Jonette K. Anson

Jonette K. Anson, age 60, of Yankton, South Dakota passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2020 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Due to the COVID restrictions at the time of Jonette’s death the family could not have a public gathering for her.  Therefore a Celebration of Jonette’s life will be from 4:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at The Lodge at Lewis and Clark Resort, 43496 Shore Drive in Yankton, South Dakota. Food and drinks will be provided and please bring any pictures of Jonette that you would like to share.

Due to current health restrictions, a private family service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2020 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. The funeral will be live streamed online at as well as on Jonette’s obituary page through our website at Burial will be at the Yankton Cemetery and if you wish to send love to Jonette, you are welcome to wave from your vehicle on Douglas Avenue between the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and entrance to Yankton Cemetery. We will be leaving to go to the cemetery around 2:40 PM. There will also be a public celebration of Jonette’s life at a later date.

Jonette was born September 17, 1959 in Yankton, South Dakota to John and Doreen (Becker) Saffel. She grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1977. Jonette then graduated from the School of Radiology at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in 1979. She worked as an X-Ray and CT Technician in Canton, SD, Riverton, WY, Okoboji, IA, Rapid City, SD and then back to Yankton in 1997. In Yankton, Jonette worked as a Mobile MRI Technician and later worked at Lewis and Clark Specialty Hospital. In December of 2019, she started working at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Jonette excelled at her work and loved working with people. Jonette had her daughter, Krysta in 1990 and the two journeyed through life together. Jonette loved to ride her motorcycle on the open road and listen to rock n roll. Jonette enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Cottonwood. Jonette was fiercely independent. Her motto was: Figure it out and if you can’t, figure it out again. She was a loving and loyal friend. She had a vivacious personality and a welcoming smile which could light up any room. You could hear her laugh for miles. Jonette would say her biggest accomplishment in life was being a dedicated Mother. Krysta will always be her sunshine. She also loved being a grandma to her fur-babies. Jonette brought love and light into this world. A quote she loved: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller. She is deeply loved and will always be in our hearts.

Jonette is survived by her daughter, Krysta (Radim) Miksik of Yankton; one sister, Deanna (Bill) Nelson of Sioux Falls; two brothers, Marty Saffel of Sioux Falls and Joe (Jill) Saffel of Yankton; and five nieces and nephews: Mike (Cara) Nelson, Katie (Dave) Swanson, Josh (Miranda) Saffel, Jenni Saffel and Michael Saffel.

Jonette was preceded in death by her parents

Cards can be mailed to her daughter, Krysta Miksik at 111 Calumet Dr. Yankton, SD 57078 or send an online message to the family below.





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8 response to "Jonette K. Anson"

  1. By: Patricia Paquette Posted: April 15, 2020

    So sad to learn of Jonette’s passing. She was a classmate of mine and I will always remember her kindness. Rest in Peace Jonette. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. By: Allene Sommer Posted: April 15, 2020

    I’m so sorry to hear if Jonette’s passing- such a shock. I knew her for years, and she trained me at Lewis and Clark. She was a wonderful free spirit gone too soon. My prayers to you all .

  3. By: Nancy Peterson Posted: April 16, 2020

    I have not seen Jonette for many years, but I can still hear her contagious laugh. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  4. By: Mike and Terry Nelson Posted: April 16, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jonette was a great lady who will be missed by many people. May she rest in peace.

  5. By: Don Raymond Posted: April 17, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She will be missed.
    Our prayers go out to Krysta and all the family.

  6. By: Barbara Hegert Posted: April 17, 2020

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of My Dear Friend Jonette. I just want to tell you Krysta that she will not be forgotten! She was a beautiful soul and put a smile on my face daily! I am sending you healing love and light Krysta and send my deepest condolences to You and the Family! 💙🙏😇🙏💙

  7. By: Anneliese and Wilhelm Dehmer Posted: April 17, 2020

    Dear Krysta,
    there are no words that can take away your sorrow. Your mother was a strong women and so are you. She will be missed but her memory will live on forever in your heart.
    Anneliese and Wilhelm

  8. By: Sheri Braten Posted: July 23, 2020

    I am shocked at this. I had no idea. My heart just hurts finding this out. Krysta, I am so sorry. I had not idea until today. My prayers to you and your family. Your mother was the best! She will be greatly missed.

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