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Herbert Lesmeister

March 19, 1925 — December 29, 2014

Herbert J. Lesmeister, age 89 of Belle Fourche, died Monday December 29, 2014 at the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday January 5, 2014 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Belle Fourche. Visitation with the family present will be held 2 to 4pm Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in Black Hills National Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred to the Belle Fourche Fire Department and Hospice of the Northern Hills. Herbert Joseph Lesmeister was born March 19, 1925 in Detroit Michigan. He was the son of Pius and Anna (Eberle) Lesmeister. At the age of 2, Herbert moved with his family to Ridgeview South Dakota, where he grew up on a family farm and ranch. In 1942 he graduated from the Eagle Butte High School. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army from March of 1945 until November of 1946. During this time he was stationed in Okinawa. On December 8, 1951 Herbert was united in marriage to Dorothy Kearns at Cheyenne Agency, SD. To this union 4 children were born: Wayne, Michael, James, and Robert. Following their marriage Herbert farmed and ranched on his family place near Ridgeview for many years. Then in 1983 they purchased a place west of Belle Fourche, and he continued farming and ranching. Herbert enjoyed farming and working with his cattle. It seemed every spring he looked forward to plowing the soil and the planting season. Herbert was a hard worker and devoted to his wife and family, as well as his farm and ranch operation. Herbert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy of Belle Fourche; and his 3 sons, Wayne of Belle Fourche, Michael (Sandy) of Belle Fourche, James (Deb) of Chadron NE; 7 grandchildren, Shawn, Justin, Kari, Cody, Crystal, Dillon, and Wyatt; and 3 great grandchildren, Shayda, Rhett and Mary Lynn. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Allen; brothers, Raymond, Arnie, Daniel; sisters, Lorraine Stuwe, Evie Lammon, and infant, Hilda. Date of Birth March 19, 1925 – Detroit, Michigan   Date of Death December 29, 2014 – Belle Fourche, South Dakota   Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 A.M. – Monday – January 5, 2015 St. Paul Catholic Church - Belle Fourche, SD   Celebrant – Father Tyler Dennis   Special Music “The Lord is My Shepherd”, “Be Not Afraid” “Shepherd Me Oh God”, “May the Choir of Angels”, “Amazing Grace”, “On Eagle’s Wings” Terri Kissack, soloist Erica Sowers, pianist – Janet Higbee, cantor   Honorary Casketbearers Kari Erivez                                                       Rhett Lesmeister Mary Lynn Erivez                                     Shayda Lesmeister Crystal Lesmeister                                      Wyatt Lesmeister All of Herbert’s friends   Active Casketbearers Blane Gesinger                                              Dillon Lesmeister Kenny Gesinger                                             Justin Lesmeister Cody Lesmeister   Shawn Lesmeister  Steve Lesmeister   Interment Black Hills National Cemetery Sturgis, South Dakota
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