He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and always looked forward to attending the Sturgis Rally. Doug attended K in Sturgis and completed a semester at Huron College. After working as head engineer for American Potash and Chemical Corp. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, from 5: Kay was born in Sturgis, SD, on May 18, Willie enjoyed local history and was excited to help with the Harding County history books, taking a special interest in the churches and cemeteries.


In Rapid City, she met K. They married in and raised three kids in Rapid City: In addition to being a great travel planner and lover of the outdoors, Karen was an avid gardener, accomplished big game hunter, and cat fancier.

They married on June 9, She was a fighter to the very end on September 22, , and we know she will now be tending the flowers and kitties in Heaven while basking in the tunes of angelic harp. In lieu of flowers, Karen identified two charities supporting felines care.

Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood. Con attended school in Pluma, Rapid City, and Deadwood. Con graduated from Deadwood High School in It was during high school that Con met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Vikki Lungren. Con and Vikki were married in and they had their first son, Timm. Con and Vikki had their second son, Scott, during this time in Colorado.

In , Con moved his family back to Deadwood so the boys could be raised around the large extended family. Con had a great passion for his customers and customer service. This continued with Con until the very end. His love for the outdoors included hunting and working around the house. Con always had a project and prided himself on doing the job right the first time. So many other members of family meant so much to Con, including his brother, Craig Comer, numerous cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and god children.

Con considered many friends and neighbors as close as family and he cared for them deeply. The service for Conrad will be on Monday, September 24, , at Visitation for friends and family will be on Sunday, September 23, , from 5: Rick spent his growing up years mainly in Sturgis with his parents or in Vale between his maternal grandparents and his cousins. He married Betty Felion March 17, They had two children, Lorri in , and Lynn in They were married for about 8 years. He married Sally Borden July 13, They remained married until his death.

Rick enjoyed many hobbies, including horseback riding and driving, woodworking, welding, leather tooling, and shopping on e-bay. He especially enjoyed building things from scratch for family and friends. He attended Lone Tree and Dupree schools. He also was a volunteer firefighter and fire chief in Dupree and a firefighter in Sturgis.

Ray was also a Mason. She preceded her husband, Ray, in death. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 21, , at 9: Burial will follow at the Dupree Cemetery at 1: She grew up on a ranch on Haydraw and graduated from Sturgis High School. She received her teaching certificate from Black Hills Normal and taught at the rural Cottonwood school until she married Kenneth Johnson on September 11, She spent her adult life on their ranch near Vale, SD.

She loved to entertain friends and family. No matter how many extra stopped by there was always plenty of home cooked meals to share. She enjoyed gardening and she shared her produce with everyone. She loved her family and friends and was a proud hard-working ranch wife. Donna, 92, died Friday, September 14, in Sturgis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; son, Dale; parents; sister, Velma; and one brother, Albert Jr.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, from 5: Halse accepted his final orders Friday, September 14, , and reported for duty at the gates of Heaven. His mission on earth began February 23, , in Watertown, SD. His safe descent made it apparent the Lord had plans for him! While there, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Hector.

They married June 19, He served on active duty in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where his two daughters, Wendy and Becky, were born. In , Darrell left active duty and returned to operate the family grocery store until In , he joined the Marine Corps Reserves and retired in During this time, he was mobilized for the following deployments: In , Darrell became a special agent for the SD Dept. He knew what it meant to be a true follower of Jesus.

He was a leader in all facets of his life. Above all else, he valued faith, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin. A celebration service will be held Tuesday, September 25, , at Fellowship and lunch will immediately follow.

Interment, with military honors, will be held at 1: Her family later moved to Haxtun, Colorado. She graduated from Haxtun High School in In she moved to Colorado Springs, graduating from Blair Business College where she married and traveled with her first husband, Laverne Westerman and their two sons, Rick and David. In Phoebe and Woody retired to a small mountain community near Texas Creek. Phoebe Ann Wood, age 85, passed away on September 9, Services and inurnment will be in Canon City, Colorado on September 21, She graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in Michael and Debbie had three beautiful daughters, Lisa, Jessica, and Julie.

Debbie enjoyed cooking, baking, taking her daughters fishing, and camping. She was known by her friends and family as a loving and compassionate person who always wore her heart on her sleeve and was always there to help anyone in need.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held 6: He attended school in Sturgis, graduating from St. He enlisted in the U. Air Force in October He was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base for 17 months before serving at Tokyo, Japan as a warehouse specialist with the st Supply Squadron, transporting cargo between Tokyo and Guam. The family moved to Tilford, SD, in before making their home in Deadwood. He later worked for the Lead-Deadwood School District in the maintenance department and drove school bus for many years.

