Aanestad, Carl G.

Acheson, Cathrine Doud

Acheson, Alfred

Adcock, John James

Aldrich, Earl Martin

Alguire, John

Andersen, Ane Katrina

Andersen, Anton

Andersen, Olga A.

Andersen, Petrea Bundgaard

Andersen, Simon Christian

Anderson, Frank

Anderson, George Emil

Anderson, Julius Ingeman

Anderson, Marlys Ophelia Riswold

Anderson, Mary Hilreka Cornelius

Anderson, Mary Jane Relf

Anderson, Paula Mary

Arneson, Christine Klungess Arneson

Atwater, Wesley D.



Barlow, Jesse E.

Barbour, Harris O.

Barnes, Raymond Francis

Berg, Guri O. Pederson

Buckmeyer, Martin

Bunde, Maurice

Butler, Ida May Siglar

Davis, Grayce Miller

DeShazer, Donna Schilling

DeZotell, Tillie Swallestune

Doucet, Joseph



Edgerton, Alonzo J.

Gilberts, John

Grigsby, Melvin

Hahn, Ernest "Bud"

Hobert, Emma L.

Le Blond, J. B.

Markley, Charles M.

McDonald, Charles W.

Meyer, Louis

O'Brien, Mina E. Lusk

Royce, L. O. Infant


Shrigley, Mrs. A. H.

Smith, Carol Dittman

Sommars, May

Stephens, William

Strub, William "Bill"

Thill, Hazel Mae

VanBalen, Ross Gerald

Volz, Everett Ray

Wangsness, Mrs. Thomas

Williams, Charles B.




Contributed by Jim DeZotell


Thursday, November 27, 1952

The Freeman Courier (Freeman, SD)

Mrs. J. De Zotell, of Soo Falls the mother of Mrs. Clarence Preheim in Freeman died, age 59 years.


From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Birth: Sept. 9, 1945 (Mitchell, SD)
Parents: Floyd & Charline Dittman
Marriage: Mick (Vernell) Smith (June 28, 1964, Highmore)
Death: Sept. 19, 1992 (Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD). Diabetes complications.
Age: 47 yrs 10 ds
Funeral: Wednesday, Sept. 23 1992 (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Highmore, Aberdeen high school, Dakota Wesleyan University (1981-1983, Associate Degree in nursing)
Occupation: Nurse (Mid-Dakota Hospital in Chamberlain); school nurse (Crow Creek Reservation High School), Cross Country Nursing Professionals, South Dakota Department of Health.
Locations: Hyde county until 1990, then Sioux Falls
Preceded in death by: daughter Sara Jean, father Floyd Dittman

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

From the memorial leaflet
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Funeral: January 15, 1993, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Highmore, SD
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery, Highmore, SD with Military Rites

Ernest "Bud" Hahn was born August 29, 1924, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Ernest and Nellie May (Curtis) Hahn and died January 12, 1993, at the Huron Regional Medical Center at the age of 68 years, four months and 13 days.
He was baptized in the Evangelical United Brethren faith, raised and educated in Sioux Falls. He worked as an engine lathe operator until 1946, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as a teletype mechanic, received the World War II Victory medal and was honorably discharged.
He moved to Hyde County and worked for various ranchers. He married Elinor Aasby in June, 1939. To this union two children were born.
He was a member of the American Angus Association and the Masonic Lodge.
He was united in marriage to Agnes Haiwick Goehring on December 31, 1966, and lovingly accepted her eight children as his own. They operated a farm north of Holabird until his death.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Highmore.
Survivors include: his wife of Holabird; one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Cheryl) Cowan, Holabird, one son, Michael Hahn, Elbert, Colo.; seven step-children: Mary Hinkle, Holabird; Dianne Hoffman and Bonnie Lennick, Highmore; Wilbur Goehring, Yankton; Joan Hansen, Forest City, Iowa; Phyllis Ehlers, Fridley, Minn.; and Eugene Goehring, Aberdeen; one sister, Mrs. Lauren (Lola) Howe, Sioux Falls; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-son, Kenneth Goehring.

The Daily Huronite
Friday, March 29, 1946


Wessington Springs, Mar. 29 -- Memorial services were held at Colton Sunday for Pvt. Maurice Bunde, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Bunde of this vicinity. The Henry T. Berdahl Post of the American Legion of Colton participated in the service.
Pvt. Maurice Bunde was born at Lyons, April 6, 1909. He was baptized and confirmed in the Colton Lutheran Church and graduated from Lyons High School.
Pvt. Bunde, who, according to the records of the War Department, has been missing in action for one year is now officially recorded as having died in the service of his country Jan. 7, 1945. He was one of the first six men of the 14th Armored Tank Division to lose his life. He was a crew member in one of the six tanks left to cover the retreat of his division near Drusenheim, France. His tank was hit and set afire. Bunde was not seen to have evacuated the tank.
Because the enemy occupied that area, no search for him was possible. This fact was testified by a crew member of another of the six tanks. A friend of Pvt. Bunde stated that he was sure Bunde had not escaped from the hit tank.
Pvt. Bunde entered the service April 8, 1942. At that time he was farming near Bison. He received his training at Fort Knox, Ky. He joined the 14th Armored Division and had advanced training at Camp Chaffee and Camp Campbell, Ky. He was sent overseas Oct. 14, 1944, landing at Marseilles, Oct. 30, and going immediately to the front line battle area. Here he remained in combat until his death in 1945.
Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. John Endahl, Wessington Springs; Mrs. Selford Starkey, Meadow; Mrs. Roy Thompson, Colton; Mrs. Arlen Burg, Sioux Falls; and three brothers: Theander Bunde, Lane; Lawrence Bunde, Sioux Falls, and Melvin Bunde, Hartford.

