Alice Lorraine Johnson

February 4. 1933 ~ June 17, 2022

Alice L. Johnson, 89, Sioux Falls, died peacefully Friday, June 17, 2022, at her home.

Visitation will be10am, Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Funeral Services at 11am. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls. The link to Livestream is

Alice Lorraine Kunert was born February 4, 1933, in Sioux Falls, SD to Frank and Edith (Spande) Kunert. She married Wendell Herman Johnson on October 12, 1949, in Luverne, MN.

Alice was a woman of God, every conversation was a chance to talk about the Lord. Having been a long-time member of Center of Life Church, she never missed a sermon and soon became known as “Mother Alice”.  She was a prayer warrior for many and taught her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know and love Jesus. She served God her entire life and wanted everyone to hear His words. She spent much of her time writing and singing songs about our Lord and savior. She will be missed by all who knew her, but we know she is singing from up above.

Alice is survived by two children, Janice Van Sickler and Raymond Johnson, both of Sioux Falls. Grandchildren Lisa (Jerry) Leemkuil, Todd Van Sickler, Laura (Ricky) Sawvell, Tim Van Sickler, Katrina Johnson and Stephen Johnson; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; two sons, Curtis Johnson and Mark Johnson; her parents, Frank and Edith (Spande) Kunert; and four siblings.

Janice Marie Hume

August 18, 1938 ~ June 11, 2022

Janice Marie Hume, 83, of Hendricks, MN, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hendricks Hospice, Henricks, MN.

Visitation with family and friends will begin at 10:00am, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD, Friday, June 17, 2022, with funeral services at 11:00am. A time of fellowship will follow the service at Heartland. Burial will be held at a later date at Brockville Cemetery, rural Newton, IL. This is the live stream link

In loving memory of Janice, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dakota Lions Sight and Health, 4501 W 61st St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 or through their website ~ Flowers may be ordered through Bella Rosa Floral (605-376-6790) in Sioux Falls.

Janice Marie Wold was born on August 18, 1938, in Dunn County, WI, to Rudolph and Eva (Allram) Wold. She married Lloyd Gene Hume on December 7, 1957. Janice was a graduate of Boyceville High School, Boyceville, WI. Through Lloyd’s government employment, they lived in many locations and met and made many friends. Janice was a member of Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD. She was a member of the Eagles Club in Luverne, MN, and Newton, IL, and Welcome Wagon Club in Collinsville, IL. Janice worked at the Luverne, MN, Hospital Nursery admitting newborns.

Janice enjoyed bowling on numerous leagues, painting, serving as a school crossing guard in Cedar Rapids, IA, lefsa making with the church, and was naturally gifted in playing the accordion and piano. She was a Vikings and Twins fan and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Janice is survived by her four children, Randy (Anita) Hume, Hendricks, MN, Greg Hume, Tumacacori, AZ, Nancy (Tim) Mulligan, St. Charles, IA, and Deanna (Dick) Owens, Columbus Junction, IA; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Myra Wold; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents, Rudolph and Eva (Allram) Wold; sister, Marcella (Don) Mitch; brother, Jerry Wold; and one niece, Sandy Christensen.

Joel Oren Ruud

June 3, 1985 ~ June 9, 2022

Joel O. Ruud, 37, of Brandon, died unexpectedly, Thursday, June 9, 2022, at his home.

A Celebration of Joel’s Life will be 1-3pm, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short time of sharing beginning at 3pm. A live stream link for viewing is

Joel Oren Ruud was born June 3, 1985, in Fargo, ND, to Bradley and Kimberly (Harris) Ruud. He graduated from Lutheran High School in Bloomington, MN, and later attended Normandale Community College. While he was attending college, Joel met Juliana (Retter). They met in September 2005, became good friends, and started dating in March 2007. On December 31, 2009, they got engaged and were then married on June 11, 2011. In November 2013, Joel and Juliana joyfully welcomed their first son, Caleb into their family, and then in August 2015, they welcomed their second son, Cohen. 

After their marriage, the couple mainly resided in Woodbury, MN near Juliana’s family. Joel worked at various Menards stores for several years and was working at 3M before moving to Brandon in 2019. Joel began working at Henkel Manufacturing as a Liquids Dispenser shortly after their move and eventually elected to work the weekend shift in order to stay home with his two boys. 

In his free time, Joel loved to watch movies, watch sports, and play catch or basketball outside with his kids. He also enjoyed getting to introduce the boys to Harry Potter, Star Wars, and some of the Marvel movies while snuggling up on the couch with a snack. Joel loved cooking for his family. His chislic was a favorite of the kids and they liked getting to experiment by helping him make various rice or pasta dishes. Like a true Minnesotan, Joel loved a good hot dish. As a family, Joel enjoyed playing card games and board games, reading books out loud at bedtime, going to carnivals, and eating at food trucks. He also enjoyed grossing the kids out by kissing Juliana in front of them. Joel loved music and family dance parties in the kitchen were a regular occurrence. 

Joel will be greatly missed by his wife of just short of 11 years, Juliana; his two sons, Caleb and Cohen; his father, Brad (Denise) Ruud, and their children; his mother, Kim (Dave) Berg, and their children; the Retter and Gallagher families; and all extended family and friends in between.

Lyle Everett O’Donnell

November 28, 1949 ~ June 2, 2022

Lyle E. O’Donnell, age 72, Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House, on June 2, 2022, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.  

    Funeral Service will be 10:30 am, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, (5500 W 26th Street, Sioux Falls) Monday, June 6, 2022. A private scattering of ashes in the “North Forty” of the O’Donnell Family Farm (weather permitting), followed by a graveside burial in the Faulkton Catholic Cemetery, (St. Thomas), on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 2:00 pm. Any Memorials will be donated to the Tyndall Fire Department. 

    Lyle Everett O’Donnell was born November 28, 1949, in Redfield, to Leo and Dorothy (Schroeder) O’Donnell.  Lyle attended early elementary school, grades 1-4 in Orient, SD. He finished grade school in the Faulkton school system and graduated from Faulkton High School in 1968. Lyle grew up on a ranch just outside Orient, SD. He was a real cowboy, riding horses and raising 4-H sheep. He enjoyed many seasons of deer hunting on the family farm, as well as hunting jackrabbits and gophers for bounty.  

    Lyle attended Southern State College in Springfield, SD, graduating in May 1970 with an Associate Degree in Industrial Art. Following graduation, he worked for Bernie Bambas Construction building homes in the Tyndall area. In 1972 he started working for Ranek Implement. 

    Lyle married Mikie Gleason, on November 28, 1970. This union was blessed with two sons, Dean and Mark. He later married Jamie Kopp (Henning) on July 17, 1999, in Viborg, SD. 

    Lyle was a community-minded man serving as a member of the Tyndall Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. In 1977, Lyle started working as a Bon Homme County Deputy Sheriff. In 1979, he was appointed to the Sheriff’s position. He ran on the Republican ticket for the Sheriff’s position and served for a total of 19 years in the County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 1994. 

     Lyle worked several years for Tyndall John Deere Implement, selling parts, delivering oil, and driving semis for large oversized equipment. He moved to the Viborg area in 1999. In 2014, he retired from the Viborg City Maintenance Department after 10 years of reading meters, fixing broken pipes, repairing city streets, cutting down trees, plowing snow, and hanging Christmas lights. 

    Lyle was a Member of the SD Sheriff Assn, SD Peace Officers Assn, President of the Lewis & Clark Law Enforcement Assn, and in 1987 was recognized for his Outstanding Duty by the Dakota Point Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol.  

    Lyle was also an old car buff, restoring several old vehicles. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, and the PBA.

    Lyle was appreciated for helping people whenever and wherever he could. Many people considered him a good friend. He could often be found lending a hand fixing a neighbor’s lawn mower, dog, or horse sitting for a vacationing friend, firing up Old Green, his ‘66 pickup to haul off a load of just about anything. He particularly enjoyed visiting with the people whom he delivered Meals on Wheels, which honored him with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for the Viborg community.   

    Lyle will be affectionately remembered as a good and honest man, especially loved by dogs, horses, and little girls.

     Survivors include his wife, Jamie; sons, Dean (Veronica) O’Donnell, Brenham, TX, Mark (Nikki) O’Donnell, Yankton, SD, Josh (Anne) Kopp, Eagle River, AK, Joel (Dawn) Kopp, Sioux City, Iowa, Jeremy Kopp, SFSD, and Jon (Rhonda) Kopp, Brandon, SD; grandchildren, Denver, Tyler, Kauy and Kelsi O’Donnell, Lindsey (Ben) Gillette, Megan, Riley, Teagan, Elizabeth, and Madison Kopp; brothers, Gail (Mary) O’Donnell, Tulare, SD, and James O’Donnell; and his beloved Pomapoo, Spunky Runky.

    Lyle is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, LaVern, and sister, LeAnn. 

Milan James Kruse

July 19, 1953 ~ May 29, 2022

Milan J. Kruse, 68, Brookings, died Sunday, May 29, 2022, unexpectedly at his home.

Arrangements are pending. Please check back for details.

Jamie Glenn Bryant

January 29, 1974 ~ May 10, 2022

Jamie Bryant, 48, Sioux Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, unexpectedly after collapsing at work.

Services will be held at a later date in Kansas.

Jamie Glenn Bryant, 48 was born on January 29, 1974, in Kansas.  He was raised and went to school in Wellington, KS, and graduated with the class of 1992.  He was a Call Center Manager for Dakota Performance Services in Sioux Falls, SD, where he had lived for many years after traveling some after high school.

Jamie enjoyed fishing and hunting along with hanging out with friends.  Jamie enjoyed playing pranks and jokes with his friends.  His caring, kind and funny personality will be missed.  His heart was as big as he was!  Jamie had compassion and concern for all the people he met along his journeys.

Jamie is preceded in death by his mother, Debbie Bryant; and by his grandparents. 

Marrel Wayne Bush

September 14, 1943 ~ May 7, 2022

Marrel Bush, 78, Sioux Falls, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

No services are planned at this time.  Any cards may be sent to Heartland Funeral Home for the family.

Marrel Wayne Bush was born on September 14, 1943, to Palmer and Leone (Ihnen) Bush in Lake Park, IA. Their family moved to Minnesota at an early age. After attending country school for 6 years, Marrel graduated from Jeffers, MN, and joined the Army National Guard.

Of his careers, Marrel enjoyed farming the most.

Marrel never met a stranger, he so enjoyed visiting with people, mostly talking about the past.

Grateful to have shared his life is his son, Nathan (Kala McKree) Bush, Madison, SD; sister, Luinea Caldwell, Brandon, SD; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Randy Rae Bethke

September 18, 1956 ~ April 30, 2022

Randy R. Bethke, 65, Sioux Falls, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, in his home, with his wife, Karen beside him.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Monday, June 6, 2022, 2pm, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. (1700 S. Cliff Ave.) Please join the family to share stories, laughter, and tears. Cards may be sent to 744 Justus Ave., Unit 1, Harrisburg, SD, 57032.

Randy Rae Bethke was born on September 18, 1956, to Herman and Delores (Hage) Bethke, in Sioux Falls, SD. Randy and Karen were married October 25, 2002, in Sioux Falls, SD. They could never remember their anniversary date, so it was always a running joke that they celebrated from the 18th to the 26th of every October.

Randy loved all things outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending as much time as possible by the water. The stories he would share from hunting and fishing were priceless. He could also tell you how and where to catch any fish, maybe even give the exact coordinates. He even kept calendars marked with who he was with, where they were, and what they caught.

Randy had a contagious smile, a mischievous laugh, immense love for his family, and a solid taste in good music. He had a love for his grandchildren that they will carry with them, furthermore, they all had some great memories with him that they will cherish for years to come. He was devoted to his wife and loved to find her treasures; she never knew what he would bring home. You always knew when he was on the phone with his brother, Robert, you could hear the laughter from anywhere in the house and the stories would follow suite after the call ended. Randy also liked a tasty meal; he would have to heat his one plate of food several times before finishing and savored every bite. It is a family joke that we all had several helpings before he finished his first.

Grateful for having shared his life with his many family members, Randy is survived by wife, Karen; daughter, Brandi (Anthony) McCuen, son, Derek (Stephanie) Johnson, daughter, Jessica (Grant) Rahm; his grandchildren, Graeyson, Baereht, Morgan, Hannah, Ava, and Aspen; one brother, Robert (Allene) Bethke; and his nieces and nephews

Randy is preceded in death by his father, Herman; his mother Delores; his brothers, Glenn and Gerry.

Eileen Marie (Truchon) Jacobson

April 21, 1939 ~ April 30, 2022

Eileen Marie (Truchon) Jacobson, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Visitation with Family, will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 11am, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, Valley Springs.  Burial with Full Military Honors, will follow at the church cemetery.

Eileen was born on April 21, 1939, to Arthur and Eileen (White) Truchon in Washburn, WI.

Eileen graduated from Washburn High School in 1957. Eileen entered the Army in November of that year. She met Dennis LeWayne Jacobson when stationed in Fort Ord, CA. They were married on April 5, 1958. The couple lived in rural Valley Springs, rural Beaver Creek, MN, and then moved to the family farm.  Following the passing of Dennis, she moved to Brandon in 2010. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Eileen loved to serve at her church in the social hall, organizing funeral lunches and celebratory events. Her love of children lead her to teach Sunday & Bible school and mentor Confirmation students.

Eileen was an extremely talented seamstress. She artfully created many of her daughters’ dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses, and costumes. Eileen also designed custom gowns for a special friend who performed opera in New York and Chicago.

Eileen loved sharing her free time with her very special lady friends going to lunch, plays, wineries, and other fun outings. She enjoyed current events and had an amazing knack for remembering the history of her family and those in her community. Spending time with her family, reading, cooking, gardening, taking care of her flowers, sewing and canning were all her favorite pass times.

Eileen found immense joy in taking care of others. The love she had for her family had no boundaries.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter April (Jeff) Boucher, Brandon; two granddaughters, Jennifer Sittig (Mike Tompkins), and great-grandson, Dylan,  Florida, and Autumn Wells (Cyrus Cross), and great-granddaughter, Mattea, Sioux Falls; grandson, Paul (Lexy) Sittig, and two great-grandsons, Jack and Luke, Valley Springs; brother, Arthur (Barb) Truchon; sister-in-law, Margaret Truchon; brother, Albert (Bonnie) Truchon; sister, Alberta (Stan) Nelson; and brother, John (Barb) Truchon; all of Wisconsin.

Eileen is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; daughter, Amber (Jacobson) Wells; her parents, Arthur and Eileen (White) Truchon; and her brothers, Paul and Frank Truchon.

Jill Ann Marvel

July 21, 1965 ~ April 24, 2022

Jill A. Marvel, age 56, of Huron, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Avera Heart Hospital of Sioux Falls.

Jill was born July 21, 1965, to Roger and Joyce (Peterson) Marvel of Huron, SD.

Throughout most of her life, Jill worked at M & M Daycare and so enjoyed working with children.

Grateful for having shared her life is his sister, Pam (Mark) Luckhurst; nephews, Tyler, Matt, and Josh; nieces, Jordan, Annie, and Molly; great-nieces and nephews, Kenna, Dakota, Brooks, and Hunter.

Jill was preceded in death by her father, Roger; her mother, Joyce; her brother, Doug; her grandparents, Einar and Olga Peterson and Hazel and Pat Marvel.

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