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Lorene KnutsonLorene (Lindsay) Knutson
A very long life came to a peaceful end as Lorene (Lindsay) Knutson passed from this life on January 22, 2016 at Heritage House Assisted Living in Portage, WI.
She was born the second daughter of Mathias (Lindsø) and Blanche (Sauby) Lindsay on July 29, 1921, at the family farm in Rosholt, SD. She attended the proverbial one-room school house in Harmon Township, Roberts County, SD, where her mother had taught years before. After graduating from Browns Valley, MN high school in 1939, she enrolled at Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD to follow in her mother’s footsteps. After one year she received her certificate to teach in rural schools and followed that career path for several years. She was known as a capable and strict teacher who remained friends with her students for decades, in some instances.
On June 28, 1944, she was united in marriage with Arne Knutson at Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Rosholt SD. The young couple farmed in the area for a number of years while she continued teaching. After her husband’s career path took them into the farm machinery business, she worked at the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. A career move for Arne led to Canby, MN, where she worked in the local physician’s office. When a job transfer led to Sioux Falls, the couple was able to complete their family with the adoption of two beloved children, Mark and Kristi. Another transfer to Minnetonka was where the children spent their younger years before a final move to Portage, WI in 1972.
Through the many moves, Lorene remained close to the large extended families of her and her husband, hosting meals and get-togethers whenever possible. She always felt she had achieved the best career possible, wife and mother. She was able to accompany her mother and sister to Norway in 1974 and met cousins throughout that country. This may have been the inspiration for her channeling her artistic talents into rosemaling, knitting and Hardanger work, which she shared widely with friends and relatives. The small pen and ink drawing she produced on frequent notes to her mother have been retained and cherished by many. After her husband’s sudden death in 1991 she remained in her Portage home until moving to Heritage House in 2013. Her life revolved around church, art, handiwork, bridge clubs, creating a pleasant home and most of all, friends and family. She treasured special friendships within Sons of Norway, Wauona Trails Women’s Club and several bridge groups.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arne, parents, and siblings Virginia Lehrke, Emerald Tasa and Arwin Lindsay. She is survived by her son Mark, daughter-in-law, Kate, grandchildren Ashley (Matt) Ingraham and Zachary as well as siblings Marilyn Meyer, Byron (Elinor) Lindsay and Marlys (Gene) Nelson, sister-in-law Esther Knutson and brother-in-law Harvey Marxhausen and her daughter Kristi.
Arrangements were entrusted to Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home, Portage, WI. Services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 30, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Portage, WI, with interment at Silver Lake Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, January 29, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Special thanks to the staff at Heritage House Assisted Living for their help and support.

Darrell QuinnDarrell Quinn
Funeral Service for Darrell L. Quinn Sr., 53, of Sisseton, SD, was held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Sisseton, SD, with Pastor Vern Donnell and Dwight Fearing officiating. Organist was Billy Kohl. Pallbearers were Gerald German Jr., Weston Quinn, Darrell Quinn Jr, Verlyn Beaudreau, Patrick Deutsch Jr., Michael Quinn, SpiritWind One Road and Chance Lohre. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Darrell’s nieces, nephews, grandchildren, the girls from the credit union, SWFCU Board Members, Jeff Block, Lois Kohl, the Quinn-Kohl Families, and the Price Families. Wake Services were held at the SWO Tribal Community Center, Agency Village, SD, on Saturday, JanuaryFlag 23, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 24, 2016 all night wake starting at 7:00 p.m. Interment was in Sisseton City Cemetery, Sisseton, SD, with Military Rites by the United Veterans Association. The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Darrell Lee Quinn Sr. 53, of Sisseton, SD, passed away in Fargo, ND on January 20, 2016 surrounded by his wife and children.
Darrell was born on December 10, 1962 to LeRoy and Louella (Wanna) Quinn Sr. in Sisseton, SD. Darrell attended school and graduated from Sisseton High School. He also received an Associates Degree in Banking and Finance from Vo-tech in Watertown, SD. Darrell entered the Army/National Guard and was honorably discharged on April 10, 1987. On October 3, 1986 he married his soul mate Robin (Price) Quinn. They had four children who were the light of his life.
Darrell worked at many jobs, which included JOM, Dakota Magic Casino, Tiospa Zina, Turkey Plant in Watertown, SWO Finance Dept., SWO Tribal Secretary, Gaming Commission, and he was currently the President of the SWFCU.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Robin Quinn; children, Amanda Quinn, Darrell Quinn Jr., Ashley (SpiritWind) One Road, and Justin Quinn; his seven grandchildren, Dante Hagenson, Makhia Quinn, Steven Hagenson, Shaylynn Quinn, Loyal Rondell, Scott Rondell and Kyrie Bursheim Quinn, all of Sisseton, SD; his brother, LeRoy Quinn Jr.; sisters, Marlys Beaudreau, Pam Quinn, Fran Quinn, Tami (Johnny) Seiber, all of Sisseton, SD, and Carol (Melvin) Clifford of N. Sioux City, SD.
Darrell was an amazing man who was loved and looked up to by so many. He was generous and kind. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle alongside his nephew, Weston. His favorite thing was spending time with his family. His love for his wife, children, grandchildren and the rest of his family will never be forgotten.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy Sr. and Louella Quinn; his brother, Verlyn Quinn; and sisters, Mavis Quinn and Marilyn Quinn.
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Bernita JennenBernita R. Jennen
Bernita Rosela Jennen was born in Sisseton, SD on January 1, 1943 to Giles and Leila (Douglas) Fonder. She grew up on a farm near Peever, SD. She was the youngest of twelve brothers and sisters.
She worked at the Community Hospital in Sisseton, SD for a few years. Then she worked at the Tekakwitha Nursing Home as an medication aide and then worked in the laundry for many years.
On August 11, 1962 Bernita married William L. Jennen Sr. in Sisseton, SD. She left the nursing home and worked at Power Century, then she worked at Dakotah, and finally at CDP Hospital as a housekeeper and then in the laundry before retiring.
Bernita liked to play cards, Suduko, sew, make donuts, cook, bake and visit with family and friends.
Bernita passed away on January 27, 2016 at Tekakwitha Nursing Center. She was 73 years old. She is survived by her spouse William Jennen Sr. of Sisseton, SD; three sons, William L. Jennen Jr. and wife Julie of Sisseton, SD, Robert L. Jennen of Watertown, SD, and David Jennen and spouse Darryl of Bridger, MT; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Belle and Myron Steiner of Eden, SD and Mrs. Barbra Janisch of Sisseton, SD.
She is preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters and two brothers.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to William L. Jennen Jr. at 12028 463rd Ave. Sisseton, SD 57262 and they will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Society.
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