Brechtelsbauer, Edythe May (Thomas), Sioux Falls, S.D., Formerly of Eastport, Gaylord and Saginaw, Michigan

Died peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Age 84 years. Grateful for having shared her life are her son David (Cathy) Brechtelsbauer, daughters Dona (Bill) Wishart and Jane Kilpatrick; sister Sara (Paul) Wardin; grandsons Todd, Luke, and Jason; sister-in-law Maureen Brechtelsbauer; step-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Frank, parents Mearl and Thelma (Morrison) Thomas, sister Betty, and brothers William, Mearl, and Jon David. A memorial service will be held on November 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hemlock MI, with burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. Those wishing to extend gifts of remembrance may wish to consider charity of their choice in lieu of flowers, or the following suggestion from her family: Good Samaritan Center of Sioux Falls, 401 W. 2nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104, where Edythe received compassionate and competent care during her final years. Local arrangements are by W.L. Case & Company.