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Obituary: KENNETH WILLIAM ADRIAN

October 31, 1964 – December 28, 2021

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, Kenneth William Adrian, White River, passed away suddenly of complications from cancer at the age of 57. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. CDT at the Community Event Center in White River, SD.
Kenny was born on October 31, 1964 to William (Bill) and Donna (Shouldis) Adrian. On September 28, 1991, Ken married Kim Donner and eventually settled in Kimball, NE. Together they had two children: Nolan and Kaden.
Ken is survived by his parents William E. and Donna F. Adrian, White River; sister Colette Adrian Kessler (Brian Baus), Pierre; brother Chuck (Bobbi) Adrian; and sister-in-law Janelle Adrian (Newlly O’Brien), all of White River; his children: Nolan Adrian, Fargo, and Kaden Adrian, Rapid City; and six nieces and nephews.
Ken is preceded in death by his brother Jeffery D. Adrian, White River. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in honor of Ken to the Mellette County Community Foundation, White River, or to a charity of choice. The full obituary is online at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com. Cards may be sent to 224 East 12th Street, White River, SD 57579.

Obituary: LYLE WILLIAM O’ROURKE

August 14, 1935 – December 26, 2021

Lyle William O’Rourke, 86, died Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, South Dakota.
Lyle was born August 14, 1935, the first-born son of Lloyd O’Rourke and Velma Rose (Jacobs) O’Rourke. He was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and raised along the White River from Interior to Imlay. He attended grade school at the Leiby School, Conata School and Interior Grade School and graduated from Interior High School in May of 1954.
Lyle and Jan Lytle O’Rourke knew each other their whole lives and started dating when they were in high school. They were married August 28, 1954 in Miles City, Montana. They were inseparable from the start, where you saw one you saw the other and they were always dressed so sharp when going out. Lyle was old school with his manners and respective ways. He rarely said a cuss word and was kind and generous in his demeanor. He was a cowboy by nature and got his love of horses from his father, Lloyd and his grandfather, Tom O’Rourke. He never missed a bronc match or a rodeo and his TV was always on the Cowboy Channel. His love for horses ran deep in many areas. He loved raising them, racing them, training them and watching his kids take some wild rides on a few or even creating that wild ride. If you had not heard him say, “Hell you’re fine, get up and get back on” then you had not been riding horses with Lyle. He especially liked watching his kids and grandkids participate in his love of horses. The most important thing to Lyle was his family, kids, grandkids, his sisters and his brother and his community which he never lived more than five miles from the White River his whole entire life. He was a Badlands cowboy through and through.
Lyle is survived by his children, Kathy (Boyce) Kennedy, Thomas (Lori) O’Rourke, Brady (Lane) O’Rourke, and Lisa Fulton, his sisters Midge Johnston, Kay (Ed) Reed, and his brother, Chuck (Betty) O’Rourke, his grandchildren, Miranda Feather, Megan Kennedy, Whitney (Charlie) Risse, Joe Kennedy, Sadie(Dawson) Jandreau, Jake Fulton, Tucker O’Rourke, Jared Fulton, Jace O’Rourke, John Lloyd Fulton, and great granddaughter, Collins Kennedy and special friend, Ronda Wilkins.
Lyle was preceded in death by his spouse, Jan Lytle O’Rourke, his parents Lloyd and Rose O’Rourke, sister, Rose Marie O’Rourke-Lester, Donna Lee and Phylis Jean O’Rourke, brothers, John Lloyd and Mike O’Rourke, son-in-law, Brian Fulton, brother- in-laws, Gary Lester, Lane Johnston, Glenn Hamm, Bill Walker, Danny O’Connell, Ronnie Heathershaw and Robert Crawford, sister-in-laws, Marilyn Walker and Kay O’Connell.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Interior Gym in Interior, South Dakota. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City, South Dakota following services.

Obituary: BUTCH WEBB

October 8, 1956 – December 9, 2021

Funeral services Butch Webb, 65, of Isabel will be at 10 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Webb Ranch north of Isabel. Burial will be at the ranch under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 5 PM with a prayer service at 6 PM at the ranch. Butch passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Loveland, CO.

