Friday, May 13, 2011

South Dakota Obituaries 05/13/2011


 

Albert Jones, 102, of Miller

Albert Jones, 102, of Miller, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller., His funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Reck Funeral Home in Miller with the Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery at Miller. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service., Albert David Jones was born April 25,


 


 

Alva Melbourne Taylor, 88, of Natick, Mass., formerly of Scituate and East Weymouth

Rev. Dr. Alva Melbourne Taylor, 88, of Natick, Mass., formerly of Scituate and East Weymouth, died Sunday May 8, 2011 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Natick., He was the beloved husband of Dr. Susan Garrett Taylor., A Natick resident for the past 11 years, he was born in Huron SD, the son of the


 


 

Anna Goetz

Mobridge: Anna Goetz, 96, of Mobridge passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Mobridge Regional Hospital. 


 


 

Anna Hoffmann, 99, of Huron

Anna Hoffmann, 99, of Huron, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at SunQuest Healthcare Center., Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Brian Grover officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kuhler Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to


 


 

Annetta Rae Williams

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -Annetta Rae (Miller) Williams, 50, a mother, wife and botanist, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at her home from breast cancer. Annetta was born July 6, 1960, in Rapid City, S.D. She was raised and educated in Rapid City and attended Rapid City Central High School, South Dakota State University at Brookings, S.D., and earned a B.S in Environmental Management with minors in math and physics. Annetta devoted herself to serving the Great Falls Rescue Mission most recently, and had, at one time, worked in all the following; school bus driver, florist, school teacher, butcher, youth counselor, real estate agent and art gallery owner. Most of all she was an extraordinary human being, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend. She was a courageous and beautiful spirit who lived for the Lord and her loved ones. The best friend we ever had, loved by all whose lives she touched. She enjoyed tatting, knitting, Bible study, bowling, antique shopping, garage sales and flower arranging. Survivors include her husband, Brian James Williams, and her daughter, Samantha Rae Williams, and son, Jacob Brian Williams, all of Great Falls; her parents, Ray and Dorothy Miller, Warsaw, Mo.; two sisters, Karen Maver, Rapid City, and Dawn Hagan, Clinton, Mo.; and a brother, Jim Miller, Des Moines, Iowa. She is also survived by Grace Olson, Fay Schmidt and family, and Nikki Anderson and family, all of Minneapolis, and Arthur Merde and family of Fort Mills, S.C. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday May 16, at Crossroads Memorial Church. Memorials in her name are suggested to the Great Falls Rescue Mission Haven of Hope. Condolences to the family can be left at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Anthony C. Boekhoff

Woodbury, MN - Anthony C. "Tony" Boekhoff, 70, of Maplewood, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at his home. His funeral will be 10:30 am, Monday, May 16, 2011 at Woodbury Baptist Church in Woodbury. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, 320-235-0545, www.hafh.org. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers., Tony was born on August 29, 1940, in Turner County, the son of George and Pearl (Auringer) Boekhoff., Surviving are his wife, Sharon; children, Julie (and Loren) Howell of Gilbert, AZ; Scott Boekhoff of Minneapolis; four grandchildren, Alyssa Howell, Jacquelin, Shawn and Joshua Boekhoff and great-grandson, Gannon Boekhoff. Also surviving are his sister, Eleanor (and John) Erickson, Sioux Falls; brother, Bob (Kathy) Boekhoff of Sheridan, OR and brothers-in-law, Bob Lund of Sioux Falls, SD and Jim Newberg of Harrisburg, SD., He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Ardelle Lund and Janet Newberg.


 


 

Ardis Ellen Vannoy Lange, 73, of Knoxville, Tenn.

Ardis Ellen Vannoy Lange, 73, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Mercy Residential Hospice., Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Lynnhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Groos and Sister Audrey Abbata officiating. Visit lynnhurstchapel.com., Ardis Ellen Hamilton


 


 

Ben Eller

Garretson - Ben Eller, 87, formerly of Grand Junction, CO, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his daughter's home near Garretson, SD. In accordance with Ben's wishes, no services will be held., Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Steven Eller of Helena, MT; his daughters, Carol Eller of Sioux Falls, SD, Jean (Mike) Heisler of Garretson, SD, Terry Eller (Mike Whype) of Watsonville, CA and Anita (Dave) Peterson of Elk River, MN; his brothers, Bruce (Linda) Eller of Raymond, CO and Robert Eller of Cedar Falls, IA and his many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, William., To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.


 


 

Charlotte S. Kupser

RAPID CITY - Charlotte S. Kupser, 68, Rapid City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include five children, Serena Teevens, Fargo, N.D., Brad Kupser, Ellsworth, Wis., Brian Kupser, Maple Grove, Minn., Bruce Kupser, Ipswich, and Calvin Kupser, Kingman, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; anda sister, Janet Waid, Adamsville, Pa. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Kirk Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Bartscher officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be at the Page (N.D.) Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Clara Marie Yeoman

Aberdeen: Clara Marie Yeoman, 77, of Aberdeen passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Primrose Cottages.


 


 

Dale Byron Bloodgood, 88, of Tempe, Ariz.

Dale Byron Bloodgood, age 88 passed away at his home in Tempe, Az., April 27, 2011 after suffering a heart attack in Nov. 2010. He was born and raised in Huron, South Dakota on Dec. 28, 1922 to the late Henrietta and EJ Bloodgood. He went on to farm in Huron until 1941 at which time he moved to Hollywood,


 


 

Darla Kay Kogel, 49, of Wessington Springs

Darla Kay Kogel, 49, of Wessington Springs, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls., Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wessington Springs with the Rev. Jim Friedrich and Msgr. Edward Burian officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery at Wessington Springs., Friends


 


 

Darlene Thunder Hawk

PINE RIDGE - Darlene Thunder Hawk, 59, Pine Ridge, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home.


 


 

Darrel K. Oakley

RAPID CITY - Darrel K. Oakley, 77, Rapid City, died May 10, 2011, at Fort Meade Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Carol "Wisdom" Oakley; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Sletten, Osteras, Norway, and Charyl Scroggins, Indonesia; a son, Kenneth Darrel Oakley, Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren; and two sisters: Della Louise Morris, Arvada, Colo., and Lelia Murrel Fortkamp, Santa Rosa, Calif. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon "Skip" Dean officiating. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial has been established. An online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com.


 


 

Dennis R. Whitaker, 66, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and formerly of the Willow Lake area

Dennis R. Whitaker, 66, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and formerly of the Willow Lake area, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center., His funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Arne-Weerts Funeral Home in Clark with the Rev. David Larson officiating. Burial will follow in Hague Lutheran Cemetery, rural Willow Lake, with military rites by


 


 

Diane F. Johnson

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Dick Hanson - North Fort Myers, Fla. Aug. 15, 1930 - May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:21 PM 

Dick Hanson, 80, formerly of Excelsior, Minn., and most recently from North Fort Myers, Fla., (winters) and Clearwater, Minn. (summers), died at Cape Coral, Fla., Hospital on May 6, 2011, with his high school sweetheart who became his beloved wife of 57 years,


 


 

Dick Wagner, 73, of Hayti

Dick Wagner, 73, of Hayti, died suddenly Tuesday, May 3, 2011., His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Hayti Lutheran Church. Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Hayti., He is survived by his wife, Carol; and three daughters, Kimberly (Erwin) Schaefer of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Darlene (Brian) Amdahl


 


 

Dominador Ruiz Pisawis - Flandreau Sept. 3, 1964 - May 9, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:23 PM 

Dominador Ruiz Pisawis, 46, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at his home. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday with a 7 p.m. prayer


 


 

Donald D. Aegerter

Sioux Falls - Donald D. Aegerter, age 75, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2011. Private family services were held., Donald Duane Aegerter, son of William and Lydia (Bjornson) Aegerter, was born June 3, 1935 in Albert Lea, MN. After graduating from high school, Don willing joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 and proudly served his country during the Korean War conflict until he was honorably discharged in 1956., He was united in marriage to Betty Violet Cobb on December 31, 1956. The couple made their home in Sacramento, CA, where Don worked for Western Electric. In 1958, the couple made their home in Waterloo, IA where he was general manager of Canteen Vending Services. In 1985, they moved to Ames, IA, later moving to Coon Rapids, MN, Waterloo, IA and after retiring in 1997, to Sioux Falls in 2009., Don will be remembered as a man who adored his wife, a loving father and grandfather and a person who could strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved to tease family and friends and enjoyed telling a good story. As a father and grandfather, many friends will recall him sharing his family's proud accomplishments. Don also enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and lawn care., Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Betty, his children, Deborah Drilling, Maple Grove, MN; Donald (Joy) Aegerter, Waterloo, IA; Jeffrey (Becky) Aegerter, Sioux Falls, SD; Michael (Sarah) Aegerter, Shell Rock, IA; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Deloris Bender, Waterloo, IA; Rosemary (Mike) Pagano, Lawton, OK; and William (Donna) Aegerter, of Waterloo, IA., For obituary and online registry, please visit www.millerfh.com.


 


 

Donald Jay Rogers, 88, of Lake Forest Park, Wash.

Donald Jay Rogers, 88, of Lake Forest Park, Wash., and formerly of Wessington Springs, died Monday, April 25, 2011., Donald Jay Rogers was born April 27, 1922, to Joseph and Nanna Rogers on a farm north of Valley City, N.D. He graduated from Valley City State Teachers College High School., He received his associate of arts degree from Wessington


 


 

Donald M. Boettcher - Bruce Aug. 25, 1923 - May 10, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:25 PM 

Donald M. Boettcher, 87, of Bruce, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Estelline Nursing & Care Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Bruce. Burial and military rites are at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 


 


 

Donald Mohr

Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Fri., May 13, for Donald Mohr, 76, Madison, who died on May 10, 2011, at his residence under the care of Madison Hospice. The Rev. Verlyn Hanson will officiate in the Weiland Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery.


 


 

Doris R. Geigel, 95, of Huron

Doris R. Geigel, 95, of Huron, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home., Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Terry Anderson officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kuhler Funeral Home.


 


 

Dorothy Searing, 83, of Huron

Dorothy Searing, 83, of Huron, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her home., Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kuhler Funeral Home, and then from 6


 


 

Duane F. Davis

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Edith A. Gibbons - Brookings Dec. 5, 1926 - May, 6, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:17 PM 

Edith A. Gibbons, 84, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Brookview Manor in Brookings. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Campbell Lutheran Church in rural Volga. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. with a 6 p.m. prayer 


 


 

Edna Delores Banks, 82, of Huron

Edna Delores Banks, 82, of Huron, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Huron SunQuest Healthcare Center., Her body was cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date., Welter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Edna V. Rossman - White April 7, 1911 - May 9, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:27 PM

Edna V. Rossman, 100, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at the White Healthcare Center. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in White. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Eidsness Funeral


 


 

Edward H. Tunby

Houghton: Memorial service for Edward H. Tunby, 90, of Houghton, S.D., will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Aberdeen Alliance... 


 


 

Edwin Fowler - Clinton, Mo. Feb. 13, 1945 - May 9, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:29 PM 

Edwin Fowler, 66, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at St. Luke's Plaza Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton, Mo. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the funeral chapel.


 


 

Elmer James Bitz

Aberdeen: Funeral services for Elmer James Bitz, 61, of Aberdeen will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home,...


 


 

Eugene A. Alendal, 88, of Viborg

Eugene A. Alendal, 88, of Viborg, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg., His funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Bethany Lutheran Church in Viborg with burial in Holland Cemetery at Centerville. Arrangements are with Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Chapel of Hurley., Eugene Arthur Alendal was born Feb. 6, 1923, at Viborg to Arthur


 


 

Eva Belle Schnetzer, 89, of Wolsey

Eva Belle Schnetzer, 89, of Wolsey, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Huron Regional Medical Center., Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial in Broadland Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Welter Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. or one


 


 

Eva Belle Schnetzer, age 89, of Wolsey

Eva Belle Schnetzer, age 89, of Wolsey, died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Huron Regional Medical Center. Her Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron, with burial at the Broadland Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the


 


 

Evallyn F. Wolf

BELLE FOURCHE -Evallyn F. Wolf, 90, Belle Fourche, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Belle Fourche Health Care Center. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Harrison, Rapid City, and A. Louise Chaffee, Sturgis. Arrangements are pending with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills.


 


 

Evallyn F. Wolf, 90

Friday, May 13, 2011 12:40 PM 

Evallyn F. Wolf, 90, of Belle Fourche, died Wednesday May 11, 2011 at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center. 


 


 

Felix J. Mehia, Sr., 79

Friday, May 13, 2011 12:40 PM 

Felix J. Mehia, Sr., 79, of Lead passed away May 8, 2011 at his home. 


 


 

Frances Cassutt

Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Thurs., May 12, for Frances Ellen Cassutt, 73, Ramona, who died on May 9, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. The Rev. Robert Vinslauski will officiate in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at Madison, and burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Badus Township.


 


 

George L. Dewey

RAPID CITY - George L. Dewey, 95, Rapid City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Gerald Dewey, Rapid City; a daughter, Carla Jean Johnson, Hot Springs; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Dewey, Borger, Texas. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Kirk Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Diehl officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. An online guest book is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Gerald Rouillard

RAPID CITY - Gerald Rouillard, 32, Rapid City and formerly of Kyle, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge. 


 


 

Geraldine Kay Ames, 71, of Virgil

Geraldine Kay Ames, 71, of Virgil, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Fire Steel Healthcare Center in Mitchell., Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral. Burial will be in Tulare Cemetery. Visit remboldfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Geraldine "Gerry" Kay Ames, 71, of Virgil

Geraldine "Gerry" Kay Ames, 71, of Virgil, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Fire Steel Healthcare Center in Mitchell., Her funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral. Burial will be in Tulare Cemetery. Visit remboldfuneralhome.com., Geraldine Kay Blake was born Dec. 9, 1939, to Raphael


 


 

Glen Edward Garrett

PIERRE - Glen Edward Garrett, 76, lifelong Sully County resident, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Avera Prince of Peace Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Pierre; four children, Brad of Pierre, Jeff of Spearfish, Michael of Columbia, Mo., and Dawn Haggerty; 13 grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and siblings, Ina Binkley, Roswell, Ga., Roger Garrett, Spearfish, and Jean Windedahl, Highland Village, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CDT), with 7 p.m. prayer services Sunday, May 15, at Feigum Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (CDT) Monday, May 16, at Pierre First Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. An online guestbook is at www.feigumfh.com.


 


 

Glen Garrett

Pierre - Glen Edward Garrett, a lifelong Sully County resident, died May 11, 2011 in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be between 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the Feigum Funeral Home. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierre First Methodist Church. Glen was born to Edith Sutton Garrett and Geoffrey R. Garrett in Pierre, SD on October 8, 1934. Glen is survived by his wife, Betty, four children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Memorials to benefit St. Mary's Hospice and the Glen and Geoff Garrett athletic scholarship fund at Pierre High School. Feigum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Greg D. Wiedebush, 40, of Mellette

Greg D. Wiedebush, 40, of Mellette, died Friday, April 29, 2011, near Brentford., His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mansfield with the Revs. Lloyd Redhage and Bret Bierman officiating., Gregory Dennis Wiedebush was born April 15, 1971, at Aberdeen to Dennis and Lynda (Stucker) Wiedebush. He graduated from Warner High School in


 


 

Gregory Allen Smith, 50

Friday, May 13, 2011 12:40 PM

A memorial service for Gregory Allen Smith, 50, of Sheridan, Wyo., will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the New Life Wesleyan Church, 1000 Commanche Ave. in Gillette, Wyo., with Pastor Wesley Smith officiating. 


 


 

Gregory McPhee

Sioux Falls - Gregory McPhee, 59, of Sioux Falls, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at Southridge Health Care Center in Sioux Falls., Gregory Allen McPhee was born March 26, 1952 in Renton, WA, but had lived the past several years in the Sioux Falls area., Survivors include his wife, Teresa McPhee of Sioux Falls, SD; his children, Johnny Powell and Kari Powell, both of Sioux Falls, Tammy Martinez of Tacoma, WA, Gregory "Barney" McPhee and Tina Marie McPhee, living in California; numerous grandchildren; and his siblings, Donna Byrd, Birdine Wildenauer, Laura Bertleson and Randy McPhee. He is also survived by his mother, Donna McGuire., No memorial services are planned. Interment of his cremated body will be in Washington state.


 


 

Guadalupe Jaso

RAPID CITY - Guadalupe "Robert" "Lupe" Jaso, 54, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the IHS Hospital in Pine Ridge. Lupe was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Albert and Estella (Valdez) Jaso. He married Sherry Cummings Feb. 9, 2002, in Rapid City. Robert is survived by his wife, Sherry Jaso, Rapid City; five sons, Guadalupe Jaso Jr., Albert Jaso and Josh Jaso, all of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Trevor Swan and Cody Swan, both of Rapid City; three daughters, Tasha Jaso, Scottsbluff, Ida Jaso, Rapid City, and Jessica Yellow Boy, Pine Ridge; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, Albert Jaso Jr., San Antonio, Daniel Jaso, Dallas, Texas, and Isaac Jaso, San Angelo, Texas; and four sisters, Jose Guevarra, San Angelo, Margaret Guajardo, Amarillo, Texas, and Maria Jaso and Sarah Moreno, both of San Angelo. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and a very special person in his life, Grandma Jacinta Jaso. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility with Pastor Brent Reeves officiating. Interment will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may sign his online guest register and offer condolences at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com.


 


 

Harold Menches

Madison - Harold Menches, 79, died Thurs., May 12, 2011, at the V.A. Medical Center., He was born May 1, 1932, to Joseph and Bernice (Reichelt) Menches at Sioux Falls. He was raised in the Tea area where he attended Golden Rod Elementary School and graduated from Lennox High School in 1950. Harold served in the US Army during the Korean War and married Elizabeth Abraham on July 19, 1955. He worked for Sunshine Foods in Sioux Falls and moved to a farm near Madison in 1958. He retired from farming in 1997 and they moved into Madison in 2005., Harold was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the ASCS Committee, Ramona American Legion, bowling leagues and Concord Township Board., Survivors include his wife Elizabeth; three daughters, Renae (David) Olson, Melodee (David) Tyburec and Sherry (Jay) Van Liere; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one sister, Patty (Bruce) Cameron; five step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren., Services will be 10:30 AM Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Ramona and burial in the church cemetery with Military Honors by Ramona American Legion. Visitation begins noon Sunday with a Prayer Service at 7 PM at Ellsworth Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to St. John Memorial Fund, Sioux Falls V.A. Medical Center or Union Gospel Mission. Condolences / obituary at www.ellsworthfh.com.


 


 

Helen Kunze, 86, of Huron

Helen Kunze, 86, of Huron, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Salida, Colo., Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kuhler Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to


 


 

Helen Schneller, 90, of Huron

Helen Schneller, 90, of Huron, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the SunQuest Health Care Center., Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Crippen officiating. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery., There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Kuhler Funeral Home.


 


 

Herbert Bandelman, 80, of Huron

Herbert Bandelman, 80, of Huron, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home in Huron., His body was cremated and there will be a private graveside service at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Huron., Arrangements are under the direction of Welter Funeral Home of Huron. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com., Herbert John Bandelman was born on April 28, 1931, in


 


 

Howard Henry Wagner

Vermillion - Howard Henry Wagner, 67, of Vermillion, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD., Arrangements are pending with Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion.


 


 

Irene Tobin Stevens, 90, of Huron

Irene Tobin Stevens, 90, of Huron, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at SunQuest Healthcare Center., Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial in Broadland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at


 


 

Irene Tobin Stevens, age 90 of Huron

Irene Tobin Stevens, age 90 of Huron, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Huron SunQuest Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial at Broadland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 6:00


 


 

Jacob E. Hofer, 93, of Huron and formerly of rural Hitchcock

Jacob E. Hofer, 93, of Huron and formerly of rural Hitchcock, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Huron Regional Medical Center., His funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Prairie Bible Church, rural Carpenter, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home with the family present from 6


 


 

Jacob E. Hofer, 93, of Huron, and formerly of rural Hitchcock

Jacob E. Hofer, 93, of Huron, S.D., formerly of rural Hitchcock, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Huron Regional Medical Center., His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Prairie Bible Church (formerly Hutterthal Mennonite Church) rural Carpenter, with burial in the church cemetery., Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday (today) at Welter


 


 

James Fitzgerald

No Description Available! 


 


 

James "Jim" Peck, 71, of St. Lawrence

James "Jim" Peck, 71, of St. Lawrence, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital., His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today at St. Lawrence Community Church. Burial will be in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery., James Eugene Peck was born June 10, 1939, to Raymond and Theresa (Manning) Peck at Miller. He attended country school


 


 

Janet Ayres

Sioux Falls - Janet Rae Ayres, 67, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 11th 2011 at Avera Heart Hospital. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 13th from 5-7 PM and Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 4:30 PM; both at Miller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, it is Janet's wish to have memorials sent in her name to Special Olympics Brookings (304 15th Ave, Brookings, SD 57006) or the Sioux Falls Humane Society (3720 E. Benson Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57104)., Janet was born in Yankton, SD on October 30th, 1943 to John and Helen (Lane) Kaiser. She graduated from Yankton High School and received her Teaching Certificate from Black Hills State University. Janet was married to Larry B. Ayres on August 25th, 1963 in Yankton, SD., Janet is survived by her husband Larry B. Ayres, daughter Kari Stewart and husband Greg of St. Paul, MN, son Larry R. "Turby" Ayres and wife Jill and granddaughters Sarah, Anna and Abby of Brookings, SD., Janet was very involved in Special Olympics of South Dakota. She was a former officer of Cosmopolitan International, Cosmopals and various other organizations. Janet's world revolved around her friends and family., For obituary and online registry, please visit www.millerfh.com.


 


 

Janet Ayres, Sioux Falls

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:02 AM 

Janet Rae Ayres, 67, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, May 11, 2011, at Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls. 


 


 

Janet Marie Fearon, 68, of Rapid City

Janet Marie Fearon, 68, of Rapid City, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the VA Black Hills Health Care Center at Fort Meade., Her committal service will be 11 a.m. today in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with military honors by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.


