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Dr. Orval Van Deest

Madison - Dr. Orval Van Deest, South Dakota native and Educator in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, began his Journey to the Spirit World on February 5th, 2018.

Career Educator and Performer born in the Depression Years-he devoted his life to his family and friends and to bringing knowledge, enrichment and enjoyment in Education and the Arts and Humanities to his Native State.

His earthly remains will rest next to his wife, Violet, in their Beloved Black Mountains near Lead, South Dakota.

Orv is survived by sons; Bob (Sandy), Newcastle, WY and Bill (Carol), Pacific Junction, IA; grandchildren, Jeremy Van Deest (Gina), Andy Van Deest (Jamie), Sara Skvicalo (Pete); surrogate granddaughter, Roya and her son Ari; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Rylan, Jaxon, Carson, Jarod, Michael, and LaRee; brother, Ben Van Deest, Greeley, CO; and special friends, Perry Anderson and family and "Doc" Miller.

Orv was preceded in death by his wife, Violet, brother, Ray Van Deest and sister, Anna Mae Van Deest.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Kinzley Funeral Home, Madison, SD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Madison Regional Health System. www.kinzleyfh.com
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 8, 2018
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