Mass of Christian Burial for Marcie Locken, age 26, of Isabel was held at 10:30 a.m., MT Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Isabel Community Center. Burial was at the Hillsview Cemetery in Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge, South Dakota. There was a prayer service Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Isabel.
Marcie passed away November 7, 2012 at the West River Health Services in Hettinger, North Dakota.
Marcie Jean Locken was born to Steve and Pam (Alley) Locken on September 12, 1986 in Hettinger, ND. Marcie grew up in Isabel and attended school there, graduating from IHS in 2005. She then attended SDSU in Brookings earning a BS degree in Biology in 2009.
Marcie liked to rodeo in her high school and college years competing for the SDSU college rodeo team. She qualified for the CNFR in 2007. Marcie was the goat tying champion for NRCA in 2010. Marcie loved working with the young athletes and teaching the young girls how to goat tie. She was a member of the SDRA, and was the Goat Tying Director.
Marcie loved the outdoors working with horses, livestock, and her Border Collie dogs. During college Marcie worked for an Assistant Living Center in Brookings, taught Sunday School at St. Thomas More, and taught Spanish to 1st Graders. After college Marcie worked as a Lab Coordinator at the Faith Community Clinic and for Locken Farms. She also helped out in the hay field running equipment. Marcie was a real good hand with and around all the equipment on the farm. She enjoyed brandings, gatherings, and team roping. Marcie will always be remembered for her great smile and giggle.
Marcie is survived by her parents Steve and Pam Locken of Isabel, SD, brother Joe (Mandy) Locken of Isabel, SD, sister Cara (Jerry) Lei of Bowman, ND, nieces and nephews Kendyl, Talley, Lexi, Blaise, and Blake, and grandparents Maurice and Madonna Alley of Isabel, SD, grandpa Harold Locken of Isabel, SD, grandma Alice Lutz of Gillette, WY, and special babysitter Glenna Reich.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandma Dawn Locken.
Casketbearers were Tyler Nash, Tee Burress, Patrick Maher, John Maher, Deon Dorsey, Chuck Schmidt, Dane Maher, Todd Lindskov, Aaron Lindskov, Kade Bollinger, Chad Peterson, Grant Perterson, Kolby Porch.
Honorary Bearers were Marcie's Rodeo Family and Anyone that has shared a smile or giggle with Marcie.
Ushers were Paul Alley, Jim Bob Dorsey, Mark Lindskov, Brady Burress, Jared Podratz.
Special music was provided by Arlie Hulm - "That Girl is a Cowboy"; Janal Biegler and Morgan Ducheneaux "Wind Beneath My Wings" & "Amazing Grace"; Congregational Hymns are "On Eagle's Wings", "Amazing Grace", "Peace is Flowing Like a River", "Be Not Afraid", "Song of St. Francis".