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Sandra K. Fisher, 72, Sisseton, SD, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in hospice care after a long battle with kidney failure.
Funeral services were Monday, November 28, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton with Rev. LeRoy Boender officiating. Music was provided by organist Mona Greseth and Sandy’s granddaughters.
Burial was in the Sisseton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Dykstra, Perry Dykstra, Mark Dykstra, Scott Dykstra, Harlan Hilleson and Keith Guy.
Visitation was Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in the church chapel and continued Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. The Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
Sandra Katherine was born July 5, 1944, to Lester and Dorothy (Robert) Dykstra in Sisseton. She attended school in Rosholt, graduating from Rosholt High School in 1962.
Sandy was united in marriage to Osa “O.J.” Fisher in 1965 at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt. They lived and worked in Sisseton. O.J. passed away April 22, 2010.
Sandy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton and was active in her church circle. She enjoyed playing cards and having coffee with the neighbor ladies. She also loved spending time at the cabin on Lake Traverse.
Survivors include her children, Michael and Tricia Fisher, Michelle and Scott Nelson and Patrick Fisher, all of Sisseton, SD, Paul Fisher (Bobbi Brown) of Harrisburg, SD, and Susanne and Richard Tenold of Chester, SD; stepsons, Robert and Peggy Fisher and Monte Fisher of Sisseton, SD; her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, O.J.; daughter, Melissa; stepson, Charles; and brother, Earl Dykstra.

The funeral for Delores Rice will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton, SD. Rev. Fr. Albert Cizewski will officiate, and interment will be in the Britton Cemetery. Closed casket visitation will be one hour preceding the funeral at the chapel.
Delores passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton at the age of 84.
Delores Loretta Janisch was born September 8, 1932 at Eden, SD to Frank and Elizabeth (Schlekewy) Janisch. As a youngster, she grew up on a farm near Eden. She attended grade school in Buffalo Township, and graduated from the 8th grade at Britton, SD.
After receiving her education, Delores worked as a nanny for a gentleman by the name of Lee Rice. His wife, Evangeline, had passed away in childbirth with their youngest child, and he needed help with their five children. While working for Lee, Delores met his brother Howard, and the rest, as they say, is history.
On October 1, 1952 Delores was united in marriage with Howard Wendell Rice. Together, they owned and operated a farm in Red Iron Township, on the Sica Hollow Road. In the mid 1990’s, Delores and Howard retired from farming and moved into Britton. They spent a number of winters in California. Howard passed away December 26, 2009. Delores remained in their home until moving to Wheatcrest Hills in 2010.
In their retirement years, Delores and Howard loved to travel and visit their children. Howard had restored a number of antique and vintage cars, and he and Delores went to many parades and car shows. She had an effervescent and up-beat personality, and loved to visit with people.
Grateful for having shared her life are two children: Carol Rice of Glendora, CA; Raymond (Laura) Rice of Britton; a son-in-law, Steve Ritchie of Reno, NV; four granddaughters: Kristin Platamone, Melissa Stelzer, Adriane Ritchie and Danica Boylan; and two great-granddaughters: Rylie and Payton.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her daughter, Sharon Ritchie, and four brothers: Quentin, Lawrence, Alphonse and Francis Janisch.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Ray Rice, Box 175, Britton, SD 57430.

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Robin Blue, 68, of Granite Falls, MN, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Upper Sioux Multi-Purpose Building. Burial was held in Doncaster Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continued until the service on Monday.
Arrangements were with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls for Robin Blue.
Robin Cornell Blue was born September 1, 1948, in Sisseton, SD, the son of Oliver and Priscilla (LaBatte) Blue. He was baptized at St. Mary’s in South Dakota in 1948. He graduated from the Granite Falls High School in 1966 and attended Dunwoody prior to serving his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, serving in Vietnam. Robin worked at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in Renville. He loved playing golf, pool and cribbage and visiting with friends and relatives.
Robin passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at his residence. He was 68 years of age.
He is survived by his sons, Tremayne (Prairie Carlson) Blue of Granite Falls, MN, and Shawn Blue of Montevideo, MN; step-daughter, Tawnya (Scott Anspach) Anderson of Montevideo, MN; two sisters, Barb Mulligan of Granite Falls, MN, and Georgia Bird of Watertown, SD; seven nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Harriet and Fred Blue and Hannah Cloutier; siblings, Elroy Blue, Cleo Mulligan, and Gary LaBatte, and a niece, Lynn Rondell.

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