Brian Edward Scrivner

March 18, 1970 ~ April 28, 2021

Brian E. Scrivner, 51, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the early morning hours, as he was walking to work, in Sioux Falls, SD.

No services are planned at this time.

Brian Edward Scrivner was born on March 18, 1970, to Lairie and Sally (McQuaid) Scrivner in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he spent much of his life.

To those of you who knew Brian, you know that he dealt with a great deal of adversity during his life, but he never lost his faith, nor his drive to push forward and look toward happiness and a making a better life. Brian was always willing to offer support and assistance to friends and loved ones alike; No matter what challenges he faced in his own life, he never lost his to drive overcome them and look for the positive message in every life lesson.  

Brian was always willing to reach out, and try to find similarities between people, not focus on their differences. It was perhaps his greatest strength.  Brian was always grateful for the love and friendships in his life, and always did his very best to stay in contact with everyone.  When we remember Brian, I know we will all remember his gentleness, kindness, and his genuinely thoughtful and caring spirit.

Brian is survived by his mother, Sally, and brother, Stephen (Linda) Scrivner. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Lairie.  

Wade Alan Schroeder

July 7, 1970 ~ April 21, 2021

Wade A. Schroeder, 50, Atlanta, GA, formerly, Corson, SD, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from coronary issues, in Birmingham, AL.

Memorial Services are planned for 2pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation with family present will begin at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial for Wade has been established.

Wade Alan Schroeder was born on July 7, 1970, to Lyle G and Helen (Nordstrom) Schroeder and lived on an acreage north of Corson, SD. His family moved into his childhood home of Corson, SD, in 1971, where he lived most of his life.  He was the third of four children and well-known to all residents of Corson.  Wade attended Valley Springs Elementary from kindergarten through 6th grade.  As a child, he was curious about how things worked, always up for a game of kickball or softball with the Corson kids, and helped out on his Grandpa Alex’s farm with hauling hay, walking beans or chasing cattle. He graduated from Brandon Valley High School in May 1988.  In high school, Wade worked at the Luxembourg Cafe in Corson and discovered his love for cooking.  Wade made many delicious meals and enjoyed cooking for others.  

Wade found his love of drawing and creating graphics while in high school and made a career out of his passion.  Wade attended Southeast Technical Institute located in downtown Sioux Falls and graduated with a graphic design degree. He designed many T-shirts for local sprint car drivers in his early 20’s.  Anyone could find Wade at Huset’s Speedway every weekend during racing season.  He enjoyed camping with friends and trips to Cancun Mexico.

Wade married Lori Mullenix on April 12, 2003.  They moved to northwestern Georgia in 2017, for work for Fast Signs. Wade loved the area. He had no fear and lived life to the fullest. He was bigger than life.  He had a quick-wit with one-liners followed by his mischievous grin, but he had a heart of gold and would help anyone anytime. 

Wade will be deeply missed by his mother, Helen Jacobson, Brandon; siblings, Deann (Brian) DenHerder, Luverne, MN, Aaron Schroeder, Brandon, Teresa Schroeder, Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Keaton Jackson, Nick DenHerder, Rachel DenHerder, Haley Berglund; step-children, Brandon Smith, Kelsey, and Kourtney Mullenix; four step-grandchildren, Madison, Hayleigh, Colt, and Haydn; Uncle Dennis (Aunt Joanne) Nordstrom, Orange, CT, Aunt Elaine Gustafson, Ortonville, MN, Uncle Myron Bunger, Harrisburg, SD, Aunt Joanne (Uncle Leo) Heggen, Brandon, SD, Aunt Karen (Uncle Bob) Saxer, Absarokee, MT, and Aunt Janelle Schroeder, Denver, CO; along with several cousins.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Lyle G. Schroeder; grandparents, Glenn and Arlene Schroeder, Alex and Ethel Nordstrom; uncles and aunts, Melvin and Shari Jones, Peggy Bunger, Neil and Glenice McNab, Carroll and Marietta Nordstrom, and Ronald Gustafson; and cousin, Damon Bunger. 

David Adkins Rothstein

June 15, 1942 ~ April 21, 2021

David A. Rothstein, 78, Brandon, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at his home in Brandon.

No services are planned at this time per his wishes.

David was the greatest DAD and PAPA and he will be greatly missed by all.  To know him, was to love him.  This is not a goodbye, but a “Till we see you again”. 

David will be deeply missed by his children, Dani (Joe) Bruntz, Brandon, and Julie Widmann, Brandon; grandchildren, Courtney and Chea Bruntz, Brooklyn and Trevor Widmann, and Jillyan Jackson; great-grandchildren, Brody and Conor Sullivan and Zoe Biliu; and one brother, John (Vicki) Rothstein.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and James L Rothstein; and his two brothers, Mike and Jim Rothstein. 

Thomas Leo Zimmer

November 9, 1960 ~ April 19, 2021

Tom L. Zimmer, 60, Sioux Falls, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at Ava’s House, after a brief illness.

A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 4-8pm, at the Cherry Rock Park picnic shelter, in Sioux Falls.

