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  • Harold Dobesh Obituary Photo
    Harold Dobesh, 92 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    November 20, 1924 - November 3, 2017

    Harold Dean Dobesh was born November 20, 1924 to Charles and Tillie (Bahm) Dobesh in Gregory County, South Dakota. Harold's family moved to Bennett County in 1926 and he later graduated from Martin High School in 1943. ...


  • Opal Carley Obituary Photo
    Opal Carley, 85 Gregory, South Dakota

    November 24, 1931 - October 23, 2017

    Opal Mary Carley passed away peacefully at the Butte Nebraska Healthcare Center on October 23, 2017. Opal was 85 years old at the time that God called her to His eternal home. Opal (Higgins) Carley was born in...


  • Rick Duimstra Obituary Photo
    Rick Duimstra, 62 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 21, 1955 - October 21, 2017

    Rick John Duimstra passed away on October 21, 2017, at the age of 62. Rick was born June 21, 1955 to John and LaVonne (Allen) Duimstra. He attended Farmer and Canova Elementary Schools. Rick graduated from Canova...


  • Michael Boyer Obituary Photo
    Michael Boyer, 58 Colome, South Dakota

    March 14, 1959 - October 21, 2017

    Michael Boyer was born March 17, 1959 to Donald and Louise Anna (Weaver) Boyer in Altoona, PA. In 1980 he joined the 200th Engineer Guard Unit and left for basic training with brothers Tom and Rick. Mike was...


  • Mildred Mace Obituary Photo
    Mildred Mace, 97 Blaine, Washington

    July 19, 1920 - October 19, 2017

    Mildred (Stone) Mace was born in Carter, South Dakota on July 19, 1920 to Amelia and Benjamin Stone. Her father passed away when Mildred was quite young. She lived with her mother and brother in their grandparent's...


  • Alexa Nicole McKenzie Obituary Photo
    Alexa Nicole McKenzie, 16 Colome, South Dakota

    July 20, 2001 - October 19, 2017

    Alexa Nicole McKenzie was born on July 20, 2001 in Gregory, SD, to Myron and Nancy (Giedd) McKenzie. She was baptized and confirmed into her Catholic faith at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Colome, SD. Alexa...


  • Jim Richey Obituary Photo
    Jim Richey, 67 Wewela, South Dakota

    July 4, 1950 - October 17, 2017

    Charles James "Jim" Richey of Wewela, SD, passed away peacefully at Avera Gregory Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after a brief battle with melanoma. Jim was born in Gregory, SD on July 4, 1950 to Charles D....


  • Rudolph Rudy Becker Obituary Photo
    Rudolph Rudy Becker, 95 Marion, South Dakota

    October 14, 1922 - October 14, 2017

    Rudolph Clement Becker was born on October 14, 1922 on the family farm south of Herrick, SD, the third of four children of Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker. He attended school at the Goodman country school, Naper...


  • Robert Bob Sperl Obituary Photo
    Robert Bob Sperl, 84 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 6, 1933 - October 12, 2017

    Robert Edward Sperl, Sr. Bob was born on June 6, 1933 to Ed and Ethel (Krizan) Sperl on the family farm northeast of Gregory. His early years of school were at Woidneck Country School and later attended Gregory...


  • Pearle Janas Obituary Photo
    Pearle Janas, 91 Fairfax, South Dakota

    December 27, 1925 - October 11, 2017

    Pearle Mae (Dunkak) Janas was born on December 27, 1925 in Dallas, South Dakota to Henry H. and Louise (Zimbelman) Dunkak. Pearle attended school and graduated from Colome High School in 1945. Pearle was united in...


  • Virginia Ginny Leibel Obituary Photo
    Virginia Ginny Leibel, 93 Gregory, South Dakota

    April 14, 1924 - October 2, 2017

    Virginia "Ginny" Verle (Vielmette) Leibel was born on April 14, 1924 on a farm north of Gregory, SD, to William and Emma (Kriegy) Vielmette. Ginny was the oldest of four children. Ginny graduated from Gregory High...


  • Kristin Goodnight Obituary Photo
    Kristin Goodnight Melbourne, Florida

    October 1, 2017

    Kristin K. Goodnight, 59, of Melbourne, FL, died October 1, 2017. Kristin Goodnight was zealous for God, dedicated to her family, committed to her students and passionate about the performing arts. To everyone that came...


