Patricia Peterson

Patricia Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Peterson, age 83, died on June 17, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sioux Falls.  A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, June 21 from 7-9 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, SD.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22 at 10:30 A.M. at Lake Preston Lutheran Church in Lake Preston, SD with Vicar Brad Sanderson officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake Preston Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born on June 27, 1931 to Clarence and Cora (Boyd) Hetland at Arlington, SD.  She spent her younger years traveling with her family to Texas while her father worked the orange groves.

On February 4, 1950 she married Maylan Peterson in Webster, SD.  They lived in Lake Preston for a few years before moving to Erwin to start a business.  Patricia worked for the Lake Preston nursing home for a few years before taking a job with the De Smet Hospital where she worked until her retirement as a nurse’s aide.

Left to treasure her memory are three children: her son, Kelly (Jackie) Peterson of Valley Springs, SD, and her daughters, Corky (Jerry) Smith of Lake Park, IA, and Mary (Lonnie) Petersen from Waseca, MN; seven grandchildren, Jody (Mark) Garms, Jeri (Bryce) Keene, Kim Peterson, Tracy Peterson, Candice (Kieth) King, and Jeff (Amber) Petersen, Kristen (David) Vanden Hull; sixteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Clair (Jan) Hetland; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Muriel, Yvonne, and Ruth, and two brothers, Jack and George.

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Jay Alan Purintun

Jay Alan Purintun, age 54, of Sugar Creek, MO passed away suddenly on June 16, 2015 of natural causes.  No visitation is scheduled.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 2:00 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, SD.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jay Alan Purintun was born in De Smet, SD on December 21, 1960 to Alan and Mary Jane (Eggen) Purintun.  He spent his childhood in De Smet and graduated from De Smet High School in 1979 where he participated in football and was an accomplished saxophone player and pianist.  After high school he attended Black Hills State College.

For approximately twenty-five years, Jay worked as a large equipment operator for Northern Pipeline.  At the time of his death he was beginning a new position with Q3 Contracting Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska.

Jay was a voracious reader who loved to listen to rock and roll music.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Purintun; his three brothers, Scott of Britton, SD, Ross of Bellevue, WA, Mark (Susan) of De Smet, SD; his two sisters Mary Jo (Robert) Robish of Redwood Falls, MN and Julie (Lee) Howell of Sioux Falls; along with many nieces and nephews.  Jay was also blessed by his extended family of friends and co-workers who lived in Sugar Creek.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, Alan, and his sister-in-law, Patricia Purintun.

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Frances Anderson

Frances Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Ann (Ferguson) Anderson, age 93, of De Smet passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 5-7 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 15th at 10:30 A.M. at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in De Smet with burial to follow in the De Smet Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Ann Anderson was born to J.B. and Fern (Askew) Ferguson in Aberdeen, SD on December 1, 1921.  She grew up in the Watouga, SD area attending grade school in both North Dakota and South Dakota.  She went to high school in McIntosh, SD for two years.

In 1937, the family moved to Kidder, SD and in 1939, she graduated from Kidder High school.  Frances attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen for a year and taught rural schools in Marshall County.  After more education, she taught one year in the public grade school at Sisseton, SD.

In 1942, Frances married Roland Anderson and they had one son, David.  After living in Lake City, Sisseton, and Clear Lake they moved to De Smet in 1963.

She enjoyed gardening (both vegetable and flower gardens), baking, knitting, and golfing.  Frances was a charter member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in De Smet where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Frances is survived by her husband, Roland; her son, David (Jean) Anderson of Alamogordo, NM; one grandson, Tony (Michelle) Anderson of Madison, AL; one great-grandson, Lennon; and one great-granddaughter, Kathryn.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

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Lyle Robert Johnson

October 4, 1920 – March 3, 2015

Lyle Robert Johnson was born on a farm in Kingsbury County, South Dakota on October 4, 1920.  He was the eldest child or Olai Cornelius Johnson and Dorothy Denton Harrison, who had two other children:  Phyllis Margaret and Ivon Ralph.  In high school, Lyle won a scholarship through 4-H Club work to South Dakota State University and while working part-time at the SD Experiment Station, completed three academic years.  A year after Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the army air corps.  As part of the Air Weather Service, he was schooled in meteorology and radar and assigned to a research project in the South Pacific.  After discharge, he did graduate work at the University of Chicago, but was recalled during the Korean engagement to coordinate the installation of a pioneering Univac computer in the Pentagon.

