Patsy Pies, age 66, of Hubbard, NE, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, at Legacy Gardens Rehab in Pender, NE.
A memorial service for Patsy and Leon will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank, SD. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Ortley Cemetery in Ortley, SD, following the memorial service.
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Patsy Jane (Kraai) Pies was born on October 17, 1954, in Webster, SD, to Henry and Goldie (Miller) Kraai. She attended school in the Webster area. Patsy and her family lived in Andover, SD, moved to Motley, MN, and settled back in Andover, SD.
On November 27, 1971, Patsy was united in marriage with Leon Allan Pies. The two were blessed with three children: Cindy, Cathy, and Randy. They lived in Watertown, SD, until Leon was transferred with his job at Old Home Bakery to Rapid City, SD, in 1985. In 1993, Leon was transferred to South Sioux City, NE, and the family settled in Hubbard, NE.
Patsy was a hard worker: she made her home and raised three children along with working outside her household. In her early years, she worked as a CNA at the hospital in Watertown, SD, and also did home childcare. When the family lived in Rapid City, Patsy worked retail at Sioux Pottery and at Work Warehouse as well as home childcare.
Patsy was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Dakota City, NE. She enjoyed baking, fishing, and visiting with her friends and family. Most of all, Patsy loved spoiling her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Cindy (Curt) Weyh of Summit, SD; Cathy (Donald, Jr.) Blackbird of Walthill, NE; and Randy (Charlene Lihan) Pies of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren: Chad Pies, Austin Pies, Caleb Weyh, Madison Pies, Kayla Blackbird, Callie Weyh, Allison Blackbird; step-granddaughter, Felicia Frausto; brothers: Henry (Nori) Kraai, Ralph (Anna) Kraai, Paul (Lori) Kraai, John (Amy) Kraai, and Charlie (Joleen) Kraai; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Leon in September 2020; parents: Henry, Sr. and Goldie Kraai; stepfather, George Pies; sister, Marie Kraai; brothers: Peter Kraai and Glen “Art” Kraai; father and mother-in-law: Clifford and Marjorie Pies.
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