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Elisha Wright: 1980-2020

On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the age of 39, Elisha Wright died unexpectedly.

Elisha was born on Oct. 27, 1980 in Bon Homme County. Shortly after graduation from Scotland High School, he moved to Oklahoma to work with his uncle, Rick Machacek, in the oil fields. Elisha returned to South Dakota about 10 years later.

Pauline DeHoogh: 1924-2020

Pauline DeHoogh, 96, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away on Oct. 5, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.

Pauline Krabbenhoft was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Hubbard, Neb. to Paul and Alvina (Keim) Krabbenhoft. She graduated from Laurel High School in Nebraska and attended nursing school in Sioux City. Upon graduation, she began work at Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City in 1945. She later moved to Minneapolis and met Earl DeHoogh while working at a hospital. Earl and Pauline were married in 1950.

Nora Ballweg: 1928-2020

Nora Evelyn Ballweg, daughter of Albert and Albertine Keller of Freeman, S.D., was born June 20, 1928. She was baptized July 1, 1928 by Rev. G. H. Steffen and confirmed March 29, 1942 by Rev. C. D. Eifert at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman.

Luverne Langerock: 1930-2020

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.

Marilyn Wolverton: 1937-2020

Marilyn (Mendel) Wolverton died Sept. 23, 2020, at Evergreen, Colo. surrounded by her family. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 at Bethel Church, Yale, S.D.

Marilyn June (Mendel) Wolverton was born June 22, 1937 to Joseph David Mendel and Elizabeth Viola (Hofer) Mendel in Faulkton, S.D. In 1942 the family moved to a farm south of Doland, S.D. Marilyn graduated from Doland High School in 1955 and in 1959 she graduated from Wheaton College in Chicago with a degree in Education. She then taught first grade in Doland for two years.

Myron Schaffer: 1934-2020

Myron Leroy Schaffer was born Nov. 28, 1934 to Richard and Alvina (Geigle) Schaffer. He was the second of 10 children. Myron married Sharlene (Sunderland) on Sept. 19, 1964 and worked as a meat cutter and also owned a grocery store.

Myron enjoyed bowling, softball and horseshoes in his younger years.

Myron was a member of the US Army; after he completed his training, Myron spent four years of duty in Germany as a combat engineer. After retirement Myron spent time at the Senior Citizens Center playing cards. He was active at St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed singing.

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.