Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • February 14, 2013 •
Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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Norma Jeane Kinsley, age 91, of Murdo, passed away Monday, Feb-ruary 4, 2013, at the Philip NursingHome.Norma Jeane Ernst was born August 5, 1921, at her parents’farmsouth of Draper, South Dakota, thedaughter of Adolph and Florence(Cahill) Ernst. She attended Dunkelgrade school and, as was commonthen, she skipped one of the lowergrades. She graduated from DraperHigh School in 1938. She thenattended St. John’s McNamaraSchool of Nursing in Rapid City andbecame a Registered Nurse. Part of her training was in Milwaukee, Wis-consin. After working a short timeat the Murdo Hospital, she marriedthe love of her life, Densel “Fat”Kinsley on June 25, 1943, ananniversary date they shared withher parents and Kip and Jean. Theywere loving partners for 52 yearsuntil his death on July 10, 1995.Norma was a devoted wife, moth-er, and grandmother. She lovedbeing a farm wife, spending count-less hours tending her garden, rais-ing chickens, canning, freezing andmaking truly old fashioned homecooked meals. The coffee pot wasalways on, ready for a drop-in visi-tor and would generally be accompa-nied by a piece of pie, cake, cookiesor a cinnamon roll. She alwaysimpressed on her children andgrandchildren the importance of getting an education and was sovery proud of each and every one of them.In her empty nest years she wasable to accompany Fat on some REA trips, bus tours, and visits to kidsand grandkids. She also had timefor her quilting and embroidery.Each grandchild was blessed with aquilt at their high school gradua-tion. She made many, many quilts,laprobes, baby quilts, dish towels,and wall hangings.She was baptized and confirmedin the Missouri Synod LutheranChurch and was a lifelong devoutmember and was active in the Maryand Martha Society. She also tookpart in 4-H, Bible Study and Choir.She was blessed throughout herlife with many wonderful relation-ships –three of the most specialbeing her Aunt Maude and herfriends Delphine Kruse and Mar-garet Rankin. Norma and Margaretwere loyal volunteers at HospiceThrift Store.Thanks to the devoted care of herfamily she was able to stay in herown home until November of 2011when she moved into the PhilipNursing Home. The family is soappreciative of the tender care shereceived by all of the staff and Dr.Klopper.Survivors include three sons Clif-ford Kinsley and his wife Jean,Michael Kinsley, and Marty Kinsleyand his wife Angie of Murdo; twodaughters Karen Tedrow and herhusband Ronald of Pierre, andDonna Beckerleg and her husbandGary of Walker, Minnesota; 12grandchildren; 23 great-grandchil-dren; two great-great-grandchil-dren; one sister Gen Liffengren of Murdo; two sisters-in-law MarthaKinsley of Murdo, and Joyce Ernstof Pierre; her godsons Lindsay Liff-engren and Corey Peters; and a hostof other relatives and friends.In addition to her husband,Norma was preceded in death by agranddaughter Kristina Mueller; agreat-grandson Luke DenselHansen; one brother Wilmar Ernst;four brothers-in-law Kenneth Kins-ley, Darrel Kinsley, Emil Finck, andLuverne Liffengren; two sisters-in-law Lucile Finck and Mabel Kins-ley; a nephew Gerald Kinsley; and aniece Janet DeGooyer. Visitation was held Friday, Febru-ary 8, with a prayer service at theMessiah Lutheran Church inMurdo.Funeral services were held Satur-day, February 9, at the MessiahLutheran Church in Murdo, withPastor Ray Greenseth officiating.Interment was at the MurdoCemetery.The family prefers memorials tothe Alzheimer’s Society, MessiahLutheran Church of Murdo, Coun-tryside Hospice, or the Weber Van.
Muriel J. "Jeannie" Schroeder, 52,of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Febru-ary 6, 2013 in Waterloo.She was born February 12, 1960in Pierre, South Dakota, daughter of Orville and Verda (Howder) Hurst.She married Dean D. Schroeder onJuly 7, 1984 in Gillette, Wyomingand they later divorced.She graduated from Murdo HighSchool in South Dakota and earnedher BAdegree in Business Adminis-tration from the University of Wyoming in 1992. She wasemployed with Disabled Workers,LLC in Waterloo and was an inde-pendent bookkeeper throughoutNortheast Iowa.Survived by: one son, Andrew of New Hampton; three brothers: Rus-sell (Janet) Hurst of Lakeville,Minn., Norman (Mary Kay) Hurst of Mobridge, S.D., and Dwight (Sheila)Hurst of Murdo, S.D.; and three sis-ters: Joyce (Richard) Drabek of Belle Fourche, S.D., Nancy (Don)Densmore of Evans, Colo., andMarlyce (Dale) Miller of Elk Grove,Calif.Preceded in death by: her par-ents.Memorial Services were heldWednesday, February 13, at PrairieLakes Church.Memorials contributions will bedesignated at a later dateCondolences may be left atwww.richardsonfuneralservice.com.“Jeannie had a strong faith in theLord and used His strength toencourage others.”
