Donna Ann Wiering

October 5, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017 – Sept. 27, 2017

Donna Ann Wiering was delivered into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 12:55 p.m. at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. She weighed nine ounces and was ten inches in length.
Private Mass of Chris­tian Burial was held at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler with Father Mat­thew Wiering as officiant. Burial was at the Holland City Cemetery.
Filling her family’s heart with love and joyful expec­tation, Donna Ann had an expected delivery date of Feb. 2, 2018. Donna Ann blessed her parents’ hearts with the sound of her heartbeat for 21 weeks, and siblings Lily and Cash eagerly anticipated her arrival. The hopes and dreams for Donna Ann will become cherished memories for those who so dearly loved her.
Donna Ann is lovingly remembered by her par­ents Joel and Kelli Wiering and their children Lily and Cash, all of Ruthton; grand­parents Joel and Karen Mi­nett of Ruthton and Ron and Rhonda Wiering of Tyler; great-grandparents Jerry and Karen Minett of Ruthton, Tom and Dar Gar­row of Ruthton, and Her­man Larsen of Tyler; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Donna Ann’s name was chosen in honor and mem­ory of her great-grand­mothers, Donna Larsen and Ann Wiering, who will watch over her until we are reunited with her in heaven. Blessed and eter­nal be her memory.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Tyler, Minnesota. www.hartquistfuneral. com.

Rosalyn Zvorak

September 20, 2017

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Rosalyn Pearl (Dunte­man) Zvorak, age 95 of Cold Spring, passed away Sept. 12 at the Assumption Nursing Home. A memori­al service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. A gathering of relatives and friends will be 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.
Rosalyn was born in Lyon County on May 16, 1922 to Herman and Laura (Sathoff) Dunte­man. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Tracy, and graduated from Tra­cy High School. Rosalyn graduated from the Mar­shall Nursing School and later completed her LPN degree. She was united in marriage to Charles F. Zvorak on Dec. 23, 1944. To this union three sons were born, Royce, Charles A. and Dwight.
Rosalyn spent the major­ity of her life in Russell and in her later years moved to Cold Spring. Her career as a nurse was spent primar­ily at the A.L. Vadhein Me­morial Hospital in Tyler; she retired after 47 years of service. Rosalyn was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 460 and was involved with Cub Scouting when her sons were younger. She was active with the United Presbyterian Women at the First Presbyterian Church in Russell, the Senior Citi­zens group of Cold Spring, and was leader of the Loss Support Group. Rosalyn enjoyed gardening and supplying friends and fam­ily with summertime pro­duce and delighted many people with her counted-cross-stitch creations. She was a devoted wife and mother and was especially fond of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons—Royce and Marisa (Lòpez), Charles A. and Lee Ann (Braun), and Dwight and Paulette (Buesing); six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and special friend Avis Ander­son.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles F.; her parents; her parents-in-law Roy and Ellen (Erickson) Zvorak; brother Gerald Dunteman and sisters Viona Pagel, Annola Pagel and Laurene Harris.
Blessed be her memory.

Gary Williams

September 20, 2017

June 10, 1946 – Sept. 12, 2017

Gary Williams, age 71 of Brookings, South Da­kota, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Luther­an Church in Brookings. Burial was 2:30 p.m. at Sa­lem Lutheran Cemetery at Center. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at church, fol­lowed by prayer service.
Gary Earl Williams was born June 10, 1946 to Ruth (Evans) and Earl Williams of Winfred, South Dakota. U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieu­tenant. He served one year in Vietnam as a U.S.Army 2nd Lt.. In 1971 he mar­ried Veronica (Button) in Carthage, South Dakota.Gary worked in banking for 40 years.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, moth­er, stepfather Jim Westall and two step-siblings.
He is survived by his wife Veronica; daughter Threasa (Wayne) Hopkins of Arlington and son Gar­ron (Alyssa Stitt) Williams of Mankato; grandchildren Noah, Zoe and Jonah Wil­liams and William Hop­kins; sister Kay (Steve) Julius of Madison, South Dakota; brother Ken Wil­liams of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; three stepsisters and five stepbrothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Karen Spiczka

