Archive - 2013

January 23rd

Alma Weller

Alma Weller, 96, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Avera Eureka Health Care Center.
Alma Wolff, the last surviving child of Jacob and Christina (Gohl) Wolff, was born March 27, 1916, in McPherson County. She married Emil Weller on August 25, 1940. In 1955 she and Emil opened the Eureka Bakery which they operated until their retirement in 1974. She was a life time member of Zion American Lutheran Church.

Ruby Kosters

Ruby Helm Kosters, 74, of Pierre, SD, was called home to heaven on Thursday January 17, 2013, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre and has now joined the legions who walk with God.
Ruby Gene Helm was born March 30, 1938, to Frieda Belle (Seiler) and Arthur Henry Helm at their farm northwest of Java, SD. She attended country school through eighth grade and Java High School, graduating in 1956. Ruby attended business college for one year in Aberdeen and worked at the county courthouse serving in the treasurer’s office.

January 21st

Earl Moe

Earl Moe, 89, Fulton, SD, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday with Masonic Services at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clifford D. “Cliff” Ramsey

Clifford D. “Cliff” Ramsey, age 81, of Philip, S.D., died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Clifford D. Ramsey was born May 13, 1931, in Philip, the son of Claude and Hilda (Sether) Ramsey. He attended Philip High School and as a junior, was part of the undefeated, unscored-upon football team. He graduated from Philip High School in 1950.
Cliff’s dad died when he was 13, so Cliff assisted in running his parents’ ranch at a young age. After high school he remained at the ranch.