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CD Uhlir, age 91, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Clarence Dale Uhlir was born October 16th, 1930, in Rapid City, SD, the son of Clarence Frank and Lulu Alice (Mills) Uhlir.
CD was united in marriage to Carolyn Ann Slater on December 26th, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka. To this union were born seven children of which were two sets of twins. CD also had a set of twin grandchildren and a set of twin great grandchildren.
They made their home on the Uhlir Ranch south of Kadoka, which they purchased from grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uhlir. CD lived on the banks of Cottonwood Creek raising crops, cattle, and his family. To know CD was to love him. The Uhlir Ranch was the place to gather for countless friends and family always taking home a lesson and a story to tell.
CD attended high school in Kadoka and participated in multiple sports. He graduated from Kadoka High School in 1948. After graduation he proudly served in the US Navy from November 1948 serving on the USS Thompson and USS Piedmont being honorably discharged in November of 1955.
In 2007 CD sold the ranch and moved to Rapid City. In 2010 he moved back to Kadoka. In June of 2015 CD made his final move into the Kadoka Care Center.
CD was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and American Legion Post #27 all of Kadoka. CD was very proud of his roots, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and he loved attending all their activities. His motto in high school was “Don’t rush me, there’s no hurry” A true testament to his 91 years.
Grateful for having shared his life. Seven children Debbie (Jim) Antonsen of Kadoka, Carrie (Lonny) Johnston of Belvidere, Cathie (late Maurice) Handcock of Kadoka, Cory Uhlir (Deidra) of Kadoka, Cam (Stevie) Uhlir of Kadoka, Tina (Jae) Koletzky of Yankton, SD, and Chris Uhlir of Kadoka. Grandchildren: Angel (Ben) Bauman, Johnny (Cary) Griswold, Ashlee (Brit) Miller, Whitney (Skyler) Patterson, Emmylu (Kevin) Martens, Tyler (Dan) Handcock, Tucker (Ashley) Handcock, Tanner (Kim) Handcock, Abbi (Colton) McDaniel, Amber (Brian) Blair, Andrea (Dana) Kerns, Carlie Uhlir (Eric), Carter (Cally) Uhlir, Conner (Esmeralda) Uhlir, Shelby Uhlir (Gunner), Cami Uhlir, Chloe, Carson, Camryn Koletzky, Lilly Uhlir; 32 great-grandchildren, and a host of several other family members and friends.
CD was preceded in death by his mother and father, Clarence and Lulu Uhlir, and beloved wife Carolyn Ann Uhlir, brother Stanton (Beef) Uhlir, sister-in-law Jeanne Uhlir, son-in-law Maurice Handcock, sister-in-law Norma Olney and brother- in-law Bud Olney.
Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 48 Kadoka, SD 57543.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 15, at the City Auditorium in Kadoka.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 16, at the City Auditorium in Kadoka with Pastor Jesse Taylor officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at the Kadoka Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Kadoka.