Archive - 2012

November 1st

Barbara Stone

Barbara Stone, 79, of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Barbara Ann Hedeen was born August 2, 1933, in Kadoka, the daughter of Roy M. and Margaret (Nielsen) Hedeen. She grew up in Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1951.
Barbara was united in marriage to Eldon “Gene” Stone on June 8, 1953, in Rapid City, and they were happily married for 58 years.
She lived most of her life in Kadoka, except for about 20 years, when she moved with Gene as he found more exciting teaching and coaching positions.

Linda L. Wilkie

Linda Lee Wilkie, 59, of Rapid City, S.D., died on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Linda was born in Rapid City on June 17, 1953, to Ed and Opal (Anderson) Bodkin. She grew up in the Billsburg/Milesville area and then the family moved to Philip, where she graduated from high school in 1971 and from Karl John’s Beauty College in 1973.
Linda married William “Bill” Wilkie on December 26, 1973. Bill and Linda had four children, Tanya, Tracy, Travis and Sherri.

Arlene LaVonne Kolbu

Arlene LaVonne Kolbu, 84, Sturgis and formerly of Red Owl, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, at her home in Sturgis.
Visitation was held on Tuesday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with a service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Union Center Community Baptist Church in Union Center with Pastor Wes Lebrier officiating. Burial follows at Pleasant View Cemetery near Red Owl.
A memorial has been established to the Red Owl Hall.

Sidney Eugene Schad

Sidney Eugene Schad was a man of the Earth. Nothing pleased him more than farming from its planting stage to harvesting the swaying grain and heavy sunflower heads. Sidney was born March 31, 1948 in Pierre, South Dakota to Donald A. and Helen S. (Anderson) Schad.

October 26th

Russell Means

Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American Indian nation within U.S. borders, the activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee reveled in the spotlight.

Senator George S. McGovern

George Stanley McGovern, husband and father, teacher and politician, proud South Dakota Democrat, author and advocate for the poor, lived a life of service through decades of American history he also strongly influenced.
Born in Avon, South Dakota on July 19, 1922 to the Rev. Joseph and Frances McLean McGovern, George left Dakota Wesleyan University DWU), in Mitchell, where he excelled in debate, to join the Army-Air Force in 1943.

Michael G. Tavernier

A celebration of life was held for Michael G. Tavernier, 60, of Coos Bay, Ore., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Bastendorff County Park pavilion.
Mike was born August 25, 1952, in Pierre, S.D., the son of Raymond and Betty (Sommers) Tavernier. He passed away September 26, 2012, in Coos Bay.
He moved to Oregon as a child with his family and graduated from Marshfield High School.
He worked several years at Weyerhaeuser, and the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. He also worked in tunnel construction. He helped build the Portland Zoo tunnel.

Gertrude E. Woodden

Gertrude E. Woodden, age 95 of New Underwood, S.D. died Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.
Gertrude E. Doughty was born February 23, 1917, in Rapid City, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Evenson) Doughty. She grew up north of Quinn and graduated from Wall High School. She then attended Spearfish Normal and earned her teacher’s certificate. She taught at rural schools for 21 years.

Mary Pekron

Mary Pekron, age 80, of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

October 9th

Duane Thomas

Funeral services for Duane A. Thomas, age 89, of Faith, SD were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith, SD with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites and full military honors followed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.