Carron Jean Radigan, born November 1st, 1951, passed away at 8:30pm on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. She led an amazing life and passed peacefully to her forever home surrounded by her family. Carron worked hard and tirelessly as a Sr. Programmer Analyst in Institutional Research. She was often th…

Jean was born to Jens and Edith Hansen in a rural farm home near Vermillion, SD.  She was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a Christian in St. Peter Lutheran Church, Vermillion, SD on July 4, 1937.  She graduated from the University High School as valedictorian in 1941 then attended the…

Annabelle Severson, 87, of Vermillion, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Grand Living at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Marvin A. Girard, son of Francis & Evelyn (Lambert) Girard, was born December 16, 1951 in Vermillion, SD and passed away at his home on June 5th, 2019 at the age of 67.

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Timi Lynn (Hughes) Jongeward, 45, wife of 26 years to Keith Jongeward, passed away September 23rd, 2018 in Tucson AZ.

Geraldine “Gerry” Clark, 90, of Vermillion passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Alcester Care & Rehab. Center in Alcester.

Lowell D. Tanderup, 82, of Vermillion, formerly of Obert, Nebraska, passed away May 23, 2019 at his residence.

Brett T. Nelson, age 49 of Yankton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. Memorial services will be 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Ho…

Richard Alden Cutler, 77, of Sioux Falls passed away peacefully on May 8, 2019 after a three-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer.

James Dwyer III, 64, of Vermillion, SD passed away Tuesday, May 7 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Memorial services for Brieson Jensen age 25 of Wisner, NE will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger, NE with Chaplain Zach Brueningsen officiating. Private family interment will be in the Danish Lutheran Cemetery in Gayville, SD..Visi…

Sioux Falls, SD- “The Principal’s Professor,” Dr. Philip A. Vik, 84, of Sioux Falls, died peacefully in his home under the care of Avera Hospice on Friday, April 26, 2019. He was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Gloria Dei Luth…

George William “Bill” Dayhuff, age 93 of Yankton, SD passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the United Church of Christ (Congregational), Yan…

Robert Leroy Lansing passed away at his home under hospice care on April 18, 2019 in Vermillion. He was 94.

Rev. Benard Albert Nelson, 96, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on April 11, 2019, at the Brookdale Carmel assisted living community.

John Richard Gehm of Sioux Falls died of natural causes on April 5, 2019, while visiting friends in Seattle, WA. He was 63. John was born May 6, 1955 in Cleveland, OH, to John H. and Evelyn Gehm. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, MI in 1973, and earned a Bachelor degree i…

Anna Jespersen passed away on March 23, 2019 at West Union Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was formerly a resident of Traditions of West Union, Iowa. The Grau Funeral Home ( is handling funeral arrangements.

Roxanne Alice Miller, 68, of Vermillion, SD passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at her residence, after a long battle with cancer.

Raymond (Ray) Dean Kahler was born Feb. 12, 1943 in Sioux City, Iowa to Alfred and Frieda (Grosz) Kahler and died on March 22, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 76.

Ernest G. Carlsen (“Ernie”) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died peacefully at his home on March 25, 2019…one month shy of his 98th birthday…surrounded by family and friends. He was born on a ranch near Hoover, South Dakota, in the middle of a spring blizzard on April 25, 1921, the youngest of…

Karen K. Klave, 66, of Vermillion, passed away Saturday, March 22 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Fern Swensen, 85 of Vermillion, formally of Wakonda and Elk Point, passed away on March 23, 2019 at the Sanford Care Center in Vermillion. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Chapel in Viborg. Visitation will be held one hour prio…

Eugene A. Wright, 69, of Moorhead, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in his home.

