Obituaries
     
   
     

Donald Henry Gardner

June 5, 1935 - September 19, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Donald Henry Gardner, 79, Fairburn, SD, died September 19, 2014, at Hospice House in Rapid City, SD.
Donald Henry Gardner was born June 5, 1935, in Sturgis, South Dakota, to Bert and Daisy Gardner. Don lived in Fairburn, South Dakota, which he called home for over 20 years.
He was a logger, trader, collector, hunter, fisherman, gardener and a blue ribbon winemaker. Don and his brother Dell owned and operated a tree trimming service and also the Caputa store during the 1980’s. Don and his wife Karyl also owned and operated the Oglala Store for a couple years before they retired to Fairburn. Don was a man of numerous talents and trades and was loved by many.
His loving family whom he is survived by are, his wife, Rosie; his daughters, Shanna Parker and Donita Pena and her husband Ray; his sons, Johnny Gardner and his wife Kim, Tony Gardner, and step-son Justin King; also are his children Don, Richard, Randy, Rickita and Tanya; sister, Virginia Utter and her husband Dave; sister-in-law Sharon Gardner; nephews, Bob Gardner, David Utter, Darrell Utter; niece, Susie Utter; grandchildren, Brandy Jojola, Casey Olguin, Dustin Parker and his wife Stephanie, Bella Pena, Tanner Parker, Nikko Pena, Brittany Gardner, Shay Gardner, Kenneth Englert, Bryce King, RJ Pena, Cody Gardner and Amber King; and eight great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dell Gardner; Karyl King; and nephew, Michael Gardner.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Fairburn Cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Dean Patrick O'Dea

July 30, 1936 - September 15, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:30pm

 

Dean Patrick O'Dea, 78, Spearfish, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitewood with Pastor David Baer officiating. Burial will follow at Whitewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014, from noon to 5:00pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Dean and his twin brother, Dennis Paul, were born on July 30, 1936, in Philip, the son of John and Edna (Bennett) O'Dea. He was one of a set of identical twins to a family of fifteen children. He attended the Empire and Fairplay rural schools and his mother later home schooled the kids for a time. He then attended Philip High School. After high school he worked as a farmhand for a neighbor, where he met Sally Sundstrom in 1955. She was a schoolteacher that taught a number of Dean's siblings. They were married in 1956 and were blessed with five children. The couple moved to Lead where Dean worked in the Homestake Mine for three years, until they moved to Whitewood where he worked in any capacity that was needed including marshal, city maintenance man, fire chief, police chief, garbage man, and he took care of the cemetery. He faithfully worked for about ten years, until 1978, when the family moved to Vale and he began work at American Colloid. In 1982, he then went to work for Warf Mining Company until his retirement in 2000 when he went back to the family farm. He enjoyed his time on the farm until he was no longer able, then he moved to Spearfish and lived at Serenity Corner for the past three years where he was safe and well cared for.
Dean is survived by his sons, Randy (Betty) O'Dea, Gillette, WY, Marty (Dale) O'Dea, Whitewood, SD, Daniel (Lois) O'Dea, Vale, SD, Matthew (Koreen) O'Dea, Vale, SD; daughter, LaVera O'Dea-Ford, Vale, SD; brothers, Jack (Charlotte) O'Dea, Midland, Gene O'Dea, Hot Springs, Jim (Vonnie) O'Dea, Howes, Jerry O'Dea, Hot Springs, Leo O'Dea, Hot Springs, and Richard O'Dea, Hot Springs; sisters, Maurine Hagler, Meridian, ID, Phyllis (Marvin) Coleman, Quinn, Lillian (Eddie) DeKnikker, Gettysburg, Lorraine Smith, Emmett, ID, Mary Bauer, Rapid City, and Rosella (Tom) O'Bryan, Bagley, MN; five grandsons, four granddaughters, ten great-grandsons, and nine great-granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally; one grandson, Jesse; one great-grandson, Tate, twin brother, Dennis; and his sister, Bonna Hagler.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Daisy M. Hareter

January 6, 1935 - September 14, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10:00 am Saturday, September 20, 2014

 

Daisy M. Hareter, 79, Grand Junction, CO, Died Sunday September 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, CO.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday September 19, 2014 At Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Saturday September 20, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Sean Donnelly officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.

