Edna L. Buls
PHILIP - Edna L. Buls, 97, Philip, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Philip Nursing Home.
Survivors include one son, Bill Buls, Philip; one daughter, Bonnie Buls, Philip; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandson; and a sister, Helen Newborg, Inwood, Iowa.
Her husband, Clarence E. Buls, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour before services Saturday at the church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Lutheran Church in Philip, with the Rev. Ann Schlossnagle officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.
Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com.
Hernandez Sr., Robert W.
PINE RIDGE - Robert W. Hernandez Sr., Pine Ridge, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Pine Ridge Hospital.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Hernandez Jr. and Mike Hernandez, both of Pine Ridge; six daughters, Roberta Hernandez and Helen Brings Him Back, both of El Paso, Texas, and Dawn Hernandez, Misty Pulliam, Lenora Clifford and Jeri Ghost Bear, all of Pine Ridge; his mother, Dora Hernandez, Pine Ridge; six brothers, Floyd Hernandez Jr., Kyle, Walt Hernandez, Mission Town, Norman Hernandez and Seth Hernandez, both of Pine Ridge, Pat Ruff, Chicago, and Art Ruff, Eagle Butte; two sisters, Helene Palmier, Pine Ridge, and Corrine Ruff, Kyle; and numerous grandchildren.
A one-night wake will begin at 3 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the church, with the Rev. Bill Pauly officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery in Pine Ridge.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
Two Two, Leslie P.
PINE RIDGE - Leslie P. Two Two, 44, Pine Ridge, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in rural Pine Ridge as a result of an automobile accident.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Two Two, Pine Ridge; two sons, Newton Two Two and Heath Two Two, both of Pine Ridge; one daughter, Leslie Ann Two Two, Pine Ridge; four stepsons, James Colhoff, Sean Poor Bear, Daniel Bad Milk and Manuel Bad Milk, all of Pine Ridge; seven stepdaughters, Renita Poor Bear, Shannon Poor Bear, Babe Poor Bear, Ampo Poor Bear, Annie Colhoff, Priscilla Bad Milk and Vanessa Bad Milk, all of Pine Ridge; his mother, Delphine Bettelyoun, Pine Ridge; two brothers, Fred Two Two and Dave Two Two, both of Pine Ridge; two sisters, April Two Two, Denver, and Jeanne Two Two, Pine Ridge; and numerous grandchildren.
A two-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, at Billy Mills Hall, with the Rev. Bill Pauly officiating and traditional Lakota services by Wilmer Mesteth. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery in Pine Ridge.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
PIERRE - Helen Berry, 91, Pierre, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Transitional Care Unit in Pierre.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Berry Jr. and Douglas Berry; three daughters, Kit Curry, Margaret Edwards and Ida Anderson; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. CST today at Madison Avenue Church of Christ in Pierre, with the family greeting friends from 6:30 p.m. until the time of the prayer service. Lunch for family and friends will start at noon Saturday at the church.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the church. Family committal at Riverside Cemetery in Pierre will follow the service.
The family will designate all memorials to her son Douglas' mission in the Ukraine.
Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre is in charge of arrangements.
BELLE FOURCHE - Don Fink, 52, Belle Fourche, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, March 14, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour before services Monday at Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Pete Bonnichsen officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established to Belle Fourche Fire Department.
Michael Lee 'Mike' Durkin
FORT PIERRE - Michael Lee "Mike" Durkin, 50, Fort Pierre, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Durkin, Fort Pierre; three children, Jessica, Melissa and Philip; his mother, Rosella "Sally" Durkin; and one brother, Shane Durkin.
Visitation and a vigil with rosary were Thursday, March 10, at St. John's Catholic Church in Fort Pierre.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CST today at the church. Burial will be at Fort George Cemetery.
Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre is in charge of arrangements.
RAPID CITY - Bea Sumpter, 89, Rapid City, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her granddaughter's home in Piedmont.
Survivors include one son, Bob Moore, Sturgis; one stepson, Bill Sumpter, Kadoka; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.
Edna M. Buswell
PHILIP - Edna M. Buswell, 96, Philip, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda May Sommerfield, New Haven, Conn.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Fairchild, Philip.
