Meredith Pauly, age 60

Meredith Pauly

    Meredith Pauly, age 60, Rapid City, S.D., died Saturday evening, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
    Meredith Hannah Raben was born Oct. 4, 1956, in Crawford, Neb., to John and Bernice Raben. She is the second youngest of six children, Dee, Johnny, Gaynold, Tom and Lenny.
    Meredith grew up in Martin, where she attended grade school and graduated from Bennett County High School in 1974. Immediately after graduation, she moved to California to be a nanny for her cousin’s family.
    After Tavis was born in 1975, she returned to Martin for a short time then to Texas and later to Midland in 1985 where she worked at The Office bar until getting a job at Dakota Case in 1987. She met Dave Konst in May of 1992 and continued commuting to Philip until May of 1995 when she and Leandra moved in with Dave.
    She remained at Dakota Case until they closed then accepted a position at Napa Auto Parts. She remained working there until moving to Rapid City in May of 2014 when she began working for Johnson Machine. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in February 2015 and had to leave her job at that time.
    Meredith enjoyed going on motorcycle trips with Dave, watching the drag races on the weekends, and spending most of her free time outside with her chickens, ducks, goats, and especially her potbelly pig, Nellie. She also enjoyed going to watch all of the grandkids participate in their activities.
    Meredith is survived by Dave Konst of Rapid City; two children, Tavis (Misty) Pauly of Pierre and Leandra (Kristopher) Arthur of Box Elder; three stepchildren, Tracy (Lori) Konst of Sturgis, Bill (Shannon) Konst of Rapid City, and Melony (James) Gyles of Sturgis; one sister, Gaynold (Tony) Willoughby of Midland; five brothers, Franklin “Dee” (Mary) Raben of Detroit, Mich., Johnnie (Michelle) Raben of Post, Texas,  Tom Raben of Post, Texas, and Lenny (Jamie) Raben of Black Hawk; 11 grandchildren, Slater and Jadon Pauly, Tayanna and Tierny Arthur, Madison and Preston Gyles, Brooke and Brett Konst, Bailey Konst and Sarah and Jacob Mueller; one great-grandchild on the way.
    She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Bernice Raben; a niece, DeAnn Raben; three uncles, Jack, Don and Bernard Wolff; three aunts, Eunice Smith, Violet “Bobby” Welling and Doris Homrighausen.
    Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.
    Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Tel Saucerman officiating.
    Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
     Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
     Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com

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