Obituaries

Lavonne Kay Briggs

Lavonne Kay Briggs passed away on Wednesday, January 14 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in August. She was born on July 2, 1946 in Dupree, SD to Harold and Dorothy (Joens) Brewer. Lavonne was raised near Eagle Butte, SD and married Walter ‘K’ Briggs on July 3, 1964. She worked for a number...
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Lois Marie Shearn of Philip

Lois Marie Shearn, age 100, of Philip, died Monday evening, January 19, 2015, at the Philip Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip....
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Alma Heier of Gettysburg

Alma Heier, 89, of Gettysburg, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg. Funeral services will be 10:30a.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Daniel Tews officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00–7:00p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, with...
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Gay “Marguerite” Drabek formerly of Philip and Belvidere

Gay “Marguerite” Drabek, age 73, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Philip and Belvidere, South Dakota , died January 14, 2015, at a nursing home in Nampa, Idaho. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the Belvidere Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Gay Marguerite Wonacott was...
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Andrew “Andy” Jochim of Ft. Pierre and formerly of Eagle Butte

Andrew “Andy” Jochim, 89, of Ft. Pierre and formerly of Eagle Butte, passed away January 15, 2015 at Kelly’s Retirement Home in Pierre. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am MST, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte with Father Dan Juelfs officiating, with visitation one hour prior to...
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Gary Wahlen of Faulkton

Gary Wahlen, 74, of Faulkton, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Monday, January 19, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Faulkton with Pastor Timothy Koch officiating. Burial will follow in the Millard Cemetery, rural Faulkton. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00...
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Leslie “Les” Dale Hansen of Faulkton

Leslie “Les” Dale Hansen, 88 of Faulkton, SD and formerly of Orient, SD, passed on to be with the angels January 14, 2015 at the Faulkton Senior Living. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Faulkton with Pastor Bill Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in the...
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Elaine Buechler of Seneca

Elaine Buechler, 94, of Seneca, passed away, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Community Memorial Hospital, Redfield, SD. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Luce Funeral Home, Faulkton with Deacon Arvid Holsing officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery,...
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Leslie Hansen of Faulkton

Leslie Hansen, 88, Faulkton, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Faulkton Senior Living. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the United Church of Faulkton, Faulkton with Pastor Bill Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery, Orient. Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00pm, Friday, January 16, at...
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William Kenneth “Bill” Heltzel, III of Midland

William Kenneth “Bill” Heltzel, III, age 59, of Midland, died Sunday evening, January 11, 2015, near Midland. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, at the Kadoka City Auditorium with Pastor Gus Craven officiating. Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com Survivors...
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