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April 23rd, 2014

Mitchell Allen Crawford______________________

Mitchell Allen Crawford, 50, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after a sudden medical event.
Born October 1, 1963, in Philip, S.D., to Joe and Ardie Crawford, Mitch graduated from Stevens High School in 1981, attended BHSU off and on for several years, and worked at family businesses, including JR's Bar & Grill, Smokin' Joe's -- and, for the last decade, Integrated Commercial Solutions.
Mitch married Carla Trembore (Rapid City), becoming loving stepdad to Hunter, 13, and his life was filled with sustained and unique meaning when son Cooper, 9, arrived.


April 9th

LaVerna D. Briggs________________________________

LaVerne DaVeen Briggs, 76, of Anacortes, Wa., traveled home to be with Jesus on Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home, with her family by her side.
LaVerna was born in Tablerock, Neb., to David Wright Quinnett and LaZetta Mae Frazier on June 20, 1937. At age two, her parents were divorced and she was raised by her mama.
The family grew as mom LaZetta remarried and four siblings entered the picture: Darlene, Larry, Bob and Sharon. LaVerna was her mother’s right-hand helper in the raising of these two boys and two girls.


March 20th

Dale M. Jarman__________________________________

Dale M. Jarman, age 79, of Midland, S.D., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dale Merle Jarman was born June 27, 1934, at his parents’ homestead, three miles west of Nowlin the son of Merle F. and Borghild (Dale) Jarman. He grew up and received his education at the Nowlin School until the eighth grade, and then attended Midland High School, graduating in 1953. After graduation, he remained on the ranch with his parents.


Charles A. Willert, Sr.____________

Charles A. Willert, Sr., age 76, of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Cavanaugh and her husband, William, of Riverton, Wyo.; one son, Charles A. “Chuck” Willert, Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Wasilla, Alaska; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Oliver Willert of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Patricia G. “Patsy” Freeman_________________________

Patricia G. “Patsy” Freeman, age 65, of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Patricia G. “Patsy” Schofield was born on July 3, 1948, in Pierre, the daughter of Matthew V. “Mike” and Thelma Jean (Fosheim) Schofield. She grew up in Midland and attended school there until the 11th grade. She graduated from Philip High School in 1966 and afterwards attended Black Hills Teachers College. She was a rural school teacher in Murdo and Ft. Pierre.


March 6th

Robert L. Young__________________________________

Robert Leroy Young, age 94, of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Robert Leroy Young was born June 15, 1919, at Reeds Spring, Mo., the son of Edgar and Narcissus “Dude” (Smith) Young. At the age of five, he moved with his family to Pajaro Valley, Calif., where he received his education.


March 4th

Edith “Thelma” Johannesen_________________________

Edith "Thelma" Johannesen, age 97, Quinn, S.D., died March 2, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.


February 6th

Ken Halligan__________________________________

Ken Halligan, 92 of Pierre, S.D., died Wednesday, January 29 at his home.
Kenneth William Halligan was born August 2, 1921, to Frank and Ethel (Rousch) Halligan at Cedar Butte. In 1931, they moved their family to Parmelee. Ken attended school at Running Bird for the first four years and transferred to Parmelee School after the move, remaining there through the 11th grade. His senior year was spent at Curtis, Neb., attending the Nebraska School of Agriculture.


Glen E. Allen___________________

Glen Eugene Allen, 76, formerly of Kennebec and Philip, S.D., died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the home of Mary and Leo Gillen under hospice care in Mitchell.
Glen was born on August 28, 1937, to Lillian Marie (Huffendieck) and (Elin Gustav, his orignial Swedish name) Gustav Allen in a farmhouse 10 miles northwest of Presho, Lyman County.


Marsha Jean Veal_______________________________

Memorial services for Marsha Jean Veal, age 59, of Meadow, S.D., were held Friday, January 31, at the Bison school gym. Rev. Dana Lockhart officiated.