Mary Jorgensen, 91

Mary Jorgensen, 91, of Ideal, SD passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial will followed in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m.

Mary was born on July 22nd, 1927 in the family home of her parents, Leonard and Mabel Storms. She was named after the Catholic Daughters Court Mary Imelda. She was the youngest of eight children. Her mother died when Mary was only six years old. Mary was raised by her siblings and always said that she was “loved but spoiled”. She attended elementary school at the Clearview School in Clearfield and graduated from Winner High School in 1945.

After high school, she worked at the Tripp County Auditor’s Office until July of 1946. On July 27, 1946, she married Martin Jorgensen Jr. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. For 72 years, she and Martin worked side by side to raise a thriving family and grow a successful business. While neither would ever claim to have a perfect marriage, the unending loyalty and love they had for each other was obvious to anyone who was blessed to spend time around them. They moved to the family farm in Ideal after they were married. Recognized as a pillar of the Ideal community, she was actively involved as a leader in 4-H, the South Dakota Cattle Women’s Association and the Ideal school. From their home on the family farm, where they lived almost the entirety of their marriage, they raised four children: Judy, Jean, Greg, and Bryan.

From that same home, the two fed many employees their daily lunches and hosted many business colleagues who traveled from near and far to discuss the cattle business. Mary was always a gracious host to all who entered her home. She enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, and embroidery. Never one to turn down a good party, she always made time to raise a glass for a good toast. She had a sense of humor that was quick and witty, and always appreciated a colorful joke. Mary also had a deep appreciation for family history, and one of the great gifts she left with us is her family albums. These albums were given to many family members, and they went into to great detail about both the Storms and Jorgensen families. The task of researching and compiling these substantial genealogies required great patience, which Mary most certainly had.

Mary was known to many in both the family and the greater community as a bright, caring, loving, and kind woman. She handled any situation placed in front of her with grace and dignity. She was also known for her strong faith in Christ and involvement in the Catholic Church, including being a 71-year member of the Catholic Daughters Court Mary Imelda. It was with this unshakeable faith, and practically unshakable patience, that she was able to guide Martin as they built their lives and continued to guide many members of her family through theirs as well. Often referred to as “the rock” of our family, her ability to handle great adversity came from her strong relationship with Christ, which was one to be admired. While she will be greatly missed by all who knew her, Mary would want to remind us all that this need not be a sorrowful time. Now is a time for celebration, because while her journey here may have reached its end, she has entered another journey in the embrace of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Martin Jorgensen Jr. Four children, Judy (Tom) Peschio, Jean (Gary) Davis, Greg (Deb) Jorgensen, and Bryan (Brenda) Jorgensen. Sisters-in-law Ruth O’Keefe and Leona Storms. Seventeen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, and numerous relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Clara Frank, Mamie Crane, Gen Fast, Leo Storms, Donald Storms, Emerald Diez, and Cecilia (Johnny) Kartak.

Gail Berry, 75

Gail Berry, age 75, of Norris, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care.

Gail Elizabeth (Johnston) Berry was born to David and Helen Johnston on June 3, 1943, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Gail and her two sisters Lynn and Vickie lived with their parents on the same street until they finished college at the University of British Columbia.

Gail obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in physical and occupational therapy. Later she attended Multnomah School of the Bible and graduated with a degree in Bible training. Gail planned to go and minister to leprosy patients in India, but her plans changed when she met Raymond Baxter Berry. After the first date they both knew this was God’s plan, and as they say so many times: “the rest is history”.

They were united in marriage on July 6, 1968, at a little church called Hillside Baptist. Together they lived in Portland, Oregon. They both had a desire to serve the Lord in Missions. After doing deputation they finally arrived in Ingwavuma, South Africa in August 1970. While in Africa their two sons were born: Loren in 1972 and Brent in 1974. Gail and her family returned stateside for a brief visit before returning to the work in Africa until 1980. Gail ran the pharmacy until Loren was born and then became the Station Hostess to the many visitors that came. She loved to cook and sew so any free time was put to good use.

