Julian R. Whidby

July 29, 1924 - May 18, 2015

    Julian Ross Whidby, 90, formerly of Kadoka died Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
    Julian Ross Whidby was born July 29, 1924 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Glenn and Thelma Whidby. Julian spent his younger years between Michigan and Pine Ridge, SD. He entered the United States Army in WWII and served in the Philippines and Japan and was honorably discharged. He was recalled and served during the Korean War in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Julian was again honorably discharged and returned to ranching near Kadoka, SD. He spent the remaining years of his Army career with the South Dakota National Guard and retired after 23 years as a Major. Julian served in the US Military for over 40 years during the World War II, Korea, and Vietnam eras.
    He was a member of the SD Stock growers Association and was president of the SD Brand Board for six years.
    Julian married Evelyn Pluta on August 8, 1948 at Belvidere, SD. They had three children: Judy, Wayne, and Alan.
    Survivors include his wife: Evelyn Whidby of Rapid City; one daughter Judy (Pat) Ring; one son Alan Whidby, six grandchildren, and one brother Bruce Whidby.
    Julian was preceded in death by his parents, one son Wayne Whidby, two sisters, and one brother.
    Visitation will be from 9:00 to 9:45 am Friday, May 22, 2015 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.
    Graveside services will be at 10:30 am Friday, May 22 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with full military honors provided Rushmore VFW Post #1273 and South Dakota Army National Guard.
    In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission of Rapid City.
    Arrangements are with Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home and an online guest book for Julian may be signed at www.osheimschmidt.com

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