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Services Held Monday For Roy Stevicks, Sr.

The Burke Gazette of Burke, South Dakota

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Funeral services for Roy Stevicks were held on Monday, December 30, 2014 at the Burke Civic Center with Pastor Kenley Udd, officiating. Interment was held at Graceland Cemetery in Burke, SD.

Casket bearers were Ronnie Bohnet, Robert Antrim, Ruby Maki, Rashell Lemmel, Roy Antrim, Richard Volk, June Volk, Jackson Wenger, Shelby Bertram, Jerrod Wenger, Lorie Raschke, Glorie Stevicks, Tammy Oliver, Roy Stevicks, Ray Stevicks, Ted Stevicks, Sandy McPartland, Mary Hosford, Lee Stevicks, Anne Stevicks, Teresa Reimers, Terry Smith, Rachel Hoffman, Rocky Hoffman, Scott Gilbert, Brian Gilbert, Becky Hof-fine, Shelley Heath, Tracy Dehning, Stacy Anderson, TJ. Cook, Trenton Ehnes and Logan Ehnes. Honorary pallbearers were his great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and friends. Don & Betty Stevicks attended the registration. Music was provided by Roy King and Kenley Udd and Geoff Smith.

Roy Mac Stevicks was born in Dawson, NE, November 8, 1916 to Charles and Nora Stevicks. Roy was the tenth child of twelve children. In 1919 he moved with his family to a farm north of Lucas, SD. There, Roy grew up helping on the farm, attended school in Lucas and played baseball. In the early 1930s, his family lost their farm and moved to a farm south of Burke, SD. In the last 1930s, Roy got a job on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC Camps) in the Black Hills where they cleared trees, built dams and roads through the hills. From there Roy returned home and began farming.

In 1940 Roy met Ruby Melanie Baxa at a dance in Herrick, SD. Roy and Ruby were married on October 11, 1941 in Butte, NE. Due to the time of the year with work needing to be done, they waited to have their reception and dance until December 6, 1941. Roy and Ruby lived with Charles and Nora when first mar ried. There, they had three children, Sharon, Norma and Gloria.

In 1947, Roy and Ruby moved their family to the old Wilson Has-che farm southwest of Burke. They farmed, raised cattle, pigs, chickens and milked cows. Roy and Ruby had five more children, Roy, Karen, Debbie, Renee and Rhonda. They raised their family as Roy also did custom farming and got into trucking livestock and grain. Roy became well known throughout the area from his work and how he enjoyed helping his neighbors when needed. In his spare time, Roy enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, fishing, playing cards and attending auctions. He loved finding a good deal and having a good time doing it.

In 1985, Roy moved from the Wilson Hasche farm with his wife Ruby and daughter Rhonda to his son Roy's farm a mile northeast. Roy and Ruby built a new home, and later a two-car garage on the land there. Over the next 28 years, Roy spent his retirement raising pigs and helping his son farm. He enjoyed helping his daughters when he could and spending time with his grandchildren.

Roy Mac Stevicks passed away on December 25, 2013 in the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center at 97 years old. Roy and Ruby were married 72 incredible years. Roy often said that he felt his life's greatest achievement was his large family of eight children, 34 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren and 14 great great-grandchildren. Roy lived a good, full life and saw many sad and wonderful events. From wars and depressions to changing automobiles and farm equipment, to technological advances like the television and cell phones. He experienced so much, was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Roy is survived by his wife, Ruby, children: Norma (the late Robert) Antrim of Faith, SD, Roy A. (Betty) Stevicks of Burke, SD, Karen (Glenn) Gilbert of Gillette, WY, Debbie Hoffman of Gillette, WY, Renee (Todd) Cook of Mills, NE, and Rhonda (Shane) Ehnes of ried. There, they had three children, Sharon, Norma and Gloria.

In 1947, Roy and Ruby moved their family to the old Wilson Has-che farm southwest of Burke. They farmed, raised cattle, pigs, chickens and milked cows. Roy and Ruby had five more children, Roy, Karen, Debbie, Renee and Rhonda. They raised their family as Roy also did custom farming and got into trucking livestock and grain. Roy became well known throughout the area from his work and how he enjoyed helping his neighbors when needed. In his spare time, Roy enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, fishing, playing cards and attending auctions. He loved finding a good deal and having a good time doing it.

In 1985, Roy moved from the Wilson Hasche farm with his wife Ruby and daughter Rhonda to his son Roy's farm a mile northeast. Roy and Ruby built a new home, and later a two-car garage on the land there. Over the next 28 years, Roy spent his retirement raising pigs and helping his son farm. He enjoyed helping his daughters when he could and spending time with his grandchildren.

Roy Mac Stevicks passed away on December 25, 2013 in the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center at 97 years old. Roy and Ruby were married 72 incredible years. Roy often said that he felt his life's greatest achievement was his large family of eight children, 34 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren and 14 great great-grandchildren. Roy lived a good, full life and saw many sad and wonderful events. From wars and depressions to changing automobiles and farm equipment, to technological advances like the television and cell phones. He experienced so much, was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Roy is survived by his wife, Ruby, children: Norma (the late Robert) Antrim of Faith. SD, Roy

A. (Betty) Stevicks of Burke, SD, Karen (Glenn) Gilbert of Gillette, WY, Debbie Hoffman of Gillette, WY, Renee (Todd) Cook of Mills, NE, and Rhonda (Shane) Ehnes of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great great-grandchildren, son-in-laws, daughter-in-law and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, infant daughter Sharon, daughter Gloria, son-in-law Robert Antrim, grandson John, and great-grandchildren Rhadd, Jayden and Ranya.



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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014



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