Myriam Williams Ingulsrud

Myriam Pauline Williams lngulsrud passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2019 at the age of 89 years at an assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City.  Inurnment of her ashes will be at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Friends may sign her online guest register at

Myriam was born In Okobojo, SD, on February 13, 1930, to Emil and Olive (Beckner) Ziesman, the second of 3 daughters. They lived on a farm near the small town of Okobojo where Myriam attended school.

In June of 1947 Myriam married Theodore Basil Williams. To this union three children were born – Sandra Kay McCallum, Curtis Basil Williams, and Calvin Scott Williams. Ted and Myriam made their first home near Cresbard, SD; lived In Spokane, Washington while Ted was in the military; then in Brookings, SD while Ted attended college. Eventually, they settled in Sturgis, SD where they raised their family. Myriam worked for many years as Dr. Bill Jones' medical assistant in the Sturgis medical clinic, and later in retail when they purchased properties and moved to Deadwood, SD.

Always a very hard worker, Myriam continued to own and manage their businesses following Ted's death in December of 1988. Myriam eventually retired and moved from Sturgis to Rapid City, SD.

In June of 1995 Myriam married Arnold lngulsrud. Arnold and Myriam enjoyed spending winters in sunny Mesa, Arizona, and would return to Edmore, North Dakota during the summers. After Arnold passed away, Myriam remained in Mesa year-round.

Myriam was active in various organizations in both SD and Mesa, and at the time of her death, was a faithful member of Hosannah Lutheran Church In Mesa. She enjoyed travelling, playing cards with friends, and spending time with family.

Myriam was preceded in death by husbands Ted Williams and Arnold lngulsrud, parents Emil and Olive Ziesman, step-father Jeff Clouse, and two sisters and their husbands Virginia (Maynard) Green and Joanne (Tom) Perino.

She is survived by her three children Sandra, Curtis, and Calvin (Diane); six grandchildren Brad (Trang) Hale, Cory Hale, Scott (Amy) Williams,   Eric Williams, Brandon (Kristi) Williams, Nicole (Dustin) Creech; eleven great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.