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Larry J. Arndt
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Larry J. Arndt, 59, of Aberdeen will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St. The Rev. Joel Winckler will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Friday until the time of the service.
He died of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Larry J. Arndt was born Aug. 31, 1941, to Elmer and Irene (Morgan) Arndt in Aberdeen. He attended school in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School. He then attended Northern State Teachers College, where he received his bachelor of science degree in teaching. He taught at Lincoln Elementary School.
He married Mary Roso. They made their home in Aberdeen. He also taught school at Roosevelt Elementary and Henry Neill Elementary. He later received his master's degree from Northern State College.
He married Marge Schwan. He continued to teach until his health began to fail. He made Aberdeen his home until the time of his death.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Aberdeen Elks Lodge No. 1046, the Elks Chorus and the Yelduz Shrine.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and singing.
Survivors include one son, Jeff (Nikki) Arndt of Hudson, Wis.; one daughter, Lisa (Spencer) Opp of Aberdeen; one brother, Allen Arndt of Aberdeen; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers will be Ron Button, Pete Weig, Terry Marko, Galen Morgan, Don Ochsner, Allen Gates, Bill Hild and Roland Storly.

Corey Lee Schoepp
Watertown -- The funeral for Corey Lee Schoepp, 13, of Watertown will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Name Catholic Church, Watertown. The Rev. John Lantsberger and the Rev. Ken Bain will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery at Clark with Furness Funeral Home of Clark in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 7:30 tonight at the church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home in Clark and from 6:30 to 9 tonight at the church in Watertown.
He died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sept. 3.
Corey Lee Schoepp was born Oct. 13, 1986, to Douglas and Carol (Gruenwald) Schoepp in Watertown. He attended Mellette Elementary School in Watertown and was currently an eighth-grader at Watertown Middle School.
He loved the Green Bay Packers, playing basketball, golf, football and other sports, and hunting deer, pheasants and waterfowl. He participated in many fund-raisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include his father of Henry; his stepfather, Steve Lundholm of Watertown; one brother, Tanner Lundholm of Watertown; his paternal grandparents, Calvin and Lois Schoepp of Henry; his maternal grandparents, Willie and Patty Gruenwald of Clark; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Anna Marie Stuchl and Carolyn Gruenwald, both of Redfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother in the same automobile accident, his paternal great-grandparents and his maternal great-grandfathers.
Casketbearers will be Aaron Gruenwald, Michael Gruenwald, Tom Miller, Jeff York, David Helkenn and Dave Peterson.

