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Anne Marie Frankman  - Print this obit

Anne Marie Frankman, 76, passed away December 24, 2021 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Anne was born May 25, 1945 to Paul and Aileen “FiFi” in Sioux Falls.

Anne is survived by her husband: Bill; children: Angela (Jeff) Westwick, William III (Renee) and Melissa Frankman; grandchildren: B.J., Nathan, Kristen, Kaleb, Trevor and Owen; two brothers” Lauren and Gerry; and two sisters: Mary Lou and Teresa.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:00 AM  at the Church of St. Mary with burial at St. Michael Cemetery.

Mary Louise Zabdyr  - Print this obit

Mary Louise Zabdyr was born in Sioux Falls, SD on May 31, 1943 to Joseph and Stella Zabdyr. She passed away on May 19, 2022.

She joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961.

Mary Lou enjoyed working as a telephone operator for over 35 years as the phone company transitioned from the Bell System to Qwest to Century Link. She worked a number of years in Phoenix, AZ before returning to Sioux Falls. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Communication Workers of America (CWA).

She had the unique experiences of seeing John F. Kennedy drive by Washington High School as he campaigned for president when she was a student. Later, she was working in Washington, DC when he was assassinated and she was able to pass by his casket.

She attended National American University to become a Massage Therapist and also worked part-time at K-Mart.

She enjoyed classic cars and going to car shows, doing ceramics with her mother and gardening. She attended Saturday mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral as long as she could.

Halloween was her favorite holiday. She would dress up as a witch and walk up and down our sidewalk on 12th Street waving and greeting everyone.

She was known for her sense of humor, her fun-loving spirit, her impromptu dancing, her courtesy and always wanting to believe the best in others. She loved life and peanut butter malts from B & G Milky Way.

She survived polio as a child and we were all blessed to know her.

She is survived by her daughter: Veronica Fairchild; three grandsons: Torin, Peyton and Devon; two granddaughters: London Zerfas and Jayden Fairchild; two great-grandchildren: Braxtyn and Stella Zerfas; and her sister: Judy Zabdyr.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 25, 10 AM at the cathedral of St. Joseph with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery will Full Military Rites. 

Marvin Paul  - Print this obit

Marvin Lloyd Paul, 87, passed away May 13, 2022. He was born on March 27, 1935 in Wagner SD, the only child of Lloyd and Goldie (Heil) Paul.

Marvin grew up in Tripp, SD where he started his first radio repair shop at the age of 14. He owned Drive In Radio and Radio Specialists in Sioux Falls. He was united in marriage to Doris Morgan in 1954.

Marvin is survived by his children: Carmen (Jeff) Ross, Harriman, TN, LaVern (Minnie) Paul, Sturgis, SD, Duane Paul and Russell Paul, both of Rapid City, SD, Larry (Tamara) Thompson, Caddo Mills, TX; step-daughters: Andrae Thompson, Rochester, MN, Jaina (Michael) Harrington, Sioux Falls, SD and Danae (Paul) Bastain, Harrisburg, SD; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Jan Reynolds-Paul; son: Daniel Paul; grandson: Anthony Thompson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5-7 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.


Mary Anita Liesinger  - Print this obit

Mary Anita Liesinger passed away on April 8, 2022, in her home at Sioux Falls. Her loving husband Dave and family members, who had been caring for her as she battled cancer, were with her. A funeral service is planned for Monday, April 25, 2022, at Calvary Chapel Church even miles south of Colome, SD. The service will be at eleven o'clock with a lunch following at the church. After the lunch, burial will be in the Colome Cemetery.

Mary Anita (Weidner) Liesinger was born to Gus & Orene Weidner at home on their farm & ranch south of Colome, SD, on May 29, 1952. She grew up there as the youngest of seven children. She attended eight grades of school at the one-room rural Stewart School which was a mile west of her home.

She was a member of Calvary Chapel Church a mile and a half northeast of their farm, and she was baptized to publicly show her Christian faith to the world about her confession of Jesus Christ as her Savior.

