|Barbara N. Ackerman
The memorial service for Barbara N. Ackerman, 66, Aberdeen was held
February 7 at Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home with the Rev. Guy Stone officiating.
The body was cremated. She died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 at St. Lukeís Midland
Regional Medical Center.
Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Bean was born August 14, 1931 at Ashton, S.D., to Floyd and
Clara (Domke) Bean. Later the family moved to Aberdeen where she attended
school and graduated from Aberdeen Central with the class of 1950. She
married Richard Ackerman in Aberdeen on December 12, 1953. They lived in
Tacoma Park, Putney and in 1986 she moved back to Aberdeen. She worked
for Demmers Drive-In, Kresgeís 5 & 10, Aberdeen Truck Terminal and
Ackerman Welding Supply form 1868 to 1994 when she retired due to her disability.
She was a member of the WIBA from 1966 to 1994, the Moose Lodge and
was a former member of the B.R. Neighbors Extension Club.
Survivors include her six sons, Wayne Ackerman, Groton, Brian Ackerman,
Aberdeen, Steven Ackerman, Columbia, John Ackerman, Aberdeen, Doug Ackerman,
Rapid City, Daniel Ackerman, Salem, one step daughter, Helen Hardy, Aberdeen,
her parents, Floyd and Clara Bean, one brother, Ronald Bean, Aberdeen;
nine grandchildren; four step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers were her sons, Wayne, Brian, Steven, Jon, Doug
and Daniel Ackerman.
Helen Mae Andersen
Helen Mae Andersen 71, of Minneapolis and formerly of Pierpont, died
of natural causes December 31, 1996 at Northwestern Abbott Hospital in
Minneapolis. Her funeral was held January 3 at Bethany Lutheran Church
in Minneapolis with the Reverend Steven R. Benson officiating. Internment
was at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Helen Mae Paulson was born April 28, 1925 to Sidney and Hatvig (Krenz)
Paulson in Pierpont. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church. She graduated from Pierpont High School in 1994 and then attended
and graduated from Minneapolis Business College. She married George E.
Andersen in Minneapolis on November 27, 1947. She worked ar Marquette National
Bank for nine years and worked at Seward Elementary school as a media specialist
for twenty years, retiring in 1987. She also assisted her husband as a
bookkeeper for the Highway Clippers Federal Credit Unit. She actively participated
at Bethany Lutheran Church where she served as President of the Women of
Bethany, belonged to LDR Circle and sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening,
sewing and traveling.
Survivors include her husband of Minneapolis; one son, Garth, Minnetonka;
two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Cheryl) Ramirez, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Steve
(Beth) Voit, Ft. Gordon, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Annabeth) Rohwer,
Groton; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mrs. Ed (Ardis)
Clarence Bahr, 71, Davenport, Iowa, died September 3, 1998 at Davenport
Medical Center. Private graveside services were held at Davenport Memorial
Park Cemetery on September 5, 1998, with Runge Mortuary & Crematory
in charge of arrangements.
He was currently a resident of St. Katherineís Living Center in Davenport.
Memorials may be made to St. Katherineís or the Handicapped Development
He was born on March 22, 1927 in Ferney, the son of Friederick W. and
Alvina (Habenstein) Bahr. Following graduation from high school he attended
the South Dakota School of Mines for three years until his illness. He
then moved to Davenport and became an employee of the Handicapped Development
Center for more than 40 years until his retirement in the spring of 1998.
Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Marie and Donald Dombrowe
and Nancy and Larry Mattusch, both of Davenport; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Gilbert and Sylvia Bahr of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Winfred and Marilyn
Bahr of Madison, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Floyd Eldon Beaman
The funeral for Floyd Eldon Beaman, 88, longtime Bath area resident,
was held January 23 at Faith United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with the
Rev. Keith Hanson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens with
Schriverís Memorial Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
He died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services.
Floyd Eldon Beaman was born August 29, 1908 to John and Harriet (Hall)
Beaman in Andover. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools.
The family moved to a farm in the Bath area in 1929.
He married Florence Murray on October 26, 1932 in Ipswich. The made
their home on a farm near Bath, where they raised their family. He had
resided at ManorCare Health Services since March 1996.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. During the Bath Centennial
he gave rides in his covered wagon pulled by his mules. He also took part
in the South Dakota Centennial Wagon Train. He enjoyed raising horses and
Survivors include his wife of rural Bath; one son, Floyd E. ďSonnieĒ
(Diane) Beaman Jr., of Bath; four daughters, Jean (Mike) Reis, Aberdeen,
Nancy (Charles) Boynton, Bath, Mary Lou (Bernell) Reed, Columbia, and Janice
Snyder, Minneapolis; one brother, Donald Beaman, Dewey, Ariz.; five sisters,
Velma Jones, Sunland, Calif., Viola Frazer, Bloomington, Minn., Ethel Paeth,
Sioux Falls, Dorothy Hopkins, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Irene Steward,
Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and
two step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Casketbearers were his grandsons.
