Kay Ann Elfrink 1946-2013

Posted March 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm


Kay Ann Elfrink, 66, of Beresford, S.D., and formerly of rural Highmore, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at her home.

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Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, with Pastor David Peterson officiating.

Kay Ann was born August 1, 1946 in Miller, S.D. to Elmer and Lorine (Roach) Bucher. She attended St. Liborius Grade School and graduated from Polo High School with the Class of 1964. She enrolled at NW College of Commerce in Huron for a short time before she became a nurse’s aide for a year at the Miller hospital. After that she was a lab and x-ray assistant, outpatient and ambulance driver for the Redfield Community Hospital for five years.

In 1972 she was employed in quality control for Tupperware in Jerome, Idaho. She spent a year caring for Grandma Haneke in 1973, and then worked for UPS.

On December 20, 1975 Kay Ann and Larry Elfrink, son of Earl and Helen Elfrink of rural Highmore, were married in Reno, Nevada. To this union, three sons were born. They made their home in northwest Hyde County. In 2008, she moved to Beresford.

Kay was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church at Sedgwick of rural Highmore, was an active 4-H leader, and supporter of the Children’s Home. In her free time, she enjoyed wood working and working with leather.

Her memory will be cherished by her three sons: Zane (Tara) Elfrink of Sioux Falls and their children, Halie and Xzavier; Rex Elfrink of Belle Fourche and Cody Elfrink of Rockham; and one brother, Mike Bucher of Maryland.

Kay Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry in 2006; two sisters, Vonna Gail Schlechter and Barbara Jean Haneke; one brother, Steve Bucher; and niece, Lori Bucher.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Kay’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net.

Kay A. Elfrink 1946-2013

Harlan “Harley” Anglin, 86, of Miller, S.D., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Polo. Wake and Rosary service will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the church.

On May 27, 1926, Tom and Frances (Kellen) Anglin were blessed with the arrival of their sixth of eight children, Joseph Harlan Anglin. Harley grew up on a farm in the Polo area and attended school at St. Liborius grade school. Growing up on the farm was fun for him and he liked (favorite thing to do) doing the chores. He fed chickens, cows, sheep, pigs, and even milked cows. He lived on the family farm with his folks until brother Tom and wife Fran moved to the farm. In 1962, Harley and his parents moved to the home they built in Polo where he continued living after his parents died.

Harley was born with a physical handicap, but was never physically handicapped. In his eyes, he was capable of doing whatever, same as any other man. He worked for various local farmers as well as the Faulkton, Miller, Redfield and Gettysburg sale barns. Wherever there was a job to be done, you would find Harley. There was always time to do the obvious and endless “behind the scenes” jobs that needed doing around the church-school complex. If you were to ask the town residents, the voices of praise would be unanimous that he kept check on their needs without being asked.

Loyalty was: Harley’s presence before each Mass to lead the Rosary and call forth the community as he faithfully rang the bell at St. Liborius.

He enjoyed listening to Amos and Andy, Fibber Magee and Molly, The Lone Ranger, and Bishop Sheen. In 1944, Harley bought a light plant for $630 before the electricity came through. It was good having the power. In 1947, electricity came through so they hooked up to their power.

Harley moved to the Courtyard Villa in Miller in 2002. He was still driving his car at this time. He moved to the Good Samaritan Society of Miller on October 1, 2004, where he resided until his death. He liked playing bingo and really enjoyed winning as the prize was always candy bars. One would often see Harley gallivanting around Miller in his motorized wheelchair with his caution flag waving.

He is survived by his brother, Tom (Fran) Anglin of Polo, S.D.; 12 nephews; 22 nieces; as well as many great nephews and nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jim, Bub and Sel; three sisters, Aileen, Lollie and Ethel; and one niece, JoAnn Anglin.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Harlan’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net.

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