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Harold Gage

Funeral services for Harold Gage, 73, of Dupree will be at 11:00 a.m. MT on April 20, 2019 at the United Church of Christ in Dupree. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Harold passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Harold was born April 19, 1945 to George and Myrtle (Diermier) Gage in Dupree.

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Colette Norma (Opp) Ganje

Colette Ganje, 71, of Rapid City and formerly of Eagle Butte passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Fountain Springs Hospice, Rapid City.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. MT, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte. Burial will be in the Eagle Butte Cemetery.

A scripture and rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22 at the church, with visitation two hours prior.

Colette Norma (Opp) Ganje was born April 9, 1948 in Mobridge to Norman and Ione (Rivers) Opp. She grew up on a ranch in Armstrong County, south of Ridgeview.

She was proud to be raised as a ranch girl and loved to share stories with her children and grandchildren of her adventures and experiences. She attended grade school in Timber Lake through third grade and finished elementary school at the Cheyenne Agency Boarding School. She attended Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School, where she lived in the dorms, and graduated in 1966.

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Ambrose Hosie Jr.

Ambrose Hosie Jr., 77, of McIntosh passed away April 12, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CT (10 MT) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the McIntosh Legion Hall. Burial will be at the Agard Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Ambrose was born in Elbowoods, ND on March 22, 1942 to Ambrose Hosie Sr. and Tena Justine (Waters) Hosie. His grandparents were Levi and Hattie Waters and George and Lottie Hosie. He was raised in Nishu until it was flooded and relocated to White Shield.

He attended boarding school at Marty, SD and graduated from White Shield (ND) High School. He graduated from the Aberdeen School of Commerce and Northern State College in Aberdeen. He majored in business administration which led to his early career in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Aberdeen.

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Roy Austin Howard

Roy Austin Howard, 87, of Sweet Home, OR died April 9, 2019 at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice Center in Albany, OR.

He was born, a leap year baby, on Feb. 29, 1932 in Timber Lake to Austin and Margaret Howard. He grew up with six siblings, tending to the ranch, helping the family in any way he could and riding any four-legged critter he could get his hands on.

Mr. Howard served in the Army from 1953 to 1955, earning a National Defense Service Medal. After his service he worked through the Operating Engineers, Local #701 for many years. He worked on many dams including Foster and Green Peter. He also worked on many road projects throughout the Northwest.

He volunteered time at Mollie’s Bakery, The Sweet Home Inn and was employed for several years with Rainier Wood Products in Sweet Home. He was a resident of Sweet Home for over 50 years.

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Rain’E Jo Kavanaugh

Rain’E Jo Kavanaugh, 57, of Eagle Butte, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.

Funeral services were held April 5 at the CRST Bingo Hall in Eagle Butte with Rev. Pauline Webb officiating.

Rain’E Jo Kavanaugh (Roanna Ree Cavanaugh) was born June 27, 1961 to Marlene Laundreaux and Marvin Cavanaugh in Eagle Butte, weighing a little over two pounds.

Rain’E attended Swiftbird Day School until the sixth grade, and then Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School through the 10th grade. She obtained her GED in 1983. Rain’E attended United Tribes Educational Technical Center in 1983-84, graduating with a business/clerical degree.

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Henry “HP” Holy Bear

Funeral services for Henry “HP” Holy Bear, 65, of Eagle Butte were Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Eagle Butte Bingo Hall. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Henry passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Henry Holy Bear was born June 27, 1953, to Joseph “Sandy” Holy Bear Sr. and Emmaline (Swimmer) Rock at the Old Cheyenne River Agency. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Harry and Agatha Traversie.

He attended school in Eagle Butte and graduated in 1973. Following high school, he entered the US Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA. After his discharge he returned to Eagle Butte. He worked for the tribe as a driver in the alcohol program.

 

 

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Nathaniel Little Shield

Nathaniel Little Shield, 44, of Eagle Butte passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, ND.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. MT on Saturday, April 6 at the Cherry Creek Gym. Burial will follow in the Congregational Cemetery at Cherry Creek. A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the gym. A procession will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 from the hill east of town.

 

 

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Delmas “Cactus”Traversie Jr.

Delmas E. “Cactus” Traversie Jr., 63, of Eagle Butte passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home.

Memorial services were held April 3, 2019 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte with inurnment at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery in LaPlant. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge was in charge of arrangements.

Delmas Emmett Traversie Jr. was born August 10, 1955 at Pierre to Delmas and Elvira (Gilbert) Traversie. He was affectionately known to family and friends as “Cactus” from the day he was born.

Delmas attended Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He was skilled in auto mechanics and repair.

Delmas met and married Audrey DeLong while attending college. To this union two children were born, Vincent and Nicole.

 

 

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Richard “Dick” Bigler

Richard “Dick” Bigler, 89, of Piedmont passed away Thursday, March 12, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Dick was born May 3, 1929 in Eagle Butte to John and Leta (Reed) Bigler. As a young boy, he herded sheep for his dad. He served several years in the Navy, stationed in California.

On November 6, 1957 he was united in marriage to Doris Herren in Las Vegas, NM. Together they farmed in Ziebach, Dewey, and Meade counties for many years. He always had a longing to live in the Black Hills; he moved to Piedmont and continued to farm.

 

 

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RainE Jo Kavanaugh

RainE Jo Kavanaugh, 57, of Eagle Butte passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Funeral services are currently pending with Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte.

 

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