Phyllys Hargarten


August 27, 1939 - October 20, 2019


Phyllys Hargarten, 80, of Mitchell formerly of Pine City, MN, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, October 25, at Mitchell Assembly of God Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian, SD.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Thursday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM Prayer service. 

Phyllys Hargarten was born on August 27, 1939 in Rush City, MN to Lawrence and Alma (Keiser) Boeck. She attended Braham High School and Anoka Hennipen Technical College. She held many jobs throughout her life, including being a foster parent, railroad car order agent, caterer/cook/baker, elder care provider, real estate agent, personal care attendant, bartender, and private investigator assistant in Puerto Rico

Phyllys enjoyed embroidery, sewing, playing Yahtzee, gardening, baking, canning, writing a manuscript, spending time with her family, and serving at church activities

Memberships: St. John's Lutheran Church, Stacy, MN; Queen Mum with the Stacy Red Hatters; North Branch Community Theater

She is survived by her children, Davy (Jerry) Uecker, Mitchell, SD, LaVonne Stevenson, Milaca, MN, Jeff Larson, Pine City, MN, and Jo Anne Oberg, Mitchell, SD; 8 grandchildren, Jason Uecker, Jeremy (Ashly) Uecker, Brittany (Kyle) Kreger, David (Kiara) Stevenson, Edward Stevenson, Tony (Caroline) Oberg, Bonnie Oberg, and Crystal (Benjamin) Stech; grandson-in-law,Dan Chesbrough; 24 great-grandchildren, : Haeden Uecker, Renner Uecker, Ruby Uecker, Payton Uecker, McKenzie Uecker, Brody Uecker, Shanyla Chesbrough, Elizabeth Stevenson, Tanis Chesbrough, Dylan Chesbrough, Steven Henrickson, Andrea Stevenson, Bianca Stevenson, Christa Stevenson, Milo Stevenson, Mariska Kreger, Audrey Oberg, Kaitlyn Oberg, Adrian Oberg, Ryleigh Oberg, Elias Stech, Noah Stech, Lillian Stech, and Hadley Stech; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Chesbrough, Damian Chesbrough, Ethan Johnson; foster sons, Larry (Raquel) Snipes, Tucson, AZ, and Michael Snipes, Sierra Vista, AZ; foster daughter, Michelle (Frederick) Douglas, Leesburg, VA; siblings, Sherry (Jim) Deneau, St. Louis, MO, and Katie (John) Josephson, Dassel, MN; brother in law Tom Schroepfer, St. Paul, MN; sister in law Karilon (Jack) Moin, Chisago City, MN; and many cousins, nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jan Schroepfer and Ardyce Boeck; brother, Terry Boeck; sons in law Melvin Stevenson and Shane Oberg; granddaughter, Carla Chesbrough; grandson, Aaron Stevenson; and great-granddaughter, Kitiara Stevenson.


Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, October 25, 2019
10:30 AM
Mitchell Assembly of God Church
220 W 19th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by AnnRenee on October 25, 2019
The loss of a loved one is saddening but not the end as God promises "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Acts 24:15
Posted by Clarice Boeck Stream on October 22, 2019
We are so sorry to hear this. Philly is my first cousin, we have to many of her family to have cancer. Let us know when the memorial service is in Minnesota. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Peace be with Phyllys and her family.
Posted by Dianna Senska on October 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss...hugs
Posted by Jill and ike robinson on October 21, 2019
We love u very much and will be greatly missed!❤ may u rip.
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