Myrna-Serck-Obituary

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Myrna Serck

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

May 6, 1932 – Dec 1, 2019 (Age 87)

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Myrna Serck, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on December 1, 2019.


Myrna was born on May 6, 1932 to Walter and Elsie (Egge) Anderson in Colman, SD. She graduated from Chester High School in 1950. Myrna married Ervin Serck at Eastside Lutheran in Sioux Falls on September 23, 1954. They welcomed three children, Steven, Margene and Bonnie. They made their home in the house that Ervin built on the family farm north of Lester, Iowa.


Ervin was inducted into the US Army eight months after they were married. He was eventually stationed in Stuttgart, Germany where Myrna joined him. They lived in Stuttgart for 10 months and were able to visit many historical places, relatives and several countries. They returned to the family farm where Myrna worked in various jobs throughout the years, but the most important job to Myrna was her role of farm wife and mother. Ervin and Myrna together loved square dancing and ballroom dancing, and enjoyed traveling and spending many winters in Texas and later Arizona. Ervin and Myrna moved to Sioux Falls after retirement. She was always busy and loved her years teaching Sunday school and attending Ladies Aid at English Lutheran Church in Larchwood, going for walks, and gardening. Nothing was more important to Myrna than her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


Myrna will always be remembered for her vibrant smile and friendly personality.


Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 65 years, Ervin, of Sioux Falls, two daughters Margene (Curt) Pederson, Sioux Falls, Bonnie (James) Van Ginkel, Inwood, Iowa, six grandchildren Laura (Steve) Griffin, Jessica (Derik) Fossum, Erica (Ryan) Felsheim, Christina (Kyle) Haahr, Amy (Tyler) Koedam, and Jason (Tara) Van Ginkel and 11 great-grandchildren and brothers Howard Anderson and David (Sharon) Anderson and a sister-in-law, Lavonne Anderson.


Myrna is preceded in death by her son, Steven, parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.


Funeral services for Myrna will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home, burial will be in the Larchwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. www.heritagesfsd.com.

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Ervin so sorry to hear about Myrna. So enjoy both of you when you came to Active Generations. She will be greatly missed.

My family and I are very saddened to hear about Myrna passing..many years ago are families were neighbors while living outside of Lester..we would visit them often such a kind hearted lady who always had a smile on her face..she will be missed..my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathies at this sad time

I remember the time my uncle and I visited Myrna and Ervin in the Valley in TX. They were very warm and welcoming. Had a great visit. Really enjoyed both of them.

Dear Serck Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Myrna was a very special lady with a wonderful smile. I have fond memories of her from years ago when we had a grocery store in Lester. I remember my parents were friends her and Ervin and they felt so sad when when their son was killed. Cherish your precious memories.

Sorry to hear of Myrnas passing I have many wonderful memories of being her neighbor. God give you comfort.

Very friendly and real person.we alway6s looked forward to seeing her.Our condolences to Ervin and family

Rest Peacefully Aunt Myrna.
I pray for comfort for Ervin, Margene, and Bonnie. Bless you.