Candy Lynn Warwick

January 5, 1952 ~ July 1, 2014

Candy Warwick copyCandy L. Warwick, 62, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at home from natural causes.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 1:00 pm, at Heartland Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Green officiating.

Candy Lynn Ganser was born January 5, 1952, in North Platte, NE, to Charles and Donna (Everett) Ganser. She moved to Sioux Falls with her family at a young age and attended school in Sioux Falls. Candy married Richard Warwick, (the love of her life), on June 16, 1972 and together they raised three beautiful daughters. Candy’s first place of employment was at the little grocery store named Omar’s Market at the corner of north Main and Russel. She also operated her own daycare for several years. Candy was a long time employee of JW Window Components, Raven Industries and at her last place of employment, the Glory House.

Candy had many hobbies including baking and cooking, listening to good music, traveling, and shopping. She also really enjoyed camping and pheasant hunting but most of all, she really loved her family. Candy lived her life on her terms and her family can attest that at one time or another in their lives, she was their strength and she will be greatly missed.

Candy is survived by her husband, Dick; daughters, Crystal Kuhnert, Sioux Falls, Jenny Warwick, Sioux Falls, and Shannon Warwick, Dell Rapids; and one son , Steven Kuhnert, Sioux Falls; 11 grandchildren, Abby, Stevie, Hailey, Hannah, Khol, Dylan, Taryn, Elizabeth, Scott Shane, Shaun; three sister, Penny (Rhett) Anderberg, Rowena, Pam Ganser, Sioux Falls, Patrice Ganser, Sioux Falls; two brothers, Kevin (Sherry) Ganser, Lomita, CA, Scott (Angela) Ganser, Milwaukee, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

Candy was preceded in death by her parents, two older brothers, Charles and Thomas, and a grandson, Travis Ness and one very special friend Jason K. Farley.

Gregory Kent Petersen

December 8, 1959 ~ July 1, 2014

Greg Petersen copyGregory K. Petersen, 54 Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Private family services have been handled.

Gregory Kent Petersen was born December 8, 1959, in Worthington, MN to Jack and Marilyn (Blixt) Petersen. The family moved to California in 1960 where Greg grew up, attend school, worked as a painter and landscape designer, and resided until 1998, when he moved back to Sioux Falls.

Greg is survived by his two sons, Colby (Samantha) Petersen, and Josh (Lisa) Petersen, and one granddaughter, Jules, all of California; two sisters, Jana (Chuck) Anderson, and Sharla (Dave) Johnson, both of Brandon; and two brothers, Mike (Joan) Petersen, Gresham, OR, and Ryan Petersen of Sioux Falls; and 10 nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews.

Ardis Ann Lauck

March 15, 1940 ~ July 3, 2014

MISC 002 copyArdis A. Lauck, 74, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Sanford Centennial Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 12:30pm, Monday, July 7, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home in Brandon, with visitation beginning at 11:30am. Pastor Lee Green will be officiating. Interment will follow at River View Cemetery, Rock Rapids, IA.

Ardis Ann Hollander was born March 15, 1940, to Pete and Amanda (Jansen) Hollander in Rock Rapids, IA, as one of five children. The family lived in Edna, IA, Kanaranzi, MN, and then Magnolia, MN where Ardis graduated. Shortly after her graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Milton Lauck, on November 1, 1958, at the Stateline Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. The couple lived in a few different towns before moving to the Twin Cities for many years until they retired in 1998. While there, Ardis worked for Dayton’s for various departments in retail sales. The couple bought a motorhome and moved to the Phoenix, AZ, area. They spent many years traveling the Southwest region. Ardis loved to site see and loved the mountains so this way of life really suited her. It also afforded her the opportunity to travel to see her family and spoil her nieces and nephews whom she adored. Ardis spent her spare time crocheting many different items. More recently, Ardis and Milton returned to Sioux Falls to be closer to her family while she dealt with some health issues.

Ardis will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, Milton; four siblings, Dennis Hollander, Colton, Jerry (Julie) Hollander, Eugene, OR, Lee (Judy) Hollander, Omaha, NE, and Lola (Don) Wulf, Sioux City, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

Ardis was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Amanda (Jansen) Hollander.

David Lee Helm

June 13, 1950 ~ June 28, 2014

Helm_04-02-2010_21-27-13 copyDavid (Dave) Lee Helm, 64, Brandon, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls after a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be 4:30 to 7pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, July 2, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Fr. Terry Weber officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

Dave Helm was born June 13, 1950 in Sioux Falls, to Clarence and Vicki (Shodak) Helm. He attended Eugene Field Elementary, Whittier Jr. High and Washington High School. Dave held many different occupations including a mechanic, a police officer, owner of H/H garbage service in Brandon, and as an over-the-road truck driver. Most recently, Dave drove for Sara Lee.

In early years, Dave spent a lot of time deer and pheasant hunting with his family. Dave also was a huge race fan and Huset’s Speedway was a big part of his spare time. He co-owned a car with Kelly Egan and worked on several cars. He boxed as a kid and continued to enjoy watching the sport throughout his life. Dave will forever be known for his storytelling and joking with people.

Dave will be deeply missed by his wife, Helen; seven children, Tim (Naja) Lemke, Sioux Falls, Christina (Bruce Crawford) McGregor, Sioux Falls, Jon (Kim) Helm, Sioux Falls, Steven Helm, Sioux Falls, Clarence (Jessica) Helm, South Bend, IN, Nathan Helm, Brandon, and Patrick (Shannon) Helm, Brandon; twelve grandchildren, Katie, Jordan P, Samantha, Makenzie, Dylan, Jordan C, Carys, Ayda, Mila, Mia, Shaylee and Zane; two great-grandchildren, Taylor, Amelia, and soon to be Baby Boy Page; two brothers, Darrell (Linda) Helm, and Dan (Joyce) Helm, both of Sioux Falls; and one sister, Jeri (Tike) Robinson, Sioux Falls, many nieces and nephews and Dave’s best little buddies, “Beans & Pooh”.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and one son, David (Dave) Joseph Helm.

Richard Lee Howard

March 24, 1964 ~ June 23, 2014

howard0001Richard L. Howard, 50, Sioux Falls, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 30, at the Celebration UMC in Brandon, with Pastor Joel Higgins officiating.

Richard Lee Howard was born March 24, 1964, in Sioux Falls to Stephen and Ruth (Reiners) Howard. Richard grew up on a farm near Corona, where he enjoyed doing field work when he cdrive the big tractors. Richard attended school in Milbank and graduated in 1982. After graduation, Richard served in the Army where he was a tank operator. He was stationed in Germany and along the Czechoslovakia border.

When he returned home, he attended a technical school and worked as a machinist in Minneapolis. Richard operated a computerized plasma cutter making metal machine parts. He also worked as a mechanic for go-karts and bumper cars. Richard’s only son, Dana, was born while he lived and worked in Minneapolis.

Richard purchased a semi and tanker and became an owner/operator, hauling edible oils coast to coast. In 1996, Richard returned to South Dakota to work as a truck driver. He drove an auto transport, hauling cars from the auction on the east coast to Sioux Falls. Richard also had experience driving heavy equipment and dump trucks.

Richard was proud to be a member of the El Riad Shrine in Sioux Falls. He was active in many different units including sprint cars and the Highlander Pipe Band. He was a member of the director staff and volunteered at the Shrine Circus. Richard also volunteered his time to transport kids to Minneapolis to the Shriner’s hospital.

Richard was a very good marksman and enjoyed target practice. Once while squirrel hunting he was shot by his own dog. He sat his gun down against the fence without the safety on and the dog knocked the gun over and went off, winging him on the left side. After that incident Richard left the dog home when he went hunting.

Richard will be missed by his family and friends. Interment will be in the Milbank Cemetery at a later date.
Richard L. Howard is survived by his son, Dana (Katie) Howard, Tacoma, WA; granddaughter, Aubrianna; mother, Ruth Howard, Brandon; two brothers; Travis, Brandon, and Douglas, Ross ND; two sisters; Teresa Groth, and Amy (Stephen) Byers, Sioux Falls and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Stephen L; a sister, Kathy Jo; his grandparents, Stephen H. & Helen Jean Howard and Henry & Elizabeth Reiners; a brother-in-law, Robert Groth III, and a niece, Monica Howard.