2019
B
Frieda Maria (Lindemann) Baier, 98
, September 30, 1920 - April 5, 2019
LeRoy Edwin Baltzer, 87
, July 23, 1931 - March 19, 2019
Ruth Leona (Dewald) Baumiller, 88,
April 19, 1930 - January 21, 2019
Paul Lee Behrend, 71
, July 9, 1947 - January 30, 2019
Carol Lee (Laber) Boehmer, 66
, August 4, 1952 - January 7, 2019

C
Gerald Crofutt, 79
, April 2, 1939 - January 21, 2019

D
Frieda K. (Rembold) Dvorak, 96
, September 17, 1922 - February 22, 2019

F
James William Fergen, 89
, April 2, 1929 - March 15, 2019
Douglas Richard Freier, 63
, November 1, 1955 - December 30, 2018

G
Luella F. Gackle, 94
, October 1, 1924 - March 7, 2019

H
William Leo Heisinger, 66
, September 25, 1952 - April 30, 2019 Vilo L. Hoffmann, 98, August 6, 1920 - March 24, 2019
Anna Margaret (Rechtenbaugh) Huber, 78
, October 2, 1940 - March 23, 2019

J
Richard J. Jadczak, 73, Died January 30, 2019

K
Harold W. Koehn, 97
, April 23, 1921 - March 7, 2019
Norman Walter Konrad, 88, November 3, 1930 - March 18, 2019
Gloria Ann (Steckley) Koopal, 83
, December 18, 1935 - February 22, 2019
Marie (Weber) Kummer, 93, January 14, 1926 - February 12, 2019
Elaine Alma (Jons) Kurtz, 83,
July 21, 1935 - January 7, 2019

L
Dana Suzanne (Widmer) Liebert, 74
, March 18, 1945 - April 20, 2019

M
Melvin Gilbert Meisenhoelder, 79
, June 9, 1939 - April 29, 2019
Anna (Meyer) Mick, 88
, May 18, 1930 - January 3, 2019
Ashley Kay Moe, 20, August 12, 1998 - February 26, 2019
Douglas William Muntefering, 53, November 20, 1965 - February 26, 2019

P
Bonnita Marie (Simek) Pansegrau, 83
, April 23, 1935 - January 21, 2019

R
Deloris Mary Richards, 83, May 29, 1935 - February 28, 2019

S
Roger A. Stoebner, 79
, July 16, 1939 - March 28, 2019

T
Todd Alan Tecklenburg, 55
, March 11, 1963 - January 31, 2019
Craig Gerald TerMeer, 56, July 2, 1962 - April 21, 2019
James Kenneth Thompson, 75
, October 19, 1943 - April 23, 2019
Lois Ann (Zeier) Thuringer, 89,
March 6, 1929 - January 23, 2019

U
Vera (Ericksen) Uecker, 97, March 17, 1922 - March 18, 2019

W
Francis Joseph Walz, 83, February 2, 1936 - April 8, 2019
Gary P. Weber, 65
, March 7, 1953 - January 22, 2019
S. Rosemary Weber, OSB, 85
, January 13, 1934 - March 5, 2019
Chad Gerald Wenzel, 48
, December 16, 1970 - March 5, 2019
Martha (Fink) Will, 91
, September 3, 1927 - January 6, 2019
Anita Winter, 88 September 30, 1930 - February 18, 2019
Darrell Dwaine Winter, 87, July 9, 1931 - April 5, 2019
Alma (Wall) Wuertzer, 102, May 24, 1916 - March 28, 2019

2018
B
LeeRoy Andrew Bahmuller, 86,
December 2, 1931 - January 21, 2018
Bradley Wilmer Bialas, 55, October 5, 1963 - November 29, 2018
Lena Louise (Reimnitz) Bialas, 89, March 17, 1929 - March 17, 2018
Lenita Sophie (Fink) Bietz, 90, March 2, 1928 - November 17, 2018
Douglas Bigge, 53, September 11, 1964 - July 24, 2018
Theodore Henry Boddicker, February 3, 2017 - January 30, 2018
Patrick Raymond Bowar, 67,
March 17, 1950 - February 21, 2018
Deloris B. (Lindemann) Brunken, 87,
August 16, 1931 - September 17, 2018
Donald Ray Buchholz, 79,
July 11, 1938 - December 30, 2018
Ronald George Buehner, 85, February 25, 1933 - May 26, 2018
Arnold Carl Burmeister, 89, July 17, 1929 - October 6, 2018

