Obits

Boyd Stephenson, age 81, Grandview, Mo., formerly of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his home in Grandview.   Wilbur “Boyd” Stephenson was born April 20, 1934, in Philip, the oldest of eight children born to Gordon and Katherine Stephenson.  He grew up in the Milesville area north of...
Helen Mihills Gabbert, 93, Dickinson, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dickinson, N.D., following a brief illness. Helen Gravatt was born to Roy and Olga (Stensbol) Gravatt in Chamberlain, S.D., on May 4, 1921. She grew up in small towns throughout South Dakota before...
Patrick E. O’Neill, 95, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Pat was born June 12, 1920, to Thomas and Mary O’Neill north of Wall, S.D. He graduated from Wall High School in 1938 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1939, serving until 1945 as a...
    Frances Marie Bates Volmer, 95, passed away on June 24, 2015, at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Facility.    Frances was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Sturgis, S.D., to Ernest and Johanna Bates.    Frances and her family homesteaded in Cedar Canyon, west of Faith. It was here that Frances acquired her...
    Clair Bitting, age 80, Belvidere, S.D., died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.     Clair A. Bitting was born March 17, 1935, in Philip, the son of Arthur H. and Edith Arvida (Johnson) Bitting. He grew up in the Belvidere and Kadoka areas, attending the...
Jeannette Joan Shelstad was born in Lemmon, South Dakota, on August 9, 1933. She was the youngest of 2 children born to Martin and Hazel (Larson) Shelstad. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Spearfish, South Dakota, after a long battle with cancer.    Jeannette was raised and educated...
Memorial services for Ollie Evanson will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon with Pastor Bob Edwards, officiating. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery with a reception following at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon.    The Arms of God welcomed Olive...
    Tracey Alene Mowery-Ottoson, 57, was welcomed into heaven on June 15, 2015, after a battle with renal cancer.    Tracey was born July 2, 1957, in New Underwood, S.D., to very loving parents, LeRoy and Helen Miller. She grew up and was a 1975 graduate of New Underwood High School and soon after...
    Donald Jerome Jobgen, 79, Scenic, S.D., passed away on June 20, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Joyce (Volmer) Jobgen. They shared 59 years of marriage together.    Donald was born on the Jobgen Homestead in Scenic, on March 5, 1936 to Matthew and Glenola (McClain)...
    George Alex Baumann was born in Rapid City, S.D., December 14, 1957.    George lived in Rapid City, until age five. He then moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah. At age 10, his parents divorced and his mother and three siblings moved back to South Dakota. After attending a year of...

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