Grace Deuter Throop
Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy & Family Research Center
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Grace Throop, 99, of Miller, South Dakota, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Hand County Memorial Hospital after a long and wonderful life.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church in Miller with the Rev. Jim Schatz officiating.
Burial was in the G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Casketbearers were Jack Davis, Richard
Deuter, Dennis Ruzicka, Willard Schwartz, Jasper Shaw and Casey Deuter. Reck
Funeral Home, Miller, was in charge of arrangements.
Grace Deuter was born May 30, 1905 to Frank and Agusta (Beicke) Deuter in Alden
Township, Hand County, South Dakota, the youngest of 13 children. She grew up on a
farm in Alden Township and attended Alden Township rural schools.
She married Harry C. Throop of Valparaiso, Neb., on February 20, 1929. They spent 26
wonderful years together on the Throop farm. They retired in St. Lawrence in 1970. Harry
passed away after a long illness on February 27, 1988. Grace continued to live in St.
Lawrence until March 2002 when she moved into Prairie Good Samaritan Assisted
Living in Miller.
She enjoyed gardening, fishing and crocheting, but her special love was making quilts
and most of her family has one or more.
Survivors include a son, Dwight (Delores) Throop of Valley Center, Calif.; a daughter,
Wanda (Max) Harrell of Miller; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; a son and daughter-in-law, Merlyn
and Barbara Throop; her parents; three brothers, Howard, Franklin and Charles Deuter;
nine sisters, Tillie Deuter, Lucy Ping, Matilda Negis, Bertha Wallace, Alice Peterson,
Frances Schlechter, Charlotte Shaw, Faye Ruzicka, Fern Pearson-Ware; and a
grandson, Kent Throop.