Darlene Clyde, 79

Darlene Clyde, 79, of Winner, SD passed away on Aug. 31, 2019 at her home in Winner.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Gregory, SD.

Darlene was the cherished wife to Robert Clyde, cherished mother to Crystal & Pamela. Loving grandmother to Desiree, Robbie, Jason, Brittany, and Kyle. Loving great grandmother to Caden, Hudson, Peyton, & Henry.

Darlene is also survived by her two sisters Marlene, Betty, and a brother Dale. She is succeeded in death by her brother Wayne Middlesworth.

She was the best mom anybody could ever have, our best friend. She was always there for us in our daily lives whenever we needed her. Mom and Dad loved to square dance and vacationed in South Dakota every year to come back to visit family who they loved. She liked the beach, loved to shop, and always looked beautiful with her hair done and makeup on. She loved Red Roses. She will be missed more than words can say.

Clark Miller, 60

Memorial services for Clark Miller, age 60, of Burke, SD were held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Burke. Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke.

Clark Dale Miller was born June 2, 1959 at Burke, South Dakota to Delbert and Lena (Willuweit) Miller and he died Sept. 4, 2019 at the Avera Gregory Healthcare Center in Gregory, South Dakota at the age of 60 years.

Clark was born In Burke at the Community Memorial Hospital, to Delbert and Lena (Willuweit) Miller. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. He received his elementary and high school education in Burke. His next education came while serving in the National Guard where he became proficient in water purification.

Following graduation, he joined his parents at Miller Plumbing where he became known as an expert back hoe operator along with learning the plumbing trade.

During his early years he served the community of Burke as a member of the Burke City Council, of the Burke Volunteer Fire Department, of the Burke Jaycees and Men’s Club. He thoroughly enjoyed working at the benefit meals prepared by the various organizations.

In those early years, he worked as a plumber during the day. In the evenings he assisted with duties at the Hillcrest as a bar tender and as a bouncer. He was known as ‘a strong man that one didn’t mess with’, making him a great commodity when the crowd contemplated becoming an unruly lot.

Winter time activities included bowling, throwing darts, and over the years joining in various card games. He found playing cribbage as a wonderful challenge, but also greatly enjoyed teaching others to play, including teaching his 8 year old great nephew, Luke Sunner, who still loves to play. He would have taught, Sophia (great niece) and Marshall (great nephew) also but time didn’t permit.

Miller Plumbing has served as grave excavator for Clausen Funeral Home for over 40 years which expanded Clark’s community to reach outside of Burke area. He could be found plumbing or digging for people throughout Gregory County and into northern Nebraska. It was always surprising the number of people who would greet Clark by name as you entered an establishment outside of Burke. He formed many endearing friendships across the years and communities.

Clark was preceded in death by his mother, Lena; his maternal and paternal grandparents; a maternal aunt and uncle; all paternal aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his father, Delbert, his sisters Sandy Sunner and Diane (John) Audiss, his nephew Chad (Michelle) Sunner, Stana Pelzel, and Heather (Mike) O’Connor, his great niece Sophia Sunner, his great nephews Lucas Sunner and Marshall O’Connor. He is survived by a host of relatives including his aunts Elsie Kortmeyer, Doris (Lewis) Bailey and Inez Jones and a host of cousins.

Darlene Harrison, 82

Darlene Harrison 82 of Chamberlain passed away Sept. 3, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Family burial will be held at the White River City Cemetery on Sept. 21 at 3 pm.

Darlene Stromer was born Aug. 13, 1937 to Lester and Pauline (Krogman) Stromer at Murdo South Dakota.

She went to country school until 7th grade and then went to White River School until she graduated in 1955.

On May 25th, 1956 Darlene married the love of her life Ronald (Mick) Harrison. Mick and Darlene lived and worked at the Nielsen place for several years and then moved to Sioux City, Iowa where Mick went to barber school and Darlene did ironing to help pay for Mick going to school.

They then moved to Winner, South Dakota and had a barber shop business for many years. They moved to Oacoma, South Dakota in 1996 and enjoyed living by the river and fished as much as they could.

After Mick’s passing in 2016 she moved into the Regency Retirement Center in Chamberlain and loved her daily walks along the river.

Darlene worked hard in her garden and flowers and enjoyed canning pickles and tomatoes. She always made enough for all her nieces and nephews to enjoy too. Darlene also enjoyed making quilts and made sure all the new babies of the family and close friends always had a hand made baby quilt.

She is survived by one sister Cleota Bryan of Avon, SD, 2 brothers Alvin (Dorothy) Stromer and Wayne (Pat) Stromer all of White River, SD. 5 nieces Debbie Carrol of Murdo, SD Julie Mehrer and Tessa Myers (Cory) of Avon, SD. Paula Stromer of Brookings SD and Shannon (Allen) Olson of White River, SD. 5 nephews, Justin (Pam) Bryan of Oacoma, SD, Jason (Rose) Bryan of Milton Fl., Shad (April) Stromer of Ft Pierre SD, Wager (Lori) Stromer of Harford, SD and Michael Stromer of Rapid City. SD. Numerous great and great great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mick, 6 babies and brother in law Willard Bryan.