D
Kenneth Donavon Dean, 87,
May 21, 1931 - June 20, 2018
LuCilla Lea Dewald, 95, March 18, 1923 - November 11, 2018

E
Arthur Edward Ehresmann, 81,
March 2, 1936 - January 8, 2018
Patricia Ann (Lehrkamp) Ensenbach, 69, April 3, 1948 - September 8, 2017
Donald Merton Erdman, 99, July 8, 1918 - June 22, 2018

F
Roland Richard Fink, 67,
December 13, 1950 - August 18, 2018
Neil Finck, 92, July 2, 1926 - October 12, 2018
Joy H. (Hafner) Fischer, 92
,
January 1, 1926 - June 17, 2018
Dale Edward Fluegel, 87,
October 15, 1931 - October 19, 2018
Violet Mae (Schumacher) Freidel, 89,
January 2, 1929 - April 24, 2018
Maynard Leonard Friederich, 86,
January 16, 1932 - July 19, 2018
Norbert G. Fritza, 88, July 5, 1930 - October 29, 2018
Helene Erna (Laufer) Fuerniss, 95, March 26, 1923 - June 7, 2018
Clinton Lewis Fuerst, 91,
November 28, 1926 - January 21, 2018

G
Donald F. Garvis, 83,
June 26, 1935 - December 7, 2018
Dolores J. (Nolz) Gaub, 85,
September 16, 1933 - October 16, 2018
Walter H. Gerlach, 92
,
February 24, 1926 - August 20, 2018
Vern Victor Goehring, 90, October 25, 1927 - January 21, 2018
Marcia Kay (Nelson) Grajkowske, 65, November 13, 1952 - June 7, 2018
Renee Ann (Bormann) Greiner, 58, October 5, 1959 - August 11, 2018
Arthur Elmer Guericke, 87, August 4, 1930 - May 24, 2018
Charles Arthur Gukeisen, 83, May 18, 1934 - March 2, 2018
John Guthmiller, Jr., 90, February 3, 1928 - February 6, 2018

H
Marvin Haase, 89, March 22, 1929 - May 11, 2018
Raymond Hauck, 91,
October 18, 1926 - February 23, 2018
Wilma Agnes (Weidenbach) Hauck, 86,
April 10, 1932 - August 8, 2018
Gerard Emmanuel Hehn, 92,
September 4, 1925 - January 23, 2018
Adeline (Mayer) Heisinger, 90, October 11, 1927 - February 27, 2018
Catherine Marie Heisinger, 56, August 12, 1961 - July 5, 2018
Elenora Anna (Gau) Herman, 83, May 28, 1935 - August 14, 2018
Delray Herr, 86, May 9, 1932 - October 25, 2018
Mary A. (Schoenfelder) Hohn, 83, February 2, 1935 - June 6, 2018

J
Doris Elizabeth (Bowar) Jaton, 83
, April 19, 1935 - April 19, 2018
Viola Mary (Koster) Jenks, 99,
October 8, 1918 - February 20, 2018

K
Kathy Kayser, 55,
October 3, 1963 - October 19, 2018
Darrold Valentine Keiper, 88,
June 19, 1929 - February 4, 2018
Helen J. (Heisinger) Kennedy, 87, May 6, 1931 - July 26, 2018
James Kocmick, 82, April 6, 1936 - April 10, 2018
Leo William Konstanz, 99, November 23, 1918 - February 22, 2018
Janet L. (Bitterman) Kraft, 67, November 30, 1950 - June 20, 2018
Ronald A. Krueger, 83, October 18, 1934 - February 28, 2018
Anthony Joseph Kummer, 89, August 8, 1928 - August 4, 2018

L
Evelyn Marie (Hohn) Lang, 98,
September 19, 1919 - September 17, 2018
John LaSella, 57
, May 18, 1961 - September 12, 2018
Donna Ruth Laverentz, 85,
September 3, 1932 - March 14, 2018
Eva (Adams) Lingemann, 97
,
May 13, 1921 - August 30, 2018
Annette (Ziebart) Link, 101,
February 2, 1917 - February 20, 2018
LeeAnn Marcella (Weber) Long, 71,
November 26, 1946 - May 31, 2018
Gloria L. (Hohn) Loos, 95,
June 15, 1922 - January 27, 2018
Barbara (Loftus) Love, 70, September 13, 1948 - October 8, 2018

M
Elsie (Gemar) Magstadt, 92
, January 9, 1926 - December 15, 2018
Lorraine Edith (Kirchhevel) Matuska, 89
, May 25, 1929 - November 24, 2018
Richard Ruben Mikuska, 76
, Died May 13, 2016
Elliot Gerald Milbrandt, 11 months, August 19, 2017 - July 23, 2018
Margaret (Fink) Mueller, 96, October 17, 1921 - August 24, 2018

N
Anita Hilda (Geidel) Neugebauer, 96, April 22, 1922 - September 9, 2018

P
Dr. Ralph R. Palmer, 97, May 7, 1921 - November 23, 2018
Agnes Ann Pavlin, 83
,
May 3, 1935 - June 22, 2018
Evelyn Marie (Brown) Peters, 86
,
March 25, 1931 - March 24, 2018
Dorothy Lucille (Thompson) Peterson, 99,
September 4, 1918 - February 21, 2018
Vilmer Pietz, 93
, February 14, 1924 - February 9, 2018
John Lewis Prien, Sr., 89, February 28, 1928 - January 30, 2018

Q
Donald Henry Quimby, 77, May 28, 1940 - April 26, 2018

R
Norbert Charles Roth, 89
, August 14, 1928 - July 11, 2018
Elizabeth 'Beth' Jean Runge, 32, June 18, 1986 - September 26, 2018

S
Frances Marie Schaefer, 90,
January 29, 1928 - March 28, 2018
Ione Norma (Nill) Schaefer, 93,
July 31, 1924 - January 20, 2018
Joyce M. (Schumacher) Schmoll, 88, May 9, 1929 - January 30, 2018
Dr. Eldon Gerald Schulz, 64, May 10, 1954 - June 2, 2018
John 'Jack' Schuver, 85, April 29, 1933 - November 20, 2018
Adeline E. (Moeller) Schweitzer, 94, November 5, 1923 - January 14, 2018
Dorothy (Fischer) Stahl, 82, November 24, 1935 - October 2, 2018
Edward Herman Stahl, 92, April 21, 1926 - July 26, 2018
Louise Hulda (Hins) Stegemann, 99, October 6, 1918 - January 31, 2018
Raymond James Stepka, 85, July 12, 1932 - June 4, 2018
Lucile Marie (Gukeisen) Stirling, 93, February 2, 1925 - March 6, 2018
Thomas Bryan Stirling, 67, December 6, 1950 - February 3, 2018
Larry Stoebner, 82, December 26, 1935 - March 6, 2018
Raymond E. Stoebner, 93, December 11, 1924 - May 8, 2018
Viola Stoebner, 93, February 7, 1925 - June 13, 2018

T
Adeline Elizabeth (Weber) Thuringer, 89,
August 11, 1928 - April 2, 2018
Mary Elizabeth (Fahy) Thuringer, 84, March 16, 1934 - August 16, 2018
Clarence H. Thury, 91, April 18, 1927 - November 7, 2018
Patrick James Thury, 70, June 8, 1947 - May 22, 2018
Shirley Ann (Wudel) Thury, 81
, September 16, 1936 - March 15, 2018
Irene E. (Mogck) Tiede, 86, July 31, 1931 - July 13, 2018
Ralph Patrick Tobin, 69, December 18, 1948 - June 15, 2018

U
Alton Gustave Uttecht, 75, January 18, 1943 - October 20, 2018

V
Adelheide Frances (Huether) Vogel, 88, November 26, 1929 - August 4, 2018

W
Esther Isabelle (Huenefeld) Wagner, 90, August 18, 1927 - May 20, 2018
Janice Marie (Dunford) Walker, 74
, February 17, 1944 - July 26, 2018
Jeanette Clara (Weber) Weiss, 83
, June 3, 1935 - June 5, 2018
Gordon Lee Walz, 53,
November 1, 1964 - April 11, 2018
Genevieve Dolores (Hughes) Wempe, 94, January 3, 1924 - March 27, 2018
Dennis Wayne Williams, 74, October 10, 1943 - April 8, 2108
Scott Steven Williams, 49, August 29, 1968 - May 30, 2018
Anita (Laber) Wisner, 78, February 27, 1940 - March 5, 2018
David H. Wudel, 66, November 9, 1951 - July 12, 2018

