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Philomena Zakrzewski
Webster -- Mass of Christian burial for Philomena Zakrzewski, 86, of Webster will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grenville. The Rev. Paul Pathiyamoola will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Grenville under the direction of Mohs Funeral Home of Webster.
There will be a prayer service at 7:30 tonight at the church in Grenville.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home in Webster and will resume at 6 p.m. Friday at the church in Grenville.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Webster.
Philomena Wika was born Sept. 24, 1913, to Peter and Valeria (Kwasniewski) Wika in Day County. 
She married Theodore S. Zakrzewski on Sept. 21, 1937, at Grenville. She worked as a cook at the Grenville School and numerous other cooking jobs in the area. He died April 23, 1989. She continued to live in Grenville until 1995, when she moved into Webster. In 1997, she moved into the Bethesda Nursing Home in Webster, where she had resided until the time of her death.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and doing crafts.
Survivors include five sons, Arnold (Rose) Zakrzewski of Roslyn, Robert (Rita) Zakrzewski of Webster, Theodore (Sally) Zakrzewski of Thornton, Colo., Damian (Joanne) Zakrzewski of North St. Paul, Minn., and James (Theresa) Zakrzewski of Maplewood, Minn.; one daughter, Michaelene (Raymond) Williams of Fridley, Minn.; three sisters, Amanda Rumpza of New Richmond, Wis., Frances Boik of Dumfries, Va., and Florence Fleming of Florence; three brothers, Julius Wika and Godfrey Wika, both of Grenville, and Raymond Wika of St. Paul, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, three brothers and three grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Douglas Zakrzewski, Ted Zakrzewski Jr., Craig Williams, Jimmy Zakrzewski Jr., Ray Zakrzewski and Justin Zakrzewski.

Beri Swanson
Mobridge -- The funeral for Beri Swanson, 38, of Mobridge will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Dennis Fonkert will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge.
There will be a prayer service at 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Closed-casket visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. 
He died of natural causes Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D.
Beri Jon Swanson was born Jan. 25, 1962, to Bernole Sr. and Betty (Ritter) Swanson in Mobridge. He attended grade school in Mobridge and graduated from Glenham High School in 1980. While in high school, he worked at the Coca-Cola plant and helped in the kitchen at the Eagles in Mobridge. After graduation, he moved to Gillette, Wyo., and worked at an oil field construction company. From 1980 to 1985, he worked construction -- building a major water supply line and for Jones Construction, among others. In 1986, he moved to Bismarck and drove mail truck for his uncle. In 1987, he returned to Mobridge, where he farmed with his parents and worked at the Pollock Cheese Plant, Mobridge City Street Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. In September 1997, he received a kidney from his sister. Since this time, he was not able to work. The last few months he had lived with his mother in Mobridge.
He enjoyed fishing with his friends, Christmas and other people's birthdays. He was known for not complaining about his illness, diabetes.
Survivors include his mother of Mobridge; one brother, Bernie Swanson of Mobridge; and one sister, Bonita May of Mobridge.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Casketbearers will be Kelly Peterson, Mark Maas, Richard Goldade, Tom Kraft, Jeff Torvell, Jeff Guthmiller and Warren Howlette.

