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Dan Tracy

1937-2018

Dan Tracy age 80, died on the ranch doing what he loved on Wednesday November 7, 2018 of natural causes.

Daniel Eugene Tracy 80, was born on December 17, 1937 in Eaton, Colorado to William Patrick Tracy and Opha Lenora (Hendrickson) Tracy at the clinic, he was raised at the homestead on the prairie. His brothers were Bill, Jim, Rich, Ray and Tim. His sisters were Kathleen, Vera, Evelyn, and Opha. Dan married Joyce Ann McKay on April 14, 1957 at the Galeton Community Church.

He worked doing construction for a short time but then bought milk cows and milked on the farm where Joyce grew up. He milked cows for 20 years. In the meantime, he farmed near Galeton, CO, ranched near Waldon, CO, and then near Carr, CO for 17 years where he raised sheep, cattle, and horses.

Dan and Joyce had three daughters, Jami Alwin, Jody Wilker, and Jacci Tracy and one son, Marc. His ultimate goal was to ranch, so he and his family bought a ranch near Wright, WY in 1993. Dan's legacy is that you must accomplish something towards your goal every day, you can learn something from everyone you meet and don't take a butt chewin' personally.

Dan is survived by his wife, Joyce of Wright, WY; children, Jami and Clay of FT. Morgan; Jacci of Wright, and Marc and Tami of Newcastle; along with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandkids. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jody Wilker who passed away in 2000.

Memorial service for Dan Tracy will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Wright Community Center (Old Town Hall), Wright, WY.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at http://www.gillettememorialchapel.com

Rhett Fox: 1997-2018

Rhett Fox, age 21 of Redig, South Dakota, died tragically on Thursday November 15th, 2018 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Rhett's life will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at the Harding County High School Gymnasium in Buffalo, SD.  Visitation will take place 5 to 7pm Tuesday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place on the Fox Family Ranch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Rhett Warren Fox was born October 1, 1997 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  He was the son of Robert and Kelly (Brandt) Fox.  Rhett was homeschooled for a time and he also attended school in Buffalo and Belle Fourche, graduating from Belle Fourche High School in 2016.  He was proud to be from Redig, South Dakota and he made his home as a 5th generation member of the Fox Family Ranch.  After graduating from high school, Rhett attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK.  In the summer of 2017 he returned home to his own place on the family ranch.  He worked on the Sperle ranch for a time, and he also started his own business, Fox Fencing, which he took great pride in.

Rhett was a rancher at heart, ever since he was a child.  Whether it was showing everything he could in 4-H, being a part of FFA, judging livestock, or having a natural born eye for cattle, Rhett loved the ranch life.  Rodeo was also part of his life, and saddle bronc riding was his true passion.  He was a well-traveled cowboy.  Having just gotten his PRCA card, 2019 would have been his rookie year.  Rhett was a National High School Rodeo qualifier in cutting, and he also had one goal in rodeo.  He wanted to win at Wolf Point, Montana because his PRCA mentor was Jake Costello.  Rhett also had a leather shop, and he was very talented when it came to working with leather.  He was just getting into making saddles and his brand was "RW Fox Maker."

Rhett was the type of guy who could be a friend to anyone.  He was confident, tough, encouraging to others, and he loved to joke around.  He loved to laugh and have a good time and he was a great brother, son, and partner to his dad.  He will be missed so much.

Rhett is survived by his parents, Rob and Kelly Fox of Redig; sisters, Abby Fox of Redig SD, Kelly Marsh of Tacoma WA; maternal grandparents, Diana and Jamie Mueller of Milan IL, Walter Brandt; paternal grandparents, Mike and Roberta Fox of Belle Fourche.

 

Philip Patrick Murnion

1924-2018

Philip Patrick Murnion, age 93 of Jordan, Montana passed away on November 7, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana.

