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Eleanora Aman, 97, of Freeman, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7 at Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Services will be on Thursday Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Reformed OPC of Freeman with burial in the Freeman City Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesd…

Donna Marie (Kinnick) Graber, of Lewiston, went to be with her Hero and Savior Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2016. Private services were held at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho. Interment followed at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery near Kooskia.

Eldora Naomi Ellinger, age 90, of Scotland, died Thursday, Fe. 4 at Oakview Terrace in Freeman, South Dakota.

Darlene Lois (Mundt) Schamber was born on Feb. 8, 1928 to Henry and Johanna (Hines) Mundt at Wagner, S.D. On February 26, 1928 she received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism administered by Rev. H. Stahnke at St. John Lutheran Church, Wagner. She reaffirmed her faith at her confirmation on May 3…

Alvin Hofer, 88, Mitchell, died Friday Jan. 29, at the Diamond Care Center in Bridgewater.

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Colette Graber, 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Glenn Dale Miller was born Sept. 5, 1927, to Ben J. and Katie (Kaufman) Miller in Turner County, S.D. He attended Norway District 34, Hurley Public, and graduated from Freeman Academy in 1945. He started farming with his father before serving his country by working in a mental hospital in Do…

Mildred Mae Wiens, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at the Salem-Zion Mennonite Church (North), rural Freeman. Visitation with family present will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tieszen Home chapel, Marion.

Arden Stern, 74, of Freeman, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Services will be held on Thursday Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walter Funeral H…

Clark Graber, 76, of Freeman, passed away on Monday Jan. 11 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. Services will be held on Saturday Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Salem Mennonite (South) Church of rural Freeman. Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday Jan. 22 at W…

Dale Merlin Mueller, 84, peacefully entered eternal life on Thursday Jan. 14, 2016, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Alma Heckel, age 91, of Huron, S.D., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at her residence. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at Riverview United Methodist Church. Burial was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 in the Rosehill Cemetery at Parker, S.D.

James Douglas Hieb passed away at All Comforts of Home Dec. 21, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 68 years old. His friends say that he “went home for the holidays.”

Cynthia Kaye Lembcke was born March 21, 1950, at Yankton, S.D., to Kenneth and Norma (Christensen) Tschetter.

Mike Hofer, age 90, of Bridgewater, S.D., passed away Dec. 25, 2015, at Denver Hospice, Denver, Colo.

Robert Niles Mast, 51, of Dodge Center, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. He was the son of  William Gerald and Yvonne (Saner) Mast. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 23…

Violet (Vi) Rains, 78, of Freeman passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Freeman Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Missionary Church of Freeman.

Herbert R. Tollefson, age 96, of Menno, S.D., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno.

Herbert R. Tollefson, age 96 of Menno, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Salem Reformed Church, Menno, with Rev. Michael Hecht officiating. Burial will be approximately 3:30 p.m., Saturday in the Restlawn Memory…

Derold L. Liebl, age 94 of Plattsmouth, Neb., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Waterford at Woodbridge, Plattsmouth. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, December 18 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, with Rev. Dave Gunderson officiating. Burial will be approximately at …

Joann Addy Foster, 85, of Marion, S.D., passed away on Dec. 13, 2015, at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion.

Clifford Charles Wentzel, 89, passed away Friday morning Dec. 11, 2015 at the Oakview Terrace in Freeman, S.D.

Sandra Kaye Johnson, 68, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher, passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, in a car accident. She was surrounded by two close friends who also lost their lives and her husband Dennis Johnson, who survived the collision north of Yankton, S.D. 

Eugene Herrboldt, 94, of Menno and Spearfish, S.D., passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 7, 2015, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno.

Gideon Bertsch, 91, of Menno, S.D., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. 

Leonard W. Wiens died Nov. 26, 2015, at his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 81 years old.

Wilbur Peder Foss of Scotland, S.D., 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, friend and mentor to generations.  

Leonard W. Wiens died Nov. 26 at his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 81. A memorial service will be held for friends and family in Mesa, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m., at the Pueblo Grande Clubhouse located at 652 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa. Another memorial service will be held in Freeman somet…

Rosemary Heirigs, Turkey Ridge, S.D., passed away Nov. 10, 2015, at the St. James/Yankton Care Center, Yankton, S.D.

June Brucklacher, 80, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. A private family service will be held at Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, S.D.

Philip John Neuharth, Jr., age 84, of Menno, S.D., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno.

Vicky Jean Tschetter Stockman, 61, died peacefully in her home in Rapid City, S.D., on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

Mabel Arbeiter, age 94, of Huron, SD., died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.

Myrna Ginger (Albrecht) Huber, 78, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2015, at Oakview Terrace, in  Freeman, S.D., after a four-year battle with cancer.  

On June 13, 1935, I was born to Peter J.S. and Adina D. Hofer. I was welcomed into our family by an older sister, Thelma.

Gerald Anderson, 75, of Bridgewater, S.D., passed away on Oct. 26, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Kathryn M. (Stahl) Hofer passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2015, at Oakview Terrace in Freeman, S.D. She has stepped through heaven’s door to be with her husband Marvin P. Hofer, who passed away Jan. 23, 2002. 

Henry L. Goettertz, 85, of rural Freeman, S.D., passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.  

Agnes “Sally” McKenzie of Marion, S.D., passed away Oct. 26, 2015, at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown, S.D., at the age of 98. 

Clarence R. Simonsen, age 100, of Menno, S.D., passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. Matthew Resner officiating.  Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery, Menno. Visit…

G. Angeline Mendel, 83, of Freeman, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. The funeral will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hutterthal Mennonite Church of rural Freeman. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 with the family present from 6 …

Joel D. Hofer, 80, of Junction City, Kan., died at Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, Kan., on Sept. 22, 2015. His funeral was held Friday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Laurie Barnes and the Rev. Dr. Jules Glanzer officiated. A graveside service with milita…

Delores S. Sommers, 83, passed away in Springdale, Ark., on Sept. 20, 2015. She was born on Feb. 4, 1932, in Freeman, S.D., to Joshua and Katy Wollman where she grew up on their farm.

Marlin Schulz, 89, of Clayton passed away on Oct. 1 at his residence. The funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Clayton. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the church with the family present at 6 p.m.; a prayer service will…

Elmer E. “Gene” Jespersen passed away on Sept. 27, 2015, after a 10 year courageous battle with cancer. 

Richard Salis, 69, of Freeman, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Avera McKennen in Sioux Falls.  A visitation and viewing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home.