Upon returning stateside in 1980, Gail and her husband Ray purchased a farm near Norris and have resided there ever since. She freely opened her home to others especially the friends of her two boys. Gail was proud of her beloved Canada, but became an American citizen while working at the Norris Post Office.

Gail struggled with dementia which first showed its signs not long after the loss of Grandma Berry in 2006. Gail spent a lot of time with her and missed her greatly at her passing.

Survivors include the love of her life Ray of Norris; two sons Loren (Linda) Berry of Rapid City, and Brent (Lynette) Berry of Jamestown, ND; nine grandchildren: Sequoyah, Annan, Serena, Gavin, Benjamin, Brandon, Jacob, Ashlyn, and Canyon; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends both near and far.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka.

Interment will be at the Belvidere Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Kadoka.

Roy Goodman, 87

Funeral services for Roy Raymond Goodman were held Sept. 29 at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke with Pastor Mark Tuttle officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke.

Roy Raymond Goodman was born Aug. 22, 1931 on the family farm west of Naper, Neb., to William and Dottie (Green) Goodman, the fourth of eight children. Roy passed away Sept. 21, 2018 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner, South Dakota at the age of 87 years.

Roy grew up in rural Naper, where he attended country school and graduated from Naper High School. After graduation he joined the Army, where he served during the Korean War.

Upon his discharge, he met and married Sara Frank on June 12, 1955 and to this union two children were born: Dewayne and Mary. Roy and Sara farmed for a few years then moved to rural Gregory, South Dakota and worked on a farm. They then moved to the Carter/Witten, South Dakota area where he worked on two different farms. They later moved to Burke, South Dakota where he drove milk truck for many years. He later went to work on road construction driving truck and as a flag person until he retired.

After Sara passed he remained at home until health issues forced him to enter assisted living in Bonesteel. Roy then moved to the Winner Nursing Home and remained there until his death.

Roy enjoyed bowling when they lived in the Carter/Witten area as he and Sara bowled mixed doubles. He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with people. When he was a flag person he would always visit with the people, finding out where they lived. He met some interesting people over the years. He was a member of the Burke VFW.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Sara; his parents, William and Dottie; and three sisters: Reba, June and Opal.

Roy is survived by his children: Dewayne Goodman of California and Mary Kaupp of Gregory, South Dakota; one grandson, Ben (Emily) and one granddaughter, Beth (Chris) Wendle; one great-granddaughter, Avery Goodman of California; three brothers: Bill (Fern) of Creighton, Nebraska; Don (Letha) of Marysville, Washington and Jerry (Janet) of Bonesteel, South Dakota; one sister, Donna (Ron) Tompt of Homestead, Montana and many nieces and nephews.

Randy Sund, 46

Randy Sund, 46, of Yankton, SD passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Funeral service were held on Tuesday, Oct.2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. Randy was born on Feb. 19, 1972 in Winner, SD to Linda Sund. Randy grew up and lived in Winner. He graduated Winner High School in 1990. Shortly after graduation he moved to Yankton, SD where he was currently employed at Wilson Trailer. He always had stories to tell about the “guys” at work.

Randy enjoyed hunting and did a little fishing as well. Randy never hesitated helping out his family and friends with whatever they needed, no matter what it was. He would often drive up to the “Sunderosa” for brother time. Randy always enjoyed coming home for family gatherings, holidays and special events.

Randy is survived by his mother Linda Sund; his brother Terry(Amy) Sund; sister Tammy Sund; brother Steve(Laurel) Sund; sister Teresa(Justin) Lenning, nephews Alex Till, Riley Sund and Jared DeWitt and niece Kayslynn Lenning.

