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Luella Mauf


Luella Mauf, age 89 of Madison, SD died February 24, 2015 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison. Funeral Service will be at 2pm February 28, 2015 at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Madison. Family will be present for visitation at 7pm Friday at Ellsworth Funeral Home. 

Bernadine A. Kurzin


Bernadine A. Kurzin, age 88 of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Nunda, SD died February 22, 2015 at Sheridan Medical Center in Kenosha, WI. Funeral Service will be at 11am February 28, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Nunda, SD. Burial will be at Prarie Queen Cemetery in Nunda. Visitation with family present will be from 5-7pm Friday at Ellsworth Funeral Home. 

Doretta "Dort" B. Fox


Doretta "Dort" B. Fox, age 85 of Flandreau, SD died February 18, 2015 at Prairie Senior Cottage. Funeral will be February 23, 2015 at 11am at United Methodist Church in Madison, SD with visitation 2 hours prior. Visitation will be February 22, 2015 at Skroch Funeral from 2pm-5pm with 4pm Prayer Service. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Flandreau, SD. 

Jimmie Costlow


Jimmie Costlow, age 91, of Sioux Falls; formerly of Madison; died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls. Memorial Services will be 2 PM, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Halliday-Peterson Chapel, Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls.&n

Arthur G. Hagg


Arthur G. Hagg, age 94 of Madison, died February 11, 2015 at the Bethel Lutheran Home. Funeral Services will be at 1pm February 14, 2015. Burial with Military Honors will be at Graceland Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will begin at 4pm Friday with family Present to greet friends at 6pm at the Randall Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 12pm Saturday at the church. 

Jean R. McCarty


Jean R. Mccarty, age 61 of Sioux Falls, SD, formally of Madison, SD passed away peacfully surrounded by her family February 10, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Service will be at 11am February 14, 2015 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Burial will be at Oslo Cemetary in rural Volga. Family will be present for visitation at 6pm Friday with a Prayer Service at 7pm at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

Cleone Heibult


Cleone Heibult, age 73 of Brookings, SD died February 9, 2015 at the Golden Living Center, Madison, SD. Funeral Services will be at 10:30am February 11, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Brookings, SD. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Rude's Funeral Home. 

Lorang Severson


Lorang Severson, age 98, of Arlington, WA, and a former Arlington, SD resident died January 31, 2015 in Washington. Funeral Services will be at 10am on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington. Burial will be in the Arlington City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington. 

Peryl Beckman


Peryl Beckman, age 96 of Sioux Falls and a former Arlington resident died on Wednesday February 4, 2015 in Sioux Falls. Funeral Services will be at 2:30pm on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington with burial in the Arlington City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the church on Monday.

Maurice "Ed" Harter


Maurice "Ed" Harter, age 86 of Madison, SD passed away at Madison Community Hospital February 4, 2015. Funeral Service is at 2pm February 7, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Madison, SD. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Madison. Visitation starts Friday at 3pm with family present to greet friends from 5pm-7pm at Ellsworth Funeral Home, Madison, SD. 

Judith Noreen Bickett


Judith Noreen Bickett, age 96 of Howard, SD passed away January 28, 2015 at Desert Steppes II Assisted Living in Tucson, AZ. Funeral services will be at 11am February 6, 2015 at Beach United Methodist Church in Howard, SD. Burial will be at Oldham City Cemetery in Oldham, SD. Visitation will be Thursday from 10am to 6pm at Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard, SD. 

Peter J. Hoidal


Peter Hoidal, age 86 of Madison,died Tuesday,February 3, 2015, at his home on Lake Madison. Public Visitation begins noon Friday at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Private family services will be held later.

Ruth Linda Eggert


     Ruth Linda Eggert, 94, of Howard passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, South Dakota.      A visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm on Feb. 2, at Willoughby Funeral Home

Booker Thomas Perry


Booker Thomas Perry, age 53, died at Golden Living Center in Madison on January 25, 2015. He was born on September 16, 1961 at Seminole, OK to Booker and Betty (Beard) Perry. He grew up in Oklahoma where he graduated from high school. He served in the US

Sheldon Stratton


Sheldon Stratton, age 74, died at Bethel Lutheran Home on January 26, 2015. He was born on October 13, 1940 at Flandreau, SD to Sheldon and Myrtle (Kongsburg) Stratton. He married Bonnie Dragseth on November 18, 1961 at Nunda, SD. He is survived by his wi

Kelli Lynne Jackson


Kelli Lynne Jackson, age 44 of Canova, South Dakota passed away January 25, 2015 at her home in the Canova area. Funeral services will be at 11am January 29, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Canova, South Dakota. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Canova. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am to 3pm at Willoughby Funeral Home, and resuming at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard at 5pm with a Prayer service at 7pm. 

