Fr. Joe Forcelle
Jackson, Hayden, and Hanna Powers
Jackie Thomson & Luke Eppel
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
Soloist ~ Kathy Tegethoff
"Be Not Afraid"
"O, Beautiful Mother"
St. Leo Choir
"How Great Thou Art"
Adeline Rose Pesek was born on Monday, August 19, 1918 in the Lakeport area near Yankton. She was the second of four children born to Fred and Rose (Nedved) Hejl. After attending Wilson School District #54 through the 8th grade, she spent some time working away from home doing domestic work. On February 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to Edward Joseph Pesek at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Lesterville. They began their farming career on a rented farm near her in-laws. Three daughters were born during this time. In 1961, they purchased a farm near Tyndall and continued farming there until they retired and purchased a home in Tyndall in 1981. During their retirement, they did a lot of traveling until they were no longer able to due to health issues.
Adeline will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother. She worked side by side with Edward in their livestock and crop operation. She also raised poultry, vegetables and canned. This is how she will be remembered by everyone who knew her. She was especially proud of her two sets of twin great-grandchildren. Adeline passed away on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 15 days.
Thankful for having shared her life are her husband of 64 years, Edward, of Tyndall; three daughters: Florence and husband Kenneth Powers of Avon, Elaine and husband Thomas Jaeger of Platte, and Joyce and husband Kenneth Diediker of Dixon, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Stacey Powers and Julie of Avon, Melissa (Powers) and Matt DePauw of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jackie (Jaeger) and Steve Thomson of Sioux Falls, Carla (Jaeger) and Gerald Eppel of Mitchell, Sam Jaeger of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Denise (Diediker) and Joe Dangberg of Omaha, Nebraska; nine great-grandchildren: Andrew, Jackson and twins Hayden and Hanna Powers, Max and twins Vanessa and Felicity Thomson, and Luke and Emma Eppel; two brothers: Wesley Hejl of Sioux Falls and Joseph and wife Dorothy Hejl of Lesterville; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rose Hejl, a brother, Fred, and his wife, Evelyn.