Richard Leo Proctor
SPEARFISH - Richard Leo Proctor, 91, Spearfish and formerly of Hulett, Wyo., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.
Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie Lou Bush, Hulett; three sons, Richard Proctor, Sundance, Wyo., and Donald Proctor and Larry Proctor, both of Hulett; one sister, Ruby Main, Casper, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
His wife, Mildred Seig Proctor, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Fidler-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Sundance, and for one hour before services Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hulett High School Old Gymnasium.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school gymnasium, with the Rev. Larry Kellner officiating.
Burial will follow at Moore Hill Cemetery in Hulett.
Memorials have been established for New Haven Community Building Fund and Moore Hill Cemetery.
Minnie Huber Fischer
PIERRE - Minnie Huber Fischer, 81, Pierre, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Maryhouse Sub-Acute Care Center in Pierre.
Survivors include one daughter, Patty Hanson, Pierre; one granddaughter; one sister, Lizzie Bauer, Herried; and two stepsisters, Freada Schell, Gladstone, Ore., and Maggie Bechtold, Lodi, Calif.
Her husband, Wilmer Fischer, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church in Pierre.
Burial will follow in Herried.
CENTRAL CITY - Marlene Straub, 64, Central City, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Straub, Central City.
Arrangements are pending with Chaput Memorial Chapel of Lead.
Margaret M. Hughes
SPEARFISH - Margaret M. Hughes, 92, Spearfish, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at David M. Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Hughes, Spearfish, and James Hughes, St. Paul, Minn., and three daughters, Jeanette Hoy, Belton, Mo., Patricia Freeman, Stanchfield, Minn., and Marsh Hughes, Reno, Nev.
Arrangements are pending with Fidler Funeral Chapel of Spearfish.
Robert John Eichler
NEWELL - Robert John Eichler, 77, Newell, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.
Survivors include three sons, Lynn Eichler, Rapid City, and Doug Eichler and Tracy Eichler, Newell; two brothers, Leslie Eichler, Vancouver, Wash., and Ray Eichler, Newell; two sisters, Edith Falk, Newell, and Ethel Graves, Billings, Mont.; and six granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and from
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, and for one hour before services Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Newell.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Deb Geelsdottir officiating.
Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery.
RAPID CITY - Lemoine Trout, 58, Rapid City, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Trout, Rapid City; three sons, Greg Trout, Casper, Wyo., Tim Trout, Waltham, Mass., and Jeff Trout, Sioux Falls; his mother, Viola Trout, McCook, Neb.; one sister, Fauna Allen, Colville, Wash.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home of Rapid City.
EAGLE BUTTE - Jimmy Fischer, 66, Eagle Butte, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Isburg-Hofmeister Funeral Chapel in Pierre.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Community Bible Church in Pierre.
Burial will be at Scotty Philip Cemetery in Pierre.
Madeleine Edna (Baker) Bratton
RAPID CITY - Madeleine E. Baker Bratton died peacefully in her sleep on February 6, 2002, of natural causes at the Wesleyan Health Care Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.
She was born on April 4, 1904, in Portland, Oregon, to Frank and Carrie Ida Baker, and lived in Portland until her marriage to Ralph Waldo Bratton on May 9, 1924.
She attended primary and secondary schools in Portland, Oregon, and became an accomplished pianist, playing several concerts in public and on radio programs in the Portland area.
She moved to Wyoming with her husband in 1924, where they managed and then owned the Golden Rule Clothing Store in Basin, Wyoming, for over 40 years.
She was a member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Basin, serving on the Altar Guild and as church organist.
Mrs. Bratton also taught piano to many young people in the Basin, Wyoming, area for many years, and played for the silent movies shown in the Basin Theatre on several occasions.
Upon her husband Waldo's death in 1980, she moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, to be near her daughter, Carolyn Finley and family of Rapid City, South Dakota, and her son, Richard W. Bratton and family of Gillette, Wyoming.
Madeleine Bratton was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Frank Carole; and her husband, Ralph Waldo Bratton. She was also preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Mary Imogene; a son-in-law, Gene McClain; and three grandchildren of Wichita, Kansas, who were killed in a private plane crash in Nebraska in March of 1964. Also preceding her in death was her son-in-law, Dr. Richard C. Finley of Rapid City, South Dakota.
She had a special loving relationship for her Lord, Jesus Christ, and a very special sense of humor. Those of her family left do celebrate her life, and they do so with grateful hearts for having her so many years to love and enjoy.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn M. Finley, Rapid City, South Dakota, and her son, Richard W. Bratton and his wife Alice of Gillette, Wyoming, along with seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and her remains will be taken to Basin, Wyoming, to be buried in the family plot in the Mountain View Cemetery. That memorial burial service in her honor will be scheduled at a later date in the spring of 2002.
Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 401 S. 8th Street in Basin, Wyoming, or to the R.W. and Madeleine Bratton Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531 in Basin, Wyoming, or to any other charity of the donor's choice.
Tate Allan Vosberg
BLUNT - Tate Allan Vosberg, 33, Blunt, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Leann Vosberg, Blunt; four stepchildren, Cole Lee, Christi Lee, Cheri Johnson and Mark Johnson; his father, Richard Vosberg, Belvidere; his mother, Erin Bourk, Blunt; one sister, Holly Nemee, Midland; and one brother, Kelly Vosberg, Blunt.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Isburg-Hofmeister Funeral Chapel in Pierre.
Services will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 9, at Blunt Auditorium.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt.
Raymond H. Eilers
RAPID CITY - Raymond H. Eilers, 83, Rapid City, died at a Rapid City nursing home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.
He was born on a farm in Moody County, S.D., the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Husman) Eilers. Raymond attended grade school in Lynn Township. He was baptized and confirmed in the Chester Lutheran Church and graduated from Chester High School. He graduated from SDSU in 1948 with a major in animal science and worked for the USDA as County Agriculture Agent in Tripp County, Winner, S.D. He was State Weed
Supervisor for the Dept. of Agriculture in Pierre, S.D. Ray retired after 30 years of civil service with the USDA.
He enlisted in the Army for foreign service and was stationed in Hawaii at Fort Shaftner in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed and the U.S. was brought in to WWII. Most of his 5-1/2 years in the Army were spent in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Hickam Field, Guadalcanal and New Guinea. In July of 1945 he was in one of the first groups to return from the Pacific for discharge under the government's point system program.
Raymond married Ava Hamilton on June 17, 1949, at Winner, S.D. He was active in many organizations and was recognized for his outstanding work with the USDA. He helped organized the S.D. Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Assn. and had served in all positions within the organization. Ray was active in the American Legion in Winner, Pierre, and Sun Lake, Ariz. He served as Commander of the American Legion at Sun Lake, Ariz. He was a member of the American Legion Post 22 in Rapid City and Rushmore VFW Post 1273 in Rapid City. He was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rapid City and will be missed by the members of the church.
Survivors include his wife, Ava Eilers, Rapid City; three sons, Larry Eilers, Ankeny, Iowa, Leonard Eilers, Denver, Colo., and Alan Eilers, Spearfish, S.D.; four sisters, Velda Brandt, Rapid City, Verlan Ferrara, Baton Rouge, La., Laura Kirkegaard, Trent, S.D., and Martha Minter, Hermiston, Oregon; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters, John, Fred, Henry, Stella, Amanda, Clara, Alvin, Meint, Norma and Edna.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Rev. Michael Wilke officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273, will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Good Shepherd Lutheran School.