Monica Baumeister


Monica Marie Herold Ehlers Baumeister was born July 8, 1938, in Mitchell, SD, to biological parents Lawrence Paulson and Doris A. Billings. She was adopted August 8, 1938, by John & Marie Herold of Dimock, SD. As John said, “We got to hand pick our girl, everyone else has to take what they get.” While growing up, the family lived in Dimock, Chadron, Martin, Belle Fourche and Philip before John & Marie opened a grocery store in Kennebec.

She married Walt Ehlers on June 30, 1956. Four girls were born to this union: Kim, Angela, Linda and Becky. Monica married Vern Baumeister October 14, 1987.

Monica is survived by her daughters Kim (Rod) Dowling, Angela (Dennis Scott) Ehlers, Linda (Larry) Stuckenbroker and Becky (Wes Moore) Diehm, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho. A rosary will take place at 11:00am with visitation from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the church. Interment will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery in Presho. The service can be viewed at

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