Obituaries for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2012-02-21T06:00:00Z Obituaries for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Rapid City Journal
February 21, 2012 6:00 am

Bonita R. Berndt

NISLAND — Bonita R. Berndt, 58, died Monday Feb. 20, 2012, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, Dan, Nisland; sons, Michael “Kane” Vice, Belle Fourche, Keanen Vice, South Korea; stepson, Jason Berndt, Jamestown N.D.; one granddaughter; and sisters, Marilyn, Belle Fourche, Rhea, Tennessee, Glenda, Rapid City, and Lisa, Camp Crook,

Arrangements are pending with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.

Wallace Croff

SPEARFISH — Wallace Croff, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

Survivors include his son, Paige Croff, Spearfish; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

An online guestbook is available at

Dorothy Fox

WINNER  — Dorothy Fox, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Lakewood, Colo. 

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Mason Funeral Home in Winner.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial will be at Winner Cemetery.

Stephen E. Frost

RAPID CITY — Stephen E. Frost, 60, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda M. Frost, Rapid City; mother, Jacqueline I. Frost, Gainesville, Ga.; stepmother, Laura C. Frost, Tampa, Fla.; sister, Linda D. Speights, Ozark, Ala.; brother, Terry A. Frost, Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Debbie Albritton, Villa Rica, Ga., and Becky Jo Frost, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and stepsister, Mary Bergin, Palm Harbor, Fla. Arrangements are pending with Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

Leslie James ‘Jim’ Ginsbach

BELLE FOURCHE — Leslie James “Jim” Ginsbach, 81, formerly of Buffalo, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his children, Doug Ginsbach, Casper, Wyo., Greg Ginsbach, Wanda Lyons and Nancy Dingfelder, all of Buffalo, Mark Ginsbach, Spearfish, and Ray Ginsbach, Wessington Springs; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Ginsbach, Buffalo, and Gerald Ginsbach, Belle Fourche.

His wife, Darlene Ginsbach, preceded him in death.

Services are pending with Kline Funeral Chapel in Belle Fourche.

Ella Iszler

SPEARFISH — Ella Iszler, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center.

Survivors include her sons, Bernard, Spearfish, Marvin, Sun City, Ariz., and Melvin New Prague, Minn.; daughters, Ruth Fried, Mobridge, and Linda Wiles, Oppelo, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Bowman, N.D., Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at

Dean R. Johnson

RAPID CITY — Dean R. Johnson, 86, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survivors include his son, Rolf Johnson, Rapid City; daughters, Kari Johnson and Nadine Thomas, both of Rapid City; two grandchildren; and sister, Judy Bentson, Sioux Falls.

Arrangements are pending with Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service at Serenity Springs in Rapid City.

Wayne Kreun

RAPID CITY — Wayne Kreun, 82, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at a local nursing home.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Kreun, Alcester; children, Randy Kreun, Pleasanton, Neb., Gary Kreun, Rapid City, Jeff Kreun, Black Hawk, and Bonnie Baumberger, Northfield, Minn; sister Joyce Burrell, Polk, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

An online guest book is available at

Sarah Merle Little Bear Marshall

MISSION — Sarah Merle Little Bear Marshall, 78, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Black Hills Golden Living Center in Rapid City.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Marshall, Mission; and one son, Anthony Belucia, Soldier Creek.

A two-night wake begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Sinte Gleska Multipurpose Building in Antelope.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Sinte Gleska Multipurpose Building with the Rev. Jack Moore officiating.

Burial will follow at White Cloud Cemetery in Parmelee with Ben Tyon officiating.

Roy Stone will conduct Traditional Lakota Prayers. 

Rooks Funeral Chapel of Mission is in charge of arrangements.

Angelina Red Cloud

PINE RIDGE — Angelina Red Cloud, 38, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.  

Philomene ‘Phil’ P. Running

ST. FRANCIS — Philomene “Phil” P. Running, 41, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.

