William F. Moore
William F. Moore, 87, Rosholt, SD, died Sunday, January 30, 2005, at a Fergus Falls, MN, hospital.
Memorial services were held Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt with Father Dennis Deis officiating. The organist was Lana Sand and the vocalist was Carl Hansen.
Burial was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Honorary urn bearers were his grandchildren. Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt was in charge of the arrangements.
William F. Moore was born November 30, 1917, to Mark and Mary (Firner) Moore in St. Paul, MN. He received his education in the St. Paul schools.
On September 28, 1940, Bill married Helen Lind in Minneapo-lis. A daughter, Carolyn Marie, and a son, James William, were born to this union. The family made their home in Minneapolis where Bill worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and later owned a filling station. He also served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946. In 1963, Bill and Helen moved to Detroit Lakes, MN, and managed the Gover Oil Company. Helen died in 1976.
On January 20, 1979, Bill married Inez Wickander in Detroit Lakes, MN. They lived in Detroit Lakes and the St. Cloud, MN, area until they retired in 1985. From 1985 to 1992, they lived by a lake in the Alexandria, MN, area. In 1992, Bill and Inez moved to Rosholt, SD. The couple also enjoyed spending 17 winters in Mission, TX, from 1985 until 2002.
Bill was a member of the American Legion and the Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt. He enjoyed fishing, growing flowers, especially roses, and woodworking. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He remarked many times that he felt "doubly blessed" to have two families in his life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife Inez of Rosholt; daughter Carolyn and Larry Larsen of Minnetonka, MN; daughter-in-law Avis Moore of Eagan, MN; four step-daughters, Janet and Jay Cory of Breckenridge, MN, Carol and Kirk Moeckly of Britton, SD, Lois and Rodney Westby of Rosholt, SD, and Donna and Randy Holman of Castlewood, SD; two brothers, Fredrick Moore and Samuel Moore both of Minneapolis, MN; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; son James; step-granddaughter Chris-tine Moeckly; and brother Mark Moore.
Margaret Paige, of Bothell, WA, passed away December 26, 2004 at the age of 90. A former member of Bothell First Lutheran Church, she enjoyed arts and crafts, ceramics, baking cakes, and spending time with her loving family. A professional cook, she retired as manager from the Seattle Times cafeteria.
She is survived by her children Eunice Schneider of Shelton, WA; Gerald Gullickson (Gail) of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Ronald Gullickson (Wilma) of Shelton, WA; Sylvia Mangold (Edward) of Mill Creek, WA; Judith Walker of Mountlake Terrace, WA; her sister, Clarice Quarve (William) of Fairfield, OH; 26 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elder Paige, daughter Marilyn Morgan, son James Gullickson and granddaughter Vicki Savelle.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood, WA. Visitation was on Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in her name may be made to Hospice of Snohomish Co., 2731 Wetmore Ave. #500, Everett, WA 98201-9931.
Debra Kay Rickert
Memorial service for Debra Kay Rickert, 51, of Sisseton, SD, was held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sisseton, SD, with Rev. Steve Moberg officiating. Organist was Ember Dady and soloist was Pat Schubert. Visitation was on Tuesday, Feb-ruary 8, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Sisseton Cemetery. The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
Debra was born on January 28, 1954, to Alan and Betty (Steen) Rickert in Brookings, SD. Debi was baptized at the First Presby-terian Church in Sisseton, SD. Her early childhood was spent in Prairie Village, KS, and grade school in Sabetha, KS.
Her high schooling was in Sisseton, where she was one of the first of three generations to graduate from that school. Debi attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) and Patricia Stevens School of Charm in Minneapolis, MN. She had worked at various places as a teacher's aide, spending 16 years in Green Bay, WI, at that job.
While at Green Bay she met and married Peter Stevens. They made their home in nearby Appleton, WI. Debi then came to work at McCrossan Boys Ranch near Sioux Falls, SD. Debi then moved to Missoula, MT, where she and a significant other, Dan, became camp host and hostess for the State. They moved to the southern states, California and Arizona, in the winter months and back up north in the summer. Debi did help run the city of San Diego's Lake Hodges Camp for over five years before moving back to Sisseton, SD.
Debi lived with her dog and cat, working at K and K Convenience Store for the past five years. She enjoyed her work, and to some of the patrons, she was a pleasant one to kid about the NFL, but she was a staunch supporter of the Green Bay Packers. Debi lived in Green Bay at the time of the great players like Bart Starr and knowing them all personally, she was very much a Packers fan.
Debi lived on an acreage near Sisseton, SD, with a significant other, Cal, until her health forced her to move to town. Debi was an artist, handy at crafts, and drawing. She could take and make something decorative out of almost anything. She was also good at painting pictures on objects. Debi loved animals, cats, dogs, and especially horses.
Debi passed away on February 1, 2005, at her home in Sisseton.
Debi is survived by her father, Alan S. Rickert (Colleen) of Sioux Falls, SD; three brothers, Craig (Carla) Rickert of Sioux Falls, SD, Paul (Marie) Rickert of Sioux Falls, SD, and Paige (Julie) Rickert of Minneapolis, MN; one step-sister, Barbara (Allen) Lingor of Yankton, SD; and ten nieces and nephews.
