Darlene Mae Larson

April 19, 1961 - March 12, 2018


Service to be held:

10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018


A little bundle of Joy, Darlene Sheely, was born April 19, 1961, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Raymond and Marlene Sheely of Sturgis South Dakota.
Darlene Sheely attended grade school and high school in Sturgis, graduating in 1979. Then went on to secretarial school at South Dakota vo-tech and graduated from there in 1981.
Darlene was gifted with a beautiful voice and pursued a musical career playing Country Music in the Tri-State area. She also participated in the summer music shows at Custer, South Dakota. John Culbertson and Darlene recorded a Country Music album, "John and Darlene By Request" in Evergreen, Colorado. Four years later, Darlene recorded a Country Music album "One Dream" with Stringbean Swenson in Hermosa South Dakota.
Darlene and John also formed their own country music band "Nashville Gold." Darlene also played with country bands "Country Sunshine", "Nuttin Honey" and "The Whiskey River Band." She won “Female Vocalist of The Year” three years in a row. When she played with Whiskey River Band, they won “Band of The Year” at the Black Hills Country Music Association Show.
Darlene worked at Black Hills Gold Creations and KOTA Television and Radio station for several years. She also worked for Motel 6 as Desk Clerk and Manager.
Russell Larson and Darlene were married on February 14, 2004. After their divorce in 2008, Darlene went back to work for Motel 6 as relief Manager traveling from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
Due to a lot of medical problems, in 2017, Darlene had to quit driving and could no longer work. She enjoyed quilting these last few years. One of the joys in her life was her traveling companions, Teddy and Heiti, her poodles.
Darlene Mae Larson died Monday, March 12, 2018 at her residence in Laurel Montana.
Darlene is survived by her sister, Cheryl Russell; parents, Raymond and Marlene Sheely; and was a second mom to her niece, Tamera (Pat) Wilcox; nephews, Steven (Tracy) Russell and Brian (TC) Russell; eight grand-nieces and nephews.
Darlene was preceded in death by her grandparents on both sides; uncles, Gary Clem, Alzada, Montana; Jack Frost, Commerce City, Colorado.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD, with Rev.Chip Dye officiating.
Interment will be in Keystone, South Dakota at Mt. View Cemetery.



Lonuld "Lonny" Gene Balo

April 27, 1960 - March 9, 2018


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018


Lonuld "Lonny" Gene Balo was born in Deadwood, SD, on April 27, 1960, to Guy and Ilene (Carlson) Balo. He lived around Whitewood Valley until 1968 when they moved to the home ranch down Whitewood Valley where he lived the rest of his life. Lonny was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. On October 6, 1979, he married the love of his life, Mona Heggem. To this union, 2 children were born, Guy Melvin and Etta Marie. He was blessed with a loving family, wonderful in-laws, and good friends. For that he thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He attended Whitewood Elementary and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1978. After high school he continued doing what he loved, working with his family on the ranch in the dairy & progressing into their beef cattle. Lonny always enjoyed helping anyone he could. He had the gift of taking what some may have seen as a piece of junk & tinkering with it until it sprang into a new life of its own. Lonny’s life experiences always provided opportunity for a good joke even if its origin came from a negative situation. Lonny had the God given gift to laugh at himself or any situation quicker than most people. He always appreciated people who accepted him for who he was. To his family & friends, respect & humor were Lonny’s strong suits. A more humble person is hard to find. Lonny’s qualities are too numerous for words.
Lonny, 57, passed away March 9, 2018, at home after a 7 year battle with ALS. He got to meet his 3 day old granddaughter, Sophie, just hours before he changed his address to Heaven. Even though he couldn’t hold his grandchildren in his hands he held them in his heart.
Grateful for sharing his life include his wife of 38 years, Mona; father, Guy L; son, Guy Melvin (Dawn Vassalotti), Whitewood Valley; daughter; Etta (Mike) Knuth; 3 grandchildren: Garrett William, Levi Lonuld, and Sophie Rose Knuth, Hettinger, ND. He is also survived by sisters, Kathy (Jube) Kester, New Raymer, CO, Kyla (Gene) Thompson, Whitewood Valley, SD, and Sherri (Barry) Knippling, Ft. Thomson, SD; in-laws, Marvin (Linda) Heggem, Meridianville, AL, Mark (Jamea) Heggem, Billings, MT, and Marcia (Mark) Lermeny, Reva, SD; close friends, Stan and Sharon Holsclaw; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ilene; infant sister, Sharon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Martha Heggem.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitewood. Inurnment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.



Evelyn Marguerite Douglas

November 26, 1920 - March 10, 2018


Service to be held:

10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018


Evelyn M. Douglas was born in Nashport, Ohio, on November 26, 1920. She attended and graduated from Nashport High School where she had the honor of being the class Valedictorian. Evelyn went on to college, taking her first two years at Ohio University Branch in Zanesville, OH. Evelyn continued on to the main campus of Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she completed her degree, majoring in Home Economics with a minor in English. After teaching one year of Home Economics, Evelyn returned to Nashport, where she taught school. Her students remembered her fondly and to her dying day sent her letters.
Evelyn was married to Winston Douglas (aka Doug) while he was in the army. Just eleven days after they were married in Augusta, Georgia, he was shipped out (WWII). After returning home, they were remarried in the Nashport Methodist Church.
Evelyn and Doug lived in Zanesville, OH, for a few years before moving to Baltimore, MD. They eventually moved to South Dakota and resided in Pierre, where she worked for the State Department of Health. Evelyn had received an Honorary Award for the work she accomplished for the State Health Laboratory.
Evelyn was involved in many community organizations such as Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Gray Ladies, Pierre census taker, Cub Scouts den mother, and Bible study.
Evelyn relocated to Sturgis, SD, after her husband's illness, and lived there 16 years. She then moved in with her daughter, Vicki Bush, where Vicki and Jim provided her loving care for the remaining years of her life.
Evelyn died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses: Jayne and Tony Kolb, Sioux Falls, SD; James and Phyllis Douglas, Pierre, SD; Vicki and Jim Bush, Sturgis, SD; Dee and Glen Hartson, Rapid City, SD; and Karen and Joe Watson, Blunt, SD. In addition, her survivors include 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Williams, Rapid City, SD.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Doug in 2000, and her two brothers, Gerald and Gene Minnick, Nashport, Ohio.
Services will be at the Church of Christ, Sturgis, SD, on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the church following her committal at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Northern Hills.



Leona Irene Fields

March 17, 1925 - March 10, 2018


Service to be held:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Leona Irene (Mooney) Fields was born March 17, 1925, at Henrietta, OK, to Floyd A. and Margaret (Byard) Mooney. As a young child, her family moved to Borger, TX, and lived there until moving to the community of Kelton, TX, where she attended grade school and graduated from Kelton High School in 1942. On September 23, 1944, she married Mooris Fields at Pampa, TX, shortly before his departure to the army during World War II. After his honorable discharge, they farmed in Gageby, TX. In 1946, they moved to Panhandle, TX, and farmed there until moving to Elm Springs, SD, in 1958 to farm and ranch. She lived there until April 2017, when she entered The Victorian Assisted Living in Rapid City, SD.
Leona was a member of the Union Center Baptist Church, serving on different committees over the years.
She took great interest and pride in their farmstead; spending many hours working in her yard, growing petunias every summer, and keeping fences and buildings painted to perfection.
Leona passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Hospice House in Rapid City, SD.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne, Loveland, CO, and Lynn (Sandy), Elm Springs, SD; one daughter, Gayla (Bob) Parker, Lodgepole, SD; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister; LaNelle Mooney of Boise, ID; one brother, Eudell Mooney of Kentucky; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mooris, in 1997; her parents; sisters, Louise Worley, Leola Mooney, and Luvene Larsen; and brothers, Olin, Eugene, and Winifred Mooney; and a baby brother in infancy.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Union Center Baptist Church. Burial will be at Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.
Memorials have been established to the Enning and Elm Springs Fire Departments.



Elsie Tarrant

September 24, 1928 - March 9, 2018


Service to be held:

At A Later Date


Elsie was born September 24, 1928, to George and Berta Magenheimer. Elsie grew up on her parents' homestead near Fairpoint, SD, along with her two siblings, Ella and John. She graduated from Newell High School in 1947, while living with her sister.
After graduation, she returned to the family's homestead to help her brother, John, until she married Jess Tarrant on October 4, 1948. She spent 60 very busy years living and working with her husband on the Tarrant homestead/ranch near White Owl. Their three children were exposed to a pretty typical farm/ranch setting with herd cattle, a small dairy operation, pigs, sheep, and chickens. A large garden provided just about everything else the family needed. Eventually, efforts were concentrated on registered Angus cattle. Elsie enjoyed being outside and was an invaluable asset to her husband's farming and ranching efforts.
For enjoyment, Elsie liked to crochet, cross-stitch and needlepoint. And, she was an avid reader. She also loved to spend time in the garden tending to the flowers and vegetables. Though she never believed she was a good cook, her family thought she was; and, home-made cookies were always available. She found pleasure in the simple things of life, e.g. a family picnic in a park or a Sunday drive in the Black Hills.
Marion "Elsie" Tarrant died at the Sturgis Regional Hospital on March 9, 2018, after a brief illness.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy and Peggy; as well as several nieces and nephews. Judy is currently living in Gig Harbor, WA, with her husband, Ron Smith. Peggy resides in Folsom, CA, with her husband, Kurt Hall; and, their children, Zodanne and Conrad.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Berta; her two siblings and their spouses, Ella and Bob Getty and John and Mae Magenheimer; her husband, Jess; and, her only son, William.
There will be an informal gathering of her remaining family later this spring; and, inurnment of her ashes will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.
Memorial funds may be submitted, in her memory, to the Rural Meade County Ambulance Service (17506 South Dakota Hwy 34, Enning, SD 57737). Elsie and her husband were very grateful for this service, over the years.



James Lee Forbes

March 26, 1939 - March 6, 2018


Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Monday March 12, 2018


James was born in Sturgis, SD, on March 26, 1939, to James and Doris Forbes.
Jim grew up in Sturgis, SD. He graduated from Sturgis Williams High School in 1957. After high school, he attended Black Hills College and obtained a bachelor's degree in English and teaching. After two years of teaching English and speech, he attended San Anselmo Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. In 1968, he received his Master of Divinity and went on to become an ordained Presbyterian pastor. He served in the pastoral role at Presbyterian churches in St. Maries, ID, and White Sulphur Springs, MT. He went on to serve as chaplain and chief chaplain at Fort Meade VAMC for 13 years before he was forced to retire early due to extenuating health issues.
Jim met his beautiful wife, Janice (Taylor) Forbes, while in California and they were married on August 9, 1964, in Loveland, CO. They enjoyed 53 years of loving companionship before he passed on to be with his Lord. He was a man of numerous hobbies and interests some of which included downhill skiing, fly fishing, hiking, Christian magic and ventriloquism, and many more. He was passionate about his work in ministry and even more passionate about his job as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
James Lee Forbes, known by friends and family as Jim, passed away on March 6, 2018, while in hospice care in Loveland, CO.
Jim Forbes will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Janice (Taylor) Forbes, and their children, James Richard Forbes and Janalee (Forbes) Sexton. He will also be greatly missed by his six grandchildren, Nicolis, Lilly, Gus, Alyssa, Austin, and Erica.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James John Forbes and Doris (White) Forbes.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis, SD. Interment will be at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Missions fund of First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis.



