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Wanda Olson
Wanda Olson, age 86, of White River, South Dakota, died on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Kadoka Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday, August 31, at the United Methodist Church in Murdo. Interment will follow at the White River Cemetery. W...
August 24, 2019

Wayne Allen Weishaar
Wayne Allen Weishaar, age 76 of Lemmon, SD passed away after a 15 year battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in L...
August 23, 2019

Florence Elizabeth Swesey
Florence Elizabeth Swesey was born October 30, 1932, to Fred and Minnie (Wilson) Secrest in Gunnison, CO.  She was the oldest of 4 siblings.  Joining her was a brother, Gene, and two sisters, Effie and Punky.  Florence’s father was a logger, so the family mov...
August 21, 2019

Shirley Ann Temple
Shirley Ann Temple, 80 of Spearfish, SD passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Belle Fourche, SD. Graveside service for Shirley will be 10 AM Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood SD. Shirley, the daughter of the late Harold Temple and Clara [Aspen] ...
August 21, 2019

Andrea Lynn Mills
“A wife of noble character…She is worth far more than rubies…A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised…Honor her for all that her hands have done.” Proverbs 31:10 Andrea Lynn Mills, 41, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, August 19, 2019 Andr...
August 21, 2019

Francis Martin Langan
Francis Martin Langan, 91, died peacefully with family at his side at Fort Meade Hospice on August 16, 2019.      Francis was born October 23, 1927, in Clear Lake, SD, to Frank Martin and Marguerite (Dailey) Langan.  He attended school in Gregory, SD. &...
August 19, 2019

Curtis W. Clark, Jr.
Curtis W. Clark, Jr., age 90, of Spearfish, passed away at his home on Friday, August 16, 2019.      He was born September 12, 1928, in Hazelton, ND, to Curtis W. and Sarrah (Smith) Clark, Sr.  He grew up on his parent’s farm and attended grade sch...
August 19, 2019

Ralph C. Hoggatt
Ralph C. Hoggatt, 80, of Deadwood, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2019, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care. Ralph lead a full life of quiet service to his state, local municipalities, and community as a lawyer and as a leader / volunteer. Ralph has served as the Lead Deadwood...
August 19, 2019

Myra Clingan
Myra (Clark) Clingan, 96 of Sundance, WY, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Crook County Long Term Health Care. Myra was born on February 8, 1923 at Inyan Kara, WY to Nathan S. and Hilma (Peterson) Clark. She was the seventh of nine children born to the couple. Myra gr...
August 19, 2019

Regina Pierre Cooper
Regina was born December 4, 1932, in Arlee, MT, on The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation to her parents, Pete and Mary Pierre.  Regina Pierre Cooper took her final journey on August 13, 2019, at her home in rural Sturgis, SD, at the age of 8...
August 19, 2019

Kathleen Louise Oviatt
Kathleen Louise (O’Reilly) Oviatt was born September 19, 1949 in Pierre, South Dakota, the oldest of five children born to Loren and Maxine (Thorson) O’Reilly. She grew up in Murdo, South Dakota and graduated from Murdo High School in 1967. She went on to graduate fro...
August 19, 2019

Patrick Cassidy
Patrick “Pat” Cassidy, 78, of Lead, SD went to rest with Jesus on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital in Deadwood, SD. Patrick John Cassidy was born on July 8, 1941, in Sturgis, SD, a son of Gilbert and Theresia (Hutter) Cassidy. He grew up in ...
August 15, 2019

Mary Shea
Mary Shea, age 101, of Philip formerly of Winner, South Dakota, died on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Philip Nursing Home. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. CDT with a rosary and wake service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner. Mass of ...
August 15, 2019

Elmer Isaac Alan
Elmer Isaac Alan passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Spearfish, SD, at the age of 92.      Born on the 5th day of February, 1927 to William and Lempi (Metsala) Alan, he was baptized and later confirmed by the Lutheran Church.  He joined a brother...
August 15, 2019

Roger Duane Jensen
Roger Duane Jensen was born in Millboro, SD, to Christian DeWitt Jensen and Marvel Belle (Painter) Jensen on September 17, 1933.  He was number three in what would be nine children.  As a young boy, they moved to the Eagle Butte, SD, area.  He attended country scho...
August 13, 2019

Wanna Young
Wanna (Speed) Young was born November 10, 1923, at Clough, SD, to Lawson and Mable (Ferguson) Speed.  She attended high school at Stoneville, SD.       She married Robert J. Young January 3, 1945, at Sturgis, SD.  To this union, two children we...
August 13, 2019

Virginia Meisel
Virginia Meisel, 87, passed away at her home on August 6, 2019. She was born on July 27, 1932 in Hot Springs, SD. She was adopted shortly after birth by Ralph and Marjorie Trussell. She lived in Deadwood, SD until she was 4 years old and moved to the outskirts of Spearfish, SD t...
August 12, 2019

Danny J Craig
Danny J Craig, 69, of Spearfish, passed away August 6th, at his home following a long illness. Danny was born May 28, 1950 in Sturgis, SD to Orin & Edythe (Cooper) Craig. He grew up around the Black Hills and attended schools in the area. He joined the US Army in 1968, and s...
August 12, 2019

Janice Baldwin
Janice (Humphryes) Baldwin, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Rapid City, SD at the age of 94.   Daughter of the late Roger Keith Humphryes and Alice Tyler Humphryes, Janice was born March 31, 1925 in Lead, SD. She graduated from Lead High School in 19...
August 12, 2019

Allen Leroy Oedekoven
Allen Leroy Oedekoven was born September 27, 1924, in Sturgis, SD, to Albert and Ella (Linstrom) Oedekoven.  He lived on the farm 17 miles northeast of Sturgis.  He went to Nine Mile Grade School and worked with his family, especially his two brothers, Standly and Verno...
August 12, 2019

Mark Allen Lewis
Mark Allen Lewis, our father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully at home in Sturgis on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at age 62. Mark was born November 17, 1956, the third child of ten, to Dwane and Justine “Gussie” (Adams) Lewis in Siou...
August 12, 2019

Donna Jean Peplow
Donna Jean (Myers) Peplow, 86 of Sundance, Wyoming passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Crook County Long Term Care. Donna was born December 18, 1932 to Kermit and Phoebe (Brown) Myers, she attended country school in Langdon, ND. She married Duane Peplow on June 20, 1954 the ...
August 8, 2019

Chana Gottsleben
Chana Gottsleben, age 27, of Fort Collins, Colorado formerly of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, August 4, 2019 near Rawlins, Wyoming as the result of a car accident. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. at S...
August 8, 2019

John H. Overholt
John H. Overholt was born October 25, 1927, to Ralph and Ellen (Clarin) Overholt in Creighton, SD.  At a young age, they moved to Quinn, SD, and in 1941, the family moved to Rapid City.       On June 21, 1947, John married Marjorie A. Deseive. ...
August 8, 2019

Thomas Flannery
Thomas Flannery, age 72 of Newell, died Friday, August 2, 2019 at his home in Newell. Thomas served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. Services will be held 10am Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.  There will be no visitati...
August 7, 2019

Oleńka Michelle McDowall
Oleńka Michelle McDowall, 40, of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully at her home on August 3, 2019. Oleńka was born to David and Marysia McDowall on May 5, 1979, in Spearfish. She was a bright, joyous, and precocious child who was faced with one of life’s g...
August 7, 2019

Darwin Dean Eckhart
Darwin Dean Eckhart, 78, Lead, SD passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on August 2nd 2019. Darwin was born to Emma and Ellsworth Eckhart on June 19th 1941 in Deadwood SD. He attended Lead high school, while in high school he went to work at Standard statio...
August 5, 2019

Gloria Marie Boppe
Gloria Marie (Bunch) Boppe, 82 of Spearfish, died Thursday, August 1, 2019, at her home. Gloria was born June 18, 1937, in Lead, South Dakota to Lewis “Ray” and Vera (Williamson) Bunch. She grew up in Lead and was a graduate of Lead High School. On June 5, 1955, she...
August 5, 2019

Roger Rowcliffe
Roger Rowcliffe, age 68, of Philip, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Memorial services will be held 11:00 am Monday, August 5, at the United Church in Philip. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.Roger Eugen...
August 5, 2019

Earl Barry Dennis
Earl Barry Dennis, 54 of rural Crook County passed away of natural causes at the Dennis Ranch west of New Haven on July 17, 2019. Earl was born March 12, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Raymond Lewis and Daisy Blakeman Dennis.  He went to grade school at the Homestak...
August 2, 2019

Lynn Alexander Stuen
Lynn Alexander Stuen, age 46 of Newell, SD, passed away peacefully doing what he loved, on July 20, 2019 in an ATV accident. Lynn was born to Wayne and Beverly (Voss) Stuen on October 28, 1972 in Rapid City. He grew up in Brownsville, SD and went to school in Lead/Deadwood. In 1...
August 2, 2019

Lyle H. Bockwoldt
Lyle H. Bockwoldt, 87, of Spearfish, SD passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare in Spearfish. Memorial services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Spearfish. Inurnment will follow at Black Hills National...
August 2, 2019

Alta Eldora McVay
Alta Eldora (Cooper) McVay passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 31, 2019, at Westhills Health Care in Rapid City, SD.      Alta was born in Piedmont, SD, on November 24, 1925, to Frank and Mable (Beatty) Cooper.  She grew up in Pied...
August 2, 2019

Allan Joseph Maltby
Allan Joseph Maltby passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Rapid City, SD, of natural causes.      Joe was born October 20, 1936, in Brainerd, MN, to Marjorie (Bascomb) and Joe Maltby.  They eventually moved to Huron, SD.      Joe ...
July 31, 2019

