Obituaries
     
   
     

Joanne T. Grubl

January 3, 1935 - July 23, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:30 AM

 

Joanne T. Walter Grubl, 79, Whitewood, was called home to be with her loving daughter Janet and her mother and father Fred and Mary Kenstler in heaven on July 23, 2014. Joanne was born on January 3, 1935 in Sturgis, South Dakota and as a child she grew up in Mud Butte. She also resided in Tuscon, Arizona, St. Onge, SD, Sturgis, SD to raise her family then most recently resided in Whitewood, SD.
Joanne was survived by her children, Nancy, Duane (Sonja), Mary Ann (Glen), Maureen (Mitch), Jackie, Maurice, Mark, and Daniel. She was also survived by 34 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren, and siblings; brothers, Maurice and Kevin, and sisters, Carol and Kathleen.
Joanne was also preceded in death by her husband Duane; her brother, Paul; and her sister, Maureen; grandchild, Jamie; and daughter-in-law, Cindy.
Joanne was a country girl at heart and would love to tell stories of living out in the country and the freedom of riding her horses out in the rugged prairie. She loved the ranch life, she was active on her son’s ranch outside of Sturgis, where a familiar sight would be her walking around the ranch with a herd of bum lambs following close behind. Her patience and compassion for animals made her a natural when working with livestock.
Joanne was very active and well known in the area. She was involved in several community groups including VFW auxiliary, Cowbells, and the senior center. She was a devout catholic and heavily involved in her church. She was an extrovert and loved to be around people to either chat, drink coffee, or go out dancing. Her charisma, integrity, and infectious personality earned her numerous lifelong friendships.
Joanne’s biggest passion was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was the matriarch of her family and always tried to instill encouragement, patience, and self-respect in all her children either by teaching or leading by example. Joanne would never give up on her kids and was always their biggest advocate.
The viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 28th with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Gary Eugene Eckhart

July 31, 1952 - July 15, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Gary Eugene Eckhart, 61, Sturgis, went to join his loving wife, Nancy in Heaven on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Hospice.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.
Gary Eugene Eckhart came into this world on July 31, 1952. He was born in Deadwood, SD to Ellsworth and Emma Eckhart.
He graduated from Lead High School in 1970. On December 18, 1971 he married Debbie Markve. To this union he was blessed with two daughters, Jennifer Eckhart Sherman, Rapid City, and Leslie Eckhart, Lead, SD. On April 30, 1982, in Delano, CA he married Nancy Swenby. To this union he was blessed with a son, Jeremy Eckhart and a daughter, Jessie Eckhart both of Sturgis, SD.
Gary is survived by his children, Jennifer, Leslie, Jeremy (Kelsey) and Jessie; his sisters, Virginia Eckhart, Lead, Eleanor Adamson, VA; a brother, Darwin Eckhart, Lead; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife Nancy; his parents; and two sisters, Darlene Dillman and Kay Penrod.

 

     
   
     

Veronica Louise Pesarchic

May 18, 1933 - July 23, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, July 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Veronica Louise Pesarchic, 81, Sturgis, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade.
A rosary will be held Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, July 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Veronica was born during the great depression in Johnstown, PA, on May 18, 1933, to Francis and Elizabeth (Mindyas) Pesarchic. When she was 3 years old, she was in one of the great Johnstown floods.
She was educated in her home town, the US Army, and Fort Meade (where she worked for 25 years), and the School of Mines.
Veronica spent 2 years in the US Army and walked by faith with the Holy Spirit and our Blessed Mother. She was blessed and inspired to be a workaholic and enjoyed all the jobs sent her way. No matter how hard times were, there was always enough money in her brown teapot to cover all bills and needs.
She was active in her church and taught Catechism for 25 years, was a Eucharistic Minister, a homebound minister, helped with funeral lunches, started St. Patricia Circle, helped with the cookie and candy sale at Christmas, Holy water bottles, welcoming baskets, helped with the dinner for the policemen during the Rally, Monday night Fatima Prayer group, or anything that came up. They were a good group.
Veronica was a welcome committee member on her block and loved to bake, sew, decorate, cook, and most of all, she loved her children and friends. She was well known for helping others, for her sense of humor, and for her smile. Veronica was also very proud that she had written two books.
Survivors include her son, Dennis (Vicki) Clark, Pennsylvania; daughter, Denise (Richard) Deaver, Sturgis; one brother, Franci Pesarchic, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter, Julie Jenter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.
A memorial has been established for the restoration of St. Martin's Chapel.

