Jack Venekamp

September 21, 1926 - December 19, 2014


Service to be held:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:00am


Jack Venekamp, 88, Spearfish, passed away December 19, 2014, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Monday December 22, 2014, between 5-7pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Lunch will be provided after the burial at the Sturgis Vet’s Club at noon.
Jack was born September 21, 1926, to John & Ethel Venekamp in Presho, S.D. He attended country school and graduated from Ames, Iowa as a diesel mechanic. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS LST 881, and the USS LST 775.
On June 27, 1948 he married his wife Doris Cross. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in 2014.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Doris; sons, David (Cathy) Venekamp, Micheal Venekamp; daughters, Glenna Sprague, Lorraine Venekamp, Robin Sandor; 13 grandchildren ; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Herman (Beverly) Venekamp; and sister, Esther (Gene) Gerard.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Venekamp; and sister, Ann Meyers.
Jack was an all-around carpenter. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, and his grandchildren.
A memorial has been established to the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center.



Jesse A. Moreland

June 23, 1930 - December 17, 2014


Service to be held:

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.


A tribute to our Dad, Jesse Moreland
From Allan, Arla, Quint, Valerie, Denise

Our Dad was unique, a special sort of fella. He was not swayed or guided by fads or politics. He knew what was right and did not compromise his convictions. He asked Jesus into his heart as a young man and determined to lead his family in the ways of the Lord. He expected us kids to “behave our britches”. He earned our respect because he lived what he believed. His faith was deep, not showy or sugar coated. It was just there- always present.
He loved our Mom deeply, his bride of 57 years. “Upon meeting Mom for the first time under the yard light at the ranch,” he told us kids, “It was love at first sight”. He knew she was the one, married her, and kept his vow to love and cherish her as long as he lived. Together they ranched on his parents, Jess and Mollie Moreland’s homestead where he was born on June 23, 1930, grew up, and then died, never leaving his beloved ranch.
Dad was always good to his horses and livestock. His horse would become one of his best friends as together they would tackle calving season, riding the hills of the ranch, and gathering cattle in all sorts of weather. Dad especially had a fondness for Hereford cattle. He was like a shepherd to his cattle and could rattle off their tag number just by looking at them.
He took great pleasure in his family working beside him on the ranch. He was particular and expected things to be done the right way from hanging up your bridle to shutting the gate. He broke many a horse with his kids watching, learning and then participating alongside him. Riding beside Dad was serious business, yet an unexplainable thrill at the same time. We looked up to him, “He was our hero”.
Our memories with Dad are in every corner of this ranch, from his team to feeding, calving, haying, and sorting, to his spot at the table or his chair with a “neat” stack of magazines or newspapers piled beside it. We grew up listening to Country music greats such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, or other Grand Ole Opry singers. We won’t be able to listen to the Gaither Band sing without thinking of Dad and his love for Gospel music and the old Pentecostal hymns. From our youth to our adulthood, we played hard together and had incredible memories such as ice skating, water fights, Easter egg hunts and Christmas’ with Santa, driving the team, trailing cattle, and family meals around the table. One of Dad’s favorites was homemade ice cream which little did we know would come to be one of the last pleasures he would be able to enjoy.
Dad enjoyed teasing his wife, his children, and then finally his grandchildren. The grandchildren would complain that they couldn’t always tell when Granddad was teasing which made it even more fun for Dad.
The people of the Red Owl community and our neighbor communities were special to Dad. He was proud to call you friend. Those at Prairie Bible Church of God, the church he helped establish & build, meant a great deal to him as well. Thank you all for the part you played in his life.
We count it a privilege and thank God that we all could be with Mom as we watched Dad take his final breath in the very house he was born in. We watched him “Go home to be with the one who loves him even more than we do, his Lord and Savior”. We miss you already Dad and look forward to seeing you in “Glory land”.
Survivors include Jesse’s wife, Carolyn; Jesse’s children, Allan (Susan) Moreland with sons Nick & Tyrel (Carson); Arla (Cliff) Chord with daughters Carri (Darren) Odle & Becki (Bill) Clemons; Quint (Jody) Moreland with family Seth, Sage, Jake, Shanna, Bailey, & Kyanne; Valerie (Dave) Samuelson with daughter Davina (Will) McClain & sons Joe (Darian), Justin, Chet; Denise (Kelly) Martin with daughter Tacey & sons Teegan, Landon, and Latham & Tregg; twelve great-grandchildren; Jesse’s sisters, Dottie Mae Beckloff & June Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, and two brother-in-laws.
Memorials have been established to Sunshine Bible Academy and Prairie Bible Church of God.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Meade County Community Center with Pastors Wes Labrier and Bob James officiating. Burial will follow at the Red Owl Cemetery.