Nancy K. Schmitt
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Nancy K. Schmitt, 41, of 415 N. Lloyd St. will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 215 N. Arch St. The Rev. Gregory Tschakert will officiate.
Burial of cremains will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Aberdeen Living Center.
Nancy K. Schaeffer was born March 24, 1959, to Andrew J. and Rose K. (Daeschel) Schaeffer in Aberdeen. She attended St. Mary's Parochial School and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1977. She was employed at Cardinal Tool Inc.
She married Michael Schmitt on Oct. 3, 1981, in Aberdeen. They made Aberdeen their home and she was employed at Animal Health Clinic. She then attended Presentation College for two years. Due to ill health from multiple sclerosis, she remained home with her family. She had resided at the Aberdeen Living Center for the past two years.
Survivors include her husband of Aberdeen; two sons, Jeremy Schmitt and Ethan Schmitt, both at home; and one sister, Andrea Schmaltz of Huron. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Eva Marie Imsland
Pierre -- Eva Marie Imsland, 90, of Pierre died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare in Pierre.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre. 
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. MDT Saturday in Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City under the direction of Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Eva Marie Mehlberg was born Jan. 24, 1910, in Quincy, Wash. As a child, she moved with her parents to a farm north of Raymond in 1912. She received her education at Ashton Consolidated School and graduated from Ashton High School. She continued her college education at Northern Normal and Industrial School and Presentation Nursing School, both in Aberdeen. 
She married Torjus L. Imsland of Crandall on Oct. 8, 1928. They farmed east of Faith and in 1929 moved closer to Faith to be closer to his job at Bagley Elevator. They were transferred to Glenham for a year and returned to Faith in 1936, when he was appointed manager of the Bagley Elevator. She worked by his side as a bookkeeper. In 1951, he accepted a job in Rapid City at the First National Bank. She worked at a fabric store and also at JC Penney. In 1959, they built a home in the Black Hills near Sheridan Lake. They lived there until he died. She moved from Rapid City to Parkwood Apartments in Pierre in 1996 to be near her family.
She was a founding member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rapid City and a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pierre. She was a former member of the Minneluzahn Senior Citizens in Rapid City. 
Survivors include one son, Dale H. Imsland of San Mateo, Calif.; two daughters, Carol (Ken) J. Kamppi of Boise, Idaho, and Gloria (Vernon) A. Bump of Pierre; one sister, Elsie Scally of Suisun, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, two brothers and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 714 N. Grand Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501.

Albert J. Eilers
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Albert J. Eilers, 83, of 38290 133rd St. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E. The Rev. Christopher Hughes will officiate.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Aberdeen under the direction of Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W.
There will be a liturgical wake service at 7 tonight at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, all at the mortuary.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at his home.
Albert J. Eilers was born Feb. 26, 1917, to Barney and Theresa (Rager) Eilers at Montague, Mich., where he gerw up, attended school, and graduated from Montague High School at age 15. He helped on the family farm and later worked for Norge Refrigerator Factory in Muskegon Heights, Mich. He also managed the family Fox Ranch at the same time until moving to Aberdeen.
He married Hazel Wilson on Sept. 20, 1941, at Aberdeen. They bought the W.J. Tiffany Farm west of Aberdeen. He dairy-farmed until 1962, and then had back grounding feeder cattle. In 1981, he sold the farming business to his son Tom. He was still working on the family farm with his son at the time of his death. 
He served as president and secretary of the Aberdeen Milk Producers Association, was director of the Northeast South Dakota Milk Producers Association, served on the Aberdeen Township School Board, served on the Brown County Planning Board for 27 years and served as treasurer for the Aberdeen Township board. He was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Aberdeen Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was known as a farmer who cared for the land.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; three sons, Douglas (Anita) Eilers of Mina, Thomas (Peggy) Eilers of Aberdeen, and Robert (Miryam) Eilers of Shasta Lake, Calif.; five daughters, Mary Lea (Kenneth) Carlson of Kerrville, Texas, Theresa Eilers of Watertown, Elaine (Walter) Seymour of San Diego, Marcia (Jeffrey) Sveen of Aberdeen, and Carol (Bruce) Jones of Westport; one brother, Robert Eilers of Muskegon, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, nine brothers and three sisters.
Casketbearers will be Arthur Dahme, Hugh Dahme, Elmer Diedtrich, Bob Gauer, Steve Wagenaar and Robert Yoder.
Memorials may be made to North Plains Hospice, 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, S.D. 57401.

