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Jeanne Sue Rose
Jeanne Sue Rose was born to Earl and Maxine (Joy) Rose on March 8, 1960, in Chamberlain, SD. She was raised in Chamberlain, SD, with two brothers, Jerry and Jay Rose. The family moved and then lived in Mobridge from 1968-1973, and then in 1973, they moved to Sturgis. Jeanne gradu...
May 28, 2020

Don Ehlers
Don Ehlers of Midland, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 82. Donald Henry Ehlers - better known as “Don” by his family and friends - was born October 15, 1937, near Hamar, North Dakota, to Henry “Hiney”...
May 28, 2020

Deborah L. Huber
Deborah L. Huber, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at her home in Sturgis. She was born in Deadwood, SD on August 17, 1955, she was the third of five children born to Palmer and Beulah (McKay) Carlson. Deborah grew up in the Lead area and attended school there.  In 197...
May 27, 2020

Mildred Marie Fried
Mildred was born December 21, 1930, in Fort Worth, TX, to the Rev. A.G. and Vergie (Lamb) Rietdorf.  She attended school in Oklahoma and Nebraska.  After moving to Bison, SD, in 1947, she graduated in 1948 and attended Sioux Falls College.  She taught one year at t...
May 27, 2020

James D. Witt
James D. Witt was born February 29, 1944 to Wendell D. (Red) Witt and Jean E. (Jones) Witt in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The family moved to the Black Hills in 1945. Jim attended grade school in Pluma, graduating from Deadwood High School in 1962. He attended college for two years i...
May 27, 2020

Twila Koski
Twila “Gae” Koski, 89 of Spearfish, passed away on May 24, 2020 at Monument Health in Spearfish. Twila “Gae” Weaver, was born in Winner, SD, on February 3, 1931, to Cecil and Emma Laverne Weaver. She attended Gregory High School, graduating in 1949. She t...
May 27, 2020

William H. Curley
Bill was born in Boston, MA, on May 22, 1935, to William and Mary (King) Curley.  He was the second oldest of 12 children.  Bill grew up in Boston where he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952.  While traveling across the world, he met his beautiful wife, Ian...
May 26, 2020

Sherri Lee Tolley
Sherri Lee Tolley, 77, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. She was born on May 8, 1943 to Donnell and Vivian (McColley) Johnson in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a loving mother not only to her children but to all of their friends, treating the...
May 22, 2020

Howard Peterson
Howard was born December 2, 1923, in Murdo, SD, to Alphus “Mike” and Fern (Thomas) Peterson.  He attended school one year in Murdo, and then the family moved to Okaton.      In 1933, the family moved to Whitewood where he grew up and attended...
May 19, 2020

James Ervin Schmidt
James was born February 28, 1940, in Murdo, SD, to Ervin and Sadie (Finck) Schmidt.  He grew up in Draper, SD, and moved to Newcastle as a young man.  He joined the US Army on February 3, 1960, and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1962. Jim worked for US Stee...
May 19, 2020

Clara Mae Wiedemer
Clara Mae Wiedemer passed away quietly at home in Black Hawk, with her family present, on May 17, 2020.      Clara Mae Sowards was born December 22, 1932, at her grandparent’s farm near Naper, NE, to Clarence Ray and Marie (Smith) Sowards.  She gre...
May 19, 2020

John Allan Moore
John Allan Moore, 78, died May 15, 2020 at Deadwood, SD, from Myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer.  John was born in Alliance, NE on August 10, 1941 to George W. and Dorothy (Fitzgerald) Moore.  He grew up and attended school in Alliance, graduating in 1959.  He le...
May 18, 2020

Joseph Kotak, Jr.
Joe was born January 7, 1935, at Fulton Run, PA, to Joseph, Sr., and Mary (Blazavich) Kotak.  He was raised in Pennsylvania and attended Catholic School.  At the age of 18, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his country honorably.      He...
May 15, 2020

Bobbie Jo Dover
Bobbie Jo Dover of Casper, Wyoming formerly of Vetal, South Dakota, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her parent's house in Vetal after a battle with cancer at the age of 51. A vigil service will be held on Monday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Chu...
May 15, 2020

James B. Archer
James “Jimmy” B. Archer, 77, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home in Sturgis. He was born September 12, 1942 in Agar, South Dakota to Lloyd Alfred and Susan K. (Tobin) Archer. Jim started first grade in the Gettysburg school system and would stay with Grandma...
May 14, 2020

Rose Mary (Augustynowicz) Reid
Rose Mary (Augustynowicz) Reid, 74, of Random Lake, (formerly of Belle Fourche, SD, and Port Washington, WI), passed away on May 7, 2020, while in the comforting hands of her daughter, Tamra.       Rose was born July 1, 1945, in Milwaukee, WI, to Clem an...
May 14, 2020

