Shirley Ann Neuenfeldt

November 15, 1930 ~ January 18, 2021

Shirley A. Neuenfeldt, 90, Brandon, died on Monday, January 18, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral Services will be 7pm, Friday, January 22, 2021, at Spirit of Truth Church (112 E. Annabelle St.) in Brandon, with visitation with family beginning at 6pm. A private burial will be Saturday at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be directed to Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church.

Shirley Ann Dougherty was born on November 15, 1930, in Oshkosh, WI, to Harry and Leona Dougherty. Shirley was employed by the Oshkosh, WI school system for 22 years until retirement.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her husband of 71 years, Glenn Neuenfeldt; two children, Steven (Gloria) Neuenfeldt, Two Rivers, WI, and Linda (Steven) Tischler, Brandon; six grandchildren, Scott (Suzanne) Carroll, Brandon, Aaron (Emily) Carroll, Brandon, Matthew (Jennie) Carroll, Willmar, MN, Katie (Justin) LaBue, Greendale, WI, Paul (Katie) Neuenfeldt, DePere, WI, and Laura Neuenfeldt; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and a great-grandson, Landen Carroll.


Attention Due to the Forecasted Blizzard, The Memorial Service has been postponed until Monday, January 18, 2021. Same times, Same location!

June 18, 1946 ~ January 10, 2021

(meaning of Amaryllis is “Greek shepherdess”)

    Amie Dunger, 74, Sioux Falls, formerly Brandon, died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, after an extended illness.

    Memorial Services will begin at 2pm, Monday, January 18, 2021, with a short time of visitation with Daphne beginning at 1pm. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.   The location will be Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls with live streaming available at by clicking on the live stream button. Amie’s final gift to this world was the gift of donation of her body to the USD Body Donation Program. Amie will eventually be placed in the Bluffview Cemetery in Vermillion, SD, with her parents.

    I was born to my missionary parents, George and Louise Dunger, on June 18, 1946, in Hartford, Connecticut. My father immigrated from Saxony, Germany to the United States and met my mother in the Immanuel Baptist Church in New York City, during the Depression. After working, schooling, marriage, ordination, and commissioning, they left for Cameroon, West Africa, to serve as missionaries sent by the German Baptist Churches of North America in 1938. Our family included Daphne, my older sister, who was born in Cameroon. Because of the Second World War, my family served seven years on the field, before being able to come home for a year of furlough in 1945. Then when I was at the age of 2 months, our family returned to Cameroon, West Africa. When I was about two years old, it was discovered that my father had a rare form of tumor in the base area of his spine. He left almost immediately for treatment at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, ahead of my mother, Daphne, and I. About six months later, we finally were able to get booking by ship, to join my father.

    From 1948 to 1950, we lived again in Hartford, CT, where my father earned his PhD at the Hartford Seminary Foundation. We then moved to Rhode Island, where my father taught as a Professor in the Missions Department, of the Barrington Bible College. During this time, we attended an American Baptist Church, in Warren, RI. It was here, that I first remember being in Sunday School. Each Sunday at the start of Sunday School class, we would march in a circle, carrying the American flag, as we sung the National Anthem.

    Then, after only one year, my father received a call to come to the North American Baptist Seminary as Professor of Missions and Librarian, in Sioux Falls, SD. As a family, we moved here in 1951. I started Kindergarten and went through 6th grade, at Jefferson Grade School (1951 – 1958).

    In the Spring of 1957, at a “God’s Volunteer” (NABC sponsored) evangelism team program, I accepted Christ as my personal Savior, at the age of Eleven years old. The following year, on Easter Sunday, in April 1958, I was baptized in the first baptismal service held in this Trinity Baptist Church sanctuary. Previously, for 2 to 3 years, our congregation had been meeting in the original chapel of the Seminary and holding the Sunday School classes in the classrooms until we built the Trinity Church building.

    In 1957, Daphne left home for Nurses Training in Rochester, MN. Then in 1958 (after my father had successfully initiated the Sabbatical system at the Seminary), it was his turn for a Sabbatical year, so we (my father, mother, and myself), went to Ghana where he served as an exchange Professor in the Divinity School of the University of Ghana, located in Accra. I did not want to go, and fought my parents, as I did not understand why I could not instead stay with my Aunt and Uncle in Washington, DC for that one year. I ended up losing my fight and went along to Ghana. On the way, we visited my father’s family in Germany. My Aunt Hanna, lived in West Germany after escaping from the East Germany, and my Grandparents could come for one free visit to West Germany each year. This was the first time I met them. In Ghana, I attended the 7th level at the International School of Accra. The teachers were the wives of the British Embassy staff. The students were of different countries and some upper-class Ghanaians. (The classes were from Level 1 to Level 7) I now know how important that year was to me. This gave me an understanding of intercultural relationships which has helped me to this day.

