Lawrence (Larry) Olson, 78, Chadron, NE, entered his final resting place on July 23, 2014 at Rapid City, SD following a brief battle with cancer.

Larry was born on May 28, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN to Lloyd Olson and Evelyn (Monson) Olson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial will be at 2:00 PM Monday afternoon at the Alliance Veteran’s Cemetery.  Casual attire is requested.  A viewing will be on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel. 

Being the oldest child, Larry assumed responsibility at an early age after the death of his father and then later his mother’s tuberculosis diagnosis.  Larry received communion and was confirmed with the Evangelical Lutheran Church on June 4, 1950.

Larry joined the Air Force following high school graduation.  His twenty year military career included serving his country with assignments in Greenland, South Korea, Vietnam, and Italy.  After retiring from military service Larry began his second career – construction and carpentry. 

In 1957, he married Nancy Hall of Bridgeport.  Three daughters were born to the couple. Larry married Barbara Phillips in 2007.

Larry was a life-time member of the Grey Eagle Post VFW #1375 in Chadron, a 28-year member of the Chadron Elks Lodge #1399/Scottsbluff Elks Lodge #1367; and a 17 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Pine Ridge Aerie No. 3601 of Crawford, Nebraska. 

Those who knew Larry recognized his quiet faith, tender heart and deep love for family, friends, and his country.  His hobbies included fishing, dancing, growing (and sharing) tomatoes, making (and sharing) beef jerky and animals (including his rescue cats Max and Molly.)  His favorite activity, however, was spoiling any small child lucky enough to make his acquaintance. 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Eileen Riddle, Dennis Olson, and Sharon Eagle.  Survivors include his wife Barbara of Chadron, Nebraska; daughters, Tamela Kisner of Rapid City, South Dakota, Diana (Ed) Reich of Minatare, Nebraska and Teri (Dale) Clouser of Lander, Wyoming; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (two more great grandchildren are expected within a few months) as well as nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Memorials may be made to Rapid City Hospice House in Rapid City, South Dakota, the VFW Honor Guard in Chadron, or the donor’s choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.




Yvette Janis,  40, Lincoln, NE,  passed away on July 21, 2014 in Lincoln, NE

Survivors include: Father: Hermus Tall of Manderson, SD; Mother: Bernadette White Hawk of Manderson, SD; Son: Hermis Janis of Manderson, SD; Daughters: Jackie Janis and Ashley Bagola both of Manderson, SD; Brothers: Wahacanka Tall, Earl Tall, Chris Janis, Bernard Yankton all of Manderson, SD; Sisters: Earleen Janis, Amanda Eder, Amber Tall, Stephanie Tall, Jessica Tall all of Manderson, SD and Heather “Rachel” Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Grandchild: Waniyetu Tall of Oglala, SD; Hunka Brother: Bobby Morrison of Pine Ridge, SD

Yvette was preceded in death by her grandparents; Hermus Janis-Tall and Rachel Crow-Janis

Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School Gymnasium in Manderson, SD. Funeral will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School Gymnasium in Manderson, SD with burial to follow at Wahacanka Yapi Tiyospaye Cemetery, Manderson, SD.  Rev. Harold Eagle Bull will officiate with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Archie Little. Drum Group: Oyuhpe Singers


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Olynn Marlowe Bad Heart Bull, 57, Oakland, CA, passed away  July 13, 2014 in CA.

Survivors include: Daughters: Alicia Bad Heart Bull of Oakland, CA and Darby Jumping Bull of Oregon; Brothers: Elgin Bad Heart Bull and Lindon Bad Heart Bull Both of Oglala, SD, Robin Bad Heart Bull and Darren Bad Heart Bull Both of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters: Brenda Janis of Manderson, SD and Judith Bad Heart Bull of Sioux Falls, SD; and 4 Grandchildren.

Olynn was preceded in death by his parents; Julius Bad Heart Bull and Norma Two Bulls, his brother Carroll W Bad Heart Bull and son Julian Bad Heart Bull.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 25, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Funeral begins at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, with burial to follow at Bad Heart Bull Family Cemetery, Oglala, SD.   Mr. Donovan Youngman officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Dorothy Freeman, 76, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away July 18, 2014 in Martin, SD.

Survivors: Spouse:  George Freeman of Pine Ridge, SD; Children:  Douglas Running Hawk of Pine Ridge, SD and Floyd Running Hawk of Calico, SD; Daughter:  Georgette (Freeman) Fire Thunder of Pierre, SD; Step-daughter: Josephine Watters; 20 Grandchildren & 25 Great Grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Running Hawk and Rose Red Hair; and daughter, Victoria Freeman

One night wake service starting at 4:30 PM, Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service begins at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial to follow at  Holy Rosary Catholic Mission Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD.
Mr. Charles McGaa & Fr. Peter Klink, S.J. officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Brandy Gail Montileaux, 39, Rapid City, SD, passed away July 19, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors: Parents: Moses Montileaux Sr. and Carla (White)Montileaux of Kyle, SD; Sons: James (Brittany) Winters of Mission, SD, Derek Winters of Sioux Falls, SD and Brandon Winters of Potato Creek, SD; Brothers: Bernie Montileaux and Moses Montileaux both of Kyle, SD and Colin Thunder Hawk of Minneapolis, MN; Sisters: Carlene White of Rapid City, SD, Brooke Montileaux of Indiana, Whisper Montileaux of Kyle, SD Alexandra Montileaux of Potato Creek, SD, and April Montileaux of Arizona; and 3 Grandchildren.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, July 25, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrow in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrow in Kyle, SD.  Burial Service:  St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD Officiating:   Rev. Charles Montileaux. Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Mary Lou Federle, 88,  Harrison, Nebraska, passed away on July 15, 2014 at her home in Harrison.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Church of the Nativity in Harrison at 10:00 AM with Father Bernard Berger officiating.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Harrison.  A rosary will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Nativity in Harrison.  

Mary Lou was born on February 20, 1926 in Ardmore, South Dakota.

A memorial has been established for an organization of the Donor’s Choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.

Ida Ehlers , 89, Gordon, NE, passed away July 19, 2014,  at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:00 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Chapel, Gordon, NE. Burial  will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Carrie Reeves, 103, Rushville, NE, passed away July 20, 2014,  at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 AM at Extension Community Chapel, Whiteclay, NE.

Burial  will be held in Extension Cemetery, Whiteclay, NE. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

A memorial has been established for the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home or Parkview Lodge and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Chief Eagle, 49, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away on July 18, 2014 in White Clay, NE.

Survivors include: Daughters: Crystal Center of Red Shirt Table, Erica Chief Eagle of Rapid City, SD and Brittany Gary of Seattle, WA; Brothers: Greg Yellow Horse of Oglala, SD; Sisters: Mary Chief Eagle, Sandra Chief Eagle, and Lucille Chief Eagle all of Pine Ridge, SD, Joan Chief Eagle of Rapid City, SD and Margaret Chief Eagle of Oglala, SD; and a Special Friend: Mary Ann Janis

Chris was preceded in death by his parents Eugene Chief Eagle and Alice (Weasel Bear) Chief Eagle and brothers; Roy Chief Eagle, Tom Chief Eagle, Charles Chief Eagle, and Wayne Chief Eagle

One night wake service starting at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Chief Eagle Family Cemetery in Collier Community, Oglala, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Charles Spotted Thunder.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Ida Jane Tobacco (Jumping Bull), 92, Oglala, SD, passed away  July 17, 2014 in Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Children: Elvenia (Lloyd) Pickett, Timothy (Anna Belle) He Crow and Phyllis Tobacco; Sisters: Rosalyn Jumping Bull, Vastana Two Lance, Joann Horn; Brothers: Hugh (Jewell) Blacksmith, Lorenzo Brave Heart, Gerald (Ingrid) One Feather, Delmer (Linda) One Feather; Children: Ivis Long Visitor, Gaylen (Shirley) Holy Rock, Sheila (Homer) Little Light, Danielle (Lawerence) Two Bulls, Gina Tobacco, Katrina Brady; She was blessed with Numerous Grand Children, Great Grand Children, and Great Great Grand Children.
Numerous Nephews and Nieces whom she also dearly loved and was proud of each and everyone of them.

Ida was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert He Crow, and her second husband, Rudolph Tobacco, Parents; Harry Jumping Bull and Cecelia (Black Elk) Jumping Bull, Children; Della Mae Starr, Gary Tobacco, Filmore, Larry, Harry, and Don Roy He Crow; brothers, Ed Two Bulls, Jr., Carlo, Calvin, & Christopher Jumping Bull; sister, Phyllis Jumping Bull; grandchildren, Pamela He Crow, Lauren Pickett, Terry Little Wolf, Stacy Cedar Face, Bradley Backwards, & Baby Girl Tobacco

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Loneman School Gym in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Loneman School Gym in Oglala, SD
Burial Service:  Black Elk-Jumping Bull Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Officiating:   Sr. Catechist Ben Conquering Bear
Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Richard Broken Nose
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Lena Marshall, age 92, of Chadron passed away on July 16, 2014 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, Nebraska on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM with Father Tim Stoner and Father Joseph Joseph officiating. A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Lena was born April, 21, 1922 in Park, Kansas to Nick and Marie Malsom.

After graduating from high school, Lena was employed at a glider factory in Kansas City, Kansas. It was there that she met Alton Marshall, who was stationed there, with the US Army. They married on February 23, 1946 and resided on the Benton Marshall ranch. To this union 4 children were born: Deitra, Darrell, Susan and Marilyn.
Later they moved to the Marsland area where Lena assisted Alton in the farming/ranching business. In October 1984 they retired and moved to Chadron. Lena was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the American Legion and volunteered for the RSVP program.

Several years after Alton’s death in October 2003, Lena moved to Prairie Pines where she took part in a variety of their activities. In November 2013 she moved to Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.
Grateful for her motherhood and love are her children: Deitra Coakes of Whiteclay, NE; Darrell (Lou) Marshall of Chadron; Susan (Allan) Mintken of Chadron; and Marilyn Keller of Scottsbluff, NE. She has 6 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

A sister, Margaret Powers and a brother, Frank Malsom both of Kansas survive her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Memorials have been setup with St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Pioneer Manor.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Hobert Dawson Marshall II,  64, Gordon, NE, passed away July 13, 2014 in Gordon.

Survivors: Spouse:  Nancy Marshall of Hot Springs, SD; Sons:  Clint Marshall, Sr. of Oglala, SD, Hobert Marshall III of Rapid City, SD, and Quinton Marshall of Hot Springs, SD; Daughters:  Tamera Marshall of Rapid City, SD, Trina (Edward) Felix of White Shield, ND, Latonna White Face of Hot Springs, SD and step-daughter, Benita White Face of Pine Ridge, SD;
Sisters:  Shirley Marshall of Rapid City, SD, Rena Bettelyoun of Martin, SD, and Lavina Faulk of Albuquerque, NM; 24 Grandchildren & 7 Great Grandchildren.

Hobert was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert, Sr. and Mary Marshall; brother, Kenny Marshall; sister, Gladys Marshall; daughter, Tanya Marshall; and step son, Andy New Holy.

Vistation Services: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Maritn, SD
Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD
Burial Service:  Grace Cemetery, Martin, SD
Officiating:   The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Bonnie D. High Bull, 55, passed away July 12, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Survivors include: Step-Father:  Arthur Morrison of Long Valley, SD; Son:  Terrance High Bull of Rapid City, SD; Daughter:  Candice Luby of Sioux Falls, SD; Brothers:  Martin Bad Wound of Martin, SD, and Marvin High Bull of Rapid City, SD; Sisters:  Candace Eagle Louse and Leeann Bad Wound both of Martin, SD, and Colette High Bull of Pine Ridge, SD; and 28 Grandchildren.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland High Bull and Marjorie (Conquering Bear) Morrison; daughter, Phoebe High Bull; and brothers, Noah Bad Wound, Bill Justin Morrison, and Garland Morrison

Two night wake services with the first night starting at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD and the second night starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the High Bull Residence in Hisle, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the High Bull Residence in Hisle, SD.  Burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Hisle, SD with Pastor John Bush officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Allen “Tony” Thomas Black Crow, 49, LaMesa, CA, passed away July 7, 2014.

Survivors include: Step-mother:  Ann Black Crow of Auburn, WA; Brothers:  David Black Crow of Rapid City, SD, Joseph Black Crow, Justin Black Crow and Jared Black Crow all of Auburn, WA; Sisters:  Celia Farley and Susan Spotted Bear both of Rapid City, SD, Connie Lawrence of Arlington, TX, Carmen Gray of Atlanta, GA, Angela Richards of N.C., Alicia Bassett of  Phoenix, AZ, Morgan Black Crow of Auburn, WA, and Sandra Black Crow of Parmelee, SD.;
Special Friend:  Curt Wiley of San Diego, CA.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Esther (Addison) Black Crow; brothers, Gary Black Crow, Aaron Black Crow, Milo Black Crow, Jr., Austin Black Crow, and Jesse Ketah; and sister Debra Black Crow.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD.  Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD.  Burial at Gethsemane Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wanblee, SD, with  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. and Pastor Dick and Carol Lee officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Peter Thomas Rouillard-Caldwel,  22 Weeks (Gestational Age), Pine Ridge, SD, passed away July 14, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Kenny Caldwell of Pine Ridge, SD; Mother:  Paula Rouillard of Wakpamni Lake, SD; Brothers:  Julian Rouillard and Adonis Rouillard-Caldwell both of Wakpamni Lake, SD; Sister:  Aquira Rouillard of Wakpamni Lake, SD; Grandparents:  Nancy Rouillard of Wakpamni Lake, SD, Beverly White Calf of Pine Ridge, SD and Euwin Caldwell of Arapaho, WY.

Peter was preceded in death by his grandfather, Owen Rouillard, Sr.

One night wake service will begin at 3:00 PM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Batesland, SD. Funeral Service begins at 12:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Batesland, SD.  Burial to follow at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Allen, SD with  Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Bob Nyffler, 83,  Rushville, NE, passed away July 14, 2014,  at his home.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, 2:00 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

Burial with Military Honors will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE

Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.


Larry Novotny, 74, Nebraska, passed away on July 13, 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Graveside services for Larry Novotny will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Hay Springs Cemetery with Father Joseph Joseph officiating.

Larry was born in Rushville, NE on December 18, 1939 and passed on July 13, 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, fisherman and railroader. Larry was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.  Born to Charles L. Novotny and Violet L. Ewing, Larry was one of seven boys raised on the Novotny Family Farm located northeast of Hay Springs, Nebraska. Larry and the love of his life Claudette May Novotny (Crandell-Card) whom he met at the age of eighteen lived at times in Chadron, Ravenna, Alliance, Minatare, Gering and Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Larry was survived by loving wife, Claudette May Novotny whom he met in Chadron, Nebraska, four children, six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  Larry was preceded in death by one brother, one grandchild and his parents.  Larry devoted his life to his family and friends and was known to give the shirt off of his back to a perfect stranger in need.  Larry will be greatly missed by all as the world has lost a great man.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley Jacobson, 86, Rushville, NE, died July 9, 2014,  at  Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, 2:00 PM at Morse Memorial United Methodist Church, Rushville, NE.

Visitation will be held Sunday July 20, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE

A memorial has been established for the Pioneer Manor or the Sheridan County Players and donations may be sent in care of:  Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.


Roy Burress, 94, died July 10, 2014,  at Ogallala Community Hospital

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:00 AM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Maurice “Morris” Turnbull, 56, of Chadron, Nebraska died on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Andy Gudahl from the First Christian Church of Wheatland, Wyoming officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be open to the public at Chamberlain Chapel on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Maurice Eugene Turnbull was born on September 16, 1956 in Gordon, Nebraska to Maurice and Alice Turnbull.  As a boy growing up he lived with his family on a ranch in Gordon.  At the age of 4, his family and he moved to a farm southwest of Hay Springs, Nebraska. 

Maurice attended Antelope Valley District 44 grade school.  Hay Springs High school was the site of his high school graduation.  The four years he was there he was his freshman class president, played on an undefeated freshman and sophomore football team and he also wrestled, winning several class C championships in the 138 and 155 weight classes.  Morris also participated in track, and then golf after his knees kept his out of the other sports.  He was Outstanding Teen of America.  He hand drawn hawk found in the old gym was one his contributions to the school.

After graduations he was involved with farming and ranching his entire life.  He was an active member in the Old Time Cowboys Association of Gordon.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and won best in show with his artwork while in grade school at the county fair.  He loved horses and anything outdoors. 

Survivors include his children Holly, Heather, and Brand.  Holly and Heather reside in Scottsbluff and Brand lives in Decatur, Texas; two grandchildren, Keanna Turnbull and Desmunde Smith; his mother Alice Turnbull of Chadron; brother Chuck (Vicki) Turnbull of Casper, Wyoming; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Maurice, sisters LaDonna and Vonna.

The family suggests memorials to the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Myron Wayne Rock, Jr.,  47, Rapid City, SD, passed away July 6, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors: Spouse:  Troylynne Rock of Rapid City, SD; Daughters:  Maria Rock and Annie Rock both of Rapid City, SD; Brother:  Lloyd Two Crow, Sr. of Interior, SD; Grandchildren:  Sincere Dooley, Lucian and Silas Cournoyer all of Rapid City, SD; Aunts:  DeAnna Paulson of Rapid City, SD and Janet Scherich of Kyle, SD; Uncles:  Marvin Richard of Pine Ridge, SD, Darrell Two Crow of Rapid City, SD, Cicero Two Crow of Rapid City, SD, and Victor Two Crow of Kyle, SD; 5 Nieces,  5 Nephews, Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends


Memorial Serives: 10:00 AM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD. Burial Service:  Inurnment will be at the Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery in Kyle, SD on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Officiating:   Rev. Simon Looking Elk with Traditional Prayers by Mr. Mel Lone HIll

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Johnny Wayne Afraid of Bear, 50, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  July 6, 2014 in  Pine Ridge, SD

Survivors include: Brothers:  Marvin (Merry) Afraid of Bear of Oglala, SD and Irving Afraid of Bear of Fort Smith, MT; Sisters:  Joan Afraid of Bear of Syracuse, NY and Kathy Afraid of Bear of Pine Ridge, SD.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Josephine (Yellow Horse) Afraid of Bear; and sisters, Patricia Afraid of Bear and Carol Afraid of Bear.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD
with Sister Barb officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Godfrey Benjamin Chips, Sr.,  59, Wanblee, SD, passed away  July 6, 2014 in Wanblee, SD.

Godfrey was an Army Veteran.

Survivors include: Spouse:  Beverly Chips of Wanblee, SD; Sons:  Opijata Chips, Clayton Red Elk, Benjamin Chips III, and Benjamin Chips IV all of Wanblee, SD and Benjamin Chips, Jr. of Herlong, CA; Daughters:  Hope (Brent) LaMont, Latisha (Tanya) Chips both of Rapid City, SD, Julie (Stacy) Chips, Dorothy (Waylon) Chips, Tanya (Merle) Chips, Nicole Chips, Kansas Chips, Candace Chips, Tatewin Chips, and Sundance Chips all of Wanblee, SD; Courtney (Eric) Chips of White River, SD, and Justice (Nash) Lukovic of Milwaukee, WI; Brothers:  Duane Standing Bear of Eagle Butte, SD and Charles Chips and Robert Seid both of Rapid City, SD; Sister:  Gertie Yankton of Wanblee, SD; 24 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

Godfrey was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Martin Chips and Jesse Victoria Lodge-Skin-Chips; Brothers, Phillip Chips and Vincent Chips; daughter, Margaret Chips; and grandchildren, Alicia Gencarelle, Ashton Doyle, and Johanna Waters

Three night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Chips Residence in Wanblee, SD; the second night will start at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD.

Funeral Service begins at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD
Burial to follow at Chips Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD with  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.
Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Richard Moves Camp. Drum Group:  Eagle Nest Singers.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Edward L. Avis, 70, Pueblo, CO, passed away June 28, 2014 in Colorado.

Memorial Services  will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5:00 PM at the Rushville American Legion.

Yamni Victor Bissonette,  20 Weeks (Gestational Age), Slim Buttes, SD, died July 4, 2014 in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include: Father:  Ryan Bissonette of Slim Buttes, SD; Mother:  Pauline Apple of Slim Buttes, SD; Grandparents:  Bonita Andrews, John Apple, and Rick Shangreau all of Pine Ridge, SD and Virginia Bissonette of Slim Buttes, SD; Brothers:  Willard Apple and Ryan Bissonette, Jr. both of Slim Buttes, SD; Sisters:  Ryanna Bissonette and Danielle Bissonette both of Rapid City, SD.

One night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial to follow at Bissonette Family Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD, with  Mr. Charles McGaa and Rev. Abraham Tobacco officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Collins Leroy Martin,  69, passed away July 4, 2014 in Canistota, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Kenny Mesteth and Richard Mesteth both of Rapid City, SD;
Brother:  Steve Martin of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Faye Gray and Myrna Killian both of Minnesota; 9 Grandchildren and 3 Great- Grandchildren.

Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Raulin Martin, Sr. and Grace Cuny; brothers, Raulin Martin and Darrell Martin; and sisters, Patricia Jean Martin.

One night wake service starting at 5:00 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD with Rosary Services starting at 7:00 PM. Funeral begins at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial to follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Wallace Emery Amiotte, 83, Rapid City, SD, passed away  July 6, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Wallace is survived by his two brothers, Gordon Amiotte and Roger Amiotte both of Wanblee, SD, many nephews and nieces, his dog, Sparky “Fat Cat” who he treasured dearly.

Wallace Emery Amiotte was born on April 17, 1931 at Pine Ridge, SD.  He is the son of Emery C. Amiotte and Blanche (Wilcox) Amiotte.  Wallace journeyed to the Spirit World on July 6, 2014 at the age of 83. 

Wallace’s first school was a one room house on Buzzard Creek, then Pine Ridge boarding school at Martin.  Wallace was disabled from polio at age 15.  He and his mother Blanche operated their ranch near Long Valley for many years.  He went to “watch repair” school at Senator, SD and worked for the Clinton Watch Co. in Chicago, IL.  He also worked for an electronic factory in Bensenville, IL for some years.  He then worked at Stamper Jewelry Factory in Rapid City, SD; one experience he valued greatly!

He and his mothers relative, Maris Gonzalez, traveled to Glasgow and Isle of Skye, Scotland, London, England and Paris, France.  They also visited South of France.  Wallace had been retired and lived at his home in Rapid City, SD for many years.  Wallace wrote an Amiotte Family history with some Sioux Indian history in some public libraries and at the State Library in Pierre, SD.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Irene Amiotte Lessert, Mabel Amiotte Wounded Head, and Beulah Amiotte Fay. 

Wallace is survived by his two brothers, Gordon Amiotte and Roger Amiotte both of Wanblee, SD, many nephews and nieces, his dog, Sparky “Fat Cat” who he treasured dearly.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Mother Butler in Rapid City, SD.   Burial Service at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Martin Catholic Cemetery in Martin, SD with  Fr. Dave Matzko S.J., officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Joni Lee Twiss, 38, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away in a motor vehicle accident near Rushville, NE on Wed., July 2, 2014.

Survivors include: Mother:  Judith Herman of Pine Ridge, SD; Son:  Colton Bagola of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughter:  Cristin Twiss of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother:  Jonathan Twiss, Jr. of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Mandy Twiss of Rushville, NE and Jessica Twiss of Red Wing, MN;
Grand Daughter:  Nakia Bagola of Pine Ridge, SD.

Joni was preceded in death by her father, Jonathan Twiss, Sr.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD.  Inurnment will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Manderson, SD with  Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Florine Kamerzell, 86, Gordon, NE, passed away July 5, 2014,  at  Gordon Memorial Hospital

Memorial Services  will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Gordon, NE

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of:  Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Laura Kay Ferguson, 51, Kyle, SD, passed away July 3, 2014 in Kyle.

Survivors include: Parents:  Fred and Kay (Bettelyoun) Ferguson both of Kyle, SD;
Son:  Kyle Ferguson of Kyle, SD; Daughter:  Alisha (Leoni Yellow Hawk, Sr.) Ferguson of Kyle, SD; Brothers:  Teddy Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, and Danny Ferguson all of Kyle, SD; Sisters:  Debra Ferguson, Lesa Ferguson, Shonna Hunter, Gayla Adams, and Paulette Hunter all of Kyle, SD and Patty Croyle of Rapid City, SD; and 7 Grandchildren.

Laura was preceded in death by her brother, Fred H. Ferguson, Jr. and grandson Jesse Clyde Ferguson

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 7, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral begins at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Burial at St. Barbara’s Cemetery, Kyle, SD with  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Michael George Little Moon, Sr. , 47, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  July 1, 2014 in  Rapid City, SD.

Michael George Little Moon was born on February 20, 1967 to Walter Little Moon and Geraldine Fast Horse.  He married crystal (Bell) Little Moon in 2006.  From this marriage they had three daughters, Kaitlin, Love Lee, and Princess; and four sons, Rueben, Michael, Jr., Jared, and Prince Wikyan Gwen. 

Michael is survived by his spouse, Crystal Little Moon of Pine Ridge, SD mother, Geraldine Fast Horse of Pine Ridge, SD; daughters, Katiline and Love Lee both of Pine Ridge, SD; sons, Rueben, Michael, Jr. and Jared all of Pensacola, FL and Prince Wakiay Glen of Sioux Falls, SD; step-father, Joe Valandra of Pine Ridge, SD; brothers, Andrew Little Moon of Denver, CO, Walter Little Moon of Denver, CO, Patrick Little Moon and Martin Valandra both of Pine Ridge, SD, sister, Ann Marie Little Moon of Pine Ridge, SD; grandsons, Tayven and Quentin Little Moon both of Pine Ridge, SD, and Dominic Yellow Elk of Pine Ridge, SD; step brother, Martin Valandra of Pine Ridge, SD; step-son, Phil George, Jr. of Pine Ridge, SD; and step-daughter, Latonya Fights Over of Pine Ridge, SD.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Tamara Little Moon and Angell Little Moon; and son Adrean Little Moon.

Two night wake services with the first night starting at 2:00 PM,  Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD and the second night starting at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Church of Nazarene at Fast Horse Creek.  Funeral Service at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Church of Nazarene at Fast Horse Creek.
Burial to follow at Fast Horse Family Cemetery, Fast Horse Creek with  Rev. Abraham Tobacco and Pastor Alex Bad Bear III officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Morey Bruce, 87, Gordon, NE, died July 3, 2014,  at  Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, 2:00 PM at the Church of God, Gordon, NE
Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery, NE

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Louis Cornell Conroy III “Waese Wakan Hoksila”, infant, Oglala, SD, passed away : June 19, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.


Survivors include: Mother: Ohiniyan Conroy of Oglala, SD; Hunka Parents: Misty and Bo Davis of Slim Buttes, SD; Grandparents: Autumn Two Bulls of Oglala, SD and Wayne Bettelyoun of Chatanuga, TN; Great Grandparents: Cornell and Evelyn Conroy of Oglala, SD, Erline Rooks and George Bettelyoun of Wanblee, SD; Uncle: Wakinyan Conroy of Oglala, SD; Aunties: Tate Riose and Luta Keegan of Oglala, SD.

Louis was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Doreen Two Bulls; great-great grandparents, Nellie and Matthew Two Bulls and grandfather, Thomas Cuny

One night wake service starting at 11:00 PM, July 7, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Payabia Cemetery, #4 Community, Oglala, SD with  Sister Barb officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Sam Moves Camp.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Russ Garner, 82,  Crawford, NE, passed away on June 22, 2014 at his home in Crawford

Memorial services for Russ Garner, 82, of Crawford will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Crawford Community Building.  Inurnment with Military Honors will be at the Whitney Cemetery.

On June 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Russell Lewis Garner, born February 20, 1932, went to his heavenly father and home.  He was a long time resident of Crawford, Nebraska.  He served bravely in the Korean War from November 1953 – October 1955 where he also entertained the troops with his music.

He spent decades entertaining people with his unique style and music.  He passed away at his ranch outside of Crawford.  He is loved and admired by all his relatives and many fans.  His music and memory will live on within all of us who love and adore him.

He is survived by his 5 daughters Valinda King, Dawn Slaton, Crystal Campbell, Holly Jo Dyk, and Tracy Mahlum.  He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, James King, Michael King, Shannen King, Aaron Garner, Russell (Lance) Garner, Kyle Slaton, James (Blake) Garner, Amber Slaton, Matthew Newman, Robert Campbell, Kristin Campbell, Kamryn Dally and Alyssa Mahlum.  He is also survived by 2 great grandchildren, James King III and Nevaeh Hennessy. 

Russ was preceded in death by his parents Minnie and Russell Garner, Sister Louise Dyer, son Russell Lance Garner and a grandson Anthony King.

A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society or the Disabled Veterans of America.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas “Gumbo” Norman Brown Eyes, Jr. , 56, Slim Butte, SD, passed away  June 24, 2014 in Slim Butte, SD.

He was a US Marines Veteran.

Survivors include: Adopted Mother:  Bernice Brown Eyes of Hot Springs, SD; Spouse:  Sarah Red Paint of Slim Buttes, SD; Sons:  Donny Red Paint of Slim Buttes, SD, Sean Brown Eyes of Pine Ridge, SD, and Lyric Brown Eyes of Slim Buttes, SD; Daughters:  Trina Andrews of Pine Ridge, SD, Lori Brown Eyes of Rapid City, SD, Elizabeth Brown Eyes of Pine Ridge, SD, Hope Brown Eyes of Rapid City, SD, Alexis Brown Eyes of Slim Buttes, SD and Jayma Brown Eyes of Slim Buttes, SD; Brother:  Pete Brown Eyes, Jr. of Rapid City, SD; Sisters, Vanna Brown Eyes, Denise Brown Eyes, Gloria Brown Eyes, and Cecelia Brown Eyes all of Rapid City, SD; God Daughter-Avril Espinosa-Pulliam of Pine Ridge, SD; and 15 Grandchildren.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Delphine (Elk) Brown Eyes, adopted father, Pete Brown Eyes, Sr.; sons, Thomas Brown Eyes, III and Adam Brown Eyes; and daughter, Kimberly Brown Eyes.


Two night wake services, with the first night starting at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD; and the second night starting at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Re-Creation Center in Oglala, SD.

Funeral Servicebegins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Re-Creation Center in Oglala, SD.  Burial Service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD with
Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Joe Swiftbird, Mr. Pete Swiftbird, and Mr. Michael Carlow.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Arthur Laban Red Owl ““Wicahpi Waste” , 81, Kyle, SD, passed away June 28, 2014 in  Corsica, SD.

He was a US Marine Veteran.

Survivors include: Spouse:  Lavina Red Owl of Kyle, SD; Sons:  Arthur William Red Owl and Harold Wayne Red Owl both of Kyle, SD and Laban Levi Red Owl of Bismarck, ND; Sisters:  Rev. Cordelia Red Owl of Kyle, SD and Rachel Yells Eagle of Oklahoma City, OK; Daughters:  Darla Jean Red Owl, Sheryl Lynn Janis, and Diane Rae Red Owl all of Kyle, SD; 17 Grandchildren & 7 Great Grandchildren.

Arthur was preceded in death by his son, Ernest Red Owl; parents, Levi and Zetta (Whirlwind Horse) Red Owl; sisters, Vera Bad Heart Bull, Millie Red Owl, Pearl Martinez, Hazel Red Owl, and Dorothy Red Owl; and great granddaughter, Ethel Rae Red Owl.

One night wake service starting at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, SD.  Funeral Service:  1:00 PM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, SD.  Burial Service:  Mediator Episcopal Church, Kyle, SD with  Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating and Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Leonard "Wad"  Milburn, 62, Rushville, NE, passed away June 28, 2014,  at  Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, NE.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday July 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Rushville Middle School Gymnasium. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Sheridan County Players
and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE  69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Theodore Ray White Eyes, 77, Rapid City, SD, passed away June 28, 2014 in  Rapid City, SD.

He was an Army Veteran.

Survivors include: Wife: Sally White Eyes of Springfield, Missouri; Son: Theodore Earl White Eyes of Rapid City, SD; Daughter: Desire Karen White Eyes of Vetal, SD; Sisters: Phyllis DeCory of Rapid City, SD and Barbara Rivera of Houston, TX; 2 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Special Nephew: Robert (Nancy & Laressa) White Eyes of Pine Ridge, SD

Theodore was preceded in death by his parents; John White Eyes Sr. and Helena Brown0White Eyes. His brothers; John White Eyes Jr., Carl White Eyes Sr., Blain White Eyes, Joseph White Eyes and Lorence White Eyes. His sister, Juanita Connors

Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.   Burial to follow at 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD, with  Fr. Dave DeMarco, S.J. officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Vida Beem, 92,  formerly of Merriman, NE,  died June 27, 2014,  at Gordon Countryside Care.

Funeral Services  will be held  Wednesday July 2, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Martin, SD. Burial will be held in the Merriman Cemetery, Merriman, NE

Bennett County Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Richard Andrew Glenn, infant, Rapid City, SD, passed away  June 19, 2014.

Survivors include: Mother:  Amber Glenn of Rapid City, SD; Grandmother:  Mercy Glenn of Rapid City, SD; Brother:  Mahpiya Glenn of Rapid City, SD; Numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Richard was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Glenn.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Woyatan Ministry in Rapid City, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Woyatan Ministry in Rapid City, SD.  Burial Service at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, SD with Pastor Chuck Hazlett officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Bonnie Reed, 69, Alliance, NE,  passed away on June 26, 2014 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Graveside services for Bonnie Reed will be on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alliance Veterans’ Cemetery with Reverend Al Trucano officiating. 

Bonnie was born on November 21, 1944, in Chamberlain, South Dakota, and moved to a family homesteaded farm near Belvidere, South Dakota, with her parents, James and Ruth (Feyereisen) Barr, when she was 5.  She attended school in Belvidere where she was the homecoming queen.  Bonnie moved to Alliance in 1965 before attending the Alliance School of Practical Nursing in 1968.  She started working for Dr. Dewey Shannon after school and retired from Copsey Clinic after 35 years of devoted service to Dr. Shannon and her patients.  Bonnie married Donald Reed on February 18, 1971 in Rushville, Nebraska.  She had three children: Lori, Shelly, and Jim.

Bonnie enjoyed spending time and cooking with her children and family, music, movies, vacations to the beach in Florida, and sharing memories with her many friends.

Survivors include her husband Don, Alliance; daughter Lori (Bruce) Cordell, Panama City Beach, FL; and Jim (Shayla) Reed, Tampa, FL; 3 nieces, a nephew, a grandchild, and two great grandchildren.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth Barr; sisters Rita Blom and Carol Polander; niece Shannon Blom, and daughter Michelle Washburn.


Pallbearers will be John Marx, Tom Broeder, Rodney Furman, Allen Sheperd, Jack Anderson, and her nephew Mike Blom.  Honorary pall bearers will be Nathan Lore, Dr. Tom Furman, and Matthew Steggall.

The family requests that any donations be made to the Alliance Hospice or the Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation in Bonnie’s name.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.
Online Condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Abraham Curtis He Crow Jr.,  49, passed away  June 21, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Sisters: Priscilla Hill and Jennifer Cottier both of Pine Ridge, SD and Chamblis He Crow of Rapid City, SD; Grandparents: Lloyd and Alvina Pickett of Crow, Montana; Aunties: Cindy White Thunder and Karen White Thunder both of Sharps Corner, SD and Lema He Crow of Pine Ridge, SD; Uncles: Francis He Crow of Pine Ridge and Timothy He Crow of Oglala, SD; Niece: Marissa Two Bulls of Pine Ridge, SD and Latisha Morgan of Olympia, WA; First Cousins: Barb Amiotte, Janet Moran both of Hot Springs, SD, Tom Amiotte of Pine; Ridge, SD, Loretta Lone Elk of Oglala, SD, Greg He Crow of Portland, Oregon, Mike He Crow of Rapid City, SD, Lucinda He Crow and Lopita He Crow both of Pine Ridge, SD, Dennis White Thunder of Sharps Corner, Elsie Sleeper of Oklahoma City, OK, Debbie He Crow of Rapid City, SD; Numerous grandchildren

Abraham was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham He Crow Sr. and Rita Rouillard, and his sister, Patricia He Crow

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Rosary at 7:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 2014. Funeral to begin on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Makasan Cemetery with Sr. Barb Officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Richard Broken Nose

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Richard Dean Little Moon,  44,  Wounded Knee, passed away June 22, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Son:  Richard “Sylas” Little Moon, Jr. of Wounded Knee, SD; Daughters:  Angela Red Cloud of Wounded Knee, SD, Unique Little Moon of Wounded Knee, SD, Danique Little Moon, Divine Little Moon, and Serenity Little Moon all of Grand Coulee, WA; Brothers:  Leo Little Moon and Ronnie Little Moon, Sr. both of Wounded Knee, SD; Sisters:  Paulette Little Moon of Reno, NV, Mona Little Moon of Chadron, Ne, and Cynthia Little Moon of Wounded Knee, SD; and 2 Grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Lester White Butterfly and Victoria Little Moon; son, Josey Little Moon; and brothers, Randy Little Moon and Tony Little Moon

Two night wake services starting Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD
Funeral will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM, at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD, with burial to follow at Little Moon Family Cemetery.  The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull will officiate with
Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. John Gibbons and Mr. Gerald Ice.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


JoAnn Benson, 78,  Gordon, NE, passed away June 23, 2014,  at Pioneer Manor.

Memorial Serviceswill be held Friday June 27, 2014, at 2:00PM at the United Methodist Church, Gordon, NE.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Devlyn Irving-Robert Quiver, infant baby boy, Wanblee, SD,  passed away June 19, 2014 in Rapid City, SD

Survivors include: Parents:  Steven J. Quiver and Doreen Milk both of Wanblee, SD; Brothers:  Chance Milk and Deshane Doyle both of Wanblee, SD; Sister:  Stevie Quiver of Wanblee, SD; Grandmother:  Joyce Doyle of Wanblee, SD; Nephew:  Davon Quiver of Wanblee, SD.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP office in Wanblee, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP office in Wanblee, SD
Burial to follow at Quiver Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Russell Eagle Bear with   Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Jenny Dewing, 88, Loveland, CO(formerly of Gordon, NE), passed away June 19, 2014.

Graveside Services  will be held Thursday June 26, 2014, at 11:00AM at the Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE

The Family suggests memorials to the Gordon American Legion Auxilary  and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343


Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Kira Rey Yellow Hair, 14 Weeks (Gestational Age) Baby Boy, Bismarck, ND

Survivors include: Mother:  Erica Yellow Hair of Bismarck, ND; Brothers:  Kyren Yellow Hair of Pine Ridge, SD and Kircio Yellow Hair of Bismarck, ND; Grandparents:  Annette Yellow Horse and Elmer Yellow Hair, Jr. both of Oglala, SD; Great Grandparents:  Ben Smith and Diane Iron Bird of Pine Ridge, SD.

Wake Services: 5:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Ben Smith Residence in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Ben Smith Residence in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  New Holy Family Cemetery, Oglala, South Dakota
Traditional Lakota Services:   Mr. Sam Moves Camp

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Thomas "Tom" Bland, 63, Belen, NM (formerly Merriman, NE), passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 in New Mexico.

His body was cremated & a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements handled by Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, Belen, NM.

Pamela M. Caswell, 69, Chadron, NE passed away on June 16, 2014 at her home in Chadron.  

Memorial services for Pamela M. Caswell of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.

Pamela M. Caswell of Chadron, NE passed away on June 16, 2014 at her home in Chadron.  She was 69. 

Pamela Marie Caswell was born in Chadron Nebraska August 27, 1945 to LeRoy and Ruth (Betts) Jones and spent most of her life in the Chadron area. She married Bill Johnson Sr in 1960 and unto that union Bill Johnson Jr. was born. Pam spent many years in the V.F.W. Auxiliary and worked at the county fair for numerous summers.  She enjoyed helping the residents of Dawes County. 

Survivors include husband John Caswell Jr. of Chadron; mother Ruth Christensen of Chadron; sister, Christi (Pat) Hilliker of Hay Springs and niece Paige Schartz of Fort Collins, CO; Son, Bill (Lori) Johnson of Torrington, Wyoming; grandson Darr; granddaughter Shanae; step granddaughter Ann along with several great grandchildren and special friend Russ Garner of Crawford.

“She was the jewel of my life and will be missed.” – John Caswell Jr.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.



Tillie Wollesen , 95, Chadron, NE, passed away on June 16, 2014 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron.

Matilda (Tillie) Marie Wollesen passed away on June 16, 2014, at the age of 95 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska. She was born in Wall, South Dakota on November 9, 1918.

Tillie was the 5th of 10 children born to Dick and Anna (Hamann) Busskohl. The family lived in Wall, South Dakota for several years and then moved to Dewey, South Dakota in Custer County where the 10th child was born.

Leland and Tillie were married on December 26, 1936. Together they lived on the family farm/ranch east of Chadron, Nebraska until Leland’s death. Tillie remained on the home place until the end of April 2013.

Tillie was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran, active on the kitchen committee when it was built and remodeled. She loved to quilt and joined the quilting ladies in the church fellowship hall every third Wednesday up until she had her stroke at the end of April. She crocheted many angels, snowflakes, and made delicious rolls and lunches for church food sales. She was often indemand for her butter cream mints for many wedding receptions. The past 14 months she resided at Crestview Care Center in Chadron.

Tillie is survived by her son Douglas (Linda); Grandsons: Rocky Wollsen (Sabrea Woods), Mark (Maria) Wollesen; Great-Grandchildren: Nichole Wollesen, Mandelin, and McKoy Wollesen; Brother LaVern (Burns) & wife Joyce Busskohl; Sisters: Annie Powell and Dorothy Mayer; 5 sister-in-laws; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dick (Anna Hamann) Dusskohl; step motherEmma Nitche Busskohl; husband Leland; 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 8 brother-in-laws, 1 sister-in-law, and many friends, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial has been established for Immanuel Lutheran and the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337



Pamela Marie (High Whiteman) Cooper, 60,  Rapid City, SD, passed away on June 14, 2014.

Survivors include: Son:  John E. Cooper of Rapid City, SD; Daughters:  Lisa (Russell) Conklin and Angelina (Robert) Fey both of Rapid City, SD; Step-son:  John A. Cooper of Keystone, SD; Sister:  Gloria Cruz of Rapid City, SD; Niece:  Theresa A. Bush of Rapid City, SD; Nephews:  David A. Cruz and Vincent E. Cruz both of Rapid City, SD; and four Grandchildren.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Betty (Hawk) High Whiteman, and spouse, John Wesley Cooper.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Multi-Purpose Building at Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD.  Funeral begins at 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD, with Rev. Simon Looking Elk and Elder Madeline Terry officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Elsie Williams, 98, Martin, SD, passed away on June 14, 2014 at the Bennett County Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., June 19, 2014 at 10AM at the Catholic Church in Martin, SD. Burial to follow at the Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be sent to: Bennett County Funeral Service. (605) 685-6295

Evelyn (Dotson) Armstrong, 91,  Hay Springs, NE, passed away on June 10, 2014 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services for Evelyn (Dotson) Armstrong of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs with Reverend Al Trucano officiating.  Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery.  

Evelyn was born at the Dotson Ranch, southwest of Hay Springs on September 13, 1922.  Her parents were Crawford Deloris Dotson and Evaline (Confer) Dotson.  Evelyn was the youngest and the last survivor of her family.  Those preceding her were her parents; four brothers; Leland, Elbin, Marvin, and Vernon; and two sisters Vernocia Sprout and Althea Persons. 

She graduated from Hay Springs High School in the class of 1940 and from the University of Nebraska in 1944.  After graduation from Lincoln, she was a bookkeeper for Strotheide Hardware and International Dealership until she retired.  In 1956, she married Don Armstrong.  He was killed in a car accident in 1980.  In Evelyn’s later years she loved to travel and visited many foreign countries and made new friends where ever she went.  Evelyn and Don had no children, but she left many nieces and nephews to mourn her passing. 

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Methodist Church or the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Jesse Running Shield,  32,   Minneapolis, MN, passed away on June 10, 2014 at the North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Survivors include: Father:  Frank Running Shield, Sr. of Denver, CO; Mother:  Fermena Feather Earring of Minneapolis, MN; Special Friend:  Rose Thompson of Minneapolis, MN; Step-Son:  Simon Thompson of Minneapolis, MN; Step-Daughters:  Angelique Thompson and Chrisse Thompson both of Minneapolis, MN; Brothers:  Corbin Feather Earring, Richard Running Shield, and Corley Running Shield all of Minneapolis, MN, and Robert Feather Earring of Porcupine, SD; and 2 Grandchildren.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at St. Julius Episcopal Church in Porcupine, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 16, 2014 at St. Julius Episcopal Church in Porcupine, SD.  Burial to follow at  St. Luke’s Episcopal Cemetery, Porcupine, South Dakota with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth and Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Marian E. Scott, 88,  Rushville, NE, passed away June 9, 2014.

Funeral Services  will be held Thursday June 12, 2014, at 10:00AM at the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home,
Gordon, NE. Interment burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rushville, NE.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, from 5 to 7 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE

The Family suggests memorials to the Rushville Rescue Unit and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Bert Oetken, 96, Crawford, NE, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral serviceswill be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Crawford with Father Bernard Berger officiating.  Burial will follow at the Crawford Catholic Cemetery.

Bert was born on August 28, 1917 to Fred and Lottie Oetken at the family farm east of Squaw Mound.  A few years later the family moved to a place a few miles north of Crawford.  Bert attended school at a country school near the place.

Bert worked on the family farm and for other area farmers until 1936 when he moved to California to work in a gold mine.  In 1941, he moved to Hawaii and worked as a pipe fitter on an underground fuel storage project and was there during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Bert was later drafted into the Navy and fueled ships during the war.  In 1946, Bert came back to Crawford and bought land in the area. 

On March 17, 1948 Bert was united in marriage with Laura Lee DeSive at the Catholic Church in Crawford.  They later moved to the place in the Belmont area south of Crawford where he ranched, farmed, and raised a family with Laura Lee.  Bert believed in hard work and did what he could well into his 80’s.  Later on in life Bert enjoyed time with his family, especially the grandchildren.  He also enjoyed playing cards and riding around on his 4-wheeler looking at the cattle and crops.

Survivors include sons; Keith (Lori) Oetken, Greg Oetken, Kirk (Dawn) Oetken, ten grandchildren; sister, Gladys Soester, and many nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death was his wife Laura Lee Oetken, son Gary Oetken, parents Fred and Lottie Oetken, two brothers and six sisters.

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Fourth of July Fireworks Show.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Harmon Smith, Hay Springs, NE

Graveside inurnment with Military Honors for Harmon Smith of Hay Springs, who passed away on April 30, 2014 will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Hay Springs Cemetery with Pam Anderson officiating.

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Hollis Claussen, 92,  Hay Springs, NE, passed away on June 4, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Funeral services for will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pam Anderson officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Chamberlain Chapel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Hollis was born on December 27, 1921 in Chadron, Nebraska.

A memorial has been established for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hay Springs.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Carmin Rose Whiting,  67, Rapid City, SD, passed away May 31, 2014 in  Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Son:  Reginald Black Elk, Jr. of Rapid City, SD; Daughter:  Rayette Black Elk of Pine Ridge, SD; Brothers:  Albert Whiting of Hastings, MN, Doug Bissonette of Pine Ridge, SD, Tony Bissonette of Wounded Knee, SD, Duane Bissonette of Kirk Lynn, NM, Mike Whiting of Bryant, SD, Cyrus Condon of Rapid City, SD and James Whiting of Sioux Falls, SD; Sisters:  Joyce Whiting of Porcupine, SD, Victoria Whiting of Rapid City, SD, Bernadette Whiting of Rapid City, SD, Ruth Whiting of New Underwood, SD, and Christine Whiting of Allen, SD; 13 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren.

Carmin was preceded in death by her father, Albert Whiting, Sr.; mother, Annie Chase In The Morning-Bissonette, spouse, Reginald Black Elk, Sr.; daughter, Charlotte Marie Black Elk; son, Troy Lynn Black Elk; and brothers, Donovan Whiting, Mike Bissonette, Pat Bissonette, and Daygo Bissonette

Wake Services starting from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM,  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Black Elk Residence in Pine Ridge, SD and all night wake services starting at 12:30 PM, Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.  Interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD with
Sister Barb and Mr. Albert Whiting officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Ronald Wayne Grote, 81, Harrison, SD,.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrison with Reverend Gregory Sonnenschein officiating.  Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.

Ronald Wayne Grote was born July 10, 1932 in Harrison, Nebraska to William and Emma (Heidemann) Grote, the youngest of six living children.  He graduated from Sioux County High School in 1949.  He served overseas in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.  After serving in the Army, he worked for Fred Bruegger for a couple of years near Lost Springs, Wyoming.  He married Jerry Sue Phipps on February 16, 1958 in Harrison.  Shortly after, they returned to Harrison and lived on the “Poor Farm”, where he continued to live until his death at the age of eighty-one.  Ronald and Jerry Sue had three children; Scott, Kevin, and Laurel.  He enjoyed ranching, roping in his younger days, and the company of his many hunter friends.  He was also an avid cribbage player and enjoyed a good game with neighbors and friends.  He liked to watch his grandchildren in all their activities and to share his wisdom with them.  He also enjoyed his many nieces and nephews and formed special bonds with many of them.

He is survived by his sons Scott Grote and Kevin(Twila) Grote and daughter Laurel(Ed) Ginkens all of Harrison, grandchildren Nicki(Jay) Kittinger, Wyatt Grote, Sean and Hannah Grote, and Trevor and Jebb Ginkens, brother-in-law Morris Engebretsen and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jerry Sue (Phipps) Grote, his parents William and Emma Grote, siblings Earl Grote, Alice Rabe, Melvin Grote, Elaine Walker, and Alda Engebretsen, brothers and sisters-in-law Albert Rabe, Duke Rabe, Ola Mae Grote, Madeline Grote, Loren Walker, Dorothy Phipps and Jim Phipps, niece Twila Grote, and nephews Duane Grote and Bill Grote.

A memorials may be made out to the donor’s choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Ted Mikesell, 84, Chadron, NE, passed away on April 19, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel.  Inurnment will take place at the Alliance Veteran’s Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Lacedez Antonia Standing Soldier, 3, Wanblee, SD, passed away May 27, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Survivors include: Father: Quentin Standing Soldier of Wanblee, SD; Mother: LeAnne Swift Hawk-Romero of Wanblee, SD; Brothers: Quentino Swift Hawk and Joseph Standing Soldier both of Wanblee, SD;
Sisters: Quenesha Swift Hawk, Quentina Standing Soldier, Lakota Swift Hawk and Jolanna Swift Hawk all of Wanblee, SD; Grandparents: Phyllis Swift Hawk, Tina and Vern Standing Soldier all of Wanblee, SD;
Uncles: Corbin Romero, Loren Romero and Larry Romero all of Wanblee, SD.

Two night wake service with the first night starting at 2:30 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at #209 Cluster Housing in Wanblee, SD. Second night starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD.  Funeral Service begins at 3:00 PM, Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD.  Burial to follow at Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery, Wanblee, SD with Rev. Richard and Carol Lee and Deacon Gerald Bush officiating.


Georgianna Has No Horse,  73, Hot Springs, SD, passed away  May 25, 2014 in Kyle, SD.

Survivors include: Spouse:  Alvin Has No Horse, Sr. of Hot Springs, SD; Sons:  Aubrey Two Crow, Aaron Two Crow, Alvin Has No Horse, Jr., and Alan Has No Horse all of Kyle, SD; Daughters:  Marla Two Crow and Marylee Little Whiteman both of Kyle, SD, and Rosalie Spoonhunter of Riverton, WY; Brother:  Willard Kills In Water of Kyle, SD; Sister:  Pearl Monroe of Kyle, SD; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Georgianna was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Lucy (Black Bear) One Horn; daughter, Rhoda Palmer; and siblings, Bertha Grass Rope, Theresa Featherman, Sophie Takes War Bonnet, Bernard Kills In Water, and Melvin Kills In Water

Pallbearers will be Ervin One Horn, Elliot Kills In Water, Lester Monroe, Travis Mesteth, Beau Duran, Billy One Horn, Phillip Poor Bear, and Les Two Bulls

Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service begins at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Kyle, SD.  Burial to follow at Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD with  Rev. Harold Eagle Bull officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Leo Patrick Red Feather, 6 Months, Rapid City, SD, passed away May 22, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Parents:  Corina M. Red Feather and Damion Red Cloud both of Rapid City, SD;
Siblings:  Ashlynn Germaine, Damion Ray, and twin sister, Cleo Ivy all of Rapid City, SD; Paternal Grandparents:  Tamera Goings of Rapid City, SD and John Red Cloud of Pine Ridge, SD; Maternal Grandmother:  Marrietta Red Feather of Pine Ridge, SD; Adopted Grandparents:  Miranda Black Feather of Rapid City, SD and Rob Lawrence of Pine Ridge, SD; Special Grandpa:  Leo L. Two Bulls of #4 Community;
Special Great Grandmother:  Regina (Donut) Tobacco of Calico, SD; Great Grandfather:  Robert Red Feather, Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD; Great Grandmothers:  Barb Swan of Pine Ridge, SD and Lisa Two Bulls-Bagola of #4 Community; Numerous Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents; Special Family Friend:  Majestic Fairbanks of Rapid City, SD.

Wake services starting at 1:00 PM, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD on Thursday, May 29, 2014
Funeral Service begins at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with  Burial to follow at Afraid of His Horses Cemetery, #4 Community with Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Wilmer Mesteth and Mr. Aloysius Weasel Bear.  Rev. Clifford Short will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Gary Janssen, 61, Rushville, NE, passed away on May 27, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Rushville with Father Bernard Berger officiating.   Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Rushville.   

Gary Martin Janssen was born on August 29, 1952 in Rushville, Ne to Martin George Janssen and Cathryn Mearl (Schupbach) Janssen.  Gary grew up on the family farm west of Rushville until the family moved to town. He attended St Mary's Catholic school in Rushville until high school. 

Gary was involved in many activities throughout high school, such as football, wrestling, baseball. On December 21, 1977, he married Theresa Marie Schmaltz. Being a very hard worker, Gary spent the great majority of his life working hard on various farms and ranches to provide for his wife, Theresa, and daughters Jenny and Corinne. 

Gary was an enthusiastic Husker's fan and also enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, farming, spending time with friends and family, and kicking back with a few PBRs. He was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life, and enjoyed growing a garden and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  After retiring a few years ago, one of Gary's favorite past times was watching the Colorado Rockies on television.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa (Schmaltz) Janssen, brother Jim (Herman)Janssen, and his father  Martin Janssen.

He is survived by his daughters, Jenny (Janssen) Mills of Scottsbluff and Corinne (Janssen )Hare of Gordon.  Gary is also survived by his mother, Cathryn (Schupbach) Janssen of Rushville, sisters Carolyn (Janssen) Hoffman of Loveland, Co, and Judy (Janssen) Knecht  of Tuthill, SD.  Gary has 6 grandchildren; Brandi Dawn Bell (15), Kyler Daniel Mills (12), Jazmin Faith Mills (9), Brandon Dean Bell (6), "Cowboy" Chance Dean Hare (5), and Bailey Marie Bell, (4).  Gary is survived by many other nieces, nephews, and relatives.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE  69343. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.


Adam Norman Brown Eyes, 26, Slim Buttes, SD, passed away  May 21, 2014 in  Slim Buttes, SD.

Survivors include: Parents:  Thomas and Sarah (Red Paint) Brown Eyes both of Slim Buttes, SD; Brothers:  Donny Red Paint and Sean Brown Eyes both of Slim Buttes, SD; Sisters:  Lori Red Paint, Elizabeth Brown Eyes, Alexis Brown Eyes, and Jayma Brown Eyes all of Slim Buttes, SD, and Hope Brown Eyes of Rapid City, SD; Grandmother:  Bernice Brown Eyes of Slim Buttes, SD.

Adam was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Brown Eyes, and nephew, Dean Alexander Richard.

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service begins at10:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with  burial to follow at Brown Eyes Family Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD.  Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Scott Brown Eyes and Mr. Will Peters.  Mr. Charles Mcgaa will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Perry Dale Mills, 55, Lincoln, NE, passed away May 21, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Spouse:  Rose Mills of Lincoln, NE; Daughters:  Benita Mills of Lincoln, NE, Nadia Mills of Denver, CO, and Natasha Mills of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Terry Mills, Marvin Mills, and Stephen Rowland all of Pine Ridge, SD, Dewey Mills of Omaha, NE, and Lincoln Mills of Minneapolis, MN; Sisters:  Bonita Mills of Scottsbluff, NE and Elizabeth Rowland of Pine Ridge, SD.; Numerous Grandchildren.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Rose (Rowland) Mills; and son, Wanbli Mills.


Three night wake service starting at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, scripture services will be at 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 24; rosary services will be at 7:00 PM, Monday, May 26, 2014 all at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge
Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial to follow at Body of Christ Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD with Traditional Lakota Services. Sister Barb and Mr. Charles Mcgaa will officiate.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wayne A. Farrar, 87, Hemingford, NE, passed away on May 22, 2014 at his home in Chadron.

Funeral services  will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Chadron Berean Church with Pastor Charlie Busch officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska at 11:00 AM central time.  
 
A memorial has been established for the Chadron Berean Church or the Ambulance Funds of Hemingford or Curtis, Nebraska or the Honor’s Flight. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Lee Sharp, 74, Rapid City, SD, passed away May 22, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Scott (Diane) Sharp of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Clyde Sharp of Arizona, Claude Sharp of Nevada, and Jacob Sharp of Rapid City, SD; Sister:  Donna Bounds of Rapid City, SD;
Grandchildren:  Chris Sharp, Amanda Sharp, Savanna Mutschelknaus, and Christian Paulson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Wilma (Jacobs) Sharp; and numerous brothers and sisters.


Visitation Services: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church located at 202 E. Indiana, Rapid City, SD.
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Rapid City, SD
Burial Service:  4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Wall City Cemetery in Wall, SD
Officiating:  Pastor John McKnight


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Jonathan Andrew Rodriguez ,  6 Months, Wakpamni Lake, SD, passed away May 20, 2014 at Wakpamni Lake, SD.

Survivors include: Brother:  Jalonnie Rodriguez of Wakpamni Lake, SD; Sister:  Jaylynn Rodriguez of Wakpamni Lake, SD (Information as provided by funeral home).


Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Batesland, SD.  Burial to follow at  Wakpamni Lake Cemetery, Wakpamni Lake, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Michael Pretty Voice Crane and   Pastor Ken Trivett officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Sterling Aaron Center Jr., 52, White Lake, SD, passed away May 17, 2014 in  White Lake, SD.

Survivors include: Mother: Thelma Little Crow of Allen, SD; Sons: Willis Center of Gillette, WY and Delwayne Center of Minneapolis, MN; Daughters: Vashaity Center of Minneapolis, MN, Genevieve Hawkins of Wanblee, SD and Nakita Logsdon of Louisville, KT; Brother: Cedric Little Crow of Billings, MT; Sister: Jessica Reyes of Allen, SD; and 7 Grandchildren.

Sterling was preceded in death by his father Sterling Aaron Center Sr., Grand Parents, Sidney and Carrie Little Crow and a sister, Linda Rowland

One night wake services starting at 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.
Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 26, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.
Burial to follow at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Allen, SD, with The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull and Sr. Catechist Ben Conquering Bear officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Mary Sue Slow Bear (Herrera), 46, passed away May 12, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Survivors include: Sons: Jonathan Slow Bear of Rapid City, SD and Eric Slow Bear of Salt Lake City, UT;
Brothers: Dane Running Horse, Gavin Running Horse, Esaul Elbow Shield, Bernard Elbow Shield, Duane Waters all of Pine Ridge, SD and Benjamin Yellow Boy of Scottsbluff, NE; Sisters: Rochelle Running Horse of Oglala, SD and Sophie Elbow Shield of Wounded Knee, SD; Auntie: Annie Mills of Minneapolis, MN; and Numerous Uncles, Nieces and Nephews

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Elbow Shield and Nellie Slow Bear and her sisters, Angel Elbow Shield and Annette Slow Bear

One night wake services starting at 12:00 PM, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service will start at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Burial to follow at Our Lady of the Sioux, Oglala, SD with  Sister Barb officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Frank E. “Bus” Waltman, 89,  Chadron, NE, passed away on May 19, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 


His survivors include: Wife: Betty Waltman; Son:  Riley (Dee) Waltman; Daughters:  Kay (Larry) Merrill, Christie Dickinson, Delinda Royse; 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Margaret Waltman, his in-laws, Charles and Florence Haskell, and a great granddaughter Maggie.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Fire and Rescue Department, the American Diabetes Association or the Donor’s Choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Robert Hanks, 82,  Whitney/Chadron area, passed away in Carencro, Louisiana on January 2, 2014

Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.

Marvin was born to Vera Kusel Hanks and Henry Hanks on August 31, 1931 and was a native of the Whitney/Chadron area all his life with the exception of his last two years of life when he resided in Louisiana with his daughter and her family (and dog Mandy who kept him company.)

He was married to Susan Wallingford Hanks until her death in 1989. Together they had two surviving children, Jeff Hanks of Debary, Florida and Jenifer Ibach of Carencro, Louisiana (as well as son-in-law Rick Ibach).

Marvin retired from Chicago Northwestern Railroad after 30  plus years of work and also served in the National Guards.  He has five grandchildren, Dustin, Tyler and Jared Hanks, all of Debary, Florida and Samantha Cavanaugh (and husband Mark) of Scott, Louisiana and Kayla Ibach of Carencro, Louisiana as well as his first great granddaughter from Samantha to be born in his birthday month of August 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susan; parents Vera and Henry; two sisters Marjorie Hanks and Betty Coryell and brother-in-law Bill Coryell as well as other dear relatives. 

Although he is truly missed, he has gone on to meet his Heavenly Father, beloved wife, and relatives and friends as God has so wonderfully planned.
Marvin was particular to the point in anything he set out to accomplish and so did.  He was a jack-of-all-trades and could construct and build just about anything he put his mind and might to do and there was no stopping him.  He was one of those true old-timers that had a hard work ethic and the more hard work the better.  The list could go on and on of the wonderful things he made but he most specifically built his home over the course of several years, working to build it after working a long workday and then going to the site to build his family home taking advantage of longer daylight hours in the summer months.  There was no stopping hard work for Marvin and he accomplished all he set out to do.

Marvin cherished all his family and also his friends of younger years but spoke always of two special friends his last years and was so grateful for their company, that being Dick Serres and Don Dehaven.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Myron J. Jacobson, 91, Gordon, NE, died May 12, 2014, at the Hemingford Community Care Center.

MEMORIAL Services will be held Wednesday May 21, 2014, at 10:00AM at the Clinton Methodist Church, Clinton, NE.

Inurnment burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Dale Whiting, 45,  Wanblee, SD, passed away on May 13, 2014 at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.


Survivors: Fiancé:  Tracey Lamont of Wanblee, SD; Sons:  Jossiye Marvin DuBray of Minnesota and Michael Guerue of Parmeless, SD; Hunka Parents:  Randy and Sharon Lowe; Sisters:  Wilberta Buckman and Carla Sleeping Bear both of Manderson, SD, Clevia Pomani, and Grace Her Many Horses all of Rosebud, SD, and Mariann and Karen both of Rapid City, SD.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Whiting and Zona Tail; sister, Carmen Whiting; and brothers, Steve Whiting, Mike Buckman, and Dean Andrews

Two night wake services with the first night starting at 10:00 AM, CT, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Rosebud Veteran’s Center, Rosebud, SD and the second night starting at 2:00 PM, MT, Sunday, May 18, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD.

Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, MT, Monday, May 18, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD.  Burial to be held at 3:00 PM, CT, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Veterans Cemetery, Rosebud, SD
with Rev. Ben Black Bear, Mr. Charles McGaa, and Ms. Joyce Tibbitts officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Rick Two Dogs.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Fannie Johnson, 95, Chadron, NE, passed away on May 10, 2014 at Crest View in Chadron, Nebraska.

Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Pastor Jack Greenwood officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, Nebraska at 1:30 PM.

HER survivors include: SONS: Ross (Dorothy) Johnson, Gerald (Joyce) Johnson; DAUGHTERS: Janice Greenwood, Marlene (Dennis) Hoffman, Judy Hammermeister, Virginia Kearns; 13 GRANDCHILDREN, 24 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN & 2 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

A memorial has been established for Rushville Rescue Unit and/or the Rushville Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.


Marie Julia LaMont, 77, Porcupine, SD, passed away May 10, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Adopted Son: Dennis H. of Anita, CA; Brother: Larry LaMont of Buffalo Gap, SD;
Niece: Tasha LaMont of Pendleton, Oregon; Nephews: Kevin LaMont of Hot Springs, SD and Tory LaMont of Pendleton, Oregon, and nine Grandchildren:

One night wake service starting at 12:00 PM, Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Parish Hall, Porcupine, SD, with burial to follow at Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes, Porcupine, SD.  Fr. Peter Klink S.J. and Sr. Catechist Ben Conquering Bear will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Betty L. Ruleaux, 81, of Chadron NE, died on Saturday, May 10th at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

She was born June 7, 1932, in Covina, CA to Frank and Mary Van Buskirk. 

Betty graduated from Rushville High School in 1950.  On July 25, 1953, she married Donald Ruleaux of Gordon.  She took great care being a homemaker and raising their six children. 

Betty's constant support and encouragement inspired Don's art career.  She was an avid reader, and her house was filled with books.

She is survived by her husband Donald Ruleaux, Chadron, NE; six children and their spouses, Frank (Lisa) Ruleaux, Pierre, SD; Donnie (Ardeia) Ruleaux, Waverly, NE; Mary (Duane) Hall, Exeter, NE; Francie Ruleaux, Sturgis, SD; Beau (Sandy) Ruleaux,  Storm Lake, IA; Robert (Kari) Ruleaux, Billings, MT; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchild, and a sister, Geraldine Schoettger, Corvillas, OR.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Gerald Van Buskirk.

Visitation is Tuesday May 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., with family present at 7:00 P.M. at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, NE.

Services will be Wednesday May 14 at 10:00 A.M. at Chamberlain Chapel, with Pastor Russ Seger officiating.  A memorial has been established.  Burial will be at Hay Springs Cemetery.


Matthew John Oman, 32, Crawford, NE, passed away May 5, 2014 in his sleep from an medical seizure at his home in Crawford, Nebraska.

Matthew John Oman was born May 2, 1982 in Bozeman, Montana to John Mark Oman and Lisa Collier. Matt went to school and graduated in Crawford, Nebraska. He was mostly a happy, jovial man with a big heart. He
liked to fish, visit with relatives, and care for those less fortunate than he.

