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Timothy Lawrence Barton
Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. -- The funeral for Timothy Lawrence Barton, 35, of Port Jefferson Station and formerly of Ellendale, N.D., will be at 2 p.m. today in the Presbyterian United Methodist Church, Ellendale. The Rev. Steven Tvedt will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen with Hoven Funeral Chapel in Ellendale in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral chapel and for one hour prior to the service today at the church.
He died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Terryville, N.Y.
Timothy Lawrence Barton was born Aug. 4, 1964, to Lawrence and Margaret (Moore) Barton in Bakersfield, Calif. He grew up in California City, Calif., and in Ellendale. As a young boy, he enjoyed motorcross dirt biking. In 1982, he began his employment with Nicor Drilling in Williston, N.D., working on oil rigs. His adult years were spent in California, where he attended Long Beach City College. He owned his own company named Pacific Consulting Services. From 1989 to 1999, he was employed as a sales manager at StorminÕs Inc. in Ozark, Alabama. In November 1999, he advanced his career and moved to Long Island, N.Y., where he was employed with Ramp Truck Sales. He lived on Long Island until the time of his death.
He enjoyed cooking, entertaining, boating, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his parents of Ellendale; one sister, Cynthia "Cindy" Hinds of Newburg, Ind.; and special friend, Toni Iodaci of Lodi, N.J.
He was preceded in death by two brothers in infancy, his paternal grandparents, his paternal stepgrandfather and his maternal grandparents.
Casketbearers will be Jason Moore, Kyle Moore, Daniel Barton, Perry DeWald, James Retzlaff and Daryl LeMatta.

Jeanette Nelson
Sisseton -- The funeral for Jeanette Nelson, 76, of Sisseton will be at 2 p.m. today in the Saron Lutheran Church near Grenville. The Rev. Lynn Wilson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Zoar Lutheran Cemetery near Grenville with Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service today at the church.
She died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Avera St. LukeÕs Hospital in Aberdeen.
Jeanette Hovland was born Aug. 28, 1923, to John T. and Inga (Hyllseth) Hovland on a farm in One Road Township. She grew up and attended country school through the eighth grade at One Road No. 3.
She married Eugene Nelson on June 21, 1942, in One Road Township.
She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church and was active in church activities until the church closed. She and her husband later joined Saron Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was president of WomenÕs Missionary Federation.
She enjoyed canning, gardening and flowers.
Survivors include her husband of Sisseton; one daughter, Joanne (Donovan) Jensen of Eden; three sisters, Julia Hills and Sophie Lohre, both of Sisseton, and Ardyce Elmquist of Watertown; one brother, Melvin Hovland of Sisseton; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two sisters and one brother.
Casketbearers will be Dean Jensen, Wayne Jensen, David Jensen, Sherri Jensen, David Hovland and Stanley Lohre.

Bob Olander
Solana Beach, Calif. -- Bob Olander, 77, of Solana Beach and formerly of Aberdeen, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, in Encinitas, Calif.
His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Bob Olander was born July 2, 1922, to Helen and Adolph Olander in Aberdeen. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He was employed at various electronics and ordnance firms as general manager and president before retiring.
Survivors include his wife of Solana Beach; four sons, Craig Olander of Terrilingua, Texas, Richard Olander of Tacoma, Wash., Robert Olander Jr. of Granada Hills, Calif., and William Charles Olander of Seattle; and one sister, Jane Green of Kirksville, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lyle R. Osterman
Rapid City -- Lyle R. Osterman, 77, of Rapid City and formerly of Aberdeen and Webster, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Services were May 30 in the First Presbyterian Church, Rapid City. The Rev. David Miller officiated.
Burial was in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with military honors by Rushmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1273. Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City was in charge of arrangements.
Lyle R. Osterman was born April 14, 1923, to Peter and Dena (Ludvigson) Osterman in Webster. He attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from high school there. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in England and the European Theater. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.
On Feb. 23, 1946, he married Eleanor Letherer in Aberdeen. They moved to Rapid City in 1952. He worked for several trucking firms in Rapid City, including Buckingham Transportation, Neff Trucking, Milwaukee Railroad and Barber Transportation.
He was a life member of Rapid City Elks Lodge No. 1187, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
He loved hunting, bowling and dancing.
Survivors include his wife of Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Corbin Scott Roper
Waubay -- Private family services will be held for Corbin Scott Roper, son of William and Katrina Roper of Waubay.
He was stillborn Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Fiksdal Funeral Service of Webster is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents of Waubay; two sisters, Tierra Roper and Billie Roper, both at home; his grandparents, Shirley Roper of Chico, Calif., and Jack and Katherine Kempter, all of Waubay; and his great-grandparents, Barbara Kempter and Patricia Barrett, both of Waubay.

Marie Braun
Tappen, N.D. -- Marie Braun, 70, of Tappen died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Medcenter One in Bismarck, N.D., following a lengthy illness.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Napoleon, N.D. The Rev. Thomas Krupich and the Rev. Gerard Braun will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Napoleon in charge of arrangements.
There will be a rosary service at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, all at the funeral home.
Marie Keifer was born Feb. 16, 1930, to John and Teresa (Oches) Keifer at Hague, N.D. She received her education in rural Emmons County, N.D., schools and continued to live on the family farm near Strasburg, N.D. 
She married Edmond Braun on July 4, 1949, at St. Aloyius Catholic Church at rural Strasburg. Following their marriage they moved to Bismarck for three years. They purchased a farm home south of Tappen, where they have lived and farmed for the past 41 years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Tappen and the church altar society.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband of Tappen; four sons, Ron (Phyllis) Braun of Rawlins, Wyo., Don (Lori) Braun of Tappen, Bob (Marilyn) Braun of Kulm, N.D., and Francis (JoEll) Braun of Thornton, Colo.; one daughter, Kathleen (Gary) Doll of Devils Lake, N.D.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother and two brothers.
Casketbearers will be Tom Keifer, Reggie Braun, Gary Keifer, Eric Braun, Bobby Braun and Arlo Schiele.

Tom Goetz
Onaka -- Mass of Christian burial for Tom Goetz, 86, of Onaka will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Onaka. The Rev. Terry Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hein Funeral Home of Ipswich in charge of arrangements.
There will be a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the wake service Sunday and for one hour prior to the Mass Monday, all at the church in Onaka.
He died Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Holy Infant Hospital in Hoven.
Tom Goetz was born Dec. 6, 1913, to Valentine and Margaret (Harback) Goetz at Onaka. He attended rural school there.
He married Ann Heizler on Oct. 16, 1935, at St. Thomas Church in Roscoe. They lived on a farm near Onaka until moving into Onaka in 1968. He had been a resident of the Beverly Healthcare Center in Ipswich before moving back to his home. For the past several months he had been a resident of the Holy Infant Hospital in Hoven.
He was the mayor of Onaka for a number of years, and had also served on a rural school board.
He enjoyed traveling and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Onaka; one son, Vern (LuAnn) Goetz of Onaka; one daughter, Deloris (Steve) Fuhrmann of Rapid City; two sisters, Rose Ryman of Aberdeen, and Ann Barto of Escondido, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, one granddaughter, six brothers and two sisters.
Casketbearers will be Jayme Fuhrmann, Mike Fuhrmann and Craig Fuhrmann, all of Rapid City; Jerry Otto of Eagan, Minn.; Terry Schlatter of Glen Ullin, N.D.; and Richard Bisbee of Cresbard.

Milo J. Hoffman
Aberdeen -- The memorial service for Milo J. Hoffman, 66, of 120 1/2 Elizabeth Drive will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 W. Melgaard Road. The Rev. Guy Stone will officiate.
Burial of his cremains will be in Riverside Memorial Park with Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., in charge of arrangements.
He died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his home.
Milo J. Hoffman was born May 26, 1934, to Julius and Mary (Retzer) Hoffman five miles west of Long Lake in McPherson County. He attended country schools and was raised in the Long Lake area. He worked on the family farm until moving to Aberdeen in 1967. He worked as a custodian at various places in Aberdeen and was the custodian at Plymouth Congregational Church for more than 10 years.
He enjoyed fishing and being with his friends.
Survivors include one brother, Walter Hoffman of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

