Obituaries for Nov. 27

2002-11-26T23:00:00Z Obituaries for Nov. 27 Rapid City Journal
November 26, 2002 11:00 pm

George P. Bradford

HOBBS, N.M. - George P. Bradford, 77, Hobbs, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Hobbs.

Survivors include one sister, Alberta Sprinkles, Santa Clara, Calif.; and three brothers, Tom Bradford, Carlsbad, Jim Bradford, Pine Ridge, S.D., and Bud Bradford, Rapid City.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette, Wyo., followed by graveside services at 11 a.m. at Mount Pisgah in Gillette.

Emil Mahlke Jr.

STURGIS - Emil Mahlke Jr., 74, Sturgis, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mahlke, Sturgis; five sons, Jeffery Mahlke, Frederick, Rodney Mahlke, Spokane, Wash., Thomas Mahlke, Leola, and John Mahlke and Jim Mahlke, both of Fargo, N.D.; three daughters, Pam Berdahl, Denver, Colo., Michele Hancock, Minot, N.D., and LeAnn Rolette, North Dakota; four stepdaughters, Michele Dissette, Willow City, N.D., Paulette Satterthwaite, Warren, Ind., Tammi Lamb, Casper, Wyo., and LaDonna; one brother, Larry Mahlke, Jamestown, N.D.; and three sisters, Henrietta, Seattle, Darlene, Harbor, Calif., and Carole, Albuquerque, N.M., 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday, Nov. 29, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard.

Herbert L. 'Herb' Paddock

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Herbert L. "Herb" Paddock, 52, Lafayette, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Paddock, Lafayette; two sons, Ethan Paddock, Boulder, and Adam Paddock, Dallas; one daughter, Taylor Paddock, Louisville; his mother, Mary Ann Paddock, Phoenix; two brothers, Roger Paddock, Honolulu, and Barry Paddock, Lafayette; one sister, Laurie Monette, Branson, Mo.; and one granddaughter.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Willert residence in Lafayette.

Memorials may be sent to Boulder Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 9019, Boulder, CO 80301.

Osheim-Catron Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

James W. Burley

HOT SPRINGS - James W. Burley, 68, Hot Springs, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Pierre.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Burley III, Hot Springs, and Rod Burley, Pierre; two stepsons, Jim Sattler, Rapid City, and Mike Sattler, Sioux Falls; one daughter, Lisa Burley, Pierre; one brother, Bill Burley, Rapid City; two sisters, Peggy Fast, Onida, and Betty Platt, Medicine Lodge, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren.

A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. CST today at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre. Visitation will be one hour before services.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs.

A Christian Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the church, with the Rev. Peter Kovarik officiating.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Elizabeth Meirose

WHITEWOOD - Alice Elizabeth Meirose, 74, Whitewood, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Sturgis.

Survivors include her husband, Jerome Meirose, Whitewood; eight children, Lawrence Meirose, Newell, Gary Meirose, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., Kathy Pearce, Cape Coral, Fla., Rita Bee, Belle Fourche, Joan Lutcy, Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Flesner, Sturgis, Pat Fischer, Sturgis, and Anne Meirose, Seattle; one brother, Hubert Rothluebber, West Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Francis Rothluebber, Idyllwild, Calif., Agnes Noecker, Crofton, Neb., Alvina Meirose, Sturgis, and Anna Roe, Monteca, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-granchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis, with the Rev. Arnold Kari officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Jane Caldwell Flores

LAFAYETTE, La. - Jane Caldwell Flores, 71, Lafayette, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, William Flores, Lafayette; one daughter, Catherine Flores, Boston; three sons, William Flores Jr., Lafayette, James Flores, Houston, and John Flores, Destin, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ann Naasz, Rapid City, and Nancy Hollenbeck, Mesa, Ariz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, with the Rev. R. Rhodes Stipp officiating. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Acadiana Arts Council of Lafayette or LSU Museum of Arts, Memorial Tower, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Adolph Slama

TYNDALL - Adolph Slama, 91, Tyndall, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall.

Survivors include one son, David Slama, and one daughter, Connie Slama, both of Rapid City.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel in Tyndall, and for one hour before services at the church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Tyndall Presbyterian Church.

Burial will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Rapid City at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

David 'Gregg' Roll

CHADRON, Neb. - David "Gregg" Roll, 81, Chadron, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at home.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Roll, Chadron; two daughters, Susan Roll, Del Mar, Calif., and Nancy Roll, Bridgeport, Neb.; one brother, Donald McGill, Lummi Island, Wash.; and one sister, Helen Miller, New Underwood, S.D.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, with the Rev. Chris Lenning officiating.

Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorials may be given to Chadron Hospice.

Frank Villarreal Sr.

MANDERSON - Frank Villarreal Sr., 65, Manderson, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, in Rapid City.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Villarreal, Manderson; seven daughters, Yolanda Villarreal, Oneida, N.Y., Tamara Villarreal, Patricia Villarreal and Lucy Seda, all of Rapid City, Frances Villarreal-Gibbons, Rosalinda Villarreal, and Jovita Seda, all of Manderson; one adopted daughter, Lisa Ladeaux-Looks Twice, Manderson; three sons, George Villarreal, Rapid City, Leo Villarreal and Rico Seda, both of Alliance, Neb.; two stepsons, Efren Gonzales and Sylvester Gonzales, both of Idaho; two brothers, Pete Villarreal, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ramon Villarreal, Abilene, Texas; three sisters, Lupe Chacon and Juanita Deleon, both of Abilene, and Rita Rodgriguez, Fort Worth; 46 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A two-night wake begins at 2 p.m. today at Wounded Knee District School in Manderson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Wounded Knee District School, with the Rev. Bill Pauly officiating.

Burial will be at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Manderson.

Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Charles Peterson

WANBLEE - Richard Charles Peterson, 60, Wanblee, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at his ranch southwest of Wanblee.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Peterson, Wanblee; two sons, Tracy Peterson, Central City, Neb., and Troy Peterson, Interior; one daughter, Phyllis DuCharme, Baker, Mont.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Dietrich, Whitewood, and Marcia Kellow, Anchorage, Alaska.

Arrangements are pending with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Ronald Eugene Warns

ALADDIN, Wyo. - Ronald Eugene Warns, 63, Aladdin, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at his home in the loving arms of his wife Mary Anne, while surrounded by family, after complications suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He had undergone treatment since November of 2001.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Fidler Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.

Rosary-Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Fr. Matt Fallgren officiating.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Fr. Matt Fallgren, officiating.

A Memorial has been established.

Ron was born August 6, 1939, in Gilman, Wis., the son of Joseph and Louise Warns.

On June 24, 1989, Ron married Mary Anne Krhovsky at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Owosso, Mich. Ron began his career with Northwest Airlines in 1967 and retired from Northwest as a 727 Captain in 1994. He and his wife Mary Anne moved to Sundance in 1989, where they made their home on the Flying W Ranch, raising cutting horses. They moved to Aladdin in October of this year.

Ron was a member of the National Cutting Horse Assn., American Quarter Horse Assn., Black Hills Cowboy Mounted Shooters, Airline Pilots Assn., National Riffle Assn., Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Confederate Air Force, Northwest Airlines Ski Team, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

An avid outdoorsman and horseman, Ron enjoyed hunting, skiing, fishing, and horse activities, involving cutting horse competitions, cattle drives and cowboy mounted shooting. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, his talent with accents and his ability to always tell a good joke and put a smile on everyone's face.

Those grateful to have shared in Ron's life are his beloved wife Mary Anne Warns, Aladdin; beloved sons Greg (Tracey) Warns, Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Mathew (Denise) Warns, Waterloo, Iowa; his sisters Connie Cleveland, Oconomowoc, Wis., Cathy (Ed) Ernst, Elgin, Ill., and Elaine (Tom) Spees, Rothchild, Wis.; his brothers Doug Stelzel, Dorchester, Wis., Gene Stelzel, Greenbay, Wis., Brian (Carrie) Stelzel, Rhinelander, Wis., and Don (Jolene) Bollerman, Waupaca, Wis. He is also survived by his mother Louise Stelzel, Elgin; mother-in-law Susan Krhovsky, Corunna, Mich.; 18 nieces and nephews; one great-nephew; four Godchildren; eight brothers and sister-in-laws; along with numerous cousins and several very close friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his father Joseph Warns.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Fidler Funeral Chapel, Spearfish.

Florence Bauer

RAPID CITY - Florence Bauer, 94, Rapid City, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at a local nursing home.

Survivors include two sons, Ben Bauer, Rapid City, and Walt Bauer, Ansonia, Conn.; two daughters, Roberta Freeman, Sturgis, and Doris Ward, Rapid City; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Irvin Fields and the Rev. Mark Bauer officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood.

A memorial has been established.

Gene 'Harvey' Hamm

HILL CITY - Gene Hamm, 73, Hill City, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 22, 1929, to Claud and Matilda (Berger) Hamm. He attended school in Rapid City and graduated from Rapid City High School in 1948.

On Nov. 22, 1949, he married Mildred Coffield. The couple resided near Hill City. Gene owned and operated Hamm Well Drilling and together with his wife, owned and operated the Gambles Store in Hill City for many years.

Gene had been a member of the Hill City Council, Hill City Chamber of Commerce, Hill City Rotary, and a volunteer firefighter, serving the Hill City community.

Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing and family activities.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hamm, Hill City; two daughters, Gwen Shellito, Tolstoy, and Nancy Yargus, Port Orchard, Wash.; one son, Doug Hamm, Hill City; two brothers, Warren Hamm, Rockport, Texas, and Robert Hamm, Rapid City; three sisters, Alice Leberknight, Janis Wickard, and Lourine Winkowitsch, all of Rapid City; 11 grandchildren; and many other close family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Glen.

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

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at The Little White Church in Hill City, with the Rev. Dwayne Snell officiating. Burial will be at Hill City Cemetery.

Margaret G. Pettus

RAPID CITY - Margaret G. Pettus, 82, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Edward W. Pettus, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Robert A. Pettus, Rogers, Ark.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Elizabeth Meyer, Rapid City.

Graveside services and inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. There will be no visitation, and family and friends may meet at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

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