Obituaries
     
   
     

Juliette Josephine Epple

August 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 2:30 p.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 2:30 pm. 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.

 

     
   
     

Larry Frederic Hanson

August 11, 1947 - August 17, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Larry died on August 17, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital after fighting a fast fight with colon cancer.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.
Larry Frederic Hanson was born on August 11, 1947, to Fred and Joyce (Chafee) Hanson. He grew up on the original homestead of his grandparents north of Sturgis. Larry attended rural elementary school before going into Sturgis and graduating from Sturgis High School. He went on to obtain a business degree from Black Hills State University in Spearfish.
Larry worked at the Sturgis Police Department as Chief of Police, the Sundance Hospital as an administrator, the Gillette Hospital as assistant administrator and EMT, and at Job Services in Rapid City. He then obtained his real estate license and worked for Lewis and Kirkeby in Rapid City, Ferguson Realty in Sturgis, and finally as a broker/realtor for Hanson Realty and Auction Service. Feeling the “itch” one more time, he bought a semi and started hauling hay and cattle with his son Bret. That one truck led him to a lifetime of love for trucking with Larry Hanson trucking. Larry also tried his hand at racing cars with his brother Bruce.
Larry loved spending time at his grandkids’ sporting events. When he wasn’t in the truck he could be found at motocross races, soccer games, rodeos, wrestling tournaments, basketball games, and track meets. He also had a passion for going to auctions and collecting paintings and coins. Actually, he had a passion for collecting anything!
He is survived by his children, Bret Hanson, Brenda Cassen, and Fathom Jensen; his brother, Bruce Hanson, Riverton, WY; his sister, Pam Leeper, Sheridan, WY; nine grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frederic Hanson and Joyce Miller; his brother, Freddy Lee Hanson; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

     
   
     

George Millin

March 14, 1938 - August 18, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00am

 

George Elton Millin, 76, Whitewood, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Pastor Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with Sturgis Veteran’s Honor Guard providing military honors. Visitation will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
George was born on March 14, 1938, in Sturgis to George and Maud (Lettau) Millin. He grew up in Sturgis where he attended school and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1956. From 1956 to 1961, he worked for Gram's Sawmill. In November 1961, he entered the U.S. Army and following his discharge in 1963, he returned to Sturgis where he worked for Sturgis Redi Mix. He then married Darlene J. Brieher in Sturgis on June 24, 1967. Following their marriage, they moved to Whitewood where they continued to live. In 1972, he went to work for Whitewood Post and Pole until 1979. He then worked for American Colliod, and in January 1981, went to work for Homestake Mining Company. He met Raynette, his loving companion and friend. She brought love and joy to his life and he enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family.
He was a member of the Whitewood Fire Department, the National Rifleman's Association, and the Sturgis American Legion. He also took great pride in caring for the Whitewood Cemetery. His many favorite things were camping, fishing, hunting, four wheeling, coffeeing in Whitewood, auctions, and just cowboying” in life.
George is survived by his daughters, Calyne (John) Starling, Randle, WA, Darceen (Len) Mitchell, Whitewood, Sheryl (Ron) Holman, Whitewood, Jacque (Rod) Williams, Spearfish, and Twyla (Todd) Millin Hansen, Pierre; eleven grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Darlene; brother, Hugh; an infant son; and an infant sister.
A memorial has been established to the South Dakota Lung Association and VA Hospice.

 

     
   
     

Robert "Bob" Steinmetz

September 10, 1929 - August 18, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

 

