|Carol J. Rabine
Carol J. Rabine, 57, Aberdeen, died Saturday, July 25, 1998 at St.
Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center. Her funeral was held July 28 at
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, with the Rev. Terry Naasz officiating.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Miller-Huebl
Funeral Home, Aberdeen.
Carol was born on August 25, 1940 to Gust and Rosella (Keup) Jensen
at Groton. This is the area where she was raised and educated. She graduated
from Groton High School with the class of 1958. She then attended Presentation
College in Aberdeen for two years. She married Larry Rabine on June 29,
1973 at Aberdeen. They made their home in Aberdeen and she worked at St.
Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center from 1970 to 1996 when she retired.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the church choir and
Lutheran Womenís Missionary League. She was also a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary of Andover.
Carol is survived by her husband, Larry, Aberdeen; one daughter, Michelle
Rabine, Aberdeen; three brothers, Billy (Joyce) Jensen, Dale Jensen and
Wayne Jensen, all of Aberdeen; and one sister, Nancy Jensen Aberdeen.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Casketbearers were Keith Jensen, Alan Jensen, John Jensen, Richard
Jensen, Pete Pulfrey and Jason Bird.
Susan Ellingson was the organist and the Our Savior Church Choir provided
Victor Kamm and Charles Kirnan were the ushers.
Emil Rose, 89, Groton, died Saturday, September 26, 1998 at Colonial
Manor at Groton. The funeral was held at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Groton,
on September 29 with the Rev. Craig Grams officiating. Burial followed
at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the directions of Paetznick-Garness Funeral
Emil Rose was born on November 6, 1908 to Paul and Hannah (Rosenow)
Rose at Rochester, Minn. He was baptized in Minnesota and was confirmed
in Columbia. He worked in the Civil Conservation Corps in the Black Hills
for two years. He married Lillian Stange at Groton on June 8, 1928. Following
their marriage, they farmed in the Groton area until he retired in 1972
when they moved into Groton. He entered Colonial Manor in June of 1997.
He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church and served on the West
Hanson Township Board for a number of years. He was also a member of the
Garden Club for 20 years and was a former member of the rural West Hanson
He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Groton; two sons, Kenneth (Roxanne)
Rose, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and James (Connie) Rose, Richmond, Va.; one daughter,
Elaine (Larry) Pigors, Aberdeen; two sisters, Margaret Siek and Edna Bugner,
both of Groton; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers, one
sister and two grandsons.
Casketbearers were Clarence Rose, Alvin Bahr, Art Bahr, Jerry Miles,
Arnold Bahr and Duane Neumann.
The organist was Alvera Neuman. The ushers were Eugene Neuman and Duane
The memorial service for Lois Schinkel, 89, of Des Moines, Iowa, and
formerly of Groton, was held Monday in Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel,
Groton. The Rev. Gerald Rife officiated. Burial was in the Groton Union
She died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center
in Des Moines.
Lois Swenson was born August 13, 1908, to Axel and Tena (Wilberts)
Swenson in Claremont. She grew up in the Claremont area and graduated from
Claremont High School. She attended Northern Normal and Industrial School.
She taught in rural schools.
She married Lloyd Schinkel on Sept 23, 1935, in Aberdeen. They made
their home in Austin, Minn. She taught in the Austin School System. In
the early 1940ís they returned to the Groton area where they made their
home. After she raised her family she returned to Northern State Teachers
College and received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
She continued to teach in communities in the Groton area. She taught for
about 35 years. She and her husband ran the State Theatre for several years.
She lived in the Groton-Claremont area all of her life until the last three
years, when she lived in Des Moines.
She was a member of the South Dakota Education Association and served
on the Curriculum Board, was a member of the National Education Association,
was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Groton, was a deacon and was
a member of the Presbyterian Women, was a member of the Diana Chapter Order
of the Eastern Star and had served as an officer. She was a member of the
Delphian Club and was an original member of the G.S. Bridge Club and Friday
Night Bridge Club both in Groton.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Schinkel of Aberdeen, and Lynn Schinkel
of Des Moines; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.
