Obituaries

Paul LeRoy Voss

Paul LeRoy Voss, age 72, of Huron, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Huron Regional Medical Center. An open house celebrating Paul’s life will be held from 1-4 pm on Saturday, October 21st at the Plains in Huron.

Paul was born on August 8, 1945 in Rockwell City, Iowa. In the mid 1950’s, Paul’s family relocated to Huron area where he later made his home and raised his family. Always loved by many as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and treasured friend, Paul had many hobbies. He especially loved hunting, fishing, and decorating/manicuring his yard. Paul spent the last 20 years working at Tru North Steel where he enjoyed his job and loved his coworkers.

Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Linda Ringheimer Voss; daughter, Lori Voss Gamber and her husband Stuart; and son Mark Voss his wife Jeanie; grandsons Travis Kopfmann his wife Samantha, Tyler Kopfmann, Jordan Gamber, and Matt Spain; four great grandchildren; brother Butch Voss; sisters Marlys Hein, Sharon Oestreich, and Judy Weber.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the Welter Funeral Home in Huron. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com

 

Armand E.A. Peskey

Armand E.A. Peskey, age 99, of Huron, formerly of Iroquois, SD passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center in Huron, SD. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Iroquois, with burial at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation with the family present will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, followed by a prayer service to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, SD; or visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.

Armand E. Peskey, the son of Oscar F. and Anna L. (Kopplin) Peskey, was born on October 23, 1917 in Beadle County, SD.  He attended the Dubro School until the eighth grade.  Armand married Lenora Zell on November 8, 1944 in rural Iroquois, SD.  The couple made their home on the family farm near Iroquois where Armand lived for 93 years until moving to Huron in 2014. Armand was a farmer for most of his life and worked part time for Bales and Magness Cattle Auctions in the 1960’s and 70’s and as a custodian for the Iroquois School District from 1972-1983.

Armand was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed playing cards, antiques, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Grateful for having shared in Armand’s life are his wife, Lenora of Huron; four children: Barb (Douglas) Canode of Galletin Gateway, MT, Judy (Dave) Crenshaw of Colorado Springs, CO, Alan Peskey of Brookshire, TX, and Todd Peskey of Iroquois, SD;  12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Velda Zeeck of Huron, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

Armand was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter and Alfred Peskey; and a sister, Erma.

 

 Denise Fae Klicker

Denise Fae Klicker, age 75, of Huron and formerly of Wolsey, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Huron Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey with burial in the St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 at Welter Funeral Home, or one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Denise Fae Balvin was born on September 9, 1942 in Huron to Frank J. and Ossie G. (Hamby) Balvin. Denise was united in marriage to Christian Klicker on December 13, 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey. They were the first couple to be married in the new church following its construction. They lived on the Klicker family farm where they actively farmed until Chris passed away on December 26, 2011, and shortly thereafter Denise moved to Huron.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey and was active in LWML, choir and bible study in her earlier years. She enjoyed walking and spending time in the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Leif Klicker of Virgil, SD; several relatives including cousins, Doug (Marlas) Balvin, Nancy Balvin, Virginia (Roger) Gravelle, Donald (Joann) Simons, Marcella Sunding, Beverly Calvert, Delbert (Judy) Klicker, Duane Struck, Margaret (Jay) Ruckdaschel, Marlys (Bob) Barker, Carol Fetheringill, Sam Nettinga, Paul Nettinga, and Jean Haneke; one sister-in-law, Mavis (Ron) Bensley of Seattle, WA; and several nieces and nephews.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Jessie Balvin;  husband, Chris; infant son, Christian Frederick Klicker, Jr.; three sisters, Ethyl Boyle, Leola Hartley, and Mavis Martin; two brothers, Ira Brown and Stanley Brown; parents-in-law, Fred and Agnes Klicker and sister-in-law and husband, Marilyn and Lee Heller.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert M. Salisbury, Jr.

Robert M. Salisbury, Jr., age 68, of Wolsey, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Huron Regional Medical Center. Memorial visitation will be from noon-2 pm on Sunday, October 8th followed by a prayer service at 2pm at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Bob was born on April 30, 1949 in Huron to Robert and Mary (Paulger) Salisbury, Sr. He graduated from Wolsey High School in 1967 and then attended Mitchell Tech’s culinary arts program where he graduated in 1969. He worked as a baker and later as a meat cutter until he became disabled. Bob enjoyed crocheting, reading, painting, gardening, and cooking. He also enjoyed animals especially his horse “Lady”and donkey “Donk”. Bob was proud of living on the family farm near Wolsey until moving into town (Wolsey) to take care of his mother. He was a member of the Wessington Masons and Wolsey Jaycees where he played “Santa Claus” during the Christmas season.

Bob is survived by his brother, Kevan (Kary) Salisbury of Watertown, SD; one sister-in-law, Julia Salisbury of Wolsey; one brother-in-law, Vernon Kuper of Ree Heights, SD; three nieces, Shellee (Victor) Finley, Jamie Salisbury, and Kiko Salisbury; seven nephews, Lonnie Kuper, Robb Kuper, Quinnten Kuper, Kevan Salisbury II, Kory Salisbury, Kully Salisbury, and Joe Salisbury; 15 great nieces and nephews; one great-great niece, and one great-great nephew. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Chuck Salisbury and Danny Salisbury, and one sister, Mary Louise Kuper.

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Lee Peterson

Lee Peterson, 90, of Holabird, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Highmore Health in Highmore.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Highmore. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highmore. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m., wake service on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, all at the church.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Lee’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Jean Clarke

Jean Clarke, 81, of Wessington, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington. Private burial will be at Wessington Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Thursday, October 5, 2017, all at the church in Wessington.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Jean’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Francine (Fran) Gail Blair

Francine (Fran) Gail Blair, 63, of Miller, SD passed away on September 24, 2017 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

There will be a Remembrance Celebration for family and friends to come and share fellowship with each other and celebrate Fran’s life from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017 September at the Friendship Center in Miller, SD. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.

Elizabeth Gertrude “Betty” Dalton

Elizabeth Gertrude “Betty” Dalton, 93, of Pierre and formerly of Miller, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 21, 2017 at The Pierre Care and Rehab Facility in Pierre.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 25, 2017 with a 7:00 p.m., prayer service, all at the church.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Betty’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Arlene Templeton

Arlene Templeton, 86, of Rapid City and formerly of Miller, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Regional Health Home and Hospice in Rapid City.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller with Rev. Dr. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to fund research in finding a cure to help her great grandson Fischer. Donations may be sent to directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 100 North 6th Street, #604a, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Arlene’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Loren Newell

Loren Newell, 87, of Woodbine, Iowa and formerly of Miller, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Rose Vista Home in Woodbine, Iowa.

Funeral service will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Loren’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Virginia Jenner

Virginia Jenner, 86, of Miller, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Virginia’s arrangements. Visit www.familiyfuneralhome.net

 

Janet Fritzsche

Janet Fritzsche, 69, of Miller, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Dr. Brian Jones officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Janet’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Linda K. Wurts

Linda K. Wurts, 73, of Highmore passed away Saturday, September 09, 2017 at the Avera Hand County Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Sara Kayser presiding. A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the church with visitation two-hours prior.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Linda’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

Walter Krueger

Walter Krueger, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service with military honors will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 10, 2017 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller. Burial will be 11:00 a.m., MST, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Good Samaritan Society of Miller, Avera Courtyard Villa of Miller, or Trinity Lutheran Church of Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Walter’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Patricia M. Heisel

Patricia M. Heisel, 53, of Huron, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center with her family by her side. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue E. Ringheimer

Sue E. Ringheimer, 63, of Huron, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Huron Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:30-7:30 pm with a time of sharing beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 1st at the Welter Funeral Home; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Saturday.

Sue was born September 18, 1953, to Donald Sr. and Betty (Dethlefs) Henson in Leesville, Louisiana. They moved to Huron in 1957. She graduated Huron High School in 1971 and Graduated Northwest College of Commerce with an Associate’s Degree in Business.

She worked in property management and health care, and for the Huron School District and Huron Mall where she retired in 2017.

She married the love of her life, Robert Ringheimer, in October 1986.

Sue enjoyed spending all her time outdoors. She loved her prized rose bushes and gardening, canning anything she could get her hands on, and making salads. She also loved spending time with her children and their families. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her husband whom she cherished.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Robert, her 4 children Dawn (William) Eining III of Huron, Shannon (Bonnie) Hofer Hendricks MN, Kimberly (Jeff) White of Ft Worth Tx, and Misti Hofer of Huron, 2 step children Shane (Rhonda) Ringheimer and Amy (Mike) Hofer both of Huron.

17 dearly loved grandchildren Kenny Jr (Ariel), Nikalus (Joce), Arizona (Wyatt) and Ashton Busch, Christian, Cora, Caleb, Kolton, Levi and Hawk Hofer, Caitlin (Chris) Houlihan, Tiffany, Tessa and Taylor Santistevan, Lexi White, Landen Eichstadt and Jaycee Hofer-Tschetter along with 13 great-grandchildren.

