Wilma Daniel, age 98, of Philip, S.D., died Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Wilma Orpha Ernst Daniel was born December 3, 1914, near Bloomfield, Iowa, the second of five children born to Emanuel and Iva (Provo) Ernst. In 1919, the family moved to a ranch 28 miles north of Midland. She attended grade school in a country school and high school in Midland.
Wilma was united in marriage to Paul Richard Daniel on October 30, 1931, in Gillette, Wyo. They made their home 12 miles northeast of Philip. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death on April 19, 1972. She continued to make her home on the ranch northeast of Philip until moving into the Kadoka Nursing Home on November 4, 2011, where she has since resided.
Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Gene Daniel and his wife, Doris, of Philip; two grandsons, Shane Daniel and his wife, Cher, of Rapid City, and Aaron Daniel and his wife, Lane, of Billings, Mont.; two great-grandsons, Alec and Quinn of Rapid City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Paul, Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter at birth; and three brothers, Orville, Arlo, and John Ernst; and one sister, Willa.
Services were held Monday, December 17, at Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to the donor’s choice, or the Haakon County Prairie Transportation.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com