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  • 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. ...


  • Opal Carley Obituary Photo
    Opal Carley, 85 Gregory, South Dakota

    November 24, 1931 - October 23, 2017

    Opal Mary Carley passed away peacefully at the Butte Nebraska Healthcare Center on October 23, 2017. Opal was 85 years old at the time that God called her to His eternal home. Opal (Higgins) Carley was born in...


  • Rick Duimstra Obituary Photo
    Rick Duimstra, 62 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 21, 1955 - October 21, 2017

    Rick John Duimstra passed away on October 21, 2017, at the age of 62. Rick was born June 21, 1955 to John and LaVonne (Allen) Duimstra. He attended Farmer and Canova Elementary Schools. Rick graduated from Canova...


  • Michael Boyer Obituary Photo
    Michael Boyer, 58 Colome, South Dakota

    March 14, 1959 - October 21, 2017

    Michael Boyer was born March 17, 1959 to Donald and Louise Anna (Weaver) Boyer in Altoona, PA. In 1980 he joined the 200th Engineer Guard Unit and left for basic training with brothers Tom and Rick. Mike was...


  • Mildred Mace Obituary Photo
    Mildred Mace, 97 Blaine, Washington

    July 19, 1920 - October 19, 2017

    Mildred (Stone) Mace was born in Carter, South Dakota on July 19, 1920 to Amelia and Benjamin Stone. Her father passed away when Mildred was quite young. She lived with her mother and brother in their grandparent's...


  • Alexa Nicole McKenzie Obituary Photo
    Alexa Nicole McKenzie, 16 Colome, South Dakota

    July 20, 2001 - October 19, 2017

    Alexa Nicole McKenzie was born on July 20, 2001 in Gregory, SD, to Myron and Nancy (Giedd) McKenzie. She was baptized and confirmed into her Catholic faith at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Colome, SD. Alexa...


  • Jim Richey Obituary Photo
    Jim Richey, 67 Wewela, South Dakota

    July 4, 1950 - October 17, 2017

    Charles James "Jim" Richey of Wewela, SD, passed away peacefully at Avera Gregory Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after a brief battle with melanoma. Jim was born in Gregory, SD on July 4, 1950 to Charles D....


  • Rudolph Rudy Becker Obituary Photo
    Rudolph Rudy Becker, 95 Marion, South Dakota

    October 14, 1922 - October 14, 2017

    Rudolph Clement Becker was born on October 14, 1922 on the family farm south of Herrick, SD, the third of four children of Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker. He attended school at the Goodman country school, Naper...


  • Robert Bob Sperl Obituary Photo
    Robert Bob Sperl, 84 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 6, 1933 - October 12, 2017

    Robert Edward Sperl, Sr. Bob was born on June 6, 1933 to Ed and Ethel (Krizan) Sperl on the family farm northeast of Gregory. His early years of school were at Woidneck Country School and later attended Gregory...


  • Pearle Janas Obituary Photo
    Pearle Janas, 91 Fairfax, South Dakota

    December 27, 1925 - October 11, 2017

    Pearle Mae (Dunkak) Janas was born on December 27, 1925 in Dallas, South Dakota to Henry H. and Louise (Zimbelman) Dunkak. Pearle attended school and graduated from Colome High School in 1945. Pearle was united in...


  • Virginia Ginny Leibel Obituary Photo
    Virginia Ginny Leibel, 93 Gregory, South Dakota

    April 14, 1924 - October 2, 2017

    Virginia "Ginny" Verle (Vielmette) Leibel was born on April 14, 1924 on a farm north of Gregory, SD, to William and Emma (Kriegy) Vielmette. Ginny was the oldest of four children. Ginny graduated from Gregory High...


  • Kristin Goodnight Obituary Photo
    Kristin Goodnight Melbourne, Florida

    October 1, 2017

    Kristin K. Goodnight, 59, of Melbourne, FL, died October 1, 2017. Kristin Goodnight was zealous for God, dedicated to her family, committed to her students and passionate about the performing arts. To everyone that came...


  • Larry Moyer Obituary Photo
    Larry Moyer, 81 Colome, South Dakota

    December 13, 1935 - September 14, 2017

    Larry Leslie Moyer was born December 13, 1935 in Burke, South Dakota, to Walter and Jennie (Mullen) Moyer and passed away on September 14, 2017 after a long battle with COPD. Larry grew up in Lucas, South Dakota...


  • Eula Cole Obituary Photo
    Eula Cole, 89 Wewela, South Dakota

    June 28, 1928 - September 8, 2017

    Eula Pearle (Jenkins) Cole passed away peacefully in her home at Wewela, South Dakota with family around her on Friday morning September 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She looked forward to meeting her...


  • Melba Veren Obituary Photo
    Melba Veren, 89 Gregory, South Dakota

    November 9, 1927 - August 25, 2017

    Four score and nine years ago on November 9, 1927, Melba Grace Heller was born to Charles and Dora (Bainbridge) Heller. She would join three brothers and two sisters and later a younger brother. Melba attended East...


  • Mavis Hambek Obituary Photo
    Mavis Hambek, 90 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 26, 1927 - August 23, 2017

    Mavis June (Becker) Hambek was born June 26, 1927 to Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker on the farm 9 miles south of Herrick, SD. She attended the Goodman school that was ¾ of a mile north of the home place. Her...


  • Allen Rajewich Obituary Photo
    Allen Rajewich, 96 Gregory, South Dakota

    February 21, 1921 - August 15, 2017

    George Allen "Bud" Rajewich was born February 21, 1921 to John and Mary (Molacek) Rajewich at his parent's home northeast of Gregory, SD. He was the youngest of thirteen children. Allen attended country school #42...


  • Patricia Krieger Obituary Photo
    Patricia Krieger, 85 Omaha, Nebraska

    September 7, 1931 - August 13, 2017

    Patricia Ann Krieger, the third of three daughters, was born to Roscoe and Evelyn Seabury in Yarmouth, Maine, on September 7, 1931. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and then received her diploma in nursing...


  • Vola Eubanks Obituary Photo
    Vola Eubanks, 98 Winner, South Dakota

    March 12, 1919 - August 8, 2017

    Vola Alvera Eubanks was born on March 12, 1919, in Jordan, SD in Tripp County to Nelson and Anna (Hauf) Rash. She went to a rural country school through the eighth grade. Vola met Francis Worden and they married at...