Nov. 18, 1961 — Sept. 29, 2017
DeAnna Merryfield, 55, of Viborg, S.D., died Friday, September 29, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, after being a strong fighter of ovarian cancer.
DeAnna Louise Merryfield was born on November 18, 1961, in Waukesha, to Robert and Joyce (Wollenhaup) Pagel. She grew up at Waukesha, where she was a member of the Class of 1980 at Waukesha South High School. In 1989, she was united in marriage to Randy Merryfield. In 2006, they moved to South Dakota. She was employed as a certified nursing assistant in Wisconsin and at Pioneer Memorial in Viborg. Through her work as a CNA she enjoyed caring for countless others. She was active in Spring Valley Lutheran Church, enjoyed living in the country so that she could garden, raise chickens and ducks, and spending time at home. During the holidays she enjoyed cooking for others, along with keeping busy with her hands by sewing and cross stitching.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Randy; her children, Jason Warichak of East Troy and Michael (Telia) Merryfield; and her grandchildren, Holly and Joshua of Lennox, S.D., and Jill (Shane) Ramlow of New Berlin; her father, Robert Pagel of Waukesha; and a sister, Tammy (Steve Schmidt) Pagel of Horicon.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Robert; and a special grandmother, Louise Holzapfel.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, October 4, at Spring Valley Lutheran Church, rural Viborg. Visitation with family was held Tuesday at the Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Viborg.
Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel in Viborg, www.hofmeisterjones.com, is serving the family.