Obituary of Sylvia Joann Werkmeister
Armour - Sylvia Joann Werkmeister, 84, died at Avera Platte Hospital in Platte, SD on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Armour with burial following in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Armour. Visitation will be Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5 - 7 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Armour with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Sylvia Joann Werkmeister was born on January 21, 1936 to Roland and Grace (Hofer) Knodel in Freeman, SD. She attended country school near Olivet, SD. On November 29, 1953, she married Leonard Werkmeister in Menno, SD. The couple moved to a farm near Armour, SD. Sylvia was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Armour. She enjoyed baking, raising ducks, chickens, and geese, fishing, word search, and playing bingo. She died at Platte Health Center Avera on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the age of 84.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard of Armour, SD; 8 children: Lorna (Lyle) DeHaai of Chamberlain, SD; Brenda (Marvin) Reinfeld of Canistota; SD, L. Dean Werkmeister of Armour, SD; Rodney (Charlene) Werkmeister of Mobridge, SD; Rick (Lorie) Werkmeister of Platte, SD; Alvin Werkmeister of Brookings, SD; Dan Werkmeister of Platte, SD; and Steven Werkmeister (Deb Rowley) of Mitchell, SD; brother: Lyle Knodel of Yankton, SD; 2 sisters: Mary Gross of Sioux City, IA and Shirley Knodel of Avon, SD; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren: and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, Diana Werkmeister, 4 brothers and a sister.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sylvia Werkmeister, please visit Tribute Store
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