Arlyce Sloan
Arlyce Sloan, age 86 of Belle Fourche, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 4 to 6pm Monday, May 18th, at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  A memorial service will be h...
May 14, 2020

Brenna Marie Bauer
Brenna Marie Bauer was born December 15, 1988, in Rapid City, SD, to Linn and Elizabeth (Szymanski) Bauer.  The Bauers were living at the Bauer Angus Ranch at Enning, SD, when the Enning/White Owl News headlines “Linn, Beth Bauer get early Christmas present” and ...
May 13, 2020

Richard Harold Harwood
Richard Harold Harwood was born December 2, 1933, in Sturgis, SD, to Andrew and Kathryn (Denker) Harwood.  Richard grew up on a ranch in the Haydraw area.  In his early years he attended the Barry School, and he graduated from Sturgis High School in 1951.   &...
May 13, 2020

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...
May 13, 2020

Grace Brown
Grace Brown, age 99 of Belle Fourche, died Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Monument Health Spearfish Hospital. A funeral service will be held 10:30am Friday, May 15, 2020 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place at Pine S...
May 12, 2020

Margaret Elaine Allison
Margaret Elaine (Seeley) Allison, 92 of Spearfish, died May 5, 2020 at Monument Health in Rapid City. Margaret was born December 18, 1927 in Yankton, SD to Kenneth Mayne and Edna Ann (Gemmill) Seeley. They moved to Spearfish from Yankton in 1930, when her father became manager o...
May 12, 2020

Reva Augusta King
Reva Augusta King, 88, of Hulett, Wyoming passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Reva was born a few miles west of Hulett, Wyoming on June 4, 1932. Her parents were John C. and Myrtle (Lawrence) Wood. Reva grew up in the Hulett-Sundance area and a...
May 12, 2020

Telitha Sailer
Telitha “Peggy’ Sailer, 84, of Deadwood, SD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Rolling Hills Healthcare facility in Belle Fourche. Peggy was born to Arthur and Veryl (Adams) Mason on November 20, 1935, in Pierre, SD. She grew up in Reliance, SD and...
May 12, 2020

Melvin L. Curtis
Melvin L. Curtis, 73, of Casper, Wyoming, went to heaven on January 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Wall, South Dakota on February 22, 1946, to Harold and Stella Curtis. As a boy he grew up in Milesville, South Dakota. Melvin married Carole Sorlie i...
May 12, 2020

Irma J. Kietzke
Irma J. Kietzke, 104, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Monument Health Sturgis Hospital, following a short illness.  She celebrated her 104th birthday on March 25, at Key City Retirement, her home since 2014.      Irma was born in Twi...
May 11, 2020

Billye Jo Casteel
On Monday, May 4, 2020, Billye Jo Casteel, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.      Billye Jo was born July 19, 1952, in Sturgis, SD, to Ivan and Gertrude “Sue” Davis.  She grew up on a...
May 9, 2020

Joyce E. Mammenga
Joyce E. Mammenga, 70, passed away April 28, 2020 at Sturgis Regional Senior Care in Sturgis. Joyce was born on October 12, 1949 in Sibley, IA to Herman and Dorothy (Venenga) Stubbe.  She married Dennis Mammenga on October 26, 1968.  She was preceded in death by her h...
May 7, 2020

John W. McNeary
John W. McNeary was born October 29, 1938, in Aberdeen, SD, to Francis and Gertrude (Frank) McNeary.  John completed his schooling in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen High School in 1956.       John married his first wife, Norma Barker, in 1961, a...
May 7, 2020

Pamala Jo Richter
Pamala Jo Richter, 57, of Spearfish, SD, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Monument Hospital, Rapid City, SD. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in the auditorium in High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, SD. Arrangements are un...
May 6, 2020

Harry Richard DuBray, Jr.
Harry Richard DuBray, Jr., was born July 26, 1960, to Harry Richard DuBray, Sr., and Winona Marie Brandis in Nebraska.  Harry grew up in Winner, SD, before moving to Mission, SD, where he attended Todd County high school.  Harry loved to paint and draw.  He created...
May 4, 2020

Beverly A. Collins
Beverly A. Collins, 89 of Spearfish, SD and formerly of Faribault, MN passed away on April 23, 2020 in Spearfish. Beverly was born in Northfield, MN on October 18, 1930 and was raised on a farm in Shieldsville, MN and graduated from Faribault MN. She has lived in Spearfish for t...
April 29, 2020

Tammy Jo Reif
Tammy Jo (Hart) Reif, age 59, passed away early Saturday, April 25, 2020, in her home in Deadwood, SD with her loved ones close. Tammy was born on February 3, 1961 to Leslie and Ella (Heinrich) Hart in Deadwood. She grew up with her three siblings in Yellow Creek just outside of...
April 29, 2020

