Ida Karlin joined Jesus on Monday October 10, 2016. She was born on June 27, 1915 at home in rural Tripp County South Dakota to Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Banek.
Ida Karlin joined Jesus on Monday October 10, 2016. She was born on June 27, 1915 at home in rural Tripp County, South Dakota to Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Banek.
She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Church. She attended country schools through 8th grade. In 1928 her family moved to Mellette County for a better opportunity. She attended 9th grade in Norris, South Dakota. She finished her high school education in Winner, South Dakota graduating in 1933. She next attended Springfield Normal School later becoming South Dakota State Teachers College where she received a one year Teaching Certificate allowing her to teach in rural schools. She taught a number of rural schools until she married her childhood sweetheart John Karlin in 1939.
They had 2 daughters and a son. She was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a Sunday School teacher and was loved by her students. She was also a member of the Lady’s Aid Society and LWML.
Ida returned to teaching in 1956 at the Surprise Valley School in Mellette County. She continued teaching in the Todd County School System and worked toward her degree in Education at Southern State Teacher’s College in Springfield, South Dakota, where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in 1971. Ida retired in 1976 and returned to the farm.
John and Ida retired to Winner, South Dakota in 1978 and began their new life. They both became active in the Senior Center making new friends. Ida served as Committee Chairman that established Golden Age Meals at the Center.
In 1979 Ida obtained her EMT Certification, was a member of Tripp County Genealogical Society, was a member of Kitchen band at the SR. Center, assisted with the Library Book Cart at the then Baptist Hospital and Christ Lutheran Church.
During retirement they traveled extensively. After John’s death Ida spent time with Agnes Marie in Willits, California and winters in Pensacola, Florida with Eunice. She became part of Grace Lutheran in Pensacola participating in OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) and Craft Club.
Ida loved attending the coronation at Winner Homecoming and participating in the roll call portion.
She rode in the Homecoming parade in 2015 at 100 years of age.
She loved gardening, her flowers and grew violets. The fruits of her labor whether vegetables, fruit, or flowers gave her great joy. This love was installed in her Children.