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  • Caleb Lyle
Caleb Matthew Lyle, 25, died Jan. 9, 2015. Funeral services were 10AM Jan. 16, 2015 at Brooklyn Evangelical Free Church, rural Beresford; burial at Garryowen Cemetery. Prayer service 7PM Jan. 15, 2015.

  • Mary Ellen Malde
Mary Ellen Malde, 93, died Jan. 10, 2015. Funeral services at 10:30AM Jan. 17, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. Visitation Jan. 16 6-8PM at Will Funeral Chapel. Burial in Graceland Cemetery.

  • Mary Eleanor May
Mary Eleanor May, 84, died Jan. 13, 2015. Gathering of family & friends was Jan. 16, 2015 from 6-10PM at Mrs. May’s home. A memorial celebration of life will be in June 2015.

  • Roger E. Nelsen
Roger Nelsen, 73, died Jan. 13, 2015. Funeral services were at 11AM Jan. 17, 2015 at United Methodist Church with burial in Colman Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7PM Jan. 16, 2015 at Skroch Funeral Chapel.

  • Gerald Neve
Gerald “Jerry” James Neve died Jan. 11, 2015. Services were at 10:30AM Jan. 17, 2015 at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation with family was 5-8PM, Jan 16, 2015 at church.

  • Donna Saathoff
Donna Saathoff, 67, died Jan. 5, 2015. Funeral service was at 11AM Jan. 16, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Family present 5-7PM Jan. 15, 2015 at funeral home.

  • Gianna Wehrkamp
Gianna Appaline Wehrkamp, 2 ½, died Jan. 10, 2015. Visitation was Jan. 15, 2015 from 6-8PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Prayer service was Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at 11AM also at Heritage.

  • Josephine “Josie” Burkman
Josephine E. “Josie” Burkman, 79, died Jan. 13, 2015. Funeral service was at 11AM Jan. 17, 2015 at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, Valley Springs. Visitation was 5PM Jan. 16, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Chapel, Brandon.

  • Jay A. Johnson
Jay A. Johnson, 42, died Jan. 13, 2015. Family visitation was 5-7PM, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 1PM, Jan. 17, 2015 also at Heartland Funeral Home. Interment at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery. www.heartlandfunerals.com

  • Ramona Moore
Ramona Moore, 83, died Jan. 13, 2015. Memorial service was at 11AM Jan. 17, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church, SF. Family present 1 hr. prior. georgeboom.com

  • Marlene Smith
Marlene G. Smith, 68, died Jan. 13, 2015. Memorial services were at 1:30PM Jan. 17, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, Parker. Prayer service was 7:30PM Jan. 16, 2015 at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home, Parker. hofmeisterjones.com

  • Bill Vermillion
William F. Vermillion, 94, died Jan. 12, 2015. Funeral services with military honors were at 2PM Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Beresford Zion United Methodist Church. Visitation was 4-8PM Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at church with family present from 5-7PM and prayer service at 7PM. wassfuneralhome.com

  • Virginia Johnson
Virginia Johnson, 90, died Jan. 13, 2015. Funeral services were at 2PM Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. Family was present from 5-7PM Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at church with prayer service at 7PM. wassfuneralhome.com

  • Gene Luke
Gene Luke, 77, died Jan. 14, 2015. Funeral services were at 11AM Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Linwood Wesleyan Church. Private burial prior to funeral service. Visitation was at 11AM Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 with family present from 2-4PM at Miller Funeral Home, Main Ave.
  • Mary Marie Muchow
Mary Marie Muchow, 92, died Tuesday, Jan.14, 2015. Private Family services were held. www.millerfh.com

  • Lavon Niezwaag
Lavon Niezwaag, died Jan. 14, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Jan. 19, 2015 at First Church of Monroe, with burial at Monroe Cemetery. Visitation with family present was 5-7PM Jan. 18, 2015 with Prayer Service at 7PM at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Marion. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Mary F. Protsch
Mary F. Protsch, 84, died Jan. 15, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30AM, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, Howard, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Howard. Visitation was Jan. 16, 2015 at 5PM with Scripture & Rosary service at 7PM, all at church. www.willoughbyfh.com

  • Lavern Stavig
Lavern L. Stavig, 97, died Jan. 14, 2015. Funeral Service was Jan.17, 2015 3PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Sisseton. Interment was at 2PM in Sisseton Cemetery. Visitation was Jan. 16, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Chapel from 3-6PM. Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton. www.cahillfuneralchapel.com

  • Gerald Strub
Gerald Strub, 86, died Jan. 14, 2015. Funeral services were at 10AM Jan. 19, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel, Madison. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Family was present from 2-4PM Jan. 18, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel. www.weilandfuneralchapel.com

  • Donna J. Heisler
Donna J. Heisler, 85, died Jan.14, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30AM Jan. 20, 2015, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Herreid. Burial was at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was Jan. 19, 2015, at 6PM at church.

  • Vernice Hill
Vernice Hill, 93, died Jan. 17, 2015. Memorial service was at 2:30PM Jan. 22, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Family present visitation from 5-7PM Jan. 21, 2015 at funeral home. www.georgeboom.com

  • Ardell Lankhorst
Ardell Lankhorst, 85, died Jan. 17, 2015. Funeral services were at 1:30PM Jan. 22, 2015 at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home, Parker with burial at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation with family present from 6-8PM Jan. 21, 2015. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Peter Vander Lugt
Peter Vander Lugt, 67, died Jan. 17, 2015. Funeral Services will be at 10AM Jan. 21, 2015 at First Reformed Church. Visitation 6-8PM Jan. 20, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Martin “Buzz” Welter
Martin “Buzz” Welter died Jan. 16, 2015. Funeral service was at 1:30PM Jan. 21, 2015 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, burial at Pleasant View Cemetery. Family present visitation 5-7PM Jan. 20, 2015 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. www.georgeboom.coM

  • Loreen Andal
Loreen Andal, 81, died Jan. 14, 2015. Funeral services were at 1PM Jan. 19, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Centerville. Visitation with family present 4-6PM Jan. 18, 2015 at Wass Funeral Home, Centerville.

  • Sheila Gaeckle
Sheila Shannon Gaeckle, 87, died Jan. 16, 2015. Prayer service was at 4PM Jan. 22, 2015 at Halladay-Peterson Chapel at Dow Rummel Village. Memorial service was at 11AM Jan. 23, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. www.millerfh.com

  • Esther Geist
Esther Geist, 87, died Jan. 16, 2015. Funeral services were at 1PM Jan. 20, 2015 at First Reformed Church. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation with family present from 5:30-7PM Jan. 19, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, Main Ave. www.millerfh.com

  • Donald Humphreys, MD
Donald W. Humphreys, MD, MACP, 78, died Jan. 12, 2015. Funeral services were at 11AM Jan.19, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls. Family present visitation 3-5PM Jan. 18, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. www.georgeboom.com

  • Alice Koch
Alice Koch, 81, died Jan. 16, 2015. Funeral mass was at 10:30AM Jan. 20, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Salem. Visitation from 12-5PM Jan. 19, 2015 with 3PM rosary at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem and with family present at 6:15PM. www.kinzleyfh.com

  • Sharon Lokke
Sharon (Clapper) Lokke, 78, died Jan. 16, 2015. Funeral service was at 11AM Jan. 21, 2015, at East Side Lutheran Church with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation was at 3PM Jan. 20, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with family present 5-7PM. www.georgeboom.com

  • Agatha Sedelmeier
Agatha Sedelmeier, 91 died Jan. 16, 2015. Funeral services were at 1PM Jan. 21, 2015 at Harmony Presbyterian Church, Hurley with burial at Hurley Cemetery. Visitation with family present from 5-7PM Jan. 20, 2015 at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Hurley.

  • Gerald VanDell
Gerald, 66, died Jan. 16, 2015. Memorial service was Jan. 20, at 11AM at Calvary Assembly of God. www.chapelhillfuneralhome.com

  • Howard W. Daugaard
Howard Daugaard, 96, died Jan. 18, 2015. Funeral service was at 10:30AM Jan. 22, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation was Jan. 21, 2015 at 1PM with family present 5-7PM at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. www.kahlerfh.com

  • Lorraine “Lolly” Erickson
Lorraine Maxine Carson, 91, died Jan. 18, 2015. Funeral services were at 2PM Jan. 21, 2015 at Baltic Lutheran Church. Burial in East Nidaros Lutheran Church, Baltic. Visitation was at 3PM Jan. 20, 2015 with family present from 5-7PM at Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic. minnehahafuneralhome.com

  • Nevaeh Hoffman
Nevaeh Grace Hoffman received her angel wings on Jan. 14, 2015. A private family memorial service was Jan. 22, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home with burial at St. Michael Cemetery.

