Obituaries for April 3

2002-04-02T23:00:00Z Obituaries for April 3 Rapid City Journal
April 02, 2002 11:00 pm

Gary K. Harkness

RAPID CITY - Gary K. Harkness, 59, Rapid City, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sturgis.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Harkness, Rapid City; two sons, Paul Harkness, Woodbury, Minn., and Steven Harkness, Rapid City; three daughters, Shannon Kottke, Rapid City, Carrie Antus, Lino Lakes, Minn., and Kim Demmer, Maplewood, Minn.; three brothers, Roger Harkness, Orlando, Fla., Michael Harkness, San Francisco, and Bruce Harkness, Wisconsin; two sisters, Vicki Hawley, St. Paul, Minn., and Penny Remey, Minneapolis; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Rapid City.

Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

N. Lois Rich Killspotted

RAPID CITY - N. Lois Rich Killspotted, 73, Rapid City, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Killspotted, Rapid City; four daughters, Pearl Martinez, Pipestone, Minn., and Ione McCloskey, Coralana McCloskey and Mary Sun Bear, all of Rapid City; five sons, David

McCloskey, Sioux Falls, and Ruben McCloskey Jr., James McCloskey, Phillip McCloskey and Duane Curtis, all of Rapid City; two sisters, Thelma Capper, Keystone, Ind., and Marletta Pacheco, Rapid City; three brothers, Wallace Rich and Keith Rich, both of Rapid City, and Arley Rich, Black Hawk; and

numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

An all-night wake will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Oyate Center at Lakota Homes in Rapid City.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the Oyate Center, with the Rev. Wendell Ghost Bear and the Rev. Darrell New officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City.

Osheim-Catron Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret M. Brengle

BUFFALO - Margaret M. Brengle, 92, Buffalo, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Crook County Memorial

Nursing Home in Sundance, Wyo.

Survivors include three daughters, Farrol Thompson and Maurine Fowler, Buffalo, and Coty Stensland, Ludlow; two sisters, Julia Hastings, Denver, and Helen Murray, Rapid City; one brother, Albert Lyons, Rapid City; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Maurice Brengle, preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Grand River Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with the Rev. Arthur Weitschat officiating.

Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

Krebsbach Funeral Service of Bowman, N.D., is in charge of arrangements.

Tyler Robert Rowlette

RAPID CITY - Tyler Robert Rowlette, 4, of Rapid City, S.D., went to be with Jesus Easter Sunday morning, March 31, 2002.

Tyler Robert Rowlette was born January 30, 1998, to Eddie and Lavonna Rowlette. He joined a family of three brothers, Chris, Jesse and Nick. He was a happy, busy, and dearly-loved little boy. Everyone he came in contact with loved him.

His favorite things were Elmo (baby) and his special blanket that was made by his great-grandmother. His

favorite things to do were jam with his drums and play with his road equipment, soldiers, and airplanes. He enjoyed watching Scooby Doo and listening to Jesus stories.

He is survived by his parents, Eddie and Lavonna Rowlette of Rapid City, S.D.; three brothers, Chris, Jesse and Nick Rowlette of Rapid City, S.D.; his grandpa and grandma, Jim and Wilma Rhoades of Custer, S.D.; grandma Betty Karowsky of Hawkegan, Ill.; and several cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2002, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Behrens Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Behrens Mortuary, with Pastor Joel Ziolkowski.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Storybook Island or PICU at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Behrens Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Victoria Leichtnam Krier

PRESHO - Bertha Victoria Leichtnam Krier, 92, Presho, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Arrangements are pending with Isburg-Hofmeister Funeral Chapel of Presho.

Henry John Borgmeyer, M.D.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Henry John Borgmeyer, retired physician and rancher, 90, passed away peacefully March 13, 2002, at the Veteran's Administration hospice in

Tucson. Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Henry Borgmeyer was born August 30, 1911, in Elgin,

Nebraska, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Ruther) Borgmeyer.

After graduating from Creighton Medical School in 1936, he became a doctor to various Civilian Conservation Corps camps in his beloved Black Hills. Henry was united in marriage to Myrtle Irene Huwe in Deadwood in 1937 and they lived over the Old Style Saloon #10. He served in the Army Medical Corps from January 1941 to 1946, including the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy.

Henry and Myrtle "partnered" a family practice on West Kansas City Street for 25 years, combining his $5 house calls and $3 office visits to thousands of patients with Myrtle's business skills. Henry retired in 1972 after a fall from his horse. For the next three decades, he was known for his daily walks from their home in the 1700 block of Eleventh Street to the public library.

