Lucille W. Noack

Lucille W. Noack, age 94, of Philip, SD, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille W. Whitney was born August 31, 1909, in Harding County near Strewel, SD, the daughter of Simeon J. and Harriet (Esmay) Whitney.

When she was three years old, her mother died and Lucille moved to Wessington Springs, SD, with her grandparents. She grew up and received her elementary education in Wessington Springs. Her grandmother died when she started high school, so she moved to Lane, SD, where she made her home with her aunt and uncle, Grace and Pete Theis, and completed high school. She then attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, SD. After business school, she came to Philip to work as a secretary for her uncle, O.K. Whitney. While in Philip, she joined the Presbyterian Church, and has continued to be a member for 75 years.

Lucille was united in marriage to Eugene Carl Noack on July 24, 1934, in Philip.

They made their home on Eugene’s parents‚ homestead located in the Lucerne community seventeen miles north and two miles east of Philip. They continued to reside on the farm-ranch until moving into the Senechal Apartments in 1992, where they resided until moving into the Philip Nursing Home in 1999.

Her husband, Eugene, preceded her in death on January 4, 2000.

She continued living in the Philip Nursing Home until the time of her death.

Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Carl Noack of Philip; two daughters, Marjorie Thorvaldson and her husband, Gerald, of Casper, WY, and Catherine Kroetch and her husband, Charles, of Philip; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Whitney of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Eugene Carl Noack, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank and Kenneth Whitney; one grandson, Jeffrey Kroetch; and one great-grandson in infancy.

A memorial is established.