 

     
   
     

Lola Jean (Richardson) Frederickson

October 5, 1938 - July 18, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014

 

Lola Jean (Richardson) Frederickson was born on October 5, 1938 in Rapid City, SD, to Irwin and Inga (Stalheim) Richardson. When Lola was 6 months old, she moved with her family to a ranch near Marcus, SD, where she grew up and attended grade school. She went to high school in Faith, SD and Rapid City, SD and business college in Billings, Montana. She became a legal secretary in Billings, where she met Richard Frederickson, and they were married in 1962. They made their home in Billings, Montana; Denver, Colorado where their daughter, Nancy, was born; Clearfield, Utah and then Dayton, Ohio. When Richard retired in 1992, they began spending their summers in South Dakota and returning to Dayton for the winter to spend time with their daughter, Nancy, and their grandchildren, Derek & Danielle. In 2011 due to poor health, they made their full-time home in Sturgis, SD. Lola passed away on Friday, July 18th in Sturgis, SD, following a long and courageous bout with cancer. She is survived by her husband Richard Frederickson, daughter Nancy Lapsins in Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren Derek and Danielle Lapsins, Dayton, Ohio; brother, Pete (Pat) Richardson, San Diego, CA; sister, Jesse (Charlie) Russell, Sturgis, SD, and sister, Lila (Clinton) Jones, Dowling, MI. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan; her father, Irwin Richardson and mother, Inga Richardson. A memorial in lieu of flowers may be sent to hospice of the Northern Hills. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Pastor Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial follows at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

Thomas G. Murphy

June 6, 1943 - July 16, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, July 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Thomas G. Murphy, 71, Rapid City, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on July 16, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at The Little White Church in Hill City with Pastor Julie Lantis officiating. The burial will follow at the Hill City Cemetery.
Thomas G. Murphy was born June 6, 1943, in Hot Springs, SD, to Thomas R. and Evelyn M. Murphy.
During the first twelve years of his life the family lived in Hot Springs and various military posts in the US as his father was a member of Hot Springs' Activated National Guard unit during the Korean War. In 1955, they moved to Hill City and operated Murphy's Texaco.
Tom Graduated from Hill City high school. Following graduation he worked for Flyte Construction on the Minnekahta to Pringle road. His next job was in the uranium processing plant in Edgemont. When the mill was to close he took a job at Harvey's Texaco in Hot Springs as an island attendant and mechanic. Early in 1967, Tom started working for Terra Chemical in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. He worked there for five years as a plant operator. When the Gasification Plant in Rapid City started operations, Tom was one of the first operators on site. He was the one who locked the gates at the end of operations and turned the keys over to the new owners. He also worked at underground coal gasification sites in Rawlings, Wyoming, and Centralia, Washington. For a time he worked for Spiers Plumbing in Hill City, and later owned and operated Murphy's Plumbing in Hill City. He then began his twenty year employment with the state of South Dakota: first as the boiler operator and maintenance specialist at the State Veteran's Home in Hot Springs, then with the Department of Transportation as highway maintenance and snowplow operator in Hill City, and finally with the survey crew out of Custer. For the past fifteen years Tom has been the friendly face and hard-working back of Gordon Gulch, keeping things in the Mobile Home Park running smoothly as well as providing security and much of the daily maintenance for the recreational side of the property. Perhaps the job he enjoyed the most was driving the Hill City school activity bus. He always spoke of the wonderful kids and the good times he had with them going to and from games, on field trips and to other activities. The past four winters have been spent in Yuma, Arizona, enjoying the warmer weather.
Tom and his wife Karen celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in June.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; two children, Terry Murphy of Moorcroft, WY and Pamala Louden of Spearfish, SD; five granddaughters; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
The family invites you to join them for fellowship and lunch in the church hall following the committal service. We thank you for your presence and condolences. wishes to thank the wonderful people oat Hospice of the Black Hills National Cemetery for the help and care they provided the past few months, Dr. Dzintars for his wonderful care of Tom, and all the friends and neighbors who have always been there for us. Thank you.
Cards may be sent to Karen Murphy 23775 Hwy 385 Rapid City, SD 57702

 

     
   
     

Mary Frances Young

June 20, 1921 - July 17, 2014

 

Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014

 

Mary F. Young, 93, Spearfish, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Rosary services will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Edgewood Vista in Spearfish with Fr. Timothy Castor. Burial in Colorado will be at a later date.

Mary was born June 20, 1921 at Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, to John and Frances (Wilson) Boyle. She was raised on the family ranch and attended the Plainview country school.

Following the completion of her formal education she returned to the ranch.

She married John F. Kerstiens at Arvada, CO, in the early 1940’s. Following his service in the military they resided in Arvada where she raised their family and operated a dairy. In 1953 they returned to the family ranch until 1962 when they moved to a ranch at Steamboat Springs, CO. Following retirement they moved to Rogers, Arkansas. After John’s death in 1974, Mary returned to Steamboat Springs where she married Robert Young on February 12, 1976. They ranched at Steamboat Springs until moving to Sturgis.

Mary had lived at Edgewood Vista for the last seven years.

Survivors include her sons, Chuck (Rosemary) Kerstiens, Isabel, Jack (Deb) Kerstiens, Piedmont; one brother, John (Charlene) Boyle, Golden, CO; also 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one sister and her grandson, Shane.

 

     
   
     

Barbara Jean Varilek

October 30, 1939 - July 12, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Barbara J. (Kuckleburg) Varilek, 74, Rapid City, died, Saturday July 12, 2014 surrounded by family after a courageous fight with long-term illnesses.
A vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday July 14, 2014 at Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont, SD. Private Inurnment services will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Barbara was born in Mitchell, SD on October 30, 1939, daughter of Raymond and Clarice (Miller) Kuckleburg. She was an avid reader, wonderful cook, loved road trips, and always worked her crosswords in pen.
Barb is survived by her husband Robert of 56 years. Survivors also include their nine children and spouses with their families: Lisa Volk, Topeka, KS; Lynn "Blair" Sullivan, Bradford, CT; Timothy (Paula), Rapid City; Susan (Jim) Laurenti, Mukilteo, WA; Robert C. (Laura), Rapid City; Julie (Jake) Backes, Box Elder; Andrew (Naomi), Billings, MT; Nathan, Rapid City; Margaret (Riccardo) Giacomini, Porcia, Italy; 26 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, R.J. (Kim) Kuckleburg, John (Judy) Kuckleburg, and her favorite brother-in-law, Mick Penticoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Jo Penticoff.

 

     
   
     

Clarence Gross

October 18, 1930 - July 14, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:30am

 

Clarence was born October 18, 1930, to John and Rose Gross in Dupree SD, the youngest son of eleven siblings. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the military, just as his brothers did before him, but he was the first in the family to choose the United States Army as a career. During his first enlistment, while stationed in Austria, he met, and fell in love with Josefa (Eva) a Hungarian national displaced by the east/west division of Europe. Just prior to the outbreak of the Korean War, he married Eva, went through the official adoption process for her pre-school son Karl and had them flown to his unit’s home post at Ft Carson, outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, Clarence soon shipped off to Korea and served in combat with his armored reconnaissance unit. Returning from his tour unscathed, Eva and Clarence began their own family together while maintaining his career in the Army.
In each of his reenlistments of his twenty-one years of service, he choose the combat arms; Armor, Infantry and Artillery He toured in harm's way in places like; Korea, SE Asia and Europe along the borders of the Russian led adversaries to the east. In 1967 he chose to be a drill instructor at Ft Bragg NC, teaching combat skills to the young men that fought in Vietnam. As a family, we went with him to many of his postings here in the United States; Colorado, Washington North Carolina to name a few and overseas locations like Germany and Italy. Shortly thereafter, in 1969, he retired honorably from the United States Army with full pension and benefits.
Clarence chose to settle in Denver, Colorado to be near his wife’s parents whom emigrated there from Europe. He continued working in civilian life, bought a home and graduated from Barnes Business College. He volunteered as a Boy Scout commissioner for Denver Area Council, was an active member of VFW post 1. Clarence was an excellent provider and father to his family. Unfortunately , as what happens in many families after the children have grown, leave home and marry, Eva and Clarence grew apart and divorced in the mid 1990’s. A few years afterwards, he decided to return to South Dakota so he could be close to his remaining siblings. It was here in the Black Hills, near Sturgis, that he purchased a place in Blucksburg, reconnected with his many relatives, built new friendships, continued his membership at the VFWpost in Sturgis and had many enjoyable visits from his youngest son Clark and grandson Eisen.
In 2006, Clarence met a wonderful woman named Margaret Brown; and began a new chapter in his life; the two enjoyed each other’s company so immensely that they married two and a half years later. They shared many interests, went on road trips in and out of state to visit with family and acted as newlyweds should. In 2010, Clarence suffered a stroke that he had at first, quickly recovered from, but over the past two years, time and age had finally caught up and placed him to rest.
He is survived by the newest love in his life, his wife Margaret; his adopted son, Karl; his natural sons, Josef, Lee and Clark; along with five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Clarence is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Eva.
There will be a graveside service at Black Hills National Cemetery, Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Rene' Porter-Stewart officiating. Military Honors will be provided by Sturgis Honor Guard.
Condolences can be sent directly to: Margaret Brown, 2340 East Ave. AptE20 Sturgis, SD 57785.
Or to: The Gross Family c/o Clark Gross 7685 S. Everett St. Littleton, CO 80128.

 

     
   
     

Daniel William Fogelman

February 6, 1955 - July 7, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Daniel "Dan" William Fogelman, 59, Faith, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Opal Community Church with Pastor Calvin Chapman officiating. Family burial will follow at the Opal Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to time of service at the Opal Community Church.
Dan was born February 6, 1955, to Glenn and Margaret (Jerman) Fogelman while Glenn was stationed in the military. Location: Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in the Opal and Faith area. Dan started his boyhood in the Chancellor area then later in 1971 moved with the family to Opal in western South Dakota. After graduating from Faith High School in 1973, Dan worked in several different areas usually always doing ranch work, which was always his passion. Then in 1980 was born to him his first son (Joshua William) and in 1981 his second son (Zachery Ryan). The family moved to North Dakota where Dan worked in the Oil Field and later to Guthrie, OK, where he went to the Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School and started his Ferrier business. While in Oklahoma, he and the family competed in many roping, cutting, and other rodeo events. As the years went by, Dan moved to Tennessee where he carried on his Ferrier business. In 2006, Dan moved back to the Opal Community and worked with his parents on the ranch where he had moved to as a young man in 1971. After the sale of the family ranch in 2013, Dan moved to Faith, where he had been working on various ranches in the area helping his friends during branding, sorting, and herding cattle. Dan always had a passion for hard work, sitting tall in the saddle, and doing the work off of the back of a strong horse.
Dan is survived by two sons, Joshua (Nedra) Fogelman, Mulhall, OK, and Zachery (Tabitha) Fogelman, Mulhall, OK; father, Glenn Fogelman; two brothers, David (Barbara) Fogelman, Hamilton, TX, and Brian (Cheri) Fogelman, Aledo, TX; sister, Gwen Miller, Sioux Falls, SD; 6 grandchildren, (Joshua's) Maylan, Cody, and (Zachery's) Tyler, Ryan, Hunter, and Kayden.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 166 in Mulhall, OK 73063.

 

     
   
     

Donna Marie Hartshorn

February 27, 1948 - July 8, 2014

 

Service to be held:

July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Donna Marie Hartshorn, 66, passed away on July 8, 2014, peacefully in her home in Upton, WY, after a courageous battle with bone cancer.
Visitation will be Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the First Baptist Church in Upton, WY.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Upton with Pastor Randy Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at the Whitewood Cemetery.
Donna Marie Steggall, was born February 27, 1948, to Margaret (Sonnenfelt) and Nyle Steggall, in Ashby, NE. Donna married Robert Hartshorn. She lived a peaceful and exciting life with her husband and dogs.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; her step-daughter, Misty Dawn Crumbaugh, Thorton, CO; her care taker and niece, Mandy Rae Steggall; two step-grandkids; mother, Margaret; siblings, Joanne Wright, Rapid City, SD, Dennis Steggall, Brokenbow, NE, Jim Steggall, Alliance, NE, Cindy Coziahr, Glenrock, WY, Connie Coziahr, Ft. Laramie, WY, and Catherine Harris-Walker, Cody, WY; seven nieces; nine nephews; and three dogs, Copper, Toby, and Daisy.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Nyle; and one unborn child.

 

     
   
     

George Edward Sandy

June 1, 1924 - July 6, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014

 

