Jan 21 1938 - Jan 05 2011
Stella L. DeLeon, 72, Rapid City, SD was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice of the Hills.
Stella leaves behind a legacy of love. She was a kind and committed wife, mother and grandmother. She was the heart of her family and her family meant the world to her. Her strong faith was an inspiration to many. She was known as a most loving, caring friend always with a ready smile.
Hobbies she enjoyed included attending local basketball games (St. Thomas More) and baseball games (American Legion Post 22), golfing and her grandchildren. She loved traveling and was blessed to have visited the Vatican in Rome, Paris, as well as cruising the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and Alaska. Her most treasured trip was her surprise 70th birthday party and 50th wedding Anniversary celebration attended by her entire family and many friends in Las Vegas 2 years ago.
Stella L. Rising was born January 21, 1938 in Beach, ND to Gerhardt (George) and Sophia (Bobiney) Rising. She grew up in Golva, ND and graduated from Golva High School in 1956. She graduated from Business College in Rapid City in 1957. Stella was united in marriage to Patrick DeLeon on February 14, 1958. They resided in Fargo, ND for 4 years and Park River, ND for 23 years, raised their girls and returned to Rapid City in 1993. Stella worked at Mileage Plus for 17 years and retired in October 2010.
Grateful for having shared her life include her devoted husband of 52 years Pat; daughters, Patti (Tom) Clemetson of Atascadero, CA, Sandi (Paul) Sorum of Renner, SD, Sheri (Jeff) Lovaasen of Easton, PA; grandchildren Lisa Ward and Nathan Ward of Sioux Falls, SD, Cristen Clemetson of Lancaster, CA, Cory Clemetson of Santa Rosa, CA, Jeffrey and Devon Lovaasen of Easton, PA, and Hannah and Benjamin Sorum of Renner, SD; sister, Margaret (Bernard) Boehlke, Havre, MT; brother, Ralph (Linda) Rising, Wibaux, MT.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Albert Rising, Gertrude (John) Piesik, Eva (Thomas) Powers and Edwin Rising.
Visitation will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, January 7, 2011 in Our Lady's Chapel at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will also continue one hour before service time on Saturday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral, with Fr. Michel Mulloy as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the DeLeon family requests memorial donations made in Stella's name be given to the John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - With quiet dignity, Dr. Marvin L. Olmstead died peacefully at home on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 19, 1929, in Dupree, S.D., and was the eldest of six children. After graduating from high school Marvin taught for a year in a small country schoolhouse outside of Dupree, S. D. He then elisted in the U. S. Navy and served in San Diego, Calif., where he was honorably discharged four years later. After serving his country, Marvin returned to his home state of South Dakota where he earned his BA from the Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, S.D. It was here that he met and later married the love of his life Doris Dunn in 1954. They headed west where he grauated from Washington State University with a Masters in Speech.
Marvin continued his teaching career at Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco. It was here that his daughter Karen and son Mark were born. The next stop for the young Olmstead clan was Seattle. It was here that Marvin accomplished his lifetime educational goal and received his Doctorate in Speech from the University of Washington. With Doctorate in hand, he accepted a position on the faculty of Oregon State University where he and his family spent four years. Marvin made his final career move when he accepted a position on the faculty of Western Washington University where he taught and ultimately retired in 1991.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Doris; his daughter, Karen Paez (Al); his son, Mark (Karin); five grandsons, Zachary, Matthew (Stephanie), Joshua, Nathan and Benjamin; four brothers, Norman, Vernon, Edward (Linda), and Dennis; a sister, Darlene Geboe; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marvin enjoyed spending many of his summers with family and friends at their cabins in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He cherished his family and we cherished the time we had with him. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the acupuncture program of Hospice Bellingham or to the First Congregational Church of Bellingham. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, with reception to follow.
You may share your thoughts and memories of Marvin in the online memorial guestbook at www.molesfuneralhomes.com
Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel is in charge of arrangeents.
Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel
Richard Wayne O'Banion passed away on January 21, 2011. He was born May 16, 1927, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Clemence and Myrtle O'Banion. He was one of 10 children, with 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Richard graduated from Provo High School in Igloo, South Dakota in 1945. He later attended the Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota, and Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, studying business administration. Richard served his country in the United States Army from August of 1945 to January 1947. He began in construction in 1951, working on the Garrison Dam in North Dakota. In 1952, he began a 27-year career with Guy F. Atkinson, a major construction company as a business manager. He worked on many dams and freeways throughout Washington, Oregon and California as a business manager and in labor relations. In 1978, he returned to the Tri-Cities and worked for Jones Company at Hanford. In 1983, he worked for Blount, a major construcion company in Michigan and Texas. He retired from construction in 1986 and returned again to the Tri-Cities. He was an officer of the Kennewick Valley Grange for about 10 years. He continued business as a private lender during his retirement.
