Edith Perault

Edith PeraultEdith Arlene Perault, 88, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Kadoka Nursing Home

Edith Arlene Bennett was born Oct. 30, 1925, to Fred M. and Ida L. (Schulz) Bennett. She attended grade school at Brady School in rural Jackson County, and graduated from Philip High School in 1943. She obtained a teaching certificate at Springfield College.

Edith taught school in rural Haakon County. She then moved to Kadoka and worked at the rationing office in Kadoka during WWII, where items such as tires, gasoline, sugar, flour and other items were rationed.

On March 29, 1946, Edith was married to George W. Headlee. They had two sons and two daughters. They resided south of Interior at Headlee Ranch. She worked alongside her husband in operation of the ranch. George passed away on March 14, 1966. Edith and the younger children moved to Kadoka in the fall of 1966, and Dennis returned to college.

While in Kadoka, Edith worked at Hogen’s Hardware and the Belvidere State Bank – Kadoka. She learned to bowl, and enjoyed bowling very much. During these years, Edith boarded students from surrounding rural areas that were attending high school in Kadoka.

On April 29, 1975, Edith was married to Charles O. Perault. They resided on the Perault Ranch south of Stamford on the White River. She again assisted in the operation of the ranch. Edith enjoyed bird watching and having coffee with family and friends. Charles passed away on March 15, 2007. Edith moved to the Gateway Apartments in Kadoka that spring, and was a resident of the Kadoka Care Center since the spring of 2013.

She is survived by her children, Dennis (Melody) Headlee, Pleasant Hill, IA, Vicki Wilson, Kadoka, William (Norma) Headlee, Belvidere, and Mary Knight, Sherwood, AR; 10 grandchildren, Michelle (Randy) Ford, Asheboro, NC, Jason (Val) Headlee, Sioux Falls, Robert (Hilary) Headlee, Ventura, CA, Reagan (Terry) Ison, Fort Worth, TX, Willard (Jennifer) Wilson, Eastover, SC, Anora (Brian) Henderson, Hamill, Corale (Dan) Dorn, Dell Rapids, Monica (John) Dorn, Hendricks, MN, William (Jennifer) Headlee, Ames, IA, and Donella Headlee, Sioux Falls; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Edith was preceded in death by her brothers, Magnus, Harvey, Orville, and Donald Bennett; and her sisters, Gladys Olson and Marjorie Hosek.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com.

Darlene (Goodale) Lodmell

Darlene LodmellDarlene Lodmell, 79, of Dell Rapids passed away Tuesday morning, August 19, 2014 following a battle with numerous health issues.  Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Friday, August 22, 2014 followed by a brief prayer service at 7:00pm at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.  Condolences may be left at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.

Funeral and burial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00am at Willow Creek Lutheran Church, with a reception following.

Darlene Mavis Mary Goodale was born July 31, 1935 in Dell Rapids. She received a teaching certificate and taught school several years. She married Ellsworth Lodmell on December 23, 1954, and they raised five children.

Darlene was involved in a number of church activities including choir director, Ladies Aid, the annual Christmas program and teaching Sunday school. In the 1970’s she owned a children’s and young misses store, Your Kid’n’Me. Darlene was an avid bowler for over 50 years and felt especially proud of membership in the 600 Series Club. She also enjoyed traveling, baking and chatting over coffee with friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother and sister. Grateful for having shared her life are her children: sons and their wives, Rick (Sue), Illinois and Torin (Marcia), Dell Rapids, daughters and their husbands, Lori (Charlie) Blake, Washington, Darci (Michael) Niva, California and Ginger (Jon) Rumzis, Arizona. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Moriah (Rahmi) Aiken, Ashley (Curtis) Coe, Whitney (Nick) Taylor, Emily (Liz) Mathews, Peter, Charity and Adam Niva, Zane, Ethan, Tori and Devin Lodmell and Brittany and Mercedes Lodmell.


Gregory “Greg” Matheny

Greg MathenyMass of Christian Burial for Gregory “Greg” M. Matheny will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids with Fr. John Lantsberger as the officiant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the start of the service on Saturday. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com

Greg was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on July 17, 1965 to the late Michael and Laurietta (Fey) Matheny. He attended Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota and graduated in 1984. He joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol and graduated from the police academy in 1991. After graduating he was assigned to Presho, South Dakota as his first duty station.

