Chauncey Wade Iron Wing was born November 15, 1956, at Old Cheyenne Agency, South Dakota to Gilford and Pearl (Defender) Iron Wing. Chauncey was raised in Whitehorse, attending his early years of school in Whitehorse, later attending Eagle Butte Boarding School where he stayed in the dorms. Chauncey was always looking for something to do other than hang around the house. He liked helping out area ranchers do chores. That would give him some candy, pop and chips money. He also enjoyed picking wild cherries, plums, currants and wild turnips and playing a little cards. In the winter, he’d help chop wood and haul water and loved to mess around with horses, even getting bucked off quite a few times, but he was learning. He also learned a lot by helping ranchers in Whitehorse and Promise, especially Debbie and Roman Ducheneaux. Chauncey, or Clance, as he was sometimes known, liked to travel after growing up, and made his way to Springfield, Missouri to stay with his sister, Marlene and husband Gene Taber. He learned to work with concrete laying sidewalks and driveways. He also traveled to Fayetteville, Tennessee with his Aunt Lucille Towry. In his later years, Chauncey resided in Eagle Butte where he had friends and enjoyed walking around Eagle Butte. He enjoyed sitting in the tribal office visiting and having coffee. Driving down Main Street, you’d often get a glimpse of Chauncey visiting or just walking. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Those left to mourn his passing include his siblings, Gilford “Jughead” (Darla) Iron Wing, McLaughlin, SD, Renee Iron Wing, McLaughlin, SD, Hazel (Andrew) Traversie, Whitehorse, SD and Carrie Iron Wing, Whitehorse, SD. Also surviving is his daughter, Annie Nichols of Eagle Butte; grandchildren, Dayson Kennedy (8), Ava Pearman (3) and the twins, Chance and Chase Bordeaux (6 months) along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to list. Chauncey was preceded in death by his parents, Gilford and Pearl Iron Wing; a son in infancy, Randolph James Ridley and siblings, Robert, Morris and Marty Iron Wing and Georgianne Claymore and Debbie Ducheneaux.
Funeral services for Robert Martin Miranda, stillborn son of Marti Jo and Sergio Miranda-Aguirre of Ridgeview S.D., were held Friday, January 31, at 11:00 a.m., MST, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ridgeview, with Father Matt Fallgren officiating. Burial followed at Mossman Cemetery. Robert entered the spirit world January 29, 2014, in Pierre. Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge.
Robert’s Surviving Family included his Parents, Sergio and Marti Jo; Siblings, Zak, Sergio, Jr., Destiny and Liliana; Paternal Grandparents, Jose Fernando and Virginia Miranda; Maternal Grandparents, Vernon and Kathy Martin; Great Grandparents, Guadalupe Cano, Avin and JoAnne Martin; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins with A Special Heartfelt Thanks To: Dr. J.L. Minde and Nurses, Carla Watkins and Crystal Kirschenman at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Funeral service for Denver Enright, age 67 of Timber Lake was 10:30 a.m., MT Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Timber Lake Community Center. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation Friday, January 31, 2014, started at 5 p.m. at the New Hope Church in Timber Lake with a family prayer service at 7 p.m.. Denver passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Bradley Denver Enright was born January 30, 1946, to Bryce and LeVera (Milliken) Enright. He grew up north of Timber Lake, attending Long Butte country school for 8 years and graduating from Timber Lake High School in 1964. He married Adele Thompson on June 5, 1965. Denver was first and always a rancher and a cowboy and one of his most loved jobs was the years he spent working with Pat and Garnet Peterson riding the Grand River Range.
During his life Denver did many different things in addition to ranching. He was parts man for Timber Lake Motors and for Biegler’s NAPA Store, worked at Cheese Plant, was employed by Corson County Highway Dept, was a certified law officer serving as Chief of Police for City of Timber Lake and Deputy Dewey County Sheriff.
He truly loved the sale barns and livestock auctions, and he attended auctioneer school in 1974. He was a S.D. Brand Inspector for 30 years and was named S.D. Brand Inspector of the Year in 2005. He loved rodeo and horse events and loved team roping best of all. He may have loved Old Man’s Breakaway Roping even more as he traveled with Marvin Gill all over the state and they had a blast! Denver spent many hours in the practice arena with his sons, and later with his grandchildren and while there was some screaming and cursing involved, he was so very proud of all of them!
Denver had cancer in 2007 and again in 2013. He struggled this past year but made many new friends during chemo’s day long treatments at Cancer Center of Aberdeen. He was a man of many interests and while he was so sick, he took up photography, changed his gardening to containers and grew a bumper crop of tomatoes which he made into salsa.
He was able to read history, cook once in a while and attend the kid’s Standing Rock Rodeos. He got to meet and bond with Hayden Roy “Cactus Jack” Neuheisel, his great grandson born February 20, 2013. He texted his grandchildren and loved his family so much.
After he was so very sick, he decided to go to church and gave his heart to God, becoming a member of the New Hope Church of Timber Lake. His time left on earth was made easier by visits and phone calls with Pastor Bryce and the prayers of those who loved him.
He was able to stay at home with the help of West Winds Home Health, and Gary and Ramona Simon, Kendra and Justin Enright and his sons and families. He looked forward to visits from friends and enjoyed having Sierra and J.D. and their friends around so he could fuss at them!
Denver is survived by his wife of 48 years Adele, son Richard Enright and Sierra and J.D., son Mitchell Enright and daughter-in-law Colette, Erin and Elliot Neuheisel and Hayden and Haley Enright. Also surviving is one brother Rod(Mavis) Enright, stepmother Alice Enright, step-brothers; Curtis (Sue) Witte, Roger (Samantha) Witte, step-sisters; Leann (Vern) Hintz, Lynn Hayward, Roxie (Craig) Hanson and Sherry Witte, many cherished cousins and aunts and uncles and his Thompson-in-laws, Corinna Thompson, Vicky (Harold) Waterland, and Bub (D’Anne) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryce and LeVera, his in-laws Irvin and Marian Thompson and his brother-in-law, Earl Thompson.
Keith Preston Red Bird was born in Eagle Butte, S.D. on October 9, 1969, to the late Paul Robert Red Bird and Audrey Lois Blue Coat. Keith spent his younger years in the Dupree area and was especially close to his Grandma Annie Red Bird and his Auntie Minerva Little Elk, with whom he lived for much of his childhood. He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD in 1988. In 1992, he graduated from the Welding and Carpentry Programs at Anaconda Job Corps, Anaconda, M.T. While at Anaconda Job Corps, he received numerous “Carpentry of the Month” awards. He also played on the basketball and softball teams and was on the fire crew at Anaconda. After graduation from Job Corps, Keith went to work as a welder in Fargo, N.D. He received his CDL endorsement from College of Eastern Utah, Price, U.T, in March 1999. Keith worked in numerous occupations throughout his life including welder, carpenter, heavy equipment operator, and truck driver. He also received certified training in hazardous waste, asbestos, and radioactive materials removal. This specialized training allowed Keith the opportunity to travel nationwide working on various hazardous emergency response teams. Keith was even called to Washington D.C. shortly after the 9/11 attack to work on cleaning up anthrax contamination in several federal buildings. At the time of his death, Keith was working in the Denver, Colorado area in the construction trade. Keith married Teresa Grant, of Montezuma Creek, U.T., on May 10, 1997. To this union, two children were born – Ocianna Sirene Red Bird and Wastje Kohla Red Bird. In 2004, Keith and Teresa became certified as foster parents, and during the next year they fostered 7 children. Prior to his marriage to Teresa, Keith became the proud father of two other children, Lucinda and Shalene, who brought him much pride and happiness. Keith loved to laugh and joke with his friends and family and his smile will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Red Bird of Montezuma Creek, UT; daughters, Lucinda Erin Rose Red Bird, Shalene L. Red Bird; Ocianna Sirene Red Bird; son, Wastje Kohla Red Bird; five grandchildren; sisters, Paula Jo Red Bird and Jean Red Bird; and brothers, Eric Red Bird, Sr. and Jared LaBlanc, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Tony H. Feist, 94, of Deadwood, passed peacefully from this life with his son and daughter-in-law by his side on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Visitation was be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Sturgis. The Funeral Service was 10 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of the Northern Hills, Deadwood, S.D. with Pastor Stan Engel officiating. Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery with full military honors.
Tony was born April 26, 1919, in Eagle Butte to Anton and Magdalena (Bitz) Feist. When Tony was a toddler his dad died in a tragic farming accident in 1920. Times were hard and the family moved around the area to find better opportunities. Tony’s mother married William Hanken in 1923. Tony has fond memories and shared many stories of working for Cap Mossman Cattle Company and other farm families. He loved the country life and was no stranger to hard work and hard times.
Tony entered the Army Air Corp April 13, 1942, he supervised a crew of six men as flight chief in charge of the radio shop maintaining transmitters for aircraft monitoring at Williams Field. It was at a USO dance that he met Jennie Francis Pruett in Mesa, Arizona. He was honorably discharged December 7, 1945. Tony and Jennie were married at St. Ambrose Parish, Deadwood July 24, 1946. It was in Deadwood that they raised their two children Susan and Alan. He was co-owner of Clark Tire and Oil Company and upon his retirement he was the Sinclair Bulk Oil Distributor.
Tony’s enjoyed travel, piloting small planes, working on old radios and cars, time spent at “The Place” in St. Onge, and the annual Thrashing Bee. Tony’s joy was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step father, three sisters, three brothers and wife Jennie Francis.
He is survived by his wife, Lila, Rapid City, daughter Susan (Mike) Donley, Sioux City, Iowa; son, Alan and his wife Marlys, Deadwood. Grandchildren; Becky (Bryan) Dixon, Omaha, Steven and Kristy Donley, Chicago, Trisha Donley, Sioux Falls, Katie Feist, Lead, Toni Feist, Deadwood, Kelsey (Mark) Horton, Silver City, NM He was Great Papa to; Charlotte Jennie Horton, NM, Trevor and Taylor Dixon, Omaha.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Edwina “Dee” Morales, 50, LaPlant, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at I.H.S. Hospital, Eagle Butte.Funeral services were 1:00 p.m.C.T., Tuesday, January 28, at the Community Building, White Horse, with Mother Margaret Watson and Rev. Norman Blue Coat officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Episcopal Cemetery. Wake services began at 7:00 p.m.C.T., Monday, January 27, at the Community Building, with a procession 4:00 p.m.C.T., east of town. Luce Funeral Chapel was entrusted with Edwina’s arrangements.