Louise M. Habeck, age 77, a longtime Marvin, SD, resident passed away on August 28, 2023.
Funeral services for Louise will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Burial, with military honors, will be held at the Milbank City Cemetery.
Louise Margaret (Pribbenow) Habeck was born on January 26, 1946, in Milbank, SD. She was the daughter of Lester and Margaret (Bray) Pribbenow. Louise grew up in the Milbank area. She was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Louise attended school in Milbank and graduated with the Class of 1964. She worked at Edward’s Drug Store in Milbank, where she met her future husband, Orville.
Louise served in the United States Army, enlisting on April 19, 1965, in Sioux Falls, SD. She was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. She was discharged on April 19, 1968, in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Following her honorable discharge, Louise returned to South Dakota and was united in marriage with Orville Earl Habeck on November 21, 1969, in Milbank. They were blessed with two children: Jason and Jolene.
Louise worked at various jobs in the area including at the ASC Office, United Hardware, and B&L Industries in Ortonville, MN. Louise had a passion for the farm life and enjoyed working hard on the family farm with her husband and son. She could be found milking cows, feeding pigs, in the hay field, driving truck, or doing any other farm chore.
Louise was an avid reader and very intelligent lady. She loved to work puzzles and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed bowling and playing softball. While she was in the Army, she played basketball. She was a friendly person and always eager to visit and make a new friend.
Louise is survived by her husband, Orville of Milbank; son, Jason of Milbank; siblings: James Pribbenow of Fridley, MN; Lloyd Pribbenow of Milbank; Robert (Kim) Pribbenow of Prince George, VA; Charles “Gary” (Sue) Pribbenow of Watertown, SD; Linda Pillatzke of Milbank; Loretta Lehner of Brooklyn Park, MN; and Steven Pribbenow; and son-in-law, Joe Kleppe.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents: Lester and Margaret Pribbenow; her daughter, Jolene Louise Kleppe; two infant grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Mary Pribbenow and Mary Lou Pribbenow; brothers-in-law: Michael Pillatzke, Kenneth Remmers, and Michael Lehner.