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Ree Heights Review
Ree Heights, (Hand County) South Dakota
1963 Obits & Death Notices
The following were reprinted in a column by Stella (Voelker)  Hammill Conerton called :kcaB gnikooL (Looking Back:) from her personal collection of old, original Ree Heights Review newspapers.
Note the "flowery" writing style of the early-day publishers.

Mrs. Ella Benson;  Pub. 1963-12-06:  Mrs. Ella Benson, 90, passed away.  She was the mother of Mrs. Ada Fawcett of Ree Heights.  She had made her home with her brother, John Fife of Highmore, until she was forced to go to the hospital.

Mrs. James Beranek;  Pub. 1963-12-27:  Funeral services were held Monday morning, December 16, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stephan for Mrs. James (Anna Pufffer), who passed away Thursday evening, at the Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.  Survivors are her husband, Jamesone son, Joseph, and one daughter, Bessie Werdel; two sisters, Mrs. Christy Sivertsen and Mrs. Albert Gitchell; and one brother, John Puffer.         ( See Cedar Cemetery on this site - all are buried there....csr)

Nicholas & Sebastian Feist; Pub. 1963-04-05/12:  Tragedy struck two homes here Wednesday afternoon when two Feist brothers, Sebastian and Nick, were killed in a head-on collision about two p.m. six miles east of Ree Heights on Highway 14.  A third man, Jerome Brandner of St. Lawrence, area brand inspector, who was alone in his car, was critically injured and taken to the Miller hospital.  Sebastian Feist was an Oahe Dam worker, working nights for the past several years.  He is survived by his wife, Gladys, and seven children.  Nick Feist was temporarily laid off and is survived by his wife, Frances, and three children.  Mrs. Delbert Parvin is a sister of the Feist brothers. / 4-12:  Double funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Highmore for Nicholas and Sebastian Feist, brothers, who were killed in a two-car accident about six miles east of Ree Heights, enroute to Miller.

Howard Flint;  Pub. 1963-06-28:  Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church in Miller Saturday for Howard Flint, who died at Clark Wednesday morning.  Flint, who had recently sold his business, the Miller Machine Shop, because of ill health, had made his home in Clark for about a year.

George Lindsay;  Pub. 1963-01-18:  Word was received here of the death of George Lindsay of McMinnville, Oregon, December 30, 1962.  Mr. and Mrs. George Lindsay were visiting their two sons and their families in California at the time.  Funeral services were held at McMinnville.  Mr. Lindsay will be remembered here by the old timers, as his home was just west of town.  He left here in 1920.  He moved with his parents, Sarah and Thompson Lindsay, to Ree Heights when he was 13.  He owned and operated his ranch here until 1920.  He married Gertrude Niggler in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Miss Niggler was a teacher in Ree Heights when the Lindsays lived here.  Bessie, his sister, who lived with him on their ranch, is deceased but well remembered.

Lloyd Shreffler;  Pub. 1963-06-07:  Word has been received here by relatives of the death on June 1 of Lloyd Shreffler at Country Club Hills, Illinois.  His wife passed away two years ago.  Surviving are one stepson, two step-daughters, and three sisters.  The Shrefflers are well-known in this community, having lived near here and attending rural school and town for high school.

Benjamin Slunecka;  Pub. 1963-11-29:  Funeral rites were held in the Methodist Church in Miller Saturday for Benjamin Slunecka, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. Richard Moberly officiated and burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery (Miller).  He was married to Delores Burd on December 24, 1932.

Mrs. Nellie Stender;  Pub. 1963-12-20:  Funeral services were held in the Trinty Lutheran Church Friday afternoon for Mrs. Nellie Stender, the victim of a car accident 13 miles southeast of Missoula, Montana, December 7 at about 1 a.m.  Rev. John Kilde officiated.  Nellie Wollard Stender, daught of Willard and Nellie Shaw, was born April 18, 1906.  She was married to William Stender May 28, 1924.  Surviving is her son Willard and daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.  Her husband was killed in an automobile accident severn months ago.

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