2 brothers Danny (Judy) Henson of Huron, Donny (Cheryl) Henson of Missoula Montana, and 2 sisters Terry White, Lona (Vince) Moser both of Huron. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She will be greeted in Heaven by both of her parents Donald and Betty, Her grandparents Daniel and Ruth Dethlefs; Arno and Jenny Sinke, her Uncle Larry Dethlefs and her Aunt Lois Wiegele.

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Arth Holt

Arth Holt, 68, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Miller, SD, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Arth’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Victor Martinmaas

Victor Martinmaas, 93, of Polo, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Father Christopher Hughes, celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A wake and rosary service will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the church with visitation one hour prior.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Victor’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson, 59, of Highmore, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home.

Celebration of Robert’s life will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore. Burial will follow at the Highmore Cemetery followed by a reception at the Highmore south park. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Robert’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Velva E. Kopecky

Velva E. Kopecky, 92, of Aurora, CO and formerly of Miller, SD, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at The Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, CO.

Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday. A reception will follow at the Miller Community Center. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Velva’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Ralph Dean Donovan, Sr.

Ralph Dean Donovan, Sr., age 52, of Huron, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his home. His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August, 29th, at the Kuhler Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Highmore Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with family present will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, at the Kuhler Funeral Home. 

 

Brinlee Jane Paulson

Brinlee Jane Paulson, infant daughter of Taylor Davis and Greg Paulson of Huron, was stillborn on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  She will be cremated and there will be no services.  

 

Dean Edward Matthew Slade

Dean Edward Matthew Slade, infant son of David and Chandra Slade, was stillborn on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center. His funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  

 

Marian Wulff

Marian Wulff, age 102, of Sioux Falls, SD, formally of Huron, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Primrose Retirement Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Her graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at St. Martin Cemetery in Huron.

 

Lorin L. Lucklum

Lorin L. Lucklum, 62, Huron, SD passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  His funeral service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, August 26th at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with interment following at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 5-7 pm on Friday, August 25th at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron followed by a scripture prayer service beginning at 7 pm; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Saturday.

 

LeRoy D. Hansen

LeRoy D. Hansen, age 86, of Huron, SD, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Huron Regional Center in Huron, SD.

His Funeral service will be 3:30 PM Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron. Burial will be at 2:30 PM on Saturday at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors by the Huron Veterans Council.

Visitation, with the family present, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 25, at the Welter Funeral Home, with a prayer service to begin at 6:00 p.m.; or visitation one half hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.

 
Marion F. Cain
 

Marion F. Cain, age 84 of Huron, SD, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center in Huron.

His funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Mt. Olivet Church in Huron, with burial at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday, August 25 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron; or one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Kay Younie

Kay Younie 78 of Wessington Springs passed away Friday morning august 11th at the Avera Weskota Memorial Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday August 17th at 10:30 am at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Sara Olson Dean officiating. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 at the church with an Eastern Star Service at 7:00 PM followed by a prayer service. 

 

Pearl I. Kambel

Pearl I. Kambel, 80, Huron, SD, formerly of Hitchcock, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron with burial at Altoona Cemetery near Hitchcock. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, August 23rd followed by a scripture prayer service beginning at 7pm at the Welter Funeral Home; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

 

Marie Lunders

Marie Lunders, 96, of Faulkton, formerly of Hoven passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Faulkton Senior Living.

Funeral services are currently pending.

Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Marie’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

Marvin G. Tompkins

Marvin G. Tompkins, age 80, of Huron, passed away peacefully following a brief illness with cancer on Monday, August 14, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be 10:30 am on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Mt. Olivet Church in Huron with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, August 16th followed by a prayer service and time of sharing beginning at 7pm the Welter Funeral Home; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Marvin was born November 14, 1936 on the family farm near Carthage, SD to Bert and Mable (McLain) Tompkins.  He attended school in Carthage, SD then helped on the family farm.

On April 12, 1957, he married Sidney (Hosmer) Tompkins at Artesian, SD.  They made their home in Sioux City, IA.  In 1959, they moved to Fedora where they owned and operated the “Green Door.”  In 1963, they moved to Mitchell where Marv worked for Berg Appliance as a service man.  In 1964, they finally settled in Huron where he managed – and later purchased – the Huron branch now known as Marv’s Appliance.  To this marriage, 5 children were born.

In 1999, Marvin married Krista Alvarado at their home in Huron.  Marv owned and operated Marv’s Appliance for nearly 50 years.  Marvin had a zest for life and lived life to the fullest.  Known to many as “The Potscrubber” and “Tompkins Guide Service,” Marv spent his weekends most of his adult life at the Missouri River where he did his part in minimizing the walleye population.  Marv also loved the Black Hills where he hunted and enjoyed the outdoors – especially at the “Moon Cabin.”  Marvin worked hard his whole life and as he faced his illness with dignity, instructed his family to “make sure you stop and smell the roses.”

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Krista; his children Mike (Rhonda) Tompkins of St. Lawrence, David (Doris) Tompkins of Huron, Lori (Jeff) Gottbreht of Lincoln, NE, Lisa (Glenn) Overbay of Huron, Shon (Candy) Alvarado of Harrisburg, and Stacy (Bobby) Eichhorn of Sioux Falls;  his grandchildren, Missy Tompkins, Cassie (Corey) Heise, Tyrell Tompkins, Seth, Kylie, & Sidney Overbay, Hope & Luke Mehlhaff, Deric & Daxton Diede, Avery & Alexa Alvarado, and Miranda Boster (“The Runt”).  His Great Grandchildren, Braelyn Tompkins, Carter & Peighton Tompkins, Rilynn Heise, & Ka’myah Bass.  Siblings, Rod (Carol) Tompkins, Beverly Kempf both of Huron, Linda Zavitz of Green Valley, AZ, and Charlotte (Dan) Leonard of Shawnee, KS and many nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Bert & Mable; a son, Doug “Boogs”, a brother, Irvin, his brother-in-law, Paul Kempf, his mother-in-law, Carolyn Styer and father-in-law William Styer.

 

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Phyllis G. Opgaard


Phyllis G. Opgaard, 81, of Miller and formerly of Washington, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be 11:00 a.m., September 2, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller, S.D and 1:00 p.m., October 14, 2017 at Mount 

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Gladys  Kempe

Gladys (Muellenberg) Kempe, 90, of Redfield, SD passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Redfield Care and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Redfield.  Reverend Tom Anderson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Redfield, SD.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 9th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at the Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home. Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Nathan Keith Schaunaman

Nathan Keith Schaunaman, 32 of Tulare, SD, passed away on August 6, 2017 in his home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Redfield, SD. Pastor Rodney Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation, officiated by Pastor Mark Zimmerman, will be Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home.

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Lori Jean Murphy

Lori Jean Murphy, 57, of Huron passed away at her home surrounded by family and close friends on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 due to a short battle with cancer. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Saturday, August 12th at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with interment following at St. Martin’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 5-7 pm on Friday, August 11th  at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron followed by a scripture prayer service and time of sharing beginning at 7 pm;  or visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church on Saturday.

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Mary Jane Scherschligt

Mary Jane Scherschligt, age 84, of Alpena, SD, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, SD, surrounded by her family. 

 Celebrations of Mary Jane’s life will be held as follows.  Her mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church in Woonsocket, SD, with burial at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron, SD. 

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Gaylord L. “Gus” Lundberg

Gaylord L. “Gus” Lundberg, age 87, of Huron, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. In accordance with Gus’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment service will take place in the mausoleum at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.  A public memorial mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with details to be announced at a later date by the Welter Funeral Home in Huron.

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Donna Madsen

Donna Madsen, age 73, of Huron, SD, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her cabin on West Whitlock Bay near Gettysburg, SD.  
Her Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home.  Her visitation, with the family present, will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday.

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Marty Edward Skovlund, Sr.

Marty Edward Skovlund, Sr., beloved husband, father, and brother, joined his father Melvin, his mother Nellie, Father-in-law Ed, his sister Cindy, and his niece Taylor in heaven on August 6th, 2017. He passed away peacefully in the home he was raised in; the same home he raised his children in.

Marty was born in Huron, South Dakota to Melvin and Nellie (Cone) Skovlund on October 3rd, 1964. He was raised as one of seven siblings, and spent his time racing bikes around the block, engaging in bottle rocket fights, and frying donuts in his parents’ bakery— among many other hobbies and jobs during his youth.

After graduating from Huron High School in 1982, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve as an Ammunition Specialist. He graduated Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC and would later go on a deployment to Germany to move WMD’s in support of the START negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union.

In 1986, he married Gay Marie Rudloff— the love of his life. They welcomed their first of five children into the world later that year. Marty went on to work at a variety of jobs, to include thirteen years as a diesel mechanic for the DM&E railroad. His final job was working for a sub-contractor on the Dakota Access Pipeline. He didn’t lead a life of comfort; he prided himself on the work ethic his father instilled in him, and never shied away from overtime or difficult conditions.

Marty was a man of many talents though. He wasn’t content with simply clocking in and clocking back out every day. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading Tom Clancy novels, started attending college in his 40’s, and took great pride in the fact that he had his prose published in both the Argus Leader and the Havok Journal. Above all, he was a devout Christian and a man who would do anything for his family.

He is survived by his mother-in-law Rita Rudloff, wife and five children— Marty (Lauren) Skovlund, Jr., Cassandra (Michael) Skovlund, Joshua (Rhiannon) Skovlund, Stephanie Skovlund, and Molly Skovlund; and seven grandchildren— Sophia, Valerie, Able, Daphne, Lydia, Vivian, and Juliette (and another on the way!).

His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11th, at the American Lutheran Church in Huron followed by interment with military honors rendered by the Huron Veterans Council at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Welter Funeral Home with a prayer service and time of sharing beginning at 6pm; or visitation, one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, please consider an outdoor plant that could be planted in Marty’s yard.

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Jim G. “Jake” Wipf

Jim G. “Jake” Wipf, age 77, of Huron, SD passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  His funeral service will be at 7pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron with military honors by the Huron Veterans Council. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Private interment will be at the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery, rural Carpenter on Friday.

Jim was born on November 7, 1939 in Huron to Sam and Mary (Gross) Wipf.  He attended school in Huron and then entered to US Army on February 20, 1956 and served in the infantry until his honorable discharge on February 19, 1960. Jim had various employment in Huron which included Porter Ford and most recently the City of Huron where he retired from. He was a quiet man with a calm demeanor who enjoyed reading and socializing with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his sister, Glenda Hofer of Redfield, SD; half-sister, Charlotte (Frank) Durskey of MN; half-brothers: Leonard Wipf of NY, and Walter Wipf of HI; step-brothers, Norman Nelson of MN, Lyman (Lorraine) Nelson and Ronald Nelson, all of Huron; and nieces and nephews

James was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Raymond Wipf

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Donald Wetzel

Donald Wetzel 75, of Wessington Springs died Thursday morning July 27th, as the result of an automobile accident. His memorial service will be Tuesday August 1st, at 10:30 am at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church in Wessington Springs, with Rev. Scott Spiehs officiating. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be Monday July 31st, from 5-7 at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials. 

 

Matthew Wetzel

Matthew Wetzel 30, of Wessington Springs died Thursday July 27th, as the result of an automobile accident. His memorial service will be held 10:30 am Tuesday August 1st, at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church in Wessington Springs with Rev. Scott Spiehs officiating. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be Monday July 31st at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials. 

Mary Kuper

Mary Kuper, 70, of Ree Heights and formerly of Wessington, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Highmore Health in Highmore, SD.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Paul Josten, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 followed by a 6:00 p.m. prayer and rosary service, all at the church.

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Alice Sampson

Alice Sampson, 94, of Highmore, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Highmore Health in Highmore, SD.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Rev. Sara Kayser officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Highmore. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 followed by a 7:00 p.m., prayer service, all at Sedgwick Lutheran Church, rural Highmore.

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Lynette G. Sheffield

Lynette G. Sheffield, PhD, age 57, of Huron, and formerly of Wessington Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2017 at SunQuest Healthcare Center in Huron after battling ovarian cancer for more than 12 years. A memorial service to celebrate Lynette’s life will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron with inurnment following at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, August 4th at the Welter Funeral Home; or one hour prior to her memorial service on Saturday.

Lynette G. Sheffield was born on February 17, 1960 in Wessington Springs, SD, to LuVerne and Arlene (Kraft) Sheffield.  She attended school in Wessington Springs and Wolsey and graduated from Wolsey High School in 1978.  Lynette attended Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music in 1982.  She continued her education in music at the University of Iowa and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance in 1984.  Lynette taught piano using the Suzuki method in Iowa City following her graduation.  While she was working on her Master’s Degree and teaching piano she worked part-time in the neuroanatomy lab at the University of Iowa and turned her focus to research of the brain.  She attended the Kansas University Medical School in Kansas City studying the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease. While in graduate school she received the P.E.O. Scholar Award.  Lynette graduated with a Doctorate in Anatomy in 1998. Dr. Sheffield joined the research staff at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate in Brooklyn, New York in 1998 and achieved the rank of Research Assistant Professor.  She supervised neuropathology fellow research projects, taught neuroanatomy to SUNY Downstate medical students and performed research in brain anatomy including studies related to Alzheimer’s disease and Epilepsy.   Dr. Sheffield’s original research papers were published in peer reviewed scientific journals.  Her research and teaching work continued several years after her cancer diagnosis.  In addition to her passion for research, Lynette was an accomplished pianist, active photographer and enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, time with her family and her cats. She was also active in T.E.A.L. (Tell Every Amazing Lady about ovarian cancer) and helped with the Brooklyn T.E.A.L. walks.

Lynette is survived by two sisters Carla (Bruce) Micheel of Cavour, SD and Jan Wiersma of Beaufort, SC; one brother Daryl (Diana) Sheffield of Grove City, OH; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and brother-in-law, Lee Wiersma.

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Mary Gohring

Mary Gohring 72 of Wessington Springs passed away Monday morning July 24th at her home. Her memorial service will be held Saturday July 29th at 2:00 pm at the united Methodist Church with Rev. Zach Kingery officiating. Following this service coffee and bars will be serviced at the Prairie Lounge around 3:00 pm. A memorial visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 pm followed with coffee and bars. Basham Funeral Home

 

LaVaye Dubro

LaVaye Dubro, age 84 of Iroquois, SD, entered her heavenly home, surrounded by her family, on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Sanford (USD) Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Her Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Iroquois, SD, with burial at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, SD, with a prayer service to begin at 7:00 p.m.; or visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

 

Steven Swisher

 

Aniyah Shaylynn Williams

Aniyah Shaylynn Williams, age 3 months, Huron passed away July 7, 2017 at her home.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Aniyah was born March 30, 2017 to Brandy Hargan and Scott Williams at Huron Regional Medical Center.  She was a beautiful, happy baby loved by many.

Aniyah is survived by her parents, Brandy Hargan and Scott Williams, Huron; brother, Shamarion Williams, Huron; grandparents, Cindy Hargan, Yale, Dean Bergman, Huron, Shelly Shamburger, CA; great-grandmother, Iola Norene Bult, Alpena.  She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, John Bult and Great-grandmother, Virginia Scott.

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Kenneth “Kenny” L. Anderson

Kenneth “Kenny” L. Anderson age 91 of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Prairie View Care Center, Woonsocket. Funeral services will be Saturday July 15th at 10:00 am in the Spirit of Faith Church, Woonsocket. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery, rural Woonsocket with military rites by the Woonsocket American Legion Post 29. Visitations at the Basham Funeral Home, Woonsocket on Friday from 5-7 pm and one hour prior to service at the church on Saturday

 

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Sam J. Waldner

Sam J. Waldner, age 91, of the Riverside Colony, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home.

Sam’s funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 12, at the Riverside Colony.

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David Gerlach

David Gerlach, 62, of St. Lawrence, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Miller.

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Evelyn Thompson

Evelyn Thompson, 89, of Pierre, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Avera Maryhouse, Pierre.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore with Rev. Sara Kayser officiating. Burial will follow at the Highmore Cemetery.

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Marie M. Milbrandt 

Marie M. Milbrandt 90 of Wessington Springs passed away Tuesday evening June 27, 2017 at the Weskota Manor Avera. Her memorial service will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday July 12 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. John Paulson officiating. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorial visitation will be from 9:00 am until time of service.

She is survived by her two sons Neil and his wife Luetta of Carrollton, TX and Brian and his wife Sue of Twin Falls, ID, for grandchildren Christina Branch, Phillip Milbrandt, James Milbrandt, and Kathryn Dean; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother.

Donna Schiltz

Donna Schiltz, 79, of Miller and formerly of Wessington, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Wessington. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. followed by a 4:00 p.m. prayer service, Sunday, July 9, 2017, all at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller.

Donna was born on March 13, 1938, at the family farm North of Wessington to Anthony and Mildred (Gould) Fernholz. She attended country schools and graduated from Wessington High School in 1956. She attended Northern State College, in Aberdeen, and got a degree in business.

She married Boyd (Tom) Schiltz on October 4, 1958, at St. Martins Catholic Church, in Huron, SD. To this union, they were blessed with four children: Douglas (Karma) Schiltz, Wolsey, SD, David (Dorinda Dumond), Ankeny, IA, Brenda (David) Struck, Wolsey, SD and Terry (Nancy) Schiltz, Huron, SD.

She was active in St. Josephs and St. Ann’s Altar Societies, St. Joseph’s Choir, sewing for the troops and the Black Hills Quilters Guild.

She was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Farmers Unions in Huron until joining her husband in his many business ventures.

She is survived by her four children, 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Marlys (Clair) Bonebright Wessington, SD, Marilyn (Ed) Fitzgerald, Rapid City, SD, Mary (Monte) Rowen, Aberdeen, SD; brothers; Donald (June) Fernholz, Wadsworth, OH, and Larry (Cindy) Fernholz, Wessington, SD.

Preceding her in death are her parents; a sister, Arlene; brothers-in-law: Joe Bushong and James Miedema; sister-in-law, Marlene Miedema; niece, Tina Zidan; nephews: Barry Fernholz, Jim Bonebright, and Brad Fernholz.

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Delores Brown

Delores Brown, 87, of Highmore passed away Saturday July 8, 2017 at Highmore Health.

Funeral services are currently pending.

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William “Bill” Kusser

William “Bill” Kusser, of Highmore, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, at the age of 90 years, three months and two days.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Highmore with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highmore. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

William Leo “Bill’ Kusser was born April 5, 1927, on the Kusser family homestead in southern Hyde County to Philip Henry and Lillian (Enger) Kusser. He grew up on the family farm with his six siblings and received his education in a rural school.

He was united in marriage to Rita Oligmueller on April 22, 1948, at Stephan, SD. To this union, seven children were born.

Bill spent his lifetime providing for his family. He sold Watkins in the Clear Lake, SD, area for a few years before returning to Highmore. He was employed by the Hyde County Highway Department and was self-employed as a carpenter for many years. He managed Duane’s Furniture, purchased wool from a wide variety of producers around the area, operated a small engine repair business and in later years operated printing equipment at the Highmore Herald.

He will be remembered for his “don’t throw it away, you might need it someday” attitude and he was right many, many times. He shared his knowledge of carpentry and repair with his kids and grandkids and was always happy to help with any of their projects. His greatest pleasure, besides enjoying 69 years of marriage to the love of his life, was getting a visit from any member of his family. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a faithful servant of the Lord.

Survivors include: his wife, Rita; his children and their spouses: Bob (Jean) Kusser of Sturgis, Mary Ann (Lynn) Morford of Highmore, Dwaine (Darla) Kusser of Pierre, Diane (Roger) Buchholz of Highmore, Carolyn Kutz of Highmore, Ray Kusser of Highmore and Jeanette (Keith) Gourneau of Pierre; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Philip (Virginia) Kusser; two sisters: Norma (Dwaine) Straight and Joan Hardwick; one brother-in-law, Francis Mason, one sister-in-law, Karen Kusser and many nieces and nephews and a host of other family members and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, John and Bernadine Oligmueller; one grandson, Shannon; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Kusser; one son-in-law, Roger Kutz; one brother, Richard Kusser and two sisters, Ramona Weber and Bernice Mason.


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Jerome M. Grohs

Jerome M. Grohs, age 88, of Huron, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial and military honors by the Huron Veterans Council at the St. Martin’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, July 2nd followed by a scripture prayer service at 4pm at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

Jerome was born on July 21, 1928 in Dimock, SD to Fred and Rose (Weber) Grohs. They moved to Wessington Springs in 1936.   Jerome graduated from the 8th grade and “joined the working class”. He was drafted into the US Army and entered service on March 28, 1951. After training, he served in Korea during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953 when he returned to South Dakota to work with his father on the farm. Jerome was united in marriage to Avis Yegge on April 26, 1958 in Wessington Springs. He continued to farm while his parents, Fred and Rose moved to town that same year. Several years later, Jerome developed Meniere’s disease and was not able to continue farming. They sold the farm in the fall of 1968 and moved the family to Watertown in the spring of 1969 where Jerome enrolled at Lake Area Vo-Tech. While attended Vo-Tech, Jerome obtained his GED and graduated in 1970 as a TV Technician. After graduation, Jerome and family moved to Huron where he worked for the Music Center until his retirement at age 62.

On December 29, 1981, his wife Avis passed away. He later remarried Shirley Brown on January 20, 1984. Jerome and Shirley moved to SunQuest Village in 2007. Shirley passed away in 2012. Jerome moved to Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in 2015 where he resided until his passing. 

Jerome is survived by his two sons; Steven (Silvia) Grohs of Huron and Darrel (Holly) Grohs of Watertown; one step-son, Dana (Kristin) Brown of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, Jannine (Chad) Fagerland, Roy (Melina) Grohs, Seth (Miranda Rogers) Grohs, Matthew (Kristen) Grohs, Amanda Grohs, and Zachary (Jessica Kaas) Grohs, Noah Brown, Chloe Brown and Claire Brown; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters; Marie Reindle and Deloris Feugen; and three brothers, Ralph Grohs, Donald Grohs, and LeRoy Grohs.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Avis and Shirley, brothers, Herb Grohs, Victor Grohs Wilfred Grohs, Paul Grohs, and grandchild, Mick Grohs.

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Marvin Messer

Marvin Messer, 95, of Faulkton and formerly of Rapid City, passed away Sunday, July 02, 2017 at the Faulkton Senior Living.

Services are currently pending.

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Betty Mae Bergstrom

Betty Mae Bergstrom, 92, of Huron, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial in the St. Martin’s Cemetery. Memorial visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, June 30th followed by a scripture prayer service and rosary beginning at 7 pm at the Welter Funeral Home; or memorial visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church on Saturday.

Betty was born on January 29, 1925 in Cavour, SD to Eli and Regina (Marsh) Martin. She attended school in Cavour and graduated from Cavour High School and then attended Notre Dame Jr. College in Mitchell.  She was united in marriage to Nels Bergstrom on July 30, 1946 in Huron; Nels passed away on May 5, 1997.  After college, Betty worked in a government office and then worked for the Huron Credit Bureau and Public Records Office for 40 years. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, watching baseball and basketball, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She volunteered at the St. Francis Shop, enjoyed hosting a Tuesday night get together for residents at the nursing home and was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Betty was very devout in her Catholic faith at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish where she was active in Catholic Daughters, daily prayer, transporting parishioners to church, and active in several other areas of the parish.

Grateful to have shared in her life include her two daughters, Sandra (James) Jungemann of Huron and Peggy (Glenn) Martinson of Huron; two sons, Mike (Karen) Bergstrom of Sioux Falls and Tony (Bonnie) Bergstrom of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren, Rob (Becky) Schmidt, Kerri (Lyle) Christensen, Kelli (Randy) Peterson, Corey Zieske, Erin (Justin) Stofferahn, and Tony Bergstrom; nine great-grandchildren, Andrew Christensen, Ashley Christensen, Jordan Christensen, Cole Peterson, Spencer Peterson, Haylie Zieske, David Zieske, Alyxandra Stofferahn, and Duke Stofferahn, also many neices, nephews, and cousins.

After a week long struggle in the hospital, Betty eyes opened on Sunday morning and was alert to give her family a true gift of time, memories, and laugher.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nels; five brothers, Leon (Esther) Martin, Clair (Mary Alice) Martin, Eugene Martin, Frank Martin, and Edmund (Jean) Martin; seven sisters, Margaret (Martin) Rooney, Elaine (Boyd) Wiedenman, Sr. Moira Martin, Sr. Myron Martin, Regina Martin, Josephine Martin, and JoAnn Martin; two grandsons, Jeff Jungemann and Nick Zieske.

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Marjorie Faust

Marjorie Faust, 91, of Miller, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017 with a 2:30 p.m. rosary and 3:00 p.m. prayer service, all at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller.

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Eugene Tunney Meyers

Eugene Tunney Meyers, age 89 of Mitchell, SD, formerly of Huron, SD, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Firesteel Healthcare Community in Mitchell, SD.

His funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home with burial in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Huron.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

 

 Ronald D. Wipf

Ronald D. Wipf, age 65, of Huron, SD  passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa.  His funeral services are under the care of the Welter Funeral Home and are pending at this time.

 

Richard “Duane” Beals

 

Roger Kutz

Roger Kutz, 63, of Highmore, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor Sara Kayser officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Highmore. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

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William “Bill” Oligmueller

William “Bill” Oligmueller, 84, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with a 6:30 p.m. rosary service and 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at St. Ann’s Church, Miller.

Bill was born on March 18, 1933 in Hand County, South Dakota, as the seventh of ten children to Herman and Rose (Koeck) Oligmueller. Bill received his education and graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1951. Following graduation, Bill served in the United States Army in the Honor Guard for President Dwight Eisenhower, which included guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After his service in the army, Bill came back home to work on the farm in Miller.

On September 25, 1958, he married Audrey Thompson at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Huron, South Dakota. In September 1959, he and Audrey moved to a farm 20 miles northeast of Miller, where they raised their family until 1998 when they moved into the town of Miller. Once moving into town, Bill began working at the local hardware store.

Bill was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and served many years on the Miller School Board. He loved his Miller Rustlers’ and SDSU Jackrabbits, where he very much enjoyed all sporting events. He spent many miles in the car driving across the state of South Dakota to attend numerous events when he wasn’t busy working.

Privileged to have shared his life are his children: Meri (Michael) Fischer of North Carolina, Todd (Susan) Oligmueller of Pierre, and Suzanne (Bob) Murphy of Elk Point; grandchildren: Amanda (Patrick) Northern of Okinawa, Japan; Joseph (Jordan-Lynn) Fischer of North Carolina; Kelsey (Matt) McQuistion of Pierre; Mel LeVeque of Pierre; Allyson Murphy of Rochester, MN; Nick Murphy of Minneapolis, MN; and Michael Murphy of Elk Point; great- grandchildren: Cannon, Tanner and Audrey Northern of Okinawa, Japan; and Dean McQuistion of Pierre; six siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Oligmueller; his daughter, Shawn Oligmueller; his parents; his brother, Herman “Junior” Oligmueller; and his sister, Rosemary Augspurger.

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Lowell E. Krog

Lowell E. Krog, 85, of Pierre and formerly of Miller, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Funeral service with military honors will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Lowell will be cremated after the funeral and burial of his cremated remains will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller.

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Bernadine Roseland Cordts Selting

Bernadine Roseland Cordts Selting, 90, of Faulkton passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Sunquest Healthcare Center, Huron.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the United Church of Faulkton with Pastor Bill Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Faulkton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at the funeral home.

Bernadine Roseland was born August 12, 1926, to George and Genevieve (Neuroth) Roseland at Seneca, South Dakota. Bernadine was known as “Sister,” and grew up on the family farm southeast of Seneca with her parents, brother Dean and sister Arlene. She called it “No man’s land” – no phones, no electricity, no running water.

As a young girl, Bernadine discovered her first love and love of her life – horses. She never had riding lessons – she had horses for as long as she could remember. But lack of formal training didn’t keep others from seeking her advice and training. She had a natural talent; she used to break horses for people when she was in grade school and high school. She rode bareback down a dirt trail to country school each day. After school she loved to help her dad with chores around the farm. During her high school years, Bernadine lived in a boarding house in Seneca during the winters. She graduated from Seneca High School, then went to Minneapolis where she taught horseback riding for three years and came home in the winters to help her dad with the cattle.

Bernadine returned home and worked as a waitress at a local diner in Faulkton, SD. It was there that she met and was courted by her first husband Gus. In January 1949, Bernadine married Harlan “Gus” Cordts in Wellington, Texas. She and Gus made their home in Faulkton for 25 years, farming, raising quarter horses, Dalmatian dogs, and their two children, Scott and Georgia. Bernadine cherished the land on which her barn sits; it housed Bernadine’s Quarter Horses for more than 40 years. Bernadine produced several South Dakota high-point yearlings and two-year-old’s, and state futurity winners, including a gelding which earned Registers of Merit in youth and open competition.

Gus passed away in September 1973. Bernadine married long-time family friend Aloysius “Butch” Selting on September 29, 1975. She and Butch were married for 25 years and continued building their legacy in the Quarter Horse business. They registered more than 180 foals in their Quarter Horse careers. Of the Seltings’ many awards, their 1997 South Dakota Quarter Horse Association honorary lifetime membership was a favorite. After Butch passed in 2001 Bernadine continued to live at home in Faulkton until January 2014, when she moved to StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living in Huron, SD.

Bernadine was a member of Faulkton United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and helped with the local 4H program for many years. She loved to cook and entertain many friends, relatives and hunters in her home. She loved her family, many special friends, horses, dogs, chocolate, country western music, nice clothes, beautiful flowers and the color purple.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two children: Scott (Margaret) Cordts, Huron, SD and Georgia (Gary) Chudd, Littleton, CO; four grandchildren: Cristin (Brook) Fischer, Bellevue, NE, Alyssa Cordts, Minneapolis, MN, Courtney Chudd and Jeffrey Chudd, both of Littleton, CO; two great-grandsons, Brenden Fischer and Corbin Fischer, Bellevue, NE; and many nephews and nieces.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, brother, sister and nephew.

Memorials may be directed to the Faulkton Area Medical Center Foundation, South Dakota State Fair Foundation, Faulkton Cemetery Association of the charity of your choosing.

Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Bernadine’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

 

Rita M. Lundberg

 

Rita M. Lundberg, age 83, of Huron, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. In accordance with Rita’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment service will take place in the mausoleum at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.  There will be a public memorial mass determined by the family to be held at a later date.

Rita M. (Starzl) Pederson-Lundberg was born October 15, 1933 to Wencl and Irma (Rounseville) Starzl.  She graduated from Carthage High School in 1951.  She married Jens T. Pederson, Jr. at Pipestone, MN on November 23, 1951; Jens passed away on March 14, 1954.  She attended Northwest College of Commerce in Huron and graduated in March of 1956 and later that year married Gaylord “Gus” Lundberg on June 1, 1956 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Huron.  She was then employed as the Beadle County Court Reporter from 1956-1960; district county court reporter 1969-1975; and Circuit Court reporter 1975-1983.

Rita was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish where she served as a lay minister of communion, and was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and many other church related groups.

Rita is survived by her husband, Gaylord “Gus” Lundberg, Huron; two daughters, Gayleen (Kevin) Parsons of Huron and Kathy (Steven) Wagenaar of Aberdeen, SD; one son, Michael (April) Lundberg of  Watertown, SD; grandchildren, Cole (Becky) Wagenaar, Oroville, CA, Case (Tess) Wagenaar, Grand Forks, ND, Megan (Chad) Flemming, Watertown, Seth (Danielle) Lundberg, Dilworth, MN, Sherry (John) Jackson, Sioux Falls, Darrel Parsons of Aberdeen, SD; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Lozetta (Tom) Doll of Lyle, WA; and one sister-in-law, Carol Starzl of Centerville, SD.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, parents, brother, Herbert Starzl; four half-sisters, five half-brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Welter Funeral Home.

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Alice Wagner

Alice Wagner, 92, of Miller, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Alice’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown, 68, of Wessington, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wessington with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial with masonic rites will follow at the Wessington Cemetery. Visitation will begin one prior to the funeral.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lynn’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Vincent G. Weinzetl

Vincent G. Weinzetl, age 85, of Huron, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Huron Regional Medical Center. His funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron. Interment with military honors by the US Navy and VFW Post #628 of Sioux Falls will follow at 3:00 pm at the St. Michael Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 8th at the Welter Funeral Home; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday.

Vincent was born on the family farm on June 26, 1931, in Currie, Minnesota to George and Alvina (Surprenant). On an 8th grade education, Vincent worked his way to plant manager of multiple dairies including Lakeside, Terrace Park and retired from Gillette Dairy. Vincent honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting geese, pheasants, gophers, fishing, and enjoyed snaring gophers with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by daughters; Linda Weinzetl, Barb (Mike) Feenstra, Karen (Brian) Rand, and Jennifer (Tom)  Card; one son Michael (Donna) Weinzetl; his grandchildren Tony (Amy) May, Sarah May (fiance Chris Trowbridge), Nikie (Brent) LaFortune, Adam (Erin) McFarlane, Holly McFarlane, Chad Almond (Lezlie Holmes), Lindsey (Alan) Abrams, Cory Rand, Desiree Rand (fiance Dustin Grovenberg), Chelsea Ford, Joseph (Megan) Weinzetl, Rosemary (Chris) Peck, Murphi Weinzetl, Jeremy Card (Helen Linares) and Tyler Card; great grandchildren, Caleb Arnold, Paige and Paityn May, Lilly May, Mikaela Trowbridge, Gabe Skonseng, Logan, Londyn, and Liam LaFortune, Allen Almond, Tishan, Bryce Franklin, and Tristan Abrams, Zander Wolff, Waylon, June, William, and Preslee Grovenberg, Jace and McKenna Weinzetl, baby Peck on the way; and one great great-grandchild Masyn Rose Bales; 4 sisters, Marge Fonder, Therese Dardis, Fidelis Shea, and Dolores (Norbert) Dardis.

Vincent was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children Rosemary (Reiter), second wife Marjorie Dunnick, parents: Alvina and George, and siblings Gerald, Wally, John, Agnes, and Larry.

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Charlene Azure

Charlene Azure, 53, of Fort Thompson, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center in Chamberlain.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Thompson. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Fort Thompson.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Charlene’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Bud Johnson

Bud Johnson, 72, of Miller, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his home.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R Cemetery, Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Bud’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Doris Myers

Doris Myers, 88, of Faulkton, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Faulkton Senior Living.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Faulkton, with Father Christopher Hughes, celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. A wake service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the church.

Doris Josephine Frasier was born June 25, 1928 in rural Orient, South Dakota. She was the second child of twelve and the eldest daughter of Huston and Marie (Lenhoff) Frasier.

Her family moved often when she was young, so Doris attended schools in Orient, Deadwood, Crook City, Spearfish, Lafoon, and Faulkton. She would have graduated in 1947 from Faulkton High School, but quit school in her eleventh year to help her family at home.

On June 26, 1946, Doris married Frederick John “Fritz” Myers at St. Thomas parsonage, Faulkton. They made their home on the farm of his parents, William “Ed” and Harriet (Kuhl) Myers. Together they raised six children.

While farming and ranching, they also owned and operated Fred Myers Trucking. Later, Doris was employed by Faulkton Rexall Drug and the Head Start Program in Faulkton. She also planted trees for the Conservation Service.

After Fritz suffered a stroke, she cared for him in their home as long as she was able. When he became a resident of Faulkton Senior Living Center, she became a devoted visitor and volunteer. She and Fritz had been married 64 years at the time of his passing in 2011.

Church and family were most important to Doris. She was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, helped with 4-H, and was a regular volunteer at Abundantly Blessed. Her favorite hobbies included quilting and making rag rugs on her mother’s rug loom. Many will also remember her passion and talent for refinishing furniture.

