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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.

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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.

SDOHP0587 - Rantapaa.pdf
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

Steve was 11 years old the evening of the Flood living on Sheridan Lake Road at the backside of Storybook Island. He and his father were stuck in their home by rising flood waters. His father saved his life after a car plowed through the floor of the…

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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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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…

Rita Rosales talks about her experiences in downtown Rapid City the evening of the flood.

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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.

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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…

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…

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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 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…

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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…
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