Violet Janeen Potter

July 15, 1948 - February 27, 2018


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018


Violet Janeen Potter was born on July 15, 1948, in Deadwood, SD, to Francis and Alice (Stainbrook) Potter. She was joined by siblings, LaVonne, Arlo and Colleen. The family lived for 2 years in Custer and then for many years on Crook City Road between Spearfish and Whitewood. Violet attended school in Custer and then her remaining years in Spearfish, graduating from Spearfish High School in 1966.
As a youngster Violet enjoyed life on the family ranch with pine covered hills to the back and wide pasture grounds to the front of the family home. She loved birds and fish and assorted family pets. Exotic fish in large aquariums were main stays of the home. After graduation Violet worked at a greenhouse and loved working with plants. She also was an excellent quilter and made many quilts for family and friends through the years. Violet also attended and graduated from Black Hills Beauty College. She worked in that field for a time and always enjoyed arranging hair for herself and others.
Not to be forgotten was her love for music. She played several musical instruments most prominently the accordion and piano. In the days before recorded music she played with the circuit orchestra for assemblies.
Violet was raised by her parents as one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized on June 1, 1957. After high school graduation she bean pioneering with the Deadwood Congregation. Although her career as a pioneer was cut short by health issues she lived up to her dedication to Jehovah and was happy to share the good news of the kingdom with many people through the years. Meeting attendance and participating in the ministry were always priorities in her life.
She is survived by her sister, LaVonne (Mark) LaLonde of Spearfish, SD; brother, Arlo (Patricia) Potter of Whitewood, SD; and sister, Colleen (Bruce) Bennett of Sturgis, SD; also nephews and nieces including Brad LaLonde of Spearfish, SD; Tonya Owen of Denver, CO; Jared LaLonde of Minneapolis, MN; Mistie Goddard of Piedmont, SD; Cameron Potter of Whitewood, SD; Quentin Potter of Spearfish, SD; Natasha Alt of Rapid City, SD; Tara Creagor of Rapid City, SD; Levi Bennet of Rapid City, SD; and Beau Bennett of CO.
Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.



Lyle Edwin Collins, Sr.

September 22, 1922 - March 7, 2018


Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2017


Lyle was born in Vale, SD, on September 22, 1922, the only child of Milton and Marguerite Collins, who operated restaurants in Deadwood, and were known to all, including their son, as Mom and Pop.
Lyle graduated from Deadwood High School where he played basketball, football, and baseball. He entered the U.S. Navy in January 1943. He served as a Ships Cook First Class on troop transports and Landing Ship, Tanks (LTS) in the Pacific until his honorable discharge in March 1946. He was a founding member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5969 in Deadwood.
On October 26, 1946, Lyle married Lucille Pridgeon Whitelock in Deadwood. They lived in Deadwood where Lyle owned and operated businesses as well as working in auto and real estate sales. Lyle was active in Eastern Star and the Masons. He served as Master of the Deadwood Masonic Temple, Worthy Grand Patron for the South Dakota Eastern Star, and Potentate of the Naja Shrine Temple. He spent many hours helping children get treatment at the Shrine hospitals. Lucille died in 2002.
In 2004, Lyle married Keo (Nelson) Lang of Loveland. For a few years they split their time between Colorado and the Black Hills. About eight years ago, the couple began living in Loveland full time.
Longtime Black Hills resident, Lyle Edwin Collins, Sr., died March 7, 2018, in Loveland, CO. He was 95.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Keo Collins; son, Lyle, Jr. of Deadwood; former daughter-in-law, Mary Smith of Whitewood; daughter, Linda (Joe) Ames of West Linn, OR; daughter-in-law, Marcia Kay Whitelock of Beaverton, OR; grandsons, Lance Collins of Tempe, AZ, Chris Collins and Paul Miller, both of Scottsdale, AZ, and Jack Ames of Minneapolis, MN; granddaughter, Marcy Patton of Lake Oswego, OR; stepdaughters, Julia (Dee) Clements and Val (Greg) Hecker, both of Loveland, and Karen (Gary) Baxter of Virginia Beach, VA; stepson, Joe (Linda) Lang of Vista, CA; step-grandchildren, Brian Clements, Austin Johnson, David Johnson, and Sam Hecker, all of Loveland, Georgia Baxter of Virginia Beach, Amanda Lang of Cleveland, TN, and Nicole Smith of Vista, CA; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lucille; stepsons, Eddie Whitelock and Gene Whitelock; and a granddaughter, Roberta Whitelock Reed.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. March 12, 2018, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Deadwood burial with military honors at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be directed to the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.