Florence E. Rainbolt

August 8, 1925 - December 17, 2014


Service to be held:

None at this time


Florence E. Rainbolt, 89, Newcastle, died on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Weston County Manor.
No services are planned at this time.
Florence was born on August 8, 1925 to Emil B. and Mary Alice (Mitchell) Dumcke in Sturgis. She moved to Newcastle in 1952, where she worked for the State of Wyoming. She eventually retired from there. During her lifetime she was active in 4-H, Boy Scouts, and usually had multiple entries in the county and state fair for many, many years.
She was survived by three sons, William D. Rainbolt, Upton, WY, Robert J. Rainbolt, Newcastle, and Tomas L. Rainbolt, Torrington, WY; two sisters, Jeanne Cain, Leesburg, FL, and Lillian McKenzie, Alturas, CA; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William L. Rainbolt; son, James A. Rainbolt; brother, George Dumcke; and sister, Orien Blessing.



Janet Rae Harwood

May 30, 1942 - December 14, 2014


Service to be held:

No Services


Janet Rae Olson was born May 30, 1942 at New Underwood SD to Robert and Helen Olson

She attended school in New Underwood and excelled at the school of life. On June 28, 1959 she married Boyd Harwood in Rapid City a union which lasted 40 years. Together the enjoyed living in many areas while Boyd worked for Boeing,in Sedalia,MO, which was her favorite and Cheyenne, WY. In 1970 they moved back to the family ranch and built a home south of Union Center where she enjoyed raising baby chicks and her children and grandchildren. This is where she perfected her lawn and garden skills as the garden could feed many friends and family who stopped by often. They moved to Pleasant Valley south of Sturgis in 1989 where She was currently living.

Janet was first and foremost a beloved and busy Mom of four, who she considered to be her greatest accomplishment. She was active in all aspects of her children's lives from 4-H to FHA, FFA, Farmers Union youth groups as well as traveling the motorcycle racing circuit. She chaperoned and served as driver to many functions for many children and helped to shape lives of numerous young people in the community. She was a Mom to many that were not her children and a friend to all. Her greatest achievement that she was most proud of was “She was a good Mom!” She also was active in ABC Women's Club.

She had many achievements in business life. She was a top Watkins Representative in the nation. She was also a lifetime member of Farmers Union and District 5 Education Leader.

Her children accomplished many things for her to be proud of cheer leaders, football players, motorcycle racers, (with two state Moto Cross Championships, one AMA Regional ½ mile champion, FFA officers in Sturgis and New Underwood, two state farmers, one state officer and one American Farmer recipient. She was a long time 4H leader and was proud of all the children who participated in 4H with one state 4H council member, one national leadership recipient. As a member of Farmers Union she saw her children grow and learn with 2 children on the Junior Advisory Council.

Janet also worked outside the home as a secretary and book keeper for many and continued to work until the time of her death. She was also known as the Watkins Lady having started as a distributor with the company in 1980 and excelling to the level of Bronze Manager. She thoroughly enjoyed working the trade shows over the years and especially enjoyed the Black Hills Stock Show where she could catch up with long-time friends and customers.

Janet was active until the end and was especially proud of her beautiful yard and flower gardens, which were the envy of many!

Janet held a special place in the hearts of many and is survived by her children, Karla, Russell (Brittany), Mark, Tim (Christi) Harwood. Grandchildren Charles, Angela(Kevin) and Isaac and step grandchildren Tammie, Anna and Christopher and several great grandchildren. Sister Faye (Larry) Volmer and brother Dale (Dorothy)Olson and ex husband Boyd Harwood. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per her wishes there are to be no funeral services. Please do not send flowers, but if you would like to send a card it may be sent to :
Kinkade Funeral Chapel
1235 Junction Ave.
Sturgis, SD 57785



Dallas Tinnell

July 27, 1930 - December 18, 2014


Service to be held:

2:00 pm Thursdsday December 18, 2014


Dallas James Tinnell, 84, Sturgis, died, Friday, December 12, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Whitewood Presbyterian Church with Pastor Steve Agan officiating.

