Mary Jane Kaplan, 95

Mary Jane (Legge) Devish Kaplan of Winner, South Dakota passed away on Oct. 8, 2019 at Winner Regional Long Term Care at the age of 95.

Mary Jane requested no formal funeral service, however, there was a graveside service and burial at the Winner City Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Mary Jane Legge Devish Kaplan was born on Nov. 23, 1923 to George Custer and Amelia (Horak) Legge at their homestead west of Clearfield, South Dakota.

She attended Dorian Meadows School which is now at the Winner Historical Society. She road the train to North Bend, Nebraska for her first year of high school, then attended two years of high school at Beaver Creek and graduated from Winner High School in 1941 as a member of the National Honor Society. She then went to Southern State Normal School in Springfield, South Dakota and ended up teaching at Dorian Meadows and South Longview.

After her brothers went to the service, she helped out on the family farm.

On Feb. 7, 1948, she married Johnny Devish. They managed the pool hall in Clearfield and later moved to Winner. Mary Jane worked at Gibson’s, the Lee Store, Miller Bros and W.H. Sturges Co.

Johnny passed away in 1996. She later married Darrel Kaplan and they divorced.

She lived in her home in Winner until 2012 when she moved to the Golden Prairie Manor.

Mary Jane was a fun loving lady and had an infectious laugh. She enjoyed trips to the casino, “several” competitive games of pitch and visiting with everyone. She had a kind heart and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Legge, and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Amelia, husbands, Johnny and Darrel, brothers, Gerald, George, Kenneth, Judson, Harry, SD “Buck” and Robert, and three sisters, Thelma Vosika, Ruth Zibell and Irene Stillwell.

Maxine Klein, 98

Maxine Klein, age 98, of Winner, SD passed away on Saturday Oct. 5, 2019 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Center in Winner.

Funeral services were held on Monday Oct. 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Nazarene in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Sunday Oct.13, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner.

Maxine Marvel (Mann) Klein was born on a rainy April 5, 1921 to George and Myrtle (Patterson) Mann. She joined three older sisters. She was delivered by Dr. James Quinn in a farmhouse nine miles north of Colome.

At the age of five, she moved with her family to a farm south and west of Millboro. Here, she spent her childhood days. She attended Shadley Valley Grade School for her elementary years. For ninth grade, Maxine went to another country school called Beaver Creek. When that school didn’t have high school any more, she finished high school at Millboro High School. Here, school was held in the community church. Maxine graduated there in 1940 with a class of eight students.

Deciding to become a teacher, she went to college at Southern State Normal School at Springfield, South Dakota. She attended for one year and earned a teaching certificate. For the next three years, she taught in rural schools around Winner.

Maxine met the love of her life, Conrad, while boarding at his sister’s. After a four year courtship, they were married. The young couple lived with his mother for a few years and farmed until Conrad’s mother died and the homestead was sold. They continued to farm around Burke for a few more years. They moved to Tripp County in 1951. By this time, they were blessed with three children, David, Joan, and Dale. For the next fifteen years, they farmed around Winner. Their family had grown to six. Janice, Debby, and Susan had joined the Klein crew.

They moved into Winner, and Maxine went back to teaching. She taught in Tripp County for the next 21 years. In 1976 Maxine earned her bachelor of science degree from Vermillion and taught 10 more years.

After retiring from teaching, Maxine started making patchwork quilts. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren all have one or more of the quilts she made. She also started doing some volunteer work at her church and at the nursing home.

Maxine touched the lives of many youngsters during her teaching years. She loved teaching. She especially loved getting the programs ready for the students to perform for their parents. During her retired life, it gave her great pleasure to meet up with her students and to stop and visit with them to find out how they were doing and just remember the good days in the classroom.

Tragedy struck the family in 1979 when Conrad suffered a crippling stroke which left him completely helpless. For the next six years, he was confined to a nursing home. Maxine spent many hours visiting him while he was there.