Robert "Bob" Dale Steinmetz, 84, Hot Springs, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Herbert Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard. Visitation will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 8:00am to time of service.
Bob was born in Sheridan, Wyoming to Jake and Mary (Taylor) Steinmetz. He grew up there and attended school to the 5th grade until he went to work for area ranches. He joined the Army and served from 1950 to 1953. He then joined the Navy and served until the end of his military career in 1960. He married Janice Jay Tanner in Billings, Montana on January 5, 1964. Bob obtained his GED in 1979, and finished his law enforcement education in 1980. He went on to serve as a police officer for five years at the rank of sergeant. He continued to work for ranches and eventually obtained the title of Ranch Manager. He was also a very skilled builder and carpenter, and worked in logging for a short time.
Bob liked to play all sorts of instruments, especially the accordion and steel guitar, and could do it all by ear. He also liked to sing, hunt, fish, cut firewood, tell stories, watch western movies, work, and was very artistic in many areas such as leather tooling and ceramic. He was a very friendly man with a very active personality. Bob was a good family man, taking time to enjoy everything there was to enjoy with his grandchildren. He also had a love for animals, especially dogs, and thoroughly enjoyed the occasional strawberry milkshake. He will also be remembered as a man that taught others well, including teaching irrigation to some members of the family.
He is survived by his two sons, Luke (Nina) Steinmetz, and Lucky Steinmetz; sister, Katherine (Duane) Odegard; his loyal dog, Lucy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob is preceded by his parents; his wife; brothers, Jake and Jerry; sister, Pat; and an infant daughter, Robin.
A memorial has been established to the Rambouillet Sheep Futurity Show.

 

     
   
     

Michele M. Howe

January 3, 1963 - August 13, 2014

 

Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

Michele M. Howe, 51, Rapid City, died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at her home in Rapid City surrounded by family.
She was born January 3, 1963 at Lovelock, Nevada to Jim and Helen (Isaacson) Trainor.
She grew up in Newell, South Dakota and attended school there as well.
She married Michael Howe on December 2, 1985 at Rapid City. They lived in Rapid City throughout most of their marriage.
Michele worked at Perdue Woodworks for nearly 15 years.
She loved to be outdoors. Going camping and fishing with the family and friends was a favorite pastime.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Howe, as well as her two daughters, Carrie Alberts and Kristy Carter, and her beloved grandkids, Jazmine, Anthony and Jesse.
Committal services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Family and friends are encouraged to meet at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Casey Allen Chord

January 15, 1957 - August 7, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Casey Allen Chord passed away in Phoenix, AZ, on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the age of 57.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD at 10:00 a.m with Pastor Richard Chord officiating.
Casey was born in Cheyenne, WY, on January 15, 1957, to Everett Ellsworth Chord and LaVera Sundstrom. He graduated from Edgemont High School in 1975 and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1979. Casey relocated to the Phoenix area in 1981, and married Kari Cunningham in 1986.
Casey worked as an aeronautics engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, retiring in 2000 due to his medical condition. Before retiring, Casey traveled to Egypt, Israel, Germany and France, as well as multiple locations within the United States. Teaching guitar and music theory, Casey played guitar for his church, and pursued many other artistic endeavors.
Casey is survived by his mother, LaVera Sundstrom-Chord; wife, Kari Chord; daughter, Joyce (Richard) Gallagher; sister, Peggy (Lance) Hubbard; and grandchildren, Vincent-Riley, Celeste, Micah and Mina Gallagher.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a grandchild, Taylor.
A memorial has been established to Northern Hills Hospice.

 

     
   
     

Albert Nicholas Duprel

December 20, 1962 - August 9, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

 

Albert Nicholas Duprel, 51, passed away peacefully after a cardiac arrest at the Rapid City Regional Hospital on August 9, 2014.
Albert was born to Andrew and MaryLin (Connelly) Duprel on December 20, 1962. Albert attended the Volunteer School in the country until the 6th grade. He then continued his education in the Meade School District graduating from Sturgis Brown High School in 1981. After graduation, he continued his love of farming and ranching on the Duprel Family Ranch east of Sturgis.
In his younger years, playing darts and pool was his favorite pastime. He was on many leagues and enjoyed making friends along the way.
He married the love of his life, Judy Remington, on February 10, 1990, in Sturgis, SD. He was so proud of the 3 sons that were born from this love.
He enjoyed all of their many activities and sports over the years, with his favorite being wrestling. You could find him mat side, running a tournament, or just being an avid supporter and fan sitting in the stands. He was the President of the Sturgis AAU Youth Wrestling Club for 13 years. He also had a huge love for poker. You could find him at Cadillac Jacks in Deadwood whenever he had the extra time (and cash). He enjoyed visiting with anyone he met.
He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Judy Duprel, Sturgis; sons, Ryan Duprel, Sturgis, Dan Duprel, Rapid City, and David Duprel, Sturgis; mother, MaryLin (Bob) Anderson, Vale; brother, Allen (Lorna) Duprel, Sturgis; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cat, Schmitten.
Albert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Bernice Duprel and Mike and Martha Connelly; two brothers, Alton and Alfred Duprel; one nephew, Cody Duprel; and his father, Andy Duprel.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with a vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to the Vale Fire Department, Sturgis Wrestling, Sturgis EMS, and Sturgis Fire Department.

