HURON — Patricia Coyle, 81, of Huron, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at her home in Huron.
Her funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 15, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron with burial in St. Martin’s Cemetery at Huron. Visitation with the family present will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday with a scripture service to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron or one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Patricia (Pat) was born April 24, 1937, at Wood to Carl and Gertrude (Ernst) Vondra. She attended rural elementary schools, graduated in 1954 from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell, and attended Presentation Junior College in Aberdeen. She taught in rural schools and worked as a teachers’ aid at Huron Public Schools, in optometry for the offices of Dr. David Bregel and Dr. James Nelson, and as Department Secretary for the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Pat held a special place in her heart for her many close friends from the Auxiliary.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish where she served as a church server for the past several years.
She married Patrick Coyle in Winner on June 21, 1958. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, and watching Wheel of Fortune nightly.
She is survived by her children, Kimberly Johnson of Eagle River, Alaska, Vicki (Brian) Nelson of Sioux Falls, Brenda (Don) Mann of Huron, Marty of Huron, Neil (Tammy) of Cambridge, Minn., Matthew (Becky) of Delano, Minn., and Kristi (Joel) Henness of Tucson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Wagenaar, Mandy (Tim) Redder, Megan and Joshua Coyle, Shelby Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Abby and Joseph Coyle, Konnor Henness; five great-grandchildren, Damien and Madisen Redder, Katelyn and Amelia Wagenaar, Zander Johnson; two brothers, Jack (Lois) Vondra of Bridgewater, and Ray (Jean) Vondra of Rapid City; sister, Betty English of Winner; sisters-in-law, Margaret Joyce of Brookfield, Wisc., Jane (Ed) McGuire of Sioux Falls, and Sharon Coyle of Belle Fourche; brothers-in-law, Tom (Carol) of Mesquite, Texas, and Ron (LouAnn) Nordell of Omaha, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick in 2014; her parents; brothers, Charles and Lawrence; sister, Mary Sporrer; brothers-in-law, Don Sporrer, Leo English, Jim Coyle, Maurice Coyle, Dennis Coyle and Jerry Joyce; sisters-in-law, Ann Nordell, Cay Coyle, Dottie Coyle, and Dorothy Coyle.