John "Hondo" List
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John "Hondo" List, age 60, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Friday, May 16 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the funeral service at church.

Pallbearers are Mike Binder, Tim Garvey, Terry Jensen, Randy List, Brad Parker and Dan VanOsdel.

John was born November 5, 1953 in Yankton, South Dakota to Ernest and Georgiann (Remington) List. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1972 and attended Black Hills State University and Yankton College. John began working for Royal Athletic Company in Yankton. On December 29, 1978, he married Julie Drozda in Schuyler, Nebraska. Shortly thereafter John started Action Lawn Service, later known as H&J Lawn Service. John took pride in his successful business but most of all enjoyed the relationships he built over 30 years of serving the greater Yankton area. John had a tender heart and always tried to see the good in everyone he met. He loved his wife and children and was proud of all their accomplishments. He never missed one of his children's sporting events or activities, even if it meant showing up in his fertilizing boots. He thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball over the noon hour, Monday night football, and watching the Boston Celtics. John also enjoyed Lewis and Clark Lake and going on vacations with his family. He loved the company of his dog, Zoey, who would ride around with him as he worked. He loved the outdoors, took great pride in his work and providing for his family. He lived with a spirit of serving others, whether it be by hanging Christmas lights or providing job opportunities for others.

John is survived by his wife, Julie List of Yankton; three children: Jenny (Darrell) Hallan of Brookings, SD, Jordan (Mariano) Cannone of Cameron, NC and Jeb List of Yankton; four brothers: Terry (JoAnn) List of Yankton, Duane (Vicki) List of Sioux Falls, Kevin (Sheri) List of Yankton and Richard (Dawn) List of Yankton; two sisters, Marilyn Jorgensen of Coleridge, NE and Carol (Chuck) Olson of Grand Island, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Allen Jorgensen.

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Our family is so very sad. Hondo always has a smile and cheerful attitude, so willing to help out and GIVE...We fee so badly about the fact that he is no longer here. We are thinking of you all, Julie & Children, please know we loved him and love you.

Randy & Kathleen List & family

Jen, I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. Just be certain that your dad loved you all unconditionally and that is the best gift of all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alvin and Donna

We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. We have fond memories of spending time with him during high school. May you all feel God's presence and know that you are wrapped in His loving arms as you go thru this very difficult time.

Dennis and Roxanne (List) Lagerlof

Thinking of you Julie and family with prayers for peace. We always enjoyed John's humor and big smile.

Love, Jill and Jay

To the family of the man I loved dearly and always called my friend...who took care of my lawn for many years, who was such a great part of our Trinity family when you were members there, I will remember him for many things...great laugh, twinkling eyes, wonderful friendship, caring, loving, always there for everyone. Hondo...until we meet again, my friend, peace.

Pauline Rhoades

Our hearts are full of sadness as we think of a world without John's smiling face. We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers as you face this terrible loss together.

Mary Pat Bierle and Bob Beard

Julie and family ...

I want you all to know how wonderful you are and how much John loved each and every one of you. He spoke highly about all of you. We are all going to miss him - his smiling face, his jokes, his 'odd' computer questions, his wonderful lawn work and especially his expertise with Christmas lights :) Please try to be strong and know he is in a better place and at peace now. Love you all!! You're in our thoughts & prayers.

Jodi, Brad and Nathan List

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time Julie.

Dawn Manning

Dear all,

Sending my sympathy for your loss. John was a great person and I'm sure that you will all dearly miss him. Take care, keep the memories of good time shared to help ease your sorrow. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

Mary Ellen Brosonski

Julie and family:

John and I played basketball together for over 35 years. He was one of my first friends when I moved to Yankton in 1978. He was always kind to me and was a good friend. My memories of playing "noon basketball" will always include memoirs of John. I will only have good memories of John but know that I will see him again because Jesus Christ was his Savior. John, I will see you again.

Mike Stevens

Julie and Family, It is with heartfelt sorrow that we mourn John's passing. John was a special person and always had so many kind words and smiles for me and any of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Dianne List

The List Family. I am sorry for your lost.May your love for John and the memories he shared with you,may they comfort you to endure the days ahead.

Rosemary Gaines

My deepest sympathy to John's family. John was a best friend during our years at YHS and I have many wonderful memories, along with Henny, of our (unapproved) trips in John's convertible. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed . . . though our distance has kept us apart. God Bless my friend John.

Gerry (and Jane) Oligmueller

Julie and family,

Just want you all to know that you have our thoughts and prayers. John will be missed by many, he was a joy to talk to. May you have many wonderful memories to hold close.

Hal and Cindy Somer and family

Julie and family,

may God hold you close to His Heart so that you heal from your loss. HE now has John in the palm of his hand forever. Bless you all.

Tom Graham

John was a good man and his passing will be a great loss to the Yankton community! His legacy will remain as a great family.

Marques Rhoades

So sorry for you loss Julie at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family!