Realizing his passion for driving bus, Ray embarked on a long and storied career as a tour bus operator, mechanic, and guide.

After leaving the Lead-Deadwood School District, he returned to Tilford and made it his home for the past 18 years. During his many years of driving for Dakota Bus, he logged more than 2 million miles and traveled to nearly all 50 U. He was thrilled when he finally completed his state tour as he crossed Utah on a trip home from a family reunion in Washington State in He beamed with pride when sharing guest book accolades thanking him for his exceptional knowledge and customer service.

He also purchased his own buses and operated a shuttle during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally many years, before officially retiring in due to declining health. Ray enjoyed gardening and loved sharing his annual harvest with family and friends.

He will be remembered for his love and dedication to family, unwavering work ethic, generosity and willingness to help others, and his never-ending sense of humor. He made friends everywhere he went. Raymond Joseph Bachmeier, 82, died at his home in Tilford on Friday, September 7, , as the result of a fire.

Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, September 19, , at 1: Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Friends and family are invited back to the church for a luncheon after the burial.

At 18 months, Dave began his journey of military moves that started in Germany and ended in Sturgis, SD. Dave was a member of the South Dakota National Guard for 23 years, which began with Basic Training between his junior and senior year of High School and he was currently a member of the 82nd Civil Support Team. Dave attended Sturgis schools and was an active member in track and cross country. He still holds a record with the Sturgis Middle School for the two-mile run, of which his children, nieces, and nephews all have tried to break.

Dave got his Firefighting certification at age 21 and was currently Asst. Fire Chief for the Sturgis Fire Department. Dave put his heart and soul in Firefighting and was always on-scene, day or night. Dave received many awards and certifications throughout the years for his dedication to his Firefighting career and will be remembered for being there for anyone in need. Dave also leaves behind his precious farm animals including llama, Sebastian, and alpacas, peacocks, sheep, and exotic chickens.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; and a son, Mason. Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, from 1: Funeral services will be 1: He attended country school 1 mile from the farm, Butler High School, and then transferred to Webster High School to play drums and basketball. He graduated in and joined the National Guard in He enlisted in the Army and was activated in In June , he married Betty Thennis and they made their home on the family farm where together they raised the 4 Ks - Kevin, Karen, Kristine, and Kathleen.

In , they moved to California for a year because of the drought and Galand worked for Standard Oil as an Operator. Farm life called him back and in he added another profession, working for the US Postal Service in Webster.

He delivered mail for 14 years, walking 12 miles a day. He worked another 6 years as maintenance for the Post Office and then retired in He continued farming until then sold the homestead and moved to Fort Collins, CO, where he lived until moving to the nursing home in June of Galand was a lifetime member of the American Legion and served as an Honor Guard for 35 years.

His military service and the bonds of friendship he made there were very important to him. This was an incredible and very emotional experience for him. He proudly wore his Korean hat, jacket and shirt and displayed a lighted American flag outside his home year-round. Galand was a natural athlete at any sport he tried. He was on a bowling league for 30 years with a high game of and a average. He loved the sport, teaching it to as many friends and family as possible.

Fall brought out the hunter in him, especially when he had his dog, Trina, by his side. Skiing was another past-time he enjoyed and was tickled to be able to ski free at Terry Peak at the age of 70! He taught his kids and grandkids all his skills over the years and enjoyed being a bleacher coach for basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, football, and his newest love - hockey.

His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the light of his life and they loved their "Opa"and "Poopa"! He was so much a part of their lives, attending the many activities and celebrating their accomplishments. He loved music and was always requesting a tune from the grandkids. He was very artistic and loved to paint, draw, carve, and create yard art. He planted the seeds of love of life and knowledge, adventure and humor in everyone he touched.

Known to many as "Joe Foreman", Galand loved his family, his friends and neighbors and was always ready for a Crown Royal. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you and we will miss you!

Those forever grateful to share in his life include Betty - his wife of 64 years; children: Benjamin and Beckham; brother: He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen; sisters, Dorothy and Delores; and half-brother, Bud Zimmerman. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethesda Nursing Home in Webster, SD, for their kindness and compassion during Galand's stay.

