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Thomas Joseph Libertin
Thomas Joseph Libertin, 63, of New Underwood passed away on August 6, 2017 at his home.He was born on July 7, 1954 in Rapid City to William and Mary (Crotty) Libertin.Thomas is survived by his daughter, Alysha Libertin, Black Hawk; sisters, Michaela Niederwerder, Union Center, an...
August 19, 2017

David K. Bahr
David K. Bahr, 64 of Four Corners, Wyoming died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be at 2:30pm, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel & Crematory Serv...
August 17, 2017

Debra Jo Martius
Debra Jo Martius, 65 of Spearfish, SD died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Our Savior’s ...
August 17, 2017

Sheila M. (Macdonald) Keller
Sheila M. (Macdonald) Keller was born August 17, 1931, in Lead, SD.  Her parents were William K. and Mary (Hancock) Macdonald. Sheila attended Lead High School.  On May 20, 1950, she married LaVern Caldwell.  Many years later she would marry Edward Keller. Folks m...
August 16, 2017

Lucille Humble
Bessie Lucille Price was born in Sturgis, SD, to Robert A. and Florence B. (Hadley) Price on June 28, 1916.  She began life on her dad’s ranch and later near his store at Maurine, SD.  She attended elementary school at the Red Top School, freshman year at the Fox ...
August 16, 2017

Jason William Bruce
Jason William Bruce was born April 6, 1979, in Greeley, CO, to John and Susan Bruce. As a child, Jason's family moved around a lot. During his high school years, his family moved to Denton, TX, where he graduated from high school. He also met his future wife, Brandy, and they wer...
August 15, 2017

Robert Cleveland “Bob" Smiley
Robert Cleveland “Bob” Smiley was born May 4, 1925, in Belle Fourche, the third son of Artemas and Hilda (Satter) Smiley.  His mother died of diphtheria when Bob was 16 months old, and Harry and Gertie (Simons) White, Red Owl, lovingly raised him as their foster ...
August 14, 2017

Cole Dorus Bertolotto
Cole Dorus Bertolotto was born December 2, 1998, in Rapid City, SD, to Jason and Connie Jo (Maier) Bertolotto.  He grew up with his parents in Piedmont, SD.  He attended grade school in Piedmont, Junior High at Sturgis Middle School, and high school at Sturgis Brown.&nb...
August 14, 2017

John “Jack" Spencer
John “Jack” Spencer, 84, of Sundance, WY passed away on August 9, 2017, at the Fort Meade VA Hospice Center in Sturgis, SD. Jack was born on December 14, 1932 in Custer, SD to parents Richard Elmo and Kathaleen Allegra (Smith) Spencer. He was later joined by younger ...
August 14, 2017

Larry Harrison
Larry Harrison, age 72, of White River, South Dakota, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. A visitation will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CDT with a prayer service at 7:30 on Sunday, August 20 at the United Methodist Church in White Riv...
August 14, 2017

Daisy (Blakeman) Dennis
Daisy (Blakeman) Dennis , 89, of rural Crook County was born November 24, 1927 to William Henry and Edna (Holmes ) Blakeman on her parents homestead in Barlow Canyon, near Devils Tower , WY. She was the seventh of nine children. She was the last surviving sibling in the family. ...
August 14, 2017

James “Buz" Ronald Ferguson
James “Buz” Ronald Ferguson was born December 15, 1942, in Gordon, NE, to James and Silvia (Williamson) Ferguson.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965.  He worked as a long haul Truck Driver, Coal Miner, and a Motel Owner.  In 1974, he moved to...
August 14, 2017

Margaret Ann "Maggie" Niles
Margaret Ann "Maggie" Niles, 61, Norfolk, VA, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, in Sturgis. She was born in Rapid City, SD, and raised in Sturgis and the Camp Creek Ranch near Mud Butte, SD.  She graduated from Brown High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy fr...
August 11, 2017

Perry William Smith, Jr.
Perry William Smith, Jr. was born at the family home in New Underwood, SD, on October 17, 1931, to Perry and Amanda (Sattler) Smith.  He lived his childhood with his parents and siblings on the ranch in Hereford, SD.  Perry attended grade school at Doyle and attended Ne...
August 10, 2017

