Jonathan Paul Sandholm

Sandholm, Jon_ovalDecember 22, 1976 ~ May 21, 2015

Jon P. Sandholm, 38, Brandon, died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will begin Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present 5-7pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:30am, Wednesday, May 27, at Faith United Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at Swedona Covenant Church Cemetery, Brandon.

Jonathan Paul Sandholm was born December 22, 1976, in Sioux City, IA to Eldine and Marsha (Nelsen) Sandholm as the third of four children. Shortly after, the family moved to Hartford, SD where he was raised and graduated from West Central High School in 1996. Jon went on to attend and play football for the University of Sioux Falls. Jon began a career as a Pharmacy Supervisor at Cigna Tel-Drug shortly after high school that lasted for 17 years. He recently switched careers and worked as a dispatch supervisor with UPS in Sioux Falls. Jon married Angela Swenson August 16th, 2008 in Brandon where the couple settled to raise their two children, Isaac and Lilly.

Jon had a huge heart and was a sentimental teddy bear who loved people and animals of all types. Growing up, he enjoyed the companionship of many pets and continued to share his love to this day with Goliath and Jasper, his two Labs, along with Rosie and Charlie, his two cats. Softball and football were two of his favorite pastimes. Jon was a huge fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He also was an amazing cook and grill master, as long as it didn’t include vegetables, which he despised. Most of all, Jon’s pride and joy was his family. He dearly loved his children and his wife and never stopped teasing his siblings or protecting his little sister. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jon is survived by his wife, Angela and children, Isaac and Lilly; his parents, Eldine and Marsha (Nelsen) Sandholm of Hartford; three siblings, Justin Sandholm of Tampa, FL, Joshua (Stacy) Sandholm of Hartford and Jessica (Tom) Torkelson of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Carroll and Eloise Nelsen of Sioux Falls; parent-in-laws, Lonnie Banghart and Sharon Swenson of Corson; sister-in-law, Jennifer (Mark) Ackerman of Valley Springs; Grandma-in Law, Betty Banghart of Valley Springs; nieces and nephews, Carter, Creighton, Mara, Nora, Casey, Kayleah, Hailey, Brooklyn and Baby T due in June; and one great niece, Hayden.

Jon was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Franklyn and Jean Sandholm; an uncle, Bruce Nelsen and Great-Grandma In-Law Hazel Swenson.

In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me account has been established to assist the Sandholm family. http://www.gofundme.com/vcf3dc

Donald Paul Butzke

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August 7, 1945 ~ May 21, 2015

Donald P. Butzke, 69, Sioux Falls, formerly of Brandon and Sioux City, IA, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Private family services are planned.

Donald Paul Butzke was born August 7, 1945, in Akron, IA, to Walter and Irene (Keogh) Butzke. He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City East High School. Don met Virginia Sharum in high school and the couple were married in 1966. The couple was blessed with two sons, Jeff and Mark. Don went on to serve in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. Upon completion of his duty, he returned to Sioux City and began working for IBP and Tyson Foods as a meatpacker for over 30 years.

Don and Virginia loved to travel to different casinos and visited many in the local area as well as Las Vegas. Don’s life-long love of 39 years, Virginia, died in 2005, which devastated him. Due to declining health issues, Don spent most of his time lately in the Sioux Falls and Brandon area in VA care facilities.

Don is survived by his two sons, Jeffery (Aura Lea) Butzke, Moville, IA, and Mark (Melanie Hill) Butzke, Sioux City, IA; and three grandchildren, Austin, Prestin and Chase.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, parents Walter and Irene, and one brother, Garold Butzke.

Marian Lucille Swenson

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January 25, 1937 ~ May 20, 2015

Marian L. Swenson, 78, Brandon, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her home after a long illness.
Memorial services will be held 10:30AM, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon, SD. Visitation will be 2 hours prior at Risen Savior.
Marian Lucille Bauer was born January 25, 1937, to Lambert and Mary (Fink) Bauer and grew up on a farm near Britton, SD, with seven other brothers and sisters. She was united in marriage on October 11, 1956, to Zane Swenson Sr. in Lawton, OK. Marian was a wonderful mother and wife. She was always happy, even though the past twenty-eight years she had many health problems. She loved her family, grandkids and great-grandkids. Holidays at her house were amazing; everyone had so much fun. Marian loved rummage sales, and selling the treasures on Ebay. But her biggest hobby was collecting cookie jars. When the couple retired, Marian had over 900 cookie jars with lots of other collectibles. She was appreciative of the Brandon Community voting her and Zane Sr. as the first Brandon Couple of the Year in 2000. She loved the fact that former governor Bill Janklow presented her and Zane Sr. with the award, gave her a kiss, and shared his ‘50’s collection of music. She loved feeding her birds and bird watching. In her later years, she enjoyed watching Pawn Stars and American Pickers on TV. She enjoyed riding in a golf cart and watching her son and grandchildren play golf. She also had a deep love for animals including her dogs, Brutus and Rascal. Marian was so loved by her family. Her memory will never die and she will be in our hearts forever.
Marian is survived by her husband of 58 years, Zane Swenson Sr.; three children, Theresa (Doug) Otten, Valley Springs, Jeff Swenson, Valley Springs, and Zane Jr. (Jennifer) Swenson, Brandon; eight grandchildren; Jeremy (Michele) Scadden, Valley Springs, Nicole (Eric) Swanson, Valley Springs, Shane (Brianna) Scadden, Valley Springs, Jeffrey Swenson, Jonathan Swenson, Zane W. Swenson, Austin Swenson, and Katie Swenson; five great-grandchildren, Shyanne Johnson, Savannah Swanson, Chloe Scadden, Jonathan D. Swenson, and Layton Swenson; three siblings, Lambert Bauer, Webster, Sally Osiecki, Hartford, and Barb Vander Poel, Luverne, MN.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Lambert and Mary (Fink) Bauer; brothers, Edward Bauer and Vernon Bauer; and sisters, Betty Cunningham and Bernie Sterud.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Humane Society.

