Carmel Rose Gaspar - Print this obit
Carmel Rose Gaspar - Print this obit
Carmel Rose Gaspar, 82, passed away peacefully March 6, 2014 at the Doughtery Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Carmel was born on August 29, 1931 to John McIlvenna and Theresa (Maher) in Beresford, SD.
Carmel's early childhood was spent in Beresford, SD. The family moved to Sioux Falls where she graduated from Cathedral High School and then Mount Marty College. She was united in marriage to Harold "Jake" Gaspar on June 22, 1950. She devoted her life to raising her 11 children and many others through her 25 years of service at Volunteers of America daycare. Carmel enjoyed dancing, family gatherings, lunch with friends, playing bingo, and a good game of rummy. She was proud of her Irish heritage and lived a life of devoted faith.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons: David (Judy), Dan, Jim (Kathi), John (Anita), Micha (Donna) all of Sioux Falls, SD. Daughters: Patty (Rick) Schlimgen, Rapid City, SD, Joanie (Ward) Taylor, Buckeye, AZ and Loretta McCoy, Sioux Falls, SD; son-in-law: Mike Winklepeck, Sioux City IA; 20 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 more expected in 2014. a brother: Jack McIlvenna; sisters: Sister Loretta McIlvenna O.P., Benton, WI and Marie (Gene) Nash, Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: Don and Paul, daughter Mary; 2 brothers: Al and Pat; and 2 sisters: Mary Joan and Margaret. Memorials may be sent to Avera Prince of Peace or the Doughtery Hospice House where she received loving care.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 5 Pm at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 9:30 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Frank Weis - Print this obit
Frank Weis, age 80, of Valley City, ND died Feb. 28, 2014 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday March 8 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Valley City with Msgr Dennis Skonseng celebrant. Visitation will be from 4 PM until 7 PM Friday at the Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home in Valley City with a Prayer Service beginning at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. There will be one hour of visitation Monday March 10th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at Tea, SD from 10AM until 11 AM with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery at Sioux Falls, SD.
Frank was born March 7, 1933 in Tea, South Dakota (SD) to Daniel M. and Christina (Reckers) Weis. He was raised in Tea and attendended St. Nicholas' Catholic Church where he was baptized and confirmed in faith.
Frank attended Tea Grade School until the 8th Grade. After that, he attended Lennox High School in Lennox, SD, where he graduated in 1951. He played football, fast pitch softball, and participated in many other activites. After graduating, he enrolled at the North Dakota State College of Science in Waphteon, North Dakota (ND) where he was studying plumbing. He remained there for one year.
In 1953, Frank was drafted by the United States (US) Army. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard, 8 Inch Self Propelled Artillery Unit. He was deployed to Korea and served two years from 1953-1955. He was awarded four medals, the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, US Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He was Honorably Discharged in 1955.
Upon his discharge in 1955, he enrolled at the University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion and studied Business Administration. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor's Degreee in Business Administration.
After graduating from USD, he applied for and worked for the State of South Dakota in Pierre, SD as an auditor. A couple of years later, he joined the US Office of Inspector General and worked as an investigator in SD. Next, he transferred to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he worked as an auditor. During this time, he met the love of his life, DonnaMae Hoshal. They were married on April 11, 1970 in Marble, Minnesota. On February 22, 1971, they welcomed their first child, Lynn Marie. On June 10, 1972, they welcomed their second child, Douglas Paul.
In 1978, they moved to Valley City, ND where he accepted the position of Office Manager for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the USDA for Barnes County. He worked here until his retirement in 1990. He worked for the US Government for 30 years. After retiring from the government, he worked for Valley City State University as a parking attendant and ticket taker at various athletic events. He loved his work there and enjoyed the sudents. He always talked and joked with them.
Frank was an active member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, where he attained the rank of Grand Knight for the St. Catherine's Council, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Eagles.
