Marietta 'Mari' Stewart

November 30, 1943 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 77)

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The Memorial Service for Marietta Stewart is 10:30 AM Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Gramm Funeral home in Ipswich.  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Onaka.

Marietta Mae Leboldus was born November 30, 1943 to Mike and Mary (Stappler) Leboldus. She was raised on the family farm north of Onaka, SD. She graduated from Roscoe High School with the Class of 1961. Mary married Walter Stewart and from this union two children were born.

Mary lived in Minnesota and California for several years before relocating to Roscoe, SD in 1992 to care for her mother.

She worked at Adee Honey Farm, Ipswich Nursing Home and Bowdle Healthcare before retiring.

Marietta died Thursday September 8, 2021in Aberdeen, SD.

She is survived by her daughter Kari (Jay) Canoga Park, CA; her grandson Michael, Canoga Park, CA; her companion of 29 years Lyle Stotz, Roscoe, SD; his children: Shelly, Webster, SD; Tina (Susan) Cheyenne, WY; Andrea (Bryce) and their families, her brother Dwayne, Tea, SD; sister in law Mary Kraft, Roscoe, SD and several nieces and a nephew.

She is preceded in death by her son Michael, her parents, a sister Mary, a brother Raymond Kraft and two nephews.

She cherished her daughter and grandson and looked forward to California trips, excited to spend time with them. Mary was loving and compassionate and she will be missed by all. 


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Funeral Service


Memorial Service
September 18, 2021

10:30 AM
Gramm Funeral Home
720 N. 6th Street
Ipswich, SD 57451

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