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March 30th, 2015

Blanche Dolezal

Blanche Dolezal, age 98, Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Blanche Violet Sampson was born April 3, 1916, to Carl and Rose (Rada) Sampson. She grew up on the family homestead south of Midland and attended Liberty country school, taking eight grades in seven years. Her dream was to continue on to high school, but when that didn’t materialize, she became her father’s right hand man, and shared many stories of working with her dad.

Janis M. Bush

Janis M. Bush, age 90, Wall, S.D., died March 25, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.
Janis M. Smoot was born July 11, 1924, in Pillsbury, N.D., the daughter of Elbert and Vivian (Schoeppach) Smoot. She grew up and received her education in Oelrichs, Belle Fourche and later Wall, graduating from Wall High School in 1941.

Leo J. Crawford

Leo James Crawford, 82, Black Hawk, S.D., died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Ft. Meade VA Hospital, Sturgis.
Leo was born March 25, 1933, to John and Marie (Larcum) Crawford in Medina, N.Y. He was raised by his grandparents, James and Mary Crawford, in Canada. Leo served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954, on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany.

Percy “Bud” Williams

Percy "Bud" Williams, age 100, Philip, S.D., died Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Percy Wilson Williams, named for both grandfathers, was born Aug. 30, 1914, the third child and first son of seven children born to Frank and Hazel (Percy) Williams.

Thomas “Tom” Brown

Thomas “Tom” Brown, age 47, of Kadoka, S.D., died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, due to complications from surgery.

Robert “Bob” Corcoron

Robert “Bob” Corcoran, age 80, Philip and Pierre, S.D., died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home in Philip.
Robert James Corcoran was born May 24, 1934, in Pierre. He was born to Thomas D. Corcoran Sr. and Viola (Schaber) Corcoran. He joined his brother, Thomas G. Corcoran, and his sister, Susan Morris. A third brother, Michael Patrick Corcoran, was born in 1943.

Desireé (Heigh) Hanssen

Desiree’ (Heigh) Hanssen, age 32, Frederick, Colo., died March 22, 2015, at her home in Frederick.
Survivors include her parents, Craig and Janice (Stickler) Heigh, Rapid City; three daughters, Jericha and Aleksi Heigh, Rapid City, and Anaiya Hanssen, Frederick, Colo.; two brothers, Brennen Heigh and his wife, Katie, Rapid City, and their daughters, Alyson and Emelia, and Callan Heigh and Rosemary Colgrove, Rapid City; her paternal grandfather, Jay Heigh, Elgin, Texas; her maternal grandparents, Harold “Bud” and Dorothy Stickler, Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Albert A. Pennington

Albert Austin Pennington, 88, Gardner, Kan., passed away March 20, 2015, at Olathe Hospice House.

Marlene E. Perault

Marlene Perault, age 63, Belvidere, S.D., died March 19, 2015, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

March 18th

Carol Deibert

Carol passed away March 10, 2015, at Bronson Battle Creek. Carol was born June 8, 1938, in Faith, South Dakota, the daughter of William A. and Pauline (Sperle) Smith. A benefit specialist, for Guardian Incorporated for many years, Carol enjoyed playing bingo and bunco, puzzles, going to the casinos, and flower and vegetable gardening and she would always can the vegetables for family and friends. Always cooking and baking; she will be remembered for her homemade goodies. Carol also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and all of the new babies in the family would receive a crocheted blanket.