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Blanche Fiksdal

BRISTOL- Blanche Fiksdal, 90 of Bristol formerly of Webster, died Sunday September 2, 2007 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 6th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 P.M. Wednesday at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster then continuing at the church with a wake service at 7:30 P.M. Visit Fiksdalfuneral.com to sign guest book. Blanche Elizabeth Maloney was born on Monday, August 6, 1917 to Thomas and Nellie (Burke) Maloney at Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She attended country school and graduated from Lily High School in 1934. After high school she worked at the Coney Island Café in Webster. On November 22, 1938 she married Byron (Odell) Fiksdal at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bristol, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home south of Webster where they farmed. She stayed home as a farm wife to raise their five children. She also worked as a clerk at several businesses in Webster including the Deep Rock Café, Nerger’s Department Store and Jack & Jill. Mr. Fiksdal passed away in 1991. In 1993 she moved to the Pleasant View Apartments in Webster, and in 2000 to Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. She was a member of the Extension Club, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lily where she was active in Altar Society and Choir, and later after the Lily church closed she became a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster where she was active in Altar Society. The couple enjoyed square dancing and she enjoyed baking, fishing, sewing, and spending time with her family. Blanche passed away at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 90 years and 27 days. Survivors include: two sons; Larry (Molly) Fiksdal of Brainard, MN.; Bruce (Melissa) Fiksdal of Crooks, SD; three daughters; Alice Stevens of Sioux Falls, SD, Della (Ronald) Hinze of Showlow, AZ; Dorothy (Ronald) Benson of Bristol, SD; two brothers: Melvin (Arlene) Maloney of Puyallop, WA; John (Dorothy) Maloney of Marshall, IL, 15 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren, and three great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother James Maloney, one sister Marcella Maloney, and one son-in-law Marvin Stevens.

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Guestbook

Dear Bruce and family, Our belated sympathies in the loss of your Mom. Even though we know we'll have to say good bye someday, it's still very hard. I also know that the Anderson family being Lily folk too thought alot of your Mom and would want to express their sympathies as well. May she rest in peace and be cradled in the arms of our Lord.

Brenda(Dylla) & Cliff Anderson Oct 27 2007 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the family of Blanche. She is at peace with God. Although I never met Blanche, she was mentioned often with love by Rose Sand, Mrs. Fiksdahl's granddaughter.

Lynette Vorachek Sep 9 2007 12:00 AM

I send Love and Sympathy to each of you. Your Mom always had that sweet smile! Remember the happy, fun times - especially when we were all a part of St. Joseph's Church in Lily. Dorothy (Neal) Wiederhold

Dorothy Wiederhold Sep 6 2007 12:00 AM

Dorothy and family and my daughter-in-law Kathy. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Blanche from when we belonged to the Lily parish and even sang in the choir with her. She was a great lady and will be missed by her family and friends. Sincere sympathy and Love, Sharon. PS.. Hugs for the whole family.

Sharon Bjerke Sep 5 2007 12:00 AM