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Ellen Bishop (#46998865)
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Bio Photo I am a local historian in Rapid City SD, I specialize in finding where people are buried, I have many readings of cemeteries in Western South Dakota I hope post them on this site.
I have a vast number of cemetery readings and obituaries that I am putting on site, I also am a volunteer to look up obits for people, please contact me if you need help in the Rapid City area.
I don't go too far to do pictures, I don't go to Fall River County to do pictures too far away, some places in Pennington are too far away.
I consider my self a scribe of the cemeteries, they are waiting for family , friends or who ever knows about the person and can do a bio to take edit control of them from me.
Don't put obits up where pictures should be, ask me to transfer so you can do the memorial the right way, only so many pictures can go up and using an obit that way is wrong!
Please, please just send your number on edit to ask for transfer that is the only way I want to do it, it so much easier that way.
If anyone has memorials in South Dakota they can no longer manage, please consider transferring them to me, I would be glad to have them.
My husband died in Sept and I am finally getting back to work on memorials and anything else that I can do.
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Patsy LaPointe
St. Anthony Cemetery & Trinity Episcopal Cemetery
I see that you have listed Sophia #35361820 and #24718532 and James Richard in both the St. Anthony Cemetery at Allen, SD and Trinity Episcopal at Allen. According to the Episcopal church records they are buried at St. Anthony cemetery. It seems St. Anthony and Trinity are the same cemetery. I have been to St. Anthony cemetery and took pictures of the headstones. I have not posted them yet as I don't know which one I should use.
Patsy LaPointe
Added by Patsy LaPointe on Jun 29, 2016 3:45 PM
RE: Nicholas Marcus Heiter burial of ashes
Hi Ellen,

Here is your memorial for him and here is the other memorial for him with the place of burial and a photo of the stone online that is maintained by Beth.

TSGT Nicholas Marcus Heiter

Birth: Nov. 5, 1922
Death: Mar. 21, 2010
LaVerne Theresa McGaa Heiter (1924 - 2011)

Black Hills National Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Col_A,Row_D,Site_37

Maintained by: Beth.Bailey
Originally Created by: novakpack
Record added: Oct 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 137560334

TSGT Nicholas Marcus Heiter
Added by: 2Honour&Remember

- ~ Beth ~
Added: Mar. 21, 2016

- ~ Beth ~
Added: Nov. 5, 2015

Nickolas Marcus Heiter

Birth: 1921
Codington County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2010
Hughes County
South Dakota, USA

Nickolas Marcus Heiter
WHITE RIVER - Nickolas Marcus Heiter, 89, White River, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre. He served in the Army Air Forces.
Survivors include his wife, LaVern, and his daughter, Peri Strain, both of White River; four granddaughters; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Published in the Rapid City Journal on 4/8/2010

Nich Haider
[Nick Haider]
Home in 1920: Kranzburg, Codington, South Dakota
Age: 2 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1919
Birthplace: South Dakota
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: George
Father's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Mother's Name: Catherine
Mother's Birth Place: Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Image: 145
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George Haider 62
Catherine Haider 52
John Haider 28
Henry Haider 25
Anton Haider 24
Fred Haider 22
Annie Haider 19
Lena Haider 16
Carl Haider 13
Frank Haider 10
Nich Haider 2/12

Nickolas M Heiter
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: South Dakota
State of Residence: South Dakota
County or City: Mc Cook

Enlistment Date: 16 Oct 1942
Enlistment State: Minnesota
Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 145

Nicholas M Heiter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Spouse: Laverne McGaa
Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1947
Marriage County: Pennington
County of Residence: Hanson
Post Office: Emery

Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.

Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Apr 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50828884

If you changed the location from unknown to Black Hills National Cemetery, it would be great. Thank you for the reply.

Kathy J

Added by swjmort on Jun 29, 2016 6:42 AM
RE: Hi Ellen
Hi Ellen,
What a great idea! I didn't know people did that!
I'm learning things everyday. Thanks Ellen so much for all your help!
Much appreciated friend,
Added by Sue on Jun 27, 2016 5:59 PM
Thanks Ellen!
Added by Becky on Jun 27, 2016 12:59 PM
Nicholas Marcus Heiter burial of ashes

I have found that Nicholas Heiter's ashes are buried with his wife in Black Hills National Cemetery.

Find A Grave Memorial # 137560334 added by novakpack and maintained by Beth.Bailey seems to be the same person.

The location of the burial is given as Plot: Col A, Row D, Site 37 and has a photo of the stone online at

You may be able to connect those two sites together. Thank you for putting the information that you provided online.

Kathy Johnson
Added by swjmort on Jun 27, 2016 2:45 AM
Hi Ellen
No thanks Ellen, but that's outside of what you do, so I'll try something different. Maybe join one of those site where you buy obits.
I do the same as you do. Just do a search & if I'm lucky, I will find it, but I haven't been lucky on these. No problem. Couldn't hurt to ask.
Take care & I'm glad you're getting on okay.
Added by Sue on Jun 25, 2016 9:11 PM
Thinking of you
Hi Ellen,
Im sorry for your loss. I dont like to think of losing my husband. :(
I do have a question. Do you just look up obituaries in Rapid City area or anywhere? Because I have a couple Ive been looking for & wonder if you might help me with them.
Im so glad for you that youre getting back to work on something thats important. To both of us.
Again, cherish the memories Ellen.
Best regards,
Atchison, KS
Added by Sue on Jun 25, 2016 12:27 PM
Thinking of you
Hi Ellen,
I'm sorry for your loss. I don't like to think of losing my husband. :(
I do have a question. Do you just look up obituaries in Rapid City area or anywhere? Because I have a couple I've been looking for & wonder if you might help me with them.
I'm so glad for you that you're getting back to work on something that's important. To both of us.
Again, cherish the memories Ellen.
Best regards,
Atchison, KS
Added by Sue on Jun 25, 2016 12:26 PM
Carl Steiger
Clyde Streeter
Yes I would like a copy of his obit. I have ties to Belle and Spearfish and like enhancing the memorial I made. I am willing to transfer to you on a request basis. And really appreciate you transferring my request at Hulett, my old home town.

Carl Steiger
Added by Carl Steiger on Jun 24, 2016 4:09 AM
Carl Steiger
Clyde Streeter
1935 and 1940 census have him born in Montana. Your edit has Belle. Where did you find that?

Carl Steiger
Added by Carl Steiger on Jun 23, 2016 7:34 PM
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