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Archive - Dec 24, 2013

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Thelma Lewton_________________________________

Thelma (Eichenburger) Lewton, 70, died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Thelma was born May 6, 1943, in Sturgis, S.D., to Robert and Laura (Harrington) Eichenburger. She attended schools in Sturgis and Nisland. Thelma lived in Nisland with her parents until she moved to Washington state for a short time to reside with her sister Dorothy and husband Loren Turnidge.


Raymond W. Dean______________________________

Raymond W. Dean, age 94, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Grindstone, died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Fountain Springs Healthcare in Rapid City.
Raymond William Dean was born June 12, 1919, at Grindstone on his parents’ homestead. He was the first born child of Jack and Theresa (Poste) Dean. There were four children born to the family and they all helped on the farm where they were raised. Raymond finished schooling through the eighth grade at the Dean Elementary School which was located approximately one mile southeast of the Dean homestead.


Marilyn Ann Reynick_____________________________

Memorial services for Marilyn Ann Reynick, age 76, who died on December 10, 2013, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington, Wyo., will be held at the Care Center for employees, friends and family on Thursday, December 19, at 10:30 a.m.
Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation and private family burial of the ashes will take place at a later date in Philip, S.D. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Marilyn’s memory to the Goshen Care Center.


Richard “Dick” Pinney___________________________

Richard “Dick” Pinney, age 70, of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Richard Frank “Dick” Pinney was born May 20, 1943, in Bennett County, the son of James and Mildred (Morsett) Pinney. He grew up in the old Washabaugh and Jackson counties, receiving his education at the Sand Hills Rural School, Wanblee, before finishing his education in Kadoka.
At the age of 17, he joined the Army National Guard.


Margaret A. “Mickie” Hewlett______________________

Margaret A. “Mickie” Hewlett, 70, Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Mickie was born December 30, 1942, in Glendive, Mont., to Harold and Lucille (Johnson) Adkins and was raised on their family ranch in eastern Montana.
Mickie married Sonny Whiteman in November 1958 in Montana and with this union had two daughters, Cynthia and Camy. In July 1967, Mickie married Lyle Johnson in Rapid City and then moved to Australia to ranch with her parents. With this union they had a son, Randy.


Lawrence Kruse_________________________________

Lawrence Kruse, age 97, of Scenic, S.D., died Saturday, December 21, 2013, at his son’s home near Interior.
Lawrence Raymond Kruse was born in Mitchell on Aug. 31, 1916, to William and Lena Kruse. At the age of two they moved to the Badlands to a ranch eight miles north of Conata. At the age of nine his father died and Lena was left to raise her large family by herself.


Berdyne Parsons________________________________

Berdyne Parsons, age 82, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Berdyne Joanne Alys Peterson was born March 5, 1931, at the old Philip hospital, the 10th of 14 children born to Jacob Roger and Rena (Bettelyoun) Peterson. Her name Berdyne was from her dad’s Norwegian heritage, and she was his cousin, Berdyne Halse’s namesake. She grew up in the Philip area, and received her education in Philip.