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Tony Lee Weeg  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Tony Weeg, passed away on June 11, 2024, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 67. Tony was born on February 20, 1957, in Sioux Falls, to Dale and Elly Weeg.

Tony worked in the construction industry involving framing and acoustic commercial ceilings as well as Hutchinson Technology and proudly served in the Army from 1974 to 1978. He completed basic training in Fort Riley, Kansas, and went on to complete his tour in Germany.

In his free time, he enjoyed playing card and board games, participating in horseshoe tournaments, collecting sports memorabilia, watching movies, hunting, fishing, and most of all enjoying time with his family and friends. He is survived by his son Anthony, daughter-in-law Trisha, and his five beloved grandchildren (Destiny, Gage, Evangeline, Maxwell, and Junior). He shared his life with his six siblings, brothers, Dale (Georgette), Ricky (Colleen), and Randy (Marley), and sisters Pennee (Richard), Sherry

(Dale), and Christy (Jane). He is preceded in death by his parents Dale and Elly Weeg and brother Ricky Weeg.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love for his family, and joy for life. His humor was contagious and could make anyone laugh in the most unique and memorable ways. His love for his family was evident in the way he was always present at every family event and encouraged fellowship among the family. His love for his family stems from his father Dale who was a constant reminder that we are stronger together and family is the most important thing in life.

His belief was so strong it has carried to his son Anthony who continues the effort and stresses the importance of family unity. Tony truly enjoyed life and appreciated the little things. He is loved in so many ways by so many people and holds a special place in everyone’s heart.

Rest in peace, Tony. You will be deeply missed.

A Committal Service will be Thursday, June 20, 11:00 AM at the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls. A reception will follow the Committal Service at the Renner American Legion, 47416 County Highway 130, Renner, South Dakota.

Erwin P. Amenda  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Erwin P. Amenda, 91, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Slinger, Wisconsin, died under the care of hospice on Sunday, May 26, 2024. 
 
Erv was born on May 18, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Fred and Frieda (Walther) Amenda.  Growing up in Milwaukee, he was active in his church's youth group where he met his future wife, Theonia "Theo" Filopoulos.  After graduating from Custer High School in Milwaukee, they were married on October 4, 1952.  Their life together of more than 71 years was buoyed by their joint faith in the Lord and their commitment to the United Methodist Church.

Erv served as a corporal in the United States Army from March 1953 to March 1955 where he was stationed in Boston, Massachusetts.  Upon his return to Wisconsin, he began a greenhouse construction business with his brother Don before starting a life-long career as an elevator mechanic for Otis and Northwestern elevator companies, ultimately retiring at the age of 62.
 
While he may have secretly wanted a son, Erv would be the first to say he had been blessed with three daughters, Sharon, Sandra, and Janet. Together, he and Theo gave their daughters a love of the outdoors and a solid work ethic, while also being the girls' never-ending source of strength and support. As a family, they camped and canoed throughout Wisconsin and upper Michigan, as well as traveled throughout the United States and Canada. After retirement, he and Theo became snowbirds, wintering first in Titusville, Florida, and then in Orange Beach, Alabama, where Erv loved to soak up the sun.
 
Erv was known for his corny puns and bad dad jokes, while often regaling his friends and family with interesting tidbits of history and trivia.
 
Mechanically inclined and handy around the house, Erv was also a master with duct tape. He never hesitated to pick up a good tool lying on the side of the road, abandoned in a dumpster, or left behind at a worksite. These he bequeathed to his three sons-in-law and grandsons in later years. Besides building things in his wood workshop, he built his dream house with Theo, an earth-sheltered home in Slinger, Wisconsin, where they lived for over 30 years in the woods.
 
As they hit the years of declining health, Erv and Theo moved to Sioux Falls in 2019, leaving behind friends, family, and church communities in the Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Hartford, and Slinger areas. The last three years of his life were lived at Touchmark at All Saints, a retirement community in Sioux Falls where he loved spending time playing cards, cribbage, dominoes, Jeopardy, and bingo with family and new friends; wherever he went he also carried with him a magazine of sudoku puzzles. 
 
