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Visitation

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Monday October 17th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Prayer Service

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Monday October 17th, 2022
7:00pm

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Holy Rosary

St. Benedict Catholic Church
Tuesday October 18th, 2022
9:30am

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Memorial Mass

St. Benedict Catholic Church
Tuesday October 18th, 2022
10:30am

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Burial

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Tuesday October 18th, 2022

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Marjorie Ann Wuestewald

Our Angel, Marjorie "Marge" Wuestewald, age 87, of Yankton, passed away on October 11, 2022, surrounded by her family. Marge was predeceased by her parents Louis and Rose Kuehler, husband Frank Wuestewald, Jr. and two brothers Harold (Betty) Kuehler, and Willie (Ann) Kuehler. Marge is survived by 6 children, Cindy Schweitzer, Cheryl (Ryan) Roethler, Tim (Tami) Wuestewald, Mark (Mary) Wuestewald, Brian (Tracee) Wuestewald and Buffie (Mat) Bryant, 8 grandchildren Krista (Tyler) Vogt, Britni (Austin) Johnsen, Shelbi (Jacob) Murray, Madelyn and Megan Wuestewald, and Alivia, Erik, and Jacob Wuestewald), 10 great grandchildren (Ashlyn, Brooklyn, Jaelyn, Eislyn, and Kasen Vogt; Aubrey, Paisley, and Zoey Johnson; Emery and Rylee Murray), and her very special friend and “sister” Linda Nickles.

Marge was born October 8, 1935, in Constance, NE and lived there until earning her nursing degree in Yankton at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing. Marge and Frank were married September 5, 1956, and she started her nursing career at Sacred Heart Hospital. In 1963, she began her 31 year career at the SD Human Services Center (HSC), where in 1992, the SD Nurses’ Association acknowledged her as the District 7 Nurse of the Year.

A full time nurse and full time wife and mom, Marge also had many hobbies and was involved with many organizations. She had a love for angels and enjoyed gardening, bird watching, collecting stamps and coins, crocheting, playing cards and water aerobics. Marge developed many lasting friendships through her years at HSC and her involvement with the Mt Marty College Alumni council, Sacred Heart School of Nursing, Catholic Daughters, Hospital Auxiliary, and as a founding member of the "Muffin Ladies".

Marge was her children's angel on earth and she wore an angel pin on her left shoulder to let everyone know that she had an ever-present guardian angel.  Marge guided her children through life with a “put it in God’s hands” attitude, and she instilled in them a strong “never quit” work ethic.

All six of her children are Sacred Heart School graduates, and we invite you to make a donation in her name to Sacred Heart School at (605) 665-3655: 509 Capitol: Yankton, SD 57078. If you choose to donate on line at yanktoncatholicfoundation.org please include a memo that your donation is in memory of Marge.

Visitation and prayer service is Monday October 17, 2022, at Goglin Funeral Home from 5-7 PM.  Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. Benedict's Catholic Church on Tuesday October 18, 2022. Please join us an hour before Mass for the Rosary. Lunch will be served at St. Benedict's following Mass and burial will then be in Constance, NE.  

Floral tributes are included within the service program.


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I was a new Nurse with a year's experience when my husband and I and our one month old son moved to Yankton. I found a job at HSC on Haas 1, as the dayshift charge nurse. I had no experience in Psych nursing. Marge was the PM shift charge nurse on the unit. She was a mentor and a role model from the beginning. She always had a wonderful smile, contagious laugh, and a genuine kindness for everyone. The world was blessed to have Marge, a real angel on earth!

Colette Broekemeier Oct 17 2022 10:10 PM

My Grandmother, Dorothy Gunderson worked with Marge and they were good friends. I always enjoyed visiting with Marge when she would come out to the farm to see my grandmother. My deepest sympathies on your loss. Heaven has truly gained an Angel.

Matt Gunderson Oct 15 2022 5:09 PM

Was so sad to hear of Marge going to the Angels above. A terrific lady and she always welcomed me into her home. I will never forget your gratitude and generosity. God bless!

Dennis Steffen Oct 14 2022 12:03 AM

Buffie, Im so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jennifer Highland Oct 13 2022 11:08 PM

Will always remember her she was my boss in old hospital on surgery floor, I was a nurses aid, did lots of things back then. This was 64 yrs ago. She was a neat lady.

Myva Scott Oct 13 2022 7:35 PM