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He was an usher for many years at St. Thursday, August 30, , at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, with burial immediately following in the church cemetery with military honors. His second family was the people he worked with and he was a best friend to so many. She continued repairing machines for many years even after being diagnosed with COPD thanks to her portable oxygen machine. Dummer, Thomas Mathew August 12, - July 26, Age 85 of Edina, formerly of Bloomington, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July A beloved mom, grammie, wife, and friend to all, she lived to serve her family and friends and loved them well. A private family ceremony will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Amanda Sue Heaton

Arnie worked as a salesman, security, and in concrete. Arnie loved his dog, Maggie, family, special friend, Joan Armstrong, camping, boating, fishing, and egg sandwiches. Arnie was preceded in death by his parents, Nels Sigvart and Vera Pedersen; great-grandson, John Alexander Hayes; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her love for animals started at a young age with her horse, Jip, on the family farm near Lodgepole, SD. While in high school, her parents moved off the farm to Whitewood, SD.

It was there that she met the love of her life, Allen Moeller, at the Whitewood dances. They were married May 27, , and they started their family on the Moeller homestead 20 miles east of Sturgis in the Alkali community.

They would practice for hours as she loved to worship. This lead to the reopening of Believers Fellowship Academy in the fall of On August 4, , her oldest son, Richard, was injured in an auto accident and is a C6 quadriplegic. She took care of him for almost 27 years and was grateful to those that filled her big shoes. Through the years she babysat, making her a second mom to many. Two of the proudest days of her life were the marriages of her son, Chris, to Jill in and her daughter, Johnna, to Tom in Her love for children carried on when mom and dad started being foster parents.

This lead to the miraculous adoption of two Native American children in This proved to be one of her biggest challenges. As any parent knows, the journey of raising children isn't perfect. She homeschooled them into high school. They both enjoy working at Grocery Mart and love hanging out with each other as well as friends. Her hobbies included embroidery, counted cross stitch, quilting, sewing, gardening, and cooking.

Jokingly, she often referred to her needle work as lifting weights. She loved decorating for the holidays as this was her favorite time of year. Mom enjoyed fixing a big meal for a house full of friends and family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

At Christmas and birthdays, she made sure all her kids and grandkids each had a gift. Through many a bump in the road, she was the rock of our family by being one of the most giving, loving and forgiving human beings. If there was an image of the Father's love for us on this earth, mom was it. As is evident from this life story she was a mother to many. Because of her surgery, she not only lost her singing voice but her contagious laugh. This didn't take away her beautiful smile and tenacious spirit.

During six weeks of treatment and a time of aftercare, she was well cared for by Chris and his family at Caputa. After being home in Sturgis less than two months, she learned on June 18, , that cancer was back in other areas. One was a mass under her ribs on the right side and growing. Due to her prognosis and a broken shoulder from a fall, it was her difficult choice to go into hospice care. To the end, she enjoyed the almost continuous flow of guests, especially her two best friends and baby Zebb pictured.

On this earth mom has finished well. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31, , from p. Funeral services will be at 2: Interment will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

She was married to Leonard Hahne May 19, , and they raised 12 children: She was not afraid of hard work. Loretta loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mom, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great-grandma.

She tried to make sure she sent birthday cards and Christmas cards to each and every one of her relatives. She loved to cook for all who came to visit. Loretta loved holding babies who seemed to fall asleep on her belly every time.

She loved when her family and friends visited her. She enjoyed playing cards, Farkle, and Rummy Cube. Loretta also enjoyed western movies.

She had a sense about her that made everyone feel unconditionally loved. You could just be in her presence and feel it. She had individual connections with each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild, and even for the little time she had with her great-great-grandchild. She loved her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and their families, and all her friends. She was a very special person for so, so, so many in so, so many ways.

Just know, if you knew her, she loved you. She would pray the Rosary, read her Book of Prayers, and read the Bible. She had an angel taking care of her the last year of her life; her loving daughter, Cheryl. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son, Daryl; daughter, Anne Mary; and granddaughter, Meredith. Visitation will be Monday, July 30, from 5: Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, July 31, , at St. Douglas was born on March 23, , in Sturgis, SD.

He attended school in Sturgis where graduated high school in He enlisted in the Army and served from June through July Douglas loved watching sports but favored baseball with the Minnesota Twins his favorite team. He loved to play cards and games and would drive all the way from Sioux Falls to Sturgis or McCook, NE, to challenge his family into playing for hours.

He enjoyed touring the Black Hills and dropping a few coins in the machines coming through Deadwood. He loved his church family in Sioux Falls and often talked about how special they were to him.

He thought of all the staff there as his second family. His family and friends will always remember him as an individual who was easy to get along with. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, , from p. Funeral services will be 2: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Denise was born April 20, , in Watertown and was brought home on June 15, , by Jerry and Linda Ross, who legally adopted her on February 22, Denise grew up in Mobridge, Aberdeen, Gregory, and Chamberlain, and the family frequently visited Sturgis, where Jerry and Linda were raised.

She participated in gifted programs during her school years and was co-valedictorian of the Chamberlain High School class of During her college years, she worked part-time at the Brookings Register, and interned at the Chamberlain Register and Rapid City Journal.

After college, she worked at a newspaper in Kearney, NE, before spending a year in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps community service program for young adults that was created in In , she joined the staff of the Rapid City Journal as a bureau reporter in the northern Black Hills.

She lived in Sturgis and Deadwood before eventually moving to Rapid City. Also in , she found her professional calling in a transition to government and political reporting for the Journal. Senate race in which Tim Johnson narrowly defeated John Thune, the manslaughter trial of former governor Bill Janklow, the U. Senate race in which Thune narrowly toppled Tom Daschle, and the statewide abortion-ban election. She also covered the annual South Dakota legislative sessions in Pierre.

In , she left the Journal to pursue her own journalistic endeavors. The blog showcased Denise at her best as she broke news and shared insights in a conversational writing style that was laced with humor. The documentary was released in She gave birth to David Alexander Larson on Feb. She considered her sons to be her greatest achievements, and she worked to expose them to a wide variety of experiences and to foster their intellectual curiosity.

She went to work in as a communications specialist for Golden West Telecommunications. In , at age 41, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She insisted on working through her cancer treatments and brought a laptop to her chemotherapy sessions.

In recent years, she and her husband, David, who is an operating room nurse at Rapid City Regional Hospital, operated an Airbnb rental out of the basement of their home in the Chapel Valley area of western Rapid City. While juggling family and work demands, she spent many hours battling her recurrent cancer. She thoroughly researched the disease and her treatment options, participated in two clinical trials, traveled out-of-state for consultations and specialized treatments, overhauled her diet partially with food from her own large garden , and did everything in her power to prolong her life.

Through it all, she was rarely heard to complain, and she remained optimistic to the end. She leaves behind her family; a wide network of colleagues, sources and friends; thousands of news stories, plus columns, blog posts and a documentary; and an example of uncommon courage and determination in the face of terminal cancer.

