Obituaries 1-26-17

Douglas Schmitz

Sadly our beloved son, brother, uncle, great uncle, nephew and friend, Douglas Charles Schmitz, had his hunting and fishing seasons cut tragically short on January 17, 2017. Doug was born March 21, 1958, to Dennis C. Schmitz and Regina D. Schmitz (Warnke) in Kirkland, WA.
He spent his early years growing up in Gregory, SD. His family made the much loved move to Custer, in the beautiful Black Hills, in 1970. He attended school in Custer & graduated in 1976. After a short foray to the west coast, Doug began his lifelong career with BNSF. His co-workers were his second family. His love of everything outdoors is known far & wide. A was a big man with a bigger heart, never afraid of a challenge. Our hearts are broken, but are better for knowing him. He will be sorely missed, until we meet our eternal reward in heaven.
Douglas is survived by loving parents, Dennis & Regina Schmitz; sister, Nancy (Michael) Goodwin; two nieces, Jennifer Graf (Dustin) and Michelle Fischer (Cory); great niece, Hailee Graf and great nephews, Logan & Lane Graf; Tyler & Jackson Trant & Lincoln Fischer; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, his work family and friends.
Doug is preceded in death by his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wake services were held at 7 p.m., on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Custer.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., on Monday, January 23, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Custer.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer. Written condolences can be made at
Dwayne Scott

Dwayne Dennis Scott, 61, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service followed at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 with a 7 p.m. Rosary and Wake Service. Mount Funeral Home of Kimball is assisting with arrangements.
Dwayne Dennis Scott was born on August 22, 1955 to Ernest J. and Elsie (Holoubek) Scott in Mitchell, SD. He graduated from Kimball High School in 1973 and began what would be a 42 year career in the grocery business. He had worked in Kimball at the grocery store and as a meat cutter for Lee Engel and Bob Folan and was most recently employed by Art and Martha Winsky at A & M Market until his retirement. On October 11, 1986 Dwayne was united in marriage to Edna “Jeanne” McKnight at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball where he was a member.
Dwayne was a past member of the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Elks Lodge of Chamberlain, SD and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, pheasant hunting and going out for a drive. He was an avid sports fan – following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and attending sporting events for his boys, nieces and nephews. Dwayne was known for his big heart and the 4th of July won’t be the same without his famous ribs.
Grateful for having shared in Dwayne’s life: his wife of over 30 years, Jeanne Scott of Kimball, SD; two sons: Patrick (Ashley) Scott and Adam Scott, both of Mitchell, SD; a granddaughter, Ryleigh Foster; six siblings: Marie Scott of Kimball, SD, Ernest W. (Marly) Scott of Mitchell, SD, Frank J. (Deb) Scott of Kimball, SD, Donald J. (Lauree) Scott of Gillette, WY, Debra (Dave) Spinar of Brandon, SD and Delores “DeeDee” (Ted) LaFleur of Madison, SD; mother and father-in-law, John (Shirley) McKnight; in-laws: Rita (Warren) Neff, Rev. John (Cheryl) McKnight, LaDonna McKnight, Brett Jarman and Vonda Jarman; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest J. and Elsie Scott; a sister and brother-in-law, Diann and Mike Simon; and a great nephew, Derek McManigal.
Memorials in Dwayne’s honor may be directed to: American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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Edith Romey

Edith (Hop) Marie Romey passed away at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, NE on January 22, 2017, at the age of 83.
Edith Romey was born on February 11, 1933, in Hot Springs, SD to Rupert and Veronica (Martin) Osmotherly. She grew up on a ranch south of Hot Springs and attended the Maitland School grades 1-8 and graduated from High School in Hot Springs.
Oliver and Edith were married in Hot Springs on December 6, 1951. To this union 5 children were born: Marilyn (Greg) Dueker of Gering, NE; Jeanette (Howard) Heinert of Parmelee, SD; John (Tracy) Romey of Oelrichs, SD; Susan (Bob) Laughlin of Rapid City, SD; Nadine (Dave Henderson) Horner of Miles City, MT; her grandchildren, Diana Stokey, Neal Dueker, Toby Heinert, Chris Heinert, Beau Heinert, Calvin Romey, Cole Romey, Jocelyn Romey, Jacyne Romey, Robert Laughlin, Priscilla Laughlin, Melissa Klunder, Justin Shelstead, Michelle Shelstead, Kathy Shelstead; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is survived by her two brothers, Jim (Sandy) Osmotherly of Oelrichs, SD and Bill (Ethel) Osmotherly of Crawford, NE.
Edith was involved in 4-H for 35 years as a leader, she taught a lot of children how to sew and bake. She was an avid blood donor, she loved to play Bunco, Cribbage and Pitch. Edith enjoyed her bucket calves, calving, gardening, riding horseback and 4-wheeler. In 2005, she was diagnosed with Dementia.
Edith is preceded in death by her parents, Rupert and Veronica Osmotherly; husband, Oliver Romey; son, John Romey; and grandson, Jason Laughlin.
A visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2017, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.
Memorials can be made to the Oelrichs Ambulance Fund.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral Home Hot Springs. Written condolences may be made at

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