BV Challenger obituaries: 3/13
March 13. 2013 1:49PM
Bernice Larson, 91
Funeral services for Bernice Evelyn Larson, 91, of Garretson, were held Friday, March 8, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, Garretson. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Larson died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Bethany Home in Brandon.
Bernice was born on Oct. 27, 1921, in Sioux Falls, to Peter and Hildur (Granberg) Stadum. Bernice grew up in Sioux Falls and attended Whittier School, Washington High School, and Augustana College. She taught two years in rural school District 106 in Minnehaha County southeast of Garretson.
On July 6, 1943, Bernice married Arthur Larson at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. After their marriage Bernice taught for one year at District 55 in Minnehaha County. The couple lived in Sioux Falls until moving to the family farm west of Garretson in 1954. They returned to Sioux Falls in 1956. In 1962, they purchased a farm east of Garretson. After their children were all in school, she taught for six years at Franklin School in Sioux Falls and sixteen years in Garretson until retiring in 1984. Art died Aug. 9, 1983. Bernice moved to Bethany Home in Brandon on March 1, 2012.
Bernice was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garretson where she was involved in various church activities. She was also active in the Garretson Senior Citizens and the Augustana Alumni Association.
She is survived by her children, Janice Reynolds, Omaha, Neb., James (Barbara) Larson, Garretson, Gale (Barbara) Larson, Garretson, and Steve (Mary) Larson, Garretson; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a half-sister, Hazel Waggoner.
Online condolences and video tribute at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.
Catherine (Darst) Schriver, 80
Memorial services for Catherine (Darst) Schriver, 80, of Valley Springs, were held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at First Lutheran Church of Valley Springs.
Mrs. Schriver died Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Tuff Memorial Nursing Home, in Hills Minn., from heart failure.
Catherine Nancy Darst was born June 22, 1932, in Sioux Falls to Wheatley and Rosella (Burger) Darst, where she was raised and educated through the eighth grade. She began working in various restaurants doing dishes and serving tables. At the age of 17, Cathy was diagnosed with cancer, which she was not assumed to survive. She beat it though and went on to marry Frank Hayne in 1950. She also took on a position with Ma Bell, as a telephone operator. Frank was in the military and they eventually moved to Colorado for his position. In 1951, Cathy’s first child was born. A short time later, Frank was transferred to Alaska and Cathy returned to Sioux Falls. Sadly, in 1963, Frank passed away leaving Cathy with three children. Later in 1964, she met and married her shining knight, Charles Schriver Ill. They moved their family to an acreage near Valley Springs. Soon after, Charles III was born.
Catherine will always be remembered as a great caretaker. Charles ran a trucking operation and Cathy ran the home and family. She took in everyone who needed a hand up. If you were sick, she had remedies for everything and if you were at her home, eating in the living room in front of the television, comic books, and being pampered was on the agenda. She also loved to watch TV (especially old western movies), roller-skating, and walking the railroad tracks with the grandkids where they could find all sorts of adventures like turtles.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Schriver II, Valley Springs; children, Frank Hayne, Alexandria, Robert (Connie) Hayne, Rapid City, Trinda (Tim) Knebel, Sioux Falls, Charles Schriver III, Steen Minn., and Charla (Rodney) Wendell, Sioux Falls; 10 grandchildren, Becky (Scott) Kinney, Jarrod Hayne, Matthew (Tanya) Hayne, Alex Feiock, Justin (Macrina) Hayne, Heidi (Carlos) Moore, Chanda (Troy) Graham, Katrina (Chris) Narum, Sean Baney, and Tara (Andy) Berg; and 13 great-grandchildren; Cydni Foster, Caden Quintanilla, Keegan Hayne, McKenzie and Cole Hayne, Allina, Sahvana and Rianna Hayne, Bryce Moore, Thane and Thea Graham, Taylar Erickson and Ashlan Berg; two brothers, Joe Darst, Chester, and John Williams of California.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Julia Woodruff; and her first husband, Frank Hayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Children’s Care Hospital.
