Aleida Marie Meyerhoff, 80, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, after a brief stay in Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in George, Iowa.
Aleida Dreesen was born in Pipestone County on Jan. 18, 1940, to Ralph and Aalke (Groen) Dreesen. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Luverne High School in 1958.
Aleida married Harry Meyerhoff on Nov. 28, 1961. They lived in George, Iowa, while Harry worked with DGR. In 1987 they moved to Sioux Falls when DGR opened a facility there. Aleida was employed as a CNA in various departments of the Sioux Valley Health System. She was known for her care for others. Her husband, Harry, died in 2000. Aleida continued to serve and was a part of many ladies’ groups, including the 12-pack, the 6-pack, Active Generation friends and Bible Study ladies.
Aleida enjoyed playing cards and board games, baking cookies, especially cut-outs with family and friends, and keeping in touch with others on the phone. She was especially known for her kindness.
Aleida is survived by her children, Brenda (Doug) Medalen, Sioux Falls, and Arla Schultz, Luverne; daughter-in-law Carol Meyerhoff, Sheldon, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Lee (Amanda) Medalen of Sioux Falls, Heather (Justin) Hanson of Sioux Falls, Aaron (Mya) Van Der Stoep of Parker, South Dakota, Adam (Shaelee) Van Der Stoep of Hamilton, Michigan, Amanda Schultz of Luverne, Katie (Pat) iBerger of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Christie (Seth) Lloyd of Moville, Iowa, and Karrie (Josh Rogers) Meyerhoff of Sioux City, Iowa; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Orvel (Karen) Dreesen of Ellsworth; and many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are provided by Hartland Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, www.heartlandfunerals.com.