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March 13. 2014 9:11AM
Harley L. Atwood, 83
Funeral services for Harley L. Atwood, 93, of Sioux Falls, were held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Sioux Flals.
Mr. Atwood died on Saturday March 8, 2014 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Harley L. Atwood was born Feb. 22, 1921 at Inwood, Iowa, to Bert and Bertha (Holthe) Atwood. He was raised and attended school in Sioux Falls. Harley was united in marriage with Eleanor Schipper on Nov. 9, 1940 in Sibley, Iowa. Harley worked on a farm until starting his career with John Morrell and Company on Aug. 7, 1942. He took a short break from John Morrell and Company in 1944 to join the war effort. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Sea Flasher from 1944 to 1946. Harley then returned to John Morrell and worked until his retirement in 1982. In 1962 Harley purchased a miniature golf course on 33rd and Minnesota called Goofy Golf and operated it for 15 years. He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed building and remodeling homes. He enjoyed putting, yard work and cars.
Harley was a member of East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls; where he proudly served as an usher for over 53 years. Harley was also a member of the V.F.W., D.A.V., and American Legion Post 15.
He is survived by three daughters, Doris (Curt) Phillips, Valley Springs, Diana Johnson, Madison, Linda (Mike) Carmody, Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren, Patricia Engler, Terry (Kim) Phillips, Jay Phillips, Lori Lynn (David Lundsgaard) Phillips, Robert (Katera) Johnson, Ellen (Dean) Unzelman, Scott (Sherilyn) Carmody and Shari Cross; 13 great-grandchildren, Magdalena Phillips, Christian Lundsgaard, Svend Phillips, Annika Lundsgaard, Lorin Phillips, Jaclyn Phillips, Stacia Perry, Morgan Johnson, Kristina Unzelman, Sydney Johnson, Bryn Johnson, Erica Carmody and Brendan Carmody; three siblings, Mearl Atwood, Sioux Falls, John (Pat) Atwood, Des Moines, Iowa, and Evelyn Weidenbach, Sioux Falls; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Harley was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Bertha Atwood; wife, Eleanor Atwood; daughter, Marilyn Engler; three brothers, Ray, Bert and Palmer Atwood; and two sisters, Lavada Baker and Ida Tidwell.
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Richard Heidenson, 88
Memorial services for Richard Heidenson, 88, of Battle Lake, Minn., were held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake.
Mr. Heidenson died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home at the Lakeview Senior Living in Battle Lake.
He is survived by three children, Steven (Deborah) Heidenson of Henning, Minn.., Raymond (Lyn) Heidenson of Brandon, and Janet (Mark) Ausland of Apple Valley, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
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Lori Mose, 48
Memorial services for Lori Burnham Mose, 48, of Tea, were held Monday, March 10, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea.
Lori died at her home after a sudden illness on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Lori Ginette Burnham was born to Byron and Verene (Reif) Burnham on June 19, 1965, in Freeman, S.D. She grew up near Spencer, S.D., and graduated from Spencer High School. She then attended Nettleton Community College in Sioux Falls. Lori was united in marriage with Jim Mose on Sept. 1, 1984, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Spencer. Lori began a career at Starmark Cabinetry as a national sales coordinator until becoming ill.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea, and a member of Hart Ranch.
She is survived by her husband Jim, Tea; daughter, Amber (Ryan) Mose-Milbrath, Tea; two granddaughters, Jaya and Jerzy Milbrath; son, Brandon Mose, Sioux Falls; father, Byron Burnham, Salem; sisters, Mary Jo (Mark) Kobernusz, Brandon, SD, Bonita McKusker-Burnham, Belle Plaine, IA, Brenda (John) Weisser, Mitchell, and Amy (Brent) Burnham–Booth, Brandon; father and mother-in-law, Loren and Rosemary Mose, Sioux Falls; brothers-in-law, Tom (Claudia) Mose, Sioux Falls, John Mose and fiancée Lori, Charleston, S.C.; eight nephews; five nieces; four great-nephews; four great-nieces; and many other relatives and friends.
Lori was preceded in death by her mother, Verene; and her grandparents.
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Lyle Pfeifle, 66
Funeral services for Lyle Pfeifle, 66, of Brandon, were held Monday, March 10, 2014 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in randon.
Mr. Pfeifle died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls following a courageous battle with cancer.
Lyle Dean Pfeifle was born May 24, 1947 in Eureka, S.D., to Albert and Rose (Kautz) Pfeifle. As a young child his family lived on farms near Ipswich and Artas, before making their home in Mobridge, S.D., when Lyle was in grade school. While in high school Lyle began his career working in the grocery store. On July 10, 1965 Lyle was united in marriage with Beverly Dickhaut in Tolstoy, S.D. The couple lived in Mobridge while Lyle began his career as a meat cutter and meat manager in grocery stores. In 1982 the family moved to Rapid City, before making their home in Brandon in 1988. Lyle retired from Sunshine Foods in 2010.
Lyle had a passion for the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his yard. He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed remodeling his home.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Pfeifle, Brandon; three children, Shayne (Darlys) Pfeifle, Rapid City, Jayde (Stephanie) Pfeifle, Valley Springs, and Nikki (Josey) Aasheim, Valley Springs; 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler and Raeley Pfeifle, Alyssa, Hunter and Parker Pfeifle , Kayla and Kadi Jones, Cody and Kimber Aasheim; one great-granddaughter, Erika Pigott; brother, Kenneth (Venita) Pfeifle, Greeley, Colo.; and his loving canine companion, Madi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Rose Pfeifle; and his in-laws, Henry and Evelyn Dickhaut.
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