BLUNT — Louise Kozel, 86, of Blunt, died at Golden Living Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
A prayer service and an Order of Eastern Star Service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Blunt with the interment prior to the funeral service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt.
Louise Belle Kozel was born June 3, 1927, in Blunt, to Opal (Ellison) Kozel and Royal Kozel in the upstairs apartment that was connected to her grandparents business, Midway Motor Company.
She enjoyed writing, and by the age of 15, she had over 150 pen pals, one in every state, and from 10 different countries.
At the age of 35 she became a newspaper correspondent for the Onida Watchman where she worked for 51 years. She also provided a column in the Pierre Capital Journal.
She was a member of the Rising Sun Chapter No. 85, Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and she held most of its offices. She was also a member of the Blunt United Methodist Church, the GFWC Blunt Study Club, the Blunt Senior Citizens and the Blunt American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by a sister, Lorraine Cauthen of Pendleton, S.C. and a brother, Lavon (Vonnie) Kozel of Huron; four nieces and nephews; seven grand-nieces and nephews; and many great-grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother-in-law, Coke Cauthen, and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Kozel and Drelda Kozel.
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