Robert Joseph Pollock

December 26, 1960 ~ June 11, 2014

pollock,bob_ovalRobert (Bob) J. Pollock, 53, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage.

Memorial services will be 11:00am, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Fr. David Stevens officiating.
Robert Joseph Pollock was born in Sioux Falls on December 26, 1960, to Bob and Maggie (Mertens) Pollock. He attended Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls and graduated in 1979.

On May 23, 1992, he was united in marriage with Lori Ann Davis. They have one daughter, Monica Lu. Bob was a loving husband to his wife, Lori and a caring and devoted father to Monica.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing with his daughter, and all types of hunting with friends and family for antelope and pheasant. He loved spending time outdoors with his dog and taking drives in the country with his wife. His other passion was car restoration – especially his 1970 Mustang – and car racing. Bob had fun times in the mud races and demolition derbies and always enjoyed watching NASCAR. Not only did he work on his own cars, he also helped countless friends and relatives repair and restore their vehicles.

Bob worked hard his entire life. He started out at Standard Oil on 10th & Cliff while still in high school. He worked for Ace Neon Signs, and then his automotive career took him to TMA and Big O Tires, all in Sioux Falls. Bob took over the family business, A-1 Cleaning, after the death of his father, and continued its successful operation. While self-employed, Bob also kept busy with side jobs; most recently working for Youth Enrichment Services.

All who knew and loved Bob, knew of his skill as a carpenter and craftsman. He used that gift to design and construct their home, and to transform old appliances and other forlorn items into gleaming, functional works of art.

Bob will be missed.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lori, and their daughter, Monica; three sisters: Debra (John) Peters of Sioux Falls, Patty (Rod) Rand of Maynard, MN, Laurie (Scott) Markley of Sioux Falls; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin, Gary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Youth Enrichment Services or Pheasants Forever in Bob’s memory.

Jewel Richard Husby

July 12, 1933 ~ June 8, 2014


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Jewel R. Husby, 80, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Bethany Nursing Home in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls with Pastor Siri Sorenson officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior. Inurnment will take place at the Oldham Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Jewel Richard Husby was born July 12, 1933, in Volga, SD to Hans and Edith (Dybdahl) Husby. He graduated from Sinai High School in 1951. He continued his education for two years, then enlisted and served in the Marine Corp from 1953 to 1955. He returned and finished his education at SDSU, graduating in 1957.

Jewel married Mylis Scott, June 1, 1957 in Oldham, SD. They moved to Aberdeen, when Jewel worked as Chief of Research and Statistics at the SD Dept. of Labor. In 2001, the couple moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to their family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mylis; son, Jon, Sioux Falls; daughter, Karla (Dan) Brown, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Marshall & Kallie Brown; and one foster grandchild, Hazen Brown; four siblings, Evelyn (George) Casper, Clara City, MN, Donna Lange, Sioux Falls, Joyce Arndt, Coon Rapids, MN, and Clair (Edel) Husby, Arlington; and many nieces and nephews.

Jewel was preceded in death by his parents; four adult siblings, Harold, Roger, Mavis Quam, Lorraine Matson; and one infant sister, Alice.

Ruth Eleanor Fast

January 19, 1923 ~ May 31, 2014



Ruth Eleanor (McDill-Enger) Fast, 91, of Brandon, SD, died peacefully in her home, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD, with Pastor Zach Sommerlot officiating. Inurnment will take place at 2:00pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery in Santa Claira, NM.

Ruth was born January 19, 1923, in Cicero, IL, to Samuel & Agnes (Lindsay) McDill. She married (Kenneth) Warren Enger on May 24, 1942. Ruth & Warren had two children; Ken and Heather. They were married 10 years before Warren died from cancer.

On January 6, 1953, Ruth married Milton Fast. They lived in the Chicago area until 1973 when they moved to Silver City, NM. During the time in the Chicago area, the couple had five more children. They lived in the Silver City area until Milton’s retirement in 1991. The couple then moved to Sun City, AZ. In September of 2001 they moved to Madison, SD to live with their daughter, Beryl and son-in-law, Walt Moser. In 2007, her second husband, Milton, died and in November of 2010, Ruth moved with her daughter & son-in-law to Brandon, SD.