Philip was born on November 17, 1924 to John Joe and Alma (Howe) Murnion. He grew up in a family with 6 siblings. Philip attended country schools in the area and graduated from Garfield County High School with the class of 1943. After graduation he was drafted into the United States Navy where he served his country in WWII. After the war, he came back to Jordan to the family ranch where he helped herd sheep. He purchased the ranch north of Jordan in 1954. On November 19, 1955 he married Cynthia Saylor in Jordan, Montana. Together they had nine children. Philip loved ranching and most of all loved his family. He had a tremendous eye for a good horse and loved to work with them. His family will miss being with him Sundays after church for his famous sourdough pancakes. He loved to play the card game Casino, shoot pool, going to team roping's with his good friend and roping partner Hank Green. He held many roping's at the ranch, and held practices for the up and coming young ropers. He was a member of St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church. He was a member of the VFW, and for many years helped put on the 4th of July Rodeo. He was a member of Little Dry Roping Club and received the heritage award from the Montana Rodeo Wall of Fame.

Philip is survived by his children: Cavin, Colin (Carrie) and their children Charli (Beau) Clark, Connor and Kelly; Teresa (special friend Glen Beecher); Maury (Carla) and their children Douglas and Tori; Perry (Betty) and their children Brieanne (Ben) Sulser, Kailyn (Brandon) Smotherman, Shelby (Brett) Beery, Seth and Koree; Jay (Leslie) and their children Raegen, Kendall and Ridge; Tyler (Beth) and their children Seanna, Edward, Dawson, Ellie, Brooke, AJ and Layton; and Joye Murnion; his great grandchildren: Caysen Clark, Kyler Clark, JW Smotherman, Parker Smotherman and Avery Beery; a sister Kathleen (Tom) Fowler of Conrad, MT. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Cynthia in 2012, a son Edward in 2001 his brothers: Clarke, James, Coleman, Barnard and his sister Mary Johnson.

A Rosary and Vigil service was at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan. Mass of Christian will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Garfield High School Gymnasium in Jordan. Rite of Committal will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: http://www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Jordan Ambulance Fund or to the charity of one's choice. F

Ben C. Reynolds

1942-2018

Ben C. Reynolds was called to heaven to make the big circle on November 3, 2018. As he always said, when its your time, you gotta go.

Ben was born in Las Vegas, NM on December 9, 1942 to Jimbo and Frances Reynolds. His mother said he was born with a rope in his hand. The family moved to Parkman, Wyoming in the winter of 1947 to continue work for the Gill Cattle Company of Exeter California. From the time he could sit a horseback by himself, Ben was out gathering and working with his father, his idol, Roy Gill and the men from the bunkhouse. At 17 years old Ben was put in as second in command of the ranch under his father. He enjoyed his leadership role which would serve him the rest of his life.

Ben attended Slack and Tongue River schools and graduated from Sheridan High School in May of 1960. He enrolled in the army and was stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri. He was not called to active duty and remained in the Army Reserves.

Ben met Susan Halverson, and on June 25, 1971, they were married and on July 16,1977 their daughter Elizabeth was born as Ben was roping at the Sheridan rodeo, he always said he was sure thankful the arena and the hospital were close. Ben and Susan were later divorced and remained friends.

Ben's rodeo accomplishments are too great to list but a few of the highlights include, roping with his father at 12 years old at his first Sheridan Wyo Rodeo and roping at the Sheridan Wyo Rodeo 48 more years. He qualified for the National High School Finals in 1960 in Hot Springs SD. He earned his PRCA card in Billings at his first PRCA rodeo. He roped at Denver many times, Houston, Ft. Worth, Cheyenne, Phoenix, Pendleton, and many more. He was a calf roper, team roper and tripped a little. Ben's rodeo career spanned 5 decades and 2 centuries. His biggest accomplishment wasn't necessarily that he roped all over the nation but he did aboard horses he bred, raised and trained himself. And his proudest moments was when the other rodeo cowboys wanted to ride his horses to the winners circle.

He was an accomplished horseman who's forgotten more about horses than most people will ever know. He has broke and trained thousands of horses over his lifetime and helped countless people learn to ride, and rope. He's sent many youth to the high school, and college rodeo finals. He's helped a lot of adults learn to improve their skills with their horses and enjoyed his many hours in the barn teaching.

In 2014 Ben was amongst the first class of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees, he was proud of this honor and wore his buckle on special occasions.