On August 18, 1999 Greg was united in marriage to Ann M. Brown. They moved from Presho, South Dakota to Brookings, South Dakota where they started their family and had two children; Haley and Brenden. Greg had 22 years on with the South Dakota Highway Patrol when he retired in April of 2014.

Life after the Highway Patrol included the family moving down to Boca Raton, Florida. Greg was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing the guitar, and cooking. Greg passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 49 and preceded in death by his father. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 14 years, Ann Matheny; his children, Brenden and Haley; his mom, Laurietta Matheny of Dell Rapids; his sisters, June Rasmussen of Sioux Falls and Angela (Patrick) Ellison of Dell Rapids; his nieces, nephew and extended family.

Greg always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. Greg you will be missed but not forgotten. Memorials may be directed to the Greg Matheny Memorial Fund.

Stanley Lundquist

Stanley LUndquistStanley H. Lundquist, Sioux Falls, formerly of Estelline, was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Kingsbury County.

He received his education in Erwin and graduated from Erwin High School in 1953. Stan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1956, he continued his education at SDSU and received his degree in 1958.

He was united in marriage to Rochelle J. Anderson on April 29, 1960, in Pipestone, Minn. He was employed as a conservation officer with the Game, Fish and Parks Department from 1960 until his retirement in 1998. Stan was very instrumental in establishing the Mickelson Wetland Memorial west of Estelline. Rochelle died on Feb. 23, 2004, and Stan continued to live in Estelline until moving to Dell Rapids and later moving to Sioux Falls. He died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls at the age of 78 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline, the Sportsman Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by one son, Jeff Lundquist (Rebecca) and their two daughters, Amber and Sienna of Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Lisa Schroeder (Jim) and their son, Zachary of Dell Rapids; five brothers, Raymond (Lisa) of Mooresville, N.C., Kenneth (Barbara) of Sioux Falls, Harlow (Annette) of Garretson, Larry of Billings, Mont., and Robert (Ann) of Gettysburg; and two sisters, Joyce Jensen (Virgil) of Erwin and Gladys Horsted (Burton) of Sioux Falls.

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Rochelle, his parents, three brothers, Neal, Harold and Roy and one sister, Esther Daily,

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Geise Funeral Home in Estelline. Condolences may be left at www.geisefuneralhome.com

Dale “Buddy” May

Buddy MayBuddy May, age 64, of Huron, SD, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at his home. Dale Allen May, son of Dale A. and Lillian (Trotter) May, was born on January 21, 1950, in Huron, South Dakota. He graduated from Huron High School in 1968.

Following an undefeated season in 1967, Buddy became the South Dakota State Wrestling champion in his weight class. He attended Huron College and continued his wrestling career becoming the SDIC champion in 1969. He also qualified for the national wrestling tournament in 1969-1970.

On February 16, 1974, Buddy married Linda Weinzetl in Huron. Buddy worked as a federal meat inspector for USDA in Huron and the upper Midwest area for many years. On March 13, 1987, Buddy married Susan Kline in Huron.

On November 4, 2004, Buddy married Evonne Addison in Brookings. In 2004 Buddy began working for Fair City Foods in Huron as produce manager until ill health forced his retirement in May 2014. Buddy’s family and friends always came first in his life. In addition, his many hobbies and interests included Huron Tigers High School wrestling (beginning in his high school years Buddy attended every South Dakota state wrestling tournament); car races; tinkering in his garage; and “toy rides” with his step-daughter, Erin.

He is survived by his wife, Evonne of Huron; 5 children, Tony (Amy) May of Clarinda, IA, Sarah May of Huron, Melissa (Scott) Cady of Gillette, WY, Nikie (Brent) LaFortune of Dell Rapids, and TJ May of Huron; 4 step-children, Carla Addison of Aberdeen, Tara (Corey) Gaulrapp of Aberdeen, Robert French of Aberdeen, and Erin French of Aberdeen; 17 grandchildren; his father, Dale May of Huron; 3 sisters, Rita Swanson of Winter Park, FL, his twin Gayle (Tom) Langbehn of Durant, IA, and Char (Brad) Olson of Rapid City; many nieces, and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian in 2001; grandson, Austin Bowman; and half-brother, Lyle Timperley.

