Obituaries

Dale Wilkinson Sr.

Dale Wilkinson Sr., 82, of Faulkton and formerly of Miranda, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Faulkton Area Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:30p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at the United Church of Faulkton with Pastor Bill Hoffman presiding. Burial will follow in the Miranda Cemetery. A prayer service will be 7:00p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015...
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Gary “Smokey” Kopecky

Gary “Smokey” Kopecky, 65 years, 2 months, 8 days, of rural Orient, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls following a year-long battle with stage IV colon cancer. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Hyde County Memorial Auditorium, Highmore with Max Kelley officiating.  Burial will...
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Dorthy R. Shoup

Dorthy R. Shoup, 58, of Gettysburg, passed away, Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gettysburg with Father Jerry Kopel, celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, with a 7:00p.m. wake service at...
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Fred Hibbison

Fred Hibbison, 84, long-time resident of Miller, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Texas Health Resources Hospital in Bedford, Texas. Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating.  Visitation will be 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller. Fred...
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Hulda Erlenbusch

Hulda Erlenbusch, 94, Bowdle, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Bowdle Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. John Evengelical Lutheran Church, Bowdle, with Rev. DT Rawerts leading the service. Interment will be 1:30 PM Thursday  at St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Tolstoy. Visitation will be at Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, beginning...
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Victoria “Vickie” Forkel

Victoria “Vickie” Forkel, 69, Roscoe, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at Aberdeen Health and Rehab in Aberdeen. Funeral services will be 10:30 Am, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. Paul’s Congregational Church, Hosmer, with Pastor Tim VanderVorst leading the service. Interment follows at Bethany Cemetery, Hosmer. Visitation begins at Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle,   11:00 Am Monday with a 7:00...
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Leota M. Ryman

Leota M. (Sollie) Ryman, 88, of Gettysburg, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Avera Mary House in Pierre. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Daniel Tews officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30p.m., April 25, 2015 at the Warner Cemetery, Warner.  Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Friday,...
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Gene Simon

Gene Simon, 81, Hoven, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, with Father Kevin Doyle, Celebrant. Interment, with military graveside rites by the John J. Peter’s American Legion Post #159, Hoven, SD,  follows at the Church...
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David Crow Ghost Jr.

David “Chubbs” Crow Ghost Jr., age 19, of Cherry Creek, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte. Funeral services will be 3:00p.m., MST, Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Cherry Creek Community Building with Rev. Norman Blue Coat and Pastor Merle Beachy officiating.  Burial will follow in the UCC Cemetery, Cherry Creek, SD.  Two-night wake...
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Donald Stracke

Donald Stracke, 85, of Presho died April 7, 2015 at Winner Long Term Care. Donald was born May 17, 1929 in Vermont. His parents were Helen and Ted Stracke. In his younger years he was raised by his grandparents. He lived on the east coast and Hawaii before settling in California in 1956. He married Helen Hulce in California...
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