South Dakota

Turner County, South Dakota

Obituaries & Death Notices


Aberdeen Daily News (9 Apr. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ
T. F. Strahl, resident of Hurley, died suddenly after an illness of only a half hour. He was taken sick while doing his chores and was assisted in reaching the house, where he expired before a physician could reach him.

Aberdeen American (2 Dec. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Parker, Dec. 1. - Ward E. Clark, son of Dr. Clark, died Thursday evening in the doctor's office, at Montrose, S. D. He had two of his fingers crushed in a corn sheller and was taken to Montrose for surgical treatment. He died while the anaesthetic was being administered. It is stated that it was administered by a non-professional acting as the doctor's assistant. Ward Clark was 25 years of age and is survived by a wife and two small children.

Aberdeen Daily News (11 Apr. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Word was received in the city yesterday of the death, at Parker, at an advanced age, of the father of T. F. Marshall of Oakes, N.D. Mr. Marshall, who had been ailing for some time, died of old age and complications. He is survived by four children, T. F. Marshall of Oakes, N.D., Charles Marshall, Jennie Marshall of Parker, Mrs. Wentworth of Sioux City.

Aberdeen Daily News (9 Sept. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Hurley - Mrs. Leona Gitchell Fredrickson, a daughter-in-law of C. Fredrickson, of the firm of C. Fredrickson & Co., livestock commission merchants, of Sioux City, died at White Lake and was buried here. She leaves a husband, F. C. Fredrickson, and five children.

Aberdeen Daily News (26 Feb. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Parker - John C. Moody died here, aged 53. He was a prominent business man and had been in the drug business here since coming from Redfield fifteen years ago. A wife and several children survive. He was a prominent Mason.

Aberdeen Daily News (26 Feb. 1908) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Parker - Elwood Moore, aged 91, died here after a long illness. He came here from the vicinity of Marshalltown, Iowa, about twenty-five years ago.

Aberdeen Daily News (12 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
The death of Sarah Francis Curtiss occurred at the home of her brother, G. L. Dibble at Parker. She was born at Guilford, N. Y., in 1852, and her age at the time of her death was 59 years. She moved from Iowa to Parker in 1883. A son, one sister and a brother survive.

Aberdeen Daily News (19 Feb. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ
The remains of L. W. Parker, a pioneer of Turner county, were brought from Denare, Cal., where he had lived for the last ten years of his life, to Parker for burial, last week.

Aberdeen American (20 Nov. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Parker, Nov. 19. - John Viet, a pioneer farmer residing eight miles north of Parker, died yesterday from the effects of eating pork affected with trichina. Five children of the family are hourly growing weaker and it is not believed they can recover. Mrs. Viet was ill and did not partake of the affected pork.

Sioux Falls (SD) Argus Leader

February 17, 2000


Date of Death: Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, Centerville, SD

Date of Birth: Dec. 27, 1916, Larchwood, Iowa

Occupations: farm help, cement finisher

Locations: Larchwood, Iowa; Lacrosse, Wisconsin; Melrose, Wisconsin; Centerville, South Dakota

Funeral: "Saturday" at Scandia Lutheran Church in Centerville. 

Burial: Riverview Cemetery



Huron (SD) Daily Plainsman
Monday, Nov. 20, 1972


Funeral: "Wednesday", Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery
Date of birth: Sep. 26, 1886, Hutchinson co.
Parents: Joseph & Barbara Wurz
Spouse: Traugett Arbeiter, m. March 9, 1905, Freeman, SD.  He d. Dec. 24, 1971
Locations: Dolton area (1905-1919), Huron (after 1919)

The Huronite and Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota
Monday, November 14, 1955


Funeral: Widdoss Chapel (Pierre), "Friday"; burial services in Parker "Saturday"
Date of birth: Dec. 20, 1863, Wisconsin

Age: 91 years
Locations: Wisconsin, Marion, Parker, Pierre





Contributed by Pamela Hamilton (phamilton(at)

(corrections or additions in italics)

The obituary was found in the Rhinelander, WI paper dated 1-27-1927.

The headline states: SERVICES TODAY FOR MRS. RUDE
Mother of Five Children Passes Away in Local Hospital

Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Otis M. Rude, who died Friday in St. Mary's hospital. Services were held from the Hildebrand chapel, with the Rev. O.L. Miller officiating.

Mrs. Rude, formerly Georgia Ethelyn Coffield, was born July 4, 1895, in Centerville, S.D. was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Coffield (mother was Harriet Winslow)of that city. Her early childhood and youth were spend in Centerville, where she obtained her education, graduating from the high school in 1913. The year following she taught school near Lennox. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

On January 29, 1915 she was married to Otis M. Rude at Parker, S.D. after which they made their home in Castlewood, S. D. where they lived for nearly three years. They moved to Rhinelander from Castlewood, when they sold their farm.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Rude is survived by five children, Vilma (Velma) Glen Ellen, Otis Melville, Jr., June Rose, Kenneth Hans, and Darrell Delmar, in addition to six sisters, Mrs. Will Wilbers (Wiebers), Tlasher, N.D.; (note: not certain which sister this is-Maybe Maude); Mrs. Henry (Harry) Wilbers (Wiebers) of Sioux Falls, S.D. (Sylvia); Mrs. Rudolph Rude, Rhinelander (Hattie); Mrs. Eilert Fjelseth (Lola) from Centerville, S.D.; Mrs. Davis (David) Scansen (Opal) of Centerville, S.D.; and Miss Ellen Coffield (she later married a Melvin Strecker); and a brother Dio Coffield of Centerville, S.D. Mrs. Henry (Harry) Wilbers (Wiebers) and Mrs. Fjelseth (Lola) and Mrs. Scansen (Opal) are here for the funeral.

Forest Home Cemetery, Rhineland, WI




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