Paul Blankenfeld

Paul B. Blankenfeld, 30, was born on July 22, 1989, in Pierre, S.D., the son of Jeff and Deniz (Williams) Blankenfeld. Paul died on Nov. 4, 2019, in Philip, S.D. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Rude’s Funeral Home. 

Paul enjoyed the outdoors and was incredibly gifted in art and music.

Paul is survived by his parents, Jeff and Deniz Blankenfeld of Aurora, S.D.; one sister, Elizabeth and Sean Murphy of Crookston, Minn.; nephew, Lincoln Murphy, whom Paul was able to meet before leaving us; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  For online condolences, visit


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