Memorials & Thank Yous
Thank you to all who have provided a meaningful gift to honor a special person, or to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.
Thank you to Kelcey and Austin Blair of Little Spa On the Prairie for their donation.
Thank you David C Carlisle for his donation.
Thank you to Kay Cee Hodson for her donation.
Thank you to Jill Moody for her donation.
A donation from Glenn Kietzmann in memory of his wife, Janet Kietzmann.
A donation from Linda Hausvik in honor of the marriage of Richard Augustine and Mark Dutt.
A donation from Sally and Dan Boyd in memory of Mini Cooper, a wonderful cat that was a companion to Betty Truax.
Thank you to Donald & Pam Templeton for their donation.
Thank you to Dept. of Social Services – Div. of Child Support Enforcement for their jean’s day donation.
Thank you to Lauren Bland for her donation.
A donation from Ruth Rehn in memory of Zuki, a special dog owned by Pam and Boyd Conzemius.
Thank you to Billie Taylor for her donation.
Thank you to Anthony and Kellie Fike for their donation.
Thank you to SD Retirement System Employees for their donation from Jean’s Day.
Thank you to Dept of Environment & Natural Resources – Retirement for their donation.
Thank you to Margarete E Engels for her donation.
Thank you to JoAnn Fischer for her donation.
Thank you to Carol Riedner Hepler for her donation.
Thank you to Mary Creager for her donation.
Thank you to Lauren Laird for her donation.
Thank you to Michael and Danielle Moyer for their donation.
Thank you to Lanny and Linda Shepherd for their donation.
A donation from Fred and Julie Waxler in memory of Gary Christensen, brother of Gloria Bartlett.
A donation in memory of Carla Rosenau from Evelyn & Carl Warrington.
Donations in memory of Gary Christiansen from Richard and Kay Tobin, and R.E and G.L. Bartlett.
Thank you to Karen and David Goldammer for their donation.
Thank you to SD DOR for their donation.
A donation in memory of Georgie, dog of Gary Cutler from Dan and Sally Boyd.
A donation in honor of Lindy Gereats birthday from Jean Denton.
A donation in honor of Jody Rausch from Lon Kightlinger.
Thank you to Bill and Dena Alexander for their donation.
Thank you to Judith Beck for her donation.
Thank you to Joelle and Travis Dammann for their donation.
Thank you to Heather and Bill Covey for their donation.
A donation from Bobi Kallenbergerin memory of Gene Schlichenmayer.
A donation from Ann Devany in honor of Melita Hauge, Lorie Jirschele, and Mary Keeler. All are long-time supporters.
Thank you to Joshua Schwingler for his donation.
Thank you to the Division of Planning and Engineering for their donation.
A donation from Lynne Valenti in memory of beautiful Panther, the shelter cat.
A donation from DOE in memory of Robert Paul Webber.
Thank you to Tucker Starnes for his donation.
Thank you to Donna Leslie and Paul Lepisto for their donation.
Thank you to Karen & David Goldammer for their donation.
Thank you to Bonnie Feller Hagen and Timothy Hagen for their donation.
Thank you to the Attorney General for their donation from Jeans Day.
A donation from Elizabeth Heath in memory of her mother, Fran Cutler for Mother’s Day.
An anonymous donation in memory of Milo, the dog of the Jacci Nelson family of Fort Pierre. Milo was a Paws dog.
An anonymous donation in memory of Mae Nelson.
Thank you to DOL – Division of Insurance for their donation.
Thank you to Bret Bloomenrader for his donation.
Thank you to Gwen Mord for her donation.
Thank you to Robert Hoffman for his donation.
Thank you to Carol Incrapera for her donation.
Thank you to Dave and Carol Richardson for their donation.
Donations from Genevieve Row in memory of Grandma, Lucile Lippod and Father, and Ted Lippold
Donations from Kathy Flyger in memory of Harley, cat of Rod and Megan, and Cubby the shelter dog.
A donation from Helen Dutt in memory of Melissa.
A donation from Bobi Kallenberger in memory of Doyce Busch.
Thank you to Kathy Will for her donation.
Thank you to Linda Minkel and Anna Williams for their donation.
Thank you to Connie Carlisle for her donation.
Thank you to Kathy Hammond for her donation.
Thank you to Jill Swallow for her donation.
Thank you to Peggy Jones for her donation.
Thank you to Karla Seyer for her donation.
Thank you to Luann Noeske for her donation.
Thank you to Marlys Nellermoe for her donation.
Thank you to Janice & Bruce Ford for their donation.
Thank you to Brenda & Kyle Manning for their donation.
Thank you to Tyler & Amy Greathouse for their donation.
A donation from John Neff, in memory of Linus.
A donation from Bobi & Erno Kallenberger in memory of Leo, companion dog of Bryan & Julie Kallenberger.
