Anne “Annie” Getty

Anne GettyAnne M. “Annie” Getty, 77, died Fri., June 23, 2017. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Tue., June 27 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon. Visitation begins at 5 PM Mon., June 26 at the funeral chapel in Brandon, where the family will greet friends from 5-7 PM. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.

Survivors include 3 children, Amanda (Lee) Thedens, Sioux Falls, Adam Getty, Brandon, Connie (Chris) Noe, Tecumseh, KS; 5 grandsons, Dustin Lickteig, Sioux Falls, Nick (Abbie) Lickteig, Dell Rapids, SD, Derrick Getty, Parker, SD, Christopher Noe II, Topeka, KS, Maxwell Noe, Tecumseh, KS; and 1 great-grandson, Blake Getty, Parker, SD.

Evelyn Fischer-Haugen

Evelyn Fischer-Haugen, 83, of Sioux Falls, formerly Dell Rapids, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center.

Evelyn Mae Sinning was born on March 31, 1934, on a farm south of Lennox, SD, the daughter of Wilmer and Rena (Harms) Sinning. She grew up attending rural school and graduated from Lennox High School in 1952.

On May 12, 1954 she married Eugene Fischer at the Turner County First Presbyterian Church, rural Davis, SD. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Worthing, SD. Two children were born to this union. Eugene died on August 22, 1986.

On September 14, 1996 she was united in marriage to Elmer Haugen at the Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. The couple made their home near Dell Rapids, SD, before moving into Sioux Falls in 2006.

Evelyn had worked in the environmental services area at Sioux Valley Hospital (now Sanford USD Medical Center) for over 20 years until retiring in 1999. She was a member of Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Evelyn was a “home body” who enjoyed word search puzzles and gospel music. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Besides her husband Eugene, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Elmer Haugen, Sioux Falls; two children: Beverly (John) Ness, Lennox and Kevin (Tammy) Fischer, Worthing; one granddaughter, Amanda (Mark) Fink, Sioux Falls and two step-grandchildren: Kayla Wright, Sioux Falls and Todd Wright, Colorado, as well as other relatives and friends.

On-line condolences may be left at the Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home website.

 

Evelyn Bastemeyer

Evelyn BastemeyerEvelyn Bastemeyer, 90, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Her Memorial Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service.  On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Evelyn was born on October 2, 1926, at Deming, NM, the daughter of Floyd and Angela (Gonzles) Hill. She grew up in New Mexico and moved to California. There she met Cliff Bastemeyer in 1940. The couple married five years later and moved to Dell Rapids in 1945 where Cliff began working for the railroad. The couple then moved to Geddes, SD and Big Stone, SD before returning to Dell Rapids. Evelyn enjoyed horses and her family. She and Cliff had two children, Stanley J. Bastemeyer; and a daughter, Linda Rae Cottingham.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Cliff in 2012, an infant son, Stanley, a daughter, Linda Rae in 2012, a great-grandson, John Kiral and a great great-grandson, Christopher.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Mike Cottingham of Litchfield, MN; her grandchildren, Michelle of Virginia Beach, VA, Travis Kiral of Warrensburg, MO, Heather Cottingham of Huron and Heidi (Keith) Stroud of Iroquois; twelve great-grandchildren and several great great-grandchildren.

Michael “Mick” Krantz

Mick KrantzMichael “Mick” Krantz, 71, Dell Rapids, SD passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls after a courageous battle with ALS disease since April of 2014. Mick was born on April 20, 1946 in Sioux Falls son of Andy and Alice (Ingemann) Krantz. He received his education at Juve Country School and graduated from Trent High School in 1964. He started working at Amdahl Motors in Pipestone and was married on July 2, 1965 at Dell Rapids to Mary Ryan. They started farming east of Trent and continued to farm even after they moved to Dell Rapids in 2011. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and he served on the church council, the Cenex Board and the Flandreau School Board. Mick loved to work on the farm, motorcycling, attending grandchildren’s events, socializing with people and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 children: Todd (Jennifer), Flandreau, Michelle (Jerry) Bunkers, Dell Rapids, Kevin (AliceAnn), Dell Rapids; 9 grandchildren: Tate (Emily), Paige, O’Shae, Alexis, Elizabeth, Michael, Andrew, Sidney, Brooklynn; 1 great-grandson, Henry; 3 siblings, Jim (Linda) Nelson, Watertown, SD, Billy (Joann) Nelson, Garden City, KS, Barb (Rodney) Hoffman, Lenexa, KS and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Roger Hersrud and his wife, Lynette.

Visitation will be 4:30 – 7:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2017 with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. Burial will be in Oslo Cemetery, Trent, SD. Memorials to the ALS Association.  On-line condolences may be left at Skroch Funeral Chapel.

DeLoris “De” Erickson

DeLoris EricksonDeLoris “De” Erickson, long time Minnehaha County Treasurer, passed away quietly on June 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was 88 years old. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 13 at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD. Interment to follow at Dell Rapid Cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at the Miller Funeral Home website.

Pearl DeLoris Marjorie Erickson was born in Minot, ND on July 16, 1929 to Ole and Annetta (Otterness) Erickson. After the death of De’s father in 1935, the family moved to Dell Rapids, SD to live with their grandfather, Lars J. Otterness. De graduated from Dell Rapids Public School in 1947. She worked in Voy’s Drug Store in Dell Rapids for 3 years – 2 years while in high school and 1 year after graduation. In 1948, De began work in the Minnehaha County Treasurers Office where she served for 12 years. DeLoris was elected to the Minnehaha County Treasurers Office in 1960 where she served as treasurer for 38 years. She was elected to the Minnehaha County Treasurer’s Office 10 times.

De was an excellent French Horn Player in high school band. She excelled as a French horn soloist where she attained superiors in state competition. She also sang in the church and school choirs. She was an avid reader attaining awards for the number of books that she read from the public library. After graduation, she was a member of the Sioux Falls Republican Women’s organization and the National Republican Party, Legion Auxiliary, and the Snow Trackers Snow Mobile Club, and was an active member of First Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, snowmobiling, traveling, reading, and babysitting her nephews and niece. De was very kind and thoughtful of others. She was blessed with a charitable spirit helping others with her person and financial gifts.

Grateful for having shared her life are her brothers Milton (Joyce) Erickson and Eugene (Betty) Erickson; her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

De was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Reuben Cyrus Erickson, who was killed in action in Korea.

Request that memorials be given to First Lutheran Church Media Ministry, First Lutheran Youth Group, or to McCrossan’s Boys Ranch.

Luella Buskerud

Luella BuskerudLuella C. Buskerud, 95, of Dell Rapids passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Lund Hospice House in AZ, where she had recently moved to be close to her daughter. Her Memorial Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids Chapel.

Grateful for having a wonderful mother and grandmother are Sharon (Jon) Kayser of Mesa, AZ, Terry (Veronica) Buskerud of North Bend, OR and Ron (Marcia) Buskerud of Rapid City, SD; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandson; many nieces, nephews and close friend, Joyce Geraets and many more dear friends.

On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

 

 

Luella C. Buskerud, 95, of Dell Rapids passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Lund Hospice House in AZ, where she had recently moved to be close to her daughter. A memorial service will be scheduled later this summer. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Luella was born on March 26, 1922 in Chester, SD to Nels and Pauline (Sorenson) Pederson. She attended Rudd Country School for 8 years. She and her siblings walked the two miles to school in all types of weather. She graduated from Chester High School. Luella met her husband at Spawn’s beach where they danced to Lawrence Welk. They were married in 1940 and lived in Dell Rapids where she lived with two small children when Orville served in WWII. They raised their three children in Dells and she continued living there until just recently moving close to her daughter.

She loved company, you always had coffee and something to go with it at her house. Cooking was a favorite pastime of hers and she was a wonderful cook. In the later years her passion was putting puzzles together and listening to KXRB. Luella and her husband started Buskerud Construction and she was the parts runner for them.

She attended the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids and was on a monthly church letter committee where she brought treats often. She was a very giving person and always put others first. She never complained and always looked on the positive side of life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Orville Buskerud, her sister, Viola Hoyme and her four brothers, Herman, Thermal, Leonard and Alvin Pederson.

Grateful for having a wonderful mother and grandmother are Sharron (Jon) Kayser of Mesa, AZ, Terry (Veronica) Buskerud of North Bend, OR and Ron (Marcia) Buskerud of Rapid City, SD; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandson; many nieces, nephews and close friend, Joyce Geraets and many more dear friends.