Dallas was born July 27, 1930, in Pender Nebraska to Frank and Emma (Spotted Eagle) Tinnell. He grew up on the family farm and attended school thru the 8th grade in Valentine, NE. Expanding his knowledge and learning was important and he never stopped throughout his lifetime.

Dallas moved to the Deadwood area in 1944 where he started cutting and hauling posts, he also worked in construction before starting to work at Bald Mt. Mining Co. for 11 years. He then worked at Homestake Mining Co. for 28 years before being seriously hurt in a mining accident upon which he retired in 1992. During this time he was president of the Local #7744 Steel Workers Union from, 1977-1985. Dallas married the love of his life Darline Janas on September 12, 1968.

Dallas was a hard worker and very proud of his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working whith horses. Dallas was and excellent gardener and always shared the bounties of his effort with friends, loved ones and food shelters.

Just mention a card game and he was in! He loved the weekly poker games at the Hide-a-Way in Whitewood. Seeing the extended family of friends from poker was always a highlight of his week.

Dallas is survived by his wife, Darline, Whitewood; daughter, Maralea (Dennis) Schatz, Williston, ND; four sons, Rock (Beaner) Reman, Whitewood, Randy (Julie) Tinnell, Whitewood, Rick (Jolene) Tinnell, Lead, and Clay (Kali) Greer, SC; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Tinnell; granddaughter, Samantha Tinnell; sister, Joan Stalder; niece, Kela Stalder; and brother-in-law, Leon Stalder.



Jerome "Jump" Douglas Stroh

November 9, 1937 - December 14, 2014


Service to be held:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:00am


Jerome “Jump” Douglas Stroh, 77, Hot Springs, was struck down by bone cancer on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hot Springs with Pastor Matt Lim and Pastor Ron Fanning officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the cemetery in Bowdon, ND.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Jerome was born in Bowdon, North Dakota to Henry and Leola (Werner) Stroh. He grew up in Bowdon where he learned to work and play hard. He was an avid hunter throughout his life.
He went to the Army as one of two needed to fill his county’s quota for the draft in 1955, where he served Korea. Upon his returning home he took a job in the fields. He then went on to work on construction where he participated in the building of the Yellowtail Dam and the Oahe Dam. It was during this time in his life he met and married his beloved wife, Geraldene Madison. They lived in Pierre, where Geraldene ran a small motel with her father, Walter Madison.
Jerome sought work once again in construction which led him to Minnesota. The couple soon moved to Minneapolis, MN to begin their lives as husband and wife. He worked for Minnesota Fabrics until securing a job with the Minnesota School System where he worked as a carpenter. The couple remained in Minnesota until his retirement in 2000. After 36 years of Minnesota living, the couple decided to move to Hot Springs. In 2001, Geraldene passed away after a car accident in Texas. In 2002, he met and married his beloved wife, Dianna Hutton.
During Jerome’s life he was always active in his local church. He drove youth bus in Fourth Baptist in Minnesota to building small class room benches at First Baptist in Hot Springs. Always willing to lend a hand where needed. He was also involved in Cornerstone Bible Institute in Hot Springs. He loved going and meeting the students, and getting to know them at break time was a special part of his life.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Dianna Stroh, Hot Springs; step-daughter, Marleena Keester; three grandchildren, Jamal Keester, Javon Keester, and Jakeem Keester, all of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Iris Newmiller, Java, SD, and Pam Frueh, Harvey, ND; and one brother, John D. Stroh, Minneapolis, MN.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Geraldene Stroh.
A memorial has been established.



Leland Keith Brink

August 24, 1938 - December 11, 2014


Service to be held:

Monday, December 15, 2014


Leland Keith Brink was born August 24, 1938, in Sturgis to Murel and Doris (Dickson) Brink. Leland attended school in Union Center and graduated from Sturgis High School. He was married to Janet Symonds in Sturgis on February 21, 1959.
The couple followed construction for 2 years in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. They settled in Sturgis where he worked for Meade County doing road maintenance until 1970. They moved to Hulett, WY, where they spent the next 36 years. He drove truck for the sawmills and spent the last 17 years working for Crook County Road and Bridge.
Leland retired in 2005 because of his health. They moved to Belle Fourche in 2006.
Leland, 76, Belle Fourche, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade, after battling Progressive Super Nuclear Palsy (PSP) for eleven years.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, Belle Fourche; daughter, Debra, Belle Fourche; and son and daughter-in-law, Murel and Christie, Gillette, WY.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bart Leland; a daughter, LaDonna Lynn; and two brothers, Johnnie and Wayne.
Graveside services were held Monday, December 15, 2014, at Black Hills National Cemetery with Pastor David Baer officiating.
A memorial will be established to the Progressive Super Nuclear Palsy Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at



