Harvey Koopman

January 10, 2019

obit harvey koopmanFeb. 21, 1934 – Dec. 27, 2018

Harvey Koopman, age 84 of Hendricks, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Beth­any-Elim Lutheran Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Bethany-Elim Lutheran Church. Visitation re­sumed one hour prior to the service at the church.Burial with military hon­ors was at West Elim Lu­theran Cemetery, Ivanhoe. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
Harvey James Koopman was born Feb. 21, 1934 in Ivanhoe to his par­ents Frank and Jeanette (Berg) Koopman. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Ivan­hoe High School. Harvey served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 1, 1957 Harvey was united in marriage to Muriel Sandro at Beth­lehem Lutheran Church near Astoria, South Da­kota. Harvey and Muriel had four children that they raised on their farm. Harvey enjoyed visiting with his coffee crew at the bakery and traveling. Playing cards with friends was also something he en­joyed, especially Pinochle. He was a member of Beth­any-Elim Lutheran Church and a lifelong member of Rueben-Hansen American Legion, Post 195 of Hen­dricks.
He is survived by his be­loved wife of 62 years, Mu­riel Koopman; sons James Koopman, Mark (Missy) Koopman and Kevin Koop­man, and daughter Nor­een Zafft. Harvey loved his three grandchildren— Jesse (Jessica) Zafft, Anna Zafft and Matthew Koop­man; and two great-grand­children—Abbie Grace and Tucker Zafft. He is also survived by his brother Joel (Jan) Koopman and sister Wanice (Dick) Hoff, along with numerous niec­es, nephews and cousins.
Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Gary Koopman, Ruby Campbell, John Dale Koopman and Robert Koopman.

Lorraine Kurth

January 10, 2019

obit lorraine kurthMay 28, 1922 – Dec. 28, 2018

Lorraine Kurth, age 96 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Silver Creek Hospice in Maple Grove. Funeral ser­vice was 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at United Methodist Church in Hendricks with visitation held prior to the service at the church from 12:30-2 p.m. Burial was at the Hendricks City Cem­etery. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Hen­dricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Lorraine Elizabethann Ista was born May 28, 1922 in Walcott, North Dakota to LeRoy and Maude (Hancock) Ista. She grew up in the Colfax, North Dakota area. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1939 and attended Moorhead State Teachers College in Moor­head. She married John Kniess and later divorced. She then married Glenn Eugene Kurth on Aug. 7, 1953 at Zion EUB church in Colfax, North Dakota. They moved to Hendricks in 1953. Lorraine was an amazing artist, house­wife, jeweler, gardener, mother and teacher. Her artwork included rose­maling, china painting, oil painting, acrylic, water­colors, making porcelain dolls, stained glass, wood­working, crocheting, knit­ting, copper enameling, sewing and, last but not least, quilt making. Lor­raine was a humanitarian and loved to keep those around her, especially her grandchildren, filled with happiness and tran­quility. She was a strong, humble woman who is and always will be an idol and an inspiration. Some of her life accomplish­ments were pursuing an education until she was a proud 88 years of age, working at UMCOR ev­ery winter, helping those around her and giving her family a strong start. Lor­raine lived in Hendricks until March 2014, when she moved to Heritage Lane in Marshall, where she lived until June 2017. She spent the remainder of her life at SilverCreek on Main in Maple Grove. Lorraine died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Silver Creek on Main Memory Care in Maple Grove.
She is survived by her six children— Patricia Carlson of Rochester, Eu­gene Scott (Marie) Kniess of Port Orchard, Wash­ington, Glenda Vizecky of Cottonwood, Debra (Neal) Homan of Labolt, South Dakota, Tami (Tom) Cooper of Maple Grove, and John (Renee) Kurth of North Richland Hills, Texas; her sister Marge Crowell of Napa, Califor­nia, as well as sister-in-law Lorraine Ista of Fargo, North Dakota, and her many nieces and neph­ews; her grandchildren— Jill (David) Chao, Jennifer (John Adkins) Christens­en, Catherine (Case) Un­fried, Gordon (Stephanie) Vizecky, Michelle Kirk­land, Mark Vizecky, Quint (Erin) Homan, Clint Ho­man, Michael (Kelsey) Cooper, Rachel Cooper, David (Brittany) Kurth, and Matthew Kurth; her great-grandchildren— Abraham Wangnoo, Mary Claire Chao, Sara (Matt Menzenski) Chao, Tahira (Royce) Farmer, Zendaya Adkins, Zachary Vizecky, Gage Vizecky, Autumn Kirkland, Evan Kirkland, Andrew Vizecky, Reid Vizecky, Czarina Unfried, Carson Unfried, Remi Ho­man, and Callie Kurth; and lastly, her great-great-grandchild Mason Wangnoo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn; brothers LeRoy, Adolph (Vonnie), John and Allen (DeAnn); sister Beverly (Richard) Trimble; brothers-in-law Richard LaPlat and John Crowell; sisters-in-law Raychel Christianson, and Clarysse (Ronald) Ather­ton; nephew LeRoy Ista; son-in-law Thomas Carl­son; and grandson-in-law David Kirkland.

