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July 3, 1934 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Corrine Mae Hunstad, 89, of Aberdeen, SD, experienced a stroke on July 21st and due to the complications, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.
A Memorial Service for Corrine will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jeff Whillock officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Corrine Mae Hagen was born July 3, 1934, to Edwin and Palmina (Palm) Hagen in Sisseton, SD. One more brother joined the family in 1940.
Corrine became known as “Keenie” as a little girl according to her mother because she couldn’t yet pronounce her name. The nickname stuck and she became known as Keenie among her family and friends for the rest of her life. The friends she made in elementary school became lifelong friends and they experienced many shenanigans. To this day, they still hold many secrets. Corrine was a cheerleader during her high school years in Sisseton. Because of her love of art, she served as president of the high school art club.
Following graduation in 1953, Corrine went to Northern Normal and later returned to Sisseton to work for Bell Telephone. It was while she worked there that she met Darwin Walker. They married in 1957. They had three children: Nancy, Tammy, and David. They later divorced. In 1977, Corrine met Ed Hunstad and they were married in 1978. Ed brought two children to join the family: Tonia and Quentin.
Corrine was incredibly gifted with artistic ability. She loved to draw, paint and taught herself calligraphy and wood carving. Later she found her passion for China-Painting and made many friends along the way. She won countless awards for her artistic talent and was very proud of that!
Corrine went on several trips to Hawaii with family and friends as she enjoyed traveling. She and Ed made many trips to Colorado, California, Minnesota, Virginia, Wyoming and Munich, Germany to visit their children and family.
Corrine loved to entertain and had many parties at their home; pool parties in the summer, Christmas Eve parties complete with a visit from Santa, contractor parties, and Super Bowl Parties. The party was always great even if the game wasn’t. She loved to bake and became well-known to grandchildren for her “scotcheroos.” One of the most fun things she ever did was to create the “Tweety Bird Club” with her granddaughters. They would hold meetings and take notes of what happened at each meeting. They would talk about how to be kind, respectful and how to be good people.
Corrine loved to plan family reunions as well as school reunions. She took such pride in making these events happen and seeing all her family come together. She always looked forward to seeing old friends year after year.
Ed and Corrine enjoyed going to the “Y” together every morning. In the evening they would enjoy a light meal before driving out to the Menards parking lot to watch the airplanes land and take off.
Corrine is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ed Hunstad; children: Nancy (Larry) Heiser, Tammy (Kurt) Waters, David (Silke Probst) Walker, Tonia (Mitch Bruso) Hunstad, and Quentin (Candace) Hunstad; grandchildren: Jeremiah (Sarah) Heiser, Meagan (Josh) Krogh, Alese (Josh Eppinett) Waters, Gabrielle (Pat Pedraja) Waters, Maddie (Brandon Velasquez) Waters, Bryn (Sam Johnston) Waters, Gavin Green, Bailey, Jackson, and Colton Hunstad; and great-grandchildren: Jonah and Charlotte Heiser, and Krash, Karvey, and Kal Krogh.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Kirby Place at Walsh Village, 801 E 23rd St, Sioux Falls, SD, 57105.