Rev. Tom Petersen
Organist ~ Glee Deutscher
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“How Great Thou Art”
Deanne Carol (Clough) Maruska was born Friday, December 24, 1943 to Glenn and Maxine (Lutz) Clough in Scotland, South Dakota. She attended Scotland schools and graduated from Scotland High School in 1961. During her senior year, Deanne was crowned Homecoming Queen.
Dee attended college in Springfield until her marriage to Raymond Kay Kayser on February 14, 1963. To this marriage, five children were born.
During her lifetime, she had many jobs: M-Tron, Dakota Poultry, operating two cafes, and others. When not working, Dee loved her sports – bowling, golf, and fishing.
On May 22, 1993, she married Gerald (Jerry) Maruska in Scotland. In 1995, she and Jerry started to spend winters in Texas and moved there permanently in 2002. Dee passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McAllen, Texas at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 20 days.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jerry, of Mission, Texas; five children: Kurtis (JoAnn) Kayser of Huron, Wayne (Chris) Kayser of Aberdeen, Sherrie Wagner of Tripp, Carrie (Jim) Gunn of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Steven (Kristi) Kayser of Mitchell; four stepsons: Jeff (Micheale) Maruska of Indiana, David (Carmen) Maruska of Texas, Klaus Maruska of Wisconsin and Brian (Selena) Maruska of Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren; and two brothers: Bob (Pam) Clough of Rapid City and Dwight Clough of Scotland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Maxine Clough, one sister, Rita, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.