Pamela Sievers

Pamela Sievers, 72, of Brookings and formerly of Miller, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home in Brookings.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller officiating. Burial will be at a later date at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller.

Pamela was born November 26, 1944 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Ellwood and Margaret (Frye) Brandenburg. She grew up and attended school in Alpena until the eighth grade when they moved to a farm south of Miller. She attended Miller High School, graduating in 1962. Her formal education ended after one year of college in Brookings. Pamela then moved to Auburn, Washington where she worked as a dental assistant and childcare provider for Aunt Fran and Uncle Tucker Calkins.

Pamela married Terry Sievers on August 16, 1964. The next four years of their lives were spent living on air force bases in Texas, Arizona, and Michigan while Terry completed his military duty. Their daughter, Lynn Paulette, was born in Amarillo, Texas and twelve years later a son, Branden Scott, was born in Huron, South Dakota.

She understood the importance of community involvement, often taking on leadership roles in many organizations. She was very active on the both local and state level in Jaycettes. Miller Music Parents was another organization that was dear to her heart. Pamela was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller.

For many years she was the example of the true family matriarch. Her home was the place where memories were made and where the family gathered in times of joy and sorrow. She loved her grandchildren, strongly influencing their love for reading. Pamela was a very talented woman with sewing and crafts of any kind.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Kevin) Watts of Miller and her son, Branden (Lindsey) Sievers of Volga; four grandchildren: Alexis and Nathan Watts of Miller and Ryan and Dylan Sievers of Madison, Blaine Schwartz of Volga; longtime family friend, Peggy McInnis of Miller; aunt, Fran Calkins; niece and nephews: Morgan Brandenburg, Rick (Chris) Brandenburg, Kirk (Jill) Brandenburg, and Andrew Keeler; and many cousins and family friends.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Lois M. Droppers

Lois M. Droppers, 89, of Miller, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service.

Lois Maye was born to Ethan L. and Rozina (Behrens) Ades on September 30, 1927 in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Boone High School and attended Boone Junior College. After college, she worked at an insurance company in De Moines, Iowa, James Hare States Attorney, Teacher Aide at Millerdale Colony, Hand County Hospital, Silver Grill, Osborns Grocery, and managed Super 8 and the Dew Drop Inn.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, driving to the river, and loved spending time with all her children. Being outside and visiting with people were some of her favorite pastimes.

Lois is survived by her children: Leann Blasdell of Huron, Keith Jr (Deb) Hart of Rapid City, and Ken (Lynda) Hart of Pierre; step-children: Morris (Joy) Droppers of Gaylord, MI and Lisa (Thomas) Enderson of Sioux Falls; two sisters: V. Pearl McCambrige of Boone, Iowa, and Helen Ufen of Philip; two sisters-in-law: Salley Ades of Des Moines, IA, and Jean Droppers of Yankton; grandchildren: Robbie (Camie) and Krissa Blasdell, all of Miller, and Nathaniel Hart of Pierre; great grandchildren: Cole, Lucas, Tre (Megan) and Taica Blasdell; great-great grandchildren: Jase Blasdell; many step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren; special friends, Patsy LaGrande and Dakota Auch; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; daughter, Barbara Hart; parents; sister, Della Holcomb and Geraldine Pierson; brothers: Donald Ades and twin brother, Lloyd Ades; seven sisters-in-law; and six brothers-in-law.

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

Bernard “Tom” Casavan

Bernard “Tom” Casavan, 83, of Wessington, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the church.

Bernard Bane Casavan was born September 6, 1933 in Crookston, Minnesota. The son of Arthur and Martha (Rhode) Casavan. He was baptized in the Christian faith. Bernard attended elementary school in Red Lake County, Minnesota. Bernard because known as “Tom” as he was referred to as a “tom cat” with cat like eyes.

Tom entered the United States Marines on February 1952 until February of 1955. He served in the Korean War. Following the Marines, Tom joined the Merchant Marines; stationed on the Great Lakes. From there, he moved on to become a tug boat pilot for the Corps of Engineers on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Northern New York.

Tom was united in marriage to Carolynn Thompson and they were blessed with six children: Jerry, Duane, Thomas, Carol, David, and Kae; thirteen grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

In 1961, Tom started in the Bee Business with the help from his brother-in-law, William Robson. He continued with Casavan Apiaries until his passing. He was considered an outdoorsman, enjoying many hunting, fishing, and camping adventures.

