Word has been received that a young man named Flynn, of Buffalo county, had been killed by eating wild parsnips. He was about 19 years old.
MELVIN J. HALL
Funeral: "Wednesday", Trinity Episcopal Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, SD
Born: Aug. 6, 1908 (?), Luverne, MN
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hall
Marriage: Jessie Wooledge (of Gann Valley), m. Nov. 8, 1932
Occupations: farmer near Gann Valley, moved 1941 to Pierre, employed at Wegner Auto
The Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin, OSB, 89, a monk of Blue Cloud Abbey,
Marvin, died at St. William's Nursing Home in Milbank Sunday, Jan. 22.
Funeral Mass will be held at Blue Cloud Abbey Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11:00
a.m. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of arrangements.
Father Stanislaus was born in Greensburg, IN, on Dec. 16, 1916. He
entered the Order of St. Benedict at St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad,
IN, in 1934 and professed final vows in 1938. In 1942, he was ordained
to the priesthood. He was assigned to St. Ann's Mission, Belcourt, North
Dakota, the following year. Named superior of St. Michael's Mission, St.
Michael, North Dakota, he remained there for six years, followed by
assignment to Immaculate Conception at Stephan, South Dakota, where he
served the parishioners of Stephan, Fort Thompson, Big Bend and Pierre.
He returned to Belcourt, North Dakota, for a brief time in 1966.
He was a founding member of Blue Cloud Abbey in 1950. In 1967, he was
named the Executive Director of the American Indian Culture Research
Center at Blue Cloud, a position he held until his death. Bishop Paul V.
Dudley of the Sioux Falls Diocese named him Vicar for Indian Ministry
and this past December, he received an honorary doctorate from Mt. Marty
College in Yankton. Soon after this, he suffered a stroke.
Survivors include: a brother, Joseph Maudlin of Diamond Bar, California; and a sister, Sister Marie Kathleen Maudlin, O.S.F. of Oldenburg, Indiana.
Note: died Jan. 22, 2006
MRS. JOHN RANK
Funeral: "Saturday", Duncan Catholic Church (12 mi. NW Gann Valley)
Cause of Death: farm accident
Burial: church cemetery
LOIS C. MERKLE STERRETT
Funeral: "Wednesday", Congregational Church
Died: "Monday", Jerauld Co. Memorial Hospital, Wessington Springs
Born: Aug. 13, 1923, Aurora county
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merkle
Education: Letcher high school
Marriage: Lester Sterett, m. May 29, 1941, Pipestone, MN
Locations: Letcher, Fedora areas; moved to Gann Valley 1967
DOLORES TRAMMEL CRANE
Born: Sep. 13, 1924, Highmore, SD
Parents: John & Loena (Melbourn) Trammell
Died: Sept. 29, 2003, Highmore, SD
Age: 79 yrs 9 ds
Education: Highmore High School; Northern State Teachers College (elementary education)
Occupation: rural school teacher in Hyde and Buffalo counties, and in Huron and Highmore. Owned and operated Crane's Welding (Highmore)
Marriage: Raymond Crane, m. Jun 12, 1949. He d. Feb. 26, 1988.
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Died: Sunday, Jan. 24, 1982 at Sioux Falls
Funeral: Wed., Jan. 27, 1982, United Methodist Church, Highmore
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Gann Valley
Born: Sep. 29, 1909 at Humboldt
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (Mary Snyder) Stephens
Locations: to Gann Valley in 1920
Education: High school at Gann Valley
Marriage: Carol Howard, m. Apr 17, 1940
Occupation: farming (Buffalo County); worked for Les Christenson (Hyde County, 1943); ranching in Hughes County (1946); custom haying (Highmore), also Farmers Union fuel delivery, Stephens Cafe
Other: School board, 20 years; county assessor
ANNIE M. TIYONA
Died: "Thursday," (Oct. 1985) at Weskota Memorial Medical Center,
Funeral: Monday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fort Thompson
Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Fort Thompson
Residence: Fort Thompson