Francis Stebbins

January 8, 1929 ~ May 11, 2021 (age 92)


Francis L. Stebbins, age 92, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Prairie Lakes Baptist Church in Watertown, SD. Pastor Scott Bloomquist will officiate. Music will be provided by Pam Reeves as the pianist.Funeral service will be Live-streamed via the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel's Facebook page.

Visitation will be at Prairie Lakes Baptist Church, prior to the services beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Francis' friends and family.

Francis L. Stebbins was born on January 8, 1929, in Aberdeen, SD, to Ralph and Ruby (Macer) Stebbins. He attended school in Aberdeen and received his GED. Francis enlisted in the navy where he served for 21 years. He was honorably discharged in 1969.

Francis had four children with his previous wife. He met Verneta in Watertown, SD, and they were married there on March 19, 1983. Francis worked at several different places in Watertown. They couple attended Prairie Lakes Baptist Church. Francis was a member of the local VFW.

The couple enjoyed their golden years together.

Francis is survived by his wife, Verneta; his son, John Stebbins of CA; his daughter, Bonnie Chavez, of CA; and his son-in-law, Christian Sahi; his brothers, Larry (Marie) Stebbins and Raymond Stebbins, both of Aberdeen, SD; his sister, Margaret Synegard of Watertown, SD; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ronald and his daughter, Connie Sahi.

Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel Watertown, Hayti, De Smet, Bryant

Service Details.


When: May 19, 2021 12:00pm
Location: Prairie Lakes Baptist Church
Address: 1230 19th St NE WATERTOWN, SD 57201


Location: Mt. Hope Cemetery
Address: 1133 11th Ave NE Watertown, SD 57201

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