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Merle Talsma - July 19, 2017

Merle Ray Talsma was born July 21, 1934 at home on a ranch (Uncle Maine's) west of Springfield, South Dakota, the son of Ray and Donia (Unruh) Talsma. Merle went to a rural country school through the 8th grade. He worked on the ranch with his father until he entered the military in 1957. While in the military Merle was stationed in Germany. Merle left the military in 1959. Merle met his wife Shirley Kreinbuhl while she was attending college...

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Mildred Williamson - July 17, 2017

Mildred Helen Yeigh Williamson, formerly of Colome and recently of Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory, passed away on July 17, 2017, at the age of 86. Mildred was born on June 13, 1931 in Allerton, Iowa to Jerry and Jennie (Canfield) Yeigh. She was the only daughter in her family. After Mildred graduated high school, she met and married her husband of sixteen years and eight children were born to this union. When Mildred and...

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Maxine Jamison - July 3, 2017

Frances Maxine (Kurzenberger) Jamison was born March 8, 1917 to William Henry and Cora Ann (Pettit) Kurzenberger on the family farm north of Springview, Nebraska. She died, peacefully, July 3, 2017 at the Pine View Nursing Home in Valentine, Nebraska. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church of Burton and was a member of the same church her entire life. Maxine attended elementary school in Keya Paha County and graduated from Keya Paha County...

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Fred Laprath - June 22, 2017

Fred Laprath, age 83, of Dallas, South Dakota passed away on June 22, 2017 at the Winner Hospital, Winner, South Dakota. Fred Thomas Laprath was born on December 14, 1933 on his parent's farm in Tripp County, South Dakota. He was the son of Hans Thomas Laprath and Frieda Christiana Manke. Fred was baptized in the Lutheran Church. He spent his early childhood in Idaho where his family resided during the Great Depression and World War II...

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Evelyn Kahler - June 20, 2017

Evelyn Marie (Marts) Kahler was born October 19, 1934 in Agate, NE, to Dwight and Eva (Burkhart) Marts. She was the third of six children. Evelyn grew up on ranches in Bonesteel and Gregory riding horse, haying and helping her mom with gardening and her young siblings. Evelyn graduated from Bonesteel High School in 1952. She then went on to get her teaching certificate from Springfield College. She taught in a country school south of...

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Edward Haines - June 10, 2017

Edward Lee Haines was born on August 13, 1945, in Gregory, SD, the third of five children, son of Bennett Harwood Haines and Evelyn Chocholousek Haines. He grew up on a farm north of Gregory. There he attended a one room school in Dixon and graduated from Gregory High School in 1963. When Edward was a junior in high school, he was chosen to go to Boys State. His senior year, Edward was elected Student Body President and Homecoming King. He was...

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Viola Christensen - June 1, 2017

Viola (Pastian) Christensen was born November 7, 1934 in Dallas, SD, the twelfth of thirteen children born to Henry and Mollie (Faatz) Pastian. Vi grew up on a farm southwest of Paxton, SD. Vi graduated from Gregory High School in 1952. While attending high school, she lived with Bill and Evelyn Rasmussen and worked at the Tasty Shop. On July 29, 1952, she married Lyle Christensen at the Congregational Church in Gregory. Lyle was a sergeant...

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Kristi Olson - June 1, 2017

 Kristi Lynn Olson was born July 31, 1978 in Winner, South Dakota to Jerald Lee Olson and Gay Lynn Olson. She was the younger sister of Jamie Lee Olson. Kristi was later joined by two half brothers, Joshua Olson and Justin Olson.  Kristi graduated from Burke High School in 1996. She lived the majority of her life on her grandparent's farm in Dallas, South Dakota. She had a very strong connection with her grandmother, Lee Barry, and cared...

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Marie Dostal - May 23, 2017

Marie Jane (York) Dostal was born December 6, 1934 at home near Lucas, SD to Mexico (Max) York and Leona Deering York. Marie graduated from Gregory High School and had to choose between nursing school and marriage. Marriage won out and she married Deward Dostal in 1953. They lived in Topeka, KS where son David was born. Then they moved to Northome, MN to cut timber and raise chickens and cattle. They and Dewey's parents purchased 800...

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Gary Hanson - May 20, 2017

Gary Lavern Hanson was born August 31, 1941 in rural Gregory County to Alfred and Frances (Johnson) Hanson. He attended country school in rural Gregory County and graduated from Gregory High School. Gary married Nancy Marie Turney on April 30, 1960. To this union eight children were born: Erik, Bradley, Melanie, Monica, Bryan, Bruce, Brandon, and Brady. After marriage he started working as a farm laborer in the Hamill, SD area. They...

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