Lillian Josephine Powers

November 5, 1925 - November 24, 2014


Service to be held:

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


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



Richard "Rick" Engleman

June 28, 1961 - November 20, 2014


Service to be held:

5:00 pm Monday, November 24, 2014


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



Kaycee J. Hoffbauer

March 10, 1959 - November 19, 2014


Service to be held:

10 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2014


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



Gary M. Lindley

October 1, 1951 - November 20, 2014


Service to be held:

3:30pm Sunday November 23, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

Gary is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.



Richard Henry Braaton

April 11, 1951 - November 14, 2014


Service to be held:

11:00 am Friday November 21, 2014


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

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



Patricia "Pat" Furze

March 4, 1916 - November 16, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 am Thursday November 20, 2014


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



William "Bill" Dunbar

April 13, 1928 - November 14, 2014


Service to be held:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:00am


William "Bill" Dunbar, 86, Sturgis, and formerly of Dupree, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center following a long struggle with heart disease.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Bill was born in Faith, on April 13, 1928, to Lloyd and Daina (Higgins) Dunbar. After a couple of years of high school, Bill joined the Air Force in 1945. After serving his term he had numerous jobs, and in 1950 he found the love of his life, Doris Miller. Bill and Doris were married on April 13, 1950, in Rapid City in a church basement, with the preacher and his wife, a best man, and maid-of-honor. They went on a day trip to the Black Hills and then it was back to work. To this union five children were born, James "Jim" Dunbar, Sturgis, Vicky (Bernie) Fields, Sturgis, Debrah (Les) Starr, Sturgis, Bill Wayne (Jill) Dunbar, Mobridge, and Lora (John) Breth, Sturgis.
In 1954, Bill returned to the military, but this time with the Army. In his military career, he traveled extensively from Pole to Pole, all over Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Borneo, Wake Island, Fiji Island, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, Korea, Tasmania, and the Philippines. He spent four years in Taiwan, and three of those years his family was with him. He had two tours in Vietnam, four months in Greenland, and four years in Alaska with his family. It is hard to imagine how much of the world Bill saw, he was a world traveler.
Bill is survived by his children, two sisters, Jean Shupick, Sioux Falls, and Muriel Reid, Spearfish; four special sister-in-laws, Joan (Harold) Ross, Sturgis, Eileen Lewis, Belle Fourche, Joyce Collins, Spearfish, and Judy (JT) Stout, Dupree; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; grandson, Marcus Kindsfater, brother-in-laws, Steve Shupick, Chad Reid, Jerry Lewis, Bill Collins, Mick Jung; and sister-in-law, Jane Jung.
A special thanks goes to the family and friends for their love and support. Also, a big thanks to the home health team, all the nurses, doctors, and health care providers, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center for the exceptional care Bill received.
A memorial has been established to the Fort Meade VA Hospice.



Delbert Martin Eisenbraun

June 19, 1928 - November 12, 2014


Service to be held:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00am


Delbert Martin Eisenbraun, 86, Sturgis, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at the VA Hospice at Ft. Meade.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, at 10:00am at The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wall, SD. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis at 2:00pm.
He was born on June 19, 1928 to Herbert and Emma (Willuweit) Eisenbraun at Creighton, SD. As an infant he was brought to the Lord in Holy Baptism at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and later was confirmed in his faith, in Jesus, in German, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Creighton, SD. He attended the South Creighton School, and the Squaw Creek School for his elementary education. Delbert worked for several farmers in the Wall/Creighton area over the years. He joined the U. S. Army in 1951 and served his country overseas in Japan, until he was honorably discharged in 1953 as a Sergeant. Delbert married Darlene Renner on September 10th, 1956. They lived in Wyoming for a time, and after moving to Wall, they adopted two daughters, Shawn and Michelle. While living in Wall, Delbert worked for Wall Conoco, Wall Livestock Auction, and Wall Drug Auto Livery Stable. For many years he drove truck for Midwest Coast based out of Sioux Falls, SD. Later when he returned to live in Wall, he was a driver for the Wall School bus and the Pennington County Transit for Senior Citizens, which he really enjoyed. On July 20th, 1996, he married Karen K. Glass, in Wall, SD.
He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Shawn (Ray) Holt, Peoria, AZ and Michelle Red Earth of the Flandreau, SD area; two grandchildren, Lea, and Ezra; three great-grandchildren, Lyric, Midon, and Phoenix; his sisters, Annetta Geigle, Wall, SD, Esther (Guy, Sr.) Carsten, Rapid City, SD and Wanda (Steve) Goodrich, Rapid City; three brothers, Ivan Eisenbraun, Philip, SD, Paul (Kathy) Eisenbraun, Columbus, IN, and Andrew (Linda) Eisenbraun, Rapid City, SD; and also by Karen's children, John (Kim) Lass, Sioux Falls, SD, and Cindy (Robert) Dennis, Red Owl, SD and by a host of other relatives and friends.
Those preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Karen in October 2013; sister, Betty Helms; a grandson, Matthew; and brothers, Lester Eisenbraun and Herbert Eisenbraun, Jr.; and three brothers-in-law.