Cody Joseph Kollars - Print this obit
Cody Joseph Kollars, Sioux Falls SD, 28 years old, went to be with our Lord February 22nd, 2014 as a passenger in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
Cody born April 4th, 1985 was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and great uncle; in addition he was a friend to everyone he met. An Eagle Scout, Graduate from Lincoln High School, member of toastmasters and Special Olympics athlete were only a few of the many things he accomplished in his life.
Grateful for having shared his life are his parents: Collin and Carrol Kollars; sisters and brother-in-laws: Corrie and Steve McGraw and Carla and Bob Roik; nieces: Whitney and Chelsey McGraw: nephews: Blake McGraw and Mason Roik: and great- nephew: Jameson Heying; cousins: Steve and Janiece Sheridan and their children, Keenan, Kinsley, Keeley and many others who loved him dearly.
Visitation with family present will be Wednesday, 5:30 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM. Mass Of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be designated to Sioux Falls Special Olympics PO Box 90127 Sioux Falls SD 57109 or in care of Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.
Gregory Richard Barnett - Print this obit
Greg died Feb. 5, 2014. He was born July 27, 1969, the last of 12 children born to Tom and Dorothy Barnett. The Argus Leader covered his birth at the time, calling it the completion of the Barnetts’ baseball team and three cheerleaders.
Greg attended St. Mary’s and O’Gorman High School, graduating in 1987. He went on to SDSU where double majored in psychology and sociology. After college he married Leann Angerhofer and they had one child, Tommy. Greg worked a variety of jobs over the years, most notably serving as a child protection agent and as a parole officer for the state of South Dakota until he became disabled. Greg was the 1992 Disabled Person of the Year for the State of South Dakota. He was a gifted writer and was editor of the Knight Scroll at O’G, the Collegian (SDSU) and also wrote for various publications.
Greg’s faith was very important to him, and he attended daily Mass as often as he could. His son, Tommy, meant the world to Greg.
He is survived by his son; nine siblings: Jeanne Kangley (Dan), Mary Pierce (Rod), Carol Nesbitt (Curt), Tom, Max (Nancy), Mark, Andy (Angie), Jerry (Judy), and Jeff (Jamie) Barnett; his sister-in-law, Sandi; many nieces, nephews, and dear cousins. His parents and his brothers, Eddie and Michael, and one niece, Lizzie, preceded him in death.
Visitation begins Wednesday at noon at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with family present at 5 pm. A Scripture Vigil will be held at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Ruth Magdalene Davis - Print this obit
Ruth Magdalene Williams was born on May 21, 1931 to Kenneth Robert and Veva Vivilore (Ericsson) Williams, on a farm 6 miles north of Salem, South Dakota. She spent her early years in the Canova and Howard area. She graduated from Salem High School in 1949 and attended South Dakota State University specializing in Home Economics. She was married to Herman L. Davis on April 15, 1951 at her parents’ home north of Salem. She went on to teach in country schools in McCook, & Miner counties where she and her husband were farming. Two children Elizabeth Ethelyn, and George Alva were blessed to become a part of this family. In 1959 the family moved to a farm near Flandreau, South Dakota. In 1976 the family moved to Sioux Falls. Ruth returned to school to receive two Masters Degrees from the University of South Dakota, both in the field of teaching. She taught special education in the Wakonda and Sioux Falls school systems for many years.
Ruth passed away on February 5, 2014 at the age of 82 years 9 months at the Avera Heart Hospital. She is survived by her son: Alva, (Jeanne) Davis, of Sioux Falls; a granddaughter: Jessica Nichole Ceja; and great-granddaughter: Jayden Elizabeth of Forks, Washington; step grand children: Alysha Campbell, of Sioux Falls,SD, David (Chrissy) Campbell, of Burbank,SD, Curtis (Randy) Furry, JR (Brenna) Furry, of Sioux Falls,SD; and a sister: Grace Bick (Lloyd Rowland), Vermillion, SD; brother-in-law: Orllo Sando of Colton, SD; 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Davis, a daughter Elizabeth Ethelyn, her parents, three sisters, Maxine Williams, Jean Sando, and Pauline Laskowski-Harbert. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 11, 1:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis in Sioux Falls, SD. With the visitation being just prior at 12 PM. She will be interned in the family plot at Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of Salem, South Dakota.
