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September 10. 2013 3:39PM
Paul Jackson, 18
Funeral services for Paul Wayman Jackson, 18, of Brandon, were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Celebration United Methodist Church in Brandon.
Paul died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Mitchell.
Paul Wayman Jackson was born June 5, 1995, in Watertown. He was raised in Sioux Falls and attended All-City Elementary and Edison Middle School. Paul graduated from Brandon Valley High School in May of 2013. He was enrolled at Mitchell Technical Institute studying power line maintenance and construction.
Paul was a very active person. He played football, was a member of the Brandon Bass Fishing Club and loved to hunt. His greatest passion was hunting and fishing with his dog, “U”. Paul started hunting at the early age of 4. He and his grandfather, Ron, could often be found at Lake Poinsett on the hunt. Paul was a hard worker. He worked at the Izaak Walton League, Brandon Steakhouse, Gann Valley Ranch as a guide and dog trainer, Menards, Oakland Irrigation and most recently at Cabela’s as a Waterfowl Specialist. Paul was very easy going with a huge smile, and he loved people. He would always go the extra mile to help anyone or to visit with any of his customers.
Paul is survived by his parents, Sindy (Scott) Wiertzema, Brandon, and Steve (Carol Anne) Jackson, Sioux Falls; grandparents, Ron and Sondra Timmer, Sioux Falls, Barbara Jackson, Sioux Falls, Nancy Wiertzema, Luverne, Minn., and LuAnn Olson, Sioux Falls; great-grandmother, Adeline Moul, Sioux Falls; five sibilings, Dave (Katie), Jeff (Mandy), Mark, Kelsey and Tanner; a very special friend, Haley Hillestead; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Paul’s honor.
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Vincent Kueter, 80
Funeral mass for Vincent J. Kueter, 80, of Sioux Falls, was held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Burial was in the St. Joseph’s Wellington Cemetery, rural Humboldt.
Mr. Kueter died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.
Vincent J. Kueter was born on March 12, 1933 to Joseph and Katherine (Hamman) Kueter south of Humboldt. He was raised in the Humboldt area and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1951. On Jan. 21, 1953, he married Eleanor Jarding at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. They lived most of their lives in the Humboldt area where Vince farmed.
Vince was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux Falls as well as the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was honored as a Pioneer Shipper by the Sioux Falls Stockyards. He also served as a 4-H swine superintendent at the Sioux Empire Fair for many years and as a board member for over 50 years at Wellington Cemetery.
Mr. Kueter is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Eleanor, of Sioux Falls; four sons, Larry (Susanne) of Tempe, Ariz., Steve (Gloriann) of Sioux Falls, Terry (Rhonda) of Humboldt, and Tom (Kim) of Brandon; six daughters, Maricarrol Kueter of Sioux Falls, Sharon (Milo) Klein of Gregory, Joan (John) Mahoney of Sioux Falls, Shirley Kueter of Sioux Falls, Nancy (Lonny) Johnson of Sioux Falls, and Sue (Jerry) Bergheim of Madison; 19 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Louis Jarding of Sioux Falls and Jim (Edith) Jarding of Humboldt; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Jarding of Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Lorraine Buus.
Memorials can be directed to the Wellington Cemetery Association.
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William Nelson, 82
William ‘Bill’ F. Nelson
Funeral services for William “Bill” Frederick Nelson, 82, of Sioux Falls, were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Nelson died at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.
Bill was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Worthington, Minn., to Oscar and Meta (Dietrich) Nelson. He grew up in Sherburn and Worthington and graduated from Worthington High School in 1949. After graduating from high school, Bill joined the Air Force to serve in the Korean War and was stationed in Biloxi, Miss., Great Falls, Mont., and Guam. While stationed in Biloxi, Bill married Darlene Mae Christians on March 31, 1951.
Bill and Darlene made their home in Sioux Falls, where he attended Nettleton College and worked for John Morrell. They moved to Valley Springs to raise their young family in 1963. Bill retired from John Morrell at 50 years of age and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years. Bill and Darlene owned and operated several antique shops in the Sioux Falls area and moved to Hill City in 1991, where they had an antique shop until they returned to Sioux Falls in 2007.
He enjoyed photography and was an avid reader who was widely known for his knowledge of antiques and collectibles
Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Darlene; and four children, William (Sharon) Nelson, Brandon, Brenda (Bill) Redmond, Scottsdale, Ariz., Robert (Debra) Nelson, Sioux Falls, and Don, Sioux Falls; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Meta; sisters, Norma and LaVerna; and a brother, Norman.
Gary A. Rickel, 66
Graveside services for Gary Alan Rickel, 66, of Brandon, were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Black Hills National Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Rickel died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Helping Hands Assisted Living Home in Brandon.
Gary Alan Ricker was born Feb. 22, 1947, in Berkley, Calif., to Leo and Elna (Bloomer) Rickel. Following graduating from high school, Gary joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Vietnam as a machinist mate. When he returned from the service, he moved to Sioux Falls, where he lived in the area and worked at different jobs.
Gary loved to work on models, mostly planes and cars. He also tinkered with engineering model projects such as bridges, made from toothpicks.
Gary is survived by a sister, Penny Locken, Gillette, Wyo.; friend, Clinton Johnson; and his friends at Helping Hands.
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Dorothy L. Smith, 86
Funeral services for Dorothy L. Smith, 86, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Valley Springs, were held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Halladay-Peterson Chapel at Dow Rummel. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Valley Springs.
Mrs. Smith died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Dow Rummel Village.
Mrs. Smith is survived by fher children, Leslie Smith, Rapid City, Dean (Sun Ok) Smith, Mackenbach, Germany, Elaine (Dennis) Johnson, Baltic; five grandchildren, Dean Smith Jr. Regina Smith, Lyndsay Smith, Dustin and Craig Johnson; daughter-in-law, Jackie Koupal, Rapid City; and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in 1999; a son, Ray; brother, Leavitt Robbins; and a sister, Norma Lyon.
Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Terveer, 85
Funeral services for Mary Terveer, 85, of Ayrshire, Iowa, were held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire. Burial was in the Calvary Aysire Cemetery.
Mrs. Terveer died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Spencer, Iowa.
Mary was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Graettinger, Iowa, to John and Kathleen (Hendricks) McBride. She married Vitus Terveer on Aug. 1, 1947. She dedicated her live to creating a loving home for her eight children. She volunteered at the Altar Society, having coffee with her husband and children on the family farm, cherished her Irish heritage, bird watching, chocolate malts and the Minnesota Twins.
She is survived by her husband, Titus J. Terveer; children, Kathleen (Robert) Brown, John (Patsy) Terveer, Roberta Smith, Jerry (Sue) Terveer, Timothy Terveer, Gregory (Cheri) Terveer, Jeffrey Terveer and Anthony (Kathy) Terveer; a brother, Donald (Betty) McBride; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kathleen; brothers, James, Richard and John Jr.; and sisters, Ann Delores and Catherine.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Silver Lake Fire and Rescue.
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