Debi was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Memorials in Debi's honor can be sent to the First Premiere Bank of Sioux Falls, 601 South Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
John P. Loessin
Funeral service for John P. Loessin, 87, formerly of Hammer, SD, was held on Thursday, Febru-ary 10, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in rural Claire City, SD, with Rev. Douglas Wanderer officiating. Organist was Edwin Arndt. Pallbearers were Ronald Larsen, Donald Larsen, Pat Stickland, Robert Schultz, Billy Otto, Sonny Otto, Ray Larsen, and Cecil Stangland. Visitations were held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and also Thursday, February 10, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton. Interment was at the Claire City Community Cemetery. The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
John was born on November 1, 1917, to Otto and Mary (Eichler) Loessin in Hammer, SD. John attended country school. He spent most of his life in Hammer, SD, working as a laborer on farms and was an elevator manager there. During WWII, John worked in Oregon at the shipyards. He became a resident of the Tekakwitha Living Center in Sisseton, SD on June 9, 1989, and resided there until his death on February 5, 2005, at the age of 87.
John is survived by two sisters, Luella Larsen and Vandean Stave both of Huron, SD; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mary; four brothers, Alfred, Albert, Merle, and Harold; and three sisters, Clara Vig, Alice Krause, and Mildred Laing.
Memorials may be sent to the Loessin Scholarship Fund at SDSU in Brookings, SD.
Dolores Mae Smythe, 87, of Allegan, MI, died Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Allegan County Medical Care Facility.
Dolores was born August 9, 1917 in Roslyn, SD, the daughter of Carl Odell and Clara C. (Stave) Olson. She loved the Lord, and singing, and was always active in her church. She also enjoyed family gatherings and often prepared special Norwegian dishes. She was an avid gardener and flowers always filled her home.
As a young woman, she and her sisters formed and sang in a well-known quartet. When her children went off to college, she enjoyed her work at the Benton Harbor K-Mart as the Jewelry Manager. Her husband, Eliot, was the VP and Secretary for Appliance Buyers Credit Corp., the finance company for Whirlpool.
She is survived by two children, Thomas and Tanya Smythe of Allegan, MI, and Edris and Masanori Takeda of Middleville; two grandchildren, Caitlin and Colin Smythe; two sisters, Helen Westby of Sisseton, SD, and Lucille Newcomb of Seattle, WA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eliot D. Smythe (Nov. 29, 1977); brothers, Orville, Omar, Russell, Carl and Mert; and sister, Edris Sims.
There will be no services. Dolores will be buried next to her beloved husband in Waltham, MA. Arrangements by the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com
Ernest Mark Brooks
Ernest Mark Brooks, 90, of Sisseton, SD died Sunday, January 30, 2005 at his sonís home in Barrington, IL. He was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date in South Dakota.
He was born February 4, 1914 in Howard, SD and attended high school in Philip, SD. He moved to Sisseton, SD in 1940 and with his brother, Clair, established the Brooks Brothers car dealership. He was a very avid sportsman and loved to golf, bowl, fish and hunt. He also enjoyed gardening and being outdoors working on various projects. He loved being busy. He was a member of the Masons and a Shriner for many years.
He is survived by his son Spencer (Linda) Brooks and his daughter Karamae (Frank) McCauley; his grandchildren, Jessica (Greg) Chapman, Elizabeth (Jim) Bohan and Andrew M. Brooks; his great-grandchildren, Rachel and Clay Chapman, Quinn Bohan and Sierra Hayes; his sister, Dorothy Burleson and Bernita Hacker and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen S. Brooks, his parents and ten siblings. Memorials may be directed to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
Bertha Lewandowski, 82 of Waubay, SD, died on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Tekakwitha Nursing Home in Sisseton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waubay, SD. Burial was at the Waubay Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation was at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer service at 6:00 p.m. and continuing at the church Thursday prior to services.
Bertha Mildred Rinas was born on Saturday, August 19, 1922 to William and Amanda (Wolff) Rinas in Hart Township, Roberts County, near New Effington, SD. She attended Old Effington School near her home and then worked at various jobs in the Sisseton area.
On November 18, 1947 she married Frank Lewandowski at Waubay, SD. After their marriage the couple made their home and farmed in Alto Township, Roberts County north of Ortley, SD. She was a homemaker, raising her family at home. She entered Tekak-witha Nursing Home in Sisseton in January 2005. She loved gardening and growing flowers, cooking and baking.
Bertha passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Sisseton, SD, at the age of 82 years and 6 months.
Survivors include her husband, Frank of Waubay, SD; four sons, LeRoy (Karen) Lewandowski of Waubay, SD, Merle (Mary) Lewandowski of Bryant, SD, David (Donna) Lewandowski of Waubay, SD and Duane (Blanche) Lewandowski of Peever, SD; four daughters, Elaine Thennis of Webster, SD, Diane (Max) Fleischhacker of Sisseton, SD, JoAnn (Kenny) Snaza of Grenville, SD and Bernice (Dale) Dewerff of Watertown, SD; one sister, Martha Carlson of Sisseton, SD; nineteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joseph; one granddaughter, Malinda; two brothers and two sisters.