Robert Holm

January 18, 2018

Nov. 15, 1945 – Jan. 1, 2018

Robert Holm, age 72 of Tyler, died of natural causes at his rural Tyler home on Jan. 1 with his dog and best friend, Roy, by his side. No services are scheduled.
Robert Daniel Holm was born Nov. 15, 1945 to Peter and Luella (Oerter) Holm in Tyler. He was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church, grew up on the family farm north of Tyler, and graduated from Tyler High School in 1963. Bob is survived by his twin sisters, Marlys (and Norman) Tremelling of Marshfield, Wisconsin and Marlene (and Don) Barber of Baldwin City, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David.

Pastor Cy Solberg

January 10, 2018

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Memorial services for Pastor Cy Solberg, age 87 of Tyler, were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cem­etery in Tyler.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pip­estone.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Cyrus LeRoy Solberg was born Nov. 25, 1930 to Carl and Lillian (Skjei) Solberg in Hatton, North Dakota, where he was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He at­tended school in Hatton, graduating in 1948. After high school he attended Mayville State University in Mayville, North Da­kota, Concordia College in Moorhead, and graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul in 1956. On June 30, 1956 Cy married Betty Jo Vogtsburger at Our Sav­ior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Their union was blessed with four children and 62 years of life together. Dur­ing his years as a parish pastor, Pastor Cy served Bethany and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches in As­toria, South Dakota; Ken­neth Lutheran and Blue Mound Lutheran Churches in Kenneth; Grace Luther­an Church in Dawson; First English Lutheran Church in Tyler; and United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. He retired from Elbow Lake and he and Betty Jo moved back to Tyler, where he was busy for many years serv­ing as an interim pastor in southwestern Minnesota. In 2014 he was named Pastor Emeritus from First English Lutheran Church. In the last few years, Cy experienced declining health. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, he died peacefully in his sleep at Pipestone County Hospice House at the age of 87 years.
Cy was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. In retirement, he and Betty Jo led senior and adult retreats at Shetek Lutheran Camp. He was a long-time member of Tyler Kiwanis. Cy had a love for sports, politics, and family. He enjoyed golf, all sport­ing events and attending his grandchildren’s events. He loved his many visits to Little Norway Resort and Itasca State Park at Park Rapids for over 60 years. Cy had the honor of marry­ing and baptizing all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He recently officiated at his grandson’s wedding in Itasca State Park.
Cy is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Betty Jo; his children—Mark (Kelly) Solberg of Cam­bridge, John (Lori) Solberg of Mitchell, South Dakota, Ruth (Jim) Rupp of Ruth­ton, and Sarah (Paul) Lib­bon of Duluth; ten grand­children— Matt (Sarah) Solberg, Sam Solberg, Nick (Saskia) Solberg, John Sol­berg, Megan Solberg, Ryan Solberg, Laisa (Jimmy) Dekker, Brennen Rupp, Elizabeth Libbon, and An­nalise Libbon; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jordan; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lillian Solberg, and his sister Le­Anne Kae Solberg.
Blessed be his memory.

Vivian Olsen

January 10, 2018

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Funeral services for Vivian Olsen, age 93 of Tyler, were Saturday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Tyler Alli­ance Church in Tyler. Buri­al was at the Ruthton City Cemetery. She died Dec. 31, 2017 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Vivian Mae Fuhrmann was born Oct. 12, 1924 on the family farm east of Florence to Erich and Christine (Ahlschlager) Fuhrmann. She attended District 68 country school through the 8th grade. She then worked in house­keeping and child care with various families in the Lake Wilson area.
On July 18, 1946 Vivian was united in marriage to Andrew Olsen at the Lutheran parsonage in Balaton. For a short while after marriage they lived on the Olsen family farm before purchasing their farm north of Twin Lakes in Lyon County, Shelburne Township. It was there they farmed the land, raised five children, and ran a dairy business. Alongside Andy, Vivian helped on the farm as well as baking, cooking, canning and freezing their homegrown produce. Ev­eryone enjoyed her deli­cious homemade biscuits, cinnamon rolls and pies. In 1982 Vivian and Andy retired from the farm and moved into their new home in Tyler, where they enjoyed 25 years together.
Vivian was a member of the Tyler Alliance Church and active in the Ladies Missionary Group, the Shelburne Birthday Club, and enjoyed embroidering, word-finds, puzzles, and cooking for and entertain­ing family and friends. It was the fall of 2007 when she moved to Danebod Vil­lage, and in 2010 she be­came a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home until her death on Dec. 31, 2017 at the age of 93.
Vivian is survived by her five children—Dorothy (Dan) Petersen of Owa­tonna, Roger (Pam) Ol­sen of Shoreview, LeRoy (Beth) Olsen of Tyler, Dale (Chris) Olsen of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Doris Olsen (Jesus Jiminez) of Hender­son, Nevada. She is also survived by her ten grand­children—Teri (Pat) Steck­elberg, Erica (Fernando) Roman, Julie (Noah) Bock, Matthew (KaSaundra) Olsen, Melissa (Andrew) Clark, Karla Olsen, Andrew L. (Robin) Olsen, Saman­tha (John Ruud) Olsen, KC Ryan (Chelle) Olsen, and Gregory (Melissa) Olsen; 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Also left to mourn her passing are siblings Norman (Bon­nie) Fuhrmann of Bala­ton, Dona Fuerstenberg of Worthington, and Gwen­dolyn Olson of Balaton.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Andy; her par­ents; brother Edward Fuhrmann; and infant brother Gordon.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunrise Manor for the exceptional care given to Vivian during her several years there as well as the staff at Danebod Village for her care while she resided there. Memo­rials are preferred to the Tyler Alliance Church, Ave­ra@home Hospice of Tyler, or the donor’s choice.
Blessed be her memory.

