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January 30th, 2013

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.


Ruby Kosters

Ruby Helm Kosters, 74, of Pierre, SD, was called home to heaven on Thursday January 17, 2013, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre and has now joined the legions who walk with God.
Ruby Gene Helm was born March 30, 1938, to Frieda Belle (Seiler) and Arthur Henry Helm at their farm northwest of Java, SD. She attended country school through eighth grade and Java High School, graduating in 1956. Ruby attended business college for one year in Aberdeen and worked at the county courthouse serving in the treasurer’s office.


January 21st

Earl Moe

Earl Moe, 89, Fulton, SD, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday with Masonic Services at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.


Clifford D. “Cliff” Ramsey

Clifford D. “Cliff” Ramsey, age 81, of Philip, S.D., died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Clifford D. Ramsey was born May 13, 1931, in Philip, the son of Claude and Hilda (Sether) Ramsey. He attended Philip High School and as a junior, was part of the undefeated, unscored-upon football team. He graduated from Philip High School in 1950.
Cliff’s dad died when he was 13, so Cliff assisted in running his parents’ ranch at a young age. After high school he remained at the ranch.


January 10th

Arnold C. Wolden

Arnold C. Wolden, age 95, of Philip, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, with his family at his side.
Arnold C. Wolden was born to Johanna (Running) and Anton Wolden on January 7, 1918 at home in Union County, South Dakota near Elk Point. Both of his parents emigrated from Norway. On March 9, 1930 the Wolden family moved to Philip from Beresford, SD, driving 2 Model T Fords, a 1918 and 1925 touring car. The family had loaded two box cars with livestock, machinery, and household goods.


Anthony J. “Tony” Quinn

Anthony J. "Tony" Quinn passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Custer Regional Senior Care.
Anthony was always proud to say that he was from Hudson Flat, 45 miles northeast of Philip. He was born December 4, 1929, to Peter and Charlotte (Phalen) Quinn. He was the youngest of five children, Jack, Margaret, Elizabeth and Leo.
In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and took Basic Training in Kentucky. After that, he was stationed in France, but due to medical issues he was medically discharged and came home to South Dakota in 1953.