Gary R. LaBoissiere

WALSENBURG, Colo. - Gary R. LaBoissiere, 41, Walsenburg, Colo., died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Walsenburg.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Diana LaBoissiere, Oglala; and his parents, Larry and Charlene LaBoissiere, Phoenix.

Burial with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today, June 28, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

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

Malcolm G. Herndon

RAPID CITY - Malcolm G. Herndon, 82, Rapid City, passed away June 24, 2007, at Concordia, Kansas.

Mr. Herndon is survived by his wife, Lois Herndon, Rapid City, four children, Glenda Miller, Rapid City; Gayle (Ken) McGuire, Fort Worth, Texas; David Herndon, Eagle Mountain, Utah; Carol (Jim) Greco, Lead, SD, two sisters, Betty Bennett and Nancy Vaughn, and two brothers, Howard Smith and Thomas Smith, all of Tennessee, ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the First Congregational Church. Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday at the First Congregational Church with Rev. Jane Ireland officiating.

Interment, with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 Honor Guard, will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Black Hills Workshop Foundation.

Friends may offer condolences and sign the online guest register at www.osheim

Anita Whirlwind Horse

BATESLAND - Anita Whirlwind Horse, 41, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Gordon, Neb. as a result of a automobile accident.

Survivors include her husband, Cory Whirlwind Horse, Batesland; two sons, Waylon Black Crow, Wakpamni Lake, and Beaudele Black Crow, Porcupine; four daughters, Shiela Black Crow, Wounded Knee, and Maya Black Crow, Oglala; brothers, Harold Hollow Horn Jr., Wakpamni Lake, Reggie Hollow Horn, Manderson, Adrian Hollow Horn, Slim Buttes, and Alton Black Tail Deer, Manderson; and two sisters, Trina Williams, Manderson, and Debbie Hollow Horn, Gordon, Neb.

A two-night wake begins at 3 p.m. today, at Batesland School in Batesland.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Batesland School with the Rev. Pedro Sharpfish and the Rev. Abraham Tobacco officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cemetery in Batesland.

Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Two Two

PINE RIDGE - Mary Two Two, 56, Pine Ridge, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Brewer and Harold Goggleye III, both of Pine Ridge; four daughters, Connie Cook, El Paso, Texas, Tracey Brewer, Phoenix, Mona Goggleye and Joanie Goggleye, both of Pine Ridge; four sisters: Linda Two Two, Portland, Ore., Joann Two Two, Rapid City, and Sylvia Red Cloud and Mona Two Two, both of Pine Ridge; and 15 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge with the Rev. Steve Sanford officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee.

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

Tracey Buckley

BATESLAND - Tracey Buckley, 39, Batesland, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Gordon, Neb., as a result of an automobile accident.

Survivors include one son, Bear Black Elk, Wakpamni Lake; three daughters: Jasmine Buckley, Autumn Comes, and Alexanda Comes, all of Wakpamni Lake; four sisters, Dorothy Black Crow and Marylou Black Crow, both of Wakpamni Lake, Marilyn Black Crow, Batesland, and Betty Black Crow, Rushville, Neb.; and five brothers, Eugene Black Crow, Kenny Short Bear, and Ricky Grey Grass, all of Wakpamni Lake, Dwight Black Crow, Batesland, and Waylon Black Crow Sr., Oglala.

A two-night wake will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Batesland School in Batesland.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Batesland School with the Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cemetery in Batesland.

Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elnora Mary Bogner

RAPID CITY - Elnora Mary Bogner, 96, of Rapid City, died Tues., June 26, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Center of New Underwood.

Elnora was born Nov. 4, 1910 near Oelrichs, SD to August and Elizabeth (Hesse) Bogner. After graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1928, and after attending Grand Island Business College, Elnora was employed as an attorney's secretary and as a bookkeeper in a bank in Nebraska. During World War II, she worked on the West coast as a bookkeeper and secretary in government offices. Elnora attended Wayne State Teachers College and obtained a Bachelor's of Science from Nebraska State Teacher's College at Chadron. For 25 years, she taught in both rural and city schools in Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota; the last seven years of these years were in Rapid City schools. She held active memberships in the South Dakota Education Association, the National Education, the Immaculate Conception Church, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Altar Society, and St. Bernadettes Circle. In her retirement she volunteered with the Rapid City RSVP. Her interests included writing, crafts and other hobbies.

Elnora was survived by her brother Joseph Bogner, Hot Springs; her sister, Isabel Ash, Newark, CA; and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three sisters, Estella, Esther, and Leona and her four brothers, Leonard, Richard, Rudy and Edward.

Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:00 am Fri., June 29, 2007 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City with Father Michel Mulloy as celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Oelrichs.

A memorial has been established to the Rapid City Catholic schools. Friends may sign Elnora's guestbook online at

Florence Elizabeth Zimbelman

CUSTER - Florence Elizabeth (Jones) Zimbelman, 93, of Custer, SD, left this world, peacefully, at her home on June 24, 2007.

Florence was born February 8, 1914 to William and Katie May Jones at Gregory, SD. She was the fourth of twelve children and weighed in at just over two pounds. This tiny baby thrived and then survived diphtheria at age seven. She attended the Gregory schools.