Vivian Olsen

January 4, 2018

Vivian Olsen, age 93 of Tyler, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
Arrangements currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Jo­hansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line at www.hartquist­funeral.com

Robert Holm

January 4, 2018

Robert Holm, age 72 of Tyler, died at his home on Jan. 1.
Arrangements currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Jo­hansen Chapel in Tyler.

Evelyn and Ella Van’t Hul

January 4, 2018

Twin girls Evelyn Lane Van’t Hul and Ella Alan Van’t Hul were born Dec. 17, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Their lives were short-lived, dying in their par­ents’ arms about one hour after their birth. But their memory will live on in the hearts of all who loved them.
Evelyn and Ella are sur­vived by their parents Alan and Alyson Van’t Hul and their big sister Mad­dison, of Edgerton; their grandparents Nancy Pe­terson and Ray Vlaminck of Tyler, Linda and Dennis Olsen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Larry Van’t Hul of Pipestone, and Joel and Donna VanDamme of Rus­sell; great-grandparents Bert and Bernice Brouwer of Edgerton and Ronald Peterson of Breckinridge; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends too numerous to mention.

Louis Brouwer

January 4, 2018

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Funeral services for Louis “Lou” Brouwer, age 92 of Pipestone, formerly of Tyler, will be Friday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Hol­land. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 4, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home – Utoft Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Danebod Cemetery in Ty­ler.
He died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Peter Louis “Lou” Brou­wer was born to Arie and Gertie (Brands) Brouwer on July 21, 1925 near Larchwood, Iowa and baptized in the Reformed Church in Inwood, Iowa. For the first year and a half of his life, transportation was by horse and buggy. Later the family moved to a farm near Inwood, Iowa and when Louis was 10½, to a farm near Chandler. He attended country school, finishing grade school at age 12, having taken two grades in one year. He then helped on the farm. In 1940 the family moved to a farm north of Edgerton, where Louis made profes­sion of his faith in God at the Reformed Church.
When Louis was 19 he met Esther DeWilde at the Christian Reformed Church in Holland. They married on Nov. 27, 1947 at her parents’ home in Tyler. They then lived in California for six months where Louis worked for his uncle John Brouwer at a service station in Lodi. In May 1948 they returned to Tyler, where Louis was a carpenter’s helper and Es­ther cared for her parents for the remainder of their lives. Since he enjoyed the outdoors and math was his strong subject in his lim­ited schooling, Louis chose the construction trade to earn a living for the family they hoped to have.
In the spring of 1950, Louis and Esther formed their own construction business. While Louis bid jobs and built a crew with which he worked side-by-side, Esther was book­keeper and interior de­sign consultant. She was a great partner and took the brunt of raising the four fine children born to this union, passing on to them her musical talent and love for music. Louis spent much of his time operat­ing the family business. In the early 1970s, Louis and Esther purchased sev­eral small tracts of land in southwest Tyler and put them together to form Brouwer’s Bicentennial Addition, which has many fine homes in it today.
Louis enjoyed being with his family. They took many trips in the family car over Christmas holidays when he stopped construction for two weeks so the crew could enjoy time with fam­ily. Tyler was Lou’s and Esther’s home for their married life, except for six months in California just after their marriage, and six months in 1961 when the family lived in Phoenix, Arizona.
Louis readily engaged with the community, serv­ing as the first president of Lincoln County’s Hous­ing and Redevelopment Authority for three years. He was chair of the Tyler Hospital Board and on the board of the Christian Re­formed Church and later First English Lutheran Church, both in Tyler. He was elected to the Chris­tian Reformed General Synod in Grand Rapids, Michigan and voted for buying Calvin College.
After their retirement in January 1990, Louis and Esther did a great deal of traveling together, which they both enjoyed, and spent several winters in Arizona. Louis enjoyed baking and giving away his baked goods. His philoso­phy was, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” He was known for his love of the Lord and family, as well as for the hundreds of af­fordable and sought-after quality homes he built.
