Rona Haberman, 68, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at home in rural Everly.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, with visitation to begin one hour prior to the memorial service. Rev. Lauren Ley will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service.
Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. Rona Haberman, the daughter of Palmer and Norma (Weller) Teslow, was born May 18, 1940 in Sioux Falls. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux Falls, where she attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1959.
After graduation, she worked in Sioux Falls. It was there that she met Roger Haberman. The two were united in marriage on July 23, 1961 in Sioux Falls.
Following their marriage, they moved to Mallard. The couple then moved to South Bend, Ind., where he attended and taught at the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Haberman stayed at home to take care of their family. After two years, they moved to Decorah. The Haberman family then moved to Everly for eight years before building a home on the family farm just south of Everly.
Mrs. Haberman was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. In her most recent years, she had been a big supporter for the fight against ovarian cancer, by donating money and buying products that benefited research for a cure for this disease.
Mrs. Haberman was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Haberman, of rural Everly; two daughters: Kim Cook of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Kelli Terpstra of Allen, Texas; one son: Todd Haberman of Rochester Hills, Mich.; sister Jean DeBoer of Tea, S.D.; two brothers: Jerry Teslow of Chancellor, S.D., and Jim (Mavis) Teslow of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.