Buddy died Thursday morning at his home at the age of 64 years, 6 months, 16 days. His body has been cremated and his memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 11, 2014, at Congregational United Church of Christ. Memorial visitation with family present will be Sunday, August 10, from 7-9 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.welterfuneralhome.com

Floyd Weelborg

Floyd WeelborgFloyd H. Weelborg, 90, of Dell Rapids passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His Mass of Christian Burial will begin 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with the family present at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Christian Wake Service will be at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow in the church. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com

Floyd H. Weelborg was born on October 30, 1923 at Hazel, SD, the son of Henry and Lucy (Schickedanz) Weelborg. He grew up in the Hazel area and graduated from Hazel High School in 1942. He farmed with his family until he married Jean Allen on October 3, 1949 in Dell Rapids. They farmed near Hazel until April of 1954 when they moved to a farm north of Dell Rapids. Floyd retired in 1993. Jean died in 1998. Floyd remained on the farm until the time of his death.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his bountiful harvest with many. He liked entering his fudge and carrot cake in the Moody County Fair along with his many photographs. He grew Indian Corn that was used on the Corn Palace Murals and on the Christmas tree in the Capitol. He enjoyed raising huge pumpkins and photography.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Irene and Della and one brother, Selmer.

Floyd is survived by his four sons, Michael (Ruby Posey) of Lumberton, MS, Steven of Lumberton, MS, Larry (Jane) of Custer, SD and Tony of Sioux Falls; his five daughters, Paula (Shean) Breen of Sioux Falls, Linda (Dennis) Makris of Pensacola, FL, Rita (Jeff) Buller of Sioux Falls, Deanna (Robert) McMurry of San Pedro, CA and Rebecka (Brian) Ramlo of Brookings; his 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Roy “Bud” Purvis

Bud PurvisOn August 11, 2014, Roy “Bud” Purvis left this world for a better place, having made this world a better place.

Growing up in Kaw City, OK, Bud was very active in 4H and public speaking competitions, winning a multitude of awards. He worked his way through Oklahoma State University, and thus was a Cowboy all his life. Immediately following graduation, he embarked upon a 37 year career with Phillips Petroleum Company in various capacities and locations.

Bud built his retirement home in rural Dell Rapids, SD in 1999, turning part of his in-law’s pasture into a garden spot that brought great pleasure to friends and family alike. Many were the birthdays/holidays/evenings spent picnicking “at Bud’s pond”.

While his residence was in South Dakota, Bud’s Oklahoma roots remained. He made regular trips to Bartlesville to see family, reconnect with friends, and spend time with his poker club. He and Mary, his wife of 20 years, travelled widely and often, making the most of their time together. Bud’s ability to converse was unparalleled and often laced with humor, the likes of which we will treasure in our hearts for years.

Bud’s life was a particular blessing to his wife Mary Joneson, his daughters Sheri (Mark) Sweeney and Susan (Brad) Jones, his sons Glenn (Tina) Purvis and Matt (Jennie) Purvis, his sister Carolyn (Bob) Wageneck, his 9 grandchildren, a host of extended family and friends, and his loyal canine companion Babe.

Visitation and sharing of memories will be at Dell Rapids Lutheran Church on Friday, August 15 at 7PM. Family will be present at 6PM. A celebration of Bud’s life will take place at Dell Rapids Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 16, at 11AM, with inurnment to follow at Riverview Cemetery, rural Dell Rapids. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.

Jerry Dockstader

Jerry DockstaderJerome “Jerry” Dockstader, 67, of Sioux Falls passed away on Saturday morning in Sioux Falls. His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Interment in the Dell Rapids Cemetery will take place before the service. Visitation with family present will take place on Tuesday at Kahler Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.

Jerome (Jerry) Keith Dockstader was born on August 16, 1946 to William and Berdene (Laun) Dockstader in Streator, IL. He grew up in Kimball, SD, where he attended school before joining the navy. After completing a four year tour on the USS Ranger, which included service in the Vietman arena, he was honorably discharged.

On September 25, 1971, he married Deborah Hanthorn in Watertown, SD. The couple moved to Sioux Falls where Jerry worked for Sunshine Foods as a meat cutter until his retirement.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Deborah; his three children, Shannon (Mike) Willard, Jeremiah (Carly) Dockstader, and Gale Dockstader; five grandchildren, Kaiah, Corrine, Riley, and Rayna Willard and Morgan Dockstader; two sisters, Mary Ann Costello and Bonnie (Randy) Schnieders; two sisters-in-law, Janet Dockstader and Mildred Carstensen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Berdene and two brothers, Dean Dockstader and Darrell Dockstader.