He is preceded in death by is grandparents Eldon and Ruth Sund; uncles Pat Sund, Kenny Parvin, Cliff Hight and Loren Tarrell.
Randy will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Lorraine Frances Endres Krick, 92

Lorraine Frances Endres Krick was born on June 8, 1926 and welcomed into heaven on Sept. 19, 2018. Lorraine “Larie” was born to Jake and Emma Endres in Ellendale, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings: Louise (Sid) Koenecke, Richard (Connie) Endres, and Herman (Norene) Gunther; first-born son, Nicky Alan.

After graduating from Marshall High School in Minnesota, Larie worked as a receptionist and stenographer. She married Arthur “Art” Krick on June 14, 1949, in Pipestone, MN.

Lorraine is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary Krick-Nelson and Eric Nelson; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Carol Krick; daughter and son-in-law, Margy and Evan Fenn; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Susan Krick; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Jay Thede. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and their spouses including Keenan and Sarah (Wilson) Krick, Hannah Krick and fiancé Gage Shirley, Elizabeth (Krick-Nelson) and Conor McInerny, Sara Krick-Nelson, Katie (Krick)and Tommie Bardsley, Nate and Anthony Krick and Thomas Krick and his fiancée, Therese Sievert, Jake and Luke Fenn, and Grace and Quentin Thede; great-grandchild, Lydia Mae Krick, daughter of Keenan and Sarah Krick.

Larie was creative and enjoyed many crafts, especially sewing, knitting, quilting and ceramics, and macramé. She was an incredible seamstress who sewed many items of clothing and Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren. She volunteered for hospice and the local hospital and cared for many individuals over the years. She was an active member of Catholic Daughters in Winner, SD, and she and Art were always active in their local parishes as eucharistic ministers, and leading couple faith groups. Playing golf with Art, on a league and during trips across the country, was something she loved, and she was proud to have won trophies in local golf tournaments. Larie also loved reading and word puzzles and read often to her children and grandchildren. Her family and spouse benefited from her love of travel, and she planned cross country camping trips when their children were young, and later organized many trips to different parts of the country for her and Art after his retirement.

She and Art raised their family in many locations: Hibbing, Minn.; Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Emmetsburg, Iowa; Winner, South Dakota; and Grand Island, Neb.

Art Krick was the manager of the J.C. Penney store in Winner.

In 2003, they moved to Omaha and became members of St. Vincent DePaul parish.

Lorraine was a faithful servant and a great example of faith to her family. Loyalty and love for family were critical to her.

The family received friends on Sunday, Sept. 23rd from 3 to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha, followed by Vigil service at 5 pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL was Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 am at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Dr. in Omaha. Memorials can be directed to the family.
Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68124;

Jack Long, 84

Jack Long resident of Martin, SD passed away on Sept.15, 2018 at Fort Meade Community Center Hospice, Sturgis, SD at the age of 84 years.

Jack was born to Keith “Shorty” and Mae Long on July 28, 1934 in Thurston, Neb. Sometime later the family moved to Harrington, SD. There Jack attended school and helped on the family farm.

On February 2, 1955, he enlisted in the Army and served until Jan. 25, 1957.

After marring Phyllis Lyon on June 14, 1962, he made his home in Vetal. Raising cattle and helping neighbors with farming. While living in Vetal, Jack was instrumental in helping develop the Vetal Volunteer Fire Department.

In 1969, the Jack Long family of 5 moved to a farm east of Martin, where he continued to reside until his passing. Jack raised cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, chickens, kids and grandkids. Among the crops he farmed were wheat, corn, barley, oats, millet and alfalfa.

Some of Jack’s favorite past times were watching old TV shows (westerns) and baseball. Go Yankees! He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. You could not be around him long without finding out that he loved to play pitch, talk politics, and tell stories. He was always up for playing a joke on someone or just being plain ornery. Occasionally this backfired on him, on one such occasion he was teasing 4 year old Marie who swung a 2 liter pop bottle around and gave him a black eye. He also found great joy in seeing if he could find out gifts under the tree. Because of this his children quickly learned you didn’t tell Norma. He could get her to tell him every time. If you were around Jack very long you could hear him tell a child, “Hurry up before I give you a quarter.”

