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Marilyn Mae Weverstad

July 1, 1940 — February 28, 2024

Yankton

Marilyn Mae Weverstad, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Sunday, March 3 at Goglin Funeral Home in Yankton.

Funeral service begins 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton. 

Inurnment will be in Yankton City Cemetery, at a later date. 

Born on July 1, 1940, to Henry and Erma (Alverson) Uthe, Marilyn grew up on a farm outside of Chester, SD, with her two older brothers, Bernard and Bert (Boots). She enjoyed caring for her horses—Jewell, Blazer, and Sporty—and attending summer 4-H camps at Lake Herman.

After graduating from Franklin High School, she enrolled at South Dakota State University to be closer to a senior studying animal husbandry named Bob whom she met while visiting a friend in Yankton. On May 16, 1959, Marilyn and Bob were married. After Bob graduated, the newlyweds moved to the Anderson homestead north of Yankton, where they welcomed their two daughters, Tammy in 1961 and Terri in 1963. A devoted mother and homemaker, Marilyn made a loving home for her family. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing matching dresses for her daughters, and enjoyed baking and hosting gatherings for family and friends at the farm. Marilyn had a fulfilling social life and was active in many clubs and organizations, including Women’s Club, the Extension Club, the Bowling League, the Community Concert Association, and the local 4-H chapter.

A constant source of joy throughout Marilyn’s life was playing bridge with friends, even when her hand was crummy. She passed her love of cards on to her grandchildren who spent many hours with her playing King’s Corner, Golf, Spoons, and Uno. Marilyn loved listening to classical music and was an avid supporter of the fine arts; she attended recitals, concerts, plays, musicals, and operas, many of which featured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Partners in life and on the dancefloor, Marilyn and Bob spent countless nights dancing polkas, waltzes, jitterbugs, and even Danish dances, complete with traditional Danish garb. The two also enjoyed travel and regularly visited friends and family across the country. In her later years, Marilyn maintained that love of travel, making her first trips abroad to Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain with her grandsons.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Bob Weverstad; her brother, Bert Uthe; her daughters, Tammy (Randy) Bevers and Terri (Tom) Arens; her five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, as well as nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bernard; her sister-in-law, Donna Mae (Mickey) and her brother-in-law, Richard (Dick).

Marilyn's kindness, support, sarcastic humor, and unwavering love will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know this classy lady.

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Visitation

Sunday, March 3, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Yankton

807 W 31st St, Yankton, SD 57078

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Prayer Service

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Yankton

807 W 31st St, Yankton, SD 57078

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 4, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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