Virgil Eugene Rogers

February 26, 1939 ~ October 3, 2014

Virgil E. Rogers, 75, Garretson, died Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Services will begin at 10:00am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Inurnment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron.
Virgil Eugene Rogers was born February 26, 1939, in Burke, SD, to Doris Rogers. He attended school in Pierre, through the eighth grade when he left to start working full time on the farm for his uncle. Virgil basically farmed until 1996, when his health no longer allowed him to continue. Also in July 1996, Virgil married Marti Kron in Onida. The couple resided in Pierre until they moved to Sioux Falls in 2000. The couple worked side by side for Service Master cleaning commercial buildings.
Virgil was a man of simplicity. He worked hard and loved to read his Bible. It was his favorite pastime. He especially enjoyed having Bible study and lunch at his home. He also really loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Any time he could be involved in their lives, he found joy. Whether it was being reminded to fill up his coffee “to the rim” or chasing someone down the hall with a face full of shave cream, asking for a “Kiss and a moochie”, Virgil’s teasing and his contagious laughter will be somethings everyone will remember. You couldn’t help but laugh along with him when you heard it.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Marti; two daughters, Bonnie (Jim) Quinn, Rapid City, Darcy (Darin Prins) Rogers, Hardwick, MN; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Larry) Lange, Grandforks, ND, Teresa Peterson, Newfolden, MN; eleven grandchildren, Mandi, LaRae, Jacob, Kassandra, Megan, Janelle, Ethan, Sarah, Levi, Travis, and Kyle; sixteen great-grandchildren, Kyliauna, Haileigh, Carson, Kaydence, Urijah, Kenny, Shayleene, Shauna, Brieanna, Dallen, Keenan, Roirey, Emmaly, Samatha, Kaylee, and Zack; two siblings, Dwayne Mutucha, Burke, and Dorothy Kirney, Wagner; and two sister-in-laws, Mary Mutucha, Burke and Gladys Smith, Idaho.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lyle Smith, George Mutucha; one daughter, Brenda Hoffman, and “Grandpa J” Rogers.

Nancy Anne Waxdahl

March 3, 1942 ~ September 3, 2014

Waxdahl, Nancy_ovalNancy A. (Valentine) Waxdahl, 72, Sioux Falls, died at Sanford USD Medical Center, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 1-3pm, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am, Monday, September 8, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, with Pastor Laura Borman officiating. Interment will follow at the Egan Cemetery.

Nancy was born to John and Margarite (Billam) Valentine on March 3, 1942, in Flandreau and went to school in Egan, graduating in 1960. On March 11, 1961, she married Robert Waxdahl in Pipestone, MN, and made their home on a farm 4 miles south of Flandreau. After moving to Sioux Falls, Nancy was a foster parent for 20 years for Lutheran Social Services. She did many things during her life, but the highlight was working for the State Democratic Party and individual Democrats from the state. (Tom Daschle, Tim Johnson, Stephanie Herseth and others) She also worked other jobs like the Census Bureau, Olan Mills, ERA Real Estate.

Nancy’s family was also very important to her and she was very active in their lives while they were growing up. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a Boy Scout Den Mother, and a Lifetime PTA member and a Sunday School Teacher. Nancy also participated with Women’s Circle, and organizing Lay Leaders and other church activities.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bob; four children, Carolyn, Scott and Brenda (Doug Kolhoff) Waxdahl and Marcia Leichtman, all of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Christopher, Nicole, and Jeff Kolhoff, and Phillip and Alex Leichtman; six siblings; Connie Wendell, Flandreau, John (Barb) Valentine, Chandler, AZ, George Valentine, Sioux Falls, Carol (Gordon) Olson, Minnetonka, MN, Linda Valentine, Brooklyn Park, MN, and Jim (Jeanette) Valentine, New Hope, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

John Russell Peterson

January 14, 1942 ~ September 3, 2014
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John R. Peterson, 72, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 4-6:30 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 8, also at Heartland, with Pastor Lee Green officiating.

John Russell Peterson was born January 14, 1942 to Russell and Dorothea (Storsteen) Peterson in Veblen, SD. He attended school there through the fourth grade when his family moved to Sisseton to run the supper club and bowling alley. John was a true scholar. He graduated from Sisseton High and attended Northern State College. After graduation he took a position with the Social Security Administration. John was a hopeless romantic by proposing to the love his life, Cheryl on the 9th hole of the Sisseton golf course and hiding the engagement ring in a vocabulary book he had hollowed out. They married on July 5, 1969. John worked for over 25 years for the Social Security Administration. After his retirement, he sold long term care insurance for another 20 years.

John was very enthusiastic about everything he did. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and planting rocks. But most of all, he loved his family and spoiling his grandchildren. Golf was John’s passion. He started playing when he was very young and would hitch-hike to the course in Sisseton to play and won many tournaments and awards. John was a very kind and generous person who would help anyone, any way he could. His fun-loving sense of humor was seen by everyone who knew him.

John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl; two children, Heidi Peterson, Sioux Falls, and Ben (April) Peterson, Brandon; three grandchildren, Hunter, Jacob, and Harper Peterson; and two sisters; Jean (Dean) Banek, Sioux Falls, and Joan Neyra, Greenville, TX.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Dorothea.

In lieu of flower, memorials can be made to the Brandon Valley Booster Club in John’s memory.

Victor E. Wiebe

September 12, 1950 ~ August 31, 2014
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Victor E. Wiebe, 63, Rowena, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Family visitation will be 4-6 PM, Friday, September 5, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short service at 5:30 PM, followed by Full Military Honors. A reception will follow at the VFW in Brandon.

Victor E. Wiebe was born September 12, 1950, to Ozzie and Joyce (Hammer) Wiebe in Sioux Falls. He was raised and educated in the Canton area, on the family farm with his six siblings. Vic was known to be a prankster and with his brothers, many stories are to be told of their antics. In 1968, Vic joined up with the US Navy and went to Viet Nam for 6 tours. Upon his return, he traveled the west coast and Arizona for some time before returning to South Dakota. Vic worked various jobs including John Morrell, Frisbee’s Plumbing and Heating, and the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls before his retirement in 2000. On June 30, 1984, Vic married his wife of 30 years, Dawn Webb, in Madison, SD. The couple had one daughter, Leah.

Vic was a free spirited kind of a person with an adventurous nature as those that knew his best, can attest to. From early on, he loved his Harleys and belonged to a motorcycle club. They were a second family to him and he truly loved to hang out, ride poker runs or just party with his friends. His other love was his family and a special treat was taking Leah for rides on the bike or watching his grand-daughter, Ella. She would entertain him as she just meandered around the room or shared her M-n-M’s with him.

Vic will be deeply missed by his wife, Dawn, his three children, Jon and Bill Wiebe, Goldsboro, NC and Leah (Jacob) Brennan, Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Kayla & Andrew Wiebe, and Ella Brennan; four siblings, Duane (Mary) Wiebe, Canton, Gail (Mark) Jones, Burnsville, MN, Darla (Jim) Vennard, Beresford, and Darin (Joy) Wiebe, Kewaskum, WI; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lee Walter Stryzewski

July 8, 1959 ~ August 26, 2014
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A Celebration of Life and Remembrance Service sponsored by Yellow Cab will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Upper Terrace Park picnic shelter. All are welcome to come and share memories of Lee.

Lee W. Stryzewski, 55, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, of ongoing health issues.

Family will hold private services at a later date.

Lee is survived by 3 brothers, Mark, Scott, & Grant and1 sister, Ruth.