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Delbert C. 'Bud' Day
MEADOW - Delbert C. "Bud" Day, 79, Meadow, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Fort Meade Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Iris, Meadow; four daughters, Dency Maier, Timber Lake, Karen Hinsz, McLaughlin, Jody Thompson, Eagle Butte, and Jackie Bernstein, Faith; one son, Justin Day, Meadow; one daughter-in-law, Marshel Day-Huber, Lemmon; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Packer, Rapid City, and Mary DeYoe, Belle Fourche; and one brother, Sam Bruno, Kansas City, Mo.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith, and one hour before services at the center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Faith Community Center, with the Rev. Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Faith Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes in Faith is in charge of the arrangements. Their Web site is
Gregory B. Maxon
BLACK HAWK - Gregory B. Maxon, 52, Black Hawk, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his life partner, Autumn Kranzler, Black Hawk; one son, Colton Dante O'Neill, Rapid City; a daughter, Kirstin Maxon Kranzler, Rapid City; his parents, Charles and LaVina Maxon, Buffalo; three brothers Mark Maxon, Vermillion, Clay Maxon, St. Paul, Minn., and Eric Maxon, Box Elder; four sisters, Shelly Baker, Black Hawk, Kim Davis, Rapid City, Kelly Penticoff, Philip, and Nan Rasor, Houston; and one stepbrother, Billy Smallwood, Oklahoma City, Okla..
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mother Butler Center Hall, 221 Knollwood Dr., in Rapid City.
His body was donated to the Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion.
Rush Funeral Home in Philip is handling the arrangements.
Written tributes may be made at
Owen Ducheneaux
BLACKFOOT - Owen Ducheneaux, 59, Blackfoot, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Sheridan, Wyo.
Arrangements are pending with Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge.
Robert H. Eaton
RAPID CITY - Robert H. Eaton, 87, Rapid City, died Friday, October 19, 2007 at his home.
He was born in Raleigh, Illinois, August 6, 1920.
Robert moved to San Diego, California in 1940 where he met Mary Ann Holt and they married in 1943.
Mr. Eaton worked for Consolidated Aircraft until they moved to Rapid City in 1950. He worked for Triangle School Services for 27 years.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, A.F. & A.M., a member of the Elks Lodge and a long time member of Arrowhead Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn Eaton, Rapid City, a daughter, Beverly Woodford, Tucson, AZ, two grandchildren, Kim Miles, Rapid City and Mike Woodford, Custer, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A private service will be held for the family.
Friends may sign his online guest register and leave condolence wishes through
Paul Schott
HOT SPRINGS - Paul Schott, 85, Hot Springs, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his home.
Survivors include one son, Paul David Schott, Hot Springs; three sisters, Annie Webb and Katherine Hassen, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mary Heinzman, Denver; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at McColley's Chapel in Hot Springs
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Evangelical Free Church in Hot Springs, with the Rev. Mark Crossman officiating.
Written condolences can be made at www.mccol
Sharon Bowman
WANBLEE - Sharon Bowman, 65, Wanblee, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.
Mary Catherine Coyle
BRADENTON, Fla. - Mary Catherine Coyle, 80, Bradenton, Florida and former Rapid City resident, passed away October 21, 2007 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. She was born Dec. 21, 1926 at Timberlake, S. Dak. She had been a resident of the Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area for the past twenty years. She was a long time Rapid City resident and was an active and devote member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. She was active with the Legion of Mary, Respect Life, Divine Will, Adoration and Precious Blood. She loved to travel and enjoyed reading.
Survivors include eight children, Elizabeth Veren, Naples, Fl., Barbara Williams and her husband Brian, Evansville, IN, Michael Coyle and his wife Ella, Bradenton, Fl, Madona Sullivan, Sarasota, Mary Lou Creighton and her husband Dan, Greely, CO, Patricia Pantling, Sarasota, FL, Joyce Kirk and her husband Mark, Littleton, CO and Aileen Mathews and her husband Bruce, Catoosa, Ok, two brothers, Edward McGuire and his wife Jane, Sioux Falls, SD and Robert McGuire and his wife Karen, Sioux Falls, SD, thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, James and Laura (Newcomb) McGuire, two brothers, Merlin and Tom McGuire, a sister, Margaret and two grandsons, James and Jason Kirk.
