Mary Setterstrom, Wessington SpringsMary Frances Setterstrom, 95, Wessington Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Prairie View Care Center, Woonsocket.
Mary Frances Setterstrom, 95, Wessington Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Prairie View Care Center, Woonsocket.
She was born on Sept. 17, 1917.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, Wessington Springs, with the Rev. Sara Olson Dean Officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Wessington Springs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Basham Funeral Home, Wessington Springs, with a 7 p.m. Eastern Star service.
Mary Frances Robbins was born at Chilhowee, Mo., to Frank and Roxie (Evans) Robbins.
The family moved to Wessington Springs in 1924 when Mary was 6. She attended country school and graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1936.
She then attended Wessington Springs Junior College for one year. She taught country school for three years.
On June 3, 1942, she married Paul Setterstrom at the Methodist parsonage in Huron.
Soon after their wedding, Paul left for overseas duty in India for three and a half years. While Paul was overseas, Mary moved to Huron and worked as a telephone operator.
After Paul’s discharge, they moved back to Wessington Springs where he became a building contractor.
In 1960, they purchased the Bowling Dome in Chamberlain and ran it for 10 years.
After selling the Bowling Dome, they built a new house in Pukwana.
In 1982, they moved back to Wessington Springs, where they built a house and lived until his death in 1992.
Mary later sold their home and moved to Weskota Apartments.
In August 2012, she moved to Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket, where she lived until her death.
Mary enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with family and friends. Mary was also a very avid Minnesota Twins fan.
Mary belonged to the UCC Church, Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. She held offices and worked for all.
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