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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904” 
$1.00
Includes tax
Number 33Volume 107August 15, 2013
Rural Health Care, Inc. celebratesNational Health Center Week 2013
Unique motorcycle visits Murdo
What’sinside:
LocalLegalsStatewide
Rural Health Care, Inc. (RHCI)hosted South Dakota SenatorLarry Lucas at the Murdo Clinicas part of the National HealthCenter Week 2013 (NHCW) cele-bration (August 11-17). Activitiesand events across the state andnation will highlight the missionand accomplishments of Ameri-ca’s Health Centers as local solu-tions for affordable and accessiblehealth care.RHCI is part of a network of community health centers(CHCs) providing primary andpreventive care to medicallyunderserved communities andpopulations in South Dakota.Each CHC offers a convenient,affordable range of high-qualityservices from a team of caringprofessionals.The staff and providers worktogether to review and considerthe medical and mental healthneeds of each patient. The valueof this patient-centered healthcare home model is easy to seethrough the reduced number of more expensive specialty andemergency room visits.With health centers strategi-cally located throughout centralSouth Dakota, RHCI welcomesnew and established patientsalike and strives to meet theneeds of the communities itserves including those areas orindividuals that are underserved.RHCI along with the network
by Karlee Moore
Combining his love for bothtrucking and motorcycles, WaltMoss of Lake Nebagam, Wis., puta vision into motion and ended upwith a custom built, one of a kindmotorcycle.Moss bought his first semi on April Fool’s Day in 1978. Thetruck had a 3208 CAT engine, sowhen thinking about his custommotorcycle, he added a 3208 CATdiesel engine to the plans.The bike also has twin turbos,400 horse power, an Allison auto-matic transmission, air ride sus-pension and a semi hood for theback.Moss hauled the bike fromWisconsin to Redfield, S.D., as itwas completed on July 28, just intime for the 2013 Sturgis Rally.Moss said he had a vision thatturned out to be a nightmare, andthe result was the head turningbike.He won first place in the trikecategory in the Rat’s Hole CustomBike Show at the Buffalo ChipCampground Thursday, August 8.Moss’s hauling vehicle brokedown in Murdo, resulting in acouple nights stay waiting forparts and repairs. He plans todrive his motorcycle the rest of the way home.
Crime increase at2013 Sturgis Rally
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Jones County CommissionerProceedings****Jones County School District Notices****Notice of Summons****Draper Town Board Proceedings****Notice of Bids****Jones County Provisional Budget
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Next week:
Jones CountyCommissionersMeeting ****Murdo City Council Meeting 
of CHC primary care providersaccepts patients with all coverageoptions including Medicaid,Medicare, private insurance, andno insurance. Discounts are alsoavailable through a sliding feescale program for those who qual-ify.Find more information aboutthe mission and accomplishmentsof RHCI on their web site(http://www.ruralhc.net). To findout more about National HealthCenter Week, visit http://www.healthcenterweek.org.
Senator Larry Lucas, left, visits with Tim Hardwick, Rural Health Care Inc. CEO and Rural Health Care Inc. boardmember, Donna Eckert (not pictured). Sen. Lucas toured the Murdo Clinic Monday, August 12. Also present tospeak with the senator were board members Mike Sprenger and Steve Hayes, both of Presho. Board membersnot present included: Katherine Patterson, Murdo; Tonya Badger, Ft. Pierre; Mary Alger and Rod Domke, High-more; Dawn Tassler and Steve Hyde, Onida; Fr. Jerry Kopel and John Langer, Gettysburg.Walt Moss has owned a motorcycle for as long as he has had a driver’s license and owns a trucking company. He combined these two loves to cre-ate a custom built motorcycle that is truly one of a kind.Walt Moss, owner of the unique cycle, visits with patrons at a local steak house in Murdo. While parked at thesteak house, many curious passers by stopped to admire and take pictures of the motorcycle.The custom-built motorcycle boasts a 3208 CAT diesel engine, the sameengine as Moss’s first semi.
