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Joseph Michael Murray; 1883 - 1950
Dore Ermal Newlin; 1898 - 1951
Ethyl V. Carr; - 1952
Lillian Morehouse; 1895 - 1952
Herbert Arthur Fransen; 1907 - 1952
Fred Lee 'Stub' Ackley; 1878 - 1952
Leonard J. Wright; - 1952
Peter H. Rostad; - 1952
Frankie M. Carns; 1907 - 1952
Edith Hoehne; 1902 - 1952
Oscar F. Mueller; 1898 - 1952
Rollie Jones; 1933 - 1952
William P. Bergen; 1931 - 1952
Thomas U. Redmond; 1881 - 1953
Lewis C. Hewitt; - 1953
Burt L. Huntley; - 1953
Frank C. Buff; - 1953
John E. White Eyes; - 1953
Charles Eastman Jr.; 1932 - 1953
David E. Reeves; - 1953
Chester A. Anderson; - 1953
Paul F. Foss; 1887 - 1953
Richard G. Franklin; 1908 - 1953
Elmer E. Simpson; 1902 - 1953
Oscar L. Anderson; 1896 - 1953
William J. Hanken; 1890 - 1953
Paul L. Goreham; 1900 - 1953
Marie Amelia Simpson; 1901 - 1954

Victor G. Marrs; - 1960
Harry Cook; - 1961
Ernest Jonas; - 1961
Alfred Glassley; - 1961
Selmer A. Skaar; 1890 - 1961
Effie March; 1893 - 1961
Jean E. Sinclair; 1926 - 1961
Howard "Skip" Zink, Sr.; 1909 - 1961
Arthur L. Sylvester; 1899 - 1961
William H. Grubbs; 1918 - 1962

Lloyd L. Torkelson; 1903 - 1978

Christina M. Hajek; 1893 - 1979

Duane A. Bauer; 1915 - 1982

Frank Vermillion Sr.; 1916 - 1983
Goldie Holsworth; 1899 - 1983
William Caylor; 1892 - 1983
Minnie Russell; 1897 - 1983
Bessie S. Clarke; 1883 - 1983
Vernon E. Ashmore; 1915 - 1983
Margaret Johnson; 1923 - 1983
Clarence C. Calland; 1909 - 1983
Adelaide M. Ward; 1899 - 1983
Michael T. Martinez - Rieper; 1909 - 1988

LeRoy 'Red' Holst; - 1992
Bernard H. Boltz; 1920 - 1993
Col. William C. Wine; 19?? - 1997
Philbert Montileaux; 1939 - 1998
Helen S. Amy; 1913 - 1998
LeRoy Bad Wound; 1927 - 1998
Francis F. Finkle; 1916 - 1998

Edward Jerome (Jerry) Biever; - 2000
Tom J. Goreman, Jr.; 1934 - 2000
Ruth M. Bohart; 1916 - 2002
Lillian R. Boltz; 1921 - 2002
Paul Eugene Lippman; 1931 - 2004
Lowell Wells Jerred; 1916 - 2004
Viola Ellen Mills; 1909 - 2004
Darrell L. Wilhelm; 1935 - 2004
Vera C. Beckfield; 1917 - 2004
Dagny J. Bauer; 1912 - 2005

3/31/1950

Joseph Michael Murray

Requiem Mass was read for Joseph Michael Murray, 66, Monday morning at 9 at the Igloo Post Chapel, with the Rev. Father Wm. Disken officiating.

Rosary was said at McColley mortuary in Edgemont both Saturday and Sunday night.

The deceased was one of the explosion victims at Igloo Friday morning. He had been employed at Igloo for the past several years, coming here from Parkston in 1942. He was born at Cascade, Iowa, September 6, 1883. He spent most of his early life in Iowa, coming to South Dakota in 1919.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Murray; five sons, Major Gerald Murray, Eustis Fort, Virginia, Paul and Donald Murray, Alexandria, S. D., Edward Murray, Igloo and Sgt. Robert Murray, Mitchel AFB, N. York, and one daughter, Shirley Mae, Igloo; his mother Mrs. Elizabeth Murray of Dubuque, Iowa, five sisters, Mrs. Agnes Worner, New Orleans, La., Mrs. Anna Kingsley, Dubuque, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Dolan, Dubuque, Iowa, Mrs. Margaret Holmes, Mason City, Iowa, Mrs. Josephine Kingsley, Waterloo, Iowa; two brothers, John Murray, Dubuque, Iowa and Leo Murray, Plymouth, Iowa, also surviving are eight granddaughters and two grandsons. One son, George R. Murray was killed in action in World War II.

Pallbearers were Russel Bohart, John Ryan, Odean Olson, Micheal Dowd, Andrew Woytassek and William Hankin.

The body was taken to Alexandria, S. Dak., where services will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Alexandria.


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Dec. 1951

Dore Ermal Newlin

Dore Ermal Newlin was born October 17, 1898, at Oblong, Illinois. He was one of nine children born to Walter and Samira Newlin.

At the age of ten years he was united by baptism to the First Christian Church of Pleasant Valley near Oblong, later placing his membership with the First Baptist Church at Rapid City, South Dakota.

When he was fourteen years of age, he moved with his parents to Pierre, South Dakota, where they lived nearly two years. They then moved to Wendts, South Dakota, where he lived until his enlistment in the Army in 1917. He served in France, with Battery E, 147th Field Artillery until his return to the states in 1919. On Sept 4, 1920, he married Emma Williams and four sons were born to them. Duane, resident of Denver, Colorado, Darrell of Igloo, Dale of Newcastle, Wyoming, and Douglas, stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Del Mar, Oceanside, California.

The Newlin family lived in Rapid City for several years where Dore was employed by the Black Hills Wholesale Grocery Co. In November of 1942 he came to the Black Hills Ordnance Depot where he remained until his death.

Surviving besides his wife and sons are four grandchildren and four brothers, William of Oblong, Illinois, Roy of Assumption, Illinois, Otis of Decatur, Illinois, and Harvey of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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Jan 31. 1952

Ethyl V. Carr

Mrs. Ethyl V. Carr, wife of Charles W Carr. passed away at the Lutheran Hospital, in Hot Springs, S. D., at 2:05 a. m., Thursday, Jan 31, 1952. Her death was attributed to complications as she had been ill several months.

Mrs. Carr was well known to residents of the Post, the family having lived here during previous employment of Mr. Carr.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be at Lusk, Wyo. Mrs. Carr is survived by the husband who is presently employed in the Storage Division.


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Feb. 15. 1952

Lillian Morehouse

Mrs. Lillian Morehouse was born February 3, 1895, at Peoria, Ill., of George and Lucy Sprague.

She grew to adulthood and graduated from High School at Lincoln, Nebr. She was married Feb. 3, 1919, to Clinton C. Morehouse at Des Moines, Ia., and lived in Nebraska until nine years ago when she moved with her husband and family to Wyoming and then to Igloo.

She passed away the morning of Feb. 15, 1952 at the Sisters Hospital in Hot Springs. Funeral services were held in the Congregational church at Lusk, Wyo. and interment was at the Lusk cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Clinton C. Morehouse; four children, Mrs. Georgine Lee, Riverton, Wyo., Mrs. Bette Schorenberg, Lusk, Wyo., Clinton, Jr. and Sally, Igloo, S. Dak; a brother, Harry Sprague, Los Angeles, Calif,; and a sister, Mrs. Maxon McQuarrie, Blair, Nebr. Preceding here in death was a son, Larry, age 6, and a daughter, Patricia, age 16.

She was active in club work at Lusk, Wyo., and a member of the DAR. She was employed at Black Hills Ordnance Depot as an ammunition renovator from November, 1951, until her death.


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March 17, 1952

Hebert A. Fransen

Hebert A. Fransen, age 44, an employee of Renovation Branch, expired suddenly at home about 4 p.m. Monday. Death was attributed to a coronary heart attack. He had complained of illness during the morning while at work and was taken home.

Mr. Fransen came to the Depot from Summit, S. D. in Nov. 1944 and worked in the Storage Division until June 1946. His excellent work performance had earned a promotion to foreman of Munitions handlers.

From 1946 to April 1948 was absent at Summit. He then again hired in at BHOD and at the time of his death was an explosives operator.

Funeral services were held at the Post Chapel Wednesday with Rev. Rosenau officiating. Burial was at Summit.

Survivors are his wife, Edna, two children, Mary Lee 7 and Martin Leo 5, his father-in-law, one sister, and two brothers.

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Herbert Arthur Fransen was born near Summit, on the 3rd of September, 1907. He lived in that viciniy for the greater part of his life, with the exception of a year spent in California and his years here at Igloo.

He was united in marriage with Edna Gladys Pederson on Dec. 6, 1942 in California.

He passed away suddenly in his home here on Monday, March 17th.

He was a loving husband and a dear father and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


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April 1952

Fred Lee 'Stub' Ackley

The Igloo community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of one of its oldest citizens, both in age and point of service, about 10:30 Wednesday night. Fred Lee Ackley, popularly knon as "Stub", was stricken earlier in the evening and rushed to the Army Hospital. He was being transferred by Army ambulance to Hot Springs and expired enroute.

Mr. Ackley was an employee in General Supply Branch, serving as a box-maker. He had been employed at Black Hills Ordnance Depot since January 23, 1943.

He was born in New Hamton, Iowa on October 6, 1878. Survivors include his wife, Mary Susan, and two sons, Lyle and Clayton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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July 1952

Leonard J. Wright

Leonard J. Wright, employed at Black Hills Ordnance Depot was killed instantly in a head-on collision early Saturday evening when the vehicle he was driving crashed into an on-coming truck. Riding with him was Miss Darlyne Fielders, daughter of Francis Fielders, Farm Agent of Porcupine, S. Dak. The accident occurred on Nebraska state highway 27, as the couple traveled toward Gordon, Neb.

The 19 year old youth had been employed in the Ammunition Branch, Storage Division, since June 3, 1952. At Igloo he lived with his uncle, Mr. Joshua Fire Thunder.


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Sept. 1952

Peter H. Rostad

Peter H. Rostad, carpenter at the Post Engineers, passed away at the Sister's Hospital in Hot Springs Tuesday morning.

Mr. Rostad was hired in January, 1945, as a car bracer and transferred to the Post Engineers as a carpenter in April of that year and has been employed there steadily since.

He was commended for notable accuracy and marked enthusiasm in his work by the Commanding Officer during WWII.

Funeral services will be conducted this morning (Friday) at the Post Chapel at 9:30 and internment will be in the National Cemetery at Sturgis, S. Dak.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche, two daughters, Rita and Joan and one son, Lyle.


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Sept. 24, 1952

Frankie Mansfield Carns

Frankie Mansfield Carns was born at Elm Creek, Nebr., October 13, 1907 and passed away September 24, 1952. He lost his mother at about the age of nine while living a Creston, Iowa and then his father moved his family to Gordon, Nebr. where Frank grew to manhood. His father passed away while Frank was in his teens. On November 26, 1931 he was married to Mabel Wegner of Gordon and to this union five children were born. One infant daughter preceded him in death. After farming for several years near Denby, S. Dak., they moved to Crawford, Nebr., where Frank worked at various jobs. In January of 1949 they moved to Igloo where they lived until his untimely drowning in the waters of Angostura, near Hot Springs. Besides a host of friends and relatives, he leaves to mourn his passing one brother, Fay of Fontana, Calif., two sisters, Nora Blondeau of Portland, Oregon and Opal Sears of Long Beach, Calif., his wife, two sons, John and Frankie and two daugthters, Shirley Ann and Mrs. Frances Holn and one grandson, Claude.

Carns has been an employye at BHOD since February 7, 1949, with the Demilitarization Branch of the Storage Division.


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Sept. 26, 1952

Edith Hoehne

Edith Johnna Katherine Horst was born in Butte, Nebraska on November 14, 1902. She lived in Boyd County during the first sixteen years of her life. The family then moved to Sutton, Nebraska.

In 1920 she made her home in Mission, South Dakota. Here she was confirmed in th Zion Lutheran Church in 1927. On January 1, 1929, she and George Hoehne were united in marriage. To this union seven children were born. Three boys died in infancy.

With her family she moved to Piedmont, South Dakota in 1934 and resided there until 1944, and since that ime the family has made its home in Igloo, South Dakota where Mr. Hoehne has been employed.

After a long illness, Mrs. Hoehne passed away on Friday, September 26.

She is survived by her husband, George; three daughters, Ellen McKnignt, Florence March and Wanda Hoehne; one son; Gilbert; two sisters, Mrs. Clem McCloskey, Igloo, and Mrs. Lydia Knittel of Mission; five brothers, William Horst, Butte, Nebraska; August, Mission; Ed, Herrick; Fred, Salem, Oregon; Herman, Delmont, South Dakota; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the Post Chapel Igloo on Monday September 29, at 2:00 p.m. and at Mission on Tuesday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. Internment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mission, South Dakota.


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Dec. 1952

Oscar F. Mueller

Oscar F. Mueller, maintenance employee on the railroad section crew of the Post Engineers, expired suddenly shortly after returning to work Tuesday noon. Apparently he was a victim of a heart ailment although details could not be learned immediately.

Mr. Mueller was a resident of Hot Springs and leaves the widow, Mrs. Erna Katherine Mueller, two sons and a daughter as survivors. He was born in Milwakee, Wisconsin January 8, 1898. During WWI he served in the U.S. Navy from May 1918 to September 1921 as Hospital Apprentice Second Class.

Working at various jobs in the interim, he came to BHOD 22 September 1952 from the Sisters' Hospital at Hot Springs where he served as maintenance man. He was assigned to the Post Engineers as a section-hand and had served in that capacity since his employment.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the time of this writing.


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Dec. 6, 1952

Rollie Jones

An automobile accident two miles east of Minnekahta claimed the life of one Igloo resident and hospitalized two others, with serious injuries late Friday night.

Dead is Rollie Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Jones, Sr., and a member of the Armed Forces. In the hospital are Dick Turnquist and Ed Guthmiller. Full extent of their injuries have not been revealed but latest reports show Turnquist as improving and Guthmiller as holding his own at the Battle Mountain Veterans hospital.

A fourth occupant of the car, Jimmie Jones, who is of no relation to the dead boy, escaped with minor injuries and was released from the hospital a few hours after the accident.

Turnquist, also a serviceman, and Jones were home on furlough. The group was enroute to Hot Springs when Guthmiller, owner and driver of the car, lost control and the vehicle rolled over several times. The late model Mercury was a total loss.

Funeral services for the Jones boy were held Wednesday at 11:00 o'clock at Igloo. Services were also conducted at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis at 3:00 in the afternoon with burial being there.

Survivors, besides the parents, are two brothers, Harley, jr., of the Armed Forces, and Stanley, at home; a sister, at home; and two half sisters, Ruth of Montana and Virginia of Idaho

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Rollie R. Jones

Pvt. Rollie R. Jones was born May 30, 1933, at Hot Springs and departed this life December 6, 1952.

He was the son of Mrs. Mildred B. Jones of Igloo, and Harley L. Jones of Hot Springs.

He spent the early years of his life at Deadwood and Hill City and moved to Igloo in 1945. He attended school for one year at Thompson Falls, Montana, where he was active in school athletics. In February, 1952, he enlisted in the 101'st Airbourne Division of the U. S. Army and received his basic training at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., after which he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was stationed at the time of his death. His death came as the result of an auto accident while home on furlough visiting his family.

Mourning his passing are his mother and father; two brothers, Pfc. Harley D. Jones, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Stanley T. Jones, Igloo; and three sisters, Hattie Jones, Igloo, Mrs. Ruth Widner, Thompson Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Virginia Shoop, Silverton, Idaho.

Funeral services were conducted from the Post Chapel at Black Hills Ordnance Depot at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 10, and burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.


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Dec. 10, 1952

William P. Bergen

William P. Bergen, 21-year-old Black Hills Ordnance Depot employee, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 10, at the Sisters' Hospital in Hot Springs following a two week's illness of pneumonia.

Bergen had been employeed at BHOD since July 13, 1950, as a fork-lift operator in the labor and equipment branch of Storage Division. He was one of the first employees hired at the depot after the Korean War broke out.

Bergen was born June 9, 1931, and is survived by his wife and a small child who live at Edgemont.


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Jan. 1953

Thomas U. Redmond

Funeral services for Thomas U. Redmond who died last Thursday, were held 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the McColley Funeral home in Edgemont. He had been employed here since November 1942. At the time of his death he was a stationary boiler fireman.

Mr. Redmond was to have retired from the Federal Service 28 February 1953 after a total of 15 years of service here and with the Post Office Department.

Because of his devotion to duty during the Blizzard of 1949, he was commended by the Commanding Officer for remaining constantly at his duty post without rest on January 3, 4 and 5.

Surviving are two sons, John of Gary, Indiana and Scharrell of Ogden, Utah. He was preceded in death by his wife and one son. Five grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters also survive.

Mr. Redmond was born April 29, 1881, in Sibley, Iowa. He married Mildred Riley, February 26, 1911, and she died May 20, 1951. He had made his home in Igloo for the last ten years. His body was taken to Ogden for burial.


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Mar. 10, 1953

Lewis C. Hewitt

After ten years of service at Black Hills Ordnance Depot, death came to Lewis C. Hewitt, water plant operator. Mr. Hewitt succumbed to a stroke at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.

Leaving to mourn his passing were his wife, Mrs. Marie Hewitt, two daughters, Mrs. Jane George, Alhambr, Calif., and Mrs. Billie Baker, Denver, Colo. Also surviving are five step-children, Frank E. Barham, Northport, Va., Mrs Ruth Thompson, Butte, Mont., Mrs. Hazel Collins, Saco, Mont., Mrs. Rose Marie Kitchel, Butte, Mont., and Fred Barham of Inglewood, Calif.

Mr. Hewitt and his family came to Igloo in 1943 from Sheridan, Wyoming, and have lived here since. He has worked at the water plant since October, 1944, prior to which time he was with the Heating Section.

Funeral arrangements have been made by the McColley Funeral Home at Edgemont and will be conducted from the BHOD Chapel at 2:00 p.m. today (Friday).


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Mar. 10, 1953

Burt L. Huntley

Burt L. Huntley, long time Federal employee, died at Lusk, Wyo., June 4 following two week's hospitalization.

Huntley began his Civil Service career at Fort Robinson, Nebraska in November of 1942. Following a reduction in force there, he was hired as stationary boiler fireman at BHOD in July of 1947. More recently he worked as a Maintenance laborer with the Roads and Grounds Section at the Post Engineers.

Funeral services and interment were at Crawford, Nebraska, Saturday, June 6.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie Blanche Huntley; daughter, Norma Sue; and Russell L. Trowbridge, a nephew of Mrs. Huntley's who has lived with them since infancy.


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June 17, 1953

Frank C. Buff

Frank C. Buff, employee of the Storage Division, passed away at Hot Springs, at 2:00 p.m., June 17th. Mr. Buff was hired here in March 1952 as an Ammunition Renovator and was later promoted to Set-Up Supplier. He was forty five years of age at the time of his death.

His survivors are his wife, Ina Buff of Igloo; his mother, Mrs. Anna Buff of Beggs, Oklahoma; Two brothers and three sisters, Mr. C. C. Buff of Beggs, Okla., Mr. Clarence Buff, Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Genevieve Saddler of Brodwick, Calif., Mrs. Cora Gladers of Muskagee, Okla., and Mrs. Ella Mae Daniels of Holdenville, Okla.

