Obituaries for Nov. 18

2005-11-17T23:00:00Z Obituaries for Nov. 18 Rapid City Journal
November 17, 2005 11:00 pm

Michael Lynne Dewell

GUTHRIE, Okla. - Michael Lynne Dewell, 49, died on November 7, 2005, at the Oklahoma University Medical Center Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after a severe bout with cancer. Mike was born on August 30, 1956, to Margurite and John Dewell. Mike graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota in 1974.

Sharing his brilliant smile and contagious sense of humor in many parts of the Midwest, Mike settled into Guthrie, Oklahoma where he worked in food service, maintenance, carpentry and plumbing for the past 18 years.

Mike shared his life and is survived by his long time special friend, Linda Mae Edwards and her family: Tom - his children, Trent, Chanel and Sarah, and Elsie - her children, Stephanie and Gavin, and his beloved dog Baby. Mike loved to read and shared his passion with Mae's grandchildren, opening their world to new experiences and opportunities. Mae and her family so loved having Mike as part of their lives.

Mike is also survived by his sons, Steven and Scott, his father, John Dewell, of Pierre, South Dakota, his brother, Ken Dewell and his wife, Kakie, of Rapid City, South Dakota, his sister, Kathy Dewell, his brother, David Dewell, and his wife Stacey, and his sister, Nancy Hannah, and her husband, James. Mike is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Margurite, and his brother, William Dewell, as well as both sets of grandparents.

A memorial service was held in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on Thursday, November 10th and graveside services were held on Monday, November 14th, at the Riverside Cemetery in Pierre, South Dakota with the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. A memorial with the Countryside Hospice, 200 E. Dakota, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 has been established in Mike's name.

Everyone who knew Michael will be forever touched by his presence.

Gilbert N. Jones

FAITH - Gilbert N. Jones, 81, Faith, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, Faith; two sons, Curtis, Black Hawk, and Kim, rural Faith; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Hall, Meadow; and two brothers, Clinton Jones and Ronald Jones, both of Dowling, Mich.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, at Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Church of Christ, Faith, with the Rev. Calvin Chapman officiating. Burial with full military honors will be about 2 p.m. at Chance Cemetery in rural Perkins County.

A memorial has been established.

Daina L. Dunbar

STURGIS - Daina L. Dunbar, 103, Sturgis, died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Sturgis Regional Senior Care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Charley Conger officiating. There will be a private family burial at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Daina was born January 11, 1902, at Fairgrange, IL, to Charles and Emma (Wasson) Higgins. The family lived in North Dakota, Faith, SD, Dupree, SD, and Sturgis. She married Lloyd Dunbar on September 3, 1921, at Dupree, SD. To this union, three children were born: Jeanne, Laura, and Bill. Daina taught for many years in town and country schools.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Jeanne and Steve Shupick, Eagle Butte, SD, Laura M. and Calvin N. Reid, Sturgis, and William Lloyd and Doris Dunbar, Sturgis; one brother and his wife, Bill and Letty Higgins, Mandan, ND; one sister, Clara Hornstra, Tyndall, SD; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two infant children, two sisters, and one sister-in-law.

A memorial has been established. Cards may be sent to Kinkade Funeral Chapel, 1235 Junction Ave., Sturgis, SD 57785.

Helen E. Westaby

RAPID CITY - Helen E. Westaby, 84, Rapid City, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Ann Erickson, St. Cloud, Minn., Kay Reinartz, Sioux Falls, and Robin Mutschelknaus, Black Hawk; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Johnson, Platte; and one brother, Mayo Neilson, Lake Preston.

Arrangements are pending with Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City.

James J. Norton

RAPID CITY - James J. Norton of Westhills Village, Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Husband of the late Katharine Martens a Pierre, South Dakota, native he is survived by his sister Jeannette Bartram and husband Maynard, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, brother Philander and wife Betty, of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Elmira, New York, on May 1, 1918, and spent his early years in Port Washington, New York, being educated in Port Washington public schools, then Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, and Princeton University Phi Beta Kappa. Advanced education was received at Northwestern and a Ph.D. at Columbia.

