Shirley Ann (VanHorn) Marsolek, 84, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023, at her home in Spearfish, SD.
Margaret Ann “Maggie” Maloney, 79, of Laramie, formerly of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed from her earthly home to be with her father in heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY. She was born January 5, 1944, in Ogden, Utah.
Zachary Jacob Burk was born to Randy and Ann Burk on November 12, 2002, in Chadron, Nebraska. He passed away in the comfort of his bedroom on February 8, 2018.
Donald J. Willuweit, 74, of Belle Fourche, SD, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at his sister and brother-in-law’s home under the care of Hospice.
Randall “Randy” T. Hegstrom, 60, of Gettysburg, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023, at Avera Gettysburg Hospital.
George (Don) Derosier passed away March 10, 2023 at the Garden Hills Assisted Living Home. He was 91!
Codey Allen Hines, 37 of Spearfish, SD passed of natural causes and went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2023.
Barton E. Willuweit passed away at home in the early hours of Friday morning, March 10, 2023.
Carol Lynn Coleman, 81, of Spearfish, SD, died on February 21, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN. Carol Lynn Coleman was born October 3, 1941 at Seneca, SD, to Clifford and Marjorie Coleman. She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1959 and went on to attend cosmetology school. After, she moved to Dupree, SD, where she went to work at her Aunt Ann Coleman’s hair salon. She soon met and married Ronald Lee Longbrake. Together, they had three children: Ronda, Robbi, and Guy. They moved to Eagle Butte, SD, and opened their own in-home hair salon. Education was always important to Carol Lynn; she continued her schooling at Northern State University and graduated in 1976 with a BA in Sociology. She went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1989. Carol Lynn was passionate about helping others, as evidenced by her long and successful career. She was a social worker in Mobridge, SD, and then taught classes at Standing Rock College for 12 years, growing the Human Services Program from four students to the biggest Department at the college. After becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, she turned her focus to Mental Health Counseling and specialized in addiction, domestic violence, and PTSD. In 2005 she opened her own business, Big Horn Counseling, in Gillette, WY. She embraced cutting-edge therapies before they became mainstream. She practiced a trauma therapy called EMDR before it was a widely accepted therapy. Recently, she was certified in LENS, a technology that uses low energy neurofeedback to change the brain. As a Trauma Therapist, she believed some people needed more than talk therapy to heal. She loved her clients and her career. Her passion extended to her politics. A lifelong democrat, she was actively involved in politics and believed in equality for all. A highlight of her political life was when she was elected as a Committeewoman for the State of Wyoming. She also got to attend the Democratic National Convention and cast an official electoral vote for Barack Obama to be the President of the United States. Horses were an important part of Carol Lynn’s life; she got her love for them from her dad. He got her a pony named Dusty. She later gave this same pony to her kids to ride. She was on the NSU college rodeo team and served as President of the NSU Rodeo Club. Ron and Carol Lynn purchased a race horse named Peace Train. Peace Train became the foundation of many of the horses they bred and trained for the track and rodeo arena. She loved rodeo and hauled her three kids to rodeos every summer. Being the oldest of six children, Carol Lynn was a natural caretaker. She opened her heart and her doors to children who needed family at Christmas, to neighborhood kids that needed guidance, to nieces and nephews that needed a home for summer break, to foster children, to anyone that wanted to learn about horses and rodeo. Carol Lynn always had a kind word and a motivational speech for anyone that needed it! She loved to laugh and tell jokes; she had a wicked sense of humor. But most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them. Carol Lynn is survived by daughters; Ronda Longbrake Trowman (Bill) of Luther, OK, and Robbi Longbrake (Daman Heitz) of Newell, SD; son, Guy Brady Longbrake of Bismarck, ND; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley, Ryder, Nicolette, Peyton, Kennedy and Brady; one great grandchild, Graham; sisters Coleen Krier, Sandy Coleman, and Penny Coleman all of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Carol Lynn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kole (KC) Coleman; and sister, Bonnie Coleman. Memorial services for Carol Lynn Coleman will be held at the United Church of Christ in Dupree, SD, on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Maureen Salat, age 78, of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the comfort of her own home on March 2, 2023. Maureen was born to Oakley & Elizabeth Roe and raised in a large family in Norway, Iowa. She met and married the love of her life, Ronald Salat. For 59 years, they lived, loved & laughed together. She is survived by her loving husband Ronald Salat, her two children Todd (Shay) Salat and Valerie (Donald) Richards, and her two grandchildren, Natalie (Torrey) McLoughlin and Cole Richards. She’s also survived by her two sisters, Ellen (Mark) Kashino and Kathy Schmid along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Maureen was laid to rest during a private graveside service in the Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Norway, Iowa.
Truman Bradley Goddard, 79, of Whitewood, SD passed Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at home.
Robert Joseph (Joe) Wood was born to Dr. Robert M. and Edna Marie Wood on August 7th, 1949 in Chicago, IL. He died unexpectedly at his home in Spearfish, SD on March 2, 2023.
Shirley Jean (Larive) Frasier enjoyed her last day on this earth on March 3, 2023. Shirley was born on May 1, 1937, the youngest of 13 children to Arthur and Tillie (Lloyd) Larive. She attended schools in Sundance, Rapid City, Deadwood and graduated from Spearfish High School in 1955.
Kennth Jobe “Ike” passed away on February 10th, 2023, at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation in Arlington, WA at the age of 95. Kenneth was born on April 3, 1927 in Lead, South Dakota, the son of John Arthur & Amelia May Jobe. Kenneth was in the United States Army from 1946-1949, where he spent three years overseas on an outpost that is now North Korea. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he went back to Lead and returned to work at the Homestake Mine. On January 13, 1951, he married the love of his life, Betty (Main) and together they had two children. They remained in Lead and Kenneth Continued to work at Homestake Mine until 1957 when they moved to Anacortes, WA. In Anacortes, he worked at several mills, including the Anacortes Veneer Plywood Mill/Publishers Forest Products. He retired in 1989 from Mt Baker Plywood. Kenneth & Betty then moved to their beloved cabin they had built at Cascade River Park in Marblemount, WA. Kenneth loved hiking up in the Cascade Mountains up into his 80’s. He was also an avid hockey fan. He loved going to games with his son when he could, otherwise watching it on TV. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty & his half-brother, Lowell. He is survived by his Sister Helen Tomera, son Ken, Daughter Sharon, Grandchildren Heidi (Matt) Darnell, Sandi (Britt) Moore, Kenny (Kristina) & Michael (Danielle) Jobe & Jennifer (Bobby) Anthony as well as eleven Great-Grandchildren, four Great-Great-Grandchildren, numerous Nieces & Nephews & his faithful dog, Gypsy. Per Kenneth’s request, there will be no service.
Carol Ann (Remington) Smits, 69, Belle Fourche, formerly of Sturgis, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 24, 2023, at her home in Belle Fourche. Carol was born on May 25, 1953, to Francis and Sylvia Remington, in Deadwood, SD. Throughout her life, she was blessed with six children. On April 12, 2002 she married Mandel Smits. In their 22 years together, they enjoyed working with the Smits Tree Service, taking care of their horses and dogs, and especially antiquing at second hand stores. When they were not at home, they could be found at a secondhand store or at the Millstone Restaurant. Carol loved spending time with family and, most of all, her grandkids who “kept her Young”. She had many special memories playing cards with neighbors, and holidays with family. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Mandel Smits, Belle Fourche; children; Eric Quillen of Sturgis, Deanna (Andrew) Kimmel of Roundup, MT, Tami (Randy) Schaefer of Hulett, WY, Tabitha Sokolowski of Spearfish, Patrick Quillen of Huron, and Cheyenne Bertolotto of Belle Fourche; 15 grandchildren; sister, Karla (Pat) Aplin of Rapid City; brother, Duane (Melonie) Remington, Kansas; and many beloved family and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother and father, and one child. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023, 11:00 a.m., at Sturgis City Park, Sturgis, SD. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefuneralfs.com.
James (Jimbo) Frederick Burns, Deadwood all American man, the best husband, father, grandpa passed away unexpectedly breaking our hearts with his sweetie by his side …wagon’s ho!
Guy LaMont, 40, of Huron and formerly of Spearfish, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023. His memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 5 at the Kuhler Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 3:30 PM. Grateful for having been a part of Guy’s life journey are his parents, Myron and Vicki; his “problem” sister, Kelsi; his nephew and his reason for living, Ryder; as well as his grandma, Dorothy Miller. His extended family is extensive with many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friend, Liz. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com
Dorothy (Reinbold) Thomas, beloved wife of 67 years to Bernard John Thomas, who predeceased her in 2013, died on February 8, 2023 at Spearfish Canyon Health Center.
Jan. 20, 1970 - Feb. 16, 2023 Richard McGrath, 53, Whitewood, S.D., died Thursday, Feb. 16. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a vigil at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at St. Patrick’s Church in Lead, S.D. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at the church. A reception will follow. Arrangements by Kirk Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Virginia Furrow, 98 of Spearfish, passed away at home on February 17, 2023, surrounded by her three children.
Charles E. Enderby, age 77, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Ava’s house in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born January 14, 1946 to Richard and Mary (Walker) Enderby.
The 84-year adventure of Delbert “Del” Martin Zambon drew to a close on February 15, 2023. Born on July 10, 1938, Del was the youngest child of Clemente and Rina (Bonato) Zambon of Lead, South Dakota, where he was raised with his siblings Irene, Clemente, and Rose After graduating from Lead High School, Del went to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he studied mechanical engineering. He graduated with honors in 1960. Del was a veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably discharged as a Captain in 1968. Del spent the next 38 years with Bechtel International, filling many roles including Vice President and Business Development Manager for the Pacific Rim. He worked abroad for 11 years, and traveled on business trips that took him around the world. In 1962, Del married his girlfriend of 6 years Jean Gilbertson, and they spent the next 60 years navigating the globe and the course of their lives together. They moved 16 times during their marriage, making their home in Puerto Rico, Canada, Singapore, and all over the United States. Del and Jean raised two children Teri (David) True of North Carolina, and Scott (Shawn) Zambon of California. Del loved to visit and travel with family. He made friends wherever he went. With retirement came the opportunity to build their dream home “on a hill” as Del always wanted. They chose to retire in South Dakota near family and built their home in Whitewood close to Del’s sister Rose. Del and Jean loved to share their home, and hosted many parties. Their neighbors quickly became family. In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren Ethan Zambon and Alexis Gentile, and sister-in-law Marion, Del leaves many nieces and nephews, dear friends, and his beloved dog, Duke. He is greeted in the next life by his parents, siblings, and his cherished pets, Lassie, Princess, and Duchess. Del treated his pets like royalty. In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to the SPCA, animal shelter or environmental charity of your choice. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Whitewood. Read the full obituary at www.kinkadefunerals.com
John Mattson, DDS, MSD, was born in Lead, SD 10/28/41 and died 2/17/23. Taught at Creighton Dental School 41 years. Survived by wife Sheila, daughter and son-in-law Mechaela & Brian Herreman, son Steve Mattson, 5 grandchildren Erica and Austin Mattson, Jordan Hayden and Joshua Herreman, brother-in-law and his wife Wayne & Hannah Sittler of Arizona, nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn, NE. Memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society. Reichmuth Funeral Homes, 21901 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, NE 68022. www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Jessie Sachau Tschetter passed away peacefully at Friendly Horizons Assisted Living Facility in Summerset, SD on February 16th at the age 97. Jessie was born in eastern SD to Ernest and Cleo Tyler on November 23, 1925. She was the middle child growing up on the farm with her four siblings,…
Jack Nikodym, age 72 of Belle Fourche, died Monday, February 6, 2023 at his home with his loving wife and family by his side.
Friend, Mother, and beloved Grandmother, Diann Dietzman was born on October 19, 1943 in Redfield, SD and passed away on Monday February 13, 2023 in Spearfish SD, from a courageous battle with cancer.
Debra Mitchell, age 68 of Belle Fourche, died Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, WA.
Dr. James (Jim) Hess made a lasting impact on his profession and a left a powerful legacy in his community. During his lifetime, he was able to build a secure lifestyle and strong financial base for himself and others, but his life had a far more humble beginning.
Robert “Bob” Allen Richards, 84, of Spearfish died February 4, 2023 at the Department of Veterans Ft. Meade Hospital, Ft. Meade, SD.
Anthony “Pete” Fuller left the beautiful Black Hills and is not expected to return.
Remi Jane Brunson, age 4, of New Underwood, South Dakota , died on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Monument Health in Rapid City.
Rhonda Ross, age 68, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on January 7, 2023, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. She was with her brother Royal Ross and his wife LuAnn.
Dale Nelson Sogge was born to R. John Sogge and Anna (Nelson) Sogge on February 2, 1958 in Sturgis, SD. After briefly living in Whitewood, the family, which included older sister Laura, moved to a farm near Fruitdale, SD. During the ten years of living on the farm, Dale was involved with rid…
Gordon Michael “Griz” Moore, of Spearfish, SD, died on January 11, 2023, in Colorado Springs, CO. He was 76. Griz was born in Joplin, MO in 1946 to Vera Shull and Gordon C. Moore. After graduating highschool, he joined the Air Force in 1964. He served three tours with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, as a munitions specialist and instructor. In 1967, he married the former Cheryll Clayton, and remained married until his death for more than 55 years. After his service to the country, he attended college, graduating in 1978 from Missouri Southern State College with a bachelor’s degree in education. He started a sign studio in Joplin, MO and ran it from 1973 until 1990. Additionally, from 1982 to 1990, Griz worked as a middle school art teacher in the Neosho, MO school district. The couple then moved to Spearfish, SD, where he opened Grizzly Sign Studio, which he owned from 1990 until he retired in 2011. His work can still be seen throughout the area. He was a long-time member of the Letterheads, a professional organization of sign makers, and won national awards for his work. Griz loved adventure touring his BMW 1150 GS for many years, his bride riding with him. He was known for his fierce loyalty, creativity, engaging personality and quick wit. He is survived by his wife Cheryll of Spearfish, SD; his daughter Trisha Montoya, her husband Marcus and their daughter Arianna of Colorado Springs, CO; Cheryll’s son Mark Howell, his wife Ann and children Lena and Ethan of Dallas, TX; sister Connie and husband Lawrence of Cassville, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Jerry Moore. A graveside service for Griz will be held at 2:30 p.m., February 17, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, 20901 Pleasant Valley Dr, Sturgis, SD, 57785. A celebration of life (party) will follow at the Sacred Mountain Retreat Center, 12032 Sacred Mtn Place, Deadwood, SD 57731. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to help defray the costs of the celebration.
