Patricia Johnson, 81, of Madison, died on Oct. 18, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Howard.

Roy Van Liere, 80, of Colton, passed away on October 19, 2020, at Dells Nursing & Rehab Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's Lewy Body Dementia.

Howard Schutt, 86, of Brookings, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living Center.

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.

Nelda Schwader, 61, of Sioux Falls, died on Oct. 18, 2020, at her sister's home near DeSmet.

Dorothy Prostrollo, age 93, of Madison, died October 16, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Howard.

Jessie Reed, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Word has been received of the death of Allen Sapp of Indianapolis, Ind., who died on Oct. 11, 2020.

Betty Jean Groce, 91, of Oldham, died on Oct. 13, 2020, at the Avantara Care Center in Arlington.

Edward Leroy Benson, 82, of Sioux Falls, SD, married to Bonnie Rae (Heisinger) Benson, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by his family in Sioux City, Iowa.

Caroll Cordts, age 84, of Madison, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison.

Francis James "Jim" "Fitty" Fitzgerald, 78, of Madison, SD passed away Wednesday October 7, 2020, at the Madison Regional Health System with his wife and family by his side, after a short battle with lung cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday at 6:00 PM, with family present at 5…

Arlene Carol Schrank, 74, of Huron, died on Oct. 6, 2020, at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.

Nylan Stewart, 86, of Madison, died on Sept. 13, 2020, at Madison Regional Health System.

Blanche Kansanback, age 100, of Colman, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the Madison Regional Health System.

Doyle Crane, 69, of Mitchell, formerly of Fedora, died on Oct. 1, 2020, at his farm near Fedora.

Corlynn "Corky" Thomas, age 68, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at her home.

Marlys Strohm, age 85, of Oldham, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Avantara Lake Norden Care Center.

Thomas E. Elverud, 78, of Volga, SD passed away Friday, October 02, 2020 at the Estelline Nursing and Care Center, Estelline, SD.

David Westbrock, age 78, died on October 1, 2020 at his home in Madison, South Dakota surrounded by his family.

Rose Reinicke, 82, of Madison, died on Oct. 3, at Dougherty Hospice House.

David Westbrock, 78, of Madison, died on Oct. 1, 2020, at his home.

John D. Hof, 80, died on Sept. 30, 2020, at his home.

Marilyn (Begalka) Olinger, 85, of Salem went Home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Good Samaritan Care Center in Sioux Falls, SD just 3 weeks shy of her 86th birthday.

Norma Jean Caylor, age 84 of Sioux Falls, SD, died September 28, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Veryl Dare Hagemann passed away September 23, 2020 at Bethesda of Beresford.

Bette Hohwieler, age 78, of Chester, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at her home.

Daniel "Dan" Roger Dawson, 54, of Howard, passed away in his home on Sept. 28, 2020, surrounded by family after a hard-fought battle against a number of ailments.

Deloris Darlene Kothe, 89, of Howard, died on Sept. 26, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard. Services will be 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 3, at the Fedora Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Willoughby Funeral Home.

Leland "Lee" Ray Thompson, 75, of Howard, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family at home on September 20, 2020.

Arlie Farrell, age 72, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Jeffrey D. Jung, 65, of Brookings, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Paul Hofer, age 85, of Gracevale Colony, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 en route to the Madison Regional Health System.

Taitt Holden McKnight, 20, Wentworth, SD passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Cindy Verhey, age 59, of Madison, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, September 19, 2020 surrounded by her family after her courageous 7-year battle with cancer.

William F. "Bill" Richter, age 84, of Madison, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Madison Regional Health System.

Michele Hinderliter, age 73, of Pinedale, WY, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at The Sublette Center in Pinedale, WY.

Joseph Eugene Ramm, 65, formerly of Madison, died on Sept. 17, 2020, at Marshall Medical Center South in Albertsville, Ala.

Eunice Schwader, 87, died Thursday, September 17, 2020, at the Howard Good Samaritan Center.

Verne Kattke, 86, of Beresford, formerly Oldham, passed away Friday, September 19, 2020 at Sanford Hospital of Sioux Falls.

Steve James, age 66, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home on Lake Madison.

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Vernon Olson, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to Heaven on September 16, 2020 while under hospice care at the Madison Regional Health System at the age 89.

Catherine "Kaye" M. Hunt, 89, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Lake Madison, died on September 11, 2020.

Maralyn Marks, 90, of Salem passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at her home with Treva and Stephanie by her side.

Gordon Hagemann, 88, of Madison, died on March 21, 2020, at Madison Regional Health System.

LeRoy Arnold Ebeling, 77, of Monroe, died on Sept. 2, 2020, from injuries received on the farm. Funeral services were held on Sept. 5 in Monroe.

Shirlie Sly Weagley, 95, died on Aug. 22, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan. She and her late husband, Francis Sly, manager of the Madison Clinic, lived in Madison from 1954-72. After he died, she married Glenn Weagley.

Kyle Nathan Kirby, 71, of Aurora, died on Sept. 7, 2020.

Noel "Buster" Haroldson, age 88, of Ramona, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home in Ramona.

Caroline Hagemann, age 89, passed away Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, South Dakota. A public visitation will be held Sunday, September 6th from 5-7pm with family present at the Walter Funeral Home in Marion. A private family service will be held Monday…

David A. Meehan, age 67, of Madison, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Madison Regional Health. Memorial services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, September 7, 2020, at the Church of the Nazarene in Madison. Inurnment will follow at the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 PM, Sun…

Earl Raymond Voeltz, 91, of Howard, died on Aug. 31, 2020.

Phyllis Harter, age 94, of Clara City, MN, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the Clara City Care Center.

Audrey R. Kattke, age 97, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.