Obituaries
     
   
     

Rhoda L. Martzell

May 12, 1939 - June 29, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Thursday July 2, 2015 at Mountain Lawn Cemetery Lead, SD

 


Rhoda L. Martzell, Rapid City, was born May 12, 1939 and passed away June 29 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her 3 daughters; Kim E. (Brad) Canfield of Rapid City South Dakota, Robin M. (Stefan) Aleksevitch of Prospect, Kentucky, and Rachel James of Rapid City South Dakota. Grandchildren; Brandon Kirk, Mallory Brei, Alycia Rodman, Kayla Rowen, Hannah Aleksevitch, Stefan Aleksevitch and Grace Aleksevitch.

Private Burial will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lead South Dakota on Thursday, July 2.

 

     
   
     

Larry Eugene Nelson

April 3, 1944 - June 29, 2015

 

Service to be held:

10 a.m. Thursday July 2, 2015

 

Larry E. Nelson, 71, Sturgis, SD, died June 29, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, July 2, at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2040 Vista Hills Place, Spearfish, followed by lunch at the church. Interment will follow at 1:30 pm at the Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors.
Larry Eugene Nelson was born April 3, 1944, in Hettinger, ND, to Marinus & Ida (Jernberg) Nelson. He was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Spearfish. He married Norma Blakeman on March 20, 1965, while in the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the Army, Larry & Norma and their family resided in Sturgis until the present.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Norma; his children: Larry Lee (Kim) Nelson, James (Sara) Nelson, Tina (Clint) Brengle, Nicole (Kevin) Forrester, Michael (Shelli) Nelson, David Nelson, Leslee (Curt) Wood, Chanda (Preston) Findley, Laurie (Jamie) McVay, all of Sturgis, SD, Colleen (Mike) Grant of Henderson, CO, and Kristi (Mato) Standing High of Rapid City, SD; 34 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Diana Nelson Toft, Belvidere, IL, and a host of friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws James & Pearl Blakeman, two granddaughters, Ashley Nelson and Starr Standing High, and a brother-in-law, Bill Blakeman.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Spearfish.

 

     
   
     

Robert M. Bender

July 30, 1927 - June 21, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.

 

Robert Milton Bender went to be with his Heavenly Father on Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, at David M. Dorsett Senior Care in Spearfish at the age of 87..
Bob was born in 1927 in Oconomowoc, WI, to Walter and Helen Bender. He served in the navy and on his return went to school at Waldorf Junior College in Forest City, IA. It was here he met his bride, Marilyn Graeber. Shortly after their marriage in 1951 he was called back into service during the Korean War. When he came home he finished his studies at Luther College and the University of Iowa, getting his degree at the School of Social Work. He went on to work at Lutheran Social Services in Des Moines, IA, and then The Department of Veterans Affairs. It was during his time with the VA that the Bender family moved to Fort Meade, SD. After his retirement from the VA, Bob and Marilyn moved to Sturgis.
Bob loved his God, his family, his country and his horses (although there were times when the family wasn't sure if the horses didn’t rank ahead of them!) He was a loving husband and father; showing his love in many ways each day: from building tree forts and swings, to helping with their high school productions and scout troops. He even found time to write a secret letter from a favorite super hero that would mysteriously find its way into a bedroom! In the community, he was active in Community Theater, both in Sturgis and Rapid City, community concerts, the Fort Meade horse club, and the local 4-Wheelers club. He was always ready to lend his booming voice to a community cause.
He’s survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn; children, Laurie (Phil) Bangs of Ashland, OR, Rob (Georgia) Bender of Valley Springs, SD, and Randy (Elvira) Bender of Sturgis; and brothers, Wally and John Bender. He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis with Pastor Henrique Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given to the Old Fort Meade Museum, Fort Meade, SD.

