Merle S. Sargent

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 Merle S. Sargent, age 60, and Vietnam Veteran of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, March 3 at the Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte.

He is survived by his two sons, Lee Sargent and Clinton Sargent of Eagle Butte; Five daughters: Paige Bowker, Rhea Hall, Bonnie LaClaire, Connie Cavanaugh and Joni Bowker of Eagle Butte; Four brothers: Ivan Sargent of Stephan, SD, Kermit Sargent and Tedd Sargent of Sioux Falls, SD, Bob Dunsmore of Eagle Butte; a half brother, George LaMont of Rapid City, SD, and adopted brother, Dale Thompson of Ft. Thompson, SD.;  One sister, April Pahawpatphoko of Lawton, OK. 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A one night wake began at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Eagle Butte; Funeral services werer at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Mother Margaret Watson and Sister Addie Morris officiating. Interment with full military rites followed at 3:00 p.m at Black Hills National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD.