Bob Pierce, 88

Bob Pierce, 88, of East Todd Township, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, NE.

Bob was born on Aug. 23, 1935 at the Rosebud IHS Hospital in Rosebud, SD. His father was William Arthur Pierce and his mother was Violet (Walton) Pierce. Bob and his family first lived in Winner, SD for three years. While living in Winner, he had two close friends he met each morning on the corner, Mot and Mo. They would go downtown with their little wagon to pick up beer bottles left on the sidewalk from the night before. They were so happy to turn them in to get their spending money!

When Bob was 10 years old, he went to Black Hawk to stay with his maternal grandmother Mary “Minnie” (Eddy) Walton helping her through the winter doing various chores for her. While there, he developed a friendship with two boys about his age. Their father ran a sporting goods store in Rapid City. The three boys would always hitch hike to Rapid City with success. While there, they would have their favorite places to play and visit. They made sure they would get back to the Daughenbaugh Rod and Gun Shop for that ride home before their dad closed up. Sometimes their dad would take them fishing which all three boys were happy and looked forward to. In the coming spring, Bob was sad to say goodbye missing his grandma Walton and his two new friends.

Bob would graduate from Mission High School and went on the get a 4-year degree at Springfield College. After college Bob went on the teach at Viborg schools and later at Mission schools, he taught Industrial Arts.

Bob’s father worked for the Cattlemen Association from Texas. Later his parents moved to the Hidden Timber area and established a ranch there for several years. Bob would eventually take over for his elderly parents in the fall of 1959 and he lived there until his death. Bob followed in his father’s footsteps falling in love with the Quarter Horses and the draft horse, Suffolk, originally from England which was used during the war. Bob also raised red angus cattle which he was very proud of. Bob loved to tell jokes, laugh, a wonderful singer, and dancer in college.

Bob was a bachelor for many years until he married Sylvia Carol (Van Allen) Van Volkenburg when he was 70 years.

Bob is preceded in death by his siblings which include William Pierce, Ernest Pierce, Mavis Pierce, Leah (Pierce) Peed and Carol (Pierce) Schubauer.

Bob is survived by his nieces and nephews.

Carl King, 45

Carl King, 45, of Winner, SD passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at his residence in Winner, SD.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Winner Ideal Community Hall in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Ideal Cemetery. Wake services started on Thursday, April 25 and continuing until Carl’s funeral on Monday.

Carl was born on Feb. 17, 1979 to Donald Dale King Sr. and Cleo Rouse King in Winner, SD.

Carl was preceded in death by his father Donald Dale King Sr.; Grandmother, Pauline King; and Niece Zaylee Inessa King

Survivors include his son, Dalton Moursted; his mother, Cleo Rouse; brothers: Dale King Jr. (Tasha Hopkins), Davis King (Samantha Dion-King), and Michael Palmer; sisters: Kathleen King, Seanne King-Mosley (Josh), Cherrie Roubideaux and Jonnie Storm; best friend for life Jamie Lynn, And his many aunts uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

2024 WHS Prom Servers

Dan Bechtold/Winner Advocate Photo
Winner High School prom servers are in front from left Hanna Danford, Parker Mathis, Gracie Root and Zac Olson. In back from left are Livvy Audiss, Micah King, Lilly Barfuss, Quincy Phillips, Olivia Swedlund, Abe Kaiser, Kylie Sachtjen and Ryken Orel. “Casino Night” was the prom theme