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Dorothy Vaux

Dorothy Vaux

June 9th, 1921 - October 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

Dorothy R. Hallauer Vaux went to her heavenly home on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Watertown, SD.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Richard Fox as the celebrant.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watertown.

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, with the rosary to follow, on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Dorothy was born in Florence, South Dakota on June 9, 1921. She graduated from Watertown High School. She worked at Montgomery Wards, Rozum Brothers, and the County Treasurer’s Office.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Vaux, whom she married on January 27, 1945. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George and Angela Hallauer; her brother, Damian; her sisters, Mary Dobie and Jane Halstead; her foster brother, Donald Burke; as well as her loving son-in-law, Ronald Rukstad.

She is survived by her daughter, Jonette Rukstad; her grandchildren, Lori (Steve) Cohen, Michelle (Von) Priggel, Jeff (Jen) Rukstad, Kevin (Melissa) Rukstad and Jenny Rukstad; 13 great-grand children; one great-great grandchild; her dear sister, Donna Sue Jensen; a very special cousin, Donna Briggs; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She loved Watertown and all those of whose lives she touched. She will be remembered most for her witty sense of humor. Her love and commitment to her family will be treasured forever

Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel serving the family -www.wightandcomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday October 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday October 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rosary service at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Tuesday October 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday October 8th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    110 3rd St SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Lunch will be served following the service.
    Officiant
    Father Richard Fox
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Reception

    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    110 3rd St SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Lunch at the church hall to follow burial.

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Bobbi Schnackenberg

Posted at 11:08pm
RIP Dear Dorothy, you always had a good joke! Such a dear lady will be missed by many. Fly high sweet angel 💕🙏💕
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Posted at 08:16pm
With deepest sympathy. Lyn Halstead, Sean and Chelsea Halstead, Lauren and Chris Kirk, Justin and Christine Halstead
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Cathy MacDonald

Posted at 09:29pm
Our warmest condolences from the Woman's Exchange Tea Room , Memphis , TN.
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Carolyn & Jim Brandt, Kaye & Greg Wolkow

Posted at 12:13pm
With love and remembrance. Will always remember the good times with Dorothy.
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Judy MIller

Posted at 08:56am
RIP Dorothy! I will miss our conversations at the grocery store.
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