Obituaries
     
   
     

Michael Anthony Huber

May 18, 1966 - December 1, 2016

 

Service to be held:

11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016

 

Michael Anthony Huber, age 50 was called home to our heavenly Father after a short but tedious battle with Lymphoma cancer, December 1, 2016.
Mike was born May 18, 1966, in Denver, Co.to Ervin and Delores Huber. He graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 1984.He lived in Sturgis most of his life and held various jobs in that lifetime.
Michael learned music at a young age playing the saxophone and the accordion and recently played the guitar and drums. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed just being a kid with his nieces and nephews. He would frequently help his church, friends and family in whatever task was needed.
Mike marched to the beat of his own drum and found happiness in the fantastical, the outer limits of space, music and computers.
He will be remembered for his dry humor, jokes, generosity, kindness and willing to help and be there for us all. With the passing of his Father previously in March, he was a blessing to his mother, Delores, and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Delores “Dee” Huber; his brother, Scott (Margaret)Huber, Portland, OR, two sisters, Sonja (Dalton) Peacock, Rapid City, SD, and Melissa (Loren) Ditsch, Omaha, NE. Also survived by his nieces and nephews; Sarah, Noelle, Erin, Aidan, Collin and Valerie and various family and friends.
Proceeded in death by his father, Ervin Huber, grandparents, three cousins and two nieces and nephew.
We will mourn his passing and take comfort in his peace and joy with the Lord.
Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Nick Haasch officiating. Interment will be at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
A memorial has been established to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, SD.


 

     
   
     

Maria Angelina Parsons

November 20, 1935 - November 28, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Maria Angelina Parsons, 81, Sturgis, left on her journey to heaven, November 28, 2016, following complications from surgery.
"Angie" was born November 20, 1935, in Safford, AZ, to Pedro and Carlota Campos. She lived in Safford until moving to Tucson, AZ, to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing. In 1958, she met the man of her dreams, Airman Second Class William "Bill" Parsons. They were married and had four children: Patricia, Katherine, Robert, and Roseann.
In 1975, after Bill's retirement from the Air Force, the family moved to Sturgis, SD, and Angie began working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Deadwood. After 40 years of nursing and mentoring people in the medical field she retired, but her caring heart and teaching are still in evidence today. During her battle, several staff members she had trained and nurtured were there to care for her; making her as comfortable as possible. To these special people: Dr. Holloway, Shelia, Mary Jo, Todd, Jo Brackett, and others, "Thank you. It is a blessing to know how much she was loved by those she worked with."
Angie was devoted to God, to her family, and to her job. She will be very much missed by the many people who were touched by her loving care.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Parsons, Sturgis, SD; three children, Robert Parsons, Sturgis, SD, Katherine Parsons, Sturgis, SD, and Roseann Silvernagel, Sturgis, SD; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Parsons; and her mother, Carlota Campos.
Visitation will be on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Martin's Chapel in Sturgis with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Inurnment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.

 

     
   
     

Laura Ida Compton

November 22, 1916 - November 30, 2016

 

Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Wednesday December 7, 2016

 

Laura was born November 22, 1916, to Fred and Ida Dachtler at the home of her grandparents, Charles and Rosena Dachtler, north of Sturgis. In spring of 1917, the family moved on the old Littlefield farm about 15 miles straight north of Sturgis near the Sam Martin place. In the spring of 1921, the family moved on another place of 320 acres on the Stinking Water Creek called the Holmdahl farm. The spring of 1924, they rented the Orean Pickering farm that joined the Holmdahl place and had good buildings where they lived for 24 years. While living on the Pickering place, Laura attended Oakdale School with her sister, Rose, and brother, Perry.
She helped milk cows and the family brought cream to the Whitewood Creamery by team and wagon. She helped with the farming by operating a variety of equipment with the teams.
Laura learned to read by reading fruit boxes at home and used her reading ability to read what books her family owned. The teacher started Laura in the 3rd grade because of her ability to read. She missed one of her early years of school due to illness. She skipped the 6th grade to join three other 7th graders and graduated from 8th grade at the age of 12. She attended Whitewood High School for two years, and she completed her last 2 years of High School in Spearfish where she was able to work for board and room.
After finishing two years at Spearfish Normal, Laura received her State Teaching Certificate and taught country elementary schools for four years at Tepee Creek School south of Marcus, Eden School north of Sturgis, Red Top School of Viewfield, and Riverside School between Nisland and Newell.
Laura met Reid Compton while teaching at Tepee Creek School where his younger sister, Hazel, was a student. They were married June 3, 1940, at her parents’ home in Whitewood Valley by Rev. C.D. Erskine. It was raining so hard that they had to use a team of horses to pull cars through the mud to the house and away after the wedding.
After working for other ranchers and leasing a ranch, Reid and Laura bought and developed their ranch, south of Marcus. They lived on the ranch from 1945 to retirement in 1990 and raised their family. From 1973 to 1990, they split their time between the ranch and their house in Sturgis.
Laura was a two time survivor of colon cancer, enduring two cancer surgeries 50 years apart. Fifty years made a huge difference in the approach to surgery.
She was a 70 year member of SD Extension Club and active in 4-H, White Owl school board, Flying Farmers and Ranchers, and taught Sunday school in Marcus and Plainview. She enjoyed playing piano and singing, sewing clothes, and baking decorative cakes.
Laura Ida Compton, age 100, died of a stroke on November 30, 2016, in Spearfish, SD.
Laura is survived by her two sons, Myron (Nadine) of Spearfish and Charles (Myra) of Bringhurst, IN; four grandchildren, Paul Compton (Janell), Susan Steiner (Ken), Nathan Compton (Greta), Michelle Booster (Scott); six great-grandchildren, Bash and Bea Footh, Maegan Steiner, Elianna Booster, MiKaylin Booster, and Anneliese Compton
She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Reid Compton, and her siblings, Rose and Perry.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Laura’s memory to First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis or American Cancer Society.


 

     
   
     

John William Jordan

June 18, 1944 - November 29, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.

