Floyd Callison

Floyd CallisonFloyd A. Callison, 90, entered heaven’s gates on June 21, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Village. Funeral 2:00 PM June 27, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be left at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 28 years, Beverly; four children, Jeffrey and wife, Beth, of Cove, OR, Charles and wife, Cheri, of Spearfish, SD, Susan of Missoula, MT, and Stephan of Newcastle, WY; five grandchildren; four step-sons, Gary Moulton of Rapids City, Robert Moulton, Russ Moulton and Mark (Lisa) Moulton, all of Sioux Falls; step-grandchildren, Josh (Jen) Falk and Kala Falk; step-great granddaughter, Aubrey Ella Wilson of Dell Rapids; a niece, Faye (David) Westphal of Dubuque, IA.

Lois Mae (Bunkers) Schwebach

Lois Schwebach 2Lois Mae Schwebach, 89, of Dell Rapids died Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Sioux Falls at the home of her daughter. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 AM Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 3-5:00 PM Sunday with a Wake Service at 5:00 PM at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. On-line condolences may be left at Minnehaha Funeral Home.

Lois Mae Bunkers was born March 9, 1927 in Dell Rapids to parents Emil and Leona (Full) Bunkers. She grew up near Dell Rapids and attended St. Mary Grade School, graduated from St. Mary High School and then attended SDSU.

Lois married George M. Schwebach August 19, 1952 in Dell Rapids. She along with George owned and operated George’s Mens Wear and The Fitting Stool. George died December 21, 2008.

She enjoyed playing cards, building puzzles, and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins. She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Carol (Carl) Thomassen, Tea; Joan Schwebach, Sioux Falls; Emily (Tim) Murphy, Dell Rapids; Lee Ann Freshour, Coeur d’Alene, ID; Mark (Tami) Schwebach, Middleton, WI; Jim (Laurie) Schwebach, West Des Moines, IA; Grace (Rick) Hoil, Sioux Falls; her grandchildren, Liam, Brielle, Conner, Victoria, Evan, Justin, Nicole, Joseph, Chynna, Lindsey, Kyle, Eric, Brian, Rachael, Nathan, Brady, Maggie, Michael, Matt and Jennifer; her great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Nellie, Lucy, Riley, Braxton, Emma and Cedar; her brothers, Vince (Phyllis) Bunkers, Dell Rapids; Yvo (Stella) Bunkers, Dell Rapids; and Terry (Emily) Bunkers, Buckeye, AZ; and a sister in law, Monica (Eldyn) Streff, Overland Park, KS.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sons, Vince and twins John and Joseph, her brothers, Otto, Harold, and Melvin. Memorials maybe directed to Avera Hospice or the Dell Rapids Veterans Memorial Park.

Charlotte Jacobson

Charlotte JacobsonCharlotte L. Jacobson, 93, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her home. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Messiah Lutheran Church, rural Flandreau. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Kahler Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.

Charlotte was born on January 12, 1923 in Flandreau to Walter and Rose Stover. She attended Hess rural grade school and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1940. She received a teaching certificate from Eastern State in Madison, SD and taught at Hess school for two years. Charlotte was married to Howard Jacobson on November 24, 1946 in Sioux Falls. They farmed in Blinsmon township until retiring in 1985 and continued to live on the farm. Howard died on September 14, 1990. She moved off the farm to Dell Rapids on October 1, 2011.

Charlotte was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, WELCA, Messiah quilters, WELCA Bible Study and treasurer of Bethania Oslo Cemetery Association. She also belong to the Trent Senior Citizens, Moody Rustlers Club, and several card clubs. 

She is survived by her son, Robert Jacobson and his wife, Joy of rural Harrisburg; her two daughters, Charlene Miller and her husband, Doug of Deadwood and Linda Adams of Garden City, KS; her six grandchildren, Heather Ahrendt and her husband, Jason, Aaron Jacobson and his wife, Amber, Kenan Miller and his wife, Dawn, Leah Brink and her fiance’e, Justin Hyde, Anna Maruska and her husband, Joe, Daniel Bielfeldt and his wife, Megan; her eight great grandchildren Gabrielle and Lincoln Ahrendt, Lexi Job, Alysia Hunter, Madeline and David Brink, Clara and Elijah Maruska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walt and Rose Stover; her husband, Howard; and her grandson, Kyle Miller.

Showing at the Dells Theater

Finding DoryHELD OVER: DISNEY & PIXAR’S “FINDING DORY” - This new animated new family comedy adventure is from Walt Disney and Pixar studios. “Finding Dory” finds everyone’s favorite-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.   What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? After an ocean full of laughs and adventure, everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family. Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL-E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL-E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” will be held over through Thursday, July 7 at the Dells Theatre. 102 minutes. It’s rated PG for mild thematic elements.

