June Janice ‘Jan’ Lytle O’Rourke
June Janice “Jan” Lytle O’Rourke, 73, Interior, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Jan was born June 20, 1937, the fourth daughter of Donald Lytle and Zohy (Amiotte) Lytle. She was born in Pine Ridge, SD and raised in rural Washabaugh County near Bear Creek. She attended grade school at Lone Tree Country School and Interior Elementary and Interior High School.
Jan and Lyle O’Rourke were married Aug. 28, 1954 in Miles City, MT. They ranched their entire married life in the rural community of Interior. From this union four children were born: Kathy Kennedy, Tom O’Rourke, Brady O’Rourke and Lisa Fulton. Jan and Lyle have known each other since grade school and have been inseparable sweethearts since.
Jan has been a wonderful homemaker her entire life and she has always been known for her great cooking. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, puzzles and most of all her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle O’Rourke, Interior: her sons, Tom O’Rourke and his wife Lori, Interior; Brady O’Rourke and his wife Lane, Quinn; her daughters, Kathy Kennedy and husband Boyce, Wall; and Lisa Fulton and her husband Brian, Valentine, NE. Her sisters, Loy Hamm, Wall; Marilyn Walker, Wall;, Kay Price, Belle Fourche; Bobby Crawford and husband Robert, Rapid City; Sherry Lytle, Spearfish; and 10 grandchildren: Miranda Feather, Tucker and Jace O’Rourke, Megan and Joe Kennedy, Whitney and Sadie O’Rourke, Jake, Jared and John Lloyd Fulton. Jan was preceded in death by her parents and five brother-in-laws, Glenn Hamm, Bill Walker, Danny O’Connell, Ronnie Heathershaw and Mike O’Rourke.
A visitation was held Monday, Sept. 13 at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility in Rapid City. Funeral services were 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Open Bible Christian Center in Rapid City with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial has been established by the family.
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