 

     
   
     

Eino Robert Jernberg

June 9, 1919 - May 6, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Burial At A Later Date

 

Eino Robert Jernberg was born June 9, 1919 in rural Bullock, SD and was the youngest of nine children of John and Annie (Herrala) Jernberg. He attended Bullock School. When a young man, Robert moved to Montana and then on to Washington for jobs with road construction. Later, he moved to California where his work led him overseas and to many countries. During his most recent years, Robert lived in Reno, NV before moving to Spearfish, SD. He passed away at the David M. Dorsett Care Center on May 6, 2015. Burial will be at the Hett Cemetery in rural Buffalo, SD. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Annie Jernberg; brothers John Hubert Jernberg, Matt Jernberg, and Innes Jernberg; and sisters Maria Alina Koski, Julia Katka, Elma Furze, Elsa Esther Craig, and Ida Gunderson, nephew Marvin Katka, and nieces Loretta Lundby, Myrtle Bowers, and Darlene Koski. Survivors include nephews and nieces Thomas Koski, Donald Koski, Barbara Wilen, Norma Hoffman, Anna Kenoyer, Clarence Koski, Joyce Katka, Philip John Furze, Larry Nelson, and Diana Toft along with friends and extended family members.

 

     
   
     

Deborah "Deb" Brengle

June 19, 1956 - June 17, 2015

 

Service to be held:

At her request none are planned

 

Deborah L "Deb" Brengle was born in Sturgis, SD, on June 19, 1956, to Helen (Smith) and Gary Brengle. Deb spent most of her early years in the Buffalo, SD, area, graduating from Buffalo High School in 1974.
After high school Deb held various jobs beginning at the Oasis Café in Buffalo, the Red Owl Grocery in Bowman, ND, Lumber Store in Hulett, WY, James Photography in Gillette, , and managed the Horseshoe Bar in Buffalo. Deb also worked for the Harding County Highway Department, operated a scraper for D&S Construction, managed the Buffalo Motel, worked at the Farm Services Agency for several years, and most recently Buffalo Ranch Supply, and sold Avon in Buffalo.
Deb married Sonny Nation on December 13, 2002, after many years together. He passed away in July, 2009.
Deb had a unique outlook on life, at least on the outside. She identified with the "Maxine" cartoons, which were her signature philosophy. Friends looked forward to her "Maxine saying of the day" on Facebook or what message her t-shirt might sport.
Deb was a very colorful and resilient individualist with a kind and generous heart. Her greatest concern was always for those she loved. She spent her life caring for others beginning with her "son" Steve Nation, her parents, and the lights of her life, her granddaughters.
Deb passed away in Sturgis at the home of her cousin, where she was receiving hospice care, on June 17, 2015.
Survivors include her mother, Helen Brengle, Gillette, WY; her son, Steve (Stormi) Nation, Buffalo, SD; granddaughters, Skyler and Sorrell Nation; sister, Terry (Tim) Augare, Anaconda, MT; brother, Shannon (Dawn) Brengle, Gillette; special friend, Quinten Strand; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her father, Gary; her grandparents; and a nephew, Levi Augare.
At her request no services will be held.

 

     
   
     

Jeannette Joan Kolb

August 9, 1933 - June 18, 2015

 

Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. Monday June 22, 2015

 


Jeannette Joan Shelstad was born in Lemmon, SD, on August 9, 1933. She was the youngest of 2 children born to Martin and Hazel (Larson) Shelstad. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Spearfish, SD, Thursday, June 18, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Jeannette was raised and educated in Bison, SD. She attended grades 1-12 in Bison and graduated from Bison High School in 1951. During her school years, she was active in music and sports. She was baptized and confirmed in the American Lutheran Church in Bison.
She married Walter Kolb, also of Bison, on March 23, 1954, in Rapid City, SD, and made their home in Bison.
During World War II, she spent the summer of 1941 in Portland, OR, with her family, where her father, Martin, worked in the shipyards to help with the war effort. She recalled picking berries with her mother and sister during the picking season.
After high school, Jeannette went to work for the Production Marketing Administration (PMA) in Bison, which later became the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). She later went to work for the Farm Home Administration (FHA) also in Bison. She left the FHA 1959 to raise a family and work with her husband in the family business. For 34 years, they operated and later owned the Standard Oil bulk dealership in Bison. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a volunteer with the Bison Ambulance.
Walt and Jeannette retired in 1987 and moved to Spearfish, SD. There Jeannette was active in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Hospital Auxiliary, Cornet Club, St. Paul Lutheran quilters and the Lawrence County Republican Women. They spent many winters traveling to warmers areas south, mostly in Arizona.
She is survived by her husband, Walter of Spearfish; son, Perry (Rebecca) Kolb of Sioux Falls, SD; son, Alan (Roberta) of Spearfish; daughter, Kristie (Troy) Nedved of Highlands Ranch, CO; seven grandchildren, Jordan Kolb, Haleigh Kolb and Grant Kolb of Sioux Falls, Tracy Kolb, Kevin Kolb and Lorie Kolb of Spearfish and Riley Nedved of Highlands Ranch, CO; and 1 great-grandchild, Connor Kolb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Hazel Shelstad; a sister, Dorothy Shelstad; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Spearfish. Committal services follow at 1:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Memorials have been established to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Spearfish and Hospice of the Northern Hills.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Evelyn Halbmaier Pottorf

