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Theodore “Ted” John Degen, Jr._______

Theodore (Ted) John Degen, Jr., 77, of Cottonwood, S.D., passed away on April 26, 2014.
He was born in Alexandria on February 5, 1937, to Theodore John Degen, Sr. and Francis Degen.
His wife, Mattie Degen, was by his side when he passed.
He spent his life working construction jobs and handling heavy equipment. He had a love of hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Degen; his children, Roland Degen of Sioux Falls, Robert Degen of Gillette, Wyo., Denise Warmer, Cliff Degen and Terry Degen, all of Montana; stepchildren, John Carlisle of Phoenix, Ariz., Harvey Carlisle of Charlotte, N.C., and Paula Carver of Rapid City. He had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings were Melvin Degen of Apache Junction, Ariz., Ilene Thackeray of Castle Grande, Ariz., Arnie Degen of Mitchell; Jerry Degen and Leroy Degen, both of Mitchell, Charles Degen of Alexandria, and Charlotte Lindsley of Piedmont.
A service will be held on Friday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Kirk Funeral Home, Rapid City. A luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Piedmont.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome. com