In 1980 Mary moved to Sioux Falls to attend Sioux Vocational School. There at the school she met the love of her life, David Liesinger, and they were married November 26, 1982. Mary worked for Holiday Inn as a housekeeper for almost 30 years. She then worked part time at Arby's for 6 or 7 years until she started her courageous battle with cancer.

In Sioux Falls, Mary and Dave attended Central Baptist Church. She loved her Lord most of all and enjoyed attending church in person as long as she was able. While there she enjoyed the time of fellowship and activities with her adult Sunday School class. Another of her loves of a different type was football. She closely followed the Pittsburgh Steelers along with husband Dave on the national level, as well as regularly attending games for the Storm here in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

Mary was known for her love of knick-knacks and decorations of all kinds. She loved to decorate her house and wear jewelry for every little holiday on the calendar, but especially loved Christmas with buying and wrapping lots of little gifts. Her other interests included wearing and making bead jewelry.

Mary also had a special love for cats of all sizes and colors. She even had a pet deer, Bambi, when she was young that she raised with a bottle until it was fully grown. She had a love for dolphins and decorated with them whenever possible.

Mary was very friendly, made friends easily, was kind to others, and always worried about being a helper and a good hostess—especially offering to pass things at the table to anyone who was in need.

We know she is at rest in her Savior's arms to enjoy eternity in heaven as she is welcomed home also by her Mom, Dad and brother Daniel. We know she'll still have her big smile that she wore right to the very end.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother Daniel. She is survived by her husband, David Liesinger of Sioux Falls, SD; stepmother, Marie Weidner of Tyndall, SD; brothers: Lee (Judell) Weidner of Colome, SD, Fred (Burdena) Weidner of Winner, SD; sisters: Judi Vobr of Colome, SD, Janice (Dennis) Grenoble of Gregory, SD, Janell (Roger) Heath of Colome, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

Hope R. Moon  - Print this obit

Hope R. Moon, 81, passed away on April 30, 2022 at the Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, SD. Hope was born in Chamberlain, SD. She was the daughter of Ulric (Dale) and Oma Waysman. Hope was united in marriage Kenneth L Moon in 1958.

Hope completed her Associate Degree and spent many years in the medical profession. She later started her career in Customer Service and retired from Citibank in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Hope enjoyed attending Church and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, concerts, and filling her home with Christmas decorations. 

Hope is survived by her six children: Bob Moon, Teresa (Dick) Robson, Doug (Char) Moon, Heather (Aaron) Klein, Tim (Angie) Moon, and Craig Moon; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Hope has four siblings: Dale, Wayne, Linda and Janice (Deceased). 

A small memorial is planned for friends and family at her daughter's home at 7708 Ione Ave Sioux Falls SD 57106 on May 6th, 2022 from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Adelaide Donaldson  - Print this obit

October 1, 1921 - April 18, 2022

On April 18th, 2022, Addie was granted her angel wings at the age of 100. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Donald Donaldson and Virgil Donaldson (Kathy), a foster son Bobbie Smith; grandchildren: Todd, Jeff, Jessica (John), Kelli (Doug), Dawn (Dan), Angela, Kris (Jason); and many great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester Donaldson, her three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at 5 pm with a prayer service starting at 6:30 pm at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 27th at 10 am at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery with lunch to follow at the Fellowship Hall of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Dorothy "Dot" Herbert  - Print this obit

Dorothy “Dot” Ann Herbert, 93, passed away March 17, 2022 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. She was born on June 28, 1928 in Sioux City, IA to Henry and Esther (Dunn) Herbert. She was baptized July 28, 1928 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA. She started kindergarten at Blessed Sacrament School in Sioux City, IA and received her first Communion on May 12, 1935 at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Dorothy moved to Sioux Falls on August 15, 1935 starting 2nd grade at St. Joseph Cathedral. She was Confirmed in October, 1935 and graduated on June 3, 1946 from Cathedral High School.

