Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 9 at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel in Hendricks with Rev. Duane Baun officiating. Visitation was from 12-2 p.m. at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel the day of the service. Burial was in at the Singsaas Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Judith Selma Ronning was born on May 8, 1914 to parents Andrew and Caroline (Kirkvold) Ronning near Lake Hendricks in Brookings County, S.D.She was baptized in the First Lutheran Church in Hendricks and was confirmed at Singsaas Lutheran Church. She attended District 73 country school for eight years.
Judith worked in Minneapolis for five years doing housework before she returned to Hendricks, where she worked at the hospital in the kitchen. She had then taken LPN training and passed her test. She worked at the Hendricks Hospitalas an LPN until her retirement in 1979.
She enjoyed gardening and doing fancy work such as sewing and embroidery. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir and many other church activities.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the church choir, Ladies Aid, Circle and LDR.
Grateful for having shared Judith’s life is her sister-in-law Lynn Ronning of California; one niece, Irene Lovejoy of Sandpoint,Idaho, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Caroline Ronning; two sisters, Clara and Ida, and three brothers, Clarence, Alvin and Justin.
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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. Duane Baun officiating. Burial will be in the Hendricks City Cemetery, Hendricks. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will resume Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks is entrusted with the arrangements.
Rudolf August Hamer was born March 18, 1927 to parents Rudolf and Emma (Brandt) Hamer in Lake Benton. In 1950 he served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
On June 26, 1954 he was united in marriage to Pearl Kvernmo at First Lutheran Church in Hendricks. To this union two children were born, Gregory and Denise. Rudy and Pearl lived on a farm west of Hendricks, where they began farming. Rudy started the first dairy farm with a milking parlor. Rudy retired from farming in 1973 and moved into Hendricks. During this time he started doing sales for silo unloaders and worked with Louis Sherlin as a monument salesman.
Rudy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Western Community Action for 11 years and the Ruben-Hansen American Legion Post 195. Rudy enjoyed playing cards, dancing, fishing and watching the Twins and Vikings. His greatest enjoyment was his family and granddaughters Chelsea and Justine.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife Pearl; son Greg Hamer of Hendricks; daughter Denise (Hamer) Sternke, son-in-law Ken Sternke and two granddaughters, Chelsea and Justine Sternke, all of Lino Lakes, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rudolf and Emma Hamer; two sisters and their spouses, Meta(Donald) Kahnk and Ida (Ray) Kontz, and two brothers, Ted and Walter.
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August Hamer, age 85 of Hendricks, passed away on Wednesday, June 20 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Pastor Allen Molascon officiating. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in the East Hendricks Cemetery with military honors by the Rueben-Hansen American Legion Post 195 of Hendricks.
August Wilhelm Hamer was born April 29, 1927 to parents Wilhelm and Marie (Kruger) Hamer in Lake Benton. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
August was united in marriage to Darlene Hoff on June 5, 1955 at Calvary Lutheran Churchin Hendricks, where they lived and raised their family. Darlene passed away on Jan. 18, 2002.
August enjoyed woodworking, tinkering, fishing, playing cards and volunteering. He also enjoyed coffee time with friends, traveling and going to auctions with his brother Ernie. Most important to August was his family.
August was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Rueben-Hansen American Legion Post 195, Kiwanis Club and the Senior Center.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children: Rick (Pam) of Hendricks, Randy of Fresno, Calif. and Carla (Mark) Solem of Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildren: Mike (Aleisha), Matt and Nick; two brothers, Earl (Shirley) Hamer of White, S.D. and Ernie (Janice) Hamer of Bruce, S.D.; one brother-in-law, Richard (Wanice) Hoff; three sisters-in-law, Donna (Eldon) Thurow, Joan (Burt) Pederson of Hendricks and Judy Hoff; special friend Florence Dorn and many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his son Edwin Hamer; his parents Wilhelm and Marie Hamer; his wife Darlene Hamer; three brothers, Herbert J. Hamer, Sr., Carl Hamer and Bill Hamer; sister Gladys Anderson; sister-in-law Jo Ann Hamer; two brothers-in-law, Bob Hoff and Walt Anderson; three nephews, Joel Hamer, Tim Hamer and Kenny Hamer, and one niece, Lynnette Hamer.
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Karen Hogie, age 68 of Brookings, S.D., was united with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 19. Visitation was Friday, June 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Rudes Funeral Home in Brookings, S.D. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings with a private burial at Bethlehem Cemetery near Astoria, S.D.
Karen was born on Aug. 30, 1943 to Henry and Ella Ommen. She spent her early childhood on a farm near Fulda. The family then moved to a farm on Oak Lake near Hendricks, where she attended country school and graduated from Astoria High School in 1961. She then attended Lutheran Deaconess Collegein Minneapolis, where she graduated with her nursing degree in 1964. In September 1964 she was united in marriage with Eldon (her high school sweetheart). Karen worked as an RN supervisor at the Hendricks Hospital for 35 years while helping Eldon on the family farm between Hendricks and Astoria. Karen and Eldon raised three children— Tony, Steven and Tami. In 1999 Karen and Eldon moved to Brookings, S.D. and Karen worked as an RN at the Brookings Hospital O.R. for 10 years, until the time of her illness. She was known by everyone in the O.R. as Grandma Karen.
Karen was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in March 2010 and lived life to the fullest until the very end. She completed her bucket list and made many wonderful memories for her family to enjoy for years to come. She met each day with determination and faith.
Karen is survived by her husband Eldon of Brookings, S.D.; children: Tony (Coleen) and children Brendan and Jared of Colorado Springs, Colo., Steve (Andrea) and children Chantel and Brittney of Brookings and Anastasia, currently residing in Pierre, S.D. and Tami (Paul Lorenzen) and children Alano, Angel and Allyson of Pierre, S.D. She is also survived by her very special proxy grandchild, Taylor Neuman. She is survived by three brothers: Duane (Illa) Ommen of Walker, Eugene (Sylvia) Ommen of Lindstrom and Gary (Fran) Ommen of Clear Lake, Iowa; sister-in-law Deloris Ommen of Aberdeen, S.D. and brother-in-law Phil (Darrylin) Hogie of Brookings, S.D.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Henry and Ella, brother Lester and sister Rosella.
Karen was an active member at Ascension Lutheran Church and enjoyed being involved in First Place Bible Study, Dorcas Circle, quilting group and the WAVE. She was known for her famous homemade waffles!
Karen found great enjoyment in tending to her flowers and garden, going to dances, cooking with her family and grandchildren, singing, writing poetry, quilting, sewing, being an avid Twins fan and always putting her family first.
Memorials may be directed to McCrory Gardens, Bethlehem Cemetery or SD Urban Indian Health Clinic.
Karen will always be remembered for her love for life, smile, courage, wit, humor, faith and many talents.
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Telena DeSchepper, age 82 of Jasper, died Wednesday, June 13 at her home. Funeral services were Monday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Jasper. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at the church.
She is lovingly remembered by her four children: Elroy DeSchepper and his wife Karen of Jasper, Randel DeSchepper and his wife Nancy of Spicer, Debra Browning and her husband James “Denny” of Hendricks and Glenda Manchanda and her husband Vini of Hudson, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Edna Haraldson and her husband Vernon of Pipestone, Wylma Van Dyke and her husband John of Enumclaw, Wash., Lillian Mouw and her husband John of Leota and Alma Schnyder and her husband Don of Enumclaw, Wash.
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Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Pastor Duane Baun officiating. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks. Burial was in the East Hendricks Cemetery.
Norma Jean Johnson was born on April 7, 1921 at her grandparent’s home in Bushnell, S.D.to parents Robert and Hazel Felton. She grew up on the farm near Bushnell and attended school in Bushnell for 10 years. She graduated from Brookings High School in 1939.
Norma was united in marriage to Clifford Eachen on Sept. 4, 1940 in Rock Rapids,Iowa. To this union they were blessed with one son, Larry. Clifford passed away on June 30, 1975. Norma was united in marriage to Carold Johnson on Dec. 18, 1976 at Calvary Lutheran Church near Hendricks. She worked for Brookings High School as a cook for nine years.
She enjoyed gardening, cats and coffee with friends. She also enjoyed taking rides around the lake and out in the country. Norma’s most cherished moments were spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the church care group.
