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Street Masters Steak Fry and Get Together ~ Saturday, October 16, 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.

 

 

Anton “Tony” Wegner ~ May 17, 1937 – October 6, 2021

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

“Pennies 4 Robert” 2021 Street Masters Contribution

Thank you to all for the great support from the Club in our 2021 “Pennies 4 Robert” fund raising project.


Our Club donation for the 2021 campaign totaled $1810.42!

In the three years of Club participation, our total contributions:
$5486.42

The 2022 Campaign begins NOW!

“Millie” Raymond, Monica Harding’s Mother has Passed

Please keep Monica and Steve Harding and the Raymond family in your prayers

Mildred Irene (Tatum) Raymond “Millie” 90 of Ft. Pierre passed away on Wednesday, September 8th at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 16th from 5:00-6:30pm with a 6:30pm prayer service at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 17th at 10:00am at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre with burial to follow at the Scotty Philip Cemetery in Ft. Pierre.

Millie was born on October 18, 1930, to Clarence and Amy Pearl (McGeorge)Tatum, Sr. in Gregory County, SD. Millie was delivered at home by her grandmother, Martha McGeorge.
Millie’s dad Clarence and two of his brothers Alfred and Roscoe married three sisters: Amy Pearl, Florence and Esther from the McGeorge family. Millie lived on Scalp Creek in Fairfax, SD, on the family farm with her parents and siblings sister Mamie and brother Clarence Jr. She attended Scalp Creek School and graduated from 8th grade. After graduation, she helped with the cooking, cleaning and gardening, so her mom could work the fields with her dad and siblings. Millie loved sharing childhood memories of her siblings and triple cousins. One not so fond memory was riding horseback to and from school with her siblings on the same horse and getting thrown from the horse most days.

Millie married Robert “Rainbow” Raymond on December 16, 1948, in Lake Andes, SD. They lived in Lake Andes where Bob worked on the Ft. Randall Dam and until the completion of his service in the US Army. During this time they welcomed daughter Carla and son Dean.

In 1955, Millie and Rainbow moved their family to Pierre where Bob worked on the Oahe Dam. They welcomed daughters Karen, Debbie, Monica and Kay. They lived on Missouri Street from 1962-1976 where the house was not only filled with her kids but most of the neighborhood kids as well. Everyone was welcome and greeted with her kindness. There was always room at the table if a friend needed a meal or a place to stay. No one was ever turned away. Millie babysat for several neighborhood kids with whom she shared a special relationship. She also cared for several elderly neighbors, making sure they were cared for by providing meals and giving them what they needed most, her company and friendship.

Millie was truly a saint; she was meek, kind and giving. What she gave most was unconditional love, and she expected nothing in return. Words she never spoke: I wish I had, I want or I need. Her only complaint was getting older. She would say, golden years my…!

Millie was a wonderful wife and an amazing mother and grandmother. She had an affect on people when meeting them for the first time. They would say, she is so sweet, cute or I love her and want her to be my mom or grandma. For this, she was known by so many friends as mom or grandma. After raising her six children, she babysat daily for most of her grandchildren and even a lucky few great-great grandchildren. Each grandchild should always remember and hold close to their hearts how much she loved you.

Millie and Rainbow never really had an empty nest, but that’s the way they preferred. She never passed up an opportunity to attend the grandchildren and great-great grandchildren’s event; she was a proud grandma. Millie enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, and doing word search puzzles, latch hook and embroidery. She loved cooking for her family and having everyone gather at home. If you stopped at the house for a quick visit, she would ask if you were hungry and the next thing you knew she would have a full buffet set-up on the kitchen table. Millie’s favorite past-time was playing bingo and bingo she loved. Pretty sure she lost more than she won, but that didn’t matter because it was her time to relax and catch up with friends .

She also enjoyed and looked forward to daily chats with her good friend and neighbor Nancy Monson. Even during COVID and when her health started to fail, she and Nancy would call each other several times a day just to say hi and catch up.

Millie and her family were blessed to have great-granddaughter, Missy Carroll stay with her during COVID to keep her safe and mostly for love and companionship. Missy was there for Millie during her final days.

