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Archive - 2008

November 5th

Elda Long

Elda Long, age 73 of Kadoka, SD, died November 2, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 6, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Music was provided by Lynn Seifert, pianist, and congregational hymns. Ushers were John Kramer and Sonny Newman.


David P. Ulmen

David Ulmen, age 67 of Kadoka, SD, died October 31, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, November 5, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant and Father Ron Garry as con-celebrant.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist.

Ushers were Bob and Jim Fugate.


October 27th

Thelma Deane Anderson

Thelma Deane Anderson, age 88 of of Reno, Nevada, formerly of Midland, SD, died October 25, 2008, at the Manor Care in Reno.

She was born March 13, 1920 in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Henry and Dena Bertelson Martin. She graduated from Midland High School, and spent several years ranching and breaking horses. Thelma jumped horses in shows throughout the country winning many competitions.

She was united in marriage to Curtis Seward Anderson in 1957. They spent many happy years with daughters Deanna and Faye, ranching in the Midland area.


October 23rd

Zane Hoffman

Zane Hoffman, age 22 of Creighton, SD, died October 20, 2008, as a result of a car accident near Creighton.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 23, at the Wall Community Center, with Pastor Sheri Fadley officiating.

Music was provided by Cheryl Walker, pianist, and Corrin Aucker, vocalist.

Ushers were Jake Nelson, Zane Nelson, Chance Dennis and Adam Rislov.

Pallbearers were John Dietrich, Will Willuweit, Clint Allison, Austin Livermont, Casey Shortbull and Phane Sundquist.

Interment was in the Rose Cemetery near Creighton.


October 10th

Grace I. O'Reilly

Grace I. O'Reilly, age 82, formally of Chelsea, SD died on Wednesday, October 1, at the home of her daughter in Puyallup, WA. Her memorial service will be Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield, SD. Father William Osborn will officiate. Internment will be at the Mellette Catholic Cemetery.

She was born on November 22, 1925 in Milesville, SD to George and Stella (Vandehei) LaFee. She attended school in Milesville and Philip, SD. She married M. Francis O'Reilly in Philip, SD. They had three children. Grace made her home in Chelsea for 39 years.


October 9th

Patty J. Henderson

Patty Henderson, 66, Valentine, NE, died as a result of a brain aneurysm on Saturday, October 4, 2008, following a brief stay at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Patty was born September 30, 1942, to Jerome and Rena Nemec in Midland. She attended Pheba Country School for eight years, followed by four years at Midland High School, where she enjoyed cheerleading and school dances.

She was united in marriage to Jerry Henderson on October 29, 1961, in Midland. They were blessed with a son, Jay, and a daughter, Dori.


Lyle Stevens

Lyle Stevens, age 91 of Kadoka, SD, died October 6, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services will be held Monday, Oct. 13th at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Rev. Gary McCubbin officiating. Interment will be in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 12th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home in Kadoka.

Lyle Bernard Stevens was born April 6, 1917, on his folks' homestead near Clearfield, SD, the son of William Arthur and Ruby (Fletcher) Stevens.

When he was four years old, the family moved to a ranch east of Wanblee.


Carlyn Williams

Carlyn Williams, age 63 of Philip, SD, died October 3, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7, at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, pianist, with congregational hymns. Usher was Rocky Williams.


Amiottes create handcrafted pine caskets

"When I die, I want to be buried in a pine box," is a quote that's been heard for many years. These people were not likely granted that request. That was until Alan Amiotte of Interior said he wanted to be buried in a pine box.

Long before he was diagnosed with cancer, his family knew what he wanted. Asta, his wife, recalled the day her son asked if his dad would care if he made his casket. "I told him he'd love it," Asta said. "His dad would have been very proud.


Golden West annual meeting draws crowd

Over 500 Cooperative members turned out in Wall, SD, to attend Golden West's 56th Annual Meeting on September 27, 2008. Highlighting this year's event were the financial performance of the Cooperative, changes to the Cooperative's Bylaws that included the expansion of the Cooperative and the election of directors.

Golden West Board President Rod Renner began the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and by recognizing the veterans in the audience. After approval of several agenda items, President Renner introduced retiring General Manager/CEO George Strandell.