Justin James Anderson
RAPID CITY - Justin James Anderson, 26, Rapid City, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include his parents, James and Janelle Anderson, Rapid City; two sisters, Jolene Swarnes, Louisiana, Mo., and Jacci Spry of Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Connor Anderson and Colton Anderson, both of Hermosa; and one daughter, Kyra Anderson, Hermosa.
Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.
Barbara Ann Nichols
LEAD - Barbara Ann Nichols, 65, Lead, died Nov. 28, 2003, in Deadwood.
Committal services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lead, with the Rev. Paul Dahms officiating.
Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish and Lead-Deadwood Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
Richard G. 'Dick' Kjerstad
WALL - Richard G. Kjerstad, better known as "Dick" by his family and friends, was born March 21, 1943 at his parents' ranch northeast of Quinn, South Dakota, the son of Elnoris and Ila (Bean) Kjerstad. He grew up on the ranch and attended country school in that area. Dick then attended Wall High School, graduating in 1960. After graduation he remained on the farm-ranch.
Dick was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Crown on March 2, 1961 in Rapid City. They made their home on the ranch where they raised their four sons, Kem, Jem, Kent and Kevin. Dick farmed and ranched all his life and took great pride that he passed down the opportunity for his children to return to the ranch, as his father had.
He was very proud of having all his sons involved in the family operations. He gave his sons responsibility, early and often. He did not expect success but he knew it would come, because he advised them not to be afraid of failure, but to learn from it. His greatest reward in life was watching his grandchildren grow and knowing that they will continue his legacy.
The deep love he had for his family, community, and land led him to become involved in and lead many organizations that contributed to the opportunity in and the advancement of agriculture and rural America. He was an instrumental member of numerous organizations throughout his life. They include 4-H, where he served as a leader, the Western Junior Livestock Board, where he served as a member and President, the Central States Fair Board, the Jaycees, and the Masonic Lodge. He was also a board member of Golden West Telecommunications, and served as president of Golden West Communications. He was a 35-year member of the Western South Dakota Buckaroos. Dick was awarded the Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer in 1972, the Ag Producer of the Year in 2001, and the SDSU Beef Bowl "Friend of the Beef Industry" award for 2001. Dick was a very instrumental part of the construction of the West River Agriculture Research Center. He was a founding member of the First Western Greater Wall Foundation.
The generosity that Dick possessed can also be seen by his involvement on the Wall School Board, the South Dakota State University Foundation Board, the National Grasslands Coalition, the South Dakota Ag Producer Ventures, and served on the board of the Wall Golf Course, where he was a lifetime member. Dick was also very active with Farm Bureau, serving on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board, and FBL Financial Services Group Board, as well as South Dakota Farm Bureau Vice President from 1988-1995 and is currently President, a position he has held since 1995. Dick was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Wall.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife Patty; four sons, Kem Kjerstad and his wife Mary of Rapid City, Jem Kjerstad and his wife Kelly of Quinn, Kent Kjerstad and his wife Stephanie of Quinn, and Kevin Kjerstad and his wife Melissa of Wall; ten grandchildren, Louis, Elliot, Dillon, Ryan, Brittany, Krysta, Quincy, Natasha, Katrina and Tiana; three step-grandchildren, Lauren, Gillian and Blake; his parents Elnoris and Ila Kjerstad of Quinn; a brother, Jerald Kjerstad and his wife Margy of Piedmont; special members of the family, Gary and Judy Yocum of Wall; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dick was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents and a daughter-in-law, Rose Mary.
Richard G. "Dick" Kjerstad, age 61, of Wall, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, at the Wall High School Gymnasium, and one hour prior to the services at the gym on Saturday.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at the gym with Pastor Jim Cissell officiating.
Interment with Masonic Rites and the Western South Dakota Buckaroos escort will be at the Wall Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Richard Kjerstad Memorial Fund, c/o First Western Bank, PO Box 402, Wall, SD 57790
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements.
Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com.
Barry G. Williams
CASPER, Wyo. - A memorial service for Barry G. Williams, 54, will be conducted June 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Father Michael Carr officiating. Barry died June 14, 2004, at the Wyoming Medical Center following a long illness.
Born July 13, 1949, in Boulder Colorado, Barry moved with his family to Casper in 1950. He attended St. Anthony's elementary school, and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1968. He attended Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, where he received a B.S.C. degree in finance in 1971. He received a juris doctorate degree in 1974 from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. On July 13, 1980, he married Deborah (Jonesy) Hall (a former Rapid City native) in Casper, Wyoming.
Barry is one of the original founders of the Casper law firm Williams, Porter, Day & Neville. He joined the firm in 1975, and practiced in the areas of real estate, commercial law, banking, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. He lectured for the National Business Institute, Wyoming State Bar Association, Wyoming Land Title Association, Greater Yellowstone Law Institute, and the People's Law School. Barry also drafted legislation on real estate issues for presentation to the Wyoming Legislature.
Barry was a member of the Wyoming State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wyoming, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He was President of the Wyoming State Bar Foundation for the year 2000 -2001 and was appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to the Board of Law Examiners for Wyoming. Barry was listed in "Best Lawyers in America" in the categories of real estate law and bankruptcy.
Barry is survived by his wife of 23 years Deb (Jonesy), his brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Joanne Williams, and 10 nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Martha Williams.