Her memory will be cherished by her six children: David of Belle Fourche, Ronald (Linda) of Mobridge, Thomas (Mary) of Spearfish, Connie (Mark) Selting of Kadoka, Richard (Kim) of Belle Fourche, and George (Julie) of Belle Fourche; 16 grandchildren: Keith Myers, Jason Myers, Dawn Tesch, Laura Myers, Jerry Myers, Teri Kiewel, Shawn Myers, Tommy Myers, Taylor Selting, Jeremy Myers, Erik Myers, Ryan Bush, Robin Bush, Amber Dierkson, Andy Ryman and Adam Ryman; 29 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Gottwald and Kathryn Tiensvold; two brothers, Bob Frasier and Lyle Frasier; one brother-in-law, Brother Bill Myers, OSL; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Doris was welcomed into Heaven by her parents; husband, Fritz; five brothers: Melvin, James, Duane, Arnold, and Jerald; and two sisters, Rosella Hirchert and Mavis Gottwald.

Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Doris’ arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

 

 

 

 

Clifford Peterson

Clifford Peterson, 90, of Miller, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Miller with Pastors Kent Atkinson and Will Page officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

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Damon Ardry

Damon Ardry, 78, of Highmore, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore with Pastor Roger Day officiating. Burial will follow at the Highmore Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Damon’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Betty Fink

Betty Fink, 78, of Colorado Springs, CO and formerly of Ree Heights, SD, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the University of Colorado Health at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs, CO.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Ree Heights Auditorium with Pastor Sheena Thomson officiating. Burial will follow at the Morningside Cemetery in Ree Heights.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Betty’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuenralhome.net

 

 

Richard “Dick” V. Wilson

Richard “Dick” V. Wilson, age 93, of Huron, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at SunQuest Healthcare Center. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron with interment and military honors by the Huron Veterans Council immediately following at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in June with details to be announced at a later date.

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Pamela Sievers

Pamela Sievers, 72, of Brookings and formerly of Miller, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home in Brookings.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Burial will be at a later date at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Pam’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Delores Hageman

Delores Hageman, 86, of Hoven, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Avera St Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, SD, Fr. Kevin Doyle, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the church with visitation one hour prior.

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Delores arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

 

Pearl Dittman

Pearl Dittman, 98, of Highmore, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Highmore Health in Highmore.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor David Peterson presiding. Burial will follow in the Highmore Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore with visitation one hour prior.

Pearl Augusta Bawdon was born at home in Spring Hill Township, Hand County on June 11, 1918 to Herbert Logan and Theresia (Dirks) Bawdon.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a life-long follower of the Christian faith.

She grew up in Van Order Township where she attended country school for eight years and then graduated from Highmore High School in 1938. After graduation, Pearl worked in the school library until she was united in marriage to Fred Dittman on April 10th, 1941 at her folk’s home; which was also her parent’s 29th wedding anniversary.

Fred and Pearl moved to Peno Township, Hyde County, to start farming. But in 1942, Fred’s dad passed away, so they moved back to Bramhall Township in Hyde County on the home place.

Pearl volunteered her time serving at the Highmore Healthcare Center for 25 years, as a 4-H Leader for 20 years, delivering meals on wheels in her community, and in various capacities as a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

She served on her Township Board, and the Senior Citizen Center Board as Secretary, and was also a member of: Bridge Club, Extension Club, and Bible Study Club. Pearl enjoyed many crafts including: ceramics, beading, plastic canvas, and macramé, among others.

Pearl enjoyed being a mother and a grandmother, and she talked many times of the special times spent with her granddaughters and helping them.

Survivors include two sons: Jerry (Sherri) Dittman, and James (Shirley) Dittman all of Highmore, South Dakota; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Ellen Bawdon also of Highmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Justin; one sister, Alma; three brothers: Herbert, John and Harold; and two sisters-in-law: Pat Bawdon and Maxine Bawdon.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Pearl’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

 

Douglas H. Bell

Douglas H. Bell, 60, Huron, SD passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center.

His funeral service will be 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 16 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with interment in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 15 at Welter Funeral Home in Huron, followed by a Sharing of Memories at 7:00 p.m.; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Doug was born in Burbank, CA on February 17, 1957 to Richard and Dora (Di Palma) Bell.  The family then moved to the Huron area where Doug continued his schooling and graduated from Huron High School.  After graduation Doug spent many years working at Asphalt Paving and Material followed by 20 plus years in the city of Huron Sewer and Water Department.

Doug’s first marriage to Lori Hofer created two incredible young men, Justin and Jason.  Lori passed in 1993.  His second wife, Theresa (Barnett) Bell and her daughter Shayla, became a part of their family New Years Eve of 1998.

Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything to do with the great outdoors.  He adored his family, was God fearing, and was well known to help others.

Doug is survived by his wife, Theresa, Huron; children, Justin (Amber) Bell, Pierre, Jason (Shalace) Bell, Mitchell, Shayla, Huron; four grandchildren, Kash, Haylah, Micah, Ackley; three sisters, Barb Sammons, Huron, Nancy Eveleth, Sioux Falls, Renee (Wayne) Hanson, Huron; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Dora Bell and his first wife, Lori.

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Marlene (Bales) Micheel

Marlene (Bales) Micheel, age 83, of Huron, SD, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the SunQuest Healthcare Center in Huron, SD.  Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at the American Lutheran Church in Huron with burial at the Riverside Cemetery, Huron.  Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron; or one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.

Marlene Heckenliable, the daughter of Hugo and Fern (Anderson) Heckenliable, was born on March 1, 1934 in Wolsey, SD.  She attended rural grade school and graduated from Wolsey High School.

Marlene married Larry Bales on June 6, 1954 in Huron, SD, and to this union were born four children: Kent, Alan, Joni, and Jane.   Marlene worked as a hostess, clerk, and operated a small Western Store at their family business, the Bales Sale Barn.  They also ran the Western Seven Car Wash. In her later years, Marlene worked at the Coach House Gifts in Huron.  Larry passed away on April 16, 1997.  A few years later, Marlene met Jerry Micheel and they were married on November 23, 2001 at the American Lutheran Church in Huron.

Marlene was a member of the First United Methodist.  She also attended the American Lutheran Church in Huron.  Marlene enjoyed gardening, reading, camping, and word search games. She enjoyed travelling especially the trips she and Jerry took to Washington D.C. and to Alaska. Marlene was a big Minnesota Vikings fan and loved attending their games. Marlene will always be remembered for her blue eyes and beautiful smile.

Grateful for having shared in Marlene’s life are her husband, Jerry of Huron, SD; her four children:  sons, Kent (Elaine) Bales and Alan (special friend, Marie Fawcett) Bales both of Huron, SD; and daughters, Joni (Dale) Anderson of Corona, CA, and  Jane (Chuck) Kellogg of Huron, SD; 8 grandchildren: Scott (Christy) Bales, Curtis (Ruth) Bales, Brooke (Peter) Kalscheur, Jackie (Jason) Albert, Cody Anderson, Kraig Leichtenberg, Jonathan (Makala) Leichtenberg, and Mari Leichtenberg; 9 great-grandchildren: Trayten, Josh, Spencer, Vinny, Charley, Jack, Jace, Jett, and Hannah; Great-great-grandchild, Masyn; Marlene’s siblings, Shirley Magee of Huron, SD, Deb Jacobsen of Watertown, SD, Larry Heckenliable of Las Vegas, NV, and Doug Heckenliable of Minneapolis, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Larry Bales in 1997; her brother, Ronnie Heckenliable; and two brothers-in-law, Mike Magee and Jim Chell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard “Dick” V. Wilson

Richard “Dick” V. Wilson, age 93, of Huron, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at SunQuest Healthcare Center.

His funeral arrangements are pending with the Welter Funeral Home in Huron.

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Lois M. Droppers

Lois M. Droppers, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lois’ arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Alice M. Schorzmann

Alice M. Schorzmann, 87, Wessington Springs, SD formerly of Alpena, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Weskota Manor in Wessington Springs.

Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Alpena United Parish in Alpena with interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10 at Welter Funeral Home in Huron, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Alice M. Heins was born May 29, 1929 to Frank and Alice (Kissner) Heins in Puyallup, WA.  She was raised and educated in Puyallup.  She later moved to South Dakota, where she married Melvin D. Schorzmann on October 4, 1975 in Alpena, SD, where they lived for many years.  Alice spent several years working as a purchasing manager and nurses aid at Weskota Memorial Hospital in Wessington Springs.  In later years, Alice and Melvin moved to Wessington Springs.

 

Alice enjoyed bowling, fishing, baking and playing cards.  She was a longtime active member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Schorzmann, Wessington Springs; three sons, Clifford (Janene) Jager, Savage, MN, Luverne (Linda) Jager, Wessington Springs, Daryle (Jane) Jager, Urbandale, IA; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie Heins, Rusty Heins and a sister, Phyllis Heins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Margaret M. Irving

Margaret M. Irving, 85, of Huron, formerly of Letcher, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, with her loving family present.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron, with burial at the St. Wilfrid’s Cemetery, Woonsocket.  Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with a scripture prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the rosary; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

Margaret M. Irving, daughter of Nicholas Steichen and Frances (Schmidt) Steichen was born October 17, 1931, at home on a family farm in Jerauld County, south of Lane South Dakota.  She attended grade school at Steichen and Goergen County School in Blaine Township in Jerauld County.  She attended high school at Woonsocket High School graduating in 1949.

