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Donald E. Alderson
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1944
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2004
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA


Donald E. Alderson was born to Charles and Marie (Whitmore) Alderson on September 20, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD. He died suddenly, November 14, 2004, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Don attended schools in Rapid City, graduating from Rapid City High School in 1963. He then joined the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1966, with an honorable discharge in 1972.
Don joined the Rapid City Fire Department in 1965, and retired in 2000, after 35 years of service. While on the Fire Department, he served on the KATHARSIS Team for several years. Also, while serving the Fire Department, Don worked fulltime at Herberger's Department Store for 19 years.
Don is survived by his wife, Karen, of Rochford, SD; one daughter, Shirley Good Shield, of Rapid City; one son, Scott Parks, of Leesburg, VA; step-children, Linda Szymczak, Scott Blanchard, Gina Thomsen, Teri Terry, and fourteen grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Eugene Alderson. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to all those who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established memorials to the Rapid City Fire Department's "LIFE" fund and "KATHARSIS" team.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City with Father Dan Juelfs presiding. The family will hold a fellowship afterwards at the Rapid City Peace Officers Association Clubhouse. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Alderson (1897 - 1966)
  Marie L Alderson (1906 - 1988)
 
Burial:
Bell Park Cemetery
Rochford
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 6, Lot 121, Grave 1
 
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Originally Created by: Sue Schwaneke
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
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Donald E. Alderson
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- Frankie
 Added: Nov. 28, 2015
To my cousin Donnie.
- Carol
 Added: May. 13, 2013

- Frankie
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
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