(605) 925-7033

Obituaries

Marty Preheim

Martin "Marty" Preheim was born February 21, 1965 to Neal and Bernita (Graber) Preheim in Freeman, S.D. He was born with Cerebral Palsey, which was caused by lack of oxygen during childbirth. It led to lifelong physical and mental challenges for Marty. He spent the first 15 years at home and spent time at childrens' hospital to help him manage his disabilities. From the age of 16 until his passing he lived in Sioux Falls at Lifescape, which was formerly Achieve, and Sioux Vocational Services, an agency that helps people with disabilities.

Leora Ortman

Leora Ann Ortman, age 95, of Freeman, SD, died April 30, 2020 at Oakview Terrace.  Due to current health care precautions, there will be private grave side services at the Salem Zion Mennonite Church.  A public service and celebration of her life will be held once gathering concerns have ceased.

Born to Joseph J. and Marie (Albrecht) Graber on June 22, 1924, Leora grew up on a farm a few miles northeast of Freeman SD with her two sisters, Elta and Bernita, and two brothers, Hilbert and Johnny.

Milton Handel

Milton Handel, 93, of Menno/Freeman, S.D., died Monday, April 13, 2020, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell, S.D. A private, family funeral service was held Friday, April 17 at Hills of Rest Mausoleum in Sioux Falls. 

Arthur Ulmer

Arthur W. Ulmer, age 93 of Menno, S.D., passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Menno-Olivet Care Center in Menno. Due to current healthcare precautions, there will be private graveside services for Arthur at the Menno Cemetery in Menno, with the Rev. Theresa Jacobson officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by Rames-Bender American Legion Post 152 of Menno and the SDARNG Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Aisenbrey-Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel in Menno.