On October 8 th, 1956, Martin George (Honey) Webb and Gloria Joan (Hunt) Webb welcomed their second born, Martin Allen (Butch) Webb. Butch was born in Gettysburg, South Dakota and called Armstrong County his home for many years. These were the years that the Missouri River, which ran just below their house, was narrow enough to swim across. He often recalled winters so tough that they couldn’t get to town so supplies would be dropped in by plane. There was excitement when the kids saw the plane overhead because they knew that there would be a bottle of Coca-Cola wrapped up carefully for them. This was tough country, but Butch often spoke of fun memories with his siblings and his cousins. Because of the distance to school in Eagle Butte, several years were spent living in the dorms. Butch did not like the dorms and soon moved in with “Old” John Holloway and his wife, Murphy. He talked fondly of those years,and the Holloway family remained true friends throughout his life. Following Butch’s high school graduation from CEB (Cheyenne Eagle Butte) in 1974, he took a job at the tribal office and continued to work for the Holloway outfit.

Butch loved to rodeo and would get on anything that bucked. He made the National High School finals in all 3 rough stock events several times and prided himself on working both ends of the arena. He always made sure to point out that horses bucked harder and you had to spur one out higher in the shoulder in his day.

In January of 1975 his first born son, Deb Allen Ducheneaux, was born.

In 1976, he went to Bozeman, MT (MSU) on a full ride rodeo scholarship. His oldest daughter, Dee Colette was born in March of 1977. He then moved his family to the University Of Wyoming. He was very proud of his degree. He worked nights at the railroad, went to college during the day, and broke colts in the afternoon. He continued riding broncs during these years, making and meeting many friends along the way. Butch also became an auctioneer during these times and could be heard saying “Betty Botter bought a bit of butter, but the butter made her batter bitter…) After his graduation from UW in 1981, he moved his family to Moorcroft, WY and worked for the Federal Land Bank. His years of working for Federal Land Bank/PCA took him to Gillette, Wyoming, Thermopolis, Wyoming, Hot Springs, Lemmon, Belle Fourche, Rapid City and Piedmont, SD.

Butch continued to rodeo during these years winning the NRCA and SDRA Championships many times. In 1988 he bought some land down by Cherry

Creek/Red Scaffold area. He started his small herd with some of the toughest Saler cattle that could be found. He spent time living with his cousin and best friend, Sean Deal, during these years. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs during this time and would get his cousins and friends to help him recoup cattle for the BIA.

In 1990, he bought the home place in Isabel and was appointed President/CEO of Western Dakota Bank of Timber Lake/Isabel. He was fair and honest in his position as bank president, growing the bank to include a branch in Eagle Butte. Many will tell you, had it not been for Butch they would not have prospered in the agricultural world.

In 1993, Butch hung up his bronc spurs with a final SDRA championship. This was a special win, as his daughter, Dee, was entered alongside of him.

In August of 1995, his second daughter Kailee Taryn Webb was born. Butch continued to grow his original ranch over the years, and put together a place that would take some 3 and 4 generations to do. Nobody ever gave him anything, he earned it all.

In May of 2004 his daughter Kenna Rydel was born. He was proud of his kids, cattle, and his horses and raised some of the best the west has ever seen.

One of Butch’s best attributes was his propensity towards business. He was hard working and never backed away. He was a good neighbor and a good steward to the land. He never over grazed a pasture and never underfed an animal.

Some of his favorite past times included going to the Heritage Place sale, racing horses, going to bull sales and watching his kids and grandkids rodeo and compete in sports. If you ever asked him what he had been doing it was, “fishing”, but we all knew better. Butch liked to work.

On November 12, 2013 Butch married the love of his life Stephanie Eagleberger. The couple started dating earlier that year after he sold Stephanie and her business partner a gray mare, Jess Tara, through the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale. They never looked back, Butch always saying it was “an outta the ballpark kind of love”. He and Stephanie loved breeding, raising and selling horses. His one desire was to win the All American Futurity; in true fashion he purchased his hopeful for 2022 this fall. In November of 2014 his beautiful daughter Lakin Allyn

Webb was born, a dads girl through and through. Butch and Stephanie started the Breeders’ Dynasty Premier Horse Sale in 2018, a lifelong goal of raising top quality performance and race horses. His son and “Pardner”, Wynston Allen was born in December of 2019, a spitting image of his father.