Melvin E. Delzer
Spearfish -- Melvin E. Delzer, 73, of Spearfish and formerly of Hague, N.D., and Selby, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Spearfish. The Rev. Kip Roozen will officiate. 
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish, with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 164 and Queen City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5860 Honor Guard of Spearfish. Carlsen-Jolley Funeral Home of Spearfish is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Melvin E. Delzer was born March 15, 1927, in Hague. He grew up in Selby, where he graduated from high school in 1945 and immediately enlisted in the Navy. He served on the USS Horner CV-12 in the Pacific through the end of World War II. He received an honnorable discharge.
He married Gloria Cheskey on Aug. 29, 1947, and they lived in Selby. They owned the DeLux Cafe in Selby. In 1950, he founded Delzer Excavating, later Delzer Construction Company. The company specialized in state and federal highway construction projects throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. In 1970, the company and family moved to Rapid City. By the late 1970s, his business holdings included Aggregates Gravel & Paving, Centennial Quarry, Pepper Oil & Gas, Fort Union Coal Mine, Golden Plains Feedlot and a 75,000-acre farming and ranching operation. In 1980, they moved to Spearfish Valley Ranch north of Spearfish. In 1985, he had sold most of Delzer Construction's assets. Other operations were gradually divested and by the late 1980s, he had settled into semi-retirement. He was actively involved in the daily farming and ranching operations until the time of his death. 
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Roger (Sharon) Delzer, Ross (Barb) Delzer, Charles (Nicole) Delzer and Bernard Delzer; one sister, Alma Preszler; one brother, Harvey Delzer; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, c/o The Delzer Family, P.O. Box 1045, Spearfish, S.D. 57783.

William H. 'Bill' Campton
Aberdeen -- The funeral for William H. "Bill" Campton, 66, of 306 N. Boyd St. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home, 320 Sixth Ave. S.E. The Rev. Gary Wileman and the Rev. Harold E. Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park in Aberdeen, with military honors by the Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24. 
There will be a prayer service at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, all at the funeral home.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
William Harry Campton was born Dec. 12, 1933, to James and Stella (Maynard) Campton in Aberdeen. He attended country school in Lincoln Township. He worked on the family farm until 1955, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1957. 
He married Cathryn Heier on Sept. 3, 1960, at Aberdeen. They made their home in Aberdeen, where he farmed and worked for Sinclair Gas Station. In 1982, he began working for K.O. Lee Company, retiring in 1998. He was the top of his class when receiving his General Education Diploma in 1986.
He attended the Assembly of God church in Aberdeen and was a past member of the Elks Lodge. 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two sons, Thomas (Brenda) Campton of Aberdeen, and Doug (Kim) Monzat of Clear Lake; one daughter, Jackie Lyn (Perry) Nibbelink of Fort Bragg, N.C.; one brother, L.L. "Bud" Campton of Aberdeen; one sister, Mary Lou Jerde of Pembina, N.D.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Casketbearers will be Dan Campton, Ron Campton, Ron Hiepler, Don Sauer, Dave Heier, Larry Rabine, Dean Wagner and Bob Oberfoell.

Troy David Scott
Marshall, Minn. -- The funeral for Troy David Scott, 9 months, of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. The Rev. Bob Dahl will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown under the direction of Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home of Marshall. 
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall due to complications of a lingering illness.
Troy David Scott was born Oct. 31, 1999, to Stuart D. and Linda K. (Bloom) Scott in Marshall.
Survivors include his parents of Marshall; one sister, Abigail Scott of Marshall; two half brothers, Jesse Scott and Steven Scott of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his maternal grandfather, Lavern Bloom of Watertown; his paternal grandparents, Norm and Sheri Scott of Aberdeen; and his paternal great-grandmother, Rose Wudel of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother.
Casketbearers will be Larry Bloom and Greg Scott.