Karon Kay Palmer

August 28, 1945 - December 9, 2014


Service to be held:

1:00 pm Monday December 15, 2014


Karon Kay Palmer, 69, Sturgis, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Baer officiating.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 am until service time.
Karon was born August 28, 1945, at Dupree, SD, to Claude and Eleanora (Davick) Lowe. She grew up on a farm and attended Prairie View grade school at Coal Springs, SD, and graduated from Faith High School in 1963. She then attended key punch (computer) school in Rapid City for six months. In 1965, she married Richard McGinnis and they moved to Fargo, ND, for a year. Tina Kay and Kami Lea were born. They divorced and Karon moved to Sturgis, in 1972, where she cooked at the Chat and Chew Café. In 1973, she married Donald Palmer and Cindy Rae was born. In 1980, they were divorced and she worked at the grocery store, kitchen hospital, and did housecleaning. In 1989, Karon began attending Black Hills State College to become a dietician. She did very well and even tutored algebra, but due to failing health she was forced to quit.
Karon's most favorite thing in life was finding a good bargain at a rummage sale. She also loved to garden, read, crochet, watch her trees and flowers grow, and spend time with her family and friends. She was very proud of her grandchildren. She also lived to decorate for the holidays.
Grateful for sharing Karon's life are her special friend, Newell Cass; daughters, Tina (Russ) Ficek, Pleasant Valley, Kami (Mike) Grubl, Vale, and Cindy (Brent) Hulm, Prairie City; sisters, Marlyn (Robert) Hansen, Sturgis, Darlys (Len) Hofer, Piedmont, Lucille Honeycutt, Vale, Sandra (Jim) Blair, Pierre, Kathy (Brad) Kling, Lemmon, and Cheryl (Dave) Crissman, Ipswich; grandchildren, Miranda Ficek, Kerri (Curt) Niehaus, Brynn Grubl, and Maddie, Trucker, and Kacie Hulm; great-grandchildren, Letti and Arian Niehous; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Melvin Lowe.
A memorial has been established.



John Sexton, Jr.

April 3, 1939 - December 9, 2014


Service to be held:

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00am


John Buford Sexton, Jr., Rapid City, South Dakota and Middletown, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City with Pastor Wilbur Holz officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with honors provided by Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, December 10, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
John was born on April 3, 1939, to John and Helen (Yabor) Sexton in Middletown, Ohio. He graduated high school and went on to obtain a bachelor's degree. He then joined the Air Force and had served his country honorably for 21 years until his retirement in 1977. After that, he went to work for the Department of Social Services as a case worker. He married Helen Jean Neville on December 28, 1982 in Rapid City.
He was a member of the Elks, VFW, American Legion, NRA, and DAV.
John is beloved and survived by his wife, Helen; sons, George (Carol) Sexton, Shawn (Terri) Sexton, and Wayne (Lynne) Pedersen; daughter, Lisa (James) Robinson; eight grandchildren, Katie, Charlie, Heather, Tristan, Jessica, Christina, Travis, and Tiffany; five great-grandchildren, and many other family members who will miss him greatly.
A memorial has been established to the Ft. Meade VA Hospice.
Cards and memorials may be sent to Helen and family at 1806 Brentwood Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.



Philip "Larry" Harner

March 6, 1942 - December 6, 2014


Service to be held:

7:00 pm Tuesday December 9, 2014


Philip “Larry” L. Harner, 72, Sturgis, died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Hospital, after a brief, courageous battle with bone cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of service.
Larry was born on March 6, 1942, to Jacob and Louise (Waddell) Harner.
He moved to South Dakota in the early ‘70’s and married Sheri (Buchheim) Lukes on June 5, 1977. He worked for Homestake Gold Mine in Lead for over 25 years until his retirement.
He moved to Sturgis and lived there for over 37 years. Larry was a good man, a hard worker and a care taker.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sheri, Sturgis; children, Tammy Lukes (Mark Bauman) , Humboldt, SD, Mark Lukes, North Bend, WA, Penny Harner, Friday Harbor, WA, Jake Harner and Jeffrey Harner, Virginia; granddaughter, Harley Bauman, Sturgis; sister, Marlise (Ron) Vaughn, Gahana, OH; sister-in-laws, Opal Uthe, Colton, SD, and Kay Buchheim, Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Lois Ileen Fiedler

December 12, 1935 - December 7, 2014


Service to be held:

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.


