Harrisburg, SD-Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis (Schumacher) Walth, 73, of Harrisburg and formerly of Aberdeen, SD will be 10:00 am, Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Rev. Fr. Michael Griffin will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
There will be a liturgical wake service at 7:00 pm, Thursday with visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Phyllis died February 23, 2020 at Ava’s House by Sanford.
Phyllis (Schumacher) Walth was born July 28, 1946 to Michael and Mary (Malsom) Schumacher in Aberdeen, SD.
Phyllis was united in marriage to Frank Walth in August of 1966 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church and shared 52 years of marriage, until Frank’s death, last April. They resided in Aberdeen and raised three children, moved to Sioux Falls for many years and back to Aberdeen to enjoy retirement until they both became ill.
Phyllis had the gift to gab, she loved to entertain and host gatherings for family and friends. She loved to seat as many people around her, “famous” antique dining room table as possible. She also loved being a Grandma and spending time with her grandkids. Phyllis has spent the last year living near her adult children and grandchildren, who all have cared for her while her health deteriorated and as she grieved the loss of Frank.
While living in Aberdeen she worked at White Drug for many years, then in Sioux Falls she worked at both Avera and Sanford hospitals transporting patients.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Kay Schultze of Sioux Falls, Kent (Nikki) Walth of Harrisburg and Kristi (Travis Peterson) Stueven of Alexandria, SD. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Katie (Trent Miller) Schultze, Preston Walth, Cierra Stueven and Myah Stueven, three bonus grandchildren, Skyler, Tally and Jamin Peterson and a bonus great-granddaughter, Tatum. Phyllis also had three granddogs, Jack, Tillie and Saige, who were also her comfort dogs. Siblings, Patricia (David) McCauley of Peoria, IL, Gene (Sharon) Schumacher of Brandon, SD, Janet (Gary) Roth of Aberdeen, Ken (Susan) Schumacher of Eden Prairie, MN, Bob (Sherry) Schumacher of Sioux Falls, Mary (Dennis) Ladner of Aberdeen and Carol Schumacher of Aberdeen.
On behalf of the family, they would like to recognize Vickie Schumacher, whom is Phyllis’s sister-in-law and the wife of the late Rick Schumacher, her brother. Vickie is a loving aunt and sister-in-law and was by Frank’s and Phyllis’s side thru their illnesses. She is a rock and never wavers from helping in any way that she can. Her love is unconditional and was always appreciated and needed at the right time.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Frank (4-24-2019), her parents, brother, Rick, niece, Robin and nephew Chris.
Casketbearers will be Trent Miller, Jeff Ladner, Jared Ladner, Jim Forkel, Larry Walth, Steve Tadlock and Preston Walth.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.