Craig R. Larson
Craig R. Larson, 63, of Wessington Springs died early Thursday morning Aug. 2, 2012 at the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 6, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wessington Springs.
Burial was in the Hope Cemetery rural Wessington Springs, SD.
Craig was born on November 4, 1948 in Wessington Springs the son of Floyd and Caroline (Spies) Larson.
He attended elementary and high school at Wessington Springs graduating in 1968. He then attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD.
Mervyn H. Brandenburg 82 of Wessington Springs died Wednesday afternoon July 18, 2012 at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, at the United Methodist Church in Wessington Springs with Pastor Martin Avery officiating. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery with military rites by the Wessington Springs American Legion and the South Dakota National Guard Honor Guard.
Mervyn Herman Brandenburg was born January 3, 1930, in Jerauld County, South Dakota, to Herman and Anna (Lehr) Brandenburg. The family lived on a farm north of Lane.
Ruth Grabin 95 of Woonsocket and formerly of Gann Valley died July 21, 2012, at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket. Her funeral service was held Friday, July 27, at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church in Wessington Springs with Pastor Don Grubb officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Ruth Evelyn Winchester Grabin, 95, was born December 9, 1916, in Hurley, South Dakota. She passed away July 21, 2012.
Evelyn Moore, 86, of Wessington Springs died Sunday evening, July 22, 2012 at her residence. Her funeral service wase held at Friday, July 27, at the Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs, SD with Rev. Russ Seger officiating. Burial was Monday, July 30, at the Black Hill National Cemetery rural Sturgis, SD.
Marvin Doering 89 of Wessington Springs died Tuesday morning July 17, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were held at the Foothills Bible Fellowship Church with Rev. Dan Grubb officiating. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Marvin Alfred Doering was born September 17th, 1922 to parents Charlie and Laurinda (Ocean) Doering in Pleasant Valley Township, Aurora County. He attended Pleasant Hill Country School through the eighth grade. He married Maggie May Heisel November 22nd 1948 and farmed in Pleasant Valley Township until moving to Wessington Springs in 2004. His life revolved around his family, raising livestock (especially cattle) and farming. He was a third generation farmer, his Grandparents came to the United States in 1881 and were early pioneers in Aurora County.
Lore Ann Rogers
Lore Ann Rogers, 75, of rural Wessington Springs, died early Wednesday morning July 18, 2012 at the Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital in Wessington Springs. A private family memorial and burial of her cremains will be at a later date.
Lore Rogers was born November 26, 1936 in Rauenberg, Germany to Berta and Emil Menges. She grew up in Germany during World War II and came to Montreal, Canada to use her business education in a nylon stocking company.
Kathryn Brodersen, age 84, of Elk Point, formerly of Wessington Springs, SD, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Prairie Estates Nursing Home in Elk Point, SD. Her funeral will be 1:30 pm Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron with burial at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 12:00 to 1:30 pm the day of the funeral at the church. Visit welterfuneralhome.com.
Kathryn Brodersen was born on March 9, 1928 to Paul and Mary (Stahl) Wipf in Yale, SD. She graduated from Hitchcock high School in 1945. In 1948, Kathryn graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing, in Huron, SD.
Anna May Hinrichs
Anna May Hinrichs, 28, of Star Prairie, WI, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Regions Hospital, in St. Paul, MN. Funeral Services were Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Rude’s Funeral Home, in Brookings, SD.
Anna May Hinrichs was born on April 18, 1984 in Huron, SD, the daughter of Bryon Hinrichs and Merri (Porter) Grow. She attened school at Arlington, SD, Melcher-Dallas, IA and graduated from Brookings High school in 2002.
Right out of high school, Anna enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and graduating from Basic Training at Paris Island, SC, completing combat training at Camp Lejeune, in South Carolina and completed her AIT training at 29 Palms, CA.
Harold Steichen, 90, of rural Woonsocket died early Sunday morning June 17, 2012 at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket.
Burial was in the St. Wilfrid’s Church cemetery. Harold was born on May 21, 1922 in Blaine Township, Jerauld County, SD to Joe E. and Clara (Arenes) Steichen.
He attended rural Goergen Country School. He farmed with his father, and one brother Lester, on the family farm where he resided resided his entire life.
On May 24, 2012 he became a resident at the Praire View Care Center after suffering from an un-repairable back injury.
Floyd K. Kopfmann, 89 of Huron, formerly of Alpena, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Huron. Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Huron.
He was born northwest of Alpena on October 26, 1922 to Carl and Tillie (Pederson) Kopfmann. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Alpena High School.
He attended a sheet metal school in Omaha and then moved to San Diego to work for Consolidated Aircraft.