LaDean Averal (Boyd) Stoner

Posted 5/22/24

LaDean Averal (Boyd) Stoner, 92, of Tulare, SD, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024, at Faulkton Senior Living in Faulkton, SD. 

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LaDean Averal (Boyd) Stoner


   LaDean Averal (Boyd) Stoner, 92, of Tulare, SD, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024, at Faulkton Senior Living in Faulkton, SD. 

   Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield, SD. Pastor Melissa Rowenhorst will officiate. Inurnment will follow the service at the Tulare Cemetery in Tulare.  Lunch and fellowship will take place at the Blue Room in Tulare after the burial.

   The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home’s website below LaDean’s obituary.  Hyke Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements (

   LaDean was born April 10, 1932, to Willis and Hazel (Haag) Boyd in Redfield, SD. She was their only child and pride and joy. She accompanied her parents to many country schools as they taught until she was old enough to attend herself. LaDean attended and graduated from Tulare Public School.

   LaDean met Dwayne Stoner and they wed February 21, 1950. They moved to a farm outside of Tulare where they had three sons, William, Allan, and Steven, and their one and only daughter, Janelle.  She regularly attended Tulare United Church and had a strong faith.  She loved camping and fishing with her family. In her time at home, she enjoyed being a farm wife, tending to a large garden, cooking, and sewing. She shared her love of sewing and crocheting with her grandkids by making them all quilts, afghans, and embroidered towels. LaDean and Dwayne enjoyed socializing with their many friends in the surrounding area. One of their favorite events was the Mardi Gras party in Redfield where they wore elaborate costumes. They shared a love of dancing and are now waltzing together again.

   After raising her children, she enjoyed spending her days helping at the Buffalo Café and Corner Grocery. She enjoyed keeping up on the local happenings by reporting the Tulare news in the Redfield Press. LaDean and Dwayne enjoyed traveling to casinos and trying their luck, where LaDean often came out better than Dwayne.  She was a very present grandma and loved supporting her grandkids at their sporting events, cleaning buckets of bullheads they’d catch, teaching them how to cook, and hosting them for sleepovers.  She will forever be known as “Nanny” to them.   

   LaDean is survived by her children William (Claudia) Stoner of Oldenburg, IN and their children Brant (Cindy) Stoner and Chelsea (Dan) Koehring; Allan (Kyle) Stoner of Blackhawk, SD and Allan’s children Cory Stoner, Casey (Candace) Stoner and Cody (Shelby) Stoner; Janelle (Ron) Levtzow of Rockham, SD and Janelle’s children Lucas (Courtney) Voorhees, Tyler (Ashley) Voorhees, Hannah (Robert) Wesner, Samuel Domke, and Cami (Greg) Houghtaling; twenty-two great-grandchildren with another on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Shirley Storkson of Jamestown, ND.

   LaDean is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Hazel Boyd, son, Steven, brothers-in-law Clinton Stoner, Harlen Stoner, Nathan Stoner, and Allen Storkson, and sisters-in-law Joyce Shoemaker and Jean Hofeman.