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Death Notice: Luverne Langerock

Luverne Langerock, 89 of Marion, passed away on Sept. 25, 2020 at the Sanford USD Medical Center. A private family service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Calvary Reformed Church in Monroe, S.D. Visitation with no family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the church. Due to Covid-19 the family request that guests wear a mask and practice social distancing at both opportunities to celebrate Luverne’s life. The family invites the public to listen to the funeral service on Thursday locally in Monroe on 87.9 FM radio.

Death Notice: Marilyn (Mendel) Wolverton

Marilyn (Mendel) Wolverton, age 83, passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 23, 2020 in Evergreen, Colo.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Church, Yale, S.D. 

Death Notice: Myron Schaffer

Myron Schaffer, 85, of Freeman passed away on Sept. 23 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Freeman, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at the church.


Dawn (Christensen) Makram: 1968-2020

Dawn Evelyn (Christensen) Makram went to join her savior on Sept. 19, 2020, while at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Corene Mehlhaf: 1971-2020

Corene Kay Mehlhaf (Oelsligle) “Corky,” age 48 of Menno, S.D., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at Zion Reformed Church in Menno with the Rev. Travis Grassmid officiating. Burial will follow in the Menno Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to service time on Monday.

Ruth Preheim: 1916-2020

Ruth E. Preheim, 104, of Freeman, S.D., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Oakview Terrace in Freeman. Public visitation and viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at Walter Funeral Home in Freeman, and will continue from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the funeral home with a private family burial to follow at the Salem Mennonite Church cemetery, rural Freeman.


Lynette Preheim: 1939-2020

Lynette Preheim, 80 of Marion, S.D., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion following a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Marion. A lunch will follow the service, with burial at Salem Mennonite Cemetery, rural Freeman, S.D.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., or to the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Backpack Program.

Gary Haiar: 1958-2020

Gary Haiar, 62, of Mitchell, S.D., passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 from a heart attack at his home in Mitchell. A service was held Thursday, Sept. 3 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.

Caroline Hagemann: 1930-2020

Caroline Hagemann, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, S.D. A public visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with family present at the Walter Funeral Home in Marion. A private family service was held Monday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Lorraine Mammenga: 1932-2020

Lorraine Mammenga, 87 of Menno, S.D., passed away on Sept. 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Sept.. 7 at St. Boniface-Idylwilde Catholic Church, rural Freeman, S.D.