Ellen Mae Schryvers, 92, died at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls on August 19, 2009. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Grace Reformed Church in Corsica with burial following in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica. Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6 Ė 8 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Ellen Mae was born on July 29, 1917 in Brule County, SD to Emmett and Anna Beck. She graduated from Platte High School in 1936 and was united in marriage to Sam J. Schryvers. Ellen and Sam spent all of their lives in the Corsica area. To this union 10 children were born. She was a faithful member of the Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. Ellenís love for children was shown during her many years of dedicated service in the Corsica school. She also worked at the local nursing home where she loved the many residents. Later in life, Ellen enjoyed the senior citizen group and the Legion Auxillary, assisting in the many projects to help her community. After years of working, Ellen retired so she could enjoy sewing and baking for her beloved grandchildren and caring for her amazing flowers. Ellenís passions in life were her family and grandkids. Her devout love of sports and watching her grandchildren participate in all activities made her very happy. On any given day Ellen could be found watching her favorite sporting event, especially the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Cubs. She had a special spirit for her hometown team, the "Corsica Comets". Grateful for having shared Ellenís life are her ten children, Marvin Dean (Sharon) Schryvers, of Mitchell, Marlyn (Judy) Schryvers, of Sioux Falls, Gerald (Susan) Schryvers, of Chamberlain, Darlene (Joseph) Denevan, of Sioux Falls, Karel Sejnoha, of Sioux Falls, Anna (Steven) Horst, of Dell Rapids, Linda Geiken (Mike), Sharon (Kenneth) Teunissen, Laura (Steven) Baete, all of Sioux Falls, Randall (Cheryl) Schryvers, of Corsica; her 45 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchildren; her sister in laws, Lorraine Schryvers, of Corsica, Ilene Beck, Joan Beck, both of Platte; and many other relatives and friends. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Sam J. Schryvers; parents, Emmett and Anna Beck; infant sister; brothers, George, Francis and Gordon Beck; son in law, Marlin Sejnoha; two grandchildren, Joseph Denevan and Julie Durband; and four great grandchildren.
Rev. Dean Meeter
Rev. Jerry Buwalda
Virginia Matlock, organist
Stacie Horst, soloist
Dean J. Schryvers, Troy Schryvers, David Denevan, Dustin Sejnoha, Jeff Horst, Jason Horst, Keith Gerlach, Jr., Gaylurd Gerlach, Matthew Durband, Luke Schryvers
Honorary Casket Bearers
Rickey Schryvers, Dan Denevan, Craig Schryvers, Laine Schryvers, Jonathon Schryvers, James Denevan, Marlin Sejnoha, Jr., Shane Sejnoha, Brad Gerlach, Thomas Denevan, Michael Durband