Mildred O. Midlang
Lake Park, Minn. -- Mildred O. Midlang, 77, of Lake Park and formerly of Ellendale, N.D., died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at her residence.
Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The Rev. Stuart Fankhanel will officiate.
Burial will be in Elk Creek Cemetery near Kensett, Iowa.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mildred O. Moen was born Oct. 20, 1922, to Oscar and Mathilda (Marshall) Moen in Lake Park. She moved to Ayr, N.D., as a young girl. She attended school there and graduated from Ayr High School.
She married Leslie Midlang on Dec. 31, 1941, in Kensett. They lived in Worth County, Iowa, until 1955, when they moved to Osage, Iowa. While in Osage, they owned and operated the Osage Hotel. After a few moves in southern Minnesota, they semi-retired in Ellendale, N.D., in 1983. She managed the Travel Host Motel in Ellendale. In 1989, they moved to West Fargo, N.D. In 1992, they purchased the 6-11 Inn near Audubon, Minn. They operated that for four years. They moved to Lake Park in 1999.
She was a member of the Ayr High School girls' basketball team that won five straight state championships. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She was known for her cooking.
Survivors include her husband of Lake Park; one daughter, Joanne (Bruce) Dahlberg of Audubon; one son, James Midlang of Kearney, Neb.; three sisters, Lucille Hogen of Kensett, Bernice ÒTootsÓ Holden of Grand Forks, N.D., and Betty Rutherford of Page, N.D.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Otto H. Mettler
Sioux Falls -- Otto H. Mettler, 82, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Eureka, Long Lake and Aberdeen, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his home.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.
Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Aberdeen. George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be present from 7 to 8 tonight.
Otto Henry Mettler was born Feb. 17, 1918, to Henry V. and Albina (Kusler) Mettler on a farm near Eureka. He grew up and received his education in country schools near Eureka.
He married Erma A. Schmitt on Oct. 6, 1940, in Long Lake. They farmed near Eureka until 1945, when they purchased the Long Lake Recreation Parlor. They operated their business until 1953, when they moved to Aberdeen. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Nash-Finch. After a disabling injury in 1974, he retired from Nash-Finch. In 1975, he moved to Sioux Falls.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge in Aberdeen.
In earlier years he was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife of Sioux Falls; two daughters, Margie (Russell) Thompson of Sioux Falls, and Patricia (Konney Larwood) Mettler of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Gerald (Diana) Mettler of Canton; one brother, Rueben Mettler of Eureka; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Francis "Fab" Alvin Becker
Littleton, Colo. -- The memorial service for Francis "Fab" Alvin Becker, 82, of Littleton and formerly of Barnard, will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Chatfield (Colo.) Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Burial of cremains will be in the All States Mortuary and Crematory in Lakewood, Colo.
He died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Francis Alvin Becker was born May 26, 1918, in Clark County. He grew up and attended school in Barnard. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
He married Lucille Thomas in 1956. She died in 1971.
He married Arline E. Becker on May 26, 1973. She died in 1996. He was a retired union carpenter.
He was a member of the Chatfield Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and Carpenters'-Millwright Local No. 1068.
He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Rosetta ÒWeezieÓ Anderle of Canon City, Colo.; four stepsons, Bob Becker and Bob Clay, both of Arvada, Colo., Boyd Becker of Fullerton, Calif., and John Becker of Bloomington, Calif.; two sisters, Louise Stoddard of LaPlata, Md., and formerly of Barnard, and Edith Rose of Aurora, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Anna Marie Nitschke Ulmer
Ellendale, N.D. -- The funeral for Anna Marie Nitschke Ulmer, 73, of Ellendale will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley, N.D. The Rev. Jeff Giles will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carlsen-Holte Funeral Home of Ellendale is in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home. The Rev. Dennis O'Neill will officiate.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ellendale and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Ashley. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church in Ellendale.
She died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale.
Anna Marie Bendewald was born May 9, 1927, to John G. and Marie (Strobel) Bendewald northeast of Ashley. She grew up there and attended country school. She helped on the family farm.
She married Alvin Nitschke on Oct. 24, 1948, in rural Ashley. They made their home on a Bendewald farm northeast of Ashley in Iowa Township. They raised small grains and livestock. He died Jan. 12, 1976. She continued to live on the farm until 1979, when she moved into Ashley.
She married Ray Ulmer on Dec. 7, 1985, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. They made their home in Ellendale. She entered the Prince of Peace Care Center two years prior to her death.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale and the Zion Lutheran Church Women. She was a member of the Ellendale Senior Citizens and a past member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley and the Zion Lutheran Church Women.
She enjoyed farming and livestock and took pride in the appearance of her farm. She and her first husband's farm was selected as the 1972 Soil Conservation Farm of the Year in McIntosh County. She had a large garden on the farm and she liked cooking for family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include her husband of Ellendale; and one stepdaughter, Shanda (Curt) Cossette of West Fargo, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one brother and one sister in infancy.
Casketbearers will be Curtis Bendewald and Herbert Nitschke, both of Ashley; John Roehrich and Anthony Roehrich, both of Aberdeen; Aaron Roehrich of Sioux Falls; and Curt Cossette of West Fargo.

