Alta Yvonne Soske


October 19, 1938 - August 24, 2021 

Alta Yvonne Soske was born on October 19, 1938 in Pringle, S.D. to Lawrence and Bess (Dutton) Burger. She graduated from Edgemont High School in 1956. On May 17, 1957 she married Lloyd Soske, Jr. She graduated from Chadron State College with her Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. She taught Elementary School in Oral and Hot Springs Public Schools from 1978 to 2000.  

Alta, 82, died on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Seven Sisters Nursing Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd of Hot Springs; daughter, Eugenia (Steve) Neugebauer of Oral; daughter, JoAnne (Tom) Geiser of Hot Springs; daughter, Theresa (Mark) Dawson of Chadron, Neb.; brother, Paul (Marlene) Kirkpatrick of Riverton, Utah; sister, Kristi Osborne of McMinnville, Ore.; and her aunt, Ruth (DuWayne) McGee of Lusk, Wyo. Also, grandchildren, Casey Neugebauer, Keith (Ronda) Neugebauer, Melissa Geiser (Fiancé, Brian Rhodes), Charles (Kate Shea) Geiser, Sarah Geiser, Sean Dawson (Fiancé, Annie Sebastiani), and Krysta Dawson; great grandchildren, Sheldon Neugebauer, Aubrey Neugebauer, and Ella Hudson.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Lawrence Burger and Bess King; siblings, Mark Kirkpatrick, Donna Schmidt, and Jim Burger. 

Alta is buried in the Edgemont Cemetery in Edgemont, S.D. Memorial donations may be given to the Edgemont Cemetery.

Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home of Hot Springs was in charge of the arrangements. 

Fall River County Herald Star

EDGEMONT OFFICE: 410 2nd Avenue   Edgemont, SD 57735-0660 | 605.662.7201
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