Obituaries

Lois Jean Moshier Wendt, 81

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In the early morning hours of Dec 29th, 2020, Lois Jean Wendt of Vivian, SD passed from the loving arms of her family into the welcoming arms of her Redeemer. Her painful, five-year battle with cancer ended quietly and comfortably, surrounded by family, in Comfort Care at the CHI hospital in Kearney, NE.

Linda Dianne (Reis) Hensley, 58

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Linda Dianne (Reis) Hensley passed away, from coronavirus, on December 26, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming. There will be a private family burial in Graceland Cemetery.

Alton “Lee” Anderson, 81

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Alton “Lee” Anderson, 81, of Reliance, SD, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Saunders Medical Center LTC in Wahoo, NE. A celebration of life will be held in South Dakota at a later date.

Norma J. Johnson, 93

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Norma J. Johnson passed away on December 14, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 93 years.

Gordon Fosness, 85

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Gordon Fosness, 85, of Sioux Falls formerly of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls. A private family funeral service was held Friday, December 18 at the Dakota Wesleyan University Sherman Chapel in Mitchell. A procession followed at the campus and routed past the Corn Palace to the Graceland Cemetery for a private burial.

Leroy J. Sweeney, 80

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Leroy J. Sweeney, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away surrounded by loved ones on December 5, 2020.

Irene Ruth Olson,88

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Irene Ruth Olson, 88 departed this life for her heavenly home on November 18, 2020. Irene Ruth was born in her family’s farmhouse on a stormy night, Aug 7, 1932.

Marlowe Ohman, 89 Jean Ohman, 85

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Marlowe LaVern Ohman died on December 2, 2020 at Brookings Hospital and Bonna Jean Ohman died on December 6, 2020 at United Living Community in Brookings, both after short illnesses. A celebration of life ceremony to remember Marlowe & Bonna Jean will be 10:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Kennebec Lutheran Church in Kennebec, SD.

Robert “Bucky” Smith, 85

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Robert “Bucky” Smith, 85, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD. A grave side service was held on Tuesday, November 24th at St.