Ross, and a grandmother, Arlene Ennis, both of Sturgis; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and in-laws. A celebration of her life will be 7: Memorial services will be 2: Thursday, July 26, , at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, where her parents were married and funerals were held for her deceased grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Denise Ross Cancer Fund. Arnold Funeral Home for 50 years. Willis, of Spearfish, passed from this life into Heaven on Monday, July 9, , at the age of Willis was blessed with 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Willis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Zola McCrillis Arnold; his son, Philip Brian Arnold; one brother; and three sisters. Friends are invited to join his family at a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 21, , at His family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in his memory to the Spearfish Veterans Monument. Dean graduated from Bison High School in After high school, he worked construction in Minnesota. They then moved to Faith in , and he went to work as a mechanic.

While living in Faith, Sonja, Arnold, and Jacky completed the family. In , he went to work for the Newell School District as head bus driver and mechanic. As time went on, Dean went to work for Butte County Motors selling cars. In , they moved to Belle Fourche. After the death of his wife, Marlene, he retired to just manage his trailer court. While living there, Elmie passed away and he returned to Sturgis. As his health declined from diabetes, he moved to Rapid City to live with his eldest daughter, Rosa, but if he told the story, it was to take care of her!

He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He is also survived by 41 great-grandchildren 4th generation ; 4 great-great-grandchildren 5th generation ; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, , from p. Doug was born January 17, , to Robert and Dorothy Kaiser. Doug attended K in Sturgis and completed a semester at Huron College.

Their son, Tyler, was born on July 11, Doug enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. Doug excelled in wrestling all through high school and continued coaching AAU wrestling for 20 years. He loved teaching young wrestlers, and his inspiration led many to victory. Doug also enjoyed playing softball and spent many summers at the ball fields.

He and his wife, Linda, played on a co-ed team where they won 2nd place at a U. Doug made so many friends through his wrestling and softball years. He always had so many stories to tell, and everybody enjoyed listening to them. Doug's last place of employment was at Owen's Interstate, where he worked until his death. Doug lost his very courageous battle to cancer on July 5, He spent his last 5 days in the comfort of the Lippold Hospice Suite in Sturgis.

Memorial services will be at Together, they had three wonderful children; Sheila, Jesse, and Shannon. With this marriage, they cared for and loved five children and had 13 grandchildren. Teddy Ann was a collector of roosters. She loved crafts and enjoyed the outdoors with camping, fishing, going on motorcycle rides, and spending time with her family and friends.

You could never find a greater sister bond than you could between Teddy Ann, Carrie, and Delores. Everyone that knew Teddy Ann knew how strong willed and stubborn she was. With the look on her face, you would always know what she was thinking without her even saying a word. Teddy Ann will always be remembered as the most courageous, brave, and strongest woman around and gave everything she had to fight to be around for as long as she could, for her family.

Teddy Ann Outka did not lose to cancer or her health issues, instead, she gained a new adventure and now shares it with her Tommy. Teddy Ann Outka, 61, Sturgis, was called home to be with her soulmate and loving husband on July 2, Private family inurnment will be at a later date. In , he got his first truck and started hauling gravel for various contractors. This continued until when he bought a class B permit and he began hauling grain and livestock for area farmers and ranchers; taking them to a number of local markets.

Over the years, as business grew, he added trucks to his operation. His son, Stan, joined the business in and he continued trucking until he retired in Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, 5: Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Harland Thomas Hermann, Sr. He completed his undergraduate degree in pre-med from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in , and completed his doctorate in medicine from the University of Nebraska Omaha in He was the first of three brothers who became physicians. As the war ended, he was reassigned to Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, CO, as ward officer in the tuberculosis section and was promoted to Captain. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Omaha and re-entered residency in internal medicine He joined a Psychiatry-Neurology group practice as a specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine, and this association lasted 9 years.

During this time, he was part of the faculty for the University of Nebraska Medical School as an instructor in psychiatry. Then, in to further his education, he became a career resident in neuropsychiatry at the VA in Omaha for three years, completing his fellowship and obtaining his Board Certification in Neuropsychiatry.

Harland met the love of his life, Jean Mary Ellison, a beautiful lab tech, and they were married on February 28, To this union, which was to last over 70 years, were born their three children: Tom, Lucy, and Richard. In , Harland joined the Veterans Administration. He and his family moved to Fort Meade, SD. There, he was a staff psychiatrist and, later, Chief of Psychiatry and Neurology. Harland, Jean, and family enjoyed 19 years at Fort Meade. He retired from government service in and returned to the Black Hills residing in Sturgis and later in Rapid City, where he continued a limited consultative practice of psychiatry.

Harland received many honors and awards during his 50 years of practice. Much more than the awards, however, he cherished the relationships he developed with co-workers and fellow teachers in caring for patients and educating students of medicine.

In , the South Dakota State Medical Association recognized his 50 years of medical practice and dedicated service, and he also received a lifetime achievement award from the South Dakota Psychiatric Association. While Harland was appreciated for his scholarly insights and genuine caring in his practice of medicine, he also loved to share his gifts of owl carving and landscape paintings.

His love of and knowledge about nature were evident to many and showed in his many landscape paintings. His red Nebraska cap and a red sweater were always within reach. Together, Harland and Jean welcomed many to their home. Harland knew the joy of communication, emailing and Face Timing family, friends, and acquaintances until, in February of , a stroke robbed him of his ability to speak clearly and use his hands to type.

He gradually came to understand that his life was drawing to a close and after Jean passed away in May of , he very much wanted to follow her. We are all glad he is with Jean again.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Lee Jan Hermann; and close family friend, Scott Moses. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and one brother, Charles Gordon Hermann. Visitation and luncheon to be held at Tuesday, June 26, , at St. Donald "Donnie" Theodore Fahrenwald, Jr. He grew up in Sturgis. He spent some of his favorite times at his maternal grandparent's farm in Sturgis and at his paternal grandparent's farm in Steele City, NE.

He also enjoyed hunting at his sister's, Joyce, farm near Vale, SD. He loved visiting with relatives and will be remembered for his "sense of humor. He served on many ships. He retired after 20 years. He then worked for Meade County and retired again after 20 years. He married Bonnie Sander on July 7, Private family graveside services, with military honors, will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. When Dee was 9, Leo moved the family to Idaho for work. When Leo died in a deer hunting accident, Margery moved Dee and her five brothers back to Lead where Dee attended school, graduating in Dee enjoyed an extremely active life and her gift of nurturing love and faith expressed itself in all she did.

Dee lived her life with gusto. Her art, patience, kindness, and passion for life influenced many of her students, family, friends, and others. Not one to boast about her creative skills; she did not consider herself special. But others considered her above and beyond ordinary.

Whether sharing the gifts of her paintings, the sound of her piano playing, the telling of whimsical stories, or the helping at her local church and in her community, Dee wholeheartedly shared her talents. A member of the Black Hills Art Association, she practiced her oil painting at the Sturgis and Spearfish Art Centers; submitting her pieces in local Art shows and receiving awards for several of them.

Dee loved storytelling and was a member of the Black Hills Storytellers Association. For over 16 years, she was active in fund raising and leadership of the Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary, serving over the years as president, vice president, and blood drive coordinator.

She volunteered at the local Elementary School. For personal enjoyment, Dee played the piano, painted, and traveled. Above all, however, Dee loved her family: She loved us all and we loved her. Monday, June 25, , with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Vigil will be Sunday, June 24, at 6: Donations in her memory can be made to the Margery L.

The Fund provides scholarships to academically talented, financially needy graduates of Lead-Deadwood High School. Dorothy was a jack of all trades and a master of some! Dorothy not only raised 4 very successful, willful children, but also found it in her heart to take in many of their friends for a night, a week, for life.