Michael Manca Jr. - Print this obit
Michael Joseph Manca Jr.,43, of Sioux Falls, entered into rest Friday January 10, 2014.
Michael, son of the late Mary L. Jackson and Michael J. Manca Sr., was born November 5, 1970 in Livingston, NJ. He lived many places before making Sioux Falls his home.
Michael was proud to have served in the army for 4 years. He worked for Thermo King of Sioux Falls as a Master Refrigeration Technician and also for Transport Refrigeration. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with Olivia at the duck pond.
He is survived by his fiance': Karen Jorgensen; his daughters: Olivia Manca, BreeAnne Manca, Brooke Manca, and Victoria Toline; his sisters: Lorretta Stembridge and Bridgette R. Maziekien, and his father; Michael J. Manca Sr.A Memorial Service will be Saturday, 3 PM at Rustic Hills Community Church.
Wilfred Schroeder - Print this obit
Wilfred J. Schroeder, 90, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Will was born Dec. 11, 1923 in Alexandria, SD to Matt and Elizabeth (Koch) Schroeder.
Will attended elementary through High School in Alexandria, S.D. He started college at the School of Mines in the fall of 1942. On Feb. 17, 1943, Will married Mary Allington in Rapid City, S.D. He served in the Navy during WWII and after an Honorable Discharge in 1946, he returned to finish his degree. Will was very proud to have graduated from the School of Mines with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. His first job was with Dakota Engineering Co. from 1949-1952. He then bought a house moving business in Mitchell, S.D. which he operated until 1957.
After selling his business he worked as the Mitchell Assistant City Engineer from 1957-1959. Will moved his family to Sioux Falls and began his career for Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. in 1959 and retired as Vice-President of Engineering in 1993 at the age of 70.Will was a charter member of St. Michael Catholic Church and served on the Building Committee and Parish Council. He was proud that he had a part in the building of the Church and personally designed the Bell tower. He was a member of Catholic Order of Foresters. After being appointed Grand Knight of the Maher Council in Mitchell, Will remained an Honorary member of the Knights of Columbus.During his engineering career he was elected as President of the Southeastern Chapter of S.D. Engineering Society and State President of the S.D. Engineering Society.
At various times of his life, Will was also a member of the Elks Club and Moose Lodge. Will continued to be a member of the Hartford Central Valley Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing daily, weather permitting, with his golfing buddy Vic Brinker and others he met on the course. He loved time spent with family playing games, celebrating holidays and family events. Will also enjoyed crossword & suduko puzzles, his daily workout and listening to O'Gorman sports.
Those left to cherish his memory are his 6 children: Dennis (Lavonne) Schroeder, Miles City, MT, Rick Schroeder (Marlys Kaiser), Humboldt, SD, Liz (Dave) Reimer, Nancy (Ken) Willemssen, Judy (Scott) Christensen and Brad (Joy) Schroeder, all of Sioux Falls; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: John and Don; 4 sisters: Edna Weber, Agatha (Ralph) Weber, Agnes (Bill) Geppert and Mary Erpenbach; 2 sisters-in-law: Florence Schroeder and Christena Allington; plus numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; a brother, Art; and a sister, Frannie.
Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at St. Michael Parish with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 2:30 PM at St. Michael Parish.
Patricia "Pat" Meyer - Print this obit
Patricia “Pat” (Murphy) Meyer, 84, of Sioux Falls was surrounded by family as she went gracefully to be with the Lord on January 10, 2014. Pat was born on March 22, 1929, in Sioux Falls, the daughter of John and Merle (McCue) Murphy. She graduated from Cathedral High School and then from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN in 1950.