Butch is survived by his loving wife Stephanie Webb, son Deb Allen (Heidi) Ducheneux of Timber Lake, SD. Daughters Dee Colette(Tyler) Haugen of Sturgis, SD , Kailee Taryn Webb, Isabel, SD, Kenna Rydel Webb, Timber Lake, SD, Lakin Allyn Webb of Loveland, CO. Son, Wynston Allen Webb, Loveland, CO. Grandchildren Morgan, Brandt and Cole Ducheneaux of Timber Lake, SD. Landry, Arina Dee and Blaisely Haugen, Sturgis, SD. Father and mother-in-law Steve and Krisanne Eagleberger, Colorado Springs, CO, Sisters Debbie(Clay)Claymore, Julie(Brad) Young, Brother Ernest(Bogie) Webb, Sister-in-law Pam(Will) Ebert and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Honey and Joan Webb, grandparents Jack and Jenny Hunt, grandparents George and Ella Webb, Aunt Loraine(Beanie) Raeburn, and Uncle Dave Nelson

Obituary: HAROLD R. CAMPBELL

February 11, 1944 – November 29, 2021

The Funeral Service for Harold R. Campbell, age 77 of McIntosh, will be held at 11:00am MT Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the McIntosh School Gymnasium. Rev John Amundson will officiate with burial in the McIntosh Cemetery.

The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the website www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com and going to Harold’s obituary and clicking on “view funeral service here”.

A Public Visitation will be held at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon followed by a family service at 6:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in McIntosh.

Special music will be provided by Deb Trullinger.

Serving as Active Casketbearers are Grandsons, Royal Harsche, Robby Campbell, Bryce Keigley, Lukas Chase, Logan Chase, Colter Schenbeck, Campbel Schenbeck, Boedy Schenbeck, Garret Schenbeck.

Serving as Honorary Casketbearers are Granddaughters, Miranda Webber, Antionette Harsche, Mikayla Harsche, Lacey Larson, Melissa Murray, Jennifer Campbell, Brandy Carlson, Kelsey Nygaard, Karley Sugg, Olivia Chase.

Harold Robert Campbell was born February 11, 1944, in Lemmon, SD, to Robert A. and Josephine (Deutsch) Campbell. He grew up on the family ranch 12 miles south of McIntosh. He attended rural school through the 4th grade at the White Shirt Country School. He was a cantankerous little fellow, getting kicked out of school when he was in kindergarten. A fact he only shared after his Great-Grandson experienced the same punishment. He started his 5th grade year at McIntosh Elementary School. He graduated from McIntosh High School in 1962. He then attended South Dakota State University in Brooking obtaining a degree in Animal Science in 1966. It was at a freshman orientation dance the first day of college that Harold saw a group of people talking and noticed a dark-haired gal with a cute posterior profile. That posterior ended up belonging to Sharon Holm. Sharon remembers some guy poking his head into the circle and asking her to dance. She said, “Yes”, and Sharon and Harold danced together for over 45 years.

Harold and Sharon were united in marriage on June 28, 1964 in Redfield, SD. Harold lovingly referred to Sharon as his June Bride. Following college, they moved to Renner, SD where Harold worked for John Morrell. Five children, Marcia, Robert, Rebecca, Lana, and Amy were born to this union.

In 1970, the Campbell’s purchased a ranch north of McIntosh. Harold took his bride and young family to their home behind the butte. Many joyous years were spent on the ranch. From 1970 to the mid 80’s Harold ranched with his brother, Harvey. The Campbell Bros. began raising Hereford cattle. But it wasn’t to long before Harold’s eye was caught by the Red Angus breed. They soon switched their breeding program. The Campbell Red Angus name has grown throughout the years. In the mid 90’s it had grown to be one of the top ten largest herds in the nation. In 2010 his son, Robert, took over the reins of Campbell Red Angus. Harold remained on the home place serving as advisor and “ranch hand” until his passing.

