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Arlyn Boersma

Jan 23, 1947 - Nov 25, 2023

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Sioux Falls, SD

Rock Valley, IA: Arlyn Dale Boersma, 76, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 2, at 10:00 AM at the First Reformed Church of Rock Valley with Rev. Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Hillside Cemetery of Doon, Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley from 2:00-7:00 PM with the family present ...Read More

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Eunice Marie Bye

Apr 16, 1930 - Mar 03, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Eunice Marie Bye, age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Good Samaritan Society - Sioux Falls Village. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at God's Grace Church (524 W 13th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.) Family will be present one hour prior, and all are invited to join in luncheon following Eunice's service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God's Grace Church in her honor. A full obituary is pending at this time.

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Charles A. Almond

May 26, 1937 - Mar 04, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Charles A. Almond, Grafton, SD, died Monday, March 4, 2024, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He was 87. Service arrangements in North Dakota are pending at this time.

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Loren Edward Anderson Jr.

Mar 14, 1946 - Feb 23, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Loren Edward Anderson Jr. passed away on February 23, 2024, at the Sioux Falls Veteran's Hospital. Arrangements are pending. It is with whole hearted gratitude and appreciation for this gift of life on earth that we celebrate the life and soul of Loren Edward Anderson (Lon) who passed peacefully on the 23rd of February 2024 at the Sioux Falls Veteran’s Hospital. A very kind hearted, profoundly spiritual, compassionate healer, poet and story teller, comedian-prankster, athlete, singer, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and good friend to many, Lon’s multi-talented, kind, funny earthly presence will be very missed by all who knew him. Lon was born in Jackson, MN on March 14th, 1946 to Marie and Loren (Andy) Anderson, where he grew up with his 8 siblings. It is in Jackson that he is said to have inherited his mother Marie’s wonderful sense of humor and whimsical wit. He was close to his siblings and his aunt Maggie. Lon attended Jackson High as a track and field athlete, choir captain, and class clown and graduated in 1964 where we went on to serve overseas in the U.S. Army. He lived in Germany during his service. He then went on to graduate from University of Sioux Falls. It was here at college where he met the love of his lifetime, Nancy Ann Wallner. He said when he saw her he “fell head over heals in love and some shrubbery where upon he should have gotten stitches.” They were married in 1972 and lived in Detroit and then moved to Duluth, MN., where he raised 2 daughters. Lon worked for the State Department and St. Louis County in public health and then went on to get his certification as a drug and alcohol councilor and worked for the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment. He had great compassion and worked with people suffering from addictions. He had a passion to learn and share his knowledge of statistics and epidemiology in both the immunology and behavioral health sciences and was also quite the history buff. He retired in 2010 and moved with his wife Nancy to Windsor, Colorado in 2012. Lon later moved to be closer to his family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in late 2017. He spent the last of his days conspiring with his daughters to break out of the hospital and find some doughnuts, ice cream, or a cheeseburger. On February 23, 2024 with that classic, mischievous twinkle in his eye, Lon passed away after a wonderfully fun time with his daughter Kristan and his grandchildren Elijah and Isaiah. Lon is preceded in his passing by his beloved wife Nancy, parents Marie and Andy Anderson, brothers Jerry and Bert (Andy) Anderson. Lon is survived by and is forever carried in the hearts of his children: Meagan (Maggie) Wallner Anderson (Casey McKee) and Kristan Wallner Dow (Daniel Dow) grandchildren: Elijah and Isaiah Dow, sisters: Marcia Thompson, Kate Heligas, Jean Norland, Rosemary Kodet, Pat Little, and brother Richard Anderson, nieces and nephews Lonnie, Melissa, Eric Mary, John, Jim, Susan, Kelley, Lynn, Lon, Dan, Louise, Amy, Jennifer, David, Michael, David, Daniel and Andrew. His family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to his sister Kate Heligas and her family for all her support and help as well as the staff at the VA clinic, who never left his side when the time to come home came.

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Nadine Lee Christensen

Mar 09, 1945 - Mar 02, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Nadine Lee Christensen, 78, passed away on March 2, 2024, at Avera McKennan.Funeral services will take place at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. with family present two hours prior for visitation. Nadine was a beloved school teacher for 49 years and taught first grade at St. Lambert's Catholic School for 42 years. She also had a love for the Minnesota Twins. The family welcomes you to show your Twins spirit by wearing your favorite Minnesota Twins gear to her funeral. Please check back shortly for her full obituary. There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Cheryl Rahm-McGrath

