Durwood Harland Swimmer

  • Category: Obituaries


March 14, 1938 - June 18, 2023

A memorial service will be held in Hot Springs for Durwood Harland Swimmer on Saturday, August 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the gazebo behind the Brookside Apartments. Everyone is welcome.

Durwood was a longtime...

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Claude Davis Smith

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February 15, 1942 - August 10, 2023

Claude Davis Smith, 81, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at Monument Health Home+ Hospice House. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in...

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Sue E. Miller

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October 2, 1939 - August 3, 2023

Sue E. Miller, 83, beloved mother and grandmother of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away August 3, 2023 at Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs.

Sue was born October 2, 1939, in Los Angeles, Cali., to...

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Norman Lloyd Pudwill

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August 13, 1928 - August 3, 2023

Norman Lloyd Pudwill was born on August 13, 1928, to John and Amelia (Guthmiller) Pudwill in Avon, S.D. He was the 13th of 14 children and was raised on a farm near Avon and moved to Avon as a teenager.

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Rose Marie (Benson) Peters

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November 12, 1935 - July 30, 2023

Rose Marie (Benson) Peters was born to Dallas Carl Benson and Eva Amanda (Ewing) Benson on November 12, 1935.  She joined two sisters, Betty Lou and Carol and gained two brothers, Leroy Dallas and Dick...

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Alvin Eugene Harris

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October 7, 1947 - July 26, 2023

Alvin Eugene Harris was born October 7, 1947, in Rushville, Neb., and died July 26, 2023, in Hot Springs, S.D. 

Alvin married Dayle Harper on October 14, 1967. He served in the US Army and was a Vietnam...

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Sidney J. Phelps

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March 27, 1931 - July 26, 2023 

Sidney J. Phelps, 92, of Spearfish, S.D., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2023, at Monument Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

He was born to William and Anna Phelps on March 27, 1931, in Hot...

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Shane A. Van Cleave

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July 15, 1996 - July 30, 2023  

Shane A. Van Cleave, 27, of Oelrichs, S.D., tragically passed away on July 30, 2023, in Oelrichs. Shane was born on July 15, 1996, to Sam and Kelly Van Cleave. He was the most perfect, beautiful baby...

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Verta Mary Krcil

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July 11, 1933 - July 20, 2023

Verta Mary Krcil, 90, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away July 20, 2023, at Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs.

Verta was born July 11, 1933, in Pine Ridge, S.D. to Charles and Addie (Taggart) Elger. She...

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Kathleen Marie Meyer

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August 29, 1955 - July 14, 2023 

Kathleen Marie Meyer, 67, was born on August 29, 1955 in Igloo, S.D. to the late Gertrude (Bobbie) & Ephraim Brafford. Kathy made her journey to the Spirit World on July 14, 2023 at the Monument...

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Orrine Marie Cerveny Sisley

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September 2, 1924 - April 13, 2023

Orrine Marie Sisley, 98, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2023, at the Episcopal Homes in St. Paul, Minn. 

Marie was born in Mission, S.D., the oldest of eight children of Wesley and Marguerite...

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Robert Polcyn, MD

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April 3, 1936 - July 16, 2023 

Robert Polcyn, MD, 87, of Hot Springs, S.D., died peacefully on July 16, 2023 at his home surrounded by family. He was born April 3, 1936 in Chicago the son of Eugene and Julia (Czarnowski) Polcyn.


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Orvel “Butch” Robert Curns

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June 26, 1943 - July 4, 2023

Orvel R. Curns, 80, passed away July 4, 2023, in Surprise, Ariz., at Simple Living Assisted Care after a lengthy illness. He was born on June 26, 1943 in Ainsworth, Neb., to Orvel and Doris Jane (Snyder)...

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Robert Harold Corkle

  • Category: Obituaries


November 1, 1927 - July 16, 2023  

Robert Corkle, 95, of Rapid City, S.D. died at the Hospice House of the Hills on July 16, 2023.

Robert Harold Corkle was born on November 1, 1927 to Robert and Violet (Brown) Corkle. He graduated...

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Jack Sands Proctor

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January 3, 1943 - July 13, 2023

Jack Sands Proctor was born January 3, 1943 in Sheridan Wyoming to Albert Leon Proctor and Myrtle May (Graham) Proctor. 

Jack attended grade school in country schools on Inya Kara Creek. He went to high school...

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