Madonna J. Lesselyoung
Madonna J. Lesselyoung, age 72, of Philip, died Monday evening, January 24, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Madonna Dustman was born December 15, 1938, at New Underwood, S.D., the daughter of Harley and Agnes (Dresch) Dustman. She grew up in Wasta, Artesian and rural Faith, graduating from Faith High School in 1956.
She enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 21, 1957 in Omaha, Neb. She served in the Air Force until her honorable discharge on January 20, 1960.
Madonna was united in marriage to Theodore T. Lesselyoung on May 20, 1960. Madonna later attended Black Hills State College, graduating with a BS degree in Business Administration. She raised her girls in Hot Springs, and worked her entire career in the medical field as a business manager, retiring from Philip Health Services in June 2010.
She was a strong-willed, independent and loyal individual to both to her children and her work. She enjoyed yard work, her dog Cuddles, and was a beautiful seamstress. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her beloved dachshund, Cuddles; three daughters, Monna Van Lint and her husband, Bob, of Philip, Wendy Beaumont and her husband, Ron, of Rapid City, and Lana Sanner and her husband, Jay, of Parker; 10 grandchildren, Brittney (Nathan) Drury, Krista, Colin, Jordan (Dallas) Smith, Chaney, Afton, Mandy, Connor, Logan, and Allison; and three great-grandchildren, Reghan, River and Josslyn; two brothers, Harley "Bill" Dustman and his wife, Joyce, of Lemmon, and James Dustman and his wife, Wesley, of Sandpoint, Idaho; five sisters, Bertha Stovall of Lynnwood, Wash., Ruby Monte of Shalimar, Fla., Frances Holt and her husband, John, of Tonto Basin, Ariz., Dorothy Lesselyoung of Kadoka, and Mary Ellen Henriksen and her husband, Ray, of Sandpoint, Idaho; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Madonna was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shirley Moelter; a niece, Amy Lesselyoung; a nephew, Chad Lesselyoung; and a brother-in-law, Alfred Moelter.
A rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach and Deacon Bill Dustman officiating.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com