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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) Sundberg.

Clarence Bahr
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 Center.
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 mules.
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 Dahlia.
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 officiating.
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, Glendale, California.
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. Lodge.
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 Union Board.
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 grandchildren.
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, Ind.
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 one brother.
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 Cemetery.
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.

Clyde Haas
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 years.
He is survived by his wife, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.

LaVerna Hannon
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 of Andover.
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.

Jan Hanson
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 tournaments.
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 activities.
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 grandchild.
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 award.
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 great grandchildren.
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 Pigors.
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 in Aberdeen.
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 great grandchildren.
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.


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