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Mary Donth

Sep 26, 1940 - Nov 30, 2023

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Sioux Falls, SD

Mary Ellen Donth, age 83, of Magnolia, Minnesota passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Please return as a complete life history will be made available.

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Dorothy Ann Thompson

Jun 22, 1932 - Feb 20, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

To view the Funeral Service for Dorothy Ann Thompson click her to view. Dorothy Ann (Husher) Thompson passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after a brief illness. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 23, at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings, SD. Dorothy‘s funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, at Midway Lutheran Church in rural Flandreau, SD. Rude’s Funeral Home will livestream the service on its Facebook page. Dorothy was born in the hospital in Webster, South Dakota, to Joseph and Naomi (Stime) Husher on June 22, 1932. Dorothy was brought home from the hospital to her family’s farm near Lily, SD. When Dorothy was 5 years old, her family moved to a farm near Sinai, SD, where she lived for the rest of her childhood. Those who knew Dorothy when she was younger often called her by her childhood nicknames of Dotty or Dot.Dorothy attended school in Sinai and graduated from Sinai High School in 1950. After graduation, Dorothy moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend the Lutheran Bible Institute. During her years in the Twin Cities area, she also worked for Macy’s and for a bank.One summer night when Dorothy was back home from Minneapolis visiting her family, she met Maynard Thompson of Colman, South Dakota, at the Lake Campbell roller-skating rink. Dorothy and Maynard were married on May 27, 1961, at the Sinai Lutheran Church in Sinai. They were blessed with three children (Kevin, Steven and Jodi).For many years, Maynard and Dorothy farmed north of Colman. Dorothy enjoyed her years working in the Moody County Courthouse and later at Dakota Rural Action. Dorothy was a member of Sinai Lutheran Church until she was married, when she then became a member of Midway Lutheran Church. Dorothy was a devoted Christian and active in her church. Dorothy rarely missed a Sunday church service. When she could not make it to a church service she almost always either watched or listened to one. For many years Dorothy and her older sister and younger brother enjoyed singing together as a trio in church while their mother played the piano.Dorothy was an avid reader who always had at least one book going and she often read at least two, sometimes three, newspapers a day.Dorothy also enjoyed spending her free time doing jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, listening to music, watching game shows and spending time with friends and family, often over coffee, dessert and/or a meal. Dorothy kept a daily diary for almost her entire life.Grateful for having shared her life are her son Kevin (Mary) of Sioux Falls, her son Steven (Sonia) of Brighton, CO, her daughter Jodi (Dennis) Fryer of Brookings, two grandsons (Ben Smidt and his wife Brianna of Brookings and Dylan Thompson and his wife Heather of Greeley, CO), four great-grandchildren (Aubree, Abby, Hunter and Mason), her brother Allan (Dorothy) Husher of Sinai, her brother-in-law Wayne (Lois) of Brookings, her sisters-in-law Barb Thompson and Audrey Thompson both of Brookings, her aunt-in-law Clarice Elverud of Brookings and a number of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (in November 2020), her sister and brother-in-law Pat and Truell Seashore, her brothers-in-law Dale Thompson and Verle Thompson along with a number of extended family and close friends. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Dorothy Ann Thompson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Richard Cowan

Nov 09, 1940 - Feb 21, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Richard "Dick" Cowan passed away on February 21, 2024 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 83 years old. Family services are being planned for a later date. Please check back for full obituary story.Thank you.

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Janyce "Jan" Skorpik

Jul 09, 1949 - Feb 21, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Janyce "Jan" Skorpik, 74, passed away surrounded by those she loved at Ava's Hospice on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Jan was born in Pickstown, SD on July 9, 1949, to Anthony and Lavina Skorpik. She attended Pickstown school and graduated. After attending 2 years at USD. She entered and graduated from Sioux Valley Radiology. Her career took the path of ultrasonography and she prided herself as performing one of the first ultrasound studies in the state of South Dakota. Sonography was her career, but travel was her hobby. Traveling both domestically and internationally, that “large suitcase” could bring back many souvenirs. She was proud of a magazine article written in a local magazine highlighting herself and three traveling friends. She always wore a smile and said “yes” to coffee, lunches, and dinner invites. Basketball games, especially tournaments, were her passion. There were also many Twins games, win or lose you had to hope for the playoffs. Jan is survived by her brother James, 3 nieces, 8 great nieces and nephews, 3 Godchildren, 1 aunt and her friend Mary. She is preceded in death by both parents, grandparents, and a sister-in-law. A Service of Celebration will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:00a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior. In Lieu of flowers kindly consider a contribution to the Pickstown Museum, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, or Ava’s House. Photo Album #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image$(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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Gwendolyn Moore

Aug 05, 1955 - Feb 07, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Gwendolyn Moore, 68, passed away February 7, 2024 at Avera McKennan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation with family present to greet friends will start at 9:00am. Interment will be 9:00am Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Minnehaha County Cemetery.

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Pamela Ann Hoekstra

Sep 10, 1962 - Feb 20, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Pamela Ann Hoekstra, age 61, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Pamela’s Life at The Social 301 S Thompson Ave., Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Pamela Horacek was born on September 10, 1962 in Yankton, South Dakota to Benedict and Rosine (Walz) Horacek. She was raised in Yankton before moving to Harrisburg, SD in 1978. Pam graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1981. On June 1, 1985 she married Kevin Hoekstra in Sioux Falls, SD. Pam worked at Central Plains Clinic for 13 years. She began her career with the clinic in the medical records department and later moved to medical transcription. Later, Pam joined Sonifi (LodgeNet) and spent 23 years with the company. She spent one year in the Human Resource Department before finishing her career with the Installation Department where she worked until her retirement due to ALS. Pam made many connections and had numerous friends throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved family trips, playing cards and other games, crafting and crocheting. Pam will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Dustin Hoekstra and his wife, Rebecca of Sioux Falls, SD and Lindsey Vargason and her husband, Benton of Alton, IA; grandchildren, Wyatt Hawke and Averie Vargason; step grandchildren, Kyra (Braedan) Gough, Kaeden Jacobson, and Kasen Jacobson; step great-granddaughter, Andrea Jacobson; brothers, Darrell (Val) Horacek of Hartford, SD and Jeff (Charice) Horacek of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters, Deb (Ron) Jacobsen of Sioux Falls, SD, Cindy Ekeren of Sioux Falls, SD, and Jenny (Dan) Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; and many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Kevin; parents, Benedict and Rosine Horacek; sister, Roxanne Horacek.

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Kenneth Robert Namanny

Oct 15, 1967 - Feb 20, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, SD ~ Kenneth “Kenny” Robert Namanny, age 56, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024 at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls, SD. His family will be present to greet friends for visitation on Sunday at the funeral home from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Grateful for having shared his life are his daughter, Nicole Recinos Avila; grandson, Xaiden; siblings, Don Arend, Sioux Falls, SD, Bob Namanny, Brandon, SD, Jim (Lynn) Namanny, Sioux Falls, SD, Sandy (Don) Horton, Sioux Falls, SD, Nick Namanny, Sioux Falls, SD, Tom Namanny, Lennox, SD, Linda (Tom) Stoebner, Harrisburg, SD, Sue (Dave) Diede, Sioux Falls, SD and Chris (Scott) Hjellming, Sioux Falls, SD; his best friend, Tazz (Maria) Taylor, Sioux Falls, SD; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Roseann Namanny; one brother, Joseph Namanny; and two sisters-in-law, Diane Namanny and Carol Namanny. A more complete obituary is forthcoming; please check back on Thursday afternoon.

