Kristen Kae Walz-Brink

September 1, 1968 ~ March 14, 2014


Kristen (Krissy) Kae Walz-Brink, 45, Parkston, SD, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, in Sioux Falls, with her husband, Tony, by her side.

A Memorial service will be 10:00AM, Friday, March 21, 2014, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Dimock, SD, with Fr. Christensen officiating. A visitation and fellowship will take place at the Parish Hall (across the street) on Thursday evening, March 20, from 7–10 PM.

Kristen Kae Walz was born September 1, 1968, to Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz, in Aberdeen, SD and was raised and educated in Dimock. Krissy was married to the love of her life, Tony Brink, on August 26, 2006. The couple resided in Parkston.

Krissy had a servant’s heart and worked throughout her professional life in the medical field helping others. She worked feverishly every year, to bring awareness and raise funds for any cause that she was passionate about. She also had a large love for all animals; especially her dogs. Her “fur” babies, Alexa, Maali, Bogie and Sasha had her heart. She also loved to work with horses in her early teens. Krissy’s dream was to someday have a few of her own. Krissy was a gifted poet and had a deep passion for gardening and landscaping. You can see the beauty she created whenever you drove past her home.

Krissy is survived by her husband, Tony; one sister, Patrese (Ryan) Waterfall, Milbank, SD, one brother, Patrick (Kristy) Walz, Holmen, WI; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Krissy was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Joyce (Ritter) Walz.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the ASPCA in Krissy’s name.

The family would like to thank everyone that helped Krissy through her many health struggles over the years. “No words can express how grateful we are to the health services, Avera McKennan and the Dougherty House that showed so much love and compassion to Krissy and all of her family in her last days.”

Allan Gene Doering

October 16, 1959 ~ February 24, 2014

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Allan Gene Doering, 54, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Visitation will begin at 1PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Memorial Services at 2PM. Pastor Marlin Haugrud will officiate.

Allan Gene Doering was born October 16, 1959, in Sioux Falls, to A.G. and Danielle (Ogdie) Doering. He attended school at the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School for several years and graduated from Washington High School in 1978. Allan then attended and graduated from USD-Springfield with Associate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Allan taught school in Brookings before he moved to Minneapolis where he taught at Brown Institute. He worked as an engineering consultant for Manley Group for several years before his illness forced him into early retirement.

Allan, despite his physical challenges, was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to go hunting, fishing, camping, and kayaking with his best friends, Stuart and Patrick. He also loved to travel. His family will always remember the ways he would give back to them by looking out for their best interests.

Allan is survived by his mother and step-father, Danielle and Roy Ehlen, Sioux Falls; two sisters, Laurie Nelson, Brandon, and Linda (Kevin) Fountain, Colton; one brother, Royce Ehlen, Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Ashlie (Ryan) Wingate, Brandon, Blake Nelson, Valley Springs, Casey Nelson, Brandon, Jamie (Matthew) Jones, Sioux Falls, and Talon Sauers, Sioux Falls; two great nephews, Keegan and Koen Wingate, Brandon; and his two best buddies, Stuart Walker and Patrick Donelan.

Allan is preceded in death by his father, A.G. Doering, and one sister, Marie Ehlen.

Priscilla Ann Waterman

January 3, 1968 ~ January 29, 2014

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Priscilla Ann Waterman, 46, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at her home.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11:30am, at Celebrate Community Church, Sycamore Ave. location, in Sioux Falls. Pastor Blaze Johnson will be officiating.

Priscilla Ann Waterman was born in Altoona, PA. She moved to South Dakota where she graduated from high school in Lennox, SD.

Ann, as known by her friends, was always a hard working person who took notice of her customers while on the job. She got to know her customers by name and treated them special. Ann had a heart of gold. She loved her family and took special interest in her three children and her granddaughter, Evelynn.

Ann will be deeply missed by her three children, Christina Waterman, Minneapolis, MN, Steven Waterman, and Anthony Waterman, both of Sioux Falls; one granddaughter, Evelynn; her three siblings, Maggie (Kent) Franey, William Goldberg, Sioux Falls, and Wayne Colbert; and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the US.

Ann is preceded in death of her parents, Debra and Gilbert Dixon.