Louis faithfully cared for Esther the last five years of her life, keeping her home until the last few days. He felt that God gave him the willpower to do this. Plus, she was a sweetheart to care for which helped them get through this dif­ficult time. Esther passed on June 15, 2004. After her death Louis continued to live in Tyler for three years. During this time he and Alvina Vander Sluis became good friends. They married on Dec. 14, 2007 at Alvina’s home near Hol­land, where the couple then resided. They lived 10 happy years together. In 2007 he transferred his church membership from First English Lutheran in Tyler to the Holland Chris­tian Reformed Church.
Lou Brouwer is lovingly remembered by his wife Alvina; four children— Lorna (Arlin) Bylsma of Orange City, Iowa, Rev. Dr. Lynnette Brouwer of Pay­son, Arizona, Dennis (Re­becca) Brouwer of Purcell­ville, Virginia, and Estelle (Gary DeCramer) Brouwer of Mendota Heights; 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Jasper Brouwer of Demotte, Indiana and Bert Brouwer and his wife Bernice of Edgerton; and two sisters-in-law, Harriet Brouwer of Dexter, Michi­gan and Katherine Brouw­er of Eastpointe, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife Esther; his parents; parents-in-law Herman and Etta DeWilde; brother- and sister-in-law Floyd and Edna DeWilde; four brothers—Gerrit, Edward, Arie and Merle; sister and brother-in-law Jeanette and Harris Deth­mers; two sisters-in-law, Berniece and Betty; and son-in-law Gary DeCra­mer.
Blessed be his memory and his life through us, his contributions through his life on this earth, and his spirit and soul.

Robert Andersen

January 4, 2018

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Memorial services for Robert Andersen, age 67 of Brookings, South Dako­ta, formerly of Tyler, were Tuesday, Jan. 2, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 1, 3-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m., all at Danebod Lutheran Church. There will be a private interment at a later date.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at his Brookings home.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Robert James Andersen was born Aug. 9, 1950 to Viggo and Cecilia (Kelley) Andersen in Tyler. He grew up on the farm near Ty­ler and was baptized and confirmed at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. Bob’s father died when he was 14. Bob be­gan farming at a young age to care for his mother. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1968 and attend­ed vo-tech in Jackson. Bob was united in marriage to Patty Larsen on June 28, 1980 at St. Dionysius Cath­olic Church in Tyler. Their union was blessed with four children—Krista, Keith, Wendy and Kevin— and 37 years of life togeth­er. They made their home and raised their family on their farm near Tyler. Bob loved his life of farming, especially working with cattle. He retired in the fall of 2016. In July 2017 the couple moved to Brook­ings, South Dakota. Bob struggled with depres­sion and anxiety the last few years. He remained positive and did his best to work through it. He died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the age of 67.
Bob was a member of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler, and active on the Folk School Commit­tee and Danebod Village Board, property proj­ects, and ushering. In the community he served on the board of Community Wind North, and for many years on the Tyler Lumber Company Board. He was a member of the Tyler Li­ons. He loved theater and had performed at the Lake Benton Opera House and was a supporter of South Dakota State University Theater. He also loved sports, both professional and youth, occasionally coaching youth sports. He liked playing Yahtzee with Krista, reading, history, conversations with people, and dessert at mealtime. Bob was always helping others. Taking care of his family was important to him and he enjoyed his time spent with them. Bob had a very kind heart. He was deeply loved by all who knew him well and will be dearly missed.
Bob is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Patty of Brookings, South Dakota; his children—Krista An­dersen of Madelia, Keith Andersen of Brookings, South Dakota, Wendy Andersen (fiancé Kyle Mamer) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Kevin (Samantha Nalley) Ander­sen of Brookings, South Dakota; a grandson, Mad­dox Andersen; his sisters, Mary (David) Kult of Little Falls and Kathleen (Jerry) Brastad of Burnsville; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Viggo and Cecilia.
Blessed be his memory.

