Ronald John Andrus, 80

Ronald John Andrus passed away October 17, 2020 at Sanford Health Care Center in Vermillion, SD with his wife, Karen by his side. Ron was born to John and Ruth (Schrunk) Andrus on September 8, 1940 in Atkinson, NE. He had an older brother Ralph and a younger sister Karen (Ormesher). He attended Atkinson High School and graduated May 1958.

John K. Rupe, 63

John Kevin Rupe was born April 3, 1957 in Dubuque, IA. John died October 9, 2020 at the Cherry County Hospital of heart failure. John had a unique sense of humor that he inherited from his father, Dwayne Rupe. John’s view on life always left a smile on your face, a chuckle in your heart, and a shake of the head. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joan Rupe, and his children, Adam and Scott Rupe. As a business owner in Valentine, John was a respected member of the community. He participated in the local golfing, bowling, fishing and coffee groups. With a diet soda in front of him, he joked his way through life. John graduated from Valentine

Connie Barnes, 60

Connie Barnes, 60

Memorial services for Connie (Allen) Barnes, 60, of Norfolk, were Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Pastor Lee Weander will be officiating. A private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk.

Benjamin Hoffman

Benjamin Hoffman

Funeral services for Benjamin Hoffman were held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Fremont, NE, with Rev. Linda Becker Newman officiating.

Leo Krieger

Leo Krieger

Funeral services for Leo Krieger were held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lucas Baptist Church in Lucas, SD with Pastor Russ Grim officiating.


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