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Herrick John Aldrich, M.D.

Potter County News, February 11, 1999

 Herrick John Aldrich, M. D., 91, passed away at his home in Sheridan, WY, Dec. 21, 1998. Interment is to be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Potter County, SD, at a future date.

 He was born on Jan. 20 1907, in Belview, MN, to Emma L. Scholz, M.D. and Frederick H. Aldrich, M. D.

 Following primary and secondary education in the Minnesota Public School System he received his B.A., B.S., M.B. and M.D. (1935) from the University of Minnesota and later went on to pursue post graduate work from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1939 in Watertown, SD, he married Floris Amy Anderson from Lowry, SD, a registered nurse.

 Before moving to Sheridan in 1940 to begin medical practice with Drs. Will and Pete Schunk at the Shunk Clinic, he and Floris lived in Ft. Yukon, Alaska where Herrick was director of Hudson-Stuck Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of WW II serving from 1942 to 1946 in Alaska and Ladd AFB as Chief of Medical Service, then returning to Sheridan to join Drs. Sampson and Wilde of the Sheridan Medical Group to continue practice in internal medicine until retirement in 1971. Dr. Aldrich also practiced medicine part time for the Sheridan VA Hospital from 1971 to 1976 where he had been consulting for many years.

 He and Floris raised two boys in Sheridan, John H. Aldrich, 1945 - 1969, a Vietnam combat medic and casualty, and Daniel F. Aldrich, 1949 to present, a graduate degree entomologist and plant patholigist in Sheridan. Obits Index

Stanley Asmussen

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Stanley Asmussen, age 81, Agar, passed away Saturday, Mar. 6, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 13, at the Agar Hall with Rev. Roland Kemink officiating. Masonic Rites will be held in conjunction with the services. He will be interred at the Onida Cemetery with military rites. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg. Prayer services will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Luce Funeral Home.

 Stanley Howard Asmussen was born Apr. 19, 1917, to William J. and Lulu (Esther) Asmussen at their home in Agar. He attended Agar School and later went to diesel mechanics school in North Dakota. He entered the Army in 1942 and served for three years, spending 18 months in in European Theater of Operations during WWII.

 Stanley married Mary Margaret Brake prior to joining the Army. He lived and farmed in the Agar area all his life.

 He was a member of the Onida Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Aberdeen Yeldez Shrine, the Jesters, and a member of the Agar American Legion. He was very active in the Democratic PArty. Stanley was well known for his generosity to both individulas and organizations. He loved his grandghildren and each one was his favorite.

 Stan is survived by his wife, Mary Asmussen, Agar; on daughter, Johannas Asmussen Golden of Bemidji, MN; two sons: Tom (Vivian) Asmussen of Pierre and Ted (Brenda) Asmussen of Agar. He has one brother, Irving Asmussen of Agar; one sister, Elaine Richards, Desert Hot Springs, CA; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; six nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Peter, one half brother, William D. Asmussen, one stepbrother, K.G. Marsh and one stepsister, Theola Marsh Smith.

 Memorials may be directed to Heart to Heart Hospice c/o Gettysgurg Hospital, 700 E. Garfield, Gettysburg, SD 57442.

 Pallbearers will be Ken Falkenhagen, Austin Richards, Frank Fransen, Lewis Robbennolt, Marvin Olson, and Ep Sieler.

 Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cameron, Joe Neumayer, Russell Harris, Jim McDaniels, Bill Gese, Ernest Laundreaux, and Carlin "Lefty" Garrett. Obits Index

Patricia Barnett

Potter County News, March 18, 1999

 Patricia Barnett, Ph.D., retired professor in the Department of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died  March 1, 1999, after a heroic battle with cancer.

In addition to her association with UNC, Pat was a published playwrite and acted in a number of Shakespearean and classic roles, including leading roles in Front Page, Agnes of God, and Life on the Mississippi. She also toured most parts of the world to entertain U.S. troops abroad and was awarded silver medals by the U.S. Department of Defense for her tour in Japan and Korea.

Pat was born in Sioux Falls, SD, and is survived by three brothers and two sisters, one of whom is Mary K. Williams of Gettysburg.

Her funeral was held March 4 in Chapel Hill, NC. A memorial was held in Sioux Falls, SD on March 13. Attending from Gettysburg were Mary K. Williams, Kara Williams, Molly Roberts, Bruce and Peggy Williams. Obits Index

Alma Bown

Potter County News, January 7, 1999

Alma Bown, age 69, Mobridge, formerly of Agar, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Mobridge, of natural causes. Her funeral was held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses in Mobridge. Services were conducted by Ross Thompson of Pierre. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Alma Marian (Olson) Bown was born May 7, 1929 to Louis and Agot (Tolleffson) Olson in Froid, MT. She graduated from Bainville High School in 1948 and on Jan. 15, 1949 she married Marion "Buck" Bown in Pierre. They made their home on a ranch located east of Agar where their children were born. After 17 years on the ranch, they moved to Aberdeen where they resided for 13 years. In February of 1979 they moved to Mobridge where Alma enjoyed living by the river and fishing. In February of 1993, with her health already beginning to fail, Alma fell and broke her hip. At that time she entered the Mobridge Care Center.

She was married for 49 years and on Jan. 15, 1999, she and her husband were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her husband of Mobridge; two sons, Steven of Mobridge and David of Redfield; two daughters, Nola (Bob) Spoerl of Madison, WI and Carol (Ron) Passmore of Mobridge; one brother Lawrence (Mary) Olson, Helena, MT; two sisters, Ovada Hatcher of El Paso, TX and Clara Bown of Edgemont; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Obits Index

Rozanne Braden

Potter County News, January 7, 1999

 Rozanne Braden, age 61, Yates Center, KS, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Twin Oaks Health Care in Yates Center after suffering a four-year illness. Her funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin, KS, with burial in Colby, KS. Memorials in her name are suggested to: Decatur County Emergency Medical Service, 120 East Hall, Oberlin, KS. 67749.

Rozanne was born July 9, 1937, in Scott City, KS, the daughter of Duwane and Rosella (Ryan) Mulnix.

As a young child, she moved with her parents to Meade, KS, where her father, a pharmacist, owned and operated Mulnix Drug Store.

Rozanne attended elementry school in Meade, then Mt. Carmel Academy in Wichita, KS, as a high school student. She later graduated from Pittsburg State University with a B. S. degree in Education. She then attended Kansas University, graduating from the School of Physical Therapy. After moving to Tulsa, OK, in 1960, she became chief physical therapist at Hillcrest Medical Center.

She married Randall Braden on Aug. 27, 1966, in Meade, KS, and the couple lived in Tulsa until August 1970, when they moved to Gettysburg, SD. There they co-published the Potter County News, Eagle Butte News adn West River Progress weekly newspapers. While in Gettysburg, she organized The MOthers' Club and was active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

In January 1975, the family moved to Oberlin where they owned and published The Oberlin Herald weekly newspaper, later adding The Bird City Times and St. Francis Herald to their business operation.

During her time in Oberlin, she was active in the Catholic Church, served the community and county for many years as an EMT, was active in the family newspaper business and was involved in community service.

The couple sold their businesses in September 1993, and later moved to Yates Center in August 1995. The family presently publishes newspapers in Humboldt, Yates Center and Burlington, KS.

Rozanne is survived by her husband; two sons, Scott at home and Stewart of Denver, CO; two daughters, Catherine Faimon of Stilewell, KS, and Lori Braden of Boulder, CO, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Maryann Mulnix. Obits Index

Benjamin A. Brinker

Potter County News, March 4, 1999

 Benjamin A. Brinker, age 82, formerly of Salem, SD, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his home in Clanton, AL.

He was born May 10, 1916, in Salem. In 1920, his family moved to Lebanon, SD, where he grew up and went to school.

He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Ellen Glass on June 20, 1942, at Montgomery, AL. After his discharge, he continued to live in Alabama where he farmed.

For many summers, he and Ellen came back to his folks farm, to help during harvest. He really enjoyed harvest and going fishing at South Whitlock where they had a summer home also.

 In addition to his wife, survivors include four sisters, Leulla (Art) Simon, Vallejo, CA; Lorraine (Joe) Ritchey, San Jose, CA; MAry Threasa Barnes, Putnam, CT; and Dorothy (Wayne) Jarvis, Bremerton, WA; and one brother, Henry, Napa, CA.

Services were held at Kingley Funeral Home on Feb. 24. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Salem. The American Legion Post of Salem was the Honor Guard. Obits Index

Don Brons

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Don "Pop" Brons, age 64, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital. Memorial services were held Friday, Mar. 5, at the Masonic Temple in Gettysburg led by Delbert Ripley. Luce Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to either the SIDS Alliance, 1314 Bedford Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD. 21208 or the Alzheimer's Assn., 919 Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60611.

 Donald Wayne Brons Sr. was born Oct. 29, 1934 at Kennewick, WA, to Charles Donald and Bernice Irene (Ireland) Brons. He grew up and received his education at Kennewick. At the age of 17, he entered the US Navy and served until Oct. 28, 1955. He then returned to Washington where he worked as a welder and pipefitter. In September of 1995, he moved to Lebanon, SD, where he has since resided.

 Don married Olive May Whitehouse in 1957 at Tacoma, WA.

 Pops was active in the Masonic Lodge in Washington and in 1983 was Master of the Masonic Lodge at Battle Ground, WA. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and photography, especially of sunsets. He liked candles and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan.

 He is survived by four children: Don (Pam) Brons, Jr., Nashwauk, MN, Ron (Kim) Brons, Connie Brons, and Dan Brons, all of Lebanon; five grandchildren and two brothers, Gary and Dennis Brons, both of Washington.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild. Obits Index

Ernie Bryant

Potter County News, February 25, 1999

 Ernie "Buzz" Bryant, age 73, Seneca, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1999.

 Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 19, at United Methodist Church in Gettysburg with Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery with Luce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 Ernie LeRoy Bryant was born June 2, 1925, at Gettysburg to George and Rose (Thompson) Bryant. He grew up south of Seneca and attended Pleasantview Country School. Following his education he farmed with his father. He married Marg Zoss in the mid 1970's at Faulkton. Buzz retired in the late 1970's and moved to Seneca.

 Buzz is survived by two sisters: Georgina Fenton, Forrest Grove, OR, and Virginia Lager, Watertown, SD; one brother, Keith Bryant of Seneca; his step-mother, Frances Bryant, Seneca; three half-brothers and six half-sisters; one stepdaughter, Donna Bryant; four stepsons: George, Elmer, Mark, and Bill Zoss.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one stepson, one brother, three sisters and his stepfather.

 Pallbearers were his nephews: Keith Bryant Jr., Gary Bryant, Robert Bryant, David Bryant, Richard Bryant, and Kenneth Bryant Jr.

 Organist was Gail Larson and singing were Sarah Tanner and Miriam Maas. Obits Index

Earnest Chance

Potter County News, February 11, 1999

 Earnest Chance, age 90, of Coram, MT, passed away Jan. 29, 1999, at Kalispell Regional Hospital Center in Montana.

 He was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Dearing, KS, to Louis and Eva Chance. He was raised and educated in Coffeyville, KS. He worked at various jobs in several states before moving to Conrad in 1955, where he worked for Miller Motors.

 In 1957, he started Chance Body Shop. In 1964, he acquired the Kawasaki franchise. He retired in 1981; in 1983 they moved to Coram.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

 He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two daughters: Barbara Plaggmeyer, Billings, MT, and Sharon Grosse, Great Falls, MT.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held in Columbia Falls with burial in Woodland Cemetery in Columbia Falls, MT.

 He was the brother-in-law of Marie Umiker and Jake VanBockel of Gettysburg. Obits Index

Mildred Davidson

Potter County News, January 14, 1999

 Mildred (Engel) Davidson, 77, Canon City, CO, formerly of Gettysburg and Mobridge, passed away Dec. 28, 1998, at her home. He funeral was held Dec. 30 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canon City.

 Mildred was born Jan. 24, 1921 to Anthony and Edna (McLean) Engel in potter County. She grew up in Gettysburg and received her education there.

  She worked for MDU at Mobridge where she met Dale Davidson. They were married Sept. 2, 1944, in Tampa, FL, where he was stationed. They lived in Mobridge until moving to Loveland, CO. From there they moved to Canon City in 1968.

  She enjoyed playing cards and reading.

 Survivors include her husband of Canon City; daughters, Toni (Ken) Berreth of Sioux Falls and Dayle Davidson of Loveland; one sister, Dorothy Westphal, Gettysburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother LeRoy Engel. Obits Index

Leona Drake

Potter County News, March 18, 1999

 Leona (Donovan) Drake, age 88, Corona, CA, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 9, 1999, at Ember Health Care in Pomona, CA. She spent about 20 of her younger years in Gettysburg, SD.

 She worked for the Selective Service (Civil Service) during the war in 1942. Later she worked for the IRS in Omaha, NE.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of South Dakota.

Graveside service was held Friday, Mar. 12 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, CA.

m Survivors include son, Donald Donovan, Gene Donovan, Corona; daughter, Nadine Wolff, Hysperia, CA; sisters, Luella Bridwell, Ogden, UT and Dorothy McQuiddy, Bigwater, AZ; brothers, Art Voss, Polston, MT, Orville Voss, Ogden, UT, Vernon Voss, Ogden, UT and Warren Voss, Joseph, UT; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Obits Index

Clarence Engel

Potter County News, January 14, 1999

 Clarence W. Engel, age 74, Gettysburg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, at Luce Funeral Home in Gettysburg with the Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery.

 Clarence William Engel was born Feb. 3, 1924 at Gorman to Frederick and Elizabeth (Renner) Engel. He attended school at Gorman and the family moved to Gettysburg where he continued his education. Clarence worked for several years at the Gettysburg Iron Yard and then the Chevy Garage. In 1947, he began working for Klein's Bakery and in 1957 he purchased the bakery and operated the business until 1985 when he sold the business and retired.

  He served in the US Army from Mar. 14, 1943 until Feb. 5, 1946. While in the service, he received his basic training at Atlantic City, NJ, and was transferred to Bristol, England. He landed on Omaha Beach and served on through the European Theater of Operation before returning to the US. He then entered the 4th Signal Company, Infantry Division.

  Clarence married Evelyn Muth at Salt Lake City, UT and they were later divorced while he was in the military. He remarried on May 6, 1978 to Susan H. Archer at Las Vegas, NV.

  He is survived by his wife, Susan, Gettysburg; one son, Bradley (UnOk) Engel, Las Vegas; on stepson, Jim (Diana) Archer, Sturgis; four grandchildren: James, Lacy, Christopher, and Hunter; two step-grandchildren: Alvin (Lynn) Phillips, Gettysburg and Terry (Jill) Archer, Spearfish; four step-great-grandchildren: Nicole and Brian Archer, and Trey and Cyle Phillips; four sisters: Emma Jones, Rapid City, Katherine Wescott, Holibird, Rose Machan, Gettysburg, and Mildred Remily, Doland; one brother, John Engel, Huron.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Margaret Cole, and one brother, Bill. Obits Index

Florence Frost

Potter County News, April 1, 1999

Florence Frost, age 77, Gettysburg, passed away Friday, Mar. 26, 1999, at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Mar. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg with Rev. Chester Murtha celebrating the Mass. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle.

Florence Timp, daughter of Elizabeth (TeKippie) and John Timp, was born in Potter County on July 17, 1921. She grew up on a farm north of Gettysburg and attended rural school in this area. Following her schooling, she stayed on the farm and worked. She married Vincent J. Frost on Oct. 21, 1941 at Hoven. They settled briefly at Florence's parents farm and later moved to a farm they purchased east of there. This is where they lived until 1972 when they moved to Gettysburg.

Florence was employed as a nurse's aide at the Aohe Manor in Gettysburg until ill health forced her retirement in 1978. Vincent passed away July 8, 1987. In 1988, Florence moved to the Ben Anne Apartments in Gettysburg where she lived the remainder of her life. While living on the farm, she was a member os St. ANthony's Catholic Church in Hoven and since living in Gettysburg, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a member of both church Altar Societies and St. Mary's Society. She enjoyed playing cards.

Florence is survived by one daughter, Clarie Jo (Harvey) Knecht, Java; three sisters: Gen Frost, Hoven, Irene Elhert, Breckenridge, MN, and Loretta (Christ) Sautner, Gillette, WY; four grandchildren: Paul Knecht, Pierre, Geri Lynn Beck, Mitchell, Nickie Hansen, Rapid City, and Brad Frost, Sious Falls; and three great-grandchildren.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Daniel, one granddaughter, one brother and two sisters.

Casketbearers were Jerry Frost, Melvin Frost, Tom Frost, Melvin Timp, Leonard Schmidt, and Vincent Elhert. Obits Index

Agnes Hall

Potter County News, February 4, 1999

 Agnes Hall, age 76, Gettysburg, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

 Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg with Father Chester Murtha officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of the Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

 Agnes G. DuBois was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Potter County to Clem and Hannah (Clark) BuBois. She graduated from the Gettysburg High School in 1940. She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, graduating with a teaching certificate.

 Agnes married her high school sweerheart, Orin, "Orie" Raymond Hall on July 5, 1942 at Yuma, AZ. She taught school in Potter and Sully county while her family was young and her husband was in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Later she substitute taught at several schools. In 1948 she moved to Idaho where she and Orie operated the Hunters Inn. They returned to Gettysburg in 1949 and opened Hall Electric in March of 1952. She served as the bookkeeper for over 40 years. In 1983 they moved to Eagle Butte and returned to Gettysburg in 1986. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she taught CCD and was an active member of the Altar Society for a number of years. In 1963 she was Mardi Gras queen. She was a 52 year charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary.

 She is survived by three sons, Robert (Sue) Hall of Hutchinson, KS, Charles (Cherry) Hall of Sheridan, WY, and Bernard (Kathy) Hall of  Rapid City; two daughters, Jan (David) DeBerg of Watertown and Julia (Dallas) Brusse of Webster; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Kathie Gilbertson of St. Louis, MO.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and one daughter-in-law.

 pallbearers weere LeRoy Cass, John Cass, Dan Cass, Peter Cass, Bill Hall, Jim Hall, Lyle Gilbertson, and Rick Voorhees. Ushers were Jim and Ken Brown. A eulogy was given by Alice Cass Job and Lectors were John Briscoe, Cpl. Patrick Hall and Rob Hall. Prayers of intercession were written by Cheryl Hall. Obits Index

Yuri Judah Hause

Potter County News, January 28, 1999

 Yuri Judah Hause was born in Aberdeen, SD on April 30, 1980. Yuri attended elementary school at Beach, ND. His high school years were spent at Colstrip, MT. While attending high school Yuri worked at the Colstrip Subway Sandwiches. Upon graduation Yuri was employed as a carpenter with Murray Brothers' Construction in Belgrade, MT. Yuri had a multitude of interests and a multitude of friends.

 Yuri died of injuries that occurred as a result of a two car accident near Three Forks, MT on Jan. 24, 1999. Yuri is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Knott of Lebanon, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hause of Gettysburg, SD; parents, Mr. Dennis Hause of Colstrip, MT and Mrs. Marge Fisher of Fort Worth, TX; two sisters, Claire and Grace Fisher of Fort Worth, and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

 Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth, MT. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Forsyth Cemetery. Obits Index

Charles Wesley Herbison

Potter County News, April 8, 1999

 Word has been received of the death of Charles Wesley Herbison who was born in Gettysburg, SD on Aug. 18, 1920 to John and Sylvia Herbison.

As a child his family, brothers Wayne, Wendel, and Willard and sisters Reva, Gertrude, and Francis, moved to Silverton, OR and later to Coos Bay where he attended school. In 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor Day, he joined the Navy and served 17 1/2 years.

He married Sophie Ann Kock on March 18, 1948 in Galveston, TX. In 1952 they adopted Patricia Ann, called Trisha. They lived in California and Oregon. After his wife died in 1983, he moved to Brandon, OR and then to the Philomath-Corvallis, OR area.

He is buried in the Mt. Union Cemetery at Corvallis, OR. Obits Index

Ferdinand Holzwarth

Potter County News, March 25, 1999

Ferdinand Holzwarth, age 87, Mobridge, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 16, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Mobridge. His funeral was held Saturday, Mar. 20, at Lakeside Bible Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Emmitt Curtis officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Larson's Funeral Home in Mobridge.

Ferdinand Holzwarth was born Nov. 20, 1911 on the Holzwarth Family Farm north of Lowry to Gottlieb and Katherine (Mehlhaff) Holzwarth. He grew up on his parents farm and attended school in Lowry. He then farmed with his father until 1934. On Aug. 5, 1934, he married Elfrieda Goehring at the Goehring Family Farm which was located southwest of Lowry. They made their home on the Holzwarth farm north of Lowry where they lived until 1945 when they moved into Lowry. Ferd started a construction business and also a general merchandise store. He was joined in business by his brother Gus. In 1952 they sold the store and moved the construction company to Mobridge and at this time they became commercial building contractors and also started a building supply store. They continued to operated the business until 1980 when they sold out and retired.

He is survived by his wife of Mobridge; one son, Lynn Holzwarth, Mobridge; one brother brother, Gust Holzwarth of Eagan, MN; two sisters, Alvina Doershuk, Vancouver, WA and Millie (Fred) Lutz, Mobridge; one stepsister, Matilda Bamesberger, Shelby; and 57 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, one infant daughter, four brothers, two sisters, four stepbrothers, four stepsisters and several nieces and nephews.

Casketbearers were Keith Goehring, Collin, Vernon adn Ken Holzwarth, Reinholdt and Herbert Dutt and Darwin Lutz. Obits Index

Mary Humpal

Potter County News, January 14, 1999

 Mary Joyce Humpal, 66, passed away Dec. 17, 1998. Graveside services were held at Bunkers Memory Gardens.

 She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in South Dakota. A real estate agent, she was a five-year resident of Las Vegas.

