Rose Gauze Erz

BAKER, Mont. - Rose Gauze Erz, age 86, Baker, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.

She was born April 4, 1914, at Capitol, Mont., the daughter of John and Marie Hovde Buan.

She spent her early years on a ranch located on the Little Missouri River near Camp Crook, S.D.

She attended early grade school in Deadwood and graduated from high school in Spearfish. In July 1933, she married Harry E. Gauze. Harry was a career service man, and they lived in Sturgis, S.D., Spearfish, S.D., and Cheyenne, Wyo., before settling in Rapid City, where he retired and was later employed at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Mr. Gauze died in December 1966.

In April 1974, Rose married Leo Erz. He died in 1993.

In Oct. 1997, Rose moved to Baker to live near her daughter. She entered the Fallon Memorial Nursing Home in Baker in December 1998. Rose was a dedicated, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a full-time homemaker and gardener. Her yard, with its many roses, was a showplace. She loved sightseeing. Both Harry and Leo were wonderful traveling companions, and she was able to enjoy many nice trips.

Survivors include her son, James Gauze and his wife, Aletha, Kempner, Texas, and their children, Johna, Kris and Heath, all living in Texas; her daughter, Betty Mueller and her husband, Max, of Baker, and their children, Ken and his wife, Renee, and Beth Meggers and her husband, Roger, all of Baker; and Jana Huss and her husband, Jerry, Ann Hilderbrand and her husband, Mark, and Karl Mueller, and his wife, Ginger, all of Miles City, Mont.; 10 great-grandchildren; five stepdaughters and their families, Helen Jean Benson and her husband, Don, of Morristown, S.D, Phyliss Birrenkott and her husband, Vernon, of Lemmon, S.D., Kathleen Grueber and her husband, Rudy, of Granite Bay, Calif., Virginia Koltes and her husband, Wayne, of Newbury Park, Calif., and Rita Bowman and her husband, Bob, of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and one sister, Olena Buan.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Stevenson's Funeral Home in Baker.

Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker is in charge of the arrangements.

Joy Harris Sauers

SIOUX FALLS - Joy Harris Sauers, 30, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Sauers, Sioux Falls; her parents, Gordon and Joyce Harris, Sioux Falls; one sister, Jami Cedras, Memphis, Tenn.; and grandmother, Tunis Harris, Fort Worth, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.

Altha F. Jordan

ABERDEEN - Altha F. Jordan, 82, Aberdeen, and formerly of rural Faith, died Friday, Nov. 3, at Aberdeen Living Center.

Survivors include her two daughters, Darlene Jordan, and Diane Conn, Aberdeen; two sons, Dan Jordan, Faith, and Donald Jordan, Benton Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Elsie Mitcham, Mildred Mitchell, Leona Haltom, Ida Mitchell and Mary Ann Mitchell; and three brothers, Bruce Mitchell, Billy Jo Mitchell and James Mitchell, all of Arkansas.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, and one hour before services at Faith Area Memorial Chapel of Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Brian Fawcett officiating.

Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery in the Howes community south of Faith.

Anton E. Langer

SPEARFISH - Anton E. Langer, 82, Spearfish, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Langer, Spearfish; five sons, Roger Langer, Ronald Langer, Jerry Langer, Allan Langer and Ray Langer; one daughter, Sharon Toavs; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Langer and Joe Langer; and two sisters, Eva Heeren and Dorothy Doyle.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Carlsen-Jolley Funeral Home in Spearfish, and one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spearfish, with the Rev. Kerry Prendiville officiating.

A Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. at the church on Tuesday.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.

Janice M. Bedford

MITCHELL - Janice M. Bedford, 79, Mitchell, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at Weskota Memorial Medical Center in Wessington Springs.

She is survived by one brother, Melvin Madsen, Rapid City.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at Will Funeral Chapel, with a prayer service at 8:15 p.m.

Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian.

John C. Jeffery

SPEARFISH - John C. Jeffery, 83, Spearfish, and formerly of Lead, died Nov. 4, 2000, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jeffery, Spearfish; two sons, Jim Jeffery, Deadwood, and John "Jack" Jeffery, Spearfish; one brother, James "Bud" Jeffery, Fruitdale; and one sister, Louise Stumpf, Nisland; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Fidler Funeral Chapel, Spearfish.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Spearfish United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Masonic Rites provided by Past Master Melvin Seymour.

Robert W. "Bob" Buchan

RUSHVILLE, Neb. - Robert W. "Bob" Buchan, 66, Rushville, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Santa Fe, N.M.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Buchan, Rushville; four sons, Bob Buchan, Apache Junction, Ariz., Bill Buchan, Hastings, Neb., Butch Buchan, Portales, N.M., and Byron Buchan, Rushville; one sister, Barb Schrader, Rapid City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Gordon, with the Rev. Robert Karnish officiating.

Burial will be at Gordon Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home.

Kenneth W. Grebner

SPOKANE, Wash. - Kenneth W. Grebner, 66, Spokane, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Spokane.

Survivors include his son, Larry Grebner, Wenatchee, Wash.; one daughter, Gina Woodruff, Sandpoint, Idaho; one brother, Leo Grebner, Rapid City; three sisters, Lucille Knutson, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Donna Tennis, Vale, S.D., and Delores Klug, Belle Fourche, S.D.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the downtown Elks Lodge in Ashland, Ore.

Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.

John Donnelly

ENCINITAS, Calif. - John Donnelly, 66, Encinitas, died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, in his home.

John was born Jan. 2, 1934, in Rapid City, S.D. He lived in Encinitas for 27 years.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Corrine Donnelly; two daughters, Dianne Donnelly, Indianapolis, Ind., and Tracy Donnelly, Oceanside; one son and daughter-in-law, John R. Jr. and Leslie Donnelly, Oceanside; two sisters, Joan Lampert and Nancy Brady, both of Rapid City; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Barbara Donnelly, Rapid City; two grandchildren, Cassandra and Megan Donnelly, both of Oceanside; and 19 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Elma Donnelly.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 1 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Encinitas.

Inurnment was at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.

Raymond "Ray" Kennedy

HOT SPRINGS - Raymond "Ray" Kennedy, 80, longtime Hot Springs resident and businessman, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hot Springs.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Isburg-McColley's Chapel in Hot Springs.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at United Churches, with the Rev. Gary Warren officiating. Military graveside rites will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Ray was born Sept. 11, 1920, in rural Edgemont to Archibald and Eliza (Sundahl) Kennedy. Ray attended rural elementary school near Edgemont and Edgemont High School. Ray later attended Success Business College in Denver, Colo., where he received his associate's degree. He worked for Black Hills Elevator in Edgemont, and on Dec. 16, 1942, he married Geraldine E. Dunn in Edgemont. Ray entered the Army and served his country in World War II from 1942 until 1945, when he returned to Edgemont and managed the P.C. Variety Store until 1951. Ray then managed and later owned Fowler, Crum and Perdue Department store in Hot Springs until 1983. He then owned and operated P.U. Garbage Service in Hot Springs for three and one-half years.

Ray was a member of United Churches; American Legion; VFW; the city councils in both Edgemont and Hot Springs. He also served on the South Dakota Commission for the Reorganization of Elementary and Secondary Education,which was a major accomplishment.

One of Ray's most dedicated projects was the restoration of the Petty Building, where he spent many hard hours scraping paint from the sandstone blocks. The Petty Building is registered with National Historical Society. Ray also was a co-founder of Hot Springs Memorial Gardens.

Family was a major part of Ray's world, and regardless to whom he spoke or came in contact with, it mattered not to him their age or gender, color, or even how successful they were, but that he could make it a better world for them because he treated each and every one like his own. To have known him automatically made you an adopted member of his family and a much better person because of it.

Along with his entire adopted family, other survivors include two daughters, Mary Anna (Mrs. Joe) Bails, Hot Springs, and Linda (Mrs Douglas) Rogers, Camden, S.C.; one son David, and his wife, Pamela Kennedy, of Fort Meade; one daughter-in-law, Bobbi Clay Kennedy of Columbia, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, in 1991; his son, Raymond; one grandson; his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

A memorial has been established to Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs, in care of Mary Anna Bails, 510 University Ave., Hot Springs, SD 57747.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg-McColley's Chapel of the Hills.

Eino J. Mackie

SPEARFISH - Eino J. Mackie, 82, Spearfish, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Fern Mackie, Spearfish; three daughters, Diana Brisco, Charlotte, N.C., Janell Tachenko, Grassy Butte, N.D., and Bonny Schmid, Rapid City; three sons, David Mackie, Cove, Ore., Jerry Mackie, Gerring, Neb., and Bert Mackie, Buffalo, Wyo.

Arrangements are pending with Fidler Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.

Anna Bell Bush

MIDWAY, Ky. - Anna Bell Bush, 68, wife of the late Randle "Shotgun" Bush, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. She was a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a former Texas Instruments employee.

Left to cherish her loving memory are nine children and their spouses: Kenneth and his wife, Carolyn Bush, Rapid City, the Rev. Randle and his wife Brenda Bush, Nicholasville, Vanessa and her husband, Ed Hale, Versailles, Lottie and her husband, Rob Neal, Lexington, Chris Charles Bush, Dallas, Texas, Norman and his wife, Ginger Bush, Larry and his wife, Carla Bush, Marilyn Bush, and Melvin Bush, all of Midway; her father, Charles Mulder, Zion Hill; four sisters, Juanita and her husband, Cad Mulder, of Zion Hill, Kay Mulder of Versailles, Meltina Mulder and and Teanna and her husband, William Carter, both of Lexington; two brothers, Gene A. Mulder and C.B. and his wife, Thelma, Mulder, all of Lexington; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the church, with the Rev. Clyde Beverly II officiating.

Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers will be Norris Ingguls Jr., Mark Mulder, Joe Richards, Aaron Hamilton, Tony Richards and Teddy Garner.

Honorary casket bearers will be Donnie Richards, Ben Richards, Jeffery Richards, Chad Mulder, Earl 'Buddy' Raglin, Roy Guy, and Jake Davis.

Bonnie A. Zimmerman

DEADWOOD - Bonnie A. Zimmerman, 68, Deadwood, died on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at her home in Deadwood.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Kruse, Whitewood; two sons, Michael Zimmerman, Rawlins, Wyo., and Dale Zimmerman, Rapid City; four grandchildren; her mother, Lucille Strickland, Spearfish; and one brother, Stanley Strickland, Vancouver, Wash.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Chaput Funeral Home in Deadwood, with the Rev. Steve Agan officiating.

Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

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