|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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
He died of natural causes Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Bowdle Nursing
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
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
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