Robert Charles Zuke


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.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Splitrock Lutheran Church in conjuction with the services for his wife, Sandra.

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Sandra Kay Zuke


March 25, 1958 ~ 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.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Splitrock Lutheran Church in conjuction with the services for her husband, Robert.

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Susan Fay (Rand) Hill

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November 17, 1973 ~ February 16, 2017

Susan Hill, 43, Sioux Falls, was received into Heaven’s gates Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Public viewing will begin at 4pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Central Church, (3102 W. Ralph Rogers Rd, Sioux Falls) with Family present from 5-6:30pm. Funeral Services will begin at 7pm. A private interment is scheduled at the Monroe Reformed Church Cemetery.

Do to a large number of requests, Susan’s Funeral Service will be streamed LIVE from Central Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The website is The service will begin at 7 PM. Streaming will sign on early.

Susan Fay Rand was born on November 17, 1973, to Ivan and the late Evelyn (Winkel) Rand, in Dell Rapids, SD. Susan grew up on a farm near Colton, SD, and graduated from Tri-Valley High School, and North Central University. While at North Central, she worked at Teen Challenge, a position that helped prepare her for ministry, as well as for foster care.

Susan married Christopher Hill in 2008, and together, they became foster parents to 11 children. They shared a love of life and for each other that was contagious. From telling each other “olives to you” when they felt that they weren’t serious enough to say “I love you,” to their fun loving comments like, “You’re really nice for a boy/ You’re really nice for a girl,” it was obvious that they truly enjoyed each other! They enjoyed going to fairs together and hiking; even with stage 4 cancer, Susan was able to hike in the Ozark Mountains and the Grand Canyon!

Susan’s life was forever changed with a diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer in 2007. She became active in cancer awareness and raising funds for research, especially in the Relay for Life. In 2013, Susan was the honorary Chair and keynote speaker for the Relay, giving a speech entitled, “I Will Fight, and I Will Win!” While she eventually succumbed to cancer, she did win, because she beat the odds in surviving and thriving as long as she did, and because she was able to keep her positive attitude until the end. Susan was proud of the fact that she survived 4 1/2 years with stage 4 cancer!

Susan used the cancer as a reason to help others, and became somewhat of a local celebrity when she started dressing up herself and her infusion pole for her weekly chemo infusions. She would then visit other patients, giving out candy and spreading cheer. She loved drawing people into her shenanigans! Susan also described what it is like to live with terminal cancer on the website No matter how bad the news would sometimes be, she would always find the positives in her situation. Her faith was extremely important to her and pole decorating and Caringbridge became a ministry for her.

Susan loved, and was loved by her coworkers and managers at FedEx, and earned the nickname “Smiley” for a reason!

Susan will be deeply missed by her husband, Chris; father, Ivan Rand, Sioux Falls, brothers, Elden (Wendy) Rand and Ryan (Kayla) Rand; mother and father-law, Raymond and Mary Porzio, FL; brothers-in-law, Eugene (Deborah) Hill and Steven (Ronna) Hill, NJ; many nieces and nephews, and 11 foster children, including the current foster son, Terrence.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Rand.

A memorial has been established to the Avera Cancer Institute for Research in Susan’s memory.

Edward Oscar Osborne

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July 11, 1938 ~ February 14, 2017

Edward O. Osborne, 78, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday February 14, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with heart disease.

Memorial services will be 1:30 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017, at Church at the Gate, 6820 W. 26th St. Sioux Falls. Full Military Honors will follow.

Edward O Osborne was born in Farmington, MI, on July 11, 1938, to Hazel and Edwin Osborne. He attended school in Farmington until he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955. After serving stateside and abroad, Ed completed his military duties in August of 1959, at Ellsworth AFB and chose to make South Dakota his permanent home. Ed spent his lifetime in household sales, specializing in vacuum cleaners. In 1990, he opened Edie O’$ Casino on West 41st St., Sioux Falls. In 2004, Ed finally asked Laurel to marry him after 21 years of dating, and they were wed.

Ed will be deeply missed by his wife, Laurel; ten children; twenty-nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren; Ed is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene Osborne and Chuck Woodruff; and two sisters, Maxine Stanek and Marilou Himmelspach.

Russell James Roth

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January 30, 1954 ~ February 7, 2017

Russ J. Roth, 63, Valley Springs, died Monday, February 7, 2017, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be 2-4pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Funeral Services will be 10:30am, Monday, February 13, also at Heartland. Interment will follow at Beaver Valley Lutheran South Cemetery.

Russell James Roth was born January 30, 1954, in Sioux Falls, to Deward and Rosemary (Volk) Roth. He attended school in Sioux Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972. Russ went to work immediately in the auto restoration business. He worked in several different businesses doing everything from painting to rebuilding from the ground up. He was very mechanical and had a photographic mind. Russ could look at a set of specs or blueprints and go back to work on a car and remember everything. Russ lived in Corson, where he ran his own business for a while before he moved out to his home in Valley Springs. Unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse and he was unable to continue on with the hard work the car business required.

Russ loved to have fun. Camping, Corvette shows, poker runs and Harley rides were main attractions in his life. During a Fourth of July bonfire and party at his home 12 years ago, Russ met Carol Egert. Sparks ignited, along with the fireworks, and the couple has-been together ever since. Carol and Russ shared their love for dogs and their English bulldog and Pug were pampered beyond control.

Russ will be deeply missed by his love for the last 12 years, Carol Egert; his father, Deward Roth, Brandon; two siblings, Vicki (Daniel) Wells, Littleton, CO, and Scott (Pam) Roth, Baltic; one aunt, Lillian Roth, Hastings, NE, and Wendell (Marilyn) Roth, Sioux City, IA; two very close friends, Gary Wittle, Baltic and Grant Robinson; and many cousins and other friends.

Russ was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary.