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Joan Margaret Novak Huston; 1927 - 2009
Richard Carl Honadel; 1926 - 2009
Carol (Gripp) LaRoque; 1942 - 2009
William R. Bishop Sr.; 1924 - 2009
Pete J. Sinclair; 1921 - 2009
Helen Sederstrom Barney; 1915 - 2009
Dixie Lee (Morgan) Crandall; 1937 - 2009
Curtiss Albert Weisz; 1948 - 2009
David C. Henderson; - 2009
Marilyn Kay Muhm; - 2009
Ruth 'Nancy' Baldwin; 1923 - 2009
Richard "Dick" W. Crow; 1933 - 2009
Donald Thompson; - 2009
Charles "Chuck" Dibble; 1927 - 2009
Ruth Marie Stewart; 1918 - 2009
Floretta (Mesteth) Harter; 1943 - 2009
Lois A. Finkle; 1922 - 2009
Dale McBride; 1937 - 2009
Irene (Coates) Ferdig; 1943 - 2009
Larry Schmidt; 1940 - 2009
Agnes Jane Scott; 1913 - 2009
Mary Aune (Gurski) Lehman; 1928 - 2009
Theresa Gail (Patton) Randall; - 2009
Gerald M. "Weary" Wilber; 1924 - 2009


Mary Aune (Gurski) Lehman

Mary Aune Lehman, 80, Laramie and formerly of Edgemont, SD, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at her home outside of Laramie.

Mary was born July 5, 1928, in Courtney, ND, to Frank and Mary (Wittling) Gurski.

She was a volunteer at the Hot Springs (SD) VA Center with over 6,000 hours, a member of 95th Infantry Division Association for 59 years, 48 years with the VFW Auxiliary, 58 years with the American Legion Auxiliary, Life Member of DAV Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Survivors include her daughter, Janis (Steven) Taffe, Laramie; two grandsons, Zach (Bridget) Franzen, Rapid City, SD, and Steve (Brandee) Taffe, Minatare, NE; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Harry W. Lehman; and her son, Harry W. Lehman Jr.

Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.

Condolences can be sent to 4062 HWY 230, Laramie, WY 82070.

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Larry Schmidt

Larry Schmidt, 68, Nevada, MO, was taken to be with his Lord Sunday, February 8, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Larry was born in Hosmer, SD, to Ludwig Leopold Schmidt and Clara Lacher Schmidt on June 28, 1940.

Larry attended Hosmer grade school until the 8th grade, at which time the family moved to Igloo, SD, and Larry went on to attend three years at the Assumption Abbey in Richerton, ND, returning to Igloo to attend his senior year. He then joined the Navy in 1959. While in the Navy, he met and married Shirley Stewart in 1960. They had four children together, making their home in the Tulsa, OK, area after various moves due to his job which was in management of building products warehouses. In 2000, he married Jeanie Wagner in Albuquerque, NM. From this marriage he gained three stepchildren. After retiring he made his home in Nevada, MO. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Jeanie of Nevada; sons, Mark Schmidt and his wife Anne, Edmond, OK, Marty Schmidt and his wife Dalyn, Deerfield, MO; daughters, Mary Rajewski and her husband Norman, Cheney, KS, Susan Rosero and her husband Danny, Raleigh, NC; stepson, Shannon Mets and his wife Dottie, Casper, WY, Corrina Spears, Nevada, MO, LaVonna Walton, Buffalo Gap, SD, 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother, two sisters, and one grandson.

Rosary will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nevada, MO, followed by a Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. with Father Justin Hoye officiating.

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Alice Irene (Coates) Ferdig

Alice Irene Ferdig, age 65, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Lodi Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Irene was born to John and Alice Coates in Hot Springs, South Dakota on July 9, 1943.

After graduating from high school in Igloo, S.D., she attended Chadron State College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology. In 1965, she married Ed Ferdig, and they made their home in Lodi.

Irene was a Medical Technologist at Dameron Hospital in Stockton for over 30 years. Irene enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards, sewing, and caring for her family.

Irene is survived by her husband, Ed Ferdig of Lodi; sons, Dennis Ferdig of Lodi and Dave Ferdig of Salem, OR; brother, George Coates of Denver, CO; sister, Elaine Kirby of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren: Jared, Alexis, Zoe, Alexia, and Ryeleigh; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. at Lodi Funeral Home. There is no visitation and committal is private.

Donations may be made in Irene's name to Lodi Adopt-A-Child, 100 E. Pine Street, Lodi, CA 95240.

A virtual register book may be signed at where memories can be shared.

Lodi Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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Dale Curtis McBride

Dale Curtis McBride, age 71, of Edgemont, SD, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Dale is survived by his wife, Beverly of Edgemont; three children, John (Heidi) McBride of Edgemont; Deede Furguson of Harrisburg, SD; James McBride of Gillette, WY; sister Arlie (Daryl) Schumacher of Edgemont; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2009 at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Edgemont.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at United Church in Edgemont with Pastor Floyd Mills and Pastor Norma Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Edgemont Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in Dale's name to benefit the Edgemont Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at

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Lois A. Finkle

RAPID CITY - Lois A. Finkle, 87, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at a local nursing home.

Lois Higdon was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Miner County between Salem and Canova to Cleve and Angeline (Robb) Higdon. She graduated from Canova High School in 1940. She and her sister moved to Sioux Falls, where she met Francis Finkle. They were married in 1946. The couple moved to Igloo, where Francis was employed as a civil servant at the Army Ammunition Depot. They were later transferred to Alaska, Okinawa and then to Utah. After he retired they moved back to Igloo. After Francis died in 1999, Lois moved to Rapid City in 2000. She has been a resident of Fountain Springs since 2004.

Lois was a bartender for 30 years at the Victory Bar in Edgemont and she also worked at the Edgemont Herald-Tribune.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Hahn and her husband Otto, Black Hawk; two grandchildren, Michael (Vicki) Runge, Rapid City and their children, Cody, Krista, and Justin and Lorna Runge, Fort Worth, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

Private family services will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis at a later date.

Friends may sign her online guestbook at

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Floretta Marie (Mesteth) Harter

Floretta Marie Harter, 65, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin "Ed" Harter, Hot Springs; four sons, James Harter and Russell Antoine, both of Rapid City, Larry Harter, Edgemont, and Charles Harter, Hot Springs; one daughter, Starla Ditzler, Cheyenne, Wyo.; six brothers, Lawrence Witt, Tahoka, Texas, Nelson Witt, Portland, Ore., Sidney Witt, Pine Ridge, Patrick Witt, Spearfish, Wayne Witt, Oglala, and Lyle Witt, Hot Springs; three sisters, Eugenia Battalyon, Wanblee, Sandra Witt, Rapid City, and Becki Benton, Hot Springs; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Mueller Center in Hot Springs, with the Rev. Bill Hallsted officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Gap Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit Small Wonders Christian Daycare.

An online guestbook is available at

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Ruth Marie Stewart

Ruth Marie Stewart, age 90, of Edgemont, SD, passed away May 1, 2009 at Custer Regional Senior Care in Custer, SD.

Ruth was born near Tyndall, SD on October 7, 1918 to Elliott and Rosa (Patton) Sell. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1936. She went to Lead, SD where she met and married James D. Stewart, to this union three children we born Dallas, Douglas and Dorcas. During World War II they lived in many places. In December 1945 they moved to Igloo, SD. In 1965 they moved to Hermiston, OR. Then in 1984 Ruth moved back Edgemont.

She was preceded in death by six sisters; three brothers; her husband, James; daughter, Dorcas and grandson, Ronald Stewart.

Survivors include two sons, Dallas and wife Lois; Douglas and wife Margaret all of Edgemont; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2009 at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Edgemont.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at United Church in Edgemont with Pastor Floyd Mills and Pastor Norma Mills officiating.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2009 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield, OR.

A memorial has been established in Ruth's name to benefit the Edgemont Senior Center.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Edgemont and Burns Funeral Home in Hermiston, OR. Written condolences can be made at

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Charles 'Chuck' Dibble

HELENA - Mont. - Charles J. "Chuck" Dibble, 82, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2009, at home surrounded by his family. He had been in ill health for many years.

Chuck was born on April 20, 1927 in Edgemont, SD, to Ernest L. and Mary Ann Dibble. He was raised and attended school in Edgemont.

He married Bonnie L. Duncan in Edgemont on Sept. 23, 1948. After 60 years of marriage, he decided he had made the right decison. To this union were born two daughters and two sons.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and was stationed in Germany. He was discharged in 1946 and stayed in Germany for another year working in the finance Department for the U.S. Army.

After returning home, he worked in the Southern Hills Bank in Edgemont for four years before going to work for the Bulington Northern where he worked for 20 years.

After retiring the railroad he and Bonnie ran the Edgemont Crew Trasport for 13 years. Charles and Bonnie also prepared income taxes for others for many years. They moved to Helena in 1999.

Charles was an avid sports enthusiast. He was involved in playing as well as coahing many sports. His family meant everything to him, no matter how ill he was, he was always smiling and had a joke to tell.

He made friends wherever he went. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a loving and kind heart for family and friends alike, always putting others before himself.

Survivors include his wife, Donnie of Helena; his children, Vicki Samoray of Helena, Linda Minkoff of Denver, Larry (Joyce) Dibble of East Helena and Rob Dibble of Phoenix. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dara (Ryan) Heick, Dan Minkoff, Ron Samoray, Matthew (Shelley) Eichenfels, Chuck Samoray, Jon Minkoff, Amanda Eichenfels, Mike Minkoff, Mara (Cory) Tollefson, Dave Samoray and Kayla Eichenfels; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Francelia Schumacher of Manchaca, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers.

Charles will be cremated and his ashes will be placed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD, at a later date. Charles requested no funeral service therfore a gathering of the "Celebration" of his life was held at the Christ's Church on May 8.

Memorial donations in Charles name may be made to the Edgemont Volunteer Ambulance or to the Edgemont Museum.

Arrangements were under the care of Retz Funeral Home.

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Richard "Dick" W. Crow

LEMMON - Graveside services for Richard "Dick" Crow, 76, Toledo, Ore., and his brother, Eugene M. Crow, 79, Port Orchard, Wash., will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon, with Chaplin David Peterson officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Brattbet-Green American Legion Post 66 of Lemmon.

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Donald Thompson

RAPID CITY - Donald Thomson, 43, Rapid City, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

survivors include his wife, Sharon Thompson and his mother, JOan Thompson, both of Rapid City; five sisters, Cathy Loring, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lori Toberman, Phoenix, Dawn Johnson, Edmond, Okla., and Karen Holm and Julie Brewer, both of Rapid City; and one brother, David Thompson, Box Elder.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 15, at Fountain Springs Community Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. David Kinnan officiating.

An online guestbook is available at

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Ruth 'Nancy' Baldwin

HOT SPRINGS - Ruth "Nancy" Baldwin, of Hot Springs S.D., died June 28, 2009 at the Dorsett Regional Senior Care in Spearfish, S.D. She was 86 years old. She now resides in Heaven.

Nancy was born April 11, 1923 to - - -

In December of 1941, World War II began and Nancy worked as a secretary at the Black Hills Odnance Depot in Igloo, S. D. She later transferred to Lowry Air Force Base Gunnery School in Denver, until she retired and married William J. Baldwin of Lead in 1944. William "Bill" Baldwin had served three years in the South Pacific as a Combat Engineer. Bill and Nancy were married for fifty eight years. Bill Baldwin attended college at - - -

Nancy enjoyed music of all kinds, singing and dancing. She was a - - -

Nancy is survived by - - -

Nancy was prededed in death by her beloved husband William J. Baldwin and her parents.

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Curtiss Albert Weisz

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Curtiss Albert Weisz, 61, Gillette, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Weisz, Gillette; one daughter, Julie Weisz, Gillette; two brothers, Lowell Weisz, Hot Springs, S.D., and Martin Weisz, Sacramento, Calif.; and one sister, Ida Merrill, Hot Springs.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the chapel. Burial will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.

A memorial has been established.

An online guestbook is available at

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David C. Henderson

EDGEMONT - David Charles Henderson, 61, Edgemont, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital, Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minn.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Ann Wing Henderson; two sons, John Henderson and Jeremy Henderson; seven grandchildren; his brother, Samuel Henderson; two sisters, Kathy Christie and Karen Unrah; and his father's wife, Roberta Henderson.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, aug. 7, at the United Church in Edgemont, with the Rev. Floyd Mills, the Rev. Norma Mills and the Rev. Marion Gray officiating.

A memorial has been extablished to benefit Edgemont Volunteer Fire Department or the Lyon's Club Park Bridge Project.

McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

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Dixie Lee (Morgan) Crandall

No obituary available at this time.

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Marilyn Kay Muhm

EDGEMONT - Marilyn Kay Muhm, 66, Edgemont, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Muhm Sr., Edgemont; three sons, Edward Muhm Jr., Rapid City, Tom Muhm, Sioux Falls, and Bill Muhm, Rapid City; three sisters, Lorraine Tomayzk, Kettle River, Minn., Irene Castro, Shingle Town, Calif., and Alvina Rocha, Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

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Helen Sederstrom Barney

RAPID CITY - Helen Sederstrom Barney was born Jan. 20, 1915, at the Sederstrom ranch home at Edson, Meade County, S.D., to Marie (Paulson) and Emil Sederstrom. She died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at the age of 94 at the Hospice House in Rapid City.