Survivors include her parents, Bruce Young and Anna Plumman, Parmelee; sons, Philip Running , Alvin Running, Bennett Running, all of Belle Fourche, and William Running, Parmelee; daughter, Harlita Running, Parmelee;  brothers, Louis Young, George Running Sr., Jade Burning Breast Sr., Stephen Burning Breast Sr. and Norval Burning Breast Jr., all of Parmelee; sisters, Jeannine Young, Carrie Young, Charlotte Young, Shena Smith, Monica Burning Breast, Jaylene Burning Breast and Kateri Two Elk, all of Parmelee, and Kayleen Young, Rosebud;  and eight grandchildren.

A one-night wake will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Parmelee.

Services will be at noon at the hall, with the Rev. Webster Two Hawk officiating. Roy Stone Sr. will conduct traditional Lakota services.

Burial will follow at Holy Innocents Cemetery in Parmelee.

Rooks Funeral Chapel of Mission is in charge of arrangements.

Richard E. Steinmeyer

SPEARFISH — Richard E. Steinmeyer, 82, of Spearfish, passed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2012, at his home with family members at his side.

Richard was born April 21, 1929, at White River, S.D., the third son of Horton and Anna (Weigel) Steinmeyer. During his earliest years, the family lived in a sod house on their ranch near Long Valley, S.D. He attended Nebraska State High School of Agriculture at Curtis, Neb.,  and graduated from Bennett County High School in 1947. When his brothers left home to serve in the military, Richard remained at home to help run the family ranch. It was at this time that he purchased a Taylorcraft airplane, which he used in managing work on the ranch. His passion for flying led to many lasting memories and stories not only for himself but also for his family and friends.

On Nov. 26, 1960, he and Ann Olson were united in marriage at the Glendo Community Church, in Glendo, Wyo. To this union were born three sons and one daughter. They ranched at Long Valley until buying the Oscar-Alfred Smith ranch near Spearfish in November of 1970, where they operated a dairy and a timber farm, until retiring in 1990. Richard was an active member of the Black Hills Dairy Association and the Farmers and Ranchers Co-op. As an active church member, Richard particularly appreciated the great fellowship and Bible studies with fellow Christians.  Richard had a gentle, quiet spirit, endearing smile and a fun sense of humor. He was a very devoted husband who valued the time spent with his children and grandchildren. After retiring from the daily responsibilities of the dairy, Ann and Richard enjoyed the opportunity to spend more time in recreation such as boating, fishing, traveling to many places around the world and enjoying the sunny south during the cold winter months.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, James (Chris) Steinmeyer, Vermillion, S.D., William (Marilyn) Steinmeyer, Merriman Neb., and daughter, Susan (Bill) Fox Longmont Colo.; grandchildren, Chance, Gabe, Mike, Rose, Nate and Zack Steinmeyer and Stephanie and Margaret Fox; stepgrandsons, Kevin (Shawna), Tim (Sadah) and Bill Jr. Fox; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tyson, Megan and Crevan Fox; brothers, Horton F. (Irene) Steinmeyer, Denver Colo., Chuck (Mary) Steinmeyer, Grand Rapids Mich., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Douglas.

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. A funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitewood, S.D., followed by dinner at the Hale Hall. Family burial service will be at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish. Memorials in honor of Richard may be given to Hospice of Northern Black Hills, American Cancer Society or to the First Presbyterian Church of Whitewood.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at

Gene Stone

KADOKA — Gene Stone, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Kadoka; sons, Bill Stone, Cliff Stone, Jerome “Zeke” Stone and Brad Stone, all of Kadoka, and Jody Stone, Hot Springs; daughters, Chris Cope of Evanston, Wyo., and Cathy Stone and Laurie Prichard, both of Kadoka; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Dick Stone and Roland Stone, both of Rapid City; and sister Joyce Lathan, San Antonio.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Kadoka City Auditorium and one hour preceding services on Thursday.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the auditorium, with the Rev. Gary McCubbin officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established.

Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

Joyce Stout

KADOKA — Joyce Stout, age 88, of Kadoka died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Joyce Elaine Parkinson was born June 3, 1923, in Hitchcock, the daughter of Sidney and Hazel Ellen (Barnes) Parkinson. At the age of 5, she moved with her parents to Kadoka, where she grew up and received her education. Joyce graduated from Kadoka High School in 1941.

In 1941, Joyce was united in marriage to Charles W. Vice and to this union one son, William K., was born. Her husband, Charles, was killed in France during WWII in 1944.

Joyce was united in marriage to Richard G. Stout in 1946 and to this union was born one son, Terry L. Stout.  Richard spent 32 years in the military so they were stationed at many different Air Force Bases. They retired in 1972 and moved back to Kadoka, where they made their home. Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death in 1991. After her husband’s death, Joyce continued to make her home in Kadoka, where she has since resided.

Joyce was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing, trap shooting, bowling, and gardening. She was very active with the Military Wives Club and also the community of Kadoka.

Joyce leaves two sons William K. “Bill” Stout and his wife, Paulett Taggart, of San Francisco, Calif., and Terry L. Stout of Kadoka; two brothers Lawrence “Larry” Parkinson and his wife, Alvina, of Kadoka, and Ernest Lynn “Butch” Parkinson of Irene; two sisters Sydne Lenox of Kadoka and June Starkjohann and her husband, Floyd, of Windsor, Colo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her first husband Charles W. Vice, and her second husband Richard G. “Dick” Stout, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Jerald Parkinson.

Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka.

Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

A memorial is established to the Kadoka Nursing Home or “Save The Pearl Fund” for the Pearl Hotel of Kadoka.

Her online guestbook is available at

Ivan Tobacco Jr.

OGLALA — Ivan Tobacco Jr., 29, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.

Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Isaac Joseph Williams

BLACK HAWK — Isaac Joseph Williams, 2 hours old, passed away at  Rapid City Regional Hospital on Feb. 17, 2012.

Isaac was born at 8:26 a.m., weighed 4 pounds. 15 ounces. and was 19-1/4  inches long. Isaac passed away from a rare disease called bilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney disease, which affects 1:10,000 children. He was born to Joshua  Williams and Savannah Mitchell.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Joanna Williams; grandparents,  Roger (Sylvia) Williams, Tiffany (Martin Hittle) Valdez and  Leon (Melissa) Mitchell; uncles: Joey (Lisa), Mitch, Nate, Matt, Brysen and Teddy; aunts, Holly, Amber, Kayleen and Missy; and cousins, Jazzlynn and Emma.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Devyn Williams. 

Services will be held at Kirk Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, with Pastor Brent Woodard officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Interment will be at the Black Hawk Valley View Cemetery in Black Hawk.

Donations may be sent to Joshua Williams and/or Savannah Mitchell at 5402 Ash. St. Black Hawk, S.D. 57718 to help offset the cost of the funeral.

Family and friends may sign Isaac Joseph Williams’ online guest book at

Harley G. Wilson

HOT SPRINGS — Harley G. Wilson, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.

He served in the U.S. Navy. 

Survivors include his wife, Grace, Hot Springs; son, Harley D. Wilson, Hot Springs; daughters, Gayle Voeller, Climax, Minn., and Anita Roberts, Box Elder; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Bethesda Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gary Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with military honors provided by South Dakota National Guard and Sturgis Veterans Honor Guards.

A memorial has been established to Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department or Bethesda Lutheran School.

McColley’s Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at

Orville E. Wilson

CUSTER — Orville E. Wilson, 81, formerly of Belvidere, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

Survivors include daughters, Barbara Swift, Belvidere, and Janet Paul, Caledonia, Ill.; sons, Kenneth Wilson, Timothy Wilson and Tom Wilson, all of Belvidere; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His wife, Carol, preceded him in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. CST Friday, Feb. 24, at Highland Memorial Funeral Home in Belvidere. Visitation will be one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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