Obituaries
     
   
     

DeWayne C. Tveidt

January 10, 1953 - September 30, 2017

 

Service to be held:

At A LAter Date

 

DeWayne C. Tveidt was born January 10, 1953, to Lewis Tveidt and Esther (Hanson) Tveidt. He graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1971. DeWayne lived and ranched on the family farm near Sturgis in Boulder Canyon and Meade County his entire life.
DeWayne also spent many years with the Meade County Sheriff’s office, where he started as a volunteer and then worked part time often doing nights and weekends. This led to many good stories and him attending DCI School in Pierre.
DeWayne enjoyed shooting and hunting, especially yearly deer hunts with friends. His hobbies included designing and modifying equipment to help get the work done around the farm. DeWayne enjoyed history, especially western S.D. history and would attended auctions in search of antiques, a passion he shared with his mother. He also had a love for fast cars, off road vehicles, and pickup trucks.
DeWayne, 64, passed away September 30, 2017, at his home in Sturgis.
DeWayne is survived by his sister, Eileen (Neil) Hodges of Fort Pierre; his niece, Estell (William) Johnson of Towanda, KS; his nephew, Darin (April) Hodges of Pierre, SD; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Esther Tveidt; grandparents, Lena (Spilker) Hanson and Lauritz and Kristiana Tveidt.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

     
   
     

Junior Lyle Andersen

March 26, 1923 - October 12, 2017

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 

Junior was born March 26, 1923, at Spearfish, SD, to Nels and Katrina (Evers) Andersen. He grew up in Spearfish and graduated from Spearfish High School.
Junior married Betty J. Bell on May 31, 1942. He worked at the Spearfish Co-op as a licensed cream tester, ice cream maker, and cheese and butter maker.
Junior served his country honorably in the US Army as a combat medic from 1943 until 1945. He received the bronze star, four battle stars, and numerous other citations. He returned home following his release as a POW and operated Andersen's Carpet and Drapery in Spearfish for 26 years.
He was active in his community and served with the Spearfish fire department and the Spearfish police department. Junior was a member of the VFW, POW, American Legion, and the DAV, as well as the SD Peace Officers Association and Fort Meade Volunteer Services.
Junior managed a furniture factory in Phoenix while living there for five years.
Junior L. Andersen, 94, Spearfish, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his residence.
Survivors include his son, Robert Andersen; daughter, Charlyne Sheehan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Committal services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Friends may gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Sharon F. Ross

September 9, 1940 - October 12, 2017

 

Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 17

 

Sharon was born September 9, 1940, in Ennis, MT, to John W. and Corinne A. (Elllefson) Schmidt. She grew up in Marcus on the family ranch where she lived with her parents and her brother, Jerry. She attended country school, taught by her mother. She stayed with her grandparents so she could attend high school in Sturgis, graduating in 1958. She then graduated from the National College of Business in Rapid City. She lived and worked in St. Petersburg, FL, and New Orleans, LA. She moved back to Sturgis in 1962 where she worked at Sturgis Community Federal Credit Union for 32 years, retiring in 2006. She married Vernon E. Ross on August 7, 1967 in Mitchell, SD.
She spent much of her youth playing along Red Owl Creek with her many cousins that also lived along the creek. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, canning, and attending the many activities and sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was adventurous. She rode on the back of her daughter's motorcycle from Sturgis to Cody, WY. She loved to camp, in a tent, the back of a pick-up, or in a camper, it didn't matter, as long as she was in the outdoors. She was an avid photographer, filling many photo albums and winning contests with some of her outdoor photos. She always grew a large garden, usually larger than she and Vern needed. She canned or froze many fruits and vegetables from her garden every year. Many family weekends were spent in the Hills picking berries which she would turn into syrup or jelly. She was an avid fisherman and hunter, most times out fishing and out shooting the men in her life.
She was very strong, overcoming many obstacles and illnesses in her life. She was sent to Shriners Hospital in Hot Springs to learn how to walk due to complications during her birth. She developed kidney disease and was put on dialysis until her husband Vern donated one of his kidneys, allowing them the freedom to enjoy doing the things they loved to do. She silently fought cancer for over 14 years, never complaining or giving up.
Sharon Faye Ross, 77, Sturgis, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Lippold Hospice Suite at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Vern, Sturgis; daughter, Corinne (Steve) Johnson, Kingston, WA; step-son, Jerry (Linda) Ross, Rapid City, SD; 7 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Corinne Schmidt; an infant daughter, Michelle; brother, Jerry Schmidt; step-son, Leonard Ross; and grandsons, Gavin Ross and David Ross.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis with Pastor Kris Garlick officiating. Inurnment will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Lippold Hospice Suite at Sturgis Regional Hospital.

