Obituaries

Victoria Mary Good House

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Funeral services for Victoria Mary Good House, 84, of Mobridge, formerly of Bullhead, were Monday, July 14th, at 1:00 p.m., CDT, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bullhead. Visitation began one hour prior to service. Burial followed the service at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Victoria passed away July 8, 2014, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

 

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Arlen Iron Wing

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Funeral services Arlen Iron Wing, 39, of Whitehorse, S.D., are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Arlen entered the spirit world July 7, 2014, at the Eagle Butte I.H.S. Hospital.

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Jack Lee “Jack” Stoner

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Jackie Lee “Jack” Stoner, former publisher of the newspapers at Gettysburg, Eagle Butte and Dupree, died suddenly at his home in Cle Elum, Wash., on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was 74.

Jack and his family published the three South Dakota weekly newspapers from 1977 until 1999 when they sold them and purchased the Northern Kittitas County Tribune in Cle Elum. Before that, he was managing editor of the Queen City Mail in Spearfish for a year. Wherever he and his family lived during his newspaper career, Jack was actively involved in community activities, organizations and civic development.

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Lila Iron Nest

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Funeral services for Lila Iron Nest, 64, of Ft. Pierre, formerly of Eagle Butte, will be Saturday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m., MDT, at Stout Family Funeral Home Chapel, 24339 US Hwy 212, Eagle Butte. Burial follows at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, La Plante. Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 5:00 p.m. Friday to process to the chapel for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Lila passed away July 1, 2014, at Highmore Healthcare Center. www.stoutfamilyfh.com

Lila Iron Nest, was born September 14, 1949, at Cheyenne Agency to Phillip and Christine (Lean Dog) Iron Nest. She journeyed to the spirit world July 1, 2014, at Highmore Health Care after a long battle with many health issues.

Lila was raised and educated at Cheyenne Agency until the family moved to Eagle Butte in the mid 1950’s. While in Eagle Butte, Lila lived with her parents, and was employed at various jobs while helping to raise her nieces and nephews.

Lila attended Brainerd Indian Bible College in the 1970’s and later became a Wesleyan Pastor, a title and position she valued and enjoyed. She pastored the Lakota Chapel in Eagle Butte for several years. Lila had a heart for God and hoped that she could be an example of God’s love for His people.

In her lifetime, Lila lived in various places…..Rapid City, S.D., Custer, S.D., Boise, I.D., Eagle Butte, Pierre and Ft. Pierre, S.D. While in Pierre and Custer, Lila worked as a home health care attendant, a job she enjoyed as she was able to reach out to those who needed help.

Lila enjoyed reading, especially God’s Word, visiting with friends and family and watching movies. Before her illness, Lila did embroidery for quilts. She had a sense of humor that wasn’t witnessed by many, but those who knew her, could laugh together even during the most trying of times. She loved, but also worried, about her son, nephews and grandsons. Her home was always open to her family.

Survivors include her sister, Aurelia Elk Nation; her son, Delrue Useful Heart; nieces, Priscilla Engen, Lorraine Eastman and Charity Elk Nation; 2 nephews, Leon Useful Heart and Luke Elk Nation along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Christine Iron Nest; brothers, Wesley, Donur and Clayton Iron Nest; sisters, Aurelia and Pearl Iron Nest; a grandson, Cody Engen and numerous other relatives.

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William “Willie” Frazier

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William “Willie” Frazier, 66, of Eagle Butte, entered the Spirit World at Eagle

Butte, S.D. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home in Eagle Butte.

Among survivors are one son, Dondi Frazier of Jamestown, N.D., and four daughters: India Frazier, Fanchon Frazier and Sara Frazier of Bismark, N.D.; Abbi Frazier of Parker, A.Z. Two brothers: Helbent Frazier and Emmett Thompson of Eagle Butte. Four sisters: Arlene Thompson and Bernadette Halfred of Eagle Butte. Verlyn Fast Horse of Pierre, S.D., and Ivajean Carter of Scottsburg, I.N. Four step brothers: Francis Thompson and Frank Thompson of White Horse, SD. Alex Thompson of Eagle Butte and Loyd Thompson of Rock Creek, S.D. Two step sisters: Deliah Tiger of Mobridge, SD and Beatrice Gabe of White Horse, S.D. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery at White Horse, S.D.

Funeral arrangements are have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

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Keith “Bud” Starks

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Keith “Bud” Starks, 95, of Gettysburg, passed onto Heaven, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gettysburg with Fr. Jerry Kopel presiding. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Gettysburg. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service at the church.

Bud was born on April 18, 1919, to Leonard and Frances (Lemler) Starks, on the homestead in the northwestern corner of Potter County, South Dakota. He was nicknamed “Buddy” and grew up in the river hills of the Missouri. He later attended Fayette School, a one-room schoolhouse six miles from his home.

After 8th Grade, he went to work with his father and brothers at the home place, eventually helping to create the –S- Ranch. At age 29, he picked out the prettiest new schoolteacher, Mary Helen Lesmeister, met her, and then married her on June 28, 1948, in Parade, South Dakota. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage, ranching together until their retirement.

Bud worked hard his entire life, moving from calving season to haying season to wintering season. He enjoyed baseball, playing shortstop for Akaska as a young man and cheering for the Minnesota Twins. Bud also enjoyed rodeos and loved music. His main instrument was the saxophone, which he played for many dances as part of local bands, most notably Bob Halsey and the Bobkatz. He played his saxophone and the violin up until his death.  He especially loved to play his horn while his daughter JoAnn played the piano, and could often be heard saying, “Just one more tune.”

