Obituaries for January 20

2005-01-19T23:00:00Z Obituaries for January 20 Rapid City Journal
January 19, 2005 11:00 pm

Sheldon E. Herrod

OGLALA - Sheldon E. Herrod, 32, Oglala, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in Rapid City.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey Herrod, Chadron, Neb.; his father, Eugene Herrod, Eufaula, Okla.; two brothers, Shane Herrod and Shaun Herrod, both of Rapid City; and one sister, Sonya Herrod, Ada, Okla.

A one-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Brother Rene Catholic Hall in Oglala.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Brother Rene Catholic Hall, with the Rev. Asa Wilson and the Rev. Simon Looking Elk officiating. Burial will be at Makasan Presbyterian Cemetery in Oglala.

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

Alice Cecelia Satree Hendricks

SIOUX FALLS - Alice Cecelia Satree Hendricks, 85, Sioux Falls and formerly of Vivian and Pierre, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Edgewood Vista in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include three daughters, Kay Sanderson, Sioux Falls, Joanne Hendricks, Santa Clara, Calif., and Karla Knutson, Dos Palos, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Cole and Berniece Leichtnam, both of Presho; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Herman Hendricks, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 21, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Vivian Lutheran Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Vivian Cemetery.

Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre is in charge of arrangements.

Eagle Jr., Ted

FORT YATES, N.D. - Ted Eagle Jr., 16, Fort Yates, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck.

Survivors include his parents, Genelle Eagle and Ted Eagle Sr., Fort Yates.

Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 21, at Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge, S.D., to follow in procession to Catholic Church of Assumption in Kenel, S.D., for visitation from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The procession will then meet at Fort Yates Junction at 4:30 p.m. to place Ted in a horse-drawn hearse. The procession will continue to the Fort Yates Middle School gym for an all-night wake service to begin at 7 p.m.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the school gym, with the Rev. Tony Grossenburg, the Rev. Kerry Prendiville, the Rev. Bill Cosgrove, the Rev. Julian, the Rev. Les Campbell, the Rev. John Floberg and Deacon Paul Keller officiating. Burial will be at Eagle Cemetery at the Ted Eagle Place in Fort Yates.

Mad Bear, Charles Wayne

FORT YATES, N.D. - Charles Wayne Mad Bear, also known as Kenneth Vernon Brought Plenty Sr., 56, Fort Yates, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Medcenter One in Bismarck.

An all-night wake service will begin at 7 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Yates. Family and friends will gather at 4 p.m. Friday at Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge, S.D., to follow in procession to Fort Yates.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the church, with the Rev. John Floberg officiating. Burial will be at Brought Plenty Family Cemetery.

Hazel C. Taft

RAPID CITY - Hazel C. Taft, 106, Rapid City, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at a Rapid City nursing home.

Survivors include one daughter, LaVonne Geitz, Rapid City; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Al Jacobson officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

A memorial has been established for Trinity Lutheran Church.

Osheim-Catron Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Robert 'Bob' Cordell

CAMP CROOK - Robert "Bob" Cordell, 89, Camp Crook, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Serenity Corner Assisted Living in Spearfish.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Anderson, Minneapolis, and Ronda Cordell, Camp Crook; two sons, Lowell Cordell and Alvin Cordell, both of Camp Crook; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His wife, Betty Davis Cordell, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Methodist Church in Camp Crook, with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Camp Crook.

Memorials may be made to Camp Crook Community Center Building Fund.

Kline-Frost Funeral Chapel of Belle Fourche is in charge of arrangements.

Dean Edward Eilert

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - Dean Edward Eilert, Desert Hot Springs, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in Desert Hot Springs.

Survivors include three children, Jennifer, Jason and Jaime, all of California; three grandchildren; his mother, Clara Eilert, Sturgis, S.D.; two sisters, Laurie Austin, Sturgis, and Sherry Hayford, Deadwood, S.D.; and four brothers, Robert Eilert, Desert Hot Springs, Mike Eilert, Spokane, Wash., Daryl Sampey, Clark Fork, Idaho, and Bret Eilert, Stickney, S.D.

Following his wishes, his body was cremated. Services are pending.

Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

Loretta Sovinski

KELLER, Texas - Loretta Sovinski, 88, Keller, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, peacefully at her home.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Parsons and her husband, Dick, of Rapid City, and Maritta Bush and her husband, Bob, of Colleyville, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sovinski; daughter, Jacqueline Bacon; and infant son, Patrick.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. CST in Keller, Texas. A memorial service in celebration of her life will follow at a later date. Burial was in Keller, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church Building Fund, 4500 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702.

Lorena G. White

NEW UNDERWOOD - Lorena G. White, 90, New Underwood, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Lorena had lived for a while at Prairie Pines in Chadron, NE, and Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE, but her true home was always at the ranch east of New Underwood where she and Whitney spent almost 60 years.

Lorena is survived by 2 sons, H.F. 'Billy' and wife Gail White, Dayton, WY; G.A. 'Bunk' and wife Cheryl White, Hay Springs, NE; 5 grandchildren, James, Travis, Justin, Clark and Whitney Ann; sister Louise Leak, Wheatridge, CO; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Whitney C. White, Apr. 2, 1997.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2005, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2005, at the funeral home with Reverend Steve Meecham officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family at

Arrangements are in the care of Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mallory Irene Newton

BLACK HAWK - Mallory Irene Newton was stillborn on Fri., Jan. 14, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

She is survived by her parents, Clif and Kerry Newton, two sisters, Olivia Ann and Sarah Marie Newton, all of Black Hawk; grandparents, Don and Donna Gallimore of Pierre, Gary and Julie Newton of Belfield, ND; her great-grandparents; aunts and uncles, Tricia and Terry Myran of Hebron, ND, Dan and Judy Newton of Rapid City, Skyler Gallimore and Kayla Gallimore, both of Pierre; her godparents, Kim and Dan McRae of Black Hawk, and Kelly and Art Melendez of Rapid City.

Services are set for Sat., Jan. 22, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Rapid City with the Rev. Bruce Baum officiating. Interment will follow in the infant section of Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

Friends may sign Mallory's guestbook at Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert R. 'Bob' Mutchler

LOVELAND, Colo. - Robert R. "Bob" Mutchler, 57, Loveland, Colo., and formerly of Rapid City, died Monday, January 17, 2005, at his home.

Bob was born June 24, 1947, in Rapid City to Arnold ("Red") and Mary (Slowey) Mutchler. He grew up in Rapid City, graduating from Rapid City Central High School in 1965. He attended college at Black Hills State College and graduated from USD Vermillion in 1969. In the 1970s he moved to and made his home in Colorado. He owned and operated his own business, Game Sales International, for more than 20 years with his wife, Brenda (Coots) Mutchler, whom he married in August 1984. Bob always loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding. He loved to travel, and during the course of his business was able to visit places such as the Fiji Islands, Europe and New Zealand. Bob also had a lifelong love of animals, especially dogs, and always had a canine friend at his side. He leaves behind two special canine companions, Shiloh and Tate. A memorial has been established to the Humane Society of the Black Hills in Rapid City.

Bob will be dearly missed by his family, friends and loved ones. He is survived by his wife Brenda; two stepchildren, Lawrence Coots, Loveland, and Lynne Patterson, Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Mary Jane Ryan and her husband Gerry, of Helena, MT; Rita Hyk and her husband Stephen, of Rapid City; a brother, Thomas and his wife Laura, of Silesia, MT; one niece, six nephews and one great-nephew. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, "Red," in 2001 and his mother, Mary, in 2002.

Services will be on Saturday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Additional services will be in Loveland, Colo., at a later date. Friends may offer condolences in his online guestbook at

Mary Leora Daniels (Hill)

DEADWOOD - Graveside rites and burial for Mary Leora Daniels (Hill), 80, of Deadwood, S.D., will be held on Monday, January 24th, 11:00 a.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the graveside rites and reception immediately following at the VFW in Deadwood.

A memorial has been established to the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Laureate Omicron Chapter, for the purpose of community service projects in Deadwood. Cards and donations may be sent in care of Susan D'Aniello, 1022 Wingham Court, Henderson, NV 89052.

Mary died on Monday, January 17th, at the Odyssey Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She had been living in Las Vegas with her daughter, Susan, and her husband, Nicholas Spano, since December 2003.

She was born May 12, 1924, in Broken Bow, Nebraska, the daughter of Silas and Ester (Moore) Hill. The Hill family moved to Central City, South Dakota, when Mary was four. She grew up in Deadwood and graduated from Deadwood High School in 1942. Mary was a bookkeeper and secretary throughout her career. She worked at Montana Dakota Power for several years. She then was a full time house wife and stay-at-home mother for 10 years. She returned to work when both kids were in school as a teaching assistant and then administrative secretary in the Deadwood Public School District. She completed her 28-year career with the school district when she retired in 1986.

She married Harry Daniels in May of 1949. They spent 53 years together in Deadwood. Spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends was one of Mary's greatest joys. She was a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary, member and officer of Beta Sigma Phi, and an active member of the senior citizens. Mary loved life, enjoyed playing bingo and winning even more. She loved the Black Hills and was a dedicated citizen of Deadwood.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan D'Aniello of Las Vegas, NV; a son, Marc Daniels of Denver, CO; one granddaughter, Toni Gerlach, and one grandson, Jesse Gerlach, both of Las Vegas, NV; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, her parents, stepmother, two sisters, two brothers, and two nephews have preceded her in death.

Lead-Deadwood Funeral Chapel and Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Robert J. Witt

RAPID CITY - Robert J. Witt, 75, died at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Monday, January 17, 2005.

Robert was born August 17, 1929, in Superior, WI, to Leonard J. and Josephine (Smith) Witt. He grew up and attended schools, including art school, in Minneapolis. Robert served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1950.

After the Air Force, Robert moved to Rapid City, where he served as a policeman. He was united in marriage to Doretta Graves on April 17, 1954. Robert was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Robert also enjoyed reading, music and art. He was an especially talented drawer. Robert was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Survivors include his wife, Doretta, Rapid City; 3 daughters, Pamela (Rodney) Weikum, Casper, WY, and Karen (Cameron) Hearn and Debbie (David) Hazel, all of Rapid City; 10 grandchildren, Anne Marie McDermott, Sherrie Brosig, DeAnna (Mark) Clark, Deanna Brown, David Hazel, Mike Hazel, Frankie Hazel, Sheena Hazel, Anthony Hazel and Angielee Vennbaas; a special cousin, Fern Netzinger; his mother-in-law, Anna Graves; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas, in 1998.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Nathan Ennis officiating.

Interment, with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273, will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

A memorial has been established. Friends may offer condolences in his online registration book at

Margaret (Peggy Dalzell) Martens

SAN DIEGO - Memorial services for Margaret (Peggy Dalzell) Martens, San Diego, CA age 52, will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lemmon, SD, with Fr. Brian Fawcett officiating. She was born in Lemmon, SD on May 19, 1952, the third child to Hugh & Alberta Dalzell. She attended school in Lemmon and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1970. Peggy passed away January 12, 2005 in San Diego, CA after a short illness. She was a faithful employee of Hamilton Sundstrand in San Diego, CA for over 20 years. She is survived by one son, Robert (Sandi) Grass of Frankfurt, Germany, one granddaughter, Jasmin Holt of Rapid City, SD, her mother Alberta Dalzell, Lemmon, 2 sisters, Kathy (Ronnie) Trull, Arden, NC, Phyllis (Dave) Erfman, Sturgis, SD, 5 brothers, Larry Dalzell, San Diego, CA, Robert (Alyce) Dalzell, Elbert, CO, Pat (Karla) Dalzell, Lemmon, Rich (Annette) Dalzell, Lemmon, Mike (Jackie) Dalzell, Ekalaka, and special friend Steve Lopez, San Diego, CA, along with numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Dalzell, her daughter Heather Holt and a nephew Brandon Dalzell.

Eagle Bull, Jeremiah Jorge

RAPID CITY - Jeremiah Jorge Eagle Bull. He came into and blessed our lives Jan. 9, 2005 and passed away Jan. 12, 2005 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Sharing in his brief, but heartwarming life, were his parents, Ryan and Elizabeth Eagle Bull, Rapid City; maternal grandmother Dawna Yellow Bank, Rapid City; paternal grandmother Nada Eagle Bull, Pine Ridge; 2 aunts, Angela Red Boy, Rapid City; Clarinda 'Dot' Eagle Bull, Pine Ridge and numerous uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 21, 2005 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, with Rev. Carl and Rev. Debbie Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park with traditional Lakota graveside services.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family at

Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

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