 

John William Jordan, 72, Sturgis, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
John was born June 18, 1944, in Wagner, SD, to Clifford and Mini Jordan, the youngest of seven children. Soon after John's birth, his father was diagnosed with tuberculosis. The family farm near Armor, SD, was sold, and like a scene out of the Grapes of Wrath, the family traveled in an old Model A with household goods strapped to the top to Superior, AZ. The warm and dry climate did not provide the conditions expected to improve his father's health. The family soon moved back to South Dakota where his father became a patient in the sanatorium in Custer, SD. After his father's death when John was three, the family moved to White River, SD, to be close to his mother's family, the McKees. It was in White River where John spent his formative years and became fiercely attached and loyal to his extended family. Throughout his life, his closest friends were his relatives and he never lived far from this extended family.
John was quick to stand up for himself and his family. Growing up in the 1950's he and his siblings suffered the social stigma against tuberculosis, since it was well known that his father had died of the disease. It was not uncommon for kids to taunt him and his sister, Beverly, as "TB Jordan." John was quick to protect his family's honor and had many visits with school officials for fighting. He once said that after a while the kids left him alone, not because he won every fight, but because he never backed down from one.
Though John never knew his father well, he only had faint and vague memories of his dad, he was fortunate to have a "father-like" relationship with his uncle, Jim Goff. John lived with Uncle Jim and Aunt Evelyn in California during his early years of high school in the late 1950's. With a smile, John always called this his boot camp experience, since as a young and somewhat rowdy teenager, his mother sent him to live with Uncle Jim to provide "father-like" discipline she felt he needed, which for those who remember Uncle Jim, he had no problem providing. John loved Jim and was at his side when Jim died tragically in a vehicle accident in the mid 1970's.
John was married at the age of 21 to Susanne Smithburg. Though the marriage was not destined to last, their relationship did result in three children; Aaron, Jenifer, and Karena. John loved and took pride in his children, their spouses, and his many grandchildren. Though he grew up without a father, he himself was a good father to his children. He gave them love, encouragement, discipline when necessary, and was always there to assist when they needed a helping hand.
In 1982, John married his life partner, Charlotte Peterson. This marriage extended John's family to include Char's daughter, Cheryl, and her two sons. John and Char packed a lot into a marriage that spanned 34 years. In addition to working, raising children, doting on their grandchildren, they also traveled throughout the United States on their Honda motorcycle, spent many winters living it up in Arizona, and spent several years living in California during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays selling pumpkins and Christmas trees. Char became a member of the extended family, and in addition to her own daughter, Cheryl, and her family, was a loving and caring parent to Aaron, Jenifer, and Karena, and their families.
John was never one to sit still; there was always something that needed to be done. He loved tinkering with anything that needed to be fixed. His home is scattered with finished projects, others still waiting his experienced touch. He didn't like spending more on gasoline than what was necessary; he would spend $1 driving around to find the cheapest gas that saved him 50 cents. John was not known for his great memory, one grandson once remarked about his many trips to McDonalds with Grandpa, "Why does Grandpa always forget to turn into McDonalds?" John's memory issue is most likely a byproduct of his next trait; he was a dreamer, a trait he shares with many of his relatives (like Mike and Vic Wang); he always had or was making a plan or had a "can’t lose" idea. But above all else, John was dedicated to his family; their problems became his problems. He was unselfish with his time and was always willing to lend an ear, advise, and along with Char, ensured that his siblings and cousins had access to the best medical care. They always took the time and expense to drive family members to appointments in Rochester, MN, or opened up their home if they needed a place to convalesce. John will be greatly missed and his loss opens a hole in our hearts that cannot be filled; but like the example he provided through his own trials and tribulations, we will endure and carry his example forward.
John is survived by his wife, Charlotte Jordan; son, Aaron of Sturgis, and his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, John and wife, Taylor, Andy, and Mya; daughter, Jenifer Jensen of Lance Creek, WY, her husband, Chris, and two sons, Keith Eich and Drake Jennings and his wife, Megan; daughter, Karena Carlson from Burke, VA, and her husband, Travis, and their two children, Zoe and Anders; daughter, Cheryl Salsbury of Sturgis, her partner, Brian, and son, Sean Salsbury, and his wife, Becca; sisters, Bonnie Wang of Sturgis and Beverly Rada of Boise, ID; and his many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Minnie; brothers, Clifford, Merle and Frank; sister, Betty Scull; and grandson, Ryan Waterland.
Visitation will be Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Herbert Cleveland officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Deadwood.

 

     
   
     

Ida Mae Orwick

May 22, 1929 - December 1, 2016

 

Service to be held:

10:30 am Monday, December 5, 2016

 

Ida Mae was the daughter of Theodore C. and Mary (Graf) Renelt of the Twilight area and lived all her life on the family ranch. She attended a country school at Twilight (Heston School) and high school at St. Martin's Academy in Sturgis for 4 years because her father wanted her and her sister, Betty Anne, to have a religious education! She obtained a teaching certificate at Black Hills State College and taught for 3 years at country schools. She married a neighbor boy from Mud Butte, Richard Orwick, son of Christ and Kathryn Orwick, on July 9, 1950. She always loved the ranch life, working with livestock and horses, being a helpmate to her husband, and taking care of the cattle, sheep, and horses.
She enjoyed sewing and her garden but killed all houseplants. She was active member of the Western South Dakota Sheep Grower’s Auxiliary and served as president. She was treasurer of Union Township for 20 years and was on the election board for 20 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Mud Butte.
Ida Mae Orwick, age 87, Newell, SD, passed away peacefully from cancer on Wednesday, December 1, 2016, in Spearfish, SD.
Her main interests were her family and her grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Joan Luft, New Orleans, LA, Mary Kathryn (Jeff) Burket, Spearfish, SD, and Marcia (Dan) Olson, Spearfish, SD; two sons, Dale (Sundae) Orwick, Winnemucca, NV, and Bob (Jennifer) Orwick on the ranch north of Newell, SD. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Anne Smeenk; her cousin, Frances Graf, Hoover, SD; ten grandchildren, Erin (Alex) Katz, New Orleans, LA, Courtney (Lucas) Buchholz, Nashville, TN, Trevor (Angela) Olson, Sundance, WY, Nick, Ryan, and Zack Olson, Spearfish, SD, Lexy and Logan Burket, Spearfish, SD, and Will and Sam Orwick, Newell, SD; four great-grandchildren, MacKenna and Jhett Olson, Sundance, WY, and John Bennett and Sloane Katz, New Orleans, LA; four step-grandchildren, Cody Shane Simons, Shannon Simons, Travis Simons, and Ashley Selgeby; and several nieces and nephews and friends in the surrounding area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Orwick on December 4, 1991; and son, Dick, age 26, on November 9, 1993, in a car accident. This changed her life. She was also preceded by her parents, Theordore C. Renelt and Mary (Graf) Renelt; two infant sisters, Marian Fay, born February 9, 1927, died March 21, 1927, and Nancy Elaine, born and died on February 27, 1938; brother-in-law, Jack Smeenk; son-in-law, John Luft; and several uncles and aunts.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary/Vigil service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2016, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell with celebrants Monsignor Michael Woster and Father James Hoerter. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Newell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Mud Butte, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell, and the Newell Ambulance Service.

