Bonnie Aileen Murray

October 31, 1955 ~ November 27, 2020

Bonnie A. Murray, 65, Sioux Falls, died Friday, November 27, 2020, at home with her family, after a brave battle with cancer.

A Private burial will be held.  A Public Visitation and Memorial will be held from 1 – 2:30pm, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home.  A continued Celebration of Bonnie’s Life will be at JJ’s Billiards (309 S Elmwood, Sioux Falls), from 3-5pm, also on Wednesday, Dec. 2, with light appetizers and drinks.

Bonnie Aileen Murray was born on October 31st, 1955 to Arnold and Elnor Murray. She was raised in Sioux Falls, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972. She worked with her family at Murray Construction, Murray Properties for 45 years. In those 45 years she worked with SF Housing, developing Multi-Family housing and aiding Housing and Urban Development to provide affordable housing for families in need. She was a pioneer in the industry, with her father and siblings. At the time of their retirement, they had over 500 housing units, and over 30 commercial spaces, including two historical buildings in Downtown Sioux Falls.

After her retirement in 2015, Bonnie enjoyed gardening and cooking with her grandchildren, Shelby and Casey, traveling with her best friend of 30+ years, Paula Koch, and spending time with her sister, Teri, nephew, Chad, and daughter, Ellison, playing card games and board games. She had many talents, including playing the piano and teaching her grandchildren how to crochet. Bonnie was an involved volunteer with CASA in Sioux Falls, and also helped her daughter develop and run a commercial rental unit in Brandon, SD, until her passing.

Bonnie will be deeply missed by her daughter, Ellison (Billy) Cutrer, Garretson; two grandchildren who were her entire world, Shelby and Casey; three siblings, Teri (James) Nace, Estelline, SD, James Murray, Sioux Falls, and Wayne Murray, AZ; several nieces and nephews; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews including Marcus and Aiden Nace; and her very special friend, Paula Koch, Beresford.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Elnor (Gilman) Murray; and one sister-in-law, JoAnn Murray.

Carlyle Richard Buskol

October 14, 1954 ~ November 13, 2020

Carlyle R. Buskol, 66, Sioux Falls, SD succeeded in fulfilling his life’s motto of “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital surround by his family after suffering many health issues over the years, most recently including a heart attack and multiple strokes. 

Services will happen at a later date due to the Covid Virus.

Carlyle Richard Buskol, son of Peter and Olga (Grosz) Buskol, was born October 14, 1954, in rural Olivet, SD. His family moved to Sioux Falls when he was 5 years old.

Carlyle married his love, Julie Ann on January 26, 1990. He worked various jobs throughout the years until he started his career as an over the road truck driver with his wife, until he was forced into retirement due to health issues. He and his wife enjoyed finding old antique thrift shops all over the US. Carlyle was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and loved to go head to head with his sister in law, Carla Kruger, about her love for the Minnesota Vikings. He loved music, but The Kinks, were his all-time favorite!  “Last Assembly” by the Kinks was his favorite song. 

While we have tried to find more fun and interesting things to put in here, we have decided that we don’t have many stories that would be considered “g-rated” or obituary appropriate. That being said, we are certain that everyone can think of at least one memory and/or story that involves Carlyle that will make you laugh, cry, scream, or his favorite, rolling your eyes (he may actually be doing that right about now.)

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of almost 31 years, Julie Ann Buskol, Sioux Falls, SD; his children, Jesse Buskol, Sioux Falls, SD, and Angie Wilson, Texas; his step children, Samantha Vogler, Hartford, SD, Adam (Ashley Rinder), Goodyear, Az, Andrea Rinder (Jason Brewer), Sioux Falls, SD, Zach Rinder, Sioux Falls, SD; two brothers, Skip (Beverly) Buskol, Mn, Ivan (Kathy) Buskol, Sioux Falls, SD; sister in law, Julie Ray Buskol; many more in laws; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; lots of great nieces and great nephews, as well as many more family members and his friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Buskol, in 2002; his mother, Olga Buskol, in 2015; his brother, Gary Buskol in 2005; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Egan, in 2005; his infant grandson, Jacob, in 2006; and his beloved dogs, Crystal and Buddy.

USAF MSGT Ronald Gene Cragoe, Ret.

February 10, 1936 ~ November 13, 2020

Ron G. Cragoe, 84, Sioux Falls, died Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center, in Sioux Falls, after a stroke.