Funeral services with be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Christ Community Church with Pastor Randy Gulbranson in Crawford, Nebraska. A graveside service will be held on May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Meadowview Cemetery in Manhattan, Montana.

Matt was preceded in death by his father John Mark Oman, grandfather John R. Oman, and step grandfather Hollis Betson.

Matthew is survived by his mother, Lisa (Collier) Slason, step dad Charles Slason, grandmother Rosemary (Oman) Betson, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Algra, half-sister Amber (Joe) Summers, his half-brother Charlie Slason, his aunts and uncles: Sheryl (Corry) O’Brien, Sharon (Clete) Knaub, Tim (Tena) Oman, Rollyn (Sue) Oman, and Ted (Cyndi) Oman. Matt is also survived by 7 nieces and nephew and 7 cousins. Matthew John Oman will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Online condolences can be made at chamberlainchapel.com, and Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.  A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Keith Nixon, 84, Crawford, NE, passed away on May 8th, 2014 at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 13th 2014 at 10:00 am at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, NE with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetary in Chadron, NE. 

Keith Francis Nixon was born Dec. 7th, 1929 in Chadron to Ethel and Lewis Nixon and joined an older sister Betty upon arriving home.

He attended various country schools within Dawes County during his youth and graduated from Chadron High School in 1947.

Keith enjoyed several different occupations throughout his lifetime including mechanics, ranching, oil drilling, trucking and horse breaking to mention a few.

He married and had 5 children: Dennis, Roland, Kenny, Dana and Alan and adopted one child Amos Bearshield.

Keith married his best friend Barb in 1975. Together they shared a passion for auctions and flea markets to stock their antique store they owned and operated in Crawford, NE.
Barb and Keith traveled all over the country to fuel this hobby. This in turn provided entertaining tales for friends and family of the “hunts and deals” they encountered along the way. A stop at Kountry Loft Antiques ensured good conversation and friends. Keith always enjoyed sharing his knowledge of cars, tractors, and western tack and loved the company of his grandchildren whenever possible.
He is survived by his wife Barb; his six children Dennis (Angel), Roland (Cindy), Kenny, Dana (Brad), Alan (Brenda) and Amos; along with his 3 stepchildren Ron (Rhonda), Julie (Frank), and Ed (Steph). He was a loving grandfather to 24 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.


Sylvan Thomas LaBuff Sr., 48, Gordon, NE, passed away May 6, 2014 in Rapid City.

Survivors include: Children: Sylvan T LaBuff Jr., Sasha M LaBuff-Mata, Trista R No Leaf, Britney A No Leaf of Gordon, NE and Christa R No Leaf of York, NE; Step-Children: MorningStar No Leaf of San Diego, CA, Marcia R No Leaf of Curtis, NE, and Natasha L Bowen of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters: Marceline Richards of Provo, UT and Stephanie Bear Robe of Sioux Falls, SD; His special pets, Joe and Lilly.

Sylvan was preceded in death by his parents, Godfrey Thomas and Marie Amelia (Elk Looks Back) LaBuff, and his daughter Sarah Anne LaBuff.

Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014,  No Leaf Residence, 221 S Spruce Street, Gordon, NE.  Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 12, 2014, No Leaf Residence, 221 S Spruce Street, Gordon, NE.  Burial to follow at Gordon Community Cemetery, Gordon, NE
Traditional Lakota Services

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Matthew Zachary Running Eagle, Jr., 26, Oglala, SD, passed away May 5, 2014 in Oglala.

Survivors include: Parents:  Wallace Matthew Running Eagle and Carla (White Eyes) Running Eagle both of Oglala, SD; Sisters:  Alicia Running Eagle of Gordon Junction and Charlee Running Eagle of Oglala, SD;
Brother:  Sylas Running Eagle of Oglala, SD; Brother-In-Law:  Richard Palmier, Jr. of Gordon Junction;
Nephews:  Chaytan Palmier and Richard Palmier III both of Gordon Junction.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Louise Running Eagle and nephew Peyton Running Eagle

Two night wake services starting at 3:30 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Multi-Purpose Building at Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD. Funeral begins at  2:00 PM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD with  Pastor Simon Looking Elk and Elder Madeline Terry officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Kim Weibel, 59, Gordon, NE, passed away May 6, 2014, at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be Friday, May 9, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday May 10, 2014, at 10:00AM at the First Presbyterain Church, Gordon, NE.  Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Matt Oman, 32,  Crawford, Nebraska, passed away on May 5, 2014 at his house in Crawford, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Christ Community Church in Crawford, Nebraska with Randy Gulbranson officiating.  Burial will be at Meadowview Cemetery in Manhattan, Montana.                                                             
Matt was born on May 2, 1982 in Bozeman, Montana.

His survivors include: Grandmother: Rosemary Betson; Step Dad: Charles Slason;  Half Brother: Charlie Slason; Half Sister: Amber Summers.

A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Wilder, 63, Chadron, died May 7, 2014, at his home, he was 63.

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL Services  will be held
Monday May 12, 2014, at 10:00AM at Pleasant Point Cemetery, Gordon, NE

A memorial has been established for any local Fire Department and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343


Hazel E. Fankhauser, 92, formally of Rushville, NE, passed away on May 5, 2014 at Box Butte General in Alliance, Nebraska.

Funeral services  will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville, Nebraska with Reverend Fred Andersen and Reverend Al Trucano officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, Nebraska.  A VISITATION will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs, Nebraska                                                                                              
Hazel was born on December 12, 1921 in Sheridan County, Nebraska

HER survivors include: SONS: Dick (Bonnie) Fankhauser of Alliance, Nebraska and Thomas (Bette Lynn) Fankhauser of Decatur, Illinois; DAUGHTERS: Lila (Doug) Austin of Greeley, Colorado and Sally Randall of Alliance, Nebraska; BROTHERS: Guy (Bonnie) Orr; 10 GRANDCHILDREN and 16 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

A memorial has been established for Morse Memorial United Methodist Church in Rushville, Nebraska. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.


Burgess Sidney "Sid" Conquering Bear, 43, Rushville, NE, passed away on Friday, May 2 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include: Sons:  Brandon Conquering Bear and Allen Conquering Bear both of Rushville, NE;
Daughters:  Desiray Conquering Bear and Sarah Conquering Bear both of Rushville, NE; Brothers:  Lyle Conquering Bear of Gordon, NE, Dale Conquering Bear of Red Wing, MN, Eldon Conquering Bear of PA, and Dion Conquering Bear of Rushville, NE; Sister:  Annette Conquering Bear of Denver, CO.

Burgess was preceded in death by his parents, Burgess Conquering Bear and Helen Scabby Face and sister, Loretta Conquering Bear

One night wake service starting at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. with burial to follow at Advent Cemetery, Calico, SD. Rev. Craig West and Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear will be officiating.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements.


Bobby Rae Sullivan, 59, Red Shirt Table, passed away May 1, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Lisa Stands and Carla Sullivan both of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Edward Clifford of Edgemont, SD and Richard Clifford of Indiana; Sister:  Carol Bald Eagle of Cheyenne, WY; and 12 Grandchildren

Bobby was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary (Hudspeth) Sullivan, and daughter, Tonya Sullivan.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with cremation to follow funeral services. Pastor Elton Yellow Boy will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD




James Aaron Lone Hill, Jr.  29, Evergreen, SD, James passed away on April 29, 2014 at this home.

Survivors include: Father: James A Lone Hill Sr. of Porcupine, SD; Brothers: Sean Lone Hill of Porcupine, SD;
Sisters: Pauline Spider and Jeannie Lone Hill both of Porcupine, SD.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Spider-Lone Hill, his grandparents; Lewellyn and Ethel Lone Hill and Emerson Sr. and Elizabeth Spider.

Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, May 3, 2014 at the Porcupine Day School Gymnasium, Porcupine, SD. Funeral begins at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Porcupine Day School Gymnasium, Porcupine, SD.  Burial to follow at Porcupine Presbyterian Cemetery, Porcupine, SD, with Rev. Stanley Hollow Horn officiating. Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Jerome LeBeaux

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Rev. Robert D. “Bob” Trylick, 87, Chadron, NE, passed away on April 29, 2014 at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, Nebraska.

Bob was born on February 24, 1927 as the middle child of Mike and Emma Trylick of Homer, Michigan. He spent his young years on the farm milking cows and driving tractor. WWII was in full force when he turned 17 so he enlisted in the Navy. After serving 3 1/2 years, he married Mavis May on March 13, 1948. He then attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute. After graduation he and his wife were accepted as missionaries with Continental Baptist Missions to do church planting. They spent 40 years starting churches in Michigan, Wisconsin,South Dakota, and Texas.

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. After retirement he continued outdoor sports as well as doing wood working projects for the family. He also was the go to person with any repair project...it was said "papaw could fix anything" At the "young" age of 75, he was game to move to Nebraska where he loved helping brand and work the ground. He also will be missed at the Bunk House Motel where he took care of maintenance until health problems forced him to quit.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Rev. Tony Tangwall officiating.  Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota.                                                           

Survivors include his wife, Mavis Trylick; Children: Ruth Annette (Tangwall) Trylick of Chadron, Ne., Philip J. (Eileen) Trylick, of Plover, WI, Barbara A. (Dane ) Shultz, Easley, S.Carolina; Grandchildren: Tony (Tracey) Tangwall of Whitney, Ne., Tonya (Ray) Watson of Chadron, Ne., Tracy (Rick) Schuler of Chadron, Ne., Shawn (Linda) Trylick of Los Vegas, Aaron (Marie) Trylick of Plover, Wi, Allison Shultz of Easley, S. Carolina , and Jesse Shultz of Dickenson, N. Dakota ; 17 Great grandchildren and one Great-great grandchild.

A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron NE 69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Harmon Henry Smith, 93, Hay Springs, passed away on April 30, 2014 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Nebraska

Funeral services for Harmon Smith of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating.  Burial will be at Mirage Flats Cemetery in Mirage Flats, Nebraska on June 7, 2014 with Pam Anderson officiating.

Harmon was born on Mirage Flats August 7, 1920 to Danish immigrants Carl and Anne Smith. Three sisters Norma, Betty and Annebell completed the Smith Family.  Harmon’s father was struck by lighting and killed the morning of May 26th, 1926 leaving Anne with four small children and a pioneer farm to run.  Harmon graduated from Hay Springs High school in 1938 and then went to the University of Nebraska Agricultural College.
In 1944 Harmon joined the Air Force serving in Okinawa, Japan trained as an aviation mechanic through 1946.

Harmon returned to the Mirage Flats farm in 1947 and married Eileen Lang Smith.  Eileen, daughter of Herbert and Elma Lang is a part of the local Danish Hermansen and Jensen families.  Harmon and Eileen continued to live on the farm for 44 years raising three children, Bridget Ellen born during the blizzard of 1949, Sydney Anne 1951 and Carl Harmon, 1958.

Harmon and Eileen retired and moved to Chadron Nebraska in 1991 eventually selling their Flats farm and Ranch along the Niobrara River.   They moved to Prairie Pine Lodge in 2005, then to Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs in 2013 where they resided until Harmon’s death on April 30, 2014 at age 93.

Harmon is survived by his wife of 67 years Eileen Lang Smith; his children Bridget Laue (Paul Sharp) of Scotland, Sydney (Tim) Fortune of Virginia and Carl “Dane” Smith (Andrew Rust) of California; his grandchildren Ryan Laue (Nohemí Salazar) of California, Sheree (Troy) Wilt of Kansas, Justin (Everly) Laue of Colorado, Scott Sheneman of Virginia and Jeremy Laue (Katie MacDonald) of Colorado; great-grandchildren Alyssa Laue, Jordyn Wilt, Aria Laue, Jared Wilt and Arawyn Laue. Harmon is also survived by sisters Betty (Les) Wilkes of California and Annebell (Ardean) Andersen of Nebraska.


Lawrence Horst of Greeley, Colorado, passed away on April 27th, 2014 in Greely, Colorado.

Lawrence “Larry” Lyle Horst, 79, of Greeley, CO, died Sunday morning April 27, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 10, 1934, to Herman and Emma Horst in Dallas, SD.

Larry was most recently employed as a greeter at the 23rd street Wal-Mart in Greeley.  Previous Colorado employment was working for his brother at Horst Company as a sheet metal specialist.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, JoAnn Horst; three daughters, Rhonda Miller and Deborah Horst of Crawford, NE and Sandy Carrisosa of Mira Loma, CA; five grandchildren, Brian Miller, Angie Miller, Kim Walker, Jeff Sinclair and Shawna Harrer; ten great-grandchildren; five step-children, Holly Van Arsdale of Greeley, Brad Van Arsdale of Sioux Falls, SD, Traci Van Arsdale of San Mateo, CA, Scotty Van Arsdale of Nowata, OK, Bret Van Arsdale of Tulsa, OK; three step-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Percy of Chadron, NE; and a loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Danny.

Funeral services for Lawrence Horst of Greeley, Colorado will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crawford, Nebraska with Reverend Greg Sonnenschein officiating. Burial will be at Crawford Cemetery in Crawford, Nebraska. Visitations for Lawrence Horst will be help on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford, Nebraska at 7:00 PM.


Benjamin Kindle, Sr. “Kuwa Akupi” (Chase Back), 61, Pine Ridge, SD passed away on April 25, 2014 at the Hot Springs VA Hospital in Hot Springs, SD. 

He was an US Army Veteran.

Survivors include: Son:  Brian Kindle of Oglala, SD; Daughters:  Heather Kindle of Pine Ridge, SD, and Amber (Marcus) Kindle-Palmier of Batesland, SD; Brothers:  Fredrick Morris Kindle of Chadron, NE and Ceferino Kindle of Oglala, SD; Sisters:  Katherine (Edward) Starr and Kate Kindle both of Oglala, SD, Audrey Kindle of Dallas, TX, and Minnie Kindle of Columbus, OH; 4 Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents, Mark Kindle and Lucille Little War Bonnett; son, Benjamin Kindle, Jr.; and sister, Wanda Kindle.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Service begins at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 2, 1014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Burial Service to follow at St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD, with Rev. Simon Looking Elk and Elder Madeline Garnier-Terry officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Esther DeSersa, age 89 of Manderson, SD, passed away on April 23, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral arrangementsare pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 

Rueben Fast Horse, 75, Oglala, SD, passed away on Apr 21, 2014 in Billings, MT.
One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall Center in Oglala, SD.
Burial to follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, Red Shirt Table, SD, with Sister Barb officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Services are pending with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

Verl Lavon Wulf, 70, Hay Springs, NE, passed away Apr 23, 2014 in Hay Springs.

Services are pending with Chamberlain Drabbels of Hay Springs.

Clifford Morrison, 54, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away Apr 21, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.

George John Darr, 66, Hay Springs, NE, passed away at his home on Apr 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Apr 22, 2014 at 1PM at the family home in Hay Springs with Richard McKay officiating.

A potluck lunch reception/celebration of life will follow the service.

The family requests that memorials be directed to The Wounded Warrior Project or Northwest Nebraska Humane Society and can be directed to Chamberlain Drabbels Funeral Home, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE, 69347 .



Marie Theresa Not Help Him-Fox Belly,  63, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  April 16, 2014
in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Husband: Luke White Stone of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughter: Summer (Eric) Fox Belly of Pine Ridge, SD; Grandson: Wasu Maza of Pine Ridge, SD; Grand Daughters: Cassiopeia “Opeia”, Cedella “Roux B”, and Cosima “Skeetz” all of Pine Ridge, SD; Brothers: Clair (Betty) Not Help Him of Oglala, SD, Dewey (Diane) Not Help Him of Ceres, CA, Jeff (Sherri) Not Help Him of Pocatello, ID, Wayne Not Help Him of Pine Ridge, SD, and Patrick Beard of California.; Sisters: Jonell Not Help Him of California and Janice Not Help Him of Pine Ridge, SD.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with  burial to follow at  St. Stephens Cemetery, Kyle, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Woody Vaspra.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Stanley Scherbarth, 86, Hay Springs, NE, passed away on April 14, 2014 at his house in Hay Springs, NE.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Father Tim Stoner and Father Joseph Joseph officiating.  Burial will be at Hay Springs Cemetery in Hay Springs, Nebraska.  A VISITATION will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska.

His survivors include: Sons: Jim Scherbarth, Tim Scherbarth, and Daryl Scherbarth; Daughters: DeAnna Ferguson, and Rita Kelly.

A memorial has been established for Rainbow House of Omaha or Hay Springs Youth Activities. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.


Carl Chips, 53, Rapid City, SD, passed away on April 11, 2014 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Clarissa Brown of Camp Pendleton, CA, Marissa Carroll of Rapid City, SD, Aquila Ahle of Ca., and Violet Allcott of Sioux Falls, SD; Son:  Jamie Carroll of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Gerald Dismounts Thrice of Sioux Falls, SD and Charles Schrader of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Diane Chips of Rapid City, SD, Debbie Dismounts Thrice and Denise Dismounts Thrice both of Sioux Falls, SD, and Lisa, Susan, and Diane Schrader all of Pine Ridge, SD.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Doug Shrader and Violet Chips; brothers, Arlen Chips, and Ray Schrader; and sister, Mary Lou Schrader.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD, with burial to follow at   Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, SD with  Fr. David Matzko officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Antonio Dominic Brown Bull,  3 Months,  Allen, SD, passed away  April 10, 2014 in  Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Parents: Ira Brown Bull Sr. and Jodie Waters both of Allen, SD;
Brother: Ira Brown Bull Jr. of Allen, SD; Sisters:  Mariah, Rosalyn, Mya, Gabriella, Isabella, and Andrea Brown Bull all of Allen, SD; Grandparents:  Anthony Waters and Harold Brown Bull both of Martin, SD, Nancy Broken Rope of Allen, SD, and Mona Mesteth of Sharps Corner, SD;
Great Grandparents:  Emma Waters of Allen, SD and Georgia Tail of Evergreen, SD;
Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Antonio was preceded in death by his sister, Isabel Jane Brown Bull and great grandparents, Leroy Waters, Clarence Broken Rope, Dora Trouble in Front, Matthew Mesteth, and Galene Brown Bull.

Two night wake services starting at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD. Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD.  Burial Service at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Allen, SD with
Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Gloria Jean Bettelyoun,  54, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away April 9, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD

Survivors include: Son:  Bud Beane of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughter:  Cissee Jo Beane of Pine Ridge, SD; Brothers:  Fred “Fluff” (Donna) Bettelyoun, Ike (Edie) Bettelyoun, Leon “Moss” (Lula) Bettelyoun, George “Willie” (Debbie) Bettelyoun, Phil Bettelyoun, Terry Albers, and Fred Pond all of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Elizabeth Co Twiss and Lucy Bettelyoun both of Pine Ridge, SD;
Special Niece Kashlin Bettelyoun of Eagle Butte, SD; All Nieces, Nephews, and Relatives

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, George, Sr. and Thelma (Big Crow) Bettelyoun; grandparents, Raymond and Theresa Big Crow; and nephew, John Bettelyoun.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD

Funeral will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with burial to follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Wolf Creek, SD with Mr. Charles McGaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Frederic F. Kruse, 80, Chadron, NE, passed away on April 8, 2014 at Good Samaritan in Alliance, Nebraska

Private family memorial services  will be held at a later date.

His survivors include: Wife: Janet Kruse; Sons: Fred Kruse of Chadron, Nebraska; Mark Kruse of Elkhorn, Nebraska; Matthew Kruse of Phoenix, Arizona; John Kruse of Pueblo, Colorado; and Peter Kruse of Ft. Myers, Florida; Daughters: Julie Nielsen of Pullman, Washington; and Jennifer Kruse of Charlotte, North Carolina; Sisters: Marian Smith of Naples, Florida; and sister-in-law Susan Kruse of Detroit, Michigan; 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by his son David Kruse and his brother Bill Kruse

A memorial has been established for Alliance Hospice or Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, Ne 69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Danny Lloyd Earl, 66,  Rapid City, SD, passed away on April 8, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD

Graveside services will be held on Friday April 11, 2014 at 10:30am at Beaver Valley Cemetery in Chadron, NE with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday April 11, 2014 at 9:00 am at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

His survivors include: Parents: Lloyd E. Earl of Chadron; and Mother Ellen Marsden of New Underwood, SD; Sister: Bonnie Kinsler of New Underwood, SD.

A memorial has been established  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Alice Elizabeth McMurtrey, 61, Ansley, NE

Funeral services for Alice will be held Thurs., Apr 10, 2014 at 2PM CST in the First Baptist Church in Valentine, NE with Bob Woodson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11AM-2PM. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery.

Survivors include: Father, Dr. George(Debra) McMurtrey; Sisters: Rella(Jerry) Hallman, Amanda McMurtrey, Samantha (Dr. Justin) Olswanger; Brother, George McMurtrey.

Iverson Memorial Chapel of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.

Myrna Joyce Choncoa & Maria Catalina Choncoa,  23 Week Twin Girls (Gestation), Rupert, ID, passed away April 3, 2014 in Burley, ID.

Survivors include: Mother:  Audrey Terkildsen of Rupert, ID; Father:  Jesus Choncoa of Rupert, ID; Grandparents:  Myrna Ladeaux of Wanblee, SD, Darryl Thunder Hawk of Minneapolis, MN, Maria Catalina Choncoa and Romon Tetzoyotl of Zongolica Vera Cruz; Aunts and Uncles:  Kenneth Terkildsen, Victoria Letllier, Bryan Letllier, Jose Choncoa, Umberto Choncoa, Yolanda Choncoa, Oliva Choncoa, Isabel Gillermina, and Maria Delos Remedios Choncoa.

Myrna and Maria were preceded in death by their uncles, Darryl Terkeldsen and Yamni Ladeaux, and aunt, Daylynn Ladeaux

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Eagle Nest Life Center in Wanblee, SD.
Funeral at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Eagle Nest Life Center in Wanblee, SD, with burial at  Quiver Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD, with  Pastor Gus Craven officiating.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



JB Fischer, 70, Valentine, NE, passed away on April 5, 2014 at his home in Valentine.

Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Apr 10 at 2:00 PM CST at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Visitation will begin at 3:30 on Wed., Apr 9 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine.

Survivors include: Wife, Sherry of Valentine; Sons: Sam (Heather), Omaha, NE, Will (Gina), Nenzel, NE, and Randy Kleven (Lauri) Enterprise, AL; Daughter: Tricia (Steve) King, Denver, CO; Brother: Bruce (Sen. Deb) Fischer, Valentine, NE; Sister, Nadine McHenry (John), Lincoln, NE.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine is entrusted with service arrangements.


Jim White, 72,  Oelrichs, SD, passed away on April 2, 2014 at Rapid City Regional in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral services for will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska.  Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Oelrichs, South Dakota.

After spending a week doing his favorite things – trying to keep up with his grandchildren and doing ranch chores – Jim White unexpectedly passed from this earth on April 2, 2014. 

Jim was born March 26, 1942 to Charles E. “Pete” and Marjorie B. (Cavanaugh) White in Chadron, NE.  Two brothers followed, Bill and Tom.  He was raised on the White Homestead east of Oelrichs and graduated from Oelrichs High School in 1960.  He then attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science.  He was a member of the FarmHouse Fraternity Builder of Men.  He also served as the CSU Stampede President.  While calf roping during a Stampede, he suffered an ankle injury.  Jim was then drafted into the United States Army for a short time until they realized he had been telling them the truth about not being able to meet their expectations due to the plate in his ankle. 

On December 18, 1966, he married Cheryl Boldon of Oglala, SD, in Chadron.  The couple lived at the homestead until 1969 when they bought the Broken Box Ranch from Ray and Marian Harrison.  That summer, their first daughter, Tobie, was born.  Heidi followed in 1972 and their son, James Hardin “Hardy”, in 1975.  The couple raised their family on the ranch until relocating into Oelrichs in 1987. 

Jim served his community in a multitude of ways throughout his life.  He served on the Oelrichs School Board, Fall River County Fair Board and Fall River County Commissioners.  He was a South Dakota Brand Inspector and member of the South Dakota Stockgrowers.  He also served as President of The Young Cattleman’s Association.  He was a licensed Real Estate Appraiser.   He enjoyed participating in 4-H in his youth and in leadership while his kids participated in their youth.  His last gift was sight and better health through donation.   

Jim is survived by his wife Cheri; daughters Tobie (Pat) Copp of Scottsbluff, NE and Heidi of Denver, CO; son Hardy (Mandy) of Torrington, WY; grandchildren Jessy James (12), Avery Asher and Josey Jean (4).  He is also survived by brothers Bill (Judy), Tom (Lori); Uncle Bob Cavanaugh; mother-in-law Dolores Boldon; brothers-in-law Roy (Bunny) Boldon, Clay (Vicki) Boldon, Wayde (Sam) Boldon; sisters-in-law Sandra McMahan and Cindy (Doug) Foster and special cousins Bonnie Varick and Franklin Manke.  Numerous nieces and nephews will remember their Uncle Jim as well.   

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law W.R. Boldon; and grandson Casey Wayne White. 

Jim was so proud of his grandkids, and they adored him.  You could see him light up when he talked about how well Jessy rides and understands working cattle; how quick thinking Josey is and how Avery can tell a story.    Lovins’ Always, Grandpa Jim

Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Terry David Bettelyoun, 60, Martin, SD, passed away March 31, 2014.

Survivors include: Brothers:  Joseph Bettelyoun, Jr. of Rapid City, SD and Marlin Parmenter and Mike Parmenter both of Batesland, SD; Sisters:  Sue Ann Bettelyoun of Rapid City, SD; Step Daughter: Tillie DuBray of Martin, SD; Son:  Michael Poor Thunder of Martin, SD; Daughter:  Marlys Robinson of Martin, SD; Grandchildren:  Braydon, Violet-the apple of his eye, Baby Tillie, Angel, Layla, Kate Leanna, and Lizzie all of Martin, SD.

Terry was preceded in death by his spouse, Violet (Poor Thunder) Bettelyoun; parents, Joseph, Sr. and Gladys Bettelyoun; sisters, Judy Ann and Madonna Bettelyoun; and brother, Manuel “Yogi” Bettelyoun

Two night wake services with the first night starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD and the second night starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Batesland School Gym in Batesland, SD. Funeral at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Batesland School Gym in Batesland, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Hermus Poor Thunder and Mr. Sidney Has No Horse.  Burial to follow at Knight Cemetery, Batesland, SD

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements

Morgan Terry LaForge, 39 Week Stillborn Baby Boy, Manderson, SD,   was stillborn on March 29, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Tyler Gilbert LaForge of Manderson, SD; Mother:  Tessie Rene Yellow Elk-LaForge of Manderson, SD; Grandparents:  Eugenio and Denise White Hawk both of Manderson, SD and Iva Yellow Elk of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Justin Tobacco and Tyler LaForge, Jr. both of Manderson, SD; Sisters:  Donni LaForge and Maleeya Bald Eagle both of Manderson, SD and Aaliyah Spotted Elk of Rapid City, SD.

Morgan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donroy Ghost Bear

One night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD. Funeral Service at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD. Traditional Lakota Services:  Mr. Phillip Waters
Burial at White Hawk Family Cemetery, Manderson, SD

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements

Arianna Rose Zarate, 19 days old, Gordon,  passed away on Thurs., March 27.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 4, 2014, at 10:30AM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE.  Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents: Carlos Zarate and Lauren Dean of Gordon, NE., siblings & numerous other family members.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Leroy Allen Lame Jr., 54, Oglala, SD, passed away  March 29, 2014 in Rapid City, SD

Leroy was an Army Veteran.

Survivors include: Sons: Isaac Lame, Leroy Lame III, Dustin Lame, Casey Lame, and Maka Moves Camp all of Oglala, SD; Daughters: Muriel Lame of Rapid City, SD and Nakina Lame of Oglala, SD; Sisters:  Dorothy Brown Bear, Leah Brown Bear and Tara Brown Bear all of Batesland, SD; Grandchildren: LaNessa Hand and Lluciyah Dreamer both of Rapid City, SD.

Two night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Funeral at 8:00 AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with   Rev. Simon Looking Elk and Elder Madeline Terry officiating. Burial to follow at 12:00 PM Friday, April 4, 2014, Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements


Cynthia Ruth Rouillard,  42, Boulder, CO, passed away  March 27, 2014.

Survivors include: Mother:  Nancy Rouillard of Batesland, SD; Fiancé: Leroy Farias of Boulder, CO; Sons:  Ronnie Gutierrez, Jr. and Nicholas Gutierrez both of Denver, CO; Daughter:  Olivia Gutierrez of Boulder, CO; Brother:  Owen Rouillard, Jr. of Ethete, WY;
Sisters:  Iris Rouillard and Sherrie Rouillard both of Fort Collins, CO and Paula Rouillard of Wakpamni Lake.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her father, Owen Rouillard

Two night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Funeral at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Batesland, SD, with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating. Burial to follow at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Allen, SD.


Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements


Tyrie Wenig, 17, Valentine, NE, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 9AM-9PM CST. Funeral service will be on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM CST at the United Methodist Church with burial to follow.

Survivors include: Mother: Gwen Wenig, Valentine, NE; Father: Paul Wenig, Pensacola, FL; Siblings: Addessa, Tarren, Kieron, Kaylee, Kadon, Talia, Chason & Tagon., all of Valentine, NE; Grandparents: Linda Olsen (Valentine), Lester & Alva Olsen (Kilgore), Mike & Sharon Wenig(Omaha), and Sue & David Loyd (Council Bluffs, IA).

Cards & memorials may be sent in care of the family to: Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine, NE.

Jessie Lee Hoefer Goodin, 91, Hay Springs, NE, passed away on March 27, 2014 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Funeral services  will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Curch in Hay Springs, Nebraska with Fred Andersen officiating.  Burial will be at Hay Springs City Cemetery in Hay Springs, Nebraska.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Drabbels in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Jessie Lee Goodin was born to Freeman and Myrtle Hoefer and lived 4 miles Southeast of Hay Springs. Jessie was proud to say that she was the first born of the set of twins. (Jean her brother)

Jessie’s older sister (Carol), Jean and Jessie road their horses four miles into town for school. She owned and played the violin for several years and was in the school orchestra.
Jessie was a member of the Rebecca Lodge for 70 years. She loved the conventions.

Jessie went to Salt Lake City, Utah and was employed in a nursing home for 14 years. While she was there she got interested in dancing and went to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Jessie met the love of her life Tom Goodin. She and Tom moved back to Hay Springs, where Tom was working on the High Rise Dorm. Tom was killed in a car accident on January 18, 1970. They were only married for 5 years.

Jessie spent 5 years at Parksview Lodge before moving to pioneer Manor. She was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Jessie will be remembered for her ability to remember family history, family dates, and names.

Jessie’s survivors are: Brother Freeman Jean and Vera Hoefer; Niece Betty and Jerry Anderson; Nephews Freeman Dennis Hoefer, Robert Allen and Patrica Reno; Cousin Kelly Singer; and Great Nieces and Nephews


Howard Clinton, 80, Valentine, NE, passed away on Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine.

Funeral service will be held on Sat., Mar 29, 2014 at 1PM CST at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 2PM on Fri., Mar 28 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine.

Survivors include: Daughters: Leesa Adamson, Valentine, NE, Georgia Spain, Seward, NE; Sisters: Evajean Jones, WA, Zoeann Rusey, OR; Brother: Lee Clinton, WA.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in charge of service arrangements.


Edwin Charles Around Him Sr., 51, Rapid City, SD, passed away March 22, 2014.

Survivors include: Mother: Elizabeth Around Him of Pine Ridge, SD; Sons: Edwin Charles Around Him Jr. of Rapid City, SD, Samuel Richard Around Him of Pine Ridge, SD, Chad Lee Around Him of Kyle, SD, Quinton Jake Around Him of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughters: Dawn Lynn Around Him of Pierre, SD, and Emma Rose Around Him of Kyle, SD; Brothers: Howard Little Hawk, Marvin Little Hawk and Richard Little Hawk Jr. all of Calico, SD;  Sisters: Elizabeth Leftwich, Antonia Little Hawk, Sonia Little Hawk-Weston, and Mona Lisa Little Hawk all of Pine Ridge, Nancy Little Hawk, and Delores Little Hawk of Rapid City, SD, Debra Little Hawk of Chadron, NE and Connie Little Hawk of Calico, SD; and three grandchildren.

Two night wake services, with the first night starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Second night starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall in Kyle, SD

Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall in Kyle, SD, with burial to follow at  St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD, with  Rev. Rhoda Mesteth and Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Jerome LeBeaux.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
Jim McCollister, 85, Valentine, NE

Memorial services for Jim McCollister will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church in Valentine, NE. Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.

Survivors include: Daughters: Deborah Hammer, Pierre, SD, Pamela Markus, Valentine, NE., and Elizabeth Lampton, Bandera, TX.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is entrusted with service arrangements.


Baby Piper,  11 Weeks Gestation, Manderson, SD, passed away on March 23, 2014.

Survivors include: Parents: Pharron and Carol Piper of Manderson, SD; Brothers: Wakinya Comes Flying, Wahokiza Comes Flying, Derek Comes Flying Jr. all of Manderson, SD;
Sisters: Shoshanna Piper and Jamiliyah Piper of Rapid City, SD, Markita Piper and Charlene Piper of Manderson, SD; Grandparents: Phillip Piper Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD and Lisa Lone Hill of Manderson, SD.

