Monthly Archives: June 2017

William “Bill” Oligmueller

William “Bill” Oligmueller, 84, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with a 6:30 p.m. rosary service and 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at St. Ann’s Church, Miller.

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

Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown, 68, of Wessington, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wessington with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial with masonic rites will follow at the Wessington Cemetery. Visitation will begin one prior to the funeral.

Lynn Edward was born on May 2, 1949 to Edward and Dorothy (Fritzsche) Brown in Huron, SD. He grew up in Nance Township, Beadle County and attended school in Wessington. He worked with his father on the farm and then as a metal worker at Vern’s Manufacturing in Wessington for 23 years.

Lynn enjoyed watching baseball (especially if the Twins were winning), working crossword puzzles in pen, attending auction sales, reading suspense thrillers, playing 9-point pitch with friends, and driving his side-by-side. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington American Legion, Masonic Lodge, and Yelduz Shrine.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Brown of Cedar Falls, IA; one sister, Nola (Jerry) Roitsch, Bristol, SD; one step-brother, Steve Brown of Cedar Falls, IA; one step-sister, Denise Brown, Waterloo, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

Lynn was preceded in death by his father, Edward Brown; his step-father, Harold Brown; one sister and brother-in-law, George and Connie Bates; and one step-sister, Cindy Flores.

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

Alice Wagner

Alice Wagner, 92, of Miller, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial followed at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation was held at one hour prior to the funeral.

Alice was born January 1, 1925 to Elmer and Helen (Huisman) Parsons. She attended elementary school in Glendale Township and graduated from Miller High School in 1944. On November 14, 1945 she married Beryl Wagner in Mitchell, South Dakota. To this union, two children were born, Carol and Gary.

Alice worked as the Hand County deputy auditor from 1966 to 1972 and then the assessor from 1972 to 1987. She later delivered the Huron Plainsman. She and Beryl farmed in the Corsica area until 1958; then moving to Alice’s family farm in Glendale Township to farm. In 1974, they moved into Miller to retire. In her free time, she and Beryl enjoyed going on Sunday drives and out to eat. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son, Gary (Janet) Wagner of Mountain Home, ID; one granddaughter, Megan (Mathew) Neuman; three great grandchildren: Keenan, Connor, and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Beryl; and daughter, Carol Reck.

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

Bud Johnson

Bud Johnson, 72, of Miller, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his home.

Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial followed at G.A.R Cemetery, Miller.

Clinton Royce “Bud’ Johnson was born August 26, 1944 to Trygve and Edith (Campbell) Johnson, the fourth of eight children. He attended rural school in Hand County and high school in Gann Valley. He was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1967.

On October 28, 1967, he married Nancy Heezen in Miller. They made their home in Hand County for 32 years. During this union, they were blessed with three children: Sondra, Sherry, and Troy.

Bud loved working with horses, shearing sheep, and working as a ranch hand. He drove truck, worked at Huron Dressed Beef and Darrel’s Rock, Sand, and Gravel. Bud loved playing pool, darts, cards, watching sports on TV, spending time with family, and visiting with the good ole boys. He also enjoyed attended 4-H events at the local and state level.

Bud is survived by his two children: Sherry (Greg) Schortzmann and Troy Johnson; four grandchildren: Christopher (Katie) Schortzmann, Melissa (Clint) Bohr, Emily and Shane Schortzmann; four great grandchildren: Hayden, Wyatt, Briella, and Brynlee Bohr; four brothers; Cecil (Rachel), Clayton (Karen), Robert (Bev), and Bill (Gloria); sister, Tryva; and numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Nancy Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Clair (Norma) and Stan (Diane); and his daughter, Sondra.

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