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Anton B. Zieglmeier, 31. He was the Division Manager for Sears and lived at 3924 West Chicago Street, where he was electrocuted in the flood. He was survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Charles Young, 2. A young baby that perished on 11th Street. He was survived by his parents. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Tracy Winsel, 5. He perished with his mother and sister and four other family members. He was survived by his father Raymond Allen Winsel who currently resides in Rapid City. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Rachel Gall Winsel, 25. She perished with her two children and four other family members. She was survived by her husband. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Lisa Winsel, 2. She perished with her mother and brother and four other family members. She was survived by her father Raymond Allen Winsel who currently resides in Rapid City. Buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City.

William Hough tells his story of escaping the flood waters with his five year-old son and how the events of June 9 have stayed with his family.

SDOHP0554 - Hixson, William.pdf
[Southeast quarter, southwest quarter, section 8, range 7 east, township 1 north] Rise of water in Rapid Creek, Braeburn Addition; Evacuation from home about 10 p.m.; Rise of water on Riverdell Drive while evacuating mother and stepfather; Mr. Hixson…

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Daniel Wickard, 26. He volunteered as a reserve officer, working with a regular duty officer. He perished while trying to save others lives. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and his parents. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Phyllis A. Whiting, 44. She perished with her husband while working with the Radio Emergency Assistance Communication Team. She was survived by two sons, one daughter, her mother and one sister. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Herbert Whiting, 47. He was a Master Electrician at the Whiting Electric Company. He and his wife perished while helping with the Radio Emergency Assistance Communication Team. He was survived by two sons, one daughter, one brother and one sister.…

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Evelyn White Bull, 37. She was a widow. It is presumed that she was buried at Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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Herbert M. Weisz, 69. He was a professor of mining engineering at the School of Mines at the time that he perished. He lived at 3618 Cottonwood with his wife. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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She was born to Pedro Egnatich and Maria Vujoich Egnatich, she came to the US in 1920 and she and her husband lived in Lead SD until 1967 when they moved to California. Her husband Trivko died in 1969 and she moved to Rapid City where her son was…

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Rosemary Tolzien Vogt was born August 30, 1930 in South Dakota to Lawrence Tolzien and Marion Davison Tolzien. In the 1930 census Marion Tolzien is 16 years old and living with her parents in Clark county SD but Lawrence is not with her, this was in…

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[Southeast quarter, southwest quarter, section 8, township 1 north, range 7 east] Damage to homes in Braeburn Addition; Home knocked off foundation and moved about 70 feet; Experiences of neighbors

Written Memory

Vesper's mobile home was destroyed by flood waters the night of June 9. Forty years after the disaster, her class ring was returned to her by a member of the salvage team who had found the ring during the clean-up efforts and spent four decades…

Vern Bauer was on duty as a patrolman with the Rapid City Police Department the night of the flood. His assignment was the west side of Rapid City.

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Francis G. VanLeuven, 53. He was a Carpenter and Contractor. He lived with his wife at 704 Chicago Street, where he and his wife perished. He was survived by one daughter and two brothers. He was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Robert Vanderbeek, 42. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Norwest Belle Telephone Company. He perished with his wife and one son on Waverly Street. He was survived by one son, one brother and three sisters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery,…
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