Richard “Dick” and Rosetta “Rosie” (Krahn) Hampton

Hampton, Richard

November 7 1928 ~ February 20, 2017
January 4, 1930 ~ September 28, 2013

Richard “Dick” Hampton, 88, of Luverne, formerly of Adrian, MN, died Monday February 20, 2017, at the Veteran’s Home in Luverne.

Rosetta “Rosie” Faustina (Krahn) Hampton, 83, Luverne, formerly of Adrian, MN, died September 28, 2013 at the Sanford Hospice of Luverne, MN.

Graveside Services for both Richard and Rosie will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Adrian Cemetery with Full Military Honors.


Ophelia Gaye (Jocelia D. Shar)

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The Sunrise, June 14, 1976 ~ The Sunset, May 31, 2017

In loving memory of Ophelia Gaye, or as most people know her, Jocelia D. Shar. Ophelia, 40, of Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 6:00~10:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at New Hope Community Church, 1001 E. 6th St., Sioux Falls (6th and Cliff). Funeral Services will begin at 9:00 AM, Saturday, June 24, also at New Hope Community Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery of Sioux Falls.

Ophelia was born on June 14, 1976, in Gwein Town, Grand Gedeh, Liberia, West Africa, under the union of Mr. Jeremiah D. Shar and Mrs. Nancy T. Shar. She started her elementary in Gray D. Allison Elementary and JR High School in 1981-1990, at Barclay Training Center (BTC), Monrovia, Liberia, Africa. In 1990, Ms. Gaye left Liberia with her parents and her older sister, Sarah S. Gaye, and her nieces and nephews, to the Ivory Coast, as a refugee. In 2004, she was blessed to resettle in America with her two beautiful children, Cynthia and Victoria.

Ophelia loved music. She was an outgoing person who loved people and helping them. She was a loving and caring mother. Everybody loved her in our family and community. She was a strong believer of God. Jocelia D. Shar will be missed by everyone. We love you, but God loves you most.

Ophelia Gaye (Jocelia Shar) was blessed with three beautiful children; Cynthia Shar, Victoria Gaye, Michelle Gaye. Ms Gaye was the youngest of seven children; Lucy S. Shar — deceased, Nancy K. Shar, Sarah Shar Gaye, Josephe B. Shar, Benjamin L. Shar –deceased, Charles D. Shar, Ophelia Shar Gaye —deceased.

May your soul rest in perfect peace. We’ll miss you mommy.

Cheryl Marie Mammenga

Mammenga, Cheryl

May 21, 1952 ~ June 12, 2017

Cheryl Marie Mammenga, 65, Brandon, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Visitation with family present will be 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, June 18, 2017, with a short Prayer Service at 4:00 pm, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Cheryl Marie Simmons was born May 21, 1952, in Litchfield, MN, to William and Harriet (Hall) Simmons. She grew up in the area and graduated from Litchfield High School before attending Concordia College. Upon graduation, Cheryl moved to California where she managed several restaurants. Cheryl moved back to Sioux Falls in 1994, and began working in the banking industry. In August 2004, Cheryl married James Mammenga.

Cheryl loved her pets–the more, the merrier. She also loved to garden, cook, quilt, sew, and be surrounded by her grandchildren. Cheryl loved attending all of her son Anthony’s soccer games and her daughter Amber’s choir and theatre performances. She was known as a dedicated and hardworking employee, as demonstrated by the several trips to Mexico and the Virgin Islands she won by exceeding her company’s goals.

Cheryl will be deeply missed by her husband, Jim; her children, Amber (Matt) Christensen of Brandon, and Anthony Millar of Sioux Falls. Her stepchildren, Timothy (Brenda) Mammenga of Bristol, SD, Jon Mammenga of Sioux Falls, Robert (Melissa) Mammenga of Breckenridge, MN, Megan (Joey) Okroi of Webster, SD, Mari Mammenga of Sioux Falls, and Kelli Mammenga of Appleton, WI; eleven grandchildren, Lily, Peter, Summer, Logan, Lainey, Tate, Chloe, Ian, Jackson, Levi, and Julie; her mother, Harriet Simmons of Sioux Falls; and three siblings, Tom (Mary) Simmons of Sioux Falls, Carol (Denny) Boysen of Wentworth, SD, and John (Mary) Simmons, Texas.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, William Simmons.

Carolyn Kay Nelson

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December 18, 1942 ~ June 9, 2017

Carolyn Nelson, 74, Sioux Falls, beloved wife and mother, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice House, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be held 4-7pm, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD. Per the wishes of Carolyn, there will be no formal funeral service.

Carolyn was born on December 18, 1942, in Baker City, OR. Shortly thereafter, she moved to a farm near Bonesteel, SD. She was engaged to Lyly Nelson in 1964 and the two were married on July 3, 1965, at First Lutheran Church in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Their son, Keith, was born in January of 1969.

For nearly five decades the family called Mission Hill, SD, home. Carolyn was active in the local Lutheran church, and volunteered her time whenever needed. She enjoyed her family, church, gardening, planting flowers, and working the grounds on their acreage. For the past nineteen years, Lyle and Carolyn had the privilege of avoiding the Midwest winters and were snow-birds traveling to their winter home in Mission, TX.

Carolyn was a stay at home mom when Keith was young, and then worked part time for the lunch program at the Yankton Public School System. In addition, she enjoyed working and visiting with people, and she also accepted a weekend position at a grocery store giving away food samples to customers.

In the fall of 2016, Lyle and Carolyn relocated to Sioux Falls, SD to be closer to their son, Keith.

Carolyn will be deeply missed by her husband, Lyle Nelson, and her son, Keith Nelson.

Abby Lyn Horsley

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October 15, 1994 ~ June 4, 2017

Abby Lyn Horsley, 22, Hastings, NE, formerly of Tea, was born October 15th, 1994 and went to be with Jesus, June 4th, 2017. Abby loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her smile and laugh were infectious and touched hearts and lives of those who knew her.

Public visitation with family present will be 5-7pm, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Faith Family Church, in Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life will be 1:00pm, Friday, June 9, at Faith Family Church (8th St and Spring Ave. Sioux Falls). Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Abby was very involved in church growing up, with the youth group, dance team and music programs. She grew up in Tea, SD and attended Tea Area School. She was involved in music and sports but especially loved basketball. Her tenacious spirit and commitment to her team mates and the game was the same way she approached everything she did in life. She then moved to Hastings, NE where she attended and graduated Xenon Beauty Academy in Grand Island, NE in 2016. She was valedictorian of her class. Abby worked at Blondies Salon in Hastings, NE.

Abby is survived and will be deeply missed by her parents, Gary & Rhonda Horsley of Tea, SD; one brother, Austin (Adrienne) and nephew, Archer Horsley, Sioux Falls; one sister, Nicole Horsley, Tea, SD; grandmother, Beverly Horsley, Sioux Falls, formerly of Wessington Springs, SD; and grandmother Helen Hoglund, Lake Norden, SD; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Abby was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Gerald Horsley and Gene Hoglund; and one uncle, Dave Eggebraaten.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Abby’s memory.