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Funeral services for Harold M. Geffre, 86, of Leola will, be on November 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm, at St James Lutheran Church, Leola SD. Followed by burial at Green Mound Cemetery. Harold died on November 15th, 2014 of natural causes. The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.
Harold Marvin Geffre was born on the family farm, north of Leola on July 18,1928, to Louis and Emma (Lechner) Geffre. He attended country school, then farmed with his parents. On September 12, 1948, Harold married Lea Schnaidt at Leola. They spent 34 years farming. In the late 70’s Harold started trucking. He left the farm in 1982 and moved to Eureka, continuing the trucking business until 2004. On December 20, 1984, he married Kathy Kunkle. He continued to live in Eureka, until moving to Leola in 2011, where he resided until his death.
Harold was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed old time music, playing accordion and harmonica, fishing, rodeos, and working with cattle and horses. Harold was very well known throughout the area with his trucking business. He hauled livestock and grain for many producers in the region. Harold’s sons and grandsons have carried on the trucking tradition. He was an avid fisherman. If he wasn’t on the road, he could be found fishing.
Harold is survived by 3 sons: Roy (Mary) Geffre, Aberdeen; Ray Geffre, Leola; and Ron (Pam) Geffre, Wautauga, Texas; and daughters: Vickie (Robert) Moser, Leola; Vonnie (Dean) Kalt, Watertown; Debbie (Curtis) Bietz, Rapid City; and Julie (Channon) Stange, Dell Rapids. Harold is survived by wife, Kathy Geffre, Aberdeen, 3 step children: Anita (Larry) Malsom, Aberdeen; Rick (Lisa) Kunkle, Sioux Falls; and Jim (Amanda) Kunkle, Aberdeen. He is survived by 25 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Also surviving are: Harold’s brother, Gerald (Betty) Geffre, Leola; sister Irene Jensen, Redfield; brother-in-law, Garrold Friese, Watertown; many nieces and nephews, and special longtime friend, Jimmy Kolb, Long Lake.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Darlene Friese; brother-in-law, Wayne Jensen, and granddaughter, Cindy Moser Casey. Condolences may be left at www.grammfuneralhome.com
The ballot is ready! The culmination of a nearly two-year process to update the Quarrier mascot is upon us. Through the efforts of students and professionals alike, there are five options for Quarrier fans to choose from. Now, we need help from Quarrier Nation. Here’s a little snippet about each:
#1 – The strength of this mascot is very obvious. He is moving forward with confidence and power. His clean lines and rounded shape along with a modern font above the rocks makes him appealing to the eye.
#2 – The sharpness of the pick-axe provides a nice contrast with the ring holding our school name. This chiseled Quarrier seems as strong as stone and ready to go to work.
#3 – He has certainly stood the test of over 50 years. Our traditional Quarrier would be updated in a more technologically friendly format so his image could be duplicated with consistency for another 50 + years.
#4 – The pride and power is clear. He is standing with the expression and posture of determination and pride. His detailed look is a bit more traditional, and he sits atop the Quarrier Rock – a font that resembles the look of stone.
#5 – This clean, sleek, yet strong look is a mix of strength and speed. He provides a very modern style that is simple and easily transferable to clothes and uniforms while the swinging of the axe adds speed and motion.
Click below for the online survey. The survey will be available until Thursday, May 22nd. For those that do not have internet access, ballots can be dropped off at the school until Friday, May 16th.
Edith “Edie” Kroger-Seele, 89, of Greeley, passed away at Grace Pointe of Greeley. She was born May 9, 1924 in Dell Rapids, SD. She was the only child of Felix and Clara (Otterness) Lyng. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Dell Rapids, SD.
She finished 8th grade in a one room country school and graduated from Dell Rapids High School. She attended Business College in Sioux Falls before working for the US Government at the Army Air Base in Sioux Falls.
Edith was married on July 16, 1944 to Staff Sgt. Reinhold Kroger. After he left the service they came to Colorado and lived in Denver until 1956 when they bought the Northern Colorado Industrial Laundry in Greeley. Ron died on December 3, 1974. Edith then worked at the Carriage House Boutique for 15 years and retired in 1993. She remarried on November 27, 1982 to Walter Seele and their combined families grew and became very close through the years. Walt farmed in the Johnstown/Milliken area with his brothers. He passed on December 14, 2003.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and held several offices in the Women’s Circle and also was the first woman elected to serve on the Church Council. She was a volunteer with the Hospital Auxiliary for 30 years, a member of PEO Chapter EZ, a former member of the Greeley Country Club and the Knife and Fork club. She was also active in several golf and bowling associations.
The family would like to send out a special thank you to Accent Hospice for their special care during Edith’s last few days.
She is survived by her daughters Patricia “Pat” (Steve) Goodrich, Litchfield Park, AZ and Pamela “Pam” (Mike) Reynolds, Greeley, CO; stepchildren, Ron (Michelle) Seele, Chevy Chase, MD, Linda (Larry) Daly, Milliken, CO, and JoAnn “Jody” (Brad) Seele, Grand Junction, CO; Grandchildren Mike Squires (Kim Stovall), Matt (Nicole) Squires, Chris (Rochelle) Reynolds, Darcie (Chris) Forbes, Adrienne (Mike) Ridley, Erica (Jeremy) Herrera, Kathryn (Juan) Garcia and Nicole (Seth) Dummett; as well as 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 30, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. Private interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association or Our Savior’s Lutheran in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.
Stella “Dot” White, 87, of Dell Rapids passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the family present at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
Stella was born on July 19, 1926 at Bushnell, South Dakota, the daughter of Joseph and Cora Belle (Heinrich) Houg. She grew and attended school in the Bushnell, Sinai and White areas. She moved with her family to Hartford. She met and married Marvin Steineke on April 22, 1944 in Hartford. The couple made their home in Hartford and later Sioux Falls. To this union their six children were born. She married Kenneth White on September 2, 1972 at Sioux Valley Baptist Church, rural Dell Rapids. They made their home in Trent. Kenneth passed away on June 19, 1995. Stella remained in Trent until she became a resident of the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids in 2011.
She was a member of the Sioux Valley Baptist Church and Ladies Aid. She took great pride in cleaning and mowing the church for many years.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her granddaughter, Georgia Ament, her son-in-law, Dan Edwards, her two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (Mabel) Steineke of Sioux Falls and Randy (Elaine) Steineke of Trent; her daughters, Dixie (Kenny) Hinrichs of Sioux Falls, Ruth Edwards of Rowena, Karen (Merle) Henry of Renner and Bonnie (Chris) Almont); her 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; her brother, Darrell (Shirley) Houg of Eagle Grove, MN and Shirley Pottratz of Tucson, AZ.
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Join us for the Dell Rapids Community Thanksgiving Worship
Sunday, November 18, 7:00pm
The Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids
701 N. Orleans
Joining as a community in worship is always a delight, especially around Thanksgiving. Come and bring friends as we give thanks for Country and Freedom, Daily Food, and Salvation in Christ.
After worship, you are invited to a potluck dessert social in Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dessert!
An offering will taken for the Community Assistance Program of the Dell Rapids Area Ministerial Association (DRAMA).
Get your delicious BUTTER BRAIDS NOW from the Dell Rapids Community Haven! We are selling these delectable pastries to raise money for program materials. Loaves come in 7 scrumptious flavors and sell for $10.50 each. They are perfect for family get-togethers, holiday events or gifts! Place your order by November 9th with Haven students, staff, board members, by calling 366-8612, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org