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Darrell Small  - Print this obit

Darrell Small died on October 9, 2015, in the VA hospital in Sioux Falls. He was born in Mitchell, S.D. on July 23,1933, to Leonard and Eva Small.

He served in the Air Force, stationed in Alaska. He was the first certified bridge inspector in the state of South Dakota, and worked on the interstate construction.

He is survived by his sisters: Lenore (Chuck) Barnett, Escondido, California, and Nancy Hall, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and special friend: Eunice Axtell. As well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Audrey Olson.

Visitation will be Friday, October 16, 10 AM at St. Michael Parish with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell, S.D.

Wayne Rice  - Print this obit

Wayne Rice, 77, died October 4, 2015. He was born on March 7, 1938 to Ralph and Eileen (Gordon) Rice. On September 2, 1961, he was united in marriage to MaryAnn Garner.

Wayne worked for many years at Delta Star Company in Redwood and Palo Alto, California. He lived the last ten years in Larchwood, Iowa. Wayne enjoyed fixing and building things with his son, James. He also enjoyed remodeling their home and gardening.

Wayne is survived by his wife: MaryAnn; sons: Joe Rice, Napa, CA and Jeff Rice, San Francisco, CA; grandson: Waylon Rice, Napa, California; sisters: Penny and Valon; as well as many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons: John and James who died September 26, 2015; brothers: Verlyn and Grene Rice.

Visitation with family present will be Monday from 5-8 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Amos Kawah  - Print this obit

Amos Kawah, 4, passed away September 22, 2015. He was born on July 26, 2011 in Philadelphia PA into the union of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Kawah. He was the youngest of three children. His dream was to become a pastor, therefore we called him Amos the prophet.

Amos was a very respectful child. He loved video games and dancing. His favorite cartoon character was Spider-Man. He cherished his Spider-Man shoes, blanket and jacket. He was looking forward to starting school next year so he could join his brothers in doing homework.

Amos will be greatly missed by his families and friends.

Funeral Service will be Friday 10 AM at First Assembly of God.

David Neuroth  - Print this obit

David Jeremy Neuroth "Disco", passed away on Friday September 25th 2015 in Sioux Falls SD. He was born November 11, 1976 in West Covina CA.

He was numerous things; Father, Brother, Son, Cousin and Friend. His pride was his family: Kayla, Jaden, Isabella, Misty,and Angie. His favorite times were time spent with his children.

Dave was also a great friend and loved by many. If there was anything that anyone needed he would give it. He was the one who could put a smile on your face and If you ever needed anything fixed he would fix it, maybe breaking something else along the way but in the end he always fixed everything.

Dave enjoyed outdoor activities like camping, fishing, hunting, and even skydiving. He was always an adventure seeker.

He was preceded in death by his mother: Kathy; his grandmother: Dorinda; his grandpa: Tom; grandparents: Gene and LaVella Neuroth; his uncles: Kevin and Tom; and his cousin: Kevin Jr. Dave is survived by his father David, his brother Jake, his sister Becca, his children Kayla, Jaden, and Isabella; along with many aunts, uncles, niece, and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, 3-5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Marjorie Jelsma  - Print this obit

Marjorie Ruth Jelsma was born November 20, 1921 to Henry and Grace Huber at Yankton, SD. She lived there with her family until moving to Sioux Falls.

She worked as an office manager for an insurance company. After that she held several positions for the City of Sioux Falls in the Health Department, Police Department, and the Fire Department until she retired. She also worked for Wells Fargo, Dial Bank, an investment company, and various other part time jobs.

During her time working she was also a loving mother to her two sons. She was involved in several organizations such as Business Women, and Insurance Women, and Toast Masters, winning several awards for her public speaking.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons: Larry and his wife Vicki of Sioux Falls, and Robert and his wife Nina of Sioux Falls; her special friend: Leo Gerhring of Mishawaka IN., and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Donald Huber, Harold Huber, and her sister Mary Thompson.

Visitation will be Saturday, 9 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 10 AM.

James Steven Baker  - Print this obit

Jim Baker passed away September 17, 2015 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

James was born on September 8, 1946 to Verne and Oline (Boe) Baker in Sioux Falls, SD. His family traveled with his dad's work, so Jim attended many different elementary schools. He graduated from Washington High School in 1964. After graduation, Jim lived in the Shakopee area and eventually settled in Denver. Jim worked at Coors Brewery for 28 years. He retired due to health issues.

During his life, Jim was blessed to travel, to ski, and to cheer on the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He had an amazing group of friends in Denver and he cherished his time with them.

In May of 2013, Jim's kids convinced him to move to Sioux Falls, SD to be closer to them. Jim enjoyed going to the Grand Falls Casino and having his kids, grandkids, and great grandchildren visit him at his home.

Jim is survived by his son: Jim Baker; and his daughter: Heather Baker; his grandchildren: Kaley Walker, Mason (Taylor) Walker, John Walker, and Nicholas Baker; his great-grandchildren: Krissa, Peyton, Jace, and Jameson; his siblings: Cheryl Hubans, and her children: Billy Hubans and Michael (Beth) Hubans; Randy (Rita) Baker, and their children: Chris (Sara) Baker, and Lauren (Tim) Garcia. He also survived by uncles, aunts, nephews and a niece. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one niece.

Celebration of Life will be Wednesday with family present from 6-8 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Norma VanderHamm  - Print this obit

Norma June VanderHamm, 88, passed away September 16, 2015 at Bethany Home in Brandon, SD. She was born to Roy and Anna Winkelman, June 22, 1927, on the family farm near Primghar, IA. Her family later moved to Ireton, IA where she graduated from high school. She was affectionately known as "Cookie" by her classmates because she was so sweet. The nickname stayed with her for her entire life.

Norma married Eugene VanderHamm and they had two children, Dianne and Greg. She worked very hard on the farm, made incredible meals and always kept things nice and tidy. She was a stellar wife and mother. She cared deeply and was actively involved in the lives of her children and later her grandchildren.

Norma overcame a nearly fatal brain tumor as a young wife and mother. The surgery left her with many challenges including relearning how to walk and talk. She beat the odds, faced the challenges and lived a very happy life. She was a true survivor and never let the life long consequences of the surgery keep her down.

Norma had a love for family and faith and was an amazing example for all who knew her. She once said, "Everyday when you wake up you have a choice to be happy." She chose happiness every day.

Norma loved spending time with her family, playing cards, bird watching and living life to the fullest.

She will be forever missed by her children: Dianne Clary and Greg (Kathy) VanderHamm; sister-in-law: Sandra Winkelman; grandchildren: Kim, Matt (Kyle) and Patrick (Rhiannon) Clary, Beth (Seth) Pickett, and Danyel (Jason) Rigdon; honorary granddaughter: Heather Craig; and great-grandchildren: Hannah, Taylor, Sloan, Zoe and Mavis. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Deloris Brown; brother: Clarence; and granddaughter: Dawn Clary.

Visitation will be Monday. 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 11 AM.

Margaret Andrews  - Print this obit

Margaret "Maggie" Irene (Bruggeman) Andrews, 66 of Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at the Dougherty House. She was born May 2, 1949 in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Cletus and Patricia (Wilka) Bruggeman. She graduated from O'Gorman High School in 1967, later on attended Killian Community College to work on a Human Service degree. She worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Detox, Second Street Manor, and Counseling Resources. She also worked for Face It as the Director of First Impressions until her retirement due to failing health.

In 1968 Margaret married Terry Cady and they had two children Anthony and Angela Cady. In 1974 she married Jim Andrews and had one son James Andrews.

Margaret was small in stature but had a big heart. She had an absolute love for flowers, music, and dance. She even went to a Bob Seger concert recently. Keeping up with the latest dance styles was her passion too.

Survivors include her children: Anthony (Lisa) Cady, of Watertown, Angela (Cady) Blosmo, of Garretson, and James Andrews of Sioux Falls; step-daughter: Nichole Andrews, of Sparks, Nevada; brothers: Joseph of Sioux Falls, Mike (Cathy) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Matt of Larchwood, Iowa; five grandchildren; and special friend: Gale Richardson, of Murdo, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Patrick.

Visitation will be Saturday, 1 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 2 PM.

Peter Deng Reng  - Print this obit

Peter Deng Reng, 34, passed away at his home on September 3, 2015 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, 1:30 PM at the Church of the Holy Apostles with burial to follow at Mount Pleasent Cemetery.

Rita J. Lewis   - Print this obit

Rita J. Lewis, 72, died Saturday February 21, 2015 at her beloved residence of Wall Lake, South Dakota.

She was born to in Montrose, South Dakota on November 7, 1942 to Marion and Isabel (Fleming) Wheeler. She grew up in Montrose and graduated from Montrose High School in 1961. She married Elery "Skip" Lewis on February 27, 1965 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls.

Rita held various bookkeeping positions for local businesses until 1977. Thereafter, she worked along side her husband at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. She spent her life serving others; lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Board Member of the Dakota Catholic Credit Union, Board Member of the Crippled Children Hospital and School, and Girl Scout Leader.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband: Elery "Skip" Lewis; children: Lisa (Kent) Huemoeller, Kathy (Rob) Junker and David (Erin) Lewis; eight granddaughters: Kelli, Terra and Jenna Huemoeller, Taylor, Allison and Lindsey Junker, and Paige and Paiten Lewis; brother-in-law: Rodney Bindert of Brookings, SD; and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Nancy (Wheeler) Bindert, several infant brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Lauren Lewis. Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by a Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 11 AM at St. Michael Parish with burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Montrose.


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