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Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

At a later date
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

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In memory of

Dan Uhrig

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 71

Danial Arthur Uhrig, better known as “Dan” to his family and friends and the son of the late Ed and Dorothy (Little) Uhrig, was born January 24, 1948 in Elgin, North Dakota. Dan moved to Midland, South Dakota with his family in 1960. He attended school and graduated in 1966.

Dan joined the Navy in January of 1967. He served his country for four years active duty and then three years in the Naval Reserve. While in the service he was stationed in California for basic training and later in New Jersey for his career training. Dan was then stationed in Mississippi for two years. While stationed in Mississippi he got leave and returned to Midland where he was united in marriage to Marilyn Enger. After leaving Mississippi, Dan got orders to go to Oceana, Virginia for sea duty. He served on the aircraft carrier The U.S.S. Saratoga. His tour of duty led him to Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. He was also on the U.S.S. Saratoga during the Israeli Crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.

After Dan’s discharge from active duty in December of 1970, he worked for Baye and Sons, drove truck for Wheeler Trucking out of Midland, worked for Scotchman Industries and Rost before returning to the John Deere dealership for the next several years. His career with the John Deere dealership lasted about 40 years, and after leaving the John Deere dealership Dan operated his own business working on tractors and also doing glass repair. Dan also enjoyed hauling mail for his wife.

During these years, Dan and his wife Marilyn, of 50 years, enjoyed time spent with their boys. They enjoyed scuba diving, camping, hunting, and fishing. After the boys left home, Dan and Marilyn spent time riding their motorcycles and taking trips to several different states.

Survivors include his wife Marilyn of Philip; son Michael (Lavonda) Uhrig of Highmore; son William (Samantha) of Pierre; grandchildren: Shyanne, Shane, William, Taylynn, and Cheyenne; three step-grandchildren: Derek, Sharon, and Shannon all of Nebraska; one brother David Uhrig of Philip; one sister Ann (Larry) Cvach of Midland; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and good friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father Ed and Dorothy Uhrig; his in-laws Ed and Alice Bierman; and two brother-in-laws.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, at the American Legion in Philip with Pastor Cindy Bisser officiating.

Interment with military honors will be at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Cindy Bisser

Daniel Brusseau - Vocalist
“Rock of Ages”
“In The Garden”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Beyond the Sunset”

Black Hill's National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

  • Miss you Uncle Dan ~ Kathy Larson LaDue Iowa (3/21/2020)
  • We are saddened to learn of the loss of Dan. Our prayers & thoughts are with you Marilyn and family. ~ Ray & Bonnie Maize Pierre (12/1/2019)
  • So sorry for the loss of Dan--heartbreaking, sad. What an amazing man. May your memories bring you comfort now & always. God bless you. Keep the memories close to your heart. Joyce
    ~ Joyce Vollmer Williamson Rapid City,SD (12/1/2019)
  • Marilyn, So very sorry for your loss. We remember the good times bowling with your guys in Wall. Dan was one of a kind. Take care and prayers to you and your family. ~ Al and Donna Crown Wall (11/25/2019)
  • Marilyn: I am so sorry for your loss! I did not know Dan, but I'm sure he was a special guy to his family and friends. It's been a long time since I've seen you, but want you to know I'm thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. May God comfort your heart. Beryl (Addison) Geer, from MHS Class of 1969 ~ Beryl (Addison) Geer Gillette, WY (11/25/2019)
  • From a fellow Navy Veteran and Cousin. May you rest in Peace ~ Dwane & Lois Russell Pierre SD (11/25/2019)
  • Marilyn and family: Brooks and I just want to say how sorry we are to hear of Dan's passing. He truly was a great man and we really enjoyed the time we had with you and Dan at the Honda meetings and Christmas parties. He will be missed by all who knew him. Hold all the memories close to your heart and these memories will help all of you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy at this time. Becky & Brooks. ~ Becky K Brooks Spearfish (11/25/2019)
  • Dan was a good Navy veteran and a friend. He will be missed by all of us. ~ C Jesse Freeman Kadoka (11/25/2019)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (11/24/2019)
  • Marilyn, sorry to hear about Dan. We are thinking of you and your family. ~ Dave & Dawn Puckett Hermosa, S.D. (11/24/2019)
  • Our prayers are with you Marilyn and your family. We have very fond memories of bowling with you and Dan at Wall Bowling Lanes. ~ John and Candee Kitterman Wall, SD (11/23/2019)
  • Marilyn, Mike and Bill, So sorry to hear of Dan passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless. Ralph & Cathy ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, SD (11/23/2019)
  • My prayers go out to you Aunt Marilyn, Mike, and Bill. He was loved very much and I will miss him dearly. I love you all and My heart is there for you even though I can't be. It was so great to see him in October and able to tell him I loved him and give him hugs. I miss you and wishing I could be there for you all. ~ Mary K. Enger DELMAR, DE (11/22/2019)
  • Marilyn,mike and will so sorry for your loss,Dan was a sweetheart and he will be greatly missed thinking of you all during thid difficult time!!! ~ Gina Thorson Philip (11/22/2019)
  • I knew Dan about a year or year and a half and in that time I grew to know him pretty good. Him and Marilyn would come in the business couple times a month and we always smiled when we saw them the humor that Dan has is a great quality but he is also has a wonderful soul. I had several talks with him over the last couple of months and he shared a lot with me it was very nice I miss him greatly already and Marilyn and family Take care I know that Dan is in gods hands and that hopefully gives you some kind of relief ~ Laurie Rapid city (11/22/2019)
  • Marilyn & family, so many good visits with Dan working at the post office and admired his knowledge of so many areas. Know he loved his family with his whole heart and know you did him too. He will be riding that Harley with a beautiful smile on his face. Wonderful life well-lived!! Hugs to you all. ~ Barb Petoske Sioux Falls, SD (11/21/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and strength to all of the family ~ Micaela (Gillaspie) Nelson Mitchell (11/21/2019)
  • SD ~ Debbie Bryan Wall (11/21/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss Marilyn! Keep all those wonderful memories close to your heart!
    Deb and Kieth
    ~ Deb Smith Philip (11/21/2019)
  • Can was A awesome person always willing to help out he is really going to be miss The greatest mailman
    ~ Patricia Saucerman North of Midland (11/21/2019)
  • Dear Marilyn and family, Praying for you all. May your many happy memories help you through this difficult time. ~ Karen Hanson Rapid City SD (11/21/2019)