 


 

Jay Tschetter, 43, of Cavour

Jay Tschetter, 43, of Cavour, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Huron Regional Medical Center., His funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Church with the Rev. David Erdman officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Church section of Ideal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kuhler Funeral Home with the family


 


 

Jerome 'Jerry' Ganje

Aberdeen: Jerome "Jerry" Ganje, 70, of Aberdeen died Monday, May 9, 2011.


 


 

Jerry Vaad

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Jerry Vaad, Oacoma

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:05 AM 

Jerry Vaad, 71, Oacoma, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Rochester, Minn. 


 


 

Jim Peck, 71, of St. Lawrence

Jim Peck, 71, of St. Lawrence, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital., His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Community Church. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Interment will be in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery.


 


 

Joan Parker - Arlington April 28, 1946 - May 4, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:28 PM 

Joan Parker, 65, of Arlington and Harlingen, Texas died May 4, 2011.
 A memorial was held Tuesday at Christian Fellowship Church. She was born April 28, 1946 to Cor and Henretta Bos of Edgerton, Minn. She grew up on the family


 


 

Joe Kronberg

BISON - Joe Kronberg, 52, Bison, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, while working on Nabors Oil Rig 177 near Williston, N.D. Survivors include his wife, Margo, and their children, Brody, Kallie and Morgan Kronberg, all of Bison; his mother, Caroline Kronberg, and two brothers, Keith Kronberg, and Carl Kronberg, all of Forbes, N.D.; two sisters, Carol Kieson, Watford City, N.D., and Beth Dahl, Keene, N.D. Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Bison American Lutheran Church and one hour before services at Bison School Gymnasium on Sunday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15, at the gym with the Rev. Marjorie Hershey officiating. Burial will follow at Bison Cemetery. A memorial has been established. An online guestbook is available at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.


 


 

John S. Wipf Sr., 82, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

John S. Wipf Sr., 82, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Wednesday, April 27, 2011., A memorial service will be held at Sunnyslope Mennonite Church in Phoenix at 3 p.m. today., John S. Wipf was born at Huron July 25, 1928, to Lydia and Sam Wipf., In 1948 he married Gloria Wallman. He worked for Armour Company.


 


 

Jorden T. Yde

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Joseph Heirigs

Menno - Joseph Heirigs, 85, died May 10, 2011 at his home in Menno., Services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Boniface/ Idylwilde Catholic Church, rural Freeman., Visitation is Friday at the church starting at 4:00 pm, with a Scripture/ Rosary Service at 7:00 pm., Register online at www.viborgfuneralhome.com., He was born August 7, 1925 to Joseph and Iva (Johanson) Heirigs on the farm by Turkey Ridge. He farmed with his Dad until joining the US Army in February of 1946. He served in post war Germany until December of 1948. While in Germany, he married Tonja Kotschegarow and their first son Henry was born. After his discharge, they returned to the farm at Turkey Ridge and 4 children joined the family: Ralph (Roxie), Dorothy (Gary) Sanborn, Debby (Dan) Grace and Rick (Laura). Tonja passed away in May of 1970. Joseph married Joyce Hertz on July 2, 1971. She brought 5 sons Tom, Robert, Charlie, Jack and Jim Hertz to complete their family., Joe followed in his father's footstep and took up woodworking. He and Joyce started J & J Crafts. They traveled statewide to many craft shows and made many new friends along the way. Joe was an active member of the VFW and the American Legion. Joe and Joyce retired and moved into Menno in 1983. This year they would have celebrated their 40th anniversary., He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Tonja, a sister Evelyn Hauger and a step-son Charlie Hertz., Joseph is survived by his wife Joyce of Menno; 9 children; 32 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen (Jerome) Weier of Turkey Ridge.


 


 

Joshua Greve Brookings April 2, 1984 - April 21, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:26 PM 

Joshua Greve, 27, died April 21, 2011. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookings. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rude's Funeral Home in Brookings. Joshua Daniel Greve 


 


 

Joyce H. Johnson, 80, of Huron

Joyce H. Johnson, 80, of Huron, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at SunQuest Healthcare Center., Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Welter Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Iroquois. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. or one prior to


 


 

Joyce Hattie Johnson, 80, of Huron

Joyce Hattie Johnson, 80, of Huron, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at SunQuest Healthcare Center., Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Welter Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Iroquois. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. or one hour prior


 


 

Joyce Passenheim, 85, of Huron

Joyce Passenheim, 85, of Huron, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at home., A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Brandsrud officiating. Private burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Visit kuhlerfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Juanita H. Van Tour, 98, of Mesa, Ariz.

Juanita H. Van Tour, 98, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, May 1, 2011, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa., A memorial service will be 2 p.m. May 14 in Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Cremains burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visit welterfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Juanita H. Van Tour, age 98 of Phoenix, Ariz.

Juanita H. Van Tour, age 98 of Phoenix, AZ, formerly a long time resident of Huron, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Her Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Huron, SD. with burial at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron.


 


 

Kaehl Leonard Volesky, 84, of Bartlesville, Okla.

Kaehl Leonard Volesky, 84, of Bartlesville, Okla., died Sunday, May 8, 2011., A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Wesleyan Church in Bartlesville with the Revs. Joe Colaw and Michael Colaw officiating. Arrangements are with Walker-Brown Funeral Home., Kaehl Leonard Volesky was born March 23, 1927, at Huron to Leonard and Martha (Baker) Volesky.


 


 

Kelsee Warrick-Ford, infant

Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:02 PM 

Kelsee Warrick-Ford, daughter of Kyler and Destiny was born and died on May 5, 2011 at Spearfish Regional Hospital. 