Imogene O’Grady
Imogene O’Grady was born to John E. and Marguerite “Daisy” (Stirling) Brink on July 10, 1927, in Sturgis.       On April 19, 1955, she married Michael “Mick” O’Grady.  Together they had four children.  She lo...
July 31, 2019

Ruth Gresham Bedingfield
Ruth Gresham Bedingfield, 99, widow of John R. Bedingfield, Sr., died July 27, 2019, at Regional Hospice House in Rapid City, SD. She was born August 4, 1919, in Spartanburg County, SC, to Claude H. and Bell (Hill) Gresham, but lived most of her life in Ware Shoals, SC.  Sh...
July 29, 2019

Jack Hansen
Jack Hansen, age 81, of Philip, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the American Legion Hall in Philip. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Amer...
July 27, 2019

Sharon Irene Coyle
Sharon Irene Coyle, age 86, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 29, from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary and prayer service starting at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Chur...
July 26, 2019

Raymond Louis Walz
Raymond Louis Walz was born May 16, 1929, in the Parkston and Milltown, SD, area to Clarence and Elizabeth Walz.  He was the second born of 7 children.  At age 5, Ray moved with his parents to Marshfield, MO, to escape the dust storms.  Six years later, at app...
July 26, 2019

Viola Chiller
Viola Chiller, 88, Sturgis, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Viola was born June 13, 1931, in Deadwood, SD, to Raymond and Ethel (Baughman) Coppo.  She graduated from Vale High School, and married Eugene Chiller on November 5, 1950, in Sturgis, S...
July 24, 2019

Robert Andrew Culbertson, Jr.
Robert Andrew Culbertson was born February 10, 1956, to Edna (Erickson) and Robert A. Culbertson, Sr. in Sturgis, SD.  He earned his wings on July 22, 2019, in Rapid City at Regional Hospital.       Bob was the 5th and final child for the family.&nb...
July 24, 2019

Clay Jon Benoist
Clay Jon Benoist, age 27, of Interior, South Dakota, formerly of Eagle Butte, died on Saturday, July 20, 2019 on the interstate near Kadoka. A rosary service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. MDT with a time of fellowship from 8 p.m. to midnight at the old Agency B...
July 23, 2019

Kathleen Tavegie
Kathleen Tavegie, 78 of Newcastle, WY passed away on Friday July 19, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Tavegie will be held on Wednesday July 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Newcastle, Wyoming with Father Brian Hess celebrating. Visitation will ...
July 22, 2019

Dorothy Elaine Dunn
Dorothy Elaine Dunn was born October 4, 1934, in Rural Sturgis, SD, to Jakob and Margret (Lorang) Weyrich.  She was the second youngest of ten children.  She graduated from high school and went on to a Teachers College. Dorothy married Lynn Dunn of rural Harding County...
July 22, 2019

Naomi Mildred Hawley Terhune
Naomi Mildred Hawley Terhune Born August 20, 1925 Gustave, SD Harding County Died June 24, 2019 Hulett, WY Crook County Naomi was the first born of 12 children to Clara V. (Everts) Hawley and George W. Hawley.  Ten girls and two boys would build a large family for this co...
July 18, 2019

Faye A. Foster
Faye A. Foster, 81, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Faye was born April 27, 1938 to Louis K. and Mabel (Peterson) Wilson in Bison, South Dakota.  She attended       Spearfish High School and in 1955 she gave b...
July 18, 2019

Duane Leslie Myers
Duane Leslie Myers was born in Hawarden, IA, to Robert and Doris (DeMotts) Myers. Duane was raised with one brother and four sisters. He graduated from West Sioux High School in 1973. Duane married Rene Wagner, and had their daughter, Stephanie. He met and married Colette Simons...
July 17, 2019

Marion Nelson
Marion Nelson, age 95, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, at the United Church in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Interment w...
July 16, 2019

Bradley Donald Johnson
Bradley Donald "Doc" Johnson was born December 19, 1955, in Watertown, SD, to Donald and Mary (Rowe) Johnson.  Brad passed away from a brave and courageous battle of espohageal cancer on July 13, 2019, at the VA medical Center at Ft. Meade, SD.      Brad...
July 16, 2019

Betty Lou Pederson
Betty Lou Pederson, age 86, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Avantara Mountainview Nursing Home in Rapid City. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Christopher McCarthy officiatin...
July 15, 2019

Cheryl Ann Weins
Cheryl was born February, 8, 1949, in Sturgis to Maurice and Sylvia (Jelley) Matthews.  She grew up in Sturgis and graduated from high school. Cheryl married Ronald Weins and they made their home in Sturgis where they raised their children.  In 1982, they took over the...
July 13, 2019

LaVerne Everett Garner
LaVerne Everett Garner was born in Rapid City, SD, on June 6, 1971, to Jacque (Freeland) and Joe Garner.  Vern was raised on the family farm at Union Center, SD, with his sister, Jody (1973).  Vern loved shooting from a young age and made sure Jody knew how to keep up w...
July 11, 2019

Isabelle “Izie” Eva Messmer
Isabelle “Izie” Eva Messmer was born to Christ and Margaret (Roll) Fichter on the family homestead near Taylor, ND, on November 7, 1933.  Izie grew up with 6 siblings, Richard (Lou Ella) Fichter of Dickinson, ND, Josie Heinert of Bismarck, ND, Alex Fichter of Kal...
July 11, 2019

Cornelius Luke O'Rourke
Cornelius Luke O'Rourke, 93, of Belle Fourche, formerly of Bison, passed away peacefully Monday July 8th at Belle Estate. Cornelius "C.L." "Corney" O'Rourke was born on the family farm in Meadow, SD on December 17, 1925 to William J and Rosa M (Staudenraus) O'Rourke.  Corne...
July 10, 2019

Ervin Palmer
Graveside services for both Ervin “Erv” and Ethelyn “Sallie” Palmer will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating. Ervin died February 22, 2019, and Sallie died February 22, 2017....
July 9, 2019

Clarice Johnson
Clarice was born to Clarence and Ethel (Bailey) Ostenberg in Adams County, ND, in 1928.  She graduated from Lemmon High School and married the love of her life, Fred Johnson, on December 25, 1946.  They made their home in Lemmon, SD.  After retiring from 1st Nation...
July 9, 2019

Richard Frybarger
Richard Frybarger, 78 years old of Rapid City, formerly of Lead SD, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Avantara Saint Cloud nursing home in Rapid City. Richard was born in Raymond, SD to William and Ina (Stevens) Frybarger on September 9, 1940. Richard moved to Lead, ...
July 8, 2019

Joseph Francis Picasso
Joe Picasso, 95 of Spearfish passed away July 5, 2019 at Garden Hills Assisted Living in the care of hospice. Joseph “Joe” Francis Picasso was born on September 4, 1923 to John and Lela Picasso in Sioux Falls, SD. He was raised on his family’s commercial vegeta...
July 8, 2019

David Paul Leber
David Paul Leber was born April 11, 1963 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD to Germain (Gerry) and Linda (Shattuck) Leber. David was baptized into the Catholic Church in his first home town of Bloomfield, NE. Before moving to the farm and ranch outside of Dallas, SD in Tripp...
July 8, 2019

Deanna Kensrud
Deanna (Kolb) Kensrud, 78, formerly of Fargo ND, passed away on June 14th, 2019 in Springfield, VA. She was the youngest of nine children born to Rudolf and Amelia (Hintz) Kolb on June 26th, 1940 in Bison SD. Deanna attended high school at Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobrid...
July 8, 2019

Willa Joan Peterson
Willa Joan Peterson, one month old daughter of Paul and Mika (Tibbs) Peterson, of Dupree, SD, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte, SD. Funeral services for Willa will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the United Methodist ...
July 8, 2019

Rudy Delano Wintermute
RUDY DELANO WINTERMUTE, 81, of Ekalaka, MT, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 with Step daughter, Melanie by his side. Rudy was born April 3, 1938 at the homestead near Alzada, MT to Virgil and Ella Wintermute. Rudy was raised and attended grade school there. Rudy attended high ...
July 8, 2019

Karen Kaye (Kessler) Hall
Karen Kaye (Kessler) Hall was born August 13, 1948, in Kansas City, MO, to Homer J. Kessler and Laura (Rogers) Kessler of Lexington.  Karen spent her childhood in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School.  She attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryv...
July 7, 2019

RoseMarie Larkins
On Friday, June 28, 2019, RoseMarie Larkins, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at the age of 72, in Sturgis, SD.      RoseMarie Roulston was born August 19, 1946, to Ralph Melvin and Donna Roulston in Onamia, MN, as the eld...
July 2, 2019

Nyla Ghering
Nyla Ghering, age 81, of Chehalis, Washington, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Providence Centralia in Washington. Nyla’s rosary will be said at 7:30 pm on July 10th, and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on July 11th, both...
July 2, 2019

Madaline Custis
Madaline Custis, 85, Spearfish, passed away on June 26, 2019. Madaline was born on Feb. 13, 1934, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Moreau and Mary (Rumburg) Hudson. Madaline married Daniel Parke Custis, Jr, on July 4, 1959. They started a family in 1960 and had four children by the year 19...
June 28, 2019

Edna Christine Cowan
Edna Christine Cowan (nee Jensen), formerly of Lead and Spearfish, passed away June 13, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. She was 101. Edna was born on a ranch near Whitewood to Pete and Katrina Jensen February 5, 1918. She attended a one-room school through 8th grade. After graduation from...
June 28, 2019

