Hughes County, South Dakota

Obituaries & Death Notices

 

 

 

abstracted from the Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman
Monday, November 20, 1967

ALBERT "BERT" SORENSON

Birth:  Aug. 5, 1888 (Wisconsin)
Marriage:  Helen Logan (1922, Pierre)(she . 1933)
Death:  Nov. 18 (Bancroft, IA)
Funeral: "Wednesday" (Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre)
Burial: Riverside Cemetery
Locations: To South Dakota early 1900s south of Harrold; after wife died he worked in Pierre, Idaho, Washington, and in Bancroft past 6 years.
Survivors: son Robert (Mason City, IA); son Merle (Pierre), daughter Georgeanna (MRs. Kenneth Brayton, Ft. Dodge, IA) and daughter Mrs. Axel Olson (Madison, WI)


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LAVERNE FRANCIS SMITH

Birth: Jul 20, 1930 (Hyde Co., SD)
Parents: Thomas E. and Rose (Pahl) Smith
Marriage: Elizabeth Ann Roche (June 19, 1957, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Blunt)
Death: Nov. 2, 1991 (St. Luke's Midland Hospital, Aberdeen, SD)
Age: 61 yrs 3 mos 12 ds
Funeral: Wed., Nov. 6, 1991 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Hyde co. schools; Highmore High School (1948)
Occupation: farming and ranching S. of Highmore
Military: U. S. Marine Corps (Feb. 1952 - Feb. 1954)
Organizations/Civic: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Preceded in death by: father, 1966.

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FRED O. OGLE

Birth: Dec. 27, 1887 (Newtown, Ind.)
Parents: Charles David & Flora M. (Griffith) Ogle
Marriage: Lillian Leona Mitchell (Indiana, Oct. 3, 1909)
Death: Thursday, May 11, 1989 (Pierre, SD)
Age: 101
Funeral: "Monday", Hofmeister Funeral Chapel, Pierre
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery
Education: Business School in Missouri.
Occupation: Farmer and Rancher.
Locations: Newtown, Indiana; south of Ree Heights, SD in 1909. North of Harrold in 1918. Retired to Pierre, 1969.
Organizations/Civic: Lily Masonic Lodge No. 62 (Harrold, SD), Yankton Consistory.
Other: Died at his home in Pierre. Funeral included Masonic rites.
Preceded in death by: parents, wife (1948), 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 brother, 1 sister

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XAVIER ZILTENER

Birth: March 20, 1909 (Goldau, Switzerland)
Parents: Karl & Crecentia (Rickenbacker ) Ziltener
Marriage: Elaina Deloris Eskins (Sept. 2, 1937)
Death: Wednesday, July 3, 1991 (Huron, SD)
Age: 82
Funeral: Saturday, St. Marin's Catholic Church (Huron)
Burial: Church Cemetery
Occupation: on a ranch (Sully co., SD); ranched on own account N. of Pierre and in Hyde co. (1958). 1978, retired to Huron.
Locations: Switzerland, came to US age 16, to work for relatives by Orient
Organizations/Civic: Knights of Columbus, St. Martin's Catholic Church
Preceded in death by: parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers

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MARION O. THURSTON STOLEY

Birth: June 30, 1917 (Banner twp., Hyde co.)
Parents: Joseph & Agnes Thurston
Marriage: 1) Andrew Odegaard (June 30, 1943; he d. 1951); 2) Marion S. Stoley (Aug. 5, 1958)
Death: Wednesday, July 15, 1992 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 75
Residence: Pierre, SD
Funeral: "Saturday" (Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre)
Burial: Riverside Cemetery
Education: Banner twp. rural schools; Faulkton High School; Northern State College
Occupation: Rural schoolteacher in Hyde co.; teacher (Pierre, 16 years)
Organizations/Civic: Lutheran Memorial Church; Pierre Senior Center board of directors; Circle 8 Square Dance Club' Oahe YWCA; Countryside Hospice; AAUW; Delta Kappa Bamma; NEA; PEA; SDEA; Toastmistress; Governor's Council on Aging; past president SD Association of Senior Centers; Pierre Area Senior Center; Senior Oahe Kinship Program
Preceded in death by:

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EMMA MAGDELINA MEHRER SENEY

Birth: January 26, 1912 (Scotland)
Parents: Christ & Olivia (Rottenberger) Mehrer
Marriage: 1) Frank Ondricek (Dec. 26, 1930, Highmore; he d. 1957) 2) Floyd Seney (June 5, 1960, Miller, he d. 1983)
Death: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1989 (Highmore Nursing Home)
Age: 77
Funeral: Saturday (Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Highmore)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery
Locations: Born at Scotland; Lesterville; Harrold; south of Highmore (21 yr); Highmore; Miller (1953); Huron; Highmore (1982)
Preceded in death by: both husbands, parents, daughter Pat Speirs (1983), 3 brothers

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SYLVESTER JOSEPH SCHMIDT

Birth: Aug 30, 1930 (Hyde co., SD)
Parents: Edward & Matilda (Mullenberg) Schmidt
Marriage: Mary L. Dolliver (June 28, 1960, Seneca, SD). Five children.
Death: November 5, 1990 (Ft. Meade Veterans Hospital, Sturgis, SD)
Age: 60 yrs 2 mos 5 ds
Funeral: Friday, Nov. 9, 1990 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Hyde county schools
Occupation: SD Department of Transportation (Pierre)
Military: U. S. Army, 1954-56.
Locations: Hyde county (till 1975); Huron; Highmore (in 1986)
Other: Catholic
Preceded in death by: parents, infant son Daniel Paul

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IRENE DENEVAN RINGER

Birth: Sept. 10, 1900 (De Smet, SD)
Parents: Alphonse & Maggie (Gallagher) Denavan
Marriage: Raymond Henry Ringer (Dec. 28, 1934, Harrold, SD)
Death: Aug. 15, 1991 (Longmont, CO)
Age: 90
Funeral: Aug. 17, 1991 (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church)
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: DeSmet high school (1920); South Dakota State Teachers College (Aberdeen and Spearfish, 1923-25)
Occupation: Schoolteacher (15 years; Kingsbury, Hyde counties, Rochford & Hill City)
Locations: Huron, 45 years. Longmont, CO in 1979.
Organizations/Civic: St. Martin's Catholic Church (Huron); St. Cecelias Altar Society (Huron)
Preceded in death by: parents, husband (1978), 2 brothers

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KATHLEEN E. REDING RAVNAAS

Birth: August 17, 1938 (Harrold, SD)
Parents: Peter & Evelyn (Boehmer) Reding
Marriage: Edward L. Ravnaas (Nov. 22, 1958) 3 children
Death: March 17, 1991 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 52 yrs 7 mos
Funeral: March 20, 1991 (St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery (Harrold)
Education: Harrold High School (Harrold, SD)
Occupation: State of South Dakota Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division (14 years)
Locations: Harrold; Minneapolis
Organizations/Civic: School board (1966-1979); Associated School Boards of Soth Dakota (Oct. 1976 - June 1979)
Preceded in death by: father, maternal grandparents August & Elizabeth Boehmer, paternal grandparents Henry & Anna Reding.

