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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Ruben Suess Obituary

Funeral services for Ruben T. Suess of Scotland, South Dakota will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Scotland with Pastor Mark Werner officiating. Organist will be Emily Deutscher, with congregational hymns and special music by Jodi Andretta and Chris Suess. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, rural Scotland. Casketbearers are Rick Herman, Don Herman, Jr., Tyler Suess, Tanner Suess, Todd Weisz and Darren Weisz.

Online condolences may be sent at www.goglinfh.com.

Ruben Theodore Suess was born on Wednesday, May 5, 1909 on the family farm southwest of Scotland, South Dakota. He was one of 14 children born to George and Magdalena (Heihn) Suess. Ruben married Ella Jenner on March 8, 1934. They moved to Jefferson, South Dakota where they worked on a dairy farm. In 1937, they moved back to a farm southwest of Scotland that they rented from an uncle. They bought a farm northwest of Kaylor, South Dakota in 1952. Eight children were born to this union. His wife, Ella, died on April 14, 1958. In 1966, he married Katie Brandt, who died only one year later. In 1996, Ruben married Sadie Zeeb, residing in Scotland until her death in 2003. Ruben was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed farming well into his nineties and in his later years was an avid reader of western paperbacks. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Ruben passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland at the age of 100 years, 5 months and 15 days.

Left to mourn Ruben are four sons: Marvin (Alice) Suess of Hillsboro, Oregon, Maynard (Barbara) Suess of Kaylor, Ronald (Barbara) Suess of Scotland, and Gary (Lori) Suess of Tripp; a daughter, Marlene Herman of Freeman; a son-in-law, Leonard Weisz of Parkston; two daughters-in-law: Sue Suess of LaVista, Nebraska and Joan Suess of Forest Grove, Oregon; four stepchildren: Dennis (Pauline) Brandt of Olivet, Janet (Lawrence, Jr.) Flakus, Mark (Jane) Zeeb of Centennial, Colorado, and Doug (Audrey) Zeeb of Bridgewater; two brothers: Edmund Suess of Illinois and Alton Suess of Sioux Falls; and three sisters: Clara Schlechter of Sioux Falls, Elda Juhnke of Columbus, Nebraska, and Ella Bertrand of Scotland. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Magdalena; wives Ella, Katie and Sadie; sons Melvin and Elmer "Al" Suess; daughter LaVonne Weisz; stepson Arnold Brandt; son-in-law Don Herman; brothers Hugo, Arthur, Emil, Alvin, Harold, and Loren; and sisters Martha Winckler and Esther, who died in infancy.

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Raymond Wollman Obituary

Raymond E. Wollman, age 53, of Olivet, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2003, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD from complications of Huntington's disease.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. David Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Rames-Bender American Legion Post No. 152. Visitations will be 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Aisenbrey- Kostel Funeral Home, Menno, with the family present at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be DuWayne Herrboldt, Leland Goehring, Lyle Huber, Clyde Mettler, Paul Hoffman and Tim Schaeffer.

Raymond Elmer Wollman was born February 18, 1950, to Elmer and Elaine (Werning) Wollman. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Scotland School. He went on to attend SDSU where he received his degree in horticulture and agronomy. During college Ray was involve in ROTC. He took basic training at Fort Lee Virginia. He was stationed in Okinawa from February 6, 1975, to December 21, 1978. He returned home with an honorable discharge. He then went into farming with his father, Elmer. Ray was a hard worker. He loved planting trees and gardening, and hated weeds.

He was a lifetime member on Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, S.D., where he served as an usher of the church. He served on the B-Y Water District board of directors for several terms. He also served on the Sharon Township board. Poor health forced his retirement in 1992. His father cared for him at home until September 9, 2002, at which time he entered the Menno-Olivet Care Center.

