Myra Keller 83 of Lead, SD. passed away Wednesday 10/20/21. She was preceded in death by husband, Tony Keller. Survivors include son, Rodney (Joanne) Keller of FL; daughters, Deb (Greg) King of Galena, and Tammy Snyder (fiance Marv Waitman) of Spearfish; 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
Jack Copeland, 79, died Oct. 14, 2021, in Billings, Mont. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 26th at 10 a.m. at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery at noon.
Mark McKean, 72, of Tavares, Fla., died on Aug. 9, 2021. Services will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 1 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sturgis. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Lavina Roske, 104, returned to her heavenly home Oct. 8, 2021. Inurnment will be in Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.
Funeral services for Angeline Maki, 82 of Watford City, ND are at 11:00 A.M., Saturday October 23, 2021, at the Cross Point Church in Watford City. Interment will be in the Belden Finnish Cemetery, rural Belden, ND, under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City. Visitation will be Friday, October 22, 2021, from 12 PM to 5 PM at Fulkerson’s Memorial Chapel in Watford City, ND. The funeral will be live streamed on www.fulkerson.com and also on www.youtube.com/c/CrossPointChurchND. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Angeline passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, in Bismarck, ND. Angeline Joyce Arndt was born at home in Brookbank township, the 4th child of 10, to Carl and Marie Arndt on August 29th, 1939. She was raised on the family farm where she attended country school through the eighth grade. She was married to William Richard Maki at her parent’s home on December 6th, 1954. They raised their family in the Stanley area. After many years of running Maki Upholstery she moved to Watford City in 1981 to continue work as a truck driver. Angie was a kind, hard working woman. She raised some very large vegetable and flower gardens. Canning and preserving her produce to feed family and friends as well as butchering 100 chickens in a day for several days to sell or feed her family. Processing deer, pork and anything else helped feed the many people who gathered around her table. While caring for her own children, she took in 5 of her sister’s children for many months following a tragic accident. Two nephews also lived with her for many years when they were small. She believed in family and did what it took to care for them. Over the years, she also took in other children to care for. She was an encourager and believed anyone could accomplish their dreams. She got her GED after all her children were grown. Her love of family led her to plan many family gatherings with great food and lots of pinochle playing. Her signature puffed wheat logs and potato salad were some of her family’s favorites. She was a collector of pretty things. She enjoyed ordering, opening and showing them off in her home. Her many candy dishes were filled with something for everyone’s taste. She was a very creative person and created many handmade items to share with others. Angie’s life was blessed with a loving family. On Monday, October 11th at age 82 she passed to her heavenly home surrounded by family. Blessed be her memory among us. Angie is survived by her sons; Roger (Mary Lynn) Maki of Watford City, ND, Rodney (Alberta) Maki of Gillette, WY, Mark (Beverly) Maki of Watford City, ND. And her daughters; Bonnie (Monte) Billadeau of Parshall, ND, Carla Folven of Sturgis, SD, Lori (Richard) Zimmiond of Sturgis, SD. 19 grandchildren and numerous great grands, 5 sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, DaNae Zimmiond, great granddaughter Harper Gamache, brothers; Charles and Richard Arndt and sisters; Gloria Worley and Marily Bryant.
Charlotte (Char) Andersen, Aurora, CO, formerly of Lead, SD died Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was 88 yrs old. She was preceded i n death by husband Roger, son Stephen, brother Clark and sisters Betty and Sandy. Survivors include sister Evelyn of Portland OR, daughters Diane and Janet, son-in-law David, and five grandchildren Chris, Derek, Stacy, Tyler, and Lauren. A celebration of life will be held Monday, Nov. 15, 6:30pm, Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, Centennial, CO. Private family rites will be at Mountain Lawn Cemetery, Lead at a later date.
Robert Vail Brechtel (April 25, 1925-October 13, 2021) 96 of Vale, was the youngest of five children born to Hubert and Ina Brechtel. Marrying the girl he saw singing the National Anthem from a truck box with a piano at a Farmer’s Union picnic, Robert shared 74 1/2 miraculous years with the…
William L. Severns of Spearfish, SD passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021, with loving family at his side after a long journey struggling from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body Dementia.
