Linda Remington

Linda Gail Chowen was born October 15, 1943, in London Ontario, Canada to June Madeline (Abel) and Robert Wayne Chowen. Linda, along with her brother, Dennis, came to the USA in the winter of 1948 and made their home with Ma (Bernice) and Dad (Charles) Grant. Linda attended grade school at Empire, just East of Vale, and attended Vale High School.

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Dorothy Reinhold Grenz Gapp

Dorothy was born April 28, 1927, the 6th child of 9 to Emil Emanuel Reinhold (of Swedish decent) and Hazel Vernie (Jensen) Reinhold (of Danish, Pennsylvania Dutch and English decent).Dorothy was a missionary always sharing the love of God, His word of encouragement and comfort...along with her many food dishes. Her mission field varied from being a telephone operator to teaching in many country schools right out of high school.

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Lois Howard

Lois E. Howard, daughter of Melvin and Judith (Wek) Akland, was born April 3rd, 1954 in Hawarden, IA. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Spink, SD. She was proud to have attended a country grade school. After attending Augustana Academy in Canton, Lois graduated from Beresford High School in 1972. She then enrolled at The University of South Dakota where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1976. Lois met her husband Richard while attending undergraduate classes at USD. The two were engaged in August of 1978

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Bertha M. Kolarich

She was born on September 17, 1923 to Richard and Myrtle (Goodwin) Floden and grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa with 3 brothers and 1 sister.  The family worked hard to survive during the depression but she did have her closest playmates nearby: her brothers John and Louie, horse “Baldy” and dog “Bum”.  S

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Gene and Bernie James 1931 - 2016

From a young age, Bernie and her young family traveled and lived in many places following her military husband around the world. From 1952 to 1955 the family moved to many Air Force Bases in Texas. In 1955 they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1956 to Athens, Greece, and in 1957 they moved back to the United States, docking in New York City. In 1958 they moved to Riverside, CA, and from 1960-1967 they called Denver, CO home.  The family was located to Ellsworth Air Force Base from 1967 to 1970.

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John Howard "Jack" Paulton

Jack was born in Omaha, NE, to Howard and Gertrude (Peycke) Payne on June 14, 1926. He graduated from Sioux Falls Washington High School in 1944, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific as a gunner’s mate on the on a destroyer escort. After the war, Jack graduated from South Dakota State. 

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Cecil Eugene Remington

Cecil Eugene Remington was born April 16, 1928, to Earl and Elsie (Pugh) Remington at their ranch near Fairpoint, SD. He attended grade school at the Atall School through 8th grade. Cecil then worked with his dad on the family ranch.
As a young lad, he worked with his dad for the WPA. He herded sheep for the neighbors living alone in a sheep wagon on the prairie. For many years, he helped move hay with Oscar Funell all over the community.

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Vince Dahlgren 1933 - 2016

Vince began first grade with his older sister, Florence, as his teacher, at Williamson school on the Moreau River. He also attended Sprick and Stoick grade schools. While attending Timber Lake High School, he often rode his horse or boarded in town. He graduated in 1951. He later attended auctioneer school in Sturgis.

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Amy George 1968 - 2016

Amy Marie Kessler was born in Glendora, Calif., Feb. 8, 1968. She was the firstborn of Richard and Betty Lou Kessler. She was followed by a sister, Julie, and a brother, Mike. The Kessler family lived in Northern California until 1981. Amy gave her life to Christ at a young age and when she was 10, she made a decision to follow God’s calling to be a missionary when she was older. In 1981, the Kessler family moved to Custer, S.D., where Amy graduated from Custer Berean Christian School as one of a class of only three students. From there, she attended Gordon College, near Boston, Mass., and South Dakota State University, Brookings, graduating from Gordon with a degree in biology with the intention of going to medical school to become a missionary surgeon. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, where she met her husband, Allen George

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Laura Ann Chord

Laura was born February 27, 1999 to Clayton and Sally Chord. She grew up on the family ranch with her three older sisters. Laura, a girl of fierce convictions and fiery passions, had dreams and ambitions to change the world.  

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James Anderson 1939 - 2016

He was born to Paul R. and Mildred R. (Krueger) Anderson on October 18, 1939 in Beloit, Wisconsin. He resided there for the first eighteen years of his life before attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He was a fixture there for the next four years except the summers when he worked for the Minneapolis YMCA at various summer camps in the area. When he graduated in 1961, he stayed with the college as a recruiter for the admissions department. Soon the Army called and said “We want you!” Thinking there had to be a better way to serve his country and having completed two years of Air Force ROTC while in college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as there were no slots in the officer training programs at that time.

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Warren Horner 1958 - 2016

Warren Eldon Horner was born on September 3, 1958 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to Eldon and Ila (Moore) Horner of Rose, Nebraska. He was the fourth child in a family that eventually grew to eight children. The Horner Ranch was the perfect place for a young boy to grow and explore.

There were cows, horses, dogs, cats, the great outdoors, and sisters. Warren loved horses the most. From atop a horse he could rope calves, cows, fence posts, and sisters.

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