Patrick Michael Clarke
OGLALA - Patrick Michael Clarke, "Canupa Yuha Mani," 45, Oglala, left for the Spirit World Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.
Patrick Michael Clarke was born Sept. 6, 1965, in Crawford, Neb., to Theda Rose Nelson and Edward Lamar Clarke, the youngest of three children. As a child, Patrick lived in Denver, and eventually moved to Oglala, where he attended elementary school at Loneman School and later graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1983.
As a young boy, Patrick was introduced into the Sundance family of Fools Crow in Green Grass, where he danced for over 15 years and was given the Lakota name Canupa Yuha Mani "Pipe Carrier."
In 1994, Patrick was hired by Prairie Winds Casino, where he worked in a variety of capacities until his death. During his tenor at Prairies Winds Casino, Patrick worked as a cashier, van driver, in surveillance, and eventually as a slot technician where every day he continuously enjoyed making his co-workers and customers laugh. He was the longest working employee for Prairie Winds Casino and took pride in his work every day, often taking extra shifts for his co-workers in need.
Known by his close friends and family as "Sungmanitou Wicahcala," Patrick was a good friend and joker to anyone who came in contact with him. He is loved and will be dearly missed by the many people whose lives he impacted every day.
Patrick enjoyed fishing, hunting, gambling, recycling, reading, collecting antiques, cars and making people laugh no matter the circumstances.
Patrick Michael Clarke is survived by his mother, Theda Clarke of Crawford; his brother, Edward "Chip" Clarke of Gillette, Wyo.; his wife of 25 years, Trudy New Holy; five children, Steven Clarke, Phillip Clarke, Ida Clarke, Tynan Clarke and Patrick Clarke Jr., all of Oglala; and his hunka brothers and sisters, Ronald Cross Dog and Rex Crow, both of Oglala, Willie Cross Dog of Greenville, Ill., Wanda Two Bulls of Calico, and Flora Cross Dog of Rapid City.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Lamar Clark and his sister, Ida Rose Clarke.
One-night wake services will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Brother Rene Catholic Hall.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the hall. Burial will be at the Janis Family Cemetery in Manderson.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn ‘Lyn' Morgan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Evelyn (Lyn) Morgan, 54, longtime Charlotte resident, graphic artist, and publications editor passed away at her home Nov. 6, 2010.
She was born July l, 1956, in Lynchburg, Va., the daughter of James Pierpont Morgan and Anne TaylorDahm.
Lyn was an Advertising Account Representative for the Rapid City Journal from 19771980. She left behind many close friends in the Black Hills when she returned to Virginia to pursue a degree in Graphic Art Design.
Lyn touched the hearts and lives of many; she was like a mother to some, a mentor and confidante to many, and a wonderful friend to all. Lyn was an amazingly creative and artistic individual. Her wit, laughter, poise, and beauty will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband, Irwin Bostian, Charlotte; her mother, Anne Taylor and brother David Taylor, Virginia Beach, Va.; and her brother, Ben Morgan and family, Raleigh.
She was preceded in death by her father; her stepmother, Betty Jean Morgan; and her brother, Michael Taylor.
On Sunday, Nov. 14, The Neighborhood Theatre of Charlotte hosted a well attended memorial which celebrated Lyn with ive performances of her favorite music and showcased examples of her graphic art designs. Online condolences may be contributed or viewed at www.carolina funeral. com
A memorial fund for the production of a book of Lyn's graphic art has been established through The Neighborhood Theatre. For further information, inquire at www.neighbor hoodtheatre.com.
Phyllis Rae Spencer
SUNDANCE, Wyo. - Phyllis Rae Spencer, 79, Sundance, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, John Spencer, Sundance; four children, Richard Spencer, Kathaleen Spencer and Timothy Spencer, all of Sundance, and Michael Spencer, Paradise, Texas; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Smith, Moorcroft; and a sister, Mignon Thorson, Sundance.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel.
Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.
An online guestbook is available at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.
Harry John Berger
OSHOTO, Wyo. - Harry John Berger, 95, Oshoto, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Dorsett Regional Senior Care in Spearfish, S.D.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Allen Berger and Larry Gene Berger; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Oshoto Community Bible Church. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.
Mabel T. Tittle
RAPID CITY - Mabel T. Tittle, 78, Rapid City, died Monday Nov. 15, 2010, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Jay Tittle, Black Hawk, and Wayne Tittle, Houston; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford D. Tittle.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Bruce Baum officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
An online guestbook is available at www.behrenswilson.com.
Donald W. Fralick
RAPID CITY - Donald W. Fralick, 89, Rapid City died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at a local nursing home.
Arrangements are pending with Black Hills Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sturgis.
Dennis Neil O'Donnell
LINCOLN, Neb. - Dennis Neil O'Donnell, 57, Lincoln, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Papillion, as the result of an automobile accident.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include three sisters, Rose Jefferson, Pensacola Fla., Mary Mathews, Draper, S.D., and Kathy McNulty, Berthhoud, Colo.
Memorial Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 27, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre, S.D.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Pierre.
Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com.
LeRoy O. ‘Roy' Knutson
RAPID CITY - LeRoy O. "Roy" Knutson, 92, Rapid City, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Morningside Manor in Alcester.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Swanson, Greensboro, N.C., and Karen Draper, San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Bender, Garretson; and two brothers, LaVern Knutson, Denver, and Marion Knutson, Rapid City.
Kirk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jenny Rose Two Crow
KYLE - Jenny Rose Two Crow, 27, Kyle, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Rapid City.
Survivors include three sons, Tyler Two Crow, Michael Two Crow, and Miguel Two Crow and a daughter, MaTisha Two Crow Gay, all of Rapid City; her parents, Aubrey Two Crow and Judy Lays Hard, both of Kyle; a brother, Albert Broken Rope, Allen; and four sisters, Jessica Two Crow, Ashley Two Crow, Amber Two Crow, and Alma Broken Rope, all of Rapid City.
Two-night wake services begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the hall. Burial will be at St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.