Dorothy Schoenfelder


Dorothy Schoenfelder, 84, of Iroquois, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at her home in Iroquois.
Her funeral Mass was held Monday, March 31 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Iroquois with burial in the church cemetery. A rosary service was held on Sunday, March 30 with a scripture service followed by visitation with family present at the church.
Dorothy McTighe, the daugther of Cumian and Julia (Swafford) McTighe, was born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Maurine, S.D. She attended school and graduated from St. Martin Academy in Sturgis. Dorothy also received a degree in nursing and worked for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Hot Springs and at St. John’s Hospital in Huron. Dorothy worked for the InterLakes Community Action Homemaker program and Heartland Home Care Services.
She married Lester F. Schoenfelder on Feb. 23, 1954 at the St. Martin Catholic Church in Huron. The couple made their home on the family farm near Iroquois until 1976, when they moved into the town of Iroquois.
Dorothy was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Iroquois for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, canning, baking, and doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Dorothy was happiest at home taking care of her family.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her nine children, Mary (Charles) Unterbrunner, of Artesian, Janeen (Wade) Kouf of Huron, Don (Jeannine) Schoenfelder of Huron, Jim (Brenda) Schoenfelder of Iroquois, Peggy (Paul) Jungers of Watertown, Cecile (Jeff) Zwanziger of Huron, Tom (Amy) Schoenfelder of Cavour, John (Michelle) Schoenfelder of Iroquois, and Julie (Jason Golder) Schoenfelder of Bridgewater; 42 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (JoAnne) McTighe of Maurine; three sisters, Helen Nuzum of Longview, Wash., Amy (John) Gruntmeir of DeSmet, and Elizabeth (Juno) Sundstrom of Deadwood; sister-in-law, Joyce Schoenfelder of DeSmet; and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester, in 1980; granddaughter, Rebecca Schoenfelder; brother, James McTighe; and seven sisters, Martha McQuirk, Geraldine Salem, Rita McTighe, Gertrude Timmons, Jeanne Estergard, Sister Mari McTighe and Martina Krentz.

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