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Margaret Ella Quinn, age 84, of Rapid City, died Friday, May 06, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Bella Vista Nursing Home in Rapid City.

Margaret Ella Quinn was born January 8, 1921 at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Phalen) Quinn. She grew up on the Hudson Flat in northeastern Haakon County along with one sister and three brothers. After graduating from the eighth grade, she helped area families taking care of children and helping around the house. In 1958, Margaret and her parents moved to Rapid City, where she has since resided.

Margaret enjoyed playing cards and did fancy work.

Survivors include her sister Elizabeth Berry of Mora, Minnesota; three brothers Jack Quinn and his wife Donna of Milesville, Leo Quinn and his wife Joyce of Rapid City, and Anthony Quinn of Rapid City. Margaret is also survived by eight nephews, ten nieces, their families and her many friends from Bella Vista.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; three nephews, Michael, Joe and Tom; her sister-in-law Esther Quinn and her brother-in-law Claude Berry.

Visitation was held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

A memorial has been established in Margaret’s memory for St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Milesville, South Dakota.


Monday, May 9, 2005 10:00 a.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Philip, South Dakota


Father Ron Garry



Maureen Palecek – Organist / Vocalist

"Faith Of Our Father"

"Come Holy Ghost"



Keith Emerson



Rick Borkovec – Joel Harsma – Kevin Bierwagen



Margaret’s Nephews

Pat Quinn – Tim Quinn – Eli Berry

Jerry Quinn – Ray Quinn – Jim Quinn

Rex Berry – Brady Quinn



Margaret’s Nieces

Claudia Forshier – Janelle Smith – Delores Kummer

Lori Bierwagen – Kathy Borkovec – Anna Harsma

Nancy Black – Carmel Gorham - Diane Cooper

Barb Fore



Masonic Cemetery

Philip, South Dakota


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