Funeral services for Keith Red Bird, 46, of Denver, and formerly of Eagle Butte, will be Thursday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte. Burial follows at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery, Thunder Butte, under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to process to the church for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Keith entered the spirit world January 10, 2014, in Denver.
Funeral services for Evelyn Uses Arrow, 86, of Little Eagle, will be Saturday, January 25, at 11:00 a,m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Little Eagle. Burial follows at the church cemetery. Visitation begins at 3:00 p.m. Friday, leaving in procession at 4:00 p.m., from Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, to the Little Eagle Blue Gym for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Evelyn entered the spirit world January 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Mobridge.
Funeral services for Rockilynn LaVae Hayes 3 month old infant daughter of Rodney and Stephanie Hayes of Pierre, S.D., was on Monday at 10:00 a.m. MST at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, S.D. Rev. Margaret Watson officiating. An All night wake service was held Sunday evening Beginning at 6:00 p.m at the Church. Relatives and friends met Sunday at 5:00 p.m. MST at the 4 mile junction. Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Marie Maier, age 47, of Morristown, S.D., was held 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 17, 2014, at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon, S.D., with Rev. Gerhardt Juergens officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will immediately follow the funeral before travelling to the burial at the Hillside Cemetery in Morristown, SD.
Marie Kay (Neigel) Maier was born to Clarence (Bud) and Helen Neigel on May 2nd, 1966, in Gettysburg, S.D. She grew up in Eagle Butte where she graduated Valedictorian of her class at Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School in May of 1984. She continued her education at Northern State College in Aberdeen graduating with an Associate Degree in May 1986. She immediately began her career at Eide Helmke of Aberdeen and worked until October 1988. Upon her marriage to Dennis, she worked as a legal secretary for the States Attorney office in McIntosh and Lemmon. In November of 1993 she accepted a position as Administrative Assistant for Dacotah Bank in Lemmon until December of 2012. Marie’s pleasant smile and caring personality brought her in contact with many patrons of the bank.
She was united in marriage to Dennis Maier on October 15, 1988, where they made their home on the family ranch south of Morristown. To this union, they were blessed with three children: Kaci (21), Darin (18), and Jordan (14). This past fall, they celebrated 25 incredible, loving years of marriage.
Marie was a member of the Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in Morristown where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also active in Lemmon Sports Boosters, school activities, helping out with the family trucking business, and the day-to-day ranching operation. In addition, she also was the World’s Greatest Wife and Mother to her family. Her pleasant smile and soft spoken personality made friendships with everyone she met. Along with her smile, her witty nature, crazy jokes, and little pranks always gave people a chuckle and will be missed by all.
Her hobbies and life ambitions were taking care of and spending time with her family. She enjoyed attending the kids’ sporting events, school and church activities, playing cards, and camping/boating at the lake with family and friends. Marie will be greatly missed by Micki, the loving family ranch dog. Marie enjoyed spoiling Micki, who would leave her ranch duties to go meet Marie when she was in sight.
Marie was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer in December of 2012. Throughout her thirteen month courageous battle with cancer she became an inspiration to her family, friends, and all who knew her. She and her loved ones were carried through this difficult trial with their strong faith and love for the Lord. Marie was called to her eternal home in Heaven on Monday, January 13th, 2014, with her husband at her side at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, N.D.
Keeping her close to their hearts are her husband, Dennis and their children, Kaci, Darin, and Jordan Maier, all of Morristown, SD; her mother and father, Bud and Helen Neigel, Eagle Butte, S.D.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Jean Neigel, Rick and Tina Neigel, all of Eagle Butte, S.D.; one sister and brother-in-law, Colette and Kevin VanWell, Watertown, S.D.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Larry Hendricks, Bison, S.D., Jim and Nancy Maier, Elgin, ND, and Nancy and Bruce Kappes, Aberdeen, S.D.; mother-in-law, Corrine Maier, Lemmon, S.D.; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Butch) Taylor, Sara (Chris) VanWhy, Alan and Austin Maier, Scott (Ashley) Neigel, Alissa Neigel, Jeff Neigel, Sterling and Kaylee Kappes and Taylor VanWell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and many loved ones.
She was preceded in death by one sister in infancy and one brother in infancy; and her father-in-law, Ray Maier.
A memorial is being established.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a friends and family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Irvin L. Thompson, 98, rode his bronc through the gates of Heaven on January 14, 2014, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the White Owl Cemetery.
Visitation will be noon until 7 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis on Friday.
