Gary Lloyd Gault


January 20, 1960 ~ October 11, 2016

Gary Gault, Sioux Falls, died at his home, on October 11, 2016, at the age of 55.

Following cremation, the family will hold a private memorial in Michigan.

He is survived by Diane Monroe; their children, Nancy, Randi, and Clayton; sister, Robin; brother, Ray; and his father, Robert.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Gault; and his brothers, Danny, David, and Duane.


Lynnal Lester Meisenheimer


September 3, 1957 ~ October 6, 2016

Lynnal L. Meisenheimer, 59, Brandon, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at his home from a sudden illness.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, October 10, 2016, at Celebration United Methodist Church, 500 Pasque Flower Trail, Brandon. A Celebration of Life for Lynnal will be 11am, Tuesday, October 11, also at Celebration UMC. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Lynnal Lester Meisenheimer was born September 3, 1957, in Watertown, SD to Alvin and (Skip) Dianna (Haase) Meisenheimer. He was raised in Watertown, graduating from high school and then attending Lake Area Tech for drafting. On September 25, 1976, Lynnal married Jackie Kisch in Wagner, SD with a Grand Prix Pontiac filled with straw. The couple moved to Billings, MT, where Lynnal worked for an architectural firm. They eventually found their way back to Sioux Falls and Brandon where he worked for Raven Industries as a draftsman and management for balloon research. More recently, Lynnal was the production manager for Dakota Corrugated Box.

Lynnal loved to hunt or fish anytime he could. Family fishing trips to Canada, the Missouri River, Lake Erie, and Elk, Deer, or Antelope hunting were some of his fondest memories. He loved spending time with his grandson, Kaiden. Jackie also enjoyed all of the hunting and fishing trips they took together. She referred to Lynnal as her “pickup man” as he would be waiting for her at the end of her kayaking trips. He was also the “fix it guy” who could fix anything she needed and was always willing to truck out a load of appliances to the reservation for the Missions group. The ongoing adventures of Lynnal’s Grizzly Beer Bear have led to great stories, interesting photos and continuous giggles throughout the family for years. The world has been a better place for many people, thanks to Lynnal, who are now going to have a huge void to fill.

Those left behind include his wife of 40 years, Jackie; two daughters, Jodi (Jeff Peterson) Meisenheimer and Laci (Jeremy Welch) Meisenheimer, Brandon; one grandson, Kaiden Boer; his parents, Alvin and (Skip) Dianna (Haase) Meisenheimer, Watertown; one sister, Sandy Heuer, Watertown; his parent-in-laws, Eugene and Ester Kisch, Fridley, MN; three brothers-in-law, Ron (Norma) Kisch, Dennis (Diane) Kisch, and Dale (Leeann) Kisch; fifteen nieces and nephews, Tyler, Jesse, Michael, Nick, Jennifer, Jamie, Cassie, Breanna, Jeana, John, Gus, Ema, Maggie, Daphne and Chloe.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Memorials can be made to Celebration UMC Missions or to the Catch-a-Dream Foundation @

Robert Dale Grush


May 26, 1929 ~ October 5, 2016

Robert (Bobbie) D. Grush, 87, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital.

Family visitation will be held from 2-4pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home followed by Full Military Honors. Inurnment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.

The family requests that all attendees please dress casual in Bobbie’s honor.

Robert (Bobbie) Grush was born May 26th, 1929 in Sibley, IA, to John Henry and Nellie Ellen (Wier) Grush. He lived his youth in Sibley, IA, where he attended school and graduated in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1948. During his enlistment, he served in the Korean War aboard the USS Estero and the USS Ryer. He was honorably discharged August 1952. Following his time in the service, he returned to his home town area where he began an apprenticeship and became a master printer. Printing was his lifetime occupation, including employment in Minnesota, California and Montana. Locally, he worked for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Avera McKennan Hospital and retired from Midland National Life in 1991. He married Sandra Heath in 1953. From this union, they had two children, Linda and Mike. He married Belinda (Jeffryes) McGary in 1978. From this union, they had three children; JD, Bridget and Shannon. He enjoyed horses, working with hunting dogs and coffee with family and friends at local restaurants.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children, JD Grush, Bridget (Ernest) Grush Wolf, Shannon (Josh) Kelley, Mike (Lisa) Grush, and Linda (Brent) Atkinson; his grandchildren, Whitney, Kessa, Shaelyn, Jace, Brilee, Pres, Eirelynd, Soren, Ryker, Sara, Gordon, Danielle and Christine; and many great-grandchildren.

Bobbie was preceded in death by parents, John Henry and Nellie Ellen (Wier) Grush; and his siblings, Bernice, Emmett, Donald, Mark, LaVerne, LaVaughn, Bette, Maxine and Dorthy.

Richard Dean McCoy


September 5, 1945 ~ October 4, 2016

Richard “Dick” McCoy, 71, Brandon, died suddenly, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at home.

Visitation with a Celebration of Life will be 4-6, Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Brandon Lutheran Church with a short service at 6pm and Military Honors.

Richard Dean McCoy was born September 5, 1945, in Huron, SD, to Levois and Anne (Kleinsasser) McCoy. He was raised in Huron and graduated from high school and then Huron College in 1968. Dick served in the Army National Guard until 1966. Dick got into the automotive industry with a purchase as co-owner of a tire store in West Point, NE. He later owned Dick McCoy Auto Sales. Eventually, Dick moved to South Dakota and Minnesota where he worked as a Finance Manager for several different dealerships including Amdahl Motors, Spomer’s, Prostrello’s and AutoLand where he retired from in January.

Dick loved his family and spending time with them at the lake or boating created many special memories. His Corvettes and his dogs were also very special to him. Anyone who lived near Dick also saw him out in his yard working on making it perfect. He loved to mow the lawn or make sure the landscaping was exact.
Dick is survived by his wife, Linda; four children, Scott (Michelle) McCoy, Waxahachie, TX, Jony (Robert) Bruns, South Mills NC, Becky (Doug) Vander Plaats, Sibly, IA, and Bernie (Robert) Schutt, Huron, SD; nine grandchildren, Tristen, Slaydn, and Korbyn Bruns, Dylan McCoy, Cory (Brie) Klujeske, Alec and Brandi Vander Plaats, and Brady and Brad (Angela) Schutt; and four great-grandchildren, Emily, Landon, Ella, and Lydia Schutt; one sister, Jan (Don) Jacobsen, Sioux City, IA and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Humane Society in Dick’s memory.

Joyce Arlene Smykle


March 12, 1928 ~ September 17, 2016

Joyce A. Smykle, 88, Brandon, died Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Tuff Memorial Home of Hills, MN.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1pm, Wednesday, September 21, also at Heartland. Interment will follow at Beaver Valley Lutheran South Cemetery.

Joyce Arlene Smykle was born March 12, 1928, in Watertown, SD, to Herman and Cora (Thomas) Schnackenberg.

Joyce worked for Pittsburg Paint Glass, Flynn Outdoor Advertising and Brandon Elementary School. Joyce was also active with Brandon VFW Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed flower gardens, crafts and baking.

Joyce is survived by her five children, Greg (Yvonne) Smykle, Sioux Falls, Mark (Mindy) Smykle, Akron, IA, Debbie (Curt) Jasper, Oak Grove, MN, Clay (Michele) Smykle, Brandon, Linda (Joel) Hanson, Valley Springs; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, son Troy, two infant children Michael and Kimberley, and her parents.