Obituaries 6-18-15

Jolene Villa

Jolene Grace (Peltier) Villa, age 41, of Rapid City, SD, passed away on June 11, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Jolene was born March 24, 1974 in Devils Lake, ND, to Linda (Lincoln) and Joseph Peltier and was a member of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. She was raised by her foster parents, Walt and Judy Wilson of Piedmont, SD. Jolene lived in many places and made many many (and we mean many) friends. She married Bonifacio “Boni” Villa on December 6, 2013.
Jolene enjoyed life to the fullest. She never met a stranger; everyone was a friend or a person she could help. Her generosity was boundless – and her work as a server or waitress gave her great joy to chat with people and make new friends. Jolene liked a clean car and a cleaner house; she never met a vacuum or broom she didn’t want to use. She enjoyed walking her dog, Miah May; hiking, camping and fishing with her husband, Boni; and being Auntie Jo-Jo to her nieces and nephews, especially Julio, Zachary, Delmar and Shania Peltier and Antonio Coronado all of Rapid City, SD.
Survivors include her husband: Boni of Rapid City; her step-daughter: Emiliea; her sisters: Michelle Thomas of Phoenix, AZ; Angela (Mario) Rodriguez Davila of Rapid City; Sonya Peltier (Andrew Perez) of Phoenix, AZ; and Heidi Peltier of Rapid City; aunts and uncles in North Dakota including Auntie Camilla Smith of Devils Lake, ND; numerous nieces and nephews; foster parents: Walt and Judy Wilson of Piedmont, SD; foster brothers and sisters: Dan (Joan) Wilson of Piedmont, SD; Kerry (Bob) Beyer of Hermosa, SD; Reeny Wilson of Rapid City, SD; Doug (Kelli) Wilson of Piedmont; and Lorna. She was preceded in death by her parents, Linda and Joseph; a brother, Joel and her baby son, Michael.
Mass of Christian Burial was held June 16, at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs, with Fr. Kerry Prendiville as celebrant. Interment will followed at the Evergreen Cemetery. Written condolences can be made at Jolene’s Facebook page or at

Kenneth Schneider

Kenneth Eugene ‘Ken’ Schneider, age 86, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away June 4, 2015, at the Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs, SD.
Ken was born July 22, 1928, in Burt, IA, to Alvin and Thea (Lovestad) Schneider. He proudly served in the United States Army. Ken has no known survivors.
Committal services were held June 17, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD, with Loyd Nielson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Sturgis Honor Guards.

Raymond Eide

Raymond Gilmore “Ray” Eide, age 69, of Custer, SD, passed away on June 2, 2015, at the Custer Regional Hospital in Custer, SD.
Ray was born in Hot Springs, SD, on October 26, 1945, to Richard and Hazel (Babcock) Eide. Ray lived in Custer his entire life, graduating from high school in 1963, and the Black Hills State Collage after returning home from Viet Nam. Ray served in the United States Army from 1966, until his honorable discharge in 1968. He married Mary Jean Muehl on June 8, 1973; they had two children, Cable Eide and Leanne (Scottie) Schramm. They have three grandchildren, Sawyer Zeb, Taylee Josaphine, and Brantley Ray Schramm.
He had a real passion for life. His unique sense of humor and amazing people skills kept him always on the go. He loved family and friends, rock climbing, agate hunting, carving in wood and stone, riding his motorcycle, giving guided tours, storytelling both orally and through his writing, and “his” Black Hills. He enjoyed being involved in foster care and loved all the children that came into his home, as his own. A frequent comment was, “It’s another beautiful day in the Black Hills”. He will be remembered by many as the guy at the window in the Post Office who would sell you a thirty-three cent stamp or give you a special price of ninety-nine cents for three.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Eide; son, Cable Eide; daughter, LeAnne (Scotti) Schramm; grandchildren, Sawyer, Taylee, Brantley; brother, Don (Martha); brothers-in law, Jack (Marlene)Muehl and Larry Muehl; his nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grandnephews and cousins will remember him as a very special, kind, funny, loving man. He was preceded in death by Grandpa, GT Eide; Grandma, Lillie Dell Babcock; his parents; brothers-in law, Paul, Jim, and Jerry Muehl; and sister-in-law, Loretta Muehl.
Funeral services were held June 9 at the Living Outreach Church Land, in the beautiful Black Hills that Raymond loved so dearly, with Pastor Joel Ziolkowski officiating. Interment followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Ray’s name to benefit Al-Anon.

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