Leona Vogel

Leona VogelLeona E. Vogel, 90, passed away Saturday, October 18, at the Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Church, Montrose with Rev. Robert Krantz officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem, and will resume at St. Patrick’s with family present at 5:00 p.m. and prayer service at 7:00 Thursday evening.

Leona Vogel was born on February 8, 1924, to Stephen R. and Frances Weber at Bridgewater. The family moved to a farm north of Salem. Leona attended grade and high school at St. Mary’s, Salem. She attended Mount Marty College, Yankton, before teaching for three years in country schools in the Salem area. Leona married Dennis J. Vogel on September 10, 1946.In addition to being a housewife and mother, Leona worked as financial officer for the city of Montrose. Leona held offices in St. Patrick’s Altar Society, Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion Auxiliary, and Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary.

Leona is survived by eight children, 23 great- grandchildren, her sisters — Loretta (Mildon dec.) Engesser, Blue Earth, MN; Bernette (Gene dec.) Westhoff, Salem; Sister Stephanie Weber and Sister Rosemary Weber of Yankton; Theresa Weber, Scottsdale, AZ; Joyce (Duane) Kappenman, Montrose; Phyllis (Ben dec.) Zwart, Dell Rapids; and a brother — Stephen (Connie) Weber, Salem.

To leave condolences, please visit www.kinzleyfh.com.

Dale Kroger

Dale KrogerThe Funeral Service for Dale Kroger will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation on Tuesday will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.

Dale Kroger was born on May 21, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Darrell Kroger and Dolores (Geraets) Kroger. He grew up and attended school in Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1965. Dale entered the U.S. Navy in 1965. He served 20 years of ship and shore assignments, including Viet Nam, Germany, the Philippines, Hawaii, and several bases in the United States. Dale earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After his discharge in 1985, Dale worked at St. Michael Cemetery and Cummins Engines, both in Sioux Falls. He retired in 2009.

After a heroic four year battle with lung cancer, Dale quietly passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was 67 and was preceded in death by his father; his step-father, Nick Salviola; his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

Dale served on the Board of Directors of the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial; was an active member of the Tri-State Navy Chief Petty Officers Association in Sioux Falls; was a member of the American Legion Post and VFW Post in Sioux Falls; and was a fan of NASCAR racing.

He is survived by his mother, Dolores Salviola of Dell Rapids; his four sisters, Sandy (Dean) Helton of Polo, IL, Linda (Glenn) Bryson of Payson, AZ, Dianne (Ross Goetz) Kroger of Dell Rapids, SD, and Deb (Mark) Duby of Peoria, AZ; three nieces and one nephew; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; two aunts; and many cousins and friends.

Allen Talley

Allen TalleyAllen R. Talley, 80, formerly of Opal and Faith, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Country Place Senior Living Center in Belle Fourche.

Allen Raymond Talley was born Jan. 20, 1934, to Harvey and Ida Mae (Scheeler) Talley at their ranch near Avance, Meade County, SD. He grew up on the Talley ranch with 13 brothers and sisters and at an early age began his love for ranch life and livestock. He attended the Howell rural school and later earned his G.E.D.

He married the love of his life, Ellen Palmer on August 8, 1953 in Sturgis and they began their life together on the “Cow Camp” of the Talley Ranch. In 1958, they moved three miles south to be closer to school. They raised their family of one son, Rolis, and three daughters, Sharon, Reena and Nancy, there and were active in the Opal Community. Al loved neighboring and helping his ranch friends with brandings, working the cattle and sheep and any social event taking place. He will be remembered as an easy going, loving man.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 61 years, Ellen of Belle Fourche; daughters, Sharon Priest of Dell Rapids, Reena (Dave) Veit of Buffalo, WY, and Nancy (Lynn) Miller of Mud Butte; daughter-in-law, Jan Talley of Pierre; sister, Thelma Healey of Rapid City; sisters-in-law, Edie Talley of Rapid City, and Arlene Beebe, Diamondville, WY; eight grandchildren, Regan (Levi) Kling, Danielle Priest, David A. (Brianne) Veit, Grant (Trish) Veit, Chancy (Jordan) Miller, Taylor, Shayna and Katy Miller; as well as six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour before services at the church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the First Wesleyan Church in Sturgis, with Pastors Harold Delbridge and Sam Cowles officiating. Interment will be at Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, under the direction of Faith Area Memorial Chapel, Evanson Jensen Funeral Home, Faith.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.

Helen Ray

Helen RayHelen Ray, 76, of Dell Rapids passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in her home. Her Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation on Sunday, October 12, 2014 will begin at 1:00 p.m at Kahler Funeral Home. The family will be present from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be left at http://www.kahlerfh.com.

Helen, born and raised in Webster, South Dakota, would begin a legacy of such kindness and compassion that could only be paid forward from the many lives she touched. Her ability to warm the hearts of others through her infectious laughter and quick, easy smile helped people feel welcomed and loved.

