William “Bill” Stone
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:32am admin
William “Bill” Stone age 64, Kadoka, S.D., died Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
William Gene “Bill” Stone was born September 7, 1953, in Kadoka, the son of Gene and Barbara (Hedeen) Stone. Bill spent some of his school age years in Wiggins, Colorado, before moving with his parents and two sisters to Waubay. There he was joined by six more siblings. The family moved to New Underwood in 1970, where Bill graduated high school in 1971.
Bill entered the U.S. Army in 1971, and spent three years stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, Bill returned home to Kadoka where he spent the rest of his days.
Bill was united in marriage to Belva Dale on July 17, 1993, at the gazebo in Belvidere. To this marriage was born the apple of his eye, Briana, on February 17, 1994. Briana joined three siblings, Stefanie, David and Nathan.
The family enjoyed many hours of going to sporting events, fishing, bowling, playing pool and playing cards. The highlight of his days, were when grandsons Estin and Emmet would come over and sit on his lap and eat. They spent many hours entertaining Papa.
While living in Kadoka, Bill was employed by the City of Kadoka, working at the City Bar and the landfill, where he had a chance to visit with anyone who wanted to hear a story. He also helped the Patterson family with the family’s farms. Bill was an avid reader of the daily newspaper and never missed a day of coffee at Discount.
Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #27 of Kadoka.
Grateful for having shared his life include his daughter, Brianna (Carl) Stone and her sons, Estin and Emmet; three stepchildren, Stefanie Garnette, David Dale and Nathan Dale, all of Rapid City; 10 step-grandchildren; four brothers, Cliff Stone of Kadoka, Jody Stone and his wife, Sunday, of Hot Springs, Jerome “Zeke” Stone and his wife, Carleen, of Kadoka; Brad Stone and his wife, Kristie, of Kadoka; three sisters, Chris Cope and her husband, Drew, of Evanston, Wyo., Cathy Stone of Kadoka; and Laurie Prichard and her husband, Cleve, of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Belva;, his parents; one sister, Peggy Stone, and a nephew, Todd Prichard.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 14, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment with military honors will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com