Dyle Keith LeBeau
Eagle Butte -- The funeral for Dyle Keith LeBeau, 69, of Eagle Butte will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the HV Johnston Cultural Center in Eagle Butte. The Rev. Moore and Sister Addie Morris will officiate.
Burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.
A wake service will be at 7 tonight at the cultural center.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Eagle Butte.
Dyle LeBeau was born April 23, 1931, to Phillip and Alma LeBeau at the Old Cheyenne Agency. He attended Old Agency Boarding School and lived his early life on the Cheyenne River Reservation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 19, 1949, and was stationed at Camp McCoy, Wis. He also fought in the Korean War and was honorably discharged Oct. 27, 1952. He was also in the National Guard. He worked in Chicago as a welder, and graduated from welding school. His life trade was as a welder at Phillip.
He married Iris Baumert.
He later married Margaret DuPris. He moved back to the Cheyenne River Reservation, where he resided at the Eagle Butte Manor close to his mother and his aunt. 
He received numerous medals from the Army, including the Association of Minemen Japan Medal, Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the MET Unit Command Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He was also a radio operator in the Army. He received a certificate of honor from the governor of South Dakota for resisting an armed aggressor on June 25, 1950, during the Korean War.
He was known for being soft-spoken and a hard worker.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle LeBeau Holtz and Dana LeBeau O'Connel; his mother, Alma LeBlanc; four brothers, Phillip ÒHankÓ LeBeau, Fain LeBeau, Corbin LeBeau Sr. and Robert Pretty Boy; six sisters, Lillian LeBeau Chase, LaVera LeBeau Levell, Francine LeBeau Iron Wing, Colette LeBeau Iron Hawk, Karen LeBeau Garreaux and Wendy LeBeau; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather and three brothers.
Casketbearers will be Vincent Charles, Fain LeBeau, Vincent DuPris, Gerald Red Leaf, Corbin LeBeau Sr. and Harry Laundreaux.

Lois Rae Larson
Pinehurst, Idaho -- Lois Rae Larson, 73, of Pinehurst and formerly of Groton, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Idaho.
A memorial service was July 21 at the Shoshone Funeral Service Kellogg Chapel in Kellogg. Carl Hojem officiated.
Lois Amsden was born Feb. 20, 1927, to George and Bertha (Totzke) Amsden in Groton. She graduated from Groton High School in 1945. She moved to Idaho in October 1946. 
She married Inar Larson on Oct. 1, 1946, in Superior, Mont. 
Survivors include her husband of Pinehurst; two sons, Bill (Shirley) Larson of Pocatello, Idaho, and Einar (Diane) Larson of Almira, Wash.; one daughter, Ruthann (Mark) Rubey of Ogden, Utah; one brother, George Amsden Jr. of Kennewick, Wash.; four sisters, Evelyn Dutt of Tolstoy, Gayle Carmine of Bellevue, Neb., and Carol Morvee and Georgia Riehle, both of Douglas, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Emma Bossert
Selby -- The funeral for Emma Bossert, 87, of Selby will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Selby United Church of Christ. The Rev. Del Neumeister will officiate.
Burial will be in Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle.
There will be a public prayer service at 8 tonight at the church in Selby.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church in Selby.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Emma Maier was born Oct. 16, 1912, to Johannes and Louisa (Ipert) Maier on a farm southeast of Mound City. She attended country school near the farm until sixth grade, when she moved with her family to Selby on Nov. 12, 1924. In Selby, she finished grade school and went on to high school, where she was an honor student. 
She married Edward Bossert on Feb. 4, 1929, in Selby. They lived in Selby their entire married life. At various times, she worked at Brenneise Dry Cleaners, the A&F Cafe and for the Selby School Lunch Program for 14 years. He died Aug. 3, 1989. She continued to make Selby her home and since May 26, 1988, had resided at the Selby Good Samaritan Center. 
She was an active church member, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and Bible school and was a charter member of the Congregational Ladies' Aid (now the U.C.C. Women's Fellowship), where she held all offices at one time or another. She was a charter member of the Town and Country Extension Club and the Selby Senior Citizens Organization. She also served on city election for many years. 
She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and reading. 
Survivors include one son, Curt (Sharon) Bossert of Aberdeen; two daughters, Gladys Reynolds of Bismarck, N.D., and Phyllis (Milton) Stiegelmeier of Selby; one sister, Louise Miller of the Selby Good Samaritan Center; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, eight half brothers and eight half sisters. 
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren.

