Obituaries

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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. […]

David Rygh was man of many talents

David Anton Rygh, 69, of Sioux Falls, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2018, with his three daughters by his side, at the end of a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. David was born on Nov. 12, 1948, to Anton and Jeannette (Hagen) Rygh in Mobridge. He graduated from Selby High School in 1966. He […]

Keith Vojta Sr. had a passion for farming

Keith Wayne Vojta, Sr., age 78, of Frazee, Minn., formerly of Selby, passed away peacefully after complications from Parkinson’s disease and dementia on May 19, 2018, at Frazee Care Center of Frazee. Keith was born on June 21, 1939, in Mobridge, to George and Evelyn (Fransler) Vojta. He grew up and attended school in Selby and graduated in 1957. He was […]

Jack Coles spent 25 years as Foreign Service Officer

Bruce Oscar “Jack” Coles was born on June 30, 1932, in Mobridge, to South Dakota homesteaders Oscar and Stella Coles. Jack grew up on the homestead, attending Red Top School, west of the Missouri River, and graduated from Mobridge High School. He enrolled at South Dakota State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Science in 1954. In […]

Frances Ice loved her family, friends and faith

Frances K. Ice, 93, of Emporia, Kan., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Holiday Resort. Frances was born on Wednesday, October 8, 1924 in Timber Lake to John J. and Clara (Thomas) Schweitzer. She married John Ice in May of 1980. Frances worked as a waitress for most of her life. Faith was extremely important to […]

Family was important to James Manharth

James “Jim” A. Manharth, 79, of York, Neb., died Friday, July 13, 2018 in York. He was born May 22, 1939 in Mobridge to Paul and Emma (Twete) Manharth. Jim attended Aberdeen School of Commerce for a year before marrying Punky Merkel on August 25, 1960 in Selby. He served his country in the Army National Guard in South Dakota […]

Audrey’s main focus was family

Mass of Christian Burial for Audrey Hagel, 83, of Mobridge will be at a 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10 beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a scripture wake service at 7:00 p.m. at […]


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