Margaret Sarringar

Margaret Sarringar, age 82, of Mission Hill, South Dakota, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at her home under hospice care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating.  Masks will be required to attend the Mass.  Burial will be in the Mission Hill Cemetery in Mission Hill, South Dakota.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers will be her three sons: Thomas Sarringar, Bill Sarringar and James Sarringar and four grandsons: Zachary Thomas, Zachariah Fuson, Tyler Sarringar, and Garrett Sarringar.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Margaret Sarringar was born October 12, 1937, in Heerlen, Netherlands to Wilhelm and Bauwina (Habers) Holtus.  She grew up in the Netherlands and attended St. Mary’s School.  She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1957 and lived in Springfield, Illinois.  She moved to Denver, Colorado shortly after arriving in the United States.  She married Virgil Sarringar on April 4, 1959 at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver.  Margaret and Virgil moved to Mission Hill, South Dakota in 1971 where they raised their family.  Margaret began working at Gurney’s in Yankton, which she continued for 25 years.  She then began working at The Center in Yankton for the next 16 years.  Margaret enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, mowing, and gardening.  She was a member of The Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton.

Survivors include her four children: Thomas (Dawn) Sarringar of Prescott Valley, Arizona; Annette Fuson of Yankton, South Dakota; Bill (Joanne) Sarringar of Pierre, South Dakota; and James (Jennifer) Sarringar of Sibley, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four sisters: Liz (George) Schneeberger of Castle Rock, Colorado; Ann (Fred) Maslanik of Franktown, Colorado; Bauwina (Ray) Klomp of Denver, Colorado; and Henrica (Andre) Roy of Franktown, Colorado; two brothers: John (Marilyn) Holtus of Calhan, Colorado and Bill Holtus of Simla, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; infant daughter, Mary and brother, Peter.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.

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2 response to "Margaret Sarringar"

  1. By: Jacqueline M Ridgway Posted: August 27, 2020

    I’m so sorry to hear of Margarets passing. I met her through my daughter Beth who loved Margaret dearly She was a feisty one.! She will be missed.

  2. By: ANDREA D SUDBECK Posted: September 2, 2020

    Dear Family, you don’t know me. I met your Mother thru my mother. They were really good friends. they worked at Gurneys together for many years. Her name was Agatha Kleinschmit. Not sure if you knew her. She came to my mom’s wake service. There I visited with your mom for sometime. She was not a lost for words. I enjoyed our visit very much. I was very glad to see her again. But thats been 16 years ago.. I was surprised to see Margaret’s name in the paper. I expect every good person to live forever. And I’m saddened when God takes the best of the best. Your mom now is at peace and I’m sure after seeing her own relatives , my mom took Margaret on a tour and had a lot of visiting to do. May God comfort you in this time of grieving and wrap his loving arms around you. May god bless all of you.

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