He is survived by his father, Elmer, of Menno, S.D.; four sisters: Renee (Wollman) Sheehy, Linda Wollman and Carol Wollman, who reside at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, S.D.; and Lois (Jim) Fanning of Olivet, S.D.; Renee's husband, Earl Sheehy, resides at Wahoo, Neb.; six nieces and nephews: Erin Sheehy of Brookings, S.D.; Kevin Sheehy of Chamberlain, S.D.; Kari Sheehy of Wahoo, Neb.; Kelsey, Kayla and Cameron Fanning of Olivet, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine.

Linda Wollman Obituary

Linda J. Wollman, age 48, of Olivet, passed away Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD, from complications of Huntington's disease.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. David Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery. Visitations will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004, at the Aisenbrey-Kostel Funeral Home, Menno, with the family present at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Tim Schaeffer, DuWayne Herrboldt, Leland Goehring, Cory Goehring, Earl Maier Jr. and Rev. Terrell Huber.

Linda Jean Wollman was born August 31, 1955, to Elmer and Elaine (Werning) Wollman. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Scotland High School. Linda went on to attend SDSU where she received her RN degree in Nursing. She began her nursing career at St. Benedict's in Parkston. Linda worked for many years at the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital (Queen of Peace) in Mitchell. This was her second family. Linda was a very caring person and always willing to lend a hand. Huntington's disease forced Linda to resign from St. Joe's. She worked for a short period of time at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland and from there at the Human Services Center in Yankton. Linda completed her nursing career at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. Her health forced her retirement. Linda then lived at home where her father cared for her until September 10, 2002, at which time she entered the Menno-Olivet Care Center.

Linda was an active member of the SDNA. She was awarded the Nurse of the Year award, which was a great honor to her. She enjoyed looking at the leaves in the fall and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Linda is survived by her father, Elmer of Olivet, SD; three sisters: Renee (Wollman) Sheehy and Carol Wollman, who reside at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD; and Lois (Jim) Fanning of Olivet, SD; Renee's husband, Earl Sheehy, resides at Wahoo, NE; six nieces and nephews: Erin Sheehy of Brookings, SD; Kevin Sheehy of Chamberlain, SD, Kari Sheehy of Wahoo, NE, Kelsey, Kayla and Cameron Fanning of Olivet, SD.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elaine, and brother, Raymond.

Renee Wollman Sheehy Obituary

Renee Elaine Wollman Sheehy died peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at the age of 52 years at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Renee had fought a long, courageous battle with Huntington's disease.

Visitation is from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2006, at Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Scotland, South Dakota. Wake service is 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2006, at St. George Catholic Church, Scotland, South Dakota. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2006, at St. George Catholic Church, Scotland, South Dakota, with the Rev. Fr. Mathew Vazhappily and the Rev. Fr. Bill Pitcavage officiating. Casketbearers are Leland Goehring, Brent Haberman, Duwayne Herrboldt, Paul Hoffman, Terry Huber and Arlo Rohlff. Interment is in the Menno Cemetery, Menno, South Dakota.

She was born to Elmer and Elaine (Werning) Wollman on February 28, 1953, at Parkston, South Dakota. She grew up on the family farm, attending school in Scotland, South Dakota. Renee graduated from South Dakota State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Registered Nurse. She began work as an RN at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland in 1976. One fine June day in 1980, while at work wearing a highly fashionable green surgical scrub dress and hair cover, she met the new administrator, Earl Sheehy, in the romantic setting of the surgery scrub room. They were married at Scotland on March 6, 1982. Earl's career took them to Dalhart, Texas where Renee instructed Licensed Vocational Nurses at Frank Phillips Community College. They then moved to Del Norte, Colorado, and Renee worked as an RN at St. Joseph Hospital. Due to Huntington's disease, Renee was forced to retire in 1992. She continued to maintain the family home in Del Norte and then Wolf Point, Montana. While in Chamberlain, South Dakota, Huntington's disease forced Renee to enter the nursing home in July of 2001. When Earl's career took him to Wahoo, Nebraska, Renee moved to the Menno-Olivet Care Center, where her brother and two sisters were residing due to their Huntington's.

