Frederick 'Fred' J. Nightwine

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. - MSSN Frederick "Fred" J. Nightwine, age 38, of W1976 County Hwy JJ, Wausaukee passed away on Friday, December 20, 2002 unexpectedly of a heart attack while serving with the US Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was born in Sturgis, SD on August 4, 1964. He graduated from high school in 1982 and went into service in the same year. He worked for a micro-graphics company for 10 years and rejoined the Navy in October of 2002. He married the former Pam Dennis on September 21, 1985 in Rapid City, SD.

Besides his wife, Pam, he is survived by: one daughter Samantha, at home, his mother and father Mr. & Mrs. Fred Goff of Sturgis, SD, and Farrell Nightwine of Black Hawk, SD, two brothers David Nightwine of Black Hawk, SD and Michael Goff of Rapid City, SD, two sisters Sheela VanDamme of Gillette, WY and Debra Huwe of Sturgis, SD, his step grandmother Rose Dunn, several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, and a great niece.

Friends may call at the Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette, Wis., on Sunday December 29th from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be Monday December 30th at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Navy Chaplain Capt. Acker officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the US Navy.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lapeer, MI.

Blanche Flatt

RAPID CITY - Blanche Flatt, 90, Rapid City, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include two nephews, Wes Parr, Billings, Mont., and Jack Parr Jr., Helena, Mont.; one niece, Margie Maraso, Minneapolis; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

June Ruth Hendrickson

TOMAH, Wis. - June Ruth Hendrickson, 78, Tomah and formerly of Hot Springs, S.D., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Lakeside Rehabilitation Center-Chippewa Falls.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Hendrickson, Tomah; nine children, Larry Christensen, Cashton, Greta Stilwell, Janesville, Robert Christensen and Angela Hendrickson, both of Tomah, Catherine Wagner, Beaver Dam, Carla Simunek, Hot Springs, Stanley Hendrickson Jr., Sparta, Dennis Hendrickson, London, Ontario, and David Hendrickson, Seymour; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Esther Fabian, Tomah.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, and from noon until service time Monday, Dec. 30, at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home in Tomah.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Snider officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah.

Julia Mildred Gaines

May 24, 1916-Dec. 26, 2002

RAPID CITY - She was born in St. Louis MO. She moved to Rapid City SD in 1990. She was a member of the RSVP for 10 years. She belonged to TOPS #87 SD for 7 years. She was a member of the 6th Infantry Auxiliary in St. Louis MO. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 315 in Box Elder. She was a member of the Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center in Rapid City.

She enjoyed living at River Ridge Senior High Rise for a year. While there she enjoyed playing cards, bingo and making crafts.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Gaines.

Survivors include 4 children: Paul Gaines and wife Coetta of Collinsville IL. Judith Scurlock and husband Robert Sr. of Eldon MO. Sheron Regan and husband William of Box Elder SD. Marvin Gaines and wife Vickie of Desoto MO. 17 Grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. One sister Ida Dietzler of Imperial MO.

There will be a Memorial at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 610 St. Francis St. Rapid City on Sun. Dec. 29, 2002 6 p.m. Then, there will be a funeral service at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis MO. With the burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis MO.

Kutis Funeral Home Jan. 9 viewing/Jan. 10 burial.

Behrens Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.

Richard L. Terry

RAPID CITY - Richard L. Terry, 66, Rapid City, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Terry, Rapid City, and two daughters, Gayann Jackson, Dayton, Nev., and Twila Brickhouse, Rapid City.

Arrangements are pending with Behrens Mortuary of Rapid City.

Renita D. Red Starr-Wince

PINE RIDGE - Renita D. Red Starr-Wince, 45, Pine Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include one daughter, Sophia Elbow Shield, Pine Ridge; two sons, Bernard Elbow Shield and Esual Elbow Shield, both of Pine Ridge; her parents, Neville Red Starr Sr. and Sophia Little Bull, Pine Ridge; five brothers, Neville Red Starr Jr., Joseph Red Starr, Anson Red Starr and Murray American Horse, all of Pine Ridge, and Jacob Little Bull, Pleasanton, Texas; six sisters, Nellie Bald Eagle, Eileen Red Star and Sherry Red Starr, all of Pine Ridge, Venus Rodriguez, Seattle, Lina Long, Lincoln, Neb., and Dawn Campbell, Sioux Falls; and four grandchildren.

A two-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Billy Mills Hall, with the Rev. Ben Tyon officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

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

Robert O. Fjerstad

MADISON - Robert O. Fjerstad, 79, Madison, died at Bethel Funeral Home in Madison.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Jim Fjerstad, Brookings, Mike Fjerstad, Sioux Falls, and Rick Fjerstad, Madison; five daughters, Mary Lou French and Leah Jane Jeffries, both of Rapid City, Vera Jean Johnson, Alliance, Neb., Denise Fjerstad, Wentworth, and Diane Ust, Brookings; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a half brother, Pete Kelly, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and a half sister, Helen Gehrets, Sauk Rapids, Minn.

His wife, Marjorie Fjerstad, preceded him in death.

A parish Scripture service was held Friday, Dec. 27, at Weiland Funeral Chapel in Madison.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Madison, with the Rev. Robert Vinslauski officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Elkton.