  Survivors include her husband, Charles of Sparks, NV; daughter, Carla Lea of Las Vegas; son Chaz of Incline Village; brother, Jack Cosan of LaHabra, CA; and one grandchild. Obits Index

Harold Iversen

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Harold "Harley" R. Iversen, age 84, rural Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 3, 1999, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar. 6, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastors Raymond Adams and Robert Utecht officiating. Interment was in Bear Butte Cemetery.

 Harley was born Oct. 14, 1914, at Howard, SD, to Marinus and Helga (Pedersen) Iversen. When he was one year old, his family moved to Gettysburg, SD. He received his schooling in Gettysburg. Harley ranched his entire life. He married Alice Hagny at Harold, SD, on Mar. 23, 1941. They moved to Meade County in March of 1960 and lived on a ranch near Sturgis.

 Survivors include his wife, Alice, rural Sturgis; one son, Gregory Lynn Iversen, rural Sturgis; two daughters, Barbara Ann Robinson, El Paso, TX, and Gretchen Lea Lee, Broomfield, CO; two brothers, Clarence Iversen, Gettysburg, and Elmer Iversen, Leisure World, AZ; two sisters, Anna Baldwin, Levelland, TX, and Agnes Hagny, Gettysburg; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

A memorial has been established to Sturgis LHS Home and Community Care. Obits Index

Leo Larrington

Potter County News, January 28, 1999

 Leo Larrington, age 80, Gettysburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, AZ.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at United Methodist Church in Gettysburg with Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial will be in Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home. Prayer services will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Luce Funeral Home in Gettysburg.

Leo Larrington #2

Potter County News, February 4, 1999

 Leo Larrington, age 80, of Gettysburg,  passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at his winter home in Mesa, AZ. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg with the Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in the Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of the Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

 Leo Edward Larrington was born in Lucas County, IA on Oct. 27, 1918, the eldest don of John and Lucy (Pulliam) Larrington. At the age of six months he and his family travelled by train, with their livestock, machinery and household possessions in an immigrant car, to Gettysburg.

 The family homesteaded on a farm on the southwest corner of Gettysgurb which is where he spent his childhood. He graduated from the Gettysburg High School in 1937, excelling in football and basketball all four years.

 On Aug. 21, 1940, he married Margaret Shawgo at the United Methodist Church in Pierre, SD. They moved to a farm six and one-half miles south of Gettysburg where they have resided for the past 59 years. To this union two sons were born, Larry Mac on April 2, 1942 and Robert Leo on Nov. 28, 1943. Leo was happy to have his son Robert follow in his footsteps and carry on the farm. On Feb 27, 1994, his son Larry lost his life in a tragic car accident, leaving a loving wife and family.

 Leo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

 At the time the Potter County Co-op was being formed Leo was asked to solicit for shares and was elected to the board of directors. He retired after 25 years, of which he served as president of the board for 20 years. He served on the Potter County Fair Board, member of the Moose Lodge, Oddfellows Lodge, Farmers Home Administration and a past president of the State Farmers Union.

 While his health allowed, he was an avid bowler, fisherman, and hunter. He loved to dance, play cards and games and really enjoyed woodworking.

 After recovering from heart bypass surgery in 1978, they traveled in the winter to find warmer climate, they enjoyed it so much, that in 1983, they bought a winter home in Mesa, AZ and spent every winter there since.

 Leo is survived by his wife, Margaret Larrington of Gettysburg; one son, Robert (Carol) Larrington of Gettysburg; daughter-in-law Delores Larrington of Wilber, NE; six grandchildren, Tamara (Dale) Kohmetscher of Deweese, NE, Tana (Rich) Hofstetter of Plymouth, NE, DeeAnn (Irvin) Kucera of Lawrence, NE, Robin Larrington of Wilber, NE, Timothy (Sandra) Larrington of Olympie, WA, Thomas (Carol) Larrington of Yankton; two step-grandchildren, Randy (Rhonda) Hegstrom of Mitchell and Jeff (Gina) Hegstrom of Watertown and ten great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He has one brother. John Larrington of Longview, TX; three sisters, Betty (Bob) Boulding of Lake Forest, CA, Oleatha (Sherman) Rausch of Gettysburg, and Mary (Derald) Hanson of Gettysburg. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Ora Shawgo of Shoreline, WA; three sisters-in-law, Betty Larrington of Gettysburg, Dorothy (Victor) Harris of Othello, WA, Alice Fenske of Seattle, WA; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Obits Index

Clyde Norman Leach

Potter County News, April 8, 1999

 Clyde Norman Leach, age 77, of Mathis and formerly of Lebanon, SD, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Corpus Christi, TX.

 His funeral was held Tuesday, April 6 at Highland Cemetery Pavilion in Iowa Park, TX. The Rev. Scott Van Bibber officiated. Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park was in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Norman Leach was born March 9, 1922, at Catina, IA. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Eva Axtman on Dec. 22, 1962, at Gettysburg. She died in 1992.

He is a past member of the American Legion in South Dakota, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Bounds of Wichita Falls, TX; seven sons, Wade McCloud and Lee McCloud, both of Wichita Falls, Stanley McCloud of Cresbard, Richard McCloud of Amery, WI, Gary McCloud of Hoven, Jack McCloud of Faulkton and Speed McCloud of Highmore; five sisters, Bertha Graham of Highbee, MO, Ruby Anderson of Malvern, AR, Dorothy Garritson of Columbus, NE, Pat Tuck of Steamboat Spring, CO, and Ruth Horton of St. Ignatius, MT.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

The family prefers memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 Obits Index

Emma Lieberg

Potter County News, March 25, 1999

Emma Lieberg, age 73, Gettysburg, passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 1999. Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar. 20, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gettysburg with Rev. William Paepke officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

Emma was born Oct. 7, 1925, at Willow Lake, SD, to George and Christina (Gloe) Fink. She grew up at Willow Lake and attended school at Clark. She worked at the 5 and Dime Store, as a waitress and she also cleaned houses. She married Paul Liebig on Oct. 22, 1944 at Redfield and they made their home in Doland. They lived at various places before moving to Gettysburg in 1965. Emma worked as a dietary aide at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital until retiring in 1989.

Emma was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survivewd by four children: Carol (Walter) Anderson, Roger (Marcia) Liebig, Delories (Lyle) Wickersham, and Betty (Jim) Brown, all of Gettysburg; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beulah Dally, Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on Mar. 6, 1994, and one brother.

Casketbearers were grandsons: Jerard Anderson, Thaddeus Liebig, Aaron Liebig, Andrew Liebig, Jason Wickersham, and Brett Wickersham.

Honorary casketbearers were granddaughters: Monica Poepell, Melissa Anderson, Maisie Anderson, Christel Liebig, Daniall Liebig, and Jamie Brown. Obits Index

Pastor O. H. Marten

Potter County News, January 21, 1999

 The funeral for Pastor O. H. Marten, age 94, was held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in New Richmond, WI. Interment was on Thursday at New Richmond Cemetery.

 He was born in rural Wisconsin to Adolph and Emilie (Pfundt) Marten on Mar. 21, 1905. Three children, Ruth, Carla and Robert, were born to him and Hilda B. Marten, who preceded him in death. In February of 1970 he married Agnes Serum Marten.

 Surviving him are his wife Agnes; his daughter Ruth; his son Robert and daughter-in-law Janet Cox; their daughter Kristin and her husband Jeffrey Rouleau and great-grandson Michael. Also surviving are grandson Gregory DeMuth and wife Debra and granddaughter Suzanne DeMuth, whose mother, Carla Marten DeMuth, preceded her father in death.

 Pastor Marten was graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. He held both a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Divinity degree. Following his ordination as a pastor of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, he served four separate parishes in mid-Wisconsin.

 Among the offices held while a pastor was membership in the North Wisconsin District Stewardship Board and that of pastoral counselor for Circuit 18 of the District. By invitation, he served as advisor to the president of the same district. In 1994 he was awarded a plaque celebrating 65 years as an ordained pastor.

 Memorial contributions may be directed to The Lutheran Hour through St. John Lutheran Church of Midland, MI or St. Luke Lutheran Church of New Richmond, WI. Obits Index

LCpl Tommy L. Martin

Potter County News, April 1, 1999

LCpl Tommy L. Martin, age 57, Greeley, CO, passed away Saturday, Mar. 27, 1999, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley after a short illness. He was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Gettysburg, SD, to Elmer and Mollie (Doore) Martin.

Tommy graduated from Gettysburg High School. That year he joined the US Marine Corps. He was discharged in 1965. He married Carolyn Parsons in 1968. They divirced in 1975. He married Susan Ash in 1980 and they divorced in 1994.

Survivors include his son, Robert MArtin, Davenport, OK; daughters, Tammy Larman, Arab, AL, Starla (Raymond) Smith, Cherokee, OK, Teresa Martin, Greeley, Kimberly (Terry) Cantrell Sr., Union City, OK, Chasiti (Jerry) Tucker, Wellington, CO, Pamela Martin, Davenport, OK; sisters Charlotter (Jerry) Guthmiller, Spearfish, SD, Jerrylynn (Alvin) King, Marion, AR; fiancee, Carolyn Green, Cherokee, OK; brother-in-law, Alvin Wolforth, Gettysburg, SD; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mollie and Elmer Martin; sisters, Marvel (Martin) Wolforth, Enid (Martin) Sethne; two nephews and one grandson.

No services were scheduled. Obits Index

Myrtle Mertz

Potter County News, January 28, 1999

 Myrtle Mertz, age 86, Franklin, ND, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away Wednesday Jan. 20, 1999, at Todd-Aiken Health Care Center in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

 Myrtle Marie Worth was born Oct. 11, 1912 at Gettysburg to John F. and Robbie May (Harvey) Worth. She grew up at Gettysburg and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1930. Myrtle married George Gotthilf Mertz on July 23, 1931 at Aberdeen.

 She was a member of the American Lutheran Church.

 Myrtle is survived by one daughter, Phyllis N. Renz, Grand Island, NE; one son Curtis D. Mertz, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorrayne Schnurer, Sleepy Eye, MN and Dorothy Worth, Gettysburg; three brothers, Dean Worth and Quentin Worth, both of Gettysburg, and Robert Worth, Sepulveda, CA.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on June 13, 1997, one son, three sisters and one brother. Obits Index

Rudolph E. Mundt

Potter County News, April 15, 1999

 Rudolph E. Mundt, age 90, Rapid City resident and former Agar resident, died at a Rapid City Nursing Home on Sunday, April 11, 1999.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 15, at the Agar Hall in Agar with Rev. Lloyd Redhage and Rev. Brian Melbrandt officiating. Interment will be at the Onida Cemetery in Onida.

Rudolph E. Mundt was born Jan. 7, 1909, at Gettysburg, SD, the sone of William and Caroline (Doerr) Mundt. He resided at Gettysburg until age 13 when he moved to Agar with his family. He graduated from the Agar High School.

