Obituaries

Elwyn “Buck” Birdsall

Nov. 5, 1964 - March 22, 2021

Elwyn “Buck” Birdsall, 56, of Onida, SD died at his home surrounded by family on Monday, March 22, 2021 following a short battle with cancer.  A funeral service was held March 27 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onida with burial at the Onida City Cemetery.  Elwyn was born on Nov. 5, 1964 at the Onida Hospital to Harold […]

William “Bill” Eliason

June 9, 1923 - March 30, 2021

William “Bill” Eliason, 97, of Gettysburg, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg.  A celebration of Bill’s life was held Tuesday, April 6, at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg, with Pastor Jeff Adel presiding. Burial was held Wednesday, April 7, at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, with full military honors.  William Edward Eliason was born June 9, […]

Elwyn Birdsall

Elwyn “Buck” Birdsall, 56, of Onida, SD died at home on March 22 following a short battle with cancer.  Elwyn was born on Nov. 5, 1964 at the Onida Hospital to Harold (Buck) and Nada (Schultz) Birdsall.   He married Maradee Eliason on July 26, 1986. Elwyn worked at K&K Implement, Sheehan’s, Onida Feeders and Harvest States.  More recently he […]

Terry Lee Clark

Terry Lee Clark, 68, of Norman, OK, died March 5, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at the Gettysburg Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Terry Clark, originally of Gettysburg, her mother Doreen Bistis of Duluth, MN, her four children Jenny (David), Christina (JJ), Andrea (Kyle), and Matthew (Ashlie), siblings Pete, James, […]

Judy Bown Franklin

Judith Ann Bown was born June 8. 1942 in Bemidji, MN to John and Bernadette McGilvrey Bown. She attended grade school in Bemidji and later on in Gettysburg, SD. In her eighth grade year she moved to Mountain View, CA to live with her mother, where she completed her high school edu- cation at Mountain View High. She was a […]

Frances Sprague

Frances Mathilda Hoffman Sprague was born on March 28, 1934 and died Nov. 2, 2020. She was born to Frank and Josephine Hoffman and raised in Lebanon, SD where she graduated from high school. She married Robert C. Sprague in 1958. They raised their family in Gettysburg, SD, Anchorage, AK and then to Huron after the devastating earthquake of 1964 […]

Pauline “Peggy” Mae Permann

June 17, 1932 - March 1, 2021

Pauline “Peggy” Mae (Hockesson) Permann, 88, died March 1, 2021 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD. Peggy was born in Hoven, SD on June 17, 1932 to Tellof and Buella (Thompson) Hockesson. She attended school in Gettysburg, SD and one year at NSTC in Aberdeen, SD. She married Harold H. Permann on Oct. 25, 1953. Peggy […]

Neal Rausch

Aug. 11, 1926 - Feb. 22, 2021

Neal Rausch of Gettysburg, South Dakota died Feb. 22, 2021 when he left this earth peacefully and suddenly at the age of 94.  Neal was born the son of George Rausch and Emma Steinkamp Rausch on Aug. 11, 1926 on the Rausch family farm, SW of Gettysburg, SD in Artichoke Township, Potter County. He attended Rausch Country School, Agar High […]

James Wesley Bevers

Dec. 3, 1947 - March 1, 2021

James Bevers, 73, of Miller, SD died Monday, March 1, 2021 at Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN after a three-year battle with valvular heart disease, endocarditis, and lung cancer. Funeral service was held Monday, March 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Miller, with the Rev. Nancy Eckels and the Rev. Brian Jones officiating.  Burial followed at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.  […]

Randy Rae Tobin

March 23, 1951 - Feb. 24, 2021

Randy Rae Tobin, age 69, of Kempner, Texas died Feb. 24, 2021. He was born March 23, 1951 in Gettysburg, SD to parents Leland DeVere and Dorathy Tobin.  He graduated from GHS in 1969.  Randy served honorably for 21 years in the United States Army until his retirement in 1990. He was an armor crewman and worked on tanks and […]


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