Henry is survived by his wife of 65 years, presently residing at 6770 North Longfellow Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-2420; daughter Jan Gallagher of San Mateo, California; son Robert of Tucson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Rapid City Library Foundation.

Ralph Lloyd Stout Jr.

CANTON, N.C. - Ralph Lloyd Stout Jr., 71, Canton and formerly of Iron Duff Community, N.C., and Newell, S.D., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home in Canton.

Survivors include one daughter, Aundria Stout Bond, Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Larry Stout, Lake Junaluska, N.C., and Terry Stout, Waynesville, N.C.; one stepson, Darryl Hadsell, Houston; one sister, Joyce Grimm, Davenport, Iowa; three brothers, Frank Stout, Dewayne Stout and Alan Stout, all of Iowa; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, April 3, at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Kinkade Funeral Home in Sturgis, S.D.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Hope Cemetery in Newell.

Dean Herra

HOWARD - Dean Herra, 74, Howard and formerly of Rapid City, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Howard Good Samaritan Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Herra, Custer; seven sons, Gordon Herra, Aztec, N.M., Melvin Herra, Rapid City, Gary Herra, Cortez,

Colo., Clifford Herra, Emida, Idaho, Rodney Herra, Dayton, Tenn., and Donald Herra and Raymond Herra, both of Custer; one daughter, Gloria Walsh, Custer; four brothers, Jim Hilton, Ronald Hilton and Dale Hilton, all of Rapid City, and Bob Hilton, Reno, Nev.; six sisters, Lorraine Reynolds, Carson City, Nev., Beverly Carter, Bossier City, La., Shirley Cain, Pringle, Donna Morris, Custer, and Joann Grimm and Virginia Clark, both of Rapid City; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Berean Bible Church in Custer.

Kay Cecelia M. Floden

RAPID CITY - Kay Cecelia M. Floden, 78, Rapid City, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Floden, Rapid City, and John Floden, Stilwell, Kan.; one daughter,

Debra Hemmer, Missoula, Mont.; one brother, John McGuckin, Jersey City, N.J.; one sister, Marie Danielson, Asbury Park, N.J.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Kermit O. Floden, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be for one hour before services, which will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Kirk Funeral Home Chapel of Light in Rapid City, with the Rev. Brian Lane officiating.

Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Kenneth Martin Elwood

BOULDER, Colo. - Kenneth Martin Elwood, 75, Boulder and formerly of South Dakota, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Boulder Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia Elwood, Boulder; three daughters, Anita Elwood,

Wichita, Kan., Susan Nicely, Tampa, Fla., and Susie Kester, Golden; three sons, Bill Elwood, Frederick, Kelly Thomas Elwood, Haxtun, and Jube Kester, New Raymer, eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

His first wife, Wilma Hardie Elwood, preceded him in death.

He served in the Armed Forces from 1944 to 1956.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder.

Memorials may be made to Boulder Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 9019, Boulder, CO 80301-9019 or Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301.

Leonard 'Greg' Abeln

STURGIS - Leonard "Greg" Abeln, 69, Sturgis, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Camille Abeln, Sturgis; two sons, Larry Abeln, Everett, Wash., and Kevin Abeln, Sturgis; and one daughter, Linda Driskil, Troy, Ill.

Arrangements are pending with Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis.

Irvin C. Kringen

CUSTER - Irvin C. Kringen, 86, Custer and formerly of Aberdeen died Monday, March 25, 2002. His funeral service was Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 South Main St., Aberdeen, with Dr. Harold E. Salem officiating. Burial was at Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen.

Irvin C. Kringen was born December 17, 1915, in Veblen, S.D., the son of Bernt and Hulda (Hansen) Kringen and the eldest of eight children. He grew up living and working on farms in the Aberdeen area.

Irvin was married to Irene V. Enze in Webster, S.D., on January 17, 1942, and they shared 60 years together. Aberdeen was their home for 55 years, after which their time was spent between Texas and the Black Hills area.

Irvin worked at Hub City Iron Company/Safeguard for about 40 years. He was a machinist, a self-taught patternmaker and foundry supervisor. In 1933 he worked with the CCC Camps near Hill City in the Black Hills and remembered that time with fond memories.

Irvin will be remembered by his family and friends as a man of love, humility, honesty and selflessness, with a wonderful quiet sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, being outdoors and sharing his life with his family. He attended the First Baptist Church in Custer and Aberdeen.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Irene of Custer, and his two daughters, Charlene and husband Jack Larsen of Custer and Debra and husband Alan Martin of Spring Branch, Texas. Jennifer and Susanne Larsen and Haley Martin were blessed to call him Grandpa. Irvin will also be missed by his sisters, Doris Dahme and Harriet Heupel of Aberdeen and brothers, Maurice and Wallace Kringen, both of Bowman, N.D., and Harris Kringen of Spearfish, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Florence Brick; and one brother, Curtis Kringen.

