Pauline Louise Tracy

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pauline Louise Tracy, 61, Tucson and formerly of Rapid City, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Tracy; two children, Chris and Kelly; and grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Tucson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 27352 Tucson, AZ 85726-7352.

Bring's Broadway Chapel of Tucson is in charge of arrangements.

Quin Riley Scull

RAPID CITY - Quin Riley Scull, 47, Rapid City, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 22, 1977, to Nov. 26, 1979.

Survivors include one son, Jordan Scull, Denver; one daughter, Destiny Corkle, Joplin, Mo.; four brothers, Chris Scull, Omaha, Neb., Leland Scull, Mississippi, LaVerne Scull, Sturgis, and Tim Scull, Rapid City; one sister, Sara Trimble, Rapid City; and one grandchild.

His wife, Lunette, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with the Rev. Bill Zandri officiating. Family and friends may gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis before leaving for the cemetery.

Thomas Adley 'Tom' Fitzgerald

PHILIP - Thomas Adley "Tom" Fitzgerald, 80, Philip, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Fitzgerald, Philip; two sons, David Fitzgerald and Dean Fitzgerald, both of Philip; one daughter, Carla DeLeon, Rapid City; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, George Fitzgerald, Milesville.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at United Church in Philip.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the church, with the Rev. Mark Ford officiating. Private family burial will be at Milesville Cemetery.

A memorial is established.

Written tributes may be made at

Marjorie D. Nelson Thorn

ELGIN, Ill. - Marjorie D. Nelson Thorn, 52, of Elgin passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 14, 2007. She was born on December 29, 1954, in Harvard, IL, and was the daughter of John Kiehl and Monta Lea Campbell. Marjorie graduated from Elgin High School in 1973, and had worked at Ron Hopkins Ford in Elgin, Frontier Dodge in St. Charles, and Northwest Freight Liner in Palatine, IL.

Marjorie enjoyed golfing, cooking, celebrating the holidays and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed and remembered fondly. She was an avid Bears fan.

Survivors include her husband Richard, her daughters Karie, Kimberly, and Monta Nelson, all of Elgin; her stepchildren, Jason, Elizabeth and Julianne; her father, John (Barbara) Kiehl of Elgin and her mother Monta Lea Kramer of Rapid City, SD. Her three sisters, Cindy Wicklund of CA, Lea Ann (Rob) Larson of Hampshire, Tracy (Gary) Walton of Genoa; her four brothers, Larry (Roxanne) Kiehl of Elgin, Perry (Sindy) Kiehl of TN, and her dog Boo. She leaves many nieces and nephews who adored her.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Franklin J. Kramer.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 19, 2007, at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of the Spina Bifida Foundation.

Gladys Rose

BRANDT - Gladys Rose, 79, Brandt, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Golden Living Center-Black Hills in Rapid City.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Rose, Rapid City, and Earl Rose, Lead; one daughter, Rolane Gengler, Rapid City; four sisters, Dorothy McPherson, Rapid City, Barb Rhody and Rose Shane, both of Brookings, and Ruth Holen, Clear Lake; and five grandchildren.

Her husband, Bob, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 18, at Houseman-Eng Funeral Home in Clear Lake and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Highland Lutheran Church in Brandt. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in rural Brandt.

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Alice Olson

BELLE FOURCHE - Alice Olson, 72, Belle Fourche, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Olson, Belle Fourche; one daughter, Sharon Freed, Belle Fourche; two sons, Curt Olson, St. Onge, and Bill Olson, Belle Fourche; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Irene Kennison, Belle Fourche, Dolores Mattson, Spearfish, and Lerena Caretto, Vancouver, Wash.; and one brother, James Schopen, Lead.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Gail Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.

An online guestbook is available at

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Belle Fourche Ambulance or Fire Department.

Roberta Joan 'Bert' Douglas

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Roberta Joan "Bert" Douglas, 50, Gillette, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Douglas, Gillette; one son, Andrew Anderson, Gillette; her parents, Robert and Joan Geer, Gillette; two brothers, David Geer, Buffalo, and brother Darel Geer, Savageton; and one sister, Julie Norlin, Gillette.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at New Life Wesleyan Church in Gillette, with the Rev. Wes Smith officiating. Graveside services will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.

Memorials to the Roberta J. (Geer) Douglas Memorial Scholarship for nursing students at Gillette College and condolences may be mailed in her name in care of the funeral home or e-mailed to

Marjorie Elaine Hall

TUCSON, Ariz. - Marjorie Elaine Hall, age 84, of Tucson, Az., passed away February 7, 2007, at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Az. Marjorie was born in Hot Springs, So. Dak., on July 7, 1922, to Leo and Geneva Halls. She attended all 12 years of school in Hot Springs and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1940. In 1942 she married Leonard R. Wickstrom of Edgemont, So. Dak. In 1963 she married George S. Hall of Igloo, So. Dak., & was married until his death in 1982.

For many years both Marjorie & George lived & worked at Black Hills Army Depot, Igloo, So. Dak. They transferred to Umatilla Army Depot, Hermiston, Oregon, in 1964. Marjorie & George both retired from Umatilla Army Depot & traveled to California & Arizona during the winter months. After George's death in 1982, Marjorie sold their home & moved to Tucson, Az.

