South Dakota



Injuries Cause Death of Kadoka Veteran
Hot Springs, Sept. 24 - Jesse K. Fell, about 28, World War veteran living at Kadoka, died at the veterans bureau hospital last night, victim of an automobile accident last Sunday evening which shattered four vertebrae in his neck. The accident occurred near Kadoka. A Miss Bock, Kadoka, riding in the Fell car, escaped serious injury. [The Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) 24 Sept 1926, pg 1]
Submitted by K. Torp

Kadoka Woman Dies in Hospital Here Sunday
Mrs. Baroline Gustad, 56, Kadoka, died at the Black Hills Methodist hospital here Sunday morning, having been brought here for treatment last Friday. She is the wife of Peter Gustad, Kadoka. The body was taken to Philip where funeral services are to be held.
[Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, SD) 11 Jun 1934]
Submitted by K. Torp

Kadoka Farmer Dies Following Accident
Louis C. Reutter, 69, farmer living near Kadoka, died at a Rapid City hospital Sunday afternoon from injuries received in an accident at his farm Saturday. Reutter was riding a hayrack filled with wood, which tipped over, throwing him out and breaking his back. Funeral services have been set for Wednesday at the Kadoka farm home. He is survived by his widow and several children, including Helen Reutter, graduate nurse formerly at the Methodist hospital in Rapid City. Reutter was born in Germany and was a member of the Lutheran church.
[Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, SD) 11 Oct 1937, pg 2]
Submitted by K. Torp

Belle Fourche - Alvin Peterson, 49, of Hulett, Wyo., a former resident of Kadoka, died in his flaming trailer house at Hulett Monday night. Ike Dudrey, Crook County Coroner, said at Sundance, Wyo., Tuesday night that a coroner's jury had ruled Peterson's death was due to "cause unknown".
[Deadwood Pioneer-Times (Deadwood, SD) 18 Nov 1959, pg. 6]
Submitted by K. Torp

Barrett Rites at Kadoka Pending
Kadoka - Mrs. Mary Barrett, 83, of Kadoka died at Memorial Hospital here Thursday morning following a heart attack. She had been residing at the Kadoka Rest Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George Ducey of Pierre and Mrs. Allen Smith of Kadoka; four sons, John of Belvidere, Bill of Gordon, Neb., Bernard of Scotland and Leo of Kadoka; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Services are pending.
[Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, SD) 25 Apr 1963, p 28]
Submitted by K. Torp

FLINN, Edward
Hot Springs, Sept. 26 – Edward Flinn, 49, Kadoka, died Friday morning at the Veterans’ Administration Facility hospital here. He was born Sept. 4, 1893, at Anamosa, Iowa. He enlisted in the army June 28, 1918, and was discharged June 5, 1919.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Flinn, and two sons, Donald and Leon, of Kadoka. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) 26 Sep 1942, Sat Pg. 5
Submitted by Nancy Bliven - Corrections by K.T.

GERKEN, Henry C.
Henry C. Gerken, Kadoka, died at a Rapid City hospital last night. Funeral services will be held in Wessington Springs under the direction of the Hobart Funeral Home. Gerken was born in Hanover, Germany on June 14, 1882, and came to the United States in 1886.
He lived in Yutan, Neb., until 1908 when he married Myrtle Taylor. They lived near Wessington Springs until 1953 and they moved to Kadoka.
Gerken is survived by two sons, John of Kadoka and Henry A., Sebastopol, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Curtis, Texas; four grand-children, two great-grandchildren; four step granddaughters, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Morris and Mrs. Johanna Hamilton, Fremont, Neb. He was preceded in death by one daughter and two brothers.
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) 20 Mar 1956, Tue pg.3
Submitted by Nancy Bliven

Frank G. Sherwood, 34, Nemo, Former postmaster at Cottonwood, died in a local hospital Wednesday night after a short illness. Sherwood had lived in Cottonwood from about 1910 or 1912 to seven years ago when he went to near Nemo to ranch.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. R. Brown, Mitchell, and two sisters, Mrs. L. O. Larson, Burlington, Wash., and Mrs. Thomas Blair, Hines, Minn. The body is at the Camnbell Funeral Home.
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) 15 Jan 1942, Thu Pg. 2
Submitted by Nancy Bliven

Wanblee, Feb. 22 – Joseph Russell, Wanblee, died here unexpectedly. He was a young man and seemingly in perfect health when retiring for the evening. About midnight he arose, stating he didn’t feel well and succumbed almost immediately. Physicians pronounced it heart failure. Mr. Russell, who was a livelong resident of Wanblee, was active in baseball circles, being catcher for the Wanblee Indian team. He is survived by his widow and other relatives living in Wanblee.
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) 22 Feb 1932, Mon Pg. 8
Submitted by Nancy Bliven

