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William and Phyllis Eubank

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

William Eubank and Phyllis Tryon Eubank passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Cherokee.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, September 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carolyn Hollar officiating. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery, with military rites at the graveside by the Quimby American Legion. Funeral arrangements were made by the Boothby Funeral Home in Chrerokee. The family requests that memorials be made to the Quimby Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

William Nelson Eubank was born in Washta on July 16, 1928 to Nelson T. Eubank and Francis Needs Eubank. He grew up in the town of Washta and graduated from Washta High School in 1947. He worked for Simonsen Industries for 47 years, retiring as the Production Manager at Simonsen's Manufacturing. Bill was a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, and worked as part of the Army Corps on Engineers in the repair of the dikes in Holland after the great flood, receiving an accommodation from the Queen of the Netherlands for his service.

Bill was active in his community, serving as a Boy Scout Leader, volunteer fireman, fire chief and member of Lions Club International.

Phyllis Mae Tryon Eubank was born on a farm between Lyons and Bancroft in Burt County, Nebraska, on July 2, 1928 to Earl D. Tryon and Mae Kennedy Tryon. Her first two years of school were in a country school near there, and her family moved to Oto, Iowa where she completed her elementary and high school education. She then attended Wayne State Teacher's College. Phyllis taught in Onawa, Washta and Quimby,retiring after 38 years.

William and Phyllis were married on June 4, 1950 at Oto, Iowa, and they lived in Quimby for 54 years. They were members of the Quimby United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, the Cherokee County Fair, and gardening. After they both retired, they refocused their lives on crafting and furniture making.

The couple are survived by their children: William and Cheryl Eubank of Watertown, SD; Roxanne Eubank and Scott Harlan of St. Paul, MN; and their grandchildren: Tara Eubank Dwight and husband Jason and their children Adyson and Olyvia of Pierpont, SD; Lindsey Eubank Keever and husband Wyatt and their children Garrett, Griffin and Gannon of Watertown, SD.; and Tyler Eubank and his wife Trina Huang Eubank of Taipei, Taiwan; Bill's aunt, Rosina Walker of Moville; his sister, Pat Reefer of Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.