MIllie Dieter



Millie, her husband, their three children and two young German music students they were hosting were stuck in the Flood while evacuating the Dieter home. They were swept in different directions leaving Millie and her eight year old daughter, Patricia, clinging to a fence. Millie was separated from her daughter and eventually rescued from a tree. She lost her husband, Lowell Dieter, and Patricia in the Flood. Her two other children and the two German music students survived.


June 10, 2012


Stacy Wierenga


Rapid City Public Library, “MIllie Dieter,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022,