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Christine Feldhaus  - Print this obit

          Christine Louise Feldhaus (Brogunier) was born on January 21st, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD to Russell and Helen Brogunier. She was one of four children. She attended high school at North Hagerstown High and graduated from there in 1960. She then enrolled at Hagerstown Junior College with plans of becoming a nurse. She remained there for two years before transferring to the University of Minnesota to complete her nursing degree. There, she met James G. Feldhaus and they were married on December 24th, 1966.

          She lived in Minnesota with James (Jim) for many years and worked at Lakeview Hospital and Greeley Street Nursing home, before moving back to Hagerstown with their daughter, Theresa, in 1978. They lived there while Theresa finished high school and enrolled in college, before relocating again to Sioux Falls, SD in 1990. Christine and James lived in Sioux Falls until 1994 when they settled in Canistota, SD.

          Christine worked as a nurse at the Canistota Good Samaritan nursing home and also worked part-time as a Teacher’s Assistant at the Canistota School. In both her work and in caring for her family, Christine lived the values of compassion, self-sacrifice, empathy, generosity, and service to others. She was also an active member of the United Methodist Church while living in Canistota, and enjoyed growing in her faith there, and sharing her love of singing during the worship services.

          During her youth, Christine enjoyed many hobbies and shared many talents with the world including equestrian events such as competitive dressage and show-jumping through the American Horse Show Association, and showing purebred Standard Poodles and Afghan hounds through the American Kennel Club. She remained active in her community as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Maryland Symphony Guild. She was a lover of all animals and often had a menagerie of pets, including many dogs of all shapes and sizes. She loved to cook, especially for her family, and she always made sure no one left her house hungry. She was also an avid reader, favoring mystery novels and thrillers.

          Christine passed away on June 24th, 2016 at the Lake Norden Golden Living Center in Lake Norden, SD. She was blessed to be cared for her during her time there by thoughtful and supportive staff, and her family wishes to thank her entire care team for their wonderful service and kindness during her years there. Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Helen, her brothers Joseph and Peter, her son-in-law Anthony Glynn, and her husband Jim. She is survived by her daughter Theresa Glynn, grandson Ciaran Glynn, granddaughter Natasha Keller (Alex), and her great grandchildren, Ian and Fiona Keller.

          Visitation will be Tuesday, 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, 10 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Patricia Lynn “Pat” DeVries-Weber  - Print this obit

Patricia Lynn “Pat” DeVries-Weber, wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend, passed away June 20 after a repeated battle with cancer. Pat was born on St. Patrick's Day to Lila and Herman DeVries who diverted from their pre-planned name to the one more fitting for the occasion! She loved life from March 17, 1952-2016 to June 20. The dash in between was made up of action as Pat used her multiple talents to make life special for her son, Corey, husband Ralph, daughter-in- law Sarah (Wiebersick), granddaughters Avery and Ella, sisters Shirley, Bonnie, Barb, and Marilyn, brother Mike, Ralph's daughter Amanda (Chris) Raney, their son Ian, and everyone else she met.        

As an avid cook and baker Pat had her personal recipe for life: Pat's Dash in 1952-2016: Ingredients: 1 part family; loads of traditions; 1 special dog, Jessie; 100,000 days of baking; a gallon of cross stitch; a team of Packers; many, many friends; and at least 1 cozy quilt.

Cream together traditions of the past with family and new customs. Gently add a puppy or baby. Stir in threads of cross stitch masterpieces to be treasured gifts.

Next, beat the Packers to the "GO PACKERS GO" stage; fold in her "jelly beans" Avery and Ella. Meanwhile, chill a perfect cheese cake to share with friends. Finally, mark with a new found rock and tuck a family quilt around it all.

Reserve recipe into handwritten recipe books made specially for granddaughters!

Finally look it over and say "it is what it is!" and smile that beautiful smile.

Pat spent her last days thinking of others just as she always did. She went to work. She made jelly to leave with family. She gathered the makings for German Chocolate cupcakes for Father's Day surprises. She wouldn't want others to be sad but would say her oft repeated slogan: "slap a little lipstick on and you'll be just fine!” Her wish for each of you would be to be busy, happy, together, and to smile as you remember her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Montrose United Methodist Church 109 S 2nd Ave., Montrose, South Dakota, at 10:30 am. With family present starting at 9:30.It will be a celebration of Pat's life followed by internment at the Montrose Cemetery and fellowship at the church hall.

Johnny Sercl  - Print this obit

Johnny Sercl, 29, passed away May 21, 2016 in Sioux Falls.

A Committal Service will be Friday, 1 PM at St. Michael Cemetery.

Philip Brown  - Print this obit

Philip Brown, 43, passed away May 8, 2016 at his home of natural causes.

Funeral Service will be Saturday May 28, 10:30 AM at King of Glory Ministry with burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Dale Fitzgerald  - Print this obit

Dale S. Fitzgerald, 66, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2016, after valiantly battling lung cancer for his grandchildren.