Harold taught Vet’s Ag School to Veterans in the McIntosh and surrounding area in the mid 70’s. The Vets were able to utilize their GI Bill and get valuable training on farming and ranching operations. Many of these students are still farming and ranching in the area to this day. Several have attributed Harold’s teaching to giving them the start they needed. Harold’s kids can remember fondly being able to attend a class now and then, particularly when he would show Laurel and Hardy movies.

Harold also was an auctioneer. In 1976 he attended auctioneer’s school in Billings, Montana. Harold auctioned with several partners over the years. It was at these auctions that the kids learned how to be ring men, take bids and of course display the goods to be sold. It was those skills that the family later put into use at many wedding dance with the selling of the garter. The last garter auction Harold cried was at his grandson Royal’s wedding this past July.

Harold was an avid 4-H supporter. He was a 4-Her as a kid, as were his kids and several grandkids. During the years that his kids and grandkids showed market beef steers there was always a Campbell steer or two or three in the overall market steer class. There was a “Campbell Kid” showing at the Grant County Fair from 1971 until 2018. Harold was also on the fair board in Grant Count for over 20 years.

One of Harold’s hobbies was horse and buggies. He had accrued quite a collection over the years. He and Sharon enjoyed dressing in pioneer regalia and driving their paint team in the centennial parades. Harold also had the pleasure of driving a team of Belgium’s pulling his three-seat buggy to escort his granddaughter’s on her wedding day at the ranch.

After Harold “retired” he liked to say he became a professional Grandpa. He enjoyed traveling through North and South Dakota attending various events of his grandchildren and great-children.

Harold was lucky enough to be doted upon by his five children. When he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and a blood disorder, they were all at the ready to help him whether it be to take him to his appointments, go grocery shopping or just to lend a hand. Robert said the girls spoiled him, but they had other ideas.

Whether you called him Dad, Brother, Grandpa, Uncle, Grandpa Great, Cousin, Old Papa or simply a friend, everyone was touched by Harold. Branding workers, hired hands, school teachers and many others never left the ranch without a hearty meal which ended with the question, “Did you get enough?”

Harold passed away with his children and their spouses by his side on Monday, November 29, 2021 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND at the age of 77 years 9 months and 18 days following a sudden illness.

Grateful to have been blessed with the soft spoken Irishman are his children: Marcia (Leroy) Harsche, Robert (Kara) Campbell, Becky (Greg) Eisenbarth, Lana (Darren) Chase & Amy (Tom) Metz. Also holding Harold dear are his Grandchildren: Miranda (Josh) Webber, Antionette Harsche (Congo Hawes), Royal (Krystal Y.) Harsche, Mikayla Harsche, Lacey (Darren) Larson, Melissa (Alex) Murray, Robby Campbell, Jenny Campbell, Brandy Carlson, Bryce (Chelsey) Keigley, Kelsey (Aaron) Nygaard, Karley (Dillon) Sugg, Lukas Chase, Logan Chase, Olivia Chase, Colter Schenbeck, Campbell Schenbeck, Boedy Schenbeck, and Garret Schenbeck; Great-Grandchildren: Austin Peterson, Kaelynn Webber, Trenton & Gage Hawes, Greyson Ynfante, Richard Scholes, Sage, Abel & Areya Larson, Braylon Keigley, Payton & Jolynn Southard, Lilyan & Kaitlyn Carlson, Parker, Jaxzen & Hunter Keigley, Blaine, McCoy & Sayler Nygaard, Ellie, Killian & Ravynn Sugg, & Hazlynn Schenbeck; Siblings, Elaine (Claire) Stymeist, Harvey Campbell, and Lloyd (Vicki) Campbell; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Holm and Trudy Vickerman; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Also to have shared a special place in Harold’s life were many extended family to numerous to mention.

Harold was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon; one grandson, Neulyn Harsche; his parents, Robert A & Josephine Campbell; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn & Tim Dirk; In-laws, Melvin & Gertrude Holm; Brothers-in-law, Steven, Matt & Mark Holm.

