Obituaries

October 25, 2021

Mabel Hammerstrom

Mabel Hammerstrom, age 90, of Wall, South Dakota, died Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Morningstar Assisted Living Center in Rapid City. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall. […]

October 25, 2021

Bertha “Cricket” (Davis) Zweifel

Bertha “Cricket” (Davis) Zweifel, age 69, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at her home near Wall. Bertha “Cricket” Mae (Davis) Zweifel was born October 2, 1952 in Valentine, Nebraska to Hanson and Grace (Hayford) Davis. Cricket grew up in Millboro, SD. She attended New Huggins school in Millboro, SD. She […]

October 19, 2021

Harry “Slim” August Hirchert

Harry “Slim” August Hirchert, 97, of Piedmont, passed early Monday, October 18,2021 at home. Harry was born January 7, 1924 in Highmore, South Dakota.  He married Rosella June Frasier on January 30, 1952 in Rapid City, SD. They made their home in Piedmont in 1960. He broke horses, worked as a logger and was a […]

October 19, 2021

Mark James McKean

Mark James McKean, 72, of Tavares, Florida, passed away on August 9th, 2021, during the recovery period of quadruple bypass surgery. Mark was born to Dick and Dorothy McKean on Dec 21st, 1948, in Hot Springs, SD. Mark joined the United States Navy right after high school, then he went on to Chadron State College […]

October 18, 2021

Denise (Conitz) Rieniets

Denise (Conitz) Rieniets, age 50 of Newell SD, formerly of Mandan ND passed away Monday, October 11 at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital. Denise was born March 6, 1971. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Betty (McLaughlin) Conitz. Denise grew up on the family farm near New Salem, ND. There she fell in love […]

October 15, 2021

Doris Walters

Doris Walters, age 92, of Meeker, Colorado, formerly of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, October 1, 2021 the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colorado. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip with Deacon Lloyd Frein officiating. Following the graveside service a reception of coffee and […]

October 15, 2021

Sheldon Lowell Mead

Sheldon Lowell Mead, 50, Belle Fourche, SD passed away on Sunday October 10th, 2021 as the result of a car accident near Phillip, SD. Sheldon was born to Sharon and Barry Mead on December 26th, 1970 in Spearfish, SD. He grew up in Spearfish, Sturgis, Rapid City and Black Hawk, SD. He welcomed his first […]

October 15, 2021

Robert Vail Brechtel

Robert Vail Brechtel (April 25, 1925-October 13, 2021) 96 of Vale,  was the youngest of five children born to Hubert and Ina Brechtel. Marrying the girl he saw singing the National Anthem from a truck box with a piano at a Farmer’s Union picnic, Robert shared 74 1/2 miraculous years with the love of his […]

October 15, 2021

William L. Severns

William L. Severns of Spearfish, SD passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021, with loving family at his side after a long journey struggling from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia. Born May 24, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois to Roger L. Severns, Sr. and Margaret Lauritzen Severns. Will grew up and attended […]

October 15, 2021

Lavina Roske

Lavina Roske returned to her heavenly home October 8, 2021, at the age of 104 after surviving the 1918 pandemic and Covid-19.  Lavina always attributed her longevity to “good genes”. Lavina Catherine Roske was born June 15, 1917, to John Peter and Hattie L. (Halverson) Wilson, in Newell SD.  She attended school in Newell and […]