Donald Joseph Lineback

October 31, 1952 - February 24, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018


Donald Joseph Lineback was born in Rapid City, SD, on October 31, 1952, to Donald L. and June E. (Keeler) Lineback of Winner, SD. He was raised in Winner and attended school there until 1970 when the family moved to Mission, SD. He graduated from Todd County High School in 1971. Shortly after that he moved to the Black Hills area. He met Robin Schiesser in Sturgis, SD, in 1976 at the local truck stop where she worked as a waitress. He made a habit of letting her know each time he came in to have a cup of coffee, that he would ask her out “if her boyfriend wasn’t so big.” Finally, on the weekend before Labor Day in 1977, he came into the restaurant and made that same comment to her and she took him up on the invitation as the boyfriend was no longer in the picture. On Labor Day weekend, they had their second date and he asked her to marry him. They were married in Sturgis on October 31, 1977.
Don began his driving career in Winner, SD, where he drove delivering feed for his grandfather who owned the local feed store. Don loved to drive. If it was motorized, he wanted to drive it. He obtained his private pilot’s license when he was in high school and flew airplanes with his dad. He also obtained a motorcycle endorsement and rode a motorcycle when he invited Robin on their very first date. Don had a few various jobs in his life after he graduated from high school. These jobs included a short time at the Homestake mine in Lead, SD, a year working for Burlington Northern Railroad, and a couple of years on his father-in-law’s ranch near Hayes, SD. He tried to find something that would not take him away from his wife and family, but it seemed that the road always called him back and that calling was stronger than any other. During the first few years of Don and Robin’s marriage, he worked for various local trucking companies including Johnson Fuel Liners, Hlavka Excavation, Budmayr Trucking, Bradley Sodding, and Blackhawk Transport. All along, his dream was to become an owner operator.
Don began his career as an owner operator when he purchased a 1972 Kenworth cab-over in the mid 80’s and pulled a 53 foot bull rack. He hauled livestock for a few years from South Dakota to Texas and beyond. After tiring of the long hours without sleep he decided a career path change was needed and went to work pulling a flatbed. As most young truck drivers did, he longed to own the ultimate rig, which for him was a long nose Peterbilt with a Cat engine. On his quest for that goal, in 1990 he upgraded from the cab-over to a 1985 Autocar. In 1993, he traded for a 1990 Pete. Then in January of 1997 he traded for a brand new 1997 Peterbilt 379 with a 550 Cat, 18 speed transmission and 355 rears. He had finally achieved his dream. In June of that year, Don leased to Mercer Transportation in Louisville, KY, and finished his career with that company. He pulled flatbed and hauled just about anything that could be hauled on a flatbed in all 48 contiguous United States and Canada.
While Don was out soothing his wanderlust, Robin stayed in Sturgis and worked and took care of the children. From time to time, he would make a trip with one of the kids and occasionally the whole family. He always worried that he was gone too much and missed too many of the kids’ milestones and he tried hard to make up for that in the love that he shared with them when he was able to be home. Ultimately, the children grew and became stronger by seeing the dedication and work ethic that their father showed them. The time apart only proved to make the time together more important and the love stronger.
After the children were all grown, and after 23 years of being apart a good share of the time, Don and Robin decided that it was time to get to know each other all over again. In 1999, Robin attained her CDL learners permit so that she could learn to drive the Pete and go on the road with Don. To do that, she would need some drive time to be able to pass the driving test for a valid CDL license. In February of 2000, Don stopped in Sturgis and picked Robin up to go on a run with him to Seattle, WA. On the evening of the 9th of February, while in downtown Seattle to unload the escalator that he was hauling, Don suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage. He spent the next 4 days in ICU at Harborview Medical Center, and 5 more days in the hospital. After a month of physical therapy at home and grueling driving lessons teaching Robin to drive, he was back on the road by April 1st. After that close call, Don and Robin spent the next 17 years on the road together running as a team on the longest adventure two people could imagine. Don hauled his last load in May of 2017. Early in June, he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He spent the next 9 months fighting for his life. He passed away peacefully at his home in Sturgis on February 24, 2018. In life he loved well.
Don is survived by his wife, Robin; three daughters, Cherri Rolla (Conrad), Watford City, ND, Britany Mullen (Lee), Cisco, TX, and Amanda Gallipeau (Howard), Phoenix, AZ; and one son, Brian Lineback (Jill), Martinsville, IN. He is also survived by two sisters, Debra Placey (Alan), Caldwell, ID, and Rhonda Hand (Ricky), Hermosa, SD; and one brother, Kevin (Tami), Powell, WY; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vicki; and one brother, Scott.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Chris Erickson officiating.



Edward Charles Hawks

July 19, 1953 - February 25, 2018


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018


By the age of four, Ed Hawks knew that he was born to be a cattleman. He fulfilled his childhood dream until he passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, of natural causes on the ranch that he loved.
Edward Charles Hawks was born July 19, 1953, in Sturgis, SD, to Charles and Mildred Hawks. He attended first through eighth grades at Plainview School and attended and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1971. In the fall of 1971, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served most of his career in Seoul, Korea. He received an honorable discharge in the fall of 1974, and returned to the family ranch. He spent the ensuing years passionately improving his registered Hereford breed.
Ed waited patiently to find the perfect wife for him. While attending his 20 year class reunion, Ed found her in his high school classmate, Gloria LeLaCheur. In August of 1992, Ed and Gloria were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and Ed helped Gloria raise her two children, Cyndi and Bryan, as his own.
Gloria changed Ed's life by introducing him to golf, bowling, white water rafting (which he still did in blue jeans), parasailing, and lots of other travel and crazy adventures. She showed Ed that there was another world beyond the ranch. Ed changed Gloria's life by sharing his faith with her and her children. He was an active member in the Church of Christ.
Ed carried on his father's fudge making tradition and rewarded his bull buyers with a tin of fudge. Ed's fudge was a staple at the community potlucks and he was proud that his son, Bryan, is carrying on the family tradition.
Ed never complained and was always optimistic. Ed loved spending time with friends and family and especially loved his role as Papa Eddie to his two grandchildren. He recently taught his granddaughter to play Cribbage and he never got tired of spending time around the kitchen table playing cards. Ed recently discovered Facebook and would spend hours "friending" people he knew, and people he didn't.
Ed is survived by his wife, Gloria; his children, Cyndi (Matt Nelson), Sergeant Bluff, IA, and their children, Makenna and Parker, and Bryan Braley (Kyle Martinek), Omaha, NE. He is also survived by his brother, Gary (Connie), Tyndall, SD; sisters, Sue (Curtis Jones), Piedmont, SD, and Karen (Al Shade), Davis, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mildred Hawks.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge, Pastor Calvin Chapman and Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.



John Joseph Marvin

August 10, 1950 - February 26, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018


John Joseph Marvin, born August 10, 1950, suffered a long battle with heart disease that finally, sadly, took him away from us February 26, 2018. Beloved son of Tim and Johanna (Carr) Marvin, and brother to Mary, Anna, and Tim, John was born in Wallace, ID. He went to school in Sturgis, SD, and learned ranching in Elm Springs, SD.
John worked at Dickson Saw Mill before being drafted into the Army in February of 1970. While serving in Vietnam, he obtained expertise with grenade launchers, M16 rifles, and machine guns as well as earning a Service Medal, Campaign Medal, Company Infantry Badge, and two Purple Hearts.
John spent nine years working on the Durham Buffalo Ranch near Gillette, WY, before moving his family back to Sturgis where he eventually retired from the Housekeeping Department at Fort Meade.
John shared his life with his soulmate, Carol (Ulrich) Marvin since 1969 and never could two people be more as one. Their union was blessed by Elizabeth Dawn (Brian Morgan), Gillette, WY, John Marvin, Jr., Rapid City, SD, Melvin (Krista Keene), Sturgis, SD, Toby, Sturgis, SD, Jessica (Mason Abell), Sturgis, SD, and Dorothy, Spearfish, SD. His grandchildren are Patricia, Rebecca, Ruth, Wally, Danny, and David Morgan and Paige and Roman Abell. John’s great-grandchild is Ethan Morgan who will be joined by a younger sibling this June.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, at Church of Christ in Sturgis, SD. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.



Randy Goff

November 19, 1960 - February 16, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018


Randy Goff was born November 19, 1960, to Frank Goff and Ida (Bryant-Goff) Tryon in Rapid City, SD. He was the 2nd of 8 children. He always enjoyed the country life. He was a proud 4-H'er and member of the Newell FFA. He enjoyed showing cattle, dairy, and horses. He was an avid agronomist. He loved haying at the Bryant place. He worked for many friends and neighbors haying and on their ranches during high school. He always worried about his mom and would help her pay bills in HS during the tough times. He graduated from Newell HS in 1979 then continued his education at SDSU in Brookings, SD. He graduated with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science and he was a registered Seed Technologist.
He proudly began his adventure of a Seed Technologist in California for 3 years but his heart was still in South Dakota with his family. He then went to work at Huron then to Madison. After a few years, he bought a small acreage and house where he started his horse herd, also known as Randy’s addictions. He could rattle off pedigrees of Quarter horses like most people would say their ABC’s. He didn’t have a lot of time to work on his place because even though he was on salary, he worked countless extra hours on weekends and nights to finish his projects. He had a passion for his job. He would rattle off grass names and talk of seeds in his sleep. He missed many family functions out west because he had a germination test or something going on at work that he knew he had to get done. For 27 years, he was a dedicated Madison, SD, Seed Technologist that ran on plant time. He was as giving as his mother, Ida. If someone needed it more than him, he would give what he had. If they needed a place to stay, his door was always open. He always enjoyed going to darts with Diana Finch, family, and his friends. He tried to get out to the state dart tournaments every year. He loved to visit and tell stories.
Randy, 57, Madison, died at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls on February 16, 2018.
Randy is survived by brothers and sisters, Idamae Goff, Champlin, MN, Larry Goff, Box Elder, SD, Adam Goff, Box Elder, SD, June (Rex) Eagon, Rhame, ND, Guy Goff, Springfield, SD, Hope (Mike) Mastel, Marmarth. ND, and half-brother, Glen (Margie) Tryon, Rapid City, SD; his nieces and nephews, Lee Stenstron, Carl Vacha, Amanda Vacha, Lisa (Dennis) Fisher, Rhonda Reiswig, Sara, April, and Miranda Goff, Ana Goff, Chuck Goff, Ashley Goff, Dillon and Kalorada Eagon, Josie (Kasey) Tharp, Chance, Seth, and Mattie Mastel, and Taylor, Taton, and Myah Tryon; and numerous uncles and aunts. He is also survived by his friends, Diana Finch; Tara (Willy) Beckers and Tanner, Jacob, and Paige; Tricia (Brad) Johnson; Ginger (James) Harris and Sierra, Kaitlyn, and Cameron; and Justina Finch, Daytona, McKenna, and Hadley.
Randy is preceded in death by his grandparents, Leach and Edna Bryant; his father, Frank Goff; mother, Ida Tryon; aunt, Mary Baker; uncles, Louis Bryant and Dale Bryant; and great-niece, Kinley Joe Tharp.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Ellsworth Funeral Home in Madison, SD.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Newell.



Gene Arthur Robertson

March 9, 1960 - February 16, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Gene Arthur Robertson was born March 9, 1960, at Ellsworth AFB at Rapid City, SD, to Donald and Beverly (Madsen) Robertson. His father served 20 years in the US Army so Gene spent the first 14 years of his life traveling the world as an army brat living in so many wonderful places.
Gene attended Lead High School. He served 4 years in the US Navy in San Diego. Following his honorable discharge, he enjoyed many adventures through the United States. He enjoyed being a cook in many different venues.
Gene, 57, died Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade.
He is survived by his father, Donald Robertson; his step-mother, Hazel Robertson; sister, Judy (Mark) Geffre of Lead, SD; sister, Nancy Robertson of Spearfish, SD; nephew, Nicholas Geffre of Lead, SD; daughter, Amber Wychoff of Stockton, CA; and three grandchildren, Jared, Alexander, and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Robertson.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Chaplain Randy Bradley officiating. Inurnment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to Fort Meade Hospice.



Charles Edward Brewster

October 10, 1952 - February 10, 2018


Service to be held:

Burial will be , February 20, 2018 at Black Hills National Cemtery


Charles was born October 10, 1952, to Charles & Anna Marie (Dain) Brewster. He grew up in Cottage Hills, Illinois, before joining the Army in 1969, serving in the Vietnam War.
Charles Edward Brewster, 65 "Chuck" of Sturgis, South Dakota passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.
He is survived by a sister, Diana; Aunt, Faye (John) Govero, of Forest Homes; Aunt, Sharon (Sam) Madrey, of Cottage Hills, IL; and many cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jimmy & Richard.
Chuck will be interred on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.



Edward Henry Poss

June 16, 1924 - February 14, 2018


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018


Edward H. "Ed" Poss was born June 16, 1924, to Frank and Clara (Karrels) Poss. He attended the 4 Mile rural school for 8 years and made it through 8 weeks of high school before he and a friend decided to quit and walked the 25 miles home to the ranch.
After quitting school, Ed found work at the Homestake Gold Mine and Ft. Meade, but wasn’t hired because of his age. He did find work at a farm in Vale, where he took a shine to the farmer’s daughter.
He and Leah Pflaumer were married December 29, 1948. To this union, three children were born. Leah passed away from cancer in 1995.
Ed continued on the ranch with the help of his grandson, Dustin, until 2001. Then because of aches and pains, Ed got a hired man and moved into the townhouse he had built. It was very difficult for him to move to Sturgis and leave the ranch that was his entire life. He was very proud of all he had accomplished with the improvements and the adding of land to the ranch. He still worked in the field last summer raking hay and checking on heifers. He was talking about buying bulls and calving right up until the time he passed away. He was a true farmer/rancher through and through.
Ed, 93, of Sturgis, SD, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Sturgis, SD.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Gary) Mailloux, Vale, SD; grandsons, Dayne Mailloux, and Dustin (Melissa) Mailloux, both of Rapid City, SD; granddaughter, Amanda (Scott) Sheeler, Vale, SD; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Nathan Mailloux, Rapid City, SD, Braylee and Keion Freytag, Vale, SD, and Lainey Sheeler and step great-granddaughter, Lexie Sheeler, Vale, SD; brother, John Poss, Gainesville, FL; sisters, Mary Baker, Spearfish, SD, and Lois Halbrook, Red Bluff, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his very special friend and helper, Helen Komes, Sturgis, SD, and her children, David (Dianna) Komes, Rapid City, SD, and Diane Hallock, Sturgis, SD.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leah Poss; a son, Roger Allen Poss; and an infant daughter.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.



Rolland William Willard

September 11, 1926 - February 11, 2018


Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2017


Rolland was born September 11, 1926, to Everett and Bertha Willard at Rapid City, SD. Rolland graduated from Rapid City High School in 1946. He was drafted into the Army in 1954 and discharged in 1956. In 1954, he married Laura Price and they had 3 children. Rolland worked his entire life in HVAC. Rolland enjoyed fishing, haying, and tending his cattle.
Rolland William Willard, 91, of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade, February 11, 2018.
Rolland is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laura, son, William, daughter, Lillian (Gene) Kienzle, son, Kenneth (Linda), all of Rapid City; five grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Olson, Arizona, Jamie (Karin) Kienzle and Shelly Kienzle, both Rapid City, Mike (Becky) Willard, Sturgis, and Melissa (Chris) Spielmann, Sioux Falls; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Big Bend Presbyterian Church in Rapid City with Pastor Bob Savot officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend Presbyterian Church.



Ida Emelia Tryon

February 6, 1943 - February 7, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 am Monday, February 12, 2018


Ida Emelia Tryon was born February 6, 1943, to Leach and Edna Bryant. She was the 2nd of 9 children. She was raised on the Bryant ranch and attended a one room schoolhouse in Pleasant Valley.
Ida married Frank Goff in 1958. In their union, 7 children were born.
Ida married Charlie Tryon on July 17, 1979. Her and her children moved to the Tryon ranch at Deers Ears. She enjoyed being a wife, mother, and the ranch life. On August 31, 1983, Ida and Chuck were blessed with a son, Glen Leach Tryon. Charlie passed away in 1988. Ida lived the rest of her life caring for poultry, horses, bum lambs, and cows.
Ida enjoyed visiting with everyone. She was a very giving woman. She would give her last dollar to someone if she thought they needed it more. Her needs were very small. She loved getting together, but always wanted to get back to her animals at the ranch. The cows became very important. She would call them her children. Many cows wore tags with family members' names.
Even age would not slow her down. She still chopped ice for the cows and burned wood. When anyone would tell her to slow down, she would say, "If I die doing things on the ranch, I will die happy.
Happy Trails, Mom.
We Love You.
Ida, 75, Newell, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at her ranch.
Ida is survived by children, Idamae Goff, Champlin, MN, Randy (Diane) Goff, Madison, SD, Larry Goff, Box Elder, SD, Adam Goff, Box Elder, SD, June (Rex) Eagon, Rhame, ND, Guy Goff, Springfield, SD, Hope (Mike) Mastel, Marmarth, ND, and Glen (Margie) Tryon, Rapid City, SD; her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Lee Stenstron, Carl Vacha, Amanda Vacha, Lisa Sanchez-Fisher, Rhonda Reiswig, Sara, April, Miranda Goff, Anna Goff, Chuck Goff, Ashley Goff, Dillon Eagon, Kalorada Eagon, Josie (Kasey) Tharp, Chance Mastel, Seth (Mattie) Mastel, Taylor, Taton, and Myah Tryon; her great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Leach and Edna Bryant; her husband, Charlie Tryon; sister, Mary Baker; brothers, Louis Bryant and Dale Bryant; great-granddaughter, Kinley Joe Tharp; niece, Chelsey Bryant; and great-niece, Vicky Evans.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Newell.



Von "Melrose" Ullman

November 22, 1931 - January 29, 2018


Service to be held:

Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.


Melrose was born to Clinton and Carrie (Childers) Brashears at home in the Brush Creek community at Leola, AR. Melrose began first grade at the Brush Creek School. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized and joined Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She worked and trusted God all of her life.
Melrose grew up willingly working on the farm where all the children helped the parents and younger children. They had no piano but that was no problem for her. Melrose made drawings of the piano keys on the inside window sills and learned to play on her drawings. She practiced on her Aunt Lea's organ at her home. She completed the Piano Home Study Course through the American School of Music. Her parents had bought a piano by then and she was happily playing at home as well as at church.
For a time, she and her sister, Iwana, took turns caring for their great-grandmother while their Aunt Lillian worked. They'd walk up the road and through the weeds a mile and a half and then the same path back to their home. They enjoyed that.
She graduated from Leola High School in 1948 and received her Bachelor's degree from Ouachita Baptist College in 1956. She also graduated from Louisiana State University in 1959 with a Master's degree.
Melrose kept Jesus close, prayed often, and found the way to get things done and managed even suffering with her own pains. On Labor Day before her first day of college at Ouachita Baptist, she was seriously injured in the Bookmobile accident while working for the library at Arkadelphia, AR. She graduated in four years and felt so blessed to be alive and about and thankful for the persons caring for her through the many weeks she was hospitalized.
Melrose married Gene Ullman February 11, 1994, at the First Baptist Church in Sturgis. They lived north of Bear Butte.
She worked 31 years for the Veterans Administration starting in 1963 at Hines VA in Maywood Park, IL. She began working at the Fort Meade VA in 1977 and retired after 17 years in 1994.
Recently she was doing some hard work and was asked about it. She replied that her pain was gone. God had taken her pain away after so long and she was very blessed.
Melrose supported causes that she cared about and was always interested in how other people were. She prayed for our nation and the whole world. She was praying for sweet, baby Faith the day that she left us. She was certainly an angel God loaned to us for a while and she is dearly missed.
Von Melrose (Brashears) Ullman, 86, Sturgis, SD, died at Sturgis Regional Hospital Monday, January 29, 2018.
She is survived by one son, John Edward (Wanda) Brashears, Sturgis, SD; one granddaughter, Carrie Rose Brashears (Bruce Bricker), Casper, WY; grandsons, Kalib John (Dakota) Brashears, Devin Glen (Carlie) Brashears, Spearfish, SD, and Beau Nathaniel Brashears, Hulette, WY; one great-grandson, Gavin Brashears; very special angel, great-granddaughter, Harmony Faith Ray Brashears Bricker; sisters, Iwana Mitchell, Hutsonville, IL, and Jaime Walker, Joette (Bill) Cordell, and one brother, Glen Brashears, all of Malvern, AR; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; special aunt, Irene Childers, Dubberly, LA; and special cousins, Nadine Saffell, Houston, TX, and Erline Crain, Corpus Christi, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Ullman of Vale, SD; sister-in-law, Nikki Maria Lindvall Brashears; two brothers-in-law, G. A. Walker and F. Leon Mitchell.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the 7th Day Adventist Church at 290 West US Hwy 14 in Spearfish with Pastor Jim Kack officiating. Inurnment will be Tuesday, March 6th at 10:30 a.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery.



