Wanda Kunzler, 93

Wanda Kunzler was born in Lindsay, Okla., on Nov. 4, 1929, to Earl and Ruth (Hoover) Crawford.

Wanda was the oldest and had three brothers whom she loved very much: Gene, Bob and Dean. Through her many travels she ended up in Modesto, Calif., where she met the love of her life, Ted Kunzler who passed away May 6, 1987.

A few years later, she met her companion Meryl Serr and they moved to South Dakota. They owned various businesses in Dallas and Gregory. They later moved to Colome.  Wanda’s greatest love was sitting on her deck watching her great-grandchildren Raelyn and Hayze Fast play. She also enjoyed family and Sundays watching football.

Wanda passed away on Nov. 6, 2022, at the Avera Gregory Hospital.

Wanda will be buried in Ceres, Calif., next to her beloved husband Ted.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, son Eddie Kimball, and grandson Zach Kunzler.

Wanda is survived by her beloved daughter Robin and her husband Alan Fast of Colome; four grandchildren: Fawn (Sean) Deter of Arizona, Megan, Ally and Stacey of South Dakota; six great grandchildren: Sierra (Brandon) Ellis, Madalyn (Jason) Carson, Michael Chambers, Logan Deter, Raelyn and Hayze Fast: and four great-great grandchildren: Aston and Audrina Ellis, Jay William and baby girl Carson expected in December.

Upon Wanda’s request there will be no service at this time.

Teddy Brown, 39

Funeral services for Teddy Brown, 39, Winner, will be held Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner city cemetery. There is a visitation one hour prior to the service.

Teddy Earl Brown was born on May 27, 1983, in Winner, SD, to Patrick (Pat) and Diane (Fisher) Brown. He joined his two older brothers Mike and Kip.

Ted grew up and lived all but two years of his life in the Winner area. As a child he enjoyed t-ball, baseball, and tormenting his older brothers. When Ted grew up, he enjoyed being outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and camp.

Ted graduated from Winner High School and then started working at Mid Dakota Meats and then at Anderson Tires. Ted worked for seventeen years at Frontier Motors starting as a janitor and then detailing vehicles until he finally became a mechanic. The last two years he worked at Neptune Auto in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he fit right in.

Ted married Laura Kuhlmann and they had three girls: Bailey, Sydney, and Grace. They later divorced.

In 2015 Ted married Becky Brown and gained two sons and one daughter to complete their family.

In the last year Ted was able to travel to a NASCAR race and two NFL games with his family. Ted was grateful to have had this time with his family.

Ted was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, and kept his spirit and personality strong to the end, planning much of his own funeral service. He insisted on being a tissue donor and was able to donate his corneas in order to help someone else with continued sight.

Ted passed away at the Avera Gregory Heath Care Center on Nov. 24, 2022, at the age of 39.

Teddy is preceded in death by his father Pat, his grandparents Teddy Fisher, Charles & Sylvia Horton, Vernon & Esther Brown.

Teddy is survived by wife Becky Brown of Colome, SD, his three daughters: Bailey Brown (Chase), Sydney Brown, and Grace Brown, his mother Diane Brown of Winner, SD, two brothers Mike Brown and Kip Brown (Julie), step children Ashely (Logan) Sponsel, Ryan Taylor, and Aaron Hacecky and future granddaughter Charlotte.

Bromley Heath, 16

Funeral services for Bromley Heath, 16, Colome, will be held on Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Colome High School gym. Private family burial will take place later in the day.

There was a prayer service Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, Colome. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. at the church.

Bromley Roger Heath is the old son of Justin and Shelley Heath of rural Colome, SD.  He was born on a cold winter day, Jan. 6, 2006.  He left his loving family to join Heaven on Nov. 16, 2022,  in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Bromley always said he was the perfect middle child.  His siblings made his world go around.  They were his buddy, partner in crime, fort builders, movie watchers and caretakers.  He was their leader, and they were his.  Bromley was a detail kind of guy.  From the time he was little, he liked things a particular way.  As his ability slowly left, he accepted it with a grace that only God gave him. 

