Eunice Bollock, 89, Mitchell died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell, surrounded by her family with Irish music, prayers and what meant the most to her, family, faith in God and her Irish heritage. Funeral services will be Monday, October 7, 2013, 10:30 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Servicemens Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday evening with a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Mary Eunice Farrell Bollock, was born September 13, 1924, in Beadle County to William Francis and Margaret (Lovett) Farrell. She grew up in Cavour and graduated from Cavour High School. She entered the Cadet Nurse Corps at Mitchell during World War II at Saint Joseph Hospital. After graduation she worked in pediatrics and geriatrics at Saint Joseph Hospital and various nursing homes in Mitchell. At the time of her retirement, she was the director of nursing at the Beebe Nursing Home in Mitchell until her retirement. On April 29, 1947, she married Harold Bollock in Mitchell and to this union six children were born. After her husbands death, October 17, 2000, she continued to live in her home until entering Firesteel Healthcare Center in January of 2012.
Everyone knew that Eunice was so proud to be Irish. She went to Ireland with her sister, Corinne in May of 1995. She was a story teller and told many stories to her children and grandchildren.
Eunice is survived by four children: Bill (Jan) Bollock of Rapid City, SD; Greg (Marilyn) Bollock of Mitchell, SD; Mike Bollock of Mitchell, SD; Mary (Gary) Stadlman of Ethan, SD; grandchildren: Kim (Kelly) Goldammer, Kerry Bollock, Mindi (Vance) Tuffs, Joseph (Nicole) Stadlman, Jamon Bollock, Jared (Charissa) Stadlman, Colette Stadlman, Colleen Stadlman, Gara Stadlman, Justin Bollock, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and a special cousin, Elnora Burdick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, two infant daughters, Margaret Ann and Brenda Lynn, her parents, her sister, Corinne Burns, two brothers-in-law, Jack Burns and Howard Bollack, and a sister-in-law, Bernice Bollack.