Funeral services for Earlwin Oklaire, 88, of Lemmon and formerly of Eagle Butte were held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Church of God in Eagle Butte. Pastor Addie Morris officiated. Burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge. Military honors were provided by the Cheyenne River Veterans. Earlwin passed away at West River Health Services in Hettinger, ND on September 21, 2016.
Pastor Everett Tande, 95, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Missoula, MT. Everett Tande was part of what Tom Brokaw called "the Greatest Generation." He served his country during World War II and then returned and served congregations in North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and South Dakota. Throughout his career, he was a disciple of the Lord and provided spiritual guidance to parishioners. Everett was born April 12, 1921 in Kanawha, IA, the son of Simen Tande, a carpenter and farm implement dealer, and Petra (Sletta) Tande, a teacher. He was the third of four children.
Rita S. (Hulm) Larson, 89, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at a rest home near Crown Point, IN. Rita was born July 29, 1927 to Adam and Helena (Geffre) Hulm in Timber Lake. She grew up in Timber Lake and graduated from high school in 1946.
Benedictine Sister Antoinette Traeger, 92, died early Saturday morning, August 20, 2016. Sister Antoinette was a member of Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel, OR for almost 75 years. Born on July 24, 1924 in Timber Lake, Sister Antoinette was the second of nine children of Anthony Traeger and Grace Gamble Traeger.
James "Barry" Stoick, 75, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Barry was born August 26, 1941 at Belle Fourche to Jim and Cora (Mullenix) Stoick of Newell, where he lived with his parents and baby sister Barbara until 1944 when the family moved to Timber Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial for Lane Lawrence, 25, of White Horse, SD and Minot, ND was Monday, September 19, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was at the Lawrence Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Lane passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Sheets Ranch near Minot, ND.
A Funeral Mass for Rita K. Strand, 62, was at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Rapid City on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Burial was in a private family cemetery in the Black Hills with Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City in charge arrangements. Rita passed away at home near Hill City on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the presence of her family. Rita K. Hahne was born June 24, 1954 in McLaughlin to Clarence and Ursula (Grismer) Hahne. She was raised on the family ranch five miles east of Trail City. She received her First Holy Communion on July, 1, 1962, and was confirmed on July 8, 1963. The Catholic faith and family were the central aspects of life on the ranch.
Mass of Christian Burial for Hilda Jean Ducheneaux (Wakinyela Ska- White Dove), 67, of Timber Lake was held Monday, September 12, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial was at the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Hilda entered the spirit world on September 7, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND, surrounded by her loving family, after enduring a long illness.