Daisy was born in Spearfish, South Dakota on January 6, 1935 to Agnes Muriel and Lee Thomas. She went to Spearfish grade schools and high school. Daisy worked for the Dorsett home in Spearfish for 3 years before injuring her back putting her into retirement on disability. She also worked at the Canyon Café, the Hills Drive in Spearfish and the Best Western in Sturgis for a couple years each.

Daisy moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1994 and then moved to Grand Junction, CO in 2010. She enjoyed having company and visiting with family and friends, reading (while she had her vision), cooking, baking and working outside with her flower gardens. She also loved listening to music especially Polka music. Daisy attended Pear Park Baptist Church and St. Mary’s Life Center.

Survivors include 2 sons, Bob Syers, Grand Junction, CO and James (Peggie) Cook Whitewood, South Dakota. Four daughters: Kathy Syers, Grand Junction, CO; Shirley Hahka and John Oliver Whitewood, South Dakota; Helen (Edward) Petitt, Grand Junction, CO; and Dixie (Dale) Walker, Grand Junction, CO. Grandchildren include: Currin, Velvet (Kyle), Cubby, Sherianne, Scott (Caroline), Jimmy Lee (Willa), Sarah (Francisco), Alson and Amorie.
Great grandchildren: Dartanian, Celeste, Perry, Kalvin, Corey, Amanda, Adam, MaKinzie, Jonathan, Landen, McKayla, Heidi, little Francisco, and Gabriel. Great-great grandchildren: Tatum and Kierra. Also her lifelong best friend, Virginia Meisel of Spearfish, South Dakota, her bothers Bill (Thelma), Richard (Georgia), Roger and Sisters Linda and Joanne, And numerous nephews and nieces.

Proceeded in death by her mother Agnes, her Father Lee, grandson Trampus Haize and sister Sylvia.


 

     
   
     

Greta Nelson

January 6, 1934 - September 15, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00am

 

Greta Giannonatti Nelson, 80, Sturgis, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Rapid City Hospice of the Hills.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 19, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis, with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating. Inurnment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Greta was born at Buffalo, SD on January 6, 1934, the daughter of James and Eva Maney Giannonatti. She was raised in Buffalo on a ranch in the Slim Buttes. She attended schools at Buffalo, Newell, and Black Hills State College, working after that at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as a stenographer for the registrar.
In 1954, she married Donald C. Nelson at Newell, where they lived and raised their family. She worked at the Belle Fourche Irrigation District, the Newell Field Station and Fort Meade, retiring in 1992. Greta's favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, and reading. She loved being able to follow her grandchildren's activities and spend time with them.
Survivors include her daughter, Dawn Hill, her husband, Brent, and children, Matt (Katie) Hill, Bridgett Hill, and Whitney (Charlie) Baker and their children, Eliza and Addlyn; son, Gary and his wife, Linda, and their son, Ben Nelson; and one brother, Robert Giannonattti.
Greta is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; one brother, Keith; and one sister, Sharon Dawn.
A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Hills and may be sent to 224 Elk Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.

 

     
   
     

Mary E. Goodrich

May 31, 1916 - September 11, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Mary Ella Denker Goodrich died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Akron Care Center, Akron, IA.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 8 a.m. until time of services. Interment follows at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Mary was born on May 31, 1916 at Haydraw, Meade County, SD to John and Ida Denker.

Mary attended rural school for 8 years, Sturgis High School, SDSU for BS, and graduate school at Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mary worked as Deputy Auditor of Meade County, SD; did secretarial work at Crane Co, Chicago, IL and for POATC in California during WW II; taught high school Home Ec, Science, English and Speech in South Dakota; and did job placement for Job Services of SD in Rapid City, SD.

Mary was married to John Goodrich on August 25, 1952.

Mary is survived by daughter Gail (Marten) Trotzig of Le Mars, IA; daughter Janet Goodrich (Jim Nelson) of Eden Prairie, MN; grandchildren Kristin (Matt) Overton, Dane (Chelsea) Trotzig, Ethan and Nathaniel Nelson: great grandchildren Liam and Olivia Overton;sisters, Lillian Denker of Spearfish and Fern O’Connor of Sturgis
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, son Jack, sisters Kathryn Harwood and Ruth Eppenbaugh, and brothers Robert, Henry, and George Denker.