Ruth is best known by her family and friends as a woman who loved her Savior. She loved to read and had a passion for God’s word. It was not uncommon to see her sitting in her chair, pouring over scriptures and she spent many hours praying for her family, friends, and many others.

Ruth is survived by her three sons; Ken Enger, Colorado Springs, Kevin (Adelina) Fast, Albuquerque, NM, and Dan (Valerie) Fast, Las Cruces, NM; two daughters, Heather (Creighton) Bell, El Paso, TX, Beryl (Walt) Moser, Brandon, SD; two daughter-in-laws, Kassie Enger, Colorado Springs, CO, and Betty Fast, Tucson, AZ.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Doris) McDill; and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel & Agnes McDill; two husbands, Warren Enger and Milton Fast; two sons, Timothy Fast and Lorin Fast; one brother, Samuel McDill IV; two sisters, Angie Gibbs and Rose McDill; a granddaughter, Emily Fast; and one great-granddaughter, Roselyn Fast.

Blanche Joann Stryzewski

August 10, 1930 ~ May 15, 2014

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Blanche J. (Baily) Stryzewski, 83, Sioux Falls, died peacefully, Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, with her family and close friends around her.

Survivors include her four sons, Mark (Norma), Scott (Faye) Grant, and Lee; one daughter, Ruth (Gary) Powell; one sister, Fran Bartle and one brother, R.B. (Vi) Baily; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Richard Charles Sunde

April 17, 1931 ~ May 15, 2014

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Richard C. Sunde, 83, Sioux Falls, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, SD, on Friday, May 30, 2014. Richard has elected to donate his body to science. Eventual inurnment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Richard Charles Sunde was born April 17, 1931, to Leon and Olga (Stephenson) Sunde in Madison, SD and he was raised on the family farm near Madison. Upon his graduation from Madison High School, Dick enlisted in the US Air Force where he served as a MP and in the Air Force Honor Guard while serving in Washington, DC. When Dick returned to Madison, he began working as the Assistant Manager of the Farmer’s Coop. On June 13, 1955, Richard married the love of his life, Janet Westby, in Sioux Falls. The couple resided in Madison while they raised their five children. Dick was very gifted in construction and worked as a carpenter for several companies including John Morrell, construction of the Western Mall, and maintenance at Dakota State College. In 1976, Dick moved the family to Sioux Falls. He worked in maintenance (carpentry) for McKennan Hospital until his “official” retirement. Not sitting idle, Richard started driving bus for the City of Sioux Falls and driving freight for Cross Country Courier. Richard and Janet were able to enjoy about 14 winters in Arizona. That gave them time to be with their son, Steve and his wife, Debbie. They cherished their time there and enjoyed every minute of it! He also used his woodworking skills to help construct the first trolley of Sioux Falls and was instrumental in the development of the Butterfly House.

Dick was a very generous and giving person and would do almost anything to help someone; even giving his body to the USD School of Medicine for study. He loved kids and volunteered with Scouts, coached little league baseball, and drove cheerleaders to local high school games. He loved to play with and talk to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard was an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church while in Madison. He had many hobbies and was very skilled in wood crafts and stained glass art. He created many wood carving crafts and nick-knacks for family and friends that are treasured by all. Dick loved to restore old cars. He did this when he lived in Madison. He was a member of the Horseless Carriage Club and drove his Model-T.

Richard will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Janet, five children, Steve (Deb), Phoenix, AZ, Laurel (Mike) Eicher, Madison, WI, Joan (Jim) Clarke, Sioux Falls, David (Julie), Sioux Falls, and Paul (Christie), Sioux Falls; grandchildren Marissa (Zac) Cool, Chelsea Stein, Nicholas (Brianna) Clarke, Erica (Eric) Napier, Caleb (Samantha) Sunde, and Jules Eicher; great-grandchildren, Avery and Zayden Cool, Carter and Cambree Stein, and soon to be baby boy Clarke; and 6 siblings, Jim (Betty) Sunde, Madison, Lois Ronning, Sioux Falls, Dorothy Downs, Madison, Marian (Monte) Wiese, Madison, Marley (Jim) Smith, San Lorenzo, CA, and Midge (Jim) Kloster, Fargo, ND, and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Neva Smith.

Rochelle H. Schneider

June 18, 1939 ~ May 1, 2014

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Rochelle H. (Pigeon) Schneider, 74, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be Monday, May 5, 2014, from 3-7pm, at Linwood Wesleyan Church, Sioux Falls, with family present, 5-7pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 6th, 11:00am, also at Linwood Wesleyan, with Pastor Bob McHenry officiating. Internment will take place Thursday, May 8, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, at 10:30am.

Rochelle H. Pigeon was born June 18, 1939, to Bae and Pearl (Stevens) Pigeon. She was raised on the family farm near Dunseith, ND, and she attended and graduated from DHS in 1958. Rochelle met a young man and on June 18, 1960, she married Stanley Schneider. In 1961, the couple moved to Rapid City where they resided for most of their life together. Rochelle worked part time at the Jolly Lane Greenhouse. The family expanded when their daughter, Cyndy came into their lives and Rochelle elected to stay home and raise her. In 1981, she began working at Landstrom’s Jewelry in the production of Black Hills gold jewelry. She remained there for over 14 years. Rochelle and Stanley loved to travel and for several years they traveled to Yuma, AZ, in their motorhome. Unfortunately, Stanley died in 2003 and eventually Rochelle moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to her grandchildren.

Rochelle was a woman of many talents. She loved to cook and bake and cake decorating. She loved her roses and gardening was a major pastime. Sewing and mending also occupied her life as she made several dresses and other clothing for her family. You could also count on finding her television on QVC as she loved to shop. Rochelle loved spending time with her granddaughters and supported every event they participated in including musical performances and sporting events. She was very active with her church, Linwood Wesleyan, by assisting in the kitchen for any event and with her Sunday-School group as they met for coffee or other social events. She was seen regularly for coffee at both HyVee and Panera Bread with her friends. She also traveled with them to Branson, MO and other places. She also participated in the Red Hat Society.

Rochelle will be deeply missed by her daughter, Cyndy (Brad) Johnson, Sioux Falls; two granddaughters, Sarah and Katie Johnson; and two brothers, Bruce Pigeon, Garrison, ND, and Russell Pigeon, of Pick City, ND.

Rochelle was preceded in death by her parents, Bae and Pearl; her husband, Stanley; and one brother, Gary Pigeon.

Kristen Kae Walz-Brink

September 1, 1968 ~ March 14, 2014


Kristen (Krissy) Kae Walz-Brink, 45, Parkston, SD, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, in Sioux Falls, with her husband, Tony, by her side.

A Memorial service will be 10:00AM, Friday, March 21, 2014, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Dimock, SD, with Fr. Christensen officiating. A visitation and fellowship will take place at the Parish Hall (across the street) on Thursday evening, March 20, from 7–10 PM.

Kristen Kae Walz was born September 1, 1968, to Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz, in Aberdeen, SD and was raised and educated in Dimock. Krissy was married to the love of her life, Tony Brink, on August 26, 2006. The couple resided in Parkston.

Krissy had a servant’s heart and worked throughout her professional life in the medical field helping others. She worked feverishly every year, to bring awareness and raise funds for any cause that she was passionate about. She also had a large love for all animals; especially her dogs. Her “fur” babies, Alexa, Maali, Bogie and Sasha had her heart. She also loved to work with horses in her early teens. Krissy’s dream was to someday have a few of her own. Krissy was a gifted poet and had a deep passion for gardening and landscaping. You can see the beauty she created whenever you drove past her home.

Krissy is survived by her husband, Tony; one sister, Patrese (Ryan) Waterfall, Milbank, SD, one brother, Patrick (Kristy) Walz, Holmen, WI; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Krissy was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the ASPCA in Krissy’s name.

The family would like to thank everyone that helped Krissy through her many health struggles over the years. “No words can express how grateful we are to the health services, Avera McKennan and the Dougherty House that showed so much love and compassion to Krissy and all of her family in her last days.”

Allan Gene Doering

October 16, 1959 ~ February 24, 2014

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Allan Gene Doering, 54, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Visitation will begin at 1PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Memorial Services at 2PM. Pastor Marlin Haugrud will officiate.

Allan Gene Doering was born October 16, 1959, in Sioux Falls, to A.G. and Danielle (Ogdie) Doering. He attended school at the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School for several years and graduated from Washington High School in 1978. Allan then attended and graduated from USD-Springfield with Associate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Allan taught school in Brookings before he moved to Minneapolis where he taught at Brown Institute. He worked as an engineering consultant for Manley Group for several years before his illness forced him into early retirement.

Allan, despite his physical challenges, was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to go hunting, fishing, camping, and kayaking with his best friends, Stuart and Patrick. He also loved to travel. His family will always remember the ways he would give back to them by looking out for their best interests.

Allan is survived by his mother and step-father, Danielle and Roy Ehlen, Sioux Falls; two sisters, Laurie Nelson, Brandon, and Linda (Kevin) Fountain, Colton; one brother, Royce Ehlen, Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Ashlie (Ryan) Wingate, Brandon, Blake Nelson, Valley Springs, Casey Nelson, Brandon, Jamie (Matthew) Jones, Sioux Falls, and Talon Sauers, Sioux Falls; two great nephews, Keegan and Koen Wingate, Brandon; and his two best buddies, Stuart Walker and Patrick Donelan.

Allan is preceded in death by his father, A.G. Doering, and one sister, Marie Ehlen.

Priscilla Ann Waterman

January 3, 1968 ~ January 29, 2014

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Priscilla Ann Waterman, 46, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at her home.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11:30am, at Celebrate Community Church, Sycamore Ave. location, in Sioux Falls. Pastor Blaze Johnson will be officiating.

Priscilla Ann Waterman was born in Altoona, PA. She moved to South Dakota where she graduated from high school in Lennox, SD.

Ann, as known by her friends, was always a hard working person who took notice of her customers while on the job. She got to know her customers by name and treated them special. Ann had a heart of gold. She loved her family and took special interest in her three children and her granddaughter, Evelynn.

Ann will be deeply missed by her three children, Christina Waterman, Minneapolis, MN, Steven Waterman, and Anthony Waterman, both of Sioux Falls; one granddaughter, Evelynn; her three siblings, Maggie (Kent) Franey, William Goldberg, Sioux Falls, and Wayne Colbert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the US.

Ann is preceded in death of her parents, Debra and Gilbert Dixon.

Jerry Gordon Cain

May 5, 1955 ~ January 31, 2014

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Jerry G. Cain, 58, Mitchell, SD, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will begin at 5:00PM, Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church, with family present from 6 until 7:30PM. Funeral services will begin at 10:30AM, Tuesday, February 4, also at Mitchell Wesleyan with Pastor Dennis Selfridge officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.

Jerry Gordon Cain was born in Mitchell, SD, May 5, 1955, to Millard and Goldien (Mueller) Cain; the 6th child and 3rd boy born into this family of 8. He attended school in Mitchell and in 1969 at the age of 14, he was stricken with a terrible case of rheumatic fever which landed him him in the hospital for 68 consecutive days. Not being able to return to school he worked odd jobs, until about 1973 when then City Street Superintendent, Marshall Adams offered him a part time job throwing cans on the garbage truck. This soon turned into a full time job, moving up the ladder until he became a heavy equipment operator with the city of Mitchell which lasted just short of 40 years. Jerry loved his work and was always available when needed. He never took a real vacation instead he saved all of his time for sickness if need be. A vacation to him was taking Thur. & Fri. off when a holiday week-end came. This usually gave him 5 days in a row off.

Jerry loved animals from the very early stages of his life. A picture in the back shows a toddler fondly holding a new born puppy. Marlene tells the story of how a stray dog came into the neighborhood lost and scared. And with a quiet gentle voice he called the dog over and began talking to him and making him feel safe. In a few minutes he had found the owner and so thrilled that the dog had found his master. In later years Jerry always had a dog, usually a Dalmatian. The last one was a dog that had been terribly abused by his previous owner. He coddled this dog back to a trusting pet. Jerry also loved to watch and feed the birds and squirrels. His family often commented that his back yard was the “Chef Louie’s” for the birds.

Jerry will be deeply missed by his four sisters, Jeanette Baas, Mitchell, Linda (Louis) Cooper, North Platte, NE, Laurel (Ed) Osborne, Sioux Falls, and Marlene Wright, Scottsdale, AZ; ten nieces and nephews, Kallan Paulson, Kyle Baas, Brenda Cain, Tonya Hantke, Karla Cooper, Roberta Steffens, Kevin Tietz, Kim Gartamaker, Lucas Wright, and Lance Wright; and 19 great-nephews and nieces.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Goldien; two brothers, Roger and David; and one sister, Glenda.

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