James E. Stout

April 11, 1938 ~ April 5, 2021

James E. Stout, 82, Sioux Falls, died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, from recent health issues.      

James E. Stout was born April 11, 1938, to Gene and Letha (Ewen) Stout in Lewistown IL.  The family moved to Denver, CO, where he graduated from Cherry Creek High School. Following graduation from high school, he was drafted into the Navy where he served on the USS Bon Homme Richard.  Following discharge from the Navy in December of 1959, he attended Northern State in Aberdeen, SD, where he played football and wrestled.  Jim graduated from Northern in 1963 and was hired to teach high school and coach football and wrestling in Yankton, SD.

Jim married Sheila Smith of Aberdeen, SD, in 1964, and they had two children; Nancy (Matt) Kiesow, from Brandon, SD, and Jenni (Tony) Taylor, from Boise, ID.  He also had three grandchildren, Riley Kiesow, Sioux Falls, SD, Delaney Kiesow, Brandon, SD, and Tucker Stout, Portland, OR.

Jim left teaching and worked an assortment of jobs until he found his passion in environmental consulting.  In 1984, Jim and Sheila moved from Yankton, SD, to Sioux Falls, SD.  During this time, he continued to be active as an official, for football and wrestling, for the high school and college ranks.  He would often come home with many humorous stories from the games on the field or matches on the mat and even the shenanigans with his officiating crew. In 1990, Jim was inducted into the Northern State Hall of Fame for Wrestling and Football. In 1994, Jim and Sheila moved to Golden, CO. where he eventually started his own environmental consulting firm.  Jim sold his business and retired in 2016.  He and Sheila then moved back to Sioux Falls, SD, after 23 years in Golden, CO.

Jim will be deeply missed by his immediate family as well as his sister, Janet (Fred) Daley, Idaho, and so many extended family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Isabel (Duane) Riedel, Aberdeen, SD; and two brothers, Bill (Gloria) Stout, and Bob (Charlene) Stout, Colorado.

Jim has requested no funeral or memorial services, but instead, he wanted everyone to go out for dinner in his honor and have a toast for him!  GO BRONCO’S!!

Lori-Ann Therese Forrester

October 2, 1958 ~April 5, 2021

Lori-Ann Therese Forrester 62, of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully, in her home April 5, 2021, with her loving family beside her.

Lori wanted her ashes to be placed next to her late husband in Greer, SC.  Her daughters and grandchildren will be honoring her wishes with a private service in Greer, SC.

Lori-Ann Therese Tombaga was born October 2, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Janet Masano Mori and Pedro Castro Tombaga Sr.  Lori was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to California, where she graduated high school. She moved to Sioux Falls, SD, and worked at Electric Rainbow Arcade and had 2 daughters, Nicole Leilani Lampkin and Theresa Marie Masano Pacheco. Lori-Ann then met and married her late husband, Buck Forrester and had her youngest daughter, Melissa Ann Yaeko Forrester. While living in Greer, SC, she worked at Winn- Dixie and Walmart, as a cake decorator, and was an active PTA mother. She was known as everyone’s mother and grandmother; accepting everyone as family. In 2003, she met her life companion, Travis Joseph Buehner, whom she lived with the remainder of her life, raising her granddaughter, Keanah Lori Yukiko Lampkin.

She enjoyed various hobbies such as: gardening, cooking and traveling.

Grateful for having shared her life was Travis Beuhner; daughters, Nicole Lampkin, Theresa (Michael) Pacheco, Melissa Forrester; grandchildren, Keanah (Steven) Diaconu, Kyle Nagel, and Nicholas Pacheco; brothers, Robert “Bobby” Del Rosario, Randy (Cheryl) Del Rosario, Pedro (Julie) Tombaga, Darryl Tombaga and Derek Engelbrecht; and many nieces and nephews.