Marie Sternhagen was the organist. Janis Mathieu and Lee Schinkel sang
a duet at the memorial service.
Sylvia Lorine Schmidt
Sylvia Lorine Schmidt, Seward, Neb., died August 13, 1998, at the age
of 76 years. The funeral was held August 17 at St. John Lutheran Church
Sylvia Lorine Schmidt was born at Lehr, N.D., on March 28, 1922, to
William and Lydia (Nagel) Tarnasky. After graduating from Lehr High School,
she attended Dakota Business College in Fargo. She married Clarence Schmidt
on March 23, 1946 at Groton, and they have two sons. In addition to being
a homemaker, Sylvia was employed for a time at Rolfsmeier Motors in Seward.
She also worked many years at the A.S.C.S. Office in Seward as an administrator
assistant. In more recent years, she was employed at Cengas.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Schmidt, Seward, Neb.; two
sons, Wallace (Susan) Schmidt, Longwood, Fla., and Roger (Nancy) Schmidt,
Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren; one brother, Dr. William (Myrna)
Tarnasky, Coeur dí Alene, Id.; and two sisters, Verna (Herbert) Von Hollen,
Wichita, Kan., and Violet Ova, Huntsville, Ala.
Clarence Schmidt is the brother of Bernice (Harvey Sr.) Fliehs.
John R. Schornack
John R. Schornack, Grass Lake, Mich., and formerly of Aberdeen, died
July 16, 1998. Graveside services were held July 18 at Oak Grove Cemetery,
Manchester, Mich., with the Rev. William Polkowski officiating.
John Schornack was born in Groton on April 12, 1924 to John F. and
Mildred (Reiber) Schornack. He was married to Alice Gemar on September
16, 1950. He retired from the Michigan Livestock Exchange in 1986 after
over 26 years of service as a controller. He was a veteran of the U. S.
Army serving in the Pacific Theater of World War II and a member of the
He is survived by his wife, Alice; three sons, Steven Schornack and
Karen Koek of Ann Arbor, Mich., Reid Schornack and Anita Lamour of South
Lyon, Mich., Neal and Colleen Schornack, Boring, Ore.; three grandchildren,
Jenniffer and Julia Schornack, Boring, and Benjamin Schornack, South Lyon;
one brother, Richard Schornack, Aberdeen; and one sister, Dorothy Sigaty,
Nellie V. Schroeder
Nellie V. Schroeder, 77, Rapid City, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998 at
a Rapid City nursing home.
Her funeral was held July 13, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in
Rapid City with the Rev. Preston Brown officiating. Burial followed in
Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.
She was born the daughter of William Bryan and Roxie May (Briscoe)
Henning on August 14, 1920 in Hecla, where her parents farmed. Nellie attended
elementary and high school at Hecla. She was united in marriage to Jack
Schroeder on November 11, 1937. They farmed and raised livestock in the
Nellie managed the Herther Mercantile store in Hecla during the later
1950ís and later worked for Rapid Chevrolet in Rapid City and the Courtesy
Ford Motor Company in Miami, Fla. She retired in 1979 and moved back to
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Bretsch and Bev Schneider, both
of Rapid City; two sons, Al (Dottie) Schroeder, Rapid City, and Cliff (Sharon)
Schroeder, Hecla; a sister, Wilma Lloyd, Hecla; a step brother, Virgil
Dunsmore, Imperial Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren,
and a special friend, Bill Hartford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two step mothers and four
Her whole world revolved around her family, who lover her fondly and
will miss her dearly.
A memorial has been established
Stanley I. Scott
The funeral service for Stanley I. Scott, 66, of rural Hecla, will
be 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 1998 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Hecla, with
the Rev. Deborah R. Geelsdottir officiating. Burial will be in the Hecla
Cemetery under the direction of the Franzen-Price Funeral Chapel of Hecla.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral
chapel in Hecla, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Friday.
