Abiding Saviour Gospel Program
8:05am - 8:35am
Closings, Cancellations and Delays

Leo Anthony Bakeberg, Sr.
Leo Anthony Bakeberg, Sr., 90, of Spearfish, SD, formerly of Dupree, SD, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Hospice House, Rapid City, surrounded by his loving family. Leo was born in Dupree, Ziebach County, South Dakota, May 13, 1929, one of eight children born to Augus...
March 26, 2020

Eleanor J. Dore
Eleanor J. “Sam” Dore, 84, of Whitewood, SD, died Monday, March 23, 2020, at Monument Health Sturgis Care Center. Eleanor Jean Beach was born March 10, 1936, in Elmira, NY, to Myron “Stan” and Ann (Eyers) Beach. She married David Lewis of Elmira, NY.&nbs...
March 26, 2020

Roland Harlan Ronken
Roland Harlan Ronken, “Ron”, 95, of rural Butte County died March 15, 2020 at his home of natural causes. Ron was born in Tacoma, Washington, August 10, 1924, the only child of Harlan Kenneth and Laura (Nobles) Ronken.  While he was a youth, the family moved man...
March 25, 2020

Ted Vobr
Ted Vobr, age 83, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Private family services will be held. Theodore Robert Vobr, better known as “Ted” by his family and friends, was born on April 13, 1936...
March 23, 2020

Raymond Vik
Raymond "Ray" Vik, age 89, of Pierre, formerly of Draper, South Dakota, died on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Avera Maryhouse in Pierre. Private family services will be held. Raymond Carl Vik, better known as "Ray" by his family and friends, was born March 26, 1930 to Anne ...
March 23, 2020

Mahlon Alcock
Mahlon Alcock, age 97, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Because of the Coronavirus, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Mahlon J. Alcock was born on January 15, 1923, the only child ...
March 23, 2020

Geraldine Ellen Watson
Geraldine Ellen Watson was born January 3, 1927, to Joseph LeRoy Couch and Elenora Pearl (Wagner) Couch in Belle Fourche, SD.  She passed away peacefully at her home in Spearfish, SD, on March 14, 2020.      Geraldine married Edwin Wierzbicki in July 195...
March 20, 2020

Ronald F. Twiss
Ronald F. “Ronnie” Twiss, age 72, of Interior, South Dakota, died on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Monument Health in Rapid City.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the Fire Hall. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at th...
March 16, 2020

Viola Oceana Crane
Viola Oceana Crane, 93 years young, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Monument Health Hospital in her beloved Deadwood, SD.  She was lovingly called “Sis” by many who knew her; the nickname exemplified who she was, as she cared for all she met as though t...
March 16, 2020

Julie Tinnell
DUE TO THE COVID-19 CONCERN, SERVICES FOR JULIE TINNELL ARE BEING POSTPONED TO A DATE THAT HAS YET TO BE SCHEDULED.   Julie Tinnell was born in Deadwood, SD, on October 21, 1961, to Myron and Janet Stearns.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Episcopal...
March 12, 2020

Richard Stolley
Richard “Dick” Stolley of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 73. Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Churc...
March 11, 2020

Rose Zella Proctor
Our Mother choose to write her own obituary to "make it easier for all of us to turn the final page in the wonderful life we have all had together." We thank her with all of our love. MY LIFE--MY OBITUARY I was born on August 16, 1931 at the Wells family home in Alva, Wyoming. ...
March 10, 2020

Nancy Ann Miller
Nancy Ann Miller, 75, of Rapid City, SD, journeyed home to Heaven on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at home with her loving husband and children close by, after a courageous battle with cancer.      She was born on June 27, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio.  She was unit...
March 10, 2020

Lola Simpfenderfer
Lola Simpfenderfer, age 96, of Wall, South Dakota, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall. Funeral services will be held at 1...
March 10, 2020

Lucille Bennett
Lucille Hayes was born on April 17, 1921, in Wasta, SD, to Emmet and Matilda (Lassegard) Hayes.  She grew up in Boneita Springs, where she attended school through the 8th grade.  She was fond of saying that she had to walk to school uphill both ways.    ...
March 10, 2020

Jill Louise Tiffany
Jill Louise Tiffany, 54 of Spearfish, died peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Monument Hospital in Spearfish with her husband and mother by her side. Jill was born to Lavon and Sally Burdick on May 16, 1965 in Mankato, MN. She grew up in North Mankato and attended Mank...
March 10, 2020

Raymond Spencer Sheely
Raymond was born on June 10, 1937, in Rapid City.  He lived in Keystone for 17 years and went 1st through 10th grades there, and 11th and 12th in Hill City.  He and his siblings and Mom and Dad moved to Sturgis, where he joined the National Guard from 1956 to 1964. &nbs...
March 9, 2020

Thomas Jerome Schultz
DUE TO THE COVID-19 CONCERN, SERVICES FOR THOMAS SCHULTZ ARE BEING POSTPONED TO A DATE THAT HAS YET TO BE SCHEDULED. Tom was born April 11, 1957, in Minot, ND, entering into this world as the first son of Francis Jerome and Colleen Margret (Roberts) Schultz.  Tom was raised...
March 5, 2020

Sally A. Allen
Sally A. Allen, 80, was born March 10, 1939, to Frank and Myrtle (Oxford) Cash.  She passed away on March 2, 2020, at Avantara North in Rapid City, SD.      Sally was an adventurous soul.  She wasn’t afraid to tackle any situation head on. &nb...
March 4, 2020

Paul Keith Longden
Paul was born July 23, 1941, to Floyd and Katherine (Lei) Longden in Spearfish, SD.  He was the firstborn of four siblings and was always a wonderful older brother, watching over his younger siblings with compassion and care.  After graduating high school, Paul went on ...
March 4, 2020

Daniel Regan
Dan was born in Sturgis, SD, to Bob and Mary Regan on August 21, 1946, and lived there most of his life.  In 1970, Dan married the love of his life, Mary Ann Stoddard, and for the next 50 years they were side by side, raising 3 kids, grandkids, making memories, and welcoming...
March 4, 2020

Myron R. Eliason
Myron R. Eliason was born November 5, 1931, on his grandparent’s farm southeast of Lantry, SD.  He passed away March 3, 2020, at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis, SD.  Myron had lived a faithful fulfilling life and made a well- deserved journey to Heaven...
March 4, 2020

Patricia Carr
Patricia "Patty" Carr, age 78, of Spearfish formerly of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City after a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip with Pa...
March 3, 2020

Gary Grant Kaberna
Gary was born to Wesley J. Kaberna and DeElda A. (Newman) Kaberna on June 26, 1940, in Wagner, SD.  He attended country schools and graduated from Wagner High School.  He attended a semester at South Dakota State in Brookings, before returning to the family farm.  ...
February 29, 2020

Clarence Hunsucker
Clarence Hunsucker died of natural causes on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade under hospice care.      Clarence was born on December 14, 1923, on the family ranch near Buffalo, SD, to Avery and Nora Hunsucker. ...
February 27, 2020

Mary Jean Kjerstad
Mary Jean Kjerstad, age 92, of Quinn, South Dakota, died on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at her home north of Quinn. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Wall Community Center with Pastor Chris Clark officiating assisted by Jake Julson. In...
February 25, 2020

Kimberly Anne Jones
Kimberly Anne (Sedlacek) Jones passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 23, 2020 after being diagnosed with ALS just six months earlier. Mass of Christian Burial for Kim will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 28 at the Moorcroft Community Center in Moorcroft, WY. A ...
February 24, 2020

Daryld M. Williamson
Daryld was born on July 5, 1919, to Martin and Nettie Williamson on their family farm near Vale, SD.  His mother had spent the day before climbing 100 steps to see the beautiful view from the top of Orman Dam.  Thus, set the stage for many more challenges and adventures...
February 24, 2020

Elaine Chapman
Elaine "Becky" Chapman, age 83, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Kadoka Care Center.Becky requested cremation, and there will be a celebration of life service at a later date in Bison, South Dakota. Elaine “Becky” Chapman was born in ...
February 24, 2020

Lawrence Lloyd Loobey
Lawrence Lloyd Loobey was born in Hilland, SD, on April 9, 1928, to Lawrence John Loobey and Thelma Theresa (Helgeson) Loobey.  He lived his early years on a ranch in Milesville, SD, where he loved to ride his horse, Snap, along the Cheyenne River breaks.    ...
February 20, 2020

David Ellwood Woodford
David Ellwood Woodford, known by his friends and close family as “Woody,” lived in Rapid City, SD, when he passed away on January 13, 2020, at 4:08 p.m., due to complications from cancer surgery.      Born July 26, 1948, Woody was 71 years of age ...
February 19, 2020

Keith Emerson
Keith Emerson of Philip, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Mary House in Pierre at the age of 97. Keith Albert Emerson was born on August 10, 1922, to Roy and Gertrude (Thomas) Emerson on the family ranch 32 miles northeast of Philip. He was home schooled b...
February 19, 2020

Dean Martin
Dean Martin, age 86 of Box Elder, SD; formerly of Lemmon, SD; passed away on Thursday, morning, February 13, 2020. The Memorial Service for Dean will be held at 11:00am MT, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Indian Creek Lutheran Church near Meadow with Pastor Harold Delbridge, offi...
February 17, 2020

Robert Wermers
On September 27, 1931, near the beginning of the Great Depression, Robert Leo Wermers, the third of Casper “Cap” Wermers and Odelia “Della” Mutziger’s eight children, was born on the family farm on the edge of Ethan, South Dakota. As on all South Dak...
February 17, 2020

John William Whalen Jr
John William “Bill” Whalen Jr., 73, of Aladdin, Wyoming passed away at home Sunday evening, February 9, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Moose Lodge in Belle Fourche, SD. A memorial has been established to benefit t...
February 17, 2020

Letoy Brown
Our loving mother, Letoy Brown, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020, surrounded by family and friends, at the Kadoka Care Center, where she had resided for the past several years. She was 87. Lorena Letoy Leggett was born July 19, 1932 on a farm south of Cody, Nebraska t...
February 17, 2020

Johnny Lee Bale
Johnny Lee ‘Chompy’ Bale, 54, died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Rapid City. He was born October 10, !965 to Philip Lee and Shirley Ann (Ellis) Bale. John grew up and attended school in the New Underwood/Folsom area. He was currently working as the Director of Pub...
February 16, 2020

Ardeth Joy Hunt
Ardeth Joy (Conger) Hunt was born October 28, 1932, in Faith, SD, to Troy “Bun” and Betty (McGinnis) Conger.  She moved with her family to Sturgis in 1946, where she attended school and graduated from Sturgis in 1951.      She met her future ...
February 14, 2020

Donald Dean Vance
Donald Dean Vance was born July 4, 1926, in Dupree, SD, to the family of Carl and Lorna (Robertson) Vance.  He attended twelve years of school in Dupree.  Between his junior and senior years of high school, he worked in the shipyards in Long Beach, CA, where he met Shir...
February 13, 2020

John Thomas Rice
*** THE COMMITTAL SERVICE FOR JOHN THOMAS RICE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR A DATE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED*** On March 25, 1949, John Thomas Rice was born in Catskill, NY, to Alfred Rice and Catherine Cary-Rice.  He lived a full, adventurous life. &nbs...
January 27, 2020

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