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Down Country Roads Publisher Charley Najacht Editor Norma Najacht Advertising Sales Kate Najacht: 605-673-2217 chroniclewriter2@gmail.com Elaine Studt: 605-440-1248 custerads@gmail.com Advertising Graphic Design Joshua Najacht & Darrell Mohr 605-673-2217 • custerads@gwtc.net Accounting Manager Jeanne Fuerstenberg 605-673-2217 • custerchronicle@gmail.com Subscriptions 605-673-2217 1 year (6 issues) $40.00 Back Copy Sales Southern Hills Pub., Inc. 605-673-2217 $7.00 each Editorial/Advertising/Production Office 522 Mount Rushmore Road Custer, SD 57730, P.O. Box 551 605-673-2217 To submit photos or editorial copy for consideration for publication, email custerchronicle@gwtc.net Down­Country­Roads­is­published­bimonthly­(Jan./Feb.,­Mar./Apr.,­May/June, July/Aug.,­Sept./Oct.,­Nov./Dec.)­by­Southern­Hills­Publishing,­Inc.,­ PO­Box­551,­Custer,­SD­57730. ©­All­rights­reserved.­Contents­of­this­magazine­may­not­be­reproduced­in­any manner­without­written­consent­from­publisher.­Down­Country­Roads­assumes no­responsibility­for­the­return­of­unsolicited­manuscripts,­photography­or­art- work,­and­reserves­the­right­to­reject­any­editorial­or­advertising­material.­ Down­Country­Roads­cannot­be­held­liable­for­errors­and­omissions.­ 4 DOWN COUNTRY ROADS Remembrances of Mary Doescher Dear­Editor, Saw­the­great­article­about­Mary­Doescher­in­Down­Country Roads.­I­never­have­forgotten­the­chalk­art­she­did­for­us­as­kids back­in­Alpena.­ I­ was­ one­ of­ her­ 34 third­ and­ fourth­ grade­ students­ from Alpena­in­1961.­I­married­Donna­Jager,­who­was­one­of­her pupils­in­1963.­She­died­of­cancer­in­2009,­and­I­remarried­in 2013.­ I­was­in­the­same­hospital­room­as­Lawrence­back­in­1963.­I remember­her­being­there­often,­and­I­remember­his­going­home to­be­with­our­Lord­and­Savior.­Dr.­Dean­informed­me­when­I was­40­years­old­that­I­should­not­have­survived­back­then,­as well.­What­he­didn’t­know­was­that­the­Lord­had­other­plans­for me! About­the­16th­year­into­my­20­years­of­working­at­the­Music Center­in­Huron,­my­calling­to­the­ordained­ministry­was­heard and­followed­through­on.­I­entered­Dakota­Wesleyan­University at­the­age­of­38.­ I­am­in­retirement­from­the­United­Methodist­Church.­I­have done­pulpit­supply­at­Pringle­and­Edgemont.­However,­in­May 2018,­I­was­asked­to­consider­becoming­one­of­two­chaplains­at the­South­Dakota­Veterans­Home­in­Hot­Springs.­That­is­what I’m­doing­with­my­retirement! Darwin Kopfmann Custer