John H. “Jack” Seymour


seymour, John, 79, Sturgis, died, Friday, February 20, 2015, at his residence.

He was born August 6, 1935, in Dupree, SD, to Happy and Nola (Brummet) Seymour.  He grew up in the Dupree area.  Jack married Joan Fairbanks September 25, 1955, in Dupree.

John as a youth was an 11 yr. member of 4-H.  John was a self-employed ranch operator from 1955 to 1958.  In 1959, he worked road construction for C H Lien.  In the early 60’s, John was a foreman for Sutton Ranch at Corson County.  From 1964-1968, John went to college at BHSC while working at the Homestake saw mill and the Black Hills Passion Play.  After completing college in the late 60’s and early 70’s, John was an Algebra Teacher in Sturgis and an Agriculture Teacher at Western Dakota Vo-tech.  He was president of the local telephone co-op for 2 years and Teacher Association President and Negotiator, Wrestling Coach (6 time conference champ), and a School Board Member for 3 years.  He was a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Meade County Fair Board member and Treasurer for 5 years, and chairman of the South Dakota Rangeland Days for 2 years.  In the 80’s, he was an Ag Finance Counselor for the Department of Agriculture.  John was also a candidate for Meade County State Representative.  In 1986-2009, John ranched and operated Bear Butte Gelbvieh of rural Sturgis.  In the fall of 2009, John retired into Sturgis.

He is survived by his sisters, Lois Sever, Deadwood, SD, Gail (Fred) Stambach of Dupree, SD, and Bonnie Picton of Longville, MN; one son, John Seymour Sturgis, SD; one daughter, Kathy Seymour Sturgis, SD; and two grandchildren, Derek and Amy, Sturgis, SD.      He was preceded in death by his parents, Happy and Nola Seymour, and his wife, Joan Seymour.

Visitation was held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Sturgis Church of Christ.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Church of Christ in Sturgis with Pastors Ron Ledford and Harold Delbridge officiating.

Burial followed at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to the local youth programs and Hospice of the Northern Hills.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkade

Richard “Dick” Anderson


Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Anderson, 76, of White Horse, SD, were held Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 2:00 PM MST at the Timber Lake School Gym.  Burial was as the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.  Visitation wasAnderson Dick Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM MST at the Anderson Lodge at White Horse.

Mr. Anderson passed away February 19 at St. Alexius Medical center in Bismarck.   Richard Dean Anderson was born on November 15, 1938, in Tenino, WA, to Russel and Mary (Brown) Anderson. In 1945 the family moved to Timber Lake, SD. Richard graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1956.   He married Mary Jane Ducheneaux on February 7, 1963. To this union their children, Teri, Kelli, and Lyle, were born. They moved to White Horse, SD, in 1965 when they joined a partnership with their cousin, Melvin Anderson, and began their ranching operation.

Richard loved visiting family and friends, and he also enjoyed having Mary Jane cook for all who came to their home.   Richard adored his grandchildren and was thrilled to have all of them call him “Pappy”.   Richard’s faith in the lord was strong and these are some words that he lived by: “Life is not made by dollars or by men that respect you or by lots of large friends or by lines on a page just for you. Life is your minutes made in the Name of Jesus, your most prized possession!”

Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Jane of White Horse, SD; his daughters, Teri (Jim) VanDusen of McLaughlin, SD, Kelli (Paul) Baker of Moorcroft, WY; his son, Lyle (Kim) Anderson of White Horse, SD; his grandchildren, Kyli VanDusen, Jace Baker, Bruz VanDusen, Jamie Baker, Savanna Anderson, Ryan Baker and Sloan Anderson; his brothers, Boyd (Vallee) Anderson of Eagle Butte, SD, John (DeLonn) Anderson of Phoenix, AZ.; his sisters, Sharon (Ed) Lind of Omak, WA, and Rosannah Stone of Omak, WA; his sister-in-law, Dixie Garr of Belle Fourche, SD; his adopted sons, Jess (Lisa) Schlosser of Timber Lake, SD, Ken (Roxanne) Ripley of Belle Fourche, SD and David (Megan) Klein of Alaska.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Rusty and Mary Anderson; and his brother, Gordon Anderson.

Rose Torres


Rose Torres, age 33, of Albuquerque, NM and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

She is survived by two sons: Martine Torres of Albuquerque, and Andres Lovato of Eagle Butte. Her father, Adolph Torres of Albuquerque and mother, Cheryl Runs After-Lopez of Eagle Butte. Two brothers: Dylan Torres of Anthony, TX and Sheldon Mann of Eagle Butte.

