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Herman VanDenBerg
Herman VanDenBerg went to meet his maker June 26, 2017, at Spearfish Regional Hospital with his loving wife, Ruby, and family by his side. Herman was born to Neil and Gertie VanDenBerg at home on the ranch near Strool January 4, 1926.  He attended school at Center School an...
June 28, 2017

Bobby Goodman
Bobby Goodman, 60, passed away on June 14, 2017 in Rapid City.  Bobby was born on March 17, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Willie Goodman.  He served in the US Air Force from 1976 to 1980. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 30, 2017 at B...
June 28, 2017

Rory James Hise
Rory James Hise was born to Shirley and Leonard Hise on January 8, 1958, in Benton City, WA.  His first four years were spent in Benton City until the family moved to Belle Fourche and then Fruitdale.  The family then moved to Sturgis where he attended grade school and ...
June 26, 2017

Vicky Lee Waterland
Vicky Lee Waterland, 64, Faith, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her residence. Visitation will be Monday, June 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Community Center in F...
June 25, 2017

Charles Edward “Ed" Brackett
Charles Edward “Ed” Brackett, 77, Rapid City, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Black Hills Health Care Center at Ft. Meade. Committal services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Visitation will be 1 hour prior t...
June 25, 2017

Paul Eugene Briggs
Paul Eugene Briggs, age 75, of Kadoka, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, and one hour preceding the services on Tuesday,Funeral services will be held...
June 25, 2017

Douglas Gene “Doug" Rans
Douglas Gene “Doug” Rans, 79 of Spearfish, SD, passed away at Custer Regional Senior Care on June 23, 2017. Doug was born in Sioux Falls, SD on June 27, 1937. He attended school in Huron, SD, graduating in 1955. Doug enlisted in the United States Air Force and was in...
June 24, 2017

Colette Kaye Hopson
Colette Kaye Hopson, 57, of Sturgis, stepped onto higher ground surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospice House.  She was born August 11, 1959, in McLaughlin, SD, to Leo Weist and Violet Anderson. Colette graduated in 1977 from Stur...
June 24, 2017

William Jerald Tanner
William Jerald Tanner, 78, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his home in Rapid City, SD after battling lung problems for several years.  He was home with his wife, Eris Tanner, at the time. Jerald was born on May 27, 1939 in Hot Springs, SD to Isaac and Edith Tann...
June 21, 2017

Lyle Fay Martin
Lyle Fay Martin was born March 26, 1926, in Erwin, SD, to Joseph and Hannah (Munger) Martin. His father was an Irish orphan who came out west on an orphan train, and Fr. Lyle spent many years searching for his ancestors. After graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the US Army, and h...
June 20, 2017

Lola Marie (Lewis) Stalcup
Lola Marie (Lewis) Stalcup, 84 of Lead passed away suddenly on Friday, June 17th in Sheldon, IA. She was born on May 28th, 1933, the 2nd of 6 children and the oldest daughter, to Belva (McConnell) Lewis and John Lewis in Ainsworth, NE. She was raised on a ranch outside of Ainswo...
June 20, 2017

Robert Louis Johnston
Bob was born September 29, 1946, at Sundance, Wyoming, to Wesley and Dorothy Stallbaum. Bob retired from the Ft. Meade Fire Department as a captain in 1999. He loved motorcycles, fishing, woodworking, and visiting with friends and family. He was an avid pool player and he neve...
June 20, 2017

Edwina L. Whitaker
Edwina "Eddie" Leah Whitaker, 78, Piedmont, passed away at home with family surrounding her this day June 20, 2017, after a heroic battle with lung cancer. Eddie was born in Belle Fourche, SD, and lived in South Dakota until her husband took her to Arkansas where she helped him...
June 20, 2017

Mertie Charlene Bowen
Mertie was born January 22, 1934, in New Underwood, SD, to Henry and Laura (Eveleth) Wildberger. On July 12, 1953, in Sturgis, SD, Mertie was joined in marriage with Eugene Edward Bowen. They were married 38 years until Gene's death in 1991. To this union were born two daughter...
June 20, 2017

Evangeline “Van" Orthouse
Evangeline “Van” Orthouse went to her heavenly Father on May 24, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. She was born on February 27, 1926 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, the middle child, with older brother Robert, and younger sister Kathryn of parents Mr...
June 20, 2017

Efstathia Elaine Ionna Ackles
Efstathia Elainie Ioanna Ackles of Hill City, SD, passed peacefully Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Rapid City Hospice House with her family by her side. Efstathia was born on July 9, 1947 to James and Efstathia (Tgiros) Plympton in Charles City, Iowa. Efstathia was a beloved mother an...
June 19, 2017

Tom Wishard Sr.
Funeral services for Tom Wishard Sr., 76, of Lantry will be at 10 AM, MT, Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Pioneer Hall in Dupree. Burial will be at the Lantry Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Mr. W...
June 19, 2017

Edwin C. Petranek
Edwin C. Petranek, 100, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota passed away, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade. Edwin was born Sept 9, 1916 at White River, SD, the son of Joseph and Anna (Homalka) Petranek.He was raised and educated at White River,...
June 19, 2017

Lyle Franklin Liming
Lyle Franklin Liming, 93, of Belle Fourche, SD passed away at the Ft. Meade Veterans Hospice Care facility where he had been since mid-February. Lyle was born January 18, 1924 to Franklin E. Liming and Susan Rhoda (Ritter) Liming in Lead, SD. Unfortunately, he never met his dad ...
June 19, 2017

Miriam Grace “Mim" Hoff
Miriam Grace “Mim” Hoff, 66 of Spearfish went to be with her Lord June 15, 2017. Visitation will be from 6-7 PM on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.  Funeral services will be at 2 PM on Monday, June 19 at Trinity United Methodis...
June 16, 2017

Ramsey Lee Kendall
Ramsey Lee Kendall was born in Westover, SD, to Nordine and Carrie (Smith) Kendall on January 16, 1931. As a youngster, he moved to Custer where he graduated high school, achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout, and joined the Custer National Guard in 1947 at the young age of 16...
June 16, 2017

Carl John Humphrey
Carl John Humphrey 88 of Wasta, SD passed away on June 11, 2017 at the Hans P. Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.  He will be missed dearly as a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Carl was born on February 15, 1929 to Elmer and Bertha (Sparks) Humphrey ...
June 15, 2017

Jans Gustav Melby
Jans Gustav Melby was born November 29, 1963, in Fargo, ND, to Peter and Carole Melby.  In his early years, the family lived in Minnesota where Jans enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and living life to its fullest.  The Melby family moved to Pierre, SD, in 1976 where Jans ...
June 15, 2017

William “Bill" John Schwender III
William “Bill” John Schwender III, 60 of Belle Fourche, died Friday, June 2, at home surrounded by family. He was born September 25, 1956, in Philadelphia, PA to William John Schwender Jr. and Anna Elizabeth (Miller). He attended Lake Worth Community High in Lake Wor...
June 13, 2017

James Merle Farrier
James (Screamin' Jim) Merle Farrier, 64, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD on June 7, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.He was born on January 27, 1953 at St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, Nebraska to Max and Marie (Gibson) Farrier. He attended school...
June 13, 2017

Alfred Rose
Alfred Rose, age 75, of Hettinger, ND, passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND. The Funeral Service for Alfred will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Hettinger Lutheran Church. Pastor Kathleen Dettmann ...
June 13, 2017

Alfred Rose
Alfred Rose, age 75, of Hettinger, ND, passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND. The Funeral Service for Alfred will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Hettinger Lutheran Church. Pastor Kathleen Dettmann ...
June 13, 2017

Grace Fulton
Grace Fulton, age 89 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Center. The funeral service will be held 2pm Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche. Visitation will take place 4 to 6 pm, with a time of sh...
June 13, 2017

Mike Hueston Pixley
Mike Hueston Pixley, 62 of Sundance, WY, passed away peacefully in his home with his companion of 12 years, Debbie Hirchert Pixley, by his side on Thursday June 8, 2017. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel i...
June 13, 2017

Virginia Wolden
Virginia Wolden, age 89, of Rapid City, formerly of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her daughter's house, peacefully with her family at her side. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.Funeral...
June 12, 2017

John William O'Grady
John William O'Grady, 54, longtime resident of rural Meade county, died Friday June 9th at the Black Hills Care and Rehab Center in Rapid City SD. Visitation and Rosary service will be 5-7pm Tues evening June 13th at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral Services will be hel...
June 12, 2017

Marlene Ann Haivala
Marlene Ann Haivala, 77, Piedmont, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Hospice House in Rapid City. Prayer services will be Monday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Grace United Methodi...
June 10, 2017

Shannon Olon Rigsby
Shannon Olon Rigsby passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Shannon was born at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 1, 1970.  An Air Force child, he spent his childhood in various locations,...
June 9, 2017

Marlene Flegel
Marlene Flegel, 82, passed away on June 3, 2017 at her home in Newell.She was born in Lead, SD on January 2, 1935 to Lewis and Mabelle (Hudson) Ammons.Marlene is survived by her sons; Roy Jensen, Leonard (Debbie) Flegel, and Arnold Flegel; daughters, Janet Jensen, Lesli...
June 9, 2017

Richard F. Feiok
Richard F. Feiok, 93, Sturgis, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Sturgis with Rev. John Fries officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Black Hills National ...
June 8, 2017

