Gish, 63, of Hastings, Neb., passed away on March 30 at Nebraska
Heart Hospital in Lincoln. He was born in Winner Jan. 26, 1959.
memorial service will be held at the Hamill Cemetery at 2 p.m.
was a truck driver for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Roofing Supply in Dallas,
Texas for 26 years. He moved back to Hastings in 2014. He worked for
Hastings Parks & Recreation and Booselma Travel Center. He was
recently employed by the Hastings Public Schools.
liked to spend time with his grand nephews, mother, sisters, cousins
and close friends. He liked watching NASCAR racing and movies. He
liked to play the lottery.
is survived by his mother, Marilyn Gish of Hastings; sisters, Lynette
Gish, Hastings, Jolene (Dave) Osborne of Monroe, Mich.; nephew
Michael (Miranda) Osborne of Virginia; nieces, Stephanie Osborne of
Monroe, Katelyn Osborne of Monroe, Lacey Gish of Hastings, grand
nephews, Matthew Buck, Jayden Gish, Cain Osborne, aunts, June
Scrivers of Imperial, Neb.; Betty Musilek, Mesa, Ariz.; uncles, Leroy
(Sheila) Varilek, Rapid City; Martin Varilek, Winner and many close
family, friends and roommates.
was preceded in death by his father, Lindy Gish; sister, Denise Gish,
grandparents, Leonard and Rose Gish and George and Lillian Varilek,
eight uncles and two aunts.
Micheal Rohde passed away peacefully at his
home in Winner, SD, on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at the age of 95.
A memorial service will be held on Friday,
July 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner,
SD. Burial will follow in the Colome City Cemetery in Colome, SD. Visitation
will be held one hour prior to the services.
Micheal was born on the family farm south
of Colome on April 13, 1927, to Joseph and Bridget (London) Rohde. He joined
siblings Agnes, Walter, Cecilia, and Edward. He experienced the Dirty Thirties
during his childhood, and he shared stories of the difficult times that his
family endured. When he was a teenager, he almost died due to a ruptured
appendicitis. He did not return to high school because of his long
Mike joined the Army in 1947 and was
stationed in Washington and Alaska. He came back to the family farm after his
service. To earn extra money, he traveled to Chicago to drive a vehicle back to
South Dakota for a car dealership. While there, he visited an Army buddy who
set him up on a blind date with Marilyn Smith. This was the start of a love
story that would include almost 70 years of marriage, nine children, 25
grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.
Marilyn moved to South Dakota, and they
were united in marriage on Sept. 6, 1952, at St. John’s Catholic Church in
Paxton, SD. They made their home on the family farm. Over the years, Mike and
Marilyn worked hard to expand the family farm/ranch where they raised their
family, cattle, hogs, and crops.
also worked for the Farm Service Agency as a field representative. With this
job, he traveled to many farms and knew producers all over Tripp Co. Mike never
met a stranger. He could carry on a conversation with anyone, and he always had
a story or two to share. Mike also met many people through his love of coon
hunting. He raised Blueticks, and he spent many nights chasing raccoons and
telling stories. His keen eye and steady hand made him an expert marksman with
a rifle. He also enjoyed time fishing; it didn’t matter if he was at a dam in
Tripp Co. or along the Missouri River at Ft. Thompson.
Mike’s faith and family were very important
to him. He was extremely proud of their children, and he loved to talk about
them. Mike and Marilyn’s family includes the following:
-Son Steve (Gin) of Rapid City and children
Aimee (Ray) Brinson of Slidell, LA, and children Owen and Audrey Brinson;
Regina (Aaron) Ueckert of Valley, NE, and children Greyson and Hadley Peters
and Ameri Ueckert; and Dylan Rohde of Omaha, NE.
-Son Marty (Barb) Rohde of Yankton and
children Sara (Jon) McMahon of Sioux Falls and children Cecilia and Joslyn; and
Levi Rohde of Yankton.
-Daughter Kathleen (Ron) Ernest of Winner
and children Ethan (Krystine) Ernest of Winner and children Jaya, Esmae, and
Zayden; Erin Ernest (Karl Lehman) of Lead and son Ren; Scott Ernest of Winner;
and Grace Ernest (Shane Crawford) and son Sawyer.
-Daughter Sheila (Mark) Gau of Pickstown
and children Jasmine (Jeremy) Kreeger of Wagner and children Kendra, Cord, and
Wade; Tina (Kelly) Nielson of Sioux Falls and children Miah, Colton, Connor,
and Cali; and Leo Gau of Pickstown.
-Son Joseph (Pam) Rohde of Billings, MT,
and children Brandton (Andrea) Rohde of Washington and children Cadence,
Teagan, Kenna, and Brynn; and Jessica (Matt) Henry of Missoula, MT, and
children Rowan and Asher.
-Son Ryan (Julie) Rohde of Colome and
children Michael Rohde (Brittney Evans) of Chamberlain and Zane Rohde (Thyme
Edoff) of Colome.
-Son Ross (Judy) Rohde of Rapid City and
children Amy (Ben) Pravecek of Hulett, WY, and children Payton Eagle-Pravecek
(Jeremiah Johnson) and Paxton Pravecek; Mandy and Justin Holcomb of Gillette,
WY, and children Abby Millburg and Nash Holcomb.
-Daughter Leila Wells of Winner and
children Danielle (Dane) Anderson of Plentywood, MT, and children Finn and
Ollie Anderson; Ashley Adair of Rapid City and children Andre, Neveah, and
Chancellor; and Laven Adair of Rapid City.
-Daughter Rhonda (John) Gehlsen of Black
Hawk and children Paige (Kyle Schilling), Isaac (Annika Enevoldsen), Hannah,
and Gabriel Gehlsen.
Mike and Marilyn also helped to raise two
nephews: William and Jack Holden.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents,
Joseph and Bridget Rohde, and his siblings and in-laws: Agnes and Don Maher,
Walter Rohde, Cecilia and William Musilek, and Edward and Dorothy Rohde.
Memorial services for Gene Gross, 82,
Winner, will be held July 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church of Winner.
Gene LeRoy Gross was born on July 2, 1939,
to Jacob S. and Elizabeth (Kleinsasser) Gross in Freeman, SD.
Gene married the love of his life Labelle
Streyle on June 11, 1961. In this union they had one daughter, Kandy Rae.
Gene started his adult life owning a
radiator and repair shop in Wagner. In 1983 they moved to Winner and purchased
the Westside Motel. They operated the business for 34 years before retiring in
Gene is survived by his wife Labelle,
daughter Kandy and son-in-law Darin Fuller, brother Ralph Gross, sister Darlene
Ireland, sister-in-law Una Larson, brother-in-law Randy Woehl, several nieces
and nephews, and many friends.
Preceding Gene in death were his parents,
Jake S. and Elizabeth Gross, in-laws Herbert and Adella Streyle, sister-in-law
Phyllis Woehl, and brother-in-law Archie Ireland.
Megan Hardy Old Lodge, 43, of Winner, SD
passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
June 29, 2022 at 12 p.m. at the Winner Ideal Community Hall. Burial will follow in the Holy Spirit Chapel
Cemetery in Ideal, SD. Wake service
began on Monday, June 27, 2022 at noon at the Winner Ideal Community Hall.
Megan Lucy (Hardy) Old Lodge was born to
Virginia Susan Eagle Hawk and Xavier Lowell Iron Shooter on Feb. 20, 1979. Megan went to school in Ideal, SD, Winner, SD
and St. Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain where she enjoyed playing
volleyball. Megan liked to be around
family and friends, to laugh or just sit around and visit.
Megan married Frank Old Lodge and had 6 children: Hayley, Hayden, Tre, Madison, Meadow and Homer.
Megan is survived by her brother Ryan
(Vietta) Hardy Sr., and family, her father Xavier Iron Shooter, kids; Haley,
Hayden, Tre, Madison and Meadow, Uncles; Kenneth Iron Shooter, Darrell Iron
Shooter, Clarence Matthew Eagle Hawk II, Aunts; Dolly Iron Shooter, Ruth DuBray
and many cousins.
Megan is preceded in death by her son Homer
Old Lodge, her mother Virginia Susan (Eagle Hawk) Parkis, Grandparents;
Clarence Matthew Sr. (Lucy) Eagle Hawk, Frank (Margaret) Iron Shooter, Uncles;
John Eagle Hawk Sr., Daniel Eagle Hawk Sr., Burton Eagle Hawk Sr., Leroy Eagle
Hawk, Frank Iron Shooter, Aunts; Renetta Eagle Hawk, Rosemary Iron Shooter and
Martha Iron Shooter.
