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June 25. 2013 9:44AM
Kylie Raelyn Aas, infant
Kylie Aas, infant daughter of Adam Aas and Aubrey Jelsma, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis following a lengthy illness.
Kylie was born June 29, 2012 in Sioux Falls.
Grateful for having shared her life are her parents, Adam Aas and Aubrey Jelsma of Brandon; her sister, Isabella Jelsma of Brandon; grandparents, Doug and Corinne Chilson of Huron, Arthur and Marcia Jelsma of Watertown, and Rodney Aas of Sisseton; her aunts, Amber Jelsma of Tea, Manndie Aas of Rapid City, and Nikki Chilson of Albuquerque, N.M.; an uncle, Ryan (Emily) Chilson of Cape Cateret, N.C.; her great-grandmothers, Marcella Aas and Lu Wooley Eggers, both of Sisseton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Faith Baptist Fellowship in Sioux Falls. Interment was in South Beaver Valley Cemetery, rural Brandon.
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David Wells, 51
Funeral services for David Roy Wells, 51, of Brandon, were held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Community Reformed Church in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Wells died on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
David Roy Wells was born June 24, 1961, to James and Ellen (Brandt) Wells in Ft. Reilly, Kan. His family moved to Sioux Falls when David was a toddler and it is here where he received his education graduating from O’Gorman High School in 1979. David then joined the Army National Guard and served for six years. He was united in marriage with Linda Sutherland on March 22, 2000 in St. Lucia, West Indies.
In 1993 David opened Elite Electric Incorporated. With his strong leadership, father-like care and love of his employees the company has grown to over 50 employees or in David’s eyes “extended family.” He took great pride in his work and worked hard to be a role model for those around him.
David was a devout Christian and went to great lengths to make people feel welcome and loved. He had a great sense of humor, loved telling stories and dreaming big. He enjoyed fishing and boating, riding his Harley-Davidson, camping and traveling around the world. Above all David’s greatest love was for his family, employees and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Wells of Brandon; four children, Autumn Wells, Sioux Falls, Emily Wells, Bremerton, Wash., Hilary Wells, Brandon, and David Wells Jr. of Brandon; mother, Ellen Wells, Sioux Falls; four siblings, Daniel (Kim) Wells, Worthing, Manuela Wells, Mallissa Wells, McKinney, Texas, and Malinda (Brad) Engbarth, Canistota; goddaughter, Amanda Engbarth, Canistota; godson, Brian Wells of Worthing; his Elite Electric family; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
David was preceded in death by his father, James Wells; and first wife, Amber Jacobson Wells.
In lieu of flowers a memorial is preferred to Children’s Home Society, P.O. Box 1749, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1749.
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