Graveside Service at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery in Manderson, SD.  Burial to follow at St. Thomas Episcopal Cemetery, Manderson, SD, with Mr. Russell Iron Hawk officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Mary Ora Fire Thunder- Wright,  85 , Rapid City, SD.,  passed away on March 20, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Mary entered the spirit world on March, 20th 2014 at the age of 85. She is survived by 9 children, Linda DeCesare from Melbourne, FL, Alexander Wright Sr., Theodore Wright Jr., Aaron Wright Sr., Gloria Wright, Patricia Wright, Angela Wright, Crystal Wright, and Orrin Wright, all from Rapid City. Mary is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Wright, Sr.; and son Michael Wright, Sr.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD with services starting at 6:00 PM.
Funeral at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD
Burial at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD., with  Rev. David Cameron officiating.

Mary Ora Fire Thunder-Wright, was born on March 14, 1929 to Joseph and Dora Fire Thunder of Hisle, South Dakota. Mary was the second oldest of four girls.  The Fire Thunder family then moved to the Rapid City area  She met and married Theodore Wright Sr., and they were married for nearly 60 years.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother of ten, sister, grandmother, and community member that did not hesitate to speak out against injustices, and quickly became recognized as a voice of the people. Ted and Mary built a home in Rapid City, which continues to serve as the families central hub for their ten children, numerous grandchildren, friends and community members.

Up until her passing, Mary dedicated her life to public service and was a fierce advocate for human and civil rights of Native American and non-Native American people alike. Mary was truly a voice for many people who were unable to speak for themselves and was often relied upon by the entire Native American community of Rapid City. Mary was faced with many challenges throughout her life; her work encompassed a variety of areas and had a profound impact on our Native American people and the State of South Dakota.

Mary worked tirelessly to bring awareness and resources to areas such as health, civil rights, and education that were previously non-existent in the Rapid City area prior to her involvement. Some of her contributions included:  Programs supported by the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) and Johnson O’Malley (JOM), which are still helping our youth today. She served as Chairwoman of the Sioux San Health Advisory Board, and for 8 years she was a member of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association (NLADA), in conjunction with the American BAR Association where she was able to effect change to Native American’s civil rights nationally.

Mary will be remembered as having an impact on the lives of many generations of Native American people, and by having a heart filled with love, compassion, generosity, and kindness for everyone, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed beyond words; however her passion for helping others will always be remembered.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD




Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 


Arthur Dahlgren, 78,  Gordon, passed away March 18, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs, SD.

Graveside Memorial Services for Arthur Dahlgren of Gordon, will be held
Monday March 24, 2014, at 10:00AM at the Gordon Cemetery

A memorial has been established for the VA Medical Center and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Norwood Lee Iron Horse, 53, Scottsbluff, NE, passed away  March 12, 2014 in Scottsbluff, NE.

Survivors include: Daughters: Tina Iron Horse and Amanda Guerrero both of Oklahoma, Natasha Bordeaux of Scottsbluff, NE and Amanda Bates of Bridgeport, NE; Brother: David Iron Horse Sr. of Rapid City, SD; Sisters: Bonnie Sanchez, and Haroldene Rodriguez both of Scottsbluff, NE and Robin Carreon of Grand Island, NE; eight Grandchildren & Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Norwood was preceded in death by his parents; Ernest Iron Horse and Martha (Gray Grass( Iron Horse, his sisters; Ernestine Chief Eagle & Paula Rodriguez, one infant sister, infant twin brothers, two nephews, one niece, and one granddaughter.

Visitation Services: 7:00 PM, Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Lakota Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, NE.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Lakota Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, NE.  Burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Nebraska with  Rev. Daniel Brott officiating. Music by Brian Rowland.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Floyd White Eyes, 66, Porcupine, SD, passed away March 17, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Floyd was a Vietnam Veteran-US ARMY

Survivors include: Wife:  Beldine (Bear Runner) White Eyes of Porcupine, SD; Son:  Tony White Eyes of Porcupine, SD; Daughters:  Angie Standing Soldier of Porcupine, SD and Claudine “Billie” Whirlwind Horse of Allen, SD; Brothers:  Russell White Eyes of Porcupine, SD and Roger Lame of Chadron, NE; Sisters:  Stella White Eyes of Indiana, Rosemarie White Eyes of Arizona, Sandy White Eyes of Rapid City, SD, Jill Bradshaw of Oelrichs, SD, and Sybil Yellow Horse of Chadron, NE; Adopted Brother:  Francis White Dress, Sr. of Kyle, SD; Adopted Sisters:  Pearl White Dress and Cecelia White Dress both of Kyle, SD.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Robert White Eyes and Velma Yellow Horse-Lame; adopted parents, James and Amelia White Dress; daughter, Stella White Eyes; and sister, Patricia Craven.

Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Porcupine Day School, Porcupine, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Porcupine Day School in Porcupine, SD.
Burial to follow at Church of God Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD with  Rev. Stanley Hollow Horn officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Joe Sierra, Sr.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Eileen Beutler, 78, Sidney, NE, passed away on Monday, March 17 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 24 at 11:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall officiating. Burial to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

EILEEN IS SURVIVED BY:  2 SONS: BRAD BEUTLER AND WIFE BOBI OF SCOTTSBLUFF NE AND SCOTT BEUTLER AND WIFE BRENDA OF NORTON, KS; GRANDCHILDREN: SHANNON AND LEE FLOTH OF SCOTTSBLUFF, NE, JOSH AND MISTY BEUTLER OF SIDNEY NE, TONI AND RALPH COX OF SIDNEY NE, JESSICA HILDERBRAND OF LINCOLN NE, MATT AND LISA WALLIN OF NORTON, KS, ADAM WALLIN OF NORTON, KS, (7) GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW:  PAM PFLASTER.  EILEEN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS

Online condolences may be left at WWW.GEHRIGSTITTCHAPEL.COM

George Edward Sulzbach, 84, Crawford, NE, passed away Sunday, March 16, at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Harrison Bible Church with Pastor Matt Parker officiating. Burial will be at the Glendale Cemetery, rural Crawford.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford.

George was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Alliance, NE, to Laura (Zurcher) and Charles Sulzbach, one of nine sons. He grew up on the ranch in eastern Box Butte County. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1954 during the Korean Conflict. George married Shirley Koozer, Jan. 20, 1956, in Gering, NE, and they made their home in Alliance. To this union, five children were born.

Later, they moved to Buffalo Gap, SD, where George was a fireman on the Veteran's Administration Fire Department in Hot Springs, SD. After returning to the family farm for a short time, in 1968 they moved to Crawford where they ranched and farmed. George started working for the Nebraska State Road Department and they lived in Harrison for several years. They began attending the Harrison Bible Church and George trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1993.

After his retirement from the road department in 1994, George and Shirley moved back to the Crawford area and he worked several summers at Fort Robinson State Park. Throughout his years he enjoyed planting trees, gardening and growing any seeds he could find, visiting with people, reading and keeping up on current events, and collecting miscellaneous items.

George is survived by his wife of 58 years Shirley; children Hank and Jeanne Sulzbach, Mitchell, NE; Julie Sulzbach, Crawford; Laurie and Jim Miller, Crawford; Kurt and Deb Sulzbach of Gering; Kristie and Jim Renchin, Forest City, IA; grandchildren Jenny and John Christiansen, Bluffdale, UT; Curtis Sulzbach, Oxnard, CA; Elizabeth Miller, Dodoma, Tanzania; Amanda Sulzbach, Rapid City, SD; Trinity Renchin, Rebecca Saatmann, Jacob Saatmann and Rachel Saatmann of Forest City, IA; great-granddaughter Jayde Sulzbach of Rapid City, SD; four brothers, Charles and Doris Sulzbach, Pullman, WA; Harold Sulzbach, Spearfish, SD; Norman and Jean Sulzbach, Riverton, WY; Fred Sulzbach, Belle Fouche, SD; brothers- and sisters-in-law Jack and Leota Lawler, Ham Lake, WI; Bill and Carolyn Koozer, CO; Tom and Betty McDonald, Alliance; Jean Seidler, Alliance; Bonnie McLaughlin, Alliance; Raily and Denise Koozer, Alliance; Sharon Nolette, Glen Burnie, MD; Don and Toni Fanning, Cross Timbers, MO; Alan and Tammi Koozer, Alliance and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Laura, his parents-in-law Raily and Mary Koozer, brothers Arthur, Donald, Robert and Richard; son-in-law Gregg Saatmann; brothers-in-law Wilber Seidler and Marty McLaughlin and sister-in-law Colleen Koozer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Harrison Bible Church Missionary Fund or memorial of your choice.  Memorials can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.




Eugene Big Boy,  61,  Portland, OR, passed away on March 10, 2014 in Portland, OR..

Survivors include: Daughters: Autumn Big Boy, Rachel Jones Payton, and Bekah Jones all of Portland, Oregon; Brothers: Leroy Big Boy of Portland, OR, James Toby Big Boy of Kyle, SD and Larry Big Boy of Sioux Falls, SD; Sisters:  Cecelia Lovey Two Bulls of Red Shirt, SD, Louise Big Boy of Kyle, SD, Henrietta “Bonnie” Hardinger of Vernal, UT, and Jessie Pulliam of Pine Ridge, SD and one Grandchild.

Daniel is preceded in death by his parents Henry Big Boy and Delia Brown Thunder-Big Boy, his brothers; Russell Big Boy and Roger Big Boy, and his sister Delores Big Boy.

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 16, 2014, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Burial to follow at Big Boy Family Cemetery, Kyle, SD, with  Fr. Rick Abert S.J. officiating.

Funeral services are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Molly Hankins, 92, Hay Springs, NE, passed away on March 13, 2014 at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs with Father Tim Stoner officiating.  A vigil will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM at St. Columbkille.  

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Manuel R. Catches “Wanbli Gleska Cante T’inza”,  37, Pine Ridge, SD,  passed away on March 12, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Joseph Catches of Calico, SD; Mother:  Mary Belt of Oglala, SD;
Daughter:  Sage Catches of Calico, SD; Brothers:  Michael Catches Enemy of No Flesh, SD, Josef Catches of Pine Ridge, SD and Jefrey Catches Calico, SD; Sisters:  Lora Catches of Porcupine, SD and Lisa Steele of Manderson, SD; Grandparents:  Francis Two Bulls of Pine Ridge, SD, Rev. Robert Two Bulls of Red Shirt Table, Frank Two Bulls of Oglala, Ramona Colhoff of Rapid City, SD, and Julia Two Bulls of Oglala, SD.

Manuel was preceded in death by his son, Manuel Catches, Jr.; and brothers, Steven Ray Catches, Edward Francis Catches, and Alden Tirado.

Two night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial to follow at St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery, Oglala, SD, withRev. Robert Two Bulls officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Ivis Long Visitor.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Nadine Retzlaff, 86,  Rushville, NE, passed away March 8, 2014.

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville, Nebraska with Pastor Jason Funk officiating.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, Nebraska.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

A memorial has been established for the Modisett Ball Park or the Donor’s Choice and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.

Nadine (Hoagland) Retzlaff was born December 20, 1928 in Chadron, Nebraska to Walter and Hazel (Manchester) Hoagland. As a toddler, the family moved to Rushville, and Nadine graduated from Rushville High School in 1945.  After graduation, she worked for Dr. David, an optometrist in Rushville.  It was there that she met Harold Retzlaff and on September 2, 1947 they eloped to Raton, New Mexico.  Within a few years, Clinton, NE would be home forever, and for the rest of her life she was a full time wife and mother to Kerry, Keith, Kendall and Kristi.  Although she was involved on a few boards, committees, and enjoyed Friday morning bowling, she devoted most of her time to family, cooking, gardening, and was an avid reader.  She was one of the Cornhusker’s greatest fans, but was only content watching if they had a 40 point lead.
After Harold’s retirement, Harold and Nadine spent many winters in Desert Hot Springs, California, and met Butch and Carol Potterville, who would become and remain very dear friends.
Nadine was grandma to 10 grandkids, and it was Ayden that gave her the name “Gramma Dine”…which most of the grandkids continue to call her.  Grandkids and great-grandkids events and birthdays were a highlight of her life, and usually meant getting to travel and go shopping.  Nothing made her happier than to teach her granddaughters how to make noodles, or her famous fried chicken.

Nadine was preceded in death by her husband Harold, her parents, brothers Harold Hoagland and Donald Hoagland; sisters Helen McNally, Myrtle Gene Closson and Charlotte Fankhauser.

Immediate Survivors:

Sons: Kerry (Sherry) Retzlaff of Rushville, NE; Keith (Vickie) Retzlaff of Hyannis, NE; Kendall (Dena) Retzlaff of Lusk, WY.

Daughter: Kristi (Keith) Paul of Gordon, NE.

Grandchildren: Taryn Retzlaff, Lacey (Boyd) Bowder, Tana (Jason) Jacobson, Mickey (Kourtney) Retzlaff, Melanie (Ty) Bourne, Robin Retzlaff, Nichole (Brad) Younkin, Toshalea (Courtney) Fuller, Meggin (Jason) Funk, Mindi Koss.

Great Grandchildren: Layla Bowder, Cyman and  Jax Jacobson, Asher Retzlaff, Shelby  Retzlaff, Ethan Bourne, Gracyn Younkin, Barret, Braxton, Lachlyn and Jamison Fuller, Eden, Amara and  Asa Funk, Ayden Koss-Marshall, Devyn Olsen and two more coming soon

Nadine is also survived by many other close relatives and friends. Niece Karen Jacob wrote the following:  Yesterday my Aunt Nadine lost her battle with cancer. She and her late husband raised four children in a house filled with love and stability that encompassed four generations at the time of her passing. There is sadness in my heart for her and her family, but there is also sadness for what her passing represented. While one circle on Earth has been broken, another circle in Heaven has been completed.  Our life journeys have many stages. Age brings you an amazing perspective. I hope in all of our final days we can find peace with our legacy. Rest in peace Aunt Nadine, your time here on Earth was well spent.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth John Returns Sr., 76, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  March 4, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Spouse:  Ramona Two Two of Pine Ridge, SD;
Sons: Kenneth John Returns Jr. of Denver, CO, George Spotted Elk and Emmanuel Swick both of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughters: Karen Returns of Rushville, NE and M Lynn Returns of Tulsa, OK;
Brother: Tony Martin of Sharps Corner, SD; and numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Returns From Scout and his daughter Audrey Returns

Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Services begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD with 
Rev. Abraham Tobacco officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wayne Coon, 88, Gordon, NE, died March 4, 2014, at Gordon Memorial Hospital.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday March 8, 2014, at 10:00AM at the United Methodist Church.

Inurnment burial with Military Honors will be held at the Gordon Cemetery

A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church or the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department and donations may be sent in care of First National Bank, PO Box 290 Gordon, NE 69343.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Fred  "Donutz" Yellow Boy, Jr.  37 of Rapid City, SD, passed away at his home on March 2, 2014 in Rapid City, SD

Survivors include: Parents: Fred Yellow Boy Sr. and Sandy White Feather of Rapid City, SD;
Daughter: Seila Yellow Boy of Cleveland, OH; Brother: Shawn Yellow Boy of Rapid City, SD;
Sisters: Tonya Yellow Boy of Clear Lake, CA, Chasity Yellow Boy, Raquel Yellow Boy, and Marcella Big Crow of Rapid City, SD; and several Nephews and Nieces.

Fred “Donutz” was preceded in death by his grandparents Athelia Waters and Charlie White Face.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD. Funeral Services begin at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 7, 2014 at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD.
Burial to follow at  Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City, SD, with  Fr. Dave Matzco officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Michael Joseph Baer, 62, Chadron, NE, passed away at his home in Chadron on March 2, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mike was born on June 4, 1951 in Denver, Colorado to Joe M. and Joan N. Baer.  He graduated from Hemingford High School in 1969.  In July of 1969, he married Linda Campbell and had they had two children together, a son Chris and a daughter Amy.  Mike worked as the assistant manager/manager at three different Co-op Elevators in Chugwater, Wyoming, Ogallala, Nebraska, and Hemingford, Nebraska.  Mike was also the Mayor of the Village of Hemingford for numerous years.

Mike decided to leave the grain and agriculture business to pursue his own business in carpentry.  In August of 2003, Mike married Marceen Nichols and became the step father to Ted Nichols.  Mike loved to cook and bake for friends and family.  He also had a love for gardening and canning and loved to share with all.  He was well known for his giving nature, whether he shared recipes or home improvement tips.  Mike was a member of the United Methodist Church.  He was a longtime Denver Broncos and Huskers fan, and loved spending time with family and friends. 


He is survived by his wife, Marceen Nichols and son Ted Nichols (Toni Krotz) of Chadron; Mother, Joan N. Baer of Osmond, Nebraska; Brother Jim (Cindy) of Ulysses, Kansas; Son, Chris Baer of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Daughter, Amy (Rick) Demarest of Rapid City, South Dakota; Granddaughters, Jessica and Allison Baer of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Julia Demarest of Rapid City, South Dakota; Nephew, William Baer of Hemingford, Nebraska; Niece April Nelson of Kearney, Nebraska and first wife, Linda Baer of Ballwin, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Kelly Lynn Baer and his father, Joe M. Baer.

Mike wanted no formal services, however a celebration of his life will he held pending arrangements by his family.

Memorials and cards may be sent to the family at 177 Lake St., Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley Emma Marshall-Hamel, 61, Allen, SD, passed away  March 1, 2014 in  Martin, SD

Survivors include: Sons:  Tyrone Marshall of Hot Springs, SD, Tancrede Hamel of Sioux Falls, SD, Gary Bad Wound of Minot, ND and Moses Whirlwind Horse of McGregor, MN;
Daughters:  Neva Hamel, Martha Whirlwind Horse, and Molly Whirlwind Horse all of Allen, SD, and Ella Spotted Elk of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Michael Marshall, Sr. of Wanblee, SD, William Marshall, Sr. of Porcupine, SD, Joe Marshall, Jr. of Rosebud, SD, and Jacob Marshall of Allen, SD; Sisters:  Lois Thunder Hawk of Porcupine, SD, Nora Marshall of Rapid City, SD, Kathy Marshall of Rosebud, SD, Melinda Marshall of Allen, SD, and Neva Marshall of Aurora, CO; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by parents, Joel, Sr. and Martha (Trouble In Front) Marshall;  daughters, Marla Marshall and Chelsea Marshall; and son John “Johnny” Sitting Bear, Jr.

Two night wake services starting at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD.  Funeral Service begins at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD.   Burial to follow at St. John of the Cross Cemetery, Allen, SD, with  Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.  Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Francis Thunder Hawk and Mr. Michael Cross.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Garold W. “Toed” Smith, 77,  Whitney, NE, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his childhood home in Whitney, Nebraska doing what he loved, ranching and tending to the cows.

Funeral services for Garold “Toed” Smith of Whitney, Nebraska will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Reverend Scott Montgomery officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Crawford City Cemetery.  Visitation will be open to the public at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

He was born on April 21, 1936 to Lloyd George Smith and Myrtle Isabelle Seikert in Crawford, Nebraska.  As a young boy he lived with his family on the ranch near Whitney and attended Hard Scrabble School District 84 and Crawford High School.  While in high school, he was a member of the football team, the FFA, choir, and class plays. 

On August 24, 1958 he married Louella Marie Straub in Ogallala, Nebraska.  The couple lived there until moving in 1960 to Fort Gordon, Georgia while Garold served in the Army. 

He enjoyed ranching, playing with his dog Jessie, going to church, visiting with friends at the local legion, and sharing time with his grandchildren.  He took great and caring pleasure in his family, friends and the church.

He was preceded in death by his son Rick Smith, his sister Bev Clark, his brother Leroy Smith, his parents Lloyd and Myrtle Smith and his step mother Frieda Smith.

His survivors include his wife Louella of Whitney, his son Terry Smith, his sister Karen, his daughter in law Jolynn, and his grandchildren Jeff, Nicki, Zach and Bowen all of Denver.

A memorial has been established for the American Legion or the Chadron Aging Office.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Elvira Lois Martinez, 90, formerly of Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  February 27, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Son:  Carl Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughters: Mona Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD, Sharon Martinez of Rapid City, SD, Sheryl Espinoza of Denver, CO and adopted daughter Melissa Yellow Boy of Allen, SD; Adopted Sister: Margaret Horn Eagle of Lake Andes, SD; and one grandchild.

Elvira was preceded in death by her parents; Oliver LaPoint and Lucy (Garnier) LaPoint, her husband Carlos Martinez Jr., her brothers; Frank Girou and Seth Horn Eagle and her sons; Franklin Martinez and Everett Yellow Boy.

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Services begin at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Church in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with   Fr. Peter Klink S.J. and Mr. Charles Mc Gaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Loren Ray Walker, 87 of Harrison, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Heritage Estates in Gering, Nebraska.

Funeral services for Loren Walker of Harrison, Nebraska will held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Harrison with Reverend Gregory Sonnenschein officiating.  Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2014.


Loren, the son of Delbert and Ruth Walker, was born on August 24, 1926 in Lusk, Wyoming. Loren grew up in the Lusk area. He graduated from high school in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Loren was drafted into the Army in 1945 and returned home in 1946 to ranch with his uncle, Ray Harris, near Lance Creek, Wyoming. He was married to Marjorie Larson in 1948. The two had one son, Dale Walker. They ranched there until 1952 when they moved to a ranch near Harrison. Marjorie passed away in 1990 and Loren later married Elaine Rabe who passed away in 2008.

Loren continued to live on the ranch until recently. He was a gifted woodworker who enjoyed making ornate wood projects for family and friends. Fond of nearly anything mechanical, Loren had a passion for restoring older vehicles such as his 1923 Model-T and 1946 Chevrolet pickup that he continued to work on until recently.

Loren is survived by his son, Dale; step daughters, Robin Hospodka and husband Ed, Rhonda Hasenhauer and husband John; grandchildren, Dee Walker and wife Twila, Doug Walker and wife Amy; step grandchildren Ryan Heckert and wife Jill, Nick Hasenhauer, Neil Hasenhauer and wife Olivia; great grandchildren Aston Walker and Emily Walker; step great grandchildren Jordan Heckert, Blake Heckert, Lillian Hasenhauer and Damian Hasenhauer.

A memorial has been established for Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church or the Harrison Rescue Unit.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Lee,  81,  Pine Ridge, SD, passed away on February 25, 2014 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Son:  Pat Tapio of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughter: Robin Tapio of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother: Gilbert John Lee of Rapid City, SD; Grandchildren: 7; Great Grandchildren: 10;
Numerous nephews and nieces.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; John Lee Sr. and Madge Nelson-Lee, and her brother Pat Lee.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Burial Service:  Wilson Family Cemetery, #4 Community, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Rhoda Mesteth
Dinner: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.  

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com



Lorie Ann Pourier “Mato Isnala Win” (Lonely Bear Woman), 47, Porcupine, SD, passed away
February 25, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include:
Sons:  Brian Little Bear of Pine Ridge, SD, David Pourier of Porcupine, SD, Ruben Little Bear of Mobridge, SD, and Garrett Little Bear, Ira Little Bear, and Eugene Hunts Horse, III all of Wounded Knee, SD;
Daughters:  Kimberly Purdie of Mobridge, SD and Sydney Little Bear of Porcupine, SD;
Brothers:  Ted Pourier, Jr. and Clifford Pourier, Sr. both of Porcupine, SD;
Sisters:  Michelle Red Owl of Kyle, SD and Tedine Spider of Porcupine, SD; and 9
Grandchildren.

Lorie was preceded in death by her parents, Theordore and Lorraine (Sun Bear) Pourier

One night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD. Funeral begins at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD.  Burial to follow at Pourier Family Cemetery, Porcupine, SD, with Fr. Peter Klink, S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Mike Little Boy, Sr.


Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Georgienne Fern Fish, 70, Merriman, NE, passed away February 25, 2014 at  Gordon, NE.

Survivors incude:
Spouse:  Eugene “Tubb” Fish of Merriman, NE; Sons:  Faron (Renee) Fish of Yutan, NE and Mark (Emma) Fish of Mitchell, NE; Nephew:  Shane Fish of Columbia, MD; Brother:  Ray LaMont of Rapid City, SD; Sisters:  Darlene Rogers of Shawnee, OK, Rose Peoples of Rapid City, SD and Marvina LaMont of Rapid City, SD; Grandchildren:  Jessica Paul of Rapid City, SD, Markee Fish of Gordon, NE, and Miriah and Megan Fish both of Mitchell, NE; Great Grandchildren:  Macie Lintt and Cooper Kruger both of Gordon, NE.

Georgienne Fish was preceded in death by her parents, George and Viola (LaMont) Cottier;  and siblings, Buddy LaMont, Nada Eagle Bull, Cheyenne Nichols, and Delilah Beane.

Visitation Services will be from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Martin, SD. Rosary Services held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Martin, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial begin at 10:30 AM, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Martin, SD, with burial services to follow at  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Martin, SD, with  Father Bryan Sorensen officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Beatrice Foster, 100, Valentine, NE, passed away on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at Pineview Good Samaritan Center.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb 28 from 9am-9pm at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Mar. 1 at 1:00 PM at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine with burial at Sparks Cemetery in Sparks, NE.

Survivors include: Children: Arvella Foster and Charles Foster of Valentine, NE, and Charlene Twitchell of Jerome, ID.

Everett Hunt, 92, Martin, SD, passed away on Wed., Feb 19 in Martin.

Funeral services will be on Monday, March 3 beginning at 10:00 AM at the New American Legion in Martin. Burial will be held at a later date in Blunt, SD.

A memorial has been established for American Legion Post #240 or the Tuthill Presbyterian Church. Donations may be sent to: Bennett County Funeral Service, PO Box 65, Martin, SD 57551.


Doris Duhart Gilmore, 104,  Crawford, Nebraska

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford with Pastor Matt Parker officiating.  

Mrs. Franklin B. Gilmore, age 104, died February 17, 2014, in Crawford, Nebraska. She was born Doris Jane Duhart December 21, 1909, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. She moved with her parents, at the age of 4, to Port Allegany, PA, where her father, Armat Lee Duhart, was the manager of the Mississippi Glass Company. The family lived for many years at 211 Arnold Avenue.

She married Franklin B. Gilmore on Armistice Day in Wellsboro, PA. They resided in Port Allegany, PA, where Franklin was the lawyer for North Penn Gas Company. They had two children, Franklin Black Junior and Gay Colleen.

Doris was an avid horse lover and showed both 3 and 5 gated horses into her late 70's. She enjoyed operas, swimming, and traveling. She traveled between Port Allegany and Delray Beach, Florida yearly; until finally moving to Florida in her late 80's. She was a member of the Valley Hunt Club and the Penn Hills Country Club

In 2005, she moved to Prairie Pines Lodge, Chadron, NE, to be near her daughter. After breaking her leg, her final move was to Ponderosa Villa in May 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her five younger siblings: Armat Frederick Duhart, Clarita Adele Heydrick, Roy Semler Duhart, and Harry Lee Duhart and their spouses. Her son, Franklin, died at age 7. Her husband Franklin also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Gay Gilmore Metz, and her husband, Edward Metz, her grandsons: Timothy Gilmore-Metz and Franklin Gilmore-Metz, granddaughters: Barb ( Clyde) Franklin, Joanne (Harvard) Hitchcock, and Donna Metz, six great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
 
A memorial has been established for the Ponderosa Villa or the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.



Elroy Pete Shangreaux,  59, Kyle, SD, passed away  February 19, 2014 in   Rapid City, SD.

Elroy was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include: Wife:  Connie Hornbeck-Two Crow of Kyle, SD; Sons:  Dustin Shangreaux and Dylan Shangreaux both of Kyle, SD; Daughter:  Tina Two Crow of Kyle, SD;
Brothers:  Billy Shangreaux and Leland “Joey” Shangreaux both of Kyle, SD;  Sisters:  Glenda Hopkins and Alvira “Baby Girl” Shangreaux both of Kyle, SD; and 9 Grandchildren.

Elroy was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Phoebe (Two Crow) Shangreaux and brother Wayne Shangreaux

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service begins at 1:00 PM, Monday, February 24, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.   Burial Service to follow at  Shangreaux Family Cemetery, No Flesh, SD, with  Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wilford Arapahoe, 71, Allen, SD,  passed away February 14, 2014 in  Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Brother:  Martin Arapahoe of Pine Ridge, SD; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Grandchildren.

Wilford was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Arapahoe and Alice Running Horse-Strikes Enemy-Arapahoe; siblings, Dorothy Rose Wilson, Rudolph Arapahoe, Charlotte Arapahoe, Victor Arapahoe, and Webster Joseph Arapahoe, Sr.

One night wake service starting at 4:30 PM, Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD.   Burial to follow at  Plenty Bear Family Cemetery, Allen, SD, with Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr. Jake Arapahoe.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


MacArthur M. Poor Bear, Jr., 44, Box Elder, SD, passed away February 15, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Mary Poor Bear of Pine Ridge, SD; Spouse:  Lily Poor Bear of Box Elder, SD; Sons:  Zachariah Poor Bear and Anfernee Poor Bear both of Pine Ridge, SD;
Daughters:  Shanda Poor Bear of Manderson, SD, and Sheila Poor Bear and Stephanie Poor Bear both of Pine Ridge, SD; Brothers:  Francis Poor Bear of Denver, CO, Aaron Poor Bear of Sioux Falls, SD, Eric Poor Bear and Isaiah Poor Bear both of Rapid City, SD, and Daniel Poor Bear of Mission, SD; Sisters:  April Poor Bear and Julia Poor Bear both of Rapid City, SD, Irene Poor Bear, Tina Poor Bear, and Mariam Jealous of Him all of Pine Ridge, SD, and Marsha Fast Horse of Fort Hall, ID; and four Grandchildren.

MacArthur Poor Bear, Jr. was preceded in death by his father, MacArthur Poor Bear, Sr.; sisters, Angela Bessie Poor Bear; and brother, Theodore Jacob Poor Bear

Two night wake services with the first night starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD and the second night starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Wolf Creek School in Wolf Creek
Funeral Service begins at 1:00 AM, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Wolf Creek School in Wolf Creek, with burial to follow at  Wolf Creek Community Cemetery with Rev. Don Mink officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr.  Quinton Red Bear and Mr. Justin Poor Bear

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Homer W. Chase Alone,  45,  Manderson, SD, passed away on February 12, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include:
Sons:  Wesley D. Chase Alone of Manderson, SD and Derek Steele of Chamberlain, SD;
Daughter:  Fern M. Chase Alone of Bismarck, ND;
Sisters:  Elizabeth Chase Alone and Sonia Chase Alone both of Manderson, SD, Frances; Chase Alone of Ontario, Canada, and Jennifer Chase Alone of Wounded Knee, SD;
Brothers:  Leonard Chase Alone and Robert Chase Alone both of Manderson, SD.

Homer W. Chase alone was born on August 26, 1968 to George T. Chase Alone, Sr. and Mary E. Chase Alone.  Homer attended Manderson Day School until he graduated 8th grade.  He was active in basketball and was also part of the Crazy Horse Boxing Team.  Homer enjoyed riding horses with his cousins and family, fishing, hunting, listening to country music, and spending time with his children.  Homer worked with his father George at the Packing Plant in Gordon, NE; his father shown him how to work on cars and trucks, doing mechanic work was something Homer did to help other people. 

Homer was a great father to his two children, and he also took care of his mother.  Homer also liked to go to the casino in Wyoming and to Prairie Winds. 

Homer Chase alone was preceded in death by his father, George T. Chase Alone, Sr.; brother, George R. Chase Alone, Jr.; sister, Eunice Chase Alone; grandson, Daniel James Chase Alone; and his niece, Danielle “Dani” Romero

Two night wake services starting at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD
Funeral Service begins at 11:00 Am, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD
Burial Service to follow at Chase Alone Family Cemetery, Manderson, SD, with  Fr. Peter Klink, S.J., officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Francis Thunder Hawk.


Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 
Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com



Timothy Good Shot,  68, Rapid City, SD, passed away  February 15, 2014 in Rapid City.

Survivors include: Son:  Timothy Good Shot, Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD; Daughters:  Geraldine Good Shot, Donna Good Shot, and Destiny Good Shot all of Rapid City, SD, and Tamara Good Shot-Jones of Sioux Falls, SD; Sister:  Imogene Arquero of Santa Fe, NM; Numerous Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD. Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Isaac Jogue’s Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD.  Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, SD, with Fr. Dave Matzko officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Amy S. Hanson, 58, Rushville, NE, passed away at home on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Amy is survived by daughters: Shana Hanson Lovejoy, Rushville, NE, and Chrissy (Thomas) Coomes, Rushville, NE; Son: Robert "Robbie" Fromberg, Portsmouth, VA; Sisters: Lesie Fromberg, Saugerties, NY, Elka Malkis, Minneapolis, MN; Brother: Bruce Rollings, Rushville, NE; Grandchildren: Maddox Lovejoy, Myles Lovejoy, Amber Coomes, and Marcus Greenamyre, all of Rushville, NE; and numerous "adopted" children that she sheltered over the years.

Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Feb 20 at 5pm, American Legion, Rushville, NE.

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343, or First National Bank, PO Box 290,
Gordon, NE 69343  
             
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Meredith Jane Miler Graves, 85, Chadron, died February 15, 2014 at her home.

Meredith was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Mason City, IA, during a severe blizzard to Newton Byron and Elizabeth Kate Conry Miler.  After schooling in Louisville, KY, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Des Moines, IA, she graduated from Bronxville (N.Y.) High School in 1946.