 

     
   
     

Buddy Gene Freidel

September 30, 1966 - October 3, 2017

 

Service to be held:

At A Later Date

 

Buddy Gene Freidel was born September 30, 1966, to Howard and Jackie (Rollins) Freidel in Missoula, Montana. Buddy grew up in Black Hawk, S.D. In 1985 he graduated from Rapid City Central High School. Shortly after graduating he entered the Army where spent four years. Buddy enjoyed hunting which he often did with his father and brother. He and his siblings also spent a great deal of their childhood with their maternal grandparents L.C. and Joan Rollins. This time was spent riding horses, going to parades, horse shows, rodeos and working in the hay fields. Buddy was extremely talented in woodwork which translated into his own construction company.
Buddy met and married his wife, Dawn Herron in Black Hawk, S.D. October 4, 2013.
Buddy, 51, Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his home.
He is survived by his wife Dawn; sons, Jacob Laware, Ethan Freidel and Orrin Stoddard; grandson, Sebastian Stoddard; mother, Jackie, of Washington; sister, Christine (Jason) Foust, of Washington; brother, Joseph, of Iowa; and 2 nephews and 4 great nieces.
Buddy was preceded in death by his father, Howard R Freidel; his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A memorial service will be at a later date.

 

     
   
     

Dale Marvin Wolff

March 31, 1958 - October 11, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Dale was born March 31, 1958, in Sturgis, SD, to Marvin J. and Helmi V. (Johnson) Wolff. He grew up in Whitewood and attended school in Whitewood and Sturgis, finally obtaining his GED. Dale spent many years working for the Burlington Northern Railroad in Wyoming. He eventually left his job on a medical discharge.
Dale was a strong, independent individual who had his likes and dislikes. He said he would not judge as there was only One to judge. But he would form and carry strong opinions. Dale loved anything mechanical that had grease on it. He was gifted to fix something broken and make it work again. All that it took was his mind, his hands, and time. Dale thought man's best friend was a dog, and he always had one.
Dale loved the outdoors and hanging out with his friends. A favorite of his was going to Sand Creek camping with his buddies. They called themselves "The Extreme Campers!"
Dale had been known to say "when it's your time, it'll be your time…we never know!"
Dale Marvin Wolff, 59, Whitewood, SD, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
He is survived by his siblings, Vicki Jeffery, Sturgis, Terry Wolff, Newell, Sarah Nelson and Debra (Rick) Heinrich, Whitewood, Sandra Johnson, St. Paul, MN, Linda (Tom) Young, Spearfish, SD, Lloyd Wolff and Mike (Vicki) Wolff, Newell, SD, and Richard (Leah) Wolff, Casper, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Helmi Wolff; an infant sister; and a nephew.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor David Baer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Meadow Cemetery near Roubaix.

 

     
   
     

Delbert Emo Brink

November 8, 1954 - October 10, 2017

 

Service to be held:

2:30 p.m. Monday October 16, 2017

 


Delbert was born November 8, 1954, at Belle Fourche, SD, to Delmar and Jeanette (Walloth) Brink. He was raised at the home place at Fairpoint, SD, and attended country school there. He graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1973.
Delbert owned and drove trucks for many years. He loved flying, racing, hunting, animals, and camping. He was known as the "dog whisperer."
He owned and operated the pawn shop in Deadwood for several years. He was a good businessman and entrepreneur. He owned several businesses over the years.
Delbert Emo Brink, 62, Sturgis, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
He survived life, including a horrific crash in 2010. He beat the odds and survived. His faith in the Lord saw him through many events. Delbert fought a long, hard struggle with diabetes for over 30 years, but never gave up or complained.
Delbert's greatest passion in life was loving his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. "You will always be loved, Papa."
Survivors include his wife, Robin, Sturgis; son, Justin Brink, Groves City, PA; daughters, Amie Dennison, Rapid City, Kelsi Dennis, Rapid City, and Keisha Dennis, Sturgis; grandchildren, Aisling, Daveon, Rylee, Makai, and Michael, Jr.; siblings, Marlin (Linda) Brink, Fairpoint, Neoma (Karl) Richter, Enning, and Keith Brink, Box Elder; sisters-in-law, Terry Brink, Sturgis and Betty Jo (Chet) Stone, Hermosa; brother-in-law, Les (Lisa) Albertson, Sturgis; special uncle, Daryl Brink, Sturgis; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Maggie, Burkee, and Koda.
Delbert was met in Heaven by his parents; grandparents; his brother, Darwin; his in-laws; and his faithful dog, Shadow.
Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Believers Fellowship Church in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Melvin Earl Shuck

July 1, 1928 - October 9, 2017

 

Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Melvin E. Shuck, 89, was born July 1, 1928, in Callaway, NE, and died of a glioblastoma October 9, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade. His parents, Fred Willis and Sylvia Belle (Rife) Shuck moved to Lantry, SD, when he was nine months old. Melvin graduated from Eagle Butte High School in 1946 and served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953, at Fort Flagler, WA, Fort Belvoir, VA, and helped to build Camp Desert Rock in Nevada where he participated in nuclear blasts (air and tower drops) four times. He was injured by two amphibious “ducks” at Fort Flagler, which caused problems with his left shoulder for the rest of his life.
Melvin married Lorretta Griffith on October 15, 1960, and the marriage was strong and loving until her death on October 31, 2009. They had four children, Nancy residing in Belle Fourche, Harley (Rhonda) residing in Dayton, WY, Lyle (Tracy Hesse) residing in Albany, OR, and Judy (Skip) Hallett residing in Albany, OR. He also has four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Melvin worked many jobs in his life very successfully. First and foremost he was a farmer and rancher with his parents until the whole family moved to Oregon in 1969. He also drove truck; had a business with a partner putting up hay and moving hay stacks, building stock dams, building barns and other buildings, and laying concrete for many years; worked as a carpenter; harvested grass seed; and worked for Farm Services at Oregon State University for 22 years, retiring in 1993 as Assistant Manager. After his wife’s retirement, they returned to South Dakota, settling in Belle Fourche in 1998. After he retired, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Oregon and the DAV as a van driver in South Dakota, providing many hours and miles to drive veterans to medical appointments.
Melvin loved his family, animals (mostly dogs and horses), and baseball (playing on the Lantry town team and teaching all his children to play). He spent many hours catching a baseball for his sons and more hours playing games with his children (cards, baseball softball, or basketball). In retirement, he enjoyed coffee with his friends in Belle Fourche and volunteering with the DAV.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several more cousins.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Jean Helmer officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the VA Fort Meade Hospice (contact VA Volunteer Services at Fort Meade at 605-347-7206) or the cancer-fighting organization of your choice are requested.

 

     
   
     

Mark Edward Devinney

April 19, 1954 - October 11, 2017

 

Service to be held:

10 a.m. Monday October 16, 2017

 

Mark was born April 19, 1954, in Luverne, MN, the second of five children born to James and Patricia (Walsh) Devinney. Mark grew up in Hardwick, MN, until the family moved. Mark graduated from high school in 1972 from Willmar Senior High School, Willmar, MN. Upon graduation, Mark enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged after 17 years of service to his country. He then worked for MCI and several other companies over the years.
Even though Mark loved playing in the snow as a child growing up in Minnesota, once he found the warmth of the South, he spent most of his life there. In recent years, he moved to Rapid City, SD, to be near family.
Mark Edward Devinney was called home by “his Lord and his Boss” on October 11, 2017, at the Fort Meade VA Hospice.
Mark is survived by two daughters, Marcie (Tomasz) Piotrowska of High Point, NC, and Myra Devinney of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren; four sisters, Pauline (Steven) Staufacker, Camille (Charles) Callahan, and Julia (Shawn) Bitz, all of Rapid City, SD, and Jamielyn (Dale) Sauvage of Helena, AL; one aunt, Betty Devinney of Bloomington, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James, in 1993, and his mother, Patricia, in 1998.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City, SD, followed by burial with military honors at the Black Hills National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

 

     
   
     

Bernard "Benny" Goldade

June 9, 1937 - October 7, 2017

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Benny was born to George and Mary Goldade on June 9, 1937 at Glencross, SD. He married Betty Aubuchon on November 17, 1955, and to this union came 5 children; Rose, Cindy, Benny, Sandy and Scott.
Benny was a Drywall Contractor for most of his life.
Bernard Joseph “Benny” Goldade, 80 of Rapid City, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Rapid City at Hospice of the Hills.
Survivors include his daughters, Rose (Frank) Dupris, and Cindy Johnson (Dennis Meyers), all of Rapid City, SD; son, Scott Goldade of Sisseton, SD; brother, Jimmy Goldade of Springhill, FL; three sisters, Marie Morandin of Ocean Shores, WA; Helen Hubbard of Santa Rosa, CA; and Caroline Jangula of Brooksville, FL. He has 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Betty, two children; Benny Jr. and Sandy Van Kley; parents, 3 sisters and 6 brothers.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday October 16, 2017, at the Sturgis Open Bible Church.

 

     
   
     

Daniel Kelly Keith

April 21, 1947 - October 6, 2017

 

Service to be held:

10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017

 

