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James D “Jim” LeMar passed away on Friday December 3, 2021. A memorial service will be 12:00pm Tuesday, December 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church, with Rev. Becky Piper officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish following a light luncheon. Online Condolences can be left at www.osheimschmidt.com Jim was born July 2, 1940, in Deadwood, SD to Everett Duane and Mary Marie (Jones) LeMar. Jim was a member of the Deadwood Elks Lodge #508, Rapid City Rotary Club, Rapid City and was a life member of the NRA. Jim is survived by his sisters; Jennifer Evette Rice, Yulee FL and Margaret Glenette Mahan, Woodville, MS, 5 nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years Bonnie in 1999, his sister Mary Wesette Rushton, Peosta IA, and both of his parents prior to that.

Waneta M. Kyte, 71, of Spearfish died Dec. 5, 2021, at Monumen…

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Nino Garduna Jr, 70, of Belle Fourche, passed away Nov 30, 202…

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A Celebration of Life for Marilyn (Hendrickson) Weishaar, 79, Aberdeen, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at North Highland United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, SD. Due to the pandemic, no meal will be served, but refreshments and treats will be available. Marilyn died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Rochester, MN, with her daughter at her side. Born in Lead, SD, to Edward and Helen Hendrickson, Marilyn grew up in the Black Hills. After graduating from Lead High School, she traded the Hills for the flatter lands of what was then South Dakota State College in Brookings and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. She worked at the Aberdeen American News as a reporter, editorialist and copy editor for more than 35 years, earning state and national awards for her work. While probably most well known as the lifestyle editor, she also helped create a farm news page, which later evolved into the Farm Forum. Marilyn met Leland (“Lee”) Weishaar at the newspaper; they married June 22, 1968. In their free time they enjoyed gardening, making rhubarb wine, going to car shows and taking road trips across the U.S. with their daughter Brenda. When Marilyn retired in 2001, she didn’t relinquish her red pen. She launched an editing service, The Weis Revise, to enhance others’ writings with sometimes tough but always encouraging advice. A witty, driven, generous and kind-hearted soul, Marilyn loved to read, travel, support the arts and cheer for the SDSU Jackrabbits, Minnesota Twins, LA Rams and Detroit Lions. She also enjoyed decorating her home for many holidays and providing her daughter with unsolicited weather reports for South Dakota and anywhere else that piqued her interest. Grateful for having shared Marilyn’s life are her daughter Brenda Weishaar, Aberdeen; stepsister Jennifer (Cecil) Luttrell, Las Vegas; sister-in-law Marion Weishaar, San Antonio; brother-in-law Lester (Linda) Weishaar, Rapid City; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee, brother Donald Hendrickson, brother-in-law Loren Weishaar, her parents Edward and Helen, and her stepfather Art Lomheim. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Aberdeen Community Theatre. www.spitzerfuneralhome.com

Ruth Elaine (Nielson) Perry, best known as Elaine, 83, of Spea…

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Laura Lee Shuck, 91, passed on November 30, 2021, at her home in Sturgis surrounded by her family. One of seven siblings, she was born on a small farm in southeast Nebraska to Sherman Steele and Dora Eppens. At the age of 16, she was adopted by Walter and Ruth Hawkinson and moved to Omaha, NE. At that point she lost contact with all of her birth family until open records legislation was passed more than 40 years later. In Omaha she graduated from Benson High School and was a student at the University of Nebraska for two years. While a student, she met Richard Arlon Shuck and they wed there in 1957. Subsequently the couple relocated to the Black Hills and reared three sons. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Laura’s “career” was her family. She was immensely proud of each one and gifted her family with bountiful love and a wealth of beautiful memories. Laura was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her adoptive parents; her siblings, Irene Welling, Jim Steele, John Hills, Jack Wright, and Grace Gould. Her brother, Richard Steele (Jan) still resides in Bellingham, WA. Laura is survived by her three children; David (Irina) Shuck and their children Jason Shuck, Kyle (Michaela) Shuck and great-grandchildren Jordy and Aurelia of Billings, MT; Steve (Denise) Shuck and daughter Jordana of Sturgis; Mark (Elaine) Shuck and children, Andie (Ben) Crowe and Illianna (Luke) Altstiel of Sturgis. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Lead, SD. Inurnment with be at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.