James Jerry Hoogeveen

May 22, 1937 ~ February 7, 2015
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James J. Hoogeveen 77, of Brandon, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at his home.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, in the afternoon with family present 5-7pm. A short service will take place at 7pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 11th at Valley Springs Reformed Church at 10am. Interment will follow at at Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids, IA, with Full Military Rites.

James Jerry Hoogeveen was born May 22, 1937, in Lester, IA, to Henry & Clara (Bick) Hoogeveen. He grew up in Lyon County and attended and graduated public school in Doon, IA. After graduation he worked at Lems Auto Recycler full-time until he entered the US Army in June, 1960. He took his basic training at Fort Hood, TX and was stationed in Germany with the 34th Division B & Company, until he was discharged in May 1962.

Jim was married to Delores Aeilts until her death in 1996. He was a member of the First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids. Jim worked for the Iowa State Department of Transportation for thirty years. He retired at the age of 60 years. He was a member of The Rock Rapids Fire Department for 32 years and the American Legion Post #103 in Rock Rapids, IA for 30 years.

On July 29, 1997, he was united in marriage to Ivy Vallejo at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, IA. Jim and Ivy did lots of traveling and had special memories of traveling to Okinawa, Japan, and traveling with his brother-in-law, Delmer, and his wife, Faye, over most of the United States.

Jim had lots of good memories as a kid fishing & swimming with all his old friends in Doon. He also loved golfing and playing volleyball. In his older years, Jim enjoyed going fishing with all his buddies in Oklahoma, South Dakota and Minnesota. When he wasn’t out fishing, you would see him working on his yard. Even though he had no children of his own, he was important in the lives of a lot of extended family and friends children. He was always there at birthday parties, graduations and baptisms. They could always expect a high five, piece of candy, and hug from “Uncle Jim.”

On September 29, 2014, Jim was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sadly, James 77, of Brandon, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at his home, with Ivy at his side.

He is survived by his wife, Ivy, of 17 years; two sisters, Muriel (Vince) Lemonds, Doon, IA, and Gwen (Roger) Ditzel, Beaver Creek, OH; one brother, Jack (Barb) Hoogeveen, Rock Rapids, IA; three step-children, Rick Vallejo, Okinawa, Japan, Leah Erks, Brandon, SD, and Tami Vallejo, Sioux Falls, SD; ten grandchildren and one great-grand child, Jaxon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Henry & Clara Hoogeveen, wife Dolores, brother-in-laws Vince LeMonds, Roger Ditzel, Ray Aeilts, Harold Aeilts.

The family requests no flowers. Instead a memorial has been established in Jim’s honor.

Mark Matthew Lloyd

June 20, 1967 ~ January 31, 2015
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God took a wonderful man too soon. Mark Matthew Lloyd passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer at age 47.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon. Interment will follow at the Brandon Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m.

Born June 20, 1967 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Gaylan and June (Shay) Lloyd. He attended Riverside Junior High School. When he was in 7th grade the family moved to Luverne, MN where he graduated in 1985. He then attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, IA. He worked at IBP, Hills Stainless Steel, LVO Manufacturing, Northwest Roofing, Countryside Directory, Sioux Falls Auto Auction, Summit Auto Group, and most recently as the service manager for three Billion Automotive stores in Sioux City.

Mark was joined in marriage to Sally Deutsch September 23, 1989 at St. Mary’s Church in Ellsworth, MN. They lived in Ellsworth until September of 1996 and moved to Brandon, South Dakota. They raised 3 sons, Austin, Collin, and Aydin, and he was their most vocal supporter. Mark is due to be a grandfather in March.

Mark is survived by his wife, Sally; sons, Austin (Shannon Klaassen), Little Rock, IA, Collin (Sam Rote) and Aydin all of Brandon, SD; brother Joe (Kristi) Lloyd, Inwood, IA; sisters Penni (Brent) Gilbert, O’Neil, NE, Julie (Marc) Mozak, Sioux city, IA, Susan (Tim) Middagh, Worthington, MN; brothers-in-law Randy (Carla) Deutsch, Sioux Falls, SD; Jeff (Laurie) Deutsch, Ellsworth, MN; Danny Deutsch, Ellsworth, MN; Gary (Brenda) Deutsch, Gilbert, AZ; sister-in laws, Cathy Deutsch, Ellsworth, MN; Mary (Daryl) Kramer, Ellsworth, MN; Uncle Jim and Aunt Deloris Shay, Sioux City, IA; and survived by many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his parents, Gaylan and June Lloyd and mother-in-law Leoris Deutsch.

