Romaine Verba Obituary

Romaine J. Verba, age 76, of Tabor died early Monday (May 27, 2002) at his residence in Tabor.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2002, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. William Osborn officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Kortan-Hatwan American Legion Post #183. Visitations will be 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Wenceslaus Church with a scripture service followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Larry Kozel, David Kloucek, Jim Kloucek, Frank Kloucek, Richard Kloucek, and Clark Mola.

Romaine was born on August 30, 1925, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, to Joe and Hattie (Kloucek) Verba. He attended grade school in Dante, and went to Wagner High School and graduated from Wagner. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served on the U.S.S. Lindsey as a signalman. On July 5, 1948, he married Joyce Ann Miller at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Tyndall. He worked with his father from the age of 12, where they owned and operated the Standard Station. While he was Mayor of Dante from 1953-1956, he flipped the switch for the first electric streetlights in town. In 1966, he worked at Tabor COOP Petroleum Department as a manager and was also employed at Kolberg-Pioneer and Dale Electronics in Yankton. He was an avid pheasant hunter. He was never without a joke and had a great sense of humor. Romaine was a devoted family man.

He was a member of Kortan-Hatwan American Legion Post #183 and Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post #791 in Yankton. He also was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, of Tabor; two sons Dennis (Kerrie) Verba, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Wayne Verba, Corona, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Frank Walloch Obituary

Frank A. Walloch, age 92, of Yankton, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor with the Rev. William Osborn officiating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Tabor. Pallbearers will be Donald Walloch, Justin Walloch, Nicholas Walloch, Patrick Frady, Wilmer Kuehler and Aaron Kuehler. Visitations will be 1-9 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. immediately followed by a rosary. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born Nov. 10, 1909, in rural Lesterville, S.D. to Frank J. and Otillie (Vaith) Walloch. He attended country school at Cedar Grove, school at St. Wenceslaus, Lesterville; and Columbus College, Sioux Falls. He married Agnes Sudrla in Tabor, S.D. in August of 1933. He attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor and was very active in the Catholic Sokol. He was a member of the Catholic Workman and the Czech Heritage.

He is survived by four children: James J. (Mary) Walloch, Lesterville, S.D.; Marie Seling, Bremerton, Wash.; Florence A. Walloch, Crofton, Neb.; and Donald (Sandra) Walloch, Fayetteville, Ga.; one sister, Elizabeth Wagner, Tabor, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Agnes.

Allen Sternhagen Obituary

Allen J. Sternhagen, age 65, of Tabor, passed away Friday, January 28, 2005, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2005, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. Joseph Puthenkulathil and Deacon David Kostel officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, Tabor, SD. Visitations will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor, with a Scripture service followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at St. Wenceslaus Church, Tabor. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robert Sternhagen, Jon J. Sternhagen, Kenny Sayler, Ron Wortman, Paul Filips and Steve Klug.

Allen was born March 23, 1939, to John and Elizabeth (Mudloff) Sternhagen, Sr., in Lesterville, SD. He attended Wysuph School for two years and Wilson School until the 8th grade. He attended Tabor High School. Farming was the love of his life, which he did his entire life near Tabor, SD. He married Mildred Klug on November 27, 1971. Allen was a member of the Springfield National Guard from 1995-1960. He was a Bon Homme County Commissioner from 1972 until the time of his death, and a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor. The organizations Allen volunteered for included Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Tabor Building Blocks Daycare, the City of Tabor and St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. His grandchildren were the light of his life.

Those who will cherish his memory are his wife, Mildred, Tabor, SD; one son, Dean (Teresa) Sternhagen of Tabor, SD; two daughters: Julie (Jason) Koller, Yankton, SD, and Lori Sternhagen of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Zac Frank, Carly and Katelyn Sternhagen, and Alex and Jeffrey Koller; one brother: Doug (Claudette) Sternhagen of Tabor, SD; one sister-in-law, Ilene Sternhagen of Tabor, SD; and his mother, Elizabeth Sternhagen of Tabor, SD.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Sternhagen, Sr., and one brother John L. Sternhagen, Jr.

Esther Kaul Weisser Obituary

Funeral services for Esther Weisser, 93, of Tripp will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 at the Goglin Funeral Home in Tripp with Rev. Greg Way officiating. Interment will follow in Frieden’s Reformed Cemetery, Tripp. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at the funeral home.

Esther Weisser was born Sunday, November 23, 1919 in Bon Homme County near Tyndall to Christian and Christina (Hieb) Kaul. She attended the Smith Country School through the 8th grade. Along with her sister Ruth, Esther worked in Kadoka, South Dakota for two years as a waitress. Esther was united in marriage to Albert Weisser on December 23, 1943 at Scotland, South Dakota. They farmed near Kaylor for 11 years, later moving to a farm south of Delmont. Albert died suddenly in 1966 and Esther moved to Delmont. Two years later, the nursing home in Tripp was being built and Esther moved to Tripp to begin working at the Good Samaritan Home. She worked in the laundry department for 17 years. Esther was a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp. She was an avid reader and enjoyed quilting and embroidery and had enjoyed gardening during her time on the farm. Esther passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp, having achieved the age of 93 years, 9 months and 6 days.

Esther is survived by three children: Pauline (Dennis) Brandt of Scotland, Roger (Jeanette) Weisser of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ione (Pete) Petersen of Rapid City. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a brother, Herman Kaul of Tyndall.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, her parents, Christian and Christina Kaul, three brothers and four sisters.

*Goglin Funeral Home

Nancy Raabe Obituary

Funeral services for Nancy Lee Raabe are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2006 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyndall, South Dakota. Clergy is Rev. Dean Schroeder. Organist is Donna Bohlmann. Casketbearers are Mike Peschl, Richard Jones, Richard Fryda, Bill Knoll, Bob Knoll and Dennis Plihal. Interment is in Tyndall Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota.

Nancy Lee Raabe was born on July 27, 1953 to Maynard and Marlene (Huitema) Raabe. She was raised on the family farm north of Tyndall. Nancy attended Hoff Country School and graduated from Tyndall-Tabor High School in 1971. She then attended beauty school in Sioux Falls. Nancy was a beautician in Tyndall and eventually opened her own shop on the family farm. On September 22, 1976, Nancy gave birth to a daughter, Marcia Raabe Wickett. She loved to bake and personally decorated cakes for others. She was also quite a bowler and enjoyed bowling. She began working at Peschl's Market in 1999. Nancy died on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 53 years.

