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Funeral Service

Christ The King Catholic Church
Monday April 27th, 2015

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Marguerite Waligoske

Marguerite Waligoske, 89 of Brookings and formerly of Webster died on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Brookview Nursing Home in Brookings. Mass of Christian Burial will be on 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Inurnment will be at St. Otto's Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present and you may sign the guest book on Sunday 2-4 P.M. at the funeral home. Marguerite Cooper Waligoske was born September 29,1925 in Webster, SD to James and Lena (Renkes) Cooper. She attended St. Otto's Catholic school for eight years and graduated from Webster High School in 1943. She worked in a defense plant in Los Angeles, CA, from 1944 to 1946. She returned to Webster and worked in the office of Wist Produce Company until her marriage. She later worked at Wist Lockers, Wagner's Variety Store, and in the kitchen at the Webster schools. She married Ben Waligoske on January 17, 1948 at Saint Otto's church in Webster. The couple lived in Clark, SD until 1950 when they returned to Webster, where her husband was in business. Ben passed away in 1987. She moved to Brookings, SD in 2010. She was a member of Christ the King Church and Altar Society and the American Legion auxiliary. She loved her children and grandchildren, music, reading and sports. Her wit and sense of humor were enjoyed by all. Survivors include three sons, Ben Jr., of Rapid City; Pat (Cindy),and Dave (Jean), of Brookings; two daughters, JoAnn (Bob) Mason, of Mason City, IA, and Sue Hoven of Webster; nine grandchildren, Crystal Koistinen, Jason (Louisa) Waligoske, Robby (Melissa) Waligoske, Amy (Josh) Jones, Josh (Meredith) Mason, Jen (Derek) Swoboda, Ben, Kate, and Adam Waligoske; and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers, and one sister.

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Our sympathy to Ben and the entire Waligoske family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Danny and Marilyn (Sandve) Mattson

Danny and Marilyn (Sandve) Mattson Apr 30 2015 12:00 AM

there are just not enough words to describe this AMAZING lady ! We were SO BLESSED to have had her as a neighbor for almost 28 yrs. ... THANK YOU Marguerite for ALL the memories as we will always hold tight to them.... She was truly an Earthly ANGEL now gone HEAVENLY!

Liann Erickson Apr 27 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Waligoske

Liann Erickson Apr 27 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the many promises found in God's word the bible. Acts 24:15 has special meaning for many. There it speaks about the Resurrection. By means of it our loving creator (Ps.82:18, John 3:16) will restore life to those sleeping in death as promised (Titus 1:2). Please find comfort in this beautiful promise of God during this difficult time...Mary Ann

Mary Ann Apr 21 2015 12:00 AM

I am sorry for the family in their loss of this wonderful lady. I took care of Marguerite at Stoneybrook and brought her Communion. I pray that she is resting peacefully in Jesus' arms.

Laura Kondratuk Apr 21 2015 12:00 AM