Tom loved raising his family in the small town of Wessington. He was always involved with community projects and helping anyone needing anything. Tom was active with the Wessington Fire Department for over 50 years. He was an ordinary person always doing extraordinary things for his community. He was truly a “Home Town Hero”!!

Blessed to have shared in his life are his children, Jerry (Andi) Casavan of Indianapolis, IN, Duane (Peggy) Casavan of Stickney, Thomas (Shellie) Casavan of Grasston, MN, Carol Rowen of Wessington, and Kae (Jeff) Larus of Rapid City; grandchildren: Jami (Kara) Casavan, Kimberlee Casavan, Josh (Jiliana) Casavan, Joseph Casavan, Briditte (Cale) Setness, Amanda Casavan, Elise (Loren) Schmidt, Tommy and Ryan Casavan, Callie Jo (Lance) Moser, Betsy (Rafael) Clemente, Kayti (Rob) Ammerman, Stevette Black Bear, Jessy and Tabitha Larus.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolynn; son, David; and great-grandson, Cooper.

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

Norma Jean Moser

Norma Jean Moser, 81, of Miller, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Highmore Health in Highmore.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, rural Wessington. Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Norma Jean was born August 12, 1935 to Lew E. and Elizabeth (Inez) Anderson in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. She grew up on a small farm near Gann Valley. She attended grade school in Buffalo County Country School, then high school in Wessington Springs, graduating in 1952. Norma then attended and graduated from Spearfish with a degree in teaching. She taught in rural school of Rose Hill until she married her true love, Elden (Fudder) Moser on July 7, 1954. They were married for sixty precious years before his passing in 2015. To this union, they were blessed with six children, three daughters and three sons. She was very proud of her 22 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. She cherished all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a large family, several in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

She never had time for hobbies or other events because she was always busy with children, cooking and canning. She did not work outside her home until her children were grown then she worked as a house keeper for over 20 years. She was a true caregiver for her husband, children and several others.

Norma is survived by her children: Linda (Leon) Snay of Miller, Cindy (John) Bowar of Huntsville, Alabama, Larry (Shirldene) Moser of Wessington, Eugene Moser of Ree Heights, Lawrence (Shannon) Moser of Highmore, and Barbara (Marlon) Weyand of Miller; 22 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; sister, Virginia Kelsey; sisters-in-law: Ida Moser, Elaine (Darrell) Peterman, Erma Woodruff, Sherry (Larry) Van Zee, Evelyn Moser, and Verda Anderson; brother-in-law, Richard (Ardessa) Moser; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her dear husband; parents; In-laws: Pauline and Henry Moser; brother, Robert Anderson; sister, Pat Oakley; brothers-in-law: Leroy, Clarence, Bud Moser, and Leonard Oakley; and two infant nephews: Robert Anderson and Darwin Oakley.

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

Florence Coyle

Florence Coyle, 91, of Miller and formerly of Polo, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Father Christopher Hughes and Father Chester Murtha, celebrants. Burial followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A prayer service and rosary began at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the church.

Florence (Gaspar) Coyle was born February 14, 1926, to Joseph “Bert” and Anna (Wieseler) Gasper, on the family farm in Howell Township, in northern Hand Country. She was the eighth of ten children. She attended rural school in Howell and Polo. In 1938, the family moved to a farm near Dell Rapids, SD. Florence attended school in Huntimer and Chester.

On February 4, 1948 she married Joe Coyle of Timber Lake, SD at Saint Joseph, The Workmen Catholic Church, Huntimer, SD. They made their home on her parents’ homestead in Howell Township, where they farmed and raised their children. In 1952, Florence and Joe warmly welcomed foster children: Patti, Joan, Gerald, Connie, and Pam Coyle into their lives. They later adopted infants, James Joseph, in 1963, and Anthony Patrick, in 1966. After Joe passed away on November 16, 1991, Florence remained on the farm with Anthony until 1996 when she moved to Miller.

Florence was a member of Saint Liborius Church in Polo and later Saint Ann’s in Miller. She was a member of Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters, Park Township Club, and the Miller Red Hat Society. For a time, she worked in the Polo school lunchroom.

Over the years she welcomed many a baby animal into her house. She especially loved baby calves, piglets and chicks. She raised turkeys to sell, and faithfully helped Joe on the farm. In her (free) farm wife time, she enjoyed her garden, flowers, canning, sewing, quilting and making wedding and other special (happy cakes) cakes. She also enjoyed painting pictures of nature on canvas, rock and iron. She always welcomed guests into her home.

As a young woman she spent time helping her older sister Mary with her young family. When her sister, Nettie Huwe, passed away Florence also welcomed and cared for her children whenever possible. It made for a busy but very loving home. She never turned down an opportunity to care for a child.

Although Florence and Joe never had a biological child, through adoption, fostering and caring for others they built a wonderful family. She cherished and loved each child, grandchild, niece, nephew and neighboring child as her own.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her children; James (Marita) Coyle of Miller and Anthony (Delila) Coyle of Polo; grandchildren: Jennifer (Kirk) Phinney, Rachel Heezen (Chris Bahle), Sean Coyle (Sarina), Josh Manning, Paton, Landon, and Jessie Mae Coyle; foster children: Patti Johnson, Joan Wieseler, Gerald (Ninfa) Coyle, Connie (Dale) Sorenson, and Pam (Ken) Venjohn; siblings: Magdalen Siemonsma, Leona Hawking and Harry Gaspar; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and godchildren

Welcoming her into heaven, was her husband, Joe; parents Joseph and Anna; siblings: Raymond, Leo, Isadore, Michael, Mary Konz, and Renata Huwe; grandson-in-law, Dustin Heezen.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Mount Calvary Cemetery Fund in Polo.

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

Lucy Froning

Lucy Froning, 90, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Liborius Church, Polo. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. A prayer and rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at the church.

Lucy Mary Haneke was born July 14, 1926 northwest of Polo on the Sprenger farm to Fritz and Elizabeth (Kreiner) Haneke; she was the oldest of four children. She attended Orient school through 6th grade and then attended St. Liborius School in Polo; graduating from Fairview High School in 1944. She then attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Aberdeen, graduating in 1947 as a registered nurse. While in nursing school, she joined the Nurse Cadet Corps. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital as a charge nurse.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1951, she married Leo John Froning at St. Liborius Church. To this union, nine children were born: Daniel Leo, Dolores Therese, Charles Frederick, Debra Catherine, Mark Robert, Diane Elizabeth, Doreen Marie, Donna Jean, and Denise Ann. In 1952, they moved to their first farm 3 ½ miles north of Polo until 1956 when they purchased the Ed Peterka farm 8 ½ miles west of Polo.

Throughout life, many organizations and jobs kept Lucy busy: Christian Mothers, Cook at Polo Hot Lunch, substitute teacher, CCD instructor, cook at the Miller Sale Barn with her sister, Elfrieda, and bakery assistant at the Highmore Bakery with Stella Forman. She was a lifetime member of St. Liborius Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed music especially playing her accordion with her siblings, baking, cooking, planting trees, and watching birds.

Lucy will be remembered for her many one liners, quick wit, coffee and fresh baked breads and goodies, delivery of “to go” boxes full of baked items for neighbors and shut-ins, and teaching her grandkids manners.

Grateful to have shared in her life is her husband of 65 years, Leo; children: Daniel (Mary) of Mitchell, Dolores (Dennis) Volek of Highmore, Debra (Morris) Hoffman of Highmore, Mark (Diana) of Brookings, Diane Pazour of Highmore, Doreen (Daryl) Volek of Miller, Donna (Steven) Kubik of Hamill, and Denise (Mark) Winter of Hamill; daughter-in-law, Ellen Froning of Valentine, NE; grandchildren: Brian Froning (fiancée, Trish Weber), Steven (Jenn) Froning, Sarah (Jason) Sass, Jason Volek, Sheila Volek, Mychal (Jenn) Hoffman, Kristi (Dane) Dobesh, Robert (Kelly) Froning, Richard (Katie) Froning, Justin Froning, Jody (Rob) Herb, Caleb Pazour, Maria Pazour, Troy (Jessica) VanDerWerff, Bruce (Crystal) VanDerWerff, Tyler (Amy) Kubik, Trent (Shannon) Kubik, Scott Winter (fiancée, Mallori McCartney), Brandon Winter, and Grant Winter; 17 great grandchildren (#18 due in July); and brother, Robert (Jan) Haneke of Polo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles; siblings: Bernard (Dena) Haneke, Elfrieda (Gerald) Martinmaas; son-in-law, Ken Pazour; grandchild, Raymond Froning; great granddaughters, Hadley Elizabeth Froning and Riley Marie Froning; In-laws: Alphonse Froning, Clarence (Lillian) Froning, Emil Froning, Richard Froning, Linell (Matilda) Haigh, Charlotte Schaefers, and Donald (Margaret) Gerdes.

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

Robert Roesler

Robert Roesler, 70, of Hotchkiss, CO and formerly of Miller, SD passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Montrose Memorial Hospital, Montrose, CO.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller with Rev. Max Miller presiding. Burial will follow in Prairie View Cemetery, Orient. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

Robert Duane Roesler was born March 3, 1947 in Miller, South Dakota to Emil and Martha (Moos) Roesler. Robert attended Miller High School, graduating in 1965. Following graduation, he enrolled in the United States Navy, serving from 1965-1969. After his honorable discharge, Robert returned to Orient, SD and on November 28, 1970, he united in marriage to Mary Ellen Holt at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Orient.

Together they farmed, raised cattle, and pigs. They had three children: Chadrick Lee in 1972, Traci Lea in 1979, and Tamara Rae in 1983. In 1990 he moved his family to Hotchkiss, Colorado where he outfitted for 14 years, and developed a construction company with his son. His illness forced him to retire in 2009.

Robert was an active member for many years in the Hotchkiss Elks Club and Delta Trap Club.

Roberts life will be cherished by his wife, Mary of Hotchkiss; son: Chadrick Roesler, Orient, SD; daughters: Traci (Joseph) Stroh, Hotchkiss, CO and Tamara Roesler, Aurora, CO; four grandchildren: Lane, Kiera, and Chael Stroh and Dylan Hernandez-Roesler; brothers: Don (Joan) Roesler, Gettysburg, SD and Lynn Roesler, Savannah, GA; brothers-in-law: Clifford Volek, Highmore, SD, Lyle Nichols, Palisade, CO, and Theron Holt & Warner Holt (Donna Palmer), both of Orient, SD; sister-in-law, Janet Johnson, Miller, SD.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verna Volek; and his brothers and sisters in-law: Sheldon and Mabel Holt, Phyllis Holt-Nichols, and Neal Johnson.

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

Art Cavenee

Art Cavenee, 75, of Wessington, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis with military honors. Visitation was held from  5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reck Funeral Home in Miller.

Art was born March 18, 1942, at home in Nance Township, Beadle County, South Dakota to Lloyd and Mabel (McNeely) Cavenee. He attended kindergarten through 8th grade at Tipton School just down the road from his home. He then started his freshman year at Wessington High School, but decided to forgo high school and went to work for various farmer in the neighborhood.

On May 14, 1959, at the age of 17, he joined the US Navy and was a boiler operator until his honorable discharge on April 4, 1963. While in the Navy he married Linda Spain in Huron, SD and to this union one child was born, Karla Jean. Then in 1973 he married Maxine Peterson and became father to her son Jason Everett and in 1976 Matthew Lloyd was born.

He enjoyed farming and ranching, so during his time in the Navy he was sending money back to buy land so he could pursue his dreams. He farmed and ranched until 1999 and then enjoyed retirement hobbies of fixing up his old tractors and restoring windmills. He liked to visit and drink coffee with the coffee crowds around Wessington and Miller. A highlight was getting together with family at holidays. He also enjoyed going to his grandson’s activities.

Art is survived by his son, Matt (Stephanie) Cavenee of Miller; daughter, Karla Hassett of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren: Allison and Amy Hassett of Washington; and Cole and Mark Cavenee of Miller; sisters: Bonnie Runge of Wessington, Sharon (Dave) Vitters of Rapid City, and Nedra (Gordy) Fliehe of Logan, IA; and brother, Wes Cavenee of New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Joan Colling and Marilyn Meehan; and son, Jason.

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

Dorothy Lichty

Dorothy Lichty, 94, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller, surrounded by her family.

Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Directly following the funeral, lunch will be held at St. Ann’s Parish Center followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Wessington. A rosary and prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller.

Dorothy Hope Johnson was born on May 27, 1922, in Lyons, Nebraska to Oliver and Anne (Lawless) Johnson, the fifth of eight children. When she was 2, the family moved by train to Miller, South Dakota. She and her siblings grew up in “the old brown house” on 2nd street, just passed Rainbow Bridge

She attended Miller grade school and high school, graduating with the class of 1940, with the exception of attending eighth grade at Polo Catholic School. She attended Notre Dame Junior College in Mitchell, Northern State College in Aberdeen, and finally at age 50, she completed her BA degree in Education at Huron College. Throughout the years she attended night school and took correspondence classes to keep up her teaching certificate.