Jerry Gordon Cain

May 5, 1955 ~ January 31, 2014

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Jerry G. Cain, 58, Mitchell, SD, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will begin at 5:00PM, Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church, with family present from 6 until 7:30PM. Funeral services will begin at 10:30AM, Tuesday, February 4, also at Mitchell Wesleyan with Pastor Dennis Selfridge officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.

Jerry Gordon Cain was born in Mitchell, SD, May 5, 1955, to Millard and Goldien (Mueller) Cain; the 6th child and 3rd boy born into this family of 8. He attended school in Mitchell and in 1969 at the age of 14, he was stricken with a terrible case of rheumatic fever which landed him him in the hospital for 68 consecutive days. Not being able to return to school he worked odd jobs, until about 1973 when then City Street Superintendent, Marshall Adams offered him a part time job throwing cans on the garbage truck. This soon turned into a full time job, moving up the ladder until he became a heavy equipment operator with the city of Mitchell which lasted just short of 40 years. Jerry loved his work and was always available when needed. He never took a real vacation instead he saved all of his time for sickness if need be. A vacation to him was taking Thur. & Fri. off when a holiday week-end came. This usually gave him 5 days in a row off.

Jerry loved animals from the very early stages of his life. A picture in the back shows a toddler fondly holding a new born puppy. Marlene tells the story of how a stray dog came into the neighborhood lost and scared. And with a quiet gentle voice he called the dog over and began talking to him and making him feel safe. In a few minutes he had found the owner and so thrilled that the dog had found his master. In later years Jerry always had a dog, usually a Dalmatian. The last one was a dog that had been terribly abused by his previous owner. He coddled this dog back to a trusting pet. Jerry also loved to watch and feed the birds and squirrels. His family often commented that his back yard was the “Chef Louie’s” for the birds.

Jerry will be deeply missed by his four sisters, Jeanette Baas, Mitchell, Linda (Louis) Cooper, North Platte, NE, Laurel (Ed) Osborne, Sioux Falls, and Marlene Wright, Scottsdale, AZ; ten nieces and nephews, Kallan Paulson, Kyle Baas, Brenda Cain, Tonya Hantke, Karla Cooper, Roberta Steffens, Kevin Tietz, Kim Gartamaker, Lucas Wright, and Lance Wright; and 19 great-nephews and nieces.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Goldien; two brothers, Roger and David; and one sister, Glenda.

Roger Norman Etrheim

October 21, 1936 ~ January 15, 2014

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Roger Norman Etrheim, 77, Sioux Falls, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls after a short battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jasper, MN, with Pastor Obed Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be at the Jasper City Cemetery.

Roger Norman Etrheim was born October 21, 1936, to Sven and Randy (Gjerde) Etrheim in Tyler, MN. He was raised and educated in the local area and graduated from Jasper High School. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Rislov, in Jasper, MN. Roger and Jeanette were married for 56 years.

When they were first married, Roger was serving in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Paris, France. When his military service ended, the couple moved to Mankato, MN, where he attended college and worked at the local foundry to support his family. Following graduation, Roger worked a few odd jobs until he landed a corporate position with Texaco and moved to Iowa. After many years with Texaco, Roger moved on, and toward the end of his professional career took a position with, and eventually retired from, the Iowa Corn Board. Roger was instrumental in the marketing of ethanol use in gasoline.

Upon retirement, the couple moved to Bella Vista, AR, where they spent 17 years before returning to Sioux Falls in April 2013 to be closer to family. Their years in retirement were filled with golf, traveling, card clubs, church and any other opportunities to be social. Roger loved working at his church’s food-pantry and greeting all the children on Sunday mornings. Roger continued to volunteer his time throughout his retirement years. This included his time at the nursing home, where he would push a neighbor to the dining room for meals, even though he was in a wheelchair himself.

Roger is survived by two children, Brenda Etrheim, Des Moines, IA, and David (Dede) Etrheim, New Braunfels, TX, three grandchildren, Erick (Alissa) Etrheim, Kyle Etrheim, and Peter McDermott, and two brothers, Donald and Harold Etrheim, both of Jasper MN.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James Etrheim; his sister, Beverly Radi; and his beloved wife, Jeanette. May God bless his memory, which will continue to live on in all those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Christ the King Church Food Pantry in Rogers, AR.