Edward Kocmich Obituary

Edward J. Kocmich was born to John and Caroline (Binder) Kocmich on February 28, 1915 near Avon, South Dakota. He died November 16, 2008 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls after a brief illness.

Ed graduated from Lone Tree No.1 in Charles Mix County near Dante, South Dakota. He worked on the family farm in the 1930’s and was in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in Custer, South Dakota. Ed worked different jobs in Sioux City, Iowa from 1939 until 1943. On April 26, 1943, he married Esther M. Pollock. He served in the United States Navy as a gunner’s mate on the Stvank Wellington, a gasoline tanker in the Pacific Theater, from 1943 until December 1945. Ed started farming in 1948 and farmed near Hurley, Yankton, and Lesterville until retirement in 1982. Ed and Esther moved to Scotland, South Dakota, where he was a substitute mail carrier for Scotland and Lesterville for 20 years. He served on the Scotland City Council. He was a member of St. George Catholic Church. Ed was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus of Tyndall, South Dakota. Ed loved playing cards, watching the local baseball team and being with his family.

Ed is survived by his three sons: Eugene (Gene) and wife Jeanine of Hampton, Virginia, Gerald (Jerry) and wife Fran of Omaha, Nebraska, Charles (Chuck) and Lisa Lavoie of Phoenix, Arizona; a daughter, Margaret (Peg) and husband Dick Behl of Scotland, South Dakota; five granddaughters, four grandsons, and six great-grandchildren; his sisters: Alvina Krcil, Hattie Pudwill, Dorothy Pudwill, and Mildred Roth; and three sisters-in-law: Leona Kocmich, Ella O’Hara, and Josephine Kluemper.

He was preceded in death by his wife Esther, his parents, two brothers, two sisters, ten brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Muriel Davis Jonas Obituary

Muriel Vivian Jonas was born Tuesday, November 5, 1918 to Wilbur and Cathryn (Baker) Davis. She went to Cass Country School and graduated from Scotland High School. She married Victor Jonas on November 5, 1941. They lived on the family farm for 58 years and enjoyed many good years farming together. Muriel enjoyed gardening, raising ducks, geese and chickens as well as milking her cows for fresh milk and cream.

In September of 1999, Muriel and Victor moved east of Menno to live on the same farm as their son and daughter-in-law. Muriel enjoyed spending more time with her grandchildren and great-great-grandson during these three years. Victor passed away in March of 2002. Muriel remained in her home until October 2002 when she moved into the Salem Home for the Aged. She enjoyed painting towels, pillowslips, woodcrafts and quilting blocks. Muriel moved to Oak View Terrace where she lived for the remainder of her life. She passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Freeman Medical Center at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 27 days.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her son Duane Jonas and his wife Karon of Freeman; two grandchildren: Lynette Hauck and her husband Terry of Freeman and Steven Jonas and his wife Janel of Scotland; three great-grand children, Jordan and Mackenzie Hauck and Katelyn Jonas; one sister, Loraine Heckenlaible; and a host of friends and family.

Preceding her in death were her husband, infant son Lyle Wayne, and her parents.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Myrtle Beecher McCann Obituary

Myrtle Eleanor Beecher was born on April 5, 1924 to Roy and Ida (Spurrel) Beecher at their rural farm north of Springfield, South Dakota. She attended Armstrong rural school and Springfield High School, graduating in 1942. She was active in 4H club in county and state activities as well as being state Vice President and won a scholarship to SDSU. She graduated from Southern State in 1944 with a teacher’s certificate.

She was married to Marlo McCann on November 21, 1943 at St. Leo Catholic Church. They lived in Beatrice, Nebraska until 1946 when they moved to their farm near Tabor, South Dakota where they raised five children. In 1963, Myrtle started teaching rural school. In 1966, the family moved to Tyndall where she taught until Multiple Sclerosis caused the end of her teaching career. She also worked as the first activity director at the Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall. She worked as a teacher’s aide at the Tyndall School from 1970 to 1978, when she retired. After Marlo's death in 1991, Myrtle moved to Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls. Myrtle was very active in the Good Samaritan Village as a patient advocate, leading prayer service, rosary time, and bell choir. She died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

Happy to have shared her life are three sons: Dr. Joe (Nila) McCann of Williston, North Dakota, Jim McCann of Phoenix, Arizona and Carla McCann of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ron (Conni) McCann of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a daughter, Mary (Bruce) Mathis of Spokane, Washington; a son-in-law, Don Hinzman of Pueblo, Colorado; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis Turner of Springfield, South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marlo, her daughter Cathy Hinzman of Pueblo, Colorado and her parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Shirley Krieger Obituary

Shirley C. Krieger was born on Saturday, September 28, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Edwin and Viola (Sunderman) Krieger. In August of 1944, the family moved to Scotland, South Dakota. Over the years, Shirley cared for many children in the Scotland area and will be remembered as a kind and loving babysitter. She filled her home with the fruits of her many talents and her handiwork included countless knitted and crocheted items, centerpieces and doilies. Shirley made all of her own clothes and sewed many matching outfits for herself and her mother. She was also a wonderful cook and baker. Shirley was a faithful daughter and companion to her mother and they spent many happy hours together. Due to failing health, Shirley became a resident of the Avera Yankton Care Center in November of 2007, and it was there that she passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 18 days.

Shirley is survived by her beloved mother, Viola Auch of Scotland; two nephews: Michael (Paula) Krieger and family of Columbus, Nebraska and Chad (Tonia) Krieger and family of Yankton, South Dakota; a sister-in-law, Velma (Gary) Kuchta and family of Yankton, South Dakota; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her father, Edwin Krieger, her stepfather, Allo Auch, a brother, Allen Krieger, an infant sister, Eileen Krieger, and an infant brother, Dennis Krieger.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Donald Seiner Obituary

Don F. Seiner, 69, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Avera McKennan Hospice Unit.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2006 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Visitation will begin 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2006 with family present from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Miller West Funeral Chapel, 41st & Valley View Rd., Sioux falls.

Don F. Seiner was born July 8, 1936 in Avon, SD to John and Katherine (Jurczewsky) Seiner. He grew up and attended school in Avon graduating from Avon High School.

Don was employed in the Food Services Department at the Human Services Center in Yankton, SD from 1956 to 1986.

Don married Pat A. Bostrom on April 20, 1974 in Yankton, SD.

Don was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

His wife, Pat of Sioux Falls and one brother, Robert of Avon, SD, survive Don.

Don loved to fish and call in to radio station call-in contests.

For obituary and on-line registry, please visit www.millerfh.com

*Miller Funeral Home

Ella Renschler Severson Obituary

Ella E. Severson, 87, of Vermillion, SD died Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Ella Renschler was born September 8, 1919 near Avon, SD to George and Rosina (Schmidt) Renschler. She grew up on the farm with four brothers, and two sisters in the Avon area, and graduated from Myrtle School in Avon. Ella worked in Vermillion after graduation and married Lowell Severson on April 6, 1940, and they farmed in Vermillion and Elk Point, SD until 1962 when they moved to an acreage near Sioux City, IA. She took a job with Gerkin's Window Company and also attended Stewart's Beautician School, and received her Beauticians license from Iowa. She worked in the Beauty shop in Riverside, IA and eventually retired and moved to a farm near Westfield, IA and they returned to farming, and she worked part time at the beauty shop in Westfield. They moved back to Vermillion in 1987, and Lowell died in 2002.

Ella was active in the Myrtle School Alumni, the Vermillion Saddle Club for many years, loved to trail ride, Bowling until age 85, and enjoyed taking things to the Farmers Market and the County Fair. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, the County Extension Club for 50+ years, and the Rebekahs and the Eagles. She was very proud of being a Sunday School teacher and a 4H leader.

She is survived by her two sons; Larry (Loretta) of Vermillion, Dennis (Pam) of Louisiana, MO, and a daughter Rosalie (Don) Merrill of Troutdale, OR. Two brothers; Alvin Renschler of Meckling, SD and Hugo Renschler of Vermillion. Two sisters Leah Laferriere of Shelton, WA, and Linda Klave of Vermillion, 15 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Rienhold and Richard, a daughter-in-law Rosemary and two grandchildren Jeff and Amanda.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion with burial to follow in the Bluffview Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and obituary: hansenfuneralhome.com.

