James Leroy Brazee


Brazee, Jim-ovalJuly 7, 1944 ~ August 25, 2015

James L. Brazee, 71, Valley Springs, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be 1:30pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family visitation beginning at Noon. Full Military Honors will follow the service.

James Leroy Brazee was born July 7, 1944, in Sioux Falls, to Howard and Amy (Branum) Brazee. Due to his father’s occupation, the family moved multiple places before Jim graduated high school from Ft. Pierre, SD. Upon graduation, Jim joined the US Army, where he met the love of his life, Carlyn Huls. The couple was married right after Jim’s discharged from the Army, on June 18, 1966, in Minneapolis, MN.

Jim worked in an electrical warehouse as a project estimator and wholesale salesperson in Minneapolis, before transferring to Aberdeen. Then, in 1987, Jim transferred to Sioux Falls, and he and the family moved to Valley Springs. He retired in 2009, from Dakota Supply Group.

Jim’s first love was his family. He cared deeply for his children and was an unwavering husband for his wife. He always made sure everyone was home safe after work during bad weather. He loved to spend holidays with his grandkids and was thankful every time the family was together. Vacationing with the family was always a trip to the Black Hills or trips to other family members throughout the United States. Jim also liked to work on race cars and “hobby” cars. Body work, upholstery, engines, or just tinkering was where he wanted to be at. He was also a diehard NASCAR and Viking fan, even in the worst times, and there was always “next year.” Jim also enjoyed helping the boys; both Trev, on the farm, with projects and harvest, and Jerod, with projects around his house and on cars.

Jim will be deeply missed by his wife, Carlyn; two children, Barb (Trev) Dawley, Valley Springs, and Jerod (Cindy) Brazee, Garretson; five grandchildren, Brittany, Chandler, Taylor, Natalie, and Carson; and seven brother-in-law and sister-in-laws, Marge (Rich) Lauring, Cushing, WI, Lorraine Shafer, Richfield, MN, Hubert Huls, Forrest Lake, MN, Harold Huls, Coon Rapids, MN, Harlen (Sheila) Huls, Lino Lakes, MN, Clarence (Becky) Huls, Bloomington, MN, and Janet Sorakrai, Richfield, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Amy (Branum) Brazee; one brother, Ernest; and brother-in-law, Rex Shafer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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Donna Lee (Oye) Stoterau

Stoterau, Donna_ovalFebruary 18, 1942 ~ August 11, 2015

Donna Lee (Oye) Stoterau, 73, Beaver Creek, MN, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Family visitation will be 2-4pm, Sunday, August 16, 2015, with a sharing time at 4pm at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, August 17, 10:30am, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN.

Donna Lee Oye was born February 18, 1942, to Virgil and Lucille (Lauck) Oye, in Hardwick, MN. She was raised and educated in the Hardwick area and graduated from Luverne. Donna worked at the Worthmore in Luverne at the Soda Fountain. On July 16, 1960, Donna married Dale Stoterau and moved to Beaver Creek where they raised their three children. Donna also found time to go to Stewarts School in Sioux Falls, work for Ford Motor Company, become a Repo agent, and finished her career at the Sport Bowl.

To her family, Donna was “Grandma Extraordinaire.” She loved her family and she taught all of the grandkids to bowl and how to ride horses. She loved to cook, bake and sew for them. She made dresses, baby clothes for the girls, and quilts and “quillows” for everyone. Donna also loved all kinds of animals; dogs, cats, and horses – especially horses. She owned several race horses and she spent a lot of time at Canterbury Park.

Donna will be greatly missed by her husband, Dale; three children, Kurt (Yvonne Severson) Stoterau,(Luverne, MN), Gwynne (Brent) Anderson, (Brandon, SD), and Lucinda Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD); grandchildren, Shane Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD), Kelcey (Brenton) Smith, (Brandon, SD), Dallas Szakatz, (Sioux Falls, SD), Kaylee Anderson, (Brandon, SD), Jordan (Dan) Wilson, (Sioux Falls, SD), Sienna Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD), and Mariah Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD); great-grandchildren, Logan and Teydan; four siblings, Bruce (Marilyn) Oye, (Hardwick, MN), Virginia (Woody) Peters, (Jordan, MN,) Rita Shirkey, (Worthington, MN), and Burdell (Barbara) Oye, (Prior Lake, MN).

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Lucille, one sister, Rea, brother-in-law, Timothy Shirkey, and one grandson, Adam Stoterau.

Vincent Patrick Turgeon

Turgeon, Vicent_ovalJuly 30, 1948 ~ August 7, 2015

Vincent Patrick Turgeon, 67, Tea, SD, died Friday, August 7, 2015, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with a Prayer Service at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am, Wednesday, August 12, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Sioux Falls, with Fr. Morgan, celebrant, and will include Full Military Honors..

Vincent Patrick Turgeon was born July 30, 1948 in Sioux Falls. He attended parochial school in Sioux Falls and then graduated from Washington High before he was drafted into the Army to go to Viet Nam. Before Vincent left, he married his high school sweetheart, Joan Helwig, on March 16, 1968. The couple was blessed with two children; Barry and Barbara. Upon Vincent’s return, the family moved to Alexandria, MN while Vincent attended some schooling and then they moved on to Sioux City and eventually settled in Omaha. Vincent was a sales person and worked very hard selling medical supplies. In 2001, he retired and moved back to Tea, SD, to peruse his passion for cars. He is known for having a shop that holds more tools than “normal” mechanics. He even went back to school to learned how to do auto body restoration.