Al Weisbecker

Al WeisbeckerAl Weisbecker, a former Dell Rapids resident, age 86, of Madison, died May 22, 2017, at his residence.  On-line condolences may be left at the Ellsworth Funeral Home.

Albert Frank Weisbecker was born March 29, 1931, at Aberdeen, to Albert and Hazel (Gillis) Weisbecker. He graduated from Aberdeen Central High where he was all-state in football before attending Northern State University. During college he joined the SD Army National Guard and served during the Korean War in Alaska. He returned to Northern State where he graduated and was all-conference in football. Al later received his master’s degree from South Dakota State University. Following college, he taught and coached all sports at Bristol High School before taking the same positions at Ruthton, MN and Watertown.

Al married MaryJane Houske on December 20, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison then returned to Watertown and taught and coached for two years before moving to Flandreau where he was the football coach. The couple then moved to Madison where he coached, taught and was the athletic director. He led the Madison football team to its only ESD conference championship. Al then began teaching and was the defensive coordinator at DSU and led the team to victory at the Boot Hill Bowl. For 17 years he was defensive coach at Dakota State, where his defensive unit topped the nation in defense in 1977 allowing only 4.3 points per game.

In 1985, the family moved to Spearfish where Al was the head football coach at Black Hill State University and was voted Coach of the Year. While at BHS he began participating in the SD Senior Games when he turned 55. Al and his family then moved to Dell Rapids and he became the Executive Director of the SD Senior Games. The family returned to Madison and he retired a few years ago. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dell Rapids American Legion, and was a member of NSU, DSU, and SD Senior Games Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Casper Frank Weisbecker; two sisters, Beverly Ochs and Janice Skorheim; one grandson, Kalvin Berry “KB” Hernandez; and one brother-in-law, Harold Houske.

Survivors include his wife MaryJane; two children, Lynn Hernandez of Madison, William Weisbecker of Egan; two grandchildren, Benjamin (Allison) Hernandez, Julian (Amanda) Hernandez; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Julian, Ruby, Jadeyn, James; one sister-in-law Margaret Weisbecker of Mankato, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to the DSU Foundation or an organization of choice. The family has chosen body donation to the USD School of Medicine.

 

Duane “Duke” Brende

Duke BrendeDuane “Duke” Brende passed away unexpectedly of an apparent embolism on Saturday, May 27, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Kahler Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the Christian Wake service at 7:00 p.m.  On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Duane “Duke” Clifford Brende was born on June 18, 1951 in Sioux Falls, SD to Clifford and Leona (Nelson) Brende. He grew up and attended school in Baltic, graduating from Baltic High School in 1969. He attended and graduated from Dakota State University in Madison. After college, he met the love of his life Patti Shelquist. They were married on June 4, 1977 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. The couple made their home in Dell Rapids. Duke was employed at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls and was looking forward to his upcoming retirement.

Duke was the finest example of a true family man. He was an extremely caring and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved Patti with all of his heart and took pride in the life and family they built together. He played a monumental role in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Duke was well known for his true passion for sports. He attended countless hours of ball games throughout the years. He enjoyed watching Ross and Erin’s sporting events growing up and played an active role as a coach and mentor. Duke rooted passionately for the Yankees, Colts, and Duke Blue Devils. Nobody despised the Red Sox or Tom Brady more than he did. He was also a committed fan to all the area teams and was looking forward to watching his grandchildren and their various activities. He and Patti were past presidents of the DRHS Booster Club and were named boosters of the year for 1995-1996. Duke will undoubtedly be missed by many.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a past Legion baseball coach and took pride in coaching the team that made it to state in 1998.

Duke is preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Walter and Bernice Shelquist.

He is survived by his wife, Patti of Dell Rapids, his son, Ross (Tiffany) Brende of Dell Rapids and their sons, Jace, Brooks, and Jax; his daughter, Erin (Eric) Carlson of St. Michael, MN and their children, Anthony, Avery and Maclin; his brother, Don (Pat) Brende of Dell Rapids; his sister-in-law, Mary Jo Shelquist of Dell Rapids; his nephews, Scot Brende and Steve Brende; his niece, Sherri Brende and his extended family and many friends.

Roland Rust

Roland RustRoland D. Rust, 68, of Estelline, SD, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Prairie Lakes Hospital, in Watertown, SD. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. On-line condolences may be left at the Geise Funeral Chapel website.

