Miscellaneous Brown County, South Dakota Obituaries


Mrs. Earl (Hilda) Larsen
Mrs. Earl (Hilda) Larsen, 90, of Groton, died June 1, 1998 at Colonial Manor of Groton. The funeral will be at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Groton at 2 p.m., on Thursday, June 4, with the Rev. Craig Grams officiating. Burial will be in the Groton Union Cemetery.
Hilda Lenling was born December 14, 1907 on a farm home in West Hanson Township, rural Groton. Her parents were John Frederick and Ida (Larson) Lenling. She grew up and attended school in West Hanson Township. As a young woman she was employed as a housekeeper and caretaker for several families in the surrounding area. In January of 1940 she began working for and lived with the Maxine and Milton Sippel family for 14 years. She kept house and cared for Barbara, Connie and Jack Sippel. She married Earl Larsen at Webster on December 21, 1954. They made their home on a farm and he worked for Lawrence Rohwer and Arden Rix. In 1970 they retired and bought a home in Groton. As a couple they worked together raising a large garden and gave produce generously to their family and friends and to the Salvation Army in Aberdeen. They were in a car accident in 1997 and since that time she has been in several care facilities and most recently at Colonial Manor in Groton.
She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Groton and she enjoyed gardening and canning.
She is survived by her husband, Earl, of Groton and one sister, Connie Lenling, of Groton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and four sisters.
Casketbearers will be David Dohman, Les Dohman, Jack Mahan, Tom Mahan, Mike McNamara and LeeRoy Weisenberger.
Elvera Neuman will be the organist.

Richard Lee Larsen
Richard Lee Larsen, 70, of Oregon City, Ore., and formerly of Groton, died November 3, 1998. A memorial service was held November 7, 1998, at Chapel of Wilhelm Funeral Home, Oregon City.
Richard ďDickĒ L. Larsen was born at Groton to Reinert and Rose Anna (Miles) Larsen on May 10, 1928. The family farmed southwest of Groton until 1942 when they moved to Portland, Ore. He graduated from Parkrose High School in 1946 and went to work for Raygo Wagner as a welder and machinist. During the next 29 years he worked his way through a variety of positions until he had reached the position of vice president of manufacturing. In 1977 he joined Allied Systems and at the time of his retirement in 1990 he was director of engineering and president of manufacturing. Survivors include his wife, Sue; two sons, Kelly Larsen, Gresham, Ore., and John Groves, Troutdale, Ore.; three daughters, Lynn Jackson, Gresham, and Bonnie Guy and Rhonda Huston, both of Portland; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his parents.

Bernard L. Larson
Bernard L. Larson 79, former Brown County Treasurer, died March 26, 1998 at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 215 4th Ave. S.E., in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Gerold Sevig officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen. 
There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Bernard L. Larson was born on March 28, 1918 at Warner to Lloyd and Hilda (Dahl) Larson. This is the area where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Warner High School with the class of 1936. He then attended the Aberdeen Business College. He married Genevieve Stenstrom at Aberdeen on October 15, 1939. They made their home in Warner and later moved to a farm near Bath where he farmed and worked for Super Value Store in Aberdeen. They moved to Aberdeen in 1960 where he was Brown County Treasurer until 1981 when he retired. They moved to Mina in 1982 where they have lived since.
He belonged to the Moose Lodge and was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Gem Township Board. He was baptized and confirmed at the Scandinavia Lutheran Church. He belonged to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was a past council member.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, of Mina; one son, Richard (Becky) Larson, Lubbock, Texas; two daughters, Shirley (Masa) Iwama, Des Moines, Wash, and Glorene Hanson, Port Angeles, Wash.; one sister, Berniece (Robert) Van House, Dayton, Ohio; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
Honorary casketbearers will be all his grandchildren: Doug Smith, David Larson, Debi Stroud, Karla Olson, Brett Hanson, Chad Hanson, Tiffany Cobb, Denise Larson, Darrin Larson and Kevin Hanson.
Active casketbearers will be Art Heupel, Richard Heier, Walter Smith, James Hundstad, Ervin Marzolf and Kevin Braun.
Arliss Alberts will be the organist and Masa Iwama will be the soloist.
Memorials may be made to St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center, 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, SD 57401.