George E. Sandy was born June 1, 1923 near Long Pine, NE in a sod house. He moved to Buffalo Gap, SD in the spring of 1925. It took 30 days in two covered wagons. His mom and dad traveled with four children under the age of three. He traveled with his mom and dad, siblings, grandma and grandpa, his grandma’s cousin named Marie, and his dad’s sister who was 16 or 18 at the time. George attended the third grade in Buffalo Gap, SD with his brothers and sister.
In 1933, George’s family homesteaded about 18 miles northeast of Buffalo Gap, two miles east of Wind Cave. George then attended Bakerville school for four years. At that time, the ranchers in the area were bought out and it became another park. It was some of the best cattle country in South Dakota at that time.
In 1937, George moved back to Buffalo Gap where the children finished eighth grade. George graduated from high school in 1942 and after high school; George joined the Navy for three years. On September 6, 1946, George married Mary Helen Winkelman from Minneapolis, MN. Six children were born from this union: Edward Lee Sandy, Dicky Fay Sandy, Larry Dean Sandy, Sandra “Sandi” Kay (Sandy) Rowan, Terry Gene Sandy and Rusty Roy Sandy. George also had two stepsons, Thomas O’Dell and Gary O’Dell, and one stepdaughter Dorothy “Dolly” (O’Dell) Emery.
George was a hard working man and spent time working construction, oil rigs, and working for the electric company climbing poles and steel towers. George enjoyed staying active with hunting, fishing and watching sports on TV.
George peacefully left this world on Sunday, July 6, 2014 and is preceded in death by his wife, Mary, sons Edward and Larry, brothers Roy and Clyde and sister Alice, three grandchildren, and his dog Susie.
George is survived by his children: Dick, Sandi, Terry, Rusty, Tommy, Dolly, and Gary, 17 grandchildren 21 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday with the family present at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Skip Smith officiating. Burial follows at the Buffalo Gap Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Meade County Senior Center.

 

     
   
     

John Winston Eddy

September 20, 1918 - July 5, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2:30 PM

 

After nine and one half years of loneliness and numerous medical struggles, John W. Eddy, 95, Rapid City, joined the love of his life, Ruthie, his wife of sixty-five years. He died at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center near Sturgis, SD, on July 5, 2014.
John was born in Lead, SD, September 20, 1918, to William and Margaret Eddy. He was a life-long Lead resident. He started work at age 10 when he would walk to Boyles Dairy up Yellow Creek from the top of Crown Street to help out. His next employment was at some smaller grocery stores in Lead and then at the Hearst Mercantile where he delivered product to their outlying stores in Nemo and Moskee as well as groceries to local retail customers.
On June 2, 1940, he married Ruth V. Hash from the Nemo area. With the exception of his service in the US Army during WWII, they were inseparable until she died in January 2005. In August of 1941, he began working underground for Homestake Mining Company, quickly advancing to the position of Motorman. In October of 1942, he was directed by the War Manpower Commission to report to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Butte, MT. He and Ruth welcomed daughter, Carol A. Eddy, into the world April 29, 1943. John received orders from the War Department to report to Fort Snelling for Induction into the Army on July 29, 1944. On October 29, 1944, son, David J. Eddy was born in Deadwood, SD, while John was in Basic Infantry training. After service in the European Theater, he returned to Lead and worked for Homestake where he remained until retirement in 1982.
A hard-working, dedicated family man he loved camping, woodworking, mechanizing and traveling. The only part of life he ever had enough of was the hard-working.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol, and her long-time friend, Wilson Kelly; son, David, and his wife, Catherine; sister-in-law, Alene (Bob) Eddy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one sister, and three brothers.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to time of service at Kinkade Funeral Chapel on Wednesday before the committal service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local charity of your choice or to the Parkinson Wellness Recovery/PRW!, 134 Ft. Lowell, Tucson, AZ 85716.

 

     
   
     

Mark Larry Isaak

December 8, 1963 - July 6, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00am

 

Mark Larry Isaak, 50, Spearfish, passed away July 6, 2014, after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, South Dakota
Mark was born December 8, 1963, to Larry and Phyllis Isaak. He attended Lead High School and graduated in the class of 1982. Mark worked at Homestake Gold Mine as a contract miner and later as a driller at Peabody Energy Powder River Basin.
Mark, known to his friends as “Sparky” touched the lives of everyone who he knew. He was a loving father of four wonderful children and a grandfather to four beautiful grandchildren, whom he adored. Mark enjoyed the outdoors, taking a morning drive through the Black Hills and loved watching Nascar.
Survivors include his parents, Larry and Phyllis; son, Jaaron (Maranda) Isaak; daughters, Brooklyn Isaak (Josh Ryan), Tonisha Isaak (Dustin Mund), and Tierney Isaak; four grandchildren, Aliyah, Jaxson, Kaitlynn and Brecklynn; a brother, John (Karen) Isaak; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also has a group of very special friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents; uncle, Merlyn Isaak; and one cousin, Kelly Irion.