  • Wilbur K. Johnson
Wilbur K. Johnson, 90, died Jan. 17, 2015. Services were at 10:30AM Jan. 22, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 4PM Jan. 21, 2015 at funeral home with family present from 6-8PM. www.georgeboom.com

  • Violet (Gronseth) Moulton
Violet E. (Gronseth) Moulton, 78, died Jan. 18, 2015. Services were at 7PM Jan. 21, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls. Private family interment at Wildwood Cremation Garden at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, SF. Visitation with the family present at 5:30PM Jan. 21, 2015. www.georgeboom.com

  • Johanna Oldenkamp
Johanna Oldenkamp, 88, died Jan. 17, 2015. Funeral service was Jan. 22, 2015, 10:30AM at First Reformed Church, Rock Valley. Burial at Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley. Visitation with family present was Jan. 21, 2015 at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley 6-7:30PM. www.porterfuneralhomes.com

  • Geneva Spelbring
Geneva Spelbring, 84, died Jan. 16, 2015. Memorial service will be June 12, 2015 at Welter Funeral Home with burial in Fedora Cemetery. welterfuneralhome.com
  • Dorothy Mary Starnes
Dorothy Mary Starnes, 87, died Jan. 17, 2015. Visitation was Jan. 21, 2015 5PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with Scripture Vigil at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 22, 2015, 10:30AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com

  • Robert “Bob” Hoff
Robert “Bob” Hoff Jr, 61, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral services were at 9:30AM Jan. 23, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation was Jan. 22, 2015 from 4-8PM at funeral home. www.heritagesfsd.com

  • Lillian Gukeisen
Nadine Lillian Gukeisen, 94, died Jan. 17, 2015. Funeral Mass was 10:30AM Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Platte. Committal Service at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation at church from 5-7M Jan. 22, 2015. Mount Funeral Home, Platte. mountfuneralhome.com

  • Carolyn Hood
Carolyn Ann Hood (Waagmeester) died Jan. 17, 2015. Memorial Services were at 3PM Jan. 24, 2015 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 901 S. Minn. Ave., Sioux Falls. Visitation was at 2PM Jan. 23, 2015.

  • Tia Alexandra Krier
Tia Alexandra Krier, 23, died Jan. 19, 2015. Celebration of life was at 10:30AM Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion. Visitation was at 5PM Jan. 23, 2015 at church, with prayer service at 7PM. HansenFuneralHome.com

  • Roxie “Eva” Neubert
Roxie Renae “Eva” Neubert, 52, died Jan. 17, 2015. Memorial service were at 1PM Jan. 23, 2015 at St. John American Lutheran Church, 1912 W. 13th St., Sioux Falls.  www.millerfh.com
  • Gerald “Jerry” Neve
Gerald “Jerry” Neve passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

  • Brenda Russell
Brenda Russell, 59, died Jan. 15, 2015. Memorial service was at 3PM Jan. 24, 2015, at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. www.georgeboom.com

  • La Nora Theel
La Nora Theel, 60, died Jan. 19, 2015. Memorial services were at 2PM Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home, Lennox. Visitation was at noon Jan. 23, 2015 with family present. dindotklusmann.com

  • Rodney Westegaard
Rodney Westegaard, 79, died Jan. 18, 2015. Funeral Services at Missionary Church, Freeman Jan. 23, 2015 at 10:30AM. Visitation with family present was Jan. 22, 2015 from 5-7PM at Walter FH, Freeman.

  • Mary C. Haiar
Mary Catherine Haiar, 97, died Jan. 20, 2015. Funeral mass was at 10:30AM Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Salem. Visitation was from 9AM-4:30PM Jan. 23, 2015 with 3PM rosary at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem with family present at 6:15PM with 7PM rosary & wake service at church. www.kinzleyfh.com

  • F. Elane Hanson
F. Elane Hanson, 84, died Jan. 20, 2015. Funeral Service was at 2PM Jan. 24, 2015 at Congregational United Church of Christ, Huron with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Huron. Visitation was from 5-7PM Jan. 23, 2015 at Welter Funeral Home, Huron. www.welterfuneralhome.com

  • Merlyn V. Holm
Merlyn Holm, 95, died Wed., Jan. 21, 2015. Funeral service was at 10:30AM Jan. 24, 2015 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. Visitation was at 5PM Jan. 23, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with family present from 5-7PM. www.georgeboom.com

