Thurman Family Reunion 2016:

A Thurman family reunion is being planned for August 5 - August 7, 2016 (Friday-Sunday) in Sioux Falls, SD. It's being planned by Nicholas Thurman. There is a Facebook event you can join in under Nicholas Thurman / Thurman Reunion:

Friday, August 5: At Sertoma Park starting at 4:00PM-11:00PM in the outdoor shelter, 4300 S Oxbow Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57106.

Saturday, August 6: At Wild Water West, 26767 466th Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 from 11:00AM-5:00ish.

Meeting for dinner later.

There are a section of rooms reserved at a block rate of $149.00 per night, at Courtyard by Marriott (next to Empire Mall). Please call them directly to book your rooms #605-444-4300

NEW Book Release:

John Ryland "Jack" Thurman has written and published a book on his experience when he was fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. Also see the famous photo that he is in atop Mount Suribachi at the second flag rising. He has an extrodinary story to share with everyone and he is a hero to us all. His book is titled "We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed On Iwo Jima". ...Click for a larger photo of Jack on top of Mount Suribachi (he is at far left raising his helmet)

There are two websites to order his book from.

For the Author House please visit:

For Amazon please visit:

Graduation Announcements:

Jon Thurman (Kevin and Louise Thurman's son) - graduating May 20, 2012 from Mitchell Senior High School, Mitchell SD...Click for photo

Kayla Marie Hofmann (Lori's daughter) - graduating May 2009 from Huntley Projects High School ...Click for photo

Sierra Whitney Durst (Brian's daughter) - graduating May 2009 from Shepherd High School...Click for photo

Birth Announcements:

Jeff and Amber Kollars (son of Susan Kollars) welcomed son Jack Jeffrey Kollars born on November 10, 2012. Congratulations to the family on their new arrival.

Wade and Kelly Thurman (son of Dick and Linda Thurman) welcomed their second son Charles Franklin Thurman born on April 14, 2012. Congratulations to the family on their new arrival. ...Click for photo

Everly Anna-Rose Tisthammer, daughter of Jason and Rachel Tisthammer, was born May 15th, 2015 and weighed 8lb 8oz and was 19 inches long. (daughter of Kay and John Mazour and great granddaughter of Jeanne Pool). Congratulations to the family on their new arrival. ...Click for photo

Wedding Announcements:

Ashley Thurman (Kevin and Louise Thurman's daughter) - she is getting married to Justin Adams on October 24, 2015. Wedding is at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Mitchell, SD and reception at Ramada Conference Center, Mitchell, SD. ...Click for photo

Kayla Hofmann (Lori Ellis daughter) - she is getting married to Colter Brown on May 2, 2015. Wedding is at St.Bernard Catholic Church, Billings, MT and reception at Montana Pavilion, Billings, MT. ...Click for photo

Brett Kollars (Susan Kollar's son) - he is getting married to Rebecca Anne January 8, 2011. Wedding to be held 5:00PM, First United Methodist Church, 401 South Spring Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. Reception following at the Museum of Visual Materials, 500 North Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD.

Jeff Kollars (Susan Kollar's son) - he is getting married to Amber Bennett April 2, 2011. Wedding near Estelline, SD and Reception in Brookings, SD.

Brad Richarz (son of Peggy Richarz) - is getting married to Cymmie Rosenthal on October 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV....Click for photo

Rachel Mazour (daughter of Kay and John Mazour) - married Jason Tisthammer on June 4, 2014.

Family Sporting Announcements:

Kayla Marie Hoffman (Kathleen Olson's Granddaughter) went to Girls Basketball State Championship - March 2009. ...Click to read more

Spencer Bruce commits to University of Wyoming (Beverly Bruce's Grandson) ...Click to read more

...Click to read more on news article from the Loyalty Board.

Jonathan Thurman (Kevin and Louise Thurman's son) wrestling 2009 in Madison, SD and Watertown, SD...Click to see photos

Family News Announcements:

Jessica Thurman (daughter of Kevin and Louise Thurman) has started work as a Physicians Assistant with Midwest Medical Care PC. ...Click to see photo

Shannon and Lincoln Thurman (son's of Pat Thurman) interrupted the assault and attempted robbery of a Sioux Falls woman. They were given a Metal of Merit at a City Council meeting by Mayor Gary Hanson. ...Click to read article

Robert Bruce (Beverly and John Bruce's son) has been selected to have one of his artwork pieces on display at the Avera McKennan Hospital's lobby in Sioux Falls,SD. His artwork along with 15 other pieces are on display for the general public to view. You can also vote for your favorite at the hospital. He was recently interviewed by Keloland TV. You can watch the interview by clicking on this link:


Denis (Denny) Thurman ...Click here for obituary
Lorena (Rene) Thurman ...Click here for obituary
Carol J Thurman ...Click here for obituary
Lorriane R Thurman ...Click here for obituary

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