LeeRoy Andrew Bahmuller, 86, December 2, 1931 - January
Lena Louise (Reimnitz) Bialas, 89,
March 17, 1929 - March 17, 2018
Theodore Henry Boddicker, February 3, 2017 - January 30,
Patrick Raymond Bowar, 67,
March 17, 1950 - February 21, 2018
Donald Ray Buchholz, 79, July 11, 1938 - December 30, 2018
Ronald George Buehner, 85,
February 25, 1933 - May 26, 2018
Arthur Edward Ehresmann, 81, March 2, 1936 - January
Patricia Ann (Lehrkamp) Ensenbach, 69,
April 3, 1948 - September 8, 2017
Violet Mae (Schumacher) Freidel, 89, January 2, 1929 - April 24, 2018
Clinton Lewis Fuerst, 91, November 28, 1926 - January
Vern Victor Goehring, 90, October 25, 1927 - January
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
Marvin Haase, 89,
March 22, 1929 - May 11, 2018
Raymond Hauck, 91,
October 18, 1926 - February 23, 2018
Gerard Emmanuel Hehn, 92, September 4, 1925 - January
Adeline (Mayer) Heisinger, 90,
October 11, 1927 - February 27, 2018
Doris Elizabeth (Bowar) Jaton, 83,
April 19, 1935 - April 19, 2018
Viola Mary (Koster) Jenks, 99, October 8, 1918 - February 20, 2018
Darrold Valentine Keiper, 88, June 19, 1929 - February
James Kocmick, 82, April 6, 1936 - April 10, 2018
Leo William Konstanz, 99,
November 23, 1918 - February 22, 2018
Ronald A. Krueger, 83,
October 18, 1934 - February 28, 2018
Donna Ruth Laverentz, 85, September 3, 1932 - March 14, 2018
Annette (Ziebart) Link, 101, February 2, 1917 - February 20, 2018
Gloria L. (Hohn) Loos, 95, June 15, 1922 - January 27,
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
Donald Henry Quimby, 77,
May 28, 1940 - April 26, 2018
Frances Marie Schaefer, 90, January 29, 1928 - March 28, 2018
Ione Norma (Nill) Schaefer, 93, July 31, 1924 - January
Joyce M. (Schumacher) Schmoll, 88, May 9, 1929 - January
Dr. Eldon Gerald Schulz, 64,
May 10, 1954 - June 2, 2018
Adeline E. (Moeller) Schweitzer, 94, November 5, 1923
- January 14, 2018
Louise Hulda (Hins) Stegemann, 99, October 6, 1918 - January 31, 2018
Lucile Marie (Gukeisen) Stirling, 93, February 2, 1925 - March 6, 2018
Thomas Bryan Stirling, 67, December 6, 1950 - February
Larry Stoebner, 82,
December 26, 1935 - March 6, 2018
Raymond E. Stoebner, 93, December 11, 1924 - May 8, 2018
Adeline Elizabeth (Weber) Thuringer, 89, August 11, 1928 - April 2, 2018
Patrick James Thury, 70, June 8, 1947 - May 22, 2018
Shirley Ann (Wudel) Thury, 81,
September 16, 1936 - March 15, 2018
Esther Isabelle (Huenefeld) Wagner, 90, August 18, 1927 - May 20, 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
Anita (Laber) Wisner, 78, February 27, 1940 - March 5, 2018
Scott Steven Williams, 49
August 29, 1968 - May 30, 2018
Scott Williams, 49, Huron, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his residence. His private memorial service will be at a later date.
Scott Steven Williams was born August 29, 1968, to John Lester and Bette Jo (Ulrich) Williams at Mitchell. In 1986, he graduated from Tripp High School, and four years later, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Black Hills State University.
After college, Scott joined the family car dealership in Tripp, with his father, then later acquired and operated Dell Rapids Chevrolet-Pontiac.
Scott loved boats, water skiing, Harley Davidsons and radio-controlled airplanes. He acquired a pilot’s license and flew his own plane. He loved attending the Minnesota State Fair--he had a knack for winning the huge stuffed animals on the midway.
Scott is survived by his mother, Bette Jo Willams and her husband, Larry B. Ayres, Sioux Falls; his sister, Susan Williams, Minneapolis Minnesota; his uncle and his wife, Ken and June Ulrich, Pierre; and his nephew, Logan. He also is survived by his beloved schnauzer, Cinder and his ex-wife and good friend, Heather.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, and grandparents.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kuhler Funeral Home, visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com.
Marcia Kay (Nelson) Grajkowske, 65
November 13, 1952 - June 7, 2018
Marcia Kay Grajkowske, 65, Mitchell, passed away peacefully June 7, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. She bravely fought ovarian cancer the last couple of months. Due to complications from a surgery, she was called home to watch over her family with the Lord.
Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation was June 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bittner Funeral Chapel followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Marcia was born November 13, 1952, to Emory and Mabel (Garvis) Nelson of Parkston. Marcia graduated from Parkston High School in 1971. She received her degree from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in Dental Hygiene in 1973. Marcia was united in marriage to Terry Grajkowske August 11, 1973, in Parkston. Once married, they moved to Yankton. After working in Yankton for 2 years, Terry and Marcia moved to Mitchell, where she enjoyed the next 42 years working as a Dental Hygienist for what is now Dental Health Partners. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Marcia is survived by her husband, Terry; sons, Chris (Allison), Chanhassen, Minnesota, and Eric (Lynn), Mitchell; four grandchildren, Sally, Fletcher, Abbey and Kane; and a brother, Gary (Mary) Nelson.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Arla Reida and a brother James Nelson.
LeeAnn Marcella (Weber) Long, 71
November 26, 1946 - May 31, 2018
Funeral services for LeeAnn Long were held June 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hebron, Nebraska, with Father Rudy Oborny officiating. Price Funeral Home, Hebron, was in charge of the arrangements.
LeeAnn Marcella (Weber) Long, was born November 26, 1946, in Parkston, the daughter of Elmer and DeVona (Kurtenbach) Weber. She grew up on a farm near Dimock, where she graduated from Parkston High School and attended National College of Business in Rapid City, where she studied accounting and bookkeeping. She married William (Bill) Long August 17, 1968. They moved around the Midwest and settled in Garnett, Kansas, in 1979. She performed accounting and bookkeeping duties at Garnet Foods, Inc. In 2000, the couple made Hebron, Nebraska, their home, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a community volunteer.
She died Thursday, May 31, in Hebron, Nebraska, at the age of 71.
She is survived by her loving husband, William and 5 children: Kenny (Anna); Tami (Kyle) Sorensen); Michael; Scott (Rachel); and Brenda (Rick); 4 grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Kenny (Louise) Weber and Nancy Weber and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and DeVona Weber, her brother, Dennis Weber, sister, Brenda Weber and nephew, Bryan Weber.
Jeanette Clara (Weber) Weiss, 83
June 3, 1935 - June 5, 2018
A Mass of christian burial was held for Jeanette Clara Weiss, June 9, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Mitchell, with burial at the American Legion Cemetery.
Jeanette Clara Weiss, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Weber, was born June 3, 1935, in Parkston. She attended rural grade school and Plano High School, graduating from Notre Dame High School. She was united in marriage with Gilbert F. Weiss, June 7, 1955, in Mitchell. She was employed as a housekeeper at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and Wesley Acres. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Women of the Moose Lodge #1167, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.
She died Tuesday, June 5, at Avera Queen of Peace ER, Mitchell, at the age of 83.
She is survived by five children, Pam (Dennis) Engbrecht, Fairfield, Iowa, Rhonda (Terry) Krantz, Hartford, Brian (Tami) Weiss, Mitchell, Brad (Josie) Weiss, Arvada, Colorado, and Karla (Tracy) Palmer, Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, John, Jeremy Engbrecht and Jill Miller, Troy and Tanner Krantz, Briana and Sky Weiss, Hunter Weiss, Jackie and Chris Vescio, Tara and Cole Palmer; 12 great grandchildren, Easton, Ceira, Tegan, Blakelee, Madilyn, Brooklyn, Natalie, Vivian, Margot, Lake, Korbin and Nick; sisters-in-law, Doris Weber, Cora Weber and Johanna Weiss; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Elmer (Quila) Walz; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Velora Mae Bocker and Virginia Zirpel; and two brothers, Delbert Weber and Alfred Weber.
