Margaret Irving


Irving obit 38    Margaret M. Irving, 85, of Huron, formerly of Letcher, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, 2017 with her family present.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron, with burial at the St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery, Woonsocket. Visitation with the family present was from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with a scripture prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Rosary and one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the church.
Margaret M. Irving, daughter of Nicholas Steichen and Frances (Schmidt) Steichen, was born Oct. 17, 1931, at home on a family farm in Jerauld County, south of Lane. She attended grade school at Steichen and Goergen County Schools in Blaine Township in Jerauld County. She attended high school at Woonsocket High School, graduating in 1949.
Margaret Irving was united in marriage with William Eugene Irving on Jan. 20, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Bill was serving in the Army at Camp Carson, Colo.  During her time in Colorado Springs, Margaret worked in the office at the Woolworth Store.  The couple resided on the Ray Irving farm west of Letcher, in Elliott Township from 1952-1959, and then moved into Letcher in 1959 until 2010, when she moved to Huron and lived at Stoneybrook Suites Assisted Living.
Margaret worked 1949-1952 at the Sanborn County Bank in Woonsocket, 1952-1953 at the Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Woonsocket, and November 1962 to March 2010, she worked at the Live Stock State Bank (now CorTrust Bank) in Letcher.
She is a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huron.  She was also a member of the Altar Society, St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, Woonsocket, Letcher Senior Citizens, Ladies Pinochle Club, and Ladies Supper Club (over 50 years).
She enjoyed spending time with family, playing and hanging out with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards (pinochle), reading, watching TV, and going out to eat.
Grateful for having shared her life are her three children, Fred (Mona) Irving of Sioux Falls, Edwin (Kathy) Irving of Huron and Julie (Ron Schabot) Baysinger of Rozet, Wyo.; six grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Leonard Steichen of Woonsocket, and Tom Steichen of New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Irving; four brothers, Carl, Bernard, Edward and Harry; and one sister, Lucy, in infancy.

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