August 28, 1915 - June 13, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Evelyn Pottorf was born August 28, 1915, at the home of William and Martha Halbmaier. The home was located a few miles south of Holstein, NE. She went to join her heavenly family on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Chandler, AZ.
On March 10, 1929, she came with her parents and their siblings to a farm north of Vale, SD. She completed her 8th grade at the country school of Riggs. There she met her future husband, James Pottorf. After the 8th grade, she wanted to continue her education. Things looked pretty bleak but her dad loved to fish and while fishing at Orman Dam, struck up a conversation with Mr. H. S. Burger, Superintendent of Deadwood High School. Mr. Burger was looking for someone to help with their young family. It was there that she worked for room and board until she completed High School in 1935. She then went on to nursing school and got her degree in 1938.
On October 28, 1939, she married James Pottorf in Deadwood. After their marriage, his job took them to Pennsylvania, New York, and they finally landed in Lansing, IL. After several years, they moved to Portland, OR, where they later retired. After retirement, she spent her summers in Sturgis and winters in Quartzsite, AZ.
Evelyn was a lifelong lover of sewing, knitting, and crocheting, even teaching others. In her later years, she and her husband became avid "rock hounds" and after retirement, made jewelry with the many gems they found and refined.
She is survived by her four children, Jerry (Sharon) Pottorf, Lynwood, IL, Jean (Hugh) Bartlett, Miles River, NC, Dan (Stephanie) Pottorf, Chandler, AZ, and Bob (Christine) Pottorf, Houston, TX. She had 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Mailloux.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 19, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Bear Butte Cemetery with Pastor Gerald Meadows officiating. Family and friends may gather at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Ernestine Trevillyan Ledyard

March 28, 1919 - June 13, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Ernestine Trevillyan Ledyard, 96, Sturgis, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with refreshments to follow.
Ernestine was born March 28, 1919, to William Earl and Orpha Belle (Collins) Trevillyan in Whitewood, SD. She attended grades 1 – 8 at Empire School near Vale and graduated from from Vale High School in 1936.
She married Ormond Leroy Ledyard on December 13, 1940, in Deadwood, SD. They had three children. She and Ormond lived in Deadwood, Lead, and Sturgis most of their lives. She retired from Lead School System where she was employed as a custodian for many years.
Ernestine put in thousands of hours for RSVP and spent most of those volunteer hours at the Sturgis Senior Center. She loved sewing, embroidery, reading, doing word puzzles, baking, cooking, going on outings, and traveling. She walked for exercise until she was 95 ˝ years old.
Her favorite thing was spending time with family and friends. Her family will remember her as a very special, kind, caring, and funny person with a great sense of humor. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by two daughters and one son, Sharon Burd, Sturgis, SD, BJ Callahan, Windsor, CO, and Ed (Carol) Ledyard, Spearfish, SD; brothers, Jim Trevillyan, Rapid City, SD, and Elmer Trevillyan, National City, CA; sister-in-law, Doreen Trevillyan, Mesa, AZ; five grandchildren, Lesley, Sidney, Penny, Paige, and Patti Jo; eight great-grandchildren, KW, Jerrod, Andrea, Jordan, Aiden, Case, Max, and Ian; two great-great-grandchildren, Katie and Sage; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ormond Ledyard; her parents, Bill and Orpha Trevillyan; brother and his wife, Ralph and Marge Trevillyan and their son and daughter, Tod and Eileen; sister-in-law, Edna Trevillyan; and two son-in-laws, Kenneth Burd and Daniel Callahan.
A memorial has been established to the Sturgis Senior Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com

