Sally Ross Smith Carlson, 79, of Grass Valley, CA died at her home on August 20, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Ross of Timber Lake. She is survived by her husband Don Carlson; three children; and five siblings — Vallie Petterson, DeMaris Fielder, Frankie Ross, Charlie Ross and Brad Ross.
Funeral services for Glen "Cuddy" Cudmore, 63, of Timber Lake were Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Timber Lake Community Center with Pastor Bryce Schaffer officiating. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Cuddy passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015. Glen "Cuddy" D. Cudmore was born to Grover and Ginny (French) Cudmore of Timber Lake on March 8, 1952, at the Lowe Hospital in Mobridge.
Arthur James Gibson of Midland City, AL, died on August 1, 2015. Arthur was born on June 16, 1947 to Earl and Cora Gibson of Timber Lake in Mobridge. Arthur attended school in Timber Lake from elementary to high school, graduating with the class of 1965. He then served four years in the United States Air Force. After that he went to Mitchell Vocational School and became an electrcian and then went to work in the Civil Service. Arthur enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas Patrick LaPlante, 22, of Eagle Butte was Saturday, August 22, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Thomas Patrick LaPlante passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2015 due to a car accident south of Eagle Butte. Thomas was born on February 21, 1993, to Sioux (Mark) Red Bear and Doug LaPlante. He attended Tiospaye Topa High School in LaPlante and graduated as salutatorian in 2012. As a proud Thunder Hawk, Thomas was involved in basketball and football. His coach, Mark LeBeau, taught him fundamentals, teamwork and discipline. Coming from a small school with a small team, Thomas looked up to Coach LeBeau, who trained the players to play like brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial for Dean LeCompte, 90, of rural Mobridge was Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mobridge with Father Bill Hamak officiating. Burial was in the Mobridge City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Dean passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his home. Dean Virgil LeCompte was born on November 10, 1924 to Obede and Cecilia (Skinner) LeCompte on their ranch south of Mobridge on the Standing Rock Reservation. He was given the Lakota name Canta Maza (Iron Heart) at birth by his Grandpa and Grandma Skinner.
Funeral services for Glen “Cuddy” Cudmore, 63, of Timber Lake will be at 10 a.m. MT, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Timber Lake Community Center. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 21 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the New Hope Church in Timber Lake. Cuddy passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Funeral services for Kathy Kuzior, 66, of McLaughlin were held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the LDS Church in McLaughlin. Burial was at the LDS Cemetery in Wakpala under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Kathy passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the IHS Hospital in Ft. Yates, ND. Kathleen Fern was born in Medina, OH on June 7, 1949 to Patricia Mentzer and Hubert Van Deusen.
Darrell “Dean” Hunter, 84, of Timber Lake and formerly of Ardmore passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. MT on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. He was born February 9, 1931, in Edgemont to John W. Hunter and Marjorie (Rineer) Hunter.
During his youth he lived on his father’s ranch near Ardmore, attending the Ardmore School until 7th grade. He finished his education in Custer while living with family friends and traveling home to Ardmore on weekends by passenger train. While in school he participated in band, football, basketball and track, but especially enjoyed playing football.
Kathryn “Gypsy” Ward Walters was born on February 10, 1934 at Ft. Yates, ND to William “Buck” and Florence (LeCompte) Ward and passed away on July 7, 2015 in Paradise, CA. Her nickname was “Gypsy” and she lived up to it. Kathryn grew up in Timber Lake and joined the Navy right out of high school in 1952. While in the Navy, she was stationed in Hawaii, where she met and married Nick Walters. They were together for 59 years before Nick passe in 2014. During their time together, they loved to travel and explore different cultures on every continent, including Antarctica. Kathryn was full of color and always liked adventure.