 

     
   
     

Bradley John Anderson

November 10, 1997 - August 8, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Bradley John Anderson, 16, Sturgis, was taken from us on August 8, 2014, in a vehicle accident near Lusk, WY.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 15, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Sturgis Brown High School with Pastor Henrique Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
He was born November 10, 1997, to Kevin and Janis (Mathis) Anderson. He lived in Viborg, SD, for his first three years and then moved with his mom and dad to Sturgis, SD. His sister, Lindsey, joined the family in 2003.
Bradley was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Viborg and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
Bradley attended SBHS in Sturgis where he would have been a junior. While in elementary and middle school, he enjoyed flag football, soccer, baseball, track, and cross country. He listened to music of all types, and played trombone in band. He also learned how to play Ironman on his electric guitar. Bradley loved his Ag classes in school and was a member of FFA, which he was elected an officer. He also had an opportunity to go to FFA National Convention in Kentucky. He received many awards in both Ag and FFA. He enjoyed shooting bow at Full Draw Archery in Whitewood and participated in state 4-H archery competition. He enjoyed deer hunting every season and working on vehicles with his dad. His favorite things to do were spending time with his friends, riding BMX bikes, long boards, and driving around in whatever vehicle was running and had gas. He also enjoyed dirt bikes, ATV’s, and 4- wheeling with his Tahoe.
He worked at The Knuckle for the last three years as well as mowed lawns and scooped snow for anyone that needed help.
Family and friends meant everything to him and he helped anyone who needed him no matter what time of day or night, he was a phone call or text away. His contagious smile and the twinkle in his baby blue eyes kept everyone wondering what he was up to or what he had already done.
Bradley will be deeply missed by his mom and dad along with his sister, Lindsey; his maternal grandmother, Elaine Mathis, Watertown; paternal grandmother, Yvonne Anderson, Viborg; aunts, Karla (Paul) Harms, Parker, Julie Anderson, Viborg, Jolene (Doug) Vavra, Winner, and Juliane (Jim) Lloyd, Watertown; uncles, Chuck (Angie) Anderson, Viborg, Jim Mathis, Mitchell, Jerry (Shelly) Mathis, Brandon, and Jason Mathis, Sioux Falls; cousins; and many more family and friends.
Bradley was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ivan Mathis, and paternal grandfather L.E. Anderson.
Love you, Be Safe!
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Pauline Corey

May 19, 1923 - July 31, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.

 

On July 31, 2014, one of this planet's nicest, kindest women, Pauline Corey, died in Sturgis, SD, with family at her side. She suddenly became ill on Tuesday and passed away on Thursday.
She was born Ellen Pauline Lindstrom on May 19, 1923, in Hamill, SD, to Ruth and Rudolph Lindstrom. She only spoke Swedish up until she attended country school and later graduated from Winner High School in 1940.
She married Orville Corey on October 4, 1946, and they farmed and raised sheep. Pauline was a bookkeeper at Nesbitt's Bottling Co. in Winner and in 1966, the family moved to Washington State after a devastating hailstorm killed hundreds of newborn lambs and ewes.
She was an accountant for the Massey Ferguson Dealership in Monroe, WA, where she retired after 20 years. She and Orville moved back to South Dakota in the fall of 1987. She was actively involved with the Senior Center in Sturgis where she became director for ten years. After Orville passed away in 2006, she moved to Heritage Acres (which she loved) and then to Foothills Assisted Living (again loving it) where she had great people caring for her day in and day out. She passed away very quickly at the Lippold Hospice Unit at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
She leaves behind her five children who were the priority in her life, Max (Liz) Corey, Dubuque, IA, Cal (Linda) Corey, Sturgis, SD, Lana (Dan) Andrews, Vale, OR, Linda (Jeff) Waltz, Colorado Springs, CO, and Paula (Mike) Schmeltzer, Sturgis; twelve grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
Her parents; brother, John; sister, Signa; and husband, Orville, preceded her in death. She will join her old friend and neighbor from Winner, Ruth Heying, who passed away on the very same day.
Visitation will be Friday, August 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Sturgis Library.

