Obituaries

January 20, 2021

Dallas Lee Heltibridle

Dallas Lee Heltibridle, 70, of Sturgis, SD, died January 17, 2021. He was born January 7, 1951 in Spearfish, SD to Donald and LaEtta (Fillmore) Heltibridle. The fourth of six children, Dallas grew to adulthood in Deadwood, SD. As a young man, Dallas enjoyed spending his time hiking, hunting, and playing in the Black Hills […]

January 20, 2021

Rodney Paul Schnee

Rodney Schnee, age 66, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Monday, January 18, 2021 at his home in Kadoka. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, at the Kadoka Cemetery with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Livestreaming will be provided, and the service can be viewed from this website at the […]

January 19, 2021

Douglass Simons

Douglass “Chick” Simons was born March 10, 1925 at home in White Owl to Grant and Lyda (Weyer) Simons. He left home at an early age to attend 4 different grade schools. He went to Sturgis to attend high school and graduated in 1943. After high school he worked several jobs. In 1945-46, he taught […]

January 19, 2021

Richard Andrew Edwards

Richard Andrew Edwards was born November 2, 1962, in Deadwood, SD, to Guy and Gladys (Simons) Edwards. He attended school in Sturgis, followed by work in the Wyoming oil fields. During that time an industrial accident left him with debilitating life-long pain. Soon after his 40th birthday he suffered a severe heart attack from which […]

January 16, 2021

Sue Smith

Sue Smith passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home in Sturgis, SD. She was 73. Sue was born on November 7, 1947 in Belle Fourche, SD and was raised in Cheyenne, WY. She received her LPN license in Laramie, WY, and worked in Cheyenne and Torrington, WY. Her favorite place was the […]

January 16, 2021

Luverne Lavina LaPlante

Luverne Lavina LaPlante was born December 27, 1932, in White Horse, SD, to William and Mamie (Jewett) LaPlante. She attended school at Cheyenne Agency and graduated in 1950. She met and married Herbert A. Cummings on August 25, 1951, and they shared a life together for 51 years raising 13 kids. Herbert passed away in […]

January 16, 2021

Luverna Olson

Luverna Olson, age 89, of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Avantara St. Cloud Assisted Living Center in Rapid City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with visitation starting 12 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021, at Peace Lutheran Church at 219 E St. Anne Street in Rapid […]

January 14, 2021

Gail Worthy Coe

Gail Worthy Coe was born November 26, 1918, to Gilbert Worthy and Lulu Mae (Snyder) Coe in a sod house on his parent’s homestead near Vernal, SD. He attended grade school at Jones School, which was located 40 miles southwest of Bison, SD. He attended high school at Sorum, SD, as a freshman, and then […]

January 14, 2021

Jimmy Dale Jensen

Jimmy Dale Jensen, 68, made the journey to be with Jesus, his Savior, on October 21, 2020, at Rolling Hills HealthCare in Belle Fourche.      Jim was born June 24, 1952, in Belle Fourche, SD, to Harold and Mary (Shultz) Jensen. Jim spent his childhood and educational years in Newell, graduating in 1970. He […]

January 14, 2021

Lorman E. Lange

Lorman E. Lange was born on February 11, 1936 and died January 8, 2021 at Monument Health Sturgis Hospital surrounded by his loving family.      Lorman came west with his family in 1953, graduating from Newell High School the following year.      After school, Lorman worked various jobs, including driving gravel truck with good friend, […]