Cousin Ruthie had this to say: Dad told great-grandchildren McKaela that he chased and had to catch that black hair beauty before all those soldiers came home from the war!! A memorial service will be at a later date. Lois spent much of her adult life in Colorado where she was an administrative assistant in the Montrose County School District.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lois asked for no funeral or graveside services. Through her youth, she herded sheep, worked as a housekeeper, candled eggs on a chicken farm, as a laundress at Ft. Gladys finally ended up working at the home of Tello and Lisa Peterson, where she met Harvey Peterson. Gladys and Harvey married July 19, In , they moved to Sturgis for a short time, then to Faith, then returning to Opal. There they farmed and ran the Moree store.

Gladys said she always wished for a house with a lot of bedrooms, so in they moved to Faith and purchased the West Hotel. Be careful what you wish for! They ran the hotel for 20 years and farmed north of Faith. The couple loved to dance. As babysitting was not the norm, the children were always taken to the dances.

There they learned to dance and socialize. When it became late the children were put on the benches, and slept covered with coats. The adults continued to dance and visit with their friends. She had visited much of the United States. She was fortunate to be able to attend two world fairs; Dollywood; Branson, MO; plus many more sites.

The best travels were close to home to Mount Rushmore, Dinosaur Park and Wall Drug, which occurred almost every time the family was together. After retiring, she volunteered at the Senior Center. She was instrumental in opening the Faith Legion Community Hall. There she served as Treasurer for 24 years, helped with the distribution of commodities, rummage sales, hunter's dinners, and other community events. Viewing will be Thursday, May 31, 5: Viewing continues Friday, June 1, from Funeral services will commence at A luncheon will follow the service.

Interment will occur at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis around 3: Edward Allen Tripp Sr. He has been a member of Local Union of the Union of Operating Engineers since where he worked as a Crane Operator until retirement. Ed married Evelyn J. Stearns in East Hartford in They moved to Sturgis in Evelyn passed away June 25, , one day before their 65th anniversary. Ed was a member of the United Church of Christ.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. A private family service will be held at a later date. He graduated from Sturgis High School in He worked as a flight paramedic for St.

Danny enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to helping others and his love for life and family.

Danny was always the life of the party and was always making people laugh. Danny will continue to help others through tissue donation. He was the husband of Sandi Droppers Hayes and they shared 47 years together. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents. Visitation will be from 5: Raised in Lead and graduated in Bill loved his work as an underground miner for Homestake for 10 years. After a serious accident in June of , he worked in the warehouse after he recovered from his injuries.

Bill retired when Homestake closed. He married Therese Hoffman May 28, They first met when he was 6 and she was 5. They lived in Spearfish Canyon and later moved to Spearfish. He like reading Westerns, old cars, old movies and driving the back roads of the Black Hills.

No services at his request. A family memorial service will be later in the summer. Calvin attended Squaw Butte School for grades , a horseback ride of about three and a half miles.

Following high school, Calvin attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, following his interest in rocks by majoring in geological engineering.

With one quarter left until graduation, he was drafted into the U. Navy, joining other members of the Great Generation, serving from He returned to the family ranch upon discharge and married Mable Ingalls, the love of his life, on June 15, , and without whom he was seldom seen.

Verne passed away at the age of In , when his dad retired, he and his brother, Chester, formed a partnership and in , they purchased a ranch in southern Perkins County, to which Chester moved. They were one of the first ranches in western South Dakota to implement Production Records to improve their Hereford cow herd.

Calvin was an avid supporter of the 4-H program, especially when his children were of 4-H age. Calvin was a good steward of the land by cross fencing, water development, tree planting, and careful grazing management. In at the age of 74, Calvin turned over operation of the ranch to son, Larry, who returned to the ranch having retired from the Army.

His faith was an important part of his life and an example to his family and the community. He enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, hunting, fishing when there used to be water , rock and artifact hunting, and collecting of all kinds, accumulating collections of rocks, fossils, Indian artifacts, and antique tools among other things. He was always young at heart, having downhill skied for the first time at age 66, killed his first elk at age 85, and at 90 years old, was still cutting and splitting wood for his home-built petrified wood fireplace.

He took particular delight in his grandkids and enjoyed taking them fishing whenever they visited. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Chester and Elanor and their spouses; son, Verne; and five nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, from 5: Denzel Nonhof and Pastor Steve Talley officiating.

Kay was born in Sturgis, SD, on May 18, She graduated from Sturgis High School in Kay was a substitute teacher for many years. She loved music and shared her passion for the piano by giving private lessons for 17 years.

For many years, she played the organ at the United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Family, faith, and friends were of the utmost importance in her life. Kay married Dean Snyder in Together, they had two children. Her son, Ken, lives on the family ranch. Her daughter, Sherroll, is an accountant and lives near Sturgis. Kay was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their ranch home. Kay also loved to travel, sketching detailed itineraries of the routes and sites.

She especially enjoyed including the grandchildren in the travel plans. However, she was a very organized saver leaving behind numerous files of her clipped treasures. She developed hand written paper spreadsheets of ranch income and expenses before people commonly used spreadsheets.

She presented workshops on organizing ranch and personal records before the popularity of computerized record keeping. Kay loved community engagement. Her organizational skills often led to her attaining leadership roles in activities she participated in. She was active in the Sturgis United Methodist Church. She was proud of tracing her family tree to a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Kay was an active advocate for agriculture.

She was a member of South Dakota CattleWomen for over 40 years. She was SDCW president in In , she was president of the American National CattleWomen. Kay Elizabeth Schryvers Snyder, an area ranch wife and homemaker, passed away April 22, Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Len and Doris Schryvers, and her sister, Shirley, who passed away 20 years ago to the day as Kay. Kay battled cognitive dementia for several years eventually succumbing to its ugliness.

She had loving caregivers who affectionately addressed her as "Miss Kay. Hard roads lead to beautiful places. Visitation will be Friday, April 27, from 5: A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, , at Her interest were helping out and donating to numerous foundations and her passion was traveling around the world to experience as many cultures as she could.

Joelane served 21 years with the U. Air Force as a Captain and was honorably discharged. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Katheryn Lindberg. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Funeral Services will be Leland battled many years of pain, caused from a severe stroke in that left him with permanent nerve damage. With the loving care and attention provided by his wife, Dorothy, he was able to spend the majority of those years at home, enjoying time with his family.

Leland is now free of his pain. Leland was born January 1, , in Sidney, MT. He proudly served 3 years in the United States Marine Corp. After the Marines, he married Dorothy, and they moved to North Dakota.

Leland enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bowling, and telling a good joke. He was a very hard worker and an excellent provider for his family. He farmed for quite a few years, but eventually found work in the oilfield, where he stayed until his stroke forced him into early retirement. Leland and Dorothy moved to Sturgis in It was a huge change for them, after 50 years in North Dakota, but turned out to be a blessing.

Leland was able to obtain better healthcare within the region and had loving family members nearby. Leland was a kindhearted man that cared deeply for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Anna; sister, Sharon; step-son, Bob; and grandson, Adam.

A memorial service will be held at He grew up on the family ranch at Howes, SD. He learned at an early age the value of hard work and a good horse. His strong work ethic stayed with him throughout his entire life.

Lyle attended first and second grades in Sturgis while his mom was staying with his older sibling during their high school days. He then attended Plainview School from third through eighth grades. He graduated with honors from Sturgis Brown High School in He continued this job until the summer of On June 14, , Lyle married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Simons.

The couple resided in Rapid City until the summer of when the opportunity arose to move to his maternal grandfather's ranch. He took great pride in working the ranch that was his grandfather's homestead. Lyle was a member of the Howes Grazing Association. He served many terms on the board of directors. Several terms he served as president of the board. If you asked him what his greatest accomplishment was, he would tell you his family.

The couple was blessed with four children; Kendra, Shane, Chet, and Kelsey. He enjoyed watching his children grow into adulthood, spending many hours teaching them the value of a hard day's work, and developing "Bleacher Butt" at their sporting events! Most of the family vacations were going to different sporting events. If he was unable to attend, he would send them off with a smile and words of encouragement. He would watch the videos of their competitions over and over.

As the kids grew up and married, grandkids came into his life. He loved spending time with them. In short order, sporting events again became a regular occurrence. He decided that bleachers hadn't gotten any softer. Lyle fought courageously against pancreatic cancer. He won several major battles but was unable to win the war.

Lyle, 62, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 13, , at his ranch near Union Center. Lyle will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Anyone that knew him, knew he enjoyed having a good time.

His smile matched his size, and his laugh could fill the entire room. God blessed us immensely with Lyle's love. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd; parents, Ernest and Viola; brother-in-law, Gary Cox; nephew, Troy Cox; nephew-in-law, Scott Sandquist; sister-in-law, Karen Delbridge; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

As a little boy with boundless energy and enthusiasm, he excelled at baseball and spent every summer of his youth playing in the Pony League and Little League games.

He participated in Track at North Junior High and won many medals. As a teenager, he enjoyed the car races and worked with the Pit Crew for his cousin, Bob Baumberger at the Black Hills Speedway until he enlisted into the U. He returned to Rapid City and married his high school sweetheart, Teri Allard. They built a home together and enjoyed raising their two sons, Tommy and Nick. Dave and Teri remained close friends and devoted parents even after their divorce and were especially active in the lives of their two little grandsons, Vander and Gage, who gave them so much joy.

Dave loved being a grandpa spending time with them. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and always looked forward to attending the Sturgis Rally.

Dave was a proud and protective big brother to Darla Kaye and Mike and was blessed to spend the last month of his life in the loving care of his devoted mom and sister along with his family in Watertown, SD.

We will fondly reminisce about his antics and celebrate the life of an incredible man. Above all else, we will remember his unique sense of humor. If Dave loved you, he teased you and we loved him in return for always making us laugh. He will be missed by all of us who knew him, including his sweet, Aunt Shirley, whom he shared a special bond with. Graveside services will be He participated in the Cuban Crisis securing planes safely in Greenland.

Before returning to the states, he was Chief of the Command Post at Mildenhall where they tracked all US flights that took off from every command in Europe. Colonel John Morgan Reed passed away on January 28, , at the age of A memorial service will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery at 11 a.

Donald attended White Eagle School and Douglas school system. Donald is survived by his father, Donald L. Simmons; a brother; sisters; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Alta R. Celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 7, , from 2: Bill lived an interesting and varied life. He was born in a small town in rural South Dakota, attended a country school along with his five brothers and two sisters, and later moved to the Yankton area.

When his parents died, he moved to the Mitchell area to live with family members. As soon as possible, he joined the Marine Corp and served two tours of duty. Much of his 2nd tour was in the Middle East doing intelligence work.

His passion was for the intelligence field and he held many positions related to that field. He attended law school, studied criminology, police science and forensic science among others.

Bill enjoyed learning and new hobbies until the end. He was interested in drafting and architecture, fencing, art, and held a black belt in Kung Fu. He also studied for his pilot's license. He was a big fan of anything historical. Bill always enjoyed telling stories of his past experiences. He even wrote family history books and his autobiography. Bill was truly one of a kind. Landon, 78, Rapid City, died Saturday, March 10, , at his residence.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 2: She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, gardening, and camping with her family. She is survived by her husband, J. She is also survived by her brother, Bobby Jones Aggie ; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will also be held in Laramie at St. Darlene Sheely attended grade school and high school in Sturgis, graduating in Then went on to secretarial school at South Dakota vo-tech and graduated from there in Darlene was gifted with a beautiful voice and pursued a musical career playing Country Music in the Tri-State area. She also participated in the summer music shows at Custer, South Dakota.

Darlene and John also formed their own country music band "Nashville Gold. She also worked for Motel 6 as Desk Clerk and Manager. Russell Larson and Darlene were married on February 14, Due to a lot of medical problems, in , Darlene had to quit driving and could no longer work.

She enjoyed quilting these last few years. One of the joys in her life was her traveling companions, Teddy and Heiti, her poodles. Funeral Service will be at Interment will be in Keystone, South Dakota at Mt. Douglas was born in Nashport, Ohio, on November 26, She attended and graduated from Nashport High School where she had the honor of being the class Valedictorian.

Evelyn continued on to the main campus of Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she completed her degree, majoring in Home Economics with a minor in English.

After teaching one year of Home Economics, Evelyn returned to Nashport, where she taught school. Her students remembered her fondly and to her dying day sent her letters. Evelyn was married to Winston Douglas aka Doug while he was in the army. After returning home, they were remarried in the Nashport Methodist Church. Evelyn relocated to Sturgis, SD, after her husband's illness, and lived there 16 years.

She then moved in with her daughter, Vicki Bush, where Vicki and Jim provided her loving care for the remaining years of her life. Evelyn died Saturday, March 10, , at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her five children and their spouses: In addition, her survivors include 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Williams, Rapid City, SD. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Doug in , and her two brothers, Gerald and Gene Minnick, Nashport, Ohio.

Lunch will be served at the church following her committal at Black Hills National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Northern Hills. As a young child, her family moved to Borger, TX, and lived there until moving to the community of Kelton, TX, where she attended grade school and graduated from Kelton High School in After his honorable discharge, they farmed in Gageby, TX.

Leona was a member of the Union Center Baptist Church, serving on different committees over the years. She took great interest and pride in their farmstead; spending many hours working in her yard, growing petunias every summer, and keeping fences and buildings painted to perfection. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mooris, in ; her parents; sisters, Louise Worley, Leola Mooney, and Luvene Larsen; and brothers, Olin, Eugene, and Winifred Mooney; and a baby brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1: Keeler Lineback of Winner, SD. He was raised in Winner and attended school there until when the family moved to Mission, SD. He graduated from Todd County High School in Shortly after that he moved to the Black Hills area.

He met Robin Schiesser in Sturgis, SD, in at the local truck stop where she worked as a waitress. On Labor Day weekend, they had their second date and he asked her to marry him. They were married in Sturgis on October 31, Don began his driving career in Winner, SD, where he drove delivering feed for his grandfather who owned the local feed store.

Don loved to drive. If it was motorized, he wanted to drive it. He also obtained a motorcycle endorsement and rode a motorcycle when he invited Robin on their very first date. Don had a few various jobs in his life after he graduated from high school. He tried to find something that would not take him away from his wife and family, but it seemed that the road always called him back and that calling was stronger than any other.

All along, his dream was to become an owner operator. He hauled livestock for a few years from South Dakota to Texas and beyond. After tiring of the long hours without sleep he decided a career path change was needed and went to work pulling a flatbed. As most young truck drivers did, he longed to own the ultimate rig, which for him was a long nose Peterbilt with a Cat engine. On his quest for that goal, in he upgraded from the cab-over to a Autocar.

In , he traded for a Pete. Then in January of he traded for a brand new Peterbilt with a Cat, 18 speed transmission and rears. He had finally achieved his dream. He pulled flatbed and hauled just about anything that could be hauled on a flatbed in all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. While Don was out soothing his wanderlust, Robin stayed in Sturgis and worked and took care of the children.

From time to time, he would make a trip with one of the kids and occasionally the whole family. Ultimately, the children grew and became stronger by seeing the dedication and work ethic that their father showed them.

The time apart only proved to make the time together more important and the love stronger. After the children were all grown, and after 23 years of being apart a good share of the time, Don and Robin decided that it was time to get to know each other all over again.

In , Robin attained her CDL learners permit so that she could learn to drive the Pete and go on the road with Don. To do that, she would need some drive time to be able to pass the driving test for a valid CDL license.

On the evening of the 9th of February, while in downtown Seattle to unload the escalator that he was hauling, Don suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After a month of physical therapy at home and grueling driving lessons teaching Robin to drive, he was back on the road by April 1st. After that close call, Don and Robin spent the next 17 years on the road together running as a team on the longest adventure two people could imagine. Don hauled his last load in May of Early in June, he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.

He spent the next 9 months fighting for his life. He passed away peacefully at his home in Sturgis on February 24, In life he loved well. Don was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vicki; and one brother, Scott. By the age of four, Ed Hawks knew that he was born to be a cattleman.

He fulfilled his childhood dream until he passed away on Sunday, February 25, , of natural causes on the ranch that he loved.

He attended first through eighth grades at Plainview School and attended and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in He received an honorable discharge in the fall of , and returned to the family ranch. He spent the ensuing years passionately improving his registered Hereford breed.

Ed waited patiently to find the perfect wife for him. While attending his 20 year class reunion, Ed found her in his high school classmate, Gloria LeLaCheur. Gloria changed Ed's life by introducing him to golf, bowling, white water rafting which he still did in blue jeans , parasailing, and lots of other travel and crazy adventures. She showed Ed that there was another world beyond the ranch.

Ed changed Gloria's life by sharing his faith with her and her children. He was an active member in the Church of Christ. Ed carried on his father's fudge making tradition and rewarded his bull buyers with a tin of fudge. Private funeral services will be held for the immediate family only. Published in the Pioneer Press on August 7, He was an amazing family man who loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. His huge heart and love of family will be greatly missed.

Joseph died peacefully August 3rd surrounded by family at his Maple-wood home after surviving pancreatic cancer for 19 months. Musician first and foremost: Electrical design engineer by day. Camping, canoeing and traveling companion to Connie, family and friends. Fun-loving husband, son, brother, uncle. Born August 24, , the eldest of six musically-inclined children, his music studies began at age six with the arrival of a piano at the Richfield home.

The family move to Lindstrom brought new music opportunities and Joe graduated valedictorian in from Chisago Lakes H. S, and later from St. John's University with a B. Joe performed in bands, choirs and quartets his whole life, and released several albums of original songs and arrangements.

A regular musician and parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis he contributed new music for worship. As a piano teacher he shared his love of music with a new generation. Celebration of Life Tuesday August 21st at Joan of Arc Church 3rd Ave. Visitation one hour prior to service. Special thanks to St. Croix Hospice for quality comfort care in Joe's final weeks.

Memorials preferred to the family, to be forwarded to Joe's favorite social justice and environmental organizations. Goodmanson, Max Lee, Jr. August 11, - August 3, Age 64 of Lauderdale. Surrounded by his family, "Uncle Max", as most knew him, was taken by his Lord on August 3rd, Max was born on August 11, in Minneapolis, MN. He is survived by his 3 brothers, Merl Cami , Daryle Connie , Tom; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He will be missed greatly. Preceded in death by parents, Dean and Helen Presley. Survived by husband, Randy; sister, Sharon Ken Detlie; brother, Dick Diane Presley; many grandchildren; nieces; nephews; family; and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Visitation at the church beginning at 9: Published in the Pioneer Press from Aug 3 to Aug 6, Booth, Michael Joseph February 5, - July 30, Age 58 of Maple Grove, passed away after a short and aggressive battle with cancer.

He passed away peacefully with his wife at his side. He spent his working career in the medical field, mostly the insurance aspect. He and his wife Lisa founded Good Karma in The impact he has had on countless lives, both human and animal, can never be measured. Vern was a retired retail manager. Published in the Star Tribune on August 5, Survived by his loving wife Maryellen just 2 months short of 39 years of marriage.

Life long friend Thomas Filla. Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, August 14 3: Published in the Star Tribune on August 9, Olaf College and Mankato State, earning her teaching certificate. Esther was known for her baking and cooking skills, her creativity, and her wit. She was known as the "Love Lady" by many, and until the day she died, never let a day go by without telling someone she loved them.

Paul, MN on Sunday, September 9, at 3: John passed away peacefully on July 28, at Methodist Hospital. Please join us and share any memories that you have of the time that you spent with him. Dummer, Thomas Mathew August 12, - July 26, Age 85 of Edina, formerly of Bloomington, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July Born and raised in Fairfax, Minnesota, Thomas went on to become an Air Force pilot during the Korean War and then worked as a commercial airline captain for Northwest for 33 years.

He was a lifelong hunter, skilled carpenter, avid fisherman and passionate cribbage player. Visitation 1 hour prior. Published in the Star Tribune on August 1, Mark died July 26, after a battle with cancer. He was a caring and devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, and musician who will be missed dearly by those who loved him. Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Mary Martin.

Donations to Walker West Music Academy in his honor in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. At his request no visitation or funeral will be planned. Please check his facebook page for plans to include a celebration of his life at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 29, She was a caring teacher for over 30 years in the Robinsdale and the Stillwater Public School District.

She was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed. Memorials to Mary Ann's favorite charities: Jill lost her 7 year battle with cancer on July 26, Preceded in death by parents, Rickard and Jean Olson. Memorial service at a later date. Published in the Star Tribune on July 29, Zangs, John Mathias, Jr. The first child of John Sr. John graduated from Washington H.

Thomas in and a J. John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post He was an attorney and supervisor for the Minnesota Dept. A devoted husband, caring father and brother and a loyal friend to many. A memorial mass will be held at the Church of St. Joseph, Seminole Ave, West St. Paul, MN at Published in the Pioneer Press on August 5, Carolyn was a noted garden author, and wife of the late Dr.

Survived by five children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 24, Bob was happiest boating and spending time with his children. Celebration of life gathering for friends and family will be held on Sunday, August 5th from Published in the Pioneer Press on August 1, Loving father of Ryan Gruber.

Frank will be fondly remembered by his many family members, and numerous friends. Kim was a talented and perceptive academic.

Kim graduated from Marshall University H. As a literary scholar Kim's published work appeared in a number of academic journals, and he also collaborated widely as an editor and translator.