  • Tuesdays the drinks are on us!! Every Tuesday, when you buy any size popcorn, we’ll give you the same size drink free!

(check Logan Luxury Theatre for more information)

Two from Dell Rapids Playing in SDHS All-Star Football Game

Two football players from Dell Rapids will be playing in the South Dakota High School Football All-Star game this year. Josh Brown from Dell Rapids St Mary will play for the Red Team and Griffin Ellison will play for the Blue Team.

The game this year will be held on Saturday, July 9th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion.  This is the first time in the game’s history that it will not be held in Aberdeen.  The players will report to Vermillion on July 6th for practices and events leading up to the game.  There are 84 athletes from around the state participating this year.Full Rosters
Red Team: Abram Herman (Custer); Alex Gonzales (Tri-Valley); Alex Kortemeyer (Custer); Alex Withrow (Yankton); Anthony Jones (Custer); Austin Barrett (Douglas); Ben Blees (Deubrook); Ben Gustad (Irene-Wakonda); Brady Fiedler (Selby); Brady Johnson (Roosevelt); Brandon Kneebone (Douglas); Brevin Wagner (Tea Area); Broderick Poppinga (De Smet); Clayton Koch (Harding County); Colten Drageset (Stanley County); Colton Hitshew (Douglas); Dane Dornbusch (Howard); Deyshon Davis (Lincoln); Dylan Reiners (Spearfish); Garrett Boylan (Harding County); Jaydn Broughton (Canton); Jeremiah Hopkins (Little Wound); Jerry Kappenman (McCook Central-Montrose); Josh Brown (Dell Rapids St. Mary); Josh Giese (Colman-Egan); Justin Broekemeier (Elk Point-Jefferson); Korder Cropsey (Lyman); Kyle Sim (Lincoln); Lathen Stevens (Edgemont); Logan Busch (Beresford); Masen Oltmanns (Lennox); Matt Larson (De Smet); Matt Ouellette (Vermillion); Preston Benford (Hot Springs); Sam Clark (Baltic); Scott Senftner (Sully Buttes); Shilo Tallman (Little Wound); Tanner Frick (Yankton); Tate Petrack (Bennett County); Tucker Chytka (Belle Fourche); Zach Gors (Tea Area)Blue Team: Aaron Eggebrecht (Brookings); Alek Keegan (St. Thomas More); Andrew Sorensen (Brandon Valley); Anthony Andera (Aberdeen Roncalli); Austin Getty (Mitchell); Billy Daniel (O’Gorman); Brady Struck (Wolsey-Wessington); Brady Tiede (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Brodie Frederiksen (Madison); Bryce Malsam (Edmunds Central); Carson Kirby (Potter County); Carter Jondahl (Groton); Chase Von Eye (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Cole Thurness (St. Thomas More); Dodi Makwinja (O’Gorman); Garrett Larson (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Gerald Maxwell (Brookings); Grady Grimshaw (St. Thomas More); Griffin Ellison (Dell Rapids); Hunter Hanley (West Central); Hunter Johnson (Wolsey-Wessington); Jack Peery (O’Gorman); Jackson Diede (Menno/Marion); Jordan Carson (Langford); Kanin Nelson (Mitchell); Keegan Van Egdom (Sioux Falls Christian); Kreg Kepplinger (Scotland); Logan Kann (Britton); Luke Fritsch (O’Gorman); Luke Weber (Arlington); Manny Christopher (Roosevelt); Mitch Hansen (Madison); Noah Huber (Clark-Willow Lake); Noah Thurston (Webster); Parker Evans (Chamberlain); Preston Tetzlaff (Brookings); Riley Frazier (Winner); Rogan Head (Crow Creek); Ryder Grantham (Hamlin); Sean Powell (Roosevelt); Tyson Serr (Burke-South Central); Windsor Barry (Winner)

Deb (Dressen) Bicknese

Deb BickneseDeborah Ann Dressen Bicknese of Dell Rapids passed away unexpectedly on June 17th, 2016 at the age of 63. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd with the family present from 5-7:00pm at Minnehaha Funeral Home at 104 E. 4th St Dell Rapids, SD 57022.  A memorial funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 24th at 10:00am at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids at 701 Orleans Ave, Dell Rapids, SD 57022, with cake and coffee to follow.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Deb’s life. On-line condolences may be left at Minnehaha Funeral Home.

Deb is survived by her parents, Leonard and Mary Dressen of Dell Rapids, SD; sister, Kim Shefte (Stuart) of Dell Rapids, SD; husband, Leo Bicknese of Dell Rapids; children, Tim Verhey (Jennifer) of Parker, SD, Tom Verhey (Jaimi) of Sioux Falls, SD, William “Zach” Langner (Abby) of Omaha, NE and Katherine Cox (Brian) of Omaha, NE; step-sons, Robert Bicknese (Amanda) of Mountain Home, ID and Larry Bicknese of Dell Rapids, SD; 8 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert “Bob” Dressen of Viborg, SD.

Deb was born on March 3rd, 1953 in Dell Rapids, SD to Leonard and Mary Dressen. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1971, the University of South Dakota in 1983 with an associate’s degree in Nursing, and Augustana University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She married the love of her life, Leo in 2009.

Deb worked as a Registered Nurse for 22 years and retired from the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD in 2010. She enjoyed camping with her family, karaoke, traveling to new places, four wheeling in the Black Hills, trucking with her husband Leo, attending Renaissance festivals and sewing. She was also very creative and crafty. In 2015, Deb opened her own business, Hobby Run Amuck, in Downtown Dell Rapids where she sold many of her handmade crafts.

Deb was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her children and the joys of her life, her grandchildren.

Billion Chevrolet Makes Big Donation to DR Little League

Billion Chevrolet of Dell Rapids, as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative, donated $500 cash to the Dell Rapids Little League this year along with nearly $1,000 in baseball equipment.

On Monday, June 20th, Mike Person, Sales Manager at Billion Chevrolet of Dell Rapids, presented the $500 check to the Dell Rapids Little League on Field C in City Park.  Several Dell Rapids Little League players from various teams in Dell Rapids were at the field to receive the donation.

Urban Schwebach

Urban SchwebachUrban August Schwebach left this life as he lived it, with ferocity to stay with family, friends and the farm. He lost his battle with renal failure and congestive heart failure the day before Father’s Day which somehow seems fitting as he was a great husband, father and grandfather. Urban or “Urb”, as he was known, was born on June 9, 1927 at Dell Rapids, SD to Joseph and Anna (Kottman) Schwebach.

He received his education at St. Mary’s School in Dell Rapids. After completing the eighth grade he was off to begin doing what he loved most, farming and hard work. He met the true love of his life, Rosemary Thielsen, and they were married on October 1, 1952 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Flandreau. They began farming southeast of Flandreau and in the spring of 1960 purchased a farm northeast of Flandreau where they have continued to live. Urb was a true entrepreneur and started several businesses to compliment the highs and lows of farming. He did custom corn shelling, combining, and he was most known for stack moving and hay grinding. He turned the hay grinding business over to one of his sons. The farming tradition continues to be carried on by his other son. Urb enjoyed working the ground, was happy when in a tractor and most happy when surrounded by family. Raising cattle – raising sheep – raising crops – raising his family: that was Urb, happy and hardworking. Urb was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

Urb is survived by his wife Rosemary, 3 children; Joe (Mary) Schwebach, Flandreau; Linda Schwebach, Flandreau; Tom (Marilyn) Schwebach, Egan; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Alyson and Jared Schwebach, and Elizabeth (Nikolay) Typhina, 1 great-grandchild, Felix; 4 sisters, Mary Ann Loiseau, Egan; Helen Hattervig, Dell Rapids; Joan Brown, Summersville, WV; and Clare Hubert, Long Island, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Isabella Schmidt and Cordula Williamson and a brother Joseph.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June, 23, 2016 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with a 7:00 pm Rosary at Skroch Funeral Chapel. On-line condolences may be left at Skroch Funeral Chapel.

Verne Jorgenson

Verne JorgensenVerne F. Jorgenson peacefully passed away at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center on Friday, June 17, 2016, the day of his 90th birthday. His funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service. On-line condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.

Verne was born to Fred and Louise Jorgenson on June 17, 1926, the youngest of six children. He attended Hunt Country School, District #10 for eight years and graduated from Trent High School in 1944. Verne served in World War II in the US Navy on board the USS Yellowstone, a Destroyer Tender from 1945-1946. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the family farm by Trent and farmed with his father. He retired in 1985 but continued to live on his farm until 2013 when he became a resident of Orchard Hills Assisted Living. He moved to Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in May of 2016.

Survivors included six nieces and nephews, Lauren (Alberta) Anderson, LeRoy (Joyce) Anderson and Charlotte (Jerry) Weiland of Dell Rapids, Larry (Ada) Jorgenson and Marlene (Bill) Husaboe of Trent, and Darrel (Christy) Jorgenson of Loveland, CO and his many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lynn (Celia) Jorgenson, Donald (Martha) Jorgenson, and his sisters, Evelyn (Louis) Ross, Inez (Alvin) Anderson and Bernice (John) Tinsley and their son, David.