Agatha Florence Ebersdorfer


January 3, 1932 - October 14, 2015


Agatha Florence Ebersdorfer was born on January 3, 1932 to Michael and Louise (Kersch) Schmit at the family farm south of Artesian.  Aggie attended country schools and graduated from Artesian High School in 1951.  She loved sports and was proud to be a member of the Artesian six member girls’ basketball team.  On May 28, 1952 she married Don Ebersdorfer at St. Charles Catholic Church in Artesian.  Agatha and Don lived in Rapid City prior to moving to the farm south of Artesian where they farmed for 60 years.  She enjoyed attending rodeos, nature and the daily routine of farm life working with the family livestock operation.  She was known for her delicious cinnamon rolls and her fried chicken.  She always enjoyed spending time with family at holidays, pheasant hunting gatherings and attending her grandchildren’s school activities were a priority. She worked for many years at the Elks Club and later with the school lunch program at the Artesian and Sanborn Central schools.  She was a lifelong member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Don of 63 years; one son, Jeff (Molly) Ebersdorfer, Fedora; two daughters; Connie (Rod) Vermeulen, Mitchell, Jodie (Keith) Theisen, Clear Lake; son-in-law, Doug Wudel, Lennox; six grandchildren, John and Stephen Wudel, Lennox, Madalyn and Abigail Vermeulen, Mitchell, Kaycee and Morgan Theisen, Clear Lake; one brother, George LaVonne) Schmit, Mitchell; sister-in-law, Janice Ebersdorfer, Mitchell and brother-in-law, Clarence Stratman, Mitchell, nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Mary, daughter, Bonnie, sister, Martha Stratman, sister and brother-in-law, Angeline and Damon Eining, brother, Raymond (Eva) Schmit, infant brother, Michael and brother-in-law, Francis Ebersdorfer.


Sunday, October 18, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saint Charles Catholic Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Artesian, South Dakota


Monday, October 19, 2015
10:00 AM
Saint Charles Catholic Church
Artesian, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by Sandra Smith on October 18, 2015
So sorry for your loss, I worked with Aggie at the Elks Lodge at the north side of town,W e had some fun times, will never forget her.,Remember the memories, they are precious.
Posted by Newell Ordal Madison SD on October 18, 2015
Janice-Remembering you in our thoughts and prayerx
Posted by Lori Tonak on October 16, 2015
Jodie, Connie, Jeff, and Don,
I am so sorry to hear of Aggie's passing. She was such a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of her. May God hold you in His arms in the days ahead.
Posted by Ed Long on October 16, 2015
I will miss Aggie very much. So many fond memories. Who's going to watch Don????
Posted by Jodie jones on October 16, 2015
Hope you all know your in our thoughts and prayers ! We are sorry to hear about your mom !
Posted by Pam Lynde on October 16, 2015
Jodi & Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers Jodi. Take care and God's blessings to all.
Deuel County Courthouse Employees
Posted by Tammy & Ken Anderson on October 16, 2015
Jodi & family, We were very sorry to hear of your moms passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
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