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Funeral Service for Lyle W. Farmen, 84 of Sisseton, SD was held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Sisseton, SD with the Rev. William Schruba officiating. Organist was Mona Greseth and special music by Tim Farmen, Steve Eneboe and Pat Schubert. Pallbearers were Clayton Farmen, Dale Farmen, Jacob Farmen, John Farmen, Sean Sullivan, Jeff Taffe, Todd Safgren and James Resser. Honorary Pallbearers were the Staff at Tekakwitha Living Center, Leon Eneboe, Dennis Jensen, Milton Rolstad, Scott Rolstad, Bryce Rolstad and Theron Rolstad. Interment was in the Sisseton Cemetery, Sisseton, SD with Military Rites by the Otto-Quande-Renville American Legion Post #50 and Fort Sisseton VFW Post #3342. There was visitation on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Cahill Funeral Chapel from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. There was a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There was visitation at the Church on Thursday, one hour prior to the Funeral Service. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD was in charge of arrangements.
Lyle was born on May 29, 1930 to John J. and Millie Pearl (Johnson) Farmen in Enterprise Township, Roberts County, SD. He attended Enterprise Township #3 Country School through the 8th grade. Lyle entered the United States Army in June 1955 and served until February 1956. Lyle received his GED while in the service. Following his return home from the service, Lyle was united in marriage to Carol Odden on September 15, 1956 at Goodwill Lutheran Church, Sisseton, SD. They lived on and farmed the Farmen farm. He worked for Art Sather Insurance for two years. In 1970 he built a building and started American Family Insurance, where he worked for the next twenty-six years. At the same time, he was also a substitute mail carrier for nine years, and then in November of 1996 he became a rural mailer carrier and worked for the next five years. In 2009 he and Carol moved into Sisseton. Lyle entered the Tekakwitha Living Center on May 27, 2014. Lyle was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he served on church council, an usher, and a Sunday School teacher. Lyle served on the Sisseton Cemetery Board for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #50 and NARFE. He loved carpenter work, painting and keeping up the farmstead and doing yard work. Lyle passed away on August 30, 2014 at the Tekakwitha Living Center surrounded by his wife of fifty-seven years and his son, Tim and wife, Susan.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Carol Farmen of Sisseton, SD; one son, Tim and his wife, Susan Farmen of Sisseton, SD; four grandchildren, Jacob and wife, Kate Farmen of Brookings, SD; John Farmen, Kiersten Farmen and Kaitlyn Farmen, all of Sisseton, SD; one great-granddaughter, Amelia Jean Farmen of Brookings, SD; two nephews, Clayton and wife, Janet Farmen of Wahpeton, ND and Dale and wife, Julee Farmen of Katy, TX; four sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Johnson of Fargo, ND; Doris Taffe of Graceville, MN; Verle and husband, Gordon Safgren of Park Rapids, MN, and Vicki and husband, Virgil Carlson of Watertown, SD, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Kenneth Farmen.
For Lyle’s obituary and online registry please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com.
Austin J. Miller
Funeral Service for Austin J. Miller, 21, was held Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Epiphany, Epiphany, SD, with Father Paul Josten Celebrant. Special Music was provided by Rhonda Zens, organist, and Robyn Mutzinger, soloist. Pallbearers were Matt Neuberger, Cody Miller, Paul Paradeis, Trent Miller, Dustin Wingen, and Logan Koepsell. Honorary Pallbearers were All of Austin’s Cousins.
Interment was at the Church of the Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Epiphany, SD.
The Kinzley Funeral Home of Salem, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Austin was born in Mitchell, SD, on June 22, 1993, to Kimberly (Neuberger) and Derrin Miller. He lived on the family farm until he graduated from Hanson High School, Alexandria, SD, in May 2011.
Austin played baseball from Little League through Legion and Amateur Leagues. He was employed at Central Farmers Co-op. He worked at the elevator, where he was an applicator and sprayer. He worked long hours, but he loved his job and was proud of working in agriculture. Austin owned some cattle and had future plans to farm with his dad and some day take over the family farm.
Austin had a kind heart and was always there for his friends with a little grin and a few words of encouragement for them. He loved life and wanted to make as many memories as he could. He loved fixing things and recently started fixing up cars for racing. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Epiphany in Epiphany, SD.
Austin died August 24, 2014, as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident near Canova, SD.
He is survived by his parents, Derrin and Kim Miller; two brothers, Marshall and Tanner, all of Spencer, SD; grandparents, Duane “Stub” Miller of Canova, SD, and Hilary and Dorothy (Hamling) Neuberger of Eden, SD; great-grandmother, Regina (Neuberger) Lentz of Watertown, SD; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Austin was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marcella Miller; great-grandparents, Edwin Neuberger, Henry Sr. and Theresa Hamling; and numerous great-aunts and uncles, and cousins.
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