Visitation will be 4-6pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon.  Funeral Services will be 1pm, Wednesday, November, 18, also at Heartland Funeral Home, with Full Military Honors.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN. Because of the Covid virus, masks are requested.  Service limits allow only 75 persons.

Ronald Gene Cragoe, son of Sidney and Eva (Lehmann) Cragoe, was born on February 10, 1936, in the village of Magnolia, Minnesota, where he grew up and attended his early education.  Ron’s mother Eva, worked at the Rock Café in Magnolia. Tuesday evenings, his first-grade math teacher would come to eat and help Ron with his math. When Ron reached his high school years, he attended school in Beaver Creek’s one-room schoolhouse. He completed his studies at the age of 15 and graduated in 1951. After graduation, Ron worked for farmers and driving trucks with his father for a few years. Ron was not sure what he wanted to do with his life until the Magnolia fair in 1953 when he spoke with a man named Ken Storm, who turned out to be a recruiter for the US Air Force. It was a few days later when Ron stopped at the bar for a beer. There was that same recruiter sitting at the bar. They began talking and before long, Ron had signed up to join the Air Force. The recruiter showed up at his family home to pick him up the next day and his mother Eva thought it was a joke until Mr. Storm presented the signed paperwork from the night before. Ron served his four years in France and was discharged. He waited the 91 days required before he enlisted again, serving four more years. Ron participated in the 1960 “Congolese Crisis”, earning his first letter of commendation before being discharged.

   He met the beautiful Barb Stoterau shortly after his return home. She wanted nothing to do with a guy, who was older and had been in the military for 8 years already. He did not give up. She made him prove that he was worth her time. He tried and tried to get her to go skating with him and she refused over and over.  One day, she gave in and it was not long after they were an inseparable couple. She had fallen for him. Try as they may, no one could keep them apart. November 26, 1961, they were married at the Methodist Church in Luverne, Minnesota. Their union was blessed with three children: Darci, Sheri, and Kelly. They made their first home together in Beaver Creek, MN. In 1963, they moved their young family to Sioux Falls, SD, where Barb was kept busy taking care of their home and children while Ron continued his military career. In 1967, they moved their family again to Brandon, SD. In the mid-80s, the family moved to Rapid City, SD, for several years. In 1989, Ron found himself in Panama’s “Operation Just Cause”, where he once again was recognized with a letter of commendation. Ron now served in the Air Guard until 1996, for a total of almost 44 years Air Force, when he retired. He drove a tour bus for various tour companies and hauled the mail in his “retirement years.”

   After retirement Barb and Ron shared their time between Sioux Falls, and their winter home in Harlingen, Texas.  While in South Dakota, Ron participated in dirt track racing both from the pits and then later from the stands. He was a lifetime fan of racing. While in Texas he loved to play games and the court’s potlucks. Ron and Barb saw the world together. They did not care where they were going as long as they were on their way. Life was an adventure! After Barb’s death in 2019, Ron moved to Primrose Retirement Community where he made many friends with whom he enjoyed spending time with. Ron had a very strong work ethic and was always trying to achieve more. His big heart and generous nature were always evident.

   Ron will be deeply missed by his three children, Darci (Todd) Sharlow, Sioux Falls, SD, and Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes, Hills, MN, and Kelly Cragoe, Springfield, SD; four grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; along with a host of extended family and friends.

   Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Barb; parents, Sydney and Eva Cragoe; and one sister, Fran.

Donald Farrel Seubert

June 30, 1934 ~ November 4, 2020

Donald F. Seubert, 86, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at his home in Sioux Falls, after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Don will be at 1pm, Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home and will be shared on Zoom.  A link to the Zoom and other options to listen are posted at the end of this obituary. Masks are required and the service will be limited to 75 attendees at Heartland Funeral Home. 

The family requests that memorials be made to Jehovah’s Witnesses in lieu of flowers. 

Donald Farrell Seubert, son of Benjamin and Genevieve (Pool) Seubert, was born on June 30, 1934, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Don was raised on a farm south of Sioux Falls.  Don attended country school during his early years in rural Sioux Falls, and later concluded his formal education at Washington High School.  Don later moved to New York and was a property manager for up to 30 brownstone buildings in Brooklyn Heights, NY, for over 30 years. 

Don was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of six, in 1940.  He was a full-time minister for 16 years in an effort to bring God’s promises for people and this earth mentioned in the Bible.  As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Don volunteered in assisting in the construction and building of many Kingdom Halls.  He was very instrumental in the insulation department of the halls throughout New York and the Midwest. 

Don first met Jeanne Accardi at a Gilead graduation in Ithaca, NY.  On November 27, 1965, Don married the love of his life. This marriage was blessed with three children: Jeanna, Donna, and Mark.   In 1986, Don moved his family back to Sioux Falls, to care for his aging parents. Don worked various jobs as a sanitation engineer, mowing lawns, delivering furniture, and buying and selling cars at the auto auction in Tea, SD.

Don had a very strong work ethic and a big heart.  His generous nature was always evident when he was visiting with people.   Don loved ice cream, candy and free coffee.  Don had a great sense of humor.  He always had a smile on his face and an infectious laugh.  Don loved Cadillacs and collected many cars over the years. 

Don will be deeply missed by his wife, Jeanne, Sioux Falls; two daughters, Jeanna Seubert, Sioux Falls, SD, and Donna (Jeff) Serna, Lyman, SC; one son, Mark Seubert, Elk River, MN; five grandchildren, Alexus, Andrew, and Brielle Rieff, Anthony and Isabella Seubert; one brother-in-law, John (Irene) Accardi, Westfield, MA; one sister-in-law, Joanne Seubert, Melbourne, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Genevieve Seubert; one sister, Marlyse Held; and one brother, Merlyn Seubert.  


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Patricia Delaine Edwards

May 22, 1941 ~ November 1, 2020

Patricia D. (Wilts-Wingen) Edwards, 79, Sioux Falls, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2020, with her children by her side at the Bethesda Care Center in Beresford, SD. 

No services are planned at this time.

Patty Delaine Leeper was born on May 22, 1941, on a farm in Turner County, South Dakota, near Hurley, to Everett and Olga (Wolf) Leeper.  Patty grew up on several farms in the area of Canova/Howard, SD.  Although she did not graduate from high school, Patty was a smart, resilient woman and met Donovan (Porky) Wilts and those two married on November 26, 1960. From this union, three amazing children were born.  Patty was a stay at home mom and as the youngest was getting older, she began her career in the hospitality business working at such places as Holiday Inn Airport Lounge, Crack’d Pot Restaurant, Red Lantern Lounge, and Western Steak House, to name a few.  Patty had a gift of compassion for people and her strong-willed determination and hard work ethic were instilled into the kids.  Whenever they would go somewhere, they always ran into someone she knew, greeting them with her beautiful smile. Patty married Larry Wingen on June 3, 1983, and shared life and companionship with him until he passed in March of 1999.  Patty was a huge fan of country music and loved to dance.  Her greatest gift was to cook she had many dishes that are still being made today.  Lots of loving memories were made and her children will cherish them forever.

Patty is survived by sons, Terry (Wendy) Wilts, Spirit Lake, IA, and Thomas (Bobbi) Wilts, El Paso, TX; and daughter, Kathleen Wilts, Omaha, NE; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Seth, Alexandra, Samantha, and Charlene; Step-son, Timothy Wingen; his children, Cole, Kylie and Andrea (Annie). 

The family would like thank all the caregivers that Patty has had over the past few months.  The compassion and love you gave our Mom was amazing.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you direct your memorials to a charity of your choice.

David Lee Klundt

April 18, 1943 ~ October 30, 2020

David L. Klundt, 77, Mount Vernon, SD died Friday, October 30, 2020, at his home from recent health complications.

No services are planned at this time and burial with Full Military Honors planned for a summer date.

David Lee Klundt, son of Leon and Louise (Dunne) Klundt, was born April 18, 1943, in Gregory, SD. He married Sharon R. Brewer on May 29, 1965, in Waynesville, MO.  

David will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years Sharon, Mt. Vernon, SD; one daughter, Jennie (Richard) Dean, Brandon, SD; three grandchildren, Balaun (Eric) Freaker, Cassandra Dean, Trevor (Sierra) Dean; one step-great-grandchild, Remington; one sister, Mavis (Jim) Potter, Sturgis, SD; one brother-in-law, Bradford Baker, Idaho Falls, ID; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Klundt, Kadoka, SD, and Jane Klundt, Sioux Falls, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Louise (Dunne) Klundt; siblings, Alice Baker, Lyle Klundt, Delmar Klundt, and grandparents-in-law, Albert and Ruth Smith.

Timothy Robert Fahey

September 23, 1976 ~ October 24, 2020

Timothy R. Fahey, 44, Brandon, SD died on Saturday, October 24, 2020 as a result of a traffic accident in Sioux Falls, SD. 