Margaret Laurilla
Services for Margaret W. Laurilla, 67, of Frederick, were held on February 6, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jeff Martinson officiated.
Burial was in Savo Lutheran Cemetery near Frederick.
She died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center. 
Margaret W. White was born June 27, 1930 to Anderson and Matilda (Hunter) White in Carrollton, Ga. She received her education in Georgia. Following her education she worked for General Electric in Atlanta in the public relations department for a number of years. She also worked for the National Bank of Georgia.
She married Everett Laurilla on October 3, 1968 in Orlando, Fla. They made their home in Orlando, where they operated the Three-Point Bowling Center. They moved to Frederick in 1995.
She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Frederick.
She enjoyed writing childrenís articles, some of which appeared in Redbook magazine.
Survivors include her husband of Frederick; two sons, Dr. Micheal (Jan) Sineway of Atlanta, and David (Denise) Sineway of Gainesville, Fla.; three sisters, Annie L. White and Alene Jones, both of Orlando, and Betty Parr of San Antonio; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
Casketbearers were Gerald Marttila, Lou Nelson, Merrill Payne, David Swanson, Kenneth Swanson, and Wesley Swanson.

LaVerna I. Lehman
LaVerna I. Lehman, 78, of Groton died Friday, December 11, 1998 at Colonial Manor of Groton. Her funeral was held Wednesday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Groton. The Rev. Craig Grams officiated. Burial followed in Groton Union Cemetery. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton was in charge of arrangements.
LaVerna I. Wilke was born January 23, 1920 to the Rev. Frank and Helen (Peiler) Wilke at James. She attended school in Groton and graduated from Groton High School in 1937. As a young woman, she assisted her father as church organist when he was a pastor serving James, Groton, West Hanson and Andover. She married Reuben E. Lehman on November 29, 1939 and they made their home on a farm northwest of Groton. She became a resident of Colonial Manor in June and in September was chosen the Colonial Manor homecoming queen.
She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Groton and the Ladies Aid. She volunteered at Dakota Midland Hospital Auxiliary, where she received an award for 1,900 hours of service. She was a Tupperware dealer and enjoyed clipping coupons.
Survivors include one son, Gerald (Janet) Lehman of Groton; one daughter, Judith (Lennis) Larson of Spearfish; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister.
Casketbearers were Chad Lehman, Ward Dirksen, Rick Aslesen, Clay Wilwert, Jerroll Erdmann and Mick Sippel.

Ted Leidholt
Ted Leidholt, 85, Bowdle, died Monday, October 19, 1998 at the Bowdle Hospital. His funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 22, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bowdle with Pastor Mike Schierenbeck officiating. Burial will follow at the Redeemer Lutheran Church Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.
Ted Leidholt, son of Anna (Herrwald) and Henry Leidholt, was born July 28, 1913 at Bowdle. He attended some country school and attended Bowdle High School, graduating with the class of 1934. Following his schooling, he farmed with his parents. He married Irma Buechler at the Neugluckstahl Lutheran Church northwest of Bowdle on June 29, 1941. The newlyweds settled on a farm two miles west and one mile south of Bowdle. They lived and farmed there until 1968 when they moved to Bowdle. He then went to work for the Edmunds County Highway Department as a bladesman until his retirement. 
He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Bowdle. While on the farm he served on the Board of Directors for the Bowdle Farmers Union Oil Company and the Bowdle Equity Farmers Elevator. He also served on the Bowdle Township School Board and was on the Board of Directors of the Swan Creek Telephone Cooperative. Among Tedís hobbies were golfing, fishing, hunting, playing pool, working with wood and operating remote control airplanes.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Leidholt of Bowdle; one son, Larry (Gloria) Leidholt, Groton; two daughters, Carol (Dave) Gurath, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Janell Leidholt, Sherwood, Ark.; two brothers, Jerry (Corrine) Leidholt, Pierre, and Bert (Virginia) Leidholt, Minot; four sisters, Bernice (Norman) Lindbloom, Pierre, Mabel Schumacher, Pierre, Lucille Schaible, Minneapolis, and Janice (Danny) Bergeson, Ft. Pierre; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Vivian Schumacher and Shirley David), a brother (Rueben) and one granddaughter in infancy.
Casketbearers will be James Leidholt and Bob Leidholt, Groton; Mark Gurath, Matthew Gurath and Michael Gurath, Eu Claire, Wis., and Dennis Lindbloom, Pierre.
Delores Walz will be the organist and there will be congregational singing. Norwin Walz and Dick Giedt will be the ushers.