Lori-Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Janet and Bob Engelbrecht; late husband, Buck Forrester; and one niece, Brandy Del Rosario.

Robert “Bob” Merle Hoyer

September 20, 1949 – April 2, 2021

Robert M. Hoyer, 71, Sioux Falls, died Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Sandford USD Medical Center, from a cardiac arrest. 

Memorial Service visitation will be held at Noon, Friday, April 23, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, with an informal service at 1:30 pm, and Full Military Honors following. Please join us for refreshments at the Military Heritage Alliance Center, 1700 West Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD, immediately following the Military Honors.

        

Bob was born on September 20, 1949, in Sundance, WY, to Merle and Tillie (Rohebach) Hoyer. He served in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Bob met the love of his life, Anne, in 1979, and the two were married on April 23, 1994. Bob was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed fishing and camping, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing cards or dice, or some kind of board game.

Bob is survived by his children, Adrian (Shawna) Honomichl, Charity (Donny) Koory, and Michelle Hoyer; ten grandchildren, Tyson Viessman, Sean Schlueter, Lexey Enstad, Mariah Hoyer, Kaitlyn Koory, Kayle Koory, Hayden Hupertz, Tristen Koory, Elijah Hoyer and Savannah Dove; and great-grandchildren, Zyon Hoyer, Oaklynn Viessman, Declan Viessman and, soon to be born, Zayvion Hoyer; siblings, June Thomas, Charlotte (William) Nelson, Glenn Hoyer, Patty (Charlie) Bell; as well as many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Anne Hoyer; parents, Merle and Tillie (Rohebach) Hoyer; and siblings, Laura Lea Hoyer and Michael Hoyer.

William Thomas Roberts

March 5, 1968 ~ February 22, 2021

William Thomas Roberts, 52, Sioux Falls, SD, died unexpectedly, Monday, February 22, 2021, in Oklahoma.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD, from 5-7pm, with family present.  Funeral will be 11am, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Burial will follow at the Chancellor Reformed Cemetery, Chancellor, SD.  Masks are required and social distancing is expected.  No more than 80 persons will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service although Visitation will be unlimited.

William was born March 5, 1968, in Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy and Bonnie (Meier) Roberts. Will graduated in 1986 from Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, and shortly thereafter joined the United States Army Reserves.  He went on to then join the United States Navy, where he served in the Gulf War, after completing his post-secondary education at the University of South Dakota. Second only to his military service, was his passion and commitment to being an over the road truck driver, and riding his Harley every-chance he got. William was full of life; a friendly and outgoing guy that could befriend anyone he talked to. 

William will be so very deeply missed by his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Teresa Roberts, and brother, Buddy Roberts, Jr., both of Sioux Falls; William is also survived by sister, Barbara; brother, Rob, a special friend, and Aunt Marge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Muriel Kay Winkel

March 27, 1937 ~ February 19, 2021

Muriel K. Winkel, 83, Manteno, IL, and formerly, Sioux Falls, SD, and George, IA, died Friday, February 19, 2021, in St. Mary’s Hospital, in Kankakee, IL.

A Memorial Service is set for 11am, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, IA. Burial will be at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, in George, Iowa. In lieu of flowers or plants, Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 565, Manteno, IL 60950.

Muriel Kay Winkel was born to Edward and Annetta (Meinerts) Winkel, at home in rural George, IA, on March 27, 1937.  She attended country school at Rock Township #3 and graduated from Wilson High School (Rock Rapids, IA), in 1955.  Muriel attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, for one year before transferring to Methodist School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA, where she graduated in 1959.  She worked as a registered nurse in several Veteran’s Administration Hospitals in Downey, IL, Omaha, NE, and the greatest majority, at Sioux Falls, SD, where she retired in 1993. 

In 2002, Muriel moved to Manteno, Illinois, to be near her grandchildren, and daughter, Sheryl.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who called her “Oma”.  She painted many beautiful pictures using oils and acrylics. Muriel loved playing dominos and taking trips to Iowa and South Dakota to visit family and friends when she was able.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manteno, Illinois.

Muriel will be deeply missed by her daughter, Sheryl (Kevin) Werner, Manteno, Illinois; two grandchildren, Anna, age 18, and Luke, age 12; two nephews, Dr. Elden (Wendy) Rand and Ryan (Kayla) Rand and their families of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, along with many cousins.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Edward, 1979, and Annetta, 2000; one sister, Evelyn Rand, 2001; and her niece, Susan (Rand) Hill, 2017.

Online condolences may be left here on this page or can be emailed to Sheryl and her family, at murielkaywinkel@gmail.com.

Mary Anne McGruder

December 27, 1955 ~ February 6, 2021

Mary McGruder, 65, Sioux Falls, departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Mary Anne Bue was born on December 27, 1955, in Milbank, SD, to Lyle and Ione Bue. She was joined in marriage to Major F. McGruder in the summer of 2009. She worked at Dow Rummel Village as a CNA until 2016. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends more than anything else. Her grandkids were her world, always looking forward to their visits, crafts, and stories. She loved to spend time reading books, especially mystery novels.

Mary is survived by three of her children, Steve Brotzel, and grandson Grayson; Eliza (Brian) Harris and grandchildren McKelle, McKaila, Zachary, and Isaiah; and Major (Paige) McGruder; as well as three grandchildren from her late son, Marshall, RaeLynn, Carter and Kinleigh. She is also survived by her six siblings, Sandi Bue Whiting, Oklahoma, Richard (Carla) Bue, Connecticut, Carol Bue Collier, South Dakota, Tom Bue, South Dakota, David (Lynne) Bue, South Dakota, and Alan (Cindy) Bue, Minnesota; as well as a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mary is predeceased by her parents, Lyle and Ione Bue; her husband, Major F. McGruder; and her son, Marshall McGruder.

Hildegarde Lucille Jagow

July 16, 1931 ~ January 21, 2021

Hildegarde L. Jagow, 89, Sioux Falls, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at her home in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Appleton, MN.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to Lifescape or Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

Hildegarde Lucille Reinke was born on a very hot day, July 16, 1931, on the family farm near Carroll, MN to Julius Edward Reinke and Hulda Clara (Gallow) Reinke. She received her education in Carroll, MN, and Appleton, MN. Hildegarde married Raymond Jagow on February 21, 1948, in Appleton, MN. They had three children, Thomas, David, and Raechell. Being a mom was her greatest reward. Caring for her special-needs daughter, Raechell took her away from family events, but her daughter needed her the most. More than anyone, Raechell made a difference in her life. Hildegarde was employed in Ames, Iowa, and at Veteran’s Hospitals in St. Cloud, MN and, Sioux Falls.

Hildegarde will be deeply missed by her son, David (Viva) Jagow, Hardwick, MN; seven grandchildren, Chad, Brandon (Kati), Lex (Amanda), Jarod (Diane), Trisha, Amie (Shawn), and Cody (special friend, Allisen, and daughter, Avery); thirteen great-grandchildren, Evie, Rix, Preston, Aleksus, Knox, Taylor, Tanner, Madison, Austyn, Canyon, Hadynn, Rhian, and Charlie Ray; three sisters, Evie Zick, Morgan MN, Dorothy Borstad, Madison, MN, and Darlene (Jim) Vaala, Madison, MN; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ann and Hugh Harty.

Hildegard was preceded in death by two children, Thomas and Raechell; her parents; a baby brother; a sister; grandson, Lathe; great-grandson, Cub; and her former husband, Ray Jagow.

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. Livestreaming of the Funeral is available at LIVE Stream funeral service. 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; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Audrey Koplitz, Oshkosh, WI.

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

THE STORY OF AMARYLLIS “Amie” DUNGER

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 tbcsiouxfalls.org 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.

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