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Janice Yarchan dies at 62

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Janice Yarchan, 62, of New England, died Saturday, August 8, 2009 at her home.

Janice was born June 26, 1947 the daughter of Howard and Irma (Polak) Harmening at Redfield, S.D., both of whom preceded her in death.

She married Marvin Phillips at New Ulm, Minn. on March 6, 1966.

After Marvinís death in 1994 Janice moved back to Indiana where she met Robert Yarchan, they were married in 1999.

Janice is survived by her husband Robert, New England; one daughter, Valerie (Kyle) Johns, Chesterton, Ind.; six step-children, Rodney (Sharon) Phillips, Westville, Ind., Sandy Miles, Eau Claire, Wis., Barb Phillips, White Bear, Wis., Robin Phillips, White Bear, Deanna Nugent, Rensselaer, Ind., and Becky (Jered) Sanders, Lake Station, Ind.; six grandchildren, Erika, Kylie, Jacob, Teague, Cardin and Evan; two brothers, Gary Harmening, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Dennis (Debbie) Harmening, Ariz.; and one sister, Donna (Wayne) Matheny, Gary, Ind.

Janice was preceded in death also by one nephew, one stepson, and one infant granddaughter.

Janice was raised in Tulare, S.D. and graduated from Tulare High School. She and Marvin lived in Indiana, Florida, and South Dakota.

A memorial service, Pastor Bruce Peterson officiating, will be Wednesday, August 12, at 3 p.m. at Our Redeemerís Lutheran Church, New England. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Black Hill National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.

Memorials are requested to help defray medical expenses. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, ND,


Posted 8/12/2009