Susan and her four children came home to live with Maxine after Conrad’s stroke. They lived with her for the next six years. Grandma Maxine watched over Susan’s brood while Sue went to college and got her bachelor’s degree in teaching, following in her mom’s footsteps. The family lost Susan in 1988. She had ovarian cancer and died from a blood clot while in St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

Maxine loved life and enjoyed volunteering and playing cards and drinking coffee with friends, but family was always first. She really enjoyed organizing family reunions and gathering her group together every year or so. It was a passion with her. She also loved her Lord and prayed for her family every day and sometimes several times a day.

Maxine said, “I have had a great life. I had a loving husband and six great kids. What more could I have asked for? I have seen a lot of changes in my lifetime. I lived when cars were a rarity and telephones were just a luxury. I was born out in the country where Dr. Quinn made house calls to deliver babies. I walked a mile and a half to school with my siblings. We walked during the Dirty Thirties when we all took a hold of hands and followed the fence line so we wouldn’t get lost because you really couldn’t see your hand in front of you because of the dust. The wind was blowing so hard you couldn’t stand up. I lived through the Great Depression and two wars. Yes, I have had a good life.”

Leaving this old world before her were her parents, her husband Conrad, her daughter Susie, great granddaughter Ama, sisters Isabel, Lela, Percy, Dorothy, Twila, and brother Bud.

Maxine is survived by her children–David (Linda) Klein of Pierre, SD; Jo (Jack) Dooley of Oacoma, SD; Dale (Penny) Klein of Arizona City, AZ; Jan Klein of Zumbrota, MN; Debby (Rick) Bice of Ideal, SD–15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, her sister Dolores Soles of Winner, SD, and many nieces and nephews.

Marlene Lovell, 81

Marlene Lovell passed away on Sept. 29. She was afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease for the last 10 years of her life.

Born in Colome on Aug. 17, 1938, she was the fourth child born to Charles and Leona Lovell.

Marlene had a remarkable life accomplishing many things. After graduating from Smithland,Iowa, high school, she worked for Mutual of Omaha for several years. She then moved to Denver and joined United Airlines as a stewardess.

Her roommate in stewardess school was Dottie Lamm who later became the wife of the governor of Colorado.

Marlene married John F. Benolken of Omaha, Neb. and they had a son, John. Marlene and her husband were divorced in 1965.

Marlene then moved back to Denver and attended the University of Colorado. She graduated with a B.S. degree in English education.

While attending CU, she worked in the remake of Stagecoach as a stand-in for Stephanie Powers.

She made friends with one of the stars, Bing Crosby because her former father in law had been his roommate at Gonzaga.

Marlene also worked as a John Robert Powers model while attending CU. She then attended Denver University and earned a master’s degree in library science. She worked for Cherry Creek schools for 20 years as a librarian and media specialist retiring in 1991.

In 1991, she moved to Green Valley. After a year, Marlene returned to teaching at the Tucson Unified School District. She taught at Sahuaro and Santa Rita high schools for five years. She retired again in 1998.

Marlene loved to travel. She took her father to England in 1981 where they discovered a long lost cousin Percy Lovell in Wedmore.

Marlene and her husband Cal traveled all over the world to more than 60 countries. Marlene’s favorite country, of course, was England, the home of her ancestors. Her great grandfather was born in Wedmore.

A member of the DAR, Marlene was also an avid genealogist and was registered with the National Genealogical Society. She wrote a book about her family in 2001. She had been compiling research for over 25 years.

She was active in the Green Valley Genealogical Society and was on the board of the Joyner-Green Valley Library. She was also a member of the Green Valley Country Club for more than 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Cal Kemp and her son John F. Benolken II. She is also survived by her sister, Delores Kay Biggerstaff (Don) and their four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Gae McDonald (Jim).

Her brothers Skip, Buzz and John preceded her in death. Skip also had Alzheimer’s.

She is also survived by a cousin Chuck McLinn (Doris).

Should you wish to honor Marlene’s memory, make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Alvin Kalenda, 84

Alvin Kalenda, 84 of Winner, SD passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at the Elder Inn in Winner, SD.

Funeral service were held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Alvin Kalenda was born to Joe and Alice (Vrbsky) Kalenda in rural Tripp County, SD on Oct. 28, 1934, the fifth of eight children. He attended Vobr grade school and worked on the family farm.

