Beverly Unzelman,79, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Winner, SD passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Funeral service were held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
Beverly Ann Dvorak Bromwich Unzelman was born on March 17, 1938 to Edward and Flora (Blare) Dvorak in Winner South Dakota. She was the oldest of four children. Bev lived in the Hamill and Winner areas all of her younger years. She attended school and graduated from Winner High School .
She was united in marriage to Percy (Dean) Bromwich in Pierre SD. To this union six children were born. They later divorced. She was always grateful that Dean’s family would continue to be an important part of her life. His brothers and sisters continued to be hers too.
Family was an important part of who she was. Bev was able to attend all her children’s wedding and even the yearly birthday parties held. As her family grew larger with the grandchildren the tradition carried on to their middle and high school or college graduations and then weddings. Coming up were the great grandchildren.
Bev explored several different jobs during her lifetime and driving truck was her favorite. She always had a story to tell about her trips and the people she met.
When her birthday (March 17th) came, Bev would get all dressed up in green and head to the local parade, which was followed by corn beef and cabbage. On her 40th birthday she dressed all in black as an elderly lady and no one knew who she was. Camping, fishing and taking walks were things she enjoyed. In her later years Bev enjoyed the company of a good book. On Mondays she enjoyed playing Mexican Train Dominos with her friends at the center and on the second Thursday morning of each month she meet with former co-workers for breakfast.
After being single a few years Bev was reunited with an old friend Darwin Unzelman. She moved back to Sioux Falls and they married and enjoyed traveling and visiting relatives. Czech Republic was one of her favorite trips. Bev had traveled to most of the states in the United States. Life was happy and good to them.
Bev is survived by her husband Darwin Unzelman, (Sioux Falls), daughters LeeAnn (Brian) Stuart , Anchorage AK, Donna (Rod) Bowar, Kennebec, Lori (Daniel)Schmidt, Norris, Monica (Mark) Seachris, Presho and son Jim (Deb) Bromwich, Presho. 15 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Sisters Sharon (Roger) Broman Spicer Minn., Connie (Tyke)French, Anchorage AK and brother John (Patty)Dvorak, Litchfield Minn.
She was preceded in death by her, grandmother Josephine Dvorak, parents Edward and Flora Dvorak, son Rob Bromwich and grandson Laddy Christensen