Mark Hannig, 64

Mark Hanig of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at the Avera Gregory Health Care Center in Gregory, SD surrounded by family at the age of 64 years old.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial followed at the Winner City Cemetery.

Mark was born in Gregory, SD on July 25, 1955 to John A. Hanig and Orvilla (Boes) Hanig. Mark was the fourth of six children and attended Wolcott and Lindgren country schools and attended Chamberlain High School, graduating in 1973.

After graduating Mark worked for various construction companies including Border States, John Carlson Construction and Heavy Contractors. Mark was forced to retire from construction after an automobile accident in February 1995.

Mark enjoyed hunting with his friends at the family farm and riding his Harley. Mark loved having breakfast with his Uncle Donnie at Shirley’s Café and then taking breakfast to Aunt Eleanor.

Mark’s favorite drink of choice was Diet Dr Pepper and listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Mark enjoyed reading and keeping up with current news. Mark was very knowledgeable on many topics and was always ready for a conversation and loved sharing his opinion.

Mark is survived by brothers –Gary (Fritz) & Ruth Ann Hanig Rapid City SD, John M. Hanig, Chamberlain, SD and Tony (Terami Frantz Nespor)Hanig of Winner, SD and sisters Jean (Erv) Beckman and Ann (Boyd) Thiel of Chamberlain, SD and a half brother James R(Betty) Hanig of Pukwana, SD. 2 Aunts , Shirley Vosicka of Gregory, SD and Wanda Engel of Winner, SD and an Uncle Donald (Eleanor) Hanig of Winner, SD. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles and 2 half-sisters.

RIP in Mark “you did it your way.”

Lady Warriors split games

Colton Hall/Winner Advocate Photo
Shannon Calhoon of the Winner Volleyball team returns a serve in the second set against Bon Homme on Tuesday night. Winner would go on to win in three sets. Also pictured is Kalla Bertram.

By Dan Bechtold


Winner volleyball team opened the season with a victory taking three sets over Bon Homme on Aug. 27. The Lady Warriors won 25-17, 25-21 and 25-13.

Maggie LaCompte and Mackenzie Levi were 100 percent in serving and LaCompte had 3 aces.

Ellie Brozik and Levi each had one ace. Brozik had 11 kills and Kalla Bertram, 9 and Shannon Calhoon, 7.

Levi had 20 set assists and Addy Root, 7.

LaCompte was 100 percent in serve receive and Bertram was 81 percent. LaCompte had 19 digs and Bertram, 16.

Jenna Hammerbeck and Calhoon had a solo block and a block assist.
As a team, Winner was 93 percent in serving with 5 service aces, 33 kills and 30 set assists.

Winner was 74 percent in service receive.

Coach Jaime Keiser said the team came out a little nervous. “Once we got the nerves out we did a great job of attacking the ball which kept Bon Homme on the defensive end. We were serving aggressively which kept Bon Homme out of system. We did a great job of talking ad working together as a team,” said Keiser.

The Winner junior varsity defeated Bon Homme in two sets 25-13 and 25-10.

The junior varsity had 11 aces, 16 kills, 11 set assists and 21 digs.

The team was 94 percent in serving. Rylee Root, Marlie Schuyler, Aleya Miller and Madeline Watzel were 100 percent in serving. Skyler Hansen had 5 ace serves.

Jenna Hammerbeck and Schuyler led the team with 4 kills each followed by Hansen with 3 kills.

Root had 11 set assists.

Hansen led the team in digs with 6 followed Hammerbeck and Schuyler with 4 each.

The team was 73 percent in serve receive. Hansen was 83 percent in serve receive.

Winner vs Miller

The Lady Warriors hosted Miller on Thursday and fell in three sets—19-25, 14-25 and 16-25.

“Miller is a great team and brought back quite a few from last year. They have a very balanced and athletic team,” said Keiser.

LaCompte was 100 percent in serving and Brozik was 90 percent. Brozik had 2 ace serves and LaCompte had 1 ace serve.

Brozik had 10 kills and Bertram 6.

Levi had 19 set assists and Root, 3.

Maggie LaCompte was 60 percent in serve receive and Ellie Brozik was 50 percent.

LaCompte had 12 digs and Hammerbeck and Brozik, 9 each.

As a team, Winner was 87 percent in serving with 3 ace serves, 23 kills, and 22 set assits.

They had 58 digs.

“We came out ready to play. They had some hard hitters and we did a good job of playing defense and digging up their hard hits. But it kept us out of system,” said coach Keiser. “We played with a lot of intensity and never gave up. Hopefully we will get another shot at them in the Big Dakota Conference Tournament.”

The next action for the Winner team will be Sept. 5 when the Lady Warriors host Ainsworth and Valentine.

On Sept. 10, Winner is at Bennett County.