Rudolph married Margaret Christopher on June 2, 1931 at Agar. The couple farmed in the Agar area unti moving to Rapid City in 1993. Hea served on the REA Board for a number of years and was instrumental in bringing rural electrification to the Agar area. He remained active as he grew older and learned to water ski at the age of 72. He was an active outdoorsman and climbed Harney Peak, in the Black Hills at age 79.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet King, Rapid City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1997, a daughter, Marilyn Smith and a son, Arlyn. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney King two brothers, Joe and Vernon. (Also published in the Onida Watchman on April 22, 1999)  Obits Index

Blanche A. Munyon

Potter County News, April 1, 1999

Funeral services for Blanche A. Munyon, 77, of Athens, WI, were held Monday, Mar. 8, 1999 at McConnell Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Dunn officiating. Mrs. Munyon passed away Saturday, Mar. 6, at her home.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Carathers of Athens and Vicki Collins of Barronette, WI; two sons, Terry Munyon of Athens and Ronald Munyon of Crete, NE; two sisters, Deloris Tennant of Getysburg, SD and Gladys Bartels of Lead; and two brothers, Elmer Zuber of Gettysburg and Orville Zuber of Fort Pierre, SD. Obits Index

Eleanor Nagel

Potter County News, January 7, 1999

Eleanor Mae (Eaton) Nagel, age 73, of Clark, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away Wednesday, Dec., 30, 1998 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown.

Services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark on Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Interment was Monday, Jan. 4 at Gettysburg Cemetery.

Eleanor was born Jan. 27, 1925, at Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Julian and Myrtle (Potter) Surles. She attended grade school and New Hanover High School in Wilmington.

On Dec. 1, 1945, she was united in marriage to Burton Eaton in South Carolina. They lived in various places in the United States as he was stationed in the Air Force. In 1960 he was transferred to Gettysburg. He died in 1971. On Mar. 2 1973 she was united in marriage to Heinze A. "Dutch" Nagel at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Gettysburg. He died in 1988. She was employed by Jones Drug in Gettysburg for 30 years.

She was baptized at the Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark and a former member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Gettysburg. For many years she served as treasurer of the VFW Auxiliary in Gettysburg.

Besides being with her family and enjoying her grandchildren participate in sports, she enjoyed all professional sports. She could be found many times watching the Chicago Bulls, Kirby Puckett, All-Star Wrestling, the NFL, and other sports. While watching the sports and at other times, she enjoyed embroidering, latch hook work, and crossword puzzles. Traveling was also a favorite pastime as was bowling, bingo and playing cards.

Among the survivors who are grateful for having shared in her life are he children, Burton (Faye) Eaton, Watkins, CO, and Valerie (Milo) Richter of Clark, five grandchildren, Kelly and Brian Eaton, Jessica, Amie and Katie Richter; a great-grandson, Erik Eaton; a brother, Emerson (Sarah) Eaton, Wilmington, NC; sisters, Dorothy Mohr, Connie (Edward) Potter, Celeta (Bobby Lee) Cowan, and Juanita (James) Jeffords, all of Wilmington.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands brother, Julian Surles and a sister in infancy.

Casketbearers were Brain Eaton, Gary Nagel, Cory Berg, Bobby Joachim, Tristan Tom and Jessica Richter.

Honory casketbearers were Kelly Eaton, Amie Richter and Katie Richter. Obits Index

Homer Overstad

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Homer O. Overstad died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbindale, MN. He was 71 years old.

 He was born to Henry and Ethel (Wesen) Overstad on Jan. 1, 1928, at Starbuck, MN. At the age of 16, he went to work for Nodland Construction. He worked in construction for 55 years.

 He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Tobin on Jan. 14, 1950, at Glenwood, MN. In 1956 they moved to Osseo, and in 1958 to Blaine. In 1972, they moved to Mora, making it their permanent home.

 After suffering an injury in 1982, Homer was unable to work for about one year. Later he began working at Tobie's in Hinckley, continuing there until his death.

 He enjoyed cutting wood and working on the farm. His other passion in life was helping anyone in need.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Richard and William; one sister, Claire Ann.

  He is survived by his wife; four sons: Terrance, Douglas, WY; Jerald (Laurie), Stillwater, Ronald of Lino Lakes, and Donald and friend Roxan Southwick of Mora; nine grandchildren, Cindi, Tiffany, Terra, Elyssa, Brandee, Jessica, Kari Jo, Jesse, and David; two great-grandchildren, Kaylin and Brandon; two nieces and many relatives and friends.

 Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora and Starbuck Funeral Home. The Revs. Stephen Blenkush and Bruce Nelson officiated.

 Burial was in Fron Cemetery at Starbuck. Obits Index

Alice Caroline Rausch

Potter County News, April 15, 1999

 Alice Caroline Rausch, age 92, passed away April 5, 1999 in Brookings, OR.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 10, at the Masonic Lodge in Brookings, OR. Arrangements were under the direction of Litty Funeral Directors, Brookings Funeral Home.

Alice Caroline Rausch was born Oct. 26, 1906 in Seneca, SD. She married Charlie "Bud" Rausch on Nov. 29, 1928. They moved to Curry County in 1945 from Dayton, OR. She worked as a shipyard-welding specialist in 1943 adn was proud of her contribution to the war effort as a specialist in the shipyards of Portland, OR. She also worked with lilies for many years.

She was a 50-year member of the Satellite Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Duaghters of the Nile, Harbor Grange, Brookings Presbyterian Church, Pelican Bay Art Association, Daughters of the American Revolution and was instrumental in organizing the Brookings Chapter of the Rainbow Girls, and was involved in both state and Curry county fairs. She loved the piano, dancing oil painting and genealogy, excelling in all her hobbies.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Doyle Rausch, one daughter, Carol Wigley, both of Brookings; a sister, Gladys Beam of Pierre; one brother, Leo A. Traver of  Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Brenda Bolman, Carla Allen, Donna Larsen, Ben Wigley, Jr., Tom Rausch, Dianna Rausch, Terry Rausch, Rachelle Redding; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Laurie Rhodes, Darla Stillman; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Henry "Buddy" Rausch in 1933 and her daughter Fae in 1951. Obits Index

Stephan M. Realph

Potter County News, April 15, 1999

 Stephan M. Realph, age 42, Hoven, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Hoven on March 28, 1999.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 17, at 10:00 A. M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hoven with Rev. Terry Anderson celebrating the Mass. Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle is in charge of arrangements.

Stephan M. Realph, son of Dorothy M. (Sanders) and Herbert L. Realph, was born at Omaha, NE on Jan. 15, 1957. He was raised and attended school at Castro Valley, CA, graduating from Castro Valley High School in 1975. He began serving his country in the United States Marine Corps in 1976 and returned to Castro Valley in 1978 where he worked several different jobs and also attended classes at Chabot college in Hayward, CA. In 1984 he came to Hoven and helped his Mom open a cafe in town. He then returned to Hoven (ed. note: this probably should have read CA.) where he was employed at an off-sale liquor store and worked construction. In 1988 he returned to Hoven where he was employed at the Hoven Co-op and the Hoven Equity Exchange. In September 1996 he took the manager's position at the Hoven Municipal Liquor Store and was continuing in that capacity the remainder of his life. Steve bolonged to the Hoven Junior Service Club, was past president of the Hoven Hot-Rodders Club, and was a Hoven Volunteer Fireman. He was also active with young people in Hoven as he played Santa Claus for kids at Christmas and was also active with youth softball. As hobbies, Steve enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Steve is survived by his father, Herbert L. Realph and his wife Patty of Newark, CA; his mother, Dorothy M. Goe of Hoven; two sisters, Jerilyn (Rusty) Realph-Stern of Marshall, WI, Cynthia (John) Simmon of Lebanon; one step sister, Nancy Goe-Rombough of Hayward, CA; three step brothers, Joe (Paula) Hawkins of Pittsburgh, CA, James (Melody) Realph of Tracy, CA, and Kenneth Kenneth Realph of Columbus, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Honorary bearers will be the Hoven Volunteer Fire Department.

Alice Simon will be organist and St. Anthony's Church Choir will sing. Lector will be Dave Rausch and Mass servers will be Luke Kaiser and Adam Hunnel.

Steve's family prefers memorials to the Hoven Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 84, Hoven, SD 57450. Obits Index

Marie Robbennolt

Potter County News, March 25, 1999

 Marie Robbennolt, age 40, Gettysburg, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 23, 1999, at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Mar. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hoven with Fr. Chester Murtha, Fr. Terry Anderson and Fr. Leonard Fox officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

Prayer services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thurday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg.

Marie Robbennolt #2

Potter County News, April 1, 1999

Marie Robbennolt, age 40, Gettysburg, SD, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 23, 1999, at Gettysburg Memorial Hospital after complications with cancer.

Funeral services were held Friday, Mar. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hoven with Fr. Chester Murtha, Fr. Terry Anderson, Fr. Leonard Fox and Monsignor Marvin McPhee officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

Marie Robbennolt was born Oct. 24, 1958, at Hoven, SD to Norbert and Florence (Seurer) Simon. Marie grew up at Hoven and attended St. Anthony's Elementary School and Hoven High School.

She married Steve Robbennolt on Mar. 31, 1991, at Rapid City, SD.

Marie enjoyed arts, crafts, and antiques. She owned and operated craft and gift shops in Hoven and Gettysburg. She also was employed for several years by Bob's Steakhouse west of Gettysburg. Marie was a devoted wife and mother.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society and the Oahe M & M Extension Club.

She is survived by her loving husband, Steve Robbennolt, one son, Blake, and two daughters, Katelyn and Kelcey, all of Gettysburg; her father, Norbert Simon, Hoven; one sister, Sandy Ryan, San Diego, CA; one brother, Charles (Shelley) Simon, Hoven; and several nieces and nephews.

MArie was preceded in death by her mother.

Casketbearers were Jerry Brickner, Niel Simon, Brad Simon, Bobby Dreis, Keith Kaup, and Frank Smith. Obits Index

Dean Roseland

Potter County News, March 18, 1999

 Dean A. Roseland, 75, Rapid City, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Fort Meade Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dean Allen Roseland was born on Nov. 17, 1923, to George and Genevieve (Neuroth) Roseland at Seneca. Dean grew up in the Seneca area and attended elementary school there. He attended and graduated from Faulkton High School in 1941.

With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December of 1941 while still in high school. He served aboard ships that took part in Doolittle's Raid on Japan, Guadalcanal, the Soloman Islands, Midway and Iwo Jima. He received his honorable discharge in March of 1946 and returned to Seneca and farmed on the family farm. Dean married Cecilia Nee on Aug. 12, 1949, at Seneca. The couple made there home in Seneca until moving to Dupree in 1949, Faith in 1960, Sturgis in 1965 and Rapid City in 1968. Dean worked as a mechanic at service stations and garages throughout the areas he lived.

 Dean enjoyed spending his retirement with his family. He enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of his gardens, and also hunting and fishing. He had a special love for his dog, Sandy.

 Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Roseland, Rapid City; four sons: Michael Roseland, Rapid City and his wife, Shirley of Avon, and Pat Roseland, Rex Roseland and his wife Gloria, and Vern Roseland and his wife, Katie, all of Rapid City; two sisters, Bernadine Selting and Arlene Heller, both of Faulkton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, MArch 11, at Historic Fort Meade Chapel at Fort Meade, with Chaplain Ted Richardson officiating. Burial followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis under the direction of Carlsen-Jolley Funeral Home of Sturgis. Military honors were provided by Sturgis Area Veterans. Obits Index

Arleen Rosenau

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Arleen May (Miles) Rosenau passed away Mar. 2, 1999.

Arleen was born in Lebanon, SD, to Charles A. and Monnie M. (Capron) Miles on July 28, 1939. When she was two years old, they moved to Hoven, SD. She attended school in Hoven. In 1956, she went to work in Mobridge, SD. On July 29, 1957, she married Franklin Otto Rosenau. At that time Frank had construction equipment and worked out of Lemmon, SD. Their first winter was spent at Glad Valley, SD. In 1958, they moved to Morristown, SD. In 1963, they moved to Cortez, CO. In 1964, they bought a grocery store in Lebanon, SD. They were there until 1988 when they moved back to Lemmon where Arleen opened a hardware store.

 During her lifetime Arleen enjoyed reading and knitting and spending time with family and friends. Arleen touched many lives with her open heart and open home.

 She is survived by her husband Frank; son Joel Allen, Lemmon; four daughters, Adeline (John) Bird, DuglasVille, GA, Joyce (Todd) Peterson, Lemmon, Jennifer (Charles) Picklesimer, Raleigh, NC, and Kay Lynn (Rodney) Storm, Lemmon; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Arlyn Miles, Hoven, Dowling Miles, Taft, CA, Floyd Miles, Paducah, KY; two sisters, Catherine Miller, Highmore, SD, Monica Wells, Decatur, IL, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arleen was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Kenneth Miles, Onida and two sisters as children. Obits Index

Sister Teresa Schmitt

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Sister Mary Teresa Schmitt, age 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 1999, at the Franciscan Motherhouse in Mitchell. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell with Bishop Robert J. Carlson officiating. Msgr Marvin McPhee presided at the scripture services and rosary at the Sisters of St. Francis of Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent Monday eventing.

 She was born in Bavaria, Germany on Jan. 26, 1915, the daughter of Franz and Katherine (Feller). SHe was the fifth of ten children. She entered the Convent of Dillingen, Germany on Aug. 5, 1936 and professed her vows on Aug 6, 1937. Six days later she came to America, arriving at Collegeville, MN, where she cared for the student dining room area for four years. Future assignments included: domestic work at the Benedictine Abbey at Atckinson, KS for one year; Marionhill Monastery in Sioux Falls; Marion Hill Monastery in Brighton, MI; and 12 years at St. Francis Convent in Hankinson, ND. In September 1958, Sister went to the Gettysburg Memorial Hospital in Gettysburg, where she assisted in patient care, laundry, dietary, housekeeping, and chapel sacristan. She was an avid gardener.

In December of 1969, she and other members of her community began a new religious order in Gettysburg and in November 1991, established a Motherhouse in Mitchell.

For the past two years, sister has been retired at the Motherhouse due to ill health.

She is survived by two blood sisters, Rosa and Greta; 18 nieces and nephews; the members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and many friends. Obits Index

Margaret Shoup

Potter County News, January 14, 1999

 Margaret Shoup, age 82, Gettysburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg. Her funeral was held Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Onida. Burial was in Onida Cemetery with Luce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Margaret Elsie Uphoff was born Jan. 22, 1916, to Dirk and Elsie (Jebben) Uphoff at Swift County, MN.

  She married Clarence A. Shoup on Sept. 14, 1943, at Appleton, MN. They lived at and farmed the Ernest Shoup homestead in Richvalley Township near Onida. He died Feb. 26, 1988. She moved to East Haven Apartments in Gettysburg on June 24, 1991, where she resided until her death.

  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Agar, where she helped teach Sunday School. She was also a member of the Richvalley Social Club.

 Survivors include one daughter, Audrey (Dale) Robinson of Gettysburg; one brother, John Uphoff, Anoka, MN; and six grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, one granddaughter, one brother and two sisters. Obits Index

Lisa Mae Sippel

Potter County News, April 8, 1999

 Lisa Mae Sippel, age 17, of Groton, died as a result of an auto accident Thursday, April 1, 1999 west of Ortley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Groton. The Rev. Craig Grams officiated. Burial was in the Groton Union Cemetery. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of  Groton was in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Mae Sippel was born July 29, 1981, to Bruce and Vickie (Luce) Sippel of Groton at Aberdeen. She lived on a farm north of Groton and attended Groton schools. She was a senior and honors student at Groton High School. She had worked at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Groton and was currently employed at Burger King in Aberdeen.

She was a member of the 1999 All-State Band, the Groton Debate Squad all four years of high school and on the varsity squad her junior and senior years. She had recently earned the Double Ruby Special Distinction Degree from the National Forensic League. She had been a member of the Groton Odyssey of the Mind team. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Disciples for Christ youth group of the church in Groton. She was also active in 4-H.

Survivors include her parents of Groton; one brother, Adam Sippel of Groton; two sisters, Emily Sippel and Felicia Sippel, both of Groton; her paternal grandmother, Lorraine Sippel of Groton, her maternal grandmother, Vivian Luce of Gettysburg; and her maternal grandfather, Carroll Klapperich of Redfield.

She was preceded in death by both grandfathers, on great-grandfather and two great-grandmothers.

Casketbearers were Derek Pfitzer, Lance Cowan, John Luce III, Doug Nash Jr., Skye Lesher and Kevin Pray. Obits Index

Michael Steffen #2

Potter County News, March 4 and 11, 1999 (note the Mar 4 version is slightly different and is available only upon request)

Michael Steffen, age 13, of Littleton, Colo., along with his father, Rick died on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, as the result of a automobile accident at Larkspur, Co. Michael is the son of Mary Flemmer and his step-father, Don Flemmer, of Blunt, SD.

Funeral services were held Saturday March 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Luce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brad Urbach officiating. Burial was at the Gettysburg Cemetery.

Joint services were held Wednesday, Mar. 3, in Denver, CO.

Michael Paul Steffen was born in Harrisburg, Ill., to Rick and Mary (Glende) Steffen. The family resided in the first two years of Michael's life in Illinois. They relocated to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1987. In 1990, Michael moved to Colorado with his father. He spent time visiting his mom and sister, Erin, on holidays and during the summer. Michael was a big Denver Broncos and Chicago Bulls fan. He liked playing Nintendo, basketball and being outdoors. Due to his special needs, he enjoyed school and attending a variety of camps. He adored his little sister, Erin, and all of his pets, both in Colorada and South Dakota

 Michael is survived by his mother Mary Flemmer and step-father, Don Flemmer of Blunt; one sister, Erin Flemmer of Blunt; Maury and Fran Glende of Tempe, Ariz., and Herb and Phyllis Flemmer of Gettysburg; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his father. Obits Index

Otto Stotz

Potter County News, April 8, 1999

 Otto Stotz, age 86, of Tolstoy, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

Funeral services were held in the Tolstoy United Methodist Church on Monday, April 5 with the Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in the German Zion Congregational Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home in Bowdle in charge of arrangements.

Otto Stotz was born April 4, 1912, to Julie (Goetz) and John Stotz at his parents' farm northeast of Tolstoy. This is the area where he grew up and attended country school. Following his schooling, he worked on his parent's farm.

He married Marie Rose Keszler on Dec. 1, 1935, in the United Methodist Church, Tolstoy. They farmed hois father's farm northeast of Tolstoy, retiring in 1976. She died Jan. 31, 1992. In 1993, he moved to Tolstoy. Since June 1996, he had lived at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tolstoy, where he sang in the chior and in men's quartet.

His hobbies included woodworking, fishing and travelling.

 Survivors include on daughter, Janice (Marion Herd of Ferris, TX; five sons, LaRoy (Jenny) Stotz of Onaka, Lyle Stotz of Roscoe, Rodney (Bonnie) Stotz of Tolstoy, Richard (Barb) Stotz of Winner and Victor (Sue) Stotz on Onida; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one daughter, one sister, six brothers, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Casketbearers were Cody Stotz of Onida, Tim Stotz of Sioux Falls, Darnell Boyson of Grand Island, NE, Dave Haupt of Ord, NE, Jerid Stotz of Aberdeen, and Darin Stotz of Northfield, MN. Obits Index

David Tays

Potter County News, January 21, 1999

 David James Tays, 36, passed away Jan. 10, 1999, at his home in Gillette, WY. His funeral was held Jan. 14 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Gillette and interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.

 David was born Sept. 1, 1962, at Hot Springs to Jim and Cecile Tays. He grew up in Hot Springs and graduated from Black Hills State University. At the time of his death he was manager of Wendy's in Gillette.

 He is survived by his wife, Mitze, and two sons, Jason and Shawn, at home; his parents of Hot Springs; one brother, Dan, Sheridan, WY; aunts and uncles including Morris and Coleen Simon of Gettysburg and Dick and Glenny Tays of Eagle Butte. Obits Index

Carmela K. Toth

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Funeral services for Mrs. Mike (Carmela K.) Toth, age 32, Randolph, NE, formerly of Faulkton, were held Monday, Mar. 8, 1999, at Grace Bible Church, Gettysburg. Rev. James Weems officiated. She passed away Mar. 3 in Randolph. While living in Faulkton, she attended Grace Bible Church in Gettysburg.

 Burial was in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, SD.

 Pallbearers were Frank Rowe, Bob Rowe, Brock Teske, Quentin Teske, Dan Buchholz, and Robert Buchholz. Music was provided by Valerie VanBockel, Barb Hamburger, Pam Degelau, Grace Bible Worship Team and Grace Bible Men's Vocal Group.

 Carmela is survived by her husband, Mike, and two daughters: KaLinda and Larissa Toth of Randolph; her parents, Vincent and Blanch Flanigan of Redfield; one brother, Vincent, Jr. "Butch" Flanigan, Rapid City; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Hazel Hartley, Garden City; and paternal grandmother, Doris Flanigan, Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather and father-in-law. Obits Index

Ruby E. Thom

Potter County News, March 11, 1999

 Funeral services for Ruby E. Thom, 67 of Lemmon were held Monday, Mar. 8, 1999, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastors Harold Waltrous and Garry Weems officiated with burial in Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon.

 Ruby Esther Huber was born Mar. 29, 1931, in Grant County, ND. to John and Katherine (Schlepp) Huber.

 On Nov. 19, 1955, Ruby was united in marriage to David Thom at Lemmon. Together they farmed and ranched north of Lemmon. In 1974, she began what would come to be 25 years of dedicated service at Five Countied Hospital and Nursing Home.

 She was diagnosed with cancer in May 1995 and had been fighting a courageous battle since. She entered Five Counties Nursing Home in August of 1998 and passed from this life there on Thursday, Mar. 4, at the age of 67 years, 11 months, five days.

 Survivors include her husband, David, Lemmon; two sons and three daughters-in-law: Delane and LeAnn Thom, Gettysburg; Loran and Cindy Thom, Bernita Thom, all of Lemmon; three grandchildren, Ethan, Clinton, and Carrie Thom; four brothers and six sisters-in-law; four sisters and two brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Lonelle Tulane "Lonnie" Thom, five brothers and one sister.

 Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon was in charge of arrangements. Obits Index

Gordie H. Ulmer

Potter County News, January 21, 1999

 Funeral services for Gordie H. Ulmer, age 59, of Mobridge, SD were held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge with Rev. Emmit Curtis officiating. burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Larson's Funeral Home of Mobridge. Mr. Ulmer passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 1999 at Med Center One in Bismark, ND.

 Gordie H. Ulmer was born on Dec. 19, 1939 to Edmond and Lydia (Heupel) Ulmer on their farm southeast of Wishek, ND, which was in McIntosh County. He grew up on his parents farm and attended rural school and Wishek Public School through the eighth grade. Through courses from the American Correspondence School he graduated from high school. Following his education he worked with his father on the family farm and also started working at the Wishek Livestock Market as a yardman at the age of 15.

 He married Mabel Mae Kolb on June 21, 1959 at the Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wishek. Following their marriage they made their home on his parent's farm for two years before buying his own farm just 1 1/2 miles east of his parent's farm. In December of 1959 Gordie attended the Reisch American School of Auctioneering in Mason City, IA. In 1964 they moved to Wishek. While living there Gordie started an auction business, doing farm and household auctions with George Bitz, along with running cattle. In June of 1967 he purchased the Wishek Livestock Market and began his long career in the livestock market business. Before selling the Wishek Sale Barn Gordie had made it into the second largest livestock market in the state of North Dakota. While living in Wishek he also purchased the Edgely Livestock Market with his brother Elmo and the Turtle Lake Livestock Market with George and Pius Bitz.

 In 1973 he sold the Wishek sale barn and became an order buyer which he did until September of 1974 when he bought the McLaughlin Livestock Market in McLaughlin, SD. He ran this until he sold it to his son, Nolan, in 1987. In 1979 he purchased Lemmon Livestock Auction with his brother, Elmo, which they operated until 1994. In 1981, Gordie and Herman Schumacher built the Herried Livestock Market. Later Gordie sold his interest in the Herried Sale Barn to his son Dean. From 1990 to 1994 Gordie and Mabel lived in Lemmon where, following the death of his partner and brother Elmo, Gordie took over the operation of the Lemmon sale barn until it was sold in 1994.

 On Jan 1, 1995, Gordie and his son Dean took over the Mobridge Livestock and in July of 1997 son Scott joined the operation which continues today.

 Gordie has always been active in the cattle and ranching business and also ran a buffalo operation near McLaughlin. He also owned the Country Side Inn in Lemmon and apartment buildings in Lemmon and Wishek.

 Gordie enjoyed fishing and goose hunting. He also loved to entertain and cook out for family and friends. Gordie had been a long time member of the Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church of Wishek and was attending the Lakeside Bible Church in Mobridge.

 He is survived by his wife Mabel Mae Ulmer of Mobridge; sons, Nolan (Patty) Ulmer of Greeley, CO, Todd (Dawn) Ulmer, Dean, Kim (Jack) Ulmer, and Scott (Jina) Ulmer all of Mobridge; daughter Connie Ulmer of Rapid City; sisters Ellen (Vance) Moon of Ada, MN, LuElla (Albert) Ackerman, Verna (Raymond) Bader, Wishek, and Denora (Art) Hoff of Bismark, ND; brothers, Ruedow (Deloris) Ulmer of Lehr, ND, Lloyd (Marilyn) Ulmer of Mandan, ND, and Edgar (Mercedes) Ulmer of Ashley, ND; grandchildren Jess, Kari, Jared, Cassidy, Krista, Kersten, Eric, Michelle, Lucas, Jett and Tanner; mother-in-law Pauline Kolb and his dog Tuffy.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Elmo and his father-in-law Art Kolb. Obits Index

Darrell Voeltz

Potter County News, January 7, 1999

Darrell G. Voelty, 66, Aberdeen, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 28, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Harold E. Salem officiating. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD, with Miller-Huebl Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Gene Voeltz was born May 23, 1932, at Gettysburg to Albert William and Blanche Edith (Stambach) Voeltz. This is where she attended all 12 years of school and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1950. On Oct. 15, 1951, he went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. On Dec. 11, 1951, he entered the United States Airt Force where he spent his time as an air traffic controller. In January 1954, Darrell was united in marriage to Elizabeth Grace Grady. She passed away 13 days after their son Steve was born Oct. 5, 1954. Darrell was honorably discharged from the Air Force Jan. 8, 1954, returning to Ma Bell where he stayed until his retirement on June 30, 1989, after 35 years of dedicated service. During his years with the telephone company, he spent time in Miller, Watertown, and Aberdeen. On Aug 5, 1956, Darrell and Ramona Mae Jundt were married in Miller. Of this union, one sone Craig was born.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Concord 306 in Watertown since April 1961 and was Master of the lodge in 1963. He was a past member of the Aberdeen Elks Lodge #1046, a member of the Aberdeen Legion Post #24 for 35 years. AARP member since 1987, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona, Aberdeen; two sons: Steve (Cathy) Voeltz, Jamestown, ND and Craig Voeltz, Aberdeen; three brothers: Bobby Dean (Helga) Voeltz, Pierre, Marlo (Shirley) Voeltz, Pierre, and Terry (Jane) Voeltz, Aberdeen; two sisters: Joyce Kane of Gettysburg and Lana (Tony) Frederick of Yankton; and four grandchildren: Josh, CristenLindsey, and Jacob.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Elizabeth, and one sister LaVonne.

Casketbearers were his nephews: Greg Frederick, David Voeltz, Curt Voeltz, Jime Kane, Doug Frederick and Mark Maas. Obits Index

Deann R. Witte

Potter County News, April 15, 1999

Deann R. Witte, age 34, of White River and formerly of Seneca, died Monday, April 5, 1999, as a result of a car accident north of Onida.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8,  at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Orient with Hofmeister Funeral Chapel of Pierre in charge of arrangements.

Deann Renee Witte was born Oct. 20, 1964, to Robert A. and Beth I. (Bellack) Witte in Faulkton. She grew up and attended school in Miller and Faulkton. She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1982. She went to South Dakota State University in Brookings and Northern State in Aberdeen to finish her bachelor's degree in elementary education. She managed the Wheel Inn Bar and Grill in Murdo, the 1880 Town adn Bob's Resort in Gettysburg. She taught for one year in the Crazy Horse School System as a first grade teacher. She moved to White River in 1990, where she taught second graders up until this year, when she began teaching third graders. She also worked part time at different establishments in White River.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Seneca, South Dakota Education Association and National Education Association. She was secretary-treasurer of the South Dakota Boxing Association for several years.

She loved to paint and collect miniature bears.

Survivors include her parents of Seneca; one brother, Paul Witte of Clear Lake; her maternal grandparents, Edwin and Grace Bellack of Seneca; and her special friend, Dave Larvie of Norris.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents. Obits Index

Edna Wolforth (#2)

Potter County News, January 14, 1999

 Edna Wolforth, age 93, Gettysburg, formerly of Onida, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

  Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 8, at United Methodist Church in Gettysburg with Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home.

  Edna was born Mar. 14, 1905, at Sully County to Ernest and Anna (Engel) Shoup. She grew up in Sully County where she received her education at the Richvalley Township School. She married George Wolforth on Feb. 2, 1926. They lived on a farm near Agar and then in March of 1997 she entered the Oahe Manor.

Edna was a member of Richvalley Ladies Club. She enjoyed crocheting and playing the organ and piano.

  She is survived by three sons: Alvin Wolforth, Agar, Edward Wolforth, Kimball, NE, and Gary Wolforth, Aberdeen; two daughters: Delores Allgood, Sheridan, CA and Betty Klein, Spearfish; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Elsie Clark, Onida and Florence Wagner, Pierre.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Orville, and grandson, and four brothers. Obits Index

Floyd Zuber

Potter County News, January 7, 1999

Floyd Zuber, age 88, Gettysburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg. His funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Emmanuel Luteran Church in Gettysburg with Rev. William Paepke officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

Floyd R. Zuber was born June 25, 1910, near Gettysburg to William and Clara (Larson) Zuber. He grew up on the family farm and after grade school, he spent most of his life as a carpenter. He worked in Las Vegas on the Hoover Dam and also worked in Oregon and Washington.

He was married on Nov. 19, 1932 to Christy Wager at Forest City and they had one son, Edward. He later returned to Gettysburg and married Velda Axsom.

Floyd's favorite sports were baseball, fishing and pool. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Medicine Rock Senior Citizens.

He is survived by one son, Edward Zuber; three grandchildren; Craig Watts of Pennsylvania, Ali McKennah of Los Angeles, and Debbie Schoberg of Pennsylvania; three sisters: Dorothy Boke and Myrtle Oaks, both of Gettysburg, and Gladys (Everett) Meyers of Faulkton; two brothers: Lester Zuber of Hot Springs and Donald Zuber of Piedmont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, and two brothers, Charlie and William.

Pallbearers were Darrell Oaks, Gary Oaks, Alan Oaks, Kermit Wager, Jim Bryant and Don Soper. Music was provided by Nancy Holzwarth. Ushers were Paul Zuber and Florian Drexler.

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Alma Bown #2

Onida Watchman, January 7, 1999

Funeral services for Alma Bown, age 69, of Mobridge, were held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witness in Mobridge with Ross Thompson of Pierre conducting the service. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Alma passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Mobridge, due to natural causes.

Alma Marian (Olson) Bown was born May 7, 1929 to Louis and Agot (Tolleffson) Olson in Froid, Mont. She graduated from the Bainville High School in 1948 and on Jan. 15, 1949 she married Marion "Buck" Bown in Pierre. They then made their home on a ranch located east of Agar where all four of their children were born.

After 17 years on the ranch, the family moved to Aberdeen, where they resided for 13 years. In February of 1979 they moved to Mobridge where Alma enjoyed living by the river and fishing. Though her fishing techniques were less than professional, she usually caught the biggest and the most fish.

Until illness slowed her down, she was an active member of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witness and busy sharing her life with others. She was always concerned about doing things for others and liked to share the bounty of her cooking and baking talents. Her grandchildren especially remember her strawberry pie, peanut butter cups and homemade ice cream. Alma canned a lot of garden produce and liked to give gifts of jam and jelied.

In February of 1993, with her health already beginning to fail, Alma fell and broke her hip. At that time she entered the Mobridge Care Center. Though she was able to spend some months since then at home with her husband's care, she had been in a nursing home for the past year and a half. She was a fighter and amazed the medical staff and family alike by recovering time and time again from life threatening crises and illness.

She and her husband were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Her family was very important to her and she was devoted to her husband and her children.

She is survived by her husband, Marion "Buck" Bown of Mobridge; two sons, Steven of Mobridge and David of Redfield; two daughters, Nola and Bob Spoerl of Madison, Wis. and Carol and Ron Passmore of Mobridge; one brother Lawrence and Mary Olson, Helena, Mont; two sisters, Ovada Hatcher of El Paso, Tex and Clara Bown of Edgemont; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Obits Index

Minnie Currier

Onida Watchman, April 15, 1999

 Funeral services for Minnie Currier, 82, were held Friday, April 9 at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Onida, with the Rev. Mary Lee-Lint officiating. Interment was at the Onida Cemetery under the direction of Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre.