    We returned to Sioux Falls in 1959, and I started 8th grade at Edison Junior High School, and then also 9th grade there. 10th through 12th grade was at Washington High School. I then went to Sioux Falls College (now University of Sioux Falls) for one year.

    From the summer of 1965 (when my parents spent a semester in Cameroon), to January 1966, I went to Washington, DC, and while staying with my Aunt and Uncle there, worked at Sears in the Credit Department.

    Back in Sioux Falls, I did many temporary jobs until I entered Nettleton Business College and did a two-year Junior Accounting program there. I then started employment at Electric Supply Company.

From 1964, through 1979, I served in the Nursery and taught the preschoolers in the Sunday School and sang in the Choir at Trinity Baptist Church.

    In 1978, a Church Extension project was begun in Brandon, South Dakota, as an offspring of Trinity. I began being involved there on Wednesday nights, and then on January 28, 1979, I became a charter member. I taught Sunday School, sang in the Choir, served as Church Clerk, was on the Board of Christian Education, and worked on the Building Committee. Also, during this time, I was the Statistical Recorder for the South Dakota Association.

    In 1973, when my father retired from the Seminary, I bought a piece of land in Brandon, SD, and used that as collateral to build a house. With the “sweat” equity of myself and my parents we built the house. This was a BIG learning experience for me.

    In 1979, I started being a facilitator for the Older Senior Adults, back at Trinity, with a noon meal and short program once a month. I was also visiting with them in their homes.

    On January 16, 1995, I returned my membership back to Trinity Baptist because I felt it very important to be helping the Senior Adults here on a steadier basis.

    In 1989, (for 5 weeks) and in 1993, (for 6 weeks) I was a Short-Term missionary in Cameroon. On the first trip, I joined Daphne on trek in the LAP program to help in their clinic and support visit to one village. Then in the second trip, while on my way down some steep stone steps to get my assignment at Banso Baptist Hospital, I fell and broke my lower leg. So, my job became encouraging and witnessing to the Cameroonians that came to visit me at Daphne’s house from morning to night.

    In February of 2003, I left my job of 34 years at Electric Supply Company, and since then have had several temporary jobs. I am still searching for full time employment. I know that God is leading.

    I have grown up in a strong Christian personal family and in a strong larger Christian family, this being the Church background of the North American Baptist Conference, the North American Baptist Seminary, Trinity Baptist Church, Brandon Valley Baptist Church, and the fellowship of believers worldwide. I was a Missionary Kid, a Professor’s Kid, and even though in my fifties, also an Archivist’s “Kid”.

    My mother passed on to her higher calling on October 29, 1984, at the age of 75. My father passed on to his higher calling on May 9, 2002, at the age of 94.

    As I see it, in my relationship today with Christ, I am to bring His encouragement to those around me in who they are and in what they are doing.

Signed: Amaryllis Dunger

Date: February 12, 2006

Amie and Daphne moved from their home in Brandon to Sioux Falls, in 2018.  More recently, they both moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls; Amie in the Nursing Home and Daphne in the Assisted Living apartments where she still resides.

Jesse Ellsworth Smith

June 6, 1936 ~ January 5, 2021

Jesse Ellsworth Smith passed away peacefully in the VA Hospital on January 5, 2021, at the age of 84, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration-of-life gathering. Due to the pandemic and travel limitations, invitations will be sent at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send condolences and donations to “The Jesse Smith Family” at 803 S Walts Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, 57104.

Jesse was born on June 6, 1936, in Aberdeen, SD to parents, Dr. Jesse and Alice (Ruble) Smith. The family moved to Kentucky and California while his father interned and served in the Navy. In 1946, they returned to Sioux Falls. At Washington High school, he had a strong presence on the stage, in the choir, and as a photographer. In 1958, he was drafted into the Army, traveled to Europe, and was stationed in Ankara, Turkey.