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was a gentle and kind man, patient with everyone except himself when there was work to be done. He always had a smile and a wave, and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Bud is survived by his wife, Mary Helen, of Gettysburg;  daughter JoAnn (Jeff) Starks Gunn of Aberdeen, and his two grandchildren: Keith Joseph Starks Gunn and Ashley Rose Starks Gunn; brother Arthur Starks of Gettysburg, sister Vivian (Bev) Roseland of Seneca, sister-in-laws Ruth Starks of Gettysburg, Marla Lesmeister of Piedmont, SD, and Marie Starks of Akaska, SD,  and brother-in-laws Marcus (Audrey) Lesmeister of Mobridge and Lawrence (Charlotte) Lesmeister of Whitewood, SD. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, four of whom were like Bud’s adopted children because he and his brother Milton married sisters. Those nieces are Diane (Dave) Peters of Wadena, MN and Kathy (Bernie) Hall of Rapid City, and the nephews are Leonard (Sherilyn) Starks of Pierre and Pat (Marlys) Starks of Selby.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and twin Kathleen, brothers: Clyde Starks, Milton Starks, and Baby Boy Starks (stillborn), sister-in-law Tracy Starks, and brother-in-laws Adam and Louie Lesmeister.

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Bud’s arrangements.

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Doris Ward

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Funeral services for Doris Ward, 87, of Cherry Creek, SD, are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Doris entered the spirit world June 30, 2014, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

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Virginia “Gina” Clown

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Virginia “Gina” Clown, age 59, of Dupree, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Averra Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, SD.

She is survived by her husband, Carlin Clown, Sr., Dupree; one son: Carlin Clown, Jr. Two daughters: Jennifer Brown Wolf and Carlynn Clown of Dupree. One adopted son, Brockton Clown of Dupree and one adopted daughter, Shaylnn Clown of Dupree. Step sons: Gino Clown, Darrel Clown and Darshane Clown of Dupree. A half brother, Benjamin One Feather of McGlaughlin, SD and two sisters: Blanche Lawrence and Helmina Makes Him First of Little Eagle, SD. Three nieces, Denise Crow and Angie Demery of Cherry Creek, SD and Amber Kills Crow of Dupree. Numerous grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A one night wake begins at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Dupree Multipurpose Building at Dupree. A prayer service begins at 7:00 p.m Sunday. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, at the Multipurpose Building, with the Rev. Norman Blue Coat and Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial to follow at the Dupree Community Cemetery, Dupree, SD.

 

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Steve Shupick

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Mass of Christian Burial for Steve Shupick , 89 will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.  Burial will be in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Steve passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Sioux Falls.  Steve passed away June 28, 2014, at the Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls.  He was a lifelong resident of Eagle Butte with the exception of the past six years when he moved to Sioux Falls.  Steve was born in Eagle Butte on February 5, 1925, to Louis and Hedwica Shupick.  Steve led a full life with his many activities and farm and ranch life.  He loved his bride Jeanne for 66 years. He was especially proud of his ten children and all of his grandchildren.  Never will we forget all of the fun on the farm when the family gathered for the traditional barn dances!  Oh how we wish we could dance with our father again.  Steve was a member of All Saints Parish his entire life with the exception of the past 6 years which has been with the Prince of Peace Retirement Community.  He was a proud Parish Board member when the new church was built.  He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Council Number 6537 since 1944. He achieved status of Grand Knight and served in that role for 5 years. He also served 2 years as the State District Deputy and has remained a life long honorary member. He was also a Eagle Butte 20-1 School District Board member for  17 years and was instrumental in getting the new school built.  Those ten kids couldn’t get by with anything during those formative years. He also served as Eagle Butte Coop Board member for 15 years, 10 year board member of the Dewey County Extension, both state and local level , 3 years on the FHA board, 15 years with the Green Grass telephone company board and over 30 years on the Dewey County Election Board. Steve never met a sport he didn’t like and was very active in the school serving as the time keeper for all sporting events for over 35 years.   It was amazing how he could watch a basketball game and keep an eye on the door in case one of his kids left the game for outside activities.  Left to miss Steve is his wife Jeanne and children Sharon (John) Lawson, Stephen Shupick, Jr., Richard (Katherine) Shupick, Thomas (Wanda Brown) Shupick, Cheryl (Jim) Ferguson, Francis (Judy) Shupick, Charles (Wendy) Shupick, Mark (Darla) Shupick, Marie (Scott) Marks, Michael (Shana) Shupick. Grandchildren include  Jenny Lawson Farrugia, Jason Lawson, Tom Lawson, Richard Shupick, Christopher Shupick, Jeremy Shupick, Vanessa Shupick Gregson, Denise Shupick Amundson, Sean Huset, Chelsey Shupick Aisenbrey, Megan Shupick Hooker, Heather Shupick, Matthew Shupick, Macy Shupick, Alec Knight, Nikki Knight, Markus Knight, Marissa Moran, Jaycee Marks, Trevor Marks, Tregg Marks, Brandon Shupick, Taylor Shupick and Jordyn Shupick and numerous great grandchildren. He was welcomed in to heaven by his parents Louis and Hedwica Shupick, his sister Mary and his granddaughter who broke his heart, Stephanie Jean.  Pall bearers are Bud Neigel, Dick Zacher, Francis Zacher, Bob Berndt, Gerald Stapert and Joe Bowman. Honorary Pallbearers are all his friends near and far, as he never met a stranger.

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Virginia Kills Crow Clown

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Funeral Services For Virginia Kills Crow Clown, 59, of Dupree, are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Virginia entered the spirit world June 23, 2014, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell

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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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