Obits

Mark D. Merchen, age 80
  Mark D. Merchen, age 80, of Kadoka, S.D. died Thursday, May 26, 2016, near his home. When time came for Mark to come into this world, Mom was taken five miles to Norris on a stone boat sled. The snow was so deep the horses could hardly pull the sled. Then a friend drove her to Martin via...
Rock Gillaspie, age 53
  Rock Gillaspie, age 53, of Midland, S.D., died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre. Rock Bennett Gillaspie was born May 9, 1963, in Pierre, the son of John J. And Avis (Schilling) Gillaspie. He grew up in Midland, and attended Midland School until 1977 when he moved...
Harley Hill, age 93
  Harley Hill, age 93, passed away on May 25, in Gregory, S.D.  He was born June 30, 1922, to Rollie and Eva Hill, on the family homestead north of Gregory. His mother was not happy with the doctor's fee of $25. He joined his sister and only sibling, Marcellene.  Harley traveled by horseback with...
Audrey Lane, age 89
Memorial services for Audrey Lane, age 89, of Bison, SD, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison, SD. Pastor Florence Hoff officiated,  burial to followed in the Bison Cemetery.Audrey Jean Leatherberry was born on October 1, 1926 at her family...
Randy Allen Kolb, age 63
Mass of Christian Burial for Randy Allen Kolb, age 63, of Blaine, Minnesota, formerly of Bison, South Dakota, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, SD.  Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate with inurnment in the Date Cemetery...
    Robert (Bob) Ellsworth Grove passed away May 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Bob was born on December 20, 1952 in Marburg, Germany to Army Major Ellsworth and LaVonne Grove of Louisburg, Kan. Growing up in a military family, Bob lived in Germany and Japan before moving back to...
Guy Smith, age 69
    Guy Smith, age 69, of Wall, S.D., died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Pierre.    Guy Clark Smith was born May 16, 1947, in Kadoka, the oldest child of George and Florence Smith. He grew up in Kadoka and graduated from Kadoka High School in 1964.    He graduated with a bachelor degree and teaching...
Margaret Long Soldier Thorson "Ite' Waste Wi", age 79
    Margaret Long Soldier Thorson "Ite' Waste Wi", age 79, of Philip, S.D., died on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.    Margaret Long Soldier Thorson was born Dec. 30, 1936, at Potato Creek, to Antoine Long Soldier and Elizabeth Randall.    She grew up at...
Sam Geigle, age 54
    Sam Geigle, age 54, of Yankton, S.D., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his residence.    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton, with Reverend Ken Lulf officiating. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in...
Carolyn A. Aske, age 73
    Carolyn A. Aske, 73, of Pierre, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Mary House, Pierre.       Carolyn Ann (Scott) Aske was born May 19, 1945 to Glenn and Lauretta (Heien) Scott in Presho, S.D., at Ida Mallett Nursing Home by Dr. Newman, MD.      Carolyn grew up on the family farm three miles north...

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