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Please keep Bob, Roxie and the entire Thielen family in your prayers
James Thielen, 63, passed away on January 5th, at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, SD.
Jim was born September 25, 1957 to Harry and Millie (Schumacher) Thielen and was the third of six boys. Jim was a lifelong resident of Pierre and graduated from TF Riggs High School in 1975. He was a proud member of the 1975 Pierre State Champion Tennis Team. Jim was married to Mandi Warnick of Pierre for 12 years and had one son, Damon.
Jim worked for the Forestry Service in his early years and would be sure to point out all of the trees he was responsible for planting in the region. He was an avid hunter and looked forward to pheasant season every year and the opportunity to annoy the occasional land owner while “road hunting.”
Jim had a passion for tennis, loved to watch and to play. He wore a permanent smile as his 60th Birthday found him on court hitting tennis balls with former World #1’s, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick. He is sure to be found riding his Harley Davidson on the other side.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Harry, and his mother, Millie. He is survived by his son Damon, his wife Jessica, and granddaughter Vada of Sioux Falls. Brothers: Robert (Roxie) of Pierre, SD, William (Robert) of Carbondale, IL, Jerry of Irene, SD, Mark (Michelle) of Springfield, IL, and David (Nancy) of Atlanta, GA; Nieces and Nephew.
Oliver (Ollie) Redden, 92, passed away December 30, 2020. OIlie was not a Street Masters member, but he was a true auto enthusiast. He will be remembered motoring around the Capital City in his 1949 Willys Jeepster or his 1947 Willys Panel Wagon.
Ollie was born on January 17, 1928 to Helen and Al Redden in Oahe, SD. Ollie graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in 1947. Following high school he worked in Alaska then served in the Korean War, stationed in France. Ollie married Angie Vogl on December 31, 1955 in Athens, WI. They made their home in Pierre where they were blessed with three children: Bob, Lori and Karen. While raising their family they managed rental properties. Ollie loved working with wood and restoring furniture. He enjoyed restoring his garage sale and auction finds back to their original beauty. Ollie loved old cars and restored a 1949 Willys Jeepster and a 1947 Willys panel wagon. He also helped run the original Oahe Speedway for many years. Ollie was very dedicated to veterans, driving veterans to the VA for over 30 years. While he wasn’t a fan of vegetables himself, he loved gardening and giving his bounty of vegetables to family and friends. He was a member of the Prairie Rattlers Antique Car Club and St John’s Catholic Church.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children: son Bob (Brenda) Redden of Pierre, daughter Lori Redden of Pierre, and daughter Karen (Wade) Pogany of Pierre; granddaughters: Jennifer (Brandon) Kirchner of Yankton, Sarah (Tanner) Wald of Yankton and Ashley Redden of Ocean Side, CA along with three great grandchildren: Nora and Thomas Kirchner and Andrew Wald. Ollie was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Angie.
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Wesley Darwin Klein Passes ~”The land, built by the hand of the Lord, was his place of worship.”~ Kathy Hausmann’s Father
Once again, we have lost a Street Master family member. Please join our Club members in
offering prayers and condolences to Kathy and her family
Wesley Darwin Klein, son of Andrew and Tina Elizabeth (Moore) Klein, was born on April 28, 1936 in Burke, SD
and passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 27, 2020.
Darwin, as he was known, spent his childhood years growing up in Lucas SD, graduating from Burke High School in 1955.
After graduation he enlisted into the US Navy and was honorably discharged 2 years later.
After leaving the Navy, he returned to SD and worked on the construction of the Oahe Dam and the Platte/Winner bridge.
In September of 1958 he married the love of his life Elva Schroeder. To this union he was blessed with three children.
Darwin held various positions, which included operating a café and bowling alley in Parkston
and the “Tee Pee” Café in Bonesteel, SD. Many dairy farmers will also remember Darwin driving a milk truck,
which eventually lead him to his true calling of operating a small dairy farm in Lucas, SD.
In 1973 he was offered the opportunity to buy his own farmland and moved his family to Bonesteel,
SD where he farmed until his retirement. After several years of retirement, Darwin and Elva moved to Gregory.
Darwin is survived by his wife Elva of 62 years, daughters – Kathy (Dave) Hausmann of Pierre, SD
and Donna (Mark) Leibrich of Winner, SD; grandchildren – DJ (Liz) Hausmann and Darin (Molly) Hausmann of Pierre, SD;
Ashley (Brad) Montgomery and Eric Leibrich of Sioux Falls, SD;
great-grandchildren – Hailey Hausmann, Atticus and Zoey Moore, Riley and Cailyn Hausmann
and Ainsley Montgomery; sister Norma Inglett, and sister-in-law Eleanor Klein, and several nieces and nephews.
Darwin was proceeded in death by his parents, son Kerry, brother Andrew Wayne, and in-laws Henry and Lilly Schroeder.
Darwin’s belief was that the land, built by the hand of the Lord, was his place of worship.
No services are planned at this time
Our Street Masters family extends condolences and prayer to Al and his family
LaVerne Spangler, 87 of Faulkton passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at Faulkton Senior Living.
A private memorial service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Luce Funeral Home, Faulkton.
Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Seneca. A livestream of this service will be available of the funeral home website.
Leta LaVerne Morse was born January 22, 1933 to Earl and Leta M. (Awde) Morse in Faulkton, SD. She received her education from
Seneca Country School and Faulkton High School,
On April 24, 1954, LaVerne was united in marriage to Arlie Spangler at the United Methodist Church in Seneca.
hey made their home in Seneca until Arlie left to serve in the United States Army. The family resided in Ft. Riley, Kansas
where Arlie was stationed. Following his service, they moved back to Faulkton.
LaVerne kept busy raising her family. In 1969, she went to work as a dietician for the Faulkton Hospital,
where she worked until her retirement in 1994. When she wasn’t working, one could find her
involved in the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Rebekah’s Lodge or the United Church of Faulkton.
LaVerne will be remembered for her many hours of dedication making and distributing poppies each Memorial Day.
Whenever she had time, she enjoyed doing crafts with her hands, painting landscapes, crocheting, or having card nights with the girls.
LaVerne’s life will be cherished by her children: Curt (Sharon) Spangler, Miller, Albert Spangler, Pierre,
Jon (Jennifer) Spangler, Atlanta, GA and Arleta Spangler, Faulkton;
her grandchildren: Michelle (Todd) Biedenfield and children of New Brighton, MN, Lindsay (Josh) Boomsma and daughters of Miller,
Amber Bast (Landon Gabe) and children of Miller, Dusty Spangler of Dell Ray Beach, FL, Derek Spangler of Denver, CO,
Skylar Spangler, Atlanta, GA, Allen “AJ” Spangler, Phoenix, AZ and Lars Spangler of Faulkton;
brother, Jonathan (Taxi) Morse, Selbyville, CT; and sister-in-law, Judy Morse, Kansas City, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlie;
and her brothers and sisters: Vera, Donald, Evered, Dale, Robert, Ethel, Camden and one sister in infancy, Marjorie.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with LaVerne’s arrangements.