Guyla Joy (Cahill) Tritle, 97, of Winner, SD passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Winner Regional Health Care Center with her children, Steven & Tracy and nieces, Maureen & Michelle by her side.
A Memorial Service/Graveside Service was held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Winner City Cemetery.
Guyla was born Sept. 13, 1922 in Plainview Township on the family homestead to Guy & Ruby Cahill. She attended Plainview Rural School and started school at age 5 because she and her sister Echo did not want to be separated.
She attended rural school through the 8th grade and graduated from Winner High School in 1939. After high school she worked at the Fashion Shop in Winner.
In 1942 Guyla and her two sisters, Echo and Chic moved to Long Beach, California where Guyla worked at Cal-Air Construction. While there Guyla met Ralph Tritle who was serving in the Navy during World War II.
After the war Guyla and Ralph returned to Winner, SD and were married on Nov. 9, 1946. To this union two children were born, a son, Steven and a daughter, Tracy. Guyla’s main love and focus was raising her children and helping on the family farm.
Guyla always had a great love for animals and often talked of helping her dad break horses and raising her pet coyote from a pup. Tracy inherited her mother’s love for animals and Guyla enjoyed going to exotic animal sales and miniature horse and donkey shows with her daughter.
They often came home with a new addition to add to the animal family.
Guyla loved to cook and as a result acquired a huge collection of cook-books. Ralph always told guest “If you leave here hungry it’s your own fault.”
Guyla was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and BPO Does.
Guyla is survived by her children, Steven (McKayla) Tritle & Tracy Tritle. Her grandchildren; TaNeal (Jeff) Boer, Courtney (Paul) Brozik, Blaire Tritle, Brandon (Laura) Tritle and seven great-grandchildren. Her nieces Maureen (Squeek) Hollenbeck, Michelle Parvin, nephews; Brent (Caroline) Hewett, Guy Hewett and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph, sisters Echo Dillon and Chic Hewett, great niece Tanya Parvin, and nephew Lynn Parvin.