  • Kaarin Kolberg
Kaarin Kolberg, 47, died Jan. 20, 2015. Visitation with family present was from 1-3PM Jan. 23, 2015 with memorial service at 3PM at Miller Funeral Home, Main Ave. www.millerfh.com

  • John F. Sercl
John F. Sercl died Jan. 20, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 23, 2015 11AM at St. Mary Church. barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com

  • Ambrose Zens
Ambrose Zens, 95, died Jan. 20, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30AM Jan. 24, 2015 at Epiphany Catholic Church, Epiphany, burial in Holy Three Kings Catholic Cemetery, Epiphany. Visitation was Jan. 23, 2015 at 6PM with Scripture & Rosary Service at 7PM, all at Epiphany Catholic Church. www.willoughbyfh.com

  • Alys Feikema-Jacobsma
Alys Feikema Jacobsma, 101, died Jan. 21, 2015. Visitation was Jan. 24, 2015 1:30-2:30PM at Doon United Reformed Church of Doon, IA, with funeral service at 2:30PM. Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, IA. www.MFHonline.com

  • Emma Goth
Emma Goth, 93, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral services were at 11AM at Randall Funeral Home with burial at Graceland Cemetery, Madison.
www.randallfuneral.com

  • Pamela Jean Hays
Pamela Jean Hays, 54, died Jan. 21, 2015. The family will be holding private services.

  • Donald N. Srstka
Donald Nicholas Srstka, 66, died Jan. 21, 2015. Visitation was at Miller Funeral Home (507 S. Main Ave.) with family present from 2-4PM Jan. 25, 2015. Funeral service was Jan. 26, 2015 at 11AM at First Congregational Church, with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. www.millerfh.com

  • Edith Blankespoor
Edith Blankespoor, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Memorial service was 11AM Jan. 27, 2015 at Inwood Christian Reformed Church. Burial prior at Richland Cemetery, Inwood. Visitation with family present was from 5-7PM, Jan. 26, 2015 at Inwood Christian Reformed Church. www.porterfuneralhomes.com

  • Francis Floyd Fodness
Francis Floyd Fodness died Jan. 23, 2015. Private funeral held at Peace Lutheran Church. Celebration of Francis’s Life will occur at CJ Callaway’s on Monday, February 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30PM.

  • Violet Raabe
Violet Raabe, 94, died Jan. 23, 2015.  Funeral services at 10:30AM Jan. 28, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Wagner. Burial in ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner. Visitation was Jan. 27, 2015 from 4-6PM, 6PM Prayer Service at Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Wagner.

  • Lorraine Ahrendt
Lorraine Ahrendt, 92, died Jan. 23, 2015. Funeral services at 10:30AM Jan. 28, 2015 at First English Lutheran Church, Parker with burial at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation with family present from 5-7PM with Prayer Service at 7PM at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home, Parker. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Harold J. Ersland
Harold J. Ersland, 92, died Jan. 21, 2015. Funeral service at 10AM Jan. 31, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation at 5PM Jan. 30, 2015 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with family present from 5-7PM.
www.georgeboom.com

  • Rose Mary Heumiller
Rose Mary Heumiller, 81, died Jan. 22, 2015. Funeral mass was at 10:30AM Jan. 26, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Salem. Visitation was Jan. 25, 2015 at 12PM with a Christian Mothers rosary at 3PM at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem. Family present at 6PM with 7PM rosary & prayer service, also at funeral home. www.kinzleyfh.com

  • Robert Mabbs
Robert Donald Mabbs, 89, died Jan. 16, 2015. Meeting for Thanksgiving will be held at Spirit of Peace Church, 69th St. & Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 11AM. www.millerfh.com

  • Rita Nowstrup
Rita Nowstrup, 93, died Jan. 24, 2015. Funeral mass at 10:30AM Jan. 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marion with burial in church cemetery. Visitation from 3-4pm Jan. 28, 2015 at Tieszen Home Chapel with visitation at church and Prayer Service at 7PM. www.hofmeisterjones.com

  • Sharon Lee Demaray
Sharon Demaray, 78, died Jan. 22, 2015. Memorial Service was Jan. 26, 2015, 11AM at Hilltop United Methodist Church. barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com

  • Kellie Marie Hollestelle
Kellie Marie Hollestelle, 7 weeks, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 22, 2015. Funeral Services were at 2PM, Jan. 27, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main, Sioux Falls. Visitation was from 2PM Jan. 25, 2015 until 8AM Jan. 27 at Diamond Willow Ministries, Fort Thompson, SD. www.millerfh.com
 
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