Her early years were spent on several ranches throughout Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado. The family settled in Sterling, CO. Judy finished her high school education in Sterling, and then gave birth to her first daughter, Kim, on September 14, One year later, she gave birth to her son, Neil, on September 23, In November of , she met her first husband, David Gleason.

They were married on February 16, On October 10, , she gave birth to their daughter, Brandy. In , the family moved to Gillette, WY, where her dad opened his diesel repair shop.

She worked there until her dad passed away in She then cleaned houses with her sister, Vonnie, for a number of years. Judy and David divorced in , and she then met her current husband, Gary Horlick. They were married on March 15, Judy decided to stay at home to raise her stepson, Cameron. She also wanted to stay home to help her mom take care of their home, Slattery Acres. Some of Judy's favorite things included: She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She loved acting silly with her grandkids, and her great-grandson. She always lit up when her great-grandson would come to spend time with his "GG. Judy is survived by her husband, Gary; her mom, Phyllis; her children: Judy was preceded in death by her dad, Emil, in ; brother, Emil Jr. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 11, prior to the service from Funeral services will be held at 1: Burial will follow at Mt. Thomas was born on December 4, , in Deadwood, S.

Wayne passed away in Louise married Keith McKay in and Keith became the best dad a boy could ever have. He was an avid football fan, especially for the Wyoming Cowboys. He also survived by a large extended family and numerous friends. A celebration of life and reception will be held September 8, , in Sturgis, S. Memorials may be sent to the Sturgis V. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

She taught for two years in McCallsburg, IA, and then set about the serious work of raising a family and making a home wherever Bob led them on numerous moves. In addition to keeping track of and supporting her three children, she could be found giving freely of herself at a wide variety of places. As the family grew up and moved away, Marilyn became the glue that held everyone together through a constant stream of phone calls, letters, and large packets of newspaper articles on the local happenings in and around Sturgis.

Marilyn loved being a grandma. She would always bring special treats for the grandkids, eat lunch with them in the treehouse that Bob built, and take them on grand adventures-even if it was just a hike around the house. Before being confined to a wheelchair, Marilyn was the primary caregiver for her husband, Bob, during his long battle with dementia.

During her years in assisted and nursing care she was loved by the staff, developed a great fondness for naps telling us often that she had earned it! She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, her parents, a brother-in-law, and an infant great-grandson.

The celebration of her life will be Thursday, Aug. He grew up and attended elementary school in Lantry, SD, until 8th grade. The family then moved to Dupree and Fred finished his high school years there. They have 13 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Fred work hard his entire life, farming and ranching while still working full time at Farmers Union, Ziebach County, and his favorite of all, driving bus for the Dupree School District.

Fred Stambach, 79, Dupree, passed away Friday, August 10, , at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at Burial will follow at the Dupree Cemetery. Arnie attended Canton school completing the 8th grade and went on to complete his education by receiving a GED.

Arnie enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. While in Germany, he had a brief marriage. He returned to Canton, SD, and worked at a local concrete business. During their marriage, two children were born, Lisa Marie and Wayne Sigvart.

Arnie worked as a salesman, security, and in concrete. Arnie loved his dog, Maggie, family, special friend, Joan Armstrong, camping, boating, fishing, and egg sandwiches. Arnie was preceded in death by his parents, Nels Sigvart and Vera Pedersen; great-grandson, John Alexander Hayes; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her love for animals started at a young age with her horse, Jip, on the family farm near Lodgepole, SD.

While in high school, her parents moved off the farm to Whitewood, SD. It was there that she met the love of her life, Allen Moeller, at the Whitewood dances. They were married May 27, , and they started their family on the Moeller homestead 20 miles east of Sturgis in the Alkali community. They would practice for hours as she loved to worship. This lead to the reopening of Believers Fellowship Academy in the fall of On August 4, , her oldest son, Richard, was injured in an auto accident and is a C6 quadriplegic.

She took care of him for almost 27 years and was grateful to those that filled her big shoes. Through the years she babysat, making her a second mom to many. Two of the proudest days of her life were the marriages of her son, Chris, to Jill in and her daughter, Johnna, to Tom in Her love for children carried on when mom and dad started being foster parents. This lead to the miraculous adoption of two Native American children in This proved to be one of her biggest challenges.

As any parent knows, the journey of raising children isn't perfect. She homeschooled them into high school. They both enjoy working at Grocery Mart and love hanging out with each other as well as friends. Her hobbies included embroidery, counted cross stitch, quilting, sewing, gardening, and cooking. Jokingly, she often referred to her needle work as lifting weights. She loved decorating for the holidays as this was her favorite time of year.

Mom enjoyed fixing a big meal for a house full of friends and family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Christmas and birthdays, she made sure all her kids and grandkids each had a gift. Through many a bump in the road, she was the rock of our family by being one of the most giving, loving and forgiving human beings. If there was an image of the Father's love for us on this earth, mom was it.

As is evident from this life story she was a mother to many. Because of her surgery, she not only lost her singing voice but her contagious laugh. This didn't take away her beautiful smile and tenacious spirit. During six weeks of treatment and a time of aftercare, she was well cared for by Chris and his family at Caputa. After being home in Sturgis less than two months, she learned on June 18, , that cancer was back in other areas.

One was a mass under her ribs on the right side and growing. Due to her prognosis and a broken shoulder from a fall, it was her difficult choice to go into hospice care. To the end, she enjoyed the almost continuous flow of guests, especially her two best friends and baby Zebb pictured. On this earth mom has finished well. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31, , from p.

Funeral services will be at 2: Interment will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis. She was married to Leonard Hahne May 19, , and they raised 12 children: She was not afraid of hard work. Loretta loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mom, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great-grandma. She tried to make sure she sent birthday cards and Christmas cards to each and every one of her relatives.

She loved to cook for all who came to visit. Loretta loved holding babies who seemed to fall asleep on her belly every time. She loved when her family and friends visited her.

She enjoyed playing cards, Farkle, and Rummy Cube. Loretta also enjoyed western movies. She had a sense about her that made everyone feel unconditionally loved.

You could just be in her presence and feel it. She had individual connections with each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild, and even for the little time she had with her great-great-grandchild. She loved her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and their families, and all her friends. She was a very special person for so, so, so many in so, so many ways. Just know, if you knew her, she loved you.

She would pray the Rosary, read her Book of Prayers, and read the Bible. She had an angel taking care of her the last year of her life; her loving daughter, Cheryl.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son, Daryl; daughter, Anne Mary; and granddaughter, Meredith. Visitation will be Monday, July 30, from 5: Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, July 31, , at St. Douglas was born on March 23, , in Sturgis, SD. He attended school in Sturgis where graduated high school in He enlisted in the Army and served from June through July Douglas loved watching sports but favored baseball with the Minnesota Twins his favorite team.

He loved to play cards and games and would drive all the way from Sioux Falls to Sturgis or McCook, NE, to challenge his family into playing for hours. He enjoyed touring the Black Hills and dropping a few coins in the machines coming through Deadwood. He loved his church family in Sioux Falls and often talked about how special they were to him.

He thought of all the staff there as his second family. His family and friends will always remember him as an individual who was easy to get along with. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, , from p. Funeral services will be 2: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Denise was born April 20, , in Watertown and was brought home on June 15, , by Jerry and Linda Ross, who legally adopted her on February 22, Denise grew up in Mobridge, Aberdeen, Gregory, and Chamberlain, and the family frequently visited Sturgis, where Jerry and Linda were raised.

She participated in gifted programs during her school years and was co-valedictorian of the Chamberlain High School class of During her college years, she worked part-time at the Brookings Register, and interned at the Chamberlain Register and Rapid City Journal. After college, she worked at a newspaper in Kearney, NE, before spending a year in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps community service program for young adults that was created in In , she joined the staff of the Rapid City Journal as a bureau reporter in the northern Black Hills.

She lived in Sturgis and Deadwood before eventually moving to Rapid City. Also in , she found her professional calling in a transition to government and political reporting for the Journal.

Senate race in which Tim Johnson narrowly defeated John Thune, the manslaughter trial of former governor Bill Janklow, the U. Senate race in which Thune narrowly toppled Tom Daschle, and the statewide abortion-ban election.

She also covered the annual South Dakota legislative sessions in Pierre. In , she left the Journal to pursue her own journalistic endeavors. The blog showcased Denise at her best as she broke news and shared insights in a conversational writing style that was laced with humor. The documentary was released in She gave birth to David Alexander Larson on Feb. She considered her sons to be her greatest achievements, and she worked to expose them to a wide variety of experiences and to foster their intellectual curiosity.

She went to work in as a communications specialist for Golden West Telecommunications. In , at age 41, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She insisted on working through her cancer treatments and brought a laptop to her chemotherapy sessions. In recent years, she and her husband, David, who is an operating room nurse at Rapid City Regional Hospital, operated an Airbnb rental out of the basement of their home in the Chapel Valley area of western Rapid City.

While juggling family and work demands, she spent many hours battling her recurrent cancer. She thoroughly researched the disease and her treatment options, participated in two clinical trials, traveled out-of-state for consultations and specialized treatments, overhauled her diet partially with food from her own large garden , and did everything in her power to prolong her life.

Through it all, she was rarely heard to complain, and she remained optimistic to the end. She leaves behind her family; a wide network of colleagues, sources and friends; thousands of news stories, plus columns, blog posts and a documentary; and an example of uncommon courage and determination in the face of terminal cancer. Ross, and a grandmother, Arlene Ennis, both of Sturgis; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and in-laws.

A celebration of her life will be 7: Memorial services will be 2: Thursday, July 26, , at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis, where her parents were married and funerals were held for her deceased grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Denise Ross Cancer Fund. Arnold Funeral Home for 50 years. Willis, of Spearfish, passed from this life into Heaven on Monday, July 9, , at the age of Willis was blessed with 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Willis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Zola McCrillis Arnold; his son, Philip Brian Arnold; one brother; and three sisters. Friends are invited to join his family at a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 21, , at His family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in his memory to the Spearfish Veterans Monument.

Dean graduated from Bison High School in After high school, he worked construction in Minnesota. They then moved to Faith in , and he went to work as a mechanic. While living in Faith, Sonja, Arnold, and Jacky completed the family. In , he went to work for the Newell School District as head bus driver and mechanic.

As time went on, Dean went to work for Butte County Motors selling cars. In , they moved to Belle Fourche. After the death of his wife, Marlene, he retired to just manage his trailer court. While living there, Elmie passed away and he returned to Sturgis. As his health declined from diabetes, he moved to Rapid City to live with his eldest daughter, Rosa, but if he told the story, it was to take care of her! He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend.

He is also survived by 41 great-grandchildren 4th generation ; 4 great-great-grandchildren 5th generation ; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, , from p. Doug was born January 17, , to Robert and Dorothy Kaiser. Doug attended K in Sturgis and completed a semester at Huron College.

Their son, Tyler, was born on July 11, Doug enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. Doug excelled in wrestling all through high school and continued coaching AAU wrestling for 20 years.

He loved teaching young wrestlers, and his inspiration led many to victory. Doug also enjoyed playing softball and spent many summers at the ball fields. He and his wife, Linda, played on a co-ed team where they won 2nd place at a U. Doug made so many friends through his wrestling and softball years. He always had so many stories to tell, and everybody enjoyed listening to them.

Doug's last place of employment was at Owen's Interstate, where he worked until his death. Doug lost his very courageous battle to cancer on July 5, He spent his last 5 days in the comfort of the Lippold Hospice Suite in Sturgis. Memorial services will be at Together, they had three wonderful children; Sheila, Jesse, and Shannon. With this marriage, they cared for and loved five children and had 13 grandchildren.

Teddy Ann was a collector of roosters. She loved crafts and enjoyed the outdoors with camping, fishing, going on motorcycle rides, and spending time with her family and friends. You could never find a greater sister bond than you could between Teddy Ann, Carrie, and Delores. Everyone that knew Teddy Ann knew how strong willed and stubborn she was.

With the look on her face, you would always know what she was thinking without her even saying a word. Teddy Ann will always be remembered as the most courageous, brave, and strongest woman around and gave everything she had to fight to be around for as long as she could, for her family.

Teddy Ann Outka did not lose to cancer or her health issues, instead, she gained a new adventure and now shares it with her Tommy. Teddy Ann Outka, 61, Sturgis, was called home to be with her soulmate and loving husband on July 2, Private family inurnment will be at a later date. In , he got his first truck and started hauling gravel for various contractors. This continued until when he bought a class B permit and he began hauling grain and livestock for area farmers and ranchers; taking them to a number of local markets.

Over the years, as business grew, he added trucks to his operation. His son, Stan, joined the business in and he continued trucking until he retired in Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, 5: Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Harland Thomas Hermann, Sr. He completed his undergraduate degree in pre-med from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in , and completed his doctorate in medicine from the University of Nebraska Omaha in He was the first of three brothers who became physicians.

As the war ended, he was reassigned to Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, CO, as ward officer in the tuberculosis section and was promoted to Captain. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Omaha and re-entered residency in internal medicine He joined a Psychiatry-Neurology group practice as a specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine, and this association lasted 9 years.

During this time, he was part of the faculty for the University of Nebraska Medical School as an instructor in psychiatry. Then, in to further his education, he became a career resident in neuropsychiatry at the VA in Omaha for three years, completing his fellowship and obtaining his Board Certification in Neuropsychiatry. Harland met the love of his life, Jean Mary Ellison, a beautiful lab tech, and they were married on February 28, To this union, which was to last over 70 years, were born their three children: Tom, Lucy, and Richard.

In , Harland joined the Veterans Administration. He and his family moved to Fort Meade, SD. There, he was a staff psychiatrist and, later, Chief of Psychiatry and Neurology. Harland, Jean, and family enjoyed 19 years at Fort Meade. He retired from government service in and returned to the Black Hills residing in Sturgis and later in Rapid City, where he continued a limited consultative practice of psychiatry.

Harland received many honors and awards during his 50 years of practice. Much more than the awards, however, he cherished the relationships he developed with co-workers and fellow teachers in caring for patients and educating students of medicine.

In , the South Dakota State Medical Association recognized his 50 years of medical practice and dedicated service, and he also received a lifetime achievement award from the South Dakota Psychiatric Association. While Harland was appreciated for his scholarly insights and genuine caring in his practice of medicine, he also loved to share his gifts of owl carving and landscape paintings. His love of and knowledge about nature were evident to many and showed in his many landscape paintings.

His red Nebraska cap and a red sweater were always within reach. Together, Harland and Jean welcomed many to their home. Harland knew the joy of communication, emailing and Face Timing family, friends, and acquaintances until, in February of , a stroke robbed him of his ability to speak clearly and use his hands to type.

He gradually came to understand that his life was drawing to a close and after Jean passed away in May of , he very much wanted to follow her.

We are all glad he is with Jean again. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Lee Jan Hermann; and close family friend, Scott Moses. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and one brother, Charles Gordon Hermann. Visitation and luncheon to be held at Tuesday, June 26, , at St.

Donald "Donnie" Theodore Fahrenwald, Jr. He grew up in Sturgis. He spent some of his favorite times at his maternal grandparent's farm in Sturgis and at his paternal grandparent's farm in Steele City, NE. He also enjoyed hunting at his sister's, Joyce, farm near Vale, SD. He loved visiting with relatives and will be remembered for his "sense of humor.

He served on many ships. He retired after 20 years. He then worked for Meade County and retired again after 20 years. He married Bonnie Sander on July 7, Private family graveside services, with military honors, will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. When Dee was 9, Leo moved the family to Idaho for work. When Leo died in a deer hunting accident, Margery moved Dee and her five brothers back to Lead where Dee attended school, graduating in Dee enjoyed an extremely active life and her gift of nurturing love and faith expressed itself in all she did. Dee lived her life with gusto. Her art, patience, kindness, and passion for life influenced many of her students, family, friends, and others.

Not one to boast about her creative skills; she did not consider herself special. But others considered her above and beyond ordinary. Whether sharing the gifts of her paintings, the sound of her piano playing, the telling of whimsical stories, or the helping at her local church and in her community, Dee wholeheartedly shared her talents.

A member of the Black Hills Art Association, she practiced her oil painting at the Sturgis and Spearfish Art Centers; submitting her pieces in local Art shows and receiving awards for several of them. Dee loved storytelling and was a member of the Black Hills Storytellers Association. For over 16 years, she was active in fund raising and leadership of the Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary, serving over the years as president, vice president, and blood drive coordinator. She volunteered at the local Elementary School.

For personal enjoyment, Dee played the piano, painted, and traveled. Above all, however, Dee loved her family: She loved us all and we loved her. Monday, June 25, , with Father Timothy Castor officiating.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Vigil will be Sunday, June 24, at 6: Donations in her memory can be made to the Margery L. The Fund provides scholarships to academically talented, financially needy graduates of Lead-Deadwood High School.

Dorothy was a jack of all trades and a master of some! Dorothy not only raised 4 very successful, willful children, but also found it in her heart to take in many of their friends for a night, a week, for life.

Cousin Ruthie had this to say: Dad told great-grandchildren McKaela that he chased and had to catch that black hair beauty before all those soldiers came home from the war!! A memorial service will be at a later date. Lois spent much of her adult life in Colorado where she was an administrative assistant in the Montrose County School District. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lois asked for no funeral or graveside services.

Through her youth, she herded sheep, worked as a housekeeper, candled eggs on a chicken farm, as a laundress at Ft. Gladys finally ended up working at the home of Tello and Lisa Peterson, where she met Harvey Peterson. Gladys and Harvey married July 19, In , they moved to Sturgis for a short time, then to Faith, then returning to Opal. There they farmed and ran the Moree store. Gladys said she always wished for a house with a lot of bedrooms, so in they moved to Faith and purchased the West Hotel.

Be careful what you wish for! They ran the hotel for 20 years and farmed north of Faith. The couple loved to dance. As babysitting was not the norm, the children were always taken to the dances. There they learned to dance and socialize. When it became late the children were put on the benches, and slept covered with coats. The adults continued to dance and visit with their friends. She had visited much of the United States.

She was fortunate to be able to attend two world fairs; Dollywood; Branson, MO; plus many more sites. The best travels were close to home to Mount Rushmore, Dinosaur Park and Wall Drug, which occurred almost every time the family was together. After retiring, she volunteered at the Senior Center. She was instrumental in opening the Faith Legion Community Hall. There she served as Treasurer for 24 years, helped with the distribution of commodities, rummage sales, hunter's dinners, and other community events.

Viewing will be Thursday, May 31, 5: Viewing continues Friday, June 1, from Funeral services will commence at A luncheon will follow the service. Interment will occur at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis around 3: Edward Allen Tripp Sr. He has been a member of Local Union of the Union of Operating Engineers since where he worked as a Crane Operator until retirement.

Ed married Evelyn J. Stearns in East Hartford in They moved to Sturgis in Evelyn passed away June 25, , one day before their 65th anniversary. Ed was a member of the United Church of Christ. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. A private family service will be held at a later date.

He graduated from Sturgis High School in He worked as a flight paramedic for St. Danny enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.

He will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to helping others and his love for life and family. Danny was always the life of the party and was always making people laugh. Danny will continue to help others through tissue donation.

He was the husband of Sandi Droppers Hayes and they shared 47 years together. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents. Visitation will be from 5: Raised in Lead and graduated in Bill loved his work as an underground miner for Homestake for 10 years. After a serious accident in June of , he worked in the warehouse after he recovered from his injuries. Bill retired when Homestake closed. He married Therese Hoffman May 28, They first met when he was 6 and she was 5.

They lived in Spearfish Canyon and later moved to Spearfish. He like reading Westerns, old cars, old movies and driving the back roads of the Black Hills. No services at his request. A family memorial service will be later in the summer.

Calvin attended Squaw Butte School for grades , a horseback ride of about three and a half miles. Following high school, Calvin attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, following his interest in rocks by majoring in geological engineering. With one quarter left until graduation, he was drafted into the U. Navy, joining other members of the Great Generation, serving from He returned to the family ranch upon discharge and married Mable Ingalls, the love of his life, on June 15, , and without whom he was seldom seen.

Verne passed away at the age of In , when his dad retired, he and his brother, Chester, formed a partnership and in , they purchased a ranch in southern Perkins County, to which Chester moved. They were one of the first ranches in western South Dakota to implement Production Records to improve their Hereford cow herd.

Calvin was an avid supporter of the 4-H program, especially when his children were of 4-H age. Calvin was a good steward of the land by cross fencing, water development, tree planting, and careful grazing management. In at the age of 74, Calvin turned over operation of the ranch to son, Larry, who returned to the ranch having retired from the Army.

His faith was an important part of his life and an example to his family and the community. He enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, hunting, fishing when there used to be water , rock and artifact hunting, and collecting of all kinds, accumulating collections of rocks, fossils, Indian artifacts, and antique tools among other things.

He was always young at heart, having downhill skied for the first time at age 66, killed his first elk at age 85, and at 90 years old, was still cutting and splitting wood for his home-built petrified wood fireplace. He took particular delight in his grandkids and enjoyed taking them fishing whenever they visited. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Chester and Elanor and their spouses; son, Verne; and five nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, from 5: Denzel Nonhof and Pastor Steve Talley officiating. Kay was born in Sturgis, SD, on May 18, She graduated from Sturgis High School in Kay was a substitute teacher for many years.

She loved music and shared her passion for the piano by giving private lessons for 17 years. For many years, she played the organ at the United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Family, faith, and friends were of the utmost importance in her life.

Kay married Dean Snyder in Together, they had two children. Her son, Ken, lives on the family ranch. Her daughter, Sherroll, is an accountant and lives near Sturgis. Kay was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their ranch home. Kay also loved to travel, sketching detailed itineraries of the routes and sites.