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HAROLD L. POPE

Birth: Sept. 6, 1914 (Gretna, NE)
Parents: George and Emma (Stimson) Pope
Marriage: Margaret Schmitgen (Jan. 29, 1951). 1 daughter
Death: March 9, 1992 (at home north of Harrold, SD)
Age: 77 yrs 6 mos 3 ds
Funeral: March 13, 1992 (St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: Black Hills National Cemetery (Sturgis, SD)
Education: Emerson, NE
Occupation: Farmed north of Harrold; custom baling, stackmoving, hay grinding
Military: Air Force (Aug 1942 - Oct 1945)
Locations: From Nebraska to South Dakota (came with combine crew)
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: 5 brothers, sister, parents

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ROSE MARIE HELSPER NIELSEN

Birth: May 9, 1941 (Redfield, SD)
Parents: Ralph and Delphine (Haider) Helsper
Marriage: Robert Nielsen (May 10, 1960, Aberdeen, SD) Five children
Death: February 13, 1990 (Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD)
Age: 48 yrs 9 mos 4 ds
Funeral: Saturday, February 17, 1990 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Hyde county rural schools, Aberdeen Central (graduated 1959)
Occupation: Kiddie Korner Day Care Center
Locations: Redfield, Hyde County, Harrold, Aberdeen, farm north of Highmore
Organizations/Civic: St. Mary's Catholic Church; St. Margaret Mary's Band, CCD teacher
Preceded in death by: father, grandparents, son David

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WALTER FREDERICK NAMANNY

Residence: Harrold
Birth: August 23, 1899 (Denison, Iowa)
Parents: Andrew & Matilda (Maach) Namanny
Marriage: Laura LaFave Peterson (June 30, 1941; Redfield, SD)
Death: Friday, February 16, 1990 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age: 90
Funeral: Thursday (Reck Funeral Home, Miller, SD)
Burial: Calvary Cemetery (Pierra, SD)
Occupation: Farmer, Namanny Cafe, road crews, hauled hay
Organizations/Civic: Blunt Senior Citizens Center
Preceded in death by: wife, parents, brothers Hans and Freddie, infant sister Rose

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RANDAL EARL MERCER

Birth: May 16, 1907 (farmily farm near Blunt, Hughes co.)
Parents: Caleb E. & Edna Pearl (Carey) Mercer
Marriage: Carrie Mae Curr (at Pierre)
Death: Friday, Aug. 2, 1991 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 84
Funeral: Tuesday (United Methodist Church, Blunt, SD)
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Blunt, SD)
Education: rural school near Blunt; South Dakota State Agricultural School (Brookings)
Occupation: farmer; ASCS; owned/operated Village Motel. Retired 1964.
Locations: Pierre, Blunt, Washington state
Organizations/Civic: Sully Buttes Telephone Exchange board of directors (founder); Blunt Senior Citizens; Masonic Lodge
Preceded in death by: wife (1982); a sister, grandchild, great-grandchild.

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EMILY BETTY JARRATT JOHNSTON

Birth: July 21, 1900 (Torreston, TX)
Parents: Lee & Nolie Jarratt
Marriage: Cecil N. Johnston (Torreston, TX, Feb. 8, 1918) 2 daughters.
Death: Feb. 15, 1992 (Maryhouse Nursing Home, Pierre, SD)
Age: 91 yrs 6 mos 24 ds
Funeral: Feb. 20, 1992 (First United Methodist Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery (Harrold, SD)
Education: Torreston, TX schools
Occupation: farmed near Torreston, TX
Locations: Torreston, TX (on farm during youth); Harrold, SD (in 1977)
Organizations/Civic: Baptist Church (Torreston, TX)
Preceded in death by: Husband, parents, daughter Imogene, 3 sisters, infant sister, infant granddaughter

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REGINA ELFREDA HOEFER HAGEMAN

Birth: Aug. 25, 1919 (Blunt, SD)
Parents: John & Gertrude (Venticher) Hoefer
Marriage: Rudolph Hageman (Blunt, SD, Aug. 25, 1937). 4 children
Death: March 22, 1992 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 72 yrs 6 mos 28 ds
Funeral: March 25, 1992 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Occupation: Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative (21 years - retired 1982)
Locations: Move to Highmore (1952)
Organizations/Civic: St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, Legion of Mary, American Legion Auxiliary and Highmore's Golden Age Club
Preceded in death by: Husband, parents, two brothers, 1 sister

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JOHN GUSTAVE GROSZ

Birth: September 8, 1908 (Willow, ND)
Parents: Gustave and Caroline (Luithle) Grosz
Marriage: Esther Rittel (June 14, 1934, Highmore, SD). 3 children
Death: March 20, 1990 (Highmore Healthcare Center, Highmore, SD)
Age: 82 yrs 6 mos 12 ds
Funeral: Saturday, March 24, 1990 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Mitchell, Letcher, Blunt, Harrold
Occupation: Mail carrier, starte 1934, worked 52 years.
Organizations/Civic: Star Route Mail Carriers Association
Other: Baptized Lutheran Church in ND; confirmed at Harrold Missouri Senate. Liked to fly.
Preceded in death by: infant son Jerry, parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers

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BERNARD ADAM GREGG

Birth: September 12, 1892 (Lyonsville, SD; near Kimball)
Parents: James and Agnes Gregg
Marriage: Clara Abernathy (January 15, 1916) 9 children
Death: Jan. 21, 1991 (Highmore Healthcare Center, Highmore, SD)
Age: 98yr 4 mos 10 ds
Funeral: Friday, January 25, 1991 (St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Organizations/Civic: Paradise Valley School Board (22 years); Hughes County Commissioner (21 years)
Other: "Good cowby with a beautiful singing voice."
Preceded in death by: wife; sons Chester, Bernard, William; daughter Lillian; sisters Maggie, Minnie, Lilly Myrtle, Elta, Lizzie; brothers Merrill, Robert, Will.

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HENRY DEWITT

Birth: Jun 24, 1917 (Bon Homme co., SD)
Parents: Arthur & Tina (Sjollma) DeWitt
Death: Jan. 8, 1992 (St. Mary's Sub-Acute Center, Pierre, SD)
Age: 74 yrs 6 mos 14 ds
Funeral: Jan. 10, 1992 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Rural Hyde co. schools
Occupation: farmed and ranched in S. Hyde co. with brother Elmer. Retired 1978.
Locations: from Bon Homme to Hyde co. (1921). To Pierre after retirement, 1978.
Organizations/Civic: Lutheran church
Survivors: sister Anna DeWitt (Highmore); brothers Jacob (Highmore), Elmer (Pierre); cousins.
Preceded in death by: parents


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SUSAN E. KUTENBACH DEGEN

Birth: December 5, 1907 (Dimock, SD)
Parents: Philip and Katherine (Geraths) Kutenbach
Marriage: Julius Degen (January 6, 1926, Dimock, SD). 3 children.
Death: August 9, 1992 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 84 yrs 8 mos 4 ds
Funeral: Thursday, Aug. 13, 1992 (St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery (Harrold, SD)
Education: Dimock schools
Locations: married at Dimock, moved to Harrold (1928), retired from farming 1968.
Organizations/Civic: St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society, Harrold Senior Citizens Center
Preceded in death by: Husband (1970), parents, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, 3 grandchildren

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EULA "MIMI" BALTZELL BLOUNT

Birth: March 1, 1901 (Liberty, Texas)
Parents: Charles and Della (Beam) Baltzell
Marriage: W. E. Blount (December 16, 1918, Hud, Texas) 4 daughters 1 son
Death: May 23, 1990 (Highmore Healthcare Center, Highmore, SD)
Age: 89yrs 2 mos 22 ds
Funeral: Saturday, May 26, 1990 (Luze Funeral Home, Highmore, SD); Graveside services Monday, May 28, 1990 (Neinda Cemetery, Hamlin, TX)
Burial: Neinda Cemetery, Hamlin, TX
Occupation: Southwestern Bell Telephone Exchange managers
Locations: Liberty, Texas; Rotan, Texas (1918); Goodlett, TX (1942); Hamlin, TX (1952 - 1980), Harrold, SD.
Organizations/Civic: Church of Christ of Blunt, SD
Preceded in death by: husband, daughter, 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 sisters, brother, parents

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LORINDA LYNN NEWTON

Birth: Dec. 3, 1969 (Gregory, SD)
Baptism: Church of Christ
Parents: Michael & Dona Jean (Hamlin) Newton
Death: February 22, 1989
Age: 19 yrs 2 mos 19 ds
Funeral: Monday, February 27, 1989 (Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: attended Capitol University (Pierre, SD)
Occupation: Highmore Nursing Home
Organizations/Civic/Hobbies: student manager of girls' basketball, drama, FHA, FBLA, Hisodak, debate, VP of Student Council, honor student, Miss Highmore 1987, Church of Christ
Preceded in death by: Gordon Hamlin (grandfather), three cousins

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LEONARD L. MCDONNELL

Birth: February 18, 1917 (Witten, SD)
Parents: John & Mary (Stoltenburg) McDonnell
Marriage: Alma Flood (August 28, 1945, Pierre, SD). 5 children
Death: March 25, 1989 (Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD)
Age: 72 yr 1 mo 7 ds
Funeral: Tuesday, March 28, 1989 (Unitd Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Onida City Cemetery (Onida, SD)
Occupation: Sutton Brothers (Agar & Onida, SD). Farmed. Highmore Livestock Exchange (until retirement in 1982)
Military: US Army (1942), medic for 3 1/2 years
Locations: Witten, Wood, White River, Onida, Agar, SD. Moved NW of Highmore in 1955.
Organizations/Civic: United Methodist Church (Highmore); Frank Vopat American Legion Post.
Preceded in death by: wife (1968), daughter Teah (1973), parents, sister, 2 brothers

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ALVIN RHEINHOLD HIEB

Birth: October 21, 1922 (Harrold, SD)
Parents: Adolph & Eva (Kaul) Hieb
Death: April 29, 1989 (Prairie Good Samaritan Center, Miller, SD)
Age: 66 yrs 6 mos 8 ds
Funeral: Tuesday, May 2, 1989 (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harrold, South Dakota)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery (Harrold, South Dakota)
Education: Prairie View country school (south of Harrold)
Occupation: farmer, south of Harrold
Organizations/Civic:
Other: death due to stroke. Spent last four years of his life at the Prairie Good Samaritan Center.
Preceded in death by: Parents, Pauline Jessen and Bertha Schmitgen (sisters), Samuel Hieb and Ruben Hieb (brothers), two infant brothers.

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ANNA MARIE UECKER GARRIGAN

Birth: Nov. 10, 1921 (DeGrey, South Dakota)
Parents: Charles and Polly (Schenegge) Uecker
Marriage: 1) Sam Hieb (November 16, 1941, Harrold, SD) (he d. 1957) 4 children 2) Frank Garrigan (June 30, 1961). 1 daughter.
Death: January 23, 1989 (St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, MN)
Age: 67 yrs 2 mos 13 ds
Funeral: Thursday, January 26, 1989 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery (Harrold, SD)
Education: Canning High School
Occupation: Farming, sold in 1967 to move to Highmore
Locations: Harrold and Highmore areas.
Organizations/Civic: Helping Hands Club; Jolly Janes Extension Club

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CLAUDE "JACK" BOHNING

Birth: Oct. 31, 1907 (Buffalo Center, IA)
Parents: Johann "John" & Emma Theresa (Bessine) Bohning
Marriage: Velma Fern Naysmith (June 23, 1931, Chester, NE)
Death: July 1, 1989 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 81 yrs 8 mos
Funeral: Wednesday, July 5, 1989 (Harrold Methodist Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemeter (Harrold, SD)
Occupation: owner of Bohning & Bohning General Merchandise Store (Harrold, SD), business originally started by father and uncle (Bill Bohning) in 1918.
Locations: Buffalo Center, IA; to Harrold, SD in 1914
Organizations/Civic: Harrold Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge (joined 1928)
Preceded in death by: Parents, 1 sister, 2 brothers

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MATHEW RICHARD BAUER

Birth: Dec. 17, 1916 (Roscoe, SD)
Parents: August Christian & Rosina (Auch) Bauer
Marriage: Betty Johnston (Forreston, TX; Nov. 7, 1943). Four children.
Death: October 23, 1988 (Rapid City, SD)
Age: 71 yrs 10 mos 6 ds
Funeral: Wednesday, October 26, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Harrold, SD)
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery (Harrold, SD)
Education: Roscoe and Harrold schools.
Occupation: farming and ranching 5 mi. south of Harrold, SD
Military: 1941, US Army. Served 4 years in Dallas, TX. Discharged 1946.
Organizations/Civic: United Methodist Church; Soil Conservation supervisor.
Preceded in death by: parents, 1 sister, 3 brothers, infant daughter.

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LAURA (BEALS) HARTT
1879-1943
Source: The Alpena Journal, Alpena, South Dakota
Sent in by Carole Dick
Hartt Researcher

LAURA (BEALS) HARTT, wife of Rev. Albert Hartt of Alpena, South Dakota was born in Blaine, Maine, on Sept. 18, 1879. She passed away at the Methodist hospital in Mitchell, S.D., on October 5, 1943, after an illness of 5 years. She received her education in the Blaine public school and Ricker Junior
College, Houlton, Maine. She then taught school for three years in the public schools of Aroostook Co. Maine.
On Christmas Day, 1900, she was united in marriage to Rev. Albert Hartt, and immediately thereafter took the position which she faithfully filled for forty-three years as mistress of her parsonage home. Eight of these years were lived in Maine, and thirty-five of them in South Dakota. Arriving in the State in November 1908, her first home was in Selby, S. D. Subsequently she lived in Britton, Lead and Redfield. During the two years in which her husband served in the First World War as chaplain, Mrs. Hartt and family lived in Mitchell, S.D. Following the war the family was stationed at Pierre. Subsequent
pastorates were at Groton, Doland, Hecla, and Miller. Two years ago, in feeble health, Mrs. Hartt entered at Alpena, her last parsonage home.
Death came to her peacefully at the end of two months stay in the hospital at Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, two sons, James C. of Huron, S.D. and Julian N. of New Haven, Conn.; two daughters: Mrs. A. L. Hutchinson of Lexington, KY, and Betty of Alpena, Four grandchildren survive her and also four brothers and two sisters.


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LAVERNE F. B. "SAM" GREGG

Birth: April 21, 1912, Gann Valley
Parents: Merrill Bernard & Sarah Ann (Abernathy) Gregg
Death: September 29, 1987 (Pierre, SD)
Age: 75 yrs 5 mos 8 ds
Education: Buffalo & Hughes counties.
Occupation: Rancher, Pocket and Harrold areas. 15 years at the Hyland Angus Ranch for Ted Jennings.
Marriage: Edna Mary Cowan, Dec. 2, 1933, Pierre, SD. Seven children.
Funeral: Saturday, October 3, 1987, St. John's Catholic Church, Harrold, South Dakota
Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, South Dakota
Arrangements: Luze Funeral Home, Highmore, South Dakota


Shot By a Boy
A Little South Dakota Girl Accidentally Killed
Pierre, South Dakota, December 10.--Charles Prince, a 13 year old boy, accidentally shot and killed Bertha Ackerman, the 13 year old daughter of James Ackerman, at De Gray, 20 miles south of here, last night, with an old musket.
Minneapolis Journal - December 10, 1895
Transcribed and contributed by: AFOFG


Pioneer South Dakota Indian Teacher is Dead
Pierre, May 27. Yesterday one of the pioneer Indian teachers of South Dakota, Miss Mary C. Collins, died at Keokuk, Iowa. Miss Collins took up her work of teaching Indians at Oahe Mission School in 1875, and in 1884, she went to Little Eagle on Grand River where she lived along and taught an Indian Mission School for many years until her health compelled her to give up this work. Miss Collins, before her death donated to the state many Indian curios picked up in her years of residence among the Sioux.
Aberdeen Daily News - May 31, 1920
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Aberdeen Daily News (12 Nov. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, Nov. 12. – M. L. French of Onida, a Sully county pioneer, died suddenly at his home this morning. He was one of the first settlers of central Sully county, and has held several important positions during the time he has resided in this county.


Aberdeen Daily News (5 Feb. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, Feb. 5. – Mrs. Riggs of this city died here this morning from the effects of an attack of appendicitis and complications following an operation.


Aberdeen Daily News (25 June 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, June 25. – George Reed, an old time resident of this city, died last night from injuries received in a runaway yesterday, when his wagon ran over him, causing internal injuries.


Aberdeen Daily News (8 Apr, 1891) transcribed by FoFG MZ

The sad news come from Pierre that C. M. Orr died very suddenly at that place Saturday evening. He was an old resident of Dakota, a well known independent, an active member of the Pierre band and during the past winter reported the proceedings of the legislature for the Journal. Many friends extend sympathy to those who mourn the death of an honest, conscientious, noble man.


Aberdeen American (4 Feb. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, Feb. 3. – Yesterday occurred the funerals of Sever Sorenson, and his sister, Mrs. John Stewart. Sorenson lived near Roussau, and Mrs. Stewart in this city, and both died at almost the same hour, both being victims of tuberculosis.


Aberdeen American (21 Dec. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, Dec. 20. – Mrs. A. Noren died in Pierre this morning after a protracted illness, Mrs. Noren being one of the oldest settlers of the capital city, coming here early in the eighties. The Norens are prominent Methodists of Pierre.


Aberdeen Daily News (1 Oct. 1897) transcribed by FoFG MZ

PIERRE, S.D., Oct. 1. – Mable Holmes, a 10-year-old girl, living near Okobojo was bitten by a rattlesnake and died the next morning from the effects of the bite.


Aberdeen Daily News (22 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. Z. Justus of Pierre died Monday morning after a lingering illness.


Aberdeen Daily News (16 Dec. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, Dec. 16. – Andrew W. Brink, one of the leading citizens of Pierre, died at his home in this city this afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis about ten days ago.


Aberdeen Weekly News (10 Mar. 1904) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pierre, S.D., March 8. – Miss Rena Nelson, the victim of the poisoned candy sent from Boone, Iowa, died last night from the effects of the poison.