Agnes Margaret Tisher
Britton -- The funeral for Agnes Margaret Tisher, 90, of Britton will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Britton. The Rev. Mary Hansen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Britton Cemetery under the direction of Price Funeral Chapel of Britton.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 tonight at the funeral chapel and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
She died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at the Marshall County Health Care Center in Britton. 
Agnes Margaret Rosten was born Nov. 8, 1909, to Magnus ÒMikeÓ and Bertha (Nelson) Rosten in Highmore. She moved with her family to the Brampton, N.D., area. She attended Newark High School for three years and graduated from Britton High School in 1927. She furthered her education at Augustana College, where she earned her teacher's certificate. She taught school at various rural Marshall County schools.
She married Lewis H. Tisher on June 22, 1937, in Sioux Falls. They moved to California, where they lived for five years. At that time, they returned to the Britton area, where they were engaged in farming. They later bought their own farm and continued to farm until retiring in 1971. They lived in the rural Britton area since then. She helped to raise her nephew, Jim Tisher.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Britton, where she was active in one of the circles of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She belonged to a Marshall County extension club for several years. She and her husband had belonged to a whist and bridge club with other Stena Township residents.
She enjoyed reading, doing needlework, sewing and cooking large meals, including lefse. 
Survivors include her husband of Britton; three sons, Wendall (Sharon) Tisher of Pierre, Gary (Joan) Tisher of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Wayne (Kelly) Tisher of Britton; one sister, Eunice Quamen of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and an infant sister.
Casketbearers will be Patrick Tisher, Robert Tisher, Jeffrey Tisher, Spencer Tisher, Travis Tisher and Kirk Tisher.

Angeline "Angie" Loretta Silseth
Havana, N.D. -- The Mass of Christian burial for Angeline "Angie" Loretta Silseth, 76, of Havana will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Forman, N.D. The Rev. Francis Q. Arthur will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Price Funeral Chapel of Forman.
There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel and from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the vigil service at the church. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
She died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her home. 
Angeline Loretta Slaby was born June 4, 1924, to Robert "Rob" and Matilda "Mattie" (Waldera) Slaby in Cayuga, N.D. She attended grade school in Cayuga and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo, N.D., in 1941.
She married Orvis Silseth on May 14, 1943, in Fargo. They farmed near Havana until 1945 and then lived in Cayuga for three years. They returned to farming northeast of Havana in 1949 and had been farming since that time.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Forman and had been active in the Christian Mothers organization. She was a volunteer for any community functions and served on the election board for many years.
She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, cooking and dancing.
Survivors include her husband of Havana; three sons, Duane (Pam) Silseth of Fargo, Bob (Linda) Silseth of Dent, Minn., and Curt (Judy) Silseth of Havana; two daughters, Pat (Steve) Saewert of Omaha, Neb., and Paulette (Kim) Paulson of Devils Lake, N.D.; two brothers, Ernest Slaby of Hesperia, Calif., and Cyril Slaby of Havre, Mont.; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one great-granddaughter.
Casketbearers will be Jason Silseth, Chad Silseth, J.J. Silseth, Andy Askew, Nick Askew, Corey Saewert, Eric Saewert and Alex Paulson.

Duane "Curly" Mommer
Garden City, Kan. -- Duane "Curly" Mommer, 66, of Garden City and formerly of Mobridge, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his home in Garden City.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Garden City. The Rev. Donald E. Carter will officiate.
Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Garden City. Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, all at the funeral home.
Duane Mommer was born June 5, 1934, to Vernie and Lillian (Segerstrom) Mommer in Mobridge. He attended rural schools and Athol High School. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Arlene Avery in 1952 in South Dakota. They moved to Salina, Kan. She died in 1962. 
He married Colleen Avery in 1964 in South Dakota. They moved to Garden City in 1976 and had lived there since that time. He worked for many years for the Finney County road department. 
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Garden City.
He enjoyed having coffee with friends, traveling and watching car races.
Survivors include his wife of Garden City; three sons, Nick Mommer of Redfield, Thane Avery of Greeley, Colo., and Byron Mommer of Garden City; two daughters, Michelle Fisher of McCook, Neb., and Sulita Rodriguez of Garden City; his mother of Redfield; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, one infant daughter and one infant grandson.

