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Kathleen Ann (Deibert) Light

February 2, 1951 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 67)

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Click here to view Kathleen's Mass of Christian Burial.

Kathleen Ann Light, 67, of Sioux Falls, SD and formerly of Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society - Lutheran Manor in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Andy Thuringer as celebrant.

Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary, and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday.

Family and friends may sign Kathleen’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at

Kathleen Ann Deibert was born February 2, 1951, in Aberdeen, SD to Sebastian and Catherine (Werts) Deibert. 

Following graduation from Roncalli High School in 1969, she attended Stewart’s School of Hairstyling in Aberdeen, then operated her own salon in Pierre, SD. 

On April 5, 1975, she married Richard Light in Aberdeen, where her children Scott and Alisa were born.  The family moved to Sioux Falls in 1983.  In the summer of 1988, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which progressed steadily, eventually requiring her move to a nursing home in 1997.

Kathleen enjoyed working in the yard, ice skating, sewing, baking (she was the original Scotcheroo-Maker in the family – to this day, they cannot have a Deibert gathering without Scotcheroos), and her beloved dog, “Bud”.

Survivors include her son, Scott (Johnna) Light of Sioux Falls, and daughter, Alisa (and fiancé, Ryan Weaver) Light of Wellston, OK; grandchildren, Beckett and Eden Light of Sioux Falls; brothers:  Leonard (Jo Ann) Deibert of Redfield, SD, Tom Deibert of Yankton, SD, Keith (Jill) Deibert of Sioux Falls, and Charles (Kathe) Deibert of Cary, NC; and several nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, Sebastian and Catherine Deibert.



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January 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Mass of Christian Burial
January 18, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
409 2nd Avenue NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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