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Deaths Rosella M. Johnson

Rosella M. Johnson, 83, Irene, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene.

She was born May 21, 1915 at Menno, to Joseph and Martha (Lee) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bethlehem Church. She attended Oswald School, rural Menno.

She lived most of her life in the Midway Community. She moved to Marne Apartments in Yankton in 1978 and resided there until January of 1996. She then moved to Sunset Manor.

Survivors include eight nieces: Gladys (Tony) Decpetris, Sioux City, IA, Marilyn Johansen, Wakonda, Sharon (Robert) Rempp, Phoenix, AZ, Connie Jensen, Irene, Bonny (Dean) Nielsen, Parker, Betty (Dennis) Hansen, Cherokee, IA; and Cyndi Hunhoff, Yankton.

Her parents, three brothers, one sister, several nieces and cousins preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, rural Irene, with Pastor Deb Larson officiating. Burial was in North Bethlehem Cemetery.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Beedee Sill

Helen Beedee Sill of Walnut Creek, CA, died Aug. 30, 1998 at the age of 103 years.

She was a former resident, and attended public school and The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and William Beedee, her husband, Robert Sill, and her sister, Grace Beedee.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Thorne, and six grandchildren.

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