Marge Halverson, age 91, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, April 10 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Pallbearers are Steve, Joshua, Kelly and Cody Parsons, Sam White, David Sahl, Brent Morson, Scott Hetzel and Brandon Carlson. Honorary pallbearers are her children: Julie White, Heidi Parsons and Jeremy Halverson.
Marge was born November 4, 1922 at 312 Pearl Street in Yankton, South Dakota to Harold and Lena (Lee) Halverson. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1941. Marge lived her entire life in one home at 312 Pearl Street where she also raised her three adopted children. She worked as a bookkeeper for S & J Independent Oil for 13 years, then as a secretary for American Family Insurance for 25 years and finally at the Yankton County Museum for 3 years. Marge was a member of the Christ the King Lutheran Church, Yankton Senior Center and Sweet Adeline's. She also had a special love for anything chocolate, boost nutritional drinks, and cheeseburgers. Her friends and family were the number one most important part of her life and she loved her nieces and nephews. She always looked forward to the next holiday and hated saying goodbye. When they weren't together, Marge kept in touch through letters, cards and phone calls. She was a loving, giving person with a heart of gold and will be greatly missed.
Marge is survived by her three children: Julie White (John Gray) of Anchorage, AK, Heidi (Steve) Parsons of Royalton, MN and Jeremy Halverson of Yankton; eight grandchildren: Sam (Sarah) White, Jennifer White (David Sahl), Jessie (Brent) Morson, Jaime White (Scott Hetzel), Joshua Parsons, Kelly Parsons (Jessica Cast), Kriste (Brandon) Carlson and Cody Parsons (Kelly Thole); 21 great grandchildren; her dog, Jasper; and many nieces and nephews.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Jessie Daly, Vivian Juell, Florence Nelson and Ruth Robertson; and two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Halverson.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Julie, Heidi and Jeremy -
sending love and hugs your way. I have been away from Yankton for 40 years, but knowing you as we grew up, your mother's love for you was so evident. Hope that unmeasurable love will always bring you comfort and keep you close to one another.
Robin Hill Whiting
Thinking of you, and offering our sympathy,
Jane and Max Hawk
Heidi and family-
Thinking of you and sending hugs to you and your family. Have great memories of your mom when we were in Webster school.
Phyllis (Novak) Conn
What a lovely photo tribute you've put together for your beautiful mother. It is wonderful to see Marge's huge smiles as she is surrounded by family...and what a large and loving family it is! We send our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of this sweet woman...mother and grandmother. Peace be with you all.
Bernita and Glenn Mannes
Dear Julie, Heidi and Jeremy,
Sending love to all of you. Just discovered this beautiful photo tribute. So great to see your Mom and all of you and your families in these photos...could almost feel like I was there. You all meant the world to Aunt Marge!
Peace and comfort to you,
your cousin Debbie
Jeremy, Heidi and Julie,
I just learned of Marge's passing today, April 19. Marge was such a special person and a joy to visit and converse with. She and my mother, Clara Mortvedt Osborn were first cousins and I'm sure Marge was my mother's favorite of all her many cousins. We would always make it a point to spend time on Pearl Street during our summer visits to Yankton. As I told Jeremy just a few days ago my mother's last surviving sibling, Howard Mortvedt, just passed away on March 20 at five weeks shy of 99. I bet the Mortvedt brothers and sisters are having a great time in Heaven now getting reacquainted with all their Halverson cousins!
Peace to you, your mother will be missed very much here on Earth. But she is now in a wonderful place!
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