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March 27th, 2013

Rita Narcisian

Rita Narcisian, age 73, of Golden, Colo., died March 15, 2013, in Colorado.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Narcisian of Golden; two brothers, Charles “Chuck” O’Connor and his wife, Shirley, of Philip, and Francis James “Jim” O’Connor and his wife, Phyllis, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a sister-in-law, Sandra O’Connor of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, James Francis “FJ” and Catherine Anna (Murphy) OConnor; one brother, Bill O’Connor; and one sister, Paula O’Connor.
Memorial services are pending.


March 6th

Keith Herrman

On February 26, 2013, Keith Herrman heard the words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant,” as he entered into the joy of the Lord. A longtime resident of the Connell, Wash., area, Keith will be greatly missed by many.


Terry Gartner

Terry Gartner, age 64 of Interior, S.D., died Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Terry was born February 7, 1949, at Rapid City to Wallace Frances and Margaret Rose (O'Neal) Gartner.
He graduated from Interior High School and later married Shirley Lange Gartner. They made their home in various places throughout his life but primarily at Interior.


Elinor M. McGrath

Elinor Marie McGrath was born November 12, 1923, in Custer, S.D., to Oliver and Margaret King. Elinor passed away on February 13, 2013.


Denisse Florine Lutz

Mass of Christian Burial for Denisse Florine Lutz, age 79, of Rapid City, SD were held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Faith, SD.  Fr. Jim Hoerter officiated with burial following at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery west of Faith, SD.
A Rosary/Vigil service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Faith.
Pallbearers were sons Jim, John and Richard Barry and nephews Steven Simon, David Henry and Timothy Donald Lutz.


February 27th

John A. Peters

John August Peters, 72, formerly of the Midland and Murdo area, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Custer Regional Senior Care, only after playing (and winning) one last game of cribbage with his “favorite” niece, Lynette.
He was born on January 14, 1941, to Walter and Helen (Buchanan) Peters in Murdo, S.D. He attended grade school in Midland and attended high school in Murdo.
John served in the United States Navy and Army from 1958 to 1960 where he received an honorable discharge.


Marie E. Doak

Marie E. Doak, age 89 of Faith, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Faith, with Father Jim Hoerter officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery.
  Funeral arrangements are with Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.


Vivian Hulm

Funeral services for Vivian “Mrs. Joe A” Hulm, age 95, of Lemmon, SD, formerly of Glad Valley, SD, were held Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow, SD. Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD.
     Special music was provided by Carol Nelson and Arlie Hulm.
     Serving as casketbearers were all of Vivian’s grandchildren. The staff of Five Counties Nursing Home are considered honorary casketbearers.


Roy VanSickle, Jr.

Roy VanSickle, Jr., 89, of Newell, SD died Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newell Christian Fellowship church with Pastor Sean Carney officiating.
Roy VanSickle, Jr. was born, July 22, 1923, at Edson, SD, near
Faith. He was the third child of Roy and Sadie (Joslin) Van Sickle.
His family consisted of four brothers, Lloyd, Jack, and twins, Kenneth and Calvin; and three sisters, Alice and twins, Arlene and Darlene.


Vivan Lyon

   Funeral services for Vivan Lyon, age 69, of Meadow, SD were held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD.  Chaplain David Peterson officiated.  Following a time of fellowship, burial was in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD. Military Honors were provided by the Brattvet-Green American Legion Post #66.
Serving as casketbearers were Paul Huffman, Paul Skjoldal, Gary Wilken, Jade Lyon, Bernie Donner and Chuck Anderson.  All family and friends are considered honorary casketbearers.
Special music was provided by Marilyn Willey, pianist.