Albina Kozel Sykora Obituary

Albina L. Sykora, age 82, of Yankton, S.D., passed away July 19, 2002, at the El Centro Regional Medical Center, El Centro, Calif.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2002, at St. George's Catholic Church, Scotland, S.D., with the Rev. William Osborn officiating. Burial will be in St. George's Catholic Cemetery, Scotland. Pallbearers will be Thomas Sykora III, Bill Jensen, Alex Sykora, Timothy Jensen, Thomas Huether, Gregory Douglas, Howard Bresaw and Thomas Jensen. Visitations will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002, at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service followed by a rosary. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Albina was born Nov. 18, 1919, to Louis and Anna (Kostel) Kozel in Scotland, S.D. She married Thomas J. Sykora in August 1941 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, S.D. After their marriage, they lived on a farm near Tabor. From 1956 to 1959, Albina lived in Scotland, S.D. Albina moved to Yankton in 1959 and lived there until 2002. She worked at Kochi Restaurant and Avera Sacred Heart where she did food preparation. She also was a homemaker. On July 5, 1998, her daughter, Sandra passed away. Before Albina's death, she lived with her granddaughter, Tina Jensen in Sioux Falls and her son Terry in El Centro, Calif., until the time of her death. Albina enjoyed her family and grandchildren, gardening and she was known for her kolaches.

Her memory is cherished by two sons: Terry (Esperanza) Sykora, El Centro, Calif.; and Thomas (Donna) Sykora, Eagan, Minn.; seven grandchildren: Jackie Sykora, Tom (Kari) Sykora, Michael (Beth) Sykora, Sacha Sykora, Alex Sykora, Tina (Tim) Jensen, and Bill (Candy) Jensen; and six great-grandchildren: Craig Jensen, Dillion Logue, Justin Logue, Kassandra Jensen, Isabella Jensen and Diamond Aragon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sandra Jensen and a great-granddaughter, Dominque Miranda.

Adella Erps Wold Obituary

Adella Wilhelmina Nickelena (Erps) Wold was born on a farm in Hutchinson County north of Scotland, South Dakota on Sunday, September 24, 1911. She was the youngest of six children born to August and Lena (Dockweiler) Erps. In 1915, the family moved from the farm into Kaylor. Adella attended the Kaylor Public School through the 10th grade. In March of 1928, they moved to Scotland. She worked in various homes in Scotland for several years. Adella was united in marriage to Albert Wold on January 21, 1931 and they raised a family of three children. She worked for Wold’s Grocery Store for nine years. She worked at the Scotland High School for seven years, first in the school lunchroom and later with her husband, “Ep,” as a janitor, retiring in 1964. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Scotland and the Scotland VFW Auxiliary. Adella passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland, having achieved the age of 100 years and 10 months.

Adella is survived by her three children: daughter Mina Treick of Ohio, son Gary Wold of South Dakota, and son Gale Wold of Texas; and three grandchildren: grandsons Scott Treick of Ohio and Tim Wold of Montana, and granddaughter Rhiannon (Wold) Gonzalez of Texas.

In addition to her parents, August and Lena Erps, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Ep” Wold in 1993; a grandson, Steven Treick; a son-in-law, Ronald Treick; four brothers: Bill, Emil, Ben and Edward; and a sister, Malinda (Erps) Lerssen.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland or the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Adolf Krcil Obituary

Adolf Krcil, age 80, of Yankton,and formerly of Avon, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Kearney, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton with the Rev. Mark Lichter officiating. Burial will be in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Tyndall, SD, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Visitations will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Collin Petri, Luke Krcil, Don Krcil, Terry Krcil, Tim Krcil and Lawrence Furney.

Adolf Rudolf Krcil was born August 5, 1931 near Dante, SD to Adolph and Pauline (Cahoy) Krcil. Adolf attended school through the 8th grade and then worked on the family farm. On November 14, 1950 he married the love of his life, Phyllis Raabe. They lived by Dante, SD for 2 years until purchasing a farm near Avon, SD. Adolf and Phyllis farmed from 1950 to 1984. In addition Adolf worked part time doing construction work in Wagner, SD and the night shift at C.R. Industries, Springfield, SD running a forklift. In 1984 they moved to Yankton, SD where they managed the Village Green Apartments. In addition he worked delivering donuts for Jim Putz (1985); cleaned at Alumax (1985) and in 1987 starting working at the State Hospital in Yankton as a painter. He retired from there in 2004. Also, in 1990 Adolf and Phyllis began managing the Carriage House Apartments where he remained until his death.

Adolf greatly valued his family friends and faith in God. His love and concern for his family and his tenants was evident in everything he did. He loved being a “Grandpa” and spent time with his grandchildren attending their events, playing games (especially cards), fishing and giving them that special “Grandpa love” that only he could give. Adolf and Phyllis attended many Polka dances and festivals and loved traveling throughout the country. He was also a skilled handyman who enjoyed fixing things.

Those grateful for having shared his life include his son, Al of Yankton; daughter Kathy (Rick) Petri of Kearney, NE and Grandchildren Kaitlin and Collin Petri; Dani, Mikayla and Alex Krcil.

Adolf was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; brothers, Henry and Joe; and daughter-in-law Dorothy (Slama) Krcil.

*Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

Outside the Kirwan Home

O'Connor, Kirwan,  McGregor

Last Man's Club

Kiestra, Boon, Peterson, Flamming, Eads, Weiser, Schmidt, Briehan,
 Kirwan, Auzman, Mulligan, Puckett, Bambas, Ferguson, 
Thompson, Dennis, Schanel, Osmond

*Tyndall Tribune & Register ~ July 5, 1979

1930 Five Generation Photo

Hattie Hovorka, Marjorie Sternhagen, Barbara Stverak, Anna Bouska, Anna Sedlacek

Wilbur Svanda Obituary

Wilbur Svanda died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at home following a nine-month illness. He was 79 years, 1 month and 10 days old. He died as he lived, with peace and dignity.

Visitation is 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Goglin Funeral Chapel, Tyndall, South Dakota. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2007, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, South Dakota, with the Rev. Marilyn Stone, Lorney VanGerpen and Fr. Gerald Thury officiating. Music will be provided by organist Lois Tjeerdsma with special music by Joyce Svanda and Robert Bueb. Casketbearers are Christopher Svanda, Cory Svanda, Ed Berka, Jim Sip, Cal Tjeerdsma andd Joe Plihal. Interment is in the Country Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Tyndall, South Dakota, with Military Graveside Rites by Pike-Wagner American Legion Post #2.

Wilbur E. Svanda was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1928, on the Svanda homestead north of Tyndall. He was the youngest of three children born to Joseph and Anna (Vavruska) Svanda. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1946 and worked at the local bakery until he started farming with his dad and brother in 1947. Wilbur joined the U.S. Army in March of 1951 and served in Ft. Lewis, Washington as a cook for the 231st Combat Engineers, Headquarters Co. He also went to training in California to be a code breaker and observed the atomic testings in the flats of Nevada before being honorably discharged in March 1953. While on leave, Wilbur married Arlene Nedved of Wagner on January 3, 1952. She later joined him on base in Washington. After his service to his country, they returned to the home place and began farming. Wilbur raised and bred Grade A Holstein dairy cattle from 1954 until the early 1990s. He was very proud of his herd. He became involved in?4-H with his son, Roger, showing the dairy cattle. He remained an active crop and cattle farmer until January of 2007.

Wilbur was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder and holding various offices. He also served as Secretary of the Bon Homme County 4-H Club Association. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He was also a past member of the Dairy Improvement Testing Association.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene, residing in the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center; his two sons: Warren Svanda and Roger (Connie) Svanda, all of Tyndall; his brother, Elmer (Annabelle) Svanda and sister, Irene Herman, all of Tyndall. He will also be dearly missed by his three grandchildren: Christopher, Cory and Carly, who filled him up with joy.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Emil Herman.

Wilbur will be remembered as a man of honesty and integrity, so much more than can be said in a few words.

Emma Hakl Svanda Obituary

Funeral service for Emma Harriet Svanda will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2006 at Tyndall Presbyterian Church, Tyndall, South Dakota. Clergy will be Pastor John McNeill, Organist will be Becky Tycz, soloist will be Lisa Knoll and accompanist will be Barbara Van Gerpen. Music will include "On Eagle's Wings" and "How Great Thou Art." Casketbearers will be Doug Wynia, Lowell Tjeerdsma, Don Enders, Dustin Tjeerdsma, Jason Tjeerdsma and Megan Tjeerdsma. Interment will be in Country Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Tabor, South Dakota. Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with family present to greet visitors from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Tyndall, South Dakota.

