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Carla Jean German July 08, 1959 - March 22, 2021


Last updated 4/5/2021 at 10:49pm

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall, Sisseton, SD. Wake Services will be held at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and an all night wake on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Carla passed away on March 22, 2021 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral Service for Carla Jean German, 61, of Sisseton, SD will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall, Sisseton, SD with Rev. Vern Donnell and John Cloud III officiating. Pianist will be Billy Kohl. Pallbearers will be Michael German, Lee Simon Jr., Logan Grimm, J'Ronn Simon, Caleb White, Julien Barse, Ron Cleveland, James Cleveland, Blaine German and Eammon Barse Jr.. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Swafford, Betsy Hosie, James & Judy Anderson, Frances Opitz, Crystal White, and numerous friends and family. Wake services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. and an all night Wake on Thursday, March 25, 2021 starting at 7:00 P.M. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Hall, Sisseton, SD. Interment will be at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Agency Village, SD. Masks and social distancing are required. The Cahill Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carla was born to Matthew King Jr. and Joyce "Veronica" Barse in Sisseton, SD on July 8, 1959. She was raised by her mother and Gary Cleveland on a farm southeast of Peever, SD. She attended school in Old Agency, Peever and Sisseton, SD. Family remembers her listening to records like CCR, Heart & Fleetwood Mac. Farm life for her was having fun picking apples, playing with baby dolls and getting chased and nipped in the butt by the geese. She had a favorite pet lamb she liked to play with. She became a mother in 1975 and for the next 21 years was a mother to 9 children. When she met her soul mate, Glenn German Sr. Their journey took them around the country from Peever to Phoenix and places in between. While raising her children she worked at the Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton, ND, SW Headstart, Tekakwitha Orphanage as a caretaker, and Dakota Magic Casino as a kitchen staff. Carla was a very strong willed and minded woman in all that she did. She loved and cared for everything she did in life, especially family and friends. She had a very strong impact in her children's spiritual followings. She made sure they knew their savior. Her most treasured times were with her family. She enjoyed farm life to the fullest and had a green thumb; she always had the most beautiful plants and flowers in her home. She also loved crafting, cooking, scrapbooking, and sewing. She was the queen of rummaging and thrifting. Carla passed away on March 22, 2021 at Sanford hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Carla is survived by her mother Joyce Ojeda of Watertown, SD; her dad Gary Cleveland of Custer, SD; her husband Glenn German of Sisseton, SD; nine children Katrina Barse of Sisseton, SD, Glenn German Jr. of Sisseton, SD, Sharnell Grimm of Browns Valley, MN, Lindsay Dumarce of Sisseton, SD, Lana Barse of Sioux Falls, SD, Lenny Barse of Sisseton, SD, Eammon Barse Sr. of Watertown, SD, Casey German of Sioux Falls, SD, and Sharae German of Sisseton, SD; two brothers James Cleveland of Rapid City, SD and Ron Cleveland of Phoenix, AZ, four sisters Darla Barse of Watertown, SD, Valerie Cleveland of Phoenix, AZ, Lisa Cloud of Watertown, SD and Elizabeth Ojeda of Watertown, SD; 34 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.

Carla was preceded in death by her father Matthew King Jr., one brother Eugene Barse and two grandchildren Bridget Doud and Barry White Jr .; one son-in-law, Daniel Simon.

For Carla's obituary and online registry please visit http://www.cahillfunerachapel.com


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