Published: Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Kenneth Roger ‘KR’ Stamp was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Yakima, Wash., to Lucille Stamp. His boyhood was on the Yakima Reservation attending elementary school in Toppenish, Wash. He graduated from high school in Mabton, Wash.
KR attended six months of college before joining the U.S. Navy in July 1951, serving four years. He was awarded the National Defense, Good Conduct, United Nations, Chinese Service, Korean Service medals and the Japanese Occupation Badge. KR left the Navy in July 1955 and went to work for U.S. Airlines for one year. He then joined the U.S. Army and served one enlistment. After the Army he worked in various occupations including oil field, short order cook and ranching.
KR came to Hot Springs, S.D., in 1979 and remained in the area. His last residence was in Custer, S.D. He retired from the State Department of Corrections in the Custer State Park in 1990.
In 1952 he was united in marriage to Marian Alexanderov. To this union one son was born. On March 28, 1981, he was united in marriage to Lola Perrigo of Custer. Lola died in December 1996. On Oct. 11, 1997, he was united in marriage to Maudine P. Lauseng of Custer.
KRâ��was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hill City (S.D.) and served as a Deacon. He loved life and people. He loved his Lord most.
KR died March 7, 2013, at Custer Regional Senior Care after a brief struggle with pulmonary disease. He was 84.
He was preceded in death by his mother, his son, two step-daughters and one step-grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Maudine of Custer; five step-sons; sons, Leroy (Doreen) Lauseng of San Diego, Calif., William Lauseng of Zion, Ill., Wendell (Joyce) Lauseng of Fairmont, Minn., Cameron (Deborah) Lauseng of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Russ (Carol) Perrigo of Custer; two step-daughters, Roselee (Donald) Blazek of Rush City, Minn., Bonnie (Robert) Brooking of Peoria, Ill.; 19 step-grandchildren; 28 step-great grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service which is at 10 a.m. at The Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hill City with Pastor Brian Anderson officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., with Military Honors provided by the South Dakota National Guard and the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guards.
Memorials have been established to either The Light House Assembly of God Church or The American Lung Association.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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