Erv's was a quiet faith demonstrated by serving with no expectation of recognition, whether it be as a veteran or as a volunteer once he retired supervising the building of several homes and initiating a recycling program for Washington County Habitat for Humanity. The job, however, that he may have been most proud of the last years of his life was helping at his daughter's upholstery shop in Sioux Falls, by removing old fabric from furniture. He got a lot of mileage out of telling people he was her "head stripper." 
 
Erv was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Freida; his siblings, Lorraine (Bohlinger), Arnold, Lawrence, Wilmer, Donald, and Emroy; and his grandson Chad (Hamilton).  He is survived by his wife, Theonia; his daughters and the men he would come to regard as sons, Sharon (Gary) Ingles, Sandy (John) Muhle, and Janet (Dean) Jeffers; his grandsons Bryan Campbell and Luke (Lori) Brueggeman; great-grandchild, Abby Brueggeman; a brother-in-law Frank Filopoulos; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
No formal funeral service or burial is being planned at this time. Cremation is being handled by the Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home of Sioux Falls.  A memorial service to celebrate Erv's life will be planned at a later date in Sioux Falls. Words of condolence can be sent to his family at 133 W. Doral Court, Sioux Falls, SD 57108.

Shirley Margaret Jamison  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Shirley Margaret Jamison, 90, of Sioux Falls died on May 26, 2024. She was born October 29, 1933 to James and Vita Melvin in Tracy MN. After graduating from Cathedral High School in 1951, she attended Nursing School at the Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD, graduating in 1954. She was so proud to receive the top score that year on the South Dakota nursing exam. On December 26th, 1953 she married Robert (Bob) Ellsworth Jamison who preceded her in death in August of 2017 after nearly 64 years of laughter, dancing, support and marriage.

As an RN, Shirley compassionately cared for patients at McKennan and Sanford Hospitals, and then for over twenty-two years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, retiring in 1996. After retirement, she quickly rekindled her passion for painting. Shirley created an untold number of oil paintings for family and friends, many of which can be found throughout the area as she often donated paintings for fundraisers. This includes the Dougherty House, where Shirley spent her last precious days.

Shirley and Bob enjoyed dancing and family and had an open-door policy that often led to spur of the moment gatherings bursting with family and friends. But perhaps her most influential role was as grandmother hosting tea parties and sleepovers. And oh, she truly loved a good home-grown tomato.

Shirley is survived by seven of her nine children: Mary (Mark) Devish, Brad (Christy), Matt (Dawn), Bryon (Gail), Suzanne (Thom) Brude, Greg (Beth), and Randy. Shirley was blessed with 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her beloved husband Bob, her parents, her siblings, Ronald Melvin, Robert Melvin, Roberta (Betty) Hall, Marilyn (Dolly) Gebauer, her son Richard and his wife Connie, her son Clayton and granddaughter Amanda.

Special thanks to family and friends that cared for Shirley in her home and at the Dougherty House. Visitation with the family will be Friday, May 31, 5:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with a Scripture Vigil at 5:30 PM, followed by food and refreshments at Shirley’s home with friends and family.

Interment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD on a later date.

Encourage or help someone to start painting, Shirley would be proud of you.

Maryann Rice  - Share this obit - Print this obit

 

MaryAnn Rice, 83, passed away in Sioux Falls on March 13, 2024. She was born on May 12, 1940 in rural Humboldt, SD to Lloyd and Loretta (Beck) Garner.

 

On September 2, 1961, she was united in marriage to Wayne Rice. They moved from Sioux Falls, SD to California. They lived for several years in Redwood City and Palo Alto, CA. In 2005 MaryAnn and Wayne moved to Larchwood, IA to be closer to family.