Dan was born April 21, 1947, in Gregory, SD, son of Ferdinand S. and Joyce Ann (Christensen) Keith. Dan attended school in Gregory, graduating in 1965. Dan was a proud member of the Gregory Gorillas basketball team when they played in the South Dakota State A Basketball Tournament in 1963. In his youth, Dan stayed busy hunting the surrounding fields and hills of Gregory and fishing the Missouri River.
Thanks to his athletic background, he received scholarships to play football, basketball, and baseball for the Pointers at USD/Springfield where Dan majored in science and physical education. While in college, Dan met his future wife, Joyce Osnes of Burke, SD. They were married in 1969 and spent the next 48 years in a loving, adventure-filled marriage. With teaching certificates in hand, they began their careers in secondary education. Dan entered the military in 1970 where he proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Dan’s career as a science teacher and coach spanned 37 years with stints in Delmont, SD, Wall, SD, and Gillette, WY. Dan and Joyce spent 27 fulfilling years in Gillette, as educators in Campbell County School District. Dan retired in 2006, and in 2007, the couple relocated from Gillette to their Black Hills cabin near Lead, SD, where they have enjoyed their retirement years.
Dan always wanted a son to share his love of the outdoors. He was blessed with two: Kelly born in 1977 and Brit in 1983. He felt especially lucky when daughter-in-law, Lacey Gerving, joined the family. Kelly and Lacey’s three children (Michael, Kelsey, and Caden) were the icing on Grandpa Dan’s cake. Brit brought Kimberly Wenger into our family to make it even better and more complete.
Dan loved to fish, hunt, and spend time visiting Maitland Road neighbors in his duty as the unofficial, self-appointed Mayor of Maitland. Dan enjoyed several fishing trips to Canada and Alaska, and closer jaunts to two of his favorite fishing holes: Orman Dam and Shade Hill Reservoir. Hiking expeditions into Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains over the years were always adventurous. South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota also provided numerous opportunities for successful hunting trips for Dan.
Daniel Kelly Keith, 70, of Lead, SD, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade, SD.
Dan will be deeply missed by his wife, Joyce of Lead, SD; son, Kelly and Lacey Keith and grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey, and Caden of Lead, SD; son, Brit Keith and Kim Wenger of Sheridan, WY; sister-in-law, Gladys Keith of Eagle River, AK; brother-in-law, Doug and Julie Osnes of Pierre, SD; sister-in-law, Janet and Steve Legersky of Redstone, CO; niece, Patty and Jeff Rusher of California, MD; niece, Caroline and Doug Downs of Fairbanks, AK; nephew, Greg and Jaymee Keith and sons of Eagle River, AK; niece, Amber and Travis Antholz and daughters, Lincoln, NB; nephew, Drew Osnes, Pierre, SD; special cousin, Sara Webster of Edmond, OK; special uncle, Frank Kucera of Lead, SD; several cousins; and numerous friends all of whom enjoyed Dan’s surly but loving personality.
Dan was preceded in death by his sister, Marque Keith; parents, Joyce and Ferd Keith; his sister, Lura Mae Vernon; and his brother, Dean Keith.
Memorial service and burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD, on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials in Dan’s name can be made to organizations of the donor’s choice.

 

     
   
     

Bonnie Belle Wang

May 5, 1935 - October 8, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

 

Bonnie was born May 5, 1935, to Clifford "Bud" and Minnie (McKee) Jordan in Armour, SD. Bonnie was born the fourth of eight children. For a while, the family farmed around Armour until Clifford contracted tuberculosis. At this time, the family made their way to Arizona for Clifford's health. However, being away from family was too difficult so they came back to South Dakota and lived in the Custer area.
In 1949, Bonnie married Clarence Mlejnek and moved to Rice Lake, WI. From this union came two sons, Gary and Douglas Mlejnek. In 1962, Bonnie then married Robert "Mike" Wang and from this union there were four daughters: Debra, Robin, Pearl, and Peggy. Mike and Bonnie farmed in White River, SD, until 1970 and then made their permanent residence in Sturgis, SD.
Bonnie was a homemaker and always had an open heart and open home. She was a guiding light and a helping hand not only to her own children, but many of her nieces and nephews. There was always coffee on the table for family, friends, or anyone who liked a good story, a good laugh, or to argue politics. Coffee and stories flowed freely around Bonnie's table.
Bonnie Belle Wang, 82, Sturgis, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the David M. Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish.
She is survived by her sister, Beverly (Duane) Rada of Boise, ID;, her sister-in-law, Charlotte Jordan of Sturgis, SD; her sister-in-law, Iona Jordan of Sturgis; her two sons, Gary and Douglas (Beverly) Mlejnek of Hoven, WI; her four daughters, Debbie (Ben) Andres of Greenfield, OH, Robin Kreis of Sturgis, Pearl (Patrick) Rooney of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, and Peggy (Mark) Mattke of Sturgis; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Wang; her parents, Bud and Minnie McKee; one sister, Betty Jean Stevens; and four brothers, Clifford Jordan, Merle Jordan, Frank Jordan, and Johnny Jordan.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sturgis. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Sheryl M. Hunter

January 6, 1949 - October 5, 2017

 

Service to be held:

11:00 am, Wednesday, Octorber 11, 2017

 

Sheryl was born January 6, 1949, during the "blizzard of 49," at home in Minnesela, SD, to Garrett and Marietta (Alexander) Kimball. She married David Hunter November 29, 1969, in Newell, SD. Through this union of 48 years were born three wonderful children. Sheryl worked as a dental assistant for 25 years and was very active in the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Belle Fourche, serving on several boards and also teaching Sunday school.
She was dedicated to her family and friends. With a wonderful sense of humor, she was loving, kind, and thoughtful of those around her. She always took time to listen with her heartfelt ear. Sheryl was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. Never complaining, she was strong and gentle. She loved the simple things in life, from decorating cakes to crafts like painting rocks and making homemade cards that the family all looked forward to receiving. Sheryl will be forever and dearly missed.
Sheryl M. Hunter, 68, Belle Fourche, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospice House in Rapid City, SD.
Sheryl is survived by her loving husband, David Hunter, Belle Fourche; daughter, Sandra (David) Kullbom, Rapid City, SD; two sons, James Hunter, Denver, CO, and Lauren (Kristen) Hunter, Denver ,CO; two brothers, Donald (Sue) Kimball, Tucson, AZ, and Douglas (Connie) Kimball, Henderson, NV; sister, Susan (Wayne) Lettau, Sturgis, SD; 4 grandsons, Alexander and Andrew Kullbom, Rapid City, SD and Calvin and Dalton Hunter, Denver, CO; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 infant brothers.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 10, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Belle Fourche. A private family burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Belle Fourche.

