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William Kirkpatrick

Hot Springs, S.D.

William “Bill” Dwight Kirkpatrick, 65, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, formerly of Creston, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Celebration of life services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Online condolences may be left at

William Kirkpatrick, son of Boyd and Doris (Proffit) Kirkpatrick, was born Feb. 14, 1954, in Creston. He graduated from Creston High School in 1972 and Southwestern Community College in 1979. He worked for Bonanza Buildings before becoming an engineer for BNSF Railway for 20 years.

On Dec. 11, 1993, Bill married Janette Anderson in Hot Springs, South Dakota. After he left the railroad, he worked for five years as a stage and lighting manager for concerts around the country for entertainers such as Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Tim Conway and many others. He retired from South Dakota State Veterans Home after nine year in 2017.

Bill is survived by his wife Janette; sons, Taylor Sealock of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Jordan (Stashia Yarrow) Kirkpatrick of Rapid City, South Dakota, Evan Kirkpatrick and Simon Kirkpatrick, both of Hot Springs, South Dakota; grandchildren, Gavin Kirkpatrick, Aden Candelaria, Coy Butler, Justice Pullins, Brandon Sealock and Serenity Sealock; sisters, Ginny Kirkpatrick of County Clare, Ireland, and Lynne McIntosh of Creston; brother Dan (Sherry) Kirkpatrick of Creston; mother- and father-in-law, Carl and Leana Anderson of Hot Springs, South Dakota; sister-in-law Lori Anderson Sherrard of Hot Springs, South Dakota; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, grandson Meerick Kirkpatrick and brothers-in-law, John and Mark Anderson.

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