Obituaries

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Luann Stoecker passes in Mesa, Arizona

Luann Stoecker, 85, formerly of McLaughlin, passed away on April 1, 2020, at Springdale Village, Mesa, Arizona, from kidney disease. She was born on July 10, 1934, to Wilbur and Blanche Harmon of Ashland, Kansas. She grew up in Ashland and graduated in 1952. She traveled with her father, a custom combiner, when she met Eugene Stoecker of McLaughlin. On […]

Geraldine Biel spent her life between Java and Mobridge

Geraldine Amanda Biel, 89, of Selby and formerly of Mobridge, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020. Geraldine was born on Dec. 22, 1930, to John and Ida (Naasz) Goetz in Java. She graduated in 1949 from Java High School. In 1951, she was united in marriage to Leonard Schmidtgall and they had five children. In 1979, she was […]

Phyllis Keszler loved to garden

Phyllis June Keszler, 74, former Mobridge resident, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Avera Healthcare Center in Eureka after a lengthy battle with illness. Phyllis Ruff was born to Phillip and Loretta (Hettich) Ruff in Mobridge, on June 13, 1945. She was the third of four children: brothers, Melvin and Gary, and sister, Virginia. It was during her […]

Sandra Renner devoted 39 years to teaching

Funeral services for Sandra Ann Renner, 69, of Pollock, were held on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Pollock Lutheran Church. Interment was in Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Sandra passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Linton Hospital in Linton, N.D. Sandra Ann Kruger was born on April 16, 1950, at Mobridge, […]

Nicole Mulligan rode horses before walking

Nicole Mulligan, 50, of Mobridge, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at her home in Mobridge. Nicole was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Nicole was born on Nov. 19, 1969, to Bill and Barbara (Fiddler) Mulligan, A son, Miles, was born on June 9, 1999, to Nicole and the late Richard […]

Dave Weleba was a funny, sweet man

David Lee Weleba, 55, of Mobridge, passed away peacefully at his father’s home in Cottonwood, Ariz. Dave was born on May 3, 1964, in Mesa, Ariz., to Gerald and Dorothy Weleba. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1982. In 1989, he met Lorie Daly. One short year later they were married on Jan. 19, 1990. Their first son, Daniel, […]

Darlys Hepper was dynamite in a small package

Funeral services for Darlys Hepper, 73, of Mobridge, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kesling Funeral Home. Darlys […]

Stuart Murdock, longtime resident, passes away in Aberdeen

Stuart Clinton Murdock passed away in his sleep on March 15, 2020, at Bethesda Home in Aberdeen. Stuart was born in Timber Lake in 1935, to Horace Clinton Murdock and Esther Mary (Parker) Murdock. He was baptized at Timber Lake Methodist Church, became a member of the church, and attended services whenever possible with his mother. Stuart’s father, H.C., died […]

Howard Sjomeling love his family and farm

Funeral services for Howard Sjomeling, 86, of Pollock, were held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Pollock Lutheran Church. Burial was in Kvernes Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Howard passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at his home. Howard Lynn Sjomeling, son of Gunder and Gena (Fjeldheim) Sjomeling, was born on Jan. 6, 1934, […]

Shirley Sodergren grew up in Mobridge

Shirley Sodergren, 84, went home to meet her Lord and her dear husband, Mel, on March 4, 2020, in Buffalo, Minn. Shirley Ann (Bartels) Sodergren was born to Hazel and Charles Bartels on Oct. 3, 1935, in Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1953. She graduated from National School of Business in Rapid City in 1954. She met […]


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