Muriel J. “Jeannie” Schroeder
Thelma Marie (Wilson) Iversonpassed away Thursday, February 7,2013 at Mary House Nursing Cen-ter.Thelma was born in Boone Coun-ty, Iowa, on January 6, 1917 toDavid Clarence and Barbara Wil-son. Her family homesteaded inMellette County where she spenther younger years. Her father a car-penter and a blacksmith, moved thefamily to the west coast in the early1930’s in search of work. Thelmagraduated high school in JunctionCity, Ore., in 1935.She and her family returned toSouth Dakota where she met andmarried the love of her life RobertIverson of rural Jones County onMarch 20, 1937. This union wasblessed with six children. The cou-ple farmed in Jones County for 51years. In 1986 they retired to Pierre,where they spent the remainder of their lives.Thelma was preceded in death byher husband Robert; parents and 10brothers and sisters: Emmet, Virgal,Melvan, William, Betty and EdnaWilson, Emily Lunn, Lorrine Dick-hoff, Wanda Schmidtke and Bar-bara Mannetter.She is survived by children: Dar-leen and her husband Richard Inglisof Bristol, Conn., Judith and herhusband Dallas Brost of Presho,S.D., Robert and his wife Marilyn of Murdo, S.D., Juanita and her hus-band Kenneth Kingsbury of Wood,S.D., Jennifer and her husbandFred Olson Jr. of Piedmont, S.D.and Barry Iverson of Murdo, S.D.;13 grandchildren; 27 great-grand-children and one great-great-grand-child.Services and visitation were heldTuesday, February 12, at MurdoMethodist Church with Pastor RickHazen officiating. Burial was atMurdo City Cemetery.
Don Hight, age 92, of Lemmonand formerly of Murdo, South Dako-ta, died at Five Counties NursingHome in Lemmon on Sunday, Feb-ruary 10, 2013.Don Hight was born on November3, 1920, the fifth of 10 children toCharles and Edith Hight.He grewup in the White River area.Aftergraduating from high school, heentered the U.S. Army and servedas a paratrooper in Europe duringWWII.He then began ranchingsouth of Murdo, where he and hiswife, Adeline, made their home.They had two children, Dan andCheryl.The family raised longhorncattle, horses, and buffalo.Don waswell-known in the rodeo circle for allthe rank bucking horses and nastybucking bulls that came off theHight Ranch.In 1962, Don captured the world’sattention by trailing over 1800 headof cattle from Westover to Winner, adistance of 70 miles.Shortly after,Don and Adeline flew to California,where Don was featured in anepisode of the Rawhide TV series.Surviving him are son, Dan Hightand his wife, Vanessa, and theirchildren Cody, Hannah, and Bridgerof White River; daughter, Cheryland her husband, Barry Vig of Opal;their daughter, Georgia and herhusband, Steve Dale and sons, Joeand Jeremy of Rapid City; their son,Justin Vig and his wife, Mellissaand children, Blake and Skylar of Faith; their daughter, Marti Jo andher husband, Bucky Derflinger anddaughter, Jami of Opal; and theirson, Ryan of Opal; also two sisters,Lorraine Fraser and Dorothy Hight.Preceding him in death were hiswife of 53 years, Adeline; his par-ents Charles and Edith Hight; fourbrothers, Harold, Harlan, Ray, andRoy; and three sisters, MaurineHight, Irene Schramm, and SallyLittau.Funeral services were held onWednesday, February 13, 2013, atGrace United Methodist Church atPiedmont, with visitation prior tothe service.Burial took place at theBlack Hills National Cemetery withmilitary honors.Condolences may be sent to thefamily at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
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by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526• firstname.lastname@example.org
Chip and Phyllis Peters recent-ly visited Sonny and EvelynTornow in Rapid City.Also,Sonny and Evelyn’s granddaugh-ter, Ali Tornow, was runner-up inthe Miss Rapid City Pageant. As I begin this morning NOSCHOOL. It is wintery here. TheInterstate is closed from Wall toSioux Falls. The storm is prettymuch over, but the wind is stillwhipping snow around and thecrews are out getting the driftscleaned up. Aren’t we blessed tohave these crews that work allnight so when we get up thestreets are cleaned and the high-way too? We appreciate it guys!Melba Boysen called looking forher paper. Sorry, not comingtoday. So as we chatted she waslooking at the moisture we havereceived and how much it is need-ed; hopefully we will be blessedwith rain next storm, but whatev-er, we will deal with it and bethankful.Julia Broeacher rode with Tomand Jody Lebeda to Pierre onWednesday to visit sister Bettyand Russell Beck. They took Juliato visit Grace McKillip, who is inthe hospital after a fall in herhome. She is healing but is need-ing some more rehabilitation forher broken ankle. They laterattended a fund raiser for Shar-lene Rada, who is battling cancer.The fund raiser was very wellattended. We wish you a completerecovery, Shar.Jackie Fosheim had companysince Saturday. Brice Fosheimand friend Jessica, who goes toschool in Madison, got snowed inso they have had a good time justhanging –in and enjoying the goodcompany.Helen McMillan attended theBingo Lions fun night at the sen-ior center, amid a large crowd. Itwas very very nice and a lot of fun.Julia Broeacher won $50.00 forthe black out game. There is onemore game night next week.Our deepest sympathy to theThelma Iverson family. Thelma,who has been living in Pierre formany years, is the mother of BobIverson of Murdo.