Cindy Marie Vetter
Cindy was born June 25, 1964, in Hamilton, MT, to Gary and Barbara (Thornbrugh) Grotte.  She grew up in Watford City, ND, and graduated from Watford City High School in 1982. Cindy loved to work and to be around people.  She started working in the Park Theater in Watfo...
August 9, 2017

John S. Shoffstall
John S. Shoffstall, 84 of Beulah, Wyoming died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home near Beulah. Visitation will be from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance, WY. Graveside services will be held at 10:30am, Monday,...
August 9, 2017

Cheryl Dawn Remington
Cheryl Dawn Remington, 58, of Spearfish, SD, passed away August 3rd, 2017 from complications due to dementia. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Burial will take place on August 16, 2017 at Fairpoint Cemetery ...
August 9, 2017

Alice Irene Munger
Alice Irene Munger was born June 17, 1928 at their homestead in NE Wyoming to Charles and Mildred Lamb. She attended country school through 8th grade and then boarded in Gillette, WY, where she graduated high school. After high school she boarded a bus headed to Santa Cruz, CA, ...
August 9, 2017

Oscar A. Gonzales Sr.
Oscar A. Gonzales Sr. of Belle Fourche, SD died June 7, 2017 in Modesto, CA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Belle Fourche, SD. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place at The Pineslop...
August 9, 2017

Dustin L. Keil
Dustin L. Keil, age 37 of Norwich, Connecticut and formerly Newcastle WY, died from injuries suffered in a tragic accidental fall on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 in Norwich, CT. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, August 11th, 2017 at Leverington Funeral Home of the N...
August 9, 2017

Mona Jean (Fields) Huck
Mona Jean (Fields) Huck, 71, Spearfish, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare in Spearfish. Mona was born, November 28, 1946, in Sturgis, SD, to Harley and Helen (Arndt) Fields.  Growing up, she attended Newell public school and was a member...
August 7, 2017

Theresa Fortune
Theresa Fortune, age 56, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home in Philip. A memorial visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.Memorial services will be held 10:00 a....
August 7, 2017

Helen Cleo (Day) Packer
Helen was born August 18, 1936, to Delbert and Bernice (Griffith) Day.  She moved to Faith, SD, at a young age and attended High School there.  On June 21, 1953, Helen married the love of her life, Dale R. Packer, in Sturgis, SD.  They shared 54 years together and ...
August 7, 2017

Norberta “Bertie" VanderMay
Norberta “Bertie” VanderMay of Long Valley, South Dakota, died on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 94. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at Our La...
August 1, 2017

Miriam Schilling
Miriam Schilling of Gillette, Wyoming, formerly of Midland, South Dakota, died on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette at the age of 78 A visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, SD.F...
August 1, 2017

Larry Ray Ragels
Larry Ray Ragels, 75 of Spearfish, SD, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Larry fought a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was born on December 27, 1941 in Conde, SD to Eldon and Irene (Loken) Ragels. Larry graduated from Conde High ...
July 31, 2017

Tom Kukal
Tom Kukal, age 82, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gus Craven officiating. Edwar...
July 31, 2017

Rita Jane Henderson
Rita Jane Henderson, age 87, of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Maryhouse in Pierre. A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Murdo.Mass of Christian...
July 29, 2017

Wayne Norton Wanhanen
Wayne N. Wanhanen was born at home in Lead on November 16, 1941, to Swen and Thea (Nelson) Wanhanen.  He graduated from Lead High School in 1960, and married his high school sweetheart Kathryn Cone on April 1, 1961. He was the proud dad of 2 daughters, Jodi and Julie, grand...
July 29, 2017

Goldie Eisenbraun
Goldie Eisenbraun, age 98, of Rapid City, formerly of Creighton, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Clarkson Mt. View Healthcare Center in Rapid City. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. o...
July 28, 2017