Ben was proceeded in death by his parents and Tuck Seeley who was like a son to him, he is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Stewart) Kincaid, his longtime companion Sue Goodman, her daughter Crystal (Bart) Taylor and his beloved grandchildren Samantha and Ryan Taylor of Sheridan and John Kincaid of Shepard MT. His sisters Donna (Jim) Lane of McKinney Texas, Grace (Jim) Lukkes of Columbus, Montana. Niece Kris Lukkes and nephews Jamie Lane, Chuck Lukkes and David Lukkes. He is also survived by many close friends who were like family and many of his Native American friends and family.

Per Ben's request he has been cremated and his ashes will be spread at a later time. A Celebration of his life will take place on his birthday, December 9th 2018 at 2pm at the Sheridan County fairgrounds exhibit hall.

Memorials in honor of Ben can be made to the local Relay for Life Cancer events, American Heart Association or the PRCA Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

Les Marty: 1949-2018

Les Marty, 68, of Newcastle, WY, died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Ft. Meade in Sturgis, SD after complications from a stroke.

He was born on November 4, 1949 in Hot Springs, SD to Henry 'Ed' and Grace (Standen) Marty. Les graduated from Edgemont High School in 1968. After high school, he served in the Army from 1969-1971; in Vietnam 1970-1971 where he was in the 101st Airborne Division and was a Purple Heart recipient.

He married Shirley Hammell on April 3, 1971 in Edgemont, SD. They made their home in Newcastle. They had one son, Zane, born in 1982.

Les was a jack of all trades. He worked for the forest service, the city of Newcastle, and then Black Hills Power & Light as a lineman. After a back injury, he spent a few years working in the oilfield and ended up ranching and running a herd of black angus cow-calf pairs in the later years of his life.

Les & Shirley built a carwash in 1988 and operated it for many years before 'retirement' from that in 2016, which turned out to be perfect timing for the arrival of boy-girl twin grandchildren. His pride and joy were his two grandchildren, Tyan & BlazeLee. He loved them so much and loved spending time with them. He would read to them and play on the floor with them, he took them outside and played with them in the dirt; showed them the horses and cows, caught the baby kitties for them to pet, and taught them about ranching. Even in retirement, Les was a hard-working ambitious man. Up until the end of his life, he was still daily making improvements on the ranch, working with young horses, and taking care of the cows that he and Zane owned. He would help neighbors at branding time, gathering off the forest, and trailing cows home. He also loved to watch and support the youth of the community at numerous rodeo events. He helped run the chute for many roping events, clinics, and horse sale previews and enjoyed leatherworking, making breast collars and tiedowns for family and friends. He would still go to Cheyenne Frontier Days and Deadwood's Days of '76 rodeos every year. Surviving Les is his wife, Shirley; his son Zane and daughter-in-law Staci (Reed), and grandchildren Tyan and BlazeLee Marty all of Newcastle, WY; 2 sisters and a brother of the Denver, CO area, and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life gathering for friends and family on Thursday, October 25 at 3pm at the Weston County fairgrounds event center in Newcastle, WY. Memorials or condolences may be mailed to 405 Highway 450, Newcastle, WY 82701, in care of Staci Marty.

A private family interment was held at Black Hills National Cemetery National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.

Roy Hansen: 1930-2018

Roy Hansen, age 88 of Belle Fourche, died Thursday, October, 18, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Friends may leave written condolences and view his video tribute at: http://www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com

