Jeffrey Dean Hamer

February 20, 1966 ~ September 20, 2023

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in Brandon, Jeffrey Dean Hamer, loving husband, father of three, son, brother, and grandpa passed away at the age of 57. 

Visitation with family will be 2-4pm, Sunday, September 24, 2023, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with a Prayer Service at 4pm. Funeral Services will resume at 10am, Monday, September 25, 2023, also at Brandon Lutheran. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Hendricks, MN, at 2pm.

Jeffrey Dean Hamer was born February 20, 1966, to Herbert & Donna (Hoff) Hamer in Hendricks, Minnesota. On June 21, 1986, he was united in marriage with Darla Pearson.  Jeff attended Alexandria Vo-Tech where he went to school to be a law enforcement officer, later joining the Nebraska State Patrol. Together they raised three children whom he adored greatly: Hope, Ashley, and Alexander. 

Jeff truly enjoyed life and believed it was all about family and showing care for others. He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with his family and friends.  His philosophy through life was to not dwell on negativity but to keep life simple and enjoy everything while he could. He had various roles in his life as a mechanic working on trucks, Nebraska State Trooper, and most recently, sales at Billion Automotive.  Jeff loved to tinker and spend time fixing up anything that he could. He was our favorite fix-it man helping any of us with anything we needed. He was teaching Bristol all his tricks over the last 2 years as they spent time together each day.  He and Darla bought a lake lot back in Hendricks where they loved to relax and spend time with friends and family. He would fish, and take the kids and grandkids swimming and boating, and Emma spent many days at the camper with just Grandpa and Grandma as his right-hand girl.  Jeff was so proud of his trees at the lake, he clipped branches from Lance & Ashley’s trees and he said they were the fastest-growing trees known to man everyone laughed when he told them this, but by gosh they grew so fast and everyone was amazed.  He recently was able to make a trip to the lake to see his trees since they had been planted and he was amazed at how big they were. Those things grew 20 feet in a year.  Jeff also loved to garden and he recently taught Alex how to garden. They grew one throughout the winter, which Alex continued to work on and they worked on right up until his final days. Ryder Dean loved Papa’s garden just as much and would always bring him anything and everything he could from the garden. He also spent many mornings at Blaine’s, the local gas station with Bristol drinking coffee and enjoying those he met and sitting outdoors just soaking up the peacefulness.  NASCAR was one of his favorite things and each year he, Darla & Rayleigh would go to a new race track.  Talya loved to tell Papa jokes and they would joke back and forth their latest was “Guess What? Picklebutt.”  He was a man of many things but most of all a family man. He was always making it a point to attend any family function and never miss anything going on.  His wife, children, and grandchildren were the light of his life and everyone who knew him could see that.  Jeff was a friend to many and loved by all he met no matter who you were he always made you feel welcome.  Just like everything Jeff did, he made sure that he got what he wanted his wishes were honored and he was able to pass peacefully at home surrounded by his immediate family.  

Jeff will be deeply missed by his wife of 37 years Darla Hamer; daughters, Hope (Dusty) Stultz, Brandon, Ashley (Lance) Richter, Renner; son, Alexander (Taylor Freeman), Brandon; five grandchildren, Rayleigh, Emma, Bristol, Talya, and Ryder Dean; mother Donna (Hamer) Thurow, Brandon; brother, Herbert Jr (Kathy) Hamer, Brandon; his two beloved dogs, Remi and Chaz; along with nieces and nephews, and an abundance of family and friends. 

Jeff is preceded in death by his dad, Herbert Hamer Sr.; brothers, Joel and Timothy; father-in-law, Kenneth Pearson; and step-dad, Eldon Thurow.

Charles Robert Schriver

March 28, 1934 ~ September 20, 2023

Charles R. Schriver, 89, Valley Springs, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, after contacting West Nile, at the Avera McKennan Hospital.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, September 28, 2023, at First Lutheran Church, Valley Springs. Memorial Services will begin at 10:30am, Friday, September 29, 2023, also at First Lutheran Church. Inurnment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Valley Springs.

Charles Robert Schriver was born March 28, 1934, the only son of Charles E. and Bessie (Bergstrom) Schriver. He was born and educated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  After high school, he started trucking and later became a Green Beret in the Army.

Charles met Catherine Hayne and her ready-made family, marrying her on February 10, 1964.  He spent the majority of his life trucking and providing a living for his family.  He owned his own business, BWC Express. It was his pride and joy.

