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April 16, 1935 - February 27, 2014
Arden Zielske, age 78, of Watertown, passed away February 27, 2014 in Watertown.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Reverend Joel Higgins officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2-5:00 p.m. at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Zielske, Mark Zielske, Kevin Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, James Bruns and Scott McNamar.
Arden Duane Zielske, the son of Alfred and Lois (Mayne) Zielske, was born on April 16, 1935 in Grant Township, Kossuth County, Iowa. He grew up and went to high school in Swea City, Iowa. He also attended North Iowa Area Community College. He married Mary Ann Loomer on August 21, 1955 in Swea City. The couple lived in communities of Swea City, Joice and Clarion, Iowa; Darwin and Trimont, Minnesota; and Lake Norden, SD, while Arden worked at various grain elevators and Cattail Crossing Golf Course. They retired to Branson, Missouri and then in 2007 the couple moved to Watertown to be closer to family.
He enjoyed fishing with his family along with collecting old wooden lures. His favorite past times were attending garage sales and auctions.
Arden is survived by his children, Nan (Pete) Nolte of New Richmond, WI, Duey (Regena) Zielske of Watertown, SD and Pam (fiancé Mark Stavrum) Zielske of Plymouth, MN; his brother, Dean (Dorothy) Zielske of Swea City, IA; his five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mary.
Eggena, Mary Jo (Mrs. Herman)
November 22, 1946 - February 21, 2014
Mary Jo Eggena, 67, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at her home in Watertown. Her celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Watertown with Pastor Sam Ellyson officiating. Natalie Berkey will be the soloist accompanied by Eloise Falk.
Visitation will be prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be at a later date.
Born November 22, 1946 in Huron, South Dakota, Mary Jo Eggena, the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle (Dahl) Stafford, graduated from Huron High School in 1964. Working as a waitress while attending Huron College, Mary Jo married Herman Eggena August 20, 1965. Early in their marriage the couple operated a retail store. A protective, nurturing mother, she devoted her time to raising her children and appreciated being a homemaker. She would set aside time to read the Bible with her children and discuss the teachings. No matter what you did, how angry she was, you always knew how much she loved you. She had a heart of gold and was very generous.
She opened her home to others and served the community. Mary Jo was a Girl Scout Troop leader and some of her family members were in her troop. She served as secretary of the Huron Citizen Band Radio Club was a Volunteer Weather Watch, and she participated in the Huron Community Theater as an actress, director and president. She was an active member and president of Wilson School PTA in Huron and later served as an elected member of the school board.
Mary Jo was self taught in computers and programming, a talent she shared with her children, especially her son, Timothy. She had numerous hobbies and countless interests including oil painting, singing, knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking. Although Mary Jo had a flair in all she did, her greatest interest was family, especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Despite being in pain, she never lost her sense of humor.
Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Herman; her children, Sherry (James) Rosheim of Superior, MT, Raymond Eggena and Joel (Melissa) Eggena all Aberdeen, SD and John (Cheryl) Eggena of Loves Park, IL; sisters, Nancy (Miguel) Penaranda of Huron, SD and Joan (Curt) Nettinga of Hot Springs, SD; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond in 1985 and Myrtle in 2010; her son, Timothy in 2011; and daughter-in-law, Karleen in 2013.
THE LAST FLOWER
World War XII, as everybody knows,
Brought about the collapse of civilization
Towns, cities, and villages disappeared from the earth
All the groves and forests were destroyed
And all the gardens, And all the works of art
Men, women, and children became lower
than the lower animals
Discouraged and disillusioned, dogs deserted their
Emboldened by the pitiful condition of the former lords
of the earth, rabbits descended upon them
Books, paintings, and music disappeared from the earth,
and human beings just sat around, doing nothing
Years and years went by
Even the few generals who were left forgot what the
last war had decided
Boys and girls grew up to stare at each other blankly,
for love had passed from the earth
One day a young girl who had never seen a flower
chanced to come upon the last one in the world
She told the other human beings
that the last flower was dying
The only one who paid any attention to her was a young
man she found wandering about
Together the young man and the girl nurtured the flower
and it began to live again
One day a bee visited the flower, and a hummingbird,
Before long there were two flowers, and then four,
and then a great many
Groves and forests flourished again
The young girl began to take an interest
in how she looked
The young man discovered that touching the girl was
pleasurable Love was reborn into the world
Their children grew up strong and healthy
and learned to laugh and run
Dogs came out of their exile
The young man discovered, by putting one stone upon
another, how to build a shelter
Pretty soon everybody was building shelters
Towns, cities, and villages sprang up
Song came back into the world
And troubadours and jugglers, And tailors and cobblers
And painters and poets, And sculptors and wheelwrights
And soldiers, And lieutenants and captains
And generals and major generals, And liberators
Some people went one place to live, and some another,
Before long, those who went to live in the valleys
wished they had gone to live in the hills
And those who went to live in the hills wished they had
gone to live in the valleys
The liberators, under the guidance of God,
set fire to the discontent
So presently the world was at war again
This time the destruction was so complete...
That nothing at all was left in the world
Except one man, And one woman, And one flower
by James Thurber
Oldfield, Ronald "Ron"
June 23, 1940 - February 20, 2014
Ronald D. "Ron" Oldfield , age 73, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Pastor Joel Higgins officiating. Music will be furnished by Lindie Woodring as soloist and Karen Mee as organist.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown and on Tuesday prior to the services at the church.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ron's grandchildren.
Active Pallbearers will be Dale Krueger, Harvey Schweitzer, Mannuel Gonzales, Dan Mortenson, Gene Bruns and Scott Harms.
Ronald Dale Oldfield was born on June 23, 1940 to Delmar and Berndetta (Schweitzer) Oldfield, Sr. in Washington, Iowa. He attended country school near Miller until the eighth grade. He worked for Jimco Ready Mix, and worked for a construction company for some time. He also worked for LaFramboise Construction and drove truck over the road.
On June 24, 1962 he married Ruby Gimbel at the Greenleaf United Methodist Church at Miller, SD. They lived in the communities of Ree Heights, Rapid City, Pine Ridge and Huron as Ron's work in road construction changed location.
Ron and Ruby moved to Watertown in 1968 and they owned and operated Watertown Recycling for five years and also R & R Construction. Ruby passed away on December 6, 2004. Ron had been a resident of Jenkins Living Center since June of 2010.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping in Canada. He was a member of the Watertown Snowmobile Club, Crystal Busters CB Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Ron is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Hartwig (Clayton Redwing), Regena (Duey) Zielske, and Rachelle (James) Bruns all of Watertown; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his sister, Sharon Krueger of Huron, SD; two brothers, Roger Oldfield of Virgil, SD, and Randy (Doris) Oldfield of Burbank, CA; and a sister-in-law, Jan Oldfield of Mission Veijo,CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby; and his brother, Delmar Oldfield, Jr.
Johnson, Mildred F. "Millie"
May 17, 1933 - February 17, 2014
Mildred F. "Millie" Johnson, age 80, of Watertown, SD, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Watertown Christian Church at 201 Golf Course Road (south of Derby Downs) in Watertown with Pastor Gerald Volk officiating. Music will be furnished by her granddaughters: Naomi Even, Lydia Schnaible, Jen Ramse, and Stephanie Jungers as soloists, Bonnie Keszler as soloist, and Nancy Maynard as pianist.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, and Joannie and Richard "Rip" Mills.
Active Pallbearers will be David Smith, Scott Jensen, Evan Bloom, Owen Bloom, Jason Cox and Allen Clarke.
Mildred F. Johnson was born on May 17, 1933 to Bert H.A. and Elsie B. (Beman) Hammond in Watertown, SD. She was raised in Watertown where she attended school and graduated from Watertown High School.
On June 30, 1953 she married Richard H. "Jim" Johnson in Bel Air, Maryland. Due to her husband's Naval career, she lived in various places, such as Philadelphia, PA, Greenwich, RI, Mora, MN, California and South Dakota. Mildred worked at Strong's Flowers in Watertown with the original owners. She was also the first carhop when the A & W first opened. Mildred also waitressed and tended bar for various businesses.
Mildred was a member of Watertown Christian Church and served as President of the Fleet Reserve Auxiliary in Paradise, CA. She sang in various choirs for different churches and once sang with the Billy Graham Crusade Choir.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, crocheting and fishing.
Mildred is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Tom) Hurst of Paradise, CA, Victoria (David) Smith of Watertown, SD, Elsie (Greg) Perrin of Lino Lakes, MN; her sons, Richard (Kathy) Johnson of Dayton, TX, and Stanley Johnson and Henry (VeraKay) Johnson of Watertown, SD; her sisters-in-law, Grace Hammond of Minneapolis, MN, and Diane Johnson of Aberdeen, SD; a brother-in-law, Neil (Betty) Johnson of Brookpark, OH; 15 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Joannie and Richard "Rip" Mills, Darlene Novak, and Carla and "Beaver" Bobzien.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard "Jim" on February 28, 1974; three brothers, Harry, Roy and Willard; and her sister, Lucetta Wallace.
June 1, 1918 - February 16, 2014
Esther Berg, 95, of Watertown passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown.
Her celebration of life will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kranzburg with a rosary prior to the service. Father Kenneth Koster will be the celebrant.
Visitation will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.
Interment will be at Holy Rosary Church Cemetery in Kranzburg.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Esthers granddaughters, Wendy Langseth, Kristie Cranor, Carmen Sumner, Laura Kelly, Tracie Loe, Robyn Adler, Kari Berg, Sarah Berg and Rachel Berg.