A donation from Keven & Kay Mclain in memory of Lacey, the Golden Retriever of Lorie and Terry Jirschele.
Thank you to Chuck and Susan Quinn for their donation.
Donations in memory of Nancy Jahraus from the following people:
Bill & Stacey Smith
Craig & Carrie Howard
Robert Jr. & Carolyn Riter
Kenneth & Twyla Bartholomew
Jeff & Cindi Pochop
Greg & Anita Jung
Kathryn & Dwight Lyren
Tina & William Van Camp
Brent & Elizabeth Lindbloom
Cristeen Custer & Craig Nilsson
Susan & Peter Jahraus
Karen & Buron Lindbloom
Mr. & Mrs. William Sahr
Brad & Deb Schiefelbein
Michael & Jill Richardson
Robert H. Miller, Fr
Ronald & Joanne Lyren
Paul & Kristen Fauth
Anita & Fred Marso
Thomas & Barbara Sogaard
Thank you Dr. Vicky Wilkey for her donation.
Thank you to April Neuhauser.
Thank you to Jo Mitchell.
Thank you to Arthur & Anja Aplan.
Thank you to Jody Rausch for her donation.
Thank you to Steve (Lee) Huset.
Thank you to Rosalinda Kraig for her donation and membership.
Thank you to Shirley Gross for her donation, continued sponsorship and membership.
Thank you to Mary Wegner.
Thank you to Donna & Donald Gallimore.
Thank you to Susan Schlichenmayer for her donation and repeated adoptions throughout the years.
Thank you to Jenny & Chad Seidel for their donation.
A donation from Kent & Sheila Olson in honor of Buddy, formerly known as Johnny. A cat adopted from Paws two years ago.
A donation from Sandra Kangas in honor of Karen Weber Boyer, Cheriee Watterson and Pam McCown.
A donation from Murray Thompson and Family in honor of Scout (formerly known as James Dean), a dog adopted from Paws last year.
Donations in memory of Nancy Jahraus from Alisa Demers, the Paws Board of Directors, Colin and Mary Keeler, and Bobi and Erno Kallenberger,
A donation in memory of Sheryl Torguson from Bonita Crawford.
A donation in memory of KiKi from the Board of Directors at Paws Animal Rescue. KiKi was rescued by Teddi Martell and adopted by Betty Truax. Such a vital and happy part of her family.
A donation in memory of Luverne Christensen by Bobi and Erno Kallenberger.
Thank you to Brenda and Kyle Manning for their donation to the catio fund.
Thank you to Lynne Valenti who adopted Jack (cat) and donated to Paws.
Thank you to Billie Taylor, who became a new member and donated $50
Thank you to Karla Seyer with the YMCA for their Thanksgiving Day class donation
Thank you to Oahe Federal Credit Union for their donation.
Brandi Valenti made a donation in memory of her fiance’, Bruce Dyker.
Maxine Thomsen made a donation in memory of her husband, Elmer “Tommy” Thomsen.
An anonymous donation was made in memory of Beautyfull KiKi. A dog that was always faithful, loyal and obedient. I hope she is in heaven herding the cats! Beautyfull is spelled correctly – her name was Beauty before she was adopted.
A donation was made to the catio fund by JoAnn Fischer, James Pearson and Margot Pearson in memory of Dagmar, their cat.
Thank you to Sherry Martin
Thank you to Marlys Nellermoe, Mary Wegner and Kathy Flyger.
Thank you to Geraldine Ray for her donation.
Thank you to JCG Enterprises, Inc – DBA Servicemaster of Pierre – Jon C Garry
Thank you to Lori and John Simpson.
Thank you to Carolyn and Bruce Coonrod, Peso and Max for their membership and donation.
Thank you to Cheryl Stone & Dennis Pfrimmer for their membership and donation.
Thank you to Kaydence Horsley for her donation of pet food and money. Kaydence has asked friends and relatives to donate pet food instead of giving her birthday presents for the past 8 years.
Thank you to Kyle Chase for his donation of dog food.
Thank you to Roxanne Rice for her donation of dog/cat toys, food and containers.
A donation was made in memory of Bob Voeltz by the Board of Directors at Paws Animal Rescue.
Thank you to Nancy Lampy for her donation to the catio fund.
Thank you to Eric Raveling for his monthly donations.
A donation from Don Lungren to the building fund in memory of Margaret (Mabbi).
A donation in memory of LaVonne Marshall from The Board of Directors at Paws.
In memory of Gizzy, beloved Chihuahua of Tasha & Bobby Harkless. Tasha is a hair stylist and donated a week’s proceeds to Paws.
SD Paralegal Association made a donation in honor of Art Aplan.
Thank you to Marlys Nellermoe.
