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Michael Tennyson

Michael Tennyson, age 58 of Irene, SD, formerly of Quinn, died November 24, 2008, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene.

Michael Thomas Tennyson, the son of Gail and Frances (Gates) Tennyson, was born March 5, 1950, in Rapid City, SD. He attended eight years of grade school in Quinn, and graduated from Wall High School in 1968. After graduation, he attended vocational school in Rapid City for one year.

Due to health reasons, Michael moved to Yankton. While in Yankton he worked numerous jobs, including Dale's Electronics.

In 2000, Michael moved into the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene, South Dakota, where he has since resided. Michael enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar, and writing songs.

Grateful for having shared his life include his mother, Frances Tennyson of Rapid City; two sisters, Marilyn Stor of Denver, CO, and Debra Johnson and her husband, Douglas, of Omaha, NE; four nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his father Gail Tennyson on January 21, 2002.

Michael's kindness and gentle spirit will be missed.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 2, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Sheri Fadley officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery.

A memorial is established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com