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Platte woman dies in fall

PLATTE -- A Platte woman died Saturday from injuries she suffered in a fall at her home.

Marcia Kuipers, 59, was helping re-roof a building at her rural residence when she fell through a soft spot on the roof, said Travis DeBuhr, a deputy with the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office.

She was transported to the hospital in Platte, and later to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, where she died of her injuries, DeBuhr said.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Platte Christian Reformed Church. A 7 p.m. prayer service is also scheduled. A 10:30 a.m. funeral is scheduled Thursday at the church, according to a death notice published in Monday’s edition.