Jim and Shirley Evenson Juffer

Julie and family--

I'm so sorry to hear about John. He was a wonderful man and I have fond memories of him when I was growing up. My pryaers are with you all.

Julie (List) Brumbaugh



John will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sue Fields

Our deepest sympathies to your family during this time. Words can not express our sadness. Thinking of you all!

James and Sheri Duke

Julie and family- we were saddeded to hear of John's death. He was such a helpful person, always willing to go the extra mile. I have fond memories of playing softball and basketball with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Don and Melissa Buehrer

Our family has so many great memories of John at special times, basketball and soccer games and church events. Always smiling and providing encouragement when needed. Words can't express the feelings of sadness....prayers to all of you.

Shelly Moser

So sad to hear of John passing. Always enjoyed a laugh or two when we would run into each other. May God comfort you at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Chris Hilson

So sorry, Julie and family, to hear of John's passing. He was one of the good guys. Always enjoyed BSing a bit when he stopped in the office. He always had time to give a few kind words. Our prayers for comfort are with you.

Lois Bottolfsen

We have such wonderful memories of John that we will forever cherish. What a sincere compassionate man. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. May you find strength from God, your family and many friends.

Karen and Buddy Hovland

Julie, Jeb, Jordan and Jenny -

My heart is full of sadness at the loss of my "big brother" Hondo. From our house to the golf course or anywhere in between, there was always an added element of fun when Hondo was around. Perhaps there is a big golf course in the sky where he and my dad can play a round. May God hold all of you close to Him and bring you comfort.

Mary (Hendricks) Michaels

Julie and family-

We are so sorry to hear about John. He was always a face that we would look forward to seeing when we lived in Yankton. He was a great guy and we were blessed to call him friend. Praying that God will wrap His arms around you during this hard time. We are unable to attend the funeral, so you will be in our prayer! Be Blessed.

Don and Valerie Curtis

Julie and family. My heart is broken over your loss of John. He was such a great guy and a cherished friend during our high school years, and a great addition to my wedding party years ago. I have only fond memories of him. I know there are no words to ease your pain right now. Just know that he touched the lives of so many people and we are all here for you. John is well loved in the arms of his Lord and Savior.

Toni Shutt

Julie, Jenny, Jordan, and Jeb:

My heart hurts so much for your family and all that knew and loved Hondo. I have fond memories of him showing up at our home [while living in Yankton] right when it was time to eat, especially on pizza nights! He will always have a special place in my heart. My hope for your family is Peace.

Emilie (Randy and Jayne's daughter)

Julie and family,

Mary and I are so sorry. We will hole you and the children in our prayers.

Rodger and Mary Wenzlaff

THE SHORE John has come to rest on this sacred shore, having floated silently all night, gently pushed by the breezes in your dreams. He has followed the beacon of all your hopes and prayers. Unseen, you will know his presence by the wind in your hair and the sun dancing in your heart, your loving heart.

Christopher Herrick

Julie and Family

I was so sorry to read of John's death. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as go through this difficult time.

Kathi and Steve Larson

So sorry to hear of Hondo's passing. Wish I could be there to say my goodbyes and extend my sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Carl Jenness

To the family,

So sorry for your loss. John would do anything you asked of him including giving the shirt off his back. He will be missed. May God bless his soul and keep his family in his thoughts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Joe LaBarge and Family.

Deepest sympathy to you Julie & your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Gloria Evenson

Julie, Jenny, Jordan and Jeb:

There are no words that can heal you or ease your pain but seek comfort in God and the love of all your friends and family. Your husband and dad held a very special place in my heart. He took time to help me when I wasn't real sure what I was going to do- a simple gesture, really. I had called to see if Jenny could babysit, but she wasn't home. So, John offered to take Devin to a ballgame so I could got to work. I will never forget that. I trusted him. The twinkle in his eye always made me wonder what he was up to. He was fun loving. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you, as John did for me. Sometimes even the smallest things are so very helpful.

Kerri Cook Huber

I remember John's huge heart, gentle spirit, his smile always made you feel better and his sense of humor He had an amazing gift of caring, just being around him was comforting and he wanted to help or make you feel better. John left his imprint of love and laughter on so many lives and I feel so blessed to be one of the many hearts he touched. Remember John was a lover of life here and his love will continue to enfold his family and friends from heaven. I have no doubt you will feel his caring spirit when you most need to smile. May God's love and healing light cuddle each hurting heart!

Tweeter Henseler

Julie, Jen, Jordan & Jeb

We are heartbroken for you - and sending you prayers and hugs. We are out of town for a graduation and wish we could be there tonight / tomorrow. John loved the Lord Jesus and his family so much. I have no doubt that he is already preparing all of our beautiful lawns at those homes Jesus is making ready for the rest of us. May you find comfort from the Lord and peace knowing he is more alive than ever at this very moment. We love you guys.