Helen married Gerald Ray on April 1, 1962 and began the role of wife and mother over the span of five decades. Her ability to raise and instill values into her three daughters was what allowed her to open her heart and home to countless children in over 20 years as a daycare provider. She spent countless hours offering warm hugs, smiles and encouragement as she raised many children into successful adults. Even when her daycare duties ended, she stayed a strong supportive influence as she followed them through various events in their lives.

Her door was always open throughout the years for anyone if they needed to talk, ask for advice, needed a shoulder to cry on, learn to bake or can pickles, or have a homemade spaghetti meal.

For many years Helen was active in the community. She worked with the youth bowling leagues, was one of the founding members of the Haven after school program, was on the founding committee for the Relay for Life, and supported every fundraiser she could that encouraged youth development.

Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband Gerald Ray; brother, Jack Jacobs and wife Mary; daughters, Kerri Kirschenmann, Toni Ray-Christensen and husband Tony, and Paula Ray; and her four Grandchildren Aleza Kirschenmann, Tanner Christensen, Caleb Kirschenmann, and Taryn Christensen.

Helen’s family encourages you to wear the cancer awareness color of your choice to Helen’s funeral.

Manuela Neuman

Manuela NeumanMemorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 9, for Manuela Neuman, 57, Madison, who died on Oct. 6, 2014 (today), at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. The Rev. Alan Blankingfield will officiate at the Weiland Funeral Chapel in Madison.

Manuela Dasch was born on March 29, 1957, at Kreiburg, Germany, to Franz and Heidi (Passion) Dasch. She lived in Germany until age 11, when the family moved to Minneapolis. She married Thomas Neuman on April 26, 1975, at Minneapolis. They moved to Madison in 1984 and she worked at Pamida/Shopko for 26 years.

She was active in Almost Home Canine Rescue.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicole (Dustin) Shiffer of Madison, and Renae (Kelly) Heinemann of Dell Rapids; five grandchildren; her mother, Heidi Dasch of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; and two brothers, Wolfgang and Ferdnand Dasch, both of Wandkriburg, Germany.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Tom in 2007.

To view a video tribute or send a message of sympathy, visit www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.

Fred Smith

Fred SmithFred P. Smith, 67, formerly of Oral, SD, died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 3, 1947, to Junior C. and Rosalie M. (Thompson) Smith in Hayes, KS. Fred moved with his family to Oral in June of 1956, where they had purchased a unit on the Angostura Irrigation Project. Fred was raised on the farm and attended elementary school there where he made lifelong friends.

He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1965, where he had excelled in academics and football. He enjoyed these years and the many good friends he had. He attended South Dakota State University. In 1968, he enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

On August 2, 1969, on a very hot day, Fred married Susan M. Rodman in Smithwick, SD. Together they had three children. Fred, Susan, Pat and Shauna lived in North Carolina briefly before Fred’s discharge. They returned to Oral and farmed and ranched in partnership with his father. During these years Fred worked hard providing for his family. He played softball and enjoyed his kids’ activities.

In his retirement Fred thoroughly enjoyed going shooting with his grandson, keeping up on the grandchildrens sports, academics and actvities, fantasy football, watching sports, being with friends and family and listening to music. Fred was very good at making people laugh with a sense of humor that would not stop. He had extreme attention to detail and he was a very smart man. He loved his family very much.

He is survived by his son, Pat (Julie) Smith of Willow City, ND; daughters, Shauna (Mick) Hoglund of Dell Rapids, and Stacy (Bill) Langer of Rapid City; grandchildren, Dawson, Quade, Trista, Morgan, Ty, Reed, Jessi and Kelly; and mother-in-law, Helen Hattervig of Dell Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, with Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery near Oral.

A memorial in Fred’s name has been established to benefit the Hot Springs Bison Booster Club.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.


Susan (Trotter) Heldt

Susan J. Heldt, 67, died Friday Sept. 26, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn.  Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., with the Rev. Paul Moody officiating.  Private burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Madison.

Susan Jane Trotter was born Sept. 9, 1947, at Redlands, Calif., to John and Jean (Sunde) Trotter. She graduated from Colton High School at Colton and earned an associate degree in business from General Beadle State College, Madison.  Susan married Peter Heldt on June 10, 1967 and resided in Mapleton, Minn., and Rochester, Minn.  She attended Mankato State College earning bachelor and master degrees and was a certified reading consultant. Susan taught at Kellogg Middle School, was a charter staff member of Century High School, and after retirement was adjunct reading instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Survivors include her husband Peter of Rochester, Minn.; a daughter, Tana (Dale) Visser of Lindenhurst, Ill.; a son Greg (Shannon) Heldt of Rochester, Minn.; four grandchildren; a sister, Sharon (Jess) Hegge of Dell Rapids and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be directed to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Research or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Seasons Hospice of Rochester.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ellsworthfh.com.

