Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. Rev. Dr. DeVern Schwenn and Rev. Melanie Reiners will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home.Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to gather for visitations and services. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming will be viewable at the bottom of this page.
Casket bearers will be Jan’s grandsons: Craig Hay, Tony Hay, Josh Mikkelson, Chris Hay, Mark Mikkelson, Matt Mikkelson, and Jeff Hay.
On February 13, 2021, Janet May Mikkelson Grorud returned to the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was the daughter of L.M. and Cornelia (Wilson) Davis, born September 18, 1936, in Milbank, S.D. She attended school in Milbank where she graduated from high school.
She was united in marriage to Wayne (Bud) Mikkelson on June 10th, 1956, and they were blessed with a son, Dan and daughter, Cindy. Bud passed away in 2004. She was united in marriage to Dick Grorud on December 31, 2010. They enjoyed living at Dick’s place on Pickerel Lake.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she served in various capacities which included singing in the Gospel Choir for many years. Some other activities included Extension Club, Brownie Scout leader, Community Thrift Shop volunteer and helping where needed.
She and Bud enjoyed living full time at their lake home during their retirement years. At the lake, Jan was known to her grandsons and their friends as the “malted milk Grandma”.
She always had time for her loving family and friends and gladly shared her joy of flowers, rocks, birds, and nature. She retired in 1998 after 30 years at the Conroy Eye Care.
Jan felt especially blessed and loved by her family. She is survived by husband, Dick Grorud of Milbank, SD; her son, Dan (Tammy) Mikkelson of Milbank, SD; her daughter, Cindy (Scott) Hay of Abilene, TX; grandsons: Craig (Lacy) Hay of Nacogdoches, TX; Tony (Julie) Hay of Abilene, TX; Josh (Danielle) Mikkelson of Watertown, SD; Chris (Kylee) Hay of Granbury, TX; Mark (Trista) Mikkelson of Milbank, SD; Matt (Jenna) Mikkelson of Alpena, SD; and Jeff (Bailey) Hay of Abilene, TX; 15 great-grandchildren; stepchildren: Jan (Arvid) Liebe of Milbank, SD; Jim (Teresa)Grorud of Milbank, SD; and their families;other survivors include her sisters-in-law: May Zirbel of Huntington Beach, CA; Ann (Tom) Schlosser of Tuscon, AZ; and nieces and nephews and their families.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 48 years, Bud; her parents; an infant sister; and her two brothers: Donald and Darrell Davis.
In lieu of flowers, Jan’s family suggests memorials be given to the Milbank Education Foundation.
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Milbank Education Foundation
PO Box 366 (103 Flynn Drive), Milbank SD 57252