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Georgia Ann McFarland
Georgia Ann (Herrick) McFarland, 85, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD.      Georgia was born May 3, 1934, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, to George and Margaret (Martin) Herrick.  Her early years were spent ...
October 21, 2019

Lydia Shepard
Lydia Shepard, age 86, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Philip Nursing Home. A memorial visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Octob...
October 17, 2019

Margie Esmay
Margie Esmay, age 91, of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Avera St. Mary's in Pierre. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 19, at the United Me...
October 17, 2019

Edna Martin
Edna passed away on October 13, 2019 at Garden Hills in Spearfish, SD.  Thank you to her caregivers at Edgewood Vista, Tender Care, and Garden Hills assisted living facilities.  A special thank you to Gwen Martin who looked in on Mom daily; we should all have ...
October 14, 2019

Donald M. Kelly
Donald M. Kelly, age 81, of Quinn, South Dakota died on Friday, October 11, 2019 at his home in Quinn. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 14 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall. Mass of Christian Burial will b...
October 14, 2019

Jean Kary
Jean Kary, age 88, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Norris, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Rolling Hills Health & Rehab in Wichita, Kansas. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST on ...
October 14, 2019

Wayne Bryant
Wayne Bryant, 87 of Spearfish, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center in Fort Meade, SD. Wayne Joseph Bryant was born January 7, 1932 in Central City, SD to Robert Sr. and Marion Bryant.  As a child, he lived with his family in Central City ...
October 11, 2019

Lenette Hockett
Lenette Hockett, 71 of Spearfish, SD passed away on October 9, 2019 at her home. Lenette Mae Hockett, was born to Leonard James Hockett Sr. and Mary Irene (Davis) in Sandstone, Minnesota on October 13, 1947. Contrary to popular legend she was not born on Friday the 13th.  T...
October 11, 2019

Gary Lynn Thomas
Gary was born March 30, 1958, in Aitkin, MN, to Lionel and Alice (Maron) Thomas.      Gary proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a KC-135 in-flight refueling specialist.      Gary married Betsy (Platt) Thomas on Dec...
October 11, 2019

Ralph Anthony Jakovec
Ralph was born June 24, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to Joseph and Martha (Celmer) Jakovec.  Ralph was the second of three children, with an older brother, William “Bill,” and a younger sister, Paula.  He attended Morton East High School in Cicero, IL.   &nbs...
October 10, 2019

Glen Sterling
Glen Sterling, 77 of Hulett, Wyoming, was born on March 3, 1942 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Joe and Dorothy (Austin) Sterling and he went home to be with his Lord, October 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Glen crammed many careers into his short life. He began bull ...
October 9, 2019

Robin Stensgard
Robin Stensgard, 57 of Lead, passed away on October 2, 2019. Robin Lynn Stensgard was born on April 26,1962 to Noral and Janae Foster. She grew up in Idaho and Wyoming where she graduated high school In Shirley Basin and married Jeff Stensgard, they later divorced.   Robin...
October 9, 2019

Brigham Bennett
Brigham Bennett, age 38, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Ava's Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services wi...
October 8, 2019

Herman McElwain
Herman “Lee” McElwain was born June 1, 1935, to Norbert and Doris (Younke) McElwain in Compton, CA.  His father died when he was 2 years old.  His mother later married John Shurvinton. Lee lived in California until he was 13 years old.  They moved to W...
October 7, 2019

Eleanor Zuccaro
Eleanor Zuccaro, age 75, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Friday, October 4, 2019 at her home east of Midland. Eleanor requested to be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A mass at St. Williams Church in Midland will be held in her honor on Saturday...
October 7, 2019

Robert Dale
Bob was born June 30, 1931, to Henry and Polly Dale.  Bob was the second of six children.  They moved to Piedmont when he was in the fifth grade.   Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors in the Black Hills.  He was a great story teller ...
October 6, 2019

Jan Charles Houghton
On September 19, 2019, Jan Charles (JC) Houghton gained his place in heaven. JC enjoyed a full, happy life, despite the past several years of fighting Parkinson’s disease. Born in Smith Center, KS, on August 12, 1936, to Sidney and Lona Houghton, Jan was the oldest of four ...
October 3, 2019

