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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.

Dawne recounts her memories of her father who was involved in the rescue efforts.

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…

Jerome Wright was instrumental in a number of rescues, including a mother and baby, and also volunteered for weeks after the flood.

Don was 16 the night of the Flood. His family's mobile home park lost 30-40 trailers that evening. His father was in Canada and knew nothing of the Flood or his ruined business until a float plane landed at the lake in Canada where he was fishing and…

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

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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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.

[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…

Donald was visiting a fellow retired military friend at his home near Meadowbrook Golf Course the evening of the Flood. He and his friend were in the basement trying to keep things from getting wet when their wives called from upstairs and said, "The…

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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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Anna E. Vucurevich, 90. She lived at 737 Riverside Drive, where she perished. She was survived by three sons. Buried in Alhambra, California.

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Rosemary T. Vogt, 41. She lived with her husband, who was stationed at Ellsworth AFB. She, her husband and another couple were trying to drive away from the flood waters when their car was blocked by a trailer house that floated by. They stepped out…
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