Janet Mae McMahon, age 68, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Avera Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls. Janet was born September 2, 1944 in Lincoln, NE to Dale and Dorothy (Johnson) Fuhs. She grew up in Flandreau and then moved with her family to California where she graduated from Watsonville High School. She married Larry Delaney and to this union 4 boys were born. Janet moved back to Flandreau in 1974 and raised her 4 children. She worked for 25 years at Farmer’s State Bank and 4 years at Royal River Hotel. On July 30, 1993 Janet married Wayne “Buddy” McMahon. She was comforted by his faithful and loving commitment. Buddy preceded her in death on July 10, 2011. Janet loved her 4 boys, their wives and treasured her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, movies, music, especially Elvis and Marty Robbins, cooking, watching her boys play sports, crocheting and Sudoku. Janet was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for 35 years and belonged to Lutherans for Life.
Janet is survived by her 4 sons, Dale (Susan) Delaney, Corpus Christi, TX, Scott Delaney, Casper, WY, Shawn (Chris) Delaney, Casper, WY, Rob (Athena) Delaney, Franktown, CO; a step-daughter, Julie (Brad) Jones, Milford, IA; 6 grandchildren, Dale Jr., Taylor, Avery, Jordan, Alexis and Jack and a sister, Peggy (Darwin) Ernst, Corralitos, CA. Janet is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne “Buddy” McMahon; her parents and her identical twin sister, Janice.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Flandreau with burial in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 PM at Skroch Funeral Chapel with a 7 PM prayer service.