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Agnes Dangel

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Agnes Mary Schweitzer was born on Aug. 25, 1926 to William and Elizabeth (Goettertz) Schweitzer. She attended rural school. On Nov. 27, 1946, Agnes was united in marriage to Raymond Francis Dangel at St. Boniface Catholic Church in rural Freeman, S.D. They made their home in Texas, Nebraska and rural Olivet, S.D., where Agnes enjoyed working on her many talents such as re-upholstering and re-finishing furniture, sewing, and baking homemade cakes, pies and cookies. Her favorite pastimes were her love of dancing and going to the casino with Ray. Most of all, she loved spending time with all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She would say she wasn’t a great-great grandma, but she wanted to be known as “the greater grandma.”

Agnes passed away on May 26, 2019 at Oakview Terrace Nursing Home in Freeman, having attained the age of 92.

She is survived by her daughters: Norma (Joe) Bower of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Sara Herrboldt of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren: Carlotta (Jon Schempp) Carr, Dominick (Lyn) York, Anthony York, Carlos (Summer) York, John Bower, Brigette Dangel, Samantha (Kelly Young) Herrboldt, Fabre (Pat) Sullivan, and Jacob Herrboldt; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and nephew LaVern (Arla) Dangel. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and seven siblings. 

This obituary was written in loving memory by the family of Agnes Dangel.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 29 at St. George Catholic Church in Scotland, S.D., with Rev. Randy Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery with casketbearers: Jacob Herrboldt, Fabre Sullivan, Seth York, Wesley York, John Bower and Jon Schempp.