He was interned at Beggs, Okla.


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July 10, 1953

John E. White Eyes

John E. White Eyes, long time Depot employee, died at the Hot Springs Veterans Hospital July 10th. His death at age 54 years, followed after a brief illness caused by a stroke.

Mr. White Eyes was employed here as a Blocker and Bracer in the Labor and Equipment Division. His work history dates back to March 1944 and with the exception of one month, has been continuous since that time.

For his outstanding work in March, 1950, following the explosion of an igloo magazine, he was commended by the Commanding Officer for his action during the rescue operation.


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July 18, 1953

Charles James Eastman Jr.

In Memory of U.S. Army Private Charles James Eastman, Jr., Rosebud, South Dakota, Todd County

July 14, 1932 - July 18, 1953. Killed in Action in Korea

Charles "Mickey" James Eastman, Jr. was born on July 14, 1932, at Rosebud, Todd County, South Dakota, to Charles, Sr. and Anna (Fast Bull) Eastman. He was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sican Gu Nation). His siblings were William "Billy Bumps," who went on to be a well-known area announcer, Charlene, Barbara, and Alvin. The Eastman side of the family was involved in ranching and rodeos. Charles attended schools at St. Francis. His mother died after childbirth at St. Francis in 1945; since Charles, Sr. was serving in the Navy during WW II, it took a year for him to return home to his children. During that time the Eastman grandparents, Rufus and Charlotte, raised the children. From 1947 until he was drafted, Charles and his father worked at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot at Igloo in Fall River County.

Charles entered active service on December 3, 1952, at Sioux Falls. Eastman went overseas in May of 1953 as part of the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. Private Charles James Eastman, Jr. was killed in action on July 18, 1953. His body was later returned to the United States and buried with military honors at the St. Francis Cemetery.

Among his awards were the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. Since he was registered with the draft board in Fall River County, Charles was classified as a casualty of Fall River County; however, he should be a casualty of Todd County, the county of his birth and burial.

He is currently survived by his brother, Alvin, and sister, Charlene.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen, teacher, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota. Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD veteran's bonus, the ABMC, SDNGM, and the Eastman family.


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July 1953

David E. Reeves

David E. Reeves 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Reeves, drowned last Saturday evening in a stock dam on the LeRoy Moore farm near Presho, S. Dak.

Employed as a harvest worker, David and two other youths sought escape from the heat about 6:00 o'clock Saturday. Getting beyond his depth and unable to swim well, David went down and his companions, likewise poor swimmers, were unable to save him.

Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hot Springs last Wednesday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m.

David's father is employed in the Custodial Unit of the Personnel Office and his mother is a teacher at the Provo School.


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Aug. 23, 1953

Chester A. Anderson

Chester A. Anderson of Igloo, who would have been 66 years old the twenty-sixth of this month, died at the Post Hospital on August 23. Burial services, with military rites, were conducted at Evergreen Cemetary, Hot Springs, at 2 p.m., August 26.

The former guard and warehouseman is survived by his wife, four children, Esther, Eunice, Clarence and Chester all living at home; Four step daughters, Mrs. Wilma Curl, Igloo; Mrs. Wanda Wendt, Rapid City; Mrs. Marie Wendt and Mrs. Marjorie Briggs, both of Hot Springs. Others mourning his loss are two brothers, Owen and Ted and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kuipers and Mrs. Ethel Gleason, nine grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Sept. 1953

Paul F. Foss

Funeral services were held at the Post Chapel on Monday for veteran depot employee, Paul F. Foss, with Monsignor Clarence N. Biever celebrant at the Requiem High Mass.

His death, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis, followed an illness dating from June of this year. Interment was at the Buffalo Gap Cemetery with the Edgemont Legion Post in charge of military rites. Pallbearers were Martin Funk, Russell Bohart, Victor Garvis, William Grubbs, Donald Thompson and Woodrow Hipsher.

Since Foss was first employed here as a Policeman in May 1942, he held positions as Explosive Operator, Bookkeeper, and Service Station Attendent.

Born in Marengo, Iowa, November 10, 1887, Foss came to South Dakota with his parents in 1906. He homesteaded southwest of Wall and operated newspapers at Wasta and Smithwick before taking over the Buffalo Gap Gazette, which he published from 1913 until 1938.

A charter member of the BHOD Kiwanis Club, he served for seven years as secretary-treasurer. Being civic-minded, he held a number of posts in the Buffalo Gap town government and was, as a publisher, active in early-day promotion of Angostura Dam.

Survivors include his widow and son Felix both of Igloo; brothers Frank of Buffalo Gap and Mark of Rapid City; and two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Ladd and Mrs. J. P. Davidson both of Denver.


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Sept. 27, 1953

Richard G. Franklin

Depot residents were shocked early this week to learn of the sudden death of Richard (Dick) G. Franklin who passed away suddenly at his home in Edgemont, September 27, 1953.

Franklin was engaged in the dry cleaning business here from April 1952, until his death. Previously he had been employed at the Post Engineers as a Property and Supply Clerk from January 1949, until his resignation to go into the dry cleaning business.

He was born September 2, 1908, in Muscatine, Iowa. He lived there and in Minnesota as a boy graduated from high school at Sleepy Eye, Minn. Later he graduated from Mankato Teachers College at Mankato, Minnesota. He taught school for four years in Minnesota and two years in South Dakota. In 1942, he moved to Igloo, and lived there until he entered the military service in April 1944. After being honorably discharged he returned to Igloo in April 1946.

During his residence here he was very active in community affairs and was a member of the local Kiwanis Club. He served as Club President in 1952.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Post Chapel by Rev. Robert R. Rosenau. Interment was at the Black Hills National cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.

Serving as pall-bearers were Royce Sepherd, Robert McMann, Kenneth Hertha, Frank Martinez, Ted Birdsall and Ed Hoel. Military rites were held at the grave.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife Ernestine, two daughters, Mary and Ruth, by a former marriage, three brothers, Paul, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Kenneth of Los Angeles, California, Roger, of Rapid City, S. Dak., and his father, C. E. Franklin of Braham, Minn. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eva Marie and his mother, Mrs. C. E. Franklin.


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Oct. 22, 1953

Elmer E. Simpson

An old time depot employee, popular Elmer E. (Tye) Simpson, passed away suddenly at his home here October 22, 1953. At the time of his death he was Assistant General Foreman of the Maintenance Branch. His employment dates from September 1942 when he was hired as a Garage Foreman. In 1945 he received a letter of commendation from the Depot Commander for his spirit of cooperativeness and earnest endeavor in helping the Depot accomplish its mission in the war effort.

Funeral services were held at Igloo, Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Sidney Peterson officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Jean Heer, soloist and Mrs. Mary Gene Helsel, organist.

Active pall bearers were Robert Hanson, Delbert Harbaugh, William Grubbs, William Kranz, Earl Larson and Russell Bohart.

Honory pall bearers were Henry Bens, Harry Cook, Mel Cox, Don Thompson, Leonard Penor and Albert Balliet.

Elmer Eugene Simpson was born August 3, 1902 at Hill City, South Dakota. He was one of nine children born to Thomas and Ida Simpson. As a small boy he moved with his parents to a ranch on Elk Creek, ten miles north of Rapid City, South Dakota, where he lived until 1918, leaving the ranch shortly after his mother's death. He moved back to Hill City where they lived until he and Maria Amelia Larson were married on October 16, 1922.

Three daughters and two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and survive: Mrs. Darrell Newlin, Igloo; Mrs. Marvin Williams, Igloo; Carol, residing at home with her mother; and Donald and Ronald, twin sons, serving in the U. S. Navy. Surviving besides his wife and children are three brothers, Major, Hill City; James, Casper, Wyo; Joseph, Hill City; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Cummings, Hill City; and six grandchildren.


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Oct. 29, 1953

Oscar L. Anderson

Oscar L.. "Spec" Anderson, Igloo policeman, passed away at the Station Hospital here October 29.

Anderson had been employed here continously as a policeman since September 1942. Prior to Federal employment he had worked for Tertling and Sons Construction Company, during the depot construction.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert H. Rosenau at the Post Chapel Monday morning. Interment was in Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis. Members of the local police force served as honor guard. Pall bearers were Joe Marsh, Dewey Allgood, Edward J. Leary, Chester Nafziger, Lewis E. Gukeison and William Holt.

Oscar L. Anderson was born in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, August 3, 1896. He was married to Edna Tonman of Chamberlain, South Dakota, November 14, 1942.

He is survived by his wife, two brothers, Edwin and Julius of Dell Rapids, and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Kimball of Grand Rapids, Mich.


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Dec. 5, 1953

William J. Hanken

Igloo residents were stunned to learn of the death of William J. Hanken Saturday morning, December 5th. He died following a stroke while driving his car on the Provo road.

Hanken was employed at Black Hills Ordnance Depot from 1942 and at the time of his death was working as a Dunnage Maker in the Labor and Equipment Branch of the Storage Divison.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in the Post Chapel at 10:00 a.m., with Father Diskin officiating at the requiem High Mass.

William John Hanken was born at Festina, Iowa, on September 18, 1890, to John and Anna Hanken. He resided in Iowa until 1910 when he came to South Dakota and settled near Timber Lake. His first wife passed away in 1920. There were two daughters born to this union, Mrs. Hilalry Ballin and Mrs. Irene Hoff, both of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

On October 23, 1923 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Lena Feist. To this union one son Roy was born who is now in the military service.

Left to mourn are his wife, Lena; four brothers, John of Castalia, Iowa, Toney, Oakland, California; Frank of Rapid City and Ed who lives in Orego; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Werher who lives in Oregon, Mrs. Ida Brockhamp, Sacramento, California and Sister M. Letitia, St Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; six step children, Martin Feist and Mrs. Laurence Sporer, Cody Wyoming, Mrs. Woodrow Remboldt, Hemet, California, and Mrs. Anna Mack and Toney Feist of Deadwood, South Dakota; eighteen grandchildren and step grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. He was preceeded in death by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Frank Brackhamp of Timber Lake, South Dakota.


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Dec. 6, 1953

Paul L. Goreham

Paul L. Goreham, Black Hills Ordnance depot employee, died Sunday morning, December 6, enroute to the U. S Army Hospital here. Goreham had been in declining health for several weeks.

The employee came to work at the depot in October 1551, and at the time of his death was a Processor in the General Supply Branch of the Storage Division.

Prior to working here he was self-employed in the drayage business at Langford, South Dakota.

Paul L. Goreham was born on August 27, 1900, at Wayne, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife Rose Goreham and eight children. His son Williard is now in the military service serving in Korea. His daughter Doris is now Mrs. Jerome Haywood who resides on the depot. His daughters, Alice, age 18, Wanda, nine, Luelal, 14 reside here as do his sons Donald, age 12, Richard 10, and Mike, six.


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Dec. 29, 1954

Marie Amelia Simpson

Marie Amelia Simpson was born April 30, 1901 near Hill City, South Dakota, and passed away at Igloo, South Dakota on December 29, 1954. She was one of six children born to Olaf and Carolina Larson. She lived with her parents near Hill City, S. Dak., for 16 years and then attended the Normal School at Spearfish, S. Dak., for two years. She left the Normal School in 1919 an entered Nurses Training at the Sisters Hospital in Hot Springs. At the age of 20 she returned to Hill City and there married Elmer Eugene Simpson on October 16, 1922. She moved with her family to the Black Hills Ordnance Depot in 1942 and was employed at the hospital as a cook at the time of her death.

Three daughters and two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Simson and survive. Mrs. Darrell Newlin, Mrs. Marvin Williams and Carrol Simpson residing in Igloo, and twin sons, Donald and Ronald, serving in the U. S. Navy. Surviving besides her children are sisters, Signa C. Pitts and Anna E. Ventling of Custer, Ruby E. Dickson of Sturgis, Christine J. Johnson of Ellensbur, Washington and a brother, Louis J. Larson of El Paso, Texas, and seven grandchildren. Prededing her in death was her husband. Elmer Eugene Simpson, who passed away at his home in Igloo on October 22, 1953.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Sidney Peterson were held Monday at the Post Chapel. Burial was in the Hill City Cemetery.


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1960

Victor G. Marrs

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, July 7, 1960, page 4, BHOD News Notes

Victor G. Marrs, water plant operator, passed away at the Post Hospital, shortly after completing his tour of duty at the water plant. Marrs transferred here from Ellsworth Air Force Base in January 1958.

He is survived by his wife and family who reside at Rapid City, SD.


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Jan. 27, 1961

Harry Cook

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, Feb. 2, 1961, page 1, Last Rites Held For Harry Cook

Funeral services for Harry Cook of Igloo were held at the Igloo Post Chapel Tuesday Jan. 31, with Rev. Elmer Whetbeck in charge of the service.

Cook was 65 at the time of his death and was a painter in the Transportation Department.

The songs "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" were sung by Mrs. Alice Schuler and Marion McMillin accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Harold Worthley.

Casket bearers were Marvin Williams, Leonard Penor, William Knodel, Howard Zink, Sr., William Mohr and Charles Ellis.

Honorary bearers were William Grubbs, Alfred Russell, Russell Bohart, Odean Olson, George Thompson and William Spence.

Burial was in Marion, SD, with arrangements by the McColley Funeral Home of Edgemont.

A memorial for the Heart Fund has been established in his name with Fred Schuler in charge.

Cook worked at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot for 17 years before his death which came suddenly at his home in Igloo Jan. 27.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for the past ten years.

Survivors include his wife Margaret and daughter Dorothy Kraemer of Minneapolis. Also surviving a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Schneck of Wilton Junction, Ia.


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Feb., 1961

Maynard H. Aderhold

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, Feb. 9, 1961, page 4, BHOD Comptroller "Von" Aderhold Dies Suddenly

One of Black Hills Ordnance Depot's top civilian employees, Comptroller Maynard H. Aderhold, died of a heart condition early Sunday morning in his quarters at the Depot. He was 48 years of age.

An employee at the Depot for over 8 years Aderhold had a total of 16 years of federal service.

Born at Lake Wilson, Minn., Oct. 18, 1912, Aderhold was a graduate of Concordia College and received his masters degree in education at the University of Minnesota.

He served with the armed forces in Italy during World War II and held the Purple Heart and infantry badge. Rosary was recited at the McColley Funeral Home in Edgemont Monday night and a requiem high mass held at the BHOD Chapel on Tuesday morning at 9:00.

Pall bearers were: Joseph Marsh, John Staley, Victor Garvis, Kilborn Hicks, Bernard Boltz and John Mutschler. Honorary pall bearers were: Commanding Officer Major Floyd M. Whipple, Major Leonard Thrasher, Capt. W. F. Belet, Capt. Robert Nellen, Capt. B. J. Stinebaugh, Capt. Jerome Kaufman, Russell J. Bohart, Gerner Olsen, George S. Hall, Harold Jones, Harold Fix, Carl W. Ottmann, Norman Smith, LeRoy Holst, Ralph Simons, Richard Selle and Donald Nelson.

He is survived by Mary, his wife; a daughter Antonia, a student at Drake University; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Aderhold of Pipestone, Minn., a brother Lloyd of Pipestone, a brother Richard in overseas service and two sisters, Ema Murry of Lincoln, Neb. and Alice Bauldhupt of Woodstock, Minn. Internment was at Ft. Snelling, Minn.


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April, 1961

Ernest Jonas

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, April 13, 1961, page 1, Elderly Man Asphyxiated

A 85-year old Edgemont man living alone, was found asphyxiated Monday morning in his converted box-car home on Sixth Avenue.

Ernest Jonas, a retired BHOD employee, was discovered dead shortly before noon by a friend, Amos Clark and Chief of Police Simon Kollars.

Clark had stopped at Jonas' home to take him with him on a trip to Custer but found the door locked and could not rouse Jonas. Oil fumes were present so Clark sought the police who opened the door with a crowbar.

Chief of Police Kollars said he ducked into the fume-filled room long enough to ascern that Jonas, lying with arms folded in his bed, was dead.

An oil burner was still smoldering, the fire out and the oil was around the burner. The entire shack was covered on the inside with heavy oil soot. Kollar said the building was in a highly dangerous condition when opened.

The stove was removed and the building aired out before entry was made.

Jonas, who ate most of his meals out, hadn't been seen downtown since Friday and Coroner Tom McColley who said asphyxiation was the cause of death, placed the time of death at sometime Saturday night.

Jonas has no known relatives, although correspondence was found in the Hungarian language with friends in the old country.

He came to the United States from Hungary in 1913 and to the Wessington Springs area in South Dakota in 1915. He became a boiler tender at Black Hills Ordnance Depot in 1945 and retired in 1955. He had also lived at Igloo.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at McColley Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in the Edgemont Cemetery, Rev. E. E. Erickson officiated.

Casket bearers were J. A. Schulz, E. Schmitz, R. Doyle, Grant L. McCoy, Henry Schiffner and George Tuma.


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April, 1961

Alfred Glassley

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, April 20, 1961, page 5, Final Rites Held for Alfred Glassley

- - - Later, Mr. Glassley operated a shoe shop in Gillette, Sundance, Edgemont, Igloo, Harrison, Stillwell, Oklahoma and Nacona, Texas. He operated a shoe shop in Edgemont from 1941 to 1954. - - -


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July 3, 1961

Selmer A. Skaar

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, July 6, 1961, page 1, Selmer A. Skaar Dies Unexpectedly

Selmer A. Skaar, retired safety director at Black Hills Ordnance Depot, died suddenly in his home Tuesday evening.

Private funeral services tentatively have been scheduled for Friday morning with Rev. Peter Moe conducting the service. He will be buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, July 13, 1961, page 8, Held Friday For Selmar A. Skaar.

Private funeral services were held Friday morning for S. A. Skaar who died suddenly at his home Monday evening, July 3.

The services at the McColley Chapel were conducted by Rev. Peter Moe and burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, So. Dak.

Gravesite and military rites were held at that time with Del Harbaugh, Jr., M. H. Roselius, Don DuBois, Marvin Williams, Ray Aye and Fred Hubbard as casket bearers.

Mr. Skaar was born at Laynesbough, Minnesota July 19, 1890 and while he was a baby the family moved to Rushford, Minn., where he lived until 1917 when he entered the armed forces during World War I.

After the war he taught school in Hazel, Southshore and Henry, So. Dak.

In 1939 he entered civil service with three years spent at Pine Ridge in connection with the CCC. In 1942 he went to the Black Hills Ordnance Depot at Igloo as Safety Director where he remained until his retirement in 1957. He lived in Edgemont until his death.

Skaar married Millie Gullickson in Ostrander, Minn. Oct. 17, 1917. Besides his wife who survives him are three daughters, Mrs. Hazelle Redmund, Ogden, Utah; Mrs. Joyce Mutler, Kingston, Idaho; and Mrs. Marva Cockerham of Phoenix, Az. Also surviving is a brother, Palmer Skaar of Minneapolis, as well as eight grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the heart and cancer funds.


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July 14, 1961

Effie March

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, July 20, 1961, page 8, Final Rites Held for Effie March at Selby, So. Dak.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Selby, So. Dak. for Mrs. Effie March who died after a short illness at the Lutheran Hospital in Hot Springs Friday morning, July 14.

Her services were conducted by Rev. John Gibson and burial was in the Selby Cemetery. Casket bearers were Raymond Carman, Herman Mecklenberg, Merle Masteller, Art Zabel, Ervin Rischel and Robert Mickelson.

Effie Stewart was born on a farm near Selby, Dec. 9, 1893, the fourth child of Mollie and Fremont Stewart. She attended school in the Hilde School District and later went to Mankato to business college in Minnesota. On Dec. 21, 1915 she was united in marriage with Rollin A. March and they began housekeeping on a farm in the Holm community. Seven children were born to this union.

The family lived west of the Missouri River in the Wakpala area. From 1925 to 1946 at which time they moved to Black Hills Ordnance Depot. Her husband preceded her in death on March 11, 1939. She moved to Edgemont in 1956 where she lived until her death. Survivors include her seven children; Lillie Stewart and James of Edgemont; Richard, Igloo; Donald, Newcastle, Wyo.; Roxie, Rapid City, SD; and Mrs. Salome Wentzlaff, Baker, Mont., and seventeen grandchildren. Also surviving are her five brothers, Merle Steward, Missoula, Mont.; Harold, Morristown, SD; Roxie, Pine Valley, Calif.; Paul and Bob, Selby, SD.

Effie Stewart March will be remembered by all who know her as a loving mother and a most kindhearted friend and neighbor. Memorials have been established in her name for the Crippled Children's Hospital in Hot Springs, the Edgemont Memorial Hospital and the Lutheran Church.


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July, 1961

Jean E. Sinclair

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, July 27, 1961, Requiem Mass Offered for Mrs. Sinclair

Requiem Mass for Mrs. Jean E. Sinclair, Thursday accident victim was offered Monday morning at St. James Catholic Church with Father Robert Becker officiating.

Rosary Services were held Sunday evening in the McColley Home Chapel.

Casket bearers for Mrs. Sinclair were Bernard Boltz, Maurice Rogers, John Trotter, Odean Olson, Jack Kane and Roy Hudson. Burial was in the Edgemont Cemetery.

Mrs. Sinclair was born Aug. 20, 1926 at Lincoln, Nebraska and on April 6th, 1942 married Peter Sinclair.

Surviving Mrs. Sinclair is her husband and six children. Jack 19, now serving in the U.S. Navy; Peter 15; Carol 12; Loretta 8; Robert 6; and Julia, 6 months. Also surviving is her mother, Mrs. Glenola Anderson of Edgemont. Mrs. Charles Dibble is presently caring for the baby and at times some of the younger children. Mr. Sinclair, an ammunition inspector at Black Hills Ordnance Depot, is at home with the other children at the present time. Accommodations were made by the McColley Funeral Home of Edgemont.


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Dec., 1961

Howard "Skip" Zink, Sr.

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, Dec. 14, 1961, page 5, Howard "Skip" Zink Dies Unexpectedly At Home Saturday

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon for Howard W. "Skip" Zink, Sr. who died unexpectedly Saturday morning of a heart attack in his home. He was 52.

Reverend Leland Rendland conducted the final rites for the Trinity Lutheran Church in Edgemont and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs with arrangements by the McColley Funeral Home of Edgemont.

Casket bearers were Marvin Williams, Leslie Dyer, Levi Houska, Leonard Penor, Richard Gillis and Stanley Kirby. The Lutheran Choir sang "The Lord my pasture shall prepare," "Jesus lives! The victories won," and "I know that my redeemer lives." They were accompanied by Mrs. Duane Bauer.

Howard William Zink was born Nov. 11, 1909 at Council Bluffs, Iowa and two weeks after birth was adopted by William and Ellen Zink of Lead, So. Dak. He was baptized on Dec. 18, 1909 into the Apostolic Finnish Lutheran Church of Lead.

On Jan. 12, 1929, he married Leah Willmann at Belle Fourche and two children were born to the couple both of whom survive him.

In addition to their own children, the Zinks opened their home to Duane Pfarr and raised him as a son.

He worked in the mines in Lead for some time and came to Black Hills Ordnance Depot in 1945 where he was a heavy equipment shop foreman at the time of his death.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Lutheran Layman's League. a memorial has been established to that church at the request of the family. Surviving are his wife, Leah, Edgemont; a son, Howard William Jr., Sierra, Calif.; a daughter, Delores Jean Anderson, Pierre, So. Dak.; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Hurley, Chadron, Neb., and Bernice Vercellino, Indianapolis, Ill. and seven grandchildren.


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Dec., 1961

Arthur L. Sylvester

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, Dec. 14, 1961, page 5, Funeral held for Arthur Sylvester

Final rites for Arthur L. Sylvester, 62, were conducted Friday, Dec. 9 at the McColley Chapel by Rev. Elmer E. Erickson.

Sylvester, an employee at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Co. on Dec. 3.

Mrs. Marvin Cummings and Mrs. Paul Russell sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "No night there" with Mrs. Harold Thompson as accompanist. Active casket bearers were Lester Moran, Earnest Heppner, Ben Salmon, George Lord, Clain Hughes and William Schoonemaker. Honorary bearers included Rex Doyle, Carl Carpenter, Robert Zimiga, Vince Berens, William Krantz and Hermit Stokes.

Burial was in the Edgemont Cemetery with Masonic gravesite rites. McColley Funeral Home of Edgemont were in charge of arraignments.

Arthur Leroy Sylvester was born to Charles and Sadie Sylvester Sept. 4, 1899 at Mills, NE and he spent his childhood on the family farm there.

On Oct 25, 1922 he married Clara Cornemann at Springview, NE and seven children were born to them. The family made their home in Keyapaha County, Nebraska and Tripp and Gregory counties in So. Dak. until 1949 at which time they moved to Igloo where he took employment. In 1960 they moved to Edgemont which has since been their home. Survivors include his wife Clara, his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Powell McC*****, Hills, NE as well as his seven children. His sons are Jack, Grants, NM; Dick, Ashland, OR; and Frank of Igloo. His daughters are Mrs. Arthur (too difficult to read), Kansas City, MO; Mrs. Charlotte Carr, Miles City, Mont.; Mrs. Donna Liebolt, Jackson, Wyo.; and Mrs. Myrna Overly, Gallup, NM. Also surviving him is a sister, Mrs. Nettie Barney of Edgemont.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1934, a brother William in 1929, and a sister, Lydia Belle, who died in infancy.

Sylvester had been a member of Gateway Lodge AM and FM since 1930.


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Oct., 1962

William H. Grubbs

Edgemont Herald-Tribune, Oct. 18, 1962, page 1, Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Wm. H. Grubbs, 49

Funeral services for William H. Grubbs were held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Congregational Church with the Reverend Delbert Brman officiating.

Grubbs, 49, died suddenly at his home Saturday morning. He had a history of coronary trouble.

At the time of his death he was Supervisor of Transportation Maintenance and Assistant to the Transportation Officer at Black Hills Army Depot and was also chairman of the church board of the Congregational Church in Edgemont.

Casket bearers for the service were Robert Hansen, Delbert Harbaugh, William Knodel, Leonard Penor, Harold Worthley and Earl Larsen.

Music for the service included "Beyond the Sunset," and "Perfect Day," sung by Shirley Simmons accompanied by Eleanor Salmon.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs under the direction of the McColley Funeral Home of Edgemont.

Grubbs was born Nov. 20, 1918 at Brunswick, Neb., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Grubbs. He attended school in Nebraska and South Dakota, graduating at Buffalo Gap.

He was united in marriage to Wilma E. Taylor, April 28, 1934. Five children were born to this union. Yvonne Marie, twins William James and Wilma Jean, Rosemary and Tedene Kay.

Grubbs was employed at Igloo, So. Dak. since 1942, except for two years which were spent in the armed forces.

He made his home with his family on the Depot until five years ago, at which time they purchased their home in Edgemont.

Survivors include his wife, his five children, two grandchildren, Valorie and Michael, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Grubbs, his three sisters, Mrs. Velma Peterson, Mrs. Opal Waddington, and Mrs. Darlene Harplen.


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1978

Lloyd L. Torkelson

(no obit at this time)

Burial at Marshalltown, Marshall Co., Iowa


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March 25, 1979

Christina Mary Hajek

Fullerton, Calif. - Christina Mary Hajek, former longtime resident and teacher in the Black Hills area, died Sunday at Fullerton, Calif.

Services and burial were held Thursday at Durant, Wis.

Miss Hajek was born Dec. (20 or 29)?, 1893 in Leigh, Neb. She attende schools in Leigh and Pierce, Neb. and graduated from High School in Harlan, Iowa.

She attended the universities of Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Southern California Columbia University and Black Hills and Northern State Colleges.

She began her teaching career in a rural school near Harlan, Iowa. She later worked in Des Moines, Iowa before moving to the Black Hills area in the early 1920's.

From 1921 to (19??) she taught in Custer County and Fall River County schools and was pricipal at the Black Hills Ordnance Depot School near Provo until her retirement in (1961)?

She was a member of several professional organizations.

Survivors include her friend and companion of (??) years, Adelaide Ward of Fullerton, Calif.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

(Prededing from the Rapid City Journal, Saturday, March 31, 1979, page 5. The micro film was hard to read in parts.)


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1982

Duane A. Bauer

Mount Carroll - Duane A. Bauer, 67, of Mount Carroll, died Saturday, March 6, at Moline Public Hospital.

He was born Jan. 23, 1915 in Java, S.D., the son of John and Lillian (Herrwald) Bauer Jr. He was Married to Dagny Jordahl-Nelsen April 6, 1940 in Roscoe, S.D.

He was a member of Salem Trinity Lutheran Church and the Savanna Moose Lodge.

Mr. Bauer was a veteran of the Air Force, attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, S.D., served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, was Dean of Boys at Java High School and was a retired civil service government worker.

Survivors include his wife; his stepmother, Mrs. John Bauer Jr., of Java; a son, David of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. William (Lavonne) Cavanagh of Boston, Mass., Mrs. Dan (Diane) Pape of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Tim (Debra) Coziahr of Galesburg; a sister, Mrs. James (Irene) Rickard of Provo, S.D.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Buechler of Bowdle, S.D., and Mrs. Joe (Della) Ackerman of Harlingen, Texas; and six grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister.

The funeral was Tuesday at the Salem Trinity Lutheran Church. The Revs. Wayne Schneider and Robert Fleischman officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery.


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1983

Frank Vermillion Sr.

(no obit at this time)


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March 1983

Goldie Holsworth

HOT SPRINGS - Services for Goldie Grace Holsworth, 83, who died Tuesday in Hot Springs, will be 10 a.m. Friday at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs. Gordon Holloway will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

She was born Aug. 26, 1899, at Willow Lake to James and Eliza Carmichael. She graduated from Willow Lake High School in 1918. She married William Albert Holsworth in May 1919 at Willow Lake. She lived in Faith from 1936 to 1951, then in Igloo and Edgemont until 1953, when she moved to Seattle, Wash. She moved to Hot Springs in 1972 to live with her daughter.

Mrs. Holsworth was a cook until retiring in the early 1960s.

She was a member of the Robert O'Shea American Legion Auxiliary of Faith for 47 years and its president for one year.

Surviving are one daughter, Doris Nygaard of Hot Springs; two sons, James of Omak, Wash., and Lynn of Arlington, Wash. 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and one grand-daughter.


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April 1983

Minnie Russell

EDGEMONT - Graveside services for Minnie Russell, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Xturgis with the Rev. Allen Bidne of the Edgemont Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.

Mrs. Russell died Thursday at the Dorsett Memorial Home in Spearfish. Friends may visit at VandeBossche Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and evening.

She was born May 25, 1897, in Griswald, Iowa, to William and Clara DeBus. She married Alfred O. Russell on June 25, 1944, in Deadwood and they resided near Edgemont.

Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband in 1969. She continued to live in Edgemont until 1978 when she moved to a nursing home.

Survivors include two sons, Harry W. Lehman Sr. of Edgemont and Melvin R. Lehman of Aberdeen, Md., and grandchildren.


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April 1983

William Caylor

EDGEMONT - Funeral services for William Edwin Caylor, 90, Edgemont, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Church in Edgemont with the Rev. Roy S. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Edgemont cemetery under direction of Vande Bossche Funeral Home.

Caylor died Friday at the Colonial Manor in Custer. He was born Dec. 21, 1892, at Harrison, S.D., to William E. and Ada Z. Caylor. He received his elementary education there before the family moved to Ardmore.

He married Goldie E. Darby on July 2, 1918, in Hot Springs. He served in World War I and had worked as a barber and a garage mechanic. Most of his life was spent ranching west of Ardmore.

Caylor was a member of Modern Woodsmen and United Church of Edgemont and served on the school board.

Survivors include four sons, Merle of Ramsey, Ill., Billy Dale of Custer, and Clinton and Loren, both of Ardmore; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Ramona) Jackson of Ramsey and Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Welch of Edgemont; one brother, John of Edgemont, 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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May 1983

Bessie S. Clarke

RUSHVILLE, Neb. - Services for Bessie S. Clarke, 99, Rushville, who died Monday at the Rushville Hospital will be 10 a.m. Thursday at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs, S. D. The Rev. Peter Dahlberg will officiate. Burial will be in the Buffalo Gap, S.D., Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 19, 1883, at Anamosa, Iowa, to Frank and Etta Smith. She was reared and educated in Iowa, and later moved to South Dakota and taught school in Mellette County. She married Wallie Clarke in 1918. They ranched in the Fairburn and Buffalo Gap area for many years.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Fairburn, Eastern Star Lodge of White River, S.D., and the Methodist Church of Rushville.

Surviving are one son, Tad of Rushville; three daughters, Myrtle of Burnt Cabin, Pa., Beatrice of Petaluma, Calif., and Mary of Williston, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four sons and one daughter.


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May 1983

Vernon E. Ashmore

HOT SPRINGS - Services for Vernon Elton Ashmore, 67, Hot Springs, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McColley's Chapel of the Hills with the Rev. Roy S. Drown officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery under direction of McColley's Chapel of the Hills.

A memorial has been established.

Ashmore died Thursday at Southern Hills General Hospital in Hot Springs. He was Sept. 18, 1915, at Smithwick to Albert and M. Estelle Ashmore. He graduated from Hot Spring High School and later worked at the Black Hills Army Depot in Igloo.

He married Grace Mae Martin May 27, 1939. They moved to Everett, Wash., in 1940. In 1941 they returned to South Dakota and farmed and ranched north of Buffalo Gap. From 1950 to 1954 Ashmore was shop foreman in Custer State Park.

In 1954 he and his wife moved to Pierre where he worked for the state Transportation Department as supervisor of the blueprint reproduction department He retired in 1979 and the couple moved to Hot Springs in 1980.

Ashmore was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Elks Club of Pierre and Hot Springs and the Pierre and Hot Springs volunteer fire departments.

Survivors include his wife, Grace of Hot Springs; one son, Douglas of Chehalis, Wash.; two daughters, Patricia of Evergeen, Color., and Marjorie of Aurora, Colo., and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.


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May 1983

Margaret Johnson

A memorial service for Margaret Alice Johnson will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Free Church in Rapid City with Rev. Ron L. Ayers officiating. Private burial services will be at Black Hills National Cemetery under direction of Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

A memorial has been established to the Evangelical Free Church of Rapid City.

Mrs. Johnson died Monday night. She was born to Floyd and Jane Ellen Schreckenghaust on Oct. 17, 1923, at Sturgis. Her parents homesteaded near White Owl and she lived there until moving to Sturgis in 1937. She graduated from Sturgis High School in 1942 and later atteded the National College of Business in Rapid City.

She married Murdoch C. Johnson at Igloo on Sept. 25, 1949, and they lived in Igloo until moving to Rapid City in 1966. For the last 11 years, she worked as the office manager at the Women's Clinic in Rapid City.

She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, where she taught children's church and sang in the choir for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Murdoch of Rapid City; a daughter, Amy Davis of Bloomington, Ill.; two sons, Murdoch A. Johnson of Keystone and Craig O. Johnson of Hill City; a brother, Richard Schreckenghaust of Worland, Wyo.; a sister, Inez Goudreau of Poweder River, Wyo., and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ralph.


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July 1983

Clarence C. Calland

EDGEMONT - Federal services for Clarence C. Calland, 79, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Edgemont with the Rev. Marion W. Gray officiating. Burial, under the direction of Vande Bossche Funeral Home of Edgemont, will be in the Edgemont Cemetery.

Calland died Tuesday at the Custer Community hospital. He was born Nov. 27, 1903, in Beatrice, Neb., the son of Clarence K. and Amma May Calland. As a youth he moved with his parents to the Provo area, where he went to school. He later attended college at Grand Island, Neb.

On June 18, 1936, he married Estella Wilson in Deadwood. They operated grocery stores in Hot Springs and Edgemont. In 1943 he began operating the movie theater in Edgemont. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of the Edgemont Chamber of Commerce and the National Theater Guild.

Survivors include his wife, Estella; two daughters, Octa and Bonnie, both living in Montana, and 11 gradchildre and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established to the United Church of Edgemont.


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July 11, 1983

Adelaide Mary Ward

No obit at this time.

SSDI (Social Security Death Index) info; b. Sept 7, 1899; d. July 1983; Provo; 503-32-8284; SD

It is known that Miss Ward died in Orange Co., CA (Fullerton)? July 11, 1983. She was buried in the Ward family plot; Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand, WI.


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1988

Michael Thomas Martinez - Rieper

SIOUX FALLS - Michael Rieper, 49, of 2021 E. 29th St., died Saturday at McKennan Hospital.

Michael Thomas Rieper was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa and grew up in Igloo. After graduating from high school, he served nine years in the United States Army as a tank commander. He attended college in California before becoming a sheet metal journyman. At the time of his death, he was owner of Rieper Enterprises. He was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church and a member of the troop committee of Boy Scout Troop 333.

He married Robin Burns on March 14, 1977, in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include, wife; his mother, Lillian Martinez, Tacoma, Wash; two brothers; David, Chambersburg, Pa., and Richard, Porterville, Calif.; and one sister Mrs. David (Bonnie) Mullison, Fort Lauderdale, Fla

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Calvary Episcopal and Boy Scout Troup 333.

Miller Funeral Hoe is in charge of arrangements.


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1992

LeRoy 'Red' Holst

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Le Roy F. "Red" Holst, a newsman and public relations executive for more than 40 years, died here Tuesday night, he was 71.

Holst was formerly public information officer for Black Hills, S.D., Army Depot and was associated for 11 years in New York with the French Line and New York Times.

He also held news positions in Detroit, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and Lincoln, Neb.

Holst is survived by his widow, Martha. Funeral is scheduled Friday.


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Feb. 20, 1993

Bernard H. Boltz

Aug. 13, 1920 - Feb. 20, 1993

Burial at Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Umatilla Co., Oregon, plot F-78-11


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June 29, 1997

Col. William Wine

- June 29, 1997

Col. William Wine Loved His Country

Carole Beers

Seattle Times Staff Reporter

Wednesday, July 2, 1997

The Fourth of July and Veterans Day were among retired Col. William Clinton Wine's favorite holidays. They gave him the chance to show his love for the United States.

He spent 36 years in the Army. Then he devoted 30 more years to ensring that the city of Auburn's Veteran's Day Parade was among the best anyhwhere.

"Every Fourth of July, the flag was up by 7 in the morning in front of his house," said his daughter, Virginia Jaundalderis of Mill Creek.

"And he kept everything ever printed on the Veterans Day Parade. He was so proud of bringing it to Auburn."

Col. Wine died of pneumonia Sunday (June 29). He was 88.

He will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, less than an hour's drive from his hometown of Luray, VA.

Mr. Wine enlisted in the Army after high school. During World War II, he was stationed in the Pacific. After the war, he served as a post ordnance officer during the 1948-49 Berlin Blockade, in which U.S. forces airlifted food and coal into Berlin over a Soviet-maintained land blockade.

His final assignment was as the last commanding officer of the Mount Rainier Ordnance Depot.

"He moved to Auburn after retiring in 1963," Jaundalderis said. "He liked it because of the ambience of its being a traditional small town next to a big town."

Col. Wine earned a business degree at the University of Washington and began a second career teaching business at Green River Community College.

He also headed a committee that tackled Auburn civic problems. when the mayor asked him to be head of the Veterans Day celebration, he hymped at the chance and helped create the parade that became an Auburn tradition.

"Because he was so very proud of being an American," his daughter said, "he wanted to bring that pride to Auburn. It was a tremendous amount of work. That first parade in 1965 was quite a thing because everything was anti-Vietnam and anti-military at the time."

In his off hours, Col. Wine enjoyed model railroading. He had a room in his home for his layout, and he made all the cars and landscape elements himself. Col. Wine made a Christmas-tree layout for his gradson.

"My father was loving, but also tough," Jaundalderis said. "He had a lot of brains, a lot of character. He would walk into a room and people would say, "Who is that man?"

Other suvivors include his son, Ted Wine of Burien, two grandcildren; and two great-grandchildren. His first wife, Ethel Wine, died in 1979. His second wife, Leah Kriethe, died in 1995.

Services are to be at 4 p.m. today at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle.


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7/7/1998

Philbert Montileaux

Philbert Montileaux1 (M)

(April 19, 1939-July 7, 1998), #15158

Philbert Montileaux was born on April 19, 1939. He was mlt active duty after 1959; T SGT in the U.S. Air Force. He lived before 1998 at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, Shannon Co., South Dakota, USA. He died on July 7, 1998 at age 59. He was buried on July 13, 1998 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA; Grave site: G 0 3580.1


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11/1/1998

Helen S. Amy

Helen S. Amy, 84, of Rapid City, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at Bella Vista Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1913 in Hot Springs to George and Winifred (Jones) Finn. She attended Hot Springs schools and graduated from high school in Hot Springs.

She married Glen Amy on May 20, 1950 in Edgemont. They lived in Igloo, Mount Carroll, Ill., and Rapid City.

She was employed in Igloo for 24-½ years and retired in 1967. They then moved to Mount Carroll, where she worked for 5-½ years as a deputy city clerk.

Survivors include her husband, Glen Amy, Rapid City; daughter, Jerry Ann (Thompson) Chrisco (Don), Wichita, Kansas; son Donald Thompson (Robbie), Hixson, Tenn., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at Behrens.

Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

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12/26/1998

LeRoy Bad Wound

(no obit at this time)

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12/29/1998

Francis F. Finkle

born, 4/19/1916; died, 12/29/1998; US Army, PVT; Res; Edgemont, SD; Plot, G O 987, bur 4/19/99

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1/3/2000

Edward Jerome (Jerry) Biever

Edward (Jerry) Biever, 103, Hot Springs, died Monday Jan. 3, 2000 at Castle Manor Nursing home in Hot Springs.

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8/23/2000

Tom J. Goreman, Jr.

HILL CITY - Tom J. Gorman Jr., 66, Hill City, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Fort Meade.

He was born April 21, 1934, at Hill City, the son of Thomas J. and Millicent (Gilbertson) Gorman Sr. He attended schools at Hill City, and moved to Igloo in 1950.

Tom enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1953 to 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He married Doris J. Jordon on Sept. 7, 1955.

Tom worked at Anderson's Grocery Store at Igloo. He was assistant manager of the Red Owl Food Store in Rapid City from 1962 to 1968. He was manager of Baken Park Liquor Store from 1968 to 1973.

On Nov. 7, 1970, he was united in marriage to Delores Schauer. He was employed at Barber Transportation as lead man on the dock and as a driver from 1973 to 1982. He worked at Merillat Particleboard Plant in Rapid City from 1987 to 1998.

He was in failing health the past three years. In earlier years, Tom enjoyed working with his cows and calves and raising chickens. And all through life, he loved his dogs. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Gorman, Hill City; two sons, Gary Gorman and his wife, Alice, Rapid City, and Allen Gorman and his wife, Jeannie, Spanaway, Wash.; his daughter, Lynn Beasley, and her husband, Frank, St. Robert, Mo.; three grandchildren, April Beasley, Brandon Gorman and Brady Gorman; and his sister, Phyllis Bassett and her husband, Don, Moline, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Skay; and a niece, Cathy.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ron Garry as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Hill City Cemetery with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 of Rapid City.

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1/13/2002

Ruth M. Bohart

May 13, 1916 - Jan. 13, 2002

Ruth Bohart, 85, of Carmichael, CA died Sunday, January 13, 2002 after a brief illness.

She was born May 13, 1916 at Vermillion to Harry and Mary Ballard.

Mrs. Bohart graduated from University High School and The University of South Dakota.

On June 23, 1941, she married Russell (Stub) Bohart at Vermillion. She was a teacher in South Dakota until 1964, when the family moved to Sacramento, CA. Mrs. Bohart continued to teach in Sacramento Public School as a reading specialist. After retirement, she was hired by Scott Foresman Reading Series as a representative and advisor.

Stub Bohart, her husband, died Jan. 3, 1990 and Mrs. Bohart moved to Eskaton, a country club lifestyle retirement center in Carmichael. At Eskaton she enjoyed her friends and playing bridge; and leading the rosary at the chapel there.

Mrs. Bohart enjoyed life. She and her husband were world wide travelers. Travels took them to Rome, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Africa, and London. They also traveled in western Europe and eastern South America.

A rosary service was held at 7 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The funeral mass was at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church Thursday, Jan. 17.

She was placed in a mausoleum with her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Russell Bohart and wife Judy and Roger Bohart and wife Laura; two grandsons, Shane Bohart and wife Heather and Seth Bohart; and a great-grand daughter Grace, daughter of Shane and Heather.

She is also survived by her brother, Howard Ballard and wife Rosemary of Sun City West, AZ; a sister, Robin Eisenmenger of Vermillion; and two sisters-in law, Lois Ballard and Monica Ballard, Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, George Ballard and Leo Ballard.

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4/9/2002

Lillian R. Boltz

Oct. 12, 1921 - Apr. 9, 2002

Burial at Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Umatilla Co., Oregon, plot F-78-11

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4/7/2004

Paul Eugene Lippman

INDIO, Calif. - Paul Eugene Lippman died on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, in Indio, California. He passed away quietly in his sleep after preparing to return to his summer home at Newton Fork Ranch outside Hill City.

Fortunately, his longstanding friend Tim Gregson of Hill City was present. Tim had planned to accompany Paul back to the Hills.

Paul was born in Lemmon, South Dakota December 14, 1931, the son of Arleen and Harold Lippman, both of whom preceded him in death. Following a move to Igloo, South Dakota, during World War II, the family relocated to Hill City in the 1940s and established a grocery store on Main Street. Arleen managed A&H Grocery until retiring to the family property. She was well-known and respected in the local community and remained active in various affairs for the remainder of her life. Arleen was delighted when Paul brought indoor plumbing to her 1912 home!

Paul attended grade school in Igloo, high school in Hill City, and continued his education at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied English literature under Walter Van Tilberg Clark (author of The Oxbow Incident). He worked as an Arthur Murray Studios dance instructor, as well as various jobs in Reno casinos. During his military service he was a U.S. Paratrooper and was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia. After acquiring skills in the newspaper and printing business in Hill City, and combined with his education in literature at the University of Nevada, he traveled to San Francisco and became a sports writer and editor for the San Francisco Examiner. Covering tennis, hockey, and other professional sports, he got his first taste of polo covering the games at Golden Gate Fields. During this period he became acquainted with various sports, film, and literary celebrities and made lifelong friendships.

In l965 he and Joy Thisted, his third wife, traveled widely both domestically and internationally. An accomplished writer, he wrote articles for established publications such as Field & Stream and also wrote various books during this time. His many personal associations led to a partnership with movie actor Clint Eastwood; together they created the famous Hog's Breath Inn restaurant in Carmel, California. Paul managed that business for several years, while also furthering his natural gift of writing and remarkable command of the English language. He concurrently began a longstanding business of editing and writing movie screenplays, TV scripts, and novels.

In addition to his writing and socializing skills, Paul became very active and knowledgeable in the world of polo. In the Los Angeles area, he promoted and managed many popular musical groups while keeping active in polo. Later this led to his establishing the sport in the Black Hills with the creation of the Rushmore Polo and Social Club. Always a consummate and convivial host, he organized and officiated many exciting polo matches at his home on Deerfield Road just outside of Hill City. All were well-attended and enjoyed by countless friends and associates. Many traveled long distances to attend the annual festivities. His niece, Linda Flounders, went on to develop this property into what is now Newton Fork Ranch where Paul remained in residence during his summers. This creative and thoughtful development is ample testimony to his and Linda's dedication to preserving the natural beauty of the Black Hills. Newton Fork Ranch is a legacy that will serve Paul, Harold, and Arleen's memory well.

Paul's final years were divided between Hill City and the Palm Springs, California area. During this time Paul completed and published a novel, Harry Love, a saga about the 1849 Gold Rush bandit Joaquin Murrieta. The book, "a real page-turner" as Paul was fond of saying, is enjoying success and may eventually be made into a screenplay. He was surrounded by many devoted friends who will certainly remember him as an exceptional man who combined great intellect along with a fine sense of humor. He had a fondness and genuine appreciation for life and will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula Webb, Prosser, Washington and Patrice Swofford, Sunnyside, Washington, two sisters, Phyllis Conant, Meridan, Idaho and Marlys Bucheneau of Vista, California and eight grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at Hill City with Rev. Kevin Achbach presiding. Interment will be at the Hill City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, Rapid City.

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6/21/2004

Lowell Wells Jerred

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Lowell Wells Jerred, 87, died Mon., June 21, 2004, at Alterra Assisted Living of Colorado Springs. He was the oldest of six children born Sept. 17, 1916, to Allan and Fern Frances Jerred of Gregory, SD. As a young boy he lived near Texan, Millboro and Wewela, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Worden Jerred, and sister Allie May, brothers Darrel, Dale, Jon and Billie. His loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie Monroe Jerred and mother of his children, preceded him in death on June 22, 2003. He is survived by his sister, June Gould Streets (Ray) of Newcastle, WY; son JoDel (Ramona) of Monument, CO, and daughter JoAnn Toland (Roger) of Rapid City, SD; five granddaughters, Heidi Lagasca (Ernest) of Colorado Springs, Heather Ibarra (Pablo) of Great Bend, KS, Joy Zeigler (Brent) of Rapid City, SD, Stacey Thompson (Nate) of Plymouth, MN, and Holly Sparks (Dusty) of Buena Vista, CO; six great-grandchildren, Tate and Taron Lagasca, Brock, Trey and Alexa Ibarra, and Jordon Sparks; nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law Juliette Jerred of Apache Junction, AZ.

At 16 years of age he and his Dad walked the sawdust trail of the Custer Livery Stable to give their hearts and life to Jesus. He attended Custer High School from 1931-1935 and in his junior year joined the Civilian Conservation Corps as a local woodsman, where he sent home $27 a month to his parents and kept $3 for himself. After his marriage to Marjorie in 1939 he worked the WPA program learning cement and masonry. He attended business school in Chillicothe, MO, and worked sawmills and made 200 grain doors a day. He worked at the VA hospital in Hot Springs and the Black Hills Ordnance in Igloo. He served his country in the Navy from 1944-1946 as radarman second class on the USS LYCOMING, in the Pacific. He worked the postal service 1948-1973, working out of St. Paul, Sioux City, Winona and Rapid City, on the railway and Highway Post Offices. One of his greatest joys was in using his skills as a carpenter and mason in the building process of the physical part of God's kingdom. He spent many years working a second job in the building trade and took great pride in his work.

They spent 20 wonderful retirement years with many friends in Mesa before moving to Colorado Springs in 1997. He devotedly cared for his wife for 12 years as she battled Lou Gehrig's disease.

His fun and happy ways and that great chuckle of a laugh will be missed by his family that knew they were special, and all his friends the country over. He will be sorely missed at the assisted living that has been so loving and caring in his twilight years. He was an active caregiver and resident activity director, and was loved by all. He thanked the Lord every morning for the light of a new day - and we know He is thanking the Lord today for keeping him through the journey of life that has touched our lives forever ... leaving us with his love and memories for a lifetime.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Mon., June 28 at First Wesleyan Church of Rapid City, SD. Burial will follow at Custer, SD.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alterra Healthcare of Colorado Springs, 330 West Way, Monument, CO 80132, in appreciation for the care and love given to our parents by the wonderful staff there.

Friends may sign Lowell's guestbook at www.kirkfuneral home.com. Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of the arrangements.

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6/22/2004

Viola Ellen Mills

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. -Funeral services for Newcastle resident Viola "Vi" Ellen Mills, 95, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 28th in Newcastle at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Worden Chapel. A memorial has been established to the Weston County Health Services Special Care Unit at 1124 Washington Blvd., Newcastle, WY 82701, where Vi had resided for the past three years.

Vi died Tuesday, June 22nd at Weston County Health Services. (2004)

She was born March 21, 1909, in Kennebec, SD, the 4th of 8 children of Charles Allen Peyton and Nellie Rebecca (Staten) Peyton. Mrs. Mills was raised and educated on her parents' farm. She graduated from Kennebec High School in 1930 after some time out helping her father and siblings with the care of her sick mother. She traveled by train with her mother for TB treatments at Custer, SD.

She was married to Vernard D. Mills June 11, 1930. The couple moved with their son Eugene to Deadwood, SD, in 1938. They built a home in Deadwood, where their daughter Patty and son Ron were born. In 1942 the family moved to Provo, SD, and then to Igloo, SD, in 1943, moving back to Provo a short time later in the fall and winter of 1946. Their daughter Cathy was born in 1947 in Hot Springs, SD. The family then moved to Newcastle, WY, in 1947, where Vi resided until her death.

Mrs. Mills was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed her bridge club, family and friends, and traveling with her husband throughout the United States of America and Canada.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 63 years, Vernard, on January 14, 1993; 4 brothers, and 3 sisters; and a granddaughter, Debra Rae Mills.

Survivors include four children: two sons, Vernard Eugene and wife Juanita, and Ronald Lee and wife Mary, all of Newcastle; two daughters, Patricia Garrey and husband Donald, and Cathy Stanton and husband Ron, all of Rock Springs, WY; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

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12/31/2004

Darrell L. Wilhelm

Darrell L. Wilhelm, 69, of Grand Island died Friday Dec. 31, 2004, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Berean Bible Church in Grand Island. Pastor Bob Stretch will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the United Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the All Faiths Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilhelm was born Jan. 6, 1935, at Athol, S.D., to Ralph and Carroll Wilhelm.

Survivors of the immediate family include his wife Grace; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Nicole DeMaria of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark and Anne DeMaria of Fort Collins, Colo., Robert and Jane DeMaria of Miami, Fla.; step daughters and sons-in-law, Eve DeMaria of Miami, Fla., Diane and Dennis Edwards of Atlanta, Laura and Mike Looper of Houston; and a brother, Ronald Wilhelm of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Other survivors are 12 step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

Mr. Wilhelm was raised and received his education in South Dakota. He entered the United States Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. Following the Navy he served in the National Guard.

He was employed by Burlington Northern Rail Road for 35 years until his retirement.

He was united in marriage to Grace DeMaria in January 1979 at Grand Island. They made their home in Grand Island. Together they enjoyed traveling. Darrell also enjoyed gardening, fishing, coin collecting, modal rail roads and the out doors.

His parents and a sister Marilyn preceded him in death.

Memorials are suggested to the Berean Bible Church.

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1/31/2005

Vera C. Beckfield

Vera C. Beckfield, Sioux Falls, SD - 02/02/05

Sioux Falls - Vera C. Bckfield, 87, of 3901 S. Marion Road, died Monday, January 31, 2005, at Good Samaritan Village. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Fevruary 4, 2005, at George Boom Funeral Home, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 3, at George Boom Funeral Home, with the family present to greet friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Vera Charlotte Haan, daughter of Eisse and Millie (Matthies) Haan, was born April 10, 1917 at Hartford, SD. She grew up there and graduated from Hartford High School in 1935.

Vera was united in marriage with Richard W. Beckfield on December 30, 1936 at Hartford, SD. Vera dedicated her life to making their house a home. Being a wife and mother was the most important attribute she could offer. They moved to Mitchell, SD in 1940 and then to Igloo, SD in 1943. In 1958, they returned to Hartford; and, in 1962, they moved to Sioux Falls. Her husband's health began to decline and he died in September 1967. She began working in private homes doing cleaning and care; she also worked at the YMCA and Shipley's Laundry, retiring in 1988. She became a resident of Good Samaritan Village in 1996.

Vera was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life are her four children, Marlene Dixon, New Castle, WY, Charlene Schultz, Sioux Falls, SD, Richard Beckfield, Sioux Falls, SD, and Becky Van Dyke and her husband, Ed, Sioux Falls, SD; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Beverly Haan and Mary Lou Butterfield, both of Topeka, KS; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Steven Dean Schultz; 2 great-grandchildren Devyn Drum and Brian Price; 5 sisters, Lila, Marcene, Blanche, Shirley, and Elaine; and 3 brothers, Harlan, Lawrence, and Kenneth.

A complete obituary and online registry is available at www.georgeboom.com.

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3/10/2005

Dagny J. Bauer

Dagny J. Bauer, age 93, formerly of Mt. Carroll, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Mt. Carroll, Reverend Wayne Schneider officiated. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends were asked to call from 4:00 p.m. to 600 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2005 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.

Dagny was born February 5, 1912 in Luverne, Minnesota, the daughter of Ole C. and Dorthea (Sievertsen-Myrseth) Jordahl. On April 6, 1940 Dagney married Duane Austin Bauer in Roscoe, South Dakota. Duane died March 6, 1982 in Moline.

Dagny was a Teacher for forty-five years specializing in music. Dagney was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mt. Carroll. She belonged to the Savanna Womens Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Study Club, the Retired Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Lydians, the Birthday Club, Ladies Aide Society, and a former Church Choir Director. Dagney enjoyed sewing, music, playing piano, playing cards and traveling.

Dagny will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Lavonne (William) Cavanagh of Mt. Carroll; Diane (Dan) Pape of Vancouver, Washington and Debra (Tim) Coziahr of Decatur; one son, David (Adele) Bauer of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Penny Pape, Shawn Bauer, Blaine Bauer, Eric Bauer, Mike Coziahr, Michele Coziahr and six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; a niece Marjorie Dubblede and family, a brother in-law, James Rickard and nephews, Joe (Jan) Rickard and Noel Rickard and family. Her husband, Duane and her parents, precede Dagny in death.

We wish to thank the staff, customers, HOG Chapter and Tanglewood Villiage, the staff of Imboden Creek Living Center for embracing our Mom. Her memories of Decatur were made of love, fun and caring. Lavonne and Bill miss her as well as all of her friends in Mt. Carroll and Savanna.

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