Subscribe Now    eEdition Login    How to Advertise    Work for Us!    Customer Service    Contact Us - Brandon, South Dakota
Calendar of Events
Add Your Own Event!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Search Brandon:
BV Challenger obituaries: 8/14

August 20. 2013 8:55AM
Carole S. Schneider, 76
Carole S. Schneider, 76, of Sioux Falls (formerly of Spencer, SD) passed away peacefully on August 6, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at her son Dan and daughter-in-law Donna’s home in Sioux Falls, following a long battle with esophageal cancer. She was born to Philemon and Christina (Hoenscheid) Streff on July 22, 1937. She married Raymond C. Schneider on November 24, 1954. Ray and Carole had 8 children.
Carole lived with her husband on a farm near Spencer, SD for most of her life. She made farming and family her life. She took pride in working the land, nurturing the trees she loved so much and grooming the beautiful farm place. She took joy in the accomplishments of every one of her children, grandchildren, in-laws and friends. Carole loved being around children of all ages.
When Ray was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1985, Carole made it her mission to learn as much as possible so she could be an effective caretaker. She also helped care for her mother and children as they waged their own battles against cancer. Being the consummate caretaker seemed to be her life’s goal. She has been active in the Parkinson Association of SD since 1985 and with Active Generations in Sioux Falls. She also enjoyed playing games and cards with family and friends and the many trips she took with her family members across the country, including dropping a nickel or two in an occasional casino!
She is survived by 6 children, Ray “Chuck” (Janet) of Longview, TX and Ray’s children Kevin and Jason (Kylene), Monica (Galynn) Huber of Brandon and their daughters Christina and Ashley (Rex) McDonald, Dan (Donna) of Sioux Falls and their daughter Nicole, Tom (Susie) of Bakersfield, CA and their children April (Scotty) Poulton and Aaron (Amber), Rich (Sheri) of Blue Earth, MN and their children Phillip (Caylin), Danielle and Melanie, and Dr. Mary (Dr. Amir Andrawis) Schneider of Sioux City, Iowa; a son-in-law Pat Walker (Deb, d. Michelle Schneider) and Pat and Michelle’s children, Brendan, Keely, Alex and Jack of Fargo, ND; a daughter-in-law Mychelle Tieszen (David, d. Paul Schneider) of Coon Rapids, MN; 2 siblings, Logene Stone of Redding, CA and JoAnne D’Hooge of Spokane, WA; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, her son, Paul, daughter, Michelle Walker, her parents, a sister, Rita Vathakos, a brother, Laurel “Joe” Streff and two grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Friday, August 9, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will begin 3:00pm Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home with a liturgical wake service at 7:00pm in our chapel.
Lila Warner, 82
Lila Elaine Warner, age 82, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home in Brookings. A graveside service was held July 26 at Hills of Rest Memorial Park in Sioux Falls. A memorial service was held Aug. 10 at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Brandon.
Lila Elaine Lamb was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Quinn, S.D., to Edgar Allie Lamb and Emma Rose Hartmann. She was one of three children born to the couple. As a child, Lila grew up in Quinn, Valley Springs (attending school grades 1-3), and Sioux Falls (grades 4-10). She graduated from Quinn High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her class. On Jan. 26, 1950, Lila married Glen Clayton Warner in San Diego, Calif. The couple moved often due to Glen’s duties in the U.S. Navy. They lived in Lead, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington before moving to Sioux Falls in 1963, then Brandon in 1964.
Lila stayed busy with her children as a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother and Boy Scout transporter. She was an active member of Faith United Presbyterian Church as a deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, Bible study leader, commissioner to the Presbytery and Synod, and Presbyterian Women programmer, secretary and president.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children Nancy (Howard) Ladner of Austin, Texas, Wayde Warner of Wentworth, S.D., Denise (James) Mayer of Hazel, S.D. and Stacey (Kristi) Warner of Britton, S.D.; daughters-in-law, Virginia Warner of Lakeside, Calif. and Barb Warner of South Point, Ohio; grandchildren Joslyn (Mike) Mogonye, Allan Mayer, Kenneth Mayer, Clayton Warner, Tabor Warner, James Warner, Elizabeth Warner, Michael Warner, Mary Ann Warner, and Kristi Warner; great grandchildren, Mason, Jaden, Kelsie, Jonathan, Isaac, and Raven.
Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; sons, Mitchell Warner and Aaron Warner; brother, Dean Lamb; sister, Eileen Lamb; and parents, Edgar and Emma Lamb.
Harold Bertrand, 80
Funeral services for Harold John Bertrand, 80, of Slayton, Minn., were held Wednesday Aug. 7, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Wilmont, Minn. A private interment, with Military honors by the Wimont VFW, will take place at Calvary Cemetery, also in Wilmont.
Mr. Bertrand died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Our House Hospice Home in Slayton, Minn., following a recent illness.
Harold Bertrand was born Nov. 28, 1932 in Plummer, Minn. He was adopted in 1939 and raised by his parents, Nicholas and Lucy Bathon Bertrand in Wilmont. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 1950. He and Donna Koehn were married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Avoca, Minn., on Feb. 6, 1952. After residing in Minneapolis for a brief time, Harold was drafted into the United States Army on May 21, 1953 serving during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge on March 31, 1955 he returned to Wilmont. He and Donna farmed north of Wilmont. They retired in 1996 and moved to Wilmont. Harold was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Wilmont VFW Post. He also served on the Wilmont Farmer’s Elevator board.
Harold was a strong member of Alcoholics Anonymous working hard to maintain his sobriety for 40 years and helping many others with their journey to sobriety. Harold enjoyed fishing, woodworking, yard work, his computer, traveling and recently throwing horseshoes. Wintering in Arizona the past 12 years was special to Harold, as he met many friends and enjoyed visits from family.
Harold is survived by his wife, Donna of 61 years; seven children, Nick (Pat) Bertrand of Brandon, Gene (Carol) Bertrand of Wilmont, Gary (Mary) Bertrand of Millersville, Md., Bruce (Ginny) Bertrand of Slayton, Dennis (Nancy) Bertrand of Wood Lake, Minn., Suanne (Loren) Christiansen of Balaton, Minn., and Jane and Jim Kocmick of Brandon; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Clara (Lloyd) Fuerstenberg of Wilmont, Agnes (Lloyd) Demarais of Rochester, Mich., and Jeanne (Daryl) Harms of Bella Vista, Ariz; and many nieces, nephews, friends and AA members.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, two brothers, Philip Cyr and Donald Bertrand, and his father- and mother-in-law, Harold and Elaine Koehn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton.
Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, Minn., was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, go to
Luray Denevan, 90
Luray Denevan, 90, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Bethany Home in Brandon, S.D. She was born March 25, 1923.
Survivors include her children: Thomas (Deborah) Denevan, Sioux Falls, James (Marianne) Denevan, Hill City, S.D., Coni Wolf, Glyndon, Minn., Kari (Dennis) Kannenberg, Minneapolis, Minn., and LuAnn Grossman, Sioux Falls; a brother, Myron (Marlene) Schievelbein; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation and a prayer service followed by a rosary were held on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Miller West Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Michael Catholic Church with burial at the St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Humboldt, S.D.
For obituary and online registry, visit

Recent Stories