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Herbert Budack
SISSETON -- Herbert Budack, 86, Sisseton, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at a Sisseton hospital. 
Funeral services are pending at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton. 

Nelda Kriech
WAUBAY -- Funeral services for Nelda Estella Kriech, 71, Waubay, will be Monday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster with the Rev. Neil Dean officiating. Music will be presented by organist LaVonne Prieb and soloist David Prieb. 
Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Phillips, John Phillips, Tom Utne, Brian Stulken, Jerry Phillips and Danny Grant. 
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. 
Nelda Kriech died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at a Webster hospital. 
She was born Dec. 10, 1926, to Earl and Gladys (Minor) Phillips at Waubay. She attended school in Waubay and lived in Waubay until her marriage. 
She married Vernon Kriech Feb. 12, 1956. The couple made their home and farmed southwest of Waubay in Central Point Township. Mr. Kriech died in 1973. She remained on the farm and farmed until 1983 when she retired from farming and moved to Waubay. 
She was a member of the Waubay Community Alliance Church. She enjoyed making donuts and crocheting. 
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Jane, Don and Kasha and Virgil, all of Waubay; three daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Keith Fuchs of Yankton, Judy and Raymond Sutten of Watertown and Bonnie and Jeff Hopkins of Waubay; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delbert and Doris Phillips of Estherville, Iowa and Alfred and Betty Phillips of Summit; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bud Bryant of Wichita, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Isabelle Oswald
CLEAR LAKE -- Funeral services for Isabelle Oswald, 96, Clear Lake, were today (Dec.5) in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Joe Short officiating. Music was presented by soloist Brad Felix, song leader Fran Fritz and organist Clarice Uckert. 
Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery at Gary. Pallbearers were Richard, Dan and James Parkhill, Mark Oswald and Stephen and Dwight Warkenthien. 
The Crawford-Eng Funeral Home of Clear Lake was in charge of the arrangements. 
Isabelle Oswald died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at a Sioux Falls hospital. 
She was born Dec. 7, 1901, to Richard and Agnes (Craney) Grigg at Clark. She attended grade school in Clark. She moved with her family to Watertown in order to attend Immaculate Conception School and was among the first graduating class of 1920. She attended Northern Teachers College in Aberdeen, Black Hills College in Rapid City, University of S.D. in Vermillion and Mount Marty College in Watertown. She taught in rural schools including Valley View, Watertown, Clark, Gary and Clear Lake. She also taught at the school for the blind in Gary and continued to teach at the school for the blind when it moved to Aberdeen. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit to prepare for teaching in the school for the visually impaired in Aberdeen. 
She married Karl Oswald June 20, 1940, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Clark. The couple lived at Gary where they farmed and Isabelle taught school. Mr. Oswald died in 1975. 
She served as a delegate for the state of South Dakota at the National Education Convention in St. Louis, Mo. She was active in the Soil Conservation projects in the area and the Association of Retarded Children (ARC). She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Gary. She was also active in the home extension clubs in Deuel County and served as chairman. 
Survivors include a sister, Muriel Grigg of Watertown; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Oswald of Watertown. 

Dennis Jordan
Dennis Jordan, 48, Watertown, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at a local hospital. 
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sogn-Messer Funeral Home. 

Marion Peterson
ARLINGTON -- Marion E. Peterson, 79, Arlington, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at an Arlington care center. 
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Revs. Loren Odland and Mark Svaren officiating. 
Burial will be in the Arlington City Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington and Tuesday at the church prior to the services. 
Marion Peterson was born Dec. 26, 1918, to Odin and Louise (Thompson) Peterson on a farm near Presho. He grew up in the area and attended grade school there. He graduated from Kennebec High School in 1937. He was baptized and confirmed in the Kennebec Lutheran Church. In 1941 he went to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked at Parker Appliance Co. In 1942 her married Rosetta Greathouse of Hetland. He entered the U.S. Army in 1944 to serve in Europe with the 80th Infantry Division. Following his discharge in 1946 they moved to Arlington. He began work as a clerk in the Arlington Post Office in 1946, becoming postmaster in 1950. He retired in October 1976. Rosetta Peterson died in 1982. 
He married Cecile (Braacken) Dahl Oct. 1, 1983. She died in 1994. 
Throughout the years he was active in Trinity Lutheran Church, various community organizations and was associated with others in the Parkview Apartment project. 
Survivors include a son, Sheldon of Sioux Falls; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sonja and James Whitehorn, Sharla and Dr. D.S. Coon and Sheryl and Robert Leekley, all of Petersburg, Alaska; five grandchildren; a step-daughter, Marsha (Dahl) Cold of Miami, Fla.; and a sister, Mildred Johns of Sioux City, Iowa. 

Vernon Saulsbury
ORTONVILLE, Minn. -- Funeral services for Vernon Milton Saulsbury, 78, Ortonville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Ortonville with the Rev. Richard Boehnke officiating. The organist will be Pat Kunz. 
Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery at Ortonville. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Saulsbury's grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be Bud Breen, Norbert Kelzer, Gary Reinke, Todd and Neal Jacobson and Dennis Rutland. 
Visitation will be in the Larson Funeral Home at Ortonville today (Wednesday) from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Mr. Saulsbury died Monday morning, Feb. 15, 1999, in a Clinton nursing home. 
He was born March 15, 1920, in Big Stone County to Verne and Minnie (Reinke) Saulsbury. He was baptized and confirmed and raised in the Clinton area and attended school in District 48. On Dec. 8, 1978, he married Lavonne Weaver at Webster, S.D. As a self employed carpenter and mason he worked in the Appleton and Ortonville areas. 
Among his interests was music and he will be remembered for entertaining the elderly at the nursing home where he was known as "Vern the Vagabond." He also enjoyed all animals. 
He is survived by his wife; two daughters and a son-in-law, Darlys and Joe Clemenson of Princeton and Debbie Friedrichs of Spicer; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Lonnie of Florence, Ariz.; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Kay and Gary Jacobson of Morris; two stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, Kenneth and LuAnn Weaver of Litchfield and Bruce Weaver of Crystal; two sisters, Leona Drake of Wisconsin and Vernis Hollingsworth of Chelan, Wash.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Herb and Helen of Benson, Kenneth and Gerda of Willmar and Duke and Evelyn of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Leona Saulsbury of Morris; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. 

Donald Erickson
MILBANK -- Funeral services for Dorothy C. Johnson, 91, Milbank, formerly of South Shore, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank with the Rev. Dennis L. Schultz officiating. She was the widow of Glenn C. Johnson. 
Burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Emanuel-Patterson Funeral Home in Milbank and Friday at the church one hour prior to the services. Family members are asked to meet in the church chapel by 1:30 p.m. Friday to attend services. 
Dorothy Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at a Milbank hospital. 

Myrtle Larsen
OLDHAM -- Myrtle Lila Larsen, 85, rural Oldham, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in a Brookings hospital. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lake Whitewood Lutheran Church with the Rev. Solvieg Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be in the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home at Arlington Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and in the church Friday before the services. 
Mrs. Larsen was born Aug. 11, 1913, on a farm near Arlington to Ole and Olga (Pederson) Larson Jr. She spent her early years and received her education in the rural Arlington area. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lake Whitewood Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the ladies aid. 
On Feb. 21, 1948, she married Ralph Larsen in the First Lutheran Church at Brookings. They farmed near Oldham until Mr. Larsen's death in 1988. She remained on the farm until the present time. 
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Beth of Spencer, Iowa, and Roger and Dawn of Lake Preston; four grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Larson of Arlington. 

Loren Schiefelbein
CLEAR LAKE -- Funeral services for Loren Schiefelbein, 75, Clear Lake, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake with the Rev. Peggy Zerface officiating. 
Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Clear Lake. 
Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford-Eng Funeral Home in Clear Lake and Saturday at the church prior to the services. 
Loren Schiefelbein died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Alpharetta, Ga. 

Edward Lehrke
BROWNS VALLEY, Minn. -- Edward Lehrke, Browns Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Zion Lutheran Church at Browns Valley. 
Visitation will be in the Larson Funeral Home at Browns Valley Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 

Vernon Enevoldsen
WHITE -- Vernon S. Enevoldsen, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in a Sioux Falls hospital. 
Funeral services were this morning (Feb. 17) in the Morningside Community Church at Brookings with burial in the United Cemetery near Badger. 
The Eidsness Funeral Home of Brookings was in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Enevoldsen was born Jan. 24, 1909, at Badger and was educated in the Badger, Bruce and Brookings area schools. 
He married Minn Smidt Aug. 4, 1934, in Parker. The couple lived in Brookings, Arlington, Hot Springs, Burke, Pickstown, Spearfish and Custer. The majority of his career was with the S.D. Department of Game, Fish and Parks. 
Mr. Engevoldsen was involved in the early development of many state recreation areas and roadside parks in South Dakota and was a district park supervisor at Oakwood Lakes State Park. He retired in 1974 and the couple moved to White in 1976. 
He is survived by his wife; a son, Myron of Brookings; a daughter, Myrna Holleman of Ham Lake, Minn.; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Cunningham of Brookings and Rozella Cunningham of Camas Valley, Ore. 