Roy C. Hansen was born October 16, 1930 at the family ranch located near Fruitdale, South Dakota. He was the son of Roy and Clara (Castleberry) Hansen. Roy attended the Hillside Country School near Fruitdale until 8th grade. He graduated from the Belle Fourche High School. On May 20, 1950, Roy was united in marriage to Bernadine Furois in St. Onge. To this union was born 4 sons: Jim, Don, Ken, and Steve. Following their marriage Roy entered the U.S. Marine Corps and during the Korean War he served his country honorably for 2 years. Roy and Bernadine ranched north of St. Onge for 6 years. In 1957 they purchased a ranch near Fruitdale where they raised hogs and livestock. In 1993, Roy retired due to health reasons and they moved into Belle Fourche. Roy was very active in his community. He served as Commander of the Nisland American Legion, and was a member of the Belle Fourche American Legion and V.F.W. For 13 years he served as Chairman of the Butte-Lawrence County Fair Board. For many years, Roy was a feed dealer for Vigortone Feeds, and he also volunteered for many years as a 4H leader. Roy and Bernadine were honored to receive the SD State Pork Producers of the Year, and were members of the Northern Hills Pork Producers for many years. Roy loved the ranch life. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and he loved his 68 years of marriage to Bernadine. Roy will be greatly missed.

Roy is survived by his wife, Bernadine of Belle Fourche; sons, Jim (Deb) of Vale, Don (Jo) of Spearfish, Ken (Pam) of Fruitdale, Steve of Belle Fourche; 6 grandchildren, Clinton, Kelly, Wyatt, Matt, Nicole, Seth; 4 great grandchildren, Krew, Dax, Brandon, Lorin; and 2 sisters, Alfreda Davis of Belle Fourche, and Arlene (Roy) Ham-Burr of Rapid City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Vicki Hansen; and sister, Loretta Freed.

Albert Chapman: 1934-2018

Albert Chapman was born June 9, 1934 in rural Lodgepole, South Dakota at the home of his parents, Glen and Clara (Fredlund) Chapman. He grew up and attended a small country school. He enlisted in the Army in 1954 to become a paratrooper. After a successful stay in the military, Albert came back home and married Elaine Beckman. They lived on the ranch where they raised their four children. Wade Chapman Lodgepole, South Dakota, Jolaine Chapman Edmond, Oklahoma, Jodie O'Bryan (Scot) Belvidere, South Dakota, and Wayne Chapman (Twyla) Billings, Montana.

Albert enjoyed bucking horses, good saddle horses and was proud of his family. He had 12 grand -children; Taylor, Faye, Wacey, Grady, and Scotty O Bryan, Tanya (John) Lawhead, Jessie (Blake) Sirmans, and Cassie Chapman, Brady Benjamin, Amanda (Martin) Villafranco, Amber Chapman, and Albert's sidekick Frank Chapman. He also has 19 great-grand-children and sisters; Geraldine Howey, Lorrainne Strid, Evelyn Gisselbeck, Irene Strampher, Leona Petro and numerous nieces and nephews. Albert's friend Donna Hinkley and family have been a part of his life and several grandkids there too.

Albert rode his final bronc on October 18, 2018 and will be missed by all.

A gathering of friends and family for Albert Chapman, 84, of Bullhead was 2-4 p.m., MT, Monday October 22, 2018 at the Isabel Community Center. Per Albert's wishes, cremation has taken place. Albert passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Hansen: 1930-2018

Roy Hansen, age 88 of Belle Fourche, died Thursday, Oct., 18, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Roy C. Hansen was born October 16, 1930 at the family ranch located near Fruitdale, South Dakota. He was the son of Roy and Clara (Castleberry) Hansen.

Roy attended the Hillside Country School near Fruitdale until 8th grade. He graduated from the Belle Fourche High School. On May 20, 1950, Roy was united in marriage to Bernadine Furois in St. Onge. To this union was born 4 sons: Jim, Don, Ken, and Steve.

Following their marriage Roy entered the U.S. Marine Corps and during the Korean War he served his country honorably for 2 years.

Roy and Bernadine ranched north of St. Onge for 6 years. In 1957 they purchased a ranch near Fruitdale where they raised hogs and livestock.

In 1993, Roy retired due to health reasons and they moved into Belle Fourche. Roy was very active in his community. He served as Commander of the Nisland American Legion, and was a member of the Belle Fourche American Legion and V.F.W. For 13 years he served as Chairman of the Butte-Lawrence County Fair Board. For many years, Roy was a feed dealer for Vigortone Feeds, and he also volunteered for many years as a 4H leader. Roy and Bernadine were honored to receive the SD State Pork Producers of the Year, and were members of the Northern Hills Pork Producers for many years. Roy loved the ranch life. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and he loved his 68 years of marriage to Bernadine. Roy will be greatly missed.