James Huber
Ashley, N.D. -- The funeral for James Huber, 64, of Ashley will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Salem Reformed Church in Ashley. The Rev. Herman Van Stedum will officiate.
Burial will be in the Reformed Section of the Ashley City Cemetery with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died of natural causes Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the Ashley Medical Center.
James Huber was born Nov. 27, 1935, to Henry and Magdalena (Wahl) Huber at Ashley. He grew up 3Ê1/2 miles northwest of Ashley and attended grade school in McIntosh County, N.D. He graduated from Ashley High School in 1954. He attended Jamestown (N.D.) College for one year, then attended North Dakota State College (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D., graduating in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. He then returned home to farm with his father until 1964. He served in the National Guard from 1959 to 1965. 
He married Darlene Krein on June 27, 1964, at St. John's Congregational Church in Wishek, N.D. In 1964 his father retired from farming and they took over the operation. They raised small grains and cattle until he retired in 1999.
He was a lifelong member of the Salem Reformed Church, and was an elder and Sunday school teacher at the time of his death. He was also a past church deacon, treasurer and secretary. He was a longtime member of the Ashley Lions Club and had served as president and zone chairman. He was a board member of the Ashley Medical Center Hospital, served as a director on the North Dakota Crop Improvement Association and was a member of the District 30 Democratic Non-partisan League. He also served on the Ashley City Council for many years and was a member and director of the local, county and state Farmers Union.
He enjoyed singing and especially farming. He also enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the local restaurant, and was becoming accomplished on his computer. He had many interests and voiced his opinions and took a stand on controversial issues.
Survivors include his wife of Ashley; one son, Joseph Huber of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Michelle (Tracy) Gruggett of Escondido, Calif.; two brothers, Helmuth Huber of Fargo, and Eugene Huber of Moorhead, Minn.; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister in infancy.
Casketbearers will be Doug Huber and Curt Christopherson, both of Fargo; Jeff Huber of Overland Park, Kan.; Elder Ron Meidinger and Charles Dockter, both of Ashley; and Jan Sorensen of Rogers, Minn.
The family prefers memorials be made to the Ashley Medical Center, 612 Center Ave. N., Ashley, N.D. 58413.

Helen Poseley
Bison -- Helen Poseley, 98, of Bison died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the Hillcrest Care Center in Hettinger, N.D.
Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. The Rev. Jack Hill will officiate. Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Hanson was born May 17, 1902, to Henry H. and Jennie C. (Nelson) Hanson at Hayward, Iowa. She attended the first three grades of school in Fairview, S.D., just across the Big Sioux River from Hayward. She moved with her mother and siblings to a claim north of Bison in 1911. She continued her education in a rural school near Bison and graduated from Bison High School. She attended teacher's college in Helena, Mont., and taught school in the East River area.
She married Frank L. Poseley in April 1924 at Buffalo. He worked as a sheep rancher and they moved to wherever jobs were available. She cooked at the Bison school cafeteria and was known as "Ma" to many of the students. He died in May 1960. She moved to the HUD Apartments in Bison and then to the Hillcrest Care Center in Hettinger in July 1994.
She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Bison, the American Legion Auxiliary, a local homemakers club and a historical society. 
She enjoyed playing cards and bowling.
Survivors include three sons, William Poseley and Jerry Poseley, both of Bison, and Ronald Poseley of Moorcroft, Wyo.; three daughters, Frankie Almen and Jessie Kolb, both of Bison, and Patricia Hamilton of Whitewood; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and eight brothers and sisters.

Alice Kulesa
Webster -- Mass of Christian burial for Alice Kulesa, 80, of Webster will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster. The Rev. John Garvey will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Grenville with Mohs Funeral Home of Webster in charge of arrangements.
There will be a liturgical wake service at 7:30 tonight at the church, followed by a Catholic Daughters rosary.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will also be visitation from 6:30 tonight to the time of the Mass Saturday at the church.
She died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Alice Skiba was born Oct. 13, 1919, to Michael and Catherine (Bociek) Skiba, at Pawtucket, R.I. She moved to South Dakota when she was 7 years old and lived on a farm homesteaded originally by Pete Skiba. 
She married Edward Kulesa on June 2, 1936, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grenville. She lived on the same farm until the fall of 1990, when she moved into Webster. He died in July 1984.
She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the church altar society and the Catholic Daughters of America, where she was named Catholic Daughter of the Year. She belonged to the Research Group, volunteered in the nursing home and was a member of the Golden Age. She was known as a servant in many capacities to many people.
Survivors include five daughters, Louise Grajczyk and Diane (Noel) Johnson, both of Aberdeen, Yvonne (Larry) Roth of Ham Lake, Minn., Marilyn (Roger) Madison of Elma, Wash., and Tina (Loren) Becht of Streamwood, Ill.; three sons, Edward (Denise) Kulesa of Andover, Minn., Terry (Lori) Kulesa of Grenville and Michael Kulesa of Foreston, Minn.; 24 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one great-grandchild.
Casketbearers will be Doug Grajczyk, Greg Grajczyk, Tim Johnson, Tom Johnson, Adam Kulesa and Duane Snaza.

Gerald R. Snyder
Groton -- The Mass of Christian burial for Gerald R. Snyder, 72, of Groton will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Groton. The Rev. David Janes will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery at Conde with Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton in charge of arrangements.
There will be a wake service at 7 tonight at the funeral chapel.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and for one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church.
He died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Vencore Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Gerald R. Snyder was born Jan. 17, 1928, to Ralph and Madelin (Pritchard) Snyder at Hurley. He moved with his family to Groton, Leola, Claremont and Conde. He graduated from Claremont High School in 1946. He then attended South Dakota State in Brookings in 1946 and 1947. He returned to the farm and raised registered black Angus cattle near Conde. He entered the U.S. Army in February 1951 and received a medical discharge in May 1951. He returned to the farm after his service. 
He married Alys Cleveland on Aug. 30, 1951, at St. John's Catholic Church in Conde. He semi-retired in 1995, and they moved to Groton.
He belonged to many boards and organizations, including the Benton Township and Conde school boards; Benton Township board; the township Agriculture Service Center; Farmers Elevator; the Spink County ASC committee; American Angus Association; the John Deere Two-Cylinder Club; the Farm Bureau board of directors; the American Legion; the Olive Grove Golf Association; St. John's Catholic Cemetery Association; St. John's Catholic Church and choir; and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and choir. He was a 4-H leader and an emergency medical technician. 
He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards and golf, raising cattle, gardening and helping others.
Survivors include his wife of Groton; and three brothers, Dr. Robert Snyder of Groton, Donald Snyder of Hot Springs and Dr. George Snyder of Oronoco, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter in infancy.
Casketbearers will be Paul Snyder, R. Michael Snyder, Robert Snyder, Douglas Snyder, Gregory Cleveland and Jonathan Cleveland.

Yvonne "Vonnie" Denice Rick
Fort Pierre -- The funeral for Yvonne "Vonnie" Denice Rick, 48, of Fort Pierre and formerly of Webster, Conde and Bradley, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bradley. The Rev. Terry Knudson will officiate.
Burial will be in Prairie Hill Cemetery in Bradley with Furness Funeral Home in Clark in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, and prior to the services Thursday at the church.
She died Sunday, June 4, 2000, after a brief illness due to cancer at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.
Yvonne Rick was born Feb. 13, 1952, to Maurice and Ardys (Christensen) Rick in Webster. She attended 12 grades at Bradley, graduating in 1970. She then attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in education. She first taught at Conde for 14 years. She then taught in Pierre for the past 12 years at the Buchanan School. She taught children with learning disabilities and special education as well as remedial reading and mathematics.
She enjoyed children and reading and acquired a large library over the years. She also enjoyed camping, collecting stamps and antiques.
Survivors include her parents of Bradley; and one sister, Valerie Foster of Fort Pierre.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Casketbearers will be Alan Yexley, Darrell Hartman, Donald Olson, Fred VanGilder, Richard Harrington and Donald Merkel.

Inez (Buntrock) Wittkopp
Portland, Ore. -- Inez (Buntrock) Wittkopp, 80, of Portland and formerly of Columbia, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home. 
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hustad Funeral Home in Portland. The Rev. Myles will officiate. 
Burial will be in Portland.
Inez Buntrock was born April 8, 1920, to Albert and Bertha (Kluck) Buntrock at Columbia, where she grew up and attended school. 
She married Marlin "Mike" Wittkopp on July 22, 1960. They had lived in Portland for many years. 
She enjoyed sewing, playing pool and making dill pickles. 
Survivors include her husband of Portland; three daughters, Marsha Tyrrell of Portland, JoAnn (Terry) Hawthorne of Vancouver, Wash., and Diane (Donald) Hagen of Modesto, Calif.; five sisters, Dorothy Becker of Denver, Alma VanDover of Richardson, Texas, Bernice Kessler of Denver, Eleanor Heath of Lompoc, Calif., and Della Kenfield of Valley Springs, Calif.; three brothers, E. Paul Buntrock of Mitchell, Robert Buntrock and Eldon Buntrock, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, one daughter and one son.

