Geil Smith

Geil Smith, age 97 of Kadoka, SD, died September 5, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services were held Tuesday, September 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, Lyndy Ireland and Joyce Wheeler, vocalists, and congregational hymns.

Ushers were Karen Erickson and Karen Schindler. Pallbearers were Paul Schindler, Mark Schindler, Robert Erickson, Bob Enders, Todd Enders and Vernon Uhlir.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Geil Lorraine Bundy was born December 28, 1910, the daughter of Robert Bruce and Minnie (Sission) Bundy on her parents' homestead in the Belvidere area. She grew up on a farm-ranch west of Belvidere and received her education in Belvidere.

Geil was united in marriage to Howard Smith on February 20, 1929, in Kadoka. They ranched on the White River south of Stamford until retiring in 1945, when they moved into Kadoka.

After her husband's death on September 12, 1984, Geil continued to make her home in Kadoka. In August 1994, she moved into the Gateway Apartments until moving into the Kadoka Nursing Home in 1996, where she has since resided.

Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Schindler and her husband, Marvin, of Roseville, MN; three grandchildren, Karen Erickson and her husband, Gordon, of Poway, CA, Paul Schindler and his wife, Karen, of Anchorage, AK, and Mark Schindler of St. Paul, MN; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Erickson and his wife, Peggy, Christine Perkins and her husband, Nick, and Robert Erickson; a nephew, Bob Enders and his wife, Genie, of Evergreen, CO; great-niece and nephews, Laurie MacArthur and her husband, Tim, of Evergreen, CO, and Lance and Todd Enders, both of Denver, CO; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Howard, Geil was preceded in death by a sister, Elna Hortman on June 30, 2007; and a half-sister, Meda Bundy.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Kadoka Presbyterian Church and the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com