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Marrdell P. Picht, 64. She perished with her husband in the flood. She is survived by two sons. Her body was never recovered, but she is memorized in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Forrest E. Picht, 67. A retired salesman who perished with his wife in the flood. He was survived by two sons. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Lonelle R. Phipps, 6. She perished with two sisters when she was in a car that was hit by a wall of water and swept away on Highway 79. Her dad went for a wrecker and tried to pull the car out, but the wrecker started to go into a ditch. He tried to…

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Carla J. Phipps, 5. She was in her family car with her two sisters when it was hit by a wall of water on Highway 79 and was swept away. Her dad went for a wrecker and tried to pull the car out, but the wrecker started to go into a ditch. He tried to…

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Beth M. Phipps, 4. She was in her family car when it was washed away on Highway 79 by being hit by a wall of water. Her dad went for a wrecker and tried to pull the car out, but the wrecker started to go into a ditch. He tried to stay with the car…

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Freeman F. Phillips, 21. He was a member of the National Guard and perished while trying to save a person from a stranded car near Box Elder Creek. He was survived by his parents, his wife, one brother and one sister. Buried in the Black Hills…

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Philip Wendling's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

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Written Memory

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Estel M. Petersen, 17. She perished with her mother and sister on Chicago Street, Survived by her father and one brother. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Drucilla Petersen, 9. She perished with her mother and sister on Chicago Street. Survived by her father and one brother. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Audrey J. Petersen, 40. She was visiting her sister on Chicago Street where she perished with her two young daughters and her sister. Survived by her husband and one son. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Marvin Pepper, 23. He was a Staff Sergeant at Ellsworth AFB. He was working with REACT trying to save lives when he perished. He was survived by his pregnant wife, his parents and one sister. Buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

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Rosa C. Paulsen, 75. She lived at 431 New York Street, Rapid City, where she perished. She was survived by one son and two daughters. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Paul and his sister waded the waters together the night of the flood.

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James W. Patrick, 42. He was the foreman at the Metz Bakery at the time that he perished in the flood. He lived at 2121 W. St. Anne, Rapid City. He was survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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