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Helen I. Tatro

Helen I. Tatro

Helen Tatro, 98, White Lake, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in White Lake. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at White Lake. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Helen Ida Tatro was born December 30, 1915 to William and Emma (Kretschmer) Neugebauer in Hutchinson County SD. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dimock SD.

She married Floyd Tatro on January 3, 1942 at Wausa NE. They lived and farmed at Milltown and Parkston and moved to White Lake in 1948.

Helen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School. She was secretary of the Senior Citizens for many years. She was also a member of the Hit and Miss Extension Club.

They moved to town in 1981, where she enjoyed making quilts and caring for children in her home. She was dedicated to her family. Helen will be remembered as a very loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who sewed Karate outfits, clothes for dolls and cats, who let kids help her in the garden and kitchen and who held them for their naps.

She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Rodney) Knutson of Centerville SD; a son, Wayne (Susan) Tatro of White Lake SD; two grandchildren: Jason (Alicia) Knutson of Centerville SD and Tamara (Jerad) Shaw of Sioux Falls SD; six great-grandchildren: Jaclynn, Alison, Shania and Kasi Knutson, Weston and Joseph Shaw; one sister, Lillian Law, Grants Pass OR; three sisters-in-law: Ruth Neugebauer, Parkston, Rose Neugebauer, Ethan and Carol Neugebauer, Tripp and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987, five brothers and one sister.

Those who live in the hearts of others never die.