Sandra Lynette (Bush) Lockhart, of Spearfish, SD, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73 on October 14, 2021 at 12:15 am. Sandy was born to Jerry and Norma (Jean) Bush in Laramie, WY, on January 24, 1948. The family moved from Laramie when she was 3, to a ranch 8 miles north of Sturgis, SD. She enjoyed ranch life, loved to ride horses and take care of the cattle with Dad. After graduating from Sturgis High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wyoming for a couple years and then finished her college years at Black Hills State University with a teaching degree, and later extending her education with beauty school. She married Marlon Howard Lockhart in 1973, and from that marriage came 2 children, Jason Howard Lockhart, and Pamela Jean Lockhart, and from those children came 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, Adria, Taryn, and Breck. She had many careers, including special-ed teacher, beautician, realtor, sales, and stay at home mom. Spare time was spent with her fiancé Tom, and getting together with friends. She always had a soft spot for animals, including several cats and birds that visited her and Tom’s home in Spearfish. She is survived by: her fiancé, Tom Chapman of Spearfish; brother, Randy Bush of Sturgis; children, Jason (Meredith) Lockhart of Okinawa, Japan, and Pamela (Damian) Horner of Plainfield, IN; grandchildren, Ethan Horner, Emily Horner, Adria Lockhart, Taryn Lockhart, and Breck Lockhart; nephew, Dustin (Jenna) Bush and their daughter, Aria; niece, Cassi Bush and daughters, Timber, and Hunter; and niece, Nicole Wilder. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Norma Jean Bush; and her husband, Marlon Lockhart. A Memorial service will be held at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, followed by a service at Black Hills National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Spearfish Animal Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Gathering of family and friends for Kevin Trigg will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at the Moose Lodge. Kevin Trigg, 64, passed away Oct. 3, 2021. Kevin Glen Trigg was born in New Underwood, S.D., to Harold and Iva Mae (Cooke) Trigg of Elms Springs, S.D. He was the youngest of 11 …
David John Reinert (October 28, 1954) 66, of Mud Butte, South Dakota, shuffled off this mortal coil on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. In spite of his flaws of ordering his steak done medium well, adding too much sugar to his coffee, and napping at inopportune times, he was generally well regar…
Anna L. (Olson) Steinmeyer, 91, of Spearfish, passed peacefully into eternal life on October 8, 2021. after a fall at home and a short stay in Pathways Hospice in Loveland, Colo.
Verna “Butch” Nelson, 81 of Lead, SD passed away peacefully with her loved ones, both near and far, close to her heart on September 30, 2021 at the Hospice House in Rapid City, SD.
Gregor Byron McFarland, 84, of Sturgis, SD, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, near Sturgis. Gregor Byron McFarland was born September 16, 1937, in Sturgis, SD, to Gladys (Holst) and George B. McFarland. He was the 8th of 10 children and was raised on the family ranch. He attended Sturgis Elementary, Bend Country School, and Morse Creek School. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1955, and often said that high school and playing football were some of the best times of his life. He attended SDSU for 1 year before returning home to help his father on the ranch. He winked at Ardith Kay Strong at a dance in Whitewood, SD, and the rest is history. They married November 19, 1960, and created a life together for the next 60 + years on the ranch he bought from his father. This ranch had been homesteaded in 1879, by his great-grandfather, James McFarland. There they raised their 5 children: Kristina (Tim) Todd, Kenny (Kelli) McFarland, Brenda (David) Janovy, Darla (Kevin) LaVallee, and Gerald McFarland. This ranch holds many special memories for their grandchildren: Courtney (GB) Fischbach and their children, Tucker, and Addie; Casey McFarland; Melana (Jeremy) Walston and their children, Ryder, Beckam, Teagan, and Saylor; Travis (LeighAnn) Todd; Breanna, Michael, and Nicholas Janovy; Mariah Sievert and her children Tommy and Wyatt; Cody, Carsen, and Maddie McFarland. Gregor’s hobby was “work” and his favorite place to be and visit was “home”. He was always happiest working his cattle and land, growing his ranch, working with his “helpmate” (as his mother referred to Ardith once), and with his children working by his side. He was never too busy to pick up petrified wood or pick sweet peas to take back to his partner in life. These flowers were more appreciated than the crawdads, baby bunnies, turtles, and even baby fawns that he brought in to her at times. He was always humble and the hardest working man anyone knew. He never wanted to ‘put on the dog’. He always wore work clothes into the bank because he ‘didn’t want them to think he had money’. Any extra pennies (and many borrowed ones) went to building the ranch. There were many happy memories of swimming breaks during the heat of haying, fun vacations (that he was usually more than ready to get home from), and many fun times enjoying friends, family and nature; especially memorable Sunday afternoon adventures after church. He is survived by his loving wife, Ardith (who cared for him in their home until his death); his children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; along with many special relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys; his parents-in-law, Blanche (Blake), and Ralph Strong; his grandson, Casey McFarland; four brothers; three sisters; many in-laws; and special cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. They are now reunited in heaven celebrating his life. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, SD, with Pastor Larry Reinhold officiating. Memorial has been established to Rainbow Bible ranch. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Kelton Dean Pullen, 9, of Deadwood, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, near Deadwood from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the Lead-Deadwood High School Auditorium in Lead. A second memorial service…
James Ray Brackett, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Monument Health, Rapid City. Services will be held Oct. 9, 2021, 3 p.m., Assembly of God, Lead, with visitation one hour prior. Condolences may be sent to www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Wanda Alice Blakeman, 55, passed away Oct. 1, 2021, at Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyo. She was born Nov. 22, 1965, in Rapid City, to Ted and Clara (Morganflash) Blakeman. She was living in Sundance Wyoming at the time of her passing.
Who passed from our world, May 13th 2021, was born (Jan. 6th, 1930.) Lived on Main Street and loved (Francis Lauer) in Deadwood South Dakota. Besides being an extraordinary human being, she was among other things, a teacher, traveler, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Girl Scout, Basketball Coach, Aunt, Wife, Sister, Queen, Chocaholic, Pianist, and Scuba diver. Come join us celebrate her funeral Mass Friday, October 8th, 2021 @ 10:00am. St. Ambrose Church (Main Street Deadwood.)
Perry was called home to the Lord Sept. 30, 2021. He was born on July 2, 1960, to Bert and Susan Messmer in Dickinson, N.D. He grew up in Deadwood, and graduated from LHS in 1978. He drove truck for most of his life after high school. Most recently he drove with Hammond Trucking hauling road…
Betty Jane (Pack) Mitcheltree, 70, of Belle Fourche died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Deadwood, to Herman and Jane (Webb) Pack. She grew up with her family and attended school in Deadwood.
Maria Corey, 85, of Deadwood, went to be in her Eternal Church on Sept. 28 with a resolute faith that she passed on to her children. She was born in Ober-Eidisch, Rumania to Johann and Susanna Klein on Aug. 16, 1936. During World War II in 1944 she moved with her parents and family to Austr…
Who passed from our world, May 13th 2021, was born Jan 6th, 1930. Lived on Main Street and loved (Francis Lauer) in Deadwood South Dakota. Besides being an extraordinary human being, she was among other things, a teacher, traveler, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Girl Scout, Basketball Coach, Aunt, Wife, Sister, Queen, Chocaholic, Pianist, and Scuba diver. Come join us celebrate her funeral Mass Friday, October 8th, 2021 @ 10:00am. St. Ambrose Church Main Street Deadwood.
Edna Ann Vrem of Spearfish, South Dakota passed away peacefully at the Deadwood SD hospital with loving family at her bedside on September 26, 2021. Born April 9th 1931, in McVille, North Dakota to Halvor Lofthus and Ida Gutterud Lofthus. Edna was raised on the family farm and attended school in Tolna, ND. She was married to Kenneth Vrem on October 15th 1950. They farmed on the Vrem family farm until they moved to Devils Lake, ND in 1955. Edna worked for Otter Tail Power Co. and Montana Dakota Utilities and retired in 1991. She enjoyed her family, volunteering at church, tending her flowers and exploring her Norwegian heritage. She is survived by her Daughter Gail (Karl) Simonyak, Grandsons Joel Simonyak and Erik (Katie) Simonyak, Cody (Chauncey Mae) Vrem and Bradley Vrem, Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Vrem and her five Great Grandchildren Burke, Vera, Charles, William, Emmalynn and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, son David, infant son, sister Irene and brother George and her parents. Funeral Services Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with burial in Devils Lake Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Condolences to www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com
Charles “Chuck” Pearson, 79, of Aladdin, Wyo., died at his home Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 17, 1941, the youngest of Frank A. and Claudice (Davis) Pearson’s three children, spending his entire life on the ranch his grandparents Charles and Nan…
Funeral services for John Wolff, age 67, of Spearfish, SD and Lemmon, SD, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon, SD. Pastor David Skjoldal will officiate with burial to follow in the Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, SD. The Funeral service for John will be livestreamed and a link made available on John’s obituary at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com. John Harold Wolff passed away on Friday, September 24th, 2021 after complications from rapidly progressive vascular dementia and a brief time at the SD Human Services Center in Yankton surrounded by family. John was born May 19, 1954 in Elgin, ND to Harold and Lila (Wyman) Wolff. He lived on the family farm southeast of Lemmon with his parents and four older siblings. His kind and gentle manner from the beginning made him a family favorite. John attended both rural and Lemmon public elementary schools. He left high school during his junior year to help run the farm. He returned to Lemmon High School for his senior year in the fall of 1972, was elected class president and graduated in the spring of 1973. On March 19, 1985 he married Rhonda Ladd. John was a wonderful father to their three daughters and did his best to give them a great chance at happy lives. Dylan recognized what he needed in a dad, and John got his son to raise. (It was grand for both of them) He was very close to his grandchildren. John also loved his dogs and while many are gone he never forgot them. A man of the west, he loved the country life and the person it made him. They lived on the farm until relocating to Spearfish in 1991. Though John continued to run the farm, his main business in the ensuing years was in rental real estate in the Spearfish area. John took joy in his family, fully supporting the grandchildren’s participation in sports and other endeavors. He worked hard all his life, rarely taking a vacation or even a day off, seeming to revel in all he accomplished. John discovered value in computer use and was amazed at his ability to follow the stock market and monitor world events. He was a news enthusiast who kept well informed and added knowledge and insight to his frequent coffee and gab sessions. John was never one to miss the chance to visit and tell jokes. He was a wonderful companion and friend. Although physically diminished with such a debilitating illness, his kindness and spirit prevailed. He was known for his great generosity toward those in need. Survivors include his wife Rhonda; daughters Rachelle (Ray) Bergin, Rennette (Shad) Waldo, Rayna Coyle; grandsons, Dylan, Dusty and Cyrus Bergin, Damon (Jaselyn) Coyle and Landon Coyle; great-granddaughters, Kaprie Willow Marae Bergin and Atalee J Coyle; sisters, Diane Sorum, Virginia Kostanich and Constance (Jack) Kushman; brother Leslie (Jackie) Wolff; and numerous nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Lila Wolff and granddaughter, Sascha Marie Waldo. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
David Lee Cartner was born October 30, 1951 to Cecil and Marilyn Cartner in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was 1 of 4 children. He lived in California for the majority of his childhood and part of his young adulthood. David graduated high school in 1969 and joined the Navy the same year. While in the Navy, he served two tours in Vietnam where he earned 17 air medals with the Seawolves. He married the love of his life, Beverly, in 1972 and they had their only child, Tanya, in 1974. David and Beverly moved to South Dakota where he spent 25 years in the mining industry before retiring in 2012. In his later years, David moved closer to his daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. David succumbed to cancer on August 24, 2021 in Sioux Falls, SD. He is survived by his sisters: Kathy Faust and Mary Anderson; daughter: Tanya (Jason) Lancaster: his grandson: Trevor (Jessica) Cartner; granddaughter: Kaylee Cartner; and two wonderful great-grandchildren: Blake and Lucas Cartner. He was preceded in death by his parents: Cecil and Marilyn Cartner; sister: Judy Ulias; niece: Marylynn Parco; and his best friend and love of his life: Beverly Cartner. David will be most remembered by those close to him for his love of fishing, hunting, and being a wonderful husband, father, papa, and friend to many. He will be honored with full military honors at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD on October 8, 2021 at 2:30 PM with a Celebration of Life to follow at the VFW in Deadwood, SD at 4:00 PM. barnett-lewis.com.
Mary Alice (McGuigan) Tetrault was born Jan. 20, 1924, to Charles & Mamie (Kerwin) McGuigan. After living a long and Christ-filled life, she died Sept. 23, 2021, at Belle Estates in Belle Fourche, where she was loved like family and treated like a queen.
Harold George Covell was born on February 7, 1950, to his parents William and Rosella (Marsh) in Watertown, SD. They welcomed him as the second child in their family. At an early age, his parents relocated to Lead, SD, where Harold’s love of hunting, fishing, and trapping began; he enjoyed d…
Frances Angela (Rahonce) Perkins passed away on September 22, 2021 after a long stay in memory care, she was 84 years old. Frances – or Fran, as she was known to friends was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Cyril and Angela (Pivik) Rahonce (both deceased) in 1936. She lived much of her life …
Sharon Winter McGregor of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer while in the loving hospice care of her son Scot McGregor and his family.