Obituaries


Delano "Dell" Junker

Delano "Dell"Junker, 82, died April 5, 2017. Funeral services were at 11AM April 8, 2017 at Shalom Christian Reformed Church. Visitation was 9:30AM April 8, 2017. heritagesfsd.com


Thomas "Tom" Merry

Thomas "Tom" Merry, 91, died April 4, 2017. Memorial service was 11AM April 10, 2017 in First Baptist Church, Dell Rapids. Inurnment ceremony with military rites was at 10AM in Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation was April 9, 2017 at 5PM. kahlerfh.com 


Faith Alberts

Faith B. Alberts, 74, died April 5, 2017. Funeral service was at 2PM April 10, 2017 in Reformed Church, Dell Rapids. Interment in Logan Reformed Cemetery. Visitation 5-7PM at Kahler Funeral Home April 9, 2017.


Ezra J. Knobloch

Ezra Knobloch, 89, died April 5, 2017. Funeral service was at 10AM, April 10, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Church, Lester, IA. Burial at Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Lester, IA. Visitation was April 9, 2017; family present 2-4 PM and 6-8PM at Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall, Lester. jurrensfuneralhome.com


Sr. Ann Foley

Sister Ann Foley, 88, died April 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11AM April 11, 2017 in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen. Internment at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was at 4PM, April 10, 2017 with a Liturgical Wake service at 6:30PM in Blessed Sacrament Chapel. spitzerrunealhome.com


Cpt. Theodore Johnson, Jr. USN (Ret.)

Captain Theodore Rogness Johnson, Jr., USN (Ret.), 94, passed away March 20, 2017. Memorial services will be conducted at the Chapel at Fort Meyer later this summer followed by internment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.  


Roger Ray King

Roger Ray King, 49, passed away April 8, 2017. A celebration of life was at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. 


Gary Glenn Robinson

Gary Glenn Robinson, 75, died March 30, 2017. A graveside service will be held in Mountain Home at a later date. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Sioux Falls. 


Thomas Pruner

Thomas Earl Pruner, 81, died April 7, 2017. Funeral services were at 10:30 AM, April 12, 2017 at Hilltop United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation was from 5-7PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home and Crematory in Sioux Falls. georgeboom.com


Raymond Schultz

Raymond "Ray" Schultz, 86, died April 6, 2017. Funeral services were at 11AM April 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation 3-7PM April 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with family present from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7PM. Visitation also on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Weiland Funeral Chapel, Madison. weilandfuneralchapel.com.


Varona "Tek" Jellema

Varona "Tek" Jellema, 86, died Friday, April, 7, 2017. Services were at 7PM Monday, April 10, 2007 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. The family was present from 5-7 PM prior to service. Interment was at 9 AM Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls. georgeboom.com


Joe B. Lockwood

Joe Bosley Lockwood, age 84, died on Thursday April 6, 2017. A memorial visitation was on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls from 5-7PM. georgeboom.com


Betty Marie Olson

Betty Marie Olson, age 90, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. A committal service was at 10AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Summit Hill Cemetery, rural Garretson. Memorial service at 11AM at the United Church of Garretson. Visitation with family present was from 5-7PM Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson. minnehahafuneralhome.com 


Loretta Berryman

Loretta E. (Cossalter) Berryman, 92, died Sunday, April 2, 2017. Memorial Mass was at 10AM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth. Visitation was 1 hour prior at church. Inurnment in Eveleth Cemetery. cron-sheehy.com


David Schoeneck

David H. Schoeneck, 67, passed away on April 6, 2017. Memorial visitation was from 5-7PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. A grave side service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri at 3:00PM, Friday, April 14, 2017. georgeboom.com


Ralph Weber

Ralph H. Weber, 90, passed away on April 6, 2017. Funeral mass was at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Montrose. Visitation with family present was at 6 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 with a 7 PM prayer service, also at church. kinzleyfh.com 


James A. Winker

Winker, James A., age 88, passed away on April 3, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville, MN with visitation Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5-8 PM at White Funeral Home, also 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Private interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial Service will also take place in Sioux Falls at a later date. whitefuneralhomes.com


