Bob loved his family, logging, hunting, and football.He was a practical jokester and added his special touch to all his projects which we referred to as "Hillbillyin Up." If he could only buy something in red, it was immediately painted green.Send Flowers View Memorial Folder Sign/View Registry Ardis Pearl (Stage) Smiley was born January 9, 1931, in Faith, SD, to Albert and Clyde (Timmons) Stage of Red Owl.
At the age of 17, Ardis took her first teaching position at Lucerne School.
She taught for many years at the Lucerne, Sherman, and Red Owl Schools.
After diagnosis in the fall of 2015, they settled in Sturgis.
Tarrie Jay Goddard, 57, Sturgis, SD, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at her home in Sturgis.
The couple lived in Montana for a while then moved to Wessington Springs where they raised their five children, after which Jim and Theresa moved to Sturgis where they lived the remainder of their lives.
Jim drove a Semi truck for 30 years, owned a tavern for a short period, and finally finished his work career as a boiler operator at the Pope and Talbot Saw Mill in Spearfish.
He was a quiet man who spoke volumes by his actions.
Bob, 84, Lead, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade.
Jim always enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was hunting and fishing with his buddys in the mountains of Montana when he was a younger man or getting to go pheasant hunting and walleye fishing with his family later in his life.
He also enjoyed the times when all his family got together for the holidays, a wedding, or a family reunion.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Theresa; two brothers, Richard and William; and two brothers-in-law, Darrell Jackson and Dennis Christensen. until service time at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Monday, January 8, 2017, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. On January 28, 1953, he married Deloris Ann Kester.