Jack and Lorraine Thurman were married Jan 7, 1925 in Sioux Falls, SD. Mitchell, SD where they raised their 15 children; John "Jack", Beverly, Donald, Barbetta, Denis, Thomas, Richard, Maureen, Patrick, James, Jean, Kathleen, Michael, Margaret "Peggy" and Kevin on "Creekbottom" farm Northeast of Mitchell. In 1945-46 the "Creekbottom farm was flooded so they purchased the house at 415 East 7th St and the farm out West of Mitchell. The Thurman's owned the Crescent Dairy and also grew crops. Each year some of the corn that was grown was donated to the famous Corn Palace in downtown Mitchell. The corn was used to create the scenery scapes on the outside of the building. Jack was also a Masonry crafter, which he helped lay the stone/brick for the DWU campus in Mitchell. He also used to box for charity exhibitions with Monsignor Brady at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mitchell. Monsignor Brady also taught Jack his catholocism classes in order to marry Lorraine. Lorraine enjoyed making hand made wedding gowns and pies that she sold locally. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Holy Family Church. The ladies of the auxiliary saw to it that every funeral was carried out properly from the flowers at the church to the meals served to the families in the church basement. It was also those same ladies that helped with all the church weddings and Rummage sales. Making sure that the weddings were carried out in the grandest of style with the decorating and dinner served in the basement. Lorraine also took care of all the sick and elderly people in the neighborhood and also taught her children the same care and compassion by having them join in. All of the children also helped with the Rummage sales at Holy Family as well.

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