Ainsworth Star Journal

Funeral services for Eldon Hasche were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sioux Falls was in charge of arrangements. Eldon Dwain was born July 16, 1926 in Burke to William and Alma (Rambrant) Hasche. He attended school and graduated from Burke High School in 1942. He attended the University of South Dakota and graduated in 1946. He met and married Betty Hoklin in Elk Point on August 5, 1950. Eldon enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 at Fort Holabird, MD where he served his country and was a top marksman on the Army Rifle Team. He was honorably discharged in 1955. Over the course of their marriage, Betty and Eldon moved several times. They lived in Gregory where Eldon worked in insurance for Northwestern Bank until 1965. They then moved to Sioux Falls where Eldon worked as a controller and auditor for Northwestern Bank before going to work at New York Life Insurance Company. In 1977, they moved to Madison and Eldon bought and operated a property/casualty insurance agency. In 1988, they returned to Sioux Falls to be closer to their family. Eldon was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he took on several administration roles. He was a Siouxland Lions Club member, a member of the Singing Legionaires of Post 15 and was a member of the Legion Post 15. Eldon D. Hasche, 89, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. He is survived by his children, Bruce (Wendy) Hasche, Sioux Falls; Beth (Randy) St. Clair, Surprise, AZ and Elaine Hasche, Sioux Falls; two grandsons, Bret (Dana) Hasche and Ben (Elise Chesley) Hasche, all of Sioux Falls; and one granddaughter, Megan (Eric) Tvedt, Minneapolis, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; and his sister, Norma Hasche. Condolences may be left at

Lilly May (Hauger) Epke, 82, of North Platte passed away July 15, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Lilly was born in Carthage, MO on May 6, 1934, to Albert Kornelius (Buss) Hauger and Inez Rose (Brown) Hauger. In 1935 her parents and older brother Albert Edward moved to Valentine, NE. Lilly was baptized in the Episcopal Faith at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine. Later she transferred to the Episcopal Church of Jesus in Rosebud, SD, and was active in church affairs. Lilly attended school from kindergarten through 12th grade in the Valentine school system and graduated in 1952. On September 5, 1958, she married Jimmie Lee Epke of Crookston, NE. To this union two children were born, Samuel Wayne on January 12, 1962, and Joni Lynn on January 19, 1965. On December 29, 2007, Lilly moved to Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, NE where she resided until her death. Lilly quickly made lots of friends with staff and residents. She loved attending all of the activities. She loved dressing up in costumes and making others smile. One of her most favorite outings was the Fishing Trip. One of Lilly’s favorite projects and passions in life was organizing the Todd County, SD chapter of the American Cancer Society. She also enjoyed many different kinds of arts and crafts, painting, wood carving, leathercraft, gardening, and visiting with her special friends and neighbors. Lilly was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Albert. She is survived by her son, Sam; and granddaughters, Allie Jean and Jenna Rae Epke; daughter, Joni, (Dustin) Jorgenson; and grandsons Tucker James and Cooper Wayne White. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. Lilly is survived by the many friends and family that she touched with her kind heart and special smile. Memorials are suggested in her name and online condolences may be shared at Memorial Services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior with the Reverend Jeffrey Olson officiating. At her request she was cremated and requested that her ashes be spread in places where she and her family had special memories. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements.

Inez Marie “Hicks” Goodwin, 87 years of age, resided at Cherry Hills Estates in Valentine, NE since July 2011. She went to her heavenly home on July 18, 2016 at North Platte, NE. She was born June 29, 1929 to Ellis Roy and Dolores Dorothy (Wordeman) Hicks at the Swift Hospital in Martin, SD. At five years of age the family moved from the Sam Allen place to the Cherry place, both southwest of Martin, SD. When Inez was 12 years of age her parents purchased the “White Horse Ranch”, later known as Hicks’ Dairy on Little White River south of Martin. Inez graduated from Bennett County High School with the honor of being chosen Homecoming Warriors Princess of 1947. She married the love of her life, Gerald Arthur Goodwin, October 23, 1948 at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Martin. To this union six daughters were born. In 1955 the couple moved from the Martin area to the Bowring Ranch north of Merriman, NE. Later they moved into Merriman where they resided until moving to Cherry Hills Estates. By 1965 Gerald had taken a job at the Farmer’s Co-op Grain Elevator in Merriman. Inez went to work at the Co-op after the youngest child entered school. She later retired from the Anchor Bank in Merriman. She was a member of the Home Extension Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to play cards and spend time with family and friends. Inez was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years; a brother, Donald (Duck) Hicks; a daughter, Vonda Marie Mains; and a grandson, Justin Phillips. Survivors include brothers, Ellis Rae (Dorothy) Hicks, Ross (Marva) Hicks, Glenn (Berdella) Hicks; a sister, Dorothy Bradford; daughters, Linda (Leroy) Guptill, Gerry (Jack) Bermingham, Shirley Goodwin, Paula (Ron) Galloway and Kelli (Rod) Davis. Also, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Services were held at the new American Legion in Martin, SD on July 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m., with interment taking place at Martin Community Cemetery, Martin. Memorials may be sent to Bennett County Funeral Services, P.O. Box 65, Martin, SD 57551.

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