Memorial services for Paul W. Sowards, Sr., 76, of Ft. Pierre will be Friday, July 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.CT at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre. Paul passed away June 24, 2016 at his Ft. Pierre residence. Interment will be private. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Paul Wayne Sowards was born December 6, 1939 north of Belvidere to Clarence and Marie (Smith) Sowards. He grew up on the farm, attending a rural school north of Belvidere through the eighth grade.
Funeral services for Sylvia Blue Coat, 85, of Pierre were held Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Interment was in Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis on Friday, June 24, 2016 under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Sylvia passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Pierre.
Percy Dupris, Jr. (Mahpiya ToKahe (First Cloud), 68, of Dupree passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Dupree with Deacon Harold Condon presiding. Burial was in the Dupree Cemetery at Cherry Creek.
Dorothy Drageset, 83, Aberdeen, passed away at Sioux Falls on June 17, 2016. Services for Dorothy will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. MT at Zion Christian Fellowship at Aberdeen. She will be interred next to her husband at a later date.
Geraldine “Gerry” Zacher, 76, of Eagle Butte passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 4, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. A memorial mass was held Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte with the Rev. Dan Juelfs officiating. Burial was at the Eagle Butte Community Cemetery.
Funeral services for Verona Oster, 94, of Selby were Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the UCC Church in Selby. Burial was at the Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Verona passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Mobridge Regional Hospital of Mobridge.
Louella Brave Heart, 74, of Rapid City, formerly of Eagle Butte, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Rapid City Hospice House. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Burial was at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery at Thunder Butte.
Severina Clara (Keller) Kraft, a longtime Trail City area resident, was well liked and loved by many people. Her personality, characteristic traits, and caring heart made her a unique woman. Mass of Christian Burial for Severina was Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Trail City. Interment was at the Black Hills National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 15 under the direction of of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Gregory O’Connell, 48, of Dupree passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Cheyenne River Health Center in Eagle Butte. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly O’Connell of Dupree; one son, Austin O’Connell of Dupree; three daughters: Alysha O’Connell, Breanna O’Connell and Bethani O’Connell of Dupree; his father, Edward O’Connell, Butte.