Carolyn Danburg

Carolyn Danburg, 65, of Miller, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Rev. Matt Richards officiating. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.

Carolyn Rae was born August 11, 1951 in Miller, South Dakota to Ralph and Dorothy(Danburg) Freimark. She lived in the Miller area her entire life.  On June 29, 1971, Carolyn married Steve Danburg in Carson City, NV. Together they raised  six children: Staci, Tamie, Sherry, Tania, Shawn, and Tyann.

Throughout Carolyn’s life, she held various jobs which included the Café at the sale barn, Lips Café, bookkeeper for Danburg Plumbing and Heating, Alco/Duckwalls, Good Samaritan Society, lunch room at the Miller Public Schools, and babysitting. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Miller.

In her free time, Carolyn was the secretary for the local bowling league and attended several state and national bowling tournaments. She played softball for many years. A big part of her life included following her children and grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed doing ceramics, camping, shopping, and decorating her home for all occasions. Carolyn was known as Grandma Carolyn or Mom to many who crossed her path. Many also knew her as Snow White due to her love of her white Ford Mustang convertible.

Blessed to share in her life was her husband, Steve Danburg of Miller; children: Staci (Scott) Saugstad of Marshall, MN, Tamie (Barry) Grogan of Miller, Sherry Speirs of Ashley, ND, Tania (Dana) Ruhnke of Miller, Shawn (Kelly) Fernholz of Miller, and Tyann Baloun (Mark Baxter) of Rockham, SD; 19 grandchildren: Kelsey and Nick Saugstad; Dani Danburg; Allison and Noah Grogan; Chantal Williams; Chasitie Danburg; Chelcie and Jordan Speirs; Whyley, Kallie, and Kael Ruhnke; Steven, Kadye, and Spencer Fernholz; Baylee Blake; and Stetson, Justice, and Riggin Baloun; two great grandchildren: Hayden and Gracelynn Williams; one sister, Sharon Kindle of Olympia, WA; brothers-in-law: Chet (Karen) Danburg of Carson City, NV, Terry (Lori) Danburg of Wessington, and Randy Danburg of Miller; sister-in-law, Becky (Lyle) Resel of Wessington; aunts: Derla (Dave) Simons and Ruth Roeber; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Dorothy Freimark; parents-in-law, LeRoy and Deloris Danburg; brother-in-law, Roger Kindle; and nephews: Chet and Todd Danburg.


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