 

     
   
     

Terry John Setera

November 27, 1942 - September 30, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Terry was born November 27, 1942, in Billings, MT, to John and Alma (Mueller) Setera. He attended grade school and graduated high school in Billings, then continued on to receive a degree from North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy. After graduation, Terry moved to Belle Fourche, SD, where he went to work for his mentor, Cliff Thomas. It was in Belle Fourche where Terry unintentionally walked into the wrong drug store and ran into a young woman named Linda Jean.
On June 17, 1967, Terry married Linda Jean Shindoll; together they have three children; son, Craig, and daughters, Tracie and Tammi. To celebrate their 50 years of marriage this summer, Terry and Jeanne brought their entire family together at a beautiful resort in the north woods of Minnesota to share in the milestone. Terry's first love was always family.
In 1967, Terry completed an advanced medical training program to become a medical corpsman and was then attached to the 109th Engineer Battalion of the South Dakota National Guard. Terry and Jeanne then started their business life, partnering with Stroscheins at Sturgis Drug in downtown Sturgis. The business changed to County Drug, where they operated until they sold the business in 2008.
Terry blessed others with his many quality traits. Along with his infectious personality and a brilliant sense of humor, he had an unmatched compassion for helping people, professionally and personally. Terry loved his work for the connection it provided with the local community. Through these connections, he built strong bonds that lasted his lifetime. Friends of Terry knew the coffee pot at the drug store or home was hot and always full. His quick smile and ability to make everyone feel welcome will be sorely missed.
During his free time, Terry was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending his time hunting and fishing. He acted as a mentor to youth hunters and would often have the opportunity to take kids on their first ever pheasant hunt, which he truly enjoyed.
Terry John Setera, age 74, Sturgis, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Terry is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; son, Craig (Pam) Setera and their daughter, Maggie; daughter, Tracie Phelps (Kendall Kliewer), her daughter, Emily, and sons, Tanner and Tyler; daughter, Tammi (Brian) Schwab, and their daughter, Maddie, and son, Jack; his sister, Lana (Mike) Cruse; sister-in-law, Susan (Ron) Setera; and his nieces, nephews, the rest of his family, and of course his far-reaching group of close friends.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents, John and Alma Setera; brothers, David and Ron; and sister, Sharon.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures (http://sdyouthhunt.com/) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/).

 

     
   
     

Billy Burt Cross

February 9, 1949 - September 30, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

 

Billy was born February 9, 1949, in Ogallala, NE, to Burt and Margaret "Polly" Cross. He was the third of seven children in this Cross clan. When he was young, his family moved to the Moreau River area in Perkins County. He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD. Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis. The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father. Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville. In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali. Soon after, they welcomed their little girl, Cally, to their family. The family moved to Harding County to work on Zeta White's place. After Bill's mom passed away, the Cross family moved back to the family home outside of Sturgis, where they have lived, laughed, and loved for the past 39 years.
Bill started out working at Sturgis Livestock when he was in high school, as well as breaking and training horses, which he continued to do for his entire life-time. After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. This is where he became skilled in welding. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home. For the last 22 years, Bill and his son, Clay, have been running CMW/EquiRacks.
Family was everything to Bill. He and his beautiful bride celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 29, 2017. Although he may not have always showed how deep his affection was, he loved his children and grandchildren and was very proud of them and their accomplishments. No matter how busy Bill was, he never missed one of Seth or Clay's football games or Cally's dance recitals or volleyball or softball games. He made sure to carry on the Grandpa/Grandkid trail ride tradition. He spent many wonderful summers camping and riding with his grandkids. He taught his kids many life lessons through 4-H and high school rodeo and pushed them to excel in anything they tried. Bill was very active in his kid's rodeo careers. He loved hazing for his boys and anyone else at the rodeo he could assist to make sure they had a "good shot" at their steer. He was very proud to hold goats for his daughter or push a calf.
Bill could fix anything. Whenever something broke or needed repaired, he would think about it and figure it out. He was able to figure out problems from household to machinery, to ranching, to kids. If there was a problem, Bill always tried to handle it.
He was a member of the Sturgis Rodeo Booster Club from 1984-1994, and was a State Director of the High School Rodeo Association from 1984-1995. Through their kids in high school rodeos and 4-H rodeos, they got to go to many places and meet many people that became life-long friends.
Bill had a way with people. He made an impression on everyone he met. His nieces and nephews couldn't get enough of Uncle Bill, no matter how gruff they thought he was. He may look tough on the outside, but he had a huge, soft heart. Everyone remembers his big smile, twinkling eyes, and unforgettable laugh and how he could sit and tell stories for hours.
Bill had many interests in his life. He loved the land and hunting, team roping on Nose, playing guitar, and dancing the night away with his favorite partner, Sally. He enjoyed Dutch oven cooking, although he never did master the cleaning aspect of that. Bill loved horses and had a way with them like no other. Early in their marriage, his father-in-law, Glen, got Bill interested in Polo and a short time later invited him to join the Western South Dakota Buckaroos. Bill only missed one Buckaroo ride in the 47 years since that invitation, and that was this year. Bill served on the board of directors for almost two decades, with a term as president of the organization. Bill was a true Buckaroo, an old cowboy soul born over a century too late.
Billy Burt Cross, 68, Sturgis, died Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Rochester, MN.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sally, and their three children, Seth (Jeanie), Clay, and Cally Cross; his grandkids, Terrisa (Brandon) Henry, Kim (Doug) Neely, Brian Lamphere, Randi Cross, Cooper Cross, Kayla Cross, Carson Cross, Cassidy Cross, Jake Baxley, and Katelyn Baxley; his great-grandkids, Aspen Henry, Brecken Henry, and Easton Neely; his brothers and sisters, Eugene (Darla) Cross, Aloma (Don) Willey, Shelley Cross, Cary Cross Deane, Burt (Cheryl) Cross, and Carla (Mark) Calistro; his mother-in-law, Jerry Hardy; brother-in-law, Bill (Sally) Hardy; sister-in-law, Jan Lamphere; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Billy Jeb; his parents, Burt and Polly Cross; and father-in-law, Glen Hardy.
Bill never gave up the fight and kept the faith that he would "lick" this situation he was in. His body just got too weak to carry him through. He passed on with his family by his side.
A memorial has been established for a Western SD Buckaroo High School Rodeo Scholarship.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Sturgis Community Center Theater. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

