Mary Ann Nilson, 78 of Webster died Friday September 13, 2013 with her family by her side at Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn.
Her funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday September 17, 2013 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, Mike McCarlson will officiate. Burial will be at Tabor Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be Monday 5 – 7 at the funeral home.
Mary Ann Miotke was born on Friday October 19, 1934 to Joseph and Mary (Gruba) Miotke at Waubay, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grenville, South Dakota. She and her three siblings were raised on Pickerel Lake and attended parochial grade school in Grenville. Mary Ann then moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota where she graduated from high school.
After her education, Mary Ann moved to Webster, South Dakota and worked as a nurse’s aide at Peabody Hospital and later went to work at Northwestern Public Service in Webster.
On July 21, 1955 she married the love of her life Clinton Nilson at Watertown, South Dakota. The couple bought a farm northwest of Webster where they farmed and raised their two children, Craig and Cathy. Over the years she worked at the Day County Extension Office filling in as needed.
Mary Ann was active at Tabor Lutheran Church helping where needed. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, sewing, baking, and especially spending time visiting with her family and friends.
Mary Ann passed away Friday September 13, 2013 at Roslyn, South Dakota at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 25 days. She was kind person with a gentle heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She will be forever loved by her husband of 58 years Clinton of Webster, SD, her son Craig (Muriel) Nilson of Webster, SD, her daughter Cathy (Rod) Christmann of North Platte, NE, two brothers; Joe Miotke of Grenville, SD, and Danny (Lois) Miotke of South St. Paul, MN, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Caroline (Joe) Rumpza.
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