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Bertha "Bonnie" Clary  - Print this obit

Bertha M. “Bonnie” Clary, 91, of Flandreau SD, formerly of Hudson, SD, died on February 16, 2019, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. Bonnie was born on July 7, 1927 in Grand Rapids, MI.

As a child, her family moved to Rock Valley, IA, where she grew up and received her education. She married Earl Clary shortly after the end of WWII. The couple moved to an acreage outside of Hudson, where they farmed until retirement. They had one son, Nathan. He was the apple of Bonnie’s eye. She was a hard-working, first-generation American. Bonnie enjoyed playing cards, fishing, traveling, making quilts and many pets she had over the years.

Bonnie is survived by her son: Nathan (Paula) Clary; grandchildren: Kimberly, Matthew (Kyle) and Patrick (Rhiannon) Clary; and great-grandchildren: Zoe and Jude Clary. She was preceded in death by husband: Earl Clary; granddaughter: Dawn Clary; parents: Nick and Anna Koning; sister: Annie Faber; and brother: Jake Koning.

Family present visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Mary Alice Gardner  - Print this obit

Mary Alice Gardner, 92, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2019.

Mary Alice was born May 5, 1926 to William S. and Harriet Mae (Askew) McKemie in Atlanta, GA.

Mary graduated from the University of Cincinnati, OH where she met and married Arthur J. Gardner on January 10, 1948.  The couple lived in various places due to the Air Force which Arthur (Jack) retired as Major in 1970 and stayed in Rapid City, SD. She enjoyed bridge and golf as well as volunteering for various organizations. While in Rapid City, she also taught school as a substitute and later as full-time teacher.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Gardner in 1997, her parents, and other relatives and friends.

She was blessed to have three children: Mark (Linda) Gardner, (Las Vegas, NV), Paige (Scott) Boyd, (Myrtle Beach, SC), and Janet Lynne (Dale) Nelson (Sioux Falls, SD). She was also blessed with three grandchildren: Zeb Gardner, (Buhl, MN), Derrick (Jessica) Nelson, and Adam Nelson, who blessed her with two great-grandchildren: Jack and Ada.

As per Mary Alice’s wishes, there will be no funeral and will be cremated to join her husband in the memory garden of her church St. Theodore Episcopal Church, Bella Vista, AR.

Irene Ann Peters  - Print this obit

 Irene Ann Peters passed away on February 1, 2019. Irene was born in Hamlin County, South Dakota on August 8, 1927 to Charles and Margaret (Kaiser) Mack. She married Thomas Peters in Waverly, South Dakota on December 27, 1949. Together, they had four children: Thomas, Barbara, Gregory, and Kathryn.
 Irene worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and AT&T. She was a great operator and worked diligently for 35 years. Throughout her life, Irene was a part of the Telephone Pioneers and was proud to be a member of St. Mary Church. Irene had many joys in her life; quilting, sewing, and reading were just a few. However, Irene's favorite activity was spending time with her grandchildren.
 Irene was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Margaret (Kaiser) Mack, her husband: Thomas Peters; brother: Edmund Mack; and sister: Edmunda Hopkins.
 Those grateful to have shared her life are her children: Thomas Peters II, Barbara Peters, Gregory Peters, and Kathryn Gillen; sisters: Colette Norbeck and Mary Ann Wonderlin, six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, and her nieces and nephews.
 Visitation will be Wednesday, February 6, 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30 PM followed by the Rosary. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 7, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church.

Sally Ann Wiche  - Print this obit

Sally Ann Wiche (Cronk) was born on February

18, 1931 in Sioux Falls, SD. She died January 31,

2019 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Paul, and her parents Grace Cronk and Harry Cronk. She is survived by her sisters: Mary (Dellman) and Donna (Retzlaff), who she loved dearly but also frequently teased that she was the oldest of the family. She is survived also by her children: Gregg (Sandra), Mary Kay (Pete), Pam (Tami) and Joe (Melanie) who were blessed to have such a wonderful mother.

Sally’s grandkids were the source of her greatest joy – Rachel, Mark, Madeline, Benjamin, Sofia, Katie, Grace and Joe. Her new little great- granddaughter Olive really made her smile.

Sally was a proud lifelong resident of the North End. She graduated from Cathedral High School and worked for many years for the Bell System in Sioux Falls. She loved shopping and dressing in style. She was always energized by a good bargain. She also loved being with her grandkids, buying them gifts, and making them treats. Ironically, the decline in her health began with a fall on the ice shopping for Valentines gifts for them in 2016.

