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Esther Sisson


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Esther Sisson

Esther LaFaye (Bousfield) Sisson passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 10, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 89. Funeral services will be at 10:00am Thursday, April 14, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Parker with burial at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 6-8pm Wednesday evening at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home, Parker.

Esther was born on September 10, 1926, the eldest child of Ray & Laura (Finn) Bousfield on their farm near Parker, SD. She graduated from Parker High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Marlyn Sisson in Parker on October 18, 1953. Esther received her post-secondary education from Sioux Falls College and was a lifelong resident of Parker where she taught multiple generations of elementary students during her 47 years teaching. In addition to her love of children, Esther also loved to garden, cook, read and music.

Grateful for having shared her life are husband of 62 years, Marlyn, her son, Dain and his wife Robin of Harrisburg, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren: Joshua (Lori) Sisson of Harrisburg, SD, and their children, Parker & Paige, Justin (Amber) Sisson of Hartford, SD, and their sons, Colton & Wyatt, and Jill Sisson of Harrisburg. She is also survived by her siblings, Elaine (Bill) Gortmaker of Columbia, MO, Joy Berthelsen of Parker, SD, James "Bud" (Margaret) Bousfield of Parker, SD, and Connie (Bob) Havard of Albany, MN, and many nieces and nephews. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, a sister & brother-in-law, Vivian & Marvin Hopf, and a brother-in-law, Howard Berthelsen.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 12, 2016
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