Larry Gust Larson
Larry Gust Larson, age 76, of Marion, Iowa, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Larry Gust Larson died peacefully at the Mayo Clinic on May 14, 2019 in Rochester, MN due to complications with Mesothelioma. He was 76. Larry was born on Septe...
June 28, 2019

Joshua Patrick Donnell
Our beloved son Joshua Patrick Donnell, age 13, of Carlile, Wyoming took his own life on June 23rd at his home in Carlile. Josh suffered for years with depression; may he rest in peace now without sadness in the arms of our Lord. Josh was born November 26, 2005 in Fairfax County...
June 26, 2019

Patricia Ann Smith Boone
Patricia Boone, 89, passed away on June 10, 2019, in Spearfish, SD. Patricia Ann Smith Boone was born in Deadwood, SD, on March 30, 1930 to parents, Earl Smith and Ann Josephine Milek Smith. She was raised in Belle Fourche with her brother, Bill and her sisters, Ruth, Marty, and...
June 26, 2019

James Dean Green
“Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.” James Dean Green, 88, of Belle Fourche, died peacefully Sunday May 26, 2019 at Sturgis Veterans Administration Hospital, sur...
June 26, 2019

Elton Lee Prouty
Elton was born November 9, 1947, in Watertown, SD, to Brace and Elsie (Yonker) Prouty.   Raised on the family farm in Hamlin County, SD, he was drafted into the Army during Vietnam. Once out of the Army, he and his brother, Glenn, started Prouty Construction, and he start...
June 26, 2019

Gerald Loyd Griffith
Gerald Loyd “Jerry” Griffith was born June 18, 1943, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS, to Loyd and Violet Griffith.  He attended first through eighth grades at Longfellow school then attended and graduated from Westport High School in Kansa...
June 26, 2019

Brian Marc Boesen
Brian Marc Boesen, 59, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. He was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to Marcus and Virginia (Morse) Boesen on July 30, 1959. The family moved to Spearfish, SD where Brian grew up and attended school, receiving his Associate Degree from Black Hills Stat...
June 25, 2019

Delbert Lloyd Harbaugh, Jr.
Delbert “Sonny” Lloyd Harbaugh, Jr., was born May 23, 1932, in Rapid City, SD, in a house that later washed away in the flood of 1972.  He lived on Haines Avenue until age 11 when his father landed a job at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot in Igloo, SD.  He gr...
June 24, 2019

Marion Opal Kelly
Marion Opal Kelly, 72, of Hermosa SD, was granted her angel wings June 21, 2019 at Hans P Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD. Marion was born May 22, 1947 in Billings, MT to Charles and Marion Opal (Pittman) Hazen and spent most of her childhood growing up around Greybull,...
June 24, 2019

Irene L. Gardner
Irene L. Gardner, age 90, of Broadus formerly of Hammond and Belle Fourche passed away on June 21, 2019 At the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City. Irene Lenore Lakson Gardner was born on March 8th, 1929 in Lead, SD, the first daughter of Albert and Martha (Palo) Lakson.  Th...
June 24, 2019

Hilda Elizabeth Baier
Hilda Elizabeth “Sandy” (Sandvand) Baier was born July 24, 1934, in Seattle, WA, where she met and married Edward Dean Baier on August 20, 1959.  They moved to Rapid City, SD, and later to Sturgis. Throughout her life, Sandy was very active with her husband.&nbs...
June 20, 2019

David Gleason Rathbun
David Gleason Rathbun, 84, of Nisland, SD passed away on Sunday, June 16 at his home on the farm. David was born on August 18, 1934 in Freemont, Nebraska to Marion Joy and Jack Rathbun. The family later moved to his grandfather’s farm in Nisland.  David attended schoo...
June 20, 2019

Kieth Prang & Nonabelle Pearl Prang
Kieth Prang, age 89, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Kadoka Care Center. Nonabelle Pearl “Nona” Prang, age 86, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at her home in Kadoka. Survivors include three sons Roger (...
June 18, 2019

Dennis Thomas Geisinger
Dennis was born on October 3, 1959, in Belle Fourche, SD to Thomas and Genevieve (Silvernagel) Geisinger. Dennis Thomas Geisinger, 59, of Sturgis, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Geisinger; four sons, J...
June 18, 2019

Neil William Smeenk
Neil William Smeenk was born in Rapid City on May 15, 1951, the fifth of six children, to Doris (Maass) and William Smeenk.  Neil was raised on the family farm on Horse Creek, west of Newell.  He would gleefully dive into the middle of a fight with his three brothers--t...
June 18, 2019

Wayne Burnett
Wayne Burnett, age 69, of Lovell, WY, formerly of the Faith, SD area passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Lovell, WY. Service of Remembrance for Wayne will be Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. MT at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith, SD.  Rev. Mark Ric...
June 17, 2019

