Cecelia Marie Koens

                    August 19, 1942  -  November 29, 2010


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Cecelia Koens, 68 of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010, at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Cecelia Marie St. Pierre was born on August 19, 1942, in Belcourt, ND, and graduated from Flandreau High School. Cecelia moved to Sioux Falls where she worked at Sioux Valley Hospital before meeting John Koens.

Cecelia was united in marriage with John Koens on November 7, 1962 in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple remained in Sioux Falls and began to raise a family. Cecelia remained at home with the children and provided at home day care. When the children were old enough, Cecelia worked at the Good Samaritan Village for more than 10 years before deciding to retire. Once she decided to retire, she spent her time with her grandchildren at home and with friends, participating in activities and volunteering at the Center for Active Generations.

Cecelia especially enjoyed going to her grandchildren's extra-curricular activities, spending time at the Center and taking an occasional trip to Flandreau with her friends. Cecelia was a very giving and kind person and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband John, Sioux Falls, SD; son Tom Koens, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter LisaBassing and her husband Mike, Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Tony, Tyler and Travis Koens, and Sydney and Brenden Bassing; great-grandchildren Elijah and Evelyn Koens; and many friends.

The family will be present to greet friends beginning at 9:30 am with a memorial service beginning at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Parish. Casual attire is requested.




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Born: August 19, 1942

Death: November 29, 2010


This memorial provided by:
Miller Funeral Home
Sioux Falls, SD