Miscellaneous Pennington County, South Dakota Obituaries
Donated by Ellen

Aged Hermosa Man Dies Here Friday
Ross Anderson of Hermosa died at a local hospital Friday night after a long illness.
Services will be held in the Hermosa Congregational church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rew Walz of the Rapid City Presbyterian church officiating.    Burial will be in the Hermosa cemetery under the direction of Behrens mortuary of Rapid City.
Anderson was born in Dayton, Ohio on Jun 22, 1858 and went to North Dakota in the early 80's.   He came to Rapid City in 1906 and ran a ranch on Box Elder Creek where he lived until he sold it.   But several years thereafter, he lived in Rapid City and went to Hermosa in 1923, where he had since made his home with Charles Seaman.
There are no known survivors.
[He died 12 Sept 1941; this is from the Rapid City Daily Journal in Rapid City Pennington County SD.]

Eck W. Binder

Funeral services for Eck W. [William] Binder will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Behrens Mortuary with the Rev. B. A. Lund officiating.   Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Binder, 83, died Monday in a Rapid City hospital.  He was born in Pottstown, Pa., on June 23, 1890, and married Pearl Landers at Lander, Wyo., on Dec. 20, 1918.   He came to Rapid City in 1927.    He operated Binder's Shoe Store here for 25 years, retiring in 1960.
He was a veteran of World War I, a 50-year member of the American Legion and a life member of the Rapid City Elks Lodge.   He also was a member of the World War I Veterans Senior Citizens, Golden Age Club and United Commercial Travelers.
Survivors include the widow, one son, Mahlon, Rapid City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nephews and a niece.
A memorial has been established.  - Note: Social Security Death Index reports his death to be in August 1973.

Pearl May Binder

SPEARFISH - Pearl May Binder died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at her home in Spearfish.
Pearl was born on July 11, 1900, in Aledo, Illinois, to James and Laura Belle (Bauguess) Landers.
As a child she moved with her family to Wyoming by covered wagon. She married Eck Binder on December 20, l918. In 1921 they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where they owned and operated Binder's Shoe Store for many years. In 1996 Pearl moved to Spearfish and made her home at Tendercare Assisted Living.
Pearl was an experienced seamstress, enjoyed dancing and gardening, and spending time with her family.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was a past president. She was a Charter Member of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does of Rapid City and was active at the Canyon Lake Senior Center.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Ken Binder of New York City, Dan Binder of Spearfish, Becky Binder of Lead and Tim Binder of Stonington, Conn., and a daughter-in-law, DeDe Binder of Rapid City.
Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, Paul, Phil, Emily, Andy, Tim, Sean, Ben and Mahlon.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, S.D.
The Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home of Spearfish has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mickey Bovee

BELLE FOURCHE - Services for former Pennington County extension home economist Mickey Robinson Bovee, 85, who died Saturday at Rapid City Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Frost & Sons Chapel in Belle Fourche.
The Rev. Dick Ward of Rapid City will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine Slope Cemetery at Belle Fourche.
A memorial has been established.
She was born Nov. 12, 1903, at Manville, Wyo., to Albert and Nellie Robbins and grew up in the Aladdin, Wyo., area.
After attending Spearfish Normal School and receiving a teaching certificate, she taught school for 12 years in Wyoming and South Dakota, then attended Colorado State College at Greeley and received a degree in home economics.
She worked for several years at Ipswitch, then came to Rapid City in 1954 as Pennington County extension home economics agent.
She was a member of the Zonta Club, Order of Eastern Star, the Bridgetts Club of Sturgis for 50 years, the South Dakota Home Economics Association and the Sojourners Travel Club.
Among the survivors are one daughter: Fay Sankey Beach, Roy, Wash.; two grandsons, Wayne Keith Sankey, Janesville, Wis., and Terry Sankey, Deadwood; and six great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death. - Note: Social Security Death Index reports his death to be in 17 Dec 1988.

