Obits

Edna McKenzie, age 90
Edna McKenzie, age 90, of Murdo, died Thursday, January 5 at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home.   Edna Mae McKenzie was born in Wichita Falls, TX on April 19, 1926 to Ed and Ethel Christian. She attended school in Hobart, Okla. Upon completing school, she worked at the telephone company in Oklahoma...
Dorothy Louder, age 86
Dorothy Louder, 86, of Draper, died Monday, January 2 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.   Dorothy Delores (Volmer) Louder was born on December 12, 1930 to John and Annie (Medeck) Volmer. Dorothy attended Draper public school and graduated from Draper High School in 1950. She lived her first 18 years of...
Mary Petras, age 95
Mary Petras of Kadoka, S.D., died on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Kadoka Nursing Home at the age of 95.   Mary J. Petras was born on December 2, 1921, to Linza and Belle Ora (Peck) Conlee on her parents homestead located five miles west of Kadoka.   She grew up on the homestead and attended...
Wallace P. “Red” Willoughby, age 88
Wallace P. “Red” Willoughby, Midland, S.D., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend died January 5, 2017, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 88.   Wallace was born on October 30, 1928. He was the oldest of two children born to John Jeffery and Anna (...
Dorothy J. Hansen, age 63
Dorothy J. Hansen, age 63, of Philip, S.D., died on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.   Dorothy J. Schumacher was born March 2, 1953, to Paul and Mary (Brendel) Schumacher in Bismarck, N.D.   Dorothy graduated from Zeeland High School in 1971. She moved...
Robert C. Hall, age 88
Robert C. Hall, age 88, New Underwood, passed away bravely and gently Dec. 30, 2016 surrounded by his 12 children, their partners in life, and his loving grandchildren, and great grandchildren, to join his wife, Helen, who passed away in 2014.   Bob was born Sept. 21, 1928, north of St. Lawrence,...
Verna Lammon, age 96
Verna Lammon, age 96, of Aberdeen, formerly of Midland, S.D., died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Aberdeen. Verna Rhoda was born March 13, 1920, in Windom, Minn., adopted as an infant by Alfred and Mattie Rhoda of St. Paul, Minn. When Verna was four years old, her newborn baby brother died, and two...
George D. Gittings, age 72
George D. Gittings, age 72, of Philip, S.D., died on Sunday, December 25, 2016, near his home north of Philip.   George Daniel Gittings was born March 25, 1944, the fourth of six children born to Lawrence and Margaret (O’Connell) Gittings, in Philip.    He grew up two miles west of Billsburg and...
James Pederson, age 60, of Irene, formerly of Wall, S.D., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at the Sunset Manor in Irene. James D. Pederson was born Jan. 22, 1956, to Gordon and Betty Lou (Ballard) Pederson in Germany. Survivors include his mother, Betty Pederson of Rapid City; four nephews, Nick Niemann...
Lillian M. Ziesmann, age 92
Lillian M. Ziesmann, age 92, was born March 1, 1924 at her grandparents home in Groton, S.D., to Hugo and Helen (Stirling) Ziesmann. She grew up on the homestead farm northeast of Draper, S.D., where she attended country school in Richland Township and Rich Valley Township. Due to the drought,...

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