Obituaries for July 12

2006-07-11T23:00:00Z Obituaries for July 12 Rapid City Journal
July 11, 2006 11:00 pm

Randall Jay Hemenway

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. - Randall Jay Hemenway, 19, Newcastle, WY, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in Pierre, SD.

Memorial services will be Friday, July 14, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newcastle High School Crouch Auditorium with Rev. Chuck Dutcher and Rev. Bill Haley officiating.

Randall was born June 18, 1987, in Sturgis, SD, to Dennis and Tracey (Felion) Hemenway. He graduated from Newcastle High School in May of 2006. Randall was currently working road construction in Pierre at the time of his death.

He was a two-time state wrestling champion in the state of Wyoming and a one-time national champion through the Rocky Mountain Nationals. Randall competed as a UFC fighter and was currently undefeated in his division. He loved to fish, ride 4-wheelers, and paintball.

Survivors include his father, Dennis Hemenway, Sturgis, SD; mother, Tracey Tupa and her husband, Dee, Newcastle, WY; brother, Derek Hemenway, and his wife, Katie, Sturgis; maternal grandmother, Marcia Fairchild and her husband, Jim, Marjorie Felion, Sturgis, SD; step-brothers, Nikolas Tupa, Bobby Tupa, Damon Tupa, and his wife, Kristi; great-grandfather, Floyd Campbell, Sturgis; aunts and uncles, Terri Jo Felion, Darwin Felion, Doug and Jan Hemenway, Mike and Roxy Eillert, Rhonda Becker, Darrell Hemenway, and Cindy and Don Shore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Florence and Stuart Hemenway, and maternal grandfather, Kenneth Felion.

A memorial has been established.

Charles Kleeman

THORNTON, Colo. - Charles Kleeman, 68, of Thornton, CO, formerly of Rapid City, SD, died June 30, 2006. He graduated from Cathedral High School, 1956, in Rapid City and St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. His father, Charles J. Kleeman, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirlee of Thornton, CO, children Mark (Terri) of Castle Rock, CO, Susan (Eric) Lund of Elko, NV, and Sharon Auday of AZ, and 6 grandchildren; his mother Estella of Las Vegas, NV, and his sister Sandie (Ken) Ryan of Las Vegas, NV. Services were held in Thornton, CO.

Hollow Horn Bear, Marlene

RAPID CITY - Marlene Hollow Horn Bear, 70, Rapid City, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include seven daughters, Clara Eagle Tail, Sioux Falls, Celeste McCormack, Jamaica, N.Y., Jayette Hull and Gail McBride, both of Wagner, Denise Wiyaka, Madison, Wis., Denielle McNiel, Lake Andes, and Toni Hollow Horn Bear, Pollock Pines, Calif.; two sons, Allen McBride, Sacramento, and John Hollow Horn Bear, Sioux Falls; two brothers, John Feather, Sisseton, and Walter Feather, Florida; and one sister, Lydia, Oshkosh, Wis.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Friends may sign Marlene's guest book at

Rhonda Lee Omdahl

WILDERVILLE, Ore. - Rhonda Lee Omdahl, 50, Wilderville, died Friday, June 30, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident near her home.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Omdahl, Wilderville; one son, Marcus Omdahl, Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Fred Wassinger, California, and Rod Wassinger, Arizona; one sister, BJ Allison, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and her parents-in-law, Jim and Mary Omdahl, Rapid City.

A celebration of life was July 6 at Redwood Christian Church.

Hull and Hull Funeral Directors of Grants Pass was in charge of arrangements.

Ardis G. Hanson Klundt

MEADVILLE, Pa. - Ardis G. Hanson Klundt, 97, of Meadville, PA, formerly of Spearfish, SD, passed away peacefully Monday, July 10, 2006, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish, SD. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.

She was born in Coal Springs, SD, September 3, 1908, a daughter of the late Charles and Hilma (Perrson) Hanson. She subsequently lived in Bison, SD; Belle Fourche, SD; and Spearfish, SD.

Ardis graduated from Spearfish High School in 1927 and from Black Hills Teachers College, Spearfish. She taught in a one-room elementary school for a few years.

She moved to Pasco, WA, in the 1940's and married John H. Klundt, who was a wheat farmer, June 19, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1988. She and John had a beautiful rose garden with many varieties of which they were pleased.

Ardis was a very gentle lady but very sociable and their home was always open to everyone who knew them.

Following the death of her husband, she moved to Meadville to live with her daughter and son-in-law, LuAnne and Ralph Olson for the last 16 years. She loved nature and enjoyed bird-watching. She was an accomplished artist in several mediums, but was best known for her beautiful china painting, having a certificate in the International Porcelain Art Teachers, Inc.