Thank you to Roberto Lange.
A donation from Diane Mellan in memory of Mrs. Myra Knox.
Thank you to Lauren Laird – In addition to her new membership, Lauren donated to each: general, building, spec needs, spay/neuter.
A donation from Mary Creager in honor of Betty Truax’s Birthday.
A donation from Bonita Crawford, in memory of Larry Harmon.
A donation from Brenda, Jenna, and Betty, in memory of Blue, cat of Molly Jahraus.
A donation from Ruth Rehn, in memory of Barney, loving dog of Mike and Anne Sines.
Emily and Mike Ward – The first major donation for the catio!!
Jim McClain – Adopted Navidad and donated.
Kathy Flyger – donation for catio and turkey dinner.
Kathy & Mark Hammond – In memory of Blue, cat of Molly Jahraus
Fischer Rounds & Associates – In memory of Larry Harmon
Thank you to JoAnn Fischer, Connie Brewer, Troy & Bonnie Rus
Thank you to Brewer & Rus – new members
In Memory of Elaine Cunningham – Charlotte & Irvin Hoyt
In memory of Phil Ellwein – Bobi KallenbergerIn memory of Toby, a Terrier adopted 8 yrs ago by Bryan & Brenda Gortmaker – Cathy Sonnnenschein
In Memory of Collette Abbot – Mike Weaver & Bruce Johnson
In memory of Margaret Kayser – Beverly LaGraveIn memory of Helga Voeltz: – Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary – Ronald & Betty Herron – Karen Jean Hasek – Roland & Billy Mae Peterson – John & Deann Nystrom – Maxine Kinsella – Dennis & Shirley Eisnach- Forrest & Shirleen Wixon – Bob Parliman – Mary Lou Bethke – Maynard & Mary Greenfield – Ann Devany – Rev. Jon Urbach – Dennis & Lynette James – Judith Perry – Jan Enbright & Kathy O’Brien – Keith & Lila Mae Farlee – Marion Goetsch – Gary Knudson – Steve Van Mullem – Janet L Agena – Robert C Riter, Jr – J.R. & A.M. Mehlhaff – Mark & Ruth Smith -SD State Council Knights of Columbus – Stephen & Susan PietrusIn Honor of Rumor (dog): – Mary Creager – Alan Bellairs – Betty Truax – Anonymous
In Memory of Mickie (dog of Bob & Pat Clark) & In Memory of Lucy (Suzie Anderson’s dog) – Linda Hausvik
In memory of Margaret Kayser from: Alan & Mary Engebretson; Dennis KayserIn memory of Melissa Falcon – Netsmart Technologies, Inc; Helen DuttIn memory of Ron Purkapile – Rhonda Purkapile; Willis & Della McLaughlin; Kathy Simon; Steve & Monica Harding; Kay Cee Hodson; Nagel AgencyIn memory of Helga Voeltz – Dean Hoelscher; B.A. McDonald; J.R. & A.M. Mehlhaff; Richard & Rita Wendt;
In memory of Margaret Kayser from DENR
In memory of Todd Christopherson from Kennison Capital IncIn memory of Max, the Great Dane adopted from Paws, from Callie TebayIn memory of Ron Purkapile – Martha KnostIn memory of Margaret Kayser – Michael Boocock & Jennifer Wegner BoocockIn memory of Ron Purkapile- Diane MellanJulie Kallenberger in honor of Bobi Kallenberger (Happy Mother’s Day!)
Donation in memory of Margaret Kayser by Robert & Roxann Thielen
Donation in memory of Margaret Kayser Roger Novotny
In memory of Margaret Kayser: Darin & Doneen Sanders, Tim & Barb Bjorneberg, Ronald & Myrna Merriman, Karen Jean Hasek, Wilfred & Carmen Peterson, Dawn & Darren Boyle, Joanne E Seamans, Marlys Nellermoe, Darin & Clare Charlson, Vicky Wilkey – The Visiting Vet, David & Mary Quimby, and Wegner Auto co.
Lon Kightlinger, in honor of Jody Rausch.
Mary Wegner donation.Kathy & Mark Hammond in memory of Dos, beloved cat of Matt & Lindy Geraets.
Jacque Johnson “About 20 years ago on January 19th, I adopted a little black and white kitten from PAWS. Although I was told Fred was male, that wasn’t the case……but the name stuck anyway. Today we laid Fred to rest in a beautiful pet cemetery here at Best Friends Animal Society, where I now work. I would like to make this donation in Fred’s memory. Thank you for two decades of love……”
A donation was made by June & Scott Larson in honor of their daughter, Sydney’s 16th birthday.Meeshka, dog of Kim Kusser. From Melita Hauge, Kathy Hammond, Mary Creager, Brian Watterson, Dan & Sally Boyd, Betty Truax.