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Leona Jarding (1928 - 2013)

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Leona Jarding

Leona Jarding, 84, of Sioux Falls, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Leona A. Schulte was born December 23, 1928 to Henry and Mary (Loneman) Schulte near Emery, SD. She was raised on that farm, and attended St. Martins Catholic School in Emery.

On February 8, 1949, she married Louis Jarding. They farmed near Humboldt, SD. Leona assisted Louis with his farming operation until Louis became postmaster in 1963. At that time, they moved in to Humboldt. They lived there until 1987, at which time they moved to Sioux Falls. She and Louis continued to live in Sioux Falls until the time of her death.

Her faith was very important to her. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. For hobbies, Leona enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, dancing, fishing, playing cards and puzzles. Family was especially important to her and she took great pride in her two daughters, her grand and great grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 64 years, Louis, of Sioux Falls, SD; her two daughters, Diane (Ron) Bannwarth and Karen Jarding, both of Sioux Falls, SD; 3 grandchildren, Christopher (Tanya) Bannwarth of San Antonio, TX, Nancy (Jason) Raether of Sioux Falls, SD and Gregory (Kimberly) Bannwarth of Woodbury, MN; seven great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Vince) Kueter and Phyllis Jarding, both of Sioux Falls, SD; a brother-in-law, James (Edith) Jarding of Humboldt, SD; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Harold, Wilfrid, Andrew and Bernard; one sister, Delores; and one grandchild, Ronald Bannwarth, Jr.

Mass of Christian burial will begin 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Humboldt, SD. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at Miller West Funeral Chapel, followed by a wake service beginning at 7:00 pm.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 19, 2013
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