GARNER, Jennie Morrison
Mrs. James A. Garner, long time resident of Wanblee, died in Rapid City Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Powell. She was 43 years old. Funeral services were held here yesterday at Behrens’ Mortuary and the body was taken to Wanblee for burial.
Jennie Ray Morrison was born July 23, 1888, near Cavour, northeast of Huron. She was married to James A. Garner Dec. 9, 1904. To the union ten children were born, two boys, James Roscoe and Marvin Udell, having preceded her in death. She leaves her husband and eight children – Mrs. Lonabelle Hereher, Mrs. Audrey Rose, Mrs. Narald Russell, Elma, James A., Ella, Islabelle and Lucetta, all at Wanblee. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. A. J. Seritchfield; her father, George Morrison, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Powell and Mrs. M. L. Cable, a niece, Mrs. Joe Manley, and a nephew, Bryan DuPree, all of Rapid City, in addition to other relatives and friends.
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) 11 Jan 1932, Mon Pg. 2
Submitted by Nancy Bliven

Aberdeen American (15 Aug. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Kadoka, Aug. 14. - Henry Fratzke of Conata was so badly injured in a railroad accident at Interior that he died the next day. It being very dark, Fratzke failed to see that the train had started and the big drive-wheel bore down upon him, cutting the flesh away from his side as smoothly as though done with a knife. There was no physician at Interior and the loss of blood was so great that he died the following day.
Transcribed by GT Transcription Team

Charles Baddeley of Kadoka Succumbs – KADOKA – Funeral services for Charles Baddeley will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Morris Eliason officiating. Burial will be in the Kadoka cemetery with the Woodall Funeral Home of Philip in charge of arrangements.
Baddeley died Friday in the Kadoka hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1891 in Illinois. He lived in the Fort Pierre area from 1909 to 1959 when he moved to Belvidere; he came to Kadoka in 1961. Baddeley was a 51-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his widow, Dorothy; four boys, Terry and Roger in the U. S. Navy, Charles and Bruce of Kadoka; two daughters, Mrs. Eldon Russell of Custer and Virginia Baddeley of Kadoka; four grandchildren; a brother, Mark, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a foster son, Duke Hodge of Vermillion.
Pallbearers will be members of the Pierre Masonic Lodge.
(Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), December 7, 1964, Monday, page 4)
Transcribed by Peggy Thompson

Store Manager Dies – Kadoka, Feb. 2 – Joe Fuerst, about 60, manager of the Cedar Butte store about 35 miles southeast of Kadoka died Thursday morning in the Kadoka hospital, following a heart attack. Fuerst had managed the store about 25 years. He is survived by his widow and seven children. The body was taken to Murdo. Funeral arrangements are pending.
(Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), February 2, 1950, Thursday, page 2)
Transcribed by Peggy Thompson

Well Known Kadoka Woman Dies at Pierre – Journal’s Special Service.
Pierre, Aug. 10 – Mrs. Otto C. Sharon of Kadoka, died at the hospital Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, following several weeks illness with typhoid fever. The bady (sp) was shipped to Kodoka (sp) Monday morning, where funeral services will be held, with interment at Armour.
The husband, mother, father and sister were with Mrs. Sharon at the time of her death, besides whom a son 17, and daughter 6 years of age are left to mourn. The deceased was treasurer of Jackson county, the only woman in the state holding such office.
(Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) August 11, 1920, Wednesday, page 1)
Transcribed by Peggy Thompson

BELVIDERE – Requiem mass for Gilbert Shockley, who died Thursday at Kadoka, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with the Rev. William Philbin celebrant. Burial will be in the Belvidere Cemetery.
A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodall Chapel in Kadoka.
Shockely was born in Kellerton, Iowa, Dec. 5, 1900. He attended schools in Creston, Iowa. He was employed by Burlington Railroad for several years until coming to South Dakota. He owned and operated restaurants in Pierre, Norris, Kadoka and Belvidere until retiring four years ago. He married Emma Jusiek June 27, 1926 at Belvidere.
Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Jeanette Willert of Belvidere; one son, Bob of St. Paul, Minn.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Tame of Creston, Iowa, Winnie Sanford of Clarion, Iowa and Maxine Thuman of Iowa Falls, Iowa.
(Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota) January 11, 1969, Saturday, page 2)
Transcribed by Peggy Thompson



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