Obituaries

Bill Zoss

Letcher

Bill R. Zoss, 72, of Letcher, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. 

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 15, at the Will Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Will Funeral Chapel with burial at Butler Cemetery in rural Letcher. Lunch followed at the Letcher Community Center. 

Bill R. Zoss, son of Charley and Marjorie (Radenslaben) Zoss, was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Mitchell. He grew up on a farm north of Letcher and attended country school. Bill graduated from Forestburg High School. After his schooling, Bill served in the South Dakota National Guard for six years. At that time, he was also farming. 

Bill married Betty Olson on April 5, 1969, in Forestburg. The couple made their home on a farm north of Letcher, where Bill farmed until the early 1990s. The farm was then passed onto his sons, who continued the operation. After farming, Bill established his own trucking company, Zoss Trucking. He specialized in hauling cattle and continued trucking until his passing. 

Other than his wife, Betty, Bill’s second love was horses. He raised and sold quarter horses throughout the U.S. He had a special place in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Bill loved spending time with them and going to all their activities. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Betty Zoss of Letcher; their children, Scott (Stacy) Zoss of Letcher, Shelly (Barry) Selland of Forestburg, Steve Zoss of Forestburg, and Charles (Christy) Zoss of Forestburg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer (Tracey) Zoss of Alexandria and Mark Zoss of Stickney; a sister, Donna (Dean) Peterson of Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Marjorie Zoss; and two brothers, Terry Zoss and George Zoss.

JANE KROG

Huron

Jane M. Krog, 70, died at home surrounded by family on Oct. 7, 2021, after a 14-month fight with esophageal cancer.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Horan and McConaty, 11150 E Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO 80014, and a reception will follow at the home of Melissa and Tim at 18134 E Amherst Dr, Aurora, CO 80013.

Jane was born July 22, 1951, in Huron to Joyce A Morrison and Harry Steichen. She was later adopted by Harold G. Krog in 1954. Jane grew up in Woonsocket. She lived in Sioux Falls for many years before moving to Denver, Colo., in 2004 to be close to her daughter. 

Jane worked in the banking industry as a Senior Plan Controller, Institutional Trust Services. She worked for Norwest and Wells Fargo Banks, and retired from TD Ameritrade in 2014. During her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

Jane is survived by her daughter, Melissa; son-in-law, Tim Lundgren; two grandchildren; sister, Mary E. Buchholz of Ellsworth, Kan.; brother, Harold G. (Jacqui) Krog Jr. of Orange Vale, Calif.; and nephews and a niece.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Joyce A. and Harold G. Krog; and brother-in-law, Rodney Buchholz. 

ROBERT SIEDSCHLAW

Sheridan, Wyo.

Robert “Bob” Siedschlaw passed away September 30th, 2021, at Greenhouse Living in Sheridan, Wyo., at age 76 after a long illness with dementia. 

Bob was born June 23, 1945, in Huron, S.D. He grew up in Woonsocket, S.D., surrounded by his parents, Wenton and Betty Siedschlaw and five siblings. He was active in Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout Rank) and kept those principles throughout his life. He loved helping others whenever the opportunity arose. This act of servanthood was evidenced by his career in the Army National Guard, Sturgis Fire Department, Lawrence County Search and Rescue, Shriner Clown squad, Fraternal Order of Masons and as a longtime member of the Sturgis First United Methodist Church.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 54 years, Jill, and their two children and grandchildren, Jay and Jennifer (Abigail and Jacob) of Otsego, Minn., and Molly and Al Mason (Gillian, Karly and Quinn) of Sheridan, Wyo. Bob is survived by one brother, Kurt (Joni Tschetter) Siedschlaw; two sisters, Bonnie (Larry) Traetow of Fairmont, Minn., and Nancy (Lonnie) Nack of Aberdeen, S.D.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dick Siedschlaw; sisters, Mary Alice and Marjorie Siedschlaw; brother-in-law, Thomas Selland; nephew, Scott Siedschlaw; and nieces, Katie and Andrea Traetow.

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family requests that you help another person the next time you see someone in need, don’t hesitate or be afraid of helping or serving. Bob would be honored to know you helped someone through his example. Don’t let those moments of opportunity pass you by, be the change you want to see in the world!

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sturgis First United Methodist Church and inurnment at Black Hills National Cemetery with Military Honors tentatively set for June 25, 2022.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheridanfuneral.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Sheridan Funeral Home.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    October 28, 2021, 12:43 pm
    Sunny
    51°F
    real feel: 45°F
    humidity: 65%
    wind speed: 18 mph NNW
    wind gusts: 31 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    October 2021
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    September 26, 2021 September 27, 2021 September 28, 2021 September 29, 2021 September 30, 2021 October 1, 2021 October 2, 2021
    October 3, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 5, 2021 October 6, 2021 October 7, 2021 October 8, 2021 October 9, 2021
    October 10, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 12, 2021 October 13, 2021 October 14, 2021 October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021
    October 17, 2021 October 18, 2021 October 19, 2021 October 20, 2021 October 21, 2021 October 22, 2021 October 23, 2021
    October 24, 2021 October 25, 2021 October 26, 2021 October 27, 2021 October 28, 2021 October 29, 2021 October 30, 2021
    October 31, 2021 November 1, 2021 November 2, 2021 November 3, 2021 November 4, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 6, 2021
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives