Robert A. “Bob” Coates

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May 7, 1937 - January 2, 2020 

Robert A. “Bob” Coates passed away in his Piedmont, S.D., home January 2, 2020.

Bob was born May 7, 1937, in Hot Springs, to W. Allan Coates and Leota (Clement) Coates. Bob grew up in Edgemont, where he...

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Forest D. Hall

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July 5, 1936 - June 13, 2020

Forest D. Hall, 83, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away June 13, 2020, at his residence in Hot Springs. 

Forest was born July 5, 1936, in Hot Springs, to Clarence Frances and Verona (Jordan) Hall. Forest...

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William R. “Buzz” Waxler

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June 25, 2020

William R. “Buzz” Waxler, 85, died on June 25, 2020 in Hot Springs, S.D., after long years of dementia. “Buzz” is a family name, given to a little boy who was too busy to stop for lunch. Buzz spent his childhood years in...

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Bonnie Jo Hoy Cohee

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October 16, 1935 - June 22, 2020

A beautiful smile, a kind and gentle spirit, and a sweet genuine love for others is how many would describe Bonnie Jo Hoy Cohee. After a two-month battle with stage IV gallbladder cancer, Bonnie listened to...

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Gary R. Wertheim

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July 14, 1954 - June 1, 2020

Gary R. Wertheim, 65, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Fort Meade VA Hospice in Sturgis, S.D.

He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 14, 1954 to Martin and Marion (Glazier) Wertheim.  


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Ella Grace VanOosting

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August 26, 1934 - June 23, 2020 

Ella Grace VanOosting, 85, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away June 23, 2020, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs.

Ella was born August 26, 1934, in Newcastle, Calif., to Ernest and Mary (Miller)...

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Charles (Jay) McClure

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September 28, 1936 - May 25, 2020 

Jay McClure, 83, of Ft. Mohave, Ariz, passed away at his home on May 25, 2020. He fought a long hard battle with leukemia.

Jay was born and raised in Hot Springs and joined the Air Force in 1956...

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Rocky L Jensen

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August 2, 1952 - June 12, 2020 

Rocky L Jensen, “THE ROCK”, was born August 2, 1952, in Great Falls, Mont. to Gibby and Jean Gilbert, joining sister Sidney Jean. In 1965, he moved with his mom, step dad, and sister to Salinas Cali...

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Lloyd O. Warner

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July 25, 1937 - June 11, 2020 

Lloyd O. Warner, 82 of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away on June 11, 2020. 

Lloyd was born in Alliance Neb., to Boyd and Helen Warner on July 25, 1937. After graduating high school in Hot Springs, he...

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Andray ‘Dre’ Johnson

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October 7, 1968 - May 26, 2020 

Andray Johnson, AKA Dre, a long time resident of Rapid City, S.D., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the age of 51, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.

Andray was born on October...

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Carol A. Brees

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May 27, 2020 

Carol A. Brees, 72, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away May 27, 2020 at her home in Hot Springs after a long battle with COPD and 4 year battle with cancer.

Carol was the daughter of Alvin and Elphrieta Krause.


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Marclef James Zimiga Sr.

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May 29, 1937 - May 30, 2020

Marclef James Zimiga Sr., 83, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed to the Spirit World on May 30, 2020, at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Marclef James Zimiga Sr., (known to many as Mark or Sonny) was born...

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Allen Roy Zoellick

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May 18, 1956 - May 25, 2020 

Allen Roy Zoellick, 64, of Buffalo Gap, S.D., passed away May 25, 2020, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Allen was born May 18, 1956, in Spring Grove, Illinois, to Herman and...

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Dora ‘Louise’ Gray

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February 16, 1936 - May 28, 2020 

Dora ‘Louise’ Gray, 84, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away May 28, 2020, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Louise was born February 16, 1936, in Mississippi, to Percy C. and...

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William H. Curley

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May 23, 2020

William H. Curley passed away May 23, 2020, at home in Vale, S.D.

A Christian Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs. Military Honors by the...

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