Tom Conley, friend and colleague, remembers Kim's work for Enclitic this way: As a prose stylist and thinker, he was the boldest of adventurers as well as a gifted designer and artist. He was a superb photographer, a classical guitarist, and excelled in sports in his youth. Kim is survived by his family: We will all miss his kind and gentle company. Celebration of Life Service to be announced September Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd; brothers, James and Roy; and son, Greg.

Minneapolis, MN, Thursday, August 9, Meet and Greet 2: Mary died July 22 after a short illness while on vacation in MN. Preceded in death by beloved sons Lewis and Patrick and daughter-in-law Rikke. Funeral service to be announced at a later date. Survived by daughters, Robin Beseth and Colleen Mike Horvath; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grand children. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 22, Patsy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack; her son, John; and three sisters.

Patsy is survived by her children, David, Rick, Randy, Kim, and Tamara; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, and sister. Patsy, who was known to all as "Granny," enjoyed shopping, traveling with her daughters, and spending time with her grandchildren. Patsy's sense of humor, captivating smile, and contagious laugh will be missed by her family and those who cared for her at the end of her life.

Patsy's family will hold a private burial at Ft. Survived by his loving family: Lauren, Nick, Emily, and Gabe; sisters: Dean was an amazing dad, loving Grandpa and will be deeply missed.

Published in the Star Tribune on July 25, Venable, James Michael Jr. November 9, - July 12, Age 55 of Saint Paul. He lived at St. Anthony Residence prior to his death at Regions Hospital in St. Survived by father James Michael Venable, Sr. Services and interment will be private or at a later date. His second family was the people he worked with and he was a best friend to so many. He was generous to a fault. If he was wearing a shirt and you needed one, he would give it to you in a moment.

We watched him as he went through all his various phases from Goth to Hippie, but he was passionate about them all. His infectious laugh will heal us as we grieve.

Dana was never afraid to try new things. He earned the nickname "Worldly Dane" at a young age and lived up to it with his travels. He hunted arrowheads in Texas; went scuba diving in St.

Croix, USVI; and skydiving. We lost him so many times in the mountains of Hawaii, we coined the phrase "Where's Dana? Dana's resourcefulness kept him alive for his short 32 years.

His vibrance will be missed because our "Freak Show Family" will never be the same without him. Again, but not for the last time, we ask "Where's Dana? A Celebration of Dana's Life is being planned and details will be announced soon. Published in the Star Tribune on July 22, November 15, - July 17, Age 94 of Arden Hills. Preceded in death by daughter Lynda Breen and son Don Jenkins.

He worked at NSP until his retirement at age He lived a full and happy life enjoying many hobbies including golfing, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerome. He was a lover of roses and his family and friends. Service will be held Aug. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to family. Private services will be held. Published in the Star Tribune on July 19, Survived by mother, Deloris Miller; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; and many nieces, nephews, and long time friend Michael Hockert.

She will be missed by her family, many friends, and her 2 cats. A celebration of KC's life will be held on Sun. Mary-Jo was full of life, and a stubborn fighter. She was beautiful, classy, social and artistic. Preceded in death by parents, Luther and Carol York. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, family, and friends. Visitation will be held at the church, an hour before the service. Guests are also encouraged to stay and visit with the family after the service.

She attended the University of MN Duluth and became a teacher. Marilyn taught school in California for a time before she came back to MN and met Dick.

After they were married, they bought a house in Burnsville MN, where they raised their family. Marilyn worked for the Burnsville school system for many years, and volunteered for many years at Fairview Ridges Hospital and Ebenezer Ridges Senior Living, in Burnsville. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Patricia. October 3, - July 14, Age 54 of Hudson, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by parents, John and Helen Lehto Pellika. Born June 27, , Chisholm, MN. Rick was a business executive, tournament fishing director, and small business owner.

Rick was a generous, caring person with a sense of humor that included many tales from the Range. Published in the Star Tribune on July 18, The man, the myth, the legend. A 45 year friend of Bill W. Whether through his famous storytelling, or his great zest for life, Dan always embodied compassion, tender heartedness, and a giving soul that touched all those he met. Dan passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, July 14 in St.

Proclaimed "best grandpa in the world" by his eight grandchildren: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a fund for family of Dan Powell. Survived by sister, Holly Schmidt; sister-in-law, Janice Dubin Jack Padek ; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Hawley Court, Milwaukee, WI. Published in the Star Tribune on July 24, Strese, David William, Sr. December 10, - July 13, Age 61 of Apple Valley. Published online on July 14, courtesy of Tributes. Linn, Edward James January 19, - July 12, Age 76 of Excelsior, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a wonderful friend to many. Ed was an alumni of St. Thomas Academy and the University of St. Ed was an avid and talented outdoors man who shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. He had a passion for teaching and mentoring others and always encouraged them "to do your best!

A gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate Ed's Irish Goodbye. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 15, He was employed by Washington County as Library Director from A memorial event will be announced at a later date. Robert grew up in the St Francis area and joined the Navy in He served two tours of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later selected for the Seaman to Admiral program when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Visitation is at 10 AM with the service starting at Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, Preceded in death by father Dudley Arp and step-father Thomas Mullins. Peacefully went to be with her Lord Jesus surrounded by family on July 10, She is preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father, and four siblings.

She is survived by her children, Shawn, Matthew Sonya , Tara Alex , Tanya, Anthony, and Chloe Derrick ; three brothers; one sister; 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Hall Ave. Paul on Friday July 20 at Preceded in death by husband Rocco and parents Clarence and Eleanor Mertens. A private family ceremony will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Preceded in death by mother, Judy and brother, Jerry. Devoted husband of 20 years; loving father and grandpa; brilliant mind; inventor; lover of nature; fixer of anything and generous to a fault.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated in as valedictorian from Lane High School. He enlisted in the U. Army , serving as drum major and clarinetist with the 71st Army Band in Panama. In he graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College in Sioux Falls; while there, he was student body president and student band conductor.

Leland married his childhood sweetheart, Ardis Scheel, June 10, in Lane. In , after three years as band director at Waverly, Iowa public schools, he became professor of music and director of bands at Augustana. He obtained a Ph. Twice he was chairman of the music department. He retired in In his 35 years at Augustana he touched the lives of thousands of students. He developed a robust band program, including the nationally-touring Augustana Concert Band, which now rehearses in the Lillehaug Instrumental Rehearsal Room.

He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in As director of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band for 23 years, he conducted more than concerts. Leland performed professionally on bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone with symphony orchestras, concert bands, dance bands, and traveling shows. Leland and Ardis lived in their Sioux Falls home for 50 years before moving to Edina in to be near their children.

During retirement, Leland stayed busy guest conducting, traveling, fishing, hunting, golfing, playing pool, and watching the Twins. Leland was preceded in death by his parents, sister Adelia Davis, and brother Selmer Lillehaug.

Special thanks to the staff at Jones-Harrison Residence in Minneapolis for their compassionate care. A celebration of Leland's life will be held at 10 a. Published in the Argus Leader on July 11, McCarty, Peter Kevin, Sr. Passed away, July 8, at the age of 65, at home, surrounded by his loving family and his beloved dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret McCarty. A graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights at Published in the Pioneer Press on July 11, Passed away peacefully at home on July 8th with loved ones by his side.

