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August 5th, 2014

Philip Eggers___________________

Philip Eggers, age 40, of Brookings, S.D., died on Monday, July 28, 2014.
Services were held Saturday, August 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Brookings.
Philip was born on March 31, 1974, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Bud and Peggy (Christie) Eggers. The family later moved to Philip where he grew up and attended school.
Philip graduated from Philip High School in 1992, and later graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management from South Dakota State University.


Arlene McKinley_________________

Arlene McKinley, age 94, of Midland, S.D., died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Arlene Lucille McKinley was born June 26, 1920, at Custer, the oldest child of Kerfred Beck and Flora (Mann) Beck. She grew up in Custer and graduated from Custer High School in 1939. She then went to Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa.


Edna E. Buckles_________________

Edna Elna Buckles, age 95 of Rapid City, S.D., died July 30, 2014, at the Clarkson Health Care Facility in Rapid City.
Edna Elna Hicks was born December 7, 1918, at Martin, the seventh of 10 children born to Arthur and Blanche (Frickey) Hicks. Growing up on her parents’ farm near Martin gave her a love of the land and the rural life.
Following her schooling, she worked as a waitress when she met a blue-eyed truck driver named Charles Ira Buckles. She married Charlie on November 12, 1941. To this union, two sons were born, Richard Charles and Keith Douglas.


July 30th

Maurice F. Young_______________________________

Maurice Frank Young, age 80, of Martin, S.D., died July 21, 2014, at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin.
Maurice Frank Young was born June 17, 1934, at home on the ranch in the Wanblee area. He grew up in Wanblee, and attended first grade in Kadoka. He then went with the Shriners to Minneapolis for a couple years where he received his education. After a polio outbreak, his parents brought him back to the ranch.


July 16th

George S. Deering_______________________

With his family by his side, George passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on July 11, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer.


July 1st

Rosalie Ann Hudson_______________

Rosalie Ann Hudson, age 69, of Yankton, S.D., passed away with her family by her side at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton June 16, 2014.
Rosalie Ann was born August 12, 1944, in Philip to Edwil Dale and Evelyn (Gartner) Stephenson. She was baptized at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip and confirmed at Lutheran Memorial in Pierre.


Merlene E. Rank__________________

Merlene Elizabeth Rank, age 87, Rapid City, S.D., passed away Monday June 16, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Merlene was born on December 9, 1926, in Rapid City to Clarence and Margarite (Pitz) Root of Midland. She was raised in Midland and graduated from Midland High School in 1945.
Merlene married Thurman Rank on December 14, 1946, in Midland. The couple made their home in the Rapid City area from 1957 to 1972. From 1972 until Thurman’s death in 1993, they lived and ranched in the Hermosa area. She spent the last years of her life in Rapid City at Fairmont Grand Manor.


June 20th

Willert is CowBos bronc ride winner

Jeff Willert, Belvidere, came out on top at Philip’s Invitational Matched Bronc ride, Friday, June 13. During the first round, shown above, Willert scored a 78 which was good enough to advance him to the short go. Winning the first round with a 79 was Travis Nelson, Philip. Willert’s ride in the short go scored 88 points. There was no score lower than an 81 from the eight riders in the short go.

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Mike Shrader____________________________________

Mike Shrader, 55, of Pierre, S.D., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his home in Pierre
Mike was born June 30, 1958, in Sioux Falls to James and Barbara (Jessop) Shrader. He grew up in Sioux Falls, Philip and Ft. Pierre. While attending school in Ft. Pierre, he participated in track and cross country he also played the saxophone and won the John Phillips Sousa Award. He graduated from Stanley County High School in 1976. After high school, he attended Black Hills State for two years before moving to Arizona to work construction.


June 11th

Pastor Alvin P. Brucklacher____________________

Alvin Perry Brucklacher was born January 16, 1930, in Freeman, South Dakota, the son of John F. and Edna E. (Downer) Brucklacher. Alvin grew up in Turner County 11 miles southeast of Freeman. He attended school at Salem Township District #47. Before he started grade school his mother was given a message from God, that her son Alvin was going to grow up to be a minister, but she never told him, because she did not want him to be a minister because she said so. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed when in the 8th grade.