 

     
   
     

Catherine Barker

February 24, 1934 - July 6, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

 

Apple Valley, MN - Catherine S. Barker, age 80, formerly of Sturgis, SD, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence.
Catherine was born to Thomas and Catherine Scott on February 24, 1934, in Glasgow, Scotland. She immigrated to America at the age of 21 and was employed as a Nanny. Shortly after, she joined the Women’s Army Corp where she was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. It was during her service that she met and married Duane Barker. Upon completion of her military service they resided in Sturgis, SD. They had two sons, Scott and Todd Barker.
Catherine graduated from Black Hill State in 1971 with a degree in Speech/Communications. She had a long career as a substitute teacher in Dowagiac, MI, and Sturgis, SD. In 1980, she was divorced and moved to Denver, CO, where she began her career with the Federal Government. At her time of retirement (2001), she was employed by the Office of Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C.
Catherine is survived by her son, Scott Barker, and his wife, Kim, and two grandsons, Bryan and Matthew Barker, all of Apple Valley, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and Archie; her sister, Bette; and her beloved son, Todd Barker.
A viewing will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel from noon until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors presented by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard. A reception will follow at the Sturgis Presbyterian church.
Cards can be sent to Scott Barker at 15271 Florist Circle, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

 

     
   
     

John Thomas "Tom" Millett

November 29, 1937 - June 26, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00am

 

John Thomas "Tom" Millett, 76, Caputa, and formerly of 15341 Longview Road, Rapid City, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Harvest Community Church in Rapid City with Pastor Steven Lindsay officiating.
Tom was born on November 29, 1937, in Plainfield, New Jersey to John Joseph and Marion "Sally" (Mitchell) Millett. He was a great dad, beloved husband, and wonderful friend. His kind, friendly, and funny mannerisms touched many people. His gift of being a "people person" served him well throughout his life and his career as a salesman. An adventurer and traveler, he lived everywhere from California to Maine and many places in between. One of his favorite, most recent "jobs" was as a greeter at the Sam's Club in Rapid City. He flirted with all the girls, from toddler to elderly- having as he called it "a five second relationship". We will truly miss his bright smile and wonderful hugs.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Laura Lea (Reece) Millett, Caupta; mother of his children, Connie Marie (Coillot) Millett, North Augusta, SC; daughters, Cindy Marie Olson, Caputa, and Heather Dawn Massey, North Augusta, SC; sons, John Mitchell Millett, Beach Island, SC, and Jason Thomas Millett, North Augusta, SC; sisters, Susan Millett and Sally Jean Meeker; brother, George Millett; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Peter Millett.
A memorial has been established to the American Stroke Association.
Cards can be sent to Laura at PO Box 149 in Caputa, SD 57725.

 

     
   
     

Edward Anthony Bruch

January 17, 1951 - June 22, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM

 

Ed Bruch, 63, died peacefully June 22, 2014, at his home in Rapid City, SD. He was born January 17, 1951, in Sturgis to Anthony and Justine (Bestgen) Bruch. Ed was employed for many years by Control Data then SCI until he retired several years ago. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family. His hobbies included watching Nascar, drag racing in his Chevelle, and he contributed to many pit crews for stock cars. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, and liked to travel. Ed was looking forward to a family trip to Europe this fall with his siblings and in-laws. His family truly appreciated all the work he put into keeping the Bruch-Bestgen family record book, a job that he thoroughly enjoyed. He liked his siblings, but loved all his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Ed is survived by his brothers and sisters: Joanne (Dean) Harmon, John Bruch (Bonnie Bruch), Betty (Duane) Jorgensen, Bob Bruch, Helen (Duane) Riedlinger, Judy Bruch (Pat Kerrigan), Albert (Holly) Bruch, Nick (Joni) Bruch, and Susan (Bob) Lehrkamp; his nieces and nephews: Connie (Jim) Buckingham, Gary (Monica) Harmon, Janet Short, Vicki (Jason) McDonald, Monica (Pat) Kneip, Greg Harmon, Karina (Josh) Sigman, Sara (Mike) Casteel, Dan (Casey) Harmon, Stein Bruch, Mieke Meyer, Zweit (Scottie) Bruch, Jessie (Nicole) Jorgensen, Andrew (Jessica) Jorgensen, David Tistinic, Rachel Tistinic, Patrick Kerrigan, Rena (Gavin) Woltjer, Tony (Sonja) Bruch, Annie Bruch, Jenny Bruch, Donni Bruch, Kasey (Toby) Tveidt, Courtney (Austin Schlenker) Bruch, Christina (Colin) Key, Mary (Bo) Fowlkes, Jason (Sarah) Lehrkamp, and Sharon (Zach) Peterson; his great-nieces and nephews: Denetta, Nick, and Cody Buckingham, Josh and Kyle Harmon, Alex and Jake Short, Matt, Ally, and Mason McDonald, Riley, Lyle, Norman, Justine, and Katie Sigman, Roy, Charley, Kenny, Henry, Billy, Maria, Maggie, and Millie Casteel, Jess, Halden, and Annie Harmon, Beck and Quinn Bruch, Pearl Justine Meyer, Emma and Kylie Jorgensen, Avery Jorgensen, Emma, Noah, and Ava Woltjer, Aydyn Key, Sophie Tveidt, Jack Fowlkes, Otto Lehrkamp, and Dysen and Bryley Peterson. He is also survived by six aunts and uncles along with numerous cousins and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Justine Bruch; great grandparents, Henry and Agnes (Karrels) Bruch and John and Jessie (Dryer) Bestgen; niece, Mary Harmon; great-niece, Aubry Jorgensen; and several special aunts and uncles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at St. Martin's Chapel, Sturgis, SD, with Fr. Arnold Kari officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis.
A memorial in Ed's name has been established for St. Martin's Chapel or St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

