Bernadette F. Bordeaux

PINE RIDGE - Bernadette F. Bordeaux, 67, Pine Ridge, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include four sons, Sylvester Bordeaux and Carl Bordeaux, both of Pine Ridge, and Wayne Bordeaux and Tony Bordeaux, both of Sioux Falls; four daughters, Sally Goings, Rochelle Bordeaux and Gaylene Bordeaux, all of Pine Ridge, and Ramona Dobbins, Duluth, Minn.; her father, Roland Goings, Pine Ridge; three bothers, Red Goings, Victor Goings, and Marty Goings, all of Pine Ridge; three sisters, Fern Goings, Melody Talbot and Joyce Goings, all of Pine Ridge, and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 3 p.m., Monday, April 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the church, with the Rev. Steve Sanford officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

Michella Martina Crow

PORCUPINE - Michella Martina Crow, infant, died Wednesday, April 26, 2007.

Survivors include, her parents, Tedd and Shonda Crow Sr., Porcupine; one brother, Tedd Crow Jr., Porcupine; and her maternal grandparents, William and Katherine Munoz, Atlus, Okla.

A one-night wake will be at 1:30 p.m. today at The Native Voice Ministries Church in Wolf Creek.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the church, with the Rev. Charity Hill officiating.

Burial will be at the Crow Family Cemetery in Porcupine.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur L. Runyan

SPEARFISH - Arthur L. Runyan, 77, Spearfish, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Teitelbaum, Columbia, Md.; his children, Clay Runyan, Spearfish, and Kathleen Justice, Colton; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Ken Fouty officiating.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

The Aldinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left at

Gregory Petukhov

RAPID CITY - Dr. Gregory Petukhov, 76, Rapid City, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include, his wife, Sima Petukhov, Rapid City; one son, Dr. Andre Petukhov, Rapid City; two granddaughters; and one brother, Anatoly Petukhov, Moscow, Russia.

Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Levi White Bull

LINCOLN, Neb. - Levi White Bull, 53, Lincoln, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

Survivors include one son, Brandon Denny, Lincoln; one daughter, Darby Blinston, Lincoln; and five grandchildren.

A one-night wake will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Native American Church in Porcupine

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the church, with the Rev. Emerson Spider Jr. officiating.

Burial will be at the Native American Church Cemetery in Porcupine.

Yoshiko 'Amy' Deisch

PIERRE - Yoshiko "Amy" Deisch, 83, of Pierre, and formerly of Presho, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at her home.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho.

Mass of Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the church.

Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery.

William 'Bill' Sanford Berry Jr.

SPEARFISH - William (Bill) Sanford Berry Jr. of Spearfish, 88, died Tuesday, April 25th at Rapid City Regional Hospital following a fall at his home. Graveside services will be held at 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 27th at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood. Memorial services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in lead with Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. Visitation with the family was held at the Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish on Thursday.

Bill was born to William S. and Kittie Teghtmeyer Berry on their dairy farm near Philip on June 10, 1918. Bill recalled, as a boy, they arose at 3:00 a.m. to milk the cows and then deliver milk twice a day in Philip because most of their customers did not have refrigeration. After the business was sold to his brother Carl, the family moved to Belle Fourche where Bill graduated from high school in 1937. The family then moved to Spearfish Valley where he attended Black Hills State College.

In 1944 he joined his brother Carl in a grocery-locker plant in Pierre before assuming ownership of the Culligan Soft Water service in Pierre. On April 7, 1946 he and Dorothy Hatch of McLaughlin were married in Pierre.

Berry purchased the Culligan Soft Water Service for Lawrence, Butte, and Meade counties when the couple moved to Deadwood. He later became district manager for Culligan International for the five-state area and Saskatchewan, Canada.

While living in Philip he began "pasture" skiing on homemade skis and then learned to alpine ski at Stewart slope when he moved to Deadwood. Berry was instrumental in developing a very successful ski program for the children of Lead and Deadwood. His incessant desire to design and create was personified in his ability to coach, to built facilities, and invent training techniques. His children were encouraged to compete both nationally and internationally. One of his sons competed in the 1972 Olympics. His passion for skiing spread nationally with his judging and coordination of three NCAA events. He assisted with the 1980 Winter Olympic jumping events in Lake Placid, NY.

Bill was an integral part of the Deadwood community. He served on the Deadwood School Board for 13 years and its president for 8 years. He was a long-time member of the "Days of 76" committee, Deadwood Jaycees, Deadwood Elks, and a leader of the Terry Peak Ski Club. As a member of the Deadwood United Methodist Church he served countless years on the Church Board.

Surviving are his widow of 61 years, Dorothy; sons W. Scott (Sanse) of Steamboat Springs, CO; Paul (Jane) of Deadwood; Todd (Carol) of Sturgis; and daughters Theo (Don) Rogers of Deadwood and Donna (Jerome) Nichols of Rapid City. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two infant sons, his sisters Gladys Inman and Ida Anderson, and his brothers E.Y. and Carl Berry.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish.

Condolences may be left at

Dorris M. 'Beba' Wheeler

RAPID CITY - Dorris M. "Beba" Wheeler, 82, of Rapid City, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 23, 1924 at Vinson, OK to George and Ila (Lewis) Manney. She married Kenneth LeRoy Wheeler on Feb. 8, 1942 in Wheeler, TX. They farmed and ranched in Texas until August of 1954, when they moved to a farm north of Midland, SD. Her husband died on Apr. 29, 1984 and she moved to Rapid City in l987. From 1992 to 2002, she made her home in Branson, MO with her daughter Gale, then returned to Rapid City where she lived until her death.

