By Month



July 2010

Burdette Heiman
Heiman, 83, of Hawarden, IA, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Hawarden Community Hospital. Funeral services were held July 7 at Peace Lutheran Church in Alcester, with burial following in the church cemetery.
was born September 27, 1926 in Hawarden, to Earl & Marie (Busch) Heiman.
He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Alcester, and was a life member of Peace Church. He graduated from Alcester High School in 1944. He farmed with his dad until he married Margaret (Holtkamp) Heiman on March 9, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hawarden. The couple resided in Hawarden where Burdette worked at Tones Service Station until 1947 at which time they moved to a farm near Alcester.
Farming was the passion of his life and he continued to farm until his health forced him to retire. In 2007 Burdette moved into the Bee Hive Homes Assisted Living facility in Hawarden. He still made a daily trip out to the farm to “check on things”.
Burdette is survived by his two daughters, LaDonna (Greg) Way of Tripp, and
LaDel Heiman of Hawarden; two granddaughters, Noel (Brian) Hersom of Spencer, IA and Charity Dossett of Sioux Falls; one sister Beverly (Daryl) Fickbohm of Alcester; and two brothers, Vergene (Corinne) Heiman of Alcester, and Quinten Heiman along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Heiman in 2008; twin daughters,
Marlys and Marlene; and his parents, Earl and Marie Heiman.
The family requests memorials to Sioux Falls Lutheran School.

Daniel Dean Hansen
Daniel Dean Hansen, 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by family. A celebration of life memorial service was held July 8 at Miller West Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls.
Daniel, son of Carl and Ruth (Bender) Hansen, was born February 27, 1940 in Sioux Falls. At a young age, Dan and his family moved to Parker where he graduated from high school. He received his BS from General Beadle College and taught in Huron and in the Sioux Falls School Systems where he retired after 35 years. In 1972 Dan was awarded Outstanding Young Educator by the Sioux Falls Jaycees. He was member of SFEA. He was a 22-year member of the Renner Fire Department and was active in church activities.
After retiring to an acreage at Norway Center, he worked for the Hudson Elevator, enjoying driving truck and working with the farmers of the community.
On June 3, 1962 he married Sandra Solheim. On November 26, 1993 Dan was united in marriage with Julie Hodgson Meyer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yankton.
Survivors include his wife, Julie; daughters, Kris Stevens (Roger), Chadron, NE, and Kimberly Barber (Tom), Las Vegas, NV; sons, Scott (Jackie), Baltic; Jason Meyer (Kristen), Alcester; Eric Meyer (Jennifer); Brian Meyer; and Matthew Meyer, Sioux Falls; 8 grandchildren: Beth (Tom) Zimmerman; Jordyn and Kaitie Stevens; Spencer Barber; Peyton and Jackson Meyer; Christopher and Ellie Meyer; Brothers, Jerome (Harriet), The Villages, FL; Mike (Angie), Bella Vista, Ark; and Tim (Paula), Milford, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.

Lykken, 82, of Alcester, died Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Morningside Care Center in Alcester. Funeral services were held July 12 at Roseni Lutheran Church, rural Beresford.
Barbara Jean (Amundsen) Lykken was born January 15, 1928 in Alcester, to parents Sverre Amundsen and Marie (Meinjohans) Amundsen. Barbara attended Finn country school and Alcester High. She had to quit high school before graduating to help her mother run their restaurant in Alcester.
She married George K. Lykken on April 17, 1946 at Roseni Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed in the area and Barbara worked for a short time at Custom Coils. In 1974 they moved to Alcester. After moving into Alcester, Barbara began working at Morningside Manor initially as Head Cook and after going back to school to become a Certified Dietician, she became the Dietician at the Manor.
In May of 1984 they moved to Sedona, AZ where they managed Sunset Village Mobile Home Park until George's death on December 26, 1988. Barbara continued as Assistant Manager until November 1, 1989. From 1990 to 1999 she worked in sales at the
Naja Gift Shop in Sedona. Barbara's health began declining in 2001 and in November 2004, her family completed Barbara's request to get her back to Morningside Manor in Alcester if she needed to have long term care.
Barbara was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church and confirmed at Nathanael Lutheran Church. She was a member of Roseni until March 1988 when her membership was transferred to Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona, AZ. She was active in the Lutheran Ladies Aid, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved dancing, playing cards, supporting her children's activities in school, church and 4-H, spending time with her grandchildren and helping others.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings,
Ordean Amundsen, Bonnie Amundsen Rhode, and Jerry Amundson.
Among those who gratefully shared her life are her children, Linda (Mrs. Douglas) Sandvall of Sedona, AZ and
Arlo (Maurieva) Lykken of Alcester; five grandchildren, Stephanie Sandvall-Young, Eric Sandvall, Derek Lykken, Andrea Dykstra and Rebecca Lykken; three great-grandchildren, Quinn Young, Gessica Sandvall and Brook Sandvall; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials
to Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, 2025 N. 3rd Street, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or online at Please write "In memory of Barbara Lykken" on the memo line.

Harold Al Jager
Harold Al Jager, 80, of Hawarden, IA, died Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Memorial services were held July 13 at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Private family interment was held at the Eden Cemetery in Hudson, with Military Rites by the Bergstrom Bodeen American Legion Post #128 of Hudson.
Harold A. Jager was born September 1, 1929 northeast of Hawarden, IA, the son of Al and Ruth Mabel (Armstrong) Jager. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1947. Harold served with the US Navy from January of 1951 to January of 1957 during the Korean War.
He farmed between Hawarden and Hudson. Harold married Jeanette Van Maanen Mars on March 30, 1984 in Orange City, IA. They continued to farm until moving into Hawarden in 1995.
He was a member of the Hawarden Community Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He enjoyed reading, walking out to see his cattle, going on bus tours, and attending blue grass festivals. Harold’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; children, Jerlene Van Schepen and husband Virgil of Maurice, IA, Jason Mars and wife Roxanne of Orange City, and Jane Andersen and husband Todd of Brandon; brother, Frank Jager and wife Janet of Hawarden; 8 grandchildren. Daniel Van Schepen and fiancée Gretta Melstad, Joseph Van Schepen and wife Melissa, Adam Van Schepen and wife Amy, Lane Mars and wife Sarah, Jessica Mars, Joshua Andersen and wife Brynn, Zachary Andersen, and Anthony Andersen and fiancée Caitlin Peterson; 6 great-grandchildren, Karlie, Kaden and Kyler Van Schepen, William Van Schepen, and Kaelyn and Garrett Andersen; and many nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Roy and Glenn; and 2 sisters, Bernice Jager and Alice Jager.
The family prefers memorials be given to the Christian Worship Hour in Aberdeen, the Doughtery Hospice House in Sioux Falls, or to the Hawarden Community Church Building Fund.

Ernest “Ernie: H. Baker
Ernest “Ernie” H. Baker, 79, of Echo Lake (Buyck), MN
, formerly of Alcester, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 12, 2010. A Memorial celebration of Ernie’s life was held July 19 at the Timber Wolf Point Resort on Echo Lake, with Rev. Larry Oberg officiating. Interment at a later date will be in the Forest Home Cemetery of Buyck.
Ernest was born at Hawarden, IA on December 27, 1930. As a child he moved with his family to a farm
in rural Alcester. At the age of 18, Ernie enlisted in the Navy. After his honorable discharge he was called to serve again, this time in the Navy in the Korean Conflict. After his tour of duty, he returned home and farmed. Later he worked for 18 years at Pete’s Produce in Alcester.
In 1984 Ernest moved to Phoenix, AZ where he was employed in the golf grounds management of the well-known and beautiful Boulder’s Golf
Resort in Carefree. This was a very nice fit, as Ernie was an outstanding golfer who loved the game. It was there that he and Nona met, and they married on June 18, 1988, at the Timber Wolf Point Resort on Echo Lake, which Nona co- founded.
Ernie retired in 1992 and the couple spent winters in Phoenix and summers at their home on Echo Lake. In 2000 they started the tradition of spending winters in Pharr, TX. He attended the First Baptist Church in Pharr.  Ernie was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Alcester, and a life member of the Three Brothers Vermilion River Greens Golf Course of Buyck. In hobbies, although golf was his passion, he was also a champion horseshoe player, winning numerous tournaments and trophies. He was also an avid base ball fan, and enjoyed fishing. He will be missed the many who have come to know him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and
Jacoba Baker; and one sister, Grace Zimmerman.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Nona; children:
Gaylan (Lucy) Baker of Akron, IA, Cindy Baker of Phoenix, and Jim Baker of Phoenix; step-children, Larry (Kathi) Oberg of Echo Lake, MN, John (Daryl) Oberg of Ignace, Ontario, Canada, and Carolyn (Tom) Krueger of Soldotna, Alaska; 11 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends.

Grace Cole
Grace Cole, 79, of Canton, formerly of Hudson, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at Canton-Inwood Hospital in Canton. Funeral services were held July 20 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Hudson with Rev. Nancy Jacobson officiating. Burial followed at the Eden Cemetery in Hudson.
Grace Cleone Paulson was born September 7, 1930 in Hudson, to George and Pearl (Martinson) Paulson. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1948 and then attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls for one semester. On January 15, 1949, Grace was united in marriage to Hobart Cole in Hudson. To this union 6 children were born.
Grace and Hobart farmed near Hudson for many years until moving into Hudson where they resided until January of 2009, moving to Canton. Grace had various jobs including Otis Radio in Hawarden, IA, Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Hudson and Dairy Queen in Canton. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Hudson. Grace was active as 4-H leader, American Legion Auxiliary for 61 years and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was known for her great homemade pies, jams, jellies and she enjoyed trying new recipes, especially cookies and bars. Grace was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards, Yatzee, and especially spending time with her family.
Grace will be dearly missed by her husband of 61 years, Hobart of Canton; 3 sons: Mike Cole of Fort Collins, CO, Sherman Cole of Sheldon, IA and Don (Laurie) Cole of Canton; 3 daughters: Terri (Ron) Ludwig of Red Wing, MN, Cindy Slack and special friend Terry Gannon of Harrisburg, and Eileen (Terry) Sestak of Tabor; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; 1 step-grandson; 6 step-great grandchildren; one brother, Spencer (Bonnie) Paulson of Sioux Falls; 2 sisters: Mary Horst of Alcester, and Joan Smith of Scottsbluff, NE; one brother-in-law, Ken Roti of Sioux Falls.

Fern Adele Howerton
Committal Services for Fern Adele (Day) Howerton, 86, will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester on Friday, July 30, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
Fern Adele passed away February 10, 2010 at Tracy, California. She was the daughter of Myrtle and Fred Day of Alcester, and wife of Joe Howerton of Tracy, now all deceased.
Her survivors are her two sons, John and Joel and their families, all of California.

Lawrence Andrew Lind
Lawrence Andrew Lind died unexpectedly of natural causes on July 6, 2010 at his family home near Alcester. Memorial services were held July 17 at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Alcester.
He was born in Hawarden Iowa on May 7, 1944, son of the late Arthur and Hilda (Igelsrud) Lind.
Lawrence began his formal education at a rural one room school, Ring #65, in Union County SD. He attended Hawarden High School. His career field had many facets; machinist, gunsmith, mechanic, welder, instructor, supervisor, and construction worker to name just a few. Lawrence lived and worked in the Sioux Falls area.
Before retiring to the family farm near Alcester, Lawrence took one or two "Walkabouts" traveling west stopping off in Montana, Nevada, Arizona and visiting many places including Las Vegas, Chicago, and a couple places in between. "Lawnie” to childhood friends and family, was a youthful mischief maker with a quick wit.  Friendships were important to Lawrence and several key people made his list. His best companions were his dogs. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the challenge of the New York Times Crossword puzzle.
Lawrence is survived by his three children: daughters Natalie Taylor and Stephanie Lind and son, Art Lind of Sioux Falls. Lawrence was the proud grandfather of Dustin Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Michael Lind, Mathew Lind and Nathan Lind and great grandfather of Myah and Tucker Taylor. He leaves a sister, JoAnn O'Hare and nephew James (Dorothea) O'Hare and grandnephew Liam of Waukesha WI, in addition to many relatives and friends.
Memorials may be directed to Nathanael Lutheran Church.

John “Jack” Stene
John “Jack” Stene, 81, of Beresford, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Memorial services were held July 24 at Roseni Lutheran, rural Beresford.
was born February 20, 1929 in Union County, SD to John O. and Pearl (Ronan) Stene. He attended Brule School and graduated from Beresford High School in 1947. He farmed with his dad. Jack married Norma Wetrosky in 1951 at Roseni Lutheran Church. He farmed in the Beresford area and was a commodity broker in Sioux City and Sioux Falls for 15 years.
Jack was a 4-H Leader for 10 years, served on the Rural School Board and was a trustee and usher at Roseni Lutheran Church where he was a lifelong member.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; three sons, David Stene and wife Deb of Sioux Falls, Mike Stene and wife Patti of Shawnee, KS and Jim Stene and wife Mary of Lenexa, KS; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Richard Stene and wife Jeannine; sister, Sandra Inberg and husband David, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and two sisters and their husbands, Delores and Bob Greene and Darlene and Cliff Nelson.

Violet M. Hendricks
Violet M. Hendricks, 86, of Akron, IA, formerly of Hawarden and Chatsworth, IA, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Akron City Convalescent Care Center. Funeral services were held July 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, with burial following in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron.
Violet was born September 26, 1923 in Union County, SD, the daughter of Jake and Bessie (Transoe) Mangelsen. She attended school in Union County, Glenwood, MN and later in Plymouth County, IA.
Violet married Albert Moehlmann March 18, 1940. They lived in Chatsworth, and then farmed near Westfield, IA. They returned to Chatsworth in 1950 and started a trucking business, where Violet drove for 25 years. Albert died in 1974 and she sold the business in October of 1976. She married E.F. Hendricks in 1977 and they farmed until his death in March of 1994, Violet then made her home in Hawarden.
She volunteered driving for others and enjoyed flowers, gardening, playing bingo, and helping friends and family. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron and the Martha Circle. She had served on the Chatsworth City Council for 8 years.
Survivors include her son, Gary “Butch” Moehlmann and wife Linda of Princeton, MN; daughter, Carol Lynch and husband Randy of Quinn; 2 brothers, Elmer Mangelsen of Westfield, IA and Calvin Mangelsen and wife Janette of Yankton; 3 sisters, Helen Neth of Klamath Falls, OR, Shirley Ramhorst and husband Darrel of Spirit Lake, IA, and Darlene McPherson and husband Bruce of Hawarden; 2 sisters-in-law, Eileen Moehlmann and Edith Packard both of Hawarden; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; special niece, Lois Solbue and husband Loren of Alcester.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a daughter, Betty Ann; and a brother, Johnny.