Emma H. (Hakl) Svanda was born on September 25, 1911 to Joseph and Mary (Hachecky) Hakl at Tabor, South Dakota. She attended grade school through the 8th grade. Emma helped her dad and brother with farming until she married Frank Svanda on September 16, 1930. Together they farmed near Tyndall for 34 years before retiring to Tyndall in 1964. To this union two children were born, Irma and Doran. Emma worked at various jobs in Tyndall, but retired to take care of Frank when he became ill. Emma will be remembered for her love of crocheting, cooking and baking kolaches, playing cards and watching television. She liked to help her friends and enjoyed traveling in her younger years. She was a member of the Tyndall Presbyterian Church and was a helpful volunteer in church work as well as other volunteer work she did at the Good Samaritan Home. She lived at the Lidi Apartments for 18 years until her health began to decline and she moved to the Springfield Assisted Living Center. She was a resident of the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home for the past three years, until her passing on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at the age of 94 years.

Thankful for sharing Emma's life are her two children: Irma Wynia of Springfield, South Dakota and Doran Svanda of Pontiac, Michigan; six grandchildren: Douglas (Cheryl) Wynia of Tyndall, South Dakota, Lori (Don) Enders of San Antonio, Texas, Lois (Lowell) Tjeerdsma of Springfield, South Dakota; Toni (Rick) Cox of Lapeer, Michigan, Vicki (Jim) Barnett of Pontiac, Michigan and Curtis (Sarah) Svanda of Pontiac, Michigan; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marie (Joe) Sortino of Omaha, Nebraska and Dorothy Dvoracek of Tabor, South Dakota; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her are her husband; a son-in-law, Duane Wynia; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Svanda; an infant Wynia grandson; one brother, Ed; and four sisters: Lillian, Blanche, Eleanor and Elsie.

Evelyn Hubregtse Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Evelyn Tjeerdsma, 80, of Springfield, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, with burial in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Evelyn Stella Tjeerdsma, daughter of Peter and Mary (TenDolle) Hubregtse, was born on the family farm west of Springfield on October 4, 1925. She died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at her apartment in the Springfield Assisted Living Center. Evelyn attained the age of 80 years, six months and 29 days.

Evelyn attended country school in the Springfield area and graduated from Avon High School.

Evelyn married Clarence "Speed" Tjeerdsma on June 21, 1945, at her parents' home. Six children were born to their union. Together they farmed and Evelyn served in the roles of wife, mother and homemaker. She and Clarence became residents of the Springfield Assisted Living Center on July 20, 2004.

Evelyn was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher to three year olds and belonged to God's Garden Circle. She also was a member of the Dwight Wood American Legion Auxiliary.

Evelyn was well known for her poems and sayings that she included in the cards and letters she sent to friends and family. She loved her family and her grandchildren will lovingly remember their "Bingo trips to Avon" with Grandma. Evelyn and Clarence enjoyed attending Avon High School sports activities.

Thankful for having shared her life are her husband of 60 years, Clarence of Springfield; children: Norma Sue Adema and husband, Mel of Sioux City, IA, Dwight and wife, Sue of Springfield, Wendell and wife, Marsha of Salem, and Lowell and wife, Lois of Springfield; son-in-law, George Heisinger of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Duane and wife, Minnie Rose Hubregtse of Springfield; two sisters: Agnes Eckert and husband, Ed of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Bowen and husband, Bobby of Macon, GA; and a host of relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by two daughters: Rita Sue and Clarice Joan Heisinger; her parents; and a brother, Clarence.

Anita Eringa Tjeerdsma Obituary

Anita Marcia (Eringa) Tjeerdsma was born March 3, 1943. She passed away on December 17, 2010, at the Hospice Unit of Arizona, in Sun City West, AZ.

She was the daughter of Pierre and Lillian (Walking) Eringa. Her childhood days were spent living with her parents on a farm southwest of Springfield, SD. Anita’s elementary education was attending several rural schools followed by graduation from Springfield High School in 1961. Her spiritual life began with baptism on July 7, 1943, in the Emmanuel Reformed Church of Springfield, SD, attended catechism and made confession of faith on November 18, 1959. The Emmanuel Reformed Church was also the setting for her wedding to Robert J. Tjeerdsma of Avon, SD, on July 18, 1961. Anita participated in the various programs of the Church; was a longtime member of Willing Workers Circle and Guild; and was organist in the Church for many years.

Anita also enjoyed doing community activities and was a member of the Contemporary Civic Club; was instrumental in helping with work connected with formation and charter member of the Springfield Golf Club; and was an active member of the Springfield Historical Musuem. One of Anita’s priority’s was helping her husband, Robert, with the many activities on the farm, esp. during harvest time. She was employed a number of years doing restaurant work, working at the USD/Springfield Vocational College, and managing the Club House at the Golf Course. For relaxation, Anita took time out for bowling, golfing, fishing and watching NE football games. Many of her friends and relatives appreciated the talent she had in writing poetry for them. The past 10 years, Anita and Robert have enjoyed their retirement wintering in Sun City West, AZ.

Thankful for having shared her life are her husband, Robert, of Springfield; children: Natalie (Tom) Vollmer, Yankton, SD, Ross (Jodi) Tjeerdsma, Sioux Falls, SD, and Paul Tjeerdsma, Arizona; grandchildren: Trevor Tjeerdsma, Sioux Falls, SD, John Vollmer, Yankton, SD; one great grandchild; and many relatives and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Allen; brother, Urwin Eringa; and her father and mother, Pierre and Lillian Eringa.

A memorial service will be held in the Desert Palms Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Linda J. Bailey, officiating.

Gravesite rites will be held later in the Spring back in Springfield, SD.

Cards and memorials may be sent to: The Robert Tjeerdsma Family, 14421 Gunsight Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375.

Clarence Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Clarence Tjeerdsma, 90 of Springfield will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery, rural Springfield, with military honors. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7.

Clarence “Speed” Tjeerdsma, son of Oscar and Susie (DeVries) Tjeerdsma, was born on a farm near Springfield on September 21, 1919. He died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Clarence attained the age of 90 years, one month and 11 days.

Clarence was a lifetime resident of Bon Homme County. He attended Hitt Country School through the eighth grade. Clarence served in the US Navy during World War II and was a member of the Dwight Wood American Legion Post #132.

Clarence married Evelyn S. Hubregtse on June 21, 1945 at her parents’ home. Six children were born to their union. Together they farmed and raised livestock on a farm near Perkins. They became residents of the Springfield Assisted Living Center on July 20, 2004. Evelyn died May 3, 2006. Clarence became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall on October 30, 2009.

Clarence made confession of faith on November 18, 1940 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield and remained a faithful member all of his life. He served two terms as deacon and also served as Sunday School Superintendent.

Clarence served as a Bon Homme County Commissioner from 1978 to 1986. He also served as secretary for Farm Bureau, was a member of Farm Mutual of Bon Homme County, and a member of Resource, Conservation and Development.

Clarence enjoyed bowling, wood working, gas engines of all types, restoring old tractors and being in the Friday Night Domino Club.

Thankful for having shared his life are his children: Norma and husband Mel Adema of Sioux City, IA; Dwight and wife Sue of Springfield; the late Clarice and husband George Heisinger of Springfield; Wendell and wife Marsha of Salem; and Lowell and wife Lois of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; special friend Lorraine DeJong of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years; two daughters: Rita Sue in infancy and Clarice Joan Heisinger on January 31, 2003; parents; and seven brothers: George, who died as an infant, Peter, Gerrit, Jess, George, John and Oscar.

*Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Homes

James Tjeerdsma Obituary

Services were held for James Edwin Tjeerdsma, 69, of Avon June 11 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield with Pastor Dave Reck officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Tjeerdsma, Gary Romkema, Ivan Jelsma, Greg Svanda, Ryan Tjeerdsma, Gary Boltjes and Grant Boltjes. Honorary pallbearers were Jim's grandchildren and past and present drivers of Randel Tjeerdsma Trucking. Burial was in the Emanuel Cemetery, Springfield.

James Edwin Tjeerdsma, son of Jess and Johanna (Odens) Tjeerdsma, was born October 23, 1935, on a farm south of Kingsburg, SD. Jim's parents moved to various farms in the Springfield and Avon areas. He attended Hitt and Drake Country Schools through the eighth grade. Jim farmed with his Dad until 1952, then continued to farm with his brothers, Orvan and Les. Jim joined the U.S. Army in June of 1955, serving for two years in Ft. Chaffee, AR and Ft. Sill, OK. After his honorable discharge in June of 1957, he returned to farming. In the fall of 1957, Jim worked at Academy where he helped build an elevator on the Pete Olson farm. Jim married Cornelia Boltjes March 14, 1958 at Platte. They made their home and farmed southeast of Avon. Four children were born to their union. Along with his love for farming, Jim also was a truck driver for Tjeerdsma Trucking for many years. Jim joined the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield March 1, 1953. He served as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent and remained a faithful member all of his life. He died June 8, 2005 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls from complications from aspergillus and pneumonia.

