William J. “Bill” (“Billy Joe”) Johnson, 86, of Spearfish, longtime resident of Harding County, passed away on November 21, 2016 in Spearfish. Funeral services were held November 28, 2016 at the Grand River Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Burial was in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Martha A. Scholl, 93, of Isabel, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Golden Living Center, Prairie Hills in Rapid City. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. MT on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Church of God in Isabel. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held in Hillsview Cemetery at Isabel.
The funeral for Sidney Miller, 76, of Meadow was held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lemmon. Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated and burial was in Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon. Sidney Allen Miller was born May 9, 1940 in Fort Collins, CO to Gottlieb and Ernestine (Paul) Miller. They moved to a rural Meadow ranch in 1943. Sid went to school through the eighth grade because he was needed to help work on the ranch.
Former state legislator William J. “Bill” Johnson of Buffalo has passed away. Gov. Dennis augaard has ordered flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Monday, Nov. 28, the day of Johnson’s funeral. Johnson, 86, served in the State Senate from 1989 to 1998.
Julie C. Vander Mark, 38, of Candia, NH died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 30, 2016. Julie was born in Yankton, SD on May 13, 1978 to Robert and Karen (Sudbeck) Vander Mark. She grew up in Hartington, NE and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School. She attended Creighton University, graduating with a Biology degree.
Luvern Kari, 86, of Spearfish died Friday, November 4, 2016, at Belle Fourche Healthcare. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10 at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Luvern “Tillie” Kari was born September 8, 1930, in Sturgis to Jess and Viva (McGraw) Rogers. She was raised at the home place in Fairpoint along with her sisters, Ruby, Opal, Inez, and Carolyn, and one brother, Lloyd. She graduated from the Fairpoint School.
Funeral services for Marvin Heck, 92, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Isabel were held October 18, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery at Sioux Falls. Marvin died October 13, 2016 at Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial for Georgia Gunville, 72, of White Horse was Monday, November 14, 2016, at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Interment was in the Gunville Family Ranch Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Georgia passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Leora May (Bierman) Burgee died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Sturgis Long Term Care. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis with Pastor Nick Haasch officiating. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Marla M. Lesmeister, 83, of Piedmont and formerly of Gettysburg and Eagle Butte, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial will follow in the United Eagle Butte Cemetery. Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Marla’s arrangements.