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Records Thursday, November 5, 1998 Rapid City Journal Today's obituaries Margaret Thompson, 94 Custer Rollie W. Pettit, 77 Layton, Utah M. Cecelia Starr, 95 Hot Springs Dorothy Ohlsen, 72 Rapid City Carl A. Johnson, 91 Spearfish Pam Orcutt, 38 Devils Tower Marion Van Dusseldorp, 73 Platte Marie Slater, 77 Kadoka Quannah William Peters, infant. Pine Ridge Gilbert A.

Glaser, 86 Rapid City Gladys B. Francis, 74 Rapid City Kathleen Prestjohn, 80 Hot Springs Margaret Thompson CUSTER Margaret Thompson, 94, Custer, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Custer. Margaret was born on Dec. 3, 1903, in Sparta, Wis.

Margaret married Dorothy Ohlsen Wilbur W. Gladys Thompson on ated in Nov. 28, 1923, in Timber Lake, and six children were born to the union. They lived in Hill City, Port Orchard, and Custer. Margaret (Brooks) Welsh.

She gradu1944 from Arlington High School. She met her husband, Bernard, in 1945, while she was working as a waitress at a local diner. were married May 25, 1946, at St. RAPID CITY Dorothy M. Ohisen, 72, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Nov.

3, 1998, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, at Arlington, the daughter of Thomas and Ohisen John's Catholic Church in Ar- lington. They farmed outside of Arlington before they moved to Rapid City in 1959. While in Rapid City, Dorothy worked as a waitress at Daisy Dell Restaurant, Pretty Pines Party House, and was then employed by the Rapid City school system, where she was a secretary at Central High School for 18 years.

She loved her work with the students and her co-workers. Dorothy was also a volunteer at the Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center, and a member of the Women of the Moose since 1976, where she was recognized for her achievements. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She was a very loving, devoted mother to her seven children, eighteen grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. She will be dearly missed by everyone.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov.

6, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid with Rev. Michel Mulloy presiding. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Osheim-Catron Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Carl A.

Johnson SPEARFISH Carl A. Johnson, 91, Spearfish, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish. He was born June 2, 1907, to Aaron and Amanda (Leppannemi) Johnson, in Snoma. He worked 10 years in South and Central America as a mining consultant and the rest of his working career with Homestake Mining Co.

On May 28, 1946, he married Ingrie Pera in Deadwood. He retired in 1973, and the couple moved to Spearfish to make their home. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Homestake Veterans, American Legion Post No. 164, Spearfish Lodge No. 18 AF AM, and Queen City Chapter 89 OES.

Survivors include three nieces and two nephews: Eleanor Hahn of Rapid city, Ruth Crump of Fresno, Ardele Darby of Sacramento, Ronald Lakson of Spearfish, and Maurice Hill of Oraville, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five sisters; and three brothers. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with the Rev. Randy Fett officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Children and Burn Center. Fidler Funeral Chapel in Spearfish is in charge of arrangements. Pam Orcutt DEVILS TOWER, Wyo. Pam Orcutt, 38, Devils Tower, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Orcutt, Devils Tower; her parents, LeRoy and Ruth Helmer, Fruitdale, S.D.; three sisters, Karen Miller, Denver, and Kim Dyer Gail Rentz, both of Spearfish, S.D.; and one brother, Herbert Helmer, Sheridan. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, S.D., and one hour before services Friday, Nov. 6, at Hulett Civic Center in Hulett.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Civic Center, with the Rev. Larry Kellner officiating. Marion Van Dusseldorp PLATTE Marion Van Dusseldorp, 73, Platte, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Van Dusseldorp, Platte; two sons, Junior Van Dusseldorp and Vernon Van Dusseldorp, both of Platte; one daughter, May Buurma, Rapid City; one sister, Jeannette Vreeman, Grant Park, and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer a service at 7:30 p.m., and one hour before services Friday, Nov. 6, at Christian Reformed Church in Platte.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Frida: at the church, with the Rev. Jerry Ewalda officiating. Burial will be at Platte Cemetery. Rooks Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Slater KADOKA Marie Slater, 77, Kadoka, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Kadoka Care Center. Survivors include one son, Gerald L. Baldwin, Modesto, Calif; two daughters, Linda Welter, Apache Junction, and Mary Ann Scheuerle, Mitchell; two brothers, Henry Jensen, Moreland, and Francis Larsen, Correctionville, lowa; one sister, Ellen Nielsen, Phoenix; eight grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m.

to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka and one hour before services Monday, Nov. 9, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka. Services will be at 10 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 9, at the church, with the Rev. Bill Hammill officiating. Burial will be at Kadoka Cemetery. Quannah William Peters PINE RIDGE Quannah William Peters, infant, died Tuesday, Nov.

3, 1998, at Pine Ridge. Survivors include parents, Jesse Tyon and Kelly Rae Peters, Calico; maternal grandparents, Will and Lena Peters, Pine Ridge; and paternal grandmother, Gaylene Armstead, Calico. A two night wake begins at 2 p.m. today at the Wakpamni C.A.P. at Pine Ridge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Wakpamni C.A.P., with the Rev. Leon Matthews officiating and traditional Lakota services conducted by Mr. Joe Brown Eyes and Mr.

Scotty Brown Eyes. Burial will be at the Brown Eyes Family Cemetery at Slim Buttes. Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements. Gilbert A. Glaser RAPID CITY Gilbert A.

Glaser, 86, Rapid City, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Glaser, Ringwood, and Darrel Glaser, Fox Lake, one daughter, Linda Menning, Tampa, one stepdaughter, Leira Bowman, Rapid City; two brothers, Gene Glaser, Greeley, and Ray Glaser, Denver; 12 grandchildren; and two great -grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.

6 at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City, with the Rev. Bruce Baum officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City by 10 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Kids Voting raises issues Teaching more about issues, candidates will lead to critical thinking.

By Stephen Buchhole Journal Staff Writer While it's interesting that the results of Kids Voting South Dakota mirrored the reRapid City sults of the state's adult vote, the coordinator of the Rapid City program said it also points to changes needed in the program. Judy Olson, Rapid City's community education director, said schools need to teach more about the issues and candidates so students can make more critical choices when they vote. "I'm not casting criticism or blame because I didn't do anything to make that happen Olson said. "But next time, we need to see a long-term commitment to raising issues continuously." Olson said Tuesday's similar results between adults and students may be a sign that the students were influenced by their parents or voted for the name they recognized on the ballot. For Kids Voting to achieve its full potential, some changes are needed, she said.

"We need to be talking about candidates and issues and providing some sort of discussion topic daily for several months," she said. need to have these discussions in the classroom and make sure the message goes home and the kids talk about the issues and candidates with their parents. If we do that, I think we'll have a vote that represents more critical More than 65,000 students in kindergarten through a 12th grade in 34 South Dakota school districts voted alongside their parents Tuesday on the same races and constitutional amendments. The program is designed to get young people involved in democracy early, encourage them to stay involved and to encourage higher voter turnout among adults. Here are Kids Voting South Dakota results for some major races and how they compare to the adult vote.

Kids Voting results are first, followed by the adult vote. Gov. Bill Janklow, 59 percent, 64 percent; Bernie Hunhoff, 27 percent, 33 percent; Bob Newland, 5 percent, I 2 percent; Ron Wieczorek, 9 percent. U.S. Sen.

Tom Daschle, 65 percent, 62 percent; Ron Schmidt, 30 percent, 36 percent; Byron Dale, 5 percent, I percent. U.S. Rep. John Thune, 83 percent, 75 percent; Jeff Moser, 17 percent, 25 percent. Amendment yes, 53 percent, 60 percent; no, 47 percent, 40 percent.

Amendment no, 76 percent, 78 percent; yes, 24 percent, 22 percent. Shoplifter hits clothing stores Thompson Thompson graduated from Aberdeen Normal in 1921. She taught school in Timber Lake and Mystic. She was also a telephone operator in Hill City for several years. Margaret enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Hill City garden club.

She also enjoyed handiwork, and she loved to play cards. Margaret and Wilbur were very active in the senior citizens clubs i in both Hill City and Custer and the Hill City Fife and Drum Corps. They also enjoyed going dancing in Edgemont, Hot Springs, Custer and Hill City. She is survived by five children: three daughters, Marilyn Searles of Port Orchard and Yuma Sharon Parsons of Casa Grande, and Ardy Jeffries of Custer, and two sons, Willis and Chuck Thompson, both of Amarillo, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three special friends, Fred J. Michie, Maxine Paine and Dan McReynolds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, in 1986 and one son, Frank, in 1980. Margaret had requested no funeral services, and her cremains will be buried with Wilbur at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Memorials can be made to the Crippled Children's Hospital, the Salvation Army or the March of Dimes. Isburg-McColley's Chapel of Custer are in charge of the arrangements. Rollie W.

Pettit and an active member of the Church since his conversion in 1978, he has served in many church callings. During World War 11, he served in the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific. He will be missed by his devoted wife, Talia; his three children, Scott Pettit and Cara Olson, both of Kaysville, and Maria Clifford of Tooele; his sister, Mildred McCormick of Billings, and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death his parents and a sister, Helen Liebbert. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov.

6, at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, in Bountiful where friends may call one hour before services. Interment will be at Bountiful City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Custer Volunteer Fire Department in Custer, S.D. LAYTON, Utah Rollie Wilson Pettit, 77, formerly of Rapid City, was called home by his Father in Heaven on Nov. 3, 1998.

He was wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather. Rollie was born July 28, 1921, in Rapid City to Carl Pettit and Irene Miner. He married Talia Lorenz Wermuth June 18, 1953, in Custer, S.D. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple on Jan. 17, 1980.

Pettit A High Priest 95, Hot Springs, who died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Southern Hills Hospital in Hot Springs. Survivors include one daughter, Helen Helmbuck, Scottsdale, Ariz. M. Cecelia Starr HOT SPRINGS Services are pending at Isburg-McColley's Chapel in Hot Springs for M.

Cecelia Starr, Reward offered to catch brazen Spearfish thief. By Ron Techida Northern Hills Bureau Spearfish police are investigating reports of a shoplifter who has allegedly continued her Spearfish clothes-snatching ways despite being chased for several blocks by angry store clerks last Saturday before managing to escape. Doreen Cooper, owner of Kathleen's Boutique, said a woman took clothing valued at more than $600 Gladys B. Francis RAPID CITY Gladys B. Francis, 74, Rapid City, died Tuesday, Nov.

3, 1998, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Francis, Rapid City; one son, Jeff Francis, Rapid City; one daughter, Sharman E.A. Dunn, Portland, and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 p.m.

to 7 p.m. today at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Big Bend Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, with the Rev.

Charlie Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Kathleen Prestjohn HOT SPRINGS Kathleen Prestjohn, 80, longtime resident of the Black Hills area, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Al Prestjohn, Hot Springs; one son, Dennis Mercier, Hill City; two daughters, Charlene Maxwell, Hot Springs, and Sharon Del Grosso and her husband, Tom, Pierre; seven grandchildren; and 11 great children.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deanna Adamski. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Behrens Mortuary of Rapid City is in charge of arrangements. Igloo cleanup meeting canceled EDGEMONT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says poor weather has canceled today's meeting in Edgemont to discuss environmental work at the former Black Hills Army Depot at Igloo.

The meeting has not been rescheduled. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND REGULATION DIVISION OF INSURANCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT RULES A public hearing will be held in Room 464 of the Capitol Building, 500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota, on Wednesday, December 2, 1998, at 9:00 a.m., to consider the addition of proposed rules numbered: 20:06:42:01 and 20:06:42:02 The effect of these rules is to define certain mental illnesses biological and to limit the restrictions that issuers of health benefit plans can place on coverage for -based mental illness. The reason for adopting the rules is to define "biologically-based mental illness" and to implement the provisions of SDCL 58-17-87, 58- 17-98, 58-18-79, 58-18-80, 58-188-36, 58-188-53, 58-38-40, 58-40-37, and 58-51-115 requiring insurance contracts to treat biologically based mental illnesses equally as other covered illnesses. Persons interested in presenting data, opinions, and arguments for or against the proposed rules may do so by appearing in person at the hearing or by sending them to the South Dakota Division of 118 West Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2000. Material sent by mail must reach the Division of Insurance by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 1998, to be considered.