Della Pegors

January 10, 2019

obit Della Pegors PhotoMay 31, 1953 – Jan. 4, 2019

Della Pegors, age 65 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Jan. 4 at Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A Cel­ebration of Della’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Bible Baptist Church in Brookings, South Dakota.Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brook­ings, South Dakota. A private family burial will precede her memorial service at the Hendricks City Cemetery.
Delrose “Della” (Mohwinkel) Pegors was born May 31, 1953 in Fairmont to Delton and Loretta Mohwinkel. She was the middle of three children, growing up on a farm northeast of Truman. Upon graduation from high school, Della attend­ed fashion merchandising school in Minneapolis.
Wes and Della built an enduring friendship in high school that became the foundation for their re­lationship, which bloomed into a 45-year marriage, which started on Oct. 3, 1973. Della, having been raised in church, was con­cerned that after having done everything required of her, she still had no assurance that Heaven would be her home. On April 2, 1973, a friend she worked with invited her to a Dave Wilkerson Cru­sade, where Della heard the Gospel plainly given and put her trust in Christ Jesus alone for her salva­tion. Without getting any discipleship, she strug­gled on what she should do next in her newfound Christian walk. When her husband Wes was saved on April 10, 1977, they both realized the need to follow the Lord together in believer’s baptism and live for Christ.
To their union were added two daughters, Angie and Megan. Della’s one desire was that her daughters have a person­al relationship with the Lord Jesus like she did. After Angie and Megan were married, that same desire was transmitted to her grandchildren. She re­joiced as each one of them put their trust in the Lord Jesus.
In 1979, Della, along with her husband, began a 30-year ministry of pick­ing up unchurched chil­dren on a Sunday School bus and bringing them to church. Through this min­istry, scores of children were reached with the Gospel, with many trust­ing Christ as their Savior and some going on to full-time Christian ministry.
Della went home to her mansion that Jesus pre­pared for her to serve her Savior eternally on Jan. 4. She will be sorely missed by her husband Wes; daughters Angie (Grant) Behlen and Megan (Steve) Alberts; and grandchil­dren Brooke, Britton, Day­na, Ava, Karmen, Kendra and Macy.

Dean Hansen

January 10, 2019

Oct. 21, 1935 – Jan. 3, 2019

Dean Hansen, age 83 of Canby, passed away Thursday, Jan. 03 at San­ford Canby Medical Cen­ter. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, with Rev. Levi Bollerud of­ficiating. Burial was in Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in Taunton. Visitation was 2-4 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, and resumed Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dean Allen Hansen was born Oct. 21, 1935 to Newton and Marga­ret (DeBates) Hansen in Pipestone County. His family lived in various communities in south­west Minnesota. Dean graduated from Minneota High School in 1954. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Downing, on Oct. 18, 1955.
The couple farmed south of Canby, where they raised their six chil­dren. In 2003 they sold the farm and moved to Hendricks, where they enjoyed retirement for the next 11 years. In 2014 they moved back to Can­by. Dean entered Sanford Canby Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2018, where he passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, at the age of 83 years, two months and 14 days.
He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Dean loved to fish and hunt with his broth­ers, sons and grandsons. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He loved spending time outside sitting in the sun, listen­ing to the birds, visiting with his kids and teasing the grandkids.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife Margaret Hansen of Can­by; six children—Alan (Sandy) Hansen of Canby, Loretta (Roger) Eischens of Canby, Sharon (Brad) Fox of St. Leo, Randy (Sandi) Hansen of Madi­son, Ron (Janelle) Hans­en of Little Falls, and Rick (Beth) Hansen of Canby; 17 grandchildren—Sara (Tony) Abrahamson, Ryan (Alicia) Hansen, Daren (Zhenya) Hansen, Tonia (Roger) Ridler, Eric Eischens, Lisa (Scott) Voss, Gina (Kyle) Sheik, Justin Fox, Jessica Fox, Tierra Hansen, Tabitha Hansen, Tony (Ashley) Hansen, Charlie (Anna) Hansen, Holly (fiance’ Joe Tetzlaff) Hansen, Reid Hansen, Alise Hansen and Grace Hansen; 18 great-grandchildren—Max, Jack, Will, Luke, Zachary, Claire, Abbygail, Megan, Brady, Hunter, Laila, Syd­ney, Ella, Nolan, Leo, Ben, Bree and Abby; five sib­lings—Bob (Evelyn) Han­sen of Echo, Jim (Marlys) Hansen of Bemidji, Jerry (Rose) Hansen of Alex­andria, Larry (Gail) Han­sen of Backus, and Judy Peterson of Olathe, Kan­sas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Newton and Margaret; grandson Kyle Hansen; two sisters, Betty (How­ard) Geihl and Beverly (Erling) Komplien; and brothers-in-law Wayne Peterson and Frances Downing.
Blessed be his memory.

Freda E. Burns

January 3, 2019

Jan. 6, 1917 – Dec. 23, 2018

Freda E. Burns, age 101, of Hendricks passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 in the House­man Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Hendricks with Rev. Allen Molascon offi­ciating. Burial was in the Hendricks City Cemetery. Visitation took place Sat­urday, one hour prior to the service. The House­man Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks was entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Freda E. Burns was born Jan. 6, 1917 to John and Emma (Gustafson) Bergh in Astoria, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed her faith in the Lord at the Fish Lake Swedish Mission Church pastored by her father, John Bergh.
She was united in mar­riage to Wade H. Burns on April 6, 1936 in Brookings, South Dakota. Through the 1940s, her family lived and worked in many plac­es through the Southwest. They were in Vancouver, Washington before re­turning to Hendricks in 1943. Freda’s faith and life gave her the ability to visit easily with everyone she met. She enjoyed 30 years working on Hen­dricks Main Street, wait­ing on customers at Heyl’s Produce, Carvel Johnson’s Clothing, Siverson’s Drug, and Shultz and Hendricks Hardware.
Freda was an excellent seamstress and loved to share her cooking and baking. She would often bring food to someone who was alone. To the very last years in the nurs­ing home she entertained many with her kindness and humor. Freda passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at the Hendricks Nursing Home at the age of 101 years, 11 months and 17 days.
She is lovingly remem­bered by her daughter, Evon Burns; daughter-in-law, Audrey Burns; grand­sons: Jason and Wade (Kimberly) Burns; great grandchildren: Travis Burns, Katelyn (Raymond) Montez; great-great grandchildren: Noah and Kollin Montez; and many nieces and nephews.
Freda was preceded in death by her son Wayne; parents John and Emma Bergh; two brothers: Gay­lord and LeRoy Bergh; and two sisters: Anna (Melvin) Johnson and Vera (Clif­ford) Hoseck.
Blessed be her memory.

Gloria Jean Smith

January 3, 2019

April 5, 1946 – Dec. 22, 2018

Gloria Jean Smith Pe­tersen, 72, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. She was born April 5, 1946 in Pratt to Anfred and Viv­ian (Adams) Smith.
Gloria grew up on the farm southeast of Havi­land, Kansas, graduating from Cullison High School. She worked hard all of her life in the food industry and caring for others as a CNA later in life.
After living in Mulvane and Derby, Kansas, she moved to Hendricks when her husband retired, add­ing many more friends to her life. She enjoyed hav­ing her family come to visit and explore the area. She moved back to Kansas in 2016, settling in Pratt, Kansas.
She is survived by daugh­ters, Lori (Roger) Rankin of Wichita and Becky Moore of Midwest City, Oklaho­ma; stepdaughter, Sandy Sells and her sister Deb­bie Jalil; grandchildren, David, Kenny, Ashley, Jes­sica and Cameron Rankin, Blake and Shelby Moore and Anisa Jalil; father, An­fred Smith; siblings, Janice (Don) Urban of Wichita, Kansas and Morris (Kay) Smith of Haviland, Kansas; sister-in-law, Linda Knott; brother-in-laws, Bill Pe­tersen and Leon Peters­en; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Petersen and mother, Viv­ian Smith.
Visitation will be Fri­day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, Kansas. A Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary. Burial will be held at a later time at Sunset Cemetery, Culli­son, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Pratt County EMS in care of Larrison Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at www.larrison­mortuary.com.

Adam Hartman

December 26, 2018

obit Adam Hartman PhotoMay 28, 1990 – Dec. 15, 2018

Adam Anthony Hart­man, age 28 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Brookings, South Dakota, passed away Dec. 15 at Avera McKennan Hospi­tal, Sioux Falls, South Da­kota. Memorial services were 10:30 a.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 20 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brook­ings. Memorial visitation was 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings.
Adam Anthony Hart­man was born on May 28, 1990 in Brookings, South Dakota, the son of Jeffrey Hartman and Michelle (Lathrop) Kampmann. He grew up and attended school in Brookings, grad­uating from Brookings High School in 2008. He briefly attended South­east Technical Institute studying small engine repair. Growing up, Adam was very involved with Motocross. It was truly his passion. He loved teaching his sister Sierra how to ride motorcycles. He held various jobs over the years in Brookings and Sioux Falls, spend­ing a majority of his time working in the HVAC in­dustry.
Adam loved spending time with his family and friends. He held a very special bond with his sib­lings and cousins. Bean bags, boating and social­izing with people were the joys of his life. He was extremely outgoing and quick to make friends with those he would meet. His niece Ella held a very special place in his heart.
Because of his love for others, Adam was able to give the ultimate gift in his untimely death, in do­nating his organs to those in need of his lifesaving decision. Three people will now carry Adam’s legacy on because of his selfless act.
Those left to cherish his memory are his fa­ther Jeffrey (Trudi) Hart­man of Brookings, South Dakota; mother Michelle (Kyle) Kampmann of Hendricks; three sib­lings— Jeffrey (Randi) Hartman, Jr. of Brookings, Katie Hartman of Sioux Falls, and Sierra Hart­man of Brookings; niece Ella Brooke; step-siblings Jeremy Kambel of Las Vegas, Nevada, Zachary (Maymy) Kambel of Ho­nolulu, Hawaii, Jill (Nate) Quam of Brookings, Day­na Kambel of Brookings, and Sheridan Kampmann of Sioux Falls; maternal grandparents Vern and Shirley Lathrop of Brook­ings; paternal grand­mother Delores Hartman of Brookings; and numer­ous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather James Hart­man, Sr, step-sister Syd­ney Kampmann, and one aunt, Cecilia Hartman.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome. com