The Lord tried many times to call Charles home.  He had four plus heart attacks and four open heart surgeries.  He had congestive heart failure for many years. Charles had a riding lawn mower fall on him and in an unrelated incident he broke his hip.  During recovery with his hip, he contracted Covid and recovered.  He had cancer and true to form, he never gave up. 

Charles became a father to Frank L. Hayne, Robert R. Hayne, Trinda K. Hayne, Charles Schriver, and Charla Mehlbrech; grandfather to ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; one son, Frank Hayne, one grandchild, F. Jarrod Hayne; and his parents.

Daniel Alan Stasica – Aka Dan Farris

August 17, 1956 ~ September 18, 2023

On September 18, 2023, the world said goodbye to a remarkable man, Daniel Alan Stasica, known to many as Dan Farris, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD, after a valiant battle with cancer.

A public Celebration of Life will be 6pm, Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the SD Military Heritage Alliance (1600 W Russell St. Sioux Falls).

Born on August 17, 1955, in Minneapolis, MN, Dan was a larger-than-life personality, blending charisma with humor in a way that endeared him to all who knew him.

Dan was a blend of many worlds – a jokester with a contagious laugh, a pillar in the community with his larger-than-life presence, and a cherished public figure. Yet, for all the roles he played in public, it was in private where his depth truly shone. Recognizing that life’s essence lies in the relationships we build, he was a dedicated father, brother, son, and friend.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and memories for his daughter, Sadie Hayes Ragans of Tallahassee, FL; son, Luke Anthony Stasica of Portland, OR; brothers Bradley Stasica, of Rogers, MN, and Randy Stasica, of Brooklyn Center, MN; and grandchildren, Henry Lee Ragans and Eleanor Ann Ragans, of Tallahassee, FL.

Dan’s spirit will continue to be celebrated by all those who loved him, including his many devoted friends who were by his side until the very end.

Though the world is a bit dimmer without his spirit, we celebrate the richness of a life well-lived.

Tribute to Dan by Trav Jacobs

With Black & Mild smoke in the air, we talked about how long we thought people remember you after you’re gone. Knowing his time here was nearing the end Dan Farris said “ I hate to put this on you T-Dog but I’d like you to write some kind of Eulogy thing to let people know when I’m gone” He called me T-Dog and also christened me with the nickname Love Shack.  I called him DanielSon and I’ve admired his genius, quickness, and talent since I was a kid. Dan, in his words, loved “how beautiful and nasty” his jet-black Ford Mustangs were. I went home and wrote him this poem. I hated knowing the day would come soon that I would have to post it. Today is that day.

If a black Mustang was a man
That would be my friend Dan
Sleek & Seen
Every interaction memorable
Not afraid to leave an impression or tire marks
All rules and regulations are optional
And a laugh that always roared like a Ford
There’s nothing more honest on the earth than a man that says everything
There’s no guessing where they stand
You always knew that about Dan
No sugar coating, teeter-tottering or softening
Always shooting straight from the mind, heart, and hip
A courageous and honorable way to live
Living from the heart
When we leave this planet, and we all will
I’m not sure how many years they remember our names
But I am sure of a couple of things
Laughter lives on
Love lives on
These things echo endlessly around the world through the people we loved and laughed with
It carries on forever
If you know Dan then you know how he loves his family more than anything on this earth
You also know his talent is out of this world
He probably gave you at least one nickname
And you always knew he was in your corner whenever you needed him  
Life is hard, and brutal at times
It can change a person in a lot of ways
It can wear down the spirit and erode away the desire to keep going through the pain
Viktor Frankel said “Humor is one of the soul’s greatest weapons”
God gifted Dan with a warehouse full of weaponry and Dan used every single bullet
Dan is undefeated in this arena
Like a boxer that went 15 championship rounds in the ring and still had a smile on his face and found ways to keep putting smiles on ours
Couldn’t be more proud of him
I will always share stories about him
Look forward to the day we all get to see him again
Love you DanielSon
Thank you for laughing and loving so many of us and doing it in your original, authentic, and wonderful “one-of-a-kind” kinda way
PS: Dan wanted to sign off with these words: “Thanks for the ride, I truly do love you all”…….

Nancy Wynette Arneson

August 3, 1956 ~ September 13, 2023

Nancy W. Arneson, 67, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD. She was surrounded by friends, family, and love.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home. A Go Fund Link has been made to assist the family.

Nancy Wynette Arneson was born August 3, 1956, to Marlin and Marguerite Arneson. She had one younger brother, David Arneson. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1976. Nancy had one child, Sara Arneson, also in 1976.

Nancy worked for John Morell, CSD Relay, and was the photo specialist at Walgreens when she retired. Nancy enjoyed many things but animals mostly. She even had a pet hospital as a little girl for the birds, squirrels, or anything else that needed help. She loved music. Janis Joplin was one of her favorites along with Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, and many others. Nancy also enjoyed rolling Argus Leader papers for a few carriers. She did this for several years after retirement.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her daughter, Sara (Jennifer) Arneson; grandsons, Anthony Ballard and Jordan Ford; her brother, David, all from Sioux Falls; and her kitties, Sweetheart and Garfield.  

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Marguerite; aunts and uncle, Alice, Clara, and Lester Arneson; several niece and nephews; and her pets, Kitty Roo, Kia Kitty, Papa, Scruffy, and Lil Bit.

Ingrid Lynne Doom

October 3, 1947 ~ September 14, 2023

Ingrid Lynne Doom, 75, Brandon, SD, died on Thursday, September 15, 2023, at Sanford USD Medical Center.

Visitation with the family present will be held 5pm – 7pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon SD, with a Scripture Service at 7pm. Funeral Services will be held at 11am, Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home. Burial will happen at a later date, at the SD State Veteran’s Cemetery.

Ingrid Lynne Doom was born on October 3, 1947, and adopted by the late Rolf and Irma Hage. Ingrid was a loving, warm, and compassionate person who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Ingrid attended and graduated from Westbrook High School. On December 20, 1969, she was united in marriage to Charles Doom. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Patrick and Christopher. 

Ingrid was a talented beautician and hair stylist, having received her education at a beauty school in Minneapolis, MN. She dedicated her career to helping others look and feel their best. In her spare time, Ingrid enjoyed indulging in her hobbies of embroidery, quilting, and sewing. Her creative spirit and attention to detail were evident in her beautiful creations.

Ingrid will be remembered for her kindness, talent, and the love she shared with her family and friends. Her memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives she touched.
Ingrid will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, Charles Doom, Brandon; loving son, Chris (Angel) Doom, Avon, SD; daughter-in-law, Leah Doom, Sioux Falls; proud grandmother to Trey (Sonja) Doom, Kyle Doom, Karly Doom, Christian Doom, Kinley Doom, Dominic Doom, Aspen Doom, and Kennedy Doom; one brother, Fred Hage, MN; one brother-in-law, Thomas (Cheryl) Doom; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ingrid is preceded in death by her son, Patrick Doom; her parents, Rolf and Irma Hage; and her parents-in-law, Alois “Pete” and Violet Doom.

Marilyn Mae Brown

February 12, 1932 ~ September 3, 2023

Marilyn Mae Brown, 91, Brandon, died on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Bethany Home, Brandon.

Memorial Services will be held at 10am, Friday, September 29, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD.  Burial will follow at the SD State Veteran’s Cemetery.

Marilyn Mae Morse was born on February 12, 1932, and was the second youngest of seven children to Louis and Martha (Davids) Morse, in Sibley, IA.

She was just a toddler when the family moved to the Casselton/Chaffee area in North Dakota. As a young girl, Marilyn worked alongside her mother in the garden and kitchen cooking meals for her father, brothers, and farm hands. She attended and graduated from Casselton High School. After high school, she took the bus every week from home to Fargo, ND, where she attended business college and worked in a jewelry store. Her roommate, Rose Brown, introduced Marilyn to her brother, Ray, a Navy sailor. Marilyn married Ray on August 15, 1952, in Casselton, ND. The couple immediately moved to Billings, MT, where Ray worked as a cattle buyer for Armor. It was here that their three children were born. Opportunity at the Sioux Falls, SD Stockyards prompted their move. Marilyn worked as a bookkeeper and joined the Stockett’s helping to organize many festive events throughout the years. She would get up before 6am and walk with friends through the Sioux Falls Hilltop neighborhood. She enjoyed water activities as a member of the YMCA. Marilyn enjoyed sewing, was an excellent quilter, and member of numerous quilting groups. She sewed her daughter’s outfits when they were young and their dance dresses in their teen years. As an excellent cook, she baked and prepared meals for family and church members who always enjoyed her fare. She was also renowned for her special occasion cakes. She loved attending Lutheran Women’s Circle meetings and was a regular attendee of Grace Lutheran Church. She and Ray were often greeters. They enjoyed social and travel events with the church Shepherd group. Marilyn and Ray especially loved playing cards. They formed a pinochle group and Marilyn played regularly with a bridge club. Marilyn was blessed with seventy years of marriage before Ray passed. And now “the we” that she continued to refer to after losing the love of her life, Ray, in December 2022, shall become fulfilled as she joins him in Heaven.

Her children, Brenda (Chandler) Garrison, Barbara (Kim) Kusch, and Bradley (Marleen) Brown; ten grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren are grateful to have shared her life.

Mark Allen Hubbard

April 28, 1965 ~ August 28, 2023

Mark A. Hubbard, 58, Orange City, IA, died Monday, August 28, 2023, at his home in Orange City, IA.

No Services are planned at this time.

Mark is beinging returned to his daughter in Eureka, MO.

Andrew Paul Wickstrom

November 7, 1953 ~ August 17, 2023

Andrew P. Wickstrom, 69, Sioux Falls, SD, died Thursday, August 17, 2023, at his home in Sioux Falls, SD.

No Services ar scheduled at this time.

If you are a relative or friend of Mr. Wickstrom, please contact Heartland Funeral Home.

James Patrick Bingen

February 5, 1963 ~ August 15, 2023

James P Bingen, 60, Primghar, IA, died Tuesday, August 15, 2023, At the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

No services are planned at this time.

If someone knows a family member of Mr. Bingen, Please contact Heartland Funeral Home.

Lorel Beth Anderson

January 27, 1962 ~ August 23, 2023

Lorel B Anderson, 61, Pipestone, MN, passed peacefully at 9:05 PM, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral Services will begin at 4pm, Friday, September 8, 2023, with fellowship from 4:30pm to 7pm, at the Hiawatha Lodge, Pipestone, MN

Lorel Beth Vander Plaats was born on January 27, 1962, to Andrew and Harriett (DeBoer) Vander Plaats at the Pipestone County Medical Center. Her life began on a small farm by Edgerton, MN. At a young age, the family moved to a farm east of Ward, SD, on the Minnesota side of the border.

In 1977, she met Glenn Anderson at the drive-in, where Smokey and the Bandit was playing. She graduated high school in 1980. On October 18, 1980, Lorel and Glenn were married in Pipestone. She worked at Good Samaritan Society all of her years; in the laundry in high school and then as a nurse’s aide. In the 1990’s, she worked her way through nursing school, continuing to work at Good Sam until March 2020. She had been battling heart disease and COPD for seven years, at that time. Lorel was a very dedicated employee. Most years she never missed a day. She introduced the children to Good Sam at a young age and both became RN’s.

Lorel loved to read, but that didn’t change when the children were born; she then read to the kids out loud. A big Vikings fan, she had a miniature village complete with the old stadium. Camping and fishing became a big part of her entertainment; first with the children, then throughout her entire life. She even ice-fished a little. Her prize fish was a walleye, which was over ten pounds and thirty inches, caught on Lake Sara.

A loving mother, Lorel did whatever she had to, to see that all of their wants and needs were taken care of. It was the same with the grandchildren. Lorel was truly a wonderful and caring person; the best.

Lorel is survived by her husband, Glenn; children, Glenn (May) Anderson III, San Francisco, CA, and daughter, Kelly Jo (Michael) DeGroot, Crystal, MN; four grandchildren, Dexter, Aria, Alejandro, and Leslye; father-in-law, Glenn Anderson; Sr.; two brothers, Mike (Lynn) Vander Plaats, and Dan Vander Plaats; sisters, Vicky Anderson, and Barb (Rich) Rensberger; many nieces and nephews, having a close and special relationship with Lisa.

Lorel is preceded in death by her father, Andrew Vander Plaats; her mother, Harriett Vander Plaats; infant brother, Jeffrey Vander Plaats; sister, Sue Brands; brother, Joel Vander Plaats; brother-in-law, Arlen Anderson; and mother-in-law, Barbara Jean Anderson.

Lorel was the most caring and loving person that I know. I would like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate my wife’s life. Her ashes will be spread at Lake Sara(h), Lake Benton, Lake Shaokatan, and of course, some at Ihlen State Park. Those are our four favorite places.

Thank you! Glenn

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