Mitchell Girl, 20, Buried, Rockerville

Graveside rites were held in the Rockerville cemetery Wednesday morning for Lois Winifred Butterfield, 20, who died of Hodgkin's disease in a Mitchell hospital Monday.
A graduate of Dakota Wesleyan university, Mitchell, Miss Butterfield had been teaching at Fedora until about a month ago, when she was taken ill.
The Rev. Nels Fanebust, Lead, conducted the services.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mable C. Butterfield, Mitchell; two brothers, William Butterworth, a teacher at Highmore, and the Rev. Ernest Butterfield, Methodist-Episcopal minister at Dresden, N.Y.; three sisters, Grace Butterfield, county deputy superintendent, Chamberlain, and Doris and Edith Butterfield, Mitchell, and an uncle, Frank Butterfield, living near Rockerville.
A member of the Epworth League Institute at Pactola several seasons and a member of the Dakota Wesleyan a capella choir, Miss Butterfield was well known in the Black Hills area.
Her father, Otis Butterfield, who died about 10 years ago, was a member of the Dakota conference and was pastor of the First Methodist church at Winner.
Behrens mortuary completed arrangements.

Calvin Lovejoy Dies Sunday (stamped Sept. 30, 1940)

Calvin Lovejoy, 88, pioneer Rapid City resident, died early Sunday at his home, 1214 Fulton street, after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 2, 1852, on a farm near West Andover, Mass., where he spent his boyhood.   When he was 17 he left home and headed westward to seek his fortune.   While visiting in Illinois he decided to follow the Mississippi river to New Orleans, and worked his way down the river on a steamboat.   Later he went to Texas, where he met and married Miss Arbry Louise Owens, Jan. 12, 1880, at Saint Jo.   Soon afterward the couple moved to Arkansas, and in 1888 joined a wagon train en route to the Black Hills.   Lovejoy settled at Rapid City and for five years was employed at the old brick kiln west of the city.
In 1893 the Lovejoys homesteaded near Owanka at Vesta, now known as Lakeside.   For 30 years he was an active member of the Vesta community, and for many years was postmaster of the Vesta post-office, since discontinued.
In 1923 Lovejoy retired and with his wife returned to Rapid City, where they have resided since.   On Jan. 12 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Besides his widow, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ben Leman, Rapid City; Mrs. Jennie Hansen, Mountain View, Mo., and Mrs. William Champion, Owanka.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeside church north of Owanka.   The Rev. G. Bryant Drake of the Rapid City Congregational church, will officiate.   The body is at the Behrens mortuary.

Clara Reid

BELLE FOURCHE - Services for Clara Linton-Held Reid will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost & Son Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Roth officiating.   Burial will be in Pine Slope Cemetery.
Mrs. Reid died Sunday at John Burns Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 3, 1895, in Rapid City to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Linton and was adopted at the age of 3 by Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Held.  She attended Rapid City schools.
She married Leslie M. Reid, Oct. 3, 1913, in Rapid City.   They ranched in the Rapid City area for several years, moved to Meade County in 1925 and to the Twilight area of Butte County in 1933.   At the time of retirement they were living east of Newell.   They moved to Belle Fourche in 1967.
Surviving are six sons, Clarence and Lester of Nisland, Harvey of Lead, William of Alzada, Mont., Raymond and Howard, Milwaukee; four daughters, Mrs. Roy (Izelle) Berglund, Belle Fourche; Mrs. Jack (Anna Belle) Hubbard, Le Havre, Calif.; Mrs. Marvin (Florence) Glanzman, Mission Hill, and Mrs. Wayne (Clara Mae) Homer, Newell; also 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, three sisters, two brothers, three grandsons and a granddaughter.
A memorial has been established to the Heart Fund.- August 4, 1974.