Mary A. (Schoenfelder) Hohn, 83
February 2, 1935 - June 6, 2018
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Hohn was held June 9 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Mary A. Hohn, the daughter of Anton and Anne (Herrmann) Schoenfelder, was born February 2, 1935, in Dimock. She grew up on a farm west of Dimock and received her education at SS Peter and Paul School in Dimock from the Benedictine Nuns. She was united in marriage to Marvin Hohn, September 12, 1955, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Dimock. She was employed at SS Peter and Paul Parish, School, rectory and church cleaning, doing secretary work and also as religious education and music director. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the church ladies auxiliary.
She died Wednesday, June 6, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital at the age of 83.
She is survived by her husband; three children, Cindy (Paul) Bruch, Sturgis, Dan (Julia) Hohn, Forsyth, Missouri, and Ron Hohn, Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wilfred and Vincent Schoenfelder; and three sisters, Dorothy Muntefering, Mildred Halliday and Alvina Halliday.
Helene Erna (Laufer) Fuerniss, 95
March 26, 1923 - June 7, 2018
Funeral services for Helene Erna Fuerniss will be held Thursday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Delmont. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Zion Lutheran Church Delmont. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.
Helene Fuerniss was born March 26, 1923, to Oscar and Lucy (Wegehaupt) Laufer in Janesville, Minnesota. She was baptized in Janesville, and in 1934, after the death of her mother, moved to South Dakota with her family. She attended Delmont Public School and graduated from Delmont High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Arnold O. Fuerniss, December 21, 1943, in the Calvary Lutheran Church parsonage in Charleston, South Carolina. After Arnold’s discharge from the service in 1945, the couple moved back to the Delmont area, where they farmed. In additon to helping on the farm, she worked as a cook in the Delmont school. In 1972, they moved to Fulton, where they lived for 10 years. During this time, she worked at Country Kitchen, Herbergers and Four Seasons in Mitchell before retiring. In 1981, they moved back to Delmont. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont.
She died Thursday, June 7, at Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour at the age of 95.
She is survived by four children, Charner (Rebecca) Fuerniss, Byhalia, Mississippi, Cheryl (Rich) Lockwood, Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Susan (Tim) Thuringer, Lexington, Kentucky, and Charles (Elaine) Fuerniss Paris, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Laufer, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years; a daugher, Julie; a son, Terry; two granddaughters, Michelle and Teresa; two brothers, Carl and Martin; and two sisters, Elfrieda Martinson and Esther Schelske.
Raymond James Stepka, 85
July 12, 1932 - June 4, 2018
A funeral Mass for Raymond Stepka was held June 9 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall, with the Rev. Joseph Forcelle officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Pike-Wagner American Legion Post #2, Simek-Ptak VFW Post #6895, and the National Guard Honor Guard followed at the church cemetery. Casketbearers were: Wyatt Stepka, Thadeus Giedd, Greg Siewert, Mark Siewert, Chuck Walloch and Mike Black. Goglin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond James Stepka was born July 12, 1932, to James and Anna (Kocer) Stepka near Lesterville. He grew up on a farm by Joe’s Substation. He attended Dewey grade school and Tabor school before the family moved to a farm north of Tyndall in 1948. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1950. On March 12, 1953, he was drafted into the Army and was sent to Korea. He was discharged from the service December 31, 1954. He then attended Springfield Southern College for two years, studying in the fields of auto mechanics and carpentry. Following college, he did numerous mechanic repairs for neighbors and friends and helped with the family farm, eventually taking over the farm. On June 1, 1968, Ray married Marlene Honomichl at Dante Catholic Church. They lived on the farm north of Tyndall and became members of St. Leo’s Catholic Church.
He died Monday, June 4, at the Good Samaritan Society, Tyndall, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 23 days.
He is survived his wife of 50 years; children, Beverly, Alcester, Yvette, Yankton, and Kevin (Leann) Stepka, Tyndall; sister Betty (Duane) Siewert; grandchildren Thadeus and Alyssa Giedd, Wyatt, Ty and Grant Stepka; aunts Agnes Kocer and Irene Kocer; cousins; nephews; and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Helen (Nilas) Koupal, Ann (Les) Johnson and Dorothy (Elmer) Walloch; and parents-in-law Joe and Hattie Honomichl.