Steven Lee Padgett

August 16, 1952 ~ January 13, 2022

Steven L. Padgett, 69, Valley Springs, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, at his home following recent health issues.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Monday, January 17, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a Memorial service beginning at 7pm.

Steven Lee Padgett was born August 16, 1952, in Sioux Falls to Stanley Sr. and Ardis (Bakke) Padgett.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970. He married Julie Joneson on April 29, 1972, in Brandon, SD.

Over the course of his life, Steve worked at several different jobs. Early on, he and Julie owned the bowling alley in Brandon. He worked at various locations of Sunshine. He managed Safety Kleen for 13 years. He enjoyed carpentry and used those skills to build garages, do remodeling, and eventually build a few houses.  Steve was also one of the original developers and builders of Helping Hands Assisted Living in Brandon.  Upon his retirement, he worked for Manley Tire and drove for Lyft.

Steve loved baseball and was a diehard New York Yankees fan.  He played baseball and later softball until he hung up his cleats to coach his son and nephew’s baseball team.  One of his proudest moments was playing with the South Dakota Rushmore’s when they won the over 30 World Series. Steve also loved bowling and had several “300” games. Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and his dogs. He collected and drove several Mustangs throughout his life. The most important thing to Steve was his grandchildren and he loved being able to attend their games.

Steve will be deeply missed by his wife, Julie; two children, Sheri (Duane Klay) Padgett, Brandon and Chad (Alisha) Padgett, Brandon; four grandchildren, Mason, Colton, Alyvia, and Avalynn; one brother, Stanley Padgett, Jr.; two nieces and 1 nephew, Dawn Noel, Jake (Janet) Padgett, Jessie (Matt) Finn; and one brother-in-law, Richard (Lisa) Joneson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley L., Sr. and Ardis B. (Bakke) Padgett.

David Wayne Sansoucie

June 10, 1962 ~ December 12, 2021

David W. Sansoucie, 59, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following multiple health issues.

A Celebration of Life will be held in February.  Please check back for details of location and time/date.

David lived a happy life. Working on cars was his passion. He also enjoyed fishing with his family and family time. He was a beloved brother, son, father, grandfather, and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Steven and Brandon; daughter, Jessica; step-children, Daphne, Amanda, and Jeannine; one sister, Tina Sansoucie; and many grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie Burnia; his father, Wilford T. Sansoucie; two brothers, Michael Ray Sansoucie and Glen (Dink) Sansoucie; and one sister, Mary Rich.

Thomas “Tom” Stanley Mulroy

July 2, 1942 ~ December 26, 2021

Thomas “Tom” S. Mulroy, 79, of Valley Springs, died peacefully on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Palisade Healthcare Center in Garretson, SD.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Monday, January 3, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present beginning at 4:30 pm to greet visitors.  A Live Streaming link will begin at 6pm. Click here to watch live… https://youtu.be/lySogpA_6qA

Thomas “Tom” Stanley Mulroy was born on July 2, 1942, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Walter and Avis (Wernick) Mulroy. On April 13, 1963, Tom married Kathie Ward and they were blessed with two sons; Shane and Troy. The family lived in Gardena, CA, for two years where Tom worked at Appliance Plating. The family moved back to SD and to the Valley Springs area in 1972. Tom worked on the pork cut floor and in maintenance for John Morrell and Co for 41 years until he retired in 2008.

Tom enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, camping, restoring old cars and attending many classic car shows. In his retirement, he enjoyed living a peaceful life on the acreage, where the couple lived for nearly 49 years, and spending time with family and friends.

Tom will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Kathie; two sons, Shane (Jodi) Mulroy, Valley Springs, and Troy (Patsy) Mulroy, Flandreau; five grandchildren, BreAnna (Alex) Twedt, Kylie (Gage Small Mulroy, Thomas, Seth, and Abby Mulroy; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Nolan and Carter; one brother, Bill (Pat) Mulroy, Beresford, SD, and one sister, Debbie Farr, Hartford, SD; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Willis and Cherry Hunter, Shade and Dorothy Essem, Bruce and Karen Petersen, and Ingrid Hoff; and many furry feline friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Avis Mulroy; two siblings, Janice Westby and Jeannette Spotted-Eagle; three brothers-in-law, Virgil Westby, Chuck Spotted-Eagle, and Gerry Farr.

Thank you to Avera Hospice for their kindness and care of Tom.

Blaine Lyn Wilson

May 19, 1964 ~ December 21, 2021

Blaine L Wilson 57, Sioux Falls, Died Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at his home, following multiple health issues.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7 pm, Monday, December 27 2021 at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. (3400 E. 49th St. Sioux Falls, SD). A Celebration of Life will be 11am, Tuesday, December 28, 2021, also at Southern Hills UMC, followed by Full Military Honors. Visitation will begin at 10am. A video link to stream live https://www.sohillsumc.org/Live%20Stream.htm

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial has been established in Blaine’s honor to help the South Dakota debate community.

