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Eva Hanisch

Eva Marcella Hanisch, 108, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Humboldt passed away on December 26, 2019 at Avantara Norton in Sioux Falls.  Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 31 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Humboldt.  Visitation will begin at 5:30 pm on Monday with a 7 pm rosary and prayer service also at the church.

Eva Marcella Kapaun was born August 12, 1911 to Charles and Theresa (Gettis) Kapaun in Montrose, SD.  She grew up in the Montrose/Humboldt area and graduated from Humboldt High School before attending General Beadle Teacher’s College.  She then taught at the Gilmore school before marrying George Hanisch on June 5, 1934 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Montrose.  They farmed near Humboldt and Eva lived in the country until 2003, when she moved into Humboldt. In 2011 she moved into Sioux Falls.  There is insufficient text to accommodate the legacy Eva leaves behind.  A hard worker, consummate friend and neighbor, devoted wife and mother, and the stuff legends are made of as far as grand-mothering.

Eva enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing cards, and baking.  She started baking bread at 9 years old and continued doing so well into her 90’s.  She was known for her ability to feed multitudes and her quick wit.  She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Humboldt as well as the Catholic Order of Foresters and the St. Ann’s Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband George Hanisch and eldest son Vincent, daughters-in-law, Catherine and Connie Hanisch, grandson, Mark Hanisch and great-grandsons, Justin Cormany, Dylan Holter, Dustin Holter and Wyatt Hanisch.

Eva is survived by her children, Loren (Marjorie) Hanisch, Walter (Kay) Hanisch, Giles (Barb) Hanisch, Mary Rose (John) Huls and Hilary (Bridget) Hanisch, her sister, Margaret Borah, and a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Revelations 2:19 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”


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