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February 7th, 2013

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.


January 30th

James Dennis “Jim” Hewitt, Sr

James Dennis “Jim” Hewitt, Sr., age 74, of Philip, S.D., died Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.


Marie Hansen

Marie Hansen, age 95, of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Marie Gladys Plasschaert was born May 22, 1917, at Lucerne, the daughter of Richard and Pauline (Lee) Plasschaert. She grew up in the area and received her education at the Lucerne Rural School. She then attended Philip High School.


John McInnis

John McInnis, age 67, of Pierre, S.D., died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Ft. Meade VA Hospital.
John Marshall McInnis was born February 25, 1945, in Medford, Minn., the youngest of nine children born to Alpine and Orma (Hanson) McInnis. At a young age, his family moved to Pierre, where he grew up and received his education. John graduated from Pierre High School in 1965, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy.
John proudly served 25 years in the Navy before retiring in 1990. After his honorable discharge, John returned to Pierre where he has since resided.


Mary E. Perryman

Mary Elaine Perryman, age 79, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Mary Elaine Hand, daughter of Percy and Celeste (Boysen) Hand, was born September 6, 1933, in Midland. She grew up in that area, graduating from high school in 1951. She married Ben Ahrendt and the couple settled near Murdo. Mary later moved to Onida where she was the clerk of courts in Sully County. While in Onida, Mary was active in the American Legion Auxiliary. In 1975, she moved to Sioux Falls and began working for Automotive Supply.


Carl A. Harnisch

Carl August Harnisch passed away peacefully in Kingman, Ariz., on January 17, 2013, surrounded by family.
Carl was born on May 14, 1927 on a farm near Milltown, S.D., to Anton and Lydia Harnisch. He married Audrey Jean Pederson in 1951, with whom he had four sons.
In 1966, the family moved to Kingman, Ariz. He worked as a telephone engineer with Citizens Utilities Telephone Company in Kingman, where he worked until his retirement.


Lawrence T. Collins

The funeral service for Lawrence T. Collins, age 72 of Faith, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Faith Legion Hall in Faith, South Dakota. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Faith Cemetery.
Serving as casketbearers are Randy, Ty, Dillon, Matthew, Cory, and Chet Collins, and Josh De La Rosa. All of Lawrence's family and friends are considered Honorary Bearers.
A memorial has been established to the Faith Community Action Team.


Dena Mitchell

Funeral services for Dena Mitchell, age 91, of Lemmon, South Dakota were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD. Pastor Bob Edwards will officiate with burial in the Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon.
Dena passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 at her home in Lemmon, SD.


Evelyn Gabbert

Funeral services for Evelyn Gabbert, age 88, of Rapid City, South Dakota, formerly of the Bison/Meadow, South Dakota area were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, South Dakota. Fr. Ed Vanorny will officiate with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery in Meadow, SD.
Serving as casketbearers are Brady Borowski, Larry Seitz, Mike McCue, Jesse Carmichael, Keith Carmichael and Brian Carmichael.