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William “Bill" Stone

William “Bill" Stone
William Stone
- February 12, 2018

William “Bill” Stone, age 64, of Kadoka, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka.

Funeral services will be held 10:15 Wednesday, February 14, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Interment with military honors will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.

William Gene “Bill” Stone was born September 7, 1953, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the son of Gene and Barbara (Hedeen) Stone.  Bill spent some of his school age years in Wiggins, Colorado, before moving with his parents and two sisters to Waubay, South Dakota.  There he was joined by six more siblings.  The family moved to New Underwood in 1970, where Bill graduated high school in 1971.

Bill entered the US Army in 1971, and spent three years stationed in Germany.  After his honorable discharge, Bill returned home to Kadoka where he spent the rest of his days.  Bill was united in marriage to Belva Dale on July 17, 1993, at the gazebo in Belvidere.  To this marriage was born the apple of his eye, Briana on February 17, 1994.  Briana joined three siblings, Stefanie, David and Nathan.

The family enjoyed many hours of going to sporting events, fishing, bowling, playing pool and playing cards.  The highlight of his days, were when grandsons Estin and Emmet would come over and sit on his lap and eat.  They spent many hours entertaining Papa.

While living in Kadoka, Bill was employed by the City of Kadoka, working at the City Bar and the landfill, where he had a chance to visit with anyone who wanted to hear a story.  He also helped the Patterson family with the family’s farms.  Bill was an avid reader of the daily newspaper and never missed a day of coffee at Discount.

Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #27 of Kadoka.

Grateful for having shared his life include his daughter Brianna (Carl) Stone and her sons Estin and Emmet; three step-children Stefanie Garnette, David Dale and Nathan Dale, all of Rapid City;  four brothers Cliff Stone of Kadoka, Jody Stone and his wife Sunday of Hot Springs, Jerome “Zeke” Stone and his wife Carleen of Kadoka; Brad Stone and his wife Kristie of Kadoka; three sisters Chris Cope and her husband Drew of Evanston, Wyoming, Cathy Stone of Kadoka; and Laurie Prichard and her husband Cleve of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Peggy Stone.



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