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June 20th, 2014

Mike Shrader____________________________________

Mike Shrader, 55, of Pierre, S.D., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his home in Pierre
Mike was born June 30, 1958, in Sioux Falls to James and Barbara (Jessop) Shrader. He grew up in Sioux Falls, Philip and Ft. Pierre. While attending school in Ft. Pierre, he participated in track and cross country he also played the saxophone and won the John Phillips Sousa Award. He graduated from Stanley County High School in 1976. After high school, he attended Black Hills State for two years before moving to Arizona to work construction.


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Pastor Alvin P. Brucklacher____________________

Alvin Perry Brucklacher was born January 16, 1930, in Freeman, South Dakota, the son of John F. and Edna E. (Downer) Brucklacher. Alvin grew up in Turner County 11 miles southeast of Freeman. He attended school at Salem Township District #47. Before he started grade school his mother was given a message from God, that her son Alvin was going to grow up to be a minister, but she never told him, because she did not want him to be a minister because she said so. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed when in the 8th grade.


Mark Burns______________

Mark Owen Burns, age 59, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home in Dubuque.
Mark Burns was born February 21, 1955, in Quinn. The family lived in Philip where Mark received his elementary education. They later moved to Spearfish, where Mark graduated from in 1973. After graduation, Mark attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Mark spend 18 years working in the banking industry. He has lived the last five years in Dubuque.


Leslie Handcock__________________________________

Leslie Handcock, age 88, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Long Valley, died June 8, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Leslie Howard Handcock was born on April 17, 1926, in a farmhouse near Vermillion, the son of Maurice and Mae (Severson) Handcock.
He moved with his parents and brother, Donald, to Long Valley in March of 1927. By the time he was 10 years old he had started his lifelong career of farming and ranching. He continued to drive a tractor for over 70 years. Leslie enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing baseball and square dancing.