Faye Arlene Wintersteen was born May 30, 1945, in Mitchell, to Floyd and Ruby (Nord) Briggs. She grew up and attended school in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963. After graduating from the Mankato Business College in Mankato, MN, she returned to Mitchell. She was employed with the South Dakota Department of Social Services in Mitchell for 44 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school. Her main joy in life was her children, grandchildren and family.
She is survived by two sons: Chad Jansen of Mitchell, Keith Wintersteen and wife Jeana of Spearfish, one daughter, Michelle Heckenliable and husband Kurt of York, NE, her mother, Ruby Briggs of Mitchell, one sister, Sheryl Kelly and husband Russell of Yardley, PA, one brother, Larry Briggs of Quincy, FL, three grandchildren: Tyler Heckenliable, Kelsey Wintersteen, and Megan Wintersteen. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd and brother, Thomas.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.