Doug Hurm
Doug Hurm, 66 of Fruitdale, and formerly of St. Onge, SD passed away on June 10, 2019. Doug was born to Don and Sylvia Hurm in Mitchell, SD on September 13, 1952. His childhood years were spent hunting and fishing the Black Hills with brother, Dennis. He and Dennis helped the fo...
June 17, 2019

Lawrence Berger Meland
Lawrence Berger Meland, 101 of Spearfish, passed away on February 9, 2019 in Sturgis, SD. He was also known as Scotty, a name he was given when he acquired a Scottish hat left in a sheep herder’s wagon when working at the age of ten herding sheep at Eagle Butte, SD. Lawren...
June 17, 2019

Jerome Terrell Kindell
Jerome was born, February 7, 1994, at Sumter Shaw AFB, SC, to Jerome and Carla Valmont. Jerome graduated from Woodside High School in Virginia. He spent time playing football, basketball, working out, reading, and playing PlayStation. Jerome liked to cook, adding his own spin to ...
June 17, 2019

John P. Neumann
John P. Neumann, age 45, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his home southwest of Philip. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. John Paul Neumann was born May 9, 1974, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the o...
June 17, 2019

Richard Leland Francis
A much-loved Sandhills cowboy, Richard Leland Francis, passed away on February 19, 2019 at Weston County Health Services, after a lengthy illness. Born in 1935 in south/central Nebraska. Richard grew up, attended school, and cowboy-ed near Broken Bow. His belt buckle reads &ldquo...
June 14, 2019

Myrna Welsh-Farrar
Myrna Welsh/Farrar, 93, danced into Heaven on January 1, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at home in Sturgis, SD, surrounded by her daughter and friends.  Myrna was born November 2, 1925, in Gordon, NE, to John and Gladys (Cobler) Pouge. She is preceded in death by her parent...
June 14, 2019

Ricki Robinson
Ricki “Rick” Robinson was born in Riverton, Wyoming, on February 20, 1960. He passed away on June 3, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital from pneumonia and other complications related to a heart attack he suffered several years ago. In his usual fashion—eager ...
June 13, 2019

Ida Lavonne Holst
Ida Lavonne (Thorpe) Holst died peacefully at home from complications due to pneumonia on 04/06/19 in Casa Grande, AZ at the age of 85. Ida is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alvin of Casa Grande (CG), AZ; children, Tandy Partain of CG, AZ & Wendy Holst of Mesa, AZ; gra...
June 13, 2019

Toby Tom Ted Tyler Marvin
Toby was born August 19, 1982, in Gillette, WY, to his loving parents, John and Carol Marvin.      He spent his younger years growing up on the Durham Buffalo Ranch in Wyoming along with his older sister, Dawn (Brian) Morgan, older brothers, John Marvin, Jr. ...
June 11, 2019

Mary Lou Davis
Mary Lou Davis was born July 7, 1923, to Thomas Francis and Zella Odette (Hamlin) Brooks in Aberdeen, SD.  She had one older brother, Bob.  She was raised on a farm located six miles west of Aberdeen.      She graduated from Aberdeen Central High Sc...
June 11, 2019

Houghton Burch
Houghton “H.B.” Burch, 99, of Belle Fourche passed away June 8, 2019 at the Ft. Meade VA Hospice in Sturgis, SD. H.B. was born September 3, 1919 in Ridgeway, MT to Robert and Aleta (McDaniel) Burch. He completed 8th grade at a country school in Ridgeway. He served in...
June 11, 2019

Marilyn Liming
Marilyn “Shorty” Liming passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was born December 19, 1927 on the family farm in Sherman, SD to Magnus Elias and Effie (Bakke) Monger. She loved being raised on the farm and had so many wonderful memories. This was where ...
June 11, 2019

Glen Hutt
On June 6, 2019 Glen Hutt, a life-long resident of Weston County, said goodbye to this earth. His almost 5-year old great, great granddaughter, says he flew away to heaven just like a butterfly. He was 89 years young. He loved spending time with family. Glen Hutt was born a long...
June 11, 2019

Joyce Woods Raubach
Joyce Woods Raubach, 71, of Lead, SD passed away in her sleep on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home in Lead, SD. Joyce was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to George and Barbara (Myran)Woods on March 10, 1948. Eleventh of fourteen children, Joyce was cherished and nurtured by...
June 11, 2019

Jack B. Loree
Jack B. Loree, 84, of Spearfish, SD passed away on March 29, 2019 in his home. Jack Burton Loree was born September 7, 1934 in Battle Creek, MI to Florin and Helen Loree. He attended school there and later moved to Alzada, MT to help out his mother, Helen, and stepfather, Willar...
June 11, 2019

James W. Haney
James W. “Jim” Haney, age 83, of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday,...
June 11, 2019

Jaxon Klempel
Jaxon Klempel, 17, of Reva, SD, passed away on June 5, 2019 from injuries sustained in a vehicle roll over. Mass of Christian Burial for Jaxon will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harding County High School Gymnasium. Fr. Ed Vanory will celebrate the Mass ...
June 8, 2019

Elsie Louise Kephart
Elsie Louise Kephart was born January 29, 1926, in Maysdorf, (Campbell County) WY, to Guy S. and Elaine (Nordgren) Kephart.  The family moved to South Dakota in the late 1930’s due to Elsie’s health.  She joined the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and g...
June 7, 2019

Ryan Ribordy
Ryan Ribordy, 20, of Belle Fourche, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Rapid City. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche.  Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northe...
June 6, 2019

Susan Catherine Engel
Susan Catherine Engel was born June 10, 1920 in Jamestown, ND to James and Catherine (Balster) Tobin. She was one of 12 siblings. After the loss of her mother during childbirth in 1930, Susan was raised by her grandmother, Mary Tobin, in Sully County. She married Lloyd Archer an...
June 6, 2019

George Thomas Hart, Sr
George Thomas Hart, Sr., age 93, of Thornton, Colorado, formerly of Philip, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his home in Thornton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. Interment with military honors ...
June 5, 2019

Elwood Clifford Dietrich
Elwood was born on October 10, 1938, at Mobridge, SD, and was baptized on the 6th of November at the local Lutheran county church.  Elwood spent his youth on a farm and ranch located about 18 miles east of McLaughlin, SD.  He attended grade school at the Butte Country s...
June 5, 2019

Martin Elliot Pittman
Martin was born July 12, 1952, in Rapid City to Jean and Jeanie (Oliver) Pittman.  He attended school in Spearfish and college at Black Hills State University. He spent most of his life serving the public in a multitude of ways, including elderly care at both Dorsett and Ed...
June 4, 2019

Freda Jean Weaver
Freda Weaver passed away May 30, 2019, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington, Wyoming. She was born May 5, 1925, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Lucius and Gladys Mabbott, and was raised in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, South Dakota. Freda married B.F. (Tead) Weaver in 1943, ...
June 4, 2019

Justin Merle Johnson
Justin Merle Johnson was born January 17, 1974, to Larry and Vana Johnson. He was the youngest of three sons. The family moved to Hulett, WY in 1978 where Justin attended school from kindergarten through 10th grade. He went on to graduate from the Casper Youth Center in 1992. Ju...
May 31, 2019

Douglas Enders
Douglas "Doug" Enders, age 70, of Douglas, Wyoming, formerly of Interior, South Dakota, died on Friday, November 30, 2018 in Douglas, Wyoming. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the United Methodist Church in Wall with Dave Olson officiating. Doug En...
May 30, 2019

Harold Richard Lauer
Harold Richard “Dick” Lauer, 76, of Spearfish passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Harold Richard Lauer was born during World War II on October 1, 1942 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, a son of Harold Layton and Dorot...
May 30, 2019

Betty L. Rogers
Betty L. Rogers, 89, of Lead, SD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Philip Health Services Hospital in Philip, SD. Betty was born in Edmore, ND, a daughter of Henry and Inga (Strand) Askelson. She grew up in Edmore where she attended school, graduating fro...
May 30, 2019

Doris Vore
A vibrant bloom is gone with the death of Doris Vore, age 97 of Sundance. Doris was born to Harry and Charlotte Reynolds in a wayside cabin on Sunny Divide during their move from Rocky Point to the ranch SE of Sundance. She attended the rural Ransom School then on to high school...
May 30, 2019

Loretta Jo Heck
Loretta Jo (Cooley) Heck, 70 of Spearfish, SD, passed with grace on May 21, 2019. Jo was born September 22, 1948 in Spearfish to Clyde “Bunck” and Carmen Cooley. Jo grew up in Spearfish where she discovered her love for music, exceling at the piano. Jo graduated Spea...
May 30, 2019

Viola Yohe
Funeral services for Viola Yohe, age 91, of New Hope, MN, formerly of Bison, SD, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison, SD.  Pastor Tera Kossow will officiate with burial to follow in the Bison Cemetery. Viola passed...
May 29, 2019

David Paul Mohl
David was born on October 17, 1958 in New Bedford, MA to Paul Jacob and Sharon (Morse) Mohl.  He served in the United States Army. David Paul Mohl, 60, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his home in Sturgis. He is survived by his loving parents, Paul and Sharon Mohl...
May 29, 2019

Jim Lee Miller
Jim Lee Miller, 79 of Littleton, CO passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019 of complications from the leukemia he had been battling for the last few years. Jim was originally from Vale, SD where he farmed and ranched for many years with his father, Alex Miller. He was a faithful C...
May 28, 2019

Linda Barber Kooiker
Linda L. Anderson was born December 18, 1950, in Rapid City, South Dakota, the second of four children born to Frank and Bernice (Sebade) Anderson. Linda grew up in the Cedar Butte area and attended Cedar Butte Country School through the sixth grade before attending Wall School. ...
May 28, 2019

