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Philip Brown  - Print this obit

Philip Brown, 43, passed away May 8, 2016 at his home of natural causes.

Funeral Service will be Saturday May 28, 10:30 AM at King of Glory Ministry with burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Dale Fitzgerald  - Print this obit

Dale S. Fitzgerald, 66, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2016, after valiantly battling lung cancer for his grandchildren.

Dale Steven Fitzgerald was born on June 28, 1949 in Sioux Falls, SD, where he grew up and attended Washington High. After high school, Dale married our mom, Mary Kay Shields on February 9, 1968. They briefly moved out to Washington but returned back to Sioux Falls where his father Raymond founded Fitzgerald Concrete with his sons. Our dad worked for their company until retirement.

Dale enjoyed watching boxing and working on cars, an area he will dearly be missed in for all of us who called and needed his help! Otherwise, he spent his time going out to dinner with his wife, family and friends. Dale was a wonderful husband and father, but an even better Grandpa. Anyone who was lucky enough to be part of his life will truly miss him and his conversations. He is now where he belongs, back with our mom. We love you dad, rest in peace.

Honored to have shared his life are his two sons: Rick and Scott; honorary son: Tony; brothers: Gary and Paul; sisters: Sharon, Anna and Mary; brothers-in-law: Bill, Mike, Terry, Dan, John, Tom ,Tim, Bob, and Pat; sisters-in-law: Sue, Peg, Madge, and Betty; grandchildren: Calissa, Hannah, Payton, Tyrique, Lexi, Marqueez, Jaedyn, and Kayahna. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Eileen; our mom’s parents Bob and Pat; his wife Mary Kay; his brothers Donny and Steve; his sister Susie; and his daughter Kathy.

Donations may be directed to Make-A-Wish or the Humane Society.

Visitation will be Thursday, 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a time of sharing at 7 PM. Funeral Service will be Friday, 2 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Raymond "Ray" Fuller  - Print this obit

Raymond "Ray" Fuller, 87, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls after a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his sons: James (Debbie), Paul and John (Rachelle): grandchildren: Amber (Mark) Clements, Thomas Fuller, and Nate Kortleever; great-grandchildren: Cady Poderzay, Calvin Poderzay, Claire Brooks, and Zella Kortleever; and best friends: Biff and Betty Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther, daughter, Ann Kortleever, brothers Marvin, Richard and Thomas; and parents, Donald and Florence.

Visitation will be Wednesday with family present from 4 to 6 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. Donations may be directed to the American Lung Association 490 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55103.

John Francis Katzenberger  - Print this obit

John Katzenberger, 83, passed away May 4, 2016 in Sioux Falls.

John was born September 9, 1932 in Huron SD. The family moved to Sioux Falls in 1937 and he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. John married Darlene Beck on August 3, 1955. They were blessed with five children. John retired from the Postal Service in 1992.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years: Darlene; children: Jane (Rich) Reuwsaat, Karen (Art) Borden, Lori Gulbrandson, and Tim (Teri) Katzenberger; grandchildren: Jill and Barry Reuwsaat, Sarah Miller, Eric Roach, Jared Roach, Adam Roach, Shane Swenson, Brian and Brad Borden, Kayla and Kyle Gulbrandson; great-grandchildren: Jakob, Jackson, Nolan, Kaiah, Madison, Savannah, Haley, Ainsley, and Edward; a brother, Carl (Priscilla) Katzenberger and a sister, Cherie Quigley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Rosalie Katzenberger, daughter, Lynne Swenson, grandson-in-law, Jeremy Miller, and brother in law Dick Quigley.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10 AM at St. Mary Church.

John "Jack" Foos  - Print this obit

John D. “Jack” Foos, 71, passed away April 15, 2016 in Sioux Falls. He was born on December 9, 1944 to Francis and Bessie (Skinner) Foos at Beresford, South Dakota. He attended school at Glenwood #50 rural Beresford and Beresford High School graduating in 1962.

He moved with his parents to Howard, SD in 1963. He later joined the National Guard and served for nine years. He was united in marriage to Joyce Calmus on April 18, 1966. To This union, three children were born.

Preceding him in death are his parents, a daughter, Christie Foos, and brothers, Thomas and Gary Foos, and an infant sister. He is survived by a Son, Ron Foos, Wheatridge, CO, a daughter, Susan (Mike) Williams, Montrose, CO, 5 grandchildren, sisters Kay (Roger) Harms, Lennox, SD, and Nancy Mentele, Mitchell, SD, brothers, Curtis Foos, Sioux Falls, Steven Foos, Omaha, NE, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private family service is planned.

Alfred O. Eie  - Print this obit

Alfred O. Eie lived a full life of 100 years. He passed away peacefully on April 18, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls. He was born November 15, 1915.

He was preceded in death by three wives. Most recent of them being Agnes L. (Wagner) Eie of Sioux Falls. He is survived by several step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He farmed on his family's homestead in Canton and contract combined around the South Dakota area with his brother for many years.

He will be greatly missed!

Visitation will be Thursday, 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 11 AM with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Shirley Marie Nelson  - Print this obit

Shirley Marie Nelson, age 71, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died peacefully at Stephen Hall on April 13, 2016. She was born March 28, 1945 to Ernest R. and Callista D. (Winker) Nelson in Ramona, South Dakota. She was baptized at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oldham, SD.

She spent her childhood with family in Oldham until she was 14 when she moved to the Redfield State Hospital and School in Redfield, SD. In 1982 she was referred to Sioux Vocational Services (now LifeScape) in Sioux Falls. She lived at Harvest Cathy until 2004 when she moved to Stephen Hall. Shirley worked as an assembler at the vocational workshop until she retired in 2013.

Shirley’s greatest enjoyment in life was her family. She especially enjoyed family events including her birthday party celebrated in conjunction with Lifescape’s Pancake Event, the annual Winker family picnic and family Christmas party. Shirley volunteered at the Sioux Falls Ronald McDonald House for many years and was honored as Sioux Falls Volunteer of the Month in 2005. Shirley was blessed with the “gift of gab” and “art of conversation”, a quote from staff.

Shirley is survived by her sisters: Cecelia (Robert) Halter of Huron, SD, Delores Peterson of Alexandria, SD, Rosie Warner (Charlie Brown) of Sioux Falls, Mary Hitzemann of Sioux Falls and Karen (Fred) Walters of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law Darrel Peterson and Robert Hitzemann; a niece Shelli Eberle and great-niece Tanna Kingsbury.

The family is eternally grateful for the loving care provided by her many care-givers at Lifescape (formerly Sioux Vocational Services/Achieve).

Visitation will be Saturday, 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 11 AM. A time of fellowship and food will take place at Rosie's Cafe' after the service.

Wayne T. Vander Woude   - Print this obit

Wayne Theodore Vander Woude, age 80, of Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully at Montclair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Omaha, NE on April 09, 2016. He was born on October 22, 1935 to Albert and Florence (Maiers) Vander Woude in Sioux Falls, SD.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Cathedral and graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral High School in 1954. He then earned a BS degree in Business from South Dakota State University in May 1958.

Wayne married Sandra Anne Turco (d. February 03, 1996) on June 23, 1959 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD, and remained married until Sandy’s untimely death in 1996 in Omaha, NE. In 2001, Wayne met Judith Bauerly and they spent much of the past 15 years together.

Wayne's primary career was retail management and later evolved to business ownership with the purchase of a Western Auto store in Glenwood, IA, where he ran his business with the "customer is king" philosophy. He was a mentor to many throughout his career. 

  Wayne was a strong family man, devout Catholic, and community leader. He held nearly every position available in the local Knights of Columbus chapters and also earned the State of Iowa Knight of the Year award. He is an honorary lifetime member of the 4th degree. He was also voted President of the Little League Association in Glenwood and held that position for nine years.

Wayne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, bowling and billiards, golf, playing cards, dining out, and, of course, pumpkin pie!

Wayne is survived by his children: Charles (Pam) of Brookings, SD, Neal (Julie) of Dakota City, NE, Dale (Ana) of Holmdel, NJ, and Todd (Tracey) of Fort Worth, TX; his grandchildren: Tim, Christy, Matt, Cory, Cami, Josh, Jesse, Derek, Anastasia, Brandon and Tashina; great-grandchildren; siblings: Norman, Grace, and Robert. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sandra, his parents, and siblings Albert Jr., Gloria, Paul, Gerald, and an unborn sibling. 

Visitation will be Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM followed by the Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 15th at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with burial to follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, joining his wife, Sandra. 

The Vander Woude family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate your time to a charity of your choice in honor of Wayne. Condolences, photos or other memorials of Wayne may be sent c/o Chuck Vander Woude, 1824 17th Ave S, Brookings, SD, 57006.

Sheila McDonald  - Print this obit

Sheila McDonald (Murphy) passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 in Poulsbo, WA, at the age of 83. She was born in Sioux Falls in 1932 to John S. and Merle (McCue) Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Patricia Meyer (Dee); brother: Jeremiah Murphy; children: William, Mary and Margaret. She is survived by her brother: John (Butch), his wife, Kathy; her sister-in-law: Mary Jean; her children: Micky Buchanan (David) and J. Matt McDonald (Debbie); her grandchildren: Katie Keith (Bryan), Mollie Ruvalcaba (Carlos), Ashley Griffin (Ben) and Paul McDonald; her 5 great-grandchildren: Evin, Austin, Owen, Delilah and Rosalie. She also is survived by 15 wonderful nieces and nephews and their families.

A feisty Irish woman of Catholic faith, she made many lifelong friends both in South Dakota and in her later home in Washington. She loved and lived fiercely.

Visitation will be Sunday 5 PM, at Barnett- Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be made to The Banquet in Sioux Falls.

Rita J. Lewis   - Print this obit

Rita J. Lewis, 72, died Saturday February 21, 2015 at her beloved residence of Wall Lake, South Dakota.

She was born to in Montrose, South Dakota on November 7, 1942 to Marion and Isabel (Fleming) Wheeler. She grew up in Montrose and graduated from Montrose High School in 1961. She married Elery "Skip" Lewis on February 27, 1965 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls.

Rita held various bookkeeping positions for local businesses until 1977. Thereafter, she worked along side her husband at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. She spent her life serving others; lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Board Member of the Dakota Catholic Credit Union, Board Member of the Crippled Children Hospital and School, and Girl Scout Leader.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband: Elery "Skip" Lewis; children: Lisa (Kent) Huemoeller, Kathy (Rob) Junker and David (Erin) Lewis; eight granddaughters: Kelli, Terra and Jenna Huemoeller, Taylor, Allison and Lindsey Junker, and Paige and Paiten Lewis; brother-in-law: Rodney Bindert of Brookings, SD; and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Nancy (Wheeler) Bindert, several infant brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Lauren Lewis. Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by a Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 11 AM at St. Michael Parish with burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Montrose.


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