Pearl (Stange) Tapken


April 20, 1916 - March 25, 2009



Pearl R. Tapken was born April 20, 1916 in Jerauld County to Claus and Matilda (Claussen) Stange. On January 17, 1936 she married Henry Tapken.  She worked as a telephone operator in Letcher for several years and then was a cook for the Letcher School for many years.  She also cooked for the Storla Sunset Home.  She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and was a 4-H Leader for many years.  She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing and growing flowers.  Her true love are her three children, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and twin great-great-grandbabies.

She is survived by her son, Jay Tapken of Sioux Falls, SD; her two daughters, Jean McClane and husband, Darwin of Letcher, SD and JoAnn Armstrong of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and twin great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers, John, Marx, Milo, Harry, Elmer and Vernon and a son-in-law, Lawrence Armstrong. 



Sunday, March 29, 2009
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, March 30, 2009
10:30 AM
Congregational United Church of Christ
301 E 4th Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota


Westlawn Cemetery
Letcher, South Dakota

Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett on March 27, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family
You are all in our thougths and prayers through this difficult time
Val, Dawn, Mace, Josh & Vance Luckett
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