After attending Grinnell (IA) College, she married Robert Dorset Graves in Mt. Vernon, NY in 1951.  They lived in New York City until 1953, when they moved to Pocatello, ID, where Meredith received a bachelor of arts degree from Idaho State.
Dorset attended Duke University in Durham, NC before the couple moved to Chadron in 1958.  Sons Christopher Dorset and Mark Damian completed the family.

Meredith’s professional interests were varied; she enjoyed working in the fields of insurance and journalism especially.  Teaching was a reluctant choice, but after a few years of teaching high school English, she treasured her students and the chance to share her love of literature with them.

Personal interests included bridge, tennis, and travel, especially to historical sites.  She was a fifty plus member of PEO and belonged to the Chadron Culture Club for 32 years. Spending time with family, especially grandchildren, brought her true joy.  Family gatherings, spirited card games and art lessons were some of her favorite family activities.

Having happily lived in Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama, New York and North Carolina, she often said that Nebraska was her favorite because of the caring people, noting that Chadron’s citizens especially impressed her with their friendliness and volunteerism.

Meredith was preceded in death by her mother, father, older brother Newton Scott Miler and husband Dorset Graves.

Survivors include brother Martin C. Miler; sons Christopher D. Graves (Amanda) and Mark D. Graves  (Shelley);  grandchildren Cassie Wilson (Sean), Katie MacMillan (Kyle), Alex Graves, Maddie Graves, Paul Weisbeck, and Aspen Graves;  great-grandchild Kaylie MacMillan and numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request no services will be held.  The family suggests memorials to the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department or to the Chadron State College Foundation.

JoAnn Jamison , 74, Gordon, NE, died February 13, 2014 at her son’s home in Chadron.

FUNERAL Services will be held Monday February 17, 2014, at 2:00PM at the  Bible Baptist Church in Gordon,  NE.

Burial  will be held  at the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Hospice or the Bible Baptist Church and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com



Terry Mapes, 54, Gordon, Nebraska,  passed away on February 12, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Rushville with Father Joseph Joseph and Father Tim Stoner officiating.  A rosary will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Rushville. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Terry was born on July 21, 1959 in Rushville, Nebraska.


A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Vi Cady, 93, Gordon, NE, passed away on February 1, 2014, at Gordon Countryside Care.

MEMORIAL Services will be held Saturday February 15, 2014, at 10:00AM at the United Methodist Church in Gordon,  NE.

Inurnment burial  will be held  at the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon Public Library and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343


Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Suzanne LaRay DuBray-Ashley, 1 Day Old, passed away February 13, 2014 in Wanblee, SD

Survivors: Father:  Donovan Ashley, Sr. of Wanblee, SD; Mother:  Jaime DuBray of Wanblee, SD; Brothers:  Ryan DuBray of Martin, SD and Donovan Ashley, Jr. of Detroit, MI; Sisters:  Ashton DuBray and Mariah Ashley both of Wanblee, SD;
Grandmother:  Fern Randall of Wanblee, SD.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her brothers, Marcus DuBray and Raymond Ashley; and grandparents, Cleveland DuBray, Velma Ashley, and Raymond Sitting Up

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD
Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD
Burial atGethsemane Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wanblee, SD
Officiating:  Rev. Dick and Carol Lee

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Dorothy R. Sandoz, 85, Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on February 10, 2014 in Parker, Colorado.

Funeral services for Dorothy R. Sandoz of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron Stanley Morrison with officiating.  A visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel.  The service will be followed by lunch at Country Kitchen in Chadron; all are welcome.  Interment will be held directly after lunch at approximately 1:30 PM at the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Dorothy Sandoz, 85, died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Parker, CO.
Dorothy was born on May 4, 1928 in Industry, IL to Arthur and Della Smith. She married Ron Sandoz on January 15, 1953, and the two made a home at the Sandoz Ranch north of Chadron.  Over the next several years Dorothy and Ron welcomed two daughters and two sons, Rhonda, Joy, Rod, and Ron.  Dorothy highly valued her role as wife and mother, but above all she cherished her relationship with God.

Dorothy was peacefully received into the loving embrace of the Lord on February 10, 2014.  She is reunited with Ron, her parents, and two sisters, Lola and Evelyn.  Dorothy is survived, missed, and dearly loved by two sisters, Lois Bixby and June Chaplin; her four children, Rhonda Mailander, Joy Lange, Rod Sandoz, and Ron Sandoz; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established in Dorothy's honor to Chadron Hospice. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.


Lena M. Ten Fingers, 95, Crawford, Nebraska, passed away on February 7, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Sonny E. White and Robert Two Bulls officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel.

Lena Ten Fingers made her journey to the spirit world on February 7, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home.  She was born to Henry and Annie Ten Fingers on March 22, 1918 and lived most of her life in Crawford.  She loved to sew, play bingo, bible studies, fishing, and always had a smile for everyone.  She was a very loving & caring person who was always thinking of others.  She loved talking in her native tongue. 

Her immediate survivors are Sons, Fred Ten Fingers of Chrystal, Minnesota; Vincent (Karen) Ten Fingers of Chadron, Nebraska; granddaughter, Teanna Little Hawk; Grandsons, Russell Ten Fingers and Thomas Ten Fingers; 2 great grandsons.  She will be greatly missed by all.

A memorial has been established for the Ponderosa Villa.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

A memorial has been established for the Ponderosa Villa.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Roberta M. Iron Cloud “Ayuta Unpi Win”, 76, Porcupine, SD, passed away on  February 4, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Pat Iron Cloud, Jr. and Mike Iron Cloud both of Porcupine, SD;
Daughters:  Margaret (Eldon) Black Bull, Jennifer (Steve) Red Owl, and Cindy (Ben Big Crow) Iron Cloud all of Porcupine, SD, and Cathy (Boyd) Ferguson of Kyle, SD; Sister:  Ramona (Ed) Mintun of Porcupine, SD; 32 Grandchildren; and 28 Great Grandchildren.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Effie (Jackson) Tyndall; spouse, Pat Iron Cloud, Sr.; brothers, Wilbert and Joe Tyndall; sister, Mary Nimmo; and great grandson, Patrick Claymore

One night wake service starting at 11:00 AM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Porcupine Day School in Porcupine, SD. Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Porucpine Day School in Porcupine, SD.  Burial to follow at Iron Cloud Family Cemetery, Porcupine, SD with  Fr. Peter Klink, S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Rick Two Dogs.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Tina Marie Afraid of Hawk-Doxtator,  45, passed away February 2, 2014 in Oneida, WI

Survivors include: Spouse:  Bruce Doxtator of Oneida, WI; Sons:  Bruce Doxtator, Jr. and Jake Doxtator both of Oneida, WI; Daughter:  Christine Afraid of Hawk of Lawrence, KS;
Brothers:  Alvin Little Moon and John Little Moon both of Manderson, SD, Percy Lone Elk of Rapid City, SD, and William Lone Elk, Jr. of Porcupine, SD; Sisters:  Daneen Afraid of Hawk of Allen, SD, Joanne Afraid of Hawk and Jean Afraid of Hawk both of Fort Totten, ND, and Kathy Pumpkin Seed of Kyle, SD; and three Grandchildren.

Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Little Moon and Victoria Afraid of Hawk-Grey Fox; sister, Rosemary Little Moon; and brothers, Raymond Grey Fox, Jr. and Calvin Little Moon

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD.
Funeral Service begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD, with Fr. Peter Klink, S.J. officiating.
Burial to follow at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Nicholene Yvonne Osborne “Hehaka Owang Waste’ Win” , 59, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away February 2, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Nicholene Yvonne (Crazy Thunder) Osborne was born in Rushville Ne. on February 16, 1954 to Nicholas James & Jeanette Francis (Randall) Crazy Thunder.She attended Pine Ridge Public School her grade school years, she then attended high school at Marty Mission & Holy Rosary Mission where she graduated in 1972, she attended Haskell Indian College for 2 years, and she attended Oglala Lakota College of & on until she received her AA degree in Secretarial Science in -------1981.
Nichole enjoyed playing volleyball, baseball and riding horse, she also loved to sing.
Nichole was also a member of AIM where she participated in the “Longest Walk” from Wounded Knee, SD to Washington DC.  in 1973-78.

Nichole married Fred Bagola in July 1973 from this union Danelle Lynn was born. She was later married on February 4, 1981 to Herbert Lyle Big Crow Sr. (deceased) from this union Lloyd Michael, Jeanette Marie, and Herbert Lyle Jr. were born
On July 4, 1992 she married her Husband Donald Janis-Osborne Sr. from this union Donald Conrad Jr., Priscilla Mary, and Dawn Rose were born.

Nicholene had 3 Brothers Clement James “Jimmy”, Michael John and Robert Wayne Sr. (all deceased). She has 3 Sisters Barbara Rose, Carole Jean, & Roberta Francine. Nicholene has 7 Children, 18 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
Nicholene got sick in 2002 having 5 different types of cancer she was a strong women to have battled all of them until the cancer took her from us, she made her journey to the spirit world on February 2, 2014. She was raised in the Catholic Church by her Mother & Father, she was a very loving & caring person who was always thinking of others.
She loved all her family very much. She will be greatly missed by all.


Two night wake services with the first night starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Pine Ridge CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD with the second night wake service starting at 7:00 AM, Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Service:  11:00 AM, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial Service:  Holy Rosary Catholic Mission Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD.
Officiating:  Mr. Charles McGaa and Rev. Abraham Tobacco
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Jed New Holy, 42, Oglala, SD, passed away February 4, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother: Nancy New Holy-Marshall of Hot Springs, SD;
Sons: Lucas New Holy, Trey New Holy Sr., Chandler New Holy and Tony New Holy all of Porcupine, SD; Brothers:  Clint Marshall of Oglala, SD, Hobert Marshall III of Springfield, SD, Quinton Marshall of Hot Springs, SD, Brian Belt of Denver, CO, Delano White Face of Watertown, SD, Antoine Gay of Rapid City, SD and Benjamin White Face Jr. of Eagle Butte, SD; Sisters: Benita White Face-Swift Bird of Pine Ridge, SD, Arlene White Face of Porcupine, SD, Tamara Marshall of Rapid City, SD, Trina Felix of White Shield, ND and Latonna White Face of Hot Springs, SD; and four Grandchildren.

Jed was preceded in death by his father; Benjamin White Face Sr., his daughter; Candace New Holy and his sister; Tanya Marshall

Two night wake services with starting at 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with Sister Barb Officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr. Rick Two Dogs.  Burial to follow at New Holy Family Cemetery, Little Grass Creek Tiyospaye, Oglala, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Richard Lee “Spike” Jones, age 81, of Rushville, NE

Memorial services will be at the Rushville American Legion Hall Thursday February 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM, with luncheon to follow.

Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery Friday February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Maxwell, NE.

A memorial has been established and donations can be made in Spike’s name to Rushville Veteran’s Service Office at 111 N Main St, Rushville, NE 69360, C/O Gary Sones
Richard Lee “Spike” Jones was born June 7, 1932 in the 30 mile canal ditch house south of Cozad, NE, to Lee Henry and Geraldine Elva (Metz) Jones. His first several years were spent in the Platte Valley playing “musical farms” as his father rented a different farm each spring. The early 1940’s saw the purchase of the family farm east of Sumner, NE where Spike started high school. In 1949, he graduated from Overton High School. He attended Kearney State Teacher College for two semesters before going out and teaching in rural schools for two years prior to the outbreak of the Korean War.

In January 1953 Spike entered a Naval commissioning program, completed pilot training, and was officially commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. After the signing of the Armistice, Spike was honorably discharged and went to Mexico City with designs on Medical School. In September 1955, Spike came to Chadron where he attended Chadron State College. He married Ival LaVerne “Babe” Cork on February 23, 1957, and to this union 3 children were born: Cameron Lee in 1967, Catherine Hester in 1969, and Michael Ian in 1971. 

Spike and Babe taught school in Wanblee, SD, and then in various places in Wyoming and Nebraska before returning to the Jones family farm in the early 1970’s. After they sold the farm, they returned to teaching, which brought them to Rushville in 1981. Spike then focused his vocational energies on trucking until his retirement in 1994, when he was elected Mayor of Rushville and served 3 terms. Babe retired from Shannon County Schools in 1998.

Immediate Survivors: Wife: of more than 56 years; Children: 3; Grandchildren: 6; Many friends to mourn his loss.

It could be said of Spike Jones that he was on a sympathetic, yet unflinching quest for Courage, Grace, Integrity, and Generosity.

Jed New Holy, 42 ,  Rapid City, SD, passed away on February 4, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Nellie McLaughlin, 54, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  February 1, 2014 in Rapid City, SD

Survivors include: Daughter:  Mariah Mousseau of Pine Ridge, SD; Son:  Shayne Mousseau of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Jeaneen Lone Hill of Sioux Falls, SD, Carla McLaughlin of Pine Ridge, SD, and Darla McLaughlin of Hot Springs, SD; Brothers:  Jerry McLaughlin and Billy McLaughlin both of Pine Ridge, SD, and Steve McLaughlin of Oklahoma.; Grandchildren:  Bradley Mousseau, Teddy Mousseau and Ariana Dreamer all of Pine Ridge, SD Numerous nieces and nephews who think the world of her because she was always the one they could turn to that would listen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald “Rusty” McLaughlin and Darlene (Amiotte) McLaughlin; sister, Katheryn McLaughlin and grandson, Aries Dreamer

Nellie was born and raised in Pine Ridge, SD to Darlene (Amiotte) and Gerald McLaughlin on March 22, 1959.  She was the second born to Darlene and first born to Rusty.  She lived her life on the reservation she was from, often leaving for family or vacation.  She became a mother for the first time in 1984 and a second time in 1991.  She was a dedicated mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother.  She worked for many years for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  She was an accomplished artist with beadwork and at baking.  

One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Funeral Service will be held  11:00 AM, Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.  Burial Service will follow at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth and Sister Barb Officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Michelle Pettigrew-Silva “Umpan Owayang Waste Win”, 51, passed away on January 29, 2014 in Omaha, NE.

Survivors include: Sons:  Jeremy Pettigrew of Gordon, NE, and Chance and Chase Pettigrew both of Omaha, NE.;  Grandchildren:  Laila Pettigrew, Luta Pettigrew, Ivy Yellow Thunder all of Gordon, NE; Sisters:  Susan Pettigrew of Wounded Knee, SD, and Sandra Pettigrew of Pine Ridge, SD; Brothers:  Mike Pettigrew of Calico, SD, John Pettigrew of Wounded Knee, SD, and Jason Pettigrew of Wounded Knee, SD; Numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Michelle was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Ann Clifford-Pettigrew; brother, James Brent “JB” Pettigrew; grandparents, Joe Clifford, Sr. and Thelma M. Clifford.

Michelle Pettigrew-Silva was born on December 29, 1962 in Pine Ridge, SD to Gloria Clifford.  She was the oldest of 7 children; she loved her family very much and was always there for her loved ones.  Michelle graduated 8th grade from O.L.L. and went on to attend high school at Pine Ridge where she graduated with honors in 1981.  While there she made many lifelong friends and was known for her sparkling personality.  Michelle worked in areas related to health, she was a CHR Director in Rapid City, SD, Alcohol and STD Counselor, attended National College in Rapid City, and attended UTTC in Bismarck, ND.

Michelle will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

One night wake services will begin at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Service will begin at  2:00 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD., with  Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by  Mr. Rick Two Dogs.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Collis J. Betson, 90, of Crawford, NE, passed away on February 1, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services  will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Ed Broestl officiating.  Visitation will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron until 8:00 PM.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 
 
A memorial has been established for the Crawford Rural Fire and Rescue Department or the Ponderosa Villa.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Ricardo “Rich” Gonzales, 54, Allen, SD, passed away January 31, 2014 in Rapid City, SD

Survivors include: Wife: Irene Gonzales of Allen, SD; Daughters: Irene Lone Wolf of Scottsbluff, NE, Melissa Lewis of Arlington, TX, Vanessa Vargas of Mesquite, TX, Veronica of NE; Sons:  Mike Becker-Gonzales and Tim Becker-Gonzales of Nebraska; Sisters: Kathy Rivera, Mary Ramirez, Josie Ojeda all of NE, Faustina of cA, Ramona Gonzales of Las Vegas, NV, Andrea Gonzales of ID, Clara Gonzales and Lydia Voss both of Nebraska; Brothers: Chris Gonzales, Cenovio Gonzales both of Nebraska, Inez Gonzales of TX, Catarino Gonzales Jr. of CA and Eddie Gonzales of Nebraska; Numerous Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Ricardo was preceded in death by his parents; Catarino Gonzales Sr. and Tanis (Hernandez) Gonzales and his sister Fedance Deollos.

Ricardo’s services announced at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Sarah Mae Ghost Bear,  80, Allen, SD, passed away  January 27, 2014 in Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Children: Matilda Montileaux & Averial Rae Marshall both of No Flesh, Kyle, SD, Myron (Abby) Ghost Bear of Pass Creek, Allen, SD and Dennis Ghost Bear of Tennessee;
Sisters: Georgianne Little Bull of Rapid City, SD;  Stepsister: Emma Waters of Pass Creek, Allen, SD;  Hunka sister: Darlene Poor Bear-Cross of Pass Creek, Allen, SD; 17 Grandchildren; and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, David & Jettie (Imitates Dog) Little Bull, Paternal grandparents; Harry & Maggie (Featherman) Little Bull, Maternal grandparents; Wallace & Belle (Black Bear) Imatates Dog, six brothers; Percy, Noah, Hubert, James, Lavern, Joseph, four sisters; Mercy, Gladys, Rebecca, and Rebecca Tio, three infant children; daughter Gladys Ann and sons Robert &George Jr., husband George Ghost Bear Sr., and two great granddaughters

Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.
Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Burial to follow at Inestimable Gift Cemetery, Allen, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Phillip J. Shoop Sr. , 64, Chadron, NE,  passed away on January 28, 2014 at his home in Chadron

Services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville with Reverend Al Trucano officiating.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Phillip was born on November 5, 1949 in Trojan, South Dakota.

His survivors include: Sons:  Phillip and Adam Shoop; Daughter:  Kathy Shoop; Brother:  Bob Shoop; Sisters:  Cindy Kelly, Ivy Avis and Nancy.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Willard ‘Willie’ Keller, 86, Gordon, NE, died January 27, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hosptial.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 1, 2014, at 10:00AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Gordon,  NE.

Inurnment burial with Military Honors will be held  at the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the First Presbyterian Church, the Gordon Masonic Lodge or the Nebraska Childrens Home and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Everett Lee Poor Thunder “Tatanka Ohitika”, 58, Red Shirt Table, SD, passed away on January 24, 2014 in  Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Step-Sons: Christopher Lee of Las Vegas, NV and Gabriel Lee of Shiprock, NM; Brother:  Marvin Helper of Red Shirt Table, SD; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Brewer and Evelyn Poor Thunder; spouse, Ethel Poor Thunder; sister, Janey Durant; and brothers, Jacob Helper, Jr., Noah Moses Helper, Roy Johnson Helper, Delbert Robert Helper, and David Hollow Horn Bear.

Everett resided in the Red Shirt Community with his grandson Noah Helper.  Everett was a strong community and spiritual leader; in addition to helping the people Everett was a loving brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, nephew, and cousin. 

Four night wake services start at 2:30 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Red Shirt Table Sundance Grounds.

Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 AM, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Red Shirt Table Sundance Grounds, with burial to follow at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Red Shirt Table, SD.  Traditional Lakota Services provided by  Mr. Marvin Helper and All Spiritual Leaders Welcome.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Darlene Neidert, 70, Crawford, NE, passed away on January 24, 2014 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford with Pastor Marsha Stauss officiating.  Burial will be at the Crawford Cemetery. 
 
A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.



Victoria Esther Black Bear-DuBray “Tasunke Waste Win”, 42, Allen, SD, passed away  January 24, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.


Survivors include: Children:  Cedric Little Crow, Jr. of Sunnyvale, CA, Virginia Little Crow of Billings, MT, and Bridget DuBray of Allen, SD; Sisters:  Vinette DuBray of Allen, SD, and Vanice (James) Shearer of Rapid City, SD; Brother:  Vincent (Jeannine) DuBray of Parmelee, SD;
Half Brothers:  Percy Yellow Hawk and Norman Yellow Hawk both of Rapid City, SD;
Half Sisters:  Francine Yellow Hawk and Brenda Yellow Hawk both of Rosebud, SD;
Aunts and Uncles:  Sam and Sandy DuBray, Sr, Eula & Melvin Young, Hazel Wilson, and Melissa Yellow Boy all of Allen, SD, Delores Mabin of Martin, SD, and Irene Gonzales of Hot Springs, SD; Many, Many, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Grandchildren.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.  Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD with burial to follow at Allen Community Cemetery, Allen, SD, with Rev. Terry Packman and Mr. Barry Bentley officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr. Steve DuBray.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Ralph Norton, 79, Rushville, Nebraska, passed away  on January 19, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Rushville with Reverend Al Trucano officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at Fairview Cemetery. 

Ralph was born on May 12, 1934 in Sheridan County. 

A memorial has been established for the Rushville Rescue Unit, the Rushville Rural Fire Department or the Immaculate Conception Church Memorial Cross Funds.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE  69343.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.


Bernard Lecher, 71, Chadron, NE, passed away peacefully at home in his recliner on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Tim Stoner officiating. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Chadron.  A rosary will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s.

Bernard was born in Chadron Nebraska.  He was the 4th of seven children to Tommy and Fern (Harrison) Lecher.  He graduated from Assumption Academy in 1960.  He married Harriet Eileen Burke on June 25, 1960 at the St. Patrick’s Church in Chadron, Nebraska.  To this union, three children were born, Nick, Mike, and Chris.

Bernard began his career in the car business with the Ford Garage in Chadron, NE.  In 1964, he and Harriet moved to Crawford, NE where he began his employment with Crawford Implement Company.  After many years, he began selling both vehicles and machinery for Harvey Equipment.  Bernard then took his knowledge of livestock and numerous business acquaintances and became a Field Representative for Chadron Sale Barn.  In 1988, Bernard and Harriet moved back to Chadron where he sold vehicles for both Tommy's Car Lot and then Wahlstrom Ford.  Bernard retired in 2006.

Survivors include his sons Nick (Liz) Lecher of Port St. Lucie Florida, Mike (Diana) Lecher of Chadron, Nebraska and Chris (Christy) Lecher of Gothenburg, Nebraska.  Grandchildren, Alex Smith of Douglas Wyoming, Jessica Lecher of Rapid City SD, Sarah Lecher of Chadron Ne, Keely and Ashley Lecher of Gothenburg Nebraska.  Siblings:   Wayne (Virginia) Sides of Torrington WY, Janice (Mitch) Magruder Nevada MO, Steve (Diane) Lecher of Chadron, NE, Susan (Larry) Gold of Council Bluffs Iowa, and Curt (Mary) Lecher of Chadron, NE,  and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife Harriet Lecher, parents Tom and Fern Lecher, and Sister LaWayne Jones.

Bernard was associated with Crawford Fire Department, Chadron Elks Club and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Bernard greatly enjoyed his horses, motorcycles (in his younger years) and his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a horseman and a gentleman.  He remembered everyone and shared his smile with them.   Bernard dearly missed his wife after her death in 2005 and looked forward to the day he would join her.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Dawes County Ag Society and the Crawford Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron.


Rea Herrick, 66, Harrison,Nebraska, passed away January 16 at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Methodist Church in Harrison with Pastor George Kilmer officiating.

Rea was born March 29, 1947 to Milford and LaVerne (DeKay) Brewster. She attended grade school at Bodarc and also Harrison Grade school.  She graduated with the class of 1965 from Sioux County High School.

Rea attended Chadron State College and also spent time working in Casper, Wyoming.  While attending college she met Ron Herrick of Benkleman, NE.  They were united in marriage September 26, 1970. To this union one son, Chad was born.

She and Ron bought the Corner Market in Harrison, Nebraska store in 1978 and owned and operated the store until ill health forced her to retire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, and her parents.
She leaves to mourn her son, Chad, two grandsons Avery and Brennan, of Waterloo, Iowa, one sister, Lea Lu Taylor of Kearney, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church in Harrison.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Julia Ann Lame, 75, Oglala, SD, passed awayJanuary 14, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Sylvanus Lame of Oglala, SD and Rick Lame of Scottsbluff, NE;
Daughters:  Willie Ann Lame and Larrietta Lame both of Chadron, NE, Fannie Bissonette of Rapid City, SD, and Cheryl Lame of Chadron, NE; & 21 Grandchildren.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Julia (Shangreaux) Roan Eagle; spouse, Winfred Lame; children, Orlando Roan Eagle, Bernard Lame, and Jennifer Lame; and siblings, Gladys Little Spotted Horse, Fern Mesteth, George Mesteth, Verna Brings Yellow, Norton Roan Eagle, James Roan Eagle, Charles Roan Eagle, and Lillian Yellow Horse

Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014  at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD.
Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, with burial to follow at  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD.
Rev. Rhoda Mesteth will be officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Earl Nitsch, 52, Grand Rapids, Michigan,  passed away at the Chadron Community Hospital on January 12, 2014.

He was born on June 27, 1961 in Tacoma, Washington. 

His survivors include two sons, Daniel and Ivan Nitsch, as well as his parents Doug and Kathleen Nitsch of Chadron. 

An open house reception for the family and friends of Earl Nitsch will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Country Kitchen in Chadron. 

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com




Robert Joseph Rosales, 40, Kyle, SD, passed away  January 13, 2014 in  Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Mabel Rosales of Kyle, SD; Spouse:  Luwanda Feather Earring of Kyle, SD; Sons:  Jason Feather Earring and Kevin Feather Earring of Kyle, SD;
Daughters:  Danya Rosales and Josie Rosales both of Omaha, NE and Shaniah Feather Earring of Kyle, SD; Brothers:  Joseph Rosales and Gary Christensen both of Kyle, SD;
Sisters:  Ruby Kay Rosales and Jolene Rosales both of Washington; Grandchildren:  McKenna Rosales, Jaxon Beene, and Angelina Yellow Hawk.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Rosales and brothers, Benny Rosales and Richard Weston

Two night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service will begin at  10:00 AM, Monday, January 20, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD.
Burial to follow at Rosales Family Cemetery, Kyle, SD with   Rev. Cordelia Red Owl and Father Robert Kem officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by Ms. Darla Black.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Madeline Sophie Bissonette, 77, Manderson, SD, passed away January 10, 2014 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Husband: Rudolph Bissonette of Manderson, SD; Sons: Ty Bissonette of Rapid City, SD, Michael Bissonette Sr., Rudolph Bissonette Jr., and Phillip Bissonette Sr. all of Manderson, SD; Daughters: Rita Bissonette of Manderson, SD and Loveletta Iron  Horse of Rapid City, SD; Brothers: Joe Little Dog, Timothy Little Dog, and Ben Little Dog all of Manderson, SD; Sisters: Delores Viola of Riverside, CA, Anna Steele and Betty Little Dog of Manderson, SD; 32 Grandchildren; 49 Great Grandchildren; and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

Madelline was preceded in death by her parents, William and Fannie (Yellow Bull) Little Dog; son, William Bissonette, her brothers Robert Little Dog and Bosco Little Dog. Her sisters, Willene Little Dog and Pamela Little Dog. Her grandchildren, Jolene Patton, Jess Patton and David Iron Horse Jr.

Two night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson ,SD.
Funeral begins at 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD, with Pastor Charity Hill officiating. Burial to follow at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Cemetery, Manderson, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Jordan Lee Janis, 3 Months, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away Jan. 9, 2014 in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include: Mother:  Andrea Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother:  Arlen Roy Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Grandparents:  Arlen and Elizabeth Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Great Grandmother:  Anita “Penny” Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Great Grandfather:  Owen Bennett of Las Cruces, NM.

Jordan was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Kathryn (Morrow) Bennett; great grandfather, Wilbert Janis; great-great grandparents, Thomas & Jeanette Conroy,  Roy and Josephine Janis, and aunt, Anita G. Janis

Visitation services will be from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial to follow at Gordon Memorial Cemetery, Gordon, NE, with  Rev. Craig West officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Edward L. Cuny, Jr.,  32,  Oelrichs, SD,  passed away on January 7, 2014 at this home in Oelrichs, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Sharon Big Crow of Oelrichs, SD; Brothers:  J. Lee Big Crow of Rapid City, SD, Coy Big Crow of Oglala, SD, and Jeremiah Cuny of Oelrichs, SD; Sister:  Marnelle Bailey of Willington, NC.

Edward was preceded in death by his father, Edward Cuny, Sr.

Two night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Porcupine, South Dakota, with  Mr. Charles McGaa and Sister Barb officiating.

Funeral arrangements for are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 
Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Ed Kuenne, 76, Chadron, NE, passed away on January 7, 2014 at Hospice House in Rapid City, South Dakota. His passing was the result of complications from cancer treatment.

Funeral services  will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at10:00am at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Ed and his daughter, Lisa, are owners and operators of Brun's Laundry and Dry Cleaning and Lariat Car Wash.   He was "that man" behind the counter; the person customers depended on for help when doing their laundry or washing their vehicles. 

Edward C. Kuenne was born in Medford, Wisconsin.  He was the first of eight children born into a busy dairy farm family.  He learned to milk cows and operate farm machinery at an early age; learning to drive a tractor to help with chores when he was 5 years old.  As a boy he developed an interest in moving west to live; perhaps Montana.  When he was 16, he went to work a summer job at the Dick Courchaine Dairy in Beulah, Wyoming.   After graduating from Medford High School, Ed worked full time for the Courchaine Dairy for several years.

Ed pursued an engineering degree at both the SD School of Mines and Technology and the University of Wyoming.  Although work and family obligations prevented him for completing a degree, he had an engineering mind.  He could fix anything with a motor, plus do electrical work and plumbing. 

He married Pat Haley in Spearfish, South Dakota, in 1966.  To this union, two daughters were born, Theresa and Lisa. 

Ed and the family moved to Moab, Utah, where he worked in a uranium mining enterprise.  The family relocated to Billings, Montana, where he worked as a tank builder and welder at Billings Tank, a company that makes the industrial size tanks.

Ed returned to ranching and farming when he went to work on the Loren Harper Ranch near Sundance, Wyoming.  He and his daughter, Lisa, made their home there for several years.
Ed retired from ranch work to pursue other interests.  He was a man who was always constructively busy and needed a project, so he bought Brun's Laundry in Chadron, Nebraska in 1992, which became his retirement job.  Ed's skill set were perfect for operating a laundry and car wash.   He was able to fix everything and maintained an environment that made customers welcome.  He smiled often and laughed easily.  He became friends with the numerous repeat patrons who knew him as "that man" at the laundry.  It was apparent to everyone that he enjoyed his work.

Ed is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren - Theresa (Trae) Berger, Zach, David, and Josh of Acworth, Georgia, and Lisa Westerbuhr and Alex of Chadron, Nebraska.  He is also survived by his Wisconsin siblings; Brothers, Marvin (Joanne) Kuenne and Donnie (Jennifer) Kuenne; Sisters, Marge Vierghtz, Jane (Dave) Zondlo, Donna Weir and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Theresa (Poehnelt) Kuenne; Brother, Bernard, and Sister Arlene Kranc.

A memorial has been established CSC College Rodeo Club or Pine Ridge School Dorms. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


William Norbet Kills Enemy at Night Sr., 72, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away January 6, 2014 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Sons: Robert Kills Enemy At Night of Manderson, SD, William Kills Enemy At Night Jr. of Manderson, SD, Richard Kills Enemy At Night of Yankton, SD, Jason Kills Enemy At Night of Denver, CO and Michael Gould of Ethete, WY; Daughter: Wileen Kills Enemy At Night of Wounded Knee, SD and adopted daughter, Carla Sleeping Bear of Manderson, SD; Brother: Steve Kills Enemy At Night of Slim Butttes, SD; Sister: Jovanna Wasicuna of Sioux Valley, Manitoba, Canada; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

William was preceded in death by his parents; Noah Kills Enemy At Night and Lucinda (Iron Heart) Kills Enemy At Night. His brother Robert Kills Enemy At Night, his sister, Bertha Gatlin and son, David Kills Enemy At Night

One night wake service starting at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service will start at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial Service at Little Family Cemetery, #4 Community, Oglala, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Rachelle “Shelly” Lynn Amiotte,  49, Oglala, SD, passed away January 6, 2014 in  Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Daughters: Rainbow Locust of Weslaco, TX and Shayna Gutierrez of Boulder, CO; Brothers: Darwin Amiotte of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters: Janet Moran of Hot Springs, SD and Barb Amiotte of San Diego, CA; Grandsons: Alijah Zavala, Daeson Gutierrez, and Noah Zavala;
Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents Darwin Amiotte and Vivian He Crow-Red Shirt and her brother Jerry Amiotte.

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Traditional Lakota Services begin at 7:00 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, SD. Burial to follow at Makasan Cemetery, Oglala, SD, with Pastor Karen Rupp and Mr. Wilmer Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Doris Lang, 83, formerly of Gordon, NE, passed away January 3, 2014, at Everett, Washinton.

Funeral services will be held Monday January 13, 2014, 2:00PM at the Church of God in Gordon,  NE.

Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Sheridan County Historical Society and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rachelle L. Amiotte,  49, Porcupine, SD, passed away on January 6, 2014 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.
Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


William Kills Enemy, Sr.,  72, Oglala, SD,  passed away on January 6, 2014 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 
Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Marvin Robert Hanks, 82, Whitney/Chadron area,  passed away in Carencro, Louisiana on January 2, 2014.

Graveside services will be held later this year in Chadron, Nebraska.

Marvin was born to Vera Kusel Hanks and Henry Hanks on August 31, 1931 and was a native of the Whitney/Chadron area all his life with the exception of his last two years of life when he resided in Louisiana with his daughter and family.

He was married to Susan Hanks until her death in 1989. Together they had two surviving children, Jeff Hanks of Debary, Florida and Jenifer Ibach of Carencro, Louisiana.

Marvin retired from Chicago Northwestern Railroad after 30 years of work and also served in the National Guard.  He has five grandchildren, Dustin, Tyler and Jared Hanks, all of Debary, Florida, Samantha Cavanaugh of Scott, Louisiana and Kayla Ibach of Carencro, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and his beloved wife.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Nonabah Red Kettle,  53, Salt Lake City, UT, passed away  December 29, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT

Survivors include: Sons: Sheldon Glenn of Wanblee, SD and Desmond Red Kettle of Salt Lake City, UT; Daughters: Cora Marie Glenn and Savanna Bullman of Salt Lake City, UT and Reanna Red Kettle of Phoenix, Arizona; Brothers: Melvin White Bull of Pine Ridge, SD and John Haas-Red Kettle of Kyle, SD; Sisters: Grace Few Tails, and Bernadine Red Kettle of Wanblee, SD and Mable Red Kettle of Minneapolis, MN; Grandchildren: 8; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Nonabah was preceded in death by her parents Burgess Red Kettle Sr. and Isabelle Chipps-Red Kettle, her brothers, John Red Kettle and Ambrose Red Kettle, her sisters, Lorraine Red Kettle and Norma Red Kettle

Two night wake services will start at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD. Funeral Servicewill begin at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD. Burial Service to follow at Red Kettle Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD, with
Rev. Craig West and Rev. Dick and Carol Lee officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr. Richard Moves Camp.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Nathan Lee Brodrick, 23, Fort Collins, Colorado (formerly of Chadron), passed away early January 1, 2014, at his home in Fort Collins, CO.

Memorial services  will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. A memorial service will also be held in Fort Collins, Colorado on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 4:30 to 10:00 PM.

“Tater Bug” was born October 6, 1990, to Don and Sandy Brodrick of Chadron. He attended Chadron High School, Chadron State College, and Youth Build. He aspired to study music and was a talented musician, often performing in the Fort Collins area. He played a number of musical instruments, most notably guitar, and had recently begun to learn to play the violin. Tater was very creative, and enjoyed drawing, writing, and making jewelry among his many interests. He loved playing with his dogs, Morrison and Will, and with his nieces and nephews. He will be missed deeply.

Nate is survived by his mother Sandy Brodrick; Sisters, Tracy of Grand Junction, CO and Susie (Jason Dotson) of Aurora, CO; Brothers Alex, Sam (Kara) and David (Hazel Simms), all of Chadron; Nieces, Kristen Allen (Seth) of Aurora, CO, and Sammi Brodrick of Chadron; Nephews, Alex and Allen Brodrick of Lincoln, Dylan Barnes of Aurora, CO and Max and Felix Brodrick of Chadron; Uncles, Jim Brodrick of Chadron and Jim Regan of Sidney; Aunts, Rhonda (Rob) Grantham of Crawford, Teri Childs of Chadron and Sheri (Ed) Rhoads of Alliance. He is also survived by many cousins, a lifetime of friends, and special pals Morrie and Willis.

Nate is preceded in death by his father Don, maternal grandparents Jim and Vada Regan, paternal grandparents Don Brodrick and Wanda Skeel and cousin Justin Childs.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Yvonne Rose Loafer, 15, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  December 30, 2013 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Richard Loafer of Kyle, SD; Mother:  Denise Wounded of Wanblee, SD; Brothers:  Gene Kaline of Rapid City, SD and Clay Loafer of Kyle, SD; Sisters:  Marie Loafer, Mariah Loafer, Makanzie Loafer, and Makaila Loafer all of Kyle, SD; Grandmother:  Viola Loafer of Kyle, SD; and Grandfather: Harry Wounded of Pine Ridge, SD.

Two night wake services will start at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service will be at  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Burial to follow at the Loafer Family Cemetery, American Horse Creek, Kyle, SD, with Father Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Lisa Randall,  46,  of Rapid City, SD, passed away on December 27, 2013 at her home in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 

Lisa is survived by her children, Aaron Lefai, Christopher James, Angie Randall, and Stephanie Randall all of Rapid City, SD and Harold Red Owl of Eagle Butte, SD

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


June Beth (Blough) Sheaffer, Chadron, NE (Updated)
A memorial service for June Beth (Blough) Sheaffer of Chadron will be held at the United Methodist Church in Chadron on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 2:00 PM with Reverend Mark Crist officiating.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

June was born in Nampa, Idaho on June 26, 1932, to John Earl and Ona (Rathbun) Blough.  After graduating from Nampa High School in 1950 she attended McPherson College in McPherson Kansas where she met James (Jim) Sheaffer.  They were married May 29, 1953, at the Church of the Brethren in McPherson.  She graduated from McPherson College with an elementary education degree in 1954.

June and Jim lived and taught at Woodstock School, an international school, in Mussoorie India, where their first daughter, Cynthia (Cindy), was born.   After traveling back to the United States via train and ships, including the Queen Mary, they lived in Kalona, Iowa and then Iowa City, where their second daughter, Cheryl was born.  In 1958 they moved to Chadron, Nebraska where Jim joined the Chadron State College faculty.  Their third daughter, Janet was born in Chadron.

June was fortunate to be a stay at home mom while raising their three daughters.  She served as a leader for her daughter’s Camp Fire Girls group, volunteered for many organizations in Chadron, served on the Chadron Public School Board for 12 years, and was a long time member of the Chadron Culture Club.  June loved spending time with her family, shopping with her girls, was an avid reader, Sudoku player, and jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.  She and Jim enjoyed traveling and were able to visit 48 of the 50 states and many foreign countries.  Her husband Jim was a sea-going cowboy on a cattle ship for Heifer Project in 1946-1947 to China and New Zealand.  

After spending Christmas with her entire family, June died suddenly of an unexpected heart attack on December 28, 2013 at the age of 81.  June is survived by Jim, her husband of 60 years; children Cindy and husband Norman Leithead of Scottsbluff, NE, Cheryl and husband Paul Davis of Omaha, NE, and Janet Sheaffer of Imperial, NE; grandchildren Tim Leithead of Bridgeport, NE, Sarah (Joe) DiGiovannantonio of Fort Collins, CO, and David (Megan) Leithead of Shawnee, KS; and great-grandchildren Cassie, Lindsie, Cole, and Logen; Ainsly; John and Amelia; siblings Marvin (Mary) Blough of Melba, ID and Lucy (Joe) Reeves of Boise, ID; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Wayman.

Memorials are suggested to the Chadron United Methodist Church where they have attended for 55 years; or Heifer International, P.O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6621 (www.heifer.org).  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Emmaline Rose Black Elk, 12 weeks, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away December 11, 2013.

Survivors include: Parents:  Nikolaus and Rochelle Black Elk of Allen, SD; Grandparents:  Pauline Flood of Allen, SD, and Roger Yellow Boy, Sr. of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  William Young Bear, Cody Young Bear, Christian Young Bear, Keya Yellow Boy, Chance Black Elk and Tre Black Elk all of Allen, SD ; Sisters:  Paula Yellow Boy of Allen, SD.

Emmaline was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Ghost and Emmaline Black Elk

Burial Services at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Gordon-DuBray Family Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Franklin O. Martinez, 58, Rapid City, SD, passed away December 21, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Elvira Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother:  Carl Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Sharon Martinez of Rapid City, SD, Sheryl (Chris) Espinoza of Denver, CO and Mona Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD.

Franklin was preceded in death by his father, Carlos J. Martinez; and adopted brothers, Everette Yellow Boy and Roy Chief Eagle

One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.  Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD.
Burial at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with Mr. Charles McGaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Francis “Pete” Blundell, age 92, of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on December 21, 2013 in Chadron, Nebraska.

Pete Blundell was a long time farmer and rancher,

Funeral services  will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Steve Ratzlaff officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel. 

Pete Blundell was born in Chadron, Nebraska on December 30, 1920 to Joseph Robert and Margaret (Wright) Blundell.  He was the fourth of six children growing up on the farm south of Chadron.  Born on the land homesteaded by his grandparents (William and Ayles Blundell) in 1888, Pete was born in the same house where his father was born.  After attending country school at the Prairie Home School. He worked on farms south of Chadron. 

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was assigned to the 363rd Engineer Division, a construction battalion, and served 30 months in Iran.  He served in the Persian Gulf Command where he operated large cranes (drag lines) for the US Army to build roads, boat docks, airport runways, barracks, and hospitals.  Upon his discharge in December 1945, he continued farming and ranching with his father, Joe Blundell.

In June 1966, he married Ruth Tupa.  Ruth, together with her three daughters; Roxanne, RaeJean, and JeriJo, joined Pete in operating the farm that has been in the Blundell family for over 100 years.  In 2003, Pete was acknowledged for his many years farming and ranching when he received the “Most Persistent Farmer” award by the Dawes County Farm Bureau.  In August 2013, Pete was inducted into the Dawes County Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Throughout his long life, Pete enjoyed farming, ranching, his family, friend’s music, playing cards, tinkering in his shop and the many animals that populated his farm – deer, antelope, pheasant, grouse and his farm cats.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and B.P.O. Elks.  Pete was preceded in death by his wife (Ruth), his parents (Joe and Margaret), his brothers Robert (Bob), Harold (Bud), Merle and his sister (Ruth Blundell Burrows), as well as his niece Sheri Burrows Anthony.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou (Blundell) Thornton; Daughters Roxanne Publow (Terry) of Joplin, Missouri, RaeJean (Don) Phipps of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and JeriJo Graesser of Edgar, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial has been established for the Open Door Church and the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Carol “Barbara” Yellow Boy,  62, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  December 20, 2013 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Sons: Greggory Fayson of Springfield, SD; Daughters: Melinda Fayson and Linda Fayson, both of Lake Park, GA and Fawn Yellow Boy of Rapid City, SD; Brothers: Fred Yellow Boy of Rapid City, SD, Stanley Yellow Boy of Sioux Falls, SD, Herman White Whirlwind and David Gibbons both of Manderson, SD; Sisters: Sophia Gloria Yellow Boy of Pine Ridge, SD, Bernadette Omara of Merrillville, IN, and Charlotte Steele of Rapid City, SD; six Grandchildren; Numerous nephews and nieces.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; Levi Yellow Boy Sr. and Athelia Waters-White Whirlwind. Her daughter; Margaret Yellow Boy, her brother; Thomas “Tomahawk” Yellow Boy and a niece Charmaine Lau.

Two night wake services will start at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service will begin at  2:00 PM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Community Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with  Rev. Abraham Tobacco and Rev. Charity Hill officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Leroy L. Apple, 85, Winner, SD, passed away December 18, 2013 in Winner, SD.

Leroy was a US Marine veteran.

Two night wake services starting at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Funeral Service will begin at  2:00 PM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Burial to follow at  Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD, with Rev. Charles Montileaux officiating.

Survivors include: Sons:  Donald Apple of Winner, SD and Frank Apple of Kyle, SD; Daughters:  Lenora Apple of Kyle, SD and Sharon Apple of Minneapolis, MN; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Apple and Grace Two Crow; sisters, Dora Under Baggage, and Victoria Wounded Head; and brother, Steven Apple.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Franklin Martinez,  58, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral services are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.  Franklin passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD


Ruth McGannon, 99, Chadron, NE,  passed away on December 18, 2013 at Crestview Care Center.

Funeral services  will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Center Cemetery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Jesse James Jealous of Him, 32, Denver, CO (formerly Porcupine, SD), passed away December 16, 2013 in  Porcupine, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Louis Jealous of Him of Porcupine, SD; Mother:  Marlita Beautiful Bald Eagle of Denver, CO; Daughter:  Keauna Amelia Jealous of Him of Denver, CO;
Brother:  Louis Jealous of Him, Jr. of Denver, CO, Samuel Jealous of Him of Porcupine, SD, and Joe Ramirez of Lubbock, TX; Sister:  Yvette Jealous of Him of Porcupine, SD.

Two night wake services start at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Porcupine School Gym, Porcupine, SD.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Porcupine School Gym, Porcupine, SD.  Burial to follow at  Body of Christ Cemetery, Porcupine, SD, with Rev. Pedro Sharpfish and Rev. Marletta Pacheco officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Lorraine Haas, 94,  of Hemingford, NE, passed away on December 16, 2013 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Crawford with Pastor George Kilmer officiating.  Burial will be at the Crawford City Cemetery. 
                                                                                         
She was born April 7, 1919 in Crawford to Charles (Chalkie) and Bertha Roberts Eschenbrenner.  She grew up in Crawford where she attended school and graduated from Crawford High.  On September 24, 1940, Lorraine married her childhood sweetheart, Vic Haas.  The first two years of their marriage, Vic and Lorraine lived in Independence, Missouri where they served as advocates for the Reformed Latter Day Saints Church.  They then moved to their ranch south of Crawford and resided there until 1960, when they bought their farm near Hemingford to raise wheat. Years later Vic and Lorraine were happy to donate land to the Hemingford School for the sports complex and to the community for sports activities.

Lorraine was involved in many activities and organizations throughout her life.  Over the years, she received awards from and/or served as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, PHS Club, Alliance Women’s Club, Parliamentarian, Belmont Neighbors, Farmer’s Union, Wheat Heart’s where she served as the chapter president in 1984 and 1985, and was the 1999 Hemingford Woman of the Year.  

The Nebraska Wheat Growers Association was another great passion to Vic and Lorraine and allowed them the opportunity to travel all over the United States. She was also a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and was involved in the Praise and Prayer groups through her church. 

Aside from the many groups that Lorraine served, she also had a love for a variety of things including her family, dogs, horses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, shopping, jellybeans, and the color red.

It was never a surprise to hear a whole-hearted “Hello der”, to see a smile on her face, or to share the humorous side of life…yes, she was quite a character.

She is preceded in death by husband Vic Haas, parents Charles and Bertha Eschenbrenner, brother George (Palma) Eschenbrenner, and numerous aunts and uncles.  

She is survived by niece and nephews Sharon Finley of Crawford, Mick (Jeri) Eschenbrenner of Lincoln, NE, Ray (Jaci) Eschenbrenner of Longmont, CO, and Gary Haas of California.

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Rural Fire Department of the Crawford Methodist Church or the Donor’s Choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.


Lee Allen Folson, 39, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  December 16, 2013 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Sadie Folson and Hailey Folson both of Selby, SD;
Step-Children:  Jared Iron Horse and Frances Stands both of Pine Ridge, SD

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Darlene (Crazy Thunder) Folson; and his grandmother, Myrtle Folson

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial to follow at   Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Luke Clay Ashmore, 26, Kyle, SD,   passed away on December 10, 2013 near Kyle, SD.

Survivors include: Parents:  Renzel and Kimberly Ashmore of Kyle, SD; Brothers:  Troy and Travis Loeffler both of Albert Lee, MN; Sisters:  Monica Loeffler of Albert Lee, MN and Ramona “Tiny” M. Ashmore of Salt Lake City, UT; Grandmother:  Ramona D. Ashmore of Kyle, SD.

Luke was preceded in death by his grandparents, Goldie S. Standing Bear-Bad Wound, Ralph T. Bad Wound, and James E. Ashmore.

Two night wake service begins at 6:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD and the second night starting at 2:00 PM, Friday,  December 20, 2013 at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, December 20, 2013 at St. Issaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with a second funeral service at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD. Fr. Dave Matzko, Fr. Rick Abert, S.J., and Rev. Cordelia Red Owl will be officiating.  Burial will follow at  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Wilma B. Hunter, 100,  Hay Springs, NE, passed away on December 15, 2013 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Peter Bertram officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Gordon Cemetery. 

Christian Reinhard and Emma Otie Kerschberger Eitler welcomed their 4th child on February 12, 1913.  Wilma was born on the family homestead 8 miles south of Hay Springs.

As a child Wilma worked beside her father driving a team of horses behind a mower, helping with harvesting and assisting with daily chores.  She also helped her mother in raising chickens, lambs and honey bees. 

Wilma attended Sand Ridge School 3 miles away from her home by riding a horse, driving a horse and buggy, or sliding on a bobsled with her sister through 8th grade.  She graduated from Hay Springs High School.

In the 30’s Wilma met and married William Perry and they worked for Herman Jungck for three years southeast of Hay Springs.  Then they farmed and ranched southeast of Gordon where their first son William was born.  Their second son Alvin was born in the 40’s after they moved south of Rushville where Wilma loved homemaking in her big 2 story house.  She didn’t have too long in that home since in 1950 they moved north of Gordon to care for Bill’s brother’s place.  In the springs of 1958, Wilma’s life changed once more when her husband Bill passed away.

In the fall of 1960, Wilma married Garnet Hunter and moved to his parent’s place north of Hay Springs on Beaver Wall. Wilma helped Garnet with farming and ranching.  Garnet had three older children so Wilma also became a Grandmother at this time.

In the 70’s, Garnet and Wilma moved into Hay Springs making the old Jacobs Motor Company building into a comfortable home.  They shared the love of gardening, fishing, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends.  Garnet passed away on the late 80’s and Wilma continued to live in their home.  In 2008, her son Bill and his wife Kay moved in with her to assist her as needed. Wilma came to live at Pioneer Manor on June 4, 2012.  Wilma loved to tell the stories of her childhood growing up. 

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Christina, Nona, and Alma as well as a brother Edmund.

She is survived by her sons William R. (Kay) Perry of Hay Springs, Alvin D. Perry of Rapid City, South Dakota; Sister-in-law of Delores Eitler of Chadron, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established for the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home or the Zion Lutheran Church.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347


BeaAnne Taylor, 73, Gordon, NE, passed away December 15, 2013, at her home.

Rosary will be held Friday, December 20, at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 21, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rushville,  NE. 

BeaAnne (Brandon) Taylor, 73, was welcomed into Heaven Sunday December 15, 2013. BeaAnne passed away unexpectedly at her home. She was born in Hay Springs, NE. October 26, 1940 to Russell and Anita (Reid) Brandon.
BeaAnne grew up in Hay Springs, NE until 1951 when the family moved to Gordon where they bought an auto parts store. She attended Gordon schools until her junior year and then earned her GED.

On July 5, 1956 at the tender age of 15, BeaAnne was united into marriage with James Taylor. They celebrated 57 years together and as a result of this loving union, eight children, 24 grand-children and 14 great-grandchildren were born.
BeaAnne worked as a carhop at the Salad Bowl restaurant until her marriage. BeaAnne was one of the first waitresses at the new Seger Oil Company later known as the Western Café.

In 1968 she started work at Gordon Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide and then became an OB tech where she helped deliver hundreds of babies. She later become a ward clerk until she retired in March 2006. During that time she also owned a children’s clothing store “Just for Kids” from 1975 to 1981 while continuing to work the 3-11 shift at Gordon Memorial.

From 1958 to the time of her death, she nurtured and loved generations of children in the community through her home daycare. BeaAnne exemplified the true meaning of love and family; she was a mother figure to so many of Gordon’s children. BeaAnne offered a home to those needing a place to stay or yearned to experience, if only for a night, a place of comfort and security. To the numerous friends of her children, she always made them feel like they were part of the family. A truly remarkable women who found joy in doing and giving to others. She will be remembered for her homemade goodies, her genuine beautiful caring heart, and the unconditional love for her family, her daycare children, her church, and community. BeaAnne has touched so many lives in so many different ways. BeaAnne leaves behind a legacy of love that has left an impact on Gordon and the surrounding communities. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Holidays were very meaningful to BeaAnne, her home was decorated for every season imaginable. Christmas, was of course, her favorite of all holidays, when nearly all of her 46 children and grandchildren would converge onto this small town to celebrate.
BeaAnne was an active member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church serving as a Eucharist Minister and served on the altar society as president and member.

She loved going to craft fairs and was a Willow Tree volunteer, scouting vendors to travel to Gordon to sell their wares. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and worked hard on keeping Jim’s referring from the stands in check during these events.

Please join us in the celebration of her life with a Rosary Friday December 20th 2013 at 7pm and Catholic Funeral Mass Saturday December 21st 2013 at 11:00 am. Both services will be held at The Immaculate Conception Church in Rushville, Ne.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; Children Tony (Jennifer) Taylor of Gordon, Tim (Susie) Taylor of California, Terri (Travis) Chappell of Firestone, Co; Traci (Jon) Westemeier of Chadron; Troy (Angel) of Gordon; Tanita Taylor of York; Tiffany (Keith) Marco of Papillion; Tricia (Brad) Thayer of Harrison.;Grand-Children: Elisha (Jody), Alehna and Olivia Taylor of Lincoln; Jenna (Heather) McKinley of Iowa; Trinity Taylor of Gordon; Tara (Matt) Shochat of Los Angeles, CA; Toland (Mande) Taylor of Quantico, VA; Trent (Cassie) Chappell of Evans, CO; Trevor (Jessica) Chappell of Greeley, CO; Tierney (Pierce) Petersen of Gordon, NE; Tessa (Anthony) Rosane of Grant, NE; Teighlor, Tatum and Teagan Westemeier of Chadron, NE; Thai Taylor of Gordon, NE; Tristan Taylor of Papillion, NE; Trace, Tate, and Taggart Marco of Papillion, NE; Josh Thayer of Albion, NE; Jake Thayer of Hastings, NE; Taryn and Trey Thayer of Harrison, NE.; Great Grand-Children: Taeva Taylor of Lincoln; Tylan Taylor of Quantico, VA; Tayden, Tavery, and Taige Chappell of Evans, CO.; Tenley and Tenisyn Chappell of Greeley, CO; Tylie and Trigg Petersen of Gordon; Traysen and Taisley Rosane of Grant, NE; Maddie, Tysen and Tripp Taylor of Papillion, NE.; Sister, Kathleen (Don) McGuire of Lincoln, NE; brothers, Hugh (Fran) Brandon of Gretna, NE and Bradley (Wayne Thomas) Brandon of Tucson, AZ and sister-in-law, Connie Brandon of Loveland, CO.

She was preceded in death by Grandson, Tyler Reid Chappell; Parents, Anita and Russell Brandon; Brother, David Brandon.
Thank you for loving our Mother!

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343


Lee Allen Folson, 39, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away  December 16, 2013 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Sadie Folson and Hailey Folson both of Selby, SD; Step-Children:  Jared Iron Horse and Frances Stands both of Pine Ridge, SD

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Darlene (Crazy Thunder) Folson; and his grandmother, Myrtle Folson

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial to follow at   Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Luke Clay Ashmore, 26, Kyle, SD,   passed away on December 10, 2013 near Kyle, SD.

Survivors include: Parents:  Renzel and Kimberly Ashmore of Kyle, SD; Brothers:  Troy and Travis Loeffler both of Albert Lee, MN; Sisters:  Monica Loeffler of Albert Lee, MN and Ramona “Tiny” M. Ashmore of Salt Lake City, UT; Grandmother:  Ramona D. Ashmore of Kyle, SD.

Luke was preceded in death by his grandparents, Goldie S. Standing Bear-Bad Wound, Ralph T. Bad Wound, and James E. Ashmore.

Two night wake service begins at 6:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD and the second night starting at 2:00 PM, Friday,  December 20, 2013 at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, December 20, 2013 at St. Issaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with a second funeral service at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD. Fr. Dave Matzko, Fr. Rick Abert, S.J., and Rev. Cordelia Red Owl will be officiating.  Burial will follow at  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Burdette Taylor, 98,  Rushville, NE, passed away December 16, 2013, at the Gordon Countryside Care.

Funeral services will be held Thursday December 19, 2013, 2:00PM at the Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville,  NE.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 18, at 7:00pm at the Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville.

A memorial has been established for the United Methoidst Church Women and donations may be sent in care of: Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Naomi Ruth Jealous of Him, 43, Pine Ridge, SD,  passed away  December 10, 2013 in  Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Katherine Jealous of Him of Pine Ridge, SD; Sister:  Audrey (Ken) Standing Soldier of Pine Ridge, SD ; Brother:  Albert (Mary) Jealous of Him of Allen, SD.

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Kyle, SD, with Rev. Cordelia Owl officiating.  Burial will follow at Mediator Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Alta Mae (Neely) Cogdill, 94, Chadron, NE, went to be with her Creator, Lord and Savior early in the morning. Friday, Dec 13.

Visitation  will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. Funeral services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Chadron, NE on Thursday , December 19th at 10 am with Pastor Peter Bertram officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Alta Mae  was born on July 15, 1919 between Hermosa and Rapid City, SD at the family farm located on Spring Creek.  Her father and grandmother (Luella Grein) assisted with the delivery as the doctor got lost en route.  Alta Mae was fifth of eight children born to James Watson and Kitty Belle (Grein) Neely.  She attended the Neely school (built by her father) at Spring Creek through the 3rd grade.  At the age of 10 she became very ill with a ruptured appendix and nearly died.  During third grade her family moved to Black Hawk, SD where her mother managed the railroad depot and her father was the Section Foreman.  Alta Mae attended Rapid City High School graduating in June, 1937.  During her time in Rapid City she worked as a housekeeper to help with family finances during the Depression years.  

After high school her and her older sister, Wanda, moved to Chadron and shared an apartment while Alta Mae attended Chadron State College.  She studied to be a nurse like her older sister, Ruth. She attended CSC from fall, 1937 through the fall of 1938.  In March, 1938 she met John Cogdill at Kelso’s Dance Pavilion located east of Chadron.  They were married on May 28, 1938.  They lived in Chadron for a short time and then moved to the Cogdill family farm on Big Bordeaux Creek southeast of Chadron.  Alta Mae spent her time as a farm wife raising chickens, gardening and enjoying time with her neighbors and friends on the creek including membership in the Jolly Dozen Club. 

On June 18, 1948 she was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chadron, NE and remained a member the rest of her life.  Her faith was very important to her and she was an active member of the church serving on the Ladies Aid and teaching Sunday school.

In July, 1964 she started work at Chadron State College in the food services as a cook.  She really enjoyed the friendship of her fellow workers at the College where John also worked.  Alta Mae retired from food services in 1977 and then spent twenty more years on the farm as a neighbor, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.

In the fall of 1997, she and John moved into Prairie Pines Lodge where she remained until her death.  At the time of her passing, she was the longest living resident of Prairie Pines.

Alta Mae is preceded in death by her husband John, and two brothers (Bim and John Neely) and three sisters (Ruth Nelson, Wanda O’Malley, Pearl Noonan).

She is survived by her brother Bob (Lois) Neely of Ridgecrest, CA; sister Helen Westover of Bremerton, WA; her three sons Chuck (Mary Helen) of Chadron; Terry (Betty) of Chadron; brother in-law Lynn Bilyeu of Chadron; Rex (Shawn) of Torrington, WY/Chadron along with 10 grandchildren (Jon Cogdill/Bill Cogdill/Susan Cogdill/Chris Bartlett/Bob Cogdill; Ross Cogdill/Matt Cogdill; Casey Mitchell/Lea Griese/Sami Mitchell Weyers), 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial has been established.   Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Sidone J. Mathis, 87, Chadron, NE,  passed away on December 15, 2013 at Crestview Care Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Chadron at 2:00 PM with Reverend Mark Crist officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Chamberlain Chapel. 
 
Sidone was born on January 11, 1926 in Rushville, Nebraska.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Rueben James Spotted Elk “Sungmani Tutanka Nakpa”, 31, Rapid City, SD, passed away December 12, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Brothers:  Collin Spotted Elk, Jr. and Jaydee Spotted Elk both of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters:  Michelle Two Crow and Bobbie Spotted Elk both of Rapid City, SD;
Significant Other:  Clarissa Steele of Rapid City, SD; Adopted Daughter:  Mackenzie Comes of Rapid City, SD.

Rueben was preceded in death by his parents, Collin Spotted Elk, Sr. and Blossom Kills In Water; and grandfather, James Kills In Water

One night wake service starting Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Wakpamni CAP Office, Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial will follow at Spotted Elk Family Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD, with Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Floyd Hand and Mr. Bill Center.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Vanessa Raye Weasel Bear-Two Bulls, 35, Pine Ridge, SD passed away December 10, 2013 in  Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Mother:  Carita Weasel Bear of Pine Ridge, SD; Sister:  Jessica Two Bulls of Pine Ridge, SD.

Vanessa was preceded in death by her father, Chester Dean Two Bulls and grandparents, Cleveland and Katherine Weasel Bear and Jake and Emily Two Bulls

Two night wake services will start at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 16, 2013 at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.  Pastor Joseph Story and Rev. Abraham Tobacco will be officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Martha Ann Keim, 87,  Chadron, NE,  passed away on December 13, 2013 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron at 11:00 am with Leroy Sandford, Virginia Klebb, and Doug Ogden officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Martha was born on July 12, 1927 in Chadron, Nebraska.  She attended Beaver Valley School in rural Sheridan County through the 8th grade.  She attended the Assumption Academy through her high school years and graduated in 1945.  Martha married Franklin H. Keim on October 16, 1948 in Alliance, Nebraska.  To this union were born seven children.  The couple farmed and ranched in the Chadron area from north of Crawford to southeast of Chadron to North of Hay Springs to semi-retirement in a nice house in Chadron, Nebraska.  Martha enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, embroidery, cooking and her grandchildren.

Martha is survived by her husband Franklin H. Keim of Chadron; Sister, Agnes Marie Burgess of Hot Springs, South Dakota; five children, Loren Ray (Mary Alice) Keim of Palmyra, New York, Beverly Ann (Larry) Wilhoit of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Juanita Rose (David) Hottell of Kimball, Nebraska; Franklin Harvey (Deb) Keim of Tecumseh, Nebraska, Bruce Allen Keim (Keith Currier) of San Francisco, California; Son-in-law Jim Jackson of Hay Springs, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and numerous special-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her two children, Larry Lee Keim and Leanna Sue Jackson; two brothers Leo and Richard Gochnauer; five sisters Marguerite Woods, Lorretta Maples, Mercedes Dexter, Jeanette Chasek, and Bernyce Shaeffer.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Leonard Schultz, 95, Batesland, SD,  died December 11, 2013, at the Rapid City Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held Monday December 16, 2013, 2:00 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon,  NE. Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Batesland Volunteer Fire Department
and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kyla Kay Vincent , 37, Rushville, NE, passed away December 9, 2013 at Chadron Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 14, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Gordon-Rushville Middle School Gym, RUSHVILLE,  NE. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Rushville, NE.

A memorial has been established for Kyla’s boys and donations may be sent in care of
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

On line condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Hazel Pumpkin Seed,  69, Kyle, SD, passed away December 7, 2013 in Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Lyman Red Cloud, Jr. and Edward White Wash both of Pine Ridge, SD; and four Grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Lyman and Dallas (Little Warrior) White Wash; spouse, Aloysius Pumpkin Seed, son, William Douglas-Crow; and brother, Chauncey White Wash.

Two night wake service with the first night starting at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with the second night starting at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.
Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 16, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Burial Service at Mediator Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD, with  Rev. Cordelia Red Owl and Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by Mr. Floyd Hand.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Ila Mae (Buckley) Bannan, 89, Harrison,  passed away December 6, 2013 surrounded by her five children at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, Nebraska.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Ila Mae will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Sioux County High School in Harrison with Father Berger and Father Stoner officiating.  Interment will follow at the Bannan Family Cemetery.  A rosary will be held Friday, December 13 at 5 pm at the Church of the Nativity in Harrison.

Ila Mae was born on August 10, 1924 to Roy and Opal (Case) Buckley at their home in Sioux County.  She attended grade school in the Sioux County rural schools and high school in Harrison, Nebraska graduating with the class of 1942.  During her senior year she completed normal training enabling her to teach school.  After graduation Ila Mae taught school until marrying Laurance Bannan on April 8, 1944.  To this union six children were born, Ardith Alice (stillborn), James Laurance, Lila Kay, Sharen Lee, Karen MaRee(twins) and Michael LeRoy.

Laurance and Ila Mae raised their children on the George Bannan homestead in the Highland community.  Many times Ila Mae took on the sole responsibility of raising the children and taking care of the place while Laurance was away doing road construction work during the early years of their marriage.  She was never afraid of hard work.

She began carrying mail on the Agate-Highland route in the mid 1970’s; she continued this task until July of 2012, many times six days a week.  After moving to Harrison her cooking skills became sought after.  Ila Mae was well known for her cinnamon rolls and pies served daily at Sioux Sundries.  Her kitchen, although small, became a daily stop for grandkids and many of their friends to enjoy her home cooking.

Ila Mae was proud of her large extended family.  One of her greatest joys was her brothers and their families. She always looked forward to cooking a meal for all.  Each and every niece and nephew was special to Ila Mae.  She took great pride in her fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren, always looking forward to watching their activities and enjoying their visits.

Throughout the years Ila Mae welcome many into her home for extended stays.  These turned out to be lifetime friendships and a lesson for her family in compassionate giving.