Booker Thomas Perry


Booker Thomas Perry, age 53 of Madison, South Dakota passed away January 25, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Madison. Funeral service will be held at 11am January 31, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel. Burial will be with military honors at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the Weiland Funeral Chapel.  

Melvin Risty


Melvin Risty, age 79, of the Sinai-Arlington Area passed away January 21, 2015 at his rural farm home. Funeral services will be at 10:30am January 26, 2015 at the Sinai Lutheran Church in Sinai, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Sunday January 25, 2015 at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington with preceding serices in the church on January 26, 2015.

Ambrose Zens


Ambrose Zens, age 95, from Epiphany, South Dakota has passed away  at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota January 20, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am January 24, 2015 at Catholic Church of Epiphany in Epiphany, South Dakota. Burial will be at Holy Three Kings Catholic Cemetery in Epiphany. Visitation will begin Friday at 6pm with a Scripture and Rosery Serfice to be said at 7pm at the all Catholic Church in Epiphany. 

Patricia Andersen


Patricia Ranee (Josephson) Andersen, 53 of Badger, SD died on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Arlington, SD. after a difficult battle with ovarian cancer.

Trish was born on February 16, 1961 to Curtiss and Geneva (Johnson) Josephson, and was raised on a farm near Bryant, SD. She attended school in Bryant, graduating from Hamlin High School in 1979. She went on to

Mary F. Protsch


Mary F. Protsch, age 84  of Howard, South Dakota passed away January 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Howard. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am January 17, 2015 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard, South Dakota. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Howard. Visitation will be at 5pm with a Scripture & Rosary Service at 7pm at the all catholic church in Howard. 

Burnette Mette


Burnette "Barney" Mette, age 72 of Howard, South Dakota, passed away at Madison Community Hospital January 14, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11am January 19, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard, SD. Burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Howard. Visitation will begin at noon Son Sunday, with family present from 4-6pm at the Willboughby Funeral Home in Howard. 

Luverne Olsen


Luverne "Bud" Olson, age 85, passed away at Bethal Lutheran Home on January 15, 2015. Funeral services will be at 2pm January 19, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetary. The family will be present at 7pm on Sunday at Weiland Funeral Chapel. 

Gerald Strub


Gerald Strub, age 86, passed away at Golden Living Healthcare Center January 14, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10am January 19, 2015 at Weiland Funeral Chapel. Burial is at Graceland Cemetary. The family will be present from 2-4pm on Sunday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel. 

Rick Schurz


Rick Schurz, age 50, passed away at his home January 3, 2015. Memorial service will be at 11am January 17, 2015 at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Inurnment is at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7pm Friday at Ellsworth Funeral Home. 

Roger E. Nelson


Roger E. Nelson, age 73, passed away at is home January 13, 2015. Funeral will be January 17, 2015 at 11am at Flandreau Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7pm at Skroch Funeral Chapel with a 7pm prayer service. 

Kevin Amdahl


Kevin Amdahl, age , passed away at his home in Sioux Falls January 10, 2015. Funeral services-Celebration of Life will be at 2pm January 13 at Willoughby Funeral Home. Burial will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Willie Tschetter


Willie Tschetter, age 56, passed  away at his home January 7, 2015.
Funeral Services are at 2pm January 10, 2015 at Beach United Methodist Church in Howard.
Burial is at Cloverleaf Colony Cemetary in Howard.
Visitation will begin Friday January 9, 2015 at 5pm with a prayer service at 7pm at Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard.

Ronald Carlson


Ronald "Ron" Carlson, age 71, passed away at his residence in Carthage December 16, 2014.
Memorial Services will be at 10am January 9, 2015 at Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard, SD.
Burial is at St. John's Luthern Church Cemetary in Howard. 
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

Dale Weerheim


Dale Weerheim, age 58, passed away at his residence Janurary 7, 2015. 
Funeral Service: Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Madsion. 
Burial is at 230pm at Graceland cemetary in Corsica. Lunch will follow the committal at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Corsica. 
Visitation: Family present 5-8pm with a prayer service at 7pm at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Jim Nielsen


Jim Nielsen, age 66 passed away at Bethel Lutheran Home on January 1, 2015
Prayer service:Sunday January 4th 5:00PM at The Weiland Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Service: Monday January 5th 10:30am at St.Thomas Aquinas Church in Madison
Weiland Funeral Home in Madison is in charge of the arrangments
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