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January 17, 2022
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January 2022 Newsletter
Danny “Dan” Lee Duncan, 77, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2021, in the early morning hours – on his own schedule so as to not inconvenience anyone.
Dan was born on August 3, 1944, in Faulkton, SD, to Harold and Gladys Duncan. His fond childhood memories included playing baseball with the Seneca Junior Legion Team, All-State High School football, but never a track star as he was known to run like a sewing machine (really fast in one place).
After graduating from Southern State College with a Mechanics Degree, he was drafted into the US Army and completed 2 years of Service with a tour in Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, he went back to college and completed his business degree at National College in Rapid City, SD.
Dan was married to Barb Bent on October 11, 1964, and they eventually made their home in Rapid City.
Dan worked for Sears and later owned and operated The Fence Connection, Inc., until his retirement in 2004. In his retirement, he enjoyed golf, breakfast with his car club buddies, traveling in the RV, fishing in Canada and at the River with his fishing buddies, hunting, enjoyed summers at the lake cabin at Angostura, the warm Arizona sun and their winter home, driving his 55 Chevy and 48 International KB-2 Pick-up to countless car shows, he loved the birds and hated the squirrels in the yard and last but not least his #1 priority was his family. They were his pride and joy and he never missed the opportunity to cheer them on, offer advice, take them for a ride, do building projects, puzzles, paying ridiculous amounts of money for menial jobs, always picking up the bill, and of course listening to all of their stories and adventures. We will attempt to carry on his motto: If you are early you are on time, If you are on time you are late, If you are late its unacceptable.
His loving family includes his wife Barb; daughters Danielle (Tim) Van Pelt and Angi (Barry) Edwards; grandkids Jade, Emily, Mylee, Brendan and Brooks; sister Jean Deiter; and brother Dave (Carol) Duncan. His extended family Claude and Karen Bent, Judie and Rich Peterson, Nancy and Mike Grunewaldt, Aunt Joyce McQuown and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Bill and Jean Bent, sister June Duncan, brother-in-law Doyle Deiter and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private family service will be held at the National Cemetery with a Celebration of Life taking place in the Spring of 2022.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his name or make a donation in his honor to an organization of your choosing.
Robert Lillibridge ~~~~~~~~~~~Wade Hubbard
Photos of the presentation of quilts to Robert Lillibridge and Wade Hubbard
have been posted to the photo album
Andrew (Andy/Trigger) Deis, 91, of Pierre, SD, entered into eternal life on Monday, November 29, 2021, surrounded by his wife, Jan Deis, and his children. A funeral service will be held Friday, December 03, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (304 N. Euclid Ave, Pierre, SD). A luncheon at the church will follow the service.
Inurnment will take place 10:30am(MST) Monday December 6th at Black Hills National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Legion Post 8 building fund or the Oahe Family YMCA.
Andrew “Andy” Deis
Andy was born in Onaka, SD, on November 27, 1930. One of the youngest children in the large family of Paul and Lena Deis, he was always very close to his twelve brothers and sisters. When he was four years old, an older brother let Andy sight an empty BB gun. Somehow, Andy snapped his nose, thus earning himself a lifelong nickname, “Trigger”, among the Onaka crowd. He graduated from Onaka High School in 1948, worked at his brother-in-law’s grain elevator, then joined the US Air Force in 1951, during the Korean War.
In April 1952, Andy deployed to Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. He was a member of US Forces occupying West Germany to create post-war economic stabilization and to deter Soviet aggression (The Marshall Plan). Andy trained as a Quartermaster, rose to the rank of Staff Sargent and earned the Good Conduct Medal as well as German Occupation and National Defense pins. Andy thoroughly enjoyed serving his country and exploring Europe with his buddies. After completing his service, he graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Business, then returned home to Onaka to run Deis Grocery, the family business.
In 1958, Trigger married his first wife, Ruby, and together they had six children: Cullan, Carmen, Jayme, Paula, Laurie and Tracy. The Onaka years focused on time spent with extended family—snowmobiling, snow skiing, attending local dances, playing baseball, hunting, fishing, bowling, and spending every summer Sunday afternoon water-skiing with family. In 1978, Ruby and Trigger divorced and both moved to Pierre.
In Pierre, Andy expanded his “Renaissance man” hobbies by participating in several Pierre Players community theater productions and singing tenor in Barbershop Quartets. His love of singing made him a dedicated member of the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church folk group for over 40 years.
In 1990, Andy married Jan Erickson, with whom he shared many interests such as dancing, travel and community involvement. Together they kept busy after retiring, he from 18 years as an Internal Auditor for the SD Dept of Transportation and she from teaching elementary school for decades. Jan—along with her children, Jason, Kristin and Todd—converted Andy to being an avid world traveler. With Jan, Andy sky-dived in Wisconsin, hiked a mountain in New Zealand on his 65th birthday, cruised oceans and rivers, visited museums, and made an especially poignant trip to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Retirement wasn’t all play for Andy and Jan. Together they volunteered at the SD Cultural Heritage Center and were committed IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers at the Pierre Senior Center for over 26 years. Andy was active in the local Veterans Association and could always be counted on to provide military honors at funerals. He loved keeping busy at home too, through woodworking, gardening, pickling, canning and making the world’s best homemade deer sausage.
