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Marguerite Mary King

Marguerite Mary King, age 90, of Murdo, died Tuesday evening at the Maryhouse in Pierre.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, October 12, at the St. Martin Catholic Church in Murdo with Father Timothy Castor as celebrant.

Music was provided by Rose Comp, organist, and Cliff Krogman, guitarist. Usher was Raymond Brink. Pallbearers were Sonny and Blaine Krogman, Dave, Les and Terry Sherwood and Cameron Novotny.

Interment was in the Murdo Cemetery.

Marguerite Mary McIver was born March 8, 1917, on a farm south of Presho, SD, the daughter of Morris and Louise (Nelson) McIver. She lived in Presho until she married Francis King and moved to their ranch south of Draper, SD. Francis and Marguerite had two children, Kim Francis King and Tanya Michele King Brink.

While living on their ranch, Marguerite occupied her time by gardening, canning and raising a variety of flowers. After the passing of her husband Marguerite moved to Murdo, where she could spend more time with her family.

Marguerite's first love was her family. She spent countless hours raising and taking care of them. Marguerite also loved horses and anything that had to do with horses including statues, pictured and rodeos. Marguerite loved to travel whenever it was feasible. One of her favorite stories was a road trip from California to New York in her aunt's Cadillac. In her spare time Marguerite loved to read and write poetry and short stories.

Survivors include her daughter, Tanya Brink and her husband, Gene, of Murdo; a grandson, C.J. Brink of Sioux Falls; two sisters, Betty Boyle and her husband, Harold, of Whitewood, and Dorothy Nichols of Pierre; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, in 1984; her son, Kim Francis King; her parents, Morris and Louise; three brothers, Morris McIver of Milwaukee, Hugh McIver of Omaha, NE, and Julius McIver of Hot Springs; five sisters, Gladys Brave of Volga, Helene Krogman and Opal Sherwood, both of White River, Verdeen Coffey of Homo-sasa, FL, and Ora Novonty of Deadwood.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome. com