Margaret (Bosteder) Vondracek, age 97, of Scotland, South Dakota, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Scotland.
Funeral services are 11:00 AM, on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Yankton with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Deb Ripperger, Alan Ripperger, Alan Bosteder, Travis Morey, Elissa Barrick and Chase Barrick.
Margaret Clementine Robinson was born February 11, 1919 in Mission Hill, South Dakota to Virgil and Nellie (Flick) Robinson. She graduated from Yankton High School and then on June 1, 1937, she married Arthur "Tiny Bosteder. To this union, one son was born, Vernon "Butch" Bosteder. They lived their entire married life of 61 years in the same house on Whiting Drive. Margaret worked as a secretary for Stuelpnagel's and Montgomery Ward. Her favorite job was working at the Medicine Shop for 11 years, retiring at the age of 80. Margaret loved people so to her, it was never about the work but the people she worked with and met. Margaret was a self-taught piano player and also played the organ, guitar and fiddle. She and Tiny played with the South Dakota Old Time Fiddlers. Margaret also loved riding the motorcycle with Tiny and they enjoyed many trips together. After Tiny passed away in 1998, a former high school friend contacted her and they became reacquainted. After 11 months of courtship, Margaret married Joseph Vondracek on November 11, 2000 in Big Rapids, Michigan. Joe was in charge of the Salvation Army Church and Margaret played the piano for church services. After Joe passed away, Margaret lived with her granddaughter in Rolfe, Iowa for a year and then moved to the Good Samaritan Society in Scotland, where she spent the last five years.
Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughter, Deb (Alan) Ripperger of Rolfe, IA; grandson, Alan (Diane) Bosteder of Wenatchee, WA; four great grandchildren: Katherine (Travis) Morey, Elissa (Chase) Barrick, Matthew Ripperger, and Christina Eberle; two great-great grandchildren, Lillian and Madilyn; and step-daughter, Judy (David) Payton of Big Rapids, MI.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Arthur "Tiny" Bosteder and Joseph Vondracek; son, Vernon "Butch" Bosteder; two sisters, Grace Brewer and Dorothy Crawford; brother, Donald Robinson; step-son, Joseph Vondracek Jr.; and grandson-in-law, Tom Church.
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RIP Margaret....say hello to Tiny
I am so sorry to hear of your passing Aunt Margaret, I will miss our phone calls. You have always been so special to my dad and me. I can only imagine the joy you find in our savior's arms.
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