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Evangeline ôVan" Orthouse
Evangeline ôVan" Orthouse
- June 20, 2017

Evangeline “Van” Orthouse went to her heavenly Father on May 24, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. She was born on February 27, 1926 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, the middle child, with older brother Robert, and younger sister Kathryn of parents Mr.  & Mrs. Robert Stein of Dora, Minnesota. She attended grade school in Wahpeton, N.D.

She went to work in a café where she was seen by William Orthouse the love of her life, they were married on March 17, 1944 at Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Two sons were born to this union, Delton of Spokane, Washington and William of Rapid City, SD. The Orthouse’s lived in Kearney, Nebraska until 1950, when the family moved to Rapid City, SD.

Mr. Orthouse was employed for some time at Ellsworth Air Force Base and also for the city of Rapid City; Van was a hard worker, working for 12 years at the Holiday Inn on Lacrosse Street in the laundry room, she also worked at two different times for the R.C. Rehab Hospital for a total of ten years.

Van was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she will be greatly missed by her family, relatives and anyone she came into contact with.

She is survived by her son, Delton (Mary) and family in Spokane, WA; son, William in Rapid City, SD. Relatives in Wisconsin and Kearney, Nebraska.

Van was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and older brother Robert.

Services will be on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the rotunda at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Memorial may be sent in her name to the; Humane Society of the Black Hills

1820 E. St. Patrick Street   Rapid City, South Dakota 57701.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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