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Helen Van Sickle

Helen Jeanne Van Sickle

June 17th, 1924 - September 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

Helen J. Van Sickle, 95, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Pastor Marilyn Spurrell officiating. Music will be a duet provided by Jessica Van Sickle and Kari Anderson and Blair Titze as organist.

Visitation will be from, 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25th at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be in the Lorinda Cemetery, Henry, SD.

Pallbearers will be Helen's grandchildren: Mary Ellen White, Todd Page, Troy Van Sickle, Shauna Lane, Sena Pederson, Jane and Matthew Seifel, Andrew and Sarah Montgomery, Jessica and Julie Van Sickle, Sever and Alexis Griffin.

Helen Jeanne Van Sickle was born on June 17, 1924 to Sever and Sarah (Julson) Stadem in Henry, SD, where she grew up and graduated from Henry High School in 1942.

On June 7, 1942 she married Richard "Lee" Van Sickle at Long Beach, California. The couple made their home in Henry and had seven children.

Throughout the years Helen had many different jobs. She worked at the Henry Independent Newspaper for many years, and later was the manager of the mailroom at Midland National Life Insurance Co. in Watertown.

Helen loved traveling and had traveled to nearly every state. Her trips to Alaska and Hawaii were special because she had daughters living in both states at the time.

Helen was an active member of the UMC in Henry and Clark and FUMC and Women's Society in Watertown. She was a Legion Auxiliary Member for 50 years. She was also a 60 year member of the Henryette's Pinochle Club.

Helen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren teaching them her many talents including baking, crocheting, sewing, bowling, playing cards and gardening.

Helen is survived by her children, Gordon (Loydeen) Van Sickle and Marcia (Monty) Montgomery of Henry, SD, Robert Van Sickle of Watertown, SD and Lisa (Tim) Zandt of Sioux Falls, SD; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard "Lee" Van Sickle; an infant son, Clifton Van Sickle; two daughters, Jeanne Seifel and Linda Page; one brother; and two sisters.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday September 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday September 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday September 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday September 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Marilyn Spurrell

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Kathy Hoftiezer

Posted at 07:28pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy Greg & Kathy Hoftiezer
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Posted at 11:32am
Love from the families of Dean and Cyndy Stadem, Mary and Tom Stark, Carol Haug, Patty and Mark Stadem, and Sara and Jim Heim
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Kathy Muckey

Posted at 11:33pm
RIP Helen..enjoyed bowling with Helen..with heartfelt sympathy.
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