He died Sunday, May 3, at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical Center
Stanley Ivan Scott was born on a farm in Portage Township of Brown
County, south of Hecla, to Alba and Mary (Brady) Scott on March 13, 1932.
He attended Walker County School and graduated from Hecla High School in
1950. He married Carol Ann Dye at Ellendale on June 3, 1961. They made
their home near Hecla where he farmed until his recent retirement. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing and numerous outdoor gardening activities.
He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Hecla, where he had
served on the church council numerous times. He was a member of the Hecla
School Board where he had served since the reorganization in the mid 1970ís.
He served on the board for the South East Multi-District Vocational Center
in Oakes. He was instrumental in organizing the Hecla Jayceeís program
and served as the charter president. He also served and presided over many
other township and local activity boards.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Hecla; a daughter, Debbie Scott,
Sioux Falls; two sons, Alan (Laura) Scott, Britton; Billy Scott, Spring
Park, Minn.; two grandsons, Tye and Damon Scott, Britton; two brothers,
Maurice (Darlene) Scott, Hecla, and Floyd (Lavonne) Scott, Renton, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers will be Don Swearingen, Sioux Falls; Earl Brady, Oakes;
Wally Nelson, Aberdeen; Leroy Bagley, Dean Kutter, Monte Nipp, Merlyn Elsen
and Marvin Cowley, all of Hecla.
Karla Karst will be the soloist and Janet Elsen will be the organist.
Flora A. Sombke
Flora A. Sombke, 93, Elk River and formerly of the Conde-Ferney area,
died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Guardian Angel Care Center in Elk River.
Her funeral was held Wednesday, April 15, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church
in Ferney. The Rev. Lloyd Redhage officiated. Burial was in St. Paulís
Lutheran Cemetery. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton was in charge
Flora Erdmann was born July 10, 1904, to Carl and Hannah (Boldt) Erdmann
at Groton. She grew up on a farm near Groton and attended Hansen Township
rural school. She married Clarence C. Sombke on September 11, 1928, at
Ferney. They lived in the Ferney and Conde areas. He died in March 1989.
She moved to Elk River in 1994 to live with her daughter. She moved to
the Guardian Angel Care Center last year and lived there until her death.
She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church of Ferney and the Lutheran
Womenís Missionary League.
Survivors include three sons, Harlowe (Myrtle) Sombke, St. Leonard,
Md., James (Esperanza) Sombke, Roswell, N.M., and Eugene (Marcia) Sombke,
Indianapolis, Ind.; five daughters, Deloris Sombke, Indianapolis, Janise
(Byrnell) Mahon, Elk River, Norma Thompson, Spicer, Minn., and Beverly
(Larry) Hite and Bette (Ruben) Martin, both of Dallas; one sister, Ramona
Washburn, Selah, Wash.; 23 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers,
two sisters and two grandsons.
Casketbearers were James Sombke Jr., Douglas Hite, Cole Thompson, Marcus
Thompson, Jim Kreuser and Tom Bergeron.
The funeral for Fred Spilloway, 106, of Sioux Falls, and formerly of
Groton, was held Monday at the Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton.
The Rev. William Duncan officiated. Burial was in the Groton Union Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Covington Heights Health Care Center
in Sioux Falls.
Fred Spilloway was born March 14, 1892, in Odessa, Russia, to Helko
and Vera (Chermiskhauk) Spilloway. As a young child, he moved with his
family to Gackle, N.D. As a young man, he homesteaded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,
Canada. While in Canada, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force
from June through December 1918. He then returned to the United States.
He married Martha Moos on September 10, 1925, at Gackle. They made
their home in the Langford and Pierpont area. In 1956, they moved to Groton.
He was a resident of Colonial Manor in Groton, and then the Aberdeen Living
Center for two years. He had lived at Covington Heights since 1995.
Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Olson of Langford, Violet Olson
of Andover, Vera (Norval) Goehring of Hitchcock, and Marge Neumann of Mitchell;
15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, three grandchildren,
four brothers and two sisters.
