RAPID CITY - Jonathan James Howe, 9, died Friday, August 1, 2003, as a result of a golf cart accident near his rural Rapid City home.
Jonathan was born March 10, 1994, in Rapid City, S.D., to Misty Michelle Muecke Howe.
Jonathan was an intelligent child full of love and life. He loved being at home with his dogs, family and games. He was a Pokemon master who loved electronics, computers and his Game Boy.
He was involved with Sunday school, homeschoolers, science center and enjoyed classes at the YMCA, Imagination Station, piano and many more activities.
In his life, he touched many people, and he will be sorely missed.
Especially grateful for having shared in his life are his mother Misty and special friend Dean Harrison; grandparents, Alvin and Jean Howe, Rapid City and Roger Muecke, Sioux Falls; great-grandmother, Ester Muecke, Sioux Falls; great-uncle Richard Donaldson, Rapid City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Black Hawk Community Church with the Rev. Alan Bates officiating.
Interment will be at the Pine Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Robert R. Wright
PIERRE - Robert R. Wright, 90, Pierre, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Pierre.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred, Pierre; three children, Mary Gilbert, Carpenter, Kathleen Wright, Pierre, and John Wright, Sioux Falls; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. scripture wake service at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pierre.
Paul Richard Schablitsky
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Paul Richard Schablitsky, 65, Burnsville, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, in Belle Fourche.
Survivors include his wife, Penny, Burnsville and formerly of Belle Fourche, S.D.; two sons, Rick Schablitsky, Deer Trail, Colo., and Wade Schablitsky, Denver; one brother, James Schablitsky, Lakeville; one sister, Mary Melchert, Faribault; two half-sisters, Carol Hillebrand, Faribault, and Sharon Morgan, Mesa, Ariz.; one half-brother, Rudolph Kadlec, Faribault; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Kline-Frost Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche.
Clinton Alvie Rogholt
RAPID CITY - Clinton Alvie Rogholt, 89, Rapid City, succumbed to cancer quietly at his home on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003.
He was born June 10, 1914, in Sinai, S.D., to Lewis and Clara (Erickson) Rogholt. He worked as a carpenter and home builder in the Sioux Falls area. He met the love of his life and married Gladys Tenold on Oct. 12, 1940, at Flandreau, S.D. The family moved to Rapid City in December of 1951 and he completed the rest of his career as a successful and respected real estate broker in the community.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and an honored member of the Alano Society for more than 50 years. Well known and loved, he was a faithful husband, wonderful father and friend, always making our hearts light with a smile and laughter with his stories and jokes.
Sadly he left behind his wife of 62 years, Gladys Rogholt; a daughter, Deanna Noell, Orlando, Fla.; a granddaughter, Tammy Hey; two great-granddaughters, Danielle and Stephanie Hey, all of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Eldean Pirlet and her husband George, Volga, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, LaVerne.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Charles O'Hare officiating.
Interment will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for Hospice of the Hills and the Alano Society.
Elmer 'Bud' Olson
RAPID CITY - Elmer "Bud" Olson, 82, passed away Friday, August 1, 2003, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Bud was born October 28, 1920, at Rosebud, S.D., to Albert and Mary (Weisenberger) Olson. Bud graduated from Valentine, Neb., High School and attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He enlisted with the Army Air Force in May 1942 and was inducted at Fort Meade, S.D., in October 1942.
After receiving basic training in California, he was sent to the Seattle Fighter Wing for advanced training. He graduated as a 1st Lieutenant P-38 pilot and was assigned to the 23rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in March of 1944. He became Operations Officer for the squadron in May 1944 and completed 39 missions in the European Theater before being shot down on September 21, 1944. He was a POW from then until May of 1945. After returning to South Dakota, he remained in the Air Force Reserves until retiring as a Lt. Col. in 1980. For his service he received many awards including the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He married Mary Jane Day on October 16, 1947, and farmed and ranched on Elk Creek until 1966. He was in the automobile business in Sturgis, S.D., and also sold real estate until suffering a heart attack in 1970. After recovering from this, he became involved with water well drilling, primarily for farmers and ranchers in western South Dakota and southern Montana. He continued to work at well drilling until 2002, when his health caused him to stop.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Olson, and two daughters, Linda Johnson and her husband Dennis of Rapid City and their children Kristen and Brett; Joyce Steele of Rapid City and special friend Gordon Hollenbeck of Pierre and her children Paula Steele, Ronald Steele Jr., and Maret Steele all of Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Olson, his mother Mary Myers, sister, Alma Wyland, stepfather George Myers and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2003, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, at First Baptist Church, 707 St. Patrick Street. Burial with full military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established.
MCLAUGHLIN - Gailup Hinsz, 18, McLaughlin, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. MDT, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at United Congregational Church in McLaughlin, and one hour before services. Services will be at 10 a.m. MDT Wednesday, Aug. 6, at McLaughlin High School gym. Burial will be at United Congregational Cemetery.
Kesling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth C. Rachetto
DEADWOOD - Ruth C. Rachetto, 94, Deadwood, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Golden Ridge Retirement Community in Lead.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Rachetto, Deadwood; and one daughter, Barbara Mattson, Deadwood.
Arrangements are pending with Lead-Deadwood Funeral Chapel in Lead.
Donald 'Donnie' C. Madsen
NEW UNDERWOOD - Donald "Donnie" C. Madsen, 78, New Underwood, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen, New Underwood; two sons, Randy and Marty Madsen, New Underwood; and four daughters, Val Duwenhoegger, Rapid City, Ellen Votrouvek, Newcastle, Wyo., Dawn Wood and Bonnie Kinzler, New Underwood.
Arrangements are pending with Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home in Rapid City.