Obits

Terry Peters, age 61
Terry Peters, age 61, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home near Wall.   Terry was born on July 26, 1955, in Mitchell, S.D., to Duane and Patricia Peters. He was raised on a farm in White Lake, S.D., until the age of 15 when his parents moved to Wall and purchased the Best Western...
Rose Elrod, age 91
Rose Elrod, age 91, of Murdo, S.D., passed away July 14, 2017, at the Philip Nursing Home.    Rose Marie Richards was born July 12, 1926, on the family farm north of Okaton to John and Maggie (Murer) Richards. She attended the little white country school about two miles from the farm, later...
Margaret I. Taylor, 94, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., passed away at home July 10, 20l7.    Born Nov. 16, 1922, she was the last surviving sibling of eight children born to Claus and Monsina  (Andersen) Hansen.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth L. Taylor, in 2006.    She met...
W.O. "Bill" Weller, age 81
W.O. "Bill" Weller, age 81, of Kadoka, S.D., died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.   William Oscar Weller was born in his family's home at the ranch in Arriba, Colo., in 1935, the sixth child to Leonard and Stella Weller.   In 1929, a fire burned the...
Bill Buls, age 71
Bill Buls, Philip, S.D., died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 71.   Accomplished rancher and farmer, William “Bill” Buls was born March 16, 1946, to Carroll “Cork” Kranz and Clarice Wemmering in Sioux City, Iowa. He was adopted by Clarence...
Joe Stratton, age 86
Joe Stratton, age 86, Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, July 3, 2017, at the Maryhouse Long Term Care in Pierre.   Wilbur Joseph (Joe) Stratton was born Nov. 22, 1930, at his Overman grandparents’ farm near Crookston, Neb. He was the second son of seven children – six boys and one girl – born to Bill and...
Terry Peters, age 61, of Wall, S.D., died unexpectedly on Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home north of Wall.   Survivors include his wife, Susie “Sue” Peters, Wall; two children, Talon Peters and his fiancée, Brittney Hammen, and Kelsey Barber and her husband, Kyle; two brothers, Doug Peters and his...
Claire Belle Cooper Mayer, age 97
Claire Belle Cooper Mayer, a longtime resident of Rapid City, S.D., died peacefully at age 97 in the presence of beloved family members and caretakers, June 17, in Elko, Nev.    Her lifelong love of travel may have been instilled shortly after her birth in Madison, S.D., where she was delivered by...
Harlan J. Dirks, 1925 – 2016
  Harlan Dirks was born and raised in Madison, S.D., the seventh of nine children to George and Stella Dirks. He grew up on the family’s lakeside farm and attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 1949.    Thereafter, he worked for the South Dakota Extension Service until 1960 when he...
Paul Eugene Briggs, age 75
Paul Eugene Briggs, age 75, of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.   Paul Eugene Briggs was born August 28, 1941, in Kadoka, the second of five children born to Beuford and Dorothy (Struble) Briggs. He grew up and received his education...

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