Karla Parsons

82

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019

Viborg

Karla Kay Benson was born on Sept. 16, 1937, in Hurley, daughter of Ralph and Ardell (Stoddard) Benson. After graduating from Hurley High School, she completed her nurses’ training at Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in Yankton and worked for several years as an RN in Minnesota and at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls.

In July 1964, she was united in marriage to Jon Parsons. The couple farmed near Hurley, eventually moving into town and raising their daughters there. Karla was a true “people person:” she never met a stranger and had a huge heart for people young and old. For many years, she was the area’s “Avon Lady” and enjoyed visiting with the customers on her route. When her girls were in high school, she resumed her nursing career, working initially at Hilltop Nursing Home in Parker and then for many years at Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. After retiring, Karla began volunteering at the school library in Hurley, sharing her love of reading with younger generations and enjoying being part of the school community.

Karla and Jon moved to Viborg in 2012 and transitioned to assisted living in Viborg earlier this year. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan and brother, Lorry. Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Jon; her daughter Jayne Bultena and husband, Lance, Arlington, Va.; grandchildren Luke and Marin Bultena; brother and sister-in-law Jay and Melanie Parsons, Viborg; special niece, Jolyn Munson and husband, Paul and children, Aubrey and Lillian, Sioux Falls; as well as a host of other relatives and a host of friends.

 A funeral service will be held at Harmony Presbyterian Church in Hurley with burial in the Hurley Cemetery at a later date. 

Arrangements provided by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.

Comments are closed.

  • Evelyn Larson

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Evelyn Larson 98 Tuesday, May 19 Parker Evelyn was born on Aug. 7, 1921, to John and Florence (Crowell) Rogers […]


    Harlan L. Olson

    May 27th, 2020
    by

    Harlan L. Olson 91 Thursday, May 21 Chancellor Harlan Lee Olson was born on Sept. 15, 1928, near Parker to […]


    Wally Larsen

    May 20th, 2020
    by

    Wally Larsen 81 Saturday, May Irene Wallace was born on Dec. 15, 1938, to Lewis and Evelyn Larsen. On June […]


    Harlan L. Klinghagen

    May 5th, 2020
    by

    Harlan L. Klinghagen 77 Sunday, April 26 Parker Harlan Leo Klinghagen was born on June 9, 1942, on a farm […]


    Marian Bingner

    May 5th, 2020
    by

    Marian Bingner 90 Sunday, April 19 Lennox formerly of Chancellor Marian Jane Timmerman was born on Feb. 25, 1930, on […]


  • Dennis Otten

    April 28th, 2020
    by

    Dennis Otten 81 Sunday, April 19 Sioux Falls Dennis was born Dec. 28, 1938, at home on a farm northwest […]


    Delores M. Nielsen

    April 28th, 2020
    by

    Delores M. Nielsen 95 Saturday, April 25 Viborg Delores Marie Nielsen was born on Feb. 6, 1925 in Yankton County […]


    Janice L. Dangel

    April 21st, 2020
    by

    Janice L. Dangel 74 Monday, April 13 Sioux Falls Janice L. Petersen was born on June 10, 1945, at Viborg […]


    Madeline “Topsy” Konda

    April 15th, 2020
    by

    Madeline “Topsy” Konda 98 Saturday, April 11 Marion Madeline “Topsy” was born on Aug. 12, 1921 south of Humboldt, to […]


    Ronald J. Leber

    April 7th, 2020
    by

    Ronald J. Leber 86 Sunday, March 29 Parker Ronald Jerome Leber was born on Feb. 20, 1934, at Parker to […]


  • What’s Happening

    Making a splash

    Sarah Ebeling | Managing Editor sebeling@ncppub.com Parker pool set to open mid June Splashing summer fun will start in Parker […]

    Honoring loved ones

    Veterans David Kuck and Tom Sparrow worked together to hoist a flag at the cemetery last weekend in honor of […]

    It’s a wrap

    This spring has been unlike any other for most and the class of 2020 is no exception. When COVID-19 hit, […]