Margaret Irving was united in marriage with William Eugene Irving on January 20, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Bill was serving in the Army at Camp Carson, Colorado.  During her time in Colorado Springs, she worked in the office at the Woolworth Store.  The couple resided on the Ray Irving farm west of Letcher, in Elliott Township from 1952-1959 and then moved into Letcher in 1959 until 2010 where she moved to Huron and lived at Stoneybrook Suites Assisted Living.

Margaret worked 1949-1952 at the Sanborn County Bank in Woonsocket, 1952-1953 at the Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Woonsocket, November 17, 1962, to March 2010; she worked at the Live Stock State Bank (now CorTrust Bank) In Letcher.

She is a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huron.  She was a member of the Altar Society, St. Wilfrid’s Church, Woonsocket, L etcher Senior Citizens, Ladies Pinochle Club, and Ladies Supper Club (over 50 years).

She enjoyed spending time with family, playing and hanging out with grandchildren and great grandchildren, playing cards (pinochle), reading, watching TV, and going out to eat.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three children, Fred (Mona) Irving, Sioux Falls, SD; Edwin (Kathy) Huron, SD; Julie (Ron Schabot) Baysinger, Rozet, Wyoming; 6 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and two brother s Leonard Steichen, Woonsocket; and Tom Steichen, New Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, (William Irving), four brothers Carl, Bernard, Edward, and Harry, one sister Lucy in infancy.

 

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Norma Moser

Norma Moser, 81, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Highmore Health in Highmore.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Norma’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Bernard “Tom” Casavan

Bernard “Tom” Casavan, 83, of Wessington, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the church.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Tom’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Kathryn J. Waldner

Kathryn J. Waldner, age 64, of Riverside Colony, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her home peacefully with family by her side. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Riverside Colony, rural Huron. She was born on January 29, 1953 in Huron, SD to Joseph and Elizabeth (Wurtz) Waldner. She married Jackie Waldner on May 5, 1974 and have lived at the Riverside Colony where they raised their seven children. Kathryn was very dedicated to her work in the colony and to her children. Nothing was too much for Kathryn; she didn’t have a leisurely life and never complained about her hardships. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren. Kathryn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and was cancer free for several years. In October 2015, she was re-diagnosed with cancer that metastasized to the bone; she fought a courageous battle to the end.

She is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Jackie; seven children: Jake; Marlene and her husband, Jerry and their six children, Jeraine, Jacobi, Katrina, Cory, Alex, and Ajay; Larry and his son Waylon; Kathy; Tanya and her husband, John and their five children, Teanna, Joni, Crystal, Isaac, and Melanie; Melissa; and Lance; five sisters, Mary Ann, Dora, Judy, Sara, and Lisa; five brothers, Larry, Terry, Melvin, Johnny, and Norman. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and two brothers, Jim and Mike.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Welter Funeral Home

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Irene L. Eining

Irene L. Eining, age 95, of Huron, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with private interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 pm with a scripture prayer service at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron; or visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

Irene was born on January 20, 1922 in Artesian, SD to Joseph and Ida (Moseson) Olson. She grew up in Artesian where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Carmen Eining on October 10, 1939 in Pipestone, MN and they lived on a farm in the Artesian area for a number of years. They lived in Vancouver, WA and Igloo, SD before returning to Huron in 1967 where they both worked for Raven Industries until their retirement. Irene and Carmen enjoyed riding horses and attending horse shows. As a couple, they enjoyed tending to their acreage in Huron and walking at the Huron Mall. Irene enjoyed having coffee at McDonalds and socializing with her friends in Huron and at Countryside Assisted Living in Mitchell where she looked forward to exercise class and playing Bingo. She treasured spending time with her family and enjoyed going to her great-granddaughter Taylin’s soccer games in Mitchell and dining at the Pizza Ranch. She also enjoyed her grandson Chad taking her for rides around Mitchell in her 1996 Mercury Sable and receiving phone calls and visits from her grand-daughters Kelli, Sherry, and Terra that would make her eyes sparkle.

 

She is survived by her two daughters; Carol (Gene) Liudahl of Rapid City, SD and Char (Randy Brown) Barta of Huron, SD; four grandchildren; Sherry Barta, Chad (Paula) Deckert, Kelli (Rob) Crawford, Riley Knippling; four great-grandchildren, Rory and Nolan Crawford, Terra and Taylin Deckert, and Tanya (A.J.) Blue; three great-great grandchildren, Brianna, Anthony, and Micah Blue; many nieces and nephews; and her many special friends at Countryside Assisted Living in Mitchell especially Arlis Hetland and Gerry Oberembt.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carmen Eining on July 29, 1998; two sisters, Alice and Edna Olson; and four brothers, Orlando, Otto, Victor, and Lyle Olson.

Irene was the best mom a family could have and her family will dearly miss her.

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Florence Coyle

Florence Coyle, 91, of Miller and formerly of Polo, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Father Christopher Hughes and Father Chester Murtha, celebrants. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A prayer service and rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the church.

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Lucy Froning

Lucy Froning, 90, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Liborius Church, Polo. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A prayer and rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at the church.

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Bertram V.  “Bert” Jungemann

Bertram V.  “Bert” Jungemann, age 93 of Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Wolsey, SD, passed away on December 31, 2016 in Las Cruces, NM.  His burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Wolsey, SD, followed by a memorial service which will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey.  Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com

Bertram Victor Jungemann ‘Bert’, was born October 19, 1923, the eldest son of Erich and Mayme (Fischer) Jungemann of Wolsey.

He graduated from Wolsey High School in 1941 and attended Huron College.  Early during World War II, Bert enlisted in the Army Air Corp as an Army Aviation Cadet. He attended pilot training in California and upon successful completion was commissioned a second Lieutenant and became a Primary Flight Instructor.  Bert transitioned after the war to the United States Air Force and rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel with thirty years of service all over the world.

While he was station in the Puerto Rico, he met his wife Anita Pearl Killam and they were married on December 31, 1948.

In 1955, Bert earned his Master’s Degree from Ohio State University and attended the Tyndall Flight School and then graduated from the Advanced Fighter Pilot school at Tyndall AFB, Florida. During his time in the Airforce, Bert served at the U.S Embassies in London, Great Britain, and Greece.  He was a USAF Command pilot with service in three wars.  His decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Medal. His flying experience ranged from training in biplanes to finishing his service in high performance jet fighters.  He flew throughout his thirty years in the Air Force.   Upon retirement he returned to live in the Huron area with his family, where he was active in the Huron VFW.  He later relocated to Las Cruces, NM.

Bert was an avid radio controlled model builder and a sailor.  He spent numerous years sailing with his Catalina 22 at the Rio Grande Yacht Club on Elephant Butte Lake.  He sailed with his son Eric in the San Francisco Bay Area and also completed a double-handed voyage with Eric from Hawaii to San Francisco at age 73 in a 30 ft. ocean racing sailboat.  Although he had many ocean crossings in the air as a pilot, this was his first ocean crossing in a sailboat.  Bert was very active in the Mission Lutheran Church in Las Cruces.

Bert thoroughly enjoyed returning to his Wolsey roots for many fall hunting trips, and visiting close friends and relatives.

In addition to his wife Anita, Bert is survived by his children, Eric, John, David, Peter, Nita, and Janet Leigh.  5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Herbert and his sister Genevieve, and her husband Edward Kahre.  He is survived by his siblings, Quin (Joyce) of Florida, Luther (Joyce) of Arizona, Gloria (Jerrald) Zupfer of New Jersey and his sister in law, Verla Jungemann of Nebraska.

Memorials may be masde in Bert’s name to the Mission Lutheran Church of Las Cruces, NM.

 

 

 

 

 

Dixie Stephens

Dixie Stephens, 62, of Mitchell and formerly of Highmore, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller, with Pastor Roger Day officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Gann Valley. A lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m., before the service, at Willies in St. Lawrence.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Dixie’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

Larry Weidenbach

Larry Weidenbach, 81, of Highmore, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor Obed Nelson presiding. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Highmore. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Sedgwick Lutheran Church, rural Highmore with visitation one hour prior.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Larry’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

 

Lois M. Robertson

Lois M. Robertson, 86, of Lincoln, NE and formerly of St. Lawrence, SD, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Lincoln, NE.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Rev. Jim Hofman officiating. A private family burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Lois M. Caffee was born July 12, 1930 in Wessington Springs, SD to Raymond E. and Frances G. Caffee. Her early schooling was in SD, CA, and OR, and she graduated from Miller High School in 1948.

Lois married Robert T. (Bob) Robertson on May 30, 1948. Together, they farmed and raised cattle north of St. Lawrence. To their union of almost 54 years were born three children: Janet, Barb, and Robbi. Family was everything to Lois. She helped care for her younger siblings while raising her own children. She loved to cook and bake, and no one ever left their home hungry! She and Bob were avid sports fans and attended any event where their daughters were cheering or where Barb – the only athlete in the family – was participating. After Bob’s passing in 2002, Lois remained on the farm until she moved to Eastern Star Assisted Living in Redfield, SD in 2012 then to Clark Jeary Assisted Living in Lincoln, NE in 2014.

