Funeral Mass was Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. A Committal Service was held at Mizpah Catholic Cemetery in Plankinton, SD.
Bernice Helen (Powers) Altman was born on April 27, 1926 to David and Mary (Berkemeir) Powers on the family farm near Kimball, SD.
She then began working in January of 1974 at Community Bailey Hospital through its transition to Mid Dakota Hospital until June of 2003.
In 2010, Gordon was honored to be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
Over the years, Gordon was recognized for his many acts of community service on the local and state level.
On August 4, 1947 Bernice was united in marriage to Eugene Altman at St. To this union five children were born: Dwayne, John Anthony, Diane, Dennis and Doug.
They made their home in Plankinton, SD where Bernice continued to teach in rural schools.
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Readers, all too often, go straight to the General Discussion thread to post news that is already the topic of a thread or to ask a question that is already being discussed elsewhere.Gordon Richard Garnos, age 81, of Watertown, SD, passed away on December 9, 2016, surrounded by his wife and family. Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD, at a later date.Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers will be the “Wheel Inn Coffee Groups” and members of the Watertown Elks Lodge #838. Air Force and working a couple years, he graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964.He was a member of the Watertown Parks and Recreation Board for 22 years, and in 2002 was elected to the Watertown City Council, where he served two terms.Gordon was appointed to the South Dakota Career Service Commission in 1991, and served until earlier this year.Gordon was born in Presho, South Dakota on April 6, 1935, to Carl and Louise (Sehnert) Garnos. Two years later, he returned to the newsroom at the Public Opinion, later holding the positions of Area Editor and News Editor, and then named Editor of the newspaper in 1980. During his 36-year career in journalism, Gordon received numerous state and national awards.