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Archive - 2011

January 3rd

Clarence "Smokey" Petoske

Clarence "Smokey" Petoske, age 93 of Midland, South Dakota, died January 2, 2011, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Clarence E. Petoske was born April 5, 1917, at Capa, South Dakota, the son of Peter and Addie (Thomas) Petoske. He attended the Rolling Green grade school at Stanley County and high school at Capa and Midland, graduating in 1937.

Clarence entered the United States Army on July 15, 1942, at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. While in the Army, he married Arline Marie Nelson on November 2, 1944, at Durham, North Carolina.