Bromley was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy in March of 2011.  At the time, we had hoped for 10 years and we were blessed with 11 years of his smile, infectious personality, and facial expressions.  He had just turned 5, was in preschool with his friends.  As he transitioned through the years at the Colome School, which was in his top three places to be, his classmates transitioned with him.  He walked until August 2013, at which time he transitioned to a powerchair, this would have been second grade.  His classmates became his hands and feet and would do anything for him.  They helped him with homework and Bromley helped them back, they got his lunch tray and fed him, they were his protectors.  Bromley was like a magnet at school, everyone just stuck to him.

The powerchair gave him a freedom to be with his friends and family.  He  made tracks everywhere…barnyard, getting stuck in the mud, exploring at rodeos, driving down to the barn with his best dog, Mister.  Mister filled a spot in Bromley’s heart and was his faithful companion to the end.

Bromley was in a terrible burn accident on Jan. 1, 2017 and burnt his legs and left hand.  The healing process took a long time, but he never complained about it.  He always said he couldn’t wear shorts because he didn’t want others to be jealous of his legs.  As time took it’s toll on his body, it became important to do a spinal fusion surgery.  This was a very scary, hard surgery for a boy in his condition, this was November 2018.  As usual, he triumphed.  He had two rods placed in his back that straightened his smashed body, it was like he grew 6 inches.  When he got in the van the first time he was so happy he could see out the window.

Bromley’s days were spent either at school or home.  He loved that his cousins were at both places.  Klayton and Bromley had a bond that only they could share.  Those boys would do anything together, and Klayton always listened to what Bromley wanted.  From playing outside, to gator rides, exploring, watching movies, PlayStation…they enjoyed all those times together.

As he kept losing muscle, his interests changed.  He enjoyed playing football and farming on the PlayStation until his hands couldn’t hold the remote.  His phone gave him a new freedom too.  He enjoyed getting Snapchats from his friends and playing HayDay.  He and Mister would take off for a drive with his phone in hand, this way if they needed something, he could call for help.   

As he became a teenager, he had a beautiful, deep, strong voice.  When he should have been able to drive, we let 3- 14 year old boys take the van to outdoor movies.  Klayton and Joseph would enjoy evenings at the movie eating some McDonalds and Dairy Queen.  Occasionally, other friends and cousins would join in on the fun.

He loved America.  He loved Ohio State football.  He loved shopping on Amazon and putting things in the cart, most things were red, white and blue or football.  Most of his clothes had something American about them, all the way to his American underwear and socks.  He loved comfortable clothes.  He loved his mom’s food. He loved his dads’ stories.  He loved every part of life, from trees to the animals on the ranch, he loved watching things grow and change.  He loved the warmth of the sun, summertime, working cattle, helping at the arena, doing chores and telling Jakob what he needed to do.

He enjoyed watching Dukes of Hazard, Hawaii 5 O, Home Improvement, Fast n Furious movies, anything with History and would watch YouTube videos on how to build things.  His favorite food was spaghetti with summer corn and homemade fresh buns.   He loved a good burger and wimpy, his grandma’s apple pie with cheese, and homemade lemonade.

We will always wonder what he would have been, had he been given a different path.  He loved watching HGTV and would say what he would fix.  He had style and a visual mind that might have made him a builder.  He would have loved to play football.  He told us, “I would have been the quarterback.  And I would bull dog.”  Along with being a team roper and calf roper.  He never got the chance to do any of those, but got to watch a lot.  He could tell you what you did wrong, in a kind way.

We were able to make memories away from home.   In 2015, we enjoyed a Make a Wish trip to Rapid for the Stock Show.  In 2015, we went to see Willie Robertson in Louisiana, then enjoyed Silver Dollar City at Branson, MO.  He always wanted to go back to Branson.  Both sides of his family enjoyed the Louisiana trip.  In 2018, his burn doctor gifted him seats to a Minnesota Wild Hockey game.  Just this year we enjoyed a Heath Family ski trip in January 2022.