Casketbearers included Paul Neumann, Scott Neumann, Doug Neumann, Todd
Goehring, Tadd Goehring and Dan Hepper.
Carl O. Strom
The funeral for Carl O. Strom, 90, Groton, was held Wednesday, Feb.
11, at the United Methodist Church in Groton. The Rev. Emil Eberhart officiated.
Burial followed in the Groton Union Cemetery with Paetznick-Garness
Funeral Chapel, Groton, in charge of arrangements.
He died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Colonial Manor in Groton.
Carl Oliver Strom was born September 28, 1907 in Hobart, Ind., to Charles
A. and Hulda (Johnson) Strom. His family farmed in the Gary area until
1910 when they moved to the James Farm northeast of Ferney. Carl attended
Ferney school. Following the death of his father, he helped his mother
and brothers run a dairy farm near Groton. He especially enjoyed working
He married Ethel Matthews on September 29, 1936 in Aberdeen and continued
to farm and raise cattle in the Groton area. Carl was a member of the United
Methodist Church and served on its board. He was East Hanson Township clerk
and also served on the school board.
Carl retired in 1966 and he and Ethel moved to Groton, but he continued
to help his sons on the farm for another 20 years. Due to Ethelís failing
health, they moved back to the farm with Dick and Sandy in 1990. Carl lived
there until he went to Colonial Manor in December 1995 where he remained
until his death.
Carl is survived by three sons of Groton, Luverne (Carol), their children,
Tom, Algeria, Africa, Dwight (Michele), Groton, Crystal (Doug) Sippel,
Groton; Charles (Betty), their children, Charlene (Bruce) Telkamp, Miller,
Cindy (Ron) Bergman, Brookings, Dale, Aberdeen; Richard (Sandy), their
children, Rich (Mary), Sioux Falls, Terri (Brian) Schuring, Groton, Joanna,
Aurora, Colo.; one daughter, Bernyce (Bob) Resset, Faribault, Minn., their
children, John (Sheila) Gibbs, Ramsey, Minn., Pam (Rick) Pflipsen, Anoka,
Minn., Missy Resset, St. Cloud, four stepchildren, Laurie (Jon) Tennessen,
LeeAnn (Dan) Sorheim, Tricia (Peter) Menth, Steve Resset; one niece who
Carl and Ethel raised, Blanche (Alroy) Dockter, Apple Valley, Minn., their
children, Michael and Laurie Moen. Great grandchildren include Ryland,
David and Chance Strom, Ty, Trista and Tara Telkamp, Virginia and Victoria
Bergman, Matthew Strom, Morgan and Alexandra Schuring, Marc Mosser, Taylor
and Justin Pflipsen, Emily and Josh Sorheim, and Loren and Alex Menth.
One great grand nephew, Jared Moen. Two brothers, Glen, Osseo, Minn., and
Donald, Brooklyn Park; three sisters, Alice Weith, Chicago, Lorraine Bartz
and Doris Zoellner, Groton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, his parents and eight
brothers, Elmer, Emanuel, Paul, Ray, Howard, Marvin, Clarence and Lloyd
Casketbearers were Tom Strom, Dwight Strom, Dale Strom, Rich Strom,
John Gibbs and JoAnna Strom.
The funeral for Martie Taylor, 89, of Conde, was held Tuesday, Feb.
10, at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton with the Rev. Emil Eberhart
Burial will be at a later date in the Crandall Cemetery near Conde.
She died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at St. Lukeís Midland Regional Medical
Center in Aberdeen.
Martie Punkett was born April 22, 1908, to Henry and Ada (White) Punkett
at Corvallis, Ore. She grew up in Oregon and attended school at Corvallis.
She married Caryl Taylor on March 6, 1942, in Washington state. They
made their first home at Fort Stevens, Ore., while he was in the service.
After he was discharged, they lived in Astoria, Ore. They retired and moved
to Conde in 1966, where they have lived since.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Conde, the American
Legion Auxiliary in Conde and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in
Survivors include her husband of Conde; three sons, Loyd Taylor, Sioux
Falls, Bill Dixon, Corvallis and Art Dixon, Lebanon, Ore.; five grandchildren,
and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, two brothers
and one sister.