There will be a private family service. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date… Pending the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.

Timothy Robert Fahey was born on September 23, 1976, to Robert and Susan (Pogge) Fahey in Brookings, South Dakota.  While growing up Tim and his family lived in many cities in South Dakota. While living in Pierre, Tim developed his love of racing RC cars, wrestling, fishing, and the outdoors.    

Tim’s abilities at racing RC cars led to traveling the nation and winning many competitions. He competed from Montana to New Jersey and several states throughout the Midwest.

In 1988, Tim and his family moved to Brandon, SD. Tim got involved in AAU wrestling at a very young age. His hard work paid off, allowing him to make the Brandon Valley High School Varsity Team while in the eighth grade. Tim graduated early from Brandon Valley High School in 1995.  He worked as a Landscape Designer for Splitrock Nursery and Landscaping of Brandon, SD for 20 plus years. Later he was employed by All Seasons Inc., Harrisburg, SD.

Tim’s love for fishing and hunting also started at a very young age. He continued as an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life. He had a passion for elk hunting in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

In 2006, Tim married Kristen Schumann. Their 13 years of marriage lead to the greatest joy of their lives their son. Everett was born in 2013. Tim shared his love for the outdoors with his son. The outdoors was Tim’s chapel. The outdoors is where he went to find peace, solace, and strength. He realized all of nature’s beauty came from the Lord.  Tim’s deep knowledge and love for nature are reflected in Everett. They enjoyed their time fishing and hunting together. Don’t challenge Everett to a “Creek Chub” catching contest. His Daddy taught him well.

Timothy is survived by his son, Everett Fahey and Everett’s mother Kristen (Schumann) Fahey; his parents, Robert and Susan (Pogge) Fahey; two sisters, Laura (Jeff) Ceroll, Dell Rapids, and Traci Nichols. Nieces: Thea Hanneman; Madyson and Peyton Nichols. Nephews: Ty Finke; Jameyson and Greyson Nichols. Great nephews: Weston, Judah, and Bohden Hanneman. Grandmother Leona Fahey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends that loved him very much.

Tim was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Roy Fahey and maternal grandparents Louis and Norma Pogge. 

James Fred Wehde

June 2, 1933 ~ October 24, 2020

James Wehde, 87, Garretson, died Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the Centerville Care and Rehab Center from Covid-19.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home. Social Distancing and masks are requested. Funeral services will begin at 1pm Wednesday, October 28, also at Heartland.  Due to Covid restrictions, only 75 persons will be allowed to attend the service. Burial will be at Swedona Covenant Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Swedona Covenant Church in James’ memory. 

James Fred Wehde was born June 2, 1933, to Herbert and Myrtle (Eggers) Wehde, on the farm where he still resided. He attended Eggers Country School and graduated from Brandon High School in 1951. James purchased the Eggers School and in 1993 donated it to the Heritage Park at Augustana University.

James married Violet Nordstrom on September 12, 1953, at Swedona Covenant Church.  The couple had two sons, Jon Fred and James Dean.  James was employed as a hired farm hand and at Swenson’s Plumbing and Heating. He later operated a corn sheller within the region for many years.  James started his dairy with two cows and ended it with seventy.  Eventually he changed over to crop farming with his son, Jim. James was very mechanical and could easily repair or modify the machinery.  He loved to help by driving the combine or the grain semi when he could. He was an inventor with several patents.  James also was a realtor/broker with Northfield Realty.

James found time around his farming and realty business to serve in many boards including: Swedona Church as Chairman, the Swedona Cemetery, Mapleton Township, Brandon Valley School, Union Gospel Mission, Eggers School Guild, Nordland Heritage Foundation, and the SD American Agriculture Movement.  James also loved to read as a pastime, was a licensed pilot for a 172 Cessna, and was an avid collector of old tractors.

James will be deeply missed by his wife of 67 years, Vi; two sons, Jon (Lisa), Eagle River, AK, and Jim (Deb), Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, Carolyn (Arie) Koster, Carman, Manitoba, Canada, Barbara (Nathan) Swenson, Afton, MN, Emily (Dallas) Harder, Sioux Falls, Brendan (Julia) Wehde, Goldsboro, NC, Cecilia Wehde, Anchorage, AK, and Dawn Wehde, Nome, AK; and one sister, Bonnie Bly, Garretson and also special friends Mavis and Laura Moret, and Kathy (K.C) Wehde. 

James is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Myrtle (Eggers) Wehde; one brother and his wife, Harlan and (Dorothy) Wehde; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Bly.