Edith V. Benfit
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Edith V. Benfit, 79, of 38377 Richmond Heights Drive, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W. Deacon J.P. Morgan will officiate. 
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
There will be a liturgical wake service at 7 tonight at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Friday until the time of the service, all at the mortuary.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services.
Edith V. Fix was born Feb. 10, 1921, to Andrew and Margaret (Hopfinger) Fix on the family farm near Onaka. She attended Onaka School and worked on the family farm.
She married Anthony Goebel in Onaka. They farmed in the Onaka area for several years and then moved to Aberdeen. They worked at Goebel Welding, and she was a bookkeeper. He died in 1954. 
She married Casper ÒCapÓ F. Benfit in 1966 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They made their home in Aberdeen, where she was the bookkeeper for Benfit Construction. 
She enjoyed reading, crocheting, fishing, traveling and dogs.
Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Hase of Aberdeen; one son, Owen Goebel of Yankton; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, four brothers and three sisters.
Casketbearers will be Gene Fix, Jeff Fix, Jim Lacher, Jon Kendall, Adam Grismer and Brian Wilson.

Vera L. Becker
Redfield -- The funeral for Vera L. Becker, 83, of Redfield will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wesleyan Church in Redfield. The Rev. Steve Wilkins and the Rev. Rod Griffin will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield under the direction of Thelen Funeral Home, Redfield.
There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield.
Vera Schmidt was born April 17, 1917, to Charles and Flora (Stevens) Schmidt at Orient. She grew up in the Orient area and attended school in Redfield. 
She married Harold Becker on Aug. 18, 1935, at Redfield. She worked at Harry's Egg Station and South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield. He died in 1991.
She was a member of Westside Extension Club for 30 years and was a 4-H leader for many years.
She enjoyed crafts, bingo and playing cards, and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene (Ken) Kunze of Sweet Home, Ore., and Dixie (Steve) Hickens of Rapid City; one son, Duane Becker of Rapid City; three sisters, Helen Becker of Redfield, Angeline McCone of Long Beach, Calif., and Lillian Haney of Long Beach, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, two brothers and one granddaughter.
Casketbearers will be Brad Becker, Derik Eberle, Keith Hardie, Jerry Hardie, Kenny Dawson and Rollie Amundson.

Mathew Bachman
Bowdle -- Mass of Christian burial for Mathew Bachman, 89, of Bowdle will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Bowdle. The Rev. Brian Simon and the Rev. Gary Coulter will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Augustine's Catholic Church Cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle.
There will be a wake service at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. The Rev. Owen Klapperich Council of the Knights of Columbus will lead the rosary.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Bowdle Nursing Home.
Mathew Bachman was born Jan. 2, 1911, to Joseph and Mathilda (Wagner) Bachman near Bowdle. He attended rural school in Cottonwood Lake Township and grew up on the family farm four miles east of Bowdle.
He married Mathilda C. Gerber June 18, 1935, in Hoven. They farmed on the Bachman family homestead four miles east of Bowdle. She died March 4, 1979. In 1981, he retired and moved into Bowdle. 
He married Frances M. (Dreis) VanWell Dec. 26, 1981, in Hoven. He worked for Basin Electric as a right-of-way agent on the Antelope Valley Project for 3 1/2 years. He also worked for Federal Crop Insurance for 9 years and was a Keltgen seed corn dealer and also made car trips for Beadle Ford and Chrysler Center of Bowdle for many years. He continued living in Bowdle and since early this year, he had resided at the Bowdle Nursing Home. 
He was an active member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Bowdle and the Knights of Columbus. He was on the Cottonwood Lake Township Board of Supervision, the Agricultural Service Center Board and the State ASC Advisory Board. He helped organize the FEM Electric Association Inc. and served as a director for 34 years. 
He spent his retirement visiting his children and grandchildren. He and his wife enjoyed making wood projects and attending local craft fairs.
Survivors include his wife of Bowdle; two sons, Delbert (Delores) Bachman of Rapid City, and Paul M. (Patty) Bachman of Cottage Grove, Minn.; two daughters, Virginia (Bert) Leidholt of Minot, N.D., and Betty (Jerry) Burke of Corcoran, Minn.; two brothers, Anton Bachman of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Pius Bachman of Bowdle; one stepson, Roy (Linda) VanWell of Hoven; four stepdaughters, Jane (Bob) Hubble of Albuquerque, N.M., Jean (Lyle) Hauger of Irene, MaryAnn (Bob) Coulter of Lincoln, Neb., and Joan (Fred) DeRouchey of Pukwana; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one son, five sisters (three in infancy) and four brothers.
Casketbearers will be Dale Bachman of Hoven, Gary Bachman of Bowdle, Denis Bachman of Mobridge, Don Bachman of Aberdeen, Brian Coulter of Armstrong, Iowa, and Jon DeRouchey of Joplin, Mo.

