Charlotte Melissa Wallingford

MARTIN - Charlotte Wallingford, 85, passed away peacefully at Rapid City Regional Hospital with family and friends by her side on August 30, 2007.

Charlotte Ford Wallingford was born the second child of Charles E. Ford and Carla Webster Ford on September 26, 1921 at Big Springs, NE. The family moved to "The Dakotas" by wagon when the land was open for settlement. She and her sister, Marian, spent two years on Bear Creek, north of Martin, SD. Part of her grade school years were spent in Maine, the former home of her mother. She returned to Bennett County, graduating from Bennett County High School, Class of 1940.

As a young girl, Charlotte enjoyed roller skating, dancing, horseback ridding, and art. Charlotte's mother, Clara Ford, was a legendary schoolteacher and Charlotte followed in her mother's footsteps, attending college at Springfield, SD, Aberdeen, SD and Chadron, NE. Charlotte taught several grades as well as teaching Special Ed in Bennett County (Martin).

She especially enjoyed the challenges and the rewards of working in the education process. A highlight of her career was being selected by SDEA as Teacher of the Year.

Charlotte was a long time member of Martin Chapter #171 of Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #240, and Tuthill Presbyterian Church.

On December 26, 1941, Charlotte married James Edward Wallingford in Gordon, NE. They were the proud parents of 5 children: Lottie, Billee, Clarice Pearl, James Riley, and Roger.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Clara Ford, an infant brother, Charles Webster Ford, her husband, Eddie, and a daughter, Clarice Pearl.

She is survived by two daughters, Lottie Edwine' and Billee Schaible (husband, Scott), two sons, Riley Wallingford and Roger Wallingford, all of Rapid City, SD, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, a younger sister, Marian M. Erion, of Ashland, NE, as well as numerous treasured nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, September 4th from 6 PM to 8 PM with family present at Bennett County Funeral Home 211 Main Street, Martin, SD.

Services will be held at the new American Legion in Martin, SD on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 10 AM. Burial will be at the Tuthill Community Cemetery, Tuthill, SD.

Memorial funds to be directed to American Legion Post #240 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #240 to fund Boy's and Girl's state participants from Bennett County High School, Martin, SD.

Bennett County Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

David T. Grusing

RAPID CITY - David T. Grusing, 74, Rapid City, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Long Term Care Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Grusing; one daughter, Michelle Chamberlain; and two sons, Mark Grusing and Eric Grusing.

Arrangements are pending with Black Hills Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Ronald W. Madsen

RAPID CITY - Ronald W. Madsen, 57, Rapid City, died at his residence.

He was born Sept. 21, 1949 at New Underwood, the son of Eugene K. & Catherine (McCoy) Madsen. He grew up and graduated from high school at New Underwood. Following high school graduation Ronald served in the U S Army from Sept. of 1969 until August of 1971. During that time he served in Germany. Following military service he returned to New Underwood. He was employed in a number of jobs in the Rapid City area and at the time of his death he was employed by the Nash-Finch Co.

Survivors include two brothers, Russel J. Madsen, and his wife Judy, New Underwood, and Jon Madsen and his wife Irene, New Underwood, four sisters, Roberta Donorovich, Las Vegas, Nevada, Carolyn Cleveringa and her husband Delvin, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Colleen Moden and her husband Gary, Helena, MT, and Michaela Dodson and her husband Steve, New Underwood, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ronald is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ben Donorovich.

Christian Wake services will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at St. John the Evangelist Church in New Underwood with Rev. William Zandri presiding.

Interment, with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 Honor Guard, will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the "Adopt-A-Seminarian" program.

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Hazel Bowman Howe

NEW UNDERWOOD - Hazel Bowman Howe, 91, New Underwood, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the New Underwood nursing home.

Survivors include one daughter, Marva Hicks, Martin, eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Marvin, preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Katharine's Episcopal Church in Martin, with the Rev. Craig West officiating. Burial will take place at Martin Community Cemetery.

David Eagle

CANNONBALL, N.D. - David Eagle, 28, Cannonball, died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Cannonball due to injuries from an auto accident.

An all-night wake will begin at 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 7, at the A.J. Agard Memorial Building in Fort Yates.

Services will be at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the building, with the Rev. Lindsay Dwarf officiating. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Wakpala, S.D.

Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge, S.D., is handling the arrangements.

Jude Good Buffalo

OGLALA - Jude Good Buffalo, 16 months, Oglala, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Jane Hobbs

CARMICHAEL, Calif. - Jane Hobbs, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, teacher and long-time friend to many, died August 19, 2007 at age 80 in Carmichael CA and will be greatly missed by all.

