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March 15th, 2012

Cameron W. Carlson

Cameron Wayne Carlson, 19, of Belle Fourche, S.D., went to heaven on March 5, 2012, outside Belle Fourche in a tragic car accident.
He was born December 21, 1992, in Spearfish to Kevin and Dara Carlson.
His life was too short for everyone who loved him, but those who were touched by his love of life and the quality of his existance far exceeds the quantity of his time here. Cameron loved life and was loved by many people.


February 23rd

William E. Patton

William (Bill) Patton was born June 24, 1936. His parents were Patrick and Mabel Patton. Bill attended a country grade school and then high school in Philip, S.D., with his seven siblings. After serving in the United States Army for two years, he attended Black Hills State Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota where, in 1960, he received his bachelor’s degree in business education.


Gene Stone

Gene Stone, age 76 of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Eldon “Gene” Stone was born October 22, 1935, in Wiggins, Colo., the son of Eldon A. and Lois T. (Sharp) Stone. He attended high school in Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1953.


Joyce Stout

Joyce Stout, age 88 of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Joyce Elaine Parkinson was born June 3, 1923, in Hitchcock, S.D., the daughter of Sidney and Hazel Ellen (Barnes) Parkinson. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Kadoka, where she grew up and received her education. Joyce graduated from Kadoka High School in 1941.
In 1941, Joyce was united in marriage to Charles W. Vice and to this union one son, William K., was born. Charles was killed in France during WWII in 1944.


February 21st

Helen Deutscher

Helen Deutscher, age 97 of Wall, S.D., died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Golden Living Center Meadowbrook in Rapid City.


Joyce Stout

Joyce Stout, age 88 of Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Joyce Elaine Parkinson was born June 3, 1923, in Hitchcock, S.D., the daughter of Sidney and Hazel Ellen (Barnes) Parkinson. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Kadoka, where she grew up and received her education. Joyce graduated from Kadoka High School in 1941.
In 1941, Joyce was united in marriage to Charles W. Vice and to this union one son, William K., was born. Charles was killed in France during WWII in 1944.


Jerry Lee Gibson

Jerry Lee Gibson, age 64 of Philip, S.D., formerly of Norris, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.


Ruth M. Sharp

Ruth M. Sharp, age 86 of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Interior, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
Ruth M. Whitcher was born November 10, 1925, in Pedro, the daughter of Walter and Rose Jane (Chapman) Whitcher. She grew up in the Wall area where she received her education. As a young girl she opted out of school to take care her mother. Thus began her life of taking care of others.


Jewel Bearheels

Jewel Bearheels, age 47 of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Jewel Y. Bearheels was born August 9, 1964, in Pine Ridge, the daughter of Leland and Iris (Romero) Bearheels. She grew up in the Kadoka area, where she attended school through the 12th grade. She received her associate degree in business from Oglala Lakota College in Kyle.
Jewel lived in Kadoka all her life and worked as a cook in various restaurants in Kadoka.
Jewel and her longtime companion, Cliff Stone, had a son, Zachary.


February 4th

Fredrick G “Fritz” Kroetch

Fredrick G. "Fritz" Kroetch, age 74 of Philip, South Dakota, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Fredrick G. “Fritz” Kroetch was born on March 24, 1937, on his parents’ homestead in the Hilland area, north of Philip, the son of Fredrick M. and Lydia Pearl (Boyce) Kroetch. He grew up on the homestead and attended Elbon Rural School and later Philip High School. As a young man he worked with his parents on the homestead.