Evelyn Falzone, age 88 of Philip, SD, formerly of Milesville, SD, died August 22, 2009, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday, August 26, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.
Lector was Anita Peterson. Music was provided by Marianne Frein, organist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Altar server was Allen Piroutek.
Ushers were Hugh Harty and Joe Gittings. Pallbearers were Dan Piroutek, Tom Harty, Rudy Roth, Jerry Neville, Dana Fitzgerald and Burjes Fitch.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Evelyn D. Hoffman was born April 21, 1921, at Ft. Pierre, SD, the daughter of John and Philamena (Lahner) Hoffman. She grew up and received her education in the Ft. Pierre community.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Mauriece Falzone on May 14, 1938, at St. John's Catholic Church in Pierre. They made their home in Pierre until moving onto his parents' homestead near Milesville, SD, in the fall of 1941. They farmed and ranched there until Mauriece's death on July 7, 1997.
Evelyn continued to reside on the farm ranch until moving into Philip on June 21, 2002.
Evelyn was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Milesville, as well as the Altar Society.
Grateful for having shared her life include her two sons, Jerry Falzone and his wife, Arlene, of Asakis, MN, and Floren Falzone and his wife, Debbie, of Philip; one daughter, Sharon Colburn and her husband, Larry, of Elk, WA; five grandchildren, Dorrine Husum and her husband, Rock, Michael Falzone and his wife, Tonya, Matthew Falzone and his wife, Carrie, Bart Colburn, and Lance Falzone and his wife, Erin; 12 great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Stephanie, Jessica, Chase, Sierra, Breann, Riley, Marchello, Allison, Harlie, Chaeli, and Cason; one sister, Rita Noonan of Burbank, CA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Mauriece, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers Lawrence, Joseph, Martin and Paul Hoffman; and two sisters, Frances Keeley and Margaret Harty.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com