Charles L. Summers

BARTLETT, Ill. - Charles L. Summers, 56, Bartlett, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Summers, Spearfish, S.D.; and a sister, Charlene Crawford, Heart Butte, Mont.

Visitation will be for one hour before services, which will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, S.D.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

An online guestbook is available at">

Kathleen Sperle-Coyne

STURGIS - Kathleen Marie Sperle-Coyne, 44, Sturgis, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at home.

Survivors include her father, Merlyn "Ron" Sperle, Sturgis; and a brother, Ronald Sperle, Belton, Mo.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at The Church of Christ, with the Rev. Chris Nelson officiating.

Black Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at">

Kathleen 'Kay' Naescher

WALL - Kathleen "Kay" Naescher, 81, Wall, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Naescher and John Naescher, both of Wall, and LeRoy Naescher, Oacoma; a daughter, Cleone Cozine, Chamberlain; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Francis Reinbold and Wilfred Reinbold, both of Mobridge, John Reinbold, Trail City, and Jim Reinbold, Wagner; and two sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Spearfish, and Delores Maxon, Bismarck, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary "Larry" Naescher.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the church, with the Rev. Ron Garry presiding.

Burial will be at Wall Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements.

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Annetta S. Best

WINNER - Annetta S. Senkel Best, 95, Winner, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Winner Regional Healthcare Long Term Care Facility.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT today at Mason Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Winner Cemetery.

Lisa K. American Horse

RUSHVILLE, Neb. - Lisa K. American Horse, 22, Rushville, died Monday, July 13, 2009, in Wanblee.

Survivors include a son, Alexander American Horse, Rushville; her parents, Donald American Horse Sr., Rushville, and Maxine American Horse, Centre, Ala.; four brothers, Vince Watson, Casper, Wyo., James Watson, Greybull, Wyo., Nick Watson, Centre, and Donald American Horse Jr., Chugiack, Alaska; five sisters Debra American Horse and Sharon Packed, both of Rapid City, Emily American Horse, Groton, Conn., Crystal Packed, Scottsbluff, and Dorothy Lopez, Rushville; and maternal grandmother Evelyn Vincent, Rushville.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, at Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rushville, with the Rev. Tim Stoner officiating.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

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

Freda Fuerst

LEMMON - Freda Fuerst, 85, Lemmon, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, N.D.

Survivors include her husband, James Fuerst, Lemmon; two sons, Ronald Amundson, Duncanville, Texas, and Donald Amundson, Fridley, Minn.; three daughters, Diane Buckholz, Soldotna, Alaska, Donna Amundson, North Las Vegas, Nev., and Renee Brooks, Flint, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Albrecht, Groton, and Betty Jean Nundahl, Oakes.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orval Amundson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home, and for one hour before services at the church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mike Roehl officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.

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Daniel L. Howe

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Daniel L. Howe, 68, Cheyenne, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Davis Hospice Center.

Survivors include his companion, Lucille J. Montoya, Cheyenne; six children, Danna Wilborn, Humble, Texas, Darren Howe and Damon Howe, both of Castle Rock, Colo., David Howe, Denver, Terry Eaglin, Aurora, Colo., and Ernie Montoya, Denver; nine grandchildren; and seven siblings, Bob Howe, Arlington, Va., Reina Diaz, Casa Grande, Ariz., Stan Howe, Belle Fourche, S.D., Helen Lindquist, Lemmon, S.D., Leona Schroeder, Columbus, Neb., and Earla Karels and David Howe, both of Lincoln, Neb.

A Christian wake will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the cathedral.

Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Davis Hospice Center.

Treva Spindler

Oct. 5, 1939 - July 11, 2009

DEADWOOD - Treva Spindler died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., from complications following open heart surgery.

Treva Lucille Busick Jones Spindler was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa, the youngest of 11 children, to Edward Charles and Ilo (Allen) Busick. Treva and her husband owned "The Headmaster" hairstyling salon in Deadwood operating at the same location for over 35 years. As a State-licensed educator in the field of cosmetology she also provided on-the-job apprentice training to students pursuing that vocation. Treva was at the very top of her profession and will be remembered for her "Hair-We-Go" service which she graciously provided to so many shut-ins.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a great friend to those who were fortunate enough to know her. She willingly extended her abundance of love to those beyond her own family.

