Deb Kuehn


Deborah Kuehn had finished work and was home at her parents’ the night of June 9, 1972. Her mother, Yvonne was working at Bennett-Clarkson hospital that night, and her father, Jim, was vice president and co-editor of the Rapid City Journal, and was keeping tabs on the situation. The family lived on Selkirk, just a few blocks from Jackson Blvd, and took in many people displaced by the flood.

Deb Kuehn moved back to Rapid City in 1988. She has worked as a certified nurse practitioner at Monument’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and at Black Hills Pediatrics. Deb’s hobbies include her cats, gardening, sewing and quilting, and rummaging.


April 2022


Adrian Ludens


Rapid City Public Library



Rapid City Public Library, “Deb Kuehn,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 17, 2022,