Cards can be mailed to Robert Campbell, 5096 95th St. SW, McIntosh, SD 57641

Obituary: DAVID WILMER REISIG

February 1, 2022 – November 22, 2021

David Wilmer Reisig, 72, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2021. David was born on February 1,1949, to Wilmer and Arlene Reisig in Glendive, Montana. The eldest of six kids, David was raised in Sidney MT where he graduated from Sidney High School. He then went on to College at Montana State University (GO BOBCATS) and graduated with an Ag Business degree.

David and Wanda met through mutual friends in Sidney and started dating while in college. They were married on June 8, 1969 in Miles City, MT. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a family trip to Hawaii that they will treasure forever.

David loved to work in multiple industries always having multiple irons in the fire working until the very end. David started working for Yellowstone County in Billings in 1973. They moved to Hardin four years later when he went to work for PCA where he remained until he started Reisig Agency in 1988. One of the proudest moments for David was when his three sons joined in the family businesses with him. Reisig Cattle was started with his family in 2007. David was admired and respected in the agricultural industry by all that knew him. He served on multiple boards for local banks, church and Republican party- just to name a few. David was a huge supporter of the 4H, FFA, local youth groups and all of his son’s and grandchildren’s activities. David and Wanda were active and supportive founding members of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. His passion was for everyone to know the Lord like he did.

David had a heart of gold and enjoyed going to work every day, whether it was in the office or out in the fields or pastures. He loved the community he lived in where his staff and customers were his close friends and extended family. David loved the Lord, his family and friends living life to its fullest. Wanda and David had the opportunity to travel domestically and around the world sharing great explorations with one another.

David was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wanda; his sons, Chad (Kelli) of Billings/Hardin, Scott (Emily) of Hardin, and Dustin (Rebecca) of Lewistown; his grandchildren Taylor, Luke, Koyama, Makiko, Katana, Kiyoshi, Emiko, Eiko, Jacob and Colt; his great grandson Grant; his mother, Arlene; his siblings Willeen (Jim), Donald (Ovida), Darryl (Sophie), Duane (Jen), Dan (Heather), his mother in law Katherine Miller along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11am at the Hardin High School Gym with burial to follow at the Reisig Family Cemetery North of Hardin followed by a reception at the Fort Custer Golf Course.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Horn County Historical Museum, St Jude Children’s Hospital or Montana Teen Challenge.

Obituary: JAMES EDWARD COURTNEY

October 29, 1931 – November 19, 2021

James Edward Courtney was born October 29, 1931 to James M. and Dorothea (Bischoff) Courtney at the beginning of the Great Depression …drought, dust and hard times were all Dad knew during his early childhood. This humble, meager beginning lit a fire within Dad to make everything he was involved in or touched “better!” Never one to fuss about the negatives of a situation, Dad looked at life through the lens that, with hard work and determination, things could be done better and smarter. He finished his earthly journey on November 19, 2021 at the Spearfish (SD) Canyon Rehab.
Funeral services will be held in Belle Fourche, SD on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. Paul Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Visitation at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills on November 26, 4-6 p.m. followed by a Wake at the Church at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery.
Jim’s funeral will be broadcasted live online, on his obituary page located on the funeral home’s website: www.LeveringtonFH.com, where there is also a video tribute available to view.
With only a high school education, Dad was gifted with a vision and determination to succeed at ranching and raising livestock that few possessed. His passion was to raise the best sheep and cattle, otherwise, why put out the effort. He also felt an obligation to belong to organizations that worked to protect the land and that championed Agriculture. Throughout his life, he belonged to many county, state and national organizations and was often elected to leadership positions.
Dad married Hazel Summers on June 14, 1953. Ranching with sheep and Herefords, Dad and Mom were the perfect team and raised our family to know hard work, to resiliently endure storms and setbacks, yet learn to adapt as we faced challenges. The fifth Courtney generation is now calling the ranch home continuing to build on the foundation laid by decades of commitment and perseverance. Dad’s life was a master class in taking modest beginnings forward to a life well lived and passing it on to the next generation!
After Mom passed in 2001, Dad married Della Crago in 2002 and they shared a love for Herefords and ranch life. Della passed in 2012. Alone again, he found companionship with Sondra Giacometto and they married in 2013.
We marveled at Dad’s ability to “never stop living.” During the past couple years, he faced health issues including heart valve replacement with a steady resolve to get better, but he never stopped driving to the ranch, going to great grandkids’ programs and attending community events. He was passionate about living. He lived a full, ambitious and very accomplished life that impacted many. We are proud to be his family.
Left to miss him are wife Sondra; daughter Lezlie and husband Larry Moore, Vivian, SD; daughter Colleen Courtney, Belle Fourche, SD; son Tom and wife Jody, Alzada, MT; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister Virginia Ludwick and her children Roger and Jo and their families; Hazel’s brother Ned Summers and wife Patsy and their family. Also saddened by his passing are Sondra’s children Sabrina, Leo, Joe and John and their families.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hazel, daughter Jeanne Wombold, a stillborn daughter, second wife Della, brother-in-law Bill Ludwick and Hazel’s sister Betty and her husband Edwin Loken.

