Obituaries for Thursday, August 27

2009-08-26T23:00:00Z Obituaries for Thursday, August 27 Rapid City Journal
August 26, 2009 11:00 pm

Noreen Petty

HOT SPRINGS - Noreen Petty, 69, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Omaha, Neb.

Services are pending with McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs.

Beverly Wooten

ALVA, Wyo. - Beverly Wooten, 61, Alva, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Crook County Hospital in Sundance.

Survivors include a daughter, Chelle Bears; and three sons, Scott Deutsch, Kevin French and Shawn French.

Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance.

Lyla Schroll

DENVER - Lyla Schroll, 59, Denver, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, in Denver.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Larsen, Milford, Utah; a sister, Sherry Murner, Rapid City, S.D.; and five grandchildren.

At her request, there will be no services.

Memorials may be directed to Denver's Dumb Friends League (Animal Welfare) c/o Jennifer Larsen, PO Box 334, Milford, UT 84751.

Jason Boyd Wilcox

WANBLEE - Jason Boyd Wilcox, 38, Wanblee, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, near Wanblee.

A two-night wake will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the school, with the Rev. Craig West and Richard and Carol Lee officiating and traditional services by Rienzol Last Horse. Burial will be at Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee.

Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge is handling the arrangements.

John Joseph 'J.J.' Hunt

BELLE FOURCHE - John Joseph "J.J." Hunt, 38, Belle Fourche, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, from injuries from an automobile accident north of Belle Fourche.

Survivors include his mother, Gertrude "Trudy" Hunt, Belle Fourche; two brothers, James Hunt and Donroy Janis, both of Rapid City; and two sisters, Troylynn Rock and Darla Janis, both of Rapid City.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills. Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Fourche.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the church, with the Rev. Tim Hoag officiating. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Sturgis.

An online guestbook is available at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com

Kay Oster

MITCHELL - Kay Oster, 74, Mitchell, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Survivors include two sons, Tom, Pierre, and Michael, Rapid City; two daughters, Peggy Cox, Aberdeen, and Susie Kelleher, Minneapolis; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, with a scripture service at 7 p.m., today, at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Ethan.

A memorial has been established.

MaryEtta Wood

GILLETEE, Wyo. - MaryEtta Wood, 66, Gillette, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at her home.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia R. Murphey, Gillette, and Tracy A. Mengel, Virginia; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Flack, Sheridan, Boots Wiley, Gillette, and Corene Ilsley, Borrego Springs, Calif.; and a brother, Sonny Burfiend, Sheridan.

Her husband, Ron Wood, preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Gillette Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Carnahan officiating. A private family burial will be Sunday at Elks BPO Cemetery in Sheridan.

A memorial has been established.

An online guestbook is available at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

Glenn T. Broadhurst

BELLE FOURCHE - Glenn T. Broadhurst, 84, Belle Fourche, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at his home near Belle Fourche.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Whitman, Belle Fourche, Jean Althoff, Great Falls, Mont., and Amy Farmer, Troy Mont.; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Tom Broadhurst, Spearfish, and Lynn Broadhurst, Denver.

His wife, Betty, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and for one hour before services, which will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Paul Howard officiating.

Burial will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard.

LaVonne Lea 'Bonnie' Pillen

KEYSTONE - LaVonne Lea "Bonnie" Pillen, 63, died Aug. 23, 2009, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Keystone.

She was born May 18, 1946, in Hot Springs to Gordon Oscar Sr. and Ruth (Boyd) Loebs.

Bonnie grew up in Newcastle, graduating from Newcastle High School in 1964.

She married the love of her life, Gary Pillen on July 22, 1965, in Rapid City and they were sealed in the Bismarck Temple.

With her husband, Bonnie owned and operated Pillen Optical for many years before retiring in January 2007.

