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Veronica Scholten

Sioux Falls, SD: Veronica Scholten, 93, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Larchwood, Iowa, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Larchwood with Father Joseph Scholten and Father Francis Makwinja celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow at Larchwood Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Friday, March 9 at the church from 6:30-7:30 PM. A prayer service will follow the visitation at 7:30 PM.

Veronica Agnes Snyders, daughter of Joseph and Lorena (Ripperda) Snyders, was born on June 27, 1924 at Larchwood, Iowa. She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Larchwood in 1942. On October 17, 1944 Veronica was united in marriage with Joseph Scholten at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Larchwood. They made their home on an acreage southwest of Larchwood where they raised their 14 children grounded in the Catholic faith. In 1987, she moved to Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Joe died on September 27, 1997. Veronica moved to Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in January 2013.

Veronica was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a special devotion to Mary, praying at least one rosary daily. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society in Larchwood and the Legion of Mary Altar Society in Dell Rapids. Veronica mastered embroidering, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards, Minnesota Twins baseball, fishing outings with Donald and Helen, and later in life she enjoyed the trips with her siblings. She treasured all the times and traditions shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by 12 children, Ken Scholten of Salem, South Dakota, Judy (Norman) Hansen of Saint Joseph, Minnesota, Sharon (David) Weiland of Dell Rapids, Nancy (Jim) Weiland of Dell Rapids, Peggy Scholten of Sioux City, Iowa, Susan (Tim) Lund of Larchwood, Tom (Theresa) Scholten of Sioux Falls, Monica (Dan) Collenbaugh of Rock Valley, Iowa, Adam Scholten of Sioux Falls, Robert (Cheri) Scholten of Miller, South Dakota, Joleen (Duane) Bos of Harrisburg, South Dakota, and Steve (Joyce) Scholten of Dell Rapids; son-in-law, Patrick Geraets of Dell Rapids; 64 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; brother, James (Lorraine) Snyders of Sioux Falls; sister, Dorothy Kelly of Mesa, Arizona; and 3 sisters-in-law, Pat Snyders, Shirley Scholten, and Regina (Mick) Willet.

Veronica was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lorena; husband, Joe; 2 daughters, Joanne Geraets and Mary Ellen Scholten; 8 grandchildren, Andrew Weiland, Angela Hofer, Michael Scholten, Samuel, John, Michael, Catherine and Kim Scholten; great-grandchild, Alex Geraets; 4 brothers, John, Bernard, Robert, and Raymond Snyders; sister, Theresa Bruggeman; and an infant sister, Marcella Snyders.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ,Friday, March 9, 2018
Church of St. Mary
1030 Blaine Avenue Larchwood, IA, IA 51241

Prayer Service

7:30 PM ,Friday, March 9, 2018
Church of St. Mary
1030 Blaine Avenue Larchwood, IA, Lyon 51241

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM ,Saturday, March 10, 2018
Church of St. Mary
1030 Blaine Avenue Larchwood, IA, Lyon 51241

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Jo...I am praying with you in my home this morning at your mother's celebration of life in Larchwood. What a beautiful life-giving woman to be an example for all of us who seek God in our daily lives.

DorisHeine Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Scholten Family,
Prayers and Thoughts of Condolences to You
Love, Anne (Geraets) Rath & Kiley

Anne Rath Mar 9 2018 12:00 AM

To the Family of Veronica Scholten: Just want to express our sympathy to this loving family as I grew up in Larchwood with all of them. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers! Dan & Mary Lynn Lamfers

Dan and Mary Lamfers Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom.
Prayers and thoughts

Audrey Rohde Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the family of Veronica. May your Mother rest in peace Ken.

Darrel Gstohl Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Veronica,
You have my sincere condolence at this time of Veronica's death. She showed us God's love . We are fortunate to have been on our journey with her and we look forward to seeing her again.
With love, prayer, and empathy,
Sr. Mary Lou Geraets

Sr. Mary Lou Geraets Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

Monica and family:
Our sympathy to you and your family. I also lost my mother a couple of months ago. Treasure the memories! love, Ann


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