Treva is survived by her husband, Carlton Spindler of Deadwood; and a son, Adam (Elizabeth) Spindler of Gillette, Wyo. Three daughters from a first marriage to Robert Jones of Hartford, Iowa, also survive: Joyce (Tim) Strickland, Aberdeen, Debbie (Ray) Triplett, Carlisle, Iowa; and Roberta "Bobbie" (Matt) Myers, Dawson, Iowa. Surviving grandchildren include Tom Strickland, Jack Triplett, Michelle Triplett Buchanan, Treva Triplett Cunningham, Sarah Myers, and Madison Myers; and five great-grandchildren, Trevina Cunningham and Colton, Dakota, Caleb and Callie Buchanan.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her first husband, and her ten older siblings, Arlo Edward Busick, Robert Arlen Busick, Donald Paul Busick, Allen Park Busick, Zatha Eunice Mott, Mary Ann Umble, Zora Evelyn Anderson, Eva Charlene Busick, Ruby Pearl Kliment and Colleen Asbarene Byers, all in areas surrounding Des Moines, Iowa.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Presbyterian Church in Lead, with the Rev. Steve Agan officiating. Burial will be in the Spindler family plot at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood. Memorials may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America and the Lead-Deadwood Twin City Animal Shelter. Cards and condolences can be addressed to P.O. Box H, Deadwood, SD 57732, or

G. R. 'Bob' Bock

CUSTER - George Robert "Bob" Bock, 79, Custer resident and former long time Rapid City resident, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at the Maurice Fitzpatrick Veterans Home in Hot Springs.

He was born June 15, 1930, at Loomis, the son of Perce and Cheryl (Walker) Bock. The family resided at Loomis, Cuthbert and Letcher, prior to moving to Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Rapid City in 1944. Bob graduated from Rapid City High School in 1948. He attended Yankton College and Colorado A&M at Fort Collins. He was employed as a Forest Ranger at Devils Tower, Wyo., in 1950-51. Bob served in the South Dakota National Guard and served in the Army during the Korean War.

He married Patricia Ann Entenman in Sioux Falls on Jan. 5, 1954. The couple resided in Rapid City following their marriage.

Bob was employed with Commercial Credit and the American National Bank for a number of years. He was a director and one of the original charter members, Vice-president and Cashier of the American State Bank which opened on June 25, 1973. He was associated with the American State Bank until July 1980. He was also involved in insurance sales and was an employee of the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home for a number of years.

He was active in civic affairs. He was a past member of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce, was a Charter member of the Civitan Club, a member of the First Congregational Church and the Arrowhead Country Club. He was very active with Rapid City Elks Lodge 1187 and was the Exalted Ruler of the Lodge in 1967-68, when the Lodge approved acquisition of the Valley Hi Lodge and Golf Course.

Bob moved to Custer in 1996 and he had been a resident of the Veterans Home in Hot Springs for the past five months.

Perhaps his most significant accomplishments would include his role in assisting with the founding of the American State Bank and his leadership in the Elks Lodge during its acquisition of the Valley Hi Lodge and Golf Course. The things he was most proud of in his life were his children, his grandchildren, his brief service as a Forest Ranger and his service to his country.

Survivors include two sons, G. Roger Bock and his wife, Cheryl, and Ben Bock and his wife Jen, all of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Marci Briggs and her husband Garry, Kansas City, Kan., and Terri Jones, Bunnel, Fla.; five grandchildren, Starla Davis, Crystal Jones, Kevin Bock, Jason Bock and Matthew Bock; two great-grandchildren, Leah Davis and Vincent Davis; a sister, Beverly Osheim and her husband, Ozzie, Rapid City; and two brothers, Clinton Bock and his wife, Dorothy, Bandera, Texas, and Fred Bock and his wife, Nancy, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, with the Rev. Simon Looking Elk officiating. Military honors will be provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273. Friends may gather at the funeral home prior to services.

A memorial has been established.

Friends may sign the online guest register at">

DeElda Neysa Kursave

BLACK HAWK - DeElda Neysa Larsen Kursave, 67, Black Hawk, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at her home.

Dee was born May 9, 1942, at New Underwood to Alvin and Carrie (Street) Larsen, the ninth of 10 children. She was raised at Farmingdale, where she attended school to the eighth grade. Dee graduated from Rapid City High School in 1961. In August 1962, she started working as a dental assistant for Thomas Udager, DDS. Dee worked part time for Dr. Udager after her son was born. She later worked for Dr. Chad Carpenter until retiring on May 20, 2009, after 47 years.