Survivors are his wife, Cornelia of Avon; children, Kevin (Charlene) of Avon, Susan (Randy) Cahoy and Shelly (Alan) Miller, all of Mitchell and Joel (Deb) of Rogers, Minn.; ten grandchildren; one brother, Cal (Vicki) of Tyndall; three sisters, Phyllis Romkema and Shirley Jelsma, both of Springfield and Joyce (Larry) Svanda of Tyndall; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Tjeerdsma of Springfield and Jerralynne Tjeerdsma of Sioux Falls and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orvan and Leslie and two brothers-in-law, Ray Romkema and Don Jelsma.

Orvan Tjeerdsma Obituary

Orvan V. Tjeerdsma, 76, of Springfield, died from complications of pneumonia Thursday, February 3, 2005, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Orvan attained the age of 76 years, five months and four days. His funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, with burial in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday followed by a prayer service.

Orvan Verle Tjeerdsma, son of Jess and Johanna (Odens) Tjeerdsma, was born August 30, 1928, on a farm near Springfield, SD. Orvan received his education at the Drake, Kingsburg and Hitt Country Schools. Orvan made his Confession of Faith on September 24, 1946, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church of Springfield and remained a faithful member, where he served as a deacon and elder.

Orvan married Gertrude Boersma on March 22, 1949, at the rural Emmanuel Reformed Church. Seven children were born to their union.

Orvan farmed south of Avon all of his working years. He also had a trucking business for 34 years, hauling livestock, grain and feed. Orvan sold the trucking business to his son, Randel in 1988. He and Gertrude moved to Springfield on December 7, 1996.

Orvan will be remembered as a hard worker and as someone who was always on time. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Gertrude of Springfield; children Randal and wife, Barb of Yankton, Jean Brown and husband, Wayne of Akron, IA, Keith and wife, Jill of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Marilyn Feekes and husband, Duane of Orange City, IA, Wayne and wife, Shari of Avon, Larry and wife, Dwan of Avon, and Lois Siewert and husband, Greg of Sioux Falls; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jim and wife, Cornelia of Avon and Cal and wife, Vicki of Tyndall; three sisters: Phyllis Romkema and Shirley Jelsma, both of Springfield and Joyce Svanda and husband, Larry of Tyndall; and many relatives and friends.

Orvan was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Tjeerdsma; his parents, one brother, Leslie; and two brothers-in-law: Donald Jelsma and Ray Romkema.

Gertrude Boersma Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Gertrude Tjeerdsma, 86, of Springfield, are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. Burial is in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7, followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Tjeerdsma was born January 7, 1925 in rural Springfield, the daughter of Bakke and Tryntje (Westra) Boersma. She died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion. Gertrude attained the age of 86 years, nine months and a day.

She received her education at the rural Perkins School.

Gertrude made confession of faith on October 9, 1943 in the Emmanuel Reformed Church. Her favorite scripture was Chapter 55 of Isaiah.

Before her marriage, Gertrude worked at the rural Perkins Store.

She married Orvan Tjeerdsma on March 22, 1949 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in the country. Together they farmed south of Avon until December of 1996, when they moved into Springfield.

She is survived by her four sons: Randel (Barb) of Yankton; Keith (Jill) of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Wayne (Shari) of Avon; and Larry (Dwan) of Elkton; three daughters: Jean Brown of Vermillion; Marilyn (Duane) Feekes of Orange City, IA; and Lois (Greg) Siewert of Sioux Falls; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Jessie (Glenn) Heusinkveld of Springfield; sister-in-law Jessie Boersma of Springfield; and sister-in-law Luree Boersma of Yankton.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Wayne Brown; one grandson, Nathan Tjeerdsma; and two brothers: Case and Renze Boersma.

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Harvey Rokusek Obituary

Harvey Donald Rokusek was born on Monday, December 10, 1923 to Albert T. and Catherine (Bouska) Rokusek on the family farm near Tripp, South Dakota. He was raised on the farm and attended Sharon District #18 Country School through the 8th grade. Harvey was united in marriage to Shirley Dangel on June 1, 1948 at St. George Catholic Church in Scotland. They made their home on the farm Northwest of Scotland. Harvey farmed nearly all of his life and even after retirement he enjoyed checking on the crops and following their progress. He enjoyed hunting and will be remembered for the adventures he had with his children hunting jackrabbits while waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve. Harvey was a long-standing and devoted member of St. George Catholic Church and served on the committee to fund the building of the new church. The light of his life and his pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harvey died on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 on his farm near Scotland at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 17 days.

Harvey's memory will be cherished by his wife of 60 years, Shirley, of rural Scotland; four children: Richard Rokusek of Norfolk, Nebraska, Dr. James (Jane) Rokusek of Watertown, South Dakota, Paul (Barb) Rokusek of rural Tripp, South Dakota, and Susan (Kevin) Beehler of Delmont, South Dakota; eight grandchildren: Anna (Tim) Olson of Alexandria, Minnesota, Dan Rokusek of Rapid City, South Dakota, Katie Rokusek of Alexandria, Minnesota, Allison Rokusek of Watertown, South Dakota, Andy (Katie) Rokusek of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mark Rokusek of Brooklyn, New York, and Scott Beehler and Amanda Beehler, both of Delmont, South Dakota; three great-grandchildren: Ayla and Macy Rokusek and Emily Olson; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Rokusek of Parkston, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert T. and Catherine, brothers Albert R. and Arnold, and sisters Dorothy, Valestine and Alice.

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Nancy Hovorka Stulc Obituary

Nancy Jane Stulc was born on January 1, 1933 in Tyndall, South Dakota to Anthony and Hattie (Bouska) Hovorka. She worked for many years as a certified nurse assistant in area nursing homes. Nancy died on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the Yankton Care Center at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 20 days.

Nancy’s memory will be cherished by her seven children and thirteen grandchildren: David Giedd of Tyndall, Vicki Giedd of Yankton and Satana and Shawn; Barbara (Joey) Fendrick of Bloomfield, Nebraska, and Renae, Alicia and Andrea; Colleen (Ernest) Vavruska of Watertown, South Dakota, and Carisa, Carie and Curtis (Jessi) of Wallace, South Dakota; Jeffrey Giedd of Arlington, Texas, and Sarah; Kimberlee Giedd of Waco, Texas and Kristina; Kelly Giedd of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kim Giedd of Wichita, Kansas and Corey; and Todd (Kobi) Giedd of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Thadeus and Alyssa, Lauren and Jaime fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Hovorka, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; and three sisters: Delores Kortan of Billings, Montana, Margie Sternhagen of Yankton, South Dakota and Judy (Dick) Kornder of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Giedd in 1977 and her second husband, Leonard Stulc in 1985, her parents, brothers Anthony “Butch” Hovorka, John Hovorka, and Jim Hovorka; and a sister, Norma Hovorka.

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Nettie Mehlhaff Lippert Obituary

Nettie Lippert died on Sunday, August 17, 2008, at the Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell, South Dakota, at the age of 90 years, 3 months, and 3 days.

Nettie was born on May 14, 1918, on a farm northeast of Tripp, South Dakota, to Frederich and Emilie (Koth) Mehlhaff. Nettie married Raymond Lippert on March 22, 1938, in Parkston, South Dakota. They farmed northwest of Tripp until 1983, when they moved into town. She was originally a member of Tripp Baptist Church until 1967, when she joined Danzig Baptist Church.

Survivors include four children, Myron Lippert and his friend, Pattie Reif, of Mitchell; Dennis Lippert and his wife, Joyce, of Flower Mound, Texas; Janet Jucht, and her husband, Roger, of Bridgewater, South Dakota; LaRae Odland and her husband, Mark, of Stevensville, Michigan; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Mehlhaff and his wife, Delma, of Hot Springs, South Dakota; and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Mehlhaff of Pheasant, California.

Nettie was preceded in death by Raymond, her husband of sixty years, her parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

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Viola Rehurek Kostlan Obituary

Viola Adeline Kostlan was born on Thursday, December 27, 1923 at Tabor, South Dakota to Joseph R. and Anna (Dvoracek) Rehurek. She attended Koupal District 24 Elementary School, and was a member of the 1941 graduating class of Tyndall High School. She worked in the Tyndall AAA office from 1941 to 1943. Vi was united in marriage to Edward S. Kostlan on February 6, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. She worked in the County Auditor’s office from 1944 to 1946 as 2nd Deputy. Vi farmed alongside Edward until his death in 1995, and there wasn’t anything on the farm that he did that she couldn’t do as well. Vi was a devoted mother and passed along her strong values to her family. In 1998, she moved from the family farm to her home at 1710 Fir St. in Tyndall. Vi was a member of the Tyndall Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #2966 Auxiliary of Scotland. She was also a member of the Scotland Saddle Club and the Red Hat Society. Vi was always willing to help, and her community service included work at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Society and the Senior Nutrition Center in Tyndall. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and she especially enjoyed collecting Fenton Glass and knick-knacks. She had a large collection of Boyd’s Bears, and wanted to be able to see them from any room in her house. Vi became a resident of the Tyndall Good Samaritan Society in April of this year. She passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall, having attained the age of 84 years, 6 months and 18 days.

