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Robin Burns Rieper, 86, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016. Her Memorial Service was on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral, 500 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls. Refreshments to followed the service. The family was present for a visitation at the church at 2:00 PM on Saturday. The family suggests memorials to the Sioux Falls Humane Society. www.millerfh.com

Opal Marcella (Knutson) Rikansrud died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. A visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 from 3 - 6 PM. The family was present throughout the entire visitation. The Funeral Service was at Canton Lutheran Church, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM. Graveside service followed the funeral service at Forest Hills Cemetery. A lunch was served at Canton Lutheran Church following interment. In lieu of flowers, Opal requested donations be given to: Canton Library, Canton Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice in her memory.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com

Lorrine Jeanette (Johnson) Nielsen passed away on November 17, 2016. A "Celebration of Life Service" was held at the Rustic Hills Community Church on November 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Visitation was at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the family present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Linda D. Smith, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Her funeral service was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 5 PM Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at the funeral home, where the family was present to greet friends from 5-7 PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 PM. Obit and online guestbook at www.georgeboom.com.
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Jill (Holborn) Beatty, 58, passed away October 12, 2016. Services are pending at this time.

Darwyn Atkins, 80, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Services were at 10:30 AM Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Tea. Visitation, also at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, was at 5:00 PM Thursday, with family present; Rosary at 6:30 PM and prayer service at 7:00 PM. Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home, Lennox is assisting the family. dindotklusmann.com

Robert (Bob) Dovenmuehler, 76, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. Celebration of life will be on December 19, 2016, 11:00 AM, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Online condolences @ www.heartlandfunerals.com.

Duane Fanebust, 97, passed away November 27, 2016. Visitation with family present was from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home-Downtown, 507 S. Main Ave. Funeral Service was at 1:30 PM Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at East Side Lutheran Church, 1300 E. 10th Street with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. www.millerfh.com

Diane R. Roth, 69, passed away November 28, 2016. Visitation was Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:30PM with prayer service at 7PM at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem. Funeral services were Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10AM at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Condolences to PO Box 364, Canistota, SD 57012. www.kinzleyfh.com

Shirley Ann Widmann, 80, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Funeral services were at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Her family was present to greet friends 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Online condolences at www.georgeboom.com.

Orill I. Johnson, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Funeral services was at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Baltic Lutheran Church. Visitation with the family present was from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2016  at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic. minnehahafuneralhome.com

M. Arlene Kallhoff passed away November 28, 2016. Memorial Service was at 1:30 PM Monday, December 5, 2016, at the West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, ND.

Gary Martin Kruger passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Visitation with family present was Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorial Service was Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hilltop United Methodist Church. barnett-lewis.com

Peggy Hanisch Riter, 65, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Visitation with the family present was from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 with a Liturgical Wake Service at 4:00 PM at Miller Westside Funeral Chapel, 6200 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Humboldt, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hartford. www.millerfh.com

L.E. "Sam" Draper, 70, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Memorial visitation with the family present was from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2016 at Miller Westside Funeral Chapel, 6200 West 41st St., Sioux Falls. Memorial Service was at 10:30 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Miller Westside Funeral Chapel. www.millerfh.com

Charlotte Chaon, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Memorial service was at 2PM Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Springdale Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Falls. Family present Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home from 6-8PM. andersonandsonsfh.com

Linda Gutnik passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Visitation was from 5-7 PM on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home (DT). Memorial service was at 11 AM, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home (DT). Burial was private. www.millerfh.com

JoAnn Matthies, age 74, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Family was present 4:00 - 7:30 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, Friday, December 2, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hartford. A Celebration of New Life Service was at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the church, with burial in the churchyard cemetery. www.millerfh.com

Anna Marie Murray, 85, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial was at 9:30 AM Monday, December 5, 2016 at St. Lambert Catholic Church, with burial at St. Michael Cemetery, Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls, where the family was present from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and recitation of the Holy Rosary was at 4:00 PM. A complete obituary and online guest book is available at www.georgeboom.com.

Betty Natz passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. Visitation was Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. The funeral service was at Christ The King on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Clayton Nelson, 87, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Funeral service was at 10:30 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon. Visitation was at 1:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2016 in Brandon. Family was present to greet friends 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Full life story and online guestbook at www.georgeboom.com

Dorothy M. Reece, 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Funeral Service was at 10:30 AM Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden. Burial followed in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at noon Thursday, with the family present at 6:30 PM and a prayer service at 7:30 PM at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Della Scott, age 94, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. John American Lutheran Church. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue in Sioux Falls. www.millerfh.com

Charlotte Elaine Tilstra-Goin, 54, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden, Iowa.

Donald Vern (Don) Tucker, 71, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. A memorial and time of remembrance was held from 1-4 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Johnson & Henry Funeral Home in Arlington. There was a commemorative program from 2:00-2:30 PM. A private interment and ash ceremony will be held at Lake Poinsett at a later date.

