Nancy Denke

Nancy Ann (Yasgar) Denke

May 31, 1956 - January 10, 2020
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Nancy was born on May 31, 1956, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN, to Richard “Dick” and Shirley (Fisher) Yasgar. She attended school in Little Falls and later graduated from high school in 1974. She then graduated from St. Cloud Technical College where she obtained a degree to become an X-Ray and Lab Technician. After a few years of working in Minnesota, she moved to Lusk, WY, where she worked as an EMT alongside being a tech.
She met the love of her life and got married on August 8, 1987, at the Chapel of the Hills in Rapid City. They lived north of Quinn for a number of years until they found the perfect farm and ranch north of Wall, where they made their home. Together they had two children: son, Zach, and daughter, Kari.
Nancy loved many things. She enjoyed being part of the Northern Hills Gold Club, helping run and manage the farm north of Wall, spending time with the grandkids, and spending time at the Queen Bee property north of Hill City with family and friends.
Nancy Ann Denke, 63, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at her home in Creighton.
She is survived by many friends and family: husband, Ken, Creighton; son, Zach Denke (Kasi Peters), Creighton; daughter, Kari Denke (Brad Trautmann), Sturgis; grandchildren, Maria Denke and Fisher Trautmann, both of Sturgis; mother-in-law, Alice Denke, Sturgis; and two brothers, Joe (Janel) Yasgar, Little Falls, MN, and Tom (Josine) Yasgar, Sauk Rapids, MN.
Nancy was preceded in death by her grandparents; mother, Shirley Yasgar; father, Richard Yasgar; brother, Steve Yasgar; and father-in-law, Erhart Denke.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
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  • Funeral Service

    January 18, 2020 | 2:00pm
    January 18, 2020 2:00pm
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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    Pastor David Baer

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Kathy Black Houle Erickson and Jody Gallino sent flowers to the family of Nancy Ann (Yasgar) Denke.
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vickie hanson

Posted at 09:26pm
Tom and I are very sorry the hear about Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Tom Geer and Vickie Hanson

LuAnn M. and Michael L. Denke

Posted at 03:01pm
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing! Ken and my husband Michael LeRoy Denke are cousins. We knew them also from the Northern Hills Prospecting Club and we were also members of the Black Hills Prospecting Club in Rapid City SD. We extend our condolences to Ken; Kari; Zach and to all the family members. Our prayers are with you. I filled in for Nancy very briefly with the No. Hills Prospecting Club. She will be missed. Mrs. LuAnn M. and Mr. Michael L. Denke

DeEtte Smith

Posted at 08:20am
Blair and I are so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. We can't be there today because Blair has pneumonia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lorraine Janski

Posted at 08:28pm
Nancy was a great friend in high school. She had a way to make you laugh or cheer you up if you were down. My deepest sympathy to her family. She was special and will be missed by all who knew her.

Dan Fosness

Posted at 11:37pm
Kenny and family
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your good wife and mother. We just learned of this yesterday, but want you to know that we are sorry, and are praying for you.
God bless and give you some measure of comfort as you remember her.
Dan And Trudye Fosness.

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