Lois Ileen Fiedler, 78, Black Hawk, died Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014, at Black Hills National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Margie Hershey officiating.



Irma "IJ" Kuehn

July 22, 1932 - December 3, 2014


Service to be held:

At A Later Date


Irma-Jean Kuehn, who preferred to be known as “IJ”, a devoted servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, was born in Golden, Colorado on July 22, 1932, and entered into rest on December 3, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Harley and Lulu Mae Diltz. She married Wesley M Shoe on April 15, 1951 in Reno, Nevada, and from this marriage there were 2 children, Gary Wayne Shoe and Terri Lynne Harper.
IJ had 5 grandchildren, John Douglas Shoe, Galen Harris Shoe, Michael Joseph Metze (deceased), Joel Thomas Metze, and Kelly Marie Bond. There are currently 8 great-grandchildren, Owen Wesley Shoe, Emilia Kathleen Shoe, Benjamin Zev Shoe, Charlie Jane Metze, Wesley Robert Metze, Edith Rose Metze, Maria Renee Metze, and Cora Lynne Bond. There are 2 step-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Zoey. IJ’s devoted daughter-in-law is Maureen C Shoe. Gerry Harper, deceased just a year ago, was IJ’s tireless caregiver and son-in-law.
While raising 2 children and still working full and part time jobs, IJ earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and History and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado in 1970. She taught Art at Everett and Carmody Jr High and Green Mountain High Schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. She inspired countless students to develop their creative skills and expressiveness, some of whom became professional artists. She also served as a Political Actions Committee leader for the Jefferson County Education Association and participated as a volunteer for multiple political candidates of the Democratic Party.
IJ married Herb Kuehn on the first day of spring in 1981, and they resided in the mountains west of Golden in a custom earth-bermed home that they built to reflect the architectural aesthetics of Santa Fe, NM. They relocated to San Miguel De Allende, Guanojuato, Mexico in 1989. There they enjoyed an enchanted life in Mexico’s premier center of fine and performing arts. In between their ongoing participation in a number of charitable and humanitarian causes for young and old alike, they took trips to Greece, Turkey, and Israel. Upon Herb’s passing in 1993, IJ surprised everyone by digging deeper roots in the old colonial city and built a rambling estate complete with art studios, gardens, and brick bodegas (arched ceilings), blending her own architectural sensibilities with those of the Mexican Maestros.
In 2000, IJ came back to Colorado to receive treatments and convalesce from breast cancer. Thereafter, she returned annually for checkups and visits with her growing family. She also squeezed in trips to Africa, several European countries, Russia, China, and cruises to Panama, Costa Rica, and the many countries along the Danube River.
In 2005, cancer free, but sensing the approach of her declining years, she happily re-united with her daughter, Terri, on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was more than adequate compensation for having to leave her beloved home in San Miguel, to be beside her Ocean, a place she’d always yearned for all of her life.
Throughout her retiring years, IJ continued to teach art, from the gifted students at the Instituto Allende, to the youth at the Seventh Day Adventist church in Hilo, Hawaii; where she and the children created a beautiful mural.
In 2010, IJ broke her hip and subsequently suffered a series of strokes, after which she remained bedridden. Though diminished in so many ways from her former self, her grace and sense of humor remained preserved until the end and endeared many a care giver to her.



