Edna Fargo, age 96, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Avera Yankton Care Center.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Gayville-Volin United Methodist Church in Gayville, South Dakota with Reverend Rick Pittenger officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, on Friday, September 11 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.
Pallbearers are Hunter Price, Hailey Vaillancourt, Quinn Fargo, Nicholas Nayokpuk and Brady Rosenbaum.
Edna was born January 15, 1919 on the family farm south of Menno, South Dakota to Nickolaus and Susan (Wipf) Schaeffer. She attended country school and then helped her family on the farm. On November 26, 1939, Edna married Charles Fargo. Together they raised two children and farmed south of Gayville until 1973 when their son, Bill, took over the farming operation. In 1979, they moved to Yankton where they were active in the Senior Center and Lewis and Clark Campers along with church activities at the Gayville-Volin UMC. Edna enjoyed going out to dinner with her friends and always loved being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Edna is survived by her two sons, James (Gayle) Fargo of Locust Grove, VA and William "Bill" (Nancy) Fargo of Yankton; five grandchildren: Laura Lopez, Mary (Lynn) Rice, Katie Fargo (Garrett Nayokpuk), Amanda (Brady) Rosenbaum and Anne (Michael) Vaillancourt and 17 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles on September 23, 1993; great grandson, Gage Rosenbaum; five sisters: Ruth Schanke, Hilda Morrison, Nettie Vollmer, Elsie Lang and Agnes Schaeffer; and four brothers: Helmuth, Rueben, Herbert and Alvin Schaeffer.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Bill, Nancy and Family,
Sarah and I were very sorry to hear about the passing of Edna. She was such a wonderful woman. We have missed seeing her in church this past year. Please know that our prayers are with you at this time. Glad she is resting peacefully now with her husband, your father and grandfather. Peace be with you all.
Dave and Sarah Gullikson
Bill, Nancy and family,
There are no words to take away the pain and sorrow you are feeling at this time; however, there are wonderful memories and cherished times that will make your loss easier as time passes. Know that all of us are sending our love and prayers.
Cheryl and family(ies)
I was sorry to hear about Aunt Edna. I have great memories of her and visiting the family farm when I was young. She was a jewel.
So sorry to hear of Aunt Edna's passing. My memories of her are as a strong, hard working, independent women. My sympathies go out to her family in this difficult time.
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