George John Fossen, Jr.

January 17, 1931 - September 26, 2017

 

Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017

 

George was born January 17, 1931, in Colon, Panama, into a military family. The family lived in Hawaii until age ten when they moved to Washington State. He graduated high school in 1949 from Clover Park, Takoma, WA. He attended the University of Puget Sound where he met his first wife, Joyce Anderson, the sweetheart of Sigma Chi. To this union were born their sons, Skip and Geoff. In 1970, the family moved to Rapid City when George took the position of educational psychologist with the Rapid City School System. Joyce, South Dakota School of Mine’s traveling “Fossil Lady” died in 1990 after a siege of cancer from age 19. George remarried Mary Wood of Sturgis in 1992.
George’s military involvement included 4 Years in the Washington State National Guard followed by 2 Years of Active Duty in the US Army, Counter Intelligence. He was stationed in Korea briefly before being transferred to Japan and was honorably discharged in 1955. He was proud of his service to his country.
George graduated from Puget Sound in 1953 with a minor in pre-theology and a major in history. From 1956 to 1964, he was on the faculty of Clover Park High School. During his teaching career he also provided adult education at McNeil Island Penitentiary, taught civics to foreign wives of soldiers who had married overseas, taught Sunday School and developed the special education program at Bethel in Tacoma, WA. His spiritual philosophy continued throughout his life and was exhibited in all of his actions until his death (except perhaps when a Broncos football player made what he considered a bad play). He continued his education in various disciplines of psychology from a variety of schools and graduated with a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 1970 at which time he joined the faculty of the Rapid City School System.
George always said that he “did the right thing for the wrong reason” and was a “phony” until age 34 when he reinvented himself after he was introduced to the 60’s upheavals through the students in his Sunday School Class. He quit shaving much to the chagrin of his mother, started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol and developed a strong aversion to conflict in general, including military conflict. His wife, Joyce, always said that she had been married to two different men.
George’s passion was his involvement with children and he was a strong advocate for children with special needs. He always worked for a child’s best interest but not necessarily by the book. He was a lifetime learner, fearless and courageous. He was generous with his love and his resources and always made an effort not to “yuck on anybody’s yum” and fiercely defended his own. He identified strongly with the “imp” of transactional analysis and was a magnet for his grandchildren and was delightfully playful to the end. At the time of his death, he had been “clean and sober” for 38 years.
George John Fossen, Jr., age 86 of Sturgis, SD, died September 26, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center, Fort Meade VA.
George is survived by his wife, Mary; his sons, Skip (Pat Cromell) and sons, Courtney and Chris, son, Geoff; his daughters by marriage, Paloma (aka Toni) Kinney (Dean) and their daughter, Kelsey, Pilar Bruch (Mark); grandchildren, Cole and Faryn Sawyer and Luke Bruch; sister-in-law, Susan Writer; brother, Richard Fossen in Scottsdale, AZ, (Dianne) and children; and the Saturday morning “Lesser Growth Group” (Patty Hamm, Katie Schroeder, Bryan Jonas and Dot Arnold).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; sisters, Bunny Lowe (Don) and Dot Keeth (Bob).
He will be so missed by those with whom he shared his life.
In lieu of a memorial or flowers, please give to a charity of your choice.
Service with military honors will be at 1:00 PM at Black Hills National Cemetery on Friday, September 29, 2017, with inurnment to follow. Please join the family in a celebration of George’s life following the service at 1933 Williams Street, Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

