Richard L. Adrian, 82

Richard L. Adrian, 82, of North Vernon,Ind.,  passed away at 1:46 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Our Hospice of South-Central Indiana in Columbus.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. A graveside service will then take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Winner City Cemetery in Winner, SD.

A memorial service was held  on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service.Burial will take place at a later date, cremation was chosen.

Born on March 13, 1939, Mission, SD., Richard was the loving son of Earl and Elizabeth (Angel) Adrian. He was united in marriage to Ruth Knox on Feb. 13, 1982. She survives.

Richard graduated from Marquette University, then earned his master’s degree in business from the University of Detroit. He had retired as an investment analyst and was also a farmer. He served as a treasurer for several years for the Jennings County Community Foundation and was a board member. Richard helped establish the Jennings County Farmer’s Market. He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Indiana Farm Bureau.

In addition to his wife, Ruth Adrian of North Vernon, survivors include daughter, Kirsten Adrian of North Vernon; sons, Daniel L. (Alison) Adrian of Mason, OH, Richard L. (Amanda) Adrian of Greer, SC, and Jonathan P. (Angela) Adrian of Scipio; brothers, Dean Adrian of Ft Collins, CO, and Billy Adrian of Mission, SD; grandchildren, Alexander and Samantha Adrian, Mia, Dylan, and Ava Adrian, and Quinn, Duncan, Conner, and Brandon Adrian.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Elizabeth Adrian; 1st wife, Margaret (Mesner) Adrian; daughter, Megan Adrian; son, Michael Adrian; sister, Helen Marie Hanson; brother, Robert Adrian; and grandson, Rondal Lee Adrian.

Memorial donations can be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County or the Rondal Lee Adrian Scholarship Fund through the Jennings County Foundation.

Elizabeth Ruth Cahoy, 96

Elizabeth Ruth Cahoy, 96, formerly of Colome/Dallas, SD passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home near Rockerville, SD on Saturday, June 11, 2022. 

Liz was born on the Turtle Butte homestead, northwest of Wewela, SD  on Oct. 26, 1925. She was the youngest of five children born to Louis and Christiana (‘Annie’ Hartmaier) Link. She was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church and attended Turtle Butte Elementary School. At age 12, her father passed away and shortly thereafter she and her mother moved to Colome, SD. She worked at the Colome Cash Store and graduated high school in 1943.

On April 20, 1945 she was united in marriage to Melvin Cahoy. They lived on farms near Bonesteel and north of Dallas before moving to their permanent farm southeast of Colome in 1949, where Liz was an essential  partner in  all aspects of farm life for almost 60 years.  She later had part in Colome’s Rose Manor Assisted Living. And, thanks to the care and concern from many friends and relatives, she was able to enjoy living in her own apartment in Colome, prior to moving to the Black Hills in 2018.

She was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she served the Lord in many capacities including teaching Sunday school, helping with Vacation Bible School, Ladies Aid and WELS Medical Mission. One of her labors of love was creating unique floral arrangements, for all to enjoy, at countless church services. Liz cherished time spent with family, friends and neighbors. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, polka music, word search books, chocolate, life, laughs and hugs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, her parents, sisters Gertrude & Harry Ahlers, Helen & Louis Vander Kuur, and Louise  & Jerome Harkin, brother Otto & Minnie Link and sister-in-law Julia & Howard Bates and son-in-law Robert Brownell.

She is survived by her only daughter, Shirley Brownell and grandson, Robert (R.J.) Brownell, Rockerville, SD, granddaughter, Betsy (Greg) Brose and great-granddaughters, Lily Brose of Hill City, SD and Kaia Brose, Corinth, Greece and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Colome Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. Viewing will take place at the church just prior to the service. Burial will be at the Colome Cemetery.

Dwite Miles Krizan, 75

Dwite Miles Krizan passed away peacefully on June 9, 2022, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Fargo, N. D., at the age of 75.

Dwite was born Oct. 24, 1946, to Miles and Sadie (DeSmet) Krizan in Winner, South Dakota. He graduated from Colome High School in 1964 and then spent four years in the Army, one of which was in Vietnam.

He married Garnet Kaiser and had two children, Michael James and Michelle Dawn.