Darwin D. Thompson
Mass of Christian burial for Darwin D. Thompson, 71, of Groton, was
held Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Groton. Monsignor
Marvin McPhee officiated. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen,
under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton.
Darwin D. Thompson was born February 7, 1927 to Chester ďChetĒ and
Florence (Waggoner) Thompson at Groton. He attended grade school at the
Thompson School in rural Groton and attended Groton High School. He was
drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 to serve in World War II. He received
his honorable discharge in 1946.
He married Mary Ann Dohman on February 24, 1950 at Andover. They briefly
lived in Groton before making their home for 47 years on their present
farm. He farmed with his father and brothers, and then with his sons and
He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and served
on the church council. He was also a member of the Groton American Legion
Post No. 39, the Fraternal Order of the Elks and the Moose Lodge of Aberdeen,
the Putney school board, the Groton school board during the reorganization
of the school districts, and was past president of the Putney elevator.
He enjoyed woodworking, travelling with his wife and farming with his
sons and grandsons.
Survivors include his wife of Groton; two sons, Terry (Judy) Thompson
of Groton, and Lon (Jewel) Thompson of McMinnville, Ore.; one daughter,
Beth Thompson of St. Cloud, Minn.; three sisters, Audrey Thurston of Groton,
Shirley Sueltz of Watertown, and Sondra Peckham of Buckley, Wash.; five
grandchildren, Jennifer (Bob) Lessinger, Grand Forks, Jackie Thompson,
Groton, Mark Thompson, Groton, Joshua Thompson and Lynnsey Thompson, both
of McMinnville, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ivan Thompson.
Casketbearers were grandsons: Mark Thompson and Joshua Thompson; and
nephews: David Dohman, Duane Dohman, David Reinhardt and James Marx.
The organist was Matt Hinds and the ushers were Gene Abeln, Leo Kersting,
Steve Simon and Larry Schelle.
Memorial may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church building
fund, 107 E. Seventh Ave., Groton, S.D. 57445.
Robert (Bob) Traphagen
Robert (Bob) Traphagen, 84, Aberdeen, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997 at
the Aberdeen Living Center in Aberdeen. His funeral was held January 14
at the First Baptist Church in Aberdeen with the Rev. Harold E. Salem officiating.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Schriverís Memorial
Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Traphagen was born September 24, 1912 at Creswell, Ore., to
George and Helen (Thayer) Traphagen. At the age of four, he moved with
his family to the Britton area where he was raised. He married Mildred
Denson June 2, 1941 at Britton. The moved to the Claremont area and Robert
started working for the Burlington Northern Railroad. They later moved
to Ellendale, and in 1963 they moved to Aberdeen. He continued working
for the railroad as a Track Laborer until he ritired in 1977 and has continued
to make Aberdeen his home since that time.
He was a member of Moose Lodge, the Railroad Veterans Association,
Brotherhood of Maintaince of Way and First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, Aberdeen; one son, Joel R. Traphagen,
Aberdeen; two daughters, Bethany Traphagen, Aberdeen, and Roberta (Maurice)
Bates, Asheville, N.C.; one brother, Kenneth Traphagen, Aberdeen; two sisters,
Dorothy McLaughlin, Britton, and Ruth Gleeson, San Jose, Calif.; n9ne grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers were Brett Traphagen, Sioux Falls, Dick Sorenson, Groton,
Rob Wanous, Groton, Charles Skatvold, Aberdeen, Ray Nold, Aberdeen and
Leo Weig, Aberdeen.
Daina Larson was the organist and special music was by Sandra Taskerud
and the congregation. Lloyd Milbrandt was the usher.
Roy Watkins, 86, Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Claremont, died Thursday,
June 18, 1998.
A graveside memorial service was held June 23. Burial was in Oakridge
Memorial Cemetery in Springfield, Ill. Family Funeral Care of Memphis was
in charge of arrangements.