Tom Byron Parsons

February 23, 1943 - August 25, 2017

 

Service to be held:

11:00 am on Friday, September 29, 2017

 

Tom was born February 23, 1943, in Mitchell, SD, to Byron and Vera Parsons. He lived his childhood in Woonsocket, SD. Tom attended school in Woonsocket, SD, and Lemmon SD.
In 1960, Tom joined the US Navy where he traveled the world sailing and serving in the Pacific on the USS Pine Island until his honorable discharge in 1964. After he was discharged, he returned to South Dakota where he continued to serve in the Naval Reserve until 1966.
He met the love of his life, Patricia Romereim, in Rapid City, SD, and they were married in February of 1965. After starting their family in Rapid City, they moved to Douglas, WY, where they would spend the next 40 years working and raising their two daughters. There, Tom began his long career in advertising specialties. He and Patricia would eventually return to Rapid City where he lived until his death.
Tom was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and hunter and enjoyed sharing that with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a marksman and used his skill to teach youth rifle clubs. He was never happier than when he was in the field pheasant hunting with his trusted and much-loved dog & sidekick, Bowser, his black lab. He had a love for firearms and was an avid gun collector and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was also a dedicated fisherman and enjoyed fly fishing in Rapid Creek, as well as fishing from a boat on the ocean or at the lake.
Tom Byron Parsons died Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Fort Meade, SD.
He is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 52 years, Patricia Parsons; his daughters, Victoria Stroup (Timothy) and Anne Duda, (Mike Sandidge). He has three grandchildren, Katelyn (Stroup) Kolb (Adam), Thomas Stroup (Stephanie Ellis) and Michael Duda; and one great-granddaughter, Melinda Jane Stroup.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Vera Parsons; brother, Dean Parsons; and his sister, Jane (Parsons) Roth.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

Lawrence "Larry" Bride

February 22, 1936 - August 23, 2017

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

Larry was born in Yankton, SD, on February 22, 1936, to Joseph and Helen (Schneider) Bride. Larry was the middle child of five siblings ~ the late Patricia Kreber, Joe Bride, Dave Bride, and the late Kathie Grooms.
Larry grew up farming in the Missouri River Valley and attended country schools from 1st-8th grades. He then went on to Yankton High School, where he excelled in football and track and met the love of his life, Rochelle Hebner. They started dating in 1953 and after high school, with Rochelle’s encouragement, he left farming and followed his true calling ~ receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern State Teacher’s College in Springfield, SD, in 1959 and a Master’s in Education from South Dakota State University in 1965.
Larry and Rochelle married on June 2, 1958. Larry enjoyed a successful coaching and teaching career spanning 38 years in many small, tight-knit communities in South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, and Wyoming. He also had the honor of being invited to coach Track at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in the summer of 1981. His humor, talent, and gentle nurturing had a lasting impact on many of his students and athletes. Larry's interests and hobbies varied from camping, hunting and fishing to golfing, woodworking, traveling and sports of all kinds (especially track and football). Depending on where the Bride family lived at any given time, Larry was also active in the Elks, Kiwanas, Lions Club, PTA, and Chamber of Commerce. A life-long Catholic, Larry (along with Rochelle) counseled engaged couples through Marriage Preparation and served as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ushers. After retiring in Sheridan, WY, Larry and Rochelle moved to Grand Junction, CO, for 5 years. Then in 2005, they moved to Sturgis, SD, in their beloved Black Hills and stayed until 2015 when they moved to Denver to be closer to some of their children.
Larry’s love and pride for his family resonated in everything he did and said. He will be dearly missed by his entire family.
Lawrence “Larry” William Bride of Denver, CO, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on August 23, 2017, after a six year battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Larry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rochelle; two brothers, Joe (Jeanne) and Dave (Doris); children, Melisa (Scott) Neil, Michael (Lisa) Bride, Erin (Fred) Telleen, and Shannon (Brendan) O’Neill; grandchildren, Matt (Cayte), Kit (Chelsey), and Brie Neil, Rachel, Tara, and Mitch Bride, Keeli and Kyle Telleen, and Grace O’Neill; and great-grandchildren, Beckett, Dinah Grace, Sadie, Chloe, and Connor Neil; sister-in-law, Ruthanne (Jerry) Huber; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Bride Family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful team at Encompass Home Health & Hospice and Senior Helpers for their gentle care and comfort.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, www.lbda.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at St. Martin’s Chapel in Sturgis with father Timothy Castor officiating. Inurnment at St. Aloysius Cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Kitty Fern Coffield

