Alicia McQuirk


Alicia McQuirk, age 36, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, following complications from a heart surgery.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the legion hall on Monday.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Her online guestbook is available at


Alicia I. McQuirk was born March 25th, 1978, in Philip, South Dakota, the daughter of Ralph and Julie (Slovek) McQuirk. She grew up and received her education in Philip. During her high school years, Alicia worked at the Philip Nursing Home and in the summer she worked in Wall, South Dakota. After graduating for Philip High School in 1996, Alicia worked as a CAN at several nursing homes in Rapid City, Bella Vista, Clarkson, and Fountain Springs.

Due to illness and hospitalization, she was no longer able to work. She occupied her time crocheting, knitting, making jewelry, playing with her dog Gizmo, and playing dominoes with Grandma Mary.

Survivors include her parents Ralph and Julie McQuirk; one brother Elliot McQuirk; and her maternal grandmother Mary Slovek, all of Philip. A special family friend in Alicia’s life was Jennifer (Elshere) Kennedy of Las Vegas, who lived with Alicia’s family during her high school years.

Alicia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Carol and Ed McQuirk; and her maternal grandfather Frank Slovek.

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