 

MaryAnn was a full-time mom. Although she held other jobs from being a teachers assistant to the food industry. Mary Ann enjoyed collecting dolls and doing word search puzzles. 

 

Mary Ann is survived by her children: Joe Rice, Napa, CA and Jeff Rice, Larchwood, IA; grandchildren: Jeremy, Amber and Waylon Rice all in CA; great-grandchildren: Sophie, Miles and Nelson all in CA. brother, David (Brenda) Garner, Florida, sisters: Donna (Paul) Dubbelde, Valley Springs, SD and Debbie (Troy) Fleming; sisters-in-laws: Mary Garner, Sioux Falls, SD and Jo Garner, Tea, SD, Aunt: Darlene Katzenberger, Sioux Falls, SD, as well as many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne, sons: John and James, brothers; Jerald Garner and Dan Garner. 

 

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 25, 10:30 AM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

James Denevan  - Share this obit - Print this obit

James Edward Denevan, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Dow Rummel Village South in Sioux Falls, SD.

Jim was born to Herbert and Mary (Madel) Denevan on August 14, 1936, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral School in Sioux Falls and graduated in 1955.

While Jim was in college, he met his future wife, Marilyn Graff, in West Sioux in Sioux Falls. Jim and Marilyn married on June 13, 1959, and shared 61 years together and three children: Jim, Teresa, and Tom. Jim’s journey to becoming a professor/coach was a long one as he attended several universities and accrued a surplus of credit hours. Jim earned degrees from Wichita State University (BS), South Dakota State University (MS), and finally his doctorate in 1989 from Oregon State University (Ed.D.). Earning his doctorate degree was a proud moment for Jim and Marilyn as they often had to relocate when Jim would take sabbatical leave to attend class (no internet classes back then), while still working full-time and never taking out a student loan.

Jim taught and coached high school or college in many communities: Bird Island, MN; Brookings, SD; Glenwood, MN; Ellendale, ND; Eugene, OR; Salem, OR; and Sioux Falls, SD, but the place he called home was Marshall, MN and Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU).

In 1968, Jim started teaching at SMSU in the school’s second year of existence, and many of those first-year colleagues remained lifelong friends. Jim taught Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Pedagogy. Jim coached baseball for 21 seasons, winning the school’s first ever conference championship in 1974. In 2013, Jim was inducted into the SMSU Athletics Hall of Honor. Coach always welcomed players for a holiday meal or to hang out in the basement during tornado warnings.

After watching the movie On Any Sunday starring Steve McQueen, Jim thought motocross racing looked like something he needed to try, so at the age of 36 he bought his first dirt bike and Dodge with a 3 on the tree pop up van, and racing became his weekend obsession for the next 40 years. Jim owned and raced almost every make and size of dirt bike but seldom raced by those criteria. Instead, because Jim started later in life, he competed in races determined by age. Early in his racing career, he was in the over 30 class, as in over 30 years old. He then proceeded to the over 40 class, over 50, over 60, and finally the last age group, the “Old Timers.” The motocross community and especially the “Old Timers” gang was fond of Jim and became his second family. Their inner circle was known for sharing and rehashing (embellishing) racing stories. Unsolicited, Jim was kind enough to share those stories with the rest of us or anyone who would listen. Jim’s racing number was 17, and serendipitously, that’s the same date of Jim’s passing.

After retiring from Southwest, Jim moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to his children and grandkids. Lightning struck twice for Jim, Teresa, and Tom as they already had a great childhood growing up in Marshall and then got to double down and have their father close as adults. Jim enjoyed being around the grandkids as much as possible, and as they grew older, he became their biggest fan in the bleachers.

Jim was always tinkering in his garage working on projects and eventually took up woodworking, making furniture proudly displayed by Marilyn and gifting many of his famous breadboards to friends and family.