Jiles Emerson Bigelow
Jiles Emerson Bigelow died at his Woodland, Calif., home August 7,
1998 at the age of 76. A mass was celebrated August 12 at Holy Rosary Church
on August 12. Burial followed at Monument Hill Memorial Park.
Born July 20, 1922 in Andover, Jiles Bigelow had been a longtime resident
of Woodland. He was a paratrooper in Normandy during World War II. He worked
for the city of Woodland for 20 years before retiring in 1984. According
to his family he enjoyed sports, coached and played softball and was an
avid bowler and golfer.
He is survived by his sons, George Bigelow, Sacramento, Glen (Judy)
Bigelow, Missouri, Vanus (Julie) Bigelow, Woodland, and Perry (Pennie)
Bigelow, Winters; one daughter, Cynthia Bigelow, Winters; and grandchildren,
Courtney, Sacramento, Cliff, Connie, Craig and Crissy, Missouri, Karron,
Kristina, Julia, Maria and Michael, Woodland, and Ashley, Marcos, Vaughn
and Andrew, all of Winters. He is also survived by his sisters, Viola Wertman,
Woodland, Doris Stevens, Knights Landing, and Lois Erickson, Howard Lake,
Minn., and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardella Mae Bigelow, and infant
son, Mylo Craig Bigelow.
Kathryn L. Borchard
Kathryn L. Borchard, 53, Papua New Guinea, died of cancer on Saturday,
Jan. 4, 1997, at Orange, Calif. The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 13 at
St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, with the Rev. William Paepke and
the Rev. Ronald Laue officiating. Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery,
Mansfield, under the direction of the Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen.
Kathryn Louise Bauman was born January 11, 1943, at Garrett, Ind.,
to Earnest and Cora (Worman) Bauman. This is the area in which she grew
up and graduated from high school. After school she was employed as a secretary
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garrett. She then went to work for Lincoln
Life Insurance Company for a short time. She then attended the Lutheran
Missionary Institute in Milwaukee. Kathryn then moved to Pocatello, Ind.,
and taught kindergarten. She was married to Terrance Borchard on June 4,
1967 at Pocatello. They moved to Papua New Guinea in 1969 as missionaries
with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. They continued to live in Papua
New Guinea until her health failed in December 1996 and she moved to Orange,
Calif., where she lived near her daughter until the time of her death.
Kathryn is survived by her husband, Terrance, Papua New Guinea; her
mother, Cora Bauman, Auburn, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Dahlia,
Tustin, Calif., Tami Borchard, Japan, Rachel Borchard, Papua New Guinea
one brother, James Bauman, Garrett, Ind.; and one granddaughter, Arianna
She was preceded in death by her father.
Casketbearers were Brian Wiedebush, David Borchard, Gary Schaunaman,
David Ristau, Jeff Schaunaman and Jonathan Ristau.
Ushers were Ervin Bonnet and Leonard Feickert.
Organist was Karen Schmidt and there was congregational singing. There
was special music by the family.
Boyd L. Bovee
The funeral for Boyd L. Bovee, 71, of Conde, was held Saturday, June
13, at the United Methodist Church in Conde, with the Rev. Emil Eberhart
Burial was in the Conde Cemetery with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel
in Groton in charge of arrangements.
He died Friday, June 5, 1998, in Caritas Southwood Hospital in Norfolk,
Mass. A memorial service was held June 6 in Foxboro, Mass. An additional
memorial service will be planned in the Jackson, Wyo., area during the
1998-99 ski season.
Boyd Lawrence Bovee was born April 30, 1927, to Lloyd and Marie Lawrence
Bovee in Turton. He graduated from Conde High School in 1945. He was an
Army veteran, having served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division
at the close of World War II, and on active duty in Korea during the Korean
Conflict. After his discharge he returned to Conde and farmed. Some of
the land between Turton and Conde has been in the Bovee family since the
1890s. He wintered every year in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where he was well
known as an avid and expert skier.
He was a member of the American Legion in Conde.
He died during an extended visit with his sister. He had gone to Massachusetts
for cataract surgery and died from bone cancer.
