Harold Cahoy, 90

Harold Cahoy, a resident of Sun Lakes, AZ since 1996,

 passed away peacefully in his home on Feb. 7, 2021.

Harold was born July 9, 1930 in Tripp County, South Dakota. On June 21, 1958, he married Joan Sheehan in LeMars, Iowa.  He attended South Dakota State College and the University of South Dakota, and graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska School of Medicine in 1958.  He completed his medical internship in Lincoln, Neb., then a four-year general surgery residency in Cleveland, Ohio.  He was board certified in general surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

During the Korean War, he served with the US Army command in Alaska.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Joan and grandson  Ryan McMullan. 

He is survived by his daughter Ann Cahoy Okner (Marc) of Garner, NC,  daughter Susan McMullan (Bob) of Lino Lakes, MN,  son Patrick Cahoy (Laura) of Chandler, AZ,  daughter Mary Lipinsky (Joe) of Sammamish, WA, and grandchildren Kyle, Ally,TJ and Maggie.

 The family plans a private burial service at Queen of

 Heaven Cemetery in Mesa, AZ.

Cameron Vobr, 4 months

Cameron Vobr, 4 months, of Colome, SD passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Fall, SD. 

Funeral service was held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at 2 p.m.  at the United Methodist Church in Winner, SD.  Burial  followed in the Colome City Cemetery.   Cameron Wade Vobr passed away in the arms of his parents on Feb. 1, 2021 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Cameron was born on Sept. 25, 2020 to Ethan Vobr and Tasha Welch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Cameron joined his big brother, Bentley.

Despite his short time on earth, Cameron brought so much joy and happiness to those he was with. He will forever be remembered by family and friends for how happy of a child he was. Cameron was at his happiest when he was able to have bath time, often resulting in plenty of splashing and giggling. He also enjoyed his time with his father, watching all kinds of sports together. Cameron was constantly being watched over by Bentley. Cameron enjoyed all activities that took place with his brother, including just being held.

Cameron gave the ultimate gift in his passing, giving the gift of life, being a donor. Cameron will never be forgotten by his family. His memory will continue to live on through each person that followed his journey.

Cameron is survived by his parents, Ethan and Tasha, his brother, Bentley, his grandparents

Melanie Cole & Roy Stevicks,

Gene & Maggie Welch.

 Preceded in death by his great-grandparents Charlie Vobr and Marvin (Swede) & Carol Long.

Jonathan David Marshall, 19

Jonathan David Marshall, 19, of Mission, SD joined the spirit world on Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 11 a.m.  at the Okreek School Gym. Wake services were held on Thursday, Feb, 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.  at the Okreek School Gym. Burial  followed at the family ranch.

Jonathan was born on Feb. 17, 2001, in Valentine, NE to Steven Marshall and Ruth Heinert.

Jonathan spent a majority of his childhood on the Rosebud Reservation. Jonathan attended elementary school in Rosebud, SD, Mission, SD and Rapid City, SD. Jonathan moved with his parents to North Dakota in 2015 and graduated from New Town High School in 2019.

While growing up, Jonathan found a love for the outdoors. Hunting and fishing with his family was one of his favorite things to do. Jonathan also fell in love with baseball. He started playing with Mission Mayhem Little League, and played high school baseball and finally finished his baseball career with the Makoti Mavericks. While he was on the field, he played hard and always had a huge infectious smile.

Jonathan moved home with his grandparents, Deb and Clayton Sully and found a job working with OHDC, where he fell in love with his work. He enjoyed building stuff with his hands and took pride in knowing he helped build homes and offices for people to utilize.

Jonathan is survived by his brothers and sisters, Dominic, Lawrence, Christopher, Sundance, Jaxson, LaylaJo, Khloe and Stacey. Jonathan took great pride in being a big brother and role model for them all. Jonathan is also survived by his parents, Steven Marshall and Ruth Heinert, grandparents, Debra and Clayton Sully Sr, and Stan and Maureece Heinert. Jonathan is also survived by countless family members and friends.

Rose Gran, 90

Rose Gran, 90, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD. 

Funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Winner, SD.  Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. 

Rose was born Oct. 20, 1930 at Hamill, SD to Joe and Agnes Nespor.  She was 1 of 10 children.  She attended grade school near Hamill and graduated Winner High School in 1948.  After graduation she was employed at the Farmer’s State Bank in Winner and also Nespor Hardware. 

On July 19, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life Leonard Gran.  To this union 3 children were born, Kathy, Lennette and Brad.

After a brief time in Georgia while Leonard was in the service they lived near Hamill where they ranched.  Leonard auctioneered and Rose worked on the ranch.  In 1966 they purchased the Cliff Phillips place east of Okreek, SD where they ranched and lived for over 40 years.

Rose was a hard worker and where Leonard was and whatever he did she was right beside him, from clerking the sales to fixing fence, poisoning prairie dogs, opening and closing gates, working cattle and cooking the noon meal for her family and whoever else happened to be there.  If you left her table hungry it was your own fault.

She loved riding her 4-wheeler around the ranch checking cattle or just making sure we were doing things right and if we needed any help.  Many neighbors will tell you that no one watched a gate better than Rose Gran and would and could sit there for hours.  She held all these important titles up until December of 2015 when she entered Elder Inn.

Rose is survived by her children Kathy (Dennis) Calhoon of Winner, Lennette (Tom) Toman of Carter and Brad (Lureen) Gran of Carter.  Five Grandchildren; Michelle (Travis) Carpenter of Mitchell, SD, Deonne (Jeff) Portner of Tea, SD, Darnele (Mitch) Smith of Tea, SD, Grant (Molly) Toman of Carter and Gus (Brooklynn) Gran of Carter, 8 great-grandchildren; Mason, Cade and Sutton Carpenter, Dawson and Presley Portner, Oliver and Oakley Smith and Delanie Gran.  Rose was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, parents Joe and Agnes Nespor, siblings; Mildred Frizzell, Eva Hossle, Marie Spreckles, Darlene Fabinich, Stanley Brozik, Frank Nespor, Joie nespor, leonard Nespor, Lawrence and LaVern Nespor.

Barbara Mann, 81

Barbara Mann, 81, of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD. 

Memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner.  Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at the Mason Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m..

Barbara Elaine (Assman) Mann passed away on January 22, 2021 in Winner, SD after a four-year battle with cancer.

Barb was born to William C Assman, Jr and Mary Helen (Kerper) Assman on Oct. 22, 1939 at the Burke Hospital.  She was the second of five children born to their union.

She attended St. Mary’ Elementary school for 8 years and moved to Winner High School where she graduated in 1957.  She loved those class reunions.  She attended college at USD in Vermillion until the spring of 1958.

She married James Edward Mann Jr of rural Todd County on Feb. 7, 1959 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Winner.  Three children were born to this union, Margaret Mary, James Edward III and William Joseph.

Jim and Barb moved with his career with the Game Fish and Parks from Pickstown to Rapid City, SD until 1968 when they went into partnership with his parents on the ranch in Todd County, during this time Barb owned Winner Abstract and Title Co and ran it until 1981 when she sold the business.  She also was appointed to the SD Board of Abstracter Examiners.

In 1981 they moved to Custer, SD working in real estate until they started their own real estate business.  In 1992 Barb was voted as Realtor of the year.  In 1995 they went into a new business of making and selling jewelry at festivals and fairs around the country.  Jim died in Nov 2001 and Barb stayed on the road herself, driving that big motorhome pulling the 16-foot trailer behind it until 2009.  She retired but found retirement wasn’t for her.  She started working in the Club Center at The Lodge in Deadwood and eventually moved up to Blackjack Dealer, her dream job.  She worked as a dealer until she was diagnosed with cancer.  She moved to Winner to be closer to family in the spring of 2020.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim in 2001, Son Jim in 2015, brother Richard, granddaughter Jessica Wiley, stepmothers Loretta Rowan, Dorothy Ellis and Arnolla Schneidereit, and many other close family members.

She is survived by daughter Margie (Alva Lee) Wiley, grandchildren Ashley (Dustin) Duffy, Alva James “A.J.” Wiley all of Winner and Logan (Devon Lehman) Wiley of Cheyenne, WY, her son Bill (Trudy) Mann and his children Jenna (Pete) Fischer, Rapid City, Julie (Mike) Ollerich, Tea, SD, Barbara (Tyler) Shiell, Tea, SD and Tessa Mann, Winner, SD, Son Jim’s children Stacie (Caleb) Straub and Christopher Mann, both of Rapid City, daughter-in-law Monica Repp, great grandchildren: Arnolla, Auden and Anistyn Duffy, Gideon Wiley, Emelia and Arthur Fischer, Allison, Madison and Landon Ollerich, Riley and Charlie Shiell, Audrey and Natalie Straub, sisters Loretta (Dick) Stoughton, Plant City, FL, Jeanne (Ed) Miller, Ft Myers, FL and John Assman, Augusta, GA, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael Kosters, 60

Michael Kosters, 60, formerly of Winner, SD, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Sioux Falls, SD.  

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at 1 p,m. at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. Burial  followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Michael “Mike” James Kosters, age 60, passed away on Sunday January 24, 2021 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls.

Michael was born on Dec. 9, 1960 in Alabama to father Jim Kosters and mother Sandra Hansen. Mike spent his childhood in Denver, CO and teenage years in Winner, SD. He graduated from Winner High School in 1979 and then attended Miami Dade College. It was in Florida that he met and married Jennifer Burg, and they settled in Southwest Ranches, FL.

Mike and Jennifer had two daughters together, Samantha and Valerie. The Kosters family lived in a beautiful ranch-style home with an acre of land. Mike was a self-taught carpenter and built not only a large 30’x40’ workshop, but also a wooden castle play set for his girls. He enjoyed completing home renovations and was skilled in electrical, plumbing, and everything in between.

Mike’s defining quality was his love of the great outdoors. A major highlight was taking the airboat out to the Everglades. He enjoyed fishing, frogging, and riding through the tall grass. At the beach, he loved floating in the waves and looking for seashells with Sam and Val. Every autumn he took an annual hunting trip with his step father, Gene Hansen, where he bagged big game such as White Tail Deer, elk, and coyote with a bow and arrow. Mike enjoyed traveling and went on an annual family vacation to a different US state every year. Admittedly a kid-at-heart, one of his favorite places was Walt Disney World.

His career with the City of Plantation lasted an impressive 30 years. Starting in irrigation, he ultimately finished with the title of Supervisor of Public Works. Mike enjoyed that each work day wasn’t spent in a cubicle. The ability to be out and about in the City of Plantation created many lifelong friendships that he held dear to his heart.

Some of Mike’s most notable character traits included generosity; he always offered a hand to those in need. He was a fiercely loyal friend and dependable father. Mike knew how to light up a room with a joke and a Mountain Dew in his hand.

After his retirement, Mike returned to Winner, South Dakota to live the good life. He spent most days out at the ranch with his friends, scouting deer and fixing fence posts. While living in Winner, he looked after his mom Sandy. Mike always made sure she had help attending various appointments and cooked lots of food with plenty of left overs. Michael was a caring son and a beloved father.

Michael is preceded in death by his father, Jim Kosters, and step-father, Gene Hansen. 

Michael is survived by his mother, Sandra Hansen, daughters, Samantha and Valerie, as well as sister Terri Budd, and nephew, Max Budd. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please send a donation to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This was an organization that Mike supported and whose mission closely aligns with his passion

Ronald Duane Sampson, 84

Ronald Duane Sampson passed away from lung cancer at the age of 84 on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.

A public funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom, MN. It will also be live streamed at the LaCanne Family Funeral Service Facebook Page. Interment will be held at Memory Gardens, Windom, MN.

Ron was born on May 16, 1936, the ninth child of ten children of Alva Harrison and Sarah Jane (Creasey) Sampson, in Geddes, SD. He was baptized and later confirmed. As a young child, the family moved across the Missouri River after their land was flooded when the Oahe Dam was built. Ronald grew up on the family farm and graduated from Winner High School in South Dakota. After graduation, he and a friend decided to go to California. On the way, they stopped in Casper, Wyo. and decided to stay and find work. Ron worked in the oil fields and drilled the first holes, called “mouse hole”, “rat hole” and “main hole”, before the big rigs came in.

Ron met Janet Elaine Jensen and they were married on June 24, 1956 in Casper, WY. The marriage was blessed with four children, Toni, Julie, Barry and Thomas. In 1961, the family moved to Windom, MN and Ron worked for Peter J Schweitzer’s flax plant. The family owned the Windom Laundromat for twenty years. Ron retired from his career as an engineer tech with Dennis Johnson.

Ron was a happy man with a joyful and cheerful disposition, through life’s challenges. He cherished his family. He was a die-hard Vikings fan, even if they were losing the game. He loved to read and could fix anything. He enjoyed fishing with the boys for bullheads. Ron was on the pit crew for a race car in Jackson, MN for several years. Ron and Jan were avid card players. They traveled to New Zealand and Australia to visit the foreign exchange student that they hosted.

Ron was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, where he was an usher and on the finance board. He was a member of the Jaycees, serving as President for one year. He was a volunteer fire fighter for 24 years and a Boy Scout Leader.

