Lura Sargent

December 31, 1969 – December 28, 2016

Visitation: A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Sioux Falls First Church, 6300 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls, SD from 2:00 to 4:00 pm with a prayer service beginning at 4:00pm followed with a celebration of life at the VFW, 3601 S. Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls SD from 5:00- 7:00pm.

sargentLura Kathryn Sargent, 46, passed away December 28, 2016 peacefully at home.

Lura Kathryn (Mathiesen) Sargent, Daughter of Richard (Wayne) and Wanda Mathiesen was born on December 31, 1969 in Sioux Falls, SD. Lura graduated in 1988 from Lincoln High School.

Lura was united in marriage with Barry Sargent on April 7, 1995 in Sioux Falls, SD. They spent most of their life in the Chester/Colman area.

Lura Kathryn (Thumper) Mathiesen-Sargent, loved to help her Dad show rabbits and fix old cars. She enjoyed caring for her Mom and rummaging with her daughters. The joy of all this time with family was only surpassed by the birth of her 4 Grandchildren. She loved spending time with her Husband and Daughters camping, but hated to sleep on the ground. She did love to canoe, enjoyed bon fires and watching her beloved Cowboys Football Team.   She loved to watch the sun come up with her cup of coffee. Family was everything to Lura and she made that known to everyone. We can’t forget her four legged companion, fur baby kitten (Lucy).

Grateful for having shared her life is her Husband of 25 years, Barry Sargent; their two Daughters, Brandie (Tyler) Giese, Colman, SD and Tabitha (Kendall) Hansum, Harrisburg, SD. Her Mother, Wanda (Banks) Mathiesen, Sioux Falls, SD. Her 4 Grandchildren, Brynlee, Braydin and Zayne Giese and Quinn Hansum. Her 8 Siblings Jeff (Libby) Mathiesen, Kingman, Arizona, Candy Hendern, Sioux Falls, SD, Rich Mathiesen, Sylmar California, Jeannie (Kevin) Ashley, Lubbock, Texas, Kathy Berger, Sioux Falls, SD, Cindy Binkerd, Sioux Falls, SD, Terri (Cal) Murray, Tea, SD, Brenda (George Perkins) Parker, Sioux Falls, SD, Father-in-Law, Doug Sargent, Sioux Falls, SD, Step-Father-in-Law, James Lanpher, Sioux Falls, SD, Brother-in-Law, Jared (Carolleone) Sargent, Renner, SD, Brother-in-Law, James Lanpher, Sioux Falls, SD and a host of Nephews, Nieces, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Lura was preceded in death by her Dad, Richard Wayne Mathiesen, Mother-in-Law, Bonnie Lanpher, Brother-in-Law, Jerry Hendern, Nephew Lane Mathiesen and Grandparents.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at  Sioux Falls First Church, 6300 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls, SD from 2:00 to 4:00 pm with a prayer service beginning at 4:00pm followed with a celebration of life at the VFW, 3601 S. Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls SD from 5:00- 7:00pm.


16 condolences have been left

  1. Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  2. I am so Sorry for your Families loss. I worked with Lura. Lura truly cared about people in Her life and made it known. Prayers are with you all. I believe we will all see her again.

  3. Wanda: We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many wonderful memories from being your next door neighbor and friends at the lake! May peace and comfort be with you and your family.

  4. prayers to your family in this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength and courage and remember we will meet again in heaven. that is the promise our Lord has given us for those who believe in him.

  5. Hey baby sister, I’m going to miss you every day.Hope you found Wayne and Bonnie. I love you.

  6. We are very saddened. Love you Barry. If you need anything at all. Just let us know. The Christensen’s.

  7. Lura, my baby Sister, I have cried for days not knowing what to say. I love you with all my heart and always will. I will always be here for your Girls and those precious little Grandbabies of yours. Thank you for spending one of your last days here on earth with Me and Mom at the Falls…what a great day we had…God must have known he was taking you home and gave us that beautiful weather that day so we have the most wonderful memory to hold on to. I miss you already but I know you had to go I just don’t understand why. No one will ever understand. I know you missed your Dad and are rejoicing in Heaven and telling him everything he has missed. I love you LURA and it’s only goodbye for now until we meet again give everyone a big hug from me and I got things covered her for you…no more pain no more headaches no more sickness…rest in peace baby Sis!

  8. Prayers to her family. She was an amazing, kid woman, and will be missed. My god wrap her daughters in his arms. RIP

  9. Barry and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven gained a tremendous angel. May God bless and give your family peace and comfort. Keep each other close and know that she is watching over you.

  10. I am so very sorry to learn of Lura’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God Bless

  11. Barry we are so sorry for your loss. You and the girls are strong and will get through this one also. I think the Lord has enough of our family to have in his choir,and he needs to look some where else. Just remember she will always be with you guys.

  12. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Irish blessing. Thankful for the cherished childhood memories with Lura. My thoughts are with her friend and family.

  13. Omg. I am so sorry to hear about your loss Jeff. God be with you. I’m going to say prayers for you.