Leroy Week
Sisseton -- The funeral for Theodore Leroy Week, 72, of Sisseton will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton. The Rev. Thomas Kuusisto will officiate.
Burial will be in the Sisseton Cemetery under the direction of Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service today at the church.
He died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Theodore Leroy Week was born Sept. 11, 1927, to Christ and Ovedia Week at the family homestead in Long Hollow Township west of Sisseton. He attended Long Hollow No. 2 Rural School. After his education, he helped his parents on the family farm. 
He married Myra Tasa on March 10, 1949, at the Zoar Lutheran parsonage. They farmed on the family homestead until 1990, when he was employed by the Tekakwitha Nursing Center in Sisseton. He worked in the maintenance department there until April. 
He enjoyed hunting, trapping, sports, traveling, American history and playing with the family dogs. He took pride in his livestock. He was known for his kindness.
Survivors include his wife of Sisseton; three sons, Tom (Colette) Week of Yankton, Terry Week of Beach, N.D., and Chris (Robin) Week of Torrance, Calif.; one daughter, Candace Anderson of Sisseton; three sisters, Agnes Larson of Maine, Esther Erickson of Sisseton and Olga Palm of Anacortes, Wash.; one brother, Clayton Week of Sisseton; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Casketbearers will be Cody Langager, Cole Anderson, Jody Weidenbach, Miron Johnson, Larry Likness and Mark Tasa.

Sylvester Lesniak
Webster -- The funeral for Sylvester Lesniak, 88, of Webster and formerly of the Waubay-Grenville area, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. The Rev. John Garvey will officiate.
Burial will be in the Waubay Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Fiksdal Funeral Service of Webster.
Visitation will be prior to the service today at the church.
He died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Lake Area Hospital in Webster.
Sylvester Lesniak was born Jan. 21, 1912, to Frank and Augusta (Gruba) Lesniak on a farm near Grenville. He attended country school near his home. He worked on the family farm.
He married Esther Anderson, and they made their home in the Grenville-Waubay area. In the early 1960s, he lived in the Pierre, Fort Pierre and the Hayes area, where he was employed as a ranch hand until his retirement. In 1996, he moved to Bethesda Home in Webster.
Survivors include six children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five sisters.
Casketbearers will be Randy Gaikowski, Leon Gaikowski, Don Gaikowski, Jack Gaikowski, Matt Reese and Tim Reese.

Sister Miriam Zeig
Aberdeen -- Sister Miriam Zeig, 85, a sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died of natural causes Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Heights in Aberdeen. The Rev. James Wolf will officiate.
Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Aberdeen. Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home, 320 Sixth Ave. S.E., is in charge of arrangements.
A wake service will be at 7 tonight in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 tonight and from 8 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday, all at the chapel.
Mary Ann Zeig on Oct. 19, 1915, to Nickolas and Margaret (Schwebach) Zeig in Dell Rapids. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School.
She entered Presentation Convent in August 1934. She made her profession to the Presentation Congregation on Aug. 11, 1938. She served the Presentation ministries through her work in dietary, as a housekeeper, baker and dining room attendant. She ministered at St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell, St. Thomas School in Madison and St. Mary's School in Sioux Falls. She also served in the Altar Bread room at Presentation Heights in Aberdeen and in the sewing room at St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen and McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. She spent her last years in prayer at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.
Survivors include her two sisters, Sarah Bauer of Elkton and Margaret Jorgensen of Dell Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters.
Casketbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.

