Marian H. Velder (Heisinger), 78, of Canton passed away at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:30 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 pm on Monday at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with a prayer service at 6:30 pm.
Marian was born near Salem on July 12, 1933 to Anthony and Mary (Harpenau) Kolbeck. She married Donald Heisinger and they had one daughter, Kathleen. Marian married Daryl Velder on April 16, 1994 in Sioux Falls. Marian and Daryl moved to Mesa, AZ before making their home in Canton, SD in 2002.
Marian was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Canton. She loved to play Mahjong and she and Daryl especially enjoyed going to the Canton Senior Center for lunch.
Marian is survived by: her husband, Daryl of Canton; one daughter, Kathleen (Kyle) Cook and two grandsons, Colin and Ryan Cook of Tecumseh, MI; five sisters, Mildred (Cy) Heiberger of Salem, LaVonne Munce of Hartford, LaVera (Hermie) Gustaf Casjens of Rock Rapids, IA, Janette (Fran) Krier of Sioux Falls, and Rozanne (Joe) Hanisch of Hartford; one brother, Eugene (Donalda) Kolbeck of Dell Rapids; one brother-in-law, Russell Stevens of Brainerd, MN; six step-children, Cindy (Greg) Bell of Tempe, AZ, Jim (Trish) Velder of Council Bluffs, IA, Sue (Steve) Weaver of Norfolk, NE, Patty (Dann) Freberg of Holdridge, NE, Kathy Velder of SC, and Diane (Chris) Zoet of Sheldon, IA; 26 step grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Delores Stevens; two brothers, Donald and Sylvester; one nephew, Chris Hanisch; one step-son, Steve Velder; and first husband, Donald Heisinger. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the American Cancer Society for the purpose of cancer research. Arrangements were made with Kinzley Funeral Home, Hartford Chapel. www.kinzleyfh.com