Photo by Karlee MooreCourtesy photos
Murdo Pool Party
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New sign installed atauditorium
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Daum travels Europe
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Apply forHousingOpportunityFund
South Dakota Housing Devel-opment Authority (SDHDA) isnow accepting applications forfunding under the HousingOpportunity Fund (HOF). TheHOF program was created via the“Building South Dakota Fund”during the 2013 legislative ses-sion and is designed to promoteeconomic development in SouthDakota by expanding the supplyof decent, safe, sanitary andaffordable housing targeted tolow and moderate income fami-lies and individuals in SouthDakota.The Housing OpportunityFund may be used for new con-struction or the purchase andrehabilitation of rental or homeownership housing, housingpreservation, including homerepair grants and grants to makehomes more accessible to individ-ual with disabilities, homeless-ness prevention activities, andcommunity land trusts. Any for-profit entity, nonprofitentity, tribal government, hous-ing authority, political subdivi-sion of this state or agency of suchsubdivision, or agency of thisstate is eligible to apply. Applica-tions for funding are due toSDHDA by October 1, 2013. Moreinformation on the HOF programand the application forms can befound on SDHDA’s websitewww.sdhda.org
 
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • August 15, 2013 •
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Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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The prayer service/rosary heldat the Catholic church for DavidSeamans Monday evening, August 5, was very well attend-ed. On Tuesday the funeral washeld at the Draper auditoriumwith a super big turnout whichshowed that David was a wellliked guy. Father Gary officiatedat the church but had to be out of town for the funeral, so FatherHight presided at the funeral.Rose and Jesse Comp providedthe music. Amanda Henrichs andLila Mae Christian were incharge of the registry. Usherswere classmates Curt Miller andCurt Horsley, with Kraig Hen-richs, Wade Dowling, Doug Nies,Greg Rankin, Tony Schmidt andDarin Louder acting as pallbear-ers. Burial was in the Drapercemetery next to son Clint. Mili-tary rites were held with Lill’snephew’s stepson, Mike Sinke, inhis Army uniform standing withour legion at the hall and thecemetery –a proud moment. After the burial it was back tothe auditorium for lunch and atime of fellowship. Lill and Jasonhad many, many relatives sur-rounding them from the Hamerside and the Seamans side. All of Lill’s siblings were present alongwith many other Hamer rela-tives. David’s brothers, Paul andKurt, and sisters Joanne Sea-mans of Pierre, Mary Kaye andNorman Hurst of Mobridge andtheir daughter, Tammy andKevin Henderson and familyfrom Ipswich were there. I canvisualize David with his bigsmile and being so pleased withthe wonderful turnout of familyand friends paying their lastrespects. Rest in peace, Manfred.Nelva and Janet Louder spentlast Wednesday in Pierre. Theystopped in at Parkwood for coffeeand visits with Lillian Severyn,Ken Halligan, Joyce Nielsen andMona Sharp; also there was Audrey Hullinger of Vivian. Ear-lier Janet ran into Virginia Nel-son, former Murdoite. She andJanet were in the Murdo hospitaltogether when they had theirfirst babies, Vicki and Todd, justa few years ago!On Saturday Terri Volmer,Kim Calkins, Jill Venard andPhyliss Word attended the funer-al for aunt/great aunt ThelmaRada held at the White Riverauditorium. Later the group vis-ited relatives at the home of Jeanand Roland Iwan.On Friday Lill Seamansaccompanied Chet and TeresaHamer to Rapid City. She spentthe nights with son Jason. OnSaturday they joined the Hamersand others at the home of theirdaughter, Ashley and AaronLillebo, for a birthday celebrationof grandson Conner’s fifth birth-day. The group returned home onSunday.Kris Bradley spent the week-end with Margaret and GregRankin. Saturday afternoon visi-tors at the Rankins were Ray andShirley Vik.Funeral services were held August 7 for longtime Murdo res-ident Edyth Noldner at theMurdo UMC with Pastor Hazenofficiating. We extend our sympa-thy to her family.Janet Louder’s cousin, BobHall, of Sheridan, Wyo., wheeledin on his motorcycle for a visitover coffee Thursday. He hadbeen at his sisters in Mission andhad also visited relatives inPresho and Vivian. From here hewent onto Sturgis to meet morerelatives and friends.Casey and Gavin Miller visit-ed grandparents Nelva andJanet Louder on Friday after-noon.Fred and Mary Mathewsattended the open house heldSunday at the Ft. Pierre CaseyTibbs Rodeo Center for the 50thanniversary of Mack and KarenWyly.Saturday evening Fred andMary Mathews, Bruce and AnitaMathews and girls were amongthe group that attended thesteak feed held at a huntinglodge north of Draper.The Kadoka rest home hosteda dinner for the residents andtheir families on Sunday followedwith a carnival, cake walk, dunktank (Janet watched several getdunked), plus many other things.Dorothy Louder, Brad and Kevinand Nelva and Janet Louderwere there. Also saw FredKoester and two daughters therewith dad/grandpa Melford. MaryEllen Herbaugh also had familywith her. It was a nice day. LaterNelva and Janet visited DeannaByrd and the Stones. WhenNelva and Janet went to Kadokathe traffic heading east was hor-rendous. It really slowed down bythe time they came home. Isn’t itsomething how green the hillsare for August? They came homeon the old highway and stoppedat a high spot looking south.They could see forever and all sogreen –very pretty. A baby shower was held Sun-day afternoon at the MurdoCatholic church basement forBeth Van Dam and baby Max,hosted by Lenae Tucker, Katie Venard, Katie Van Dam, Kayla Venard and Chance Prince. Among the many attending were:Grandma Jill Venard, Great-grandma Kim Calkins, Terri andTana Volmer, Wanda Mathews,Jean Iwan, Cathy Horsley andShelby, Kati Venard and girls,and Jill Rankin.Later Jill Rankin joined kidsRiley and Peyton at the poolparty. There were games and alunch of hot dogs, chips anddrinks furnished by ModernWoodmen. It was a fun time.Following church Sunday AliceHorsley, Pastor and Jane Hazen,Rosa Lee Styles and Lila MaeChristian had dinner together inMurdo.Robby and Penny Louderreturned back to mom Helen’s onFriday after spending time inSturgis. Monday the trio went toPierre where Helen kept anappointment. Later they ran intoMarvin Buxcel and had a goodvisit. They stopped at the hospi-tal and called on Pal Jessop of Presho. He’s got West Nile and ispretty sick. His daughter, Jackie,was there with him at the time.Be sure and use your bug spray!Janet Louder got in a brief chat with former Draperites,Don, Elaine and Ron Miller of Rapid City and Faulkton, at thefuneral the other day. She alsosaw Patti and Wade Dowling of Spearfish; Don Cromwell, Chuckand Sharon Pietrus and Willardand Florence Christian fromPierre; and Jeri Dowling Hodderand friend from Black Hawk. TheNies’ were well represented:Janet’s classmate, Gary andCharlene Nies of Martin; DavidNies of Presho; Mary Lou Hau-gaard of Renner; Doug and Jack-ie; and Ted and Bev were allpresent. Gary, Charlene andMary Lou visited at Ted andBev’s later. There were so manymore, but these were some Janetsaw or chatted with from out of town.Ray and Janice Pike left onSunday for Belle Fourche andspent the night there. On Mon-day they attended the memorialservice for cousin Joan’s hus-band, Jim Jordan of Nisland. Theservice was held at the FuneralHome of the Northern Hills, fol-lowed with a lunch and a time of fellowship. Nine colorguardmotorcyclists led the processionto the Black Hills NationalCemetery for the inurnment. Oursympathy to the family.Bill and Ellen Valburg attend-ed an Archer Oil Conference inGrand Island, Neb., on August 9and 10. Leaving on August 8,they visited Cecil and BettyMashino at Spencer, Neb., beforedriving on down to Grand Island.Cecil has bought Valburg’s calvesin the past. On the way home onSaturday they visited FlyingFarmer friends Jim and LuellenLandgren at Bartlett, Neb., andhad supper with Ellen’s sister,Joell Kerner in Winner, S.D.
REMINDER
The “Save Five for Schools” program was discontinued by Land OLakes in June. However, you may still turn in any stickered milkcaps until October. Please get these turned in as soon as possible inorder to help out our school!
