Marlene Sinner, 82 of Waubay died on Monday, July 07, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Webster.
Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay, Rev. Janet Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church on Friday.
Marlene Elma Goebel was born on Friday, September 25, 1931 to Frederick and Elma (Amundson) Goebel at Glenham, South Dakota. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Glenham and later confirmed at Waubay, South Dakota. She began school in Glenham and in 1946 the family moved to Waubay where she graduated from Waubay High School in 1949. While in high school she worked for her father in the family’s business, Fred’s Pool Hall. After high school she began working at the A.S.C.S. office in Webster.
On December 26, 1953 she was united in marriage to Walter Sinner at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay. After their marriage the couple made their home in Webster where she continued working at the A.S.C.S. office. In 1957 she quit the job to become a homemaker and raise her family. In 1978 the couple moved to Blue Dog Lake and in 1997, because of flooding, they moved their home into Waubay. She also worked as a bookkeeper for the family’s business, Sinner Auto and also worked for Dacotah, Inc. for several years.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was an active member of W.E.L.C.A., Circle, served on the church council and was a member of the church serving committee. She belonged to the Webster Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliary and was on a bowling team for several years. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchild.
Marlene passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 12 days.
Survivors include her husband, Walt of Waubay; one son, Jack Sinner of Waubay, SD; one daughter, Cindy Yanta of Watertown, SD; four grandchildren, Derek (Jenna) Sinner, Devin (Stacy Brownlee) Sinner, Travis and Traci Yanta; and a great grandson, Hunter Sinner. She was preceded in death by her parents, a twin sister and three brothers.
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