Edward C. Hoffman
Leola -- The funeral for Edward C. Hoffman, 90, of Leola will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church in Leola. The Rev. Michael Jacobson will officiate.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Aberdeen. Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
He died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Edward C. Hoffman was born Oct. 3, 1909, to Christoph and Christina (Schumacher) Hoffmann at Long Lake. He was raised and educated there. 
He married Hertha Fauth on Nov. 14, 1937, at Long Lake. They farmed in the Long Lake and Leola areas until 1968, when they moved into Leola. She died Oct. 5, 1999.
He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church. 
He enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include one son, Gary (Betty Lou) Hoffman of Long Lake; one daughter, Shirlene (Bernard) Shannon of Lodi, Calif.; one brother, August Hoffman of Eureka; four sisters, Lydia Fischer, Amelia Fauth and Leah Gehring, all of Leola, and Rose Gienger of Aberdeen; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers and two sisters.
Casketbearers will be Donald Hoffman, Myron Fauth, Randy Fauth, Lawrence Hoffman, Marvin Hoffman and Deuwayne Hoffman.

Harvey Willis Helgerson
Aberdeen -- Memorial services for Harvey Willis Helgerson, 79, of 13280 392nd Ave. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Minn.
Inurment of cremains will be in the Cyrus (Minn.) Lutheran Cemetery. Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home, 320 Sixth Ave. S.E., is in charge of arrangements.
He died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his home. 
Harvey Willis Helgerson was born Feb. 25, 1921, to Peter and Clara (Rustad) Helgerson in Cyrus. He attended school in Cyrus. After school he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps for one year. He then entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on Aug. 6, 1942. He was stationed in India and the island of Tinian. He was honorably discharged Nov. 15, 1945. 
He married Laverne Rosby in 1948 in Cyrus. They made their home in Cyrus until 1956, when they moved to Hoffman, Minn., where he worked at the creamery as a buttermaker. He retired in 1983. In October 1999, he moved to Aberdeen, where he lived with his son. 
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and American Legion Post No. 393 in Hoffman and was a past Boy Scout master.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips to Canada.
Survivors include two sons, Philip Helgerson and Lonnie (Linette) Helgerson, both of Aberdeen; one sister, Edna Bratton of Morris, Minn.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one brother.

Harold Gottlieb Goetz
Java -- The funeral for Harold G. Goetz, 78, of Java will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Java. The Rev. Grace Torrance will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Bowdle and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church in Java.
He died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Java.
Harold Gottlieb Goetz was born July 29, 1922, to Charlie and Magdelena (Horst) Goetz at his parents' homestead 10 miles northeast of Java. He attended Hartman School in Adams Township through the eighth grade. Following his schooling, he worked as a mechanic in Java for the Spiry and Sons Ford Garage during the winter months. During the planting and harvesting seasons he helped on his father's homestead. He received a family deferment from the service because his two older brothers were called to duty.
He married Irene M. Hirsch on June 15, 1947, in Java. They settled on their farm 1 1/2 miles east of Java. He was in partnership with his son, Jerry, in farming and in the Goetz Repair mechanic shop in Java. She died June 15, 1987. He lived the remainder of his life on the farm.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Java, where he served on the church council and finance committee. He was a board member for the Java Cafe, a member of the Java Kuchen Committee and was active in the organization of the Java Diamond Jubilee and the Java Centennial celebrations. He contributed to many community benefits by providing meat that he raised and processed.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his 1918 Model T truck and Cockshutt tractor, which he took to local parades.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry G. Goetz of Java and Dale M. (Cynthia) Goetz of Dakota City, Neb.; three brothers, Oscar Goetz of the Bowdle Nursing Home, Fred Goetz of Dallas and Calvin Goetz of Selby; two sisters, Irene Oster and Erna Schmierer, both of Aberdeen; two grandsons; and a special friend, Gloria Zimmerman of Java.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one grandson, two brothers and one sister.
Casketbearers will be Courtney Goetz of Boulder, Colo.; Konrad Goetz of Dakota City; Roger Hirsch, Michael Hirsch, Toby Biel and Scott Rau, all of Java; Steve Goetz of Miles City, Mont.; and Robert Goetz of Sioux Falls.

