Caroline Zeeck


Caroline Zeeck, 65 of Lake Preston, SD died on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD with her family close by.

Caroline Griffin was born on February 12, 1955 to Henry and Sylvia (Yeates) Griffin at Gloucester, England. In 1967 her family all moved to Winnipeg, Canada. After her high school graduation she joined the Canadian Forces (Navy) and served honorably for three and one half years. Carol married Merrill Zeeck on April 23, 1977. They finished Merrill’s career in the Navy in 1988 and returned to Lake Preston, SD.

She was involved in many things until her death. She worked in Cub Scouts for many years, she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, the museum board, the church board, city council, a bible study group, Navy wives club and was always there to help anyone who needed anything. She worked many jobs. She worked at the Lake Preston Cafe, the supper club and at the Lake Preston School.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ. She loved reading, geneology, flowers, watching birds and tea with friends. She loved all of her children and stepchildren. She was always there for her grandchildren. Carol was always there for anyone in need. Yearly trips to Nova Scotia to visit her mom and sister, was a favorite part of her life and receiving her certificate of naturalization.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Merrill, her children, Christopher (Leila) Zeeck, Catherine (Mattew) Pillar, step-daughters, Kimberly (Mike) Levesque and Andrea (Andrew) Clemmensen, seven grandchildren and two sisters, Jennifer (James) Medill and Joanna Griffin.

Waiting for her in heaven are her parents, Henry and Sylvia, and many good friends and family.

A time of celebration will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Lake Preston American Legion Hall in Lake Preston. Masks are required. Burial will be in the Lake Preston Cemetery at a later date.

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