 


 

Kenneth L. 'Ken' Rasmussen - Estelline Oct. 9, 1926 - May 8, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:34 PM 

Kenneth L. Rasmussen, 84, of Watertown and Estelline, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Daugherty Hospice Unit in Sioux Falls. A memorial service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown with 


 


 

LeRoy A. "Lee" Bauer

RAPID CITY - LeRoy A. "Lee" Bauer, 80, Rapid City, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Alice Bauer, Rapid City; three sons, Paul, Terrance and Thomas; two daughters, Theresa Palmer and Amy Nelson; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard and Raymond Bauer. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Janusz Korban as celebrant. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date. Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.behrenswilson.com.


 


 

Lenora Estella Buchholz

Ashley, N.D.: Lenora Estella Buchholz, 81, of Breckenridge, Minn., passed away May 11, 2011.


 


 

Lester W. Holben

SPEARFISH - Lester W. Holben, 78, Spearfish, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital. Lester was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Hulett, Wyo., to George A. and Pearl (Fowlkes) Holben, a two-generation pioneer family. His mother and father moved to Spearfish from Wyoming in 1941. He graduated from Spearfish High School in 1952, where he received the class Best Sportsman Award. He attended Black Hills State College for two years and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954, serving in the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa and Ellsworth AFB, where he was trained as a B-36 mechanic and received the Airman of the Month award. He married the love of his life, Phyllis Ferguson, in Laurens, Iowa, on June 16, 1963. He was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and Naja Shrine Cowboy Patrol. His brother Marston has said the best way to describe Lester is: "He loved his family, worked hard, had high integrity, had many friends and was the nicest guy he ever knew . . . bar none." He loved his life's work as a trucker and cattle rancher from which he retired in 1990. He always kept in touch with aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. He will be missed by many and heaven is getting one super guy. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Phyllis of Spearfish; two sons, Jim (Geni) and Dan (Marcie); grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Stran and Shaylie; his younger brother, Marston (Marian); and close friends, Bill (Emmy) Rollin and Dr. Forrest (Sharon) Brady and their children, Rachel and Dan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and younger brother, Melbourne. A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Dar Berkenpas officiating. Private family burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established or donations may be sent to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels & Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.


 


 

Lester W. Holben, 78

Friday, May 13, 2011 12:40 PM 

Lester W. Holben, 78, of Spearfish, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the Spearfish Regional Hospital.


 


 

Lisa Babbitt

Lisa J. Babbitt, 45, Dewitt, Ill., former Rutland resident, died on May 4, 2011, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington.


 


 

Lois Weatherford, Woonsocket

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:07 AM 

Lois Weatherford, 85, Woonsocket, died Thursday, may 12, 2011, at the Prairie View Care Center, Woonsocket. 


 


 

Lowell Styles

Brentford: Lowell Styles, 88, of Brentford, S.D., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield. His funeral will...


 


 

Lowell William Styles, 88, of Brentford

Lowell William Styles, 88, of Brentford, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield., His funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brentford United Church of Christ with the Rev. Jon Damaska officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present


 


 

Lucille Waldrop, 80, of New Braunfels, Texas, and formerly of St. Lawrence

Lucille Waldrop, 80, of New Braunfels, Texas, and formerly of St. Lawrence, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels., A memorial service will be held in July. Arrangements are with Reck Funeral Home of Miller. Visit familyfuneralhome.net.


 


 

Marcella Sophia (Marquardt) Miller, 87, of Canova

Marcella Sophia (Marquardt) Miller, 87, of Canova, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard., Her funeral will be 11a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Canova. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Willoughby Funeral Home in


 


 

Margaret 'Peg' O' Connell - Northfield, Minn. July 20, 1914 - March 10, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:18 PM 

Margaret "Peg" O'Connell, 96, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Northfield Care Center in Northfield, Minn. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brookings, with Rev. Rod Farke, Rev. Jerome Holtzman, and Monsignor


 


 

Margaret R. "Maggie" Nelson

Scottsdale, AZ - Margaret R. "Maggie" Nelson died on May 8, 2011 at the age of 82 at her home in Scottsdale. Maggie was born on October 31, 1928 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Catherine and George Spear. She was the second of six children. She went to work for the phone company at the age of 16. She was a graduate of Washington High School. She married Garnold S. (Gary) Nelson on November 29, 1950. They had two children and lived in the Minneapolis, MN suburbs. They moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1984. She loved dancing and flying around the country with Gary. She is survived by her son Gregory Thomas Nelson, his wife Michele and their daughter Kori Louise, and by her daughter Paulla Ann Nelson-Shira, her husband Mark and their children, William Nelson and Carolyn Ann. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 14th at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480-945-9521). There will be a small reception at Messinger following the Service., Memorial contributions may be made to The Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation at 10001 N. 92nd St., Ste. 121, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, or online at www.shc.org/Ways+to+Give/Foundation/Give+Now.


 


 

Martin Borgheiinck

Milbank: Martin Borgheiinck, 96, died May 8 at Bethesda Home in Webster.


 


 

Marvin Moilan Sr., 90, of Huron

Marvin Moilan Sr., 90, of Huron, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron., His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at American Lutheran Church in Huron with burial in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery., Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Welter Funeral Home with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.,


 


 

Marvin Moilan, 90, of Huron

Marvin Moilan, 90, of Huron, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home., His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at American Lutheran Church with burial in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Welter Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m.


 


 

Mary L. Thomas

Aberdeen: Mass of Christian burial for Mary L. Thomas, 87, of Aberdeen: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at St. Mary's Church in Aberdeen.


 


 

Mary Labidee, Arlington, Texas

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:00 AM 

Mary M. Labidee, 98, Arlington, Texas, formerly of Chamberlain, died on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at her home in Arlington.