Bromley loved Jesus and wanted to be at church, go to youth group, and learn about the Bible stories.  His memory was sharp and he could remember details that the rest of us couldn’t.   The three places he wanted to be were church, home and school.  This filled his life with a completeness that gave him comfort.  He felt like he fit in and didn’t stand out.  In the last year, our row has been quite empty or with only part of us there.  In these times we would do “home church.”  We had some of the best sharing times during our home church.

Bromley is survived by his parents Justin and Shelley Heath, siblings, Wiley of Norfolk, NE; Saydee, attending USF in Sioux Falls; Seth a freshman and Jakob a 5th grader at Colome.  His maternal grandparents, Todd & Renee Cook of Mills, NE; Roland & Debe Horstman of Dell Rapids, SD.  His paternal grandparents, Roger & Janell Heath of Colome.  Uncles and Aunts: Brett & Cheyenne Heath, Colome; Kevin & Lexi Heath, Onida, SD; Kevin & Marti Kingsley, Colome; Becky Hoffine, Colome; Chris & Tracy Dehning, Gregory, SD; Shawn & Stacy Anderson, Norfolk, NE; TJ & Meagan Cook, Norfolk, NE; Jay Horstman, Brookings, SD; Derrick & Jessica DeWitt, Del Rapids, SD; Cousins,  Cody, Kristina and Makenzie Heath, Romona, SD; Callie Heath, Pierre, SD; Kaydee Heath, Overton, NE; Kash, Klayton and Braxton Heath, Colome; Aspen Heath, Watertown, SD; Saige & Jace Heath, Onida; Shaleena, Raelynn & Bode Kingsley, Colome; Cohl & Savannah Ratermann, Brookings, SD; Baylie & Ashlyn Hoffine, Colome; Raylynn, Bentley, Baya, Bryden Dehning of Gregory, SD; Shace, Shelton & Sydney Anderson of Norfolk, NE; Lainee, Piper & Lincoln Cook, Nofolk, NE; Aubrey, Connor, Austin DeWitt Dell Rapids, SD; Ayasha & Brooke Jarrett, Colome, foster cousins. 

He was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents, Roy and Ruby Stevicks; William and Gertrude Horstman.  Paternal great grandparents, Clarence and Frieda Heath; Gus and Orene Weidner.

Claude Edward Harrison, 81

Claude Edward Harrison was born Sept. 29, 1941, at Burke, SD to Harold & Ellen (Bailey) Harrison.  He was the oldest child and later joined by Doug, Bob, Jack, Mike and Dirk.

A private family share time was held on Sunday, Nov. 20.

He graduated from Burke High School in 1959.  Shortly after, he married Anita McKenzie.  To this union, three daughters were born, Robin, Cheryl and Natalie.  Claude and Anita lived on the ranch with his grandparents, Ed and Merle Bailey.  It was on the ranch that Claude developed his love of horses with his favorite being Black Jack.  He also hired out for Chuck Baker as a hay-grinder.  Claude and Anita later divorced.

Claude married Donna (Schweigert) Taylor and to this union, one son, Daniel was born.  Donna’s children, Nicole and Heath also joined their family.   Claude and Donna later divorced.

Claude was a jack of all trades.  He was in partnership with David and Merlin Jacobsen and founded H&J Sales.  They sold Vermeer hay equipment.  Claude dispatched trucks for Kerner Trucking and also owned his own truck.  Later, he started a construction business with his brother, Bob.  This later became a tree-trimming business. This business was multi-generational as both Cheryl and her daughter, Bailey worked with him.

He was a 30+ year member of AA and very proud of his sobriety.  He helped many on their journey to sobriety. 

Claude was very proud of his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  He was also an avid supporter of the Gregory Gorilla football team and attended many games with his good friend, Bonnie Johnson.

Claude passed away on Nov. 11, 2022 at the Sanford Chamberlain Care Center at the age of 81.

Claude is preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Julius Bartling, his daughter, Robin, son-in-law, Sam Hoffart and brothers, Dirk, Jack and Doug.

He is survived by his children: Cheryl Hoffart (Maurie Schlaht), Natalie Ketelhut (Jim), Daniel Harrison(Tracy), Nicole Wilson and Heath Taylor;  grandchildren: Tyler Hoffart (Marah), Bailey Veskrna (Michael), Ben Hoffart, Laurel Ketelhut (Kasey), Sage Harrison, Ava Wilson, Jax Wilson, Brittney Ohlmann, Courtney Davenport and Aubree Opp; siblings: Bob Harrison (Gail), Mike Bartling (Linda), Blane Bartling (Terri) and Colleen Springer (Marshall);  and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

David Michael Turgeon, 71

David Michael Turgeon, age 71 of Hamill, SD passed away while hunting at Flattop on Nov. 16, 2022.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. at  Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be held at a later date.

David was born on Aug. 18, 1951 to Clair and Shirley (McKenzie) Turgeon. Dave attended school in Burke, SD and graduated from BHS in 1969.  David loved to hunt and fish. As a child he would be found with a BB gun in his hand or a fishing pole. David also played football, basketball, and baseball if he was not hunting, fishing, or working. The summer before college, he worked at Homestake Mine. While attending Southern State University he was drafted into the Army.  He was enlisted July of 1971 and honorably discharged December of 1972.  He was deployed to Korea as a security guard in the DMZ for the United Nations. Dave received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service in the performance of his duties as Squad Leader and won Expert Marksmanship as well.

David met Kathy Beranek in 1973 in Burke, SD.  They were married Aug. 18, 1974 on David’s Birthday. They had two daughters, Stacy his hunting buddy, and Jamie the baby of the family. He has two granddaughters, Samantha Rae, who is in college, and Jaymes Lou Jean, who is in high school.  Papa Dave (as the girls called him) hardly ever missed one of their events. Track meets, cross country, dance, concerts, and basketball are just a few of the events he would attend. If he was not attending one of their activities, he might be in the shed making or fixing something for any one of his girls or working in his garden. They love their papa so much.

David worked for 45 years in telecommunications, retiring from Golden West Communications Dec. 31, 2018.  He was proud member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He died doing what he loved, hunting.   He was one with the land, living with it, always giving back and taking care of it for his family’s future.

David is survived by his wife Kathy, daughters Stacy Turgeon and Jamie Turgeon, granddaughters Samantha Peppel and Jaymes LouJean Drake, siblings Sandra (Alan) Hubbard, Rick (Jo) Turgeon, Carol Turgeon, Nancy Turgeon, Ed (Teri) Turgeon, Doug (Leah) Turgeon, Larry (Kim) Turgeon, mother-in-law Lou Jean Beranek and 14 nieces/nephews.

David is preceded in his death by his parents Clair & Shirley Turgeon, brother Kevin, Niece Rebecca Hubbard, one nephew Alex Turgeon, and father-in-law James Beranek.

Cheryl Doescher, 66

Cheryl Doescher, 66 of Sioux Falls, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. 

Memorial services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 at the Heritage Funeral Home, 57th and MN, Sioux Falls with visitation an hour prior to services.  Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones  Funeral Home.   www.hofmeisterjones.com 

Cheryl Anne Doescher was born on May 24, 1956 at Oakland, NE to Richard and Magdalene (Heinecke) Doescher.  As a child her family moved to the Winner, SD area where she graduated from Winner High School in 1974.  After high school she attended Nettleton College and received a degree in fashion management.  Over the years she worked at several retail stores in Sioux Falls having started at Younkers in 1992 and remained with them for 28 years, she was the store manager until their closing in 2018.  She was currently employed as a teller at Premier Bank. 

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Jennifer Doescher and Devin Blocker of Watertown, SD; her grandchildren Zoey and Ashtin; and brothers and sisters, Randy (Linda) Doescher, Phoenix, AZ, Ronda (Harland) Hanson, O’Neil, NE, Judy (Jack) Arthur, Winner, SD, Tom Doescher, DesMoines, IA and Chris (Lisa) Doescher, Tea, SD; and 17 nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Rick, and a sister Rose and her husband Joe.

