Lee Walter Stryzewski

July 8, 1959 ~ August 26, 2014
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Lee W. Stryzewski, 55, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, of ongoing health issues.

Family will hold private services at a later date.

Lee is survived by 3 brothers, Mark, Scott, & Grant and1 sister, Ruth.

Penelope “Penny” Ann Guilliatt

August 25, 1952 ~ August 17, 2014
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Penny Ann Guilliatt, 61, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at her home from natural causes.

Visitation services will be 4-7PM, Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with family present 6-7. Private family services will take place at a later date.

Penny Ann Guilliatt was born August 25, 1952, to Robert and Marilyn Dahl in the St. Paul area. She attended and graduated from high school there and attended one year of college before marrying Larry Guilliatt as he exited the military. The couple lived in the central Minnesota area until moving to the Sioux Falls area. During this time Penny stayed home with their three children. Eventually, Penny started working at John Morrell in 1986. She worked there for sixteen years. She also worked at the Argus Leader delivering papers with her children. In 2001, after the passing of Larry, she went to work fulltime for the Argus. Penny worked there as a dock supervisor until her passing.

Penny was a fun loving gal who loved spending time with her grandchildren more than anything. She also loved to read romance novels when she had a spare minute. Her dog Eddy, also occupied her spare time as her constant companion. Penny’s favorite event of every week was her outing with her children for dinner. Every Friday she took one of them out for dinner to a favorite restaurant. Any conversation was about her kids and grandchildren and what they had done. She also cared for her Argus family. She always wanted to know how their families were doing.

Penny will be greatly missed by her three children, Krey (John) Ohling, Omaha, NE, Autumn (Rocky) Sannizzaro, Sioux Falls, and Brian Guilliatt, of Detroit, MI; eight grandchildren, Austin, Lara, Brooklyn, Kayla, Steven, Damian, Dylan, Alexis; and one sister, Pamala Tjosvold, Pueblo, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

Penny was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, her parents, Robert and Marilyn Dahl; one brother, Greg Dahl; and one niece, Dawn.

A memorial has been established in Penny’s memory.

Charles Joseph Stultz

April 19, 1953 ~ August 11, 2014

photoCharles J. Stultz, 61, Valley Springs, SD, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, following a short battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Memorial services will begin at 10:30am, Friday, August 15, at Heritage Lutheran Church, Brandon, SD, with Pastor Jerry Merkouris officiating.

Charles Joseph Stultz was born April 19, 1953, in Madison, NE, to Charles D. and Ann (Von Rentzell) Stultz. He was the eldest of nine children. Charles graduated high school from St. Edward High. He started driving trucks and hauling freight shortly afterwards. On September 28, 1974, he married his wife of thirty-nine years, Deb Acklie, in Norfolk, NE. They eventually moved to Dakota City and then on to the Sioux Falls’ area in 1988. Charles continued to haul freight right up until his health would no longer permit him to drive.

Charles truly enjoyed life and believed it was all an adventure. His philosophy was to not dwell on the negativity, but to keep life simple and enjoy everything while he could. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to go hunting antelope and pheasants with his sons. He enjoyed sitting on the back deck and watching the birds and just soaking up the peacefulness. Sports, and especially the Huskers, were also a favorite pastime for him. Card games and board games showed his competitive edge as he and Hope dominated everyone at Pitch. Charles loved his family more than anything else as they always came first. Giving his granddaughters rides on the four wheeler, teaching them to shoot guns, or reading them bedtime stories (which weren’t usually the real words but something he made up to go with the pictures), are memories the girls will never forget.

Charles will be deeply missed by his wife, Deb; two sons, Dana Stultz, Rapid City, and Dusty (Hope) Stultz, Brandon; three grandchildren, Athena, Aura, Rayleigh; his parents, Charles and Ann Stultz, Norfolk, NE; seven siblings, John (Karen Amend) Stultz, Norfolk, NE, Kathy Stultz, Lincoln, NE, Marcia Love, Gunderson, CO, Jim Stultz, Dallas, TX, Bill Stultz, Minden, NE, Dan (Boone) Stultz, Overton, NE, and Carlin Stultz, Dallas, TX; his mother-in-law, Irma Acklie, Madison, NE; and four brothers-in-law, Ron (Amy) Acklie, Clearwater, NE, Roger (Kathy) Acklie, Madison, NE, Neal (Diann) Acklie, Norfolk, NE, and Randy (Ieda) Acklie, Norfolk, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Michael, and his father-in-law.

Michael David Balison

December 29, 1962 ~ August 1, 2014
Balison, MikeMichael David Balison, 51, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg, SD following a lengthy illness.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 2:00pm, at the Centerville American Legion, in Centerville, SD.

Michael David Balison was born December 29, 1962, to Dan Balison and Margaret Redcrow in Moeb, UT. Before graduating from high school in 1981, in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Michael’s family lived in Plaines, MT for eleven years. On October 1985, Mike married his soul-mate, Susan Scott. The couple had three children. In 1995, the couple moved their family to the south east South Dakota area where Mike was a self-employed carpenter working in construction.

Mike will be deeply missed by his wife of 28 years, Susan, Wakonda, SD; three children, Bryan (Rebecca) Balison, Hurley, Dianna (Brett) Engman Sioux Falls, and Andrea King (Rayne Adamson), Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren, Agustus, Grace, Marabel, Madeline, Samuel, Jacob, and Ryder; his mother, Margaret Redcrow, and three siblings, Laura Balison, Stanley Balison, and Peter Redcrow.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Dan; one brother, Terry Balison, and his best friend, Michael Palmer.

Patricia Lynne Larson

March 14, 1957 ~ July 29, 2014

Larson, PattiPatricia Lynne Larson, 57, Brandon, SD, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was surrounded by her family.

Family visitation and Prayer services will be 5-7pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with a short service at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am, Friday, August 1, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Inurnment will be in Kimball Cemetery at a later date.

Patti was born in Mitchell, SD March 14th, 1957 to Clara (Janish) and Wallace McGregor. She married Harris Jerome Larson on August, 16th, 1973 in Kimball, SD. Patti worked for the United States Postal Service for almost 24 years.

Patti was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed training for ”ultra marathons” and assisting the Sioux Falls People for Youth Organization. One of Patti’s greatest gifts was her ability to engage anyone in conversation as she enjoyed talking with people.

Patti will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Harris and her five children, Charity (Larson) and Clint Lamb, Clint and Bobbi (Dovey) Larson, Josh and Lauren (Sheppard) Larson, Quynn Larson and fiancé Philip Steichen and Logan Larson; her most precious gifts were her three grandchildren, Andy and Ally Larson, and Nevada Lamb; her parents, Clara and Wallace McGregor, and mother/father-in-law, Helen and Jerome Larson; her siblings, Jeanne (McGregor) and Terry Krome, Susie (McGregor) and Jim Benda, Carol (McGregor) and Mark Broderson, Nancy (McGregor) and Brad Bauer, Kathy (McGregor) and Jim Stern, Russ and Carla (Timmerman) McGregor, Diane (McGregor) and Ryan Stadem, Darcie McGregor and fiancé Mike Walker.

Patti is preceded in death by her daughter, Danielle Nicole Larson and her sister Yvonne (McGregor) DeBoer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.