Corrine Jean Biesman
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Corrine Jean Biesman, age 87, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Avera Majestic Bluffs Hospice House in Yankton.

Visitation is from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Discovery Church in Yankton with Pastor Jon Cooke officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: Chris Hochstein, Jerry Anderson, Kenny Novak, Carlo Novak, Jacob Novak, Travis Novak, and Roger Auch. Honorary pallbearers are: Deone Hart, Rich Sieverding, and Mac McQueen.

Corrine Jean Biesman was born August 6, 1929, to Clifford and LaVera (Rogers) Hart in Spencer, SD, five minutes before her identical twin sister Colleen Jane. She grew up on the farm in Spencer, SD, and graduated from Spencer High School. She married Edward Sieverding and moved to Idaho. To this union six children were born: Shirley, Sherry, Rich, Sheila, Brenda, and Valerie. They moved to Pickstown, SD, and opened Ed's Bait Shop, which they operated together for a few years until moving to Yankton. They owned and operated Ed's Bait Shop and Dairy Bar west of Yankton for several years. Corrine then began working at Sunshine Foods in Yankton which she continued for over 30 years. She married Gene Biesman on June 5, 1993.

Corrine was a hard working woman who loved working with the public. She had a great sense of humor and her faith and her family were the most important parts of her life. She was always making sure her family was cared for and loved spending time with her twin sister, Colleen.

She is survived by her six children: Shirley Moody (Jerry Anderson) of Yankton; Sherry Schempp of Vista, CA; Rich (Holly) Sieverding of Murrieta, CA; Sheila Novak of Yankton; Brenda (Mac) McQueen of Stafford, VA; and Valerie (Kenny) Novak of Yankton; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother, Deone (Darlene) Hart of Mitchell, SD; sister, Virginia (Don) Wood of Kalispell, MT; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Biesman; brother, Rodney Hart and identical twin sister, Colleen Lefler on November 5, 2016.




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I am deeply saddened for the whole family for this loss. For Sheila and Val, along with the siblings, may loving memories of your mother fill your thoughts during your time of sorrow. So many years of loving memories of your mom will live on in so many hearts. may the Lord give you strength.

Rest in Peace, Corrine.


I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am glad I stopped to see her when I was back earlier this year. She always had a smile. She will be fishing once again with Gene. May she Rest In Peace

Mark Pierce


I'm so sorry for your loss. Over the years I saw how much you all truly cherished and loved her, from big things like buying her a house, to little but important things like spending time with her daily so she could stay in that home for as long as possible. I am most grateful for the love, devotion, and care she gave to my dad. She was the light of his life and he loved her so deeply. Cling to God's promises of eternal life for Corrine as these promises can truly give you hope and comfort. Please convey our condolences to Coleen's children,too. I wasn't aware that she had died until Helen called to tell me Corrine had passed away.

In Christ's love, Bob and Vicki


we are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. she always had a smile. i don't think i've ever seen a family that lived so far apart any were so close. our hearts are with you.

norm and joann blaalid


We are so very sorry for your loss. Corrine always had a smile when we stopped to see her at the home. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Loran & Kathy Tramp


Prayers and sympathy for your family. Corrine was quite a lady and friend.

Norma Bender


So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Wanted to let all of you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rest in Peace Corrine.

Rummele Family


We will miss you Mom, you are the prettiest & sweetest lady and gave me a wife just like you! Thank you for being in my life and giving me such great memories! You are the only one I know that could match me eating a giant bowl of buttered popcorn! Love you!

Mac McQueen


We are sorry for your loss. Oh my goodness, I never meet your mom and her twin, BUT I just watched the video of them both (your mom & twin) and you can see the love, the tears, and the heartache you all must be going through at this time. I know all the girls...Val, Brenda, Shirley, Sheila, Sherry and son, Rich. How your hearts have got to be so sad, losing your dad last year, your mom, and her twin just 10 days ago! sorry to hear all the family couldn't be there to hold you all up, to hang on tight, to share the tears, OH MY, tears, tears, and more tears, the videos were great on this website, it definitely showed the LOVE from all. GOD bless you all and we are deeply sadden to hear the loss, we love you all.. Hope to see you all at a happy time for sure! thinking of you all!

Barbara and John Skuzinski


I am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away Brenda... I will always remember her bright smile and light-filled spirit which so clearly lives on in you, your children and grandchildren so deeply... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Glenn Molin


Thoughts and prayers to all of your family.

Darwin and Kathy List

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