Pamela J. Anderson, age 70, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her home.
Memorial services are 10:30 AM, July 19, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Robert Wullweber officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.
Pam was born December 29, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Robert and Doris (McQuatters) Perkins. She graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston in 1962 and then attended school for a Secretarial Degree. Pam married James Horn and had two children, Kristina and Kurtis. They lived in Michigan and Wisconsin before settling in Milbank, South Dakota. In 1979, she married Larry Steltz and they owned and operated Top Hat Lanes for over 10 years. Pam then worked at Whetstone Valley Nursing Home. She purchased the Prospector Tavern which she operated for several years and then she provided in home health care to many people throughout Northeast South Dakota. In 1994, Pam moved to Watertown, SD where she worked for a law firm. In 1999, she married long lost high school love, Bill Anderson, and moved to Houston to care for her parents. After her parents passed away, Pam moved to Yankton in 2009 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing games, especially Trivial Pursuit and crossword puzzles. Pam also enjoyed traveling to many places throughout the world. Her favorite time of year was Christmas because she loved shopping and giving presents to her family and friends. Pam also loved the companionship of her many pets.
Pam is survived by her two children, Kristina (Jeff) Kopejtka of Yankton and Kurtis (Audrey) Horn of Omaha, NE; 11 grandchildren: Amanda, Jacob (Tracy), Alysia, Jared, Jameson, Kasey, Kaera, Melanie, MacKenzie, Randi and Paige; 9 great grandchildren; and a sister, Kari Perkins of Houston.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents.
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So sorry for you loss. She was such a character and made me laugh. She will be greatly missed by alot of people because she had a heart of gold.
PS - There are 170 days until Christmas Pam. XOXOX
Kris and Kurt,
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both and sending prayers for peace. Love you and loved your Mom. Hugs to you both.
Jodi (Olson) Dietz
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Pam. I know she will be greatly missed by everyone. My deepest condolences to the family. May your cherished memories help to ease your sorrow. May God guide you and keep you in His loving care. And may each new day bring you closer to peace. Galatians 1:3; John 11:11, 21-25. Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:3,4. Again, my deepest condolences.
Kurt, and the girls,
I am so sorry to hear about Pam. May she rest in peace! Cherish what memories you have and keep them close! She is now watching over you!!
Holly Konshak Morphis
Prayers to your family
Kris and Kurtis
I was so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. She was a fun person and will be missed by all who knew her. I don't know if you remember me, but I was your PE teacher in Koch School in Milbank. Take care and God's blessings to both of you and your families.
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