 


 

Morris "Mike" Jacobsen

Vermillion - Morris "Mike" Jacobsen, 74, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Centerville, SD, died Wednesday, May 11 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD., Mike was born January 26, 1937 in Centerville to Ragnvald and Mary Ellen (Cummings) Jacobsen. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1954 and joined the Air Force in 1956. He served until 1958, and the State of Iowa trained Mike to be a draftsman and he worked for Pittsburg Des Moines Steel as a draftsman. He was part of a crew that drafted the St. Louis Arch. He worked as a draftsman for 25 years, retiring in 1993., Mike was preceded in death by his parents, three half sisters and three half brothers., He is survived by two sisters: Rachel Hult and Vivian Williams of Omaha, NE, and his twin brother Pat of Des Moines, and a brother Nupe "Bob" and his wife Claire of Sioux Falls., A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 13 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be on Saturday, May 14 at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines. Online condolences and obituary: hansenfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Myrtle Thelen

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Tues., May 10, for Myrtle Louise Thelen, 82, former Madison resident, who died on May 5, 2011, at Dawson ICF-MR in Dawson, Minn. The Rev. Constanze Hagmaier will officiate in the Weiland Funeral Chapel at Madison, and burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery here.


 


 

Odella Gregg, 93, of Harrold

Odella Gregg, 93, of Harrold, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Highmore Health., Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Harrold with the Rev. Jenene Earl officiating. Burial will follow in Medicine Hill Cemetery at Harrold. A prayer service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Luze Funeral Home in Highmore., Visit familyfuneralhome.net.


 


 

Orletha G. Keeton, 90, of Wessington Springs

Orletha G. Keeton, 90, of Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Weskota Manor/Avera Health in Wessington Springs., Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Paulson officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church with a


 


 

Paula Lundquist, age 88, of Huron

Paula Lundquist, age 88, of Huron, SD, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Huron SunQuest Healthcare Center. Her memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church preceded by burial at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 pm.


 


 

Phyllis Basham, Woonsocket

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:06 AM 

Phyllis F. Basham, 89, Woonsocket, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Bethany Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. 


 


 

Raymond E. Chard

CUSTER - Raymond Edwin Chard, 89, Custer, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at home. He served in the Army Air Corp. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Chard, and a daughter, Connie Wellington, both of Custer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at McColleys Chapel of the Hills. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Custer Lutheran Fellowship with the Rev. Tom Opoien officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established to benefit Custer Lutheran Fellowship. An online guestbook is available at www.mccolleyschapels.com.


 


 

Roger D. Bartholow, 77, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Roger D. Bartholow, 77, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Regency Place., His funeral was April 26 at Trinity Episcopal Church., Roger D. Bartholow was born Dec. 5, 1933, at Huron to Cecil and Della (Jeske) Bartholow., He was a Korean War Army veteran. He was co-owner of Soccer House for 20 years


 


 

Roger Schrag

Sioux City - Roger Schrag, 71, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City. He was born on Dec. 18th, 1939 to Otto and Anna (Wipf) Schrag., Survivors include a brother, David (Kim) Schrag of Bridgewater; sister, Eileen (Sal) Hofer of Doland; 7 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews., Services will be at 11 am Monday, May 16 at the Salem MB church of rural Bridgewater with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Sunday at the Walter Funeral Home in Bridgewater with the family present from 7-8 pm. Walter Funeral Home of Bridgewater has been entrusted with arrangements.


 


 

Ruby Stangeland - Gary June 27, 1925 - May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:12 PM 

Ruby Stangeland, 85, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, in the Hendricks Hospital in Hendricks, Minn. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gary with the Rev. Bruce Mueller officiating. Burial is in the Grandview Cemetery


 


 

Ruth Holen - Clear Lake Aug. 16, 1923 - May 8, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:16 PM 

Ruth Holen, 87, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Sanford Deuel County Medical Center in Clear Lake. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Hans Sacrison officiating. Burial is in the


 


 

Sherry LaRe Gray Lincoln, Neb. April 30, 1944 - Feb, 28, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:33 PM 

Sherry LaRe Gray, 66, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, due to cancer, in Lincoln, Neb. Funeral services were held March 5, at Roper and Sons Funeral Home in Lincoln with the Rev. Kara James officiating. Graveside services were held at Lincoln Memorial Park


 


 

Shirley Anderson, 81, of Doland

Shirley Anderson, 81, of Doland, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen., Arrangements are with Thelen Funeral Home of Redfield. Visit thelenfuneralhome.com. 


 


 

Shirley E. Simmons White Jan. 2, 1919 - May 8, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:20 PM 

Shirley E. Simmons, 92, formerly of Madison, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the White Healthcare Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in White. Burial and military rites are at 2 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery


 


 

Shirley McKibben Turlock, Calif. Aug. 4, 1928 - May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:31 PM 

Shirley McKibben, 82, died at her daughter's home on May 6, 2011, after battling congestive heart failure for more than a year. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in White. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation


 


 

Shirley Simmons

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wed., May 11, for Shirley Ernest Simmons, 92, White, former Madison resident, who died on May 8, 2011, at the White Healthcare Center. The services will be held in the United Methodist Church at White, followed by interment and military rites at 2 p.m. in Graceland Cemetery at Madison.


 


 

Steven A. "Lefty" Wright, 42, of Huron and formerly of Redfield

Steven A. "Lefty" Wright, 42, of Huron and formerly of Redfield, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen of cancer., His funeral will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield with the Rev. William Osborn officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2


 


 

Steven Scofield - Flandreau Sept. 27, 1952 - May 11, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:32 PM 

Steven Scofield, 58, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his home. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church. Burial is in Union Cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Skroch Funeral Chapel with a 7 p.m. 