Visitation will be from 5 PM until 7 PM Thursday, with a Christian Wake Service at 7 FM, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with Rev. Michel Mulloy presiding. Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Mrs. Coyle will be remembered by her family and friends as a. very joyful and giving lady. Friends may sign the online guest register and offer condolences at
Peggy A. Kidd
BELLE FOURCHE - Peggy A. Kidd, 65, Belle Fourche, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Lauren Lee Kidd, Belle Fourche; two sons, Murel James Kidd and Bret D. Kidd; her mother-in-law, Nellie Francis Kidd; one brother-in-law, Jay B. Kidd; two sisters, Lola Marie Wright and Virginia Mae Whities; one brother, Kenneth Alan Whities; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Gail Arnold officiating. Inurnment will be at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.
Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.
An online guestbook is available at
Harvey A. Zephier
KYLE - Harvey A. Zephier, 83, Kyle, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Fall River County Hospital in Hot Springs
He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Zephier, Kyle; one son, Perry Zephier, Kyle; four daughters, Pamela Standing Soldier, Sherrie Zephier, Jeanene Zephier and Corrine Zephier, all of Kyle; 20 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Wake services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the hall, with the Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
Emilie C. Fugate
RAPID CITY - Emilie C. Fugate, 100, died Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Goldenliving Care Center, Bella Vista.
She was born December 15, 1906 in Parkston, SD to Christoph and Julianna (Koch) Riemann. In 1907, her parents homesteaded 10 miles southeast of Midland, where she grew up and attended rural schools through the 8th grade.
She graduated from Midland High School and received her B.S. Degree from Black Hills State University, Spearfish. She also attended University of Wyoming, Laramie.
She began her teaching career in 1927 in a rural school near Midland. She also taught rural schools in Pennington County and at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Washington County in Kyle, SD. In 1936, she moved back to Rapid City and taught in the Rapid City Public School system until retiring from Canyon Lake Elementary School in 1972. On June 11, 1948, she married Lilburn C. Fugate at Brookings, SD.
She is survived by her sister, Martha Bonhill, Oceanside, CA, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Rev. William Paepke officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at
John Herman 'Herma' Johnsrud
GILLETTE, Wyo. - John Herman "Herma" Johnsrud, 95, Gillette, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Gillette.
Survivors include one daughter, Anda Anderson, Greeley, Colo.; one son, Randy Scott, Sturgis, S.D.; two brothers, Neil Johnsrud, Everett, Wash., and Oscar Johnsrud, Watford City, N.D.; three sisters, Esther Heller, Fargo, N.D., Ella Hoadley, Wrenshal, Minn., and Mavis Connell, Sutherlin, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be one hour before services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gillette. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the church, with the Rev. Scott Firminhac officiating.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Clear Creek Cemetery near Watford City, N.D.
A memorial has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of the Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyo. or online at www.walker
Fannie Susan Logan
RAPID CITY - Fannie Susan Logan, 79, Rapid City, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include one son, Antoine Star Boy, Denver; three daughters, Fawn Okai-Koi, Susana Geliga and Tatum Geliga, all of Rapid City; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Paul Sleeping Bear, preceded her in death.
A one-night wake will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Mother Butler Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the center, with Roy Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.serenity
Josie L. (Bates) Fernau
NEW UNDERWOOD - Josie L. (Bates) Fernau, 86, New Underwood, died Saturday Oct. 20, 2007 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Josie was born Oct. 14, 1921 to Frank and Johanna (Malchrowicz) Bates. They lived in Cedar Canyon northwest of Faith, SD. She attended rural schools in that area and for several years attended school in a remodeled granary on their ranch. She attended high school in New Underwood and graduated valedictorian from New Underwood High School in 1943. Immediately upon graduation she taught in a rural school and soon earned a two-year teaching certificate from Black Hills Teachers' College and after several years, she completed a bachelor's program via college extension classes and summer school from Black Hills State College. She taught in rural schools in Pennington and Meade counties and for a short while in California. Most of her teaching career was spent at the New Underwood Elementary School and she retired from that district after twenty-five and one half years. Along with teaching school she and her mother owned and operated a ranch south of New Underwood.
