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Deanna "Dee" Conkling

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Deanna "Dee" Conkling Obituary
Deanna "Dee" Conkling


Deanna "Dee" Conkling, age 66 of Yankton, SD passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton, SD with Rev. Dave Gunderson and Rev. Steve Weispfennig officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Union Cemetery, rural Bijou Hills, SD. Visitations will begin at 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, SD with a Scripture service at 7:00 PM. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent at:

Dee is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Daniel Conkling of Yankton, SD; her daughters: Laura (Heath) Larson of Yankton, SD, Donna Conkling and fiance', Anthony Jacobs of Columbia, SC, Heather Conkling of Yankton, SD; her beloved four grandchildren: Kade, Elsie and Elijah Larson and De'Ana Conkling; her mother, Edna Gunderson of Chamberlain, SD; brothers, Dennis (Kay) Gunderson and Dave (Gail) Gunderson; sisters: Dayle (Mike) Chilson, Donna (Donnie) Dominiack, Dori (Bart) Krenke, all of Chamberlain, SD; many nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Dee was preceded in death by her father, Percy Gunderson; her mother-in-law, Charlotte Conkling and her father-in-law, John Conkling.

Please join the family in a celebration of Dee's life at Dan and Dee's farmhouse following the burial, 26474 349th Avenue, Chamberlain, SD 57325 (approximately 3 miles from the cemetery). Everyone is welcome.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 28, 2017
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