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In memory of

Margaret Quinn

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Friday, May 6, 2005 at the Beverly Healthcare Bella Vista Nursing Home in Rapid City at the age of 84

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

Monday, May 9, 2005 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

  • Margaret always had a smile and pleasantry for everyone who met her. She was a lovely lady. ~ Patricia Williamson 3501 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22033-1703 (5/6/2005)
  • I remember her smile. ~ Maretta Westburg Ponca City, OK (5/6/2005)
  • I remember Margaret when we were visiting the Quinns. She was happy when everyone came. I remember her laughing and enjoyed our card games. It was always a very plesant time. ~ Betty N Wright 7939 West 115th Place (5/6/2005)