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Jon Dougherty

Aug 05, 1950 - Nov 11, 2023

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Kadoka, SD

Jon J. Dougherty, 73, of the Black Hills, SD, died November 11, 2023. He was born in Ponca, Nebraska on August 5, 1950 to John B. Dougherty and Alice M. Kniefl Dougherty. Being the youngest of 8 children, Jon was often enticed to climb trees that his older brother David would rapidly crop down returning Jon swiftly to the forest floor. He attended South Sioux City High School before joining the Air Force. In the Air Force, Jon was stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. Upon entering back i...Read More

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Ardis McCormick

Jan 06, 1931 - Feb 27, 2024

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Kadoka, SD

Ardis McCormick, age 93, a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at her home in Kadoka. Ardis Shirley Brugman was born January 6, 1931, the only daughter of Clarence and Geneva (Spaur) Brugman in Kadoka, South Dakota. She joined brothers Kenton, Loren “Pete”, and Allen, before Reese and Bruce joined the family after her. They lived east of town on a farm where she attended country school. Ardis then attended Kadoka High School and graduated with the class of 1949. After graduation she worked for a local clothing store and continued dating her high school sweetheart, Robert “Bob” McCormick. Bob was drafted in 1951 so they decided to get married in Rapid City on November 13, 1951. Bob left for Korea in February, and Ardis kept working while he was away. When Bob returned, the girls started to arrive with Marcia being born in 1955, Barbara in 1957, and Nancy in 1959, all with November birthdays. They moved to the family farm, and Ardis became a full-time stay at home Mom. When the girls were all in school, she started her years working at the Kadoka School, impacting many young people’s lives over the years. Her many interests included activities for her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, quilting, reading, and researching genealogy. Ardis created many gifts by hand which are still in use to this day. Anybody who ever saw her gardens of flowers marveled at the beauty which she shared with many over the years. In retirement, the house that her grandparents built in 1926 came up for sale, they bought it moved to town. Ardis spent many days in that house as a child with her Grandmother Amy and her wish was to finish her life right there in that house, and that’s exactly how the good Lord took her home at age 93. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Robert “Bob” McCormick, who resides in the Scotchman Living Center in Philip; three daughters: Marcia McCormick of Kadoka who has the family farm, Barbara (Jim) Petoske of Sioux Falls, and Nancy (Marv) Majerus of Buffalo, Wyoming; eight grandchildren: Lucas (Hayli) Mayfield, Lacey Mayfield, Kory (April) Petoske, Kevin (Emily) Petoske, Lori (Nick) Yunker, Amy (Jordan) Miller, Ryan (Hailey) Majerus, and Andrea (Brandon) Jackson; 15 great-grandchildren: Raegan, Hadli, and Rowan Mayfield, Reese, Alexis, Gavin, and Sam Petoske, Evalyn and Eric Miller, Cannon and Hannah Yunker, Emmett, Sam, Owen, and Noah Jackson, and one more on the way; brother Bruce Brugman of Rapid City; brother-in-law Donald McCormick of Cathedral City, California; sisters-in-law Darlene McCormick of Spearfish and Babe Brugman of Santa Ana, California; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ardis was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Geneva Brugman; brothers Kenton, Loren, Allen, and Reese Brugman; in-laws Earl and Pearl McCormick; brother-in-law Ronald McCormick; and sisters-in-law Geraldine, Yvonne, Lee, and Norma. Cards and memorials can be sent to P.O. Box 393 Kadoka, SD 57543. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024 at the Kadoka City Auditorium Annex with Pastor Jesse Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at the Kadoka Cemetery. Monday, March 4, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. Kadoka City Auditorium Annex Kadoka, South Dakota CLERGY Pastor Jesse Taylor MUSIC Lori Yunker - Vocalist "What A Wonderful World" Special Music "She's Gonna Fly" All Relatives and Friends in Attendance Kadoka Cemetery Kadoka, South Dakota

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Maurice Fite

Apr 23, 1935 - Feb 22, 2024

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Kadoka, SD

Maurice Fite was born April 23, 1935, to Aure and Roma (Searl) Fite. Maurice spent his whole life on the ranch. He loved fishing, hunting, pontooning, farming, and putting up hay. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. Maurice was a very talented person who could fix anything or build anything. Who else could take a fire escape and turn it into a slide?! He was a generous person and was always willing to help a friend or neighbor or anyone else that might need a helping hand. Survivors include his son Bryon (Tina) Fite of White Owl and daughter Vona (Todd Sieler) Fite of Wall; five grandchildren: Tracey Fite (Maurice Vocu), Casey (Arissa) Cuny, Lukus Fite, Kenda (Austin) Carroll, and Trenton (Emma Michael) Cuny; nine great-grandchildren: Tilden, Andi, Bridger, Myca, Braxton, Lynlee, Helen, Maurice, Ramona, and Nova; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Vickie on February 22, 2024; his parents; sister, Barbara Diver; an angel daughter, great-grandson and great-granddaughter who all passed away at birth. I am sure they are dancing in heaven to their favorite country song! Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Kadoka Bible Church in Kadoka with a visitation one hour prior. Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. Kadoka Bible Church Kadoka, South Dakota CLERGY Pastor Gus Craven MUSIC Mallory Bauman and Dawn Prestmo - Musicians “Amazing Grace” “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” All Family and Friends in Attendance

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Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Bryon (Tina) Fite of White Owl and Vona Fite (Todd Sieler) of Wall; brother, Robert "Bob" Fite of Kadoka; sister, Karen (Terry) Pinney of Philip; grandchildren, Tracey, Casey, Lukus, Kenda, and Trenton; great-grandchildren, Tilden, Andi, Bridger, Myca, Braxton, Lynlee, Helen, Maurice, Ramona, and Nova and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Laurence Rubottom; mother, Mytle Jacobson; adoptive father, Glen Fite; step-mother, Edna Rubottom; step-father Donald Jacobson; brother, Larry Fite; sister, Debra Rubottom at 2 weeks old; an angel daughter, grandson and granddaughter who all passed away at birth. Funeral arrangements are pending. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Scott Kennedy

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Kadoka, SD

Survivors include his wife Beth Kennedy of Philip; two sons Radley Kennedy and Tyrel Kennedy both of Philip; daughter Blayne (Kenny) Feidler of New Underwood; two grandchildren; brother Kent Kennedy of Rapid City; sister Judy Goldhammer of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Dorothy Kennedy; brother Dennis Kennedy; and brother-in-law Paul Goldhammer. Arrangements are pending. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 495 Philip, SD 57567. Arrangements are pending.

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Russell Masartis

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Kadoka, SD

Russell, as he was known by all, was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Anthony and Josephine Masartis. He attended the Pittsburgh First Primitive Methodist Church where he met his wife, Donna Lee Ceney and preached his first sermon at age 15. He attended California State College and got his divinity and education degree and became a Pastor in the Primitive Methodist Denomination. Russell and Donna married at their home church, the First Primitive Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, on September 9, 1967. At that time, Russell was a student pastor, and Donna became a Pastor’s Wife, and would learn so much about her position only as she worked alongside Russell in partnership. Russell and Donna had an inspiring ministry living in Rowles Run, PA, Wilkes barre, PA, Carnegie, PA, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), PA, Lowell, MA, Benton, WI, Mission SD, and finally Wall, SD. Together they started bible studies, Youth Groups, rogram (Growth Resulting after Discipleship and Evangelism, A fiber arts Center, a Winter Walkers Program, Hot Meal Program, and several successful and still running Food Pantries and Thrift Shops. During the 54 years as a pastor, Russell served many churches in both the Primitive Methodist and United Methodist Church Denominations as well as several years as the Director at the Tree of Life Relief Agency on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation. Russell made his first attempt to retire in 2015 but was called back to the ministry to serve as a pastor for the Wall and Wasta SD Churches and he and Donna started the Open Hearts Cancer Care ministry. Russell eventually retired July 1, 2023. Russell embraced the simpler life in the Badlands and loved spending time with his dogs and other animals. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna L. Masartis whom he lost 2 years ago. Russell was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in September 2023 and enjoyed his life with his family right to the end. Russell was a father, a grandfather a great-grandfather and was soon to be a great-great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Donnalynn James (William Deppe); his son Russell Robert Masartis (Cheri); his seven grandchildren Jamie Hoover (Jesse), Courtney Bland (Will) Brittni Hayes (Sir Crumpet) Kelsey Boeggeman (John), Riley Hayes (Michele) Keirsten Masartis and Alexandra Masartis; his eight great-grandchildren Ally Hoover, Abby Hoover, Matthew Ruffing, Anthony (AJ) Boggeman, Leila (Ladybug) Boeggeman, Liam Bland, Olivier (Ollie Bland) and Violet Bland. Russell had one great-great-grandchild on the way due in July 2024 that he affectionately called “Tator Tot”. There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date. The family asks that in Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Open Hearts Cancer Care Ministry that Russell and Donna started to reach out to South Dakota cancer patients, monthly with encouragement. Please send donations to Open Hearts Cancer Care Ministry C/O Wall United Methodist Church PO Box 313 Wall, SD 57790