Jesse was well skilled in several professions and trades. Some of his professional adventures included disc jockey at KISD, newscaster at KPLO, in the late 1950s, (both under the pseudonym of Carlton Smith), owning a photography studio, and a sign business in the ‘60s. In the early ‘70s, he assisted his former wife, Mary Louise Hunt, with her dance studio, and in the ‘80s, he became a stay-at-home dad. A thespian at heart, he loved classical music and cinema. Jesse was an extremely witty individual who loved to make those around him laugh. He cared about civil rights and liberties and donated to causes in the hope of change. In Jesse’s last days, he lovingly expressed much pride and appreciation for his daughters and beautiful, talented grandchildren. 

Jesse is survived by his partner in life, Estella Vasquez Smith, of Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Veronica Palmer, of Pembroke Pines, FL, Jennifer Palmer and Nejla (Luis Reynoza) Smith, of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Edell Gabriel, of Los Angeles, CA, Dezirae, LaShae, and Monique Palmer, of Pembroke Pines, FL, Dayton and Elyse Smith, of Minneapolis, MN, and Robinson, Eleni, and Evia Reynoza, of Sioux Falls, SD; sister, Kathy Thompson, of Baton Rouge, LA; and his cherished nieces and nephews. 

Jesse is preceded in death by his son, Jesse Ellsworth Smith Jr.; father, Dr. Jesse G. Smith; mother, Alice (Ruble) Smith; and brother, Garth Smith.

The family would like to thank the VA Hospital staff for their care and dedication.

Efrain Santiago Robles

1936 – 2021

It is with great sorrow and sadness that I, Vanessa and David, must announce that:

Es con gran dolor y tristeza que nosotros, Vanessa y David, debemos anunciar que

En paz y rodeado de su única familia, Efraín Santiago falleció el Sabado 2 de Enero, 2021 a la edad de 84 años.

Peacefully and surrounded by his only family, Efrain Santiago passed away on: Saturday, 01/02/2021 at the age of 84 years.

Recordado Por: (Remembered by)

  • He will be lovingly remembered/será recordado amorosamente por; by his Sobrina/Niece of 38 years, Vanessa Rivera Santiago; Friend/Amigo y como su hijo/like a son: David Rivera 40 años, amigo y vecinos/friends and neighbors) William Rivera y Milagro Figueroa, William Rivera Rivera. Y su segundo Primo Israel Robles. Hijos de Vanessa Rivera y David Rivera; Sobrino Nietos/Great-Nephews de Efrain Santiago: 1. David Angél Yamíl Rivera Rivera (2 años y medio); 2. Roberto Antonio Amilio Perry Rivera de (5 años y medio); Sobina Nieta: 3. Janessa Aurea Perry Rivera de (11 años), and a daughter, and Marisol Blumfelt.
  • He will also be dearly missed by his friends in Sabana Seca, Manati, PR; sera recordado por sus amistades, hijos y o otros familiares en Sabana Seca Puerto Rico.

He was preceded in death by (fue precedido en la muerte:

 His brother/hermano of 86 yrs, (Emilio Santiago); sister/hermana 62 years (Aurea E. Santiago), sister in-law 56, (Helen Selles); brother/hermano (Gilberto Santiago) of 64 years, and his parents/y padres: (Isabel and Blasita).

Su vida — Efrain nacio en Manatí, Puerto Rico, estudio cuando joven, y luego dejo los estudios para dedicarse siempre a la familia para trabajar y ayudar a su padre Isabel and Madre Blasita. Efrain siempre fue un excelente hijo, tio, padre, hermano y amigo, un hombre trabajador y pendiente a sus hermanos y daba la mano cuando era necesario. En su juventud viajo a los estados unidos por ocho años y vivio también en el sur de la Florida. En su pasa tiempo a el le gustaba ver Lucha Libre(WWE), películas de vaqueros, Albañilería del Cemento/Cement Masonry, y a el le encantaban las flores y su música de jíbaro.

 Su hermana Aurea y el fueron muy cercanos, al iguál que su hermano Emilio que fue quien lo cuido por 7 años hasta también fallecer el 1 de Noviembre, 2020. Mientras Efrain no progresaba lo cuido David Rivera y su sobrina Vanessa Rivera Santiago, para darle lo mejor en esta vida sus últimos meses junto a su familia hasta su ultima hora porque ese fue su deseo al encontrarse solo y encamado cuando mas necesitaba alimentos y atención 24/7 y no había nadie mas.

Please note

  • A Visitation will not be held due to the location of his passing. In the future, he will be buried in Puerto Rico with his parents; the date is yet to be announced.
  • No habrá visitas debido a la ubicación de su fallecimiento; En el futuro será enterrado en Puerto Rico con sus padres en el Cementerio Altagracia, la fecha aún no se ha anunciado.

Special Thank you

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff with Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, Sanford Hospice Nurses in the end days, and the Doctor for his care at the Sanford Clinic on Ellis Road, during December 2020, for their care and support compassion.

Y Gracias a el Doctor Angél Rivera Negrón de Barceloneta, PR; por mas de 20 años de cuido para mi Tio Querido, Efrain Santiago Robles.

Bradly Brine Overbee

February 16, 1963 ~ January 3, 2021

Bradly Brine Overbee, 57, Buffalo Ridge, died on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.

A private family service will be held in spring, 2021.

Bradly Brine Overbee, was born on February 16, 1963, to Lloyd and Janice (Aeilts) Overbee, in Sioux Falls. He was raised in Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated from Washington High School. Bradly loved nature, family, cowboy hats and fancy belt buckles. He worked in construction and truly enjoyed his time driving truck. In the last few years, he lived at Buffalo Ridge and loved working with the buffalo.

Bradly is survived by his siblings, Laura Moenich, Sioux Falls, Marie (Jerry) Kuhnert, Brandon, Starla Overbee, Sioux Falls, Lloyd (Julie) Overbee, Rowlett, TX, Nadine Overbee, Viborg, Peter (Tammy) Overbee, Washington, and Kathy (Dean) Adamson, Colorado; his longtime girlfriend, Vicki Bertsch; and a host of other relatives.

Bradly was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Roy Overbee and Raymond Overbee; and his grandparents, Peter Aeilts and Sabina Voortman.

Myron “Richard” Lien

September 30, 1929 ~ December 29, 2020

Richard Lien went home to be with his parents, wife, sister, and son on Wednesday, December 29, 2020. Richard requested no funeral or memorial services. Richard and Virginia will be united once again at the South Dakota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Sioux Falls, in the Spring of 2021.

Myron “Richard” Lien was born on September 30, 1929 to Arthur & Marie Lien in Gary, Minnesota. Richard was united in marriage to Virginia McDonald on June 7, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Richard retired from being a professional over-the-road truck driver for 36 years to support his family, Virginia, Laura, Cheryl, and Tom which had kept him away from his family for most of the time. After Richard retired, he ended up continuing his professional driving career by playing taxicab driver for all his grandchildren.

Richard and Virginia enjoyed traveling to Hawaii for a vacation to see Cheryl and her family, while she was stationed there, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Another trip they enjoyed, was visiting Laura and her family in Louisiana. Richard and Virginia also enjoyed camping when they had the time. They would meet up with Tom and his family at either Newton Hills or Lake Herman State Parks.  Richard was also a race car enthusiast and would help his Great-grandson Joshuah, whom Richard and Virginia raised since he was six months old, who raced stock cars.

In Richard’s later years, his physical and mental health started to fail him which not only frustrated him, but also his family.  Richard was a very private person & would not share things with his family; those that wanted to help him.

Richard leaves behind four generations that will always remember him for his love of Jesus.  Richard is survived by his children, Laura, Cheryl, and Tom, from Virginia’s first marriage; and Vicki and Jeffrey, from Richard’s first marriage; and his brother, Jerry, in Pueblo, Co.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; his son, Mike, from his first marriage; and his sister, Margie.

Richard will be missed by his family & all who knew him.

Marilyn Mae Hofer

November 5, 1940 ~ December 18, 2020

Marilyn Mae Hofer, 80, Sioux Falls went home to be with her Savior on December 18, 2020, at Sanford USD Medical Center from an exacerbation of chronic lung disease due to a COVID-related illness. With family at her side, she went peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus. 

A Celebration of Life for Marilyn will be 11am, Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Central Church in Sioux Falls.  Burial will follow at Hutterthal Mennonite Church Cemetery, rural Freeman. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, Memorials be directed to Central Church in Marilyn’s honor. The link to watch the service is here. Click to watch live

Marilyn Mae Glanzer, was born to Mike J. and Mary (Gross) Glanzer on November 5, 1940, in a country home near Alexandria, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm near Bridgewater, SD, enjoying the various duties of farm life, including milking cows by hand, gathering and packing eggs from a large flock, and helping with all household chores. This included canning, cleaning both chicken and ducks, in addition to helping with field work.

At a young age, Marilyn accepted Jesus as her personal Savior during an alter call at a revival meeting.  She was baptized by immersion on August 16, 1953, in the James River by Rev. J. J. Kleinsasser and joined the Salem KMB Church.

Marilyn attended a one room country school (Plainview District 92) and graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1958.  Music was always important to her, starting at a young age, singing duets in church with her brother, Herb.  She found great joy from singing in church choirs starting when she was in 8th grade. She also sang in a quartet with her family and a youth group trio.  She enjoyed playing tenor saxophone in the band and singing in the choir in both high school and junior college.  Marilyn graduated from Freeman Junior College and taught in a country school for one year. 

Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Derrold Dennis Hofer, on July 16, 1961.  They moved to Speedway, Indiana, where Derrold was in the Service and in school.  She worked at the Indiana University Medical Center, in the Medical Records Department.  This was instrumental in starting her career as a Medical Transcriptionist which spanned over 30 years in various doctors’ offices after moving back to Sioux Falls. Marilyn took off from work for 10 years after her first daughter, Sandra Jo, was born in 1971, and her second daughter, Stacy Marie, in 1973.  She was blessed to be a homemaker and full time Mom during that time giving her the chance to participate in her daughters’ activities, such as being a classroom “room mother”. She was a friend to many, and her daughter’s friends referred to her as “Mom Hofer”.

In her adult years, she always enjoyed being involved in church activities; teaching in the children’s department, singing in sanctuary choir, and being involved in wonderful choir productions. In 1988, her church choir sang in Carnegie Hall with a group of 350 singers from the Midwest. She was also part of the Bell Choir at Central Baptist Church and when her church no longer ministered through choir, she enjoyed singing with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Choir, for many years.

 Marilyn also enjoyed Genealogy and edited and published two family record books.  In 2006, she enjoyed a Caribbean Cruise with daughter, Sandi.  It was so special, enjoying the time, just Mother and Daughter.  Marilyn was also a great cook. The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays were always wonderful times to enjoy her exceptional cooking with family.  Marilyn enjoyed puzzles, especially the daily Sudoku from the paper, often sharing it with her daughter Sandra when she got stuck. Marilyn and Derrold enjoyed attending many plays, musical concerts, going to Branson, MO, and traveling to Indiana and Alabama, to see family and friends.

When Marilyn’s first grandchild, Riley Jo, was born in 2005 to Stacy and Phil, she chose to retire to be a full-time caregiver for Riley, and later, when Halle Marie, was born in 2009.  When Derrold retired, he joined Marilyn in being fulltime caregivers.  She was blessed to be able to spend this very special time with her granddaughters. Together, they daily took Riley and Halle to and from school and many activities such as Kindermusic, story times, the Outdoor Campus, and so many other activities of interest.  Baking with “MeMe” was an extra special time for the girls.  They had many favorites like spritz, banana bread, and some special German dishes. She spent many hours playing games with the girls after school and in the summer. With Marilyn’s musical abilities, she was the designated person to help the girls practice piano.  She was well known as an incredibly caring, involved grandma “MeMe”.  Until her current illness, she never missed any of her granddaughter’s activities.

2020 was an extremely difficult year health-wise for Marilyn. She was blessed to have Stacy by her side and really valued her medical expertise. Stacy was able to facilitate much of her care in her last days.  Derrold and her daughters were very thankful for the wonderful care she received at Sanford and the opportunity to take turns at her bedside during her final days. 

Marilyn will be deeply missed by her husband of 59 and ½ years, Derrold Hofer, Sioux Falls; daughters, Sandra (Harold) Baty, Shoreview, MN, and Stacy (Phil) Nelson, Sioux Falls; granddaughters who meant the world to her, Riley and Halle Nelson, Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Edwina Glanzer, Rolesville, NC, and sister-in-law, Brigitta Hofer, Bridgewater, SD; nephew, Mike (Sandy) Glanzer, Elgin, IL; nieces, Kristi (Ray) Jezek, Rolesville, NC, Kelly (Brian) Hefti, Sioux Falls, Stephanie (Michael) Burgeson, Yankton, SD, and Robin (Mike) Jaspers, Sioux Falls; several cousins, great nieces and nephews and a new great-great nephew.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Mike & Mary Glanzer; brother, Herb Glanzer; parents-in-law, Joe E. and Erna Hofer; stepmother-in-law, Agnes Stern-Hofer; and brother-in-law, Larry Hofer.

In these days of uncertainty, take the extra time to show those closest to your hearts that you love them, for you never know when a goodbye hug will be the last time.

Kay Lynn Rose

December 12, 1947 ~ December 14, 2020

Kay Rose, 73, Sioux Falls, died Monday, December 14, 2020, at the Palisades Manor in Garretson, SD.

A short Memorial Service will be 6:15pm, Monday, December 21, 2020, at Brandon Lutheran Church. 

Kay Lynn Burt was born December 12, 1947, to Richard and Edna (Young) Burt. Kay attended school in Selby, SD, through her junior year and graduated from Brookings, SD.  She attended Stewarts School of Cosmetology and worked in Cosmetology and with Fashion Two Twenty sales. Kay married Curt Vilhauer and the couple had one daughter, Kimberly Kay. Kay was able to take Kim with her on many of her trips when she sold Fashion Two Twenty.  The two of them shared many happy times and memories of that time. 

Kay later married James Rose.  During this time, she went to trucking school. One of Kays passions was to Travel the United States and she was able to do this with her truck driving.  She loved the freedom of the open road and adventures along her routes.  Her “Butterfly” handle was known by many drivers throughout the United States and Canada.  She was able to help fellow drivers with directions due to her ability to recall exit numbers and landmarks.  She maintained contact with many of her driver friends enjoying long conversations whenever possible. Kay lived in Sioux Falls for the past several years working for trucking companies before she retired.

Kay had the gift of gab and always had a story to tell.  She enjoyed sharing her enthusiasm for the many places she was able to visit and people she met.  She was involved in bowling leagues, horse shows and quilting for much of her life.  She loved to read and was knowledgeable about the history of our country. 

Kay was a horse enthusiast for much of her life.  She owned several horses and enjoyed riding especially in the mountains when she lived in Wyoming and Colorado.  She always loved to visit about horses and share stories of her many adventures with them.

She treasured her friendships from her school years and had reconnected with many from Selby in the past few years.  These friendships remained especially important to her.

Kay is survived by her daughter, Kim, and granddaughter, Katelyn, Colorado; sisters, Lori (Rick) Dump, Valley Springs, and Dee Ann Jensen, Sioux Falls; niece, Robyn (Salvador) Cruz and nephew, Ryan (Blythe) Dump; four great nephews, many cousins and friends around the country.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, step-parents, and one sister, Jolene.

Bernard Friessen

July 13, 1933 ~ December 11, 2020

Bernard Friessen, 87, Sioux Falls, passed peacefully, December 11, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bernard was born July 13, 1933, to John and Meta (Ehde) Friessen, in Bloomington, MN. He served in the United States Air Force. Bernie owned and operated A&T Body Shop for almost 50 years. He enjoyed his family, friends, hunting, fishing, and car shows.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Evelyn Reynolds, his daughters, Helen (Ken) Havener, Roxanne (Dennis Wurtz) Hinnenkamp; his sons, Dan Friessen, Rick Friessen, Marvin Friessen; six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; and many loved relatives.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Meta (Ehde) Friessen.

Martha Mae McKee

April 6, 1927 ~ December 6, 2020

Martha M. McKee, 93, Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Dow Rummel Village.  No services are planned at this time.

Martha Mae Kelsay, daughter of Elmer and Grace (Cutler) Kelsay, was born April 6, 1927, in St. Paul, MN. She married Ted R. McKee in December 1947. 

Everyone that spent time with Martha loved her spunky attitude.  She was a happy and easy going individual that enjoyed playing bingo, going shopping and taking day trips with friends.  She loved to sing along with the radio, read, and watch TV.  Hobbies included knitting, crocheting, painting, and other needle work crafts.

Martha is succeeded by her children, Stephen McKee, Ted McKee, Letitia (McKee) Pierson, Raymond McKee, Kathleen (McKee) Beck and Robert McKee; 27 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Pauline Cottrell, St. Croix Falls, WI, Dorthy (Dot) Wilcoxen, Roscoe, IL, Alice Chadwick, Walnut Ridge, AK, and Odean (Butch) Kelsay, Cedar, MN.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Grace (Cutler) Kelsay; granddaughter, Christine Olsen McCreary, and grandson, Andrew Neeley.

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