Ila Mae is survived by her children, Jim(Gloria Whiting) Bannan, Harrison, Kay Canaday, Chadron, Sharen(Bruce) Lambert, Whitney, Karen(Bill) Huntrods, and Mike Bannan, Harrison, grandchildren, Kerry(Chrissy), Brent(Lora), Leslie, Chad(Carrie) Bannan, Jim(Jeanie), Tom(Jaymie), Roy Lambert, Tab(Chad) Bomberger, Shyenna(Austin) Engel, Chance(Crystal), Mika Huntrods, Sarah(TJ) Boyd, Trent Bannan and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  Brothers, Bob, Bud (Sandy), and Tuck (Phyllis) Buckley and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifetime friend and classmate Dorothy Schaefer.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Laurance, parents, Roy and Opal Buckley, in-laws George and Bess E. Bannan, infant brother, William, brothers Ivol and Buster, infant daughter Ardith, grandsons Donny Canaday and Boyd Bannan, brother-in-law Andy Bannan and sister-in-laws Pat, Margie, Joy, and Ila Buckley.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlaichapel.com



Ruth Charging Crow, 76, Kyle, SD, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Floyd Old Horse, Roy Dale Old Horse and Robert Old Horse all of Kyle, SD; Daughters:  Marilyn Old Horse, Mabel (Dale) One Horn, Constance Old Horse, Rhoda (Greg) Janis, and Wilma (Usbaldo) Hinojosa; Brothers:  Isaac Charging Crow and Joseph Charging Crow both of Kyle, SD; Sister:  Charlotte Rouillard of Kyle, SD; Numerous Grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Strikes Enemy) Charging Crow; spouse, Oliver Old Horse, Sr.; son, Oliver Old Horse, Jr.; brothers, James Charging Crow, Carl Charging Crow, Andrew Charging Crow, Theodore Charging Crow, Taylor Charging Crow, and Roy Charging Crow; and sister, Eva Charging Crow

Two night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD with Rev. Cordelia Red Owl and Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Lorenzo Last Horse.  Burial at St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Mary L. Hunter, 94, Chadron, NE, formerly Ardmore, SD, passed away Wednesday, December 4 at Regional West Hospital, Scottsbluff, NE.

Funeral services with military honors  will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chadron with Rev. Peter Bertram officiating. Burial will be at Duck Creek Cemetery, Ardmore, SD.

She was born October 19, 1919 to Carl Edward Bergquist and Ana Wilson Martinez Bergquist in Manila, Philippine Islands. As a young girl she lived in Guam; Shanghai, China and Hankow, China attending British or Parochial boarding schools.

In 1934, she and her family moved to Santa Rosa, CA. In 1936, she graduated from Santa Rosa High School as valedictorian of her class.  She then attended the University of CA- Berkeley, graduating in 1940 with a math and history degree, and then in 1941 she received a teaching degree.  She taught at Dos Palos, CA and Daly City, CA until joining the U.S. Navy Waves on July 19, 1944. She achieved the rank of Ensign and was honorably discharged on June 18, 1946.

On May 17, 1947 she married John W. (Jack) Hunter Jr. in Santa Rosa CA. The couple moved near Ardmore, SD where they ranched for over 50 years.

In 1956, Mary went back to her love of teaching and taught at Oelrichs, SD, Provo High School at Igloo SD and Edgemont SD High School, before retiring in 1974.  Many of her past students attribute their success in life to Mary’s teaching abilities.

After Mary retired from teaching she and her husband, Jack, operated Jack Hunter Sound, an outdoor sound company, traveling to hundreds of fairs and rodeos, where Mary was always known for her hospitality, taking pleasure cooking or caring for all who passed by their traveling home. Mary and Jack were selected as Pioneer Couple of the Year in 1999 for their dedicated services to High School Rodeo.

Mary was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, P.E.O., American Legion and Waves National WIMSA.

She is survived by her son, John C. (Jack) Hunter (Laurel) Crawford, NE; Grandchildren Kristen (Robert) Ferguson, Gordon, NE; Ross (Trisha) Hunter Ardmore, SD; Alicia (Rich Robertson) Hunter, Crawford, NE; Great grandchildren Robin Ferguson, Reann Ferguson, Tristan Hunter, Ashley Hunter, Jack Hunter, Allison Owens and Hunter Owens.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, and her brothers Edward and Ted.
  
The family suggests memorials to P.E.O. Chapter AX for local women’s educational scholarships.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337

Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Brave, age 26 of Omaha, NE, formerly of Pine Ridge, SD,  passed away on November 28, 2013 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Funeral services are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com

Boyd Quiver, age 58 of Wanblee, SD, passed away on November 28, 2013 at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.

Funeral arrangements  are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com


Guy “Boob” Ernest Janis-(Iha Ayutapi), 88,  Pine Ridge, SD, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  He was a Navy Veteran.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Lula (Leon) Bettelyoun and Wanda (Mark) Donovan both of Pine Ridge, SD; Sons:  Robert “Rocky” Dean Janis and Darin G. Janis both of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother:  Pat (Loretta) Janis of Billings, MT, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Guy was preceded in death by his spouse, Catherine “Skite” Janis; son, Guy Janis, Jr.; brothers, Clarence, Ival “Spot”, Curtis and Wendell Janis; sister, Elaine Janis; and grandson, Timothy George Janis.

One night wake service will start at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with services starting at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with Rev. Craig West Officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Colleen Linnea Conroy, 68, Martin, SD, passed away Dec. 4, 2013 in Martin.

Survivors include: Sisters: Imogene “Jean” Hammond of Martin, SD, Marie Lange of Albuquerque, NM and Virginia Rameriz of Albuquerque, NM;
Numerous Family, Nieces and Nephews.

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD with Rev. Craig West officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Lucille Elizabeth Cornelius, “Wicakpi Luta Win - Red Star Woman, 75, Pine Ridge, SD, began her Spirit Journey on December 2, 2013 at Wolf Creek at her parents’ home.

Lucille was born on December 6, 1937, the first born child of John Lionel, Sr. and Bessie Trimble Cornelius at Pine Ridge, SD. 

Lucille is survived by her son, John L. “JT” Cornelius III, Poplar Bluff, MO; and her daughter, Elizabeth Cornelius, Rapid City; her sisters, Shirley Fresquez, Wolf Creek; Rosemarie Dillingham, Wolf Creek; Judi L. Cornelius, Albuquerque, NM; her brothers, B. Roger Cornelius, Rapid City; Leonard Little Finger, Oglala and James A. Hamm, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren Mikalea, Emily, Eden and Kal El Cornelius.  She is also survived by her one remaining uncle, Charles E. Trimble, Omaha, NE; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and hunka grandchildren. 

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Christine “Wela” Cornelius, her brother John Lionel Cornelius, Jr., and niece, Leslie Jo Fresquez Walking Elk.  Her beloved companion, Sassy, recently made her Spirit Journey.

Her marriage to Raymond Eugene Pourier ended in divorce.

While Lucille’s children, JT and Liz, were not her natural children, they were raised by her from infancy and embrace her as their wonderful mother in every way.  Her daughter Liz said, “She was my greatest fan and cheering squad and was quick with supportive words for when life got me down.”  JT echoes that sentiment, saying she was always there for them and loved them no matter what.  And she felt the same way about them.  She ended every conversation with them by saying, “I love you and am so proud of you.” 
At birth, she was given her name “Wicakpi Luta Win” by her maternal grandmother, Lucy Randall Trimble.  She has bequeathed that name to her daughter, Liz.

Lucille was a highly sought-after child care provider and helped to raise legions of children, providing loving care for the children of her sisters Shirley and Judi, and for her brother, John.  She worked as a waitress and for a number of years she had a house-cleaning business.  She also worked for many years in the family food service business, retiring from that work in the 1980s. 

Her children and siblings remember Lucille’s unparalleled knowledge of music, especially Country Western and old Pop music.  She loved those genres but also enjoyed Italian and Irish tenors and gospel music.  She knew instruments, artists, lyricists and when songs were created.  She had instant recall of all that information and was the family Song Dog – our name for such an expert.  She loved word find and jigsaw puzzles, did expert cross stitch needle work and enjoyed playing cards. 

Her family treasured Lucille as the sweetest, dearest person, pure of heart and filled with love.  She relished peace and was a passionate believer in equality, loyalty, honesty, generosity and compassion for all her relatives, including the four-legged, winged and water dwelling creatures. She was completely selfless, fiercely protective of her family and a hard-headed realist.  She was so sure of her moral compass, that while she would help anyone in any way she could, when she decided not to do something – nothing and nobody could move her. Her son said, “She was a rock and a hard place.” 

Lucille was the family prayer director, faithfully praying for requests from family and friends.

A wake service will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Church in Pine Ridge, with supper at 4:30 and Rosary at 6:00 PM.  The funeral service will be on at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Sacred Church in Pine Ridge, with burial at the Cornelius Family Cemetery at Red Bear Butte. Mr. Charles McGaa will officiate the Catholic services, with Richard Broken Nose and Leonard Little Finger conducting the traditional Lakota services at the grave site. 


Loris June Willow Benson Goings, 62, of Pine Ridge, SD/Ethete, WY, passed away on Dec. 3, 2013 in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include: Spouse: Marvin Goings Sr. of Slim Buttes, SD;
Sons: Curtis (Andrea) Benson of Ft. Washakie, WY, Martin (Desiree) Goings of Slim Buttes, SD, Tre and Lorrel Goings of Pine Ridge, SD; Daughters: Carrie Benson of Rapid City, SD, Chloe (Dusty Cedar Face) and Chloeah (Steve Brewer) Goings of Pine Ridge, SD, and Julie Goings of Slim Buttes, SD; Brothers: Dorsey (Barbara) Willow of Ethete, WY, Hank Left Hand of Colorado Springs, CO, Nelson (Bonnie) White Sr. of Ethete, WY and Crawford (Jackie) White Sr. of Ft. Washakie, WY; Sisters: Mavis Willow and Alvera Willow of Ethete, WY and Lavern White of Ethete, WY.

Two night wake services, with the first night starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. On 9:00 AM Prayer Service, Saturday, December 7, 2013 and at 10:00 AM will be the final viewing for her family and friends in Pine Ridge, SD.

Second night will be a two night service, starting at 7:00 PM, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 749 Blue Sky Highway, Ethete, WY
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Blue Sky Hall, Ethete, WY.  Burial at Yellow Calf Cemetery, Ethete, Wyoming with Mr. Charles Mc Gaa, Fr. Phil S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Crawford White Sr., Mr. Nelson White Sr., Mr. Dorsey Willow

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Henry “Hank” Moeller, age 70, of Rushville, NE, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday December 5, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE. Funeral services will be Friday December 6,2013, 10:00 AM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE.
 
A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343     
 
Immediate Survivors include: Wife: Judy Moeller of Rushville, NE; Son: Jeffrey (Deann) Moeller of Lincoln, NE; Step-Sons: Jeff (Tammy) Orender of Columbus, NE and Tony (Joni) Orender of Lincoln, NE; Daughter: Mary (Mark) Francis of Lincoln, NE; Sister: Geraldine (Eldon) Rettig of Lincoln, NE; 9 Grandchildren.                                                                                           
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Henry Moeller

Evelyn M Badger-Big Owl, 93, Pine Ridge, passed away Dec. 2, 2013.

Survivors include: Son: Orland A Big Owl of Porcupine, SD; Daughters: Fern Rose Mousseau and Rhonda J Two Eagle both of Porcupine, SD; Sister:  Rachel Bertha Fox of Lead, SD.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Big Owl, her parents Dave Badger and Mary (Mousseau) Badger, and her daughter Greta M Big Owl.

Two night wake services starting at 3:00 PM, Thursday,  December 5, 2013, at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD. Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Parish Hall in Porcupine, SD. Rosary Services at 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday evenings.  Burial to follow the services at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine, SD, with Fr. Peter Klink S.J. and Layman Alton Mousseau officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Phyllis Ann Biltoft, 70, Chadron, Nebraska,  passed away on November 30, 2013 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.   

Phyllis was born on March 30, 1943 in Alliance, Nebraska.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Pauline Marie Bach, 94, of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on December 1, 2013 at the age of 94 at her home in rural Chadron, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, where she was the last living charger member, with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Pauline was born October 20, 1919 at her great grandparent Trenkle home in rural Box Butte County near Alliance, Nebraska.  She was the second of five children born to Thomas and Pauline Aspden.  The family lived on a ranch north of Lakeside, Nebraska for eight years.  They moved to the grandparent Aspden home north east of Alliance.  They later moved to a farm west of Hemingford, then to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation north of Kyle, South Dakota.  In 1934, they moved to a place south of Hay Springs, Nebraska.  Pauline graduated from hay Springs High School in 1937.  She attended Chadron State College and received a two year lover elementary diploma in 1938.  Pauline taught rural school at District 56 (Chimney Butte) for two years.  She married Alvin Bach on May 25, 1940 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  She was baptized and confirmed on May 25, 1941 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chadron.  To this union were born 4 children.

Pauline was an active member of her church and helped to make quilts there.  She loved making quilts, family photo albums and caring for her family and her home.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, her parents, her brother Albert (Fern) Aspden of Chadron, Sisters Dorothy (Bill) Miranda of Denver, CO and Alice (Francis) Bowers of Oliver Springs, TN., Brother-in-law Howard Mattson, and son-in-law, Jerry Schommer.

She is survived by her sister Agnes Mattson of Chadron, sister-in-law Edith Back of Las Vegas, NV; children Linda (Doug) Wollesen of Gering, Nebraska; Dennis (Judy) Bach of Pierre, SD; Rhonda Schommer of Chadron, Curtis (Teresa) Bach of Chadron, and their families including 14 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  She will be remembered for her faith and love of family.

A memorial has been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Chadron Hospice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Agnes Erma (Manchester) Miller, 89, of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on November 20, 2013 at the age of 89 at the Chadron Community Hospita

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Agnes was born on July 16, 1924, to Olin and Elsie (Kraut) Manchester.  She joined two older brothers, Lawrence and Wayne.  Later, two sisters, Bonnie and Mary Lou joined the family.  The family farmed south of the Chadron State Park until 1944, when they moved into Chadron.

Agnes married Henry Miller, in 1948 and to this union was born to children, Douglas Miller, of Chadron and Linda Michaelson of Hay Springs.  Agnes worked hard and enjoyed being outdoors.  Agnes loved to fish, garden, and even mowing the lawn, which she did up until two years ago.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Miller, parents Olin and Elsie and brothers, Lawrence and Wayne.  She is survived by her sisters Bonnie (Lyle) Goodman and Mary Lou Schommer, sister-in-law Arlene Miller, her son Doug Miller, her daughter Linda (Terry) Michaelson, four grandchildren, Lonnie and Eric Miller, Nicki (Keith) Dangleis, Codi Markey (Fiancé Charles Flama) and three great grandchildren, Alex, Grayson, and Caleb, along with nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements


Tegan Wayne Howe,  5  months gestation, Martin, SD, died of miscarriage on November 25, 2013 in Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Parents: Bobby Howe and Tonette Dull Knife of Wanblee, SD; Brothers: Ian Dull Knife, Egan Dull Knife, Traytin Dull Knife all of Wanblee, SD; Joseph Howe, Bobby Howe Jr., Clarkson Howe, and Avery Howe all of Oklahoma;
Sisters: Torrie Dull Knife, Virginia Dull Knife and Dominique Dull Knife all of Wanblee, SD, Alberta Howe and Annjonell Howe both of Oklahoma; Numerous Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD. Burial will follow at  Moves Camp Family Cemetery in Wanblee, SD.


Roberta “Ronni” Philby, 59 of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital due to liver failure.

Funeral services for Roberta “Ronni” Philby of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel with Paris Fisher officiating.

Ronni was born and raised in Chadron, Nebraska.  She always considered Chadron as her home no matter where she was or where she lived.  After graduating from Chadron High School in 1972, Ronni went on to pursue a nursing degree as an LPN. 

Ronni worked in the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, Nebraska until a back injury forced an early retirement.  She met and married Richard Philby in AR with her son and daughter in attendance in 1996.  Ronni and Richard lived in Oxford, Nebraska for nine years.  They moved back to Chadron to assist in the care of her parents Joseph “Big Joe” and Geneva “Gen” Murer.

She was very active in her community and became very involved in several community activities including Keep Chadron Beautiful, the American Legion, and various others. 

Ronni was preceded in death by her father Joseph L. Murer and her brother Joseph C. “Craig” Murer.  She is survived by her husband Richard Philby, her son David and Susan Murer of Grand Island, Nebraska; Daughter, Geneva “Genny” and Jonathan Crawford of Arapahoe, Nebraska; Sisters, Mickie Knowles of Westminster, Colorado, Jerry and Lyman Williams of Henderson, Nebraska, Marilyn “Suzi” and Troy Cradeur or Thorton, Colorado; Sister-in-law, Mishelle Murer of Chadron, Nebraska; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, eleven nieces and nephews, and various other family.

Ronni’s wishes were to be cremated at a later time.

The Philby and Murer family wish to thank everyone for their wishes and prayers during this time.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Eva Lee Andersen, 82, Gordon, NE,  died Novemer 25, 2013, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, Hay Springs, NE.

Funeral services will be held Friday Nov.29, 2013, 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Gordon,  NE. Burial will be held in the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon Volunteer Rescue Unit or the Tri-State Cowboys Museum and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Gary (Lee) Bad Wound, 74, Martin, SD, passed away
November 25, 2013 at  Black Hills Hospice of the Hills, Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Son: Gary Bad Wound Jr. of Granville, ND; Brothers: Elgin Bad Wound and Wesley Bad Wound of Martin, SD; Grandchildren: 5; Garritt Bad Wound, Kristyn Bad wound, Natalie Bad Wound, Dominic Bad Wound and Meelah Bad Wound.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Julia (Monroe) Bad Wound, his wife Crystal (Brown) Bad Wound. His brothers; James and Wheeler Bad Wound, and his sisters; Susan and Vera Bad Wound.

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Bad Wound Residence Houses #1263 in Sunrise Housing located in Martin, SD
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Martin, SD.  Burial Service will follow at Thine Inestimable Gift Church, Allen, SD, with  Rev. Creig West officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Calvin Gene Bissonette Sr., 31, Wanblee, SD, passed away on  November 23, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Parents: Arlette (Has No Horse) & William LaMont of Wanblee, SD; Step Father: Warren “Gus” Yellow Hair of Allen, SD; Son: Calvin Bissonette Jr.; Daughters: Gabriel Sitting Up, Amira Sitting Up, and Stevonie Sitting Up all of Wanblee, SD; Brother: Byron Bissonette of Allen, SD; Sisters: Nakina Yellow Hair of Rapid City, SD, Tianna Yellow Hair of Allen, SD and Clarissa Broken Rope of Kyle, SD.

Calvin was preceded in death by his father Steven Bissonette, his brother Arlan Bissonette and his grandparents Jackson & Sylvia (Stabber) Bissonette and Priscilla (Plenty Arrows) Has No Horse.

First night starting at 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 28, 2013, at the Kennedy Hall in Wanblee, SD. Second night starting at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 29, 2013 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the American Horse School in Allen, SD. Burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Yellow Bear Canyon, Allen, SD with  Rev. Craig West and Rev. Daniel Makes Good officiating. Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Warren “Gus” Yellow Hair and Mr. James Cross

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Roberta “Ronni” Philby, 59,  of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on November 27, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel with Paris Fisher officiating.
 
Ronni was born on February 7, 1954.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.



Marsden “Pete” Peterson, 74, Chadron, NE , went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 20th at Chadron Community Hospital.

A Celebration of Life for Marsden “Pete” Peterson will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating. A light lunch will follow at First Baptist Church, 802 Chadron, Ave.

Marsden was born March 22, 1939 in Isanti County, Minnesota to J.B and Gladys Peterson.

After receiving his Bachelors of Education Degree in Mathematics from Michigan State University, Marsden taught four years of Middle School Mathematics in Durand, Michigan.  He married Marlys Nystrom on November 26, 1965 in Fridley, Minnesota. They moved to LaGrange, WY in 1969 where he attended Frontier School of the Bible. After graduating from Frontier in 1972, the family moved to Bemidji, Minnesota where he pastored at Northern Bible Church for three years.

January, 1976 the family returned to LaGrange, Wyoming where Marsden served on the faculty of Frontier School of the Bible.  In 1993, Marsden, Marlys, and their son, Marshall moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota to minister at Cornerstone Bible Institute. They remained in Hot Springs until their retirement in 2006 at which time they moved to Chadron, NE.

Marsden became at bonded locksmith in 1994, and he used his locksmith skills both in Hot Springs and Chadron even after retirement.  He enjoyed interacting with people and sharing the Truths of God’s Word with them.  Marsden enjoyed tinkering in engine mechanics, doing suduko puzzles, and studying God’s word. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren.

Those remaining to enjoy memories of Marsden include Marlys, his wife of 48 years, Daughter Marietta Peterson of Chadron, Son Marshall Peterson of Chadron, Daughter Marleta (Todd) Hastings of Chadron, and three granddaughters Larissa, Mikaela, and Moriah Hastings all of Chadron, Sister Marlys (Tom) Boltz of Pleasant Hill, CA, and many other close relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established to cover family expenses unless otherwise designated. Memorials can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Leonard Chubb, 64, of Crawford, passed away Saturday, November 23rd in Crawford after a battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Crawford Community Building with Pastor Lee Eads and Pastor Steve Mallery officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at the Crawford Cemetery.  
 
Leonard was born July 23, 1949 in Chadron, Nebraska to Cecil Warren Chubb and Edith Inez (Pelren) Chubb.

Leonard spent his entire life in Crawford except for a time in the Army and drilling in Wyoming. He graduated Crawford High School in 1967 then went to the Army, serving as a helicopter crew chief in Viet Nam where he served two tours. When he returned home he went into the water well drilling business with his father. He continued in the business right up to the time of his death. He was the third generation driller and trained his son Skip who now is carrying on as the fourth.

Leonard was at his best when working on and operating the steam tractor passed down from his grandfather. He enjoyed attending steam shows throughout the country. Many of these he went to on his Harley which was another of his joys. He owned several in his life and rode many miles, one time going as far as Alaska.

Leonard married Becky Hamaker on October 8th, 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Edith.

Survivors include his wife Becky. Children - Skip (Mandy) of Crawford, Jody (Chase) Motz of Casper, WY, Brad (Amanda) of Imperial, NE; four Grandchildren, Jade, Braxton, Adler, and Campbell; Sister, Jewell (Mike) Hissam of Douglas, WY; Brother, Bob (Jen) of Lander WY; Sister, Peggy Chubb of Sunnyvale CA.

Leonard will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His passing is a great loss.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.


Roland Eugene  "Gene" Nixon, 83, Chadron, NE, passed away on November 18, 2013 at the Chadron Community Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Reverend Mark Crist officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

He was born on December 2, 1929 at the Chadron Community Hospital to John Robert Nixon and Bessie Ellen (Daily) Nixon.  Gene graduated from Chadron High School in 1947.

Gene married his high school sweetheart Xenile Maxine Wineteer on December 19, 1949 and they had been married for 63 years. 

Gene and Xenile had six children, Michael Eugene, Eric Eugene, Dave Eugene, Gloria Gay, Mary Maxine, and Billie Irene. 

Gene ranched and farmed; raised Red Angus cattle and Registered Quarter Horses.  He also worked for Bamford Plumbing installing fire prevention sprinkler systems.

He was preceded in death by his son Michael; two granddaughters Brenna Christine and Laci Nichole; his parents and his wife’s parents Howard Curtis Wineteer and Ada May (Davis) Wineteer; brother-in laws Robert Wineteer and Larry Treadwell; Sisters Rita Treadwell and Twyla Mae Baxter; Brother Douglas; sister-in-law Leona Wineteer.

He left behind wife, Xenile; children Eric (Nancy), Dave, Gloria Sweeney, Maxine (Tom) Golka and Billie (Weyland Schink); 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; brother David (Jenny); Brothers-in-law Gil Baxter, Curt Wineteer; Sister-in-law, Betty (Jack) Holwell; with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Judith McQuiston, 69,  formerly  of Gordon, NE, died Novemer 19, 2013, at the Good Smaritan Health Care Center, Alliance, NE.

Memorial Services for Judith   will be held Saturday Nov.23, 2013, 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, Gordon,  NE.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sandra Standing Bear, 45, Pine Ridge, SD, passed away November 19, 2013 in
Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Sons:  Clifford Black Elk of Las Vegas, NV and Michael Standing Bear of Rapid City, SD; Daughter:  Sadie Black Elk of Alaska; Brothers:  Donald Standing Bear of Rapid City, SD, Leroy Standing Bear of Sioux Falls, SD, Myron Standing Bear of San Francisco, CA, and Douglas Standing Bear of Porcupine, SD; Sister:  Susan Standing Bear of Pine Ridge, SD; and Numerous Grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Wolf Guts and Elaine Standing Bear; daughter, Katie Black Elk; and sister, Lou Standing Bear.

One night wake service will start at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD.  Burial Service to follow at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Wanblee, SD, with Father Rick Abert, S.J., officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Mervin Richards, 86, Denver, CO (formerly Martin, SD), passed away November 19, 2013 in  Denver, CO.

Survivors include: Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Mervin was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Martha Richards; sister, Annie Richards; and brothers, Adolph Richards, Steven Richards, Isadore Richards, and Delmar Richards.

Two night wake service will start at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD; Funeral Service will be at 9:00 AM, Monday, November 25, 2013 at the LaCreek CAP office in Martin, SD.   Burial Service will be at 2:30 PM, Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD with Rev. Craig West officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Alan Lee “Pat” Holmgren, 87, of Crawford, Nebraska, passed away on November 18, 2013 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Crawford Community Building with Pastor Matt Parker officiating.  Burial will be at the Crawford Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337. Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.


Paul Roy Thunder Horse, 74, Wounded Knee, SD, passed away  November 18, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Sons: Frank Thunder Horse of Wounded Knee, SD and Gilbert Thunder Horse of Wounded Knee, SD; Daughters: Jo Ann LaMont of Wounded Knee, SD, Paulette Thunder Horse of Rapid City, SD and Tammy Thunder Horse of Sioux Falls, SD; Brother: Robert Thunder Horse of Wounded Knee, SD; Sister: Rosalie Thundert Horse of Wounded Knee, SD; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Thunder Horse Sr. and Mary (Bad Bear) Thunder Horse.

Two night wake service will start at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Messiah Church in Wounded Knee, SD. Funeral Service will be at  9:00 AM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Messiah Church in Wounded Knee, SD.  Burial at1:30 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD, with
Reverend Harold Eagle Bull officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Richard Mathis, 69, of Chadron, NE, passed away on Nov. 13, 2013 in Peoria, AZ.

Funeral services  will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Reverend Mark Crist officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.   

Survivors include: Son:  Loren (Wendy) Mathis of Phoenix, Grandchildren Lex and Leila Mathis;  Arizona; Daughter:  Ambie (Ruben) Perez of Phoenix, Arizona; Brothers:  Jerry (Mary) Mathis of Fort Wayne, IN; Randy (Lynn) Mathis of Chadron, NE; Sisters:  Sandy Schommer of Brainard, NE; Gae (Denny) Selting of Hermosa, SD; Mother:  Sidone Mathis of Chadron, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Dean Krueger, 83, of Hay Springs, passed away on November 17, 2013 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Fred Andersen officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs. 

Donald Dean Krueger was born on April 12, 1930 to Ervin and Wilma (Waldron) Krueger in Hay Springs, Nebraska. 

Dean attended school at District 60 through the 8th grade and the attended Hay Springs High School, graduating in 1947.  On June 6, 1951 he married Clara Mae Talbot.  To this union, two children were born; Bruce in 1954 and Tamara in 1958.

Dean was drafted into the Army on January 30, 1952.  He was stationed in Germany for 17 months during the Korean era.  He was honorably discharged on January 6, 1954.  Dean then began farming and worked on his own until going to work for Charlie Gaswick at the Gamble store from 1956 to 1957.  He lived on the Luneberg farm from 1957 to 1958.  Dean then decided to attend college in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado School of Trade for gunsmithing. 

Upon returning from school, Dean opened a gun shop in Crawford, Nebraska.  He operated it until going to work for the Cornhusker State Telephone Company in 1961.  He worked for the telephone company until retiring in 1981. 

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; Wife, Clara Mae and Brother Dwayne.

His survivors include son, Bruce Krueger of Jackson, Nebraska; Daughter, Tamara Watson of Lincoln, Nebraska; Sister, Mardell Piper of Crawford, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren and three great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Marion Frances Halsey-Eagle, 59, of Boulder, Colo., passed away Nov 12, 2013.

Survivors include: Daughters: Bernadette Eagle of St. Paul, MN, Tamara Eagle of Longmont, CO, and Julia Halsey of Boulder, CO; Brother: Nick Halsey of Albuquerque, NM; Sister: Rosemary Halsey of Golden, CO and Theresa Halsey of Boulder, CO; Grandchildren: 9; and one Great Grandchild.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Eloise (Williams) Halsey and her brothers, Thomas and Elliott Halsey
One night wake service will start at 12:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial Service will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with  Fr. Peter Klink S.J. and Mr. Charles Mc Gaa officiating.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Ben Schrader, 97, of Gordon, NE, died Novemer 14, 2013, at his home.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Nov.19, 2013, 10:00 AM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Gordon,  NE.

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, from 5 to 7 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon American Legion Post #34 and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Marion Frances Halsey-Eagle, 59, of Boulder, Colo., passed away Nov 12, 2013.

Survivors include: Daughters: Bernadette Eagle of St. Paul, MN, Tamara Eagle of Longmont, CO, and Julia Halsey of Boulder, CO; Brother: Nick Halsey of Albuquerque, NM; Sister: Rosemary Halsey of Golden, CO and Theresa Halsey of Boulder, CO; Grandchildren: 9; and one Great Grandchild.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Eloise (Williams) Halsey and her brothers, Thomas and Elliott Halsey

One night wake service will start at 12:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial Service will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD, with  Fr. Peter Klink S.J. and Mr. Charles Mc Gaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD



Eugene “Sam” Casey Red Shirt, 54, of Porcupine, SD, passed away Nov. 9, 2013 in Pine Ridge.

Survivors include: Wife:  Georgette Red Shirt of Porcupine, SD;
Sons:  Thomas Red Shirt and Lawrence Red Shirt both of Porcupine, SD and Eugene Red Shirt, Jr. of North Carolina; Daughter:  Winnie Red Shirt of Porcupine, SD;
Sisters:  Pansy Hawk Wing of Rapid City, SD and Delphine W. Red Shirt of Palo Alto, CA; and four grandchildren.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Seth and Winnie (White Face) Red Shirt; daughter, Delphine Red Shirt; brothers, Larry Red Shirt and Virgil Hawk Wing, Sr.; and sisters, Nancy Standing Bear, Jessie Red Shirt, Rita Red Shirt, and Darlene Apodaca

My family meant everything to me.  First, my mom, dad, brothers, and sisters; I loved them all.  Then came my own family, my wife, my sons, and my daughter, then my grandchildren.  But surrounding us were all our relatives, nieces and nephews.  All of my great-nieces and great-nephews, and all the tokojas.  I remember all their names, in death, I will carry their memory to the Lakota Heaven.  I have put them all in my heart.  My way was hard, now in peace I go home to my relatives.

One night wake service will start at 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Father Bill Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD.  Funeral Service will be at  8:30 AM, Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Father Bill Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD.  Burial Service at  St. Julia’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD, with  Rev. Craig West officiating.


Irene (Longacre) McKillip, 57,  of Hay Springs, NE, passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 in Chadron.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Alliance Berean Church with Pastor Greg Carter officiating.  Burial will be at the Whitman Cemetery in Whitman, Nebraska at approximately 12:30 PM.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Naca Adolph Bull Bear, 80, Kyle, SD, died November 7, 2013 in Kyle.

Survivors include: Sons:  Charlie (Marla) Bull Bear of Bone Steel, SD, Ted Bull Bear of Cheyenne, WY, Patrick Bull Bear of Gregory, SD, and Meltino (Mel Hawkins) of Kyle, SD; Daughters:  Devonna Bull Bear of Wall, SD, Madonna Bull Bear of Sioux Falls, SD, and Roberta Oldman and Rudolph Bull Bear both of St. Stephens, WY; Sisters:  Linda (Bull Bear) Broken Nose of Oglala, SD and Arlene Bull Bear of Kyle, SD; 18 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren.

Adolph was preceded in death by his children, Marvaleen Bull Bear and Royal (Rawhide) Bull Bear; and parents, Royal and Eva (Good Crow) Bull Bear; siblings, Peter (Buzzy) Bull Bear, Timothy Bull Bear, Verine Clifford, and Raymond (Vance) Bull Bear

This is a humble tribute to a great man, brother, father, grandfather, and great-great grandfather.  The great grandson of great leaders and chiefs who passed into the Spirit World and left behind a legacy of visions, dreams, and realities.

Adolph Bull Bear was born to Royal Bull Bear, son of Peter Bull Bear and Edith Lone Bull of Owl Creek.  Royal married into Big Foot Minneconjou ban Eva Good Crow whose mother is Frances White Lance daughter of Daniel White Lance and Julie Yellow Thunder.  Great grandpa Daniel White Lance was the second eldest son of Horned Cloud (Mahpiya Hehun) and younger brother to Dewey Beard.

