Carol Ann Naescher
Carol Naescher, age 55 of Oacoma, S.D., died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain.
Carol Ann Pederson was born June 23, 1957 in Nuremberg, Germany, the daughter of Gordon Roy and Betty Lou (Ballard) Pederson of Wall. Graduating in 1975, Carol attended Wall High School where she made many friends, was a cheerleader and excelled on its track team whose records can still be seen on the gymnasium walls of the school. She then attended two years of college at Huron.
First and foremost, Carol loved and spent most of her focus on her children and grandchildren. She also loved biking, sewing, travel, shopping, boating and fishing on the Missouri River (Lake Francis Case) with her husband, LeRoy, and NASCAR racing with her favorite driver being Tony Stewart.
Carol worked various jobs, first as a waitress in her earlier years, was owner and operator of Carol’s Restaurant and Grocery Store in Wall, then in retail sales at Al’s Oasis located in Oacoma, and later a manager of Chamberlain Home Center and of A-Square Ammunition, both located in Chamberlain.
She was united in marriage to LeRoy Naescher on July 29, 2005, in Chamberlain.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, LeRoy Naescher, of Oacoma; two sons, Nick Niemann and his wife, Heather, of Edwardsville, Ill., and Tyler Niemann of Austin, Texas; a stepson, Justin Naescher, of Sioux Falls; a stepdaughter, Shonna Naescher, of Spearfish; a granddaughter, Alyssa Niemann; seven stepgrandchildren, Kane Naescher, Teisha Riggs, Elijah Riggs, Josiah Riggs, Jeffery Riggs, Macey Riggs and Hilarie Riggs; her mother, Betty Pederson of Wall; two brothers, James Darwin Pederson of Yankton and Gary Wayne Pederson of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Pederson, and a sister, Nancy Holub.
At her request, cremation has taken place.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 27, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Curtis Garland officiating.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial be established.