Darlene Jean (Smith) Phelps, age 87, of Colman, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Bethany Home in Brandon.

James H. Clausen, age 83, died at his home Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

A private family graveside service and interment for Marilyn Phillippe, 85, of Cottonwood, MN, will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Cottonwood.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

E. Clair Lambert, 91, of Fulton, SD, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System.

James "Jim" Asmussen, 91 of Ramona, SD passed away on January 15, 2021 at Bethany Lutheran Home in Brandon, SD.

Rose Barthel of Sun City, AZ passed away suddenly and unexpectedly January 12th at the age of 88.

David R. Meehan, age 43, of Madison, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System. A Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison.

Bill Crelly, age 75, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System.

Marjorie Kay Olson, 67, died on Jan. 9, 2021, in Rochester, Minn.

Myrna D. Miller, 86, of Carthage, died on Jan. 10, 2021, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.

William "Bill" Nelson Perrine, 83, of Canova, died on Jan. 13, 2021, at his residence.

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Daniel Bert Baldwin, 69, of Colton - Buffalo Trading Post, South Dakota died January 8, 2021 due to an auto accident.

Janet Maria (Rayman) Ziebarth, age 89, died on Jan. 2, 2021, at Deephaven Woods Assisted Living in Wayzata, Minn.

Jerald "Jerry" Lee Heckenlaible, 78, of Madison, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. A memorial service will occur at a later date.

Larry Lewis Schaffer, age 80, of Ramona, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 6, 2021. Per Larry's request, no funeral service will be held. Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Monday, January 11, 2021, at the Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be 1:00 PM…

Funeral services are pending for Jerald L. Heckenlaible, 78, of Madison, who died on Jan. 7, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Melanie Coffey, 65, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at the Winner Regional Health.

Marlene Pearson, age 88, of Madison, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison, South Dakota. She was the widow of Glenn Pearson who preceded her in death on March 4, 2012 after 54 years of marriage.

Joey Allan Downing died on Dec. 22, 2020, at his home in The Philippines.

Leland Schlimmer, 87, of Volga, passed away on January 1, 2021, at the Neighborhoods at Brookview.

Jack Mader was born in Madison on March 5th, 1939 to Lawrence and Erma (Boldt) Mader. He passed away at Banner Del Webb Hospital, Surprise AZ on December 24, 2020 after suffering a massive heart attack.

Aldeheid "Heidi" Dasch, 90, formerly of Madison, died on Dec. 23, 2020, at Crest View Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights, Minn. Inurnment will take place in Prairie Queen Cemetery, rural Nunda, at a later date.

Judith "Judy" C. Arneson, age 79, died on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Lenice (Abraham) Jensen, 86, died December 15, 2020 at Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, SD.

Eddie Wiebe, 85, of Apple Valley, Minn., died on Dec. 13, 2020, from complications of COVID-19.

Dennis John Pintuck, 65, of Madison, died on Dec. 16 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls from complications of COVID-19.

Our loving mother, Connie Lou (Tucker) Pardy, age 81, of Howard, SD, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Donna Reinicke, age 68, of Madison, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital after a battle with COVID-19.

Timothy Lee Downs, 61, of Sioux Falls, passed away on December 9, 2020 at his residence.

Myrna Schirmacher Stern of Menifee, Calif., died on Dec. 11, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.

Brent Jeffrey Nelson, 73, Forest River, ND died December 5, 2020 in Corpus Christi, TX, where he and his wife were wintering.

Kenneth W. Rahn, 93, of Flandreau, SD passed away peacefully the early morning of Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Riverview Healthcare Center in Flandreau (not COVID related).

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Donna Lidel, age 86, of Madison, died Friday, December 11, 2020, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Walter William George was born November 26, 1921 on the family farm North of Chester SD to William and Clara (Mergen) George. Walter attended Chester school until he was needed on the farm. He entered the US Army in August 1942 and received his honorable discharge in October 1945.

Gary Wipf, age 80, of Madison, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Rev. Verlyn Strenge, 69, of Clearbrook, Minn., died on Dec. 6 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, due to injuries from a vehicle accident on Nov. 10.

Kathleen Huntimer, age 95, of Ramona, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Avantara Care Center in Milbank, SD from complications of COVID-19.

Michael Duanne Foss, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Sioux Falls. A private burial will be held Friday, December 4 with a celebration of life later when conditions allow.

Bill Koob, age 81, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Madison Regional Health System.

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Larry Edward Riden, 84, of Howard, died on Dec. 2, 2020, at Madison Regional Health.

Connie Hodges, 73, of Howard, died on Dec. 1, 2020.

Edward Strohm, age 86, of Oldham, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Avantara in Lake Norden.

Frances M. Hill, 95, of Madison, died on Nov. 29, 2020. Public visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 2, at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Masks are encouraged. Private family services will be Thurs., Dec. 3, at the funeral chapel.

Glenn Vanden Bosch, age 84, of Madison, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Avantara in Lake Norden.

Steven Terrence Lage, 80, of Madison, died on Nov. 26, 2020, after a brief illness. Since June 2019, he had been in the care of Avantara in Lake Norden. Lage was born on May 26, 1940, at Cushing, Iowa, to Terrence and Lela (Cipperly) Lage.

Bonita Carol Bies, 77, of Jefferson, Texas passed away November 22, 2020.

William Joseph "Bill" Koob, 81, of Madison, died on Nov. 24, 2020, at Madison Regional Health System. Funeral services are pending with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.

Elton Richard Ristesund, 94, of Howard, died on Nov. 23, 2020. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 28, at the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard. Visitation is one hour prior to services.

Shirley Rudolph was born July, 1936 to Raymond J. and Inez Wiegman in Madison, South Dakota. Shirley spent her youth in South Dakota before attending Carlton College in Minnesota where she majored in music (piano and voice) and education. After college, she taught in Aurora, Colorado until s…

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas J. Miller announces his passing on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the age of 65.

Carol Lengkeek, 65, passed away in her home in 29 Palms, California, of cancer.

James Rheault, age 67, passed away peacefully at his residence on November 22, 2020. A private family service will be held. Arrangements are entrusted with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.