Vol. 24, No. 20; Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY

No American should be required to join a political party to participate in publicly funded elections. In South Dakota, however, that is the way it is.

PIERRE GOVERNORS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Gymnastics: at Aberdeen Central invitational.
Girls wrestling: home vs. Mitchell.
Boys wrestling: home vs. Mitchell.
Girls basketball: at Yankton.
— FRIDAY
Girls wrestling: at Canton quadrangular (with Harrisburg and Watertown).
Boys basketball: home vs. Yankton.
— SATURDAY
Girls wrestling: at Harrisburg invitational.
Boys wrestling: at Yankton invitational.
— TUESDAY
Girls basketball: home vs. Huron.
Boys basketball: at Huron.

Boys basketball: The Governors suffered two losses on an eastern road trip, falling at the hands of Harrisburg 65-29, and O’Gorman, 57-46. In the latter game Jett Zabel scored 18 points and Dawston Getz 14. Pierre’s record is 8-6.

Girls basketball: Pierre swamped Lakota Tech, 65-34, as Reese Terwilliger had 25 points and Lennix Dupris 13. The girls lost to O’Gorman, 52-25, and lost to #2 Harrisburg, 54-50. In the latter game Ryann Barry scored 16 points, Terwilliger 14 and Dupris 13.

Girls wrestling: The Governor girls remained unbeaten in duals this week and won another tournament. In a 17-12 win over Brandon Valley Pierre won four of six matches with Shaylee Speck, Lexie Hillmer, Kezrey Benning and Heavenly Thompson scoring wins. Pierre had five more pins in a 35-6 domination of Huron. On Saturday the girls outscored Canton 231-225 to capture the Aberdeen tournament. Sydney Uhrig, Hillmer and Abby Lewis were individual champions, and Dani Ringstmeyer, Benning and Ireland Templeton were runners-up in their weight classes. On Tuesday the Govs won over Yankton, 30-6, In the only two matches actually wrestled Pierre got a win from Londyn Allen-Hunsaker to offset a Yankton win. Otherwise there were six double-forfeits.

Boys wrestling: Pierre lost a 37-36 dual to Brandon Valley with the match ending in a 36-36 tie but the Lynx getting the win on criteria. Pierre had pin wins from Elijah Boutchee, Alex Oedekoven, Tristan Spencer, Jason Ducheneaux and Lucas Chamberlin. Pierre earned eight pins in a 62-9 win over Huron. Pierre won the Tlustos invitational at Brookings with 225 points. Spencer, Ducheneaux, Trey Lewis and Chance Carda were individual champions, and Lincoln Schoenhard was a second-place finisher. On Tuesday Pierre achieved pins in nine of 14 weights in a 73-4 win over Yankton. Scoring wins by fall were Gable Uhrig, Walker West, Jacob Mason, Dawson Simmons, Max Hunsley, Chamberlin Lewis, Carda and Boutchee. Pierre’s record in duals is 8-2.

STANLEY COUNTY BUFFALOES SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— THURSDAY
Boys basketball: at Chamberlain.
— SATURDAY
Wrestling: home tournament, 10 a.m.
— MONDAY
Boys basketball: at Bennett County.
Girls basketball: at Sully Buttes.
— TUESDAY
Wrestling: home triangular.

Boys basketball: With two wins in three games this week the Buffaloes are 8-7. SCHS lost to Crow Creek, 84-75, but beat Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 69-59, and beat Todd County, 57-46.

Girls basketball: The Buffalo girls are 1-15 after a 59-44 loss to Crow Creek, a 31-17 win over Cheyenne-Eagle Butte and a 61-46 loss to Todd County.

SULLY BUTTES CHARGERS SPORTS ROUNDUP

This week’s schedules:
— FRIDAY
Girls basketball: at Potter County.
Boys basketball: at Potter County.
— SATURDAY
Girls wrestling: at Stanley County tournament.
Boys wrestling: at Stanley County tournament.
— MONDAY
Girls basketball: home vs. Stanley County.
— TUESDAY
Boys basketball: at Herreid-Selby Area.