She was a lifelong member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 132, Pasco, life member of the Franklin County Historical Society, and the Archeological Society of Paso, and of the Protestant faith.

Her favorite pastime was to crochet and made many afghans and other items. She also loved to travel.

She is survived by her daughter, LuAnne Olson and her husband Ralph W. of Meadville; a sister, Carol Jane Johnson of Spearfish, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; 5 brothers and sisters, Pearl Hanson, Mardie Anderson, Lester Hanson, Clarence Hanson and Milford Hanson; 2 stepsons, Richard and Robert Klundt; and a stepdaughter, Marguerite Gunderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Meadville Medical Center Foundation, 1034 Grove St., Meadville, PA 16335.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel of Spearfish.

Mary Josephine Hauzer Bruns

WAGNER - Mary Josephine Hauzer Bruns, 87, Wagner and formerly of Colome, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Wagner Community Hospital.

Survivors include four children, Eleanor Overbeck, Miami, Paul Bruns, Winner, Lawrence Bruns, Humble, Texas, and Gene Bruns, Colome; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 13, at Mason Funeral Home in Winner, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Colome Cemetery.

Gary Odland

GROTON - Gary Odland, 70, Groton and formerly of Pierre, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Navy from December 1953 to December 1956.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Odland, Groton; two children, JoDee McCranie, Houghton, and Tod Odland, Cherry Hill, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, July 14, at United Methodist Church in Groton, with the Rev. Jan Price officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT Friday at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at First United Methodist Church in Pierre, with the Rev. Howard Grinager officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, at Groton Cemetery.

Mark Dahl

SIOUX FALLS - Mark Dahl, 52, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, in Rapid City.

Arrangements are pending with Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.

Thelma Rencountre

FORT THOMPSON - Thelma Rencountre, 79, Fort Thompson, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Mid Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain.

Survivors include her husband, Whitney Rencountre, Fort Thompson; eight daughters, Belinda Faye Joe, Lana Drapeau, Debi Attikai, Mona Rencountre, Ella Flute and Kathy Rencountre, all of Crow Creek Dakota Hunkpati Reservation, Blossom Quilt, Rapid City, and Gena Howe, Fort Thompson; one son, Allen Wayne, Pukwana; one brother, Everett Harrison, Fort Thompson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wake services will be at 8 p.m. CDT today and Thursday, June 12 and 13, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Thompson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, at the church. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Stephan.

Hickey-Wevik Funeral Home of Chamberlain is in charge of arrangements.

Iver Flatmoe

RAPID CITY - Iver Flatmoe, 78, Rapid City, died Monday July 10, 2006 at his home.

Iver was born to Kristoffer and Petra (Kornstad) Flatmoe Aug. 29, 1927, in Norway. When he was 23 months old, the family moved to America, settling in Cole Springs, SD. Iver graduated from the 8th grade in Cole Springs and then entered the US Army at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in August 1947.

Iver met Helen Roseman in 1949 while working for the Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown (Lake Andes, SD) and they were married in Clark, SD, on April 15, 1950. When work at the dam closed down for the winter, the couple moved to Kansas City, where he studied auto and diesel mechanics, working part-time at various jobs. When Iver finished school, they returned to SD, settling in Rapid City on Nov. 11, 1959. Iver worked for Pete Lien Sand and Gravel for 34 years. He was an all-around handyman and there was no job he would not tackle and was successful at it. He became a good welder and fabricated and built a good part of the new Lime Plant.

Iver is survived by his wife, Helen; 2 daughters, Marilyn and husband Greg Bolt; Bonnie and husband Randall Wheaton; 1 son, Kristopher and wife Janna Flatmoe, all of Rapid City; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Hanna (George Allen) Iversen, Murdo, SD; Ingrid Gebhart, Meadow, SD; Clara Duncan, Mobridge, SD; 2 brothers, Harold (Lillian) Flatmoe, Meadow, SD, and Kenneth (Charlotte) Flatmoe, Sturgis, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 daughter, Carol Huffman.

A memorial has been established.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family at

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jim Sorum officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

Charles C. Davis

RAPID CITY - Charles C. Davis, 62, Rapid City, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Davis, Rapid City; one daughter, Kimberly Early, Rapid City; two brothers, Dean Davis, Placerville, Calif., and Harold Davis, Sturgis; two sisters, Virginia Baker, Ely, Nev., and Sally Blood, Anaheim, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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

Carol A. Hettinger

WESSINGTON SPRINGS - Carol A. Hettinger, 69, Wessington Springs, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT today at Basham Funeral Home in Wessington Springs and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wessington Springs, with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at the church, with the Rev. Jim Friedrich and the Rev. Edwin Burian officiating. Burial will be at noon Friday, July 14, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Janet A. DeGooyer

RAPID CITY - Janet A. DeGooyer, 48, Rapid City, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, Donald "Dean" DeGooyer, Rapid City; one stepson, Dave Hisel, Washington, D.C.; her mother, Martha Kinsley, Murdo; three brothers, Gerald Kinsley, Nazareth, Pa., and Bob Kinsley and Rob Kinsley, both of Murdo; and two sisters, Sharon Tisher, Pierre, and Marilyn Strait, White River.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility in Rapid City, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at United Methodist Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Doug Diehl officiating. Committal services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Billie Mae Roth

PIEDMONT - Billie Mae Roth, 86, Piedmont, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13, 2006, from noon until 9:00 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Piedmont with Pastor Steve Trefz officiating. Burial will follow in the Piedmont Cemetery.

Billie Mae Miller was born April 4, 1920, in Schleicher County, TX, near Eldorado, the daughter of Felix and Ida Mae (Lassetter) Miller. She moved to Mertzon, TX, in 1927, where she grew up and attended school. She also attended Business College in Abilene, TX. This is where she met Claude Roth and was married in Abilene on Nov 7, 1942. He was stationed at Camp Barkley. After the war, they made their home in several places in the Black Hills area, and in 1953, they built their home near Piedmont. Her husband, Claude, died January 15, 2000.

Billie was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Piedmont, the Piedmont Sewing Circle, and the Claude Roth Trucking Bowling Team. She also worked with Claude for Roth Trucking, which the couple operated for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Tom (Candice) of Piedmont, Bob (Bonnie), Laramie, WY; one daughter and her husband, Claudia (Tom) Morrison, Billings, MT; seven grandchildren, Jason Roth, Rapid City, Amy Boylan, Rapid City, Lori Roth, Schenectady, NY, Ryan Roth, Evans, CO, Wesley Roth, Rapid City, and Emily Morrison, Driggs, ID, and Brady Morrison, Seattle, WA.

Survivors also include seven great-grandchildren, Cienna and Zane Boylan, Rapid City, Noah, Andrew, Nathanael, Sarabeth Roth, Evans, CO, Rylan Barnett, Schenectady, NY; one sister, Georgia and her husband, Pete McDaniel, Horseshoe Bay, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and several cousins.

Billie's family was always special to her and she will be remembered for her friendship, kindness, generosity, faith and love.

Her parents, one sister (Imogene), her husband of 57 years, and numerous other family members preceded her in death.

Shannon James Selby

BLACK HAWK - Shannon James Selby, 21, Black Hawk, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Judy Selby, Black Hawk; two brothers, Shawn Selby and Kyron Selby, both of Black Hawk; and one sister, Mikeale Selby, Black Hawk.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Douglas Glenn Speidel

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Douglas Glenn Speidel, 50, North Platte and formerly of Winner, S.D., died in North Platte.

Survivors include one son, Brock Speidel, Cozad; his father, Don Speidel, Winner; two brothers, Mike Speidel, Tacoma, Wash., and Scott Speidel, De Pere, Wis.; and two sisters, Deb Scott, Vivian, S.D., and Suzy Olson, Pierre, S.D.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 13, at Mason Funeral Home in Winner.

Lee H. (Snoddy) Snowdy

CHICO, Calif. - Lee H. (Snoddy) Snowdy, formerly of Sturgis, 83, passed away late Thursday, December 29, 2005, in Chico, California.

A graveside gathering to remember Lee Homer (Snoddy) Snowdy, loving husband, father, grandpa, teacher and friend will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. The Sturgis Veterans Honor Guards will conduct Military Honors.

Lee was born March 5, 1922, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Homer and May Bell Snoddy. After graduating high school in Sturgis, SD, Lee fought in World War II, where he was a POW. After being released from the military, Lee studied history, literature and science and received his bachelor's degree at UCLA. He became a teacher and taught for Redlands Unified School District from 1950-1985. He then retired and moved to Red Bluff, where he and his wife made their home before moving in 2003 to The Sierra Sunrise Terraces in Chico. Lee loved education and children and was a loving and devoted father of six. He taught Bible school for a number of years as well as was a Cub Scout father. Lee loved animals, nature and had a passion for traveling and getting outdoors to enjoy the mountains and streams. He had a great sense of humor and a whimsical personality.

