Monica Rose (Coyle) Welk died on July 29, 2016 at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls. Monica (“Monie”) was born near Timber Lake on May 2, 1927 to Jay and Iva (McGuire) Coyle. She attended rural schools and St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Timber Lake and graduated from Timber Lake High School on May 4, 1945 as valedictorian of her class. She then graduated from Notre Dame Junior College at Mitchell in May 1946 (now Presentation College in Aberdeen).
The funeral for Clarence Louis Grey Eagle-Wiest, 59, of rural Timber Lake was Monday, August 15, 2016 at Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge. Fr. Kim Fonder officiated. Clarence passed away at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND on August 9, 2016. Clarence was born on November 10, 1956 to Fred and Jeanette (Grey Eagle) Wiest in Fort Yates, ND. He grew up and attended school in McLaughlin. For the past 14 years he has made his home 13 miles north of Timber Lake.
Mass of Christian burial for “Tootsie” Lawrence, 74, of Mobridge was Monday, August 15, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Tootsie passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Mobridge Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side. To read more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
Cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather John Burgess (Jack) Beckman died peacefully at home Tuesday afternoon August 9, 2016 in St. George, UT after a long fight with multiple health complications. One of the “Greatest Generation,” Jack was the only child of Marion (Burgess) and Hollis Beckman and was born October 4, 1925 in Lancaster, PA. The family moved to Rockford, IL where he was raised. He attended St. John’s Military Academy, WI during his high school years and graduated from East High School in Rockford in 1944. During high school he met the love of his life, Norma Bloom.
Gerald Mark LeBeau, 63, of Rapid City passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 12, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte, with Father Andrea Benso presiding. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, LaPlant.
Elroy Gale DuBray was born on May 9, 1947 at the Old Cheyenne Agency Hospital, five minutes before twin brother and “womb mate” LeRoy Dale. His parents were Louis Sr. and Elsie (Rivers) DuBray. Following the death of both parents by age 7, Elroy was raised by his grandparents, Tony Sr. and Laura Rivers, on their ranch on the prairie, where the Missouri meets the Moreau.
Mass of Christian Burial for Desiree M. LeCompte Gray, 65, of Ridgeview was Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was at the Gray Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Desiree passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Gettysburg Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Welder, 97, of Mobridge was Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Barbara passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Gerald Mark LeBeau, 63, of Rapid City passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. MT on Friday, August 12 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte with Father Andrea Benso presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at LaPlant. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on August 11 with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.
Word was received of the death of Maurice Wilder, 83, of Largo, FL, who passed away June 12, 2016. A celebration of life was held at Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater, FL on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Burial was at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.