Obituaries for Feb. 23

2005-02-22T23:00:00Z Obituaries for Feb. 23 Rapid City Journal
February 22, 2005 11:00 pm

Marvin H. Rawhouser

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. - Marvin H. Rawhouser, 67, Newcastle, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Minneapolis.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include one son, Hans Rawhouser, France; one daughter, Hannah Rawhouser, Lilvurn, Ga.; his mother, Ella Rawhouser, Newcastle; one sister, Marilyn Arnold, Newcastle; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Worden Chapel in Newcastle.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newcastle, with Bishop Carl Cottrell officiating. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery near Four Corners.

A memorial has been established.

Little Bull, Sophia G.

PINE RIDGE - Sophia G. Little Bull, 69, Pine Ridge, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include five sons, Neville Red Star Jr., Calico, Joseph Red Star Sr. and Murray American Horse, both of Pine Ridge, Anson Red Star, Wolf Creek, and Jacob Little Bull, Amarillo, Texas; six daughters, Nellie Bald Eagle, Eileen Red Star, Venus Rodriguez and Sherry Red Star, all of Pine Ridge, Lina Long, Lincoln, Neb., and Dawn Cambell, Sioux Falls; one brother, Scala Little Bull, Yankton; and two sisters, Sarah Ghost Bear, Kyle, and Georgianna Lopez, Rapid City.

A two-night wake will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Pine Ridge High School Old Gym.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the gym, with the Rev. Ron Cambell and the Rev. Agnes Tyon officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

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

Hazel Violet McElhannon

SPEARFISH - Hazel Violet McElhannon, 86, Spearfish, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish.

Survivors include one sister, Elma McPherson, Sturgis.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with the Rev. David Baer officiating. Inurnment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery near Deadwood.

Albert Yankton

MANDERSON - Albert Yankton, 58, Manderson, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Pine Ridge Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

Edwin G. Haupt

RAPID CITY - Edwin G. Haupt, 78, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Haupt, Rapid City; one son, Jim Haupt, Deadwood; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home of Rapid City.

LaVonne Warejcka

PLATTE - LaVonne Warejcka, 70, Platte, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include two sons, Rollie Warejcka, Platte, and Tony Warejcka, Canton; one daughter, Bonnie Warejcka Hansen, Rapid City; three brothers, Robert Erickson and Bruce Erickson, both of Platte, and Gordon Erickson, Shelby, Mont.; and three grandsons.

Her husband, Ray Warejcka, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST today, with an 8 p.m. prayer service, at Platte Funeral Chapel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte. Burial will follow at Platte City Cemetery.

John M. Warburton

RAPID CITY - John M. Warburton, 55, Rapid City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Warburton, Rapid City; his mother, Irene Warburton, Cape Coral, Fla.; two brothers, Kenneth Warburton, Hempstead, N.Y., and Charles Warburton, Bellmore, N.Y.; and one sister, Irene Ennis, Fort Myers, Fla.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m., at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Dan Juelfs officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City.

A memorial has been established.

Harvey S. 'Bud' Wakefield

UPTON, Wyo. - Harvey S. "Bud" Wakefield, 83, Upton, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma "Billie" Wakefield, Upton; one son, Dr. Leon "Lonnie" Wakefield, Cheyenne; one daughter, Robertta "Bobbie" Wakefield, Sheridan; two sisters, Dyllis Gose, Lander, and Delcie Materi, Upton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Upton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joe Spencer officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Upton.

Memorials may be made to Weston Manor Nursing Home or Upton Ambulance Fund.

Worden Funeral Directors of Newcastle is in charge of arrangements.

David M. Pedigo

HOT SPRINGS - David M. Pedigo, 64, Hot Springs, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sturgis.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include one sister, Barbara Helstrom, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Protestant Chapel of Hot Springs Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with Chaplain William Wintz officiating.

McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.

White Face, Elizabeth 'Wanda'

PORCUPINE - Elizabeth "Wanda" White Face, 53, Porcupine, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at University Hospital in Denver.

Survivors include one sister, Phyllis Garnier, Denver.

A two-night wake will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Porcupine CAP Office.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Porcupine CAP Office, with the Rev. Joe Brown Thunder and Benjamin Conquering Bear officiating. Burial will be at St. Julia Episcopal Cemetery in Porcupine.

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

Richard Robinson

RAPID CITY - Richard Robinson, 62, Rapid City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert Robinson, Rochester, Minn., and Dennis Robinson, Selby, and three sisters, Dona Lytle and Midge Margie Schnaidt, both of Aberdeen, and Mickie Mary Merchant, Sturgis.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Moe Greiner officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with full military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard.

James G. Iverson

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - James G. Iverson, 57, died on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.

Jim was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Deadwood, S.D. to Glenn and Doris (Deming) Iverson. He lived in Rapid City for most of his life, relocating to Maryville, Tenn., in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam Uecker and husband Joe, one brother, Tom Iverson and wife Beth, three grandchildren, Daniel, Amanda and Becky Uecker, one niece, Nancy Iverson, two nephews, Nick and Steve Iverson, mother-in-law Pat Miller, father-in-law David Miller, three brothers-in-law, Randy, Jeff and Michael Miller, all of Rapid City, and nine cousins.

He was preceded in death by his significant other, Julie Iverson, and his parents, Glenn and Doris Iverson.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 26, at South Maple United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tom Haggar officiating.

Lynette C. Hughes

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Lynette C. Hughes, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 19, 2005 in Chandler, AZ. Born March 24, 1912 in Watertown, SD to Martin and Ida Strombotne.

In 1937, she married Harold F. Hughes. They lived in Rapid City over 50 years, and spent many warm winters in Arizona. This past year, she moved to AZ to live with her daughter.

She lived a very fulfilled life and enjoyed playing bridge, collecting antiques, reading, shopping, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. Touching the lives of others with love and affection, she made everyone feel special.

Her positive attitude, grace, wit, elegance and spontaneous joy will be how she will be most remembered. The way she lived her life reflected her favorite phrase, "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way."

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, daughter, Nancy, son, Richard and grandson, Philip Day.

She is survived by her sister, Emerald Norman, daughter, Connie Day, son-in-law, Nick Day, and daughter-in-law, Mary Hughes, grandchildren: Brian, Craig, Stephanie & Kevin Day, Mark Hughes, Jennifer Holec, and 5 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held in Rapid City in July.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 777 W. Southern Suite 301, Bldg. C. Mesa, AZ 85210, or Cornerstone Mission, Rapid City, SD. Arrangements entrusted to Lakeshore Mortuary Mesa, Arizona.

Margaret Irene McClure-Thompson

RAPID CITY - Margaret Irene McClure-Thompson was born November 3, 1941, in Mountain Home, Arkansas to Roy and Gladys Cline. She married Ronald D. McClure in Rapid City, SD, and later married Harry Ray Thompson in Gillette, Wyoming. She and Harry owned and operated Ace Car Sales on Hillview Drive in Box Elder.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Irene McClure, the love of her life, her granddaughter, Brittnee Irene McClure-Cyphers, "adopted" daughter Cherri Nepper, her brother Rondell Roy Cline and wife Ann Marie, five half sisters, Linda Sharp and husband Bob, Robin Adams, Anne Adams and husband Lefty, Bonnie Stotland and husband Duane, Char Anderson and husband Norm.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Harry Thompson.

She will be remembered for her love of golf and her many close friends in the Rapid City area.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Brittnee McClure-Cyphers trust fund.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Rapid City with Pastor Doug Diehl officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 25, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Friends may sign Margaret's guest book at www.kirkfuneral-home.com.

To the friends and family of Margaret McClure-Thompson:

Thank you for all your help, love and support during Margaret's courageous battle with cancer. Margaret loved life and we learned a valuable lesson in living each moment with as much enthusiasm and spontaneity as she did. We loved meeting and getting to know Margaret's friends and family. We can only hope to make as many friends in our lifetime as she did in her 63 years. Special thanks to Joan her very caring Hospice Nurse.

Sincerely,

Susan McClure, Norm and Char Anderson and Bonnie Stotland

William J. 'Bill' Laws

BRUSH, Colo. - William J. "Bill" Laws, 82, former Rapid City resident, now living in Brush, CO, died early Saturday morning at his home. He was born in Pleasant Hill, MO on June 8, 1922 to the Rev. William J. and Gertrude A. Laws. He graduated from the public schools in Pleasant Hill. In 1942 Laws enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was released from active duty in November of 1945 and then recalled to active duty in September of 1950. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in January of 1972, being stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base at the time of his retirement.

Laws served in the WWII campaigns for New Guinea and the southern Philippines. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. Msgt. Laws was decorated with the Silver Star and the Bronze Star Medals.

Bill was employed by the Lutheran Hospital and Homes Society as a Hospital Administrator from 1972 until 1985. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brush.

On July 29, 1943 Bill was united in holy matrimony to Emma (Emmy) F. Lancaster. Emmy graced his life for 49 years. No man has ever been more blessed in marriage. Her love was unconditional, her marriage vows sacred. Two children were born to this union, Murray J. and Cathy.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Emmy, his infant son Murray, one brother, Paul, and his parents.

Survivors include his daughter Cathy Waddill of Florence, MT; two grandchildren, Matthew Littler and Jaclyn Litter; and three nieces, Becky Guttermuth, Bonnie Potoskie, and Betty Ralston.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 26th at 2:00 PM at the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Brush, CO. Interment will follow in the Brush Memorial Cemetery.

Friends who wish may make memorials to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 1106 East 6th Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701.

The Heer Mortuary & Crematory in Brush is in charge of arrangements.

Copyright 2015 Rapid City Journal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Be the first to sign the guestbook.

Sign Guestbook
You must Login to sign the guestbook.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Activate subscription button gif