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  • Donald Dixon
Donald Dixon, age 79, died on April 10, 2016. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30AM on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery. There was a parish scripture service at 7:00PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Weiland Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of the arrangements. To send a message of sympathy, visit www.weilandfuneralchapel.com

  • Lawella Thompson
Lawella M. Thompson, 90, died Saturday, April 9, 2016. Funeral service was at 1:30PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon. Visitation was at 12:30PM Wednesday at the funeral chapel, where the family was present to greet friends 1 hour prior to the service. Obit and online guestbook at www.georgeboom.com.

  • Wayne T. Vander Woude
Wayne Theodore Vander Woude, age 80, died on April 9, 2016. Visitation was Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:00PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00PM followed by the Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with burial at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, joining his wife, Sandra. The Vander Woude family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate your time to a charity of your choice in honor of Wayne. Condolences, photos or other memorials of Wayne may be sent c/o Chuck Vander Woude, 1824 17th Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006.
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  • Esther Sisson
Esther LaFaye (Bousfield) Sisson, age 89, passed away on April 10, 2016. Funeral services were at 10:00AM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Parker with burial at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation with family present was from 6-8PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home, Parker. www.hofmeisterjones.com
  • Douglas Dale Klutman
Douglas Dale Klutman, age 59, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. His cremation took place on Monday, April 11, 2016. A ceremony was held at 1PM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 on the east side of Lake Shawnee at shelter house 5 in Topeka, Kansas. There will be no ceremony in Sioux Falls.

  • James (Gordon) Westall
James (Gordon) Westall, 82, passed away on April 9, 2016. Funeral services were at at 11:00AM on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Winfred United Church of Christ. Visitation was at 12PM at Kinzley Funeral Home in Madison with family present at 6PM and a prayer service at 7PM. www.kinzleyfh.com

  • Dr. Lambert W. Holland
Dr. Lambert William Holland, 96, passed away April 11, 2016. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Friday, April 15, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church, Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain. Visitation was Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 2:00-4:00PM with family present at the Hickey Funeral Chapel. Visitation resumed at 6:00PM at St. James Catholic Church with family present and at 7:00PM a rosary service followed by a scripture service. Memorials will be directed to: Catholic Relief Services and Creighton University

  • Peggy C. Fleming
Peggy C. Fleming passed away April 11, 2016. Memorial Mass was Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. Visitation was Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5-7PM with a Wake Service at 7PM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel in Omaha, NE.

  • Mary Mack
Mary Jean Mack passed away on April 10, 2016. Visitation was at 12PM with the family present from 5-7PM on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 South Main Avenue. A funeral service was held at 10AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Faith Temple Church, 2121 W. 33rd Street, Sioux Falls, with burial at the Oldham Cemetery.

  • Hazel Pedersen
Hazel V. Pedersen, 92, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Her funeral service was at 1:00PM Friday, April 15, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 5:00PM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls, where the family was present 5:00-7:00PM. Full obituary at www.georgeboom.com.
  • Mary Ellen (Biggins) Taft
Mary Ellen (Biggins) Taft, age 63, was called home March, 23, 2016. Memorial service was at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 427 S. Main St., Verona, WI, at 11AM, on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, WI. Visitation was held at the church from 10AM until the time of the service on the day of the funeral. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

  • Alice Woltzen Weeldreyer
Alice Woltzen Weeldreyer, 100, died Monday, April 11, 2016. Funeral services were at 2:00PM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Tieszen Home Chapel, Marion. Visitation was one hour starting at 4:00PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Tieszen Home Chapel. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Rick Gering
Richard Alan Gering, 63, died Monday, April 11, 2016. Funeral services were at 2:00PM Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Marion. Visitation was from 6-8pm Thursday, April 14, 2016. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Dennis V. Bethke
Dennis Bethke, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Visitation was from 5:00-6:30PM with a 6:30PM Prayer Service on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 6200 West 41st St, Sioux Falls. Memorial Service was at 2:00PM Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Hope Community Church, 27213 473 Ave, Sioux Falls. www.millerfh.com

  • Alan L. Clem
Alan L. Clem passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. A celebration of Alan’s life was held from 7:00-9:00PM, on Friday, April 15, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion. A Memorial Service was held at 10:30AM, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Paul’s. Memorials may be directed to the Clem endowment at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion or to the Alan L. and Mary L. Clem Scholarship Endowment at the University of South Dakota Foundation. Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be posted online to www.koberfuneralhome.com or sent to Christopher Clem, 2051 S. Bradford Ct., Sioux Falls, SD 57106.

  • Vicky (Thyberg) Chicoine
Vicky Chicoine, age 64, passed away April 8, 2016. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April, 16, 2016 at 10:30AM at St. John American Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Family visitation was 1 hour prior to the service.
  • Russell R. Peterson
Russell Peterson, age 97, died April 12, 2016. Funeral services were held 10:30AM on Saturday April 16, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4800 S. Southeastern Dr., Sioux Falls. Visitation was at noon Friday, April 15, 2016 with the family present to greet friends from 5-7PM at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S Main Ave., Sioux Falls. Complete obituary available at www.millerfh.com.

  • Gary Wayne Anderberg
Gary Wayne Anderberg, 69, died on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Memorial visitation was held at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, followed by a memorial service at 3:00PM. A complete obituary and online registry is available at www.georgeboom.com.

  • Mary Helen Harris, MD
Mary Helen Harris, MD passed away April 14, 2016. A celebration of Mary Helen was at 103 S. Duluth Ave. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with a gathering of friends from 2:00-4:30PM and a sharing of remembrance from 4:30-6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary Helen’s name to one of the following: USD Foundation, Gold Humanisim Award (Attn: Edd Storey); Children’s Inn; Sanford Cancer Center Wig Distribution Fund; Planned Parenthood of South Dakota and Minnesota. Complete obituary available at www.heritagesfsd.com.

  • Mary Ann Sinning
Mary Ann Sinning passed away on April 4, 2016. A memorial service followed by a celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Alexandria, MN. The celebration with music and a picnic will continue throughout the afternoon at the Sinning home on Rosewood Circle. As much as Mary loved flowers, donations should be made to the Outreach Food Shelf, 1205 Lake Street, Alexandria, MN 56308. Learn more about Mary’s life at www.andersonfuneral.net.

  • Denny Deinert
Denny Deinert, 67, went to the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Saturday, April 16, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00-8:00PM Friday, April 15, 2016 at First Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7:00PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association or the South Dakota School of Mines.

  • Lloyd “Roger” Diedric
Lloyd “Roger” Diedrich passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Visitation with the family present was from 3-5PM on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Miller Funeral Home Westside Chapel, 6200 West 41st Street. A memorial service was held at 11AM on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Peace Lutheran Church with burial at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, West Wall Lake. www.millerfh.com

  • Shirley Nelson
Shirley Marie Nelson, age 71, died on April 13, 2016. Visitation was Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 10AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 11AM. A time of fellowship and food took place at Rosie’s Cafe’ after the service. A complete obituary can be read at barnett-lewis.com.

  • Phyllis Noble
Phyllis Ruth Noble, 90, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00PM at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organ fund at the UCC Church or the Jack L. Noble Scholarship Fund at USD. HansenFuneralHome.com.

  • Rose Marie Wingert
Rose Marie Wingert, age 73, passed away April 14, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30AM Monday, April 18, 2016, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial followed at 1:30PM at St. Patrick Cemetery, Montrose. Visitation was at noon, Sunday, April 17, 2016 with the family present to greet friends from 2:00-4:00PM and a prayer service at 4:00PM Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue. www.millerfh.com

  • Lucille B. Jensen
Lucille B. Jensen, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30AM Monday, April 18, 2016 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 3-5PM on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Skroch Funeral Chapel with a 5:00PM scripture service. www.skrochfc.com
  • Adeline Friesen
Adeline Friesen, 92, died Thursday, April 14, 2016. Funeral Services were Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11AM at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, rural Freeman. Visitation with Family was 5-7PM Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Walter Funeral Home, Freeman. Burial at 2PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Mt. Lake City Cemetery.

  • Judy VanDam
Judy Lynn VanDam, 57, died April 15, 2016. Funeral mass will be at 10AM Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Montrose. Visitation with family present will begin at 6PM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 with prayer service to at 7PM, also at church. www.kinzleyfh.com

  • Peter Van Regenmorter
Peter Van Regenmorter, 94, died Friday, April 15, 2016. Funeral services at 10:30AM Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Wild Flower Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls. Family present visitation Friday, April 22, 2016 from 5-7PM at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. georgeboom.com

  • Joe Manning
Joe Manning, 89, died April 16, 2016. Funeral Mass at 10:30AM Wed., April 20, 2016 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Beresford. Visitation from 2-5PM Tues., April 19, 2016 at Wass Funeral Home & at church with family from 6-8PM and prayer service at 7:30PM. wassfuneralhome.com

  • Calvin “Cal” Julian
Calvin “Cal” Richard Julian, 58, died April 12, 2016. Memorial service will be at 7PM Monday, April 18, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with family present from 5-7PM. www.georgeboom.com

  • Betty L. Spicer
Betty Lou Spicer died April 15, 2016. Visitation was April 17, 2016 from 2:-4PM at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main, Sioux Falls. Funeral was at 11AM April 18, 2016, also at Miller Funeral Home. www.millerfh.com

  • Eugene E. Witte
Eugene Edward Witte died Thursday, April 14, 2016. Services at 11AM Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church, rural Pipestone, with burial in church cemetery. www.skrochfc.com
 
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