Angeline Elizabeth “Angie” Willers, 87, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home at Bethany Meadows, Brandon, South Dakota.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Angeline Deitermann was born Oct. 7, 1930, to Henry and Anna (Kirpes) Deitermann in rural Pipestone. She attended Dist. 16 country school near Beaver Creek and graduated from Luverne High School in 1948. Angie then worked for George Butler DDS in Luverne.
Angie married Burdell Willers on Sept. 7, 1949, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. The couple moved to the family farm near Beaver Creek where they lived for the next 45 years. After retiring from farming, they lived in Beaver Creek and Sioux Falls.
Angie was an active member of St. Catherine Catholic Church for 73 years and served in many capacities. She was active in the community as a 4-H leader, Hospice Foundation Board member and a Hospice volunteer for 13 years. After moving to Sioux Falls, she enjoyed establishing new friendships at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Avera Fitness therapy pool.
Angie and Burdell took many trips both in the United States and abroad. The highlights included trips to visit her daughter and family while they were stationed in Germany. A strong family bond was important to Angie. She spent much time with her grandchildren and enjoyed family gatherings.
Angie is survived by her husband, Burdell Willers, Brandon; nine children, James (Jill) Willers, Luverne, Steven (Nancy) Willers, Fairmont, David (Cheryl) Willers, Beaver Creek, Robert (Annetta) Willers, Brooklyn Park, Theresa (Dale) Hoogeveen, Carver, Bryan (Denise) Willers, Elkhorn, Nebraska, Lisa (Roger) Hoff, Steen, Mary (Roger) Turner, Vermillion, South Dakota, and Jeffrey (Lana) Willers, Waunakee, Wisconsin; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Steinhoff, Sioux Falls, and Lillian (Allen) Willers, Luverne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Cyril Deitermann; and four sisters, Valeria Beelman, Eleanora Herman, Esther Ahrndt and Junella Van Belle.
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.