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Alyce Schultz, 88, New Effington, SD, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Northeast Care and Rehabilitation Center in Rosholt, SD.
Funeral services were Friday, October 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington, with Rev. Tryphine Olson Schruba officiating. Music was provided by organist Debra Bredvik and vocalists Keith Bostrom and Bob Schultz.
Burial was in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, New Effington. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Mike Miller, Brad Hilscher, Jerry Born, Liz McDaniel, Chad Dalberg, Todd Dalberg, Tracy Stanz and Davey Ceroll.
Visitation was Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt. Visitation continued Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. The Eggers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Alyce Anna Marie was born March 25, 1926, in St. Paul, MN, to Vernon and Anna (Lenz) Smith. She was baptized on May 9, 1926, in St. Paul and confirmed July 28, 1940, at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church. She attended school in Kidder, graduating from Kidder High School on May 25, 1944. Alyce then attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen. After graduating in 1946, she taught rural school for a number of years.
On September 30, 1947, Alyce married Herbert Schultz. They made their home in rural New Effington where they farmed. Alyce later worked in Claire City as a teacher’s aide until the school closed. Herb passed away June 30, 1988.
Alyce was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Faith WELCA and church circle. She enjoyed dancing, and having coffee and visiting at Mikey’s in New Effington. Getting her hair done was the highlight of every week.
Survivors include three daughters, Darlene (Jim) Miller of New Effington, SD, Paulette (David) Ceroll of New Effington, SD, and Karen (Rick) Foltz of Rosholt, SD; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce (Norm) Arnold of Georgia, June Hane of Longview, TX, and Nancy (Glyn) Hoger of New Salem, ND.
Alyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herb; son, Dale; brother, John Smith, and brother-in-law, Paul Hane.
Moses Quinn Sr.
Moses Quinn Sr. of Sisseton, SD, passed away on October 23, 2014, at Tekakwitha Nursing Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. p.m. at the Christian Outreach Center, Sisseton, SD. There will be a wake service on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD.
Duane Althoff, 79 of Ortley, SD, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Milbank Area Hospital in Milbank, SD.
His funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay, SD. Rev. Justin Neugebauer officiated. Burial was at the Ortley Cemetery.
Visitation was held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, SD. Fiksdfalfuneral.com
Duane Delano Althoff was born on Sunday, September 1, 1935 on a farm near Waubay, SD to Simon and Ella (Gramberg) Althoff. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. He attended country school near the family farm. After his education he worked with his family, farming in the Waubay area.
On October 29, 1955 he was united in marriage to Barbara “Bobbi” England at Havre, MT. The couple made their home in Montana where Duane worked on several ranches until 1963, when the family returned to the Waubay/Ortley area. The family settled on a ranch south of Ortley where they made their home for the past fifty years.
Duane was a lifetime rancher, which he loved dearly. He was founder and inventor of Duralite Trailers Incorporated. He was active in designing and creating unique, high quality horse, cattle, and flatbed trailers. He enjoyed antique Caterpillar earthmoving equipment, collecting trains, Breyer Collections, playing cards and reading. After his retirement he spent time on woodworking projects large or small, including the construction of the couple’s current home. But above all Duane loved his family and spending time with them was very special to him. He especially enjoyed entertaining all his great-grandchildren.
Duane passed away at the age of 79 years, one month, and 17 days.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Barbara “Bobbi” of Ortley, SD; four children: Laura (Joe) Gaikowski, Tammy (Keith) Nilson both of Webster, SD; Duane (Leonard) Althoff of Scottsdale, AZ, and Carolyn (Kenneth) Giessinger of Milbank, SD; 13 grandchildren: Adam Niles, Eric (Carrie) Niles, Justin (Barb) Niles, Jerimiah Gaikowski, Danielle (Anthony) Reil, Derek (Jenna) Sinner, Devin (Stacy) Sinner, Jacob Gaikowski, Kyle (Alison) Nilson, Kevin (Monica-special friend) Nilson, Kendal (Tanya-special friend) Nilson, Daniel (Tayler-special friend) Mount, and Skyler (Karissa-special friend) Mount; twelve great-grandchildren: Abigail Reil, Alex Reil, Owen Niles, Linken Niles, Ethan Reil, Garrett Nilson, Hunter Sinner, Everly Niles, Ava Niles, Stella Nilson, Maxxim Niles, and Lexin Sinner; six siblings: Verna Knapp, Earl (Serine) Althoff, Virgil (Gaila) Althoff all of Waubay, SD; Dorothy (Lloyd) Pies of Sisseton, SD; Eugene (Oriet) Althoff of Webster, SD, and Marie Leppin-Graves of Salem, OR.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Evelyn Pies, Irene Pies, Myrtle Burkhart; two brothers: Harold Althoff and Clarence Althoff, and one great-granddaughter, Calissa Niles.
Duane Dayton Seaboy Wambdi Sapa
Funeral Service for Duane Dayton Seaboy Wambdi Sapa, 66, of Sisseton, SD, was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014, at SWC Auditorium. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD, was in charge of arrangements. Full obituary will follow.
Douglas J. Becker
A Mass of Christian burial for Douglas J. Becker, 83, of Sisseton, SD, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Sisseton, SD, followed by interment in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Sisseton, SD. The Rev. Fr. Jerome Ranek officiated.
Pallbearers were his seven children. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Truman Nelson, Jim Forrette, and Charles Forrette. There was visitation on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton, SD, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Douglas Joseph Becker, age 83, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his home in Sisseton after a short battle with cancer. Douglas Joseph Becker was born Nov 18, 1930 to George and Helen (Eppers) Becker in Adrian, MN. He attended St Adrian’s Catholic School and graduated in the class of 1948. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy where he served as a radio operator on the destroyer USN Gurke. He honorably served from November 1948 to October 1952. He received the Good Conduct, Navy Unit Commendation, Korean and UN medals, China Service Medal, and Navy Occupation. He returned to Adrian and on June 2, 1953 married Patricia M. Forrette, also from Adrian.
Using his G.I. bill he enrolled at South Dakota State University in Brookings as a pharmacy major. Doug graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in May 1957. He was hired by Calvin “Cab” Estwick, owner of Estwick’s Red Cross Drug in Sisseton. In 1969, he purchased the drug store and renamed it Becker’s Red Cross Drug. During this time Doug was also employed by the Coteau des Prairies Hospital as their hospital pharmacist.
A new Beckers Drug was built on the corner of Veterans Avenue and Maple Street and opened for business in the fall of 1976. His son, Larry, joined him in 1980 after graduating from the SDSU pharmacy program. Larry purchased the store in 1995 and Doug semi-retired. Doug did relief pharmacy work at Becker’s Drug and Quarve Drug in Britton, owned and operated by his pharmacist daughter, Cindy.
Doug fully retired in his early 70s. Doug was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life. Most recently he shot a bull moose on a family hunting trip in Canada. He also enjoyed trapshooting and won numerous awards throughout his career. Doug was an active member of the community, belonging to the Sisseton American Legion for 43 years and the PTA where he served as president. He was also an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church serving as a lector, on the church council and the Knights of Columbus. Doug also liked square dancing and was a member of the Corner Squares.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Becker, and two grandsons, Richard Bremmon and Paul Meland.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, his seven children, Jackie (Greg) Koch, Larry (Deb), Cheryl (Jim) Lyon, Cindy (Peter) Bremmon, Jim, Teresa (Tim) Meland, and Mike (Fran); his 27 grandchildren, Elisha, Erin, Rachel, Laura, Nicole Koch; Miranda and Mark Becker; Steven, Kim, Nathan, Patrick, Jennifer Lyon; Kathryn, Douglas, Lydia, Claire, Raymond, Emily Bremmon; Chase, Weston, Randi Becker; Ben, Sarah, John, Anne Meland; Kelly and Jerime Becker; and 21 great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Lucas, Margret, Jordan, Greyson, Charlotte, Lola, Lillian, Aubree, Adrianna, Carissa, Zephyr, Liam, Emilia, Addison, MaKynlee, Tyler, Owen, Michael, Nolan, and Marcus.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to a charity of your choice or to St. Jude’s Medical Hospital.
For Doug’s obituary and on-line registry please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com.
Jane A. Curren
Jane Ann Curren, 58, of Sisseton, SD, passed away on September 30, 2014, at a Sisseton Hospital. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton, SD, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., also at the funeral chapel.
The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD, is in charge of arrangements.
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