Obituary: LUETTA ANN “LU” ROSETH

May 22, 1945 – November 17, 2021

Luetta Ann Roseth, better known as “Lu” by her family and friends, was born May 22, 1945, at the Scotland Medical Clinic in Scotland, South Dakota to Joshua Benjamin and Eleanor (Benesh) Ireland. Lu was baptized and confirmed in her Catholic faith at St. Georges Church in Scotland. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1963 then attended SDSU for one year. While in Brookings she worked for a large grocery store as their accountant for two years before transferring out to the National College of Business in Rapid City.

While in Brookings she met her husband, Jerry Roseth, and the two were united in marriage on January 30, 1968, in Denver, Colorado. After marrying they moved to the Roseth Ranch east of Philip from 1968 until 1979.

Then they moved into Philip, and Jerry and Lu purchased Philip Livestock Auction in 1974. While owning Philip Livestock she managed the office and was the head bookkeeper. They ran the sale barn for 32 years. She treated everyone from consignors, buyers, and employees with respect. In 2006 they sold Philip Livestock. She then spent her time going to her grandchildren’s events such as rodeos and volleyball, basketball, and football games. Lu also enjoyed the music and band concerts Mrs. Bowen and the Philip kids would put on.

Lu was a member of the Haakon City School Board, Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Board, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church Evening Guild.

Survivors include her husband Jerry of Philip; two daughters Paulette (Chad) Ramsey and Carrie (Dustin) Lurz both of Philip; five grandchildren: Cylver, Copper, Dymond, and Christopher Lurz and Charlee Ramsey, all of Philip; one brother Lyle (Joanne) Ireland of Scotland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Eleanor Ireland; a sister Paulette Ireland as an infant; parents-in-law Paul and Charlotte Roseth; sister-in-law Marcia West; and brother-in-law Wayne Roseth.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Fine Arts Building in Philip with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant.

Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Obituary: EARL DEAN CAPP

November 16, 1931 – November 3, 2021

Earl Dean Capp, age 89 of Nisland, died Wednesday November 3, 2021,at the Avantara Saint Cloud Healthcare Center in Rapid City.

He was born November 16, 1931, in Faith, South Dakota. He was the son of Mathias and Anna (Schnoor) Capp. He was the youngest in a family of 10 children. In his younger days, he attended country school. After 6th grade, he left school and moved to Long Valley, SD to help Bill and Ruth Capp with their ranch. Soon enough, a neighbor took a liking to Earl, and he met Alfred and Peggy Good and their young family and he formed lifelong friendships. Even though he was a hired hand, they treated him as if he was one of their own children.

While attending dances in the Faith and Dupree areas, he took notice of a beautiful brown-haired girl, Alice Lavonne Ross. They were married June 7, 1952, and shortly after that Earl was drafted into the Army and was sent to Korea. He returned from Korea in 1954, and his first son, David, was born in 1955.

