Lloyd J. Brave

RAPID CITY - Lloyd J. Brave, 80, Rapid City, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sturgis.

Survivors include five sons, Wendell Brave, Spanaway, Wash., Francis and LaVern Brave, both of Great Falls, Mont., Daryl Brave, Seattle, and Lester Larvie, Rapid City; one daughter, Shirley Larvie, Rapid City; one brother, Mark Brave, Rapid City; one sister, Ellen Small, Rapid City; and numerous grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Kirk Chapel of Light in Rapid City.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. Pat McCorkell officiating.

Burial, with military rites by Sturgis Honor Guard, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mrs. V.W. Uecker

CUSTER - Viola W. Uecker of Custer entered heavenly glory by faith in Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 28th, at Meadowbrook Manor in Rapid City, as the result of a stroke.

Viola Irene Weiland was born on July 1, 1909, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Albert A. and Louisa (Bloom) Weiland. She spent her childhood years in Yankton, and later taught country school in Yankton County. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for several years as a receptionist.

On June 7, 1936, she married the Rev. R.W. Uecker of Custer, and the couple resided in Custer until 1964. She then moved with her family to Ada, Minnesota, and then to Garner, Iowa, and she and her husband returned to Custer upon his retirement in 1978.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. Warren W. Uecker, and his wife, Carol, of Madison, South Dakota; two grandsons: Toby, who is a student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and Joshua, who is a senior at Madison High School; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997, her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

A memorial service remembering God's blessings upon His child will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Custer at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, October 4th.

Behrens Mortuary, Rapid City, SD, is in care of arrangements.

Robert Cleveland

FORT MEADE - Robert Cleveland, 80, Fort Meade, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sturgis.

Survivors include four sons, William Cleveland, Manassas, Va., Kenneth Cleveland, Virginia Beach, Va., Tim Cleveland, Belle Fourche, and Frank Cleveland, Baltimore; two daughters, JoAnne Cleveland, Spearfish, and Beth McDonald, Norfolk, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.

His wife, Elizabeth Cleveland, preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, and for one hour before services Thursday, Oct. 3, at Historic Fort Meade Chapel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Meade Chapel, with Chaplain Moe Greiner officiating.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Ted Darell Ricketts

BELLE FOURCHE - Ted Darell Ricketts, 44, Belle Fourche, died July 17, 2002, in Belle Fourche.

Survivors include his parents, Teddy and Sonia Ricketts, Belle Fourche, and one brother, Trevor Ricketts, Minnesota.

A service of remembrance will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, with the Rev. Paul Howard officiating.

Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche is in charge of arrangements.

Don R. Craine

RAPID CITY - Don Richard Craine ("Dr. Don"), 74, Rapid City, died at his home at 2907 Chapel Lane on September 29th, 2002.

Doctor Don was born July 7, 1928, in Watertown, WI, to Dr. Donald and Violet (Dickinson) Craine. He grew up in Wisconsin and received his medical degree from Marquette University, and his radiology degree at Walter Reed Hospital while serving in the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Ennis Craine. Sons: Jeffrey Craine, Madison, WI, and Jonathon Craine, Watertown, WI. Three daughters: Mahri (Sean) Wright, Long Beach, CA, Kirstie Craine, Los Angeles, CA, Laura (David) Van Dale, Rapid City, SD, and his three beloved grandsons: Gage, Connor and Caleb. His brother, James (Mary Lou) Craine, Scottsdale, AZ. Sisters: Donna Kennedy, McCoy, CO, and Jane (Dick) Peldo, Bass Lake, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Don, we love you very much and miss you dearly.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established and contributions may be sent to 2907 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702. All gifts will be donated to Hospice of the Hills.

Arrangements are with Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City.

Clement Carlson

BISON - Clement Carlson, 71, Bison, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon.

Survivors include his wife, Theora Carlson, Bison; one daughter, Rebecca, Rapid City; one son, Mark Carlson, Seattle; one granddaughter; one brother, Robert Carlson, Coon Rapids, Minn.; and two sisters, Pat Anderson, Kent, Wash., and Sondra Seay, Sparks, Nev.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home's Prince of Peace Chapel, with the Rev. Audie Brockel officiating.

Burial, with military honors by Sturgis Vets Club, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to Lutheran Brethren Church.

Edwin J. Staller

RAPID CITY - Edwin J. Staller, 80, Rapid City and formerly of Plankinton, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at a local nursing home.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene Staller, Plankinton; three children, Delwin Staller, Rapid City, Cheryl Bachmeier, Renton, Wash., and John Staller, El Cajon, Calif.; one sister, Gladys Hunter, Westminister, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

Harold Lawrence 'Hal' Caesar

RAPID CITY - Harold Lawrence "Hal" Caesar, 81, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sturgis.

