Marilyn Ann Pates
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Marilyn Ann Pates, age 80, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, October 21, 2016, at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM with Reverend Ken Lulf officiating. The visitation will resume one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday at the Church.

Pallbearers are: Dr. Carroll Isburg, Chad Barth, Cody Siewert, Vernon Lockman, Kent Lethcoe, and Mark Lethcoe.

Marilyn Ann Pates was born August 19, 1936, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Gordon and Edna (Lockman) Pates. She grew up in Yankton and worked at her family's grocery store in Yankton. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1954 and later graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1957. She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in the OR as a surgical nurse for seven years and then at the Yankton Clinic and Yankton Medical Clinic. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Willis Stanage and Dr. Carroll Isburg for 36 years while working at the two clinics.

Marilyn was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton. She enjoyed traveling, mainly to England and other places in the United States, to see family members and friends. Marilyn was a kind, loving, generous woman who had a heart of gold.

Survivors include her uncle, C E Six of McMinnville, Oregon; very special friend, Dianne (Larry) Siewert and their children; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Edna Pates and her brother, Bill Pates.

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We are so sorry to read of Marilyn's passing. We have the best memories of her. We got to know her when she worked as Dr. Isburg's nurse. She was always so helpful and compassionate.

Tom and Beth Kaltsulas

Sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing, she is now at rest watching and guiding each of you thru your daily lives. She touched many in her life, as well as mine-she was an instructor/working in surgery when I was in Nurses Training in 1960-she taught us a lot, we never forgot her. We are remembering her & you in our daily Prayers.

Jean (Van Well N. 63') Hauger

I am sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was a good neighbor and friend of the family. I will remember her always.

Sara (Farley) Dahlberg

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. The lost of a loved one grieves the heart and words are never enough to take away the pain. However, our Heavenly Father knows your grief. As a loving and caring Father, He will be there to comfort and sooth your "broken-heart and crushed spirit". ( Psalm 34:18 ). May you find comfort and hope in God's promise of a day when you will reunite with your loved one again. ( Isaiah 26:19 ). My sincere condolences to the family.


Hearing of Marilyn's death brought up so many memories of being at Dr. Stanage's office with my children. I am so sorry she has passed. She was a beautiful soul and loved being with the little ones and caring for them.

Ann Martin

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