Monthly Archives: April 2015

Maxine Grace

Maxine Grace, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Pastor Mark Johnsen officiating. Burial will follow at GAR Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Maxine was born August 31, 1925 at Archer, Nebraska to Thure and Ruth Anderson of Palmer, Nebraska. Maxine received her education at Palmer Public School and graduated in 1943. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska. She worked at the PMA office as the chief office clerk.

On October 15, 1950 she married Donald Grace at the Church of Chris in Palmer, Nebraska. In March of 1953 she and Don moved to Miller, SD where they farmed. In 1993 they retired to St. Lawrence, SD.

Maxine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, UMW, circle and choir. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She loved her bridge and pitch club.

Maxine is survived by son: Curt Grace of Miller; daughter: Kelly (Michael) Podhradsky of White; grandchildren: Amber (Clay) Miller of Volga, Andy (Raine) Brand of Huron, Ashley Haigh of Aberdeen, Jacob and Hannah of White; and great grandson: Gage of Volga.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two grandchildren, Dustin and Shelby.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Maxine’s arrangements.


Dorothy Engelmann

Dorothy Ann, second daughter of Roy Allison and Stacy Anna (Koc) Hoefs, was born November 3, 1935. The family resided in Ree Heights until 1940 when they moved to Miller. Dorothy graduated from Miller High School in 1953. After graduation, she began working in the school office. After three years, she quit to marry Karl Engelmann on May 12, 1956, in the old St. Ann’s Catholic Church. They lived on the family farm 5 miles from Miller.

Dorothy returned to work at the school in January of 1958, working off and on for a total of 44 years. The last 22 years as the business manager; retiring in 1998.

Karl and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and camping, seeing many of God’s wonders. Dorothy was a member of the little flower band Altar Society until becoming a part of the church Altar Society. She was a baptized into the Catholic faith and a devote member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Praying the rosary daily was very important to Dorothy.

Listening to the Ham Radio was a favorite pastime of Karl and Dorothy. She continued even after Karl became a “silent key” (passed away). Her call signal was KBOYPN.

Grateful to have shared in her life are her children: Marilyn Engelmann of Miller, and Chuck (Sue) Engelmann of Brookings; five grandchildren: Andy, Laura, Pete, Zeke, and Rachel, all of Brookings; two great grandchildren: Hannah and Asher of Brookings; sister-in-law, Fannie Engelmann of Miller; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Mary Alice Vaughn.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Dorothy’s arrangements.

Elden “Fudder” Moser

Elden “Fudder” Moser, 83, of Miller, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Pastor Scot Tutt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the St. Lawrence Community Church.

Elden “Fudder” Carl Moser was born January 19, 1932 at the family farm near Rosehill to H.J. and Pauline (Fastnacht) Moser. He grew up on the farm and graduated from the 8th grade at Rosehill. After walking sixteen miles to meet his military draft, he served in the 11th Airborne (Army) Combat in the Korean War on the front line infantry; serving from 1952 to 1954. He returned home and married the love of his life, Norma Jean Anderson on July 7, 1954. During this marriage, six children were born. Fudder worked very hard as a farm hand, spent several years as a butcher and then working construction for Westcott’s for 37 years.

Fudder’s greatest passions were hunting, fishing, making sausage, jerky, spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed dancing and music. He loved planting and tending to his garden and loved watching and protecting his chicken, ducks, and geese. He took great pride in teaching his grandkids and family the joys of hunting and fishing. He loved family gatherings, as family time was very important and time spent visiting with his many friends.

His memory will be cherished by his precious wife, Norma; children: Linda (Leon) Snay, Larry (Shirldene) Moser, Cynthia (John) Bowar, Eugene (Sherry) Moser, Lawrence (Shannon) Moser, and Barbara (Marlon) Weyand; 20 grandchildren: Lisa (Robby) Richardson, Chris (Stephanie) Martchinske, Kenny (Jaime) Martchinske, Jenny (Cody) Sivertsen, Nalana Bowar, Paula (Waylon) Pearson, Penny Snay, Christina Artman, Dustin (Tiffiany) Moser, Matthew (Tiffany) Moser, Celeste Moser, Carl Moser, Jessica (Cody) Moser, Douglas (Brittany) Moser, Desiree Moser, Kimberly Moser, Jacob Moser, Courtney Moser, Clint Weyand, and Paige Weyand; 24 great grandchildren: Kaitlynn and Kassidy Dyer, Kaden Pearson, Chase and Chandler Arland, Jonathan and Joslynn Tassler, Mya and Jayden Lamar, Malcolm Reid, Kennidy Lindner, Landon, Bentley, and Ava Martchinske, Sarah Martchinske, Toby Sivertsen, Memphis, Skylar and Terence Frueh, and Wyatt and Thomas Moser and four step brothers and sisters, Braxden and Ma’Kenna Moser and our brand new Connor Moser, along with eight adoptive great grandchildren; two sisters: Elaine (Darrell) Peterman and Sherry (Larry) VanZee; one brother, Richard (Ardessa) Moser; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Virginia Kelsey; and many many family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Leroy, Clarence, and Bud Moser.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Fudder’s arrangements.

Jonathan Harvey Glover

Burke: Jonathan Harvey Glover was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Greenfield Township, Brown County, S.D., to Roy S and Sena Glover, the sixth in a family of eight children. A sister, Grace Caroline, died at birth.

Harvey grew up on the family farm, attending his first eight years of school at a country school 2 ½ miles away. He later attended three years of high school, one year being spent in Frederick his junior year as he wanted to play football, graduating from Hecla in 1943.

Harvey had a lifelong love of farming. At the age of 10, he started working in the fields. At the age of 13, he was part of a threshing crew that hauled bundles using six teams of horses. Shortly after graduating from high school, Harvey worked for a neighbor all day in the fields and milking 8 to 10 cows by hand at night for $80.00 a month.

In the fall of 1943, Harvey joined the U.S. Navy and started basic training in Farragut, Idaho. Within a month, he became ill with rheumatic fever and was flown to a naval hospital in Corona, Calif., where he spent six months recuperating. Harvey was then re-assigned to active duty as Master of Arms, but requested that he have sea duty. His assignments at sea were trigger man, yeoman and the relay man at General Quarters. When the war ended, Harvey stayed in the Navy so that he could travel through the Panama Canal on the ship.

After the Navy, Harvey attended Brookings College, graduating in three years with a masters in ag economics and animal husbandry.

On Oct. 24, 1947, Harvey married Lois Alley of Orient, and to this union, seven children were born. After college, Harvey worked in the Ag Economics Department as an extension livestock marketing specialist, then a GI instructor at Brookings High school. Harvey then moved to Orient to work on his father-in-law’s farm, fulfilling his lifelong love of farming. He quit farming when he became ill with sleeping sickness. At the request of a good friend from the Extension service, he came to Burke to take a job as a county agent in 1955. He had no intention of staying, but liked the area so much he ended up staying 60 years. In 1960, Harvey began work at Burke State Bank as their ag loan officer, where he also was a realtor and prepared income tax. In 1968, Harvey changed his career yet another time and began working for IDS as a financial representative and continued preparing income tax, selling real estate and farming on the side.

In 1978, Harvey met Gigi White, and to this union, four children were born. Harvey’s years at Burke were filled with public service. He was appointed to the Gregory County Board of Education, where he served for a few years. Harvey was also appointed to the West River Conservancy Board and the State Board of Water and Natural Resources. He also served on the board of Community Memorial Hospital for over thirty years, many of those years as the chairman.

In 1992, Harvey again suffered illness, having a stroke. He spent over three months in the hospital and had to learn to walk again. His love of people and life and his love for his family motivated him to get better. Harvey didn’t stop working. He still clerked auction sales, sold real estate and was a financial consultant. In the summers, he mowed the apartment house, rental house and his own lawn — it was the next best thing to farming. Many times he expressed how much he enjoyed a trip to California in 2002 that his daughter Stephanie planned. He often spoke about the Honor Flight he took in April 2009.

Harvey was a tremendous help to his wife Gigi, helping her in whatever capacity that he could, but especially in being a loyal, loving husband. Grateful for having shared Harvey’s life are his children: Tom (Peg) Glover, Burke; David (Judy) Glover, Kearney, Neb.; Deb Leibel, Burke; Marsha (John) Broadbooks, Sioux Falls; Gary (Dawn) Glover, Burbank; Stephanie (James) Meyers, Aberdeen; Dillon Glover, Sioux Falls; and Seth Glover, Sioux Falls. Harvey is survived by one sister, Cynthia Johansen, Visalia, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Harvey in death were sons: Jonathan Harvey Jr. and Jared Frederick; daughter, Arlene Hazel; son-in-law, Butch Leibel; parents, Roy S. and Sena Glover; brothers: Fay, Lauren and Bill; and sisters: Ina, Marian and Grace.

Harvey will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the civic center in Burke.

Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at Clausen Funeral home in Burke. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to funeral service on Saturday at the civic center.