User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Snow and blowing snow likely in NE KELOLAND, click here for details.

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Mary Dean Janklow Talks About Husband's Death

October 5, 2012, 10:00 PM by Perry Groten

Mary Dean Janklow Talks About Husband's Death
Mary Dean Janklow

FLANDREAU, SD -

When Bill Janklow died in January, South Dakota lost a high-profile politician and public servant. And Mary Dean Janklow lost a husband and father to her children.

"You go on, every day is a gift, so you are just thankful for each day and thankful for the time you had together," Mary Dean said.

Bill Janklow's sudden decline from brain cancer was the toughest part to handle.

"I guess the saddest time was to get that diagnosis, you always think that with today's medicines, there's something they can do, but it wasn't to be," Mary Dean said.

And grieving in public was a painful process for someone who cherishes her privacy.

"You have to try and hold everything in because you're in front of a lot of people, yeah, it's difficult," Mary Dean said.

Mary Dean still receives cards and letters from well-wishers. She's reminded every day of the impact her husband had upon South Dakota.

"I might be in the grocery store and they'll see my name and they'll say, ‘Oh, are you the governor's wife?’ And yeah I was the governor's wife," Mary Dean said. 

While Mary Dean still grieves for her husband, she remains proud of his legacy of compassion and commitment.

"He cared about everybody and anybody that approached him about any problem whether it was big or small, he felt he could solve it in some way and he tried," Mary Dean said.

Mary Dean says her husband, who was also a former U.S. Congressman, would not be pleased with the political partisanship on Capitol Hill these days. She says Bill Janklow was a man of action who was always willing to cross party lines to get the job done.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story


Events