 


 

Steven William Jepperson - Chandler, Ariz.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:11 PM 

Steven William Jepperson died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 21, 2011, at his home in Chandler, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at the Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls on Friday at 7 p.m. The family will be


 


 

Tamlin Sandve, 82, of Langford

Tamlin Sandve, 82, of Langford, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Avera-St. Luke Hospital in Aberdeen., His funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Langford with the Rev. Charlie Bunk officiating. Burial will be in Falnes Cemetery, rural Langford. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer


 


 

Thelma Jean Schofield

PHILIP - Thelma Jean Schofield, 84, Philip, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip after a lengthy illness. The immediate family as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends were able to visit her and show their love before God called her home. Thelma Jean Fosheim was born Nov. 24, 1926, at Pierre, the daughter of Peter and Viola (Hand) Fosheim. She grew up in the Deep Creek area and attended school at the Little Eagle School. She graduated from Midland High School in 1944 and attended Black Hills Teachers College. She taught school at the Ottumwa and Hayes schools. She married Matthew V. "Mike" Schofield on March 1, 1946, at Midland, where they farmed and ranched in the Midland area. They moved to Midland when Mike accepted the town marshal job in the mid-1950s and following his election as Haakon County Sheriff in 1962, the couple and their family moved to Philip where Thelma Jean would spend the rest of her life. The most important thing to Thelma Jean was her family and her unconditional love for them. Her love was tempered with patience and discipline, and her eight children learned about being responsible and dependable, and the importance of the work ethic and keeping your word. Her Norwegian heritage was strong and whatever life threw at her was met with a calm and resilient toughness. One of her favorite sayings was, "Well, things could always be worse." She always seemed to know that her strong faith in God and family would carry her through anything that life had to offer. The family history book she wrote in 1988, "To Die For Old Glory," expressed her patriotism for her country and its ideals and her thanks to her husband, Mike, and his brothers who served in WWII. Her passing leads to a reunion with the love of her life, her husband, Mike, of 39 years who passed away in 1985. Thelma Jean will always be remembered for her Norwegian hospitality at her home in Philip where the coffee pot was always on and visitors were soon looking at a plate of cookies or some other treat on the table. She always had a genuine interest and honest concern for how things were going with her kids and their families, and she was truly a person who always treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Family and friends will miss her quiet Norwegian ways, her ready smile, her subtle sense of humor and her willingness to always help if needed. Thelma Jean didn't have much for hobbies, except maybe gardening, cooking and baking because her family was everything. In her early 70s, however, she decided to take piano lessons and held numerous impromptu concerts for her family, especially the grandkids. She also liked to read, and one could often find her clicking away at the table on her electric typewriter. Christmas time was the perfect season for her to throw together a big batch of her homemade party mix and distribute containers and tins to family and friends. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Always gracious, always polite, always loving, Thelma Jean Schofield will be missed the most by her children, her brothers and sisters, and all who knew her. Heaven is a better place today. Thelma Jean is survived by her children, Nancy (Tom) Russell of Black Hawk, Patricia Freeman of Philip, Matt Schofield (Carol), Michael (Janice) Schofield, Wade Schofield, and Jason (Lisa) Schofield, all of Philip, Brad (Debbie) Schofield of Gillette, Wyo., and Nina (Brent) Richardson of Sheldon, N.D.; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Peter (Sylvia) Fosheim of Pierre, Joe Fosheim of Midland, and Vic (Carol) Fosheim of Midland; five sisters, Pauline Schofield of Midland, Edith Schofield of Evansville, Wyo., Judy (George) Gerig of Sturgis, Tina (Orlyn) Haug of Aurora, Colo., and Ruth (Lou) Gassner of Berthoud, Colo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Thelma Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew V. "Mike" Schofield; her parents; four brothers, Richard, Roger, Johnny and George Fosheim; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Marshall. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Rush Funeral Home, and one hour before services at the hall on Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the American Legion Hall with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Tommy Stacey, Salem

Friday, May 13, 2011 5:59 AM

Tommy L. Stacey, 74, Salem, died May 9, 2011. 


 


 

Ton'ia Miller, 88, of Miller

Ton'ia Miller, 88, of Miller, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital., A memorial service will be Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Miller with the Rev. Chester Murtha officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Ann Catholic Cemetery., Arrangements are with Rembold Funeral Home of St. Lawrence. Visit remboldfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Tyler Norgaard

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sat., May 7, for Tyler Daniel Norgaard, 19, Arlington, who died on May 4, 2011, in Watertown. The Rev. Jeff Hanson will officiate in Trinity Lutheran Church at Arlington, and burial will be in Arlington City Cemetery.


 


 

Velma Schuldt

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sat., May 7, for Velma Elizabeth Schuldt, 94, Madison, who died on May 4, 2011, at Madison Community Hospital. The services will be held in Zion Lutheran Church at Mitchell, and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at Fulton.


 


 

Viola Lydia Gerving

Aberdeen: The funeral service for Viola Lydia Gerving, 91, of Aberdeen will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran... 


 


 

Violet Ruppelt, 84, of Springfield

Violet Ruppelt, 84, of Springfield, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 8, 2011, at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre., Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield with burial in Springfield Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in


 


 

Waldon L. Simons

Flandreau - Waldo L. Simons, 85, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his home in Sioux Falls. Waldo is survived by 2 sisters: Arla Ailts, Sioux Falls, and Audrey (John) Zwingelberg, White River, SD; 15 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Gerald Ailts., Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Flandreau with burial in Lone Rock Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation begins at 12 noon Saturday at the church. www.skrochfc.com


 


 

Yvette LaBree, 46, of Huron

Yvette LaBree, 46, of Huron, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls., Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Whipkey officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kuhler Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit kuhlerfuneralhome.com.

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