February 14, 1938 ~ December 5, 2013
Vergene R. Clark, 75, of Brandon, died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home from 1:00pm to 7:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm; family present at 6:00. Funeral services will begin at 1:00pm, Thursday, December 12, at Celebration United Methodist Church, Brandon, with Pastor Rebecca Trefz officiating.
Vergene Rae Bullis was born February 14, 1938, to Reuben and Verda (Smith) Bullis, in Brookings, SD. She attended country school in Moody Co. and graduated from Flandreau High School. On April 12, 1958, Vergene married Glen Clark in Flandreau. The couple farmed in Moody Co. until 1972 when they moved to Brookings Co. to farm there. Vergene raised their family and worked full time for twenty years at SDSU; mostly in the Ag. Dept. Vergene and Glen retired from the farm after 32 years and moved to Brandon in 2004.
Vergene was a very active member in her church, Celebration United Methodist and previously, White UMC. She participated in the Meals on Wheels program, Bible Studies and programs at Bethany Meadows. She was very fond of covered bridges, flowers, gardening, bird watching, and puzzles. Vergene and Glen loved to dance; (mostly waltz and polka or square dance) and play Pinochle and Rummy. Glen claims he had to learn to play cards just to marry her. Vergene also loved to play cards with her grandsons. Some of their favorite memories include Vergene’s great cooking, her sugar cookies, and her homemade buns and breads.
Vergene will be deeply missed by her husband, Glen; a son, David, Brookings, and a daughter, Diane (Doug) Clark, Chanhassen, MN; three grandsons, Jacob, Justin and Joshua; three step-brothers, Merle Lamp, Sherman, Roger (Bev) Lamp, Sioux Falls, and Larry (Mary) Lamp, Hartford; five sister-in-laws, Betty Bullis, Flandreau, Mary Lou Kern, Sioux Falls, Irene (Lawrence) Barthel, Kalispell, MT, Betty Lamp, Burke, and Edith Lamp, Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Vergene was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Verda (Smith) Bullis and step-mother Winnie Bullis; one son, Paul; a brother, Warren Bullis; and four step-brothers.
January 6, 1931 ~ November 25, 2013
Virginia F. Larson, 82, Sioux Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, November 25, 2013, at the Sanford Medical Center, in Sioux Falls.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Sioux Falls First Assembly of God.
Virginia Florence Lindberg was born January 6, 1931, in Estherville, Iowa and was raised in Minnesota. She attended high school in North St. Paul through 11th grade. After high school, she worked for North West Bell for 5 years as a switchboard operator. Later, Virginia was involved in God’s Invasion Army on the west coast for 1 year. She married Stanley Anderson on February 14, 1957, at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Paul. They settled onto a farm near Montrose, SD and raised their family. Virginia loved to garden and loved music. She even played an accordion. She was a member of Ramsey Baptist Church and active in the ladies circle and choir. They retired and moved to Madison in 1984. Virginia married Darrell Larson on November 24, 1992. In July of 2011, Virginia moved to Sioux Falls to Prairie Crossing. She was also active at the First Assembly of God Church in Sioux Falls. Even after moving into Assisted Living, the highlight of her week was attending bible study & church on Sunday. Virginia especially enjoyed spending time with family. Occasions spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren created memories that she was very fond of.
Virginia will be deeply missed by her four children: Duane (Janet) Anderson, Sioux Falls, Gabriel Anderson, Sioux Falls, Rebecca Liesinger, Madison, and Kathy Anderson, Madison; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by twin sons: John and Carl, and one daughter: Nancy, and one daughter-in-law: Dawn Anderson.
July 1, 1926 ~ November 8, 2013
Pepper Jensen, 87, Sioux Falls, died Friday, November 08, 2013, with her family at her side, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. “She was with us when we came into this world and we were with her when she quietly left this world.”
Per Peppers wishes, there will be no services at this time.
Pepper married Buck Jensen 9/21/1946 and together they ran a group of restaurants, most notable Anderson Café.
Left to cherish her memories is her children: Pamela Herr-Johnson, Randy & Lisa Jensen; her grandchildren: Ryan Herr, Lacey Jensen, Tess Jensen; one sister: Phyllis; nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
Pepper was preceded in death by her husband, Buck; her parents: Pete and Myrtle Paulson; three siblings: Wally, LaVone and Norma; and son-in-law, John Johnson.
Buck and Pepper are together again.
September 13, 1927 ~ October 30, 2013
Dorothy Elizabeth (Heeti) Pocius, 86, of Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Dorothy Elizabeth Heeti was born on September 13, 1927 in Kiva, Michigan.
She is survived by her children, Douglas (Connie) Pocius of Fox Lake, Wisconsin; and Sandra (Charles) Lopas of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; her grandchildren, Tracy (Chris) Rossing and Jason Lopas of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Steven (Tammy) Pocius of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Val Pocius of Suamico, Wisconsin and Anthony Pocius of Fox Lake, Wisconsin; one Sister-in-Law, Louise Heeti of Chatham, Michigan; and by many great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Pocius; her parents, Frank and Anna Heeti; and brothers, Richard and William Heeti.
A private family memorial is planned for a later date.
September 3, 1959 ~ October 26, 2013
Michael T. Cohoon, 54, Brandon, died Saturday, October 26, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near St. Joseph, Missouri.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home with Full Military Honors. Lee Green will officiate.
Michael Thomas Cohoon was born September 3, 1959, in San Antonio, TX, to Robert and Sherrille (Schaller) Cohoon. Michael lived in various places due to his parents’ military background. At other times, Michael lived with his grandparents in Bloomfield, NE. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and eventually Michael joined the US Army as a Military Police Officer. Prior to traveling the world, Michael had a son, Tony. Michael eventually met and married Karen Johnson through the military. They resided in Huntsville, amongst other places, before they both discharged. Karen relocated to Michigan with their kids, Amy and Cory. Soon after, Michael began driving over the road as a truck driver and met up again with them. They then returned to Bloomfield for a few years and then on to South Dakota. Michael was an Owner/Operator for Olander Trucking Company.
Michael loved his family deeply. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren, gaming on the computer, watching Nascar racing, drawing, or cooking and drinking coffee. In early years, Michael loved to bowl also.
Michael will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen; three children, Tony (Angie) Cohoon, Gretinger, IA, Amy (Josh) Fales, Brandon, and Cory Cohoon of Brandon; two grandchildren, Audrianna and Jayden; his father, Robert Cohoon, Oklahoma City, OK; and two brothers, Scott (Robin) Cohoon and Patrick (Karron) Cohoon, both of Sioux Falls; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother, and one sister, Sherry.