RAPID CITY | Stephanie Marie Johnson, 33, died Feb. 3, 2020. She was born May 25, 1986.
Survivors include her mother, Teresa Perusich Johnson; her father, Rod Johnson; Uncle John and his wife, Sharon, and their four kids, Jamie, Beth, Sara and Riley; family friend, Jim Gillen; as well as numerous extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Hope Marie Johnson; Grandma and Grandpa Johnson; and uncles, Richard and Ronald Johnson.
RAPID CITY | Paul Orem Jr.'s angels escorted him to his heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, from Rapid City Monument Hospital.
He was born July 6, 1933 in Columbus, OH, the son of the late Paul and Marjorie Orem Sr.
He attended Central High School in Columbus, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and married the love of his life, Margery, that same year. After serving as a bombing navigation systems tech for 20 years, he retired as MSGT in 1974. He spent time in England and Vietnam, and received the good conduct medal in 1957.
Paul was an avid golfer and won several Elks Club Super Senior awards over the years. He also enjoyed mentoring junior golfers, trout fishing and pheasant hunting with his buddies. He certainly knew his way around in the kitchen and loved it when New Year’s Day came around so he could serve pork and sauerkraut to his close friends and neighbors.
He spoiled every dog he ever had, the last one being Buster. He even spoiled the one he dog sat, Odie. They ate better than some people. When he no longer had a dog, he fed his puppies (the deer that came to his yard).
He is survived by wife, Margery of The Village of Skyline Pines; son, Mark; grandson, Mark Jr.; great-granddaughter, Kylie; sisters, Diana Levette of Columbus, OH, and Mara Workentine of Colorado Springs, CO; many nieces and nephews; members of Westgate Church and Westberry Trails Association; and special friends, Bob & Ruth Alfson, Tom Loomis, and Kathy Moen.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Phillip, Lanny and Betty.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Kirk Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Those who wish to remember Paul in a special way (in lieu of flowers) may make a gift in his memory to the Hospice House, 224 Elk St., Rapid City.
RAPID CITY | Our loving father, Dennis John Olivier, passed away peacefully, Feb. 8, 2020 at the Hospice House of the Black Hills.
Born March 14, 1945 to John and Henrietta (Kiel) Olivier (both deceased), brother to Loretta and Dolores (both deceased), Don and Lloyd.
Dennis married Sandy Allen (deceased); survived by children, Robyn (Monte) Morrison, Randy (Yvonne), Veronica (Ron) Terviel, Terra (Curt) Cavaness; grandchildren: Shannon (Josh) Franke, Miles (Alice), Justin (deceased), Dylan, Sienna, Carmella, Wyatt, Jhavyn; and several great-grandkids.
Dad worked many jobs, from being a ranch hand, to National Forest worker, restaurateur, bakery owner, and chef. He enjoyed fishing, walking, tinkering with electronics, and ancestry research. Dad always had a story to tell which he colored with splendor and grandeur. Oh, how we will miss his stories.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Open Heart United Methodist Church, with a luncheon following.
BOX ELDER | Jimmy Lee Crossland, 61, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center.
Jim was born on Sept. 23, 1958 in Okolona, MS, to Jimmy and Alberta (Miles) Crossland Sr.
Jim was raised and graduated high school in Whittier, CA. He joined the U.S. Army in 1977 and was honorably discharged in 1979.
Jim attended and received an accounting degree from National College of Business, Rapid City. He later became self employed as a contract trucker. After many years and thousands and thousands of over-the-road adventures, Jim resolved to employ his talents here in Rapid City. His last place of employment was Karl's TV and Appliance. Sarah, Jim’s wife, said that Jim thoroughly enjoyed working at Karl's and stated many times it was the nicest place of employment he’d ever worked at.
He married Sarah Lidmark on July 22, 2008 in Rapid City. They enjoyed years of commitment and unconditional love for each other.
Jim was an avid runner and although his illness kept him from his love of running towards the end — he constantly looked forward to the day he would get to run on those “Streets of Gold.” He also enjoyed gardening, yard work and planting trees as well as woodworking.
His favorite time was the joy of hanging out with “kids” of all ages. In fact, it was said that at church if there was loud laughter and “running” through the halls, it usually involved Jim and the kids. Jim was one of the original members of “Rich in Christ Church,” now known as “Hope 3:16,” started by Layne and Barb Lindberg. He and Sarah continued that membership throughout their lives together. Jim was an active member of the praise and worship team at church.
A viewing begins at 11 a.m., with Celebration of Life services at 1 p.m. today at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home. Interment, with military honors, will be at 3 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
SPEARFISH | Rose Ann Turbiville was born on March 24, 1934 to William C. and Ruby (Johnson) Rowley in Ekalaka, MT. Rose passed away on Feb. 9, 2020 surrounded by loved ones.
Rose married Dick Turbiville in 1953 and they made their permanent home in the Black Hills in the early 1970s.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, instilling in her children and grandchildren her love of animals and nature. Throughout Dick’s career, Rose was by his side helping to run family restaurants and was always his biggest cheerleader.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her parents, William and Ruby Rowley; and brother, Clarence.
Rose is survived by her children, Don (Sue) Turbiville, Ann Sullivan, Laverne Collins (Arlo), and Rich Turbiville; and grandchildren, Sarah (Scott) Erikson, Ross (Megan) Turbiville, Aaron (Jess) Boyd, Danielle Blakney, Quinn Sullivan, Jeremy (Mandy) Aspen, Alanna (Joshua) Didier, Ashley (Jimmy) Kopp, and Jessica Turbiville.
Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Black Hills Funeral Home in Sturgis. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. at Beaver Lodge Cemetery in Ekalaka, MT.
Memorials can be directed to the Rowley Turbiville Scholarship Fund, c/o Summit National Bank, PO Box 45, Ekalaka, MT 59324.