Marjorie dearly loved her children, grand & great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was ballroom dancing. Marjorie was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Marty Ludwig, and her parents. She is survived by her son, Roger Wickstrom of Tucson, Az.; her daughter, Barbara E. Steed of Parker, Co.; and her daughter, Patricia Sondgroth of Corvallis, Or.; 7 grandchildren, former daughter-in-law, Linda (Les) Huffman; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 nephews and many dear friends.

Donations to Marjorie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The family request you honor Marjorie with a moment of silence and reflect on your own special memories of her, as there will be no formal funeral arrangements. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs, So. Dak.

Col. John S. 'Jack' Coady Jr.

RAPID CITY - Col. John S. "Jack" Coady Jr., USAF Ret., 80, died at the Fort Meade Medical Center, Fort Meade, S.D., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.

He was born July 31, 1926, at Williamsport, PA, the son of John Shaw and Margaret (Hill) Coady Sr. He received his education at Williamsport High School, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, and Colby College, Colby, Kansas. He married Mary M. Stremel on Oct. 5, 1946, in Dodge City, KS.

John served in the US Navy from 1944 until 1947 and served in the US Air Force from 1950 until 1974.

John had a zest for life, whether it was his many years in the Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Colonel, working his cattle ranch on the beloved HI-C Ranch, fishing, gourmet cooking and of course music. John enjoyed life to the fullest.

John and Mary met at the USO Club, Kansas City, MO, in 1945 while he was serving in the US Navy. After they married, they put roots down in Lancaster, PA, where John attended Franklin and Marshall College. Upon the death of John's mother (Margaret) in 1947, he and Mary moved to Cleveland, OH, to care for John's younger brothers and sister.

In March of 1949 they welcomed a son, John S. Coady III (Sandy). Upon the birth of their son, John and Mary joined the Air Force, in which John entered Pilot Training in San Antonio, TX. John and Mary moved many times during John's training. In 1953 they were stationed at Mather AFB, CA, and welcomed a new member to the family, Patrick D. Coady. Within a few months, John received orders for Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico. In 1956 John's next assignment was Ellsworth AFB, SD, where John and Mary fell in love with the Black Hills. They purchased their first ranch, where they raised cattle, chickens, potatoes and their sons, while John pursued his career in the Air Force. The next assignment was at Sheppard AFB, TX, during the height of the Cold War, and John spent many hours on alert and flying with his B-52 crew. After 4 years at Sheppard John and Mary were able to return to Ellsworth and purchased a ranch to fulfill their dream of settling down in the Black Hills. During these years the Vietnam Conflict (War) raged and again John and his B-52 crew flew many hours and missions over North/South Vietnam. Mary was steadfast and worked hard to keep the ranch going and raising teenage sons. The war years passed slowly when John, now the Wing Chief of Bombing and Navigation at Ellsworth, was promoted to Colonel in 1971. John then received orders to Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Offutt AFB, NE, where he was named Chief, Bombing and Navigation for the entire Command. John completed his career in July of 1974, when he and Mary tried to retire. Neither could just sit still; they owned/operated a campground in Goodland, KS, during the 1970s. During the 1980s they took care of Mary's mother at home, moving to Abilene, TX, to be close to old friends and better medical facilities for "Mom." Upon the death of Mary's mother in 1984, they relocated to DeRidder, LA, where John was in the financial planning business tailored for the Military. This career brought them to Southern California, close to their grandchildren. After many years in California, John and Mary retired and returned to their beloved Black Hills. This was the place they loved and missed. They enjoyed old friends and family during the ensuing years. Mary passed away in December of 2004 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. John has missed his beloved (Dutch) and is now reunited with her.

John was a true American and Patriot who loved God, Country and Family. He will be missed by those whose lives were enriched by this man.

Survivors include two sons, John S. Coady III, Boca Raton, FL, and Patrick D. Coady and his wife Joann, Rapid City; two brothers, Robert (Bob) Coady, Bay Village, OH, and James (Jim) Coady and his wife Jean, Norristown, PA; a sister, Sally (Coady) Fessler and her husband Charles, Manheim, PA; and four grandchildren, Aaron Coady, Salt Lake City, UT, Emily Coady, Anna Coady and Sara Coady, all of Rapid City, and many nieces, nephews and others whose lives were enriched by John.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary (Dutch) Coady in Dec. of 2004; by a grandson, John S. Coady IV, in 2006; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Coady in 2006.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Blessed Sacrament Church with Rev. Dan Juelfs presiding.

Interment, with military honors provided by Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard, will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers and have established a memorial. If you wish, send memorials in care of Patrick Coady, 272 Federal Ave., Rapid City, SD 57702.

Friends may sign the online guest register and offer condolences at


Douglas Ralph Keffeler

Services for Douglas Ralph Keffeler have been postponed until 10 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.


Donald K. Allen

Burial for Donald K. Allen has been rescheduled to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Services are still set for 11 a.m. today at Nemo Community Church.

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