DeLos Henry Oldewurtel

July 26, 1946 - June 20, 2014

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

 

DeLos (#7) Henry Oldewurtel, 67, Piedmont, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at his residence.
DeLos was born in Slayton MN, on July 26, 1946, to Henry August and Ellamay (Thompson) Oldewurtel.
He Married Diana Hudson, August 19, 2000. He worked as a long haul trucker and later as foreman for Excavating Specialists Inc., retiring in 2003.
DeLos was a kind man who had a lot of love to give to his family and many friends. He enjoyed riding his 1972 shovelhead Harley and made it to 38 Sturgis Rallies, living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute. DeLos was a faithful member of Devine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk, SD.
Survivors include his wife, Diana; seven children, daughter, Lisa (Michael), Selah WA; son, Chad, Yakima, WA; daughter, Crystal (Steve), Fallon, NV; daughter, Pauline "PJ," RuthtLn, MN; daughter, Laura (Chad), Rapid City; son, Joe, Dickenson, ND; and son, John (Sheila), Minneapolis, MN; sister, Carol Sandy, Sedalia MO; brother, Mylan Ray, Pipestone, MN; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry August and Ellamay Oldewurtel; one sister, Anita Wiley; and one brother, Leo Oldewurtel.
Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at The Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church in Black Hawk with Pastor Randy Sturzenbecher officiating.

 

     
   
     

Doris Leone Mickelson

October 12, 1922 - June 20, 2014

 

Service to be held:

10 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014

 

Doris Leone Mickelson was born October 12, 1922, the 3rd of 12 children born to Roy and Edith (Clayton) Chord in a dugout near McCurdy Springs. She grew up at the ranch south of White Owl, attended rural school, graduated from Whitewood High School, and attended 2 years at Black Hills Teacher's College. After which, she taught for one year in Whitewood. Later in life, amidst teaching school, raising kids, and helping run the ranch, Doris completed her bachelor's degree in education.
On August 8, 1943, Doris married Lee Mickelson at the White Owl Church. The morning before the wedding, she butchered and fried 21 chickens for the wedding dinner. During church, the church was so packed that she had to sit on the groom’s lap, and they were married after the service. Grasshoppers were so thick that year,that they ate holes in her wedding gown walking from the back to the front of the church. She and Lee enjoyed riding horses, though legend has it, he gave away his first horse to show that he loved her more. He worked for "Pop" Chord and Joe Brown while she taught at the Lone Pine School. She rode a horse to the school most days with her much younger brother, Paul, on back. One day, the horse startled, and Paul landed in a cactus heap. They moved to the ranch they bought at Enning where they raised seven children.
After losing their infant daughter, Verna, they committed their lives to Jesus. If the church was having a service, then the family would be there. A devotional was read at every breakfast, and later in life, she would read the Bible 1 to 3 hours a day. She overcame adversity as a teenager with a strong faith in God. She loved to help others overcome their adversity by praying and sharing scriptures with them. Doris was committed to pray sometimes for over an hour for every family member, missionaries, churches, pastors, and leaders of our country every day. She was tenacious and strong in life and tried to attend all important events in her children’s lives. She was an encourager and exhorter and #1 cheerleader in our lives.
Doris had a passion for teaching and taught in rural Meade County over 20 years. She was an avid gardener and especially loved her flower beds. Her sweetheart picked her bouquets of wildflowers every summer, on his way in from the hayfields. At one time, she raised over 300 chickens for eggs and meat. Their farm was centered around horses, dairy, and beef cattle. She taught Sunday School at the White Owl Church for many years. After retirement, she found satisfaction in helping people find wellness with Melaleuca products.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Darrel & Connie Mickelson, Linda & Jim Peterson, Darwin Mickelson, Sam Mickelson, Anne & Jimmy Alexander, Rose and Doug Heffern, Martha and Dennis Hall, special daughter-in-law Margie, 27 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren. Also surviving her are siblings: Zoe, Iris, Richard, Ruth, Ilowee, and Paul (Paolo) and many nieces and nephews.
She went home to glory on June 20, 2014. Her husband, Lee Mickelson, infant daughter, Verna, special daughter-in-law Della Rae, her parents, her brothers: Don, Wayne, Everett, Vernon, and an infant boy preceded her.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center with Rev. David Grotzke officiating. Burial will follow at the White Owl Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Memorials have been established to the Sunshine Bible Academy and White Owl Church.