Thankful for sharing her life are her daughter, Marcia (Chris) Wickett of Tyndall; grandchildren Shaden, Dayton, Brecken and Bane; sister Lisa Raabe and brother Bill Raabe of Tyndall; niece Julia Raabe; her great-aunts and great-uncles and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maynard and Marlene Raabe, and all of her grandparents.

Donna Raabe Lubbers Obituary

Donna A. Lubbers, age 87 of Yankton passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton with Rev. Mark Lichter officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitations will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton with a 7 p.m. rosary followed by a video tribute and 7:30 Scripture service. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Charles Lubbers, Brian Lubbers, Wayne Rames, Harvey Cederholm, Jerry Pierret, Leroy Raabe, Rodney Raabe, Joe Gratzfeld, and Ken Kaiser.

Donna was born February 11, 1926 in Tyndall, SD to Albert & Mary Ann (Tierney) Raabe. She married Leonard Lubbers on September 21, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, SD. To this union, two children were born, Michael and Jan. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society, Funeral Committee at Sacred Heart, Girl Scout Leader, and Yankton Area Senior Center. She retired from J.C. Penney & Company, Yankton in 1993. Donna loved to bake, embroider, quilt and share recipes.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Mary Weston) Lubbers of Dalhart, TX; daughter, Jan (Joel) Cederholm of Brooklyn Center, MN; three grandchildren: Mark Lubbers of Dalhart, TX, Melissa (Lubbers) Haggerty of El Paso, TX, and Kyle Cederholm of Ft. Benning, GA; and three great-grandchildren: Allie, Erin and Liam, all of El Paso, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lubbers, parents, Albert & Mary Ann (Tierney) Raabe, siblings: Helen (Raabe) Seavers, Pat Raabe, Robert Raabe, Maryetta (Raabe) Kranz, Willard (Bill) Raabe, and Nel (Raabe) Baumgartner.

*Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home

Marie Kubal Souhrada Obituary

With husband & daughter abt. 1940
Marie Kubal was born in Petrovice District, Budejovice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on September 17, 1868 and came to this country with her parents, Vavrinec and Katherina (Mikas) Kubal in the spring of 1869 to the state of Wisconsin. In 1870, they came to this state of South Dakota. Her father took up a homestead two and one-half miles southeast of Tabor and in 1884 they bought a farm seven miles west of Geddes, South Dakota. On May 22, 1893, Marie was united in marriage to Vaclav Souhrada and established their home on his farm four and one-half miles north of Tabor and resided there since. Her death came suddenly of heart failure Saturday, August 19, 1944 at 3:30p.m. At that time she was bringing lunch to the threshing crew on their farm when she collapsed and fell dead to the ground. She had been treated for heart ailment for the past thirteen years by Dr. Blezek, who being called, could only pronounce her dead. The body was taken and prepared for burial by the Kostel Funeral Home of Tabor. She was 76 years and 29 days of age. The funeral was heard from St. Wenceslaus Church of Tabor, Tuesday mroning at 10:00 with burial in adjoining cemetery. Requiem Mass was said by Revered Father Koman, who delivered a sermon of tribute to an old pioneer and also performed the last rites of that grave. The church choir provided the song service. The pallbearers were August, Albert, Peter and John Souhrada, Frank and Joseph Mudolff. Kostel brothers were in charge.

She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Rosalie, at home and a son Adolph, who died in infancy 49 years ago. She is survived by two brothers, Joseph Kubal of Tyndall and James Kubal near Geddes. Her brothers, Frank and John preceded her in death years ago.

Georgia Merkwan Souhrada Obituary

Georgia Souhrada, 82, Tabor, died Tuesday (August 14, 2001) at her home in Tabor.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Souhrada, Aaron Divis, Mark Divis, John Kalblinger, Tim Nold and Chuck Terry. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today (Thursday) at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m., followed by a rosary. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Cyrilla (Merkwan) Souhrada was born to John and Christina (Slaba) Merkwan on April 14, 1919, on a family farm near Scotland. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor. She married Leonard Souhrada December 27, 1943, at Vodnany Country Church west of Scotland. In 1943, they moved to a farm where they lived until 1985. In 1985, they moved to Tabor where they resided until the time of her death.

She was employed at Concord Nursing Home, Gurney's Seed and Nursery and also farmed for many years. She was involved in Altar and Rosary Society and Senior Citizens Center, Tabor.

She is survived by her husband Leonard, Tabor; four sons: Dennis (Jane), Sioux Falls; Dale (Deb), Sioux Falls; Virgil (Renay), Tabor; Bart (Diane), Coleridge, Neb.; two daughters: Ruth (Bill) Kalblinger, North Platte, Neb.; Mary (Rick) Divis, Columbus, Neb.; a sister Pat Bingham, San Antonio, Texas; twelve grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

Anton Zelenka Obituary

Funeral services for Anton Zelenka, 82, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Petrik Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Kelley officiating. The scripture service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Zelenka was born Nov. 7, 1886 in Czechoslovakia and died Feb. 18, 1969 at the Tyndall hospital.

On Jan. 29, 1920 he married Ludmilla Kotalik at Yankton and they farmed in the area until moving to Tyndall in 1957.

He was a veteran of Word War I.

Survivors include his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Merle (Evelyn) Clark, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. William (Agnes) Stolz, Yankton, and Mrs. Leonard (Amelia) Rokusek, Tabor; two sons, Joseph, Tyndall, and Anton Jr., Glenwood Springs, Colo.; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Andreas Van Asperen Obituary

After a short illness of only three days, Andreas Van Asperen aged 61, passed away at his home 3 miles southwest of Avon, January 8, 1912. Pneumonia accompanied by heart failure was the cause of death. He was born in Franeker, Holland, in the year 1850, and immigrated to the United States eleven years ago with his wife and sons John and Peter. Abe, Nick, and Oscar had preceded their father and the rest of the family to this land of "good living" and "good business" by several years. Andreas Van Asperen in a financial way succeeded in the short eleven years in Bon Homme County. On his arrival here he was almost penniless, at his death he owned a quarter of land 3 miles southwest of this city. He was honest, gentle, kind, and a practical Christian. He belonged to the Presbyterian church in Holland and has lead a life among neighbors and family that is undefiable from an accelesiastical view. He leaves a wife and six children, Saakje Norder - Van Asperen; his sons, Abe, Nick, Oscar, John and Peter; and daughter, Mrs. F Schotanus, all living around Avon with the exception of the latter who receives her mail on a rural route from Tyndall. The funeral services were held at the house and burial took place in the Presbyterian cemetery.

George Pfaltzgraff Obituary

Funeral services for George Pfaltzgraff, 87, will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Sukup officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery with the Crosby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pfaltzgraff was born March 14, 1881 at Dumont, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pfatzgraff and died May 25, 1968 at the Tyndall hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Van Asperen, Avon, and two grandchildren.

Pearl Pfaltzgraff Van Asperen Obituary

Pearl Van Asperen, 90, formerly of Avon, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Winner Nursing Home in Winner. Pearl Anna Pfaltzgraff was born Nov. 18, 1909, on a farm south of Avon. She attended rural Avon schools, then worked with her family and in the area as a hired girl.

She married Andy Van Asperen on March 9, 1938. They lived in Wagner and Austin, MN., before settling in Avon. They lived in the same house in the town for 52 years. She kept books for her husband's business, the Avon Well Company. Her husband died in 1984. She lived in Avon until becoming a resident at Winner Nursing Home in 1998.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, the Women's Organization and the Avon Flower Club.

Survivors include a son Gary of South Bend, Ind.; a daughter, Kay Berg of Winner; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters-in-law: Sarah Raabe, Mag Van Asperen, Virginia Kodes, and Sally Van Asperen; two brothers-in-law: Buster and Abe; and many nieces and nephews. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Avon with burial in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon.

Nanno & Gertrude Maarsingh Biography

Nanno Maarsingh came to Springfield as a boy of thirteen with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Maarsingh and their family. He was born on a farm near Hospers, Ia., November 11, 1888. Upon finishing the tenth grade in the rural school he went to Sioux City and studied in Brown's Business College. He then returned home and secured a position as assistant cashier of the First National Bank.

On December 6, 1906, he married Miss Gertrude Holleman, and shortly later resigned his position in the bank and moved to a farm northwest of Springfield. After a year or two here he purchased his parents' farm west of Springfield where he resided.

Mr. and Mrs. Maarsingh were the parents of five children. They are: Sadie, Nanno, Wilhelmina, Lucile and Wallace. He has two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Johanna Alingh, Ralph, Mrs. Winnie Holleman and Henry.

Mr. Maarsingh died in a truck-train accident near Elk Point on November 24. 1924.

*Springfield, South Dakota Centennial ~ July 1970

Mr. & Mrs. Aike Maarsingh Biography

A. R. Maarsingh was born in Holland in 1850, and Seintje Sikkes was born in Holland in 1859, and on April 11, 1878, they were married in the Netherlands. Five children were born to this union, Mrs. A. Alingh, Ralph, Nanna, Mrs. Winnie Holleman and Harry.

Mr. and Mrs. Maarsingh came to the United States in 1882, settling in Sioux County, Ia. After a few years they moved to Chicago, where they resided a short time and returned to Sioux County. In 1897, they came to Bon Homme County, settling on a farm west of town. In 1912 they moved to Sioux City, where they resided until their death in 1920.

The Maarsinghs were members of the Reformed Church west of town while they resided in this county. Mr. Maarsingh died quite suddenly in 1920 and the shock of her husband's death was unbearable for Mrs. Maarsingh and she followed him in death a few days later.

*Springfield, South Dakota Centennial ~ July 1970

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Aike R. Maarsingh migrated from Holland to America, coming first to Iowa where he bought a small farm near Hospers, in O'Brian county. Later in 1881, he sent for his wife and two children, Johanna and Ralph.

After farming a short time in Iowa, the Maarsingh family moved to Chicago where a daughter, Winnie, was born. But the love of the west soon brought them back to the farm in Iowa, where they farmed for several years. Then Aike sold the farm there and the family came to Bon Homme county in 1894, where the father bought a farm three miles west of Springfield at $15 an acre.

By this time the eldest daughter was married and remained in Iowa. The family now consisted of two sons, Ralph and Harry, and two daughters, Nanna and Winnie, and all attended a little old school house which was on one corner of their farm. The family attended the Reformed Church and Mrs. Marrsingh was one of the first members of the Ladies Aid of that church.

Although the Maarsinghs were not pioneer settlers here, yet at that time the county was still very sparsely settled and there were no fences anywhere. Cattle and horses roamed for miles around.

Aike was one of the first farmers in the area to bring in full blood Shorthorn cattle and also the first four bottom gang plow pulled by six horses.

Many years later, in failing health, Mr. and Mrs. Maarsingh retired and moved to Sioux City, Ia., where, in 1920, both fell victims of the flu, just ten days apart.

One daughter, Mrs. Winnie Holleman, still resides in Springfield and a son Harry lives in Omaha, Nebr.

*Springfield, South Dakota Centennial ~ July 1970

Christopher & Maria Mattson Biography

Christopher Mattson was born in Sweden December 14, 1842. He came with his parents to this country soon after the Civil War, settling in Minnesota. In 1881, he took up residence on his homestead just south of Perkins where he continued to live. In 1886, he was married to Maria Holmen.

Maria Holmen was born in Rengsaker, Hedemarken, Norway, on November 26, 1855. In the early '80s she emigrated to America and arrived first at Menno, where her parents and one brother and two sisters had preceded her. In 1885 she moved to Springfield and the following year, 1886, she was united in marriage to Christopher Mattson of Springfield on the Mattson homestead about eight miles west of Springfield where she, together with her husband and children, made their home for nearly 40 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Mattson had three children, Martin, Edwin and Carrie.

They were members of the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

*Springfield, South Dakota Centennial ~ July 1970

Leona Uken Fryda Obituary

Funeral services for Leona Fryda, 88, of Springfield are 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at the United Church of Christ in Springfield. Burial is in the Springfield Cemetery. Visitation is at the church on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a Prayer Service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Leona Bessie Fryda was born August 9, 1925, the daughter of Emil and Elizabeth (Gotschall) Uken at Springfield, SD. She died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Michael’s Hospital in  Tyndall.

Leona was baptized in the Kingsburg Church. She attended Armstrong grade school and graduated from Springfield High School in 1944. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Southern State Teachers College. She taught school in Bon Homme, Charles Mix and Douglas County for 27 years.

Leona married Lewis Fryda on February 14, 1948. They moved to the Armour area, where they lived for 31 years. They retired and moved back to Springfield in 1979. Lewis died in 1987.

Leona helped many people and loved working at the Nutrition Center with Senior Citizens. She also helped at the Wagon Wheel Motel. Leona was a member of the UCC Church and held various offices in it.

Leona will be remembered for her love of coffee, Casey’s donuts, fried chicken, reading, playing cards and watching volleyball games.

Thankful for having shared her life are her daughter, Carol (Jeff) Skonhovd of Yankton; three grandchildren: Dan (Kami) Guthmiller of Yankton and their children, Jace and Elle; Dave Guthmiller of Colman; and Deb (Jeff) Herrboldt of Scotland and their son Bryce; two step grandchildren: Sara (Dave) Dekker of Sioux Falls and Lynn (Brandy) Skonhovd of Viborg and their children, Paisley, Presley and Berkley; two brothers: Ray (Lorna) Uken of Yankton; Bill Uken of Lahabra, CA; sister, Mary Cathey of Oceanside, CA; five sisters-in-law: Hazel Kaufman of Yankton; Evelyn (Bob) Coleman of Springfield; Doris Fryda of Oxford, NE; Maxine Fryda of Tyndall; and Mardelle Uken of Sioux Falls; and many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; parents; five brothers: Glen; Jake; Larry; Leo and Leonard; two sisters: Lola Travnicek and Ruth Chacon; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

*Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Homes

Dorisa Young Obituary

Dorisa Young was a very spirited young lady. She was diagnosed with Nuerofibramatosis Type II at the age of 11. She has been through 55 surgeries/procedures. Does she ask God, “Why me, God?” ... NO. Instead she said, “Why not”. Doesn’t want anyone else to go thru what she has. She has not had a day without pain.

Stubborn — YES! She turned 37. When we first started with all these surgeries the doctor said she wouldn’t see her 18th birthday. Guess what! She always said, “Somebody forgot to tell God!” (Or maybe He just isn’t ready for her yet.) We always say she is a cross between Great-grandma Rueb (who lived to be 101, and a very strong 100% German) and Grandma Young (a Norwegian). Enough said.

In 1993 Make-A-Wish granted her wish to go to Disney World. With the help of Make-A-wish she got to meet a lot of people that she probably wouldn’t have met just because of her disease. I think all the cowboys in South Dakota know who she is. She definitely was our “cowgirl”. She always waited for the Finals in September to see all her fans at the rodeo.

She had met George Blanda-Football Hall of Famer (who she wrote back and forth with until his death), Vince Gill (who she sat on his lap while he sang to her — and bought her a very pretty outfit/jewelry), Amy Grant, Charles Barkley (who she kissed the top of his bald head), Kris Tschetter, Mike Miller, and the list goes on.

Dorisa had been a living-walking-talking testimony all of her life. She was baptized in the church’s swimming pool! Fun, huh! She had been an inspiration to a lot of people. She had her up and down days but they are few and far between.

She had been described as the Energizer Bunny — she just kept going, and going, and going. And that was her :-) Did not feel sorry for herself. Needed to be on the go and involved, especially with kids. She absolutely loved the kids at Awana. God had a special plan for you.

Dorisa Marie Young was born on November 26, 1975 in the Gregory Hospital, Gregory, SD. She lived in Burke, Gregory, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Brandon. She attended school in Mitchell, and Sioux Falls. Later completing her school education in SD School for the Deaf. Later getting her Associate Degree in Graphics Communication at SETI.

Dorisa is survived by her parents Doyle and Barbara, brother Darin (Marcia) and sister Cassandra (Todd) Gardner, and nieces and nephews Brooke and Ian Gardner, and Alaina, Gavin and Hailey Young, and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Harven and Florance Rueb and Darrel and Helen Young.

Funeral services will be held at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Brandon at 10:00 a.m. Friday with family visitation at Brandon Valley Baptist Church, Brandon from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, and formal prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Tyndall Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota. Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls is assisting with the arrangements.

*Miller Funeral Home

George Sykora Obituary

George Sykora, 93, Tabor, died Tuesday (May 8, 2001) at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center, Tyndall.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with the Rev. William Osborn and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger Sykora, David Sykora, Michael Becvar, Richard Becvar, Ken Karolevitz, Mark Karolevitz, Scott Chladek and Ron Chladek. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, with a scripture service followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born near Tabor to Joseph and Mary (Pibal) Sykora April 14, 1908. He was baptized at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church April 30, 1908. He married Helen Rada on Feb. 11, 1930, in Tabor. He farmed his entire life in the Tabor area until his retirement in 1970. They then moved to Tabor where he enjoyed gardening, part-time farming, raising livestock and visiting his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Helen, Tyndall; one son, Ed (Janet) Tabor; three daughters: Marian (John) Becvar, Yankton; Agnes (Allen) Karolevitz, Lesterville; Helen (Duane) Chladek, Sioux Falls; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Sykora, Tyndall; three sisters: Clara Sedlacek, Tyndall; Mamie Carda, Tyndall; and Helen Rezac, Norfolk, Neb.

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

Helen Rada Sykora Obituary

Helen Sykora, 93, Tabor, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. William Osborn and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers are Roger Sykora, David Sykora, Michael Becvar, Richard Becvar, Ken Karolevitz, Mark Karolevitz, Scott Chladek and Ron Chladek. Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service followed by a rosary. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born to Matt and Katie (Caba) Rada, near Tabor. She married George Sykora on February 11, 1930, at Tabor. Her husband died May 8, 2001.

She was a 38-year member of the Tabor American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, gardening and cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by one son: Ed (Janet), Tabor; three daughters: Marian (John) Becvar, Yankton; Agnes (Allen) Karolevitz, Lesterville; and Helen (Duane) Chladek, Sioux Falls; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and a sister.

Steve Povondra Obituary

Steve Povondra, of Tabor, SD passed away Sunday, November 27, 2005 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center having reached the age of 86 years, 11 months, and 5 days.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, SD with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.Visitations will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor with an 7:00 p.m. wake service. A gathering for family and friends will be held in Beseda Hall following the wake service. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Tabor. Pallbearers will be Darrell and Brian Beran, Bob Hill, Mark Nelson, Bill and Brian Povandra, and Tony and Scott Souhrada. Honorary pallbearers will be FCSLA/Catholic Workman members and Czech Heritage Preservation Society Members. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Steve Povondra was born December 22, 1918 on the family farm in rural Tabor at old Bon Homme the seventh and youngest child of Charles and Mary (Plavec) Povondra where he grew to manhood. He attended grade school at the Highland country school through the eighth grade. He farmed all of his life, taking over the family farm at the age of 18 with his mother in 1936 when his father passed away.

On January 19, 1943 he married Gladys Slavik at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Tyndall. They moved to the Dewey Thompson farm at old Bon Homme in 1944, which was only 3/4 mile east of the Povondra home place. To this union, Dennis the couples only child was born in 1948. In 1953 they moved to the Albert Kortan farm five miles south of Tabor where they resided until 1989 when Gladys passed away. Steve remained on the farm until 1992 when he married Violet "Vi" Vlcek Zdenek on January 28, 1992 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor and the couple moved to Vi's farm which was only 1/2 mile north of the Thompson farm. Vi passed away on June 16, 2000.

After Vi passed away Steve lived with his son Dennis and his wife Sherry and their son Mark until October of 2000 when he moved into North Point Apartments in Tyndall and lived there until December 2001 when he became a resident of the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home where he had resided since.

Steve was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Tabor all of his life and served on the Parish Council. He served on the school board of the Breezy Hill #63 country school district. He was also a FCSLA/Catholic Workman member and Czech Heritage Preservation Society, Inc. member. He also enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years. He played center field with the Tabor Bluebirds until the early 1950's. His favorite pastimes were playing pinochle and euchre, fishing, hunting, and hunting mushrooms.

Survivors include one son Dennis and daughter-in-law Sherry and grandson Mark Povondra all of Tabor. One step-daughter Ann (Greg) Kronaizl of Omaha, three step-grandchildren, Dawn Kronaizl, Matt (Jamie) Kronaizl of Omaha and Jackie (Jason) Silvernail and one step-great grandson, Payton Jay Silvernail all of Yankton. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Letha Povandra of Wyoming and Mable Povandra of Spearfish. Also surviving are eight nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Gladys in 1989 and Vi in 2000; his brothers: Joseph in 1982; Frank in 1979; Michael in 1988 and Charlie in 1996 a sister, Clara Cuka Hellmann in 1979 and a sister, Anna Schwartz Harrison in 2000. Two nieces and two nephews also preceded him in death. His father died in 1936 and his mother died in 1951.

Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory of Tabor is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Pibal Obituary

Daniel Pibal, age 91, of Yankton died Friday, June 30, 2006 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2006 at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Tabor. Visitations will be 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters' spouses: Jeff Pibal, Steve Pibal, Andy Pibal, Christopher Pibal, Kent Kleinsasser, John Eischeid, Rob Kloewer, Chad Tramp, and Shawn Althaus.

Dan was born July 20, 1914 on the family farm near Tabor, SD to John and Anna (Stsa) Pibal. He began school at the Blachnik Grade School near Tabor and finished his last year of school at St. Wenceslaus School in Tabor, SD. He married his beloved wife Adeline Walloch on November 17, 1936 and together farmed near Lesterville, SD. He farmed until 1973 when they retired and moved to Yankton, SD. Adeline died in 1978. After moving to Yankton, he worked at the Human Services Center until 1980. He was again blessed with his marriage to Mildred Bails on August 20, 1984 and together made their home in Yankton, SD. Mildred died June 23, 2006. Dan was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Yankton Senior Citizens Center.

Dan's memory is cherished by his family. He was blessed with 3 children and their spouses: David and Marie Pibal of Cherokee, IA; Betty Jo and Al Royal of Omaha, NE; and John and special friend Patty Greer of Sioux Falls, SD; 9 grandchildren: Jeff Pibal of Sioux Falls, SD; Patty (Kent) Kleinsasser of Crooks, SD; Steve (Tina) Pibal of Antelope, CA; Andy (Melanie) Pibal of Portland, OR; Tatia (John) Eischeid of West Des Moines, IA; Tami (Rob) Kloewer of Elkhorn, NE; Tricia (Chad) Tramp of Ankeny, IA; Tonya (Shawn) Althaus of Ankeny, IA; and Christopher Pibal of Maryland; one brother Eugene (Darlene) Pibal of Omaha, NE.; Stepson Dale (Marcia) Bails of Memphis, TN, and two step-grandchildren; Juloy (Phillip) Raymer and Dalene (Steven) Wilson both of Memphis, TN; and 20 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wives, Adeline and Mildred; one son Larry and his wife Margie Pibal; brothers Charlie and Adolph Pibal; and sister Irene (Pibal) Lane.

Virgil Petrik Obituary

Mass of Christian burial for Virgil D. Petrik, 66, of Springfield, was held Friday, May 22, 1998 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Springfield with Fr. Jerry Kopel officiating, assisted by Deacon David Kostel. Burial was in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Tabor with military honors by Dwight Wood American Legion Post 132 of Springfield. Casketbearers were Lawrence Namminga, Jr., Tony Cacek, Charles McDonnell, Dr. Herbert Saloum, Dennis Herman, Lenny Koupal, John McNeill, and Jack Lyons. Honorary casketbearers were all students whose lives Virgil touched. He died May 18 at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall.

Virgil was born August 12, 1931 at Tabor to Edward and Lillian (Faltin) Petrik. He graduated from Tabor High School in 1949 and received his BS degree from Southern State Teachers College in Springfield in 1958, and his masters degree from USD in Vermillion in 1964. He also completed two years of post-masters graduate work at USD in 1971.

He served four years as a Russian interpreter in the US Air Force Intelligence during the Korean War from 1951-1954 and was a charter member and served six years in the Springfield unit of the SD National Guard.

Virgil married Alice Humpal at Tyndall June 6, 1959 and he taught rural elementary school in Bon Homme County from 1949-1950. He was a teacher of English and speech at Avon High School from 1958-1964 and superintendent at Irene from 1964-1966. He served as director of humanities and associate professor of speech and theater at Southern State College - USD/Springfield from 1966-1984. He was an associate professor of speech and theater from 1988-1995 at Mount Marty College in Yankton. He retired in December of 1995.

He was an actor and director in numerous productions of the Lewis and Clark Playhouse in Yankton and was adjudicator in 1991 for the Nebraska Association of Community Theaters festival. He was a judge for over 80 state, regional, or district one-act plays and judged over 100 state, regional or district high school oral interpretation contests, over 100 miscellaneous elementary, secondary and college speech contests and organized or hosted over 100 high school speech and theater contests. He also judged over 12,000 individual high school speech contestants.

Virgil was active in the community, serving as a member of the school board of Bon Homme School District for over 15 years, six as president. He served several years in leadership and advisory roles to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. He co-hosted a weekly television show, the Mount Marty Quiz Bowl on KSFY for four years and was a speaker at many banquets, service organizations and high school commencements in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

He received many honors during his career, some of which are: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1958; Outstanding Young Men in America 1966; the state "Distinguished Service Award" from Speech Communication Association of South Dakota in 1979; "Outstanding School Board Member" by Associated School Boards of South Dakota in 1980; "Community Service Award" from Mount Marty College in 1987; was chosen to present "Mother Jerome Schmitt Annual Lecture" in 1991; state "Distinguished Service Award" from SD High School Activities Association in 1994; South Dakota's "Outstanding Speech Teacher Award" from the National Federation of Interscholastic Speech and Debate Associations in 1995; "Teacher of the Year Award" from Mount Marty College in 1995; Faculty Emeritus Award from Mount Marty College in 1996; Who's Who Amoung America's Teachers in 1996; and was elected to the Pointer Hall of Fame in 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Alice of Springfield: two sons, Tony of Laughlin, Nev. and Greg and his wife Barb and their two children Nicole and Steven of Clarksville, Tenn.; two daughters, Jane and husband Brian Anderson and their two children, Jordan and Jakob of Poulsbo, Wash., and Amy of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Edward and his wife Wilma of Springfield and Ralph and his wife Judy of Sioux City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.

Katherine Petrik Obituary

Katherine Petrik, age 87 of Lesterville passed away Monday, September 19, 2005 at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2005 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Lesterville, SD with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil and Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Lunch will be served immediately following the service at the Lesterville Community Center. Burial will be approximately at 1:00 p.m. in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Tabor, SD. Visitations will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton with a 7:00 p.m. rosary followed by a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Ken Vaith, Art Vaith, Jim Ryan, Nelda Werkneimeister, Kevin Devine, and Mark Kocer.

Katherine was born on September 24, 1917 at Tabor, South Dakota to Charles and Mary (Kocer) Petrik. She grew up in Tabor and attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. She graduated from Tabor High School. After graduation, she cared for her ailing mother and later her two uncles whose health was also failing. She then began her employment with the United States Post Office in Lesterville and Utica. She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was very devoted to her faith. As a member and past president of the Ladies Altar Society, she was honored to have been able to care for the altar cloths and plants in the church. She was also a member of the Ernie Pecanka American Legion Auxiliary Post #219, Lesterville, Czech Heritage Society and the Red Hat Ladies. Her enjoyments were playing cards and watching Lawrence Welk and golf on TV. Katherine and her sister, Dorothy traveled extensively through Czechoslovakia, Rome, Portugal, and France. They also took many bus tours throughout the United States.

Katherine is survived by her aunt, Verna Fischbach and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Raymond Petrik and one sister, Dorothy Petrik.

Joseph "Gene" Sestak Obituary

Joseph “Gene” E Sestak, age 74, of Columbia, Mo, passed away February 4, 2009, after a battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Joe was born to Robert and Lillian (Petrik) Sestak on November 28, 1934 in Tabor, SD. He attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic grade school and graduated from Tabor High School. Joe joined U.S. Army’s 10th division on January 4, 1955 and was assigned to the 41st Combat Engineers. Joe proudly served most of his time in Germany, and was honorably discharged December 20, 1957. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and attended graduate studies at South Dakota State University, Brookings SD. October 1962 he began his career in Seattle WA as an Agricultural Statistician with the National Agricultural Statistical Service, USDA, later transferring to Washington DC. June 1969, attended North Carolina State where he continued his education in statistics. After two years in R&D he transferred to Portland OR, before settling in Columbia MO. While in Oregon he was active in Scouts as Cub Master and Scout Master and was a charter member of the Tualatin Lions Club. In Missouri he continued with Scouts, Downtown Optimist, and investment clubs. Joe earned the Silver Beaver award in 1994 for his nearly 35 years of service with the Boy Scouts. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes church.

Joe is survived by his wife Marilyn (Wagner) of Columbia MO, their son Dean of Plano TX, daughter Lynn of Columbia MO, brothers Robert (Lou Anne) in Renton WA, Ronald (Joyce) of Tabor SD and many nieces and nephews.

Per Joe’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Christian burial will be in Tabor South Dakota at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Downtown Optimist Club attn Treasurer Steve Klein PO Box 1959, Columbia MO 65205 or Boy Scouts of America Administrative Office 1203 Fay St, Columbia MO 65201.

*Heartland Cremation & Burial Society

Shirley Sutera Sawatzke Obituary

Shirley A. Sawatzke, age 73 of Crofton, NE, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at her residence while working in her yard.

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Crofton with the Rev. Les Parmenter officiating. Burial will be at the Crofton City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service and video tribute at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Pallbearers will be Jim Sawatzke, Jack Buschelman, Steve Sutera, David Sutera, Glenn Winningham, and Ken Winningham. Honorary Pallbearers will be Shirley’s former teaching associates from Crofton High School.

Shirley Arden Sawatzke was born on February 8, 1936 in Tabor, SD to Frank and Emma (Vavruska) Sutera. She grew up in the Tyndall and Tabor area where she attended rural elementary school prior to graduating from Tyndall High School. She graduated from Yankton College with a two year teaching degree in 1956. Shirley then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southern State Teachers College in 1960. She received her Masters Degree in 1971 from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Her first teaching assignment was at Platte, SD for three years, then she taught at Crofton High School for 36 years. She married Loren Lee Sawatzke on November 24, 1961 in Tyndall, SD. Shirley retired from teaching in 1996.

