Obituaries for August 15

2003-08-14T23:00:00Z Obituaries for August 15 Rapid City Journal
August 14, 2003 11:00 pm

Shirley K. Burns

PHILIP - Shirley K. Burns, 87, Philip, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Survivors include two sons, Don Burns, Philip, and Richard Burns, Fargo, N.D.; two daughters, Sheryl Michael, Philip, and Kayleen Anderson, Pierre; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one stepsister, Lucille VonWald, Gettysburg.

Arrangements are pending with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Marcella Doris Weiss Hoover

ONIDA - Marcella Doris Weiss Hoover, 80, Onida, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003.

Survivors include her husband, Russell Hoover, Onida; three daughters, Hope Brenny, Brainerd, Minn., Kathy Pautz, Spearfish, and Barb Olson, Yankton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 16, at Onida Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Onida Cemetery.

Mike M. Bozanich

CHENEY, Wash. - Mike M. Bozanich, 90, Cheney and formerly of Newcastle, Wyo., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, in Cheney.

Survivors include two sons, Ted Bozanich, Rapid City, and Fred Bozanich, Cheney; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His wife, Marie Grigsby, preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Worden Chapel in Newcastle, with the Rev. Mick Bohn officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle.

Memorials may be made to the Cheney Assisted Living Recreation Account, 2229 N. Sixth St., Cheney, WA 99004-2256.

Andy E. Burke

ABERDEEN - Andy E. Burke, 96, Aberdeen, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home.

Survivors include three sons, James Burke, Rapid City, Jerry Burke, Carcaran, Minn., and David Burke, Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Esten Burke, Aberdeen; and one sister, Evelyn Aldridge, Chico, Calif.

His wife, Irene Burke, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. CDT today and from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Schriver's Memorial Mortuary in Aberdeen. A liturgical wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Terry Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.

Marsha Ann Southard

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Marsha Ann Southard, 23, Gillette, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in Chillicothe, Texas, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Survivors include two daughters, Codi Southard and Kaylee Hadle, both of Gillette; her fiance, Matt Peterson, Gillette; her parents, Sandra and Bill West, Gillette, and Earl Southard, Rapid City; four sisters, Jodi Rudicil, Muskegon, Mich., Jamie Hooker and Shelly Besel, both of Gillette, and Michelle Duncan, Connell, Wash.; and four brothers, Jerry Moore and Chris West, both of Spearfish, S.D., and Corey West and James West, both of Gillette.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17, at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gillette, with the Rev. Andrew Carsrud officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.

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Borghild D. Jarman

MIDLAND - Borghild D. Jarman, 91, Midland, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Philip Nursing Home.

Survivors include one son, Dale Jarman, Midland; two daughters, Darlene Hagen, Piedmont, and Jeannene Bach, Riverton, Wyo.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Melinda Schwalm, Rapid City.

Her husband, Merle Jarman, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and for one hour before services Saturday, Aug. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Paul Bly officiating. Burial will be at Nowlin Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Jerome J. 'Jerry' Drees

SIOUX FALLS - Jerome J. "Jerry" Drees, 87, Sioux Falls and formerly of Wessington Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Avera McKennan Hospice in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include one daughter, Sherrill Bessey, Sioux Falls; one son, Steve Drees, Wall; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and one sister, June Lulf, Jefferson.

His wife, Virginia Drees, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT today, with a 5 p.m. Scripture service, at Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs.

Visitation will continue for one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Joseph's Chapel on the Main in Wessington Springs, with the Rev. Edward Burian and the Rev. Ken Lulf officiating. Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Wessington Springs.

Arthur Jacob Hochhalter

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Arthur Jacob Hochhalter, 72, Gillette, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette.

He served in the Korean conflict for a year.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Gideon, Twila Stensland, Sandy Wilcox and LeAnn Brown, all of Gillette; three sons, Ron Hochhalter, Doug Hochhalter and Dale Hochhalter, all of Gillette; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Buckmiller, Mandan, N.D., and Joyce Hein, Bismarck, N.D.; and one brother, Wilmer Hochhalter, Bismarck.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette, with the Rev. Charles Small officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.

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Jamie N. Schaeffer

BLACK HAWK - Jamie N. Schaeffer, 23, Black Hawk, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Heather Schaeffer, Black Hawk; four daughters, Shanea Tillery, Shanda Tillery, Shali Schaeffer and Savannah Schaeffer, all of Black Hawk, his mother, Karen Schaeffer, Rapid City; his father, Daniel Schaeffer, Waseca, Minn.; and one brother, Jeremy Schaeffer, Rapid City.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Victory Bible Baptist Church in Black Hawk, with the Rev. Paul Erdes officiating. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Rosa Marie Sech

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Rosa Marie Sech, 82, Northridge and formerly of Moorcroft, Wyo., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at her home.

Survivors include two daughters, Rochelle Reed Smith, San Luis Obispo, and Connie Sech, Northridge; two grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

Her husband, Robert Sech, preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Moorcroft, with the Rev. Robert Smoot officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Lompoc Public Library.

Condolences may be left at

Margaret J. Manke

RAPID CITY - Margaret J. Manke, 87, of Rapid City, died August 11, 2003, in Yankton, SD.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., on Sunday, August 17, 2003, at McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2003, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hot Springs, with Fr. Peter Kovarik officiating.

Burial will follow at the Edgemont Cemetery in Edgemont, SD.