 

     
   
     

Abbie Lane McGillivray

March 21, 1925 - June 20, 2014

 

Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014

 

Abbie Lane Wright McGillivray came into this world on March 21st, 1925 to Ernest and Lavena (Fry) Wright of Faith. She lived in Faith and attended school there.
At a dance, Abbie Lane met and shortly thereafter, married Donald McGillivray. They were married June 3rd, 1943 and resided in Faith for a period of time, before moving to the ranch at Mud Butte. Born to this wonderful union were three sons, Don L., Norman and Delane. Many, many stories have come from the time spent on the ranch with family and friends. Some of these have been put into drawings by a good friend and neighbor.
From the ranch, Abbie Lane and Donald bought the Mud Butte Store in 1975. They lived at and ran the store and Post Office until she sold the store in 1986, and moved back to the ranch. From the ranch she moved into Sturgis where she spent the remainder of her years. She worked many years at the Fort Meade Museum setting displays, giving tours, documenting donations and keeping records of inventories.
Abbie Lane has completed her journey and now resides with our Heavenly Father, her husband Donald, sons Don L., and Norman, her father and mother, 3 brothers (Percy, Archie and Lyle) and 4 sisters (Opal, Gladys, Maye and Juanita).
She will remain alive in the hearts of Son, Delane and his wife Denise, Daughter –in-laws Carla and Pat. Grandchildren Matthew, Nathan and his wife Allison and daughter Aspen, Meghan and her husband Ashley, Brandon and his wife Maranda and their sons Mason and Blain, Anthony and his wife JoDee and their sons, Patrick, Peyton and Kaysen, Nicole and her daughter Summer, Nathaniel, Ivy and her fiancé Aaron and their sons Elijah and Andrew, Holly, Misty and her husband Cody, Katie and her husband Paul and their son Grayson, and many nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Herbert B. Cleveland and Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Inurnment follows at the Bear Butte Cemetery Butte Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Spearfish Regional Hospice and Home Care.

 

     
   
     

Teresa Sigman

December 7, 1957 - June 19, 2014

 

Service to be held:

2:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014

 

Teresa Sigman was born December 7, 1957 to Jim and Peggy (Horton )Sigman at Deadwood, SD. At the age of five she attended the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1965, Teresa, along with her twin, Teena, were poster children for the Easter Seal Society of South Dakota where they represented our State, going to various functions such as teas with the Governor. She remained at the School for seven years. Her mother home schooled her on the family ranch in Bear Butte Valley where she was involved in an exercise program.
Teresa graduated from Brown High School in 1977. She attended Southwest State College. She moved to Rapid City where she made her home. Teresa loved to volunteer. She was very active in the handicap arena where she served on the board of Developmental Disabilities from 1993 to 1996. She attended a School Program called Partners in Policy Making in 1996. Teresa was always willing to help anyone she could. Because of her health, she made her home at a local Care Center in Rapid City. Her religion was very important to her. She was an avid angel collector, she loved to write, listen to music, watch videos, visit with friends and family.
Her survivors include her father, Jim Sigman, rural Sturgis; brother, Bryce (Sandi) Sigman, rural Sturgis; two sisters, Bekki Reinert, Wall and twin sister Teena Sigman, Sturgis; two nephews, Casey Reinert, Arizona and Cole (Jill) Reinert, rural Wall; three nieces, Breezy (Jon) Millar, and Cassie (Tyler) Hicks both of Sturgis, and Tabitha (Jess) Harris, Hot Springs; six great nieces and five great nephews and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her Grandparents, Mother, Brother and six Cousins.
Teresa, 56, Rapid City, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Pastor Denzel Nonhof officiating. Internment follows at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorials have been established to the Rapid City Transportation Department for Dial-A-Ride and Toys-for-Tots in the hills area.