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Milton ‘Milt’ Tiltrum

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Milton “Milt” Tiltrum, 84, Rapid City, SD, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at a local nursing home.

Milton was born May 10, 1927, near Dunn Center, ND, to parents Jorgen and Nellie (Iverson) Tiltrum. Milton moved to Union County (SD) with his family in 1937 to farm. Milton attended the Nora rural school south of Beresford, SD, where he graduated from the eighth grade.

In 1948 he married Berniece (Swee) Tiltrum, and they divorced 30 years later. Born to this union were five children: Marjorie, Daryl, Darlene, Marlene and Jim.



In 1953, they moved to Dunn Center, ND, to work on his uncle’s ranch. In 1956 they moved to a ranch southwest of Hermosa, SD. In 1984 he sold the ranch and moved to Custer, SD, where he operated an antique store for a number of years. He moved to Hermosa, SD, in May 2001. In July of 2006 he moved to Somerset Assisted Living in Rapid City, and then in September 2010, to Clarkson Health Care Facility.

He was one of the founding members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hermosa, SD, to which he was a member at the time of his death.



He was dearly loved by his family and they will miss him very much. Milton enjoyed dealing in antiques, attending auctions, playing cards, especially gin rummy, country western music, buying and selling cattle, hunting, was skilled at carpentry, enjoyed haying, and believe it or not, cooking and baking with his own special recipes.

He is survived by his children: Marjorie (Don) Huss of Rapid City, SD; Daryl (Marsha) Tiltrum of Wheatland, WY; Darlene (Everette) Fite of Rapid City, SD; Marlene (Dave) Montgomery of Bozeman, MT; and Jim (Pam) Tiltrum of Hermosa, SD, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Michael Huss of Denver, CO; Lori (Kent) and Grace Antonsen and Tayler Thomsen of Rapid City, SD; Cory (Sherie) Tanner and Tegan Fite of Hermosa, SD; Carrie (Brent) and Mataya Mutziger, of Mitchell, SD; Jared (Amber) Montgomery of Surprise, AZ; Mandy Tiltrum of Wheatland, WY; Todd (Cassie) and Jaxon Montgomery of Belgrade, MT; Casey (Alissa) and Caydence Tiltrum, of Wheatland, WY; and Les Tiltrum and Lane Tiltrum, of Hermosa, SD, and one niece and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marjorie, in infancy; his twin sister, Mildred Lawrenson; and his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Tiltrum.


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