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Blake Thornton, 33. He was stationed at Ellsworth AFB and perished trying to save lives while working for the Radio Emergency Assistance Team (REACT), along with three other members of his team. He was survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.…

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Paul was born 15 Aug 1889 to Paul and Matilda Olson Thompson in South Dakota. He was a retired yard manager for Building Materials he was buried in Riverside Cemetery Huron SD. Paul was born 15 Aug 1880 at Mitchell SD to Paul and Matilda Olson…

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Lisa was born July 15, 1887 in Minneapolis Minnesota to Eling Aase and Unknown.

Lisa attended school in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School and then attended Teachers College in Winona MN. After graduating from college she taught for…

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John C. Thomas, 44. He was the manager of the John Thomas Insurance Agency. He lived in the Braeburn Addition of Dark Canyon, where he perished with his wife and son. He was survived by one daughter and a step-mother. Buried in the Black Hills…

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John C. Thomas, Jr., 21. He was a student and living with his parents in Dark Canyon, where he perished with his father and mother. He was survived by one sister. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Jean M. Thomas, 40. She was employed with the Bell Telephone Service. She lived with her husband, son and daughter in the Braeburn Addition of Dark Canyon, where she perished with her husband and son. She was survived by one daughter. Buried in the…

Theresa was seven years old the evening of the Flood. She evacuated with her Mother to higher ground that evening. She remembers her Father being gone a lot that summer as he was working to repair telephone lines.

Teresa worked for the telephone company as an operator in 1972. The evening of the Flood she was working the 3-11 p.m. shift. Telephone lines were down and all calls had to be routed through an operator, including death notification calls. Teresa was…

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Richard was born January 2, 1955 Richard Tell and Dorothy Steffans Tell in Hennepin County Minnesota.

Richard was a Junior at Grace High School in Fridley MN. He had siblings Virginia Kemp, Michael , Elizabeth Brant and Dorothy Davies.
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William E. Taylor, 6. He perished with his brother and sister. He was survived by his parents. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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William A. Taylor, Jr., 5. He perished with his brother and sister. He was survived by his parents. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Shannon V. Taylor, 4. She perished with her two brothers. She was survived by her parents. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Flora E. Taylor, 79. She lived in the Braeburn Addition in Dark Canyon, where she perished. She was survived by two sons. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Henry W. Tank, 36. He was a lieutenant in the Rapid City Fire Department and died in a rescue mission. He was survived by his wife and two daughters. Buried in the Britton Cemetery, Britton, South Dakota.

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Roger was born July 16, 1954 in Aberdeen SD to Calvin Tadlock and Lucille Bothello. He graduated from Central High School in May. He had come to Rapid City about a week before the flood.

Roger is survived by his parents two brothers, Paul and…

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Mary L. Swanson, 11. She lived with her mother at 1040 E. Ohio Street. She was survived by her mother. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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George A. Sumners, 35. He was a Rapid City Fireman that perished in the flood. He was survived by his wife, one son and two sisters. Buried in White River, South Dakota.

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Geraldine L. Stuart, 30. She was survived by her mother, four sisters and one brother. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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John J. Stroup, 49. He was employed by the Black Hills Material Company. He was survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. Buried in the Cedar Hills Cemetery, Ft. Pierre, South Dakota.
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