Edwin G. Artz

RAPID CITY - Edwin G. Artz, 82, Rapid City, died at the Sturgis Regional Health Care Center, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.


He was born Nov. 20, 1927, at Mina, S.Dak., the son of Gerhard and Gertrude (Artz) Artz. Edwin was a graduate of South Dakota State University, graduating with a degree in Agronomy. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He married Ann Roth on June 22, 1953, in Aberdeen, SD. Edwin was employed with the Soil Conservation Service in Ipswich, Burke, Lake Andes and lastly, Rapid City. He retired in 1989 and was the Area Conservationist at that time.

He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was also involved in Children's sports activities.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Artz, Rapid City, two sons, Wayne Artz, Black Hawk, S. Dak. and Brian Artz and his wife Sue, Bismarck, ND, three daughters, Karen Dufek and her husband Stub, Sturgis, SD, Sharon Braun and her husband Burdette, Beaver Creek, MN and Stacy Deaver and her husband Scott, Brentwood, CA, four sisters, Lorraine Evelo and Gertrude Lingor, Aberdeen, S. Dak, Arlene Weinreis, Sun City, AZ and Caroline Walsh, Yankton, S. Dak, eleven grandchildren, Joni, Jeff, Dustin, Seth, Josh, Jessica, Jason, Samuel, Jordan, Eric and Weston, a great- grandchild, Landri. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lambert Artz and Harold Artz and a grandson, Mathew Artz.

Visitation was from 5 PM until 7 PM Tuesday, Jan. 5, with a Christian Wake Service at 7 PM, at the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 6th, at the Blessed Sacrament Church with Rev. Dan Juelfs presiding.

Interment will be at the Pine Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 and the S. Dak. Natl. Guard.

A memorial has been established. Friends may sign the guest register at www.osheimschmidt.com.

Melissa Allen

BLACK HAWK - Melissa Allen, 82, Black Hawk, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice of the Hills.

Survivors include five daughters, Deloris Frank, Black Hawk, Doris Symonds, Peoria, Ill., Itelia Allen, Baltimore, Lana Spencer, Linesville, S.C., and Cynthia Lurry, Tallahassee, Fla.; one son, Booker T. McCullough, Denver; one brother, Johnny T. Brown, Lyons, N.Y.; one sister, Bernice McCullough, Danville, Ill..; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services are pending with Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Randal Wayne Davis

HOT SPRINGS - Randal Wayne Davis, 60, Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971.

Survivors include two daughters, Kela Severson, Platte, and Gaylynn Davis, Sioux Falls; his father, Tom Davis, Belle Fourche; two brothers, Tom Davis and Bill Davis, both of Belle Fourche; and six grandchildren.

Burial will be at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors by the South Dakota National Guard and the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. at Belle Fourche Moose Lodge.

McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs is handling the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at http://www.mccolleyschapels.com/">www.mccolleyschapels.com.

Wayne Deaver

WINNER - Wayne Deaver, 61, Winner, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Riverview, Fla.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, Friday, Jan. 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner.

Services will be at 10 a.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 9, at the church.

Burial will be at Winner Cemetery.

Mason Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at http://www.masonfh.com/">www.masonfh.com.

Marion Groven

PHILIP - Marion Groven, 79, Philip, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Rapid City.

Survivors include one son, Rick Groven, Kadoka; one brother, Leslie Chally, Adams, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at First Lutheran Church in Philip, with the Rev. Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery in Edinburg,N.D.

A memorial is established.

An online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com.

Kaylene Marie Kosters

WRIGHT, Wyo. - Kaylene Marie Kosters, 50, Wright, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Kosters, Wright; two daughters, Heather Nolte and Melissa Kosters, both of Wright; her mother, Wilma Greger, Aberdeen, S.D.; three brothers, Ron Greger, Wright, Jeffery Greger, Aberdeen, and Jerome Greger, Mobridge, S.D.; two sisters, Karen Miklos, Selby, S.D., and Jody Eller, Gillette; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, with a vigil service and time of remembrance at 7 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church in Wright.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Wright Town Hall, with the Rev. Cliff Jacobson officiating. Rite of committal will follow at Wright Cemetery.

Memorials may be to Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716.

An online guestbook is available at http://www.gillettememorialchapel.com/">www.gillettememorialchapel.com.

Mikayla Tobacco

CALICO - Mikayla Tobacco, infant daughter of Michael Rouillard, Oglala, and Ella Tobacco, Calico, was stillborn Jan. 3, 2010, at Pine Ridge Hospital.

Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Nathan and Janet Tobacco, Calico; and paternal grandfather, Cletus Rouillard, Oglala.