Edna A. Scherbenske
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Edna A. Scherbenske, 79, of Aberdeen will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 1500 E. Melgaard Road. The Rev. Harold E. Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
She died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Edna Adline Miller was born April 17, 1921, to Gottlieb and Lydia (Pietz) Miller in Eureka. She was raised and educated in Eureka. She lived on a farm until 1941.
She married Reuben Scherbenske on Dec. 14, 1941, in Eureka. They made their first home in Campbell County and later moved to Leola, where they farmed until 1968. They then moved to the Wetonka area and farmed until 1973, when he semi-retired and moved to Aberdeen. He died May 3, 1999.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. 
She enjoyed crafts and needlework. She made dishtowels for family members and grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking kuchen and donuts, and traveling.
Survivors include three sons, Elroy (Margaret) Scherbenske of Roscoe, and Larry (Shari) Scherbenske and Allan (Kriste) Scherbenske, both of Aberdeen; five daughters, Priscilla Fischer and Janice (Jacob) Kirschenman, both of Eureka, and Diane Furman, Mavis (James) Tooker and Nancy (Anthony) Farrell, all of Aberdeen; one sister, Lorena Dollinger of Bismarck, N.D.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and seven grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Ernest Scherbenske, Eric Scherbenske, Jerome Bender, Jason Kirschenman, Blake Furman and Everett Schnoor.

Lucinda "Beth" Oswald
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Lucinda "Beth" Oswald, 83, of Aberdeen will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 1500 E. Melgaard Road. The Rev. Harold E. Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St. 
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. 
She died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Lucinda Elizabeth Blake was born May 13, 1917, to George Elva and Lucinda Elizabeth (Searls) Blake in Baker, Mont. When she was a child, they moved to Stone Lake, Wis. They moved to Aberdeen, where she grew up and attended schools. She graduated from high school in 1935 at Miltonville, Kan. 
She married Edwin "Eddie" Oswald on Aug. 20, 1938, in Aberdeen.
Survivors include her husband of Aberdeen; three daughters, Rosalie Guiry of Scottsdale, Ariz., Glenda (Chuck) Carrier of Gilbert, Ariz., and Valli (Tom) Mark of Sioux Falls; two sons, Rod (Bev) Oswald of Spearfish and Torrie (Suzi) Oswald of Chaska, Minn.; one sister, Mary Larson of LaMoure, N.D.; one brother, Vernon Blake of Cabot, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren: Craig Mandery of Chanhassen, Minn.; Ryan Oswald and Alyssa Oswald, both of Spearfish; Eric Oswald, Matthew Oswald and Ronda Oswald, all of Chaska, Minn.; Jill Mark of Sioux Falls; and Tiffany Mandery of Denver.

Eldred Murray Mortimer
Redfield -- A memorial graveside service for Eldred Murray Mortimer, 86, of Redfield will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Altoona Cemetery in Hitchcock. The Rev. J. Edwin Coates will officiate.
Thelen Funeral Home of Redfield is in charge of arrangements.
He died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Eldred Murray Mortimer was born Nov. 6, 1913, to Elmer and Ethel (Lint) Mortimer in Hitchcock. He attended country schools and graduated from Hitchcock High School in 1931. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in 1934 and 1935. He then worked for the Department of Agriculture in 1939 and 1940. He was self-employed until 1941, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in the army in the Southwest Pacific for four years before his discharge in 1946. 
He married Dorothy Phillips in 1949. He worked for a butcher in Phillips Store in Hitchcock until 1960. 
He married Eva Dubois in 1963. He operated a variety store and was a substitute mail carrier in Hitchcock and later worked at South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield until he retired in 1980. 
He was a member of the American Legion of Hitchcock and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Redfield.
Survivors include his wife of Redfield; one daughter, Patti (Wes) Rudd of Flagstaff, Ariz.; one stepson, Dale (Geneve) Dubois of Plano, Texas; one stepdaughter, Olive (Larry) Lovett of Aberdeen; one sister, Cleda Weittenhiller of Mauston, Wis.; one grandson; four stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Marie E. Kuebler
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Marie E. Kuebler, 60, of 1623 10th Ave. S.W., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 1500 E. Melgaard Road. The Rev. Harold E. Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Spitzer-Osthus Funeral Home, 320 Sixth Ave. S.E.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
She died of cancer Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her home.
Marie E. Dick was born June 2, 1940, to Fred and Mabel (Aman) Dick in Eureka. She grew up and attended school in Eureka. In 1949, they moved to Aberdeen. She graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1958. 
She married Larry Kuebler on May 8, 1959, in Webster. They made their home in Aberdeen, where she worked at various cafes. In 1962, they moved to Rapid City and later to Riverside, Calif. In 1963, they moved back to Aberdeen and in 1965, they moved to Ipswich, where they owned Larry's Texaco. In 1967, they moved to Aberdeen and operated South Main Mobil until 1971. They then owned Kuebler Tank & Pump Company until 1989, when they semi-retired. In 1990, they started United Automotive, which they had continued to own.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Aberdeen.
She enjoyed traveling and NASCAR racing, and loved the outdoors. Survivors include her husband of Aberdeen; three sons, Bryan (Shelly) Kuebler of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Bradley (Traci) Kuebler of Lakeville, Minn., and Shayne (Gayle) Kuebler of Hayden, Idaho; two daughters, Penny Poitras and Tammy (Mark) Auske, both of Aberdeen; two brothers, Kenneth Dick of Riverside, Calif., and Ronald Dick of Aberdeen; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Casketbearers will be Bryan Kuebler, Bradley Kuebler, Shayne Kuebler, Andrew Poitras and Mark Auske.

Philip Hinckley
Glencross -- The funeral for Philip Hinckley, 74, of Glencross will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. The Rev. Dennis Fonkert will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge.
There will be a prayer service at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
He died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at his home.
Philip E. Hinckley was born Aug. 13, 1926, to William Parker and Grace (Goodacre) Hinckley on the family farm west of Hoven. He grew up on the family farm and attended high school in Gettysburg. He then purchased his own farm that was located northwest of Gettysburg. 
He married Shirley Tobin on June 29, 1946. In 1973, he moved to Glencross, where he purchased a farm south of Glencross. 
He married Paula Mentzer in 1988 in Mobridge, and they had since made their home on the farm near Glencross.
He was a member of various boards and organizations throughout his life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and combining, which he did for more than 50 years of his life. At one time he did custom combine work. 
Survivors include his wife of Glencross; two sons, Bill Hinckley and Don (Dawn) Hinckley, both of Gettysburg; three daughters, Peggy (Scott) Nash and Mary Ulmer, both of Rapid City, and Kathy (Allen) Haak of Huron; two brothers, William Parker of Camby, Ore., and Robert Malcolm of Pierre; two sisters, Nina Haag of Hoven and Jan Rowe of Sarasota, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Casketbearers will be his grandchildren.

Shirley Dilley
Redfield -- The funeral for Shirley Dilley, 72, of Redfield will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational-UCC Church in Redfield. The Rev. Tim Fugman will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Redfield under the direction of Thelen Funeral Home, Redfield.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Redfield.
Shirley Mommer was born June 28, 1928, to Earl and Helen (Hardie) Mommer in Redfield. 
She married Marshall Dilley on Sept. 2, 1951, in Redfield. They farmed in the Huron, Ree Heights and Philip areas. In 1958, they moved to Redfield, where he worked for the Spink County Highway Department and she worked at the coffee shop. He died in 1981, and she worked at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield until retiring in 1990. She moved to LaCrosse, Wis., in 1991 and lived with her daughter, Betty Benson. In 1994, she moved to Willmar, Minn., with her daughterÕs family. In 1998, she moved back to Redfield to be with her daughters and son.
She was a member of the Emerald Rebekah Lodge and First Congregational-UCC Church in Redfield.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Young of Redfield, Kate Dilley of Chamberlain and Betty (Terry) Benson of Willmar; one son, Paul Dilley of Redfield; three sisters, Marion Badger of Las Vegas, Evelyn Williams of Kansas and Doris Knecht of Houghton; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son in infancy, one brother and one sister.
Casketbearers will be Joshua Benson, Jacob Benson, Dale Kissner, Michael Knecht, Patrick Knecht, Don Knecht, Monte Nipp and Harry Schilling.

