Leslie “Les” Joens, 70, of rural Eagle Butte went home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at his home. A celebration of his life was held on Monday, May 25 at the Landmark Hall in Eagle Butte. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
Brian Pfeifle, 65, of Tucson, AZ passed away on Friday, April 20, 2015 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer.
Brian Lee Pfeifle was born in Walworth County in 1949 to Jake and Katie (Holzworth) Pfeifle. After graduating from high school, Brian served during the Vietnam War. Upon returning, Brian was married to DeeAnn Hollenbeck on December 12, 1972. They were married for 28 years and had three children— Jada Loy born in 1974, Tigh Lawrence born in 1976 and Jimi Beth born in 1980. Brian worked as a yard man for Mobridge Livestock for a couple of years. In 1977 the family moved to Valley Springs, where he was a brand inspector at the Sioux Falls Stock Exchange and became a longtime
employee of the South Dakota Stock Growers. Brian was the last brand inspector for Timber Lake Sales Company.
Rita Jean Montreal, 69, of Mobridge and formerly of White Horse entered the Spirit World on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND. She is survived by two sons, Dino Montreal and Devin Montreal of Mobridge; one daughter, Yvette Montreal of Mobridge; two brothers, Leo Rousseau and Johnny Rousseau of Eagle Butte; one sister, Theresa Ducheneaux of Eagle Butte; and numerous grandchildren.
Anna-Sophie Winneshiek, 45, of Timber Lake entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital in Mobridge. She is survived by two sons, Dennis Gutierrez and Nicholas Gutierrez of Timber Lake; one daughter, Cassandra Crowshoe of Timber Lake; two brothers, Tyrone Crowshoe of Sheridan, WY and Travis Crowshoe of Brocket, Alberta, Canada; a sister, Jessica Crowshoe of Bismarck, ND; and two grandchildren.
Larry Stanek, 55, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by family and friends after a long and arduous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Monday, April 20, 2015 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church with Fr. Don Braukmann officiating. Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home of Bemidji was in charge of the arrangements. Larry Dean Stanek was born November 15, 1959 in Mobridge to Theodore and Victoria (Bourget) Stanek of Timber Lake. He graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1978. On June 8, 1982 he married Karen Frederick at South Heart, ND.
The funeral service for KC Baine Longbrake, 24, of Eagle Butte was held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School Auditorium. Burial was at the Longbrake Ranch near Abear Creek under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. KC passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Kevin Charles Baine “KC” Longbrake was born January 28, 1991 in Eagle Butte to Delbert and Mona (Marcelle) Longbrake. He was raised at the Nordvold Ranch on Abear Creek, south of Eagle Butte, with his sister, Ann’D, and brothers Weston, Jake and Kel. KC’s childhood was all about being a cowboy and living the western lifestyle. He was horseback every chance he got and loved helping his dad with the cattle and anything else that needed to be done on the ranch. On February 4, 1999, at the age of 8, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He took chemotherapy and radiation treatments for nearly 4 years.
Memorial services for Bentley James Bahr, 21 months old, of Black Hawk, were held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church in Aberdeen, with Pastors Enno Limvere and Randy Battey officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Bentley died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Bentley James Bahr was born on July 8, 2013 at Aberdeen to Ashley Jean Bahr and Taylor Robert Bailly. He loved playing with his toys, especially with balls, he also enjoyed four wheelers, dirt bikes and reading books. He was a very content, happy and lovable little boy. He loved hugging and giving kisses, especially to his cousin Sadie. He will be greatly missed by his parents, grandparents and all those who loved him.
Kevin Charles Longbrake, 24, of Eagle Butte passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He is the son of Delbert and Mona Longbrake of Eagle Butte. Services are pending with Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.