Dorothy Vivian Wells (Pochop), 92

Dorothy Vivian Wells (Pochop), 92, of Arvada, Colo.,, passed away at San Marino Retirement Village, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

Dorothy was born in Colome, South Dakota on April 1, 1930 to Mary (Spinar) and Otto Pochop.  Riding her horse to school nearly every day, Dorothy attended and graduated from Witten High School. Dorothy then studied nursing at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Mitchell, South Dakota and graduated in 1953.

Dorothy had many great experiences, but the greatest adventure of her life took place on March 11, 1956, when she married her sweetheart, Samuel Wells. The couple met at the wedding of Dorothy’s best friend Lena, who was marrying Sam’s brother, Marlin; Dorothy was Lena’s maid-of-honor and Sam was Marlin’s best man. Exactly six-months later, and in the middle of a record-breaking blizzard, Dorothy and Sam were married in Witten, South Dakota.

Dorothy and Sam began their life together in Grand Island, Neb., where their son, Michael LeRoy, was born. In November of 1958, the couple moved from Nebraska to Arvada, Colo. Shortly after their arrival to Arvada, their daughter, Donna Denise, was born. Dorothy enjoyed working as a nurse at various locations from 1953 until February 1990, when she retired from Lutheran Hospital, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Throughout her career, Dorothy worked in the surgical, maternity, and rehabilitation wards, and was employed as head nurse for many years.

After her retirement, Dorothy enjoyed helping Sam with his antique and collectibles business. Dorothy also loved harvesting and cooking delicious homegrown fruits and vegetables from her and Sam’s family garden. Dorothy and Sam reveled in traveling throughout the world to places, including France, Japan, Hawaii, Germany, Switzerland, Russia (then the Soviet Union), Lichtenstein, England and Belgium. Dorothy also enjoyed watching baseball – genuinely, apparently, because her favorite team was the Colorado Rockies. Dorothy took several trips to Arizona to see Rockies’ spring training; on one visit, Dorothy and Donna even took a hot air balloon ride. One of Dorothy’s most favorite things was dessert – notably, Dorothy and Sam would frequently make homemade ice cream with fresh raspberries and homemade chocolate syrup for their families. As delicious as the ice cream was, the memories are even more sweet and endearing.

Dorothy is predeceased by Sam, her husband of 56 years, as well as her parents Mary and Otto.

Dorothy is survived by her son Mike Wells (Joey) of Westminster, Colo., and her daughter Donna Greenawalt (Kevin) of Rapid City, SD. Dorothy has three grandchildren: Katyie Wells of Broomfield, Colorado; Tyler Greenawalt of Brookings, South Dakota; and Samuel Wells, of Westminster. She also has one great-granddaughter, Ayda Rea, of Broomfield, Colo.. Dorothy is also survived by her brothers Harold (Judy) Pochop and Larry (Beverly) Pochop. Dorothy has many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews – all of whom she loved very much.

Dorothy made every activity fun and always made you feel welcome and loved; she and Sam were the epitome of kindness, compassion, and warmth. Thank you, Dorothy, for blessing our lives with much love and laughter. We will miss you every time we enjoy chicken noodle soup, potato casserole, four bean salad, zucchini bread, and premixed brownies without oil. We will miss you dearly and love you oh so much.

Funeral services were held at Aspen Mortuary in Arvada, Colo., on Nov. 3, followed by graveside services at the Arvada Cemetery.

Janet Bruun, 84

Janet Bruun, 84, Winner, passed away on Nov. 5 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Memorial service will be Friday, Nov.18 at 11 a.m. at  Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner. Burial will follow at a later date.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mason Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m. with  prayer service at 7 p.m.

Janet Jane (Schramm) Bruun was born on June 29, 1938, to Howard and Irene “Chic” (Hight) Schramm. Janet was born in Winner, SD and was baptized Aug. 5, 1938, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner. She was later confirmed in 1952; Janet was proud to be a lifelong, active member of Trinity Lutheran.

