Marjorie Prunty

 Marjorie “Marj” (Tirrel) Prunty, 83, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Brookings, South Dakota, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

A funeral service was Saturday, March 3, at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings, with burial following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings.

Marjorie Tirrel was born on Dec. 24, 1934, to Steinus and Martha Tirrel in White, South Dakota. She attended school at Argo District #24 and White High School.

She married Raymond Phares in Hendricks on Nov. 12, 1953. They divorced in 1964. Marjorie married Homer Prunty on July 22, 1966, in Brookings, South Dakota.

She was a member of the Methodist Church, Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Service Bank, Brookings Activity Center, bridge clubs, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering, playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends.

Marj is survived by one daughter, Karen Phares (Mark) Sandager, Hills; four grandchildren, Alicia Sandager (Walter Balser) of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ian (Anna) Sandager of Hills, Tatiana Kucera, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mark (Micah) Sandager of Hills; seven great-grandchildren: Isabella, Mariana, Sol, Bridget, Clara, Ingrid, and Emery; two sisters,Thelma Peters of Little Rock, Iowa, and Dorothy Sletten, of Custer, South Dakota; four brothers, Glen (Betty) Tirrel, of Toronto, South Dakota, John (Genie) Tirrel, of Norfolk, Nebraska, Stanley (Janice) Tirrel of White, and Robert (Sherrie) Tirrel of Rush, Colorado; and a sister-in-law, Penny Tirrel, of Cornell, Wisconsin.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Homer;

her former husband, Raymond Phares; an infant son, Dale Phares; her parents; a sister, Frances Kracke; two brothers, James Tirrel and David Tirrel; a sister-in-law, Stella Tirrel; two brothers-in-law, Denton Peters and Leslie Sletten; and five nephews.

Memorials are preferred to Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings, South Dakota, and Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa, New Mexico.

Arrangements were provided by Eidsness Funeral Home of Brookings, South Dakota.

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