For the full obituary and online condolences, go to www.heartlandfunerals.com.
Clark W. Wells, 68
Funeral mass for Clark William Wells, 68, of Alcester, was held Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Beresford. Burial was in the St. John Catholic Cemetery, rural Beresford.
He died March 4, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Clark was born May 21, 1944 in the farmhouse to parents Garth and Cora (Heiman) Wells. He was raised on a farm near Alcester as the only son in a family of four sisters. He attended Brilliant Hill Elementary and Alcester High School, graduating in 1962. He was united in marriage to Diane Sassel on June 20, 1964, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Beresford. They farmed and raised their family north of Alcester. Clark became a hog buyer and operated Dakota Pork located in Alcester. He retired when he sold the business. In retirement he trucked for his son Chad's business.
Clark had a reputation among family and friends for being able to fix anything. He had a passion for cars and pickups. His last great hobby was fixing up a 1993 silver Dodge pickup. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family. He fixed up trails in the grove for the grandkids to ride the golf cart, 4-wheeler, go-cart and John Deere mowers when they visited. He bought a camper and hoped to take the grandkids camping this summer. He loved trips to the Black Hills and Branson, Mo., with Diane.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, Alcester; three sons, Todd (Jessica) Wells, Sioux Falls, Chad (Ginger) Wells, Brandon, and Bryan (Beth) Wells, Sioux City, Iowa; three sisters, Connie Hagen, Sun City, Ariz., Ginny (Merlyn) Solberg, Rochester, Minn., Judy Hagler, Anchorage, Alaska; 11 grandchildren, Ariahna, Aidan, Collin, Tyler, Lauren, Ashley, Elivia, Nicholas, Elise, Lincoln, and Noah Wells; and many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
To view the full obituary, go to www.wassfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy L. Robins, 79
Funeral services for Dorothy L. Robins (Fleming), 79, of Minnetonka, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Interment was in the Lakewood Cemetery, also in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Robins died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.
Dorothy was a long-time employee of Red Owl. She loved to work in her yard, whistle and play cards.
She is survived by her children, Deb (Bob) Cavan, Pam (Don) Ramm and David (Patricia) Fleming; grandchildren, Todd Neal and Alison Fleming; sisters, Marjorie (Dick) Nussbaum, Betty (Jerry) Streckfuss and Gwen Westphal; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death byher parents, Harold C. and Mabel (Rademacher) Lee; and husband, Phil Robins.
Memorials will be given in Dorothy’s name to Alzheimer's research.
To view the full obituary, go to www.Washburn-McReavy.com.
Dr. Gary Halma, 62
Private family services will be held at a later date for Dr. Gary Halma, 62, of Brandon.
Dr. Halma died Monday, March 4, 2013.
Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral & Cremation service is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor Paul, 88
Memorial services for Eleanor Mae Paul, 88 of Montrose, were held Monday, March 1, 2013, at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Sioux Falls. Burial was in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Paul died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Canistota Good Samaritan Home.
Survivors include her sons, Larry Paul, Montrose, Dennis (Rita) Paul, Edmond, Okla.; daughter JoAnn Vaughn, Pierre; six grandchildren, Jeff McCaw, Sioux Falls, Jeanie (Craig) Heezen, Emery, David (Tracy) Paul, Georgetown, Texas, Scott (Sara) Paul, Edmond, Okla., Bobbie (friend Audrey) Vaughn, Brandon, and Pattie (Ron) Meyer, Centerville; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
For obituary and online registry, go to www.millerfh.com
Kirk W. Preheim, 61
Memorial services for Kirk W. Preheim, 61, of Sioux Falls, were held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at First Reformed Church in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Preheim died Monday, March 4, 2013 at his home in Sioux Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; children, Anton (April Pastorius) Preheim of New Hope, Minn., Dustin (Stephanie) Preheim of Sioux Falls, Karen (Brett) Runge of Wessington; six grandchildren, Hannah, Austin, Gavin, Leah, Dominic, and Lucas; his mother, Ethel Preheim of St. Peter, Minn.; siblings, Gwendolyn (Dean) Preheim-Bartel of Goshen, Ind., Nina Preheim and Elizabeth (Mark) Osborne, all of St. Peter, Minn., William Preheim of Sioux Falls, and Michael Preheim of Sturgis; many nieces, nephews, dear relatives and friends.