Grant Edson Henning, 82 years old, Spearfish, SD, passed away peacefully at Fort Meade VA, on the night of January 29th, 2023.
Virginia “Ginnie” E. (Caldwell) Prascher, 82, of Sturgis, SD, died Friday, January 27, 2023, at Monument Health Rapid City hospital. Ginnie is survived by her children, Bob (Sandy) Strong of Sioux Falls, SD, and Lonnie (Linda) Strong of Rapid City, SD; her brother, Dana Caldwell of Rapid City, SD: many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ginnie is preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Irene (Fish) Caldwell, husband, Warren Prascher, daughters, Glenda Plunkett, and Gina Engle. Burial will be with her beloved husband, Warren Prascher, at Black Hills National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Legion, Post 33. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Glenn Riley, age 90 of Belle Fourche, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at the Monument Health Spearfish Hospital.
Wanda “Lois” Larson, 91, of Liberty Missouri, and formerly a longtime resident of Sturgis and Wakonda, South Dakota, entered heaven on January 25th, 2023. Forever faithful to God, Lois was a steward of the gift of music and was a friend to everyone, everywhere.
On November 30, 2022 Edward Michael Koskey III of Spearfish, SD went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 62. He was survived by his teenage son Michael Koskey, who was his world. Ed was proud to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps until he received an honorable discharge with the rank of Lance Corporal in November of 1980. He enjoyed time with his son watching Marvel movies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles together, playing games and legos, and especially fishing. A memorial service will be given in his honor on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 4:00 PM at Connection Church in Spearfish.
Antoinette “Babe” Pelkey was born to Art and Katherine Kilker on December 23, 1924, in Sturgis, SD. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Francis Pelkey, parents, Arthur and Katherine (Raskob) Kilker, Daughter, Debbie May; and two sisters. Babe is survived by son-in-law, Bob May; her two grandchildren, Bobby (Megan), and Becky May, CA; Great Grandson, Matthew May; four nephews; two nieces; seven great-nephews; and three great-nieces; and many other special friends. Babe Pelkey, 98, of Sturgis, SD, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Monument Health Sturgis hospital. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Interment to follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Dale McPherson, age 93, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 01/13/2023. Dale was born on October 2, 1929 to Eugene and Ida (Thiers) McPherson, being the youngest of 8 children. He grew up 26 miles east of Sturgis on a 20,000 acre Hereford cattle ranch, where his father and grandfather wer…
With very heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Victoria Greco of Lead, South Dakota at the age of 70. She was born in Alliance, Nebraska on March 8, 1952 to Alvin and Bonnie Fiester. Our loving mother, sister, aunt and grandmother passed away on January 8, 2023, at the Sturgis Hospice House with family by her side. Vicky had a short but intense battle with Hashimoto Encephalitis. Victoria is survived by her 3 children, Tasha (Sean) Romanjenko, Jamee (Dale) Metzger and Brandon (Therese) Greco, 10 Grandchildren, 6 Great grandchildren and 6 siblings, Alva (Curt) haugan, Lynn Brown, Randy (Javon) Fiester, Robyn Novotny, Brenda Gabel and Candis Vilhauer. She is leaving behind many great family memories. Victoria loved her family above all else and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She truly loved her family very much. She will always be our forever “Fun Shine”. Never to be forgotten. Victoria will be sadly missed. May she rest in God’s arms. A celebration of Life is being planned for May 6th. Condolences may be sent to www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Larry Weich, age 73 of Spearfish, died Thursday, January 12, 2023 at his home with his loving wife by his side.
Gary Clark Ivers, 75, passed away December 29, 2022. He was born February 15, 1947, in Watauga, South Dakota to Vernon and Gladyce (Skotvold) Ivers. The family moved to Belle Fourche, SD, where he graduated from high school in 1965.