 

     
   
     

Dean Elliot Oliver

May 15, 1932 - June 11, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

 

Dean Elliot Oliver, 83, of Newell, SD, died June 11, 2015, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Sturgis.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Austin Auditorium in Newell with Pastor Sean Carney officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery, Newell.
Dean was born May 15, 1932, to Kenneth and Edna (Remington) Oliver in New Underwood, SD. Dean went to country school and then on to Sturgis High School. He married Phyllis McMains right out of high school in December of 1950 (60 years of wedded bliss).
The couple moved to the Newell area in 1952, bought a small farm, and over the years, expanded to a well-known farming/ranching operation along the Belle Fourche River south of Newell. They raised sheep, cattle, alfalfa hay, and kids. Those kids were Deb, Darla, Randy, Patty, and Penny.
For 25 years, Dean ran an excavation business in the community doing various projects for area farmers and ranchers while trying to build up the farm and ranch at the same time. He also invested himself in the community by serving as a 4-H leader, serving on the Newell School Board, and as a member of the Federal Land Bank board at various times.
Dean loved family and enjoyed having his grandkids and great-grandkids around him. We will miss his sense of humor and love of life.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Phyllis; his children, Debbie (Dave) Streets, Custer, SD, Darla (Tim) Creal, Tampa, FL, Randy (Connie) Oliver, Newell, SD, Patty (Carl) Sauer, Benton, LA, and Penny (Mike) Masters, Rapid City, SD; 2 sisters, Jeanne Pittman, Whitewood, SD, and Darlene Guthrie, Little Rock, AR; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carroll Oliver; a sister, Wilda Bachand; and an infant granddaughter, Jane Elizabeth Sauer.
A memorial has been established to the Newell Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

     
   
     

Earland "Earl" Rose

May 26, 1956 - May 27, 2015

 

Service to be held:

2:00 pm Saturday June 20, 2015

 

Earland Elmer Rose, 59, left for his favorite beach on May 27, 2015.

Earl was born on May 26, 1956, in Warner Robins, GA, to Robert and Gladys (Bostic) Rose. He grew up in Sturgis, SD, graduating from Brown High School in 1974. He attended Black Hills State College and the University of South Dakota. His son Ryan was born in 1989 from his union with Coreen Papike.

Usually while wearing shades, Earl’s passion for fun in the sun led him to be a Terry Peak ski instructor & lifetime skier, and a lover of the ocean, fishing, surfing and beaches worldwide. He was a wheeler and dealer of cool cars, motorcycles, houses and guitars. His creative talents were embodied in his work as an artist, jeweler and carpenter, as well as an irreverent nicknamer of everyone he met.

Earl is survived by his son Ryan Rose, his sister Rolane (Frank) Gengler, his brother Bob (Sharon) Rose, special friend Victoria Sharp, all of Rapid City SD, niece Amelia Rose and nephews Jeff Gengler, Scott Gengler and Thane Rose, not to mention countless friends everywhere.

True to Earl’s fun-loving soul, the public is invited to a celebration of his life at the Terry Peak Stewart Lodge on Saturday June 20th starting at 2pm. Musician friends are invited to bring their instruments for a jam, plus additional music, cash bar, food and stories will be shared. As Earl would say, "No Worries!"

 

     
   
     

Mardella LaVerne "Mardy" Maakestad

March 4, 1928 - June 10, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Monday, June 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Mardella "Mardy" L. Maakestad, 87, Sturgis, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor John Tesnow officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Mardella LaVerne Maakestad was born March 4, 1928, to John and Mabel Dietzel in Alexandria, SD. Mardella married Kenneth Maakestad on December 24, 1944, at Camp Bowie, TX.
Mardy was always there for her family and friends. She was a homemaker all her life. She could make something fabulous out of nothing whether it be food, clothing, or toys for the kids. She loved baking, crafts, sewing, her back yard, driving through the hills, and the holidays, especially SANTA CLAUS.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Kenneth Maakestad; seven children, Jim (Barb) Maakestad, Sheridan, WY, Connie (Stan) Holmes, Abilene, KS, Sheila (Bill) Limbo, Sturgis, SD, Ken Maakestad, TX, Scott (RuthAnn) Maakestad, Littleton, CO, Dawn Wagness, Sturgis, SD, and Tim Maakestad, Gillette, WY; one sister, Bev Dietzel, Billings, MT; eleven grandkids; twenty-two great-grandkids; seven great-great-grandkids; and her wonderful neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one grandson.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Thomas Morrison

April 25, 1947 - June 7, 2015

 

Service to be held:

10:00 am Friday, June 26, 2015

 

Tom Morrison, age 68, Rapid City, died peacefully at home with his wife on June 7, 2015.
Thomas Wesley Morrison was born to Craig and Florence (Mitchell) Morrison on April 25, 1947, in Fairfield, IA. He lived in Keosauqua, IA, until his family moved to Cresco, IA, in 1959. He attended Crestwood High School where he lettered in three sports and was a member of the All State Band as a saxophonist. He graduated in 1965 and attended North Iowa Area Community College and the University of Iowa. In 1968, Tom joined the Army National Guard and served until 1974.
During college, he worked at JC Penney and fell in love with the retail business. In July of 1968, he began his management career with JC Penney in Ironwood, MI. Tom married his high school sweetheart, Margaret (Margie) Johnson on September 14, 1968. His career took them from Ironwood to LaCrosse, WI, where their daughter, Angela, was born, then to Brainerd, MN, where their son, Max, was born. They moved to Plymouth, MN, in 1977 and Tom spent almost 20 years of his career in the Minneapolis area, holding management positions in 3 stores and at the District Office. He and Margie moved to Butte, MT, in 1996 and to Rapid City, SD, in 1998 where Tom was the Store Manager until his retirement in 2007. He was very proud to have earned the Chairman’s Award in 2003.
Tom was very civic-minded. He was active in the Jaycees in Ironwood, coached youth football, basketball and baseball in Minnesota, and served on several boards while living in Rapid City. He was a board member of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce where he was Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee, was a board member at Arrowhead Country Club and was instrumental in coordinating their remodel project. He was also on the Pro-Am committee and served as Co-Chairman. He was an Honorary Commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base and was on the committee for the Black Hills Works Golf Tournament. He served on the South Dakota Retailers Board for 8 years and especially enjoyed being the Chairman in 2007. He served on the Rapid City Regional Hospital Board of Directors and the Regional Health Board of Trustees. At the time that he had to resign for health reasons in April 2014, he was serving as the Chairman of the Regional Health Board of Trustees.
He loved children and truly enjoyed being a part of Junior Achievement, being a celebrity reader at an elementary school and playing Santa at the Children’s Home.
Tom was instrumental in bringing the ALS Association to Western South Dakota and was the top fund raiser for Rapid City’s first Walk to Defeat ALS held in June of 2014. He was happy to have been a part of raising money to allow others with ALS the opportunity to receive help from the Association. In his last act of charity, he donated his body to ALS research being conducted at the Boston VA.
Tom often stated that he loved people. He enjoyed helping customers and helping his staff learn more about the retail business. He was a great encourager and especially liked helping develop athletic skills in the kids that he coached both formally and informally. He was very proud of his children, his nieces and nephews and especially his grandchildren who could always bring a smile to his face. He was very loyal to his friends. His fishing buddies and his Burgundy buddies were considered to be his brothers. Golf was his great love and the friends that he met on the golf course were the best.
Tom was passionate about his job, his family, his friends and his God. When diagnosed with ALS, his goal was to live as long and as normally as possible. He was not ready to leave this world but when he knew that he must, he said,” It’s ok. I’m going to Paradise.” God’s speed, Tom! We love you all the way up to the sky! Tom asked that any memorials be directed to the Rapid City Walk to Defeat ALS in Tom’s name in care of Chelsea Cronin, P.O. Box 2223, Sioux Falls, SD 57101.
Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents and his in-laws, Allen and Patricia Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Margie of Rapid City, SD; his daughter, Angela (Dave) Mullin of Boston, MA; his son, Max (Kimberly) of San Diego, CA; his grandchildren, Alexander and Caroline Mullin and Maya and Deacon Morrison; his parents, Craig and Flossie Morrison of Cresco, IA; his sisters, Susan (Steve) Norland of Canton, CT, Trish (Rodney) Culbert of Watertown, MN, and Mary Morrison of Iowa City, IA; his brothers-in-law, Barry Johnson of Cresco, IA, and Scott (Lorie) Johnson of Kendallville, IA; and his sister-in-law, Gail (Bob) Beermann of Indianola, IA; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
A time of remembrance will be 4:00-7:00 pm, Thursday June 25, 2015 at the Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City.
Memorial services will be 10:00 am Friday June 26, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, 629 Kansas City St, Rapid City, with Pastor Greg Kroger Officiating.

