Deanna Stites

Deanna Lou Stites was born in Osceola, Iowa. She grew up in the Truro area and attended Iowa State University for business. She married her husband Jerry Stites May 8, 1964, in Omaha, Neb. She worked at the United Airlines ticket counter, Blue Hills Physical Therapy, Stretch and Sew in New Hampshire and Minneapolis, Minn., […]

Nicholas Schmaltz

Nicholas V. Schmaltz was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Vincent and Loretta (Didier) Schmaltz. Nick was raised in Belle Fourche and graduated high school in 1967. He worked in the parts department in Belle Fourche, Deadwood, S.D., and Newcastle, Wyo., then in 1979, purchased his own auto parts store, earning the […]

Viola Kuehl

Viola Kuehl was born in Java, S.D., July 16, 1926. She graduated from Selby (S.D.) High School in 1944 and received a bachelor of science from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., in 1963 and a master of arts from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., in 1968. Viola was married to Norman […]

Aaron Carrier

Aaron M. Carrier was born Nov. 21, 1979, in Custer, S.D., to Michael T. and Kathleen (Ware) Carrier. He attended Custer Elementary, Middle and High schools, graduating in 1998. Aaron liked bowling, football (his favorite team was the San Francisco 49ers), wrestling, taking drives to Stockade Lake and Wildlife Loop, camping and watching bull riding. […]

Shirley Overland

In her earlier years, Shirley M. Overland lived in Huron, S.D. She was very active in her church and also became the director of the Huron Area Senior Center. She was instrumental in changing a dormitory at Huron College into a senior center and housing complex for seniors. It was the first senior center in […]

Norman Lee

Norman Andrew Lee, of Custer, S.D., died Feb. 3, 2017, at his home in Custer. He was 84. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9, at Custer Lutheran Fellowship with Rev. Pat Eidsness officiating.

Nicholas Schmaltz

Nicholas V. Schmaltz was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Vincent and Loretta (Didier) Schmaltz. Nick was raised in Belle Fourche and graduated high school in 1967. He worked in the parts department in Belle Fourche, Deadwood, S.D., and Newcastle, Wyo., then in 1979, purchased his own auto parts store, earning the […]

Melvin Herra

Melvin Herra was born June 3, 1953, to Dean and Merry Herra of Custer, S.D. He died Sept. 27, 2016. He was 63. Memorial Services will be held Friday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Mary Herra; […]

Ronald Foust

Ronald Gale Foust was born Aug. 20, 1930, to Perry and Berta (Fletcher) in Knox, Ind. He graduated from Wheatfield (Ind.) High school in 1948 and attended Indiana University until joining the U.S. Army to serve in the Korean War. He was awarded with the Parachutist Badge, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service stars […]

Lynne Kline

Lynne Kline was born June 12, 1946, to Belfrad and Belle Gray at Fort Benning, Ga. As an Army brat she was raised in a variety of locations as her father’s career progressed. Her father won a battlefield commission in WWII and retired as a colonel after 30 years of service. Lynne attended schools in […]

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