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  • Lydia Story Obituary Photo
    Lydia Story, 92 Colome, South Dakota

    November 24, 1925 - May 7, 2018

    Lydia Kay (Kahler) Story was born on November 24, 1925, to Paul and Katherina (Schamber) Kahler in Colome, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church west of Colome. Lydia went to country school...


  • Leola Ulmer Obituary Photo
    Leola Ulmer, 74 Gregory, South Dakota

    February 9, 1944 - April 17, 2018

    Leola Mae Ulmer was born February 9, 1944 to Jerry and Esther (Slykhuis) Vavruska in Gregory, SD. She grew up on different farms south of Gregory with her siblings Lois (Ron) Sinclair, Larry (Carol) Vavruska, and...


  • Gary Smith Obituary Photo
    Gary Smith, 61 Gregory, South Dakota

    January 25, 1957 - April 16, 2018

    Gary Wayne Smith was born January 25, 1957 in Gregory, SD, the son of Charles and Blanche (Baney) Smith. Gary is the brother to Melvin, Lorin, David, Beth, Carol, Ralph, Debbie, Mark and Paul Smith. Gary graduated from...


  • Janie Malm Obituary Photo
    Janie Malm, 68 Gregory, South Dakota

    September 11, 1949 - April 5, 2018

    God's Carrots. A brave three-year-old girl was surrounded by a herd of half wild horses in the neighbors pasture. Her terrified mother screamed for her father to rescue her. Rafe told Jane not to worry because she...


  • Linda Beck Obituary Photo
    Linda Beck, 74 Mills, Nebraska

    October 28, 1943 - April 2, 2018

    Linda Lou (Rowan) Beck was born October 28, 1943, in Gregory, SD, to Glendon and Keithia (Hosack) Rowan. Linda grew up in rural Mills for all but one year in Osceola, NE. She attended Knapp School half a mile from her...


  • Donna Hutchison Jones Obituary Photo
    Donna Hutchison Jones, 85 Rocklin, California

    August 21, 1932 - March 12, 2018

    Donna Joy Jones (Hutchison) - Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother entered into eternal rest in Rocklin, California on March 12, 2018. Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard, and Arlene...


  • June Ring Obituary Photo
    June Ring, 80 Norris, South Dakota

    November 3, 1937 - March 4, 2018

    June Bertha Martha Ring June Bertha Martha Duchow was born on November 3, 1937 in Havillah, WA, the third of seven children born to Rev. Marcus T. Duchow and Dorothea (Klotsch) Duchow. She was baptized into the...


  • Esther Shattuck Obituary Photo
    Esther Shattuck, 95 Gregory, South Dakota

    July 5, 1922 - March 2, 2018

    Esther Christina (Stellwag) Shattuck was born July 5, 1922, to Hans and Clara (Faatz) Stellwag, the second of ten children. She was born and raised on the Stellwag homestead south of Gregory, SD. Esther attended school...


  • Joyce Steffen Obituary Photo
    Joyce Steffen, 87 Winner, South Dakota

    May 26, 1930 - February 12, 2018

    Joyce Marie Holden Steffen, 87, passed away at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center on February 12, 2018. Born on May 26, 1930, Joyce Marie Holden Steffen, was the first of five daughters born to Martin and Olive ...


  • Karen Knudsen Obituary Photo
    Karen Knudsen, 75 Gregory, South Dakota

    February 11, 1943 - February 11, 2018

    God's Special Person In Karen's early years it became apparent that she was a child with special "gifts". God saved her from a bout of spinal meningitis when she was only 7 years old and provided her with a plan...


  • Kenneth Fiebelkorn Obituary Photo
    Kenneth Fiebelkorn, 70 Gregory, South Dakota

    May 17, 1947 - February 11, 2018

    Kenneth Fiebelkorn was born May 17, 1947 in Gregory, SD. He was the fifth child of Walter and Evelyn (Hansen) Fiebelkorn. He was an avid sports fan and member of the basketball, baseball, and football teams. Kenny...


  • Timothy Crouch Obituary Photo
    Timothy Crouch, 54 Woonsocket, South Dakota

    July 27, 1963 - February 3, 2018

    Tim was born on July 27, 1963, in Aberdeen. He moved to Burke with his mother at a young age, and then started school in Mitchell until his mother finished nursing school. They then moved to Gregory, where Tim continued...


  • Loren Reetz Obituary Photo
    Loren Reetz, 80 Gregory, South Dakota

    April 28, 1937 - January 24, 2018

    Loren Walter Reetz was born on April 28, 1937, in Burke, South Dakota; he was the youngest child of Walter and Eva (Rockholm) Reetz. He grew up on his family's farm north of Gregory and graduated from Gregory High...


