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February 27th

John A. Peters

John August Peters, 72, formerly of the Midland and Murdo area, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Custer Regional Senior Care, only after playing (and winning) one last game of cribbage with his “favorite” niece, Lynette.
He was born on January 14, 1941, to Walter and Helen (Buchanan) Peters in Murdo, S.D. He attended grade school in Midland and attended high school in Murdo.
John served in the United States Navy and Army from 1958 to 1960 where he received an honorable discharge.


Marie E. Doak

Marie E. Doak, age 89 of Faith, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Faith, with Father Jim Hoerter officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery.
  Funeral arrangements are with Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.


Vivian Hulm

Funeral services for Vivian “Mrs. Joe A” Hulm, age 95, of Lemmon, SD, formerly of Glad Valley, SD, were held Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow, SD. Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD.
     Special music was provided by Carol Nelson and Arlie Hulm.
     Serving as casketbearers were all of Vivian’s grandchildren. The staff of Five Counties Nursing Home are considered honorary casketbearers.


Roy VanSickle, Jr.

Roy VanSickle, Jr., 89, of Newell, SD died Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newell Christian Fellowship church with Pastor Sean Carney officiating.
Roy VanSickle, Jr. was born, July 22, 1923, at Edson, SD, near
Faith. He was the third child of Roy and Sadie (Joslin) Van Sickle.
His family consisted of four brothers, Lloyd, Jack, and twins, Kenneth and Calvin; and three sisters, Alice and twins, Arlene and Darlene.


Vivan Lyon

   Funeral services for Vivan Lyon, age 69, of Meadow, SD were held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD.  Chaplain David Peterson officiated.  Following a time of fellowship, burial was in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD. Military Honors were provided by the Brattvet-Green American Legion Post #66.
Serving as casketbearers were Paul Huffman, Paul Skjoldal, Gary Wilken, Jade Lyon, Bernie Donner and Chuck Anderson.  All family and friends are considered honorary casketbearers.
Special music was provided by Marilyn Willey, pianist.


February 21st

Albert “Junior” Steen

Longtime Faith area rancher and beekeeper, Albert Steen Jr., 88, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of February 10, 2013 at the Fort Meade VA Hospital near Sturgis, SD.
Service of Remembrance was held Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Fort Meade Chapel at Fort Meade, SD. Rev. Harold Delbridge officiated and inurnment of Albert's and his wife Lila's ashes was held at the Black Hills National Cemetery south of Sturgis, SD.


Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith

Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith, 87, of Corpus Christi Texas, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. Mildred was born on December 19, 1925 at home in Chance, South Dakota to the late Boyd and Mabel (Iverson) Veal. She attended grade school in Chance and first year of high school in Faith, South Dakota and finished and graduated from Bison High School in 1943 and went on to Business College in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was employed at the Rapid City Air Base for several years. That is where she met Elwood Smith and they were married January 23, 1946.


Hans E. Hanson

Hans E. Hanson, age 91 of Philip, S.D., died Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Hans E. Hanson was born November 17, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Martin and Lizzie Hanson. He grew up on a farm near Mt. Vernon and attended rural schools, prior to graduating from Mt. Vernon High School in 1939.


Dennis Lund

Dennis Lund, age 62 of Wall, S.D., died February 11, 2013, at his home.
Dennis P. Lund was born May 22, 1950, the son of Pete and Ruth (Lehr) Lund. He grew up and received his education in Alpena, graduating from Alpena High School in 1968.
Dennis was united in marriage to Theresa Wuestewald on April 23, 1976, in Huron. They later settled in Madison. In 1985, they adopted three daughters, Candy, Justina, and Glenda.
Dennis was an animal lover and a car enthusiast.


February 15th

Dorothy Mae Fitzgerald

Dorothy Mae Fitzgerald, 91, died January 24, 2013, in Tulsa, OK, from natural causes.
Dorothy Mae was born May 16, 1921, in Philip, S.D., to Benjamin Lafayette and Irene Matilda (Haagensen) Carr. She grew up in Philip and was the 1939 High School Homecoming Queen.