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Preszler, Leon  
Leon Preszler, 69, Yankton, died Dec 12, 2014. Services: 10:30 AM, Dec 17 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, SD.
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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 15, 2014

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Pletka, Agnes  
Agnes Pletka TYNDALL—Agnes Mae (Winckler) Pletka, 77, of Tyndall, SD passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 pm at Goglin Funeral Home in Tyndall on Friday, December 12. A wake service will follow at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Tyndall at 7 pm, including a time to share memories. A mass celebrating the life of Agnes will begin at 10:30 am at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Saturday, December 13, with Father Joe Forcelle officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Tyndall Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon and gathering of family and friends will follow at the Father Cronin Center, St. Leo's. Agnes Mae (Winckler) Pletka was born on Wednesday, May 12, 1937, to Otto and Emma (Hahn) Winckler at the family home in Tyndall, SD. She attended elementary school at Hoff District #80 and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1956. She was employed at L&R Café, Hoch Drug and Security State Bank. Aggie retired in May 2002 after 39 years of dedicated banking service. Her kind personality and friendly smile greeted many loyal customers. Aggie married Bernard James (BJ/Gus) Pletka on November 6, 1964, at St. Leo's. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Together they made their home in Tyndall, SD, raising their three daughters, Julie, Mary, and Marie. She dedicated her life to providing a warm and loving home for her family. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, attending many sporting events, programs, proms, and graduations. Aggie enjoyed bowling, dancing, reading, listening to Elvis, and taking day trips and vacations with family. She had a beautiful smile, loved to laugh, and had an innate kindness and generosity for others. Aggie was a wonderful cook and spent many hours planning and preparing meals for family gatherings. Her selfless nature was evident to all and inspirational to those who loved her. She demonstrated endless courage and utmost strength during her battle with cancer, proving that disease cannot thwart the spirit or determination of a life dedicated to others. Thankful for having shared her life are her husband, BJ/Gus Pletka, Tyndall, SD; her daughters, Julie (Harlan) Nielsen, Sioux Falls, SD; Mary (Chuck) Runge, Hartford, SD; and Marie (Bret) Merkle, Harrisburg, SD; ten grandchildren, Drew Nielsen, Kaylee, Lizzie, Nick, and Lexi Runge, Angela, Sarah, Ellie, Hannah, and Josh Merkle; sister Hilda Tycz; brothers Melvin (Jane) Winckler and Art Winckler, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Emma Winckler, sister Edna Rokusek, brother Alvin Winckler, and a sibling in infancy.
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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 12, 2014
Pletka, Agnes  
Agnes Pletka, 77, Tyndall, died Dec 9, 2014. Services: 10:30 a.m., Dec 13 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, SD. Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall, SD
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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 11, 2014
Post, Nelson  
Nelson Post, 93, Edgerton, died Dec 8, 2014. Services: 11:00 AM, Dec 12 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Edgerton.
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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 10, 2014
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