South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary


With Thoughts and Prayer

From Department Chaplain

Karen Layher

It is with much sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing

of Mary Jane Scherschligt, our beloved Auxiliary sister. 

Blessed be her memory

Services will be at:

St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church

203 N. 2nd Ave.

Woonsocket, SD 57385

Visitation: Monday, August 7th    5:00-7:00 p.m.

Prayer Service: Monday, August 7th   7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 8th   10:30 a.m.

  Please keep Dept. Chaplain, Karen Layher's husband, Charles, in your thoughts and prayers. He was airlifted to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls with very low blood pressure. Karen's email is

(update 09/17/17)

Charles Layher is still in the hospital and not doing very well. Please keep him and Chaplain Karen in your thoughts and prayers. Karen's contact info can be found on the Dept. Officers page.    


Longtime Auxiliary member, Jean Clarke, 81, of Wessington, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wessington. Private burial will be at Wessington Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Thursday, October 5, 2017, all at the church in Wessington.

Jean was a wonderful mentor and influence to everyone she met.

Please keep Kathy Evenson, Dept. Finance Chairman, her husband Paul Evenson, and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Kathy's father, Curtis O. Eggers, of Renner, SD, passed away on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.

Blessed be his memory..........

Curtis O. Eggers, 93, of Renner died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 at Renner Lutheran Church, Renner. Burial with Military Honors will be in the East Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery, rural Baltic. Visitation with the family present will be from 2-5:00 PM Sunday at the church.

Family requests memorials be directed to Renner Lutheran Church.

It is with great sadness to report from Sharon Broghammer, Mitchell, SD, that Al W. Iverson passed away on the evening of 10/12/17 at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital. 

                  Sharon requests that cards be sent to: 101 McCabe St., Mitchell, SD   57301 -        addressed to Al Iverson Family 

     Information regarding funeral arrangements forthcoming. Will also be posted in the Mitchell Daily Republic   -

Blessed be his memory