William (Bill) Walter Lien passed away unexpectedly February 18, 2020. He was born July 2,1937, in Todd County South Dakota to Theodore and Minnie Lien. Bill was the seventh of nine children. He grew up in Todd County attending country school in Littleburg. He graduated from Todd County High School in Mission, SD. There he lettered in football and was skilled at riding horses.
Betty Ruth Geiser, 98, passed away, Monday, March 2, 2020 at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. She was born September 8, 1921 in Valentine to the late Marc and Phoebe Jacobs Stewart. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Melvin C. Geiser; brothers, Walter Stewart, Frank Stewart, and twin brother, William Stewart; sisters, Gladys Anderson, Ella Claire Barnett, and Peggy Stewart.
Funeral services for Neil Burkinshaw were held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Burke with Pastor Clay Lundberg officiating.
Ronald Bruns was born in Anchorage, AK, on October 26, 1956 to parents Francis Edward Bruns and Mary Kathryn (Robb) Bruns. Ronald was taken in by his foster parents, Vernon and Dorothy Wells, who raised him through his childhood years, where he received his education through the Burke School District and rooted himself into the Burke community.
Funeral services for Helen Dooley were held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Gregory, SD with Pastor Tim Voigt, officiating. GW Ekroth gave the euology.