Janice Ardell Kapelle, 86, of Brookings, SD formerly of Arlington, SD, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Neighborhoods at Brookview, Brookings, SD.

Carol Ann Grove, 81, rural Winfred, died on June 10, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System. Funeral services were June 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard.

Frances Trapp, age 99, of Madison, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

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.

Chad George Schulte passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Dougherty Hospice House on June 9, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Word has been received of the death of Ruth Spencer, longtime Madison resident, who died on June 8, 2021, at an assisted living center near her son Lee in Emmetsburg, Wash.

Shelley Marie Ellis, 54, died on June 5, 2021, at her residence after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Mary Krantz, age 90, of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully into the Lord's arms on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Ava's House in Sioux Falls.

Gloria Jean Smith, 68, of Winfred, died on Jan. 30, 2021, at her residence. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2 p.m. Sat., June 12, at the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard.

Georgia A. Rentz, age 78, of Wentworth, died Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Wentworth. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Virginia Ebsen, age 86, of Madison, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Anita Weidaman, age 77, of Madison, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 30, 2021 while under hospice care.

Merle "Pete" Struwe, age 92, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System.

Donald Vern Burnett Sr., 99, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, died on May 29, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will begin at 5 PM on Friday at the funeral home with his fam…

Karen Roby, 75, of Wentworth, died on May 27, 2021. Services begin at 11 a.m. Thurs., June 3, at Madison United Methodist Church. Visitation is Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.

Robert Wayne Rumrill, 84, died on April 24, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Donna Jean (Birgen) Reinicke, 68, of Madison, died on Dec. 14, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital after a battle with COVID-19. Memorial Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Sat., June 5, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Village Church…

Joyce Lois Williams, 89, of Madison, died on May 22, 2021, at Avantara Nursing Home in Salem. Funeral services begin at 2 p.m. Thurs., May 27, at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel in Madison. Visitation is one hour prior at the chapel.

Patricia Eimers, age 74, of Madison, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System in Madison.

Brian Craig Night Pipe, 50, of the White River/Lower Swift Bear Community, SD, passed away on May 17, 2021 at Monument Health in Rapid City, SD.

Phyllis (Grav) Frager died on Friday, April 23, 2021 at her daughter Debra's and son-in-law Tom's house in Valley Center, California.

Joseph "Joe" Esser, 80, died on May 18, 2021.

Marilyn K. Olson, age 79 of Sahuarita, AZ passed away peacefully Sunday April 25th, 2021 at Santa Rita Nursing Facility in Arizona with her family by her side.

Imogene Viola Erickson, 96, died on May 16, 2021, at Wheatcrest Hills Healthcare Center in Britton.

Robert "Bob" Cramer, 78, of Winfred, died on May 13, 2021.

Jean Carolina (Tonga) Marrs, 71, died on 10, 2021.

Thomas C. Spiering, 86, of Madison, died on May 13, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System.

John Francis Weidler, 89, of Howard, died on May 13, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System.

John E. "Skinny" Palmquist, 71, of Lead, SD passed away at his home from natural causes on May 9, 2021.

Marie Ann DeBoer, age 93, of Sioux Falls, SD (formerly of Madison, SD), met her Lord and Savior face to face on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD. We are strengthened knowing that her faith has become site, she is free from the pains of this earth, and is…

Tom Hamlin, age 74, of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System in Madison.

Wade Miller, age 41, of Baltic, formerly of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at his home in Baltic, after a brief illness.

Ross Miller, age 37, of Baltic, formerly of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, after a brief illness.

Josephine Stalzer, age 99, of Madison, SD, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Patricia "Patsy" Kaye Schaffer, age 73, of Ramona, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on May 1, 2021. Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be 10 AM, Wednesday, at the Ramona Cemetery.

Kathleen "Kathy" Norton, age 78 of Sioux Falls, SD and formerly of Chester, SD passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Ava's Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD surrounded by her beloved family.

Josephine Stalzer, 99, of Madison, died on May 7, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Darin Lyle Bornitz, age 38, of Carthage, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his residence.

Della Magnuson, age 86, of Madison, died Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Jackie S. Estes, 67, of Madison, died on April 28, 2021, at her home. Per her request, family services will he held at a later date.

Nadine Buttemeier, 97, of Howard, died on May 2, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Fri., May 7, at Beach United Methodist Church in Howard. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Larry D. Johnson, 79, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Brookings Health System.

Cheryl Ann (Hurley) Kammerer Noxon, age 45, passed away on April 13, 2021, at her home in Sioux Falls with her husband Randy at her side.

John Louis "Johnnie" Karlen died at his farm home on April 27, 2021. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Fri., April 30, at Beach United Methodist Church in Howard. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Willoughby Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Freeman, 98, of Canova, died on April 26, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System.

Theodore "Ted" Pekarek, age 97, of Madison, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

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Genevieve Tomscha, age 100, of Madison, died on Monday, April 26, 2021 at her home of natural causes.

Shelly Broghammer, 39, of Colman, died on April 23, 2021, at her residence.

Arlyce Irene Schut, 89, of Madison, died on April 22, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard.

Wallace "Wally" Eugene Jacobson, 85, of Howard, died on April 16, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard.

Sandra Cramer, 79, of Winfred, died on April 18, 2021, at Madison Regional Health System. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Greg Dornbusch, 72, of Howard, died on April 14, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Rosemary Louise Freitag was born in Miller, SD May 17, 1927 to Dr. Robert Glennon and Irene Hatch Glennon. She graduated from Miller High School and then attended the College of St. Catherine College in St. Paul, MN where she graduated with a nursing degree. She married Dr. Phillip Freitag i…