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Carol Ann Schlim was born on June 1, 1948 to Larry and Dorothy (Tietge) Beemer in Lake Andes. She attended school in Lake Andes, graduating from high school in 1966. She attended Cottey College in Nevada, MO, and then South Dakota State University in Brookings, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1971. At this time, she moved to Tucson, AZ where she accepted her first position as a Registered Nurse (RN). In 1972, Carol moved to Denver, CO and then to Colorado Springs, CO where she started a family (Loren Jones) and continued her career as a RN. In 1981 following Loren’s death, Carol and Nicolas moved to Mitchell where Carol worked as a clinic nurse. In 1983, Carol and Paul Schlim were reunited and the high-school sweethearts were joined united in marriage on October 13, 1983 in Mitchell. Together they made their home in Lake Andes while focusing on raising their five children. They remember those years as some of the best years of their lives. In 1989, the family moved to Jasper, MN and then later, in 1994, the family moved to Pipestone, MN. While living in Pipestone, Carol worked as a paraprofessional at Brown Elementary, and as a RN with several places including: the Good Samaritan Village, Good Samaritan Home Health Care, as a Nurse Educator with Minnesota West Technical and Community College, and as a Parish Nurse with both the First Lutheran and the United Methodist Churches in Pipestone. Carol helped develop, create and lead the parish nursing program. In 2007, Carol retired and in 2018 the couple moved to Brookings. She courageously lived with breast cancer for 12 years. Carol passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at her home in Brookings at the age of 72 years, three months, and 25 days.

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The Knights of Columbus and other farming friends rallied together Thursday to combine Brad and Francis Lhotak's 300 acres of soybeans. Pioneer Seeds sponsored the meals for the amazing crew who put their own harvest on hold to help their neighbors and friends.

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Today I would label myself as a fair deer hunter, but I find it interesting that I was 26 years-old before I first gave deer hunting a try. I laugh at myself when I think about that first 1968 Black Hills adventure.

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Funeral Mass for Sally Boyd, 72 of Mission Hill was held Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial was in the Bon Homme Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation was at the church Sunday with a Rosary followed by sharing time. Peters Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements.

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Leo Westendorf, 66, of Winner, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 1 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial was at the Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Geddes.

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Funeral services for Richard Nyman, 75, of Wagner were Friday, October 2 at the YST Community Center Gym in Wagner. Burial was in the Wagner ZCBJ Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.

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Carol Jeanne Drapeaux, 92, of Lake Andes died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Lake Andes Senior Living Center in Lake Andes. Wake services were held at the White Swan Community Center in Lake Andes. On Saturday, October 3, 2020, a meal was served followed by her funeral services at the White Swan Community Center. Burial was in the Greenwood Presbyterian Cemetery in Greenwood. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.

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