HURON — Janice Burnison, 60, of Huron, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alpena Community Center at Alpena. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Alpena. Visitation is today from 1 to 7 p.m., at the Kuhler Funeral Home, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m. this evening.
Janice Marie Palmer was born at St. John’s Hospital in Huron on May 28, 1959, to Omer and Helen Palmer. She was baptized at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Wessington and was confirmed in both the Concordia Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey.
Janice went to school in Wolsey. She later drove school bus for the Wolsey School and worked for the Town of Wolsey.
In 1994, Janice completed her RN schooling in Huron and was pinned and received her associated degree in nursing obtaining her license as a Registered Nurse. She worked in Wessington Springs and Woonsocket before becoming the Director of Nursing at the Golden Living Center in Groton for six years and then later at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron for two years.
Janice Marie Palmer married the love of her life, David Adrian Burnison, on February 21, 2000, at a small family ceremony in Wessington Springs. Janice and David were the third generation to be married on that date, as Janice’s parents and maternal grandparents were also married on February 21. Later in 2017, their son, Darrell Bittner and Lois Lecy were the fourth generation to be married on that date.
Janice is survived by her husband, David “Bear” Burnison; one son, Darrell (Lois) Bittner; two grandchildren, Jordan and Halie; three brothers, Glenn (Teri) Palmer, Marvin (Karol) Palmer, and Dennis (Carol) Palmer; four sisters-in-law, Heidi Palmer, Mary White, Patricia Teveldal, and Linda (Mike) Kilcoin; and several other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Helen Palmer; three brothers, Russell Palmer, Darrell “Dutch” (Judy) Palmer, and Robert Palmer; David’s parents, Betty and Ralph Burnison; and one brother-in-law, Bruce Teveldal.