Don DeHaan

Don DeHaan, 69, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. Visitation with the family present was 2-4 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Miller Southside Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Ave. Funeral service was at 10 AM on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. millerfh.com


Raymond Haley

Raymond Haley, 82, died April 4, 2017. Visitation was at 6:00 PM, Monday, April 10, 2017, at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil and Rosary at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Lambert Catholic Church with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. barnett-lewis.com


Holly Koob

Holly Francis Koob died April 5, 2017. Visitation with family present was 5-7PM on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Miller Westside Chapel: 6200 W. 41st St. at Valley View Rd. Funeral Services were at 10:30 AM, Monday, April 10, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1600 S Marion Rd., Sioux Falls. millerfh.com


Lawrence Ritz

Lawrence Henry Ritz, age 97, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Visitation with family present from 5-7PM was on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Miller Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 West 26th St. Interment was at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Sioux Falls. MillerFH.com


Bonnie R. Lewis

Bonnie Lewis, 75, died Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services were at 1:00 PM Friday, April 14, 2017 at Brandon Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Larchwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location. millerfh.com


Ingolf Maurstad

Ingolf (Ing) B. Maurstad, 89, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Memorial Service was held at Halladay-Peterson Chapel, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment was in Beatrice, NE on Friday, April 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Augustana College or Halladay-Peterson Chapel with Miller Funeral Home in charge. millerfh.com

Carol Mulder

Carol Jean Mulder, 72, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. Funeral services were at 10:00 AM Friday, April 14, 2017 at Canton United Methodist Church. Visitation was from 2-7PM Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 5-7PM. www.andersonandsonsfh.com


Douglas Currier

Douglas Joseph Currier passed away April 9, 2017. Memorial service was Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant at 10AM. Inurnment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bryant. heritagesfsd.com


Carol LeDuc Dravis

Carol LeDuc Dravis died April 3, 2017. Service was Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. William's Catholic Church, Guntersville, AL. 


Richard "Dick" Sorenson

Richard "Dick" Sorenson, 85, died April 7, 2017. Funeral services were at 11AM Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Brandon Lutheran Church, Brandon. Visitation with family present was from 5-7PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson. minnehahafuneralhome.com


Samuel Marks

Samuel Marks, age 80, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, April 14, 2017.  Samuel Ely Marks was born June 8, 1936 in Gayville, SD the son of Frank & Hazel (Hover) Marks. When Sam was 13, they moved to Yankton. Sam farmed until he was 28. For several years, he worked at Box Factory and then 24 years at Cimpl Meats. In 1979, he married Linda Mellom and they had one son, Charles, born in 1984. Sam was an avid pool player and hunter. He wrote poetry & published a book.  Some of his writings were published in South Dakota magazine and he became known as the “The Northland Poet.” He is survived by wife, Linda; son, Charles and 3 grandchildren, Lillian, Jerrett & Zara all of Sioux Falls. Preceding him in death were his parents; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. www.weilandfuneralchapel.com


Joe Lower

Joe Lower, 73, died April 8, 2017. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel, Watertown. Visitation prior to services. Family prayer service was at 10AM. Burial, with military honors, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls, MN.


Richard "Rick" Seeley

Richard "Rick" William Seeley II, age 51, passed away April 11, 2017. Visitation was Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4-7PM at Heritage Funeral Home with family present 5-7PM with time of sharing at 6:30PM. Memorial service was on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10AM at Heritage Funeral Home. heritagesfsd.com


Edward Martin

Edward "Ed" Martin, 65, died April 5, 2017. Remembrance will be at 7PM, April 19, 2017, at Lennox Legion Hall, Lennox. Funeral services will be at 2PM, April 21, 2017, at Chamberlain McColley's Funeral Home, Custer. chamberlainmccolleys.com


Beverly Wieking

Beverly Irene Wieking, 82, passed away April 11, 2017. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon. Visitation was 1 hour prior to services at 9:30AM. Burial was at 2PM in Canby, MN. georgeboom.com.


Leona Ann Fluit

Leona Ann Fluit, 78, died April 8, 2017. Private family services were held with Porter Funeral Home in Inwood, IA assisting the family. porterfuneralhomes.com


Validda Jackson

Validda "Val" Jackson, 86, died April 9, 2017. Funeral services were at 10AM Friday, April 14, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory. Family was present from 5-7PM Thursday, April 13, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. georgeboom.com 


Doug Kroger

Douglas Dean Kroger, 58, died April 12, 2017.  Funeral services were April 15, 2017 at 10:30AM at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation was Friday, April 14, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home from 2-8PM; family present 4-7PM. andersonandsonsfh.com


Mali Anne Farmer

Mali Farmer, 14, died April 8, 2017. Visitation was at 12PM with family present 5-7PM; prayer service at 7PM April 17, 2017, at Miller Westside Chapel, 6200 West 41st St. Funeral Mass was at 10AM April 18, 2017, at Cathedral of St. Joseph with private rites at Hills of Rest Cemetery. millerfh.com


Shirley Fox

Shirley Fox, 92, died April 13, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM April 19, 2017 at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Canton. Visitation April 18, 2017 from 2-4PM at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton; family present 5PM at St. Dominic's. andersonandsonsfh.com


Margaret A. Witt

Margaret A. Witt, 79, died April 15, 2017. Funeral Service was at 2PM April 18, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden, IA. Burial in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden. Visitation was 6-8PM, on April 17, 2017 at Porter Funeral Home, Hawarden. porterfuneralhomes.com


Harold McDonald

Harold McDonald, 76, died April 14, 2017. Celebration of Life will be at 6PM, April 19, 2017 at Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion. Visitation with family present 1 hour before services. Reception at Eagles’ in Vermillion. koberfuneralhome.com


Julie Fillenwarth

Julie Fillenwarth, 63, passed away April 14, 2017. Visitation was 5-8PM, April 18, 2017 at The Roof Garden/Pavillion-Arnolds Park, IA. Funeral Service at 11AM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, The Roof Garden/Pavilion-Arnolds Park, IA. Interment at Lakeview Gardens-Spirit Lake, IA. henryolsonfuneral.com


Wayne Noess

Wayne Noess, 59, died April 13, 2017. Funeral services was at 1PM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Bethesda Church, rural Marion. Visitation with family present was from 5-7PM on April 17, 2017 at church. hofmeisterjones.com


Edward "Eddie" "Bud" Engelkes

Edward "Eddie" "Bud" Engelkes, 85, died April 10, 2017. Memorial services will be at 7PM Friday, April 21, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home, 57th & Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls with visitation from 5-7PM with family present. hofmeisterjones.com


Connie Groen

Connie Groen 89, died Friday April 14, 2017. Funeral services were at 10:30AM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids, IA. Burial in Bethel Reformed Cemetery, rural Little Rock, IA. Visitation was Monday, April 17, 2017 from 2-8PM with family present 6-8PM at Jurrens Funeral Home, Rock Rapids.


Russell & Thelma Hennage

The inurnment will be held on April 22, 2017 at 10:30AM in the Dell Rapids Cemetary, Dell Rapids. Followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:30AM in the Flandreau United Methodist Church, Flandreau.


Ernest Raanes

Ernest E. Raanes, 87, died April 13, 2017. Funeral services were at 11AM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory. Family present 5-7PM Monday, April 17, 2017 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory. georgeboom.com


Donavan S. Lambertus

Donavan S. Lambertus, 47, died April 14, 2017. Family was present from 10-7PM April 17, 2017 at Cowboy Way Church, Hartford. Celebration of Life service was at 7 PM at church. georgeboom.com


Raphael Schwebach

Raphael V. Schwebach, 92, opassed away April 11, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM April 19, 2017 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation was at noon April 18, 2017 with Christian Wake Service at 6PM at Kahler Funeral Home. Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary followed wake service. kahlerfh.com


Thomas Tabor

Thomas Tabor, 91, died April 13, 2017. Memorial services will be at 2PM Sat., April 29, 2017 at United Methodist Church, Madison. Visitation 12-2PM at church. Inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings. weilandfuneralchapel.com

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