Jim became a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1942 to work on deposits of minerals that were in short supply for wartime needs. In 1943, the sheet mica program brought him to Custer. He was a Lt.jg. in the Second World War, serving on LCI 46 in the South Pacific; he earned several decorations and three battle stars and felt that those years taught him many leadership and intellectual skills. He was married in 1946 and lived in Custer. His continuing work with The Survey led to work on beryllium resources, when a need to learn about their availability caused the Atomic Energy Commission to fund a nationwide effort. Transfer followed to Washington in 1950 at the time of the Korean War to work on a revised minerals program, then to Denver in 1953 with summers in the Black Hills to research its geology. He moved to Chevy Chase for several years doing scientific work for the government, and in 1967 mapped the geology of Mt. Rushmore and selected the site of the water well still in use there today.

Jim worked for four months as advisor to the Chilean Government on non-metallic minerals, and then, still with the U.S. Geological Survey, in 1969 was sent as Chief of Program to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, funded by the Saudis, living in a large colony of Americans and Europeans, families included. His work kept him and Kay there for close to four years. They availed themselves of a vast number of travel opportunities while in these countries. Upon return he worked more on Black Hills geology, finally in Denver, until retirement brought him and Kay to Rapid City. Fourteen happy years were spent in a cabin in the Hills, south of Canyon Lake and their home on Wonderland Drive. Katharine died in February 2001 after they moved to Westhills Village.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home with Rev. Preston Brown officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Geology/Geological Engineering Scholarship Fund at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Foundation, Rapid City.

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

Judy Crain

HARROLD - Judy Crain, 47, Harrold, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.

Survivors include her father, Oscar Hoffman, Harrold; her husband, John Crain, Harrold; two daughters, Catanna Mitchell, Ree Heights, and Christina Crain, Harrold; one son, William Crain, Harrold; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Luze Funeral Home in Highmore.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Harrold Auditorium with the Rev. Brian Lemcke officiating. Burial will be at Medicine Hill Cemetery in Harrold.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Sr., Theodore E.

NORFOLK, Neb. - Theodore E. Randall Sr., 63, Norfolk, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, in Stanton.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Randall, Norfolk; nine sons, Rodney Randall, Wanblee, S.D., Theodore Randall Jr., Lincoln, and Philip Randall, Cody Randall, Arlen Mesteth, Myron Mesteth, Myrle Mesteth, Mike Mesteth and Howard Mesteth, all of Norfolk; four daughters, Kathleen Randall, Melinda Mesteth and Sheila Mesteth, all of Norfolk, and Christine Randall, Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Lawrence Randall, Wanblee, and Terry Randall Sr., Sunnyville, Calif.; one sister, Great "Cathy" Schmidt, Englewood, Ohio; 56 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A one-night wake will begin at noon Sunday, Nov. 20, at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the school, with John Around Him officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, S.D., is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Mae DuBray-Hercher

RAPID CITY - Edna Mae DuBray-Hercher, 100, Rapid City, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at her great-granddaughter's home.

Survivors include one brother, Kenneth DuBray, Pine Ridge; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Van Epps, Walter

WINNER - Walter Van Epps, 90, Winner, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Winner Regional Healthcare Center Nursing Home.

Survivors include his wife, Alvina, Winner; one son, Dan, Carlsbad, Calif.; one daughter, Kimberly McCready, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Juanita Smith, Roseville, Calif., and Winona Hood, Cottonwood, Idaho; and 15 stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST Sunday, Nov. 20, at Mason Funeral Home in Winner.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial will be at Winner Cemetery.

Ernest F. Hron

RAPID CITY - Ernest F. Hron, 86, Rapid City, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at a Rapid City nursing home.

Survivors include one sister, Eleanor Muhmel, Rapid City.

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

Dorothy Jane Burdick

RAPID CITY - Dorothy Jane Burdick, 85, of Rapid City, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Dorothy was born February 23, 1920, in Lemmon, SD, to Leo and Ellen "Nellie" Ginther. She attended Lemmon High School, graduating in 1937. She married Glenn Burdick on September 9, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dorothy lived in Lemmon, SD, until the family moved to Rapid City in 1960.

Dorothy was an active, long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Altar Society at OLPH Cathedral in Rapid City. Her life's work was raising her family and caring for grandchildren when needed.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Glenn, her sister, Mary Helen Lundahl, and her children, Michael, David, Paul, John, Mary Margaret, Ann, Janet, and Elizabeth. In addition, she leaves 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert, and her brothers, George and Peter Ginther, and her sisters, Maxine Stowell and Ross Donicci.

Visitation will be at Kirk Funeral Home, on Friday, November 18, 2005, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a Wake Service and Rosary to follow at 7:00.

Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Cathedral, on Saturday, November 19, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Michel Mulloy presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Friends may sign Dorothy's guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.

Delbert L. Amiotte

RAPID CITY - Delbert L. Amiotte, 80, Rapid City, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at a local health care facility.

Survivors include his wife, Elfrieda Amiotte, Rapid City; three children, Patty Conroy, Batesland, Mike Amiotte Sr., Tucson, Ariz., and Robert Lieberman, Arizona; two sisters, Ernabelle Skye and Darlene McLaughlin, both of Pine Ridge; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Joann Conroy officiating.

Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite Moore

RAPID CITY - Marguerite Moore, 93, passed away at her home at Holiday Hills on November 13, 2005. Mrs. Moore was born in Lead, SD, on August 24, 1912, the daughter of John and Cora (Schwem) Wagner. She was a graduate of Lead High School, where she participated in many musical activities, including theater orchestra, string quartet, and Lead symphony orchestra. While in high school, she met Art Moore, who was also a musician. They were married on July 19, 1936. Art preceded her in death on March 10, 1996.

Marguerite was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #18 and was Worthy Matron in 1953. She was past treasurer of the Lead Women's Club and also belonged to the Lead Women's Chorus and the Christ Episcopal Church Choir. She was employed as a librarian at the Homestake Library for many years before moving to Rapid City.

Of her many accomplishments, she was especially known for her beautiful, crocheted afghans. She was also an excellent cook and won a blue ribbon at the Pennington County Fair for her chocolate cinnamon rolls. For several years, she was an active supporter of Wellspring in Rapid City; she collected Christmas gifts and planned Christmas parties for the children. She was very active in helping her husband with the Shriners' activities that support their many children's hospitals. She and her husband also loved to golf.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lois Moore of Rapid City; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Chuck Landguth of Knoxville, TN; five grandchildren and their spouses: Adam and Lisa Moore, Hopkins, MN; Sharlissa Moore, Silver Spring, MD; David Landguth, Knoxville, TN; Michael and Page Landguth, Chattanooga, TN; Katherine Landguth Bish and Jerry, Mt. Airy, MD; and six great- grandchildren: Jessica Bish Rogers, Mt. Airy, MD; Sandra Bish, Mt. Airy, MD; Dillon and Drew Landguth, Knoxville, TN; Ashley and Jennifer Laudguth, Chattanooga, TN; and one great-great-grandchild: Jonathan Rogers, Mt. Airy, MD.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, Art, was her brother, Robert Wagner.

Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2005, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2005, at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark Street, Rapid City with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Friends may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.osheimcatron.com.

Susan D. Trevino

RAPID CITY - Susan D. Trevino, 61, Rapid City, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, on Wed., Nov. 16, 2005, after a two year battle with cancer. Sue was born in Missoula, MT, on May 5, 1944, to Wilbur and Esther (Fletcher) Talbott. Sue spent her childhood years in Montana, Washington, Hawaii and Illinois. In 1964, Sue married Leonard V. Anderson in IL. In 1979, she married her soul mate, Edward Q. Trevino, in Rapid City, SD. During her years in Rapid City, Sue was employed at Mileage Plus, Security Transfer, Rapid Delivery and Rapid City school system. Sue was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for approximately 25 years and once served as a Fire Fighter for the Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Dept.

Sue is survived by her husband of 26 years, Edward Q. Trevino, Rapid City; her children, Rebecca (Mike) Dixon, Cape Coral, FL; Colleen (Robert) Parker, Brookline, NH; L. Paul (Jennie) Anderson, Custer, SD; Jennifer (Lynn) Sorensen, Dammeron Valley, UT; Julie (Roy) Rasmussen, Kansas City, MO; Radel Delrina Trevino, Chicago, IL; David (Vicky) Anderson, Rapid City, SD; Jennifer Trevino, Rapid City, SD; two brothers, Edward (Irene) Bridges, San Marcos, CA; and David Talbott, Livermore, CA; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sun. Nov. 20, 2005, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel in Rapid City. Funeral Services will be held on Mon. Nov. 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Leo Schrubb officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Keystone.

Robert N. Beals

BELLE FOURCHE - Robert N. Beals, 82, Belle Fourche, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Beals, Belle Fourche; one son, Eric Beals, Belle Fourche; two daughters, Adrienne Hukins, Belle Fourche, and Robin Wilkins, Denver; and one sister, Ruth Beals, Belle Fourche.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Paul Howard officiating. Inurnment will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to United Methodist Church.

Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com.

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