A one night wake begins at 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 19, 2015 St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 20th, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the Eagle Butte Community Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rooks & Annis Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD



Victor E. Herrald, Sr.


Victor E. Herrald, Sr., age 70, of Cherry Creek, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Cheyenne River Health Center.

He is survived by six sons: Victor Herrald Jr, of Eagle Butte, Tom Janis, Kyle, SD, Andrew Herrald, Cottonwood Creek, SD, Brian Herald, Sioux Falls, SD, Sam Herrald, Dupree, SD, Dan Herald, Rapid City, SD. Four daughters: Vicky Herrald, Topeka, KS, Samantha Herald Swift Bird, SD, Alison Herrald, Denver, CO, Drew Herrald, Oak Creek, SD. One brother: Charles Herald, Jr., Cherry Creek. Two sisters: Ruth Ann Herrald, Custer, SD and Juanita Herald, Rapid City, SD. Numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

A one night wake begins at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Cherry Creek Community Building, Cherry Creek, SD. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 18, at the Cherry Creek Community Building, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the Episcopal Cemetery at Cherry Creek.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rooks & Annis Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD


Kenneth Bruguier


Services for Kenneth Bruguier, 48, Eagle Butte,  were held Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. MT at C-EB High School Auditorium.

Burial followed at the Green Grass Congregational Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge. An all night wake was held on Monday, February 2, 2015 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.,  HV Johnston Cultural Center of Eagle Butte. Procession meets at 4 mile junction at 4:00 p.m. Kenneth passed Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Sharon Kay (Wulf) Maupin


Sharon Kay (Wulf) Maupin, 71, of Fort Pierre, SD, passed away January 31, 2015 at home in Fort Pierre, SD surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.  She was born March 13, 1943 in Redfield, Iowa to Donald Clair and Grace Lucille (Carpenter) Wulf. She was one of six children born to this union.

Sharon spent most of her youth growing up on ranches near Eagle Butte, SD.  She attended country school and enjoyed telling stories about riding her horse to school with her brother Don and sisters Sheryle and Janice.

On July 2, 1960 Sharon married the love of her life Thomas Edson Maupin in Pierre, SD. Tommy and Sharon lived in many different places during their 43 years of marriage including Idaho, Oregon, California, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas and Nevada but the majority of their married life was spent living in South Dakota.

They had two children Michelle Lynn and Brad William of whom they were extremely proud. Tommy and Sharon never missed an event that their children were involved in.

Sharon worked for the Stanley County Schools while her children were in school so that she could be home with them in the summers. After they graduated she started working in retail managing Roy’s Market in Elko, NV and as a department manager for the Walmart Store in Pierre, SD. She was very proud of the 23 years she was associated with Walmart. She was part of the original setup crew and was then the department manager for softlines for most of her career.

Sharon enjoyed her years of ranch life and loved to spend time telling stories of different happenings and adventures over the years. When traveling she would have different stories to tell from her lifetime depending on the area you were in. She would always talk about the people she knew and the adventures they had.

Sharon was a kind hearted person that no matter what kind of a day she may be having she would always put her feelings aside and have a smile and ask them how they were doing. She always worked to build great relationships with her friends and was always there for any family member that needed help. Family and friends meant everything to her.

As a Grandma, Sharon, had a special relationship with her grandchildren. She was always there to help and love them when they needed her and was always very proud of them.

In her fight with cancer she was just as concerned about everyone around her as she was for herself. She fought hard to beat the cancer for almost three years just to be able to spend more time with the people she loved.

Sharon is survived by her children, Michelle Barrett (Tim Jones), Fort Pierre, SD, Brad (WyLisa) Maupin, Pierre, SD, grandchildren Kimberly Barrett, Pierre, SD, Dustin Maupin, Ryder, ND and Thomas Maupin, Henry, SD and great granddaughter Jaidyn Maupin, CO. Siblings Donald (Donna) Wulf, Gillette, WY, Janice (Leonard) Deal, Fort Pierre, SD, Sheryle (Jerome) Schwahn, Fort Pierre, SD, John (Darlene) Wulf, Owanka, SD and Gerald (Donna) Wulf, Plankinton, SD, Nieces and Nephews, Brandy Maupin, Darin and Dan Wulf, Shawn, Kristy and Brian Deal, Stacey Bratrsovsky, John Jr., Justin, Amanda, Ward, Wade and Tyler Wulf, Kimberly Beens and Karla Morgan.  Sharon is also survived her extended family and wonderful beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son-in-law Gary Reed Barrett.