Kathryn Lenz
Mass of Christian burial for Kathryn Lenz, 95, of Conde, was held March 7 at St. Johnís Catholic Church at Conde, with the Rev. Matthew Vazhappily officiating. Burial followed in St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery at Conde. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton, was in charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Elim Nursing Home in Fargo.
Kathryn Mary Norton was born September 23, 1902 to Martin and Mary Ann (Hearnen) Norton at Marietta, Minn. As a young girl she moved to Conde with her family. She graduated from Conde High School in 1919. She then attended Northern Normal and Industrial School in Aberdeen, and taught at a rural school in Beotia Township in Spink County for many years. She married Bert Lenz on November 18, 1925. They lived in Conde, where they operated an International Harvester dealership. He died October 30, 1975.
She was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church of Conde, and the Altar Society and held various offices. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Junior Catholic Daughters of America and served as a state officer. She was past president of the Conde School Board and was active in the Conde Civic Development Association, a charter member of the Conde American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Conde Senior Citizens.
Survivors include one son, Allen Lenz, Reston, Va.; three daughters, Mary Ann (Tom) Mahan, Scottsdale, Ariz., Bonnie (Lee) Corrigan, Fargo, and Bernadine (Clarence) Beauvais, Eden Prairie, Minn.; one sister, Margaret Grater, Camarillo, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers.
Casketbearers were her grandchildren.

Brittney Mae Kelley Lone
Brittney Mae Kelley died Monday, October 12, 1998, at her home in Pierpont. She died of brainstem glioma. The funeral was held Wednesday, October 14, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pierpont with the Rev. Lyla Siebrecht officiating. Burial was in Homer Cemetery in Pierpont.
Brittney Mae Kelley was born January 14, 1992 at Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her parents were Mark Alan and Renee (Erdmann) Kelley. She moved to Bristol in 1994 and in 1995 she moved to Pierpont. She was a member of the first grade class at the Langford school. She attended the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pierpont. Since the age of two, she showed a great interest in learning and playing school. During the last year of her life the support of the community and friends in the Pierpont area gave her many happy times. Among them were a helicopter ride given to her by Arnie Johnson of Aberdeen, a computer from the Make a Wish Foundation and a Barbie Jeep that was large enough for her and her dog, Buckwheat, to ride in from Toys ĎR Us. 
She is survived by her father, Mark Alan Kelley, Oskaloosa Iowa; her mother and step father, Renee and Tom Lone, Pierpont; one brother, Mark Alan Kelley, Jr., Pierpont; two step sisters, Nicole Lone and Stephanie Lone, both of Britton; her maternal grandfather, Douglas Erdmann, Aberdeen; and her maternal grandmother and step grandfather, Ardella and Jay Galvin, Roslyn; her paternal grandmother, Pauline (Boots) Kelley, Oskaloosa, Iowa; her step grandparents, Arnie Sr. and Alice Lone, Bristol; her maternal great grandmothers, Tilla Sittner and Dorothy Erdmann, both of Aberdeen; step grandmother, Velma (Price) Pushor, Aberdeen, and her step great grandparents, Cecil and Betty Galvin, Knoxville, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by two grandfathers and two great grandfathers.
The active pallbearers were Justin Cleveland, Dean Haaland, Tim Ronshaugen, and Mark Wika.
Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Lutz, Jason Severson, and Josh Bartos.
The pianist and soloist was Deb Olson.
The ushers were Steve Breske and Mark Anderson.

Harvey Arnold ĎFoxyí Lowary
The funeral for Harvey Arnold ďFoxyĒ Lowary, 75, of Lake Andes and formerly of Aberdeen, as Saturday at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. The Rev. Emil Eberhart officiated. Burial followed in Groton Union Cemetery.
He died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Lake Andes Health Care Center.
Harvey Arnold Lowary was born April 14, 1923, to Charles E. and Pearl E. (McCune) Lowary at Aberdeen. He grew up on the family farm in the Huffton area. He attended elementary school in Huffton. He attended one year of ag school in Brookings. He married Phyllis Dahlke on September 6, 1953, at Aberdeen. He farmed in the Barnard and Westport area until 1959. He moved to Aberdeen and worked for the Milwaukee Railroad from 1959 to 1978. The last three years he had been a resident of the Lake Andes Health Care Center.
He had been a member of the Flying Farmers.
He was an avid fox hunter and pilot for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Tom (Cindi) Lowary of Grand Junction, Colo.; three daughters, Cindy (Scott) Walker of Fort Thompson, Diane (Alan) Herbranson of White and Karen Lampe of Chandler, Ariz.; one brother, Earl Lowary of Groton; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Casketbearers were Daniel Lowary, Joshua Lowary, Kevin Walker, Kelly Herman, Ryan Rehfield and Crystal Rehfield.
Marie Sternhagen was the organist.

Leonard Mathias Maunu
Leonard Mathias Maunu, 93, died Wednesday, March 3, 1998 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Peoria, Ariz., where he had resided since 1990.
Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Ervin Langholz at Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary in Sun City, Ariz. Memorial services will be held at American Lutheran Church in Sun City at a later date.
Leonard Mathias Maunu was born September 30, 1904 in a sod house on his parentís homestead near Hecla to Gustaf and Susanna (Martilla) Maunu. He graduated from Hecla High School in 1924. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State, Brookings, in 1928, and a Masters Degree in Education from Marquette University in February, 1949. Upon graduation in 1928, he was employed by Briggs Stratton Corporation as a draftsman and design engineer for ten years. He taught mechanical drafting at Milwaukee vocational and adult schools. He taught tool and die and machinist apprentices for 20 years. During this period he attended night classes to obtain his Masters degree. He later taught mechanical tech for 15 years at Milwaukee Institute of Technology. The American Machinist Magazine has published his ideas. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, a member of Great Books Foundation, and an active member of Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
Leonard married Anna Susanna (Ann) Hasti in Cokato, Minn., on November 26, 1932. She died in November, 1977. They enjoyed world-wide traveling. His hobbies included gardening, silver craft, lawn bowling and home workshop.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and nine brothers.
Memorials may be sent to Martin Luther School, 1830 Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015.
He has resided in Sun City, Ariz., since 1974 after retiring. He was a charter member of the American Lutheran Church and a member of the Scandinavian Club.

Christan Allan McKiver
Christan Allan McKiver, infant son of Leah A. Leidholdt and Steve A. McKiver of Groton, was born and died April 29, 1998 at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center, Aberdeen.
There was a private family service with burial at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen.
Christan is survived by his parents of Groton; paternal grandparents, Jacky D. McKiver and Renee McKiver, both of Groton; maternal grandfather, Robert W. Leidholdt, Groton; paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie McKiver, Groton, and maternal great-grandparents, Don and Rosemary Hauck, Watertown.

Harvey Meyer
Harvey Meyer, 87, Aberdeen, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
The funeral was held April 13 at the First United Methodist Church, Aberdeen with the Rev. Joel Winckler officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Miller-Huebl Funeral Home.
Harvey Meyer was born on May 16, 1910 to Edward and Anna (Wunderlich) Meyer near Hickman, Neb. He came with his parents and they homesteaded west of the Frederick area. This is the area where he was raised and educated. He helped on his parentís farm and on February 18, 1933 he married Louise Bain in Aberdeen. They farmed west of Frederick until 1975 and they retired at that time. They traveled and lived in Apache Junction, Ariz., during the winters and at Mina Lake in the summers. They moved into the Parkside Apartments in Aberdeen in 1994. She died on May 5, 1996. He continued to make Aberdeen his home following her death.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and he enjoyed playing cards and visiting.
He is survived by one daughter, Jean (Paul) Lingor, Aberdeen, and one son, Dwight (Louise) Meyer, Manhasset, N.Y.; four brothers, Clinton Meyer, Redfield, Walter Meyer, Pensacola, Fla., Delton Meyer, San Diego, Calif., and Ervin Meyer of Denver; two sisters, Mildred Neff, Roseburg, Ore., and Evelyn Von Christierson, Carmel, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, one brother and one sister.
Casketbearers were Loel Lapka, Brian Bain, Mearl Schanzenbach, Lauren Harrison, Joe Geditz and Wesley Stern.
Terry Kones was the organist, Cami Connell, the pianist and Irene Mickelson was the soloist. Cal Engel was the usher.

Kenneth Moffitt
Kenneth Moffitt, 85, Spokane, Wash., died August 11, 1998. A memorial service was held at the Rockwood Manor Retirement Center on August 14. Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Moffitt was born February 7, 1913, raised and schooled in Groton, with his two brothers. He attended Huron College and married Lola Crawford on April 19, 1942 in Aberdeen. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning rank of Master Sergeant and was stationed in Calcutta, India. After the war he worked for a Harper McGee Wholesale Company as a representative to the dealer. Ken loved music, from band to classical, played the piano and was the pipe organist at his home town church. He enjoyed sports, reading and traveling - visiting India, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Japan, and he lived in five other states before making Spokane his home for over 40 years. He took pride in volunteering with the Spokane Food Bank and served as Chairman of the Board. He also worked with the Meals on Wheels program and served as President of the Rockwood Manor Residentsí Council.
He is survived by his wife, Lola, and step granddaughter, Deborah Melchi.

Arvid N. Nelson
Arvid N. Nelson, 82, Langford, died Thursday, July 30, 1998 at the Marshall County Healthcare Center in Britton. His funeral was held August 3 at Highlanda Lutheran Church of rural Langford, with the Rev. Craig Werling officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel of Britton.
Arvid N. Nelson was born September 30, 1915 in Britton to Gustav and Idella C. (Linder) Nelson. At the age of two, he moved with his family to a farm northeast of Langford. He attended rural Marshall County schools, and graduated from Langford High School in 1933. He began farming with his father and also worked as a reporter for the Agriculture Conservation Stabilization Service (A.S.C.S.) office. He married Leona M. Schroeder at Britton on March 26, 1943. They lived on his family farm for the first few years of their marriage. In 1954, they moved to the farm that Arvidís maternal grandfather had owned. He farmed there until retiring in 1978. Arvid and Leona have continued to make their home on that farm.
Arvid was a member of the Highlanda Lutheran Church of rural Langford, and had served as their treasurer. He had also served on the Sisseton Township School Board for a period of time.
After his retirement, Arvid took up painting. He was well known for the beautiful scenes that he produced on common objects, such as cream cans and saws.
Arvid is survived by his wife, Leona of Langford; two sons, Warren Nelson of Britton and Brian (Carolynn) Nelson of Bowdle; three daughters, Laurel (Robert) Peterson of Lompoc, Calif., Linda (Robert) Bork, Sioux Falls, and Angela (Rick) Carlson of Groton; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth Lohman, Zumbrota, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sons.
Music for the funeral was provided by Karen Mikkelson, Organist and the Highlanda Menís Choir. 
Casketbearers were Keith Niesen, Mike Niesen, Gary Barrett, Kevin Kurschat, Greg Beck and Ivan Sjovall. Honorary casketbearers were all of Arvidís many friends.

Beverly ďBettyĒ R. Nelson
Beverly ďBettyĒ Nelson died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998 at the Dell Rapids Community Hospital. Her funeral was held January 29 at the United Methodist Church in Colton, S.D. with the Rev. Sunandkumar Samuel officiating. Burial was in the Colton Cemetery with Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic, Colton and Garretson, in charge of arrangements.
Beverly ďBettyĒ Nelson was born to Emil and Frances Nelson August 10, 1920 at Putney. She grew up and attended school in Putney. She moved with her parents to Lyons in 1939, then to Madison in 1944 and to Colton in 1946. She cared for her mother in their home for many years until her motherís death in 1993. She moved to the Odd Fellows Home in Dell Rapids in 1995 and resided there until her death.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Colton.
Grateful for having shared her life are a sister, Meda Alberts, Colton; a sister-in-law, Helen Nelson, Colton; seven nieces and nephews and their families; two very special people, Janine Baker and Christene Stoke who she care for from infancy through grade school, both from Kansas City; and many other friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles and Donald Nelson.
Casketbearers were nephews, Bob Nelson, Eric Nelson, Mike Alberts, Don Alberts, Barry Nelson and Charles Nelson.
Virginia Huwe was the organist and Angie Amundson was the soloist.

Walter J. Pasch
The funeral for Walter J. Pasch, 86, of Groton was held at St. Johnís Lutheran Church Groton, on May 15, with the Rev. Craig Grams officiating.
Burial followed in the Groton Union Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton.
He died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton. Walter James Pasch was born December 28, 1911, to Ernest and Edna (Schlick) Pasch in Henry Township, rural Groton. He grew up on a farm and attended rural school in the area.
He married Lois Hoops on December 11, 1946, at her familyís farm in west Hanson Township, Brown County. They made their home on a farm southwest of Groton.
He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Groton and past member of the Feather and Fin Club.
He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Groton; two sons, Robert Pasch of Redfield, and Donald Pasch of Watertown; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sons.
Casketbearers were Steve Herron, Terry Herron, Dale Hoops, Bertell Martin, John Martin and Freddie Pullan.

