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Flynn, Jeremy L.

RAPID CITY | Jeremy Lynn Flynn, 37, died Jan. 6, 2019.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge

Harmon, Margaret H.

WHITEWOOD | Margaret Helen Harmon, 61, died Jan. 3, 2019.

Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. on April 6, at Hale Hall.

Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. on April 20, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, CO.

Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis

Perschbacher, Ronald

BELLE FOURCHE | Ronald Dean Perschbacher, 59, died Jan. 9, 2019.

Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis

Peterson, Dorothy A.

GILLETTE, Wyo. | Dorothy Anne Peterson, 92, died Jan. 7, 2019.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 13, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, S.D.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14, at the Whitewood (S.D.) Presbyterian Church. Burial to follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Stern, Fredrick M.

ARMOUR | Fredrick Max "Fred" Stern, 86, passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at the Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Long Prairie, MN.

Fred enlisted into the U.S. Army after which he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he met and then married Betty Lucille Maddox on May 1, 1952, in Enid, OK. They were married for 32 years until her death in 1985.

During their marriage they were blessed with three children, David Stern, Shelley Eisenbraun (Jerry) and Kelley Ross (Todd); and four grandchildren, Luke Eisenbraun (Tiffany), Rachel Eisenbraun, Shea Ross and Logan Ross.

Fred retired from the USAF after 32 years with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant while stationed at Ellsworth AFB. After his retirement he enjoyed donating his time to the local veterans club, cooking, bartending and, of course, watching his favorite sports teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins, which on occasion he traveled to watch them play.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lucille Stern (Maddox); son, David Stern; and second wife, Emma Stern (Head).

The Eisenbraun and Ross family would like to extend their gratitude to Armour and Yankton Rehab Centers during his care. Their attentiveness and loving care of Fred during the last years of his life helped ease his struggle.

Burial services will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Betty.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a veterans organization.

Welsh-Farrar, Myrna

STURGIS | Myrna Welsh-Farrar, 93, danced into Heaven on Jan. 1, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at home surrounded by her daughter and friends.

Myrna was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Gordon, NE, to John and Gladys (Cobler) Pouge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters; and daughter, Debra Dansby.

Survivors include her children, John D. Welsh of Montana and Nancy Stafford of Sturgis; children of choice include Russell Hattal of Kadoka, and Leticia Scott and Greg Klar, both of Sturgis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She loved them with all her heart.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Anderson, Carl 'Bud'

RAPID CITY | Carl Eugene "Bud" Anderson, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Clarkson Healthcare Center.

Bud was born Sept. 26, 1926, to Carl and Thelma Anderson in Belle Fourche. He graduated from high school in 1944 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1945. He served in the 98th Division, training for the invasion of Japan, which completed its mission in February 1946. He was honorably discharged by the age of 20, and remarked, “still not old enough to vote!”

Bud returned home to Belle Fourche to learn the carpentry trade with his father. One of their projects was the Hermann Park Bandshell. Their work was well known in the area, and Bud went on to build many homes and repair or remodel countless others.

Bud was a member of the Methodist Church and loved singing in the choir. He cared for his mother for many years until her death in 1970. He married Patricia Binney on Nov. 3, 1971, and they lived in Belle Fourche for several years, then moved to Rapid City. Bud has resided at the Clarkson Healthcare Center since February 2015.

Survivors include his wife, E. Patricia Anderson of Rapid City; stepchildren, John (Brenda) Binney of Missoula, MT, and Joni (Billy) Hokams of Rapid City; sister, Sue (Don) Paulson of Minneapolis, MN; niece, Lisa (Bill) Noziska of Newell; nephew, Jay (Jodi) Jarvi of Spearfish; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and several other nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, June Jarvi.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church.

Inurnment of his ashes will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorials may be directed to Canyon Lake Senior Center.

Arrangements are with Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

Anderson, Marvin E.

BOWMAN, N.D. | Marvin E. Anderson, 78, died Jan. 10, 2019.

Rosary and Vigil services at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13, at St. Charles Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14, at the church. Burial will be at the Bowman Cemetery. 

Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services

Ermish, Delores M.

RAPID CITY | Delores M. Ermish, 89, died Jan. 9, 2019.

Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home

Author shares secrets to making the 'Best Bread Ever'

YANKTON | In her quest for the perfect homemade loaf of bread, a local woman has published a book sharing her personal method for getting perfect results from your bread machine.

"Secrets to Baking the Best Bread Ever," by freelance writer Loretta Sorensen, came out in December and is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"I started helping local authors publish their books in about 2005," Sorensen said. "I knew just enough to be dangerous. (With this book), I did all the graphic design on the inside, and Cindy Mason, who is a graphic designer here in town, actually did the cover. I took all pictures."

Taking her cue from her mother who made everything from scratch, Sorensen said she always wanted to bake bread.

"Over the years, I've tried all the traditional methods. I tried a mixer; I bought a food processor and tried that and nothing worked," Sorensen said. "When I bought the bread machine 20 years ago, I was never happy with it. I used it a few times and then I wound up giving it away."

In 2017, Sorensen's husband Alan was diagnosed with cancer. As he went through treatment and recovery, the couple tried to eat as little processed food as possible, and Sorensen decided to try her hand at bread making once again.

"I thought, 'You know, I should get a bread machine. I bet they are a lot better than they used to be,' she recalled. "Bread machines might have more features, but the basic bread machine is still the same."

Returning temporarily to the traditional method, Sorensen had an epiphany.

"The thing that changed it was, I started using my digital thermometer to check the temperature of my liquid," she said. "That is the key: start it out at the perfect temperature range and try to maintain that warm environment right through to when it's time to start baking."

The bread machine, she realized, could be used to do the hard work, and combined with her newfound knowledge, could yield better results.

"I went traditional, which is a lot of work, and actually, no matter how good you are at it, the traditional way, I could never mix it as thoroughly as the bread machine does," Sorensen said. "It does it for 15 minutes at a time, two kneading cycles. I couldn't do that."

Current yeast has smaller granules than it did when her mother baked, so should be easier to activate, Sorensen said.

"However, my experience has been: activate it; get it started; make sure it's good," she said. "I did some research, too, on the chemistry. You've probably heard that baking bread is an art, and there's some truth to that, but there's also some science involved."

Sorensen's book begins with a bread-making cheat sheet that lists everything that she found contributed to a better loaf, including temperature and equipment specifics, as well as advice on bread-making machines.

With her new bread-making method, Sorensen finally got consistent, delicious results.

"Bread is sensitive, so there is a little variation (in results)," Sorensen said. "The thing that is consistent for me is this: a high rising loaf and light, fluffy bread, that's 100 percent of the time. That is what sold me. I don't have to worry about, 'Will this time be flat and brick-like? No.'"

Sorensen was so pleased with the way her bread was coming out that she started sharing her methods with friends.

"Everyone's like, 'What are you doing? I have the same trouble with my bread machine.' But there are so many little tips," Sorensen said. "I did a bread blog. I blog for Grit magazine about making bread, and as I went, I thought, 'I need to put this in book format so that, first off, I can give it to family and friends, and everyone that is really interested has all the information that I learned and I can just hand it off to them."

In the book, Sorensen recommends using a bread machine, but offers advice on using a mixer, or using the bread machine solely for mixing and kneading.

"In fact, there is one recipe in here from a friend of mine who uses a bread machine to do the first kneading and the first rise, but then she takes it out of the bread machine and rolls it out flat," Sorensen said. "I have tried that, too. It's contrary to logic that you would roll that dough out flat and squeeze out any air bubbles, but that will give you a pretty good loaf."

Using a bread machine to do the hard work will yield wonderful fresh-baked bread in about two hours, Sorensen said.

"Most of the time is at the front end, when you have to get everything in the machine," Sorensen said. "I recommend a bread machine for sure."

In the book, she also includes thorough discussions on flour and grinding, as well as recipes for bread, buns and rolls.

"This is a happy circumstance, and I do think it will help a lot of people," Sorensen said. "Bread machines are coming back, and if somebody buys one, at least they would know what their options are."