Agnes M. Bald Eagle

OGLALA - Agnes M. Bald Eagle, 44, Oglala, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in Las Vegas.

Survivors include two brothers, Leoncio Bald Eagle, Fort Collins, Colo., and Eli Bald Eagle, Rapid City; one sister, Marian Bald Eagle, Oglala; and four adopted sisters, Cheryl Hemingway, Elfrieda Teague and Doris Thiebolt, all of Rushville, Neb., and Harriett Avis, Rapid City.

A one-night wake will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Brother Rene Church Hall in Oglala.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the church hall, with the Rev. Jim Ryan officiating.

Burial will be at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala.

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

Neva A. Bolei

BELLE FOURCHE - Neva A. Bolei, Belle Fourche, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Kiewel's Guardian Home in Belle Fourche.

Survivors include her husband, Orvis Bolei, Belle Fourche; five children, Darrell Pettis, Rapid City, Gary Pettis, Tucson, Ariz., Patti Pettis, Seattle, and Dala Rae Schaub and Renee Dollahon, both of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Loren "Bud" Burge, Sturgis; two sisters, Gladys Holtry, Spearfish, and Leona Mahar, Santa Ana, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, with the Rev. Randy Brock officiating.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Frances E. Lindeman

WATERTOWN - Frances E. Lindeman, 68, Watertown and formerly of Custer, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in Charleston, S.C.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Lindeman, Loveland, Colo., and Calvin Lindeman, Charleston; three brothers, Robert Wickard, Marion, Idaho, Harry Wickard, Rapid City, and Donald Wickard, Las Vegas, N.M.; two sisters, Ruby McDonald, Pullman, Wash., and Helen Hinek, Black Hawk; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be for one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at First Baptist Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Greg Berkey officiating.

Visitation will also be for one hour before local services, which will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at First Baptist Church in Custer, with the Rev. Bill Sabery officiating.

Burial will be at Custer Cemetery.

Wight and Comes Funeral Chapel of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia L. Meiers

RAPID CITY - Patricia L. Meiers, 78, Rapid City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Patricia was born March 17, 1924, at Vermillion, the daughter of Alfred and Laura (Kimball) Olson. She moved with her family to Hermosa at the age of 5 and grew up in the rural Hermosa area. She attended Hermosa schools and graduated from high school in Rapid City. On Sept. 27, 1946, she married Ernest Meiers in Belle Fourche. They resided in Belle Fourche following their marriage, then moved to Rapid City in 1959, where they have lived since. Patricia was employed as a secretary at South Canyon School from 1960 to 1979. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Rapid City Garden Club.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Meiers, Rapid City; two daughters, Debra Meiers, Sioux Falls, and Beverly Hillman, Bismarck, ND; two brothers, Lloyd Olson, Mason City, IA, and Francis Olson, Newport, WA; three sisters, Clara Boehnlein, Rapid City, Eleanor Pavek, Rapid City, and Dorothy Wiehe, Rapid City; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeffrey Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery.

Mary Katherine Duff Hughes

RAPID CITY - Mary Katherine (Duff) Hughes, 79, of Rapid City died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mary, born March 30, 1923, in Brookings, was one of six children born to John and Anne (Leberknight) Duff. As she grew up, Mary spent much of her time on the farm in the Brookings area, where she endured the Dustbowl Days, the Great Depression and World War II. Even during the roughest times, she was notorious for her funny bone and never-ending smile. She graduated from Rapid City High School in 1941 and soon moved to Brookings, where she was a secretary at South Dakota State University. That is where she met Merlin Hughes, the man she would spend the next 57 years with. The couple united in marriage July 24, 1945, in Pontiac, Michigan, where they lived for a short time. They moved back to Rapid City, where they then raised their two daughters. Family was very important to her.

Mary kept her spirit and personality as she battled Multiple Sclerosis for many years. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Mary is survived by her husband, Merlin of Rapid City; daughters Susan Mikkelsen and her husband Dwight of Rapid City, Nancy Brooks and her husband Rick of Rapid City; grandchildren Angela Brooks of Laramie, WY, Blake Brooks of Rapid City; sisters Lois Rossum of Rapid City, June Holliday of Bella Vista, AR; one brother, Dean Duff of Brookings.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Vern Duff of Newcastle, WY; one sister, Ruth Broadbent of Rapid City; and infant son Larry Douglas Hughes.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, 10 a.m. at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bob Ruedebusch and Rev. Preston Brown officiating. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, and then a luncheon at the church. Visitation will be on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, from noon until 5 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to Canyon Lake United Methodist Church.

Beulah G. Hespe

PHILIP - Beulah G. Hespe, 94, Philip, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Hespe, Midwest City, Okla., Robert Hespe, Rothsay, Minn., Wayne Hespe, Yankton, and Locket Hespe, Weatherford, Okla.; one daughter, Beulah Neville, Philip, SD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sylvia Ryken, Yankton.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip and for one hour before services Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Robert Oetell officiating.

Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Victor Lee DeLong

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. - Victor Lee DeLong, 74, Newcastle, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 in the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Sally DeLong, Newcastle; three daughters, Brenda Merkel, Pam Hunter and Nancy Stanton, all of Newcastle; two brothers, Ken DeLong, Washington, and Richard DeLong, Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Worden Chapel in Newcastle, with the Rev. Al Sims officiating. Cremation has taken place.

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