Dorothy was employed by Schoeneman Brothers Co. on September 30, 1946 and retired from there on June 30, 2003. She attended Augustana College, graduating on June 4, 1951 with a Major in Mathematics and Economics and a Minor in Political Science.

Dorothy’s favorite things were bridge, slots, ice skating, tennis, swimming, ice cream, Coke-A-Cola, dogs, roses and Frank Sinatra hits from the 40’s and 50’s. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph and the Catholic Daughters of America, St. Patricia Court.

Dorothy is survived by a sister: Helen (Herbert) Lieberman; nieces: Janet Lieberman Argyers (Steve);  Joanne Lieberman (Geoff Rilling); Diana Lieberman (Craig Evansand); nephews: Michael Lieberman (Susan Hanson); and several great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday. March 24, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 25, 2022, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Delores May Carlson  - Print this obit

Delores (Dee) Carlson age 75 of Sioux Falls, SD died Tuesday, March 15 2022 at Good Samaritan Village, in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by family.

Delores May Jochims was born June 26, 1946 in Mapleton, Iowa to Ted and Mabel Jochims. She was raised around the Dunlap and Mapleton IA area and attended Denison High School.

She was united in marriage to Larry Carlson on August 11, 1962, and from this union had four children. They resided in the Denison, Iowa area where they owned several photography studios. They moved to Beaver Creek, Minnesota in 1975. In 1980, Delores moved to Hills, Minnesota, then later to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, while attending the University of Sioux Falls. During this time, she met her fiancé Ron Grave.

Delores was employed through the Sioux Falls School District for many years as a teacher’s aide, until her final employer, Citibank Daycare.

She enjoyed flower gardening, along with sewing. Her greatest love was always children, and spending time with her grandchildren was always on the top of her list. Whether it was at the park or playing games, she adored each and every one and the time spent with them.

Delores is survived by daughter: Lori Carlson-Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD; son: Mark (Cindy) Carlson of Ashton, IA; son: Eric (Esther) Carlson of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter,:Dena (Steve) Letscher of Tea, SD; along with a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her fiancé Ron Grave, parents, brother Bob Jochims, and sister Jeannie Greenfield.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Pastor Jon Splichal Larson officiating. A light luncheon to follow. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap, Iowa. 

Bruce George Dyer  - Print this obit

Bruce George Dyer, 85 of Sioux Falls, passed away on February 26, 2022 with his family by his side.

Bruce was born March 1, 1936 to Van Duran and Leon (Howe) Dyer.

He married the love of his life Agnes (Reiter) on September 1,1956. They were married for 66 years.

Bruce served in the Marine Corp and was active in the Korean War.

He retired from the Sioux Falls School District in 1992. He loved God, family, and country.

Bruce was passionate about hunting and fishing. He spent countless weekends in a duck boat or in the ditches at Pierre waiting for the geese to fly. He could be found many days walking his dogs and/or feeding the geese at Covel Lake.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Agnes (Reiter); and son: Christopher (Renee) Dyer. Bruce is survived by his son: James (Cindy) Dyer; daughter: Kari (Michael) Bergh; his grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, and Cory (Kristin) Dyer, Connor and Rachel Bergh; and his great-great grandchildren: Porter Dyer, and Miles, Cash, Grace, and Isla Renner.

A Memorial Service will be Monday, March 7, 2022, 10:0 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with burial to follow at the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

Jesse Bald Eagle  - Print this obit

Jesse Bald Eagle, 39, passed away March 1, 2022 in Sioux Falls. Jesse wrote:


Life and Death


Energy and peace 

If I stop today, it was still worth it!

Even the terrible mistakes that I have made.

I would have unmade it if I could.

The pains that have burned me

And scarred my soul.

It was worth it for having bring allowed

To walk where I’ve walked,

Which was hell on earth

Back again.



Far in between.

Through it,

In it,




Visitation will be Saturday, march 5, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.


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