Obituaries for August 16

2003-08-15T23:00:00Z Obituaries for August 16 Rapid City Journal
August 15, 2003 11:00 pm

Rosemary J. Jones

LUVERNE, Minn. - Rosemary J. Jones, 64, Luverne and formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sturgis, S.D., died June 25, 2003, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include one son, Warren Jones, St. Cloud; one daughter, Cathy Dixon, Potlach, Idaho; one brother, Sam Stewart, Madison, S.D.; one sister, Kay Sundstrom, Luverne; her mother, Ruby Stewart, Luverne; and three granddaughters.

Her husband, Jon Jones, preceded her in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

LeVera Mesteth

ALLEN - LeVera Mesteth, 54, Allen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in Gordon, Neb.

Survivors include one son, Dale Bad Wound, Allen; two daughters, Julie Bad Wound, Allen, and Crystal Whirlwind Horse-High Wolf, Rapid City; one stepdaughter, Claudine Whirlwind Horse, Batesland; two brothers, Verdell Mesteth, Allen, and Nelson Mesteth, Wanblee; one sister Janice Means, Allen; and seven grandchildren.

A two-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at American Horse School in Allen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the school, with Deacon Gerald Bush officiating. Steve DuBray and Phillip Waters will officiate over traditional Lakota services. Burial will be at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Manderson.

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

Jake Hoy

HERRICK - Jake Hoy, 85, Herrick, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital in Herrick.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Herrick Cemetery.

Ronald David McClure

RAPID CITY - Ronald David McClure, 63, Rapid City, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Patty McClure, Rapid City; one daughter, Susan McClure, Sturgis; one son, Clifford McClure, Rapid City; one stepdaughter, Tammy Haben, Decatur, Ala.; three stepsons, Layton Larsh, Johnny Larsh and Shannon Svenson, all of Rapid City; his mother, Margaret Buntrock, Rapid City; one sister, Linda Humes, Rapid City; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Jamie N. Schaeffer

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

He is survived by his wife Heather; 4 daughters, Shanea and Shanda Tillery and Shali and Savannah Schaeffer, all of Black Hawk; his mother Karen Schaeffer, Rapid City; father Daniel Schaeffer, Waseca, MN; brother Jeremy Schaeffer, Rapid City; grand- fathers Bernie L. Christofferson, Rapid City, and Jim Schaeffer, Thermopolis, WY; grandmother Marilyn Schaeffer, Black Hawk and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Erma Christofferson; an uncle, Randy Redlin; and a cousin, Donavan Schaeffer.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2003, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2003, at the Victory Bible Baptist Church, with Pastor Paul Erdes officiating. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

John Merrill Waters

RAPID CITY - John Merrill Waters, 77, resident of Rapid City, South Dakota, Arizona and Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd, MN. Mr. Waters was born in Estherville, Iowa, March 24, 1926, to Leo and Louise (Tobin) Waters. He married Dorothy Warren April 4, 1945, in Estherville.

He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the LST National Association. He was a member of the VFW, member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Rapid City, and former member of the South Dakota Peace Officer's Association.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy; son John Michael (Susan) Waters of Rapid City, SD; daughter Barbara Diane Waters of Rapid City, SD; daughter Beverly Jean (Michael) Callaghan of Hartford, WI; daughter Patricia Renee Epling of Woodbury, MN; grandchildren Krystal Waters, Danni Rhiley, Sarah Fox, Amanda Rhiley, Megan Epling, Carolyn Epling; 6 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Barbara Waters of Davenport, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Norman Waters.

A Rosary Service has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2003, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2003, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, followed by burial at Black Hills National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #1273.

Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society, Bethany Good Samaritan Village, or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

Shirley K. Burns

PHILIP - Shirley K. Doud was born February 7, 1916, in Hubbard, Iowa, the daughter of William Herbert and Nellie (Reece) Doud. After her mother married Glen Bever, the family moved to Agar, South Dakota. Shirley grew up and received her education in Agar, graduating from Agar High School in May 1933.

Following graduation she enrolled in a three-year nurse's training course at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Pierre, where she acquired her Registered Nurse degree.

She then worked as an interim county health nurse in Meade County.

Shirley was united in marriage to Donald Paul Burns November 6, 1937, at Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

In 1938, they made their home in Philip, where they started their new car franchise.

Shirley assisted the doctor as a nurse traveling to homes in the rural community.

In 1960, they established the Thunderbird Motel and Trailer Court.

On May 14, 1968, her husband Donald preceded her in death.

Shirley continued to operate the car dealership and their motel for a couple years before selling the dealership and the motel/trailer park.

When the Philip Nursing Home opened July 1, 1970, Shirley began working under Sarah Flesner. In 1974 she became Director of Nursing, a position she held until 1980. She worked part-time after that, and worked her last day as charge nurse on her 80th birthday.

Shirley was a member of the United Church, the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Grateful for having shared her life include two sons, Don Burns and his wife Kerry of Philip, and Richard Burns and his wife Sheila of Fargo, North Dakota; two daughters, Sheryl Michael and her husband Gene of Philip, and Kayleen Anderson and her husband James of Pierre; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one stepsister, Lucille VonWald of Gettysburg, South Dakota; one brother-in-law, Willard Burns of Rapid City; three sisters-in-law, Virginia Burns and Jean Burns of Philip, and Mary Martha Burns of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; one great-grandson, Zachary Larson; three stepbrothers, Leonard, Newel, and Neil Bever.

Shirley K. Burns, age 87, of Philip, died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 18, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Jeff Tippner officiating.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com

Corrections

Mike M. Bozanich

Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary in Friday's Journal. Mike M. Bozanich, 90, Cheney, Wash., and formerly of Newcastle, Wyo., was preceded in death by two wives, Marie Grigsby and Bernice Hitshew.

Arthur Jacob Hochhalter

Incorrect information was submitted for the obituary for Arthur Jacob Hochhalter, 72, Gillette, Wyo., printed in Friday's Journal. Survivors include his wife, Violet Hochhalter, Gillette.

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