Note: Magdalen Steichen, 90, Emery, SD died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospice, Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Martin Catholic Church, Emery. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born on August 22, 1914 at Emery, SD to Nicholas and Winifred (Krier) Heiter. She attended St. Martin�s Parochial School and graduated valedictorian in 1927. She worked for veterinarian Dr. Harberts, doing bookkeeping. She married Roy Cornell on February 20, 1939. They farmed near Emery until Roy�s death in 1956. In 1958, she married Leo Steichen and, together, they farmed until 1977, when they moved to Rapid City, SD. In 1989, they returned to Emery to retire. Shortly after Leo�s death, she moved to the Sioux Falls, SD and Hartford, SD area. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart League and St. Michael�s Catholic Church, Sioux Falls. She is survived by her daughter, Delores Huntimer, Freeman, SD; 6 grandchildren, Barb (Floyd) Wagner, Hartford, SD; Lori Huntimer, Freeman, SD; LeRoy (Melinda) Huntimer, Sioux Falls, SD; Patty (Terry) Miller, Emery, SD; Betty (Randy) Goehring, Freeman, SD; and Chuck (Angie) Huntimer, Watertown, SD; 21 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marcus (Laverne) Heiter, Farmer, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; 3 sisters, Dora and Betty Heiter and Mary Margaret Ernester; a brother, Raymond Heiter; and 3 grandchildren, Julie Lowe and Steven and Sara Huntimer.
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