Obituaries

Beth Klingbile

Madison

Beth Klingbile, 60, of Madison, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.  

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Weiland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Conrad Krahling officiating.  Visitation was Friday at Weiland Funeral Chapel, and continued on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Madison.

Elizabeth Irene Oakley was born Sept. 27, 1957, in Huron, to Leonard and Patricia (Anderson) Oakley. She graduated in 1975 from Letcher High School and continued her education for two more years at Dakota State College for medical coding. On Aug. 23, 1980, she married Gary Klingbile in Woonsocket, and to this union, two daughters were born. After graduating from college, Beth started working at the Brookings Hospital. Beth also worked briefly at the hospitals in Watertown and Marshall, Minn., before moving back to Madison in December 1984. At this time, Beth and Gary bought the bakery, which is commonly known today as Gary’s Bakery.  

When Beth wasn’t working alongside Gary at the bakery, she loved to go fishing, boating, going for rides on the trike, going to her daughter’s softball games and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Gary of Madison; two daughters, Sarah (Travis) Olsem and Shannon (Randy) Neu, both of Sioux Falls; two grandchildren; and two aunts.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother, Darwin Oakley. 

Online condolences can be sent at www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.

JUDY ARHART

Huron

Judy Arhart, age 76, of Alpena, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls from complications of infection. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Bethesda Church, Huron, with Rev. Roy Burket, officiating. A private family burial will be held. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, at Bethesda Church, with her family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Memorials are preferred with Judy’s choice being the Lakota Nazarene Church at Wounded Knee with Pastor Cecilia Spotted Bear. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kuhler Funeral Home. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com

Judy Arhart was born in Dixon, Illinois on April 19, 1942, to Lloyd and Lois (Grossnicklel) Summers. She graduated from Polo High school in Polo, Illinois and graduated from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois. She taught Home Economics and English at Wessington Springs Academy, Wessington Springs, South Dakota. 

On November 24, 1967, she married LaVerne Arhart. She lived on the farm in Alpena until 2015 when she moved to Huron.

Judy loved to cook and sew and was well known for making special decorated birthday cakes for her children’s birthday parties. She was active in Bethesda Church as church librarian for 28 years. She was a loving wife, and mother and especially adored her thirteen grandchildren and her cat Ernie. Judy loved God and her family.

Grateful for having shared in her life are two daughters, Ellie (Kenny) Kleinsasser and Vicky (Brent) Schneider; two sons, Andrew (Melissa) Arhart, and Jonathan (Joy) Arhart; thirteen grandchildren, Zach, Nick, Ben, Ty Kleinsasser, Jacob, Abbie, and Julia Schneider, Anna, Wyatt, Josie, Will, Jesse Arhart; and Zoey Arhart; one brother, Dan (Linda) Summers; step-mother, Jane Summers; one brother-in-law, LeRoy (Phyllis) Arhart; two sisters-in-law, Alice Olson and Agnes Ekstrum; one half sister-in-law, Diane (Harlan) Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceeded in death by her husband; her parents; her step father-in-law, Leonard Sheffield, her mother-in-law, Clara Sheffield; her sisters, Sherrill Klakulak and Karen Groves; and her brothers-in-law, Darrell Groves, Gene Olson and Richard Ekstrum.

Kathy Otter

Faulkton

Kathy Dianne Otter, 70, of Faulkton, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Faulkton Area Medical Center from cancer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 18, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Cresbard. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetary, Seneca. Visitation and prayer services were held Tuesday, July 17, at Luce Funeral Home in Faulkton. A fellowship gathering at the community center in Faulkton followed. Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton was entrusted with Kathy’s arrangements.

Kathy Dianne Dahme was born July 2, 1948, in Faulkton to Roy and Lillian (Emmons) Dahme. She was the youngest of 13 and attended school in Faulkton School.

On June 30, 1968, she married the love of her life, James Marvin Otter. Together they raised five children. They farmed in the Cresbard area until moving to Faulkton several years ago.

Kathy was a dedicated wife and mother. She was very active in many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Cresbard Ladies Auxiliary and a 4-H leader from 1982-2000. She held many offices in the Faulk County Saddle Club, Broncos 4-H Horse Club and Faulkton Area Arts Council. Kathy was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard and active in LWML.

Kathy is survived by her husband, James; children, Rebecca (Brad) Lewandowski, Raechel Otter, Joseph (Tracy) Otter, Jessica (Matthew Allen) Otter and Jonathan (Emily) Otter; two brothers, Terry (Pat) Dahme and Roger (Doris) Dahme; one sister, Carol (Philip) Geist; 11 grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and beloved coffee friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lillian Dahme; brothers, Den-nis, Gerry and Bruce; sisters, Rita, Keo, JoAnn, Peggy, Linda and Donna; and infant granddaughter, Isabella.

Memorials can be made to the Oakland Cemetery; c/o Rolland Potter, 201 Elm St., Seneca, S.D. 57473.