Maria LaRosa Spielmann
September 17, 2004 ~ November 23, 2022
Maria L. “Ria” Spielmann, 18, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the Region’s Hospital, Saint Paul, MN, due to a tragic car accident, on November 06, 2022.
Visitation with family will be 1:30-3:30pm, Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a Memorial Service at 3:30pm.
Maria LaRosa “Ria” Spielmann was born September 17, 2004, in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Lonn L. Spielmann and Charlotte L. Jostock. Maria loved to cut hair, do nails, and makeup, go on trails, draw, and ride her bike around Riverside, before she got her car. Maria liked to spend quality time with the people she cared about, especially her siblings and her grandparents. As Maria got older, she had many friends that she was close with and very open to meeting new friends. Maria was a senior at Joe Foss High School. She was very proud to be graduating this year and taking classes in nursing. Maria was also very eager to vote for the first time.
On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Maria was in a life-threatening car accident. Maria was unconscious on the scene due to injuries sustained from the accident. Paramedics were able to stabilize her. Maria was airlifted to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN, where she remained in a coma for seventeen days. Doctors presented devastating news that if she were to regain consciousness, she would no longer be the Maria we all knew her as.
Maria would be proud to be a donor and was able to “Gift” her tissue and sight to others. We are so very grateful and proud to honor her wishes.
Maria is survived by her parents, Lonn Spielmann, and Charlotte Jostock; Maria’s seven surviving siblings; Cody and Seth Spielmann, Alexis, Alicia, Rojelio, Rosabella, and Jade~Lynn Jostock; Maria was an aunt to three, Jordann, Lilianna, and Amelina; grandparents, Virginia Jostock, Alyce Spielmann, and Ronlad “Carol” Spielmann; Maria’s aunts and uncles include, Michelle (Frank) Garcia, Jacquline Garza, Kandee (Paul) Perreault, LeAnn (Eric) Thompson, and Kyle (Jeanie) Spielmann; and many cousins.
Maria is preceded in death by her grandfather, Roger James Jostock; and one uncle, Terry Gallegos.
As Maria would say “On God! Love You All.”