About Justin Petersen

Stella Smith came from Denmark to America as a WWII war bride

By Justin Petersen | March 04, 2021

Stella B. Smith, 92, of Selby, died on Friday Feb. 19, 2021, at Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Selby United Methodist Church led by Pastor Darla Hadrick. Interment followed at Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lien Funeral Home of Bowdle. Stella Blankholm Sorensen, daughter of Nora (Blankholm) […]

Esther Berg was famous in her family for her German dishes

By Justin Petersen | March 04, 2021

Funeral services for Esther Berg, 93, of Mobridge, were held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Esther passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Esther Elenora Berg was born on July 1, 1927, […]

Leon Crowley’s stories could capture a room

By Justin Petersen | February 25, 2021

Willard Leon Crowley, 72, of Mobridge, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Services are pending for later this spring. Cremation has taken place. Leon, son of Elmer and Pauline Crowley, was born on May 20, 1948, in Great Bend, Kansas. He spent his childhood growing up with his brothers and sister in Dighton, Kansas. He […]

Pearman takes third, Bearsheart fourth at Big Dakota

By Justin Petersen | February 11, 2021

Kamron Pearman and Jesse Bearsheart earned medals at the Big Dakota Conference Tournament in Fort Pierre on Saturday. Pearman took third place at 145 pounds where his only loss was to Class A’s No. 1-ranked Gabe Skustad of Chamberlain. Pearman pinned Joey Bass of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes at 1:58 in the first round. After falling 14-4 to Skustad, Pearman pinned Logan […]

Roy Ziegler had career in education

By Justin Petersen | February 11, 2021

Roy Ziegler, 91, of Mitchell, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel of Mitchell. Roy J. Ziegler was born on […]

Wanda Cadotte loved working with youth

By Justin Petersen | February 11, 2021

Wanda Marie Cadotte, 83, of Flandreau, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls. Wanda was born in Flandreau on Sept. 3, 1937, to Howard L. and Catherine (Cottier) Robertson. She grew up in Flandreau, graduating from FHS in 1955. She married Gilbert “Gib” Cadotte in Pipestone, Minnesota, on Dec. 3, 1958. Wanda worked at […]

Joyce Hamilton loved travel

By Justin Petersen | February 11, 2021

Joyce A. Hamilton passed away on Jan. 25, 2021, at her home in Sunrise Skypark, Idaho, with her husband of 25 years, Gary, at her bedside. She fought a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but in the end, the disease won. Born Joyce Perman, on April 28, 1941, in Mobridge, to Emil Sr. and Alman Perman. She was […]

Russell Peacock loved the outdoors

By Justin Petersen | February 04, 2021

Funeral services for Russell John Peacock, 67, of Bison, were held on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Bison with Rev. Florence Hoff officiating. Burial will be held at a later date under the direction of Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon. Russell was born on Aug. 21, 1953, in Pickstown to John and Thelma (Landsverk) Peacock. His […]

February 1, 2021 Monday Reminder

By Justin Petersen | February 01, 2021

Jesse James lived in Mobridge on two separate occasions

By Justin Petersen | January 28, 2021

Jesse Owen James passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, surrounded by family, on Dec. 14, 2020, near Seattle, Washington. Jesse was born in 1925 to Ellen and John F. James, who were residing on a farm northeast of Houghton. At the age of 26, he married Marilyn Frazier and they lived with his parents for a year […]