Z
Sister Noreen Zehnpfennig, OSF, 97
, August 29, 1921 - November 15, 2018













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Melvin Mikuska, 86

February 10, 1933 - May 14, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin Mikuska was held May 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Burial with graveside military honors followed at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Tripp. Goglin Funeral Home of Tripp was in charge of the arrangements.
Melvin Mikuska was born February 10, 1933, to Oscar W. and Adella (Nehonsky) Mikuska in Scotland. He attended Tripp schools and later earned his G.E.D. He enlisted in the United States Army in November 1953 and served during the Korean Conflict. He went on to earn the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged in September 1955. On July 27, 1956, he was united in marriage to Belva Heinrich in Parkston. He farmed alongside his father on the family farm three miles southeast of Tripp. He retired from farming in 1984. In 1989, the couple moved into Tripp. He was a member of the American Legion Post 142 in Tripp and served as Legion Commander for a time. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston and the Knights of Columbus.
He died Tuesday, May 14, at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston at the age of 86 years, three months and four days.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Belva, Tripp; son, Donald (Glenda) Mikuska, Mitchell; daughter, Barbara (Doug) Schmidtgall of Watertown; grandchildren, Jeremy, Carley and Justin; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kia, Ellyson and Camdyn; and nephew, Chad Heinrich Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rose Marie Loretta (Eisenbraun) Mayer, 91
February 3, 1928 - May 11, 2019
Funeral services for Rose Marie Mayer were held May 16 at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Tripp. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. Goglin Funeral Home of Tripp was in charge of the arrangements.
Rose Marie Loretta Mayer was born February 3, 1928, to Walter and Elsie (Ahntholz) Eisenbraun in Virgil. She was baptized April 29, 1928, by the Reverend F. W. Lyle. She attended grades one through six at Hitchcock. In 1939, her family moved to Tripp to live on her grandfather Theodore Eisenbraun's farm. Following her grandfather's death in 1941, the farm was sold, and the family made their new home inside of Tripp. She attended Tripp High School and graduated in May 1946. She was confirmed in the Christian faith at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Tripp April 13, 1947, by the Reverend J.R. Sheppard. She was a lifelong member of the church. On April 13, 1947, she married Alvin R. Mayer at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Tripp. She worked as an office clerk for NorthWestern Public Service from 1961 to 1969. She later worked for the family business. She was an active member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church and served in the LWML and by teaching Sunday school. She also was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 142.
She died Saturday, May 11, at Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor in Sioux Falls at the age of 91 years, three months and eight days.
She is survived her children, Terry (Andrea) Mayer, Sioux Falls, Lonnie (Melinda) Mayer Tripp, Richard (Teri) Mayer, Tripp, and Brett (Carla) Mayer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Rundall, Salem; brother, Franklin (D) Eisenbraun, Collierville, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin of over 50 years May 24, 1999; parents; son, Alvin Mayer; brother, Clarence Eisenbraun; and sisters, Marjorie Eisenbraun and Bernice Bollack.

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Karon (Bang) Wessels, 79

November 16, 1939 - May 10, 2019
A private family memorial for Karon Wessels will be held at a later date. Goglin Funeral Home of Tripp was in charge of the arrangements.
Karon Wessels was born November 16, 1939, to Albert and Dorthy (Bang) Wessels in Larmie, Wyoming. She grew up on the ranch with her brother, Jerry Wessels. She graduated from University High School in 1957. In August 1958, she married Bill Allyn. In 1965, they moved to California. She began her banking career and later retired as the Bank Branch Manager. She was divorced in 1978. In 1980, she married Edmond Kiras II. Following his death, she moved to Tripp in 2009 to be near her daughter. She volunteering at the nursing home and joined the Frieden's Reformed Women's Guild.
She died Friday, May 10, with her family surrounding her at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston at the age of 79.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra Odom, Colleen Christman,and Kelly (Chris) Shirey; grandchildren, Serenity Odom, Angelica Ramirez, Stephen and Jeffrey Christman, and Shawn, Jeremy, and Austin Shirey; and five great-grandchildren.




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