Lois was a member of Sunbeam Church in rural Hand County until it closed. She then became a member of the Community Church of St. Lawrence. She taught Sunday School and Bible School and was active in the Women’s Missionary Society. She also served on the Miller School Board. Lois sewed clothes for herself and her daughters and loved to knit and crochet. She also possessed the rare skill of tatting! She was an avid reader and always had a book or two going along with her daily Bible readings. Lois loved singing and playing piano. She also enjoyed listening to the classics, Christian music, or anything from the 40’s! She was a World War II history buff. Lois could talk for hours about politics, Nebraska football, the farm, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters: Janet (Mike) Morrow of Lincoln, NE and Robbi Siegling of Redfield, SD; seven grandchildren: John (Mollie) Morrow, Andrew (Trinidad) Morrow, Jacqueline (Adam) Christensen, Peter (Alicia) Siegling, Patrick (Mackenzie) Siegling, Priscilla (Matt Lueninghoener) Boon, and Frances Boon; nine great-grandchildren; and seven siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; her beloved husband, Bob; one daughter, Barb Boon; two sons-in-law, Frank Boon and Rod Siegling; and one infant daughter.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials be directed to the St. Lawrence Church Mission Fund.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lois’ arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Karl Palmer

Karl Palmer, 50, of Fort Pierre, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 near Fort Pierre.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Rev. Matt Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Scotty Philips Cemetery, Fort Pierre with a reception to follow at the First United Methodist Church, Pierre. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Karl Dean was born September 20, 1966 to Gerald and LaVerta (Morford) Palmer in Huron. He attended school in Miller; graduating in 1984. He then attended two years at Mitchell VoTech. Karl moved to Fort Pierre and for over 20 years, owned and operated Dakota Walleye Guide Service. Karl later became a certified Coast Guard Captain; a certification he was very proud of.

Guiding on the Missouri River and hunting were his true passions in life. Everything to do with the outdoors, Karl loved. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, history buff especially interested the WWII era, and reading. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Pierre.

Grateful to have shared in his life are his parents, Gerald and LaVerta Palmer of Miller; sister, Laura (Larry) Cross of Huron; nephew, Cody Schnetter of Sioux Falls; beloved best friend, his dog Bimbo (Boston Terrier); daughter, Erin Jean; special friend, Sandy Bonham; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Newton and Dorothy Morford; paternal grandparents, O.G. and Olga Palmer; and a host of aunts and uncles.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Karl’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

 

 

James J. Watteyne

James J. Watteyne, 77, of Huron, formerly Norfolk, Nebraska, passed away Friday, April 7th, 2017, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.  A private service will be held at a later date.

James Joseph Watteyne was born June 16, 1939. He was adopted by Ralph and Mary Watteyne in Norfolk, Nebraska, where he attended school, Jr. college, and Wayne State College. He then moved to Huron, SD, where he worked as a Roofer. He married Alice Rosella McClure. They then moved back to Norfolk, Nebraska, where they ran and owned The Mint Bar until they sold it. He then worked for IBP Pork plant.

James is survived by Step sons; Terry (Marvis) McClure of Huron, SD, and Ronald McClure of Guston, KY; 7 step grandchildren; Robert (Natalia) McClure of Germantown, MD, Brenda (James) Bishop of Willis, TX,  Kathy (Kyle) Meyer of Huron, SD, Ronald McClure Jr. and Rhonda McClure of Colorado, Gene McClure Jr, of Parmalee, SD, and Lisa Patterson, of Indianapolis, IN; numerous step great grandchildren; and close friend Red Bauer.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Alice (Rose); step sons Gene McClure and Douglas McClure.

Arrangements are under the care of the Welter Funeral Home in Huron.

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Dorothy Lichty

Dorothy Lichty, 94, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Wessington. A rosary and prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Ann’s Building Fund or Hand County Right for Life.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Dorothy’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Donald H. Hamlin

Donald H. Hamlin, 71, of Highmore, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Luze Funeral Home, Highmore with Pastor Sheena Thomson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Highmore Cemetery.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been with Don’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

Art Cavenee

Art Cavenee, 75, of Wessington, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis with military honors. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home in Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Art’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

 

William W. Hunter

William W. Hunter, age 87, of Huron, SD, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Huron Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.  His funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with burial at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation, with the family present, will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Welter Funeral Home, with a prayer service to begin at 6:30 p.m.; or visitation, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.  Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.

William was born December 25, 1929 in Peever, SD to Clarence and Margarete (Trower) Hunter.  William married Alice Eldeen on June 10, 1950 at the Nazarene Church in Huron.

William worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad on the section crew and as the boom truck operator.  He retired from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in 1985.  Willie’s favorite times were spent camping with family, playing cards & Rummikub, playing bean bags, woodworking, gardening and the holiday gatherings.  The glisten of his eyes was bright whenever the grandkids or great-grandkids were around.  William was a member of the Huron Nazarene Church.

Grateful for having shared in William’s life are his wife of 66 years, Alice (Eldeen) Hunter of Huron, Willis (Cherry) Hunter of Sioux Falls, Suzanne (George) Wallenstein of Worthing, Debra Metter of Cavour.  Grandchildren include Matthew (Angela) Hunter of Castlewood, Micheal (Cass) Hunter of Huron, Marcus (Johanna) Hunter of Sioux Falls, Kerry (Bill) Weeldreyer of Orlando, Florida, Jeremy (Melissa) Wallenstein of Lennox, Justin Wallenstein of Worthing and Casey Metter of Cavour.  Nineteen great-grandchildren – Cala, Jakeb, Ella & Landan Hunter, Devin & Mason Hunter, Sawyer & Hanna Hunter; Derek (Brooke) Wallenstein, Dylan (Nikki Wolfe) and Darian Weeldreyer; Braedon, Blayne & Makinleigh Wallenstein; Macy & Olivia Wallenstein; Micah, Taylor & Luxanna Metter; brothers Howard Hunter of Deer Lodge, Montana and Eddie (Elaine) Hunter of Hot Springs, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert, sister-in-law Shirley Hunter and son-in-law David Metter.

 

 

MaryAnne Lakner

MaryAnne Lakner, 86, of Wessington, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller with her family surrounding her.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wessington with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Wessington. Rosary service will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wessington.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with MaryAnne’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Alice Campbell

Alice Campbell, 98, of Miller, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Rev. Matt Richards officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Alice’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Amanda Kaiser

Amanda Kaiser, 90, of Highmore, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Golden Living Center in Redfield.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Highmore with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Highmore.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Amanda’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net

 

Dr. William (Bill) G.M. Huet

Dr. William (Bill) G.M. Huet, formerly of Huron, SD, passed away Monday March 20th, 2017 in Sioux Falls after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Visitation with his family present will be from 12:00 pm until his funeral mass at 2pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Sioux Falls. A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the funeral mass at Holy Spirit Parish.

A second visitation with the family present will be from 12:00-1:45 pm on Friday, March 24th at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron followed by interment at 2pm at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Huron. A reception with light refreshments will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron immediately following the committal service.

He was born March 29, 1928 in Mexico City to Guillermo and Dolores Huet. Dr. Huet graduated from medical school in Mexico and came to Fresno, California for his internship. There he met Rachel Rita Jimenez who became his wife of 61 years. He then went to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois where he became Chief Resident of Radiology. He spent his professional life practicing radiology and diagnostic imaging in Huron, South Dakota.

Dr. Huet was an avid hobbyist and enjoyed many diverse activities. His greatest joy was photography but he also loved gun and military memorabilia collecting. He was a well known figure at local gun shows. He and Rachel went on many photography trips and he won numerous awards for his photos. He was also a longtime member of the Huron Photography club and in spite of failing vision spent many years helping with the newsletter and other club activities.

Dr. Huet was passionate about being a good husband and provider and was a loving and attentive father. No one can remember him ever missing a day of work. Those who knew him can attest to his unique sense of humor and extraordinary generosity. He literally touched the lives of people from around the world.

Dr. Huet was tireless in his pursuit of excellence in his chosen profession. He was elected President of the South Dakota Medical Association and achieved the status of Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He constantly embraced new technology and encouraged others around him to do the same.

Despite suffering from medical problems at the end of his life he was the epitome of dignity and courage. He remained a loving father and husband regardless of his condition. Many of his caregivers noted his positive disposition and how easy he made it for everyone around him.

He leaves behind a legacy of compassion, generosity, and love that will forever touch the lives of those he had to leave behind. May he rest in peace and bask in the glory of God’s love and mercy.

He is survived by his wife Rachel Jimenez Huet, sister Linda Huet Nieto of Mexico, children Diane (Kevin) Huet Kalkman of Huron, SD; William J. (Kristie) Huet of Sioux Falls, SD; Anthony M. (Beverley) Huet of Coppell, TX;  R. Robin (Bob) Linneman of Clark, SD; Lorraine (Dan) Huet-Holm of Sioux Falls, SD; and David N. (Kim) Huet of Sioux Falls, SD. In addition to his wife and children his is survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at Good Samaritan – Sioux Falls Village.

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