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January 14. 2014 1:38PM
Shirley Kelley, 70
Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Kelley, 70, of Hartford, was held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the St. George Catholic Church with burial in the St. Catholic Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Kelley died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Shirley Marie Steineke was born Dec. 22, 1943, to Melvin “Bud” and Virginia (Spielmann) Steineke in Hartford. She grew up there and graduated from high school.
Shirley was united in marriage with Gerald Kelley on Nov. 24, 1962, at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford. The couple traveled with Gerald’s construction job and eventually moved to Hartford. Shirley worked at the Sioux Valley Café and other various positions until beginning at Litton Microwave in the 1980’s. She later took a position with Electronic Systems Incorporated until her retirement.
In Shirley's down time she loved to care for her grandchildren. She made the best homemade meals and took pride in her Christmas presentations. She maintained her family's genealogy and liked having family dinners together on Sundays. A die-hard Packers fan, Shirley also enjoyed reading and puzzles.
She is survived by her children, Bryan (Susan) Kelley, Hartford, Tammy (Chad) Nolz, Sioux Falls, Bobbi (Travis) Beltman, Brandon, and Jackie (Thomas) Friesen, Sioux Falls; brothers, Donald (Shirley) Steineke, Hartford, Dick (JoAnn) Steineke, Sioux Falls, Jerry (Marilyn) Steineke, Brookings, Larry (Penny) Steineke, Hartford, Gary (Laura) Steineke, Hartford; 10 grandchildren, Holly Kelley, Colin Kelley, Ashley Nolz, Bryce Edberg, Lexy Nolz, Teya Beltman, Cade Fox, Jacee Beltman, Makenzie Friesen, Corbyn Friesen; and many other relatives and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; and sisters, Donna O’Connell, Bonnie Grayson and Sharon Kelley.
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Marlin Merry, 83
Funeral services for Marlin Merry, 83, of Sioux Falls, were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Merry died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Avera McKennan Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Beverly, Sioux Falls; son, Jeffery (Camie) Merry, rural Brandon; daughters, Pamela (John) Dahl, Sioux Falls, and Kimberly (Dan) Schutz, Tea; grandchildren, Chandler (Ashley) Dahl, Kelsey Dahl, Brandon Koolstra, Garett Schutz, Scott Schutz, Nicole (Kevin) Berg, Brooke Merry; great-grandchildren, Preston Schutz and Adalyn Dahl; and many other relatives and friends.
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Adeline Moul, 95
Memorial services for Adeline Moul, 95, of Sioux Falls, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.
Mrs. Moul died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Survivors include a daughter, Sondra (Ron) Timmer, Sioux Falls; four grandchildren, Scott (Laurie) Timmer, Sherri (Jeff) Alvey and Charilie (Cindy) Timmer, all of Sioux Falls, and Sindy (Scott) Wiertzema, Brandon; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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Jacqueline Olson, 66
Funeral services for Jacqueline A. Olson, 66, of Sioux Falls, were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at George Boom Funeral home in Sioux Falls. A private committal service will take place at St. Michael Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Olson died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at her home in Sioux Falls.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Olson of Sioux Falls; children, Stacie Ehlke and Shawn Utech, both of Sioux Falls, and Monique Mixell of Brandon; sons, Jeff (Cherri) Olson and Mark (Pam) Olson, both of Sioux Falls; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Henning of Colman, and Kathy (Jerry) Pehrson from Minnesota; brother, Greg (Sue) Hennings from Missouri; many dear relatives and friends.
Jacque was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Viola Hennings.
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Ron Park 82
Funeral services for Ron Park, 84, of Sioux Falls, were held Friday Jan. 3, 2014, at First Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Park died from brain cancer at his daughter’s home in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.
Ronald Paul Park was born to Reuben and Esther Park at the family’s Dell Rapids area farmhouse during a blizzard on Feb. 27, 1929. He was baptized and confirmed at Dell Rapids Lutheran Church, and graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1946. In 1950 he graduated from South Dakota State University having earned a degree in pharmacy.
Ron was united in marriage to Patricia Sue Olson on Dec. 26, 1949. They began their married life in Sioux Falls where Ron worked for Dunning Drug. In 1952 Ron purchased Valley Drug in Valley Springs. The family returned to Sioux Falls in 1956 when Ron and Tom Mills formed a partnership and opened Mills Park Drug on east 10th Street. They also operated two clinic pharmacies. The store became Ron Park Drug in 1974 and continued to serve its loyal customers for another 20 years. When it was time to retire, Ron sold his business to Lewis Drug and continued working for them at their East Gate location for another decade.
Ron was active in initiating an Ostomy Club for the Sioux Falls area and he partnered with Al Pfeifle to create Unomed, the first unit dose pharmacy in Eastern South Dakota.
Ron is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Penny Sue (Leroy) Story of Sioux Falls, Lori (Will) Park-Smith of Willmar, Minn., Juli (Mark) Kinzer of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, Jason (Kim) Gibson, Heather (Tim) Park, Jason (Sarah) Story, Jami (Shawn) Story, Matthew, Harrison and Parker Smith, Sofie and Jimmy Kinzer; and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Terry Park; siblings, Phyllis Gores, Lois Tursam and Roger Park; and his parents.
