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Roslyn Lutheran Church
Thursday January 22nd, 2015

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Kathleen Stavig

Kathleen Stavig 80 of Roslyn died Sunday January 18, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Her funeral will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday January 22, 2015 at Roslyn Lutheran Church, Janet Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Kathleen Ozella Rye was born July 2, 1934 in Day County, SD to Ernest K. Rye and Agnes Pauline (Wick) Rye. She was baptized and confirmed at Skudesnes Lutheran Church. She attended Country School in Liberty Township #124 for her elementary education and later attended Roslyn High School Graduating in 1952. After High School she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for two years. On November 21, 1954 she married Eldon Stavig at Skudesnes Lutheran Church and to this union two children Jeffrey Wayne and Debra Kay were born. In 1970 she began working as a teacher’s aide at Roslyn School for ten years, then at the Roslyn Creamery as bookkeeper for 15 years and at the Roslyn Post Office as PMR for six years. She was Treasurer/Secretary for the Roslyn Cemetery and held other positions within the church such as teaching Sunday school and a member of WELCA. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, and especially her coffee friends. Her most important helpers these last years were her husband and her daughter, Debra. Her two granddaughters Lindsey and Emily were very precious to her. She is survived by her husband Eldon; Son Jeffery Stavig of Aberdeen, SD; Daughter Debra (Lynn) Zubke of Roslyn, SD; Granddaughters: Lindsey Frankenstein of Sioux Falls, SD and Emily Frankenstein of Roy Lake, SD, two brothers: Wendell (Charla) Rye of Claremont, SD and Marlyn (Cheryl) Rye of Roslyn, SD and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Loren and Elser Rye; and a sister-in law Mae Rye.

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Oh, Debbie, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. It's true...losing a parent is especially hard. We are so sorry for your loss. Gwen & Don

Gwen Gross Feb 9 2015 12:00 AM


BREE CACIOPPO Jan 23 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathleen Stavig

BREE CACIOPPO Jan 23 2015 12:00 AM

Debra, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I know how hard it is to lose your mother, so anytime you want to visit just call. Lori Cunningham

Lori Cunningham Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathleen Stavig

Lori Cunningham Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

Praying you find comfort in all your memories Debbie. Losing a parent is one of the most difficult challenges we face. Thinking of you.

Lisa Cornelius Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Deb during this difficult time. It is hard to lose a parent . You are in my parents. Linda Bult

Linda Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie and rest of family.

LeAnn, Remington & Gage Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathleen Stavig

LeAnn, Remington & Gage Jan 21 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Londra Knebel Fleming

Londra Fleming Jan 20 2015 12:00 AM

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