William “Bill” Douglas Jr.

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October 29, 1954 ~ May 14, 2015

William “Bill” Douglas Jr, 60, Brandon, was welcomed at Heaven’s doors Thursday, May 14, 2015, from his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services will begin 6:00pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 4:30pm.

Bill Douglas Jr. was born October 29, 1954, to William Douglas Sr. and Dorothy (Mcghee) Douglas in Detroit, MI. He spent his childhood in Detroit, MI, Hot Springs, AR, and Florida. As an adult, Bill worked in almost every state in the union. He enjoyed his travels and had a great appreciation for all areas of the US. Bill was blessed with five children; David, Shaun, Amber, Brian, and Aaron. He spent thirty-five years as a Journeyman electrician, specializing in high voltage work. This career offered him the opportunity of owning his own business four separate times. He was well respected and dearly loved by everyone who knew him.

Bill married Anne (Baum) Cutshaw on July 11, 2009, which he referred to as “the happiest day of my life!” This partnership was blessed with business opportunities and projects that they enjoyed working on together.

Bill will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Anne; four children, David Douglas, Littleton, CO, Brian Douglas, Scranton, PA, Amber Douglas, Hot Springs, AR, and Aaron Douglas, AR; his grandchildren, Bella Douglas, daughter of Amber, Gabriel Douglas, son of Shaun, Cross, Kaylix and Demitrius Douglas, sons of Brian; bonus children Travis, Craig, and Luke Cutshaw.

Awaiting at the doors of Heaven are his parents, William Sr. and Dorothy; one son, Shaun; and two siblings, MaryAnn Douglas and Dewayne Douglas and many friends.

Robert Joseph Peterka

Peterka, Bob_ovalOctober 24, 1932 ~ April 24, 2015

Robert Joseph Peterka, 82, Sioux Falls, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Covington Heights Golden Living Center, in Sioux Falls.

Celebration of Bob’s life will begin at 12:00 Noon, Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Community Reformed Church of Sioux Falls. Visitation will begin one hour prior. Full Military Rites will follow.

Robert Joseph Peterka was born October 24, 1932, in Utica, SD, to Sylvin and Ella (Bierle) Peterka. He was raised and educated in the Yankton area. Upon graduation from Yankton High School, Bob farmed a couple of years before he joined the Army, serving about two years. When he did return, Bob had two new loves. He loved to work on cars. He attended and graduated as an approved body mechanic from the Chevy Motor Division of GMC. His other love was declared on June 26, 1958, when Robert married his wife of over 50 years, Annie Gelling. The couple resided in Mitchell until 1965, when they moved to Sioux Falls. Bob first worked for a couple of body shops, Jay-Shon’s, as a paint and body man and Crawford & Co., as an auto damage appraiser before starting his own company, Peterka’s Damage Appraisers, which he operated until his retirement.

Bob and Ann expanded their home with the adoption of their two children; Darla in 1964 and Daren in 1967. Bob was known by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was very proud of and loved spending time with his kids, attending his granddaughter’s activities, and watching his great-grandchildren play. Bob demonstrated his love and devotion to Ann even more, when her health required constant attention, by tending to her every need so she would not have to go to a nursing home until the very end. Ann passed away in 2008.

Bob was a long time member of Community Reformed Church of Sioux Falls and participated in many activities within the church. He also believed in giving back to the community through blood donations, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, and being a “Bell Ringer” for the Salvation Army at Kmart East for several years.

Robert will be deeply missed by his two children, Darla Moulton, Sioux Falls and Daren (Traci) Peterka, Jamestown, ND; two grandchildren, Joni (Neil) Rezac and Lauren Peterka; three great-grandchildren, Jack, Ty, Mac; and three siblings, Ken (Liz) Peterka, Van Nyes, CA, Dale (Sue) Peterka, Glendale, AZ, and Maryann (Frank) Osborn, of Yankton.

Robert was preceded by his wife, Ann; his parents, Sylvin and Ella (Bierle) Peterka; and son-in-law, Todd Moulton.