Bonnie had a great passion for life. Her smile would light up the room. She loved her horses. She loved the outdoors and all the beauty that came with it. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a natural at everything, whether it be decorating her home, being a mechanic, carpenter, electrician, plumber, you name it.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Pillen, Keystone, two sons: Jubal Pillen, and his wife, Joan, Sturgis, and Michael Pillen, and his wife, Carissa, Gillette, Wyo., two daughters: Shannon Chynoweth and Kari Smith, and her husband, Jake, daughter-in-law: Jennifer Pillen, all of Rapid City, a sister: Sheila Taggart, Gillette, and a brother, Jack Loebs, Newcastle, Wyo., and 10 grandchildren, Kaylee Pillen, Skyler, and Shaye Christensen, Cade Chynoweth, Lexie, Justin and Caitlyn Pillen, and Keaton, Paul and Olivia Smith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul, her parents, and a brother, Gordon Loebs Jr. (Butch)

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Services at Serenity Springs in Rapid City.

Services will be held 10 am Friday, Aug. 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rapid City with Bishop Leo Schrubb officiating. Interment will be in the Boyd Cemetery near Four Corners, Wyo., Friday at 2 p.m.

A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Hills.

Friends may sign her online guest register and offer condolences at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com

Delores Heying

IPSWICH - Mass of Christian Burial for Delores Heying, 72, of Ipswich, is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. Burial is 2 p.m. MDT Friday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Wake service is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich with visitation starting at 4 p.m.

Delores Eileen Heying was born July 1, 1937, at Mount Vernon, S.D. to William and Elizabeth (Drafahl) Dahlman. She attended Witten Elementary School and graduated from Winner High School in 1954.

She married Merlin E. Heying on Nov. 3, 1955. They resided in the Winner area until moving to Ipswich in 1978.

Delores worked for several years at Presentation College and Convent but was most well known for her in-home day care.

She loved to sew and would make outfits and do alterations for anyone, young and old. She loved to make quilts and had one for each of her grandchildren when they graduated. She enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Branson and Nashville. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, reading the Bible and doing crossword puzzles. Delores had a large collection of teddy bears that started and grew with her battle with cancer.

Grateful for having shared the life of Delores are her sons, Steve (Verna) Heying of Linton, N.D. and Dennis (Tammy) Heying of Broken Bow, Neb.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Wade (Kim), Rebecca, Doug, Zachary, Elizabeth, Michael, Lisa (Terry) Kovacs, Stephanie Olheiser, Ryan Olheiser, Derek, Lisa, and Darcy; brother, Bill (Elaine) Dahlman of Chamberlain, S.D.; great-grandchildren, Robert, Brooklyn, Tristin, J.D., Garret, Kisha, Taylor, Billiana, Emma and Kennedy; her close niece, Vicki Kramp, who sat by her side; special friend, Becky (Bill) Mower; along with a number of nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Shirley and son-in-law, Doug.

Delores died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.

Memorials are preferred to Edmunds County For A Cure or Hospice.

www.grammfuneralhome.com

Amy L. Clark

RAPID CITY - Amy L. Clark, 49, died at Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009.

Amy was born to Henry Christian and Amy Maria (Groop) Heagley on May 2, 1960, in Leola. She graduated from Leola High School in 1978. Every summer from the time she was 2 years old until the age of 22, she was on the custom harvesting trail. She helped her mother prepare meals and started driving truck when she was 18. It was a great experience and always made her want to move on to the next stop. She had some gypsy and wanderlust in her.

Amy graduated from Northern State College in Aberdeen in 1982 with a business degree and she started her career in banking in 1982.

Amy married Bennett Clark on May 17, 1986. What a blessing to have such a soulmate in this life. She was blessed with a wonderful family and husband.

Amy was employed at Western Bank in Sioux Falls for several years. The couple then moved to the Black Hills and she has been employed in Rapid City in the US Bancorp trust department for several years.

Amy enjoyed hiking, canoeing, and anything outdoors. She also enjoyed photography and refinishing furniture.

Amy made the most important decision of her life when she was 12 years old. That was when she asked Jesus to forgive her sins and come into her life.

