Obituaries

Richard Klein

Richard Lewis Klein, 88, of Sheboygan Falls, WI died Jan. 9, 2020. Richard was born on May 22, 1931, in Gettysburg, SD, to V. L. (Pete) and Naomi (Spain) Klein. He was a 1948 graduate of Gettysburg High School. He served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He graduated in 1958 from Northern University in Aberdeen, […]

Alita Buechler

Alita K. Buechler, 94, of Gettysburg, SD died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Avera Gettysburg Hospital surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg with the Rev. David Otten presiding. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. A prayer service was Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the church.  Alita Katherine Buechler […]

Clifford Rusch

Clifford Clarence Rusch, 94 of Spearfish, and formerly of Seneca, SD died Jan.16, 2020. Clifford was born Jan. 3, 1926, near Onaka, SD, to Clarence and Emma (Hagenlock) Rusch.  Clifford grew up in the Seneca, SD area and graduated from Seneca High School in 1943. He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 1, 1943, during World War II […]

Padi West

Patricia (Padi) West, 62, of Gettysburg, SD died Jan. 13, 2020 at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls. A memorial luncheon will be held Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 601 N. Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD.  Padi was born Jan. 13, 1958 in San Bernardino, CA to Butch and Margaret West. Her family moved to Sioux Falls, […]

Kurt Neyhart

Kurt Neyhart, 80, of Pierre, SD, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre, SD. A visitation will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 9 at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre, SD […]

Clifford Carter

Clifford Carter, 94, of Onida, died Jan. 3, 2020 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg.  Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the United Methodist Church, Onida, with Pastor Jeff Adel presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in the Onida Cemetery. Clifford Earl Carter was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Huron, SD to Artie T. and Myrtle […]

Wendel Johnson

Wendel Johnson, 71, of Watertown, died Dec. 22, 2019 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls.  Services will be held at a later date.  Wendel Dean Johnson was born June 25, 1948 in Hoven, SD to Abner and Irene (Huber) Johnson. He attended school and graduated from Hoven in 1966.   In September of 1975, Wendel married Karla Perry. They lived in […]

Brian Hawley

Brian Robert Hawley, age 65, of Naples, Florida died Dec. 13, 2019. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 and graduated from GHS in Gettysburg, SD in 1972.   He and his wife of nearly 35 years, Dianna (Mofford) managed the restaurant Alexander’s in Naples.  He is survived by his wife, sons Michael of Boston,  Bryan (Willow) of Plymouth, Mass., daughter […]

Bernice Nelson

Bernice Teresa Nelson, age 86, of Sioux Falls, SD died on Dec. 23, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD. She was born March 21, 1933 in Polo, SD to William and Francis Froning.  After graduating from St. Liborious, she moved to California and worked for Oakland Tribune then moved to Minnesota and worked for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune. In 1954, […]

Kenneth C. McClain

Kenneth C. McClain, 87 of Gettysburg died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg.  Private family services will be held.  Kenneth Craft McClain was born June 20, 1932 in Indiana, PA to Clarence W. and Virginia (Craft) McClain. He worked as a plumber and pipe fitter his entire working career, retiring in July of 1994.  Kenneth married […]


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