Sally was sassy to the very end. She enjoyed an occasional beer and always had a bowl of chocolates close at hand. Even through her pain, she joked with the staff at Prince of Peace describing herself as a “tough old bird”.

Special thanks to the entire Dellman family who supported Mom over the years when her kids could not always be there for her. You guys are true angels. We thank all the staff at Prince of Peace for the kind and loving care they extended to mom.

Visitation will be Friday, February 1, 6:00 PM at

Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture

Vigil and Rosary at 7:00 PM. Mass Of Christian

Burial will be Saturday, February 2, 10:30 AM at

the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Gene A. Welsch  - Print this obit

 Gene A. Welsch, age 76, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
 There will be a time for family and friends to gather from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home, 901 South Minnesota Avenue Sioux Falls, SD. There will not be a public funeral service to attend. 

 Gene, son of George Henry and Bertha La Vaughn (Barnhart) Welsch, was born September 19, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, PA. Gene attended Wilkinsburg High School and then went to the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA). He graduated as an Aircraft Mechanic (A&P) in November, 1962. 


 Gene was married to Mary Ellen Capcara on August 12, 1967 in Munhall, PA. They moved to Sioux Falls, SD where both of their children, Michelle and Charlotte, were born.
 He loved motorcycles, airplanes, and his children. He was a very smart mechanic and extremely involved as a parent. He was proud of the time he spent helping at swim meets for the Snowfox swim team, coaching softball, watching basketball, track, volleyball, band, and Civil Air Patrol events. 

  Gene is survived by his children: Michelle (Matt) Wenge, Charlotte (Craig) Browning; two grandchildren; his brother: Walter Welsch; and his former wife: Mary Ellen Welsch.

Mark Harold Stirling  - Print this obit

Mark Stirling, age 69, went home to be with Jesus after a long battle with kidney disease on January 17th, 2019.

Mark was born on December 24th, 1949 to Harold and Doris (Weischedel) Stirling. He and his sister, Marlys, grew up on the family ranch west of Fort Pierre. He graduated from Riggs high school in 1968. He received his Bachelors degree from Black Hills State University in 1974.
Growing up on a ranch west of Ft. Pierre, Mark had great respect for the outdoors and the West River way of life. He deeply enjoyed working with his hands and was an avid lover of motorcycles, auto-racing, and aviation. He loved to improvise and problem-solve and used those skills to help others in their time of need.
He met Helen Johnston in 1983 while serving with Youth with a Mission in Salem, Oregon. There they worked to feed the hungry and spread the good news of Jesus. They married in Oregon in 1985 before moving to Adelaide, SA in 1986. There both of their children, Matthew and Elizabeth, were born before they moved back to South Dakota in 1994. They made their home in Sioux Falls where they have lived for 25 years.
Mark is survived by his wife; children and his sister: Marlys Keller and her husband, Richard of Arizona. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Doris.

A family led visitation will be held at Faith Family Church 127 N Spring Avenue, Sioux Falls Saturday, January 19th from 1-3 PM. A private family service will be held in Ft. Pierre at a later date.

Coyla Mae Barrett  - Print this obit

Coyla Mae Barrett, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 16 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Coyla Mae Barrett, was born April 28, 1929 in White, South Dakota to Michael and Agnes Michaelsen. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Barrett and raised two children: Janet Joehnck and Dan Barrett. Kenneth passed away in July of 1970.

She was employed by Sanford Health for 29 years as a housekeeper. She enjoyed her job while visiting with patients and employees. She was a dedicated mother, grandma and great-grandma. She loved being around her grandchildren and being a part of their lives.

Coyla is survived by her daughter: Janet Joehnck and her husband: Jerry; son: Dan and his wife: Magen; grandchildren: Lana Henrich, Hilarie Cole, Shannon Beck and Adam Barrett; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with family present will be Sunday, January 20 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday, January 21, 10:30 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Edward Leo McGuire  - Print this obit

On January 7, 2019 Edward Leo McGuire, loving husband and father of six children passed away at the age of 96. Ed was born on July 1, 1922 in Corson County, South Dakota to Laura and James McGuire.

Ed grew up near Timber Lake, S.D. He graduated from St. John’s University and served in the military during WWII in the Philippines. After the war, Ed owned a cafe in Gettysburg, S.D. where he met Jane Agnes Coyle. They married September 12th 1949 and had six children: Daniel, Timothy, Laurie, Mark, Joel and Lisa.

Ed spent most of his working years as a teacher and school administrator in both public and parochial schools followed by a second career in business communications equipment, and then a third in insurance. He possessed a very strong faith in Catholicism. He loved to read and tell stories. He enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing - the size and amount of fish were never important. Ed was a lifetime baseball fan.  

Ed was preceded in death by his father, James McGuire and mother Laura, brother Merlin, brother Tom, sister Margaret, sister Katherine. He is survived by his wife: Jane; brother: Bob; children: Dan, Tim, Laurie, Mark, Joel, and Lisa; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, January 11, at 5:00 PM at St. Michael Parish with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 12, 10:30 AM at St. Michael Parish. Interment will be at Black Hills Memorial National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD Monday, January 14 at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.

Anthony Stanley Osiecki  - Print this obit

Anthony “Tony” Stanley Osiecki Sr. passed away January 7, 2019. He was born January 31,1925 in Robinsdale, MN to Peter and Mary Osieski. At the age of 7 years old, he moved to Weyerhaeuser, WI.

A World War II Veteran, he was drafted into the US Navy in December, 1943, and served aboard large tankers hauling fuel between the US and Cuba. He was stationed for a time at Treasure Island in California. He left the service as a Seaman First Class and returned to the family farm in Wisconsin before moving to Sioux Falls SD in 1949.

He married the love of his life Sally Bauer in 1950. They were married 68 years. In 1977 Tony and Sally moved to their farm in Hartford SD. “THE BIG O RANCH” He love to hunt, fish, travel and B.S after retirement with his buds

After he retired from John Morrell's after 35 years he traveled with Sally to Florida and Arizona in the Winter.

He was a Member of the Sioux Falls Moose Lodge, Humboldt American Legion and St. George's Catholic Church in Hartford SD. Tony was under home Hospice Care one year.

Tony is survived by his wife: Sally of Hartford SD: children: Monica (Bruce) Stockwell of Humboldt, SD, Anthony Osiecki Jr. of Mesa, Arizona, Rhonda (Bob) Graham of Sioux Falls, SD and Barb Osiecki of Sioux Falls, SD; 7 grandchildren:

Wade Stockwell of Parker, SD, Carmen (Paul) Sandman of Parker, SD, Matt (Nicole) Stockwell of Parker, SD, and Kevin Stockwell (Ashley Dysthe) of Parker, SD

Crystal Osiecki of Tempe, Arizona, Darrell Graham of Hartford, SD and John Graham Sr. of Sioux Falls, SD;12 great-grandchildren:Lexys, Noah and Emma Sandman, Tony III, Vivian and Shane Osiecki, John Jr. Graham of Sioux Falls,

Sadie and Shelby Stockwell of Parker SD, Owen, Lincoln and Sawyer Stockwell of Parker, SD. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, brothers: Joe, Walt, Frank, Edward and Ray, and great-great grandson D'Angelo.

Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 5:00 PM at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford, SD with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 12, 10:30 AM at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford.

Harold Pete Jorgensen  - Print this obit

Harold Pete Jorgensen was born on November 25, 1938 to Orvald and Eileen Jorgensen in Viborg, South  Dakota. He died at his rural Lennox home on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at the age of 80 surrounded by his family.

Harold spent most of his working career in the trucking industry, retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed watching his grandsons race motorcycles at Saddleback Race Park, Renner, SD where he was known as “gramps” to many. Harold loved playing cards, especially pinochle, and in more recent years, Texas hold'em at the Only One Bar. Spending time with family or attending the grandchildren's sporting events were a priority for him.  

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 62 years: Virginia; sons: Rod (Deb) Sioux Falls, Doug (Becky) Lennox, Joe (Ann) Lennox, Steven (Michele) Austin, Texas; brothers: Gene (Dixie) Sioux Falls, Lyle (LeAnne) Elk River, Minnesota, a sister: Ardis (and the late Eldon) Lunning, Centerville; 8 grandchildren: Adam (Rachel) Gilbert, AZ, Nick (Special Friend Tanja) Watertown, Tracie (Rob) Horrocks Sioux Falls, Tara Sioux Falls, Luke (Stephanie) Sioux Falls, Alex (Katrina) Harrisburg, Jena (Derek) Viborg, and Halee Austin, TX; 10 great-grandchildren: Dale, Davis, Drew, Cheyenne, Broedy, Austyn, Raelyn, Liam, Owen and another due late January. Harold was preceded in death by one son: Dale Alan Jorgensen and his parents, Orvald and Eileen Jorgensen. He will be missed.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 12, 1:30 PM at West Prairie Lutheran Church, Rural Lennox, SD.

All are invited to gather with family in the social hall for refreshments and fellowship following the service.


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