Obituaries

Karen Griese

Karen Mae Griese, 77, of Frederick, Maryland died on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD following an 8-year battle with cancer. Karen was born on Aug. 13, 1942 in Lodi, CA to Oscar and Esther (Buechler) Joachim.  They returned to South Dakota where she was raised on their family farm near Agar with her […]

James Reuer

James A. Reuer, 54, of Hoven, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home in Hoven.  Funeral services will be 11  a.m., Friday, May 22 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hoven with Fr. Darin Schmidt presiding. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., Thursday, May 21 at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in the Memorial Garden […]

James “Jimmy” Archer

James “Jimmy” B. Archer, 77, died Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home in Sturgis. He was born Sept. 12, 1942 in Agar, South Dakota to Lloyd Alfred and Susan K. (Tobin) Archer. Jim started first grade in the Gettysburg school system and would stay with Grandma Tobin after school until his mom and dad got off of work.  The […]

Jean Moe

Jean Anne Clark Moe, formerly of Gettysburg, age 76, died on May 14, 2020 in North Dakota. She fought a courageous battle with lung cancer. She received the diagnosis May 10, 2019.  Jean was born Jan. 22, 1944 to Archie Sr. and Bess Monroe in Britton, South Dakota. She is preceded in death by Archie Sr., Bess, Dennis, Archie Jr., […]

Travis Karst

Travis J. Karst, 39, of Hoven, died Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Avera Gettysburg Hospital.  Travis James Karst was born Sept. 5, 1980 in Hoven, SD to Donald and Lynn (Hermann) Karst. He attended and graduated from Hoven High School in 1999. While in high school, Travis participated in wrestling, finishing as a state qualifier, multiple times. All through school, […]

Bob Shoup

Bob Shoup, 65, of Pierre died Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls with his family at his side following an 11 year battle with cancer.   A man of strong faith, humility, and immense integrity, Bobby Lee Shoup was born June 17, 1954 in Onida to Francis (Bud) and Elsie (Cavanaugh) Shoup. He was baptized […]

Philip Hagny

Philip Warn Hagny, 92, of Gettysburg, died Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home on the farm.  Philip Warn Hagny was born Sept. 9, 1927, the son of Henry Aaron and Mabel Warn Hagny. Philip was born in rural Potter County, and he was baptized into Christ on Sept. 25, 1927. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Agar, […]

Gerald Peters

Gerald Peters, 91, of Gettysburg, died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg.  Gerald Lee Peters was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Enid, OK to Clarence and Marie (Stout) Peters. He attended and graduated high school in Enid, OK.  Gerald enlisted in the United States Army on July 9, 1952 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged […]

Francis Kirby

Francis Kirby, 89, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.   Due to COVID-19, travel and other restrictions at this time, a small immediate family burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Gettysburg, SD.  Francis Keith Kirby was born July 6, 1930 in Gettysburg, South Dakota to Lee and […]

Laura Kaup

Laura C. Kaup, 92, Hoven, SD, died April 17, 2020 at Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen, SD. A private Mass of Christian Burial was held April 22 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, with Father Darin Schmidt, Celebrant. Private graveside services followed at the Church Cemetery.  Laura Cecilia Seurer, daughter of Eva M. (Kaiser) and Charles Seurer, was born June […]


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