Elizabeth Martha Yerdon(1981 - 2013)

Elizabeth Martha Yerdon

Elizabeth Martha Yerdon, 31 went to be home with her Lord and Savior peacefully on Sunday February 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN after a long and courageous battle with surgery complications.

Elizabeth Westra was born to Joel and Vickie Westra in Yankton, SD on May 6, 1981 and grew up on a farm north of Beresford, SD. She graduated from Beresford High School and attended SDSU where she met her husband, TJ. Liz graduated from SDSU with a nursing degree and was employed by Avera McKennan Hospital as a transplant coordinator for the Transplant Institute.

On June 21, 2003 she was united in marriage to TJ Yerdon of Milbank, SD. They were blessed with 9 ½ years of marriage and two beautiful children, Lily (5) and Leah (2).

She was an active member of The Crossing where she was involved with a weekly Life Group and event coordinating for the church. Liz also enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her family and friends. She loved boating, camping, dancing, music, and being with her dog Scout.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, TJ, her daughters Lily and Leah, parents Joel and Vickie Westra of Beresford, SD, brothers Joel Andrew (Lisa) of Chancellor, SD, Ben (Nicole) of Canton, SD, father and mother-in-law, Tim and Diane Yerdon of Sioux Falls, SD, brother-in-law Brad (Faythe) Yerdon of Harrisburg, SD, grandfather John Westra of Centerville, SD, nieces and nephews, Jake Westra, Rylin, Stella and Gannon Yerdon, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Proceeded in death by Grandparents and an Uncle.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday February 7, 2013 at Good News Reformed Church, 1800 South Valley View Road in Sioux Falls, SD. Internment to follow at Delaware Reformed Church, Lennox, SD.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 6, 2013 in Harrisburg, SD at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm with family present from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and prayer service beginning at 7:00 pm.


Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 6, 2013