Curtiss “Cud” Cheskey

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Memorial services for Curtiss "Cud" Cheskey, 73, of Mobridge will be at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Kesling Funeral Chapel in Mobridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral. Cud passed away August 23, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospice House in Rapid City. Curtiss J. “Cud” Cheskey was born in Mobridge on March 19, 1941 along with his twin brother, Willis 
(“Wood”), to Wayne and Maxine (Schlepp) Cheskey of Selby. He grew up and attended school in Selby where he and his twin brother were active in football, basketball, track and rodeo. He and his teammates formed a bond that created
many memories and they remained close to this day. On August 26, 1961 he married Colleen K. Norby in Mobridge. Early on in their marriage Cud worked road construction and they lived in Mitchell, Brookings, Rapid City and Bismarck, ND. He worked various ranch jobs including the Owen Brothers of San Saba, TX. He then became employed with the United States Postal Service where he worked until his retirement. At the time of his death he was a brand inspector for  the South Dakota Brand Board. Cud always put the wants and needs of his family ahead of his own. He was a kind, soft-spoken, compassionate man. He had a soft spot for his five granddaughters and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. He had varied interests including fixing up old cars, going to horse sales and rodeos and going to coffee with his friends. He was a member of the Klein Museum Board, past president of the Mobridge Rodeo  Association, past Grand Marshal of the Sitting Bull Stampede and member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Carla Carmichael and her husband Graling of Rapid City; a son, Carter Chesky and wife Kirsten of Wyomissing Hills, PA; granddaughters— Courtney and Chelsey Carmichael of Aberdeen, Emma, and Olivia and Julia Cheskey of Wyomissing Hills, PA; a greatgrandson Harper of Aberdeen; his twin brother, Wood and wife Elaine  of Selby; a sister, Deb Boschee and husband Dan of Rapid City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; his parents, Wayne and Maxine Cheskey; and sisters, Cheryl McDonald and Candace Dosch.    
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