Potter County Obituaries & Funeral Cards

 

Benster, Mary Munson

Benster, Menzo Morey

Bohnenkamp, John

Bohnenkamp, Willa Wood

Byrne, Frank

Crawford, Marie Tobin

 

Genzler, Justin

Griese, Donald

Griffin, Hannah

Hanson, Rosa

Harmon, E. K.

Hewitt, W. W.

 

 

Lambert, Clarence M.

Nagel, Arnold

Taber, Clarence W.

Weinert, Mary Peterson

Wolf, John Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen Daily News (11 Mar. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Miss Hannah Griffin, a popular Forest City young woman, died last week of tuberculosis of the brain, aged 24 years. Her father, five brothers and three sisters survive her.
 


Aberdeen American (25 June 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Clarence M. Lambert, of Gettysburg died yesterday morning at 5:15 o’clock at the St. Luke’s hospital, of appendicitis. Mr. Lambert was brought here from Gettysburg last Tuesday morning and since that time had been getting worse and finally died yesterday morning. He was running a dray line in Gettysburg when taken ill. He is 23 years old and is unmarried. His brother, J. L. Lambert, of Vermillion is in town and the body was shipped yesterday afternoon to Gettysburg where burial will take place.
 


Aberdeen Daily News (9 Apr. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Following an illness of three weeks from septic poisoning, Mrs. Rosa Hanson of Gettysburg died yesterday afternoon in a local hospital. With her when the end came were her husband, Fred Hanson, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kluth of Vida, Mont. Mr. and Mrs. Dapper of this city also are relatives of the deceased, who was about 27 years old. Obsequies will be held at Gettysburg on Wednesday.
 


Aberdeen Daily News (7 Dec. 1909) transcribed by FoFG MZ
E. K. Harmon of Gettysburg died last night at St. Luke’s hospital after being there for treatment for some time. The deceased was about 40 years of age and is very well known in his home locality. He is the son of Mrs. J. B. Harmon of that town, his father dying several years ago.
The body was shipped this afternoon on the Northwestern by Undertaker Wilson to Gettysburg for internment. The mother was in the city when her son died and accompanied the remains to Gettysburg.
 


John Bohnenkamp
Transcribed by staff of Potter County Library, Gettysburg, SD.

John Frederick Bohnenkamp, 89, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and respected businessman, died from the effects of lung cancer while in hospice care at his apartment in Gettysburg, SD, on November 25, 2011.

Always a devout Catholic, John’s Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:00p.m., Monday, November 28, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gettysburg with Fr. Jerry Kopel officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family requests memorials be directed to Compassionate Care Hospice, 807 E Hwy 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442 or to your local Hospice center.

Known as “Johnny” to the family and "Grandpa Bo" to his grandchildren, Johnny was born to John H. and Elizabeth (Kramer) Bohnenkamp at home on the family farm near Alexandria, SD, on Sept. 20, 1922. His beloved Aunt Ann Bohnenkamp joined the family in helping to raise him after his mother’s death in 1924.

He joined his father on the farm when the local draft board refused his enlistment into the Army during WW II. Johnny’s two older brothers were already serving in the Army and the board decided that the elderly father needed help farming and caring for a handicapped son.

John married Willa Margaret Wood in a Catholic ceremony at Mitchell, SD on the very cold morning of Dec. 30, 1946. They lived all 50 years of their marriage in SD, beginning in Alexandria, with moves to Draper in 1950, Aberdeen in 1958, and Gettysburg in 1963.

John left farming in 1950. He then worked for the Farmers Union Central Exchange and managed Farmers Union Co-ops until 1973 when he and his son Mike bought the Ace Hardware Store in Gettysburg, SD.

John didn’t believe in retirement and enjoyed spending his days greeting customers at Ace Hardware. He was never a hobby person, but he was known as a master popcorn popper. He and Willa loved camping at East Whitlock and they never passed up a good game of Bridge or Pinochle.

Surviving John are his children - Peggy (Bruce) Williams and Mike (Mary) Bohnenkamp both of Gettysburg, Scott (Kristie) Bohnenkamp of Keller, TX, Jeff (Susie) Bohnenkamp of Oro Valley, AZ;

grandchildren - John (Kelly) Bohnenkamp & children Jake, Jenna, & Jayda of Rapid City, SD, Nathanael (Julie) Williams of Gettysburg, Brooke (Josh) Larson of Pierre, SD, Elizabeth (Brock) Schiferl & children Elsa & Haydler of Aberdeen, SD, Nik (Ryan) Bohnenkamp of Acworth, GA, Anna (Mike) Vanderbloemen of Keller, TX, Joy Bohnenkamp of Dallas, TX, Zachary & Mitchell Bohnenkamp of Oro Valley, AZ;

sisters - Mary Jo (Wayne) Bertrand of Scotland, SD, Barbara (Forrest) Conrad of Yankton, SD; step-sister - Lucene Carsten of Lead, SD, Wayne (Kay) Kies, Pocatello, ID;

in-laws - Florence Hesse and Leo King of Sioux Falls, Dottie Styles and Carol Wood of Mitchell, Herb & Dottie Wood of Wood River, NE, Fran Pell of Lincoln, CA, and Harlyn & Marie Wood of Horseshoe Bend, ID;

beloved nieces and nephews; many devoted friends together with Vivian Luce, Neal Rausch, and Norma Harer.

He was predeceased by his parents, wife Willa in 1997, twin grandchildren Christopher and Taylor Bohnenkamp; brothers - Don, Earl, and Francis; sisters - Irene Jarding, Evelyn Rodriguez, Mildred Relyea; step-siblings - Lillian Synhorst, Donna Adkins, Francis Kies, Mary Arlene Kies, and stepmother, Hattie Hoeltzner.

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with John’s arrangements. www.familyfuneralhome.net


Willa Wood Bohnenkamp

Transcribed from family documents by staff of Potter County Library, Gettysburg, SD.

Willa Bohnenkamp, age 70, Gettysburg, SD, passed away from the effects of diabetes on Friday, Mar. 28, 1997, at the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.

Funeral services were held Monday, Mar. 31, 1997, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg with Fr. Michael Schneider officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.

Willa Margaret Wood was born Jan. 4, 1927, at Mitchell, SD, to Herman Johnson and Gladys (Church) Wood. She grew up in Mitchell and graduated from high school in 1945. She then worked at various jobs in Mitchell. She married John Frederick Bohnenkamp on Dec. 30, 1946, in a Catholic ceremony at Mitchell, SD. After their marriage they made their home on a farm at Alexandria, SD, and moved into Alexandria in Jan. of 1948. In July 1950 they moved to Draper, SD, and in April of 1958 to Aberdeen, SD. In May of 1963 they moved to Gettysburg. Willa worked through the years as bookkeeper for her husband’s businesses and in 1973, together with their son Michael, they purchased the Ace Hardware store in Gettysburg, which is currently the family business.

Willa was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society in Gettysburg. She belonged to several card clubs and her hobbies were her children and playing bridge.

Surviving Willa are her husband (John) of fifty years, four children: Peggy (Bruce) Williams and Mike (Mary) Bohnenkamp both of Gettysburg, SD, Scott (Kristie) Bohnenkamp of Washington, DC, Jeff (Susie) Bohnenkamp of Tuscon, AZ; seven grandchildren John, Brooke, Nikolas, Anna, and Joy Bohnenkamp and Nathanael and Elizabeth Williams; two brothers, Harlyn (Marie)Wood of Horseshoe Bend, ID and Herb (Dottie) Wood of Wood River, NE; six sisters, Mary Ella Kuehn of Portland, OR, Frances (Joe) Pell of Cameron Park, CA, Florence (Virgil) Hesse and Jessie Mae (Leo) King of Sioux Falls, SD, Gladys “Dottie” (Orval) Styles and Carol Ann Wood of Mitchell, SD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twin grandchildren Christopher and Taylor Bohnenkamp, brother-in-law Bob Kuehn, and stepfather Solomon Wood.


Unnamed, undated newspaper
Handwritten 5-17-82
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Transcribed by Pamela J. Hamilton

ARNOLD NAGEL

CANTON, S.D. – Arnold Nagel, 44 of Canton died Monday May 17, 1982 at his home.

Mr. Nagel was born June 19, 1937, in Gettysburg, S.D. He married Shirley Johnson January 16, 1978, in Sioux Falls. After his marriage he moved to Canton.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Joseph Nagel, Lamont Nagel, and Neil Nagel, all of Canton; two stepsons, Allan Knorr, Canton, and Steven Knorr, Sioux Falls; two daughters, Marlys Nagel and Kateri Nagel, both of Sioux Falls; three stepdaughters, Sheryl McKann, Sindy Knorr and Sandra Knorr, all of Canton; five step-grandchildren; five brothers, Herman Nagel, Leonard Nagel, Eugene Nagel, Larry Nagel and Jim Nagel, all of Gettysburg; a sister, Irma LeFaive of Hermosa, S.D.; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Myers, Milesville, S.D.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday May 20, 1982 at St. Dominic Catholic church, Canton, with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery, Canton. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton. Prayers will be said at 8p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton.



Potter County News Courier

December 31, 1914

transcribed by Peg Williams

Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Mary Weinert were held at the home last Saturday at noon, and the body was laid to rest in the Gettysburg cemetery. Rev. J.W.A. Collins conducted the funeral services.

The death of Mrs. Weinert was tragic in the extreme. Two days before Christmas, while Mr. Weinert was at the barn doing the morning chores, Mrs. Weinert, who was alone in the house with her two little children, attempted to hasten the fire by pouring in some kerosine. An explosion followed and her clothing was set on fire. She ran out of the house and rolled in the snow, but before the flames could be extinguished she was so badly burned about the head and breast that she died the same evening.

Mary Matilda Peterson was born in Spooner, Wisconsin, September 25, 1883. She grew to young womanhood in Wisconsin, and later went to Colorado, where she lived until she came to South Dakota in 1910. She was married to Joseph Weinert in Arrow Head, South Dakota, June 30th, 1912. They came at once to Potter County and have lived since on a farm in Lincoln township. She leaves to mourn her loss a son 1 year and 8 months, a baby girl 2 months and 28 days old, and a sorrowing husband. She had a brother living at Spooner, Wisconsin; another brother at Fairview, Montana, a sister at Spokane, Washington, and a sister at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Mrs. Weinert was a good wife and a mother and leaves a host of friends who grieve with her family over her tragic and untimely death.

Note from transciptionist:

Children of Mary Matilda Peterson Weinert were

Lawrence Weinert, born May 3, 1913, married Bessie G. Rud on June 10, 1936, died Nov. 26, 1977.
Linda Esther Weinert, born Sept. 12, 1914, married Ole Davidson on Dec. 13, 1934, died Nov. 24, 1977.


(Newspaper story)

"Governor Frank Byrne Dies at San Francisco," Potter County News, Gettysburg, SD, December 29, 1927

Transcribed by Peg Williams

Word has been received of the death Saturday at San Francisco of Frank M. Byrne, former governor of South Dakota, after a lingering illness of about six weeks. He left South Dakota about two years ago for the Pacific coast, believing the mild climate there would benefit his failing health.

It is thought the body may be cremated before it is brought back to South Dakota, as the former governor often had expressed a preference for that sort of disposal of his remains.

Byrne was governor of South Dakota from 1913 to 1917 and made a credible record for many years before and after his service as chief executive of the state. He was prominent in republican state affairs.

-- Addendum: Governor Byrne and his wife Emilie are interred at Halcyon, California. Source: OVER A CENTURY OF LEADERSHIP by Lynwood E. Oyos


Note: Clarence W TABER was from Arena Township, Potter County, South Dakota and is best known as the author of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, a standard for nurses to this day.  His picture hangs in the board room at the F.A. Davis Co. in Philadelphia, PA.


The Evening Bulletin
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, January 9, 1968. p. 26G

Transcribed by Peg Williams and Regan Everson

CLARENCE W. TABER

Clarence Taber Dies at 97; ‘Webster of Medical World’

Clarence Wilbur Taber, author of medical dictionaries and onetime Indian fighter, died yesterday at his home in the Rittenhouse Claridge, 18th and Walnut sts. He was 97.

Mr. Taber, who was dubbed the “Webster of the medical world,” was the author of the Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, which sold more than a million copies, and the Nurses’ Dictionary.

He also compiled some 30 other books related to the medical field, and wrote Western novels and spelling books.

