Archive - 2013

November 20th

Elva Ellwein________________________

Funeral services for Elva Ellwein, age 92, of Mobridge and formerly of Isabel were held at 11 a.m. CT, Friday, October 25, 2013 at the UCC Church in Mobridge. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. MT Hillsview Cemetery in Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation was at 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Elva passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.

Duane L. Bessette_______________________________

Duane Lee Bessette, age 65, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Duane Lee Bessette was born January 3, 1948, in Rapid City, the son of Ernest and Mary (King) Bessette. He was raised in the Scenic area, where he received his education in the New Underwood and Wall school districts, graduating from Wall High School. He grew up enjoying the farm-ranch activities, such as 4-H, where he showed rabbits and prize Beefmaster calves.
He worked for Wall Drug after graduating from high school, then joined the U.S. Navy for a short time.

Shirley A. Parsons______________________________

Shirley A. Parsons, age 82, of Philip, S.D., died Monday, November 18, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Shirley A. Eymer was born September 10, 1931, in Midland, the daughter of Robert Keith and Laura Ellen (Hand) Eymer. She grew up in the Milesville area, where she attended rural school. She then attended Philip High School, graduating in 1949.

November 14th

Buster VanWyk__________________

Funeral services for Buster VanWyk, age 84, of Lodgepole, South Dakota, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Holland Center Church, rural Lodgepole, SD with Pastor Brad Burkhalter, officiating. Burial followed at the Holland Center Cemetery. Military Honors were afforded by the Johnson-Melary American Legion Post #115 of Hettinger, North Dakota.