Herman C. ĎTudí Pigors Jr.
The funeral for Herman C. ďTudĒ Pigors Jr., 90, of Groton was held January 25 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ferney. The Rev. Craig Grams officiated. Burial was in the Ferney Cemetery with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton in charge of arrangements.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2997 at Colonial Manor in Groton.
Herman Carl Pigors Jr. was born May 3, 1906 to Herman and Minna (Ziesmann) Pigors on a farm near Ferney. He grew up in the Ferney area and attended rural elementary school near Ferney. He lived and farmed near Ferney all of his life, and also sold Arbie Feeds for many years. He had been a resident of Colonial Manor in Groton since 1991.
He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ferney, and also belonged to the Lutheran Laymen League, the Feather and Fin, and St. Paulís Lutheran Menís Dartball.
Survivors include nine nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
Casketbearers were great nephews Todd Morton, Roger Clemensen, Scott Bender, Rick Pigors, Robert Pigors and Tom Pigors.

Lon Pigors
Lon Pigors, 45, of Ferney and formerly of Aberdeen, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at his parentsí home in Aberdeen. His funeral was held Tuesday, June 23, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Ferney. The Rev. Lloyd Redhage officiated.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton in charge of arrangements.
Lon Pigors was born to Lloyd and Muriel (Ihde) Pigors on December 30, 1952 at Aberdeen. He attended grade school at Ferney and graduated from Groton High School in 1971. He attended Northern State College and Wahpeton School of Science. He then began farming with his father and brother. He married Cindy Maunu on June 12, 1976, at Aberdeen. They moved from Ferney to Aberdeen in 1979. He worked for Midcoast Trucking in Aberdeen, Grandpre Trucking of Conde and Ag Services of Huffton. After a back injury, he went to Presentation College and Northern State University. He worked for Starlite Truck Stop and Comfort Inn before moving to Ferney to work on his brotherís farm.
He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Menís Weekly Bible Class.
He enjoyed farming and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two sons, Lon Carl Pigors and James Pigors, both of Ferney; one daughter, Jessica (Jeremy) Young of Aberdeen; his parents of Aberdeen; two brothers, David Pigors, Ferney and William (LuAnn) Pigors, Sacramento, Calif; and one sister, Tamara (Wayne) Cramer of Huron.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Casketbearers were Barry Eske, Richard Hoops, Larry Ihde, Allan Kroll, Howard Pigors, David Schwarting and Sherwin Schwab.

Hayli Danielle Pipes
Hayli Danielle Pipes, five months, Baltic, S.D., died November 19, 1998 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Her funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, on November 23 with the Rev. Tim Heupel officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls.
Hayli Danielle Pipes was born June 18, 1998 in Sioux Falls to Shayne and Jennifer (Roettele) Pipes. She was baptized July 12, 1998 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. She was known as a happy baby who was always smiling.
Survivors include her parents of Baltic; her maternal grandparents, Dallas and Deb Roettele of Aberdeen; paternal grandparents, Dan and Karen Pipes of Armour; maternal great-grandmother, Doris Roettele of Columbia; maternal great-grandparents, Dennis and Doris Smith of Aberdeen; paternal great-grandmother, Lorraine Pipes of Lake Andes; paternal great-grandmother, Bernice Hawley of Wagner; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Violet Davis of Aberdeen.

Alisa Anne Prunty
Alisa Anne Prunty, 23, of Tabor died as the result of a highway accident Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Her funeral was held December 24 at St. Wencelaus Catholic Church in Tabor.
Alisa Anne Prunty was born November 21, 1973 to Roger and Mary Prunty in Pierre. Her father was a former teacher and coach in Frederick. She graduated from Bon Homme High School in Tyndall in 1992. In high school she participated in oral interpretation, drama, band and sports. She was Bon Homme Athlete of the year during her sophomore year and was academic all state in basketball her senior year.
She graduated with honors from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. She was a Briggs Scholar, the College of Engineering outstanding sophomore and outstanding freshman, sophomore and senior civil engineering student. She was the American Society of civil engineers SDSU chapter president for the last two years, Chi Epsilon honor society marshall, Tau Beta Pi honor society secretary, college of engineering phonathon chairwoman, co-chair of the ASEC Midwestern regional conference and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Society of women engineers and EED-SD Inventors congress committee.
She was lector, greeter and Eucharist minister at St. Wencelaus Church and Catholic campus parish in Brookings.
She had a job beginning in January with the U. S. Department of the Interior in Florida.
Survivors include her parents of Tabor, brothers, Eric, of Parkston, and Bill, of Tabor; her grandmothers, Elizabeth Zacher of Tyndall and Gertrude Prunty of Aberdeen; and special friend, Jason Sedlacek, of Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers.

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