Miscellaneous Brown County, South Dakota Obituaries

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Alice Mae Gubin Nilsson
Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Alice Mae Gubin Nilsson, 93, formerly of Warner and Aberdeen, died Thursday, May 2, 2002.
There will be no service of any kind.
Her remains will be in the Warner Cemetery.
Alice Mae Gubin was born March 16, 1909, to Charles and Martha Gubin near Warner. She attended 11 years of school in Warner and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1928. She attended Northern Normal and Industrial School in Aberdeen and received a teacher's certificate.
She married Ernest A. Nilsson of Columbia on Sept. 14, 1929. She was living with her grandson, Darwin Nilsson and his family in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in South America at the time of her death.
Survivors include one son, Mervin K. Nilsson of Temecula, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one son.

Gertrude 'Gert' Mildred Fisher
Aberdeen - Gertrude "Gert" Mildred Fisher, 84, of Aberdeen and formerly of Mobridge, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Bryce Fellbaum will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery with Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge in charge of arrangements.
A family service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Wilbur B. Makes Him First Sr.
McLaughlin - The funeral for Wilbur Makes Him First Sr., (Wanbli-Hoksila), 37, of McLaughlin will be at 10 a.m. CDT Monday at the Little Eagle Community Center. The Very Rev. Les Campbell will officiate with Issac Dog Eagle conducting traditional burial rights.
Burial will be in Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery in Whitehorse. Issac Dog Eagle will conduct traditional burial rights. Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.
An all night wake will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the community center.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at his resi- dence.
He died of natural causes Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Fort Yates.
Wilbur Makes Him First was born Nov. 21, 1964, to Carl and Helmina (Chasing Hawk) Makes Him First in Rosebud. He lived in Rosebud until he was 6 years old, at which time he and his family moved back to the Cheyenne River Reservation and lived at Whitehorse. This is where he attended school and graduated from eighth grade. He then attended high school in Eagle Butte.
He married Susan Jamerson in 1983. The couple had three children.
He married Debra Moreno of Houston on July 27, 2001. The couple made their home in McLaughlin. In 1996, he was an actor in the movie "Crazy Horse" which was filmed in Rapid City.
He was active in Pow-Wow gatherings as a singer, dancer and dancing judge. He was known as a traditional artist and made roaches, bustles, quillwork, etc.
His hobbies included playing basketball, riding horses, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandparents.

Susan L. Wild
Loveland, Colo. - Susan L. Wild, 52, of Loveland and formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Loveland.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland.
Resthaven Funeral Home in Fort Collins, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Susan L. Tietz was born Sept. 19, 1949, to Leonard and Christine (Schwab) Tietz in Aberdeen.
She married Leslie Wild on Aug. 9, 1986, in Loveland. She worked for Loveland Pediatrics and was a licensed practical nurse for 20 years.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Bible study and Altar Guild. She was also a Mary Kay consultant.
She loved the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, of Loveland; one son, Joe Wild of Greeley, Colo.; two daughters, Nicole Gowan and Chantel Lebsack, both of Loveland; two sisters, Marilyn Hesser of Lakeville, Minn., and Karen Kwasniewski of Webster; one brother, Leonard Tietz of Aberdeen; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 100 E. County Road 30, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Margaret A. Bradley
McAllen, Texas - Margaret A. Bradley, 68, of McAllen and formerly of Aberdeen, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the McAllen Heart Hospital.
The arrangements are pending with Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., Aberdeen.

Alta Margaret (Anderson) Warne
Clark - The funeral for Alta Margaret (Anderson) Warne, 83, a longtime resident of Clark County will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark. The Rev. Roger Semmler will officiate.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Clark with Furness Funeral Home in Clark in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and afternoon Monday at the church.
She died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Clark.
Alta Margaret Anderson was born Dec. 1, 1918, to Adolph and Gunda (Olson) Anderson in Vienna. She was raised in the Vienna area and attended school at Kindig School in Pleasant Township. Following her schooling, she worked in homes in the Vienna area.
She married Rasmus E. Warne on Aug. 2, 1941, in Watertown. He died Sept. 17, 1987. The couple lived and farmed near Vienna and Hayti. She did babysitting for 27 years. She entered Beverly Healthcare Center in Clark in August 2000. In February 2001, she was crowned queen at the Valentine festivities at the care center.
She was a member of Pleasant Lutheran Church near Vienna from 1918 to 1949. She then joined the New Hope Lutheran Church near Hayti where she also taught Sunday school and served as president of the ladies aid. From 1956 to 1970, she was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Bryant where she also taught Sunday school and was active in its women organizations. In 1970, she became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark where she was active in its women's groups.
Her hobbies included embroidery and other handwork. She also enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Warne of Watertown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Donna Marie Reinhardt
Aberdeen - Mass of Christian burial for Donna Marie Reinhardt, 74, of 623 N. Lloyd St. will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E. The Rev. Lance Oser will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, all at the mortuary.
She died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.

W. Duane Hallstrom
Webster - W. Duane Hallstrom, 84, of Webster died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Webster. The Rev. William Olsen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery with Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster in charge of arrange- ments.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
 
Hazel Ione Flood Marshall
Eagle Butte - The funeral for Hazel Ione Flood Marshall, 76, will be at 10 a.m. MDT today at the United Church of Christ in Eagle Butte. The Rev. Daniel Sheehan will officiate.
A second service will be at 3 p.m. CDT today at the Agar Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the Onida Cemetery with Luce Funeral Home in Eagle Butte in charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.
Hazel Ione Flood was born Sept. 19, 1925, to Joseph Emil and Mary "Mollie" (Weischedel) Flood in rural Sully County. After her mother died in 1931, she lived with her father and sisters. When her father died in 1934, she went to live at the home of her aunt and uncle. She graduated from Agar High School in 1943. She then went to Aberdeen to earn a two-year teaching certificate. She taught in several rural Sully County schools.
She married Philip F. Marshall on July 25, 1947, in Trail City. They continued to live in Sully County on several farms where he worked and she taught school. In 1963 they moved to Eagle Butte. She continued to teach in Eagle Butte, and was one of the first Headstart teachers hired in 1965. He died in 1972. She worked for Headstart for 17 years, retiring in 1982. In 1982 she became a first grade teacher with the C-EB school system. She taught Headstart and first grade for 25 years. She retired from teaching in 1990, but continued to substitute for many years until her failing health caused her to slow down. In 1999 she moved to Pierre to be closer to her healthcare providers.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Eagle Butte, where she held several offices including deaconess and was a member of the church circles, the Birthday Card Club and the Chey Mor Reading Council. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for more than 50 years, and held several offices including secretary and president. In 1998 she became an honorary member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
She enjoyed embroidering, sewing, playing Scrabble and cards.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda (Joe) Nedved and Nancy (Kermit) Dupris, both of Eagle Butte; four sisters, Vera Seymour of Poolesville, Md., Alice West of Pierre, Minnie Mae Claggett of Rockville, Md., and Myrt Pearson of Agar; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, one daughter, and one sister.

Blanche Granger
Mitchell - Blanche Granger, 87, of Mitchell and formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Reformed Church in Mitchell.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Riverside Cemetery in Aberdeen with Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Blanche Banker was born Dec. 24, 1914, to Brewster and Irene (Sargent) Banker in Dunseith, N.D. She received a bachelor and masters degrees in education from Northern State in Aberdeen.
She married Roe A. Granger on Dec. 9, 1940, in McIntosh. She taught at Simmons Elementary School in Aberdeen from 1961 to 1969. He died in 1969. She moved to Springfield, Ore., in 1969 and taught in Brattain Elementary School in the Springfield School District from 1969 to 1981, when she retired to Mitchell.
She was a member of Grace Reformed Church.
Survivors include three sons, Roe A. (Georgianna) Granger Jr. of East Lyme, Conn., Oscar R. (Karen) Granger of North Bend, Wash., and Frank "Tim" (Susan) Granger of Bellevue, Wash.; two daughters, Carol (Jon) Garry of Pierre, and Kathryn A. (Spencer) Gross of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and two sisters.

Paul V. Bonzer
Billings, Mont. - Paul V. Bonzer, 42, of Billings and formerly of Hecla and Oakes, N.D., died of cancer Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Billings.
Burial will be in Shepherd Cemetery with Smith Funeral Chapel in Billings in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin Friday morning at the funeral chapel.
Paul V. Bonzer was born Sept. 4, 1959, to Robert R. and Irdene I. (Boadwine) Bonzer in Britton. He grew up on the family farm near Hecla. He graduated from Hecla High School in 1977. He worked for Oakes Manufacturing in Oakes before moving to Billings in 1979.
He married Angela Magers on July 23, 1983.
He married Patricia Kuntz on Dec. 9, 1989, in Billings. He was employed with Marketing Manufacturing until it closed in 1995. He then worked with Elk River Concrete.
He loved to camp and fish.
Survivors include his wife of Billings; one son, Elijah Ray Bonzer of Billings; one daughter, Mandy Satre of Billings; his mother of Hecla; four sisters, Ann Bormann of Seattle, Joan Kutter of Huron, Sara Holland of Britton, and Gwen Planteen of Langford; two brothers, Lon Bonzer of West Fargo, N.D., and Cal Bonzer of Hallettsville, Texas; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandparents.

Agnes Harak
Oakes, N.D. - The funeral for Agnes Harak, 94, of Oakes, N.D., will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Burial will be at the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, near Oakes.

Clarence Gebhardt
Aberdeen - Services for Clarence Gebhardt, 73, Aberdeen, are 10 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church; Pastor Ronald Laue & Pastor Brian Idt officiating.
Burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post 24.
Clarence died Monday, September 29, at ManorCare Healthcare Services.
Visitation: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7 at Spitzer Funeral Home.

Harold A. Miller
Aberdeen - Harold A. Miller, 83, Aberdeen, died Monday, September 29, 2003, at Bethesda Nursing Home, Aberdeen.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave., Aberdeen. Pastor Allan Schoonover officiating.
Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens with military rites. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, Aberdeen, in charge of arrangements.
Visitation noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the mortuary and one hour prior to service at church Thursday.

Evelyn A. Oleson-Running
Aberdeen - Evelyn A. Oleson-Running, 95, of Aberdeen passed away Monday, September 29, 2003, at the Aberdeen Living Center.
Burial of her cremated remains will be alongside Clarence Running at Oakland-Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, Minn., on her birthday, May 31, 2004.
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., Aberdeen, S.D., is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn A. Spencer was born May 31, 1908, to Orville and Ruth (Conklin) Spencer at Madison, Wis. Evelyn was an outstanding cook during her lifetime.
Evelyn married Leo Oleson in 1924. Together they owned and operated the Dorset Cafe in Dorset, Minn. It was a bar when they bought it and they built the first dining room in the 1940s all furnished in diamond willow, very fancy for its time. It became a famous eatery and still is to this day. In the 1950s, Evelyn moved to Austin, Minn., where she managed the Austin Bowl and Railway Cafe for many years. During that time she also owned the Golden Ice Cream Store in Osage, Iowa. She was a very active member of the Moose Club in Austin, where she met Clarence Running. They were married September 19, 1962, in Sioux Falls. After retirement they moved to Covina, Calif. Clarence passed away in 1978 and Evelyn continued to live in Covina until 1995, when she moved to Park Rapids, Minn. In November of 1999, she moved to Aberdeen and has resided here since that time.
Surviving Evelyn are three daughters, Ardis Nelson of Park Rapids, Minn., Edith (Floyd) Baxter of Austin, Minn., and Darlene (Kenneth) Buttolph of Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Leon (Louise) Oleson of Marysville, Tenn., and Lon (Mary) Oleson of Aberdeen; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gene Spencer of Chicago, Ill.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, both her husbands, one daughter, Bonnie Burton-Mix, three sisters, Pauline, Doris and Inez, and three brothers, Stuart, Doug and Bill.

Jeannette Koslowski
Waubay - Jeannette Koslowski, 35, of Waubay, S.D., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Lake Area Hospital in Webster.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Sat. Oct. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grenville.
Burial will be at the St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 till 4 Friday at Mohs Funeral Home. Visitation will resume again from 6 till 8 at the church with a prayer service at 6:30.

