Obituaries

Mary J. Bitzer

Mary J. Bitzer, 88, Gettysburg, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, January 31, 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., Friday January 30, 2015, with a 7:00p.m. wake...
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Barbara Marlene Zephier

Barbara Marlene Zephier (Haskell) of Lower Brule, SD passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Armour, South Dakota. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m. MST, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Lunch will be served after the service. Burial will be at the St. Paul’s...
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Louise Rowcliffe

Louise F. Rowcliffe, age 85, of Philip, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Philip Nursing Home.   Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Interment will be...
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Mildred Sanderson

Mildred Sanderson, 95, of Highmore, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard, SD. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore with Pastor David Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Highmore Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015...
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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 of years in the bakery...
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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. Her online guestbook is available...
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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 a 7:00p.m. prayer service at...
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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 born July 11, 1941, in...
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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 the service. Burial will follow...
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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 pm at Luce Funeral Home,...
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