Boys basketball: The Chargers lost at Hitchcock-Tulare, 54-46 then won at Warner, 52-38. In that game Wesley Wittler scored 31 points to help offset the absence of Gavin Colson, and Trevor Marshall stepped up with 12 points. On Tuesday the boys won over Jones County, 54-51, as a three-pointer by Colson in the final minute put SB on top for good. Wittler sored 22 and Logan Severson 13. The Chargers are 5-7 for the season.

Girls basketball: It was a 2-1 week for the SBHS girls. They won at Hitchcock-Tulare, 49-40 as Stevie Wittler had 24 points and Addy Chicoine 13. In a 52-35 loss to Warner, Olivia Olson had 11 points as did Wittler. On Tuesday the girls won over Jones County, 52-32, as Payge Bakker had 20 points and Chicoine 16. The girls’ record is 7-7.

PARKER’S PERSONAL NOTES

  • As always it was good to hear the familiar voice of Curt Byrum on Golf Channel’s coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines courses in San Diego last weekend. He and his colleagues will be up the coast at Pebble Beach this weekend for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Golf Channel will have coverage on the first two days of the tournament and Saturday and Sunday coverage early in the day before CBS takes over.

HOCKEY UPDATE

Oahe Capitals boys varsity: Idle last weekend, the Caps will play at home at 8 p.m. Saturday against Brandon Valley.

Oahe Capitals girls varsity: the girls were also idle last weekend. They play at home at noon Saturday against Rushmore and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday against Sioux Falls.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush lost the last two games of their series at Utah, 6-3 and 4-2. With the stock show still occupying their home arena this week, the Rush go all the way east to play at Maine Friday and Saturday.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Herd won in overtime, 4-3 over Dubuque, then tied the same team, 2-2, but lost in overtime, 3-2. Then the Stampede won over Tri-City 5-4. Sioux Falls is home Friday and Saturday vs. Argo.

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings swept North Iowa, 8-3 and 4-1. Aberdeen plays at North Iowa Friday and Saturday.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild lost a pair of 3-2 games, one to Nashville and the other to Anaheim. Minnesota is off until next Tuesday at Chicago.

Augustana men’s hockey: Opening their new on-campus Midco Arena, the Vikings lost twice to Ferris State, 5-2 and 4-3 in overtime. Augie goes to Bemidji State this Friday and Saturday.

FOOTBALL CONTEST #28

Send your Super Bowl pick to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Sunday morning, Feb. 11:

(1) San Francisco vs. Kansas City.

COUNTDOWN

Today: State one-act play festival, Brandon (Feb. 1-3).
3 days: Grammy awards, CBS-TV (Feb. 4).
8 days: State gymnastics meet, Pierre (Feb. 9-10).
9 days: State wrestling team dual tournaments. (Feb. 10).
10 days: Super Bowl LVIII, Las Vegas (Feb. 11).
13 days: Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14).
13 days: Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14).
16 days: Region 3A wrestling tournament, Pierre (Feb. 17).
18 days: Presidents Day (Feb. 19).
21 days: State individual wrestling tournaments, Sioux Falls (Feb. 22-24).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “Clue: On Stage” (Feb. 23-March 2).
22 days: Minnesota Twins spring training opener (Feb. 23).
24 days: Pierre Concert Series, “Yu and I” (Feb. 25).
26 days: Georgia Morse Middle School musical, “The Lion King Jr.” (Feb. 27-29).
30 days: NSIC men’s/women’s basketball tournaments, Sioux Falls (March 2-5).
35 days: State girls basketball tournaments, AA Sioux Falls Pentagon, A Brookings Dacotah Bank Center, B Rapid City Summit Arena (March 7-9).
36 days: Summit League men’s/women’s basketball tournaments, Sioux Falls (March 8-12).
38 days: Oscars, ABC-TV (March 10).
42 days: Boys state basketball tournaments, AA Sioux Falls Premier Center, A Rapid City Summit Arena, B Aberdeen Barnett Center (March 14-16).
51 days: All-State Band concerts, Pierre (March 23).

