Ilene (Steckel) Moody


April 7, 1920 - December 3, 2012




Ilene (Steckel) Moody was born April 7, 1920 at Mitchell to George and Bessie (Justra) Steckel. She graduated from Mitchell High School.   She married Charles Moody on February 17, 1941 at Letcher.  They made their home north east of Letcher, where they were blessed with two daughters.  They moved to Mitchell.  Later Ilene moved to Countryside Living and currently she was a resident of Firesteel Heath Care Center in Mitchell.

Ilene enjoyed crocheting, bingo and traveling.  She was a active member of St. Scholastic Catholic Church in Letcher and later joined Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by her two daughters: Joanne (Gus) Nelson and Judy (Darrell) Olson all of Letcher; six grandchildren: Rick (Linda) Nelson, Wendi (Chuck) Peer, Sue (Bob) Severson, Teresa Nelson and friend, Brent, Lori (Justin) Dean and Troy (Amy) Olson; thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Frances Lee and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, one sister, Florence Hanson, one brother, Albert Steckel and one great grandson, Ryley Peer.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, December 5, 2012
10:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sharon Nelson Narem on December 9, 2012
Sympathies on the loss of Ilene. Memories keep them with us long after.
Posted by Roger and Cheryl Schmit on December 4, 2012
To the family of Ilene
We are sorry about your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time. Roger said she was a great neighbor to have and just overall a great lady. I remember when playing softball with her granddaughters she was one of our biggest fans. Gus was our coach and sometimes we took their Winnebago to the games. Now that was traveling in style. Fun times!!
Posted by South Dakota Auctioneer Association on December 3, 2012
Our Thoughts and Prayers
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett on December 3, 2012
Lori and Families,
so Sorry to hear about your grandmother..
our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Susan and Jim Johannsen on December 3, 2012
Our sympathies to Ilene's family! I can still see her and Charlie sitting and watching the slow pitch games over the years!! And the beautiful crocheting she did!! Great memories!
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