Harold C. Finck
Harold Clifford Finck, 82, died peacefully at Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House on Saturday, October 27, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Harold was born August 30, 1930, in Murdo, S.D., to Harry and Marie (Schellenberger) Finck. He was the youngest of nine children, and was raised and attended schools in Jones County. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Des Moines from 1950-1954.
On July 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Karen Peters. To this union two children were born, Lynette and Steve, who were his pride and joy. He was employed at the Okaton State Bank and Western States Wholesale before moving to Rapid City in 1964. He worked for Brown Swiss and Harold's Home Delivery in retail route sales until he retired in December of 1992. He was known by many as their milkman, or simply as “Pepsi.” Others will remember him as always having a smile and a unique sense of humor. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Karen Finck; his sister, Edna Mae Hensley, Belgrade, Mont.; his son, Steve (Kris) Finck, Black Hawk; his daughter, Lynette (Renzo) Bianchi, Colorado Springs, Colo., and his "Grands," Joshua, his "main sqeeze," Kaitlyn, his "favorite granddaughter," and Logan, his "PeeWee," Fort Collins, Colo. Some of his favorite times were those spent with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.
Services were held Wednesday, October 31, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Diehl officiating.
Burial was in Pine Lawn Memorial Park with military honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 at the South Dakota National Guard.
A memorial has been established.
His online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com.