Betty Lou Chaloupka
Betty was born January 23, 1929, at Milbank, SD, to Melbourne and Florence (Lindahl) Lewis. She grew up and attended school and graduated from high school. She met Francis Chaloupka and they married June 20, 1950. They moved to Rapid City for Francis’ job at Northwestern B...
July 27, 2017

William Lyle Lore
William Lyle Lore, 83, passed away on July 23, 2017 at Sturgis Regional Hospital in Sturgis. He was born on June 8, 1934 in Alliance to Howard and Sadie (Wilkins) Lore.  William grew up and attended school in Alliance.  After graduation he joined the US Navy.H...
July 27, 2017

Earl “Deke" Walter Davis
Earl “Deke” Walter Davis, 83, Belle Fourche, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Fort Meade Veterans Hospital. Earl was born November 23, 1933 to William and Vera (Hultenschmidt) Davis in Alzada, MT.  He attended the South Thomas School on the 3V road through the seve...
July 27, 2017

Kymberly "Kym" Barnes
Kymberly "Kym" Barnes, 47, passed away on July 15, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.She was born on April 10, 1970 in Downey, California to Theodore and Zoe (Hefley) Whitaker.  On March 10, 2012 in Roseau, Minnesota, Kym married the love of her life, Jeff B...
July 27, 2017

Victor Jay Wang
Vic was born on August 15, 1945, to John and Pearl (McKee) Wang in Murdo, SD.  Vic was the 8th child of nine children. Vic grew up on the family farm through his teen years. He worked at the Homestake Mine for a time before he was drafted into the U.S. Army in November of 19...
July 27, 2017

Joyce Marie Bosch
Joyce Marie Bosch, 54, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Nisland, SD. She was born on January 1, 1963, to Tony and Theresa Rebsom in Dickinson, North Dakota. Joyce worked a wide variety of jobs over the years ranging from a ditch rid...
July 26, 2017

William Arthur Butler
William Arthur Butler, 74 of Lead SD peacefully went to rest with our Lord in Heaven on Sunday July 23, 2017, at his home in Lead. William was born in Michigan to Ralph and Alice Butler on March 23rd, 1943. During his childhood his family moved to Ohio where he graduated high sc...
July 25, 2017

Willard “Bill" Grenz
Bill was born to Willard and Dorothy (Reinhold) Grenz on June 19, 1950. He married Linda Wilson on May 25, 1969. She was a helpmate, companion and his love for over 49 years. This union was blessed with two loving sons. Bill grew up in Piedmont, SD. Where he went to elementar...
July 25, 2017

Scott Schumacher
Scott Schumacher, age 53 of La Mesa CA, formerly Belle Fourche, died from natural causes on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at his home in La Mesa. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10 am Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Belle Fourche. There will be...
July 25, 2017

Rose Daum
Rose Daum, age 83, of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Kadoka Nursing Home. Funeral services for Rose will be held at 2:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, July 29th, at the Murdo Community Bible Church in Murdo.Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. MST on ...
July 25, 2017

Virgil Dean Bennett
Virgil was born August 26, 1935, in Bonita Springs, SD, to Wiley and Katheran (Guthmiller) Bennett. As a child he grew up at Union Center, SD, with his brothers and sisters and he worked with them and their father on the family farm. As an adult he moved away to Sturgis, SD. and ...
July 25, 2017

Georgine Murial "Jean" Savage
Georgine Murial "Jean" Savage, 96, Rapid City, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center. Committal services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Survivors include her three children, Linda (Ken...
July 24, 2017

Fidelia Kosola
Fidelia Beatrice Carriers was born June 14, 1922, at Castle Rock, SD, to Alexander and Emelda (Monty) Carriers. She attended country school at Castle Rock. She enjoyed climbing the Castle Rock Butte with her sibling, riding horses on their sheep ranch and playing piano by ear. Sh...
July 24, 2017

Martha J. (Marty) Patterson
Martha J. (Marty) Patterson Marty was the youngest of seven born to Frank B. and Mabel I. (Beatty) Cooper at Piedmont; March 7, 1929. She started school at Piedmont, attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish then taught rural schools for three years in western South Dak...
July 24, 2017