Shirley was a member of the UCC Church and its Ladies Aide, she received an award from her church for service and leadership at the Nebraska Conference of United Church of Christ on May 31, 2003 and in July of 2003. Shirley was the recipient of the Modern Woodman award. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma (Woman’s Education Society), past Grand Marshall of the Crofton Homecoming Parade, she was the secretary for the Senior Center and very active in both civic and church activities in Crofton. Shirley enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school activities and functions.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Julie and husband Jeff Lentz of Hartington; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Lentz of Hartington; two sisters, Ruth Pinkley of Porter, TX, Mabel Winningham of Tyndall, SD; three brothers, Eugene and his wife Melva Sutera of Tyndall, SD, Wayne and Shirley Sutera of Tyndall, Dan and Helen Sutera of Onida, SD; special friend, Rolly Burkett of Crofton; brother-in-law, Frank Ogan of Tyndall; sister-in-law, Florence Sutera of Tyndall; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Loren L. on January 21, 1989 at the age of 68; three brothers, Jim and Wilbur Sutera, and infant Clarence; one sister, Esther Ogan.

Leonard 'Wayne' Sutera Obituary

Funeral services for Leonard Wayne Sutera, 77, of Tyndall, will be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tyndall Presbyterian Church with Pastor Lorney Van Gerpen officiating. Burial will be at the Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Tabor with military honors by Kortan-Hatwan American Legion Post of Tabor and honors by the Tyndall Fire Department. Visitation will be held at Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, October 16 with a prayer service at the Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Online condolences may be sent at www.goglinfh.com. Pallbearers will be Christopher Sutera, Kyle Sutera, Zane Kremer, Larry Hovorka, Bob Hille, Jr., and Bryan Hille. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tyndall Fire Department and the Tabor Bluebirds baseball team.

Leonard Wayne Sutera was born December 26, 1931 at the Sutera farm west of Tabor. His parents were Frank and Emma (Vavruska) Sutera. Wayne was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church, rural Tabor. He served as an elder at the Tyndall Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir and men’s quartet for many years. He attended Vlasak School just east of the farm where he grew up and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 5, 1951 and was honorably discharged November 2, 1954. He was proud to have served his country during the Korean War and was a life member of the Simek-Ptak Post VFW, Tyndall, and Kortan-Hatwan Post American Legion, Tabor. Upon his return from the Navy, Wayne farmed. He married Shirley Hille on October 8, 1958 at the United Church of Christ, Scotland. In 1959, he went to work for Mueller’s Hatchery running the mobile mill and grinding feed for area farmers. Wayne bought the Tyndall Hatchery in 1961 and ran the Hatchery grinding feed for area farmers, hatching chickens, and was a Zip feed dealer until 1991 when he retired. Wayne also served on the Tyndall Fire Department and retired in 1989 after 27 years of dedicated service. After he retired, Wayne spent several summers mowing for the City of Tyndall and took great pride in how the city park and ball fields looked after he mowed them.

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, his daily drives along the river and especially attending all of his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. Hunting trips to Harding County and fishing at the river just won’t be the same without him. The grandkids always knew that Grandpa wouldn’t miss a soccer, baseball, football or basketball game, track or cross-country meet, volleyball match or band or vocal concert. They also knew they could always rely on “Grandpa’s taxi service” for rides to games and to and from school or wherever they needed to go. In his younger years, Wayne played amateur baseball for the Tabor Bluebirds and the Tyndall Arrows and didn’t miss a Bluebirds game unless the grandkids had a game the same night. Although health problems slowed him down this past summer, he still attended every ball game he could and thoroughly enjoyed fishing at the river with Becky and Katy, watching Kyle play slow-pitch softball, getting to see Zane and his team win the State VFW 12 & under baseball championship, watching Raquel and Kelsey play in the State Softball tournament and watching Christopher pitch for the Tabor Bluebirds in the State Amateur baseball tournament. Wayne died at St. Michael’s Hospital, Tyndall October 14, 2009.

Thankful for sharing his life are his wife, Shirley, Tyndall; daughter: Sheila Kremer (Larry Hovorka), Tyndall; son, Richard and wife, Krista Sutera, Tabor; seven grandchildren: Rebecca, Kaitlin, Christopher, Kyle, Raquel, Kelsey and Zane; two sisters: Mabel Winningham, Tyndall and Ruth Pinkley, Porter, Texas; two brothers: Eugene (Melva) Sutera, Tyndall and Dan (Helen) Sutera, Onida; brother-in-law, Frank Ogan, Tyndall; sister-in-law, Florence Sutera, Tyndall, as well as twenty-three nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clarence, Wilbur and Jim; sisters Esther Ogan and Shirley Sawatzke; and son-in-law, Dick Kremer.

*Goglin Funeral Homes

Wilbur Sutera Obituary

Wilbur F. Sutera, 75, Tyndall, died Thursday (Jan. 3, 2002) at St. Michael's Hospital, Tyndall, after a brief illness with cancer.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. today (Saturday) at the Tyndall Presbyterian Church, Tyndall, with the Rev. Theodore Bader and Lorney Van Gerpen officiating. Interment is in the Country Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Tabor, with military honors by the Tabor American Legion. Pallbearers are Jerry Kostal, Rich Sutera, Ken Winningham, Dave Sutera, Randy Sutera and Jim Kokes. The Petrik-Kelley Funeral Home, Tyndall, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 17, 1926, at Tabor, to Frank and Emma (Vavruska) Sutera. He attended Vlasak Country School and graduated from Tyndall High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. He married Florence Kostal Oct. 3, 1951, at Tabor. They farmed southeast of Tyndall until retirement in 1994.

He was a member of the Tyndall Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir. He was a life member of the Tabor American Legion. He was a 4-H leader, a Bon Homme County Pork Producers director, and served on the boards of the Independent No. 2 and Bon Homme 4-2 school districts, the Rural Tabor Fire District and the Tyndall Cenex Cooperative.

Survivors include his wife, Florence, Tyndall; four sons: John, Moscow, Idaho; Steve, Springfield; Pat, Tabor; and Don, Volga; two daughters: Elaine (Gary) Fellows, Apex, N.C.; and Janice, Sioux Falls; two granddaughters; three brothers: Eugene and Wayne, both of Tyndall; and Dan, Onida; and four sisters: Mabel Winningham, Tyndall; Esther Ogan, Santa Maria, Calif.; Ruth Pinkley, Porter, Texas; and Shirley Sawatzke, Crofton, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and an infant brother.

Esther Sutera Ogan Obituary

Esther Ogan, age 84 of Tyndall, passed away Monday, February 2, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, following surgery for brain tumors.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Tyndall Presbyterian Church in Tyndall with Rev. Bob Burdett officiating. Burial will be in the Tyndall Presbyterian Cemetery at a later date. The Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, is in charge of arrangements.

Esther was born on July 29, 1919, to Frank and Emma (Vavruska) Sutera in rural Tabor, South Dakota. Esther attended Vlasak Country School and graduated from Tyndall high School in 1936. She attended Southern State Teachers College at Springfield for two years. She taught at James School near Avon for two years and in Winner, SD, for three years. In 1943, she moved to California and worked as a secretary to the Vice President of Douglas Aircraft in El Segundo. On December 16, 1949, Esther was united in marriage to Frank Ogan at the First Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles. In July 1958, Esther traded the business world for being a full-time mother to their pride and joy, Sara Louise, who came to their home when she was two weeks old. In 1964, Esther became employed by the Glendale School District as a secretary. In later years, she worked for the Glendale Community College. She retired in 1986. In the early 90's, Esther and Frank moved from LaCrecenta, CA, to Santa Maria, CA. In the summer of 2002, Frank and Esther moved to their present home in Tyndall, SD.

Esther was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church. For many years, she was a member of her church choir. Esther always enjoyed traveling and going camping. She enjoyed being with family and friends and playing cards. She always looked forward to the family reunions.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Frank of Tyndall, SD; three sisters: Mabel Winningham of Tyndall, SD; Ruth Pinkley of Houston, TX; and Shirley Sawatzke of Crofton, NE; three brothers: Eugene Sutera of Tyndall, SD; Wayne Sutera of Tyndall, SD; and Dan Sutera of Onida, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sara; her parents; an infant brother, Clarence; and two brothers, Wilbur and Jim.

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Daniel Petrik Obituary

Daniel F. Petrik, age 92, of Yankton, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, S.D.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2002, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, S.D. with the Rev. William Osborn officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2002, from 1-5 p.m. at the Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton and will resume at 6:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Daniel was born on Sept. 21, 1909, to Frank O. and Anna (Carda) Petrik in rural Tabor, S.D. He married Albina Kronaizl on Feb. 8, 1932, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, S.D. They farmed near Utica until 1976 when they retired and moved to Springfield. Because of Daniel's love of working with the soil and growing things, he then worked for Gurney's Seed & Nursery for about 15 years. He enjoyed helping many local people with their landscaping, planting trees, and shrubs. Daniel maintained a large vegetable garden and generously shared the produce with the Senior Nutrition Center as well as neighbors until May of 1998, when Daniel and Albina moved into the K-Nopf Assisted Living Center in Springfield. In July of 1999, they moved to Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton. Albina passed away on Feb. 7, 2000. Daniel moved to Avera Sister James Majestic Bluffs where he lived until his death. Daniel was a lifetime member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, S.D. He and Albina were active members of the Lewis and Clark Gem and Mineral Society and spent many enjoyable hours searching for, collecting, and polishing Gem Stones and Rocks which they set into rings, jewelry, belt buckles, and other items which they sold or gave as gifts.

Daniel is survived by two brother-in-laws: Charles (Helen) Kronaizl, Tacoma, Wash.; and Donald (Dorothy) Kralicek, Yankton, S.D.; five sister-in-laws: Sophie (Bud) Rahn, Yankton; Anna (Frank) Plavec, Springfield, S.D.; Maxine and Arlene Kronaizl, Tabor, S.D.; and Mabel Kronaizl, Scotland, S.D. and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Albina, and two sisters, Ruby Neely and Grace Thorsen.

Mary Lou Wynia Peterson Obituary

Funeral services for Mary Lou Peterson, 81, of Springfield are 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the United Church of Christ in Springfield. Burial is in the Pioneer Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church followed by a 7 p.m. Prayer Service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou Peterson was born April 23, 1932 on a farm west of Springfield, SD, the daughter of Riemer and Marie (Westra) Wynia. She died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg.

Mary Lou attended Kirkwood School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. She spent most of her life in Springfield. After graduation she attended Southern State Teachers College during the summer sessions. Her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern was earned in 1970 after many summer sessions, night classes and workshops. Mary Lou taught rural schools for 11 years and spent 24 years teaching Fifth grade in Springfield Elementary. She spent several years as Head Teacher when the Principal was shared among the Bon Homme County schools within the district. She was selected Teacher of the Year for Bon Homme schools in 1991. Mary Lou retired in 1992. Mary Lou married Harry “Rudy” Peterson on May 22, 1952 in Yankton. Two sons were born to their union, Richard and Larry, of whom she was very proud.

Volunteering in the community was a great pleasure for her. She belonged to and was very active in different organizations, including school organizations. She enjoyed being a member of the State Evaluation Team. She thoroughly enjoyed her teaching career and being a leader. She was proud that she became a teacher. After her retirement, Mary Lou was active in the UCC being Moderator, Treasurer and holding many offices in the various church boards. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Dakota Club and Doctor Search Committee. She also served on the Correctional Facility Board, Coordinator for Community Service projects for high school students, Bon Homme volunteer driver for the elderly, volunteer at the Assisted Living Center, was a Nutrition Center board member, life member of the Springfield Historical Museum, helped establish the Telephone Assistance Program in Springfield and served on the Wellness Center and Housing Development Committees.

 Mary Lou enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking their special foods, playing games and taking them sledding. She also enjoyed reading to them and having them show off all of their talents when they were youngsters.

 She leaves to mourn her sons: Richard (Marjean) of Yankton; Larry (Cindy) of Eagle Butte; six grandchildren: Lance, Jena, Nolan, Jodie, Jade and Savanah; two sisters: Peggy Zech of Springfield and Della (Ed) Stimpson of Wagner; sister-in-law, Rose Wynia of Sacramento, CA; brother, Dean (Liese) Wynia of Avon; and many friends and relatives.

 Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; parents; brothers: Bill, Jack and an infant brother, Junior Ree Wynia; brother-in-law, Eugene Zech and sister-in-law, Gertrude Wynia.

*Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Homes