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Archive - 2012

December 19th

Jessie Tibbs Keckler

Jessie Tibbs Keckler, 68, of Eagle Butte, S.D., passed away on November 29, 2012, at Pierre.
Jessie Tibbs was born in Pierre on November 10, 1944, one of five children of Esther "Boyd" Tibbs and Ancel Tibbs. She attended rural schools until eighth grade when she moved in with her grandmother and attended Stanley County High School, where she graduated. She attended Black Hills State University where she received her degree in education.
She married her husband of 46 years, Jerry Keckler, on August 18, 1966, in Pierre.


Ida Mae “Patty” Patterson

Ida Mae “Patty” Patterson, age 80, of Kadoka, S.D., died Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ida Mae Shoemaker was born December 1, 1932, in Pierre, the daughter of Rollie and Eva (McKean) Shoemaker. She attended country school and graduated from Philip High School. One of Patty’s fondest memories is the old Cozy Hotel, which her parents owned and operated in Philip.


Wilma Daniel

Wilma Daniel, age 98, of Philip, S.D., died Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Wilma Orpha Ernst Daniel was born December 3, 1914, near Bloomfield, Iowa, the second of five children born to Emanuel and Iva (Provo) Ernst. In 1919, the family moved to a ranch 28 miles north of Midland. She attended grade school in a country school and high school in Midland.


Patricia "Pat" Kolb

Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison. Fr. Tony Grossenburg officiated. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis Tuesday afternoon.


December 13th