Alfred Gonzenbach
MILBANK -- Funeral services for longtime Milbank businessman Alfred Gonzenbach, 96, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Central United Methodist Church at Milbank. The Rev. Mark Holland will officiate. Music will be presented by organist Linda Stengel, vocalist Mark Miller and accompanists Linda Stengel and Rev. Holland. 
Burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mr. Gonzenbach's grandchildren, David and Trudi Gonzenbach, Lauri Gilbert, William and Hans Law, Sarah Theis and Annaliese, Jonathan and Maria Feekes. 
Visitation will be in the Emanuel-Patterson Funeral Home at Milbank today (Saturday) from 4 to 9 p.m. and in the church Sunday one hour before the services. Family members are asked to meet in the church by 1:45 p.m. Sunday to attend the services. 
He died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in a MiIbank hospital. 
Mr. Gonzenbach was born July 6, 1902, in Roggwil, Switzerland, to Alfred and Elisa (Gsell) Gonzenbach. He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelische Kirchgemeinde at Roggwil. 
He learned to make cheese as a young man and in November 1924 he immigrated to Wisconsin to use his cheese making skills. He worked in various locations and in Antigo, Wis., he met Alfred Nef. The two Swiss partners founded the Valley Queen Cheese Factory in Milbank in 1929. 
He married Trudy Hauser Sept. 12, 1935, in Roggwil. The couple arrived in Milbank in October 1935. 
Mr. Gonzenbach was a member of the United Methodist Church and was an active citizen in Milbank. He was a volunteer fireman for 37 years, a member of the Milbank City Council and active in the dairy community. He was a member of the Masons for 67 years. He and his partner, Alfred Nef, were named Outstanding South Dakota Businessmen in 1964. Mrs. Gonzenbach died in 1997. 
He was proud of his Swiss heritage that was demonstrated in his hobbies of managing his farm land, caring for his lake property and harvesting of apples. 
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Max and Jeanne of Milbank; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Ralph Colby of Minneapolis and Heidi and Ron Feekes of Osage, Iowa; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Karl Blattner of Switzerland. 

Amelia Highstreet
ORTONVILLE, Minn. -- Amelia Ella Highstreet, 76, Ortonville, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at an Ortonville nursing home. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, in the New Life Community Baptist Church at Ortonville with the Rev. Kory Tedrick officiating. The organist will be Marjean Rademacher. 
Burial will be in the Milbank, S.D., City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be staff and residents of Northridge Residence. Active pallbearers will be Michael, Stephen and Timothy Barr, James Benshoof, David Macy and Melvin Reinke. 
Visitation will be in the Larson Funeral Home at Ortonville Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and in the church Monday one hour preceding the services. 
Amelia Highstreet was born July 7, 1922, at Hurley, S.D., to Henry and Nancy (Edwards) Hoogestraat. She attended a country school near Milbank, graduating from the eighth grade. She had a news stand in the Austin, Minn., post office for several years around 1966 and then was involved with volunteer work at Mount Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis. 
After moving to the Northridge Residence, she distributed neck covers to the residents and helped in the beauty shop and activity center. She also helped fold and seal correspondence, shredding paper and knitting hangers. 
She enjoyed card games, bingo, cribbage and especially Twins baseball which was highlighted be attending a Twins game with Dr. Ross and his family. She received two World Series balls, which were autographed by all the players. 
She is survived by three sisters and a brother-in-law, Leona Hanson of Milbank and Ida Belle Diers and Betty and Bob Barr, all of Ortonville; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delmar and Imogene Highstreet of Sheridan Wyo., and William and Ardy Hoogestraat of Anoka. 

Glenn Patridge
MILBANK -- Glenn Patridge, 75, Milbank, died Thursday evening, March 11, 1999, at the scene of a two-car accident near Cedar Mills, Minn. 
Funeral services are pending at the Emanuel-Patterson Funeral Home at Milbank. 

Neil Stianson
Funeral services for Neil Stianson, 52, 16252 455th Ave., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Del Olivier officiating. Burial will be in the Fron Cemetery at Roslyn. 
Visitation will be in the Crawford Funeral Chapel at Watertown on Monday, March 15, and in the church Tuesday before the services. The family is requested to meet at the church by 12:15 p.m. Tuesday for a prayer service. 
Mr. Stianson died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in a Rochester, Minn., hospital. 

Lydia Nelson
TORONTO -- Lydia E. Nelson, 96, Toronto, died Friday evening, March 12, 1999, in a Sioux Falls nursing home. 
Funeral services are pending at the Crawford-Eng Funeral Home at Clear Lake. 

Thelma Riggenholt
Mrs. (Henry) Thelma Riggenholt, 86, 801 N. Broadway, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in a Watertown care center. 
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Calvary Lutheran Church at Wallace with the Rev. Roy B. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Telemarken Cemetery near Wallace. 
Visitation will be in the Crawford Funeral Chapel at Watertown Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and in the church Monday prior to the services. The family is requested to meet at the church by 1 p.m. Monday for a prayer service. 

Betty Krause
Betty L. Krause, 77, 218 21st St. SW, widow of Larry Krause, died this morning (Saturday) in a Watertown hospital. 
Funeral services will be announced by the Crawford Funeral Chapel. 

Lillian Bear
MILBANK -- Lillian Bear, 83, Milbank, died this morning (Saturday) in a Milbank hospital. 
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in the Mundwiler Funeral Home at Mibank with burial in the Milbank City Cemetery. 
Visitation will be in the funeral home one hour preceding the services. 


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