HURON — Janet Serfling, 62, of Huron, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at her home.
Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kuhler Funeral Home with her family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
Janet Marie Skrogstad was born November 17, 1954, at Princeton, Minnesota to Melvin and Mary (Stabo) Skrogstad. She graduated from Fargo North High School in 1972. On November 17, 1973, she married her true love, Murray Serfling at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Janet faced many health concerns over the years. After nearly 20 years of living with diabetes, she received a pancreas transplant 15 years ago, from an anonymous donor. The following year she received a kidney transplant, with the kidney donor being her husband. The transplant gave Janet a new lease on life.
Over the years, Janet has enjoyed babysitting, shopping, spending time with family, and coffee dates with her church friends. Janet loved baking, reading mystery novels or cookbooks, and watching mystery shows and old TV programs. Most of all, Janet relished the role of Grandma. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandkids. She could often be found playing dress up or silly made-up games with them.
In 2016, Janet and her husband purchased the company where he had been employed for the previous 44 years. They renamed it Easi Pour, and were very proud of this recent milestone.
Janet is survived by her husband, Murray Serfling of Huron; their children, Megan Serfling, Holly (Darric) O’Brian, and Gregory Serfling, all of Huron; her beloved grandchildren, Wyatt, Sofia and Maddigan. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Skrogstad; her sisters, Margaret (Lyle) Heinle, Barbara (Jeff) Perreault and Julie (Cameron) Merkel; her brothers, Will (Dawn) Skrogstad, Michael Skrogstad and Jeffrey (Peggy) Skrogstad, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, two aunts and her in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father; and a great niece.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to James Valley Christian School, Beadle County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.