Karen Lynne Dorsett
Karen Lynne’ (Beeching) Dorsett, 72, went to rest with the Lord on April 25th, 2020. She passed peacefully with her loved ones at her side. Karen was born in Warsaw, Indiana on January 2nd, 1948 to Cyril and Betty Beeching. Karen grew up in Belle Fourche, SD and graduated ...
April 29, 2020

Keith William Hardy
Keith William “Bill” Hardy, 76, of Deadwood, SD passed away at Monument Lead-Deadwood Hospital in Deadwood, SD. On April 26, 2020, Keith W. “Bill” Hardy completed his earthly journey and passed onto the next with his God. Bill had an adventurous soul and...
April 29, 2020

Myrtle Lorraine Ham
Myrtle Lorraine (Hauge) Ham, 90, of Sioux Falls departed to meet her maker on April 21, 2020. Myrtle took her last breath, due to congestive heart failure, at Sanford Hospital with her three children by her side. Myrtle was born on November 20, 1929, to Alfred and Ester (Christe...
April 27, 2020

George E. Keller
George E. Keller was born March 9, 1931, at Rosebud, SD, to Frank and Olive (Flood) Keller.  He grew up in St. Francis and graduated from St. Francis Mission in 1949.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  Following his honorable discharge in 19...
April 24, 2020

Russ Olney
Russ Olney, age 90, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the Kadoka Nursing Home. A come and go viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday...
April 24, 2020

Donald C. Goff
Don was born November 28, 1934, at Sturgis, SD, to Clarence and Whipka (Stratemeyer) Goff.  He was raised on his dad’s ranch at Tepee Creek in eastern Meade County.  He loved animals with horses at the top of his list.  Don enlisted in the United States Marin...
April 22, 2020

Jane F. Brunson Livingston
Jane F. Brunson Livingston, age 55, of New Underwood, South Dakota, died on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her home in New Underwood. A private family graveside service will be held at the Belvidere Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Jane Frances Meyer was b...
April 22, 2020

Joyce Marie (Ladson) Knutson
Joyce Marie (Ladson) Knutson was born May 31, 1929, to Glenn and Amelia Ladson at the farm homestead in Bucyrus, ND, where she was baptized at the church.      Joyce was the oldest of twelve children: Lorraine, Norman, Zola, Rodger, Betty, Lloyd, Caroline, Ge...
April 21, 2020

Nadine Lena Miller Fidler
Nadine Lena Miller Fidler, 90, of Spearfish, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020, at Monument Health Spearfish Hospital after a battle with cancer.    Born August 17, 1929, in McCook, Neb., to Charles Jr. and Francis (Shook) Miller. She attended school in McCook g...
April 21, 2020

Bill Buchholz
Bill Buchholz a longtime resident of Spearfish passed away peacefully at home Friday April 17th, 2020. Bill was born February 6th, 1943 to Leo & Ethel (Stalley). He was raised in Spearfish and graduated from Spearfish High School in 1961. Bill married his high school sweeth...
April 21, 2020

Stanley Alexander Miner
Stanley Alexander “Stan” Miner, a long-time resident of Rapid City, SD, left this life with his family at his side on April 18, 2020.  Stan was born in Rapid City on September 12, 1929, to parents Vernie E. and Bessie J. Miner.  His early years were spent on...
April 21, 2020

Ronald W. Proefrock
Ronald W. Proefrock, 86, of Nisland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at the Monument Health Hospice House in Rapid City, SD, with his wife, Virginia, and son, Daniel, near him.      Ronald was born November 13, 1933, in Hamburg, ND.  ...
April 17, 2020

Ruth M. Bruce
Ruth M. Bruce, 99, Rapid City, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Westhills Healthcare. She had been a resident of Westhills Retirement Community since 1999. Ruth was born March 7, 1921 in Lake Preston, South Dakota to Marvin and Margaret (Patterson) Johnson. Sh...
April 16, 2020

Joan Muriel Sisson
Joan died April 12, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital, Spearfish, SD. Joan Muriel (Harvey) Sisson was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Dec. 23, 1926. She was the second child born to Bryan and Carrie Harvey. She grew up in logging towns in Nemo, SD, Moskee, WY and Spearfish, ...
April 15, 2020

Dorothy F. Gross
Dorothy F. Gross, 91, of Spearfish, SD died April 10, 2020 at the Rolling Hills Healthcare in Belle Fourche. She was born on March 29, 1929 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Thomas Leonard and Glen Leora (Parks) Frisby. Dorothy has a brother, Leonard Frisby who...
April 15, 2020

Larry Jeffries
Larry Jeffries, 76, of Spearfish,  passed away on April 6, 2020.  He was born in Deadwood, the only child of the late Helen and Lawrence H. Jeffries. Larry was a competitive skier, excelling at both cross-country and downhill, placing 16th in the Junior National Olympic...
April 15, 2020

