Obituaries for May 2

2001-04-30T23:00:00Z Obituaries for May 2 Rapid City Journal
April 30, 2001 11:00 pm

Russell Keith Viken

NISLAND - Russell Keith Viken, 64, Nisland, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Viken, Nisland; and two sisters, Roxanne Neilan, Newell, and Jeanne Glessner, Sheridan, Wyo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with the Rev. Bob Reinsch officiating.

Emily Nancy Waters

CALICO - Emily Nancy Waters, 85, Calico, died April 29, 2001, at Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin.

She is survived by her brother, Norman Fourd, Pine Ridge.

A two-night wake begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Faith Tobacco residence in Calico. The second night begins at 1 p.m. at Advent Chapel in Calico.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Advent Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Tyon, the Rev. Fred Mesteth and the Rev. Leo American Horse officiating.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

Warren Glick

SUNDANCE, Wyo. - Warren Glick, 66, Sundance, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at his home in Sundance.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Glick, Sundance; one son, Wayne Glick, Belle Fourche; three daughters, Susan Glick, Gillette, and Connie Tschetter and April Gill, both of Sundance; two sisters, Vivian Rowand, Urbana, Ohio, and Darlene Frakes, Edgwood, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Sundance.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at United Methodist Church in Sundance, with the Rev. Ed Bollack officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Sundance, with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 45 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4311.

Reva G. Lofberg

RAPID CITY - Reva G. Lofberg, 84, Rapid City, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at a Rapid City nursing home.

Survivors include four sons, John Lofberg, Rapid City, Jerry Lofberg, Puntagorala, Fla., Ken Lofberg, Boulder, Colo., and Ed Lofberg, Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Boyd E. Braman Mortuary in Omaha, Neb.

Local arrangements are with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Norman 'Lindy' Lindbloom

PIERRE - Norman "Lindy" Lindbloom, 85, Pierre, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in Pierre.

Services are pending with Hofmeister Funeral Home in Pierre.

Dawn M. Pfeiffer Buxton

HIGHLAND, Ind. - Dawn M. Pfeiffer Buxton, 26, Highland, Ind., died Friday, April 13, 2001.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Buxton; father, Terry Pfeiffer, South Dakota; mother, Nancy Pfeiffer, South Dakota; two sisters, Tammy Herrington, Texas, and Tracy Pfeiffer, Highland; and her grandmother, Marian Anderson, South Dakota.

Cremation and funeral services have taken place. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.

Lola Elvira Carr

RAPID CITY - Lola Elvira Olson Carr, 89, Rapid City, died Monday, April 28, 2001, at Hillcrest Care Center in Rapid City.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard Carr, Rapid City; three sons, Keith Carr and Rodney Carr, both of Prairie City, and Darrell Carr of Belle Fourche; one sister, Mary Beth Bayduke, Akron, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at the Prairie City Cemetery on Sunday, April 29, with the Rev. Alvin Magnuson officiating.

The family was in charge of arrangements.

Craig A. Gehring

RAPID CITY - Craig A. Gehring, 50, Rapid City, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at a Rapid City nursing home.

He is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Deliliah Gehring, Mission, Texas; a sister, Diann Lampe, St. Louis; and a stepson, Allen Otterstrom, Nashville, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. William Paepke officiating.

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

Carolyn Delores Berghorst

SIOUX FALLS - Carolyn Delores Berghorst, 50, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at her home.

Survivors include a son, Jason Berghorst, Humboldt; a daughter, Brandee Ann Johnson, Rapid City; four brothers, Delmar Crowe, New Orleans, Rudy Crowe, Rapid City, and Don Wilkey and Bill Wilkey, both of Minneapolis; a sister, Charlene Wanstall, Minneapolis; her mother, Loretta Wilkey, Minneapolis; and three grandchildren.

No visitation or services are scheduled. Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements.

James Lee Gordon

SPEARFISH - James Lee Gordon, 54, Spearfish, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Whitewood.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gordon; three daughters, Casey Jones, Callie Gordon and Shayla Gordon, all of Spearfish; his mother, Evelyn Gordon, Spearfish; one brother, Gene Gordon, Brandon; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Praise Fellowship Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Dennis Allender officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.

Bernard James McClintick

STURGIS - Bernard James McClintick, 89, Sturgis, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.

Survivors include a son, Bill McClintick, Sturgis; sisters Dorthy Montzka, Morris, Minn., and Beulah Young and Elsie Engel, both of Grey Eagle, Minn.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis and one hour before services at the church on Thursday, May 3.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, with the Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery at Sturgis.

Jan Steensland

CANTON - Jan Steensland, age 60, editor and publisher of the magazine "Eyes on You," died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital University Medical Center, due to complications from a brain aneurysm.

Janet Pearl (Bultena) Steensland was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Centerville, the daughter of Dick and Edna (Olson) Bultena. She spent her childhood in Centerville, where she graduated from Centerville High School in 1958. She was a confirmed member of Scandia Lutheran Church. She moved to Sioux Falls after graduation and began her first career at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.

Jan was united in marriage to James Steensland on Nov. 2, 1963. They made their home on a farm south of Canton. They were members of Grand Valley Lutheran Church. Mr. Steensland passed away Dec. 13, 1996.

In 1982, after 18 years of being a mother of three daughters and a homemaker, Jan started as marketing director of the Western Mall. She then moved on to establishing a fashion tabloid for the Shopping News. Venturing on her own in 1982, she created Promotions Unlimited. Her great business accomplishment came in 1987 with the creation of the South Dakota magazine, "Eyes on You." She was also active in community service projects in Canton, Sioux Falls, and statewide. She was a PEO Chapter U sister for a number of years.

Grateful for having shared her life are: her three daughters, Tracy Steensland Litzen and Nick Litzen, Jill Hansen and her husband, Garret, all of Sioux Falls, and Susan Steensland Hill and Jarrod Hill of Canton; two grandsons, Sawyer and Dawson Hill, of Canton; five sisters, Dee Roskeland, Bennett, Colo.; Jean Kamber, Marlys Coy and her husband James, and Connie Keller and her husband Darrell, all of Sioux Falls, and Pat Groff and her husband, Kelley, Tea; 10 nephews; and seven nieces.

Her best friend, James A. Steensland, and her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial at Grand Valley Lutheran Cemetery near Canton.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton and will resume at 6:30 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.

Emmett Garland Simonson

RAPID CITY - Emmett Simonson passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001, at his home.

He was born May 4, 1919, in Clay County. Iowa, to Simon and Chloe Simonson and grew up in farming communities in Iowa. On April 2, 1941, he married LaVonne Marie Krueger. Together they farmed in Iowa and Wisconsin before moving to Des Plaines, Ill., where he worked for American Airlines for 17 years. Upon retirement in 1981, they moved to Kalispell, Mont., until the death of his wife, at which time he moved to Rapid City to be close to his family.

He is survived by two sons, Curtis Simonson and his wife, Margaret, of Rapid City, and Craig Simonson and his wife, Pat, of Fairbanks, Alaska; one granddaughter, Amanda Price, and her husband, Brad, of Box Elder; one grandson, Dustin Simonson, and his wife, Susan, of New Market, Md.; and four great-granddaughters, Brittany, Caitlyn, and Allison Price of Box Elder and Grace Simonson of New Market, Md. He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne Simonson, in 1994.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, with services at the funeral home on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery, Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Behrens Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Celso L. 'Halley' Collins

HILL CITY - Celso L. "Halley" Collins, of Hill City, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at her home.

Celso L. "Halley" Collins was born April 6, 1936, at Vale, to Ladislado and Guadalupe (Bera) Jimenez. She attended school in Rapid City and was married to Gordon W. Collins in October of 1952. She and her family moved in 1970 to Hill City, where they owned and operated the Skelly Station and G. Bob's Bar for many years.

Because of her strong Mexican heritage, she was very involved with the Mexican people who lived in the Hill City and surrounding areas.

She taught English in the second language program from 1990 through 2000. She also helped many Mexican families with their translation skills.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon W. Collins of Hill City; six sons, Willie Collins of Las Vegas, Nev., Gordon S. Collins and his wife, Jill, Phoenix, Mike V. Collins, Hill City, Joe G. Collins and his wife, Susan, of Phoenix, Daniel L. Collins and his wife, Heidi, of Andalusia, Ala., and Thomas M. Collins and his wife, Carey, Rapid City; four daughters, Patricia M. Noel and her husband, Larry, Phoenix, Jean Damon, Mesa, Ariz., Teresa L. Novotny and her husband, Kenny, and Christine A. Matkins and her husband, Marvin, all of Hill City; three sisters, Lucy Briones of Rapid City, Sophie Chase of Albuquerque, N.M., and Polly Truijillo of Fresno, Calif.; 29 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

A Christian Wake Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City, with Rev. Mark McCormick as the celebrant. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial to the Cancer Society has been established in her memory.

Peggy Behrens

CLARKSTON, Wash. - Peggy Behrens was born Margaret Helen Soutar in Mitchell, S.D., on Sept. 13, 1921, to Frank James Soutar, Spearfish, and Florence (Gunderson) Soutar, Vermillion. She was a graduate of Rapid City High School.

For the past 25 years, she owned Peggaty Books in Clarkston, Wash., where her store was a gathering place for friends and other book lovers. She called herself a "bookman," but few men knew as much as she did about the individual importance, value and history of books.

She was the beloved mother of Jon Stuart Behrens of Longmont, Colo., Jean Ann Omdal, Bow, Wash., and Heidi Behrens-Benedict, of Belleview, Wash. She was the cherished grandmother of Tracey Behrens Welsh; Daniel, Matthew, and Diana Behrens; Hilary and Portia Omdal; and Ryan and Logan Benedict. She was the treasured sister of Patricia Soutar Scheibe of Asotin, Wash., and Jean Soutar Wick of Rapid City. She was the dear mother-in-law of Marvin Omdal and Kay Behrens.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Eva Soutar of Spearfish, and former South Dakota Gov. Carl Gunderson and poet Gertrude Gunderson, her parents, and her brother James Soutar.

The sign in the window of her store read, "Come in with nothing to read and leave with books you can't put down." In her memory, read books.

Viola Leota Dunlap

RAPID CITY - Viola Leota Dunlap, 84, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Rapid City.

She was born Oct. 27, 1916, at Presho, to Daniel and Gertrude (Van Slyke) May.

Viola moved to Vivian with her family as a child and graduated from Vivian High School. On March 16, 1940, she was married to Clinton Dunlap at Fort Pierre. They lived in Madison, Rapid City, and New Underwood, and Fargo and Rutland, N.D., over the next 15 years. During these years, their three children were


In 1956 they moved to Onida. During their years there, Viola was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon and as a member of the Ladies' Circle. For many years, she was a member of the County Extension Club. She also did upholstery work in their home and enjoyed making ceramics. She and Clint also spent many hours following their children's varied activities.

Clint retired in 1979, and at that time they returned to Rapid City and made their home out along the Rimrock Highway. They spent winters in Arizona for many years, and Viola was active in the Ladies' Luncheon Group of their park and served as president for several years. She was also a member of the craft group. She continued to travel to Arizona for several years after Clint's death.

Clint passed away in 1988, and Viola lived in their retirement home until she moved into The Alps Apartments in Rapid City in 1996.

Viola was a member of Big Bend Presbyterian Church and was active in the Ladies' Bible Study Group. She was also a member of the Rimrock Extension Club for many years. She loved to read and was instrumental in organizing the library at The Alps Apartments. She loved visiting with her friends at the Alps, and helped organize evenings when they could get together and play cards. She was a master of crochet and crafting and made many afghans and craft items as gifts for relatives and friends.

She was a friend to all and will be greatly missed by relatives and friends.

She is survived by her three children, Carol Kortan of Spearfish, S.D., Dennis (Charlotte) Dunlap and Neil (Susan) Dunlap of Rapid City; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint, her grandson, Daniel Dunlap, her son-in-law, Donald Kortan, five brothers and sisters, and her parents.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlie Hunt officiating.

Edna C. Hufendick

SPEARFISH - Edna C. Hufendick, 89, Spearfish, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at David M. Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish.

Survivors include her daughter, Myrna Gay Richards; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Campbell, Spearfish; and two brothers, Floyd Campbell, Sturgis, and Ross Campbell, Beaverton, Ore.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Fidler Funeral Chapel in Spearfish and at the church one hour before services on Monday.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, at United Methodist Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Kip Roozen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Onge Cemetery.

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