WORDS OF WISDOM

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
— Goethe

COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP

South Dakota State women’s track (Jessica Lutmer, Lydia Hill): The Jackrabbits compete this weekend at NDSU’s Bison Open.

South Dakota State men’s track (Rylan McDonnell): The Jacks go to Fargo for the Bison Open this Friday and Saturday.

South Dakota State swimming (Morgan Nelson): The Jackrabbit swimmers go to Sioux Falls Friday and Saturday for the Coyote Invitational.

Augustana swimming (Ella Ward-Zeller): The Viking swimmers are off until the NSIC championship meet Feb. 14-17.

Mary women’s basketball (Chloe Lamb): The Marauders beat Southwest Minnesota State, 83-72, and beat USF, 60-53. Now 14-8 overall and 10-4 in the NSIC Mary goes to Northern Thursday and back home vs. Minot State Saturday.

Georgia Tech women’s basketball (Caleb Currier): Tech lost to Virginia Tech, 87-69, and lost to Florida State, 78-677. Now 13-8 overall and 4-5 in the SEC, Georgia Tech is home vs. Notre Dame Thursday and at Wake Forest Sunday.

South Dakota State wrestling (Regan Bollweg): The Jackrabbits dominated Air Force in a dusl, 32-9. Now 9-2 in duals and 3-0 in the Big 12, SDSU wrestles at Wyoming Thursday and at Utah Valley Saturday.

USF men’s wrestling (Josh Rydberg): The Cougars lost to Minot State, 29-11 and lost to Mary, 49-0. Now 2-8 overall and 0-5 in NSIC duals, USF is home vs. Augustana Thursday and up to MSU-Moorhead Saturday.

Dakota State men’s track (Houston Lunde): At the DII meet at SDSU, Houston was 11th in the weight throw at 49’9″ and 19th in the shot put at 39’5″. DSU goes to the DWU meet in Mitchell Saturday.

Northern women’s basketball (Katie Bourk): The Wolves beat USF, 72-58 but lost to Southwest Minnesota State, 73-53. Now 15-5 overall and 10-3 in the NSIC, Northern is home vs. Mary Thursday, on the road to St. Cloud State Saturday and on to Bemidji State Tuesday.

Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball (Nick Wittler): The Tigers won over Midland, 92-80. Nick didn’t play in this game. Now 11-10 overall and 6-7 in the GPAC, DWU goes to Hastings Friday, to Doane Saturday and back home against Briar Cliff next Wednesday.

Dakota Wesleyan wrestling (Aric Williams, Tyson Johnson): DWU beat Midland, 42-16 at the GPAC duals in Sioux City and lost to Doane, 33-8. Against Midland Tyson won his weight by forfeit. Against Doane Aric lost a 7-3 decision, and Tyson lost an 8-3 decision. DWU is off until Feb. 16-17 at the GPAC championships.

South Dakota men’s basketball (Max Burchill): The Coyotes lost at Denver in double overtime, 111-110. Max was 1-of-2 (1-of-1 in threes) and 1-of-2 for four points with an assist and a steal. USD lost to Kansas City, 81-57, as Max was 1-of-4 (0-for-1 in threes) and 3-of-3 for five points with two boards and an assist. Now 9-13 overall and 2-5 in the Summit, USD is home vs. UND Thursday and on the road up to sDSU for a 4 p.m. Sunday game on CBS Sports Network.

Black Hills State men’s basketball (Jackson Edman): BHSU defeated New Mexico Highlands, 89-82; defeated CSU-Pueblo, 84-69, and last night lost at South Dakota Mines, 59-54. Jackson did not play in these games. BHSU plays Saturday at Colorado Christian.

University of Sioux Falls women’s wrestling (Toby Bryant): The Cougar women defeated Minot State, 42-6, then lost a dual for the first time all season in a 26-22 loss to Jamestown. USF goes to Des Moines Saturday for the Grand View Open. Toby’s women are 6-1 in duals. A dual against Iowa last night was still not reported at 10 p.m. when this issue of the Update had to be completed.

MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK LIVE GAMES

— THURSDAY
Women’s basketball: USD vs. UND, 7 p.m. (MS2).
Men’s basketball: SDSU vs. NDSU 7 p.m.
— SATURDAY
Women’s basketball: NDSU vs. UND 1 p.m.
Men’s basketball: NDSU vs. UND 3:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball: USD vs. SDSU, 6 p.m. (MS2).

BASKETBALL UPDATE

Other college basketball:
— USD women (15-7, 4-3): Beat Denver 78-70; beat Kansas City 72-62.
Next: at UND Thursday; home vs. SDSU Saturday 6 p.m.
— SDSU men (12-10, 5-2): Beat Kansas City 75-66; lost to Oral Roberts 87-82.
Next: Thursday home vs. NDSU; Sunday home vs. USD 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
— SDSU women 915-5, 7-0): Beat Kansas City 72-49; beat Oral Roberts 96-80.
Next: Thursday at NDSU; Saturday at USD 6 p.m.

Sioux Falls Skyforce: In their only game of the past week the Skyforce lost to Rio Grande Valley, 118-111. The same teams play in Sioux Falls Thursday, then the Skyforce go to Iowa for Saturday and Tuesday games.

Minnesota Timberwolves: It was a 3-1 week for the Wolves. They beat Brooklyn, 96-94; lost to San Antonio, 113-112; beat Oklahoma City, 107-101, and beat Dallas, 121-87. The team will be home vs. Dallas Friday and Houston Sunday, then goes to Chicago Tuesday.

BASEBALL UPDATE

Oahe Zap: The latest addition to the 2024 roster is Brayden Byrum, sophomore outfielder from Dakota State whose hometown is Sioux Falls.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
— Babe Ruth

BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES

Thursday, Feb. 1:
Blake Norman, Kaylee Kampfe, Tracy (Shangreaux) Boom, Lygia Garrett-Davis Libel, Nicholas Edwards, Cole Severson, Deb (Sue) Bollinger, Kallie (Dresbach) Hall, Jeremiah Oltmann, Colin Brown, Mary Hoover, Carl Hawkinson, Brogan Heckenlaible, Ed Jacobson, Katrina Hewlett.

Friday, Feb. 2:
Nate Chicoine, Jordan Reiss, Joy Erlenbusch, Becky (Markley) Wosick, Stevie Brockhouse, Jeff Stewart, Scott Bollinger, Carla Madden, Cody Coppess, Josh Lamb, Darline Zimmerman.

Saturday, Feb. 3:
Peggy Johnson, Mike Owens, Parker Knox (#85), Victor Scharnweber, Daisha (Seyfer) Finke, Mike Baker, Bill Witte, Deni (Lohman) Hollingsworth, Brad Shoup, James Vollmer, Kathy (Fette) Paul, Matt McGovern, Gianna Harty, Joshua Kachelmyer, James Kachelmyer, Jason Lindberg.
— We fondly remember Jack Unkenholz on his birthday.
— We fondly remember Donna Fjelstad, who passed away 13 years ago today.

Sunday, Feb. 4:
Blake Deal, John Barber, Charlene (Hyde) Bietz, Chelsey (Roberts) Renemans, Tom Valentine, Jaremy Joy, Alec Espeland, Sheila Ring, Eric Paxton, Anne Eichstadt, Jamie McQuistion, Avery Burger, JoAnne Hipple, Jake Miller, Tom Guhin, Ethan Hight.
— 51st anniversary, Steve/Peggy Stout.
— 35th anniversary, Randy/Jodi Hartmann.

Monday, Feb. 5:
Sam Shives, Spencer Richey, Amanda Schmitgen, Jonathan Semro, Devin Dodson, Nick Osterkamp, Kara (Fouts) Brewer, Chad Coppess, Pamela Cronin, Ben Merrill, Bob Judson, Anthony Hunt, Wade LaRoche, LaJena (Johnson) Gruis.

Tuesday, Feb. 6:
Alex Hillestad, Adam Gallagher, Colin McDaniel, Jenifer Palmer, Jarrett Klinger, Stacie (Ries) Swanstrom, Declan Murphy, Thea Deffenbaugh, Mary (Morris) Weinheimer, Deleight (Kelly) Sudmeier, Weston Fuller.

