Obituaries

Merle S. Sargent

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 Merle S. Sargent, age 60, and Vietnam Veteran of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, March 3 at the Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte.

He is survived by his two sons, Lee Sargent and Clinton Sargent of Eagle Butte; Five daughters: Paige Bowker, Rhea Hall, Bonnie LaClaire, Connie Cavanaugh and Joni Bowker of Eagle Butte; Four brothers: Ivan Sargent of Stephan, SD, Kermit Sargent and Tedd Sargent of Sioux Falls, SD, Bob Dunsmore of Eagle Butte; a half brother, George LaMont of Rapid City, SD, and adopted brother, Dale Thompson of Ft. Thompson, SD.;  One sister, April Pahawpatphoko of Lawton, OK. 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A one night wake began at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Eagle Butte; Funeral services werer at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Mother Margaret Watson and Sister Addie Morris officiating. Interment with full military rites followed at 3:00 p.m at Black Hills National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD.

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Chandler Defender

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Funeral services for Chandler Defender, 33, of Rapid City, formerly of Mobridge and Ft. Yates, will be Saturday, March 15, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Mission, Ft. Yates. Burial  follows at Assumption Cemetery, Kenel. We will leave Stout Family Funeral Home at 5:00 p.m. Friday in procession to the AJ Agard Building, Ft. Yates, for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Chandler entered the spirit world March 7, 2014, in Rapid City.

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Lenny Cook

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Mass of Christian Burial for Lenny Cook, 54 of Glad Valley were 10:00 a.m. MT, Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Isabel Community Center. Burial at Hillview Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge. Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014, started at 5 p.m. MT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a rosary at 7 p.m. MT, all night wake at Community Center after the rosary. Lenny passed away March 4, 2014, at IHS Hospital,  Eagle Butte.

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Robert W. Sands

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Robert W. Sands, Vietnam Veteran, and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spiritual World on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Banner-Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, A.Z.

He is survived by his wife Kathy Sands of Winslow, A.Z.; one son, Benjamin Sands, of Chinle, A.Z.; two daughters: Carla Bia of Chinle and Roberta Sands of Queen Creek, A.Z. Three brothers: Steve Brown Wolf and Clem White Dog of Eagle Buttte and three sisters: Darla Strong Heart, Colleen Brown Wolf and Connie LeBeau of Eagle Butte. Also he survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

A one night wake began at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Johnson Cultural Center at Eagle Butte, S.D. Funeral Services began at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, at the Johnson Cultural Center, with Mr. Robert Charging Eagle officiating. Burial follow ed at Ascension Cemetery at Black Foot, S.D.

Friends may offer condolences at rooksfh.com

Funeral arrangements haven been entrusted with Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD.

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Lenny Cook

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Lenny Cook, age 54 of Glad Valley passed away March 4, 2014, at IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte.

Arrangements are pending with Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge, S.D.

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Dorothy Miner

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Funeral services for Dorothy Miner, 83, of White Horse, S.D., was Saturday, March 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, White Horse. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. They met at the White Horse Jct. off BIA Road 3 at 5:00 p.m. Friday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dorothy entered the spirit world March 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Mobridge.

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Charlotte Lawrence

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Mass of Christian Burial for Charlotte Lawrence, 95 of WhiteHorse was at 10 a.m. MT, Friday, February 28, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation began Thursday at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the church.  Charlotte passed away February 24, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Mobridge.

Charlotte (Rousseau) Lawrence, Win Cante’ Waste, Good Hearted Woman, was born on February 4, 1919, at Cheyenne River Agency, S.D. to Francis and Molly (Traversie) Rousseau. She grew up in the White Horse, S.D. area until April 2012 when she moved to the Mobridge Golden Living Center and resided there until the time of her death. She attended Stephan Catholic Boarding School until the 11th grade, then graduated from Cheyenne River Agency Boarding School in 1938.