Renee is survived by her husband, Earl Sheehy of Wahoo, Nebraska; her children: Erin Sheehy of Brookings, South Dakota, Kevin Sheehy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Karin Sheehy and granddaughter Kyah Hall-Sheehy of Lincoln, Nebraska; her father, Elmer Wollman of Olivet, South Dakota; her sisters: Lois (Jim) Fanning of Olivet, South Dakota and Carol Wollman of the Menno-Olivet Care Center in Menno. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Renee was preceded in death by her mother, Elaine Wollman in 1987; her brother, Raymond Wollman in 2003; and her sister, Linda Wollman in 2004.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, to help find the cure for Huntington's.

Rita Bushnell Sorenson Obituary

Rita Claire Sorenson, 67, Scotland, formerly of Tyndall, died Thursday (June 12, 2003) at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyndall, with the Rev. Dean Schroeder officiating. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings. Pallbearers are Harold Hoffman, Brian Sorenson, Loren McKittrick, Andy Kloucek, Wayne Sutera and Scott Kloucek. The Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Tyndall, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb., 26, 1936, at Bushnell to Roy and Chyrl (DeWitt) Bushnell. She graduated from Brookings High School in 1954 and graduated from airline school in Kansas City. She worked as a ticket agent for North Central Airlines in South Bend, Ind., and Minneapolis from 1954-58. She married LeRoy Sorenson on June 8, 1958, in Brookings. They resided in Brookings, Ipswich and Tyndall, and raised four children. For the past nine years, she had been a resident of the Scotland Good Samaritan Center.

Rita had a beautiful soprano voice and loved to sing. Music was a very important part of her life. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML of Tyndall. At one time, she directed the children's choir.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Sorenson, Tyndall; two daughters: Lori Kloucek, Sibley, Iowa, and Amy McKenna, LaMesa, Calif.; two sons: Eric Sorenson, Alpharetta, Ga., and Peter (Lorraine) Sorenson of Tabor; and seven grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents.

Carl Waller Obituary

Carl John Waller, 76, Tyndall, died Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2003) at St. Michael's Hospital, Tyndall.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyndall, with the Rev. Dean Schroeder officiating. Burial is in the Czech National Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota, with military rites by American Legion Pike-Wagner Post 2 and VFW Simek-Ptak Post 6895. Pallbearers are Rich Beringer, Ed Humpal, Jim Kniffen, Lowell Nelson, Alfred Novotny and Wayne Schuurmans. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today (Friday), at the Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Tyndall. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

He was born Dec. 27, 1926 to Joe and Ina (Baxter) Waller at Granite Falls, Minn. He attended grade school in Granite Falls. Minn. At age 14, he moved to Springfield to live with his aunt and uncle. He joined the Army in 1950 and was stationed in Germany working as a pole lineman. He returned to South Dakota and married Elsie Mares on July 18, 1953, at Wagner. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He continued his education at Nettleton College where he earned his bookkeeping degree. He was a truck driver for 30 years, a job he loved.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was past commander of the Tyndall American Legion and was currently serving as chaplain of the VFW. He served as a board member to the Heritage Museum and Lidi Apartment Complex and was involved in the planning of the Tyndall Veteran's Memorial. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served as an elder.

Carl is survived by his wife, Elsie, Tyndall; two daughters: Linda (Jerry) Pesek, Tyndall, and Leann (Mark) Gukeisen, Mitchell; two sisters: Eldora Fitzsimmons, Tampa, Fla., and Norma Underwood, Kingsley, Iowa; one brother, Arnold, Brooksville, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

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

Llewellyn Wormsbecker Obituary

Funeral services for Llewellyn Wormsbecker, 63, of Avon are 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Buri al is in the church cemetery with military honors. isitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Cosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.

Llewellyn O. Wormsbecker was born September 23, 1948 in Parkston, SD, the son of Otto and Esther (Schwaderer) Wormsbecker. He died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton after a courageous battle with cancer. Llewellyn (Lew) attained the age of 63 years, three months and eight days.

Lew graduated from Avon High School in 1967 and then served his country in the Army National Guard for seven years. Shortly after his time serving, Lew was united in marriage to his lifetime love and best friend, Janet Reiff, on June 7, 1975 at the Danzig Baptist Church in Avon. Together, they raised three children: Christie, Chad and Lisa.

Lew loved farming and raising cattle, and became a perfectionist when it came to his farm. He was a member of the Cattleman’s Association, President of Farm Bureau for many years and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Lew was an active member at the Danzig Baptist Church where he held several positions throughout the years. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and will be remembered as a good friend, husband, dad, grandpa, brother, son and Christian. The past few years, he fought hard against the disease to remain with his kids and grandchildren who meant everything to him.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife Janet of Avon; three children: Christie and husband Eddie Wobig of Canova; Chad and wife Erin Hammer of Prior Lake, MN; and Lisa and boyfriend Jesse Hines of St. Paul, M N; three grandchildren: Jaedon, Ashtyn and Brayden Wobig; mother, Esther Wormsbecker of Harrisburg; brother, Terry and wife Donna Wormsbecker of Avon; sister, Rhonda Brech of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Llewellyn was preceded in death by his father, Otto, and grandson, Coledon Wobig.

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Elmer Wormsbecher Obituary

Elmer Wormsbecher, 85 of Avon - His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the Jelkim-Harms American Legion Post 142 of Tripp. Visitation will be at the church from 2 to 7, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home of Avon is in charge of the arrangements.

Elmer Wormsbecher, son of Emanuel and Amelia (Buchholz) Wormsbecher, was born in rural Bon Homme County on September 17, 1925. He died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Elmer attained the age of 85 years, eight months and 26 days.

Elmer received an eighth grade education at Vesper Country School. He served in the United States Army in Japan from April 17, 1951 to April 2, 1953.

Elmer married JoEllen DeGroot on June 17, 1964 at the Kingsburg Church in Kingsburg. Four sons were blessed to their union. He farmed on the home place all of his life.

Elmer was a member of the Danzig Baptist Church and served on the cemetery board for many years. He also was a member of the Jelkim-Harms American Legion Post 142 in Tripp for 58 years.

Elmer enjoyed restoring antique John Deere tractors and doing puzzles. He played the accordion and enjoyed Polka music. Elmer loved his granddaughters and the time spent with them.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife JoEllen, rural Avon; four sons: Gary and wife Jaclyn of Yankton, Dale and wife Lori, Lyle and Scott, all of Avon; three granddaughters: Lea and Katey Wormsbecher and Jazmyn Gunderson; brother, Harvey and wife Betty of Tripp; sister, Ella Roth and husband Walter of Tripp; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Clarence; and six sisters: Lillian Richters, Julia Permann, Lorine Cihak, Ruth Ded, Hulda Wormsbecher and Esther Wudel.

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Evelyn Voigt Rueb Obituary

Evelyn C. Rueb, 88 of Wagner - Funeral services are 1:30 pm Monday, July 6, 2009 at the Wagner Community Church in Wagner, SD. Visitation will be from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner, followed by a 7 pm prayer service at the church. Burial will be in the ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner.

Evelyn Clara Rueb, daughter of Ralph and Katie (Fisher) Voigt, was born December 16, 1920 on a farm near Avon, SD. She died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Evelyn attained the age of 88 years, six months and 11 days.

Evelyn attended James Country School in Bon Homme County and graduated from Tyndall High School. She received her BS in Education fro Southern State Teachers College in Springfield and her Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Evelyn taught 15 years in rural schools of South Dakota and Iowa, nine years as the third grade teacher in Wagner, 18 years as the first Elementary Principal in Wagner and two years teaching gifted students.

Evelyn married Rayburn R. Rueb on July 17, 1949 at the Tyndall Baptist Church in Tyndall. Two children were blessed to their union. Rayburn died August 12, 1985.

Evelyn was a former member of the Tyndall Baptist Church, the Wagner Community Church, the CMA Women’s Group, Christian Women’s Club, BPW Club, SDEA and NEA.

Evelyn enjoyed reading - especially in fields of religion, history and lives of great people. She also enjoyed playing piano and organ and served as pianist in the CMA Church in Wagner for 35 years.

Thankful for having shared her life are her children: Richard R. Rueb of Oregon City, OR and Rochelle (Peter) Schweizer and their children, Jack and Hannah, of Tallahassee, FL; two brothers:Harlen A. (Marian) Voigt of Avon and Edwin F. (Vernice) Voigt of Columbus, NE; two sisters: Irene B. (Andrew) Eben of Avon and Ruth E. Krull of Ashton, IA; sister-in-law, Naomi Rueb of Grand Island, NE; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother-in-law, Jake Krull; and one nephew.

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Delores Siewert Pudwill Obituary

Flandreau - Delores Siewert Pudwill, 74, was born Dec. 2, 1930, at Burke, S.D., the daughter of John and Martha (Korb) Siewert, the sixth of seven children. She died Friday, June 24, 2005, at her home in rural Flandreau after her battle with cancer, at the age of 74 years, 6 months, 22 days.

Delores moved with her parents to Naper, Neb., and attended rural schools through sixth grade when she transferred to the Naper Public School through her sophomore year. She moved with her family to Avon, S.D., in 1946 and graduated from Avon High School in 1948. Following graduation she attended Southern Teachers College (summer session) and graduated with a two-year teaching certificate. She taught at Dewald and Giedd schools in the rural Avon area.

Delores accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and was baptized. She was a faithful member of the Avon Wesleyan Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Women's Missionary Society serving as treasurer. On Dec. 10, 1948, Delores was married to Burnell Pudwill in Avon. In 1958 she moved with Burnell and children to Miltonvale, Kan., where Burnell enrolled in Miltonvale Wesleyan College to prepare for the ministry. Delores served as a dedicated wife, mother, and dorm mother to 10 college students. She moved with Burnell and her family to the Richland Wesleyan Church, Mina, S.D., where they lived from 1961-1969. Again, she served faithfully as a pastor's wife, S.S. teacher, hostess, Vacation Bible school teacher, and mother to her five children. In 1969, Delores and her family moved to Williston, N.D., where her husband-pastor served the Williston Wesleyan Church. Delores assumed her position as a pastor's wife and homemaker. She opened her home to the youth and members of the church. Delores attended UND (Williston campus) and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in nursing.

In July, 1974, sensing God's call to full-time mission service with her husband, Delores and Burnell moved to the country of Haiti. After studying the French and Haitian Creole languages, they were appointed to the Port Margot (Fauche) Wesleyan Mission. She trained for eight years under mission doctors to consult, diagnose and prescribe medications for malaria, typhoid, anthrax, tuberculosis, upper respiratory infections, heart disease and AIDS. Delores trained several young Haitian ladies to assist her in physical work-ups and evaluations to give injections, dispense medicines, supervise patients, and sterilize surgical equipment. She often consulted 10,000 plus patients per year. Delores worked for Compassion International while at Port Margot, translating sponsored Compassion children's letters into English (for the sponsors) and sponsor's letters into French Creole (for the students). In addition, she was working in the medical clinics. In January, 1984, the transition was made to Christian Sojourn, Inc. She worked with her husband in medical and surgical rural clinics, assisting Burnell (surgical technician) in surgeries. She served very effectively as a hostess to the work teams who came to assist in the mission program. She drove truck to help in the well-drilling program and served as secretary liaison to the supporters of the Christian Sojourn mission program. Delores was instrumental in bringing several Haitian children who had heart dysfunctions needing open-heart surgery to the Mercy Hospital Lifeline program in Des Moines, Iowa. In the 29 years of service in Haiti, Delores' life and commitment to Jesus Christ influenced tens of thousands of Haitians. She was highly regarded by the people with many accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior because of her medical and physical labors. She turned no one away from her door, regardless of the time of day who needed medical help. She went into the mountains and valleys to provide healthcare. Haitians said, "your medicines always heal us."

Delores' memory will be cherished by her husband, Burnell, Flandreau and Haiti; three sons: Bob (Wendy), Spring, Texas; Randy (Jody), Aberdeen, S.D.; Kevin (Regina), Covington, Ga.; a daughter, Judy (Gary) Hobbie, Flandreau; seven grandchildren: Amber Hobbie, Bartlesville, Okla.; Anthony (Nikki) Hobbie, Mitchell, S.D.; Austin Hobbie, Flandreau; Heidi (Shad) Connor, Las Vegas; Scott (Cheri) Pudwill, Aberdeen; Kayla Pudwill, Mankato, Minn.; Jami Pudwill, Spring, Texas; five great-grandchildren: Haley and Natali Hobbie, Grant Connor, Dominic and Alex Pudwill; four sisters: Ida Klinger, Winner, S.D.; Arlene Hayward, Pierre, S.D.; Jean (Nellie) Parker, Las Vegas; and Ardis Gossard, Fremont, Neb.

She was preceded in death by a son, Todd, her parents, brother, Edmund, sister, Irene Siewert, and many relatives and friends (American and Haitian).

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Avon Baptist Church with burial in the Baptist Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Brookings Wesleyan Church, Brookings, S.D. Arrangements by Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau.

II Timothy 4:6b-8: É the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all them also that love Jesus' appearing."

Emil Vellek Obituary

Emil Vellek, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Keystone Cedars in Cedar Rapids following a long illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 12 at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Emil was born in Tyndall, SD on November 27, 1914 the son of William and Bessie (Bambas) Vellek. He came to Iowa in search of work, staying with the Pazour and George Savatos families in the Cedar Rapids/Solon area. Emil worked in the heat treat department at Link Belt Speeder until his retirement in 1978.

Emil married Hazel Stimmel on December 22, 1951 in Johnson County. Hazel died February 3, 1986 from complications of a stroke. Emil later married Ann Kopp, who died April 27, 2001. He lived in SW Cedar Rapids before moving to Keystone Cedars in April of 2005.

Emil was proud of his Czech heritage and was a generous supporter of the Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. Over the years he attended Czech language classes and sang with a group of Czech singers at area events. Emil returned to South Dakota every year his health permitted to attend the annual Czech Days in Tabor. He was an avid collector of Bohemian music and loved the Sunday Morning Czech Party on the radio. As a young adult, Emil managed and played for a traveling baseball team. After 75 years, letters were found from surrounding South Dakota towns requesting to play against his team. He also enjoyed watching his nephews play high school football in West Branch during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Emil was the person many of us can remember as the host of family vacations, a day at the All Iowa Fair every year, teaching us the game of baseball and the infamous camel rides on his back. He never missed a parade, or turned down a piece of pie or a game of euchre. Emil was an every Sunday dinner guest at the Earl Campion family home north of West Branch, always arriving at noon sharp – not one minute before or after!

Emil is survived by his brother Robert (Maureen) Vellek of Scottland, SD, his sister Della and his sister-in-law Hattie both of Tabor, SD, his step-son Gilbert (Becky) Kopp of Cedar Rapids, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Hazel and his second wife Ann, his brothers Charlie, Ed, Ray, Leo and a sister Helen.

Emil’s family would like to thank Iowa Hospice of Cedar Rapids and Keystone Cedars Memory Care Unit for their care and kindness.

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Adela Rodriguez Pudwill Obituary

Adela Pudwill, 63, of Avon - Adella Pudwill died December 8, 2007 at the SD Human Services Center in Yankton, SD. Memorial services for Adela and her husband Lyman will be 10:30 AM, Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon with Father Thury officiating. Burial is in the Baptist Cemetery, rural Avon.