The young family moved to Arpan, SD around 1958 and in 1960 their second son, Dennis, was born. Earl and Alice ran a band of white-faced sheep, a small herd of milk-cows. Earl worked for the U and I Sugar Factory and for Dr. Buck, veterinarian. With every penny, they scrimped and saved to buy more livestock and to put together more tracts of land for the Earl Capp Ranch. In 1965, their third son, Darin was born, and their family was complete. In 1967, Earl went to work as a Ringman at Belle Fourche Livestock, and he and Alice bought the Oliver and Helen Herrett place.

During the next several years he became a director for the Belle Fourche Irrigation District and a Director for Farm Credit where he served for 24 years.

Earl and Alice enjoyed traveling with their 5th wheel camper and their camper club, the Black Hills Hillbillies.

In 2011, Alice passed away from cancer, and turned Earl’s world upside down. She had been compensating for his dementia and when she was gone this became very apparent. Within a year he was placed in a dementia care facility,

Earl is survived by his 2 sons, David Capp of Nisland, Dennis (Cathy) Capp of Nisland; daughter-in-law, Jamie Capp of Everett, WA; 3 grandchildren, Austin, Danielle, and Derek; lifelong friends Gordon (Janet) Good and Arlee Kukal; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice; son, Darin; brothers, Howard, Vern, Donno, Charles, Bill, Harry; and sisters, Hazel, Mae, and Doris.

Funeral arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. www.LeveringtonFH.com

Obituary: LAVETTA MAY WEEDING

March 21, 1956 – October 29, 2021

Lavetta May Weeding, age 65 of Jordan, MT passed away suddenly on Friday, October 29, 2021, at the family ranch near Jordan.

Lavetta was born March 21, 1956, in Kalispell, MT. She was the daughter of John Coad “JC” and Adeline “Mike” (Bonko) Richards, and raised most of her life by Lee Roberts. She attended grade school at Cohagen through the eighth grade and graduated from Custer County District High School in 1974. She married Doug Weeding on June 22, 1974, in Miles City, MT. Following their marriage, they worked throughout Eastern Montana until settling on the family ranch in Jordan until the time of her passing.

Lavetta had a love for a lot of things. One of the most important were her three children. She loved being their mom and was so proud of all their accomplishments. She traveled and followed them all through their rodeo careers. It was there she formed her other family. “The rodeo family”. There wasn’t a rodeo kid she didn’t cheer on and form lasting relationships with. You would see Lavetta in the crows nest or in the stands with her clipboard, tallying and keeping the scores for everyone. If you had a question about your time, she could tell you where you stood, but always made sure to tell you “it’s not official.”

She found her calling in life when she had grandchildren. She was a proud grandma. She was known as “Kalla and Grandma” to them. They were her pride and joy! Her smile when she spoke of them would lighten a room. She loved being a part of their lives and would rarely miss the opportunity to cheer them on in all their activities.

Lavetta was part of the start of the Big Dry Roping Club, where they put on numerous events. She was involved as secretary for many High School and YRA Rodeos, traveling each weekend to follow the kids. She could always be seen at the Jordan fair helping wherever she could with any horse related activity. She was the secretary for the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale for many years and looked forward to reconnecting with the contestants each year. She loved her Wild Horse Racing family.

Lavetta was instrumental in many firsts. She was part of the inception of the Jordan Ranch Rodeo, which led to the Youth and Women’s Spur of the Moment Ranch Rodeo in Terry MT. She was part of the inception of the Eastern Montana Ranch Rodeo Finals and was the secretary for many ranch rodeos throughout the summer. She followed her favorite women’s team, the Seven Blackfoot Ranch, to nearly every rodeo they competed in, including a special road trip to Winnemucca Nevada.

Lavetta never knew a stranger. She knew everyone, and if she didn’t, she would by the time she left. She was always up for a road trip and looked forward to what the next adventure would bring. Lavetta loved George Strait, and didn’t mind traveling the country to see him in concert. She would even stop along the road to have a dance in the ditch to one of her favorite songs. She loved the boys of summer. Baseball was her game; the Royals were her team; and everyone knew she’d be up for a good bet when it came to the World Series. She loved her flowers and working in her yard. She never missed a good purchase of a beautiful piece of turquoise. She loved her dogs, chocolate (blue M&M’s) delicious wine, and good horses. Lavetta also worked for Y Cross Feeds for many years. She took great pride in her job. She loved her customers and the friendships she created with them. You could call her for your vaccine and she always could remember the number of doses you had before or needed.

