Obituaries

Thu
26
Mar

Irene Martin

July 20, 1946 - March 19, 2015
Irene Labusewycz Martin, 68, of Waco, TX passed away March 19, 2015. A graveside service was held at Waco Memorial Park on Tuesday, March 24. OakCrest Funeral Home of Waco was in charge of arrangements. Irene graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1965. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Anna Labusewycz.
 
Thu
26
Mar

Einar Denver “E.D” Drageset

Einar Denver “E.D.” Drageset, 82, of Isabel died March 18, 2015 at Hettinger, ND. Einar was born on April 25, 1932 in Dupree to Ole and Zella (Tidball) Drageset. He lived the majority of his life in Ziebach County west of Isabel. Einar married Dorothy Alyce Johnson on June 19, 1951 at Isabel. Einar was a life-long rancher/ farmer and enjoyed trapping, hunting,
fishing, traveling, flying, and spent many hours reading.
 
Wed
18
Mar

James D. “Jim” Smolik

James D. “Jim” Smolik, 72, of Brookings passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015 surrounded by family at the Brookings Health System in Brookings.

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Wed
18
Mar

Arthur “Art” Emil Haefner

Arthur “Art” Emil Haefner, 87, of Mobridge passed away at Mobridge Regional Hospital on March 6, 2015.

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Wed
11
Mar

Eugene “Gene” Schnabel

Funeral services for Eugene Schnabel, 84, of Isabel will be at 2 p.m. MT on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Isabel. Burial will be in the Hillview  Cemetery under the direction ofKesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Eugene passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at Mobridge Regional  Hospital.Eugene "Gene" Ivan Schnabel was born August 18, 1930 in Ashley, ND, the eldest son of Helmuth and Inez (Brinkman) Schnabel.  After living in North Dakota fortwo years, the Schnabels moved to Isabel in 1932. They moved to the Firesteel area in 1934. Gene began grade school at the Liebelt Schooland later attended grade school in Firesteel. Gene was 11 years old when his next brother, Gerald, was born, and two years later another brother, Gary, joined the Schnabel family.  In August 29, 1950 Gene marriedLucille Pladsen in Pierre. To this union one child, Leland Eugene, was born.

Wed
11
Mar

Gertrude Pfeie

Gert Pfeifle, 87, of Pierre and formerly of Timber Lake passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Pierre. Services were held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Timber Lake United Parish Church with Pastor Bryce Schaffer officiating. Burial was at the Timber Lake Cemetery. Gert was born February 13, 1928 on the family farm at Eureka, one of 19 children of August and Bertha Guthmiller. She was united in marriage to Elmer Pfeifle on her parents’ farm at Hillsview, SD. To this union five children were born. They lived in various towns in South Dakota, with most of their time spent in Timber Lake. Gert enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family. She is survived by her children— Lee Peters of Ft.

Thu
05
Mar

Harold Magnus Locken

Graveside services for Harold M. Locken, 83, of Isabel were held Friday, February 27, 2015 at Hillview Cemetery at Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Military honors were provided by the Isabel American Legion Honor Guard. Harold passed away February 23, 2015 at Mobridge Regional Hospital at Mobridge. Harold was born in Lemmon on October 1, 1931 to Magnus and Eva (Hetzel) Locken. For four years he lived north of Gopher on the Grand River. Except for two years in Rawlins, WY, he lived the rest of his life in Isabel. He attended Isabel Grade School and High School. After high school he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War. In 1960 he started a bulk gasoline and fuel delivery business, Locken Oil Company. In August of that year he bought the gas station from Clifford Burke and added the propane business in 1967. Harold also ranched north of Isabel on the Locken homestead where his grandfather, O.H. Locken, settled in 1912.

Thu
05
Mar

Baldwin Keller

Mass of Christian Burial for Baldwin Keller, 99, of Mobridge was held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Baldwin passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Baldwin Antone Keller was born March 18, 1915 to Peter and Katherine (Wolf ) Keller, the third oftwelve children. He was four years old when his family moved from Hague, ND to the Glencross-Trail City area, crossing the Missouri River by ferry boat, animals and all. Baldwin began playing music around 1930, first the violin and later the saxophone. He continued playing for the rest of his life. His family got through the hard times of the 1930’s by forming a family band and playing for various functions throughout the area. He was married on October 19, 1936 to Johanna Senger in the middle of the Great Depression.

Thu
05
Mar

Linda Lundholm

Linda Diane Lundholm, 65, of Grand Island, NE passed away on February 22, 2015 in Grand Island, the result of a year-long battle with cancer. Linda was born in Omaha, NE on May 10, 1949 to William (Red) and Alma Bramlett. She was married to David Lundholm on July 25, 1969. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Bachelors degree in nursing in 1971. She served as a nurse for 32 years until her retirement, mostly specializing in emergency room medicine. She worked at Mobridge Regional Hospital when the family lived in Timber Lake where Rev. David pastored the First Baptist Church from 1981-1985. Linda was present when several Timber Lake babies were born. Linda enjoyed gardening, horseback riding and scrapbooking. She was an active church member throughout her life. She is survived by her husband, Rev.

Wed
25
Feb

Baldwin Keller

March 18, 1915 — February 23, 2015
 
Baldwin Keller, 99, of Mobridge passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

 

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