He joined the National Guard in the late 1950’s. Alvin was at Fort Riley, KS, for the Berlin Crisis from 1962 to 1963 with a medical unit. Upon his return from Kansas, Alvin continued to work on the family farm and served in the National Guard for a total of six years.

He met Jackie Hanson and they were married in 1964. To this union three children were born: RaeMalea Kalenda of Valentine, NE; Kaylyn (Dustin) Wright of Bellevue, NE; and Denice (Troy) Gehling of Grand Meadow, MN.

Farming was Alvin’s passion and he loved his animals and working in the fields. He enjoyed a good game of pitch and could not stay off the dance floor, especially when a good polka was being played.

He is survived by his daughters RaeMalea, Kaylyn, and Denice and many other family members.

Alvin is preceded in death by his wife Jackie; parents Joe and Alice; brothers Joey, Robert, and Stanley Sr.; sisters Evelyn, Nettie, Rose and Marie along with several other family members.

Martin Jorgensen Jr., 95

Martin Jorgensen Jr., 95, of Ideal, SD passed away on Friday, Aug. 9 2019 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 2019 at 10 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 from 6-7 pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner with a rosary beginning at 7 pm.

Martin Jr. was born on April 30, 1924 at the family farm of his parents, Martin and Gertrude Jorgensen, near Ideal, SD. The 8th of 9 children, he and his siblings grew up on the family farm helping tend to the horses, cattle, crops, and turkeys throughout the great depression years of their childhoods. Martin Jr. graduated high school from the Ideal school in 1942, where his graduating class was the last to graduate from that school.

Martin Jr. immediately went to full time work at the family farm after graduation. Despite being a young, military aged man during World War II, Martin Jr. was able to stay home and help his aging parents on the farm during those years.

His older brothers, Stanley Jorgensen and Don Jorgensen, both served in the military during WWII. Brother Don served as a Merchant Marine and brother Stanley was a navigator in a B-24 bomber and was killed in action in 1944.

Don returned home after the war and became a business partner with Martin Jr. Martin always carried deep respect for his older brothers, and his admiration of them was evident throughout Martin Jr’s. life.

On July 27, 1946, Martin married Mary I Storms of Clearfield, South Dakota. Of this union, 4 children were born: Judy, Jean, Greg, and Bryan. All 4 children were raised on the family farm north of Ideal, SD, and all attended Winner High School.

By the time Martin and Mary were wed in 1946, Martin had assumed most of the responsibility for the family farming operation. He and his brother Don were in partnership in that family operation together until 1977.

During those years together, they successfully grew many different crops, raised pigs and started a successful insurance business. Starting in the late 1950’s, Martin Jr. and Don made the decision to enter the cattle breeding business, starting with breeding Black Angus first and later adding Charolais.

In the early 1970’s when son Greg entered the business, they began breeding Simmental cattle as well. They had the most success with Black Angus cattle, which is the primary focus of the family’s cattle business to this day. Martin Jr’s. youngest son Bryan joined the operation in the late 1980’s, followed by Greg’s son Cody in the 1990’s, and Bryan’s son Nick in 2012, who combined, make up the managing partners of the operation to this day.

Martin Jr., who always had a knack for knowing when to lead by stepping aside and letting the younger generation have its chance, fully stepped away from ownership and management of the family business, Jorgensen Land and Cattle, in 2012. He spent the remainder of his years watching closely over his legacy, and enjoyed tending to a large garden, maintaining a beautiful flower garden with his wife, and afternoon drives to keep tabs on the operations at the farm.

Martin Jr. was known across the community, state, nation, and even the world as a powerful leader. He had an untamable drive to pursue what was right and would fight hard to achieve what he believed needed to be achieved.

He was deeply involved in the community as well as the agriculture industry, participating in the Tripp Co. 4H Fair Board, Tripp Co. Water User Dist. (founding chair), Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Beef Improvement Federation (chair), Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Chair, Missouri Valley Mutual Insurance board of director (chair), West River Catholic Diocese Foundation board, Charter Member of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Research and Education Committee (National Cattlemen’s Association), and was a Wa Wo Kia Wicsa (Helpful Man) Honoree from Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Martin Jr. was also honored as South Dakota’s Eminent Farmer in 1984, National Cattle Businessman of the Year 1988 and the American Angus Heritage Foundation Award in 1990.

Martin Jr. will always be remembered by members of his family and community as a man who would work tirelessly to achieve his goals, even if those goals didn’t benefit him directly. He was a model of leadership and bravery to many in the agriculture industry and to his family.

He is survived by his four children, Judy (Tom) Peschio, Jean (Gary) Davis, Greg (Deb) Jorgensen, and Bryan (Brenda) Jorgensen, sister Ruth O’Keefe, 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 72 years Mary Jorgensen, sisters; Marie, Helen, Elizabeth, and Alice and brothers; Lee, Donald and Stanley.

The family takes comfort in knowing that of all of Martin Jr’s. achievements, the one he was most proud of and dedicated to, was his marriage to his bride, Mary. They are now together again.

Phyllis Modine, 85

Phyllis Jean Hoffie was born on Aug. 2, 1934 in Bonesteel, South Dakota to Delbert and Clarice Hoffie. She spent the early years of her life in South Dakota and around age 11 her family moved to Eureka, Calif., for work in the steel mill.

The Hoffie family moved back to South Dakota and shortly after Phyllis met Pete Modine. After a short courtship, they were married on Sept. 29, 1949 and welcomed their first son the following year.

During the early years of their marriage the family moved back to Eureka, Calif., and their family grew to seven. As the children grew and left the house, Pete and Phyllis bought a plot of land in Meyer’s Flat with Pete’s brother Leroy.

Every summer you could drive down and find Phyllis and Pete sitting in their chairs on the deck in front of their trailer, tending their garden, watering the lawn, lighting up the fire pit.

Phyllis was a housewife, and in the hospital near her final days when asked what occupation she retired from, she proudly announced this. As the children got older and grandchildren came along, she worked at The Bayview Motel helping to paint and wallpaper the guest rooms.

She also helped her nephew at his gift shop in the beautiful Pink Lady in Old Town.

Phyllis Modine was preceded in death by her siblings Janet Prince, Jack Hoffie, and Judy Mahoney, her daughter Barbara Torgerson and her husband of 68 years Robert “Pete” Modine.

Phyllis is survived by her sons Ronald Modine (Rebecca), Steven Modine and her daughters Lori Edwards and Jeannie Ohm. Also left behind are her nine grandchildren: Jennifer England (Richard), Patricia Modine, Melissa Applegarth (James), Evangela Torgerson, Robert Torgerson (Sidney), Tiffany Hess, Andrew Ohm (Angel), Ryan Ohm, Chloe Edwards and 11 great grandchildren.

Phyllis’ family meant everything to her and visits with her family were cherished. She is also survived by lifelong friends she had made in her beautiful lifetime and many extended family members in California, South Dakota and beyond.

She leaves behind many tears, sadness because we miss her, joy because we knew her. Phyllis put everyone before her in her life. She downplayed her own troubles and attended to others. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

Doris Miner, 83

Doris Marie Putnam Miner was born on March 13, 1936, at the home of her grandparents, John and Mamie Determan, 10 miles south of Dallas, SD.

She passed away Sept. 8, 2019, at Independence, MO, with her husband Kenny and her daughter Kate, holding her hands and telling her how much she was loved.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Oct. 12, at 12 p.m. (noon), at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Gregory, SD. Visitation will be Oct. 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Oct. 12, at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Paxton, SD. St. John’s Catholic Church was built by her Grandfather Determan, located a mile from where she was born. Doris was baptized, made her First Communion, was confirmed in the Catholic faith, and married in the church at Paxton.

Doris was born to Francis and Bertha (Determan) Putnam and grew up on the Tripp County farm south and west of Dallas, SD. She attended elementary classes with her brothers at the Lincoln Township school.

She attended Gregory High School, where she met Kenneth Miner, although he had grown up only 10 miles to the east in Gregory County. He recalls seeing “the prettiest girl with black curly hair” for the first time, “in a green plaid dress, standing by the Corner Cafe.”

Kenny and Doris were married Oct. 14, 1953. They lived briefly in Minneapolis, and returned to the Miner ranch in 1954, where they lived and worked for the next 55 years.

