Faron Franke 60

Faron Ralph Franke, 60, of Belle Fourche died March 20, 2024 at Monument Health Spearfish Hospital. Faron was born July 11, 1963 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Armand and Norine Franke, joining two older sisters, Delphine and Dallerie. He graduated from Belle Fourche High School with the class of 1981. He enlisted in the […]

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Mary Ellen Swanson 76

Mary Ellen Swanson, 76, of Rapid City passed away Sunday, April 7th peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones after a brief battle with cancer. Born February 24, 1948, to Oliver “Liddy” and Lillian (Nonnast) Ainsworth, Mary and her four sisters were raised by their mother in Belle Fourche. Mary Ellen married the love […]

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Richard Sowers 28

Richard Alexander Benoist Sowers was born June 11, 1995 to Sam and Celeste Benoist in Boulder, Colorado. He was adopted at nearly 5 years of age with his brother Cory by Clark and Cathy Sowers April 27, 2000. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Catholic Church February 10, 2001 with Michael and Sheri Penning as […]

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Blanche Sands 92

Blanche Sands, age 92 of Spearfish and formerly Lemmon, died Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Belle Estate in Belle Fourche. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish.  There was no visitation.  Arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  […]

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Reba Knuckles 68

Reba Ann (Hayes) Knuckles was called to heaven on March 26, 2024 after several years of battling dementia. She was born in Denver, Colorado on April 2, 1956, the daughter of Milton Donald and Arlene Rae Francis (Meyers), of Belle Fourche. Reba grew up and attended school in the Denver area before moving to the […]

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Colleen Hacanson 73

Colleen Hacanson, age 73 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday, March 24, 2024 at the Hospice House in Rapid City, with her loving family by her side. Colleen’s life will be celebrated in the summer.  Arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Friends may leave written condolences online at: www.LeveringtonFH.com […]

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Daryl Dean Strong 84

Daryl Dean Strong of Spearfish, SD passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at his winter home in Gold Canyon, AZ, surrounded by his family. Dean was born in New Underwood, SD, on September 16, 1939, to Robert and Jessie (Cress) Strong.  He attended rural Meade County Schools and Sturgis High School.  In 1959 he […]

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Annita Persche 85-Obit

Annita Persche, age 85 of Belle Fourche, died Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Rolling Hills Heath Care Center in Belle Fourche. A Celebration of Life Service took place Monday, April 8, 2024 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Inurnment was at Pine Slope Cemetery.  Friends may leave written condolences […]

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Edna May Seieroe, 91

Edna May Seieroe, 91, of Spearfish, South Dakota went home to Jesus on Sunday March 10, 2024. Born September 15, 1932 in Nisland, South Dakota Edna was the third of six children of Dave and Katie Weimer, German Russian immigrants, who moved around the Nisland and Vale as sharecroppers. She went to Nisland School enjoyed […]

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Marlene Albertson 77

Marlene Albertson, 77 passed away March 9th, 2024 at the Hospice House in Rapid City, surrounded by her family. Marlene was born to Bob and Mavis Symonds in Sturgis on October 22nd of 1946. She earned her G.E.D. in Sturgis in 1965. Marlene retired from Fort Meade in Sturgis as a ward clerk. She loved […]

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