Michele M. Andersen, age 69

Michele M. Andersen


Michele M. Andersen, age 69, of Philip, S.D., died on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Michele M. Andersen was born January 6, 1947, in Indiana, the second of six children born to Carl H. and Marjorie (Ritchey) Andersen. She grew up in Highland, Ind., and graduated from Washington High School in east Chicago. 
After high school she worked for the railroad in Chicago, before moving to Rapid City with her son, Brad. She worked as a sales manager for the Rapid City Journal for a number of years. 
Upon moving to Philip, Michele worked for Philip Health Services for many years before retiring. 
Michele had a great love for the prairies of South Dakota and was an avid reader. 
Survivors include her son, Brad Reynolds of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter, Ellen K. Reynolds of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Russell Andersen of Greenville, Ind.; one sister, Marie Slovek and her husband, Dwight, of Philip; two brothers-in-law, Branko Ilic of Hammond, Ind., and Pete Metz of Philip; many beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Michele was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sharon “Sherry” Metz and Gwenn Ilic; and one brother, Stephen Andersen.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 19, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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