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Velva Niesen

Velva Niesen

The funeral for Velva Niesen will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the United Methodist Church of Britton. Visitation will be one hour preceding the funeral at the church.

Velva passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton at the age of 99. Velva Louise Seibel was born November 19, 1914 in Kidder, SD, the eldest daughter of Peter E. and Pearl H. (Britzius) Seibel.

Velva, with a beautiful smile. A chapter completed, a page turned, a life well lived and a rest well earned!

Blessed to have shared in her life are her children: Nelva (Rolland) Kristofferson of Britton; John Wanous of White Lake, SD; Pearl Ann (Clayton) Bertsch of Ypsilanti, ND; Nadine Langston of Mesa, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands, her brother, Gordon Seibel and sister, Nola Drabeck; two sons: Norbert Jerome Wanous and Gordon Edward Wanous; a daughter-in-law, Donna Wanous; a grandson, Glenn Langston and a great-grandson, Dustin Langston.

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