We gratefully thank the care team at Centerville Care and Rehab for the kind care they gave James.

Aleida Marie Meyerhoff

January 18, 1940 ~ October 8, 2020

Aleida Marie Meyerhoff, 80, Sioux Falls, was received into the embrace of our Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020, after a brief stay at Dougherty Hospice House.

Visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Monday, October 12, 2020, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sioux Falls, SD.  Funerals Services will begin at 10:30am, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, also at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow (12:45pm), at Evergreen Cemetery, George, IA.

Here is the link for the Live Stream of Aleida’s funeral on Tuesday.


Aleida Marie Dreesen was born in Pipestone County, Minnesota, on January 18, 1940, to Ralph and Aalke (Groen) Dreesen. She and six of her cousins were all named Aleida after their grandmother. The family of 7 lived on a farm outside of town where her parents instilled a strong belief that she needed to “lead, follow, or get out of the way”! Aleida chose to lead. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1958 and embarked on a life of serving others as an example of her strong faith in Jesus Christ. 

    Aleida married Harry Lee Meyerhoff on November 28, 1961. This union was blessed with three children; Brenda, Keith, and Arla. The family made their home in George while Harry was employed with DGR.  In 1987, DGR opened a facility in Sioux Falls, SD that prompted a move for Harry & Aleida. Aleida was always straight to the point and a leader. She was employed as a CNA in various departments of the Sioux Valley Health System. Quite often she was known to be an advocate for those she cared for. She wasn’t known for her political correctness, but she ALWAYS went the extra step to ensure people had what they needed. When Aleida worked in the oncology unit she and Harry were known to visit people who had no family. She was truly a caretaker in all aspects of her life. She would ask people to keep her in the loop of what was going on just so she could know how best to serve their needs.

    Sometimes, after they visited the hospital, she and Harry would use their coupon book to find a new restaurant to try.  Although they loved to eat out, they didn’t have a favorite place. The favorite part was the people (and ice cream), not the place. After Harry died in 2000 Aleida continued to serve others.  She was part of many groups of ladies; the 12-pack, the 6-pack, Coffee Party ladies, Active Generation friends, Bible Study ladies and she made lasting friendships from her time at Sanford. She made sure to check in with her group of ladies daily.  

    Aleida loved to play card and board games. She loved the conversations she and the ladies had on the phone. In her early days surrounding the holidays were busy with cookie making! She and her crews would produce 1000s of cookies. If you were lucky enough to make cookies with her the only requirement was to bring an empty ice cream pail so you could take some home. She always provided the ingredients and space. Aleida had it down to a science after a short time. The table was raised on coffee cans for the next 40 years or so to make it easier to frost her legendary cut-out cookies. There were all kinds of cookies, but they were all a gift for someone.  

   Aleida will be remembered for her kindness to others, her dedication to family, and her devotion to serve others. In the days close to her death her greatest desire was to let everyone she cared for know they are important and they are loved.

    Sadly, Aleida, 80, Sioux Falls, was received into the embrace of our Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020, after a brief stay at Dougherty Hospice House.  

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Doug) Medalen Sioux Falls, SD; Arla Schultz, Luverne, MN; daughter-in-law, Carol Meyerhoff, Sheldon IA, eight grandchildren, Lee (Amanda) Medalen, Sioux Falls, SD, Heather (Justin) Hanson, Sioux Falls, SD, Aaron (Mya) Van Der Stoep, Parker, SD, Adam (Shaelee) Van Der Stoep, Hamilton, MI, Amanda Schultz, Luverne, MN, Katie (Pat) Berger, Dakota Dunes, SD, Christie (Seth) Lloyd, Moville, IA, Karrie (Josh Rogers) Meyerhoff, Sioux City, IA; 17 great-grandchildren, one brother, Orvel (Karen) Dreesen, Ellsworth, MN; and a host of other family and friends.

Aleida was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her son, Keith; her sister, Anna Mae (Bill) Green; two brothers, Dick (Dolores) Dreesen; Ben (Grace, Norma, Thelma) Dreesen; her parents, Ralph and Aalke Dreesen; and her parents-in-law, Ted and Ursula Meyerhoff.

“I Love You.  That’s It. Bye Bye!”

David Arthur Wommack

February 2, 1941 ~ September 30, 2020

David A. Wommack, 79, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, September 30, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life is being planned so please check back for more information.

A burial service will be scheduled for the SD Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls, next summer.

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