Mabel “Sandy” Ann Friman

Friman_ovalApril 14, 1926 ~ June 30, 2015

Mabel “Sandy” Ann Friman, 89, Brandon, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 1-3pm, Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Interment will be 10:30am, Monday, July 6, at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Mabel Ann (Wiese) “Sandy” was born April 14, 1926, in Luverne, MN, to Richard and Anna (Moeller) Wiese. She grew up on a farm in Magnolia and then Woodstock, MN, as the youngest of sixteen children. After school she moved to Sioux Falls and worked there. Sandy married Robert Friman on February 29, 1948, in the Methodist Church, Sioux Falls. In June, 1949, the couple moved to Huron, where Bob was employed as a field representative for Standard Oil. In December 1950, they moved to Pierre where they became distributors of Standard Oil Products until they retired in 2000.

Bob and Sandy were blessed with two daughters Susan, in 1955 and Brenda in 1959. This made Sandy and Bob very happy. These two girls were the high light of their lives. Along with supporting Bob in his business, Sandy was very involved in raising her children, managing the household, spending time with her many friends and participating in Pierre area and church activities.

Sandy and Bob wintered in Arizona for 25 years, enjoying time golfing and socializing with friends.

Sandy will be deeply missed by her husband of 67 years, Robert; two daughters, Susan (Kevin) Winter, Sioux Falls and Brenda (Terry) Doran, Waukee, IA; four grandchildren, Robert, Kevin, Ashley and Rachel; and her very special friend and sister-in-law, Penny Wiese, Sioux Falls.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, and all fifteen of her siblings, Henry, Herb, Bill, Walt, Ferd, Dick, Gus, Agnes, Ella, Pat, Cecelia, Katherine, Alvina, Leona, and Hattie.

A memorial has been established in Sandy’s honor.

Alfred Belk

Belk_oval-1November 18, 1932 ~ March 22, 2015

Alfred Belk, 82, of Brandon, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A Memorial services will be at Faith Temple Church, 2121 W 33rd St. in Sioux Falls, on Friday July 3rd, at 10AM.

Alfred was born in Sterling, ND, on November 18, 1932, to Floydd and Esther (Baker) Belk. He attended Bismarck High School, worked as a surveyor in North Dakota, and subsequently served in the Naval Air Corps as an airplane mechanic and trainer during the Korean Conflict. Alfred married to Diane Petersen, of Washburn, ND, on July 1, 1955. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he graduated from Bismarck Junior College, with a degree in business administration and attended North Dakota State University. He was employed by Cenex Cooperatives in their marketing department, serving in North and South Dakota. In later years, he was a collections representative for Sears Payment Systems. He was very active in Boy Scouts as a Troup and District leader, a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Pierre, SD, an avid Ham Radio operator and hobbiest. He never lost his love of learning. Alfred was baptized February 6, 2005, at Faith Temple Church and remained faithful member for the rest of his life. Mostly, he was proud of his children and grandchildren.

Alfred is survived by five daughters, Fawn (Perry) Killion, Cindy Frederickson, Corine (James) Stach, Barbara (Scott Hartvigsen) Belk, and Lydia Freedon; eleven grandchildren, Heather Hedger, Sean, Nik, & Peter Killion, Matthew & Sarah Frederickson, Andy & Neil Stach, Elise Nitti, Tony Belk, Gabriel Hartvigson, and special granddaughter, Amber Flood; ten great-grandchildren, Meggin, Brigid, Calamina, Acacia, Willow, Amberlin, Simon, Brady, Liam, and Ariana; one brother, Bill Belk; two sisters, DeLoris Beyers and Darlene Hagerott; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents,one grand-daughter, Meggin Killion; three sisters, Althea Caroll, Marjorie France, and Ruth Kavonius; and son-in-law Kyle Frederickson.

Leonard Francis Underberg

Underberg, leonard_ovalNov 27, 1929 ~ June 24, 2015

Leonard Francis Underberg, 85, Sioux Falls, died in his home of natural causes on June 24, 2015.

Family Visitation will be 5-7pm Friday, June 26, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon.

Leonard was born Nov 27, 1929, to Henry (Hank) & Frances (Schulte) Underberg in Lyon Co, IA, and was raised and educated in East Sioux with his six siblings, Ed (Marie) Underberg, Darline (Melvin) Meinerts, Doris (Bob-deceased) Miller, Esther (Larry) Pierson, Ruth (Royal) Kramer & Bernie (Jerry) Waller.

Leonard and Mary Agnes Roemen were engaged on the Cherry Rock Park Bridge, married, and later moved to rural Larchwood, IA, to raise their children on a family farm. He and Mary enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and camping. They remained living in the Larchwood area where Leonard farmed, worked for Hall Equipment, Miller Loaders & Grand Labs. They later moved to Garretson, SD, before moving to Sioux Falls, SD, where Leonard still resided. For the past few years, Leonard spent his spare time making diamond willow walking sticks and other various wall hangings for his family.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Norb (Cyndi) Underberg, Sioux Falls, Myron (Joyce) Underberg, Fallon, MT, Carol (Marvin) Stoterau, Sioux Falls, Linda (Robert) Proffitt, Larchwood, IA, Mark (Donna) Underberg, Glendive, MT, Bruce (Jennifer) Underberg, Rock Valley, IA.; 13 grandchildren, Chris, Nick, Kenneth, Mike, Brian, Kevin, Robin, Brandy, Brittany, Logan, Danielle, and Kayla; 23 great grandchildren, Jonathon, Kaleb, Travis, Cloey, Nicole, Shaela, Lorli, Hayden, Justin, Bryce, Isaac, Jessica, Weston, Roth, Ryan, Braxton, Janessa, Jaley, Jace, Jaiden, Joselyn, Kyler, and Kohen; & many nieces & nephews.

