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Rosemary M.  Marek

Rosemary Margaret Balvin Marek was born on December 15, 1921 to Frank and Mary (Schneider) Balvin on a farm in rural Tyndall, South Dakota. She attended Mt. Marty High School for two years and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1940. She attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing, graduating in 1944 as a registered nurse. Rosemary worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton until June 1946.
On June 25, 1946, Rosemary was united in marriage to Henry J. Marek at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. Born to this union were five daughters. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall and served in the Altar Society. For many years, she also did child care in their home.
Rosemary was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend who found true happiness in caring for those around her.
Rosemary passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall having attained the age of 94 years, 4 months, and 27 days.
Surviving are her daughters: Agatha Fods of Colton, SD, Juanita (Ron) Palsma of Sioux Falls, SD, Geralyn (Dennis) Wollman of Bonesteel, SD, and Maureen (Steve) Langle of Emery, SD; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Greg Jerke of Michigan; brother Francis Balvin; and sister Roberta Moravec.
Preceded in death by her husband Henry in 1999, her parents, daughter Crystal Jerke in 2002, son-in-law Darrell Fods in 1997, brother David Balvin, an infant brother, and sisters Alice Cuka and Anne Fuchs.

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Juanita, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of your family

Francis and Clara Determan May 16 2016 1:00 PM

Sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort, peace and strength through this difficult time.

Pam Olsen May 13 2016 8:03 AM

Dear Maureen, Geralyn, Juanita and Agatha, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you say your good-byes to your dear mother. I have many great memories of the time I spent at your house while Maureen and I were growing up. Your mom's calm and caring manner as well as her strong faith are things I will always remember. May she rest in peace.

Sheila Sutera Kremer May 13 2016 3:04 AM