She retired from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Family Economist for Maternal and Child Health Service in Public Health. Before going to Washington, D.C., she was Family Economist in Resource Development with the Kellogg Foundation and University of Kentucky in the Appalachian area.

Helen Barney, as a graduate of Faith High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and Science from South Dakota State University at the age of 19 and later a Master of Science degree from Kansas State University. Before marriage, she worked as District Home Management Supervisor for the Department of Agriculture in New Deal farm programs.

From 1959-1964, she was a SDSU Extension Agent with the Indian Program, in Rapid City. She taught at Bixby, S.D., Moorcroft, Wyo., Igloo, S.D., and Kansas State University. From 1946-49, the family ranched near Scenic, S.D. After retirement in 1973, she returned to her home in Rapid City to care for her father. Her house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1983.

She was a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Science, Omicron Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, National Organization for Women, American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Order of Eastern Star, Current Events Club, West Boulevard Association and chairman of the Advisory Board for Home Care and Hospice. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Black Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

She received the following awards: Citizen of the Month, Women Equality Day "Failure is Impossible" Award; the State Outstanding Senior Professional in Family and Consumer Science; State Hospice Volunteer of the Year, and the AAUW named gift honoree to Education Foundation. She established the Helen Barney Research and Projects Grant of AAUW.

Survivors include a son, Jerome Barney (Betty Rae), El Paso, Texas; two daughters, MarGret (Rusty) Barney, Rapid City, and Maree Barney Sutley (Stephen), Fairbanks, Alaska; her brother, Emil Sederstrom, Bellevue, Wash.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William H. Barney and Lawrence C. Coleman; her parents; her brother, Charles; her sister, Cecile Peterson Hershberger; and stepchildren, Lewis, Bill, Adele Teresa, Rex and Russell.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. Helen had willed her body to the University of South Dakota Medical School. In compliance with her wishes, the family is requesting no flowers. She enjoyed flowers, plants and trees best growing in their own habitat. Every year she planted trees in her own yard, the Scenic Ranch or at their place near Mystic.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice House and Dr. Jay Hoffmann and staff for their loving care of our mother.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Hills, 224 Elk St., Rapid City, SD 57701, the Helen Barney Research and Projects Grant of AAUW, P.O. Box 8146, Rapid City, SD 57709-8146, or a charity of your choice.

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Pete J. Sinclair

Pete J. Sinclair, 88, DeWitt, died Wednesday morning, September 16, 2009 at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa.

Pete Jesse Sinclair was born August 4, 1921 in Gillette, Wyoming, to Walter Arthur and Margaret May (Shive) Sinclair. Pete served in the Army during World War II. He married Glenna "Kay" Brewer, December 13, 1962 in Richmond, Kentucky. Pete was employed by the Department of Defense for over 30 years. He first worked as a Quality Assurance Ammunition Specialist in South Dakota and continued at various places both in the United States and abroad. Pete retired as a Logistics Management Specialist at the Savanna Army Depot in 1979. Upon retirement he owned and operated The Butcher Shop in DeWitt from 1982 until 1993.

Pete was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, the Knights of Columbus and Eugene McManus American Legion Post #238 of DeWitt. He was a former member of the DeWitt Lions Clubs, the Loyal Order of Moose and was a former City of DeWitt Councilman. Pete enjoyed golfing, woodworking, doing things for the youth and having a good time at all times.

Surviving are his loving wife of over 46 years, Kay; children, Clifford "Jack" Sinclair, Morris, Illinois, Peter James (Lora) Sinclair, Louisville, Kentucky, Carol (Ron) Sossong and Loretta Sinclair, Joliet, Illinois, Robert (Lorretta) Sinclair, Ridgecrest, California, Robert (Sandra) Antle, Wilmington, Illinois, Debra (Dave) Kent, Center Point, Julia (Jim) Rawlings, Prince Fredrick, Maryland, Jeff (Ann) Sinclair, DeWitt; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way.

Preceding Pete in death were his parents, his first wife, Gene Elaine Mattox; a grandson, Clark Sinclair, a brother, Walter and sisters, Mary Spaulding, Hazel Wilson and Edith Pogue.