 

     
   
     

Anne Marie Morman

January 12, 1962 - June 7, 2015

 

Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Friday June 12, 2015

 

Anne Marie Morman, 53, of Rapid City and formerly of Aberdeen, SD, and Sturgis, SD, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Anne was born January 12, 1962, in Deadwood, SD, to Dale Morman and Mary Ann Rasmussen, both of Sturgis. The third of four children, Anne was an enthusiastic participant in life, involving herself endlessly in a wide variety of activities from barrel racing and lifeguarding to Junior Auxiliary Club and Girl Scouts. She helped build hiking trails and overlooks on Bear Butte, near Sturgis, during her time with the Youth Conservation Corps. She graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1980 and received an Associate's Degree in Business from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, in 1982.
In 1981, Anne married Daniel P. Zerr of Aberdeen, SD. Together they had two children, Erica and Tony. She volunteered at the Aberdeen Area Humane Society as a foster-care provider for animals. In her professional life, she worked at Student Loan Finance Corporation for nearly 20 years, leaving to start her own business in downtown Aberdeen. The family took many trips to the Black Hills, enjoying hiking, camping, and exploring. She lived in Aberdeen for 28 years before moving back to the Black Hills.
Anne was preceded in death by her brother, Brian Morman, and father, Dale Morman, both of Sturgis.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann (Richard) Rasmussen of Sturgis; daughter, Erica Zerr (Gabriel Brummett) of Eau Claire, WI; son, Tony (Ashley) Zerr of Redfield, SD; sister, Patricia Ashley of Sturgis, SD; brother, Greg (Stacy) Morman of Rapid City; six grandchildren, Damion, Erielle, Kingston, Ziah, Cassidy, and Burley; and her partner, Ron Kenyon, of Rapid City.
A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Battle Mountain Humane Society of Hot Springs, SD.

 

     
   
     

Eugene "Gene" William Stafford

May 24, 1945 - June 7, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

 

Eugene "Gene" W. Stafford, 70, of Sturgis, SD, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30 AM at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard.
Eugene William Stafford was born May 24, 1945, in Elkton, SD. In 1950, the family moved to Sturgis where Gene attended school, graduating from Sturgis Brown High School. Gene entered the U.S. Army in 1966, serving for three years before being honorably discharged in 1969 as a Sergeant. Gene worked for many years throughout the Black Hills as a grocery manager.
Gene was an avid hunter, fisherman, and camper who loved to spend time with his family and friends.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Gleva Stafford; sons, Asa (Kimberly) Stafford and their three children and son, Zac (Peggy Sue) Hart and their two children; two sisters, Marge and Mary; along with other extended family & friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa & Myrtle Stafford.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Hartson Deryl Schuetzle

March 9, 1935 - May 29, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

 

