Obituaries

Ken Stephan 1937 – 2017

TOLSTOY, SD – Ken Stephan, 80, Tolstoy, SD, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Bowdle Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Tolstoy Wesleyan Church with Pastor Matt Pribyl leading the service. Interment will be 3:30 PM Tuesday at the Bowdle City Cemetery. Pianist will be Rhonda Strouckel and the congregation will sing...
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Oliver Oswald 1927 – 2017

EUREKA, SD – Oliver Oswald, 90, Eureka, SD, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center. Funeral services are at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Oliver’s brother in law, Pastor Richard Lutz, and Pastor Randall Cloud will lead the service. Interment follows at the Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be at...
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Rena Carry Moccasin 1935 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Rena Chapman Carry Moccasin, 81, of Pierre, passed away September 12, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept 19, at 11:00am, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 408 N. Jefferson, Pierre. An all-night wake will begin at 5:00pm Monday, with wake services beginning at 8:00pm, also at the church. Burial will take...
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Diane Novak 1954 – 2017

ONIDA, SD – Diane Novak, 63 of Onida, formerly of Pierre, died Saturday, September 9 at her home. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, September 14 at Isburg Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00pm. Services will be 1:00pm, Friday, September 15 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onida with burial at Medicine Hill Cemetery in Harrold Diane was born...
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James Melstad 1926 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – James D. Melstad, 90, of Pierre died Tuesday, August 29 at Avera St Mary’s Hospital. Family services will be held at a later date. James was born November 2, 1926 to Merle and Cecile (Miller) Melstad at Arlington, SD. He attended public schools in Hetland and De Smet, graduating from De Smet high school in 1944....
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Marjorie Farmer 1933 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Marjorie Farmer, 84 of Pierre formerly of Powell, WY, died Monday, August 28 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Memorial Service will be held 10:30am, Friday, September 1 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Presho, SD, also 10:30am, Tuesday, September 5 at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell, WY Marjorie Ann Farmer was born on July 2,...
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Carmen Madsen 1963 – 2017

LOWER BRULE, SD – Carmen Madsen, 53, of Lower Brule, died Sunday, August 20 at Pierre Care and Rehab. Visitation will be 4-6pm, Thursday, August 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lower Brule with a Prayer Service at 6:00pm. Services will be 11:00am, Friday, August 25 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Kennebec with burial at St. Michaels...
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Michael Pease 1958 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Michael Pease, 58, of Pierre, passed away August 16, 2017, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, from 4:00-6:00pm at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, August 21, at 1:30pm at 1st United Methodist Church, 117 N. Central, Pierre. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. You...
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Ann Schimkat 1918 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Ann Hofer Schimkat was born to George J and Barbara (Walter) on November 10, 1918. Ann was one of seven children; three boys, Jake, Joe, and George B. and four girls, Ann, Mary, Susie and Jessie. The family lived on the farm near Freeman, SD with George’s parents. George J died of rheumatic fever when Ann was...
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Helmet Reuer 1929 – 2017

RELIANCE, SD – Helmet William Reuer was born on May 4, 1929, to Fred and Tillie (Hieb) Reuer at Reliance, South Dakota. He died on August 12, 2017, at 1 am at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls from advanced stage cancer. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, August 15 at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Service will be 11:00am, Wednesday, August 16...
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