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January 30th, 2013

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.


William Henry "Bill" Poseley

William Henry Poseley, 84, Bison, died January 22, 2013 at the VA Dept. of Veterans Affairs Fort Meade.
Committal services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Chaplain Bill Zandri officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends gathered at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis prior to leaving for the cemetery.
Survivors include his brother, Jerry Poseley, Bison; sisters, Pat Hamilton, Whitewood, Frankie Almen, Sturgis, Jessie Kolb, Lemmon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Mildred E. Crockett

The Funeral Service for Mildred Crockett, of Lemmon, South Dakota, was held at 2:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Pastor Dan Lindeman will officiate with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.
Serving as casketbearers are Michael and Joe Billig, Michael Sorna, Thomas Sternad, Joesy Hauser, Robert Frerking, Russell Felkey, and LaVerne Baker. All friends are considered Honorary Bearers.


January 23rd

Alma Weller

Alma Weller, 96, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Avera Eureka Health Care Center.
Alma Wolff, the last surviving child of Jacob and Christina (Gohl) Wolff, was born March 27, 1916, in McPherson County. She married Emil Weller on August 25, 1940. In 1955 she and Emil opened the Eureka Bakery which they operated until their retirement in 1974. She was a life time member of Zion American Lutheran Church.