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Services for Arthur Burdette Cusick, 88, were held Saturday, Oct. 24 at Family Praise Fellowship in Riverside, CA. He died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 of kidney failure.

Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside was in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Burdette Cusick was born in Burbank in 1910, and attended schools in Burbank and Vermillion. He farmed until moving to California in 1960, where he was employed by the Azusa Unified School District, and owned a steam cleaning equipment sales and service in Duarte, CA.

He loved music and played the clarinet in high school and in his church. He was also a lover of animals.

He was a member of Family Praise Fellowship in Riverside, CA.

He is survived by his wife, Faye; two sons, Donnie of La Palma, CA, and Orvan of Upland, CA; two daughters, Sandra Lavington of Long Beach, CA, and Janice Cox of Riverside, CA; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Herron of Williamsburg, VA; a brother, Harold Cusick, of Mesa, AZ; and a host of friends.

Harold R. GoBell

Harold R. "Nels" GoBell, 85, Vermillion, died Oct. 15, 1998 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus, Vermillion.

Funeral services were held Oct. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Kevin Clark officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. GoBell was born April 23, 1913 in Vermillion to Nelson F. and Nellie F. (Ellingson) GoBell. He attended and graduated from University High School, Vermillion.

He married Sarah A. Brunick on Dec. 9, 1931 in Yankton. She died Nov. 16, 1993.

He was a boiler maker/blacksmith and retired in 1978. He was a member of AFSCME Union from 1967 to 1973 and served as business agent.

Mr. GoBell was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He served in the South Dakota National Guard in the 147th Field Artillery.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary GoBell of Lyndon Station, WI, and Russell and Betty GoBell, Burbank; a sister, Bertha Munson of Beverton, OR; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Donald C. Ondrozeck

Funeral services for Donald C. Ondrozeck, 50, were held Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Zion Lutheran Church, Canistota.

Rev. Al Althoff officiated. Burial was in the Canistota Cemetery.

A prayer service was held Friday in the church. Kinzley Funeral Home of Salem was in charge of the arrangements.

Donald C. Ondrozeck, son of Jerry and Maxine (McKillop) Ondrozeck, was born Nov. 4, 1947 in Sioux Falls. He grew up in Canistota and was baptized and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church, Canistota.

He attended Canistota Public School and graduated from Canistota High School. He then went on to attend Augustana college where he earned his BA degree. After college graduation he served in the U.S. Army for three years.

He then returned to South Dakota and worked various jobs until 1981 when he went to work for an accounting firm in Rock Rapids, IA. For the past 13 years he worked at and eventually owned Ondrozeck Accounting at 33rd and Western Ave. in Sioux Falls.

Don died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Canistota and of the Westward Ho Country Club in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include; his mother and step-father, Maxine and Dwight Van Woert of Canistota; one sister, Mrs. Dan (Donna) Horning of Woodbridge, VA; a sister-in-law, Rennee Ondrozeck of Vermillion; two nephews; three nieces; and special friends, Charles and Diane Ortman. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Dennis.

Karen Risling

Karen Kay Risling, 55, of Yankton, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Rev. Craig Bock officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton.

The Ray-Lane Funeral Chapel, Yankton, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on June 13, 1943 in Vermillion, to Stanley and Marjorie (Johnson) Brunick. She attended Centerville Public School and in 1962 graduated from the Yankton High School.

Following high school she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in housekeeping. On Feb. 13, 1964, she married Dallas Risling in Yankton.

In 1966 they moved to San Antonio, TX, for a few years. In 1968 they moved back to Yankton, where she owned a home day care until retiring in 1996.

Karen loved playing cards, latch hook, watching T.V., and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

She is survived by her husband Dallas of Yankton; one son, Brian Risling of Minneapolis, MN; one daughter, Susan Risling of Sioux Falls; and one brother, Clifford Brunick of Yankton.

She was preceded in death by her father, and paternal and maternal grandparents.

Hazel L. Sandberg

Hazel L. Sandberg died on Oct. 5, 1998 at the Cheyenne Care Center in North Las Vegas, NV at the age of 87.

Memorial services were held Oct. 13 at St. Viator Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be later at South Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV.

Hazel was born on March 1, 1911 to Harry and Ossie Hinchliff of rural Vermillion. She attended Clay County rural school and University High School.

She married George Millette. The young couple lived on a farm in the Vermillion area. Two sons, Norval (Buster) and Burnell (Sonny) and a daughter Madonna were born of this marriage. In 1954 tragedy struck when George was killed by a bolt of lightning while working in a farm field. Two years later the family had to "bear another cross" when the youngest son, Burnell, died in a car accident at the age of 19. There were yet more "crosses to bear" in Hazel's life. Only her strong faith and the love of family and friends kept her moving forever forward. Her oldest son, Norval, died at the age of 49 of throat cancer after a career in the U.S. Air Force. Two years before his death, a grandson, David Millette, died in a vehicle accident. Eleven years after that, in 1989, a granddaughter, Melissa Millette, suddenly died while boating and water skiing.

