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Rita Grace Flanery  - Print this obit

Rita Grace Flanery passed away peacefully on July 19, 2018. She was born the youngest of seven on May 11, 1923 to John and Louise Honrath in Salem, SD. The Honraths spent some time living in Hartford, SD but eventually moved to Sioux Falls where Rita graduated from Cathedral High School. Rita joined the Civil Service following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and later enlisted in the Navy WAVES. She was extremely patriotic and proud that she was able to be of service to her country until she was honorably discharged in April of 1946.

At 28, she met and married Orville Claude Flanery, who was her best friend and husband for 51 years. They always joked about who winked at who first when they initially met at church. Together they raised eight children. Rita stayed at home with the children until the youngest started school. After being out of the workforce for close to 20 years she chose to go back to a government position, first as a secretary at EROS Data Center and then on to the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls as a secretary to the chaplain. Even after becoming a busy working mother of eight, she still made time for others and was always ready to help someone in need. Rita was a long-time member of St. Joseph's Cathedral Parish and Catholic Daughters. Her faith and trust in God has and always will be an inspiration to all those who crossed her path.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Mark (Amanda) Flanery, Auburn, WA, Mary (Harry) Madsen, Sioux Falls, SD, Jane Brubaker, Hermosa Beach, CA, Susan (Mike) Hartman, Harrisburg, SD, Michael (Ann) Flanery, Bremerton, WA, Anne Buske, Sioux Falls, SD, Ruth (Ched) Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her loving husband, Orville; son, Patrick; an infant daughter, Catherine; her parents; and her siblings: Mary Lacey, Leo Honrath, Florence Siemonsma, Joseph Honrath, Francis Honrath and Virginia Kerkvliet.

Visitation will be Sunday July 22, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday July 23, 10 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Lena "Tina" Rowland  - Print this obit

Lena "Tina" Mary Reinert born April 10, 1930 to Frank and Wilhelmina (Redder) Reinert in Cherokee, Iowa. She passed away on June 29th at Southridge Health Care in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family.

Tina was one of 12 children and grew up in Iowa. She married Harold Hollingshead in 1947 and together they had 7 children. In 1959 she married Donald Rowland and gained three more step-children.

Family was Tina's life; she dearly loved the children. She was still hosting Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the family up until just a few years back, when her health started to fail.

Tina's gifts were often handmade, sewn or crocheted. She loved creating and being busy. Tina and Don enjoyed many summers at their lake home, relaxing and enjoying the children and grandchildren.

Tina will be dearly missed by her family, Children: Sandy Scholten, Ivanhoe, MN, Mike (Jill) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, SD, Charlie (Sandy) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, SD, Richard (Rita) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, SD, Sharon (Bill) McKillip, Wentworth, SD, Chris (Mary) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, SD; Step-Children: Rich (Sherry Martinmaas) Rowland, Sioux Falls, SD, Kathi (Dave) Stewart, Minneapolis, MN, Debra (Rick Lawrence) Rowland, Phoenix, AR, PJ Hollingshead (Samantha) Lander, WY, and Peggy Sams (Trampas) Oskaloosa, IA; 22 grand and step-grandchildren, 48 great-grand and step-grandchildren; Siblings: Jo K. Jurgensen, Jerry Reinert and Leonard Reinert; and daughter-in-law: Kim Hollingshead. She will also be missed by her chihuahua companion, Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, her husband Donald Rowland, one son Randy Hollingshead, one son-in-law Larry Scholten and one great-granddaughter DeLaney Hollingshead. Memorials may be designated to the charity of your choice or the the Children's Home Society.

Visitation will be Monday July 2, 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday July 3, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Rachel K. Greene  - Print this obit

Rachel K. Greene, age 34, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Sanford Medical Hospital in Sioux Falls. She was born March 23, 1984, in Monrovia – Liberia to Mr. Henry Teawell and Mot. Getrude Massaquoi who predeceased her.

The Late Rachel Greene was a 2000/2001 graduate of the Sarah Barclay High School in Monrovia. She was subsequently enlisted into the Liberia National Police in 2007 as a police officer – a position she held until her relocation to the United States with her husband (Mr. Ebenezer Greene) in 2016.

Rachel was very extroverted and joyful. She loved being in the presence of God and lately dedicated her services to God. Her life was full of lots of challenges but her hope was solidified in Christ.

