Funeral services for Frances Eulberg, age 78, of Dupree were Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dupree. Burial followed at the Dupree Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Mrs. Eulberg passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Frances Eulberg was born on March 23, 1938, the fifth of six children of William and Florence (O'Donnell) Marple. She grew up on the family farm south of Dupree, attending Whittier Country School through eighth grade. Fran attended Dupree High School, graduating in 1956. Soon after high school, Fran began working for the ASCS office, then located in the Ziebach County Courthouse, working there from 1956 to 1961.
Fran married Rollin Eulberg on April 29, 1961 and began the life together on a farm northeast of Dupree. They worked together farming and ranching while raising eight children. Atop of that busy workload, Fran also worked several stints at the ASCS office while actively supporting projects for the city council of Dupree, Dupree School, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She seemed to always be baking bars, cookies, cakes, and pies for dinners and fund raisers. In the mid-1990s, Fran began working for the US Postal Service, first in Dupree and later becoming postmaster in Lantry, until her retirement in 2011.
Fran was dedicated to her community, her church, and her family. She loved to travel, garden, play cards or mah-jongg, and simply watch the birds that gathered in her yard, especially with her husband Rollin and their children and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Rollin Eulberg, parents, William and Florence Marple, brothers Bill and Pat, sister Faye, and daughter-in-law Kristy.
Fran is survived by daughters: Mary (Jim) Verry, Jean (David) Neigel, Susan (Mike) Dykes, Diane (Dan) Bishop; sons Dean, Robert, John (Trudi) Eulberg, Jeff; sixteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.