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Susan Beck

May 31, 1941 - Feb 21, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Susan Beck passed peacefully on February 21, 2024, with her family in the dream home she designed and built on an acreage outside of Sioux Falls.Susan was born to Clifford and Virginia (Koetzle) Manderscheid on May 31, 1941, in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a child, Susan moved to Sioux Falls with her family and remained there all her life. On July 11, 1959, she married the love of her life, Dick, with whom she shared 63 years, until his death in 2022. For their 50th wedding anniversary, Susan planned a land and sea vacation in Alaska for all of her children and grandchildren.Throughout her life, Susan was an independent woman who knew her mind and wasn’t likely to change it once she had made a decision. She was more of a listener than a speaker and chose her words carefully when she shared her thoughts. An avid reader, Susan visited the library at least once a month. Over the past six years, she saved over $16,000 by borrowing library books instead of buying them.Susan was one of the first four female realtors in the state of South Dakota in the early 1970s. She learned about the opportunity at a cocktail party and thought it sounded like fun. Soon she bought the lake home, which the family continues to enjoy each summer.Susan was a creative woman with good taste in fashion and home decor. She took a number of classes through Sioux Falls College and community education opportunities to learn skills such as creating stained glass for her historic McKennan Park home, drawing, designing landscapes, and later becoming a floral designer.She spent many years planning the dream house which she and Dick completed in 1997. No detail was spared in very specifically planning and building the home and gardens because order and neatness were important to her. Prior to planting her gardens, Susan began learning more about growing plants and eventually became a Master Gardener. For many years, she was in charge of the plant sale as the annual primary fundraising event. She also maintained the downtown gardens supported by the Master Gardeners. Local wildlife including over a dozen deer have taken refuge and sustenance in her yard.Every day - in addition to watching Jeopardy - Susan enjoyed watching cooking shows and trying out new foods and recipes, often using the fruits and vegetables grown in her garden that she had prepared for use in the winter.Susan is survived by her daughters, Linda Halliburton (Rich), Lisa Garrett (Mike), son John Beck (Tina); grandsons Allen Garrett and Jordan Garrett (Emily), granddaughters Jenni Beck, Kylie Beck (fiancé Dan Francis and second great-grandchild expected in August), Shayla Beck, and Macy Del Grosso (Avery); and great-grandson Reid Del Grosso; brothers Larry Manderscheid (Connie) and Marc Manderscheid (Kathy).To honor her wishes, Susan was privately memorialized by her family. Donations in Susan’s memory can be made to Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site.

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Travis Foster

Jan 16, 1981 - Feb 19, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Travis Foster, age 43, of Wavery, SD, died on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the South Shore High School Gymnasium. Full obituary pending.

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Isaac D. Stayer

Aug 26, 1993 - Feb 16, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

Isaac D. Stayer, 30, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Sanford USD Medical Center & Hospital surrounded by family and friends.Funeral services will be at Eastside Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.on Friday, February 23, 2024, with a luncheon to follow. Family will be present at Heritage Funeral Home for visitation from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024.Isaac Daniel Stayer and his twin brother Zachary were born August 26, 1993, in Waukesha, WI. Their adoptive parents, Carlton & Laurinda Stayer, took them home to Sun Prairie, WI, where the boys were always together and had an extra connection as twins. As they got older they hunted, skateboarded, and played basketball and video games together. As a boy, Isaac was meticulous about everything being in place. He liked to imitate things he saw, especially his mom’s choral conducting. He developed a close friendship with Grandma Atz at the age of 3 when they moved to the family farm. Always inventive, Legos became his toy of choice. And it was on the farm that his birth sister Samantha joined the family by adoption, making the duo into a trio.As a 4 year old, Isaac asked Mom how to ask Jesus to be his Savior. He prayed that day, making that decision and served the Lord over the years in church and at Bible Impact Ministries in St. James, MO, where his parents were missionaries. He served in many capacities doing bus ministry, singing, playing guitar, and doing puppets with his family. He had a heart for people, especially the older ladies who adored him.Isaac began his education with Mom homeschooling him through 6th grade. Although reading didn’t come easy for Isaac, he had an insatiable desire to learn about how to do things and how things worked. Isaac also attended Tri-City Christian School in Independence, MO for a few months while his dad was deployed in 2003. He attended Landmark Christian Academy in Rolla, MO, for 7th-11th grade and graduated from Rolla High School in 2013.Over the years Isaac’s artistic abilities became very evident, and after taking an art class, he began trying his hand at different mediums. But his first love was music. His mom taught him piano, and he taught himself guitar. For a few years, he played guitar in the bands Sound Trapp and Trustfall as lead guitarist. He also developed his skill as a music producer, becoming very talented at mixing sound tracks. In the past few years he enjoyed watching cooking shows and experimenting with making recipes.Isaac blossomed into a very caring adult who was always concerned for others, commiserating with them in their troubles. He even would try to learn something new that was of interest to new friends so he could converse with them about it. Even in death Isaac blessed others by donating his organs. He was very spontaneous and adventurous, and his laugh was contagious. He enjoyed hunting and sports. And he was always looking for a good pun that would make his mom laugh. He was very grateful for his adoptive parents.After graduating from high school, he had numerous jobs beginning at Walmart. After that he worked as an auto mechanic, deli attendant, O’Reilly’s counter salesman, and Walman Optical eyeglass grinder. He became a pretty good salesman, and had just been moved to the sales department at Walman. He had lived in St. Louis and Kansas City before ending up in Sioux Falls.As a groomsman in his sister’s wedding in 2015, Isaac walked with Stephanie Collins, and an instant attraction was evident. He proposed to her the summer of 2020, and they were married June 5, 2021. Isaac and Stephanie brought out the best in each other, him bringing her out of her shell, and her tempering his outgoing spontaneity. They both had an eye for artistic design and loved creating artwork together. Isaac valued memories over gifts so they took many trips together, many times including his best friend Seth Rawlinson. They were both excited about the new baby, and Isaac was trying to get his life together to be a good dad.Isaac is survived by his wife Stephanie and unborn baby, his parents Carlton & Laurinda Stayer, his twin brother Zachary, sister Samantha, nephew Myles Stayer, and paternal grandparents Arthur and Marie Stayer as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also is survived by his birth mother and several birth siblings, a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Alvin & Elva Atz and his birth father.

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Sharon Caroline Schroeder

Jan 14, 1940 - Feb 19, 2024

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Sioux Falls, SD

A Celebration of Life Visitation for Sharon Schroeder, age 84, of Windom, will be held Friday, March 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom.Sharon Caroline Schroeder was born to the late Elmer and Caroline (Breeze) Leebens on January 14, 1940, in Fulda, Minnesota. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Fulda High School with the class of 1958. Shortly after graduation she was united in marriage to Ed Muller. Ed passed away unexpectedly a short two months later.Sharon met and fell in love with Ralph Schroeder. The two were united in marriage in June of 1960. They lived together near Slayton and later moved to Windom. Their marriage was blessed with five boys: Dean, Dennis, Douglas, Dale, and Dan. They lived happily in Windom until Ralph’s passing in 1996.Throughout her life Sharon worked a variety of jobs but was passionate about her work at the Home for Creative Living. She spent 22 years there until deciding to retire in 2014. After retirement, Sharon moved from Windom to Jeffers until September of 2022 when she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society – Sogge Memorial in Windom.Sharon Schroeder passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19th, at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Sharon is survived by her children, Dean (Deb) Schroeder of Windom, Denny (Dawn) Schroeder of Tracy, Dale (Sandra) Schroeder of Casa Grande, AZ, Dan (Tami) Schroeder of Lakefield; daughter-in-law, Shannon Schroeder of Jeffers; brothers, Lonnie Leebens of Fulda, Roger (Janel) Leebens of Sioux Falls, SD; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Caroline Leebens; husband, Ed Muller; husband Ralph Schroeder; son, Doug Schroeder; sister-in-law, Marian Leebens, and great-grandson, Abel Dolney.Blessed be the memory of Sharon Caroline Schroeder.

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