Family and friends may visit at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 2:00 until 5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2009 with a tribute from family and friends to follow. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2009 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Fr. Paul Connolly presiding. Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Sinclair, Peter Sinclair, Robert Sinclair, Robert Antle, Jeff Sinclair, Justin Sinclair, Mason Garland, Dave Kent and Ron Sossong.

A photo tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed at

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William R. Bishop Sr.

RAPID CITY - William R. "Bill" Bishop, Sr. 85, Rapid City, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Rapid City, Regional Hospital after a long illness.

Bill was born July 3, 1924 at Winner, SD to Theresa Wiedman Bishop and Ross L. Bishop. He lived his early years on a farm at Provo, SD. In his teens, he moved to Springfield, MO then joined the CCC's and later the U S. Navy. He served as a Gunner's Mate 1st Class on the USS Shangrala. After his discharge in February, 1944 he worked as a heavy equipment operator at Black Hills Army Depot, Igloo, SD.

In 1943 he met the love of his life, Velda I. Barton and they were married on December 24, 1945. In 1953 they bought the Newsy Nook Grocery in Provo. Bill's dad, Ross and Velda ran the store and Bill worked in the uranium mines north of Edgemont. By now, three sons had come to their family.

In 1959, Velda sold the store and Bill sought work in Rapid City. He returned to Civil Service at the Post Office and retired from there in 1983.

Bill and Velda traveled a lot and loved camping. In his last years, he enjoyed the Deadwood casinos and Prairie Winds Casino. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the DAV.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers, Mike, Paul, Joe and Kenneth and 4 sisters, Ruth, Vivian Virginia and Maxine.

Surviving are his wife, Velda I. Bishop, Rapid City, three sons, Daniel E. Bishop and his wife, Marilyn, Portland, OR, Daryl A. Bishop and his wife, Linda, Rapid City, William R. Bishop, Jr. and his wife, Izumi, Tokyo, Japan, three grandchildren, Sophianna Bishop, Univ. of Fla., Miami, Monicamay Bishop, Tokyo, Japan, and Matthew Ross Bishop, Portland College, Portland, OR. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Ford, Gainesville, Fla. and Jackie Wilson, Ocala, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at the funeral home with Rev. H. B. Cleveland officiating. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 and the S. D. National Guard. A memorial has been established to Children's Miracle Network.

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Gerald M. "Weary" Wilber

Gerald M. "Weary" Wilber, 85, Ferney died Friday, October 16, 2009 at his daughters home. Private inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Family will be greeting friends from 6-8 pm, Monday at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St.

Gerald Wilber was born on May 31, 1924 at Aberdeen, SD to Vernon T. and Frances Delilah (Jarrett) Wilber. He attended school in Aberdeen. In June 1941 he entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged in December of 1945. He married Lorraine Hoeft in Custer, SD on July 17, 1953. He worked at the Army base in Igloo, SD until 1965 transferring to Eagle River, AK. He worked at Ft Richardson Army base until his retirement in 1979. He moved back to South Dakota and was a longtime Ferney resident. He resided at Gellhaus Carehaus and later moved to his daughter home.

Weary was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, card player and reader. He will also be remembered for his dry sense of humor and his devilish smile and one liners.

Grateful for having shared Weary's life are his children, Timothy Wilber of Sauk Rapids, MN, Douglas (Mary) Wilber of Wasilla, AK, John (Suzanne) Wilber of Jacksonville, NC, Lorinda (Shawn) Millim, Groton, SD, grandchildren, Jennifer, Jared, Elizabeth, Zachary, Benjamin, Catherine, Rebecka, Rachel, McKiley, Michaila and Daltyn, great grandchildren, Kaleb and Peyton, and his sister, Donna (Al) Roehr of Sacramento, CA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lorraine in 2005, and brother, Douglas.

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Theresa Gail Randall

HOT SPRINGS - Theresa Gail Randall, 60, Hot Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at home.

Survivors include her son, Leroy Randall, Chadron, Neb.; her daughter, Jeannie Marie Schuppan, Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; four brothers, James Patton, Rapid City, Paul Patton, Colorado Springs, Ronald Patton, Hot Springs and David Patton, Gillette, Wyo.; and two sisters, Peggy Albert and Patricia Dahl, both of Hot Springs.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the church, with the Rev. Peter Kovarik officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

McMolley's Chapel of the Hills is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

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Carol (Gripp) LaRoque

No obituary available.

