WESSINGTON SPRINGS ó Mable Marken, 102, of Wessington Springs, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Aurora Brule Nursing Home in White Lake.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Wessington Springs. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Wessington Springs.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs, or Saturday afternoon prior to the service.
Mabel Ada Marken was born Sept. 3, 1910, to Eilert and Anna (Klink) Marken at her parentís farm in Marlar Township Jerauld County. She was baptized at Lane in October 1910, and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Lane in October 1925.
She attended the Miller Country School (later named the Beers Country School) and attended Wessington Springs High School. She enjoyed working with 4-H.
She enjoyed caring for other folks and children in South Dakota, California and Oregon. She helped in the garden market at Spearfish. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was a member of LWML. In February 1997 she retired and moved into Weskota Apartments and in 1998 she became a resident of the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake.
She is survived by one niece and two nephews, including Connie (Charles) Swenson of Woonsocket; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her one sister and four brothers.For the complete article see the 01-02-2013 issue.
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