Obituary contributed by Susanne Bain
IRENE ROSE THURINGER HELWIG
Birth: Aug 08, 1917 (near Eden)
Parents: George and Johanna (Wier) Thuringer
Baptism: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Eden)
Marriage: Max Helwig (in Eden, SD)
Death: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 (Milbank, SD)
Funeral: "Thursday" (Immaculate Conception Church, Waubay)
Burial: Waubay Catholic Cemetery
Education: Eden, SD
Occupation: Telephone operator, house cleaner, babysitter, caretaker for church, cafe in Ortley. Retired 1987.
Locations: Milbank, Waubay, Eden, Grenville, Ortley.
Organizations/Civic: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Altar Society; Waubay Senior Citizens.
Preceded in death by: son and daughter.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
LAURA (BEALS) HARTT, wife of Rev. Albert Hartt of Alpena, South
Dakota was born in Blaine, Maine, on Sept. 18, 1879. She passed away
at the Methodist hospital in Mitchell, S.D., on October 5, 1943,
after an illness of 5 years. She received her education in the
Blaine public school and Ricker Junior
College, Houlton, Maine. She then taught school for three years in the public schools of Aroostook Co. Maine.
On Christmas Day, 1900, she was united in marriage to Rev. Albert Hartt, and immediately thereafter took the position which she faithfully filled for forty-three years as mistress of her parsonage home. Eight of these years were lived in Maine, and thirty-five of them in South Dakota. Arriving in the State in November 1908, her first home was in Selby, S. D. Subsequently she lived in Britton, Lead and Redfield. During the two years in which her husband served in the First World War as chaplain, Mrs. Hartt and family lived in Mitchell, S.D. Following the war the family was stationed at Pierre. Subsequent
pastorates were at Groton, Doland, Hecla, and Miller. Two years ago, in feeble health, Mrs. Hartt entered at Alpena, her last parsonage home.
Death came to her peacefully at the end of two months stay in the hospital at Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, two sons, James C. of Huron, S.D. and Julian N. of New Haven, Conn.; two daughters: Mrs. A. L. Hutchinson of Lexington, KY, and Betty of Alpena, Four grandchildren survive her and also four brothers and two sisters.
OLSON - Oreal A. Olson of Mapleton, Oregon passed away on November 19, 1975 at the age of 58. He was born in Langford, South Dakota on August 11, 1917. He is survived by his wife, Almyra; 8 children: Mrs. Floyd (Ann) Jordon of Eugene, Carol Olson, Mapleton, Danny Olson, Swisshome, Mrs. Richard (Monica) Lane, Florence, Judy Olson, Springfield, Michael Olson, Mapleton, Jo Ellen Olson, Mapleton, Cheryl Olson, Mapleton, his mother, Cora Olson of Langford, South Dakota; sisters, Mrs. Fred (Doris) B[orup ?], Seattle; Mrs. Ken (Frances) De[ckter ?], Seattle; two grandchildren: Tammy Olson, Swisshome, Patrick Jordon, of Eugene. Funeral services will be held at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Florence, Oregon, Friday, November 21 at 3 p.m. Interment will be held in the family cemetery in Britton, South Dakota.
BRITTON, June 8. - Harry F. Plaisted died today after a month's illness of Bright's disease. Mr. Plaisted was one of the pioneers of Marshall county, coming here in 1883. He took up 480 acres of land, locating an addition to the town of Britton upon a portion of one quarter section. He was a staunch democrat, running last fall upon the democratic ticket for sheriff and coming within a few votes of being elected. He leaves a wife and two children, an aged father and hosts of friends throughout the country to mourn his loss.
BRITTON, S.D., Oct. 31. - George M. Hindman, aged 21 years, only son of Hon. D. T. Hindman, died last night after a long and painful illness. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.
BRITTON, S.D., July 13. - Walter Pratt, a man about 21 years old, was thrown from a load of hay and killed. The wagon and rack turned bottom up on top of him.
Suffering from heart trouble, and pneumonia, Mrs. J. D. Hill of Veblen died on Wednesday of last week, aged 41 years. A husband and several children survive her.
Mrs. Waldo Jeffries, of this city, who had been taken to Hot Springs for her health, Jan. 10, died last Friday, at Custer. She was the wife of Waldo Jeffries and leaves beside her husband, three children, Darwin, Clarice and Marvin. Mrs. Jeffries came from Michigan and was married six years ago to Waldo Jeffries at Britton. They had made their home in Aberdeen for the past four years. W. B. Jeffries of 604 Lincoln St. N. is brother-in-law of Mrs. Jeffries. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wilson chapel. Burial will be made at Riverside cemetery.
The death of Mrs. Ella Holen occurred at Britton last week. She was born at Tronhjem, Norway, June 11, 1874, and came to this country with her parents settling at Britton in 1889. In December of that year she was married to Mr. Holen and they took up their residence on a farm twelve miles from that place, where they resided until four years ago, when they moved to Britton. Three children, with the husband, are still living.
A. H. McCruy of Britton, 89 years old, a relative of J. E. McDougall of Britton, former lieutenant governor of the state, died at 7 p.m. last night in a local hospital after suffering several weeks from cancer. He recently underwent an operation.
The deceased has a number of relatives at Britton, who were expected in the city late today to take charge of the body. Services and internment will probably take place at Britton. The body is resting at the J. B. Moore undertaking parlors awaiting relatives.
The wife of Dr. Kaps passed away at Britton. She was formerly Miss Maude Singer of Winfred. An infant child is left.
BRITTON, S.D., Jan. 7. - Mrs. Maud Hamilton, wife of Charles Hamilton and daughter of the late J. J. Aplin, died today after a long illness. She was widely known and greatly beloved in the community, having lived here from early girlhood, and her untimely death is deeply deplored. She leaves a husband, four children and mother and sisters to mourn her loss.
Emma, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. George Kranmer of Langford passed away Saturday morning at the Custer Sanitarium where she has been spending the past ten months in hope of relief from tuberculosis, with which she was suffering. The mother of the young girl died in Aberdeen five years ago and Olive, a younger sister, was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery in April of this year.
The body of the girl will be brought to Aberdeen as soon as railroad connections with the western part of the state is restored, and internment will be made at Riverside cemetery.