Casket bearers were Jack Larsen, Alan Martin, Pat Hanson, Roger Heupel, Harris Kringen and Brian Kringen.

Anna T. Green

RAPID CITY - Anna T. Green, 92, Rapid City and formerly of Wall, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Bella Vista Home in Rapid City.

Survivors include one stepson, Donald Green, Rapid City; three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Baum, Scio, Ore.

Her husband, John Green, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lead, with the Rev. William Zandri officiating.

Allen G. Keifert

LEAD - Allen G. Keifert, 61, Lead, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Northern Hills General Hospital in Deadwood.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Keifert, Lead; two daughters, Kimberli Shama, Lead, and Wanda Wilson, Rapid City; one son, Douglas Keifert, Spearfish; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jerry Keifert, Rapid City; and one sister, Edna LaBlanc, Las Vegas.

There will be no visitation.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Chaput Memorial Chapel in Lead, with the Rev. Gordon Higgins officiating.

Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in Deadwood.

James Koenig

RAPID CITY - James Koenig, 82, Rapid City, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Beverly Health Care Nursing Home in Rapid City.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Koenig, Rapid City, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Paul Sneve officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

Behrens Mortuary of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Vincent K. Derscheid

RAPID CITY - Vincent Kenwood Derscheid, 87, died March 29, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Vince was born July 18, 1914, on the Beadle County, S.D., farm of his parents, George and Ida Anderson Derscheid. As a young child he moved to a farm in Omro, Wis., with his divorced mother and brother, Lowell.

After graduating from high school at 16, he "hired out" to farmers for a couple of years until he could scrape together enough money to enter Wisconsin State Teachers College at Oshkosh (now University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh). He graduated in 1936 with a Bachelor of Education degree.

He taught high school and coached basketball and boxing in Bancroft, S.D., and Tomahawk, Wis., for five years and then worked for Wasau Insurance in Kansas City. Prior to enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, he was married and had two children, Carol and Gordon. Vince and his wife divorced prior to the war's end.

He served as an ensign aboard PT boat 375 in Squadron 27, seeing action off the coast of Balikpapan, Borneo. His Navy experiences were a highlight of his life.

Before separation from the service he was sent to duty in Washington, D.C. where he met Carolyn Bludorn, a Navy WAVE lieutenant, whom he married in September 1946.

The couple moved to Madison, Wis., where Vince received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting in 1948 from the University of Wisconsin.

Vince and Carolyn then settled in Appleton, Wis., where they raised three children, Eric, Christine and Julie. He received his Certified Public Accountant certificate and pursued an accounting career. He co-founded the Schenck, Derscheid, Kuenzli & Sturtevant accounting firm now known as Schenck & Associates. He loved his profession and was very active in the Wisconsin Institute of CPA's, serving on many committees and as president in 1979-80. He also chaired a committee of the American Institute of CPA's.

Vince was vitally interested in the education of young people and was happy to establish two foundations that continue to grant scholarships to graduates of Omro High school and Wisconsin college students pursuing accounting degrees. He served as a Little League manager and as skipper of the Sea

Explorer Ship Northern Light.

Vince enjoyed skiing at dozens of ski resorts in America, and was the proud possessor of gold NASTAR medals for downhill. He was an avid outdoorsman who had successfully hunted and fished throughout the Midwest, western United States, Canada, Alaska and the Bahamas. He and Carolyn enjoyed traveling

nationally and internationally, and he was proud of having visited all 50 states. He was a 50-year member of the Wisconsin Institute of CPA's and a life member of both the National Rifle Association and Optimist International.

Following retirement in 1980, Vince and Carolyn moved to Rapid City, where he participated in the Canyon Lake Senior Citizens Center, the Noon Optimist Club, the 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps and the Shrine of Democracy Chorus. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Rapid City Club for Boys. He suffered strokes in 1982 and 1995 and fought back courageously against these misfortunes.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Derscheid of Rapid City; children Carol Farnum (Dan), Aurora, Ill., Gordon, Pahrump, Nev., Eric, Seattle, Wash., Christine McKelvie (Bill) Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Julie Claire, New York, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Royal Tice, Omro, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

His family will conduct a memorial service on May 17, 2002, at Behrens Mortuary before proceeding to Black Hills National Cemetery, where he will be buried with full military honors.

Memorials to either the Rapid City Club for Boys, 320 N. 4th St., Rapid City, SD 57701 or Canyon Lake Senior Citizens Center, 2900 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702, would be sincerely appreciated.

Behrens Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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