Thelma Marie (Wilson) Iverson passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Mary House Nursing Center.
Thelma was born in Boone County, Iowa, on January 6, 1917 to David Clarence and Barbara Wilson. Her family homesteaded in Mellette County where she spent her younger years. Her father a carpenter and a blacksmith, moved the family to the west coast in the early 1930’s in search of work. Thelma graduated high school in Junction City, Ore., in 1935.
She and her family returned to South Dakota where she met and married the love of her life Robert Iverson of rural Jones County on March 20, 1937. This union was blessed with six children. The couple farmed in Jones County for 51 years. In 1986 they retired to Pierre, where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Robert; parents and 10 brothers and sisters: Emmet, Virgal, Melvan, William, Betty and Edna Wilson, Emily Lunn, Lorrine Dickhoff, Wanda Schmidtke and Barbara Mannetter.
She is survived by children: Darleen and her husband Richard Inglis of Bristol, Conn., Judith and her husband Dallas Brost of Presho, S.D., Robert and his wife Marilyn of Murdo, S.D., Juanita and her husband Kenneth Kingsbury of Wood, S.D., Jennifer and her husband Fred Olson Jr. of Piedmont, S.D. and Barry Iverson of Murdo, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services and visitation were held Tuesday, February 12, at Murdo Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating. Burial was at Murdo City Cemetery.