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June 5th, 2013

May Mednansky__________________

May Mednansky, age 91 of White River, S.D., died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Maryhouse in Pierre.
Juanita “May” Shouldis Mednansky was born to Charles and Mary A. (Atkins) Shouldis, December 12, 1921, in Mellette County.


Carol Ruth Borelson_________________

Carol Ruth Borelson, age 78, of Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Rapid City, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Carol Ruth Borelson was born October 13, 1934 at New Underwood, the third daughter of Tobias “Toby” and Christine (Matthews) Borelson. The family resided in New Underwood for a while. After the accidental death of Carol’s oldest sister, Lorraine, the family moved to their Rapid City area ranch.


Laura Morgan___________________

Laura Morgan, age 102 of Philip, S.D., died May 28, 2013, at her son's home in Billings, Mont.
Laura Elizabeth Rossiter was born March 2, 1911, at West Fork, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha (Sutter) Rossiter. She grew up and attended rural school in the Milesville area, including first grade at the Chief Hump Rural School. After high school, she attended Spearfish Normal School for one year and came back and taught rural school in the Ottumwa area.


Carol Johnson______________________

Carol Elizabeth Johnson, age 94, of Faith, South Dakota, passed away on May, 28, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood, South Dakota.  She was born on December 25, 1918, in Kenmare, North Dakota while her mother and brothers were in transit back home from visiting relatives in Canada.


College National Finals Rodeo qualifiers

Shayna Miller and Trisha Price … qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in goat tying. The finals are in Casper, Wyo., June 9-15.

Shayna attends college at Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kansas. Trisha attends Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Both colleges are in the Central Plains Region.


May 15th

Edward Duffy, 90, of Ft. Pierre, S.D._______________________

Edward Duffy, 90 of Ft. Pierre
DIED: Saturday, May 11, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre
VISITATION: 5-7pm, Friday, May 17 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre
PRAYER SERVICE: 7:00pm Friday at the Church
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:00am, Saturday, May 18 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre with Fr. Mark McCormick officiating
BURIAL: Scotty Philip Cemetery

Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com


Norma Jean Olney________________

Norma Jean Olney, age 85, of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Norma Jean Slater was born February 2, 1928, in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Marcus E. and Emma R. (Alger) Slater. As a child, she lived in Correctionville and Kingsley, Iowa, before moving to Kadoka in 1941.
Norma was united in marriage to Richard G. “Bud” Olney on March 28, 1949. To this union were born 10 children.
Norma was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, matriarch and aunt.


May 8th

Theresa M. Hockenbary

Theresa Margaret Hockenbary born January 25, 1940, in Pierre, S.D. to John and Margaret (Hoffman) Herber. Theresa grew up on the Herber homestead near Kadoka, where she attended grade school near Weta.
After attending St. Martin’s Academy as a freshman, she finished the remainder of her high school years at Kadoka High School. It was during her time there that she met Rodney Allen Hockenbary. They were married November 22, 1958, in Philip.


Bonna Mae Hagler

Bonna Mae Hagler, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away on Sunday April 21, 2013.
Bonna was born to John and Edna O’Dea on May 15, 1932, in Philip, S.D. She attended school in Spearfish and then taught in a one room school before marrying Neal Hagler in 1954.
Throughout Bonna’s life she worked at the Idaho State School and Hospital for several years. She then worked for the Postal Service and retired after 21 years. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her lady friends.


Mary E. Jones____________________________

Mary E. Jones, age 94, of Quinn, S.D., died Sunday morning May 5, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
The world lost a treasure May 5, 2013, when Mary Jones left us. Mary filled her 94 years with a zest for life few can match.
As a young child, Mary’s natural love of life and those around her delighted her parents and two older siblings. Being a number of years younger than her brother and sister she was the apple of everybody’s eye.