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Lester Anderson  - Print this obit

Lester Duane Anderson, age 81, of Excelsior, MN, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Golden Living-Excelsior Home. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls with Pastor Barbara Wangsness officiating. Burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls following the church luncheon.  
A time to gather with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Barnett-Lewis is handling all of the funeral arrangements. Gustaf's Greenery is the florist in Sioux Falls handling all floral and greenery arrangements.
Lester Duane Anderson, the son of Alfred and Emelia (Erickson) Anderson, was born on June 6, 1934, in Davis, SD. He grew up in Canton, SD, where he graduated high school.
On April 14, 1956, Lester was united in marriage to Carolyn (Connie) Boelens. Together they made their home in Sioux Falls where they raised their two sons. Lester and Connie celebrated 59 years of marriage last April. Lester worked at John Morrell for 32 years and after Morrell at JDS Industries, both in Sioux Falls. Outside of his employment he enjoyed watching tons of sports on television, and lots of dancing, camping and bowling in his earlier years.
Lester is survived by his wife, Connie Anderson of Excelsior, MN child: Todd (Shelley) Anderson of Minnetrista, MN; and three grandchildren: Scott Anderson of Spencer, IA, and Allie and Logan Anderson of Minnetrista, MN; one sister: Delores (Lowell) Warner of Sioux Falls: one brother: Marlin (friend Lois) Anderson of Canton, SD. He was preceded in death by his son Jeff, his brother Eldon Anderson, his sister Ardis Johnson and his parents Alfred and Emelia Anderson.

Margaret Elizabeth Wheeler   - Print this obit

Margaret Elizabeth Wheeler, 95, passed away January 19, 2016 at the Doughtery Hospice House in Sioux Falls. She was born November 3, 1920 to Raymond P. and Stella (Dealy) Strobel in Sioux Falls, SD.

Margaret attended Cathedral Grade School and graduated from Cathedral High School. She graduated from Nettelton College She was united in marriage to Jay L. Wheeler in Dayton, Ohio in 1942.

Margaret was an administrative assistant at Patrick Henry Middle School for 18 years. She was a volunteer at Avera McKennan Hospital for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Church and the Ladies Altar Society. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, knitting and doing crossword puzzles.

Margaret is survived by her children: Judy (John) Lewis, CA, Carol Molina, CA, Barbara (Tom) Cuccio, CA, Dan (Diane), Sioux Falls, Nancy Wheeler, Sioux Falls, Mark (Debbie), Sioux Falls, and Gail King, Sioux Falls. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and an infant son.

Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 AM at St. Mary Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.

Daniel Ahmann  - Print this obit

Daniel Ahmann, 90, passed away January 9, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 15, 10 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date at Rosehill Memorial Cemetery, Minot, ND.

Jeffrey Paul Rust  - Print this obit

Jeffrey Paul Rust, age 60, of Sioux Falls, SD. Passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm on Friday January 15, at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home, in Sioux Falls, SD. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm.

  Jeff was an active family member helping with his parents and brothers needs. He was a good gardener, growing vegetables that he shared with family and friends. He enjoyed trucking and working on cars. He especially enjoyed the muscle cars. He liked going out for coffee every Sunday with his parents and frequently during the week.

  Grateful for having shared his life are his mother and father, Melvin and Dorothy (Hieronimus) Rust, of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers: Mark Rust, also of Sioux Falls, SD and Scott (Cheryl) Rust of Centerville, SD. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Clarence Christopherson  - Print this obit

Clarence "Chris" Christopherson, 98, passed away January 5, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was born on January 9, 1917 at Hudson, SD to Helmer and Ingeborg Christopherson.

Clarence attended West Branch School in rural Hudson graduating from Hudson High School in 1935. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Hudson. He was united in marriage Dorothy Emig on August 10, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas. He had entered the US Air Force in 1941 and served until 1945; serving in the Pacific Theater.

The couple moved to Sioux Falls and Clarence was employed for many years by Western Chemical Company as a sales representative traveling South Dakota. Clarence enjoyed traveling and loved hunting and fishing.

Clarence is survived by his wife: Dorothy and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Henry and Clifford.

Visitation will be Friday, 9:30 Am at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hudson, SD.

Angela Aschoff  - Print this obit

Angela Aschoff, 93, of Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully on December 25, 2015 in the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on February 25, 1922 in Osmond, Nebraska to Henry and Theresa (Grosse Rhode) Aschoff. She received her education in Osmond and moved to Sioux Falls, SD at the age 21. Angela worked for 8 years at Sunshine Food Market and later for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company (now known as Century Link) where she retired after 31 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sioux Council Pioneers of the Telephone Company, and a volunteer for years for the Retired Senior Volunteers Program. She was a recipient of the Jefferson Award, Golden Rule Award, and Sertoma Club Award.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 AM at The Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation begins 4:30 PM Tuesday at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6 PM followed by a Catholic Daughters Rosary.