Tom will be deeply missed by his wife, Dede; his children, Beth (John) Williams, Jadyn Zimmer, Brea Zimmer, Zaya Zimmer and Joshua (Tina) West; three grandchildren, Lottie, Landry and Susan; siblings, Kathy (Dave) Lambertz, Brenda (Kevin) Frankman, John Zimmer, Robert (Lori) Zimmer, Joe (Kristie) Zimmer, Paul (Teresa) Zimmer, Mary Englund, and Sarah (Steve) Colford; brother-in-law, Robert Solheim, and Jim’s fiance (before he passed), Heidi Merkel.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Joyce, Francis, Carol and Jim.

Donna Marie Brese

May 17, 1955 ~ April 15, 2021

Donna Marie Brese, 65, Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Thursday, April 15, 2021, after a courageous battle with a terminal illness.

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, April 23, 2021, at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.  A Celebration of Life with friends and family to follow later that day; additional details to come. Please check back at for updates.

Donna Marie Scheffelmaer was born on May 17, 1955, in Harlem, MT, to Otto and Lela (Nielsen) Scheffelmaer.

Donna will be deeply missed by her husband, Ken Brese, Sioux Falls; children, Chris Buckman and Jim (Keri) Buckman, Sioux Falls; special daughter in law, Heather (Adam) Hooper, Glasgow, MT; grandchildren, Jada Buckman, Julia Buckman, Zac Pittman, Ethan, Alayna and Haylie; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Avianna and Milo; three brothers, Mitch Scheffelmaer, Robert (Candus) Scheffelmaer and Otto (Martha) Scheffelmaer; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lee Cumber; and sister-in-law, Ruth.

Trace Arthur Smykle

November 20, 1995 ~ April 12, 2021

Trace A. Smykle, 25, Sioux Falls, formerly Brandon, died Monday, April 12, 2021, unexpectedly at his home.

Visitation with family will be 5-7pm, Friday, April 16, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 1:30pm, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Heartland Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Trace’s name to Emily’s Hope or the Sioux Falls Humane Society.          

Trace Arthur Smykle was born November 20, 1995, as a twin brother to Ariel, to Troy and Diane (Mortrude) Smykle in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Chamberlain, SD, until his family moved to Brandon where Trace attended Brandon Valley High School. He was most recently employed at Fry-N-Pan as a cook.

Trace was a free spirit. He loved his friends, family, hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed the mountains. He liked to cook and wanted to backpack across America. He loved books, movies (especially about History and the Vikings) and music. His cat, “Skade” was his best buddy.

Trace fought the disease of addiction since he was 14 years old. Treatment was difficult, but he recently celebrated 7 months of sobriety. Addiction does not discriminate. His family requests that if you need help – please get it. Addiction is not a joke.

Survived by his mother, Diane (Brian) Eide, Sioux Falls; siblings, Ariel Smykle (his twin-sister), Sioux Falls, Talynn Smykle, Sioux Falls, Beldaran Eide, Sioux Falls and Derrek Hamilton, Sioux Falls; grandparents, Delores Mortrude, Dell Rapids, and Gary and Lynne Eide, Clear Lake; aunts and uncles, Todd Mortrude, Brandon, Clay (Michelle) Smykle, Brandon, Wayne Mortrude, Dell Rapids, Debbie (Curt) Jasper, Oak Grove, MN, Linda (Joel) Hanson, Valley Springs, Mark (Mindy) Smykle, Akron, IA, Carmen (Matt) Schmatz, Clear Lake, and Yvonne Smykle, Sioux Falls; cousins, Zoe Mortrude, John Mortrude, Seth Mortrude, Camryn Mortrude, Cole Smykle, Maci Smykle, Matt Jasper, Teryn Smykle, Kylie Murray, Shauna Allmon, Caleb Schmalz, Jadyn Schmalz, Jay Schmalz, Kristopher Smykle, Trinity Bates, and Paula Smykle.

Trace was preceded in death by his father, Troy Smykle; grandparents, John Mortrude and Ken and Joyce Smykle; and uncle, Greg Smykle.

Maxine Rae Peterson

September 16, 1942 ~ April 11, 2021

Maxine R. Peterson, 78, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following a stroke.

No Services are planned at this time.

Maxine Rae James was born September 16, 1942, in Brookings County, to Max and Bernice (Allstodt) James.  Maxine graduated from Brookings High School. She met Merle Peterson and the couple was married in March of 1960, in Brookings. Because Merle was in meat sales, the couple and their two children, traveled and lived in several locations around South Dakota. Eventually, Sioux Falls was home and Maxine went to work for the Sioux Falls VA as the director of the Canteen and assistant in Food Service.  In 1999, Maxine was flown to Dallas, TX, to be recognized by the United States VA Director for her Dedication to Service, for fifteen years at her position.

Maxine was first and foremost, a loving, caring, and devoted mother and wife to her family.  Holidays with her family were special times for everyone. Whether she was playing Tri-Dominos or watching sports on television, Maxine was enthusiastic.  She loved the Chicago Bears in football and Duke and Gonzaga college basketball and was glued to every game during March Madness. Maxine also had an immense love for her dog, Lucky.

Maxine will be deeply missed by her husband of over sixty years, Merle; two children, Rick (Michelle) Peterson, Sioux Falls, and Kristi (Ryan Putnam) Bassett, Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, Dalton, Taylor, Drake, McKenzie, Caden, Tara, Jeff, Jaris, and Jordan; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob James; and many nieces, and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Bernice (Allstodt) James; one son (at birth), Randall; one grandchild, Eric Boyd; and two brothers, Richard and Raymond.

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.

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