Vernon ‘Johnny’ Oban

Vernon Richard “Johnny” Oban was born to Ralph and Edna (Gange) Oban on the family farm northwest of Loyalton, S.D., Aug. 20, 1936. He attended Loyalton School, after which time he stayed home to help on the farm. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany 1959-61. Vernon and Verna Mae Buechler were […]

Roberta Phelps

Roberta Ellen Phelps was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Roy Lambert Nilson and May Waters Nilson. She married Thomas Phelps in Belle Fourche. The couple moved to northwest Arkansas in 1979. Roberta worked as a farmer, bookkeeper, business owner, a clerk at True Value and even as a sample lady for […]

Kenneth L. Glaser

Kenneth L. “Ken” Glaser, 85, of Custer, S.D., died Oct. 5, 2016, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center in Custer. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., with the Rev. Dustin Barlett officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force.

David Sides

David Alan Sides was born July 20, 1953, to Bill and Patricia Sides in Igloo, S.D. He grew up in the Edgemont, S.D., area, where he attended high school before attending Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, S.D. David, who was retired, enjoyed motorcycles, cars and loved to tinker and build different things. He loved his […]

David Dean

David Sherman Dean was born Oct. 16, 1960, to Everett and JoAn (Pond) Dean in Hot Springs, S.D. He was a fourth-generation logger. David, of Custer, S.D., died May 13, 2017, at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital. He was 56. He is survived by his wife, Karen Dean of Custer; parents, Everett and JoAn Dean […]

Lucille Garcia

Lucille Rice Garcia was born March 4, 1914, in Lebanon, S.D., to Frank and Martha (Griese) Paul. She married Robert A. Rice Nov. 28, 1938, in Lebanon. They were married 41 years. The couple had two daughters, Barbara and Roberta “Robbie.” They moved to Custer, S.D., in 1953, where Lucille worked in several restaurants. She […]

Gerald Dammann

Gerald Dale “Jerry” Dammann was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Wessington Springs, S.D., to Lester and Iva Dammann. He graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1957 and attended Huron (S.D.) College from 1960-1962, active in football and track throughout his school years. Jerry was employed by Ernie Grieme’s Mobile Service in Huron while he […]

Gayle Sutter

Gayle Rae Sutter was born in Torrance, Calif., to Ray and Pearl Painter on Sept. 3, 1948. Her father was an Air Force auditor, which provided Gayle with a rich life of travel, growing up in places like England and Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from Chippewa Valley High School in Sterling Heights, Mich., and went […]

Lloyd Newberg

Lloyd Junior Newberg was born May 28, 1923, in Custer, S.D., to George and Irma Newberg. He grew up and attended school in Custer through high school. Lloyd continued his education at The University of Nebraska. That education was interrupted by World War II, where he served from March 1943 to January 1946 in the […]

Mark Burke

Mark E. Burke, 61, of Custer, S.D., passed away on May 4, 2017, at the Custer (S.D.) Regional Hospital in Custer. Mark was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 20, 1955, to Thomas and Lorraine Burke (Beachler). He was one of seven children. After Thomas passed away and shortly before Mark’s senior year, Lorraine moved […]

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