Beverly Wiblemo

Dates

April 2, 1928 - March 13, 2018

Obituary

Beverly Wiblemo, 89, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Mitchell, died at Southridge Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, March 19, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Beverly Ann Smith was born in Elmore, Minnesota on April 2, 1928, to Ralph and Mary (Gately) Smith.  She grew up in that small village with her sister, four brothers and dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her father died when she was 10 years old and her mother raised the family.  Bev graduated Valedictorian of her class at Elmore High School and attended Mankato State Teachers College, pursuing a degree in English and Music. While at Mankato State, she met fellow student and stand-out athlete Ronald Wiblemo of Mitchell.  They fell in love and were married on June 26, 1950 in Mitchell. 

Bev and Ron lived in Fairfax, Mankato, Mitchell, and Fedora during the early years of their marriage.  In 1956, they moved to Wagner where they lived for 13 years.   In 1969, they moved back to Mitchell, where nine of their ten children graduated from high school.  After Ron’s death in 1983, Beverly ran for and was elected Davison County Register of Deeds.  She served in this position for eight years.  After 35 years in Mitchell, Bev moved to Sioux Falls. She passed away on March 13, 2018, at the age of 89.

She was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.

Beverly was the adored mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of an immediate family that numbers well over 100.  She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Smith of Wareham, MA; ten children: Rhonda (Greg) Schneringer of Platte City, MO; Scott (Becky) of Lander, WY; Ron Jr (Lana) of Camdenton, MO; Tom (Dani) of Cheyenne, WY; Marilyn (Spencer) Berry of Fargo, ND; Patricia Case of Sioux Falls, SD; Jackie (Tom) Olson of Lansdowne, VA; Cathy (Jenelle) Wiblemo of Alexandria, VA; Jerry (Terri) Wiblemo of Lynd, MN; and Luci (Bryan) Youngberg of Yankton, SD.  She is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.  Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; granddaughter, Heather Wiblemo; great-grandson, Parkir McVicker; and son-in-law, Dan Case.


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Darnell and Ann on March 18, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you shared.
Posted by Kim Barnhart on March 17, 2018
Aunt Bev was a wonderful woman with a heart that touched many lives. She will be missed. Heaven has gained another angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Kelly Gross on March 16, 2018
Bev worked at the Court House during the time that I worked there as a deputy sheriff. She was always trying to find a date for me! I really enjoyed her and am sorry for the family's loss.
Posted by Cheryl Crisman Jones on March 16, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Posted by Wanda Cross on March 15, 2018
Only met her a few times, but I could tell what a wonderful lady she was. Prayers to all the family.
Posted by Lois Swenson on March 15, 2018
Bev cared for my children years ago. I treasured the time my girls had with her. Bev always had the best advice for me from chicken pox to stubbed toes!
Rest In Peace Bev....
Posted by Dana (Robey) Freeman on March 14, 2018
Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
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