Hazel and Ernest Sandberg were married in 1956 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. In 1962 they moved to Seattle, WA. For some years prior to this marriage she helped support herself and the family by working as a cook. Primarily for the Alpha Phi Sorority and later the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at The University of South Dakota. In the Seattle area, prior to her retirement in 1974, she was a head cook in the Highline School District. She thoroughly enjoyed and loved her many years of working among the younger generations, in elementary, high school, and college levels.

After moving with her husband, Ernie, to the Seattle area she became very much involved in various groups and organizations, programs and activities. She always had a great love of flowers and served as president of her Garden Club three separate terms. Her membership in Highline Business and Professional Women's Club meant many hours of working with handicapped as well as serving volunteer hours at the Crippled Children's Hospital in Seattle.

In 1971 Hazel and Ernie moved to Belmor Mobile Home Park, an adult/retirement golfing community in Federal Way, a suburb of Seattle. While she did not golf, she did take a very active role in this senior living "fun-way-of-life" among some 550 residents. For some 16 years both of them were leaders of the many activities that made Belmor Park such a great place to live.

They moved to Las Vegas in late 1987.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors of America, the Sons of Norway, and St. Viator Catholic Church at the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband Ernest (Ernie); a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Donna) Girard and Donna's husband of Las Vegas; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Millette of Yuba City, CA; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her oldest brother, Harold Hinchliff of Portland, OR and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding Hazel in death were her parents, her first husband, two sons, two grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.

Norma Slattery

Funeral services for Norma Jean Carlson Slattery, age 74, will be Monday, Nov. 2, 1998 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa, AZ. Norma died at Mesa Lutheran Hospital Oct. 10, 1998, following a lengthy illness. She had lived in Tempe and Mesa, AZ her last 24 years.

Norma was a former resident of Prosper Township, adjacent to Mitchell. She lived, also in Spencer, Sioux Falls, Vermillion and Sioux City, IA. She has also lived in Memphis, TN, Newport News, VA and North Chicago, IL, during World War II with her husband following their marriage August 15, 1944. Earlier she lived with two sisters and a cousin and was employed in Chicago. Norma was born in Mitchell Feb. 29, 1924 to the late Maurice Carlson and Mable Carlson Marritt. She attended Mitchell schools and Sandelm country school and graduated from Spencer High School.

Survivors include; her husband of 54 years, William W. Slattery, formerly of Spencer and former South Dakota and Iowa salesman and radio-newspaper reporter and editor; two sons Michael (Jane) of Vermillion and Richard (Jan) of Anchorage, AK; three daughters, Susan Perdue (Charles) of White Mountain Lake, AZ, Sally Kenner (Todd) of Las Vegas, NV and Lori Slattery of Mesa, AZ; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three sisters, Hazel Cook of Fallen, NV, Lorraine Lease (John) of San Antonio, TX and Karen Carlson of Denver, CO; and one brother, Maurice Carlson, Jr. (Vera) of Centuria, WI. She was preceded in death by a sister, Harriett Carlin (Jack) who lived in Lincoln, NE and a brother, Dr. Willard E. Carlson (Eunice) of Mitchell.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, in Mitchell.

Archie R. Vennard

Archie R. Vennard, 95, of Beresford, died Oct. 19, 1998 at his home.

Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Dalesburg Baptist Church, rural Bereford, with the Rev. John Wilzewske officiating. Burial was in Dalesburg Baptist Cemetery, rural Beresford. Wass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Archie R. Vennard was born March 19, 1903 to James and Lydia (Olson) Vennard in rural Union County.

Archie attended Emmett rural school in Union County. He later worked for several area farmers in the Clay County area.

On Oct. 27, 1928 he married Florence Hedeen in Sioux Falls. The couple lived on a farm southwest of Beresford until 1977 when they moved into Beresford.

His wife Florence died in December of 1987. Archie continued living in his home in Beresford and would spend the winter with his daughter Joyce in Jefferson, TX.

Archie was a faithful and active member of Dalesburg Baptist Church. Archie's hobbies and interests included collecting caps and pens, making things from clothes pins, and making miniature antique telephones.

When Archie was in Texas he did a lot of volunteer work and was honored for his work with a plaque and television interview in the spring of 1998.

Archie's greatest joy in life was his grand and great-grandchildren as he loved them very much.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florence, two sisters and two brothers.

Among those who survive are his daughter Joyce Myron and her husband Don of Jefferson, TX; his three grandsons, Mark Myron and his wife Patti of Shreveport, LA, Paul Myron and his wife Rhonda of Austin, TX, and Kurt Myron and his wife Darlene of Mont Belvieu, TX; five great-grandchildren, Neil and Stephanie of Shreveport, LA, Joshua and Crystal of Mont Belvieu, TX, and Dean of Austin, TX; two sisters, Ethel Graverson of Centerville and Evelyn Williams of North Charleston, SC; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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