Dorothy M. Scherschligt, 93, Yankton, S.D.

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dorothy M. (Hollmann) Scherschligt, 93, of Yankton, S.D. went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton.

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Dorothy Hollmann Scherschligt was born Aug. 10, 1918, at Van Tassel, Wyo. to John and Jane (Conger) Weich. Dorothy grew up in the Wessington and Parkston area and graduated from Wessington Springs Junior College, attended Huron College and graduated from USD-Springfield with an elementary education degree. She taught in rural schools near Salem, Delmont and Armour.

She married Henry Hollmann Aug. 3, 1939, in Philip, S.D. and they made their home on a farm near Armour where they raised six children. Dorothy was active in home extension clubs and at Redeemer Lutheran Church where she taught Bible school and Sunday school. In 1968 they moved to Austin, Minn. where she taught at Nevlyn Elementary for 11 years. After moving back to the farm in Armour, she became active in the Senior Center and her church again. Following Henry’s passing away in 1987 she moved to Yankton in 1990.

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In Yankton, Dorothy became a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was active in Bible studies, LWML circle, choirs and Over 50’s, enjoying the fellowship of Christian friends and playing cards. She was a board member of the Senior Center and a member of Retired Teachers. She became a tutor of math and reading. On July 14, 1994, she married Alverno Scherschligt and they shared their interest of music, friends and family until his passing. Dorothy became a resident of Sister James Care Center, Yankton in June of 2011.

She is survived by her son, Gene (Nicki) Hollmann of Havre, Mont.; daughters, Sue (Joe) Hersman of Tyndall, S.D., Daisy Kamback of Yankton and Joy (Tom) Harrington of Andover, N.J.; son-in-law, Richard Bruner of Lake Andes, S.D.; two stepdaughters, Shari (Bob) Rupiper of Chowchilla, Calif. and LeEtte ( Lucas) Vos of Hanover Park, Ill. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, James; daughter, Sharon Knodel Bruner; great granddaughter; two sons-in-law; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Rev. Dave Gunderson officiating. Burial will be at approximately 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Armour. Visitations will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, with a prayer service and memory sharing at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Dana Knodel, Jay Knodel, Don Putnam, Dean Putnam, Todd Harrington, Brian Ruff and Bruce Ruff.