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Ingrid J. Burke; - 2016
JoAnn Schulz Campione; 1939 - 2016
James Muhm; 1937 - 2016
Glen Amy; 1922 - 2016
Margrit Biever Mondavi; 1925 - 2016
Russell Petty (Underhill); 1947 - 2016
Richard Norman Selle; 1930 - 2016
Ronald Duane Hagen; 1932 - 2016
Ray Otto Eck; 1943 - 2016
Aaron Sidney Hoar; 1936 - 2016
Mary Anne Firnekas; 1926 - 2016
Clara Hoffer; 1928 - 2016
Lanior Pedersen; 1914 - 2016
Linda (Sovinski) Parsons; 1940 - 2016
Steven Lester Doughty; 1949 - 2016
John (Jack) Roth; 1931 - 2016

1/5/2016

Lanior Pedersen

Feb. 20, 1914 - Jan. 5, 2016

Lanoir R. Pedersen of Custer, SD, formerly of Provo, SD, passed away peacefully in her home, January 5, 2016, at the age of 101.

On February 20, 1914, Lanoir was the first of eight children born to Howard and Ida (Mullinex) Royer of Woodbine, Iowa. Lanoir started rural school on her sixth birthday and at 12 graduated 8th grade with the highest average grade in the county that year. Too young to go to high school, after one year, Lanoir entered Woodbine Normal School and graduated in 1931 as salutatorian. After taking college preparatory courses, Lanoir returned to a normal school for one year and received her Iowa State Teacher's certificate. Some thought she was still too young to teach.

Growing up on the farm, Lanoir learned gardening and canning, and since her mother was a seamstress, Lanoir learned to make her clothes, quilts, crotchet, hand hemstitch, cut-work, etc. Lanoir married Clarence Leonard in 1933 and their son, Lloyd, was born in 1935. Lanoir taught in rural schools and later was divorced. Lanoir married Harry V. Pedersen in 1943. After World War II, he left the U. S. Army Corps and they moved to the Black Hills Army Depot at Igloo, SD, where, in 1946, their son, Victor, was born. Lanoir taught 8th grade math, English and history in the Provo schools, where both boys graduated. When the Depot closed they moved to Provo and Lanoir was a substitute teacher in the Edgemont, SD school until 1975, when she was appointed Postmaster at Provo Post Office. In 1986, her husband passed away. In 1992, at age 78, Lanoir retired. She was also clerk of Provo Township for 25 years. In 2006, due to health reasons, moved to Custer.

Recently Lanoir was heard to say, "I've had a full life." Lanior was an inspiration in her life and teachings. She is loved and will be deeply missed. Lanior was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, 4 sisters and son, Lloyd.

She is survived by her son, Victor (Teresa) Pedersen, of Custer, SD; brother, Joe Royer, of Grand Island, NE; Sister, Wanda Teale, of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Kimberly (James) Farahmand, and Nathan Pedersen, Arcata, of CA; great-grandchildren, Terik Pedersen, Elalio and Anna Farahmand; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At her request, private services were held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.

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1/18/2016

Linda (Sovinski) Parsons

May 26, 1940 - Jan. 18, 2016

RAPID CITY--Linda Parsons, 75, died on Monday, January 18, 2016.

She was born on May 26, 1940, in Kankakee, IL, to Frank and Loretta (Pietraszewski) Sovinski. The family purchased a Sears and Roebuck home and assembled it in Flagstaff, AZ. She graduated from Flagstaff High School and attended nursing school in Phoenix.

She was united in marriage to Richard B. Parsons on August 18, 1962, in Igloo, SD. She worked as a nurse in the Igloo hospital, Bennett Clarkson, Rapid City Regional, Rapid City Medical Center and taught nursing at St. Johns and USD Nursing School.

Survivors include her husband Richard, a daughter, Kelly (Stan) Scheurer, of Rapid City; a son, David Parsons, of Upton, WY; a sister, Maritta (Bob) Bush, of Colleyville, TX; 3 grandchildren, Daniel (Missy) Scheurer and their 4 children of Rapid City; Sherry (Thomas) Rosenau and their 3 children, of Rapid City and Corey Scheurer, of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Patrick Sovinski and a sister, Jacqueline Bacon.

Christian funeral mass will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Fr. Michel Mulloy presiding. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to mass. Lunch will immediately follow the mass.

Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Black Hills National Cemetery.

A memorial can be designated to either the Alzheimer's Foundation or Hospice of the Hills.

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2/22/2016

John (Jack) Roth

Feb. 14, 1931 - Feb. 22, 2016

John "Jack" Roth, 85 of Parker died Monday, February 22, 2016 at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls. Funeral mass will be at 10:30am Saturday, February 27, 2016 at St. Christina's Catholic Church, Parker. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.

John Albert Roth was born on February 14, 1931 at Winner, SD to John and Pearl (King) Roth. He moved with his mother and grandmother to Hot Springs, SD and graduated from Provo High School at Igloo, SD in 1950. He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a ski trooper and demolitions expert, having been stationed in Alaska. On December 13, 1950 he was married to Kathleen Coyle at Igloo. After graduating from Chadron State Teachers College in Chadron, NE he coached and taught at Edgemont, SD and Belle Fourche, SD. While at Edgemont he coached the track team to a state championship, having been the first west river team in either division to win state. He also coached the Belle Fourche football team to an undefeated season. He moved to Parker, SD in 1965 where he was an insurance agent with State Farm Insurance for 33 years, retiring in 1996. On January 22, 1988 he was united in marriage to Debby Novak at Parker, SD. He was a lifetime member of the Parker VFW Post 2821, past State Teener Baseball Commissioner, past Justice of the Peace, past clerk of the Parker school board, past board member of the Dakota Cooperative Telephone, served as mayor of Parker, and a coach to many.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Debby; 4 children, Linda Baldwin, Rapid City, Sharon E. Roth, Dallas, TX, Michael (Patti) Roth, Swan Lake, and Mark (Amy) Roth, Wright, WY; a daughter in law, LaVetta Roth, Parker; step children Michelle (Sue) Novak, Pipestone, MN and Christopher (Kari) Novak, Viborg; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; a brother Daryle Roth, Indianapolis, IN; and a half brother James Roth, Commerce City, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and step father, a son Larry, a brother Neil Roth, and a granddaughter, Jennifer.

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3/20/2016

Steven Lester Doughty

Sept. 4, 1949 - Mar. 20, 2016

Steven Lester Doughty, age 66, of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Fort Meade, Sturgis. Steve was born at Igloo, S.D. (Black Hills Ordinance Depot) Fall River County on September 4, 1949, to George Lester and Ardith Ione Kitterman-Doughty.

Steve attended Custer High School and enlisted in the U.S. Maine Corps in September, 1966 at age 17. Sergeant Doughty served with several units and joined Lima Company 3rd. Bn. 1st. Marines, 1st Marine Division in Vietnam where he served from 1967 through 1970. Steve was combat wounded three times and was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Medal with device for saving for saving the life of a Brother Marine. He was also awarded the Purple Heart Medal with two stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V", and the Combat Action Ribbon. In addition, Sergeant Doughty received several awards and commendations for service and leadership.

Having faithfully served his country, Steve became involved in law enforcement and served as Chief of Police, Criminal Investigator, Chief Deputy and Firearms Instructor for various departments in the Black Hills area and Oregon. In 1989 Steve was selected by the Department of Energy to serve as Tactical Operations Commander at Los Alamos, New Mexico University of California Laboratory.

Steve loved riding his horses and adopted a variety of farm animals. The Doughty Family Genealogy was a great interest to Steve. His Great Grandfather Abel Lester Doughty had arrived in South Dakota with his family in a covered wagon in the mid-1800's to homestead near Cottonwood, S.D. Family records dating from 1658 in Maine were kept and recorded the family's odyssey from Ireland to Scotland and finally America.

His wife, Lisa, and five children from a prior marriage survive Steve. Shannon Marie Vazquez (Pedro) of Kadoka, Sean Michael Doughty of Texas, Kerrie Lynn Salcido of New Mexico, Bryan Shea Doughty (Brandy) of Kadoka and Brett Allen Doughty of New Mexico. In addition are Steve's six siblings, Shelley, Jeffrey, Jewel, Lincoln (Hobie), Kelley and Valerie and ten grandchildren.

A cremation burial will be at the Custer Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on July 29, 2016.

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5/18/2016

Clara Hoffer

April 16, 1928 - May 18, 2016

Clara M. (Adam) Hoffer, 88, a 51-year resident of Las Cruces, NM, died at The Heritage Assisted Living in Las Cruces, Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016.

Clara was born on April 16, 1928, on the Gottfried and Eva (Dockter) Adam farm, a few miles northeast of Roscoe, SD. She had six older brothers (Fred, Albert, Gustave, Gottfried, Walter and Reinhold). Later, she had two younger sisters (Christina and Frieda).

She married Arthur Hoffer on October 31, 1948. While in Roscoe, they had two children, Wayne and Peggy. They left Roscoe and moved to Igloo/the Black Hills Ordnance/Army Depot in 1950. While at the Depot, Clara did her part during the Korean War; she had a temporary appointment loading ammunition. She "retired" to have two more children, Cynthia and Jacqueline. Later, she started up and supervised the Igloo Teen Club. She became Mom to over half the town's teens.

When the Depot was closed, in 1965, Clara and her family moved to Las Cruces, NM, where Art worked for the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range and she worked as a bookkeeper five years for the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Food Service, five years with Tegmeyer's Steakhouse, a short stint with Western Farm Bureau, two years with Best Western of Las Cruces, and five years with Simpson Farms.

She and Art completed their GEDs in the mid-60s and Clara began challenging her kids by taking college courses at NMSU.

Clara and Art loved to bowl. Clara served as Secretary for the Las Cruces Bowling Association for 15 years. She was an outstanding bowler winning many tournaments throughout the state.

Clara and Art began their traveling in earnest after they both retired. They were members of the Good Sam Dona Ana Peppers Travel Club, where Clara served as Historian, and she also served two years as the NM Southwest District Assistant State Director for Good Sam.

Clara was a life-long member or held positions in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (Post # 10124), and both Peace and Trinity Lutheran Church in Las Cruces.

In 2010, Clara wrote a book of some of her memories growing up. The book, "As Bob Would Say, 'Thanks for the Memories'", was published in 2011. She'd planned to write a second book, but failing health precluded it.

Clara is survived by her children: Wayne Hoffer and his wife, Debra, of Santa Rosa, CA; Peggy Hoffer of Las Cruces and Cynthia (Hoffer) Lynch and her husband, Gary, of Ruidoso. She also is survived by her grandchildren (Jacqueline (Hoffer) and Floyd's children) Tuesday Smith; Candice, and her husband Bryan, Leinart and Lance Smith and (Wayne and Debra's children) Elizabeth-Rose Kordes; Rebecca, and her husband Christopher, Whitman and Andrew Hoffer. Her great grandchildren include Tuesday's children, Adalia and Jalen; Candice's children, Payton, Landrie and Dax; and Rebecca's children, Harrison and August.

Clara is also survived by three in-laws (Ida Adam (Roscoe, SD) and Mervin and Lorraine Hoffer, Coon Rapids, MN); some cousins and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceding her in death are Arthur, her husband of 57 years; her youngest daughter, Jacqueline, and her husband, Floyd Smith; her parents and all of her brothers and sisters and remaining in-laws; as well as, most of her cousins and some nephews and nieces.

The Memorial Service for Clara will be held on June 3, Friday, beginning at 1000, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri, Las Cruces. Immediately after the service, attendees may proceed to Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at 5140 W. Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, for burial. All are welcome to participate. Then attendees may return to Peace Lutheran for refreshments, and again, all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Peace Lutheran Church or your favorite animal rescue or veterans' organization in Memory of Clara M. Hoffer.

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3/22/2016

Mary Anne (Wages) Firnekas

December 19, 1926 - March 22, 2016

Born in Kaycee, Wyoming on December 19, 1926. Died in Glendale, Arizona on March 22, 2016. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Elser of Phoenix, Arizona and Sandra Beissner of Rathdrum, Idaho; two grandsons, Michael Elser of Glendale, Arizona and Brian Elser of Phoenix, Arizona; two granddaughters, Michele Osburn of Talala, Oklahoma and Bobbee Poplawski of Ephrata, Washington; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay Firnekas, her parents George and Ethel Wages, her sister Georgia (Wages) Hart and two brothers Clint and Jean Wages.

Mary Anne graduated from Johnson County High School, attended the University of Wyoming and Western Union School in Santa Cruz, Ca.

She worked as a telephone operator in several cities and ended her operator career in Igloo, SD. While in South Dakota, she became a Civil Service employee with the Department of the Army and Department of Defense, and completed 16 years of federal service. Upon retiring, she continued to work in the private sector until 1991.

In 1974, Jay and Mary Anne moved to Rogers, Arkansas, living for nine years before moving to Arizona in 1983. They lived in Sierra Vista for 14 years, Benson for 10 years and finally Glendale.

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6/14/2016

Aaron Sidney Hoar

June 28, 1936 - June 14, 2016

A celebration of life for Aaron Sidney "Sid" Hoar of Crawford, NE will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Christ Community Church in Crawford, NE.

memorial has been established, and donations may be sent to the Crawford Rescue Unit or Crawford Fire Department.

Sid, the only child of Aaron and Mildred Kinser Hoar, was born on June 28, 1936 in Edgemont, SD. He went to be with Jesus on June 14, 2016, just two weeks short of his 80th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary.

Sid lived most of his life in Crawford, NE. He attended and graduated from high school in Igloo, SD. After graduation, he attended Chadron State College, graduating with a teaching degree in Industrial Arts and Driver's Education.

On June 28, 1957, he married the love of his life, Carol Darlene Hughes of Crawford, NE. To this union, two daughters were born, Cathy and Jeanne.

He worked in the grocery business his whole life.

Sid loved bowling, playing cards, and watching rodeos, especially the bull riding. His favorite sports teams were the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and, of course, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He especially liked watching his grandchildren play sports for the Crawford Rams team.

Sid had a sense of humor, and anyone who knew him got a taste of his teasing. He was a man of few words, a wonderful listener, and his undeniable understanding of faith and love for Jesus was quietly expressed to his family.

On June 14, 2016, Sid took his final breath of earthly air, threw off the confines of his oxygen tank and tangling hoses, and breathed in the life-giving air of heaven for the first time. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him. As his grandson so aptly expressed, "We'll see you later!"

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6/17/2016

Ray Otto Eck

June 19, 1943 - June 17, 2016

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Ray's memory.

Ray Eck, 72, Sioux Falls, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Palisades Manor in Garretson, SD.

Family Visitation and Memorial Services will be at Church at the Gate, Sioux Falls, SD. The visitation will begin at 4:30pm, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The Memorial services will begin at 7:05pm sharp. Private family committal will be in East Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery, rural Balitc, SD, on Wednesday June 22, 2016.

Ray O. Eck was born in Webster, SD on June 19, 1943, to Benedict and Crystal (Hutchins) Eck. He lived in Waubay, SD until 1945, when his family moved to Aberdeen, SD. In 1954 they moved to Igloo, SD. Ray graduated from Provo High School on 1961. He stayed in Igloo as a police officer for the ammunition dump. He attended technical school for T.V repair. He moved to California for a short time and served as a forest firefighter. In 1965 he owned and operated a soda fountain. In 1966, Ray married Thelma Coy and had two sons, Lynn and Terry. In March of 1974, he married Sharon Brende. They had one son, Jon. Ray worked for Tri-State Electric, Pam Oil, American Western, Carlisle Plastics, Get'N' Go, and The Gas Stop.

Ray enjoyed playing softball, baseball, umpiring, bowling, golfing, fishing, calling bingo. He played softball as recently as 5 years ago, when he pitched the entire season for his son Jon's church softball team. After retiring, Ray enjoyed playing dominos and pitch. He also loved calling bingo and playing bingo at the VFW in Sioux Falls. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren, "the twins" Nolan and Tenley, play softball and soccer. Ray's health began declining in 2015. In July 2015, he became a resident of Palisades Healthcare in Garretson, SD.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Sharon (Brende) Eck, Sioux Falls; three sons, Jon (Jodi) Eck, Sioux Falls, Terry (Lynnette) Eck, Sioux Falls, and Lynn Eck, Sioux Falls; two step-daughters, Sue (Ron) Hood, Sioux Falls, and Lisa (Greg) Christenson, Brant Lake, SD; four grandchildren, Justin, Jereme, Nolan, and Tenley; and many cousins and close friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Benedict and Crystal (Hutchins) Eck.

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8/1/2016

Ronald Duane Hagen

May 21, 1932 - August 1, 2016

Ronald Duane Hagen, 84, of Stoughton, Wisconsin, formerly of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison following surgery. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Savanna with Pastor Dan Foelske officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:30, prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 Third Street, Savanna, IL 61074 or the American Heart Association in Ron's memory.

Ron was born May 21, 1932 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the son of Alfred Christ Hagen and Hilda Delores (Sorlie) Hagen. Ron Married Lois Elaine Wieman on September 9, 1950 at the Lutheran Church in Igloo, S.D. Lois died on July 27, 2008 in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Ron was a long-time resident of Savanna, Illinois. Ron worked for the Department of Defense for 36 years and taught at the ammunition school at the Savanna Army Depot for many years. Ron and his wife owned and operated Palisades Golf Course for more than 34 years from 1961 to 1995.

Ron was an active member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Savanna where he served on the church council, the estate committee and was instrumental in working with the congregation and contractors to complete the church addition.

Ron is survived by three children: Susan (Jeffrey) Clark, John (Marsha) Hagen, Connie Hagen (Bill Lamm) and a son-in-law, Hal Sutter. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren: James (Erin) Clark, Rachel Clark (Eric Anderson), Christine (Travis) Stannard, Joshua (Oneida) Hagen, Morgan (Megan) Hagen, Taylor, Sloane and Steffan Hagen, Andrew (Rachael) Sutter, Hannah Sutter, Andrea (Matt) Hess, Julie (Buddy) Burton and Steve Lamm; ten great grandchildren Mikayla, Rian, Connor, Bernadette, Clementine, Emmanuelle, Rebekah, Isaac, Amy and Matthew; his sister-in-law, Marilyn Wieman; and two nephews, James (Angel) Wieman and Jonathan (Jessica) Wieman.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Hagen, his parents, Alfred and Hilda Hagen, his daughter, Kathleen Marie Hagen Sutter and his brother-in-law, James Wieman.

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8/25/2016

Richard Norman Selle

March 17, 1930 - August 25, 2016

Richard "Dick" Selle, 86, of Loveland, passed away August 25, 2016 at his home. Dick was born to Al and Ollie (Norman) Selle on March 17, 1930 in Miles City, Montana. At the age of 3, the family moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota where he attended schools. He played the saxophone in The John Cacavas Orchestra out of high school. Dick married Nancy Guhin on November 23, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dick attended Northern University, Aberdeen for a year and then joined the U.S. Navy March 26, 1951 and was Honorably Discharged on March 17, 1955. Upon returning to Aberdeen, he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Business at Northern University. He also worked for the Department of Defense in the finance and accounting department. Dick worked at Black Hills Storage Depot in Igloo, South Dakota, Rock Island Arsenal in Bettendorf, Iowa, Jefferson Proving Grounds in Madison, Indiana and the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Chicago Heights, Illinois. In 1982, after Dick retired, he and Nancy moved to Colorado and he returned to work, working at Rocky Flats.

His passion for life was his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh, even near the end of his life.

Dick is survived by his wife Nancy; three daughters Pamela Selle Bard (Richard) of Evergreen; Carolyn J. Guernsey (Jerry) of Loveland and Julie A. Gualtieri of Templeton, California; two sons Norman C. Selle (Daysi) of Edwards and Jim E. Selle (Melinda) of Greeley; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents and a sister Patricia Miller.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Evergreen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice or Loveland Good Samaritan Society or LAM Foundation in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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9/2/2016

Russell Petty (Underhill)

Mar. 6, 1947 - Sept. 2, 2016

Russell Petty, 69, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 3900 S. Fairhall Avenue, Sioux Falls The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home - Westside Chapel, 6200 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls.

Russell Petty was born March 6, 1947 in Igloo, SD to Raymond and C. Jean (Worlding) Underhill. When Russ was 4 years old, his parents divorced and a year later his mother married Darrell Petty and the family moved to Newcastle, Wyoming. Darrell was not able to legally adopt Russ, but Russ considered Darrell his father in every aspect and eventually he legally changed his name to Petty.

Russ joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1964 while he was still in high school with his parents permission. Russ graduated from Newcastle High School on May 27, 1965 and left for Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri that evening.

After basic training, Russ moved to Denver, Colorado to attend the Denver Automotive Institute. While attending school, he met Ella Ann Hagin on a blind date and they both knew they were meant to be together. Russ graduated from DAI on September 9, 1966 and Russ and Ella were married on September 10, 1966 in Westminster, Colorado.

To this union three sons were born: Brian Duane (Jennifer Corbin) of Gretna, NE, Mark Earl of Thermopolis, WY, and Timothy J. (Roxanne Stewart) of Sioux Falls, SD.

Russ is survived by his wife, Ella, his three sons, eleven grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his father, Darrell Petty, two brothers, Dale (Barbara) Petty of Thermopolis, WY and Scott Petty of Gillette, WY, two sisters, Deborah Petty of Gillette, WY and Sandra Petty of Thermopolis, WY, and several nieces and nephews.

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9/5/2016

Margrit Biever Mondavi

August 2, 1925 - Sept. 5, 2016

NAPA, Calif. - Margrit Biever Mondavi, the widow of the California wine pioneer Robert G. Mondavi and for many decades his company's cultural affairs director, died at her home here on Friday. She was 91.

The cause was cancer, said Keith Roberts, her son-in-law.

The Mondavis were among the producers who helped turn the agricultural Napa Valley area, northeast of San Francisco, into a world-renowned wine region. "She and her husband invented the modern wine business in California, and the United States," Mr. Roberts said.

Ms. Mondavi, an accomplished painter, was the Robert Mondavi Winery's vice president of cultural affairs and, the winery said in a statement, worked to combine wine with fine art, music and food by creating "a showplace for painters, sculptors, photographers, jazz and classical musicians, and the great chefs and winemakers of the world."

She founded the winery's Summer Music Festival in 1969 as a benefit for the local symphony. Performers who have appeared at the festival over the years include Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte and Tony Bennett. A winter classical music series was begun in 1984 to benefit local music organizations.

Ms. Mondavi also introduced cooking classes at the winery, which evolved into a "Great Chefs" series, and curated its art exhibitions.

She continued to work for the Robert Mondavi Winery after it was sold to Constellation Brands in 2004.

Margrit Kellenberger was born in Appenzell, Switzerland, on Aug. 2, 1925. She and her first husband, Philip Biever, a captain in the United States Army, moved to the Napa Valley in 1960, and she went to work at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1967, a year after it was founded.

She married Robert Mondavi in 1980, after both their marriages ended in divorce. Mr. Mondavi died in 2008.

Ms. Mondavi is survived by two daughters, Annie Roberts, with whom she wrote the 2003 book "Annie and Margrit: Recipes and Stories From the Robert Mondavi Kitchen," and Phoebe Holbrook; a son, Philip Biever; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

(Margrit was the Swiss bride of Capt. Philip Biever and their first assignment stateside was Black Hills Ordnance Depot. They were at Igloo for two years including during the Blizzard of 49.)

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9/13/2016

Glen Amy

February 21, 1922 - Sept. 13, 2016

Glen O. Amy of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Rapid City, South Dakota was born on February 21, 1922 in Watertown, South Dakota to the union of George and Matilda (Kraus) Amy and left from this life on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 94.

Glen retired as a Civil Service Employee, having worked as a Foreman for the Department of the U.S. Army in Igloo, South Dakota. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army-Air Corps during WW II. He was a member of the Watertown First United Methodist Church in Watertown, South Dakota and attended the Cuba United Methodist Church. He enjoyed living in the Black Hills of South Dakota, working outside in his garden, golfing and traveling with the Go Club of Peoples Bank.

Glen is preceded in death by his parents George and Matilda (Kraus) Amy; wife Helen S. (Finn) Amy; one son Donald Lee Thompson; two brothers Merle "Ace" and Donald Amy.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his daughter Jerry Ann and husband Donald Chrisco of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers Warren and Alvin "Turk" Amy both of Watertown, South Dakota; one sister Gladys Amy of Watertown, South Dakota; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

Graveside service with full military honors will be held (Date and Time pending) at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.

The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving Glen's family.

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12/1/2016

James Muhm

February 17, 1937 - Dec. 1, 2016

James was a resident of Hot Springs, South Dakota at the time of his passing.

He spent his youth at Igloo Black Hills Ordnance Depot and attended school there and where he graduated as an honor student.

He joined the United States Air Force.

He was married to Marion.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 6 2016 at Chamberlain McColley's Funeral Home in Hot Springs with John Simon and Chris Swenson officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday December 6 2016 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Military Honors by the United States Air Force and Sturgis Veterans Honor Guards.

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12/23/2016

JoAnn F. Campione Schulz

October 22, 1939 - Dec. 23, 2016

JoAnn Faye Schulz Campione died December 23, 2016 due to complications from heart disease. She was 77 years old. JoAnn Campione was born October 22,1939 in Richardton, North Dakota to her parents, Joe and Eleanor Amann Schulz. She was raised at Black Hills Ordinance Depot, South Dakota where she acquired many lifelong friends.

JoAnn married Charles S. Campione in 1963 and they were married 53 years. The Campiones traveled the world while he pursued his civil servant career. Upon retirement they moved to the beautiful coastline city of Florence, Oregon.

From their home base, they took innumerable cruise ships around the world. JoAnn was a devoted animal lover and always had at least one "mutt" by her side. In Oregon, she created a feeding station outside her kitchen window. Charlie regularly reminded her that they live in 'bear country' so let's not encourage them. She had a passion for gardening especially her violets. She was also an avid reader and loved to take long walks along the ocean shoreline.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie, her daughter and son-in- law, Tracy and Gary Mock of Minneapolis; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Candice Campione of Yelm, Washington; brother Bigsby Schulz; a grandson Troy Mock and a niece Lisa Schulz. Funeral services will be private.

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 1, 2017

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12/27/2016

Ingrid J. Burke

- Dec. 27, 2016

Ingrid J. Burke, 98, Rapid City, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Clarkson Health Care Facility.

Visitation from 10:00-11:00 Friday, December 30, 2016 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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