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Margaret E. Quinn

Margaret Ella Quinn, age 84, of Rapid City, died Friday, May 06, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Bella Vista Nursing Home in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 9, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

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

Music was provided by Maureen Palecek, organist/vocalist. Lector was Keith Emerson. Ushers were Rick Borkovec, Joel Harsma and Kevin Bierwagen. Pallbearers were Margaret’s nephews: Pat, Tim, Jerry, Ray, Jim and Brady Quinn, Eli and Rex Berry. Honorary pallbearers were Margaret’s nieces: Claudia Forshier, Janelle Smith, Delores Kummer, Lori Bierwagen, Kathy Borkovec, Anna Harsma, Nancy Black, Carmel Gorham, Diane Cooper and Barb Fore.

Margaret Ella Quinn was born January 8, 1921, at Sheboygan Falls, WI, the daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Phalen) Quinn. She grew up on the Hudson Flat in northeastern Haakon County along with one sister and three brothers. After graduating from the eighth grade, she helped area families taking care of children and helping around the house. In 1958, Margaret and her parents moved to Rapid City, where she has since resided.

Margaret enjoyed playing cards and did fancy work.

Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Berry of Mora, MN; three brothers, Jack Quinn and his wife, Donna, of Milesville, Leo Quinn and his wife, Joyce, of Rapid City, and Anthony Quinn of Rapid City. Margaret is also survived by eight nephews, 10 nieces, their families and her many friends from Bella Vista.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; three nephews, Michael, Joe and Tom; her sister-in-law, Esther Quinn; and her brother-in-law, Claude Berry.

A memorial has been established in Margaret's memory for St. Mary's Catholic Church of Milesville, SD.