Marie Hargens

Marie Hargens, 100, of Miller, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Burial followed at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. A prayer service was held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Marie Lillian was born August 30, 1917 to Edwin and Anna (Peterson) Siegling. Marie grew up near Burdette, South Dakota (north of Wessington); graduating from St. Lawrence High School and completed teachers’ training in Wessington Springs. She taught for several country schools and all eight grades. She met Max Hargens and they were married on June 5, 1940; to this union, two children were born: Arlyne and Maurice.

Marie was active in the Miller Community as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hand County Extension Club, and Garden Club where she served in various volunteer positions. As a farm wife, she raised chickens and geese, canned fruits, meats, and vegetables from her garden and prepared/cooked the pheasants Max brought home in the fall.

Blessed to have shared in her life are her children: Arlyne (Tom) Moran and Maurice (Ramonda “Tootie”) Hargens; grandsons: Allan (Heather) Olson and Barry (Evelyn) Hargens; granddaughters: Tara (Matt) Schotte, Nicole Finne, and Janell Olson; great grandsons: Phillip Schotte, Sawyer Olson, Nelson Finne, Parker Hargens, Carter Olson, and Heath Hargens; great granddaughters: Kaitlyn Schotte and Hannah Finne; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Max; sisters: Helen (Edward) Labor and Elizabeth (Alvie) Haberling; former son-in-law, Jerry Olson; and nephew, Larry Hancock.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Marie’s arrangements.

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