Sally Elizabeth Mehia
Sally Elizabeth Mehia 77 of Lead, passed with peace and grace at home on September 21, 2019. Sally was a patient, loving mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her comfort food, kind heart and sense of humor. Sally is pre...
October 3, 2019

Jerry Ryther
Jerry Ryther, 56 of Deadwood, passed away on September 27, 2019, in Watford City, ND. Jerry was born on June 10, 1963, to Donald and Evelyn (Haka) Ryther in Sturgis, SD. Jerry went to various elementary and middle schools in South Dakota. He graduated from high school in Mountai...
October 3, 2019

Loxy Ann Burckhard
Loxy Ann Burckhard, 75 of Scottsbluff, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at University Hospital in Denver, CO with her brother Joe by her side. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, NE wi...
October 3, 2019

Michael P. Besso
Michael P. Besso, 66 of Deadwood, SD passed away on September 28, 2019 at his home. Mike was born on November 18, 1952 to Antone “Tony” and Yvonne (Pine) Besso in Deadwood. He graduated from Deadwood High School in 1971 and Black Hills State College in 1977. He was a...
October 3, 2019

Jerry Lee Simon
Jerry Lee Simon, 70, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, due to complications after heart surgery. Jerry was born January 2, 1949, to Dale and Jean (Ayers) Simon at Rapid City, South Dakota.  He grew up on the family ranc...
October 2, 2019


Helen Bartlett, a longtime resident of Sturgis SD, passed away at her home Saturday September 28, 2019. Helen was born in Montana August 1, 1939, to Hiram “Junior” and Jean Mahoney.  She attended school and grew up in the Broadus area until meeting her husband, ...
October 2, 2019

Craig Shaver
Craig Shaver was born in Mankato, MN, on June 16, 1945, to Victor and Emma (Carlson) Shaver.  He was nicknamed “Butch” as a boy, and his family called him Butch all his life.  Until Craig was 12, his family farmed in Good Thunder and St. Clair.  The fam...
October 2, 2019

M. C. Hanzlik
M. C. “Tater” Hanzlik was born August 16, 1954, to Ray and Frances (Moelter) Hanzlik.  He grew up on the family ranch along Sulphur Creek south of Mud Butte, SD.  There he joined his four brothers in many adventures, some probably dangerous, and likely insti...
October 1, 2019

Ronald Peter Steichen
Ronald Peter Steichen, 91, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019.  Born December 28, 1927, in White Lake, SD, Ronald was the second of Carl and Marjorie [Shank] Steichen’s six children.      After service in the army, Ronald married Marjorie...
October 1, 2019

Leonard M. Schumacher
Leonard M. Schumacher passed away on September 28, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Assisted Living in Spearfish, SD. Leonard was born November 19, 1923, in Ethan, SD, to Matthew and Elizabeth Schumacher.  He grew up on the family farm and did commercial farming with his dad and o...
October 1, 2019

Emrel Schmidt
Emrel Schmidt was born July 21, 1929, to George and Vina (Harvey) Schmidt on a farm near Dunn Center, ND.  After graduating from 8th grade, he went to work for a local rancher, and later worked mining coal.  Emrel was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict.&nb...
October 1, 2019

Bailey Albert Cleland
Bailey Albert Cleland passed away on September 25, 2019.  He was born October 5, 1990, the second son of Lori and Kelly Cleland.      Bailey attended Sturgis Brown High School, where he participated in wrestling and baseball.  He graduated in 2009, ...
September 30, 2019

Madge V. Harrison
Madge V. Harrison was born to Claude and Grace Smith in Haakon County, 25 miles north of Philip, SD, on February 14, 1920.  She passed away on September 20, 2019, at the age of 99, and will be greatly missed, but Heaven gained a very “Special Angel.”   ...
September 28, 2019

Dr. Angel Dawn Hoggarth-Overvold
Dr. Angel Dawn Hoggarth-Overvold passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 23, 2019.  A caring and compassionate individual, Angel devoted her life personally to all the lives she touched and this spilled into her professional life. Angel was born on September 24, 1973, t...
September 26, 2019

Russell Arthur Prince, Jr.
Russell Arthur Prince, Jr., was born August 4, 1944, to Russell and Gladys (Pagels) Prince, Sr., in Sioux City, IA.  He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1962.  He then attended South Dakota State University and graduated from Augustana Colleg...
September 25, 2019