Melvin Loren Erickson

June 23, 1931 - November 9, 2014


Service to be held:

Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.


Melvin Loren Erickson, 83, Sturgis, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, with his family at his side.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard.
Mel was born June 23, 1931, in Sturgis, SD, to Elmer H. and Bessie May (Smith) Erickson. He grew up and received his education in Sturgis. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mel served in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Mel married LaVaughn Sudrala June 22, 1963, in Rapid City. They lived in Sturgis and Mel worked several places before accepting a position at Black Hills National Cemetery where he was the shop foreman and grounds keeper until he retired.
He was an all-around handyman and was hard-working. He enjoyed helping others with their projects. He loved to tease everyone and loved to laugh. Mel adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His face would light up when he saw them. He enjoyed talking about the weather and gas mileage. He was the best Dad and Papa you could ask for.
He is survived by his sons, Ed Sudrala, Vaughn (Debbie) Sudrala, Marshal Sudrala, and Kerry (Kim) Erickson; one daughter, Lisa (Ed) Hinker; grandchildren, Brandy Sudrala, Brian Sudrala, Amy Sudrala (fiancé, Tracy Veigel), Scott (Alison) Shaykett, Amanda Shaykett, Krista (Patrick) Shaykett-Nero, Brooke Erickson, Tioni Erickson, Erica (Ross) Bestgen, and Tyler Hinker; great-grandchildren, Leonardo, Willow, and Coral Nikkila, Rylen and Autumn Sudrala, Calvin Shaykett, Tyson Gonzales, Keigen Shaykett, Renley Shaykett-Nero, Kate, Tylee, and Ayla Bestgen, and soon baby boy Bestgen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bessie Erickson; his wife, LaVaughn; daughter-in-law, Wanda Sudrala; brothers, Richard, Lloyd, Wayne, Wilbur, Carroll, and Raymond; and sisters, Edna and MaryLou.
A memorial has been established to the Sturgis Vet's Club.



Judy E. Tishmack

October 7, 1953 - November 10, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 am Friday November 14, 2014


Judy Elaine Tishmack, 61, Newell, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at her residence after a five year battle with cancer.
A rosary will be held at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell, Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Tyler Dennis and Monsignor Michael Woster officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Judy Elaine Grandpre was born October 7, 1953 to Delore and Eva (Nordeen) Grandpre in Elgin, ND. She attended grade school in Carson, ND, and high school in McIntosh, SD.
In 1971, she married Donald Tishmack. They lived in McIntosh while Don was in basic training. They later moved to Hampton, VA, for two years while Don was in the Army, and had a son, Jesse. After returning to SD, a daughter, Amanda, was born. They eventually settled in Newell, SD, where they lived for the past 40 years.
Judy worked for Belle Fourche Irrigation District and First Bank for 35 years. She served on the library board, Newell school foundation board and was a member and officer for the Altar Society at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Judy also thoroughly enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her husband, Don; son, Jesse (Jerry) Tishmack, Van Alstyne, TX; daughter, Amanda (Troy) Herman, Rapid City, SD; three grandchildren, Mason Herman, Korbin Herman and Kristen Donaho; one sister, Dee Huston, Twin Falls, ID; and two brothers, Ron (Sharon) Grandpre, Moses Lake, WA, and Carrol (Dawne) Grandpre, Rapid City, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delore and Eva.



Harley Meade Price

March 21, 1925 - November 7, 2014


Service to be held:

10 a.m. Tuesday November 11, 2014


Harley Meade Price was born at home on the Price/Crites homestead in Opal, SD on March 21, 1925 to Joseph and Ida (Crites) Price. Harley attended grade school at the Old Pine School and graduated from Faith High School in 1945.
Immediately after graduation, Uncle Sam sent Harley a “Greetings Letter” calling him to serve In World War II. He then joined the Army and was stationed for a year and a half in Frankfurt, Germany.
Upon returning from serving his country, he met the love of his life, Ellen Lorraine Reese, at the Maurine Dance Hall. They were married in Sturgis, SD on June 9, 1949. They eventually moved to the Price/Crites homestead where they lived and ranched for the next 65 years.
Harley was a true cowboy. During his cowboy life, he broke many horses for area ranchers and many bones for himself. He trailed horses from Usta to the sale barn in Mobridge. Harley loved his ranch and his ranch work. He took pride in raising good cattle and he always fed them all they could eat!
During his lifetime of ranching, Harley built miles and miles of fence and swathed hundreds of acres of alfalfa. One of his greatest pleasures was getting in his swather and heading to the fields. On his road of life, he worked many jobs to provide for his family, he helped build Highway 212 and he also laid cable for the missile bases in Meade County.
Harley took pride in his community and helped to build several structures there, the Opal Hall and the Opal Church. He also managed the Opal Hall for many years and many a good time was had at the dances and celebrations held there. Harley loved to dance and you could always find Harley and Ellen at the Opal dances. Thank God he had a wife and 4 daughters for dancing partners, because he always danced every dance.
Harley passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 7, 2014.
Harley loved family, and thankful for sharing his life are his wife of 65 years, Ellen Price and children; Judy (Wes) Reeves, Penny (Ric) Lensegrav, Rich (Ronda) Price, Roxie (Squeak) Haines, Pam (Larry) Ross, and Danny (Larinda) Price. His brother, Walt (Thora) Price and sister, Opal (Don) Grubl. He loved his grandchildren and is survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida Price, and 5 siblings; Elsie Nelson, Graydon Price, Stanley Price, Maldwin Price, and Olive (Toy) Talley. He was also preceded in death by 2 special grandsons, Riley Haines and Coy Price.
He was a member of the Faith VFW and the Opal Community Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Faith Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial with military honors will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.



Betty Jane Parsons

May 19, 1926 - November 7, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 am Wednesday November 12, 2014


Betty Jane Parsons, 88, Rapid City formerly of St. Onge, died Friday November 7, 2014.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday November 12, 2014 at the St. Onge United Church of Christ, with Pastor Del Neumeister officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.

Betty was born May 9, 1929, on the family ranch northwest of Belle Fourche, SD to Carl and Alice (Schafer) Klein. As a child she enjoyed working on the ranch, herding sheep and riding horses with her sister. She graduated from Belle Fourche high school in 1945. In 1946 Betty married Verne Parsons from Brattleboro, Vermont; they met as pen pals during the war. They moved to Vermont soon after they were married, where their first daughter was born. They moved back to South Dakota and lived in Belle Fourche and St. Onge. They went on to have four more children. Betty was very active in church and did babysitting for many of the grandchildren and the neighborhood children. The past seven years of her life she was a resident of the Golden Living Center, where she touched many of the staff members. She enjoyed going out on outings and having ice cream on Thursdays.

Grateful for sharing her life are her children, Joyce (Doug) Schumacher, Rapid City, Harley (Winifred) Parsons, New Castle, WY, Robert (Judy) Parsons, Casper, WY, Janet (Brad) Bachman, Rapid City and Larry (Laura) Parsons, Whitewood. 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild due in January.

She was preceded in death, by her husband Verne, her parents, one brother and two sisters.

"While I sit close beside you, content at last to see you, that you can rest, dear mother and I can cherish thee…." Louisa May Alcott



Mary E. Hayford

January 26, 1927 - November 5, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Monday November 10, 2014


Mary Ella Hayford was born January 26th 1927 in Hermosa SD to Eddie Lee and Mary Ellen (Lobdell) Couch. She grew up around the Rapid City area until 1941 when they moved to Milboro, SD. She attended a rural school in Winner South Dakota and finished her senior year in Dupree SD in 1945. While in Dupree she helped work on the family farm with her father. She moved to Rapid City to attend the National School of Business, where she graduated in December 1946.

