Obituaries

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.

 

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.

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

Moses “Skip” Jamison

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Funeral services for Moses “Skip” Jamison, Sr., 48, of McLaughlin, will be Friday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m., CDT, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, McLaughlin. Burial follows at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Ft. Yates. Visitation begins at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, leaving in procession at 5:30 p.m. to the McLaughlin Blue Gym for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Moses entered the spirit world June 19, 2014, at St. Alexius, Bismarck.

Louise Widow

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Funeral services for Louise Widow, 80, of Red Scaffold, SD, will be Monday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. at the Red Scaffold Gym. Burial follows at Frazier Cemetery, rural Red Scaffold, under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Meet on the Red Scaffold Hill on Sunday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. to process to the gym for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Louise entered the spirit world June 18, 2014, in Pierre.

Alvin “Lee” Rivers

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Funeral services for Alvin “Lee” Rivers, 70, of Eagle Butte, were held Thursday, June 19th, at 9:00 a.m., MDT, at Stout Family Funeral Home Chapel, 24339 US Hwy 212, Eagle Butte, with Pastor Norman Blue Coat and Richard Charging Eagle officiating. Music was provided by Daryl Whipple and Lakota Tribe Drum Group. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. Casketbearers were Leland Logg, Jalen Brown, Richard Brown, Merle High Elk, Malik (Rivers) Whirlwind Soldier, Jared and Greg Bourland and Romey Garreau. We met at the 4-mile Jct. at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to process to the chapel for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Lee passed away June 13, 2014, in Rapid City, SD.

Alvin Leroy “Lee” Rivers was born August 5, 1943, at Cheyenne Agency, South Dakota to James and Virginia (Smells The Log) Rivers. Alvin entered the spirit world at Rapid City Regional Hospital on June 13, 2014.

Alvin spent time in California as a child, later attending Cheyenne River Boarding School, Stephan Boarding School and Pierre Indian school. Alvin entered the U.S. Army on September 12, 1960, serving in Germany before being discharged June 21, 1963.

After his discharge, Alvin moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he met Doris Buettner. They married June 19, 1974, and remained married up until the time of his passing. To this union five children were born, Stephanie, Christopher, Joseph, Nicholas, Matthew and his son Michael from a previous marriage. Alvin and Doris moved back to Eagle Butte in the mid 1980’s. He worked at various jobs, but retired from the B.I.A. as a custodian with the Eagle Butte School System.

Alvin loved baseball and wanted to start a team again to give the youth a chance at playing the game. He coached the Eagle Butte Bears, the youth team, and the Eagle Butte Royals, the senior team, and enjoyed traveling with the teams. His love for the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals had him buying new memorabilia each year, but he still loved his older Royals hat that he wore everywhere he went. He enjoyed helping others even when he didn’t have much. He spent time trimming trees and giving Merle High Elk jobs around his house. Alvin was a member of the Cheyenne River Veterans group and took great pride in honoring those that have served our country. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Alvin is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Doris; his children, Stephanie (Richard) Brown, Sacramento, C.A., Matthew (Amanda) Rivers, Portales, N.M., Christopher (Stacey) Rivers, Illinois and Nicholas Rivers, Mitchell, S.D., along with numerous grandchildren and other extended family.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, James and Virginia Logg and 2 sons, Michael and Joseph.

Alvin “Lee” Rivers

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Funeral services for Alvin “Lee” Rivers, 70, of Eagle Butte, will be Thursday, June 19th, at 9:00 a.m.  MDT, at Stout Family Funeral Home Chapel, 24339 US Hwy 212, Eagle Butte. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to process to the chapel for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Lee passed away June 13, 2014, in Rapid City, SD.

Kristi Leigh Jensen

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Kristi Leigh Jensen, 39, of Lantry, S.D., entered the Spirit World on Monday, June 9, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She is survived by her special friend, Miranda “Randi” Marshall, of Lantry. Two adopted sons, Jasper Hill and Sidney Morgan of Lantry. Her mother, Diana LaPlante-Jensen of Lantry. One brother, Tate Jensen Rapid City. One sister, Kathi Jensen of Lantry. Two nieces, Kamari Jensen and Lieryn Jensen of Lantry. A one-night wake began at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 15, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Eagle Butte. Prayer services were at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services began at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 16, at the C-EB Auditorium, with Mother Margaret Watson and Rev. Byron Buffalo, UCC Pastor officiating. Burial was at the Lantry Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. Online condolence may be sent to rooksfh.com & Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home Facebook page

Anita Elaine “Suzie” LaRoche Reinhard

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Anita Elaine “Suzie” LaRoche Reinhard, 71, of Pierre died June 6, 2014, at Avera Maryhouse. A wake started at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, at Pierre Indian Learning Center Old Gym continuing until the time of the service on Wednesday. Prayer service was 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the gym. Services were 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, at Pierre Indian Learning Center Old Gym. Interment was in the Scotty Philip Cemetery.

Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel.  Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com

Suzie was born to Fred Daniel LaRoche and Bessie “Arlene” Thompson LaRoche on January 23, 1943, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota.  Suzie attended schools in Springfield, Pierre Indian Learning Center, Stephan and Old Cheyenne Agency.  She furthered her education at SDSU Culinary (Home EC) Class for her PILC position as Cook for 23 years.

Suzie, as a little girl, had special Cousins that lived with them for a period of time:  Antoine “Pudgy”, Marvin and Patsy LaRoche in Ft. George, South Dakota.

On September 13, 1961, Suzie was united in marriage to Laurence E “Sonny” Reinhard in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.  Born to this marriage are her children: Mark, Cherylyn and Fanchon.  Sonny and Suzie left Ft. Pierre and followed the construction life in Gunnison, CO and Pawnee, OK, and then moved back to Ft. Pierre, SD in 1972.  Suzie started working at White Way Locker and Sutley’s Market in Ft. Pierre and Sooper Dooper Grocery in Pierre, SD.  In October 1986, she began her career as a Cook for the PILC in Pierre, SD.  She cooked, served and loved the children who came thru the cafeteria until her retirement in October of 2009.  She had two special grandsons who attended the PILC:  Jeremiah Robertson from North Dakota and Francis Little Elk of McLaughlin, SD.

Suzie enjoyed attending her daughter’s softball games and tournaments.  Her interests included: going to the casino, listening and dancing to country music, cooking family dinners, developing new recipes for generations to use, watching movies, being with her beloved Miss Kitty; and enjoying her grandchildren (especially when they spent the summers with her, watching movies, going out to dinner, shopping, listening to music and learning to dance with Grandma.)

Suzie and Sonny’s legacy is 17 grandchildren: Mandee (Jared) Adrian of Sioux Falls, SD, Melissa and Clayton Reinhard of Sioux Falls, SD,  Coy and Cayne Reinhard of Ft. Pierre, SD, Cyler Reinhard of Edgemont, SD, Cay’d Sedlacek, Jacey Schmidt of Yankton, SD, Royce (Kami) Pease of Ft. Pierre, SD, Cameron Pease of Rapid City, SD, Ryan, Reed and Randee Gray of Lower Brule, SD, Marissa and Jess West of Crown Point, NM, Melissa and Mariah Miner of Sioux Falls, SD;  six great-grandchildren: McKenzye, Jaylyn, Jaycyn, and Taylor Adrian of Sioux Falls, SD, Blayze Reinhard of Pierre, SD, and Kaydence Schmidt of Yankton, SD; special great-granddaughter (her namesake), Gabriella Elaine Miner to arrive October 3, 2014 .

Her brother and sister blessed her with special nieces and nephews: Bernard Long of Pukwana, SD, Janis Wiese Claudson of Missouri, Cameron Parker of Sioux Falls, Karleen Parker of Black Hawk, SD, Harlee Langdeau and Frederick LaRoche of Lower Brule, SD, and Jeremiah LaRoche of Brooklyn, NY.

Suzie was survived by her children:  Mark (Vicky) Reinhard, of Fort Pierre and two daughters:  Cherylyn (and special friend, Anita) Reinhard, of Sioux Falls and Fanshon(Dale) Gray, of Lower Brule; her special daughter, Mary Ann West; brother, Frederick “Fritz” (Cheryll) LaRoche of Lower Brule, SD, 16 Grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; uncles:    Erwin (Doe-Doe) LaRoche and Bill Thompson, aunts: Esther Spears and Winona Long; many cousins and other extended family members.

Suzie is preceded in death by her husband, Laurence “Sonny” Reinhard, parents Fred and Arlene LaRoche, sister, Fanchon LaRoche Parker, very special aunt, Majel West, aunts: Muffet Moore and Amelia LaRoche; uncles:  Benjamin and JW “Jiggs” Thompson, and Tony and Marvin LaRoche; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Ruth Thompson;  paternal grandparents, Alex and Emma LaRoche; and cousins:  Louie, Sam and Marvin LaRoche.

Norma Jean (Tree Top) Snyder

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Funeral services for Norma Jean (Tree Top) Snyder, 65, of Kansas City, M.O., formerly of Little Eagle, S.D., will be Wednesday, June 11th, at 11:00 a.m., CDT, at Stout Family Funeral Home, 519 7th Ave. East, Mobridge. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Little Eagle. Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, with prayer services at 7:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Norma passed away May 31, 2014, in Kansas City, M.O.

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