Roy Watkins was born February 15, 1912 to Reuben and Carrie Watkins
in Claremont. He was raised in Claremont and graduated from the University
of Iowa at Iowa City with a doctorate degree in languages. He was a professor
of languages at Memphis University for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and
Ella Minnie Weihrauch
The funeral for Ella Minnie Weihrauch, 86, of Groton was held at St.
Johnís Lutheran Church in Groton on Friday, May 8, 1998. with the Rev.
Craig Grams officiating. Burial followed at St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery,
Columbia, with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
She died May 5, 1998, at Colonial Manor in Groton.
Ella Minnie Krege was born June 24, 1911, to Gustav and Amelia (Podoll)
Krege at Columbia. She attended rural elementary school. She graduated
from Columbia High School in 1929. She attended Northern Normal and Industrial
School and taught at a rural school north of Columbia from 1930 to 1933.
She married Albert W. Weihrauch on June 12, 1933 in Colombia. They made
their home on a farm near Columbia. When he retired, they moved to Groton
in 1967. While living in Groton, she worked for many years in the school
lunch program. She has been a resident of Colonial Manor in Groton since
She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Groton, the Lutheran
Womenís Missionary League and the Good Cheer Circle. She was a volunteer
at Colonial Manor for many years and was a member of the Senior Citizens
She loved to play cards.
Survivors include four daughters, Beverly (Erwin) Fossum of Fargo,
Carol (Dallas) Sombke, Groton, Norma (Donald) Dennert, Columbia and Joan
(James) Raap, York, Neb.; one sister, Esther Christianson, Aberdeen; nine
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, four
grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.
Active casketbearers were Doug Sombke, Dean Sombke, Richard Milbrandt,
Gregory Milbrandt, Jesse Raap and Glenn Ringgenberg.
Honorary casketbearers were granddaughters Carol Gardner, Sharolyn
Jondahl, Cathy Gjevre and Marcy Milbrandt.
Alvera Neuman was the organist and Cherry Luitjens was the soloist.
Harold W. Weismantel
Harold W. Weismantel, 85, Aberdeen, died October 2, 1998 at Bethesda
Home of Aberdeen. His funeral was held October 5 at St. Johnís Lutheran
Church, Columbia with the Rev. Galen Friedrichs officiating. Burial followed
at Bath Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Miller-Huebl Funeral Home.
Harold William Weismantel was born March 4, 1913 to William and Elnora
(Dennert) Weismantel at Garland Township, Columbia, S.D. After the death
of his mother he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Fon du Lac,
Wis., until he was nine years old. He then came back to the family farm.
He attended Podoll School in Shelby Township. After school he farmed on
the family farm. He was married to Alice Kipp on March 14, 1934 at Columbia.
They lived in the Columbia area until 1958 when they moved to Ipswich.
They lived there until 1960 when they moved to the Bath area. He owned
and operated Farm Power Manufacturing Company and farmed. Alice died on
September 25, 1974. He was married to Shirley J. Jones-Stuart on January
20, 1975 at Bath. They made their home in the Bath area. They wintered
in Texas for 22 years. He continued to operate Farm Power until 1977 when
he retired. They continued to make their home near Bath and he kept active
farming until the time of his death.
He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Columbia, Aberdeen
Elkís Lodge #1046, and a past member of the Moose Lodge and various farm
He is survived by his wife of Aberdeen, four sons: Robert Weismantel
of Huntington Beach, Calif., LeRoy (Shirley) Weismantel of Bath, Dean (Judy)
Weismantel of Aberdeen, and Don (Eunice) Weismantel of Bath; one step-son,
Malcolm Stuart of Bath; one brother, Martin Weismantel of Columbia; eight
sisters, Elnora Haas of Artesia, Calif., Loraine Krogman of Aberdeen, Wilma
Buntrock of Aberdeen, Doris Cotton of Richmond, Ky., Ethel Bakken of Aberdeen,
Evelyn Holdhusen of Aberdeen, Fern Preston of Aberdeen, and Arlene Spencer
of Lewiston, Id.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and five great
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one son, two
grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.
