Creta D. Stickney, age 89, of Watertown, SD, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Paul Janke officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Creta's former co-workers at the Watertown Police Department, PEO Chapter AV Sisters and Creta's caregivers at Jenkins Living Center.
Active Pallbearers will be Travis Schleusner, Jason Pickrel, Austin McNamara, Zach Molbreak, Tara Pickrel, Eryn McNamara and Carrie Schleusner.
Creta Dawn Stickney was welcomed into the world to Samuel and Viola (Anderson) Boschma on November 8, 1928 in Hot Springs, SD. She began her life in Ardmore, SD and graduated from Provo High School. She then attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she met her future husband, Harold Dean Stickney. Six children were born to this union.
Creta worked tirelessly to raise her children. She was later employed in the records department at the Watertown Police Department from which she retired after 25 years of service.
Creta's grateful, kind and generous spirit was loved by all who knew her. She was a devoted member of her church and PEO Chapter AV. She loved books and was an avid reader. She had also authored a few books of her own.
Creta is survived by five of her children, Elayne (Jim) Molbreak, Randy (Roxine) Stickney, Leigh Ann (Eugene) Schleusner, Carl (Ann) Stickney and Jeff (Liz) Stickney; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, Gary Ploof. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Doris Mader, and her daughter Renee Ploof. Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com.