Published in the Pioneer Press on July 16, A proud Democrat who ran the National Convention and hometown boy who worked to keep the Twins in Minnesota, died on July 8th in Edina. Born in Minneapolis to Daniel B. Shea and Dorothy Lonergan, he is survived by his children, Andrew T. He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick; his wife, Marilyn and Seamus, his enormous poodle. His drive and wanderlust led to a remarkable life.

Although his childhood was tumultuous, he attended Cretin High School, St. Thomas College then received his law degree from George Washington University. During law school, he prepared legislative briefs at the Library of Congress. He followed in his father's footsteps by fundraising for churches, a skill he later used to help sustain Regina High School which his daughter attended. He focused on corporate law, municipal utilities and defending unions and their pensions.

In , as general counsel for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, he led the team that successfully enforced the Twins' contract to ensure the future of Major League baseball in Minnesota.

Andy was actively involved in national political affairs throughout his life: He loved travel and adventure. As a young man, he worked and climbed in Glacier National Park. Upon retirement, he moved to California and fulfilled a dream of living on the ocean at the Sea Ranch, where he hiked among the redwoods and along the rocky coast with his wife and poodle.

Father and Shea family patriarch, Andy was generous, loving, funny and protective. His roles included defender of errant family members, girls basketball coach, ice-skating and tennis instructor, pinewood derby engineer, doll house and puppet theatre builder, subzero grill master, and ill-gotten winner of board games. He gave freely of his time, legal expertise and financial resources. Shortly after his return to MN, Andy was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

While his final years were heartbreaking, we are delighted that he remained unaware of With his death, we know that the road is rising up to meet him, the wind is at his back and the sun is shining warmly on his face always. As a memorial to his life and work, please make a donation to the ACLU. Survived by children Shawn, Simone and Sonia. Preceded by daughter Suliko and husband John Robinson.

Born in Hitler's Germany, Lilly spent life opposing war, racism and social injustice, and championing immigrants and refugees. She was a special ed. An artist and world traveler, she surrounded herself with folk art and was learning new things until the end. Preceded in death by infant daughter Amy and his parents Ted and Libby Pulkrabek.

Private family interment at Koniska cemetary. E, Glencoe, MN She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Reidell, Jr. Visitation will be from 1: Burial of her ashes will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Darrell was a most amazing man. He was a devoted, loving husband to his wife, Anna, for over 50 years. He was a consistently loving and caring father to his son, Sean. He cherished his daughter-in-law, Liv, and his two grandchildren, Sophia and Evan. He was loyal and true to his four brothers and one sister. He was a dedicated and loving son to his now-deceased parents.

He loved his nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and his dozens of cousins. He was a powerful co-worker and leader in the insurance world where he was committed to lifting people up to their greatest potential and aiming for goals successfully. On July 7, we lost our loving, kind, loyal and wickedly funny husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to Alzheimer's disease.

Darrell fought his illness with dignity and courage, never sinking into self-pity. He was not demoralized by the daily losses of memory, the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

He gracefully met each challenge, trusting his wife and son to provide him with the care that kept him home to the very end. And all of us who survive him are so grateful to Anna and Sean. He graduated from Loyola High School and University of Montana in Missoula and then moved to the Twin Cities with his new wife, Anna, where he worked in the insurance industry for his entire working career. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Scott Christian. Besides being survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Darrell is survived by his four brothers and their spouses: And we will all miss his wicked sense of humor, his extraordinary practical jokes and his most exquisite way of letting you know that he loved you just the way you are.

Funeral services will be private for family only. A post service gathering will be held 4: He was preceded in death by his parents, Erling and Helen Grotberg, and his eldest brother Walter. He will be interred at Fort Snelling at a future date. Published in the Star Tribune on July 8, She was born August 19, in St. She grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Monroe High School.

She married Russell John Pisek August 30, Preceded in death by husband Russell J. Survived by children Todd Pisek of St. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 12, Richard was the beloved husband of Beverly Jean Carlson. He has six grandsons and two great grandsons. He had a passion for spending his summers in Wisconsin. Friends and family are welcome to attend the celebration of life on Thursday, July 12 from 4: Preceded in death by father, Jerry.

Survived by wife, Nichol; daughter, Kylie; mother, Laurie; brother, Shane Kristine ; sister-in-law, Tiffany; nephews, Tim, Brock, Kayden; father and mother-in-law, David and Cheri Schmeichel, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Shawn was a loving father who adored his little girl, Kylie Rose.

Shawn was taken from his family and friends far too soon and will be dearly missed.. Published in the Star Tribune on July 6, In , she met the love of her life, Bob Carlson, and they married in They welcomed daughter Audrey in and son Chet in Deb discovered her voice and ear for music at an early age, teaching herself to sing harmony as a toddler.

She continued to develop her gift and learned to play many musical instruments. She spent her life sharing her beautiful voice and talents through performance and teaching roles at schools, at churches, and through Kindermusik. She truly loved performing, whether as a soloist or as a member of an ensemble including The Bethel Connection and the Anoka Opera Company.

Deb also enjoyed celebrating the joy of experiencing music with friends during frequent spur of the moment jam sessions. With a passion for and a love of life, she touched those around her with her grace, warmth and beautiful spirit.

Parking is available at Highland High School and attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Deb's Gofundme site: Published in the Pioneer Press on July 8, Paul Resident and Music Educator Vera passed away peacefully on June 30, with family by her side.

Vera's parents died when she was a young girl and she was subsequently raised by her Aunt Winnifred in Kansas City. She graduated with honors at the age of 16 and received a full scholarship to Kansas University, where she majored in music education and piano. After college, Vera taught middle-school music and met Tom.

His job at 3M brought them to Minnesota, where they raised three sons. Later in life Vera enjoyed her family, her dogs, yoga and dance, spiritual healing, several trips to Europe, reading mysteries, playing chamber music with friends, and being involved in community music. Visitation at 5 pm and service at 6 pm.

Memorials to Animal Humane Society preferred. He adored his three grandchildren, June, Charlie and Grace. The family will be making a memorial donation at a later date. Published in the Pioneer Press on July 6, Susan was a compassionate, kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She will be eternally missed by her loving family.

Mother, Lola Astleford, and adoring nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Dale Astleford. Private family service to be held on one of Susan's favorite holiday's - 4th of July. Published in the Star Tribune on July 1, Memorial service will be held Tuesday July 10 at Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. She is survived by extended family, many loving friends and wonderful caregivers.

Preceded in death by parents, Gary and Laura; and brother, Michael. Janice worked as an advocate at the Hennepin County Attorney's office for over 20 years. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Kathy is survived by loving husband of 48 years Ron, children: A special thanks to Healtheast Hospice care team.

Published in the Pioneer Press on July 1, Paul Passed away June 25, after a battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Morris and Janet Thorson.

N, Shoreview, with visitation from 1pm-3pm. Published in the Pioneer Press from July 1 to July 8, Preceded in death by parents, Rolf and Mildred.

Ronald proudly served in the Navy from through July 5 at 11AM. Celebration of Life will be held later that day at 7PM with visitation at 6: Predeceased by her sister Barbara and loving husband, Karl. She is deeply loved and will be profoundly missed. Memorial service July 7, 2 pm. Repast July 7, 3: Left us in the arms of our loving Savior. We invite you to wear her favorite color, pink. A service of celebration will be Saturday, June 30, at St.

Joseph's Catholic Church 10th Ave. Visitation at 10 am. Mass at 11 am. Burial will be on Monday, July 2, at Fort Snelling at 1: Published in the Pioneer Press on June 28, Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Helen Holmes; and husband, Eugene.

Memorial service will be held Sat. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 27, Preceded in death by her father Wally, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Special thank you to Woodwinds Hospital and Pillars Hospice. Memorial service Saturday July 7th at Louis Park, formerly of Jamestown, reunited with his beloved mother, Ruth M. Crisafulli, on June 21, , in Saint Louis Park. Daniel was born Feb. He grew up in the house that he helped his parents build during his childhood. He loved coming back to his childhood home to visit. Daniel also picked up his father's building skills.

A project he was always proud to have worked on, with his father and brother, was the Dipson 8 Theaters in Lakewood. Growing up, Daniel was in Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby and marching band, where he played the saxophone. He performed in several plays and musicals, where he sang and danced. He played football, track and field, cross-country running, skiing and golf. He was a fantastic cook, loved to travel and had countless talents. Dan loved to swim in his family's pool and every summer on Chautauqua Lake at Ferraro's dock.

His favorite subject was French. He traveled to Quebec and his favorite teacher was Madame Hepper. Daniel's family was most important to him and each of his friends he considered family. He loved all of his classmates.

He could have a great time anywhere he went. He always gave so much. Daniel could light up a room and create a smile from anyone who ever heard his joyful, bellowing laugh. These memories were priceless to him. Dan fulfilled one of his dreams when he opened his own clothing store.

Dan owned and operated Khaki Raks in Jamestown. Daniel is survived by his father, Nicholas A. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth M.

Crisafulli in ; nephew, Nolan A. Crisafulli in ; paternal grandparents, Angelo and Celestina Crisafulli; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Mildred Harsen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.

The family invites all who knew and loved him to attend. Daniel's family is planning to fulfill the one and only wish he asked for before he died with an upcoming celebration of life to be announced. Preceded in death by father, Lynn Belisle.

Visitation to begin two hours prior to service with luncheon at church following burial. We offer our sincere gratitude to the amazing staff at Our Lady of Peace inpatient hospice center in St.

Paul, MN where George passed. She was raised in Casselton and Jamestown. After retiring, Jessie enjoyed her two cats Troubles and Lady Liberty, she adopted after the mother cat dropped them off at her house. She also spent time with her children and grandchildren. Jessie enjoyed gardening and taking care of flowers. She loved birds and would have many hummingbirds come to her garden.

Jessie was also an avid pinochle player and spent many late nights playing with friends and family. Jessie dedicated her life to caring for others. She cared for the elderly in her Jamestown and Bismarck homes and also worked at St. In , Jessie and her family moved to Agate where the family took over the Larsen family farm. Jessie is proceeded in death by her parents, Clair and Rosie Stockford, and her brother Kenneth.

Publiahed online by Tributes. Jerry was a sign painter for many years at Huber Sign Co. He then was the owner of Winsted Corp. He was a member of the St.

Paul Clown Club, pleasing children wherever he went. He will be remembered by family and friends as a kind and generous man. Celebration of his life will be on Wednesday, July 18 at 4: Published in the Pioneer Press from July 10 to July 13, McHale, Raymond William, Jr.

February 25, - June 18, Age 75 of Savage. Survived by son, two stepsons, soulmate, four grandchildren and seven siblings. Published in the Star Tribune on June 24, Survived by many loving family and friends. Tom is the proud father of two beautiful girls whom he loved more than words can say. Tom was preceded in death by his father Emmet. Services will be held at St. John's Catholic Church of Little Canada. Thursday June 21 at 11 AM.

Visitation from 10 AM, luncheon after Mass. Published in the Star Tribune on June 20, Survived by loving wife, Amy nee Heinrich ; parents, Floyd and Katie; brother, Timothy; best friend from childhood, John McDonald; and many friends and family who loved him.

Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Vincent de Paul Church, 93rd Ave N. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 17, February 12, - June 14, Age 65 of Minneapolis. Preceded in death by his wife, Sandra; father, Leslie; mother, Olive; and brothers, Donald and Byron.

Loren's passions in life were his family and fishing! He belonged to the Northstar Chapter of the In-Fisherman and would go out with family and friends fishing as often as he could.

He had his own drywall business for years and his wife Sandra worked with him before they retired. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday morning beginning at 10 a. Sharon enjoyed skiing, dancing, and softball in her youth.

After retirement, Sharon enjoyed spending quality time with her children and granddaughters. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Hinnenkamp. Published online on June 13, courtesy of Tributes. Services are being held on Wednesday, June 20, at Memorials may be directed to the family to help with expenses. For questions call Melissa Mckay Schulte at Published in the Pioneer Press from June 17 to June 24, Preceded in death by her husband Alan. A mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a U.

A creative, active, generous, vibrant woman until Hashimotos Encephalopathy stole her from us 7 years ago. Please remember her as she was, before she got sick. Memorial service scheduled for June 28, at St. Francis of Assisi church in Lakeland, MN, beginning at 9: Lunch will be provided. He was born in Kenosha, Wis. He was preceded in death by son, Shawn, grandaughter, Ellie Belle, and both of his parents. There will be a celebration of his life with a memorial service on Friday, June 29, starting at 5: Published online at KenoshaNews.

After raising a family she worked at Securian Financial for 23 years, retiring in A beloved mom, grammie, wife, and friend to all, she lived to serve her family and friends and loved them well.

Published in the Star Tribune on June 17, She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Richard and Marilyn Ward, and her brother Donald Ward. She graduated from Osseo High School and attended St. On September 28, she was united in marriage to Richard St. Visitation one hour prior to the memorial service. Preceded in death by husband Robert, Sr. Survived by son Robert, Jr. Carol ; daughter Linette Justin Arnstad; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Published in the Star Tribune on June 15, Retired to Marcell, MN in Charlotte was always active in her church and VFW. Preceded in death by husband Col. Survived by 5 sons, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private service will be held June 18th graveside Ft. Memorials can be sent to Suomi Lutheran Church, Co. Lifelong Resident of St. He was at home with family when he lost his final battle with COPD. His love of sports was passed on to his sons, grandsons, and granddaughter.

His family was important to him and he believed in putting family first. He spent 36 plus years at Canteen Corporation as a vending machine repair specialist. He was a strong union advocate, a union steward, and a proud member of the local Teamsters Union. He was preceded in death by his mother Theresa Heffernan and father Thomas Heffernan. As Art wanted, a private family burial service will be held later this summer. Published in the Pioneer Press on June 24, Walker grew up in Mpls, and met her husband Rev.

They married in She was a beloved woman of prayer, good counsel, intellect and wit. She ministered often with piano and song. She was preceded in death by her father Rev.

Memorial service will be held at Published in the Star Tribune on June 11, Published in the Star Tribune on June 10, Goldberg, Ann Marie nee Reemts February 12, - June 7, Age 75 of Eden Prairie, while surrounded by family and in the arms of her daughter, joined our Heavenly Father June 7, after a courageous battle against Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Ann was the rock of the family, the peace keeper, and a tireless servant of our Lord. Ann served others in need through Guild Incorporated for 22 years, Net Menders Ministry for 14 years, and was always involved in her church.