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Jim Richey - October 17, 2017

Charles James "Jim" Richey of Wewela, SD, passed away peacefully at Avera Gregory Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after a brief battle with melanoma. Jim was born in Gregory, SD on July 4, 1950 to Charles D. and Marie (Wood) Richey. In high school, Jim did well in football, basketball and track. His baseball years stretched from childhood at Wewela through town team games for Clearfield. He enjoyed watching his children participate in...

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Rudolph Rudy Becker - October 14, 2017

Rudolph Clement Becker was born on October 14, 1922 on the family farm south of Herrick, SD, the third of four children of Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker. He attended school at the Goodman country school, Naper High School, and graduated from Burke High School in 1940. Rudy attended Springfield Teachers College and taught for 2-3 years until he was drafted to serve in WWII in June of 1943. He was a medic in the 101st Airborne Division...

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Robert Bob Sperl - October 12, 2017

Robert Edward Sperl, Sr. Bob was born on June 6, 1933 to Ed and Ethel (Krizan) Sperl on the family farm northeast of Gregory. His early years of school were at Woidneck Country School and later attended Gregory High School where he participated in football and track. He had polio in his high school years which set him back a year so he was in the same class as his sister Connie. After meeting his high school sweetheart and future wife,...

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Pearle Janas - October 11, 2017

Pearle Mae (Dunkak) Janas was born on December 27, 1925 in Dallas, South Dakota to Henry H. and Louise (Zimbelman) Dunkak. Pearle attended school and graduated from Colome High School in 1945. Pearle was united in marriage to William A. Janas on June 29, 1947 in Colome. They were the parents of four children: Gary, Doug, Rodney "Scotty" and Linda. Pearle will be most remembered from her years working at Edie Lori's Dress Shop and Gregory...

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Virginia Ginny Leibel - October 2, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Verle (Vielmette) Leibel was born on April 14, 1924 on a farm north of Gregory, SD, to William and Emma (Kriegy) Vielmette. Ginny was the oldest of four children. Ginny graduated from Gregory High School in 1941. She spent most of her life in the Dallas/Gregory area. In 1946 Ginny married Francis Jerred. They were parents to three daughters and one son. They lived on a farm near Gregory until May of 1962 when a tornado...

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Kristin Goodnight - October 1, 2017

Kristin Kay Goodnight, 59, of Melbourne, FL, died October 1, 2017. Kristin Goodnight was zealous for God, dedicated to her family, committed to her students and passionate about the performing arts. To everyone that came in contact with her, she was known as a staunch prayer warrior and unwavering in her faith. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1957, Kristin was the eldest daughter of Gordon and Ruth Hamilton of Tucson, AZ. As a senior in...

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Larry Moyer - September 14, 2017

Larry Leslie Moyer was born December 13, 1935 in Burke, South Dakota, to Walter and Jennie (Mullen) Moyer and passed away on September 14, 2017 after a long battle with COPD. Larry grew up in Lucas, South Dakota and attended country school near Lucas and graduated from Burke High School. He was confirmed into the Catholic faith at Sacred Heart Church in Burke. After high school he joined the army and served two years. He worked...

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Eula Cole - September 8, 2017

Eula Pearle (Jenkins) Cole passed away peacefully in her home at Wewela, South Dakota with family around her on Friday morning September 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She looked forward to meeting her Savior Jesus Christ and a host of friends and family who have gone on before. Eula was born on June 28, 1928 to Milton Frederick and Hattie Pearl (Wilson) Jenkins near Ulman, Missouri, the fifth of seven children. Eula...

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Melba Veren - August 25, 2017

Four score and nine years ago on November 9, 1927, Melba Grace Heller was born to Charles and Dora (Bainbridge) Heller. She would join three brothers and two sisters and later a younger brother. Melba attended East Star Valley Grade School and Ideal School. During her junior/senior years of high school, Melba lived with her grandpa Judge Louis F. Heller and was often a witness to the marriages he presided over. She was an excellent student...

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Mavis Hambek - August 23, 2017

Mavis June (Becker) Hambek was born June 26, 1927 to Rudolph and Zelma (Painter) Becker on the farm 9 miles south of Herrick, SD. She attended the Goodman school that was ¾ of a mile north of the home place. Her first grade teacher was Edna Goodman. She said the best years of grade school was her 7th and 8th grades because her teacher was her sister Opal. Mavis attended Naper High School graduating in 1944 as class valedictorian about a...

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