Hartson Deryl Schuetzle, 80, Sturgis, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at his residence in Sturgis.
Hartson was born March 9, 1935, at Mound City, SD, to Jacob and Martha (Ritter) Schuetzle. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural country school. After completing his education, he returned home to work on the family farm. He married Annette Mauch on December 18, 1957.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served his country honorably from 1958 until 1960. He returned home where he continued to farm and ranch until his retirement. He lived in Herreid, SD, until moving to Sturgis.
Hartson was a lifelong fan of hunting and fishing. He enjoyed horse racing and trips to Deadwood. He was active his entire life.
Survivors include his daughter, Kim Goehring, Denver, CO; son, David Schuetzle, Buffalo, MN; brothers, Tim Schuetzle, Cedar Rapids, IA, Gary Schuetzle, Northfield, MN, and Clayton Schuetzle, Clinton, IA; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and five brothers.
Committal services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Harley Darwin Greenwaldt

January 31, 1935 - May 31, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Kinkade Funeral Chapel

 

Harley D. Greenwaldt, 80, of Box Elder, SD, passed away peacefully May 31, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital with his loving wife, Helen, and other loving family members by his side.
A visitation will begin at 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 2, with services beginning at 7:00 PM at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, 1235 Junction Ave., Sturgis. Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Harley Darwin Greenwaldt was born January 31, 1935, in Parkers Prairie, MN, to Walter and Violet (Wright) Greenwaldt. He was a very proud retired veteran from the U.S.A.F., having served in both Vietnam and Korea. His assignments included being assigned as the refueling crew chief for Air Force One, which was assigned to President John F. Kennedy. Harley was also a part of the dedication and naming of Ellsworth AFB by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Harley married Helen Dianne "Toots" Foster in 1980 in Box Elder.
Harley was the past president of the Ellsworth and Box Elder Lion's Clubs, and was a member of the American Legion Post 315 in Box Elder. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved being outdoors.
Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Helen "Toots" Greenwaldt; son, Terry (Kathi) Greenwaldt; daughters, Kathy (Doug) Woolridge and Debbie Greenwaldt; step-sons, Clifford & Kelly Foster; brothers, Roger, Robert, Archie, and Tom; sisters, Marion and Margie; a host of loving cousins and grandkids; and his ex-wife and friend, Marlene Moon. He is also survived by a large posse of friends and hunting buddies. He will be missed by many and loved by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harley's name to your local American Legion.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Frederick "Fred" Cha

May 27, 1923 - November 28, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015

 

Frederick "Fred" Cha, 91, Sturgis, died Friday, November 28, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Long Term Care.
Graveside services were 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.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor David Baer officiating.
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 January 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, Joe, Lawrence, and John.
Memorials have been established to the Wounded Warrior Project and Sturgis Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Walter Erwin Sundstrom

May 12, 1938 - May 26, 2015

 

Service to be held:

2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015

 

Walter E. Sundstrom, 77, of Nisland, SD, died May 26, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Walter Erwin Sundstrom was born May 12, 1938 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Charles and Eulalia (Wier) Sundstrom. Walt grew up in Mud Butte, graduating from high School in Newell.
Walt was a member of the I.B.E.W., and traveled several states doing power lineman work. In his spare time, he could be found fishing, hunting or collecting rocks.
He will be sorely missed by his sons, Blaine (Lori) Sundstrom of Billings, MT, Charles Sundstrom of Huntley, MT and Guy (Alaloa) Sundstrom of Worden, MT; 4 grand- sons; 1 granddaughter; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 4 sisters and other extended family & friends.
A celebration of Walter's life will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 pm at the Belle Fourche City Park. Condolences may be made to the family at kinkadefunerals.com

 

     
   
     

Hazel Erika Kessler

January 27, 1924 - May 26, 2015

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

 