In 1988 he married Janice (Kristofferson) Dathe, his best friend and the love of his life. Janice had three children, Byron, Davis, and Sheila, and he loved them as his own.

Dwite worked at Wayne’s Auto Shop in Winner, SD, and Homestake Goldmine in Lead, SD. They moved to the Britton, SD area, where he worked as a mechanic at Holland Brothers and his own shop, Dwite’s Auto and Small Engine Service. After retiring in 2018, they moved to Fargo, ND, to be closer to the VA Hospital.

Dwite enjoyed hunting, fishing, and team roping with his horse, Pete. With Janice, he enjoyed gardening and canning their harvests. He was always ready to have coffee with friends and neighbors. Dwite was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Britton, where he served as commander for four years.

Grateful for having shared Dwite’s life are his wife, Janice; sons Michael (Angee) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Davis (Abby) Dathe of Rapid City, SD; daughters Michelle (Mike) L’Hotta of Monument, CO, and Sheila Dathe of Aurora, CO; brothers and sisters, Monte (Delorus) Krizan of Dallas, SD, Kelly (Cynthia) Krizan of Woodinville, WA, Kathy (Ralph) Carson of Bountiful, UT, and Jae (Bob) Stiehl of Rapid City, SD.

Along with many others, preceding Dwite in death are his parents, Miles and Sadie Krizan; son, Byron Dathe; nephew, Nicholas Krizan; and uncle, Milton John Krizan.

Memorials are preferred to the Fargo VA Hospital at

Linc Bly “Hopper” Wilson, 63

Linc Bly  “Hopper”  Wilson passed away on Sept. 30, 2021, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Linc was born on July 6, 1958, to Chalmace (C.G.) and Dee Wilson.  He attended school in Winner, South Dakota, and graduated in 1976.

After high school, Linc attended Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota. Linc decided that a trade school would more suit his needs, so he transferred to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn., where he earned an Optical Technician degree. He worked in his trade for a short period and decided that he would rather be working in the field. He joined the Burlington Northern Railroad 982 Steel Gang in the summer of 1979. While with the 982 Steel Gang, Hopper worked all over Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska replacing short runs of rail with     1/4 mile-long ribbon rail.  In 1984 he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he started yet another career in the field as an apprentice glazier, eventually reaching journeyman status. He went on to have a long glazier career becoming job site foreman for many years, building many commercial high-rise properties. While working as a glazier, he acquired the contracts to hang the Tostitos banners for the Fiesta Bowl at the ASU stadium. Hopper enjoyed this job very much.

  Hopper was known by all his friends and family for his adventurist nature. He hunted and fished all over the states and Arizona dessert – pheasant, walleye, trout, deer, elk, but his favorite was rattlesnake. During the summer, you would find him driving down old railroad tracks until all hours of the night catching rattlesnakes. He would skin and tan the hides, and of course eat the meat. He truly enjoyed this pastime. Hopper was also a very proficient metal detector.  He would tell of his homeless buddies from the parks around the area that would help him, and then he would share his blessings with his detecting buddies. Hopper was also a talented artist, building very creative and unusual pieces from wood, glass, snake vertebrae, animal skins and skulls. He saw things a little differently than the rest of the world. LOL. Hopper was a true animal lover. He loved all animals, but cats were the dearest to his heart. Over the years he had and helped countless cats. Hopper was truly a very generous and kind man.

In 1994 Hopper married the love of his life, Margo Rivera-Wilson, at a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe CA. What a beautiful venue and memory.

His funeral service was held in Phoenix, Oct. 8, 2021.  A memorial service will be held for Linc in Winner on June 11, 2022, from 1-4 at the Holiday Inn Express conference room. 

