Thelma Iverson, 96, of Pierre, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Maryhouse Nursing Care Center.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, at the Murdo Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating. Burial was in the Murdo City Cemetery.
Thelma Marie (Wilson) Iverson was born in Boone County, Iowa, on January 6, 1917, to David Clarence and Barbara Wilson. Her family homesteaded in Mellette County where she spent her younger years. Her father, a carpenter and a blacksmith, moved the family to the west coast in the early 1930s in search of work. Thelma graduated high school in Junction City, Oregon, in 1935.
She and her family returned to South Dakota where she met and married the love of her life Robert Iverson of rural Jones County on March 20, 1937. This union was blessed with six children. The couple farmed in Jones County for 51 years. In 1986, they retired to Pierre, where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Robert, parents, and ten brothers and sisters: Emmet, Virgal, Melvan, William, Betty and Edna Wilson, Emily Lunn, Lorrine Dickhoff, Wanda Schmidtke and Barbara Mannetter.
She is survived by children: Darleen and her husband Richard Inglis of Bristol, CT; Judith and her husband Dallas Brost of Presho, SD; Robert and his wife Marilyn of Murdo, SD; Juanita and her husband Kenneth Kingsbury of Wood, SD; Jennifer and her husband Fred Olson, Jr. of Piedmont, SD; and Barry Iverson of Murdo, SD; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com