Dawn Lorene Snethen, 56, passed away in the presence of loving family members on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with Covid-19.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, June
25,2022 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Winner, SD. .
Dawn is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy. She is survived by her sisters, Julie and Karen, and her brothers, Daniel and Ronald.
Dawn was born on May 21, 1965. She spent her childhood living and working on
her family’s farm outside of Colome, South Dakota. As a young girl, she developed a profound
love for dogs when she adopted her first, who she named Lassie.
For years, Dawn and Lassie participated in
4-H obedience training competition at the South Dakota State Fair. Together, they became premier competitors and
purple-ribbon awardees. When there were
no training levels available that Lassie hadn’t already mastered, Dawn and her
father constructed their own course of competitive jumps to showcase Lassie’s
brilliant training and abilities in the fair’s open class division. Dawn’s unique relationship with Lassie made
it abundantly clear that caring for dogs would forever be a part of her life.
After graduating from Colome High School,
Dawn left home to obtain her degree in animal technology. She lived and worked in South Dakota after
college, and eventually settled in Ohio.
With her extensive experience and education, she built a successful
career as a dog groomer and provided a home and a lifetime of care for many
beloved pets. Throughout her life, Dawn
became a mother figure to countless children she knew through family,
friendships, and communities. She was
also a gifted painter, author, musician, and puppeteer who used her artistic
talents for the benefit of others and to serve the various churches she
Those who know Dawn will remember her as a
woman of faith who put her trust in Jesus and the promise of eternal life at
the end of her time on this earth. She
is leaving behind many friends and family who greatly benefited from her love.
services for Shirley Beck, 97, Winner, were held June 18 at the Prairie View
Gospel Barn, Gregory. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery, Gregory.
Brown was born June 22, 1924, at Mule Head Ranch on the Whetstone Creek, north
and east of Bonesteel, SD. Shirley was the oldest child of eight children born
to William and Mabel (Cornemann) Brown. As a young girl, the family moved
several times. Shirley attended many rural country schools. After two years in
Dallas and one year at Gregory High School, Shirley stayed home to help her
mother who had contracted polio.
On July 10,
1942, in Springview, NE, Shirley married Emmett K. Beck. They were married for
52 years, before Emmett passed in 1994. To this union nine children were born
to complete this family.
Not only did
Shirley keep busy with her children, she had many other duties to do. Shirley
was a great cook and known for many of her dishes. The children enjoyed her
cinnamon and caramel rolls and fresh homemade bread. Shirley’s famous dressing
and cheesy potatoes were always a hit. The family joke was to see who got the
lucky french fries as Shirley was always substituting ingredients and using
whatever she could find to feed her large family.
an accomplished seamstress and could sew anything even without a pattern. She
made our everyday clothing as well as our prom dresses and wedding dresses.
Helping out on the farm was just part of being a farm wife. Shirley helped milk
cows and pulled many baby lambs and pigs. Raising way too many chickens
prompted the kids to “always be busy” when it was time to butcher.
Shirley also worked outside of the home at different times as a cook and a
real enjoyment was getting together with her big family. She hosted countless
birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. Shirley loved to visit and enjoy a
good cup of coffee with friends and family. Grandchildren and great
grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
loved to bake and decorate cakes. She baked many cakes for birthdays, weddings,
anniversaries, and special occasions–we have albums of her cake pictures!! No
one knows for sure how many cakes have been made. All you had to do was mention
an occasion and she would bake a special cake. This was her true calling and artistic
ability. Sometimes she would throw in a “prank” sponge cake to have
some fun. Shirley was a prankster at heart!
and flowers were Shirley’s escape. She loved to grow more than she needed and
enjoyed giving and sharing the extra bounty. Along with her garden meant
canning hundreds of jars of garden produce.
a life-long member of the Valley Reading Circle, a neighborhood women’s group
that started in the early 1920’s. She was also a member of the Rice-Walker
American Legion Post #91 Auxiliary of Dallas for over 40 years. Shirley was
very patriotic and very proud of her family members that served in the
military. She served many positions and headed many committees in the
organization. The annual Fall Pheasant Smorgasbord was her pride and joy.