Vi’s memory will be cherished by her son, Keith and wife Teresa Kostlan of Artesia, New Mexico; a granddaughter, Kristin Kostlan and husband Ernest Rowland of Olathe, Kansas; two grandsons: Kent, stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Mark, along with his friend Jenny Emmons, of Wichita, Kansas; four sisters: Irene Kreber and Marcella Kortan, both of Springfield, South Dakota, Ruth Vellek of Tyndall and Dorothy Sattler of Mitchell, South Dakota; two brothers: LeRoy Rehurek of Escondido, California and Lawrence (Joyce) Rehurek of Sparks, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1995; her parents, Joseph and Anna Rehurek; three brothers: Alvin, Calvin and Raymond Rehurek; four brothers-in-law: Wallace Kreber, Dorance Kortan, Charles W. Vellek, and Wesley Sattler; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy (Rehurek) Sanders.

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James Stewart Obituary

James Allan Stewart was born on Monday, January 2, 1961 in Tyndall, South Dakota to Don and Amanda (Fischer) Stewart. He was baptized on February 5, 1961 by Pastor Feller and confirmed on May 18, 1975 by Pastor Gray, all at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tyndall. He was raised on a farm near Scotland and graduated from Scotland High School in 1979.

Following high school, Jim joined the Army National Guard. In January of 1982, he joined the U.S. Army and served until February of 1985. He was stationed in Germany and later served in the Army Reserve following his honorable discharge. Jim was a lifetime member of the Paul Grossheusch V.F.W. Post #2966 of Scotland.

Jim was united in marriage to Pam Namanny on November 9, 1991 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tyndall. They made their home on the farm where he was raised.

For most of his working years, he was a truck driver. Jim began his business, Stewart Trucking, in 2000, hauling grain and cattle. Previously, he drove truck for various companies, including K&J Trucking, Cimpl’s and Mehlhaff Trucking.

Jim’s passion was for horses. He was a longtime member of the Scotland Saddle Club and the Scotland Rodeo Club and most recently held the office of President. He was also an MRP and SDRA Team Penner for many years.

“Stewart” had a gift for making friends of all ages. He had a generous heart and never hesitated to help people, friend or stranger alike. He was a loyal friend whose memory lives through countless moments of shared jokes, stories and laughter. He also enjoyed many hours of playing board games and pinochle with family and friends.

After a valiant battle with cancer, Jim died on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall at the age of 47 years, 6 months and 10 days.

Jim’s memory will be cherished by his wife and children, Pam, Karl “Peadoodle” and Jymmi Jo “Grasshopper”, all of rural Scotland; his parents, Don and Amanda Stewart of Tyndall; three sisters: Sharon (Bill) Green of Valley, Nebraska, Dianne (Lee) Herrboldt of Menno, South Dakota, and Carol (Jeff) Halseth of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; mother-in-law Sandy Namanny of Valley Springs, South Dakota; father-in-law Bob (Carol) Namanny of Brandon, South Dakota; brother-in-law Troy Namanny of Brandon, South Dakota; many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Jim was preceded in death by two brothers: Allan Stewart, and Kenneth Stewart in infancy; a sister in infancy, Sharleen Stewart; his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Lillian Stewart, and his maternal grandparents, Ed and Adelheid Fischer; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Hasz.

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Laverna Stoebner Vogt Obituary

Laverna Vogt was born on Thursday, March 14, 1935 to Daniel and Bertha Stoebner. She was born and raised on their farm near Tripp, South Dakota, where she spent her early years in the sodhouse on the farmstead. Growing up, Laverna and MaeDora helped with the housework while Gladys helped with the farmwork. Laverna attended grade school with her sister, MaeDora, and graduated from Tripp High School. She attended college for two years and became a schoolteacher. Laverna married Clarence Vogt on June 6, 1956. She was a homemaker, and later worked outside the home as a prep cook. Laverna took pleasure in all of God’s creations, from the blooming of flowers in the spring to the turning of leaves in the fall, and her special love was for all animals. German food and fresh garden produce were two of her favorite things. She had an appreciation for words and music and will be remembered for the thought she put into selecting just the right greeting card for her friends and family’s occasions. Laverna valued education and supported her children and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. Laverna died on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Sherman County Good Samaritan Society in Goodland, Kansas, having attained the age of 73 years, 3 months, and 26 days.

Laverna was a devoted mother and grandmother to her two daughters and their families: Cheryl and Rob Cotter, and their children Tom, Katrina, and Jay, all of Goodland, Kansas and Darcy and John Kleinschmit, and their children Jessica, Darek, and Karissa, all of Norfolk, Nebraska. She is also survived by two sisters: Gladys Buechler of Scotland, South Dakota and Mae Dora and Norman Larson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and her former husband, Clarence Vogt of Yankton, South Dakota.

Her two sons, Lyle Vogt and David Vogt, and her parents preceded Laverna in death.

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Alma Klink Kremer Obituary

Alma Johanna (Klink) Kremer was born on Monday, January 18, 1915 to Daniel and Christina (Magstadt) Klink. She was raised in the Scotland area and schooled in the rural community of Plum. She enjoyed reading books while herding cattle and loved farm life. Alma was united in marriage to Lloyd Lawrence Kremer in 1935 at the Petersburg Church in Yankton County near Lesterville. They moved to Lesterville where they raised their family of three children. She was very active in the Word Congregational Church and Ladies’ Aid. Alma was a very family-oriented person who lived for her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was noted for her wit and sense of humor. Alma wrote news articles for the Scotland and Yankton newspapers for many years. Later in life, she enjoyed playing cards and camping. She moved to the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland in 1999 where she made many friends and lived life to the fullest. Alma died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 1 day.

Alma is survived by a son, Don (Shirley) Kremer of Emery, South Dakota; two daughters: Twila Fowler of Fountain, Colorado and Marcene (Patrick) Campbell of Jerome, Idaho; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 2000, her parents, Daniel and Christina Klink, a sister, two brothers and a grandchild.

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Debra McFarland Kougl Schmeling Obituary

Debra Denice (McFarland) Kougl Schmeling was born Friday, September 7, 1956 to LaVern and Marcie (Nepodal) McFarland. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1973. She graduated from USD and touched many lives with her chosen career paths. She married John Kougl and they had a daughter, Jessica. Debra always put the needs and wellbeing of her daughter first. She married William Schmeling in 2000 and began a new chapter in her life. Debra gained a strong spirituality though her numerous years in AA. She always had a kind heart to guide others though their difficult times. Due to her caring soul, she was a mother to more children than her biological child. Debra passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 55 years, 10 months and 10 days.

Debra is survived by her husband, William Schmeling of Brandon; three daughters and their families: Jessica (Dave) Murphy of Valley Springs and grandsons J.D. and Connor, Hilary (Roger) Iverson of St. Paul, Minnesota and Connor and Cody, and Rachel (Neil) Zigerman of Chisago City, Minnesota and Nathan and Max; her mother, Marcie McFarland of Tyndall; two brothers and a sister: Marlan McFarland, Bryan McFarland and Tami McFarland, all of Sioux Falls; and all the people that were blessed to meet and love her.

She is preceded in death by her father, LaVern McFarland, an uncle, Karl Winckler, and numerous other aunts, uncles and loved ones.

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Lloyd Schweinforth Obituary

Lloyd L. Schweinforth, age 86, formerly of Tyndall and more recently of Scotland, SD passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center, Scotland, SD.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Peace Christian Reformed Church, Menno, SD with Rev. Dan Flyger and Rev. Joe Brinks officiating. Burial will be in the Our Saviors (West) Cemetery, rural Menno, SD at approximately 12:30 p.m..

Friend & family visitations will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Friday evening, July 20, 2012 at the Aisenbrey-Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel, Menno, SD and then one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, July 21.

Pallbearers are Joshua Schaeffer, Joseph Schaeffer, Jeremiah Schaeffer, Matthew Bosworth, Benjamin Bosworth, Chris Buchmann, Clint Starwalt and Gregory Krech.

