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Alfred F. Jennings

Alfred Al F. Jennings, 68, Spearfish, died on Thursday, June 11, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Al was born in Mitchell, SD to Alva & Ruth (Zuver) Jennings on December 15, 1945. Al spent time throughout his life with his beloved foster family the Orrs. He married Deborah A. Pierson on November 16, 1979 in Lead, SD.

He grew up in the Mitchell and Loomis area spending time on the Orr Farm. Throughout his life he had numerous jobs that included working on oil rigs, building trailer houses, concrete worker, rock quarry, and Homestake Gold Mine. He retired in 2012 from Spearfish Forest Products.

Survivors include his wife, four children, ten grandchildren, a foster sister and stepbrother. Al was preceded in death by his parents and foster parents.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Sunday, June 15, 2014 followed by Wake Services at 7:00 P.M. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Deadwood, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, June 16, also at the church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lead, SD.

Arrangements are under the care of Lead-Deadwood Memorial Chapel, Lead, SD. Online condolences may be left at