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Desamore Irene (Wright) Dangel

December 7, 1926 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 94)


Desamore Irene (Wright) Dangel, 94, of Redfield, SD passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Eastern Star Home in Redfield.  Her private family Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Reverend John Short will officiate. 

Masks and social distancing are required for family in attendance.  The Mass will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s website below Desamore’s obituary.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield.  (

Desamore Irene Wright was born on December 7, 1926, to Orville and Elizabeth (Hansman) Wright in Redfield, SD, the youngest of five children.  She lived in Redfield her entire life, graduating from Redfield High School in 1945.  She married Cyril Dangel on February 15, 1947 and they were blessed with three children, Douglas, Michael, and Julie.

Desamore was a lifelong member of St. Bernard Catholic Church where she taught CCD classes, was a Eucharist Minister, and was a member of Catholic Daughters.  She was active in many organizations including life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.  She later joined Cy in operating their Dangel Insurance Agency until they retired in 1982.  Together they enjoyed many years of winter travel.  They moved to the new independent living apartments at Eastern Star Home facility in 2011.  Desamore enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle, doing crossword puzzles, table puzzles, and participating in the many activities at Eastern Star.  She transitioned from assisted living to the nursing home wing in 2018. 

Desamore is survived by her two sons, Douglas (Diane) Dangel, Redfield and Michael (Juanita) Dangel, Merrimack, NH; son-in-law Jeff Jungwirth, the Philippines; six grandchildren:  Jennifer (Kraig Jackson) Dangel; Jeffrey (Michelle) Dangel; Matthew (Cristina) Dangel and their children Christopher, Elizabeth, and Andrew; Katherine (Jeff) Newman and their children Matilda, Genevieve, and Christabel; Christopher Jungwirth; and Amanda Jungwirth.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cyril in 2013, their daughter Julie Ann Jungwirth in 1995, and her siblings and their spouses:  Betty (Russell) Swanson, Erlyne (Doyal) Wall, Shirley (Joseph) Kris, and Dick (Cloris) Wright.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Eastern Star Home, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Spink County Ambulance EMS Center, or a charity of your choice.


Thanks to the participants in Desamore's service:

Clergy ~ Reverend John Short

Reader ~ Rich Rische

Organist ~ Mary Binger

Cantor and Soloist ~ Raymond Johnson



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Private Family Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2020

10:30 AM
Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Church
213 East 6th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event

Private Interment

Redfield - St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
Highway 281 North
Redfield, SD 57469

Please note
The funeral Mass will be live-streamed and a link will be added above to view before the service begins.


Eastern Star Home
126 W 12th Avenue, Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-2255

St. Bernard Catholic Church
217 6th Ave., Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-1482

Spink County Ambulance EMS Center - c/o Redfield CMH Foundation
PO Box 288, Redfield SD 57469
Tel: 1-605-472-3778

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