 Visitation was Thursday evening at the Feigum Funeral Home.

Minnie died April 5 at St. Mary's Sub-Acute Center in Pierre.

 Casket bearers were her grandsons, Dan Currier, Jason Currier, Thad Currier, Monty Currier, Monty Currier, Mike Currier, Scott Currier, Kyle Currier and Brian Anderson.

special music was provided by Mary Jean Lomheim organist; soloist Merlin Voorhees, and the church choir.

Minnie Mae Ripley was born April 13, 1916, in Onida, to Milton and Hattie (Dorrel) Ripley. She attended Ripley Rural School and the Onida High School. On Jan. 13, 1934, she married Harold Currier in Ft. Pierre. They moved to the Okobojo area to farm and in 1942 purchased their own farm in Hartford Township. In 1957 they moved into Onida.

Minnie worked in housekeeping at the Onida Hospital until it closed.

On Jan. 13, 1952, she was baptized and joined the United Methodist Church in Onida, where she was an active member. She was also a member of the Phoenix Senior Center and a board member of the Onida Economic Development Corporation, as well as many other community organizations. Her many talents included baking pies, growing beautiful flowers, especially roses, and she was a collector of angels.

 Survivors include her three sons, Duane, Gary and Cecil, all of Onida; two daughters, Janice Millage of Philip and Sandi Anderson of Sioux Falls; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and "three in the oven"; four sisters, Marie Ripley, Bertie Spicer and Gladys Wilcox, all of Pierre, and Hazel Pendergast of Silverton, Ida.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Ripley of Onida and Frieda Nelson of Duluth, Minn., one brother-in-law, Donald Currier of Rapid City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1982; and five brothers, Glen, Ralph, Frank, George and Elmer Ripley. Obits Index

Peggy Dean

Onida Watchman, March 11, 1999

 Funeral services for Peggy Dean, 57, of Springfield, Mo., were held Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Schriver's Memorial Mortuary in Aberdeen. The Rev. Eldon Reich officiated.

 Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park in Aberdeen.

Peggy died of natural causes, Friday, March 5, 1999, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

 For several years, she made her home in Onida, where she was employed by the Onida Watchman.

Casketbearers were her nephews, Kyle Hoeltzner, Dustin Kennedy, Jared Kennedy and Mick Kennedy.

 Peggy J. Kennedy was born July 17, 1941, to Clair and Sybil (Gordon) Kennedy at Onida, where she was raised and attended school. She graduated from Miller High School in 1959.

 She married Galen G. Dean on Sept. 1, 1963 at Miller. His involvement in the dairy business had the family transferred many times. They lived in Faulkton for two years and later lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, Indiana and North Carolina. They had lived in Springfield, MO. for the past four years.

 Peggy enjoyed crafts and painting and making dolls.

 Survivors include her husband, Galen, of Springfield, Mo., two sons, Brian and wife Penne of Tea; her mother Sybil Kennedy of Aberdeen, three brothers, Jerry Kennedy and Jack Kennedy, both of Sioux Falls, and Robert Kennedy of Crooks; three sisters, Jean Dixon of Faulkton, Judy Comstock of Elkhart, Ia., and Janel Hoeltzner of Aberdeen; and four great-grandchildren, Robyn Dean, Heather Dean, Allen Dean and Ryan Dean.

She was preceded in death by her father. Obits Index

Abraham Gilland

Onida Watchman, April 1, 1999

 Funeral services for Abraham Gilland, 58, were held Saturday, March 20, at the Church of God in Lemmon, with full military rites. Interment was at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.

 He was killed in a two-vehicle accident March 17, 1999, at Thunder Hawk, S.D.

 Abraham Arthur Gilland was born May 19, 1940, at Shields, N.D., the seventh of 10 children born to Robert and Elizabeth (Williamson) Gilland. In 1946, he moved with his family to a farm south of Thunder Hawk. He attended Grand Valley grade school, south of Keldron, and high school in McIntosh and Lemmon. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

 He was married to Carol (Walker) Klein and two children were born to this union, Ray Cameron adn Abraham Steven. On May 19, 1978, he was married to Myrna (Bright-Cass) and two children were born to this union, Jess Daniel and Bonnie Linn.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Gilland and Steve Gilland, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jess Gilland of Onida; one daughter, Bonnie Gilland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, James of California, Robert of Billings, Mont., and George Shields, N.D.; three sisters, Annie Purdon of Forsyth, Mont., Gladys Kilwein of Missoula, Mont., and Sadie Gull of Mott, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Benjamin; and one sister, Elizabeth Treib.

 Abe's mother was a first cousin of Rev. Jesse P. Williamson, a Presbyterian minister in Onida many years ago. Obits Index

Harry Hinesh

The Onida Watchman, April 22, 1999

 Funeral services for Harry Hinesh, 97, of Pierre, were held Monday, April 19 at 10 a.m., at Grand Avenue Wesleyan Church, Pierre, with Rev. Ron Burkhaltar officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Pierre.

 Henry Albert Hinesh was born Jan. 12, 1902, to Albert and Josephine (Kroutil) Hinesh in rural Hughes County, north of Pierre. The family moved to the Grindstone area near Philip in 1906. Harry attended school through the ninth grade at Belvidere. His mother died when he was 14 years of age.He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1923, where he took teacher training. While in school he worked for the local newspaper and after graduating from high school, he worked at a saw mill, a factory and on the family farm.

 Harry joined his father and stepmother in Chicago, spending 10 years there working as a clerk for the main post office, as a machinist, Western Electric factory inspector, and a year as a Fuller Brush salesman. He returned to South Dakota in 1937 and went to work for the Riggs family on their ranch at Peoria Bottom. On Aug 29, 1939, he married Ruth L. McIlravy in Pierre.

 In 1939, Harry joined Charles Hyde in a partnership raising sheep and cattle on Buckeye Ranch in Buckeye Township. They farmed together until Harry's retirement in 1980.

 He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one sone, Albert and wife Tania of Pierre; two daughters, Helen Zander and husband Elmer of Pierre and Rose Huston and husband Duane of Richland Center, Wis.; and six granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Fransk, Adolph, William and Joseph, and one sister, Moly Robinson. Obits Index  

Charles Hoover

Onida Watchman, January 7, 1999

Funeral services for Charles Hoover, 76, of Onida, were held Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 a. m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Onida, with the Rev. Rolly Kemink officiating. Burial was at the Onida Cemetery under the direction of Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre.

Charles died Dec. 27, 1998, at Alvera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.

Casket bearers were Elliott Byrum, Sheldon Bright, Dwight Small, Cecil Richter, John Scott and Terry Small. Honorary casket bearers were Preston Droog, Stan Asmussen, Brad Bixler, Tom Donahue, Henry Hertel and Clifford Small.

Pianist was Patty Hofer, with special music provided by Sonshine Trio (Patty Hofer, Deanna Sutton and Colette Kimink).

Charles James Hoover was born in Onida to Frank and Hattie Hoover on Aug. 29, 1922. He graduated from Onida High School in 1942. He is a lifelong resident of Sully County, where he and his brother, Russell, were partners in farming, auctioneering and thoroughbred race horse training.

Charles followed his father's footsteps in auctioning with the Hoover Brothers Auction Service for nearly 60 years. He and his brother held hundred of area farm and household auctions, as well as selling at livestock sale barns in Blunt, Miller, Bowdle and Gettysburg. Charles and Russell started training race horses in the early 60's and continued for 35 years. They were successful trainers, working the South Dakota race horse tracks in Ft. Pierre, Aberdeen and Park Jefferson, as well as tracks in Nebraska.

Charles received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota Coaches Association for his 25 years of service to Onida High School and Sully Buttes High School, and the 4-H Meritorious Awaard for years of service. He was also named Fairman of the Year in 1997 for many years of service to the Sully County Fair. Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Onida.

He enjoyed many things in his life, such as a good football game, pheasant hunting, dancing with his wife, and his children and grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Jean; two children, Jane Mack and husband Rafe of Aberdeen and John Hoover and wife Mary of Pierre; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Elizabeth and Jamie Mack and Jordan and Lucas Hoover; one brother, Russell Hoover and wife Marcella of Onida; and one sister Ruth Nieber and husband Bert of Pierre. Obits Index

Clyde Humphrey

Onida Watchman, January, 28, 1999

 Funeral services for Clyde Humphrey, 94, of Pierre, were held Monday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Pierre, with the Rev. David Mack officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, under the direction of Hofmeister Chapels, Pierre.

 Mr. Humphrey died Jan. 13 at the Maryhouse Nursing Care Center in Pierre.

 Clyde T. Humphrey was born Oct. 3, 1904, in Clarinda, Ia., to Charles and Margaret (Bayles) Humphrey. He grew up and attended country school in Stanley County. As a young man, he fiddled for country dances and played baseball on a winning West River team. In his early days, he homesteaded and delivered mail by horse back in rural Stanley County.

 On Sept. 1, 1928, he married Minnie Lee Young in Pierre. He worked as the superintendent of public works in Pierre, Fort Pierre and Onida. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pierre, Fort Pierre Masonic Hiram Lodge #123 and served as Past Master of the Hiram Lodge. He was also very involved in the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron.

 Survivors include four daughters, Betty Anne Olson, and husband Donald M. of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Barbara Lee Mollet and husband Raymond C. of Phoenix, Arix., Margaret Rose Stageberg and husband Richard D. of Orange, Va., and Nancy Jean Cuthbert and husband Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Alma Pugh of Pierre, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug 24, 1991; his parents; twin brother, Clark, and two brothers, Guy and Charles. Obits Index

Harlan Klug

The Onida Watchman, April 22, 1999

 Funeral services for Harlan L. Klug, 90, Brookings, were held Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Brookings, with Rev. Larry Boutelle officiating. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings.

 Harlan Lyle Klug was born Nov. 18, 1908, at Ferney, S.D>, to Henry George and Laurena Anna (Tenold) Klug. He died March 24, 1999, at Brookview Manor in Brookings.

 Harlan graduated from high school in Groton. He received a B.S. degree in chemestry from South Dakota State University in 1930, a M.A. degree in chemistry from the University of South Dakota in 1944, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconcin in 1949.

 He taught band adn science and had administrative duties at Onida, Tripp, Milbank and Brookings high schools from 1930 until 1945. While at Onida, in the early 1930's, he taught biology. His future wife, Darlien Bock, also taught American Liturature and English at Onida.

He was a research assistant at the University of Wisconcin from 1945 unti 1947, a research chemist at the S.D. Experiment Station, and a professor of chemistry at SDSU from 1951 until 1974.

 He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Professors, S.D. Academy of Science, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Brookings Masonic Lodge No. 24 A.F. & A.M., Brookings Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Star, and Retired Teachers Association. He was an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Brookings.

 On July 28, 1932, he married Darlien Bock at Loomis, S.D.] Survivors are his wife; one daughter, one son, three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and three sisters.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Obits Index

Neva Lytle

Onida Watchman, January, 28, 1999

 Memorial services for Neva Lytle, 67, of Hot Springs and formerly of Onida and Agar, were held Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 o'clocl at the United Methodist church in Agar, with the Rev. Mary-Lee Lint officiating. Behrens Mortuary of Rapid City was in charge of the arrangements.

 Mrs. Lytle died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

 Neva Mae Kiehl was born May 26, 1931, to Alva and carrie (Smith) Kiehl at Pamona , Calif. She spent her childhood in California.

 In 1956, she married Warren Lytle of Onida. They made their home in Palmdale, Calir., before moving to his family ranch east of Onida in 1966. They moved to Agar in 1973.

 She worked as a teacher's aide, nursing home aide and state government employee. In the spring of 1988, she moved to a cabin the family built on the property they purchased near Hot Springs. It was her dream to live in the Black Hills.

 She loved to travel and collect antiques. She also enjoyed nature.

 Survivors include her husband, and Alzheimer's patient at Oahe Manor in Gettysburg; two daughters, Cindy Bruce of Spearfish and Stacy Steffen of rural Pierre; two sons, Don Lytle of Hot Springs and Bill Lytle of The Dalles, Ore.; on sister, Vicki Glanzer of Cheney, Wash., and seven grandchildren. Obits Index

Oran Olson

The Onida Watchman, March 18, 1999

Funeral services for Oran Olson, 79, of Blunt will be held Thursday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, with the Rev. Brad Urbach officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt under the direction of Hofmeister Funeral Chapels of Pierre.

Mr. Olson died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Oran Thurston Olson was born April 20, 1919, in Highmore, to Oliver and Eudena (Knutson) Olson. He grew up in the DeGray area and attended school at Riverview, where he graduated in 1934. He was inducted into the United States Army on Oct. 27, 1942 and was honorably discharged Jan. 4, 1946.

On Feb. 6, 1946, he married Mina Mary Schlegel in Pierre. Oran worked as a carpenter, mason, mechanic, gas plant oiler, in a lumberyard and was also a farmer and rancher. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blunt and the American Legion, of which he was commander.

Oran enjoyed crossword puzzles, country western songs, gardening, tinkering, jokes, church, visiting with friends and WW II stories.

He is survived by his wife, Mina Olson of Blunt, five sons, Dr. Jess Olson and wife Linda of Fountain Valley, Calif., Julian Olson and wife Alberta of Pierre, Calvin Olson and fiancee Melody of Mitchell, John Olson and wife Karla of Lakeville, Minn., and Randy Olson and wife Leah of Blunt; two daughters, Connie McCosky and husband Mike of St. Michael, Minn., and Camilla Rajewski and husband Joe of Oceanside, Calif., and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Cora Sanborn, four half-brothers, Louis Collier, Harold Collier, Clay Collier and Lloyd Collier, and one half-sister, Ellen Collier.

The family wishes that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Blunt. Obits Index

Margaret Shoup (#2)

Onida Watchman, January, 28, 1999

 Funeral services for Margaret Shoup, age 82, of Gettysburg and formerly of Onida, were held Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Holy Cross Luteran Church in Onida, with the Rev. Richard Milbrandt officiating. Burial was at the Onida Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

 Mrs. Shoup died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

 Margaret Elsi Uphoff was born Jan. 22, 1916, to Dirk and Elsie (Jebben) Uphoff at Swift County, Minn.

 She was married to Clarence A. Shoup on Sept. 14, 1943, at Appleton, Minn. They lived at and farmed the Ernest Shoup homestead in Richvalley Township near Onida. They later moved into Onida. Following Clarence's death on Feb. 26, 1988, Margaret moved to the East Haven Apartments in Onida. She moved to Oahe Manor in Gettysburg on June 24, 1991, where she resided until her death.

 She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Agar, where she helped teach Sunday School. She was also a member of the Richvalley Social Club.

 Survivors include one daughter, Audrey Robinson and her husband Dale of Gettysburg; one brother, John Uphoff of Anoka, Minn. and six grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one sone, Kenneth Shoup; one granddaugher, Rebecca Shoup; one brother and two sisters. Obits Index

Michael Steffen #1

Onida Watchman, March 11, 1999

 Funeral services for Michael Steffen, age 13, of Littleton, Colo., were held Saturday March 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Luce Funeral Home in Gettysburg, with the Rev. Brad Urbach officiating. Burial was at the Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home.

 Michael died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, along with his father, Rick, as a result of an automobile accident at Larkspur, Colo.

 Joint funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday in Denver, Colo., for Michael and his father.

 Michael Paul Steffen was born in Harrisburg, Ill., to Rich and Mary (Glende) Steffen. The family resided in Illinois for the first two years of Michael's life and in 1987 relocated to Phoenix, Ariz. In 1990, Michael moved to Colorado with his father. He spent time visiting his mother and step-father, Mary and Don Flemmer, and his sister, Erin, in Blunt.

 Michael was a big Denver Broncos and Chicago Bulls fan. He liked playing Nintendo, basketball and being outdoors. Due to his special needs, he enjoyed school and attending a variety of camps. He adored his little sister, Erin, and all of his pets.

 He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary and Don Flemmer of Blunt; one sister, Erin Flemmer of Blunt; grandparents, Maury and Fran Glende of Tempe, Ariz., and Herb and Phyllis Flemmer of Gettysburg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his father. Obits Index

Marguerite Trenner

Onida Watchman, April 1, 1999

 Funeral services for Marguerite "Marge" Trenner, 73, were held Monday, March 15 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Monterey, Calif., with burial at San Carlos Catholic Cemetery. She died at her home in Monterey.

Born Feb. 24, 1925, in Rapid City, she later lived in Onida, where her father, H. G. Kottke, had a Ford dealership. She graduated from Onida High School in 1943.

Mrs. Trenner traveled internationally as a military wife until her husband, Olvar, was assigned to study Hungarian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. At that time, she answered a help wanted as int he Herald and was hired as the first woman police officer in Pacif Grove (Calif.). She was later profiled in a 1967 Herald article as a policewoman responsible for all female arrests in the city.

 In 1965, she married Eugene Trenner, then chief of police for Sand City. After his death three years later, she took a position as a special investigator for the State Alcoholic Beverage Contro Board in Los Angeles.. She retired in 1985, lived in Oregon for six years, and returened to Monterey in 1993.

 Mrs. Trenner was a member of the Carmel Foundation. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed reading and spending time with her two cats.

 She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Efos of Alameda, Calif.; a son, David Severin of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Ken Kottke of Cambria, Calif.; a granddaughter; numerous stepchildren, nieces and nephews. Obits Index

Lillian Venner

Onida Watchman, March 4, 1999

 Funeral services for Lillian Venner, 62, Pierre, were held Monday, March 1, at 10 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre, with Fr. Darrell Lamberty officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Pierre, under the direction of Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre.

 Mrs. Venner died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at her home in Pierre.

 Lillian C. Schlenker was born Feb. 11, 1937, to Vince and Angela (Schon) in Hamlin County. As a child she lived on a farm near Bryant, until moving with her family to a farm near Hazel in 1944. She graduated from Hazel High School in 1955. After attending Presentation College in Aberdeen, she taught fifth grade at Onida for two years.She then moved to Pierre in 1959 to work for state government for a short time.

 She was united in marriage to Lawrence J. "Larry" Venner at Henry on Jan. 9, 1960. They lived in Brookings until Larry's graduation from South Dakota State University in 1963. They later made their home in Wessington Springs and moved to Pierre in 1970.

  Lillian was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Theresa's band. She enjoyed travelling, camping, bird watching and especially spending time with family and friends. She was known for the love of her faith and her dedication to her family.

She is survived by her husband, Larry, of Pierre; six sons, Steven, wife Lisa and daughter Kaitlyn of Spokane, Wash., Marty of Tehachapi, Calif., Eric and wife Rae and daughters Lanae, Megan, Emily, and son Joseph of Big Bear City, Calif., Bruce of Denver, Colo., and Jessie and Jonathan of Pierre; one daughter, Carrie Howard and husband Craig and children Rachel and Micah of Pierre; five brothers, Vincent of South Sioux City, Nebr., Barnard of Sioux Falls, Leo and Louis of Modesto, Calif., and Carl of Sioux Falls; three sisters, Helen Bauman of Arlington, Teresa Endres of Watertown and Angela Colon of Fort Worth, Tex., and her mother-in-law, Rose Venner, of Pierre.

 Her parents, six brothers, John, Fred, Andrew, Paul, Robert and Frank, and three sisters, Annie, Rose and Elizabeth preceded her in death. Obits Index

Clifford Withers

The Onida Watchman, March 18, 1999

Funeral services for Clifford R. Withers, 79, were held Friday, March 5, 1999 at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church i Pierre with the Rev. David Mack officiating. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Wakonda, under the direction of Hofmeister Chapels of Pierre.

Clifford Robert Withers was born March 11, 1919, in Wakonda, to Cleon and Stella (Hood) Withers. He grew up and attended school in Wakonda graduating from Wakonda high School.

On Sept 20, 1940, he married Doris Fairchild in Dakota City, Nebr. He farmed in Wakonda before becoming employed with the Department of Agriculture, ASC office at the county, state and federal level. they moved to Pierre in 1966 and bought and operated Presto Water. Clifford managed Oahe Marina and the Fort Pierre Moose Lodge. He also worked at Hubbard Implement and Wegner Auto for a short period of time.For many years and up until the time of his death, Clifford owned and operated Cliff’s Rod and Gun Shop. He was a past member of the Wakonda Odd Fellows, member of the Fort Pierre Moose Lodge and was a 40 year member of the Masonic Lodgeon Centerville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, any outdoor activity, but most of all, his family.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Withers of Pierre; three sons, Thomas Withers and wife Janet, Jerry Withers and wife Margaret and Tim Withers and wife Tammy, all of Pierre; one sister, Patricia Lewison and Husband Stan of Vermillion; one granddaughter, three grandsons, one great-granddaughter, four nieces and two nephews. Obits Index

Edna Wolforth

Onida Watchman, January, 14, 1999

Edna Wolforth, age 98, of Gettysburg and formerly of Agar, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg, with the Rev. Bert Van Essen officiating. Burial was in the Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg. A prayer service was held Thursday evening at seven o'clock at the Luce Funeral Home.

Edna was born March 14, 1905, in Sully County to Ernest and Anna (Engle) Shoup. She grew up in Sully County, where she received her education at the Richvalley Township school.

She was married to George Wolforth on Feb. 2, 1926. They lived on a farm near Agar and in March 1977, when she entered the Oahe Manor.

Mrs. Wolforth was a member of the Richvalley Social Club and enjoyed crocheting and playing the piano and organ.

She is survived by three sons, Alvin Wolforth of Agar, Edward Wolforth of Kimball, Nebr., and Gary Wolforth of Aberdeen; two daughters, Delores Allgood of Sheridan, Calif., and Betty Klein of Spearfish; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elsie Clark of Onida and Florence Wager of Pierre.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Orville; on grandson and four brothers. Obits Index