Survivors include one sister, Glenna Bovee McKnight of Foxboro; and
nephews and nieces, James Kimball McKnight, King Ferry, N.Y., Lee Warren
McKnight, Needham, Maine, Glenn Alan McKnight, Erie, Penn., Steven Boyd
McKnight, New York City, Diane Marie, Boulder, Colo., and Carolyn Louise,
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Casketbearers were James Kimball McKnight, Lee Warren McKnight, Glenn
Alan McKnight, Steven Boyd McKnight, James McFarlane and Ola Barnes Jr.
Joan Fahrenwald was the organist and Keith Taylor was the usher.
Sharon L. Bundy
Sharon L. Bundy, Apple Valley, Minn., and formerly of the Groton area,
died January 3, 1997 at the age of 57 years. A memorial service was held
January 8 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary in Apple Valley with Fr. Grant
Robinson officiating. Internment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Sharon Ulrich was born August 14, 1939 to Ervin and Ruth Ulrich. She
was raised in Putney and graduated from Groton High School. She attended
Northern State University in Aberdeen for one year. She moved to Minneapolis
where she worked as a secretary and met her husband. They were married
June 16, 1962.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; one daughter, Lynn (Guy) Zittel;
one son, David (Julie) Bundy; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica and
Justin; and two sisters, Susan (Dale) Kurth and Penny (Craig) Wenzel, and
several nieces and nephews.
Milton E. Burroughs
Milton E. Burroughs, 85, Aberdeen, died February 23, 1998 at St. Lukeís
Midland Regional Medical Center, Aberdeen. The funeral was held February
27 at Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen with the Rev. Gerold Sevig officiating.
Burial was at Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale.
Milton E. Burroughs was born on August 24, 1912 to Ernest J. and Harriet
(Faurot) Burroughs at Frederick. He was raised in this area and attended
country school. After his schooling he farmed with his father on the family
farm. He started farming on his own in 1940. He retired in the 1980ís.
He moved to Aberdeen in 1986 where he resided until the time of his death.
He enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, two nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Casketbearers were his nephews, Jim Burroughs, John Burroughs, Rich
Burroughs, David Burroughs, Scott Burroughs, Gordon Hanson, Ralph Riemer
and Tom Riemer.
Arliss Alberts was the organist and Janis Pearson was the soloist.
Orville H. Dinger
The funeral for Orville H. Dinger, 82, of Jamestown and formerly of
Hecla, was held September 21, 1998 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Hecla.
The Rev. Deb Geelsdottir officiated. Burial was in the Hecla Cemetery with
Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel of Hecla in charge of arrangements.
He died September 18, 1998 in Jamestown.
Orville H. Dinger was born August 23, 1916 to Lewis and Lena (Hubert)
Dinger at Hecla. He married Joyce Fetters on September 5, 1940, at Webster.
They farmed near Hecla from 1941 to 1987. After retirement, he lived on
the farm until 1993. In 1993, due to health reasons, he moved into the
Good Samaritan Center in Oakes. He later moved to the North Dakota State
Hospital in Jamestown.
He was a Brown County Commissioner for 20 years. He served on the Portage
Township Board for several years. He acted as a Director for Northern Electric
for 26 years. He was an active member of the Mason Lodge and the I.O.O.F.
Survivors include his wife of Hecla; three sons, Gerald (Darlene) Dinger
of Britton, Arnold Dinger of Hecla and Ronald (Kathy) Dinger of Armstrong,
Iowa; one daughter, Linda (Mahlon) Spurr of Houghton; one brother, Hubert
Dinger of Hecla; one sister, Laddie Johnson of Torrance, Calif.; 14 grandchildren
and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, five sisters
and one great granddaughter.
Casketbearers were Leroy Dinger, Brett Dinger, Bret Christensen, Ryan
Dinger, Terry Spurr and Trent Spurr.
Honorary casketbearers were his grandchildren and great grandchild.
Stephanie Frohling was the organist and Terry Price was the soloist.
Ushers were Harold Dinger, Duane Dinger and Don Dinger.
Donald D. Dobberpuhl
The funeral for Donald D. Dobberpuhl, 73, of Groton was held Thursday
in the United Methodist Church Groton with the Rev. Emil Eberhart officiating.
Burial was in the Groton Union Cemetery with Paetznick-Garness Funeral
Chapel of Groton in charge of arrangements.
He died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical
Center in Aberdeen.
Donald Duane Dobberpuhl was born May 6, 1924 to Edwin and Augusta (Nehls)
Dobberpuhl in Groton. He grew up on a farm near Groton and attended Elementary
Sunshine Country School in West Hanson Township. He then attended Groton
High School. He married Gladys Gall on May 20, 1953 in Groton. They made
their home on a farm near Groton. She died in 1979. He married Dorothy
Kludt on September 6, 1980, in Rapid City. They farmed in the Groton area.
