Janette Quail died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Janette was 69.
Janette was born July 26, 1951, to Ralph and Georgianna Perso in Volga, SD. She was the third of four girls. While at Brookings High School, Janette was a majorette with the marching band. On one performance at the South Dakota State Fair, she met her future husband, Donald. After high school, Janette attended South Dakota State University. She continued as a majorette in the marching band, was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and other groups. She graduated in 1975 and worked as a medical technologist at the VA in Sioux Falls for over 20 years.
On June 9, 1973, Janette married Donald Quail in Brookings, SD. Together they shared 47 years of married life together. They raised two boys, Christopher and Matthew. Janette enjoyed being a part of her boys’ lives. Janette enjoyed traveling with various sports teams and music competitions and meeting new friends along the way. In addition, she enjoyed spending time at the lake, shopping, and reading. She had a particular gift of making any situation fun.
In 1997, she was involved in a serious car accident that defined the rest of her life. She encountered many difficulties along the way but fought hard that it wasn’t going to slow her down. Janette continued to be involved in her family’s life as much as she could.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Donald Quail of Sioux Falls; sons, Christopher (Jessica) Quail of Sioux Falls and Matthew Quail of Shakopee, MN; granddaughters, Sydney and Tenley Quail; sisters, Janeane (Dean) Bartels, Joann Perso (Alan Vostad), and June (Mike) Redmond all of Brookings, SD.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Georgianna Perso.
Funeral Mass is at10:30 am Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at St. Lambert Catholic Parish, 1000 S. Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls. Interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation with family present 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Miller Westside Chapel, 6200 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls, SD.
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