Margery Byer

Margery M. Byer

April 23rd, 1927 - January 27th, 2020
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Margery “Marg” Byer, age 92, of Florence SD passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at her residence.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Florence with Father Daniel Smith as the celebrant; Carolyn Maag as the organist and LeeAnn Maag as the soloist.

Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., with a scripture service starting at 7:00 p.m. and a Time of Sharing followed by a rosary on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Interment will be at Esterly Cemetery near Florence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Esterly Cemetery Association.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Kristie Prince, Julie Forbes, Stephanie Verhasselt, Samantha Morlock, Sarah Smith, Michelle Byer, Stacey Busskohl, Danielle Flisrand, Carolyn McGlade, Elissa Rislov, Connie Casanova, Mandy Wiess, Kelly Lindner, Misty Sebek, Erica Bevers, Shana Bevers, Ashley Mack, Sara Gordon, Abbe Baisch, Kylee Byer, Taylor Waba and Logan Waba.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ryan Forbes, Chad Byer, Scott Rislov, Tony Rislov, Tyler Schwinger, Kyle Bevers, Zach Netz and Alex Waba.

Margery Marie Byer was born on April 23, 1927 to Joseph and Ella B (Hurle) Curley on the family farm by Henry, South Dakota. She grew up in the Henry area and attended Curley 49 Country School through the 7th grade. She then attended Henry School and graduated from Henry High School in 1945. Marg was employed at Nash Finch from 1945-1947, at Redlinger plumbing from 1947-1951 and then later she did furniture repair from 1976-1990.

Marg and Herman A. Byer were united in marriage on September 26, 1951 at St. Henry Catholic Church. The couple raised their children on the farm where Marg was a loving wife, mother and a faithful homemaker. Herman passed away on June 22, 1992, after celebrating almost 41 years of marriage.

Marg loved to attend family activities and celebrations; not wanting to miss anything! Her life was centered on her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and crafts, spending countless hours making Christmas gifts for each family member. She always had fresh baked goodies on her table. Her grand kids and great-grandkids will always remember playing cards and games with Grandma. Marg’s kind heart and gentle ways will be missed by all.

Her faith was a very important part of her life and she was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Marg was also a member of the Right to Life.

Marg is survived by her children, Cheryl (Lyle) Forbes of Bancroft, SD, Don (Linda) Byer of Sidney, MT, Gary (Diane) Byer of Florence, SD, Diane (Greg) Rislov of Pierre, SD, Nancy (Bruce) Schwinger of Florence, SD, Janet (Joe) Bevers of Watertown, SD, Roger Byer (fiancée, Kim Hermanson) of Sidney, MT and Deb (Joe) Waba of Watertown, SD; and her sister, Lois Junso of Billings, MT.; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; her sister, Donna Byer; and brother, Dale Curley.

Arrangements with Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, in Watertown,
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  • Visitation

    Friday January 31st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday January 31st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Starting at 7:00 p.m. will be the Scripture service, Time of Sharing followed by a rosary.
  • Service

    Saturday February 1st, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday February 1st, 2020 10:30am
    Blessed Sacrament Church
    805 444th Ave
    FLORENCE, SD 57235
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    Fr. Daniel Smith
  • Interment

    Esterly Cemetery
    FLORENCE, SD 57235
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    Near Florence, SD
  • Reception

    Florence Community Hall
    308 Main Ave
    FLORENCE, SD 57235
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Kate Geise

Posted at 11:59am
Dear Margery Byer Family,
Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. So sorry that I was unable to attend the services to honor your kind, sweet and compassionate mother. I have many fond memories of our visits to the farm, there was never a dull moment! My favorite was drinking the ice cold water from the kitchen water pump! Hugs and prayers to all of you.
My deepest condolences, Kathleen Byer Geise.

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Posted at 07:28am
With deepest sympathy, Troy & Pam Forbes Family, Stephanie & Paul Panning Family, Jill & Jason Sommer Family, Jeremy & Jamie Forbes Family
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Judy Aslesen Kellen

Posted at 08:22pm
She will be missed, she was so kind. Thinking of you all and prayers.


Posted at 02:43pm
Marge was such a sweet, wonderful woman. We are very sorry for your loss. Love, Alyssa and Ed Brereton
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Posted at 12:06pm
Byer Family, may you be comforted by the love and thoughts of peace surrounding you.
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