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Ella Mae BietzCLERGY
Rev. Jonathan Vehar
Organist ~ Jan Kocer
“Abide with Me”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Ella Mae Bietz was born on Thursday, December 20, 1923 to Herb and Lena (Winter) Bartel in Parkston, South Dakota. For a time, she worked at the ASCS office in Parkston. On September 14, 1944, Ella was united in marriage to Eugene Bietz at the Congregational Church in rural Kaylor. Together they made their home on a farm 10 miles northwest of Scotland where Ella dutifully cared for her family and aided Eugene where ever she could on the farm. Ella loved hosting family gatherings and holidays on the farm, creating occasions many relatives looked forward to. After finishing their meal, a game or two of pinochle always followed and though Ella was a very soft spoken person, she tried her utmost to win. In 1984, after 40 years on the farm, Eugene and Ella retired from farming and built their new home in Scotland. She kept busy by working in the Dietary Department at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland, volunteering at the local blood drives, and helping with Meals on Wheels. Ella was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Scotland where she was active in the ZLCW and enjoyed attending Friday night bible study. She also enjoyed spending time at the Senior Citizen Center, pinochle clubs, and other card clubs.
Ella passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland having attained the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 3 days.
She is survived and remembered by her husband of nearly 71 years, Eugene Bietz of Scotland; son Dennis and Dorothy Bietz and family: Mike and Stephanie and their children Annaliese, Emerson, and Polly, Tim and Amy Bartlett and their son Nate; daughter Ron and Donna Nelson and family: Sarah and Kyle Streich and their children Carlie, Drew, and Lily, Justin and Dr. Ann Narmi/Nelson and their children Thomas and Charles, Christin Nelson, Emily Nelson, and Jarod Nelson; daughter the late Sandy Yackley’s family: Jill Ireland and Justin Weiland and their daughter Pearl, Jake and Kelli Ireland, Josh Ireland and fiancée Theresa, Jacki Ireland and her children Sophia and Idan Jones, Jay Ireland and his children Jack, Isabella, and Aiden; and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ervin Bartel, sister Norma Weisz, and daughter Sandy Yackley.
My heart goes out to Uncle Eugene and all of your family. Aunt Ella was a thoughtful and caring person who always thought of others. Her smile and dimples are the essence of her.
Marji Zimmerman Aug 29 2015 8:52 PM
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and always Uncle Eugene, Dennis, Donna and your families. Rest in peace, dear Aunt Ella.
Bonnie and Sam Gabaldon Aug 27 2015 1:29 PM
Wanting you to know that you are in our prayers. ENJOY YOUR MEMORIES!
Charles & Karen Conrad Aug 26 2015 5:35 PM
So sorry to hear of Ella's passing. She was one of my favorite people to work with following her stroke. She was very determined, strong willed, and always had a smile even though she didn't always want to do what I had in mind. She will be missed, but may her spirit live on within you all.
Erin Odens Aug 26 2015 2:06 PM
Sending all our love to Eugene and family. Ella was a wonderful, giving and lovely person she will not be forgotten.
Barry and Deborah Dresen Aug 25 2015 10:43 PM
Remembering with love and special memories Ella's kind ways and her fun and loving spirit. My parents, Morris and Fern Gran, always loved their time with Ella and Eugene. Special love, prayers, and thoughts are surrounding Eugene and all of Ella's family at this time.
Judy Marn Aug 24 2015 11:01 PM