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Elinor Steen, 91
A celebration of life service for Elinor Steen, 91, of Brandon, was held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.
Mrs. Steen died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Bethany Home in Brandon.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, the second of four girls to Evald and Emma Carlson on their farm near Brandon. When she was four, the family moved to a farm near Garretson, where Elinor graduated from high school in 1940. She met Milton in 1941 and moved to Seattle where Milton was stationed in the U.S. Navy. They were married there on Oct. 24, 1942.
After the war ended, Elinor and Milton settled in Sioux Falls where they were blessed with four children (Ordell, Betty, Norman and James). After the death of her oldest sister, Edna, and her husband in 1966, Elinor and Milt became guardians for two of Edna’s children, Ann and Marie Monrad. The family, now enlarged, moved to a small farm near Valley Springs in 1971 and later returned again to their home in Sioux Falls. Elinor and Milt celebrated with obvious great love their marriage of 71 years.
Elinor was a skilled seamstress, knitter, and quilter. Gardening was also a great joy for Elinor. She and Milt loved to travel to stay connected with family
Elinor’s faith was a great source of strength, leading her to be an active member and always willing volunteer in the church community and at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls. She often assisted Milton to carry out his functions as secretary of the Bethany Board. Elinor was a leader in the Cub and Girl Scout programs and was on the auxiliary of the Norse Glee Club.
Elinor had a terrible fall on July 7, 2009, which greatly reduced her health and capacity to participate in the things she so greatly enjoyed.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Ordell (Kathy) Steen, Betty (Ray) Arveson, Norm (Cheryl) Steen, and Jim (Colleen) Steen; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bethany Foundation.
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Larry Weber, 62
Funeral Mass for Larry Weber, 62, of Madison, was held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Madison. Burial was in the St. Stephens Cemetery in Bridgewater.
Mr. Weber died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, died at Sanford University Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1951 at Sioux Falls, to Ivo and Marie (Feterl) Weber. He grew up in Bridgewater graduating from Bridgewater High School in 1969. He married Patti Hirtes at Bridgewater on May 26, 1973. He worked in bulk oil sales, sold seed corn in the Bridgewater area before moving to Madison in 1991. He did over-the-road trucking, worked at Persona and the Farm Ag Center in Madison. He also worked at the Dan Kappenman farm in Montrose.
He was a member of St Thomas Aquinas Parish and Knights of Columbus
He is survived by one daughter, Kate (Adam) Shaw of Madison; two sons, Andrew (Amanda) Weber and Chris Weber, both of Brandon; six grandchildren, Brandon, McKenna, Daveney, Marin, Charlee and Austin; his mother, Marie Weber of Bridgewater; six brothers, Fred Weber and Joe Weber, both of Shawnee, Kan., Mark (Dori) Weber of Lenexa, Kan., Tom (Betsy) Weber of Merriann, Kan., John (Shelly) Weber of Freeman, and Don (Dene) Weber of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Anita (Dan) Kappenman of Montrose; sisters-in-law, Michelle Janssen of Emery, and Nancy Weber of Hartford.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Dave and Ken.
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Irene Wheelock, 92
Funeral services for Irene Wheelock, 92, of Brandon, SD, formerly of Sioux Falls, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Wheelock died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Brandon Bethany Home.
Irene Callies was born May 5, 1921 to Carl and Bertha (Zieman) Callies at Howard. She grew up in the Howard area prior to moving to Sioux Falls. She had been a bookkeeper for K&K Stores in Bridgewater and in Sioux Falls.
On May 5, 1946, she was united in marriage with Milton Wheelock at Pipestone, Minn. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Sioux Falls where Irene raised her family. Throughout the years, she made and gifted over 200 afghans to her family and friends. In her younger years, she was known for her delicious cinnamon rolls. Her husband died in 1972, and Irene continued to live in Sioux Falls until her move to Brandon on Aug. 12, 2012.
Mrs. Wheelock is survived by her children, Stan (Paula) Wheelock of Sioux Falls, Ranae Gillette of Beresford, and Mike (Lulu) Wheelock of Sioux Falls; son-in-law, Joe Westwick of Lake Madison; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, DeWayne “Fuzzy” Callies of Sioux Falls, and Ron “PeeWee” Callies of Spearfish; and two sisters, Shirley Herndon and Lois Haeuszer, both of Cannon Falls, Minn.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jeanette Westwick; and siblings, Richard, Margaret, Rhoda, Calvin and Clifford.
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Darold 'Dutch' Wiand, 68
Funeral services for Darold “Dutch” Wiand, 68, of Brandon, were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Wiand died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Wiand is survived by his wife Carolyn; children, Shelly (Kim) Cosens, Sherry (Chuck) Mollenhour and Tom (Traci) Wiand; six grandchildren, Candice Sikel, Joshua Cosens, Kyle Cosens, Ben Mollenhour, Bovey Wiand and Morgan Wiand; and four great-grandchildren; step-father, Don Koch; and siblings, Jacki Baiotto, Charlene Lindsey, Brenda Kock and Barry Kock.
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