Obits

Elaine Cunningham, age 86
  Elaine Cunningham, age 86, of Pierre, S.D., went to be with her Lord on Aug. 12, 2016.  Memorial services were held Friday, Aug. 19, at Lutheran Memorial Church. Elaine Marie Cunningham was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Linsay, S.D., to Kenneth W. and Agnes J. (Markwed) David. She lived in the Robbs...
Blaine Curtis Peterson, age 16
  Blaine Curtis Peterson, age 16, of Belle Fourche, S.D., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls.   A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche. Pastor Randy Bradley and Pastor Jean Helmer will officiate...
Kelly Forrester, age 53
  Kelly James Forrester, 53 of San Jacinto, Calif., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016.  He entered into life on August 11, 1962, at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, S.D, to his wonderful parents, James W. Forrester, Jr. and his wife Sonia.  Kelly earned a college degree and worked as a certified...
Clyde Orval Persons, age 86
       The stock market lost one of its greatest devotees, Clyde Orval Persons, to leukemia on March 19, 2016. He passed, aged 86 years, surrounded by his family. Clyde was born Oct. 10, 1929, to Raymond Persons and Marion Thelma (Van Cleave) Persons. The family lived in the area of Jones and...
Gerald “Jerry” Wallace Freels, age 85
Gerald “Jerry” Wallace Freels of Independence, Mo., passed away July 10, 2016, at the age of 85.    Jerry served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from General Motors, Leeds Plant in 1991.    Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Raynal Marie Freels; his...
Clifford Picotte, age 79
    Clifford Picotte, age 79, of White River, S.D., died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.    Clifford Picotte was born at home to Paul Allen and Bertha Picotte near Geddes.    Survivors include nine children Tim Ellendorf of Kentucky, Anthony (Rene) Ellendorf of Sioux...
Faye E. Bryan, age 87
    The spirit of Faye E. Bryan, age 87, of Wasta, S.D., departed Thursday, July 28, 2016, after her brief stay at Hans P. Peterson Hospital, Philip.    She was the daughter of William and Ida Norton, born Sept. 3, 1929, at Wall. During her childhood the family moved to Hot Springs and Spearfish,...
David William Beautiful Bald Eagle, Jr. “Waniyetu Opi”, age 97
    David William Beautiful Bald Eagle, Jr. “Waniyetu Opi”, age 97, took his journey home on Friday July 22, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m. at his home surrounded by family. He was born in a tipi near Cherry Creek along the banks of the Cheyenne River on April 8, 1919. Born the grandson of Chief...
Frances Eulberg, age 78
Funeral services for Frances Eulberg, age 78, of Dupree were Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dupree. Burial followed at the Dupree Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Mrs. Eulberg passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice...
Elnora Melita Drewitz, age 91
    Elnora Melita Drewitz, age 91, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Ridgewood Care Center in Racine, Wis.    Elnora was born December 12, 1924 in Creighton, S.D., to Albert and Ludmilla Eisenbraun.    On June 15, 1946, she married Oscar Drewitz in Rapid City. They lived on the farm north of...

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