Cedric Alan Olson

September 15, 1984 ~ May 8, 2024

Cedric A. Olson, Brandon, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 8th, 2024, at the young age of 39 years, 7 months, and 8 days.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 11am, Thursday, May 16, 2024, also at Heartland Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery. Instead of flowers, a GoFundMe has been established to assist with his children’s future expenses.  https://gofund.me/8645d67c  

Cedric Alan Olson was born on September 15th, 1984, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Patrick and Nancy (nee Oakland) Olson. He was baptized on February 3rd, 1985, at Messiah Lutheran Church, in Burlington, IA, by Pastor Donald D. Hoornstra. He was confirmed on October 22, 2000, at Dell Rapids Lutheran Church by Pastor Mark Docken. His confirmation verse was Isaiah 40:8

Cedric attended both elementary and high school at Dell Rapids Public Schools. During his school years, he enjoyed athletics including basketball, football, track, wrestling, and baseball. He also played trumpet and percussion in the High School Band and sang in the All-State Choir.  Cedric graduated from High School in 2003. He attended college at Pasco Hernando Community College in New Port Richey, FL.

His work experience included serving for the Sioux Falls Convention Center and as a Manager in Sporting Goods at the Eastside Walmart in Sioux Falls, SD. He was a Customer Service Representative at Capital One in Sioux Falls, SD. He started as a fabricator and then became a CNC Programmer at Spartan Motors in Brandon, SD.

Cedric was united in marriage with Lyndsy Kay Mullinix on September 3rd, 2016, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD, by Pastor Daniel Deardoff Sr. This union was blessed with two children, Guinevere and Oliver. He was also blessed to be able to help raise Xander and Tyler Noonan.

Cedric’s interests included fishing, hiking, learning new musical instruments, history, paintball tournaments, video games, and spending time with family and friends.

Cedric will be deeply missed by his wife Lyndsy (nee Mullinix) Olson, Brandon; children, Alexander and Tyler Noonan, daughter, Guinevere, and son, Oliver Olson; his mother, Nancy (nee Oakland), and her husband, Lance Brekke, Baltic, SD; his father, Patrick James Olson, Sioux Falls, SD; two brothers, Francis P. Olson, Baltic, SD, and Sean M. Olson, Sioux Falls, SD; aunt, Paulette Onken, Sioux Falls, SD; uncle, Chuck Oster, Centerville, SD; aunt, Karen (Loris) Kohler, Hudson, FL; aunt, Lisa Boswell, Edmonton, KY; uncle, Michael Olson, Sioux Falls, SD; uncle, Dennis Olson, Luverne, MN; uncle, Colin Olson, Sioux Falls, SD;  one niece, Maecie Burkhart, Sioux Falls, SD; and many cousins, friends, and extended relatives.

Cedric was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Vandal and Eunice Oakland; paternal grandparents, Francis and Edith Olson; one aunt, Cheryl Oster; and one niece, Maeve Burkhart.

Joyce Ardyce (Noem) Litz

December 18, 1929 ~ May 8, 2024

Joyce A. Litz, 94, Sioux Falls, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Joyce Ardyce Noem was born on December 18, 1929, as one of seven children born to Julius and Alvina (Lilleskov) Noem. She was raised at her parents’ farm near Erwin, SD. She attended country schools and graduated from Bryant High School. She was married for many years to Alan Litz, and five children were born in this relationship. She did secretarial work throughout her lifetime.

Joyce is survived by her children, DyAnn (Chuck) Wentler, Sioux Falls; Robert (Sharon), Lake Havasu City, AZ; Michael (Marsha), Fountain Hills, AZ; Patricia Waide, Sioux Falls; and Elizabeth Hulscher, Sioux City, IA; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce leaves a sister, Millie Hotchkiss, Humboldt, SD; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Noem, Independence, KY; and many nieces and nephews. 

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; five siblings, Curt, Norma, Norwood, Ralph, and Myrt; and one grandson, Josh Steiner-Smith.

Family Graveside Services will be held on May 24, 2024.

Duane Gene Westergaard

May 18, 1973 ~ May 3, 2024

Duane G. Westergaard, 50, Lennox, died on Friday, May 3, 2024.