Blaine Lyn Wilson was born on May 19, 1964, to Jim and Vera (Foss) Wilson of Bison, South Dakota. When he wasn’t herding cattle on the family ranch, Blaine was active in football, basketball, and track, where he set records that he claimed still stood to this day (mainly because they no longer run the event). After graduating from Bison High School, he attended the University of South Dakota where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Education and developed a healthy disdain for the Jackrabbits. He used this degree for a year while teaching in Artesian before moving up to Sioux Falls where he jumped between a variety of sales jobs.

In 1993, Blaine met Susan Francis and they soon became inseparable. They were married on November 25, 1995, and were blessed with their two sons, Tyler and Brendan, who brought them immense amounts of joy. Being a husband and father was a huge part of Blaine’s life.  He loved spending time with his kids while they were growing up as their soccer coach, softball parent, and when the boys got into high school, he became involved with the Debate program, judging every weekend he was available. He often gave thanks that they didn’t force him into becoming a show choir parent.  Blaine and Susan celebrated their 10th Wedding Anniversary with the boys at Walt Disney in FL.  Then, for their 20th Wedding Anniversary, Blaine took Susan to Cozumel, Mexico, for a week of relaxation and sun.

Blaine was in the Army National Guard and Air National Guard for over 20 years.  Being in the National Guard allowed Blaine to travel to Panama, Canada, Germany and more.  Based on the stories he loved to tell, he was proud to serve his country. He also became a Certified Lay Minister through the United Methodist Church which included service as the Conference Lay Leader for the Dakotas Conference. His faith was important to him, and he helped several congregations that no longer had a pastor continue to have services by putting together a team of individuals to help them continue worshiping the Lord.

Despite the grey hairs caused by his children, Blaine was still a kid at heart. A true Goofy Goober, his sense of humor was always present, and he never heard a Dad Joke that couldn’t be repeated. He raised his kids on SpongeBob and Veggie Tales and wouldn’t hesitate to use his dulcet tones to belt out the “Rubber Ducky” song. He developed his own brand of dances specifically for putting on pajamas and loved to give the young cousins an ‘upside down belly zurbit’. He always thought that his kids were number one, no matter how much they pestered him.  

Blaine will be dearly missed by his wife of 26 years, Susan; his two sons, Tyler, Eagan, MN, and Brendan, Eden Prairie, MN; his brother, Paul (Jacki) Wilson, Mina Lake, SD; and his sister, Paula (Rex) Eichelberger, Avoca, IA; his aunt and uncle, Myrna and Chuck Mertz, Belle Fourche, SD; his aunt, Elaine Peck, Parker, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear family friends.

Blaine was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Vera (Foss) Wilson; and his aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Hugh Scarborough.

David Wayne Sansoucie

June 10, 1962 ~ December 12, 2021

David W. Sansoucie, 59, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following multiple health issues.

A Celebration of Life will be held in February.  Please check back for details of location and time/date.

A full obit is coming.  Please check back.

JoAnn Mary Feiock

December 15, 1951 ~ December 12, 2021

JoAnn M. Feiock, 69, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Life is set for Thursday, December 16, 2021, from Noon until 2pm, at The Social at 301 S. Thompson Ave. in Sioux Falls, SD.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

JoAnn Mary Lewis, daughter of James “Ernie” and Arlene (White) Lewis, was born December 15, 1951, in Sioux Falls, SD. She grew up in the Riverside neighborhood and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970. JoAnn was an employee of Lewis Drug for 40 years as a “pay master.” She was a very loyal and loved employee. After work, JoAnn loved spending time with her friends. It was her time to relax and have lots of laughs. She also loved being a show choir mom when Alex was in high school. She had a wonderful time with that and was great at it. JoAnn loved her family fiercely and would do anything for them.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Floyd of 40 years; daughter, Becky Hayne, Sioux Falls, and sons, Jarod Hayne, Alexandria, SD, and Alex Feiock, Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, James (Pat) Lewis, Conklin, MI, and Jeff (Judy) Lewis, Sioux Falls, SD; brother-in-law, Don (Becky) Blackburn, Lebanon, MO; sister-in-law, Janice Lewis, Sioux Falls, SD; three grandchildren, Cydni (Sadmir) Keserovic, Sioux Falls, SD, Caden Quintanilla, Hackensack, NJ, and Keegan Hayne, Manchester, IA; one great-grandchild, Thea Keserovic, who was her beloved “Bug”; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Ernie and Arlene Lewis, sister, Janice Blackburn, and brother, Mark Lewis.

Terry Lynn Clifford

April 8, 1961 ~ December 5, 2021

Terry Lynn Clifford, 60, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Visitation with family will be 10am-2pm, Friday, December 10, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Terry Lynn Clifford was born on April 8, 1961, in South Dakota, to Eugene, Sr., and Rose Mary (Plenty Holes) Clifford.