Frederick "Fred" Cha

May 27, 1923 - November 28, 2014


Service to be held:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


Frederick "Fred" Cha, 91, Sturgis, died Friday, November 28, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Long Term Care.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Black Hills National Cemetery with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel one hour prior.
Fred was born in Mutual, Utah to Italian immigrants, Angelo and Adeline Mary (Pavignano) Cha on May 27, 1923. He grew up in Mutual and attended school there up to the tenth grade. When he wasn't in school, he worked in the coal mine. Shortly after, he was drafted into the United States Army where he worked in security. His first assignment was in Idaho, working at an interment camp for the Japanese. His next assignment was in Arizona, working in a POW camp that had mainly German officers. He made many friends there and even learned some German. After that, he was honorably discharged and moved to California to work for the military base in Alameda, where he was trained and worked as a jet engine mechanic. This job he absolutely loved, showing up early every day. He also enjoyed the weather, riding his motorcycle to work almost every day. He enjoyed going to dances after work, and that is where he met the love of his life, Vesta Blair. They dated for a year before they were married on June 14, 1950, in Oakland, California. Together they bought and ran three apartment buildings in California at different times, and Fred would do maintenance on them in his spare time. After several years, he and Vesta retired, and they later moved to Sturgis in 2004. Fred wanted to get away from traffic and enjoy the small town atmosphere, and they wintered in Chandler, Arizona for five years. Fred and Vesta moved to the Berry unit at Sturgis Regional Long Term Care in 2011, due to health reasons.
Fred and Vesta thoroughly enjoyed everything to do with their 1960 Beachcraft Bonanza. Fred learned how to fly in Utah and they belonged to a flying club, Aircraft Pilots of the Bay Area, in California. He was a member of an Italian Men's Club in Oakland, CA, called Fratalanza. They also liked to camp and fish.
Fred is survived by his wife, Vesta; several nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Marion Cha, Price, UT, and Vera Cha, Helper, UT.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, John, Joe, and Lawrence.
Memorials have been established to the Wounded Warrior Project and Sturgis Honor Guard.



Charles "Bill" Milton Fields

November 30, 1920 - November 26, 2014


Service to be held:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 10:00am


Charles "Bill" Milton Fields, 93, Sturgis, passed away on November 26, 2014, at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Herbert Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with family present.
Bill was born on November 30, 1920, in Curtis, Oklahoma. He was the son of Eva (Weiszbrod) and Ralph Washington Fields, the second of nine children. On May 29, 1941, Bill was united in marriage to Trula Marcella Horn at Woodward, Oklahoma. To this union, five children were born, an infant son (deceased), Charlene (David) Schmidt, Brandon, SD, Billy (Nancy) Fields, Sturgis, SD, Robert (Evon) Fields, Great Falls, MT, and Bernard (Vicky) Fields, Sturgis, SD.
Bill and Trula moved to South Dakota in December 1946, to operate a ranch south of Dupree. South Dakota was their home for the remainder of his life. They lived in Dupree, Eagle Butte, Vale, Sturgis, and Belle Fourche. His life spanned the "Dirty 30's", landing on the moon, 9/11, and ultra-small computers storing infinite information. Three things were constant in his life, his family, gardening, and harmonicas. Bill was a caring and sharing person always offering his large garden produce to his friends, family, and neighbors. His last job was writing grants, and he did that until computers came about.
Also surviving are his wife, Trula, Belle Fourche; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Helen) Fields, British Columbia, CA, and Ronald (Eva Mae) Fields, Washington, AR; sister, Verla (Hollis) Barker, Lincoln, AR; brothers-in-law, Mike (Jean) Horn, Oregon, and John (Koula) Horn, Athens, Greece; and sister-in-law, Patsy Horn, George West, Texas.
Preceding him in death are his parents; infant son; brother, Leon Fields; sisters, Irene Starr, Betty Richardson, and Doris Starr.
A memorial has been established.



Lillian Josephine Powers

November 5, 1925 - November 24, 2014


Service to be held:

