Agnes Piskule

Agnes Piskule


March 29, 1930 - August 4, 2023


Agnes Piskule, 93, of Kimball, SD, passed away Friday, August 4, 2023, at her home surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 11, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Kimball. Burial will be at St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery in Kimball. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM followed with a Rosary. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Agnes “Aggie” Catherine Piskule was born March 29th, 1930, to Columbus and Josephine (Hoelker) Sullivan north of Kimball, SD. Aggie attended Kimball High School and went on to receive her teaching certificate. She taught for one year at a country school near her home.

Aggie met her soul mate, Kenneth Piskule, and they were united in marriage on August 1st, 1949. They were blessed with four lovely angelic daughters, Debbie, Sharon, Lori, and Jo. (Remember heavy on the angelic.) Aggie and Kenneth worked as a team for almost 65 years, until Kenneth passed away in 2014.

There was nothing Aggie could not do, from keeping her home intact, all aspects of farming and ranching, to baking the best goodies to eat. She loved to work, and when they had their work done, Aggie and Kenneth loved to attend dances with family and neighbors. When they danced, they were like butterflies floating across the dance floor. It was so easy for them because of their love for each other, exemplified by their union with God and one another. So many stories of good times and laughter filled all our lives as a family. Once a year, when they sold calves, it was a gathering of many for a meal, beverages, laughs, memories, and sometimes a game of pitch or liar’s poker. Never will we forget those occasions. Family and friends gathered at our parent’s house for so many good times. Mom was always selfless, never said a harsh word, and had respect and love for all people and animals. Her heart was full of sweetness that she shared not only with her children, but many neighbors and friends that also became family. Aggie welcomed everyone. After Kenneth passed away, Aggie and Deb kept the farm going. Mom loved going out on her 4-wheeler and the Gator to check her cows. When she finally slowed down, playing cards soon became a highlight for her. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy day to come play cards. Especially Dennis, Skyler, and David. (“Her Boys” as she called them). Mom seemed to get luckier as she got older, even when seeing the cards became more difficult. For some reason, one neighbor (Dennis) gave her the nickname of “Sleeves” since she always seemed to have the deuce or the joker appear out of nowhere and would either make her bid or set her opponent. Until the last few days of her life, Mom still had spunk. She did not want to give up. She held onto our hands with a grip that would not loosen even when she was asleep. Aggie was one of a kind and loved by many. She is and always will be our “Angel.” If there was one wish we could have, it would be that every child could have parents like we did. You will be missed and never forgotten. Love you MOM.

Grateful for having shared in Aggie’s life are her four daughters: Debbie (Randy) Smith of Kimball SD, grandson Justin (Ali) Bergmann; Sharon (Jeff) Weber of Bridgewater SD, grandchildren, Nicole (Dave) Even, Kenny (Lacey) Weber, and Megan (Taylor) Schumacher; Lori (Leland) Goehring of Humboldt SD, grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Goehring; JoEllen (John) Stadler of Kimball SD, and granddaughter Libby (Alex) King; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Aggie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Piskule, parents, Columbus and Josephine Sullivan, Joseph and Libbie Piskule, seven siblings, brother and sister-in-law, and one great-grandchild, Ashtyn Bergmann.


Thursday, August 10, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service & Rosary

St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


Friday, August 11, 2023
10:00 AM
St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD

Posted by Eugene McCord on August 11, 2023
Such a dear lady and family. The description of Aggie and Kenny floating like butterflies across the floor is absolutely accurate. I had the pleasure of watching them dance many, many times from the stage and thoroughly enjoyed their friendship and conversations. Such great people and great memories. May you rest in peace and rejoin your loving husband, friends and family in your heavenly home. Thinking of all of you. Eugene McCord, Las Vegas, NV
Posted by Ron and Lisa Bergmann on August 10, 2023
Our condolences to the Piskule family. It was an honor to have known Aggie. The memories of Her and Kenny are going to live on in our hearts. So many memories and stories. Our prayers are with you all.
Posted by Diane Barr on August 8, 2023
To the family of Agnes - There must be a grand and joyous celebration up in Heaven now that the last of the older generation of our country neighborhood has been reunited. I can see card playing, dancing and reminiscing going on! So many memories to hold dear to the heart. May our Heavenly Father grant all of you peace during this most difficult time. My love to all of you, Diane
Posted by Tom walsh on August 8, 2023
Longtime Friend, she never dad a bad word 4 anyone!
Posted by Grace Fortin Owen on August 8, 2023
Dear family, Debbie is probably the only one of you girls that remembers me. But the memories I have of coming to your farm as a young girl will always be with me. Your mom and dad were the sweetest Aunt and uncle I ever had. They always had a smile and a hug to share, no matter how much work they had to do. I loved them so very much! Thank you Uncle Kenny and Aunt Aggie❤️
Posted by Janelle Smith on August 8, 2023
Lori and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know you have so many memories. Those are what will keep her close to you. Talk about them always. She will always be watching over you and guiding you when you least expect it. Thinking of all of you ❤️ Janelle
Posted by Donna Picek on August 5, 2023
Dear Family,
I have thought so very often about your mother....
What a strong woman she was.
I know she missed your Dad, dearly.
I loved to wait on the two to of them when
they came into the family businesses....
Such dear people.
God richly bless their memories.
Bill and Donna Picek
Rural Corsica, S.D.
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