Pallbearers will be Shane Berg, Brian Berg, Mark Fogel, Bill Kennedy, Josh Kennedy and Ben Kennedy.
Esther Susan Berg, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Spartz) Holzemer, was born on June 1, 1918 in Amidon, North Dakota. The family then moved to Kranzburg, South Dakota where she attended school. She married Vincent Berg July 21, 1943 in Canute, Oklahoma. They settled in the Goodwin, South Dakota area where they raised their family. The couple was married over 40 years until Vincent passed away in October 1983. Esther remained in Goodwin until 2010 when she moved to Watertown.
She was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Ladies Altar Society.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, golfing, going to the casino, dancing and watching the Minnesota Twins. Esther especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Esther is survived by her children, Judy (Bill) Kennedy of Watertown, Joyce Berg of Watertown, Connie (Mark) Fogel of Sioux Falls and Richard (Carol) Berg of Castlewood; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian Holter of Brookings and Jeanne Amacher of Watertown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; six sons; one daughter-in-law; and 10 siblings.
April 21, 1925 - February 8, 2014
John Strait, 88, of Watertown, SD passed away February 8, 2014 at Estelline nursing home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Reverend Joel Higgins officiating, Karen Mee as organist, and grandson, Pastor Kelly Stickel delivering the eulogy.
Visitation will be 4-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 p.m. at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Gideon's, or First United Methodist Church.
Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown with Military Honors by VFW Frank H. Adams Post 750 of Watertown and the US Navy Funeral Honors Team.
Pallbearers will be Johns grandchildren, Damion Pregitzer, Jered Dieter, Jim Weber, Keith Jones, Corey Stickel and Craig Stickel.
John Nathan Strait was born April 21, 1925 in Codington County, South Dakota to Leonard Nathan and Zelda Linda (Mitchell) Strait. He grew up on a farm south of Kranzburg and attended Hamlin #1 graduating from the eighth grade. He enlisted in the US Navy on August 26, 1944, served on the NAAS in Kingsville, Texas. He married Betty Jane Tesch on June 22, 1945 in Kingsville. After being honorably discharged on April 5, 1946, John and Betty moved to Watertown where they owned and operated Cub Nut Hut and Western Union for 12 years. He also worked for Langenfeld Ice Cream for 5 years, County Highway for 5 years, Bartholow Construction in Huron for 28 years, Brownlee Construction 5 years and Stadley Construction as a heavy equipment operator.
He was a Lifetime member of Gideon's and served as State Literature Secretary, a Lifetime member of the VFW, The ARC, Christian Missionary Alliance Church and served in several offices, Lutheran Brethren Church and served on Property & Finance Committee and Building Committee.
He enjoyed his vehicles, hunting, puzzles, traveling, and popsicle stick crafting.
John is survived by his children, Dianne (Ray) Pregitzer, Ames, IA, Judi (Henry) Nieman, Watertown; son-in-law, Garry Stickel, Cochrane Alberta, Canada; sisters, Beverly Hemp, Watertown and Jeanette Cudmore of Mitchell; brother, Duane (Geraldine) Strait, Webster City, IA; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Rev. Gordon) Nusz, Flower Mound, TX and Orla Tesch, Frederic, WI; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty, February 27, 2006; son, John Robert; daughter, Bonnie Jane Stickel; sisters, Phyllis Fish and Leona Jankord; and brothers, Wesley and Clifford Strait.
Peterson, Gail L.
February 13, 1947 - February 8, 2014
Gail Lynette Peterson, 66 years of age, passed away in her home after suffering a stroke and pancreatic cancer. Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown with Pastor Dennis Hansen, presiding.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday with a brief time of remembrance and sharing at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Graveside rights will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown, SD.
Pallbearers will be James Odegaard, David Syverson, Ben Simon, Jeremy Vrchota, Caleb Schulz and Hunter Weber.
Gail Lynette Simon was born February 13, 1947, at Sisseton, South Dakota to Clarence and Evelyn (Anonson) Simon. She grew up in Sisseton and attended elementary and secondary schools there, graduating from Sisseton High School in 1965. Following high school she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where she worked as department store clerk, a credit approval clerk at Wards, at Sears Roebuck, and later at Foley Manufacturing. She also worked as a bank teller.
In May of 1966, Gail was in a motorcycle accident and suffered severe head injuries. She returned to Sisseton where she recovered at her parent's home for about a year. In 1967 she moved back to St. Paul where she worked in various jobs.
On February 14, 1968 Gail married Dennis Schulz in Minneapolis. Three daughters were born there, Tonia, Becky and Regena. They later moved to Sisseton and the Peever area where they made their home.
