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Mardell Antes


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Mardell Antes

Mardell Antes, age 89, of Yankton, passed away on Monday, October 24th, 2016, at her home at Walnut Village.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 10:30 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton with Pastor Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.

Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton is in care of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Doug Reade, Grant Reade, Steve Eliason, Mike Eliason, Terry Kaskie and Marty Wermers.

Mardell Eliason was born to Roy and Amanda (Brynjulson) Eliason on April 6, 1927 at rural Canton, SD. She attended rural grade school and graduated from Canton High School in 1945.

She worked at Iowa Public Service and later was a bookkeeper at Farmers Coop in Canton.

She married Harlan Hanson on November 6, 1948. They farmed in the Canton area and had one son, Mark Hanson.

Mardell married Frank Antes on December 20, 1975. They made their home in Winner where they were farmer/ranchers. While living in Winner, Mardell was active in The Arts Society and PEO.

In 1994, Frank and Mardell retired and moved to Yankton. While living in Yankton, Mardell was active in PEO Chapter BT, Questers, Sons of Norway and Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Mardell will be remembered for her ever gentle spirit by her sister, Lois Reade of Yankton, sister-in-law, Mary Eliason of Canton and several nieces and nephews as well as a step son-in-law, Jerry Goddard of Sioux Falls, her step granddaughter, Jodi Ferrini and her children, Diana, Cari and Vinnie Ferrini of Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Harlan Hanson and Frank Antes, her son, Mark Hanson, brother, Harley Eliason and brother-in-law, Dr. D Max Reade, step daughters, Shirley Turner and Diane Goddard.
Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 27, 2016
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