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Dolores “Lulu” Elaine Rousseau Parsons

Dolores “Lulu” Elaine Rousseau Parsons

Dolores “LuLu” Elaine Rousseau Parsons, 84, of Sioux Falls passed away on November 6, 2019.

LuLu was born on February 24, 1935 at Cheyenne Agency to Ted and Ruth Rousseau. She grew up in the Ridgeview-Eagle Butte area with six sisters and two brothers.

During high school, she was Snow Queen in Mobridge. She also worked at Leonard’s Studio in Mobridge. After graduating from high school she met Cam Cheskey and had four children with him— Robert “Bob”, James “Jim”, William “Bill”, and Sandra “Sandy”.

Later, she moved herself and her four kids to Vermillion to pursue an education in nursing at the University of South Dakota. This resulted in a lifelong career and suited her perfectly because she always wanted to take care of others, often putting everyone else before herself.

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Francis E. (Fran) Vogel

Francis E. (Fran) Vogel

Mass of Christian Burial for Francis "Fran" E. Vogel, 64, of Timber Lake was held Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen. A wake service was held Sunday, November 10 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge was in charge of arrangements.

Francis “Fran” Eugene Vogel was born September 11, 1955 to Frederick and Neva (Gillespie) Vogel in Aberdeen. He made his heavenly journey on November 6, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home in Timber Lake.

Fran’s education started in the Catholic schools in Aberdeen, and he graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1972. He attended Jamestown (ND) College and Northern State University in Aberdeen, where he participated in cross country and track.

Fran married Kathy Wattier in Webster, and through this marriage a son, Chad, was born. Fran loved being a dad.

 

 

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07
Nov
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Kortnee Claymore

Kortnee Claymore, 29, of Lead passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was October 26, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte with burial at Mossman Cemetery near Ridgeview.

 

 

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Larry Martian

Larry Martian

Larry J. Martian, 75, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home in Whitewood.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Inurnment will follow at Whitewood Cemetery.

Larry was born on December 18, 1943 to Jacob and Angeline Martian in Glencross. He attended grade school in Corson County and graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1963.

He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Singer, on June 25, 1966 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glencross.

Larry worked in construction for many years before going to work for Wheeler Lumber. After 10 years there, he started his own company, Martian Logging, and was self-employed for over 30 years.

 

 

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Anthony “Tony” Rivers, Jr.

Anthony “Tony” Rivers, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony “Tony” Rivers Jr., 100, of Piedmont was held November 4, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was at the LaPlant Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Tony passed away October 28 at the Ft. Meade Veterans Hospital.

Anthony Alvin Rivers Jr. was better known as Tony Jr. or Kid Rivers. His Indian name was Hoksila Isnala (Lone Boy). He was a direct descendant of Chief War Eagle.

He was born April 18, 1919 to Tony and Laura (Benoist) Rivers in a log cabin south of the mouth of the Moreau River on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.

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07
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Carol Corrine Fron

Carol Corrine Fron

A grave side service for Carol Corrine Fron, 84, of Timber Lake was held at Hillview Cemetery in Isabel on Saturday, November 2. Carol passed away October 30, 2019 at West River Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

Carol Corrine (Solberg) Fron was born June 26, 1935, the second of six children born to Esther (King) and Bert Solberg. She spent the first eight years near Glad Valley. After the death of her father, the family moved to Isabel where she graduated from high school. During her junior and senior years in school she worked at the B and B Café where she met Stanley Fron. They were married June 9, 1955. Their only child, Audrey was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1956.

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31
Oct
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Anthony “Tony” Rivers Jr.

Anthony “Tony” Rivers Jr.

Dorothy Kelley on June 7, 1946 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Lemmon High School in Lemmon in 1964. He got his Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Physical Education and English degree from Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX where he attended on a golf scholarship. He taught Physical Education in Sanderson, TX, Chamberlain, and Lemmon. During his 30 year teaching career he coached junior high football, high school girls basketball and boys and girls golf. He enjoyed working with the kids as their coach but enjoyed it more when as adults he got to golf with them on several occasions.

He enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, bowling, riding motorcycle and golfing. Golfing was his passion during retirement, playing 6 days a

 

 

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David Earl Kelley

David Earl Kelley, longtime Lemmon educator and coach, lost his long battle with cancer on October 21, 2019. He passed away at the age of 73 at his home in Pharr, TX with his loving wife Dorothy at his side.

David was born to Charles and week until the cancer treatments won. His hobby was making custom golf clubs. He always said that everyone playing should have a set of clubs that fit them; and you are only as good as the equipment you use.

David is survived by his wife Dorothy.

 

 

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24
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Rose Mary Enright

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Rose Mary Enright, 87, of Rapid City, passed away in her sleep on October 16, 2019.

Rose was born to William and Rose Ellis in Hardin, MO on December 30, 1931. She started her schooling in Missouri and at the age of 12 her family moved to South Dakota. She graduated from high school in Gettysburg in 1950.

 

 

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John O. Wall

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Funeral services for John Wall, 88, of Pukwana were held September 21, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma.

John passed away on September 18, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain.

John Ord Wall was born November 24, 1930 at Gettysburg to Joseph Bertie and Ella (Geist) Wall. He attended country grade school in Ziebach County near Dupree and at Brookings, where he received an ag degree. He returned to the Dupree area where he and his brother started an earth moving business and began building dams. John loved flying and between the two they did not own a car but had a plane for transportation.

 

 

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