He lived in the Groton area all of his life.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Groton, served on
the West Hanson Township Board, and was a former member of the Ferney Farmers
Survivors include one son, Duane (Christy) Dobberpuhl, Groton; one
daughter, Nancy (Butch) Radke, Groton; one step son, Herb (Carl) Kludt,
Colorado Springs, Colo.; two step daughters, Ramona (Monte) Beck and Wanda
Kelly, both of Rapid City; his mother of Groton; two brothers, James Dobberpuhl,
Richmond Lake, and Eugene Dobberpuhl, Aberdeen; one sister, LaVerle Fletcher,
Custer; 11 grandchildren; eight step grandchildren and three step great
He was preceded in death by his father, both wives and one brother.
Casketbearers were Arnold Bahr, Monte Beck, Jay Lehman, Bert Martin,
Tom Paepke and Freddie Pullan.
Helen M. Dobberpuhl
The funeral for Helen M. Dobberpuhl, 76, of Arcadia, Ind., and formerly
of Groton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the First Presbyterian
Church, Groton. The Rev. Gerald Rife will officiate.
Burial will be in the Homer Cemetery, Pierpont, with Paetznick-Garness
Funeral Chapel in Groton in charge of arrangements.
She died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville,
Helen Marion Knight was born May 12, 1921, to D. Dudley and Lillian
(Shadley) Knight in Pierpont. She grew up in the Pierpont area and attended
school there. She graduated from Pierpont High School in 1939. She also
graduated from the Aberdeen Business College. She lived in the Black Hills
area from 1951 until 1963, when she moved to Groton. She worked as the
head cook at the Groton School from 1963 until 1970.
She married Floyd Dobberpuhl on November 4, 1974, in Huron. They made
their home in Groton. She worked at Control Data in Aberdeen from 1970
until 1980, when she retired.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Groton, the Presbyterian
Women and the Marifu Club.
She made and sold ceramic dolls as a hobby.
Survivors include three sons, David (Gail) Quaschnick of San Diego,
Bruce Olson of Lead, and George (Lisa) Olson of Arcadia; two daughters,
JoAnn (Eric) Crawford of Merced, Calif., and Marilyn (Doug) Jacob of Dayton,
Minn.; one sister Janice Buchele of North Glen, Colo.; 16 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son and
Casketbearers will be Todd Buchele, Lenny Knight, John Knight, Troy
Dawson, Doug Jacob and Duane Dobberpuhl.
Lois Maxine (Bigelow) Erickson
Lois Erickson, 72 from Howard Lake, Minnesota died October 13, 1998.
Lois was born in Pierpont, S.D., June 18th, 1926. A wake and prayer service
was held at the Swanson - Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, Minn. on
October 15, 1998 and Mass was celebrated at St. Maryís Catholic Church
in Waverly Minn., on October 16th, 1998. Internment was at the Howard Lake
Survivors include husband Raydon D. Erickson of Howard Lake, Minn.,
and two sisters Doris (Bigelow) Stevens of Knights Landing, Calif.; and
Viola (Bigelow) Wertman of Woodland, Calif.; nine children: Duane R. Erickson,
wife Jerrilyn (Klammer), Richard A. Erickson, wife Cynthia, Echo R. (Erickson)
Barth, husband James, Rodney M. Erickson, Lester E. Erickson, wife Nancy
(Carlson), Dawn M. (Erickson) Ward, husband Douglas, Marsha J. (Erickson),
Kutz, husband Thomas. LuAnn E. Erickson, Jeffrey L. Erickson, and loving
daughter Michele Miller, husband Roger Miller.
Twenty-one grandchildren: David Erickson, Bryan Erickson, wife Megan,
Corey Erickson, Mickal Erickson wife Andrea, Theresa Erickson, Amy (Erickson)
Werth, husband Lance, Cynthia Barnes, Summer Barnes, Matthew Barth, wife
Kimberly, Melissa Barth, Cody Erickson, Aaron Eggersgluss, Joelle Miller,
Jeremy Miller, Shauna Erickson, Paul Paradis III, Lisa Ward, Rachel Kutz,
Crystal Kutz, Noel Kutz, Jieles Erickson, Vanus Erickson.
Six great grandchildren: Zoe Erickson, Alyssa Hill, Mikalya Erickson,
Gage Grady, Izaak Erickson, Sebastian Barth.
Preceded in death are brothers: Milo Bigelow, Earl Bigelow, Lester
Bigelow, Jiles Bigelow, and sisters: Noreen Bigelow, Elaine (Bigelow) Dean,
Eileen (Bigelow, Rumpza) Blakeborough: and son Juel Erickson.