After he retired from racing, you could find Jim on a golf course or meeting Sterners and Knutsons at any nearby casino. Jim was proud of his hole in one at the age of 80. He spent many winters in Mesa, AZ, where he could race motocross, golf, hang out with his Canadian friends, and try his luck at the casinos (sense a pattern here?). The last 3 ½ years of his life were the most difficult as he truly missed Marilyn every day. Special thank you to all the staff at Dow Rummel for being so kind to Jim, taking his sharp-witted comments, and giving it right back to him.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children: Jim (Betsy), Teresa West (Paul), Tom (Kris), all of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Rich Denevan (Maria), Brittany Denevan, Sam Denevan, Dallas Tebben (Chrissy), Ann Gasper (Ryan), Emily Smith (Derek), Patrick West, Mari West, Alex Denevan, Erin Denevan, and Liz Denevan; 7 great-grandchildren: Merrik and Hailey Gasper; Lilly, Ray, and Madi Smith; Vivian and Evelyn Denevan; sisters-in-law: Jackie Thill (Gene) and Sandy Amundson (Ron Laughlin); and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marilyn, infant brother Patrick Denevan, sister Mary Lou Denevan, brother-in-law, Jon Amundson, and nephew, Brian Thill.

A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, at The Chapel at Dow Rummel Village South at 1310 W. Madison Street, Door O, Sioux Falls, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Dr. Jim Denevan Baseball Scholarship at Southwest Minnesota State University, Founders Hall 221, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN, 56258.

Jean Gormley  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Jean Gormley, age 88, passed away May 15, 2024 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. In lieu of a funeral, per Jeanie's wishes, there will be an open house celebration of life with family present on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Burial will be held at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Highmore, SD on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 1pm. 

Jeanie was born to Ernest and Mildred (Shoemaker) Palon in Faulkton, SD on October 16, 1935. Her family later moved to Highmore, SD where she graduated high school in 1954. She then met her husband Paul and were married November 17, 1955. 

Paul was in the Army and was stationed in Washington state as well as North Dakota. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1960, where they lived on the east side of town. Jeanie was a housewife and mother, and then later managed Hallmark stores for most of her career. She retired from American Greetings at the age of 82. 

Jeanie loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed hosting a variety of gatherings, especially to celebrate holidays and her children's birthdays, cooking all of their favorite foods and treats. Summers from 1972 - 1992 were enjoyed at the family house at Lake Madison. Jeanie loved to travel and went on many family vacations, as well as many trips with her high school friends. She also loved attending the numerous activities her grandchildren were involved in. She was an active member of St. Lambert Catholic church of Sioux Falls. Jeanie played bridge regularly, and continued to do so until she passed. 

Grateful for having shared her life are: son, Mike (Nalin) Gormley, Gault, CA; son, Kevin (Jill) Gormley, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Julie (Larry) Hoekman, Tulare, SD; daughter, Rhonda Erie, Sioux Falls, SD, and sister, Carolyn Beranek of Miller, SD; thirteen grandchildren: Travis (Jill) Gormley, Brent Gormley, Zach Gormley, Lance Gormley, Ryan (Krislin) Trottman, Sean (Tiffany) Trottman, Brooke (Clark) Rozeboom, Brianna Trottman, Jamie (Lindy) Hill, Jess (Matt) Adamski, Jacob (Sam) Flanigan, Jared Flanigan, and Christina Jacobson; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jeanie was preceded in death by her husband Paul, daughter Valerie, infant son, parents Ernest and Mildred Palon, sister Geraldine (Sissy) Houdek, brother James Palon and two infant brothers Virgil and John. The family would like to extend a personal thank you to the caring staff of the Dougherty House. 

 

 

Richard (Dick) Rotert  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Richard (Dick) Rotert, 83, of Sioux Falls, passed away Wednesday May 15, 2024 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation with family present will begin at 6:00 PM on Monday with a 7:00 PM Scripture Vigil at Christ The King Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.

Richard Rotert was born March 22, 1941 in Salem SD to Bernard and Mary (Hoff) Rotert. He grew up in Salem, SD and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He attended USD and moved to Sioux Falls where he lived the remainder of his life. Richard worked at Sioux Steel for several years and finished his career in a variety of sales positions.

Richard was diagnosed with polio at age 11. While polio may have limited his mobility throughout his life, it did not stop him from always being on the go. He attended any event his grandkids were involved in. He loved spending time with his family and his love language generally involved food. Richard could often be found in the lobby of his apartment where he acted as the resident social coordinator. Richard’s love of the Green Bay Packers was obvious to everyone but he had a general love of all sports and was usually watching a game.

Richard is survived by his son, Rich (Kelli) Rotert of Timnath, CO, son, Dan (Sherri) Rotert of Sioux Falls; daughter, Karen (Andreas) Baumann of Ada, MI, daughter, Laurie Rotert of Sioux Falls, son Joe (Betsy) Weber of Sioux Falls, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Juanita Lauer of Salem, Vince Rotert of Sioux Falls, Jerome (Betty) Rotert of Huron, Carol Sabers of Sioux Falls, a sister-in-law, Vivian Rotert of Ft. Dodge, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Rosie Rotert, Gene (Gloria) Rotert, Ralph Rotert, Bernice (Dan) Cronin, Leroy (Janet) Rotert and in-laws, Don Lauer, Lyle Sabers and Leanne Rotert.

Helen M. (Haugen) Kapperman  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Helen M. (Haugen) Kapperman, daughter of Myron and Millie (Rix) Haugen, was born on August 13, 1932 in Hartford, SD and passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at the age of 91, on April 27, 2024. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School in1950. After high school she graduated from Dakota State College in Madison, SD with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Helen was united in marriage with Jerome Kapperman on July 16, 1956 at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford, SD. Helen taught for a combination of 17 years. Jerome loved to move around so she taught at multiple schools around the Midwest which included Minnehaha County Country Schools, Hartford as well as Badger, Burnside and Bettendorf, IA.

Helen was a member of Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon and later St.Therese Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Helen was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hartford. Helen enjoyed bowling and traveling with Jerome around the United States as well as Germany and other countries. Helen had a love of animals and made sure they always had a treat when they came to visit and enjoyed feeding shelled corn and peanuts to the squirrels out her back door.

Grateful for having shared her life are her countless in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Nels Haugen, Marvin Haugen, and Allen Haugen; and her husband: Jerome.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 there will be visitation beginning at 5:00 PM at St. Therese Catholic Church with a Scripture Vigil at 7:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, May 3, 2024, 10:30 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church. 

In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to St.Therese Building Fund, Avera Prairie Center or a charity of your choice.

Rolene Nettie Smidt   - Share this obit - Print this obit

Rolene Nettie Smidt (nee Olson), 86, passed to eternal rest on April 17, 2024 at Palisade Healthcare Center in Garretson, SD. She was born at the family farm in Palisade, MN to Noble T. and Fern M. Olson (nee Graton) on August, 20, 1937. Rolene was preceded by her parents, in-laws, Walt and Alice Dunn, her husband, Owen, his father, Thorvald, her brother, Mark, her sister, Joyce, nephews, John and Tim, nieces, Tammy and Heidi, and in-laws, Zelda and Tom Sawyer. 

Rolene is survived by her 7 children: Jean Marie, David, Jim (Letty), Julie, Diane, Dana Martin (Craig), and Jayne Grohmann (Gene); granddaughter: Jessica Pritiken (Tim); 2 brothers: Dudley (Joan), Newell Olson-Adler (Vic); great-granddaughter: Ruby; and step-grandsons: Martine and Jarehd; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Rolene graduated from Cathedral High School in May 1955. Shortly after high school, she attended a two year program at McKennan Hospital to become an X-Ray tech. Once she completed her training, Rolene worked several years at McKennan hospital. Before she retired, Rolene was a part-time X-Ray tech at various clinics in Sioux Falls. 

Rolene married her dearest love, Owen “Bud” Smidt, on April 12, 1958 and they shared 42 plus years of life’s ups and downs until his passing in June 2000. Raising their 7 kids was like herding cats; it was often a noisy and challenging ride! 

Before her illness, Rolene was an active member of St. Michael and St. Katharine Drexel parishes. She was a strong supporter of religious organizations, the Catholic church, and its current and future clergy (Serra Club International). Rolene was also a long time member of the Catholic Daughters of America - Court Mother Teresa. 

Rolene enjoyed volunteering at Avera Hospital, Behavioral Health and the Center for Active Generations. She enjoyed meeting with friends for coffee and she appreciated a nice glass of wine with pizza. Rolene liked playing cards and tennis; she also enjoyed watching the Hallmark channel, tennis matches and pro football games on TV. 

Rolene had a kind and generous heart, and was dearly loved by those who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and caregivers. 

There will be a Vigil Service at Barnett-Lewis Funeral home on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM with visitation beginning at 5:30 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 1:00 PM at St. Michael Catholic Church. 

Following the Funeral Mass, a light lunch will be served in the St. Michael celebration space; all friends and family are welcome to join. 

Later in the day, Rolene’s ashes will be buried next to her beloved husband, Owen at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Sioux Falls, 

Thank you for the kind words, support and prayers at this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers or plants, please offer up a Mass in Rolene’s name or donate to the Alzheimer's Association or the Banquet. 

Gary Lee Livermont  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Gary Livermont 70, from Sioux Falls South Dakota passed peacefully on April 19, 2024 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls South Dakota. Gary was born on July 21, 1953, in Mobridge, South Dakota, to Charles and Anna (Greff) Livermont.

Gary attended elementary and junior high school in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He attended his freshman year in Wheatridge, Colorado and finished his last three years at Stephan High School, now Crow Creek Indian High School in Stephan, South Dakota. After graduating high school, Gary pursued an art degree and briefly attended Mankato College in Minnesota.  

After leaving Mankato College, he joined the United States Army. His basic training was completed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was stationed in Germany as a military police officer and was honorably discharged. Gary worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Montrose, South Dakota but left to work as a Security Guard for the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gary spent over 25 years working for the South Dakota Department of Social Services before he retired. Gary took pride in working to assist families to obtain their court ordered child support.

Gary had two loves: sports and collecting memorabilia. He loved bowling and golf. He was so happy to retire because he knew it would give him more time to pursue these passions. He bowled in several leagues and played as many golf courses as possible. He had a great group of golf buddies. This group would pick players for tournaments and compete to see who played the best. We’re sure he did well in those tournaments. He also loved and enjoyed watching sports on TV. His favorite teams were the Buffalo Bills and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He had quite a collection of Buffalo Bill memorabilia. He always wanted them to win the Super Bowl. Gary had a sense of humor and told the best jokes and make everyone laugh.

His memorabilia collection included: jerseys, western movies, CDs, shot glasses, bobble heads, cards, golf balls, shirts, and bolo ties. He enjoyed going to thrift stores to add to his collections. It was a true passion of his. He kept lists of thrift items to search for on behalf of his friends. It kept him happy and busy.

Gary is survived by his siblings: Donald Livermont (Anna Marie) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Charlotte Burcin, of Bellefonte PA, Frances Sieler, of Alamogordo, NM, Robert Livermont, of Oxnard, California and twin sister: Mary Geersema, of Spearfish, South Dakota. He also had many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Gary was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard and Jerry; two brothers-in-law: Dale Sieler and Reginald (Reggie) Geersema; and two sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Livermont (Feiock), and Belva Livermont (Riter).

The family would like to thank the staff of Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, VA Medical Center-Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Veterans Hospital, and hospice, for the wonderful care he received. Military services will be held later this Summer 2024. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local hospice.

 

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