Della Pegors

January 10, 2019

obit Della Pegors PhotoMay 31, 1953 – Jan. 4, 2019

Della Pegors, age 65 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Jan. 4 at Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A Cel­ebration of Della’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Bible Baptist Church in Brookings, South Dakota.Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brook­ings, South Dakota. A private family burial will precede her memorial service at the Hendricks City Cemetery.
Delrose “Della” (Mohwinkel) Pegors was born May 31, 1953 in Fairmont to Delton and Loretta Mohwinkel. She was the middle of three children, growing up on a farm northeast of Truman. Upon graduation from high school, Della attend­ed fashion merchandising school in Minneapolis.
Wes and Della built an enduring friendship in high school that became the foundation for their re­lationship, which bloomed into a 45-year marriage, which started on Oct. 3, 1973. Della, having been raised in church, was con­cerned that after having done everything required of her, she still had no assurance that Heaven would be her home. On April 2, 1973, a friend she worked with invited her to a Dave Wilkerson Cru­sade, where Della heard the Gospel plainly given and put her trust in Christ Jesus alone for her salva­tion. Without getting any discipleship, she strug­gled on what she should do next in her newfound Christian walk. When her husband Wes was saved on April 10, 1977, they both realized the need to follow the Lord together in believer’s baptism and live for Christ.
To their union were added two daughters, Angie and Megan. Della’s one desire was that her daughters have a person­al relationship with the Lord Jesus like she did. After Angie and Megan were married, that same desire was transmitted to her grandchildren. She re­joiced as each one of them put their trust in the Lord Jesus.
In 1979, Della, along with her husband, began a 30-year ministry of pick­ing up unchurched chil­dren on a Sunday School bus and bringing them to church. Through this min­istry, scores of children were reached with the Gospel, with many trust­ing Christ as their Savior and some going on to full-time Christian ministry.
Della went home to her mansion that Jesus pre­pared for her to serve her Savior eternally on Jan. 4. She will be sorely missed by her husband Wes; daughters Angie (Grant) Behlen and Megan (Steve) Alberts; and grandchil­dren Brooke, Britton, Day­na, Ava, Karmen, Kendra and Macy.