Alison Rae Sharp

Alison Rae Sharp, 10, of Sioux Falls passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 7:00 PM Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 PM Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the funeral home.


Terry Hoxsie

Terry HoxsieTerry William Hoxsie age 65 of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, was taken to his forever home on June 23, 2015. He was born on November 19, 1949 in Clearwater, Nebraska to Vernon and Lorena (Prawitz) Hoxsie. Memorial services will be held Friday June 26, 2015 at 3:00PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Condolences may be left at

The Hoxsie’s settled in Blair, Nebraska. Terry attended Blair High School and graduated in 1967. Following graduation, Terry went off to attend Trade School to become a bricklayer. Terry continued to lay brick for 43 years and in eight different states. He had a passion to create works of art, with an eye for perfection.

On October 5, 1985, Terry married Priscilla Metzler, the love of his life. With marriage he fathered three children whom he loved very much.

Grateful to have shared his life; His wife of 29 years Priscilla Hoxsie, his children; Cora (Randall) Koernke of Dell Rapids, SD, Alan Tilson of Broken Arrow, OK and Kristi (Brian) Marks of Noblesville, IN. His 8 grandchildren Maranda (Dustyn) Nelson of Dell Rapids, SD, Chris Koernke of Sioux Falls, SD, Cory (Ashley) Koernke of Sioux Falls, SD, Seth Tilson of Broken Arrow, OK, Cassie Koernke of Dell Rapids, SD, Ashly Tilson of Indianapolis, IN, Cortney Marks of Noblesville, IN, and Kyle Marks of Noblesville, IN, his 5 great-grandchildren; Matthew, Makayla, Layla, Braxton and Isaac, his sister Sandie Jack of Kennard, NE as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Lorena Hoxsie; brother LeRoy (Butch) Hoxsie, niece Jill Swanson and parents-in-law Calvin and Cora Metzler. A luncheon will be held immediately following services at the Blair VFW.

Richard Nelson

Richard NelsonRichard Nelson, 90, of Trent passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at Trent Baptist Church, Trent, SD. A private burial will follow at a later date at Nelson Cemetery, rural Trent. Condolences may be left at

Richard Charles Nelson was born April 18th, 1925 in rural Moody County to parents Chris and Ella (Anderson) Nelson. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Nelson Country School, in Moody County. He joined the Army April 24, 1945 and was stationed in Japan. Richard married June Swanson February 14, 1947. He took over the family farm until 1978, at which time he moved to Trent. Richard owned his own furniture making and lawn mower repair business. He made furniture for 5 years and then focused solely on lawn mower repair for over 25 years.

Grateful for having shared his life are his sons, Dicky (Kathy) Nelson, Artesian; Randy Nelson, Trent; Steve Nelson and Phil Nelson; 9 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, June; brothers, Willie Nelson and Bernard Nelson and great- grandson, Landon Nelson.


Zachary Nussbaum

Zachary NussbaumZachary Michael Nussbaum passed away on June 21, 2015 in Sioux Falls, SD. His funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in the Reformed Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the Logan Reformed Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 will begin at 1:00 p.m. The family will be present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at

He was born on December 16, 1989 in Plattsburgh, New York. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 2008. Zach was currently employed at Troy’s Wood Specialties in Dell Rapids, SD, where he has been employed since he was 16 years old. Zachary enjoyed music; playing the drums and guitar were some of his hobbies. He also enjoyed family and spending time with his friends. He loved cheering on the Green Bay Packers, along with most of his other family members.

Zachary is survived by his parents, Jason and Tamara Dearduff of Dell Rapids, Rick Witczek, his father; his sister, Cassidy Dearduff and brother, Adam Dearduff, both of Dell Rapids; grandparents, Eugene and Dianne Nussbaum, Roger and Judy Dearduff, Lucy Wendell, and the extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and many others. He is also survived by his best canine friend, “Harley Sue”. Zach was preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis Wendell, and his Uncle Cole Dearduff.

Mabel Ann Heinemann

MMabel Ann Heinemannabel Ann Heinemann, 101, of Flandreau, SD, formerly of Brookings, SD, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Riverview Manor, Flandreau, SD. Mass of Christian Burial has been set for 10:30am Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Brookings, SD. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Monday, June 22, 2015 with a 7:00pm Liturgical Wake Service and a Rosary to follow, at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings. Burial will take place at 1:30pm, Tuesday, at the Ss. Simon & Jude Cemetery in Flandreau, SD. Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Mabel Ann Dubbelde was born March 10, 1914 in Valley Springs, SD, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Schreurs) Dubbelde. Mabel grew up on a farm near Garretson, SD and received her education at Palisades Country School near Garretson, SD. She was united in marriage to Ralph Heinemann on April 14, 1931 at Garretson, SD. Together they raised their seven children on a farm northwest of Flandreau. In 1970, she moved into Flandreau, SD. She was employed at the Flandreau Hospital and Riverview Manor as a Nurses Aid and also worked as a care giver for several families. Ralph died January 6, 2003. Mabel had lived with her son, Larry, in Brookings since 1992 before moving into Riverview Manor, in Flandreau, SD in 2012.

She was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, the Catholic Daughters, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Catholic Guild, Cursillo, the Senior Citizens, 4-H Leader of Happy Youngsters 4-H Club and the Sioux River Sue Extension Club. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, painting, traveling, reading, making Rosaries and especially spending time with family and friends.

Mabel is survived by her children, LaVonne Headrick of Flandreau, SD, Beverly (Ronald) Minor of Flandreau, SD, Marcene (Clarence Whipple) Rachael of St. Michael, MN, Dr. Marshann (David) Snyder of Fairfax, VA, Leonard (Lynelle) Heinemann of Dell Rapids, SD, Larry Heinemann of Brookings, SD, Dr. Leslie (Libby) Heinemann of Flandreau, SD; 20 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 35 great great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Froseth of Garretson, SD; one brother, Rodney (Delene) Dubbelde of Sherman, SD and special friends Pieter and Wietske Numan and family from the Netherlands.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Gertrude and Mary, four brothers, Frank, Joe, Theodore and Harold and one son-in-law, Richard Headrick.

Eugene “Gene” Furness

Gene FurnessEugene D. “Gene” Furness, age 81, Clark, died in the Golden Living Center at Clark early Thursday, June 18, 2015 after a long illness with lung and kidney failure. He had entered the care center on Tuesday afternoon under Hospice care.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Clark with burial following in the Munt Hope Cemetery at Watertown. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Furness Funeral Home at Clark and will continue at the Church after 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  Condolences may be left at

He was born Eugene Donald Furness on April 16, 1934 at Watertown, the first born son of Elmer and Stella (Johnson) Furness. Gene attended Watertown schools, graduating from Watertown High School in 1952.  He met and later married Joan Bierscheid on March 23, 1956 at Watertown. The couple lived in Watertown while he continued his education graduating with a B.A. in secondary education in 1958. He worked for a year for the City of Watertown in the electric division as a draftsman and then a brief time worked at the Watertown Co-op Elevator. In the fall of 1959, he was hired by the Clark School District as a teacher and coach. The couple moved to Clark that fall. He continued with the Clark School District serving as teacher, coach, elementary principal and athletic director and in 1975 became the High School principal. During this time he furthered his education by obtaining a B.A. in elementary education from Huron College in 1970 and a master’s degree in school administration in 1973 from Northern State University. In 1984 he took a job with the Waubay School District, still living in Clark, and served as High School principal, later as CEO and athletic director until retiring in 2000.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1959 where he had served as President and a Trustee as well as a member of numerous committees over the years. He enjoyed gardening – especially roses, going to concerts- especially Dixieland Jazz, watching sports and being with the grandchildren.  Gene will long be remembered as a supporter of local sports and following many of the players over the years.

Grateful for having shared in his life is his wife Joan of Clark, sons, Greg of Clark, Geof (Misty) of Dell Rapids and Brad (Marsha) of Clark; grandchildren, Christopher and Kenlie Furness, brothers, Kenn Furness and Curt (Kathy) Furness all of Denver, CO, step-grandchildren, Cierra and Kelcie Hauf, Chad (Tara) Thomas, Chris Thomas, Danielle (Ed) Maack, Josh Thomas, Nick (Laura) Thomas and Micah Thomas and 14 step great-grandchildren.  He also leaves in-laws, Janice Bierscheid of Watertown, Bob (Joan) Bierscheid of Roseville, MN and LaDonna Bierscheid of Watertown along with nieces and nephews.

Mary Price

Mary PriceFuneral services for Mary M. Price, 90, Aberdeen, will be 2:00 pm, Friday, June 19, 2015 at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen with Pastor Jon Damaska and Dr. Harold E. Salem officiating. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen. Mary died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Visitation is from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday with family present from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at 

Mary Marie Frankenberger was born February 28, 1925 in Sioux Falls, SD to Earl and Josephine “Josie” (Maakestad) Frankenberger. She grew up and went to school in McLaughlin graduating in 1942. She obtained her business degree from a business college in Rapid City, SD.

Mary married Everett Price on December 26, 1943 in Hettinger, ND. They made their first home in Haynes, ND, where he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and she enjoyed being a homemaker. They later moved to McLaughlin, SD. In 1974 they moved to Mobridge, where Everett continued to work for the Milwaukee Railroad as the depot agent. Following his retirement, they moved to Aberdeen to be closer to family.

Mary loved to cook and entertain. She was always the happiest when she was entertaining friends and family. She had a strong faith in God and lived her life loving Jesus. Her delight was her family, especially her grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed by all of her children and they take comfort in knowing that she is whole again and in the presence of her Lord and with those who went before her.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Tim (Michele) Price, Aberdeen, Diane Brokaw, Fairview, TX, and Brad (Tracie) Price, Dell Rapids, SD; grandchildren: Warren (Crystal) Horse Looking, Michele Horse Looking, Kathleen Smith, Amey Horse Looking, Lee Larabee (Veronica Navarro), Thomas Larabee, Jessica (Jack) Phinney, Libby Price, Edward Price, Samantha Price, Elizabeth Price, Josephine Price, William Price: eighteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Everett Price, parents, Frank and Josie Frankenberger, daughter, Peggy Larabee and sister, Donna Herstein.

Dennis Jensen

Dennis JensenDennis Eugene Jensen, 79, of Dell Rapids died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his farm due to injuries received in a farm accident.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 At Celebration United Methodist Church, Brandon. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux Falls.  Condolences may be left at

Dennis was born in Viborg on July 21, 1935 to Ervin and Laura (Berthelsen) Jensen at the home of his maternal grandparents, George and Alice Berthelsen. He attended school in rural Turner County and graduated from Freeman High School in 1953. Dennis married Delaine Andersen at Dell Rapids, March 24, 1965. They farmed west of Dell Rapids for 43 years until her passing on September 3, 1999.

Dennis had two main interests airplanes and music. He learned to fly at Larchwood, Iowa in 1969 and held a Commercial Instrument rating, logging 9000 hours aerial spraying in 26 years. He and Delaine belonged to the International Flying Farmers for 30 years and Dennis held all the State offices and two terms as Region Five Director. Dennis is also a 40 year member of the EAA and attended the convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin 27 times.

As a young man he played in local dance bands for 25 years, he played the accordion from 1952 to 1977 including 13 years with the Jack Milton Band of Sioux Falls. Dennis was proud of his Danish heritage and his ability to speak the language. He was a long time member of the Madison Senior Center.

He married Barbara Powers May 24, 2012 at Brandon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Delaine and a baby grandson.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Barbara, his son, Deleigh Jensen and his wife Kim, Dell Rapids; a daughter, Delight Elsinger, Sioux Falls, grandchildren, Kody, Morgan, Luke, and Dylan Jensen and Mindy Elsinger; a sister, Cheryl (Gary) Walz, Freeman.

Paula Lautt

Paula LauttPaula Lautt, 50, of Sioux Falls, completed her journey to heaven on June 17th, 2015 after a courageous and faithful battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family.

Celebration of life services will be 10:30 am Saturday, June 20, at Celebrate Community Church, 1000 S. Sycamore Ave. with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD. Condolences may be left at

Paula Jo Lautt was born May 13th, 1965 in Brookings, SD to Hiene and Lavonne (Anderson) Junge. Paula grew up in Watertown, SD and graduated from Watertown High School in 1983. There she met the love of her life, Jeff Lautt, and they were united in marriage on January 12, 1991. Jeff and Paula relocated to Dell Rapids, SD where they would make their home, and raise their children for the next twenty years. Upon becoming ‘empty nesters’ they moved to Sioux Falls two years ago.

Paula spent most of her adult life working in the restaurant business, a hair salon, and most important of all being an incredible wife and mom. She would describe herself as ‘simple’ and those who knew her well would wholeheartedly agree. She’ll be remembered by the never ending outpouring of love from her heart to others. God gave her the gift of giving freely of herself to others regardless of who or what.

Paula had a free spirit. She loved the natural things God created for her fun and serenity. She cherished most just spending time with family and friends. She also had a passion for lakes and oceans. The sunshine and smell of nature’s air put a smile on her face no one could take away. This passion carried her into learning how to ride a motorcycle. She loved getting her own Harley Davidson to ride with Jeff and friends. Another of Paula’s favorites was driving down the highway in her convertible, with the top down of course. She loved to laugh, have fun and spend quality time with those she loved the most. She’ll be remembered for her golden personality, rainbow smile and unwavering faith.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 24 years, Jeff Lautt, Sioux Falls, SD; four children, Erik (Beth) Kludt, Dell Rapids, SD; Miranda Kludt, Harrisburg, SD; Taylor Lautt, Harrisburg, SD; and Dylan Lautt, Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren, Jade Kludt, Auhbree Kludt, Bryce Kludt and Ashtyn Lautt; her parents, Hiene and Lavonne Junge, Watertown, SD; two brothers, Mike (Laurie) Junge, Phoenix, AZ, Don Junge, Des Moines, IA; father and mother-in-law, LeRoy and Carol Lautt, Sioux Falls, SD; three brother and sister in-laws, Jan (Tammy) Clary, Sioux Falls, SD; LeRoy (Rhonda) Lautt, Plankinton, SD; Bryan (Tina) Lautt, Huron, SD. She was preceded in death by a premature infant child; and her grandparents.

James Kirkeby

James KirkebyJames A. Kirkeby, 72, of Brandon, died Fri., June 12, 2015. His funeral service will be 11 AM Wed., June 17 at Brandon Lutheran Church. Visitation begins at 5 PM Tue., June 16 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon, where the family will greet friends from 5-7 PM. Condolences may be left at

Survivors include his wife, Marlene; 3 children, Kari (Ron) Heller and Michael (Wendy) Kirkeby, both of Brandon, Kristin (Joshua) Oliver, Sioux Falls; 6 grandchildren, Ella and Brielynn Heller, Joseph and Maxwell Kirkeby, Kambri and Kinsley Oliver; and a brother, Leland (Doris) Kirkeby, Dell Rapids.