January 31, 1927 - October 10, 2020
Service Date: October 16, 2020
Church Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home
A visitation for Maris is scheduled for Friday October 16th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Behrens Wilson Funeral Home. There will be a private family interment on Saturday. – Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the safety of everyone she loved, masks and social distancing will be encouraged.
The family requests that cards be sent to 1129 N. Valley Drive, Rapid City, S. Dak. 57703.
On Saturday October 10th, 2020, Maris passed away peacefully at her daughters home in Rapid City, South Dakota after a long beautiful life with her family by her side. She was 93 years old.
Maris was born on January 31, 1927 and was welcomed home to Draper South Dakota. She attended school at Lincoln Crest Rural School, graduated from Murdo High School in 1945 and went on to attend Southern Normal School in Springfield so she could become a teacher.
Maris was born on January 31, 1927 in Draper South Dakota. She graduated from Murdo High School in 1945.
Maris is survived by her 4 children, Janice, Larry (Sandy), Hal (Margaret) and Jo; and a sister Grace of Omaha, NE. Also many cousins, nieces and nephews, family members and great friends, too many to mention them all. Grandma Maris was blessed with 9 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 26 great great-grandchildren which were the apples of her eye. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, son-in-law Don, her parents; Ethel and Kenneth Spear, 2 sisters; Eva and Cora, sister-in-law Leone; brother-in-law Kenny, and 3 grandsons; Jamie, Ross and Rob.