Mr. Preheim was preceded in death by his father, Lynn Preheim; and sister, Dorothy Preheim.
To view the full obituary, go to www.georgeboom.com.
Lois Wildes, 70
Memorial services for Lois Wildes, 70, of Sioux Falls, were held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
Mrs. Wildes died Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Lois was born July 23, 1942 to August Pierson and Lucille (Burns) Pierson in Webster, the middle of three children, older brother Jerry Pierson and younger brother Scottie Pierson. Lois was a majorette at Webster High School and graduated in 1961. She graduated as an LPN from Sioux Falls Nursing Academy in 1974, and went on to pursue her RN from Presentation College. She provided 30 years of exemplary care for the residents of the assisted living facilities in Sioux Falls.
Lois married Chuck Wildes on April 8, 1978.
She is survived by her husband Chuck; children, Kim Wahl (Nilson), Kelly McDonald (Nilson), Shelly Zens (Wildes), Kerry Nilson, Kevin Nilson, and Rick Wildes; 15 grandchildren, Nathan, Megan and Lindsey McDonald, Joshua, Jordan, Caleb, Terra, Seth and Cora Nilson, Amy, and Lee Wildes, Patricia, Justein, Nicole and Bridget Zens; and one great-grandchild, Vincent Nilson.
For obituary and online registry, go to www.millerfh.com.
Derald F. Wilcox, 85
Derald F Wilcox Sr, 85, died Thursday March 7th. He was born September 6, 1927 to John and Lenora Wilcox in Sioux Falls, SD. He grew up and attended school there. He married Shirley L. Brooks on February 16, 1948, had 13 children and enjoyed 65 wonderful years of marriage. He was a member of St. Lamberts Catholic Church. Derald was employed with Horner Box, Champion Int, Horner Waldorf Paper and Smurfit Stone for 33 years before retiring. He very much enjoyed his woodworking projects and the never ending family picnics and gatherings.
Derald is survived by his wife, 5 sons: Robert (Denise) Wilcox of Ogden UT, Tom (Mary) Wilcox of Sioux Falls, Victor (Shelley) Wilcox of Colorado, Richard (Sara) Wilcox of Sioux Falls, Dominic Wilcox of Sioux Falls; and 6 daughters; Patty (Jim) Carlson of Sioux Falls, Gloria (Darwin) DeJong of Sioux Falls, Cindi (Dave) Miller of Sioux Falls, Shelly Carlson of Brandon, Becky Alexander of Springtown TX, and Carolyn Kay (Rick) Carlson of Sioux Falls; and daughter-in-law: Mable Wilcox. He was the proud grandfather to 40 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. His siblings include brothers, Harold (Talhou) Wilcox of Kansas City, MO, twin brother Dewane (Carol) Wilcox of Sioux Falls, John (Janet) Wilcox of Sioux Falls, and Gary (Jane) of Sioux Falls; sisters Marie Bingen of Sioux Falls, Deanna (Berneil) Severson of Sioux Falls, Barbara Quittem of Sioux Falls, Mary May of Missoula MT and Kathleen (Richard) Stevens of Sioux Falls. Derald is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Elmer, sisters Patty Wilcox, Bernice Hoover and Lucy Simonson, son Derald Jr, and daughter Linda Wentzel.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 11, 2013, at St. Lambert Church. An on-line registry is available at barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com.