Judy Ann Hager Lipp was granted her angel’s wings on July 4, 2016 at Pierre. To honor Judy’s wishes, a small private memorial service was held to celebrate her life. Arrangements were entrusted to Kesling Funeral Home. Judy was born August 7, 1949 at Bismarck, ND to Eddie and Hilda (Voller) Hager. She attended Holy Cross Grade School and graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1967. She worked as a legal secretary for 18 years with Aberle & Aberle Attorneys in Timber Lake before relocating to Rapid City in 1999.
Sarah A. Lofgren, 88, of Sioux City, IA and formerly of Isabel passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Chapel with Father Dennis Meinen as Celebrant. Interment was in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 along with her husband, Myron L. “Jackrabbit” Lofgren, who preceded her in death by only one week. Military graveside rites were offered by the U.S. Army. Sarah A. Lofgren was born August 15, 1927 to Fred and Gail (Crank) Carter in Isabel. When she was a young girl the family moved to Firesteel. Sarah and her sister Charlotte attended grade school in Firesteel and traveled to Isabel for high school where they lived at a boarding house with five other girls during the school week.
Mass of Christian Burial for Jim Brockamp, 73, of Mobridge was held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. James passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital surrounded by family.
Burt Nehl, 85, longtime Sioux Co., ND rancher, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. MT at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Watauga. Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate. Burt’s ashes will be buried by his family at a later date.
Funeral services for Ralph Pederson, 97, of Firesteel will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at United Parish Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Ralph passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Selby.
Myron L. “Jackrabbit” Lofgren, 87, of Sioux City, IA and formerly of Isabel, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at a local nursing facility. Funeral services were held Friday, July 8 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with Pastor Richie Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery, rural Sturgis, on a later date.
After a long fight with cancer, Galen Richard Smolik, Sr. of Idaho Falls, ID, died at home June 26, 2016, under the loving care of his wife, Kathleen. Galen was born June 26, 1944, in Mobridge to Theodore and Anna Helen (Dahlgren) Smolik.
Funeral services for Ruth Simon, 91, of Spearfish were held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Interment followed at Bear Butte cemetery between her husband and son. Elaine passed away peacefully in Spearfish surrounded by family on July 7, 2016. Ruth Elaine Friese was born May 15, 1925 in Wolsey to Harold and Korea (Leonard) Friese.
Memorial services for Paul W. Sowards, Sr., 76, of Ft. Pierre will be Friday, July 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.CT at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre. Paul passed away June 24, 2016 at his Ft. Pierre residence. Interment will be private. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Paul Wayne Sowards was born December 6, 1939 north of Belvidere to Clarence and Marie (Smith) Sowards. He grew up on the farm, attending a rural school north of Belvidere through the eighth grade.