Alice M. Iversen
Alice was given life by her Creator and was born September 17, 1919, at Gorman, SD, to Henry A. and Mabel (Warn) Hagny.  She grew up near Gettysburg.  Alice was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Alice married Harold B. Iversen March 23, 1941, at Harrold, SD...
June 7, 2017

William "Bill" Letellier
William "Bill" Letellier, 94, of Norris, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Philip Nursing Home. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. MDT on Thursday, June 8 at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Friday, June 9 at ...
June 7, 2017

Dianne Stotts
Dianne Stotts, age 66, of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre. A visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral service.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murd...
June 7, 2017

Doris Ethel Ingalls
Doris Ethel Ingalls was born November 7, 1938, in Sturgis, SD. Her parents were Wayne and Doris (Allen) Palmer. Ethel grew up in the Red Owl area. She spent a lot of time in the sheep wagon with her mother watching over the sheep and riding her horse. Her mother would get up earl...
June 7, 2017

Jerry Alan Roth
Jerry Alan Roth, 61, Belle Fourche, SD, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.  Burial will be at the Smeenk Ranch Cemetery near Mud Butte. A memorial has been establis...
June 7, 2017

Cleo Adams
Cleo Adams, age 94, of Quinn formerly of Hot Springs, South Dakota, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her home north of Quinn. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Cleo was born July 1, 1922 in Hot ...
June 7, 2017

Shirley Madeline McCue
Shirley Madeline McCue, 86 of Spearfish, SD went to be with the Lord and Savior on May 29,2017. She passed away peacefully at her home, with her children by her side. Shirley was born on December 1, 1930 to William and Agnes (Ducey) Pike at Norris, SD, the oldest of five childre...
June 5, 2017

Charles C. McLain
Charles C. McLain, 92 of Spearfish, passed away quietly June 3, 2017. But, he did not live quietly. He was born June 18, 1924 in Hubbard, Ohio. He wrote his own obituary years ago, simply stating - I came, I lived, I left. Yes, he lived. He left high school to enter World War II...
June 5, 2017

Lucy Freeman
Lucy Freeman, age 89, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Philip Nursing Home. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2...
June 5, 2017

Bernard “Buzz" Wolf
Bernard “Buzz” Wolf, 85 of Hulett, Wyoming died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish, South Dakota. Funeral services will be at 10am, Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Hulett Civic Center with burial to follow at the Hulett Cemetery...
June 3, 2017

John David Maki
John David Maki, died May 21, 2017 at the David M Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish from complications due to hip surgery, after a fall. David was born on June 8, 1941 at St Joseph Hospital in Deadwood, SD, the son of John Jacob and Hilma Helen (Johnson) Maki. He attended s...
June 3, 2017

William Palmer Hibbard
William Palmer Hibbard finished life peacefully in the presence of his loved ones Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Bill was born June 26, 1927 in Pringle, South Dakota the last of three children to Edna (Dority) and Newell Hibbard. ...
June 3, 2017

Mary Louise Parquet
Mary Louise Parquet, age 58, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at her family's farm near Revillo, South Dakota.  A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Midland School Gym.Mass of Christian Buri...
May 31, 2017

Juanita Blossom Gullickson
Juanita Blossom Gullickson was born January 13, 1920, in Harding County on the family ranch near Reva. However, their address at the time was Strool, SD. Juanita arrived ahead of schedule and she was delivered by the county doctor, Doc Hodges. Her parents were Ernest Frederick Gu...
May 27, 2017

Jeffery Neal Shepard
Jeff was born on August 6, 1969, in Springfield, Illinois to James and Karen Shepard. On September 2, 2000 he married me, Debra Lynne O’Connor, whom he met in August of 1998 on the Coastal Star in Seattle where we headed to Alaska. We would find out on our first anniversary...
May 25, 2017

Max Moseley
A funeral service for Max Moseley, 83, of Camp Crook, SD will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Camp Crook Community Center with Pastor Dave Moench officiating.  Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Camp Crook.  Visitation for Max will take place one h...
May 25, 2017

Ethel Rose Johnson
Ethel Rose Johnson, age 90 of Lemmon, passed from this life on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND. The Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 10:30 am at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastor Charlotte Kvale will officiate. Buria...
May 24, 2017

Joyce B. Bowman
Joyce B. Bowman, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Clarkson Mountain View Health Care Facility in Rapid City, SD. Joyce was born in Washington, Iowa, on June 1, 1934, the daughter of Clarence "Mike" and Marion (Helmer) Logan.  Joyce graduated from Washington...
May 24, 2017

Mary Anne Herring
Mary was born October 21, 1930, in Milbank, SD, to Frank and Anna (Croymans) Chaloupka.  She was raised on the family farm with her two brothers and two sisters.  Mary graduated from Milbank High School and became a "Six Week Wonder."  The state of South Dakota was...
May 24, 2017


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