It is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him." I Corinthians 2:9.

Dear people, she is looking forward to seeing you in heaven.

Amy is survived by her wonderful husband of 23 years, Bennett, Rapid City; 3 sisters, Pat (Paul) Dullum, Pequot Lakes, Minn., Gail Erdman, Aberdeen, Joanne (Harvey) Schanzenbach, Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Henry (Shirley) Heagley, Westport; 13 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews and 1 great-great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at First Baptist Church in Rapid City with Rev. Gregg Hemmen officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Her online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com

Short Maciejewski

CUSTER - Short Maciejewski, 57, Custer, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Custer Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Zigmund "Ziggy" Maciejewski, Custer; two sons, Laurence Maciejewski, Siloan Springs, Ark., and Lonnie Maciejewski, Salt Lake City; three brothers, Gary Wood, Sioux Falls, Herbert Wood, Louisville, Ky., and John Webb, Thompson Falls, Mont.; three sisters, Sherry Holman, Louisville, Wanda Maloney, Hay Springs, Neb., and Carrie Alm, Custer; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Custer.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the chapel, with the Rev. Bill Savery officiating. Burial will follow at Custer Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at www.mccolleyschapels.com

Carroll D. Erickson

ABERDEEN - Funeral services for Carroll D. Erickson, 86, Aberdeen, S.D., are 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Congregational UCC, Pastor Jill Warner officiating. Burial is at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D. at a later date. Carroll died Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Visitation is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday with family present from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen.

Carroll D. Erickson was born on Nov. 17, 1922 at Sturgis, S.D. to Elmer H. and Bessie (Smith) Erickson. He attended grade school at Alkali Hall School #56, graduating from the eighth grade in 1936. Upon graduation he worked for area farmers for three years. In 1939 he entered Sturgis High School, graduating in 1943. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Cabot CVL 28 in the South Pacific during World War II, and on the USS Philadelphia for a short time after the war. He received an honorable discharge in 1946.

Carroll returned to Sturgis and worked as a farm hand and a mechanic at an implement company in Sturgis. He then worked at the Veterans Hospital, Fort Meade, S.D., as a fireman. In 1952 he joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol and served in Milbank, Chamberlain, Rapid City, and Custer, S.D., before being transferred to Aberdeen in 1973.

Carroll married Geraldine A. "Gerry" Hobert on May 12, 1957 at Sturgis, S.D. He retired from the SDHP in 1982 after 30 years and three months service.

Carroll was a member of Plymouth Congregational UCC, Aberdeen, since 1974. There he served on missions, ushered, and was on the Trustee's and Deacon's Committee. He was a member of the S.D. Peace Officers and S.D. Highway Patrol Retirees. Carroll was active in the Kiwanis Club and the Elks Lodge in Aberdeen and the Lions Club in Custer, S.D. He was a member of the Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post 24 and VFW in Aberdeen. Carroll served as a volunteer in RSVP.

Grateful for having shared Carroll's life are his wife, Gerry of Aberdeen, sons, Boyd (Gayle) Erickson of Britton, S.D., and Gary Guinn of Las Cruces, N.M., daughter, JoAnne (Bob) Pullins of Rapid City, S.D., brothers Melvin Erickson of Sturgis, S.D., and Wilbur Erickson of Redmond, Wash., sister, Edna Matz of Sturgis, S.D., brother-in-law, Mac McDougall, sisters-in-law, Pat Erickson, Carolyn Erickson, and Agnes Erickson, grandchildren, Clay (Lacey) Erickson, Casey Erickson, Cody Erickson, Keith Pullins and Shane (Heather) Pullins, great-grandchildren, Tiyanna Erickson, Austin Pullins, Jacob Pullins, Emilee Pullins, and many nieces and nephews.

Carroll was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Lloyd, Wayne, Richard, and Raymond, and one sister, Mary Lou McDougall.

The family prefers memorials.

www.spitzerfuneralhome.com

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