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Virginia Ferguson

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Kadoka, SD

Survivors include two sons Lee Ferguson and his wife Beverly of Billings, Montana, and Gary Ferguson and his wife Vicky of Huron; and a host of other relatives and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Don on October 14, 2014; two stillborn sons Steve Allen and Jimmy Ray; her parents; and a daughter-in-law Carrie Ferguson. Funeral services are pending.

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Virginia Ferguson

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Kadoka, SD

Survivors include two sons Lee Ferguson and his wife Beverly of Billings, Montana, and Gary Ferguson and his wife Vicky of Huron; and a host of other relatives and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Don on October 14, 2014; two stillborn sons Steve Allen and Jimmy Ray; her parents; and a daughter-in-law Carrie Ferguson. Funeral services are pending.

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Charles J. Keever

Born : Jul 12, 1940

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Kadoka, SD

Charles J. Keever, better known as “Jay” by his family and friends, was born July 12, 1940 in Concord, California to Charles E. and Pauline (Collier) Keever. The family later moved to South Dakota where Jay was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. Jay joined the United States Army in 1963 and dealt with nuclear reactors. He was honorably discharged in 1965. On March 22, 1962, Jay was united in marriage to Louise “Kay” Wedean in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple lived in the Pierre area as well as Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. In 1973, they moved to Murdo, South Dakota. Jay is survived by daughter Shelly Kay Manke (William Green) of Murdo; son Jason Patrick Keever of Broadus, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; sister Ramona Hight of Buffalo, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Kay Keever on November 30, 1998; sister Donna Curry; sister-in-law Earlene Hullinger; and brothers-in-law Roy Hight and Ed Curry. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial services will be held at later date.

