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William H. Rough, 29. He was stationed at Ellsworth AFB and was working with the REACT trying to save lives when he perished. He was survived by his wife, his parents and three sisters. Buried in the Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow,…

SDOHP0955 - Goins, Rosemond.pdf
Background of Family Planning Service; Staff; Emotional problems of persons who were directly involved in the flood and also those who were not directly involved; Functions of Outreach workers following flood; Social work students from University of…

Glenn A. Root, 21. He was employed by a Rapid City Construction firm when he perished. He was survived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Buried in the Midland Cemetery, Midland, South Dakota.

Bernnie Roose, 53. He lived alone at 3029 Lanark and was relaxing in his home when a friend came to get him. By the time they reached a truck the water hit and he was swept away. He was survived by his mother and a son. He was buried in the Mountain…

Ronald Kuecker.mp3
Ronald Kuecker's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

SDOHP0513 - Kohn.pdf
[Northwest quarter, southeast quarter, section 9, township 1 north, range 7 east] Rise of water around home; Home knocked off foundation by another house - family trapped in home all night; Observation of water throughout the night; Escape from home…

Their flood story is one of life-changing loss. They have traveled the world to help others cope with grief & loss.

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Elmer H. Rohrs, 78. He was employed by the Black Hills Racing Association and was trying to reach his home from the Dog Tracks when he perished. He was survived by his wife, one son and two sisters. Buried in the Black Hawk Cemetery.

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Tina Robinson Grave.jpg
Tina was born to James E Robinson who was a civilian employee at Ellsworth Air Force base and Laura A. Robinson.
She died in the flood in 1972 that also took the life of her mother. She is buried in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis SD. She…

Laura Robinson.jpg
Laura A. Robinson was born May 24, 1939 to Charles Brown and Tena Iron Elk at Wasta SD. She married James E Robinson in April of 1959 in Rapid City. Laura worked for Carroll Cleaners and she and her husband lived at 1700 Campbell Street in Flamingo…

Robin Fischer worked for the United States Civil Service and was a National Guardsman. He spent the night of June 9th rescuing people stranded by the flood waters.

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Mary A. Robbins, 67. She lived on Canyon Lake Drive where she perished. She was survived by two sons and one daughter. Buried in the Elk Point Cemetery, Elk Point, South Dakota.

Transcripts and interview questions in the Robb DeWall Collection.
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