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  • Cyril A. Wilfahrt
Cyril A. Wilfahrt, age 88, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00AM on Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. Lambert Catholic Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 5:00PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Sioux Falls, where the family was present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00PM and a Liturgical Wake Service starts at 7PM.

  • William (Bill) Christensen
William (Bill) Christensen, age 74, passed away on March 7, 2015.  Memorial service was held at 2:30PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls. www.millerfh.com

  • Donald F. Dargen
Donald Francis Dargen, age 93, passed away on March 6, 2015. Visitation was from 5:00-8:00PM Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors, where the Rosary was recited at 6:00PM. Funeral Liturgy was at 10:30AM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood Dr., with Rite of Committal at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. www.waltripfuneraldirectors.com

  • Donna M. Gaspar
Donna Gaspar, 57, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Funeral services were at 12:30PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Visitation with family present was from 5:00-7:00PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue. www.millerfh.com

  • Eunice Howe
Eunice Marie Howe, age 82, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Funeral services were at 11:00AM Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Garretson, with interment in the South Highland Cemetery. Visitation with the family present was from 5:00-7:00PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson. minnehahafuneralhome.com

  • Lester Austin
Lester Austin, age 84, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2:00PM, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Scandia Lutheran Church, Centerville. Visitation was at the church on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:00-8:00PM with a prayer service at 7:00PM. For complete obituary, please visit www.wassfuneralhome.com.

  • Mark “Doc” Collins
Mark “Doc” Todd Collins, age 60, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Funeral services were held at 11:00AM on Friday, March 13, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 3:00PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the funeral home with the family present to greet friends from 5-7PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mark’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.LLS.org. For complete obituary, please visit www.georgeboom.com.

  • Arlin O. Hanson
Arlin Oscar Hanson Sr., age 79, passed away on March 9, 2015. A private ceremony is planned. For complete obituary, please visit www.millerfh.com.

  • Ray Muchow
Ray H. Muchow, age 82, passed away on March 4, 2015. Funeral services were held at 11:00AM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at First United Methodist Church. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation with the family present was from 5:30-7:30PM Friday, March 13, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location with a Masonic Service at 7:00PM. www.millerfh.com

  • Virginia L. Peterson
Virginia Louise Peterson, age 69, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Funeral Service was held at 10:00AM on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in rural Vermillion. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Burial took place immediately following the service at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery of rural Vermillion. The Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion has been entrusted with the services. www.koberfuneralhome.com.
  • Anna Mae Seeley
Anna Mae Seeley, age 90, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Funeral services were held at 10:00AM on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Chester Area High School. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Chester. Visitation was at 3:00PM with the family present from 5:00-7:00PM Friday, March 13, 2015 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids. For complete obituary, please visit minnehahafuneralhome.com

  • Roger LeRoy Seeley
Roger Seeley, age 72, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Funeral services were held at 10:00AM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Chester Area High School. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Chester. Visitation was at 3:00PM with the family present from 5:00-7:00PM on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids. For complete obituary, please visit minnehahafuneralhome.com

  • Eleanore Steineke
Eleanore Steineke, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was said at 9:30AM on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. A scripture service was held at 2:00PM Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Miller West Funeral Chapel 6200 W. 41st St., with the family present to greet friends from 2:00-4:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dr. Tom and Penny Lorang Theatre at O’Gorman High School. For complete obituary, please visit www.millerfh.com.

  • Rita L. Braun
Rita L. Braun, 92, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. There was a visitation on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 1:30-2:30PM, with a prayer service at 2:30PM at Sacred Heart Chapel, Prince of Peace, 4500 Prince of Peace Place, Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30AM on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen. Visitation was held before the service at 9:30AM at the church. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Dakota Chapter. www.millerfh.com

  • Ila Burke
Ila Burke, age 85, passed away Monday March 9, 2015. A Rosary was said at 3:00PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Miller West Funeral Chapel 6200 W. 41st St., with the family present from 3:00-5:00PM. Mass of the Resurrection was at 10:30AM Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial at Black Hills National Cemetery. www.millerfh.com
  • Evelyn M. Dains
Evelyn M. Dains, age 88, died Thursday, March 12, 2015. Funeral Services were held at 10:30AM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The family was present to greet friends for visitation from 4-6PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. For complete obituary, please visit www.georgeboom.com.

