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Ila Maxine Kjerstad, age 83, of Quinn, died Sunday, January 29, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Ila Maxine Bean was born December 11, 1922, at Waterbury, Nebraska, the daughter of Lloyd and Ida Mae (Bothwell) Bean. Ila grew up in the Hilland and Philip area, graduating from Philip High School in 1941.

Ila was united in marriage to Elnoris Kjerstad on June 14, 1941, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and to this union were born to sons, Jerald and Richard.

Ila enjoyed her family, square dancing, crafts, playing cards, flowers and watching the humming birds at their home in Arizona.

Ila was a member of the Wall United Methodist Church and Cheerful Chums Extension Club.

Grateful for having shared her life include her husband Elnoris Kjerstad of Quinn; a son Jerald Kjerstad and his wife Margy of Piedmont; a daughter-in-law Patty Kjerstad of Wall; seven grandchildren Kem Kjerstad and his wife Mary of Rapid City, Jem Kjerstad and his wife Kelly of Quinn, Kent Kjerstad and his wife Stephanie of Quinn, Kevin Kjerstad and his wife Melissa of Wall, Rick Kjerstad and his wife Gianna of Parker, Colorado, Tina Hood and her husband Derek of Boise, Idaho, and Lisa Evans and her husband Jason of Parker, Colorado; sixteen great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother Arnold Bean and his wife Rosie of Rushville, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ila was preceded in death by a son Richard "Dick" Kjerstad on June 15, 2004, her parents; two sisters Iris Robertson and Eldra "Bonnie" Hetherson; and two brothers Lyle Bean and Doyle Bean.

Visitation was held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Interment was in the Wall Cemetery, Wall, South Dakota.

A memorial has been established.

Memorials may be sent to:  Elnoris Kjerstad, 20053 Wolf Road, Quinn, SD  57775

Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements.


Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:00 a.m.

United Methodist Church

Wall, South Dakota



Pastor Brad Kattelmann




Carol Hahn – Prelude Organist


Cheryl Fitch – Wendy Johnson – Rhonda Sinclair

Anita Sandal – Theodore Kjerstad



Gary Keyser – Rod Renner – Jerry Johannesen



Kem Kjerstad – Jem Kjerstad

Kent Kjerstad – Kevin Kjerstad

Rick Kjerstad – Derek Hood – Jason Evans



Ila’s Great-Grandchildren

Dillon Kjerstad – Ryan Kjerstad – Brittany Kjerstad

Krysta Kjerstad – Paige Kjerstad – Quincy Kjerstad

Natasha Kjerstad – Katrina Kjerstad – Tiana Kjerstad

Louis Kjerstad – Elliot Kjerstad

Lauren Johnson – Gillian Johnson – Blake Johnson

Sydney Kjerstad – Jenny Kjerstad – Jakob Kjerstad

Katie Evans – Sean Evans



Wall Cemetery

Wall, South Dakota

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