Bill and Julie Holst

To the family of John,

I had the pleasure of working with John when I managed Stealth Automotive. John was always one of the clients we looked forward to working with as he always came in with a huge smile and would make the day that much brighter by his kind words and jokes. You could clearly tell how much he loved and adored his family as he always spoke very highly with so much pride and love. He was one of a kind man and will be greatly missed. My prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Heather Jensen

Hondo was one of the first people that I met when I moved to Yankton in 1982. That great big huge smile! It was like you had known him forever. He is without a doubt one of the nicest people I have ever met. My sincere condolences to his family. Hondo God Bless You and your family. Heaven Has a New Celtic Fan!

Tony Simons - Zumbrota, MN

my thoughts and prayers are with u all. john was a great so glad I got to meet him and call him my friend..i would see him and he would stop to visit with me..i will always keep my names he called me "grumpy" or "aunry" my dear friend...

amy hoffman

I am so sorry to hear about your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Dear Julie & family,

Our hearts are pouring out for you. We are saddened to hear about John. While we are unable to attend the funeral tomorrow, please know that we hold all of you up to the Lord in prayer. Jesus will be walking with you during your journey through grief and He will never abandon you. May God keep you in the hollow of His hand always.

All our love and prayers,

Pr. John & Tammy Ragan

We are so very sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful person. He did our yard many times and always gave us good advice as to what to do with it. He also did the yard of Welfl Construction for many years where I worked He will be dearly missed by many in the community. Julie you and your family have our deepest sympathy.

Loran & Kathy Tramp

I've known John for some time. I am saddened by the loss. My feeling go out to his children. John was a very very very good man. It was my privilege to have known him.

Randy Gleich

Aunt Julie and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle John. I am sorry I won't be able to be there for you all. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. God Be With You All!

All My Love, Shelley

As a long time customer I always appreciated John's competence, prompt service and honesty. He was a credit to the business community and will be missed.

Bill Heubaum

Blessings to all of you...what a nice man..God bless all of you!!

Karen Loecker

Julie, Jeb, Jordan, and Jen:

One of God's shining lights in Yankton is now shining with HIM!. Keep that promise in your hearts as you go through the days ahead. Our love and prayers are with you, though we cannot be there in person.

Jeff & Jean Liudahl, Jacob & Jonathon

Dear Julie, Jenn, Jordan, and Jeb,

I will always cherish the times John and I had together golfing or just goofing off over coffee or lunch. He was an inspiration to our son Adam as a confirmation mentor. John exemplified what a true friend was by taking the time to help anyone in need. He made huge sacrifices for his friends which he had many. Somehow we are focusing on celebrating the life and positive impact he had on us and all his friends. He was my buddy and I will see him in heaven and I know he will have those big rubber boots on when he will say " good to see you again Buddy".

Jake and Sandy Hoffner and Family

Julie, My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family during this most diddicult time. May god be with you always.

Pat McFate

Muscatine Iowa

thoughts of you all day today with so very many memories of days gone by. I wish you all peace,with thoughts of the good times...... You my friend will be missed thoughts and prayers to the family

Crystal and Rob Baily. (Cris Hardy)

To the List family: i was very saddened to hear of your loss of John, I have many happy memories hanging out at the farm and with all of you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in this time of loss. Sending my prayers and love to you all

Tess Thranum AKA Theresa Sherwood OR

Julie and Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I fondly remember the times with John when I lived in Yankton. Even though it has been many years, John would always call when he traveled this way. When I first began Noon Ball, John and Mike Binder were always supportive and welcomed me (and found someone who would pass the ball, unlike the Stevens brothers...) I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

Hank Prien, Fargo, ND

Julie and family:

I am very sad to hear of John's passing. I will remember him always smiling... always quick with a funny comment or compliment... He was a great classmate and friend... My sympathies...

Jay Anderson

John was such a kind soul and a good man. I am saddened by his death and extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Clare Kapitan - Seattle (YHS 1972)

All I can say is john was a great man,a hard worker,an honest man, and a great man to work around.I will miss his smile.I hope in time the lord will bring peace to you.and your family.God bless tou all.

Terry E.Turner.

Julie and family,

I was so sorry to hear about John. I am Dean and LaDawn Remington's oldest. I got the opportunity to see John on more than one occasion when visiting Yankton... he always called me Big Bad Chad... the List family (my family) has always been very important to us, which made this even more difficult... to see part of our family move on. But I find solace, in what Mike Steven's said, we will all see John again in heaven... with all the glory that comes with heaven, & there will be no more pain or sorrow for our losses. John was very special, as you know, & will continue to be in our hearts, as you are in our hearts as you deal with the loss of John.

Chad Remington

I was so saddened to hear about John. He was such a great friend during high school and alwAys saw the best in people. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Deb Haffner

Our prayers are with John's wonderful family and friends. RIP with our Lord, John.

Marlene (Kuchta) Ahlers and Lloyd Kuchta

Just found out of this loss. What a loss. John helped me so much with the soccer fields when I was the fields person. He was always there when I needed help. What a great man. My prayers are with you. What a great angel.

betty granflaten

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