Luella Gackle
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Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday, March 15, 2019
Parkston Congregational Church
209 W Teek St.
Parkston, South Dakota, United States

Obituary of Luella F. Gackle

The funeral service for Luella Gackle has been postpone until Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at Parkston Congregational Church in Parkston.



Mitchell – Luella F. Gackle, 94, went to her heavenly home Thursday, March 7 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Parkston. Funeral service will be Friday, March 15 at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at Parkston Congregational Church in Parkston. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.

Luella was born October 1, 1924 on her parents farm 3 1/2 miles southeast of Parkston, SD. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston. She attended grade school at a one room school house 1/2 mile from her home and later Parkston High School, graduating in 1943. Luella worked for 5 years at the Kayser Department Store in Parkston before being united in marriage to Clarence Gackle on June 20, 1948 at Salem Lutheran Church. The couple made their home, raised their 3 children and farmed 6 miles east of Delmont, SD. At this time, they became members of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Tripp, SD. After the passing of Luella's mother in 1976, they moved into Parkston and lived in her parents home but Clarence continued to farm for 5 more years. Luella was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed sewing, making quilts and crocheting. She also enjoyed reading, dancing and playing golf.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Stanley Gackle of Fergus Falls, MN; 2 daughters: Sharon Brink of Mitchell and Beverly (Bruce) Simek of Tyndall; 9 grandchildren: Derik Gackle, Adrian Gackle, Renee Davis, Tera Richards, Angela Veldman, Tracy Pinkelman, Chad Simek, Tiffany Sybesma, and Tabatha Nielsen; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; son-in-law, Don Brink; grandson, Bruce; and a great-grandson, Andrew.

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