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Mary Parsons Slovek

Born : Nov 09, 1932

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Kadoka, SD

Mary was born on November 9, 1932 in Manderson, South Dakota to Helen and Bill Parsons. The family moved to Hardingrove where she attended grade school and then off to high school in Rapid City. Mary rode the train from Philip to Rapid City to attend school. She graduated from Philip High School and then attended Black Hills Teachers College and taught country school. Mary told many stories about enduring the terrible blizzard of 1949 during her high school years. Mary met the love of her life at a roller skating rink. The tall, handsome, dark- haired man was Frank Slovek. They were married on June 8, 1952. To this union six children were born. They bought the Dorothy and Ray Smith place and started their married life on the ranch. Mary was very involved with the ranch and her community. Mary was a sports enthusiast; baseball and bull riding were her favorites. Mary and Frank loved to travel together and went on many wonderful trips: once to Hawaii, Branson, Missouri, the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and traveled to Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, a couple of times with friends. Mary and Frank had roller skates and enjoyed skating Sunday afternoons in Philip. She even had her own snowmobile and skies. As the kids were growing up, Sunday afternoons were filled with numerous kids around loving the cinnamon rolls she would make for them. Mary was a faithful member of The Evangelical Free Church, teaching Release Time, Sunday School and Bible School. She enjoyed the many gatherings after church on Sundays. She also operated a dress shop, The Fashion Shoppe, in Philip for many years in the 70’s. Her married life was sadly shortened when Frank had a heart attack and left her a widow at 53. She continued to live on the ranch until she was 70 years old. During that time she spent many winters in Sun City, AZ. She moved to the Black Hills for a few years and then finally returned to Philip. Mary loved a good card game and going to Hill City during the Motorcycle Rally. She would sit out front of her daughter’s store looking at all the beautiful motorcycles and visiting with the bikers. Once she was even given a ride on a Harley. Her family called her the Energizer Bunny. She lived in her own home and even mowed her own yard up to the very end. On December 4, 2023 she found out she had cancer. Mary’s last big joy was Christmas surrounded by all of her family. Mary is survived by her children, Judy Walker of Custer, Carol Slovek of Philip, Julie McQuirk of Rapid City, Scott (Greg) Boehm-Slovek of Crab Orchard, TN, Paul Slovek of Philip, and Dwight (Marie) Slovek of Philip; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; sisters, Doris Berry of Philip, Leah (James) Waddell of Phoenix, AZ, brother, Bill (Connie) Parsons of Milesville; sister-in-law Joanne Parsons of Rapid City, sister-in-law Janice Parsons of Milesville; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; granddaughters, Alicia McQuirk and Chris Poper; sons-in-law Ralph McQuirk, and Larry Walker; and brothers, Dean, Boyd and Bart Parsons. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established locally. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at the American Legion Hall in Philip. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at the American Legion Hall in Philip. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip. Friday, January 19, 2024 - 5-7 p.m. American Legion Hall Philip, South Dakota Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Philip, South Dakota CLERGY Pastor Ron Stradinger Deacon Lloyd Frein Pastor Robert Brooks MUSIC Marianne Frein - Pianist Shelby Hanson - Vocalist "Amazing Grace" "My Way" Lisa Hofer - Donette Gregg USHERS Pat Fosheim - Kalvin Eisenbraun Tyler Cowing - Tayte Clark Levi Buchert - Elliot McQuirk - Casey Slovek Kash Slovek - Ryan Poper - Rory Wendt Kasey Schuelke - Jarod Soukup All Relatives and Friends in Attendance Masonic Cemetery Philip, South Dakota Established Locally

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Arvin John Hout

Born : Dec 18, 1935

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Kadoka, SD

Arvin John Hout was born December 18, 1935 in Pollock, South Dakota. He was the fifth child born to Mike and Emma Hout. After high school Arvin volunteered for the draft and served two years in the U.S. Army. He spent two years in Germany where he played basketball for the Army. In 1961 he moved to Philip, South Dakota to work with Delzer Construction. They built Highway 73 which runs south of Philip. At that time, he met the love of his life, June Keller. They were united in marriage in November of 1961 and recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. To this union they were blessed with two children: Greg Hout of Pierre and Stacy Bielmaier of Wall. The bright spot of his life was his only grandchild, Zachary Hout, of Murdo. After college Arvin accepted a position with AT&T, working in Davenport, Iowa, then transferring to Dallas, Texas where he worked until retirement in 1996. After retirement Arvin spent most of his days on the golf course, a game he loved to play, and he was quite good at it! In 2013 the Houts moved to Wall, South Dakota where “Papa” could be part of Zachary’s athletic events. Survivors include his wife June Hout of Rapid City; son Gregory Hout of Pierre; daughter Stacy Bielmaier of Wall; grandson Zachary Hout of Wall of Murdo; brother Kermit (Darlyne) Hout of St. Paul, Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Mike Hout and two in infancy; two sisters Darlene Huft and Lordena Whalen; and son-in-law Jan Bielmaier. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Wall with Pastor Chris Clark officiating. Interment with military honors will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2024 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Friday, January 19, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. Evangelical Free Church Wall, South Dakota CLERGY Pastor Chris Clark MUSIC “What a Day Will That Be” “Beyond the Sunset” “Address Change Notification” USHERS Glenn Swanson - Matt Sandal All Relatives and Friends in Attendance Friday, January 19, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis, South Dakota

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