Lena Jean Marbus, 90, Hills, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A private funeral service was Monday, Nov. 2, at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Hills. Burial followed at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Valley Springs, South Dakota.
Lena Pap was born Nov. 23, 1929, to John and Wilhemina (Haverkamp) Pap on a farm near Beaver Creek. Lena grew up on a farm near Valley Springs, where she attended school.
Lena married Jake Marbus on June 4, 1947, at the Reformed Church in Valley Springs. She and Jake lived and farmed in the Hills area. Her husband, Jake, died in 1997. Lena and a good friend, Geri Steinberg, spent many days together and enjoyed traveling together. Lena was a resident of the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills since October of 2019.
Lena was a member of Valley Springs Reformed Church. She enjoyed baking and sharing her treats at Christmastime. Lena was a fun-loving grandmother who enjoyed playing games, joke around and simply loved her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Jack) Boatright of Hartford, South Dakota; three granddaughters, Dawn (Thad) Wells of Sioux Falls, Sandra (Bob) Peterson of Canova, South Dakota, and Pamela (Greg) Jensen of The Dalles, Oregon; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Jake; four infants; her parents; and sisters Minnie Parmer, Margie Pap, Nellie Pap and Gertrude Marbus.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.