Monthly Archives: November 2014

Darrell Dean Foreman

Darrell Dean Foreman, 84, of Orient, SD, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Fathers John Helmueller and Chester Murtha, celebrants. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at St. Liborius Church, Polo.

Darrell Dean was born August 18, 1930 in Faulkton, South Dakota to Frank and Julia (Weiss) Foreman. He grew up in the Orient area, attending Ontario Country School in rural Hand County and Miller High School. On September 14, 1957, he married Stella Lashman in Thorne, North Dakota. Together, they raised three children: Doyle, Sherry, and Sheila. In Darrell’s early years, he farmed on the family farm near Polo. In 1968, he started Foreman Sales which sells and operates buses throughout South Dakota.

Some of Darrell’s favorite hobbies were dancing, playing cards, traveling with his wife and family, hunting, and attending his children and grandchildren’s activities and special events. His most treasured moments were those spent with family. He lived his entire life on the family farm near Polo and was a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church in Polo.

His memory will be cherished by his wife, Stella of Orient; son, Doyle (Kay) Foreman of Miller; daughters: Sherry Roth of Sioux Falls and Sheila (Jon Waba) Foreman of Rapid City; grandchildren: Suzanne Roth of San Antonio, TX, Travis (Kassandra) Foreman of Orient, Jennifer Roth of Sioux Falls, Cody Foreman of Madison, Kristina Roth (Jason Jeremiason) of Sioux Falls, and Kayla Foreman of Miller; and great grandchildren: Teagan, Kyler and Kelsa Foreman of Orient.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Julia Foreman; sisters: Evelyn McKown and Marilyn Peterka; brothers-in-law: Darle McKown and Howard Peterka; son-in-law, Kevin Roth; and great granddaughter, Kendree Foreman.


Lenarda Swaney

May 3, 1942 – November 23, 2014

Lenarda Swaney, 72, of St. Lawrence, died Sunday, November 23 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 29 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Rev. Scot Tutt officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service all at the St. Lawrence Community Church. Burial will follow at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller.

Lenarda Bell Parmely was born, the youngest of ten siblings, to Ferrill and Mabel (Campbell) Parmely in Miller, SD on May 3, 1942. She grew up south of St. Lawrence and attended West Horseshoe Bend Country School. She graduated from Miller High School in 1960.

On April 6, 1961, she married Gene Swaney at the United Methodist Church in Miller. They spent their 53 years of married life working side by side on a farm north of St. Lawrence.

Lenarda was baptized in the St. Lawrence Community Church on August 19, 1979. During her married life she and Gene and their family attended the rural Sunbeam Community Church and the Nazarene Church in Miller. For the past 40 years Gene and Lenarda have been very active in the life and activities of the Community Church of St. Lawrence.

Lenarda was a life time member of Weight Watchers and also served on the staff. She bowled on Women’s and Couples’ Leagues for many years. She worked at various jobs including cleaning at Wilbur’s Feed and Seed, Pearson’s Greenhouse, Dakota Expedition, Carr Pheasant Farm, and a carpet cleaning business with Phyllis Chipman.

Her life centered around service to others. She was constantly taking care of someone and lending a helping hand. She was an avid shipper and bargain hunter. She loved to make jelly and cook for others. She enjoyed big family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and siblings.

Lenarda also knew how to have fun. She liked to play cards and dance the two step with her beloved husband, Gene.

Lenarda loved farm life. She worked right beside Gene in the field, working cows and guiding hunters. She loved her family and the two of them spent many hours traveling to their children’s and grandchildren’s events. Gene and Lenarda did some traveling together and liked to go fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Swaney; one son, Duran (Carol) Swaney of St. Lawrence; three daughters, Tyann (Brian) Jones of Miller, Terice (Mark) Ketelhut of Miller, Lanice (Jody) Sawvell of Wall; 12 grandchildren, Brent and Tyler Swaney, Will, Jack and Eli Jones, Colton, Tate and Abigail Ketelhut, Casey, Kailey, Camden and Kassidy Sawvell; two great-granddaughters, Jaden Swaney and Vailynn Welk; five siblings, Mildred (Lowell) Engel of Black Hawk, Marles (Roger) Dean, Margaret Starks of Miller, James (Genevieve) Parmely of Box Elder, Beth (Jack) Engel of Texas; four sisters in law, Ellen Parmely, Ruby Parmely, Donna Swaney, and Betty (Loral) Liedtke; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Wayne Parmely, sister and brother in law, Viola and Junior Ford, brother Clark Parmely, brother and sister in law, Otis and Natalee Parmely, brother in law Lyle Swaney, brother in law Richard Starks, daughter in law, Lori Swaney, and one infant daughter.

Clorene Resel

Clorene Resel, 92, of St. Lawrence, died Thursday, October 30 at the Good Samaritan Center in Miller. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 Tuesday, November, 4th at the First Presbyterian Church in Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Visitation will be Monday, November 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service all at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Burial will be at the St. Lawrence Cemetery in St. Lawrence.

Clorene Resel was born January 22, 1922 to Clyde and Nancy Lorena (Jeffris) Loomis at St. Lawrence, SD. She attended school in St. Lawrence until 1937, and graduated from McGrath, MN in 1939 after moving with there with her family. After graduation she returned to St. Lawrence to work with various families in the community.

Clorene married Lawrence Resel on November 30, 1942 in St. Lawrence, where they began their married life farming. Her lifelong devotion was working alongside her husband and raising their 3 sons.

After the passing of Lawrence in 1975, Clorene continued farming with their oldest son Duane. Clorene enjoyed every aspect of farm life, whether it be driving the tractor, working the farm ground, packing the silage pile, taking a shift of calving, or cooking a meal for the men. She continued these duties until the later portion of her life.

Clorene took great pride and pleasure in the activities that her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were involved in.

Grateful for sharing her life are her 3 children, Duane (Sally) Resel of Miller, Lyle (Becky) Resel of Wessington, Dale (Leanna) Resel of St. Lawrence; 8 grandchildren, Stephan (Lori) Resel, Stephanie (Boney) Bonebright, Sarah Resel, Jason (Marissa) Resel, Chad (Tracy) Resel, Ryan Resel, Trisha (Scott) Teason, Mick (Crystal) Resel; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; 4 sisters and 1 brother, Mary Thomson, Marjorie Kuhlman, Joyce Zielinski, Joanne DeSmet, and James Loomis.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband and 2 sisters, Ruth Rezabek, and Norma Jean Nelson