She was a kind and giving person, and always thought of others before herself. She never missed sending a May Day basket to her friends and family. But most of all, Lavetta was one of a kind! She made each day brighter by being in our lives.

Our greatest wish is that your favorite pen never runs dry, your stopwatch remains precise, and that you are watching over all of us in the best crows nest in the sky.

Time the last rodeo, dance the last dance to King George, kiss your grandkids, and smile!

Love is patient, Love is kind, Love never fails, and now of these three remains-
Faith, Hope, and Love,
But the greatest of these is Love.
Corinthians 12:8-13

Survivors include her husband Doug of Jordan, Clint (Kyle) Weeding of Jordan, Jennifer Weeding (Ben) of Glendive, Chantz (Jessica) Weeding of Jordan; her siblings: Karen Deyarmin of Great Falls, MT, Donna Howe (Kevin) of Great Falls, MT, Penny McPherson of Forsyth, Gary (Merrylee) Roberts and Tim (Shirley) Roberts; her grandchildren: Hatley, Mesa, Wyatt, Tilden, Jaden, James and Ella and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Kelly, brother-in-law Dean Howe and her father-in-law Cecil Weeding.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Jordan, MT. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in Jordan, MT. Interment will follow at the Butte Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Big Dry Roping Club.

Obituary: GREGOR BYRON MCFARLAND

September 16, 1937 – October 2, 2021

Gregor Byron McFarland, 84, died at his home, Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Gregor Byron McFarland was born September 16, 1937, in Sturgis, SD, to Gladys (Holst) and George B. McFarland. He was the 8th of 10 children and was raised on the family ranch. He attended Sturgis Elementary, Bend Country School, and Morse Creek School. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1955, and often said that high school and playing football were some of the best times of his life. He attended SDSU for 1 year before returning home to help his father on the ranch.
He winked at Ardith Kay Strong at a dance in Whitewood, SD, and the rest is history. They married November 18, 1960, and created a life together for the next 60 + years on the ranch he bought from his father. This ranch had been homesteaded in 1879, by his great-grandfather, James McFarland. There they raised their 5 children: Kristina (Tim) Todd, Kenny (Kelli) McFarland, Brenda (David) Janovy, Darla (Kevin) LaVallee, and Gerald McFarland. This ranch holds many special memories for their grandchildren: Courtney (GB) Fischbach and their children, Tucker, and Addie; Casey McFarland; Melana (Jeremy) Walston and their children, Ryder, Beckam, Teagan, and Saylor; Travis (LeighAnn) Todd; Breanna, Michael, and Nicholas Janovy; Mariah Sievert and her children Tommy and Wyatt; Cody, Carsen, and Maddie McFarland.
Gregor’s hobby was “work” and his favorite place to be and visit was “home”. He was always happiest working his cattle and land, growing his ranch, working with his “helpmate” (as his mother referred to Ardith once), and with his children working by his side. He was never too busy to pick up petrified wood or pick sweet peas to take back to his partner in life. These flowers were more appreciated than the crawdads, baby bunnies, turtles, and even baby fawns that he brought in to her at times.
He was always humble and the hardest working man anyone knew. He never wanted to ‘put on the dog’. He always wore work clothes into the bank because he ‘didn’t want them to think he had money’. Any extra pennies (and many borrowed ones) went to building the ranch. There were many happy memories of swimming breaks during the heat of haying, fun vacations (that he was usually more than ready to get home from), and many fun times enjoying friends, family and nature; especially memorable Sunday afternoon adventures after church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ardith (who cared for him in their home until his death); his children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; along with many special relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys; his parents-in-law, Blanche (Blake), and Ralph Strong; his grandson, Casey McFarland; four brothers; three sisters; many in-laws; and special cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. They are now reunited in heaven celebrating his life.
A memorial has been established to Rainbow Bible ranch.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.