 

     
   
     

Darlene Sara Ziegenbein

February 9, 1939 - November 30, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Darlene Sara Thomson was born February 9, 1939, in Deadwood, SD, to James and Leota Thomson. She attended school at St. Pats in Lead and began dating Bill Ziegenbein in 1954. Darlene graduated from Sturgis High School in 1957. Upon graduation, Darlene moved to Seattle, WA, and worked for The Boeing Company. She returned to the Black Hills and married the love of her life on September 28, 1958. Darlene and Bill made their home and raised their children in the Piedmont area. They established Zieg Trucking in 1960 and Darlene spent 44 years keeping the books for their business ventures. More importantly, Darlene raised their three children and created a warm and loving home for her family. In 1993, Darlene and Bill partially retired when they sold Zieg Trucking and in 2004 they fully retired after selling their farm on Red Shirt Table.
Darlene was an active member and volunteer in her catholic church. She was a longtime member of the Piedmont Sewing Circle and enjoyed helping in her children’s classrooms. Flower gardening was one of her most loved pastimes and Darlene spent every spring and summer creating a gorgeous yard. Darlene was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, and was always ready to play a good-natured game with family and friends.
Darlene was a wonderful and beloved mother and grandmother. She and Bill spent much of their time traveling, visiting their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Together, they toured the Black Hills by four-wheeler and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with their many cherished friends.
Darlene’s memory and inspiration is carried on by her husband, Bill Ziegenbein, Piedmont, SD; son, Zane (Conni) Ziegenbein, Sturgis, SD; daughter, Kim (Dan) Quenon, Peoria, AZ; son, Shane (Shawna) Ziegenbein, Portland, OR; granddaughters, Kyndal (Chad) Strenge, Colman, SD, Genevieve Quenon, Peoria, AZ, and Stevie Spencer, Box Elder, SD; grandsons, Jake Quenon, Peoria, AZ, and Zachary Ziegenbein, Sturgis, SD; great-grandchildren, Cody, Kaia, Kali, and Cole Strenge, Colman, SD; brother, Paul (Helen) Thomson, Sun City, AZ; sister-in-law, Joann Thomson, Rapid City, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and lifelong friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, James and Leota; her parents-in-law, Theron and Selma Ziegenbein; three brothers, Irvin (Helen) Thomson, Junior (Marge) Thomson, and Rodger Thomson; sister, Louise (Francis) Parsons; and sisters-in-law, Charlotte Bachand and Jeanne (Buzz) Andrews.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont with Father Andrzej Wyrostek officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers the family request that a memorial be given to the Piedmont Library or the Red Cloud Indian School.

 

     
   
     

James Wayne Bradley

December 15, 1932 - November 30, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Jim was born December 15, 1932, to Edmund and Laura (Higgins) Bradley in Springfield, SD. He is the second eldest of five children; Charles, Mary, Sharon, and Mark (Bub). Jim was raised near Marcus, SD, where he attended grade school. He graduated high school from St. Martin’s Academy in 1952. After graduation, he returned to work on the family ranch near Marcus until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1955. He attended basic training at Fort Lewis and was stationed in Japan until 1957. He then served with the SD Army National Guard until 1961 when he was honorably discharged.
Jim met the love of his life, Thelma McAmis, in 1958 and they married January 2, 1960. Together, Jim and Thelma were blessed with seven children; Janet, Lori, Brian, Pamela, Patricia, Lisa, and Bruce.
Jim was a passionate rancher from an early age. After serving his country, he returned to Hermosa, SD, where he continued to ranch with his father. During his time in Hermosa, he began working for Western Cattle Company as a ranch manager, where he then operated several ranches throughout western South Dakota. In 1974, Jim and his family moved to Sturgis where he worked for Bradley Sodding until 1979. After retirement, he kept busy lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He especially enjoyed spending time with and helping his children and grandchildren.
Our favorite memories of Dad include his daily phone calls to family and friends "just checking in." He never spoke a word without a sense of humor or teasing remark which all of us enjoyed. Family gatherings always surrounded the dinner table, which filled him with joy, love, and pride.
James Wayne Bradley, 83, Sturgis, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Meade surrounded by family.
Jim is survived by his wife, Thelma of Sturgis; five daughters, Janet (Glen) Long of Enning, Lori (Dave) Kunz of Edina, MN, Pamela (Ulrich) Hollering of Ingolstadt, Germany, Patricia (Gary) Hinkle of Omaha, NE, Lisa Larsen of Spearfish, and Bruce Bradley (Tracy Davis) of Sturgis; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Laura; father, Edmund; stepmother, Madge; son, Brian; grandson, Benjamin; son-in-law, Scott; and brother, Mark.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to all those who kept us in their thoughts and prayers; and to the nursing staff at Fort Meade who provided excellent care and support to our father and family.
Rosary services will be held Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Father Timothy Castor officiating. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis.
A memorial has been established at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

Ruth Elaine Mulloy

September 22, 1928 - November 26, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Friday, December 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Ruth Elaine Christensen was born September 22, 1928, the 2nd child of Hans Peter and June Nina Christensen in Hemingford, Nebraska. Ruth completed the Christensen family of four. She had one sister, Ellen Christensen. Six short months later, after she was born, the family moved to Berea, NE. Growing up on the family ranch in the 1930's Ruth learned, at an early age, the value of hard work. The Christensen girls were in charge of gathering the eggs from the chickens (even though she disliked it) and milking the cows.
Ruth would run away to school, so at the young age of four they decided to enroll her at the Berea School where she attended grades 1st-10th. The first two years of high school were at Berea School and then 11th-12th grade in Alliance, NE. While attending high school in Alliance, Ruth met the love of her life, Robert Mulloy. They married June 19, 1949. Together, Robert and Ruth had three children: Patricia Eileen, Robert Bruce, and Janice Claire.
After getting married, they lived on the family homestead near Alliance. They moved a few more times, before finally moving to their forever home in 1955 where they would raise their children near Elm Springs, SD. Ruth was not only a homemaker, but also worked alongside Bob on the ranch tending to the sheep, cattle, and chickens. She also served on the Election Board for 35+ years.
Ruth enjoyed many things in life including cooking, reading, gardening, canning, and her grandchildren. She always has been and always will be very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always made it a point to share with them just how proud of them she truly was, and she never missed a birthday or anniversary. Ruth was always willing to lend a hand no matter what it was. She was always just a phone call away willing to give advice on whatever it might be.
Ruth and Bob had an endless love for each other and built their love around their children, grandchildren, and their families. They loved visiting with neighbors and friends and held these relationships near to their hearts. They will forever be in ours!
Ruth, 88, Union Center, died Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Ruth is survived by one son, Bruce (Patsy) Mulloy of Union Center, SD; one daughter, Janice Mulloy of Rapid City, SD; four grandchildren, Elaine (Randy) Smith, Carol-Anne (Jade) Hlavka, Marie Mulloy, and Jaymeson Eisenbraun; three great-grandchildren, Waylon Hlavka, Rowan Smith, and Carston Smith; and one sister, Ellen Christensen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans Peter and June Nina Christensen; her husband, Robert Mulloy; and one daughter, Patricia Mulloy.
Visitation will be Friday morning one hour prior to the service at the community center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Memorials have been established for the Meade County Ambulance and the Fire Department.

 

     
   
     

Joseph Mark Johengen

August 30, 1966 - November 25, 2016

 

Service to be held:

10:00 am,Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

Joseph was born August 30, 1966, in Minneapolis, MN, to Eugene and Joan (Beer) Johengen. In December of 1987, he joined the US Air Force. Ellsworth AFB was his first and only duty post for 20 of his 21 years, with the exception of one year in Korea and various deployments around the world. Joseph retired from the Air Force in 2009. After retirement he continued to support the Air Force as a civilian contract employee at Ellsworth AFB. He liked model rockets, ham radio, fishing, east river deer hunting, repairing small engines and electronics, along with horseback trail riding.
Joseph Mark Johengen, 50, Box Elder, passed away, Friday, November 25, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home.
Joseph is survived by his mother, Joan Johengen, Hackensack, MN; one brother, James (Robin) Johengen, Eau Claire, WI; one sister, Janet Johengen, Lakewood, WA; and one niece, Jasmine Johengen and her husband, Jeff Hughes, Edwards AFB, CA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene, and his grandparents.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Rapid City, SD. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

 

     
   
     

Mark (Mac) Bell

July 13, 1936 - November 23, 2016

 

Service to be held:

1:00 pm, Monday, November 28, 2016

 

Mark "Mac" Bell was born July 13, 1936, in Dallas, SD, to Elmer and Hazel (Brumbaugh) Bell. Mark was stationed at Portsmouth AFB, New Hampshire, and served in the Korean War as an Aircraft Radio Repairman. Following his honorable discharge, he married his wife of 58 years, Priscilla Frasch from Bonesteel, SD, on November 26, 1958.
Mac retired from the Black Hills National Forest Service. He enjoyed restoring antique cars and spending time working in his wood shop.
Mac died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home in Rapid City.
Survivors include, his wife Priscilla; his sister, Joy (Don) Stevenson; his sons, Timothy (Brenda) and Ricky (Dawn) Bell; his daughters, Lynn Koscielski and Pamela (Brian Cotter) Bell; his granddaughters, Lisa (Carlos) Diaz and Amanda McDaniels; his grandsons, Nicholas Koscielski, and Kade and Anthony Bell; his step-grandchildren, Megan (Zack) Brackens and Jesse Weber; his great-great-grandchildren, Hayden, Kylar, and Lillian; and his beloved nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be held November 28, 2016, at 1:00 PM at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Reverend Herb Cleveland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
The family of Mark Bell wishes to thank all those who have loved and supported Mac throughout the years.

 

     
   
     

Jessie Irene Strong

October 7, 1920 - November 19, 2016

 

Service to be held:

1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at First Persbyterian Church, Sturgis

 