She has been a member of Open Bible Church in Midland since 1976, the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, See & Do Hobby Club of Midland, and taught quilting. Most important to Dorris was to keep things nice for her husband and her two girls and twin sisters, Elise and Genise. Raising the children was her delight. Her hobbies included quilting, ceramics and painting. She enjoyed being an avid bowler and square dancer. She also enjoyed camping and traveling in the motor home with her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay (Rod) Fuhrer of Rapid City and Barbara Gale Best of Pottsboro, TX; six grandchildren, Karrie Henderson and Tonia (Tejay) Fischer of Rapid City, Mindy Best of Baltimore, MD, Heather Fuhrer and Stephanie Fuhrer of Bozeman, MT, Ken Best of Branson, MO; two sisters, Elise (Dell) Krehbiel and Genise (Lee) Young, both of Canadian, TX; former son-in-law, Larry Henderson of Longview, TX; sister-in-law, Winona Stephenson of Eufaula, OK; her aunt and uncle, Inez Battles and Wilbur (Betty) Manney, both of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three sisters, Eris Porter, Peggy Lewelling and Wanda Wilson.

A memorial has been established to the Midland Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service.

A public prayer service is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Open Bible Church in Midland, with the Rev. Randy Ellendorf officiating.

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2007 at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Canadian, Texas. Interment will follow at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian.

Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City, SD and Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX, are in charge of the arrangements. Friends may sign Beba's guestbook online at

Chayne Condon

EAGLE BUTTE - Chayne Condon, infant, Eagle Butte, died Friday, April 20, 2007.

Survivors include his parents, Ronnette Cook and Shun Condon of Eagle Butte.

An all-night wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the church, with the Rev. Marion Rectenwald and Hazel Red Bird officiating.

Burial will be at the Bear Creek Cemetery in Bear Creek.

Neal D. Trainor

HOT SPRINGS - Neal D. Trainor, 72, Hot Springs, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Hot Springs VA Medical Center.

Survivors include his three daughters, Darla Clark, California, Sherri Dodd, Colorado, and Carla Carruthers, California.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with the Rev. Gordon Higgins officiating.

Donald Link

RAPID CITY - Donald Link, 82, Rapid City, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at his sister's home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Services are pending with Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr.

Orville White Eyes

EAGLE BUTTE - Orville White Eyes, 62, Eagle Butte, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Medical Center One in Bismarck, N.D.

Arrangements are pending with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Richard J. Smith

BELLE FOURCHE - Richard J. Smith, 81, of Belle Fourche died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at his home surrounded by his family.

Richard was born April 6, 1926 to Alvin and Aleatha (Beckler) Smith in Black Hawk, South Dakota. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army from August 1944 until being honorably discharged August 1946.

He married Lella Lee (Shelden) Stokes October 3, 1963 in Belle Fourche. He worked for MDU for 33 years.

Dick was a member of the Northern Hills Barber Shop Chorus, the VFW and American Legion, the Belle Fourche Moose Lodge and the Senior Citizens of Spearfish and Belle Fourche.

He was a steel guitar player in dance bands. Dick was a TV repairman and enjoyed woodworking. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Lella (Lee) Smith of Belle Fourche; children, Richard J. Smith Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tom Stokes and wife Jenny of Valdez, AK, Sandy Pazen and husband Paul of Fort Collins, CO, Jackie Anderson and husband Ken and Judy Domalewski and husband Bob, all of Rapid City; brother, Alvin Smith Jr. and wife Janet of Colorado Springs, CO; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; aunt, Hazel Woodard of Maryland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Smith and a son, Charles Smith in 1966.

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and Noon to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Kline Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at the First Baptist Church in Belle Fourche with Pastor Anthony Bradseth officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.

Mary Racich

LEAD - Mary Racich, 77, a longtime Lead, SD, resident died on Thursday, April 26, 2007, after a lengthy illness at Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care in Belle Fourche, SD.

As per Mary's wishes there will be no services and a private inurnment will take place at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood, SD. Memorials and condolences may be sent to Mary Racich memoriam, c/o Nancy McColley, PO Box 545, Spearfish, SD 57783.

Mary was born on July 16, 1929 to Clarence and Amanda Eixenberger. Mary wed Paul Racich on May 29, 1948 and raised four children with him in Lead. Mary was an active participant in Lead's retail businesses, working for Scott's Apparel, Morcom's Apparel and Phoebe's Closet in later years. She also enjoyed part time employment at the City Library. Mary was active in Saint Patrick's Catholic Church and the Altar Society for many years.

Mary is survived by one son, Joe Racich and his fiance Lanae and her son Michael of Lead; three daughters, Nancy (Mike) McColley of Spearfish, Diane (Tom) Wagner of Pennsylvania, and Susie (Paul) Holzhauer of Boulder, CO; three grandchildren, Shawn (Misty) McColley of Rapid City, SD, Becky Wagner of Pennsylvanai, and Tyson Racich of Texas; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Mae of Minnesota, one brother, Ken of California, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, and a sister, Shirley Bousard.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel of Spearfish, SD. Online condolences can be written at

Arlys Froehlich

RAPID CITY - Arlys Froehlich, 70, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, Rapid City; two daughters, Raven Haberstroh and Roberta Hamlet, both of Rapid City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services are pending with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

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