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


Funeral services for Lillian Powers 89, of Sturgis (formerly of Kimball SD) will be held Friday, November 28, 2014, at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain at 2:00 p.m. with burial following in the Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Visitation will resume Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon fellowship, and Rosary at 1:00 p.m. prior to service.
Lillian Josephine Powers was peacefully called to the Lord on Monday November 24, 2014, at her residence at Aspen Grove Assisted Care Center in Sturgis, SD. Lillian was born November 5, 1925, in Kimball to Arthur and Cecilia Miller. She attended school in Kimball. She was working as a nanny/housekeeper to Harold and Ilene Lantz when she met her husband, Lenard Powers, at a barn dance in 1943. On April 18, 1944, Lenard and Lillian wed at St. Margaret's Church in Kimball. They chose a life in agriculture and farming in Cleveland Township near Lenard’s family.
They were blessed with one daughter, Doris in 1960. In 1979, Doris married David Pazour with whom they formed a partnership with their farming operation. To this union, 3 grandsons were born: Keith David Pazour, Scott Leo Pazour, and Daniel James Pazour. In 1992, the partnership ceased due to Lenard and Lillian’s desire to retire. Doris married Denny Lauing in July of 1997. Lenard passed away suddenly on August 15, 1997 after 53 years of marriage. Lillian remained on the farm until June of 2013 when her health began to fail. She relocated to Sturgis where her daughter and husband lived and has resided at Aspen Grove Assisted Care Center until her passing on November 24, 2014.
Her faith and her family were very important to her. She received much joy from her 8 great-grandchildren. Grateful for sharing her life are her daughter, Doris Powers Lauing, and son-in-law, Denny Lauing, of Sturgis; her grandchildren, Keith Pazour and wife, Erin, and great-granddaughters, Trinity and Gracie of Pierre, Scott Pazour and wife, Sarah, great-granddaughter, Clara, and great-grandson, Kaden, of Kimball, Daniel Pazour and wife, Tessa, and great-grandsons, Tyrell and Tripp, granddaughter, Kaylie Sterud and husband, Aaron, of Rapid City, and Shean Lauing and wife, Kimberly, and great-grandsons, Wyatt and Colter of Colman; a brother, Robert Miller; sister-in-laws, Bernice Altman and husband, Gene Altman, and Mariann Powers all of Kimball; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard in 1997; her father, Arthur Miller; her mother, Cecilia (Schmitt) Miller; ten siblings, Gertrude, George, Lena, Paul, Lucille, Raymond, Leo, William, Mary, and Arthur Jr. and their spouses; father-in-law, David Powers and wife, Mary Powers; brother-in-laws, John, Martin, William, and their spouses; brother-in-law, Donald; sister-in-laws, Darlene and husband, and Gertrude.



Richard "Rick" Engleman

June 28, 1961 - November 20, 2014


Service to be held:

5:00 pm Monday, November 24, 2014


Richard "Rick" Alan Engleman, age 53, left this earth at home on November 20, 2014.
Rick was born on June 28, 1961 in Maine to James and Phyllis(Lee) Engleman. Rick and his family moved to South Dakota after his father was transferred to EAFB. He spent his childhood in the Robbinsdale area of Rapid City and in Box Elder where he graduated with honors from Douglas High School in 1979. Rick attended the School of Mines (blueprint guy : ) ), before working for many years as a baker for Nash Finch. He found his passion for the outdoors and working with his hands as a carpenter, priding himself on the precision and beauty of the structures he help construct. On July 4th, 1988 his life was blessed with the birth of his son Bryce Roy Engleman. Rick was a fisherman to his very core, and he cherished sharing his love of fishing with Bryce and his soulmate Michelle Militello.
Rick is survived by: wife Michelle Militello of Box Elder, mother Phyllis (Lee) Engleman of Cody, WY, stepson Kevin (Bridget) Militello of Box Elder, stepdaughter Madeleine (Richard) Tiger of Box Elder, granddaughters Kayla, Lily, Elizabeth, Kaydi, and Aubrey of Box Elder. Brothers Michael (Patty) Engleman of Buffalo, NY, and Tom (Sissy) Engleman of Corpis Christi, TX. Sisters June (Steve) Skinner of Meeteetse, WY, Myrna Eisenbraun of Exeter, MO, Toni Rahm of Fort Drum, NY, and Bobbi Kitchens of Gettysburg, SD. Special cousin Beverly Monday and long time friend Chick Lawrence. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by; son Bryce, father James, and brothers James and Henry Edwin.
Memorial services will be held on Monday November 24th at The Well Sanctuary at Shelter 50, 602 St. Andrew St. Rapid City. There will be a viewing from 1 to 5pm followed by a service and a late luncheon.



