Sheila Ann Sargent, age 54, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Pastor Steve Moerman officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, May 22, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.
Pallbearers are Wayne Sargent, Tyler Sargent, Larry Kramka, Ben Kramka, Kenny Meiers and Eric Gilson.
Sheila was born October 29, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri to Lee Roy and Erma (Buseman) Stevens. When Sheila was 4 years old, the family moved to Yankton and later moved to Sioux Falls when she was in the fifth grade. Sheila graduated from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls in 1981. She then attended Bethel College in Minneapolis, MN, Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1989 with a degree in special education. She married Wade Sargent of March 15, 1986 in Sioux Falls. After college, Sheila started working for Scotland Elementary School in Scotland, SD and continued to teach special education there for her entire career until health issues forced her to retire in 2017. Sheila loved her students and loved teaching. She also enjoyed reading, camping, flowers, doing crafts and her dogs. Sheila was such a loving, caring, giving woman who had a heart of gold. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sheila is survived by her husband, Wade Sargent of Yankton; parents, Roy and Erma Stevens of Sioux Falls; two sisters, Laurie (Larry) Kramka of Bemidji, MN and Micki Stevens and fiancé, Kenny Meiers of Harrisburg, SD; two uncles, Ervin Buseman and Eugene Buseman of Chancellor, SD; three aunts, Eileen Scheidt of Marion, SD, Nina Stubbe of Scranton, IA and Shirley Buseman of Chancellor, SD; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sheila was preceded in death by her grandparents.
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Dear Wade and family, So sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. She started teaching in Scotland the same year I did. You couldn't find anyone with a caring, bigger, heart than Sheila.
I am sure she is enjoying scotcheroos in heaven. Keeping you in our prayers.
Connie, Gene, Chase, and Audriana Huber
Wade.. you are in my thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us for anything.. just call.
Sheila will truly be missed, she was an amazing lady with such a big heart. All the things she did for me in Scotland when my dad was ill. She truly has a heart of gold. Sending thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving!
Kaitlin (Kremer) cihak
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May your hearts find peace and comfort at this difficult time from "the God of all comfort". 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
To Sheila's family:
So sorry to hear of Sheila's passing. We know that today she is in a better place.
We are traveling away from our home and will not be able to be with you in person, but you will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Donna and Jerald Buseman and our families
Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Someone so special can never be forgotten and Sheila will forever be in our hearts.
Jeff and Laurie Wright
So sorry, Erma and Leroy, to hear of the death of your daughter. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you experience the comfort and peace only Jesus can give.
Roberta (Kritzmire) Hoesing
Wade, so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeff and Lori Huitema.
Sheila's mother Erma and I worked together as nurses in Vermillion's Dakota Hospital during the time her father LeeRoy was a student in USD Business School & my husband was a student in USD Medical School. Years later we reconnected after settling in Sioux Falls. Even though we were in the same town we exchanged Christmas Cards which helped me feel better connected with Sheila. Erma and I attend the 9AM service at the same church and as we visited after church this past Sunday Erma informed me of Sheila's death. I prayed with her to help with encouragement of Jesus to give the peace that passes all understanding.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Wade, as you go though this difficult time. Take care.
We send you and Sheila's family our heartfelt sympathy. I was a teacher in the Scotland School and had the good fortune of working with Sheila for many years. She loved her students and helped them achieve their very best. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marvin and Agnes Thum
Wade, may you feel the caring support that so many friends and family have for you. We offer our condolences in Sheila's passing. Cherish the good memories...
Jane and Max Hawk
I'm so sorry about the loss of your wife, Wade. Thinking of you and praying for you.
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