September 14, 2017

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Memorial Mass of Chris­tian Burial for Karen Spic­zka, age 70 of Tyler, was Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Memorial visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in St. Dionysius Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, Sept. 5 at her rural Tyler home.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at
Karen Kae Spiczka was born Oct. 11, 1946 to Mel­vin and Mildred (Parmely) Bitterman in Miller, South Dakota. She grew up in the communities of Miller and Rapid City, South Da­kota and graduated from Sunshine Bible Academy in 1964. On Feb. 13, 1965 Karen married Francis ‘Frank’ Spiczka at the Ca­thedral of Our Lady of Per­petual Help in Rapid City.Their union was blessed with four children and 51 years of life together.Following their marriage they lived in Minneapo­lis and Lake Andes, South Dakota until they moved to Tyler in 1967. In 1972 they moved to their farm in Section 32 of Marsh­field Township west of Ty­ler. Over the years Karen cared for the family and worked for the U.S. Postal Service and in the Lincoln County Extension Office. Karen remained on the farm after Frank died April 10, 2016.In 2016 she was diagnosed with cancer. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 Karen died peacefully at home with family in attendance, about one month before her 71st birthday.
Karen was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She en­joyed helping people and had served as a foster par­ent. She liked doing word finds and puzzles, paint­ing, crafts, and practicing aromatherapy. She espe­cially enjoyed her time with the family.
Karen is lovingly re­membered by her chil­dren—Carol Alexander of Tyler, Ruth (Matt) Pearson of Front Royal, Virginia, Brenda Brown of Spearfish, South Dakota, and Stanley (Sandi) Spiczka of Cam­den, South Carolina; six grandchildren— Michael Schroer, Jeremy Schroer, Kyle Wesslink, Madeline Pearson, Abigail Pearson and Serena Zufall; one great-grandchild, Cadyn; her mother Mildred Engel of Yankton, South Dakota; step-father Lowel Engel of Blackhawk, South Da­kota; her siblings—Randy (Mary) Bitterman, Rhon­da (Randy) Groneberg, Pam (Don) Jones, Robby (Lonny) Drown, Denise (Ron) Wing, Luane (Rob­ert) Vanderberg, and Craig (Annette) Engel; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis, her grandson Nicholas, her father Mel­vin, and many close friends and relatives who she kept close to her heart and con­sidered family.
Blessed be her memory.

Molly Nielsen

September 14, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017 – Sept. 6, 2017

Molly Harbor Nielsen was born at the Brookings Hospital and will be lov­ingly remembered by her parents, Dayna and Tyson Nielsen of Arco.
Services are private.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel.

Nola Olson

September 14, 2017

Jan. 31, 1937 – Aug. 31, 2017

Nola Joy Olson was born Jan. 31, 1937 in Tyler to Harry and Agnes Johnson of rural Arco, and passed away Aug. 31 in Andover.
Joy was her middle name, but also a great de­scription of her personal­ity. She and her parents moved to rural Tyler in 1940 and lived there with her sisters Audrey and Carol and her brother Rol­land until graduation from Tyler High School in 1954. She had four children— Terry, Vicki, Randy and Robin, seven stepchildren, and two adopted children from Viet Nam, 11 grand­children, three great-grandchildren, and sev­eral step-grandchildren. Through the years she lived in Minneapolis, Kan­sas City, New York state, St. Paul, Rapid City, California, Utah, and Nevada before returning to Minnesota in 1986. Nola loved music, singing and playing both piano and cornet, and was a gifted secretary/admin­istrative assistant.
She is survived by her siblings, children, grand­children, cousins and many friends, and will be greatly missed by all.
Services are pending.

Elmer Possail

September 7, 2017

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Elmer Possail, age 81 of Tyler, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31 at his home. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visita­tion was 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Burial was in the Arco Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuner­ Stephens Funeral Service-Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Elmer Harold Possail was born March 18, 1936 to Albert and Florence (Larson) Possail in Lake Stay Township, Lincoln County. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Island Lake. Elmer graduated June 4, 1954 from Ivanhoe High School then joined the U.S. Army, where he served as a medic in Germany. He flew home to marry his wife Ila Knutson on Jan. 3, 1956 at Diamond Lake Church near Lake Benton. He was discharged in October 1956 and came home to farm. Farming and cattle were his dream.
Elmer served on the Farm Credit Service Board, Soil and Water Conser­vation Board and Lyon- Lincoln Electric Board. He was a member of the SW Cattlemen’s Association, Tyler American Legion, and served as treasurer of his church. Elmer and Ila enjoyed traveling to the 50 states together as well as Canada, Mexico, British Columbia and Germany. Elmer also enjoyed playing fast pitch softball around the Tyler area. His greatest joy was his family—he was so proud of his children and their families. Elmer enjoyed every chance he got together with them.
Elmer is survived by his wife Ila of Tyler; children— Deanna (Clair) Drake of Tyler, Roxane (Andy) We­ber of Elkton, South Dako­ta, Doug (Janel) Possail of Tyler, and Duane (Jeanna) Possail of Tyler; 12 grand­children—Darice (Jason), Chad (Renae), Daynica (Patrick), Cade (Amanda), Lindsey (Adam), Sidney (Jared), Lance (Kaitlyn), Justine, Bailey, Taylor (Ni­cole), Jade (Brett), and Shayna; 14 great-grand­children—Ramsey, Jerad, Kennedy, Reese, Kellen, Kai, Jens, Juhl, Svea, Colt, Mavryck, Rhett, Jace and Callen. He is also survived by his siblings—Marga­ret (Bob) Kolb, Clarence (Glenyce) Possail, and Clara Hastings; brothers-in-law Marvin Allen and William (Deb) Kaczrowski. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Kend­all, sisters Sylvia Allen and Laura Kaczrowski, broth­er-in-law Ivan Hastings, sister-in-law Lucinda Pos­sail, and parents-in-law Fred and Christine Knut­son.

Karen Spiczka

September 7, 2017

Karen Spiczka, age 70 of Tyler, died at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Arrangements are currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line details may be found at www.

Carl Burk

September 7, 2017

Memorial services for Carl Burk, age 75 of Mah­tomedi, formerly of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Memorial visita­tion is Friday, Oct. 13, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., all at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be private.
He died Aug. 28 at Ab­bott-Northwestern Hospi­tal in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral. com.

Randall Larson, Sr.

August 31, 2017

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Randall Kim Larson, Sr., age 60 of Tyler, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Avera Tyler Hospital. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Tyler Alliance Church.Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at church. Online condolences may be sent via Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Randall Kim Larson was born June 15, 1957 in Tyler to Alvin and Doris (Gudmondson) Larson. He was baptized and confirmed at Hemnes Lutheran Church in Minneota. He grew up in the Marshall and Ghent areas and attended school in Minneota. In 1983 Randy married Debbie Hagberg and they were blessed with one daughter and three sons.
Randy worked in road construction and turkey processing. He enjoyed country music, dancing, people watching, texting, and playing online poker. He was a handyman around the house and liked tinkering on cars. Randy liked spending time at the lake and fishing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, friends, and his dog Daisy.
Randy is survived by his wife Debbie; daughter Sarah Gentry; sons Randy Jr., Travis and Justin; grandchildren Jenna, Ethan, Carter, Caysen and Chloe; sister Lois (Jim) Gawerecki; brother Donald “Butch” (Karen) Larson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Doris Larson and grandmother-in-law Elsie Hagberg.