Darlene Mae Busse

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December 20, 1937 ~ March 24, 2017

Darlene Mae Busse, 79, Sioux Falls, entered Heaven’s gates, March 24, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center, in Sioux Falls, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, March 27, 2017, at Linwood Wesleyan Church in Sioux Falls with a sharing time at 7pm. Funeral services will be 10:30AM, Tuesday, March 28, also at Linwood. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Sioux Falls

Darlene Mae Nelson was born December 20, 1937, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Arndt and Edith (Parker) Nelson. She attended school in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School in 1955. Darlene began working as a secretary and a bookkeeper. In 1957, she married Richard Ageton and to this union, three children were born. Darlene worked for Ravens Industries, American Standard, R & L Plumbing Supply and McFarland Supply over her many years before retirement. In the meantime, Darlene had married her true love, Wes Busse, a SD State Trooper, and expanded her family with his two children.

Darlene truly was a family focused woman with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. They meant everything to her. She attended many of their activities. She also was known for making several sweets and treats (banana bread) for the grandkids and kids. She loved to entertain friends and family and decorate with flowers and centerpieces. Arranging flowers was a hobby she truly enjoyed. Darlene also loved water aerobics and eating and cooking healthy. One of her famous specialties was Christmas Stockings stuffed with homemade jams she made for everyone. She also was a great teacher by showing her sons to sew and wash laundry.

Darlene was an active member of Linwood Wesleyan Church with Bible Study and the Missions Ministry.

Darlene will be deeply missed by her five children, Lee (Teri) Ageton, Brandon, Tim (Cheryl) Ageton, Sioux Falls, Kathy Ageton, Sioux Falls, Brian Busse, Sioux Falls, and Carrie Varesio, Glastonbury, CT,; nine grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Ryan, Joshua, Kylie, Jim, Sarah, Erin, and Kristin; five great-grandchildren, Kodie, Masyn, Brayden, Owen, and Macie; two siblings, Alvin “Buzz” (Lois) Nelson, Sioux Falls, and Donna Wolsey, Boone, IA; and one sister-in-law, Thressa Gallipo, Sioux Falls.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Arndt and Edith (Parker) Nelson; her husband, Wesley; and one sister, Betty Wilde.

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Richard “Dick” Hampton

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November 7 1928 ~ February 20, 2017

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

Graveside Services will be held at a later date and an announcement will be posted prior to that date.

Charles Francis Cook

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June 11, 1921 ~ March 11, 2017

Charles (Charlie) Francis Cook, 95, died peacefully at the Bethany Nursing Home in Brandon, SD; a husband, father, friend, and veteran of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Black Hills Funeral Home, Sturgis, SD. Interment will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.

Charlie was born June 11, 1921 in Midland, SD to Francis and Mary Cook. His family moved to Bushnell, SD, where he attended grade school. After graduating from Brookings High School in 1939, he began his military service. He started his Army career by joining the CCC’s (Civilian Conservation Corp), followed by joining the National Guard. His National Guard Unit was deployed in 1941.

He served in WWII as a combat engineer. Charlie was deployed twice to the Korean War. He served our country stateside during the Vietnam War. Charlie retired honorably after spending 27 years in the Army and reaching the rank of Command Sergeant Major/E9, the highest ranking of an enlisted serviceman.

After service retirement, Charlie and longtime friend and comrade, Frank Branaugh, started the Yankton Disabled American Veteran’s Chapter. He was the Yankton County Service Officer and also served as State Commander (1976), and was a lifetime member of the DAV and the VFW.

As a natural businessman, he and his wife, Carol owned and operated the Army Navy Outlet store in Yankton for 7 years. In 1985, together, they moved to Rapid City where they owned and operated 2 motels until final formal retirement in 1990. They spent the next 27 years enjoying traveling, and spending time with family. Charlie passed on his love of hunting to his sons and grandsons, which they enjoyed together.

Charlie and Carol moved to Brandon Bethany Meadows Retirement Center in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Carol, his sons Alvy (Connie) Cook, Las Vegas, NV, Danny Wegner, Rapid City, SD, his daughters, Debra (Rick) Fleming, Omaha, NE, Cathy (Jon) Robinson, Denver, CO, his sister, Vivian (Elmer) Kiecksee, Brandon, SD and brother Clarence (Natalie) Cook, Boston, MA. He leaves 9 loving grandchildren: Kelly and Nick Cook, Ryan (Kelsey), Jake, and Adam Wegner, Danielle and Dylan Schmidt, and Michael and Aryn Robinson.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, son Dennis Cook and his mother, Gladys Cook, granddaughter Alyson Schmidt, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

All are thankful for sharing his life and will cherish his memory. A kind and loving soul will be entering Heaven. A special thanks to the caretakers at Bethany Nursing Home, Brandon, SD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the Sioux Falls D.A.V. in Charlie’s memory.

Robert Charles Zuke

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January 25, 1958 ~ February 19, 2017

Robert C. Zuke, 59, Brandon, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, surrounded by his children. His wife, Sandra “Sandy” Zuke also passed away Friday February 17, 2017.

A celebration of their lives will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Split Rock Lutheran Church, 48215 258th St. Brandon SD, 57005.

Bob Zuke was born on January 25, 1958 to William and Charlotte Zuke in Los Angeles, CA. Sandy Zuke was born on 3/25/1956 to Gordon and Barbara Lee in Volga, SD. Both Bob and Sandy attended and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Bob and Sandy met in college and quickly fell in love.
They were wed on August 13, 1977 at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Before having children, they traveled as often as possible. They purchased their family home in Brandon where they went on to raise their three sons, Stephen, Alexander and Christopher. Bob enjoyed working on computers, participating in Boy Scouts, collecting coins, dart league and spending time with his family. Sandy enjoyed drawing, painting, participating in Boy Scouts, advocacy groups, church events and spending time with family and friends.

Bob and Sandy are survived by their children, Steve, Alex, Chris and Marisa, and their grandchildren Sakiah, Braeden and Frank, and many other close family members.

Sandra Kay Zuke

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March 25, 1956 ~ February 17, 2017

Sandra Kay Zuke, 60, Brandon, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice Home, in Sioux Falls, surrounded by her family. Her husband, Robert “Bob” Zuke passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017.

A celebration of their lives will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Split Rock Lutheran Church, 48215 258th St. Brandon SD, 57005.

Sandy Zuke was born on 3/25/1956 to Gordon and Barbara Lee in Volga, SD. Bob Zuke was born on January 25, 1958 to William and Charlotte Zuke in Los Angeles, CA. Both Bob and Sandy attended and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Bob and Sandy met in college and quickly fell in love.
They were wed on August 13, 1977 at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Before having children, they traveled as often as possible. They purchased their family home in Brandon where they went on to raise their three sons, Stephen, Alexander and Christopher. Bob enjoyed working on computers, participating in Boy Scouts, collecting coins, dart league and spending time with his family. Sandy enjoyed drawing, painting, participating in Boy Scouts, advocacy groups, church events and spending time with family and friends.

Bob and Sandy are survived by their children, Steve, Alex, Chris and Marisa, and their grandchildren Sakiah, Braeden and Frank, and many other close family members.