Services will be at a later date in Aberdeen.
Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.
David L. Reinhold
MISSOULA, Mont. - David L. Reinhold, 49, Missoula and formerly of Lead, S.D., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Missoula.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Anderson, Spokane, Wash., and Nicole Reinhold, Hood River, Ore., and one brother, Paul Reinhold, Hot Springs, Mont.
A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Stampmill Restaurant in Lead.
Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory of Missoula is in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Diane Lessin Ward
RAPID CITY - Phyllis Diane Lessin Ward, 72, Rapid City, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Clarkson-Mountain View Health Care in Rapid City.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Ward, Rapid City; two daughters, Jill Logan, Rapid City, and Julie Terry, Black Hawk; two sons, Johnny Ward, Rapid City, and Scott Ward, Piedmont; five grandchildren; and two brothers.
Arrangements are pending with Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City.
Martha L. Hilton
CUSTER - Martha L. Hilton, 89, Custer, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Custer.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hilton, Custer; three sons, Donald Hilton, Mission Viejo, Calif., Roger Hilton, Montrose, Colo., and Richard Hilton, Monroe, N.C.; one daughter, Roseanne Hilton Pahl, Custer; three grandsons; and three stepgrandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home of Rapid City.
Jeannette Alice Capps Oler
SILVER CITY, N.M. - Jeannette Alice Capps Oler, 61, Silver City, died Tuesday, March 9, 2005, in Newcastle, Wyo..
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Morfeld, Upton, Wyo.; one son, David Capps, Gillette, Wyo.; one daughter, Bobbi Jo Ozanne, Casper, Wyo.; one brother, Raymond Douglas, Osage, Wyo.; two sisters, Elaine Ainslie, Cosmos, Minn., and Joyce Welch, Newcastle; and six grandchildren.
Her husband, James Oler, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church in Upton, with the Rev. Randy Fowler officiating. Private family burial will be at Mount Pisgah cemetery in Gillette.
Donations in Jeannette's name may be made to the Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Foundation. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or visit the Web site at www.stevesonandsons.com.
Helen Esther Nelsen, Girton, Larson, Stroh
RAPID CITY - Helen Esther Nelsen, Girton, Larson, Stroh, 85, Rapid City, passed to her rest Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Fountain Springs Health Care.
Helen was born the oldest child to Lester M. and Marion (Newberry) Nelsen on April 20, 1919, in Stickney, SD. She received her education in a rural school in Aurora County, graduating from Stickney High School and Southern Normal School in Springfield, SD. She taught rural school near Aurora Center and Nolan Grove School near Plankinton, SD.
In 1938 Helen moved to Rapid City, where she met Harold Girton and they were married in 1939. To this union 3 children, Mary Ann, William and Linda were born. Our home was a meeting place for many young people and friends.
In 1969 Helen was united in marriage to Pete A. Stroh, joining his loving family of eight children.
Most of her adult life, Helen was employed as a cook and server. She worked for the VAMC in Hot Springs, the SD State Veterans Home and 5 years working with youth in the Job Corps, in Nemo and in North Dakota and also for the US Forest Service.
Helen enjoyed sewing, traveling and her years of education. True friends were really very important to her. She served as president of the VFW Auxiliary, Clayton Van Houten Post 1640 in Hot Springs and approximately 59 years active in the American Legion Auxiliary.
Helen is survived by her son William and wife Rose Girton, her daughter Linda Pence all of Rapid City; stepchildren, Emanuel and wife Faye Stroh; Dianne and husband David Steffan; Carol and husband Harry Malloy; Blanche and husband David Hoselton; Vernetta and Donald Bice; Luella Larson; Ethel and husband Robert Weirson; stepdaughter-in-law Jackie Stroh and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Mary Ann (Girton) Millar; 1 sister Ethel in infancy; 1 brother, Rozel Nelsen and his wife Lois and stepson Dwayne Stroh.
Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Peter Dahlberg officiating.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.behrenswilson.com.
Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
Lance W. Becker
RAPID CITY - Lance W. Becker, 82, Rapid City, died at his residence Friday, March 4, 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Irma Becker, Rapid City; a son, Lance D. Becker, New Ulm, Minnesota; two daughters, Lisa Smith and her husband, Dr. David Smith, McLean, Virginia, and Dr. Jane Becker, Houston, Texas; a brother, Royal Becker, Brillion, Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.
A Memorial Celebration of Lance's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Cecilia Mary Wright
RAPID CITY - Cecilia Mary Wright, 89, Rapid City, died peacefully at Fairmont Grand Manor Wednesday, March 9, 2005, surrounded by her family. Cecilia suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last seven years.
She was born July 14, 1915 at Cuthbert, S. Dak. After one year of college Cecilia began teaching at the Sorenson School north of Wall, S. Dak. and continued her teaching career in Elm Springs, S. Dak., and Lakeside, S. Dak. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1973.
She met Ellery (Bosco) Wright in Interior, S. Dak. in the spring of 1944. Bosco was on leave from service in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. They were married June 15, 1944 in Walla Walla, Washington. She spent the next twenty two years raising their children. In 1966 Cecilia returned to teaching at the Black Hawk School, where she taught for twelve years. Her last two years of teaching were spent at Pinedale Elementary in Rapid City. She dedicated her retirement years to volunteerism. Cecilia kept quite busy. Some of her activities included volunteering with the Literacy Council and helping immigrants to become naturalized citizens. She was also very active in her church, making nursing home visits and tutoring students. It was her delight to spend time with her eighteen grandchildren.
Cecilia is survived by three sons, Larry Wright and his wife Yetta, Tacoma, Washington, Jerome (Jerry) Wright and his wife Patricia, Rapid City and Mike Wright and his wife Pam, Rapid City; two daughters, Colleen Marvin and her husband Terry, Rapid City and Sheila Johnson, Rapid City; eighteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellery (Bosco) Raymond Wright and two sons, Patrick and Tommy Wright.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, with a Christian Wake Service at 4:00 p.m. at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Blessed Sacrament Church with Rev. Dan Juelfs officiating.
Interment will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may offer condolences and sign the online guest register at www.osheimcatron.com.
A memorial has been established.
Marvin Dale Jensen
NEW UNDERWOOD - Marvin Dale Jensen, 61, of New Underwood, SD, was called to heaven on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at a local nursing home. Marvin passed away with his family at his side, after suffering a long illness.
Marvin was born November 29, 1943, on the highway by Box Elder Creek, North of Rapid City. He was the fourth son of Hans and Ruth (Johnson) Jensen. He grew up in New Underwood and graduated from New Underwood High School in 1962.
Marvin married Carol Miller of Oakes, ND, on September 9, 1970. They lived in Rapid City for one year prior to making their home in New Underwood for the past 33 years. At the center of Marvin's life were his wife, Carol, daughter, Rebecca, son, Paul, three grandchildren, and their family and friends.
Marvin was a carpenter for a total of 35 years. He worked for his brother Herbert. He owned and operated his own business, Jensen Acoustical Tile. Marvin retired in 1997 due to health reasons. He loved to go camping and fishing. He loved to garden and decorate for the Christmas season. Marvin was very creative with wood, and made his family cherished wood furniture. Marvin's second home was the New Underwood Fire Dept. He was the assistant fire chief for 32 years. He donated lots of time and knowledge. He was a member of the New Underwood Ambulance for 20 years, and helped to build the New Underwood ball fields. His family and friends will remember him for his wonderful sense of humor and his laugh.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of New Underwood, one son, Paul Jensen of Fort Collins, CO, daughters, Rebecca (Doug) Kenoyer of Rapid City and Shelly Bartschi of Denver, CO, grandchildren, Jensen, Samuel and Dawson Kenoyer of Rapid City, and Tyler Bartschi of Denver, CO, two brothers, Harold (Janice) and Donald (Janice) Jensen, of New Underwood, one sister, LuAnn (Richard) O'Connell of Peoria, AZ; a half-sister, Florence Feterl of Lead, SD, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Kirk Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Underwood High School Gym, with Dr. Ted Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at the New Underwood Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Herbert, and one half-brother, Harold John Jensen.
A memorial has been established to the New Underwood Fire Department.
Friends may sign Marvin's guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.