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Tyndall Presbyterian Church
Tuesday December 10th, 2013

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Mable Louise Sejnoha

Dr. Richard Jensen
Organist ~ Becky Tycz
"How Great Thou Art"
"Nearer My God to Thee"
"Blessed Assurance"
George Bauder
Rich Fryda
Chuck Hovorka
Dennis Hovorka
Rick Novak
Wayne Winckler
Mable Louise Sejnoha was born on Friday, May 2, 1919 at Tyndall, South Dakota to Charles W. “Will” and Pauline (Kiehlbach) Ferguson.  She attended country school and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1936. Mable received her secretarial training at St. Cloud Business College, then lived and worked in St. Paul, Minnesota. She worked primarily at the Farmer’s Union Central Exchange and also for a coal company. She returned to Tyndall in the early 1940s and worked as a legal secretary for Ray Post. Mable was united in marriage to Emil J. Sejnoha on June 23, 1955 at Tyndall. Emil and Mable lived and worked on the family farm 8 miles north and 2½ miles west of Tyndall. In 1970, she once again began working outside the home as a legal secretary for Elmer Gemar, and later as a secretary and receptionist for Royal Koch Insurance.  Following her husband’s death in February of 1987, Mable moved into Tyndall.  She was a member of the Tyndall Presbyterian Church where she faithfully published the church newsletter and women’s fellowship book for many years. Prior to her marriage, she was a member of the Business and Professional Women. In later years, she was a longtime board member and treasurer for the Czech National Cemetery Assoc. She enjoyed quilting, and other hobbies included knitting and crocheting. She moved to Yankton in April of 2007 to be near her son, Joseph. She lived first at Pine Lane (now Autumn Winds), later at the Avera Yankton Care Center, and died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Mable is survived by her son, Joseph W. Sejnoha of Yankton; three nieces: Rose Novak of Tyndall, Helen Hovorka of Tyndall, and Evelyn Schuch of Sisseton, SD; a nephew, Adolph Joseph “Joe” Sejnoha of Yankton; and several extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. “Will” and Pauline Ferguson, her husband, Emil J. Sejnoha, a brother, William Ferguson, a nephew, Tim Ferguson, and two nieces, Emma Jones and Libby Hamberger.
Mable's family requests that memorials be directed to the Tyndall Community Foundation, Inc., or the charity of the giver's choice.

1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
With family present to greet visitors
from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Legacy Solutions
1014 W. 8th St.
Yankton, South Dakota
3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
With family present to greet visitors
from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Goglin Funeral Home
Tyndall, South Dakota

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I was saddened to hear of Mabel passing. She was my neighbor in Tyndall and we would take walks together in the evening along with my kids-she was another "Grandma" to them and we enjoyed her company; a lovely, kind woman. God bless.

Brenda Patzlaff Dec 13 2013 9:34 AM

I was sadden to read of Mable's passing. I helped care for her at the Yankton Care Center. We spent many hours getting to know one another. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jill Perk Dec 10 2013 11:35 AM

Mable was a great neighbor and will always remember the times my mom and her friends would have their daily coffee visits. As a kid, I thought it was pretty special to sit with them and dunk my cookies in the coffee. Mable was a good friend to my mother and she missed the daily coffee sessions when Mable retired to Yankton.

Shelly Hisek Lewis Dec 9 2013 6:36 PM

Joe: Please know of our sympathy and prayers on the loss of your mother. While we did not have the opportunity to meet her, we do know of her through you and the fine person that you are. Losing a mother is difficult...only tempered by the love of friends and family. We share in your loss and wish you well

Dr. Tim and Ronda Barry Dec 9 2013 11:03 AM

Dear Joseph: Your mom was my Sunday School teacher at the Tyndall Presbyterian Church many, many years ago. I remember her helping us make sheep out of wooden spools as part of a Sunday School lesson and also the Christmas she made ornaments for us with our names in glitter. Forty some years later, I still have my ornament and when I hang it on the tree every year I think of her. She was always so kind and I will remember that always. Heaven gained another angel. With prayers and sympathy, Sheila Sutera Kremer

Sheila Sutera Kremer Dec 6 2013 4:24 PM

Joe, you are in our prayers as we remember your mother with great love and admiration. Another 94 year old gets her wish to be with God. It isn't easy to lose your mother, but she'll be just as concerned for you from heaven as she was here on earth. Yes, she'll be missed, but now she can be happy with your dad and all the relatives that have gone before her. I'm sure they have already begun the reunion party. As we wait during this time of Advent to relive the coming of the Christ child, her waiting is over. May she rest in peace. Love, Ken & Jeanne

Ken & Jeanne Dec 6 2013 12:35 AM