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Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM (Central).

St. John Lutheran Church
Norris, South Dakota

Belvidere Cemetery
Belvidere, South Dakota
One hour preceding the service at the church.

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In memory of

Pete Ferguson

of Norris, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 near Norris at the age of 51

Peter I. Ferguson was born in Kadoka, South Dakota on June 14, 1972. He was the second oldest out of four children of Ed and Carol Ferguson. He went to elementary school in Mission South Dakota for some of his younger years then he transferred to Prairieview School part of White River District. He graduated from White River High School in May 1990 while in high school he met his high school sweetheart Marla Wooden Knife. After high school he pursued his semi-trucking business Pete Ferguson Trucking and also started Pete Ferguson Ranch. While he trucked for 26 years he traveled all over the United States hauling cattle. In the summer of 2008 he rekindled their love with his high school sweetheart Marla at the Wooden Knife mud race they started dating. Two months later the couple got married on September 19th 2008 in White River Courthouse. The couple had been together for 15 years when he passed on Tuesday.

He was one of the most genuine loving men you would ever meet. Pete had a good sense of humor and was such a hard-working man. His family was his favorite part of life. He woke up early every day and started working on the ranch and would come in later to enjoy time with his wife and grandchildren, also taking a nap. He was always such a remarkably strong person, that anyone who had an encounter with him enjoyed his presence. We will truly miss him every day and carry him in our hearts forever.

Survivors include his wife Marla of Norris; a daughter Olivia Wooden Knife (Cole Iyotte) of Norris; a son Michael Grass, Jr. of Norris; grandchildren Cole Jr., Colton, Carter and Makenna Iyotte, Dennessa Red Elk, Dennis Wooden Knife, James Red Elk, Jovanna Rodriguez, Mae Wilcox, William, NaTalia, Paisley and Bayn Elliott; his mother Carol Ferguson of Norris; two brothers Jesse Ferguson of Norris, and Cole Ferguson of Rapid City; a sister Cora Brickman and her husband Scott of Black Hawk; brother in-law Waylon Wooden Knife of Rapid City; nieces Kaitlyn Ferguson, Moya Brickman, Suni Wooden Knife, and Shelley Wilcox; aunts and uncles: Chuck (Patsy) Ferguson, Irwin (Patsy) Ferguson, Owen (Bonnie) Ferguson, Chloe (Larry) Wiginton, and Clathy (Daniel) Renteria; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pete was preceded in death by his father Ed Ferguson on December 15, 2019, his mother-in-law Erna Wooden Knife; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. (CDT) at St. John Lutheran Church near Norris. Burial will follow a luncheon at the Belvidere Cemetery.

Friday, September 22, 2023 - 10:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
Norris, South Dakota

Pastor Gregory Hinners

Stuart Livermont
“Abide With Me”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Amazing Grace”

Emmanuel Quick Bear - Jim Bromwich - Cheyenne Schmidt
Wes Schmidt - Jerry Hicks - Duane Mednansky
Chris Heinert - Heath Bryan

Jesse Ferguson, Cole Ferguson, Cora (Scott) Brickman, Cole Leroy Colton, Carter, and Makenna Lyotte, Dennessa and James Red Elk, Dennis Wooden Knife, Joranna Rodriguez, Mae Wilcox, Jordyn, Hadyn, and Jared Young, Jai Wooden Knife, Kaitlyn F and Zach Eliott, William, Natalia, and Paisley Bayn, Evan and Dorothy Blia, Jerry and Nancy Hicks, Randy Tuttle, Keith Kaver, Rueben Janis, Robert and Sharon Ring, Danny and Susan Taft, Howard and Nette Heinerts, Brent Carry, John (Kris) Wooden Knife, Ken and Mary Lou Rider, Bertha and Leroy Morrison, Ansel and Teresa Wooden Knife

Belvidere Cemetery
Belvidere, South Dakota

  • So sorry to hear about Pete he was a good guy sending thoughts n prayers your way ~ Jo Ann Goodman 1805 W Fulton St Rapid City ,SD (9/22/2023)
  • I will always remember your laugh Pete. You were just like uncle Ed. So jovial and full of light and love. I hope you and your dad are laughing and talking about moving cows and hauling hay. Rest in peace Pete. You will forever be missed. ~ Debbie Ferguson Green River, WY (9/22/2023)
  • Pete trucked cattle for us and also I baby sit him as a young child so sad to hear of his passing thoughts and prayers to the family he will be greatly missed ~ Cindy brunson Igloo Sd (9/22/2023)
  • We're so sorry for your loss, and are holding all of the family in our prayers that you may get through this most difficult time . Pete will truly be missed. ~ Brad & Vicky Chauncey Junction City KS (9/22/2023)
  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. ~ Cliff & Nikki Bryan White river (9/21/2023)
  • Our sympathy to the family. May memories help with the healing of your heart. ~ Bill and Marsha Sumpter Kadoka (9/21/2023)
  • Sending my families live and prayers to you all, God bless you all. ~ Chris Huber Philip (9/21/2023)
  • Sending Prayers and Hugs to all the Families so sorry for your loss ~ Bonnie Madsen Kadoka SD (9/21/2023)
  • Nemo, South Dakota ~ Jen Bies (9/20/2023)