Lyle worked as a computer specialist at Ford Motor and in software development at Sperry Rand.  After joining IBM in 1958, he served in various technical roles and participated in the rapid growth of the computer industry.  Lyle capped his career by co-authoring two volumes that document IBM’s technical contributions to the mainframe computer industry:  IBM’s Early Computers and IBM’s 360 and Early 370 Systems.

Lyle had wide-ranging interests and continued to write articles, memoirs, and poems up until his death.  No matter where he lived, he was always a South Dakotan at heart.  In 2013, he published “Decade of Drought:  A Year-By-Year Account of Weather-related Changes in 1930’s Kingsbury County” in South Dakota History.

Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Emily; his sister, Phyllis Taschner; and his brother, Ivon Johnson.  He is survived by his children:  Eric Johnson of Ocala, Florida and Connie Lewis of Montgomery, Alabama; his grandchildren:  Robin Lewis of Washington, DC and Jennifer Lewis of Montgomery, Alabama; and precious nieces and nephews:  Carol Joyce Hurlbert, Joanne Groves, Ardis Taschner, Judy Thiesse, Randy Johnson, Roberta Peterson, Rick Johnson and Jolynn Kuhn.

A celebration of life service will be held on June 14, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, prior to the interment of ashes in the De Smet Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, 103 Olivet Ave SE, De Smet, SD  57231.

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Harold Eugene Gronewold

Harold Gronewold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Eugene Gronewold, age 86, of Lake Norden and formerly of De Smet passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  A visitation will be held on Friday, May 29th from 5-7 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in De Smet with burial to follow in the De Smet Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harold was born on March 23, 1929 to Henry J. and Anna (Fichens) Gronewold near Willow Lake, SD.  He spent his childhood growing up near Willow Lake and attending the Spirit Lake country school and Willow Lake High School.  Harold would later meet and marry Audrey Dykstra on October 14, 1956 in Huron, SD.  Together they raised three sons and two daughters.

Harold farmed with his father until 1962 and continued working for other farmers until 1969 when he bought his own backhoe with which he went into the excavation business in De Smet and the surrounding communities.  From 1973 until 2005 he dug graves in the De Smet Cemetery and other cemeteries in the surrounding area.  He and his family were also the caretakers of the De Smet Cemetery during that time period.

He is survived by his three sons, Guy (Darlene) Gronewold of Erwin, SD, Lyle (Janet) Gronewold of Sioux Falls, SD, and Charles Gronewold of San Antonio, TX; his two daughters Debra (Randal) Nielsen of Howard, SD and Nyla Menzel of Citra, FL; one brother, Elwood (Vickie) Gronewold of Bryant, SD; his special friend, Doris Jorgensen of Lake Preston, SD; thirteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Audrey.

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Louis Le Vere Coughlin

Louis Le Vere Coughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Le Vere Coughlin, 92, of De Smet passed away on May 15, 2015 at Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 18 from 5-7 P.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet with a scriptural service at 7:00 P.M.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with burial to follow in the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Le Vere Coughlin was born on May 4, 1923 on a farm in Spirit Lake Township north of De Smet.  He is the son of Leo J. and Hazel Lillian (McCaskell) Coughlin.  He attended country school through eighth grade then went on to De Smet High School where he played basketball and ran track.  He graduated in 1941.