Thomas Patrick Smith
Thomas Smith was born September 24, 1939, to Ray and Ruth (Watters) Smith in Deadwood, SD. Thomas graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, in which he did most of his life. Thomas Patrick Smith, 79, of Sturgis, died ...
May 28, 2019

Annabel Aga
Annabel (May) Aga of Sturgis, South Dakota passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice House, after a brief battle with cancer.  Annabel May was born June 13, 1937 to George and Laura (Keffler) May.  She grew up on the May Ranch on Alka...
May 28, 2019

Carol Rost
Carol Rost, of Deadwood, God's precious daughter, was welcomed home by her Savior Jesus on May 26 at the age of 75. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family.   Carol was born on August 11, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia to Wayne and Agnes Tastad.  After Wayne's m...
May 28, 2019

Jerry Arlan Windedahl
Jerry Arlan Windedahl was born on August 20, 1948 in Carthage, SD to Floyd and Inez Pearl (Stroud) Windedahl.  He passed away at his home in Rapid City on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the age of 70.      Jerry, or "Jerr-Bear," the handsome man, monkey man (be...
May 24, 2019

Elizabeth Thurston
Elizabeth Thurston was born in Johnson City, TN May 28, 1941, the oldest of two daughters. She passed peacefully in her home on Friday, April 12, 2019. She married the love of her life, Donald Thurston in Cleveland, OH in 1963. They lived for a few years in Columbus, OH before ma...
May 23, 2019

Beverly Jean Hale
Beverly Jean Hale, 84, Rapid City, died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Meadowbrook Manor in Rapid City.      Beverly was born November 2, 1934, in Rapid City to Leslie “Bud” and Myrtle (Robertson) McDaniels.  She grew up throughout the Black Hills ...
May 23, 2019

James Ray Duerksen
James Ray Duerksen, 74, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. James was born in Yankton, SD on August 17, 1944 to Albert and Lydia (Koehn) Duerksen. After high school James joined the US Navy and proudly served during the Vietnam War era. James enjoyed fishing and spending time wi...
May 21, 2019

Connie Lou Komes
Connie Lou Komes was born August 2, 1947, to Walter L. and Helen (Dutton) Wenzel of rural Bixby, SD.  Her first years were on ranches in Perkins County, and in 1954, her family purchased and moved to a ranch in Enning, SD.  She attended Enning and Sunnyslope Schools thr...
May 21, 2019

Charles Benjamin Muhm
Charles "Chuck" Benjamin Muhm was born to Gordon E. and Martha (Kneebone) Muhm on October 4, 1932.  He was the third eldest of seven children.      He married his sweetheart and neighbor on June 1, 1957.  To this union, their daughter DeLora was bor...
May 20, 2019

Yvonne M. Weyrich
Yvonne was born to John (JJ) and Margaret (Rishor) Williams September 1, 1931, in Miller, SD.  Her family moved to Nisland, SD, where she grew up after the great depression.  Yvonne had 3 brothers and 2 sisters, so she was in a family of love and challenges.  &nbs...
May 20, 2019

Kenneth Dale John Harman
Kenny was born in Newell, SD, on August 5, 1936, to Andrew Dale and Philomena Agnes (Aschenbrenner) Harman.  He graduated from Newell High School.      In 1958, Kenny married June Graesser.  Together, they had one son, Randall Dale Harman.  On ...
May 20, 2019

Donald Eymer
Donald “Donnie” Eymer, age 81, of Milesville, died on Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m...
May 20, 2019

Agnes R. Erickson
Agnes R. Erickson was born May 17, 1931, in Sturgis, SD, to Adelbert and Emma (McDonald) Lettau.  She grew up on a ranch on Alkali Divide, received her eighth-grade education in the Laurel School, and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1948.  After attending Black Hi...
May 20, 2019

Clara Mae White
Clara (Chris) Mae White passed away on May 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Chris was born on March 4, 1929 to John and Margaret Cretsinger on a farm near Baker, Montana. After graduating from Baker High School in 1946, she received her RN degree from St. Patrick’...
May 20, 2019

Ronald Dean Perschbacher
Ronald Dean Perschbacher was born August 1, 1959, in Iowa City, IA.  He was the first born of three boys and attended school in Albert Lee, MN, until 1977.  Hen then enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman, continued his education, and received his G.E.D.  Ron ...
May 19, 2019

Gregory Lynn Iversen
Gregory Lynn Iversen was born June 25, 1950, in Pierre to Harold “Harley” and Alice (Hagny) Iversen. Greg spent the early years of his life in Gettysburg, SD. Then, in 1960, Harley and Alice moved the family to a ranch outside of Sturgis where Greg spent the rest of h...
May 17, 2019

Marjorie Swift
Marjorie Swift, age 95, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, May 15, at the Kadoka Nursing Home. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the United Chu...
May 16, 2019


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