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Marlene Ardell (Riffel) Seykora

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Marlene Ardell (Riffel) Seykora Obituary
Marlene Ardell (Riffel) Seykora

Marlene Ardell (Riffel) Seykora, age 83, died October 31, 2017 in Owatonna.

Funeral mass is set for 11:00 AM Friday, November 3, 2017, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Litomysl. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral at church.

Marlene was born April 7, 1934 to parents Loren and Helen (Johnson) Riffel in Pipestone, MN. She grew up and graduated from Pipestone High School. After high school she worked at the phone company and this is where she met Donald W. Seykora. The two were married May 11, 1954 in Pipestone.

While Donald worked at the Iseman Corporation in Sioux Falls, SD, Marlene stayed at home to raise their six children. Marlene was very active in her church. She also volunteered her time with the Literacy Council in Sioux Falls, The Banquet, and Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, playing piano, helping family, friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by husband, Donald W. Seykora; parents and one sister, Jean Brockberg.

Marlene is survived by children, Sheryl (Kevin) Steele, Sioux Falls, SD, Randy (Pam) Seykora, Owatonna, Dan Seykora, Venice, FL, Michael (Deb) Seykora, Hartford, SD, Greg Seykora, Mount Pleasant, TX, David (Theresa) Seykora, Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and her best friend Duchess the dog. For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to
Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 2, 2017
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