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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Thursday March 16th, 2017
2:00pm

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Emil Ninke

WEBSTER – Emil Ninke 92 of Webster passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at his home in Webster. His funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday March 16, 2017 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, Pastor Mike McCarlson will officiate. Military interment will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7 P.M. closing with a 7P.M. prayer service at the funeral home. Emil George William Ninke was born on Sunday February 22, 1925 to Emil C. and Anna (Krause) Ninke at Webster, South Dakota. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church and confirmed at American Lutheran Church in Webster. He attended school in Webster, graduating in 1942. After graduation he worked for neighboring farmers and then, In January 1945, was drafted in the US Army during WWII being stationed in the south pacific. Emil received several medals and honors for his dedicated service. After his honorable discharge, Emil returned to Webster. On June 26, 1947, he married Dileen Wenck at Zion Lutheran Church in Andover, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Webster. Emil worked for Northwestern Public Service as a line foreman. He retired in 1987. After his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, playing pinochle and traveling. He was a member at Tabor Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #40, and VFW Post #4690. Emil served as post commander for both the American Legion and the VFW. He also was honor guard commander for more than twenty years. Emil passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 92 years and 18 days. He will be greatly missed by his wife Dileen of Webster, SD, three daughters; Marsha (Dennis) Block of Sioux Falls, SD, Donna (Mike) Saavedra of Central, SC, and June Seehafer of Milbank, SD, one brother Ray Ninke of Huron, SD, five grandchildren; Emily (Michael) Zagar, Emilie (Jordan) Yancey, Alissa (Erik) Tofteland, Anna (Luke) Ammann, and Cody Seehafer. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and three more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son at birth, two brothers; Marvin and Herbert Ninke, and three sisters; Doris Ninke, Ruby Sandstrom, and Nila Gannon.

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I will always remember the wonderful family get togethers in Webster. I remember Emil as being kind, gentle, fun to visit with and always had a great laugh. You will be missed. Leland Alberts

Leland Alberts Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

Marsha, Dennis and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you. What an honorable tribute to your Dad. Cindy Pirrung/co worker and friend of Marsha and Dennis

Cindy Pirrung Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emil Ninke

Cindy Pirrung Mar 15 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Emil's passing. Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time. Vicki Kampa

Vicki Kampa Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emil Ninke

Vicki Kampa Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Emils passing. We had very good times fishing on Long Lake these past few years. Don Ganje Aberdeen,SD

Don Ganje Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Ninke family. May you be comforted in the weeks to come. God bless! Karen Koppmann

Karen Koppmann Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emil Ninke

Karen Koppmann Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

I was the District Clerk in Clark, SD from 1982 until 2001. How I enjoyed visiting with Emil. He wasn't in the Clark office often but always gave me a bad time when he was there. He was a kind, steady man and he left the world a better place.

Jeanette Keyes Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emil Ninke

Jeanette Keyes Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

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