 

     
   
     

Reese Fehryn Marchant

January 29, 2013 - September 9, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Reese Fehryn Marchant, born January 29, 2013, was received by God on September 9, 2014, at age 19 months. Our beautiful baby girl touched so many lives in her short time on Earth. She brightened the darkest rooms with her gap toothed, silly face smile. Her big beautiful blue eyes could snap fire or melt your heart with love. She loved animals, especially our family cat and dogs. Our little princess loved jewelry and dresses, but left her messy, food filled hair draped in her face. She found joy in playing in the mud with her two big brothers, who often told her they loved her to the moon and stars and sun and back. Our feisty, independent little girl had a spirit so much larger than her petite little body. She won everyone's heart and soul and peppered her mom and dad with sweet, slobbery kisses and hugs. Strong and sassy, goofy and full of joy for life, she was the heartbeat of our family. We miss you so very much sweet baby girl, but we know you are dancing in your little pink tutu in heaven. There will never be a more beautiful angel.
Our family invites you to celebrate her life with us. Visitation will be on Monday, September 15th from 4-8pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD. Services will be held at Countryside Church in Spearfish, SD on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10a.m. with Pastor Harold Delbridge and Pastor Bob Totino officiating, with lunch and fellowship to follow.
Survivors include her parents, Clay and Christi, Aladdin, WY; brothers, Tel and Cord, Aladdin, WY; maternal and paternal grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by all of her great-grandparents.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Dorothy E. Voorhees

March 29, 1927 - September 12, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

 

Dorothy E. Voorhees, 87, passed peacefully on September 12th, 2014 at the Sturgis Regional Care Facility.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
She was born March 29, 1927, in Mitchell, SD to Louis and Nellie (Noteboom) Cooper, and was one of 5 children. She attended Coleman High School. Dorothy married Melford Voorhees on June 10, 1945 and raised 4 children. She was a longtime employee of First National Bank of the Black Hills presently known as Wells Fargo. Family was her passion; she was very involved with of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy loved attending all their activities. She was a faithful member and volunteer of the First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Meade County Election Board.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte (Darel) Mowry, McKinney, TX; daughter in law, Barbara Voorhees of Sturgis, son Douglas (Betty) Voorhees, Sturgis, SD and son James (Janis) Voorhees, Scottsdale, AZ. She has 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melford, son Donald, her parents, two brothers and a sister.
A memorial has been established with the Shriner Hospital.

 

     
   
     

Yvette LaDean Philipsen

December 30, 1950 - September 10, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00am

 

Yvette Philipsen, 63, died September 10, 2014, with her family by her side at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Yvette was always very active and a competitor in everything she did. She always strived to bring out the best in everyone she touched. During her school years, she was active in fast pitch softball, cheerleading, FFA, and 4-H. After leaving high school, she trained and showed horses, participated in rodeos, bowled, and continued playing softball.
Yvette was a gifted leader and a very caring person. She was a City of Sturgis Councilwoman, on the board of directors for several nonprofit associations, and helped raise and guide several foster children through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
In 1984, she opened Sturgis Bookkeeping and Tax Service and went on to earn her Enrolled Agent accreditation with the IRS and received numerous professional commendations for her work.
In her free time, she liked to sing and play musical instruments, read, and ride her motorcycle. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Motor Maids- the oldest woman’s motorcycle club in the U.S., the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Christian Motorcycle Association, where she was the area rep and helped establish two new chapters in South Dakota.
Survivors include husband: Roy Philipsen of Sturgis; one sister: Yvonne Koistinen (Lyle) of Sturgis; five children: Wendy Philipsen of New Underwood, Dee Dee Scovel (Tony) of Peyton, CO, Mel "ML" West (Stacy) of Tacoma, WA, Kristi Bradley (Jason) of Mitchell, SD, and Brian Philipsen (Jennifer) of New Underwood, 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Yvette was preceded in death by her mother: Wanda Gammel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial Services will be held at Black Hills Fellowship (www.blackhillsfellowship.org) Rapid City at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, with Pastor Nathan Ennis officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at Bear Butte Cemetery at a later date.