Lee leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Gail; two daughters, Suzy Lee Adams of Berry Creek, Calif., and Tracy Lynn Hart of Orland, Calif.; four sons, Frank Michael Snowdy of Vista, Calif., Phillip Edward Alexander of Edmonds, Wash., Todd Erik Alexander of Chicago and Christopher Jay Snowdy of Marysville, Wash.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Winds of Indian Education center in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Black Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services are helping out with arrangements in Sturgis, SD.

Lorraine May Creasman

DENVER - Lorraine May Creasman, survived by mother Dora Seegrist and sister Mary McGriff of Rapid City, South Dakota; son Russ (Sharon) Ball; daughter Cindy (Brad) Hamilton; grandchildren, Zach & Garrett Ball; Nick, Ben and Emily Jo Hamilton.

Viewing Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fairmount Mortuary. Funeral Service, Friday 10 a.m. Fairmount Little Ivy Chapel.

James Patrick Lester

RAPID CITY - James Patrick Lester, age 34, of Rapid City, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

James Patrick Lester was born on Oct. 11, 1971, (with twin sister Patricia) in Spearfish, SD. Our family moved to Rapid City in 1972 where he attended school, graduating from Central High in 1989. James loved hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He loved sharing life with friends, and family, which Tami and JhoCee Ness were becoming a special part of. James was a special person with a great sense of humor. All you had to do was ask and he was there to help in any way he could.

He will be greatly missed by all. James is survived by parents, Tom and Cindy Lester, brothers, Dan and Steve Lester, sister, Patricia (Steve) Herting , and nephews Shane, Derek and Daniel James plus, grandmothers, Nola Bentz-Reber, Rapid City, and Joan Lester of Spearfish, SD.

Visitation will be held at Kirk Funeral Home, 1051 E. Minnesota Street, Rapid City, SD, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of the Little Flower, in Rapid City with Fr. Bill Zandri celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Friends may sign the guest book for James at

Ray W. Hume

PIEDMONT - Ray W. Hume left us to meet his Saviour Monday, July 10, 2006.

Ray was born March 1, 1920, to Nellie (Boyd) Hume and Jessie Hume at Thermopolis, Wyoming. As a boy the family moved to Pactola, SD (now Pactola Reservoir) where he was raised at Jenny Gulch.

Ray joined the Army at the age of 17 and served in numerous countries in the European Theatre during WWII. A medic, he was known as Doc Hume by his buddies and colleagues. He proudly served his country and was awarded both the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Ray married Marguerite Meredith and her twin three-year-old daughters, Judy and Janet, in January 1946. Two more children were born to this union, Monty Ray and Cyd Annett. Marguerite died in January 1967.

August 15, 1970, Ray married Doris Doyle, bringing her three children into their family. Ray and Doris traveled extensively and happily in their RV, finally settling in Piedmont.

Ray was instrumental in starting the Alano Club in Rapid City, and served on the original board of directors. He was a very active member in AA for 56 years and helped many thankful people reach and maintain sobriety. When Ray reached his 55th "birthday" of sobriety within the organization, a new commemorative chip had to be designed especially for him as no one had reached that goal before.

Ray is survived and will be dearly missed by: his wife of 35 years: Doris, children: Judy (David) Bowes, Jan Bangs, Monty (Jane) Hume, Cyd Bullinger, Kathy (Ed) Wise, Pat (Becky) Doyle, and Bob (Melinda) Doyle. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents, his first wife (Marguerite) and three sisters.

He will always be remembered for his slow easy smile, his stories of the good old days, words of wisdom, his fondness of nice cars and motorcycles, and his beloved "Bug."

Rest in peace Dad, suffer no more.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church, Piedmont, SD, followed by a rosary service.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church, Piedmont, SD, followed by burial at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you remember Ray with a donation to Alano or Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church.

Friends may sign Ray's online register book at

Norma Rose Rounds

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Norma Rose Rounds, 81, Cheyenne and formerly of Spearfish, S.D., died Monday, July 10, 2006, at United Medical Center West in Cheyenne.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Petsch and Joan Rounds, both of Meriden, Wyoming; one son, Tom Rounds, Scottsbluff, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Don Rounds, preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Cheyenne. Burial will be at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish, S.D.

Memorials may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053.

Larry Sandal

PLAINVIEW - Larry Sandal, 68, Plainview, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Hans P. Petersen Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Arrangements are pending with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Hazel Mackey

PIERRE - Hazel Mackey, 63, Pierre, died in an accident Friday, July 7, 2006.

Survivors include three children, Susan Mackey Young, Springfield, Ore., David Mackey, Columbus, Neb., and Elizabeth Williams, Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Susan Turner, Simi Valley, Calif.

Her husband, Kent, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT today, July 12, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Feigum-VanLith Funeral Home in Pierre.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb.

Memorials may be made to the family or St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Fort Pierre.

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