Obituaries for September 4

2002-09-02T23:00:00Z Obituaries for September 4 Rapid City Journal
September 02, 2002 11:00 pm

Ruth Haizlip Brinker

RAPID CITY, So. Dak. - Ruth Haizlip Brinker, 78, daughter of the late P.T. and Beulah Hodges Haizlip of Leaksville, NC, died August 27, 2002, in Rapid City, SD.

She is survived by three daughters, M. Scott Gilliam and Thomme Kae Ebbe of Stoneville, NC, Rozlynne Haizlip Goyer (Kevin) of Rapid City, SD; three stepchildren, Clark Brinker of Ft. Myers, FL, Joyce Clark (Jesse) of Bradenton, FL, and Billy Joe Brinker of Orlando, FL; seven grandchildren, Ruth Smith (Tim) of Pleasant Garden, NC, Edgar Masters of San Diego, CA, Thomas Gilliam (April) and Alexander Ward (Devan) of Eden, NC, Rosemarie Copenhaver (Dan) of Tacoma, WA, Stephanie Belton of Rapid City, SD and Amber Clark of Bradenton, FL. She also left six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, and grandson, Guy Ward.

She was a graduate of Leaksville High School, class of 1941. As a military wife, Ruth traveled to the Middle East, and retired in 1972 from the NASA Apollo Space Program after 20 years with US Civil Service.

She was a member of The Order of Amaranth of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and a member of Spray Methodist Church in Eden, NC.

Arrangements are being coordinated by Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City, SD. Memorials in her name may be made to any charity of choice.

Hillard U. Haseman

HOT SPRINGS - Hillard U. Haseman, 87, Hot Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Haseman, Hot Springs, and two sons, Melburn Haseman, Prescott, Ariz., and Larry Haseman, Edgemont.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Castle Manor Nursing Home in Hot Springs, with Dan Barcus officiating.

McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Half Red

RAPID CITY - Rebecca Half Red, 81, Rapid City, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Luanne Quick, Rapid City; two grandsons, Michael John Half Red, Albuquerque, NM, and Jason Quick, Box Elder; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Quick, Box Elder; four great-grandchildren, Sandra, Kaeleigh, Jorden and Jaydan; two special friends, Ben Rhodd, Hill City, and Jessie Y. Sundstrom, Custer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and six brothers and sisters.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City. Visitation will be one hour prior to services, which will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home, with Rev. Simon Looking Elk officiating.

Burial will be in the Custer Cemetery, Custer, SD.

A memorial has been established.

Robert Michael

WENATCHEE, Wash. - Robert Michael, 70, Wenatchee and formerly of Vale, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Michael, Wenatchee; five daughters, Patty Flynn, Deer Lodge, Mont., Pam Lewis, Sturgis, Bobbie Williams, Lead, and Helen Millar and Stella Andersen, both of Rapid City; one son, Richard Michael, Wenatchee; two stepsons, Steven Robbins and Terry Robbins, both of Wenatchee; one sister, Phyliss Anderson, Safford, Ariz.; one brother, Ross Michaels, Mount Vernon; his half sisters and half brothers, Sandy, Dixie, Marlene, Brad and Brian, all of Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1952.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Fort Meade Chapel at Fort Meade.

Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, (800) 327-4545, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lenord Bateman Yarger

RAPID CITY - Lenord Bateman Yarger, 94, Rapid City, died at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

He was born September 5, 1907, in Eaton County, Michigan, to Clyde and Geno (Bateman) Yarger. He graduated from High School at Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and from Michigan State University in 1931 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He worked as a Land Surveyor in Michigan until 1935 when he accepted a position with the Bureau of Public Roads in Austin, Texas.

He married Clara Peterson on Christmas Eve, 1935.

In 1938, after a short stay in Washington, D.C., he transferred to the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, in Columbia, South Carolina.

During the ten years in South Carolina, Lenord and Clara's children, Victoria and Terry, were born. In 1948 greener pastures beckoned in Albany, then Ithaca, New York, until 1953 when he answered the Call of the West. Moving to Rapid City, South Dakota, his work continued with the U.S.G.S., Water Resource Division.