Wednesday, Feb. 7:
Franklin Nebelsick, Dave Hofer, Sandy Zinter, Alexandra Voeltz, Liz (Kirk) Van Camp, Tony Blake, Maisie Rumpca, Kennedy Williams, Marilee Johnson-Geary, DaVida (Anderson) Jaqua
— 20th anniversary, Tyson/Lindsey Heiss.
— We fondly remember Hyrma Zakahi, who passed away seven years ago today.

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Chad Binger, Jean Deffenbaugh, Habie Swenson, Colby Wagoner, Steph (Hull) Joens, Alex Plumage, Neil Ogan, Stephanie (Arne) Davison, Lindsey (Quinn) Nichols, Kelli Nuttbrock, Randy Stoeser, Karen Authier, Alana (Tennant) Lacina, Karon Schaack.
— 4th anniversary, William/Katherine (Van Gerpen) Cedeno Torres.

NEWS OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Bob Fuchs, 73, died Jan. 24 after battling cancer. His funeral took place Tuesday. Born in Armour, he grew up in Fort Pierre and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1969. For more than 20 years he worked at the Prince Ranch near Hayes, then worked for Korkow Trucking of Blunt and later Ogan Trucking. He is survived by his brother, Dennis (Pat) Fuchs, and his sisters Shirley (Jerry) Simms and Kathy (Steve) Baker.

Kim Brakke for the past eight years has worked in the senior living industry at Edgewood, but this past fall she joined her husband, Matt, at Brakke Financial Services and New York Life Insurance Company. Matt and Kim have three daughters—Madilyn, Claire and Charlotte.

Jennifer (Tessier) Royka, 51, a 1991 graduate of Riggs High School, died Jan. 15. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church, preceded by visitation beginning at 10:30. Jennifer grew up as part of a military family, living in California and elsewhere. In 1993 she married Jared Royka, an Army serviceman, and they lived in many places such as North Carolina Okinawa, Japan, Texas and Arizona. After her marriage ended, Jennifer returned to Pierre. She worked for Capitol Protective Services and the Department of Social Services. She is survived by her father George Tessier in Florida; her mother, Maxine Tessier of Pierre; and her sister, Brenda Tessier of Pierre as well as several uncles and aunts.

Long-time Pierre band director Larry Johnson—first at the middle school, then at Riggs High School—is one of this year’s four inductees into the South Dakota Bandmasters Association’s Hall of Fame. The induction program will take place at 7:15 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 9, at the Oscar Larson School of Performing Arts on the SDSU campus in Brookings during the SDBA annual conference.

Barb Biwer, 76, died Jan. 24. A memorial service is planned for 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 2, at Feigum Funeral Home, preceded by visitation beginning at 5:30. Barb grew up in Massachusetts and graduated in 1954 from James Madison High School in San Diego. She attended business college. She married George Biwer in 1966, and they came to Fort Pierre in 1968. Barb worked as a ward clerk and a nurse’s aide at St. Mary’s Hospital and worked at Head Start. For 25 years she was a teacher and home care supervisor for Head Start. She taught child development associate classes to childcare providers through Pierre Area Referral Service and The Right Turn. She retired in 2017. Barb was active on the board of directors of Oahe Child Development and volunteered for Pierre Players and the Red Cross. Survivors include her husband, George Biwer; her daughter, Dawn (Jeff) Hill of Pierre; her son, Bryon (Misty) Biwer of Pierre; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and her brother, Tom Beeman of San Diego.

Last week we reminded you who are in Florida of the South Dakota picnic there in Lakeland. Well, how about Arizona? This year’s North Dakota/South Dakota “HoeDown/Roundup” indoor party will take place at the Cottonwood Country Club, 25630 S. Brentwood, Sun Lakes, Ariz., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 7. The cost is $25 in advance only—no sales will be possible at the door A cash bar will also be present. The absolute reservation deadline is Feb. 28. Go to sunlakesdakotaparty@gmail.com for information. Questions can be directed to Marianne and Steve Perkins at 507/227-2099.

