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James Eugene Grazier



James Eugene Grazier, age 81, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away on January 14, 2017, at his home in Hot Springs.

James was born December 18, 1935, in Cheyenne Agency, SD, to Steven and Myrtle (Keoke) Grazier. He served in the United States Navy from 1955, until his honorable discharge in 1958.

After the military, James became a ranch hand and continued to do so throughout his life, until he became disabled in 1997. At that time, he began living at the Brookeside Apartment Complex in Hot Springs.

Survivors include one aunt, Arlene (Keoke) Miller of Peever, SD, and numerous cousins.

James is preceeded in death by his parents, Steven and Myrtle (Keoke) Grazier; brother, Thomas Grazier; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Etta (Grant) Keoke; aunts, Phyllis E. Keoke;  Blossom Keoke; uncles, Levi Keoke; Willis Keoke; William Keok; Marquette Keoke and Robert Keoke.

All night wake service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the SWO Community Center. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, also at the SWO Community Center in Agency Village. Burial took place this spring at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at

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