Michael E. Houlihan

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Michael (Mike) Earl Houlihan, Brandon, 64, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Michael [Mike] Earl Houlihan was born in Platte, SD, January 2, 1952, to Norbert J. [Houli] and Lucille R. (Cleveland) Houlihan. He graduated from high school in Mitchell, SD. Mike enlisted in the US Navy in 1971, honorably serving as a chef aboard four submarines. He later was employed as a chef in various restaurants and clubs in Minneapolis, MN and Mitchell.

Mike is survived by one brother, Pat (Joyce), Brooklyn Park, MN, and one sister, Rosemary, St. Louis Park, MN; seven nieces & nephews; and 13 great-nieces & great-nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert J. [Houli] and Lucille R. Houlihan, sister, Margaret, and wife, Patty, all of Mitchell.

Memorials are preferred to Helping Hand Assisted Living, 1000 Teakwood St., Brandon, SD 57005, in Mike’s memory.


Delores Williams


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Delores Williams, 71, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Private services were held Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home. Memorial Services were held in Chicago, IL., on Saturday May 7, 2016.

Delores Williams was born May 29, 1944, in New Orleans, LA, to Wallace Sr. and Helen (Dyer) Williams. She graduated from St. Lucy Catholic School and moved to Chicago, IL. Delores married Willie Jones March 6, 1975. The couple had seven children; Roslyn Williams, Jerome Williams, Pierre Jones, Rosa Jones, Delores Candy Williams, step-daughter, Laricia Thomas, and God-son, David Wilson. Delores moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to her children.

Delores is survived by her children, Roslyn Williams, MN, Pierre (Sandy) Jones, SD, Patrice Williams, and Rosa Jones; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Gregory (Barbara) Williams, TX, Noel (Teedee) Williams, LA, Betty Jackson, TX, Mary (Lawrence) Williams, LA, Helen Williams, LA, Luella Williams, LA, and Debra Williams, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Jones; daughter, Delores “Candy” Williams; three brothers, Wallace Williams Jr, Edward Williams and Ronnie Williams; her parents, Wallace Sr. and Helen (Dyer) Williams; and one Great-grandson, Reese Williams.

Paul Alvin Tietz

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May 6, 1975 ~ May 2, 2016

Paul A. Tietz, 40, Brandon, died suddenly, Monday, May 2, 2016, from ongoing health complications.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, May 6, 2016, with a short time of sharing at 7pm, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1pm, Saturday, May 7, at the Word of Life Church, 3513 N 10th Ave, Sioux Falls, followed by Full Military Honors.

Paul Alvin Tietz was born May 6, 1975, in St. Paul, MN, to John and Alice (Peterson) Tietz. He was raised and attended school in St. Paul, graduating in 1993. He then enlisted in the US Marines and served four years. Upon his honorable discharge in 1997, he worked and lived in San Diego, CA. He made a quick detour back to St. Paul where he met Tammy Dorsett. The couple moved back to San Diego and they were married on July 19, 2003 in Las Vegas. Paul attended college intending to go into the medical field. In 2005, the couple moved back to St. Paul due to his mothers’ passing. Shortly after, Paul and Tammy moved to Brandon to be closer to Tammy’s parents. In 2008, Paul and Tammy were blessed with twin boys; John Alvin and Lucas Richard.

Paul loved to cook and with that, gardening was a second hobby, particularly because he would grow what he used for his cooking. Paul also loved to read and enjoyed working on computers. He was a member of Mensa. His sons loved to ask him difficult questions and learn from his knowledge.

Paul is survived by his wife, Tammy and two sons, John and Lucas; two sisters, Wendy (Brandon King) Tietz, Huntsville, AL and Tammy Perry, Wellman, IA; his parent-in-laws, Richard and Sylvia Dorsett, Sioux Falls, one brother-in-law, Richard (Krista) Dorsett, Sioux Falls and sister-in-law, Heidi (Chris) Hicks, Durant, OK; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.


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JANUARY 22, 1940 – MAY 1, 2016

Vera Wilson, 76, of Aberdeen and formerly of Bison, passed away May 1, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 10:30 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison with Pastor Tera Lowe officiating. Funeral arrangements are being made through Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon and Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon.

Vera Gay Foss was born on January 22nd, 1940 in Lemmon, SD to Hugh and Ida (Anderson) Foss. She graduated from Lemmon High School in 1958 and received her LPN certificate from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Pierre, SD. She worked at Five Counties Hospital in Lemmon for a brief time. She married James Wilson on March 27, 1960 at Rosebud Lutheran Church and became a ranch wife and mother to 3 children. She served as the school nurse for the Bison School District in the early 1970’s.

In 1988, she renewed her LPN license and worked at the LIVE Center and then Five Counties Nursing Home. She retired in 1998 and served on various volunteer boards, including the Perkins County Election Board, Church Council and Thrivent Financial Board.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Jim of Aberdeen; three children, Paul (Jacki) Wilson of Mina, SD; Paula (Rex) Eichelberger of Avoca, IA and Blaine (Susan) Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Biegler of Aberdeen, Lindsey (Neil) Hardy of Mitchell, Abbey Jo (Trevor) Zens of Fargo, ND, Taylor Wilson of Watertown, Ensign Levi (Jesika) Eichelberger of Virginia Beach, VA, Laramie (Megan) Eichelberger of Wilson, NC, Tanner Eichelberger of Stuart, IA, Tyler Wilson of Vermillion and Brendan Wilson of Sioux Falls; five great-grandchildren; one sister Myrna (Chuck) Mertz of Hettinger, ND and sister-in-law Elaine Peck of Parker, CO as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim’s parents Thea and Brownie, nephew Bryon Peck, sister in law Bonnie Scarborough and brothers in law Hugh Scarborough and Dale Peck.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to 415 S. Sunset Drive, Mina, SD 57451.

Robert Reed Riddle

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October 29, 1936 ~ April 5, 2016

Robert Reed Riddle, 79, Sioux Falls, went Home to his Savior at the Sioux Falls Veterans Hospital palliative care unit April 5, 2016.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm Monday, April 11, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short prayer service at 7pm. Memorial services will be 1pm, Tuesday, April 12, at Heartland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, with Full Military Honors.

Robert Reed was born October 29, 1936, to Harold and Ethel (Kitterman) Riddle, in Huron, and raised near Doland. Bob graduated from Doland High in 1954. After high school, Bob drove school bus and owned and operated Riddle’s Standard Service in Doland, S.D. before serving in the Air Force from 1959-1963. Bob married Marlys Rose in 1966. He drove truck, owned Riddle Bros. Trucking, with his brother Daryl, and later owned Robert Riddle Trucking. He also owned a gravel hauling business.

Bob was passionate about hunting and fishing and was involved in Ducks Unlimited for many years. Bob and Marly started spending their winters in Harlingen, TX about ten years ago and spent their summers at Brant Lake, near Chester, SD.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marly, Sioux Falls; three children, Christina Riddle, Sioux Falls, Mike (Marsha) Peterson, Sioux Falls, and Sherry Peters, Howard; six grandchildren, four siblings, Daryl (Dianne) Riddle, Sioux Falls, Don Riddle, Denver, CO, Jan (Mickey) Riddle, Sioux Falls, and Patricia Riddle Thompson, Rockland, MA.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ethel (Kitterman) Riddle; sister-in-law, Laverne Riddle; brother-in-law, Dan Thompson; and two wives, Carol Riddle and Dee Riddle.

Bob supported his daughter Christina’s involvement in Faith Family Church’s Target X Children’s bus ministry. So in lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Bob Riddle to Faith Family Church, 127 N Spring Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.