(Don’t stir the dressing!)
passed away peacefully on June 9, 2022, at the Winner Regional Health Care
Center at the age of 97 years, 11 months, and 17 days.
preceded in death by her husband Emmett, her parents William and Mabel Brown,
grandson Emmett Jay Smith, great grandsons Kolby Beck and Brendan Hopkins,
son-in-law Brent Janak, daughter-in-law Linda Beck, all of her siblings Rex
Brown, Louie Brown, Jim (Delores) Brown, Leitha (Vernon) Drey, Wayne (Deloris)
Brown, Russell Brown, and Gary Brown, in-laws David and Agnes (Graesser) Beck,
brothers- and sisters-in-law Helga (Robert) Pennington, Donald (Ruth) Beck,
Lola (Howard) Whitley, Jean (Alden) Aakhus, and Max (Faye) Beck.
survived by her nine children: Diane (Gerald) Smith, Gregory, SD, Frank Beck,
Mills, NE, Dave (Emily) Beck, Mills, NE, Janet (Charlie) Knight, Papillion, NE,
Ken (Kathy) Beck, Dallas, SD, Patricia (Monte) Hopkins, Central City, NE, Brad
(Barb) Beck, Winner, SD, Bev Janak, Winner, SD, and Doug (Sandy) Beck, Colome,
SD; 24 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren with
one on the way; sisters-in-law Anna Mae Brown, Gregory, SD, Bonnie Brown,
Winner, SD, Maureen Brown, Rapid City, SD, and Mary Brown-Nelson, Scotland, SD;
along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
(Eagle Star) Old Lodge, 72, of Winner, SD passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022
at her residence in Winner, SD.
services were held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at noon at the Winner Ideal
Community Hall in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
services were held on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Winner Ideal
Community Hall in Winner, SD.
(Eagle Star) Old Lodge was born Dec. 9, 1949 to Homer and Cora (Lever) Eagle
Star in Hamill, SD.
to grade school in Hamill. She then attended high school at Todd County.
the love of her life Frank Old Lodge Sr. and they united in marriage on Sept.
23, 1971. To this unity they had 8 children; Quentin, Howard, Melissa, Brent,
Frank Jr., Troy, Kerri, & Nealy.
younger years she enjoyed traveling to all the softball and fast pitch
tournaments cheering on the Ideal Red Machine. Martha also loved to dance. She
often traveled with her husband Frank & Son Quentin to all the dances they
Martha had a
heart of Gold. She loved everyone equally. Martha’s smile was like no other.
Martha was full of love for her children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren. Martha was a stay-at-home mother raising her 8 children and 2
her home to anyone in need. She made sure you never went away hungry. Martha is
a firm believer in the Lord Jesus. She and Frank traveled many miles to
revivals. Martha believed in the power of prayer.
spending her evening playing aggravation with family and friends. Martha and
Frank helped raise lots of nieces, nephews, grandkids, and adopted lots of kids
throughout their years.
survived by her 7 children: Quentin “Bub” (Delphine), Howard (Jolene), Melissa
“Lisa”, Nealy (Patrick) all of Winner, SD, Brent (Mandy) of Witten, SD, Frank
Jr. and Troy of Ideal, SD. 2 nieces Geraldine (Wayne Jr.) of Winner, Kimberly
of Sioux Falls. Her brothers Millian Eagle Star of Winner, Clyde & Emmit
Swalla of Lower Brule. Her sisters Zona Turkey of Huron, Ruth (Kevin) Olson of
Sioux Falls, 34 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren.
united in heaven with her husband Frank, her daughter Kerri, 2 grandsons Homer
& Jaeden, her parents Homer & Cora, her sisters Marva & Karen Eagle
Star, her brothers; Antoine Sr., Larry Jasper Delbert Eagle Star & Benjamin
Pharris, 68, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away June 9, 2022, at Avera McKennan
Hospital surrounded by family at his side. He will be greatly missed.
Celebration of Life and Time of Remembrance for Bryan was held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. The
celebration was held at City Lights, 316 S. 2nd Street in Aberdeen.
Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of
arrangements. Family and friends may
sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
born Oct. 24, 1953, to Walter and Eleanor (Stroup) Pharris in Burke, SD, and
resided in Gregory, SD until 1957. The
family then moved to Winner, SD. He
attended grade school and high school there, graduating in 1971. He started to work at The Pharris Family
Bakery at the age of 13.
attended college at The University Of South Dakota in Vermillion. He then moved
back to Winner and met the love of his life, Cindy Holmquist. They were married on June 23, 1974, at The
United Methodist Church in Winner, SD.
They continued to work at the family bakery. From this union, they were blessed with four
children: Nicholas, Brooke, Alexander, and Bridget.
In 1983 the
family moved to Rapid City, SD; and then settled in Aberdeen, SD in 1986. Bryan continued to be an accomplished baker
in Aberdeen. Over the years Bryan and
Cindy were blessed with thirteen grandchildren.
knack for baking and cooking was apparent and well-loved at every family
gathering or holiday meal. He was always
glad to see a friend, and quick to make friends with a stranger; including the
four-legged kind. Bryan’s hearty laugh could be felt before it could be
heard. He loved his grandchildren; and
loved nothing more than to take them for a bum ride, navigate a canoe down the
Niobrara River, or scavenge for wild asparagus.
Many heart to hearts were had over campfires, or just at the kitchen
table with Columbo playing in the background.
having shared his life are his loving wife, Cindy; daughters: Brooke Meyers of
Aberdeen and Bridget Schilling of Ramsey, MN; son: Alexander Pharris;
grandchildren: Ian Pharris, Austin and Ava Meyers; Gwendolyn Hauser, Grace and
Jaxon Schilling; Laine Wise, Ariya Pharris; Samuel, Quade and Novella Pharris,
Oliver and August Pharris; siblings: Kristine (Bill) Ringstmeyer of Winner, SD,
Elizabeth Ann (Scott) Johnson of Sturgis, SD, and Keith (Linn) Pharris of
Colorado; and one sister-in-law, Lorraine Pharris of Colorado.
be terribly missed by his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas
Pharris; brother Kenton Pharris and his parents, Walter and Eleanor.
Barry was born to Al and LeArlie (Engel) Barry in Fremont, NE, on June 19,
1954. She was the youngest of two daughters.
grew up in Dallas, SD, and spent much of her youth at her parent’s indoor
roller-skating rink “Al’s Roller Dome” in Dallas. Gay Lynn graduated high
school in Gregory, SD in 1972.
married Jerry Olson. Gay Lynn and Jerry welcomed two children- Jamie and Kristi
business school at National American University in Rapid City, SD. Gay Lynn
worked for a business office in Red Wing, MN before moving back to Gregory and
starting The Flower Garden. Gay Lynn had a love for flowers and was an
entrepreneur. She ran two flower shops and a café in Gregory and Winner for a
brief time. She later focused on the shop in Gregory. Gay Lynn had a passion
and creative gift working with flowers and especially enjoyed working late
nights developing beautiful casket sprays.
adored spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren’s
activities. She loved her house dogs and always had a small four-legged
enjoyed traveling, making trips to New Mexico, Texas, and attending a couple
drinking Coca-Cola and collecting memorabilia. Since retiring from the flower
shop, she especially enjoyed spending time in her yard and flowerbeds.
appreciated playing cards with her friends at the Senior Center and hosting
card parties at home. She was an active member of the Gregory Methodist Church
and the Gregory County Historical Society.
passed away on June 7, 2022, after a battle with metastatic breast cancer at
the age of 67.
Gay Lynn is
survived by her son Jamie (Mica) Olson (Bloomfield, NE), ten beloved
grandchildren: Samantha, Layne, Elliot, Matilynn, Tatum, Kadyn, Callie,
Vanessa, Marisa, Jake; sister Marilee (Curt) VanAsperen (Custer, SD,) and a
niece Andrea (Cory) Lewis and nephew Cory (Lisa) VanAsperen.
Gay Lynn is
preceded in death by her daughter Kristi Olson and parents Al and LeArlie
for Gay Lynn Barry age 67 of Dallas, SD were held on Tuesday June 14 at 10:30
a.m. at the Methodist Church, Gregory, SD. A private family burial followed in
the Hillview Cemetery, Dallas, SD.