 

     
   
     

Henry and Beulah Albrandt

December 31, 1969 - December 31, 1969

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

 

Henry Albrandt, 97, Sturgis, died June 26, 2013, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
His wife, Beulah Deloris Albrandt, 96, Spokane, WA, and formerly of Sturgis, died May 19, 2014, at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane.
Committal services for Henry and Beulah will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Eleanor Wright

April 6, 1930 - September 5, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00am

 

Eleanor Wright, 84, Sturgis, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Hospital, Lippold Hospice Suite.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Monday, September 8, 2014, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm.
She was born in New England, ND to Ralph and Eleanor (Heidt) Jahner on April 6, 1930. She grew up on a farm in the New England area and attended a country school up to the eighth grade. She regularly took care of her brothers and sisters. On November 25, 1947, she married Alban Kopp in Raleigh, ND, and they raised their family together until his death in 1985. She then married Lee Wright on March 4, 1994 in Sturgis, and they enjoyed their time together until his death in 2013.
Eleanor will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother and a devout catholic that was often active in her parish. She was a wonderful caregiver assisting patients in hospice for many years, and enjoyed doing things for other people. She loved music and enjoyed playing the accordion, but she was happiest when her family would get together to sing and dance. The chicken dance was her favorite.
She is survived by her sons, Richard (Suzanne) Kopp, Newcastle, WY, Dennis (Tina) Kopp, Sturgis, and Neil (Mary) Kopp, Newcastle, WY; daughters, Bonnie Bruch, Whitewood, Patti (Kim) Coe, Vale, Connie Grayum, Locust Grove, OK, and Carmen (Todd) Sherman, Wilmington, NC; step-children, Ed King, Meeker, CO, Gussie Erickson, Sturgis, and Paula (Bob) Whetzal, Sturgis; sister, Mary Alice Nehl, Lemmon; 29 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; five sisters; five brothers; grandsons, Byron Crown and Trent Coe; step-son, John Wright; and son-in-law, Doug Grayum.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Sturgis Police, EMT’s, and the employees at Lippold Hospice.
Memorials have been established to St. Francis of Assisi and the Lippold Hospice Suite.

 

     
   
     

Nichlae "Nick" Pelligrino

November 14, 1990 - August 31, 2014

 

Service to be held:

2:00 pm Friday September 5, 2014

 

Nicolae "Nick" James Pellegrino, 23, Sturgis, died at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.
Visitation will be from 8:00am to time of service on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Nick grew up in Worchester, Massachusetts and moved with his family to Spearfish in 1998. He graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 2009, and went on to graduate from Job Corps. After graduation, he began work with his family at Carpet Buyer's Outlet in Spearfish, and Larry's Installation in Rapid City as a carpet installer.
He enjoyed football and was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Nick always looked up to his father. He loved his nephew, Ben with whom he had a special relationship, teaching him how to wrestle.
Nick is survived by his parents, Jim and Kathy Pellegrino, Spearfish; brother, Dario Pellegrino, Spearfish; sister, Anna Pellegrino, Sturgis; nephew, Benjamyn Huber-Pellegrino, Sturgis; aunts, Mary-Jo Hall, West Boylston, MA, Judy Rennie, CT, and Sharon Flood, North Grafton, MA; grandmother, Virginia Pellegrino, Auburn, MA; and cousins, Johnny and Dylan Hall, and Tori Beaton.

 

     
   
     

Juliette Josephine Epple

August 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Juliette Josephine Epple was born at 3:17 am on August 28, 2014 in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on August 29, 2014. During her short time here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by her family. Juliette Josephine Epple is the daughter of Martin Frank Epple and Abigail Anna Dell Epple of Nisland, SD. She is survived by her two sisters, Annabella Elaine Epple and Lilyanne Dell Epple, her maternal grandfather, Donald John Dell, her paternal grandparents, Ulrich and Petra Epple, her cousins, aunts, and uncles. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Lisa Elaine Dell. Juliette will remain her parents’ precious baby and a beautiful little sister forever. Her family knows that they will be reunited with Juliette in Heaven and that she will be held in the arms of the angels until they are able to hold her again. Juliette’s life was a brief gift to us but our love for her is everlasting. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell, SD on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery, Newell, SD. Condolences and memorial information can be directed to Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis, SD.

