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Funeral services will take place on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall.

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In memory of

Darwin Hook

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Philip Nursing Home at the age of 84

Darwin Delwyn Hook was born on June 22, 1934 at the Kelly Place Northeast of Quinn near the Peno Basin. Darwin was the 2nd oldest of Lawrence and Violet (Pippert) Hook. He graduated from Quinn High School. After graduation, he worked a short time in the oil fields in North Dakota. Then, he decided to go back to school in Rapid City to pursue a Business degree. He joined the US Army in November, 1956. He served in Germany during the Cold War.

Darwin married his high school sweetheart, Linda Feller, on December 27, 1956, and to this union three children were born: JoDee, Jami, and Rocky.

Darwin had a long career at West River Electric Coop and retired as the Office Business Manager. A job he enjoyed for 34 years.

Darwin was a life member of the South Dakota Buckaroos. He was a member of the Wall Rodeo Association. As a lifelong member of the VFW, he proudly carried the flag for 54 years at the Quinn Memorial Day Services. Darwin enjoyed spending time at the cabin on the Cheyenne River, spending time with the grandkids, building houses, tinkering and creating all kinds useful items. Friends and family came to him with many projects because of his handy skills. Darwin had many friends and no one was a stranger as he had interest in what they had to say as well as sharing his stories.

Grateful for having shared his life are daughters JoDee Shearer and her husband Grant of Wall, Jami Kitterman and her husband Jim of Wall; one son Rocky Hook and his wife Ronelle of Pierre; six grandchildren Garrett Shearer, Chelsie Shearer, Michelle Kitterman, Anna Kitterman, Courtney Hook and Colbi Hook; and one great-granddaughter Alivia Kitterman; two brothers Dwilyn (PeeWee) Hook and his wife Peggy of Philip, Jerryce Hook and his wife Elaine of Rapid City; one sister Nita Carroll and her husband Tom of Washington; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Darwin was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; his parents; three brothers Verlyn, Larry, and Monte Hook.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, at the Wall Community Center in Wall with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment with military honors and buckaroo procession will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Sunday, August 12 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Wall, South Dakota

Monday, August 13 - 10:00 a.m.
Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Garrett Shearer - Pianist
“The Rose”

Marv Botz - Eric Hansen

Garrett Shearer - Chelsie Shearer - Michelle Kitterman
Anna Kitterman - Courtney Hook - Colbi Hook

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Monday, August 13 - 2:00 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

  • I'm a new volunteer in Philip and have had the opportunity to chat with Darwin on multiple occasions. Today I stopped by and heard the sad news. I will miss his stories. My thoughts to the family. ~ Cory Dressler Rapid City (8/16/2018)
  • Darwin was my boss for over 16 years. I had so much respect for him and enjoyed working with him. He was a wonderful boss and I know he was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren! Sending prayers from Kent and I, we are sorry for your loss, but so happy that he is whole again and with Linda! ~ Kent & Kelly Lurz Wall, SD (8/13/2018)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (8/12/2018)
  • I have so many wonderful memories of working for Darwin.He was a good man. I am so sorry for your loss. ~ Jeannie Smith Wall (8/12/2018)
  • Rocky, Ronelle and family - so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ~ RoseAnn Wendell Pierre (8/10/2018)
  • My sympathy to the entire family. I remember when Rocky and I worked together in the Rock Shop at Wall Drug. My prayers are with the whole family. ~ Crystal Eisenbraun Lawrance Steinbach, Manitoba (8/10/2018)
  • Our sympathy is extended to Darwin's family. We are unable to attend the funeral but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. ~ Bill & Sylvia Eisenbraun Bismarck, ND (8/10/2018)
  • We are sending our sincere condolences to your families. Darwin always had time to visit and share a smile. Prayers to you all. ~ Tom and Kamie Carmichael Oakland, NE. (8/10/2018)
  • We so enjoyed getting to know Darwin during his last few years at the nursing home. He always had a smile and handshake for both of us when we were dancing at the nursing home. He will be missed, but know he is at peace, Hold on to all the memories. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (8/10/2018)
  • Darwin will truly be missed, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. ~ Kari and Kendall Kjerstad Grand Junction CO (8/10/2018)
  • My sincerest condolences in the loss of your dad. Praying for peace at this difficult time. ~ Donna Munger-Page Spearfish, SD (8/10/2018)
  • Sorry for the loss of your beloved Dad. He will be in paradise with your Mom. God Bless! ~ Charlie and Diane Gittings Summerset,SD 57718 (8/10/2018)
  • Sincere condolences to all the family. Always enjoyed seeing Darwin and his good outlook and sense of humor. RIP Darwin ~ Leo Gittings Nemo, SD (8/10/2018)
  • Jami, JoDee, and family
    My Deepest Sympathy. Keeping all oc you in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Fawna Goff Sturgis, SD (8/10/2018)
  • Hook Family
    I have only known Darwin a short while but he never knew a stranger. He was always eager to ask about my family while I was at work and keep track of them. He was so proud to have served his country and it sure put a smile on his face to meet other Veterans as well. He enjoyed giving my husband, a police officer (and a Veteran too) a hard time.
    Darwin was a gentleman and will be missed.
    Love and prayers from our family to yours
    David, Michelle, Kelcey, Katie and Lukas Butler
    ~ Michelle Butler Philip SD (8/9/2018)
  • I have many fond memories of Darwin and want to extend my sympathy to the family. ~ Lea (Willuweit) Ymker Armour SD (8/9/2018)
  • I will miss seeing Darwi ~ Jim and Vonnie O’Dea Howes SD (8/9/2018)