Survivors include three sons, Scott Caesar, Rapid City, Terry Caesar, Japan, and John Noyes, Maine; three daughters, Elaine Noyes, Rapid City, Marilyn Sullivan, Texas, and Shelly Anderson, Georgia; and five grandchildren.

Private family services will be at a later date.

Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin Edward Simons

BEULAH, Wyo. - Franklin Edward Simons, 78, Beulah, died Monday, September 30, 2002, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish, S.D.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Simons, Beulah; two sons, Franklin Simons Jr., Denver, and Sully Simons, Beulah; one daughter, Linda Johnson, Belle Fourche, S.D.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Vellna Martin, Rapid City, and Veva Ferguson, Mountain Home, Idaho.

Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts Funeral Chapel of Sundance.

Isabel Chiller

HOT SPRINGS - Isabel Chiller, 78, Hot Springs, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs.

Luvella Lilac Olesen

HASTINGS, Minn. - Luvella Lilac Olesen, 102, Hastings and formerly of Viborg, S.D., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Augustana Home in Hastings.

Survivors include her twin sister, Estella Oksol, Hastings; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

Two husbands, Christian Jepsen and Albert Olesen, preceded her in death.

Luvella Olesen and Estella Oksol had been listed as the oldest living twins in the U.S.A. and Canada.

Visitation will be for one hour before services, which will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Spring Valley Lutheran Church in Viborg, with the Rev. Verlyn Smith and the Rev. Unzicker officiating.

Burial will be at Spring Valley Lutheran Cemetery in Viborg.

Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Raymond Tammi

STURGIS - Howard Raymond Tammi, 76, Sturgis, died Monday, September 30, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until service time at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 4, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, with Chaplain Moe Greiner officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Howard was born June 8, 1926, at Lead, SD, to Sven and Lillie (Aho) Tammi. He grew up at Lead and attended rural country schools in Lawrence County. Howard worked at Homestake Gold Mine before entering the U.S. Army in 1954. He served during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged on November 17, 1956. Howard returned to the Lead area and worked at Homestake. He later worked at the Minuteman Missile Sites until his retirement in 1980. Following retirement, Howard worked at various construction sites.

He was a member of the VFW in Deadwood. Howard enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.

Survivors include two brothers and their wives, Melvin and Claudette Tammi, Deadwood, and Leo and Irene Tammi, Sturgis; two sisters, Irene Karinen, Livingston, MT, and Lillian Tammi, Yankton, SD; a sister-in-law, Paulette Tammi, Spearfish; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and his twin brother, Clarence Tammi, preceded him in death.

A memorial has been established to the American Diabetes Association.

Jane E. Paulson

TUCSON, Ariz. - Paulson, Jane E., born September 30, 1935 in Hot Springs, South Dakota, passed away September 30, 2002 in Tucson, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton J. Saxton, M.D., and Dorothy (Foot) Saxton. She is survived by her husband, Loren; children, Jeffrey Allen (Lisa) Greenough of Livermore, California and Kimberly Ann (Will) Hodges of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Riley and Logan Greenough of Livermore, California; brother, Herbert A. Saxton of Huntington Beach, California. She is also survived by three stepchildren and four step grandchildren. Jane grew up in New York, Georgia, Nebraska and South Dakota. She moved to Rapid City in 1951 and in 1953 graduated from Rapid City High School. Jane graduated from the University of S.D. in 1957 and taught school in S.D. and Kansas from 1957-1961. She married Loren C. Paulson on August 16, 1984. A memorial service will be held in Tucson, AZ and interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D.

Madeline D. Janis

PINE RIDGE - Madeline D. Janis, 42, Pine Ridge, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Ival Janis Sr., Pine Ridge; three sons, Francis Janis, Michael Janis and Ival Janis Jr., all of Pine Ridge; one daughter, Jana Janis, Pine Ridge; her parents, Vincent and Lucille Brings Plenty, Pine Ridge; five brothers, Donroy Brings Plenty and Darrin Brings Plenty, both of Rapid City, Darrell Brings Plenty and Delano Brings Plenty, both of Pine Ridge, and Darrin Brings Plenty, Porcupine; and two grandchildren.

A one-night wake will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Billy Mills Hall, with the Rev. Leon Matthews and the Rev. Agnes Tyon officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

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