She married Nathan Orville Raymond Hayford on January 23rd 1947 in Rapid City SD. Mary and Nathan lived mainly in the Black HIlls except for the 2 years they lived in Milboro. Since 1949 Mary and Nathan have lived in Sturgis where they raised their family. In 2004 Mary moved to Austell GA with Janice Casteel, then returning to Sturgis 2 years later, to live out her final years.

She is survived by her children Raymond (Carol) Hayford of Hoschton GA, Janice Casteel of Sturgis, Marilyn (Leon) Coolley of Spearfish, Dale (Syd) Hayford of Spearfish, and Debbie Hayford and special friend John Purdy of Hiram Ga, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Jean Edwards and Faye Applegate and one brother, Basil Couch.

She was preceeded in death by her parents Eddie and Mary Hayford,husband Nathan, brothers Earl and Vernley Couch, 6 sisters, Verna, Vera, Lois, Hazel, Lorraine, and Ruby, 2 daughters Judy Harkness and Betty Lou Hayford and one great grandson Joshua Laird.

Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis on Sunday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Lifespring Wesleyan Church in Sturgis. Burial follows at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to the American Heart Association.



Dorothy Agnes Price

May 5, 1928 - November 2, 2014


Service to be held:

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.


Dorothy Agnes (Eaton) Price, died at the Crook County Nursing Home in Sundance, WY, on November 2, 2014, after a lingering illness with Alzheimer's.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 10:00 at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.
Dorothy was born at her home near Redelm, SD, on May 5, 1928. She attended grade school at Redelm and graduated from Faith High School in1946. Dorothy attended one year of Teachers College at Spearfish and taught school one year near Hereford. She married Neal Dow and they were the parents of two sons, Arthur (Duffy) and Steve. They lived near Newell before moving to Black Hawk in the early 60's. Dorothy made her living driving a school bus for many years for different school districts. Dorothy survived the Rapid City Flood in June of 1972.
She met the love of her life, Jerry Price, and on April 27, 1974, they were married in Box Elder, SD. Their first home was in Sturgis, SD before moving to Gillette, WY, later moving to Rozet, WY. They purchased a camper and traveled to various areas for Jerry's work. After retirement in 2004, the couple moved to Bensen, AZ, and enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends eventually moving to Newcastle, WY, to be near her son, Duffy.
Dorothy enjoyed making quilts, crocheting, and working in her flower gardens. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; sons, Duffy, Newcastle, WY, and Steve, Sheridan, WY; two step-daughters, Shelley Flores, Richmond, WA, and Karlene Price, Lewiston, IA; eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Loretta Eaton; brothers, Wesley and Robert; and a sister, Shirley.



Dorothy M. Ramsay

December 14, 1917 - October 31, 2014


Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Saturday November 8, 2014


Dorothy Mae Ramsay, 96, Sturgis, died Friday October 31, 2014 at the Sturgis Regional Senior Care Center.

Committal services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Pine Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Rapid City.

Dorothy was born at Newell, SD, December 14, 1917, to Albert and Josephine (Young) Healey. She grew up and attended school in the Newell/ Vale area.

On April 19, 1946, she married Ora Ramsay at Broadus, MT. They lived in Rapid City until 1950, when they moved to Newell where they farmed until 1975. They moved to the Sturgis area where she lived until her death.

Dorothy enjoyed her friends, going to coffee and out to eat. She enjoyed working in her yard and Daniel O’Donnell; both his looks and his music. She also like working “Find A Word” puzzle books, playing solitaire and watching T.V.

Dorothy loved being a nanny to Renae, Bo and JoDee Fowlkes as well as Paul, Luke and Sam Erfman.

Survivors include her two daughters, Crystal Lambert, Tampa, FL, and Gloria Gantt, Hickory, NC; four grandchildren and four great granddaughters. She is also survived by sisters in law, Thelma Healey, Rapid City, SD, Marge Healey-Sherman, Oregon, Charlene Healey, California; also several nieces and nephews and special friends, Chuck and Ula Fowlkes and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant sons, four brothers and four sisters.



Elizabeth Rose Skinner

September 8, 1927 - November 3, 2014


Service to be held:

Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.


Our beloved Elizabeth Rose Skinner, 87, Newcastle, passed away, on November 3, 2014, at the Weston County Manor, Newcastle, WY.
She was born September 8, 1927, in Camp Creek, WV, to Isaac James Ellison and Mary Elizabeth Lily-Taylor. Shortly after childbirth, Elizabeth’s mother passed away and she was unofficially adopted by her aunt, Florence Lily Taylor, and her uncle, Wylie Taylor, and was raised in the coal mining town of Lillybrook, West Virginia.
In the early 1940’s, on a train ride to San Francisco, Elizabeth met her true love, Leo Sheldon Skinner. They were married in San Francisco on January 6, 1944, and upon Leo’s discharge from the Navy, they moved to West Virginia and resided there until 1949. After several moves, they settled in Newcastle in 1951 and decided to put down roots. During the mid 1950’s Elizabeth worked as a cashier for Decker’s and later was employed for ten years as a dispatcher for the Newcastle Police Department.
Throughout Elizabeth’s life she had many joys and passions. Among her favorite was spending time with family and friends, preferably playing card and board games. She loved fishing and camping. She was an avid bird enthusiast and enjoyed long walks in search of arrowheads. Never far from a crochet needle and yarn, Elizabeth’s unparalleled crocheting skills earned her a purple ribbon at the 1973 Weston County Fair. A lover of music, Elizabeth was an accomplished pianist often accompanying her church choir and church services. She was known for her green thumb with all plant life and one of the highlights of summer was enjoying the bounty of her vegetable garden. A voracious reader, she loved a variety of storytelling with the Bible being her most cherished. Elizabeth was an active and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church and was ardent about her faith and the teachings of Christ.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Elizabeth will be deeply missed. She had a generous and kind spirit. She never knew a stranger and all were welcome at her table. She leaves us with an indelible and unforgettable mark upon all our hearts.
Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Michael Leo Skinner and Errol Patrick Skinner; her daughter-in-law, Karla Jo Skinner; her granddaughters, Stephanie Skinner, Melissa Bettencourt (Jude) and Emily Skinner-Angel (Greg); her great-grandson, Ian Skinner; and several nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Leo Sheldon Skinner; father, Isaac James Ellison; mother, Mary Elizabeth Lily-Ellison; brother, John Earl Ellison; aunt, Florence Lily Taylor; uncle, Wiley Taylor; cousin, Elizabeth Prince; and several other nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Services will be held on November 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 903 S. Summit Avenue, Newcastle, WY, with lunch to follow at the Senior Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weston County Manor.



Mary "Peg" L.R. Briggs

June 25, 1933 - October 23, 2014


Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014


Mary La Rea “Peg” Briggs, 81, Piedmont, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at her home in Piedmont.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Piedmont Valley Lutheran Church in Piedmont with Pastor Margie Hershey officiating. Private family inurnment services will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.

Peg was born June 25, 1933 at Piedmont, SD, to Grant and Mary Fern (Shambo) DeHaven.

Peg loved animals of all kinds, especially birds. She had a soft heart for children, and would often be seen reaching out with candy or a comforting small toy to a child in need.

Survivors include her husband Mike Briggs, son, Gary (Judy) Briggs; daughters, Casey Lord, Mickey (Dennis) Day, Gayle (Donnie) Odean; brothers, Neal DeHaven, Elmore DeHaven; sister, Nelda (Floyd) Peters; grandchildren, Tim (Corrin) Lord, Amy (Matt) Timm, Matt (Jenny) Day, Steven Day; also 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Cyrus Odean; sister, Vera Freeman; brother, Gordon DeHaven and her parents.



