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Roy Gene Bailey  - Print this obit

Roy Gene Bailey, 70, passed away February 20, 2017 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. He was born on October 26, 1946 to William and Ina (Hobbs) Bailey in Atmore, Alabama.

Roy was united in marriage to Nyla Hedrixson. Roy was a lifetime over the road truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, picnicking, and spending time with family and friends. He was a man of faith and God.

Roy is survived by his wife: Nyla; son: Barry Bailey; daughter: Lori Bailey; 4 grandchildren; brothers: R.C. (Toni) Bailey and Kenneth (Mary) Bailey; sisters: Audry Marie Turk and Carolyn (Ralph) Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: William Bailey Jr., Robert Bailey and Thomas “Jerry” Bailey.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 PM. Funeral Service will be Thursday, 1:30 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Masgai  - Print this obit

Barbara Ann (Lens) Masgai, 76, of Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully at home with her family by her side after losing her battle with multiple myeloma. Barbara was born December 20, 1940 in Marshall, MN to Frank and Gertrude Lens. She attended school in Marshall, MN and St. Columba in Iona, MN. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD in 1958. She attended the School of Practical Nursing in Mitchell, SD and was employed at McKennan Hospital in the surgery department and the Donahue Clinic.

She married John Masgai on February 9, 1963 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. While raising her three children, she supported her husband's employment with the National Park Service. They lived in Aztec, NM; Big Bend National Park, TX; Arlington, VA and Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. They moved to Aberdeen, SD in 1978 when John changed employment. She continued to raise her family and was employed at St. Luke's Hospital in the surgery department for nineteen years. Upon retirement, John and Barbara moved to Sioux Falls to be near their children and grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband: John, of fifty four years; three beloved children: Deb (Mark) Boyd of Sioux Falls, SD, Mary (Bernie) Walter of Burnsville, MN, Michael (Martha) Masgai of Crooks, SD; six grandchildren; her sisters: Delores (Vince) Madsen, Fran (the late Rich) McNeely, Lorraine (the late Bud) Anderson; her brothers: John (Elizabeth) Lens; Charles (Lollie) Lens; as well as many loving relatives and friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gertrude, and her sister, Donna (Pal) Picchiette.

She deeply loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday, the 4th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.

Gregory Joe Dahlenburg  - Print this obit

On Sunday, January 29th, Gregory Joe Dahlenburg, 65, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away at the VA Hospital after battling cancer for 6 months.

  Greg was born on January 13th, 1952 in Glendive, Montana, and raised in Mitchell, SD. He graduated high school from Boystown, and then served in the Navy from 1970-1974, including service in Vietnam. Greg married Kathryn Barnett on December 27th, 1980. Greg worked many jobs over the years, but most loved his work as a barber and retired in 2016 when Grange Avenue Barber's closed. Some of Greg's hobbies were reading, fishing, and meeting people.    

A man of charm, he could talk and tell stories, and keep you entertained for hours. As anyone who met him can attest, there was nothing Greg loved more than playing with his friends and family's children.

Greg is survived by his wife: Kathy; his son: Robert (Tesha) Dahlenburg of Spearfish, SD; his daughter: Amy Dahlenburg of Phoenix, AZ; his siblings: Darla (Randy) Van Dyke of Brookings, SD, Lois Green, Rodney Dahlenburg, Gail Imihy and Annette Castle, all of Minneapolis, MN, Joel McNelly of Sioux Falls, SD and Carmen (Greg) Dougherty of Valley Springs, SD; as well as one grandson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Dale Dahlenburg and Amy Smith; his brother: Lee Dahlenburg; and his: daughter Tessa Dahlenburg.

Visitation will be Wednesday the 1st, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 7 PM.

John Peter Wallace  - Print this obit

John Peter Wallace Sr., 81, passed away at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on January 19th, 2017.

John was born to John and Helene Wallace in Chicago, Illinois on April 13th, 1935 and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After serving in the Air Force for 8 years, he returned to Minneapolis where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Veverka and they were married on November 26th, 1966. In 1984, he moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to help set up the then new Fed Ex facility. He retired from Fed Ex in 1994. He filled his time with a variety of activities from teaching the South Dakota Hunt Safe classes to Civil Air Patrol and being an amazing dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife: Betty Wallace; siblings: Warren “Tuck” Wallace, Michelle “Mickey” Bolden, and Noel Deidrich; sons: John P Jr. and Arthur; grandchildren: John P III, Lucas, Nicholas, Tristan, and Phoebe; great-grandson: Ryker and many nieces and nephews.