Dale Steven Fitzgerald was born on June 28, 1949 in Sioux Falls, SD, where he grew up and attended Washington High. After high school, Dale married our mom, Mary Kay Shields on February 9, 1968. They briefly moved out to Washington but returned back to Sioux Falls where his father Raymond founded Fitzgerald Concrete with his sons. Our dad worked for their company until retirement.

Dale enjoyed watching boxing and working on cars, an area he will dearly be missed in for all of us who called and needed his help! Otherwise, he spent his time going out to dinner with his wife, family and friends. Dale was a wonderful husband and father, but an even better Grandpa. Anyone who was lucky enough to be part of his life will truly miss him and his conversations. He is now where he belongs, back with our mom. We love you dad, rest in peace.

Honored to have shared his life are his two sons: Rick and Scott; honorary son: Tony; brothers: Gary and Paul; sisters: Sharon, Anna and Mary; brothers-in-law: Bill, Mike, Terry, Dan, John, Tom ,Tim, Bob, and Pat; sisters-in-law: Sue, Peg, Madge, and Betty; grandchildren: Calissa, Hannah, Payton, Tyrique, Lexi, Marqueez, Jaedyn, and Kayahna. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Eileen; our mom’s parents Bob and Pat; his wife Mary Kay; his brothers Donny and Steve; his sister Susie; and his daughter Kathy.

Donations may be directed to Make-A-Wish or the Humane Society.

Visitation will be Thursday, 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a time of sharing at 7 PM. Funeral Service will be Friday, 2 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Raymond "Ray" Fuller  - Print this obit

Raymond "Ray" Fuller, 87, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls after a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his sons: James (Debbie), Paul and John (Rachelle): grandchildren: Amber (Mark) Clements, Thomas Fuller, and Nate Kortleever; great-grandchildren: Cady Poderzay, Calvin Poderzay, Claire Brooks, and Zella Kortleever; and best friends: Biff and Betty Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther, daughter, Ann Kortleever, brothers Marvin, Richard and Thomas; and parents, Donald and Florence.

Visitation will be Wednesday with family present from 4 to 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. Donations may be directed to the American Lung Association 490 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55103.

John Francis Katzenberger  - Print this obit

John Katzenberger, 83, passed away May 4, 2016 in Sioux Falls.

John was born September 9, 1932 in Huron SD. The family moved to Sioux Falls in 1937 and he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. John married Darlene Beck on August 3, 1955. They were blessed with five children. John retired from the Postal Service in 1992.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years: Darlene; children: Jane (Rich) Reuwsaat, Karen (Art) Borden, Lori Gulbrandson, and Tim (Teri) Katzenberger; grandchildren: Jill and Barry Reuwsaat, Sarah Miller, Eric Roach, Jared Roach, Adam Roach, Shane Swenson, Brian and Brad Borden, Kayla and Kyle Gulbrandson; great-grandchildren: Jakob, Jackson, Nolan, Kaiah, Madison, Savannah, Haley, Ainsley, and Edward; a brother, Carl (Priscilla) Katzenberger and a sister, Cherie Quigley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Rosalie Katzenberger, daughter, Lynne Swenson, grandson-in-law, Jeremy Miller, and brother in law Dick Quigley.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10 AM at St. Mary Church.

John "Jack" Foos  - Print this obit

John D. “Jack” Foos, 71, passed away April 15, 2016 in Sioux Falls. He was born on December 9, 1944 to Francis and Bessie (Skinner) Foos at Beresford, South Dakota. He attended school at Glenwood #50 rural Beresford and Beresford High School graduating in 1962.

He moved with his parents to Howard, SD in 1963. He later joined the National Guard and served for nine years. He was united in marriage to Joyce Calmus on April 18, 1966. To This union, three children were born.

Preceding him in death are his parents, a daughter, Christie Foos, and brothers, Thomas and Gary Foos, and an infant sister. He is survived by a Son, Ron Foos, Wheatridge, CO, a daughter, Susan (Mike) Williams, Montrose, CO, 5 grandchildren, sisters Kay (Roger) Harms, Lennox, SD, and Nancy Mentele, Mitchell, SD, brothers, Curtis Foos, Sioux Falls, Steven Foos, Omaha, NE, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private family service is planned.

Alfred O. Eie  - Print this obit

Alfred O. Eie lived a full life of 100 years. He passed away peacefully on April 18, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls. He was born November 15, 1915.

He was preceded in death by three wives. Most recent of them being Agnes L. (Wagner) Eie of Sioux Falls. He is survived by several step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He farmed on his family's homestead in Canton and contract combined around the South Dakota area with his brother for many years.

He will be greatly missed!

Visitation will be Thursday, 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 11 AM with burial to follow at St. Michael 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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