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James Bolton - May 22, 2015

James Eugene Bolton was born March 31, 1924, at his grandmother's house on a farm near Hamill, SD to Clover (Milton) and Louis Bolton. Jim was the oldest son in the family and his brother, Donald, is the youngest. They had older twin sisters who died shortly after birth. Jim attended Winner High School where he graduated on May 20, 1943. On June 2 of that year, he entered active service in the United States Army. He served as a gunner at...

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Leo Frances Brown - May 12, 2015

Leo Frances Brown was a small surprise that excited everyone. We were very much anticipating the arrival of our new bundle of joy. Very unexpectedly and half way to the due date, an angel called him home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Pierre, SD. He was a blessing to his mommy and daddy. They enjoyed every movement that he made, the sound of his heartbeat, and making plans for the day they could take him home. Awaiting him in Heaven are his...

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Caroline Vedral - May 11, 2015

Caroline Katherine (Hansen) Vedral was born the ninth of ten children to Katherine Mary (Guelig) and Hans Christian Hansen on January 28, 1929 in Dallas, SD. She attended grade school and high school in Dallas, completing the 11th Grade. Caroline dearly loved learning, reading and school in general. She was good at track, "even though I was short" and excelled in sprints. Her father died when she was only four years old and her mom raised...

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Robert Travnicek - May 3, 2015

Robert Charles Travnicek was born September 10, 1928 to Joseph and Frances (Rubin) Travnicek in a rock house near Tyndall, SD. He was raised on a farm and enjoyed high school football. He graduated from Tyndall High School in 1946. Robert continued his education at Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, SD and played football for the college team. He taught school in the Tyndall area during which time he married Betty Ruth Addy...

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Kenneth Drey - April 14, 2015

Kenneth Ivan Drey was born January 15, 1927, on a farm northeast of Gregory, SD, to Benjamin and Anne Helen (Miller) Drey. He welcomed two younger sisters, Edith Mae and Beverly, into the family. He passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Ken attended country grade school and graduated from Gregory High School in 1945. He lived in Gregory for most of his life. The last year of his life...

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Earl Boxa - April 13, 2015

Earl Glen Boxa was born February 17, 1929 to Yaroslav (Jerry) and Anna (Konop) Boxa in the family home in Gregory, South Dakota. He was the sixth of seven children. The family lived on several farms/homefronts within the Gregory area notably the Ring place (1/2 mile from the Gregory Buttes) and the Swanburg place two miles NE of Gregory. Earl helped his dad and mother in all capacities as carpenter or doctoring horses and working the farm. ...

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Deward Dostal - April 6, 2015

Deward (Dewey) Lee Dostal was born May 14, 1927 to Gus and Olga (Lapour) Dostal at Dallas, South Dakota. He was the eldest of two children born to Gus and Olga. Deward and his younger brother, Laverne Kenneth (Mush), grew up on the family ranch near the old Carlock townsite. Deward started his school career at the old country school south of Carlock, and finished high school in Gregory. He took one year off during high school to help...

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Orlon Higgins - April 5, 2015

Orlon James Higgins was born to James and Zoe Higgins on November 7, 1932 in Stuart, Nebraska. He grew up on a ranch near Brocksburg, Nebraska, where he attended grade school. In 1950, he graduated from Keya Paha County High School in Springview, Nebraska. He married Shirley Ann Kramer on January 16, 1954 at the Sacred Heart Church in Naper, Nebraska. To this union two daughters were born: Marcia Ann and Monica Lynn. Orlon kept very busy...

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