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Adah Irene Anderson Theel
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1894
Moody County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1992
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA

Adah Irene (Anderson) Theel was born August 18, 1894, in Moody County, South Dakota, to Yanz Peter and Mary Ellen (Arrigan) Anderson. She died Wednesday evening, November 11, 1992, at the United Retirement Center in Brookings, South Dakota, at the age of 98 years.

Adah grew up and attended rural school in Moody County. She attended high school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Following graduation from high school she returned to the family farm in Moody County.

On December 31, 1914, she married William H. Theel at Elkton, South Dakota. The Theel's farmed in the Elkton area until the mid-1930s when they moved to the city of Elkton. In 1975 they moved to Brookings. Since 1978 Adah has been a resident of United Retirement Center. Mr. Theel preceded her in death on January 10, 1983.

Adah was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Elkton. She played at the piano and organ and enjoyed crocheting and ceramics.

Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine Gengler and her husband Milton of Brookings, Mary McCuen and her husband Russell of Worthington, Minnesota, and Lois McClemans and her husband Jack of Brookings; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, one grandson, seven sisters, and three brothers. 
Family links: 
  Mary Ellen Arrigan Anderson (1868 - 1911)
  William Herman Theel (1895 - 1983)*
  Laura Mae Anderson Dexter (1888 - 1959)*
  Olive Maude Anderson Whealy (1890 - 1966)*
  Hazel Belle Anderson Kneebone (1892 - 1976)*
  Adah Irene Anderson Theel (1894 - 1992)
  Nellie F Anderson Bendt (1896 - 1942)*
  Stacia Inez Anderson Kroeger (1897 - 1965)*
  Ethel Althea Anderson Patten (1899 - 1986)*
  Lee Roosevelt Anderson (1901 - 1979)*
  Lottie R. Anderson Fargen (1903 - 1982)*
  Jesse Melvin Anderson (1905 - 1980)*
  Yanz Peter Anderson (1906 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Elkton City Cemetery
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101397400
Adah Irene <i>Anderson</i> Theel
Added by: M Gilbertson
Adah Irene <i>Anderson</i> Theel
Added by: Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
Adah Irene <i>Anderson</i> Theel
Added by: dells
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Sending beautiful flowers for you, rest in peace. Love always.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013
Rest in peace. Love to you.
- Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013

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