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William H. Vroman: 1926-2018

October 7, 2019

William H. Vroman 1926-2019 William H. Vroman, 93, of Buffalo, SD passed peacefully in his sleep Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Belle Estate in Belle Fourche, SD. Bill’s life celebration will be held Friday Oct....


Obituary for Lawrence Charles Giacometto: 1945-2019

September 19, 2019

On the evening of September 12, 2019 Lawrence Charles Giacometto passed away at his ranch, in the house, because of a heart condition. Lawrence was 74 years old. Lawrence was born in Broadus, Montana on...


Obituary for Tommy Robert Hickman: 1944-2019

September 19, 2019

Tommy Robert Hickman passed away on Sept. 10 in Bronte, Texas surrounded by his family. Born January 27, 1944 in Sweetwater, Texas, Tommy lived a full life with many friends and adventures. After graduating from...


Obituary – Regina Cooper: 1932-2019

August 23, 2019

Regina Cooper 1932-2019 Regina was born December 4, 1932, in Arlee, MT, on The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation to her parents, Pete and Mary Pierre. Regina Pierre Cooper took her...


Obituary – Richard “Rich” Lee Vavra: 1947-2019

July 2, 2019

Richard “Rich” Lee Vavra, age 72, of Nisland, SD passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 23, 2019. A private family memorial service was held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the home...


Obituary for Doug Hurm: 1952-2019

June 17, 2019

Doug Hurm, 66 of Fruitdale, and formerly of St. Onge, SD passed away on June 10, 2019. Doug was born to Don and Sylvia Hurm in Mitchell, SD on September 13, 1952. His childhood years...


George “Doug” Johnson: 1936-2019

May 2, 2019

George Douglas “Doug” Johnson, 83 of Belle Fourche, SD passed away at the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, SD after a ten-year long battle with dementia. The third of eight girls and two...


Obituary: Daniel “Dan” Bruns

April 29, 2019

Daniel “Dan” Bruns 1950-2019 Daniel “Dan” Bruns, age 68, of Madison, joined his loved ones on April 7, 2019 at the Madison Regional Health System after fighting a courageous 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic...


Linda A. Stoddard: 1943-2019

April 22, 2019

Linda A. “Wink” Stoddard, age 75, of Norris, died Easter morning, April 21, 2019, at the Kadoka Nursing Home, after fighting a courageous 9-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease and the last three years with Lewy...


Darin Dale Noyce: 1963 – 2019

April 17, 2019

Darin Dale Noyce, of Aladdin, Wyoming passed away unexpectedly April 15th, 2019 in Riverton, Wyoming. He was born on June 9th, 1963 in Belle Fourche, SD to David and Judy Noyce. Darin was lovingly raised...


Lenora “Norie” Jane Bloom: 1939-2019

April 10, 2019

Lenora “Norie” Jane Bloom was born to Bud and Lucyle (Kelly) Bloom on May 11, 1939 in Quinn, South Dakota. She was a beloved little sister to her brother Jim. She grew up on the...


William “Bill” E. Hollister: 1930-2019

April 4, 2019

William “Bill” E. Hollister was born May 6, 1930, to Edward and Lucille (Chambers) Hollister in Hot Springs, SD. He graduated from high school in 1948 from Newell, SD. He was in the United States...


Larry Joe Ruland: 1939-2019

April 4, 2019

Larry Joe Ruland was born to Henry and Helen (Ballard) Ruland on April 5, 1939 in Pinedale, Wyoming. He was a beloved brother to Mary Ann, John, Rita and Hank. Larry’s love for horses blossomed...


Dayton Hyde: 1925-2019

March 22, 2019

Dayton Hyde’s journey began March 25, 1925 in Marquette, Michigan where, at the age of 13, he ran away to join his uncle on his Oregon cattle ranch, Yamsi. Dayton was drawn to Yamsi after...


Shirley “Rene” LaBree: 1947-2019

March 11, 2019

Shirley Laureen (Rene) Frye LaBree passed away on March 8, 2019 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, Montana, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Rene was born in Baker, MT, on January 12, 1947,...


Ralph Keffeler: 1937-2019

March 6, 2019

Ralph David Keffeler was born in Sturgis, SD, on Jan. 22, 1937, to John and Mary (Grubl) Keffeler. He attended school through 8th grade at the Lower Alkali School. Later, he worked hard, studying down...


Betty Littau: 1928-2019

February 20, 2019

Betty Littau, 90, of Winner, SD passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD. Betty Lenore Littau was born Dec. 21, 1928 south of Carter, South...


Jerrold Gliko: 1943-2019

February 13, 2019

Little Belt native and Belt area resident, Jerry Gliko, 75, passed away quietly at Peace Hospice House in Great Falls, February 10, 2019 from complications of Emphysema and COPD. Born in Great Falls, Montana on...


Robert Gene Burke: 1951-2019

February 4, 2019

Robert Gene Burke was born January 31, 1951 and passed away at home on February 1, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to William and Harriet (Alexander) Burke,...


Karen Sue Bryan: 1955-2019

January 29, 2019

Karen Sue Bryan, born January 1, 1955, died unexpectedly January 25, 2019. She was born in Belle Fourche, SD, to Dorwin and Hope Weiss. She was the third of four siblings. She graduated nursing school...