He is survived by his wife Margo Rivera-Wilson of Phoenix, sister Tracee (Greg) Ford of Cody, Neb.; brother Shannon (Cindee) Wilson of Burlington, Iowa; nieces and nephews  Shae (T.J.) Schneider, Maive and Rhen, Parker, Colorado; Layne (Arielle) Ford, Ophelia, Ord, Nebraska; Reed (Mary Kay) Ford, Gunner and Bristol, Cody, Nebraska; Teeyl Ford, Cody, Nebraska; Jais Ford, Whitman, Nebraska; Greg (Tara) Schmidt, Liam and Ava, Rough and Ready, California; Sarah Schmidt, Burlington, Iowa; aunts and uncles Glee (Duane) Brooks, Mt. Shasta, California, Robin (Fran) Blakkolb, , Willowbrook, Illinois; cousins Annelle (Jason) Maygren, Grant, Marshall, Grace, Craig, Alaska; Christi (John) Munz, John Luke, Isabella, Sienna, Bellaire, Texas; Rebecca Blakkolb, Katy, Texas; Dick (Donna) Wilson, Orlando, Florida.

Linc was preceded in death by his parents Chalmace Wilson and Delores Blakkolb-Wilson; grandparents Walter and Nellie Blakkolb, Felix “Hickory” and Minnie Wilson; uncles and aunt. Dorwin and Louise Wilson, Larry Blakkolb; cousin Gary Wilson.

Bobbe Kositzky, age 91

Bobbe Kositzky, age 91, of Graceville, MN, passed away on April 25, 2022, at Essentia Health – Grace Home. She had been a resident of Grace Village the past 9 years, which she enjoyed tremendously. She had a gentle soul and was a friend to all as well as being a loving mother and wife.

Memorial services will be held on June 4, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Graceville. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Inurnment of both Bobbe and Paul will be held at Graceville Consolidated Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Graceville Community Center.

Barbara “Bobbe” Karen (Holm) Kositzky was born on Dec. 4, 1930, in Omaha, NE, to Audrey (nee, Donahoe) and Jake Holm, who resided in Winner, SD. There, she was baptized, confirmed, and married to Paul Kositzky at Trinity Episcopal Church. A graduate of Winner High School, she attended two years of University of Nebraska where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She returned to Winner to marry Paul in 1951.

In 1964, Bobbe and Paul moved their family to Graceville where she resided until her death. She was a stay-at-home mother, but was also a chef to many of Paul’s sales personnel and customers, usually for lunch. In order to obtain World Books for her family, she became a successful salesperson of the encyclopedias. While in those roles, she pursued her interests as a member of art, Bridge, and dance clubs. To say she was a seamstress was an understatement because she sewed all of her clothes and those of her daughter’s. Vogue patterns were a favorite.

Survivors include her children: Kimberley (Neil) Johnson of Kennedy, MN; Kirk (Dan) Wanderscheid of Sioux City, IA; April (Neil) Klutman of Lawrence, KS; and Kyle Kositzky (Annie Erickson) of Moorhead, MN; six grandchildren: Jacob, Adam, Erin, Whitney, Quinn, and Connor; as well as five great-grandchildren.

Bobbe was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; sister, Dr. Jaqueline Voss; and brother-in-law, Scad Voss.

Suggested memorials may be made to Grace Village or Graceville Community Library.

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Richard Hoffer, 89

Richard Hoffer, 89, of Winner, SD passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Platte Health Center Avera in Platte, SD. 

  Funeral service was held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10 a.m.  at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD.  Burial  followed in the Winner City Cemetery. 

Richard Hoffer was born July 30, 1932 in Reliance, SD to John and Louise Hoffer.  He attended Quiet Creek school, then went to Millboro School.  Later on, to Colome where he learned to box.  Richard started school as speaking German only, later learned English.

Richard was united in marriage to Shirley Chambers June 26, 1955.  To this union 4 children were born, Rodney, Debra, Roger and Scott.

Richard drove truck for many years, and then went into milking cows, farming and ranching.  He loved the outdoors, he was always working on fixing things, like small engines, tractors, anything that needed some work done.  Richard was also very good at wood working.  Later on, he liked to play the piano and guitar.

Richard will be greatly missed left to mourn him a daughter; Deb Shreeve, son Scott (Deb) Hoffer; grandchildren; Trisha Shreeve, Angy (Jim) Murphy, Russell (Sarah) Hoffer, Craig (Kelly) Hoffer, Sarah (Tim) Novotny, Nikki (Shannon) Whitten, Marie (Nathan) Lapsley, great-grandchildren; Isabella, Isaiah, Lijah and Harley, Baylor and Blayke Murphy, Tayshaun, Sadie, Oakley Hoffer, Nancy Novotny and Scarlett Hoffer, Tyler and Emma Berg and Ava Lapsley, Shaylin and Pryce Whitten.

