Daniel Dale

My husband and best friend, Daniel Dale, 74, went home to be with his Savior on March 18, 2017. He was born, Jan 14, 1943, and raised in St. Paul, Minn. His parents, Rev. David Dale and Olga Dale, preceded him in death. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Minnesota, majoring […]

Boyd Shelton

Boyd Phillip Shelton was born Oct. 7, 1943, in Bassett, Va., to Raymond Edward and Fannie Agnes (Pegram) Shelton. He moved to Flint, Mich., in 1964, then to Custer, S.D., in 2011. Boyd was a United States Army veteran who served three tours in Vietnam until his honorable discharge in 1976. Boyd died March 27, […]

Earl Webster

Earl Webster was born Feb. 16, 1928, on the family farm near Fullerton, N.D.,  to Roy C. and Lena (Uecker) Webster. He graduated from Oakes High School, Oakes, N.D., in 1946 and entered the U.S. Army, where he served his country as a paratrooper. After his discharge, he returned home and worked on the family […]

Mary Webster

Mary Webster was born Sept. 8, 1934, at LaMoure, N.D., to Frank and Theresa (Schwengler) Feist. Mary was united in marriage at 16 to Earl Webster Nov. 20, 1950, at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Ellendale. The couple had four children: Alan, Kathy, Nancy and Patricia. In Mary’s younger years, about the age of 12, […]

Matthew Morgan

Matthew Allen Morgan, of Custer, S.D., died March 22, 2017, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was 56. He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Johnson) Morgan of Custer; mother, Lorraine Morgan of Custer; stepdaughter, Courtney Johnson of Custer; and sisters, Cindy Woods of Kennesaw, Ga., and Laura Dahl of Meridian, Idaho. […]

Grace Lancaster

Grace Elaine Lancaster was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Oelrichs, S.D., to James and Lena (Rohrbauck) Lancaster. She was admitted to the school for the handicapped in Redfield, S.D., in 1948, where she lived until the school closed. Grace then moved to the Northern Hills Training center in Spearfish, S.D. Grace died at her home […]

Barbara Hale

Barbara Ann Hale was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Werner Richard and Drusilla (Kochendorfer). Barbara, of Custer, S.D., died March 22, 2017, at Custer Regional Senior Care. She was 79. Barbara is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Hale of Custer; son, Gerald John Hale of Phoenix, Ariz.; and daughter, Pamela Hale […]

MariLu Kirk

MariLu Kirk was born June 8, 1947, in Alliance, Neb., to Paul and Burdean (Bowen) Vandel. She was involved in Pringle, S.D., community events whenever able. MariLu, of Custer, S.D., died March 23, 2017, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center. She was 69. Marilu is survived by stepsons, Art (Amy) Kirk of Pringle, and Dan […]

William Spargur

William Eugene “Gene” Spargur was born to Mildred and Irvin Spargur May 7, 1939, in Custer, S.D. He was one of four sons including James, John and Gerald. Gene spent his youth in Custer, attending Custer High School and joined the U.S. Navy, with tours on the aircraft carriers Midway and Shangri-La. After the service […]

Walter Kroger

Walter Stanley Kroger was born Oct. 14, 1918, on a farm in Moody County in rural Colman, S.D., the first child of Herman and Laura Arnilda (Hanson) Kroger. Walter worked as a carpenter and mason during his extensive professional career. He married Harriet M. Knutson Feb. 3, 1941, in Pipestone, Minn. Before moving to Sioux […]

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