Sharon Davis
Gettysburg -- The funeral for Sharon Davis, 57, of Gettysburg will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg. The Rev. Marvin McPhee will officiate.
Burial will be in the Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.
There will be a prayer service at 7 tonight at the funeral home. 
Visitation will be all day today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
She died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Sharon Kay Davis was born March 11, 1943, to Elmer Smith and Eva Jackson in Gettysburg. She grew up and received her education in Gettysburg. 
She married William Davis on June 27, 1959, in Gettysburg. They made their home in Gettysburg until 1963, when they moved to Alamogordo, N.M., where they lived until 1964. She then returned to Gettysburg, where she had since resided. She worked as a waitress for several of the local cafes and later worked as a nutritional assistant at the Gettysburg Memorial Hospital. She later worked at the liquor store for Donnie and Kay Archer.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 
She enjoyed playing cards and games.
Survivors include her husband of Gettysburg; two daughters, Cathy (Wayne) Vander Vorst and Cindy (Donnie) Frost, both of Gettysburg; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one grandchild.

Floyd W. Ahlstrom
Hitchcock -- Floyd W. Ahlstrom, 75, of Hitchcock died Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Huron Nursing Home.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Riverview United Methodist Church in Huron. The Rev. Duane Ferrie will officiate.
Burial will be in the Altoona Cemetery in Hitchcock with military rites. Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and prior to the service Friday at the church.
Floyd Walter Ahlstrom was born Nov. 18, 1925, to Walter A. and Anna (Imker) Ahlstrom in Hitchcock. He attended McDaniel School and Hitchcock High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 until 1946.
He married Lila Harms on April 26, 1945, in Huron. They had two children. She died in 1950. He farmed for many years and then worked as a houseparent at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield from 1970 until his retirement in 1985.
He married Carol Ann Brock on June 16, 1952, in Webster.
He attended the United Methodist Church in Hitchcock. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2755 in Redfield, American Legion Post No. 84 of Hitchcock and the Hitchcock Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include five daughters, Kathy (Bill) Hill of Casper, Wyo., Sheila (Darrel) Hampton of Huron, Yvonne Leith of Howard, Lynette (Rod) Jungemann of Wolsey and Vonita Gardner of Sioux Falls; one son, Kelvin (Susie) Ahlstrom of Bonilla; two sisters, Sylvia Ruggerio of Ceres, Calif., and Marvella Kuehl of Huron; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one grandson and one sister.

Hattie B. Kurle
Java -- The funeral for Hattie B. Kurle, 95, of Java will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Java. The Rev. Del Neumeister will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Larson's Funeral Home in Mobridge in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. Friday until the conclusion of the prayer service and for one hour prior to the service Saturday, all at the church.
She died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the Selby Good Samaritan Center.

