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October 30th, 2013

Francis Horacek_________________________________

Francis J. Horacek, 90, of Yankton, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Fran was born in Yankton, SD on October 16, 1923 to Benedict and Dolphie (Pecenka) Horacek where he lived and grew up with his four siblings: Ben, Alma, Alice, and Dolores. Fran stayed in Yankton after graduating high school when he attended Yankton College for two years before entering in WWII in 1943. After serving 3 years in the war, Fran attended South Dakota State University where he played baseball and ran track for the Jackrabbits. At SDSU he met the love of his life, Dolores Almond.


Eva Louder__________________________

Eva C. Louder, 99, of Rapid City, and formerly of Draper died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Wood of Rapid City and Yvonne Laur of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the Murdo United Methodist Church on Friday, November 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service.


Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb

Funeral services for Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb, age 88, of Bison, South Dakota, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison, South Dakota Rev. Dana Lockhart officiated. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Military Honors were afforded by the Rogers-Smith American Legion Post #255 of Bison and the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.


Clara Belle Weller_______________________________

Clara Belle Weller, age 79, of Kadoka, S.D., died Friday morning, October 25, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Clara Belle Wilson was born January 21, 1934, in Pierre, the daughter of William Key and Sarah Patience (Sutton) Wilson. She grew up in Kadoka where she graduated from Kadoka High School in 1952. She then attended South Dakota State College in Brookings where she received her home economics degree.


Dorothy Stahl__________________________________

Dorothy M. Stahl, age 90, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dorothy M. Konst was born June 7, 1923, in Philip, the daughter of Clem and Alice (Griswold) Konst. Her early childhood years were spent in the Powell area. At the age of six, she moved with her parents and family to the Nowlin community where she grew up.


October 23rd

Charlie Clark

The funeral service for Charlie Clark, age 76, lifelong Keldron rancher, was held Friday, October 18, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon with Pastor John Irwin from the Reformed Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Per Charlie’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered on his beloved ranch along the Grand River.
   Special music was provided by Carolyn Petik, pianist, Wes Hotchkiss, and Paul Schultes.


Kenneth Donnenwirth

Memorial services for Kenneth Donnenwirth were held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at South Maple United Methodist Church, with Pastor John McKnight Jr. and Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Internment, with full military honors followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
Kenneth C. Donnenwirth was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Faith, SD. In March 1943, he married Mae Capp in Pierre, SD. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, served as a Signalman 3rd class on two Escort Carriers, and was honorably discharged in 1945.


Emmy “Tessie” Randall

Emmy “Tessie” Randall, age 75, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After a courageous battle with cancer, she entered God’s Kingdom surrounded by her children and family.


Mildred “Millie” Richter

Funeral services for Mildred “Millie” Lorraine (Hieb) Richter, 76 of Timber Lake will be at 10 a.m. MT Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the United Parish Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be at the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 6 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Millie passed away October 20, 2013 at home after a long battle of heart complications.


Lillian “Lil” Briggs_____________________________

Lillian “Lil” Roberta (Petersen) Briggs, 89, of Ft. Pierre, S.D., was granted her angel wings on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013, in her home.
She was born on January 9, 1924, in Parade, to Arthur Peter and Amelia “Molly” (Simon) Petersen. She attended and graduated from Eagle Butte High School in Eagle Butte in 1942.