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May 21st

Marjorie M. Letellier______________________________

Marjorie M. Letellier, age 90, of Norris, S.D., died May 14, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Marjorie Marie Martin was born on June 30, 1923, to Leslie H. and Bertha (Kaufman) Martin at their home above the Putnam Store in Norris. Her sister, Phyllis was born on April 12, 1926. They became real pals and remained close their entire lives.


Casey Nuzum____________________________________

Casey Nuzum, 25, of Buffalo, Wyo., formerly from Hulett and Sundance, died in a work related accident in Converse County, Wyo., on May 15, 2014.
Casey, came into this world on October 4, 1988 in Spearfish, S.D., and was raised by Justin Nuzum, Cindy Nuzum and big brother Colt Nuzum. He grew up on a ranch north of Hulett and attended Hulett High School where he graduated in 2007. After high school he went to work for various companies and at the time of death, was working for Tvedt Trucking.


Charles A. Willert, Sr.____________________________

Charles A. Willert, Sr., age 76 of Kadoka, S.D., died March 10, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Charles Allen Willert, Sr. was born to Emil and Etta (Griswold) Willert on September 22, 1937, at home in Kadoka. He was baptized at the Belvidere Presbyterian Church. Charles attended Willert Country School before graduating from Belvidere High School in 1955. He qualified to ride in the Texas State High School Rodeo in bareback riding as a junior in high school.
Charles married Jeanette Shockley in 1955 and in their marriage they had three children.


May 7th

David A. Hauk___________________________________

David Allen Hauk, age 62, of Miles City, Mont., formerly of Philip, S.D., passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home near Miles City surrounded by his family.
David was born on June 20, 1951, in Wall to George and Margaret “Peggy” (Clark) Hauk. He attended Lincoln Grade School just north of the farm until starting high school in Philip. Dave graduated from Philip High School in 1969.


Jerald W. “Jerry” Harder___________

Jerald W. “Jerry” Harder, age 87, died at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Jerry was born on October 30, 1926, to Elmer and Sophia (Laur) Harder in Burke, S.D. He was raised in Gregory, where he graduated from high school in 1944.
He entered the United States Navy in 1944 and served for two years. Following his discharge he attended South Dakota State University in Brookings. He received a bachelor of science degree in history and science in 1951. He taught history and coached at Philip from 1952-54.


Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer________________________

Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer, age 61, of Belle Fourche, died Thursday May 1, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer was born January 3, 1953, in Belle Fourche. She was the daughter of John and Lydia (Clairmont) Gunhammer.


April 30th

Luther Gay Hatle_______________________________

Services for Luther Gay Hatle, known as Gay to his family and friends, age 77, of Meadow, S.D., were held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow.  Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated with burial in the Chance Cemetery.
Serving as casketbearers were Bob and Mike Moser, John Grate, Jens Hanson, Wade Derflinger, Del May, Les and Dave Lensegrav.  Nick Pagliaro and Levi Butts were Honorary Bearers.


Theodore “Ted” John Degen, Jr._______

Theodore (Ted) John Degen, Jr., 77, of Cottonwood, S.D., passed away on April 26, 2014.
He was born in Alexandria on February 5, 1937, to Theodore John Degen, Sr. and Francis Degen.
His wife, Mattie Degen, was by his side when he passed.
He spent his life working construction jobs and handling heavy equipment. He had a love of hunting and fishing.


Jerry Iron Moccasin_______________________________

Funeral services for Jerry Iron Moccasin, 53, of Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Eagle Butte and Timber Lake, were held Saturday, April 26, at the Old Agency Building, Eagle Butte. Jerry will be cremated and his remains buried with his mother at the Timber Lake Cemetery at a later date.
Jerry entered the spirit world April 18, 2014, near Philip.


KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd__________________________

KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd, age 14, of Interior, S.D., died Thursday, April 24, 2014, as a result of a car accident north of Interior.
KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd was born May 6, 1999, in Rapid City, the daughter of Richard Wesley and Lacey Ann (Logan) Todd. She grew up in Interior with the exception of a few periods of time in New Mexico. She always considered Interior to be her home. Four years ago, she came to live with Tony and Crystal and was adopted by them. She received her elementary education in Interior, and was currently a freshman at Philip High School.