Elsie V. Grimes

Elsie V. Grimes, age 81, of Kadoka, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Monday June 13, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, and Megan Kingsbury, pianist, with special music by Carl Bauman, John Kaiser and Boyd Porch. Ushers were Norman Amiotte, Kelly Fortune, Larry Beckwith and Orville Josserand. Pallbearers were Austin and Levi Grimes, John Kingsbury, Irwin Ferguson, Tucker Green and Buster Peterson.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka was in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Viola Peterson was born on a ranch in the Weta area, the daughter of Jacob and Alma Peterson, Swedish immigrants who homesteaded in the Weta area.

She grew up on the ranch and attended Weta High School until the closing of the high school after her sophomore year. She then graduated from Kadoka High School as valedictorian of the class of 1942. As a young lady, she

ranched with her mother and brother, Ted.

After Louie's discharge from WWII, they were united in marriage in November of 1945, in Cheyenne, WY. They made their home on a ranch in the Weta area, where they raised their three children, and ranched all their married life. Because of poor health in later years, Elsie spent time in the nursing home and hospital.

Elsie was an active member and officer of the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed the fellowship of her Naomi Circle and organized and led junior high fellowship. She was a strong and active supporter of Rodeo Bible Camp, where she served as head cook for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Louie Grimes of Kadoka; two sons, Tom Grimes of Kadoka and Jerry Grimes and his wife, Merilee, of Kadoka; a daughter, Jeanie Kingsbury and her husband, John, of Pine Island, MN; five grandchildren, Stacy Green and her husband, Tucker, Levi Grimes and his wife, Elissa, Austin Grimes and his wife, Jessica Jean, Jessica Grimes and Megan Kingsbury; three great-grandchildren, Lane Green, Jackson Grimes and Jordan Grimes; two sisters-in-law, Maribelle Peterson of Philip, and Winifred Peterson of Palmyra, MO; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Halvor, Elmer, David, Albin "Pete", and Ted Peterson; and one sister, Helen Urban.

A memorial is established to the Rodeo Bible Camp.