Adela Pudwill was born in Zemora, Mexico on August 6, 1945, the daughter of Jose and Lugarda (Dominguez) Rodriguez. She died December 8, 2007 at the SD Human Services Center in Yankton, SD of a brain tumor. Adela received her education in Zemora. After graduation she worked for her aunt who owned a hotel. She worked there for 12 years. This is where she met Lyman Pudwill. After their marriage they moved to Avon, SD. Adela became an American citizen, learned to drive a car and speak and write English. She worked for Avon Enterprises from 1979 to 2001. She was an expert seamstress. After the closing of the factory she worked at Alco in Wagner until she became ill. Adela enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and cooking. She was well liked by all who knew her. Adela is survived by two brothers and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her husband Lyman “Bud” Pudwill died August 31, 2008.

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Lyman Pudwill Obituary

Lyman “Bud” Pudwill, 81, of Avon - Memorial services for Lyman and his wife Adela will be 10:30 AM, Monday, September 27, 2008 at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon with Father Thury officiating. Burial is in the Baptist Cemetery, rural Avon.

Lyman “Bud” Pudwill was born north of Avon, SD on March 27, 1927, the son of Jacob and Anna (Plaatje) Pudwill. He died August 31, 2008 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall, SD. Lyman moved with his parents when he was 14 years old to Hot Springs, SD. He finished school there. He was called into the US Navy for WW II. He served aboard the US Maryland B.B. 46 battleship. After the war he was discharged in Bremerton, WA. He worked at Bremerton until he was recalled back into the Navy in 1951 during the Korean War. He served at the US Naval Recruiting Stations in Denver and later San Francisco, where he became ill and was sent to the US Naval Hospital in Mare Island, CA. He was honorably discharged on November 21, 1952. In his tour of duty he earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. Lyman returned to South Dakota and worked as a welder for Hallaway Bridge Co. on the Angostora Dam, Garrison Dam, Oahe Dam, the Gavens Point Dam and the Platte-Winner Bridge. He moved with the company to California where he worked on the Vandenberg Missile Silos. He later returned to Avon and started his own business as a welder. Lyman married Adela Rodriguez on June 23, 1978 at Zamora, Mexico. They made their home in Avon. Adela died from a brain tumor on December 8, 2007. Lyman enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and visiting with friends over a cup of coffee. Lyman is survived by one brother, Vernon Pudwill of Palm Desert, CA; three sisters: Leola Hornstra of Springfield, SD; Opal Foxley of Santa Maria, CA; and Bernita and husband Ted Sieger of Clermont, FL; a sister-in-law, Frances Pudwill of Tyndall; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Anna Pudwill; one sister, Sylvia Pudwill; two brothers: Lornie and Arnold and two brothers-in-law, Gary Hornstra and Arlan Foxley.

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Vernon Pudwill Obituary

Vernon Dwight Pudwill, 84, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on July 12, 2009 of a stroke. He was born June 29, 1925 to Jacob Pudwill and Anna Plaatje in Tyndall, SD. He was a builder/developer. He was a member of the Elks Club. He served in the Marines from 1944 to 1946 as a Corporal. Starting with humble beginnings working in construction in South Dakota, Vern ultimately became a builder/ developer. His incredible vision became reality in his designing, planning and building of residential communities, apartments, hotels, in addition to commercial and retail centers throughout Central and Southern California. Vern was a mentor to many, providing advice and often the financial support, so that others could become successful contractors/ developers. He is survived by his wife, Karen Watkins; daughter, Lisa Kay Harwin of Santa Barbara, Calif.; step-daughter, Denise Kay Ellis of La Quinta, Calif.; son, Jerome Kent Pudwill of Laguna Beach, Calif.; sisters, Bernita Seager of Florida, Opal Foxley of Santa Maria, Calif., and Leola Hornstra of Springfield, SD; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tanner Ellis of La Quinta, Calif. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bud Pudwill and Arnie Pudwill, both of South Dakota. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Sat., July 18, 2009 at the Ramon Chapel, Forest Lawn Mortuary, Cathedral City, CA with interment to follow at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to PSLA Scholarship Fund-Vernon Pudwill, 833 E. Mesquite, Palm Springs, CA 92264. Forest Lawn Cathedral City is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Bouska Pudwill Obituary

Frances A . Pudwill, 87, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Luther Manor Nursing Home in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 in the Glidden Memorial Chapel at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with burial to follow.

Frances was born on Feb. 12, 1923 in Tyndall, SD, to Frank and Anna (Sedlacek) Bouska. On Nov. 8, 1942 she married Arnold M. Pudwill in Hartington, NE.

The couple moved to Hot Springs where they lived until his death in 1973. Frances moved back to Tyndall where she resided until three years ago when she moved to Sioux Falls.

She is survived by three children, Kay Bauer of Oregon, Peggy Warner of Sundance, WY, and Randy Pudwill of Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers and a sister.

Arnold Pudwill Obituary

Arnold M. Pudwill, 49, of Hot Springs died Saturday November 3, 1973, in a local hospital. Pudwill was born March 23, 1924, at Avon. He served in the Army in World War II, and later worked at the Veterans Administration in Hot Springs for many years until his retirement in 1972.

He married Frances Bouska October 26, 1942, in Hot Springs.

Survivors include his widow, Frances, Hot Springs; two daughters, Kay Carlson, Sioux Falls, and Peggy Doll, Custer; one son, Randy, Hot Springs; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pudwill, Avon; two brothers, Vernon, Fresno, CA, and Lyman "Bud," Avon; three sisters, Leola Hornstra, Springfield, Opal Foxley, Santa Maria, CA, and Bernita Seger, Iowa City, IA; and five grandchildren.

Services for Arnold will be 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at McColley Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial has been established to the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department with McColley's Chapel of the Hills in charge.

Amelia Guthmiller Pudwill Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. John Pudwill will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Danzig Baptist Church with burial in the chuprch cemetery at Avon. Rev. Burnell Pudwill, a grandson, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Walter Sukut. Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Pudwill died Feb 14, 1968 at a Wagner Hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1888, to Jacob and Amelia Guthmiller in Bon Homme County. She wasa member of the Danzig Baptist Church and lived in the Good Samartiian home at Wagner the past year. She married John Pudwill Feb. 8, 1906.

Survivors are five daughters; Mrs. John (Edna) Seligman of Las Vegas; Mrs. Leroy (Viola) Walston of Chula Vista, Calif., Mrs. Byron (Lillian) Litz of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Ed (Elisie) Johnson and Mrs. Roland (Lorraine) Quartier of Avon; six sons; Otto, Herbert, James and Rowland of Avon, Norman of Hot Springs and John Jr., of Emery; one sister, Mrs. Charles Pietz of Tripp; 36 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and three children.

Oscar Van Asperen Obituary

Oscar “Buster” Van Asperen, 92, of Avon - Buster died Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Funeral services are 2 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Avon. Burial is in Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation is Friday from 2 PM until 6 PM at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon.

Oscar “Buster” Van Asperen was born March 15, 1917 to Oscar and Sara (Lako) Van Asperen at rural Springfield, SD. He died Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner, SD.

Buster attended grade school at Hitt Country School near Perkins, SD and moved to Charles Mix County in 1932. He was a farmer for 55 years near Dante, SD. He worked at the Dante, Wagner and Avon Livestock Markets for many years as a weigh master. He retired from farming in 1987 and moved to Avon in 1989.

Buster was married to Magdalene Berndt on June 26, 1941 at Danzig Baptist Church of rural Avon.

He was baptized at the Kingsburg Congregational Church and was member of the First Presbyterian Church in Avon since 1935. He served as Sunday school superintendent two years and as an elder for over 50 years. Buster was on the Meadowview Manor board for many years and a Bon Homme County volunteer driver for 15 years. He belonged to the Bon Homme Masonic Lodge 101 for more than 60 years.

Buster is survived by his son, Curtis and Marilee Van Asperen of Custer and a daughter, Carol Lynn and Bill Lingemann of Ethan, four grandchildren, two great granddaughters, a great grandson, brother-in-law, Donald and Ethel Berndt, of Canby, MN and a sister-in-law, Helen Berndt of Avon, SD.

Buster was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene on May 25, 2009, parents, three brothers: Andrew, Samuel, and Abe and a sister, Sarah Raabe.

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