Georgia Berndt


Funeral services for Georgia Berndt, age 76, of Eagle Butte will be at 2 p.m., MT, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the UCC Church in Eagle Butte. Burial will be in the Berndt Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Georgia passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the North Platte Care Center in North Platte, N.E.

Georgia Ann Ralston Berndt (Porge) was born north of Eagle Butte to Cliff and Sylvia Hinzman Ralston on July 19, 1937. She attended Eagle Butte Public School until the 9th grade. She married Harry (Reese) Baker when she was 15 and they made a home in Butte Montana.

In March of 1957, they adopted a little girl Julie Laree, a year later Georgia and Julie moved back to Eagle Butte. She married Ernest Ganje. Georgia was a waitress, cook and later went to work for Mary Zacher at the Vanity store. In 1962, she married Duane Smith and together they ran the Ben Franklin Store and the Old Gage Drugstore. In 1980, Georgia married the love of her life Earl (Bud) Berndt, and they lived north of Eagle Butte on Hwy 63. They raised a huge garden, and Georgia started canning, cooking and lots of baking.

Family was very important to Georgia and took care of both her parents until their passing. Porge’s grandchildren were always spoiled and fussed over, and later her great grandchildren. They always knew grandma was a softie.

Georgia is survived by her daughter; Julie (Tim) Patch of North Platte, NE, granddaughter Jamie (Kevin) Warner of North Platte, ND, grandsons; Justin (DaLynn) of Fullerton ND, Travis (kim) of North Platte, ND, one God son John Hunt, seven great grandchildren; Shyanne, Brett, Krystyn, Tayvianna, Colby, Wyatt and Kaitlyn, numerous sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Cliff and Sylvia, husbands; Reese, Ernie and Bud, several brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law.

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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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