Le Vere attended machinist school in Mitchell, SD.  He later worked in Seattle, WA in 1942.  On January 16, 1943, he was sworn into the U.S. Navy.  He attended bootcamp in Farragut, ID before he was transferred to airplane machinist school in Norman, OK.  From there he was transferred to Navy gunner training in Whidbey Island, WA and later to Photo Squadron II in San Diego, CA.  He went overseas in September of 1943 where he served in Guam, Samar, Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan before being discharged in February 1946.  A couple years later he married Pearl Margie Smith on May 28, 1948 and they farmed together for fifty-two years southwest of De Smet.

He was active in the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and National Farmers Organization.  He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet.  He loved working with Hereford cattle, quarter horses, and enjoyed his favorite Border collie dog, Puppie.  He enjoyed farming with his wife and children and owning his own farm.

He was grateful for his family.  He is survived by his wife, Pearl; his daughter, Susanne (Brad) Albrecht of Arlington, SD, his son, Jim (Debby) Coughlin of Iroquois, SD, his son, John (Ralene) Coughlin of De Smet, SD, his daughter, Sheila (Monte) Gummer of Brookings, SD, and his daughter, Shelly Soukup of Reno, NV; one brother, Dale (Beverly) Coughlin of Brandon, SD; one sister, Elaine Kazmerzak of Erwin, SD; one former daughter-in-law, Susan (Jim) Schmidt of Huron, SD; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Le Vere was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jean Nieman; his son, Joseph Le Vere Coughlin; and one brother-in-law, Hurbert Kazmerzak.

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Joy Olson

Joy Olson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Mildred (Jensen) Olson, age 96 of De Smet, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2015 after a long and happy life.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 13 from 5-7 P.M. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, SD.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 11:00 A.M. at American Lutheran Church in De Smet.  Burial will be in the De Smet Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on November 10, 1918 to Lewis and Della Jensen in Lake Preston, SD.  She attended Lincoln County School in Spring Lake Township for eight years and graduated from Erwin High School in 1937.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  She met and a few months later married Donald Olson on November 30, 1937.  Four daughters were born to this union.  They farmed northwest of De Smet, SD for many years before retiring to De Smet.  At the time of her death she was residing at the De Smet Good Samaritan Center.

After raising her daughters, Joy began working outside the home in 1964 as a clerk in the Kingsbury County Register of Deeds office and later in the County Auditor’s office until she retired in 1985.  Joy enjoyed traveling, crocheting, gardening, playing bingo, cards, and reading.  She bowled for over thirty years and attended many state and national tournaments.  She belonged to the local Business and Professional Women’s organization and served a term as president.  She was also a member and an officer in the Good Samaritan Center’s Helpers Club and the De Smet Senior Center.  She was a longtime member of the De Smet American Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aid/Circle.

Her home was always open for company and her friends and family enjoyed getting together there for playing cards or for one of her delicious home-cooked meals.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters:  Sharon (Donald) Wendel of De Smet, Judith (Lowell) Richards of Brandon, SD, Marilyn (Jerry) Tounsley of Chamberlain, SD, and Donna (Roger) Dietrich of Yankton, SD; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald, two brothers, and three sisters.

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Angela Johnson Hawley

Angela Hawley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Johnson Hawley, 35, died April 24, 2015 in her home in Colton, SD.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, SD.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Montrose, SD with burial in the Spencer Cemetery at Spencer, SD.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Angela was born on October 26, 1979 to Monty and Linda (James) Johnson in Watertown, SD.  As an infant she was baptized at the Kellerton United Church of rural Hazel, SD.  Angela graduated from McCook Central High School in 1998.  While in high school she worked for Burn’s Brother Truck Stop, and as a power washer for a local hog producer.

In 1998, she began working for Feterl Manufacturing in Salem as an auger assembler, shipper, and industrial painter.  In 2002, she enrolled in the heavy equipment course at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls and completed the course and getting her CDL license.  She was employed by Winter Incorporated as a cement truck driver and dozer operator.  Later, she became an industrial painter for Daktronics and eventually, opened her own business, Hawley Contracting.

In 2000, her daughter, Kylie, was born to her and Anthony Heumiller.  In 2003, she married Shawn Hawley.  They had three children:  Trevor, Ashlynn, and Taylor.  They were divorced in 2009.