Funeral Services Held at Home for Mrs. Louisa Davis
Daughter, Two Grandsons and Granddaughter Survive Civil War Widow

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Louisa Davis at state soldiers' home.   The Rev. Clay Morris officiated, and interment was made in the state home cemetery.
The state home quartet, composed of Mrs. Minnie B. Smith, Mrs. Nettie Scott; E. L. Hurlbut and A. M. Ream, with Mrs. Hurlbut at the piano, sang three numbers.
Pallbearers were Frank Gribbe, A. E. Bishop, J. W. Platt, James Fladebo, Fred Fowler and E. K. Eliason.
Louisa A. Jay was born in Henry county, Iowa, July 5, 1845, the eldest of six children, and was the last surviving member of the family.
She died Dec. 5, 1936, at the age of 91.
She was married in 1867 to James H. Davis, who was honorably discharged from Company D, 14th Iowa infantry, at the close of the Civil war.   One son died in infancy.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dayse Kingman, and two grandsons residing in Los Angeles, Cal., and one granddaughter, Miss Louise Kingman, Rapid City, who was present at the time of hter grandmother's death, and returned to her home late Monday after attending funeral services. - Dated December 11, 1936.


Hot Springs, March 9 - Mrs. Louis Lewis, 52, Edgemont, died at a local hospital Wednesday. _?___ responsible for people who __?___ .    Lewis' body was taken to Edgemont by ambulance, where funeral services and interment were to be held.


Edgemont, Dec. 17 - The body of Lumley Lewis, farmer near Rumford, S. D., fifteen miles southeast of here, was found about ten o'clock Saturday morning, after searching since Thursday night for him.   He left the house that evening to go after the cows and failed to return.   Becoming alarmed, his wife, and later the neighbors, started to look for him.   When found he was just a short distance behind his barn, with his shotgun beside him.   His feet becoming entangled in some loose wire, he evidently fell in such a way as to cause the gun, which he was carrying to shoot and he was instantly killed.   The coroners jury pronounced the death due to accidental shooting, his brain being penetrated.   The body was brought in Saturday afternoon by the undertaker, E. R. McColley, and is now in the undertakings parlors.   He leaves a wife and five children. - not dated.


Edgemont, Dec. 21 - Funeral servces were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon for Lumely Lewis, victim of a gunshot accident a few days before.   Rev. J. O. Bebson conducted the services, and special selected songs were sung by Mrs. Hubbard and Mrs. Benson.    Mr. Lewis had been a farmer near Rumford for a number of years, and many of the neighbors from there attended the funeral.   A wife, fourch sons and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Raby, all living near here, survive him. - not dated.

Encephalitis is Fatal to E.G.F. Man

Ellery Knowles, assistant East Grand Forks postmaster, died of encephalitis in a hospital at 5:15 P.M. Tuesday.   He was 58 years old.
Mr. Knowles was stricken early Sunday morning and a few hours later was taken to a hospital.   He was unconscious more than 50 hours.
The family came to East Grand Forks from Philadelphia 12 ago.   There, Mr. Knowles was in charge of postal savings.   Previously he had been employed in the Deadwood, S.D., postoffice, entering the service there in 1912.
He was active in music organizations, having served as president of the Northwest Minnesota Singers' association and as an officer of the East Grand Forks Men's chorus.   Mr. Knowles was a member of the Elks lodge.   He was born in Westside, Ia., Sept. 30, 1880.    His home was 314 South street.
Surviving are Mrs. Knowles, three daughters, Olive at home, Mrs. Kenneth Gustafson of Grand Forks and Mrs. Howard Bosworth of Washington, D.C.; and sisters, Miss Olive Knowles and Mrs. Helen Culbertson of Deadwood, S.D., Mrs. Matt Anderson of Rapid City, S.D., and Mrs. Ed. McGivern of Lewiston, Mont.

Charles F. Ellis

Services for Charles F. Ellis, 89, who died Friday in a local hospital, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Behrens Mortuary with the Rev. Charles E. Frederick officiating.    Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Ellis was born in Wisconsin Dec. 30, 1881.   He came to South Dakota as a young boy and grew up in the Forestburg area.
He married Anna Warner Dec. 7, 1906 at Madison.   They homesteaded at Van Meter but lived most of the time at Isabel.   They came to Rapid City in 1957, living here since.
Surviving Ellis is his widow, Anna; two sons, Willard, Aberdeen, and Kenneth, Jefferson, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Esther) King, Umatilla, Ore.; Mrs. Steve (Merle) King, Philippsburg, Mont., and Ruth Ellis, Rapid City; two sisters, Ethel Randall and May Martin, both in Oregon; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Albert Field

In Blackhawk Sunday, April 14, 1901, Albert Field, of general debility, aged seventy-eight years.
Deceased was the father of George W. Field.   He had been in Blackhawk only about three weeks, having been brought there by his grandson, Wallace Field, from Platte Center, in the hope of benefiting his health.   The old gentleman's health was too much broken down to rally, however, and the end came as stated.   The funeral was conducted yesterday forenoon by Rev. J. B. Kettle, and interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.

Lloyd Fox Services At VA Center Chapel
Hot Springs Star, Hot Springs, SD, Thursday, November 24, 1966

Funeral services for Lloyd Fox, 71, who died Nov. 18 in a local hospital, were held Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Protestant Chapel at the VA Center.    The Rev. Maurice A. Schmidt, chaplain, officiated.
Fox was born Dec. 24, 1894, at Mencelona, Mich.    He served in the Army in WWI.   Burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., under the direction of McColley's Chapel of the Hills.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Williams, of Larimore, N.D.; Mrs. Doris Schilman, Akley, Minn., and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Irene Pence of Hot Springs.

Mrs. Minnie Fox Rites Pend At Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Graves Fox are pending at McColley's Chapel of the Hills here.
Mrs. Fox, a longtime Fall River County resident, died this morning at Yankton.
She was born Aug. 11, 1886, at Plattsmouth, Neb. and came to South Dakota with her parents at the age of five.   She has lived in Fall River County since that time, much of that time on a farm near Oral.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd of the State Soldier's Home; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Pence, Hot Springs; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Fremont and William Graves, Washington State and two half-sisters.   Mrs. Mary Quee, Niobrara, Neb. and mrs. Mabel Beatty, Madison, Neb.

Pioneer Rapid City Woman Dies In Long Beach At 103

Frances Louise Morris, pioneer resident of Rapid City, who has been living in California for the past 40 years, died on May 9 in Long Beach, California.
She was born June 25, 1861 near Savannah, Missouri.   She moved to South Dakota with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wells, by covered wagon.   She was married to William Morris, a rancher, on March 9, 1881.   Mrs. Morris was the sister of Mrs. Tom Sweeney.
Three children were born to this union: Alfred L. Morris of Wenatchee, Washington, Frances Louise and Constance, both deceased; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Wells McKinnon of Prescott, Arizona.
Mrs. Morris had been in poor health for several years and had lived in a rest home for the last three years.   Her constant companion and housekeeper for 17 years has been Mrs. Laura Jordan.
Funeral services were held at Mottells Mortuary in Long Beach on May 13 and burial was in the Sunnyside Cemetery of Long Beach. - May 9, 1964

Final Rites Planned For Mrs. O. Olson

Funeral services for Mrs. Olaus Olson, 59, have been planned for Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the H. O. Anderson and Son funeral chapel, with the Rev. Bernard Ridings of the Rapid City Evangelist church officiating.   Mrs. Olson died at her home in Sturgis early Tuesday morning.
Hannah Elizabeth Miller was born on February 15, 1892 at Milbank, S.D.   She received her schooling there, and later came to Bison, S.D., where she was united in marriage to Olaus Olson on December 26, 1909.
The couple made their home on a ranch near Opal until the spring of 1935, when they moved to a farm near Bear Butte.   They moved to Sturgis in 1940 and have made their home here since that time.
Mrs. Olson is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Carr of Bison, Mrs. P. L. Bayduke of Wadsworth, Ohio and Mrs. Clifford Crowser of Tilford; one son, Chester of Sturgis and 17 grandchildren.   She is also survived by two brothers, Arthur and Peter Miller of Cedar Canyon and two sisters, Mrs. James Sutton and Mrs. Elbert Ellesfson, both of Milbank, S. D.

