Loren R. Siewert, 93

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Loren R. Siewert, age 93, of Yankton, formally of Winner, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton. Funeral Services were held Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Winner. Burial  followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

He was born on March 16, 1922 to Fred and Christina Siewert on the family farm in Gregory County. He attended rural school, completing the 8th grade. He married Jean Mardell Chastain on May 21, 1945 in Winner, SD. To this union three children were born: Rita, Larry, and Vicki.

Loren owned and operated a trucking business in Gregory, SD for several years. Following that he drove for several trucking firms hauling grain and livestock. He continued to drive truck for Edwards Oil till the age of 73. Loren was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Winner.

He is survived by Rita and Ron Fiala of The Village, FL., Larry and Dianne Siewert of Yankton, SD., and Vicki and Frank Ganley of Monticello, MN.; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean; 3 brothers Harry, Emil and Albert; and 1 sister Alma.

National Military Appreciation Month

PIERRE, S.D. At the encouragement of the South Dakota Department of the Military, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May  as “National Military Appreciation Month,” a time  for all to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving, as well as their families.

National Military Appreciation Month includes:  Loyalty Day on May 1, Victory in Europe Day on May 9, Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 8, Armed Forces Day on May 16 and Memorial Day on May 25.

These days provide an opportunity to learn more about military members and the families who have given of themselves to support and defend the principles we hold dear.

“Less than one percent of Americans currently serve in the armed forces to preserve the rights and freedom that we all enjoy,” said Adjutant General Timothy Reisch, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of the Military. “May is the month that we recognize the patriotism, service and sacrifice of all military members, both past and present.  We also recognize our military families who contribute in very meaningful ways as well.”

Ask a Lawyer

Since 1986, the State Bar of South Dakota has been presenting the “Ask-A-Lawyer” program, providing free legal advice to hundreds of South Dakotans through a toll-free call-in service.

The State Bar of South Dakota will again offer this free service on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 5, May 6, and May 7, form 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Mountain Time and 7: p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central Time.

McLean Thompson Kerver, coordinator for the West River portion of the project announced that “Experienced lawyers answering phones in Sioux Falls and Rapid City will answer questions on a wide range of legal issues. Each call is anonymous and we urge the public to take advantage of this fine service.

Call toll-free at 1-877-229-2214 to ask a lawyer your question about the law.