A memorial has been established to the Marcus Hall.
Irvin, the sixth of eleven children, was born on the family homestead near Marcus to Edwin and Anna (Brevik) Thompson. He attended Barada School through the eighth grade but was not allowed to attend high school. Consequently he valued education and made sure all his children graduated high school. His family moved to Forrest City, Iowa, where he began working on various farms. In 1936, the George T. Addams Rodeo Company came to town. Irvin rode broncs at one of their performances and was hired on the spot. When the company left town, Irvin went with them for the next two years, traveling throughout the southeast and eastern United States. They went from Florida, where Irvin said, “I didn’t like them damn alligators” to northern Minnesota and Canada, “where there were too many mosquitoes” in their travels. They were to perform in Madison Square Garden but sat up outside away from it because, “the place was a damn, dirty, smelly pit”. In between summer travels he wintered in Menard, Texas with his friend, Calvin Segauser “The Pecos Kid” and family. The last of the thirties and early forties found him back in South Dakota rodeoing in weekends, working on ranches, skinning cat for Wally Knight, and starting his own herd of cows. On August 13, 1945, he married Marian Howie at Sturgis. Irvin worked on South Dakota ranches near Thunder Butte, Faith, Green Grass, Isabel and Timber Lake before moving back to the home place at Marcus in 1967. Marian and the four children born to them, Adele, Alton “Bub”, Vicky and Earl moved to each spot and called it home. While raising their family, Irvin was a 4-H club leader, Farm Bureau president, County Farm Bureau president, president of the Timber Lake Saddle Club, director of the Dewey County 4-H Rodeo, and member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Timber Lake, where he was on the Building Committee. Irvin was active in the Faith Stock Show spending many unpaid hours as the ring steward of the horse show. He was a South Dakota Brand Inspector and did the back tagging at Faith Livestock for the South Dakota Livestock Sanitary Board. He worked for many years as an assistant to Dr. Wayne Sletten, traveling the countryside vaccinating cattle from Parade to Reva. He loved this because he met and visited with so many wonderful people. Nothing made him madder than “some so-and-so that wouldn’t visit”. Irvin and Marian loved dancing and were known for their dancing ability. He assisted many young South Dakotans get started riding bulls, broncs, and breaking horses. One young man he helped was the legendary Casey Tibbs who used Irvin’s bronc saddle and equipment before he had his own. As Jim Traversie said, “Irvin had a steel trap memory” and he told wonderful stories of early day South Dakota ranching and rodeos. Young and old would gather round to hear his stories and gain some horse knowledge. Irvin was believed to be the last surviving South Dakota member of the old original Turtle Association, previously known as the RCA, Rodeo Cowboys Association and now called the PRCA or Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Proud to have shared his life are his children, Adele (Denver) Enright of Timber Lake, Alton “Bub” (D’Anne) Thompson of Marcus, Vicky (Harold) Waterland of Marcus, and daughter-in-law, Corinna Thompson of Faith. Also surviving him are nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Marian; his youngest son, Earl; his parents and in-laws; four brothers; three sisters; five brother-in-laws; four sister-in-laws; one niece; and one nephew.
Funeral services for Tammy Iversen, age 53 of Eagle Butte, was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at United Church of Christ of Eagle Butte. Burial will be in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, at the church with a family prayer service at 7 p.m. Tammy passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at Daugherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Tammy was born October 26, 1960, at Gettysburg to Henry and Marlys (Sever) Laurenz.
Tammy graduated from Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School in 1979. She married Robert Iversen in 1980 at the United Church of Christ in Eagle Butte. Amanda and Austin where Tammy’s miracle babies.
Tammy worked for the High School Athlete Association for 10 years in Pierre.
She was also a waitress at Perkin’s and the Chuckwagon restaurants. Tammy moved to Eagle Butte and worked at the school and worked as a paraprofessional with special need children. She enjoyed her children, farm life and small town living. She was the best cheerleader for her children encouraging them to fulfill their dreams.
Tammy is survived by her daughter Amanda Iversen of Fort Pierre, son Austin Iversen of Rapid City, brothers; Henry (Aloha) Laurenz, Otlathe, K.S., Micheal (Laurie) Laurenz, Watertown, August (Dawn) Laurenz, Faith, Jamie (Marretta) Laurenz Portels, N.M. Daniel Laurenz, Eagle Butte, Marty (Elsa) Laurenz, Sanatinio, T.X., sisters; Jan Veit, Rapid City, Michelle Laurenz, Eagle Butte.