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Funeral services will take place on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota
6-7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019
7:00 p.m. Prayer Service
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Linda "Wink" Stoddard

of Norris, South Dakota, died on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Kadoka Nursing Home at the age of 75

Linda A. “Wink” Stoddard, age 75, of Norris, died Easter morning, April 21, 2019, at the Kadoka Nursing Home, after fighting a courageous 9-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and the last three years with Lewy Body Dementia. “Family first” was the theme Wink lived her entire life.

Linda A. Livermont was born December 22, 1943, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the fourth of eight children born to Oliver and Emma (Wiedman) Livermont. When she was 15 months old, she was very sick and was diagnosed with acute spinal meningitis. After getting treatment at Mayo Clinic, she fully recovered and returned to the ranch. She grew up on the ranch south of Kadoka, and attended school at St. Francis Boarding School, at the age of 5. The family later moved into Kadoka, where Linda continued elementary and high school, graduating from Kadoka High School, in 1962, where she excelled in cheerleading.

After graduation, she moved to Aspen, Colorado, cleaning houses in the area. Then she returned to Kadoka in 1965, and went to work at Hogan’s Hardware. It was at this time that she reunited with her classmate, Joe Stoddard. They were united in marriage November 13, 1965, in Pierre, South Dakota.

After their marriage, they made their home on the ranch at Corn Creek. She spent the following years, being the best wife, biggest supporter, and head cheerleader for Joe and the family. Wink had a knack for making things memorable, and all the time making it fun. Wink was very instrumental in rodeo, whether it was play days, or an event as large as the National High School Rodeo Finals.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011, she remained at home until moving into the Kadoka Nursing Home in March of 2016, where she has since resided.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Joe of Norris; a daughter Jodi Stoddard of Kadoka, and her children Klay, Kole, Katy Jade, Kaycee, Kaylee, Kreg, and Kynzee; two sons Sam Stoddard and his wife Danielle of Norris, and their children Ciara and Caden; and Kyle Stoddard and his wife Kylie of Ft. Pierre, and their girls Kynlee and Keslyn; and grandson Tanner O’Daniel of Oglala, South Dakota; two brothers LeRoy “Boots” Livermont of Kadoka, and Michael Livermont (Amelia) of Belvidere; four sisters Charleen Grass of Norris, Sharon Bowes (Delmar) of Rapid City, Mary Gropper (Dick) of Long Valley, and Janie Whidby of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her daughter Lori Ann Stoddard; her parents; one brother Alex “Bod” Livermont; and a brother-in-law Wayne Whidby.

Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 29, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Father Tyler Dennis as celebrant.

Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 6-7 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Father Tyler Dennis

JoAnne Stilwell - Pianist
Joe Gittings - Cantor
Paige Cordes - Vocalist
"In The Garden"
Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Song of Farewell"

Jim Kujawa

Marcus Herber - Tel VanderMay - T.J. Hamar

Cleve Prichard - Bill Buchholz
Allen Good - Bruce Berry - Keith Ring

Clay Birkeland

Gene Fortune - Denver Gilbert
Steve Williams - Richard Jobgen - Owen Ferguson
Tyler Jones - John Bauman - Allan Olson

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

  • SOUTH DAKOTA ~ Rex/Nancy Totton KADOKA (5/1/2019)
  • Thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Ladonna Larson Mitchell (4/29/2019)
  • Thinking of you at this time and holding you up in prayer. ~ Peggy Brengle Sturgis SD (4/27/2019)
  • Joe, Jodi, Sam, and Kyle, I pray that God will help you from feeling sad for your loss. Wink was a wonderful lady. Many people were blessed by God to have known her. I am one of those people. I have memories of babysitting Jodi, Lori, and Sam. I remember seeing her in the grocery store in Norris, and the basketball games when I coached Kyle. All of the times are wonderful memories. I am blessed to have known her. ~ Debra Willert Selby SD (4/27/2019)
  • Joe..... Can't really find the words I'd like to say. I'm just so sorry for the loss of your bride. May the good Lord comfort you and your family during these tough times. Take care of yourself my friend and be well. ~ Gene Stevens Arizona and Sioux Falls (4/25/2019)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all ~ Barbara Linehan Pine Ridge, SD (4/25/2019)
  • Georgia ~ Robert & Marie Mile Atlanta (4/24/2019)
  • Joe, so sorry to hear of Winks passing. Did not know her that well, but I always admired and looked up to you. Prayers to you and family ~ Joe Me Haley Jr. Spearfish, SD (4/24/2019)
  • Joe, so sorry to hear this. Please know that God is there with all of you.....He promised He always would be. ~ Sandy-Kluthe Lewis NemoSD (4/23/2019)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! ~ Kari Porch Pierre SD (4/23/2019)
  • My thoughts are with you all. There is a special place in the universe for her soul. ~ Jeannie Stone Carper (cousin) Denver, Colorado (4/23/2019)
  • So sorry to here of Wink"s passing. She had a long struggle but now is in a much better place. God bless you Joe. You were by her side all those tough years she was ill. She will be in my prayers. ~ Peter Brandenburger Effingham, Il (4/23/2019)
  • Jo and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. ~ Anne Lyon Martin, SD (4/22/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ Vivian Miller Red Owl (4/22/2019)
  • Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. Memories are wonderful. ~ Jim and Vonnie O’ Dea Howes, SD (4/22/2019)
  • Joe and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Wink's passing. She was a very strong woman who fought a long, hard battle but her battle is done. As long as I can remember, Wink has always been around during the rodeos, sporting events, and anything that involved her children and grandchildren. Lorena really enjoyed her at the nursing home. She will be truly missed.
    ~ Ellie Bettelyoun Martin, SD (4/22/2019)