Louisa (Mrs. James) Weissenfluh, age 65 of rural Twin Brooks, SD died April 25, 2016, at the Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Rev. Keith Bicknase will officiate and burial will be in the Milbank Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Mundwiler Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m. and continue at the church on Thursday, one hour prior to the service.
Honorary bearers will be friends and co-workers from St. Lawrence Catholic School.
Casket bearers will be: JaMicah Harris, Dave McFadden, Nathaniel Steinlicht, Chuck Green, David Kruger, and Ken Vanorny.
Louisa Irma (Steinlicht) Weissenfluh was born April 13, 1951, in Grant County, SD. She was the daughter of Loren and Irma (Schulz) Steinlicht. Louisa grew up in Grant County and attended rural school and later Milbank Schools. She graduated from Milbank High School with the class of 1969. She continued her education by earning a Bachelor Degree in education from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD and a Master Degree from South Dakota State University.
Louisa began teaching in Highmore, SD teaching grades 1 – 6 at the rural school. While teaching in Rapid City, SD Louisa met James Weissenfluh who was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. They were united in marriage on March 17, 1984, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank.
They lived in Michigan and New York before moving to the Milbank area in 1993. Louisa worked as a substitute teacher and an aide for special education, before teaching at St. Lawrence Catholic School for ten years.
Louisa was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed stamp and coin collecting. She loved and enjoyed flower gardening during the summer months. She adored her family and cherished time spent with them. Louisa was passionate about teaching and dearly loved her students.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, James of Twin Brooks, SD; four children: James (Nicole) Weissenfluh of Brookings, SD; Kammie Weissenfluh (Dave McFadden) of Montevideo, MN; Jamie (JaMicah) Harris of Sioux Falls, SD; Emily Weissenfluh of Brookings, SD; three grandsons: Levi, Ethan, and Andre; one sister, Kathy Baerwaldt of Rapid City, SD; three brothers: Cliff (Margaret) Steinlicht of Milbank, SD; Bill (Kathy) Steinlicht of Milbank, SD and Joe Steinlicht of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Louisa’s family suggest memorials be given to cancer research.