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BERTHA CODY MURRAY

Birth: Dec. 29, 1895 (Hyde co., SD)
Parents: Thomas F. & Nora (Griffin) Cody
Marriage: Charles Murray, Dec. 28, 1932 at Highmore
Death: July 7, 1988 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore)
Age: 92y 6m 8d
Funeral: Saturday, July 9, 1833 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Occupation: Marshall Cafe, Hill Hotel before moving to Huron.
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: parents, 8 brothers, 2 sisters, nieces & nephews.

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EDWARD "MOSE" H. SINGLE

Birth: Aug. 15, 1902 (Sioux Falls, SD)
Parents: Rev. John & Elisa (Jarms) Single
Death: July 5, 1988 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore, SD)
Age: 85y 10m 20d
Funeral:  Thursday, July 7, 1988 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education: Highmore High School.
Occupation: McLaughlin Store (20yrs), Fuller Brush Company (1927), Highmore Creamery (17yr), Highmore Livestock Exchange (10yr)
Organizations/Civic:  President of the Tennis Association (1937), Highmore's Old Settlers' Day King (1983), First place winner in 8-ball tournament at age 77.
Preceded in death by: parents, two step-brothers.

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FLOYD IRA BROCK

Birth:  Jan. 4, 1900 (Beadle co., SD)
Parents:   Reuben J. & Clara (Meyer) Brock
Marriage: Vera Maginnis, November 27, 1925.  She d. Dec. 2, 1973.  7 children.
Death:  June 26, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 88y 5m 22d
Funeral: Thursday, June 30, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education: Huron high school
Occupation: farmer (Sully & Hyde counties); operated Farmers Union Cream Station in Highmore.  Wintered in Oregon & Arizona.
Organizations/Civic:  Highmore United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by: wife, son Darrel (Oct. 15, 1985), brothers Karl, Glen, Milton.

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TIMOTHY RAY ELLSWORTH

Birth:  May 21, 1965 (Pierre, SD)
Parents:  Robert & Bernice (King) Ellsworth
Death: Jun 26, 1988 (Highmore, SD) 
Age: 23y 1m 5ds
Funeral:  Wednesday, June 29, 1988 (Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stephan, SD)
Burial:  Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Stephan, SD
Education: Highmore High School (1984); Mitchell Vo-Tech (degree in meat cutting)
Occupation: Sooper Dooper store in Pierre
Other: enjoyed wrestling, rodeo, friends, outdoor activities
Preceded in death by: grandfather, George Ellsworth

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ROGER O. DAVIS

Birth:  February 21, 1912 (southern Hyde co., SD)
Parents: Frank & Leola (Cox) Davis
Marriage:  Gladys Zemlicka, April 4, 1936.  Two sons.
Death:  June 8, 1988 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age:  76y 3m 17d
Funeral: Saturday, June 11, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Occupation:  farmer; Highmore Livestock Exchange (11yr); baler man, Pioneer Garage (Highmore)
Locations: N. Hyde county, to near Highmore in 1961.
Organizations/Civic:  United Methodist Church, 4H leader (Eden twp., 5yr)
Preceded in death by: parents

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OTTO H. RUPKALVIS

Birth:  March 14, 1906 (Lithmania)
Parents: John & Elsie (Juska) Rupkalvis
Marriage: 1) Amanda Martens, Oct. 31, 1932 in Bridgewater, SD.  She d. 1976.  2) Leone Weidenbach, Oct. 1979.
Death: May 27, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 82y 2m 13d
Funeral: Monday, May 30, 1988 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD); Tuesday, May 31, 1988 (Zion Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, SD)
Burial: Bridgewater City Cemetery, Bridgewater, SD
Occupation: farmer (in SD)
Locations: Chicago, IL; South Dakota; Bridgewater, SD; moved to Rochester, MN (1956); to Sioux Falls (1969); to Highmore (1979)
 

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KATHERINE SCHERER HECKENLAIBLE

Birth: Aug. 25, 1887 (Worms, Russia)
Parents:  George & Margaret Scherer
Marriage: Gottleab Heckenlaible, Sr., Dec. 6, 1906, at Glen Ulin, ND.  He d. 1954.  5 children.
Death: May 21, 1988 (Mary House Sub-Acute Center, Pierra, SD)
Age: 100y 8m 26 ds
Funeral:  Tuesday, May 24, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore
Education:
Occupation:
Military:
Locations: Russia; to America with parents (age 13); Morton co., ND; to Virgil, SD in 1913; to Hyde co., SD in 1917; Highmore after husband's death; to Gettysburg (Oct. 1986) with daughter; Missouri Valley Nursing Home (Pierre, Jan. 1987).
Organizations/Civic: German Reform Church; United Methodist Church
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Preceded in death by: husband, 2 sons, parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers, grandson, great-grandson

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EMMA FISCHER

Birth: July 21, 1903 (Delmont, SD)
Parents:  Jacob & Elizabeth Fischer
Death: May 2, 1988 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore)
Age: 84y 9m 11d
Funeral:  Thursday, May 5, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Locations: Ashland, IL (with sister Helen Clark); to Highmore (1954) with sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Louis Tislau (they d. 1964); with Bessie Johnson (198101983); Highmore Manor until Dec. 1984; Highmore Nursing Home.
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: parents, brother Henry, sister Barbara

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GEORGE HENRY WERDEL

Birth:  July 12, 1902 (Buffalo co., SD)
Parents: Peter John & Mary Frances (Etbauer) Werdel
Marriage:  Agnes Wiedmaier at Easton, MO, 1934.
Death:  April 16, 1988 (Parkview Hospital, Pueblo, CO)
Age: 85 yr 9ms 4 ds
Funeral:  Wednesday, April 20, 1988 (Immaculate Conception Church, Stephan SD)
Burial:  Cedar Cemetery, Hand co., SD
Locations: southern Hand co.; Sturgis; to Canon City, CO (in 1986)
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: infant daughter Norma Jean; daughter Mary Frances Romero (Pueblo, CO); brothers John P. Werdel & William G. Werdel; sisters Barbara Bleha & Rose Hayes.

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LUNETTA L. "NETTIE"  BLOOMENRADER HAWKINS

Marriage:  Francis Edward Hawkins (of Eau Claire, WI), June 30, 1917 in Minneapolis.  He d. 1967
Death: Sunday, April 11, 1988 (Brookings Hospital, Brookings, SD)
Funeral:  Thursday, April 14, 1988 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore
Education: Huron College (1 yr, age 17), teacher examination
Occupation:  teacher at Harrold 1 yr; Highmore Herald during WWI.
Locations: Wisconsin, Highmore, Brookings after the death of her husband.
Organizations/Civic:  helped and provided food to those less fortunate
Other:  love of cars, gardens, sewing, angler, baking; cared for brother Herbert in declining years

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FRED RASKE

Birth:  Feb. 24, 1908 (Holland, IA)
Parents:  Hans & Hilka (Engberts) Raske
Marriage:  Doris Husted, April 25, 1975 at Highmore
Death:  April 8, 1988 (McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD)
Age:  80y 1m 15d
Funeral:  Tuesday, April 12, 1988 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore.
Education: rural Hyde county schools
Occupation:  farmer and rancher
Locations: Holland, IA;Washington twp., Hyde co., SD (age 2)
Organizations/Civic:  Our Savior Lutheran Church
Other: enjoyed bowling, gardening
Preceded in death by: parents, brothers Hagen & Henry, sister Lena Hiller

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WALLACE B. HAMLIN

Birth:  Feb. 4, 1905 (Holabird, SD)
Parents:  William B. & Annie Jane (Gadd) Hamlin.  Mother d. 1927, father d. 1937.
Marriage:  Elsie Samp, June 12, 1926 at Pierre, SD.  5 children.
Death:  April 1, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age:  83y 1m 27ds
Funeral:  Monday, April 4, 1988 (Church of Christ, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education:  South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD), 2 yrs.
Occupation: farmer
Military:
Locations: lived on the home farm, moved to Highmore in October of 1985.
Organizations/Civic:  Church of Christ (Holabird); township board, county commissioner
Other:
Preceded in death by: parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, son-in-law, grandson

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MARTHA DREW LUSK

Birth:  July 17, 1910
Parents:  Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Drew
Marriage:  John Lusk, April 17, 1979.  He d. Aug 29, 1979.
Death:  March 14, 1988
Age:  77y 7m 27d
Funeral:  Thursday, March 17, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education:  Highmore school, graduated 1928.  Huron College (2 yrs).  Miss Wood's Kindergarten School (St. Paul)
Occupation: Primary grade school teacher in Highmore (~10yrs); teacher in Japanese Relocation Center (Tule Lake, CA); primary teacher in Klamath Falls, OR. Retired 1975 to Highmore, then Hyde County Senior Citizens Center director.
Organizations/Civic: Past Matron of the Eastern Star
Preceded in death by: parents, husband

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EMMA L. BRODKORB BLASDELL

Birth:  June 29, 1917
Parents: August & Ella (Theeler) Brodkorb
Marriage:  George Blasdell, Jan. 19, 1936, Wessington Springs, SD.  One son.
Death:  March 4, 1988 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age:  70y 8s 5d
Funeral:  Wednesday, March 9, 1988 (United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education:  Logan twp., Jerauld co. schools
Occupation:  Ranched with husband in Hyde County.
Locations:  Jerauld co., SD;
Organizations/Civic:  Hyde County Farmers Union.
Preceded in death by: parents, brothers Werner, Warren, George, Leo, Buss

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RAYMOND E. CRANE

Birth:  April 15, 1923 (Miner co., SD)
Parents:  Amos & Edna (McGilvary) Crane
Marriage:  Dolores Trammell, June 12, 1949 at Highmore.
Death:  Feb. 26, 1988 (Jacksonville, Florida) (attending National Bowling Tournament)
Age: 64y 10m 11d
Funeral:  Monday, February 29, 1988, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Education:  Fedora High School (Fedora, SD), Vocational Welding School (Mitchell, SD)
Occupation:  General Service Garage until 1951, started Crane's Welding and Manufacturing.  Silent partner in local businesses.
Military:  U. S. Army (World War II, 1942-44) in European Theater as Technicians Sergeant in motor division
Organizations/Civic:  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW, Highmore Boosters Club. 
Preceded in death by: parents, brother Norman, sisters Bernice Eggbert & Agnes Kiel.

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GAYLORD B. HAIWICK

Birth:  Oct. 31, 1910 (Washington twp., Hyde co., SD)
Parents:  Knute & Gunda (Kvarneland) Haiwick
Marriage:  Bernice Tompkins, Feb. 14, 1937 at Pierre, SD.  Two children.
Death:  Feb. 23, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age:  77 yr 3 ms 33 ds
Funeral:  Saturday, Feb. 27, 1988, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Occupation:  Rancher in Bramhall twp., Hyde co. (1937-1969), retired to Highmore
Organizations/Civic:  Our Savior Lutheran Church, bowling league, Hyde County Senior Citizen Center, Bramhall Township Board, Bramhall School Board, Ree Electric Co-op Board.
Preceded in death by: parents, 5 brothers, two sisters

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UNA K. WEBER

Birth:  Dec. 29, 1909 (Tyndall, SD)
Parents:  Jacob & Katherine (Smelt) Hoff
Marriage:  1) Fayette B. Weber, Mar. 22, 1930 in Huron, SD.  Four children.
Death:  Feb. 23, 1988 (Pierre, SD)
Age:  78y 1m 24ds
Funeral:  Saturday, Feb. 27, 1988, United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Occupation:  Hyde County School System, 34 yrs.  Retired 1975.
Locations:  Avon & Springfield, SD; farm until 1948, then Highmore.
Organizations/Civic:  Eastern Star, Jolly Janes Extension Club
Preceded in death by: parents, one sister, two brothers

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NORMA VIVIAN GUGIN

Birth:  September 10, 1901 (Laurens, IA)
Parents:  Lena & Fermer Jones.
Marriage:  1) Arnold Johnson, Dec. 23, 1922.  He d. 1946.  2) Earl Gugin, 1963.  He d. 1980.
Funeral:  Thursday, February 11, 1988, United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial:  Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Locations:  Laurens, IA; to South Dakota (1910), Highmore & Holabird areas after marriage, to Pierre in 1951, to Huron in 1960, Huron & Miller areas, entered Oahe Manor at Gettysburg in Dec. 1987.
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: parents, sons Lyle and Lloyd, daughter Norma Kost, husbands.

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WILLIAM HOWARD. LEESMAN

Birth:  February 4, 1923 (Sully co., SD)
Parents: Clarence & Alma (Smith) Leesman
Marriage:  Lorena Knodel, on Nov. 13, 1944 in Harrold, SD.  Five children.
Death:  Feb. 5, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age:  65y 1d
Funeral: Tuesday, February 9, 1988 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD (Military Rites)
Occupation:  Owner of Praire View Motel in Highmore, retired 1986.
Military:  U. S. Armed Forces
Locations:  Farm north of Harrold, SD; moved to Highmore (1966)
Organizations/Civic:  Highmore City Countil, American Legion, VFW, Highmore Fire Department, Hyde County Gun Club, Highmore Booster Club.
Other:  Hunter and fisherman
Preceded in death by: father Clarence; infant twin brother, sister Mildred Leafgreen

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FRITZ H. DITTMAN

Birth: January 30, 1912 (Perham, MN)
Parents: Friedrich & August (Kempf) Dittman
Marriage: Pearl Bawdon, April 10, 1941, at Highmore.  Three children.
Death:  February 5, 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 76 yr 5 ds
Funeral:  Monday, February 8, 1988
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Occupation: farming and ranching.
Organizations/Civic: Crop Improvement Association, township board, church council
Preceded in death by: son Justin Harold (infant), parents, 6 brothers, 2 sisters

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RUDOLPH LEWIS HAGEMAN

Birth: 24 April 1912 (Ramona, SD)
Parents: Carl & Ida (Rehfelat) Hageman
Marriage: Regina Hoefer, at Blunt, 25 Aug 1937 Four children.
Death: 01 Feb 1988 (Highmore)
Age: 75 ys 9 ms 7 ds
Funeral: 04 Feb 1988 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Highmore
Occupation: C&NW RR (33 years). Retired 1975.
Military: US Army (WWII); Bronze Star & Purple heart
Other: live in Ramona, Harrold, Highmore. St. Mary's Catholic Church, American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans
Preceded in death by: parents, 1 sister, 4 brothers.

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CONRAD HENRY NEWTON

Birth: 02 Jul 1907 (Wolsey, SD)
Parents: Oscar & Emma Newton
Marriage: Luella Stewart (14 Jul 1936)
Death: 26 Jan 1988 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 80 yrs 6 ms 24 ds
Funeral: 28 Jan 1988, United Methodist Church, Highmore
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore
Education: Wolsey high school graduate
Occupation: mercantile business with father; family business in Sioux Falls; IGA store. Retired 1968
Other: Sportsman; city council; director of First State Bank
Preceded in death by: parents, two infant sisters

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GERALD T. MCGIRR

Birth: 18 Jan 1922 (north of Wessington)
Parents: Tom & Kate (Lakner) McGirr
Marriage: Gladine Vaughn (24 Aug 1947). Two daughters.
Death: 29 Jan 1988 (Pierre, SD)
Age: 66 yrs 11 ds
Funeral: 01 Feb 1988, United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Wessington Cemetery, Wessington, SD (Masonic Rites)
Other: graduate of Wessington High School; US Army (WWII), Seventh Armored Division, Co. C, 17th Tank Batallion. Partook in Battle of the Bulge.
Occupation: Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative (30 years)
Community: American Legion, Masons, Methodist Men, Hyde Co. Library Board, Booster Club, bowling and golf leagues, gardening, fishing, woodworking.
Preceded in death by: parents

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LAWRENCE ARNOLD STOLEY

 

Birth: June 02, 1901 (Hamilton co., Iowa)

Parents: Alvald & Nellie (Hefte) Stoley

Death: Dec. 13, 1987 (Miller, South Dakota)

Funeral: Dec. 19, 1987, Our Savior Lutheran Church (Highmore, South Dakota)

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Hyde County.

Age: 86 years 6 ms 13 ds

Marriage: February 24, 1924, Georgina Haiwick.  Five children.

Life synopsis: Came by train with his family to Hand County in March of 1910; farmed in Eden twp., retired in 1962 to Highmore.  In addition, he had an insurance business for ~ 50 years.

Preceded in death by: parents, wife, son Loren, daughters Irene Mason and Ardell, brother Oliver, sister Clara, infant sister.

 

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HILDEGAARD WOLZ DANBURG

Birth: May 14, 1901 (Hutchinson co., Freeman, SD)
Parents: John C. & Elizabeth (Stern) Wolz
Died: July 6, 1986 (Pierre, SD)
Age: 85 yrs 1 mo 22 ds
Baptism & Confirmation: Hebron Lutheran Church (Freeman, SD)
Marriage: 1) Fred Knodel, Sept. 14, 1919, Menno, SD. Lived near Freeman and Holabird. 2) Devern Danburg, 1942, lived in Miller and Huron.
Other: Entered nursing home at Highmore in 1983.

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EARL HALL ELFRINK

Birth: August 23, 1907, northern Hyde County.  Twin to Merle.  Oldest of ten children.
Parents: Harry & Lulu (Hall) Elfrink
Died: June 7, 1986 at Azie, Texas
Age: 78yr 9ms 14ds
Spouse: Helen Polzer*, m. Jun 7, 1935.  She was from Pender, NE.
Occupation: farmer and rancher
Preceded in death: brothers Lyle and Wayne, Wayne's twin sister, sister Trilla, foster son Dicky.
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MARVIN HECKENLAIBLE

 

Birth: Nov. 29, 1925 (Hyde co., SD)

Parents: Reinhold & Lydia (Kost) Heckenlaible

Death: Aug. 2, 1986 (McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD)

Age: 60y 8m 3d

Military service: U. S. Army, European Theatre WWII.  Received Purple heart.  Served during the Korean War as well.

Marriage: Donna Giesel (Highmore, Jul 20, 1946).  Two daughters.
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CLYDE HILL

Born: May 16, 1898 (Marble Rock, IA)

Parents: Louis & Margaret (Homeier) Carbiener

Died: December 28, 1986 (Miller, SD)

Age: 88 years 7 months 12 days

Locations lived: Moscow, Idaho; Meade co., SD; Mora, MN; returned to SD in 1919 to north of Highmore.

Marriage: Frances Weber, September 29, 1925 (Marion, SD)

Occupations: helped run Hill Hotel (40 years), Postmaster

Baptism & Confirmation: Catholic, July 1985.

Preceded in death by: parents, stepfather (Art Hill), two stepbrothers (Howard and Willard Hill and their wives, Inola and Helen Hill.)

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NORMAN HENRY HJORDT

 

Birth: Aug. 22, 1909 (Hyde co., SD)
Parents: Hans & Anna (Swanson) Hjordt
Death: Sep. 15, 1986 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 77y 23d

Military service: U. S. Army, WWII.  Artillery. 2 1/2 yrs in SW Pacific, Hawaii, Philippines, Okinawa.  Discharged Dec 1945.

Occupation: farmed with brother (Vernon) until retiring in 1976.

Preceded in death by: parents and one sister.

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CECIL NEWTON JOHNSTON

Birth: Jun 22, 1899 (Forreston, TX)
Parents: Albert Sidney & Vela Ann (Newton) Johnston
Death: Apr 2, 1986 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore, SD)
Age: 86y 9m 29ds
Education: Forreston Independent School
Marriage: Emily Jarratt (Feb. 3, 1918)
Occupation: Farmer (Forreston area) to 1977, then relocated to SD
Preceded in death by: parents; daughter Imogene; infant granddaughter Betty Patricia; sister Ione (Mrs. John) Dugger; niece Mrs. Bill (Wilda) Williams.


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MILLARD KIEL

Born: March 13, 1907 (Lake Preston, SD)

Parents: William & Magdalena (Hupfer) Kiel

Died: May 24, 1986 (Sioux Falls, SD)

Age: 79 years 2 months 12 days

Other: moved from Lake Preston to Haakon Co. in 1908.  He had 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Moved to Highmore in 1929.

Marriage: 1) Agnes Crane (d. 1948)  2) Marion Henderson, Dec. 31, 1949, Madison, Nebraska
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 ERNEST KOZEL

 HIGHMORE- Ernest Kozel, 79, of Fort Myers, Florida, died Monday April 14, 1986, in Fort Myers Community Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Highmore, with the Rev. Mark Holland officiating.  Burial will be in Bohemian National Cemetery.

 He was born July 24, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. John (Anna Cermak) Kozel at Highmore.  He farmed on his parents’ farm and later had his own farm for 30 years.  In 1961 he retired and worked for the local lumber yard.  After the death of his parents, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971 to live with his sister, Alice, and her husband, Emmet Wolfe.  Since 1975, he had spent the winters in Fort Myers, Florida.

 He was a member of the Methodist Church.
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SSDI: b. 23 Apr 1903, d. Dec 1981

Last Residence: Highmore, Hyde co., SD

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JEANETTE AUCH

Rites held for Jeanette Auch

Funeral services were held in Our Savior Lutheran Church this Wednesday for Jeanette Auch who died Saturday at the Huron Nursing Home at the age of 78 years, seven months and 26 days. Pastor Youngquist officiated and burial was in the Highmore City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Knippling, Donald Knippling, Daniel Knippling, Gale Auch, Steven Auch and Marlin Auch.

Jeanette Lillian Palmer was born April 23, 1903, at Martin County, Minnesota, near Granada, to Ray and Mary Spain Palmer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

She received her education in rural schools and attended Southern Normal School at Springfield, where she received her diploma and started teaching. She taught in rural schools in Scotland for five years before she married.

She was united in marriage to Emil Auch on March 8, 1927, at Yankton. To this union two children were born. The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March, 1977.

She and her family lived at Lesterville a year and in the spring of 1928 moved to Harrold. In 1932, they moved to a farm in Hyde County, where they resided until 1978, when she and Emil moved into Highmore. She began teaching again in 1943 and taught in rural schools in Hyde County until her retirement in 1967. After this time, she did substitute teaching. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and always a willing participant. She was also active in Extension work and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, two brothers and one granddaughter.
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THOMAS (BUD) BARNETT

 

Born: April 22, 1918, Highmore, SD

Parents: Raymond & Katherine (Cody) Barnett

Died: August 14, 1987, Highmore, SD

Spouse: Dorothy E. Rutherford, m. June 4, 1944, Highmore, South Dakota

Preceded in death: parents, infant brother and sister

Funeral: Aug. 17, 1987, United Methodist Church, Highmore, South Dakota

Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

 


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MAE BRADY

Mae Brady was born July 7, 1894, at Senica [sic], Illinois, to Jim and Anna (Noonan) Brady and died June 16,1987, in Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 92 years, 11 months and nine days.

She moved to Esterville, Iowa, with her family and spent seven years there. In 1902, the family moved to Highmore, where she attended school. She also attended State Normal School in Aberdeen and later taught school in Hyde County for many years.

She was baptized in the Catholic faith and was a member of the Catholic Daughters.

In 1970, she moved to Pierre and at the time of her death resided in Maryhouse.

[survivor information omitted for privacy]

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.


Unknown, undated newspaper

from the scrapbook of Jacque McDonnell

EVELYN CLARA OLSON

Evelyn Clara Olson was born April 18 1910 at Tilford, South Dakota, to Carl M. and Emma Mabel (Jensen) Olson and died March 27, 1987, at her home in Highmore, South Dakota, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and nine days.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was an active member in the church. She received her education in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was united in marriage to Orville Olson in 1929, at Highmore. To this union one daughter, Dolores Eleaner, was born.

In 1933, she was united in marriage to David Olson in Highmore. They lived in Idaho, Minnesota and South Dakota. They moved to Stockton, Calif., and resided there during World War II. In 1946, they moved back to Highmore. They farmed in Franklin Township until they retired and moved into Highmore. He died October 25, 1973.

She was united in marriage to John Cherland July 29, 1978, in Highmore and he died November 26, 1985.

Through the years, she was very involved in the community and enjoyed to plan and organize activities and entertain in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial in Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

JOHN E. CHERLAND

Birth: Nov. 5, 1919 (Highmore, SD)
Parents: Ole T. & Mary Ellen (Nellie) Cherland
Death: Nov. 26, 1985 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD)
Age: 66y 21d
Education: Illinois Township school
Occupation: farmer, rancher in northern Hyde County
Church affiliation: Our Savior Lutheran Church
Marriage: Evelyn Olson, Jul 29, 1978, Highmore, SD
Preceded in death by: parents, brother Tildon


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

PATRICK DANIEL COWAN

Birth: Jun 11, 1936 (Harrold, SD)
Parents: Art & Mary (Gregg) Cowan
Died: Oct. 3, 1985
Cause of death: Airplane crash
Age: 49y 3m 22d
Marriage: Elayne Carmody, June 22, 1959 at Parkston, SD.  Nine children.
Church affiliation: St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by wife and son Douglas Mark.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown Newspaper, undated

Handwritten: 12-1981

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

HOWARD DALTON

Word was received Sunday evening of the accidental death of Howard Dalton, 54, of Littleton, Colorado, a Highmore native. Survivors include his wife the former Margaret Grey and two brothers, Harley and Hilbert Dalton, Highmore.


The Highmore (SD) Herald

Thursday, December 24, 1981

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

DELORES DAVIS

Funeral: Dec. 15, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Hoven, SD
Death: Dec. 12 (Holy Infant Hospital, Hoven, SD)
Birth: Nov. 20, 1921 (Harrold, SD)
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schaefer
Education: Harrold schools
Marriage: Thomas Davis, Sep. 4, 1947 (Harrold, SD)
Locations: Harrold, Highmore, Hoven
Preceding her in death: parents, one son, one sister
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown, undated newspaper

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

 

ELWOOD "JACK" DAVIS

Elwood "Jack" Davis was born February 25, 1907, in Nebraska to Edward and Maude Davis and died April 23, 1987, near Highmore, South Dakota, at the age of 80 years, one month and 25 days.

He was baptized in the Methodist faith. He received his education in rural schools in northern Hand County.

He was united in marraige to Grayce Miller September 29, 1930, at the Presbyterian Parsonage in Miller, South Dakota. To this union one son was born.

He spent his life farming and doing farm-oriented jobs. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church.

He was preceded In death by his parents; one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Betty; one granddaughter; three sisters; and two brothers.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial folder

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

 

MAURICE L. DURFEE

 

Funeral: Oct. 5, 1987, United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD

Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Born: March 6, 1924, Burke, SD

Parents: Thomas & Maude Durfee

Died: Oct. 1, 1987, Hand Co. Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD

Age: 63 yrs 6 mos 25 ds

Education: Carroll School (Herrick, SD; grade school), Herrick High School

Occupation: Farmhand, grocery store clerk

Memberships: United Methodist Church, Oahe Fishing Club

Preceded in death by: parents; 5 brothers; 1 step-brother
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

 


From obituary scrapbook of Jacque McDonnell

Unknown, undated newspaper

JIM ERLANDSON

Full Name: Francis James Erlandson ("Jim")

Born: March 3, 1919, Dawson, Minnesota

Died: July 16, 1987, Cape Coral, Florida

Parents: Fred and Harriet (Peterson) Erlandson

Funeral: Cape Coral, Pastor Maurice Anderson

Relocated while in grade school, attended Highmore High School, served in military, worked with his father as a plumber, worked at Sully Buttes Telephone Company. From 1960, left Highmore for various locations in South Dakota, 1980 Utah, Sept. 1986 to Cape Coral.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

 


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

ETHEL DUNLAP FAULSTICH

Birth: March 30, 1909 (Sully co., SD)
Parents: Robert E. & Mildred (Sorenson) Dunlap
Death: Oct. 27, 1985 (Huron Regional Medical Center, Huron, SD)
Age: 76y 6m 27d
Marriage: Norbert J. Faulstich (May 24, 1932) (Highmore, SD).  Two children
Occupation: Ranching with husband until 1964 (Hyde co.).  Rural school teacher, taught at Highmore Public School.
Church Affiliation: United Methodist Church (Highmore)
Predeceasing her in death: parents, sister Ruth Wooley
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

HENRY C. FORMAN

Funeral: Sep. 25, 1987, United Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Born: Oct. 5, 1892, Highmore, SD
Parents: Frank R. & Rose (Kozel) Forman
Died: Sep. 22, 1987, Hand Co. Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD
Age: 94 yrs 8 mos 22 ds
Locations: childhood in Eden twp., Hyde co.; Highmore (1930).
Marriage: Inez King, m. May 17, 1950 at Huron, SD
Occupation: farmer, janitor at Hyde County Courthouse
Memberships: United Methodist Church, Rebecca and Odd Fellow Lodge
Preceded in death: parents; 2 brothers (Frank and Philip); wife
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

JACKSON HENRY FRAME

Birth: Aug 6, 1895 (Boyden, IA)
Parents: Henry A. & Margaret (Jackson) Frame
Death: Aug. 1, 1985 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore, SD)
Age: 89y 11m 24d
Education: Spring Lake, Highmore, Academy.  Later Southern Minnesota Normal College.
Marriage: Emma Victoria Johnson (Jun 1, 1918) (Sedgwick Church).  She died 1979
Locations: Detroit, MI (early 1920s); Ohio; Pennsylvania, Chicago (1940)
Occupation: General Motors (Detroit); Buick Division of General Motors (Chicago).  After retirement taught at Greer Institute
Military Service: WWII, taught at the Navy Pier.
Church Affiliation: Methodist
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial folder

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

HERBERT WILLIAM FREIER

Funeral: Aug. 18, 1987, Luze Funeral Home

Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Born: November 29, 1907, Trip, SD

Parents: William Peter & Louise (Warnke) Freier

Died: Aug. 14, 1987, Highmore Nursing Home

Age: 79 yrs 8 mos 15 ds

Education: Tripp High School (grad. 1927)

Locations: Hutchinson co. during childhood; Michigan and Minnesota as a young adult, worked on the family farm during WWII, farm south of Ree Heights; Highmore Nursing Home (Nov. 1968)
Preceded in death: parents, sister (Linda, 1985)
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

 


Unknown Newspaper, undated

Handwritten: d. Aug 27 1979; burial Aug 30 1979

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

MARGARET GALLAGHER

Margaret E. Gallagher, 86, formerly of 1639 Kansas Avenue S.E., died Monday at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.

The funeral Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Martin’s Catholic Church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John McEneaney. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, DeSmet.

She was born March 7, 1893, to Owen and Mary Gallagher at DeSmet. She was a housekeeper in the Catholic rectories at Highmore and Miller for several years before moving to Huron in 1961. She was a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jack (Mamie) Dailey, Huron; a niece, Mrs. Michael (Laura) Myers, Springfield, Minnesota and a nephew, Joe Dailey.

Pallbearers are A.W. Schlimgen, Richard Kearns, George Blue, Vincent Thieman, Fred Kadlecek, and Roy Pierce.


Unknown, undated newspaper

from the scrapbook of Jacque McDonnell

LOUISE KRISMER HARTSHORN

Louise Joan Krismer was born June 18 1897, at Theilman, Minnesota, to Joseph and Anna (Hoffman) Krismer, the fifth of a family of seven children, and died March 24, 1987, in Highmore, South Dakota, at the age of 89 years, nine months and six days.

Her family moved to Lake City, Minn., when she was very young and it was there she grew to womanhood. Following graduation from high school, she taught in a rural school in the Lake City area. The following year, she taught in a rural school near Clarion, Iowa.

At the close of the school term, she married Hugh Hartshorn on April 30, 1918. After their marriage, they lived on a farm in Iowa for two years. During this interval a daughter, Virginia, was born.

She and her family then moved to a ranch in South Dakota, situated 20 miles south of Highmore. A son, Fred, and another daughter, Jane, completed the family. In 1957, Hugh died following a heart attack. She continued to live on the ranch with her son until 1972. At that time, failing health made it necessary for her to retire. She and Fred bought a home in Highmore, where they lived for the balance of her life.

Her love of antiques progressed from a hobby into a business she enjoyed for many years, both in her rural home and after moving into Highmore. She was an active member of the community, serving on the school board for several years and helping organize a very active PTA, of which she was a past president. She was also a member of Eastern Star and PEO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters, one brother and one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Jane) Drescher.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Medicine Hill Cemetery, Harrold, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

LORRAINE NICHOLSON HOFFMAN

Birth: June 29, 1924 (Holabird, SD)
Parents: Vincent & Gladys (Stanton) Nicholson
Death: Sep. 19, 1985 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age: 61y 2ms 20 ds
Locations: Blunt, Holabird, Highmore (South Dakota)
Education: Highmore High School.
Occupation: Central West Telephone Exchange (till marriage).  Farmed with husband 40 years.
Marriage: Oscar Hoffman, Nov. 25, 1945 (Highmore, SD).  One daughter.
Church Affiliation: Immanuel Lutheran Church
Preceding in death: parents, sister Mildred
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown Newspaper, undated

SSDI: 13 Sep 1895 – Dec 1983, died Elgin, Kane co., Illinois

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

ELLA HOLTZMAN

Mass held for Ella Holtzman

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin, Illinois, and funeral mass Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Highmore, for Ella Holtzman, 88, who died December 26 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin. Her son, The Rev. Jerome Holtzman, officiated with Bishop Paul Dudley of Sioux Falls, presiding over the final Commendation.

Also concelebrating the Mass were the Rev. Paul Backman, pastor of St. Mary’s Highmore, Fr. James Doyle, the homilist, from Sioux Falls; priests from the diocese including: Father Joseph Mardian, Robert Flannery, Robert Krantz, Joseph Muryphy, Paul Morgan, Charles Nemmers, Marvin McPhea, Roger Gedietyz, Edward Burian, James Englert, Don Molumby, Howard Carroll, assisted by Deacon John Coles, Sioux Falls. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highmore.

She was born September 13, 1895, in Esterville, Iowa, the daughter of James and Anna Noonan Brady.

She was a teacher in Hyde County schools for many years, and served as Clerk of the Courts and Register of Deeds in the forties.

She moved to Elgin, Illinois from Highmore in 1953, and was a teacher at St. Laurence Catholic School in Elgin before retiring.

She was member of St. Laurence Catholic Church; the Altar and Rosary Society; the NAIM Society and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, 1942. They were married in 1923 in Highmore. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ellen, three brothers and four sisters.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

 


Unknown, undated newspaper

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

CHARLES F. INGLE

Charles F. Ingle was born July 15, 1904, at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Julie (Stran) Ingle and died April 24, 1987, at the Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore, South Dakota, at the age of 82 years, nine months and nine days.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He received his education in Parochial Schools in Prairie du Chien. He moved to the Harrold, South Dakota, area in 1919, working as a construction worker in Hughes County.

He was united in marriage to Ila Parks in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, on October 27, 1937. To this union three sons were born.

He was a mall carrier in the Blunt area from 1938-42, before moving to California, where he owned and operated a water well company. He moved back to Harrold in 1947 and was a U.S. Mail contractor until his retirement in 1976. He became a resident of the Highmore Nursing Home in 1981.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Dennis; one Infant sister; and three brothers:
Lawrence, George and Cyril.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown Newspaper, undated

Handwritten: d. 12-9-81; burial 12-12-81

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

DALE L. KERR

HIGHMORE – Dale Lee Kerr, 25, of Highmore died Wednesday in Casper, Wyoming.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, Highmore, with Bill Coop officiating. Burial will be in the Highmore City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at the Hurd-Laze Funeral Home, Highmore.

A family service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dale Lee Kerr was born June 28, 1956, in Wichita, Kansas, to Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Etta James) Kerr. He grew up near Garden Plain, Kansas, and moved with his family to a farm near Highmore in 1965. He attended Highmore public schools where he graduated with honors in 1974. He was active in academics and athletics.

He attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he was a member of the Theta Tau Fraternity, and received a BA in geological engineering in 1978. He was employed by Magcobar Division of Dresser Industries Inc. of Casper, Wyoming.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, Highmore.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Source unknown
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

DOROTHY SARVIS KUTZ

Dorothy Marcille Sarvis was born July 26, 1924, in Highmore, South Dakota, to Ben and Ella (Green) Sarvis and died March 6, 1987, at St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 62 years, seven months and 10 days. She was the fourth child in a family of seven brothers and two sisters and received her education in the Highmore school system.

She married Donald Kutz January 3, 1945, in Highmore. They spent the first 30 years of their married life on the Kutz family ranch northwest of Highmore Their children, Diana and Ginger, were born during that time.

Her role as wife, mother and later as grandmother was the center of her life.

In 1975, she and her husband retired from the ranch and built a new home in Highmore. She then had the opportunity to pursue her interest in ceramics. She became quite knowledgeable in the ceramics-making process and taught many classes in her home, until illness forced her to quit.

She was a member of Sedgwick Lutheran Church when living on the ranch and became a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church after moving to town.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Edwin, Wayne and James Sarvis.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Memorial folder for Mary L. Laverdure
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

MARY LOUISE BERCIER LAVERDURE

Funeral: Thursday, July 9, 1987, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, Hyde co., South Dakota
Funeral: Saturday, July 11, 1987 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Belcourt, North Dakota
Burial: St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt, North Dakota
Arrangements by Luze Funeral Home, Highmore, South Dakota
Given Name: Mary Louise Bercier
DOB: March 20, 1903 at Belcourt, North Dakota
DOD: July 7, 1987, Huron Regional Medical Center, Huron, Beadle co., South Dakota
Parents: Louise and Mary Rose (LaFournais) Bercier
Attended school at Wahpeton, North Dakota
Occupation: at St. Ann's Mission in Belcourt, North Dakota, 15 years. Stephan Mission, 17 years, housekeeper.
Marriage: February 3, 1925, Fred Laverdure
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unnamed, undated newspaper

Funeral April 18, 1986

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

GEORGE LESLIE

Memorial services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Highmore Nursing Home for George Leslie, 78, who died Monday at the Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller. Pastor Steve O’Dell will officiate and burial will be in the Highmore City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Anderson, Leroy Olson, Henry Forman, Milton Wiesman, Herb Freier and Glen DeHaven.

Friends may call at the Luze Funeral Home from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unnamed, undated newspaper

Handwritten: d. 12-20-81, funeral 12-23-81

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

ADELIA LETTAU

Funeral services were held in the United Methodist Church this Wednesday for Adelia Lettau who died at the Hand County Memorial Hospital at the age of 72 years, nine months and 22 days (on December 20, 1981). The Rev. Orland Sloat officiated and burial was in the Highmore City Cemetery (December 23, 1981).

Pallbearers were Art Marso, Ray Misterek, Robert Houdek, George Sharp, Harold Aasby and Kenneth Heintz.

Adelia Boger was born February 28, 1908, at Garrison, North Dakota to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boger.

She received her education in Garrison. She married Joel R. Lettau of Whitewood on July 5, 1925, at Washburn, North Dakota. To this union four children were born.

She and her family lived and farmed in Harrold area until Joel’s death July 13, 1945, when she moved into Harrold. She worked in several cafes and was a cook at the Harrold consolidated School. She moved to Highmore in 1963 where she worked in cafes and for various families in the area. She was making her home at the Highmore manor at the time of her death.

Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters, three brothers, husband and son, Alvin.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown, undated newspaper (from scrapbook)

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

DENSEL MASON

JAMESTOWN. N.D. — Services for Densel Mason, 52, former Rapid City resident, were held at St. James Catholic Church Wednesday with The Rev. Bernard Pfau officiating. He died Sunday at the Jamestown Hospital.

Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Services are under the direction of the Eddy Funeral Chapel.

Mason was born at Highmore, S.D., on March 13, 1935, to Robert and Clara (Gunderson) Mason. He was educated in Highmore, and graduated from Highmore High School. In 1953, he entered the U. S. Army and was stationed at Chicago until his discharge.

He married Joanne Coyle in Rapid City on Nov. 16, 1956. The couple lived in Rapid City for about one year. In 1958, he moved to Highmore, and later lived in Miller, S.D.; Park River, N.D.; Langdon, N.D.; and Virginia, Minn. In 1982, he moved to Jamestown to serve as president and'
chairman of the board of the First Bank of North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown newspaper (scrapbook)

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

RUTH HENDERSON MCDONALD MATTHEWS

Ruth Elberta Henderson was born November 23 1896, in Delaware County, Iowa, to Bert J. and Mary Jane (Patton) Henderson and died January 11, 1987, at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun City, Arizona, at the age of 90 years, one month and 18 days.

She moved to Wessington in 1902 with her family and attended school there and later at Huron College Academy. While teaching in Highmore, she met W.J (Bill) McDonald and they were married June 20, 1917 They established their home in Iowa and one son, Julian, was born to them.

They moved back to Highmore, where they managed the dry goods department of the McLaughlin Co., later purchasing it. She continued to operate the McDonald Dry Goods for several years after the death of Bill in 1951.

While on a world cruise, she met Harry Matthews in New Jersey and they were married November 4, 1961. In several years, they moved to Arizona where her husband died in 1972. She sold her home in 1984 and moved Into the Sun Valley Lodge. She was always active in community activities, serving on the Board ot Education, was a member of the Highmore Congregational Church and later the United Church of Christ in
Sun City. She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 70 years, having served as Worthy Matron, organist and in other offices.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; her son, Julian, in 1975; her only brother, Dr. Willard P. Henderson, in 1960; and her nephew, Dr. Peter B. Henderson, in 1986.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

DONNALENE ANN (CHICKEE) McCORMICK

Birth: Sep. 4, 1934 (Big Stone City, SD)
Parents: Welcome E. & Charlotte (Moss) Prior
Death: Jul 22, 1985 (Long Beach, CA)
Age: 50y 10m 18d
Religious affiliation: Lutheran
Education: Highmore and Sissteon schools
Marriage: James McCormick, 1950, Long Beach, CA.  He d. 1975.  One daughter.
Occupation: medical receptionist
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Memorial folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

GLADYS HAZEL HAMBLIN MCWEENY

Funeral: Sep. 18, 1987, Grace Bible Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD
Born: Jan. 1, 1911, Minnesota
Parents: Minnie & Asa Hamblin
Died: Sep. 15, 1987, Highmore, SD
Marriage: George Owen McWeeny, Dec 13, 1927, Highmore, SD
Preceded in death: husband, parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unnamed, undated newspaper

SSDI: b. 28 Jan 1898, d. Oct 1981

Last residence: Monrovia, Los Angeles co., CA

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

FRANK THOMAS MELBOURN

Birth: January 22, 1898
Parents: John & Minnie Melbourn (on family homestead, Van Order twp., Hyde co.)
Marriage: Ruth Bartz of Highmore, June 22, 1926
Death: October 11, 1981, Monrovia, California
Age: 83
Funeral: Oct. 14, 1981, Douglass & Zook Chapel (Monrovia, CA)
Burial:  Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia.
Education: West Van Order School, Aberdeen Normal (Steam Engineer certificate)
Occupation: family farm, grain thresher, insurance business, owned bowling alley at Wessington Springs, grain and cattle business, installing water and sewer systems, operated Larsen Equipment Rentals in California, retired 1977.
Organizations/Civic: Odd Fellows Lodge, Ree Valley No. 70 Masonic Lodge of Highmore, York Rite Masonic Bodies, Al Malakiah Shrine Temple of Los Angeles, CA.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


 

Unknown newspaper (scrapbook)

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

 

LEROY ALBERT OLSON

Birth: Sep. 19, 1913, Peno twp., Hyde co., SD
Parents: Axel & Bessie Louella Olson
Marriage: Donna June Noe, Dec. 16, 1945.  1 daughter, 3 sons.
Death: Jan 10, 1987 (farm accident)
Age: 73yr 3ms 21ds
Funeral:
Burial:
Education:
Occupation: farmer, rancher
Military:
Locations: Peno twp., Hyde co.; to Highmore (1976)
Organizations/Civic: Peno twp. School board, Peno twp. board, Hyde County Weed Board.
Other: hunting and fishing
Preceded in death by: parents, stepfather Walter Johnson, brothers Clarence and Vernon (Bud).

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

FRONIE SCHMIDT PARKER

Fronie Schmidt was born January 30, 1905, in Hyde County, South Dakota, to Leopold and Veronica (Giodt) Schmidt and died October 25, 1985, at her home at Highmore Manor at the age of 80 years, eight months and 25 days.

She was united in marriage to Frank Parker in January, 1938, at Pierre, South Dakota. To this union two children were born.

She was a lifelong resident of Highmore and an active member of the Legion of Mary.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1953, three brothers and one sister.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown newspaper (scrapbook)

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

DANCEY LEE PETERSON

Birth: Feb. 1, 1954 (Pierre, SD)
Parents: Lee & Catherine (Dancey) Peterson
Marriage: Colleen Bachand, October 22, 1977 at Sturgis, SD.  2 children.
Death: Feb. 20, 1987 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, SD)
Age: 33yr 19ds
Education: Loomis twp., Hyde co. grade school; Highmore high school, South Dakota State University (Brookings, Animal Science degree, 1987)
Occupation: at Union Center (1 yr), farmed north of Highmore, Korkow Trucking (Blunt)
Organizations/Civic: Hyde County Weed Board, Farmhouse member at SDSU, ASCS Committeeman, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus
Preceded in death by: grandmother Mary Dancey; grandfather Lewis Peterson.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Memorial Leaflet

Pleasant View Cemetery, Highmore, South Dakota

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

SILAS PETER SAMPSON

Silas Porter Sampson was born May 18, 1899, at Radcliffe, Iowa, to Sven and Amanda (Quam) Sampson and died February 27, 1986, at the Regional Medical Center in Huron, South Dakota, at the age of 86 years, nine months and nine days.

He and his family moved to Illinois Township in Hyde County, South Dakota, in 1907. He grew to manhood and received his education there. He attended Sunday School and church at the rural Sedgwick Church.

His growing years were spent on the family farm, helping with the farm work. Throughout his life, he worked as a farm laborer in different areas in South Dakota. He had been a resident of the Highmore Nursing Home for the past several years and thought of it as his home.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clarence; and one sister, Gertrude Kussman.


Unknown Newspaper, undated

Handwritten: burial 11-30-82

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

facts extracted

PEARL SANDERSON

Birth: March 28, 1899
Parents: Grant & Amelia (Giles) Peterson
Marriage: Arthur Sanderson
Death: Saturday, November 27, 1982 (St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre)
Age: 83
Funeral: November 30, 1982 (graveside).  Hurd-Luze funeral home in charge.
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery
Education: Hughes co. schools
Occupation: school teacher, western S.D.
Locations: moved to Hughes co. (1909); Peno twp., Hyde co.
Organizations/Civic:
Preceded in death by: parents, daughter, husband

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unnamed, undated newspaper

Handwritten d. 1-24-82; burial 1-27-72

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

facts extracted

WILLIAM STEPHENS

Birth: September 29, 1909 (Humboldt, SD)
Parents: Elbert & Mary (Snyder) Stephens
Marriage: Carol Howard, April 17, 1940.
Death: Sunday, January 24, 1982 (Sioux Falls)
Age: 72
Funeral: Wednesday, January 27, 1982 (United Methodist Church, Highmore).  Hurd-Luze Funeral Home (Highmore) in charge.
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery (Gann Valley, SD)
Education: Gann Valley
Occupation: farmed in Buffalo co., worked for Les Christenson in Hyde co., bought ranch in Hughes co. (1946), custom haying in Highmore (1961), Farmers Union fuel delivery, Stephens Cafe.
Locations: from Humboldt to Gann Valley (1920), to Hyde co. (1943), to Hughes co. (1946), to Highmore (1961)
Organizations/Civic: school board (20 years), county assessor
Preceded in death by: parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, nephew, 2 nieces.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown, undated newspaper

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

facts extracted

HULDA HERR VILHAUER

Birth: October 2, 1902 (Hutchinson co., SD)
Parents:  Gottlieb & Lydia (Schnabel) Herr
Marriage: John J. Vilhauer, Jan. 1924.  He died 1963.  8 children.
Death: April 15, 1987 (Highmore Nursgin Home, Highmore)
Age: 84ys 6ms 13ds
Locations: Hutchinson co.; to Hyde co. spring of 1928 (for 35 years); to Highmore after husband's death (for 20 years).
Organizations/Civic: Our Savior Lutheran Church, ALCW
Preceded in death by: husband, parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unknown, undated newspaper

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

 

EVERETT RAY VOLZ

 

Birth: March 12, 1922 (Hyde co., SD)
Parents: Clifford P. & Ruby M. (Byerly) Volz
Death: May 16, 1987 (Covington Heights Nursing Home, Sioux Falls)
Age: 65yr 2ms 4ds
Education: Highmore schools.
Occupation: construction (SD), steel worker (WI), retired 1984.
Military: Army, 1942-1946
Locations lives: Hyde co., to Wisconsin in 1960, to Brookings, SD in 1984, Covington Heights in Sioux Falls in March 1987.
Preceded in death by: parents, brother Ernest.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Unnamed, undated newspaper

Handwritten d. 3-4-82; funeral 3-9-82

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

EMMA VONDRA

Birth: March 29, 1891 (northern Hyde County)
Parents: John & Marie (Sedlacek) Vondra
Marriage:
Death:  March 4, 1982 (Highmore Nursing Home, Highmore)
Age:
Funeral: Tuesday, March 9, 1982 (St. Mary's Catholic Church)
Burial:  Highmore, SD
Organizations/Civic: Catholic Altar Society; secretary for Legion of Mary; Court of Little Flower, Catholic Daughters of America; Progressive Extension Club.
Occupation:
Locations lived:  Hyde County
Other: lived on the ranch with brothers, until brother John died in 1962.  Ranch was sold, moved to Highmore.  Highmore Nursing Home in Sept. 1977.
Preceded in death by: parents; brothers Jim, Joseph, Will, Frank, John; sisters Mary Bouzek, Agnes Thurston, Jessie Jarvis, Bessie Hanson, Lottie.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


From obituary scrapbook of Jacque McDonnell

Unknown, undated newspaper

CHARLOTTE VOPAT

Name: Charlotte Wales Vopat
Birth: Jan. 7, 1891 at Sioux City, Iowa
Died: July 10, 1987, Fairfield, California
Marriage: John L. Vopat, Jan. 1922
Other: Grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin. After her marriage lived in northern Hyde county, South Dakota until her husband died, then into Highmore until 1976, then to California to live with a niece.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


facts extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

JAMES CHARLES VOPAT

Birth: June 17, 1901 (Hyde co., SD)
Parents: James & Mary (Prokopp) Vopat
Death: Jan. 14, 1986 (Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, Hand co., SD)
Age: 84y 6m 27d
Education: Union Twp. rural school
Marriage: Amy Shoemaker, Nov. 19, 1924.  Three children
Church affiliation: St. Boniface Catholic Church (Seneca, SD)
Preceding him in death: wife, four brothers, three sisters, one infant sister, two grandchildren
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


 

facts extracted from Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

WILLIS MCINTYRE "MAC" WARNER

Born: Onawa, Iowa, Sept. 19, 1925
Parents: Odie Edmund & Katherine C. (Wimer) Warner
Died: July 3, 1985, Highmore, SD (at his home)
Age: 48y 9m 14d
Locations: Blencoe, IA (to the home of his aunt, Jennnie Creswell and great-uncle James McIntyre); Onawa, IA; Highmore, SD
Military: U. S. Navy beginning Sept. 1944 ending June 1946
Marriage: B. Arleen Burrows, Sep. 22, 1946
Occupations: cafe operator; construction work; Super Value store; Northwestern Public Service; Bureau of Reclamation/Dept of Energy
Preceding him in death: parents, brother Ralph, aunt Jennie Creswell
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Unknown Newspaper, undated

Handwritten: Nov. 84

SSDI: b. 19 Feb 1912, d. Nov. 1984

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

DALE THOMAS WEBB

Birth: Feb. 19, 1912 (Highmore, SD)
Parents: Clay & Ethel (Clark) Webb
Marriage: Helen Hanke, April 26, 1961.
Death: Saturday, Nov. 3, 1984 (Huron Nursing Home, Huron, SD)
Funeral: Tuesday morning
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Highmore High School, Yankton College
Occupation: manager of Marvin Hughitt Hotel
Military:World War II
Other: secretary of Elks Lodge, Brotherhood and Protective Order of Elks No. 444
Preceded in death by: parents

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Memorial folder
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

FRED ROOD WINANS

Funeral: 1) Sept 15, 1987, First United Methodist Church, Pierre, SD 2) First Methodist Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery
Died: Sep. 12, 1987, Pierre, SD
Born: Jan. 19, 1904, Highmore, SD
Parents: A. D. & Emily (Maas) Winans
Education: Law degree, University of South Dakota Law School, Vermillion (1929)
Marriage: Marian Sharp, 1929
Occupation: Attorney, Hyde County States Attorney, Hyde County Judge, State Senate, Circuit Judge, South Dakota Supreme Court (retired 1976)
Preceded in death: 2 sisters (Marjorie, Reva); 1 brother (Ralph); parents


Memorial Leaflet

Burial at Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

LUTSKE WIERSMA ZILVERBERG

Born: Jan. 28, 1888 at Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Parents: Johannas & Janneke (Keiser) Wiersma
Died: Oct. 26, 1986, Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, Hand co., SD
Age: 97y 8mo 28ds
Spouse: Jake Zilverberg, m. Nov. 28, 1910, Tyndall, SD.  Five children.  Mr. Zilverberg d. 1973.
Locations: Tyndall, Tripp, Wessington Springs, Hyde co. (1928).  Farmed and ranched, move to Highmore in 1945 when retired.
Church affiliation:Christian Dutch Reformed Church
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


From the Scrapbook collection of Jacque McDonnell
Unknown Newapaper, unknown date

ROSS GERALD VAN BALEN

Date and Place of birth: September 30, 1929, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Parents: J. J. and Nellie VanBalen, Stephan, South Dakota
Age at death: 57 years, 9 months, 25 days
Education: Hyde county schools
Occupation: took over his father's ranch in Hyde county, co-founder and owner of Highmore Livestock Exchange
Marriage: 1) Katherine Knippling, November, 1952, Stephan, South Dakota. She died April 1963 in a plane crash. 2) Mary Creager, January 1965.
Date and Place of death: Saturday, July 25, 1987, Lexignton, Kentucky
Funeral: July 30, Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stephan, South Dakota.
Burial: parish cemetery at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stephan, South Dakota

 

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