Millie is survived by her sister Mamie Johnson Macaulley of Cottage Grove, Oregon, son Dean Raymond (Deborah) of Pierre, daughters Debbie Miller (Mike) Phillip, SD, Monica Harding (Steve) of Pierre, Kay Pearson of Ft. Pierre and son-in-law Allen LeBeau of Rapid City, 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband Robert Raymond,1 brother Clarence Tatum, Jr., 2 daughters Carla LeBeau, Karen Raymond Durham, 2 son-in-laws Todd Pearson and Henry “Tuck” Durham.

David Erickson’s Brother, Scott, Passes


Please keep the Erickson’s in your thoughts and prayers


Scott Dale Erickson was born in Pierre, South Dakota, on October 7, 1956, to Donald and Shirley (Walsh) Erickson. He grew up and attended school in Pierre, along with his two brothers, David and Wade, and sister, Debbie. He later attended Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown, South Dakota. Scott had recently moved back to his hometown after living in Oklahoma for the past thirty years. Scott passed away on August 30, 2021, after complications from surgery, but not from COVID, as he was never one to follow trends. The way he died is just like he lived: he wrote his own rules, he fought authority and he didn’t much care what anyone had to say about it.

Scott was a loving son, brother, father, and uncle, as well as an exceptional friend. Behind his gruff exterior was a heart of gold. Scott threw four letter words around like confetti, but he would give you the shirt off of his back. You knew that Scott loved you if you were given a nickname by him. His penmanship could make the writers of the Constitution blush. Scott hated technology and was very unapologetically himself. He loved his dogs, the color purple, sunsets, beautiful women, long naps, stiff drinks, inappropriate jokes, riding his Harley, and being contrary for the fun of it.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wade, and various family members, loved ones and pets. Scott leaves behind a very special friend, Lori, as well as many other friends and an occasionally dysfunctional family who will miss him dearly.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Dave Geisler, Street Masters Lifetime Member, has lost his wife, Leila

Street Masters Lifetime Member, Dave Geisler and his family are in need of our thoughts and prayers in the loss of his wife, Leila
Leila Geisler – 1938-2021
Leila Geisler, age 83, resident of Edgewood Health Care Facility in Pierre, SD, passed away August 27, 2021, while in Hospice Care.
A private burial of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Leila was born to Edwin and Dorothy (Starkey) Jost, July 7, 1938, in rural Potter County, joining big brother, Leland on the family farm near Hoven. A few years later, little brother Jim and sister Mary Lou joined the family. Leila attended country school and then high school in Hoven.
Leila’s parents moved into Gettysburg and started the Quality Furniture Store. Leila lived near them and worked at the Gettysburg Bank. She met and married Howard (Howie) Glover, who was in the Air Force stationed at the base north of Gettysburg. After completing his service, they owned and operated the Standard Oil Station. Leila and Howie had two daughters, Roberta (Bobbi) and Rebecca (Becca). Then in 1964, the Glovers moved to Chamberlain for Howie’s job with the SD National Guard. Howie passed away in 1977. Following her father’s death, Bobbi married and gave Leila two grandsons, Thomas and Joseph Martin.
In 1979, Leila met and married Lyle Dohman and moved to Aurora, NE. This union gave her two loving stepdaughters, Debra Rykman (Val) and Sharleen Wilken (Jim) and seven more grandchildren. Sadly, Lyle passed away of leukemia in 1983, at which time Leila moved to Aberdeen to live near her sister, Mary Lou. She worked at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 
Leila’s daughter, Becca, added to her growing family, two darling daughters, Aubree (Tyler) Kaiser and Jesse (Mario Bernal) Vance.
Leila married Dave Geisler in 1986 and moved to Murdo, SD. She now had another three stepdaughters, Vivian (Jeff) Sonders, Patricia (Don) Tyus and Jennifer (Brian) Kaiser, and a stepson David Jr. (Anne). Also, another nine grandchildren joined her family tree. 
Over the years Leila welcomed more grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even a great-great grandson.
She was a golfer, bowler, gardener, cook, bridge player, master crossword solver and fixer of many things. She would prefer a gift card to Menards over a bouquet of flowers or jewelry. She will be sorely missed.
Leila is survived by husband, Dave Geisler, Murdo; daughters: Bobbi (Gary) Drewes, Rapid City and Becca Vance, Pierre; brother, Leland Jost, Alexandria, VA; sisters-in-law: Virginia, Carol and Sheron Jost, and Roma Bunch; and numerous grandkids, stepchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husbands, Howie Glover and Lyle Dohman; parents, Edwin and Dorothy Jost; brother, Jim Jost; sister, Mary Lou Miller; brother-in-law, Lee Miller; and son-in-law, Rick Martin.
Leila’s family asks that memorials be sent to Countryside Hospice, 415 S. Crow, Pierre, SD 57501. The family is so grateful for the staff at Edgewood and the Avera Hospice nurses for their care of this special woman. They are angels among us.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with her arrangements. 

John A Malfero, Jr has Passed

John Anthony Malfero, Jr.

March 18, 1946 – August 09, 2021

John recently joined Street Masters.  While most of our membership had not had the opportunity to meet John, we all shared his passion for for automobiles.
Please keep the Malfero family in your thoughts and prayers.  

John Malfero, 75, passed away on Monday, August 9th, in Pierre, South Dakota. Services will be held 2:00pm August 21, at the Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, August 20 from 4-7pm with a prayer service at 7pm.  An informal reception will be held after the graveside service.

John grew up in Mason City, IA. the son of John and Genevieve (Magnani) Malfero, Sr. He met his first wife, Patricia Harrison, in Sioux City while attending a technical school.  John and Patricia had four children together:  John, Nikki, Aaron, and Ryan. John went on to marry Nina (Oxyer) Malfero and Rebecca (Clarey) Malfero.  Rebecca and John celebrated ten loving years of marriage before her death in 2019. 

 John was a car enthusiast and had a passion for Ford. He had a vibrant personality and many friends.

John is survived by his children: John (oldest son), Nikki (daughter), Ryan (son), and Jill (daughter-in-law), ten grandchildren; Nicholas Green, Alex Malfero, Jessen Malfero, Brant Malfero, Luke Malfero, Rylan Malfero, Brodie Malfero, Pamala Malfero, Kaila Rasmussen, Kate Gloe, and eight great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Beki, brothers, Joseph and James, son, Aaron, and his dogs, Mickey, Abby, and Frankie.

Dam Run 2021 Awards ~ August 14, 2021


Street Masters 32nd Annual Dam Run
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Peoples Choice
1937 Plymouth Pickup
Chris Eich and Becky Watson
carrying on the legacy of their parents
Frank and Deb Eich

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Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson’s Choice
1928 Buick Master

Shown by Jake Miller on behalf of Owner and Restorer
Milton Morris, Pierre, SD
Trophy accepted by Cliff Jorgenson


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Pierre Mayor Steve Harding’s Choice
1961 Chevrolet Impala SS
Carroll and Jolene LuVaas, Minot, ND

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Camper’s Choice
1955 Chevrolet 1 Ton
David and Barbara Krumm, Zeeland, ND

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21 and Under
1987 GMC Sierra Classic
Kaden Scheibe, Huron, SD

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Street Masters Guest/Participant Choice
1934 Ford Sedan
Lyle and Cindy Schock, Bowdle, SD

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Guests/Participants Street Masters Choice
1967 Pontiac GTO
Curt and Michelle Humann, Pierre, SD

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Ladies Choice

1948 International KB-2
Dan and Barb Duncan, Rapid City, SD

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Top Truck
1937 Plymouth Pickup
Chris Eich and Becky Watson

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2021 Dam Run Top Three

1928 Desoto 4-Door
Perry and Lorie Bice, Rapid City, SD

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1961 Chevrolet Impala SS
Carroll and Jolene LuVaas, Minot, ND

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1931 Woodland Sprinter
Tim and Dannielle Van Pelt, Blackhawk, SD


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Gravity Drags
King of the Hill
Who is the Fastest Coaster?

Chris Eich, Rapid City, SD
1929 Plymouth Pickup

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Gravity Drags Turtle Award
Who is the Slowest Coaster?

Tim and Danielle Van Pelt, Black Hawk, SD
1931 Woodland Sprint Car