 She grew up in a loving home at 126 Liberty St. in Winner, SD with her parents and younger brother Chuck. She was blessed having her Uncle Herbert’s family living right across the street. Howard and Herbert were identical twins and always wore matching blue and white striped Oshkosh overalls. While growing up, Janet would often mistake her uncle for her dad and would go to him for money; Janet benefited greatly! Her cousin Jim Schramm was from June to November younger than Janet, but he was like a big brother to her. They had an incredibly special bond. Janet’s mother was a nurse, and during Janet’s childhood years, she spent many hours at the hospital while her mother was working. Janet remembers being put to work cleaning needles and other medical supplies; they were hoping to instill an interest in nursing, but it had the reverse effect, and she disliked every minute of it.

Janet’s school years began in Winner, and she later graduated from Winner High School in 1956. Highlights of this time were spending time at baseball, football, and basketball games with close friends Bev Mason, Rita Reckling, Vesta Bice, and Gloria Rowe. Janet’s dad loved taking the girls to games and spoiling them with treats. Janet felt very blessed growing up in Winner with seven uncles and one aunt; they made her proud to be a Schramm, and she had a special relationship with each one of them. Janet was the oldest cousin on the Hight side and the second oldest on the Schramm side. She was proud of this role and loved all her cousins dearly.

Janet met Carroll Bruun in 1951 on a bus ride going to 4-H camp. Janet was seated behind the bus driver, and when she would look into his mirror, she could see this cute, blonde, blue-eyed boy sitting a few rows behind her winking at her. So yes, they got acquainted and were dance partners at camp! That was the beginning of their dancing career. They started dating in 1953 and were later engaged on Janet’s high school graduation day, May 21, 1956. In the fall of 1956, Carroll went to Huntington Park, CA to work for General Motors on a car assembly line. In January, Janet headed to Los Angeles, CA to work at a bank. In May of 1957, Carroll wanted to move back to farm with his dad, so he and Janet headed back to South Dakota. One year to the day after getting engaged, they broke off their engagement. Over the next seven years, their paths crossed about once a year.

Janet started college at Drake University for dental hygiene; that was not the right choice for her, so she quit at semester. She followed her cousin Jim and enrolled at South Dakota State University declaring Spanish as her major. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1961 from SDSU and later with her Master’s in Business in 1969 from USD. Janet’s first teaching job was at Rapid City Central; she taught there from 1961-1964. In July of 1963, Janet was home from her teaching job in Rapid City. She went to Frank Day’s in Dallas; she walked in the door, and Carroll grabbed her hand and said, “Here’s someone I can dance with!” Second engagement was in September of 1963 with a wedding to follow on Feb. 22, 1964. Carroll continued to farm, and Janet started her teaching career in Winner.

In the early years of their marriage, special twins, Donnie and Ronnie Matthews (neighbor boys to Howard and Irene Schramm), started making frequent trips to the farm on weekends. They eventually stayed and became part of the family. Johnyne Carol was born on Dec. 16, 1968; Jacey Jane on Dec. 6, 1973; and Jad Howard on February 13, 1975. Janet wrote, “My favorite place in the whole world was our farm living with my best friend and special blessings Johnyne, Jacey, and Jad. We had a great life, and I never wanted for a thing.”

