Obituaries

April 16, 2021

Joyce Burke – Simmons

Joyce Burke – Simmons, age 81 of Belle Fourche, died Monday, April 12, 2021 with her loving family by her side at the Belle Estate in Belle Fourche. The funeral service will be held 1 pm Monday, April 19, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 […]

April 16, 2021

Sharon Lee (Griffith) Keffeler

On April 23, 1940, Loyd and Violet (Olsen) Griffith brought a beautiful curly haired girl into the world. The story was told many times how Loyd worked at the Kansas City Hospital to pay off the bill. Loyd continued to take loving care of Sharon all his life. While Loyd was away fighting in WWII, […]

April 14, 2021

Ken M. Skillingstad

Ken M. Skillingstad, age 79, of Wasta, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Kadoka Nursing Home. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Wasta Park. Ken M. Skillingstad was […]

April 13, 2021

Carolyn K. Cleveland

Carolyn K. Cleveland was called home on April 9, 2021.  She was at home with her husband Richard by her side. She was born in Pierre, SD on August 13, 1948. At the age of 3, she was adopted by Alvin “Bud” Hix and his wife, Betty, from Rapid City in August 1951. They then […]

April 13, 2021

Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Hale

These two people together, Keith and Betty Hale, were blessed with six children.  We were able to have and raise four wonderful ones – three girls and one boy. My daughters are Pearl Louise Hale Krush and her husband, Fred, of Rapid City, Patricia Mae Hale Karas and her husband, Dave, of Newell, Pamela Irene […]

April 13, 2021

Wanda Roberts Hoffman

Wanda Roberts Hoffman took the hand of the Lord and “moved on” April 9, 2021, while in hospice care at Monument Health in Sturgis, SD.       Wanda was born to Mayme and Herbert Newkirk on August 19, 1929, in Redfield, SD.  She married Bub Roberts in 1954 and Lewis Hoffman in 1983.      Wanda loved to […]

April 12, 2021

Phyllis Eileen Mailloux

Phyllis Eileen Mailloux was born in Holstein, NE on May 20, 1926 to William and Martha (Beirow) Halbmaier. In 1929, the family moved to Newell, SD. She graduated from Deadwood High School in June of 1945. The family held many dances in Whitewood SD, where lots of fun was had by everyone. On November 28, 1948, […]

April 12, 2021

Valerie Kay (Salathe) O’Connor

Valerie Kay (Salathe) O’Connor was born to Harold and Marie (Sorenson) Salathe on February 14, 1951, in Rapid City, SD. Being the youngest of 3 she enjoyed the attention she got from both parents. She grew up in the mobile home park her parents owned and loved to tell the story about how she lived […]

April 12, 2021

Lucille Cudmore

Lucille Cudmore, 91 of Spearfish, SD departed from this life to be with her Lord on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, WY.  A Funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Spearfish on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior […]

April 9, 2021

Dian De Rosier

Dian De Rosier passed away on April 6, 2021 in Deadwood, SD. Dian was born on March 15, 1951 to Warren and Bonnie De Rosier. She was one of five children. Dian grew up in St. Onge and remained in the Spearfish area her whole life. She had a passion for history and spent hours […]