Richard "Dick" Avery, 81, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. Family was present for a memorial visitation from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Miller Southside Funeral Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, with a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM. Online guestbook available at www.georgeboom.com.

Howard A. Daggitt Jr., 84, died Sun., Nov. 27, 2016. His funeral service was at 11 AM Fri., Dec. 2 , 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation was at 5 PM Thur., Dec. 1, 2016 at the funeral home, where the family was present from 5-7 PM. Memorials to Sioux Falls American Legion Post 15. Obituary on online register book at www.georgeboom.com.

Toni (Helen Jane) Dummermuth died Sunday, November 27, 2016. Visitation was Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM with the family present from 6-8PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2PM at St. Michael Parish, Sioux Falls with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls. barnett-lewis.com

Martha Joan Fleming, 82, passed away November 23, 2016. Mass of Christian burial was at 11:30 AM Friday, December 2, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church St. Paul. Visitation at 10:30 AM at Holy Spirit.

Lois I. (Williams) Giesler, 100, passed away on November 9, 2016. Funeral services were at 1:30 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Unite Church in Salem. Burial at Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, at a later date. Visitation with family was from 4-6 PM on Thursday, December 1 at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. www.kinzleyfh.com

Ethan McMahon, age 24, passed away Friday December 2, 2016 as the result of a construction accident. Family will greet friends from 5-7PM Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home 507 S. Main Ave. Funeral services begin at 2:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church 1400 S. Duluth Ave. www.millerfh.com

Eugene C. Leao, 93, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. There was a Graveside Service at 2:00PM MST Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Black Hills National Cemetery, in Sturgis. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com

Dorothy "Lady" Nelson passed away November 25, 2016. Burial was held in Canton, on Monday, November 28, 2016. A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 2, 2016 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings, www.andersonandsonsfh.com

Billee Girton Robinson, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Funeral was at Dow Rummel Chapel, Sioux Falls Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1 PM. Visitation at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls on Friday, December 2, 2016 with family present 4 - 7 PM. www.millerfh.com

Mary Wheeler, 85, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. Visitation with family present was 5-7PM Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Miller Southside Funeral Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Ave. Funeral service was at 2PM Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Miller Southside Funeral Chapel with entombment at Hills of Rest Mausoleum. www.millerfh.com

Donald I. Grant, age 91, died on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, with burial at South Highland Cemetery, rural Sherman. Visitation will was at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the family present for visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Thomas Huegel, 66, died Saturday, December 3, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitation with family was from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 with a Scripture service at 7:00 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church. www.millerfh.com

Mary "Esther" Edwards, 96, died Nov. 28, 2016. Funeral Mass was at 10 AM Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Roswell. Her cremains will be buried beside her husband's at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls on a later date. andersonbethany.com

Randy Harvey, age 58, passed away Thursday December 1, 2016. Family was present from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday December 5, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home 507 S. Main Avenue. Funeral services were at 1:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at First United Methodist Church. www.millerfh.com

Alfred "Al" L. Krager, 78, died December 1st, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 7PM at Miller Funeral Home-Westside 6200 W 41st Sioux Falls. www.millerfh.com

Donald Edward Myers, 71, passed away on November 27, 2016. Visitation with the family present was from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home-Westside Chapel, 6200 W. 41st St., Sioux Falls. Memorial Service will be 9:00 AM, Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Grace Baptist Church, 25852 475th Avenue, Sioux Falls, with inurnment at Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date. www.millerfh.com

Richard May was born May 28, 1939. Cremation has taken place and no service will be held at this time.

Jacob J. "Jake" Krull, 77, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Funeral services were at 10:30 AM Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Watertown. Visitation was 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown. Military honors conducted by the SD Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team. www.wightandcomes.com

Layton C. Novak, 91, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Visitation was at 4:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home-Downtown, 507 S. Main Ave. Funeral Service was 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Christ the Victor Chapel at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Ave. with interment at Hills of Rest Cemetery. www.millerfh.com

Elaine Violet Stevens, 76, died Fri., Dec. 2, 2016. Funeral services will be 10AM Wed., Dec. 7, 2016 at Brooklyn Evangelical Free Church in Beresford. Visitation was 6-8PM Tues., Dec. 6, 2016 at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.
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Gayle Koehn, age 78, died Sunday, November 27, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 3, 2016 at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria. Visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home.

Tillie Kooi, 96, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Burial was at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, was Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley from 2:00-4:00 PM. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

John Miles, 67, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. Funeral service was at 2:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home & Services in Sioux Falls. Family was present from 12:00 - 2:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at the funeral home. www.georgeboom.com

Freda Van Voorst, 88, died Thursday, December 1, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Rock Valley. Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with family present, was Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley from 5:30-7:00 PM. www.porterfuneralhomes.com
 
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