Phyllis Kertzman

Rapid City, South Dakota

Nov 4, 1929 – Nov 4, 2017 (Age 88)


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Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home Obituary

Phyllis was born on November 4, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Phyllis was a resident of Rapid City, South Dakota at the time of passing. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church with a Christian Wake Service at 5:00 p.m. Christian Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the church with Rev. Brian Lane. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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I'm pleased to say I will always remember Phyllis as a good friend, coworker, and a great nursing representative. Many years of working with her will remain as fond memories. She was a real professional, always putting patient care first in her working career at St. John's and then at Regional before she retired. I still seen her roaming the 4th floor hall looking for patient light to answer and to be sure everyone was dong their job. I had just addressed her Christmas card and had written...

Phyllis created some wonderful nursing memories for me. As a new nurse graduate I learned from Phyllis how to set up and care for a patient in traction. Back then we used metal weights and then plastic bags of water to get the accurate measurement at St. John's. I learned the art on giving a good backrub to each patient at bedtime (why was this practice discontinued)? Our paths crossed again in graduate school, Phyllis selected the manager tract and I completed the education one. I will...

I am sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing... she was a friend of my mothers, through her sister-in-law, Avis (Jo) Kertzman. I also work at Regional Hospital where Phyllis was a nurse for many years. She was well respected by her peers, as well as the physicians she dealt with. Rest in peace. My condolences to her family.