May 26, 1939 - September 23, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Kitty Fern Coffield was born May 26, 1939. The daughter of Joseph and Delvia (Smith) O’Dell, Kitty passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2017.
Kitty began her teaching career in the Terraville school district and was a long time substitute teacher for the Lead-Deadwood school system. She was a strong believer in No Child Left Behind.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and was a very active collector of all things Unicorns.
She is survived by her five children, Jack Raymond Coffield of Spearfish, Johnny Dale (Judy) Coffield of Belle Fourche, Susan Dell (Tom) Transcynger of Gillette, WY, Sherry Marie (Kenny) Leaver of Whitewood, and Kasey James (Kristine) Coffield of Spearfish; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one sister, Flo (O'Dell) Barnes of Baltimore, MD; three brothers, Joseph O'Dell of Blundt, SD, and Doyle O'Dell of Lead, SD and Randall Shell; partner, Mike Porter of Deadwood; and extended family.
Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James O'Dell and John Charles O'Dell and one sister, Jackalynn O'Dell.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.
Please join us for a Remembrance of Kitty on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bowman Hall, 1001 8th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD.

 

     
   
     

Joan Jeannette Brunick

August 20, 1937 - September 23, 2017

 

Service to be held:

Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.

 

Joan Brunick was born August 20, 1937, to John and Florence (Davis) McElhaney in Edgemont, SD. She was raised on the family ranch north of Edgemont. She attended and graduated from Edgemont High School in 1955.
On January 15, 1956, she married Harold “Dick” Remington Sr. in Edgemont and from this marriage, five children were born. They moved into the Rapid City area and eventually made their home in Piedmont in 1975. Joan later moved to Black Hawk in 1992 and married Bud Brunick in 1995. Joan started her career in 1978 as a bookkeeper at the Windmill Truck Stop in Rapid City. She worked there until her retirement in 2003.
Joan enjoyed spending her days of summer working in her yard planting trees, shrubs, and flowers. She loved sitting outside and watching the wildlife wander through her beautiful yard. Most of all, Joan loved her family. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They brought a smile to her face that lit up the room around her. Joan’s favorite times of the year were the holidays when everyone could be together.
Joan Jeannette Brunick, 80, Rapid City, died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospice House.
Survivors include her five children, Tim (Bobbi) Remington of Edgemont and their children, Dusty, Scott, Casey, Jerry, and Cindy, Dick (Jodie) Remington of Piedmont and their children, Charity, Sarah (Bill) Kinnerson, and Cynthia, Judy Duprel of Sturgis and her children, Ryan, Dan, and David, Julie (Mike) Peterson of Piedmont and their children, Beth (Casey) Pitsor and Jared, and Todd (Michele) Remington of Black Hawk and their children, Tasha, Steven, and Beau; 12 great-grandchildren, Damon, Braelyn, Mason, Ayden, Gage, Aurora, Jace, Charlii, Jake, Riley, Logan, and Jaylen; and one brother, Leonard McElhaney of Edgemont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Brunick; parents, John and Florence McElhaney; sisters, Gloria Donohoe and Inez Nowlin; son-in-law, Albert Duprel; and grandson, Phillip Swallow.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A time of fellowship will be at the Sturgis Community Center following the service.

 

     
   
     

Bruce Richard Jensen

August 19, 1941 - September 22, 2017

 

Service to be held:

At A Later Date

 

Bruce was born in Los Angeles on August 19, 1941, to Richard and Mildred (Finch) Jensen, and spent his early years in Pasadena, California. At age 13, his family moved to El Centro, California in the Imperial Valley. He graduated from Central High School in 1959, and went on to attend Imperial Valley College. He was employed in the furniture business as a salesman and manager in Arizona, and was a carpet salesman in Burbank. He moved with his family to San Diego where he was the sales manager for Design for Living and later became CEO and Chief Operating Manager.
In 1999, Bruce moved to Colorado to be near his grown children and worked for Farm Bureau Insurance in Glenwood Springs. He also briefly enjoyed working for Aspen Valley Harley Davidson. In 2003 he met the love of his life, Patty Leyba and they were married in Harvey Gap State Park in Rifle, Colorado in 2006. Bruce and Patty lived in Duchesne, Utah for five years and then moved to Sturgis, South Dakota in 2012 to be nearer to Patty’s family. He and Patty were avid outdoors people and adventurers. They loved traveling, fishing, road trips and new experiences.
Bruce passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 22, 2017.
Bruce is survived by his wife, brother Paul Jensen (Kathi), sister Myra Steffen, son Jeff Jensen (Debbie), daughter Shana Tyler Jensen (Bill), stepson Dustin Cook (Michelle) and stepson Jeremy Cook (Cheri). He was the proud Grandpa of seven grandchildren: Ashley, Barrett, Matthew, Morgan, Mackenzie, Samantha and Thomas, and had two great-grandchildren, Chase and Piper. He is also survived by nephews Eric Steffen (Kim), Sean Steffen (Nicole), Scott Jensen (Kathleen), Matthew Jensen (Chris, great nephew Aiden and great nieces Abbey, Elise and Avery. Bruce enjoyed being surrounded by a large, loving family.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado at a later date.