A memorial service was held for Clyde Haas, 81, of Artersia, Calif.,
and Mina Lake, February 13 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, Calif.
He died Saturday, Feb. 7, at Kaiser Permante Hospital in Lakewood Calif.
Clyde Haas was born January 22, 1917 at Windom, Kan., to David and
Lydia (Mohn) Haas. He attended 12 years of school in Kansas. He married
Elnora Weismantel of Columbia, in California on September 27, 1947. He
spent four years, eight months in the US Army during World War II, including
service in the European Theater after VE Day. After WWII, he worked at
the Long Beach Naval Yards for four years. He then spent several years
as Foreman of Survey Crews and Chief of Survey Parties. He was a co-founder
of CEBE Company with his nephew, Robert Weismantel. CEBE is a manufacturer
and Fabricator of light metal products.
Clyde and Elnora were influential in the lives of many nieces and nephews
who lived at their home at different times.
He loved his place at Mina Lake and spent summers there the last fifteen
He is survived by his wife, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral for LaVerna Hannon, 69, of Andover was held Tuesday, December
15, at the United Methodist Church in Andover. The Rev. Emil Eberhart officiated.
Burial was in the Andover City Cemetery with Paetznick-Garness Funeral
Chapel of Groton in charge of arrangements.
She died Friday, December 11, 1998 at her home.
LaVerna Hannon was born December 5, 1929 to James and Elsie (Hall)
Hannon at Pierpont. She grew up on a farm southwest of Andover, which is
known as the Hallwood farm. She attended elementary school at the Bluebird
162 township school. After grade school, she lived at home with her family
until 1971. Then she moved to Andover, where she has lived since.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Andover. She was
a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens, both
She enjoyed gardening and took pride in her yardís appearance. She
was known for writing friendly notes and letters. She enjoyed visiting
at the cafe.
Survivors include two brothers, Harvey Hannon of Conde and Clarence
Hannon of Andover.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Casketbearers were Cal Hayenga, Grant Meyer, Donald Hein, Gene Prunty,
Walter Kroll and Gary Voss.
Edna R. (Knoll) Hanson
Edna R. (Knoll) Hanson, 93, Aberdeen, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1997, at
St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center, Aberdeen.
Her funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Zion Lutheran Church, Aberdeen,
with the Rev. Dennis Hansen officiating. Burial followed at the Groton
Union Cemetery. Miller-Huebl Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Edna Rose Roettele was born May 11, 1904 at Groton, to Paul and Martha
(Grull Staudacker) Roettele. She attended school at Groton. She married
Jake Knoll on June 3, 1921 at Groton. They farmed in the Groton area. They
purchased a farm between Warner and Stratford in 1936. The moved to Aberdeen
in 1948 where she worked for the Dakota Farmer Mailing Department for many
years. Jake died October 29, 1953. She married Carl Hanson March 7, 1957
at Aberdeen. Carl died March 21, 1971. Edna has continued to live in Aberdeen
until her death.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She joined the Women of the
Moose #178 in 1949 where she held many offices including in 1963 at the
Dakota Conference at Mandan, N.D., she was named Queen of Sponsors for
North Dakota and South Dakota for signing up the most members within the
Aberdeen Chapter; in 1965 she was installed as Senior Regents at the International
Conference held in Los Angeles; in 1966 at the Dakota Conference in Fargo,
she was named Queen of Sponsors for North Dakota and South Dakota for signing
up the most members within the Aberdeen Chapter; in 1968 she received the
Honor of College of Regents in the House of God at Mooseheart, Ill.; in
1982 she was named nominee for Honorary Paul P. Schmitz Outstanding Services
to the Women of the Moose, she received her 45 year pin and received a
pin for sponsoring 100 new members. She was also a member of the V.F.W..
Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, and the Womenís Relief Corps.
She also enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.
Survivors include one son, Darrell (Doris) Knoll, Renton, Wash.; two
daughters, Alvina Bartels, Mina, and Joyce (James) DesCamps, Aberdeen;
14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one daughter,
three brothers, and four sisters.
Honorary casketbearers were the College of Regents and all of her friends.
Active casketbearers were Harold Brick, Bill Berger, Edgar Wipf, Curtis
Misslitz, Colin Christian, and Lawrence Kaven.
Ushers were Julius Schock and George Nelson. Sonya Kempf was the organist
and Donna Misslitz was the soloist.
The funeral for Jan Hanson, 63, Groton, was held Tuesday at the United
Methodist Church in Claremont with the Rev. Steve Olson officiating.
Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, under the direction
of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton.
He died Wednesday, December 23, 1998, of natural causes at Avera St.
Lukeís Hospital in Aberdeen.
