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September 2nd

Deane Joyce

Deane Joyce, age 90 of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Albert Deane Joyce was born in the Rapid City hospital on May 2, 1920, the son of Alfred and Clara Jessie (Bailey) Joyce. He grew up in New Underwood with nine other siblings.

Deane graduated from New Underwood High School in 1938. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1940 to 1945. He traveled to England, France and Germany as a master sergeant.


Edward J. "Eddie" Kodet, Sr.

Edward J. "Eddie" Kodet, Sr., age 95 of Belvidere, S.D., died August 29, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Edward J. Kodet, Sr. was born in Belvidere to Joseph Frank Kodet and Mary Francis Kodet on October 16, 1914. He was born in the farmhouse on the homestead of Joseph Kodet and as a child he became known as Eddie. Eddie and his two older sisters, Helen Larsen (born 1910) and Marie Dartt (born 1912), grew up happily together on the farm just outside of Belvidere. Eddie spent time in the same farmhouse until his death.


Henry "Hank" Pekron

Henry "Hank" Pekron, age 84 of Milesville, S.D., died August 27, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Henry J. "Hank" Pekron was born October 28, 1925, on a farm near Grenville, S.D., the son of Joseph and Mary (Sichmeller) Pekron. He first moved to Haakon County in 1949.

Hank was drafted into the United States Army on October 20, 1950, and served in Korea during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on September 11, 1952, returned to the Milesville area, and began his life- long career and passion as a rancher.