She especially enjoyed including the grandchildren in the travel plans. However, she was a very organized saver leaving behind numerous files of her clipped treasures.

She developed hand written paper spreadsheets of ranch income and expenses before people commonly used spreadsheets. She presented workshops on organizing ranch and personal records before the popularity of computerized record keeping. Kay loved community engagement. Her organizational skills often led to her attaining leadership roles in activities she participated in.

She was active in the Sturgis United Methodist Church. She was proud of tracing her family tree to a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Kay was an active advocate for agriculture. She was a member of South Dakota CattleWomen for over 40 years. We had a great server and they were fast. Great view of the sunset as well. It was a 73 rd. Birthday Celebration for my husband.

His steak was wonderful and my pork chops were soooo good. The staff was very nice to us. Not only did we get a table by the window , they brought a little treat out with a candle on it for my Husbands birthday. We love it there. Food is always delicious and the spinach artichoke dip in the bread bowl was awesome as always. We went for our anniversary, we like to go to the for special occasions. They sat us by the window with the wonderful view.

The service was excellent as was the food. I have no complaints everything was great. My boyfriend proposed to me and the staff was so sweet. They gave us a dessert to celebrate and were very kind and showed interest in everything including the ring. They made our special night even more special.

They changed a few of the appetizers which was nice. We had the tuna tacos and they were great! The bacon wrapped filet was also very good. Got there early so not crowded. Noise le el was good. Really helpful and knowledgeable waitress. We were sad that they were out of the blacked steak and shrimp and the rolls did not taste the same.

Food was very good, service was good, atmosphere could have been better. We were celebrating our anniversary and we dressed up fairly nice for the occasion, I felt as though we were over dressed as other people were wearing flip-flops and ball caps, had i know it was more casual we would have dressed accordingly. Food was good and I would recommend eating here!

Really great service and food. I asked for a table with view when I made reservation. They accommodated us and our anniversary dinner was great. Perfect steak and shrimp. Nice place for our anniversary with a view of the river and city. Excellent service, drinks, food, and hospitality! Food was delicious and our server, Melissa, was fantastic! Every time we eat at we have great service and amazing food. This is the second time that I have been there in the last several months where the prime rib was not very good.

Overall we have been there probably 4 times this year with 2 times the service was not good. Both by the same waitress. Also, both of those times there was an issue with the food. My prime rib on both occasions was not very good. This time the meat was full of gristle and when I asked them to put it on the grill to sear it, they put it on a griddle and it had a burnt flavor instead of the grill flavor I was looking for.

My GF had the filet mignon and ordered it medium. It came out well done and was not good at all. Since we were taking family out for a special occasion, we tried not to disrupt the meal but this was a terrible steak. They did make her a new one and the second one came out rare. She decided to just let it go and took the steak to go.

The waitress was not attentive. We had to ask multiple times for things. When she took the order of the table next to ours her butt was inches away from my food. She was so close that I physically could not use my utensils to eat without bumping her so I had to wait. This was a very uncomfortable situation. Again, this was a special occasion so I just let it go. A 2 person table should not be put this close to where the waitress has her behind in a persons face.

The other food was fantastic. We will probably come back some time but will probably request a different waitress since this was not the first time we had her and her less then stellar service. On the multiple other occasions we have been there, once was even a large group, the service was fantastic.

Service was outstanding and food was very good. Beautiful scenic restaurant overlooking Omaha. The waitress tricked me by asking me for a salad and I asked if it came with at which point she said yes. I ordered a Caesar salad and she said nothing until the bill was brought and she up charged me and my husband!

Then she pops attitude and since the Manager over who acts like we did him a favor by coming to his restaurant and saying that it was in the menu about the up charge. This is the last time we will set foot in that restaurant!!!! A little disappointed that the bake potato was served cold, really? And the asparagus was cold as well. Amini gave us great service. The steaks and chicken were super. The lobster was a little dry but acceptable.

Love the view of Downtown Omaha. This was our 4th visit. We will be back. Great food and great service. We have been to the many times and it is always fantastic! My husband and I dined at for my 30th birthday celebration and it was fantastic!

Felt very intimate and special. Would love love love to come back! Love and everything about it. We took our granddaughter and her boyfriend and they loved it. The view was great and food was excellent. The food was good. The waitress was awesome and very knowledgeable. The restaurant was very clean. Had a reservation on a Saturday and didn't have to wait to be seated.

The price of the meal was a little steep but it was tasty.