Elfrieda Noteboom, age 98, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Philip Nursing Home.
Elfrieda Stahl was born March 31, 1922, to Paul and Margaret (Timm) Stahl at the family home northwest of Midland, South Dakota. Elfrieda and her family lived eight miles northwest of Midland before moving to a ranch in the Powell area. She attended first grade in Midland before attending school at the Eureka School northwest of Midland. After her schooling, Elfrieda lived with her parents on the ranch where she helped her parents as well as worked for a lady and her children in Midland and took care of a lady who was sick in the Ottumwa area.
In 1940, Elfrieda went on a blind date with John “Johnny” Noteboom. They were united in marriage on March 5, 1942, in Philip. After their marriage, their first home was a sheep wagon. They herded sheep on the White River for about one year before moving back to help Elfrieda’s parents on their ranch until purchasing a ranch of their own in 1947.
While on the ranch Johnny and Elfrieda worked side by side haying in the summer, taking care of their children, raising sheep, and riding horseback to help the neighbors gather cattle.
In the winter they would use the big hill west of their house, a car hood, and the dam on their place to host skating and sledding parties for all the neighboring families. The wonderful neighbors in that area at the time would play cards, get together for meals, and help each other out, making their time shared in the country unforgettable.
In 1987, John and Elfrieda moved into Philip and in March 2003, they moved into the Senechal Apartments. Johnny preceded her in death on June 7, 2005, and Elfrieda continued to reside at the Senechal until moving to the Silverleaf in March of 2016. In April 2017 she moved to a nursing home in Belle Fourche until July of 2017 when she moved to the Philip Nursing Home, where she resided until her death.
Survivors include daughter Judy Heeb of Custer; two sons, Jerry (Kathy) Noteboom of Yuma, Arizona and Mike (Tina) Noteboom of Philip; daughter-in-law Bonnie Noteboom of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband Johnny, Elfrieda was preceded in death by her son, Paul Noteboom; a grandson Cody Noteboom; sisters, Louise Fitzgerald, Evelyn Speck and Edna Speck; three brothers-in-law, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Eddie Speck and Ray Speck; and son-in-law, Ken Heeb.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip
Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
The funeral service will be livestreamed from this webpage.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to benefit the nursing staff of Philip Health Services.
Cards and memorials may be sent to 21712 230th Street Philip, SD 57567.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.