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BV CHallenger obituaries: 12/25

January 02. 2014 11:22AM
Leonard Burhenn, 81
Mass of Christian burial for Leonard D. Burhenn 81, of Sioux Falls, was held Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial with military honors as in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Burhenn died Monday Dec. 16, 2013 at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.
Leonard will be remembered by some as a skilled fisherman, avid hunter and occasional story-teller. Leonard’s greatest sorrow was the loss of his son Tim on Sept. 12, 1999. Mesothelioma, the horrific cancer caused by asbestos exposure was responsible for Leonard’s death. One of his final wishes was to make this fact known to all who read of his passing.
Leonard was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the V.F.W and the American Legion.
His military service was honored and memorialized at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sioux Falls.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; son, Tom (Karen) Burhenn, of Tucson, Ariz., a daughter in-law, Peggy (Michael) Burhenn, Sioux Falls; grandchildren, Carrie (Jamie) Stolp, Oklahoma City, Okla., Nicole (James) Roach, Sioux Falls, Amy (Justin) Horn, Brandon, and Timothy Burhenn, Tucson; great-grandchildren, Timothy and Micah-Anne Stolp, Savannah Burhenn and Haley Roach; and a brother, Bob (LaVonne) Burhenn, Sioux Falls.
In addition to his son Tim, his parents, a brother and four sisters, preceded him in death.
For the full obituary and online condolences, go to www.millerfh.com.
Max Adler, 90
Funeral services for Max Adler, 90, of Sioux Falls, were held Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Burial was in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park.
Mr. Adler died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Bethany Meadows in Brandon.
Max Adler was born Oct.13, 1923, in Argyle, Wis., to Hans and Louisa Adler. As a young boy the family moved to Sioux Falls where he grew up and lived. Max graduated from Washington High School in 1943.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1943, proudly serving our country until 1952. Max married his high school sweet heart, Bonnie (Lavonne Flanery) on Jan. 25, 1947. After discharge from the military, Max spent the rest of his adult working life as a carpenter. The last 13 years before retirement he worked as the local Carpenter’s Union business agent.
Interests for Max included his grandchildren, hunting, gardening, and in early years he loved training multiple German Shorthair Pointer dogs.
He is survived by five children, Terry “Mike” (married to April with children Shannon, Bryson, and Ashley), Max “David” (married to Patti with daughter Kristel), and Barbara Harris (married to Curt, with children Stacy, Lisa, and James), Karen Nester (married to Roger, with children Brian, Hope, Janie, Amber, and Tracey), and Mary Kay Kaiser (married to Dan with children Max, Danielle, and Patrick).
Max was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie; a son, Mike; parents, Hans and Louisa; and siblings, Hans, Mick, Fritz and Lilly.
Max requested that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.
For the full obituary and online condolences, go to www.georgeboom.com.
Jeremy F. Schwartz, 32
A Celebration of Life Party was held for Jeremy Frank Schwartz, 32, on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Chef Dominique’s Catering & Banquet Facility in Sioux Falls.
Jeremy was found at his home in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, after unexpectedly passing.
Jeremy Frank Schwartz was born Nov. 16, 1981 to Jay and Donna Schwartz of Brandon. He attended the East-West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Ore., and graduated as a licensed massage therapist. He deeply loved learning and enjoyed investing extra time in learning a wide variety of massage modalities.
Frank will be remembered for his simple and adventurous way of life. He had an intensely passionate but yet easygoing manner, a ready smirk and always a witty observation. He loved spontaneity, being independent and was fearless in his adventures. His traveling adventures always included his dear van, Eileen.
His interests included the outdoors, hiking and camping in the beautiful mountains, and weekend trips to the coast. He always had his camera ready for amazing intuitive shots and could make cooking a photographic story, which he loved sharing with family. He had a deep passion for reading philosophy, politics, history and science. He also compose poems, lyrics, music from his observations of life.
Frank is survived by his parents, Jay and Donna Schwartz; four siblings, Joe (wife, Christina, daughter Ava) Schwartz, Jenna (husband, Ruben) Sanchez, Jane (husband, Jonathan) Grieme, and Jackson; grandmother, Hedy Swenson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.






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