Roy is survived by his wife, Bernadine of Belle Fourche; sons, Jim (Deb) of Vale, Don (Jo) of Spearfish, Ken (Pam) of Fruitdale, Steve of Belle Fourche; 6 grandchildren, Clinton, Kelly, Wyatt, Matt, Nicole, Seth; 4 great grandchildren, Krew, Dax, Brandon, Lorin; and 2 sisters, Alfreda Davis of Belle Fourche, and Arlene (Roy) Ham-Burr of Rapid City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Vicki Hansen; and sister, Loretta Freed.

The funeral service will be held 11am Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Black Hills National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Butte-Lawrence County Fair or the 4H Leaders Ass'n.

Friends may leave written condolences and view his video tribute at: http://www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com

Ruth Edwards: 1927-2018

Ruth Alice Edwards was born on Sept. 5, 1927, in Gillette, Wyoming, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Bates) Percifield.

Ruth grew up across the tracks in Gillette with her family.

It was early in her childhood that she met the love of her life, Guy "Bud" Edwards, and he knew in fifth grade that he was going to marry her someday.

Ruth spent her teenage years working at the Fiesta Theater and played the saxophone in the high school band.

Ruth married Bud on July 11, 1945 eloping to Hardin, Montana. Bud affectionately called her "Alice" and their lives revolved around taking care of one another. In 1952, Ruth and Bud moved to their home 40 miles south of Gillette where they loved the land and spent their years raising a big family, enjoying the ranch, gardening, canning, and making great memories with their family and country neighbors. She was a member of the 3H Women's Club and First Presbyterian Church. Ruth never had much spare time she was always busy helping outside, patching jeans, orchestrating picnics in the timber, and preparing sack lunches when Bud and the kids had to work outside for the day. Bud and Ruth were blessed with eight children, Teddy Joe, Gary Lee, an infant daughter, Dave, Linda, Terria, Richard, and Laura.

Ruth and Bud were inseparable and placed their family above all else. If you saw Bud, Ruth was always by his side, working hand in hand to raise their children, instill core values in their grandchildren, and baking cookies and giving hugs to each of her great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a cook extraordinaire and holidays were truly Ruth's favorite. As the family grew, the kitchen table grew larger, and Ruth loved making large meals for her family of 58.

New Year's Eve, Bud's birthday, Easter, Fourth of July, Ruth's birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas were Ruth's favorite times of the year. Ruth's homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, fried chicken and gravy, deer steak, wilted lettuce, high biscuits, cinnamon rolls, baked oysters, and all the pies were favorites of the family.

Most mornings were spent drinking coffee with the boys as they finished up their chores. She spoiled each of us often making one of our favorite treats when she knew we would be visiting.

Bud and Ruth guided hunters on their land and Ruth was known as a generous hostess. Ruth loved reading books, crocheting, playing cards, watching Gunsmoke and Murder She Wrote.

Ruth was quick-witted and had great one-liners that made us all laugh. When Ruth dressed for special occasions, she always turned heads. Her red suit and silver cottony hair were showstoppers.

Ruthie, Alice, Mom, Grandma, Meem, Mimi, and Grandma Cookie, were a few of the names we liked to call her. Ruth was the matriarch of the family and taught us what is important in life. To enjoy the moment, love your family, don't speak ill of others, and always be kind.

She was the sweetest person we knew, tough as could be, and never complained. Special thanks to Gerri Bannister, Dianna Flinner, Virginia Nolin, and Laura Sickler for the care they provided Ruth. Ruth was strong to the end.

