Rodney L. Feuerhelm

Rodney FeuerhelmRodney L. Feuerhelm, 67, of Trent, SD, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home after a short illness. His funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Trent Baptist Church.  Interment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with the family present from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home.  To leave condolences, visit

Rodney Lee Feuerhelm was born on October 4, 1946 at Chester, SD, the son of Gordon and Mabel (Miller) Feuerhelm. He grew up and live in Trent and attended Trent school. He was drafted into the United States Army in October of 1967. He served sixteen months in the Korean War. After his discharge he returned home to Trent and went to work in construction with his father.  He married Susan Halvorson on April 4, 1980 at the Trent Baptist Church. The couple made their home in Trent. Rodney continued to do construction until driving truck for Harold’s Trucking. He later worked for Dakotaland Auto Glass, Hoffman Sanitation and Sam’s Club. Due to poor health, he retired from Sam’s Club in 2010.

Rodney enjoyed his many trips to the Black Hills with his family on their four wheelers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan of Trent; his son, Kelly (Amber) of Baltic; his daughters, Heather (Chris) Klein of Colton and Dulcy (Scott) Poppenga of Worthing; his grandchildren, Gillian, Elizabeth, Reese, Caden, Connor and Kaylee and his sister, Judy (Darrel) Bothe of Elkton.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.


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Robert “Bob” Troff

Bob TroffRobert “Bob” P. Troff, 72, of Trent, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Avera Dougherty House in Sioux Falls. His funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Messiah Lutheran Church, rural Flandreau. Interement will be in the Egan Hillside Cemetery, rural Egan. Visitation with the family present will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Kahler Funeral Home. To leave condolences please visit

Robert Pete Troff was born on September 24, 1941 at Swea City, IA the son of Pete and Ila (Beadle) Troff. He grew up on the IA family farm and attended Swea City, Ledyard & Armstrong, IA schools. He graduated from Swea City High School in 1959. After high school he attended some college at Gustavus Adolphus College, St Paul, MN, Estherville Community College and Mankato State. He worked with Ashback Construction, Co. out of St. Paul, MN and worked in Houston, TX . He married Lillian “Lolly” (Olson) Fisher on May 24, 1965 in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple made their home in Trent, SD. Bob became a Sales Rep for the Quaker Oats Co. & Cargill. Bob & Lolly’s passion for horses inspired them to build a horse barn where they trained 75-100 horses per year for ten years. Together they put on Quarter Horse and Appaloosa shows and sales. Bob was the local Trent City Marshall in the late 1960’s. In the 1970s, they purchased the first farm east of Trent with about 300 acres and raised beef and club cattle. Bob also worked off the farm with Wyland /Wyco Construction and later as Moody Country Weed Supervisor. In 2002, they retired and sold the cattle herd but remained on the farm where he continues his hobby with horses, cattle and other farming interests.

Bob was an avid reader and a strong promoter of educating youth with regards to livestock and agriculture. He was the founder of the Moody County Report Ag Theft [MCRAT] program which later was reorganized where funding went to the Flandreau and the Moody County Harvest Ag Festival Scholarship.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Ila.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Lolly of Trent, a sister, Beverly (Jerry) Schumann of Okoboji, IA, children, Todd Fisher of Trent, Robin (Fisher) (Jon)Rowe Kalamazoo, MI and Rodney Troff of Trent; his four grandchildren, Chelsea Cullen of AZ, Caitlin Cullen, AZ, Kasey Fisher, OK, & Natalie Rowe, MI; and his niece and many nephews.

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Albert Powers

Albert L. Powers, 88, of Trent passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Dells Area Health Center. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2012 at Messiah Lutheran Church, rural Trent. Burial will be at Hills of Rest Memorial Park in Sioux Falls. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 to 6:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 5:00PM Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

Albert was born June 3, 1924 near Brandon, SD to parents Lena (Sittig) and Albert Powers. He spent his early years growing up on a farm near Brandon. He received his education at Brandon Public Schools.

In December of 1946 he married Anita Carlson of Sioux Falls. They started farming in 1948 near Sioux Falls before moving to their farm near Trent, SD in 1951. They were blessed with three boys. Anita passed away December 9, 2009.

Albert served in the U.S. Army as an automotive mechanic from January of 1945 until November of 1946. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and waterfowl with family and friends and was always up for a friendly game of cards. Albert was an active member of the American Legion for over forty years and for many years was Sergeant of Arms. He was Fire Chief for the Trent Fire Department for many years. Albert also enjoyed traveling across the country to visit family and going to St. Louis for a baseball game. In fact, Albert was an umpire in Trent when the Villa Rec sponsored a girl’s softball team for many years. In later years he was an avid NASCAR fan.

Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; brother, Russell and parents, Bert and Lena.

Grateful for having shared his life are his sister, Barbara Powers and her husband, Dennis Jensen, Brandon; three sons, David Powers, Lawrence, KS, Thomas Powers, Trent, SD and Michael Powers and his wife, Cari Jo, Trent, SD; nine grandchildren, Marcia, Martin, Mark, Nichole, Jeremy, Travis, Tracy, Jodie and Kelly; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Powers, Boone, IA and many other relatives and friends.

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Rhoda Peterson

Rhoda K. Peterson, 66, of Sioux Falls, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at her residence. Her funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Trent Baptist Church in Trent, SD. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the start of the funeral service in the church. Interment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.

Rhoda Kay Peterson was born on November 25, 1945, the daughter of Lloyd and Virginia Peterson at the Chester Clinic, Chester, SD. She grew up and lived with her family in the Trent area until she was 17. She moved to Redfield, SD and enrolled in the Development Center. In September of 1982 Rhoda moved to Sioux Falls, SD and became a resident of Sioux Vocational (Achieve). She was a resident at Churchill for the past 18 years. She enjoyed her many friends both resident and staff while she lived there.

She will be remembered for her good sense of humor and quick wit. She was a member of Trent Baptist Church. Rhoda enjoyed embroidering, baton twirling and music. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Andrea Cressman.

She is survived by her sisters, Ramona (Jim) Huppert of Amery, WI, Gwen Amen of Sioux Falls and Virginia “Ginger” Hill of Baltic; her many nieces and nephews and friends at Achieve.

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