Harold F. Humphrey

CUSTER - Memorial services  for Harold F. Humphrey, 75, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hot Springs, with the Revs. Peter Wilke and Gerald Scherer officiating.   Graveside services with military honors will follow cremation.
Humphrey died Thursday at the Hot Springs Veterans Administration Hospital.
A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers.
He was born March 16, 1912, at Madison to Claude and Edna (Kurth) Humphrey.   He was educated at Flandreau High School.   He married Nora Harrison Aug. 25, 1937.
Humphrey worked for Peter Kiewit & Sons, a construction company, for 30 years in Colorado, Ohio, Indiana and California as a concrete supervisor.
Humphrey was a Sea Bee in World War II, serving in the South Pacific for two years.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Cement Masons Union No. 627 of Los Angeles.
Survivors include his wife, Nora of Custer; three sons, John and Joe, both of Tejunga, Calif., and Ben of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Anstett of Denver.
Arrangements are under direction of McColley Funeral Home of Custer.

Matthew Jobson

Died - In Rapid City, on Sunday, August 22, 1948, Matthew Jobson, aged about 70 years, after a short illness due to a general breakdown.
Mr. Jobson was an old timer in the Hills, having been a freighter from Pierre in the early days of '76 and '77.   For a number of years he has lived on a ranch 26 miles down the valley.  Not feeling well and desiring to see a doctor, he came to this city about a week ago, stopping at the International hotel, but he failed to get relief and gradually sank to the end.
The deceased has a son and daughter in New York state but their address is not known.   He was one of four brothers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and a telegram was received Monday evening from Mark at Onondaga, New York, giving instructions to bury the remains here until such time as he could come west.
The remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of J. A. Behrens and burial will take place from there today.

Josephine Rose Miner

RAPID CITY - Joseph Rose Miner, 86, Rapid City, died Saturday, June 23, 2001 at Rapid City Care Center.
Josephine was born and raised in Chicago, Ill.   She married and moved to Omaha, Neb.   She raised her four children, was active in the church and school activities, then became widowed.   She then remarried and moved to Hermosa, S.D.; she was very active in 4-H, Custer County Fairs and St. Michael's Church.   Again she was widowed, and resided at Rapid City Care Center until her demise.   She was very devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and leaves a legacy of love for all.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat Weaver of Omaha, Neb., Gail and Albert Kittelson of Henry, S.D., and Colleen and Floyd Spurlich of Rapid City; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Rocheford, of Schuyler, Neb.; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat; husband, Donald; her parents; two sisters; two brothers; and a son, Bob.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, June 26, 2001, from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Behrens Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church in Hermosa, with Father David Orians officiating.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, June 29, 2001, at 11 a.m.

Funeral Rites Pend For Sturgis Woman

Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday night for Mrs. Elizabeth Kramer, former Sturgis resident who died Saturday morning in a local hospital.
The body is at the Campbell-Molamphy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kramer was born Oct. 28, 1878, in Czechoslovakia and was married in Chicago, Jan. 1, 1900, to Stefan Kramer.   They homesteaded northeast of Sturgis in 1908, living there until retiring to Sturgis in 1945.   They came to Rapid City in 1949.
Mrs. Kramer, a long-time member of the Sturgis Presbyterian Church, is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Paul Thomas, Mrs. Louis Adams, and Mrs. Vern Lepke, all of Rapid city; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Three sons preceded her in death.

Arline M. Johnson

HOT SPRINGS - Arline M. Johnson, 68, Hot Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 1994, at Southern Hills General Hospital in Hot Springs.
Survivors include her husband, Vern Johnson, Hot Springs; one son, Eugene Johnson, Austin, Texas; one daughter, Rita Mae Reiman, St. Paul, Minn.; one sister, Wilma Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Robert Wellington, Minneapolis; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services today at the South Dakota State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the veterans home, with the Rev. Donald Torala officiating.   Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
McColley's Chapels of the Southern Hills in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements.