Barbara Lou (Jensen) Wuestewald, age 76, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton City Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the Church.
Pallbearers are her grandsons: Chris Schurman, Kyler Wuestewald, Jacob Smith, Justin Wuestewald, Joby Wuestewald, Josh Wuestewald and Joe Wuestewald. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and great grandchildren.
Barbara Lou Wuestewald was born December 3, 1939, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Chris and Ann (Brewer) Jensen. She grew up in Yankton and graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1957. She married Larry Wuestewald on July 26, 1958, in Yankton. Barbara raised her family and later began working at Dale Electronics in Yankton, which she continued for over 30 years.
Barbara's family and her faith were the most important things in her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had a deep devotion to the rosary which she prayed every night. Barbara was a kind and compassionate woman who would do anything for anyone. She was a mother and grandmother to everyone and refused to lock her doors at night because someone might need help. She enjoyed camping, playing board games with her family, and trips to Arizona and Deadwood. She loved her family more than anything and she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Wuestewald of Yankton; five children: Brenda (Duane) Leicy of Norfolk, Nebraska; Pam (Robert) Altenburg of Pickstown, South Dakota; Theresa (Dennis) Smith of Yankton; Jamey Wuestewald of Yankton; and Jason (Leasha) Wuestewald of Mission Hill, South Dakota; two daughters-in-law: Sue Wuestewald of Yankton and Michelle Wuestewald of Mission Hill; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; brother, Robert Jensen of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons: Jeffrey and John Wuestewald; grandson, Cody Wuestewald; great grandson, Victor Aulman, Jr.; four sisters; and two brothers.
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Grandma I miss you so much! I love you and know I will see you again someday. Take care of your boys and siblings! You were and still are a huge part of a lot people and will never be forgotten. Love you!
Thinking of you all, with deepest sympathy and prayers for you at all.
Valerie and family
Pat and family
Susan and family
My heart genuinely hurts for each and every member of the family, as Barb was such a special & caring person for all! I pray for strength for the family during this difficult time. May Peace Be With You!
Larry, so sorry to hear that you have lost Barbara. Our prayers and thought are with you and your family.
Dick and Bev Freng
Thank You Barbara, for everything...always wanted to be as caring a person as you were, still striving to even come close...I love you Barbara, always will.
Larry and family sympathy to all.
Thoughts & Prayers to Larry & Family! Barbara was always filled with smiles, she will be greatly missed!
Heather Frazier Hayes
Brenda and family so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I had a nice visit with her and your Dad before we moved to Florida. I know this is a bit late but know you're in our thoughts and prayers.
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