Obituaries

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Bertha Sandmeier loved playing, winning at games

Funeral services for Bertha Sandmeier, 91, of Baker, Mont., were held Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Burial was in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Bowdle under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Bertha passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home in Baker. Bertha was the 13th of 17 […]

‘Buzz’ Andrews illustrated ‘53 MHS Tiger yearbook

Dick “Buzz” F. Andrews Jr., passed away peacefully on July 31, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. Dick was born on July 4, 1935, in Dickinson, N.D. As an infant his family moved to Mobridge, Dick graduated from Mobridge High School in 1953. He was co-captain of the 1952 Tigers football team and was the 1952 Homecoming King. After graduation he joined […]

Mike Grismer cut hair in Mobridge

Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert “Mike” Grismer was held at St. Martin’s Church in Sturgis on Friday, July 13, 2018. Inurnment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery. A celebration of Life was held for family and friends in Black Hawk. Norbert “Mike” Grismer was born on Nov. 7, 1935, to Henry and Katherine (Mitzel) Grismer at Trail City. Norbert […]

Dan Kopp managed Larson Lumber

Daniel Lee Kopp was born on Dec. 10, 1957, to Walter and Eileen (Sunde) Kopp in Luverne, Minn. He was raised on a farm near Kenneth, Minn., and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1975. He attended Pipestone Vocational and graduated from the Lumberyard Management program. In 1977, he moved to Chamberlain to work at Peavey Lumber. On Sept. 17, […]

Shayne Merkel was meticulous craftsman

Funeral services for Shayne Merkel, 50, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Kesling Funeral Home with Pastor David Warner officiating. Shayne passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Shayne was born in Stockton, Calif., on April 18, 1968, to Steve and Judy (Jung) Merkel. In August of 1968, Shayne and his parents moved […]

Hazel Quenzer had a talent for running motels

On July 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at her own home in Keller, Texas, Hazel Katherine Quenzer entered into rest with our eternal Father. Hazel Katherine Quenzer never wanted to cause anyone to do anything special “just for her.”  She had all arrangements made through the Neptune Society in Keller, Texas.  The service will be held at Kesling Funeral […]

Zane Schulz was longtime local carpenter

Zane Schulz, 68, of Mobridge, passed away peacefully Aug.3, 2018, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls after a courageous battle with cancer. Zane was born Nov. 15, 1949, to Rudy and Helen (Moser) Schulz in McLaughlin. In school, he was involved in Boy Scouts and numerous sports. He graduated from McLaughlin High School in 1968. Zane was united in […]

Dakota Farias was kind, active, skilled

Memorial services for Dakota Farias, 18, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Family Worship Center. Committal services were held at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge Dakota passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, in Buffalo, where he was employed for the summer. Dakota was the son of Strawberri Deacon and Jose […]

Martha dabbled in oil painting

Funeral services for Martha Pawelski, 95, formerly of Mobridge, were held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Interment was in Mobridge City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Martha passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Selby Nursing Home. Martha was born on March 28, 1923, to John and Rosina (Ladner) Kranzler. […]

Douglas Anderson was commander of Mobridge National Guard

Douglas Anderson, 83, of rural Glenham, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen due to injuries suffered in a fall, followed by a stroke. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Norway Lutheran Church, north of Glenham. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. […]


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