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DORIS JEAN KENNEDY WEISCHEDEL May 7, 1928–Oct. 6, 2021 Our funny, lovely, beautiful, and forever sacrificing mother, Doris Jean Kennedy Weischedel, age 93, of Gettysburg, S.D., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at the Avera Oahe Manor after a long and arduous battle with Alzheimer’...
DENNIS KEITH ROEBER Aug. 10, 1947–Oct. 1, 2021 Dennis Keith Roeber, 74, of Lutz, Fla., passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Visitation, with family present, was 5–7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield, S.D. A prayer service and time of sharing was at 7 p.m. His...
BILL R. PEDERSEN March 9, 1953–Sept. 27, 2021 Bill R. Pedersen, 68, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo.  He was born on March 9, 1953, to John and Meredith (Kirkman) Pedersen in Ainsworth, Neb. Bill grew up with his two brothers, Jim and...
DUWAYNE A. McGEE Oct. 2, 1935–Oct. 7, 2021 DuWayne A. McGee, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo. DuWayne was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Edgemont, S.D., to Harry and Hazel (Street) McGee. Three days after he was born, he was taken to the ranch...
KAREN LEE KRAUSE Dec. 17, 1941–Sept. 27, 2021 Karen Lee Krause, age 79, passed away peacefully and pain free on Sept. 27, 2021.  She was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Sheboygan, Wisc., to her parents, Gilman and Gertrude Ulrickson. The family left Sheboygan not long after she was born and returned to...
JIMMIE ALLEN DOWDY Sept. 19, 1933–Sept. 24, 2021 Jim (Jimmie Allen) Dowdy passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 24, 2021. He was born Sept. 19, 1933, to William and Ada (Van Orsdal) Dowdy in Fort Lupton, Colo. Jim was the 11th of 12 children, and the last to be called...
DALE DeWAYNE (SOLAAS) WOOD June 20, 1959–Aug. 22, 2021 Dale DeWayne (Solaas) Wood was born on June 20, 1959, and left us peacefully Aug. 22, 2021.  He was born in Newcastle, Wyo., and grew up in the community of Osage. Over the years he ventured to many places throughout the country before...
WILLIAM ‘BUTCH’ DARREL TOWNSEND III Oct. 1, 1938–Aug. 26, 2021 William “Butch” Darrel Townsend III of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Aug. 26, 2021, at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. William was born in Newcastle Oct. 1, 1938, to Bill and Katherine Townsend. He was the third of five...
JOHN EDWARD STRONG April 30, 1962–Sept. 5, 2021 On Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, John Edward Strong, loving husband and father, passed away in Upton, Wyo., at the age of 59.  John was born April 30, 1962, to George and Alice Strong. He was the youngest of 10 children. John graduated from Upton Hight...
LARRY CLYDE March 30, 1941–Aug. 17, 2021 Larry Clyde, aged 80, passed away on Aug. 17, 2021. Larry was born to Albert Clyde and Vivian Christensen Clyde on March 30, 1941. He was one of seven children, six brothers and one sister. In 1966 he joined the Army and went to Vietnam!  After he came home...

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