Hazel Erika Kessler, 91, of Buffalo, WY, left this world to meet her Savior May 24, 2015, at the Johnson County Healthcare center.
Hazel was born January 27, 1924, in Fruitdale, SD, to Oscar A. and Selma E. Balo. She and her twelve siblings were raised in the Spearfish area where she completed her education in the eleventh grade. In 1942, she married Kenneth Edwards and soon began her cosmetology career, working for Nick Taylor in Spearfish for a short time, then opening her own salon in Lead.
Hazel married Everett "Glen" Kessler August 19, 1951, and he became a cosmetologist as well. They operated their salons in Spearfish and also began the board and care business, both of which they continued for 15 years in their home in Spearfish and another 15 years in their home in Story, WY, retiring when they were both 74 years old. In Spearfish, they also provided foster care for children and mentoring for juvenile delinquents who had paid their debt to society and needed to learn how to work and care for themselves in the world. In both communities, they were hairdressers in the nearby nursing homes and veteran's home.
Throughout her life, Hazel pursued her interests with unrelenting energy, enthusiasm, and joy. These included bowling – she was a city champion in Spearfish; horseback riding which she learned to love on the ranch as a child – she especially liked to enter the local races which she often won; hunting – she was an expert hunter having much success with both large and small game as well as birds; painting – taking classes and producing many paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, and water color which she shared with family members; playing the organ and piano to entertain the residents and family she cared for and later at Grace Chapel; sewing – making clothing for her family, quilts, and many other useful items; gardening – tending flower gardens everywhere she lived and often creating flower arrangements for the altar at Grace Chapel.
Hazel found time to become involved in her communities in many capacities such as teaching Sunday School, volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician and as an adult literacy tutor, as a Foster Grandparent in the school and with Mothers of Preschoolers, and singing with the "Sheridanaires" group. She took advantage of opportunities to learn and grow as they arose including completion of the Dale Carnegie Course which she took with her son, Royce, the Toastmistress organization, studying with various artists, even trying her hand at sculpting and ceramics.
Hazel taught her children that they must have the courage to pursue their passions, to live life with enthusiasm, and to never say the word "can't." She loved to play games, both indoors and outdoors, with her family. She would gracefully "beat the socks off" of us all and inspire us to keep trying. The most important gift Hazel shared was her never-ending laughter. Anyone who ever met her knew her joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; six sisters; and her daughter, Helen Patricia Jacobs.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Glen Kessler of Buffalo; one son, Royce Kessler of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Dalreen Kessler of Buffalo and Melonie Arzy of Sheridan; eight grandchildren, Shane Oliphant, Ann-erika Whitebird, Raina Cain, Aubrey Kessler, Charles Kessler, Ethan Kessler, Erika Franks, and TC Arzy; as well as six great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be held at Grace Chapel in Story, WY, on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dill officiating. Cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow at a later date in the Whitewood Cemetery, Whitewood, SD.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

 

     
   
     

Glenn W. Fogelman

July 11, 1933 - May 24, 2015

 

Service to be held:

1:00 pm Thursday May 28, 2015

 

Glenn William Fogelman, 81, Sturgis and formerly of Opal, SD, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home in Sturgis.
Glenn was born July 11, 1933, at Parker, SD, to Ernest and Fannie (Devires) Fogelman. He grew up at Chancellor, SD.
Glenn married Margaret Lou Jerman on February 25, 1954, in Parker. They lived in Georgia while Glenn was in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1955. Glenn and Margaret moved to Chanceller, SD, and farmed in Turner County until 1971. They bought a ranch near Opal in 1971 where they raised four children. Glenn and Margaret were active neighbors in the community with Glenn serving a time as Manager of the Opal Hall and was on the Volunteer Fire Department. Together, they sold the ranch in September of 2013 and moved to Sturgis.
Glenn and Margaret had been active members of the Church of Christ in Faith for many years and Glenn went on to preach at the Prairie City Church of Christ for 23 years. They joined the Church of Christ in Sturgis in 2013.
Glenn is survived by sons, David (Barbara) Fogelman, Hamilton, TX, and Brian (Cheri) Fogelman, Aledo, TX; daughter, Gwen Miller, Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren; two step-grandsons; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and one sister, Erma Beaner, Humbolt, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret and son, Daniel Fogelman.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday May 27, 2015 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Sturgis Church of Christ with Pastor Calvin Chapman officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established to the Kawasaki Disease Foundationat www.kdfoundation.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.