Marlene Plooster, 87, died at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on
Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Funeral service will be Monday, June 21, 2021 at
11:00 AM at Harrison Community Church (North Church) with burial following
in Harrison Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 21, 2021 from 10 - 11
AM at Harrison Community Church (North Church). Arrangements by Koehn Bros.
Marlene Plooster was born on October 13, 1933 to Jacob L. and Jennie
(Doorn) Markus in Harrison, SD. She graduated from Corsica High School,
then attended Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, SD and
graduated from Northwestern Junior College in Orange City, IA. On March
8, 1956 she was united in marriage to Lyle "Dean" Plooster. Marlene
taught country school until 1967 when she started helping on the farm,
but continued to substitute teach. She was a baptized member of First
Reformed Church in Harrison playing the organ for over 60 years on
Sunday mornings and for many weddings and funerals. She enjoyed music,
playing cards, games, reading, but most of all spending time with her
family, She died at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, on
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 87.
She is survived by 3 children, Roger (Denise) Plooster of Sioux Falls,
SD, Douglas (Sherryl) Plooster of Harrison, SD, and Rhonda Priola of
Dell Rapids, SD, son-in-law, Louis Peter of Dell Rapids, SD, 13
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister, Nona Markus of Mitchell,
SD, and 3 sisters-in-law, Arlene Plooster of Corsica, SD, Doris Markus
of Corsica, SD and Dorothy Markus of Chamberlain, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dean, daughter, Karla
Peter, and 2 brothers, Milford and Dennis Markus.
Pastor Gary Maas
Brenda Plooster, organist
Trent Plooster, Dustin Plooster, Daniel Priola, Michael Priola,
Mason Peter, Riley Peter, Levi Peter