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
This has been several days of loss and sadness. Beginning withthe loss of Susie Rankin. Servicesfor Susie were held last Tuesdayevening and Wednesday morningat the Catholic Church in Murdo,with a great turnout of family andfriends to pay their respects.Besides her immediate family,Bob, Andy, Kati, Tyler and theirfamilies, Bob’s family was here,Mom Margaret, Greg, Ron andNan Rankin, Kris and DickBradley and sons, Karen Authier,Bill Abernathy and family, StacyEllwanger, Scott and Julie Anshutz, Marge Hayes and fami-ly, Mike and Mary Dott, Steve,Marla and Nick Hayes, along withmany many more relatives andfriends.Susie’s parents, Ray and JanicePike, her sister and family, Sandyand Tim Zibell. Jesse and Rossand family, Clayton and Cara andfamily, along with many more rel-atives and friends were here. TheZibell family returned to theirrespective homes at Wann, Tuttleand Walnut Grove on Wednesday. Also here were Marge Zibell,Carol Thomas of Pierre, andChuck and Raetta Zibell.On February 9 we lost anotherlong time Jones County resident,Norma (Ernst) Kinsley. Servicesfor Norma were held Fridayevening and Saturday afternoonat the Lutheran Church in Murdo.She was buried beside her hus-band Denzel “Fat” in the Murdocemetery. After, all gathered atthe church fellowship hall for avariety of cinnamon rolls and cof-fee. Norma was a baker. When shemade cinnamon rolls with whitefrosting, her family knew theyweren’t to eat them as they werefor the church, symbolic of Jesus’ssalvation. She made many quilts,which were displayed on the pewsand other places in the church.There were many as she was abusy lady. Her immediate family,Kip and Jean Kinsley and theirfamilies, Mike Kinsley and family,Marty and Angie Kinsley andfamily, Karen and Ron Tedrowand family and Donna Bekerleg,Sister Gen Liffengren with daugh-ter Jodee and son Christopher,along with many many more fam-ily and friends were there to saytheir goodbyes. Our sympathy tothe family.Our sympathy to the family of Ida Hunt of Midland. Ida passedaway February 5. Services wereheld Monday at the Lutheranchurch in Midland. One of herdaughters, that we all know andlove, is Teresa Palmer of Murdo.She also has other relatives in theJones County area.Our sympathy also goes out tothe family of former Murdo resi-dent, Thelma Iverson, who passedaway in Pierre on Thursday.Funeral services were held Tues-day morning at the Murdo UnitedMethodist Church.Our sympathy to the family of Jeannie Hurst Schroeder whopassed away recently in Waterloo,Iowa. Services are to be heldWednesday, Feburary 13 in CedarFalls. Jeannie grew up in Draper,and graduated from JCHS in1978. She is the daughter of thelate Rusty and Verda Hurst. Herbrother, Dwight and wife Sheila,are the only ones still in JonesCounty. She leaves two morebrothers, Russell and Norman, aswell as three sisters, JoyceDrabek, Marlyce Miller andNancy. There will be more namesin the obituary. Virginia Louder, son Alan andhis son, Kaden, of N.C., flew intoSioux Falls Monday, February 4.Sean Louder joined them here.They attended the services forSusie Rankin. They spent timehere with Carma and Greg Millerand family. While here, Virginiamet Betty Mann and Gen Liffen-gren for supper Wednesdayevening in Murdo.I talked to Virginia on Sundaywhile I was sitting in a blizzard.She said it is 41 degrees andtomorrow it is supposed to be 70!She and daughter Tawnya attend-ed an open house for son andgrandson Conner on Friday at hisschool. He is in first grade andwas in a skit. There was lunchand a tour of the school. Virginia also reported that ababy boy, Weston Clark, was bornto Aaron and Lori Laur in Ger-many November 15, 2012. He joins big brother Reece. Grand-parents are Yvonne (Louder) andthe late Roxy Laur, of Sioux Falls.Great Grandma is Eva Louder of Rapid City. Congratulations to all.Weekends guests of Randy andLinda Vevig were daughters Lanaand her daughter Alyssa of Ft.Meade; and Beth and family fromOmaha. They, along with Brandonand Stephanie Vevig, attended theservices for Susie.Neal Christian of Gordon, Neb.,met mom Lila Mae for the funeralof classmate Susie. After, Neal’sdaughter