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“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Feyereisen - Webb

“So sorry for your loss, you have been in my thoughts this last week. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Krier - Herrick, SD

“i used to see her at the bowling alley.. always had a smile on her face..only spoke to her a few times.. but her gentle nature always made me smile.....Read More ยป
3 of 6 | Posted by: kathy kerner - gregory, SD

“I'll miss you Grandma, you showed me how to be strong and I can't wait to see you again ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Shelby Harding - FL - Grandchild

“Always enjoyed visiting with Marie. She was a quiet and gentle lady. She will be missed. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Penny Sperl - Friend

“Dear David, your classmates extend our sympathy to you. May your memories be a comfort. Class of 1973 ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Class of 1973 GHS - Gregory, SD


Marie Jane (York) Dostal was born December 6, 1934 at home near Lucas, SD to Mexico (Max) York and Leona Deering York.

Marie graduated from Gregory High School and had to choose between nursing school and marriage. Marriage won out and she married Deward Dostal in 1953.

They lived in Topeka, KS where son David was born. Then they moved to Northome, MN to cut timber and raise chickens and cattle. They and Dewey's parents purchased 800 acres which they still possess. Daughter Helen was born in Bemidji. Seeking warmer weather they then moved to Valentine, NE before moving back to the Gregory area. They purchased a ranch north of Burke in order to milk cows which later became a beef cattle operation. Edward, Daniel, Richard, and Alec were born during this time period. Deward and Marie ran the family ranches by Burke and near Carlock for many years raising feeder cattle.

Marie loved to garden, go to auctions, and play Bingo at the nearby casinos.

Marie passed away on May 23, 2017 from complications following a stroke at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 82.

Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Maxine, brother Donald, husband Deward, grandson Steven, and twin great grandsons Trent and Ray Harding.

Surviving are children David (Barb) of Temple, TX, Helen Harding, Burke, SD, Ed (Annie), Carlock, SD, Daniel (Naomi), Gregory, SD, Richard, Hot Springs, SD, and Alec, Gregory, SD; former daughter-in-law Sally; grandchildren Joseph, Jonathan, Trent (Amber), Ashley (Euel), Jennifer (Doug), Shelby (Zach), Parker, Addie, Heather, Sara, Matt, AJ (Lily), Zach (Amber), Hannah, Doug, Paul, and Krystal; great grandchildren Blake, Trendon, Taylor, Eden, Burgandy, Haleigh, Euel, Ramie, Hayden, Hazel, Will, Marie, and Izabella; brothers Gary (Jane) York and Dale (Ilean) York, sisters Ellen (Tim) Corcoran and Norma Willuweit Dobesh.

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Funeral services for Marie Dostal, 82, were held Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory with Pastor Mark Tuttle officiating. A visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Music was provided by Pastor Mark Tuttle.

Evelyn Rezac was in charge of registration.

Casket Bearers were AJ Dostal, Zach Dostal, Parker Harding, Bobbie Soesbe, Doug Hotovy, and Andrew Yellow Bird.

Interment was in the Lucas Cemetery, Lucas, SD.