Phyllis Silberstein, age 81, of Milbank, SD, died on November 10, 2021, at Milbank Area Hospital – Avera Health.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mundwiler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at Milbank City Cemetery with immediate family only.
Phyllis was born on February 20, 1940, in Revillo, SD. She was the daughter of Arthur and Viola (Peterson) Behlings. She grew up on the family farm outside of Revillo and graduated from Revillo High School. She was united in marriage with Jimmy Christian in 1958. To this union, six children were born. She was later united in marriage with Delton Silberstein in June of 1980.
Phyllis enjoyed raising her children. As the children grew up, she enjoyed traveling with Delton and fishing off the dock. She spent most of her adult life caregiving for family. She was a very competitive card player and loved hosting card parties. Farkle was another favorite game and she loved to dance. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed a good family reunion. It was important to her to stay connected to friends and family. She treasured her time going to visit the people she loved, sharing a good conversation over a cup of coffee.
She had a wonderful, vibrant, sassy personality. She was fun to be around and time with her was filled with laughter and joy. She was witty and always had a comeback. Phyllis was a very compassionate woman who had a heart of gold. She remained as independent as she could through her final days. She was always ready for an adventure. Above all, she loved her Lord and was faithful in her Bible study.
Phyllis is survived by her three children: Marty (Agnes) Christian of Milbank, SD; Teresa (Terry) Bonnet of Newell, SD; and Julie (Ricky) Bolin of Milbank, SD; six grandchildren: Nick DeJong, Conner Christian, Tana Lindskov, Tyrel Bonnet, Cole Bolin, and Callie Wiese; four plus great-grandchildren; siblings: Lyle (Janet) Behlings of Milbank, SD; Roger Behlings of Custer, SD; Donna Poel of Milbank, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Jimmy Christian and Delton Silberstein; three children: Shelley, Paul, and Sarah; siblings: William Behlings, Rosie Heuer, Norma Aden, Sharon Ferber, and Willis Behlings (twin brother).