Gail was a devoted homemaker and mother, raising their children in Sisseton and in the Peever/Wilmot areas. They survived a house fire in the winter of 1974. They lost their home and all their possessions. Gail worked for many years as a receptionist and bookkeeper for her husband's various business endeavors. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Peever Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School and was involved in the Peever Lutheran Church Women. She was also active in the Peever Community Club.
Gail married the Reverend Gene R. Peterson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, SD on November 26, 1990. They traveled extensively in South Dakota while Pastor Peterson served as Synod Interim Pastor in many congregations. In 1998 they made their home-base in Watertown and Gail provided loving child care in their home for their eight grandchildren over the next ten years. She retired in 2008.
In the fall of 2013, she suffered a mild stroke and was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in November. She chose to remain at home under the care of her husband and daughters. She entered the hospice program on December 30, 2013 and died the morning of February 8, 2014 in her home surrounded by her beloved family.
Gail enjoyed many hobbies in her home including painting, sewing, quilting, and baking. She was an accomplished artist, writer and poet. She wrote many children's stories and had four of her poems published. She mostly enjoyed her beloved grandchildren and great grandchild.
Survivors include her husband, Gene; her three daughters, Tonia (Bill) Weber, Becky Kranz (fiance' Charles Knadle), and Gena (Paul) Urevig, all living in Watertown; eight grandchildren, Caitlin, Hunter and Olivia Weber, Kyndra and Kyler Kranz, Caleb Schulz, Charles and Jesse Urevig; one great grandchild, Melody Schulz; five sisters, Cassandra Damon of Sisseton, Carol (Buck) Fogel of Portland, OR, Marilyn (Todd) Baty of Chehalis, WA, Tamra (David) Bucklin of Camano Island, WA, and Pauline (Richard) Glynn of Grand Forks, ND; two brothers, William (Mary) Simon of Castlewood, SD and Richard Simon of Sisseton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents; a brother, Mikel Simon; and a grandchild, Kyrie Kranz.
Memorials may be sent to the Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown, SD or to Codington County Care Cancer Foundation (for families of cancer patients).
Mack, Bernice M.
March 28, 1921 - February 4, 2014
Bernice M. Mack, age 92, of Kranzburg, SD, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kranzburg with Father John Lantsberger as Celebrant and Father Kenneth Koster as Con-Celebrant.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m. followed by a rosary on Friday at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown and will continue on Saturday prior to the services at the church.
Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, Kranzburg, SD.
Pallbearers will be Dale Spartz, Leon Spartz, Michael Zaug, Mark Spartz, Jerry Fox and Rodney Mack.
Bernice Mary Mack was born on March 28, 1921 to Nicholas and Agnes (Staudacher) Spartz in Ashton, IA, and was baptized at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ashton, IA. The family moved in 1922 to farm south of Kranzburg, SD. Bernice was confirmed at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Bernice attended school through the tenth grade at Holy Rosary School and finished school at Watertown High School. She then completed one year of teachers college at Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD.
On November 22, 1944 she married Leo W. Mack at Holy Rosary Church in Kranzburg. They lived in Hamlin County until 1951 when they moved to Codington County.
Bernice taught at a country school for four years. Bernice and Leo had celebrated 34 years of marriage. Leo passed away on August 18, 1979.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Holy Rosary Altar Society. She enjoyed homemaking, quilting and gardening.
Bernice is survived by her children, Gary (Renae) Mack of Watertown, Kathleen (Don) Jager of Missoula, MT, Marvin Mack of Sioux Falls, Dennis (Cheryl) Mack of Watertown, Marian (Scott) Walter and Patrick (Cathy) Mack of Baltic; her sister, Sr. Muriel (Rita Mae) Spartz of Watertown; her sisters-in-law, Mary Mack and Jeanette Spartz of Watertown, and Wilma Spartz of Huron; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; her sister, Loretta Zaug; and three brothers, Vern, Joe and Greg Spartz.
Ross, Terence "Terry"
November 20, 1954 - January 29, 2014
Terence "Terry" Ross, age 59, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls after a five year battle with cancer. He is the son of Bob and Betty Ross of Watertown, SD.
A Celebration of his life will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD.
July 27, 1937 - January 27, 2014
Diosdada Nicart, 76, of Goodwin, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 in Watertown. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Father Kenneth Koster officiating.
Diosdada was born July 27, 1937 to Rofino and Maria (Magno) Bonita in Hernani E. Samar, Philippines, where she grew up.
She enjoyed dancing, walking, singing, shopping, dressing up, and relaxing on the beach.
Diosdada is survived by her children, Erlinda Calvadores, Lucina Candido, Mary Greber, Felix Calvadores, Marlyn Nicart and John Nicart; her 18 grandchildren; her 10 great grandchildren; and her sister, Lina Calvadores.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Emerita Calvadores.
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