On June 15, 1949, she married Edward Lichty, in Miller, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. They began their life on a farm near Wessington, SD. They lived on the farm for 44 years, until Edward passed away. She remained on the farm with her grandson Nathan, until 1996, when she moved to Miller for the remainder of her life.

Her teaching career of 38 years included, 23 years in the rural schools of Hand and Beadle counties and 15 years in Miller, Wolsey, Ree Heights and St. Lawrence schools. Throughout her years of teaching she taught many families, including multiple generations of families.

She belonged to St. Joseph’s and St. Ann’s Catholic parishes. She was active in the Altar Societies, Choirs, Bible studies, and taught CCD classes and RCIA.

She was a member of the State Teacher’s Association during her teaching career. After retirement, she was active in the local Right to Life Chapter, Central Plains Arts Council, and in recent times enjoyed Red Hat Society activities.

Throughout her life she enjoyed music, especially playing her accordion at dances and family gatherings, her gardens, writing poems for family, sewing, traveling, playing cards, acting in local plays and caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her four daughters: Theresa Lichty of Miller, Anne (Don) Hartman, of Aberdeen, D. Pauline Hicks of Miller, and Pam (Craig) Van Zee of Miller; grandchildren: Shane Hartman, Nathan (Kristi) Lichty, Zachary Hicks, Desirae, Derick and Dexter Van Zee; great grandchildren: Shayna Hartman, Dillon Erickson, Jesse and Justin Hartman, and Kate Lichty; cousin, Evelyn Wahlen; sister-in-law, Helen Mullenberg of Zell; and many, many nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents; all of her seven siblings and their spouses; her grandson, Sean Hartman; and two brothers-in-law: Raymond Lichty and Richard Mullenberg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Ann’s Building Fund or Hand County Right for Life.

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

Lois M. Robertson

Lois M. Robertson, 86, of Lincoln, NE and formerly of St. Lawrence, SD, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Lincoln, NE.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Rev. Jim Hofman officiating. A private family burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Lois M. Caffee was born July 12, 1930 in Wessington Springs, SD to Raymond E. and Frances G. Caffee. Her early schooling was in SD, CA, and OR, and she graduated from Miller High School in 1948.

Lois married Robert T. (Bob) Robertson on May 30, 1948. Together, they farmed and raised cattle north of St. Lawrence. To their union of almost 54 years were born three children: Janet, Barb, and Robbi. Family was everything to Lois. She helped care for her younger siblings while raising her own children. She loved to cook and bake, and no one ever left their home hungry! She and Bob were avid sports fans and attended any event where their daughters were cheering or where Barb – the only athlete in the family – was participating. After Bob’s passing in 2002, Lois remained on the farm until she moved to Eastern Star Assisted Living in Redfield, SD in 2012 then to Clark Jeary Assisted Living in Lincoln, NE in 2014.

Lois was a member of Sunbeam Church in rural Hand County until it closed. She then became a member of the Community Church of St. Lawrence. She taught Sunday School and Bible School and was active in the Women’s Missionary Society. She also served on the Miller School Board. Lois sewed clothes for herself and her daughters and loved to knit and crochet. She also possessed the rare skill of tatting! She was an avid reader and always had a book or two going along with her daily Bible readings. Lois loved singing and playing piano. She also enjoyed listening to the classics, Christian music, or anything from the 40’s! She was a World War II history buff. Lois could talk for hours about politics, Nebraska football, the farm, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters: Janet (Mike) Morrow of Lincoln, NE and Robbi Siegling of Redfield, SD; seven grandchildren: John (Mollie) Morrow, Andrew (Trinidad) Morrow, Jacqueline (Adam) Christensen, Peter (Alicia) Siegling, Patrick (Mackenzie) Siegling, Priscilla (Matt Lueninghoener) Boon, and Frances Boon; nine great-grandchildren; and seven siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; her beloved husband, Bob; one daughter, Barb Boon; two sons-in-law, Frank Boon and Rod Siegling; and one infant daughter.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials be directed to the St. Lawrence Church Mission Fund.

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