Michael “Mike” Randall

Mike RandallMike Randall of rural Dell Rapids, SD passed away the morning of August 4th in his farm home with his wife Becky at his side after a long battle with cancer. His funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home and will resume at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids at 5:30 p.m. with the family present and the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2104. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.

 Michael Ray Randall was born on June 22, 1948 to Leland and Vivian Randall in Dell Rapids alongside his twin sister Susan, the youngest two of 4 children. Mike grew up in the town of Dell Rapids near the Big Sioux River and spent his childhood split between the family’s home in Dell Rapids and the family’s farm east of town. Mike went on to attend SDSU to earn his degree in Animal Science. While in college Mike was active with the Lutheran Center and began to recognize the global need for nourishment and how South Dakota farmers could be a participant in the global food supply.

After college, Mike returned to Dell Rapids and began farming with his brother Ron. A few years later Mike began dating Becky Larson; they married on August 7, 1977. They expanded their family with 4 children and continued to farm. Mike also ran a trucking business and brokered hay while growing the family’s cattle business, forming a family farm/feedlot.

In the mid 1990s Mike became involved with South Dakota Corn Growers, and in 1996 he became the organization’s president. He also served on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council. In the late 1980s Mike traveled to Hungary with the American Center for International Leadership, and he also testified in front of US Congress on the need for an updated rail infrastructure to allow Midwest farmers to have access to the coastal and international markets. Mike was a proponent of “feeding the world”, a calling which was very dear to his heart, and he spent much of his time working toward this goal. His professional achievements were recognized with his endowment of the SDSU Eminent Farmer Award.

Mike’s faith was foundational to his life. He was especially fond of the book of Romans and he shared this passion with his wife and children. Micah 6:8 is an apt description of Mike’s philosophy on life: “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God…”.  Mike served as president of the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church council and was an active participant in the church’s international initiatives. Mike experienced God’s joy through two avenues: people and Creation. Mike was a genuine, sincere listener and great conversationalist who famously winked to demonstrate understanding, and he greatly enjoyed being outside and soaking in sunrises, sunsets, and all that occurred in between. Our hearts ache in loss but we give thanks he has left this broken world and has a new body to dwell eternally with Christ who makes all things new.

Mike’s spirit will be remembered and missed by countless friends and family. Before passing he indicated his excitement to be reunited with his brother Ron and parents Leland and Vivian, who preceded him. He will be honored on this Earth by those he leaves behind: wife Becky (Larson); daughter Malene (Ford), husband Josh, and their children Aidan, Zoe, & Edward; daughter Sarah (Burkett), husband Taylor, and their children Levi & Josie; son Jesse; son Isaac and his son Theodore; sister Lee Ann (Sheggeby) and husband Sid; sister Susan Randall and husband Mark Sanderson; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

Charlotte Crisp

Charlotte CrispCharlotte Ann Crisp, 52, of Whitewood, SD passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Dougherty Hospice House.  Memorial services will begin at 10: 00 AM Monday August 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Dell Rapids.  Memorial visitation will be from 3-5:00 PM Sunday at the church.  Condolences may be left at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.

Charlotte was born November 1, 1961 in Luverne, Minnesota to parents Marvin and Patty (Hagen) Niemann. She moved with her parents to the Colton area and graduated from Tri Valley High School in 1980. She married David Crisp December 20, 1980 in Colton. Charlotte graduated from Nettleton College in 1982. After their marriage they lived in Dell Rapids and near Baltic before moving to Spearfish Canyon and then to Whitewood.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Dave, Whitewood; a son, J.D. Crisp, Dell Rapids; mother, Patty Niemann, Sioux Falls; sisters, Paula (Kurt) Nussbaum, Garretson and Jill (Dan) Brown, Sioux Falls; brother, John Niemann, Baltic; mother-in-law, Dianne Crisp, Dell Rapids; sister-in-law, Mary (Charlie) Anderson, Baltic; brothers-in-law, Mark (Maria) Crisp and Scott (Karen) Crisp, all of Dell Rapids; special aunt and Godparents, Judy (Ernie) Niemann, Sioux Falls; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin; sister, Julie, and father- in- law, Max Crisp.