Archive - May 23, 2012

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Donald L. “Don” Aby

Donald L. Aby died Monday afternoon, May 21, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Donald L. Aby, better known as Don to his family and friends, was born March 18, 1949, at Pierre, the son of Perry C. Aby, Sr. and Irma Mae (Masek) Aby. He grew up in the Owanka community where he began receiving his education at Owanka Rural School. He then attended one year of high school in New Underwood. The family moved to Philip where he graduated from Philip High School in 1968. During his high school years, he worked at a gas station for Tyrone Moos.

Robert J. “Bob” Schnyder, Jr.

Robert John “Bob” Schnyder, Jr., the husband for nearly 48 years of former Philip resident, Alice Janet Minard, has died in California. He was 87.
Born January 8, 1925, in New Orleans, La., Bob grew up loving all kinds of sporting contests and would hop on his bike and ride around his area of the city until he found a game to play in. He became a student of many sports; and his enthusiasm, dedication, and natural athletic ability led to his winning awards and championships as a player in high school and college, and later, as a coach.

Peggy Benne

Peggy Benne, age 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Wall, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her home in Rapid City.
Peggy Johnson was born May 12, 1928, in New Underwood, the daughter of Sam and Lila (Packman) Johnson. She was raised in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1946. She then went on to Black Hills Teacher’s College and got her teaching certificate.

Morris E. Sandal

Morris Earl Sandal, age 82, of Rapid City was born January 22, 1930 in Pierre to Arthur and Mildred (Wilsbacher) Sandal. He grew up on the family farm in rural Hayes and attended Midland High School. He later lived in Sturgis where he raised a family. He was employed for 35 years with the State of South Dakota, with over twenty years as an inspector with the SD Public Utilities Commission. Upon his retirement in Rapid City, Morris became an avid golfer, playing with the Senior Men's League.