A two night wake service starting from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Bull Bear Residence in Kyle, SD with the wake starting at 3:30 PM at the Little Wound School in Kyle, SD on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Little Wound School in Kyle, SD.  Burial Service to follow at St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle, SD with   Rev. Cordelia Red Owl and Pastor Stanley Hollow Horn officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by  Mr. Richard Broken Nose, Mr. Jerome LeBeau, and Mr. Wilmer Mesteth.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


John A Melton, 61, Chadron, NE, passed away on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.
A funeral service  will be held on Wednesday November 13, 2013 at 10:00am at St Patrick’s Church with Father Tim Stoner officiating.  A vigil will be Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00pm at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Chadron.

John Albert Melton was born on May 1, 1952 to Eugene Albert & Dolores Anne (Cassedy) Melton in Chadron, Nebraska.  John passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 10, 2013. His entire life was spent in the Chadron area. He attended 13 years of school at Assumption Academy and graduated in 1970. During his high school years he loved his sports playing both football & basketball. After graduation he attended Chadron State College. He inherited his dad’s talent for wrenching and did this work all his life. He loved to fish and always had a good fish story to tell.

John was a great Husker fan and many times we were pulling him out from under a table during a frustrating game. We always had fun teasing him about his Pittsburgh Steelers. John could have written a book about the life of his dog, Ralph. Ralph took him on many an adventure.

Survived by his son Jason Melton Stowell, brothers Bill & Arnie Melton, sisters Marg & her husband Tom Morava, Mary and her husband Earl Zeeb & Jeanie Melton; Mother Dolores Melton Bieber; Many wonderful cousins, nieces & nephews.

His is preceded in death by his father Eugene Albert Melton and Brother Leonard Ernest Melton.

If you don’t know it already, ask the family about John’s favorite joke.

The family suggests memorials to the Circle of Light at Chadron Community Hospital.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Richard “Rico” James Ashley, Sr. , 38, Wanblee, SD, died Nov 6, 2013 in Wanblee.

Survivors include: Mother:  Frances (Sitting Up) Ashley of Wanblee, SD; Sisters:  Ella Rae Sitting Up, Stephana Standing Bear, Leslie Ashley, Charity Ashley, and Shauncina Ashley all of Wanblee, SD and Claudette Long Soldier of Rapid City, SD; Brothers:  Melferd Ashley, Jr. and Shaun Ashley both of Wanblee, SD
Children:  Richard Ashley, Jr., Damius “Mesu” Spotted Elk, Lareese Spotted Elk, and Jacina Spotted Elk all of Wanblee, SD; Numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Melferd Ashley; and grandparents, Everett and Minnie (Little Chief) Ashley, and Ben & Gertie (Breast) Sitting Up.

Two night wake service with the first night starting at 1:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Ashley Residence House 201 in Wanblee, SD and the second night starting at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD. Funeral Service will be held at  11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD. Burial will be at Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery, Wanblee, SD, with
Fr. Rick Abert, S.J. and Deacon Gerald Bush officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Chelsea Lynn Marshall, 16, Allen, SD, passed away on Nov 6, 2013 in Martin, SD.

Survivors include: Father:  Joel Marshall, Jr. of Rosebud, SD;
Brothers:  Chance Walking Eagle and Harley Walking Eagle both of Rosebud, SD and Joel Marshall III and Chester Marshall both of Kyle, SD; Sisters:  Lucinda Ann Marshall, Arvella Marshall, and Isabel Marshall all of Wanblee, SD, Norma Leroy of Rosebud, SD, and Ladeanne Marshall of Kyle, SD.

Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD
Funeral Service:  2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Allen CAP Office in Allen, SD, with  Burial at  St. John of the Cross Cemetery, Allen, SD
with Rev. Craig West and Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Vienna Bad Milk, 83, Manderson, SD, passed away on Nov 6, 2013 in Manderson.

Survivors include:
Step-Sons: Howard Bad Milk of Pine Ridge, SD and Richard Bad Milk of St. Francis, SD; Brothers:  Gansler Janis of Pine Ridge, SD and Richard (Arlene) Janis of Rapid City, SD; Sisters:  Ramona Long of Pine Ridge, SD and Zona Tomsha of Auburn, WA; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Vienna was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Zona (Hawk Wing) Janis; spouse, Charles Bad Milk; son, Delbert Bad Milk; brothers, Godfrey Janis, Carl “Buzzy” Janis, Henry “Bugs” Janis, Greeley Janis, Nicholas Janis, Harvey Janis, and Garfield Janis; sisters, Cecelia Janis, Clara Janis, and Tillie Janis.

One night wake service will start at 3:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Manderson, SD. Funeral Servicewill be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD.  Burial Service will follow at Bad Milk Family Cemetery, Manderson, SD with  Mr. Charles McGaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


M.  Kay Bull Bear, 43, Kyle, SD, passed away Nov. 4, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include:Mother:  Andrea Reddest of Lost Dog Creek; Daughter:  Charlyn Bull Bear of Interior, SD; Son:  Enoch Cuny of Wall, SD;
Sisters:  Devona Bull Bear of Wall, SD and Madonna Bull Bear of Kyle, SD;
Brother:  Tino Bull Bear of Kyle, SD; Special Friend and Daughter:  Pauli and Tacie Osterburg; Numerous uncles aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Kay was preceded in death by her father, Adolph Bull Bear; Hunka Mother,  Bertha Kills In Water, and brothers, Eldon Ray Marshall, Jr. and Royal Gene Bull Bear
One night wake service will start at 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at St. Henry’s Catholic Hall in Potato Creek, SD. Funeral Service will be held at  10:00 AM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at St. Henry’s Catholic Hall in Potato Creek, SD, with burial to follow at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Potato Creek, SD, with
Rev. Cordelia Red Owl officiating.  Traditional Lakota Servicewill be provided by  Mr. Richard Broken Nose.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Goldie I. Larsen, 86,  of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away on November 6, 2013 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 6:00 to 6:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Reverend Mark Crist officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. 
 
A memorial has been established for the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Cancer Society.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Nathaniel Mason Hartnek-Glenn, 11 Months, Wanblee, SD, passed away on Nov. 4, 2013.

Survivors include: Parents:  Simon Glenn and Stephanee Hartnek both of Wanblee, SD; Grandparents:  Kathy Glenn and Verlon LeBeaux of Wanblee, SD, John Hartnek of Rapid City, SD, Amanda Hartnek-Dyk of Rapid City, SD, Keith Dyk of Rapid City, SD, Steve Harrison of Grand Junction, CO, Shirley & Harold Harrison of Grand Junction, CO, and Ken & Donna Dyk of Gillette, WY;Great Grandparents:  Sherrie Hartnek and Denny Soul of Rapid City, SD;Uncles:  Austin Hartnek and Justin Dyk of Rapid City, SD, James Glenn of Wanblee, SD, and David Hawk Wing of Sioux Falls, SD;Aunts:  Betty Merrival and Delores Merrival of Pine Ridge, SD, Patricia Merrival of Sioux Falls, SD, Amber Merrival-Rogers and Lisa Hawk Wing of Wanblee, SD.

Releasing of the Spirit services will be from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the 7th Day Adventist Church in Rapid City, SD on Thursday, November 7, 2013 with a one night wake service beginning at 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD, with burial at Quiver Family Cemetery, 7-Mile Corner, Wanblee, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Richard Moves Camp.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


LEAH MARIE HYMEN,  42, Chadron, NE,  passed away Nov. 4, 2013 in Chadron.

A funeral mass will be held a Friday November 8 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Tim Stoner officiating.  Internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  A vigil will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s.

Leah Marie Hymen was born on September 26, 1971 in St. George, Utah and entered into heaven November 4, 2013 in Chadron, Nebraska.  Leah was raised in Lancaster, CA and has lived in Phoenix, AZ, Morrill, NE and Chadron, NE, which she dearly loved.

Those remaining on earth include her loving children, son Colin and daughters
Casaundra and Carah and stepchildren Crystal and Michael; parents Cheral and
Kenneth Hymen; sister and brother Wendi and Michael Nichols; sister Donna Weber,
Grandmother  Marcia, nephew Brian (Kacy), nieces Mandie (Julian), and Mindy, aunts Margaret (Bob) Kathy, Uncle John (Earlene), grand niece Sophie, close friends Trica, Sandy and Dale and many cousins and second cousins.

Leah is now with her oldest son Sean David, nephew Stephen-Michael, great grandparents Frank and Wanda King, Adrian and Marie Hymen, Uncle Gary
and cousin Kevin.

Leah helped others by serving as a Parent Partner, she loved to rescue
cats and to serve those in need.  We will all remember her pretty smile and her fun laugh. We love you Leah, God Bless.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Pets or the SIDS Foundation.
Send donations to Chamberlain Chapel, P. O. Box 970 Chadron, NE 69337.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Dr. Don Holst, 83, of Chadron, NE, died early Saturday, Nov. 2 at his home south of Chadron.  At his request, his body has been cremated and no services will take place.

Steven “Mahpiya Canupa” James Hall/Brave Heart, 50, of Porcupine, SD passed away on October 31, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

Survivors include: Brothers:  Pat Randall and Arthur Randall both of Porcupine, SD and Dale Poor Thunder of Rapid City, SD; Sisters:  Kathy Randall and Agnes Westover both of Porcupine, SD, Shirley Bear Robe and Beatrice Charging Thunder both of Oglala, SD, and Roberta Twiss of Rapid City, SD.

One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Manderson, SD.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall, Manderson, SD.
Burial will be at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Rockyford, SD, with
Rev. Craig West  officiating, with Traditional Lakota Services by  Mr. Richard Broken Nose.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Susie Kay Chief Bear, 54, of Scottsbluff, NE, passed away on November 2, 2013 in
Gering, NE.

Survivors include: Son:  Trevor (Nicole) Chief Bear of Lincoln, NE; Brothers:  William Chief Bear and Joe Chief Bear both of Hisle, SD; Grandchildren:  Akielah Chief Bear of Lincon, NE and Mariah Chief Bear of Scottsbluff, NE; Aunt  Caroline Hunter of Kyle, SD; and Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mercy (High Pipe) Chief Bear; grandmother, VIna Chief Bear; brothers, John Whipple and Roger LaPoint; and grandson, David Whipple

One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP office in Wanblee, SD.  Burial will be at Chief Bear Family Cemetery, Hisle, SD.  Officiating will be  Rev. Don Mink, Rev. Cordelia Red Owl, Rev. Lyle Noisy Hawk, and Mr. Joe Brown Thunder.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Lexis Rose Rogers, Stillborn(4 mos), Pine Ridge, SD, died Oct 22, 2013 at Pine Ridge.

Survivors include: Father:  David J Rogers of Oglala, SD; Mother: Stella M Richards of Oglala, SD; Sister:  Sadie Rogers of Oglala, SD; Grandparents:  Penny Rogers and Jim Rogers Sr. of Oglala, SD and Jeanette Richards and Daniel Janis of Pine Ridge, SD; Great Grandparents: Eunice and Norman Rogers Sr. of Wanblee, SD and Betsy and Arlen Janis of Pine Ridge, SD;
Numerous grandparents, uncle, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be at  10:00 AM, Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with Traditional Lakota Services by Mr. Samuel Moves Camp.  Burial will be at Our Lady of the Sioux, Oglala, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

James F. “Bill” Ehrman, 89, of Hay Springs, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Chadron Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Cremation took place in Rapid City, South Dakota.  A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 4, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs with Fathers Joseph Joseph and Tim Stoner officiating. 

Bill was born on March 11, 1924 in Gering, Nebraska to William and Lola Ehrman.  He was raised on the family farm near Gering, and graduated from Melbeta High School in 1942.  He attended Scotts Bluff Junior College, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, proudly serving during World War II in Japan and the Philippines.  He married Frances Murphy on November 27, 1947, in Mitchell, Nebraska.  They moved to Mirage Flats in 1949 and began farming one of the original units of the Mirage Flats Irrigation District.  Bill spent over 50 successful years farming on Mirage Flats and retired as the last active farmer of those who originally settled the District.

He had a lifelong passion for riding motorcycles and spent many happy hours riding with his friends and family.  He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his five children, Kathie Johnson and her husband Erik of Billings, Montana; Cecelia Hagerman and her husband Ed of Scottsbluff; Bill Ehrman and his wife Sherry of Hay Springs; James Ehrman and his wife Irena of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; and Dick Ehrman and his wife Merri of Lincoln.  Grandchildren include Josh Johnson, Katrina Johnson, Mandy Hagerman McKay, Ryan Hagerman, Cody Ehrman, Carlyn Ehrman, Jimmy Ehrman, Phil Ehrman, and Will Ehrman.  He is also survived by his sister, Marthabelle “Tad” Schuemaker of Gering. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, parents, sister, and brother.

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance fund. 

Chamberlain-Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements, and donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to them at P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347.  Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.


Wilbur Winchester, 75, Rushville, NE,   died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his home in Rushville. Memorial services will be held Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, 10:00 AM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon,  NE.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Cora M. Aspinall, 90,  formerly of Rushville, NE,   died October 26, 2013  at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, Hay Springs, NE.  Funeral services will be held
Friday Nov. 1, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Morse Memorial United Methodist Church in Rushville,  NE. Burial will be held in the Hay Springs Cemetery, Hay Springs, NE

Visitation service will be held Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:00 pm at the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Morse Memorial Methodist Church, Parkview Lodge Assisted Living or the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com


Good Buffalo Twins, premature infants, Pine Ridge, SD, miscarried on
September 20, 2013 at Pine Ridge, SD.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oglala, SD with Madeline Terry officiating.

Survivors include: Parents: Brian Good Buffalo of Oglala, SD and Sarah Adams of Pine Ridge, SD; Brother: Briley Adams of Pine Ridge, SD; Sisters: Jashaun St. John, Sienna Night, and Beau Maria Good Buffalo all of Pine Ridge, SD; Grandparents: Benedict Good Buffalo and Ingrid One Feather both of Oglala, SD, and Leon Adams and Lillian Bear Runner both of Pine Ridge, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.


Nathan B. Moose, Sr., 54, Kamiah, I.D., passed away on October 17, 2013 in Idaho. He was a US Marine Veteran.

A two night wake service will start at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Native American Church in Evergreen, SD.
Funeral Service will be at  10:00 AM, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Native American Church in Evergreen, SD, with burial to follow at Native American Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD with  Rev. Emerson Spider, Jr. and Mr. Tim Bursch officiating.

Survivors include: his wife, Jean Anne Moose; sons, Billy Moose, Jay (Chrystal) Moose, Marc (Lisa) Moose, Charles Moose; daughter, Eeyah (Nathalie) Moose; grandchildren, Aidon, Alexander, Jessica; sister, Venus of Washington; nieces, Hailie, Debbie, Leah; nephews, Nate & Perry; his Cross Family, brothers, Jerry, Tubby, Calvin, Dana, Eric, Michael, Bear, Curtis White Crane; sisters, Candy, Norma, Tammy, Verna, Michelle, Cherie; Verola & Beulah, who spoiled him and took special care of him and whom he loved dearly; and his godmother, Velma Kills Back.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Sitting Eagle; grandfather, Jake High Hawk; grandmother, Mary Moose; Vernal and Darlene Cross; youngest brother, Bundee Cross; and sisters, Phyllis and Marcella.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.


Georgianna Brave, age 74 of Oglala, SD, passed away on October 20, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Services are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.  Online condolences can be left at www.siouxfuneralhome.com

Alva Looks Twice, age 66, of Manderson, SD, passed away on October 19, 2013 in Manderson, SD. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

A two-night Wake Services will begin at 3:30 PM, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Hall in Manderson, SD. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Manderson, SD.  Burial will follow at  Looks Twice Family Cemetery, White Horse Creek, Manderson, SD, with Fr. Peter Klink S.J. officiating.

Survivors include: Sons:  Leroy Looks Twice Jr., Gordon Looks Twice Sr., Richard Looks Twice, Alexander Looks Twice Sr., all of White Horse Creek, SD; Daughter:  Louise Desersa of White Horse Creek, SD; Sisters:  Celean Black Tail Deer of Yankton, SD and Florence Black Tail Deer of Pine Ridge, SD, Brothers:  Moses Black Tail Deer of Rapid City, SD and James Black Tail Deer of Redfield, SD;
17 Grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alva was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Looks Twice Sr., her parents, Thomas Black Tail Deer Sr., Louisa (Flying Hawk) Black Tail Deer, her son Calvin Looks Twice, her sister Jane Black Tail Deer and a brother Alexander Black Tail Deer



John D. Paulsen, 85 of Crawford, Nebraska passed away on October 10, 2013 at the Chadron Community Hospital. His wife of 60 years, Betty Lou (Kaiser) Paulsen, was by his side.  A memorial service for John Paulsen of Crawford will be held on October 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Crawford United Methodist Church with Reverend George Kilmer officiating.

John was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Loup City, Neb., to Hedevig Kristine (Jensen) and John Rosinius Paulsen, a farmer and bricklayer.

He graduated from Loup City High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from Feb. 7, 1951, to Jan. 23, 1953, after which he transferred to the Army Reserve. He was honorably discharged in April 1957.

He helped keep the lights on for Nebraska residents from 1947 to 1989 as an employee of the Nebraska Public Power District. He began in Loup City as a groundman, and was promoted through lineman and first-class serviceman to local superintendent in Scotia in 1961. He served in that same capacity in Minatare and Crawford before being named local manager in Crawford, Rushville and again in Crawford.

John was skilled with his hands. His wood-carved caricatures are well-known in Crawford and elsewhere, and he could fix just about anything. After his NPPD retirement, he worked for a local hardware store and electrician, took part in beet harvests, drove Jeep tours at Fort Robinson and spent several summers with Betty at Custer State Park in South Dakota, where he worked on the carpentry crew.

He was deeply involved in community activities such as the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Church, choir, Crawford Community Players and the Volunteer Fire Department.

He and Betty were married Sept. 20, 1953, in Loup City.

He is survived by Betty, of Crawford; children Mark Jon Paulsen of Bayard, Lori Jean (Paul) Sauser of Rapid City, Jeri Lynn (Keith) Youngs of Ogallala, and Barbra Jo Paulsen of Grand Island; former daughter-in-law Kay Paulsen of Lincoln; grandchildren Erik (Megan) Paulsen, Adam (Kristen) Paulsen, Anna (Kevin) Schuh, Will Sauser, Drew (Nate) Krizek and Blair Youngs; great-grandchildren Sage Heather Paulsen and Lennon James Paulsen; and niece Norma (Richard) Weaver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters, Anna Irene Paulsen and Faye Gerda Paulsen Bensen.

Most important to John was his relationship with God through Jesus. He spent much of his life studying the Bible and serving others.

Madeline Grote, 86,  of Harrison, NE, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sioux County High School in Harrison, Nebraska with Pastor Gregory Sonnenschein of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Harrison, Nebraska officiating.  Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.


Yvette Joann Little, age 54, Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away on Oct 14, 2013 in Pine Ridge.
Survivors include: Sons:  Jubal Rattler, Sylas Rattler, and Bach Rattler all of Oklahoma; Daughter:  Sharon Raleigh Rattler of Oklahoma; Brother:  Charles Wheeler of Flagstaff, AZ; Sisters:  Madonna Scott of Aurora, CO, Rosebud Scott of Rapid City, SD, Ruby Wheeler of Rapid City, SD, and Garnette Wheeler of Los Angeles, CA; Common Law Husband:  Dale Pourier of Pine Ridge, SD; Numerous relatives and grandchildren.

Yvette was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Myrna (Catches) Little.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral Services will be held on   10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.  Burial will follow at the Catches Family Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD with
Mr. Charles Mcgaa officiating. Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Larry Hollers, age 74, of Chadron, NE, passed away on October 16, 2013 at the Chadron Community Hospital.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Ridgeview Bible Church in Chadron with Pastor Mike Johnson officiating.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Memorials are suggested to the organization of the donor’s choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.



Lois M. Earl, 84, of Chadron, NE,  passed away on October 14, 2013 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs. Services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating.  Burial will be at Beaver Valley Cemetery.

Lois Marie Earl was born in Roanoke, Virginia on August 25, 1929. Her mother and father separated when Lois was very young, her mother Viola took Lois and traveled to wherever she could find work. Lois remembers her mother doing a lot of dishes and peeling bushels of potatoes to make a living—a tough life for a single mom and young daughter in the 30’s.

When Lois was about 12 years old, Viola married Ennis Pennington in Kansas. Ennis became a father to Lois. He already had five children, so Lois gained many step relatives. Lois and Lloyd Earl were married in Gregory, South Dakota in August of 1969. They lived in Pierre, South Dakota for a couple of years while Lloyd worked for the Dustex Company which was a rental service of dust mops and door-mats for businesses. In 1971 they moved to Rapid City continuing to work for Dustex. Following Lloyd’s Mother’s death, Lloyd and Lois moved to Chadron in 1975 to care for Lloyd’s father. Lloyd states that Lois was fantastic in her care for his father. When Lloyd’s father passed away 10 years later, they remained living in Chadron where they had become active in the First Baptist Church during the years Truman Sproles was the pastor.
Lois has lived at Pioneer Manor since March of 2006. She loves to “toodle” up and down the halls in her wheelchair and is especially pleased when she’s given a hug or smooch on the cheek. Lloyd and his dog Daisy come to visit weekly.

A memorial has been established for the Alzheimers Association  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.


Frieda Yellow Hair,  71 of Rapid City, SD, passed away on October 11, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.  Funeral services are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. 


Carmel Louise Cuny, 67, of Porcupine, passed away October 10, 2013 in Rapid City, S.D.

Survivors:Husband: Peter Mesteth of Porcupine, SD; Sons:  Edward Peltier of Porcupine, SD, Sean Means of Wounded Knee, SD; Sisters: Sharon Martin and Caroline Cuny of Porcupine, SD, Lillian Cuny and Jacquie Arpan of Rapid City, SD, Madonna Cuny of Pine Ridge, SD, and Connie Holiday of Dante, SD; Brother: Ted Cuny of Porcupine, SD; Grand-daughters: 2; Grand-sons: 2; Great Grandchildren: 5; and Numerous Nephews and Nieces.

Carmel was preceded in death by her parents; Ted and Margaret (Tuttle) Cuny, Her sisters Celeste and Rosie Cuny.

One night wake service will start at 2:00 PM, October 16, 2013 at the Porcupine School in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Service will be held at  11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Porcupine School in Porcupine, SD. Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine, SD.  Deacon Gerald Bush will be officiating. Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Jo Ann (Webster) Hagman Schaeffer, 84, of Chadron, passed away Sunday, October 13, at home with her family. 
Memorial services will be on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery with a reception to follow at Jo Ann’s home at 827 Bordeaux Street.
            
She was born August 1, 1929 in Chadron to parents Joseph V & Aouida K Webster.  Her siblings include a brother Morris E. and a sister Neyl Janice.  Jo Ann attended Chadron Prep school and graduated from CSC in 1971.

On November 14, 1948, she married Walter E Hagman of Oglala SD.  They had 5 children; Fred & Jolene (Tate & Teneyl) of Chadron; Sam & Sami (Daniel) of California; Debbie & Greg (Amelia) of Oklahoma; Gus & Tammi (Luke & Rachel) of Oklahoma; Julie (Calie) of Arizona.

In December of 1970, Jo Ann married Jack F. Schaeffer of Chadron.  Her family grew to include Jack’s daughter Diana & Roger (Chris) of Washington and Carla deceased (Sarah).

Jo Ann is also survived by eight great grandchildren.

She enjoyed her friends, flower garden, music, art, remembrance of her ranch life, and traveling with her 2nd husband Jack.  She worked for George Grosh at Chuck Wagon and Jerry Baker’s accounting office.

The family suggests memorials to the 1st Congregational United Church of for the landscaping fund for Wilson Park.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, Po Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Diane Ruth Cover, 65, of Hay Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.Memorial services for Diane Cover of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs with Father Tim Stoner officiating.  A rosary will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM at St. Columbkille.

She was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Clarence and Gertrude (Nedolast) Kimmel. She grew up in New Washington, Ohio, with her parents and 13 siblings, graduating from high school there.

She married Charles “Chuck” R. Cover on Nov. 6, 1965, and remained in Ohio for a few years. Their two sons, Brad and Brett, were born there. Wishing to experience other parts of the country, they spent time in Nebraska and Montana before returning to Ohio where their daughter, Azure, was born.

In 1977 the family moved to Hay Springs, where Diane kept busy with Cub Scouts and the Altar Society at St. Columbkille Catholic Church and taking care of her children and grandchildren, cooking and becoming everyone’s favorite pie baker. She began working at the Hawk’s Roost restaurant in 1985 and eventually ran the business herself from 1987-91.

In 1991 the time seemed right to move on, and she spent several years cooking at the Hay Springs school system followed by five years as a cook at Pioneer Manor until she began to have health problems and decided to retire.

Diane was a kind, sweet and good lady who cherished her husband and family and her church.

She is survived by her children, Brad (Amy) Cover of Alliance, Brett (Marie) Cover of Crawford, Azure (Jeff) Summers of Rapid City, South Dakota, her grandchildren, Chasidy (Taylor) Christensen of Crawford, Mason Cover of Rapid City, Chris, Zach, Nicole and Kalyn Cover of Crawford, Emily, Hailey and Cora Summers of Rapid City, and one great granddaughter, Alyscia Christensen of Crawford.
She is also survived by her siblings, Larry (Mary) Kimmel, Kenny (Carol “Jo”) Kimmel, David (Elaine) Kimmel, Linda (Ron) Wentz, Pete Kimmel, Carleen (Gary) Solze, Ben (Becki) Kimmel, Debra (Lon) Kinn, and Steve Kimmel, all of Ohio.
She was preceded in death by:  her husband, Chuck; her parents; three sisters, Mary Ann Hosey, Anna Niedermier, Patricia Kimmel; and one brother, Daniel Kimmel.
It was Diane’s wish that memorials go to brain cancer research. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE  69347.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Mike Martin, age 60, of Chadron, NE, passed away on October 16, 2013 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Inurnment with Military Honors will be at the Alliance Veteran’s Cemetery at approximately 3:15 PM.
                                                                                                   
Mike was born on January 2, 1953 in Valley City, North Dakota. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. 

Mike is survived by his children, Robert (Brianna) Martin of Casper, Wyoming; Michael Martin of Chadron, Nebraska; Dormalee Martin of Eagle Butte, South Dakota; Rhiannon Bagneschi, Kimberly Martin, and Matt Niehues all of Chadron; 15 grandchildren; Mother Shirley Harding (Jay Brandt) of Chadron, Nebraska; Sisters Audrey (Thomas) Hoerler, and Becky Martin of Alliance, Nebraska, Nichole (Cameron) Pourier of Chadron, Nebraska; Brother Shawn Harding of Lincoln, Nebraska; Aunt Dorothy Stringer of Tower, City, North Dakota; Step mother Ardis Martin of Valley City, North Dakota and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mike is preceded in death by his father Fernand Martin.

A memorial has been established.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE, 69337. Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Tamera Simone Hunter, age 40, of Kyle, SD, passed away on October 11, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.

One night wake service will start at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.
Funeral Service will begin at  10:00 AM, Monday, October 21, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD.  Burial to follow at  Sidney Hunter Family Cemetery, Kyle, SD with
Father Rick Abert, S.J. officiating.

Tamera is survived by her mother, Carolyn Hunter of Kyle, SD; Sons:  Tyler Feather Earring-Hunter and Tayen Feather Earring-Hunter both of Kyle, SD; Brothers:  Ward Hunter of Pine Hill, NM and Harold Hunter of Casper, WY.

Tamera was preceded in death by her father, Sidney Hunter and son, Yamni Romero; maternal grandparents, Frank Packed and Minnie Charging Crow; paternal grandparents, Steven John Hunter and Maggie Gibbons

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

Victoria Ann Grey Fox, 70, of Porcupine, S.D., passed away on October 5, 2013 in Grand Forks, N.D.

Survivors include his Daughters:  Daneen Afraid of Hawk of Allen, S.D., Joanne Afraid of Hawk and Jean Afraid of Hawk both of Fort Totten, N.D., and Tina Afraid of Hawk of Oneida, W.I.; Brother:  Pat Afraid of Hawk of Porcupine, S.D.;  15 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Victoria Ann Grey Fox was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Lucy (Boyer) Afraid of Hawk; spouse, Raymond Grey Fox, Sr.; son, Raymond Grey Fox, Jr.; daughter, Rosemary Little Moon; and Sister, Rebecca Afraid of Hawk

A one night wake service will be held starting at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, S.D. Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD. Burial Service:  St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine, S.D. Father Peter Klink, S.J. officiating. Arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, S.D.


Stella Emma White Eyes “Wambli Ta Wapaha Win”, 41, Porcupine, S.D., passed away on October 4, 2013 in Rapid City, S.D. Stella was a Veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include: Parents:  Floyd and Beldine White Eyes of Porcupine, S.D., Special Friend:  Paul Cedar Face, III of Porcupine, S.D. Daughters:  Ashley Cedar Face and Kylie Cedar Face both of Porucpine, S.D. Son:  Casey White Eyes of Porcupine, S.D. Brother:  Anthony (Julie Richards) White Eyes of Porcupine, S.D. Sisters:  Angie (Fred Two Two) Standing Soldier of Porcupine, S.D. and Claudine (Shane Quintana) Whirlwind Horse of Allen, S.D. Grandchildren:  Bradley Cedar Face of Porcupine, S.D.

Stella was preceded in death by her grandparents, Oscar and Grace (Rock) Bear Runner, Robert White Eyes, and Velma Yellow Horse-Lame.

A two night wake service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 beginning at 2:30 PM at the Porcupine Day School in Porcupine, S.D.  Funeral Services will be held on  Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Porcupine Day School in Porcupine, S.D. with Rev. Craig West and Senior Catechist Ben Conquering Bear officiating. Traditional Lakota Services provided by  Mr. Rick Two Dogs. Burial will be at the Bear Runner Family Cemetery, Porcupine, S.D.  Arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, S.D.

Michael Paul Manning, Jr., 20, passed away on Oct 2, 2013 in Billings, MT. 

Michael is survived by his Mother, Codi Bear Don’t Walk of Kadoka, SD; Father :Michael Manning Sr. of Billings, MT; Brothers: Taylor Bear Don’t Walk of Kadoka, SD, Macklyn Two Moons of Lame Deer, MT and Zachary Manning of Billings, MT; Sisters, Daisha Garcia and Savanna Manning, Eva Manning and Emma Manning of Billings, MT.

Michael was preceded in death by his Great Grandfather Henry Jessen and his Grandmother Cindy Jessen.

Michael,
We know your time on Earth was full of pain. We all wished we could change that. None of us could precieve how deep your pain really was. Only you knew that. The day you chose to leave us, Oh! How we cried, wish we could glimpse Heaven to see you set free to Par & Sing for your King.
See you on the other side, our sweet Michael, with endless love forever.
Your Family

Visitation Services: Starting at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD. Funeral Service will be held at  3:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Wanblee CAP Office in Wanblee, SD. Burial will follow at the Wanblee Community Cemetery.  Pastor Gary McCubbin and Deacon Gerald Bush will be officiating.  Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD


Jacque Harry Norman, 89, Crawford, N.E., passed away on October 8, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs, SD. He was born on May 19, 1924 in Crawford, Nebraska.  He was the third child born to Harry and LaRue Thomas Norman.  

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, JoAnne; his son Mac (Linda) Norman of Bridgeport, Nebraska; his daughter Muffy (Bob) Gregg of Kearney, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters Mary Jo Thompson of Lusk, Wyoming; Joy Isham of Colorado Springs, CO, and Gloria Lopes of Junction City, OR; nieces, nephews, and special friends, Ed and Cheri Hildebrand of Casper, Wyoming; sister-in-laws Shirley Lindholm and Norma Norman; brother-in-law John Lopes.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, mother and father-in-law Fannie and Everette McWilliams; Brothers Tom Norman and Con Norman, and Sister Margaret Moss.

A celebration of the life for Happy Jacque Norman will be held at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  A cheerful gathering will be held following the burial at the Whitney Cemetery at the Eagles Club in Crawford.

A memorial has been established for the Whitney Methodist Church or the Donor’s Choice.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

Rhoda Cecelia Quick Bear, 84, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away on Oct. 7, 2013.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM. at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge. One night wake service will begin at 3:00 PM.  held on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at the Billy Mills Hall. Burial will follow the funeral at Sacred Heart Catholic Mission Cemetery, Pine Ridge, S.D.  Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rhoda is survived by her Sons: Edward Morrison and Ken Morrison, both of Hot Springs, S.D., and James Morrison of Pine Ridge, and other family and friends.

Rhoda is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Morrison and Nettie Short Bull; spouse, John Quick Bear; sons: Larry Morrison and Robert Ladeaux; daughter, Nila Morrison; brothers, Aloysius Morrison, Alfonzo Morrison, Roy Morrison, and Elmer Morrison; and sister, Mary Ann Morrison.


Samuel Phillip Brave “Tasunka Kokisni”, 65, passed away on October 3, 2013 in Rapid City, S.D. Services will be on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, S.D. with Pastor Eric Sutton, Pastor Leon Schwartz and Pastor Madeline Terry officiating. A two night wake service will start at 12:00 PM, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Bro. Rene Hall in Oglala, S.D. Burial will be at Brave-Good Lance Family Cemetery in Oglala, S.D. A Traditional Lakota Service will be provided by Mr. Ivis Long Visitor. Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel is survived by his Brother: Albert Brave Sr. of Oglala, S.D.; Sisters: Vera Good Lance, Anna Between Lodges and Corrine Brave of Oglala, S.D. and Veronica Janis Pine Ridge, S.D.

Samuel was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert Brave and Jeanette (Blue Horse Owner) Brave.

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