Rachel joined Lila Maeand Neal for dinner at a local cafe.Our sympathy to the family of Alice (Selland) Christianson, 80,of Spencer. Funeral services wereheld in Sioux Falls on Saturday. Alice is the sister of Janice (Sell-and) and Dave Moore of Vivianand the aunt of Donna and RonKinsley. Both had aunts withfunerals on Saturday. NormaKinsley was Ron’s aunt. Due tothe bad weather, the Moore’s andDonna were unable to go. Anotherniece, Janet Hurst was alsounable to be there. I (Janet)haven’t seen Alice in years, but Iattended school with her south of Vivian when I was in first and sec-ond grades. Alice and family werein the tornado that hit Spenceryears ago, and I understand shehad been battling cancer foryears.Helen Louder, Lill Seamans,Shirley Vik and Velma Scott lis-tened to the first and secondgraders read to them last Thurs-day, and then of course to coffee.Dorothy and Darin Louder vis-ited Dwight last Wednesday.While Dorothy was with Dwight,Darin went over and visited hisaunt Deanna Byrd.Kenny Vik of Hettinger, N.D.,arrived at his parents, Ray andShirley’s, Monday evening. Theyattended services for Susie onTuesday and he returned homethat evening.Wanda and Gerald Mathewswere in Pierre a couple of timeslast week. While there, they calledon Grace McKillip in the TCU.Eldon and Esther Magnuson,along with daughters, KathieMason, Shelley Boehmer, LoriOwens, Terri Pelle and Jim Nick-leson attended funeral services forSusie last week. Vicki Hagemann of Yankton,Brian Louder of Rapid City andCasey Miller arrived at Nelva andJanet’s on Monday. All attendedthe evening service for Susie. After, they went to a local cafe forsupper. Tuesday, the groupattended the funeral service andburial. The class of ‘74 of Bob andSusie’s were well represented. Vicki, Neal Christian, Ron Lebe-da, Sharlene Rada (there with hersister Kathy Witte), Ken Vik,Linda Whitney and Les Horsleyand wife Cathy, all attended.These are the ones I saw, if therewere others there, let me know.Nelva and Janet Louder hadcoffee and cake with Ray and Jan-ice Pike on Wednesday. Abenefit was held last Wednes-day evening at the Pizza Ranch inFt. Pierre for Sharlene (Lebeda)and Butch Rada. Sharlene hascancer and is having treatment inTulsa, Okla. She was there onceand is there again this week.Some that attended were: RosaLee Styles; David Styles; Larryand Jenette Styles of Hill City;Margie Boyle; David and Lill Sea-mans; Ray and Janice Pike; BobRankin; Ron and Holly Lebeda;Penny Dowling and Linda Vevig;Mike and LyRanda Fuoss andLori Nemec; plus several morefrom the Jones County area. Youwill have to look on Facebook tosee who was there. There was avery good turnout and we wishher well.Lila Mae Christian and JanetLouder had a visit over coffee andcookies at Margaret Rankin’s onFriday afternoon. Anon-Super Bowl party washeld Super Bowl Sunday at Davidand Lill Seamans’s. Chet andTeresa Hamer of Kennebec werethere for dinner and supper withlots of games, cards, etc., played inbetween. I’m guessing there waslots of snacking, too.Linda Vevig and mom PhyllisFravel, Martha and Jordan Stew-ard of Mission Ridge took in thedocumentary of Scotty Philips,“The Man That Saved The Buffa-lo,” held at the state theater inPierre on Saturday. Linda reportsa full house and it was very good. Another showing took place afterthe one they were at.Shelley Boehmer arrived andspent the night Friday at Eldonand Esther Magnusons. KathieMason joined the group on Satur-day. Shelley returned home in theafternoon. Ernie Kessler joinedthe group for supper that evening.The fog hit on Saturday andthat evening the snow came andof course the wind came up.Church services were cancelled onSunday. I don’t know about any-one else, but I stayed in the housewhere it was warm. Monday, thesun is out and the wind wentdown. Guys are out with tractorsand scoops. Interstate 90 wasclosed from Wall to Sioux Falls.No school and no ball games onMonday.Happy 56th anniversary to for-mer Draperites Roger and Melva Vik on Valentine’s Day.Ray and Janice Pike took in theelementary boys ball game inPhilip on Thursday. After, theyenjoyed having supper withMichael and Marcia West andDonna Newman.