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Howard H. Johannesen

Howard H. Johannesen, age 62, of Quinn, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Howard H. Johannesen was born November 21, 1943, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the son of Harry Edward and Thelma (Chadwick) Johannesen. Howard grew up on the family farm east of Quinn, where he lived his entire life. He received his elementary education at the Hiway School across the road from the ranch, and graduated in the last graduating class from Quinn High School in 1961. After graduating, Howard ranched and did carpentry work with his father.

Howard was united in marriage to Palma Long in November 1964, and to this union was born four children, Alan, Harry, Kathy and David. Howard continued to live on the ranch and do carpentry work.

Howard loved his animals and treated them as part of the family, and always grew a big garden. Howard enjoyed square-dancing, a hobby he has done since grade school.

Grateful for having shared his life include three sons: Alan Johannesen and his wife, Paula, of Rapid City, Harry Johannesen of Rapid City, and David Johannesen of Spearfish; one daughter: Kathy Stark and her husband, Jeff, of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Thelma Johannesen of quinn; two brothers, Jerry Johannesen and his wife, Jody, of Wall, and Gene Johannesen and his wife, Ester, of Wall; one sister: Betty Blaszkowski and her husband, Bruno, of Rapid City; special friends: Kathleen Mohler of Rapid City, and Jesse and Alice Baysinger of Quinn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Interment will be in the Quinn Cemetery.

At Howard’s request, no suits or ties are needed to attend the funeral.

A memorial is established.

Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall, is in charge of arrangements.