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January 10th, 2013

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.


Winona Bell Carson

Winona Bell Carson, age 94 of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Winona Bell Ogle was born November 14, 1918, in Brownlee, Neb., the daughter of Charles L. and Jessie (Vian) Ogle. She grew up on a ranch 35 miles southeast of Valentine, Neb., where she attended rural school. As a young lady, she herded sheep for her grandfather, Vian.


Rose Marie Peterson

Rose Marie Peterson, 91, died on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in New Underwood, S.D.
Rose Marie Block was born in November of 1921 in Ft. Pierre to Fred and Clara (Jeitz) Block and was raised on the family farm near Midland. She was a graduate of Midland High School and Black Hills Beauty College in Rapid City. She then worked in Martin until she opened her own beauty shop in Philip.


Tressa Gabriel

Tressa Gabriel, age 90, of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Tressa Belle Coleman was born October 24, 1922, in Woodbine, Iowa, the daughter of Orrin Wesley and Goldia Belle (Thomas) Coleman. She lived near Pisgah, Iowa, with her parents and older sister, Erma, until they left their home in the Loess Hills to move to Haakon County northwest of Philip, at the age of eight. They traveled at 45 mph in the Model T Ford while their personal belongings and livestock were shipped to Cottonwood on the train.


Elsie Penor

Funeral services for Elsie Penor, age 91, of Bison, South Dakota were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bison, SD. Pastor Gerhardt Juergens will officiate with burial in the Bison Cemetery.
A family service was held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bison followed by visitation until time of services at 11:00am.


January 3rd

Tressa Gabriel

Tressa Gabriel, age 90, of Philip, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Tressa Belle Coleman was born October 24, 1922, in Woodbine, Iowa, the daughter of Orrin Wesley and Goldia Belle (Thomas) Coleman. She lived near Pisgah, Iowa with her parents and older sister Erma, until they left their home in the Loess Hills to move to Haakon County Northwest of Philip, South Dakota, at the age of eight years. They traveled at 45 mph in the Model T Ford while their personal belongings and livestock were shipped to Cottonwood, South Dakota, on the train.


Pearl Lurz

Pearl Lurz, age 99, of Wall, S.D., died Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Pearl Carol (Williams) Lurz was born July 9, 1913, on a ranch near Belvidere, the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Percy) Williams. She grew up on a ranch north of Wall in her grandparents’ home, Al and Polly Percy. She attended country school and later attended high school with her sister Muril in Wall.


Linda Marie Hook

Linda Marie Hook, age 76, of Wall, S.D., died Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
Linda Marie Feller was born on September 23, 1936, in Rapid City, the daughter of Nicholas and Elsie (Bloom) Feller. She was the second oldest of seven children, Nicholas, Robert, Kathy, Marilyn, James and Michael.
Linda was raised in Quinn and graduated from Quinn High School. After graduation she attended Black Hills College where she attained her teacher's certificate. She taught for two years at the Lake Hill School north of Wall.


Glenn L. Vande Garde

Glenn Vande Garde, age 84, of Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Hull, Iowa, passed away on December 27, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in Canton, S.D.
Services were held Monday, December 31, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull. The Rev. Robert Gordon officiated.
Interment was at the church cemetery.


Wesley R. Davis

Wesley R. Davis passed into the arms of his Savior Friday, December 28, 2012, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center near Sturgis, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born October 23, 1954, to H. A. "Foo" and Esther (Eisenbraun) Davis. He was baptized December 22, 1954, at the Eugene Miller home by the Reverend Holman Cowherd. He confirmed his faith in Jesus on May 25, 1969, by the Reverend Edwin Williams.