He is preceded to death by his wife Shirley Hoffer, 2 sons; Roger and Rodney, his parents John and Louise and a son-in-law Roy Shreeve.

Fredrick Whiting Jr., 20,

Fredrick Whiting Jr., 20, of Winner, SD passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Winner High School Auxiliary Gym.  Burial  followed at the Winner City Cemetery. 

A wake service began on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Winner High School Auxiliary Gym and again on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7 p.m.

 Fredrick James Whiting Jr., was born Oct. 24, 2001 at the Winner Regional Hospital to Fred Sr. and Jolene Medicine Eagle-Old Lodge.

 Fred attended school K-3rd in Todd County.  He then moved to Winner where he attended Winner Schools and graduated with the “Bad Ass” “Class of 2020”.  Fred had an unbelievable passion for sports.  During his high school years Fred played basketball, football and baseball.  Fred had the advantage to know the feeling of playing in the State Championship Game.

 Fred started his baseball career playing with the Winner/Colome Pheasants.  Fred then went to play fast pitch with Red Leaf and slow pitch with Striders/ Rosebud Concrete, and the Ideal Indians.  Third base was his place, “where the action is.”

 Fred had an awesome sense of humor, a great personality and a smile that brightened up any room and a heart of gold.

 When Fred would enter a room there was bound to be jokes, love and laughter.  When Fred played ball, he played with his heart but made sure it was fun.

 In the short 20 years that Fred was here with us he made so many friends.  Fred was a happy go lucky man.  No matter who Fred met, he was bound to leave an awesome 1st impression.  He got along with everyone he met.

 Fred will always be remembered by his smile and his “baseball ass.”  Fred was known as “Big Fred” on the football field, ball field and most defiantly on the basketball court.

 Fred is survived by his mother and step-father Jolene and Howard Old Lodge Sr., his father Fredrick Whiting Sr., his sisters JoHannah, TaeLeigh Whiting, Jolisse Old Lodge, his brothers, Andrew Whiting and Kyrie Old Lodge, his maternal grandmothers, Leah (Brad) Stands, his paternal grandparents Ken and Amy Whiting.

 Fred is preceded in death by his younger brother Joshua Whiting, his maternal grandfather Carl Quilt, his grandfather Cage Medicine Eagle Sr.

Jeanie Williams, 56

Jeanie Williams, 56 of Mission, SD passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at her home in Mission, SD.  Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Antelope Community Building.  Burial will follow at a later date.

Jean was born on Oct. 30, 1965 to Martha and the late Geno Williams.

Jean was a full-time mother and wife and had many great characteristics.  She was a very strong willed, stubborn and wise woman but also had a big tender heart, “just don’t piss her off:)”.  Jean was not afraid to take on the world by herself.  She loved her children and family and was a very loving grandmother, she also took care of her elders all of her life (Carl Helen, Mercy, Lloyd).  

Jean also loved and cared for many animals. She worked hard and was the best at everything she did.  Jean was the top cheerleader for TCHS.   Jean was a waitress and bartender, she also helped run her father’s shop since she was a child.

Jean enjoyed many things like cheerleading, basketball, to dance and sing with her beautiful voice, the rain and the new life it brought, gardening, yard work, home decorating, but most of all….she loved her beer.

Jean is preceded in death by her father Eugene Williams and two children; Roger Dale Colombe and Carol Samuel Colombe and sister Marty Jean.

Jean is survived by her seven children and 9 grandchildren; James Menard (D’Juan Mayne), Jason Menard (Josiah Xavier, Jaggard James), Juan Colombe (Tyler James), Jade Moran (Tyrone, Tyson, Titan), and Jasmine Colombe (Kataleah Rose Marie, Kingsley Ron Marvin). Her husband Rennie Waugh Jr., and 4 siblings; James “Jim” Williams, Katherine “Kathy” Williams, Marylee Williams and Jeffrey Williams.

Stanley Herman Maier “Snuce”, 87

Stanley Herman Maier “Snuce”, 87, of rural Carter SD passed away May 18, 2022, at Sioux Falls McKennan Hospital. 

