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February 13th

Don Hight

Don Hight, age 92, of Lemmon and formerly of Murdo, South Dakota, died at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

William “Bill” Robert Lee

“Loving husband and father, a true American”
William “Bill” Robert Lee, 81 years young, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Midland, S.D., succumbed to heart failure at the VA Medical Center’s Palliative Care facility in Fayetteville, Ark., at 6:55 p.m. on February 5, 2013.
Bill was born in Midland to William and Electa Pearl (Johnson) Lee on May 5, 1931, and raised on his dad's homestead, Golden Willow Ranch, north of Ottumwa. He was educated at the Mattison County School where he graduated the eighth grade. Bill finished his schooling by GED while in the military.

Ida Hunt

Ida G. Hunt, age 90, of Midland, S.D., died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Norma J. Kinsley

Norma Jeane Kinsley, age 91, of Murdo, S.D., passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Norma Jeane Ernst was born August 5, 1921, at her parents’ farm south of Draper, the daughter of Adolph and Florence (Cahill) Ernst. She attended Dunkel grade school and, as was common then, she skipped one of the lower grades. She graduated from Draper High School in 1938. She then attended St. John’s McNamara School of Nursing in Rapid City and became a registered nurse. Part of her training was in Milwaukee, Wis.

Muriel J. “Jeannie” Schroeder

Muriel J. "Jeannie" Schroeder, 52, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Waterloo.
She was born February 12, 1960 in Pierre, South Dakota, daughter of Orville and Verda (Howder) Hurst. She married Dean D. Schroeder on July 7, 1984 in Gillette, Wyoming and they later divorced.
She graduated from Murdo High School in South Dakota and earned her BA degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1992. She was employed with Disabled Workers, LLC in Waterloo and was an independent bookkeeper throughout Northeast Iowa.

Thelma Iverson

Thelma Marie (Wilson) Iverson passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Mary House Nursing Center.
Thelma was born in Boone County, Iowa, on January 6, 1917 to David Clarence and Barbara Wilson. Her family homesteaded in Mellette County where she spent her younger years. Her father a carpenter and a blacksmith, moved the family to the west coast in the early 1930’s in search of work. Thelma graduated high school in Junction City, Ore., in 1935.

February 7th

Miriam Hallock

Miriam Louise Hallock, 78, Sturgis, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Sturgis Regional Hospital. This tragic loss is immeasurable for her family, her friends, and her community.
Miriam was born in St. Cloud, Minn. on January 15, 1935, to Newton and Louise (Howe) Olson, but she was a South Dakota girl through and through. She graduated from Rapid City Central in 1952, and after a brief stint trying out the "big city" life in Minneapolis, she returned to Philip, S.D. in the summer of 1954 where she met and married Morris Gene Hallock.

Susan Rankin

Susan Rankin, 56, of Draper died Thursday, January 31 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Susan was born October 11, 1956, in Murdo, S.D., to Ray and Janice (Cressy) Pike. She grew up in Draper, graduating from Draper High School. After high school, she attended SDSU and received her Bachelors degree.

William E. “Ed” Cudmore

William E. “Ed” Cudmore, 89, passed away at his home in Spearfish, S.D., on January 28, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born February 14, 1923, to Ed and Ella (Gossard) Cudmore, the youngest of 12 children. He was raised on a farm north of White Lake, SD. Ed entered the U.S. Army on June 10, 1946, and served in the Philippine Islands during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory medal for his service to his country. Ed returned home from the service and helped his dad on the family farm.

LeRoy Edward Harty

LeRoy Edward Hardy, 91, Sturgis, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Sturgis Regional Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, with Pastor Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial followed at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church and the Western Dakota Antique Club.