Joan Weber

January 4, 2018

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Joan Weber, age 86 of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at her home. A funeral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Miller Funeral Home West­side Chapel in Sioux Falls. The family was present to greet friends for visitation from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 at the funeral home.
Joan Peterson, daughter of Otto and Lisa (Ander­son) Peterson, was born Aug. 22, 1931 on the fam­ily farm in Lincoln County. She grew up in the Tyler area, where she graduated from Tyler High School in 1949. Joan then attended Mankato Commercial Col­lege.
On May 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Clem Weber in Elkton, South Dakota. They then settled in Lake Benton be­fore moving near Elkton, where they began farming. They later farmed near Hendricks before moving to Rapid City, South Da­kota in 1961. In 1969 they made their home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In ad­dition to being a loving homemaker and wife, Joan worked at Heirloom Cre­ations for several years.
She also had great com­passion for the poor and worked as an outreach worker with a community action agency. Joan was involved for many years with The Banquet, help­ing serve families. She was known as The Voice behind Helpline, working with the many volunteers. Joan served on the boards of the Good Shepard Cen­ter, the YWCA and the Center for Women. Quilt­ing was a passion of hers which led her to work at Heirloom Creations. Joan taught quilting classes all over the country. She took pleasure in helping many people restore antique quilts. Joan was known as a master gardener and a wonderful cook. She taught cooking classes in Brookings, South Dakota and also worked with groups including the Min­nehaha County Extension Office. Above all things, her family and especially her grandsons gave her the most joy in life. She also felt that her step-grandchildren and their children enriched her life in many ways.
Joan was a member of St. Katherine Drexel and the Sioux Falls Quilt Guild.
Grateful having shared her life are her children— Mark (Darlene) Weber of Rapid City, South Dakota, Keven Weber of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Julie (Dennis) Albaugh of West Milton, Ohio; her grandchildren—Jeremy, and Tony Weber and Dal­ton and Brodie Albaugh; her sister Clarice Kumlien of Ohio; and sister-in-law Elfreide Petersen of Tyler.
Her parents, husband Clem, son Philip, grandson Dan Weber, sister Carol Jo­hansen and brothers Don­ald and David preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, Joan’s family asks that memori­als be directed to The Ban­quet at 900 E 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.
www.millerfh.com

Richard Arndt

December 28, 2017

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Richard “Rich” Lee Arndt, age 70 of Russell, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Da­kota. Memorial services were 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 14, 4-8 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued 1-2 p.m. prior to the service Friday at the church. Private interment will be held later.
Richard Lee Arndt was born Oct. 1, 1947 in Mar­shall. He was the son of Rudolph and Bertha (Hill) Arndt. Rich was baptized at Opdal Lutheran Church in Florence, and later con­firmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Russell. He graduated from Russell High School with the Class of 1965. Rich then worked on the family farm in Lyons Township with his parents.He was a member of the Army National Guard of Minnesota from 1966 until 1972 when he received his honorable discharge. In 1979, Rich, along with his parents, built the current home in Russell.
On Nov. 7, 1981 Rich was united in marriage to Maureen Sanderson at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Balaton. Rich and Maureen resided in Russell, where Rich enjoyed hobby farm­ing and he was also in the gravel business for many years. Rich was employed by Marshall Public Schools as a custodian for 24 years, retiring in 2004. The cou­ple was blessed with three children—Scott, Brent and Jessica—and they shared 36 years of marriage.
Rich was a member of Grace First Parish in Rus­sell, where he was a Sun­day School teacher, served as the Church Council President two times, and was active in the Evangeli­cal and Outreach teams. Rich was passionate about fishing, hunting, being out­doors and telling jokes and stories. One of his favorite pastimes was following Minnesota sporting teams, especially football. He was delighted to spend time with his grandchildren.
Rich died Sunday, Dec. 10 at the age of 70 years, two months and nine days. Blessed be his memory.
Rich is survived by his wife Maureen Arndt of Russell; two children—Jessica (Ben) Butzke of Marshall and Scott (Stacy) Sanderson of Brandon; four grandchildren—Car­son Butzke of Marshall, Aaron (Nicole) Couch of Sartell, Heather Sanderson of Kensington, and Allen (Katie) Sanderson of Osa­kis; brother Larry (Mar­ian) Arndt of Lake Benton; sister-in-law Betty Arndt of Marshall; many neph­ews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents Ru­dolph and Bertha Arndt; son Brent Arndt; brother Doug Arndt; father- and mother-in-law Selmer and Mae Sanderson.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com.