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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.

Linda R. McCollar  - Print this obit

Linda R. "Ginna" McCollar, age 73, of Sioux Falls passed away April 4th, 2016 at Sanford Hospital surrounded by her family.

Linda was born October 10th, 1942 to Neil and Florentine (McDonnell) McCollar in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Following graduation from Cathedral High School, Linda worked at John Morrell for 33 years. During that time she also owned and operated The Mine Shaft Bar and the Dew Drop Inn Bar and Grill.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and celebrating her Irish heritage. She never forgot a face and greeted everyone by name. She was known for her friendly smile and her clever sense of humor.

Grateful for having shared her life are her brothers: Roger (Sheree) McCollar and Gary (Kathy) McCollar, both of Sioux Falls South Dakota, her sisters: Marilyn McCollar, Sue (Dale) Pedersen and Judy Smith all of Sioux Falls South Dakota; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Mary Reiners and Carolyn McCollar, and brother-in-law, Dennis Reiners.

A special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and CNAs at Sanford Hospital, Good Samaritan Center and Dow Rummel Village for their excellent care.

Visitation will begin at 12 noon Thursday 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 the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Robert Flicek  - Print this obit

Robert Joseph Flicek was born April 6, 1925 in New Prague, Minnesota. His parents were third and fourth generation immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Bob grew up speaking their native tongue Czech (Bohemian) and he did not learn English until attending grade school in New Prague. He was very proud of his Czech heritage.

After graduating from High School, Robert joined the Navy in 1946 and as a Shop Keeper 3rd Class shipped off on the Destroyer Escort USS Marsh (DE-699) for Pearl Harbor. The USS Marsh took part in Operations Crossroads by supplying power to the island of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. He witnessed nuclear bombs Abel and Bravo, the first two nuclear test detonations after WWII off Bikini Island. From there the USS Marsh sailed for the western Pacific and ports of Guam and Singapore.

Bob returned to Minnesota after the service and obtained his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951. After graduation he started working at John Morrell & Co in Sioux Falls, S.D. He worked his entire 37-year career at John Morrell and eventually earned the title of Vice President of Quality Control.

On April 7, 1951 Bob married the love of his life, Virginia Mary Boler. They had seven children and raised them in Sioux Falls. Upon retirement Bob and Virginia moved to Gary, South Dakota on Lake Cochrane in Deuel County. In retirement they continued their childhood farm memories of canning, gardening, fishing and hunting and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Bob will always be remembered for his amazing sense of humor and his unyielding positive outlook on life. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He is survived by his seven children: Joe Flicek (Robert and James), Mike (Marci) Flicek (Matthew and Meghan), Tom Flicek (Cole), Colleen (Wayne) Peterson (Katie and Kristie), Jim Flicek (DJ, Nick and Stephen), Dave (June Nusz) Flicek (Grant) and Theresa (Rob Teigen) Flicek; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild on the way and his sister-in-law Dorthy Flicek. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia (Boler) Flicek, his daughter-in-law Melinda (Joe Flicek) Camber Porter, his parents Frank Flicek and Theresa (Borak) Flicek, and his brothers Dan and Geroge (Elizabeth) Flicek.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Virginia Boler Flicek and Melinda Camber Porter Multiple Myeloma and Ovarian Cancer Endowment:

The Avera McKennan Foundation Plaza 4 1325 S. Cliff Avenue Sioux Falls, S.D. 57117 605-322-8900.

Visitation will be Friday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a time of sharing at 6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gary, SD.

Kim Leroy Reiter   - Print this obit

Kim Leroy Reiter, 62 passed away Friday April 1, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House. 

He is survived by his daughter: Livy Reiter (Luverne MN); his father: Leroy Reiter (Sioux Falls SD); his siblings: Tony Reiter, wife Deb (Sioux Falls), Josh Reiter, wife Barb (Sioux Falls), and Jill Hoggarth (Colorado). Kim is proceeded in death by his mother Karen Dee Reiter, and his brother Timothy Reiter.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 6:30.

Dennis "Denny" Johnson  - Print this obit

Dennis Leroy Johnson, 65, formerly of Canton, South Dakota passed away Thursday March 24, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls with his loving family at his side after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
 Dennis “Denny” was born August 17, 1950 in Lincoln County, Canton, South Dakota to Clarence L. and Ardell (Lien) Johnson. He attended the Canton schools and graduated from the Canton High School in 1969. He spent many years in the Boy Scouts obtaining to rank of Eagle Scout.
 Dennis remarried when he found his life partner, Linnette (Dykstra) on June 28, 1980 and they initially made their home in Canton where they both were volunteers for 20 years with the Canton-Inwood Ambulance Service. Dennis also volunteered as a firefighter with the Canton Fire Department at the same time. Besides volunteering, he was employed at McCord Heat Transfer in Canton until ill health forced him to retire in 1992.
 With his wife being a critical care nurse and working in Sioux Falls, they moved to Sioux Falls in 1998. Dennis loved volunteering, camping, fishing, and just helping others. He also enjoyed working with his hands in delicate woodwork craftsmanship even when his legs failed due to his diabetes.
 Grateful for having shared his life is his wife: Linnette; his son: Terry (Jean Jorgensen) Hurley, SD three grandchildren: Taylor, Timothy, and Jacob Johnson; his mother: Ardell  Johnson, Canton, SD; two brothers: Charles (Naomi) Johnson, Arlington, SD, Roger 'Doc' Johnson, Harrisburg, SD; and one sister: Marleen (Lowell) Feucht, Canton SD; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a time of sharing at 7 PM. Funeral Service will be Monday, 1 PM at Good News Church.

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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