Austin Douglas Flom
Austin Douglas Flom, age 33, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his home south of Midland. A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on ...
September 25, 2019

Jerry Lynn Fossen
Jerry was born the oldest of six kids on June 29, 1955, to Gerald and Rosella (Lillehaug) Fossen in Deadwood, SD.  He graduated from Lemmon High School in 1973.  At a young age, he became a father figure to his siblings Robert, John, Jacque, Susan and Kerry.  In 19...
September 24, 2019

Douglas W. Deans
Douglas W. Deans, age 68 of Billings, MT passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at a Billings, Montana hospital. Visitation will start at noon followed by a Service of Remembrance on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Chapel of Evanson Jensen Fun...
September 24, 2019

Ramona Mary Hansen
Ramona was born November 19, 1921, on a farm outside of Springfield, MN, to Louis and Caroline Blocker.  She was born the 3rd of eight children.  She graduated from Springfield High School and worked for a local store.  She met her future husband, Glenn Hansen, and...
September 24, 2019

Katherine Elaine Arehart
Katherine Elaine Arehart, 69, died Friday, September 20, 2019 at her home in Spearfish, SD. “Kate” was born November 23, 1949, in Aberdeen, SD.  Childhood was spent in Whitewood, SD and graduated with honors from Sturgis Brown High School in 1968.  On to Hu...
September 24, 2019

Cathryn Virginia Madison
Cathryn Virginia Madison passed away on September 20, 2019.  She was born in Miami, Florida on July 30, 1949 to Alllen F. Solt Sr. and Elizabeth Solt. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, O.C. Butler and Allen F. Solt Jr.; and nephew. John C. Salt Jr. Cathy ...
September 24, 2019

Eleanor Kroetch
Eleanor Kroetch, age 87, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Philip Nursing Home. A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. Mass of Christian Burial ...
September 24, 2019

June B. Spencer
June B. (McHatton) Spencer was born June 2, 1934, to Earl and Catherine M. (Carigg) McHatton in Hamilton, MT.  She was the 5th of 8 children.  September 10, 1949, June married Clifton Kearney and became a stepmom to Edward Kearney who was 2 years old.  Clifton and ...
September 24, 2019

Carol Lynn McKenzie
Carol was born on May 18, 1952, in Chicopee Falls, MA, to Darel and Arlys (Koester) Smith.  She attended school and graduated from Northville High School in 1970.      She married Dale Nash in 1972.  Together, they had three children, Lynette, Bryan...
September 20, 2019

Lloyd Frank Fletcher
Lloyd Frank Fletcher was born January 7, 1929, in Aberdeen, SD. He lived with his family in the Aberdeen area until he was 5 years old. He attended many rural schools in South Dakota including Nisland, Newell, and Deadwood. He graduated from High School in Omaha, NE.Lloyd enlist...
September 20, 2019

Clara Beth Peterson
Clara Beth (Simons) Peterson was born March 19, 1932, on her grandmother, Clara’s, birthday to Sam E. and Ada B. (Burditt) Simons in Sturgis, SD. She was raised on the family ranch between Marcus and Plainview. Clara Beth attended the one-room Barada rural school for grades...
September 20, 2019

Bernice Viola Ziegler
Bernice Viola Ziegler was born February 22, 1922 (2-22-22).  Her parents were Carl and Anna (Kaubish) Ziegler.  She attended Spring Creek Country School near her home by Bear Butte Lake then went to Sturgis High School and graduated with the class of 1940.  After h...
September 19, 2019

Charles Keith Barritt
Charles Keith Barritt was born February 4, 1928, at the family ranch west of Upton to parents Maurice and Bernice (Horn) Barritt.  He grew up in Upton and graduated from Upton High School in 1946.      He married Barbara Alice Giffin on September 22, 194...
September 16, 2019

Larry Fite
Larry Fite, age 68, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. Memorial Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka, with a prayer service at 7:00...
September 12, 2019

Helen Sorensen
Helen Sorensen, age 96, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A visitation will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. A celebration of life service...
September 12, 2019

Irwin Louis Tescher
Irwin Louis Tescher was born August 1, 1930, to Rol and Grace (McClain) Tescher, and was the youngest of nine children.      Irwin married Betty Jean Kopren on Valentine’s day 1954.  He served in the United States Marine Corps.  Irwin retired ...
September 9, 2019