Barry was dedicated to his family and friends. He loved life, and enjoyed bird hunting with his dogs, fishing near his family's cabin in the Big Horn Mountains, boating at Alcova, and riding his Harley.
Memorials may be made to Jason's Friends Foundation for children with cancer, or Big Brother and Big Sister.
Newcomer Family Funeral Home and Crematory will be in charge of the arrangements.
Ethel B. Graves
BILLINGS, Mont. - Ethel B. Graves, 83, Billings, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle Graves, Billings; five children, Lynn Dee Aldrich, Fort Collins, Colo., Cynthia Marie Wakefield, Vacaville, Calif., Douglas L. Graves, Billings, Sheila R. Kirkpatrick, Twin Bridges, and Sharon K. Bakker, Billings; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Eichler and Les Eichler; and one sister, Edith Falk.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., with the Rev. Jack Hill officiating. Friends and family may gather at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis before leaving for the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chase Hawks Memorial, Box 31333, Billings, MT 59107, or to the charity of your choice.
Cecile M. Miller
RAPID CITY - Beloved Mother, Wife, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Cecile M. Miller, 75, of Rapid City passed away Thursday, June 10, 2004.
Cecile was born August 23, 1928 in Kyle, SD to Edison and Elizabeth (Gay) Glenn of Kyle, SD.
She is survived by her bother Donald Glenn of Fayetteville, NC, her sister, Rosalie Glenn of Rapid City, four sons, Don Luxon of Crookston, NE, Clement Miller, Jr. of Stillwell, OK, Robert G. Miller and Michael Miller both of Rapid City, two daughters, Donna Holsworth of Ft. Worth, TX, Glenda Miller of Seattle, WA, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clement B. Miller and daughter Elizabeth.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Rapid City with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday June 18, at the Church in Rapid City with Fr. Paul Sneve officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of the arrangements.
SPEARFISH - Johanna Broderson, 89, Spearfish, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at David M. Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish.
Her husband, Fred "Fritz" Broderson, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish, with the Rev. Lloyd Lemke officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.
A memorial has been established for the Salvation Army.
Charlie Chasing Hawk
RED SCAFFOLD - Charlie Chasing Hawk, 13, Red Scaffold, died Monday, June 14, 2004, near Bear Creek as a result of injuries received in an auto accident.
An all-night wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the community gym in Red Scaffold.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the gym, with the Rev. Anthony Kluckman, Deacon Ted Knife and Deacon Harold Condon officiating and traditional services by Pat Janis. Burial will be at the Charlie Chasing Hawk family cemetery.
Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.
Henry M. 'Max' Moore
UPTON, Wyo. - Henry M. "Max" Moore, 85, Upton, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish, S.D.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Moore, Upton; one daughter, Sharon Donner, Upton; two sisters, Opal Stanton and Dorothy Beck, both of Upton; six grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.
His first wife, Hallie McCoy Moore, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Worden Chapel in Newcastle.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at First Baptist Church in Upton, with the Rev. Randy Fowler officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Upton.
Memorials may be made to Upton Ambulance Service.
SELBY - Funeral services for Arnold Mindt age 71 of Selby will be at 2:00 PM Friday June 18, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Selby. Pastor Deb Larson will be officiating. Burial will be in the Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Larson's Funeral Home of Mobridge. A prayer service will be at 7:30 Thursday at the church. Visitation will be from 6 until the conclusion of the prayer service at the church. Mr. Mindt passed away June 14 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Arnold Mindt was born on August 13, 1932 in Mobridge, SD to Walter and Martha (Lehnert) Mindt. Arnold was baptized in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mobridge. Arnold grew up on his parent's farm near Glenham and received his education in Glenham graduating from Glenham High School in 1951. He then served 4 years in the Air Force. Arnold received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, UN Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.
On October 20, 1957 Arnold married Juanita Russell at the United Methodist Church in Selby. Arnold and Juanita made their home on a dairy farm northwest of Selby where they have since resided. His greatest passion in life was something he did everyday, farming. He continued to work in the field after he retired.
Arnie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Selby. He loved to dance, square dance, play cards, fish and shuffleboard, visit and read his favorite magazines for a past time. Arnold was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We love you and will miss you.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Juanita of Selby; three sons, Jay Mindt of Westport, SD, Val (Melanie) Mindt of Black Hawk, SD, Bryce (Sherri) Mindt of Bemidji, MN; one daughter, Brenda (Richard) Goetz of Spearfish, SD; seven brothers, James (Rosemarie) Mindt of South Lake, TX, Walter (Barbara) Mindt Jr. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Edward Mindt of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, Melvin (Bobbie) Mindt of Mobridge, SD, Gerald (Judy) Mindt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Robert (LaDonna) Mindt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Clarence Mindt of Stockton, CA; four sisters, Mary (Al) Reiss of Port Washington, Wisconsin, Joann (Ralph) Reiss of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, Jeanne (James) Paegelow of Jackson, Wisconsin, Barbara (Gary) Fiedler of Glenham, SD; four granddaughters; three grandsons and two stepgrandsons. Four aunts, two uncles and many nieces and nephews.
Arnie is preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers will be Leo Vojta, Lauren Russell, Tyrell Goetz, A.J. Mindt, Matt Parten, Dawn Goetz-Parten.
Special music will be provided by Pat Russell and Dawn Goetz-Parten.