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Archive - 2013

September 13th

Audrey L. Gerlach_______________________________

Audrey Louise Gerlach, a twin and the youngest of five children,
was born January 31, 1919, to Oscar and Mary (Weinandy) Lund on a ranch near Faith, S.D. Audrey's mother passed away two days later. Her father was left to
raise five children, two of them newborns and the oldest only five years old.
Audrey and her siblings attended the one-room school at Arrowhead where their father drove the horse-drawn school bus. After graduating from Faith High School in 1936, she and her twin sister Joan came to Rapid City to


Lucille Brunsch_________________________________

Lucille Brunsch, age 93, Norris, S.D., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 5, 2013, at her home west of Norris.


Connie O’Bryan__________________

Connie O’Bryan, age 63, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Murdo, S.D., died August 20, 2013, in Anaheim.
Connie Jackson was born in 1950, in Philip, the daughter of Bill and Alice (Dietrich) Jackson. She grew up and received her education in Murdo, graduating from Murdo High School in 1968. She then moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where she married David Ching, and to this union were born three sons.
Connie worked for an insurance firm for many years until her health forced her retirement in July of 2013.


Lila M. Ames_________________________________

Lila M. Ames, age 79, Green Bay, Wis., area resident, died peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born September 28, 1933, in Philip, S.D., to Clinton and Florence (Eymer) Neville.
Lila grew up on her father’s ranch and graduated from Philip High School, Class of 1951.


Dr. Harry W. Kunkle____________________________

Dr. Harry William Kunkle, 92, of Altoona and Des Moines, Iowa, died July 2, 2013.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Isabel (Peterson), in 1996. He is survived by his sister and best friend, Edythe Cavanaugh of Lohrville; children Marie Kunkle-Nagel (Steven) of Altoona, John (Ellen) of La Grange, Ill., Bob (Bev Schmitt) of Boone, and Ted (Ruth) of Des Moines. He will be deeply missed by eight loving grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friends and relatives.


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