Brings Horse, Pearl

EAGLE BUTTE - Pearl Brings Horse, 79, Eagle Butte, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Mary M. Michaud

HILL CITY - Mary M. Michaud, 90, Hill City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Custer.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Michaud and Michael Michaud, both of Rapid City; three daughters, Montelene Murray, Soldotna, Alaska, Eileen Crouch, Hill City, and Patricia Tracy, Gillette, Wyo.; three brothers, Joe Gaertner, Scottsdale, Ariz., Bert Gaertner, Aurora, Colo., and Karyle Gaertner, Sioux Falls; three sisters, Regina Renner, Madison, Margaret Freidel, Rapid City, and Bernadette Uhrich, Littleton, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the church, with the Rev. Dan Juelfs and Deacon Pat Coy officiating. Burial will follow at Custer Cemetery.

McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Custer is in charge of arrangements.

Denis James Luth

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Denis James Luth, 43, Gillette, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at his home.

He served 13 years in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Luth, Gillette; two sons, Nathan and Sean, both of Gillette; one daughter, Sarah Luth, Aberdeen, S.D.; his mother, Charlene Heinrich, Gillette; three brothers, Jon Luth and Jeff Luth, both of Gillette, and Owen Luth, Salt Lake City; and one sister, Teri Christianson, Red Wing, Minn.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette, with a Trisagion of Mercy for the departed at 5 p.m.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. James Thayer officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 42.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home or on the Internet at

Margaret 'Peggy' Iversen

STURGIS - Margaret "Peggy" Iversen, 88, Sturgis, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Sturgis Community Long Term Care Center.

Survivors include three sons, Skip Iversen, Chamberlain, Butch Iversen, Murdo, and Toby Iversen, Wickenberg, Ariz.; two daughters, Gloria Neary, Sturgis, and Monica Alesen, Mount Vernon; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Inurnment will be at Murdo Cemetery at a later date.

Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Genevieve Loup

PIERRE - Eleanor Genevieve Loup, 75, Pierre, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater, Wis.

Survivors include one daughter, Davonne Loup, Seabeck, Wash.; two sons, Douglas Loup, Pasadena, Md., and Matthew Loup, Fort Atkinson, Wis.; two grandchildren; and three siblings, Harold Holgerson, Aberdeen, Oscar Holgerson, Clifton, Texas, and Marilyn Heinemeyer, Bismarck, N.D.

Her husband, David Loup, preceded her in death.

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

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation through its "Hope for Heroes" Web site at or its North Central Office, 1902 Minnehaha Ave. West, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Village Center, Joseph

MCLAUGHLIN - Joseph Village Center, 76, McLaughlin, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D.

An all-night wake service will begin at 7 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 15, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in McLaughlin. Family and friends will gather at 5 p.m. Sunday at Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge to follow in procession to McLaughlin.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the church, with the Rev. Frezil Westerlund, Chaplain Moe Greiner and Standing Rock Episcopal lay ministers officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by Sturgis Honor Guard.

Russel W. Adkins

RAPID CITY - Russel W. Adkins, 77, Rapid City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Laree Adkins, Rapid City; three daughters, Francine Jones, Arlington, Wash., Patricia Curtis, Upland, Calif., and Brenda Stedjee, Caputa; one son, Douglas Adkins, Germany; one brother, Claud Adkins, Rapid City; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Dale Iversen

MURDO - Dale Iversen, 76, of Murdo, died Monday, May 9, at the Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo. A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo.

Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Van Metre.

Dale Robert Iversen was born November 2, 1928, on the family ranch north of Murdo to Ole and Emma Terriere Iversen, the eighth of ten children. Dale first attended Lincoln Crest School and later Murdo Grade School. He graduated from Murdo High School in 1947. He then attended South Dakota State College in Brookings. Upon completing his agricultural studies, he returned to the ranch to work with his father.

On May 28, 1951, Dale married Deloris Nordin in Deadwood, SD. To this union five children were born: Doreen, Gregory, Daniel, Tina and Susan. They resided on the family ranch until 1957, when they moved into Murdo for Doreen to begin school. In 1962, they built their home eight miles north of Murdo where they presently reside. Dale continued working on the ranch until he suffered a stroke in March of 2003.

Dale was an avid collector and reader of all war books, with his favorite being those of WWII. In 1953, Dale began his hobby of stock car racing in which he competed for nearly 40 years driving modified, hobby stock, and Baja Buggies. Dale was known for his love of life, his dry sense of humor and his ability to have never known a stranger. Dale was an elder of Messiah Lutheran Church and a member of Jones County Soil Conservation Service.

Dale is survived by his wife, Deloris of Murdo, his children Doreen (Gerald) Brunskill of San Manuel, AZ; Dan of Apache Junction, AZ, and Murdo, SD; Tina (Russ) Polaski of Queen Creek, AZ; and Susan (Lon) Lyman of Okaton; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, George Allen, and one sister, Joyce; his extended family members Aaron and Matt Clark, Terry and Bruce Balfonz and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Greg, his parents Ole and Emma, in-laws Albin and Ethel, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Dr. Robert M. Buck

ARLINGTON - Dr. R.M. Buck passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at the Arlington Health Care Center in Arlington, S.D. Robert Maley Buck was born Oct. 28, 1907, to Eugene and Violet Buck on a farm near Roswell, S.D. When he was 8 years old, the family moved to Howard, S.D.; there he attended Howard High School and graduated in 1925. Dr. Buck graduated from Iowa State University in 1930 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He belonged to Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Scabbard and Blade honorary military fraternity. On June 6th, 1935, he married Lucille Beschta and she shared his life for 62 years. Dr. Buck practiced his profession in Howard with his father until 1933. Due to the Depression, he answered the call to go to Belle Fourche, S.D., and established a practice there. At that time, there were only 2 veterinarians in western South Dakota. He covered western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming, and southeastern Montana.

Dr. Buck had many experiences traveling gumbo roads in all kinds of weather. Sometimes it was necessary to go into a ranch on horseback or by a wagon or tractor. In 1957, he built a clinic near the sale yard in Belle Fourche. Ranchers would bring their animals into the clinic. Dr. Buck was inspector of the Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange for 35 years and continued to practice until 1986.

Dr. Buck was an honorary member of the American Veterinarian Medical Association, Life member of the South Dakota Veterinarian Medical Assn., Charter member of Lions Club, city council member 1944-49; Honorary member of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce, Agri-business Man of the Year in 1987 and in 1989, parade Marshall of the Black Hills Roundup. The book "The Prairie Practitioners" by Thomas Ludgate, a story of the 20th century South Dakota veterinarians was dedicated to him and his father.

"Doc" loved sports, especially the San Francisco Giants, and really loved the local sports played in Belle Fourche. Doc was a member of the Belle Fourche 1949 State Champion bowling team. Dr. Buck was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his 4 children, Bob (Nancy), Dodgeville, Wi., Rosemary Geis, Fallon, Nv., SuzAnne Howe (Bill), Dodgeville, Wi., and LeeAnne Schmidt (Gene), Arlington, S.D.; 3 step-children, Mark Hinderman, Karen Schultz and Keirsten Knutson; 13 grandchildren, Robert, Richard, Rebecca Buck, Kristen Flanigan, Marylee Oleson, Melissa Hames, Doug and David Geis, Nancy Leisy, Debbie Galati, Randy, Terry and Jamie Schmidt, 3 step grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lucille on Feb. 15th, 1997, his parents, 3 sisters and one brother and son-in-law, Ken Geis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Fourche with Father Tim Hoag officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, SD.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, May 14, at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kline-Frost Funeral Chapel, Belle Fourche.

Vic Hallett

RAPID CITY - Vic Hallett, 72, Rapid City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Hallett, Rapid City; one daughter, Tammy Hallett, Minot, N.D.; one son, Todd Hallett, Longmont, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Anne T. Kenney

RAPID CITY - Anne T. Kenney, 65, Rapid City, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at her home.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Kenney, Kake, Alaska, and Edward Kenney, Rapid City; two daughters, Julie Busch, Big Lake, Alaska, and Catherine Kenney, Rocky Mount, N.C.; one sister, Kathleen Raethorne, Dublin, Ireland; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, with a Christian wake service at 5 p.m., at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Kevin Achbach officiating. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established.

Francis John 'Groucho' Tomlin

PRINGLE - Francis John "Groucho" Tomlin, 80, Pringle, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include one brother, Victor Tomlin, Casper, Wyo., and two sisters, Cecelia Litzinger, Douglas, Wyo., and Rose Wolfe, Casper.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Custer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Bill Savory officiating. Burial will be at Pringle Cemetery.

Donna Rose Deiterman Staab

GALENA - Donna Rose Deiterman Staab, 71, of Galena, SD, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at her home.

Donna was born near Ward, SD, June 25, 1933. She attended country school there and graduated in 1951 from Pipestone, MN, High School. She married Al Staab in 1952; together they lived most of their lives in Sioux Falls, until they retired to the Black Hills at Galena in 1993.

Survivors include husband Al Staab of Galena, her children: Steve (La Vina) of Sioux Falls, Lana Staab of Sioux Falls, Joe (Mary) Seward, AK, Gina (Shawn) Peters of Ridgecrest, CA, Matthew (Lisa) of Brandon, SD, Christopher (Juli) of Papillion, NE, Cara Staab of Custer, grandchildren: Carrie Keuser and Tyler Staab, both of Sioux Falls, Harrison, Samantha, Nick, and Hannah Staab, all of Papillion, NE, Pierce and Taylor Staab of Brandon, SD, great-grandchildren: Quinton Staab, Kenny & Katrina Keuser, brother Robert Deiterman of Ward, SD.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents Joe & Eleanor (Kirpes) Deiterman, four brothers, Ralph, Orville, Leonard, and Arnie Deiterman, sister Mary Van Vooren, and grandson Matthew.

Visitation will be held from 6-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, with a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral at Sturgis, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2005, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Sturgis, with Rev. Fr. Arnold Kari as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorials have been established to Black Hills Housing or Hospice of the Northern Hills.

David L. Rydquist

RAPID CITY - David L. Rydquist, 66, Rapid City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Pittsburgh.

Survivors include one daughter, Jill White, Pittsburgh; two sons, Todd Rydquist, Billings, Mont., and James Rydquist, San Diego; one sister, Jody Chambers, Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Dennis Rydquist, Edmonds, Wash., and Gregg Rydquist, Great Falls, Mont.; and seven grandchildren.

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

Theodore 'Ted' Torres

WEBSTER, Texas - Theodore "Ted" Torres, 77, Webster and formerly of Edgemont, S.D., died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at his home.

Survivors include his mother, Dolores Torres, Edgemont, and nine brothers and sisters, Beatrice and Evangeline Torres, both of Edgemont, Jase Torres, Rockford, Ill., Gonzalo Torres, Rapid City, Javier Torres, Lead, Mary Riley, Colorado Springs, Colo., Eleanor Ribordy, Northglenn, Colo., Candido Torres Jr., Hot Springs, S.D., and Magdalena Atkinson, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Ruth A. Sleep

SPEARFISH - Ruth A. Sleep, 85, Spearfish, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Steele, Rapid City; one son, Richard Sleep, Spearfish; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Gordon, Sonoma, Calif.

Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel of Spearfish.

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