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Deanne Carol MaruskaCLERGY
Rev. Tom Petersen
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“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.
Last summer when Deannie and Jerry were in Scotland and in the Gemar's grocery store, I heard a hearty voice call out to me--by name !! She cracked a joke--and then I knew her. Same "old" fun-loving person. Bet she is making heaven a bit merry these days.
Theresa/Jim Sedlacek Dec 12 2012 5:48 PM
I remember the school days but also the days she lived in Tabor and we did things together there also. Fun nights at firemen picnics and chamber events. Her kids spent alot of time at our house also pouring over algerbra books etc. She will be remembered by many missed by all.
Verda Catton Sykora Dec 6 2012 12:41 PM
Dear Family of "Deannie," I was so saddened to hear of Deannie's passing. She will always be Deannie to me. We were good friends in grade school, played at each other's homes often and even learned to tap dance and perform together as a trio with Cheryl Nelles. I have many fond memories of our times together and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My favorite memory of Deannie is her dressed up as a hillbilly for our Junior class play and carrying a live chicken around during the performance. Our homecoming queen is gone but not forgotten!! Will miss you, gal! Clarita
Clarita (Hollman) Varilek Dec 2 2012 4:03 PM
We don't always realize how very precious and fragile life is until we lose someone we love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deanne was one of a kind.
Ellen (Ireland) Melius Dec 1 2012 8:52 PM
Deanna was always a happy go lucky person. Sympathy to her family, God Be With You.
Joan Thum Bloom Dec 1 2012 6:38 AM