Vince’s first love was his family and especially his grandkids. They would go to Falls Park and play or take pictures or attend trips to the Butterfly House. His sense of humor was infectious and he joked right up to the end with stories. His optimistic and positive attitude made his cancer treatment easy on his family and friends because it was his desire not to be a burden or to ever give up.

Vincent will be deeply missed by his children, Barbara (Brent) Hoffart, Omaha and Barry (Kelly) Turgeon, Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, Emma, Jayden, Ethan, Lauren, Drew, and Harper; and seven siblings, Paul (Eileen), Ohio, Mark (Shelia), Sioux Falls, Tony (Joan), Sioux Falls, Scott, Sioux Falls, Donna (Don) Woldt, Wentworth, Linda (Bob) Larsen, Sioux Falls, and Mary Thompson, Tea.

Vincent was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial has been established.

Tyrell (Terry) Craig Bose

Bose, Terry2_ovalJune 18, 1949 ~ August 2, 2015

Terry C. Bose, 66, Brandon, died Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following a short battle with cancer.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short sharing time at 7. Funeral services will be 10:30am, Friday, August 7, at Faith United Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Tyrell (Terry) Craig Bose was born June 18, 1949, in Slayton, MN, to Norman and Audrey (VanderLee) Bose. He lived on a farm near Woodstock, MN, and attended school in Edgerton. Upon graduation, Terry went to Basic Training in 1968. After Basic, he began his career at the South Dakota Air Natl. Guard, where he would put in 35 years before retiring in 2003. December 1, 1978, he married Nelva TenCate, and he became an instant dad to three small children; Brian, Alison, and Alanna. Soon after that, Amanda was born. As a family, they have fond memories of summer vacations in Northern Minnesota. He then worked for Minnehaha Co. Sheriff’s office as Air Base Security and at the County Jail where one prisoner scolded another for giving Terry a hard time saying “he is one of the Good Guys!” For the next few years, he was at the SD Army Natl. Guard as the Base Security Manager. He also drove a school bus for a few years before he retired permanently. He filled his days running things at home while Nelva worked, riding his Harley, training his puppy, Hope, and wishing he was fishing.

He loved sitting by a campfire at Cutty’s Resort in Okoboji, eating the “Belly Buster Breakfast” at Marlins Grill, and shooting targets with his friends.
He will be remembered for his love of Harleys, Fords, and Boston Terriers, his famous hours of storytelling, the backyard troll-(ask the grandkids), his love of his family and their welfare, right up to the very end, and his faithfulness to his Heavenly Father.

Terry will be deeply missed by his wife, Nelva; his children, Amanda (Brian Kilbride) Bose, Sioux Falls, Alanna (Jeff) VanSanten, Luverne, MN, Alison (Tom) VerSteeg, Luverne, MN, and Brian TenCate, The Colony, TX; six grandchildren, Cade, Lauren, Kelsi, Aiden, Ethan, and Chloe; and three siblings, Robert (Julie) Bose, Sioux Falls, Wendy (Pat) Whalen, St. Paul, MN, and Kristin (Ivan) Vis, Leota, MN.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents.

Louise Elizabeth (Goheen) Bieber

Bieber, Louise_ovalApril 24, 1933 ~ July 29, 2015

Louise Elizabeth (Goheen) Bieber, 82, Brandon, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, Sioux Falls after a short battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be 10:30am, Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with Visitation beginning 1 hour prior.

Lou was born April 24, 1933, in a midwife house in Aberdeen, SD, to Grant and Hulda (Raugust) Goheen. She was born into a family with 10 brothers and 2 sisters. She attended elementary school at Adams School and graduated from Central High School in 1952. She attended 9 months at the Aberdeen School of Commerce after graduation. In childhood she attended the Salvation Army Church and the Assembly of God Church.
Lou married Aaron Bieber on May 3, 1952 and moved with him during the Air Force enlistment to Sherman, KS, Great Falls, MT, and finally to O’Hare Air Force Base, Chicago, IL. At O’Hare AFB, she worked in the Finance Office. After Aaron’s enlistment, they stayed in the area. They had two children, David Brian and Cynthia Lynn.

In 1958, they moved back to Aberdeen and Lou worked in the Gamble Store (Tempo Department Store) for 21 years as a bookkeeper, accountant, and finally as the receiving manager. When the store closed in 1981, Lou attended 19 semester hours of accounting and business at Northern State University and worked at the Hub Area Technical School as secretary/bookkeeper for 14 ½ years. During this time, they lived on a farm 25 north of Aberdeen, SD. She then worked part time as Office Manager of the Aberdeen Builders Exchange. After they moved to Brandon in 2003, Lou worked 2 years part-time for Mills Enterprise Trucking in Sioux Falls, SD and when they closed, she retired in 2007.

Lou was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran and later joined a mission church, Holy Cross Lutheran in Aberdeen, SD until 2003. When they moved to Brandon, SD, they joined Brandon Lutheran Church. She was volunteer General Treasurer and part-time office for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD, and Leader of the TOPS Diet Support Group in Brandon, SD.

On March 17, 2015, Lou Bieber was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer which had moved to the liver. She soon after entered the hospice program with Aaron.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Aaron Bieber; one son, David (Patricia) Bieber, Aberdeen, SD; one daughter, Cindy (Martin) Borske, Mason City, IA; one grandson, Ben (Christine) Piearson & one great granddaughter, Riley, Cape Cod, MA; one granddaughter, Vanessa Piearson, Mason City, IA; two brothers, John (Paula) Goheen, Lexington, KY and Eugene Goheen of San Diego, CA; two sister-in-laws, Jan Goheen, Rapid City, and Millie Goheen, Boca Raton, FL.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents, 8 brothers and two sisters.