She is survived by her siblings, Rose Ann Ryan, Sioux Falls, SD; Barbaralee Hansen, Renner, SD; Ronald Aschoff of Osmond, NE; Gerald (Kay) Aschoff of Madison, NE; sister-in-laws Lucile Aschoff and Glenda Aschoff and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings Mercedes (Aschoff) Usey, Elsie (Aschoff) Weis, Francis (Dick) Aschoff, William (Bill) Aschoff and brother-in-laws Patrick Ryan, Duane Hansen, Bill Usey, and Jerry Weis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.

Donna Neil  - Print this obit

Donna Jean (Kalda) Neil, 66, of Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully on December 24, 2015, at Sanford Hospital. She was born October 15, 1949, in Pierre, SD, the daughter of Donald and Mary Kalda. Donna graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968, and attended Stewarts Beauty School to study Cosmetology. She worked as a beautician for 45 years, 35 of which she was the owner of The Beauty Lounge.

In 1981, Donna adopted her son Gregory Allen Gieske. In 1992, Donna married David Neil. Donna was small in stature but she was large in heart. She lived her life guided by her strong faith in Christ, concerning herself more with the needs of others. She gave of herself unselfishly to all she knew. Donna served faithfully as a loyal member of the Eastside Baptist Church, music and prison ministries, providing services for Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home, and caring for her children and grandchildren.

Donna will be forever missed by her loving husband, Dave, children: Gregory (LaRae) Gieske of Sioux Falls, Melissa (Mike) Top of Brandon, Belinda Neil Samo of Renner, Devon (Brian) Bahr of Brandon, many grandchildren, her father, Donald Kalda, and her sisters, Karen Jaqua and Carol (Darwin) Viet, all of Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda, and her mother, Mary.

Visitation with family present will be Monday 5-7 PM. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, 10 AM, both at Eastside Baptist Church, 6101 East 49th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57110.

Clayton Jamison  - Print this obit

Clayton Gregory Jamison of Sioux Falls passed away December 21st, 2015 at home surrounded by family.

Clayton was born November 8th, 1957 in Sioux Falls. He graduated from O'Gorman High School in 1976, participating in wrestling and football. Clayton attended the University of South Dakota for his Undergraduate and Master's Degree in Business. Proudly serving in the South Dakota Air National Guard from 1979 to 1989 as a fighter pilot, Clayton reached Captain before being honorably discharged. He began his career at American Airlines in 1988, taking a leave of absence as Captain in 2005. His passion led him to work as a land developer and business owner in Sioux Falls. An explorer in life, Clayton enjoyed outdoor adventures and vintage cars.

Clayton is survived by his wife, Jodi Ehrig; Children from a former marriage, Dustin (Dana), Amanda (Kyle), Cassandra (Steven) Jackson, Stephany, Jonathan, and Kyle Jamison; Granddaughter Ariana; Grandson Aden; Parents, Robert and Shirley Jamison; Siblings, Rick (Connie), Mary (Mark) Devish, Brad (Christy), Matt (Dawn), Bryon (Gail), Suzi (Thom) Brude, Greg (Beth), and Randy (Kandy) Jamison; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Sunday, December 27th from 4-7 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with a Scripture Vigil at 6 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 28th at 10am at Christ the King Church in Sioux Falls.

Michael John Mascarenas  - Print this obit

Michael John Mascarenas, 49, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in his home. Michael was born January 25th, 1966 in Denver, CO and was educated in Shelby, MT graduating from Shelby High School in 1984. He then joined the U.S. Army wanting to serve his country. He left the army in 1992 with an honorable discharge.

Michael loved spending his free time with his grandsons by going to school functions for Anthony and throwing candy at him, having tickle fights and throwing pennies with Camden, and having baby Donavan cuddle up and fall asleep in his "grandpa fat". He also loved walking his four-legged companion, Sadie.

Michael is survived by his mother: Bea Mascarenas, Great Falls, MT; sisters: Michelle (Chuy) Villagomez, San Jose, CA, Monica Mascarenas, Seattle, WA; his daughters: RoyAna (Bradley) Shields, Sioux Falls, SD and Rose Mascarenas, Helena, MT; his nieces: Mystie (AKA Aunt Mystie) and Alyssa; his nephew Diego; and four grandsons: Anthony, Camden, Donavan, and Young Jae. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Roy Mascarenas and his brother, Mark Mascarenas.

A private family service will be held. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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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