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Dolores "Dee" Cink  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Dolores “Dee” (Staebell) Cink, 88, of Sioux Falls passed away peacefully March 16, 2023 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday March 24, 2023 at St. Michael Parish in Sioux Falls, SD with burial to follow at St. Christina Catholic Cemetery, Parker, SD. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 23rd at St. Michael Parish in Sioux Falls, SD with family present and a Scripture Service to be said at 6:30 PM.

Dolores was born to William and Agnes (Yantz) Staebell on March 30, 1934. She attended rural schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Parker High School in 1952. After high school Dolores attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. Dolores was a registered nurse in Sioux Falls for over 30 years. She worked at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls for 6 years and then accepted a nursing position at Sioux Valley (Sanford) Hospital for the remainder of her career. Dolores was united in Holy Matrimony to Alvin Cink on November 19, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Soon after, Al and Dee bought a home on the west side of Sioux Falls where they lived and raised a family for the following 48 years.

When Dee was not working as a nurse, she spent a majority of her time with her family. She and Al enjoyed spending many weekends fishing and visiting with friends and family at their lake home in Big Stone, SD. After retiring, she loved traveling and spoiling her 6 grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic and would regularly be spotted alongside Alvin at daily mass at St Michael Church in Sioux Falls where she was a member since it opened in 1979.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her 3 children: Kevin (Heather) Cink, Brooklyn Park, MN, Tamara “Tammie” (Darrin) Olson, Charleston, SC, David Cink, Madison, WI; six grandchildren: Caleb, Chloe, Olivia, Isaac, Brittany and Jenna; siblings, Vernon Staebell, Sioux Falls; SD, William Staebell, Bloomington, MN, and Dennis Staebell, Gold Canyon, AZ; sisters-in-law: Mary Miller, Parker, SD, Margaret Bohner, Petaluma, CA, Dorene CInk, Sioux Falls, SD; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, her parents, her brother Donald and sister Charlotte.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the dedicated and loving staff at Tieszen Memorial home for the excellent care they gave Dolores.

Pearl Mae Myers  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Pearl Mae Myers 73, of Sioux Falls, SD. passed away on February 3rd, 2023 at Avantara Norton. A Celebration of Life will be held at Barnett-Lewis Funeral home in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Pearl Mae Myers was the first of four daughters born to James Henry Myers and Clara Mae Shore in Kadoka, South Dakota. Her family moved to Rapid City, SD in 1965.

Pearl graduated from what was Rapid City High-school in 1966. A year later at the age of 18, Pearl had to have a tumor removed from her brain, which left her legally blind. Seven years later in spring of 1974, Pearl made the move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She moved into the YWCA which was a living facility for single women, and she started that same year at a coffee shop which was located in what was the court house (now the administration building). She worked there for the next 30 years, making friends with judges, lawyers, city workers and anyone else that wandered into her coffee shop.

Pearl moved in with her lifelong friend Donna Short in 1986 and they resided together until 2006.
Pearl loved her family and friends, working at the courthouse, she loved people and she loved to crochet.

Pearl is preceded in death by her father: James H. Myers; mother: Clara M. Shore (Sigler); grandmother: Gladys Shore; half-sister: Sandra Moss (Sigler); lifelong friend: Donna Short; niece: Heidi Stanevich; and many more family and friends. Left to cherish her life are her sisters: Marlys (Marty) Wasson, of South Dakota; Roberta Tanger, of California; Renetta (John) Williams, of Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends who will miss her.

Michael Timmerman  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Michael Timmerman, 64, of Sioux Falls, passed away after a long struggle with cancer on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at the Dougherty House surrounded by his family.

Michael Timmerman was born June 7, 1958 in Sioux Falls, SD, one of four children born to Ron and Jean (Hysell) Timmerman. He was baptized in the Chancellor Reformed Church in Chancellor, SD. Mike grew up in Sioux Falls along with his 2 brothers: Dennis and Don; and one sister: Betty. He attended elementary and junior high school in Sioux Falls. His family moved back to the farm outside of Hurley when Mike was a teenager, and he later went on to graduate from Lennox High School.

Mike was united in marriage to Lynn Eschenbaum at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD. They were blessed with their two daughters: Abby and Megan.

Mike loved all sports and was a natural athlete. He was a pitcher for fastpitch softball, and was inducted into the USA SD Softball Hall of Fame. Mike loved everything about fastpitch softball; the camaraderie and the friends he made, and he particularly loved coaching his daughters and watching them play fastpitch softball. He also loved playing golf, watching all sports, and most of all spending time with his family.

In his younger years Mike worked in sales until he started his Paintless Dent Repair business. He enjoyed training many individuals in the business.


Those left to cherish his memory include his wife: Lynn, of Sioux Falls; daughter: Abby (Erick), of Sioux Falls; and daughter: Megan of Vermillion; sister: Betty Jorgensen of Tea, SD; brothers: Dennis (Michelle) Timmerman of Mitchell, SD and Don ( Lisa) Timmerman of Sioux Falls; mother-in-law: Theresa Eschenbaum of Miller, SD; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sandy (Rick) Sawvell and Leslie(Marlyn) Waltner of Sioux Falls, Denise (Jerry) Rogers of Littleton , Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ron and Jean Timmerman; and father-In-law, Lester Eschenbaum.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 28, at 1:00 PM at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on with Rev. Thomas Fitzpatrick presiding. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM at the Barnett Lewis Funeral Home on Monday, February 27, followed by a time of sharing at 6:30 PM. A private family burial will be held at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Miller, South Dakota at a later date.


Tammie Stickrod (Thompson)  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Tammie Stickrod (Thompson) born April 27, 1962, passed away February 17, 2023. 

She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Miller, brother David Young, and Grandparents. 

She is survived by her husband Paul Stickrod, Daughters Tesha Thompson, Meichele Thompson, Grandchildren Lysa, Mykell, and Dametrye Thompson..  

Tammie and Paul moved to Sioux Falls from Omaha in October of 1994 where they both worked for Pomy Express Courier Corporation. 

Tammie took a job at Hardee's on 12th Street in Sioux Falls, and Paul retained a job with Concrete Materials in Sioux Falls. Tammie made many friends and will be missed by all.

Marjorie Anne Meier (Stepp)  - Share this obit - Print this obit

On May 15th, 1937, Berdena and Conrad Meier welcomed their second child, Marjorie Anne Meier (Stepp) into the world.  With that, they introduced what would turn out to be 85 years of wonderful memories for all that so deeply loved her and were touched by her.

Strong in her faith, “Margie” never missed an opportunity to reach out to anyone that crossed paths with her, but was particularly committed to her family and closest friends.

Margie was so proud of her work ethic, and particularly proud of her devotion to Apex Medical, where she devoted nearly thirty years of her life.

Margie loved people, and prided herself on being the last of the glue that held her family together.  Carrying on, Margie has left behind a small family that so deeply loves her and a host of friends that will deeply miss her.  A celebration of her memory will be held on Friday, February 17th at Trinity Baptist Church from 5-7 PM in Sioux Falls, SD.

Jason Christopher Arthur Telgren  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Jason Christopher Arthur Telgren passed away on January 16, 2023 at age 42. Jason was born on March 20, 1980 to parents Cliff and Cindee in Rapid City, SD. Growing up, Jason always showed a love for all things technical. He could speed-read lengthy books, build just about anything, and craft mazes and forts the size of the living room. He enjoyed playing baseball, which Cliff and grandpa Arch loved watching. Additionally, Jason attended a Norwegian summer camp twice, followed by the trip of a lifetime to Norway with grandparents Grant and Mary Peterson. At 12 years old, Jason was baptized at First Baptist Church in Brookings, SD. 

After graduating from Brookings High School in 1998, Jason made the decision to join the U.S. Army and graduated on a hot, sweaty day in Fort Benning, GA in 2000. He proudly served for three years in the 3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard in Fort Meyer, VA. The time he spent in service impacted his life greatly, especially after serving at the Pentagon on 9/11. Jason and Stacie DeBough moved back to Brookings, SD where they were married in 2002. They later welcomed two children: Hunter in 2003 and Abbie in 2007. In 2021, Jason remarried Elissa Hohbach. 

Jason had many hobbies including cooking, gardening, and hunting. He owned many pets throughout his lifetime and caring for his dogs certainly brought him joy. His grandma Yoshi often invited him to play bingo at the VFW with her - one time they even won $800! Among Jason’s favorite activities, watching the Vikings and the Twins ranked highly. He was avidly loyal, teaching his kids from a young age that the Vikings would always be better than the Packers. He attended many Twins games and especially enjoyed bringing Hunter and Abbie with him. In addition to his love for sports, cooking his favorite meals for his family was always a favorite pastime. There were a few meals that ranked supreme in his mind: beef stroganoff, sour cream meatballs, and enchiladas. However, nothing could top Jason’s love for homemade egg rolls. The number he could eat in a single sitting almost belonged on a TV show! No one could rival him, although many tried. 

Jason was loved and will be missed by his family: wife Elissa Telgren; children: Abbigail and Hunter Telgren; parents: Cliff Telgren, Cindee and Charlie Siver; sisters: Katee (Bruce) Paine, Allison Siver, Malloree (Ryan) Argust; aunts and uncles: Nancy (Greg) Rodriguez, Suzee (Craig) McMacken, Randy (Connie) Peterson; in-laws: Brad, Ellen, and Seth Hohbach; grandparents: Yoshiko Telgren, Grant Peterson; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jason was preceded in death by grandfather: Arden Telgren; and: grandmother Mary Peterson. 

A private family burial will be held at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD on January 30, 2023 followed by a public celebration of Jason’s life at the VFW in Brookings, SD on January 30, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Robert Charles Jenneman,  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Robert Charles Jenneman, 81, passed away at his home on January 3, 2023. He was born on November 1, 1941 in Sioux Falls, SD to Robert and Dorothy (Melbrech).

Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home. 

Mary Josephine Smith  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Mary Josephine Smith from Sioux Falls, SD, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2023, at age 72. Mary was born in Sheldon, Iowa on October 7, 1950 to John and Agatha Epping, (Krogman). Mary grew up in Sheldon with her five siblings and attended St. Patrick’s School for elementary and later Sheldon High and graduated from Watertown High.

She eventually made her way across the U.S. to California where she met Ron Chinn in the late 1970s. They would later marry and welcome three daughters, Mandy, Marra, and Melissa. When Mary became a widow in 1992, she moved back to Iowa to be closer to her mother and siblings. Many years later, she was introduced to James “Jim” Smith by a mutual friend. The pair wed on June 28, 2008 and forged ahead as true “partners in crime” and were the best of friends. They deeply loved and respected each other and were together until the very end.

Mary is survived by her husband: Jim Smith; daughters: Mandy, Marra (George) Allen, and Melissa; step-son: Shawn; and step-daughter: Lindsay; three grandchildren: Jailyn (7), Dahlia (6) and Zayden (4); brothers: Bob (Suzi) Epping, Steve Epping, and Jerry (Penny) Epping; sister: Charlotte Mercer; plus countless friends and family. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother: Ron; sister-in-law: Judy; and many other friends and family.

  Those who had the privilege of knowing Mary valued her kindness and warmth. Her Sunday breakfasts were famous as were her homemade chocolate cakes and potato salad. You could always count on Mary to be funny and sassy. With a twinkle in her eye and a pep in her step, she knew how to have a good time and made sure her company had just as much fun. More than anything, she loved her husband, kids, and grandkids. She relished being a “Mama” and was proud her legacy lived on through her grandkids.

During the summer, you could find Mary at Iowa’s great lakes camping and golfing with friends and family. She loved to sit outside with her dog, Toby girl on her lap and a cold Bud Light in her hand. Together with Jim and loved ones, Mary would sit around the fire laughing, sharing stories, and making memories. Mary’s carefree spirit and loving nature will be remembered by all those blessed by her beautiful soul and dazzling smile.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, January 22, from 2 PM – 5 PM at Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill at 1903 S. Ellis Rd., Sioux Falls, SD 57106.

John Joseph Adams  - Share this obit - Print this obit

John Joseph Adams Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 at age 76.

John was born June 2nd, 1946 to John and Dorothy Adams. He was raised in Sioux Falls where he graduated from Washington High School. After high school, John briefly served in the Army and was discharged under Honorable Conditions. He then attended Hanson Mechanical Trade school where he obtained a certificate for auto and diesel mechanics.

John loved cars and spent many years of his life as a mechanic/driver. He was known by many as for his sense of humor. He enjoyed American history and rarely would miss a NASCAR race on television. 

John is preceded in death by his parents and his brother David. He is survived by his children; Deborah, Joshua, Jeremy, Becky, Amy Jo, Amy Lynn, Crystal, Brian and Patrick; as well as his grandchildren: Kasandra (Rory Mae and Parker), Brayden, Noah, Mahli, Macy, Jadalynn, Anberlyn and Oaklynn. 

Visitation will be Monday, January 16, 5:00 PM with a family led service at 6:30 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home.

Ken Melius  - Share this obit - Print this obit

Ken Melius, 72, of Sioux Falls, died on January 6, 2023 at USD Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. In September 1950 Ken was born in Faulkton, SD to Marvin and Leticia (Moreland) Melius. He attended Faulkton Elementary and High School, graduating in 1969. Ken obtained a B.S. Degree from Northern State University, graduating in 1974.

Ken married Sue Ellen Sommers of Aberdeen in 1978. Ken was fortunate to have three different careers in his life, each 13 years long. First, he was a Court Service Officer for the 5th Judicial Circuit in Aberdeen. Next he was executive director and lobbyist for the South Dakota State Employees Organization in Pierre. Then he was executive vice president for the South Dakota Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors in Pierre. Also, during his life he founded a book publishing company and helped his parents on their farm. Ken organized and was part of a group of volunteers who created a thriving ice hockey program in Pierre and Ft. Pierre in the late ‘90s.

Ken is survived by his wife: Sue; a beautiful woman who enriched Ken’s life in so many ways and she is the true North Star for their kind, and generous children: Dmitri (Brittni), and their children: Henry and Hattie of Littleton, CO, Andre (Julie), and their son: William of Eau Claire, WI, Miguel (Seul), and their son: Lincoln of Edina, MN and Maria Christianson, and her children: Austin, Blakely and Brecken of Sioux Falls; his brothers: Robert of Faulkton, SD, Michael (partner Marla) of Hermosa, SD; his sister: Nancy Adkison of Ivins, UT; and his aunt: Mary Anne Keefe of Huron, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Letty and an infant son, Michael.

Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be directed to the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire at 100 South Spring St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.


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