A one-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Wakpamni.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the office. Burial will be at the Tobacco Family Cemetery in Calico.

Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge is handling the arrangements.

Mary Horning

RAPID CITY - Mary Horning, 90, Rapid City, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Rapid City Regional Hospice House.

Survivors include two daughters, Beth Hendricks and Shirley Hayes, both of Rapid City; two sons, Darrell Horning, New Haven, Conn., and Dennis Horning, Laramie, Wyo.; three sisters; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services are pending with Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

Lee Clayton duBois Schnell

FAIRFIELD, Va. - Lee Clayton duBois Schnell passed away December 28, 2009 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Virginia. Funeral was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Lexington with burial in New Providence churchyard in Brownsburg, Virginia.

She was born February 14, 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky to Attrice Owen Clayton and Velma Burris. She had no siblings. She was first married in 1943 to Charles G. duBois who was an Episcopal priest in churches in Choteau, Montana, Great Falls, Montana, Estherville, Iowa and was a former rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. After his death in 1992, she married Roy E. Schnell of Rapid City.

Lee attended the Ursuline Academy in Louisville, Kentucky where she was an outstanding artist with a lifelong interest in art and was a portrait artist of some renown in Montana and South Dakota. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rapid City. Lee was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, The Rev. Charles G. duBois in 1992, her daughter Adrienne Wilkinson in 2002, and her second husband Roy E. Schnell in 2009.

She is survived by her three children: Frank O. duBois of Kalispell, MT, Michele Petersen of Fairfield, VA, and Charles C. duBois of Hollywood, FL, as well as seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial gifts be made to Hospice of the Hills, 224 Elk Street in Rapid City, SD 57701 or Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers Street in Lexington, VA 24450.

Edward Allen ‘Eddie' Schneider

BELLE FOURCHE - Edward Allen "Eddie" Schneider, 68, of Belle Fourche, formerly of Denver, CO, passed away in his home on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

He was born on October 20, 1941, in Denver, CO to Henry and Alvina (Weikum) Schneider. In his youth Eddie attended public school and graduated from North High School in 1959. He enjoyed music very much and played the piano and clarinet. He married Georgine Brienza after high school and together they had one son, Chriss Allen; soon afterwards the couple divorced.

On March 30, 1970 Eddie married Alice Emma (Longpre) of Belle Fourche. Seven years later the couple was blessed with their only child, daughter Jennifer Lynn. Eddie and Alice each had their own interests but found common ground going to flea markets and antique stores. They were married for 18 years when Alice lost her courageous three year battle with breast cancer. Eddie never remarried.

Eddie worked for many years as a warehouseman for Anheuser-Busch in Denver. He retired 1997 and relocated to Belle Fourche, to be close to his daughter who was attending BHSU.

Forever a Chevy man, Eddie loved his cars. He spent many happy hours in the garage tinkering on and fine tuning his cars. He was a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club and the Inliners International Club. He was an old German at heart and loved German food and drink as well as polka music.

Eddie loved having his family close by. He was so proud with the birth of each of his four grandchildren. He really enjoyed when the grandkids would stop by for a visit.

Survivors include his only beloved daughter Jennifer Lynn (Schneider) Jay and her husband Lee Jay of Hulett,WY; his beautiful granddaughters Emma Marie, Ellie Rose, and Jolee Lynn and his charming grandson Lane Allen; son Chriss Allen Wood and his wife Teri Wood of Weatherford, TX; grandson Brody Wood; sister Ruth Hassoldt, Denver, CO; brother Walter Schneider and his wife Jackie Schneider of Denver, CO; brother Marvin Schneider, Denver, CO; brother Robert Schneider, Denver, CO; cousins, Norman Weikum, Estes Park, CO and Nancy (Weikum) Ahrens, Aurora, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alvina Schneider, sister, Norma Jean Schneider, his in-laws Rudolph and Gladys Longpre, and his loving wife Alice.

Pallbearers will be Zack Jay, Leon Jay, Birch Jay, honorary pallbearers Dennis Schneider, Les Hassoldt, Ron Hassoldt, and Steve Hassoldt

Visitation will be Monday, January 11 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Kline Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 at Kline Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche with the Reverend Del Neumeister officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.

Family and friends may leave written condolences at www.klinefuneral chapel.com

To continue Eddie's love of hot rods, the family suggests memorials be made in his name to The Hot Rod Institute, P.O. Box 1456, Rapid City, SD, 57709-1456, to help defer tuition costs for students entering this field.

Theresa Hale

Services for Theresa Hale have changed.

All-night wakes will begin at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Cherry Creek Community Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the center. Burial will follow at Cherry Creek UCC Cemetery.

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