 

     
   
     

Jean Mae Andrews

May 9, 1925 - August 8, 2014

 

Service to be held:

At a later date

 

Jean Mae Andrews, 89, Sturgis, passed away peacefully at the Sturgis Regional Long Term Care Facility on August 8, 2014.
Jean was born to Archie and Hazel (Goss) Williams on May 9, 1925. Following graduation from high school she began working as a switchboard operator at the Northwestern Bell Office in Lead. Later she began working at the Miners and Merchants Bank in Lead and remained in the banking business for many years until her retirement in August of 1986 from the Wells Fargo Bank. After her retirement, she and husband, Bill moved to Sturgis where she enjoyed making new friends and volunteering for several civic organizations.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph "Bill" Andrews in Sturgis; son, Rodger (Becky) Andrews in Lead; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned at a later date.

 

     
   
     

John Joseph Boesl

June 11, 1941 - August 8, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

John Joseph Boesl
June 11, 1941 – August 8, 2014
John Joesph Boesl of Sturgis, SD passed away Friday August 8, 2014 at the VA Fort Meade Hospice Unit, after a short battle with cancer. He was 73 years old.
John was born in Langdon, ND on June 11, 1941 to Joseph and Gertrude (Schneider)Boesl. He graduated from St. Alphonsus High School Langdon, ND in 1959. John was working in Milwaukee when he enlisted in the U.S. Army, 101st Paratrooper Airborne Division from 1963-1966. While enlisted he did a tour in Vietnam in 1965-1966. Upon his return he worked for Drott Tractor Company, transporting and demonstrating heavy equipment. In 1972 he moved to Turton, SD where he operated a hardware business and subsequently started a trucking business for 18 years. He moved to Sturgis, SD in 1993 and managed a mobile home court before he was hired to work for The Department of Defense at Ellsworth Airforce Base in Rapid City, SD as an Airfield Clearing Equipment Operator. He was employed there until the time of his death.
John married Bernice (Imm) on July 29, 1967 in Turton, SD and they had three children: Shawn, Chad and Kent.
John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed work, playing cards (especially the game of 31), watching his grandkids participate in sports activities and mentoring neighborhood kids.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice of Sturgis, SD, his sons Shawn (Chanda) Boesl and their 3 children Mitchell, Kaitlyn, and Alexis, of Warner, SD, Chad(Samantha) and son Blake Boesl, of Phoenix, AZ, Kent(Debra)Boesl of Sioux Falls, SD. Siblings include David(Donna)Boesl, Shelon, WI, Norbert (Patricia)Boesl, Brookfield, WI, Joseph (Laura)Boesl, Prairie Farm, WI, Aleatha Zettel, Milwaukee, WI, Bernice (Jerome)Sandhal, Westfield, WI, Timothy(Phyllis)Boesl, Parkers Prairie, MN, Joanne(Randy)Wertz, Oshkosh, WI, and Margaret(James)Ramthun, Campbellsport, WI, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph and mother Gertrude, a sister Barbara, and a brother-in-law Earl Zettel.
A wake service will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Home, family present 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sturgis, SD with Father Timothy officiating. Interment will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD following the memorial service.

 

     
   
     

Oliver Argo Freimark

December 18, 1927 - August 5, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Oliver A. Freimark, 86, Hot Springs, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
Oliver was born December 18, 1927, to John and Ernestina Freimark at Java, SD. Oliver served in the US Marine Corp from 1951 to 1953. He married Mary Jane Haynes in 1953 and moved to the family farm in Eureka, SD. Together they raised two daughters, Donna Marie and Debra Sue.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; two daughter, Donna (Lyle) Hartshorn and Debra (Al) DeBot; one sister, Darlene Ochsner; two brothers, Gordon and Emil Freimark; grandchildren, Darrell, Christopher, Travis, Lucas, Tanya, and Wendy; and great-grandchildren, David, Trevor, Hanna, Lynn, Carlee, Clayton, Ryan, Levi, Jacob, Lena. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Delphia Schick, Audrey Bauer, and Bonnie Stuckle; and his brother, Floyd.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs with Chaplain Loyd Nielson officiating. Burial with military honors will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery.