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Louis William Goos
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Birth: May 10, 1921
White Lake
Aurora County
South Dakota, USA
Death: May 2, 1972
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA


He was one of the 91 miners who perished in the Sunshine Mine Disaster, the deadliest event in Idaho history. A memorial statue stands over twelve feet tall at exit 54 of I-90, at the base of the Big Creek Canyon, between the towns of Kellogg and Osburn, Idaho.

Louis had previously lived in Kimball, South Dakota, and worked at the Homestake Mine at Lead, South Dakota. Another man lost in the Sunshine fire had worked in the Homestake Mine. His name was Lyle Rathbun.

Louis married Delores Peparek. Survivors are daughters Donna, Kathryn, Suzan, Patricia, Constance, and Marlyn; his mother, Mrs. Angelina Goos, Sioux Falls; four brothers, John, Sioux Falls; Albert, Chamberlain; Nick and Raymond, Kenosha, Wis.; and five sisters, Mrs. Marie Raisch, Kimball; Mrs. Rita Lunz, New Ulm, Minn.; and Mrs. Irene Sobek, Mrs. Zita Butcher, and Mrs. Helen Paclik, Sioux Falls.

Two others from South Dakota died in the mining accident. They were Robert Anderson and Robert Follette Jr. both formally of Sturgis, South Dakota. Follette's father formally worked for the Homestake Mining Co. also.

Buried 13 May 1972

Sources: personal knowledge of contributor;, accessed 10 Sept 2006; bk - The Deep Dark, by Greg Olsen, copyright 2005; and additions by Find A Grave Contributor Andrea on 3 May 2012, per her discovery of his obituary in the Mitchell Daily Republic from May 22, 1972.

Black Hills National Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: D 991
Created by: L Pritchett
Record added: Sep 06, 2006
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Louis William Goos
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Louis William Goos
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Honoring you and all souls on this 40th anniversary of the tragedy.
- L Pritchett
 Added: May. 10, 2012

- D Scott
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009
Louis William Goos
 Added: May. 8, 2008
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