FOUND
There was a child’s pink hat with sunglasses found after theRanch Rodeo. Contact Sharon at 516-0080 to claim.
UMC CLEAN UP
Bring your tools and cleaning supplies — or just yourself — asthere will be a “Clean-up/Fix-up Day” on Saturday, August 24, at theMurdo United Methodist Church. The work day will begin at 9 am.There will be jobs for all abilities.
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Sarah Dowling and JP Carwinare pleased to announce theirupcoming wedding in Draper.Sarah is the daughter of Tracyand Karen Dowling of Draper.The bride-to-be is a 2008 gradu-ate of Jones County High Schooland graduated from ChadronState College with a Bachelors of  Arts degree in December 2012.JP is the son of Randy and TerryCarwin of Iliff, Colo., and thegrandson of Vern and BarbKoester of Peetz, Colo. Thegroom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Peetz High School and graduatedfrom Chadron State College witha Bachelors of Science in Educa-tion degree in May 2013. An August 17, 2013 wedding isplanned at the Draper UnitedMethodist Church.
Engagement
During the Monday, August 12 Jones County school board meeting, JonesCounty Superintendent Grant Vander Vorst presented former CEO/princi-pal Larry Ball with a recognition award for being a 30-year member of theSouth Dakota School Administrators Association.
Photo by Karlee Moore
Ball receives 30-yearrecognition award
Modern Woodmenprovides party food
Representing Modern Woodmen, David and Jamie Klingberg provided ameal for those attending the Murdo pool party Sunday, August 11. Alongwith providing chips and drinks, they also grilled hot dogs for the manypost-swimming appetites.
Photo by Lonna Jackson
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Church and Community
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Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time •
Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) •
Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. •
Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. •
Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. •
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
 
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Cursed Is Every One!by Pastor Ricky Kurth
The Law curses “every one that continueth not in all things… of the law” (Gal. 3:10). The words “continueth” and “all” here tell us the Law demands100% faithfulness 100% of the time! Though this may sound unreasonable, how many of our married readers are satisfied with 99% faithfulness from yourspouse? Even if you could go 70 years without sinning, then sin, the Law would curse you. This too might sound unreasonable, but if you go 70 yearswithout killing anyone, then snap, the law won’t let you slide just because you’ve never done it before, and neither will God!“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident” (Gal. 3:11). The Greek word for “evident” here is translated “certain” whenPaul says, “we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out” (I Tim. 6:7). You’ll never see a U-Haul trailer behind ahearse! And it is just as evident that no one can be justified by the Law. You might look good in your neighbor’s sight, but we’re talking about “the sightof God” (Gal. 3:11). Even Abraham looked good to his neighbors, but he couldn’t boast before God (Rom. 4:2), for God knew he lied about his wife.No, “The just shall live by faith” (Gal. 3:11), that is, the way you get to be just is by faith. “And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth themshall live in them” (Gal. 3:12), i.e., live eternally (Lev. 18:5 cf. Luke 10:25-28). God is fair. If you could obey Him perfectly, He would give you eternallife. It is not technically correct to say the only way to heaven is by faith. But while there are two ways to get to the moon, by rocket and by jumping, oneof these two ways is impossible! Just so, there are two ways to get to heaven, by faith and by the works of the Law (Rom. 2:6-10), but the latter is just asimpossible! (Gal. 2:16).Thankfully, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us” (Gal. 3:13). “That the blessing of Abraham [salvation] mightcome on the Gentiles through….” Through what? Through Israel? Through circumcision, or the Law? This was true for Gentiles in the Old Testament. Buttoday the blessing of Abraham comes on us “through Jesus Christ.” Why not “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).Notice it doesn’t say “believe and be good.” It just says believe and be saved! “Christ died for our sins…and…rose again” (I Cor. 15:3,4). Don’t try to addany good works to Christ’s work, for salvation is “to him that worketh not, but believeth!” (Rom. 4:5).
Two minutes with the bible 
Chamber Yard of the Week 
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The home of Bruce andKerri Venard at 205 Kennedy Avenue in Murdo was chosen asthis week’s winner for the Murdo Area Chamber of CommerceYard of the Week. They will receive $25 in Murdo Bucks.
Photo by Lonna Jackson 
Yard of the Week
Gleanings from the prairie 
•Pastor Alvin L. Gwin Community Bible Church, Murdo•
Here’s a simple and encourag-ing poem that has been sharedamong friends for quite sometime.“Yesterday God helped me,Today He’ll do the same.How long will this continue?Forever --- praise His name!”This is truly encouraging!However, to really know thetruth of this poem in the experi-ences of life, one must know theGOD Who is the helper.The Bible, GOD’s Word to man,is a great source of help fromGOD. It gives a record of thefaithfulness of God to the menand women who have put theirtrust in Him. Take for example,the shepherd-king, David. Hewrote in Psalm 54:4, “Behold,GOD is my helper.”It was pointed out to me manyyears ago that during a most dif-ficult time in David’s life, a timewhen everything seemed to begoing against him -- and it reallywas (we never have times likethat, do we?); that David “encour-aged himself in the LORD hisGOD” (I Samuel 30:6).How did David do that? It wasduring these times of trials, diffi-culties, and exasperating circum-stances that David is seen put-ting his thoughts in written formso that we can know how heencouraged himself in the LORD.Here are some of his thoughtsthat bear witness to the truththat GOD was “helping” him.Psalm 18:6 – “In my distress Icalled upon the LORD, and criedunto my GOD; he heard my voiceout of His temple, and my crycame before Him, even into Hisears.”Psalm 25:1-2 – “Unto You, OLORD, do I lift up my soul. O myGOD, I trust in You; let me not beashamed, let not my enemies tri-umph over me.”Psalm 34:1-8 – “I will bless theLORD at all times; His praiseshall continually be in my mouth.My soul shall make her boast inthe LORD; the humble shall hearof it, and be glad. Oh, magnifythe LORD with me, and let usexalt His Name together. Isought the LORD, and he heardme, and delivered me from all myfears. They looked unto Him, andwere radiant, and their faceswere not ashamed. This poorman cried, and the LORD heardhim, and saved him out of all histroubles. The angel of the LORDencamps round about those whofear Him, and delivers them. Oh,taste and see that the LORD isgood; blessed is the man whotrusts in Him.”Psalm 40:1-5 – “I waitedpatiently for the LORD, and Heinclined unto me, and heard mycry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miryclay, and set my feet upon a rock,and established my goings. AndHe has put a new song in mymouth, even praise unto outGOD; many shall see it, and fear,and shall trust in the LORD.Blessed is that man who makesthe LORD his trust, and respectsnot the proud, nor such as turnaside. Many, O LORD, my GOD,are Your wonderful works which You have done, and Yourthoughts which are toward us;they cannot be reckoned up inorder unto You. If I would declareand speak of them, they are morethan can be numbered.”Psalm 56:1-4 – “Be mercifulunto me, O GOD; for man wouldswallow me up; he, fighting daily,oppresses me. My enemies woulddaily swallow me up; for they aremany that fight against me, O You Most High. When I amafraid, I will trust in You. In GODI will praise His word, in GOD Ihave put my trust; I will not fearwhat flesh can do to me.”It becomes apparent thatDavid knew his LORD. Remem-ber, it was David who wrote the23rd Psalm, “The LORD is myShepherd, I shall not want.”David knew GOD as his helperin times of trouble. Who do youturn to? In whom do you trust?Where do you go to get strengthfor the journey of life?For the “child of GOD” by faithin JESUS CHRIST, our HeavenlyFATHER cares for us. It isbecause of HIS grace that wehave been saved. GOD haspoured out upon us the riches of HIS grace and HIS love. Webelong to HIM, and HE willnever let us down. GOD’s care forHIS own is not an occasionalthing; it is constant. HE is con-stantly walking with us andwatching over us. When we gothrough the fire, HE is there, asHE was with the three Hebrewchildren in Babylon. When we gothrough the waters, HE is there,as HE was with the disciples inthat storm on the Sea of Galilee. Yes, even when we go throughthe valley of the shadow of death,HE will be with us!“I will never leave you nor for-sake you!” is HIS promise, andthat promise is sure. So, remem-ber,“Yesterday, GOD helped me,Today He’ll do the same.How long will this continue?Forever – praise His Name!”
