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October 4, 1956 – Thursday, August 8, 2013

Service Information
SWO Tribal Community Center in Old Agency Village
Monday, August 12, 2013
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Sat 8/10 & Sun 8/11

VISITATION SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE ASCENSION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GUILD HALL IN PEEVER, SOUTH DAKOTA UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH. AT 12 NOON GOING TO THE SWO TRIBAL COMMUNITY CENTER IN OLD AGENCY VILLAGE UNTIL FUNERAL SERVICE AT 2:00 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 12th. INTERMENT ASCENSION PRESBYERIAN CEMETERY.

Yvette Wilma Burshiem-Kohl, age 56, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at The Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

She was born on October 4, 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota the daughter of William Burshiem and Doris Heminger.

Yvette received her GED. Later, she received an AA degree at SWC and a Bachelor degree at Huron University.

She was formerly employed in the Accounting Department at The Dakota Sioux Casino until illness caused her to quit working. Prior to working at the casino, Yvette worked for the Sisseton-Wahpeton College in Agency Village in various capacities. She was always willing to help, counsel, assist and encourge students to further their education.

Yvette’s biggest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to cook and always took care of everybody. One of her bedrooms served as her pantry, and was always willing to bring a dish to any family function, church function always willing to feed everyone. Never once asking for anything in return.

Yvette was instrumental in organizing fund raisers for all special occasions. She would always be worried about those in need.

Since she was a young girl, Yvette was always babysitting. She took in many children as her own. She was worked with foster children and many passed through her home. She special love for the last one, she adopted and took responsibility as her own.

Yvette was united in marriage to Gilbert Kohl and to this union 4 sons were born.

Her love and faith was touched by many and she will truly be missed by all.

Survived by her mother: Doris Burshiem; sons: William Kohl, Robert Kohl, Joshua Kohl and David Kohl; a daughter: Ina Kohl; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sisters: Jenelle Burshiem, Carole Burshiem and Jennie Burshiem; adopted sisters: Vera Heminger and Kayla LaBelle and a host of many relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her father: William Burshiem Sr., a brother: William Burshiem Jr. and paternal grandparents: Tilmer Burshiem, Jennie Barse Abraham and maternal grandparents: Christian Heminger and Lucinda DeCoteau Heminger and many other relatives.

Funeral service for Yvette Burshiem-Kohl will be held on Monday, August 12th at 2:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Reverend Enright Bighorn, CPL Gerald Heminger Jr., and CLP Fern Cloud will officiate.

Pianist – her son, Billy Kohl.

All night wakes will be held on Saturday, August 10th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Ascension Presbyterian Church in rural Peever, South Dakota. On Sunday, August 11th beginning at 12 Noon moving from the Ascension Presbyterian Church going to The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village for an all night wake.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be all of Yvette’s relatives, her aunties, cousins and her many friends-especially her facebook buddies.

Casket Bearers will be her sons: William Kohl, Robert Kohl, Joshua Kohl, David Kohl and her grandsons: Brandon Kohl and Micah Kohl.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Gilbert

    From your tiwahe in Flandreau, The Felix Heminger family.

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  2. Myrna German-Thompson

    Our prayers are with Yvette’s Mom and Sons and entire family. God Bless each and every one of you with his strength and power of prayer. Yvette will live on in the memories we all have of her and will be thought of in a good way. We are so sad for you in your loss.

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  3. Rhoda (Ironheart) Rodriguez

    Yvette was such a nice person. I remember she always had a smile on her face. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and give you his comfort.

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  4. Sheila Ironheart

    My deepest sympathies to her children and her mom and sisters and her entire family. She will be missed!

    Rest in Paradise Yvette

    Sheila Ironheart and Family

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  5. Harold Sorknes

    I was sorry to hear about Yvette’s death. I worked with Yvette for several years at Sisseton-Wahpeton College back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. She was a good colleague and a fun person. She will be missed!

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