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Margaret "Babe" Manning

Aug 1, 2022


     Margaret ”Babe” Manning, 98, of Vermillion, SD died Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Sanford Care Center.  Margaret was born June 29, 1924 in Mayfield, SD.  (rural Irene, SD). She was the 5th of nine children born to John and Agnes (Healy) Christopher. She graduated from Irene High School, Mount Marty college in Yankton, SD and NBI in...

James L. Heirigs

Sep 19, 2022

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at 4:04PM James Leroy Heirigs passed away at Avera Mckennan Hospital due to complications after surgery. Jim celebrated his 80th birthday on June 10th. He was born to Grace and Lawrence Heirigs in 1942 and grew up on a farm west of Irene in the Mayfield area. Jim graduated from Irene high school in 1960...

Maxine Rogers

Sep 17, 2022



Maxine F. Rogers, 88, of Vermillion, SD passed away, peacefully at home on September 17, 2022, following a short illness. 

Maxine Frances Darling Rogers was born in Lyons Nebraska on May 29, 1934. She was the youngest child of Paul and Viola (Schmiedeskamp) Darling. She attended and graduated from Lyons Schools in 1952. After graduation Maxine attended one...

Darren O'Connor

Sep 16, 2022

Darren O'Connor of Vermillion, SD passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2022.

No services are planned to be held at this time.

Pamela Roth

Sep 14, 2022

Pamela Roth, 65, of Vermillion, SD passed away at Sanford Vermillion Care Center on September 14, 2022. No services will be held.

William (Bill) Knodel

Sep 7, 2022

William (Bill) Gary Knodel, 77, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Irene, passed away peacefully at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. A Visitation will be held at the Hansen Funeral Home, Irene on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 5:00-7:00PM. A memorial service will take place Monday, September 12, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Irene beginning...

Fern E. Knutson

Sep 3, 2022

Fern E. Knutson, 93, of Vermillion SD passed away peacefully on Saturday September 3, 2022, at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center. Visitation will be held Thursday September 8, 2022, at the Hansen Funeral Home-Vermillion, from 5:00-7:00PM. Funeral service will be Friday, September 9, 2022, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Vermillion at 10:00AM.Fern Elizabeth (Wooledge) Knutson was born to Eliza and Amelia...

Glen Taggart

Aug 25, 2022

Glen Warren Taggart, 56, of Wakonda SD passed away Thursday August 25, 2022, at high noon, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00PM, Sunday October 2, 2022, at the Wakonda Legion Hall.  Glen was born September 13th, 1965, in Vermillion South Dakota to Alfred and Joyce Taggart. Glen is one of...

Melville Ashley Larson

Aug 23, 2022

Mel Larson passed away peacefully on August 23, 2022, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD. Melville Ashley Larson was born January 7, 1922 to George Larson and Ivy (Melville) in Vermillion SD.

Mel grew up on the family farm south of Meckling and graduated from Meckling High School in 1940. He attended the University of South Dakota for one...

Emma Jean Drissen

Aug 11, 2022


     Emma Drissen, 78, of Vermillion, SD passed away August 11, 2022, after a brief illness.

     Emma Jean Sorensen was born December 24, 1943 in Yankton, SD to Lloyd and Jo (Peterson) Sorensen.

     In 1962, while working at Chimes Café, Emma met Ed Drissen, a graduate student at USD.  Following her graduation from Vermillion High School in...

Mary Jo Hansen

Aug 4, 2022

Mary Joan Petersen Hansen, 77, of Coleridge, NE passed away peacefully Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE surrounded by her family. A Memorial visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, NE. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 5:00-7:00PM. Memorial Service will begin at 10:00AM Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion.


Walter D. Reed

Jul 28, 2022

Walter D. Reed, 98, of Vermillion passed away on July 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Vermillion on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, beginning at 10:30AM.Walter D. Reed was born June 1, 1924, in Dallas Center, Iowa, one of four children.  Following high school, he enlisted in the...

Ardiss Serena Dwyer

Jul 24, 2022

Ardiss Serena (Hall) Dwyer, 90, of Vermillion passed away Sunday, July 24 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls after a long illness. Funeral Mass will be held Friday July 29, 2022, at St. Agnes Catholic church in Vermillion. A public visitation will be held the night prior, Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 5:00-7:00PM with a Wake service to...

Kenneth John Beringer

Jul 20, 2022

Kenneth John Beringer, passed away on July 20, 2022. A public visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022, at St. Agnes Catholic Church-Vermillion from 5:00-7:00PM with a Rosary beginning at 7:00PM. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10:30AM at St. Agnes Catholic church in Vermillion   Ken was born on January 24, 1932, to George...

Thelma Darlene Raines

Jul 17, 2022

Thelma Darlene (Shaw) Raines, age 91 of Vermillion SD, passed away peacefully on July 17th at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center, surrounded by the love of her entire family.

Thelma was born July 3, 1931 to Thomas and Julia (Griebel) Shaw in Stockton Kansas, where she graduated high school in 1949.  She attended Kansas State University and married Bobby Ray...

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