- May 19, 1921 - January 25, 2013
- Lemmon, South Dakota
of Dena's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Dena shared her love of Blue Healers with me- had one for many years. She was such a good friend to my dad- Hank Wagner. I had a lot of fun at their place as a child. Many many memories!!!!
Posted by: Kim Wagner Davis - Lakeville, MN - Parents were friends Jan 31, 2013
Rest in peace Dena, we will miss you and your Christmas letters, oxoxo Mart, Charlene, Haley & natalie Geary ( Grandson to Aggie) Say Hi to Hank & Aggie for us, miss them too.
Posted by: charlene Geary - SD Jan 31, 2013
Sending you all my deepest sympathy,Dena was a special lady and I know GOD will help you through this dificult time!! GOD Bless u all!!
Posted by: Lori Sattler - Lemmon, SD - friend Jan 30, 2013
Dena was so special to me she helped shaped me into the women I have become. She showed me love and shared so much of our family life with me. I Will miss her. She was the glue that held the extended family together. I am grateful to have had Dena be apart of my life. What a treasure . I am glad that I get to call her my Aunt and my friend...
Posted by: Susan Albers - Rapid City, SD - Aunt Jan 29, 2013
We were very saddened to hear about Dena. Although I knew her from brief encounters through my Mom she was someone you immediately felt, "she was someone genunine". I know that my Mom will miss her dearly as Dena and Mom were best of friends, she talked about Dena regularly when we would talk. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by: Bill Sands - Chaska, MN - friend Jan 29, 2013
What a beautifully written life story. I shared it with my own children so that they could understand the context of their own lives, as descendants of Rosa and Alyosius Erker.
Grace and peace to the family,
Stacy Albers Wiebe
Posted by: Stacy Wiebe - great niece Jan 29, 2013
Dena is such a "Blessing" to this world....I will always treasure our chats with a glass of Blackberry wine in the evenings... I truly enjoyed Dena's hospitality and our long conversations! What a "SPECIAL PERSON"..... ! I will miss you forever! With Deepest Sympathy, Joann (Erker) Baroh
Posted by: Joann Erker Baroh - spanaway, WA - Dena was 1st cousin to my Father Jan 29, 2013
My prays and thoughts to the family of Dena.
Posted by: Dorthea Ternes wiest - Spearfish, SD - cousin daugter of Barney Ternes Jan 29, 2013
I will miss you. You were a light of sunshine in everyone's life. God bless you and your family. Love Stephanie
Posted by: Stephanie Baroh Santos - Graham, WA - cousin Jan 29, 2013
A favorite memory of Dena and Lyol is when we visited in 1972. I'd never seen the farm, or Lemmon for that matter. I think I could have moved in and stayed. Loved the sheep, cows, chickens and all that came with them. Dena let me hand feed a lame lamb. Couldn't understand why she wouldn't let me take it home.
Another favorite time was when Dena was in Moscow visiting Amy and my mom, Anne. She taught me how
Posted by: Jennifer Richards - Port Orchard, WA - neice Jan 29, 2013