Jean Keffeler
Jean Keffeler, 91, Spearfish, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Spearfish. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Whitewood Presbyterian Church in Whitewood, SD.  Private family inurnment services will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery. Je...
July 20, 2017

Lillian Irene Simon
Lillian Irene Simon was nearing her 100th birthday when she passed away July 16, 2017, at Garden Hills Assisted Living in Spearfish, SD. She was the eldest of 9 children born to Rudolf and Amelia (Hintz) Kolb on August 23, 1917, at Date, SD.  After graduating from high scho...
July 19, 2017

David L. Key
David L. Key, age 65 of Belle Fourche, died at his home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. A Memorial Service will be held 10 am Monday, July 24th, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take pla...
July 19, 2017

Sharon Kathryn (Palon) Piekkola
Sharon was born March 10, 1948, in Hoven, SD, to John and Patricia (Breen) Palon.  She attended grade school at St. Martin's and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1966.  She then went to National College of Business in Rapid City and graduated in 1968. Sharon...
July 19, 2017

Sylvan Kruse
Sylvan Kruse, age 59, of Kadoka, died Tuesday, July 18, at the Kadoka Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Interior Community Church. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Interior. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home...
July 19, 2017

Charles William Fillmore
Charles William Fillmore, 80, Spearfish, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade. Charles was born March 21, 1937, (Palm Sunday) in Spearfish to William Orlo and Lillian G. (Waterfall) Fillmore.  His father arrived at the (then) Method...
July 19, 2017

Rebekah Anne "Becky" Cummings
Rebekah Anne "Becky" Cummings, 63, previously of Upton, WY, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, surrounded by her family in Osage, WY. Becky was born November 26, 1953, in Greybull, WY, to Nancy Lee Carey and Wayne Curtis Hodson.  In 1958, her mom married Becky's true dad,...
July 18, 2017

Bill Buls
Bill Buls, age 71, of Philip, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Accomplished rancher, farmer William “Bill” Buls was born March 16th 1946 to Carroll “Cork” Kranz and Clarice Wemmering in Sioux City, IA. He wa...
July 18, 2017

Karen Lorraine Balderson
Karen Lorraine Balderson, 76, passed away February 9, 2017 in Custer. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Shepard Of The Hills Lutheran Church, 825 W. Main in Lead, with Pastor Frederick Johnsen officiating.  Burial will follow at 1:30 pm ...
July 17, 2017

William O. Weller
William O. Weller, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 81. Memorial visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with a prayer service at 8:00 ...
July 17, 2017

Jerry Dean Miller
Jerry was born August 01, 1945, to Garold & Odetta Miller of Ainsworth, NE.   Jerry had three siblings: sister, Jackie Kirkpatrick; brother, William Miller and twin brother Larry Miller. In December 1984, Jeff was born to Jerry and Mary. In 1985, Jerry entered into...
July 13, 2017

Gloria Jean (Ruby) Kersey
Gloria Jean (Ruby) Kersey peacefully passed away at her home in Whitewood, SD, surrounded by her loving family on July 11th, 2017 at the age of 70. She fought a courageous 2½ year battle with lung cancer. Gloria was preceded in death by the loss of her closest friend and ...
July 12, 2017

Joseph Michael Dropik
Joseph Michael Dropik the 4th was born in Minneapolis, MN, on October 31, 1975, to Joseph Michael Dropik III and Donna (Elias) Kolb. He attended Patrick Henry high school, after which he joined the Air Force as a munitions specialist.  He was stationed in England where he ...
July 12, 2017

Terry Peters
Terry Peters, age 61, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home near Wall. A rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, J...
July 11, 2017

Annetta Jean (Martin) Woitte
Mickey Woitte, age 87, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at her home in Midland. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Open Bible Church in Midland. Annetta Jean (Martin) Woitte, of Midland, South Dakota, passed peacefully...
July 11, 2017

Shirley Ann Povandra
Shirley Ann Povandra, 69 of Spearfish died Saturday , July 8, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Shirley Ann Davis was born in Baker, MT on November 5, 1947 to Gerald and Betty (Dye) Davis. She spent her early years on the farm near Bowman, ND and later moved with her parents...
July 10, 2017


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