  • Edward Wonnenberg Obituary Photo
    Edward Wonnenberg, 46 Gregory, South Dakota

    August 17, 1971 - January 23, 2018

    Edward De Wonnenberg was born August 17, 1971 in Vinh Long, Vietnam, the second-oldest of four children of David and Quyen Wonnenberg. Ed was a creative, charismatic, happy person who found enjoyment at an early age...


  • Larry Grim Obituary Photo
    Larry Grim, 66 Gregory, South Dakota

    January 13, 1952 - January 23, 2018

    Larry Grim was born January 13, 1952 in Gregory, SD. His parents were Leonard Raymond and Irene (Stahlecker) Grim. He grew up on the family farm that he loved six miles south of Gregory. Larry was the oldest child...


  • Lambert Stanek Obituary Photo
    Lambert Stanek, 90 Gregory, South Dakota

    September 14, 1927 - January 21, 2018

    Lambert Ladimir Stanek was born on September 14, 1927, in Parshall, ND, to Frank and Flora (Drha) Stanek, the sixth child in a family of seven children. He attended school there until the family moved to South Dakota....


  • Henry Schnabel Obituary Photo
    Henry Schnabel, 95 Gregory, South Dakota

    August 15, 1922 - January 20, 2018

    Henry (Hienie) Carl Schnabel was born August 15, 1922 in southern Tripp County on the farm home of his parents, Arthur and Anna (Hanke) Schnabel. He was the youngest of six children. He was baptized and confirmed...


  • Eileen Ronfeldt Obituary Photo
    Eileen Ronfeldt, 94 Gregory, South Dakota

    January 23, 1923 - January 19, 2018

    Leola "Eileen" (Stevicks) Ronfeldt died peacefully at Lake Andes Care Center on Friday January 19th, 2018 in Lake Andes, SD at the age of 94. She was surrounded by family who adored her. Eileen is survived by her...


  • Esther Suedbeck Obituary Photo
    Esther Suedbeck, 97 Gregory, South Dakota

    December 23, 1920 - January 9, 2018

    Esther Rose Suedbeck was born on December 23, 1920, to Fred and Cecelia (Lappe) Suedbeck at Fairfax, SD. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Baker, NE through second grade. Esther finished her elementary years...


  • Sue Brozik Obituary Photo
    Sue Brozik, 60 Gregory, South Dakota

    March 15, 1957 - January 3, 2018

    Susan Marie (Woods) Brozik was born on March 15, 1957, the second of five children to Ray and Peggy (Risewick) Woods. She spent her childhood growing up in Colome, South Dakota. She attended Colome school and...


  • Elsie Esterling Obituary Photo
    Elsie Esterling, 88 Gregory, South Dakota

    February 17, 1929 - December 24, 2017

    Elsie Esterling left us for her heavenly home on December 24, 2017. Her last days were spent at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Viborg, SD. Elsie was born on February 17, 1927 to Emmanuel and Emma (Klima-Reich) Dormaier...


  • Darlene Vlasak Obituary Photo
    Darlene Vlasak, 71 Aberdeen, South Dakota

    August 6, 1946 - November 28, 2017

    Darlene Faye Vlasak was born on August 6, 1946 in Gregory, SD to Jerry Vlasak and Agnes (Svoboda) Vlasak. She grew up on the family farm north of Dallas, SD. She went to school at Eden Township Country School and...


  • Wayne Lopour Obituary Photo
    Wayne Lopour, 74 Burke, South Dakota

    June 1, 1943 - November 24, 2017

    Wayne Lee Lopour was born June 1, 1943 to Ladus and Anna (Vladyka) Lopour. He grew up on the farm that his grandparents Jan and Anna Lopour bought in 1912. He attended country school at Jones West Central and went...


  • Arlene Kostal Fuhrman Obituary Photo
    Arlene Kostal Fuhrman, 96 Gregory, South Dakota

    April 11, 1921 - November 18, 2017

    Arlene Fern Meiners was born April 11, 1921 to Henry and Emilia (Marohn) Meiners at Lamar, NE. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church at Amherst, CO in 1921. The family moved to the Millboro/Clearfield area in SD and...


  • Harold Dobesh Obituary Photo
    Harold Dobesh, 92 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    November 20, 1924 - November 3, 2017

    Harold Dean Dobesh was born November 20, 1924 to Charles and Tillie (Bahm) Dobesh in Gregory County, South Dakota. Harold's family moved to Bennett County in 1926 and he later graduated from Martin High School in 1943. ...