Oct. 15, 1977, Josie Bates married Melvin G. Fernau of New Underwood. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Josie was an active member of the New Underwood American Legion Auxiliary, New Underwood Community Church including the Fideles Circle, New Underwood Senior Citizens, Baseline Club and helping her husband care for the New Underwood Cemetery. Her favorite hobby was photography and at every community and family event she was the one that recorded the occasion on film. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and community as she was involved in all occasions with her friendly, happy, helpful and generous ways. She was a pillar within her community.
Josie is survived by her husband, Melvin; stepson Dennis and wife Janet Fernau, all of New Underwood; granddaughter Stephanie and husband David Asman and their children Kyle and Brigham, Salt Lake City, UT; granddaughter Rachelle and husband Scott Roberts and their children Savannah, Cade and Easton, El Paso, TX; one sister, Frances Volmer, New Underwood; one brother, Gerald and wife Bonnie Bates, Rapid City; one niece, Denise (Bates) Mitzel; two nephews, Neil Volmer, New Underwood; Greg and wife Yvonne Bates, Chattanooga, TN and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Alfred Bates of Longmont, CO.
A memorial has been established to the New Underwood Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 24, 2007 at the New Underwood Gymnasium with Rev. Ed Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow in the New Underwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 23, 2007 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at
High Hawk, Narcisse
PORCUPINE - Narcisse High Hawk, 61, Porcupine, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at the Pine Ridge Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.
Bonnie Lynn (Kooiker) Matulka
OMAHA, Neb. - Bonnie Lynn [Kooiker] Matulka, 27, was born on November 27, 1979, in Sioux Center, IA. During her brief sojourn, Bonnie made public profession of her faith in Jesus Christ. Bonnie graduated from Hull Christian Grammar School, Hull, IA; Unity Christian High School, Orange City, IA; and Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA. After teaching for one year at South Sioux City Public High School, Bonnie then taught Spanish and English language learners for five years at Omaha South High School. She also served as a Spanish/English interpreter at many medical facilities in the Omaha area.
Bonnie was a covenant partner in the Ambassadors Worship Center in Omaha, where she served on the praise and worship team. Bonnie was passionate about serving on mission trips teaching on leadership both domestically and abroad. Through the activities at AWC, Bonnie met and eventually married her best friend Mike Matulka on December 29, 2006. Together they faced a rare cancer with undaunted courage. On October 20, 2007, her Heavenly Father carried her from her Omaha home to her Eternal Home. She was tenderly cared for by Mike, her family, an army of volunteers from AWC, and several Hospice care providers.
Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are her husband Michael and his parents Bernard and Marianne Matulka of David City, NE along with his sister, Ann Marie and her fiancé, Craig Tentinger of Wayne, NE; her parents John and Sherry Kooiker of Boyden, IA; siblings: Sam and Jennifer Kooiker and Abbie (6), Ellie (4) and Aubrianna (9 mo.) of Rapid City, SD; Myron and Holly Dekkers and Edyn (4) and Maddie (2) of Hawarden, IA; and Ben and Cathy Kooiker of Alton, IA. She is also survived by her grandparents, Emery and Juanita Eklund of Miltonvale, KS. Bonnie's zest for living meant she enjoyed family gatherings, her friends, travel, real estate investment, her cat Ojitos, and serving others.
Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the church. Services Tuesday, 10/23/07, 10:00 a.m., Ambassadors Worship Center, 565 So. 24 St., Omaha. Graveside Service Tuesday, 4:00 p.m., Hope Cemetery in Hull, IA, with a reception at Hope Christian Reformed Church at 5:00 p.m. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Rudolph Kocourek
MARTIN - Rudolph Kocourek, 89, Martin, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Fort Meade Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Golden Kocourek, Martin; three sons, David Kocourek, Belon, Mo., William Kocourek, Martin, and Rudy Gene Kocourek, Camp Verde, Ariz.; three daughters, Karen Leonard, Carlos, Minn., Kathy Capler, Martin, and Linda Millican, Martin; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the old American Legion auditorium in Martin. Inurnment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Bennett County Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
Everett F. Pompy
RAPID CITY - Long time resident of the Black Hills Everett Pompey, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. He joins his wife, Faye, who has been waiting for him in heaven since her passing in 2005. Everett was born in Roseau, MN.on March 29, 1922. When he was about 18 months old his mother arranged for him to live with Joseph and Hilma Pompy in Tyndall, SD. He always felt very fortunate.
Interestingly, he was never adopted until 1986. After graduating from High School, he attended Southern State Teacher's College. At the age of 19, Everett joined the US Air Force and was commissioned 1st Lt. In 1944, during WW2, Everett married Faye
Young In Ft. Lauderdale, FL. After completing his duty with the military he returned to continue his studies at Southern. In 1950 the family moved to Rapid City so he could attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Everett began his career as a section foreman for Black Hills Power and Light Company. He later became a management trainee and was transferred to Spearfish and then to Newcastle, Wyo., serving as district manager in both locations. His career advancements with BHP&L brought him to Rapid City where he served as VP of Human Resources. In 1985, after 35 years with the company, he retired. Everett was an active member in the community. He took on many roles including president of the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, president of the Spearfish Lions
Club, member of the American Legion, life member of the VFW, Cosmopolitan Club member since 1968, president of the Boy Scout Council from 1971-72 where he received the Silver Beaver Award, Member of the Arrowhead and Meadowbrook Golf Clubs, and an active member of the South Canyon Lutheran Church. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing with his buddies, playing the saxophone in the New Horizons Band, reading, fishing with his family, traveling, and restoring classic cars. Everett is survived by his three sons, Michael Pompy and wife Kathy, Big Piney, WY.; James Pompy, Sacramento, CA and Donald Pompy, Black Hawk; his daughter, Jackie Oeleis, Rapid City, six grandchildren, Christopher and, Melissa Pompy, Mandy Kibler, Brooke Ellis, Bethany Schultz and Kelly Pompy. His two great-grandchildren are Trey Kibler and Hailey Faye Schultz.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm until 7.00pm, Wednesday at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City. Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday at the South Canyon Lutheran Church with Rev. Bruce Thalacker officiating. Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with full Military Honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273. A reception will follow at the church.
Memorials may be sent to the Pompy Scholarship Fund at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology or South Canyon Lutheran Church.
Friends may sign the online guest: register and leave condolence wishes through
Liddie P. Matt
RAPID CITY - Liddie P. Matt, 98, died Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Morningstar Assisted Care Center.
She was born April 9, 1909 on a farm in rural Meade County to Leon and Anna (Placek) Bren. She grew up on the family farm on Elk Creek and graduated from Rapid City High School in 1929.
Liddie married Arthur Matt on February 18, 1931. They purchased a farm in Owanka in 1941 where they remained for many years. She sold the farm in 1993 and moved to Rapid City.
Liddie enjoyed crocheting, and raising her animals and gardening. For many years, Liddie cut and counted Campbell Soup labels for the Rapid Valley Elementary School. She thus became known as the school's 'Campbell Soup Granny'.
Grateful for having shared her life are 2 daughters, Dorothy and husband Bill Jobgen, Kathryn and husband Ed McBride all of Rapid City; 6 grandchildren, Curt (Debbie) McBride, Anchorage, AK; Bret (Carla) McBride, Luanne (Keith) Miracle all of Rapid City; Guy (Amy) Jobgen, Piedmont; Wes (Tammy) Jobgen, Natalie (Bryan) Parks, all of Rapid City; 11 great grandchildren, Kari, Brandon, Kelsey, Jeremy, Kyle, Tyler, Duran, Cody, Megan, McKenna, Emma; 3 great great grandchildren, Aiden, Tristan, Canaan; 3 sisters, Martha King, Gladys Opstedahl and Dorothy Bren all of Rapid City. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Faith Lutheran Church, Rapid City with Rev. Bruce Baum officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established.
Condolences may be conveyed to the family at
Alice Hazel Hawken
SUNDANCE, Wyo. - Alice Hazel Hawken, 90, Sundance, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Crook County Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Ulric Hawken, Sundance; one son, Frank Hawken, Sundance; one daughter, Nancy Steedley, Sundance; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance, with Marvin Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Crook County Museum Foundation.

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