Obituaries

Diane Novak 1954 – 2017

ONIDA, SD – Diane Novak, 63 of Onida, formerly of Pierre, died Saturday, September 9 at her home. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, September 14 at Isburg Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00pm. Services will be 1:00pm, Friday, September 15 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onida with burial at Medicine Hill Cemetery...
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James Melstad 1926 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – James D. Melstad, 90, of Pierre died Tuesday, August 29 at Avera St Mary’s Hospital. Family services will be held at a later date. James was born November 2, 1926 to Merle and Cecile (Miller) Melstad at Arlington, SD. He attended public schools in Hetland and De Smet, graduating from De...
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Marjorie Farmer 1933 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Marjorie Farmer, 84 of Pierre formerly of Powell, WY, died Monday, August 28 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. Memorial Service will be held 10:30am, Friday, September 1 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Presho, SD, also 10:30am, Tuesday, September 5 at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell, WY Marjorie Ann Farmer...
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Carmen Madsen 1963 – 2017

LOWER BRULE, SD – Carmen Madsen, 53, of Lower Brule, died Sunday, August 20 at Pierre Care and Rehab. Visitation will be 4-6pm, Thursday, August 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lower Brule with a Prayer Service at 6:00pm. Services will be 11:00am, Friday, August 25 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Kennebec...
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Michael Pease 1958 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Michael Pease, 58, of Pierre, passed away August 16, 2017, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, from 4:00-6:00pm at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, August 21, at 1:30pm at 1st United Methodist Church, 117 N. Central, Pierre. Interment will...
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Ann Schimkat 1918 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Ann Hofer Schimkat was born to George J and Barbara (Walter) on November 10, 1918. Ann was one of seven children; three boys, Jake, Joe, and George B. and four girls, Ann, Mary, Susie and Jessie. The family lived on the farm near Freeman, SD with George’s parents. George J died of...
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Helmet Reuer 1929 – 2017

RELIANCE, SD – Helmet William Reuer was born on May 4, 1929, to Fred and Tillie (Hieb) Reuer at Reliance, South Dakota. He died on August 12, 2017, at 1 am at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls from advanced stage cancer. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, August 15 at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Service will...
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Ben Authier 1994 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Ben Authier died August 7, 2017, as a result of a scuba diving accident at Hippie Hole near Rockerville in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Visitation will be 4-6pm, Sunday, August 13 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho with a Prayer Service at 6:00pm. Services will be 3:00pm, Monday,...
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Orville Hicks 1927 – 2017

PIERRE, SD – Orville Norman Hicks was born May 22, 1927 in Morenci, AZ. He passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, August 7 in Abilene, TX surrounded by dedicated care givers and family. Services will be Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ft. Pierre United Church of Christ with burial to follow...
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Nels P. Paulson 1938 – 2017

HAYES, SD – Nels P. Paulson, Jr., 78, of Hayes, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home. Services will be Saturday, July 29, at 10:00am, (CDT), at Deep Creek Church with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 28, from 5-7:00pm, at Isburg Funeral Chapel, Pierre. Burial will follow at Deep...
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