Darwin "Hank" Gene Kurtz

February 26, 1946 - February 5, 2018


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018


Hank was born February 26, 1946, to Darrel and Cora (Jensen) Kurtz in Groton, SD. He attended elementary and junior high school at Joan of Arc school, a half mile from the family farm and graduated from Groton High School in 1965.
He joined the United States Air Force after high school and served as a flight crewman for medical evacuations during the Vietnam War. While stationed at McCord AFB in Tacoma, WA, he met the love of his life, Joyce, and they spent 49 years in marriage until his death.
They moved back to Groton, SD, where he worked on the family farm until 1974, when he enrolled in the Denver Automotive and Diesel School studying diesel mechanics. After completing his degree, he returned to SD and worked as construction and feedlot foreman for Delzer Construction in Spearfish. Hank opened D.G. Kurtz Trucking and ran his company for many years. In addition to over the road trucking, he loved to help family and friends doing any projects and building things. He spent many hours working with his children and grandchildren sharing his skills and knowledge. He was completely devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Darwin "Hank" Kurtz, 71, of Whitewood, SD, lost his battle with cancer on February 5, 2018. After a brief but fierce fight, he passed away in the hospice unit in the VA hospital at Ft. Meade, SD.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; children, Laura (Dennie) Clausen, Everett, WA, Deb (Ted) Bartunek, Rapid City, SD, and Bill (Jen) Kurtz, Chamberlain, SD; grandchildren, Adria (Dale) Gohman, St Cloud, MN, Megan (Justin) Long, Red Owl, SD, Andrew Aker, Ft. Benning, GA, Trevor Bartunek, Phoenix, AZ, Austin Bartunek, Rapid City, SD, and Autumn and Ainsley Kurtz, Chamberlain, SD; great-grandchildren, Jerika, Keaton, and Tavin Gohman, and Lexi, Leigh, Drew, and Dawson Long; sisters and brothers, Karon Kurtz and Duane Kurtz of Aberdeen, SD, Shirley Simon, Yuma, AZ, Lois (Victor) Schwahn, San Jacinto, CA, Connie Olson, Rapid City, SD, and Dennis (Sue) Kurtz, Claremore, OK; one aunt, Abbie Jensen, Spearfish, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews across the country.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Myrtle.
Services will be held Friday, February 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitewood, SD, followed by interment at Black Hills National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VA Quilting Auxiliary at Ft Meade, SD.



Willie John Tenold

April 3, 1938 - February 3, 2018


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Willie "Willy" John Tenold was born April 3, 1938, to Peder and Astrid "Esther" (Rasmussen) Tenold in Buffalo, SD. He was the 9th of 10 children and grew up on the family ranch 3 miles east of Reva, SD. After Willie’s father died, he and his brother, Bob, purchased the family ranch where Willie lived until his death. Willie and his siblings attended Jefferson and Reva country schools. In 1956, he graduated from Hetttinger High School.
Willie married Venoy Idella Smith February 6, 1971. They raised 4 children on the family ranch where 2 children, Pete and Laura, continue the family operation to this day. In 1960, Willie was named "Outstanding Young Rancher." He was always active in the community including, serving on the Slim Buttes Lutheran Church Council, HC Weed and Pest Board, and measuring fields and grain bins for the FSA, to name a few. Willie was always busy. When he had everything in order at home, he and Bob did custom farming, haying, and corn chopping for the neighbors. Willie enjoyed local history and was excited to help with the Harding County history books, taking a special interest in the churches and cemeteries.
Willie’s favorite pastime was working on the ranch and he especially looked forward to farming in the spring. In 1990, Willy was paralyzed in a tractor accident as he was getting ready for spring planting. Special modifications allowed Willie to use the telephone and computer unassisted. In 2001, Willie started working in Buffalo for his daughter, Angela, answering phones and keeping everyone on task. Sonny Nation, Karen Brown, and Marilyn Parfrey became good friends in the years he spent at the Tatanka Plaza, sharing stories and when needed, encouragement.
Willie always loved a good story and a hearty laugh. After he retired from his town job, Willie commenced his true life’s passion – the phone tree! Every day he called his people to visit, share a laugh, and lend encouragement. "I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in!," was his favorite line, and a good reminder to keep life’s troubles into perspective. In 1977, Willie recommitted his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His relationship with Jesus has sustained him through many trials and tribulations over the years.
Some people may assume that Willie’s life ended 28 years ago from his accident, they would be mistaken. This last chapter was a new beginning, and some of the best years of his life. He watched his children grow to adulthood and enjoyed every minute spent with his grandkids and great-grandkid, Isabella Rose. You may have seen him out in the field in his wheelchair directing Pete on a tractor repair, traipsing around the countryside with youthful chauffeurs, Laura and Julianna, sorting bolts at the kitchen table with Dalton and Jesse, supervising Alexis’ egg collection duties, or anywhere in the whole country with his lifelong travelling partner, wife, and caregiver, Venoy. We joked that Dad’s accident was God’s version of "forced retirement," but the fact of the matter is, these were the years Willie got to enjoy his greatest treasure on earth, his family.
Willy Tenold, 79, Reva, SD, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at home in Reva.
Willie is survived by his wife, Venoy; children, Angela & Dalyn McCann, Peder, Julianna, and Laura; grandchildren, Dalton & Ashley, Jesse Bill, and Alexis; great grand-daughter, Isabella Rose McCann; sisters, Mildred Peterson, Agnes Steinbach, Bertha Nelson, and Delores Coffield; brother, Robert and Norma Tenold; brother-in-law, Phil Hulse; Venoy’s brothers and sisters; and nieces and nephews too numerous to mention in this small space.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Peder and Esther; sisters, Alpha Hulse, Luella and Richard Steinbach, and Florence and Jerrold Peterson; brother, Orvin and Eileen Tenold; brothers-in-law, James Peterson, Raymond Nelson, and John Steinbach; parents-in-law, J. Richard Smith, Ivan and Martha Smith Sabo; sister-in-law, Marie Smith; brothers-in-law, George Smith, Gene Ladson, and Keith Hanson; nephews, Ricky and Todd Tenold and Roger Coffield; and great-nephew, Tyrel Brengle; and cousin, Tommy Rasmussen.
Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until time of services at the REC center.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Harding County REC Center in Buffalo. Burial will follow at the Slim Buttes Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Slim Buttes Lutheran Radio Broadcast.