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D. Michael “Mike” Iversen

D. Michael “Mike” Iversen

D. Michael “Mike” Iversen, was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD, on May 16, 1949, to Donald and Regina (Ramsey) Iversen of Ft. Pierre, SD. Mike grew upon their ranch on Lance Creek, west of Ft. Pierre, with his siblings, Dennis, David, and Carol. Mike went to the Wendt Grade School, and graduated from Pierre Riggs High School in 1967.

Mike met his wife, Jeanne (Eppenbaugh) Iversen in college at BHSU and they were married December 22, 1970. They lived in Spearfish until 1973when they moved to Denver, but then returned to Rapid City, SD, in 1974 and Mike went back to work for Hilt Engineering that he had worked for before moving to Denver. Mike worked for Hilt Engineering until the Spring of 1978, when he went into the Auto Body business at Denker’s Body Shop in Sturgis, he then worked for Breckus Buick / Honda which became Rapid Motors, then Rushmore Honda as an Auto Body Tech and the first PDR man in Rapid City. Mike was a craftsman when it came to cars and restored more than one antique / classic car. He worked in the Auto Body / PDR until he was diagnosed with Amyliodosis December of 2014, and quit in January of 2015 needing a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic, being one of only 2 places the disease is treated in the US.

Mike had turned his life over to Christ in 1975 and had strong faith. He trusted his life to God in 2015, surviving the transplant.

The stem cell transplant was high risk in his stage of the disease and Mike told the specialist that since the disease would kill him and the transplant was a maybe, do the transplant and let God decide. Mike was blessed with going into remission since that transplant.

Mike and Jeanne have one son, Michael Iversen, born 10/20/1978, and wife, Kate, of Appleton, WI., and three grandchildren, Brennan, Benjamin, and Lexie (Alexandra) Iversen.

Mike collapsed on the night of April 8, 2024, falling to the floor after getting up, 11:30 -12:00 midnight and had stopped breathing though Jeanne did chest compressions. EMT’s finally arrived, put him on life support, went to the ER at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, but no avail. Mike is now with his Savior Jesus Christ.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jeanne; their son, Michael (Kate); Mike grandchildren, Brennan, Benjamin, and Lexi Iversen all of WI; brother-in-law, John Eppenbaugh, of Denver, CO; siblings, David (Jill) Iversen, of Prescott, AZ, and Carol (Sid) Pond of Rapid City, SD; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Dennis, various aunts and uncles, and at least one cousin.

Limited to family members and dearest friends graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.

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