Wilma Herold, 80, of Brookings, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Avera-Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.
Wilma Irene (Wilaby) Herold was born June 14, 1932, at White to William and Helena (Kracke) Wilaby. She attended school at White, Bushnell, Elkton and Brookings. On June 27, 1949, she married Melvin E. Herold at Elkton. After raising their family, Wilma was employed at 3M for several years. She worked as a daycare provider at home for 51 years.
Wilma was a member of First Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, baking, playing cards, collecting bells, and especially spending time with her family and friends. She was named runner-up as Brookings Mother of the Year.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin, of Brookings; seven children: William Herold of Brookings, Daniel (Debra) Herold of Sioux Falls, Douglas (Jane) Herold of Brookings, Cynthia (Marty) Christensen of Mitchell, Debra (Mike) Davis of Brookings, Jodie (Barry) Nielsen of Sioux Falls, and Lori (Allen) Jager of Brookings; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Nagel of Brookings; and a brother-in-law, Bill Kuechenmeister of Brookings.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Przybycien, Dorothy Culhane and Mavis Kuechenmeister and a twin brother, William.