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Joe Oyler

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Joe Oyler

On Wednesday May 15, 2013, Joe Lindy Oyler, 85, of Rapid City left this earthly world peacefully. 

Joe was born December 27, 1927, in White River, S.D., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Joe, the great contemplator, was hard working, responsible, joyfully conservative, and an expressive storyteller. He was an excellent carpenter, a fisherman, nature enthusiast and observer, or as some may say, “the donkey whisperer”. He was a joke teller, pun user and always willing to lend a hand to family, friends and neighbors. He was an avid conversationalist, some would even say debater. He was known to change views just to keep the conversation from ending. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by six children: Gary (Rose) Oyler of Omaha, Neb., Cheryl Red Bow of Rapid City, Arden Oyler of Eugene, Oregon, Karen (Junior) Russell of Bellefonte, Pa., Terry (Jan) Oyler of Black Hawk, and Sonya (Bob) Smith of Rapid City; three brothers: Lemuel (Marilyn) Oyler and Louie (Elaine) Oyler, both of Rapid City and Albert (Betty) Oyler of Brush, Colo.; two sisters: Millie Van Vickle of St. Cloud, Minn. and Grace Jensen of Carrollton, Missouri; his sister-in-law, Phyllis Oyler of Rapid City; and numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marguerite in 2008; three brothers: Charlie, John and Walter Oyler; and his sister, Lydia Muck. 

Visitation was Tuesday, May 21 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City. Committal services were at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis after a procession from the funeral home. VFW Post 1273 and the South Dakota Army National Guard provided honors. 

A memorial has been established. Friends may sign Joe’s online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com. 

 Box F, White River, SD 57579 • 605-259-3642 • mcnews@gwtc.net

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