Funeral service was held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Winner, SD.  Burial  followed in the Winner City Cemetery. 

Snuce was born March 25, 1935, to Herman and Anna Maier at Pahapesto Township in northern Tripp County.  He graduated from Witten High School May 13, 1955.  That fall he joined the United States Army where he served his country for 2 years before returning home in September 1957.

June 3, 1961, Stanley married Carol Mae Earll.  They had 3 children and made their home in Pahapesto Township where they raised cattle and hogs.

For 60 years, Snuce and Carol welcomed pheasant and deer hunters from all parts of the country into their home.  A good many laughs were shared at the Ship, Captain, Crew table and lifetime friendships created.  Snuce cherished these friendships.  He started planning and looking forward to the next season before the previous one had even ended.

Snuce loved his social time with family and friends.  A visitor to his home quickly became a friend.  The coffee pot was usually on and there was always a story to share over pie/cake.  Snuce sure enjoyed his sweets and snacks especially his popcorn, ice cream and chocolate.

Snuce was known for his good natured wit and life lasting nicknames: Mokey, Bo, Pokey, Midge, Coken, Washo, Festus and Herbie to name a few.  He enjoyed teasing the kids by offering a finger to pull and a hand to shake.  In his later years, Snuce became a hugger and cherished his family time.

Snuce is survived by his children:  Leslie, Bonnie (Lowell), and Dennis (Karla); Grandchildren:  Elizabeth (Stephen), Hailey (Jeremiah), Ashlyn (Bryan), Kristin, Colton (Ricki) and Darcy (Colter); Great-Grandchildren:  Kaysen, Karsten, Addison, Ellah, Greysen, Olivia, Carter and Ryken; foster Great-Grandchildren:  Alayna and Aubree; his sister Lavonne; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, parents Herman and Anna, brother Gene, sister Virginia in infancy, great-grandson Bentley and special friend Darlene.

Timothy L. Long, 70

Timothy L. Long passed away at home April 22, 2022, following a short intense battle with Melanoma.    Tim was born June 21, 1951, at Winner, SD.

He joined the family as the second child of Bobby (Robert, Jr.) and Gayle Long.  Eight more siblings joined them and made for an active family life growing up in Witten, SD.  Following graduation in 1969 from Witten High School Tim worked on the farm/ranch with his Aunt and Uncle Bonnie and Ronnie Horstman.  

He married Pam Gerard on June 2, 1970.  Tim and Pam lived on the Horstman ranch when their first son Derek was born. Tim enlisted in the SD National Guard in 1970. They later moved to the Gerard home spread south of Kennebec where Pam had grown up.  

Second son Christopher joined the family in 1975.  Later the family moved into Kennebec as Tim began work for Gene and Margie Halvorson at Halvorson Oil.  Tim went to work with the Lyman County Highway Department in the early 90’s and later served as highway superintendent until his retirement.

Tim was a very patriotic American and retired from the military after 38 years of honorable service to the State and Nation. He took part in numerous state and federal missions, most notably a year-long tour to Iraq in 2004, before retiring at the rank of first sergeant.

Tim loved being with and encouraging his grandchildren in sports and hunting and took every opportunity to cheer them on in their efforts in any activity.  Tim enjoyed hunting and golfing and in his retirement enjoyed working for Ryan Larson during the combining season as well as summer work for the Lyman County Highway Department.

Tim was preceded in death by his Grandparents Robert Sr. and Sylvia Long, Paul and Rosalyn Jordan; his parents, Robert Jr. and Gayle Jordan Long and siblings Kevin and Jody Long.

Tim is survived by his sweetheart Pam, sons Derek Long & fiancee’ Barb Blasius, Chamberlain, SD; Chris and Naomi Long, Sturgis, SD; grandchildren Avany, Quinn, Leigha, Addison, Avreigh, and Tucker Long; siblings Cary, Rob, Melanie, Becky (Rick) Eischeid, Kelly, Brian (Catie), and Todd; sister-in-law Susan Long and numerous nieces and nephews.

The community and friends are welcome to join the family for the Graveside Memorial Service at Kennebec Cemetery on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service at St. Michael’s Catholic Hall in Kennebec.  Join us as we celebrate the life and times of Tim Long.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.