Jessie Irene Cress was born on October 7, 1920, in Dalzell, SD, to William and Etta Cress. Her family moved to Dalzell and began farming. Jessie went to school in Dalzell, Wasta, and New Underwood High School. Jessie was united in marriage to Robert Strong on November 13, 1937, in Buffalo, SD.
They lived near Union Center until 1955. The two then moved into Sturgis, SD, where they began a road construction company. They donated the time and equipment to help build the baseball field in Sturgis to bring in the semi pro team, the Sturgis Titans in 1961. The field remains named "Strong Field" and is home to the local high school and post teams. The two of them ran the construction company until Bob's untimely death in 1966. Jessie and Bob had 2 children, Dean Strong and Karen (Strong) Froelich.
After selling the construction company, Jessie spent the bulk of her time doting on and helping to care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving, giving, and inspiring woman who was always there for her family. Jessie's loving and caring manner, with a side of discipline, made her a strong influence in her grandkids and great-grandkid's lives. She tried her best to teach manners, etiquette, and proper attire to all of them. Our families are better for her.
She was a 60 year member of the Eastern Star.
Jessie Strong, 96, died peacefully in the early morning on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Crook County nursing home.
She is survived by her son, Dean (Eileen) Strong, Spearfish, SD; her daughter, Karen (Don) Froelich, Laguna Hills, CA; brother, William (Mary) Cress, Rapid City, SD; granddaughters, Kim Page, Los Alamos, NM, and Nicole (Matt) Barlow, Sammamish, WA; grandsons, Bob (Sandy) Strong, Sioux Falls, SD, Ken (Michelle) Froelich, South Pasadena, CA, Darin (Karmon) Brickman, Kansas City, MO, and Lonnie (Linda) Strong, Rapid City, SD; 5 great-granddaughters, Jessica Engle, Mandy Plunkett, Megan Strong, Alyse Barlow, Kaleigh Strong, and Sophie Brickman; 12 great-grandsons, Jeremy, Ryan, and Justin Plunkett, Tyler and Travis Strong, Bryce and Chase Barlow, Austin and Alex Froelich, Keegan Engle, Jake and Joe Stevens, Nic Brickman, Christopher Hejde, and Brandon Page; and 6 great-great-grandkids.
Jessie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Strong; sisters, Maudeen Trask, Gertrude (Gertie) Chachula, and Opal (Babe) Lorenzo; brothers, Bud and Donald Cress; and granddaughters, Gina Engle and Glenda Plunkett.
Visitation will be Friday, November 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery on Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, SD.
A memorial has been established to Strong Athletic Field.

 

     
   
     

Carol Jean Roe

November 20, 1942 - November 19, 2016

 

Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016

 

Carol was born November 20, 1942, in Sturgis, SD, to Kennard and Hazel (Arneson) Hart. She grew up in Sturgis. Carol married James "Edsell" Roe in Sturgis in 1960.
She lived, laughed, and loved. Carol was tender with her listening ear, gracious with her giving heart, and loving with unconditional love. She did not judge others, but accepted them for who they were. She was fierce when her family was in trouble. She was herself with everyone.
Carol loved to play "In The Mood" on her piano and do leather work, which she did beautifully. She loved her roses, flower garden, and birds. Traditions meant a lot to her, and above all else, she was sassy, determined (you noticed that we did not say stubborn), giving, loving, and forgiving. She picked her battles to fight and helped others find their way. She prayed for and loved her family and friends. She fretted over her grandchildren and adored her great-grandchildren.
When Carol was blessed with her grandchildren, she said she could have skipped her kids and gone straight to her grandchildren. She said the same thing with the great-grandchildren.
Carol Jean Roe, 73, Rapid City, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at her residence.
She is survived by her husband, James "Edsell" Roe; daughter, Sharie (Brad) Nelson; daughter, Hazel (Randy) Jackson; son, Jim (Dawn) Roe; special adopted daughter, Carmen Flockhart; sister, Gleva Stafford; brothers, Ed (Tawny) Hart and Fred Hart; thirteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bernie Hart; sister, Helen Blare; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pauline and Jake Block; and two brothers-in-law, Monty Roe and Thomas Wendell Roe.
A memorial service will be held Monday, November 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Joseph "Bill" Andrews

September 20, 1927 - November 13, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Joseph "Bill" Andrews, 89 of Sturgis, passed away November 13, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Hospital. He was a kind and gentle soul who had been in failing health for several weeks and was comforted by his son.
Bill was born in Lead, SD, on September 20, 1927, to Nina Leona and John Henry Andrews. He attended Lead High School and worked part-time at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Lead. He married Jean Williams in July, 1957. He worked for Homestake Mining Co. for 43 years retiring in 1989 holding the title of Master Machinist. Bill especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being at the cabin in Spearfish Canyon. He enjoyed walking all of their dogs.
After retirement Bill and Jean moved to Sturgis where they loved meeting new friends and volunteering for civic organizations.
Bill is survived by his son, Rodger (Becky) Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean in 2014; his two brothers, Johnny and Leo; and his two sisters, Phyllis and Gertrude.
Services for Bill and for Jean will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis on Tuesday November 22, 2016, at 10:00 AM with a reception to follow. Inurnment will be in the family plot at West Lead Cemetery. Father Tom Campbell will be officiating. We will carry their memory with us and miss them always.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

     
   
     

