Stella “Dot” White, 87, of Dell Rapids passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the family present at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
Stella was born on July 19, 1926 at Bushnell, South Dakota, the daughter of Joseph and Cora Belle (Heinrich) Houg. She grew and attended school in the Bushnell, Sinai and White areas. She moved with her family to Hartford. She met and married Marvin Steineke on April 22, 1944 in Hartford. The couple made their home in Hartford and later Sioux Falls. To this union their six children were born. She married Kenneth White on September 2, 1972 at Sioux Valley Baptist Church, rural Dell Rapids. They made their home in Trent. Kenneth passed away on June 19, 1995. Stella remained in Trent until she became a resident of the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids in 2011.
She was a member of the Sioux Valley Baptist Church and Ladies Aid. She took great pride in cleaning and mowing the church for many years.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her granddaughter, Georgia Ament, her son-in-law, Dan Edwards, her two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (Mabel) Steineke of Sioux Falls and Randy (Elaine) Steineke of Trent; her daughters, Dixie (Kenny) Hinrichs of Sioux Falls, Ruth Edwards of Rowena, Karen (Merle) Henry of Renner and Bonnie (Chris) Almont); her 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; her brother, Darrell (Shirley) Houg of Eagle Grove, MN and Shirley Pottratz of Tucson, AZ.