Archive - 2013

October 30th

Francis Horacek_________________________________

Francis J. Horacek, 90, of Yankton, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Fran was born in Yankton, SD on October 16, 1923 to Benedict and Dolphie (Pecenka) Horacek where he lived and grew up with his four siblings: Ben, Alma, Alice, and Dolores. Fran stayed in Yankton after graduating high school when he attended Yankton College for two years before entering in WWII in 1943. After serving 3 years in the war, Fran attended South Dakota State University where he played baseball and ran track for the Jackrabbits. At SDSU he met the love of his life, Dolores Almond.

Eva Louder__________________________

Eva C. Louder, 99, of Rapid City, and formerly of Draper died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Wood of Rapid City and Yvonne Laur of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the Murdo United Methodist Church on Friday, November 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service.

Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb

Funeral services for Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb, age 88, of Bison, South Dakota, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison, South Dakota Rev. Dana Lockhart officiated. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Military Honors were afforded by the Rogers-Smith American Legion Post #255 of Bison and the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.

Clara Belle Weller_______________________________

Clara Belle Weller, age 79, of Kadoka, S.D., died Friday morning, October 25, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Clara Belle Wilson was born January 21, 1934, in Pierre, the daughter of William Key and Sarah Patience (Sutton) Wilson. She grew up in Kadoka where she graduated from Kadoka High School in 1952. She then attended South Dakota State College in Brookings where she received her home economics degree.

Dorothy Stahl__________________________________

Dorothy M. Stahl, age 90, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dorothy M. Konst was born June 7, 1923, in Philip, the daughter of Clem and Alice (Griswold) Konst. Her early childhood years were spent in the Powell area. At the age of six, she moved with her parents and family to the Nowlin community where she grew up.