They moved to the Putnam farm and considered it their “forever” home, although they have resided different places during the last three years as their health declined. Doris enjoyed thoroughly the last 19 months with Kate in Kansas City, where she could stay up all night watching movies, have popcorn for supper, become a fervent Kansas City Chiefs fan, and, most important, control her own TV remote.

As a mom and ranch wife, she was a longtime 4-H leader and Farmers Union member. She served her community, state, and nation through her involvement in Democrat politics. Doris was first elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 1977-78 term, then elected to the South Dakota Senate from 1979 to 1992.

She served on the Legislative Research Council Board from 1979 to 1984 and was assistant minority leader for the Senate Democrats from 1987-1990. She was appointed to the board of directors for the Farm Services Agency by President Bill Clinton from 1992-2000, and by President Jimmy Carter to the committee for the national Rural Health Care Initiative.

Doris was a strong legislative voice in changing the University of South Dakota School of Medicine from a two-year to four-year program, to insure South Dakota would have a steady supply of doctors for rural areas.

Doris was a compassionate soul, quick to smile, quick to laugh. She was interested in every person’s life journey and helped folks where she could, whenever she could. There were many highlights in her political career: hosting pheasant hunt breakfasts for Senator Tom Daschle, being named a national Outstanding Young Woman by the Jaycette organization, being presented the Billy Sutton Democrat Leadership award by the South Dakota Democrat Party, and serving as a delegate to the 1980 Democrat Presidential Convention to support Senator Edward Kennedy.

A quote from Kennedy’s speech at the convention inspired and guided her public service and her private life because it encapsulated her beliefs. “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dreams shall never die.” –Sen. Edward Kennedy, 1980.

She enjoyed participation in the Valley Reading Circle, which her grandmother Mary Putnam helped organize in the early part of the 20th century. Doris served on the Tripp County Commission, with the Tripp County Library as one of her responsibilities. She continued to serve on the Tripp County Library Board until 2017. For Doris, the most pleasant part of any day was reading two or three newspapers while drinking a good cup of coffee.

Doris’s faith was strong and constant; she and Kenny served as confirmation teachers for St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Colome, SD. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Kenny surprised her when their daughter Lorrie was born by joining the Church and being baptized with Lorrie. He had taken religious instructions secretly with Fr. Robert Ehrenbold at the Paxton church, letting her think he was playing cards with friends or working over at her folks’ place.

She is survived by Kenny; their children: Jana Miner, Fort Pierre, SD; Kevin (Judy Ingold), Bonesteel, SD; Kate (Linda Watson), Kansas City, MO; and Lorrie Miner (Lee Brannan), Presho, SD. She is also survived by her most cherished granddaughters: Courtney Brannan (Todd Ewell), Bismarck, ND; Kristi Miner (Christine Ramler), Wichita, KS; and her favorite morning coffee companion, Timmi Lunsford Hutchison (Jesse Hutchison), Los Lunas, NM.

Other survivors are her brothers: Joe Putnam (Juli), Woodridge, CA; Jim Putnam, Visalia, CA; and Pat (Linda), San Mateo, CA, and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Margaret (Nan) Marwede and her brother Robert Putnam; her parents-in-law Harlow and Helen Miner; her brother-in-law Harlow Miner Jr.; her sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Putnam, Judy Putnam, and Carol Miner; and nephews, Brian Putnam and Greg Miner.

She is survived also by longtime, dear friends Jean Steffen, Edith Brook, Melba Stukel, Norma Springer, Mary Lou Mahan, and Larry and Carol Shepherd, and her Kansas City crew: Aesha Watson, Gus Spallo, Tina Spallo, Kathy Timmerman, Sam Hance, Tammy Jensen, Peggy Houchen, Ginny Talifero, Jane Messenger, and Sheila Oetker.

Condolences and memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent in care of Jana Miner, PO Box 725, Pierre, SD 57501. Memorials will be established for the Tripp County Library and St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Paxton, SD.

Arrangements are through Clausen Funeral Home, Burke, SD. (

Rose Paulson, 95

Funeral services for 95 year old Rose Paulson of Winner were held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10:30am at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Winner. Burial was in the Platte City Cemetery.

