Kirk Oehlerking

Dates

December 7, 1955 - September 3, 2017

Obituary

Kirk Oehlerking, 61, of Sturgis, formerly of Letcher, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home.  Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.  Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Letcher.

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Kirk Dixon Oehlerking announces his passing at the age of 61. He died at his home Sunday, a victim of suicide. He was born December 7, 1955 in Huron, SD to Otto, Jr. and Lola Oehlerking.

 

He attended schools in Letcher and Mitchell, and worked in construction until he moved to Arkansas where he worked for the USPS. He moved to Sturgis in 2015 where he was a substitute mail carrier.

 

Kirk rejoiced in life’s simple pleasures, like reading a good book, walking through the woods, and watching the sun rise over his morning coffee. He loved spending time with his many family members and friends, and was best known for his kind nature and warm and generous heart.

 

He is survived by his wife Angela; three daughters, Shaunta Oehlerking, Brighton, CO; Sara (Eric) Bouchard, Blossvale, NY; and Samantha (Eric) Oehlerking, Milan, Italy; eight grandchildren; siblings Bonnie Hulbert, Rapid City, SD; Kathy (Delbert) Northrup, Mitchell, SD; Otto III (Carol) Oehlerking, Rapid City, SD; Dale (Elaine) Oehlerking, Brentwood, TN; and Jewel (Ron) Oehlerking Weilander, Sturgis, SD; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother Kyle, three nephews, and one great nephew. 


Visitation(s)

None Scheduled

Service

Date
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Westlawn Cemetery
Letcher, SD


Posted by Claudia on September 16, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family of Kirk. Pray to God for comfort at this difficult time.
Revelation 21:3,4 points to the time when sickness and death will be no more. I hope this
promise will provide a measure of comfort for you.
Posted by Ken Koster on September 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Jim Bollack on September 10, 2017
Rest in peace my friend. Memories of you and Kyle will not be forgotten. My condolences to the family.
Posted by NancyMcpeek on September 9, 2017
Rest In Peace . Prayers for the family
Posted by Mike DeVries on September 9, 2017
Kirk I sure miss you old friend the times we talk about are kids and grand kids and you always make me feel good .Thanks may god be with you . MIKE DeVries and Kathy DeVries Sturgis.
Posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on September 9, 2017
Rest in peace Kirk. You were a very kind person. Sympathy and healing prayers to your family.
Posted by Rick Oehlerking on September 8, 2017
Cousin Brother Kirk, the time we had to get re-acquainted was too short. I will miss your kindness, laughing spirit and our conversations. You were a mentor to me with your faithfulness, God Bless You and your family.
Posted by Debbie Williams on September 8, 2017
Rest in peace, my friend. Your kind and caring nature will be so missed. You had many friends here in Berryville, Arkansas, and you know that Toby, mine and Mariel's hearts are broken, but pray you are in God's arms and walking the streets of gold. Thoughts and prayers to all your family and friends.
Posted by Vicky Brooks Bailey on September 8, 2017
Prayers to all the family. Kirk was a nice guy.
Posted by Everett & Jackie Evers on September 8, 2017
Our sympathies to the families. May he Rest In Peace
Posted by cheri Sheesely Swart on September 8, 2017
I am sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. Great ppl Oehlerking
s are.
Posted by Steve and Michele Leete on September 8, 2017
Prayers to all of the family❤️
Posted by Greg Sheesley on September 8, 2017
Rest in Peace Kirk, I remember a lot of good times together.
Posted by Francine Haynes on September 8, 2017
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Linda Lane on September 8, 2017
Until our paths meet again, rest in peace Kirk, only great memories
Posted by Randall Wittenhagen on September 7, 2017
Rest in Peace.
Posted by Nadine Day on September 7, 2017
Rest in peace Kirk you will be missed a lot by all. My Prayers and Thoughts are with you all.
Posted by Janell Butts on September 7, 2017
You are loved...beyond words...💜
Posted by Patsy (Oehlerking/Cook) Pasten on September 7, 2017
Rest In Peace dear cousin,You are loved and will be sadly missed. Sympathy to the family and friends ! ❤️
Posted by Barb Goldammer on September 7, 2017
All of Kirk' family have my deepest sympathy.
Rest In Peace Kirk!
Posted by Larry Durst on September 7, 2017
Rest in peace buddy. We sure had some good times.
Posted by Chuck and Jane Amick on September 7, 2017
Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
Posted by Lori Deibert on September 7, 2017
My deepest sympathy
Posted by Bob Boyle on September 7, 2017
RIP Kirk ,great memories my prayers and thoughts to the family
Posted by Kathy (Madzo) Keffeler on September 7, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with the family at this sad time. Lots of good memories from high school with Kirk and Kyle...❤️
Posted by Jackie Kessler on September 7, 2017
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Sandy (Hoeltzner) Riedlinger on September 7, 2017
My deepest sympathy to family! He was such a kind person as was his brother! RIP
Posted by Sandy (Hoeltzner) Riedlinger on September 7, 2017
My deepest sympathy to family! He was such a kind person as was his brother! RIP
Posted by Devin Buckley on September 7, 2017
Rest in peace Kirk. My condolences to your family!
Posted by Deb (Burmood) Tilton on September 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Kirk!!! Such a kind and gentle soul- we had many wonderful moments growing up..my deepest sympathies to your family..
Posted by Vicki Phillips on September 7, 2017
Rest in Peace Kirk.. sad to hear of your passing, say Hi ! to Kyle for us.
Posted by Floyd Gillis on September 7, 2017
Rest in Peace.
Posted by Karda shoults on September 7, 2017
Rest in peace, your labor's ended, nevermore will grief or pain,bow your head or cause you heartache, you are safe where God doth reign. Love cousin Karda
Posted by Karda shoults on September 7, 2017
Rest in peace, your labor's ended, nevermore will grief or pain,bow your head orcause
Posted by jackie bollock on September 7, 2017
my thoughts and prayers to the family
Posted by Jackie(Clark) Christiansen on September 7, 2017
Rest in Peace Kirk. My memories will be forever treasured in my heart
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