Angela loved animals and always had companion dogs, a golden retriever and later, two Great Danes, Tank and Oden who became her constant companions and were also service dogs.  She had a variety of pets for her children, including bunnies, iguanas, kittens, lizards, parrots, and a tarantula.  The family enjoyed camping and fire pit time in the backyard as well as dirt bike rides and horseback riding.  Angela was gifted in culinary arts and shared her creations with family and friends.

Angela is survived by her children:  Kylie, Trevor, Ashlynn, and Taylor; her mother, Linda (Trent Bratland) Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; her father, Monty (Sandi) Johnson of Spencer, SD; her grandparents, Keith (June) James of Hazel, SD and Marilyn Burnham of Spencer, SD and Kay (Loren) Trygstad of Lake Preston, SD; one half-brother, Jacob Johnson of Plankinton, SD; one half-sister, Danielle (Eric) Dykes of Worthing, SD; her father-in-law, Chuck Hawley; her ex-husband, Shawn Hawley; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her beloved great-grandmothers, Mary Holzwarth and Mary Johnson; two grandfathers, Nick Johnson and Jean Burnham; and one step-grandmother, Sharon Johnson.

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Caryl Lynn Poppen

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Caryl Lynn (Meyer) Poppen of rural De Smet, SD, passed away Saturday April 18th at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet after a brief illness.  Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd at the United Congregational Church in De Smet.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.  Burial will be at the Spirit Lake Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Caryl Lynn was born September 3, 1933 on the family farm southwest of Bonilla, SD, to John and Mildred (Borah) Meyer.  Caryl Lynn attended country school near her home, and graduated from Bonilla High School.  She attended Huron College for two years.   Caryl Lynn was married to Calvin Poppen on December 20, 1953, at the Presbyterian Church in Bonilla.  She and her husband farmed northwest of De Smet their entire married life.  She was a member of the Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church.

Caryl Lynn’s activities included church women, community club, Legion and Gideon Auxiliaries.  She is past Chapeau (state president) of 8 et 40 and was a coordinator for Friendship Bible Coffees, and was a hospice volunteer.  While many were having a ball celebrating the Bicentennial, she compiled a 443 page volume of De Smet’s history.

Caryl Lynn is best remembered for encouraging words and deeds, coupled with extensive cards and letters of friendship and encouragement.  Her kitchen was always an inviting place for family, friends and neighbors with unending hot coffee, delicious pie, and engaging conversation.

Caryl Lynn is survived by her husband Calvin of rural De Smet; three brothers Harlan (Inez) Meyer of Sioux Falls, Norman (Miriam) Meyer of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Kerwin (“Fritz”) Meyer of Sioux City, IA; children Dirk (Susan) Poppen of Sioux Falls, Luke (Janice) Poppen of De Smet, Susan (Dennis) Helder of Volga, and Joel (Susan) Poppen of Rochester, MN; along with twelve grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Camden and Durward, three sisters, Elaine Meyer, Leora Rearick, and Lorna Poppen, and her son Daniel.

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Viola E. Apland

Viola Apland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola E. Apland, 102, died April 15, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet, SD.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the De Smet Christian Missionary Alliance Church with burial to follow at the Oldham Cemetery.  Osthus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola Apland was born on October 20, 1912 on the family farm west of Oldham, SD to Fred and Cora Brown.  She graduated from Oldham High School.  On May 24, 1934, Viola married Paul Apland and they farmed in the Drakola community until they moved to De Smet in 1985.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who cherished time with her children and grandchildren.  She was very active in the Drakola Congregational Church and after it closed, she was active in the De Smet Alliance Church.  She loved to plan parties, entertain, and welcome people into her family’s home.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, and quilting.

Viola is survived by her two sons, Mark (Jennifer) Apland of Fairborn, OH and Daniel (RoxAnn) Apland of Sioux Falls, SD; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Apland of Norfolk, NE; one brother, Sidney Brown of Beresford, SD; eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her son, Larry; three sisters; two brothers; and one grandchild, Leroy.

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