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August 2, 1912 - February 14, 2011
Service Date February 18, 2011
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17th, with a wake service at 7:00 p.m., at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Brian Lane celebrating. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Rushmore VFW Post #1273 Honor Guard.
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Vincent H. Boland, descendent of Irish immigrants and a proud Irishman, passed away February 14, 2011 at the age of 98 at Fountain Springs Nursing Home under Hospice Care. He was born near Caputa, SD on August 2, 1912 to Lue Cynthia (Kildew) and Patrick Henry Boland. His mother gave birth to him while working in her garden. He attended school in Caputa and as a young man worked for his father on the Milwaukee Railroad. In 1941 he enlisted in the US Army, Company A, 727th Railway Operating Battalion serving in Central Europe, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France and Rhineland and was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning from the service he trained as a baker and worked at Homecraft Bakery. He married Edna (Rasmussen) Kingsbury in 1946. Vince worked as a civil servant with the US Post Office in Rapid City until his retirement. If you were on his mail route, not only did he remember your name, but could give your street address, even at the age of ninety-eight. After retiring they enjoyed winters in Arizona until her death in 1986. In 1990 Vince married Kathleen (Judson) Carr. Throughout the years Vince enjoyed dancing, woodworking, gardening, fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Little children and dogs always brought a smile to his face. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan even choosing a nursing home depending on whether or not his baseball package was available so he could watch the Braves. He was a fifty-nine year member of the American Legion Post 0303 Hermosa. Vince is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughter Patty Deeg, son-in-law Larry, granddaughters Kristin (Joe) Regan and Karin (Eddie) Wommack and great grandchildren Sarah and Vincent. Also grateful to have been part of his life are Kathleen’s children Lorraine (Dave) Schleuning, Peggy (Dean) Mills, June Beliveau, Judy Carr and Wes Carr (Kathleen) and five more grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, wife Edna and his six brothers and sisters preceded him in death.