She is survived by her husband: Mr. Ebenezer Greene; three children: Prince, Harriet, and Decontee Greene; two sisters and a host of other family members and friends.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Ardyce Sullivan  - Print this obit

Ardyce Sullivan passed away on June 7, 2018 at the age of 91 years. She lived independently until almost age 90, and spent the last 14 months at Dow Rummel Nursing Home after sustaining serious fractures from a fall. She was born in Sioux Falls SD on February 27, 1927 to William and Lillian Ament, the second oldest of six children. She attended St. Joseph’s Cathedral Grade School and High School, graduating in 1944. She married Robert Sullivan in 1949 and they raised four children. They had 46 happy years together until Bob passed away in 1995. Besides being an excellent wife, homemaker, and daughter who did much to help her own parents, Ardy was the head underwriter for Crum and Forster Insurance Company in Sioux Falls for over 27 years. The most difficult policies to rate were always given to her, and the head office in Minneapolis even sent their policies to her when no one else could figure them out.

Ardy was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was very intelligent and capable, hard-working, industrious, kind, generous, thoughtful, a good friend, and quick to do something nice for someone. She was progressive and liberal in her beliefs which stemmed from the knowledge that we are ALL God’s children. She loved to dance, email her kids and grandkids, and play bridge. She was a very good cook and an excellent baker, and no one could make a better pie, no one. Her Catholic faith was very important in her life.

Ardy strongly encouraged her children and grandchildren to further their education, an opportunity that she had to forego even though the pharmacist she worked for during high school offered to pay her way through college if she would come back and run the pharmacy after she got her degree. Her parents needed the money she earned, so she was unable to go.

Ardy is survived by her four children: Susan (Jim) Bohlman of Madison WI,  Jim (Karen) of Norman OK, Mary (Charlie) Weatherwax of Sioux Falls, and Patty (Paul) Holler (Sioux Falls), and their spouses; her 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; sister: Suzanne Connelly, and brother: Tom Ament. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Sullivan, and infant son, Stephen.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Funeral Service at 10:30 AM.  

In Ardy’s memory, donations can be made to St. Francis House in Sioux Falls, where Ardy volunteered.  

Lyman Dee Carson  - Print this obit

Lyman Dee Carson, 79, of Sioux Falls, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Lyman was born on September 3, 1938 in Colman, SD, the son of Ernest and Ferne (Riley) Carson. He grew up in Lake County, attended school in Nunda and Madison and graduated from General Beadle High School in 1956. He was united in marriage to Neva J. Leighton on September 30, 1960 at the Methodist Church in Madison, SD. The couple first lived in Madison and then later moved to Flandreau where they made their home for 50 years before retiring to Sioux Falls in 2004. Lyman loved antiques and worked as an auctioneer and real estate broker while owning his own trucking business for over 40 years. Lyman found great pleasure spending time with his grand kids.

Lyman is survived by his wife: Neva of Sioux Falls; two sons: Alan (Elizabeth Weber) Carson of Muskegon, MI and Bradley (Belinda Borges) Carson of Murfreesboro, TN; four grandchildren: Benjamin Carson of Muskegon, MI, Julia (Jose) Gonzalez of Muskegon, MI, Riley Carson of Bowling Green, OH, and Kaleigh Carson of Ottawa Hills, OH; three brothers: Lawrence (Rose) Carson of Mitchell, SD, Lloyd Carson of Brookings, SD, and Lance (Donna) Carson of Mitchell, SD; three sisters: LeeAnn (Mel) Withnell of Pueblo, CO, Larraine (Harlan) Gorath of Fairmont, MN, and Lyles (Tom) Lewis of Stockton, MO; and a sister-in-law: Wanda Carson in Waconia, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leland and sister-in-law, Carol.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, at 1:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery, Madison, SD.

Marie Duncan  - Print this obit

Marie Duncan, age 68, of Sioux Falls, passed away Thursday May 24, 2018 at her home. Marie Frances Wagner Duncan was born October 21, 1949 in Conova, SD to John and Agnes (Roth) Wagner. She grew up on the family farm near Howard, SD and graduated from Howard High School on May 26, 1967. She married Curtis Duncan on October 6, 1979. During that time she worked at Chris' Cafe in Sioux Falls. After divorcing in 1984, she moved back to Howard working various jobs while raising David & Duane. The work she enjoyed the most was helping others. In 2008 she moved to Sioux Falls to live with her son Duane & Sabrina and continued working with people in the community. Also during that time she enjoyed spending time with her grand-kids.