Born May 23, 1927 in Lemmon, South Dakota, Jane was the youngest child of Eva and Marion Fuller. As a child during the depression, she traveled extensively in the South Dakota area with her parents as they built roads for the WPA and gained and never lost her interest in new places or her ability to make instant friends for life.

Graduating from High School in Spearfish SD she started her first teaching job at a one room school house near Bison SD. She later went on to get a masters degree in Business Education and to teach at Black Hills State College and at high schools in Douglas WY, Spearfish and Belle Fourche, SD and East Union in Manteca CA for 30 years.

Jane married Alden Hobbs in March, 1947 and had four daughters Shirley Jane, Ruth Marie, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) and Patricia Jo. As a home maker for eight years before going back to college, she canned her own vegetables, baked her own bread and made most of the clothes for herself and her girls. Jane and Alden divorced in 1969 while she was teaching in Manteca.

Willing to tackle any activity, among many other things Jane learned to fly a small airplane; personally built an addition to and remodeled her house in Stockton CA; sewed designer wedding dresses for Patricia and Elizabeth, built a bed with bookcases and drawers for Ruth; helped construct a two story dome house in the Black Hills; and built a canoe. After she broke both her arms hiking in Arizona her rehab was to build a 15 x 10 foot wooden shed using hand tools. She traveled in Europe and Mexico and as a lover of the outdoors; she went wilderness camping in Alaska with Shirley, backpacking in California with family and friends, and fishing and day hiking wherever she traveled.

While teaching in California, Jane began traveling around the United States in her Chinook camper. And after retiring in 1987, she bought a huge truck and fifth-wheel and continued this journey for over nine years, alone and with her grandchildren. She settled as a "snow bird" wintering in Roosevelt Arizona and summering in the Black Hills outside Custer South Dakota. During these years she revived her interest in art - creating masterpiece cross stitch pictures and intricate Christmas stockings for each of her family members. Other favorite pass times included spending time with family and friends visiting and playing cards, scrabble, dominos and UNO.

Jane is survived by her daughters Patricia (Jim) Schroeder, Ruth Hobbs, Elizabeth (Robert) Varin and Shirley Hobbs; her sister Mary Randall; her brother John Fuller; grandchildren Mary Elizabeth Hobbs, Alison (Dan) Trombley, Brian (Andrea) Parker, Li Jane (James) Brunner, Darin (Mitsue) Dahlinger, and Jeff Dahlinger; great grandchildren Jessika, Cathleen, Aaron, Asher, Brennen, Alden, Alex, Emmet and Sougo; multiple layers of cousins, nieces, nephews; "adopted" family members; and many friends and students who loved her well. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Edward Fuller.

No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Lodi Funeral Home, Lodi California is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harold J. Holy Rock-Dooley Jr.

OGLALA - Harold J. Holy Rock-Dooley Jr., stillborn infant, Oglala, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

Victoria Black Bear

WANBLEE - Victoria Black Bear, 81, Wanblee, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Julia Pederson

VOLGA - Our mom and best friend went to heaven on Saturday, September 1, 2007 with all her family and a caring staff at Brookview Manor by her side. Her suffering from the progression and complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is over.

Julia was born December 31, 1933 to Philip and Ruby Pearl (Schaap) Sonen on the Sonen farm in Moody County. She married Milton Pederson on August 26, 1952 at Pipestone, Minnesota. They farmed in Lake and Brookings Counties until Milt passed away in 2004.

Grateful for having shared her life and wisdom are her six children, Kathy (Bob) Cheatham of Mesa, AZ, Susan (Ken) Beckley of Brookings, Doug (Julie) Pederson of Volga, Joan (Bruce) Rottum of Rapid City, Betsy (Roger) Beckley of Lennox and Dave (Jody) Pederson of Volga; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Phil (Nyla) Sonen of Madison; one sister, Brenda (Laurence) Roberts of Sioux Falls; her mother-in-law, Olga Pederson of Brookings; special friends, Janelle Lengkeek and Sheila Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Milton, her parents and her sister, Janet Hockhausen.

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Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, Grace Lutheran Church, Nunda, SD, Rev. Gary Lissie, Officiating.

Visitation: 4 PM until 7 PM, Tuesday, Rude's Funeral Home, Brookings, SD. Prayer Service: 6:30 PM, Tuesday, Rude's Funeral Home. Interment: Prairie Queen Cemetery, Nunda, South Dakota.

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Vincent Hausmann

BONESTEEL - Vincent Hausmann, 84, Bonesteel, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Burke.

A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bonesteel.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Clausen Funeral Home in Burke is handling the arrangements. A complete obituary may be viewed at">

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