Casketbearers were Mike Kampa, Tom Gohn, Steven Weismantel, Doug Schmitt,
David Rice, Tim Severson and Allan Severson.
Jude Borgesen was the organist and Matt Harmel was the soloist.
John ĎJackí W. Widstrom
The funeral for John ďJackĒ W. Widstrom, 89, Hecla, was held February
7 in the Peace Lutheran Church, near Hecla. The Rev. Galen Friedrichs officiated.
Burial was in the Hecla Cemetery with Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, Aberdeen,
in charge of arrangements.
He died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services in Aberdeen.
John W. Widstrom was born July 2, 1908, to Nicholas and Margaret (Abels)
Widstrom in Leigh, Neb. This is the area where he received his education.
Following his education, he moved to the Liberty Township area, where he
was employed on a threshing crew.
He married Tena Frohling on October 25, 1928, in the Peach Lutheran
Church near Hecla. They homesteaded in the Liberty Township area until
1968, when they moved into Hecla. They lived in Hecla until 1993, when
they moved into the Americana Healthcare Center (now ManorCare Health Services)
He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church near Hecla, where he served
on various boards and also served on the North Brown County Soil Conservation
Board and the Liberty Township Board.
He enjoyed playing pool, baseball and bowling.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two sons, Donald (Delores)
Widstrom, Hecla, and Neil (Virginia) Widstrom, Tifton, Ga.; three daughters,
Shirley (James) Richardson, Seymour, Wis., Janice (Samuel) Tschritter,
Charlotte, N.C., and Dorothy Lower, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 15 grandchildren;
and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one grandson.
Casketbearers were grandsons: Jess Widstrom, Jay Widstrom, Jeffrey
Widstrom, Gerald Widstrom, Randall Richardson and Roland Richardson.
The funeral for Evelyn Winson, 85, Bristol, was held Monday, Feb. 23,
at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol. The Rev. Terrill Sorensen and the
Rev. Sara Sorensen will officiate.
Burial was in the Bergen Cemetery, north of Bristol, under the direction
of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton.
She died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol.
Evelyn Viola Brown was born August 30, 1912, to Hans and Marie (Eliason)
Brown on a farm north of Webster. The family later moved near Roslyn where
she attended school. The family then moved south of Bristol and she continued
her schooling in Bristol.
She married Walter Winson on August 11, 1930, at Webster. They made
their first home on a farm east of Pierpont. In 1944, they moved north
of Bristol to a farm in Lynn Township, where they resided for 51 years.
His health had deteriorated and he moved into Sun Dial Manor in May 1995.
He died in September 1995. She moved into the Johnson Center of Sun Dial
Manor in June 1995 and resided there until one week before her death.
She was a member of the Bergen Church, Ladiesí Aid and Charity Circle.
She also taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed baking, canning and liked watching the wildlife that came
into their yard.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeannine (Donald) Zimmerman, Arvada,
Colo; one sister, Ethel Ziegenhagen, Bristol; one grandson, Mark Zimmerman,
Westminster, Colo.; one granddaughter Gayle (Sam) Pope, two great-grandchildren,
Sammy and Meghan Pope, all of Hamburg, Ark.; one brother-in-law, Bill Winson,
Pierpont; one sister-in-law, Eleanor De Sart, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant son,
one sister and two brothers.
Casketbearers were Daniel Lone, Garry Lone, Thomas Lone, James Swanson,
Roland Larson and Keith Hupke.
Arne Adolph Wuolu
The funeral for Arne Adolph Wuolu, Oakes, N.D., was held October 7,
1998 at Dahlstrom Funeral Home Chapel in Oakes. Jerome Swanson officiated.
Burial followed at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
Arne Adolph Wuolu, son of Charles and Elsa (Raisanen) Wuolu was born
on December 19, 1914 in Hecla, where he grew up and attended school. He
was baptized and confirmed in the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Frederick.