Jan Hanson was born March 12, 1935, to Conrad Jennings and Anne Elizabeth
(Mickelson) Hanson at Britton. He attended elementary school at Daly Corners
School and graduated from Columbia High School in 1953. He was a member
of the all-state high school basketball team in 1952 and 1953. He attended
Northern State College, played amateur baseball for Claremont, Groton and
Columbia for many years where he played in many state amateur baseball
He married Carolyn Ann Gibbs on March 11, 1956, at Claremont. They
farmed in the Claremont area and he retired in 1991. He then became a fishing
guide on the Missouri River.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Claremont and was
chairman of the Claremont Township Board. Survivors include his wife of
Groton; three sons, Byron (Pam) Hanson of Warner, Bradley (Pam) Hanson
and Lance (Sharon) Hanson, both of Groton; three daughters, Janel (Curtis)
Merkel of Claremont, Jayne (Marc) Rossow of Austin, Texas, and Jill (Chad)
Sandve of Watertown; four brothers, Robert Hanson of Aberdeen, Arlen Hanson
of Columbia, Larry ďJoeĒ Hanson of Pierre and Thomas Hanson of Huron; one
sister, Yvonne Wahl of Largo, Fla.; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers were Bruce Cutler, Mike Cutler, Mark Cutler, Jeff Hanson,
Lee Hanson, Loren Hanson, Lars Hanson and Rick Hanson.
Frank F. Harder
Frank F. Harder, age 87, of Wolsey, died Saturday, March 14, 1998 at
his residence. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at St.
Johnís Lutheran Church in Wolsey with the Rev. Andrew Carlson officiating.
Burial will be in the Wolsey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m.
on Thursday at the Kuhler Funeral Home and prior to the service at the
church on Friday.
Frank F. Harder was born November 2, 1910 at Wolsey to Peter and Gabriel
(Passick) Harder. He was baptized on September 2, 1912 at Mapleton, Iowa.
He lived all of his life on the farm northwest of Wolsey. He married Lois
Christopherson on July 18, 1936 at Wolsey. Frank worked for Harlow Larsen
on the farm and in 1975 he worked for Tony Larsen until 1995. Frank was
a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, Wolsey; two sons, Keith (Lily) Harder,
Iroquois, and Merle (Janet) Harder, Groton, four grandchildren, Brian,
Corey, T.J. and Adam; four great grandchildren, Courtney, Malorie, McKayla
and Rayce; and one sister, Edna Stevenson, Lake Preston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Laverne and Frankie
and one daughter, Loretta; three sisters, Freda, Lulu and Leora.
Delores V. Hearnen
Delores V. Hearnen, 76, Conde, died February 21, 1998 at ManorCare
Health Services in Aberdeen. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday,
Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Conde, with Fr.
Matthew Vazhappilly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Johnís Cemetery
in Conde with Coleman Thelen Funeral Home, Redfield, in charge of arrangements.
Delores Fortin was born February 2, 1922 at Turton to Amy and Cecilia
(Poirier) Fortin. She graduated from Turton High School. She married Bernard
F. Hearnen on September 1, 1941 at Turton. She was a farm wife in the Conde
area most of her life. They spent the winters in Mesa, Ariz.
She was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church and Altar Society, and
St. Theresa Catholic Daughters. She loved music and her grandchildrenís
She is survived by two sons, Gary (Patty) Hearnen, Conde, and Don (Ann)
Hearnen, Conde; three daughters, Carol (Dennis) Verch, Gilbert, Ariz.,
Joan (Arnold) Smith, Sioux Falls, Ranae (Roger) Ball, Conde, 13 grandchildren;
six great grandchildren; and four sisters, Bernice Grandpre, Aberdeen,
Jenette Ragels, Watertown, Fern McPartland, Conde, and Gleva Fortin, Fargo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant son and one great
Casketbearers will be Dan Verch, Todd Smith, Jon Heintzman, Ryan Ball,
Lon Hearnen and Austin Hearnen.
Honorary casketbearers will be all her grandchildren.
Leonard ĎLení Herther
Leonard ďLenĒ Herther, 80, Hecla, died on Saturday, May 9, 1998 at
St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center, Aberdeen. Memorial services
were held Wednesday, May 13, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hecla, with the
Rev. Craig Grams officiating. Burial of cremains took place at the Hecla
City Cemetery under the directions of the Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen.
Leonard E. Herther was born in Hecla, on August 27, 1917 to Albert
and Erna (Schwarting) Herther. He attended the Wilmsen rural school until
he was nine years old. The family then moved into Hecla where Len attended
Hecla High School. He was active in athletics, band and chorus. After high
school graduation, he received a basketball scholarship from Huron College.
He was team captain and was chosen All-Conference center. While in Huron,
he earned his private pilotís license through the CAA program. He graduated
from Huron College in 1940. He then worked for his father, who had the
John Deere machinery franchise and the Standard Oil bulk station.
He married Mildred Hinrichs in 1942 and they settled on the Herther
farm, involved in diversified farming and raising Hereford cattle, hogs
and chickens. He was an ASCS committeeman for Brown County, member of Crop
Improvement Organization, and in 1968, received the South Dakota Soil Conservation
Len was an avid barbershopper and in 1955 joined the Columbia chapter
of SPEBSQSA. He was a member of the ďFour Old CrowsĒ quartet and performed
publicly for many years. In 1977 he joined the Dakota Heritage barbershop
chorus of Aberdeen. Music was always a big part of Lenís life. He sang
solos in high school and college, and sang duets with Mil for many years.
Len was a life long member of Peace Lutheran Church. He held all offices
of the church, sang in the choir and was a Bible class teacher.
Len retired from farming in 1971 when he and Mil went to New Guinea
for three years to work in the Lutheran Mission as an agriculturist. He
started a paddy rice project at Heldsbach school. He then returned to the
farm and worked part-time for Case Implement in Hecla overhauling small
engines. He lived on the Herther farm until the time of his death.
He leaves his wife, Mildred, and three children, Richard Herther of
Tempe, Ariz., Reva Fredericksen of Omaha, and Roann Herther of Fountain
Hills, Ariz.; four grandsons, Todd and Trevan Herther of Hill City, S.D.,
Ryan Mayer, stationed at Little Rock AFB, Little Rock, Ark., Rance Fredericksen
of Omaha; and one granddaughter, Regan Fredericksen of Omaha; one brother,
Charles (Evelyn) Herther of Aberdeen; two sisters, Irene (Boyd) Bonzer
of Brookings, and Leona (Harley) Karlen of Hecla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Helena A. Hoops
Helena A. Hoops, 88, Groton died Saturday, March 28, 1998 at St. Lukeís
Midland Regional Medical Center, Aberdeen. The funeral was held Wednesday
at the St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Groton, with the Rev. Craig Grams officiating.
Burial was at the Groton Union Cemetery under the direction of the Paetznick-Garness
Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Helena was born on December 14, 1909 at Ferney to Max and Adeline (Grieben)
Bahr. This is where she was raised and educated. She married Roy Carl Hoops
on September 10, 1927 at Aberdeen. Following their marriage, they farmed
near Randolph for eight years. They farmed in the Ferney area until 1980,
they then moved to Groton. He died on June 7, 1987. She continued to make
Groton her home until the time of her death.
She was a member of the St. Johnís Lutheran Church, a member of the
L.W.M.L. of St Johnís and served on the Good Cheer Circle. She enjoyed
knitting, crocheting and making quilts for her family. She served as the
leader of the Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club for a number of years and was a member
of the Groton Senior Citizens and the Colonial Manor Auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Marilyn) Hoops, Groton, and Darold
(Karen) Hoops, Chapel Hills, N.C.; four daughters, Betty (Marion) Jensen,
Conde, Delores (Duane) Neumann, Groton; Joanne (Henry) Elsing, Chelsey,
and Berdeen (Henry) Fingerlin, Littleton, Colo.; 23 grandchildren and 32
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers,
one sister and one grandson.
Casketbearers were grandsons, Douglas Jensen, Aberdeen; Randall Jensen,
Sioux Falls; Kelly Hoops, Denver; Kyle Hoops, Green Bay, Kirk Elsing, Chelsey;
John Fingerlin, New Brighton, Colo.
Ushers were Orville Schaller and Ben Schaller. Mrs. Eugene Neuman was
the organist and Mary Beth Fingerlin was the soloist.
Rebecca Sarah Hoops
The funeral for Rebecca Sarah Hoops, three month old daughter of Richard
and Tammy Hoops of Stratford was held Saturday in St. Paulís Lutheran Church,
Ferney. The Rev. Lloyd Redhage officiated. Burial was in Sunset Memorial
Gardens in Aberdeen with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton in
charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at her home near Stratford.
Rebecca Sarah Hoops was born September 16, 1998 to Richard James and
Tammy (Tarbox) Hoops at her home near Stratford. She was baptised October
4, 1998 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Ferney. Ron and Luanne Kroll were
her sponsors. She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her parents of Stratford; one brother, Alexander
Hoops at home; one sister Jordan Hoops, at home; her paternal grandmother;
Peggy Hoops of Groton; her paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Hoops of Ferney;
her paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Lemunyon of Groton; her maternal grandfather,
Allen Tarbox of Sioux Falls; her maternal grandmother, Linda Schmierer
of Aberdeen and her maternal great-grandmother, Mavis Finstad of Clark.
Honorary casketbearers were Alexander Hoops, Jordan Hoops, Merrill
Taylor and members of the Sunday morning Bible Class.
Casketbearers were Allan Kroll, Ron Kroll, David Pigors and Howard
The pianist was Tracey Pigors and the soloist was Betty Duncan.
Mrs. Walker (Nancy) Hurt
The funeral for Mrs. Walker (Nancy) Hurt, 58, was held Tuesday, Jan.
13, at the Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton at 2 p.m. The Rev.
Emil Eberhart officiated. Burial was at Turton Cemetery. She died of natural
causes Tuesday, Jan. &, 1997 at St. Lukeís Regional Medical Center
Nancy Lee Alleman was born January 19, 1938, to George and Grace Lucille
(Christopher) Alleman in Wooster, Ohio. She was raised in the Wooster area.
She married Walker Hurt on July 4, 1960, in Wooster. They have lived in
Turton for the last five years.
Survivors include her husband of Turton; three sons, Henry (Jody) Hurt,
El Paso, Texas, George (Debbie) Hurt, Fort Payne, Ala., and Randy (Kathy)
Hudgins, Red Boiling, Tenn.; two daughters, Wanda Jean (Wendell) Burgess,
Fort Worth, Texas and Loretta Bragg, Turton; two brothers, Howard Alleman,
Wooster, and George Alleman, Savanna, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and five
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son.
Casketbearers were Randy Hudgins, Henry Hurt, George Hurt, Mark Hensley,
Preston Withrow and Robert Bragg.
Susan Faye (Johnson) Hutchins
Susan Faye (Johnson) Hutchins died Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at Hospice
Metro Denver Co. after a long battle with cancer.
She was born February 1, 1961 in Aberdeen to Merton and Ella Johnson.
She grew up in the Groton area and graduated from Groton High School in
1979. She graduated from South Dakota State University in December of 1982
with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications. She married
Alan Hutchins March 31, 1984 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Groton. They
moved to Denver after their marriage.
She is survived by her husband and two sons, Matthew and Christian
Hutchins of Denver; her parents of Groton; and three brothers, Loren (Holly)
Johnson of Groton, Neil (Charlene) Johnson of Aberdeen, and Duane Johnson
of Yankton, and step-grandfather, Art Totzke, of Groton.
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
She was a member of Bethany Lutheran and MOPS. She was employed at
My Twin doll factory as an Internal Control Coordinator.
Memorial services were held December 7 at Bethany Lutheran Church,
Denver, with Pastor Wayne E. Weissenbuehler officiating. Music was provided
by the contemporary choir, Alsa (Alberts) Pedone as a soloist and Kathy
Egglestoon at the organ. Those attending from here were her parents, Merton
and Ella Johnson; Loren, Holly, Eric and Ryan Johnson, all of Groton; Neil,
Charlene, Melissa and Darren Johnson, Aberdeen, and Duane Johnson of Yankton.
There was cremation with internment at Bethany Stepping Stones Garden.
Jean E. Ives
Memorial services for Jean Ives were held June 10 at the First Presbyterian
Church of Groton with the Rev. Gerald Rife officiating. The Paetznick-Garness
Funeral Chapel in Groton was in charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at her home in Pendleton, Ore. She is
formerly of the Groton area.
Jean Pratt was born June 12, 1925 at Aberdeen to Frank and Frances
(Wood) Pratt. She grew up in the Putney area and attended schools at Putney
and then graduated from high school at Groton. She received a teaching
certificate from Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen and taught
in rural schools in Brown County. She married Lyle Dean Ives at Groton
on April 18, 1945. The couple lived at Aberdeen; Spokane, Wash.; Omaha;
Las Vegas; Great Falls, Mont., and Missoula, Mont., before moving to Pendleton.
They owned and operated Jeanís Hallmark Store for 10 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pendleton where
she was a deacon, was involved with Presbyterian Women and was on the House
and Grounds Committee. She was involved in the Pendleton Downtown Business
Association, the Community Bargain Counter, the Research Club and the Grecian
Heights Homeowners Association where she had served as a secretary.
Survivors include a son, Richard of Camano Island, Wash.; a daughter,
Barbara Low of Mead, Wash.; two sisters, Marjorie (George) Cliff of Aberdeen
and Virginia (Eugene) Abeln of Groton; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyle in 1987,
and an infant daughter, Patricia.
Marie Sternhagen was the organist, Pam Hanson was the soloist and Ben
Anderson was the usher.