 

     
   
     

Phillis Fern Lambert Seaman

March 12, 1932 - August 31, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10:30 am Thursady September 4, 2014

 

Phillis Fern Lambert Seaman, 82, Spearfish, passed away, Sunday August 31, 2014 at the David M. Dorsett Health Care Center in Spearfish.
She was born to William Lambert and Vera Schnee Lambert on March 12, 1932 in Ekalaka, Montana, the fourth of six children.
Phillis was a talented artist, co-founder and president of the Black Hills Art Association. She has paintings located throughout the U.S. and overseas, including at the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) headquarters in Billings, MT, and the Buffalo Museum of America, Scottsdale, AZ. She was commissioned by the Tri-State Bank in Belle Fourche to paint a wall sized mural depicting the history of the tri-state area, she also painted a childrens mural for the Social Services office in Sturgis.
Phillis married Donald Seaman in 1948 in Miles City, MT, and shortly thereafter they moved to Newell, SD where they operated a gas station and garage. Together, they also purchased and operated a small farm where they raised their five sons; Dan, Timm, Jerry, Randy and Tom, and were Phillis had and art studio for many years. After Don's retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in 1988, they moved to Spearfish where she continued to paint. She was a member of Weaver Art Gallery in Sturgis, the Sheep Growers Association, Butte County Fair Board, and taught art classes throughout the rural area.
Phillis is survived by her husband, Donald, Spearfish; five sons, Dan Seaman, Spearfish, Timm (Sharon) Seaman, Hot Springs, VA, Jerry (Dixie) Seaman, Newell, Randy (Pam) Seaman, Tow, TX and Tom (Karen), Newell; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, one sister, Lois Engel, and four brothers Everett, Billy, Norman, and Laurence Lambert.
Visitation will be Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Thursday September 4, 2014 at the Newell Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Sean Carney officiating. Burial will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the Newell Christian Fellowship Church or the Black Hills Art Association.

 

     
   
     

Chester Duane "Chet" Hartmann

April 21, 1932 - August 25, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10:00 am Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

Chester Duane "Chet" Hartmann, 82, Spearfish and formerly of Rapid City, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 11th from 8:00 a.m. until service time at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Herbert Cleveland officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Chet was born April 21, 1932, in Mission, SD, to Wilhelm "William" and Emma (Lindhorst) Hartmann. He graduated from Todd County High School in 1951. He went to work for Dean Rounds Construction until his enlistment into the United States Marine Corp in 1952. He served 1 year 3 months in Korea as a forward observer. He had said his best experience in the marines was witnessing the above ground testing of nuclear weapons. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
He returned to work for Dean Rounds and Summit Construction for nearly 30 years. He also worked as a civilian employee at Ellsworth Air Force Base for 23 years.
Chet enjoyed gardening, bowling, and most of all, fishing on the river with his wonderful friends, Chuck (deceased) and Sue Berg, and their family. He also loved beers with his friends at the VFW and American Legion.
Chet is survived by six children, Dean, Traverse City, MI, Scott (Kathy), Wylie, TX, Kimm (Gary) Luxton, Spearfish, SD, Robin (Ken) Ward, Sioux Falls, SD, Tina (Ron) Bunker, Rapid City, SD, and Alan (Ann) Piedmont, SD; grandchildren, Heather, R. John, Brittney, Kayla, Miranda, Amanda, Carissa, Tasha, and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Pierson, and Dustin; and one brother, Dale (Myrna) Hartmann, Pierre, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Deloris Zuber; and one brother, Eugene Hartmann.
Our family would like to express sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Ft. Meade Hospice and the amazing and fantastic staff at David M. Dorsett Healthcare community in Spearfish.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Toys for Tots in honor of the USMC.

 

     
   
     

Robin Christopher Coy

March 16, 1954 - August 28, 2014

 

Service to be held:

No services at this time

 

Robin Christopher Coy, 60, Piedmont, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospice of the Hills.
He was born in San Jose, CA to William and Barbara (Cureton) Coy on March 16, 1954. He grew up in the area and graduated high school in San Jose. After high school, he joined the Coast Guard and served until his honorable discharge in 1990. He married the love of his life, Marjorie Miller on August 23, 1987, in Carson City, NV. After his discharge, he went to work for AT&T as a Telecommunications Manager until he retired and went to work at Wal-Mart in Rapid City six years ago.
Robin enjoyed being outdoors and liked to hunt.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie, Piedmont; sons, Jeff Auxier, CA, and Bryan Auxier, Rapid City, SD; sister, Mickey Parker, CA; and two grand-daughters.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
There are no services scheduled at this time.

