Obituaries

Alberta Anglin
B: 1931-09-04
D: 2020-11-23
View Details
Anglin, Alberta
Elaine Brown
D: 2020-11-19
View Details
Brown, Elaine
Alberta Pearson
B: 1934-05-31
D: 2020-11-15
View Details
Pearson, Alberta
Daniel Heine
B: 1946-06-13
D: 2020-11-15
View Details
Heine, Daniel
George Baity
B: 1924-07-20
D: 2020-11-13
View Details
Baity, George
Loren Ouellette
B: 1936-08-09
D: 2020-11-12
View Details
Ouellette, Loren
Boneva Albers
B: 1932-11-08
D: 2020-11-11
View Details
Albers, Boneva
Duane Brunick
B: 1930-11-04
D: 2020-11-10
View Details
Brunick, Duane
Lucille Dwyer
B: 1923-08-07
D: 2020-11-09
View Details
Dwyer, Lucille
William Mckinney
B: 1932-03-21
D: 2020-11-09
View Details
Mckinney, William
Darwin Vilhauer
B: 1934-05-15
D: 2020-11-09
View Details
Vilhauer, Darwin
Barbara Healy
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2020-11-05
View Details
Healy, Barbara
Thomas Ostermyer
B: 1949-08-30
D: 2020-11-03
View Details
Ostermyer, Thomas
Jacqueline Petersen
B: 1930-04-23
D: 2020-10-18
View Details
Petersen, Jacqueline
Linda Klave
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2020-10-12
View Details
Klave, Linda
James Harkness
B: 1970-12-14
D: 2020-10-11
View Details
Harkness, James
Elaine Strunk
B: 1933-08-15
D: 2020-10-08
View Details
Strunk, Elaine
Clyde Watts
B: 1924-06-07
D: 2020-10-07
View Details
Watts, Clyde
Rita Worden
B: 1943-01-01
D: 2020-10-05
View Details
Worden, Rita
Henry Kronaizl
B: 1929-06-26
D: 2020-10-04
View Details
Kronaizl, Henry
Kelly Korslund
B: 1963-05-07
D: 2020-10-03
View Details
Korslund, Kelly

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Loren Ouellette

Loren Ouellette

Sunday, August 9th, 1936 - Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Loren Ouellette, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Loren Ouellette

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Loren's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Loren's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Loren Allen Ouellette of Burbank, SD, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was the oldest child born to E.A. and Grace (Olson) Ouellette on August 9, 1936, at home in rural Elk Point. The family later moved to the rural Vermillion area.

Loren graduated from Vermillion High School in 1954. He worked at Farmer’s Elevator, Carter's Texaco, Flasco & Wilson Trailer (Sioux City, IA), and Industrial Engineering & Vapor Heating until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1959. He was a proud veteran and served as a Special Weapons Technician in the U.S. 7th Army in Büdingen, Germany.

Upon his honorable discharge in 1962, Loren returned to the Vermillion area. In 1963 he married Luann Scott (later divorced) and they had one daughter, Lynn. For many years Loren worked as a welder at Electro-Magic while helping his dad farm the family land east of Vermillion.

Loren attended Sioux Empire College in Hawarden, IA, graduating with honors in 1975 with an Associate Arts Degree in Agricultural Business. Loren continued farming until 2010 and was still living on the farm at the time of his death.

Loren enjoyed working with his hands and bringing ideas to life. He used his welding talent to not only repair farm machinery, but also to build custom BBQ grills. He and his friend Darrell Jensen of Wakonda served thousands of people across southeastern SD in their lifetimes. Loren eventually went on to become a Kansas City Barbeque Society certified barbeque judge and certified table captain.

Loren loved being outdoors, spending countless summers boating and fishing on the Vermillion and Missouri Rivers. Over the years he also enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, driving in demolition derbies, restoring John Deere tractors, flying his airplane Veronica, camping in his RV, and traveling thousands of miles on his Harley Trike across the Midwest and south Texas.

Loren liked traveling around the U.S, and he especially enjoyed attending reunions with his Army buddies. He also visited Lynn & her husband Matt wherever they were living at the time, including Europe. He particularly loved seeing how much Paris and Munich had changed in the 50 years since he had been stationed overseas.

Loren lived life to the fullest, and he wouldn’t have wanted to live any other way. He laughed often, told great stories, and made friends easily everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed by many.

Loren was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2421 in Vermillion. He was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #13 in Wakonda, and A.B.A.T.E. of South Dakota.

Loren is survived by his dear friend Judy Sullivan of Burbank; daughter Lynn (Matt) Dassow of Missouri City, TX; sister Sharon McVeigh of Sun City West, AZ; and two nieces, Jackie (Scott) Swyers of Wichita, KS and Nikki Garey of Overland Park, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and long-time companion Jan Dunham, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Loren will be buried with Military Honors in St. Agnes Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion during a private ceremony. A celebration of his life will be planned at a later date.

Loren’s family thanks the Sanford Medical staff in Vermillion and Sioux Falls for the great comfort and care they provided during his final days. Memorials may be given to the Eagles or a charity of choice.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Loren Ouellette, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

Memorial services will be at a later date.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Loren here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Loren
0 trees have been planted in memory of Loren Ouellette
JB

John Bierle

Posted at 09:07am
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Loren was a great person, a wonderful friend and super neighbor for 27 years there in Vermillion SD. We especially enjoy visiting with Loren often and helping him pick his apples. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay well.
Sincerely, Jack and Lavonne Bierle and family. Meridian Idaho
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each