Dee married her very special man, Dale Kursave, at Zion Lutheran Church in Rapid City, and to this union a son Terry and a daughter Dayna were born. She always put her family first and was very active in the Black Hawk community. Dee held an office for the Parents Club in the Black Hawk School for five years. She held offices for the Black Hawk Fire Department Auxiliary, which she helped get started. Dee also helped start the Golden Eagles 4-H Club and was a leader for 30 years. She worked very hard to get a new school in Black Hawk and co chaired the Black Hawk and State Centennial. Dee served as superintendent for major elections and school board elections for over 35 years. She also served as secretary and treasurer for Valley View Cemetery in Black Hawk for several years.

Dee was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rapid City and became active in the Ladies Aide, serving four years as the President and served as a circle head for many years. She became the school janitor while her grandchildren were attending school at St. Paul's.

While her family was growing, she would clean homes so she could be home when they were. Dee and Mae Maude ran the cafeteria for the Western Junior Livestock show for a number of years. Her home was always open to everyone, coming from a family of 10, she loved having lots of people around. She was always willing to help someone. God, family and friendship was at the top of her list.

She is survived by her very loving husband of 46 years, Dale Kursave of Black Hawk; two wonderful children, Terry Lee Kursave of Hermosa, and Dayna Dee Kiewel of Black Hawk; four precious grandchildren, Casey and Chandra Kursave of Rapid City, and Brianna and Jesse Kiewel of Black Hawk; special granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Kursave of Rapid City; two sisters, Viola Stanec of Martin, and Nela Napoli of Rapid City; four brothers, Rollo (Katharina) Larsen of Farmingdale, Walter (Frances) Larsen of Central City, Neb., Leslie (Karin) Larsen of Mandan, N.D., and William Larsen of Marysville, Calif.; sister-in-law, Laurel Larsen of Alda, Neb.; very special cousin, Darlene Bedwell of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; nieces, Cary Jo (Ron) Sherman of Ashland, Mo., Diane (Craig) Kratovil of Rapid City, Debbie (Mark) Zallar of Black Hawk and Denise Winston of Monticello, Fla.; two aunts, Eva Southmayd and Millie Larsen of Rapid City; adopted daughter, Deb Gobell and adopted grandson James Zollar of Rapid City; granddaughter Sarah Zollar of Wyoming; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; sister-in-law, Patty (Joe) Morin of Black Hawk; and brother-in-law, Don (Fern) Kursave of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Carrie Larsen; two brothers, Willard and Verlyn Larsen; her sister, Wilma Winston; two brothers-in-law, Frank Stanec and Frank Winston; sister-in-law, Inez Larsen; two nieces; four nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Grace Kursave; and sisters-in-law, Joan Rollins, Twyla Terrill and Shirley Hilton.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City and one hour before services at the church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Pastor Peter Sulzle officiating. Burial will follow the luncheon at the Larsen Cemetery in Farmingdale.

A memorial has been established to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rapid City and the Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown.

Family and friends may sign DeElda's online guest book at

Lila E. Steen

FAITH - Lila E. Steen, 85, Faith, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Steen Jr., Faith; two daughters, LouAnn Steen, Faith, and Jomay Steen, Rapid City; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Nadine Cook, Covelo, Calif.; and a brother, Doug Knight, Dupree.

At her request, she was cremated, and memorial services will be held at a later date in Faith.

An online guestbook is available at

Roger Franklin Miles

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Roger F. Miles, 73, Beaverton, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at home.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Miles, Beaverton; two daughters, Elaine Belmonte, Sturgis, S.D., and Tina Barrie, Mountain Home, Idaho; a son, Roger Miles, Barefoot Bay, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Gotchell, Rapid City, S.D., and Kelly Powell, Pittsfield, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; three sisters, Laverne Breidenbach, Gaston, Ore., Delores West, Belle Fourche, S.D., and Lucille Youngberg, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and a brother, Robert Miles, Newell, S.D.

His body has been donated to cancer research, and his remains will be cremated and placed at Hope Cemetery in Newell.

Portland Crematory Center and Mortuary Service is in charge of arrangements.


Glen F. Blue Bird

In the obituary for Glen F. Blue Bird, published Wednesday, July 15, the location of services was incorrect. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Mediator Episcopal Church in Kyle.

Loretta Ann Lanphear

In the obituary for Loretta Ann Lanphear, published Wednesday, July 15, the service time was incorrect. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Custer Community Church.

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