E. David Frost

April 22, 1945 ~ December 21, 2014
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David Frost, 69, Trent, SD, lost his battle with cancer on December 21, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A memorial AA meeting will be held January 20, 2015, in Arizona. His ashes will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.

E. David Frost was born April 22, 1945, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Earnest and Lorraine (Stageberg) Frost. He was a firefighter in Sioux Falls until 1977, when he moved his family to Arizona. Dave enjoyed motorcycles, computers and photography. He was active in AA for more than 30 years in both AZ and SD.

He is survived by his 4 children, 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 9 nieces/nephews.

His family thanks everyone for their love and support.

Jay Andrew Johnson

February 3, 1972 ~ January 13, 2015
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Jay A. Johnson, 42, Brandon, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from a sudden health issue.
Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, January 17, also at Heartland Funeral Home with Lee Green officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery.

Jay Andrew Johnson was born February 3, 1972, to K. Joe and Marion (Baldwin) Johnson. He was raised and attended school in Brandon. Jay worked with his father in the family business at Rainbow Sports Cards. His other interest was buying and fixing up houses. He was self-taught in construction and he wasn’t afraid to attempt anything. This also was a business he and the love of his life, Jessica could do together. They were married on July 13, 1990 in Sioux Falls and were inseparable. Their life revolved around their three children, Typhinie, Courtland, and Mikayla. More recently, his grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby, dominated “Papa’s” love, time and attention.

Jay liked to keep life simple; work, family, and friends. Whether it was just hanging out at home, fishing at the river, and camping at Lake Thompson, Jay just enjoyed being with his family or friends.

Jay will be deeply missed by his wife, Jessica; three children, Typhinie (Tommy) Carland, Sioux Falls, Courtland Johnson and Mikayla Johnson, of Brandon; his mother, Marion Johnson, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby; three siblings, Mike (Debbie) Johnson, Sioux Falls, Adam (Carol) Johnson, Brandon, and Jody (Bill) Sundvold, Garretson, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

Jay is preceded in death by his father, K. Joe Johnson and one brother, Joseph Johnson.

Judy Ellen Talsma

June 18, 1943 ~ January 5, 2015
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Judy E. Talsma, 71, Sioux Falls, died Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Sanford Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will be held at 11am, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at The Point is to Serve Church at 506 N. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, with Pastor Allen Kjesbo officiating.

Judy Ellen Alexander was born June 18, 1943, to Buster and Lola (Zugschwerdt) Alexander. She was raised and attended school in Elrod SD and finished at Clark SD. Judy was married and had four children. Judy settled in the Watertown/Clark area where she lived and worked for many years. Judy moved to Sioux Falls in the late 80’s.

Judy always worked hard and provided for her family. Judy took pride in having a very high standard in her work ethic. Judy’s example lives on her in children’s values. Judy liked a challenge. She was willing learn different things no matter if it was for fun or out of necessity from crafts to auto mechanic.

Judy will be deeply missed by her four children, Brian (Yoka) Talsma, Springfield, SD, Jason (Tracy)Talsma, Rising Sun, MD, Tracy Talsma, Sioux Falls, SD, and Shannon (Kim) Talsma, New Windsor, New York; nine grandchildren, Trina, Joshua, Jacob, Cody, Dallas, Tristan, Meghan, Aidan, and Randi; and many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Lola Alexander and Judy’s sister, Jeanice Rassmusson.

Marion I. Johnson

May 28, 1920 ~ December 23, 2014
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Marion I. Johnson, 94, Brandon, died suddenly on December 23, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Marion Jungk was born in Dubuque, IA, on May 28, 1920, to Heinrich George Martin and Gertrude May (Brown) Jungk (aka Young). Marion received her early education in Iowa, and later graduated from Washington High School (in Sioux Fall, SD) in 1938. Then, with her family, they moved to Milwaukee, WI where she attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; there she pledged Delta Delta Delta. After her studies, she worked at the Milwaukee Public Library.

In 1943, she returned to Sioux Falls, SD, with her family and was employed as a librarian at the Carnegie Public Library. While working, she met her husband, Leland W. Johnson; they were united in marriage on December 28, 1946, at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

Marion’s passions in life included genealogy, where her four decades of research provided significant contributions to a multitude of extended family members and other genealogists. An avid reader, Marion enjoyed mostly nonfiction works. Marion loved to sew and made many cherished heirlooms for her loved ones to enjoy. Nothing made Marion happier then learning about her family’s activities, achievements, and accomplishments. Marion was blessed with a rich and robust sense of humor, a light heart, and laughed with ease. Marion enjoyed living in her home with a sharp mind and spirit until the end.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gregory Mark Johnson, (Sioux Falls, SD) and Gary Mathew (Marlene) Johnson, (Scottsdale, AZ); five grandchildren, Joy M. Johnson (St. Paul, MN) Mark C. (Margaret) Johnson (Sioux Falls, SD), Chantelle E. Johnson (Scottsdale, AZ), Catrina L. Johnson (Viborg, SD), and Courtney C. (Forrest M.) Ramser (Scottsdale, AZ); five great grandchildren, Forrest and Victoria (both of Scottsdale, AZ), Claire (Sioux Falls, SD), Hudson and Brody (both of Viborg, SD); all of whom she loved dearly. Our mother/grandmother is very much missed.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and younger brothers, David John Young, John Martin Young, and Joseph Henry Young.

A Private burial service was held on December 27, 2014, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD with pastor Jerry Merkouris officiating.

Terry Henry Metzger

Metzger, terryovalTerry H. Metzger, 47, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, at his home following health complications.

Memorial services will begin at 7pm, Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 4pm and family present at 5:30pm.

Terry Henry Metzger was born June 14, 1967, in Sioux Falls, to Bill and Marlene Metzger. He grew up with his two brothers on the east side of Sioux Falls and attended Brandon Valley Schools. When Terry was finished with school, he began working a variety of jobs in and around the area as a mechanic and a handyman. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix or figure out. Terry was also a very active member of the Splitrock Fire Dept. for several years as well as belonged to the local Civil Air Patrol. Terry also loved to ride his Harley and hang out with his bike club family/friends.

Terry will be deeply missed by his son, Tony (Brandi) Sutter, Harrisburg; mother, Marlene Metzger, Sioux Falls; two brothers, Jeff (Kristi) Metzger, Sioux Falls and Jim (Wendy) Metzger, Brandon; and five nieces, Tiffany, Kaycee, Kenzie, Angel, and Amanda.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, William H. Metzger.

A memorial has been established in Terry’s honor.