Rosamond Beulah DeHaan was born July 22, 1924, in Platte, SD, to John and Jessie (DeJong) DeHaan. Rose grew up with four brothers and four sisters in a Montgomery Ward’s house on the ranch five miles south of Platte. The fun little clique of three girls—Ollie, Rose, and Lois—spent a lot of time playing, laughing, working, and riding horses together. She went to school in Platte where the band she played clarinet in won the state music contest at least four years with their high quality rendition of “The William Tell Overture.” The caption under her senior picture in the annual said, “There’s nothing she doesn’t know about horses.”

Rose went to college in Springfield. She could type 110 words a minute on an old manual typewriter—try that if you dare. During World War II she worked as a secretary at the Igloo Military Ordinance Depot. After that she taught country grade school west of Platte in the Paulson vicinity. Clifton Paulson either pursued her or was pursued by her—I don’t know which. Their first date was hunting coyotes on horseback with Cliff’s coyote hounds. They later eloped to Springfield where the wedding party was them and one other couple for witnesses. Three charming boys were born to this young couple, Ron, Dale, and Donn.

Baseball was always a big deal for the Paulson’s. Platte and Bonesteel were big rivals. The Bonesteel amateur coach was Andy Qualm. He told Cliff if he would play for Bonesteel he would rent him his ranch. So they moved West River. Building the Ft. Randall Dam flooded that place, so they moved to the Dwight Martz place eleven miles north of Bonesteel where they built up their cow herd and purchased Babe, a palomino mare family member. Rose barrel raced on her and the boys and many other people learned to ride on her.

In 1955 they bought the Roy Woolhizer ranch 16 miles south of Colome, which Rose owned till she died. There was an old house with no indoor plumbing. Kitchen cupboards were peach crates with curtains for doors. They carried water 80 yards from the well. Baths were every Saturday night and boots had to be polished for church every Sunday. One method of getting skunks out of the walls was to remove the light switch cover plates and pour hot water in the wall with the tea kettle. In 1964 Larry Bauer built the house that is still there with indoor plumbing and a bathroom! Once the house was completed, it was always spotless and you never wore shoes on her carpet.

One handy tool frequently employed in child discipline was a wire handled fly swatter. As was typical of that time, Rose helped with about all the ranch work which included six or eight milk cows, some chickens, a few pigs, some pretty good horses, muscovy ducks, and the cow herd. She mowed a lot of hay with a seven foot mower and almost cut her finger off with the sickle when she raised the mower bar by hand. When the boys got old enough to help on the ranch and in the fields, Rose was a wonderful memory. Every day at 4 o’clock she would show up with a pleasant lunch which usually included chocolate cake. To us hungry boys that was a highly anticipated big deal.

Country school was about three miles away. Phones were party lines. The 1965 tornado was a big deal. Calvary Chapel activities were an important part of their life. Rose and Cliff were youth group leaders for a few years and that included Bible studies as well as a lot of rollerskating and ice skating and snow and fishing parties. Rose was always very concerned and prayed daily for the spiritual condition of each and every family member.

Rose’s life included being a loyal wife, church, ranch work, loyal fan of boys in Wewela baseball, 4-H, school, sports, horse shows, hunting, and fishing. She helped catch and clean and cook lots of fish and frog legs and mountain oysters.

In the 80’s Rose was heavily involved in SD Cattlewomen. She was president in 1983 and 1984 when she actively promoted the Beef Checkoff. She was also president of the Beef Industry Council in 1988 and was awarded Prime Promoter in 1988 and 1992.

Cliff and Rose had a great relationship with a lot of people. One special friendship was with Glen and Darlene Huddle. They traveled thousands of miles together on special trips all over North America.

When Cliff died in 2007, Rose stayed on the ranch and helped Donn and kept the lawn mowed until 2018. She cooked for cattle working and ranch crews until around 2017.

As Rose grew older, she got to stay on the ranch and drive her green Ford pickup largely because of the incredible help she received from Deanna Kartak. Deanna spent countless hours and miles helping Rose do all of life and maintain her independence and making sure all the food in the house had not reached the expiration date.