God Helps
Obituary
Thelma Rada
Thelma Rada, age 97, of WhiteRiver, South Dakota, died Monday, August 5, 2013, at the Coteau desPrairies Hospital in Sisseton.Thelma Marguerite Crume wasborn March 29, 1916 in Mylo,(Rolette County) North Dakota toJohn and Hazel (Pickett) Crume.On August 5, 2013 she rode home,on horseback no doubt.In October 1919 Thelma, withher parents and her sister, Viola,left Mylo, North Dakota for WhiteRiver, South Dakota in a wagon.She could even recall a few inci-dents that happened during thatalmost year long trip.Thelma was united in marriageto Roy (Swede) Rada on June 26,1937 in Murdo, S.D. They settledon a ranch northwest of WhiteRiver. To this union four childrenwere born: Curtis, Shawn, Melvinand Cleone.Swede passed away in 1977.Thelma moved into White River in1992, then to Murdo, in 2003 andin September, 2012 she moved to acare center in Rosholt, S.D., whereher granddaughter, Tina, wasadministrator.Thelma loved to be on the backof a horse riding and checking cat-tle. She even rode one this pastJuly. She never turned down anoffer to ride a horse.Thelma and Swede raised andbroke Appaloosa horses, raisedHereford cattle and worked with4-H clubs on their horse projects.Thelma also worked for a time inthe lunchroom at the White RiverSchool and at the White RiverNursing Home. She belonged toCottonwood Ladies Aid, RiverviewExt. Club and the Rebekah Lodge.She read the Bible, would do any-thing for a friend and believed thatif God kept you here you bettermake yourself useful.During her life, Thelma got togo on a trip of a lifetime to visitMike and Cleone’s formerexchange students from Germanyand Denmark and meet their fam-ilies. The exchange studentsbecame her grandkids too. Bloodnever mattered to her, her heartwas big enough for many children.She was “Grandma” to all whoknew her.In the early years, Thelma andSwede always had family around,especially on Sundays. Thelmawas known for her ability to whipup a meal for everyone in no time. A few of their nieces and nephewsalso lived with them while theywere growing up and summerswere like Grand Central Station.She was known for her “pranks”that she loved to pull on peopleand her contagious laughter.Thelma is survived by herdaughter, Cleone (Michael) Ras-musson of White River, S.D.; a sis-ter Maryetta Wacek of WhiteRiver, S.D.; a brother Iver (Rene)Edwall of Castro Valley, Calif.;three sister-in-laws, Clara Bowersof Fernley, Nev., Gladys Hix of Col-orado Springs, Colo., and VeldaRada of Coos Bay, Ore.; 11 grand-children Mona (Dave) Taggart of Gregory, S.D., Tina (Doug) Mullerof Rosholt, S.D., Ron (Stacy) Ras-musson of Farmington, Minn.,Dana Rada of Winner, S.D., DinaSchultz of Rosholt, S.D., CoryRada of Springfield, S.D., Clinton(Lisa) Rasmusson of Casper, Wyo., Angela (Nick) Leach of Farming-ton, Minn., Arthur Rada of Fair-banks, Alaska, Matthias Zastrowof Berlin, Germany and BirgitteSvendson of Denmark; 14 great-grandchildren, Paul Taggart, Royand Nathan Muller, Michael,Trevor, Adam and Trent Rasmus-son, Kali Adamson, Serenna, Juliaand Elaina Leach, Lindsey, andMelvin and Angel Rada; hundredsof adopted grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as severalnieces and nephews.Those preceding her in deathare: her husband, Roy (Swede)Rada; three sons Curtis, Shawnand Melvin; her sister Viola; herbrother Francis, a brother-in-lawBernard Wacek; and her parents.Funeral services were held onSaturday, August 10, at the Com-munity Events Center in WhiteRiver. Interment followed at theWhite River Cemetery. A memorialhas been established. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip. Heronline guestbook is available atwww.rushfuneralhome.com
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