Florence married Frank Zimbelman of Dixon, SD in 1932. They moved to the ranch northwest of Custer, where she lived until her death. Between ranching and nurturing her family, Florence's talents included managing and cooking for their annual deer hunting camp. As a seamstress, Florence's talents ranged from wedding gowns to deer skin jackets. Carpentry skills included building cupboards, furniture, and upholstering. Later on she took up oil painting. Her many portraits and scenic Black Hills paintings won numerous awards and reside in homes across the United States.

Florence remained ever awed by these Black Hills Mountains. After four trips to Europe and to India and much touring of the USA, she pronounced home as the most beautiful area of all.

She was the smiling, wise, matriarch of an ever increasing, adoring family. It was she whom we asked forgotten names or dates. Today we all feel orphaned.

Survivors include daughter, B. Kay (John) Baumann of Custer, SD, and their sons, Patrick (Ginger) of Douglas, WY; Mark (Agnes) of Custer; daughter, Tricia, of New Castle, WY; daughter-in-law, LaVella (Mrs. Conrad) Zimbelman, her son and daughter, Larry and Karen of Madison, MN; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Siblings include Mary (Sid) Hasselquist of Columbus, NE; Phyllis (Lyle) Grey, Robert Lindy (Jeanette) Jones, Joann (Wesley) Hansen, Joyce (Lavern) Busskohl all of Custer SD; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; her husband, Frank; son, Conrad; as well as six siblings.

Visitation w as held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at McColley's Chapel of the Hills, Custer, SD.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Custer Community Church in Custer, SD with Pastor Martin Nussbaum officiating. Committal service will follow at Custer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Florence's name.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Custer, SD. Written condolences can be made at

Melford Witt Jr.

CORN CREEK - Melford Witt Jr., 59, Corn Creek, died Monday, June 25, 2007, in Bemidji, Minn.

Survivors include a son, George Young, Parmalee; two daughters, Tashini Young and Sheena Running, both of Parmalee; four brothers, Fred Witt, Norris, and Albert Witt, John Witt, Donald Witt and Mike Witt, all of Corn Creek; and four sisters, Francine Witt and Agatha Witt, both of Corn Creek, Shannon Witt, Wanblee, and Latisha Witt of California.

A two-night wake will begin at noon Thursday, June 28, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Corn Creek.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the church, with the Rev. John Spruhan and Russell Eagle Bear officiating. Burial will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Corn Creek.

Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Berniece Kiel

PIERRE - Berniece Kiel, 68, Pierre, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Maryhouse Transitional Care Unit in Pierre.

Survivors include her daughter, Kami Erland, Upton, Wyo.; three sons Kelvin Kiel, Spearfish, Kendall Kiel, Pierre, and Kordon Kiel, Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Beverly Zebroski, Onida; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Larry Kiel, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Friday, June 29, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Feigum-VanLith Funeral Home in Pierre.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at First United Methodist Church in Pierre with the Rev. Jenny Hollenbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Pierre.

Todd D. Lohman

PIERRE - Todd D. Lohman, 48, of Pierre died on Monday evening at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, June 30, at the Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre with Pastor Diane Jackson officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the services with burial at 4:30 pm Friday afternoon at the Scandinavia Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Aberdeen.

Todd was born on November 14, 1958 in Webster SD, to Vernon and Dorothy (Dixon) Lohman. He grew up and attended school in Webster graduating in 1977, he then went on to Northern State College in Aberdeen. He married Sandy Smeins in Webster on April 21, 1979; they made their home in Webster and for a short time in Rapid City. While living in Pierre he worked for Riddles Jewelry, Lutheran Memorial Church and most recently at the Ramkota. He was a member of Lutheran Memorial Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and his family.

He is survived by his son Blake of Rapid City, his parents Vernon and Dorothy Lohman of Pierre, and one brother Tim Lohman of Pierre. He is also survived by his aunt and uncles; Ivan Dixon, Frances Svarstad and Ned and Lola Dixon all of Aberdeen, numerous nieces and nephews including Nic Lohman and Deni Lohman of Pierre.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Blanche Lohman and Joe and Marie Dixon.

Memorials can be directed to Capital Area Counseling and the Midtown Apartments.

Justin Swen Bjorkman

BELLE FOURCHE - Justin Swen Bjorkman was born in Bountiful, UT, and raised primarily in the same area.

Justin loved and excelled in sports and academics. He was both intellectual and fun loving. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and a wizard at remembering facts. He loved the art of literature and music, as well as a good game of poker. He was a highly skilled technical mountain climber and a strong backcountry enthusiast. Justin had a passion for debating and supporting his views and beliefs, his wit and sense of humor made him the life of every party and a friend to all that needed one. Justin shared his inner beauty with family and friends as well as strangers. The essence of Justin's character was one of compassion and love. Simply said … knowing Justin, was loving Justin. He was currently employed as a poker dealer at the Silverado in Deadwood.

Justin is survived by his father, David Bjorkman, his mother Tammy Bjorkman, sister Candice (Bram) Jenkins, brother, Levi Bjorkman, his second mother, Kaitlin Phersson his daughter, Hanna Bjorkman and special friend, Sara Freng.

A memorial is being established for the education of his daughter, Hanna.

Services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 29th at the Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish. Friends attending the service are asked to dress casually.

The Aldinger Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Spearfish is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.aldingerfuneral

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