He loved his grandchildren but he had one who taught him a lesson about keys and kids. One day as he was checking on some hogs his granddaughter Reba decided she was big enough to drive. She started the truck and went for a short drive. This brought grandpa running and opening the door causing her to scamper to the other side of the truck. After this the keys would be “hidden” from her. That didn’t stop her. When the keys were not in their normal hiding spot Reba would find them and put them where they belonged. This caused the adults to be anxiously looking for the keys. When asked if she knew where they were she would calmly pull them from the hiding spot.

Jack and his grandson, Austin Thayer, were nearly inseparable. Austin will carry on the legacy of farming that he learned at the side of his grandpa.

Jack will be sadly missed by his children: Debbie(Richard) Taylor of Greenfield, OH, Gary Long(Rowena Cruz) of Valentine, NE, Helen(Keith) Stehlik of Vetal, SD, Carol Shepler of Valentine, NE and Mickie (Veldon)Thayer of Martin, SD, his grandchildren; Nathaniel(Annalisa) Taylor, Angela Cruz, Reba Stehlik, Nolan(Joya) Taylor, Amanda Holcomb, Tanya Stehlik, Sean Shepler, Austin Thayer, Jackie Thayer, and Naomi Thayer, and great grandchildren, Robert Taylor, Holly Stehlik, Riggen Holcomb, Eliana Taylor and Tayah Holcomb, His sisters: Margie Judd of Chandler, AZ, and Judy Meyer of Alliance, NE and one brother Arnie Long of Gillette, WY and a sister-in-law Jeanie Long of Martin, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Keith “Shorty” and Mae (Merchen) Long, brothers: Ronald, Donald, and Marvin, and his daughter: Norma Orr.

Funeral service for Jack A. Long age 84 of Martin were held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at 10 am. in the old Legion Building in Martin with Rev. Bill Hines officiating. Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery, Winner, SD.

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of Bennett County Funeral Service, PO Box 65, Martin, SD 57551.


William Matousek, 83

William Matousek passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls on Sept. 14, 2018 following complications after a hard fall earlier in the month. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 starting at 10 a.m. at the Carter Gospel Fellowship Church in Carter, South Dakota.

Bill was born in Sioux City on Jan. 26, 1935 to parents William and Louise (McDonald) Matousek. He moved with his parents to Carter, SD the following year where his father engaged in farming and ranching. He attended The Carter Elementary School (1949), Winner High School (1953), and the University of South Dakota (1957). He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army intelligence services in Providence, RI for two years after graduation from USD. Following separation from the military, Bill settled in Boston where he pursued a life of professional diversity and international travel. Part of this time was spent in the Arctic Circle doing research.

Bill returned to South Dakota in 2000 and settled in the Carter and Winner area. He managed his ranch lands and was a great supporter of the Tripp County area. He was also active in supporting the University of South Dakota and took part in local charity fund raising events.

Bill and his brother Bob were both graduates of the University of South Dakota (USD) and the two of them funded many projects, scholarships, and other ventures at the university.

However, their greatest satisfaction came from supporting the USD John T. Vucurevich Children’s Center and its preschool that was named in honor of their parents, Bill and Louise Matousek.

Bill was the epitome of generosity and the betterment of our entire community was extremely important to him. If there was a cause in our community that was in need, Bill was the first to commit to helping in any way he could. Bill was one of the founding board members of the Tripp Co. Community Foundation and served as chairman until 2017. Through the foundation he established the Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship fund to recognize Harold for his years of teaching students at the Winner High School. He also established the William J. Matousek & Marjory E. Calderia Fund to be used for grant making for a variety of community organizations needs in the Tripp County area.

Bill was very proud of his roots in the Tripp County area and especially of his alma mater, WHS! Bill was the 1952 Homecoming Warrior and every year was proud to attend roll call for the class of 1953. Everyone remembers him as the voice of the Tripp County Community Foundation as each year he took liberties with the microphone at roll call to put a plug in for the foundation. In 2017 Bill was humbled and honored to be selected as the WHS Homecoming Parade Marshal.

