Aleida Marie Meyerhoff

January 18, 1940 ~ October 8, 2020

Aleida Marie Meyerhoff, 80, Sioux Falls, was received into the embrace of our Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020, after a brief stay at Dougherty Hospice House.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Monday, October 12, 2020, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sioux Falls, SD.  Funerals Services will begin at 10:30am, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, also at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow (12:45pm), at Evergreen Cemetery, George, IA.

Here is the link for the Live Stream of Aleida’s funeral on Tuesday.

https://youtube/FQk9hGD0VF1

Aleida Marie Dreesen was born in Pipestone County, Minnesota, on January 18, 1940, to Ralph and Aalke (Groen) Dreesen. She and six of her cousins were all named Aleida after their grandmother. The family of 7 lived on a farm outside of town where her parents instilled a strong belief that she needed to “lead, follow, or get out of the way”! Aleida chose to lead. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1958 and embarked on a life of serving others as an example of her strong faith in Jesus Christ. 

    Aleida married Harry Lee Meyerhoff on November 28, 1961. This union was blessed with three children; Brenda, Keith, and Arla. The family made their home in George while Harry was employed with DGR.  In 1987, DGR opened a facility in Sioux Falls, SD that prompted a move for Harry & Aleida. Aleida was always straight to the point and a leader. She was employed as a CNA in various departments of the Sioux Valley Health System. Quite often she was known to be an advocate for those she cared for. She wasn’t known for her political correctness, but she ALWAYS went the extra step to ensure people had what they needed. When Aleida worked in the oncology unit she and Harry were known to visit people who had no family. She was truly a caretaker in all aspects of her life. She would ask people to keep her in the loop of what was going on just so she could know how best to serve their needs.

    Sometimes, after they visited the hospital, she and Harry would use their coupon book to find a new restaurant to try.  Although they loved to eat out, they didn’t have a favorite place. The favorite part was the people (and ice cream), not the place. After Harry died in 2000 Aleida continued to serve others.  She was part of many groups of ladies; the 12-pack, the 6-pack, Coffee Party ladies, Active Generation friends, Bible Study ladies and she made lasting friendships from her time at Sanford. She made sure to check in with her group of ladies daily.  

    Aleida loved to play card and board games. She loved the conversations she and the ladies had on the phone. In her early days surrounding the holidays were busy with cookie making! She and her crews would produce 1000s of cookies. If you were lucky enough to make cookies with her the only requirement was to bring an empty ice cream pail so you could take some home. She always provided the ingredients and space. Aleida had it down to a science after a short time. The table was raised on coffee cans for the next 40 years or so to make it easier to frost her legendary cut-out cookies. There were all kinds of cookies, but they were all a gift for someone.  

   Aleida will be remembered for her kindness to others, her dedication to family, and her devotion to serve others. In the days close to her death her greatest desire was to let everyone she cared for know they are important and they are loved.

    Sadly, Aleida, 80, Sioux Falls, was received into the embrace of our Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020, after a brief stay at Dougherty Hospice House.  

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Doug) Medalen Sioux Falls, SD; Arla Schultz, Luverne, MN; daughter-in-law, Carol Meyerhoff, Sheldon IA, eight grandchildren, Lee (Amanda) Medalen, Sioux Falls, SD, Heather (Justin) Hanson, Sioux Falls, SD, Aaron (Mya) Van Der Stoep, Parker, SD, Adam (Shaelee) Van Der Stoep, Hamilton, MI, Amanda Schultz, Luverne, MN, Katie (Pat) Berger, Dakota Dunes, SD, Christie (Seth) Lloyd, Moville, IA, Karrie (Josh Rogers) Meyerhoff, Sioux City, IA; 17 great-grandchildren, one brother, Orvel (Karen) Dreesen, Ellsworth, MN; and a host of other family and friends.

Aleida was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her son, Keith; her sister, Anna Mae (Bill) Green; two brothers, Dick (Dolores) Dreesen; Ben (Grace, Norma, Thelma) Dreesen; her parents, Ralph and Aalke Dreesen; and her parents-in-law, Ted and Ursula Meyerhoff.

“I Love You.  That’s It. Bye Bye!”

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David Arthur Wommack

February 2, 1941 ~ September 30, 2020

David A. Wommack, 79, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, September 30, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life is being planned so please check back for more information.

A burial service will be scheduled for the SD Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls, next summer.

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Noah “Bubbles” Allen Kimball

January 4, 2006 ~ September 22, 2020

Noah “Bubbles” A. Kimball, 14, Brandon, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Sioux Falls.

Private Family services will be held and a public Candle Light Vigil will be at 7pm, Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Celebrate Community Church in Brandon.

Noah “Bubbles” A. Kimball was born in Vermillion, SD. He was the first baby born in Vermillion in 2006. Noah and his family moved to Brandon, SD shortly after his birth, before he was even crawling. Noah attended school at Brandon elementary and middle schools. He was currently a freshman at BVHS. Although Noah was a brilliant young man and was taking advanced classes, he was not thrilled at the challenge Spanish class presented. Noah spent many years attending Taekwondo classes at Hoover’s in Brandon. His hard work and dedication earned him a Second-Degree Black Belt. He was both proud yet humble of his accomplishment. The coaches at Hoover’s helped teach him things like; courtesy, respect, honesty, integrity, self-discipline, and self-control. He loved to read and because of his giving heart, he would donate his books to low-income area schools when he was done reading them. He had recently decided he was ready to get rid of his Legos. He didn’t want to sell them, he wanted to give them away.

   Noah loved to solve the “Rubik’s Cube” and learn crazy weird facts from YouTube. Hanging out and playing play-station with Brandon, Keegan, and Caiden was a favorite pastime for Noah. If they were not together, they were planning on what time they could all get online and play together.

   Noah attended Celebrate Church for the last 13-14years and didn’t seem to mind the idea of having to stay at home and watch service on TV from the comfort of the recliner.

   He had taken a great interest in helping his dad and brothers work on motorcycles and various vehicles. He was so excited and proud of himself for getting a job and paying for his own old 86′ Chevy truck he called “Sally”. He was always so excited to go work on his truck with his brothers and his dad. He loved to convince mom it was a good idea to go get Chinese food for dinner. His brother Jordan always supported his idea. He was the best brother that anyone could ever ask for. He was the kind of brother that always had your back and wasn’t going to throw you under the bus for anything!

   Noah was a leader and not a follower. He had little regard for what people thought and was always true to himself. Noah was the most kind-hearted person. He would do anything he could to make someone else’s day better. Noah demonstrated his kindness and compassion to new students regularly. Parents would always comment on how he was the first to befriend their child. He was the kind of person everyone got along with and who wanted to be around. If someone was being bullied, Noah would step in to intervene.

   Noah was such a sweet young man with a heart of gold. He was an incredibly positive person who never stressed the small stuff.  He was patient and compassionate.  He had a special compassion for all animals, but especially dogs.

   Noah ALWAYS had a smile on his face. No matter how bad a day someone was having Noah could put a smile on their face. Being kind to one another will keep his legacy alive.   So, if you see someone without a smile give them one of yours in Noah’s honor. This world is definitely a better place because of him.    

   Sadly, “Bubbles”, 14, Brandon, SD, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Sioux Falls, SD.

   Noah will be deeply missed by his parents, Kerry (Adam) Hirsch, and Brian (Alicia) Kimball, three brothers; Chris (Abby) Schmidt, David Kimball and Jordan Kimball, six step siblings; Shelby (Brandon), Layne (Sarah), Ryker, Destiny, Arianna and Navaya; two nephews; Renner and Deegan. His aunts and uncles; Tara (Rick) Hinzman, Dan (Ann) Schmidt, Patrick (Deanna) Schmidt, Paul (Renae) Kimball, Brad Kimball, Karen (Cody) Hall, his twelve cousins; Katie, Bella, Daniell, Tyler, Michael, Andrew, Harper, Karrah, Kyelah, Justin, Bryce, and Kaitlyn, grandmother Ranae Kimball.

   Noah was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ken Schmidt and David Kimball; and grandmother, Mary K. Boggs.

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James Alan Rabenberg

June 19, 1965 ~ September 22, 2020

James, Alan Rabenberg, 55, Sioux Falls, SD, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020, surrounded by family at Ava’s House, Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.

James Alan Rabenberg was born June 19, 1965, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Larry and Bobbie (Ymker) Rabenberg.  James graduated from Washington High School, Sioux Falls, SD in 1983 and continued his education at South Dakota State University where he graduated in 1988. James began working for the Argus Leader in the bundling and distribution department. It was not long after he began working for the Argus that he met Leesa Shotley.  On March 29, 1996, James and Leesa were united in marriage in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple was blessed with one daughter whom they named Esther. She was James’ pride and joy! He worked for 20 years at Grand Prairie Foods before poor health forced him to retire due to health reasons.

James loved being a supportive father. He attended all of Esther’s performances. He could always be found at her musical events or with her enjoying a theatrical play. He loved being a member of Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church. James especially loved the Wednesday Night Bible Studies and the multiple musical church groups that would perform. James was a fan of sports, especially football.  His favorite team was the San Francisco 49ers. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. Playing cards and other games was always a good time. Traveling together as a family gave him great joy.

Sadly, James, 55, Sioux Falls, SD, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020, surrounded by family at Ava’s House.

James will be deeply missed by his wife, Leesa; one daughter, Esther; James’ parents, Larry (May) Rabenberg, Sioux Falls, SD, and Bobbie (Roy) Toole, Gillette, WY; two brothers, Clifford (Carmen) Toole, Gillette, WY, and Robert Rabenberg, Sioux Falls, SD; and two sisters, Lisa (Chris) Amundson, Sioux Falls, SD, and Glenda (Tony Brandt) Rabenberg, Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Leea (Bob) Ryan, Bridgewater, NJ; several nieces and nephews and his mother-in-law, Eilene Shotley, Sioux Falls, SD.

James was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Leon Shotley.

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