Harold Dale Jones

December 22, 1936 - November 11, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Harold Dale Jones, 79, Sturgis, died Friday, November 11, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Burial with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Harold Dale Jones was born at a maternity home in Sturgis, SD, on December 22, 1936, to Darrell C. "Buster" Jones and Luberta Dow Jones. He joined an older brother, Bobby, and later his little sister, Ida Mae, joined the family. His parents ranched near Stoneville, SD. His father was also a musician, and Dale went to his first New Year's Eve dance when he was only a few days old. Dale attended country school at Stoneville, followed by two years at Nisland High School, and graduated from the School of Agriculture in Brookings.
Dale had polio as a young child and survived. He delighted in the fact that, even though his illness left him with one leg a couple inches shorter than the other, he was inducted into the US Army, and spent a long term of duty in Germany. There, he met and married Helga Seidel. With a daughter, Regine Ursula, and a son, Kenneth Dale, both born in Germany, they returned to the States, and their son, Troy Dean, was born several years later.
Dale built his own home, and he and Helga operated Helga's Home, a supervised living care facility. Dale was a five-state area coordinator for Youth for Understanding and later for International Cultural Exchange, bringing students from countries all over the world and placing them with families for a high school year. German student, Christine (Hoffer) Hamer, became one of the family, and thereafter came back to visit many times, the last time in October of this year. Patricia Rangel Pestana (Brazil), Sigrid Klasmann (Germany), and Shalimar Ramos Mujica (Venezuela) were also welcomed as temporary daughters.
Dale liked to tell that he began working at the age of fourteen as a sheepherder. He also worked for his uncle, Ray, at Dow Sanitation. After his return from Germany, he worked as a millwright in constructing Titan missile sites and for a time, he sold tractors and farm equipment out of Belle Fourche, and for Don's Implement in Sturgis. He operated a shoe and saddle repair shop in Sturgis, and then went on to develop his furnace and heating equipment business, Hometown Energy. He also liked to refer to himself as a chimney-sweep. He attended Black Hills State College, SD School of Mines and Technology, and the Rapid City School of Nursing. In the late 1970's, he discovered his true passion by training and becoming a nationally certified clinical hypnotherapist, and thereafter maintained a practice in Sturgis for the rest of his life. He also founded the Hypnotism Training Institute, and trained many students as therapists. For many years in the 1980's, he presented programs at the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Retreats at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.
Dale was a natural-born entertainer and comic. For many summers, he performed three times a week as one of the Jesus' disciples in the Black Hills Passion Play in Spearfish. He produced his stage shows over the years as a hypnotist in the local area and in several surrounding states and did private shows for family and business Christmas parties. He loved performing "The Night Before" Christmas" in costume at nursing homes and parties. In 1994, Dale bought his first wooden flute, and before long he designed, carved, and sold his own instruments. His flute went with him everywhere he went, fascinating children and adults alike, and his music comforted many a fussy baby. He visited patients in area hospitals and nursing homes and played for them and was asked to play at many weddings and funerals, including graveside rites at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Dale met Deanna Clark in 1986, and they joined their lives together for nearly thirty years. As part of their journey, they began a life-long study in the Concept Therapy educational program, attended classes here in South Dakota, and traveled many times for higher level training at the CT Institute in Boerne, TX, completing every course available. For about twenty years, beginning in 1988, they held weekly classes at their Institute, teaching Concept Therapy, meditation, self-hypnosis, and various other related self-improvement and spiritual growth topics.
In the Sturgis area, Dale served for thirty-five years on the Board of Serenity, Inc., holding various offices up to the time he died. He was a long-time member of the Olive Branch #47 AF & AM Masonic Lodge in Sturgis and was also a member of the Deadwood Scottish Rite.
On June 26, 1992, Dale and Dee were ordained at Bear Butte State Park as ministers in Universal Brotherhood. Through their ministry, the High Plains Spiritual Life Center, they performed countless weddings and other ceremonies. They attended every Spiritual Unity of the World/Gathering of Eagles event in the United States from 1995 through 2016, and help organize those held in the Black Hills area.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Deanna Clark; his daughter, Regine (Joe Mack) and grandson, Brandon Jones; his son, Kenny (Mary Sundet Jones) and grandson, Sam, and his son, Troy, and granddaughters, Codi, Celie, and Baylee; first wife, Helga Rogers (Max); brother, Bobbie Jones (Aggie) and their children; and sister, Ida Mae Rounds (Arlen) and their children; and sister-in-law, Ursula Sharp, and brother-in-law, Carl Wahl, and their children. Among his closest circle of adopted family are John and Judi Palmer of Australia, Katharina and Gerard Berthie-Donnadieu in France, Christine Hamer in Germany, Clay and Mary Ellen Uptain in Colorado, Maxine Maeder in St. Louis, MO, and Ricky Martin of Silver City, NM.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Vivien Wahl Pritchard; former fiancé, Elaine Viles; Dale and Dee's adopted daughter, Theresa Joseph; and spiritual mentors, Grover Horned Antelope and Ralph Reddfox.
It is said that in his later years, Dale found his true calling as a Dumpster-Diver Extraordinaire, and was often spotted riding one of his many scooters on the streets and byways around town in Sturgis. It is certainly true that – while he was always willing to give something away to someone who needed it, he never wanted to give up on anyone or anything, including his friends and loved ones gather here today.
A memorial has been established.

 

     
   
     

Leora May Burgee

May 15, 1924 - November 13, 2016

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016

 

Leora May (Bierman) Burgee was born May 15, 1924, to Fred and Bertha (Jost) Bierman. Leora was born on the family homestead near Isabel, SD, and was the fourth child of six born into her family. She, along with her siblings, attended the Bloom school from the 1st grade to the 9th grade. After completing the 9th grade, Leora stayed home on the farm one school year to help with the family chores. Leora then attended 10th grade to 12th grade at Isabel High School, graduating in May 1943.
Leora met Roland “Dude” Burgee in 1945. They were married on June 27, 1950, in Isabel, SD. To this union, two children were born; Kerry Allen in 1951 and Michael Joe in 1957. When Michael was an infant, Leora and Dude moved to the Dugal place near Isabel and in 1961, Leora and Dude moved to Dupree. It was there they made their life and considered Dupree their home.
Leora began her career as a teacher in 1943. She taught at several schools including VanDusen, Bloom, McIntosh, Lantry, and Dupree. In 1985, Leora received her Master’s Degree from Northern State at the young age of 59. She then was the Dupree School Elementary Principal for three years, retiring in 1989. Leora had an extreme dedication to education, which was something she stressed to every child she encountered.
Leora loved to cook and bake. She could go into a kitchen with a handful of flour to return with the most delicious cake. Leora loved to make cakes and made cakes for every occasion and then some. She took pride in each cake she made and never made one alike. It was with great joy she made each of her children and grandchildren their yearly birthday cake and her final wedding cake was that of her granddaughters in 2003.
Leora had a steady hand and often found herself at her beloved sewing machine. She made the majority of her dresses and blouses when she taught school. She frequently made her children and grandchildren clothes as well. When each grandchild graduated from high school, Leora presented them with a quilt, hand sewn and hand quilted. Each quilt was unique to the child, and Leora would say “Millions of stitches with you in mind were carefully sewn for a quilt – one of a kind.”
Leora loved her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed company and would always “whip something up quick.” The coffee pot was always on and as her grandchildren would leave, she would say “Thank you for coming to see your ole’ fat grandma.” Leora could recite poetry and caddy sayings that she learned as a youngster, finding something to fit each moment. Her mind was that of a steel trap and she would often awe her company by recalling times, dates, and memories of each person. A quote Leora would say and she lived by is “what we send into the lives of others will come back to our own.”
Leora was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Merifu Extension Club, and the Dupree Senior Center. She enjoyed a good hand of cards, dominos, Wheel of Fortune, and often found herself a contestant on Jeopardy via her living room chair. Leora loved the color green, the smells of fresh cut hay and fried chicken, climbing into bed at night after the linens had been washed and hung in the sunshine, pink Dove soap, the pitter patter of rain, and a good pair of walking shoes.
After Dude’s passing in 1990, Leora remained in the Dupree area until July 2005. Following a back surgery, she was unable to return home and made her new home at Edgewood Vista in Spearfish. She resided there until November 2010, when she moved to Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
Leora May (Bierman) Burgee died Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
Leora is survived by her children, Kerry (Diane) Burgee of Dupree, SD, and Michael (Debbie) Burgee of Black Hawk, SD; her grandchildren, Justin Burgee and Marty Burgee of Dupree, SD, JoLynn (Dustin) Bostrom of Sturgis, SD, and Susan (Albert) Daou of Bismarck, ND, as well as her great-grandchildren, Taylor and Ty Burgee, Ryne and Owen Bostrom, and Christopher Daou. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald (Evelyn) Bierman, who reside on her parent’s original homestead near Isabel, SD; sister-in-law, Beverly Hayward, Billings MT; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.
Leora was preceded in death by her husband, Dude; her parents, Fred and Bertha; her brother, Robert; and her sisters, Viola, Neoma, and Paula.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Nick Haasch officiating. Burial will be at Black Hills National cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
A memorial has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

