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November 14th, 2012

Wesley Bruce Printz

Wesley Bruce Printz, 82, Sturgis, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
Memorial services were held Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, with Pastor Will Olsen officiating. Inurnment with military honors followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.


Marilyn F. Gillaspie

Marilyn F. Gillaspie, age 68, of Midland, S.D., died Friday, November 9, 2012, at her home in Midland.
Marilyn Wiedower was born August 25, 1944, in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Joseph and Odelia (Muller) Wiedower. She grew up in San Diego and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School.


Juanita Goodsell

Juanita (Snell) Goodsell, 82, passed away November 8, 2012, at the David M. Dorsett Home in Spearfish, S.D.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 13, at Nemo Community Church in Nemo.
Juanita was born February 21, 1930, in Wall, the second of five children of George and Johanna (Bastian) Snell. She grew up in the Quinn, Pedro and Cottonwood areas. She went to grade school at the Miller Country School. Her transportation was her horse. She attended high school in Quinn, living in the boarding house.


Kathleen Walsh McEntee

Kathleen “Kit” Walsh McEntee, age 91, of Puyallup, Wa., formally of Philip and Wall, S.D., passed away November 8, 2012, at home in the Willow Garden retirement center.
Kit was born August 19, 1921, at Ash Creek, S.D., the daughter of WJ “Bill” and Mary “Mayme” Fennell Wilson. The Wilson family moved to Philip in 1938, operating the Philip Dairy. Kit graduated from Mount Marty High School in Yankton in 1941. She worked at the Cedar Pass Lodge and then for a dentist in Norfolk, Neb., for two years after high school.


November 7th

Leonard LeRoy Tax

Leonard LeRoy Tax left this earth and went to his eternal home Wednesday morning, October 31, 2012.


Howard A. McGrath

Howard Alvia McGrath was born October 19, 1927, and passed away November 1, 2012.
Howard was born to Alvia and Olive-Vene McGrath in Powell, S.D. As a boy, he grew up on his mother’s homestead ranch. When he was 10 years old, his mother passed away and the next year his father was killed in a tornado. He then went to live with his sister, Gertrude Stearn, in Idaho. A year later she passed away.


Ilene Breen

Ilene Breen, age 86, of Renton, Wash., formerly of Philip, S.D., passed away October 21, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash.
Ilene Ferguson was born August 13, 1926, in Philip, the daughter of Harold and Martha Ferguson. She grew up in the Hilland community where she received her elementary education in the Hilland and Plainview schools prior to graduating from Philip High School. She graduated from Black Hills State College in Spearfish with her teaching degree and she taught for several years.


Jeanette C. Gebes

Jeannette C. Gebes, 92, of Batavia, Ill., passed away October 13, 2012, at her daughter’s residence surround by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1920 in Naperville, Ill., the daughter of Michael and Barbara (nee Besch) Lies.
Jeannette was employed by Furnas electric for several years and also worked at the Louise White School in the cafeteria for many years. She lived in Philip, S.D., from 1945 to 1964 and worked at the Midway Cafe for several years.


Terry Karrels

Terry A. Karrels, age 58, of Broadus, Mont., died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Terry A. Trask was born June 10, 1954, at Rapid City, the daughter of Mark and Winifred “Winnie” (O’Connell) Trask. She grew up on the Spanish Five Ranch in the Cheyenne River breaks and Elk Creek in the Elm Springs community.
Terry attended country school in that area and high school at St. Martin’s Academy in Rapid City where she graduated in 1972. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings.


November 1st

Percy Bekken

Earthly life for Percy James Bekken ended October 25, 2012 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
He was the youngest child born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Tillman C Bekken and Marrietta (Robinson) Bekken on June 27, 1961. He joined a sister Lorretta and a brother, John.