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Erna Scheetz, Parkston

Erna Hildeguard Scheetz, 95, Parkston, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Avera Bormann Manor, Parkston. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Parkston. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dimock. Vi...

Erna Hildeguard Scheetz, 95, Parkston, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Avera Bormann Manor, Parkston.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Parkston. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dimock. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Koehn Bros. Funeral Home, Parkston.

She was born Sept. 7, 1913, on the family homestead near Mount Vernon, to Ernest and Emma (Sperlich) Kreth.

She attended Baker No. 10 school through the eighth grade.

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On March 29, 1933, she married Edward Christen Scheetz.

They lived and farmed south of Mount Vernon until 1977 when they retired and moved to Parkston.

She was a lifelong member of LWML. She taught Sunday School and vacation Bible school and served in Farmers Union as an educator and in other capacities for more than 50 years.

She is survived by her children: Dorothea Geidel, Mitchell; Gladys Geidel and husband, Donald; and Lois Bialas and husband, Lambert, all of Dimock; David and wife, Beverly; Gary; and Marilyn Castillo, all of Parkston; Dwain and wife, Kathyrn, Mount Vernon; 38 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Bernard Kreth and wife Eileen, Mitchell; and LuVern Kreth, Mount Vernon; and a sister, Gladys Ziebart, Parkston.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Katherine Heidinger; two sons, Marvin and Harlan Scheetz; two great-grandchildren; her parents; a brother, Ernest Kreth; a sister, Valindy Mehlhaff; three half-brothers: John, Otto and Ewald Burmeister; and two half-sisters, Alma Kluth and Alvina Gerlach.

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