Louise M. Hartung
Huron -- Louise M. Hartung, 57, of Huron and formerly of Aberdeen, died of natural causes Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Huron. The Rev. Joe Holzhauser will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery in Huron with Welter Funeral Home in Huron in charge of arrangements.
A scripture service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Visitation will be this afternoon and evening at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the Mass Friday at the church.
Louise M. LaFrance was born Feb. 3, 1944, to Ernest and Lea (Schann) LaFrance in Devils Lakes, N.D. She attended schools in Devils Lake and graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1962. She graduated from Stewart's School of Hairstyling in Aberdeen in 1963.
She married John Hartung of Hoven on Oct. 19, 1963, in Devils Lake. They owned and operated Mr. John's Beauty Salon in Huron.
Survivors include her husband of Huron; two daughters, Sharleen (Gary) Hansen of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Michelle Hartung of Huron; one son, Shane (Nancy) Hartung of Sioux Falls; two sisters, Donna Anderson of Ceres, Calif., and her twin, Linda Walish of Buffalo, Minn.; three brothers, Ernest LaFrance Jr. of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Tim LaFrance of Durango, Colo., and Terry LaFrance of Devils Lake; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mabel Aadland
Britton -- The funeral for Mabel Aadland, 86, of Britton will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Britton. The Rev. Annie Tieszen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Britton Cemetery with Price Funeral Chapel in Britton in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and for one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
She died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton.
Mabel Laverne Hickok was born June 23, 1914, to Victor and Maude (Donaldson) Hickok on the family farm in Dayton Township, Marshall County. She grew up there and attended rural Marshall County schools. She graduated from Newark High School in 1932. After completing her education she worked for area families, helping with cooking, cleaning and caring for children.
She married Ingvald Martin Aadland on Sept. 23, 1934, in Britton. They farmed in Marshall County for a few years and then moved to Lodi, Calif. They returned to South Dakota and bought a farm near Kidder. They retired and moved into Britton in fall 1969. She worked as a ward clerk and nursing assistant at the Marshall County Memorial Hospital for 19 years. He died June 30, 1992, and she continued to make her home in Britton. In spring 2000, she entered Wheatcrest Hills, where she was a resident at the time of her death.
She had been active with the Presbyterian Women, various Marshall County Extension clubs and the World Day of Prayer. She was president of Eastern South Dakota Extension Clubs in 1968 and 1969. She had served as a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years.
She enjoyed working on the farm. She loved to garden and was known for raising flowers and plants. She enjoyed canning, making jellies and baking. She raised her granddaughter, Mabel Ann Stiegelmeier.
Survivors include one son, Donald (Georgia) Aadland of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Kathleen Aadland of Maddock, N.D., and Britton; one sister, Mazie Didreckson of Lodi; one brother, Pete Hickok of New York; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one infant son, two sisters and three brothers.
Casketbearers will be Allan Siebel, David Siebel, Stuart Eberlein, Larry Bosse, Dick Wismer and Bill Stirum.
Memorials may be directed to the Britton City Swimming Pool at P.O. Box 91, Britton, S.D. 58430.

Calvin Knife
Red Scaffold -- Calvin Knife, 56, of Red Scaffold died of natural causes Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Eagle Butte.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frazier Memorial Church near Red Scaffold.
Burial will be in the Frazier Memorial Cemetery with Luce Funeral Home in Eagle Butte in charge of arrangements.
A wake service will be at 6 tonight at the church.
Calvin Knife was born to Susan (Hollow Horn) and Phillip Knife in Frazier. He attended Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a flag and an honorable discharge on March 27, 1970. He spent most of his life working as a ranch hand.
He walked wherever he needed to go. He loved talking and taking care of the Frazier Church.
Survivors include one brother, Fred Knife; two half brothers, Doug Widow Sr. and Gilbert Widow of the Red Scaffold-Frazier area; and one half-sister, Betty Garreaux of the Red Scaffold-Frazier area; numerous grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Delilah J. Creek-Metcalf
Cherry Creek -- The funeral for Delilah J. Creek-Metcalf, 41, of Cherry Creek will be at 2 p.m. today at the New Community Hall in Cherry Creek. The Rev. Tony Garter and deacon Dora Bruguier will officiate.
Burial will be in the United Church of Christ Cemetery with Luce Funeral Home in Eagle Butte in charge of arrangements.
She died of natural causes Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Delilah J. Creek was born July 27, 1959, to Cyril Michael Creek and Eunice M. Eagle Horse-Creek in Cherry Creek. She grew up and attended school in Cherry Creek.
She married Stanley F. Metcalf Jr. on Dec. 13, 1980, in Eagle Butte. They had two children.
Survivors include her husband of Cherry Creek; one son, Monty Hale of Eagle Butte; three daughters, Londa Hale of Cherry Creek, and Sondra F. Metcalf and Rose Marie Metcalf, both of Eagle Butte; five sisters, Patricia L. Collier, Tisa Carter, Delia Francois and Vivian Johnson, all of Eagle Butte, and Della Creek of Cherry Creek; and four brothers, Dale Hale of Cherry Creek, Carl Dupris of Timber Lake, Cletis Creek of Pierre and Clayton Creek of Sioux Falls.
She was preceded in death by her mother and grandmothers.


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