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January 22nd

Charlotte Kusiek Maxon___________________________

Charlotte Mae Maxon, 70, Fort Bridger, Wyo., passed away on January 5, 2014.
She was born on September 11, 1943, in Murdo, S.D., to Alex and Hazel (Dunker) Kusiek. She had two siblings, Don Kusiek and Luella Saunders.
After graduating high school in Brookings, Oregon, she went on to become a nurse and EMT. Charlotte helped many people during her time at the Evanston and Kemmerer hospitals, the Bridger Valley medical clinic, Mountain Regional Services and as a Bridger Valley EMT.

Thomas Dale Hand______________________________

Thomas Dale Hand, age 77, of Midland, S.D., died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Thomas Dale Hand, son of Percy and Celeste (Boysen) Hand, was born on March 24, 1936, in Pierre.
He was raised on the family farm north of Midland, in the Four Corners area, with an older sister, Mary, younger sister, Kathleen, and younger brother, James David. He attended Little Eagle country school through the eighth grade and then attended Midland High School.

Minnie L. Brech________________________________

Minnie L. Brech, age 96, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Minnie Lorene Peterson was born January 11, 1918, near Reliance, the daughter of Carl and Lula (Fletcher) Peterson.
She grew up in the Reliance area and graduated from high school there. She attended junior college in Wessington Springs and later went to work for the ASC office in Kennebec.

Gus Massett____________________

Gus Massett, age 62, died at his home in Las Vegas, Nev., on January 20, 2014.
He was born September 12, 1951, to Maggie (Massett) Hanson and stepfather, Raymond Hanson.
He grew up in Philip and graduated from Philip High School in 1969.
He is survived by one daughter, Tonya Herron of Florida and her two daughters; his life partner, Deb Vogal, Las Vegas; two sisters, JoAnn Hanson, Spearfish, and Selma (Rick) Thorson, Philip; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Fr. Raymond Deisch_____________________________

Fr. Raymond Deisch, 78, passed away January 15, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Born January 10, 1936, in Presho to Lester and Mable (Martin) Deisch, he attended Presho Public Grade School. For his freshman and sophomore years of high school he went to St. Henry Prep School, Belleville, Ill.; as a junior and senior he went to Nazareth Hall, St. Paul, Minn. He attended Regis College for one year followed by St. John Seminary, Collegeville, Minn., where he earned his masters of divinity degree.

Alice Wilmarth_________________________________

Alice Wilmarth, age 94, of Kadoka, S.D., died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Alice Paxton Bean was born May 3, 1919, at Hartford, Ky., the daughter of Ira D. and Bernice (Miller) Bean.

W.A. “Dub” Hotchkiss

W.A.”Dub”Hotchkiss, age 88, of Mud Butte, SD died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Friendship Villa Care Center in Miles City, Montana.
The funeral service will be held 1 pm Saturday, January 18th, 2014 the Opal Community Church in Opal. Visitation, with the family present, will be held 5 to 7 PM Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. During that time, at 6:30 pm, there will be a public prayer service and time of storytelling.  Interment will be held in the Opal Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to the Rainbow Bible Ranch or Gideon’s International. 

Irvin L. Thompson

Irvin L. Thompson, 98, rode his bronc through the gates of Heaven on January 14, 2014, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Faith Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial followed at 2:00 p.m. at the White Owl Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Marcus Hall.