Stuart Clinton Murdock

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November 16, 1935 — March 15, 2020

Stuart Murdock, 84, formerly of Timber Lake, passed away in his sleep Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Bethesda Nursing Home in Aberdeen. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home.

Stuart was born in Timber Lake in 1935 to Horace Clinton Murdock and Esther Mary (Parker) Murdock. He was baptized at the Timber Lake Methodist Church, became a member of the church, and attended services whenever possible with his mother.

Stuart’s father died in 1940 of ALS. Stuart spent his years living with his mother in Timber Lake and spent many months at various times over the years at the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Hot Springs where he underwent repeated surgeries. When Stuart’s mother entered the Mobridge Care Center, Stuart shortly followed her there, becoming a resident on October 1, 1978.

The Mobridge Care Center was Stuart’s home until shortly before its closing. He relocated to the Bethesda Home to be near his sister Lola Dixon, who resides on her farmstead near Aberdeen.





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