Ruth peacefully passed away at the age of 91 on October 14, 2018 of natural causes. Ruth is survived by her children: Ted (Renae) Edwards, Dave (Eva) Edwards, Linda Edwards, Terria (Mike) Stone, and Richard (Debbie) Edwards, all of Gillette; her son-in-law, Joseph Waterhouse; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild: Buzz (Dawnlynn) Edwards, Clay, Carlee, Lindsey, Devan (Hayden) & Travis; Jeani Stone; Becky (Brent) Tennant, Courtney & Davis; Jamie Stone, Hawkins & Avary; Tommy (Jody) Edwards, Blake, Will, Hardy & Chet; Justin (Heather) Edwards, Kodi, Jozi & Reo; Kelly Stone & Colton; Ginger (Will) LaDuke, Tel & Lila; Joey Waterhouse; Guy Edwards, Tucker & Rochelle; Kean (Becky) Edwards, Kase, Tylee & Cale; Amanda Edwards & Aiden; and Heidi (Jake) Lindsey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud; her daughter, Laura Waterhouse; her son, Gary Lee; an infant daughter; her grandson, Toby Stone; her parents, her sisters, Vera Kenitzer & Anna Rose Rourke; brothers Robert, Raymond, Ted, Ralph, and Bill Percifield. We each have very blessed lives, strong morals and family values because of Bud and Ruth. The unconditional love they had for their family and friends will stand the test of time. They didn't have to say the words for you to know how much they loved you, their actions showed it every day.

Funeral service for Ruth Edwards will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at New Life Church; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials and condolences may be sent in Ruth's name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at http://www.gillettememorialchapel.com

Wilford Seim: 1918-2018

Wilford passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon, South Dakota.

Wilford Hans Seim was born September 25, 1918, to Willie & Blanche (Becker) Seim in their pine log home on the South Grand River in Perkins County, South Dakota. He was the 4th of 9 children all born at home–Clara, Susie, Nellie, Wilford, Shelby, Fern, Norman, Horace, & Nels. Wilford attended grade school at West Roosevelt, and high school in Almont, ND. He also attended an agricultural school in Fargo returning to South Dakota to ranch with his Dad. In 1936, they trailed their cattle to Ft. Berthold, ND, because of the drought, stayed there with the cattle for a year and trailed them back home again.

Wilford's passion was his Hereford cattle. He took great pride in buying the right bulls for his horned cows, always trying to improve the herd. Wilford enjoyed going to area bull sales and on Hereford tours. He was a great caretaker of his cows and land. Wilford always planted a big garden each year, started and tended many trees and flowers. He enjoyed hard work – could move anything with a fork and shovel!

Delores came into his life for a second time the fall of 1994. Their families were connected many years before when Wilford's younger brother, Norman, married Delores's older sister, Dolly. When Delores came to South Dakota to visit relatives that fall, she found, when visiting his home, that Wilford still had a small framed picture of her on his shelf! They married on April 5, 1995. Together, they lived for the next 17 years on the remote ranch. With only a pickup trail to travel, they were snowed in for many days during some winters! Wilford and Delores moved into Lemmon in October 2012. They enjoyed playing cards, drinking coffee, and visiting when family & friends stopped by. In September 2013, Wilford entered the Five Counties Nursing Home. We celebrated his 100th birthday in September. He passed away there on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Wilford is survived by his wife, Delores, Lemmon, sister Fern Lowe, Northome, Minnesota, brothers Norman Seim, Northome, Minnesota, and Horace Seim, Shadehill, sisters-in-law Bonnie Seim Haynes, Meadow, and Darlene Price, Spearfish, step-sons Gary (Roxanne) Gebhard, Laurel, Montana, & Salvin (Laurie) Gebhard, Laurel, Montana, numerous step-grandchildren & great, & great-great grandchildren, nephews, & nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Blanche Seim, sisters Clara (and Oliver) Anderson, Susie (and Jim) Pulis, Nellie (and Dale) Briscoe, brothers Shelby and Nels Seim, brother-in-law Harold Lowe, sister-in-law Dolly Seim, nephews, Todd and Gregg Seim, Dave Pulis, Tom Seim, nieces, Barbara Pulis Zum Mallen, Karen Seim Hanks and numerous in-laws in the Milner family.

Funeral services for Wilford Seim, age 100, of Shadehill, South Dakota, was Friday, October 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Rosebud Lutheran Church, west of Shadehill, South Dakota. Pastor Tera Kossow will officiate with burial to follow in the Seim Cemetery.