Louis G. Streier
Eden - Louis G. Streier, 75, Eden, S.D., passed away Oct. 1, 2003, at his home near Eden.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eden with Fr. Jesudas Thaliyan officiating.
Interment will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Eden.
There will be a wake service on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church starting at 8 p.m.
Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, S.D. is in charge of arrangements.

Leo John Prouse Marie Prouse
Aberdeen - The Graveside Cremation Memorial Service for Leo John Prouse and Marie Prouse will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Riverside Cemetery, Aberdeen with Rev. Allan Schoonover officiating.
Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Leo John Prouse was born August 3, 1915, at Aberdeen, S.D., to John and Cathryn (Dashel) Prouse. He attended school at Aberdeen. He was employed as a machinist at Fresno and Sunnyvale, Calif., and later became an inspector with FMC (Food Machinery Company).
Marie Prouse was born August 16, 1913, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Henry and Anna (Fuchs) Dunkel. She attended school at Westport, S.D., and then attended St. Luke's Nursing School, where she received two years of training.
Leo and Marie were married at Aberdeen in June of 1939. They moved to Fresno, Calif., in 1942. In 1948, they moved to Sunnyvale, Calif., where they continued to reside until the time of their deaths.
Leo died January 4, 1997, at the age of 81. He is survived by his daughter, Dixie Lee Garcia, of Sunnyvale, Calif.; one brother, John (Shirley) Prouse of Bremerton, Wash.; and two sisters, Genevieve Markus of Fresno, Calif., and Arlys Wuitschick of Lompoc, Calif.
Marie died May 9, 2003, at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter, Dixie Lee Garcia, of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Ernest 'Ernie' Pogany
Pierre - Ernest "Ernie" Pogany, 82, Pierre died Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beverly Healthcare, Pierre.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 2, 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Feigum Funeral Home, Pierre.
Funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, Pierre.
Interment will be at Hillsview Cemetery, Isabel.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Pierre; two sons, Gregory (Bonnie) of Rapid City, Reed (Kathy) of Belle Fourche.

Olga Nelson
Waubay - Olga Nelson, 88, of Webster and formerly of Waubay, died on Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at Bethesda Home in Webster.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Waubay, Rev. Constanze Hagmaier officiating.
Burial will be at Egeland Lutheran Cemetery near Waubay.
Visitation will be at Fiksdal's in Webster on Friday 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. and in the church prior to services on Saturday.

'Bitsy' Muriel J. LaPlante
Eagle Butte - Funeral service for "Bitsy" Muriel LaPlante, 49, Eagle Butte, S.D., will be 11 a.m. CST Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, White Horse, S.D. Fr. Jeffry Barnes will officiate.
Burial in the church cemetery under the direction of Oster Funeral Home, Mobridge, S.D.
An all night wake service is at 7 p.m. at the church Friday.
She entered the spirit world September 30, 2003, at IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte, due to natural causes.

John J. Malsom
Roscoe - John J. Malsom, 83, of Roscoe died Wednesday morning at the Bowdle Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Catholic Church of St. Thomas The Apostle, Roscoe, Fr. Rader celebrant.
Burial at Morningside Cemetery, Roscoe.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 3 at Gramm-Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich and from 4 to 7 at the church in Roscoe.
Liturgical wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the church in Roscoe.

Alice Tysdal
McIntosh - Alice Tysdal, age 87, of McIntosh, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, at the McIntosh Cemetery with Dr. Richard Mayforth, officiating.
Alice lived in her home in McIntosh until entering Beverly Healthcare in Mobridge on March 26, 2003.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.

Giles Semple
Britton - Giles Semple, 81 of Britton, died Friday, October 3, 2003 at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton. His funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 6th at the First Presbyterian Church of Britton, with Pastor Annie Tieszen officiating.
Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 5th at the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton and one hour preceding the funeral at the church on Monday.
A prayer service is at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Ruth Heupel
Aberdeen - Ruth Heupel, 93, formerly of Aberdeen, South Dakota, died October 3, 2003, in Fargo, North Dakota. Visitation will be Monday, October 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main, Aberdeen, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
The funeral will be Tuesday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 1500 Melgaard Road, Aberdeen, with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


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