Jesse Root, 33

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Jesse Root, 33, of Aurora, CO, formally of Winner,  passed away in Aurora, Colorado, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner.   Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Victor and Ginette Weickum

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Victor George Weickum was born to George and Anna (Berg) Weickum on his parent’s homestead in Wewela, SD along with 11 other children. Ginette Colette Ferdinand was born in Paris, France with one step-brother, Alain Ferdinand.

As per their request, Victor and Ginette will be laid to rest together 12:00 p.m. Friday. October 24, 2014 at the Black Hills National Cemetery, where they attended and helped families with their losses by singing and playing taps for so many of their friends. Military honors will be conducted by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard and the United States Army Funeral Honors Team.


Ruth Sund, 93

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Ruth Sund, 93, Winner, died Oct. 18, at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner Cemetery.

Ruth Edna (Burdick) Sund was born in Genoa, Nebraska on Jan. 21, 1921 to William and Carleana (Nelson) Burdick. She was the youngest of five children. Ruth spent part of childhood in Genoa, and then the family moved  to Keya Paha, where they lived on a small farm. She graduated from Winner High School.

Dr. James Novotny, 63


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Dr. James (Jim) Edward Novotny died peacefully in his home with his family on October 16, 2014, at age 63, after almost three years living with pancreatic cancer.

Jim was born in Winner, South Dakota, in 1952, the youngest of four children to Margaret and Anton Novotny. He is described by a classmate as “vibrant from the first day I met him in first grade,” “One of the smartest and most genuine people I’ve ever met”.  He maintained his friendships with South Dakota classmates throughout his life.

Art Morgan, 88

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Arthur Joseph Morgan, son of Jennings and Helen Morgan was born in Winner, SD on May 7, 1926.  He passed away at the Cherry County Hospital on October 15, 2014.

Funeral service for Morgan age 88 of Valentine were held on Friday, Oct, 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine.  Burial  followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine.