LaVera (Kolbeck) Gustaf-Casjens

LaVeraLaVera (Kolbeck) Gustaf-Casjens, age 74 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Westminster, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 29th at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Father Bruce Lawler as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA. Visitation will be Thursday, May 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. There will be a Rosary and Vigil Service at 6:45PM Thursday evening at the church.

LaVera Mae was born November 22, 1940 at Humboldt, South Dakota, the daughter of Anton and Mary (Harpenau) Kolbeck. She attended St. Ann’s Grade School and Humboldt High School. She continued her education at cosmetology school.

LaVera was married to Terry Gustaf on June 9, 1960 in Humboldt, SD. The couple moved to Rock Rapids, IA. Three sons were born to this union, Jim, Dave and Rick.

On December 17, 2008 LaVera married Floyd “Hermie” Casjens in Rock Rapids. LaVera was characterized most by her snorting laugh and always added a spark to the conversations she was involved in. She loved her family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her sisters and brothers, children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Lavera loved to golf, fish, cross-stitch, and play Mahjong. The last 6 and half years of her life she loved spending time in California with Hermie sitting by the beach, visiting family, friends and road trips between California, Texas, and Iowa.

She is survived by her husband Floyd (Hermie) Casjens of Rock Rapids, IA; three sons, Jim (Karla) Gustaf, Dave (Tami) Gustaf, both of Ft. Worth, TX and Rick (Dena) Gustaf of Bigelow, MN; seven grandchildren, Eric (Amie), Alex(Tori), Brendon, Tyler, Chelsea, Hannah Gustaf, Alyssa (Dan) Clausen and Nate Gustaf; one great-grandchild (Harrison); one brother, Gene (Donalda) Kolbeck of Dell Rapids, SD; four sisters, Millie Heiberger of Salem, SD, LaVonne Munce of Harford, SD, Janette (Fran) Krier of Sioux Falls, SD and Rozanne (Joe) Hanisch of Hartford, SD; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Mary Kolbeck; husband of 41 years, Terry Gustaf; a granddaughter, Karlee Gustaf; three brothers, Donald, Sylvester and Bob Kolbeck; two sisters, Delores Stevens and Marian Velder (Heisinger); three brothers-in-law, Cy Heiberger, Russ Stevens and Gene Munce.

 

Dell Rapids Baseball Finishes Regular Season 13-2

Dell Rapids beat Flandreau 4-1 and Redfield 5-4 to win its last two regular season games Wednesday, May 20 in Flandreau, to improve their overall record to 13-2 on the year.  Dell Rapids finished 10-2 in the region and earned the number one seed in the south division of Region 2B for the postseason playoffs.  The first round of playoffs pits #4 Tri-Valley against #5 Flandreau at 5:30 PM in Dell Rapids on Wednesday, May 27. The winner of this game will play Dell Rapids at 7:30 PM on May 27.   Both games are at Rickeman Field. The winner of the May 27 games will advance to the next round on Monday, June 1.

Region 2 Final Standings
North

#1 Milbank 11-0
#2 Deuel  5-6
#3 Redfield 3-8
#4 Oldham/Ramona/Rutland 0-11

South
#1 Dell Rapids 10-2
#2 Madison 10-2
#3 Sioux Valley 6-6
#4 Tri-Valley 4-8
#5 Flandreau 3-9

Showing at the Dells Theater

Pitch Perfect 2

Held Over! “PITCH PERFECT 2” — Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson star in this new comedy written and directed by co-star Elizabeth Banks. The Barden College Bellas, a’ cappella singing group, are back in this follow-up to 2012’s surprise smash hit. The Bellas have won the international a’ cappella singing championship, but after a wardrobe malfunction by Fat Amy in front of the President on national TV, they are stripped of their title and cannot go on tour. The only way the college will reinstate the group is if they win the international competition against a powerhouse German group. The girls’ battle back provides some of the funniest and most outrageous comedy moments of the year. “Pitch Perfect 2” is held over through Thursday, June 4. 115 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for innuendo and language.

NEW TUESDAY SPECIAL!! Every Tuesday when you buy any size popcorn, you get the same size drink free!!
  • Every Wednesday get double stamps on your director’s club card!! Earn points for free snacks and free movies that much faster on Wednesdays! Director’s Club cards are free and available at the box office.
  • With the start of school, we have switched to our “winter hours”. There will be 9:00 shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.

(check http://www.dellstheatre.com for showtimes)

James Haberger

James HabegerJames Habeger, age 67, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence in Rozet, WY on May 23, 2015.

He was born on November 10, 1947 at Ventura, CA to Bernard and Colletta (Cunningham) Habeger. He grew up in Ramona, graduating from Ramona High School. He was a Marine and served in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts. In 1983, he moved to Gillette, WY where he worked on the oil rigs and as a coal miner. He enjoyed motor cycles, hunting and fishing.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel with Rev DeWayne Kayser officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St Ann Cemetery, Badus Township.

He is survived by four brothers – John (Polly) of Madison, Bill (Alice) of San Diego, CA, Bob (Vickie) of Carnelian Bay, CA and Ray (Suzanne) of Dell Rapids. Two sisters – Mary (Clint) Tolley of Ramona and Peggy (Bill) Allen of Gillette.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother- Jerry. There will be a parish scripture service at 7:00 PM on Sunday at Weiland Funeral Chapel, Madison, SD which is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.

Amy Marie (Somers) Flemmer

Amy FlemmerServices for Amy Marie Somers Flemmer, of Andover will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Andover with burial following in the Andover Cemetery. Visitation will take place Monday, May 25, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Home in Groton, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.paetznick-garness.com. 

Amy Marie Somers Flemmer died May 21, 2015, at Rosewood Court, Groton, SD, having lived one month longer than her mother who had also died at age 88. The fourth child of Harold A. (H.A.) and Amy (Amsden) Somers, she was born in her parents’ home in Verdon, S.D., on December 16, 1926. At age nine months she moved to Andover, riding in a horse-drawn wagon driven by her mother. Her mother, a former teacher, taught her to read before she began elementary school so in her first year she combined two grades, graduating from Andover High School in 1943. During her secondary years she served as a cheerleader, played basketball, excelled as a trumpet player in the band, and finished as the salutatorian of her class. She then entered Northern State in Aberdeen, graduating in 1945 as an elementary teacher. For the next two years she taught in Mobridge and while attending a dance there met Gordon Flemmer of Selby whom she married on July 6, 1947.

After the marriage she and Gordon settled in Andover where she taught at the school while Gordon farmed and worked with her father at the business which eventually became Somers and Flemmer Service. Amy and Gordon had three children during the early 1950’s – Candace, Kim, and Jon; then the day after turning 48 years old in 1974 she gave birth to their son Ross who she later taught as a fourth grade student.

Friends and social connections were vital to Amy’s happiness; many of her teaching colleagues became her lifelong friends. Earlier in her life she was a member of Eventide Study Club, Wednesday Club, a couples whist club, and a square-dancing group. Additionally she participated in bowling leagues and a golf league in Webster. She was an avid fan of both the Minnesota Twins and Vikings as well as her son’s Dell Rapids St. Mary’s football team. Before Gordon’s death in 1993, they served on the Andover All-School Reunion Committee and participated in couples bridge clubs and a dinner club.

Her faith centered her life. She was confirmed at the Andover Methodist Church where she was also married, but with Gordon she joined Zion Lutheran and remained a member there until her death. During that time she was an active member of the Zion Ladies Aid and related groups.

Amy is survived by her children: Candace (Daniel) Kauffman, Winona, MN; Judge Jon (Jill) Flemmer, Webster, SD; Ross (Cristy) Flemmer, Dell Rapids, SD; her grandchildren: Christopher Kauffman, Amy (Robert Kinyua) Kauffman, Beth (Kevin) DeRonne, Seth Flemmer, Lucas Flemmer, and Jacob Flemmer; her sister Lucille Pett, Whitewater, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon, her son Kim, her parents, and her brothers Eugene and Richard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Storybook Land in Aberdeen, SD, Groton Transit in Groton, SD, or Zion Lutheran in Andover.

Help Wanted: Dells Nursing and Rehab

Due to continued growth, Dells Nursing & Rehab is currently seeking caring, dedicated people for a part time activities position. If you are one of the caring individuals we are looking for, all training will be provided with pay.

*Competitive wage

*Benefits package including vacation and sick time.

 

Please contact Maranda Koernke  at 605-428-5478 for more information or pick up an application at

Dells Nursing & Rehab Center

1400 Thresher Drive, Dell Rapids, SD  57022

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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.  The league received an L-screen, 4 sets of full catcher’s equipment, umpire clickers, baseballs, and bat racks

On Wednesday, May 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.

Billion Chevrolet will also be the tournament sponsor for the Dell Rapids Little League Tournament held on May 29th through May 31.

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Pamela “Pam” (Ottoson) (Hansen) Dobyns

Pamela DobynsMemorial services were held on Mon., May 18, for Pamela Ann “Pam” Dobyns, 60, Cookeville, Tenn., who died on May 8, 2015, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The services will be held in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Chatman officiating.

