Mable Marken

Wessington Springs

Mable Marken, 102, of Wessington Springs, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in the Aurora Brule Nursing Home at White Lake.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Wessington Springs. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery at Wessington Springs.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday in Basham Funeral Home at Wessington Springs, or Saturday afternoon prior to the service.
Mabel Ada Marken was born Sept. 3, 1910, to Eilert and Anna (Klink) Marken at her parent’s farm in Marlan Township, Jerauld County. She was baptized at Lane in October 1910 and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in October 1925.
She attended the Miller Country School (later named the Beers County School) and attended Wessington Springs High School. She enjoyed working with 4-H.
She enjoyed caring for other folks and children in South Dakota, California and Oregon. She helped in the garden market at Spearfish. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was a member of LWML.
In February she retired and moved into Weskota Apartments and in 1998 she became a resident of the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home at White Lake.
She is survived by one niece and two nephews, including Connie (Charles) Swenson of Woonsocket; many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her one sister and four brothers.

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