Jeannette T. Waage, 99, Brookings, SD, formerly of Colman, SD, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013 at The Neighborhoods at Brookview. She was born November 15, 1914 in Kingsbury County, SD to Anton and Theresa (Fecht) Langmeyer. She attended country school and graduated from Carthage High School in 1933. She attended Eastern Normal and taught rural schools until her marriage to Joseph Waage in 1939. They farmed in Moody County until Joe’s passing on November 3, 1964. She remained on the farm until moving to Colman in 1971. Jeannette moved to Sunchase Apartments in Brookings in 2008 and to The Neighborhoods at Brookview on October 22, 2013. She enjoyed doing crafts at the Colman Senior Citizens Center and was an avid baseball and Minnesota Twins fan.
Jeannette is survived by two daughters, Jonetta (David) Negstad, Arlington and Janis (Jim) Knutson, Rapid City, seven grandchildren, Nancy (Tim) Nelson, Barbara (Gale) Hojer, Neil Negstad, Wayne (Angela) Negstad, Ryan (Rebecca) Knutson, Jaima Knutson and Jonathon Knutson, 11 great-grandchildren, four sisters, Arlene Larson, Burke, Viola (Dale) Wagner, Virginia Billet, and Mary Collins, all of Brookings and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, parents, a brother Andy, and a sister Berneda Scroggins.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at Colman Lutheran Church with visitation from 2:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday at Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Brookings. Arrangements by Skroch Funeral Chapel, Colman.