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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Dena Meyerink

Dena Marie Meyerink (Haushild)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1958 - Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Dena Marie Meyerink, 60, of Geddes, SD passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Platte Health Center Avera, Platte, SD. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Platte. A Committal Service will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 29, 2019 with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service.

Dena Marie (Haushild) Meyerink was born on September 3, 1958 to Delbert and Evelyn (Krist) Haushild in Platte, SD. She graduated from Platte High School in 1976 and was united in marriage to Dennis Meyerink on February 12, 1977 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte.

Dena took pride in being a homemaker, farm wife and mother. Dena loved her farm life alongside her husband Dennis. From moving cows to branding calves, Dena was a loyal and hard working farmer's wife and knew how to make any chore a good time. Along with raising her children, she was also employed at Platte Care Center Avera and worked there for almost 20 years. Dena was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115 Auxiliary in Platte.

Dena loved being outside, getting dirt under her nails, growing vegetables and flowers in her garden, and keeping an immaculate lawn. She expressed her artistic talents through crafts and had an eye for decorating and creating a beautiful space. Dena's adventurous spirit brought her from the shores of Alaska to the beaches of Florida and many places in between. Most of all, Dena loved spending time with her family – children, grandchildren and friends. She was a truly selfless woman, always putting the needs of others before her own. Rarely did she hear (or accept) the word no. Her unwavering spirit, quick wit, and faith were with her until the end.

Grateful for having shared in Dena’s life: her husband of over 42 years, Dennis Meyerink of Platte, SD; four children: Kyle (Tricia) Meyerink of Platte, SD, Kory (Erynn) Meyerink of Platte, SD, Chelsey (Kyle) Watson of Rapid City, SD and Kelsey Meyerink (Kevin Ford) of Platte, SD; seven grandchildren: Isabel, Abigail and Amelia Meyerink, Brynn, Dani and Eve Meyerink, and Ellis Ford; a brother, Dan (Ronda) Haushild of Sioux Falls, SD; a sister, Julie DaShay of Platte, SD; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dena was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert "Jake" and Evelyn (Krist) Haushild; her brother, Tim Haushild; Tim’s granddaughter, Kali Dilsaver; and her parents-in-law, Gerard and Harriet (Veurink) Meyerink.

Memorials in Dena’s honor may be directed to: Sullivan Frandsen Fund, c/o Trisha Frandsen, 27503 380th Ave., Corsica, SD 57328; Platte Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 1046, Platte, SD 57369; or New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, PO Box 52, Platte, SD 57369.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    500 S Pennsylvania Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    7:00pm Prayer Service
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 10:30am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    500 S Pennsylvania Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    Pastor Daniel Daum
  • Interment

    Platte City Cemetery
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Reception

    Trinity Lutheran Church
    500 S Pennsylvania Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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