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FRED ROOD WINANS

Funeral: 1) Sept 15, 1987, First United Methodist Church, Pierre, SD 2) First Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery
Died: Sep. 12, 1987, Pierre, SD
Born: Jan. 19, 1904, Highmore, SD
Parents: A. D. & Emily (Maas) Winans
Education: Law degree, University of South Dakota Law School, Vermillion (1929)
Marriage: Marian Sharp, 1929
Occupation: Attorney, Hyde County States Attorney, Hyde County Judge, State Senate, Circuit Judge, South Dakota Supreme Court (retired 1976)
Preceded in death: 2 sisters (Marjorie, Reva); 1 brother (Ralph); parents


Memorial folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

EMIL CHRISTIAN (CURLY) STIEFEL

Funeral: Sep. 9, 1987, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harrold, SD
Burial: Medicine Hill Cemetery, Harrold, SD
Born: Feb. 1, 1910, Lehr, ND
Died: Sept. 4, 1987 (Harrold, SD)
Age: 77 yrs 7 mos 3 ds
Locatons: moved to Harrold in 1911
Marriage: Alma E. Auch (Dec. 6, 1931)
Occupation: Rural Mail Carrier, worked for Rau Motors; Drury Motor Sales, Town of Harrold, School custodian (retired 1967)
Preceded in death: Mother (Magdalena Winckler); stepfather (Jacob Winckler); 2 stepbrothers (Albert and Emil Winckler); 2 stepsisters (Pauline Zoller, Mary Maro Tzke); 2 half-brothers (Richard Winckler, Gottlieb Winckler), infant half-sister (Evelyn Winckler)

 


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

WILLIAM STEPHENS

HIGHMORE – The funeral for William Stephens, 72, of Highmore who died Sunday January 24, 1982 in Sioux Falls will be 1 p.m. Wednesday January 27, 1982 in the United Methodist Church, Highmore, with Mrs. Lila Sloat officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Gann Valley on January 27, 1982.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 2-4 p.m. at Hurd-Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

He was born September 29, 1909, at Humboldt to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (Mary Snyder) Stephens. They moved to Gann Valley in 1920 where he graduated from school. On April 17, 1940, he married Carol Howard. They continued to farm in Buffalo County and moved to Hyde County in 1943 where he worked for Les Christenson until 1946 when he bought a ranch in Hughes County. He moved to Highmore in 1961 and did custom haying. He later worked for Farmers Union as a fuel delivery man until his retirement. He had since helped run the Stephens Café.

He served on the school board for 20 years and was a county assessor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, a nephew and two nieces.

(information on survivors omitted)


Memorial Leaflet
Burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, SD
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

EUGENIA HOLLERICH SCHMITGEN

Eugenia Mary Hollerich was born November 2, 1900, in Luxemburg to Harry and Katherine Hollerich and died January 32, 1986, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre, south Dakota, at the age of 85 years, two months and 19 days.

She received her education in Luxemburg, before coming to the United States in 1919 to work for an uncle in Good Thunder, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to John P. Schmitgen in June, 1925, at Good Thunder. To this union four children were born.

After her marriage, she moved to a farm ten miles north of Harrold, where she lived until 1976, when she made her home with her daughter, Katherine. She was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Harrold.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, two sisters and one infant son.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unknown Newspaper, undated
Handwritten: burial 11-30-82
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

PEARL SANDERSON

HIGHMORE – Pearl Blanche Sanderson, 83, of Highmore died Saturday, November 27, 1982 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday November 30, 1982 at Highmore City Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Dugan officiating.

Friends may call at Hurd-Luze Funeral Home, Highmore, 2-9 p.m. Monday.

She was born March 28, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Grant (Amelia Giles) Peterson. The family moved to Hughes County in 1909 where she received her education. She later taught school in western South Dakota. She married Arthur Sanderson and they lived in Peno Township, Hyde County for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and her husband.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unknown Newspaper, undated
Handwritten burial 1-17-1982
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

KENNETH E. PARKS

HARROLD – Kenneth Eugene “Hike” Parks, 56, of Harrold, died Saturday, November 13, 1982 in Harrold.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Isburg Funeral Home, Pierre, with the Rev. Bob Jannereth officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pierre on November 27, 1982.

Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established and can be left at the Isburg Funeral Home in behalf of the family.

He married Helen Gray in 1944 in Pierre. He later married Lunetta Unken August 6, 1980, in Pierre.

He had worked at various jobs, doing construction most of his life. He worked with Johnson Brothers Construction in Pierre and on the Oahe Dam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Skip Parks.

(information on survivors omitted)

 


Memorial Leaflet
Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

FRONIE SCHMIDT PARKER

Fronie Schmidt was born January 30, 1905, in Hyde County, South Dakota, to Leopold and Veronica (Giodt) Schmidt and died October 25, 1985, at her home at Highmore Manor at the age of 80 years, eight months and 25 days.

She was united in marriage to Frank Parker in January, 1938, at Pierre, South Dakota. To this union two children were born.

She was a lifelong resident of Highmore and an active member of the Legion of Mary.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1953, three brothers and one sister.

(survivor information omitted)


Unknown Newspaper
Unknown date
Handwritten 6-30-1980
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

SAM MCGAFFEE

Funeral services were held at the Hurd-Luze funeral home this Wednesday for Samuel J. McGaffee with the Rev. Orland Sloat officiating. Burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
Pallbearers were L. D. LaFortune, George Blasdell, Duane Johnson, Martin Wortman, Bud LaFortune and Everett Moore.
Samuel J. McGaffee was born May 11, 1908 at Pierre to Samuel and Sarah Kelley McGaffee and died June 30, 1980, at his home in Highmore at the age of 72 years, one month and 19 days.
He spent his entire life in the Highmore area, except when serving in World War II.
He married Dorothy Rathburn June 8, 1950, at Highmore.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unknown, undated newspaper
from the scrapbook of Jacque McDonnell

ARTHUR ANTHONY MARSO

Arthur Anthony Marso was born October 8, 1913, in Marion, S. Dak., to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Reding) Marso and died March 25, 1987, at the age of 73 years, five months and 17 days. He suffered a dehabilitating stroke in April, 1982, and a fatal heart attack in March, 1987.
He grew up In Marion, coming to Harrold in 1934. At this time, he lived and worked with his brothers, Charles and Ray Marso. In 1940, he enlisted in the National Guard and served with the 147th Field Artillery. He was stationed at Fort Ord, California, for one year and went overseas in December, 1941. He served In the southwest Pacific and Australia, returning to the United States in January, 1945. He was discharged in August, 1945.
He was united in marriage to Genevieve Stauble February 7, 1945. To this union three sons were born: Dennis, Jim and Larry.
He and his family moved to a farm south of Harrold, living there until 1949 when they moved Into Harrold. where they managed a grocery store until 1952. After that, he worked for the federal government, sealing bins. He also served as a city policeman for the Town of Harrold, a school bus
driver and a Hughes County Deputy Sheriff until his retirement in 1978.
He served on the Town Board, the Harrold Fire Department and St. John's Catholic Church Council. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, St. John's Church Choir. Senior Citizens and the South Dakota Peace Officers Association.
Some of his greatest loves were hunting, fishing, gardening, yard work and bouncing his grandchildren on his knee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary, Magdalene and Sister Sebastian; and three brothers, John, Frank and Charles.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unnamed, undated newspaper
Handwritten: d. 12-20-81, funeral 12-23-81
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

ADELIA LETTAU

Funeral services were held in the United Methodist Church this Wednesday for Adelia Lettau who died at the Hand County Memorial Hospital at the age of 72 years, nine months and 22 days (on December 20, 1981). The Rev. Orland Sloat officiated and burial was in the Highmore City Cemetery (December 23, 1981).

Pallbearers were Art Marso, Ray Misterek, Robert Houdek, George Sharp, Harold Aasby and Kenneth Heintz.

Adelia Boger was born February 28, 1908, at Garrison, North Dakota to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boger.

She received her education in Garrison. She married Joel R. Lettau of Whitewood on July 5, 1925, at Washburn, North Dakota. To this union four children were born.

She and her family lived and farmed in Harrold area until Joel’s death July 13, 1945, when she moved into Harrold. She worked in several cafes and was a cook at the Harrold consolidated School. She moved to Highmore in 1963 where she worked in cafes and for various families in the area. She was making her home at the Highmore manor at the time of her death.

Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters, three brothers, husband and son, Alvin.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unknown Newspaper, undated
Handwritten death 12-24-1983
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

CHAUNCEY KLEBSCH

Rites held for Chauncey Klebsch

Funeral services were held Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Highmore Church in Highmore for Chauncey Klebsch who died at his home in Highmore Thursday at the age of 89 years, four months and seven days. Father Paul Bachman officiated and burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Highmore.

Pallbears were Stuart Scott, William Kusser, Martin Bonnischsen, Dennis Nickelson, Charles Single and Harold Burnham.

Chauncey R. Klebsch was born August 15, 2894, at Redfield to Henry and Lena Klebsch.

He attended school in the Redfield area. As a young man, he worked in a flour mill and on a sheep ranch in the Frankfort area for six years.

He was united in marriage to Irene M. Sporrer on October 6, 1920, at Zell. To this union three children were born.

He farmed and ranched most of his life. In 1968, he retired from farming and moved into Highmore, where he spent the remaining years of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one grandson and three brothers.

(information on survivors omitted)


Unknown, undated newspaper
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

CHARLES F. INGLE

Charles F. Ingle was born July 15, 1904, at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Julie (Stran) Ingle and died April 24, 1987, at the Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore, South Dakota, at the age of 82 years, nine months and nine days.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He received his education in Parochial Schools in Prairie du Chien. He moved to the Harrold, South Dakota, area in 1919, working as a construction worker in Hughes County.

He was united in marriage to Ila Parks in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, on October 27, 1937. To this union three sons were born.

He was a mall carrier in the Blunt area from 1938-42, before moving to California, where he owned and operated a water well company. He moved back to Harrold in 1947 and was a U.S. Mail contractor until his retirement in 1976. He became a resident of the Highmore Nursing Home in 1981.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Dennis; one Infant sister; and three brothers: Lawrence, George and Cyril.

(information on survivors omitted)


Memorial Leaflet
Burial at Medicine Hill Cemetery, Harrold, SD
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

LORRAINE NICHOLSON HOFFMAN

Date of Birth: June 29, 1924, Holabird, SD
Parents: Vincent & Gladys (Stanton) Nicholson
Date of Death: Sep. 19, 1985, Miller, SD

Preceded in death by parents and sister, Mildred
 


Memorial Leaflet
Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

PATRICK DANIEL COWAN

Date of birth: Jun 11, 1936, Harrold, SD
Parents: Art & Mary (Gregg) Cowan
Date of death: Oct. 3, 1985

Preceded in death by wife, and son Douglas Mark


Unknown, undated newspaper (from scrapbook)
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

MAE BRADY

Mae Brady was born July 7, 1894, at Senica [sic], Illinois, to Jim and Anna (Noonan) Brady and died June 16, 1987, in Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 92 years, 11 months and nine days.

She moved to Estherville, Iowa, with her family and spent seven years there. In 1902, the family moved to Highmore, where she attended school. She also attended State Normal School in Aberdeen and later taught school in Hyde County for many years.

She was baptized in the Catholic faith and was a member of the Catholic Daughters.

In 1970, she moved to Pierre and at the time of her death resided in Maryhouse.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Delores Brady, Highmore; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.


from Memorial Leaflet
 

St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, South Dakota

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela Hamilton

 

AUGUST C. BAUER

Date of Birth: April 20, 1915, Roscoe, SD
Parents: August & Rosina (Auch) Bauer
Date of Death: March 1986, Harrold, SD
Age: 70 yrs 10 mos 15 ds
Cause of death: Cancer

Preceded in death by parents, brother Gustav, sister Alma Diegel, two sons Gary and Michael


Unknown Newspaper, undated
SSDI: b. 23 Apr 1903, d. Dec 1981
Last Residence: Highmore, Hyde co., SD
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

JEANETTE AUCH

Rites held for Jeanette Auch

Funeral services were held in Our Savior Lutheran Church this Wednesday for Jeanette Auch who died Saturday at the Huron Nursing Home at the age of 78 years, seven months and 26 days. Pastor Youngquist officiated and burial was in the Highmore City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Knippling, Donald Knippling, Daniel Knippling, Gale Auch, Steven Auch and Marlin Auch.

Jeanette Lillian Palmer was born April 23, 1903, at Martin County, Minnesota, near Granada, to Ray and Mary Spain Palmer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

She received her education in rural schools and attended Southern Normal School at Springfield, where she received her diploma and started teaching. She taught in rural schools in Scotland for five years before she married.

She was united in marriage to Emil Auch on March 8, 1927, at Yankton. To this union two children were born. The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March, 1977.

She and her family lived at Lesterville a year and in the spring of 1928 moved to Harrold. In 1932, they moved to a farm in Hyde County, where they resided until 1978, when she and Emil moved into Highmore. She began teaching again in 1943 and taught in rural schools in Hyde County until her retirement in 1967. After this time, she did substitute teaching. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and always a willing participant. She was also active in Extension work and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include one son, Myrle E. Auch, Miller; one daughter, Ethel L. Knippling, Chamberlain; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Luella Palmer, Sioux City, Iowa; and one brother, Jim Palmer, Riverside, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, two brothers and one granddaughter.


Unknown, undated newspaper
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

CHARLES EDWIN KING

Date of Death: Monday, Aug. 18, 1986
Funeral: "Friday", Calvary Baptist Church, Blunt.
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with military honors
Date of Birth: Aug. 31, 1937, Philip, SD
Parents: Daniel Forest & Frances Lomica King
Education: Capa and Bovine (grade school), Blunt (high school)
(some information omitted due to privacy concerns)


Memorial Leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

HILDEGAARD WOLZ DANBURG

Birth: May 14, 1901 (Hutchinson co., Freeman, SD)
Parents: John C. & Elizabeth (Stern) Wolz
Died: July 6, 1986 (Pierre, SD)
Age: 85 yrs 1 mo 22 ds
Baptism & Confirmation: Hebron Lutheran Church (Freeman, SD)
Marriage: 1) Fred Knodel, Sept. 14, 1919, Menno, SD. Lived near Freeman and Holabird. 2) Devern Danburg, 1942, lived in Miller and Huron.
Other: Entered nursing home at Highmore in 1983.


from memorial folder, contributed by Jacque McDonnell

DOROTHY MUREE NOONAN

Dorothy Muree (McDonald) Noonan was born on September 24, 1920, to Stella (Durkin) and Bill Gallagher at their ranch near Stephan, S.D. She graduated from Mt. Marty High School in Yankton, S.D. and attended nurses training in Omaha, NE. In February. 1942, she married Julian McDonald and spent many years of her life on the ranch north of Highmore. Julian died on July 21, 1975. Dorothy married James (Clem) Noonan on June 27, 1977. He passed away on October 16, 1981.
Dorothy was an active member of the S.D. Republicans and was appointed by six different Governors to committees from 1970 through the 1990s. She was involved in many volunteer activities including Girls State (25 years as a counselor), Catholic Daughters, March of Dimes, and since moving to Pierre in 1993, she enjoyed her many hours as a docent at the Cultural Heritage Center.
Dorothy, 84, of Pierre, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre.
Greatful for having shared in "Granny's" long and wonderful life arc her daughters, Suzan Hart, San Pedro, CA, Katheryn (Neil) Davis, Blunt, S.D, and Mary Therese "Tess" (Kent) Kass of Bainbridge Island, WA; her Brother Bill (Beverly) Gallagher, Stephan, S.D. She will be lovingly remembered by her nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two nephews and a niece. Her daughters are thankful for the kindness shown Dorothy Muree by her many special friends.
Due to the beginning of the Lenten season, the family request donation to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

September 24, 1920 - February 6, 2005
Rosary: Wednesday, February 9, 2005, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Pierre, SD
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, February 10, 2005, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Pierre, SD
Fr. Tom Cool - Celebrant
Sister Sherylyn Dinsmore - Pianist
Jeff Speaect - Vocalist
Casket Bearers: Bryce Chambers, Kory Davis, Neil Davis, Bill Gallagher, Bill Gallagher, Jr., Michael Hart, Tom Gallagher, Kent Kass
Honorary Basket Bearers - All of Dorothy Muree's Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Interment - Thursday, February 10, 2005, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Feigum-VanLith Funeral Home


The Highmore (SD) Herald
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

KATHRYN BUECHLER AUCH

Funeral services were held February 20, 2006 at Faith Lutheran Church for Kathryn Auch of Pierre. Pastor Brad Urbach officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
Kathryn Buechler was born December 19, 1910 to George and Christina (Frey) Buechler in Bon Homme County south west of Tripp, SD and died February 17, 2006 at Maryhouse Nursing Care Center in Pierre, at the age of 95 years, one month and 29 days.
She grew up in Tripp until she was 10 years old when she and her family moved southwest of Highmore. She attended school at South Gage School southwest of Highmore. She completed seventh grade and then left school to help on the family farm. She also worked in cafes and private homes.
She was united in marriage to Herbert Auch in Miller, SD at the Lutheran Parsonage on May 16, 1935. They moved to Harrold, where they raised their family and lived for 56 years. In Harrold, she was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the ladies guild and Senior Citizens Center.
She took great joy working in her flower and vegetable garden. The family remembers the wonderful German meals she prepared.
Due to failing health, Herbert and Kathryn relocated to Pierre in 1991 to be closer to family and healthcare. In Pierre, she was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Forever Young and Dorcas Circle.
She continued to be able to garden by convincing her land lord to let her put a small garden in the apartment lawn.
Kathryn suffered a stroke and moved to Kelly's Assisted Living in July of 2000. She lived there until 2003, at which time she moved to Maryhouse Long Term Care Facility where she lived until her death.
Survivors include her four children: Robert Auch of Denver, Mary Hiller of Pierre, Charlotte and Roy Hiller of Pierre and Marsha and Glenn Priebe of Pukwana; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son-in-law Chet, a great-grandson Gage, eight brothers and three sisters.


From Funeral card
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

ALFRED J. BERRIEN

Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 25, 1985
St. John’s Catholic Church, Harrold, South Dakota
Interment: St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Harrold, South Dakota

Alfred J. Berrien was born September 12, 1909, at Huron, South Dakota, to Alfred and Terecia (Arnoldy) Berrien and died May 23, 1985, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 75 years, eight months and 11 days.
He received his education in Yankton schools, moving with his parents to Sully County in 1928. He moved to his present farm in 1934, where he resided until his death.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Schmitt on October 3, 1949, at Highmore, South Dakota. To this union three children were born.
He spent several years as a TV repairman. He served on the township board and the school board for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Harrold; one daughter, Linda Rogers, Lakeville, Minn.; two sons: David, Bloomington, Minn.; and Dennis, Harrold; two grandchildren; one sister, Helen Pyncheon, Pierre; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Georgia Roberts.


Memorial Folder for Kimberley Cowan Churchill
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

KIMBERLEY ANN COWAN CHURCHILL

Kimberley Ann Cowan was born on June 18, 1962 in Pierre to Paul (Willie) and Loretta (Metzinger) Cowan.
Kim attended school in Pierre for thirteen years beginning at Peoria Country School and graduating from Riggs High in 1980. She then attended SDSU where she was a Great Plains collegiate rodeo secretary and graduated in 1984. She married Don Churchill on October 6, 1986 in Alpine, Texas. She worked for Onida Feeders, May, Adam, Gerdes and Thompson, Sew What Embroidery and finally as a mom at home with her children Libby Megan, Carly Ann and Murphy Elizabeth. Kim was diagnosed with cancer on July 16, 1998 and moved lo Highmore Healthcare Center on September 12, 2002.
Above all else, Kim was a ranch wife and mother. Known for her efficiency, organization and determination, she was involved in all aspects of ranching from riding, roping and doctoring in the pasture to cooking, and working with college, 4-11 and youth rodeo. Though she only had three children, she was a coach, mentor and role model to many, many more.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Art and Mary Cowan and maternal grandfather Art Metzinger.
Memorials may be directed to Highmore Nursing Home.

June 18, 1962 – October 10, 2003
Interment: Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre, South Dakota

(survivor information omitted for privacy reasons)


Unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell
 

MARIE L. TOBIN CRAWFORD

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg for Marie L. Crawford of Highmore, formerly of Gettysburg and Pierre. Father John Short officiated and burial was in the Catholic Cemetery in Gettysburg.
Marie Lorraine Tobin was born October 13, 1923 in Roswell, SD to Thomas and Mable (Clute) Tobin and died September 24, 2003 at the Highmore Healthcare Center in Highmore, SD, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 11 days.
She was the oldest of nine children. She was united in marriage to Richard S. Crawford on August 26, 1942, at the age 19. To this union seven children were born.
She worked various trades until she began as a clerk typist in May 1974, working for the Division of Highways in Pierre, SD and for the Clint Roberts Campaign in 1980. Marie became a housekeeper for a few years in Minnesota
before returning to SD and lived in Pierre for the last 30 years.
She was active in the Senior Citizen Kitchen band and singing group; song leader at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Altar Society in both Gettysburg and Pierre. She was a member of DAU, Catholic Daughters, Legion of Mary, and the Community Choir of Pierre. Marie loved bingo, music, and all of her children, and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons, Thomas and Patrick.

(survivor information omitted for privacy reasons)


Unknown Newspaper, July 14, 2003
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

ROBERT L. GREGG

Robert L. Gregg, Spearfish, formerly of Pierre, died peacefully at his home with special friend Marjorie Crane and many family members by his side on Saturday, July 12, 2003.
A memorial service has been set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish. Everyone is invited to a reception at Spearfish Park following the memorial service.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Theresa Margaret Cowan Gregg; daughters Nancy Beaner and Rita Barta; grandchildren Boyd Gregg and Ryan Beaner; and six brothers and sisters, Sam, Mary, Clyde, Scott, Heather and Bernard.

(survivor information omitted for privacy reasons)


Unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

ROBERT SCOTT

Funeral services were held January 23, 2006 at the Vivian Auditorium for Robert L. Scott of Pierre. Burial was in the Presho City Cemetery.
Robert LeRoy Scott was born April 19,1922 in Lyman County, SD to Ray and Elsa (Schnert) Scott and died January 19, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre at the age of 83 years and nine months.
He attended school at Stony Butte Township and graduated from Presho High School. He served in the Army where he was stationed in Japan.
He worked off the farm/ranch at several jobs to earn money to keep and build the ranch.
He was united in marriage to DeLoris Miller on June 15, 1950 at Kennebec, SD. His aunt Ida Miller and his mom gave them money and land to get started.
They lived and worked at the ranch until 2001 when, because of DeLoris' health, they sold the ranch to Mary Kay and Dick Carter. They purchased a home in Pierre. DeLoris passed away on July 31, 2003.
Bob was a Legion Commander and member at Vivian. He also was DAV commander and chaplain, a life member of the VFW, where he served as National Aid-De-Camp in 1964, VFW District Commander from 1965-1966, All state team Post Commander from 1967-1968 Post 2038, Post Chaplain 1989-1995, 1969-1970, and 1989- 1992 and was Chaplain at the time of his death. He also was a member of Toastmasters and the Lyman County Historical Society. In 1968 he was Citizen of the Day in Pierre. 2002 was State Bob Scott Day.
He married Velta Sarvis Kindopp on June 12, 2005. They enjoyed each other very much and traveled some and danced their way through life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, two brothers and one brother-in-law.

(survivor information omitted for privacy reasons)


Memorial Folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

ALICE MAY GALLOGLY SUNDING

Alice May Gallogly was bom March 12, 1914. in Hyde County, South Dakota, to Joe and Mary (Sherman) Gallogly and died December 18, 2003, at the Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 89 years, nine months and six days.

She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Edwin Church and confirmed on December 7, 1952 by Rev. Richard Schlack. She attended school in Lincoln Township and Highmore, South Dakota. She also attended school at Harrold, South Dakota, where her sister, Lottie Jeffers, was her teacher.

She was united in marriage to Glenn (Bud) Sunding, son of Carl and Roberta Sunding, on November 30, 1934, at Cadott, Wisconsin. To this union one daughter was born. They farmed and ranched until April 24, 1984, when they retired and moved to Highmore. Her husband passed away in 1988 and she continued to maintain her residence in Highmore, until the fall of 2002 when she began residence in Sioux Falls due to ill health.

She was a member of the Edwin Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School. After moving into Highmore. she helped whenever she was needed at Our Savior Lutheran Church and was also active in the Golden Age Club and the Senior Center.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking, country music and dancing. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and entertaining family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters: Lottie Jeffers and Minnie Forman; and three brothers: Glen, Ernest and Paul Gallogly.

Interment: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

(note: information on survivors was omitted due to privacy reasons)


Unknown newspaper
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

ANN THORESON

Ann Thoreson died on April 3, 2003.

A memorial service to celebrate her life is being planned for a later date.

Annie Marie Springer was born in Chamberlain on Jan. 29, 1917, to Herman and Maria (Nitz) Springer. As a young adult, she moved to the Highmore area where she married Albert Mehrer. They raised a family together until her husband's death. At that time she and her two children moved to Pierre where she later married Theodore Thoreson and had two daughters. While living in Pierre, she worked for J.C. Penney Company and later for the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles. In 1992 Ann moved to Keizer Ore., where she lived until her death. Her family and friends share wonderful memories of her creative talents as a seamstress and her love of gardening and sharing its bounty with others. To many she is fondly remembered as "Catfish Annie" with a passion for fishing.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, two husbands, and eight brothers and sisters.


17 Nov 1982
submitted by Jacque McDonnell

KENNETH E. PARKS

Harrold - Kenneth Eugene "Hike" Parks, 56, of Harrold, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1982 at Harrold.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Isburg Funeral Home, Pierre, with the Rev. Bob Jannereth officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Pierre.

Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday until the time of funeral at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established and can be left at the Isburg Funeral Home in behalf of the family.

Kenneth Eugene Parks was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Blunt to Mr. and Mrs. Bert (Nevia Schreffler) Parks.

He married Helen Gray in 1944 in Pierre. He later married Lunetta Unken Aug. 6, 1980, in Pierre.

He had worked at various jobs, doing construction most of his life. He worked with Johnson Brothers Construction in Pierre and on the Oahe Dam.

He is survived by his three sons, Duane Parks of Longmont, Colo., Allen Parks of Newcastle, Wyo., and David Parks of Harrold; 22 grandchildren; two sisters, Ila Ingle of Harrold, and Mrs. Harry (Marian) Roberts of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, LeRoy "Mike" Parks of Blytheville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Skip Parks.






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