     
   
     

Juanita James

June 1, 1931 - November 12, 2016

 

Service to be held:

2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016

 

Juanita was born June 1, 1931, in Sylva, NC, to Frankie (Creasman) and James Gibbs. She moved to Washington where she completed her schooling. A very big influence in Juanita’s upbringing was her Aunt Minnie, she taught her about the Lord and to always trust his guidance. She stayed in-touch with Aunt Minnie until her own passing. She was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital and worked as a nurse’s aide until retirement. She belonged to the Church of God of Prophecy. Her work with Missions through the Church was greatly important to her. She enjoyed all needle work and baking; all of which she passed down onto her children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her ability to strike up conversations with those who needed it the most, raising her children to follow the Lord, and for always loving those around her.
Juanita Georgia “Nana” (Gibbs) James, 85, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fred James. Together they had 6 children; Dianna (Steve) Sjomeling, Dan (Rhea) James, Todd (Cindy) James, Terry (Clareen) James, and Larry (Sherryl) James; brothers, Jim (Evelyn) Gibbs and Jack Gibbs; and sisters, Linda, Libby, and May Kay “Katie;” 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and son, Fred Gerald James; and brothers, Frank Gibbs and Ed “JayBird” Gibbs.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Bill Wendt officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to Countryside Community Church and the Children’s Mission.

 

     
   
     

Shirley "Maxine" Marty

March 15, 1925 - November 8, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Maxine "Mac Marty was born March 15, 1925, near Dupree, SD, to Jesse and Anna (Hovland) Wells. When Maxine was a child, her family moved from South Dakota to Arkansas. She spent her youth growing up near Fifty Six, Arkansas, where she attended grade school and high school and was an outstanding athlete at both baseball and basketball. She and her sister, Helen, were all-state basketball champs with Maxine playing forward.
Shortly after moving back to South Dakota, the Wells family visited some relatives who lived south of the Marty Ranch. In what turned out to be a life shaping event, the relatives took the family to the Marty Ranch where the Wells sisters were introduced to two young men who would later become their husbands, the Marty brothers.
On November 17, 1944, Maxine Wells and William "Bill" Marty were married in Baker, MT. To this union, two children were born: William Jesse and Ruth Ann. Maxine was a ranch wife on the Marty ranch her entire married life until the passing of her beloved husband, Bill, in 2014. With changing conditions and needs, she moved to Belle Estate Senior Living in Belle Fourche.
During her lifetime on the ranch, Maxine worked tirelessly and was willing to make any personal sacrifice in support of her family and the ranching operation. Her day usually began before anyone else was up and ended long after the sun went down. She enjoyed the best of times and endured the worst of times with the same positive attitude. If there was a silver lining to be found, she would find it.
Maxine loved caring for her band of sheep, her flock of chickens, and tending her garden. She was very self-reliant and rarely had a need to go to town in the early years as she did her own canning of vegetables and meat and she made homemade jellies and jams. When the family had milk cows, she would separate the milk using the cream to make homemade cream puffs and ice cream. In addition to her household responsibilities, she was always ready to help out with the ranch work.
Her baking and cooking skills were unmatched and she was well known for making homemade pies and crusts that would melt in your mouth and cakes made from scratch. Ever the gracious hostess, she had the coffee pot on for anybody who stopped by and they could count on being served a freshly baked pie, cake, cobbler, or cookies. She had a constant smile, an easy laugh, and a fondness for conversation that made visitors feel welcome and relaxed.
Maxine had a competitive, yet friendly, spirit and found pleasure in playing cards, marbles, and checkers. She and her brother, Errol, would sometimes stay up all night playing checkers using a kerosene lantern for light, and she would usually win. Maxine excelled at any sport she participated in and was an avid bowler and golfer, winning numerous trophies in both. She also enjoyed fishing and was an excellent shot with a rifle. Animals of every type brought a joy to her heart and she was never without a dog and cat in her loving care. Even on those occasions when a wild cat might wander in, it didn’t stay wild for long as she had a special connection and devotion to animals and children.
When her children were young, she would make her outstanding potato salad, fried chicken, and all the trimmings. Then, she and Bill would take the kids to the Slim Buttes for a picnic where they had fun rolling rocks off the rim and waiting and listening for them to hit the bottom. Maxine and Bill also took them skating, sledding, fishing, snowmobiling, and climbing Sheep Mt. With Maxine’s involvement, you could always count on a wonderful and fun time.
She encouraged and worked with her two children, Jesse and Ruth Ann, in their school activities and sports throughout high school and college. Their house became a hangout for the other high school kids who were completely at ease there and knew the attention they received would probably include a good meal. She and Bill never missed an activity of their son or daughter in high school or college. In later years, Maxine demonstrated a similar love and interest in her precious granddaughter, Melissa’s activities. She would travel numerous miles to attend her track meets, and tutored and practiced softball with her in the summer months. Even when she was in her 80’s, Maxine still enjoyed playing ball with the youngsters and could surprise them with her athletic ability.
Maxine had an instinctive ability to talk to kids, listen to matters they considered important, and then offer guidance without letting them know she was giving advice. A group of children, now grown with kids of their own, remember "Aunt Mac" driving them over gravel roads to Belle Fourche to see their first movie about a boy and his dog. They cried all the way home because "Old Yeller" died. Maxine didn't tell them not to cry or that it wasn't okay to cry. She just kept talking to them and, in the end, they were okay because "Aunt Mac" made it okay. Love, patience, and understanding were the hallmarks of her character and her manner was tender and sweet. She was truly a gift to all who knew her.
Maxine was baptized, confirmed, and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Zeona, a member of the Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron, Fairview Chapter, since 1953, VFW Auxiliary member, and a member of the Lutheran Church Women.
Shirley "Maxine" Marty, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Belle Estate Senior Living in Belle Fourche, SD.
She is survived by her son, William Jesse Marty (Mary Lee), living near Spearfish, SD; her daughter, Ruth Ann Marty-Sprague (Dale), living on a ranch NW of Mud Butte, SD; her granddaughter, Melissa Ann Marty (Todd Schick) and her great-granddaughter, Ella Mia Marty, all living near Whitewood, SD; her sister, Helen Marty, living in Spearfish, SD; and nephews and nieces, Jerry Wells, Sam Marty, Mary Lou Marty, Elizabeth "Dinky" May, Grace Blair, Tom Blair, and Doris Matz.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Errol Wells; and her husband of 69 1/2 years, Bill.
God has called home a dearly loved angel…
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, SD, with Pastors Marcia Brennan and Randy Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Sorum and Castle Rock Fire Department and Hospice of the Northern Hills.