Richard enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, collecting coins and playing cards. He was a devoted father and family man. Later in life, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was a member of the American Legion and Pasco Senior Center.
Richard is survived by his wife, Ardith O'Banion of Pasco, WA; daughters, Darlene O'Banion of San Jose, CA; Debbra Houk of Las Vegas, NV; Diana Thornton of Goldendale, WA; and Donna O'Banion of Superior, Wyoming; 2 sisters, Margaret Ross of Pasco, WA; and Onral King of Anchorage, AK; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Friday January 28, 2011, from noon - 5:00 p.m. at Columbia Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Columbia Memorial Chapel in Pasco, WA, and graveside services will immediately follow at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Pasco, WA, followed by a reception at the American Legion in Pasco, WA, at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, we invite you to donate to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA, 99336, or donate to leukemia research (of your choice).
James D. "Jim" Lanphear was born on March 21, 1930 in Edgemont, South Dakota to parents, Cloyse and Florence Konrath Lanphear. He died on January 28, 2011 at his home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 80 years. He was raised in South Dakota. Jim enlisted in the United States Navy in 1948 and served on the USS Rockwell as a gunners mate during the Korean Conflict in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1952 and returned to South Dakota. Jim was united in marriage to Lois Hoeft on November 17, 1953 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They lived in Igloo, South Dakota where he worked as a Ammunition Demolition Foreman until transferring to the Umatilla Army Depot in 1965. Jim retired from the depot after 30 years of service in 1976. He then worked at C & B Livestock for 15 years before retiring from there in 1992. Jim was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed his ham radio, camping, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughters: Debbie Patnode and Peggy Lanphear, both of Hermiston, OR; brother: Jerry Lanphear, Hermiston, OR; sisters: Donna Fulleylove, Hermiston, OR, and Jody White, Sunnyside, WA; 3 grandchildren: Casey, Cari, & Dustin; 4 great grandchildren: Colten, Kaylee, Jayda, and Keeva; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lois Lanphear, his parents, and a sister: Madge Hopke.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial with military honors will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Jim's memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice at 1050 W. Elm St. Suite 220, Hermiston, OR 97838.
Please sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
EDGEMONT - Alta Glassley Martinson, 84, Edgemont, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Custer Regional Senior Care.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Martinson, Harrison, Neb., Robert Martinson, Amarillo, Texas, and James Martinson, Hill City; a stepson and stepdaughter; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.mccolleyschapels.com
HERMISTON, Ore. - Irene Mary Bayer, 96, Hermiston, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Sun Terrace assisted Living Facility.
Survivors include two sons, Alvin Bayer, East Wenatchee, Wash., and Jerald Bayer, Hermiston; three grandchildren; her brother, Walter Saubers, Sturgis, S. D.; and her sister, Doris Olsen, East Wenatchee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bayer in 1998.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 8 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Burial was at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church buildingfund or to Vange John Memorial Hospice.
An online guestbook is available at burnsmortuaryheriston.com.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - John "Jack" Marty, 68, Phoenix died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at North Mountain Hospital.
Survivors include two children, John E. Marty and Jan E. Marty, both of Phoenix; three grandchildren; and three brothers, Gerald Marty, Thomas Marty and Robert Marty.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs, with Dr. J. Edwin Coates officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.
An online guestbook is available at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
RAPID CITY - Benjamin H. Geary, 83, Rapid City, died Tuesday, April 6, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 15, 1927, at Rapid City, the son of Benjamin F. and Gladys (Harris) Geary. He resided in Rapid City and Deadwood prior to moving with his family to the Black Hills Ordnance Depot at Igloo. He graduated from Provo High School in 1945. Following high school graduation he served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1946. He attended and graduated from the Denver Art Institute and from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.
Benjamin spent most of his life as a sign painter. He traveled extensively throughout the United States working as a "High Rise" sign painter. He was employed for a time with Rosenbaum Sign Co. in Rapid City.
Survivors include a brother, David L. Geary, and his wife, Leonne, Rapid City; a nephew, Doug Geary, Rapid City; two nieces, Deb Larson, Rapid City, and Deanna Hooper, Sundance, Wyo.; and several grand-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Philip; and a niece, Darla.
