Vincent Effling


July 16, 1932 - October 15, 2019


Vincent Effling, 87, of Artesian, SD died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Artesian.  Burial will be in Brisbine Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.

Vincent Joseph Effling was born on July 16, 1932 in rural Artesian, SD to Joseph and Ellen (Healy) Effling. He was stationed overseas in Germany for the US Army. Vincent married Esther Uttecht on October 11, 1960 at the Notre Dame Chapel in Mitchell. Vince had a love of farming, indicated by his long life on the Effling Century Farm, where he and Esther raised their six children.  They enjoyed many family celebrations with a houseful of grandchildren.

Vince was a member of the Artesian American Legion and was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. He served on the Afton Township Board from 1967-2016 and on the Artesian-Letcher School Board for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Esther Effling, Artesian, SD; 5 daughters, Lisa (Norman) Neugebauer, Mitchell, SD, Bonita (Michael) Feilmeier, Harrisburg, SD, Rita (Jeff) Miller, Mitchell, SD, Lori (Lance) Ischen, Brookings, SD, and Pamela (Adam) Zdrilic, Brandon, SD; daughter-in-law, Wanda Effling, Artesian, SD; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Irene Casanova, Ramona, SD, John (Shirley) Effling, Clear Lake, SD, Francis (Cleo) Effling, Artesian, SD, Betty (Daryl) Kurtenbach, Stevens Point, WI, and Greg (Sharon) Effling, Artesian, SD.

Vince was preceded in death by his son, Leo Effling, on March 18, 2017; his sisters, Mary (Bernard) Muller, Gertrude (Ed) Steilen, and Veronica in infancy; and brother-in-law, Jack Casanova.


Friday, October 18, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Charles Catholic Church
541 W 2nd Ave
Artesian, SD 57314


Brisbine Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by Debra (Toman) Kuehl on October 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Jen Larsen on October 20, 2019
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Steve Kurtenbach on October 19, 2019
Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be greatly missed. I miss you all.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on October 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jo Oberg on October 18, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry.
Posted by Julie Pearson on October 17, 2019
Our sympathy to you all!
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