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Richard Carl Honadel

EVANSTON, Wyo. - Richard Carl "Dick" Honadel, 83, Evanston, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Rocky Mountain Care.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Belle Honadel, Evanston; a daughter, Sarah Clouse, Casper; two brothers, Harold Honadel, Gillette, and Alfred Honadel, Spearfish, S. D.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.

Services will be scheduled in the spring at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

Crandall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Agnes Jane Scott

HOT SPRINGS -Agnes Jane (Harris) Scott was born Aug. 4, 1913, on a farm near Berea, Neb., the 10th of 11 children born to Abigail (Kennedy) Harris and Oscar Harris. The family lived on several farms as Oscar worked for the farmers in and around Berea, and farmed on his own. Agnes lived with her family one place in a sod house. She said it was cool in the summer and warm in winter as people said.

After finishing grade school in and around Berea, she went to Hemingford to go to high school. There she met LaVerne Scott. After she graduated she taught a country school for one year but didn't enjoy it.

June 15, 1932, was their wedding day. That was the middle of the Depression. Laverne was a section foreman on the railroad and did a lot of relief work for other section foreman. They lived in several places in South Dakota and Nebraska before Brownie got his section. Later the couple lived in Provo, Marsland and then Edgemont.

During this time Agness was homemaker for a husband and two boys, Richard and Wayne. Mary came along five years later and Joan, four years after Mary. With a full family, they moved to Edgemont in 1947, where they remained the rest of their lives until moving to a nursing home.

Agnes, to help her kids go to a Christian boarding school, took on many jobs. She was cook at the sale barn, baked bread for customers, sewed, did child care in her home and other jobs. She was very involved in her church, the Hot Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, holding several important positions there and also in Home Extension Club. Both of the scotts were active in Senior Center. Her girls were especially lucky as she sewed almost all of their clothes. She also gardened and canned the produce she bought or the family raised.

As their children grew up and married, Agnes and Brownie traveled throughout the U.S. and the Black Hills. Camping in several places, they enjoyed the scenery and local history. They reached 49 of the 50 states, missing only Hawaii. They also visited Mexico and Canada. There were nine gradchildren and 13 great-grandchildren to go see.

They had been married 73 years when Brownie passed away at Castle Manor. Agnes followed him four years later on Dec. 15, 2009, at the age of 96. Her helpful, kind life ended peacefully and now she waits her Lord's return for her final reward.

Survivors include sons, Wayne (Sharon) Scott of Peoria, Ariz., and Richard (Charlene) Scott of McDonald, Tenn.; daughters, Mary (Rod) Jewett of Edgemont, and Joan (Dick) Ryan of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine gradchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Interment will follow at the Edgemont Cemetery.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. written condolences can be made at

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Joan Margaret Novak Huston

PONCA CITY, Okla. - Joan Margaret Novak Huston, 82, Ponca City died Thursday, Dec. 2009, at Westminster Village in Ponca City.

Services will be held in Newcastle, Wyoming, at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 9th at Worden Chapel with Pastor's Bill Haley and Charles Dutcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery at Four Corners, Wyoming. Visitation at Worden Chapel will be Friday, January 8th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Joan Margaret Novak Huston was born on March 9, 1927, on a ranch north of Newcastle, Wyoming, to John and Margaret (Dohrman) Novak. She attended rural Weston County Schools before graduating from Newcastle High School in 1943. She married Lee "Bud" Huston on December 22, 1945, and they were the proud parents of Johnny Lee and Linda Kay. She worked at First State Bank until 1948 when they moved to Igloo, South Dakota, and she worked for the Provo School for two years. They then moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where she worked for the University of Wyoming until 1952. They later lived in various towns in Montana until 1961 when she returned to Newcastle, Wyoming, and First State Bank. She later began working as the business manager for the Provo School for five years and Edgemont School in Edgemont, South Dakota, for five years. In 1974 she began working as the head bookkeeper for the Weston County Memorial Hospital and in 1979 began working as the office manager for the Ford Dealership until 1982. She married Jack E. Pfister on August 4, 1983, and they settled on a ranch near Red Bird. She later moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma, to be near her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Robison and husband Leon of Ponca City, Oklahoma; her son, John Huston of Yakima, Washington; two brothers, John Novak and Al Novak both of Newcastle, Wyoming; two grandsons, Jerry Hamaker Jr. of Reno, Nevada, and Danial Huston of Yakima, Washington; a great grandson, Mason Lee Huston of Yakima, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Ed Miller; a sister, Joy Hollister; and a nephew, Randy Chittim.

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