  • Emersyn Brigh Eiesland
Emersyn Brigh Eiesland, infant daughter of Sam and Elissa (Funge) Eiesland, passed away at birth Saturday, March 7, 2015. A private family service was held. andersonandsonsfh.com

  • Edmond Griffin
Edmond Griffin, 65, died Sunday, March 15, 2015. Funeral Mass was at 1:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at St. Magdalen’s Catholic Church, Lennox with visitation one hour prior also at the church. dindotklusmann.com

  • Lawrence (Larry) A. Husman
Lawrence (Larry) Husman, 93, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:30AM on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg with burial at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Harrisburg. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Eleanore Johnson
Eleanore Christine Christensen Johnson, age 95, died Sunday, March 8, 2015. Visitation was Friday, March 13, 2015, from 4-8PM at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, and also from 1-2PM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church. A memorial service was at 2PM Saturday, at Grace Lutheran Church, in Luverne. Private family burial of cremains will be at a later date.

  • Emily M. Johnson
Emily Johnson, 92, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Funeral services were at 11:00AM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with burial in Union Cemetery. Visitation was from 2-4PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 with a 4PM prayer service at Skroch Funeral Chapel. www.skrochfc.com

  • Leona Mae Kinsey
Leona (Oney) Mae Kinsey, 85, died Friday, March 13, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Wildflower Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls. Burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery in Beaver Creek, MN. Visitation with family present was from 5:00-7:00PM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Marlene Kollias
Marlene Marie Peterson Kollias passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the Eagle Grove cemetery the 1st part of May. Any correspondence can be sent to Eleanor Erickson, 5864 Kenosha St. Cheyenne, Wyo. 82001. All donations will be given to the Washington Pavilion of Sioux Falls where Marlene was a volunteer.

  • Kenneth C. Lueth
Kenneth C. Lueth, 89, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. In keeping with Ken’s wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials will be directed to the Hartford American Legion Post#118.

  • Viola McTague
Viola McTague passed away on March 12, 2015.  Funeral services were at 1:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Joyce M. Murphy
Joyce Murphy, 71, died Friday, March 13, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:00AM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location. The family was present to greet friends one hour prior to service time. www.millerfh.com

  • Robert Ness
Robert Leigh Ness, 89, died on March 10, 2015. The family was present to greet friends at 12PM with a funeral service at 1:30PM on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with burial at 3:30PM at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials to the American Heart Association or to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. www.millerfh.com

  • Agnes Nielson
Agnes M. Nielson, 94, died March 10, 2015. Services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1:30PM at the Viborg Funeral Home. Visitation was Friday, March 13, 2015 with family present from 6-8PM at the funeral home. www.viborgfuneralhome.com

  • Julie Ann Petree
Julie A. Petree, 57, died Thursday, March 5, 2015. A Celebration of Julie’s life-visitation will be held from 1-3PM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Home. www.heartlandfunerals.com

  • Mary Petres
Mary Petres, 100, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Funeral mass was at 10:30AM on Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem. www.kinzleyfh.com
Pamela Joan Schillerstrom
Pamela Joan (Schanck) Schillerstrom, 68, died Thursday, March 12, 2015. Memorial celebration will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7PM at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1PM Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home with family present from 5-7PM. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Carrol J. Smith
Carrol J. Smith, age 82, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. The family was present to greet friends for visitation from 5-7PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. For complete obituary, please visit www.georgeboom.com.

  • George Spencer
George Spencer, 86, died March 8, 2015. Graveside burial services were on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00AM, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls. A reception followed at First Presbyterian Church, 2300 S. West Ave. www.millerfh.com

  • Delores Swain
Delores Swain passed away on March 14, 2015. Funeral services were at 2:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location. Interment was in the Stordahl Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Visitation with the family present was one hour prior to service time on Tuesday. www.millerfh.com

  • Diann A. Thorin
Diann A. Thorin, 72, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Visitation will be at 5PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 with a memorial service following visitation at 7PM at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
www.georgeboom.com

  • Rev. Don Veglahn
Don Veglahn, 81, died March 10, 2015. Funeral Services will be at 11AM Friday, March 20, 2015, at First United Methodist Church. Visitation begins at 2PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 with family present from 5-7PM at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave. www.millerfh.com
  • Edward J Weins
Edward J. Weins, 94, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Funeral services will be 2PM Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. Visitation from 5-7PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

  • William Zornig
William Zornig, 84, died Saturday, March 14, 2015. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA. Visitation with the family present was from 5-7PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015 with a Wake Service at 7:00PM at the Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 West 41st Street. www.millerfh.com
 
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