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Agnes (Roemen) Underberg; his parents, Henry (Hank) & Frances Underberg; his wife’s parents, John & Nettie Roemen; and one grandson, T.J. Underberg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sanford Hospice in Leonard’s name.

Gary Lee Bowman

Gary BowmanOctober 26, 1950 ~ June 20, 2015

Gary Lee Bowman, 64, Hills, MN, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls following ongoing health issues.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home with Military Rites.

Gary Lee Bowman was born October 26, 1950, in Worthington, MN, to Elmer and Margaret (Janssen) Bowman. He grew up as one of four children in Slayton where he graduated from Slayton High School. On October 16, 1970, Gary married the girl he met at the Ottertail Lake over the summers, Debra Jacobs. He joined the Army and the headed off to El Paso, TX. He served six years for the Army and then another 19 years for the SD Air National Guard, and traveled to several different locations. After his stint in the Army, he returned to Minnesota to attend school for Lumber Yard Management. Gary worked for Scott’s Lumber, Hills Beaver Creek High School, and Campbell Supply for the next 35 years until his health forced him to semi retire.

Gary enjoyed fishing, old cars, woodworking, golf and the Minnesota Twins. His favorite day was chips and HOT salsa, peanuts, pretzels, brewed iced tea with lemon on the side, and his Twins. Gary’s favorite car was his Rambler but he enjoyed all cars and motorcycles and he was a member of the Siouxland Street Rodders Club. Gary and Deb were members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hills, MN, and Gary belonged to the Hill’s American Legion Post 399. Gary will forever be remembered for his sense of humor and being a jokester. He loved his family and would do anything for them. Gary loved to spend any time he could with his grandchildren and loved to watch them participate in their activities. He loved to embarrass his kids too, even when they didn’t think it was funny. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was one of the “friendly faces in the Red Shirts.”

Gary is survived by his wife, Deb; three children, Christopher Bowman, Sioux Falls, Rebecca (Troy) Woehl, Aberdeen, and James (Nicole) Bowman, Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, Emma, Morgan, Kallie, Andrew, Allison, Addison, and Brayden; his mother, Margaret Bowman, Fergus Falls, MN; and three siblings, Gayle (Steve) Fitz, Fergus Falls, Sue (Bob) Harris, Mason City, IA, and Rande (Linda) Bowman, North Mankato, MN.

Gary was preceded in death by his father.

Myrna Ardis (Olson) Anderson

Anderson, myrna ovalJuly 15, 1935 ~ June 20, 2015

Myrna A. (Olson) Anderson, 79, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Bethany Home, Brandon.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church, Brandon, SD, with a short service at 6:30pm. A Celebration of Life for Myrna will be 11:00am, Tuesday, June 23, also at the Spirit of Truth Church, 112 E. Annabelle St., Brandon . Inurnment will be at Beaver Valley Lutheran Cemetery.

Myrna A. Olson was born July 15, 1935, in Dubuque, IA, to Ernest and Ardis (Thompson) Olson. At the age of ten, her family moved to Omaha where she finished high school. She then attended the University of Nebraska until she married her husband of 59 years, Dr. Courtney W. Anderson. The couple moved to Chicago where Courtney was attending medical school at Northwestern. Upon his completion, the family moved back to SD to live. Myrna became active in 7th District and the South Dakota Medical Alliance. Myrna was active in the Republican Party and managed successful State House campaigns for her mother-in-law. Myrna was co-owner and manager of five book stores over the course of 20 years. In 1975, Courtney began a full-time military career and the couple moved their family to Washington, D.C. Myrna was a very supportive wife and mother at each base they were stationed. In 1981, they returned to South Dakota where Myrna obtained a Real Estate Sales/Broker’s license and began to manage the family’s residential and commercial holdings.

Over the span of her career, Myrna was an active board member of the SD Make A Wish Foundation, the Sioux Falls Salvation Army, and the Great Plains Zoo and Natural History Museum. Throughout her life, Myrna wrote and illustrated a number of brochures for her husband’s medical practice and assisted in the publication of The Bethany Cookbook.

Over the last twenty-five years, Myrna and Courtney divided their time between Arizona and South Dakota. In each location, Myrna’s enthusiasm for her faith and the Word of God kept her actively involved in personal, family, and community bible studies.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Courtney W. Anderson, MD; four children, Alison (Scott) Ecklund, Brandon, Ardie (Steven) Halvorsen, Aberdeen, Clay (Andi) Anderson, Sioux Falls, and Courtney E. (Kathy) Anderson, Sioux Falls; eleven grandchildren, Ashleigh (Jeremy) Roemen, Erika (Mike) Boen, Scott A. Ecklund, Court Ecklund, Brittany (Joey) Latsha, Brooke (Kyle) Cosand, Alex Anderson, Kate Anderson, Anna Anderson, Tommy Anderson, and Court Anderson; eight great-grandchildren, Ridley, Quinn, Brekken, Seyler, Della, baby Boen, Easton, and Callie; one sister, Karen (Tom) Gensler, Omaha, NE; seven nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members..

Myrna was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Salvation Army in Myrna’s name.