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Carl L. Snook

Carl Levi Snook, age 61, of Midland, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Christian funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14, at St. William Catholic Church in Midland, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

Music was provided by Barb Petoske, pianist, and Barb Jones, vocalist. Lector was Eleanor Zuccaro. Ushers were Jeff Willoughby and Mickey Daly. Pallbearers were Ronnie Sammons, Gene Jones, Dick Nemec, Shorty Jones, Chuck Zuccaro and Jerry Engelhaupt.

Interment was in the Midland Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Levi Snook was born on February 17, 1944 in Midland, SD, the son of Clair and Sylvia (Peters) Snook. He graduated from Midland High School in 1962, then attended Southern State Teacher's College at Springfield for a short time before returning to the beloved ranch, his favorite "spot" on earth.

Carl was united in marriage to Patricia Fenwick on August 8, 1964, in Midland. They purchased a farm in Meade County where they lived for a time before returning to the homestead, located seven miles north of Midland. Carl then spent the rest of his life living and working on the homestead, first with his father, until his father's retirement in 1986. Then Carl's son, Gary, joined Carl in operating the ranch until the time of his death.

Carl attended St. William Catholic Church in Midland. He served on the Midland Board of Education for eight years, was a former member of the Midland Area Jaycees, Bad River Dance Club, Midland Alumni Association, PTA, and Prairie Champions 4-H Club. His four grandchildren were the joys of his life.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Pat; one son, Gary Snook and his wife, Deborah, of Midland; one daughter, Lori Konst and her husband, Tracy, of Sturgis; four grandchildren Gavin and Garrett Snook, and Brooke and Brett Konst; his mother, Sylvia Snook of Midland; a sister, Gene Hudson and her husband, Dick, of Midland; a brother, Lelan Snook and his wife, Carol, of Alton, IL; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carl was preceded in death by his father, Clair Snook, a sister in infancy; and all of his aunts and uncles.

A memorial is established. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com