Joseph Doucet

Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 23 Aug. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

CALEDONIA, Minn. – Joseph Doucet, 80, of Caledonia, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Sioux Valley Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was born Aug. 9, 1926, in La Crosse to Joseph and Theresa (Curti) Doucet and grew up in Genoa.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Cordula; three daughters, Kathy (Tom) Michel of Plover, Mary (Bruce) Knutson of Brownsville, Minn., and Jane (Darrell) Reigel of Marshfield; three sons, Alan (Nancy) Doucet of La Crosse, Bob (Becky) Doucet of Holmen, and Jim (Karen) Doucet of St. Paul, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and two brothers, Gerald (Joan) Doucet of Surprise, Ariz., and Donald (Betty) Doucet of Laurens, S.C.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 17 at Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent, Minn. Internment was in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Genoa.


From Funeral/Memorial Folder, contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Ross Gerald VanBalen was born September 30, 1929, in Dell Rapids, S. Dak., to J. J. and Nellie VanBalen of Stephan, S. Dak, and died July 25, 1987, at Lexington, Kentucky, at the age of 57 years, nine months and 25 days.
He grew up and attended schools in Hyde County. At the age of fourteen, he moved with his parents to a ranch in southern Hyde County, which he later took over following the illness of his father.
He was united in marriage to Katherine Knippling in November, 1952, at Stephan. He later became one of the co-founders and owner of the Highmore Livestock Exchange. His wife, Katherine, died in an airplane crash in April, 1963. He was married to Mary Creager in January, 1965.
Much of his life was given to the cattle business and at the time of his death, he was working with the Mopac Company.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy reasons]
Funeral: Thursday, July 30, 1987 at Immaculate Conception Mission Church, Stephan, South Dakota
Burial: Stephan Mission Cemetery, Stephan, South Dakota


Unknown, undated newspaper

Contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Everett Ray Volz was born March 12, 1922, in Hyde County. South Dakota, to Clifford P. and Ruby M. (Byerly) Volz and died May 16, 1987, at Covington Heights Nursing Home in Sioux Falls at the age of 65 years, two months and four days.

He received his education in Highmore schools. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1946. He worked construction in South Dakota until 1960 when he moved to Wisconsin to work as a steel worker. He retired and moved to Brookings. South Dakota, in 1984. He has been a resident of the Covington Heights Nursing Home since March, 1987.

He was baptized in the Methodist faith. Survivors include: one sister, Mrs. Don (Dorothy) Murphy, White; eight nieces and nephews; Duane Elyea, Sioux Falls; Robert Elyea, Aurora; Sylvia Hoffman, Redfield; Lois DalPorto, Kansas City, Kans.; Joyce Sween and Sharon Clayton, both of Medina, NY; Randy Volz. Federal Way, Wash.; and Kim Volz, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest.






Unnamed, undated newspaper
Handwritten d. 1-24-82; burial 1-27-72
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton


HIGHMORE – The funeral for William Stephens, 72, of Highmore who died Sunday January 24, 1982 in Sioux Falls will be 1 p.m. Wednesday January 27, 1982 in the United Methodist Church, Highmore, with Mrs. Lila Sloat officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Gann Valley on January 27, 1982.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 2-4 p.m. at Hurd-Luze Funeral Home, Highmore.

He was born September 29, 1909, at Humboldt to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (Mary Snyder) Stephens. They moved to Gann Valley in 1920 where he graduated from school. On April 17, 1940, he married Carol Howard. They continued to farm in Buffalo County and moved to Hyde County in 1943 where he worked for Les Christenson until 1946 when he bought a ranch in Hughes County. He moved to Highmore in 1961 and did custom haying. He later worked for Farmers Union as a fuel delivery man until his retirement. He had since helped run the Stephens Café.

He served on the school board for 20 years and was a county assessor.

Survivors include his wife of Highmore; a son, William of Red Cloud, Nebraska; two daughters, Mrs. John (Cheryl) Knippling of Gann Valley and Dixie Stephens, Denver, Colorado; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Getzin of Humboldt, Olive Even of Humboldt and Mrs. Clifton (Edna) Fraser, Miller; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Howard Stephens, Canistota; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, a nephew and two nieces.