Bill will be forever remembered as the face of the Red Kettle campaign of the Salvation Army in our area. During the holidays he spent countless hours lining up youth and adult volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell in town. This was important to him and many hours of his own time were spent ringing the bells. No philanthropic effort was too big or small for him to tackle.

There was no greater supporter of the Tripp County community than Bill. Everything he did, he did quietly, behind the scenes, not looking for self-promotion or fame. He did these things because of his great compassion to help others and high hopes for the future of our community. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends in the Tripp County area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his life-partner Marjory Caldeira (2017), and his younger brother Robert (Bob, 2018). He is survived by his brother Jan of Denver, CO, sister-in-law Colette Clowes Matousek of Tiburon, CA, nephew Peter Matousek & Kristin Unger, niece Kathryn Steinberg, their children, along with numerous cousins.

His family appreciates his faithful neighbors, his friends, his professional associates, and his medical team for the support and encouragement through life and in death. The family ask that you make any donations in his memory to your local church or the charity of your choice — which might include: The Salvation Army, Tripp County Community Foundation – William J. Matousek & Marjory E. Caldeira Fund, PO Box 111, Winner, SD 57580.

Joan Brinckmeyer, 80

Joan Brinckmeyer, 80, of Presho, died Monday, Sept. 10 at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre.

Service will be 1 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Presho United Methodist Church with burial at Presho City Cemetery

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Mary “Joan” Brinckmeyer was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota on Oct. 8, 1937 to Vincent “Bink” and Violet (Werner) Snodgrass. Joan was raised in Presho and graduated from Presho High School. Joan and her family also resided in Wood, South Dakota. Joan was employed as a bookkeeper for Farmer Elevator and served as the Lyman County Auditor for 30 years. After retirement, Joan enjoyed many months in Arizona and California.

Joan loved attending the Chicago Cubs spring training and being a member of the “Wild Bunch”, playing cribbage, watching basketball, shopping and most importantly her four legged baby boy Domino. Her children, grandchildren and her extended family were the love of her life and she loved spending time with them. Joan was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Joan was united in marriage to Alvie Uthe in Presho on May 28, 1955. After his death, she met and married Allen D. Brinckmeyer on Sept. 4, 1963 in Ft. Pierre.

Joan is survived by her daughters: Cindy Canaga, Rhonda (Blaine) Drageset, Tammy (Steve) Kokas, Liza Brinckmeyer, (Rod); step children Lynn Brinckmeyer and Jeff Brinckmeyer; daughter-in-law Debby Uthe and by her 10 grandchildren: Derek, Nicole, Justin, Brandi, Brent, Matt, Kelly, James, Wesley and Jessica; her step grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. Joan also leaves her brother, Gary Snodgrass, her sister Linda Goltz, extended family and her many dear friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, “Bink” and Violet Snodgrass, her husbands Alvie Uthe and Allen D. Brinckmeyer, her son Curtis Uthe, son-in-law Patrick Canaga, and great granddaughter Alana. Also preceding her in death was her stepdaughter Melinda Dube and stepson, Max Brinckmeyer.

Marguerite Hutchison, 86

Marguerite Hutchison, 86, of Winner, SD passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner.

Funeral service were held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.. at the Mason Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Marge was born Aug. 31, 1932 at home in Hamill SD to Bruce Herman and Minnie (Mundlein) Herman.

After graduating High School in Chamberlain, she was married. From this union Terry Lee was born.

On Aug. 23, 1958 she married her true love, Robert Hutchison. To this union Robyn Elise and Jeffrey James were born. They eventually made their home at the ranch along the White River south of Presho.

Marge enjoyed her life on the ranch tending the cattle and helping put up hay. She always had a very large garden. Marge taught Sunday School many years at the Community Bible Church in Presho and was also active in her local Women’s Bible Study. After moving to Golden Prairie Manor, she still grew tomatoes on her patio every summer and loved to play cards every day.