Lloyd was born January 2, 1926 on the family farm near Tyndall, SD to Albert and Johanna (Bauder) Schweinforth. He was baptized on February 28, 1926 at Newberg Congregational Church, Scotland, SD and confirmed in the same church by Rev. Boumann. He married Esther Lillian Hagge on February 26, 1954. Lloyd could be heard saying that “Esther was the best thing that ever happened to me”. Esther passed away on December 24, 2003.

Lloyd farmed all his life on the same farm on which he was born. He was known for his ability to fix farm equipment, farm buildings, and making or repairing bikes and toys for his children and grandchildren. He was also a recycler of old things, making them into something new. In his later years he made toys for his great-grandchildren, bird houses, and made wagons for his great-grandchildren.

Lloyd is survived by one son, David Allen Schweinforth of Tyndall, SD; three daughters, Linda Marie (Doug) Schaeffer of Lesterville, SD, Marlene Kay (Mike) Bosworth of Sabeth, KS, and Julie Ann Hartmann of Woodbury, MN; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elnora (Willard) Zander of Scotland, SD, and Dorothy (Lonn) Sweet of Sun City, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther and parents, Albert and Johanna.

Memorials can be directed to Gideons International, P.O. Box 334, Yankton, SD 57078.

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Henry Krcil Obituary

Henry Joseph Krcil was born on Thursday, September 20, 1923 near Dante, South Dakota to Adolph and Pauline (Cahoy) Krcil. He attended country school in the Dante area. He served with the US Army in France during World War II. Henry married Adeline Krcil in York, Nebraska. He farmed until 1969, when he went to work at Morgan Manufacturing in Yankton. In his younger years Henry enjoyed collecting coins, woodworking and camping. He was a member of the Pike-Wagner American Legion Post #2. Following Adeline’s death Henry moved to Arbor Springs in West Des Moines, Iowa to be near his family. In recent years he was able to spend time with his grandchildren and enjoyed it greatly. Henry died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Arbor Springs at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 29 days.

Henry is survived by three sons: Dennis Krcil of Grimes, Iowa; Terry (Marcie) Krcil of Des Moines, Iowa; and Timothy (Liane) Krcil of Alamogordo, New Mexico; seven grandchildren: Trahnee Krcil, Melinda Krcil, Shawn Krcil, Jason Krcil, Caleb Krcil, Jes Krcil and Ella Krcil; one great-grandchild, Mila Krcil; and a brother, Adolph Krcil of Yankton.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline, in 2004, his first wife Sylvia, a son, Ron Krcil, a daughter, Diane Krcil, and his parents.

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Hattie Fischer Schneider Obituary

Hattie Viola Schneider was born on Friday, August 2, 1912 in Cottonwood, South Dakota to Christ and Christina (Frey) Fischer. She was raised in the Tripp area of Bon Homme County. Hattie married Alvin F. Schneider on November 24, 1932 at her parents’ farm. Hattie and Alvin raised two sons on the family farm. In 1969, the couple moved into Scotland where Hattie worked as a nurses’ aide at the Good Samaritan Center for six years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Scotland and was active in the Ladies’ Aid. Hattie died on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center at the age of 95 years, 8 months, and 5 days.

Hattie is survived by two sons: Leighton (Jeanine) Schneider of Sioux Falls and Vance (Gloria) Schneider of Surprise, Arizona; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lorraine Fischer of Mitchell; three sisters: Ida Brady of Mitchell, Delores Cottrell of Antioch, California and Betty Meyer of Parkston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in 1995, her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

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Robert Vellek Obituary

Robert Vellek was born near Tyndall, South Dakota on Saturday, November 22, 1919 to Adolph and Christina (Podzimek) Vellek. Bob went to country school through the 8th grade. He served in the Army during World War II, from October, 1942 through February, 1946. He was stationed in Hawaii and overseas. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Bob farmed north of Tyndall until 1973 when he moved into Tyndall. While in Tyndall, he built garages and bought several houses, which he remodeled and then rented or sold. Bob was a hard worker – it was once said that he could have a day’s work done before breakfast. He became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall in 2005. It is there that he died on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 5 days.

Bob is survived by a brother, Louis Vellek, of Tyndall; a sister, Helen Ryken of Huron, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Christina Vellek; two sisters, Alice and Louise; two brothers, Ray and Ernest; and his special friend, Betty Svanda.

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Agnes Chundelak Maus Obituary

Agnes A. (Chundelak) Maus was born on Wednesday, January 13,1915 to Anton and Louise (Cerv) Chundelak in Gregory, South Dakota. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1932 and attended Springfield Normal College for one year, earning her teacher’s certificate. She then taught rural school in Bon Homme County for five years. Agnes married John Maus, Jr. on June 7, 1938, and she and John began working in Agnes’ parent’s meat market. John served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed on a ship in the Pacific Theater of Operations. After 41 months of duty, he returned to Tyndall and he and Agnes took over the meat market from Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ferenc. Agnes and John owned and operated the meat market until they retired, and multiple generations of nieces and nephews worked in the store for them as kids. During their retirement, they did a lot of traveling throughout the United States and overseas, until John’s health began to fail.

Agnes helped start the Simek-Ptak Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #6895 in Tyndall. She was a charter member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Agnes was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and St. Leo Altar Society, St. Michael’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Catholic Foresters, Bon Homme Heritage Association, Tyndall Improvement Association, pinochle club and bridge club. Over the years, she held various offices in the different organizations. Her generosity to many of the local religious and civic organizations and programs will be felt for many years to come in the Tyndall area.

Agnes loved to embroider crewel needlepoint pictures, which she framed and passed on to her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In her early years, she was an avid reader and played board games and card games with her family and friends. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews as a lady with good humor, wit, and a kind heart. She was always interested in all the family members and what they were doing. Her favorite pastime in later years was trips to “Radar Hill,” and she could play those machines for hours.

Agnes passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall at the age of 94 years, 4 months and 28 days.

She is survived by five nieces: Neva (Weisser) Stockholm and husband Alfred of Springfield, Rita (Weisser) Hajek of Tyndall, Joyce (Smith) Cudmore and husband Larry of Seward, Nebraska, Judi (Hawkins) Johnson and husband Lonnie of Puyallup, Washington, and Marsha Maus of Augoura, California. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her husband, John Maus, Jr., her parents, Anton and Louise Chundelak, two sisters, Helen Weisser and Mary Hawkins, two nephews, Harold Weisser and Jim Smith, Sr., and a niece, Donna (Weisser) Berfiend.

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Frank Peschl Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Frank Peschl of Tyndall will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall with Fr. Joe Forcelle as Celebrant. Organist is Marcene Kniffen. Interment will follow in St. Leo Cemetery, Tyndall with military graveside rites. Casketbearers will be Frank’s grandchildren, Kevin Hayden, Mika Kunz, Mike Peschl, Pam Novak, Kim Wenzel and Trevor Rokusek. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Goglin Funeral Home in Tyndall. There will be a wake service on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the church. Online condolences may be sent at www.goglinfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established by the family in Frank’s memory.

Frank Peschl was born on Tuesday, April 8, 1913 in Yankton, South Dakota to John and Mary (Spahn) Peschl. He grew up in Yankton and attended Yankton Elementary and High Schools. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1931. Following high school, he went into business with John Marek at the Standard Market in Yankton. In 1941, he moved to Tyndall and started Peschl’s Market and Lockers. He kept that business until 1971 when he sold it to his son. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Frank married Kathryn Brennan on October 16, 1934. Four children were born to this union. Kathryn died in 1970. On August 4, 1973 Frank married Norma Evers. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Frank passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 having achieved the age of 99 years, 3 months, and 7 days.

Frank is survived by his wife, Norma, of Tyndall; three children: John T. (Ginger) Peschl of Tyndall, Kay (Tom) Hayden of Plymouth, Minnesota, and Theresa (Dennis Johnson) Rokusek of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; two step-children: Roger (Connie) Evers of York, Nebraska and Mary Vanderlinde of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: Mike (Barb) Peschl, Karen (Bob) Schmidt, Pam (Rick) Novak and Kim (Bill) Wenzel of Tyndall, Kevin (Anne) Hayden, Mika (James) Kunz, Jason (Missy) Rokusek and Trevor (Michelle Grant) Rokusek, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; twelve great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Peschl; and many nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn; a daughter, Michaelene; five brothers: Albert, John, Joe, Jim and Fred; and four sisters: Ann Boswell, Betty Peschl, Mary Nedved and Dorothy Svatos.

