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-4 I MARVIN BAILEY Continued from Page 3 Cory Bailey, Elvin Ferguson, Mark Bailey, Dennis Nolan, Dan Nolan and Monte Bailey. Honorary Casket Bearers included: Eben Bailey, Rich Bailey, Gayle Bailey, Earl Bailey, Fred Bailey and Donny Bailey. Mu- sic was provided by Joan Swan and Congregational Hymns, Viola Witt- muss was Organist. Margaret Baker and Marilyn Weidner attended the Register. Marvin Elvin Bailey, age 82, of Sioux Falls passed away on Febru- ary 1,2016. Marvin Elvin Bailey was born September 7, 1933 to Elvin and Tra- cy (Janousek) Bailey in their Bon- esteel farmhouse. He was the third of 15 children. On November 3, 1953, Marvin married Karen Gies. Together they had four children, Barbara, Doug, Cathy, and Bruce. In 1965, they purchased the Bailey homestead and Marvin fulfilled his passion of becoming a rancher. He took great pride in this work - sharing his love for it with his brothers, sons and grandsons. He was often heard re- ferring to the area where he lived as being God's country. Ir 1980, he made the homestead theL" own by building, with the help of lis father- in-law, Jake Gies, a new tome. This Bonesteel ranch became the home and meeting place for rrany fam- ily and friends. In 1995, Marvin's health forced him to sellL his live- stock and semi-retire from ranch- ing. For many years following, he assisted his brother in the fields and working cattle. Shortly following their 50th wedding anniversary, Mawin had a stroke on Christmas Eve 2003. No longer able to communicate, Mar- vin became dependent on those who knew him best to translate, the few words he spoke, for him - to which we became pretty good at. We knew by where he pointed if he was talk- ing about Whetstone, Wheeler or Scalp Creek. His eyes beamed when you guessed correctly and he would say, "Yeah... Yeah...Yeah", with a smile on his face. Despite not being able to com- municate, he always warred to be included and on-the-go. Fie played cards. (We all knew that his three- bid didn't necessarily mean he bid three, his fingers told the truth.) He shuffled to his kids and grandkids houses for gatherings and attended great-grandkid's sporting events. It was evident he was proud of his family. In October 2014, Marvin left his Bonesteel homestead for a Sioux Falls home where he resided and surrounded himself with family. Marvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Kienast; parents, Elvin & Tracy; two sisters and five brother-in-laws. He is sur- vived by his wife of 62 years, Kar- en Bailey; sons, Doug and Bruce; daughter, Cathy (Gary) Sherman; brothers and sisters, Judy (Dale) Nolan, Dorothy Ferguson, Nola (Elden) Nolan, Eben (Patty) Bai- ley, Richard (Margaret Ann) Bai- ley, Ruth (Gary) Lundberg, Gayle (Harriet) Bailey, Earl (Tootie) Bai- ley, Leah (Roy) England, Sherrill Kinzie, Fred (Marilyn) Bailey, and Donny (Gay) Bailey; 12 grandkids; 32 great-grandkids; two great-great grandkids; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Held For Tom Li Funeral services for Tom Linn were held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Berean Fundamental Church in Gregory. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke, SD. On January 30th, 2016, Tom Linn, beloved husband, father, and grandfather went to Heaven. Tom was born in Davenport, Iowa on August 7th, 1962 and moved to California in his early 20's. He was loved by many as he always showed love to others, (as he) sought to help and see the best in all those he came in contact with. He lived his life, knowing that God was first and foremost; always sharing the truth of God's word and the need for sal- vation through singing or speaking. He has owned R & D Air Condition- ing in Bellflower, California for 22 years. Although his occupation was in air conditioning, heating, and re- frigeration, he spent 20 years coach- ing baseball, softball, wrestling, and football for youth sports in the city of Norwalk (and at) Calvary Chapel Downey Christian School. He loved to spend time with his kids helping them understand their academics, sports, and most of all their love for Jesus. He was a loving husband who is greatly missed but he always re- assured his family and friends that God's will is perfect and Heaven is really not that far away; knowing that someday, in God's timing, there will be an amazing reunion. In No- vember of 2013, he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Tom knew his life was in God's hands and with God's help the bat- tle against cancer began. He shared his journey with those he came in contact with, letting them know that true peace in life only comes from the understanding of God's grace as spoken of in 2 Corinthians 12: 8-9. God was faithful and in Tom's phys- ical weakness, God became his (and our family's) strength like never before. On January 30th at 2:40 am God gave Tom the biggest miracle of his life and brought him home to Heaven. Tom is survived by his loving family: wife Amber Linn of Nor- walk, CA, daughter Renee (Troy) James of Beresford, SD, son Micah (Allie) Linn of Beresford, SD, son Caleb (Alyssa) Linn of Orange City, IA, and daughters Micayla Linn, Cailey Linn and Calissa Linn all of Norwalk, CA He also was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren Malachi and Micah James. Tom also leaves behind his mom Jo Linn of Paullina, IA, sister Becky Linn of Redfield, IA, parents-in-law Pharis & Jan Fedde of Lakewood, CA, sis- ters-in-law April (Randy) Verhoef and Yoli (Jonathon) Musgrave as well as his nephews & nieces Cody (LeighAnn), Katie and Annie Ver- hoef, Ariana, Ethan and Isaac Mus- grave. Cracker Barrel Set For Saturday At Noon In Stella's The Gregory County Farm Bu- reau is hosting a Cracker Barrel with District 21 legislators on Sat- urday, February 13th, at 12 Noon at Stella's. Everyone is invited to at- tend. Other public forums will be held on Saturday as well, the first being at 10:00 AM in Winner at the State- wide Ag Building and the last being at 2:00 PM at the American Legion on Main Street in Platte. Legion & Auxili; Meet Th The Herrick American Legion and Auxiliary will meet on Thurs- day, February 11th, at 8:00 PM at the Post Home in Herrick. All mem- bers are encouraged to attend. Burke Legion To Meet Monday At VFW The Burke Legion will be hold- ing their monthly meeting on Mon- day, February 15th, at 8:00 PM in the Burke VFW. All members are encouraged to attend. The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 4 School Calendar The Burke/South Central Cou- gars next game is scheduled for Upcoming events for the 2015- Thursday, February 11th, in Kimball against Kimball-White Lake. On 20161]]/~,fffiiBurke School District are as tSontinued on Pa~e 5 Applications are now being accepted for a at the USDA Office Building on Main Street in Burke, South Dakota. For more information about this job opportunity or to receive an application contact Gary Balding at: 605-770-1234 or gbalding@mitcheiltelec0m.net Muth Properties is an equal opportunity employer Valentine's Day Is Coming Soon! New Jewelry, Scarves & Cute Handbags A Gift Certificate makes the Perfect Valentine! 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