The Daily Argus-Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Wednesday, June 9, 1948, Page 4

Contributed by Shirley Wilkerson



Mrs. Herbert Butler, 66 of 609 1/2 North Lewis ave., died at a local hospital late Monday afternoon after an illness of two weeks. She had been a resident of Sioux Falls for the last 25 years.

Mrs. Butler (Ida May Siglar) was born December 30, 1881 at Carrolton, Ia. and grew up in that vicinity. Her marriage to Herbert Butler took place January 1, 1899 at Pocahontas, Ia. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1923.

She leaves her widower: four sons, Seth, Ralph, Herbert jr. and Fred, all of Sioux Falls; four daughters, Mrs. Cedric Lowry adn Mrs. Robert Mullenix of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Goldie Branam of Chicago and Mrs. Albert Weisenbuhler of Portland, Ore.; two brothers including Fred Siglar of Sioux Falls and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Bush of Sioux Falls.

Services will be held at the Miller Funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. A.R. Eschliman will officiate at the services with Mrs. C. B. Van Ausdall at the organ and Mrs. Norman Stordahl as soloist. Burial will be in Hills of Rest memorial park.


Earl Martin Aldrich, June 24, 1919 – Sept. 28, 2006
Buried: Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, Minneheha Co., SD

Dell Rapids Tribune Oct. 4, 2006

Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Earl passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006 at Dells Area Health Center at the age of 87.

Earl Martin was born June 24, 1919 in the Hartford – Colton area to parents Clarence and Inga (Haugse) Aldrich. He rode his pony to school in Colton, Crooks, and later Hartford Public School. He always had chores to do before and after school as well as helping his father with the farming. Earl was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Colton.

Earl was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Colton.

Earl married Martha Kampf on November 28, 1942 at United Methodist Church in Hartford. They farmed for 25 years northwest of Hartford, and then in 1967 they purchased a farm in the Baltic-Dell Rapids area where they lived until retiring in 1982.

Earl enjoyed taking his family to horse shows and fairs. He was a good, kind man and liked helping his family and friends when ever he could. He was a member of Community Riders Saddle Club, Odd Fellows in Hartford, United Methodist Church, Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club, Dells Rocky Run Golf Course, and was on the Baltic Farmers Elevator Board for 9 years.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Martha, Dell Rapids; daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Dennis Krier, Sioux Falls; son, Donald Aldrich and his wife, Susan, Renner; 5 grandchildren, Renae Pekas, Aja Goff, Ainsley Aldrich, Christie Burke, and Kelly Vietor; 4 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Pekas, Hayden Goff, Jackson Burke, and Lauren Burke; and many other relatives and friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 at United Methodist Church Dell Rapids, with Rev. Frank McKeehan officiating.

Honorary casketbearers were Lewis Belfrage, Lowell Ronning, Nels LeVan, Stanley Nelson, Russ Middlen, Donald Swenson and Roger Hanson. Caskebearers were Kenny Alfson, Dale Thompson, Neil McLeod, Lowel Grave, Dr. Mike Tobina and Ron Bruns.

Interment was at Hartford Cemetery, Hartford. Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids, was in charge of arrangements.

Ane Kathrina Andersen, April 6, 1848 - June 16, 1916
Buried at Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Unknown Newspaper Article
Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Mrs. Simon Andersen died at the home of her son, Anton Andersen, five and a half miles west of Dell Rapids, last Friday, June 16, aged 68 years, 2 months and 10 days.

Ane Katrina Andersen was born in Denmark April 6, 1848, where she resided until 1903, when she came to the United States with her husband and family, locating in Iowa, where they resided until two years ago, when she with her husband moved here with their son, Anton, with whom they have resided since.

Deceased has been sick for about a year and a half with pulmonary tuberculosis. She leaves her husband, one son, Anton, residing here, one son in North Dakota, and a son and two daughters residing in Iowa.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Stordahl Church, conducted by Rev. Bergsaker, interment being in the cemetery here.

Anton Andersen, Jan. 17, 1891 – April 7, 1952
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Dell Rapids Tribune 4/10/1952

Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Anton Anderson Died Monday; April 7

Last Rites Being Performed at Willow Creek Church This Afternoon

Dell Rapids community suffered the loss of another fine citizen in the death of Anton Anderson on Monday, April 7 at the age of 61 years.

Mr. Anderson was born January 17, 1891 in Dinstad, Denmark, and came to this country with his parents when he was 12 years of age. The family made their home near Atlantic, Iowa, until 1915 when they moved to the present home-site seven miles west of Dell Rapids.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.

On November 30, 1917, he took as his bride Petrea Bundgaard, and together they created on of the happy and hospitable homes of the community during the past 34 years. Two daughters were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy; and Delaine Delphine, Nettleton College student, who with his wife, survive him. One brother of Clear Lake, Ia, constitutes the remainder of the immediate family.

Anton was ever a friend in deed to all who knew him, and was the first to offer help when illness or trouble came to his friends and neighbors. Although born in a foreign land, he was a true American citizen. He served as clerk of the school board of his district for 29 years, and also as township clerk for many years, and will be greatly missed by friends, neighbors and associates.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10, (this afternoon) at 1:30 P.M. at the home and at 2 o'clock at Willow Creek Lutheran Church. Rev. Ole M. Odland will officiate. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.

Olga Andersen, Feb. 12, 1898 – March 10, 1998
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Unknown Newspaper Obit

Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Dell Rapids – Olga A. Andersen, 100, a resident of Terrace Manor Nursing Home since January, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Dell Rapids Community Hospital

Olga Christensen was born Feb. 12, 1898 in Brovst, Demark, where she was raised and attended school. She came to the United States in 1921.

On Dec. 17, 1921, she married Jens A. Andersen in Sioux Falls. They farmed in the Egan, Brookings and Flandreau area until 1958, when they retired to Dell Rapids. He husband died in 1969 and she remained in their home until this past January.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Stangland of Sioux Falls; and two grandchildren; Susan Stangland of St. Paul and Jeffrey Stangland of Sioux Falls.

Services begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Petrea Bundgaard Andersen, June 15, 1895 – March 15, 1959
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Dell Rapids Tribune

Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Rites for Mrs. P. Andersen

A heart attack suffered in her home west of Dell Rapids took the life of Mrs. Petrea Andersen on Sunday, March 15.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18 at 1:30 at the home and at the Willow Creek Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Harry Gregerson officiated. Burial was in the family lot in the Dell Rapids cemetery.

Pallbearers included George Jorgensen, Jim Jacobsen, Arnolf Albertson, L. J., Anderson, Lars Dalsgaard and Ernest Kleppe.

Petrea Bundgaard was born in Toving, Nykobing Mors, Denmark on June 15, 1895. She came to the United States in 1912, on her 17th birthday. She lived in Waterloo, Iowa several years before coming to this community where she married Anton Andersen Thanksgiving Day, 1917. They have occupied a farm several miles west of Dell Rapids since that time.

Survivors included one daughter Delaine, Mrs. Dennis Jensen, and three brothers in Denmark, Viggo, Christian and Anders Bundgaard.

Her husband died in 1952 and two sisters and an infant daughter also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Anderson was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was known for her consideration and kindness to others.

Simon Christian Andersen
Sep. 2, 1850 – Feb. 21, 1935
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Contributed by Teri Fiegen


Aged Pioneer is Called by Death

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Lutheran church for Simon Anderson who died on Thursday, February 21st. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. A.J. Bringle.

Simon Christian Andersen was born in Biersted, Denmark, on September 2nd, 1850. In the year of 1903 the family came to the United States and settled near Elk Horn Iowa. They lived there until 1914 when they came to Dell Rapids and settled six miles west of Dell Rapids on a farm.

Mr. Andersen was preceded in death by his wife 19 years ago. He is survived by five children, three sons, Anton of Dell Rapids with whom he made his home; Jens of Dell Rapids; Nels of St. Charles, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. P.L. Nielsen of Elk Horn, Iowa; Mrs. N.P. Christensen of Atlantic, Iowa, together with 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a host of friends.

George Emil Anderson, June 27, 1902 – March 7, 1992
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Contributed by Teri Fiegen


George E. Anderson, 89, died Saturday, March 17, 1992, in Sioux Valley Hospital.

Mr. Anderson was born June 27, 1902, in Neola, Iowa, and attended rural school near Dell Rapids.

He married Elna Daugaard on April 28, 1926, in Dell Rapids. They farmed near Dell Rapids until 1960, when they moved to Sioux Falls. He was employed with Sioux Valley Hospital for five years. His wife died in 1974.

He moved to Canton in 1985. He was a charter member of the Dell Rapids Sportsman Club and an active member in the Sioux Falls and Canton senior citizens centers.

He was a Canton Good Samaritan Center resident since January.

Survivors include two daughter Mrs. Dick (Audrey) Peterson of Ashley, Ore., and Mrs. Herb (Grace) Ulrickson of Canton; five grandchildren; and one sister, Jennie Fiegen of Dell Rapids.

Services were held Wednesday, March 11, 1992, at Canton Lutheran Church, with burial in Dell Rapids Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Homes, Canton was in charge of arrangements.

Julius Ingeman Anderson, Feb. 23, 1894 – Oct. 7, 1957
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Contributed by Teri Fiegen


Julius Anderson Dies Following Brief Illness

Julius Anderson, brother of the late Edwin Anderson, passed away Monday, October 7th after an illness of about three weeks.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday in the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church with Rev. Ed. Bersagel officiating. Mrs. Dale Dunn sang "Abide With Me" and "Heaven Is My Home." Mrs. Harold Munk was organist.

Julius Ingeman Anderson was born February 23, 1894 in Dell Rapids, his parents being Andrew and Ann Borstad Anderson. He was baptized at an early age into the Lutheran faith.

Because of a crippled condition "Dut", as he was affectionately called by all who knew him, spent his life around the home most of the time. He endeared himself to all who knew him, and especially to children.

Marlys Ophelia Riswold Anderson, May 30, 1913 – Jan. 22, 2007
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Dell Rapids Tribune Jan. 31, 2007
Contributed by Teri Fiegen


Marlys Ophelia Anderson, 93, of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, died on Monday, January 22, 2007 at the Dells Area Health Center. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM Wedensday, January 24, 2007 at the Lutheran Church of Dells Rapids. Visitation with the family present will be from 7-9:00 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids or East Nidaros Lutheran Church Building Funds.

Marlys Ophelia Anderson was born on May 30, 1913 at Baltic, South Dakota to Alvin Bennett and Ida Elizabeth (Erickson) Riswold. She grew up around Baltic and graduated from Baltic High School on May 21, 1931. During school she was the Minnehaha County Spelling Champion in 1926. Marlys married Edwin Anderson on August 6, 1937 at Flandreau, South Dakota. They settled in Dell Rapids after their marriage. Edwin died on July 27, 1957.

Marlys was a member of the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids since 1937. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens of Dell Rapids, and the Minnehaha County Historical Society. In 1990, Marlys was the State Runner-Up for the American Legionette of the Year. Marlys enjoyed crafts, reading, and writing poetry. She wrote over 50 poems for family and community events.

Marlys passed away on Monday, January 22, 2007 at the Dells Area Health Center in Dell Rapids.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Stan (Dodie) Anderson, Black Hawk, South Dakota; a daughter, Myrna Dillon, Lake Forest, California; a step-daughter, Mary Ann Kenyon, Lakefield, Minnesota; a sister, Helen Riswold, Dell Rapids; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Tsuneko Anderson, San Jose, California, and Bernielle Anderson, San Jacinto, California; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Marlys was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-sons: Jerome, Ernest, and Arnold; five brothers: John, Ivan, Francis, Spencer, Donald; and a son-in-law, Bob Dillon.

Mary Hilreka Cornelius Anderson, Aug. 29, 1866 – Feb. 7, 1964
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Dell Rapids Tribune Feb. 13, 1964.

Contributed by Teri Fiegen



Funeral services for Mrs. G. E. Anderson, 97, were held Monday, February 10, In Dell Rapids Lutheran Chruch with Rev. W. S. Skaar officiating. Mrs. Clarence Dybvig sand and Mrs. John Muller was the accompanist. Pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased; Melvin Fiegen, and Virgil Fiegen, Dwight and Glen Daugaard, Curtis Anderson and Derald Kern. Interment took place in Dell Rapids Cemetery with Hermanson's in charge.

Mary H. Cornelius was born in Javerland, Wearden, Germany on August 29, 1866, , and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith when she was 14. She came to the united Sates in 1890 and was marred to Gustaf Emil Anderson on February 25, 1893.

The first years of their married life were spent on a farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa and they later moved to Neola, Iowa. They moved to a farm 3 1/2 miles south of Dell Rapids in February, 1908. They made their home here for 17 years and then moved to Dell Rapids proper. In May 1961 she became a resident of the Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls and in November 1963 became a patient at Mom and Dad's Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. It was here that she died.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by three daughters, Mrs Ott (Ida) Kern, Faulkton; Mrs. John (Jennie Fiegen), Dell Rapids; Mrs. Einar (Minnie) Daugaard and a son George E Anderson, both of Sioux Falls, 20 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren; a niece Mrs. C. F. Ward, Flandreau and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Betty (Mrs. Frank Huwe) and a son Fred.

Mary Jane Relf Anderson,  Oct. 1, 1877 – Oct. 26, 1955
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Contributed by Teri Fiegen


Death Claims Mrs. Hans Anderson

Had Been A Resident Here For Fifty–two Years; Funeral Was Held Saturday

Mrs. Hans Anderson passed away Wednesday, October 26th, following a prolonged illness.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Dell Rapids, with the pastor, Rev. Richard O. Moberly officiating. With Mrs. P.F. Wagner as organist, Mrs. Edwin Olson and Mrs. Webster Drummond, Jr., san "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and Mrs. Olson sang "Going Home."

Honorary pall bearers were Fred Jorgenson, Frank Ginsbach, Greg Myers, B.A. Dieson, Jacob Wenge and Henry Snoozy. Active pall bearers, Nels Larson, Morris Knudson, Wm Woodhouse, Carl Staudenraus, Roy Gregg and J.D. Muller. Interment was in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.

Mary Jane Relf was born Oct. 1, 1877 at Emilene, Iowa. At death she had reached the age of 78 years.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Relf. When she was a small girl she moved to Lakeview, Iowa, with her parents. Here she attended school and grew to womanhood. She joined the Methodist Church in Lakeview and has retained her membership there.

February 9, 1898, she was married to Hans M. Anderson of Wall Lake, Iowa. In the spring of 4902 the family moved to their farm northeast of Dell Rapids.

She is survived by her five children: Harlan, Vernon and Alvin of Dell Rapids, Anna (Mrs. Chris Nielsen) of Baltic and Vera (Mrs. Charles Snoozy) of Trent; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one brother, A.E. Relf of Los Angeles, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in December 1951, and an infant daughter, her parents and a sister.

Mrs. Anderson was a splendid and loving wife and mother and had acquired a host of steadfast friends in the community where she lived so long, who will miss her greatly.

Paula Mary Anderson, Sept 16, 1951 – Dec. 9, 1951
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Contributed by Teri Fiegn



Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Anderson Dies

Paula Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Anderson, was born September 16, 1951. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith by Rev. O.M. Odland September 17.

Little Paula was ailing from birth and Friday evening, December 7 she was removed to the local hospital. All that loving hands could do for her seemed to be of no avail and she passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 9th, at the age of 2 months, 2 days.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Odland in the Hermanson Chapel on Monday. Elsworth Brown sang tow children's hymns, favorites of the family, "Jesus Loves Me: and "Children of the Heavenly Father". Mr. Brown was accompanied by Mrs. Odland.

Interment was in the local cemetery.

Paula Mary is survived by her parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gednalske and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Anderson, the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Leach and several aunts and uncles.

Blessed be her memory.

Harris S. Barbour, 1830 – Dec. 14, 1900
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD

Dell Rapids Tribune December 21, 1900
Contributed by Teri Fiegen


The funeral of H.S. Barbour was held Sunday afternoon. A Brief service was held at the home of the deceased's son, F.W. Barbour, and at 2 p.m. services were held in the First Baptist Church, Rev. Cantwell preaching a short but appropriate sermon. The Masonic order had charge of the funeral, the deceased being an honored member of that order, and the ritual services were impressive. The church was crowded and not large enough to accommodate all who came to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased. Mr. Barbour was born in New Brunswick in 1830 and moved to Monroe Wis., in 1855; from there he moved to Mantorville, Minn. in 1857, then to Dell Rapids in 1875. He served his country as a soldier during the rebellion and was a member of Co. F. 3rd Minn. Reg. Cav. He enlisted in the service November 28, 1863 and was mustered out May 24, 1865. During his twenty years residence here he won many friends and they regret that his life could not be spared for a few more years. The following few lines, penned by an old friend and companion of the deceased will be read with interest:

"In the death of Mr. H.S. Barbour the city of Dell Rapids has lost one of its best citizens and the community, a most estimable member. Mr. Barbour was one of the quiet, unobtrusive natures that never force themselves or their personal opinions on others at uncalled for times yet he was always ready to speak a word on all proper occasions for what he thought the best side of the civil, moral and political questions that come before the public inquiry. Naturally inclined to think and act right he was always found on the side of all subjects that seemed best calculated to build men up into better lives. All immoral practices that tended to poison the social order found a strong opposer in Mr. Barbour and social purity, business integrity and moral uprightness always had a constant supported in Mr. Barbour. In business he was strictly honest, in morals upright to the last degree, in politics consistently acting and voting for what he believed to be for the best interests of the country and in religion he was a student not to support any especial creed but to acquaint himself with those elevated ideas that make for peace on earth and a satisfied life in the world above. While we regret his removal from our midst we are greatly recompensed in the fact that death is but a resurrection into a new life and that our friend Barbour is today living in that land of eternal peace and is reaping the reward of the just."

July 10, 1864 – May 28, 1945
Buried: Dell Rapids Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD
Contributed by Teri Fiegen


Guri O. Berg (Guri A. Pederson) wife of Ole Berg, passed away early Monday morning at the Dell Raids hospital after a lingering disease, which gradually took her strength. She was 80 years, 10 months and 18 days of age.

Mrs. Berg was born in Norway July 10, 1864. She came to the United States when a young girl with her parents. June 1, 1888, she was married to Ole Berg, who lived in Grant County, Wisconsin. After one year, in 1889, they came to South Dakota, bought a farm in Logan township, Minnehaha County and resided there until June, 1926, when they moved to Dell Rapids, which has been her home ever since. Mr. Berg died December 7, 1927.

Mrs. Berg is survived by two sons, Bennie and Oscar, both living east of Dell Rapids; two daughters, Selma Ridel of Ramona, S. Dak., and Mrs. Jen Otterness of Sherman, S. Dak.; also 17 grandchildren.

Mrs. Berg has been a loyal member of the local Lutheran church and Ladies Aid since moving to this community. Of late, because of illness, she has been confined to her home, but before that time she was faithful in attending her church and it activities. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 31st, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran church, with the pastor, Rev. O.M. Odland, officiating. Burial will be made in the local Dell Rapids Cemetery, and she will be buried beside her husband in the family lot. The Hermanson funeral home had charge of the services.

Dell Rapids Tribune May 31, 1945

Garretson News
Rock County Herald

Dec 12, 1930

contributed by Gary Boomgaarden


Mrs T. O. Arneson passed away at the DeVail hospital early Tuesday morning, December 2nd, 1930, at the age of 63 years. She was taken ill October 30th, and was taken to the hospital November 1st. Her death was due to a lung infection and heart trouble.
Christine Klungness was born in Romsdal, Norway, September 7th, 1867, and came to America at the age of 18 years, and lived at Beaver Creek, Minnesota, until the time of her marriage. She was untied in marriage to Thomas O. Arneson on November 16th, 1889, at Valley Springs, S.D., and lived there four years. Most of the remaining years of her life had been spent in Garretson.
To this union three children were born, who, with the husband, survive. They are Gusta, Mrs John Sjobakken, of Adams, Minnesota; Clara, Mrs Herbert Tuck, of Aneta, N.D., and Clarence, of Hollywood, Calif. She is also survived by an adopted daughter, Helen; one brother, Ingebright Klungness, and one grandson, John Oliver Sjobakken, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church in Garretson Friday afternoon, December 5th, at 2:00 o'clock.
The members of the family have the sincere sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.


Dell Rapids Tribune Aug 4, 1927

contributed by Teri Fiegen



Mrs. Lee Acheson passed away Saturday, July 30th, 1927, after a lingering illness. She was 69 years old.

Cathrine Doud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Doud, was born in Warren County, Iowa, in 1858. In 1878 she was married to Lee Acheson, moved to South Dakota from Stuart, Iowa, 22 years ago, to a farm four miles north of Dell Rapids.

About four months ago she suffered a nervous breakdown. She was taken to the hospital where she stayed for some time and then was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lou Myers, where she received the best of care until her death.

The funeral was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by Rec. Father Boley, and was largely attended. Rev. Boley preached a good sermon, speaking in highest terms of the deceased, the friendship of whom he especially prized, as he knew her conscience, her innermost thought, and could speak with understanding.

Face to face with death she battled bravely and patiently and met it with the same courage that she fought life's battles. And with the devoted care of her children and friends the end, though always in sight, was stayed many weeks longer than any one thought possible. On Saturday at about 2 o'clock she was called to her eternal home to rest. She is mourned deeply by family and friends, and we have heard frequently the remark; "I don't thin she had an enemy."

She leaves to mourn her loss five children; James Acheson of Stuart, Ia., Mrs. Margaret Boyd of Stuart, Ia., Mrs. Ellen Farrell of Madison, S.D., John Acheson and Mrs. Alice Myers both of Dell Rapids. A sister, Mrs. James Waldron of Granger, Ia., and two brothers, John and James Doud, both of Stuart, Ia.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Acheson and two daughters, Cathryn and Marie, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Boyd and three children, John, Mary Frances and Leander, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tierra, John and James Doud all of Stuart, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. James Waldron and two daughters, Alice and Cathryn, of Granger, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Morrison, Mrs. Elsworth Morrison and baby of Brookings, Mr. and Mrs. James Farrell of DeSmet, Leon Farrell of Vermillion and Mr. and Mrs. Lou Farrell of Madison.

The pallbearers were Morris and John Fitzgerald, P.J. McDermott, Mike Collins, D.J. and T.J. Maher.

Catherine Doud Acheson 1858 – July 30, 1927
Buried at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., SD


Dell Rapids Tribune, Feb. 10, 1921

contributed by Teri Fiegen



J. J. Adcock Buried Sunday; Former Resident of Dell Rapids Died Suddenly at Sandstone, Minn., of Heart Failure

The body of John J. Adcock, a former resident of Dell Rapids, came Saturday from Sandstone, Minn., and the funeral services were held from the Hermanson undertaking rooms on Sunday afternoon.

The services were in charge of the Odd Fellows, Mr. Adcock having being been a member of the Dell Rapids lodge. The Rev. G.N. Ga?? The Methodist church gave a short address. Interment was in the Dell Rapids cemetery.

Mr. Adcock died quiet suddenly at Sandstone from heart failure, caused; it was thought, by the effects of his work in the rock quarries there. He as a skillful workman and had been there a long time. Formerly he lived at Dell Rapids and was well known here, he leaving some ten years ago.

Mr. Adcock was born in Markfield, Eng. August 25, 1867. He came to America in 1886. He lived in Dell Rapids until 1900.

Dell Rapids Tribune Feb, 10, 1921.

(Note: The date on the headstone reads 1868 – 1921)

John James Adcock Aug. 25, 1868 – Feb. 4, 1921



Unknown Newspaper Clipping Dated 1942
Contributed by Teri Fiegen




Sherman, S.D. – Funeral services will be held in the Rosendal Church north of Sherman at 2:30 Tuesday, following short services at the home at 2, for Carl G. Aanestad, 61, who died Friday in a St. Paul Hospital of complications following an operation.

Carl G. Aanestad was born in Fillmore County, Minn., January 7, son of Rev. and Mrs. Helge Aanestad. He came to this community in 1885. He was married to Christine Larson in 1905. He leaves besides his wife, five children; Ralph of Newton, Ia., Thelme (Mrs. Boyer) and Velva (Mrs. Winterton) both of Estherville, Ia.; Loraine of Minneapolis and Dean, at home.

He leaves four brothers, Rev. Helge Aanestad of Edmond, N.D.; Rev. Walter Aanestad of Twin Valley, Minn.; Herbert of Sand Francisco, and Palmer, of Berkeley, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. W.F. Kelley and Mrs. E.A. Schneider, of Sherman; Mrs. Kilness of Valley City, M.D.; and Seline Aanestad of Washington., D.C.

Carl Gerhard Aanestad Jan. 7, 1881 – June 18, 1942
Buried at Rosendahl Cemetery, Sherman, Minnehaha Co., SD

The Daily Huronite, Huron, South Dakota
August 11, 1896, Page 2.
Contributed by Suzanne Folk


Alonzo J. Edgerton, United States district judge, died at his home in Sioux Falls Sunday, after a long and painful sickness. His death, while sudden, was not unexpected. For the past three years Mr. Edgerton has been in poor health, and while friends had hoped for better health for him, they knew that at any time he might pass away. Judge Edgerton was born in Rome, N.Y. in 1831, and was graduated from the Wesleyan University of Connecticut in 1858, and in the same year was married to Miss Sarah Curtis of that state. In 1858 the young couple located in Minnesota, where the judge was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law. In 1859 he represented the people of the 13th senatorial district in the state legislature. He was appointed railroad commissioner of Minnesota by Gov. Austin on January 10, 1872, and in 1881 was appointed by Governor Pillsbury, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement from the senate by Windom, who was made secretary of the treasury under Garfield. In December, 1881, he was appointed chief justice of Dakota. He then removed with his family to Yankton, and served as chief justice for four years. Afterwards removed to Mitchell and opened his law books again, and continued to reside there until appointed United States district judge by President Harrison in 1889. He then removed to Sioux Falls, which continued to be his home until his death Sunday. Nearly his entire life was spent in public service. The death of Judge Edgerton removes from the theater of life ne more of the men who were distinctly prominent in the days of our territorial government, and who made the fight for the statehood. In his death the state loses one of tits strong men, the city of Sioux Falls, a worthy citizen, and the surviving members of his family a kind husband and loving father.

STRUB, William "Bill"

Dell Rapids - William "Bill" Strub, 97, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the Terrace Manor Nursing Home in Dell Rapids. He was born Oct. 9, 1903, in Remsen, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in the area. He moved with his family to Dell Rapids in 1921. He married Dorothy Drummond on Oct. 27, 1927, in Dell Rapids. The couple lived in on a farm east of the town, then moved to another farm in 1946. His wife died in 1982. He lived on the farm until 1999, when he moved to the Terrace Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Dell Rapids Gun Club. Survivors include a sister, Leaf Sitzmann of LeMars, Iowa many nieces and nephews and special friends, Mel and Dolores Fiegen of Dell Rapids. Funeral Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation begins at noon today at Kahler Funeral Home in Dell Rapids with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Contributed by Candi Horton - Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - December 15, 2000


October 21, 1921

Rock county Herald

contributed by Gary Boomgaarden

Alfred Acheson

Al Acheson, for many years a resident of and prominently identified with the affairs of Springwater township (Rock county Mn), died August 23, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Cochran, at Janesville, Wis. His death was sudden and was due to heart failure.

The Herald is indebted to a friend for the following particulars in regard to his life, although refrences to the period of his residence in Rock county are lacking.

"Alfred L. Acheson of Colton, SD died very suddenly of heart failure on Tuesday morning August 23, at 8:30 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Cochran, at Janesville, Wis."

"He was the next to the youngest of ten children born to Mr and Mrs Wm. Acheson. He was born at Coldenham, Orange county, New York, on August 22, 1852. When eight years of age he came with his parents to Rock county, Wis. At the age of twenty one he took up a homestead near Garretson, SD.

"In 1884 he was married to Claudia M. Pierce, and in 1900 they moved to his farm west of Colton, where Mrs. Acheson died on May 12, 1905.

"For the past six years he had made his home at Long Beach, Calif. during the winter, spending the balance of his time at home and with relatives at Janesville, Evansville and Broadhead, Wisconsin."

"He is survived by four children, Vera and Claude of Hay Springs, Neb., and Steve and Mabel, of Colton, SD. His daughter, Daisy, died on May 13, 1916. Also two sisters survive him. Mrs. Mary Harper of Broadhead, Wis. and Mrs. Sarah Cochran, of Janesville, Wis.; and one brother David Acheson of Evansville, Wis.

He was buried in the Colton cemetery on August 26, 1921.





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