Obituaries

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Michael Kelly was a proud Irishman

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there… I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow… I am the diamond glints on snow… I am the sunlight on ripened grain… I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in […]

Van Ormans gave their all for family

Memorial services for Robert E. Van Orman, 80, and Joyce R. (Miller) Van Orman, 73, of Mobridge, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be at Glenham Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Robert passed away on Oct. 4, 2019, at Bowdle Nursing Home. Joyce passed […]

Farming was Robert Schumacher’s favorite life work

Mass of Christian Burial for Robert Schumacher, 72, of Timber Lake, was held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial was in Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Robert passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, of a heart attack, near Timber Lake. Robert “Bob” Schumacher […]

Sheryl Keller enjoyed friends Friday and steak Saturday

Funeral services for Sheryl Keller, 65, of Mobridge, were held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Sheryl passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Sheryl LaRee Keller was born on Nov. 4, 1953, in Isabel, to Gilbert and Elaine […]

Alma Skillingstad witnessed 100 years of a changing world

Funeral services for Alma Skillingstad, 100, of Mobridge, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Glenham, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation is Friday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kesling Funeral […]

‘Chick’ Gipp lived a full life

In the early morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, our dear brother, uncle and friend peacefully went home to be with Lord at the age of 78 at Sunset Drive-Prospera in Mandan, N.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ft. Yates, N.D., with Monsignor Chad Gion as celebrant. […]

Mary Berger passes in Richardton

Mary Ann Berger, 82, of Richardton, N.D., died Sept. 27, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Richardton. Inurnment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, N.D. Mary was born on Oct. 24, 1936, in McLean County to Nicholas […]

Ruth Truax was quintessential farm wife

Funeral services for Ruth H. Truax, 93, of Mobridge, will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Kesling Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service. Ruth passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Ruth […]

Earl Biel liked helping

Earl Biel, 85, of Mobridge, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Avantara Nursing Home in Ipswich due to cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at United Congregational Church with Pastor Keith Kraft officiating. Earl was born north of Java in Campbell County on March 7, 1934, a son of Dorothy […]

Vernon Johnson passes away in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Memorial services for Vernon Johnson, 88, of Minneapolis, Minn., will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Norway Lutheran Church, Glenham. Inurnment will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Vern passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Vern was born on Feb. 16, 1931, in Mobridge, to Joe […]


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