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David Nelson Obituary

David Mathew Nelson, 54, Scotland, died Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital, Scotland.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ, Scotland, with the Rev. Mark E. Werner officiating. Burial is in the Ebenezer Reformed Cemetery, Scotland. Pallbearers are Ken Travnicek, Dennis Groen, Scott Pedersen, Mike Mehrer, Mike Smidt and Gene Schneider. Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. today (Thursday) with the family present from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Goglin-Kelley Funeral Home, Scotland.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1949, in Scotland to Maynard and Kathleen (Bainbridge) Nelson. He attended schools in Scotland and graduated from Scotland High School in 1967. He attended and graduated from South Dakota State University at Brookings in 1972, with a degree in plant science. He married Karen Mack Pierce on Aug. 18, 1977, at Carthage. He worked in grain elevators for many years and from 1978 to 1991 he worked at the Cargill elevator in Scotland. He was the farm management instructor in Scotland from 1991-93. He purchased and became the owner and operator of the Coast To Coast Hardware Store in Scotland, now called the True Value Hardware. He farmed the family farm south of Scotland from 1978-2002.

He loved fishing and hunting with his family and friends, NASCAR and any type of outdoor activity.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, Scotland; threechildren: Jeff, (fiance Stella), Yankton; Julie, Scotland; and Matthew, Sioux Falls; five grandchildren: one brother, Jerry Nelson, Sioux Falls,; three sisters: Jeanette Lisbeth, Viera, Fla.; Marlys (Don) Wasmund, Worthington, Minn.; and Mary (Rick) Lingberg, Sioux Falls; and his mother, Kathleen Nelson, Scotland.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to the Lake Henry Association.

George Kost Obituary

Funeral services for George Kost, 83, will be at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Larson officiating. Friends may call at the Petrik Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and evening. Internment will be in the Ebeenzer Reformed Cemetery.

Mr. Kost was born July 30, 1889 in Yankton County to Mr. and Mrs. John Kost and died Dec. 11, 1972 at the local hospital. For 30 years he lived in Oregon before moving to Scotland a year ago.

Survivors include a foster son, Ralph Cobb, Eugene, Ore.; a stepbrother, Alven Kost, Scotland, and a stepsister, Mrs. Hiram Goeken, Scotland. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Elsie Holy

"I love to work; I've always liked to have a lot to do," says Elsie Holy. Her domestic appearance as she stands in the doorway in a pink gingham apron leads one to believe that she speaks of housework.

Elsie Holy doesn't. She is by profession, a gravedigger.

Mrs. Holy has had a variety of interesting jobs to her credit, but has been helping dig graves since she was 32.

"I helped my father when he used to do it," Elsie says. "He was getting pretty old then when we moved back."

She refers to the World War II years when she and her husband, Joe, moved to California. Prior to the move to the West Coast she and Joe and always lived in the area. Elsie grew up on a farm near Scotland and Joe was born in Tyndall. Following their marriage in 1932 they farmed Joe's father's land.

Ten years after their marriage "we just decided to move," says Elsie matter-of-factly. The Holys, who by now had a son and daughter, moved to the West Coast, where Elsie was a welder from 1942 to 1946.

"Then we just wanted to go home," Elsie relates. California seemed to capture one of the Holys interest, though. Elsie's daughter, now May Schaffer, is a mother of two and lives in Santa Rosa. Their son, Jim, has followed in his mother's footsteps and is a gravedigger in the Yankton cemetery. Jim and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

"I go over and help him out sometimes," says Elsie. Since Elsie is responsible for several of the towns surrounding Tyndall, the sites that she and Jim take care of often overlap.

"If everything goes well it usually takes about two hours to dig a grave," Elsie says. She tells of times that things haven't gone so well, though. Elsie recalls a few instances, one in which she was to have a grave dug by eleven a.m. on a very cold Thursday and wasn't informed until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

"You see, when the ground is that cold, you have to use a thawer," Elsie explains. A thawer, Elsie states, does just what the name indicates. It makes the ground suitable for digging.

Methods of digging have been modernized somewhat since Elsie and her father began. "We used to have to do everything by hand," Elsie says. "We chopped the ground away piece by piece until we got deep enough. Now we use a Bobcat."

Elsie Holy is convinced that the theory that women can withstand more cold than men is true. "A lot of the time in the winter we'll be out there and the men will be freezing. I keep moving, so I never get cold. They'll say, "What are you made out of, woman?"

Elsie guards herself against the cold, though. On a typical winter day that she has to go out and dig a grave, her outfit consists of a pair of thermal underwear, three pairs of jeans, three pairs of socks, two pairs of mittens, a pair of socks and a pair of overshoes.

The funniest thing that every happened to Elsie as a result of her profession occurred last spring.

"I had jury duty," she explains. "During that week I got a call to come and dig a grave, so I had to get off jury duty. So I went to the attorney and he said, 'Okay, Elsie, let's go for a ride.' So we went to the courthouse and saw the judge. The attorney told him why I couldn't be there; that digging graves was the way that I earn my living."

"The judge took one look at me and said, 'Dig graves? Why, she couldn't lift a dustpan!"

"The attorney said, 'Wanna bet?"

*Tyndall Tribune & Register ~ July 5, 1979

Maxine Schuurmans

Recapturing the pioneers zest for life was her goal
Tyndall teacher is Centennial book writer; Pageant director

"I think my aim in writing this book was to prove that the same zest for life has always existed just as it does today," said Maxine Schuurmans in regard to her recently published Centennial book.

She gazes through the glass door of her riverside home and smiles suddenly. "See that over there?" She indicated a bluff to the northeast past the river. "That is what used to be old Bon Homme."

These and other facts are what Mrs. Schuurmans has been concerning herself with for the past year. In the summer of '78 she began researching the history of Tyndall in preparation for the town's 100th birthday.

"One thing led to another," she says. In the process of her research, she decided to write a book. Her centennial history is 148 page volume that was published at the end of June, and it illustrates various aspects of the town's social, economic, and civic growth.

The year long project has not been the only undertaking of Mrs. Schuurmans, though. In addition to writing the book, Mrs. Schuurmans other job is a full time one. She is the 8th grade English teacher at Tyndall High School, and is also the school librarian.

Ambition and activity have been integral to Maxine Schuurmans since her youth. A Tyndall High School graduate at 16, she attended college in South Dakota for two years.

"Then I decided I wanted to see what there was to see," Maxine reflected. She went to California to find work and stayed two years. At 20 she returned to the Midwest and married Virgil Schuurmans. The couple are the parents of six children who range in age from 18 to 30.

Eleven years ago when the youngest child, Tom, was seven, Maxine decided it was time to return to college. She finished at the University of South Dakota at Springfield, earning the degree that she now utilizes as the high school English teacher. Mrs. Schuurmans likes her job very much, stating that she has always enjoyed the junior high school age.

Her brown eyes twinkle as she smiles her easy smile. "You know, for being a lifelong resident of this area I sure didn't know much about it," she says. This she attributes to her country upbringing.

"I grew up on a farm about six miles directly east of Tyndall," said Maxine. "We just never got into town. It was kind of hard to fit in. There was a lot of difference then between kids from the country and the town."

In the process of her year-long research, Maxine has probably become one of the most informed people in Bon Homme County regarding the area history. This is enabling her to put together an hour and a half pageant depicting the town history.

Mrs. Schuurmans seems to take things as they come. Right now her prime worry seems to be when she will show the slides that are part of the show.

Somehow Maxine Schuurmans inspires confidence. "I'm not too worried. There's too much to do now for that."

*Tyndall Tribune & Register ~ July 5, 1979

Frances Kubal Kotalik Obituary

Services will be held for Frances Kotalik, 81, of Yankton today (June 8) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil, and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating with the burial in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeff Kotalik, Justin Kotalik, Jason Kotalik, Aaron Kotalik, Dean Schulz, Brandon Souhrada, Shawn Giedd and Mathew Souhrada. Honorary pallbearers are the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Frances was born November 1, 1923, in Yankton to Martin and Frances (Pesicka) Kubal. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Tabor and attended Wilson School District 59 until the eighth grade. She married William Joseph Kotalik May 14, 1944 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Tabor. They farmed all their life southwest of Tabor and when they retired they moved into Tabor. In December of 2003 she moved to Yankton. Frances was known for her love of cooking, baking, canning and gardening for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her Czech heritage was an important part of her life. The family particularly loved her kolaches and her homemade Christmas candy. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor and it's altar and rosary society. Frances died June 3, 2005 at her residence in Yankton.

Survivors are her five sons and ten daughters, Bernard (Rose) Kotalik of Highlands, Tex., Joyce Kotalik of Yankton, Marvin Kotalik of Arcola, Mo., Jerome Kotalik of Menno, Victoria Giedd of Yankton, Rita (John) Breckenridge of Yankton, Teresa (Bruce) Pieper of Yankton, Pamela (Rick) Stilwell of Weirton, WV, Mark (Fran) Kotalik of Loveland, Colo., Holly (Tony) Schulz of Wall, Mary (Tony) Lonigro of Panama City Beach, Calif., Priscilla (Scott) Souhrada of Tabor, Christen (Nathan) Hamvas of Princeton, Minn., Lisa (John) Brock of Bothell, Wash. and Kevin (Carol) Kotalik of Tripp; two brothers, Martin (Corrine) Kubal, Scotland and Bernard (Phyllis) Kubal of Yankton, SD; three sisters, Agnes Krcil, Avon, SD, Patty (Tony) Cacek, Yankton and Marcy (John) Kudrna of Yankton; 32 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Her husband, parents, one sister, one infant sister, one brother, one niece and two nephews preceded her in death.

Adolph Souhrada Obituary

Adolph Joseph Souhrada, 91, Tyndall, died Thursday (Dec. 27, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall, with the Rev. John Rasmussen officiating. Burial will be in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Tyndall. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service Sunday, at the church.

He was born July 26, 1910, at Tabor, to Joseph V. and Mary (Rada) Souhrada. He farmed east of Tyndall for many years. Later he worked for Soukup Farm Implement as a repairman. He also became a gunsmith and made many black powder guns. He also fixed watches, hunted and loved to work on steam engines. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Sea-Bees.

He was a member of Tyndall V.F.W and the N.R.A.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Maynard Gall, Carol Ellston, Dennis Cuka, Dan Cuka, and Mary Craig; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three grown sisters, two brothers, and two nephews.

Mary Souhrada Cameron Varilek Obituary

Mary L. Varilek, age 92, of Menno, and formerly of Omaha, NE, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD.

Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall, SD with Rev. Gerald Thury officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will be laid to rest with her first husband, Eddie Cameron, approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Visitations will begin at 6 p.m. Monday evening at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall with a rosary at 7:15 p.m. followed by a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, is in charge of arrangements. Urn bearers will be Howard, James, Allen and Wayne Souhrada.

Mary L. Varilek, born August 8, 1913, passed away peacefully January 27, 2006 at the Menno-Olivet Nursing home. She was born of parents Martin and Mary (Rokusek) Souhrada. Mary lived on the family farm SW of Lesterville until the age of 18. She then moved to Omaha, NE and began working as a housekeeper. There, she met her first husband, Eddie Cameron. They married and moved to Colorado Springs, CO for a time before returning to Omaha. She then began working at Swift's Packing plant for some 20-plus years.

Eddie passed on in 1959. After being widowed, she married John P. Varilek in 1964 and resided in Omaha with him until 1998. John and Mary returned to SD in order to be closer to family and friends.

Mary is survived by one brother, James Souhrada of Lesterville, several nieces and nephews, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and her beloved husband, John.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary, first husband, Eddie Cameron, sisters Rose Varilek, Pauline Becvar, Anna Vitek, and brothers Peter, John, and Steven Souhrada.

Mae Mach Souhrada Obituary

Mae Souhrada, 92, Scotland, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at St. Michael's Nursing Home, Tyndall.

Funeral mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church, Scotland, with the Rev. David Stevens officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Ken Mach, Howard Souhrada, Jim Souhrada, Ray Schneider and Don Vellek. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. today (Monday) with a 7:30 p.m. wake service at Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Scotland.

Mae was born Feb. 8, 1911, on the family farm near Scotland to Frank and Ann (Grail) Mach. She married Steve Souhrada June 16, 1935, at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church at Vodnany. They farmed in the Lesterville area for nine years, later moving to a farm southwest of Scotland.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed gardening, fishing and sewing. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church and St. George Altar Society.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Souhrada, Scotland; one daughter-in-law, Rosemary Souhrada, Scotland; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; one niece; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one sons, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

George Souhrada Obituary

George E. Souhrada, age 75 of Tabor, SD passed away Wednesday evening, January 24th, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2007 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, SD with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil officiating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery with military rites by the Hatwan-Kortan American Legion Post #183, Tabor. Visitations will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor with a Scripture service and rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the church. After the service, there will be refreshments at the Legion Hall in Tabor. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church Monday morning. Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory of Tabor, SD is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Brandon Souhrada, Matthew Souhrada, Samuel Souhrada, Dennis Povondra, Dan Lubbers, Dean Lubbers and Jeff Rowland. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Hatwan-Kortan Post #183 and his Koinonia Family.

George E. Souhrada was born December 8, 1931 to George and Josephine (Suderla) Souhrada in Tabor, SD. As a young boy, he attended grade school in Tabor and graduated from Tabor High School in 1949. After graduation, he moved to Minneapolis, MN where he attended college to be a teletypist for the railroad. On January 7, 1953, he was inducted into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a disabled Vet on August 8, 1955. He then returned to Tabor to farm with his father. On November 9, 1957, George was united in marriage to Helen Slavik in Tyndall, SD and to this union two sons were born, Tony and Scott. They moved to Merced, California in 1963 and later moved to Stockton, CA where he was employed by Pacific Fiberboard as a millwright. Returning to Tabor in 1979, they purchased the Pheasant Bar and ran it until 1981. George was employed by the Post Office holding positions as a part time rural mail carrier in Tabor and a clerk in Parkston and Mitchell. On August 30, 1991, he was united in marriage to Mary Rowland in Tabor, SD. He later transferred to the Sioux City Sorting Center, retiring from the Post Office in 1996. George was also a lab courier for the St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City until 2003.

His passion was his garden where he loved to plant, grow and nurture his harvest. George had a love for people, he always had a smile to share and a story to tell. His other love was his grandchildren. He never missed a sporting event or activity in which they were involved.

He was a lifetime member of Kortan-Hatwan Post #183, a Koinonia member and a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

His memory will be cherished forever by his wife, Mary Souhrada of Sioux City, IA; his two sons: Tony (Sue) Souhrada of Tabor, SD and Scott (Priscilla) Souhrada of Tabor, SD; a stepson, Jeff Rowland of Tabor, SD; two brothers: Fred Souhrada of Stockton, CA and Larry Souhrada of Atwater, CA; a sister, Mildred Lubbers of Lake Kiowa, TX and nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, his parents, George and Josephine Souhrada and grandparents, Frank and Toni Souhrada and Joseph and Agnes Suderla.

Fredrick Koupal Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Fred Koupal is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, South Dakota. Celebrant is Rev. Fr. Gerald Thury. Music is by Kathy Koenig, Florence Sutera, Veryl Hohn, Leroy Hollmann, Stanley Swatek and Marlene Kostal. Honorary casketbearers are Harvey Fridrich, Leland Papik, Ken Wittmeier, Dennis Koupal, Paul Stogsdill, Tyndall Accordion Club and Fellow Musicians, and Members of the Czech Heritage Society. Casketbearers are Brian Sadler, Lowell Christenson, Gary Gibson, Dick Rezac, Randy Rezac and John Hauck. Interment is in Czech National Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota. Visitation is from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2008 at Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall, South Dakota. Wake service is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall, South Dakota.

Fredrick David Koupal was born on August 23, 1941 to Laddie L. and Rose (Rezac) Koupal in Wagner, South Dakota. He graduated from Wagner High School in 1959 and earned a degree in Industrial Arts Education in 1965 from Southern State College. He was a member of the Wagner National Guard unit from 1960 to 1966. Fred was united in marriage to Thelma Cudley on August 21, 1965 in Dante. Fred taught Industrial Arts in Howard for two years and in White for one year, then moved his family to Tyndall where he sold Moorman's Feed. In 1983, Fred started The Ole Bull Shed, which he owned and operated until 2004. Fred loved music and played in several bands, including his own "Freddie's Combo." He was a member of the Tyndall Accordion Club and was the proud "senior" member of the Bon Homme High School Bohemian Band. He and Thelma taught dance lessons for many years, and he also enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. Fred could fix anything, and enjoyed restoring antique Model A cars, which they took on trips across the U.S. with other Model A enthusiasts. He had served on the Tyndall City Council and was a member of the Czech Heritage Society. Fred's final evening was spent playing his accordion at a polka mass at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and also at Beseda Hall in Tabor - doing his favorite thing in the company of family and friends. He died on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 9 days.

Grateful to have shared Fred's life are his wife, Thelma, of Tyndall; daughter Sandy (Mike) Slama of Tabor; son Keith (Tammy) Koupal of Kearney, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Ashley, Mallory, Laura, Joey, Dante and Medora; one sister, Edie (Joe) Sadler of Brandon; and mother-in-law Rose Cudley of Tyndall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laddie L. and Rose Koupal, and his father-in-law, Adolph Cudley.

The family would like memorials to be directed to the Bon Homme High School Bohemian Band for the promotion of the accordion and our Czech music.

*Goglin Funeral Homes