Lawrence “Larry” Gayle Lungren
Larry was born February 17, 1944, near Newell, SD, to Victor and Mildred (Timm) Lungren. Larry lived on a farm west of Vale, SD, until they moved to Deadwood, SD, in 1951.  He graduated from Deadwood High School, entering the service immediately thereafter.  He served...
September 9, 2019

Betty Joyce Bedingfield
Piedmont resident, Betty Joyce (Hillis) Bedingfield, 86, died at home Friday, September 6, 2019, after an extended illness.       She was born to Savada (Hyatt) Hillis and Arcie Wilson Hillis December 18, 1932, in Hazel Green, Montgomery County, AL, to a...
September 9, 2019

William Huether
William “Sonny” Huether, age 83, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at his home south of Wall.Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with a rosary service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Ch...
September 9, 2019

Juanita Anne Philipsen
Juanita Anne Philipsen, 68, of Whitewood, SD, passed away September 7, 2019, at home, with her husband, Roy, and son, Corey, at her side, after battling cancer.      Juanita was born in Chicago, IL, on October 2, 1950.      Juanita’...
September 9, 2019

Bruce Kroetch
Bruce Kroetch, age 66, of Philip, died on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Philip Nursing Home.Survivors include his wife Linda of Philip; one son Ross Kroetch and his wife Heidi of Fargo, North Dakota; two daughters Julie Daly and her husband Steve of Midland, and Lisa Kunz and...
September 7, 2019

Carla Wynn Erfman
Carla was born in Hollywood, California on January 25, 1936. From Hollywood to Deadwood, where she roamed the hillsides on her horse followed by her faithful dog, gathering berries to sell to afford the horses that she loved. Mount Mariah didn’t only house the resting place...
September 7, 2019

Jerry Lee Mitchell
Jerry Lee Mitchell, 79, of Belle Fourche passed away peacefully August 9, 2019 at the Rolling Hills Healthcare in Belle Fourche. Jerry was born March 20, 1940 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Francis E. and Mary E. (Durr) Mitchell. He attended Belle Fourche schools and graduate...
September 5, 2019

Henry L. Nore
Henry L. Nore, 83, of Belle Fourche died September 2, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was born July 29, 1936 in Albion, Nebraska to Albert and Oline (Aase) Nore, the youngest of 9 children. He graduated from high school in 1954 from Wahoo Academy and attended colleg...
September 5, 2019

Donald D. Hafner
Donald “Don” D. Hafner, 101, passed away with family at his side on August 30, 2019 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO.      A lifelong resident of Newell, he spent his last few years with his daughter, Connie in Colorado. Don was a l...
September 5, 2019

Dr. Gregory LaMonte Smith
Dr. Gregory LaMonte Smith, 55, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at home in Rapid City. He was born in New Albany, Indiana on December 14, 1963 to Jerome and Jeanette Smith. Greg considered Milwaukee, WI his hometown. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisc...
September 4, 2019

Daniel Hellekson
Daniel "Dan" Hellekson age 69 of Faith, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Cheyenne River Health Center in Eagle Butte, SD. Service of Remembrance will be Friday, September 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Community Center in Faith, SD.  Rev. Harold Delbr...
September 4, 2019

Faith A. Tebo
Faith A. Tebo, 74, of Sundance, WY, went home to our Lord on Sunday, the Lord's day, September 1, 2019, at home in Sundance.  She was born April 5, 1945, in Cleveland, OH, to Richard Streeter and Mae Rose Stieb. She grew up in Fond du Lac, WI and graduated from Fond du Lac ...
September 4, 2019

Barbara Ellen Hart
Barbara Ellen Hart, age 85, of Thornton, Colorado, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, with her step-children and grandkids by her side. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Arrangements ar...
September 4, 2019

James A. Eatherton
James A. Eatherton, 92, of Sturgis and formerly, Whitewood, died peacefully at home Sunday, September 1, 2019, after attending church.  His wife of 68 years, Marian J. Eatherton, preceded him in death in January.  He is survived by three daughters, Laurie Warfel (Yankto...
September 3, 2019

Mary E. Eide
Mary E. Eide of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 85. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, with a prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m. at Rush Funeral Home in Phi...
September 3, 2019


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