Donald Eugene Krueger, 84, of Huron, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

His funeral service was Friday, April 6, at the Riverview United Methodist Church, with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation, with family present, was Thursday, April 5, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Donald Krueger, the son of John and Martha (Fuehrer) Krueger, was born July 18, 1933, in Wessington Springs. He grew up on the farm west of Wessington Springs and attended Longfellow School.

Donald married Clarice Mae Kneen on Dec. 18, 1951. They lived in Kansas for a short time before moving back to the farm west of Wessington Springs and later to Artesian, where they farmed until 1964, when they moved to a farm southwest of Huron.

Donald worked the farm, raising wheat, corn, hay, sheep, cattle and chickens, and running his backhoe. He loved working in his shop with family and friends. Playing cards was a favorite pastime, and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, racing and mechanic work.

Donald was a member of the Virgil United Methodist Church, where he attended faithfully.

Donald is survived by his daughter, Margaret Fuller of Hitchcock; his son, Steven (Anny) Krueger of Huron; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; four siblings, Leland Krueger of Alpena, Marcella Hehn of Huron, Dorothy Krog of Redfield, and Shirley (Bill) Erfman of Thorton, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Clarice; his parents; one granddaughter, Angie Krueger; two brothers; five sisters; and a son-in-law, Wade Fuller.

Robert D. Cross

Fort Pierre

Robert “Bob” Cross, 83, of Fort Pierre, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at Avera-Maryhouse Long Term Care.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Pierre, with visitation one half hour before the service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Pierre.

Bob was born Aug. 21, 1934, to Royal and Helen (Byrd) Cross.

He was united in marriage with Monica Moody on June 7, 1952, in Letcher. The couple purchased Merchandise Outlet Western Wear in Mitchell in 1979, and started KBARC Western Wear in Pierre in 1986.

Bob worked a variety of jobs, which included heavy equipment operator during the building of the Oahe Dam, police officer in Letcher and Mitchell, road maintenance for Sanborn County, and penback at Mitchell Livestock. He was involved with the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo and the Horseman Sports Roping Club in Mitchell.

Bob enjoyed spending time with family, rodeos and running racehorses. He and his sons currently own a horse that will run in the 2018 Fort Pierre Race Meet.

Bob is survived by his four sons: Kim Cross of Mitchell, Kurt (Connie) Cross of Eagle Butte, Kelly (Jackie) Cross of Fort Pierre, and Kent Cross of Pierre; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Russ; and sisters: Violet, Beverly and Carolyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Monica; brother, Frank; sisters, Eva and Jean; and granddaughters, Callie and Kyli.

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Reva Schlomer


Reva LaVonn Schlomer, 88, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 6, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Woonsocket, with burial in Eventide Cemetery at Woonsocket. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Reva was born April 19, 1929, in Woonsocket, to Roelf and Jessie (Moore) Schlomer, and was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Woonsocket. She graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1947 and received her RN degree from Methodist State Hospital and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.

She worked for numerous hospitals, including Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, Rapid City Medical Center, and Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. For a time, she was the Sanborn County Public Health Nurse before working as a visiting nurse and a school nurse in Arizona. During summers when she visited in Woonsocket, she worked at Prairie View Care Center.

In 2011, Reva moved back to South Dakota and lived at Wesley Acres in Mitchell. In 2014, she moved to Leisure Living in Corsica, and then in 2018, to the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica.

She spent every holiday in Woonsocket with family. She loved to take pictures, paint china, take care of her roses, sing with the Sweet Adelines and travel.

Reva is survived by two nieces, Susan (Roy) Buchholz and Sandy (Mike) Tuschen; four great-nieces and –nephews; and 10 great great-nieces and –nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Glenn Schlomer; and sister-in-law, Milda Schlomer.