A Scripture Vigil will be Sunday the 22nd, 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 23rd, 10:00 AM at St. Michael Parish and he will be laid to rest at St. Michael Cemetery with Full Military Honors by American Legion Post #15.

Kendall Erickson   - Print this obit

Kendall Erickson, 56, died of natural causes at his home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Kendall Loren Erickson was born on July 17, 1960 in Akron, Iowa to Loren and Odalite (Pike) Erickson. He was a graduate of Elk Point High School in 1979 and received his Bachelor of Art degree in Communications in 1983 from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He married Julie Ann Carlson on August 6, 1983. He has lived in Sioux Falls for the last 30 years. He was owner and operator of the L&S Press in Sioux Falls which he sold several years ago.

Kendall enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest hobby for many years was trapping wild animals. His favorite spot for relaxation was “The Falls” and he was very proud to call Sioux Falls his home.

He is survived by his mother: Odalite Erickson of Elk Point; siblings: Parris (Elaine) Erickson of Elk Point, Jeanine (Keith) Ashmore of Sioux City, Stephanie (Edward) Gunter of Englewood, Colorado and Randy (Clarice) Erickson of Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday the 22nd, 2-4 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Elk Point at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to O. Erickson, 105 West Rose Street, Apt. 1 in Elk Point, SD 57025.

Adele A. Josten  - Print this obit

Adele A. Josten, 92, died peacefully on January 16, 2017. Adele A. Schneider was born June 11, 1924 in Fargo, North Dakota to E.P. and Margaret (Callahan) Schneider. She attended St. Anthony’s Grade School, Sacred Heart Academy High School and Secretarial School in Fargo. She started work for the Veteran’s Administration in Fargo, transferred to St. Paul, Minnesota and again to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In Sioux Falls, she met her husband Bernard J. Josten and they were united in marriage on August 18, 1951. Bernard and Adele raised three boys and enjoyed seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bernard preceded Adele in death by nine years almost to the day. Adele also worked in the Office of Education for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. She was awarded Woman of the Year for the American Business Women’s Association, Dakota Chapter and served as  president of Cosmopolitan Auxiliary and St Joseph’s Cathedral Club. She was a Cub Scout Leader, a Lay Minister of the Eucharist, and an active member in Catholic Daughters. Along with Bernard, they were Marriage Preparation Leaders and Marriage Sponsors for engaged couples.

Adele was very generous with her time and volunteered to help wherever she was. Throughout her life, she sewed and did needlework for her family and continued to knit baby booties for expectant mothers well into her later years. Her warm personality and endless wit drew people to her from her first friend in Sioux Falls to her last visitors in hospice.  

Adele is survived by her sons: Bernie (Shawna) of Farmington, UT, Jim (Lynn) of Sioux Falls, and Greg (Bonnie) of Rapid City, SD; seven grandchildren: William (Kay) of St Paul, MN, Brian (Beth) of Sioux Falls, Anne of St. Paul, MN, Daniel of Vermillion, SD, and Michael of Bozeman, MT, Andrew and Carolyn of Rapid City, SD; and four great-grandchildren: Abby and Ellie of St. Paul, MN, and Benjamin and Brieanna of Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be Friday the 20th, 5:00 PM with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM followed by the Rosary at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home at 901 South Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, the 21st, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph at 521 North Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. Please join the family when they lay Adele to rest at St. Michael Cemetery, followed by a luncheon in the St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall.

Memorials can be directed to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools - Bernard and Adele Josten Endowment - Sioux Falls Catholic Schools Foundation, 3100 West 41stStreet, Sioux Falls, SD, 57105.

Barry Jack Michael Klein  - Print this obit

Barry Jack Michael Klein, age 35, passed away Friday January 13, 2017 of natural causes.

He was such a loving and caring man. His family always came first and he married his one and only true love, Alexis Klein, on November 19, 2015. Barry was a very kindred spirit. He loved talking to everyone and anyone about everything; always wanting to hear their life stories and giving advice. He enjoyed so much in his life such as music, art, history, collecting old money and antiques. One of his biggest accomplishments was obtaining his GED. He was also a great stone mason and he loved doing his granite fabrication which he was amazing at. He absolutely loved learning about everything.
Barry was always there to give a helping hand to anyone who was in need. He would give the shirt off his back if you were cold, or his last dollar if you were hungry. Barry could light up the darkest of rooms and he could make you smile in the saddest of times. He will forever be missed and loved.

He is survived by his wife, Alexis Klein; his parents: Randy and Marge Klein; his mother Mary Klein; his younger brother: Scott Klein; half brothers: Todd (Sherry) Klein, and Greg (Julie) Klein; half sister: Kristy (Adam) Diaz; step sisters: Carrie (Corey) Creeger, and Sarah (Devin) Nogales; grandparents: Gene and Aleda Knopf; aunts and uncles: Pat and Renae Keultjes, Denny and Cindy Robinson, Candy and Vincent Fry, Ward and Joyce Thomas; step uncles and aunts: Kevin Knopf, Vickie and Dennis Medd, Brad and Lee Knopf. Also, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents: Ward and Patricia Thomas, Donald and Yvonne Klein and step grandmother: Evelyn Klein; aunt: Christy Taylor; and uncles: Donald Thomas and Charles Klein.

Visitation will be Wednesday the 18th, 5-8 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Thursday the 19th, 11 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. A luncheon will be served after the Funeral Service.

Christena Allington  - Print this obit

Christena Allington, 97, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017 with her immediate family by her side.

A woman of extraordinary faith, Christena cherished her family as being one of her most valued gifts from God. Christena was married to the love of her life, Francis Allington, for sixty-seven wonderful years. She is survived by her three sons: Gary (Alice), Roger (Nicky), Joseph (Vicky) and daughter: Patricia Gillen (Roger). The pride of her later years were eight grandchildren: Craig, Kimberly, Corey, Joshua (Brianna), Justin (Ashley), Jason (Kesha), Christy (Charles Shelton) and Anne Duhon; fourteen great-grandchildren were also high on her beloved list.

Born on April 27, 1919 the eldest of four brothers and three sisters, Christena was instrumental in helping her parents, William and Winnie Brock, care for her siblings while they struggled on a farm during the Great Depression. Her talent to teach even at a young age benefited her brothers and sisters. She continued to encourage her four children to excel in school and spent many hours coaching her grandchildren when they visited.

Christena was an exceptional homemaker who doted on Francis, her children and grandchildren. She loved music, cooking and sewing. Her beautiful smile and kindness will be missed by all.

She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph for 75 years and belonged to the same Women's Cathedral Club for over 50 years.

During the eight years she lived in an assisted living home, she encouraged her elderly friends to walk, be as active as possible and to smile often. She was admired for her generosity and her willingness to stop at anytime to help someone in need. Her love for Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Francis guided her in a very special way!

Visitation will be Thursday January 12, 6:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:00 PM followed by a time of sharing. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday January 13, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Christena's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Good Samaritan Luther Manor and Avera At Home Hospice for their care and compassion.

Josephine "Jo" Dvorak  - Print this obit

Josephine “Jo” Veronica Dvorak, age 86, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Bethany Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, SD. She was born in Tyndall, SD on September 13, 1930 to Hattie (Bambas) and Frank Vellek. She had 4 siblings: Mildred Smith (deceased), Violet Watkins (deceased), Ervin Vellek (deceased) and Bonnie Reinesch. She grew up on the family homestead outside of Tyndall, SD and as a young woman she attended school and worked on the family farm.

She married Norman Dvorak (deceased) on September 12, 1953 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Together they were loving parents to 6 children: Brad Dvorak, Andrea (Al) Rausch, Chris (Tom) Dvoracek, Matthew Dvorak (deceased), Ted Dvorak, and Rick Dvorak. She is survived by 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great-grandchildren.

Jo enjoyed gardening and canning, flowers, baking, playing Bingo, coffee parties with neighbors, and playing cards and games with family and friends, She is remembered by her children and grandchildren for her life quotes, cooking, and hospitality to friends and family.

Visitation will be Friday, December 30, at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with family present from 5-8 PM. A private burial will be held at St. Michael Cemetery.

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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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