Marjean Tecklenburg, age 86, of Corsica, SD passed away Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society, Corsica. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday, June 24, 2019 in St. John Lutheran Church, Hillside, rural Dimock, SD. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, June 23, 2019 in the Koehn Funeral Home, Stickney, SD with a prayer service beginning at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services in the church Monday. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery following services.
Marjean (Herbst) Tecklenburg was born May 31, 1933 at the farm home south of Mt. Vernon, SD to Gilbert and Della (Jacobs) Herbst. She was baptized June 21, 1933 at First Lutheran Church, Mitchell, SD by Pastor Alfred Storvick. As a child her faith was nurtured at St. John Lutheran, "Blooming Valley" rural Corsica. She was confirmed April 27, 1947 at St. John Lutheran, "Hillside" rural Dimock, SD by Pastor Peter Tecklenburg.
Marjean's elementary education was at a country school in Baker Township, rural Mount Vernon, SD. She attended Parkston High School where she played the baritone in the school band and was part of the cheerleading squad. She graduated in 1951. Marjean then was employed at Mitchell National Bank, Mitchell, SD.
On January 16, 1955 Marjean and Don Tecklenburg were united in marriage by Pastor Ernest Theilen at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Dimock, SD. They farmed near Corsica, SD. They were blessed with a son Kent and daughter Renee. Marjean adored children and greatly enjoyed teaching Sunday School and VBS at Hillside for several years. She worked as a waitress at Douglas County Livestock, Corsica, SD. Marjean graduated from EMT training in 1985 and was a member of the Douglas County EMT Association for 12 years. She used that training working several years as a CNA at Douglas County Memorial Hospital, Armour, SD.
Marjean loved to work out in the fields and to garden. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and serving family and friends. She made many beautiful afghans, quilts, and embroidered towels. She was a quiet person, a good listener, and a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. She was faithful in daily devotions and prayer.
Marjean is survived by her son Kent and daughter Renee both of rural Corsica, SD. She is also survived by sister-in law Doris Herbst, brother-in-law Bill Molumby, several nieces, nephews, cousins, a special friend Jessica Mueller and many other beloved friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Virgil and sister Shirley.
She wished that memorials be shared with the homeless and children with special needs -- the Anne Carlson Center was dear to her heart.