Obituaries

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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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Corrine Janis

Funeral services for Corrine Janis, 81, of Eagle Butte were held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Father Bryan Sorenson officiated. Burial was in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of the First Nations – Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Corrine entered the Spirit World on March 20, 2019 at the IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte surrounded by loved ones.

 

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Russell Bornong

Russell Bornong, 82, of Isabel passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial was March 23 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Isabel.

Russell John Bornong was born to Johanna and Harold Bornong on July 7, 1936 in Mobridge, the first of six children.

 

 

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Russell Bornong

Russell Bornong, 82, of Isabel, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. MT on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Isabel. A time of sharing memories will be held at 7:00 p.m. MT on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the church.

(Marijo Bornong’s address is 1020 N. 10th St., Spearfish, SD 57783 and Vicki Fischer’s address is 129 E Liberty St., Rapid City, SD 57701.)

 

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Wilbur Charles “Chazz” Gabe

Funeral services for Wilbur “Chazz” Gabe, 72, of Mobridge will be at 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Wakpala. Burial will be in church cemetery under the direction of the First Nations-Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, March 21 at the 2-mile at 6:30 p.m. CT to process to the Wakpala Community Gym for a prayer service and wake to start at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Wilbur “Chazz” Gabe passed away on March 12, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.

 

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Celestine Valerie Ducheneaux

Celestine Ducheneaux, 86, of Mandan, ND and formerly of Promise passed away March 10, 2019.

A prayer service will be held March 21, 2019 at Kesling’s Funeral Home in Mobridge at 7:00 p.m. CT. A memorial mass will be held on March 22, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge at 10:30 a.m. CT. Lunch will be served following the mass and burial will take place in Promise.

Celestine Valerie Thompson was born July 18, 1932 in Sisseton to Edward Thompson and Violet DeMarce Thompson. She had five brothers, Nathan, Clifford, LaVoy, Michael, and Hugo, and three sisters, Melda, Agatha, and Ramona.

She attended grade school at St. Peter’s Catholic School and Tekakwitha School, both in Sisseton. She then went to high school in Stephan where she graduated in 1950 and where she met Anthony “Tony” Ducheneaux.

 

 

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