Monday, June 13, 2011

Gay Kent Bossart shares Daryl Lee "Punk" Heil's Passing

Dayrl Lee "Punk" Heil
I want to share some sad news of the loss of a classmate and dear friend.  Daryl (Punk) Heil died last Tuesday, June 7.  Punk as we knew him was in DHS class of 1950.  He lived in Deadwood all these later years.  We would make contact for lunch or dinner during each class reunion for 1952 which I attended.   I am going to the Black Hills to Palmer Gulch Lodge near Hill City July 8-10 for a gathering of the descendants of 3 siblings who emigrated from Norway to US in late 1800's.  We had a date with Punk for that Monday in Deadwood . . .

See his obituary as follows:

Daryl Lee Heil, 78, Deadwood, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home. 

Committal services will be 1:00 pm Monday, June 13, 2011 at Black Hills National Cemetery with Pastor Ralph Vencill officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard. Family and friends are encouraged to gather at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery.

He was born and raised in Deadwood. He graduated from Deadwood High School and then from BHSU with a degree in education. He taught math and science in various SD schools for several years. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955.

Daryl enjoyed taking fishing trips with his older brother, Chris, as well as hunting and spending time at the family cabin in Spearfish Canyon.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Margaret; brothers Don and Larry; sister Helen Harrington; and brothers in law Ron Beaty and Jim Stephenson .

Grateful for having shared his life include his sister Ethel Beaty of Deadwood and sister Ruth of Westwood, MA; his brother Chris (Vera) of Tilamook, OR; his sister-in-law Hazel Heil of Newell and numerous nieces and nephews.


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