After the hearing, the Division of Insurance will consider all written and oral comments it received on the proposed rules. The Division may modify or amend the proposed rules at that time to include or exclude matters that are described in this notice. For access assistance, handicapped persons may call the Division of insurance at (605) 773-3563 before the hearing. Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained without charge from: South Dakota Division of Insurance 118 W. Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501-2000 from her store about 9:20, a.m.

Saturday. Cooper said a store employee noticed the woman taking the items, which included a pantsuit with fox fur trim and a cardigan sweater, and when the woman took off, the clerk ran after her. The clerk was joined in the chase by a woman from a neighboring store while a third woman called 911. However, the suspected thief ducked out of sight near Lueder's Food Center. Cooper said Wednesday that she had learned a woman matching the description may have taken items from other Spearfish clothing stores, including Maurice's in Heritage Plaza on Tuesday.

Also, several coats in that store reportedly were found to have had their sleeves slashed after the woman left. Citing corporate policy, a manager at Maurice's declined to comment on the alleged incident. Cooper is hopping mad about the incident and has offered a $100 reward for information leading to the shoplifter's arrest and conviction. The woman is described as in her late 20s to early 30s with chin-length reddish-brown frizzy hair, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall. She was wearing a polar fleece coat with brown bears and green trees on a cream background, brown velour leggings, brown socks and bright blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to call Spearfish police at 642-1300. Whitewood man sentenced for theft A 41-year-old Whitewood man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for grand theft. Donald Faye Battles was charged with two counts of felony theft for taking a car from a Rapid City car dealership, driving it to a second dealership and leaving it to test a second vehicle. Battles never returned the vehicle. Battles pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft, and prosecutors agreed to drop a second grand theft charge.

Seventh Circuit Judge Janine Kern gave Battles the maximum sentence for grand theft and ordered the 10- year sentence to be served after Batties is finished serving a 15-year sentence from Lawrence County for statutory rape. In other 7th Circuit Court cases: been Cory charged Biggins, with 20, Rapid felony City, has possession of drugs. A small packet of methamphetamine was found in Biggins' vehicle Monday evening after he was stopped in Rapid Valley for making an improper turn. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Tracy L.

Cummings, 28, Rapid City, has been charged with witness tampering. Cummings is accused of threatening a juvenile witness in a 1997 misdemeanor assault case. According to investigators, between October 1997 and July 1998, Cummings threatened the youth with evicting his family from their home. The witness-tampering charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Rebecca J.

Ballenger, 50, Rapid City, has been charged with felony assault. Ballenger is accused of threatening to stab a 37-year-old man with a steak knife Oct. 24 at a west Rapid City apartment building. Aggravated assault carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Two Rapid City residents have been charged with felony driving under the influence (DUI).

Debra M. Ruffing, 44, was arrested Oct. 29 on a charge of fourthoffense DUI after she was stopped by police checking a report of a drunken driver in north Rapid City. Ruffing's third DUI conviction was July 14, 1997, in Pennington County. Fourth-offense DUI carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Ronald R. Coffelt, 32, was arrested Tuesday following a onevehicle accident on S.D. Highway 44 a mile west of Johnson Siding. Coffelt's second DUI conviction was Sept. 24 in Jones County.

Third-offense DUI carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $2,000 fine. Pettit Tax Estate Planning Indepth: Your Agricultural Opportunities Semi Topics: Dates Date: November 10 Planning to your Time: 1-4 p.m. Place: High Plains Heritage to transfer your Museum, Spearfish to the next generation? $10 proceeds to Museum to understand the latest estate planning Date: November 18 devices? Time: 1-4 p.m. to understand the Place: Rushmore Plaza new capital gains law? Holiday Inn, Rapid City If so, come to this indepth $10 proceeds to the KOTA ag seminar. Our speakers Care Share Food Drive will answer these includes sales tax questions and more.

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