Mr. Taber, who is listed in Who’s Who in America, remained active until recently making additions to his dictionaries by scanning volumes of medical literature for scientific advances.

Born in Jersey City, Mr. Taber was taken to the rugged Dakota Territory in 1882. He once described the hardships he and his mother and stepfather faced in those days.

“We suffered more than any New England pioneer ever did,” he said. “We hauled water three to five miles. No wood to burn, buffalo bones covered the earth everywhere. Crops failed almost every year. I’ve seen knee-high wheat cut to the ground by a scorching sun before nightfall.”

A veteran of a number of skirmishes with the Sioux Indians, he was only 20 miles away when the legendary Sitting Bull was killed.

Mr. Taber drifted into the banking business at an early age and then went to Chicago, where he later became an editor. He turned out his first medical dictionary entirely on his own and even paid for its publication.

Mr. Taber retired as nursing textbook editor of the F. A. Davis Co., publishers here, in 1944. But he continued to work on his dictionaries, many of which became standard reference works in the nation’s medical and nursing schools. He had lived here for 35 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred J. Clark and Mrs. Agnes T. Scarborough; a son, Clarence W., Jr.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 P. M. tomorrow at Kirk & Nice funeral home, Germantown av. and Washington lane. Burial will be in Chelten Hills Abbey.


Memorial Folder for Donald Griese
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

Donald Griese 62 of Sun City, Arizona died on Friday May 16, 2003 at Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City.
Don was born July 17, 1940 in Lebanon to George and Margie Griese. He was raised on a farm near Gettysburg. After graduating from Gettysburg High School he joined the United States Air Force.
He married Karen Joachim of Agar, S.D. on March 21, 1964. They lived in Rapid City, Pollock, and McLaughlin before settling in Highmore, South Dakota where they raised their four children. They moved to Prescott Valley, AZ in October of 1988 where Don continued his Insurance business. He retired from the Air National Guard as a Master Sergeant in March 1989. Don remained an active member of the Elks, Moose, American Legion, and the VFW.
Don is survived by Karen, his wife of 39 years, of Prescott Valley, AZ. His son Kevin and his wife Brita Griese of Pierre, SD., daughter Kari and her husband Kevin Oakes of Germany, son Dale and his wife Lisa Griese of Tempe, AZ and son Darren and his wife Andrea Griese of Pierre, SD. He had 8 grandchildren. Danielle and Douglas Griese of Pierre, SD, Kyle and Kirsten Oakes of Germany, Addison and Jordan of Tempe, AZ and Amy and Daniel of Pierre, SD. His mother Margie Griese (Anderson) of Gettysburg, SD, sisters Delores and her husband Roger Moore of Gettysburg, SD and Violet and her husband Joe Hines of Pierre, SD, brother Jim and his wife Donna Griese of Havasu City, CA and sisters Lyla and her husband Quinten Schock of Denver, CO and Norma Harer and her husband Larry Marklin of Sherman, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father George Griese.

July 17, 1940 (Lebanon, South Dakota) – May 16, 2003 (Sun City, Arizona)
Interment: Onida Cemetery, Onida, South Dakota

 


Unknown newspaper  
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell   
transcribed by Betty Hammer

Services held for Justin Genzler    
           Funeral services were held August 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg for Justin Genzler. Father Ken Lulf officiating and burial was at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Gettysburg.
           Justin John Genzler was born May 22, 1978, to Roger and Nancy (Frost) Genzler in Hoven. 
       He went to Copp School through eighth grade and then Gettysburg High School, graduating in 1996. He attended Mitchell Vocational, graduating in 1998 with an electrical license.  He worked for Logan Electric for 12 years.
            Hanging out with his friends, brothers, sister and sisters-in-law was a favorite pastime.  Helping his parents on the family farm and playing with nieces and nephews kept him very busy.  He also enjoyed bowling, playing pool and hunting.  His son, Tulsa and nieces and nephews were the center of his universe. Each day with him was an adventure all in its own.  There was never a dull moment...He had a glow that could brighten any atmosphere. He was a special young man with a heart of gold.
           Survivors include: his son, Tulsa of Mitchell; his parents of Lebanon; three brothers: Joe (Dana) and James (Kristie), all of Gettysburg; and Jeremy of Lebanon; one sister, Natasha of Lebanon; four nieces: Stephanie, Brittany, and Tiffany Frazier and Mercades Genzler; three nephews: Steele, Brady and Ryatt Genzler; one special little girl, Raylene Genzler; a grandmother, Theresa Frost; and many aunts, including Mary Genzler of Highmore, uncles and cousins.
              He was preceded in death by his grandpa Joe Frost; grandparents, George and Hannah Genzler; five uncles: Craig and Dan Frost, Alvin, Lavern and Raymond Genzler  and one aunt, Inez Genzler.

*died 22 Aug 2003 per Social Security Death Index


Unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell
transcribed by Betty Hammer

Services held for Marie L. Crawford

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg for Marie L. Crawford of Highmore, formerly of Gettysburg and Pierre. Father John Short officiated and burial was in the Catholic Cemetery in Gettysburg.
Marie Lorraine Tobin was born October 13, 1923 in Roswell, SD to Thomas and Mable (Clute) Tobin and died September 24, 2003 at the Highmore Healthcare Center in Highmore, SD, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 11 days.
She was the oldest of nine children. She was united in marriage to Richard S. Crawford on August 26, 1942, at the age 19. To this union seven children were born.
She worked various trades until she began as a clerk typist in May 1974, working for the Division of Highways in Pierre, SD and for the Clint Roberts Campaign in 1980. Marie became a housekeeper for a few years in Minnesota
before returning to SD and lived in Pierre for the last 30 years.
She was active in the Senior Citizen Kitchen band and singing group; song leader at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Altar Society in both Gettysburg and Pierre. She was a member of DAU, Catholic Daughters, Legion of Mary, and the Community Choir of Pierre. Marie loved bingo, music, and all of her children, and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Frances (Bob) Speirs, of Spearfish, Mike (Connie) Crawford of Phoenix, AZ, Rosemary (Kenn) Jones of Divide, CO, Terese (Jim) Frost of Highmore, SD and Tony Crawford of Ft. Pierre, SD; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law: Bonnie Crawford of Ft. Pierre, SD; five brothers: Verne of Las Vegas, NV, Tom of Gold Beach, OR, Dennis of Grand Junction, CO, Bruce of Tonopah, NV, and Perry of Grand Forks, ND; and three sisters: Shirley Hinckley of Gettysburg, SD, Geneve Heffron of Enid, OK, and Lois Tobin of Minneapolis, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons, Thomas and Patrick.
 

 


 

Potter County, South Dakota, Obituary File 1883-2010, compiled by the Potter County Historical Assn., Gettysburg, SD, using newspaper clippings, funeral homes, and family members as sources.

Transcribed by Peg Williams


MRS. M. M. BENSTER BURIED MONDAY

Was one of Original Gettysburg Colony—settled Here with Husband in May, 1883

(Potter County News, 1930)

 

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Mary Munson Benster in Gettysburg M. E. Church Monday, May 5, by Rev. S. H. Shurtleff of Aberdeen. Mrs. Benster died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frankie B. Krieg of Redfield, May 2. She had been feeling well the evening before her death and had retired about 10:30 p.m. according to reports. Her death was not discovered until she was called for breakfast Friday morning and it was thought that she passed peacefully out of this life while asleep about 3:00 in the morning.

Mary Munson was born 84 years ago tomorrow, April 9, 1846, in Detroit, Michigan. As a young woman she joined to Baptist Church there and married Menzo Benster in October, 1870, who was buried on the 52nd wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Benster, with their two daughters Frankie Benster Krieg and Edna Benster Michael, came to Dakota Territory and settled with the original colony at Gettysburg in May, 1883. The third daughter, Dot Benster Bowers was born here. Mrs. Benster was a “Pioneer Mother” with all that the term implies. Having completed her day she fell asleep May 2, she leaves beside her daughters, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren to profit by her inspiration.

Mrs. Benster was a teacher in Detroit Public schools before her marriage, and a factor in all educational and civic affairs in her home community there as she was also here. She was a member of the Women’s Relief Corps and a member of the Gettysburg Women’s Literary Club. Her years of devotion to her husband, Menzo M. Benster who was disabled in the Civil was and who preceded her in death five years ago, won for her esteem and respect of everybody. Her cheerful manner at all times was an inspiration to everyone privileged to be associated with her. Her friends in Gettysburg have greatly missed her these last few years she has resided away from them.