Mom leaves us with many fond memories and we will always remember the story of when Bob ran over her with the 4-wheeler during calving. Marge leaves a legacy of hard work and the true love she always had for Bob.

Marge is survived by her children, Terry (Nancy), Robyn, and Jeff (Connie); Grandchildren Colin (Kasey),

Brianne, Jesse (Timmi), and Cody (Brooke). Great grandchildren; Caelyn, Claire, and Dashel. One sister Norma Johnson; Sister-in-laws Twila Herman and Lois Warner. Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Minnie, husband Robert, brother Raymond, brother-in-law Miles and one great granddaughter.

Blaine Kennobie, 79

Blaine Kennobie, 79, of Kennebec, died Saturday, Sept. 8 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Services were held at 2 pm, Friday, Sept. 14 at American Lutheran Church in Kennebec with burial at Kennebec Cemetery.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Blaine “Pete” Martin Kenobbie was born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1939 on his grandfather Henry Cross’s Farm SE of Webb, IA to Bernerd Blaine and Tressie Fern (Cross) Kenobbie

When Blaine was almost a year old his family moved to South Dakota. He started school in a country school house north of Presho. They lived on what was called the Reed Ranch. This is where Blaine developed his love for the South Dakota prairies, which would stay dear to his heart forever.

At the age of 10 his family moved back to Webb, IA where he continued his schooling. Pete loved the outdoors. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, sledding and skiing. During his school years he was active in church activities, baseball, basketball and FFA.

Later the Kenobbie family bought a farm SE of Greenville, IA. At this time he attended the Greenville-Rossie High School. This is where he met the prettiest girl in school, Beverly Carol Bryan, the love of his life. Blaine and Beverly graduated together in the Class of 1957 as High School Sweethearts.

On June 28, 1959 Blaine and Beverly were united in marriage at the Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids, IA. They were blessed with four children: Randy, Carol, Roger and Roy. While farming and raising livestock, Blaine and Bev lived in Greenville, Gillett Grove, and Webb. In July of 1969 they settled on a farm NW of Laurens, IA. Here they spent the next 17 years raising their family, farming, milking cows and raising livestock. You could say they had an Old McDonalds Farm with almost every animal you can think of.

Blaine’s roots kept calling him back to South Dakota. In the spring of 1986 they made the big move west taking everything – machinery and cattle included. For the next nine years they lived in various places raising cattle. Blaine also worked part time during the winter months at the Chamberlain John Deere, working on equipment.
In 1996 Blaine got his boyhood dream of owning his own land in Lyman County, SD where all you see is prairie and sky. This is where they’ve made their home ever since.

Through the years Blaine has enjoyed playing basketball in high school, square dancing, playing cards, pheasant hunting, riding horses and playing his guitar and singing to his sweetheart Bev. Another favorite pastime was collecting and restoring many old two-cylinder John Deere tractors and implements.

In later years Pete really enjoyed South Dakota history and reminiscing of the cowboy days and life on the range. So his dream of becoming a “West River Cowboy” really did come true. He was truly at home riding the prairies of South Dakota.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 59 years, Beverly; son Randy (Deb) Kenobbie of Laurens, IA; daughter Carol (Scott) Banks of Spencer, IA; son Roger Kenobbie of Kimble, SD; son Roy (Marcia) Kenobbie of Hot Springs, SD; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Joyce (Stan) Garton of Odenville, AL, Carolyn Beasley of Centralia, MO; two brothers Dan Kenobbie of Newnan, GA and Lyle (Linda) Kenobbie of Greenville, IA, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Blaine was preceded in death by his parents Bernerd and Tressie; his in-laws Wesley and Margaret Bryan; sister Betty Lou Kenobbie; daughter-in-law Tammy Kenobbie; two sisters-in-law: Karen Kenobbie and Judy Kenobbie; two brothers-in-law: Don Bryan and Ray Beasley; niece Valerie Wilson and grandson-in-law Cole Buchholz.