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Cahill, Joseph Earl – Obituary

Funeral services for Joseph Earl Cahill, who died early Saturday morning at his home in Sturgis, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Berry officiating.

Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Cahill was born on October 2, 1897, at Chicago, Ill., to Simon and Ida Cahill. At the age of 17 he came to a ranch on Flint Rock Creek north of Red Elm. On Oct. 30, 1926 he married Alice V. Boers at Dupree, and in 1943 the family moved to Rapid City. In 1946 they moved to Sturgis where they have lived since. In 1947 he went to work for the Veterans Hospital at Ft. Meade, retiring in 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Alice [Boers] of Sturgis; two sons, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Spokane, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Freeman of Sturgis, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Black Hills Press, June 1, 1974
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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