Funeral services for Merle G. Pickner, 86, of Mitchell, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Pukwana Free Lutheran Church in Pukwana, with burial in the Pukwana Cemetery at Pukwana. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. with family present at the Hickey Funeral Chapel in Ch…

Delores M. Gregg, 88, of Vermillion, SD passed away Monday, March 11, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, with rosary at 10 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Sun…

William “Bill” Willroth III, 87, of Vermillion, SD passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

Mary Jean Bremer, 101, died March 1 at the Sanford Care Center in Vermillion, South Dakota. She was born Sept. 3, 1917 in York, Nebraska, daughter of Carl Bremer and Emma Elizabeth (Jeske) Bremer.

Oris Edsel Holden, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle passed away at Wel-Life at Elk Point, an Assisted Living Residence, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Mrs. Janet Lucille Wanzek of Fargo, North Dakota passed away on March 1, 2019 peacefully in her home surrounded by her children after a beautiful life well lived.

Carol Kittelson, age, 92, of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of St. Cloud, Minnesota passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at Alomere Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Donald B. Gregg, age 90, a retired life-long Clay County farmer, passed away on Feb. 24, 2019 at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, SD.

Harold Buchman, 74, of Vermillion, SD passed away February 12 at his residence. A memorial service will be at a later date.

JoAnne [Baker] Beringer passed away on Feb. 21, 2019 in Vermillion.

Paul Adams Noble died February 16, 2019 in Tulsa, Olahoma. He was born May 14, 1958 in Vermillion, South Dakota to Jack and Phyllis Noble, the youngest brother of Dave, Kris, Jane, and Ruth. He graduated from Vermillion High School and then attended the University of South Dakota where he re…

Berwyn Wayne Svoboda, 94, Vermillion, died Friday, Feb 15, 2019 at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at United Church of Christ, Vermillion, with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday…

Connie Wulff, 67, of Vermillion, SD, passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, on February 11, 2019.

Entrepreneur and Agribusiness executive, Larry Shipley, died suddenly at his South Dakota home on November 4th, 2018. He was 62 years old. Shipley was the President of IBP Enterprises (1997-2001) and Chief Financial Officer, IBP Inc. (1994-2001). Headquartered in facilities that Shipley desi…

Diane C. Pearson, 76, of Wakonda passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Ronald “Ron” Lynn Nelson, 65, a farmer, hog producer and avid hunter, passed away at his home on Jan. 29, 2019 after a 10-year battle with metastatic prostate cancer.

Marilyn Horst, 94, of Westminster, Colorado, died on Jan. 18, 2019. She was born on Aug. 22, 1924 in Vermillion, South Dakota to Alonzo Cotton and Hazel (nee McDonald) Cotton.

Roland (Ron) Charles Orr was born May 2,1945 to Bud and Eileen (Ovesen) Orr at Dakota Hospital, Vermillion, SD. Ron died peacefully at his home in Vermillion, SD on January 24, 2019.

Jeannette Marie (Andre) Brown, 66 of Irene, SD, died January 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Her final days were spent surrounded in love with her husband, children, grandchildren, and brothers & sisters.

USD Professor Emeritus E. Howard Coker, 84, was released from this earthly life on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

Darlene L. Jepsen, 96, of Wakonda, South Dakota, formerly of Meckling passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda.

Jeanette Eleanor De Jong, age 92, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at her home in Rock Rapids.

Cecil E. Oakie, 44, of Vermillion and formerly of Red Scaffold passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburg, PA.

William “Bill” Patrick O’Connor was born in Vermillion, SD, on Oct. 16, 1949 to parents Michael & Aileen (Ryan) O’Connor. The Lord called Bill Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He was 69.

CEDAR FALLS, IA — Barbara Bretz Heisinger, 78, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Vermillion, died Jan. 2, 2019 at Western Home Communities of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mary Ellen Petersen Asher, 86, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 26, 2018.

Charles W. Nauman, age 94 of Yankton, SD and formerly of Volin, SD passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton. Arrangements are pending with Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory in Yankton. Full obituary to be posted at a later date.

Helen Agnes Christopher Bernard, 86, Vermillion, passed away Dec. 29, 2018. Born Feb. 20, 1932, to John and Agnes Christopher, Helen was raised and educated in Irene, South Dakota.