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Robert Bruce Hale of Las Vegas, NV, passed away the evening of Dec. 25, 2013, at Desert Springs Hospital.
Bob was born on Dec. 12, 1941, in Sturgis, SD, to James and Mildred Hale. Bob was raised in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1959. After attending college at BHSU, he joined the Air Force in 1965. During his military career he became a distinguished aviator while serving his country both overseas during the Vietnam War and state side. Bob received numerous awards and medals during his military service which included Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and also the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. While stationed in Germany, Bob met Janet Sue Baikie who became his wife in 1969. After retiring from the Air Force in 1987, Bob moved with his family to Las Vegas, NV, where he spent the next 20 years continuing his aviation career with EG&G Special Projects.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Bob is survived by his wife, Janet Hale, Las Vegas, NV; son, James Ward Hale of Omaha, NE; a daughter, Julie Ann Hale of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Norman Hale of Sturgis; and a sister, Donna Meeker (Nyle) of Sioux Falls. He is also survived by three grandchildren, James D. Hale, Robert E. Hale, and Jack T. Hale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Bonny Lou Jordan, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on the ranch near Sturgis, SD on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Bonny Lou was born November 29, 1932 to Fay and Charline (Aagard) Strong. She was raised in Union Center on the family ranch with her younger brother Wallace. She attended grade school at Union Center and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1950.
She married Ross Jordan on May 22, 1955. They made their home on the Jordan Family Ranch in Pleasant Valley. Ross and Bonny Lou were blessed with two children, Rick and Judy. Bonny Lou dedicated her life to her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wonderful friend to many.
Bonny Lou is survived by her husband Ross, son Rick (Chris), daughter Judy (Al) Parsons, grandson Dustin (Erin) and their children Isaac, Chrisie, Kaisie, Haleigh and Aiden, granddaughter Shannon (Kyle) Brown, sister-in-law Pearl Strong and niece Jone (Travis) Enright and their daughters Brooke, Bailey, and Brandi, and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and one nephew.
A viewing is scheduled at Kinkade Funeral Chapel Sunday, January 5 from 4 pm to 9 pm. The family will be present from 6 pm to 8 pm. The funeral will be Monday, January 6 at 2:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Harold Delbridge and Pastor Henrique Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to Sturgis Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility and the SD Human Services Center Geriatric Care Facility.
The family extends an invitation to join them at the church to share lunch, memories, and fellowship following the burial.
Lori Jo Cooper Natchke died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the University Of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. Lori was born December 6, 1969 at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota. She attended school in both Whitewood and Sturgis and graduated in 1989 from Brown High School in Sturgis, South Dakota. She moved to Denver, Colorado to work in 1989, where she was employed in the accounting field.
Lori met her best friend and soul mate, Neil, while they were attending first grade and Neil would pull her pigtails. They were married on June 20, 1998 at the Community Hall in Whitewood, South Dakota and made their home in Denver, Colorado.
Lori was an extremely accomplished quilter. She made individualized quilts for infants, newlyweds, friends and family members. To get one of her quilts was a special treat indeed! She loved attending dirt stock car races and Neil and Lori spent many summer weekends running from track to track across several states.
She had a special fondness for Estes Park, Colorado. She spent fall weekends searching for elk and moose. She had no fear and was thrilled to find herself within a few feet of bull elk on several occasions. In keeping with her love of nature, she kept her yard full of roses and decorated their home with birds, particularly hummingbirds.
With no children of her own, Lori spoiled her many nieces and nephews. In addition to giving them gifts, she gave of herself in time. She was their best friend and confidant. Family was very important to Lori. With genealogy as a hobby, many trips were made to search out past relatives. One of her favorites was finding that the Knoxville race track had a butt load of information about her uncle Jim Matthews. Lori also indulged in collecting Snoopy items, and dedicated an entire bedroom as the Snoopy room.
Lori is survived by her husband of 15 years, Neil Natchke; her parents, Kenneth and Sharon Cooper, Sturgis, SD; her sister, Shawn Hufstutler, Rapid City, SD; her brother, Ken Cooper, Sturgis, SD; paternal grandparents, John and Louise Cooper, Whitewood, SD; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Edith Hanten.
Memorial Services will be held at 10AM Friday, January 3, 2014, in the Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Skip Smith presiding.