Obituaries

Lois M. Droppers 1927 – 2017

MILLER, SD – Lois M. Droppers, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation began one hour prior to the funeral service. Lois...
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Patrick J. McGrath 1939 – 2017

FAULKTON, SD – Patrick J. McGrath, 78, of Faulkton, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Faulkton, with Father Christopher Hughes, celebrant. Burial followed in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery with military honors. A wake service was held at 4:00...
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Tom Casavan 1933 – 2017

WESSINGTON, SD  – Bernard “Tom” Casavan, 83, of Wessington, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls surrounded by his loving family. Memorial Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the church. Bernard Bane Casavan was born...
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Norma Moser 1935 – 2017

MILLER, SD – Norma Jean Moser, 81, of Miller, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Highmore Health in Highmore. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Reck...
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Elsie Marie Nehlich 1917 – 2017

EUREKA, SD – Elsie Marie Nehlich, 100, Eureka, SD, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be at Lien-Straub Chapel 10:30 AM, Monday, May 22, 2017 with Pastor Ryan Gage leading the service. Vocal selections will be “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” and “How...
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Melvin Geist 1933 – 2017

EUREKA, SD – Melvin Geist, 83, longtime Eureka, SD resident and most recently of Aberdeen, SD, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Eureka Reformed Church with Pastor David Dawn leading the service. Interment will follow at the Eureka Cemetery. Organist will be Michelle...
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Jody Marbach 1942 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Jody Marbach, 75, of Pierre, died Thursday, May 18 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Memorial Service will be 11:00am, Tuesday, May 23 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with inurnment at Calvary Cemetery  Josephine “Jody” Diana Marbach was born March 30, 1942 Sam and LaNelle (Anderson) Strange in Grand Junction, CO. She grew up in Grand...
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Lois Chisholm Michael 1922 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – After a brief illness, Lois Chisholm Michael passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. She was born in Louisiana on November 2, 1922, delivered by her uncle/physician, but grew up on a farm in Stanton, Texas. She fell in love and married her ambitious, handsome neighbor/farmer, Dayton Earl Chisholm, in...
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William “Bill” G. Engels 1939 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – William G. Engels, 78, of Pierre, died Wednesday, May 17 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Memorial Service will be 2:00pm, Monday, May 22 at Isburg Funeral Chapel   William G. “Bill” Engels was born in Parkston, SD on January 13, 1939. He served in the Marines, after being discharged he returned to Mitchell, SD to make...
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Larry Bauske 1939 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Larry Leonard Bauske, age 77, of Pierre, South Dakota, passed away on May 15, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Southeast United Methodist Church in Pierre, South Dakota from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral to follow immediately after. Rite...
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