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July 12. 2013 9:21AM
Deborah Larson, 62
Funeral services for Deborah Larson, 62, of Sioux Falls, were held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls with burial in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Larson died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Lake Poinsett.
Deborah Kay Bohms was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Sioux Falls to Alfred and Norma (Snethen) Bohms. She graduated from Washington High School and went on to attend Worthington Community College and Southeast VoTech where she received her LPN. She began working for McKennan Hospital in 1970. On April 23, 1988, she married James Larson. In the 1990’s Deborah chose to further her education and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She continued to work for Avera McKennan until the present. Deb and Jim were members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.
Survivors include her husband, James Larson; siblings, Margeann (Dean) Dewes, Delbert (Joann) Bohms, Bruce (Cathy) Bohms, and Sheldon Bohms, all of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Deb was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Norma Bohms; parents-in-law, Bill and Verna Larson; and sister, Wanda.
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Robert J. Miller Sr., 75
Memorial services for Robert J. Miller Sr., 75, of Brandon, were held Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon. Inurnment will be in the Brandon Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Miller died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Robert James Miller Sr. was born Feb. 7, 1938, to James and Elnora (Suhl) Miller in Flandreau. He lived and was educated in the Sioux Falls area while farming and finished school in Brandon until he started working at John Morrell in Sioux Falls. Robert met Doris Underberg and they were married June 6, 1955, in Pipestone, Minn. They resided in Brandon, where they raised their three children. Robert worked for John Morrell for over 40 years before he was forced to retire due to health reasons.
Robert was known to be a character and loved to have fun. His passion and pride surrounded his family. Whether it was fishing, camping, or babysitting patrol, Robert was all about memories with his family. They made many weekend trips to Walker’s Point and on their two-week trips annually, in August, to every state in the lower U.S., Robert was all about the fun. He also took a trip with his granddaughters to Mexico. He wasn’t known to be a great cook but he was the king of grilled cheese sandwiches. He reportedly wasn’t the best driver either which led to his one-of-a-kind pickup to having scratches, dents and dings in every corner. Robert also loved to carve wooden figures.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; three children, Pam (Rob) Thorson, Bob (Tricia) Miller, and Pat (Jim) Anderson, all of Brandon; and five grandchildren, Tyler (Angie) Fuerst, Jacob Thorson, Jenny Thorson, Crystal Anderson, and Jackie (Zane) Sorensen; one sister, Barb (Dick) Limoges, Sioux City, Iowa; and one brother, Richard (Deanne) Miller of Sioux Falls.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
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David A. Stroh, 75
Funeral services for David Anders Stroh, 75, of Luverne, Minn., were held Monday, July 1, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, also in Luverne.
Mr. Stroh died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Stroh, Luverne; four children, Carrie (Larry) Frey, Luverne; Dan Johnson, Luverne; Janet Donkersloot, Valley Springs; and Mike (Tanya) Stroh, Luverne; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
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