Janet retired from teaching in May of 2002. Over the course of her career, she touched so many lives both inside and outside of the classroom. She started the Winner High School Warriorettes, youth track, and youth basketball. She was an outstanding teacher and wonderful role model. Janet and Carroll moved back to the farm after Carroll and Jad completely rebuilt the old farmhouse. Janet and Carroll lived in that house for many years during their retirement before moving back to town full-time. Janet enjoyed attending every sporting event possible and was proud to wear her favorite color – purple! She also loved sitting in her chair crocheting while looking at her pride and joy wall – pictures of her grandchildren. Janet and Carroll loved following their six grandkids in all their activities; they also enjoyed taking as many trips as they could, especially to Branson, MO. Spending time in Brookings while attending SDSU basketball games and staying in Parker, which became their second home, were highlights of their lives. Fondest memories were having all six grandkids together at the farm and most recently visits from new great-granddaughter, Murphy.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three children: daughter Johnyne (Brad) Horstman of Winner; daughter Jacey (Dale) Peters of Parker; and son Jad (Suny) Bruun of Dallas. Grandchildren: Zachary (Tayler) Horstman of Mitchell; Jayden Bruun of Spearfish; Kylie (Jayd) VanDerWerff of Gregory; Kelby Peters of Sioux Falls; Joren Bruun of Dallas; and Karley Peters of Parker. Great-granddaughter Murphy Jean Horstman. Brother Chuck Schramm of Sioux Falls; sister-in-law Marlene (Tom) Hansen of Canyon Lake, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband Carroll; her parents Howard and Irene (G’ma Chic) Schramm; in-laws Helmer and Mae Bruun; sister-in-law Ginny Canon.

Jeanetta “Boots” Louise Moses, 83

Jeanetta “Boots” Louise Moses, aka “Bootsie Lou,” passed away peacefully at home the morning of Oct. 24, 2022, in Loveland, CO, at the age of 83.

Boots was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Winner, SD, to Carl Harrison Moses and Emelia Anna Jares Moses. She was number 9 out of the 10 siblings: five brothers and five sisters.

She graduated in 1956 from Winner High School, worked and retired from Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Winner, SD. She worked at Nelson and Sally Miller’s print shop, Plains Printing Co, in Gregory SD, for 13 years.

She loved her crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Boots lived and took care of Grandma Emily until her passing in 1985. Boots loved all the nieces and nephews. She always loved the company and card playing, especially during hunting season. All of the cousins have very fond memories of 417 Lamro St.

Boots was an awesome athlete and loved sports. She enjoyed watching sports and influenced some of the nephews to become Chicago Bears fans, which is why nobody was allowed to watch the Vikings on her TV.

In 1998, shortly after sister Dorothy “Dot” passed away, Boots decided it was time to move to Colorado to live with brother “Cookie” and sister Kate. Jares Moses and Dean DiPaola drove up on a Friday, loaded the truck, left on Saturday showed up in Colorado on Sunday and moved her in.  

Boots loved animals and loved to watch the horses and dogs on the race track. She even grew to like cats, offering her lap to the two that shared her home the final years of her life.

Boots had an amazing gift for making the nieces and nephews feel like they were her favorite.  She could always bring out the best in us and give us an “atta boy, boy!” or “atta boy, girl!”. While she never warmed up to the new electronic gadgets, we can’t function without, she got the biggest kick out of looking at photos and posts on Facebook and keeping up with our growing family. 

Boots is survived by sisters: Bernice Moses Weickum of Bozeman, MT, and Shirley Moses Hart and husband D.L. Hart, of Gilbert AZ; sister-in-laws – Evelynne Moses of Gregory, SD, and Beverly Crew Moses of Florida; and countless nieces and nephews.

Elsie Meister, 97

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Elsie Meister who passed away on August 1, 2022.

Elsie was born on February 15, 1925 on the family farm in the Winner area to parents John and Barbara Meister. She was delivered at home by a midwife. Elsie never did have a birth certificate.

Elsie went to local schools and graduated from Winner High School May 25, 1944.

Elsie spent most of her adult life in northern California where she married her husband Russell Newberg December 21, 1945. They were married for 69 years and had two sons. Russell was born and raised in San Francisco. They lived there for several years before buying a home in Palo Alto and in 1962 bought a home in Livermore, California.

Elsie was a homemaker, a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

In 2001 Elsie and Russell moved to Casa Grande, Arizona to live near their son Gary, daughter-in-law and grandson Gary J.

Elsie’s husband passed away November 1, 2014.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers Kenneth, Art, Junior and Alvin, her sister Clara and her nephews Ricky and Bob.

Elsie was laid to rest August 11, 2022 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Casa Grande, Arizona. She will be dearly missed but forever in our hearts.