OBITUARIES

VIRGIL STEWART (JONGELING)

JAN. 1947

JAN. 4, 2020

Harrington - On January 4, 2020, Virgil Lyle (Jongeling) Stewart went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Virgil was born in Sioux Falls, S.D. in Jan., 1947 to Maria Evelyn Hofling Jongeling and George B. Jongeling of Parker, S.D. He was raised on a dairy farm outside of Parker where he enjoyed hunting, shooting, and riding horses. Virgil's favorite horse was Buck, a horse whose wild spirit matched his own.
He attended Rural School District 87 and graduated from Chancellor High School in 1965 in a class of three students. After high school Virgil attended Brown Institute to kickstart his radio career. He then became news director at KWOA Radio Station in Worthington, Minn., where he met and fell in love with Carol Kunerth. The two were married in 1970; their daughter Wendy was born one year later.
After eight years in radio, Virgil attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa to study Christian ministry. Virgil completed his education at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.. He then moved to Michigan where he worked as an evangelist smuggling bibles into Mexico and parts of the Middle East and Asia.
He also pastored two churches in Michigan, and later three churches in Delaware. Afterwards he worked in hospice care, sharing the good news of the gospel with many who were suffering.
Virgil was happiest when he was preaching God's word. He was a prankster known for his feistiness, humor, and tall tales. He always gave generously to those in need, and remained grateful for God's provision until the end.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Wendy, son-in-law, Ken; grandchildren, Kathryn, Joey, and Jared; brothers, George and Charles, and sister Darline.
The family will receive visitors at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, 1/10, with a memorial service at 2 p.m.

A graveside service was held for Virgil on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Chancellor Reformed Church Cemetery.  Pastor Marc deWaard officiated. 

AUDREY VIETOR

JUL. 19, 1929

JAN. 24, 2020

Marian Bingner, 90, of Lennox, formerly Chancellor, SD, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg, SD.

                Marian Jane Timmerman was born on February 25, 1930, on a farm near Davis, SD, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Conroy) Timmerman. She lived in this area and attended rural school until moving with her family to a farm east of Lennox. Marian had a love for horses and enjoyed riding with her friend Shirley, during her teen years. She graduated from Lennox High School in 1947. Marian went on to complete several commercial art classes and took guitar lessons. She enjoyed playing her Gibson steel guitar. She had a beautiful singing voice also. Marian was employed at Manchester Biscuit and Cookie Company in Sioux Falls, SD.

                On February 26, 1949 she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Bingner, at the Second Reformed Church in Lennox. The couple made their home in Lennox before moving to Chancellor in 1952. Marian worked for Sioux Valley Hospital for several years as a CNA, before beginning a 21 year career as a physical therapy assistant and CNA at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center. Husband Art, died on August 23, 2010. Marian moved to Pathways in Lennox and became a resident at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing home in January of this year.

                Marian was a loving and caring person who would help family, friends and neighbors anytime she saw the most remote need. This loving nature gave way to well cared for home, family and several pets over the years. She lovingly prepared many holiday and Sunday dinners and was an excellent cook. If you had coffee or tea with Art and Marian, you were able to sample some of her delicious baked goods. She loved visits with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.

                Marian was an active and faithful member of the Chancellor Reformed Church. She had been a member of the Mary Martha Circle, and currently belonged to the Dorcus Circle, Women of Purpose and held many different offices in these ladies groups over the years. She also served as church librarian. She belonged to the Chancellor American Legion Auxiliary for many years and one of the last offices she held was that of secretary.

                Besides her parents and husband, Marian was preceded in death by all of her six siblings; four sisters: Lucille Bultena, Ardell Bossman, Ileen Meyer and Alice Peters and two brothers: Marvin Timmerman and James Timmerman; one son-in-law, Wayne Danielson.

                Grateful for having shared her life are her three daughters: Cathy (De Wane) Stoddard, Big Stone City, SD, Karen Danielson, Dell Rapids, SD and Nancy (Gary) Dickson, Dakota Dunes, SD; seven grandchildren: Darin (Shawn) Stoddard, Bradley Stoddard, Jarrod (Teresa) Stoddard, Wayne Danielson Jr., Rick (Angela) Danielson, Jonathon (Ashley) Danielson and Glenda (Shayne) Cheek; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Vivian Timmerman, Sioux Falls, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 A burial graveside service was held April 22, 2020 at the Chancellor Reformed Church Cemetery.  Pastor Marc deWaard officiated.  

marian bingner

FEB. 25, 1930

APR. 19, 2020

Marian Bingner, 90, of Lennox, formerly Chancellor, SD, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg, SD.

                Marian Jane Timmerman was born on February 25, 1930, on a farm near Davis, SD, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Conroy) Timmerman. She lived in this area and attended rural school until moving with her family to a farm east of Lennox. Marian had a love for horses and enjoyed riding with her friend Shirley, during her teen years. She graduated from Lennox High School in 1947. Marian went on to complete several commercial art classes and took guitar lessons. She enjoyed playing her Gibson steel guitar. She had a beautiful singing voice also. Marian was employed at Manchester Biscuit and Cookie Company in Sioux Falls, SD.

                On February 26, 1949 she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Bingner, at the Second Reformed Church in Lennox. The couple made their home in Lennox before moving to Chancellor in 1952. Marian worked for Sioux Valley Hospital for several years as a CNA, before beginning a 21 year career as a physical therapy assistant and CNA at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center. Husband Art, died on August 23, 2010. Marian moved to Pathways in Lennox and became a resident at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing home in January of this year.

                Marian was a loving and caring person who would help family, friends and neighbors anytime she saw the most remote need. This loving nature gave way to well cared for home, family and several pets over the years. She lovingly prepared many holiday and Sunday dinners and was an excellent cook. If you had coffee or tea with Art and Marian, you were able to sample some of her delicious baked goods. She loved visits with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.

                Marian was an active and faithful member of the Chancellor Reformed Church. She had been a member of the Mary Martha Circle, and currently belonged to the Dorcus Circle, Women of Purpose and held many different offices in these ladies groups over the years. She also served as church librarian. She belonged to the Chancellor American Legion Auxiliary for many years and one of the last offices she held was that of secretary.

                Besides her parents and husband, Marian was preceded in death by all of her six siblings; four sisters: Lucille Bultena, Ardell Bossman, Ileen Meyer and Alice Peters and two brothers: Marvin Timmerman and James Timmerman; one son-in-law, Wayne Danielson.

                Grateful for having shared her life are her three daughters: Cathy (De Wane) Stoddard, Big Stone City, SD, Karen Danielson, Dell Rapids, SD and Nancy (Gary) Dickson, Dakota Dunes, SD; seven grandchildren: Darin (Shawn) Stoddard, Bradley Stoddard, Jarrod (Teresa) Stoddard, Wayne Danielson Jr., Rick (Angela) Danielson, Jonathon (Ashley) Danielson and Glenda (Shayne) Cheek; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Vivian Timmerman, Sioux Falls, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 A burial graveside service was held April 22, 2020 at the Chancellor Reformed Church Cemetery.  Pastor Marc deWaard officiated.  

VERLADYNE Dloof

APR. 13, 1924

SEPT. 26, 2020

Verladyne DeLoof, 96, of Sioux Falls, SD, died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Avera Prince of Peace Nursing Home, Sioux Falls, SD.

          Verladyne Naomia Saunders was born on April 13, 1924, the daughter of William and Barbara (Boyes) Saunders, at Schoolcraft, MI. She grew up and attended school in this area, graduating from Mattawan High School. She went on to attend Western Michigan University and then graduated from Hope College with a degree in education. Verladyne taught kindergarten for several years.

          On August 16, 1950 she was united in marriage to Gerard DeLoof at the Calvary Reformed Church, Texas Corners, MI. The couple worked side by side in ministry at churches in Casnovia, MI, St. Petersburg, FL, Portage, MI, Ellsworth, MN and at Second Reformed, Delaware Reformed, Monroe Reformed and Chancellor Reformed in South Dakota. Husband, Gerard "Jerry" died on September 19, 2017.

          Verladyne was a member of the Chancellor Reformed Church. She had a well utilized gift of hospitality. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, cooking, baking, sewing and needlework. She had crocheted many afghans for her children and grandchildren.  Verladyne was a sports enthusiast who was a devoted Detroit Tigers baseball fan and a fan of various football teams. Most of all, Verladyne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who deeply loved her Lord.

          Besides her husband Gerard, Verladyne was preceded in death by her parents, all 11 of her siblings and two great-grandchildren.

          Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Tim (Sandy) DeLoof, Sioux Falls, Marilyn (Steve) Ward, Captiva, FL, Don DeLoof, Sioux Falls and Steve (Mary) DeLoof, Brandon; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Due to health concerns, private family services will be held and can be viewed online at the Chancellor Reformed Church website following the services, with burial in the Lennox Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Chancellor Reformed Mission Fund or Words of Hope.

IRENE JONGELING

JAN. 11, 1924

OCT. 15, 2020

Irene Jongeling, 96, of Parker/Chancellor, SD, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.

            Adeline Irene Jacobson was born on January 11, 1924 in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Charlie A. and Elvira O. (Nelson) Jacobson. She grew up and attended school in Brandon, SD, graduating from Brandon High School in 1942. She went on to earn her teaching certificate from Beadle State Teacher's College. She attended Sioux Falls College and Augustana College and earned an elementary education degree, graduating in 1960. Irene had worked as an elementary school teacher. She had also worked in the office for Cargill and at the Sioux Falls Army Force Air Force Base in Sioux Falls during WWII.

            On September 30, 1960 she was united in marriage to Fred Jongeling at Valley Springs, SD. The couple, made their home on a farm 3 miles NW of Chancellor, SD. Husband Fred died on October 29, 1982.

            Irene was a member of the Chancellor Reformed Church were she was active in the Reformed Church Women's Ministries and the Dorcas Circle. She was also a member of the Chancellor American Legion Auxiliary. Irene's interests included: cardinals, bird watching, bird feeding, vocal music, especially solos and duets with her sister. She was known for her love and concern for animals, especially her many cats and dogs.

            Besides her parents and husband Fred, Irene was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Ganschow and three infant brothers.

            Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Madge (Alan) Bruflat, Wayne, NE and son, Jessie Jongeling, Colton, SD and two grandchildren; special niece, Jean Tesch, Lennox, as well as other relatives and friends.    

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