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category: Obituary, date: 2014-11-02, by Avon SD
Pearl M Giedd-Hepler
Pearl M. Giedd-HeplerPearl M. Giedd-Hepler
(August 18, 1913 - November 2, 2014)

Pearl Giedd-Hepler, 101, of Avon

Services are 10:30 AM, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Avon. Burial is in the church cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 6 PM at the church. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Giedd-Hepler was born August 18, 1913 to Charles and Ida (Voigt) Bochman at Tyndall, SD. She died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Pearl attained the age of 101 years, two months and 15 days.

Pearl attended school through the eighth grade at Fair View School #32, southwest of Tyndall. She worked as a hired girl and on the farm until she married Vincent Giedd of Tripp, SD on February 17, 1938. To this union three children were born. They farmed together north of Avon and moved to the family farm southwest of Tyndall. Vincent passed away June 5, 1973 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. After Vincent’s passing she sold the farm and moved to Avon.

On April 16, 1977, she married Roy Hepler and moved to Loveland, CO. Roy passed away in 1994 and Pearl moved into the Avon Manor, where she lived for over 13 years. She then moved to Springfield Assisted Living and soon after moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall in 2007.

Pearl was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Avon. She also belonged to the WMF and Bethel Sunday School Class. Pearl loved to visit and kept busy over the years by baking, canning, gardening, sewing, crocheting and her many farm duties. She did beautiful embroidery work until the very end.

Pearl is survived by her three children: Ellen and husband Garth Corey, Albuquerque, NM; Earl J Giedd and friend Connie, Mitchell; Eva Johnson, Mitchell; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one great-great grandchild; and one sister, Alice Biesma of Avon. Also surviving Pearl are her five step children: Fred (Rachel) Hepler, Barling AR; Evelyn (Preston) Guthrie, Joplin, MO; Edie Greenfield, Luther, OK; Don Hepler, CO; Philip (Janet) Loveland, CO; along with several step grand and great grand children; also many relatives and friends.

Pearl is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, an infant brother, Paul; three sisters: Golda Sell, Edith Jensen and Sylvia Mudder; two nieces and two nephews.

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