Virgil Stenberg

Virgil StenbergVirgil F. Stenberg, 91, of Dell Rapids passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Dells Area Health Center. His Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids Chapel. Interment will be in the Colman Cemetery, Colman, SD. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at http://www.kahlerfh.com.

He was born on March 14, 1923 in Colman, South Dakota to the late Alma Skjonning (Sorensen) and Ove Jensen Stenberg. He was a graduate of Egan High School.

Virgil served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he farmed near Colman, then moved to Everett, Washington and worked until the family moved back to South Dakota to farm near Brookings. He also worked at South Dakota State University as head carpenter until his retirement.

Virgil was a loving husband and father. A great storyteller, he often entertained the family with stories of growing up on the farm near Colman. Although he was always busy, he was also full of fun and ready to chat with anyone. He dearly enjoyed music, whist and the barn cats. He was a truly loving, generous and hardworking man who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Cheralyn Ann, brothers DeVere and Robert Stenberg and his sister Elizabeth Cox (F.M.).

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Norma Alvina (Opland), and his children and their spouses, Thomas G. Stenberg and Germaine (Arendt) of Volga, SD, Nancy E. Morrison and Edward of Auburn, AL, Scott L. Stenberg and Tawni (Myre) of Monticello, WI, and Kent A. Stenberg and Kathi (Fair) of Warrenton, MO. He is also survived by his sister Arlene Lellelid of St. Paul, MN, and his brothers, Bennett and David of Colman, SD.

Madeline (Krogstad) Winterton

Madeline WintertonMadeline Winterton, 89 of Garretson died Friday, September 26, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Garretson. Burial will be in the South Highland Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-8:00 PM Sunday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson. Condolences may be left at http://www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.

Madeline was born May 23, 1925 to parents Oscar and Agnes (Steen) Krogstad at Dell Rapids. She grew up on a farm near Dell Rapids area and attended country school. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1943 and attended Nettleton College.

Madeline married Ordell Winterton May 2, 1948 at Willow Creek Lutheran Church, rural Dell Rapids. She lived on a farm near Sherman her entire married life.

Madeline was an active member of First Lutheran Church and WELCA in Sherman, where she held many offices and served as treasurer for several years. She was also a member of the Birthday Club, Sons of Norway, Extension Club, Garretson American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Norse Glee Club Auxiliary.

She enjoyed bowling, quilting and cooking for family and friends, loved having family around and very much enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 66 years, Ordell Winterton, Garretson; her children, Alice (Ray) Christensen, Sioux Falls; Beverly (Stuart) Nelson, Fountain, MN; Marilyn (Marcus) Anderson, Clearwater, MN; Gloria Winterton, Sioux Falls; Darrell (Teresa) Winterton, Garretson; Kristi (Scott) Hansen, Rochester, MN; Alan (LaDonna) Winterton, Sherman; nineteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; her sisters, Vicky Howe, Doris (Arne) Brown, Margaret (Bob) Tidemann, brothers, Ordell (Doris) Krogstad, Richard (Charlynn) Krogstad, Adrian (Marcella) Krogstad, Glen (Carol) Krogstad, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Allen Krogstad.

Erma (Mairose) Boldt

Erma BoldtErma (Mairose) Boldt, 98, died September 20, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls. She was the oldest of 6 children and was born on March 5, 1916 on a farm northwest of Dell Rapids, SD to Henry and Mathilda (Heissel) Mairose. She attended rural grade school and completed her education at Dell Rapid’s St. Mary’s Catholic School. Early during the outbreak of World War II, she went to work helping the war effort by filling military commodity orders at John Morrells.

She moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and on February 21, 1944 she married Jake Boldt, who had been called to active military duty. She stayed with him until he was shipped overseas. She returned to South Dakota for the duration of the war and after this, they made their home in Sioux Falls.

Erma was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and sang in the Cathedral Adult Choir for over 30 years. She also sang in the funeral choir. She participated in the Cathedral Symphony Christmas Concert a number of times.

She did volunteer work at the Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home, St. Vincent DePaul and the Center for Active Generations. She was an accomplished seamstress and used her talents to sew clothes for needy little children, donating them to the Banquet. One of her latest endeavors was making quilts and blankets for babies of underprivileged young mothers.

She was a staunch believer in the sanctity of life and supported and contributed to The National Right To Life, The American Life League and the South Dakota Right To Life.

Those remaining and remembering her life are her daughters: Gayle Angle, Vickie (Jim) Beach, Darlene (Larry) Tentinger and son, Donald (Debra) Boldt; Brother: Donald five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake, brother, Jerome, sisters, Bernetta Huntimer, Doris Fellows, son-in-law, Chet Angle, and an infant sister, Lavona.

Memorials may be directed to the South Dakota Right To Life.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 AM at St. Michael Parish. Condolences may be left at www.barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com.