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Written Memory

Scott was in Baken Park the evening of the Flood. He lost two high school classmates and the Texaco station where he worked washed away. Scott was recruited to search for survivors.

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Lucy L. Schweigman, 83. She lived with her husband at 220 West Blvd North where she perished with her husband. She was survived by two sons and four daughters. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Jacob H. Schweigman, 82. He lived at 220 West Blvd North where he and his wife perished. He was survived by two sons and four daughters. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Edna A. Schuster, 83. She lived at 1731 West Omaha Street where she perished. She was survived by one son. She was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Mable H. Schullian, 78. She was living with some friends in Box Elder, South Dakota, at the time of her death from the flood. She was buried in the Bear Butt Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.

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Maxine Savely, 54. She lived (or was visiting her mother—who survived the flood) near Canyon Lake when she perished. She was survived by her mother, one son and two daughters. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Sandra and her husband set up camp leaving his Indian motorcycle and gear below Victoria Lake the evening before the Flood. Four of their friends stayed at the campsite however and were forced to climb to the top of a hill, clinging to trees in order…

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Ralph was born Aug 27,1934 in Ashville OH to Arthur Sampsill and Clara Swank Sampsill his mother survives him in Ohio. Ralph went into the United States Army July 30,1954 and served in Korea, as a Sp 3 in the Military Police.

He married Marline…

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Michael J. Sampsill, 8. He was a student at the Meadowbrook Grade School. He perished with his father, mother and a brother. He was survived by one brother. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Marline Sampsill, 34. She lived in Jackson Park off of Jackson Blvd. She perished there with her husband and two sons. She was survived by one son, one brother and one sister. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Bill A. Sampsill, 11. He was a student at the Meadowbrook Grade School. He perished with his father, mother and a brother. He was survived by one brother. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Sam Bice full.mp3
Seventeen year old Sam Bice lived with his family--and delivered the newspaper--in the Braeburn addition in 1972. He talks about what happened the night of the flood, the heavy death toll among his neighbors, and the odds things he found in the days…

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Ruthella T. Ruud, 75. She lived at 725 ½ Riverside Drive where she perished. She was survived by one son, one brother and one sister. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Subjects: Involved in body search and rescue following flood; Debris removal with heavy equipment; Dogs used for body search; Discovered body June 26, 1972; Estimation of depth of water. Deadwood, June 27, 1972

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Cheryl Roth Runestad was born April 8,1950 to Bertram Roth and Louise Kunkel. She graduated from Mitchell SD High School in 1968 and on August 1970 she married Mark Runestad in Mitchell. The moved to Rapid City in 1971 and Cheryl worked as a teachers…

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Mable E. Ruhe, 85. She lived at 734 ½ Riverside Drive where she perished. She was survived by one son and one daughter. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.
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