Those grateful for having shared her life include her sons: Jeff(Dawn) Duncan of Sioux Falls, Dave Wagner of Canton, SD, & Duane(Sabrina) Duncan of Sioux Falls; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy, Karlie, Tristen, Keaten, Robert, Curtus, & Rylee; 4 brothers, Barney(Connie), Bob(MaryEllen), Dick(Marsha) & John(Linda); 2 sister's, Pat Winker & Janice Johnson & many nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents: John and Agnes Wagner, Curt Duncan, 2 brother's, Donnie & Ray, & 2 sister's, Betty Ann & Ellie. Upon her death she celebrated 34 years sobriety.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday June 2, 2018 at Christ Community Church in Sioux Falls.

Gwen Arlene Houg  - Print this obit

 Gwen Arlene Houg, age 69 of Sioux Falls, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Dougherty Hospice House.  
 Gwen is preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Minnie Houg; and her sister: Dorene Gustaf. She is survived by her son: Jason (Brandi) Houg of Sioux Falls; brothers: Lynn (Rita) Houg of Columbia, MO, Craig (Melanie) Houg of Sioux Falls; sister: Tami (Lee) Jewell of Tucson, AZ, and four grandchildren: Brandt, Parker, Colman, and Britton.
 Gwen worked for Citibank for over 25 years and most recently worked for the South Dakota Department of Revenue in Sioux Falls. She was an avid reader and lover of Elvis Presley.
 Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Dougherty Hospice House.

Michael "Mick" Schaefer  - Print this obit

Michael “Mick” Schaefer, 77,  passed away on April 18th at his home on his family farm near Crooks, SD. Mick was born in Sioux Falls on October 30, 1940 to George and Mabel (Cink) Schaefer. He graduated from Lyons High School in 1958 and was in the United States Army from 1964 to 1966 and then returned to South Dakota to manage the family farm with his father.

On November 27,1968, he was united in marriage with Patricia (Pat) Galagan and they moved to the family farm in 1972. For several years he farmed full-time, harvesting crops, cutting and selling hay, milking dairy cows, raising other livestock including cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens and trained horses. He served on the Benton Township and Baltic Lumberyard boards in the 1970’s. While still farming, Mick got a part-time job at UPS in 1982, working nights and in 1983 started working part-time at Courier Dispatch. In 1986 he discontinued actively farming and worked full-time for UPS until he retired in 2002. He still enjoyed riding along in the tractor and walking the fields to check the crops with those that farmed their land. Throughout the years, Mick spent some of his spare time hunting and fishing with his family and friends. In retirement, he found one of his greatest joys and God-given talents to be woodworking.

Mick was an active member of a scroll-saw club in which he appreciated learning new techniques from other enthusiasts. He donated everything he made to churches and organizations for charity and his family was blessed by his talent with baby cribs, rocking chairs, end-tables, flag cases, hand carved jewelry boxes and special Christmas ornaments. Mick was a regular volunteer at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and, with his wife Pat, they organized and prepared the annual Palm Sunday roast beef dinner for 28 years. Mick enjoyed preparing the meals for the Cathedral’s men’s group, Valentine’s dinners and other special meals at the Cathedral.

Grateful for having shared his life are wife: Pat; children: Joan Franken, Hartford, SD; sons: Bill (Kathy), Custer, SD, Jim, Kearney, NE and Brother August (John), Mt. Michael Monastery, Elkhorn, NE; grandchildren: Lauren and John Franken,Tyler Schmidt; step-grandchildren Jessica and Katie Neises and Jordyn Larsen; and nieces and nephews. Mick was preceded in death by his parents George and Mabel; brother: Bob; and son-in-law: Mike Franken.

Visitation will be Sunday April 22, 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 23, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Troy Alan Mundt  - Print this obit

Troy Alan Mundt, 43, passed away March 20, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Troy was born on June 25, 1974 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Mark and Gloria (Carlson) Mundt. 

Troy attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1992. He then went to South Dakota State University for two years. Troy moved to Las Vegas where he was a cook for Moose McGillycuddy's and Planet Hollywood for a year and a half. He moved back to South Dakota where he was a cook at the Spare Time Family Fun Center in Lennox, and then at Perkins in Sioux Falls.

After a bicycle accident, Troy started helmets4kids, supplying helmets for countless children learning how to ride a bike safely. He was active with the Siouxland Renaissance Festival for a short while. Most recently, Troy was an assistant for funerals at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.  

Troy is survived by his parents: Mark (Shelia) Mundt and Gloria Mundt; brother: Ryan (Brandy) Mundt; a nephew: Mason Mundt and nieces: Stella Mundt and Haleigh Gunn. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Melvin and Dorothy Carlson, and Vernon and Evelyn Mundt; an aunt: Vernette Ruiter; and an uncle: Dean Mundt.

A Celebration for Troy will be Friday, March 23, 2018 at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with family and friends present from 5:00-8:00 PM.


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