 

     
   
     

Phillip Lee "Booge" Lemmel

November 28, 1931 - November 7, 2016

 

Service to be held:

November 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Booge was born November 28, 1931, at Cedar Canyon, SD, to Elmer A. and Lela Pearl (Bushong) Lemmel. He herded sheep for the McGuirers, mined copper at Butte, MT, and joined the United States Army.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked at the Homestake mine in Lead. Later, he worked for area ranchers in the Faith Country and also in Oregon and Idaho.
Booge married Kathryn "Tense" Short at Faith, SD, on June 20, 1957.
Booge worked for the City of Faith for six years. He also had his own electric business and carried mail along highway 34 for 14 years. He also trapped furs for extra income.
He always had dynamite on hand to blow up anything, from old cars to beaver dams, just to see how high and far things could fly. Booge had a very unique ability to give people nicknames and make up words that weren’t in the dictionary.
Phillip Lee "Booge" Lemmel, 84, Sturgis, died Monday, November 7, 2016, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Tense Lemmel, Sturgis; son, Tam Lemmel, Upton, WY; daughters, Sandy Lemmel and Lori (Tony Cummins) Lemmel, all of Sturgis; four grandchildren, Kelsey Gilcrease, and Shayne, Makenna, and Madisyn Lemmel; one great-grandchild, Ethan Gilcrease; brothers, Spud (Bernice) Lemmel, Mud Butte, SD, and Charlie (Jessie) Russell, Sturgis; sister, Dede Kinney, Sturgis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Phyllis Hohenberger and Marilyn Russell; brothers, Dud and Alvin Leroy Lemmel; and his infant son, Randy Lemmel.
Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers the family has established a memorial to Hospice of the Northern Hills.

 

     
   
     

Donna L. Greenwaldt

October 20, 1929 - November 7, 2016

 

Service to be held:

Friday, November 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.

 

Donna was born October 20, 1929, in Sturgis, SD, to Theadore and Sarah (Rogers) Barden. She grew up and attended school in Sturgis. Donna married Victor "Vic" Greenwaldt in Sturgis on August 25, 1948. They lived on a farm near Nisland for a few years and later moved back to Sturgis. Donna worked as a bookkeeper with her husband at the service station he owned.
Donna was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the ELCW. She was a former member of the Extension Club, Zonta, Lions, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts and making puppets.
Donna L. Greenwaldt, 87, Sturgis, died Monday, November 7, 2016, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.
She is survived by her son, Randy (Gail) Greenwaldt, Black Hawk, SD; daughter, Sandy (Walt) Gardner, Raymond, WA; three brothers, Elmer Barden, Spearfish, SD, Francis "Pat" Barden, Belle Fourche, SD, and Roger Barden, Aurora, CO; one sister, Dianna Loup, Whitewood, SD; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vic; and three brothers, Robert, Earl, and Frank Barden.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Willard Olsen officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Berry Unit at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.

 

     
   
     

Linda Marie Holter

March 2, 1950 - November 5, 2016

 

Service to be held:

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

Linda was born March 2, 1950, at Deadwood, SD, to Earl and Eileen (DeLange) Swanson. Linda graduated from Buffalo High School May 22, 1970. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Sturgis Hospital. She then went on to work at SCI as a computer builder for many years until her health made her retire.
Linda and Aldon Holter were married October 31, 2001, in Sturgis, SD. Aldon passed away June 20, 2011.
Linda Marie Holter, 66, Rapid City, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at David M. Dorsett Healthcare.
Linda is survived by her brother, Russell (Linda) Swanson; sister, Sharon (Wayne) Vollmer; sister-in-law, Jeannie (Jerry) Talkington; nephews, Jeremy (Trisha) Vollmer and Jamie (Karma)Vollmer; nieces, Josie Vollmer, Heather Painter, and Christina (Robert) Lutzick and their families; and aunts, Natalie DeLange, Marcella DeLange and Margaret "Micky" (George) Gibroch.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband; son, Harold, Jr.; her parents; and brother, Sam Swanson.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Nick Haasch officiating.
A memorial has been established to Rapid City Regional Dialysis Unit.