  • Larry Moyer Obituary Photo
    Larry Moyer, 81 Colome, South Dakota

    December 13, 1935 - September 14, 2017

    Larry Leslie Moyer was born December 13, 1935 in Burke, South Dakota, to Walter and Jennie (Mullen) Moyer and passed away on September 14, 2017 after a long battle with COPD. Larry grew up in Lucas, South Dakota...


  • Eula Cole Obituary Photo
    Eula Cole, 89 Wewela, South Dakota

    June 28, 1928 - September 8, 2017

    Eula Pearle (Jenkins) Cole passed away peacefully in her home at Wewela, South Dakota with family around her on Friday morning September 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She looked forward to meeting her...


  • Melba Veren Obituary Photo
    Melba Veren, 89 Gregory, South Dakota

    November 9, 1927 - August 25, 2017

    Four score and nine years ago on November 9, 1927, Melba Grace Heller was born to Charles and Dora (Bainbridge) Heller. She would join three brothers and two sisters and later a younger brother. Melba attended East...


  • Mavis Hambek Obituary Photo
    Mavis Hambek, 90 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 26, 1927 - August 23, 2017

    Mavis June (Becker) Hambek was born June 26, 1927 to Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker on the farm 9 miles south of Herrick, SD. She attended the Goodman school that was ¾ of a mile north of the home place. Her...


  • Allen Rajewich Obituary Photo
    Allen Rajewich, 96 Gregory, South Dakota

    February 21, 1921 - August 15, 2017

    George Allen "Bud" Rajewich was born February 21, 1921 to John and Mary (Molacek) Rajewich at his parent's home northeast of Gregory, SD. He was the youngest of thirteen children. Allen attended country school #42...


  • Patricia Krieger Obituary Photo
    Patricia Krieger, 85 Omaha, Nebraska

    September 7, 1931 - August 13, 2017

    Patricia Ann Krieger, the third of three daughters, was born to Roscoe and Evelyn Seabury in Yarmouth, Maine, on September 7, 1931. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and then received her diploma in nursing...


  • Vola Eubanks Obituary Photo
    Vola Eubanks, 98 Winner, South Dakota

    March 12, 1919 - August 8, 2017

    Vola Alvera Eubanks was born on March 12, 1919, in Jordan, SD in Tripp County to Nelson and Anna (Hauf) Rash. She went to a rural country school through the eighth grade. Vola met Francis Worden and they married at...


  • Lucille Williamson Obituary Photo
    Lucille Williamson, 92 Winner, South Dakota

    February 28, 1925 - August 6, 2017

    Lucille Marie Williamson was born on February 28, 1925 in Jefferson, SD to Napoleon and Florence (Trudeau) Bertrand. Lucille was married on October 28, 1950 to James "Tiny" Williamson. They have five children. ...


  • Kolby Beck Obituary Photo
    Kolby Beck, 12 Dallas, South Dakota

    May 21, 2005 - July 27, 2017

    Kolby Mason Beck went to his heavenly home on July 27th, 2017. Kolby, son of Bob and Bev Beck, was born on May 21, 2005. He lived with his family on their farm southwest of Dallas, South Dakota. From an early age,...


  • Merle Talsma Obituary Photo
    Merle Talsma, 82 Iona, South Dakota

    July 21, 1934 - July 19, 2017

    Merle Ray Talsma was born July 21, 1934 at home on a ranch (Uncle Maine's) west of Springfield, South Dakota, the son of Ray and Donia (Unruh) Talsma. Merle went to a rural country school through the 8th grade. He...


  • Mildred Williamson Obituary Photo
    Mildred Williamson, 86 Gregory, South Dakota

    June 13, 1931 - July 17, 2017

    Mildred Helen Yeigh Williamson, formerly of Colome and recently of Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory, passed away on July 17, 2017, at the age of 86. Mildred was born on June 13, 1931 in Allerton, Iowa to...


  • Maxine Jamison Obituary Photo
    Maxine Jamison, 100 Burton, Nebraska

    March 8, 1917 - July 3, 2017

    Frances Maxine (Kurzenberger) Jamison was born March 8, 1917 to William Henry and Cora Ann (Pettit) Kurzenberger on the family farm north of Springview, Nebraska. She died, peacefully, July 3, 2017 at the Pine View...


  • Fred Laprath Obituary Photo
    Fred Laprath, 83 Colome, South Dakota

    December 14, 1933 - June 22, 2017

    Fred Laprath, age 83, of Dallas, South Dakota passed away on June 22, 2017 at the Winner Hospital, Winner, South Dakota. Fred Thomas Laprath was born on December 14, 1933 on his parent's farm in Tripp County, South...