Cora Jeffries died at the age of 93 on Jan. 20 at Clarkson nursing home in Rapid City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7, on Friday, Feb. 9, at Community Bible Church. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the church.

Dr. Phillip Hoffsten, 85, formerly of Pierre, died Jan. 21 under hospice care at The Villages, Fla. He spent his childhood in the St. Louis area, graduating from Kirkwood High School in 1958. He attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He served an internship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1965-66, served a residency at Washington University in 1966-67, and worked on a post-doctoral fellowship in St. Louis in 1967-69. Dr. Hoffsten served with the U.S. Army as a medic in Japan in 1969-71 and achieved the rank of major. From 1971 to 1973 he worked in research at a clinic in LaJolla, Calif. In 1979 he and his family came to Pierre where he joined Medical Associates Clinic, eventually becoming a partner. He retired in 2014. Dr. Hoffsten married Peggy Fowler in 1992. Together they had eight children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pierre friends or former patients can send condolences to Mrs. Hoffsten at 1550 El Camino Real, Unit #536, The Villages FL 32159.

The Riggs High entry in the state one-act play festival will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The festival runs for three full days starting today (Thursday) at Brandon Valley High School’s theater.

Jason Werpy, 53, a 1988 alumnus of Riggs High School, died suddenly of a heart attack in Sioux Falls on Jan. 23 while helping his daughter move into an apartment. His funeral was held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings. Jason grew up in Canby and Morris in Minnesota before the family came to Pierre. After high school he earned degrees in computer science and electrical engineering at SDSU and later a master’s in computer science there. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Anne Storsteen, in 1992, and they raised three children. In his distinguished career Jason worked as a project leader for ICONtrol in Watertown, as a software manager at Daktronics, as a system support manager for the SDSU Foundation and as an It infrastructure administrator for 3M. In 2006 he joined EROS as a systems engineer, then became an enterprise architect. Since 2010 he has also been an adjunct professor at SDSU. He is survived by his wife, Anne Werpy of Brookings; his children, Bret (Andie) Werpy of Brookings, Kristen (Isaac Harris) of Sioux Falls and Kelsey Werpy of Brookings; his mother, Bonnie Werpy-Rye; his brothers, Matt (Megan) Werpy of Rapid City and Aaron (Jena) Werpy of Brookings; his in-laws, John and Karen Storsteen of Webster, John Storsteen of McCook Junction, Neb., Jill (Nathan) Weber of Mitchell and Mary (Conrad) Dieken of Mankato, Minn., and several nephews and nieces. Among those who preceded Jason in death was his father, Dr. Mark Werpy, when Jason was 21. Friends should know that at this same time Anne is waiting word from Mayo Clinic regarding a liver transplant.

Carol Jean Smith, 87, died at Edgewood in Pierre. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 2, at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. A native of Brookings, Mrs. Smith married Jerry Smith in 1957, and they lived in Scotland, S.D., Alton, Iowa, and Rochester, Minn. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Rochester School District and Architectural Design Group. In their later years the Smiths established a second home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, Laurie (Bob) Gill of Pierre and Dr. Daniel (Mindy) Smith of Scottsdale; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and her sisters, Marilyn (Dale) Hagen and Joan Hasslen. Among those who preceded her in death were her parents and her husband of 49 years, Jerry Smith.

Darleen Reiser, 83, died at Edgewood in Pierre Jan. 27. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 8, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Darleen graduated from high school at New England, N.D., in 1959 and married Dan Reiser in 1962. They raised four children. The family moved to Pierre in 1975. Darleen worked for 30 years for the state Department of Education and also was an Avon sales representative. After retiring she volunteered with Countryside Hospice and the Helmsley Center. She is survived by her children, Bryon (Karen) Reiser of Pierre, Cindy (Jim) Wersal of Chula Vista, Calif., and Kevin (Diane) Reiser of Pierre; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Roberta Schaible of Bismarck, N.D. Among those who preceded her in death were her husband of 53 years, Dan Reiser; a son, Tim; her parents and four siblings.

PONDER THIS

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
— Mother Teresa

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