Memorials in Lieu of flowers can be directed to the Countryside Hospice of Pierre. Visitation will be February 6 at the Isburg Funeral Chapel 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service to follow at 6:00 p.m. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 7 at the United Methodist Church in Pierre. Inurnment is at the Scotty Phillip Cemetery. Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Williamette Jo Miner


Williamette Jo Miner, age 47 of Timber Lake, SD, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at a result of an auto accident near Timber Lake,SD.

She is survived by her husband, David Miner of Timber Lake. Three sons: Isaac Buckley of Timber Lake, Kip Blue Coat and Casey Buckley of Eagle Butte, SD. Two daughters: Lucinda Buckley and Misty Blue Coat of Mobridge, SD. One brother: John Buckley of Ft. Yates, ND, and three sisters: Evelyn Good House of Ft. Yates, Donita Melttte of Rapid City, SD and Stephanie Four Bear of Timber Lake. 8 Grandchildren.

A one night wake begins at 4 PM, (MST) Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in White Horse, SD. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 PM (MST). Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM (MST) Saturday, February 7, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, with Mother Margaret Watson and Rev. Norman Blue Coat Officiating. Burial will follow at the Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery at White Horse.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Annis & Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD. Online condolences may be offered at and our Rooks & Red Dog facebook page.

Ted W. Baldridge


Ted W. Baldridge, age 56, of Eagle Butte, SD, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte, SD.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Baldridge of Eagle Butte. One son, Michael William Baldridge of Elletsville, IN and one daughter, Amanda Baldridge of Ft. Wayne, IN. Two sisters, LeAnn Baldridge of Bloomington, IN and Lois Baldridge of Marion, IN. Three grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will begin at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Eagle Butte Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. A private scattering of cremains will take place at a later date in Indiana.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Annis, Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. Online condolences may be offered at and our Rooks & Red dog facebook page.

Lavonne Kay Briggs


Lavonne Kay Briggs passed away on Wednesday, January 14 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in August. She was born on July 2, 1946 in Dupree, SD to Harold and Dorothy (Joens) Brewer.

Lavonne was raised near Eagle Butte, SD and married Walter ‘K’ Briggs on July 3, 1964. She worked for a number of years in the bakery at Sutley’s Town & Ranch Market in Ft. Pierre and then for the State of South Dakota in the Personnel and Agriculture departments. After retiring from the State, Lavonne worked at Running’s and loved interacting with her customers.

Working outdoors and playing with her grandchildren and pets kept her busy and entertained. She was forever moving a flowerbed or rebuilding a patio or deck space in her yard. She went on trips with her children to the Netherlands and Mexico, and brought home great memories and stories to tell. A few years ago, she planted a vineyard and began making wine as a hobby.

Lavonne lived and died on her terms; she was full of spunk and a wonderful lady who will be remembered for her friendliness, her easy laugh and her zest for life.

Lavonne is survived by her children, Lea Briggs (Todd Quinn) of Albuquerque, NM, Keith Briggs of Pierre, SD, Darcy Briggs (Linda Comeaux) of Littleton, CO, and Justin (Kristine) Briggs of Aurora, CO, and grandchildren, Derek (Mikala) Simon, Reid Simon, Riley Briggs, Wyatt Briggs, Haley Jackson, Peyton Briggs, Allison Briggs and Owen Briggs. Also surviving her are her sisters, Charlotte (Lawrence) Lesmeister and Donna Davis, brother Dale (Stella) Brewer, and many nieces and nephews. BriggsShe was preceded in death by her parents, one nephew and one niece.

Lavonne’s life celebration was held on Saturday, January 24th at 3pm CT at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre, SD. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be directed to the Pierre-Fort Pierre Area Humane Society or the Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center in Pierre.

Barbara Marlene Zephier (Haskell)


Barbara Marlene Zephier (Haskell) of Lower Brule, SD passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Armour, South Dakota.

Funeral services were held at 10:00a.m. MST, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Lunch was served after the service. Burial took place at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, LaPlant, SD, following lunch.

A two-night wake services was held beginning at 7:00p.m. MST, Monday, January 26, 2015 and 7:00p.m. MST, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the church. Services commenced with a procession from the 4 mile junction at 4:00p.m.on Monday. Visitation was at the Episcopal Church fellowship hall beginning the evening of January 26 until the morning funeral service on the 28th