Margaret was born on February 23, 1916, on a homestead ranch near Oelrichs, South Dakota to Frank and Josephine (Hemmer) Klein. She attended grade school in the little red schoolhouse about one-half mile away from home on the Black Tail Creek. She graduated from the Oelrichs High School and then went out on her own to work, spending some time in California. Margaret married Jack Manke on December 31, 1940, in St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont. Their first home was a log house erected near the Manke ranch home. Margaret and Jack never had any children, but many boys and some girls spent their summers with the Mankes. Margaret was hired as secretary of the American Scotch Highland Breeders Association and served for eighteen years from 1958 to 1976. She was active in the Catholic Church and the Historical Society. She served in all of the offices of the B.P.O. Does, was delegate to the State Republican convention six years. She was precinct committeewoman from 1956 to 1968 and served as state central committeewoman for eight years and was county vice chairwoman for two years. In 1987, she was elected to the board of directors of the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Her husband Jack was a South Dakota State Senator from 1980 until his death in 1985. At that time, Governor Bill Janklow offered Margaret an appointment to his one year remaining in the senate, but she did not accept the appointment. Through the years, Margaret and Jack traveled extensively in the United States and even went on two Caribbean cruises. Margaret was active in her church, Republican politics, Does Lodge, Right to Life organization, the Historical Society, Boy Scouts of America, 4-H, Boys Club of America and the South Dakota Hall of Fame. She was also a charter member of the Southern Hills Cattlewomen.

Margaret is survived by her sister Ruth and husband JD Melcher of Fort Washington, Maryland; sister-in-law Helen Manke Sides of Smithwick; nephews: Franklin Manke of Edgemont, John Sides of Smithwick, James Boone of San Diego, CA, John Boone of Imperial Beach, CA, Michael Boone of North Carolina, Robert Melcher of Longmont, CO, John Melcher of Helena, MT, Tom Duncan of Alameda, CA, Jeffrey Klein of Arcadia, CA, Robert Klein of Arcadia, CA; nieces: Judith Sides of Rapid City, Theresa Melcher Thompson of Missoula, MT, Joan Melcher of Missoula, MT, Mary Melcher Post of Phoenix, AZ, Susan Boone Carson of San Diego, CA, Mary Klein Paquin of Los Angeles, CA, Patricia Duncan Heathco of Alameda, CA; special extended family Mike and Wendy Bennett of Grand Island, NE, and Mary Jo Hanscom of Rapid City; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 6 brothers and sisters.

A memorial has been established in Margaret's memory to benefit the Jack and Margaret Manke 4-H Scholarship fund.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs.

Sylvia Marie Baggaley

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Sylvia Marie Baggaley, a resident of Deadwood for 70 years, passed away on August 12 in her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born on December 15, 1910, in Bessemer, Michigan, to Jacob Toivo Pakonen and Mary Kitti Pakonen, both immigrants from Finland.

She was educated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, having attended Harrison Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, and North High Schools. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1931 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. On June 22, 1933, she married John E. Baggaley at the Lutheran Redeemer Church in Minneapolis; she met her husband, a lifelong resident of Deadwood, at the University of Minnesota. Her husband, John, was employed by the First National Bank of the Black Hills for 38 years and preceded her in death on February 4, 2000.

In 1931 Mrs. Baggaley was a nursery school teacher and social worker for Northeast Neighborhood House in Minneapolis, and in 1932 to 1933 was a kindergarten teacher at Southside Neighborhood House. Mrs. Baggaley devoted herself to raising three children until 1954, when she resumed her career in education. From 1954 to 1955 she taught first grade in Terraville, South Dakota. She taught kindergarten at Washington Elementary School in Lead from 1955 until her retirement in 1975. In 1972, Mrs. Baggaley was selected as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America. She received this distinction again in 1975.

Mrs. Baggaley served on the Lawrence County School Reorganizing Board. For five years, she was president of the Deadwood Board of Education. Under her leadership, the Deadwood Independent School District, in conjunction with the South Dakota National Guard, built the Deadwood Armory-Gymnasium-Auditorium, which opened in May 1956. She completed a term as chairperson of the South Dakota Kindergarten Teachers (S.D.E.A.). In 1964 and 1965 she was appointed the contact member for the Department of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Education, a division of the National Education Association.

Mrs. Baggaley was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, Chapter Y of PEO, and Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. For many years Mrs. Baggaley worked as a judge on election boards. She and her husband were members of the Deadwood Corral Dusters, a square dancing club, and a local bridge club. She was active in the Girl Scouts, Deadwood Bowling League, Tomahawk Country Club and many other civic groups.

Upon their retirement in 1975, John and Sylvia began spending the winters in Arizona. Both were avid golfers. In 1979, Mrs. Baggaley achieved a hole-in-one on Tomahawk's number 3 hole; she was the first woman member of the club to drop a hole-in-one in more than 20 years. She was lucky enough to hit another hole-in-one a few years later. In Mesa, Arizona, she was a member of the Sunland Golden Girls Golf League.

Family members preceding her in death were her parents, her sister, Viola Savage, and her husband John. Mrs. Baggaley is survived by her three children: John F. Baggaley of Oakland and Sacramento, California, Donna Lee Ewens of Arvada, Colorado, and Mary Alice Nuttell of Scottsdale, Arizona, and her sister, Irene Bliss Dolecek of Las Vegas, Nevada. She also leaves four devoted grandchildren: John Baggaley of Madison, Wisconsin, Bryan Baggaley of San Francisco, California, Brenda Baggaley of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Andrew Ewens of Scottsdale, Arizona. She is also survived by one step-granddaughter, Jane Nuttell VanNiekerk, and six great-grandchildren, all of Durban, South Africa.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Deadwood, with Rev. Pat McBride officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to any charity which benefits the welfare of children. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lead-Deadwood Funeral Chapel.

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