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On August 29, 2015, after 91 years of dedicating his life to his family and to the Lord, Willard Christian was taken home to be with our heavenly Father.  Willard Christian was born September 17, 1923 in Hobert, Okla., to Edward and Ethel Christian. Growing up, his family was poor and he would...
Charles A. "Chuck" Sinkey age 83 of Midland, South Dakota , died August 25, 2015, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.   Charles Arthur Sinkey (Chuck) was born February 12, 1932, in Cooper, SD. He was one of four children of Art and Helen Sinkey. He attended grade school at Cooper...
Judith Lee “Judy” Daum, age 76, Murdo, S.D., died Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Dick Daum, Murdo; three children, Jessica Trent and her husband, Brian, Lewisville, Texas, Jeremy Daum and his wife, Katrin,...
Betty Loreen (Peters) Borders, 92, of Benton, Ky., passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Betty was born north of Okaton on April 13, 1923, to Fred and Ethel (Dobbin) Peters. She married Lloyd Borders of Murdo and they had four daughters. She is survived by her four daughters Charlene LaVail Pratt...
Katrina "Trina" Burns, age 34, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Philip, S.D., died August 12, 2015, at her home in Henderson. Katrina “Trina” Michelle Foley was born November 1, 1980, to Tom and Ann (Fitzgerald) Foley in Rapid City, S.D.  She grew up 35 miles northwest of Philip for the first six...
The Rosary Service for Lela Mae Englehart, age 81 of Bison, was held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison.  Fr. Tony Grossenburg officiated with burial in the Bison Cemetery. Special music was provided by Todd and...
Keith V. Smith, 88, New Underwood, S.D., passed away and was called home surrounded by his family Aug. 14, 2015. Keith was born July 28, 1927, to Perry and Manda Smith in Dante. He graduated from New Underwood High School in 1945. He taught grade school in Hereford for two years before entering the...
John William “Jack” Smith, 90, Sturgis, S.D., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Sturgis Regional Hospital. Jack was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Presho,  to Perry William and Amanda (Sattler) Smith. He moved with his parents to the Hereford community in 1929, attending the Lodge and Doyle schools and...
Michael Paul Melvin, 71, Sioux Falls, S.D., died August 7, 2015, peacefully at his home.  He was born in San Pedro, Calif., on September 3, 1943, to Paul and Betty (Buchholz) Melvin. Mike attended St. John's grade school, Cathedral High School, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and...
Bernard Walton Strait was born in Bonesteel, S.D., on February 4, 1926, to Cecile Waggoner Strait and John Walt Strait. At the age of three the family moved to Mellette County where his family farmed and ranched. He attended Prosperity Flat School through the eighth grade, and then attended Murdo...

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