Charlotte married Clarence Lawrence on February 16, 1940, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Whitehorse. They were soon blessed with the births of their children, Clarence “Pepsi”, Justin, Roger, Paul, Richard, Arlyn, Patricia and Marty. Charlotte worked for the White Horse Headstart as a cook and then for the South Dakota Extension Office. She enjoyed working with families and reminiscing about the days she worked with the extension program. She retired in 1982 to be a full-time rancher’s wife. Clarence and Charlotte loved their ranch and the fulfilling life it brought.

Charlotte was known to many as a very knowledgeable homemaker. A person never needed the internet or history book when Charlotte was around. If you had a question about baking, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, canning or any other household question, she knew the answer. Many days, she would receive phone calls from family members or friends asking questions on how to bake or cook something. Card games were one of her favorite past times; she would play a competitive cribbage game with anyone who was willing to try and loved playing the card game “golf” with a large group of friends and family, although whomever sat next to her, had a tendency to win. The grandkids and nieces all wanted to sit next to grandma. Clarence and Charlotte loved to watch rodeos, often they had a son or grandchild participating. Some of their quiet enjoyable times were sitting on their deck with each other in the evening just enjoying the outdoors. She loved each of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren dearly and enjoyed chatting with them as often as possible.

Charlotte was a woman of very strong faith; she always offered prayers to whoever needed them. She was member of St. Theresa Catholic Church her entire life. She was known for baking bread for the Holy Thursday mass every year.

Charlotte is survived by seven children, Justin (Jenny) Lawrence of White Horse, SD; Roger (Mona) Lawrence of Parade, SD; Paul (Jolene) Lawrence of Eagle Butte, SD; Richard (Lisa) Lawrence of Parade, SD; Arlyn (Cheryl) Lawrence of Promise, SD; Pat Lawrence of White Horse, SD; Marty (Monica) Lawrence of White Horse, SD; daughter-in-law, Tootsie Lawrence of Mobridge; sister, Becky Bear of Denver, CO, three sisters-in-law, Melda Lee of Lewiston, CA; Mae LeBeau of Box Elder, SD; and Wanda Warren of Redding, CA; thirty grandchildren,  eight three great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and Godchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, son, Pepsi, daughter-in-law, Betty Lawrence, grandson, Shannon Lawrence, granddaughter-in-law, Leva Lawrence, two infant grandchildren, parents, Francis and Molly Rousseau, two brothers, Joe Bush Rousseau and Narcisse Rousseau, sisters, Ester Bentley, Delphine Lawrence, Jenny Nelson, and Margaret Avery.

“Charlotte was like a flower wherever she was planted she bloomed”

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Cordelia Iron Lighting Dupris

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Cordelia Iron Lighting Dupris Wayang Hipi Win “Came to See Her” was born January 27, 1923, in the Fox Ridge area south of Eagle Butte, S.D., to Grant Sr. and Mollie (High Elk) Iron Lighting.

Cordelia attended public school in rural Ziebach County at the Butler Day School, she attended the school until the 5th grade. She attended the Cheyenne River Agency Boarding School through 11th grade.

Cordelia married Wilmar Dupris, Sr. on September 28, 1942. They took residence in Iron Lighting until the later 50’s when they moved to the John Stoval Ranch located up the Moreau River near Flintrock Creek.

Wilmar and Cordelia had ten children: Barbara, Wilma Romona (deceased), Douglas, Casey (deceased), Kermit, Wilmer Jr., Dana, Jacaqueline Marie (deceased) Carol and Constance.

Cordelia was a step-mother to David  “Bud” Dupris (deceased). Cordelia’s siblings are Florence Lafferty, Caroline Cook- Fiddler, Delores Harfield, Amy Curley, Veronica Iron Lighting, John, Peter and Grant Jr. “Sonny” and Dale.

In 1974, she was employed as a nurse’s aid at the local I.H.S. hospital and worked in some capacity until retiring in 1988. After retiring, Cordelia learned how to do bead work from Andrea Rave and was soon noted for her sunburst pattern coin purses, medallions and bolo ties.

Cordelia is the grandma to 40 tokojas, 89 great grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition, to this she at sometime, cared for a total of 72 nieces and nephews.

