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Wallace Brams

August 1, 1919 — October 20, 2011

** Click the weblink above to view Wally's video tribute. ** Wallace Brams, age 92 of Belle Fourche, died Thursday October 20, 2011 at the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Center. A visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm Monday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. The funeral service will be held 10:30 am Tuesday October 25th, 2011 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, with Pastor Paul Howard officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche. On August 1, 1919 Wallace (Wally) Brams was born in a sheep wagon on the family’s homestead 10 miles north of Dupree to immigrant parents Walter and Thea (Buskness) Brams. Five years later they returned to Council Bluffs, Iowa where his dad worked for several years for the Union Pacific Railroad. After being seriously injured in a railroad accident, Walter moved his family back to South Dakota and settled on the ranch north of Dupree in 1932. During the mid 30’s they ranched for several years in the LaPlant, SD area. In 1939 Wallace ventured to California to visit his sister Pearl and was hired as a stuntman and rider in the Cavalcade of the Golden West at the World’s Fair on Treasure Island, CA. In 1943, Wally and Walter purchased a ranch on Pretty Creek 12 miles north of Dupree. On January 16, 1945, Wally and Eva (Main) were married in Dupree and lived there while Eva taught school and Wally tended to the ranching interests. During the summer of 1948 they moved out to Pretty Creek Ranch. The sheep and horses were sold and the place was stocked with Hereford cattle. Three daughters completed their family. Wally was a God fearing man who loved his, country, family and the cowboy way of life. He enjoyed his cows, horses, hunting and fishing trips, politicking, keeping up with his grandchildren’s activities, studying American Civil War history, traveling in their Airstream and spending winters at their place in Apache Junction, AZ. In 1997 Wally and Eva retired and moved to Belle Fourche. Wally was a member of the Farm Bureau, active in the local and state Republican Party and was a lifetime NRA member. Wallace Brams, 92, Belle Fourche, SD passed away Thursday, October 20 at the Belle Fourche Senior Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Eva; daughters, Patricia (Marlin) Main, Aladdin, WY, Kathy (Mike) Moorman, Warwick, RI, Carlene (Jeff) Hayward Glasgow, MT; 5 grandchildren, Jeff (Holly) Main, Aladdin, WY, Juliet Main, Washington, DC, Matthew (Colleen) Moorman, Riverton, WY, Brett Moorman, Charlotte, NC, Sydney Hayward, Helena, MT; 5 great-grandchildren, Anika, Lydia and Joshua Main, Aladdin, WY, Madalyn and Max Moorman, Riverton, WY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Thea Brams and sister, Pearl Coffelt. IN LOVING MEMORY Wallace Brams Funeral Service 10:30am – Tuesday – October 25th, 2011 Christian Life Center – Belle Fourche, South Dakota Officiant – Pastor Paul Howard Special Music Soloist – Peter Buer “On the Wings of a Snow White Dove”,  “Amazing Grace”,  “Happy Trails” Honorary Casketbearers Jessie Jewett           Lester Main          Myrna Smith Active Casketbearers Jeff Hayward   Sydney Hayward   Jeff Main   Juliet Main Marlin Main   Brett Moorman   Matthew Moorman Michael Moorman   Alvin Stadel Interment Pine Slope Cemetery – Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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