Kaycee J. Hoffbauer

March 10, 1959 - November 19, 2014


Service to be held:

10 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2014


Kaycee Jean (Johnson) Hoffbauer died at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Wednesday November 19th surrounded by her loving family and close friends. She died after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Kaycee was born March 10, 1959 in Glasgow, Montana to Helen C. (Clark) Johnson and William G. Johnson. She attended grade school at St. Raphael's and Southside Elementary school in Glasgow, MT. She attended high school in Notre Dame High in Powers Lake, North Dakota and graduated with High Honors from Glasgow Senior High in 1977. While attending Miles Community College in Miles City, MT from 1984-1986 she earned a degree in computer science. Afterwards, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1987. There she married Richard R. Hoffbauer. They were later divorced. They had one daughter, Barbara R. Hoffbauer. Kaycee moved to Arpan, South Dakota and later to Newell, SD.
She was an intelligent, kind, caring, dedicated, hardworking person and a wonderful mother. She loved children and animals, especially horses. She was an accomplished seamstress who won awards for her various creations. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include her father William Gail Johnson; her sisters Kelly J. Rosencranz, Kathy J. Johnson, Kollette A. Johnson; her brothers Karl O. Johnson, Kevin V. Johnson; many nieces and nephews; her daughter Barbara R. Hoffbauer; and her special friend Allen J. Youngberg.
Kaycee was preceded in death by her mother Helen C. (Clark) Johnson
A rosary will be held Sunday the 23rd at 7 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Services. The funeral will be held Monday the 24th at 10 a.m. at St. Martins Chapel in Sturgis followed by committal services at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.



Gary M. Lindley

October 1, 1951 - November 20, 2014


Service to be held:

3:30pm Sunday November 23, 2014


Gary M. Lindley, 63, Newell, died, Thursday November 20, 2014, at Belle Fourche Healthcare.

Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Sunday November 23, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm at the Hope Cemetery in Newell with Pastor Sean Carney officiating.

Gary was born in Westbrook, Minnesota to October 1, 1951 to Alfred M. and Phyllis J (Peterson) Lindley. He played softball in school and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1969.

Gary was a Master Mason, working in Phoenix, Arizona for 6 years until moving to the Newell area about 30 years ago. He worked on the observatory at Mt. Rushmore, Main Street in Deadwood and also on the Highway in Gillette, WY among other major projects in the area. He was a lifelong outdoorsman, and especially loved hunting and fishing in the Black Hills Area, taking every opportunity to be outside enjoying nature.

He is survived by his son, Zane Lindley, Whitewood, Sister Judy (Jim) VanMaasdam, Gibbon, MN, brother Tom Lindley, Northome, MN, good friends Brett and Cathy Reller, St. Onge, one grandson Landon Lindley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.



Richard Henry Braaton

April 11, 1951 - November 14, 2014


Service to be held:

11:00 am Friday November 21, 2014


Richard Henry Braaton, 63, Vale, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at his residence.

A time of remembrance will be held Friday, November 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Vale Community Center.



Patricia "Pat" Furze

March 4, 1916 - November 16, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 am Thursday November 20, 2014


Patricia “Pat” Furze, 98, Lead, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
Visitation will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from noon to 3:00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lead. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lead with Father Peter Kovarik and Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery near Lead.
Pat was born in Lead on March 4, 1916, to Herman and Marguerite (Connell) Stromer. She attended grade school at the South Lead School, Mt. Carmel Academy in Sausalito, CA, and St. Patrick’s Grade School in Lead, where she graduated from eighth grade. She studied for her first three years of high school at St. Brigid’s High School in San Francisco, CA, and then returned to Lead High School for her senior year, graduating with the class of 1933. After graduation, she took classes in typing, shorthand, and accounting at Lead High School.
She met Wallace “Wally” Furze at the beginning of her senior year in the fall of 1932, and they were a couple for the next 76 years. They were married at St. Patrick’s Church in Lead on June 6, 1940.
When Wally was drafted into the Army Air Force in World War II, Pat took over his job as the corporation accountant for Black Hills Amusement Company in Lead, which operated nine movie theaters in the Black Hills area. Wally eventually was assigned to a military post in Santa Monica, CA, so Pat joined him there and obtained a civil service job as a secretary to Major R. Kirk Underhill in both business and military correspondence as well as an accountant for the Army Air Force Western Technical Training Command headquarters.
After the war, Pat and Wally returned to Lead, and their son, Barry was born in 1946. Although Pat did not work outside the home after that, she was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Lead Country Club, and she supported Wally in his many professional and community activities.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Barry Furze of Sturgis, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally in 2008, her parents, and maternal grandparents, all of Lead; her paternal grandparents of Nebraska; and by all her aunts and uncles.
A memorial has been established to St. Patrick’s Church in Lead.