Jeanette Delores Risting

December 18, 1934 ~ January 30, 2015
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Jeanette D. Risting, 80, Sioux Falls, died Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 11am, Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 9am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jeanette Delores Blankenhagen, was born December 18, 1934 in Sanborn, MN, to Alfred and Emma (Hengel) Blankenhagen. She was raised in the Sanborn area and attended and graduated from Sanborn High School. While working in the Mankato area, she met and married Mel Risting in 1957. The couple had four children. The family relocated to Sioux Falls in 1960, where Jeanette took a position in “House Keeping” at Sioux Valley Hospital. She had worked there for over 32 years, when she retired in 2000.

Jeanette was a very determined and strong woman. She worked through many difficult times, without complaint, and demonstrated her strong faith in God quietly. She was very kind to everyone and never had anything bad to say about anyone. Her children and grandchildren were her driving motivation and she loved every moment with them. Whether it was filling them with M-n-M’s and refilling the orange bowl constantly, making a large meal of roast and mashed potatoes for her family, or cheesecake, Jeanette was always in her glory with her family around her. Jeanette loved to play cards, listen to music, dancing, and watching sports. She was also a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

Jeanette will be deeply missed by her four children, Debra Roth, Bridgewater, Kathy (Ron) Rick, Brandon, Mike (Bonnie) Risting, Forest Lake, MN, and Vicki Hughes, Arvarda, CO; nine grandchildren, Mike, Brian, Nicki, Sandie, Chad, Michelle, Alexandra, Cory, and Ryan; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Dorothy Nachreiner, MN and Ellie DeWitt, MD.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Emma (Hengel) Blankenhagen and one brother, Don.

E. David Frost

April 22, 1945 ~ December 21, 2014
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David Frost, 69, Trent, SD, lost his battle with cancer on December 21, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A memorial AA meeting will be held January 20, 2015, in Arizona. His ashes will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.

E. David Frost was born April 22, 1945, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Earnest and Lorraine (Stageberg) Frost. He was a firefighter in Sioux Falls until 1977, when he moved his family to Arizona. Dave enjoyed motorcycles, computers and photography. He was active in AA for more than 30 years in both AZ and SD.

He is survived by his 4 children, 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 9 nieces/nephews.

His family thanks everyone for their love and support.

Jay Andrew Johnson

February 3, 1972 ~ January 13, 2015
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Jay A. Johnson, 42, Brandon, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from a sudden health issue.
Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, January 17, also at Heartland Funeral Home with Lee Green officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery.

Jay Andrew Johnson was born February 3, 1972, to K. Joe and Marion (Baldwin) Johnson. He was raised and attended school in Brandon. Jay worked with his father in the family business at Rainbow Sports Cards. His other interest was buying and fixing up houses. He was self-taught in construction and he wasn’t afraid to attempt anything. This also was a business he and the love of his life, Jessica could do together. They were married on July 13, 1990 in Sioux Falls and were inseparable. Their life revolved around their three children, Typhinie, Courtland, and Mikayla. More recently, his grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby, dominated “Papa’s” love, time and attention.

Jay liked to keep life simple; work, family, and friends. Whether it was just hanging out at home, fishing at the river, and camping at Lake Thompson, Jay just enjoyed being with his family or friends.

Jay will be deeply missed by his wife, Jessica; three children, Typhinie (Tommy) Carland, Sioux Falls, Courtland Johnson and Mikayla Johnson, of Brandon; his mother, Marion Johnson, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby; three siblings, Mike (Debbie) Johnson, Sioux Falls, Adam (Carol) Johnson, Brandon, and Jody (Bill) Sundvold, Garretson, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

Jay is preceded in death by his father, K. Joe Johnson and one brother, Joseph Johnson.