Obituaries

Ellsworth G. Anderson

84 Kimball March 1 Ellsworth G. Anderson, age 84, of Kimball, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Ellsworth George Anderson was born October 2, 1935 in Webster, South Dakota to Albert and Ida (Leegard) Anderson. Ellsworth grew up on the...

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Jeffery Bruce Almond

67 Formerly from Hurley Feb. 16 Jeffrey Bruce Almond, 67 of Indianapolis,Indiana, formerly of Hurley S.D. passed away Feb 16, 2022 at IU West Hospital in Indianapolis.  Jeff was born on June 22nd, 1954 in Sioux Falls to Robert and Audrae (Stoddard) Almond. Jeff...

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Sue Dannenbring Schlomer

62 Parker Jan. 24 Sue Dannenbring Schlomer was born to Warren “Bud” and Donna (Merrill) Dannenbring on September 2, 1960. Sue lived in Parker, SD, and graduated from Parker High School, then graduated from Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1979, she moved with...

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Virginia L. Hansen

94 Viborg Feb. 12 Virginia L. Hansen, age 94 of Viborg, SD passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home.  Virginia Lee Manzel, daughter of Louie and Millicent Manzel, was born December 24, 1927 in Viborg, SD. She was baptized on...

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Teresa Berg

63 Montevideo, Minn.  Jan. 20 Teresa Berg, age 63, of Montevideo, Minnesota passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022 at CCM Health in Montevideo. A Celebration of her life will be held later this year. Teresa Lynn Berg was born January 10, 1959, in Sioux Falls,...

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Bernice Pfeiffer

95 Parker Jan. 27 Bernice Pfeiffer, 95, of Parker passed away on Jan. 27th at Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Bernice was born on April 16, 1926 in Freeman, SD. She was the first child of Bruno and Minnie Baer. Bernice was baptized May 13, 1926 and confirmed on May 17,...

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Angelo Ramirez

76 Chancellor Jan. 31 Angelo Ramirez, 76 of Chancellor, SD died Monday, January31, 2022 at home of natural causes. Angelo Tony Ramirez was born on April 26, 1945 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he grew up. He received a bachelors and masters degree from USD in...

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Leann M. Dramstad

71 Huron Feb. 1 Leann M. Dramstad, 71, of Huron passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, and friend.  Leann Marie Felsheim was born June 15, 1950, to Harry and Joyce (Hatheway)...

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Doris Duffy

104 Jan. 22 Doris Duffy was gently called home Saturday, January 22 at the Dougherty Hospice House. Doris was born on July 5, 1918 to Mabel (Smith) and Deno Erdmann near Stratford, South Dakota. Doris lived on the family farm near Ferney and attended grade school in a...

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Shirley Duncan

93 Parker Jan. 12 Shirley Duncan, 93 of Parker, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Tieszen Memorial Home, Marion, SD.  Shirley Ann Brandsma was born on August 15, 1928 in Flandreau to Epton and Amanda (Petersen) Brandsma. She attended school at Shady Lawn...

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Charles Anthony Larsen

69 Jan. 5 Charles Anthony (Chuck) Larsen was born June 7, 1953 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Charles E. Larsen and Phyllis M. (Wachendorf) Larsen. He passed from this life January 5,2022 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota after a brief illness,...

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Shawn K. Smith

67 Viborg Jan. 1 Shawn K. Smith, 67 of Viborg died Saturday, January 1, 2022 at his home of natural causes.  Shawn Keith Smith was born on December 14, 1954 at Rockville Centre, New York to Allen Leslie Smith, Jr and Valerie Mary (Golmini) Smith. Shawn was raised...

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Tammy Benjamin

51 Freeman Dec. 20 Tammy Benjamin, 51, of Freeman passed away on Dec. 20th at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls.  Tammy Benjamin, 51, of Freeman SD passed away peacefully on December 20th, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital with her family at her side. Tammy Schrag was...

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Avis Jurgens

90 Dec. 10 Parker Avis Jurgens, 90 of Parker, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Ava’s House, Sioux Falls.  Avis Loretta Jurgens was born on October 29, 1931 at Hurley, SD to Soren and Esther (Williamson) Christensen.  She attended country school until 5th...

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Larry L. Nielsen

67 Viborg Dec. 12 Larry L. Nielsen, 67 of Viborg, passed away on December 12, 2021. Larry Lee Nielsen was born May 24th 1954 in Yankton, South Dakota to Milton and Reta (Pinkston) Nielsen.  He passed away December 12, 2021 at his home in rural Irene, SD at the...

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Mike Van Vliet

50 Dec. 8 Parker Mike Van Vliet, 50 of Parker, passed away on Dec. 8, 2021 at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.  Michael Scott Van Vliet was born on June 25, 1971 in Willmar, MN to Jerry and Barbara (Kuiper) Van Vliet. He was the oldest of 4 children. Mike...

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Carolyn Sneller

92 Dec. 1 Parker Carolyn Sneller, 92, formerly of Parker South Dakota , passed away on December 1 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.  Carolyn Wilma Sneller was born on December 18,1928 to William and Carrie (Ver Steeg) Boone in Sanborn, Iowa. She was...

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Adeline Wildeboer

94 Chancellor Dec. 3 Adeline Wildeboer, 94, of Chancellor, SD, died Friday, December 3, 2021, at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg, SD. Adeline Sena Plucker was born on July 20, 1927, near Tea, SD, the daughter of Martin and Ranstina “Tina” (Rippentrop)...

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Donna M. Richards

86 Nov. 22 Parker Donna M. Richards, 86 of Parker died Monday, Nov. 22, at the Good Samaritan Center in Windom, MN. A private family service will be held at Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home in Parker with burial at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker. After Friday the service can...

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Gary Kropuenske

74 Nov. 22 Viborg Gary Kropuenske, 74 former teacher and coach, died Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg.  Gary Lynn Kropuenske was born on Feb. 2, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD to Gerald and Margaret Kropuenske. He was the second of...

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