May 14, 1950 - Mar 01, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Her journey is now complete. Cheryl Rahm-McGrath, age 73, unexpectedly passed away from natural causes on March 1, 2024. Cheryl Rose Rahm was born on May 14, 1950, in Aberdeen, SD, the most special Mother’s Day gift to her parents, Albert and Elaine (Remily) Rahm. The oldest of five children, Cheryl attended country school early in life, then Turton Public School, and graduated from Doland High School in 1968. Education was tremendously important to Cheryl. After graduating in 1971 with a Nursing degree from St. John’s in Huron, SD, she served in the Army Nurse Corp until her honorary discharge as a First Lieutenant in 1973. She worked as a nurse in several cities across the U.S., eventually placing roots in Sioux Falls, SD in 1978. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing. She received several prestigious certifications and awards during her years as a practicing clinician, educator, and consultant. She was rightfully proud but also humble, rarely talking about her accomplishments and accolades. In 1992, she achieved her dream of owning a business by pioneering legal nurse consulting in South Dakota, as CEO and owner of Medical-Legal Analysis, Inc. She was privileged to provide medical and legal assistance to those with debilitating diseases and injuries. She took her job very seriously and held herself and others to high standards that could be intimidating to some but came purely from her desire to give people the best care and comfort at their most vulnerable times. This was one of her most admirable traits. She sought knowledge throughout her life, eventually amassing a collection of books to rival some small libraries. She was a voracious student of medicine, current events, politics and yes, even NFL football. She had trouble deciding on a favorite team because of her respect for so many different players, but she sure did love watching and talking about the games. Family also was important to Cheryl. She is survived by her daughter, Deidre (Chris) Rehfeld, of Woodbury, MN, and two very special grandsons, Tristan and Payton Rehfeld, whom she cherished above all. Her love as a grandmother knew no limit. She is also survived by her four younger siblings: Curtis (Patty) Rahm of Turton, SD; Carleen (Bruce) Dixon of Brookings, SD; Carmen (Linda) Rahm of Kent, WA; her youngest brother, Chris Rahm of Aberdeen, SD, with whom she shared an extraordinary lifelong bond; and 14 nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by both her parents. Finally, one cannot properly honor Cheryl’s life without mentioning her deep love for animals, especially dogs. She adopted and raised many of her “four-legged toddlers” throughout her life. No doubt there were many wagging tails in heaven, as each of those precious pets – truly an extension of her family - greeted her when she arrived. A visitation will be held on March 8 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Hyke Funeral Home, 101 E. 7th Ave., Redfield, SD. A burial with military honors will be held on March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Turton, SD. Chaplain John Miles will officiate. By her wishes, there is no funeral mass. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the funeral home’s website below Cheryl’s obituary (www.hykefuneralhome.com). Donations may be made in Cheryl’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org), Shriner’s Healthcare for Children (www.shrinerschildrens.org), or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (www.ASPCA.com).

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Jason S. Morris

Apr 15, 1971 - Mar 01, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Jason S. Morris, age 52, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel and are pending.              

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Howard Hodges Maxwell

Sep 27, 1943 - Mar 01, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Howard Hodges Maxwell, 80, of Sioux Falls passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2024. Howard was born in Watertown, SD on September 27, 1943. He was a life-long resident of South Dakota. He spent his formative years in Clear Lake and was a gifted athlete as a member of a state championship high school cross-country team and a regional champion basketball team. He spent his summers attending Shattuck Military school. He attended college at the University of South Dakota and was a graduate of Parson College (Iowa) with a degree in Sociology and K-12 Education. After graduation he taught in the Sioux Falls public school system and then became a small businessman. He married Linda Lu Hertel on December 28, 1971 in McLaughlin, SD. He was an active member of Kiwanis and Asbury United Methodist Church. He was also an avid golfer and car buff who enjoyed tinkering with his custom “Spartan” Sports car. Howard will be remembered for his out-going personality and his warm sense of humor. Howard is survived by his wife, Linda, his daughters, Dawn Schomaker (Matthew) of Sioux Falls and Katy Maxwell (Jordan Jones) of Bozeman, MT, grandson Maxwell Schomaker and his brother, Donald Maxwell (Barbara) of Sioux Falls. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard T. and Ada (Reiva) Maxwell. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Heritage Funeral Home with family present to greet friends.

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Elaine Gehrke

Jul 12, 1974 - Feb 29, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Elaine Gehrke, 49, passed away under the compassionate care of Ava's House Hospice on February 29, 2024.Funeral services will be at Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with fellowship to follow. Family will be present for visitation at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Private family burial will take place at Woodlawn. Please check back shortly for

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Barbara Stevens

May 08, 1942 - Mar 01, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Barbara Stevens, 81, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tea. Visitation will be from 9:45 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.Additional obituary information will be available on Tuesday afternoon.

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Martha Gallaher

Aug 07, 1929 - Mar 01, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Martha Gallaher, 94, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village. Graveside services for Martha and her husband, Don will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Split Rock Lutheran Cemetery, rural Brandon. Additional obituary information will be available in the coming days.

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