Pat married “Dee” W. Meyer on August 4, 1951. Pat was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Cathedral growing up and then raising her family under the light of the Cathedral spires. Pat spent most of her energy and life along with Dee raising their nine children while welcoming with an open door any of their neighbors. Pat loved to read, play bridge, as well as visit and spend time with family and friends. She was known for her strong faith, quick Irish smile, intelligent wit and loving ways. Pat’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
Blessed for giving them life, love, faith and joy are her children: Frank (Richyne) Meyer, Hudson, WI., Margaret (Peter) Fisher, Golden Valley, MN., Dan Meyer, Omaha, NE., Mary (Bill) Reiter, Sioux Falls, John (Diane) Meyer, Garretson, Bob Meyer, Minneapolis, MN. Tom (Marilyn) Meyer, Sioux Falls, Jane Meyer, Minneapolis, MN., and Tim (Victoria) Meyer, San Francisco, CA.. She is also survived by her sister: Sheila McDonald, Seattle, WA.; brother: John (Kathy) Murphy, Minneapolis MN.; sisters-in- law: Mary Jean Murphy, Sioux Falls and Victoria Madigan of Mitchell. She also was a blessing to 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, good friends and bridge partners, including her friends from Cathedral, Prince of Peace and her great friend Dorothy Herbert. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother Jeremiah Murphy. Memorials may be directed to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.
Visitation will be 3 PM Tuesday with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5 to 7 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday 9:30 AM at the Cathedral of St Joseph.
Robert "Bob" Alexander - Print this obit
Robert “Bob” K. Alexander was surrounded by his family as he passed away on December 30th, 2013 after a short illness. He was born on November 22nd, 1921 in Delmont, SD to parents David K. Alexander and Mamie F. Alexander (Beals). Bob grew up near Delmont and graduated from Delmont High School. He moved to California where he worked for a short time and then enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on August 31st, 1942.
He served in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Stanly DD 478 as a Gunners Mate First Class. The U.S.S. Stanly DD 478 was one of the ships of the "Little Beaver" squadron which was the only destroyer squadrons in WWII to receive the Presidential Unit Citation. On one of his leaves, he returned to California and married Betty Anne Gill on October 3, 1944.
He was very proud of his military service and was very patriotic. During one battle, a 40 mm gun jammed on the port side of the ship. He rushed to that gun, corrected the malfunction, took the position and shot down a Japanese plane which was attacking the port side. He saw action at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Philippines, Borneo, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He received the Bronze Star for Valor, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Commendation Ribbon, The Pacific Campaign Ribbon with 9 Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, America Area Ribbon, The Philippine Liberation with Bronze Star and a WWII Victory Metal.
After his discharge from the Navy in October of 1945, he and his wife lived in Burbank, CA for a short while before moving to South Dakota. They lived in Egan, SD a short time and started their family. His main career was in the Electric Motor Repair and Service business with Shakstad Electric, where he was the Vice President of Operations for 35 years.
Bob was a avid golfer in his retirement, with his main accomplishment being "A Hole in One" at age 63 at the Lennox Golf course at hole #2. Another hobby of Bob was woodworking. He enjoyed making different projects and giving them away to family and friends. Robert was well known at McDonald's as he was there most afternoons for a cup of coffee and conversation.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, his parents, 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, and his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty. Grateful for having shared is life are 4 sons: Michael (Jackie), Sioux Falls, David (Linda) Elsmere KY, Thomas (Marcia) Sioux Falls, Dan (Pam) Sioux Falls; 5 daughters: Barbara Keyman, Sioux Falls, Judy Stricherz, Sioux Falls, Linda, Sioux Falls, Susan (David) Parker, Sioux Falls, Jan, Sacramento CA; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10:30 AM at St. Lambert Catholic Church.
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