 

     
   
     

Doris Ann Glasgow

December 24, 1949 - August 25, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, August 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.

 

Doris Ann Glasgow, 64, died, Monday, August 25, 2014 at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1:30 pm Friday August 29, 2014 at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis with Chaplain Herb Cleveland officiating.

 

     
   
     

Thomas John "TJ" Jaeger

November 5, 1981 - August 22, 2014

 

Service to be held:

August 27, 2014

 

Thomas James Jaeger “TJ”, Sturgis, SD passed away at his home Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 32.
Family services were held August 27, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Tom lived a quiet life and enjoyed music, his pets and loved his family.
Tom is survived by his mother, Joanne Jaeger, Sturgis; his brothers, John and Shane Steffensen and their families, Vaughn, Matt and Jonathan Jaeger and their families; sisters, Tess, Shawna, Janelle and their families; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his fathers, Greg Jaeger and Tom McBrayer; and both grandparents from the Henry, Jaeger and McBrayer families.
God bless the memory of Tom Jaeger!
A memorial has been established to the Sturgis Humane Society.

 

     
   
     

George Larkins

January 26, 1930 - August 26, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 

George Harrison Larkins, 84, Sturgis, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center.
A gathering and time of remembrance will be held Friday, August 29, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Jambonz restaurant in Sturgis.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Marie, Sturgis; son, James Renquist, Sturgis; daughter, Chris Lewis, Billings, MT; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
George is preceded by his parents, Harry and Auda (Bell) Larkins; and ten brothers.
Inurnment will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Irene P. Hintz

May 11, 1916 - August 24, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Irene Pearl Sorg Hintz, 98, Faith, passed away at her home Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Visitation will be Friday, August 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room at the Faith Community Center with the family present.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at the Faith Cemetery.
Irene was born May 11, 1916, in a sod house south of Meadow, SD, to Gottlieb and Mary (Suffa) Sorg. She attended the Coal Springs School for 8 years, Lemmon High and the Grand Central High School. Being the fourth daughter of five girls, Irene willing to be outside, worked along-side her father.
Irene met her future husband, Tobias Hintz, in the church they both attended. With the help of Loydia and Ralph Baker (Irene's oldest sister and brother-in-law), Irene and Tiby eloped and were united in marriage June 15, 1938, at Red Elm, SD. To this union, Carole Elaine, Gene Allen, and Dennis Tobias were born.
They lived the early years of their marriage in the Meadow area. In 1964, they moved to Eagle Butte, SD. Irene worked as a maid for the Wheel Inn Motel, then as caregiver/housemother at SDYA House. In the later 1970's Irene started a daycare in her own home where she babysat until she was 82 years old. Irene was proud of all the children she cared for. In later years, it was not out of character to announce when she saw them that she had "changed their diapers." Irene was a very strong woman and overcame many obstacles in her life. In the fall of 2007, Irene bought a house in Faith and moved there.
She is survived by her daughter, Carole (Tom) Sternad, Faith; son, Gene Hintz, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Judy Hintz, Dickinson, ND; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son; four sisters and their husbands; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials have been established to the Faith Ambulance and the Elm Springs Community Church.

 

     
   
     

Dale Dawayne Escott

January 23, 1932 - August 23, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:00pm

 

Dale Dawayne Escott, 82, Ft. Meade, died on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Black Hills National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Sturgis Veteran’s Honor Guard. Family and friends will gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel at 11:00am before the service.
Dale was born on January 23, 1932, in Faith to John “Lynn” Franklin and Venita Lucille (Walter) Escott. He grew up in the area and attended rural grade schools to the eighth grade. He worked for various ranches until he joined the US Army on November 25, 1952, and served until his honorable discharge on November 3, 1954. He worked as a logger after his discharge until he became disabled. He enjoyed listening to old western music.
He is survived by his daughter, Cammy Newman, and her son, Matthew of Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law, Jim Graves, Paris, TN; two nephews, numerous cousins, and his cat, Weeble.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Helen Lee Graves.