Cordelia is a member of the “Winyan Omniciye”, a woman’s organizations, American Legion Auxiliary Post 191, North American Indian Woman’s Association and was a loyal supporter of Veteran’s Organizations. Cordelia was chosen NAIWA “Woman of the Year” in 1997 for her dedication and commitment to promoting and strengthening awareness to many people.

Cordelia’s belief in the Lakota tradition held firm when she completed the “hunka” process of adopting some special children: Susie Payne, Stephen Smith, Lloyd “Dana” Jensen (deceased) and John Bachman. She was a very special mother, aunt and grandmother to many people.

Cordelia lost her husband, Wilmer Sr. on January 24, 1996, after 53 years of marriage. She lost four children: Wilma Ramona, who died as an infant; Jacqueline Marie on February 2, 1968; David “Bud” on August 21, 2004; and Casey “Big Casey” on July 22, 2007. Cordelia lost a daughter-in-law Veltina Dupris recently on January 22, 2014.

Cordelia passed away at approximately 2:00 a.m. on February 12, 2014, surrounded by family.

Cordelia is survived by her sister Veronica Iron Lighting of Eagle Butte; sons: Douglas (Eleanor) and Dana (Wynema) both of Iron Lighting; Kermit (Nancy) of Eagle Butte and Wilmer “Fred” of Ft. Yates, N.D.; John (Lily) Bachman of Eagle Butte, and Stephen (Sarah ) Smith of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters; Barbara Dupris of Iron Lighting; Carol (Tom) Knight and Constance of Eagle Butte; and Susie (Steve) Payne of Sturgis.

Wake services were held on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Eagle Butte, S.D. Funeral services were held of February 17, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte at 10:00 a.m. by Father David Hussey, Father Les Campbell. Interment was at the D Family Cemetery in Iron Lighting, South Dakota.

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Louis Maynard Jones, Jr.

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Saint Paul Resident, Louis Maynard Jones, Jr., age 53, passed away at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska on December 21, 2013.

Louis was born in Pierre, South Dakota to the late Louis Sr. and Marie Jones on September 17, 1960.

Louis was a Solid Waste Manager with the City of St. Paul until his retirement in November 2013. He was a long time member of the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department and retired as Chief in 2011. Louis was also a member of the Emergency Medical Technician Squad. He was an advocate and volunteered his time with Victim Services; an organization against Domestic Violence. Louis was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed camping, barbequing and hiking.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Brenda Jones; son Dustin Jones; granddaughter Leslie Jones; grandson Caleb Zacharof; brother Joseph Jones; sister-in-law Barbara Iron Wing; sister Chauncina Bourdukofsky; brother-in-law Jason Bourdukofsky, Sr.; godfather Greg Fratis, Sr.; nieces Tara Bourdukofsky, Connie Bergo, Binni Bourdukofsky, Sharana and Chauncina Iron Wing; nephews Jason Jr., and Benedict Bourdukofsky, George Jr. and Racine Iron Wing; cousins Curtis and Keith Marshall, Leatrice Penny, Coretta Bowker, Candice, Linda, Patty and Billy Lebeau, Charlene and Michael Four Bear, Clem White Dog and Jennifer Molas; godchildren Ryan Kozloff, Kayla Kushin and Jared Philemonoff and many great grand nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents Louis M. Jones, Sr., and Hazel Marie Jones; brothers George Sr. and Larry Iron Wing; grandson Dyllan Jones; godmother Alice Philemonoff; nephew Mark Iron Wing; and Aunts Hazel Four Bear and Dorothy Lebeau.

A burial service was held at the Saints Peter & Paul Church in St. Paul, Alaska where he was remembered by many. Louis was laid to rest at the St. Paul Cemetery.

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Kolleen Kay Hagel

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Kolleen Kay Hagel, 71, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. Born in Eagle Butte, S.D. on May 28, 1942, to Melvin and Iona Bringman.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, Lincoln N.E.

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