Terry shared love for fast cars and rock and roll. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, grandpa, and friend to all of whom were blessed to have been a part of his earthly journey.

He will be loved and missed by all of his family and friends.

Terry is survived by his sister, Roslyn (Lema) Clifford; three brothers, Eugene Clifford, Jr., Werdell Clifford, Sr., and Marvin Clifford, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Clifford, Sr., and Rose Mary (Plenty Holes) Clifford; four brothers, Melvin Clifford, Sr., Johnnie Clifford, Calvin Clifford, and Charles Clifford; and sister, Louann Clifford.

Steven Todd Torpy III

November 8, 1966 ~ December 1, 2021

Steven T. Torpy III, 55, Sioux Falls, passed away December 1, 2021, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, following an illness. 

A private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to The Banquet of Sioux Falls, 900 E 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. 

Steven Todd Torpy III was born November 8, 1966, in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Steven and Janice Torpy. 

Steven liked to work on cars and he spent the majority of his professional career as a crane operator until most recently, owning a tire business in Sioux Falls. 

Steven Todd Torpy III is survived by five daughters: Shera (Lance) Joramo, and children, Kiera, Kinley, and Kambree, of Bismarck, ND; Teasha Torpy (Thomas Baxter), and children, Preston and Christian, of Sioux Falls, SD; Teah Torpy, and children, Talon, Westin, and Reese, of Winner, SD; Tennae (Brad) Feyerisen, of Gregory, SD; Marissa Moulton, of Bozeman, MT; two sisters, Brenda (Mike) Walenta, of Painted Post, NY, and Sandy (William) Conrad, of Sayre, PA; and many nieces and nephews. 

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Steven Torpy II; his mother, Janice Torpy Gleason; his stepmother, Betty Torpy; and stepbrother, Christopher Harding. 

Brandy Renee Kusiek

October 7, 1974 ~ November 26, 2021

Brandy R. Kusiek, 47, of Brandon, died Friday, November 26, 2021, at the Helping Hands Assisted Living, after many health issues.

Visitation with family will be 1-3pm, Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Services beginning at 2pm. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Brandy Renee Kusiek was born on October 7, 1974, in Rapid City, SD, to Marv and Becky Kusiek. She received her GED in 1993. Brandy spent the last 20 years living in Sioux Falls with her family. She was very passionate while working at Ward Assistant Living and building relationships with the residents.

Brandy loved to spend time with her family and friends whether it was a vacation or during the holidays. She was always involved in school activities and sports with her children. She enjoyed baking, crafting, hiking, reading, and watching; Lifetime, The Pittsburgh Steelers and Investigation Discovery. While doing any task at hand she was jamming out to Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith, Faith Hill or ABBA. Brandy will be remembered by her contagious laugh and smile that could brighten any room.

Brandy is survived by her sons, Jordan Kusiek, Jayden (Madison) Kusiek-Wolf; and daughter, Nicolette Kusiek-Wolf; granddaughters, Paisley and Phoenix; fiance, Matt Wolf; sister, Kristina Kusiek, and brothers, Brian Kusiek and Ryan (Ashley) Kusiek; and her father; Marv (Lisa) Kusiek.

Brandy was preceded in death by her mother, Becky Kusiek; and sister, Darci Kusiek Griffith.

Gladys Marie (Albright) Baum

February 20, 1923 ~ November 22, 2021

Gladys Marie (Albright) Baum, 98, Huron, SD, formerly Brandon, SD, died peacefully at her daughter’s home, Monday, November 22, 2021.

Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Wenatchee, Washington. Please check back for updates.

Gladys Marie Albright was born in Degrey, SD, on February 20, 1923, to Jesse and Harriet (Jones) Albright. The family moved to Huron, where she graduated from Huron High School in 1939.  As a student, Gladys worked for Dr. Wollmann, DDS, as his dental assistant. She worked for him until his retirement and her move to Wenatchee, WA.

Gladys was married to Leonard C. Baum. Together, they raised three children; Linda, Leland, and Janette. Gladys was young at heart, living life, and had a wonderful smile. Making her home in Wenatchee, WA, she continued working until retirement as a dental assistant, maintaining her home, traveling with family and friends, and was an avid bingo player.

Gladys moved to Brandon, SD, in 2013, to live with her daughter, and later, they moved to Huron in 2021. She enjoyed being with family, car rides, her game shows, and a 5 o’clock drink. She made many trips to Branson, MO, and always got her picture taken with the celebrities there.

Gladys is survived by her children, Linda McCoy, Huron, SD, and Janette Cooper. Wenatchee, WA; seven grandkids; two step-grandkids; eleven great-grandkids; and four step-grandkids; and eleven great-great-grandkids.

Gladys will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Gladys was proceeded in death by her parents, Jesse and Harriet (Jones) Albright; husband, Leonard; son, Leland; three sons-in-law; and one great-grandson.

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