In 2018 she agreeably moved to Elder Inn and became a regular at Shirley’s Diner where she had her omelet and decaf and always wanted to pay.

Her 95th birthday was July 22, 2019 and her party included her famous horseback ride. She won her age division in Western Pleasure.

Rose passed away on Sept. 19, 2019 at Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Cliff, her parents, two great grandsons Kaden Paulson and Landon Martin, brother Lawrence & wife Nathel DeHaan, sister Nellie & husband Pete Ludens, sister Lois & husband Ray Morken, brother Kenny DeHaan, sister-in-law Ruth DeHaan, brother Andy & wife Alice DeHaan, sister Leigh Ann & husband Ernie Luken, and brother-in-law Bob Anderson.

She is survived by her three sons:

Ron & Linda Paulson of Fairfax, SD, their three children:
Misty & Jeff Thompson & five children of Omaha, NE,
Amy & Todd Baker & four children of Omaha, NE,
Shawn & Keri Paulson & two children of Fairfax, SD.

Dale & Ruth Paulson of Wessington, SD, their three daughters:
Tera & Joe Lopez & eight children of Wessington Springs, SD,
Margo & Steve Mitchell & fourteen children of Wentworth, MO,
Tracy & Jason Short & eight children of Harrisonville, MO.

Donn Paulson of Colome, SD, his son: Grant Berens & one child of Colome, SD.

Also surviving are sister Olive Anderson, brother Lyle DeHaan, and sister-in-law LeeAnn DeHaan.

Lois Atteberry, 88

Funeral services for Lois Atteberry, 88, Gregory, were held on Sept. 21 at Kotrba-Smith funeral home in Gregory. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery.

Lois Alene (Vawser) Atteberry was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Gregory County to Robert and Mildred (Adams) Vawser.

Lois married Tom Atteberry on Aug. 15, 1948, in the Methodist Church in Colome, SD. They lived their early married life in the Colome area and moved to Gregory in 1952 where they farmed south of town.

Lois was a wonderful cook and baker. Her chocolate wacky cake with fudge frosting, homemade breads and caramel rolls were family favorites. The canned goods from her garden shone like jewels lined up on the pantry shelves. Lois’ flower beds were a sight to behold. Her green thumb also invaded her house with a variety of houseplants. Quilting and embroidery became a passion. Her kitty quilts and butterfly quilts made from vintage handkerchiefs were especially charming. More recently, Lois turned to embroidering tea towels.

Lois passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, at Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory, SD, at the age of 88.

Lois is survived by Tom, her husband of 71 years; one daughter, Carmie (Bill) Howe of Gering, NE; three sons, Gene (Shirley) of Gregory, Glenn of Gregory, and Tommy (Lesa) of Gregory; one sister, Donna Jean (Herman) Kahler of Denver, CO; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.

Aileen Hosek, 84

Aileen Hosek, 84, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 from 5-6 pm at Mason Funeral Home in Winner with a prayer service at 6 pm.

Aileen Cleo was born Oct. 23, 1934 in Vermillion, South Dakota, the daughter of Joseph & Mearl Brewer. She was the oldest of three children.

Aileen was an excellent piano player and played big band music in several bands. One of the bands she played in had a handsome saxophone player by the name of Herman Hosek. She fell in love with his saxophone playing and then with him. They got married in 1951 and continued to play in local bands. In fact, they even played for their own 50th wedding anniversary.

Herman and Aileen lived in Yankton, where she worked and raised 4 young children until 1959 when they moved to Winner. She kept busy raising 4 children and had their 5th in 1961. She started working at the Tripp County Courthouse and eventually became Clerk of Courts in 1975. During that time, she officiated over 100 weddings. Aileen retired in December 1993.

Aileen enjoyed traveling, playing cards, & visiting with her family.

She is survived by her children, David (Darla) Hosek of Lawrence, KS; Diane (Victor) Nemec of Holabird, SD; Duane Hosek of Rapid City, SD; Cheryl Hosek of Winner, SD; Bruce Hosek of Wichita, KS; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Aileen is preceded in death by her husband Herman, her parents Joseph & Mearl Brewer, her sister Irene & brother-in-law Don Chamberlain and brother Richard Brewer.