Gerald 'Jerry' C. Schlueter
Frankfort -- The funeral for Gerald "Jerry" C. Schlueter, 63, of Frankfort will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Redfield. The Rev. Peter M. Utecht will officiate.
Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Thelen Funeral Home of Redfield is in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He died of natural causes Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Gerald C. Schlueter was born Dec. 22, 1936, to Albert L. and Opal M. (Terrill) Schlueter in Canistota. He graduated from Canistota High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957. He received a bachelor of science degree in education from Dakota State University in 1961 and a master's in administration from South Dakota State University. 
He married Elizabeth "Betty" Kosters on Dec. 2, 1961, in Madison. He taught school in Montrose and worked in the Department of Education of Pierre. He served as secondary principal in Fort Pierre and Dupree. He served as superintendent at Fairfax and Conde. They lived in Conde for the last four years.
He was a member of the American Legion in Conde and various education associations.
He enjoyed collecting things, reading, and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife of Frankfort; one son, Wade (Amy) Schlueter of Alcester; two daughters, Darcy (Chad) Harlander of Hutchinson, Minn., and Dodie Wangerin of Mitchell; one sister, Donna Larsen of Sioux Falls; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Theodore 'Ted' Liab
Hosmer -- The funeral for Theodore "Ted" Liab, 85, of Hosmer will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich. The Rev. Beth-Ann Sehring will officiate.
Burial will be in the city cemetery. 
Visitation will be until the time of the service today at the funeral home.
He died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at his home in Hosmer.
Theodore Liab was born Dec. 10, 1914, to Jacob and Marie (Hoffman) Liab near Java in Walworth County. He attended rural school.
He married Emma Hauck on July 30, 1933, in Roscoe. They farmed south of there for several years. They later moved to Montana and lived there in the '40s. They moved to Mobridge and in 1968 moved to Ipswich. She died in 1982. He moved to Hosmer several years later and lived there until his death.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Beck of Meridan, Idaho, and Ruth Walker of Rapid City; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, one daughter, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Elmer Fauth, Frank Gisi, Adam Heilman and Gary Weishaar, all of Hosmer; Vernon Rohrbach and Herbert Wockenfuss, both of Ipswich.

Neil Allen Johnson
San Diego -- Neil Johnson, 72, of San Diego and formerly of Britton and Aberdeen, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
Memorial services and burial were at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Bayview Cremation and Burial Services of San Diego was in charge of arrangements.
Neil Allen Johnson was born May 7, 1928, to Harold and Susanne (Phlanzer) Johnson in Britton. He grew up in Rutland, N.D. He graduated from Oakes (N.D.) High School. He attended business college in Minneapolis and then served in the U.S. Army in Korea. 
He married Portia Bradner. He managed retail food businesses in Rutland, Hecla, Frederick and Aberdeen, retiring from Tonner's Meats of Aberdeen in 1990. He spent the last 10 years of his life in San Diego.
Survivors include his wife of San Diego; one daughter, Cherie (Steve) Breidenbach of San Diego; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Vivian B. Anderson
Mobridge -- Mass of Christian burial for Vivian B. Anderson, 88, of Mobridge will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Charles Mangan will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.
A scriptural wake service will be at 6:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from noon until the conclusion of the wake service today at the funeral home.
She died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at her home in Mobridge.
Vivian B. Cadotte was born on April 8, 1912, to Benjamin and Daisy Mae (Devere) Cadotte in Mobridge. She grew up in Wakpala and attended school at Flandreau Indian School and graduated from Mobridge High School. 
She married Eddie Swanton on Jan. 20, 1932, in Mobridge. He died in 1955. She worked at Lowe Hospital in Mobridge as a nurses' aide.
She married Harold Anderson on March 4, 1959, in Minneapolis. They lived in Mobridge except when he was in the Air Force.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Altar Society, Women of the Moose and the Ronald McDonald House. She was one-half Lakota Sioux and a registered member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Survivors include her husband of Mobridge; one son, Michael (Susan) Swanton of North Platte, Neb.; two brothers, Clarence Cadotte of Mobridge and Gilbert Cadotte of Flandreau; two sisters, Lyma L. Ries of Los Angeles and Corinne Giegle of McLaughlin; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, her first husband and one grandson.


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