Ron is survived by his wife, Janet, of Windom, MN; four children: Toni (Duane) Laffrenzen of New Ulm, MN; Julie Damm of Forest City, IA, (special friend Don Knutson of Litchfield, MN); Barry (Ann) Sampson of Bovey, MN; and Thomas (Diane) Sampson of Belmont, MI; five grandchildren: Gregory Laffrenzen of Crystal, MN, David (Emily) Laffrenzen of Wabasha, MN, Nathan Damm of Clear Lake, IA, Paul Sampson, (special friend Regan McKay) of San Diego, CA, and Emily Sampson of Belmont, MI; one great-grandchild, Zachary Laffrenzen; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers: Dale, Harold, infant twins, Walter (2 years), and Raymond; three sisters: Clara Sampson, Ruby Keiser, and Mary Kellogg; and one grandchild, Nicholas Damm.

Those wishing to express their sympathy may direct memorials to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, American Cancer Society, or the Cottonwood County Historical Society.

Blessed be the memory of Ronald Duane Sampson.

Robert Bolander, 78

Funeral services for Robert Bolander, 78, Winner, were held on Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gregory. Burial with military honors was at the Winner Cemetery

Robert Michael Bolander was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Winner, SD, to Cornelius Bolander and Anne (Speckman) Bolander. He was the tenth child born to this union.

Bob grew up on the family farm northwest of Winner and graduated in 1960 from Winner High School. His class enjoyed getting together for reunion parties.

In the fall of 1960 Bob enlisted and served four years in the US Air Force. He was stationed in North Africa and worked in the fire department.

After being discharged from the Air Force in May, Bob met Sherri Neumiller while out cruising around Winner. He stopped her and said, “I’ve been watching you.” Bob and Sherri were married on Feb. 3, 1968 at St. John Lutheran Church. This union brought Billy, Beth, Brady, and Blaine.

 Bob was employed at Blomstrom Oil Company from 1965-1984 driving fuel truck and enjoyed visiting the local farmers. In the fall of 1984, Bob started his postal career as a letter carrier. He walked the city routes for 20 years and retired in 2004.

Bob’s part time mowing career turned into full time after retirement and lasted 36 years. If he wasn’t mowing, you could find him tending his garden and flowers.

Bob would take the family on summer vacations to the Black Hills every year touring different areas. Many times taking cousins or friends but always great memories were made. Bolander family gatherings have lots of laughs and lots of people that have inherited that one of a kind Bolander laugh.

Bob was a leader and coach in his younger years and spent time supporting his kids at sporting events and later followed his grandkids around the state for their sporting events.

Many hours were spent in the kitchen cooking and baking. Chocolate chip cookies were his specialty and his kids could eat them by the dozen.

After retirement Bob began his morning with the coffee crew at McDonald’s where he could talk to anyone from anywhere about anything no matter the age.

Bob passed away on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Winner Regional Hospital after his heart could not fight any longer for the ones he loved.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but especially by Sherri who has lost the love of her life.

 Bob is survived by his wife Sherri Bolander of Winner, SD; daughter Beth (Chad) Ulvestad, Lead, SD; sons Brady Bolander, Winner, SD, and Blaine (Katie) Bolander, Gregory, SD; grandchildren Brecken, Breven, Brennen, Alyssa, Ayden, Jack, Dylan, and William; siblings Theresa Weber, Winner, SD, Francis Bolander, Winner, SD, Mary Wellesley, CA, Donald Bolander, NE, Loretta Allen, Arlington, TX, Joan Brunkow, Winner, SD, and Dianne Vrbsky, Colome, SD. He was preceded in death by his son Billy Bolander, parents C.A. and Anne Bolander, in-laws Pete and Beth Neumiller, brothers Richard Bolander and Daniel Bolander, and sister Genevieve Bolander.

Clarice Chauncey, 97

Clarice Chauncey, 97, of Winner, SD passed away in Omaha, NE on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. 

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Carter Gospel Fellowship Church in Carter, SD.  Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to funeral service.

Clarice Loraine Chauncey was born Dec. 13,1923 to George and Coral (Hobson) Klein. She spent her childhood on their farm near Hidden Timber, South Dakota.  Clarice had a lifetime love of learning, and she told of her dad taking her and her siblings to country school by horse and wagon.  She graduated from Mission High School in 1941 as valedictorian of her class.  After graduation, she went to six weeks of summer school where she received a permit to be a teacher.

On Aug. 14, 1943 Clarice married Leroy ‘‘Dick” Chauncey.  Dick was sent to The Philippines to join the World War II effort, and they wrote letters to each other every day.  The war ended, Dick was discharged, and they moved to a farm in the Hidden Timber area where they started their family.  It was important to them that their family attended church, and they were part of the original founders of Carter Gospel Fellowship.  Clarice once wrote that the most memorable day of her life was when Dick passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 26, 1964, and she was left as a widow caring for seven children.

Clarice returned to the classroom and was a teacher’s aid in Mission for eight years.  Through the Career Opportunity Program, she was able to get her Bachelor of Arts from University of South Dakota in 1973.  She then taught at country schools in Tripp and Todd County until her retirement in 1988.

After retirement, Clarice kept active spending time with grandchildren, gardening and she learned to quilt.  Each of her grandchildren received one of her priceless quilts when they graduated from high school.  While enjoying her retirement she was able to travel to every state except Hawaii.

Clarice loved the country and moved to town and back several times before finally staying in Winner, South Dakota.  She was active in Friends of the Library, extension clubs, American Legion Auxiliary, the Winner Hospital Auxiliary, Federated Women’s Club, Retired Teachers and Carter Church.

Clarice’s love of the Lord was her motivation to serve, and she volunteered 17 summers to help cook at Victory Center Bible Camp in Fort Pierre.  Many of her grandchildren attended camp there, and some even got to stay with her for a week in the summer where she took them to daily Vacation Bible School at Carter Church.  It was her heart’s desire for all of her grandchildren to have a relationship with Jesus.

Clarice lived her last years at Golden Prairie Manor in Winner.  As her memory faded, we all treasured the poems that she would recite from her childhood. She loved spending time with her family and her bag was always packed ready to go visit anyone who would take her with them.  Her last road trip was to Omaha to stay with her daughter until God called her to her eternal home on Jan. 20, 2021.

Clarice is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her siblings Eleanor (William) Chauncey, Clifford (Joann) Klein, Lawrence Klein, Harold (Wilma) Klein, daughter Cathleen Lyons, and two grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Clarice is survived by her sister Gladys Kramer, sister-in-law Jo Klein, children Elaine Meiners, Darlene (Roland) Heinert, Edward (Kathy) Chauncey, John (Kathy) Chauncey, Janice (Fud) Ferris, Donald Chauncey, son-in-law Ron Walker, 20 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Memorials can be sent  to Victory Center Bible Camp and Carter Church

Clarice’s funeral service will be live streamed for those that are unable to attend at cgfellowship.com

Donald Earl Kellogg, 86

Donald Earl Kellogg, 86, died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at his home in Spearfish.

Don was born June 3, 1934 in Colome, SD to Earl and Ruth (Potter) Kellogg.  The family moved to Spearfish in 1942 where he graduated from Spearfish High School in 1952.  Don was employed by the John Ward dairy.  On June 3, 1953 he was married to Mary Ellen Sampson in Winner, SD.  They started their marriage working for Ward’s while building their home on Maitland Road where they raised their four children.

In 2002, Don lost his wife Mary Ellen after 49 years of marriage.  On Dec. 28, 2002 Don was united in marriage to Lila Ann Heying in Winner, SD.  With this union six children joined the family.  Don and Lila Ann enjoyed 18 years together.

Don worked for Homestake Mining Company for 39 ½ years. Both at the mill and the mine.  After retiring in 1994 he hauled logs, cattle and sheep and kids in the school bus.  He loved having family around and always took time doing special things with each of us.  He found someone to visit with everywhere he went.  Don was proud to be a charter member of First Baptist Church where he attended the rest of his life.  He enjoyed traveling, history and exploring all around the hills.

Those grateful for having shared in Don’s life are his wife, Lila Ann; two sons, Scott (Judy) Kellogg, Custer, SD and Carson Kellogg, Columbus, MT; two daughters, Valerie (Myron) Johnston, Hammond, MT and Sandra (Mark) Hansen, Willow AK; step-children, Barbara (Lynn) Tilton, Winner, SD, Diane (Mike) Adams, Buffalo, WY, Doyle (Kathy) Heying, Piedmont, SD, Brenda (Jim) Hofeldt, Millboro, SD, Bruce (Tammy) Heying, Black Hawk, SD and Darwin (Laurie) Heying of Rapid City, SD; one brother, Larry (Druse) Kellogg; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by Mary Ellen; his parents; two infant sons, two granddaughters; daughter-in-law, Julie Kellogg and brother, Keith Kellogg.

Public visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, from 2pm until 5 pm at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, those attending are asked to wear face covering and practice social distancing.  A private family funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Spearfish.  Interment was held at 3 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.

Arrangements are under the care of the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com