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Buffalo County, South Dakota

Obituaries & Death Notices

Crane, Dolores Trammel


Hall, Melvin J.

Maudlin, Stanislaus

Rank, Mrs. John

Stephens, William

Sterrett, Lois C. Merkle

Tiyona, Annie M.


Aberdeen Daily News (3 May 1894) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Word has been received that a young man named Flynn, of Buffalo county, had been killed by eating wild parsnips. He was about 19 years old.

The Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman
Tuesday, October 25, 1966


Funeral: "Wednesday", Trinity Episcopal Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, SD
Born: Aug. 6, 1908 (?), Luverne, MN
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hall
Marriage: Jessie Wooledge (of Gann Valley), m. Nov. 8, 1932
Occupations: farmer near Gann Valley, moved 1941 to Pierre, employed at Wegner Auto

Unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


The Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, OSB, 89, a monk of Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, died at St. William's Nursing Home in Milbank Sunday, Jan. 22. Funeral Mass will be held at Blue Cloud Abbey Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11:00 a.m. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of arrangements.

Father Stanislaus was born in Greensburg, IN, on Dec. 16, 1916. He entered the Order of St. Benedict at St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, in 1934 and professed final vows in 1938. In 1942, he was ordained to the priesthood. He was assigned to St. Ann's Mission, Belcourt, North Dakota, the following year. Named superior of St. Michael's Mission, St. Michael, North Dakota, he remained there for six years, followed by assignment to Immaculate Conception at Stephan, South Dakota, where he served the parishioners of Stephan, Fort Thompson, Big Bend and Pierre. He returned to Belcourt, North Dakota, for a brief time in 1966.

He was a founding member of Blue Cloud Abbey in 1950. In 1967, he was named the Executive Director of the American Indian Culture Research Center at Blue Cloud, a position he held until his death. Bishop Paul V. Dudley of the Sioux Falls Diocese named him Vicar for Indian Ministry and this past December, he received an honorary doctorate from Mt. Marty College in Yankton. Soon after this, he suffered a stroke.

Survivors include: a brother, Joseph Maudlin of Diamond Bar, California; and a sister, Sister Marie Kathleen Maudlin, O.S.F. of Oldenburg, Indiana.

Note: died Jan. 22, 2006

The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota
Friday, March 2, 1962


Funeral: "Saturday", Duncan Catholic Church (12 mi. NW Gann Valley)
Age: 23
Cause of Death: farm accident
Burial: church cemetery

Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman
November 24, 1972


Funeral: "Wednesday", Congregational Church
Died: "Monday", Jerauld Co. Memorial Hospital, Wessington Springs
Born: Aug. 13, 1923, Aurora county
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merkle
Education: Letcher high school
Marriage: Lester Sterett, m. May 29, 1941, Pipestone, MN
Age: 49
Locations: Letcher, Fedora areas; moved to Gann Valley 1967

Memorial Folder
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


Born: Sep. 13, 1924, Highmore, SD
Parents: John & Loena (Melbourn) Trammell
Died: Sept. 29, 2003, Highmore, SD
Age: 79 yrs 9 ds
Education: Highmore High School; Northern State Teachers College (elementary education)
Occupation: rural school teacher in Hyde and Buffalo counties, and in Huron and Highmore.  Owned and operated Crane's Welding (Highmore)
Marriage: Raymond Crane, m. Jun 12, 1949.  He d. Feb. 26, 1988.
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Unnamed, undated newspaper
Handwritten d. 1-24-82; burial 1-27-72
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton


Died: Sunday, Jan. 24, 1982 at Sioux Falls
Funeral: Wed., Jan. 27, 1982, United Methodist Church, Highmore
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Gann Valley
Born: Sep. 29, 1909 at Humboldt
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (Mary Snyder) Stephens
Locations: to Gann Valley in 1920
Education: High school at Gann Valley
Marriage: Carol Howard, m. Apr 17, 1940
Occupation: farming (Buffalo County); worked for Les Christenson (Hyde County, 1943); ranching in Hughes County (1946); custom haying (Highmore), also Farmers Union fuel delivery, Stephens Cafe
Other: School board, 20 years; county assessor

Unnamed, undated newspaper
SSDI: 17 Mar 1903 - Oct 1985
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton


Died: "Thursday," (Oct. 1985) at Weskota Memorial Medical Center, Wessington Springs
Funeral: Monday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fort Thompson
Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Fort Thompson
Residence: Fort Thompson




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