Rosemarie Senger Barton, 80, formerly of Glencross, passed away at El Paso, TX. A memorial mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m. MT. Burial will follow at the Glencross Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Holy Cross Social Room.
Mass of Christian Burial for Joe Tomac, 86, lifelong Keldron rancher, was held Friday, July 24, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon. Fr. Tony Grossenburg officiated with burial in the Morristown Cemetery at Morristown. Joseph “Joe” Leo Tomac was born on April 11, 1929 on the Tomac family homestead south of Morristown, the sixth of seven children of Anton and Anna (Vukelich) Tomac. He attended rural schools, completing seven years of school. In his youth, Joe herded sheep and learned to play the accordion and guitar by ear. He loved music and played for many community dances. On March 26, 1951, Joe was united in marriage to Eleanor Bergenheier. They raised their five children, Doug, Jolene, Ken, Carol and Judy, on the family homestead. Joe worked the land and took great pride in his healthy livestock, especially his purebred Black Angus cattle.
Mass of Christian burial for C. Dwight Schweitzer, 67, of Rapid City was Monday, July 27, 2015, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial was Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Dwight passed on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Ft. Meade VA Hospital at Sturgis. Dwight was born on June 18, 1948, to John S. and Maggie (Keller) Schweitzer in Mobridge. He grew up on the family farm near Glencross. Dwight attended grade school in Glencross and graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1966.He attended barber school in Texas in 1967, then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968. He was initially stationed in Adak, AK, and was deployed to Vietnam in October of 1969, assigned to the USS Benawah. Upon his return from Vietnam, Dwight was assigned to the SS Edward McDonnell, on which he traveled around South America, stopping at many ports along the way.
Kathleen Catherine Wortman, 77, of Forest Grove, OR passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her home. Per Kathleen's wishes, she was lovingly taken care of in her last days at home by her son, Emmett, daughter-in-law, Andrea and niece. A funeral mass was held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort, OR. Rite of Christian burial and entombment was held at Valley Memorial Park in Hillsboro, OR. Kathleen was born December 23, 1937 in Berlin, ND, one of 10 children of John S. and Magdalene (Keller) Schweitzer. She was raised and received her education in Glencross and Timber Lake, graduating from Timber Lake High School with the Class of 1955. She met her future husband, Wallace "Wally" Wortman, at a dance and following a two-year courtship, they were married June 2, 1956, in Glencross. They made their home in Redfield, until 1959 when they moved to Timber Lake.
The memorial service for James Jakeway, 66, of Timber Lake was Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Timber Lake Community Center under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Jim passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Mobridge Regional Hospital. He was born March 20, 1949 at Kadoka to John and Betty (Vaughn) Jakeway. He graduated from Pierre High School.
Betty Lu Holen passed away peacefully in the late afternoon of July 2, 2015, at Prairie Meadows Senior Living Community in Kasson, MN, at the age of 94. Betty Lu was born in Timber Lake on September 10, 1920, the oldest of Roy and Ruby Majorowicz’s eight children. Betty Lu graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1938 and then went to business school in Rapid City. She worked in the insurance industry in Rapid City and later she continued that career in Minneapolis, MN.
Darrell Eugene Card, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away on July 5, 2015, at the Seven Sisters Nursing Home in Hot Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday July 20, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Point. Interment will be at the Elk Point Cemetery. Darrell was born on October 31, 1926 in Elk Point to Alexander and Mona Lavera (Daily) Card. He is survived by his sons– Curtis Card of Spearfish, Craig Card of Belle Fouche, David Card of Centerview, MO; daughter, Kathleen Card of Newport News, VA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Judith Irene Nichols, 44, of Eagle Butte were held Monday, July 13, 2015 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in White Horse with Pastor Margaret Watson officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Judith passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte. Judy was born in Eagle Butte to Elmer and Helen (Jewett) Nichols on November 23, 1970. She was raised by her aunt, Greta Takes The Knife, in White Horse. Judy had a carefree spirit, was a “tomboy" growing up in White Horse with her cousins, riding horses and playing basketball. She loved listening to country music, especially George Strait. She always kept herself busy. On February 29, 1988, Judy was blessed with her own daughter, Antoinette Lynn, whom she named after her Aunt Greta.