Kimberly “Kim” Charyl Ogden, 54, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly Aberdeen, SD, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, with Pastor Matt Spoden 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 and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Kimberly “Kim” Charyl Elliott was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 6, 1969, to David and Bodae (Danekas) Elliott. The family moved to South Dakota and Kim was raised in Watertown, SD, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1987.
After high school, Kim attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1991. She started her lifelong career at Midcontinent Communications for more than 20 years. Kim was a high-performing salesperson with success in sales all around the state of South Dakota.
If you knew Kim, you knew her sons, Coleton and Shayne, were the light of her life. Coleton was born in 1994 and Shayne came along in 2001. Kim raised her sons in Aberdeen, coached them in soccer and basketball, and was a Cub scout leader. She and Shayne moved to Sioux Falls to further her career and they would be closer to Coleton while he went to college. Kim resided in Sioux Falls until her untimely passing.
Kim was a devoted member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she served on the church council, taught Sunday School, was a confirmation mentor, and served on the Youth Advisory Board. Kim was very community-minded and strived to better everyone she met in any way possible.
Kim was everyone’s “mom.” She took pride in opening her home to her friends and her children’s friends. If someone needed food or a place to stay while they were going through a tough time, Kim was the first to offer her help. She would give the shirt off her back to anyone. According to Kim, “The doors always open!”
Coleton and Shayne have fond memories of Kim hosting cookouts, bonfires, and meals with many friends and family at her home. Over the years, Kim also opened her home to many foster dogs, who held a special place in her heart. She was a huge Vikings fan, loved cooking and traveling to the beach, and had an affinity for Western-themed things; her favorite movie was “Tombstone.”
Grateful for having shared Kim’s life are her sons: Coleton Thomas and Shayne Ogden, both of Sioux Falls, SD; parents, Dave and Bodae Elliott, of Watertown, SD; sister, Kristine (Del) Netjes of Plymouth, MN; nephew, Luke (Carol) Netjes; niece, Taylor (Ty) Johnson; and her beloved dog, Jessie.
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