Pamela Ottoson was born on April 3, 1955, at Dell Rapids to Edwin “Bud” and Anne (Fairhurst) Ottoson. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1985. She married Frank Dobyns on Nov. 24, 1990, and they lived in Anchorage before moving to Cookeville in 2010.

Survivors include her husband, Frank of Cookeville; a daughter, Monica Erickson of Cookeville; three grandchildren; two sisters, Janice (Leo) Dusterhoft of Madison, and Carol (Dick) Hoskinson of Longview, Wash.; two brothers, Larry (Linda) Ottoson of Brandon, and Darrel (Nancy) Ottoson of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Larry Hansen; a son, Matthew Hansen; and a son-in-law, Johnny Erickson.

Memorials may be directed to Heart of the Cumberland, P.O. Box 2474, Cookeville, Tenn., 38503; or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.  Condolences may be sent to www.hhhfunerals.com.

DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Wednesday, May 20th
Lunch:  Pancakes & Sausage, Sloppy Joe, or Sub Sandwich
• **Breakfast and lunch tomorrow AND Friday will be FREE for all students.   A la carte items and seconds will be charged at the usual price and students must have money in their accounts or pay cash for these items.  Only full reimbursable meals will have the charge waived.

  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • GIRLS ACCELERATION!! If you haven’t turned in your form, please get it to Coach Dvorak by Friday.  For any & all girls’ in any sport next year.
  • DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 scholarship to athletes in grade 9-12 next school year.  Applications should be submitted to the office.  Forms are in the office
  • Needed:  Dell Rapids Quarrier t-shirts (gently used) for a t-shirt quilt to be raffled off. All proceeds will be donated to the MS Walk. Bring shirts to the office.
  • Please order your Quarrier Yearbook now, so you don’t miss out! The books are $65. Place your order with Wendy or Mrs. Gleason, or order online through the school website (the link is on the right side of the page with the other news items.) The last day to order is May 27th. Extra books are not guaranteed if you forget now. Please order ASAP to reserve your copy!
  • STUDENTS: All books must be returned to the library (or paid for if lost) before students can get signed out at the end of the week.

 

 

Tuesday, May 19th
Lunch:  Walking Tacos, Home-style Chicken Ranch Pasta, or Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • STUDENTS: All books must be returned to the library (or paid for if lost) before students can get signed out at the end of the week.
  • GIRLS ACCELERATION!! If you haven’t turned in your form, please get it to Coach Dvorak by Friday.  For any & all girls’ in any sport next year.
  • DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 scholarship to athletes in grade 9-12 next school year.  Applications should be submitted to the office.  Forms are in the office
  • Needed:  Dell Rapids Quarrier t-shirts (gently used) for a t-shirt quilt to be raffled off. All proceeds will be donated to the MS Walk. Bring shirts to the office.
  • Please order your Quarrier Yearbook now, so you don’t miss out! The books are $65. Place your order with Wendy or Mrs. Gleason, or order online through the school website (the link is on the right side of the page with the other news items.) The last day to order is May 27th. Extra books are not guaranteed if you forget now. Please order ASAP to reserve your copy!
  • REMINDER: Volleyball OPEN-GYM tonight @ 7:30pm.
  • Good Luck to Kaitlyn Greenhoff & Sarah Haak as they participate in the final day of the STATE golf tournament in Madison.

 

 

Monday, May 18th
Lunch:  Baked Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger, or Sub Sandwich

  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • Students interested in going out for Cross Country next year—Meeting TOMORROW at 8:15am in Mr. Hegge’ room.
  • GIRLS ACCELERATION!! If you haven’t turned in your form, please get it to Coach Dvorak by Friday.  For any & all girls’ in any sport next year.
  • DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 scholarship to athletes in grade 9-12 next school year.  Applications should be submitted to the office.  Forms are in the office
  • Needed:  Dell Rapids Quarrier t-shirts (gently used) for a t-shirt quilt to be raffled off. All proceeds will be donated to the MS Walk. Bring shirts to the office.
  • Please order your Quarrier Yearbook now, so you don’t miss out! The books are $65. Place your order with Wendy or Mrs. Gleason, or order online through the school website (the link is on the right side of the page with the other news items.) The last day to order is May 27th. Extra books are not guaranteed if you forget now. Please order ASAP to reserve your copy!
  • Attention Cheerleaders:  There will be a cheer meeting for all competitive and sideline cheerleaders today at 3:30 in the Middle School commons.