Katherine Keszler
Mobridge -- Katherine Keszler, 100, of Mobridge died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Beverly Healthcare Center, Mobridge.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Gary Street will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge under the direction of Larson's Funeral Home, Mobridge.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Katherine Siewert was born Oct. 22, 1899, to William and Christina (Aldinger) Siewart in Kulm, N.D. She moved with her parents to a farm near Bowdle, where she grew up and attended school. They later moved to Akaska. 
She married Jacob J. Keszler on Oct. 16, 1919, at Zion Lutheran Church in Akaska. They continued to live on the family farm. In 1935, they moved to Bowdle, where they operated the Keszler Oil Company. In 1947, they moved to Aberdeen, where she worked in the meat department of the SuperValu store. In July 1956, they moved to Mobridge and she went to work in the meat department of the National Tea store until it closed. She then worked at Piggly-Wiggly until her retirement in 1974.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking and music. She was an organist at the Grace Congregational Church in Mobridge for more than 25 years. Her career began at the pump organ of Zion Lutheran Church and also at the Congregational Church in Akaska. She was known for her love of God. She began playing in Mobridge at the Grace Congregational Church in 1962. She was active in the church aid and Ladies Aid. She was the only honorary deaconess of the church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five sisters and two brothers.
Casketbearers will be her nephews, Duane Siewert, Manley Siewert, Aaron Siewert, Quentin Sulzle, Merlin Sulzle and Alvin Weishaar; and her nieces, Sharon Sulzle and Sarah Sulzle.

Marian Hall Sogn
Brookings -- Marian Hall Sogn, 77, of Brookings died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Brookings Hospital.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Brookings. The Rev. John Moe and the Rev. Scott Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Brookings with Rude's Funeral Home of Brookings in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Marian Hall was born Oct. 27, 1922, to Morell and Helen (Mall) Hall at Brookings. She attended Brookings High School and South Dakota State College in Brookings.
She married Art Sogn, formerly of Groton, on Feb. 16, 1943, in Brookings.
Survivors include her husband of Brookings; one daughter, Susan (Larry) Engeltjes of Sioux Falls; two sons, David Sogn of Brookings and Donn (Christine) Sogn of Kirkland, Wash., seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Harlan "Blackie" Krause
Java -- The funeral for Harlan "Blackie" Krause, 63, of Java will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Java. The Rev. Grace Torrance will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Bowdle, and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church in Java.
He died of natural causes Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Bowdle Nursing Home.
Harlan Krause was born Oct. 11, 1936, to Israel C. and Lydia (Schilling) Krause at Mobridge. He was raised on the family farm six miles north of Java and attended Sunshine Country School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Java High School in 1955. Following his education, he farmed with his father and brother.
He married Ramona Buechler on Aug. 3, 1958, at Bowdle. They settled on a farm 1/4 mile east of his parents' farm. He also worked part time at the Java Equity Exchange as long as his health permitted. He had resided at the Bowdle Nursing Home since March.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and served on the church finance committee. He was also a member of the Java Community Club, playing Santa Claus for many years, the Java Public School Board, Java Community Cafe Board, Java Centennial Committee and the board overseeing the Java Apartments. 
He enjoyed playing cards, was an airplane enthusiast and a sports fan.
Survivors include his wife of Java; one son, James Krause of Madison; three daughters, Marsha R. (Dana) Enderson and Marlys M. (Ed) Sasse, both of Watertown, and Sheila K. Krause of Aberdeen; one brother, Harry Krause of Java; one sister, Stella Buechler of Bowdle; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
Casketbearers will be Steve Biel, Cliff Bieber, Terry Hofer, Russell Bender and Earl Frank, all of Java; and Wilbur Krause of Alpena.

Ferol M. Holt
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Ferol M. Holt, 85, of Prairie Crossings, 1522 W. Meadowbrook Court, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Cresbard. The Rev. Avon Raczkowski will officiate. 
Burial will be in the Cresbard City Cemetery with Hein Funeral Home of Ipswich in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ipswich, and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church in Cresbard.
She died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her home.
Ferol M. Batteen was born July 30, 1914, to Chester and Almeda (Green) Batteen at Chelsea. She attended grade school there and graduated from Cresbard High School. 
She married Alfred O'Neill on July 14, 1934. They farmed southeast of Ipswich until moving into Ipswich in 1959. He died in 1975.
She married Howard Holt in 1978. They lived in Cresbard after their marriage. He died in 1990. She then lived in Ipswich for a time before moving to the Prairie Crossings Apartments in Aberdeen.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and visiting.
Survivors include four daughters, Marjorie Walker of Aberdeen, Peggy A. Penfield of Ipswich, Karen M. (Delbert) Gunther of Frederick, and Sharon K. (Ken) Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Duane (Donna) O'Neill of Madison, Miss.; three stepdaughters, Jean (Chuck) Johnson of San Diego, and Donna (Dave) McGough and Yvonne (Lyle) Melius, both of Cresbard; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, one daughter, two sisters, one grandson and one stepson.
Casketbearers will be her grandsons: Wayne Walker, Dave Penfield, Curt Penfield, Loel Penfield, Jay Gunther, Tom Gunther, Craig Poling and Steve O'Neill.


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