The Benster homestead, settled on in 1883, adjoined the town site of Gettysburg, and their’s was one of the first tents to be erected in the community. Mr. Benster was the first postmaster of the town of Gettysburg. Of Mrs. Benster it can be said that what is earth’s loss is sure Heaven’s gain. As she lived a life of Christian service: true to her family and true to her God. God even granted her the wish that she might pass out in exactly the way she did. The lines of Tennyson, which she often quoted, could have been written for her:

“And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.”

 


 

Potter County, South Dakota, Obituary File 1883-2010, compiled by the Potter County Historical Assn., Gettysburg, SD, using newspaper clippings, funeral homes, and family members as sources

Transcribed by Peg Williams

Menzo Morey Benster

(Potter County News, 1924)

Menzo M. Benster was born in Sylvan, Michigan, April 17, 1840. In 1862 he enlisted in the 24th Michigan Inf. At the battle of South Mountain suffered sunstroke from which paralysis resulted. He apparently recovered from this and married Mary Munson in Detroit, Michigan, October 20th, 1870.

On May 23, 1883, he with his wife and two daughters, Frankie and Edna, filed on their land in Gettysburg, Dakota Territory. Three years later a third daughter, Dottie, came to gladden his life.

He passed to his rest October 18th, 1924, leaving to mourn his loss his wife, Mary, and three daughters, Mrs. Frankie Benster Krieg, of Redfield, SD, Mrs. Edna Benster Michael, of Philip, SD, Mrs. Dottie Benster Bowers, of Spokane Washington, and a brother Olin Benster, of Toledo, Ohio, nine grandchildren and two great grand children.

This date October 20, 1924, is the 54th anniversary of their wedding.

TWO OF OUR CITIZENS ANSWER LAST CALL

M.M. Benster and W. W. Hewitt Pass to Beyond Within Twenty Four Hours

(Potter County News, 1924)

Gettysburg business houses were closed Monday afternoon to do honor to the memory of two of our pioneer citizens, Menzo M. Benster and W. W. Hewitt, whose deaths occurred the Friday and Saturday previous. In both cases death had come suddenly with but a short illness preceding.

Mr. Hewitt, although subject to heart attacks for the past ten years, was about town during the afternoon, Friday, apparently in good spirits and it was indeed a shock when early the same evening the news spread about that he had suffered an attack which carried his spirit to the great beyond.

Mr. Benster’s immediate illness was of but a few days, old age being responsible for his passing, which occurred Saturday evening. His life covered a span of over eighty-four years, nearly half of that time being spent in Gettysburg.

 


 

Gettysburg Times

27 Oct 1936

contributed by Vicki Hartman

 

John Philip Wolf

 

John Philip Wolf, 82, a native of Gettysburg, died at his home at Redfield, South Dakota, October 17, according to information received here by relatives.  He was a son of the late Henry G. and Margaret F. (Richter) Wolf.  Surviving are two brothers, Edward, of Guthrie Center, Iowa, and George, of Philadelphia and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Wolf Plank, York street.  Mr. Wolf’s wife died three years ago at Readfield.  Interment at Redfield with services conducted by the Masonic lodge of which Mr. Wolf was a member.

 

 


 

FUNERAL CARD - HOWARD W. HAMLIN

submitted by Jacque McDonnell

 

Born: October 20, 1921, Holabird, South Dakota

Passed Away: February 21, 2006, Gettysburg, South Dakota

Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006, United Methodist Church, Gettysburg

Officiating: Rev. Gary Walters

Pallbearers: Craig Peters, Justin Blasius, Thomas Hamlin, Curt Johannsen, Eric Johannsen, Chad Eltjes, Zachary Hamlin

Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Davis, Dorothy Pathmann, Dan Beringer, Harold Bauer, Roger Donis, Al Allmendinger, Earline Spicer, Oliver Olson, Darlene Hodgson

Interment: Gettysburg Cemetery with Military Honors

Arrangements by: Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg, SD

 


 

 

 

 

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