Obituaries for November 2

2006-11-01T23:00:00Z Obituaries for November 2 Rapid City Journal
November 01, 2006 11:00 pm

Howard Francis Hirz

FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Howard Francis Hirz, 84, died October 31, 2006, at W.F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette. He was born on a prairie ranch outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, April 1, 1922. He served in the US Army during World War II, Korea and the Berlin Crises. He retired from the National Guard in 1972 after 27 years of service. He was employed by Riviera Utilities in Fairhope as a line foreman and was a department superintendent at the Grand Hotel. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Hayes Hirz, his daughter Kathy (Gary) Moore of Fairhope and sons Frederick Hirz of Pasadena, Ca., and Michael (Diane) Jewell of Safety Harbor, Fl. Four grandchildren: Taylor Moore of Fairhope, Todd (Toni) Jewell of Dallas, Jill Fiala of Montgomery and Wendy Jewell of Knoxville. Six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters: Evelyn Bruhn of Foley, Geraldine (Jim) Holloway and Alegria (Charlie) Holloway of Fairhope.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and funeral services at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, both at Wolfe Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope with interment at Pine Rest Memorial Park in Foley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church of Fairhope, 300 S. Section St., 36532 or the Society for PSP, Executive Plaza III, Suite 906, 11350 McCormich Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, 19689 Greeno Rd., Fairhope, Al.

Halle Hardesty

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Halle Hardesty, 1, Gillette, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.

Survivors include her parents, Jamie and Stacey Hardesty, Gillette; her maternal grandparents, Neil and Joyce West, Wright; her paternal grandparents, Jim and Candy Hardesty, Wyarno, and Julie and Terry McCarty, Bethpage, Tenn.; and six great-grandparents.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette, with the Rev. Marty Crump officiating. Burial will be at Wright Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested. Condolences may be mailed in her name in care of the funeral home or sent online to

Tamako A. Grinnell

RAPID CITY - Tamako A. Grinnell, 80, Rapid City, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, in Meade County.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Grinnell, Rapid City; one daughter, Masae Terada, Japan; one brother in Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Little Dog Sr., Fenton

TIMBER LAKE - Fenton Little Dog Sr., 47, Timber Lake and formerly of Little Eagle, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be from 7 p.m. to midnight CST today at Blue Gym in Little Eagle. Family and friends will gather at 5 p.m. today at Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge to follow in procession to the gym.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the gym, with the Rev. Leslie Bobtail Bear, Diana Covey, Rocky White Mountain and the Standing Rock lay readers officiating, and traditional services by Allen Flying By and J.B. Kills Pretty Enemy. Burial will be at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery in Bullhead.

Samuel J. Larson

SPEARFISH - Samuel J. Larson, 61, Spearfish, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.

Survivors include three sisters, Kay Reilly, and Darlene Conditt, both of Belle Fourche, and Sandy Turnwall, Show Low, Ariz., and five brothers, Gene Larson, Henderson, Nev., Jim Larson and Mark Larson, both of Belle Fourche, John Larson, St. Francis, Minn., and Tim Larson, Rapid City.

Visitation will be from

8 a.m. to service time Friday, Nov. 3, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Michael Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.

Bea England

NORMAN, Okla. - Josephine Berniece (Bea) England died on November 1, 2006, at Norman Specialty Hospital, after battling a serious infection for a month. Born Josephine Berniece Levitt on March 6, 1929, Bea spent her youth in Sheffield, Iowa, and Rapid City, SD. In high school she met her future husband of 58 years, George William (Bill) England. Bea and Bill lived for three decades in the Minneapolis area, where they raised their four children and developed lifelong friendships. They moved to Norman, Oklahoma, in 1979 and once again found wonderful new friends. She was an active community volunteer.

Bea is survived by her loving husband, Bill England; sisters Maxine Ham Fritzsche and Marjorie Hood, both of Rapid City, SD; children Paula England of Palo Alto, Mark England-Markun of Seattle, Brad England of Minneapolis, and Julie England of Boise; in-laws Meredith England-Markun, Diane England, and Bill McGlynn; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lynden (Lindy) Levitt.

A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at the First Presbyterian Church of Norman, 555 S. University Avenue, followed by a reception for all in the Alexander Hall at the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Bea's name be sent to one of the charities dear to her heart: Food and Shelter for Friends (100 W. Comanche, Norman 73069) or Assistance League School Bell Program (809 Wall Street, Norman 73069).

Kills Crow Indian-High Hawk, Melody C.

PORCUPINE - Melody C. Kills Crow Indian-High Hawk, 41, Porcupine, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, in Newcastle, Wyo., as a result of an automobile accident.

Survivors include three sons, Trinity Brave Heart, William High Hawk and Julian High Hawk, all of Porcupine; three daughters, Ashley Peltier and Mary High Hawk, both of Porcupine, and Lisa Contreras, Wheatland, Wyo.; her mother, Helen Kills Crow Indian, Porcupine; one brother, Charles Iron Rope, Kyle; and one sister, Gloria High Hawk, New Kensington, Pa.

A two-night wake will begin at noon today at Porcupine CAP Office.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Porcupine CAP Office, with Emerson Spider Jr. and Abraham Tobacco officiating. Burial will be at Native American Church Cemetery in Porcupine.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Price

RAPID CITY - Dorothy Price, 80, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at Mountain View Beverly Care Center in Rapid City.

Survivors include five sons, Russell Price, Tony Price, Dale Price and Bruce Price, all of Rapid City, and John Price, Sturgis; one daughter, Paulette Williams, Rapid City; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Christian wake services will begin at 4 p.m. today at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, with a rosary vigil service at 7 p.m. All-night wake services will follow at Mother Butler Center in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church, with the Rev. Dave Matzko officiating. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

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

Sterling Little

TRIPP - Sterling Little, 61, Tripp, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston.

Arrangements are pending with Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel of Rapid City.

Leonard May

PIERRE - Leonard May, 89, of Pierre, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at St. Mary's TCU.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, November 3, at First United Methodist Church in Pierre. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt.

Leonard was born on September 15, 1917, in McCook County to Guy and Lena (Petmeller) May. He grew up on a farm north of Pierre and attended school at Metor School, graduating from Pierre High in 1935.

Leonard was united in marriage to Lillian Garber on July 28, 1941, in Nebraska. Leonard served in World War 2 for 4-1/2 years. After his return from World War 2 he had the L&M Barber Shop for 40 years.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of the Izaak Walton, Elks and the Moose.

He is survived by one daughter, Vicky Krogstad and her husband Marc of Chamberlain; one grandson, Michael.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and his 5 brothers.

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