Winfred “Punk” Bauer
Winfred “Punk” Bauer of Vale, SD, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2020, at Monument Health Sturgis Lippold Hospice in Sturgis, SD.  He was born to Winfred and Florence (Bennefeld) Bauer on July 18, 1938, in Ada, MN.      Punk was baptized...
April 15, 2020

Elmer Leach Bryant
Elmer Leach Bryant was born in Rapid City, SD, on January 5, 1945.  He was one of nine children born to Seibert Leach & Edna Ellen (Farnsworth) Bryant.  He was raised on the Bryant Ranch on Tilford Road.  He attended Piedmont & Sturgis schools and graduated...
April 15, 2020

Steven L. Karlson
Steven L. Karlson, 59, of Nisland, died March 11, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.      Steve was born July 21, 1960, in Belle Fourche, SD, to Jim and Bev Karlson.  The family settled in Nisland, SD.  He attended school in Newell, SD, a...
April 14, 2020

Howard Lee Reid
Howard Lee Reid, 75, of Port Washington, WI (formerly of Belle Fourche, SD), passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Howard was born on May 15, 1944, in Rapid City, SD, to Leslie and Clara (Held) Reid.  He was the youngest of 12 children.  He grew up and attended scho...
April 13, 2020

Shorty Woitte
Shorty Woitte, age 94, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the Kadoka Nursing Home. A come and go viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at the Open Bible Church in Midland. Due to the Coronavirus a memorial service will be held for S...
April 10, 2020

Roger Shull
Roger Shull, age 57, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home north of Wall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall with Father Tony Grossenburg as celebrant. Due to the current...
April 10, 2020

Mark Carl Schmidt
Mark was born August 8, 1958, the son of Edward and Jean (Whitson) Schmidt.  Mark was born in Minot, ND, and grew up on a farm south of Minot in Afton Township.  Mark went to South Prairie Elementary School.  The highlight of his time at South Prairie was playing E...
April 8, 2020

Carol Jean Bruch
Carol Jean Bruch, 84, Sturgis, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Monument Health Sturgis Hospital.      She was born April 8, 1935, to Cecil and Ella (Holt) Cammack.  She grew up around the Stoneville area where she attended Stoneville School.  The...
April 7, 2020

Michael “Mike” Beck
Mike was born on January 4, 1949, to James E. and Helen E. Beck in Deadwood, SD.  He attended Deadwood Public School and graduated in 1968.  As a youngster, Mike spent most of his summer days with his brothers and sisters swimming at the Deadwood City Pool.  In hig...
April 7, 2020

Frances Terkildsen
Frances Terkildsen, age 83, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.  A come and go viewing will be held from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. Graveside services wi...
April 7, 2020

Oswald Terrence Barge
Oswald Terrence “Terry” Barge was born December 21, 1925, in Ingalls, KS, to J.B. “Doc” Barge and Doris Byrne.  Terry passed away, with family by his side, on Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Sturgis, SD.      Terry enlisted in the Nav...
April 6, 2020

Orville Roy Edwards
Orville Roy Edwards was born August 6, 1935, in Sturgis, SD, and peacefully passed at his home, with family by his side, in Vale, SD, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.      Orville was a man among men.  He was a role model and a positive voice in a world that ...
April 6, 2020

Marie Gartner
Marie Gartner, age 92, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.A come and go viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka. Graveside services will be held at 2 p...
April 6, 2020

Tamara Ann Barker
Tamara Ann (Streeter) Barker was born on January 28, 1968, to Edward Streeter and Kathleen (Streeter) Murray at St. Joseph Hospital in Deadwood, SD.  Through her young life she lived in Whitewood, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Sturgis, SD.  She a...
April 6, 2020

Kenneth Alfred Carlsen
Kenneth “Kenny” Alfred Carlsen, age 70, of Newell, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 as the result of a tragic 4-wheeler accident that happened on his ranch, north of Newell. Visitation will be held 3 to 7pm Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northe...
March 31, 2020

Glen Conley
Glen Conley, 76, of Sturgis, died March 30, 2020, at Department of Affairs Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Fort Meade.      Glen was born September 14, 1943, in Knott county of Garrett, Kentucky.  He was the youngest of 6 siblings.  His d...
March 31, 2020

Wallace C. Neville
Wallace C. "Kenny" Neville, age 68, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, March 27, 2020 east of Billsburg on Highway 34. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, at the United Church in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. If you are not pla...
March 31, 2020

Lloyd M. Nohava
Lloyd M. Nohava was born February 3, 1940, to Joan and Stanley Nohava.  He passed away March 21, 2020.      Lloyd lived most of his life in Sturgis.  He married Shirley Philipsen and together they had Allen, Randy, and Sandy.  Lloyd was a man o...
March 31, 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


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