Marcie Ann Janis

Marcie Ann (Whalen) Janis, 62, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away November 7, 2020, in Englewood, Colo.

Marcie Ann (Whalen) Janis was born on January 12, 1958, in Pine Ridge to Russell Whalen and Josephine Bettelyoun-Colhoff. Marcie made her journey to the Spirit World on November 7, 2020, at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

Marcie is survived by her children, Heather Janis, Denver, Waylon (Marlena) Janis, Tanya, and Timonhi Janis all of Pine Ridge; siblings, Russell, Jr. and Donna Whalen, Toni Colhoff-Richards, Cheryl White Rabbit, and Krystyne Bettelyoun all of Pine Ridge, Tressee Colhoff, Rapid City, Carol Whalen, Scottsbluff, Neb., Marty Wellington, Longmont, and Charles Whalen, Minn.; three godchildren, 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Marcie was preceded in death by her husband, Guy George Janis; son, Timothy George Janis; parents, Russell Whalen and Josephine Bettelyoun-Colhoff; brothers, Nathan Whalen, Virgil Colhoff, and Wade Colhoff; and sisters, Emma “Mimi” Whalen, Jessie Whalen, and Teoshole Wellington.

A one night wake service was held starting at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, at the Janis residence located at 1189 New Crazy Horse in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, at the Janis Residence located at 1189 New Crazy Horse, with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating and Mr. Chris Brooks performing the traditional Lakota services.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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