Holly Wessel was best investment Omer made
Funeral services for Hollas (Holly) E. Wessel, 83, of Mound City, were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church in Herreid.
Burial was in Mound City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Holly passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Selby Good Samaritan Center.
Holly was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Bowdle, to Pete and Ruth (Johnson) Goldade. She attended grade school and high school in Bowdle, graduating in 1947. She then worked for Dr. Miller for about a year, and also at the General Mercantile Store in Bowdle.
Holly then moved to South Carolina for about a year with a girlfriend, where she worked at a drug store, before returning to Bowdle where she met her husband.
Holly met Omer Wessel at a dance in Mound City. They were married on Nov. 27, 1949, in Bowdle. Omer said the $2 marriage license was the best investment that he ever made. The couple was married for 63 years, two months and 22 days.
After their marriage, Holly and Omer moved to the Wessel farm where Holly took care of their two children and Omer. She liked to serve people and did the cooking for all the gatherings. She was a food pusher, always insisting those who visited needed to sit and have a bite of this or that. She wanted to entertain by serving and not sitting down. She wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of.
Holly gave a lot more than she received. She had a great love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren would love to come over to the house to play out in the yard. Omer stated that he never had to mow the lawn since the grandchildren would play ball in the yard, keeping the grass low. Holly loved to dance and she was a great pinochle player. She loved to stay home, but would travel to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Holly’s last year was spent at the Selby Good Samaritan Center. Omer and the family are thankful for the excellent care, the nurses and the love she received from them during her stay.
Holly is survived by her husband, Omer of Mound City; son, Dean and wife Barb of Mound City; daughter, Deb and husband Dean Roebuck of Selby; grandchildren, Shawn Wessel and special friend Amanda Twiss of Herreid, Justin Wessel and wife Michele of Denver, N.C., Dr. Misty Anderson and husband Bob of Valley City, N.D., Kari Borns and husband Nick of Hartford, Darcy Fiedler and husband Tom of Selby, and Dusty Roebuck and fiancée Andy Nisbet of Mobridge; 15 great-grandchildren, Derek Stahman, Connor Fiedler, Tori Fiedler, Keaton Fiedler, Luke Fiedler, Kara Wessel, Spencer Wessel, Elizabeth Wessel, Katherine Hollas Wessel, Autumn Anderson, Austin Anderson, Alexa Borns, Aubrey Borns and Ashlynn Eve Borns.
Holly was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Goldade.