Thursday, May 31, 2018

Address for Orlen Anderson

Condolences for Shirley's passing can be sent to

Orlen Anderson
Edgewood Prairie Crossing #216
1810 S Dorothy AVE
Sioux Falls SD 57106

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shirley Anderson Obit


Shirley Tirrel-Anderson
September 15, 1930 - May 28, 2018
 Shirley Tirrel-Anderson, 87, of Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, May 28,
2018, at Good Samaritan Villages in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Faith United
Church in Brandon, SD.
Visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until
7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at George Boom Funeral Home &
Shirley Jean Pearson, daughter of Eugene and Sophie (Grafing) Pearson was
born September 15, 1930, in Flandreau, SD.
She grew up in the Flandreau area attending school there.
She was united in marriage to Heye Tirrel on August 8, 1947, at 1st
Presbyterian Church in Pipestone, MN.
They farmed near Canton for several years before returning to Pipestone.
Their time farming took them back to Flandreau and later to Jasper, MN.
In 1959, they moved the family to Brandon, SD, where they would spend the
next years until Heye's passing in 1995.
During her time in Brandon, Shirley was a charter member of Faith United
Presbyterian Church in Brandon.
She also served as a cub scout den mother for 13 years.
She was also proud to have been the Jr. Bowling Coach in Brandon for over
20 years.
She also enjoyed bowling on leagues during this time.
On October 23, 1998, Shirley was united in marriage to Orlen Anderson at
Ben Claire UMC in rural Valley Springs, SD.
The couple moved to Sioux Falls and they have been members of
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls.
She enjoyed selling Avon products in Sioux Falls.
Some of her hobbies also included playing cards, antiquing and attending
garage sales.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Shirley also supported the American Legion Women and Moose Lodge
A love of football grew in her from the many times watching her sons and
grandsons play.
She loved watching NFL and College games once her family was done
Many winters were enjoyed in Donna, Texas.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Orlen Anderson of Sioux Falls;
sons, Jim Tirrel of Sioux Falls, Jay (Lorraine) Tirrel of River Falls, WI, and
Wade Tirrel of Hartford, SD; daughter, Gaylin (Glenn) Scott of Valley
Springs, SD; grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua Tirrel; Andrea (Mike)
Harstad, Nicholas (Rebekah) Scott, Ashley (Steve) Finnerty, and Nathan
Scott; McKenzie and Taylor Tirrel; and Cole, Chase, and Sydney Tirrel; 11
great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Rath of Egan, SD and Lucille Johns of
Sioux Falls; 3 stepchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 10 step great
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Heye in 1995; three
brothers in infancy; brother, Glen Pearson; sister, Dorothy Hammer; and one

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Shirley Tirrel-Anderson passed

Shirley passed away 5/28/2018. Her obituary is not yet available but when it is I will post it.
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls SD.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

properly recycle your old lithium-ion batteries

How to properly recycle your old lithium-ion batteries.

Call2Recycle’s mission is to make Americans aware of the dangers of improperly recycling or disposing of lithium-ion batteries. It has a network of 14,000+ recycling centers in the U.S. According to their website, Call2Recycle has a public drop-off location within 10 miles of more than 87% of people living in the U.S. And it’s 100% free to all U.S. consumers. There are two drop-off locations within 10 miles of me – Lowe’s and Home Depot. I don’t have any lithium-ion batteries to recycle right now – but I have tossed old cell phones in the trash in the past. I was never aware of the potential dangers of throwing old cell phones and/or lithium-ion batteries in the trash… but I am now. And so are you.
Visit this page to find the nearest battery recycling center to you.
To learn what types of batteries you can recycle, check this page.
You never have to pay to recycle your old batteries; the rechargeable battery program is funded by major battery and product manufacturers.

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If you’re one of our Canadian friends, visit Call2Recycle’s Canadian website here.

Monday, May 21, 2018


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Everything is bigger in Texas!

They say everything is bigger in Texas and here are just a couple of pictures to show you how big things can be. The first is a Prickly Pear Cactus taken a couple of years ago. The next is just a part of a tree. The thing is HUGE and lastly is a Bougainvillea. No it isn't really big but it does have some of the biggest, sharpest thorns on it you have ever seen. It's a beautiful shrub but oh so mean!

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Blast from the Past

Remember this cute little family that resided at the Chet & Irma Johnson house. She had the name of "Porchie" and she had the cutest bunch of kittens. Porchie now lives in Wisconsin at the Ferrell residence.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

From Marty Harper

For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists:

I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.

Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I
feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.

I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and of my gardening, taking things apart in the
garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having
lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day.

I also listen to their conversations, give them the "thumbs up" and tell them I like them.

And it works just like Facebook.

I already have four people following me:

two police officers,
a private investigator
and a psychiatrist.😊

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Jim Voss Fishing

Kay Voss:
Jim and I went fishing today....went last week, and he sat the whole time.....this week he stood the whole time!!!  Progress.  Fishing is the best medicine for him!  We got 12 last week and 5 today.  
Hope to start home on Sunday.

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