January 10, 1940 – Saturday, April 25, 2009
St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Sisse
Wednesday, April 29th
Catherine L. Keeble, age 69, of Sisseton, South Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8:00 A.M. at Coteau des Prairies Hosptial.
She was born on January 10, 1940 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of Simon and Lucy (Eagle) Keeble. She attended grade school at Tekakwitha in Sisseton, South Dakota. Catherine was united in marriage to Sylvester A. St. John, Sr. in 1957 at Pickeral Lake, South Dakota.
They moved to Redwood City, California where she worked for Sanford University as a paralegal clerk for fifteen years. She and her family moved back to the Waubay and Sisseton area in 1976.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, reading scriptures and most of all enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren being with her!
Catherine is survived by her loving sons and daughter: Sylvester S. St. John Jr., Payton N. St. John Sr., Gordon P. St. John and Cathy Lee Shepherd; grandchildren: Payton Jr., Charles, Thomas, Michael, Cody, Prescott, Tyrell, Jameson and Howard’s three children; great grandsons: Dauntay, RedSun, D’Artangon and Vash; three brothers: Orville Seaboy, Gabe Keeble and Arthur Keeble; two sisters: Mary Keeble and Cathleen Tulowetzke; adopted brothers and sister: Sylvester Yellowback, Cyril Keeble and Virginia Thiel.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons: Howard and Michael St. John, two sisters: Sylvia Irish and Nancy Keeble and by two brothers; Duane Keeble and John Keeble.
Funeral Mass for Catherine L. Keeble will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 10:30 A.M. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Sisseton, South Dakota. Father Charles Chan will be the Celebrant for the Mass. Interment St. Mathew’s Cemetery in Veblen, South Dakota. Billy Kohl will be the organist. Special music by Margaret Keeble and “Hightrail”.
An all night wake will be held on Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at St. Catherine’s Hall in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Diane White, Connie Keeble, Eyvonne St. John, Mercy Young, Wanda Keeble, Mary Horn and all friends and relatives, spiritual brothers and sisters.
Casket Bearers will be Payton St. John Jr., Charles St. John, Thomas St. John, Michael St. John, Sequoyah St. John, Cody St. John, J.R. Irish, (alternate) and Prescott St. John.