Sally (Anderson) Tjeerdsma

Sally (Anderson) Tjeerdsma, age 72, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, November 15, 2021, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Riverview Reformed Church in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend Jake Van Der Linden officiating.  Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Children’s Cancer Society.

Pallbearers are: Dan Sanow, Emily Tjeerdsma, Dennis Kronberg, Kevin Kronberg, David Kronberg, and Jon Egge.

Sally (Anderson) Tjeerdsma was born, June 24, 1949, in Wakefield, Nebraska, to Wesley and Leola (Grimm) Anderson.  She grew up in Wausa, Nebraska, and graduated from Wausa High School in 1967.  She then attended Wayne State College for a few years until she began working at King’s Food Host in Norfolk, Nebraska and later at State Farm Insurance.  She married Randel Tjeerdsma on September 30, 1978, in Wausa, Nebraska.  They moved to Yankton, South Dakota and Sally began working as the bookkeeper for Tjeerdsma Livestock Transportation.  She later worked various other places in Yankton, including Bauer Electric and Lisa’s Fashion.

Sally had a strong faith in the Lord and was an active member of Riverview Reformed Church in Yankton.  She served as a former elder and taught Sunday School for many years.  She later became the director of the Sunday School Program and was also active in the Christian Women’s Club as well as the Divorced, Widowed and Separated Group.  Sally faced some hard times in her life, especially when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 which she overcame in 2017 and was very proud to be a cancer survivor.  She enjoyed spending time working in her garden, tending to her flowers but especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her three children: Rebecca (Dan) Sanow of Yankton, South Dakota; Timothy (Emily) Tjeerdsma of Chicago, Illinois and Matthew Tjeerdsma of Yankton; two grandchildren: Jacob Leo and Sarah Leola Sanow; sister, Kay (Dennis) Kronberg of Wausa, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Nathan and two brothers: Ken and Steve Anderson.


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5 response to "Sally (Anderson) Tjeerdsma"

  1. By: Jean Brown Posted: November 16, 2021

    Dear Tim, Becky and Matthew,
    May the Lord be with you upon the loss of your mother. May all of your fond memories of her bring you comfort and peace. Love and prayers, Aunt Jean

  2. By: Tammy Thoene Posted: November 16, 2021

    I worked with Sally at the credit union for a few years, always remember she had such a kind heart to everyone she talked to. She was so proud of her kids and always showed me pictures of her grandkids. She was a proud grandma for sure. I’ll miss her too.

  3. By: Deonne Taylor Posted: November 17, 2021

    I grew up with Sally and Kay in the Wausa area. Years later, I visited with Sally in Yankton while visiting my mother. Sally was very nice and thoughtful. My condolence and sympathy for the family.

  4. By: Dave and Ila Wright Posted: November 19, 2021

    We lived next to Sally and her family. We will miss seeing her.

  5. By: Adam Milano Posted: November 22, 2021

    Please accept my condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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