Patsy Ann Kenstler

July 14, 1939 - November 2, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 am Thursday November 6, 2014


Patsy Ann (Hardesty) Kentsler of Whitewood, SD, was called home to heaven November 2, 2014.
Patsy was born in Rapid City, SD, to George H. Hardesty and Genevieve G. Holmes July 14, 1939. Patsy grew up and attended school in Keystone, SD. Patsy enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, canning, gardening, crafts, and was a very active member of her church. In her younger years, she was a member of the Homestake Women’s Auxiliary, Eagles Club, and Moose Club. She dedicated her life to helping others as a certified nurse’s aide in Deadwood and Spearfish. She donated her time in retirement working in the food pantry in Whitewood. She also liked helping others in need. She was known by children in her neighborhood as “the sucker lady”.
Proud to have been a part of her life are her three children, Shirley Pettit, Grand Junction, CO, Alice Doud, Mobridge, SD, and George Kidder (Michelle) Preeceville, Canada. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Ray, and Jim; sister, Bertha; and two infant sons.
A memorial has been established to The Lord's Kitchen in Whitewood.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Black Hills Baptist Church in Whitewood with Pastor Sean Donnelly officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Keystone Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, one hour prior to services at the church.



Gaylene Louise Morell

September 24, 1946 - October 29, 2014


Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Wednesday November 5, 2014


Gaylene Louise Morell was born in Deadwood, SD on September 24, 1946, to Floyd and Betty (Lyons) Varland. She died on October 29, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, SD. The committal service will follow at 2:00 pm at the Fairpoint Cemetery in Fairpoint, SD. The visitation will be Tuesday, November 4 from 5-7 pm at Kinkade Funeral Home. After the burial there will be a gathering Wednesday, November 5 at 5:00 pm at the Newell Golf Course.
Gaylene received all her schooling in Newell, graduating from Newell High School in 1964. She married David Victor Morell on February 6, 1965, in Newell, SD, and became a ranch wife at Fairpoint, SD. Like many ranch wives, she enjoyed most things on the ranch, but not all. She particularly loved baby calves and halter-breaking colts. David and she raised a son and a daughter on the ranch while working together. Gaylene worked as an aide in the rural Meade County Schools for 20 years. While being an aide, Gaylene helped raise many of "her kids". She enjoyed working men's night at the Newell Golf Course clubhouse for 17 years serving drinks, food and jokes.
Gaylene never let anyone leave her kitchen table hungry after branding. She will be remembered for her apple pie. She loved music and always greeted everyone with a smile and a hug.
She is survived by her husband, David, Fairpoint, SD, son, Keith (Stacie) Morell, Fairpoint, SD, daughter, Vikki Morell (Alan Gifford), Rapid City, SD; grandchildren Katie Remington and Patrick Hamling, Rapid City, SD, and David Morell, Fairpoint, SD; brother, Ron (Nita) Varland, Lima, OH, sister, Betty Jo (Cliff) Melchert, Gillette, WY; sister-in-law, Colleen (Elwin) Yoder, Warsaw, MO, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and her parents-in-law and sister-in-law Diane Troxell.
A memorial will go to MD Anderson Cancer Research.



Ruth Ann Royer

December 18, 1944 - October 31, 2014


Service to be held:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 2:00pm


Ruth Ann Royer, 69, Sturgis, died on October 31, 2014, at home with family by her side.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Randy Bradley officiating.
Ruth was born on December 18, 1944, to Hyltje "Bill" and Sadie (Oldenkamp) Dykema in Murdo. She grew up there and attended Murdo High School up to her junior year. She then married Gary Royer on September 2, 1961, and to this union three children were born. The family moved to Sundance in 1977, where Gary worked in the oilfields. She and Gary later got a divorce in 1983. For a few years she ran the Log Cabin Café in Sundance, WY, and the Aladdin Café in Aladdin, WY. Ruth moved to Sturgis in 1990, until she made the decision to move to Colorado in 2000 to be closer to family until 2003, when she moved back to Sturgis. She worked as a cook, waitress, and cashier at Tin Lizzie's and the Four Aces in Deadwood until her retirement in 2012.
She enjoyed collecting Christmas themed Budweiser beer steins for many years. Her sister-in-law got her interested in wood burning and the two of them made many items for craft shows. She also liked camping and swimming in Keyhole Lake and Oahe Reservoir.
Ruth is survived by her sons, James and Jeffery, Sturgis; daughter, Sheryl Klocker, Sundance; sister, Berdena Huston, Sturgis, and their families; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ben, Boyd, and John; and sister, Mary Ehlers.
A memorial has been established.