After his schooling, Arne farmed in Lowell Township, near Ludden, N.D.,
and also cared for his mother until the time of her death in 1968. After
he retired from farming in 1978, Arne lived on the farm and in 1990 he
moved into Oakes. He became a resident at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center
Arne died on October 2, 1998 at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center. He
was 83 years old.
He is survived by three brothers, William Wuolu, Banning, Calif., Robert
Lee, Bay Point, Calif., and Roy Lee, Oceanside, Calif; two sisters, Evelyn
Burns, Saint Maries, Id., and Mary Baker, San Lorenzo, Calif; nine nephews
and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Robet Wuolu, Bill Wuolu, David Wuolu,
Linda Wuolu, Charles Wuolu, David Finley, Cliff díAutremont and Chris díAutremont.
Janet Maunu presented the special music for the service.
Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Lawrence (Larry) Zacher
Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence (Larry) Zacher, 72, of Aberdeen,
was held Monday, September 28, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen,
with the Rev. John Lantsberger officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial
Gardens with Schriverís Memorial Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Military
rites were by the Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post #24 of Aberdeen.
He died Thursday, September 24, 1998 at Avera St. Lukeís Hospital.
Lawrence (Larry) Zacher was born August 29, 1926 to John and Marianna
(Nold) Zacher in Strasburg, N.D. He grew up on the family farm and attended
rural school. Lawrence entered the United States Army December 12, 1944
and received his Honorable Discharge on January 8, 1947. He married Katie
Hoon on August 29, 1949 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Grassner, N.D.
They farmed until 1956, when they moved to Aberdeen. He was employed with
Safeguard Industries from 1957 to 1988.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, lifetime member of
Machinists Lodge #862, American Legion Post #24, Eagles Lodge #632, Moose
Lodge #590 and Hub City Credit Union.
He is survived by his wife, Katie, of Aberdeen; sour daughters, Marlene
(Marvin) Bitz of Aberdeen, Perry Ann (Chuck) Kessler of Wetonka, Christina
(Leonard) Severson of Aberdeen, and Frances (Kim) Ness of Frederick; one
son, Arnold (Susan) Zacher of Scotland; fourteen grandchildren and one
great grandson; three sisters, Eleanor Holzer, Bismarck, Virginia Feist,
Strasburg, Agnes Buechler, Bismarck, and four brothers, Aloysius Zacher,
Strasburg, Peter Zacher, Strasburg, George Zacher, Bismarck, and Valentine
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one son.
Pallbearers were John Goldade, Dennis Zacher, Albert Hoon, Robert Zacher,
Jim Hoon, Daniel Hoon, David Hoon and Ken Reinbold.
Carole Zoellner, 67, Groton, died May 31, 1998 at her farm home rural
Groton. The funeral will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Groton,
on 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, with the Rev. Gerald Rife officiating.
Burial will be in Groton Union Cemetery.
Carole Mae Swanson was born May 20, 1931 at the Britton hospital to
Arthur O. and Mabel (Slettengreen) Swanson. She grew up at Langford, attending
school in Langford and graduated a valediction from Langford High School
in 1948. She attended Presentation College where she received her Registered
Nurses Degree. She worked at St. Lukeís Hospital and also at the Ipswich
Hospital. She married Robert O. Zoellner on March 4, 1951 at Langford.
They made their home on a farm near Groton. Carole was active in the farm
operation raising cattle and grain. Her husband died in October of 1993.
She continued to manage the farm until her recent illness.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Groton, the Presbyterian
Women, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Henry Benefit. She assisted
with 4-H and volunteered at the Brown County Fair. She enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur Zoellner, Aberdeen, and Arnold
Zoellner, Groton; two daughters, Karen Zoellner, Aberdeen, and Roberta
(Kyle) Starkey, Bloomington, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, her parents
and one brother.
The casketbearers will be Delbert Leonhardt, Jack McKiver, Ed Phillips,
Charles Robinson, Steve Swanson and Gene Zoellner.
Marie Sternhagen will be the organist.