A Memorial Service is planned for 2pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Hope Lutheran Church, (1700 S. Cliff Ave. Sioux Falls).  Instead of flowers, a memorial has been established to assist his daughter with future expenses.

Duane Gene Westergaard was born May 18, 1973 in Freeman, SD, to Harlyn and Margene (Dyke) Westergaard. He attended school in Viborg and then graduated from Sioux Falls Lincoln.

After graduating, he lived in Sioux Falls and worked at Starmark, Showplace Cabinets, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, and Wilson Trailers. In 2009 he met Jennifer Herman and they were married in 2010, and had one child Kilee. The family moved to Lennox in 2017.

Duane enjoyed woodworking and loved to build things in his garage. He also loved to watch NASCAR and cheer on Chase Elliot. Other pastimes include spending time together with his family and riding bikes.

Duane leaves behind his wife, Jennifer; his daughter, Kilee; siblings, Faye (Darrell) Vitek, Yankton, Mark Westergaard, Yankton, and Nancy (Alan) Brennan, Sioux Falls; many nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Tresa Sobiech, Robert Zietz, and Cory Zietz.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Delores Jean Larson

July 27, 1930 ~ April 30, 2024

Delores J. Larson, 93, Sioux Falls, SD, passed away, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at home with family.

A Graveside Service will be held in July (date TBD) at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Larry.

In Memorial of Delores, any contributions received will be contributed to the Day Break program (Active Generations) in Sioux Falls, SD, which provided hours of care, activity, socialization and love in an environment safe for those suffering with dementia and allowing caregivers respite and peace of mind. Please send any memorial contributions to Greg and Lori Larson, 4205 E 38th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.

Delores was born on July 27, 1930, in Pollock, SD. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Elizabeth Albrecht. She was a graduate of Aberdeen High School Class of 1948.

On November 4, 1950, Delores was united in marriage to Larry G Larson, in Biloxi, Mississippi. This marriage was blessed with 3 children, Larry Gale Larson Jr., Gregory Alan Larson, and Dawn Marie Blair. Delores and Larry resided in Biloxi, Mississippi, and later moved to Denver, CO, where their son Larry was born, and then Spokane, WA where Greg was born. They shared just over 51 years of marriage and during their marriage lived in Minneapolis, MN, Palo Alto, CA, where Dawn was born, Columbia Heights, MN, San Carlos, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Orange, CA, Andover, MA, Barrington, IL, Ames, IA and Casa Grande, AZ. Delores moved to live with her daughter, Dawn, in Sioux Falls, SD, in 2019.

Early in her marriage, Delores worked to help put her husband through college. She was employed by Twin City Hardwood Lumber and remembered them fondly through her life.

Delores found our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was Born Again, in her 40’s through the witness of her son, Larry, and Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA. She lived devoted to her Savior.  “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith: Hebrews 12:1

Delores enjoyed traveling on business with her husband and they traveled to many interesting places such as China, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, France, Norway & Mexico. Delores enjoyed furniture decoupage and putting together and painting china dolls. She also spent many years working as a volunteer with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Above all, Delores loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Delores is survived by her children, son Larry Larson and wife Bridget of Spring Hill, TN, Greg Larson and his wife Lori of Sioux Falls, SD, and Dawn Blair and her husband Samuel of Sioux Falls, SD. Grandchildren, Elizabeth Wilkenson (Eric), Larry Larson III (Stephanie), Nathanael Blair (Krystle), Laura Blair, Philip Larson, and Ian Larson, and great-grandchildren Jazmyn Blair, Robert Miles, Christian Wilkenson, Shay Wilkenson, Leia Blair, and Benjamin Blair.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Larson, her parents, Ferdinand and Elizabeth Albrecht, her siblings, Irvine (Edna) Albrecht, Elmer (Virginia) Albrecht, Wilmer Albrecht, Viola (Kenny) Gilbertson, Ruby (Art) Prouse, Iris (David) Doeringsfeld, and her twin sister Doris (Marvin) Nickell.

“An lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20

We love you mom.

Jon Joel Husby

September 17, 1959 ~ April 14, 2024

Jon J. Husby, 64, Sioux Falls, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, of natural causes at home, after a brief illness.

A Memorial Service is planned for 11:30 am, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, SD.  A luncheon will follow.

Jon Joel Husby was born in Aberdeen, SD on September 17, 1959, to Jewel and Mylis Husby.  He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Jon graduated high school at Aberdeen Central in 1977.  He attended NSU to obtain his bachelor’s degree in business.  Jon worked for Walmart in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, retiring in October 2023.  Jon has been in the rental business since age 19.

Jon is survived by his sister Karla (Dan) Brown, Sioux Falls; one nephew, Marshall (Giezelle) Brown, Pierre; one niece, Kallie (Joe) Kroeger, Mankato, MN; his foster nephew, Hazen Brown; 2 great-nieces, Evelyn and Camille; one aunt, Donna Lang; and several cousins.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Mylis; both sets of grandparents, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brett Allyn Sandberg

May 21, 1964 – December 16, 2023

Brett passed away on December 16, 2023, at Centra Care Hospital in St. Cloud, MN at age 59.

A Graveside Service is planned for 10:30am, Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery, Brandon, SD.

Brett was born May 21, 1964, in Willmar, MN, where he attended both grade and high school, graduating in 1982. After high school, he attended Willmar Vocational College for welding. He later obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Cloud State University.

Throughout his life, Brett held a variety of jobs including managing adult group homes, bartending, groundskeeping at an RV park, test proctoring for Pearson Vue, hazardous materials inspection, and deliveries for UPS. Despite moving numerous times, Brett found friendship with those around him in each location.

Even through multiple challenges of illness, Brett approached his journey with resilience and enthusiasm.

Brett is survived by his daughter, Nichole Bredeson (Tom Schultz), Atwater, MN; granddaughters, Kara and Khloe Bredeson, Atwater, MN; parents, Darwood and Betty Sandberg, Brandon; and sister; Kelly Sandberg, Brandon,

Brett leaves behind a network of connections that served as a source of strength in difficult times.

Josh Aaron Johnting

December 1, 1974 ~ April 23, 2024

Josh Johnting passed peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, after a short battle with cancer.

A Remembrance of Life will be held for Josh on April 28, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., at Royal Oak Apartments Community Room: 4904 S. Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.

Josh was born in Richmond, IN, to Debbie Johnting on December 1, 1974. He grew up on his grandparent’s farm until he moved to South Dakota in 2010, to be with the love of his life, Shelley. They united in marriage on August 20, 2011. 

Josh is survived by his wife, Shelley; their boys, Dylan, Devin, and Cole; and his brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Terri.

Josh was preceded in death by his mother, Debbie “Brandy”; and his grandparents, Everett and Shirley. 

Ronald Emanuel Hubner

July 21, 1936 ~ April 16, 2024

Ronald E. Hubner, 87, Sioux Falls, passed away, peacefully, on April 16, 2024, at his home.

Visitation with family will be 5-7pm, on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be at 10:30am, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church, Brandon (112 E Annabelle St). Burial at the SD Veteran’s Cemetery will follow at 1pm, with Military Honors. Memorials may be given to the SF Humane Society or St. Frances House in Ron’s memory in lieu of flowers.  

Ronald Emanuel Hubner was born July 21, 1936, in Avon, South Dakota to Burnell and Minnie Hubner. He lived in the Avon area until he was 17 years old, at which time he moved to the Brandon area with his parents, brother, Delmer, and sister, Myrna. Ron met his wife-to-be on a blind date. They were married on July 20, 1958. Two girls were born in this union, Ronda, in July 1959, and Renee, in September 1961.

Ron worked for the Brandon Lumber Company until he joined the Armed Services. Upon his return, he worked for Greenley Packing Company and Auto Body Specialties, until his retirement in 2006.

Ron especially liked spending time with all of his family and friends. Ron could be found, most mornings, at Burger King or Hardee’s for their breakfast. Gardening was very important to him. Ron was the hardest-working man one would ever meet. Up until his passing, he spent every spare second working in his garden, researching his next planting season, or making rugs on a loom. He was known for his huge and productive crops. His passion was sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. He always over-planted his garden and would bring boxes of produce to local shelters for everyone to enjoy.

When he wasn’t working, he would spend time at his great-grandchildren’s sporting events or going to dinner with friends.

Ron is survived by his wife, Gail Hubner; his two daughters, Ronda (Greg) Hanson, and Renee Bruggeman; four grandchildren, Heath (Vanessa), Heidi, Casey, and Kiley (Ross); four great-grandchildren, Conner, Owen, McKenzie, and Blake; and his sister, Myrna Ford,

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Del.

Nathan Michael DenHerder

April 6, 1980 ~ April 13, 2024

Nathan Michael DenHerder, 44, Garretson, SD lost his battle with depression and alcoholism on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his home in Garretson.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5-7pm, Friday, April 19, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short service at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be put towards funeral expenses and Nate’s boys. Please, if you are struggling, reach out for help! A live Stream link to watch live will go live at 4:45pm. https://www.youtube.com/live/a3mhboWQ3oc?si=n2nbbo0piRw_r5NZ

Nathan Michael DenHerder was born in Luverne, MN, on April 6, 1980, on Easter Sunday to Linda and Tim DenHerder. He was raised in Valley Springs and the surrounding area and graduated from BVHS in 1998. After graduating, Nate worked at Hageman Concrete for several years with his dad, Tim. While working there, he made many lifelong friends; shenanigans and tomfoolery were a big part of their daily tasks. His best friend and hunting partner, Riley went to work with him often. From there, Nathan went to work at JMJ Caseworks for several years, running a CNC machine. Following JMJ Caseworks, he started his career with DeJager Plumbing and Heating, where he was welcomed and appreciated. Nate had recently finished his schooling to become a Journeyman plumber and HVAC tech. He worked with them until his passing.

Everyone knew Nate as the guy with a huge smile that would light up the room. Unfortunately, a big smile can hide a lot. He loved hunting, fishing, racing, and pretty much anything outdoors. Nate loved being involved with his son’s sports activities. He and his boys loved spending time with family at Big Stone Lake in the summertime, where they would have campfires, tubing time, and catch lots of fish. Anything involving the outdoors and drinking, he was all about.

Nate is survived by Sony, Gavin, and Owen; mom, Linda; dad, Tim; sister, Sadie (Keith) DenHerder-Elsberry; grandma, Jean; a host of other relatives, and a special friend, Skip.

Nate was preceded in death by Grandma Charlotte Collier; Grandpa Red, (Lloyd Collier); Grandpa Skeeter, (Kenneth DenHerder), Aunt Tina Weber Collier, and good friend, Owen Swanson.

Virgil Newton Hall

June 16, 1958 ~ April 10, 2024

Virgil N. Hall, 65, Sioux Falls, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will begin at 11am, Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon. Inurnment will immediately follow at East Side Cemetery, Steen, MN, at 12:30 pm. A Visitation with Family Present will resume at Heartland Funeral Home after the burial.

Virgil Newton Hall was born on June 16, 1958, in Huron, SD, to Ernest and Dorothy (Freed) Hall. Virgil graduated from high school in 1978. Virgil worked for Comprehensive Systems in Charles City, Iowa, and then McDonald’s for five years, before moving to Sioux Falls in 1995. He worked at the Minnehaha County Courthouse and Sanford, through Dakotabilities.

Virg enjoyed going to car races, and NASCAR races, and had a love for horses at Horsepower (HandiRiders.) He enjoyed socializing with friends and family. As a teenager, Virgil raised Susie, a buffalo, Sam, a Holstein calf, Arnold the pig, and Tony the llama. He was also able to enjoy a couple of helicopter rides.

Virg will be deeply missed by his two sisters, Karen (Tom) Niichel, Osage, IA, and Gloria Dammer, Inwood, IA; his brother, Leon (Jenn Brau) Hall, Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Dorothy Hall; two sisters, Louise Hall and Doris Hall; two brothers, Doug Hall and Wayne Hall; and a brother-in-law, Dave Dammer.

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