Lenord was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Black Hills Division); a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church; a life member of the S.D. Ornithological Union; Down Town Kiwanis; Coin Club; Mineral Club; and Darton Geological Society. He supported the Boy Scouts, the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, and the Research, Conservation, and Development Association. He was also chairman of the Board of the Black Hills Federal Credit Union for several years.

He enjoyed traveling and helping out on many field trips with the Geology students from the School of Mines.

Archeology was a major interest, whether on the "dig" or in the lab.

As a boy he was a trapper; as a man he became a hunter, and spent many happy days in the field with his hunting friends.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Yarger, Rapid City; a daughter, Victoria Kuster and her husband, Donald of Burnsville, Minnesota; a son, Terry and his wife Andrea of Rollins, Montana; four grandchildren, Dana Yarger of Pierre, S.D., Jason Yarger and his wife Kimberly of Newcastle, Wyoming, Neil Kuster of Seoul, Korea, Laura Goodall and her husband, Nathan, living in Germany; two great-grandchildren, Brienna and Quinn Yarger of Newcastle, Wyoming; a brother, Kenneth and his wife Irene of Lansing, Michigan.

A private inurnment was held in May under the direction of Osheim-Catron Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Houston officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be given to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Black Hills Chapter of the S.D. Archaeological Society.

Edna Wilen Lehto

SPEARFISH - Edna Wilen Lehto, 85, Spearfish, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home.

Arrangements are pending with Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish.

Joe L. Perez

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Joe L. Perez, 81, passed away on August 8, 2002, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 11, 1921, at Sunnyside, Colorado. He came to Rapid City with his family at the age of 6 and lived here until he entered the service. He was stationed in Germany and served in different areas during World War II.

After the war, he settled down in Leavenworth, Kansas and was a painter by trade.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, and two daughters, Kim Perez of Hays, Kansas, and Janie Summers of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are three sons, Rick Howard of Raymore, Mo., Randy Howard of Nesbitt, Miss., and Russell Howard of Independence, Mo. A brother, Felix Elizalde of Castro Valley, Calif., and a sister, Pauline Arguello of Rapid City, 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly plus many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Patrick Summers, a sister Ferne Perez and his loyal dog "Taco."

Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel chapel at the Veterans Administration center in Leavenworth, Pastor Tom Bailey officiated. A eulogy was given by his daughter Kim Perez.

Interment was at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan.

Jessie 'Janet' Jones

VALE - Jessie "Janet" Jones, 68, Vale, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at the Sturgis Community Health Care Center.

Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Sturgis, with Pastor Keith Nelson officiating.

Janet was born January 13, 1934, at Hyannis, NE, to Andrew and Jessie (Haney) Jones. She was the youngest daughter of thirteen children. She graduated from school in Alliance, NE. She moved to Rapid City, SD, where she was married and had four children. From there she moved to Vale, SD, where she resided with her family of dogs until her death. She had many very special friends that she loved to entertain and visit.

Survivors include her son Richard Rust and his wife Sue, Denver, CO; two daughters, Nancy Dyer, Casper, WY, Kathy Flaigg and her husband Jerry, Sturgis; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Berneice Wright, Maxine Osborne and Shirley Gillispie; one brother, William "Billie" Jones; and two very special brothers-in-law, "Doc" Gillispie and Bill McMaster.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucinda Marie, parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Marcine J. DeNeui

SPEARFISH - Marcine J. DeNeui, 64, Spearfish, died Monday, September 2, 2002, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.

Marcine Joyce DeJong was born on August 3, 1938, the only girl of 5 children to Jake and Elvie (Debulten) DeJong in the farm home in Turner County, SD. She attended local schools and graduated from Chancellor High School in 1956. Marcine moved to Sioux Falls and worked as a housekeeper for several families until she married Myron "Buzz" DeNeui on June 21, 1957. Marcine filled the early years of her marriage by raising 6 children. In the mid 1970's she was employed with the Sioux Falls School District as a teachers' aide until her retirement in 1990. She and Buzz moved to Spearfish that year.

Throughout her life, Marcine enjoyed raising and caring for her family, gardening, interior decorating, reading and doing crafts.

Grateful for having shared her life are her mother, Elvie DeJong of Chancellor, SD; her husband, Myron "Buzz" DeNeui of Spearfish; her children and their spouses, Vincent and Sharma DeNeui of Arvada, CO, Cheryl and Randy Haack of Sioux Falls, SD, Bradley DeNeui of Sioux Falls, SD, Kimberly and Jake Jansevics of Spearfish, SD, Kevin and Kimberly DeNeui of Sioux Falls, SD, Jason DeNeui of Spearfish, SD; her six grandchildren, Benjamin, Austin, Jessica, Katelyn, Kori and Shawn; her brothers, James DeJong of Sheldon, IA, Donald DeJong of Lennox, SD, Marvin DeJong of Chancellor, SD and Bennett DeJong of Harrisburg, SD.

She was preceded in death by her father.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to either the Lookout Memorial Hospice or to the Whitewood Presbyterian Church.

Visitation with the family present will be at the Carlsen and Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish on Thursday, September 5, 2002, from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2002, at Mt. View Baptist Church in Spearfish, with Rev. Herb Vetter officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish. The Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ronald K. Trankle

SIOUX FALLS - Ron Trankle, 63, of 3184 S. Tyler Court, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2002 in Sioux Falls. Ron was born in Rapid City, SD, on February 19, 1939, to John and Eva (Bunch) Trankle. He married Joan Pauley on December 30, 1967, in Vale, SD. Ron was an Independent Insurance Agent until 1971 when he joined Skluzak Realty. In 1976 he partnered with Ken Dunlap to establish Key Real Estate where they have been active in home sales, real estate development, and property management. Ron also owned and operated Dakota Appraisal Service in Sioux Falls with his son, Troy.

Ron was an active member of several professional organizations; the Elks Lodge; and A.F. & A.M. Trinity Masonic Lodge 200 of Sioux Falls. He was a Life Member of the National Guard Association of the United States. Ron was an Executive Officer for the South Dakota Military Academy in the Army National Guard. He retired as a Captain in 1977 after 20 years of service.

His wife, Joan, and one son, Troy, both of Sioux Falls, survive Ron. Also grateful for having shared in his life are two brothers, Richard and his wife, Betty, Rapid City, Ray and his wife, Kathy, Sioux Falls; and one sister, Barb Tinsdale and her husband, Mark, Mesa, AZ.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. A Public Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Habitat for Humanity or the Scottish Rite-USD Children's Speech and Language Disorders Clinic in Sioux Falls.

Anne M. Meader

SPEARFISH - Anne M. Meader, 96, Spearfish, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in Spearfish.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, including George Auer, Spearfish.

Arrangements are pending with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.

Leland 'Bill' Bent

FAULKTON - Leland "Bill" Bent, 87, Faulkton, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Faulkton Health Care Center.

Survivors include his wife, ReJean Bent, Faulkton; four children, Barbara Duncan, Rapid City, Claude Bent, Hot Springs, Judie Peterson, Elkhorn, Neb., and Nancy Grunewaldt, Miranda; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army from November 1942 to December 1945.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at United Church of Faulkton, with the Rev. Bruce Adams officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at Faulkton Cemetery.

Vernon Howard Trapp

MILBANK - Vernon Howard Trapp, 82, Milbank, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at his home.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Trapp, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Michael Trapp, Milbank; one daughter, Karla Pudwill, Rapid City; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Duane Trapp, Milbank; and two sisters, Lois Loof, Corona, and Judy Winkleback, Milford, Iowa.

His wife, Gladys Trapp, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Emanuel- Paterson Funeral Home in Milbank and for one hour before services Thursday, Sept. 5, at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Mark Holland officiating.

Burial will be at Milbank City Cemetery.

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