Private family services will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Friends may sign his online guest register at www.osheimschmidt.com. Published in Rapid City Journal on April 7, 2011
Dec. 16, 1938 - April 18, 2011
Rapid City, Donald R. Parsons 72, formerly of Sturgis died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
A celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Black Hills Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard W. "Skip" Smith officiating.
Don attended school at Provo High School, and then attended Chadron State College earning a degree in recreation. He played football and basketball while there, and was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" with the undefeated football team. Don's love for sports carried over to his career as a Recreation Therapist at Ft. Meade Veterans Hospital, he also coached Little League and women's softball.
Don was a great husband and father - many memories were made with his daughters Deb and Shari on ski trips, and backpacking in the Cloud Peak Mountains in WY.
Don had many friends, loved people, and life.
Survivors include his wife Veronica of Rapid City, daughters Deborah of Rapid City, Shari of Vail, CO, granddaughters Kassandra of Fort Hood, TX, Eryka and 2 great-granddaughters all of Rapid City, brothers Dick and his wife Linda of Rapid City, Jesse of Lovell, WY, his niece Kelly Scheurer of Rapid City, nephew David of Upton, WY, sister-in-law Eleanor and husband Lloyd DaHaai of Chadron, NE.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mildred, sister Lila, brother Kenneth.
June 8, 1912 - April 19, 2011
St. Paul, MN (widow of Lloyd Torkelson)
Entered into eternal rest on the morning of April 21, 2011, Joseph Judson Bazzle, husband of Frances RubyLyn Floyd Bazzle. Residence, Hollywood, South Carolina. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bazzle are invited to attend the funeral services of the former at International Church of God, Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon at the church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. Committal Services will be conducted Monday, April 25, 2011 at Beaufort National Cemetery at 12 Noon. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.
Mr. Bazzle was born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 31, 1941, son of the late Willie Richard Bazzle and the late Lila Mae Craven Bazzle. He received an Electrical Engineering degree from The Citadel and was a retired Electrical Engineer. Mr. Bazzle was a member of International Church of God.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years Frances Bazzle of Hollywood; his children, Rita Scaplehorn of Tacoma, WA, Julie E. Sharpe and husband Michael of Summerville, Tanya L. Bazzle of Lexington, SC, Joseph Jason Bazzle and wife Christy of Hanahan, Jonathan Judson Bazzle and wife Rebecca of Charleston; nine grandchildren, Nicole, RJ, David, Anna, Joseph, Thomas, William, Caroline, and Jordan Mae; his brothers and sisters, Harold Bazzle and wife Marrianne of Hickory, NC, Geraldine Putman of Greenwood, SC, Richard Bazzle and wife Becky of Chappels, SC, Mary Anderson and husband Charles of Iowa Park, TX; and a very loving large extended family.
Memorials may be made in memory of Joseph Bazzle to International Church of God, Missions Fund, 1560 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29407.
AADSON, Roberta Louise Rose, a resident of Prattville, AL, who was affectionately known and loved as "Bobbie," passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011, at the age of 74.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial, with Reverend Brian Easley officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing. Mrs. Aadson was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Marie Rose; one brother, Kirk Rose; and one grandson, Kevin "Scott" Aadson, Jr. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Roy Aadson; one son, Kevin (Pam) Aadson; one daughter, Jacqueline Aadson (Randy) McCullers; one grandson, Troy (Deidre) Aadson; three sisters, Pat Wright, Sandy Cousin, and Rita Slade; numerous extended family members, and many friends.
To express online condolences, please visit www.prattvillememorial.com
HILL CITY - Pauline B. Harrington, 67, Hill City, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at her residence under hospice care.
Survivors include her husband: Donald L. Harrington of Hill City; one son: Randall Harrington of Hill City; three daughters: Pamela Flores of Hill City, Rita [Cristoval] Garcia of Newcastle, WY, and Tanya [Lance] Feddersen of Hill City; two brothers: Lorenzo "Jr" [Shawna] Bettelyoun of Rapid City and Mike [Terry] Wagner of Rapid City; four sisters: Maxine "Micky" [Corney] Boekout of Rapid City, Lila Harrington of Hot Springs, Wanda Wilson of Rapid City, and Robin Madsen of Rapid City; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son: Daniel Leroy Harrington; one brother: Gerald Bettelyoun and one infant brother.
Memorial services for Pauline will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 am at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City with Pastor Samuel Bobby officiating.
Inurnment of her cremains will take place at a later date at the cemetery at Hot Springs.
An online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com
RAPID CITY - Robert L. "Bob" Beaudreau Sr., 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Golden Living Center.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, at Cass Lake, Minn., to Louis and Emily (Fineday) Beaudreau. He was a member of the White Earth Tribe. Robert was raised on the Leech Lake Reservation and at the age of 16 entered the U.S. Army in 1947. He served as a Sergeant in the Korean War until 1952. He returned to Minnesota and met his wife, Evelyn Bad Wound. They moved to Igloo, working at the Army Depot. Three children were born while there, Robert Jr., Elaine and Audrey. They then moved to Oakland, Calif., on the Indian Relocation program, where Robert successfully completed an HVAC program. Their fourth child, William Joseph, was born in Oakland. The family moved back to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where two other children were born, Mary and James. At this time Bob secured a position with the Indian Health Service, and after 35 years he retired as the hospital facility manager.
Bob and Evelyn also raised three of their nephews after Evelyn's sister, Lema, passed on. Their hunka sons are Ted Standing Soldier, Steve Standing Soldier and Ed Standing Soldier. Bob and Evelyn always had lots of children staying with them besides the nine of their own. They kept many nieces, nephews and boarding school children over the years.
Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life and was known as a master sportsman. He passed these traits on to his sons and grandchildren. Bob and Evelyn spent much of their energy in producing wild game and natural food, such as drying corn, making baba saka, picking timpsala and gardening.
Bob is survived by two sons, Willie Beaudreau and James Beaudreau, both of Rapid City; hunka sons, Ted Standing Soldier of Rapid City and Steve Standing Soldier of Kyle; three daughters, Elaine Beaudreau of Andover, Minn., Audrey Beaudreau of Valentine, Neb., and Mary Beaudreau of Rapid City; grandchildren, Robert Roubideaux, Billy Palmier, Lowell Beaudreau, Rose Marian, Nicole Olson, Vincent Patton, Isaiah Beaudreau, Stephanie Iron Cloud, and Zachary Goings; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Duane Beaudreau of Cass Lake, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; eldest son, Robert Jr.; hunka son, Edward Standing Soldier; his parents; two brothers; and four sisters.
His family and friends will miss him greatly.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Services with the Rev. Dave Matzko officiating.
CRYSTAL LAKE - James Leonard Rickard, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. He lived most of his life in Provo, S.D., but came to Illinois a year ago to be closer to family. He spent the past year at Autumn Leaves Assisted Living Facility in Crystal Lake.
He was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Edgemont, S.D., to Harry and Elizabeth (Towler) Rickard. His parents were homesteaders all the years that he was growing up. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 59th Ordinance Co. in the U.S. Army. He retired from his job as ammunition specialist for the government in 1970. He loved to build and repair things. He and his wife, Irene, spent many winters in Laguna Beach, Calif., and summers in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
He is survived by a son, Joseph (Jan) Rickard of Crystal Lake; a son, Noel of League City, Texas; a grandson, Jerrad (Elizabeth) Rickard of Crystal Lake; a granddaughter, Jeanna (Don) Francis of Woodstock; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene Bauer; his brother, Louis Rickard; and his daughter-in-law, Judy Rickard.
A memorial service will be this summer in Black Hills National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
Ivan Bruce Jackman passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at his Clarkston home. He was born Sept. 28, 1927, to Lon E. Jackman and Clara E. Pierce in Deshler, Neb.
He graduated from Provo (S.D.) High School and joined the U.S. Navy, serving from December 1945 to October 1947. He completed his service as a Seaman 1st Class.
Bruce and Arlyne Vivian Sorlie were married in 1945 at Omaha, Neb. She preceded him in death Dec. 21, 1983. He married Mary Lou Heidenreich Sept. 20, 1984, in Coeur d'Alene.
After completing his military service he returned to Omaha, where he worked installing floor coverings from 1947 through 1952, at which time they moved to Spokane, where he continued in the same line of work until 1958. He was recruited by Skelton's in Lewiston, where he worked until 1969, when he became the greens superintendent at the Clarkston Golf and Country Club until his retirement in 1989.
Bruce was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Golf Course Superintendents Association and bowled with leagues in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
He was proud of being a 6-handicap golfer. He helped rebuild the Clarkston course when Dworshak Dam was built, had excellent woodworking skills, loved hockey, men's and women's baseball, football and golf.
Surviving Ivan are his wife, Mary Lou Jackman of Clarkston; and three sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan Bruce Jackman Jr. and Marietta of Sacramento, Calif., Ken Jackman and JoEllen of Clarkston, and Lon Bennett Jackman of Sequim, Wash. Also preceding him in death were his daughter, Candace Lynn Keith; his parents; two brothers, Lon Emeret Jackman Jr. and Gordon Jackman; and a sister, Donna Rose.
A family service will be conducted at a later date. Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.
PINE RIDGE - Lydia Alice Haas, 95, Pine Ridge, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include two children, Cecelia Haas and John Haas, both of Kyle; a brother, Billy Swimmer, Rapid City; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
One-night wake services will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the church, with Charles McGaa officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Mission Cemetery.
Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Rapid City Journal on July 2, 2011
PASCO -- Herman Dean Blumer, 81, of Pasco, died July 20 at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco.
He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and lived in Pasco for 34 years.
He was a retired lineman for the Franklin PUD.
Neptune Society, Spokane, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Louise Parmenter, 80, of Baileyton, will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, with Donald Strandlund and Sandy Niiler officiating. Interment will follow at Cullman Memory Gardens. She will lie-in-state at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Moss-Service Funeral Home of Cullman directing.
Mrs. Parmenter passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at U.A.B. Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1930 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to the late Theodore Leon Birdsall, Sr. and Ada Gertrude Clason Birdsall. Also preceded in death by a brother , Theodore Leon Birdsall, Jr.
Mary, affectionately known as "Miss Mary", touched many lives through the years. She loved to travel, first moving around the country with her husband Pete, and later to Europe and Mexico. Making friends everywhere she went, she had no trouble finding someone to accompany her, to indulge in one of her passions - shopping! She was a poet, and a painter, enjoyed yoga classes and enjoyed food of all types. They wintered in south Texas, where she was a member of the "Red Hat Society", and was always ready for an adventure, but not if it interfered with her "show" "The Young and the Restless". She belonged to Christ Lutheran Church, where she was part of the "Louise Club" (sorry Louis, ladies only !) Mary had a great sense of humor and a smile that could light up the world.
Survivors include her husband, Peter Miles Parmenter; three daughters, Deanne Renteria, Pat (Chuck) Gilbert and Karen (James) Fletcher; two sons, Michael (Mary Lou) Parmenter and Roger (Barb) Parmenter; a twin sister, Betty Hertha; two brothers, Tom (Janice) Birdsall and Joe (Debbie) Birdsall; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 6 -9 p.m.
Virginia "Jeannie" Wallace, 77, went Home on July 30, 2011, after her battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Now with Jesus and reunited with her husband, Kyle, she is dancing on streets of gold.
Virginia is survived by her mother, Louisa DeLeon, children Earl, Tracy, Anita Dorio, husband Gary; brothers, Pat, Ted, Louis DeLeon, wife Patty.
Visitation is 10am-Noon, service at Noon at Beresford Funeral Service, 13501 Alief Clodine Road, Houston, TX 77082.
Published in Houston Chronicle on August 1, 2011
RAPID CITY - Doris Evelyn Mader, 87, Rapid City, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at a local nursing home.
She was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Hot Springs to Samuel and Viola (Anderson) Boschma.
Doris grew up in Ardmore, graduating from Ardmore High School in 1941. She received a degree from Rapid City Business College and began working at the Igloo Army Depot.
She married Merlin Mader in Ardmore on June 27, 1943. They ranched near Ardmore, moving off of the ranch into Edgemont, while Merlin countinued ranching. Doris taught piano in her home and taught music in the school system in Edgemont.
Doris was an active member of Chapter AL of the PEO, serving as president frequently. She was awarded her 50-year membership pin in 2006. She enjoyed sewing and made clothes for her family and herself. A creative and artistic person, she loved to paint and craft.
She is survived by her three sons, John Mader, Lincoln, Neb., David Mader, and his wife, Vickie, Sheridan, Wyo., and Duane Mader and his wife, Jodie, Rapid City; a sister, Creta Stickney, Watertown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin in 1980.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Montose Cemetery near Ardmore with Fr. Peter Kovarik officiating.
A memorial has been established by her family.
Friends may sign her online guest register and offer condolences at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com.
HOT SPRINGS | James Nafziger passed away peacefully October 24, 2011, at Western Hills Health Center, Denver, CO.
Jim was born on September 11, 1928, in Spencer, SD, the sixth of eight siblings, to Chester and Elsie Nafziger. He moved to the Black Hills Ordinance Depot in Igloo, SD, with his parents in 1943. He graduated from Provo High School in Igloo in 1946. Jim served in the United States Army for four years, part of which was duty in Korea. After his military service he attended Carroll College in Helena, MT.
After college Jim traveled around taking up various occupations, some of which were: letter carrier for United States Post Office in CA; youth counselor facilitator for Big Sky Ranch in MT; government position for Bureau of Land Management in Billings, MT; and dam management in the Black Hills, SD.
Jim had many hobbies including spending time at the family cabin in Spearfish Canyon. His greatest hobby was piloting his small aircraft, which he taught himself to fly. Jim spent his retirement years in Hot Springs, South Dakota, especially enjoying his many friends and the close community, and let's not forget about his daily trips to the Hot Springs Evans Plunge.
Jim is survived by his sister, Margaret; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Nanette Cox, Arlene Mossman and Norma Stockdale and his three brothers, Frank, Bill and Dan Nafziger.
Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Father Peter Kovarik officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. June 29 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
Priscilla Verna Sieg, age 81, passed away November 4, 2011, at her home in Hot Springs, SD.
Priscilla was born January 25, 1930, in Eureka, SD, to John and Emma (Krein) Spitzer. In 1942, she moved to Igloo, SD and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1948. Upon graduation she began working for the First National Bank of the Black Hills in Hot Springs. On December 31, 1950, Priscilla married James L. Sieg. She started working with her husband at Hills Edge Auto Sales in the mid 1970's until 1995, at which time she retired.
Survivors include her son, Gaylan (Janet) Sieg of Hot Springs; daughter, Teresa (Stanley) Nase of Hot Springs; brother, Roger (Helen) Spitzer of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Adam Sieg of Charleston, SC; Brandon Nase of Sioux Falls, SD; Holly (Cameron) Weiss of Belle Fourche, SD; Ashley Nase attending school at University of South Dakota; and one great grandchild, John Ryder Weiss. Others that shared special moments with Priscilla include many nieces and nephews and some very dear friends.
Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma; and her husband, James.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Hot Springs with Pastor Gary Jacobsen officiating.
A memorial has been established in Priscilla's name to benefit the Bethesda Lutheran Church and/or the Bethesda Lutheran School in Hot Springs.
Memorial services for Harold Arthur Honadel will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Blanch Beck Memorial Chapel in Pioneer Manor Nursing Home with Pastor Bill Morel of Family Life Church officiating. A second memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Edgemont Odd Fellows Hall in Edgemont, South Dakota.
Mr. Honadel, age 89, of Gillette, Wyoming passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home of natural causes.
Harold Honadel was born on February 13, 1922 in West Point, Iowa the son of Arthur and Christiana (Klingler) Honadel. He was raised and educated in the Edgemont, South Dakota area. Harold married Betty Ellen Martin on July 23, 1963. He worked for Robinson and Putnam ranching, Northwestern Engineering, Susquehanna Western and for the South Dakota State Highway Department. Harold owned and operated the Edgemont Laundromat. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Edgemont Volunteer Fire Department, Edgemont City Council, Edgemont Senior Citizen Center and the Eagles Club. Harold loved gardening, playing cards, bowling and golfing. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Harold is survived by his children: Sue (Gary) Peters of Gillette, Wyoming and Dr. James (Lena) Martin of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; special friend, Josephine Spencer of Edgemont, South Dakota; brother, Alfred (Dorothy) Honadel of Spearfish, South Dakota; sisters-in-law: Wyoma Honadel of Newcastle, Wyoming, Iva Belle Honadel of Evanston, Wyoming and Maxine Honadel of Glenrock, Wyoming; two grandchildren: Blaine (Cathe) Peters and Tessa Peters; 1 great-grandchild, Samuel Peters; Josephine Spencer's family; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, twin brother, Howard Honadel; brothers: Richard Honadel and Glen Honadel; sisters: Alice Dahl and Betty Scott.
Memorials are suggested to benefit the Edgemont Senior Center in Harold's name. Donations and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.
William D. Rutan, 81, Rapid City, died Saturday Dec. 24, 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He entered the US Air Force Aug. 31, 1951 and was honorably discharged August 30, 1955.
He is survived by his sister Dorthy 'Dot' Young, Eastaboga, Alabama; his half brother Bob Ruby, Oregon and his niece Terry Robertson, Rapid City.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Sath Rutan, his sister Darlene Johnson, his half brother Jim Ruby and his parents.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Black Hills National Cemetery with Chaplain Ralph Vencill officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Rushmore VFW Post #1273 Honor Guard.