Richard Grimlie

December 26, 2018

obit grimlie IMG_0216Dec. 1, 1954 – Dec. 19, 2018

Rick Grimlie, age 64 of Toronto, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19 at his residence. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto. Burial will be at Bethany Lu­theran Cemetery, Astoria, South Dakota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Richard “Rick” John Grimlie was born Dec. 1, 1954 to Arthur and Ju­dith (Lokkeberg) Grim­lie in Hendricks. He was raised on a farm near Astoria, South Dakota, where he received his ed­ucation. Rick graduated from Astoria High School in 1973.
Rick was united in mar­riage to Linda Nelson on Dec. 6, 1975. Following their marriage, they lived in Brookings, South Da­kota, where he worked for the Brookings Lake Telephone Company. In 1978, the company merged with ITC, where he worked in Chester and Brookings before moving to Toronto, South Dakota in 1989. In 1998, Rick and Linda started their own company in Toronto, R&L Splicing, which is still in operation. During this time, Rick and Linda also owned and operated the Toronto Café in 1989, Rick’s Bar in 2009, To­ronto One Stop in 2011, and the car wash in 2017. Rick passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at this home near Toronto at the age of 64.
He was a member of Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, spending time with family and friends, watching the grandkids, and working.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Linda Grimlie; three daughters—Kristin (Jere­my) Hunter, Kelli (Corey) Franken and Kelsey (Dan) Knust; eight grand­children—Skylar, Matte, Shay, Payton, Caysen, Ol­ivia, Oakley and Merrick; sister Sandi (Ron) Nuese; two brothers, Larry (Lin­da) Grimlie and Laron (Marilyn) Grimlie; sister-in-law Diana Grimlie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents Ar­thur and Judith Grimlie, brother David Grimlie, mother and father-in-law, and many promising Min­nesota Vikings seasons.

Karen Schuette

December 20, 2018

Karen Schuette, age 67 of Brainerd, formerly of Hendricks, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12.
Being a florist for over 30 years, Karen might have brightened your day with a bouquet of flowers or a handmade greeting card. She will also be re­membered for her caring heart, selflessness na­ture, her infectious laugh and smile, but most im­portantly, her love for her granddaughters.
Karen was preceded in death by her beloved husband James. She is survived by her daugh­ter Rochelle (Michael) Hanson, son J.R. (Lauren) Schuette, and beautiful granddaughters Lily Han­son and Rosie Schuette.
Per Karen’s request, no services will be held.

Linda Pitzl

December 20, 2018

obit linda pitzl IMG_3027March 5, 1944 – Dec. 14, 2018

Linda Lee Pitzl, age 74 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Dec. 14 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date at the East Hendricks Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home- Birk Chapel of Hendricks is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Linda Lee Pitzl was born March 5, 1944 in St. Paul to Warren and Gwendolyn (Hinsverk) Clausen. She was baptized and con­firmed at Calvary Luther­an Church in Hendricks. Linda was raised on the family farm until Nov. 10, 1962, when she married Russell Pitzl. The next two and a half years were spent in Boston, Massachusetts while Russ finished his service in the U.S. Navy. In 1964 they had their first son, Eric, and in 1965 moved back to Minneapo­lis, where in 1968 they had a second son, Jason.
While settling into their home in Apple Valley, Linda worked for Lancers Cloth­ing Store, Pepsi and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Working for Pepsi was always kinda fun because to her, “Coke is it!” After her kids gradu­ated and moved on, Russ and Linda packed up and headed for her treasured family farm to manage the land and tend to milk cows they had purchased. Linda fell into her calling, taking up work at the Hendricks Hospital as a medical tran­scriptionist and becoming an EMT for over 20 years. Her devotion to the hospi­tal was added to with sev­eral years taking care of the local channel and be­ing secretary of the church council. Her greatest pas­sion was friends, family and her childhood farm, established in 1881.
Linda enjoyed many things, including traveling (especially to Norway), downhill and water ski­ing, games with friends and family, arts and crafts, shopping with her girl­friends, and just spending time chatting. With two boys passionate about golf, it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with it, too. She loved everyday and everyone she got to have a round with! She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Club 14, and the 20th Century Club. Linda’s infectious smile and welcoming personal­ity will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Grateful for having shared Linda’s life is her husband of 56 years, Russ Pitzl of Hendricks; her sons, Eric (Leann) Pitzl of Rochert and Jason Pitzl of Marshall; three grand­children, Emma Lee Pitzl, Ashley (Sean) Romo and Jason Neuse; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Logan Romo; her siblings, Vicki Clausen of Minne­apolis, Bonnie (Al) Haines of Florida, and Wayne (Debra Gunnes) Clausen of St. Paul; sisters-in-law Katherine Peppersack of Parkers Prairie, Ramona Pitzl of North Carolina, and Fran Pitzl of Wabasso; and numerous nieces, neph­ews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt and uncle Eda and Teddy Mathison; in-laws John and Kathryn Pitzl; broth­ers-in-law Roger, Richard and Lawrence Pitzl; sister-in-law Verda Pitzl; and nephew Larry Pitzl, Jr.