Andy and his charming smile, talents, competitiveness, and love of family, will be greatly missed by those who survive him; his wife, Jan; children, Cullan (Diane) Deis, Carmen (Dan) Carda, Jayme (Dee) Deis, Paula Deis, Tracy Deis; step-children, Kristin Erickson (partner Todd), Jason Erickson, Todd (Michelle) Erickson; grandchildren, Ryan (Amber) Carda, Melissa (Tyler) Harbeck, Daniall Deis (partner, Matt) , Amanda (Connor) Deis, Christina (TR) Stirling, Morgan (TJ) Scharge , Ben Deis, Alec Deis, Trent Erickson, and Nick Erickson; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Laurie Deis; his parents,11 siblings and many friends and family.
And this happened on Monday, November 22, 2021…
Ardys Roseland started on this project nearly two years ago.
As a member of Quilts of Valor, Flag Mountain Honor Guard Chapter (Pierre, SD) she created
these quilts for our Military Veteran members of Street Masters Car Club.
The first 10 honorees are presented here.
Quilting is her passion.
Photos of the honorees
Our November meeting will be held at the American Legion Cabin on Monday, November 22, 2021.
The meeting will be called to order at 7:00pm.
Please plan to attend the last meeting of 2021.
Street Masters Steak Fry and Get Together will be held at Dale and Kathy Hunsley’s on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
We will gather at 4pm and plan to eat at 5pm. Please bring a dish/dessert to pass. The Club will provide steaks.
Please contact Roxie Thielen at 605 280 1637 to confirm your attendance and counts for steaks no later than 5PM – Wednesday, October 13.
Please bring plates/utensils and chairs for your party.
Noted Wegner Auto Family member and uncle to Street Masters member, Jim Wegner.
Please keep the Wegner family in your prayers.
Anton “Tony” Fischer Wegner age 84, of Pierre South Dakota passed away on Wednesday October 6, 2021 in Sun City West, Arizona. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 15th at 10:00am at St. John’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Scotty Philip Cemetery, all in Fort Pierre, SD.
Tony was born on May 16,1937 in Pierre, South Dakota to H.Varro and Salome (Fischer) Wegner.
Tony attended school in Pierre through his sophomore year and finished at St Thomas Military Academy in St Paul, Minnesota for his last two years of high school. In 1959 Tony graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He made lifelong friends as a member of Betas. After college Tony spent two years in the Army and was discharged in 1961 at the rank of First Lieutenant. After the military he went to work for 3M in Minneapolis. In 1964 Tony returned to Pierre to work with his uncle at Wegner Auto Company, which is also known as the oldest automobile dealership in South Dakota and oldest Buick dealership in the nation under the same family name. In 1966 Tony and his brother Hank took over the dealership. He served for 40 years as President of Wegner Auto. Tony is well known for his dedication to his community.
He also served in numerous other capacities to include but not limited to: President of Pierre/Ft. Pierre Community Foundation for 7 years; Director of South Dakota Community Foundation for 6 years, Member of the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club; Member of Pierre Chamber of Commerce and Transportation Committee and PEDCO; Appointed as a member by Governor Mickelson to serve on the South Dakota Eastern Expressway Committee charged with bringing the 4-lane highway from Pierre to I-90; Trustee at University of South Dakota; Director and Treasurer for Oahe YMCA for approximately 5 years; Past Director of South Dakota New Car Dealers Association for 17 years; Member of Knights of Columbus, Member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre, SD; Member of St. Mary’s Foundation for approximately 4 years; Past member of Pierre Elks Club; Director of Children’s Care Hospital & School (Sioux Falls, SD) for 3 years; and is a member of Beta Fraternity. He also received the Good People, Good Causes Award for Philanthropy in Pierre, SD.
Tony met his wife Sharon Cordova in Arizona, they were married on February 14, 2004. Tony had an instant family with two stepdaughters and four grandchildren. Tony and Sharon enjoyed family and friends, boating on the Missouri and traveling.
Tony is survived in life by his wife Sharon, stepdaughters Christine Kelly (Michael) Burdick, Sandra Kay (Andrew) Fernandez, Grandchildren and great grandchildren. His sister Helen Wegner, nephew Jim (Beverly) Wegner, niece Judy (Kirk) Wegner (Miller). Great nieces and nephew.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, brother Henry (Hank) Wegner and niece Jenny Wegner Boocock.
Memorials should be directed to the Pierre/Ft Pierre Community Foundation