Grateful for having shared Norma’s life is her son Larry (Sally) Eachen of Aurora, S.D.; two granddaughters, Rhonda (Paul) Brown of White, S.D. and Lisa (Russ) Skovlund of Fort Meade, S.D.; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Brown and Jordanna and Makenzie Skovlund; four step-grandchildren, Amy (Troy) Anderson, Corey McLaughlin, Lisa (Brad) Rupert and Jeff McLaughlin; six step-great-grandchildren; two nieces, two nephews and a sister-in-law, Helen Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clifford Eachen and husband Carold Johnson; one brother, Ronald; one sister-in-law, Mabel and one infant sister.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canby with Father Steve Verhelst as the Celebrant. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Birk Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Rosary to follow. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home followed by procession to St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Online registry at www.birkfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Peter’s Catholic Church Social Hall Fund, Canby Hospice or donor’s choice.
Arvin Alburn Jeppesen was born Dec. 16, 1927 in Marble Township, Lincoln County, the son of Henry and Edna (Olsen) Jeppesen. Arvin was baptized, confirmed and received his First Communion at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He completed his first eight years of education at District 74 in Marble Township. He then attended Canby High School where he graduated in 1947. On July 12, 1950 Arvin married Caryl (Klosterman) at St. Martin’s Catholic Church inWoodstock. After their marriage they moved to a farm just west of the Marble Lutheran Church. Arvin retired from farming in 2000.
When Arvin was a young man he played baseball with the Hansonville and Canby baseball teams. He also could be found playing softball, throwing horseshoes and playing pool with a team from Shady Beach. Arvin would also be a clerk for Southwest Auction Company for some 20 years. Arvin lived on his farm in Marble Township from 1950 to 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, but most of all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Caryl of Canby; children: Mary Jo Knutson (Al Reiners) of Fargo, N.D., Connie (Bill) Otto of Canby, Gregg Jeppesen of Hendricks, Bruce (Avis) Jeppesen of Brookings, S.D., Lori (Chris) Husby of Canby, Barb Jeppesen of Canby, Karin (Jim) Beer of Hendricks and Brad Jeppesen of Canby; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; siblings: Orlin (Lillian) Jeppesen of Canby, Darlys (Harvey) Johnson of the Twin Cities and Janice (Ron) Emmons of St. Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Edna Jeppesen and a sister, Bernice Jeppesen.
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Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at Grace United Methodist Church in Hendricks with Rev. Robert Neff officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Burial was in Hendricks City Cemetery. Arrangements were with Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks. Online registry at www.birkfuneralhome.com.
Helen Marian Evans was born Oct. 7, 1918 on a farm west of Canby, the daughter of William and Mary (Uasey) Evans. She attended school until she came down with yellow jaundice. She was a very smart student, receiving mostly A’s in her classes.
On Feb. 21, 1941 Helen was united in marriage to Ernest Ullmann at the Presbyterian Church in Canby with Rev. Rowland officiating. The couple farmed around Canby until Ernie was hit by a barn door and his health declined, so he had to quit farming. They bought Moritz Store and managed that for 16 years. Ernest passed away on Feb. 1, 1988 at their home in Hendricks. Helen worked at Swifts inMarshallfor eight years, at the thrift shop and then as a dietary cook at the Hendricks Hospital.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hendricks. She enjoyed baking, making flatbread, but most of all visiting with people. She loved dancing and so did Ernie. Helen loved her many dogs and cats over the years. She attended a lot of dances at Burr Hall, Canby, Argonne Pavilion and later Bohemian Hall.
Helen is lovingly remembered by her son Barry (Rose) Ullmann of Jordan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernie and siblings Earl, Howard and Pearl Bresson.
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Memorial services for Robert William (Bob) Hoff, age 69 of Eckert, Colo., will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Christ Lutheran Church, Hendricks, with interment of ashes at the Calvary Cemetery in Hendricks.
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Lowell Lee Hormann, age 60 of Pleasanton,Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21 in San Antonio, Texas.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Hendricks City Cemetery with Rev. Janet Colby officiating. There will be a luncheon following the burial at The Connection at209 Saint Olaf Ave. N., Canby.
Lowellis survived by his sisters Alyse Grant of Moberly, Mo.and Darlette Kampmann of St. Charles, Mo. and nephew Bradley Grant and wife Sarah of Colorado Springs, Colo. He is also survived by adopted daughter Jacqueline and numerous other relatives in Minnesota.
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