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June 20th

Mike Shrader____________________________________

Mike Shrader, 55, of Pierre, S.D., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his home in Pierre
Mike was born June 30, 1958, in Sioux Falls to James and Barbara (Jessop) Shrader. He grew up in Sioux Falls, Philip and Ft. Pierre. While attending school in Ft. Pierre, he participated in track and cross country he also played the saxophone and won the John Phillips Sousa Award. He graduated from Stanley County High School in 1976. After high school, he attended Black Hills State for two years before moving to Arizona to work construction.


June 11th

Pastor Alvin P. Brucklacher____________________

Alvin Perry Brucklacher was born January 16, 1930, in Freeman, South Dakota, the son of John F. and Edna E. (Downer) Brucklacher. Alvin grew up in Turner County 11 miles southeast of Freeman. He attended school at Salem Township District #47. Before he started grade school his mother was given a message from God, that her son Alvin was going to grow up to be a minister, but she never told him, because she did not want him to be a minister because she said so. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed when in the 8th grade.


Mark Burns______________

Mark Owen Burns, age 59, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home in Dubuque.
Mark Burns was born February 21, 1955, in Quinn. The family lived in Philip where Mark received his elementary education. They later moved to Spearfish, where Mark graduated from in 1973. After graduation, Mark attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Mark spend 18 years working in the banking industry. He has lived the last five years in Dubuque.


Leslie Handcock__________________________________

Leslie Handcock, age 88, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Long Valley, died June 8, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Leslie Howard Handcock was born on April 17, 1926, in a farmhouse near Vermillion, the son of Maurice and Mae (Severson) Handcock.
He moved with his parents and brother, Donald, to Long Valley in March of 1927. By the time he was 10 years old he had started his lifelong career of farming and ranching. He continued to drive a tractor for over 70 years. Leslie enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing baseball and square dancing.


Clark Morrison___________________________________

Clark Morrison, age 85, of Philip, S.D., died Friday, June 7, 2014, at his home in Philip
Clark E. Morrison was born July 9, 1928, in Philip, the son of Guy and Ethel (DeLand) Morrison. He grew up on a farm 22 miles northwest of Philip and attended Elbon Rural School in that area. He later attended Philip High School, graduating in 1946. As a young man he farmed and ranched with his parents.


Norman H. Sebade_________________________________________________

Norman Henry Sebade, 95, of Tacoma, Wa., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Norman was born in Wall, S.D. In 1938, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris Crown. They were devoted to each other and their family.
Norman was a decorated Navy veteran of WWII. For most of his career he was superintendent for a large local construction company that built thousands of homes and apartments throughout the region. He also enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge by teaching carpentry for many years at Tacoma Vocation School.


June 4th

Dr. Williams R. Stone, Jr.__________________________

Williams R. “Bill” Stone, Jr., age 70, died on May 28, 2014, at the hospital hospice in Lincoln, Neb., with his wife Louise by his side. He died of lung failure.
Bill was born at Philip, S.D., on October 9, 1943. He was the first of five children born to Bill and Sylvia (Davis) Stone. He attended grade school in Rapid City and graduated from high school in Wall in 1961.


Anthony Venjohn_________________________________

Tony Venjohn, 37, of Piedmont, S.D., passed away May 25, 2014, in Piedmont due to a four-wheeler accident.
Tony was born April 7, 1977, in Miller, S.D., to Duke and Peg Venjohn. He attended St. Liborius Catholic School in Polo, S.D., and graduated high school from Miller. Tony attended Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., for a carpentry and civil engineering degree. He then moved to the Black Hills and took a job with the Department of Transportation in Rapid City.


Kenneth Vollmer__________________________________

Kenneth Robert “Kenny” Vollmer was born January 17, 1943, in Murdo, S.D., the son of Robert and Velma (Leek) Vollmer. He grew up in the Stamford area and attended Big White School in Mellette County. He later attended Jones County High School in Murdo, graduating in 1962.


May 28th

Jerry Evers_____________________________

Jerry L. Evers, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. Services will be held Friday, May 30 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids by Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at Stanton Cemetery in Stanton, Nebraska. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also after 9 a.m. Friday before the service.