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August 26. 2014 11:00AM
Dorothy M. Fanebust, 92
Memorial services for Dorothy Mae Fanebust, 92, of Sioux Falls, were held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the George Boom Funeral Home. A private interment as Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Sioux Falls, followed the service.
Mrs. Fanebust died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Good Samaritan Sioux Falls Village, with members of her family present.
She is survived by her children, Wayne Fanebust, Sioux Falls, Donna (Buddy) Leeman, Garretson, Connie Lee (James T.) Lilla, Harrisburg, Elleen (Terry) Riedl, Houghton, S.D., Twyla (Gene) Dinger, Hecla, S.D., David (Tracie) Fanebust, Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; son, Michael; parents, Martin and Ellen Rasmusson; brother, Marlyn; and sisters, Edith, Evelyn and Colleen.
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Michael 'Mick' Schleich, 67
Mass of Christian Burial was held for Michael “Mick” Schleich, 67, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria, S.D. Burial was in the St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Cemetery with military rites.
Mr. Schleich died Friday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
Michael James Schleich was born March 22, 1947 in Mitchell to George and Gladys (Sudbery) Schleich. He attended school in Alexandria and Letcher and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1965. After graduation he studied at the School of Mines before entering the U.S. Navy in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1971. Mick was an aviation electronic technician (radar) airman in the U.S. Navy, and also was in the Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, operating the radar while flying into the eye of hurricanes.
Following his service in the Navy he started his communication career with Northwestern Bell in 1971 working in Madison, Sioux Falls and Mitchell. He retired from Quest Communications in 2007 after 36 ˝ years of service.
Mick married Myra Kobernusz on Sept. 24, 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, S.D., and was a member of St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Mick enjoyed gardening, grilling steaks and having coffee with his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Myra; son, Sam of Alexandria; mother, Gladys Schleich of Mitchell; sisters, Sandy (Charlie) Degen of Alexandria and Deb (Jeff) Ellis of Mitchell; brother-in-law, Mark (Mary Jo) Kobernusz of Brandon; sister-in-law, Sheila Kobernusz of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Schleich; and in-laws, Bernard and Shirlene Kobernusz.
Charles Stultz, 61
Memorial services for Charles J. Stultz, 61, of Valley Springs, were held Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Heritage Lutheran Church, Brandon.
Mr. Stultz died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, following a short battle with cancer.
Charles Joseph Stultz was born April 19, 1953, in Madison, Neb., to Charles D. and Ann (Von Rentzell) Stultz. He was the eldest of nine children. Charles graduated high school from St. Edward High. He started driving trucks and hauling freight shortly afterwards. On Sept. 28, 1974, he married Deb Acklie, in Norfolk, Neb. They eventually moved to Dakota City and then to the Sioux Falls area in 1988. Charles continued to haul freight until his health would no longer permit him to drive.
Charles was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting antelope and pheasants with his sons, bird watching, Huskers football, card games and board game.
He is survived by his wife, Deb; two sons, Dana Stultz, Rapid City, and Dusty (Hope) Stultz, Brandon; three grandchildren, Athena, Aura, Rayleigh; parents, Charles and Ann Stultz, Norfolk, Neb.; seven siblings, John (Karen Amend) Stultz, Norfolk, Kathy Stultz, Lincoln, Neb., Marcia Love, Gunderson, Colo., Jim Stultz, Dallas, Texas, Bill Stultz, Minden, Neb., Dan (Boone) Stultz, Overton, Neb., and Carlin Stultz, Dallas; his mother-in-law, Irma Acklie, Madison, Neb.; four brothers-in-law, Ron (Amy) Acklie, Clearwater, Neb., Roger (Kathy) Acklie, Madison, Neb., Neal (Diann) Acklie, Norfolk, Neb., and Randy (Ieda) Acklie, Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Michael; and his father-in-law.
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