WALL - Emma Eisenbraun, 85, New Underwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the Good Samaritian Center in New Underwood.
Emma Schuler was born Oct. 4, 1915, on a farm near Creighton, the daughter of George and Katherina (Baurele) Schuler. She grew up and received her education in the Creighton area.
Emma was united in marriage to Gotthold Eisenbraun on April 20, 1933, at Creighton.
They farmed and ranched three miles east of Creighton until moving into Wall in 1965. She worked for 18 years in the Wall Motel and the Sands Motel and eight years for Estes Building Center. In 1976, they both worked as janitors for West River Electric, positions they held until retiring.
She is a member of First Lutheran Church of Wall and a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Quinn, where she was baptized and confirmed as a child. She was a former member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Creighton, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Church Choir for many years.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Gotthold Eisenbraun of New Underwood, and formerly of Wall; one son, Curtis Eisenbraun and his wife, Aileen, of Rapid City; a son-in-law, Robert Knutson of Wall; three grandchildren, Luciene Holen and her husband, Todd, of Rapid City, Gloria Skretta of Rapid City and Sherri Benson and her husband, Travis, of Gordon, Neb.; six great-grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob Holen, Turee and Emmie Benson, and Krystine and Veronica Skretta; two sisters, Ida Heuther of Rapid City and her twin sister, Katherine Grob of Columbia, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Knutson; her parents; seven brothers, William and Fredrick Schuler as infants in Russia, and Jake, Henry, William, Edward and Robert Schuler; and three sisters, Elizabeth Schuler as an infant in Russia, Rosie Geigle and Adella Stern.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour before the services at the church on Saturday.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at First Lutheran Church of Wall, with Pastor Glenn R. Denke officiating.
Burial will be in the Wall Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
PIERRE - Helena Pugh, 89, Pierre, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Kelly Pugh, Pierre; one daughter, Sharon Kendall, Rapid City; and one brother Donald Sever, Clarkston, Wash.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Hofmeister Funeral Chapel in Pierre, with the Rev. Donna Nickels officiating. Visitation will from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
Burial will be at Sans Arc Cemetery at a later time.
Benjamin 'Ben' A. Rail
BURIEN, Wash. - Ben A. Rail, 93, Burien, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in Burien. He was born May 27, 1907, in Arpan, S.D.
Survivors include his partner, Carol Ann Hiller, Burien; one son, Bob Helmer, Rapid City; one sister, Phyliss Baron, Rapid City; nephews Bill Chase, Camano Island, and Creighton Chase, Mukilteo; grandchildren Mel Watt of Washington, Kathleen Watt, Tacoma, Wash., R.S. "Chip" Helmer, Colorado Springs, Colo., Major Brett Helmer, Brunson, Holland; and great-grandchildren Jason Helmer, Colorado Springs, and Kelly Helmer, Brunson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Acacia Funeral Home Chapel in Seattle.
Memorials are preferred to Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, S.D.
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Kenneth Archer, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Archer, Gillette; one daughter, Debbie Rhodes, Gillette; three sons, Kevin Archer, Santa Rosa, Calif., Steve Archer, Rohnert Park, Calif., and Scott Archer, Rapid City ; two sisters, Jeanne McLean, Rapid City, and Eleanor Cantwell, Olympia, Wash.; one brother, Dwayne Archer, Agar, S.D.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Grace Bible Church in Gettysburg, S.D., with services at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery, with full military honors.
Wilson Funeral Home in Gillette is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Carl Sundstrom
STURGIS - Wayne Carl Sundstrom, 68, Sturgis, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at the Sturgis Community Health Care Center.
Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m. on Monday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, and one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, with Pastor James Olson and Father Mike Mulloy officiating. Burial with military honors follows at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Wayne was born Sept. 28, 1932, at Mud Butte, to Carl and Elsie (Johnson) Sundstrom. He was raised on the ranch and attended country school. He started rodeoing in 1951. On Oct. 28, 1952, he was inducted into the Army and served his country as a forward artillery observer while stationed in Korea. After his honorable discharge in 1954, he returned home, where he continued to rodeo.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he married Lucile Molitor at Faith.
Since the age of 27, Wayne has owned and operated his own business. For six years, he mined uranium in Edgemont. He was the owner of Sundstrom Inc., a construction business.
Wayne was also a lifetime member of the VFW in Sturgis, a lifetime member of Bit and Spur, member of the Hudson Tri Angle and member of the Azteca Horse Association.
A memorial has been established.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Sundstrom, Sturgis; two sons, Darcy Sundstrom and his wife, Pam, Sturgis; and Dane Sundstrom, Sturgis; one daughter, Dixie Olson, and her husband, Gordon; two brothers, Juno Sundstrom and his wife, Elizabeth, Moorcroft, Wyo., and Ernie Sundstrom and his wife, Esther, Apple Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Sylvia Kirk, Newell, Linda Babb, Mud Butte, Sally O'Dea, Vale, and LaVera Chord, Black Hawk; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Babe "Elsie" Sundstrom; and one brother, Clyde Sundstrom.
Hoksila Broken Nose
PINE RIDGE - Hoksila Broken Nose was stillborn Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Pine Ridge Hospital.
Survivors include her parents, Wade and Maxine Broken Nose, Pine Ridge; five brothers, Anthony Broken Nose, Max Broken Nose, Maurice Broken Nose, Marques Broken Nose, all of Pine Ridge, and Adrian Eagle Hawk of Oglala; two sisters, Angel Broken Nose and Rosemond Broken Nose, both of Pine Ridge; grandparents, Charles White Elk of Kyle and Maureen Last Horse of Kyle.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Albin's Episcopal Church in Porcupine, with the Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating.
Burial will be at St. Albin's Episcopal Cemetery in Porcupine.
Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WELAKA, Fla. - Celia (Keffeler) Rantanen, 90, Welaka, formerly of Rapid City, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, in Welaka.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Cobb and Margo Wester, both of Welaka; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Private wake services will be held Jan. 13 in Florida.
Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.