Margaret Katherine (Boehmer) Bullis

October 18, 1946 ~ June 19, 2021

Margaret K. Bullis, 74, Ipswich, SD, died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Memorial service will be Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 3-6pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (825 12th Avenue SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401). Casual attire preferred.

Margaret Katherine Boehmer was born to Woodrow and Opal (Meinen) Boehmer on October 18, 1946 in Mitchell, SD. She graduated from high school from Mitchell, SD and married Jay Bullis on June 14, 1974 in Alexandria, SD. They lived in various places due to her husband’s construction jobs until they settled in Aberdeen, SD.

Margaret ran a daycare when her children were young. She also worked for a candy factory and later in life she worked in the reservation center for the Super 8 Hotel, as well as the many name changes that they went through before she retired.

Margaret loved her plants and enjoyed collecting cookbooks, even reading them like a book.

She leaves behind a son, Scott Hoffman; and a daughter, Lisa Dyce; brother, David (Elaine) Boehmer, Beesville, TX; and one aunt, Esther Meinen, Mitchell; and several cousins.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Bullis; her parents, Woodrow and Opal Boehmer; and three brothers, Delbert, Dwight and Dean; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Delilah “Dee Dee” Mae Moreno

April 1, 1939 ~ June 20, 2021

Dee Dee Moreno, 82, Brandon, died Sunday, June 20, 2021, at her residence, Helping Hands Assisted Living in Brandon, after a three-year battle with cancer. Dee Dee was born April 1, 1939, in Belle Fourche, SD, to James and Grace (Stober) Riley.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Helping Hands (1000 Teakwood, Brandon).

Mark Harley Sievers

August 30, 1955 ~ June 21, 2021

Mark H. Sievers, 65, Sioux Falls, died Monday, June 21, 2021, after complications with a surgery.

Funeral services will be 1:30pm, Monday, June 28, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Swedona Covenant Cemetery.

Mark Harley Sievers was born August 30, 1955 to Harley and Harriet (Nordstrom) Sievers in Sioux Falls.

Mark graduated from Brandon Valley High School and then Dakota State University with a degree in education. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from South Dakota State University. He was a teacher/counselor for many years. He was presently employed by Century Link where he worked as a commercial dispatcher (load specialist) for 27 years. He transferred from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls in 2015.

Since moving to Sioux Falls, he attended and was a member of Swedona Covenant Church, rural Brandon, where he had been baptized and confirmed. Mark enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Whine in Minnesota, he attended many local games. He loved flowers and frequently brought plants or bouquets to his mother, with no special occasion needed. He had a quiet and loving spirit. Mark was a survivor. Beginning at age 3 in an auto accident, a job-related accident at age 19 resulting in permanent injuries, major injuries from a house fire in 2015 and most recently major surgery, he persevered. He accepted the outcome and repeatedly picked up the pieces and went on with life. While recuperating from surgery at his mother’s home, the Lord took him home without pain and suffering, by a heart attack. May he rest in peace.

Mark is survived by his mother and step-father, Harriet and David Wehde, Brandon, SD; one brother, Ken (Cindy) Sievers, Casper, WY; a very special Godmother, Vi Wehde; many cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Harley Sievers; Godfather, James Wehde; and best friend, Charles Fredrickson.

Kyle Scott Baas

August 12, 1967 ~ June 12, 2021

Kyle S. Baas, 53, Alexandria, SD, died Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-8pm, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at RJ’s Bar and Grill, on Main Street, Alexandria, SD.

He was born in Mitchell, SD, to Peter and Jeanette (Cain) Baas on August 12, 1967. He was raised in Mitchell and also in California. When he returned to South Dakota, he drove truck for most of his life for East River Lumber & Grain and A&A Express. He enjoyed riding motorcycle, living in Florida, and the Sturgis Bike Rally. He especially loved spending time with Grandma Goldie. He had two companion dogs, Liberty and Harley, whom he loved very much.

Kyle is survived by his wife, Virginia; one son, Sean, of Alexandria; his mother and step-father, Jeanette (Dale) Schroeder, Mitchell; siblings, Kallan Paulson, Mt Vernon, Kathy Van Lacken, Peoria Heights, IL, Tiffany Wendt, St. Paul, Duane Baas, Huron, and Lenny Baas, St. Paul; and numerous extended family members.

Kyle is preceded in death by his father.

Benjamin “Wes” Garcia

November 12, 1953 ~ June 5,2021

Benjamin “Wes” Garcia, age 67, of Hettinger, ND; formerly of Sioux Falls, SD; died early Saturday morning, June 5,2021, at West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

Cremation has taken place. The family intends to have a small service for Wes to remember him and pay respects at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD.  Please check back for updates on time and location for the services. 

As many knew him, Wes was a Reverend, teacher, therapist, and, of course, a model train enthusiast. During his time on Earth, Wes tried to take care of everyone and give his full attention to the people he loved the most. Yet, his ability to bring people together for a common goal is what leaves an impact on so many he was able to meet in his life. 

Wes was an active member of the Downtown Kiwanis in Sioux Falls and the DSED train club.  He served for many years on the diversity committee for Minnehaha County.  He was involved in many groups and activities that promoted equality and diversity.

During his battle with COP (Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia) Wes never gave up hope. Even until the end, he knew he was going to meet the Lord due to his devout faith and made sure he spent time passing his memories on to others. 

Wes is survived by his wife, Janet, Hettinger, ND; 2 daughters, Amie (Brett) Henderson, Hettinger, ND; and Carolynn (John) Moore, Springfield, VA; a son, Chris Garcia, Minneapolis, MN; and grandchildren, Isaiah, and Isaac Moore; Alyssa, Luke, and Olivia Henderson, and his brother Eugene Garcia, Hettinger, ND. 

Wes is preceded in death by his parents Benito & Blanche Garcia. 

Brian Nick Honken

September 6, 1963 ~ June 2, 2021

Brian N. Honken, 57, Sioux Falls, died Monday, June 2, 2021, at the Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, after a long battle with cancer.

No services are planned at this time.

Brian Nick Honken was born in Sioux Falls, SD on September 6, 1963 to Willie and Gladys (Swier) Honken.  He was one of four boys.  Brian graduated from Brandon Valley High School.  He was a very compassionate person especially to the elderly.  Family and friends meant so much to him and he missed his brothers very much.

Grateful for having shared his life are his daughter, Katie and his son, Mark, of Arkansas; parents, Willie and Gladys Honken, Sioux Falls; other special people in Brian’s life include Lori Honken, Omaha; Karen Pearson, Alcester; Ron Bosch, Sioux Falls; Elaine Swier, Crooks; Vonnie Baumberger, Dell Rapids; and Tracey Kuemper, Sioux Falls; his beloved dog, Zoie; and many nieces and nephews.

Brian is preceded in death by his three brothers, Mark, Brad and Chad; and his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation in Brian’s memory.

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.

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