Roland Dennis Rust was born December 5, 1948, in Estelline, SD, the son of George and Luella Mae (Lamberg) Rust. He graduated from Estelline High School in 1967. He joined the National Guard after high school. After he completed Basic Training, he worked for Minneapolis-Moline. On January 3, 1970, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Cindy Papka. Together they had two children, Shelly and Joe Rust. He spent a summer in Presho, SD before returning to the family farm. He farmed and raised cattle in Estelline until 2012. He then pursued his lifelong dream of being a cattle rancher. With the help of Kent Morris, Gary Linneman and Walt Church, Roland was able to fulfill his dream and still be able to be at home with his friends and family.

He was past president of the Hamlin County Sportsman Club, President of the Dempster Co-op Grain, member of the American Legion, Jaycees and Estelline Rodeo Club. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the church board. Roland’s hard work, dedication and ability to befriend anyone he came across, leaves us with many memories to cherish and honor.

Grateful for having shared his life is his wife of 47 wonderful years, Cindy Rust, of Estelline, SD; daughter, Shelly (Lance) Bird and their daughter, Kami, of Worthington, MN; son, Joe (Trista) Rust and their daughters, Kodi, Kenzie, Kya and Karissa, of Castlewood, SD; twin brother, Rodney (Kandi) Rust, of Dell Rapids, SD; his sisters-in law, Dot Colberg, Jan (Dale) Sonnenburg and Judy Keimig; brother-in-law, Denny (Connie) Papka and his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, JoAnn Stonehouse; parents-in-law, Stanley and Mamie Papka, brothers-in-law, Bud Papka, Dean Mohan, Wally Colberg and sisters-in-law, Mary Papka and Karen Mohan.

Alice Petersen

Alice PetersenAlice J. Petersen, 82, of Dell Rapids passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Her funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Kahler Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Alice Buss, an avid horseback rider, grew up on the family dairy farm near Magnolia, MN. She attended Magnolia High School and was an active participant in 4H, choir and was crowned Miss Rock County. After graduation, she began work at a law firm in Luverne as a Paralegal and there, she met her husband of 48 years, Richard C. Petersen.

They had three children, Elizabeth (Morgan) Mendelson of Sioux Falls, SD; Bryce (Echo) Petersen of Plankinton, SD and Tracy (Marc) Edmondson of Lake Oswego, OR. Dick and Alice moved their young family to Dell Rapids, SD in 1961. Together, they were long-time business owners of Petersen Pharmacy and Gifts. Alice was very active in the Dell Rapids community. She was a core member of the group that launched the community theater, OOPS; member of the PEO sisterhood; benefactor of the Carnegie Library restoration project; founding member of the Dell Rapids golf course; and was an active volunteer in the elementary school reading program and high school band, choir, and theatre productions. She was a prominent member of the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church and sang soprano in the church choir.   Alice considered herself fortunate to winter in Mesa, AZ for the last 10 years and enjoyed her time in the warm sun with friends, bible study and water aerobics.

Alice was naturally gifted in vocal music.   At a young age, she sang in competitions, on Minnesota Public Radio, in various choirs, on stage, and always to her grandchildren. Her love and interest carried beyond music to include oil palette knife painting.   Alice was a voracious reader and conversant on a wide range of topics from politics to the financial markets. She had a unique ability to impart simple wisdom and compassion to young and old. She loved animals, and one of her greatest joys was raising Siamese cats and was known to her family and friends as the “crazy cat lady”. On her 75th birthday, her granddaughters surprised her with a trip to Las Vegas and presented her with a new feline companion Joey, who was at her bedside until last breath.

Alice fought a courageous battle against multiple cancers over the last several years. With grit, determination and strong will, she was able to enjoy many special family moments including the marriages of three grandchildren: Kelly (Petersen) and Chad Nielson, Tyndall, SD; Courtney (Mendelson) and Graham Van Horn, Sioux Falls, SD, Trenton Mendelson and Jesse Zhang, Wuxi, China and celebrated the college graduations of Kelsey and Sara Edmondson, Lake Oswego, OR. Most recently she welcomed her first great grandchild Rhett Van Horn.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, parents, Ruth (DeGroot) and Herman Buss, and siblings, Marion Binford and Donald Buss.

Memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids or the Dell Rapids Carnegie Library.