Obituaries for Nov. 19

2004-11-18T23:00:00Z Obituaries for Nov. 19 Rapid City Journal
November 18, 2004 11:00 pm

Charles Otis Park

RAPID CITY - Charles Otis Park, 96, Rapid City, died at a local nursing home Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.

He was born July 14, 1908, at Dowling, S.D.

He was active in the Piedmont Senior Citizens Center and Westhills Village. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Park, and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Rev. Marcin Garbacz presiding.

Interment will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to Westhills Village Health Care expansion.

Family and friends are invited to Westhills Village for a luncheon following the service.

Please visit to leave condolences in the online registration book.

Yellow Earring, Larry 'John Boy'

EAGLE BUTTE - Larry "John Boy" Yellow Earring, 32, Eagle Butte, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte.

An all-night wake began Thursday, Nov. 18, at H.V. Johnston Cultural Center in Eagle Butte.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the cultural center, with the Rev. Norman Blue Coat, Deacon Dora Bruguier and Deacon Violet Good Bear officiating. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery in Lantry.

Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.

Armand W. Franke

BELLE FOURCHE - Funeral Services for Armand W. Franke, 73, of Belle Fourche will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 20th, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche. Pastor Gail Arnold will officiate and burial will follow at Pine Slope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 19th, at the Funeral Home of the Northern Hills, Belle Fourche. Mr. Franke passed away Thursday, November 18th, 2004 at the Belle Fourche Long Term Care Center.

Armand Wayne Franke was born June 29, 1931, in Ethan, SD, to Faye Roosevelt and Ruby Pearl Franke. He grew up in Lake Andes and moved to Belle Fourche in the early 1940's.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1950. During the Korean War he was stationed in Alaska and served as a cook in a medical company assigned to the 196th Infantry.

In 1955 he married Norine Clem in Belle Fourche. Together they ran the Five Mile Supper Club for a short time. He worked as a Manager for Culligan Soft Water for 37 years, and also worked at various jobs throughout the area. He worked as a janitor for both the Hampton Hotel and the Belle Fourche School System, as a short order cook at Bob's Lunch, and also at the U & I Sugar Beet Factory. For many years he also enjoyed moonlighting - repairing lawnmowers and putting in new lawns with his father. After his retirement from Culligan, he worked for Prairie Hills Transit.

He was active in the IOOF lodge, was a member of the museum board, and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

In his retirement his greatest pleasure was enjoying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 49 years, Norine; son Faron Franke; daughters Delphine & Dan Davis, Dallerie & Bill Neff; brother Ron & Sharon Franke; and sister Sherrey & Harlan Cooper; six grandchildren, Danielle Leach; Delrae and Deaver Davis; Grant, Garrett, and Rachelle Neff; two great-grandchildren, Keelee and Keeton Rosales; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tri County Museum or the United Methodist Church.

Marjorie M. Foster

CUSTER - Marjorie M. Foster, 78, of Custer, SD died peacefully November 18, 2004, in her home surrounded by her family. After being diagnosed with cancer Marge chose to let God's will be done.

She was born November 11, 1926, in Adams, MN, to Rudolf A. and Charlotte M. (Meuser) Schmitz. She spent her school years and young adulthood in Austin, MN.

Marge married Francis W. Goslee in Austin, MN, on July 8, 1946. They had nine children and then Marge was widowed. She then fell in love with and married Donald LeMar Foster in Colton, SD, on April 2, 1978. They moved to Custer, SD, in 1979.

Marge had many jobs in her lifetime. She worked at St. Martin's Catholic School and then at the office of Dr.'s Robert and David Buchanan in Huron, SD. After moving to Custer she first owned her own Gift Gallery, then she worked for Dr. Tony Lammers. She also managed a gift shop and ended her work history with Bradeen Real Estate and Auction.

As for the things she loved to do, the most important was to play, sing and dance with her children and grandchildren. She loved sewing, quilting, and painting, walking in the woods, bird watching and listening to music, reading and cooking. Marge always belonged to Church groups and women's clubs. Most recently she was involved in organizing many gatherings at the Custer Lutheran Fellowship and loved spending time with the gals in the XYZ Club and Do Nothing Club.

Survivors include her loving husband Don Foster of Custer, SD; nine devoted children: Anthony L. (Kathryn) Goslee of St. Louis, MO; Mary Brigh (Larry) Linderman of Lake Villa, IL; Jane Frances (Gregg) Porter of Portland, OR; Ruth Ann (Paul) Anderson of Wentworth, SD; Susan Kay (John) Graham of Madison, SD; John C. (Patti) Goslee of Palmer, AK; Jo Ellen (Robert) Gottstein of Anchorage, AK; Elaine Marie (Kent) Bales of Huron, SD; Martha Jean (Don) Jaramillo of Alliance, NE. Marge adored all 31 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She loved her sister Helen (Kenny) Heise of Austin, MN and brother Charles (Dorothy) Schmitz of Paulies Island, SC.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2004 at the Custer Lutheran Fellowship in Custer with Pastor David VanKley, Pastor Arley Fadness and Pastor Richard Foster officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Home Health Care/ Hospice of the Southern Hills in Custer.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Custer.

Bonnie Marie Sigler

STURGIS - Bonnie Marie Sigler, 73, Sturgis, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Sturgis Community Health Care Center.

Survivors include three daughters, Peg Kinney and Patty Barff, both of Sturgis, and Pam Riggs, Miles City, Mont.; one son, Pat Sigler, Sturgis; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Paulsen, Ortonville, Minn.; and one brother, Richard Trebil.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Right to Life, Rosary Club and the St. Francis CCD program.

More information is available at

John K. Beegle

RAPID CITY - John K. Beegle, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, after suffering a heart attack on the Meadowbrook Golf Course. John loved golf and won several trophies during his lifetime.

John was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Omaha, NE. He served in the Army Air Force from 1944 to 1946. After his discharge he worked for the AT&T Company, but soon found his real niche in the insurance business. John retired just a few years ago after a successful career spanning 51 years with Northwestern Mutual Life in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. He was awarded the honor of Chartered Life Underwriter (C.L.U.) in 1966 by the American College of Life Underwriters.

Besides being an avid golfer, John participated in shooting sports, hunting, fishing and travel throughout the West. He loved the outdoors, especially the Black Hills. John was a member of several community service and outdoor organizations, and a Life Member of Rapid City Elks Lodge 1187.

John is survived by his loving wife, Anna Beegle, daughters Vicki Brotzel, Blaine, MN, Pam Lewis, Gillette, WY, and stepchildren Selma (Jim) Bennett, Mazomanie, WI, Deniz and husband Jeff Blankenfeld, Aurora, SD, Jim and Gloria Williams, Escondido, CA, Joe Williams, Mora, MN, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Friday, November 19 at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home followed by a service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Preston Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273. A memorial for RC Youth Golf has been established by John's family.

Please visit to leave condolences in the online registry book.

David Decker

YANKTON - David Decker, 90, Yankton, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Decker, Yankton; four children, Teri Parlet, Rapid City, Steven Decker, Midland, Richard "Ric" Decker, Pierre, and Jane Hornstra, Sinclair, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Harvey Decker, Omaha, Neb.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST today at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. by St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 1 A.F. & A.M.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Yankton, with the Rev. Dean Trapp officiating. Inurnment will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview, Neb.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 207 W. 11th St., Yankton, SD 57078.

James T. Hamak

DEADWOOD - James T. Hamak, 62, Deadwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home, Lead-Deadwood Funeral Chapel.

B. Edward (Eddie) Cain

SPEARFISH - B. Edward (Eddie) Cain, 90, of Spearfish, died November 12, 2004, at Serenity Corner Assisted Living in Spearfish.

Eddie was born March 31, 1914, in Reedsburg, WI, to Bernard and Blanche Cain. The family moved to Broadus, MT, when he was a young child and moved later to Miles City, MT. He was graduated from Miles City High School and then began his career in the retail field.

Eddie married Ruth Hummel July 20, 1942, in Miles City. They moved to Spearfish in March 1946 when he accepted the management position of the JC Penney store.

Eddie spent many hours as a volunteer in the community as well as in service organizations. He had special interests in history, geology, gardening, traveling and governmental affairs. Through the Friends of Grace Balloch Memorial Library, he was instrumental in establishing the Queen City Literacy Council on September 8, 1988.

National Literacy Day, as his love for books was so great and his desire for every person to be able to read. He was very active in the Spearfish Senior Center after retirement in 1974. He enjoyed hosting summer A.F.S. students and being a super in the Black Hills Passion Play. He was awarded "Spirit of Spearfish" in 1988.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Ruth, a niece and husband, Doreen and Frank Deteweiler, nephew and wife, Steve and Roni Melago and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Eddie was appreciative of the caregivers and the residents at Serenity Corner.

By his wishes, the body has been donated to USD School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Friends of Grace Balloch Memorial Library or to the Spearfish Senior Center.

The Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish has been entrusted with the arrangements. You may sign the guest book for Eddie at

James A. Dunworth

PIEDMONT - James A. Dunworth, 68, Piedmont, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

Survivors include his wife, Berdell Dunworth, Piedmont; three sons, Allen Dunworth, Culbertson, Neb., Bill Caldwell, Piedmont, and David Dunworth, Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Kristi Caldwell, Rapid City, and Dee Doyle, Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, Jack Dunworth, Spearville, Kan.; one sister, Mary Baughman, Mentor, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home, with Dale Bartscher officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273.

A memorial has been established for Cornerstone Rescue Mission.

KimLe Holloway

GILLETTE, Wyo. - KimLe Holloway, 40, Gillette, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at her home.

Survivors include her father, Lewis Holloway, Orange, Calif., and two brothers, Kirk Holloway, Denver, and Eric Holloway, Phoenix.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.

A memorial has been established for the Campbell County Burial Fund. Donations and condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or on the Internet at

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