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Deaths Delmer Hybertson

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 24 for Delmer Hybertson, 70, of Centerville, at Scandia Lutheran Church, Centerville, with the Rev. Wayne Meidinger officiating.

Delmer was born Aug. 1, 1928 at his parents' home near Centerville to John and Olga (Opland) Hybertson. He died Sept. 21, 1998 near his home.

He graduated from Centerville High School in 1948. After his graduation he farmed with his father until 1951 when he entered the U.S. Marine Corps.

In 1952 he married Verona Paulson, and they had three sons, Greg, Larry and Ray.

After his discharge in 1953 he returned to Centerville and started the Hybertson Construction Company. In 1978 he moved the business into Centerville and combined it with Del's Paint and Supply.

In 1980 Delmer married Esther Sherman and the couple lived in Wakonda for one year before moving to Delmer's rural Centerville home where they continued to manage the business of which Ray was the foreman since 1983.

Delmer was a member of Scandia Lutheran Church in Centerville, the Masonic Lodge #91, the Scottish Rite Masons of Yankton, Noble of El Riad Shrine Temple, past member of the Divan, was president of Flivvers Shrine Club of Parker, member of the Legion of Honor, a member of the Shrine Circus Committee, and a member of the Frank Holcombe American Legion Post in Centerville.

Delmer was also a member of the Eastern Star, the Centerville Rotary Club, Centerville Chamber of Commerce, the Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club and the Mid-West Tool Collectors. Delmer enjoyed every organization that he belonged to.

Delmer was preceded in death by his parents and his son Larry.

Survivors include his wife Esther; two sons, Ray and his wife Maureen of Centerville, and Greg of Sioux Falls; four stepchildren, Ginger Mullinix and her husband Torrey of Wakonda, Sharon Christensen and her husband Tom of Yankton, June Holoch and her husband Harold of Vermillion, and Ira Sherman and his wife Rhonda of Baltic; 12 grandchildren; five brothers, Harris and his wife Ramona of Sioux Falls, Verlyn and his wife Judy of Centerville, Ferd and his wife Barbara of Centerville, Roz and his wife Barbara of Centerville, and Dean and his wife Eloise also of Centerville; his aunt, Mathilda of Centerville; and many nieces and nephews.

Walter A. Almberg

Walter A. Almberg, 93, Vermillion, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at his residence in Vermillion.

He was born June 10, 1905, in Helsingland, Sweden to Harry and Anna (Anderson) Almberg. He came to the United States at the age of eight.

He married Evelyn Stiegelmeyer on Oct. 22, 1935 in Torrington, WY. He was a resident of Vermillion except for the 43 years he spent in the state of Washington where he enjoyed deep sea fishing. He also assisted in the construction of several churches in Washington, Idaho, and Vermillion.

He worked as a small tool repairman for Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle, WA for 28 years, retiring in 1972.

He served on church boards for 45 years, and was a member of the Cornerstone Church Assembly of God in Vermillion.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of Vermillion; two sons and their wives, Robert and Debbie Almberg of Wheelerburgh, OH; and Ronald and Loretta Almberg of Vermillion; three sisters, Ana Aust of Vermillion, Alice Gilbaugh and Gerda Gilbaugh of Rockford, IL; a brother, Gust Almberg of Centralia, WA; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with the Rev. Ronald Almberg, Sr., Ronald Almberg, Jr. and Rev. Randy Stoecke officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery of Vermillion.

Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus Hospice or The Cornerstone Church Building Fund.

Dorothy Iverson

Dorothy Lorena Iverson, 76, Sturgis, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998 at her residence in Sturgis.

Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with Pastor Dwight Peterson officiating. Burial followed at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Dorothy was born Dec. 3, 1921 at Yankton to Arthur and Ida (Chamberlain) Wherry. She grew up in Yankton and attended Willow Dale School in Yankton County. She married Ralph Anton Iverson on Dec. 29, 1938 in Yankton. The couple moved to Sturgis in 1952 and lived there until moving in 1961.

Ralph worked in the construction business and the family did not return to Sturgis until 1978. Dorothy worked at various places which included Fort Meade Veterans Hospital and the Sturgis Community Hospital.

A memorial has been established.

Survivors include her husband Ralph Iverson, Sturgis; two daughters, Susan Iverson, Minneapolis, MN, and Lois (Mrs. Robert) Furdeck, Yankton; one son, Dave Iverson, Sturgis; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, LaVonne (Vonnie) Artha Iverson; four sisters, Pansy Lindgren, Winona (Babe) Frickes, Mary Jane Trausch and Hazel Wherry; and six brothers, Lloyd Wherry, Howard Wherry, Jess Wherry, Vaughn Wherry, Harry Wherry and Elmer Wherry.

V. Paul Neary

V. Paul Neary, 85, Wauwatosa, WI, died Sept. 23, 1998 at Elmbrook Hospital, Brookfield, WI.

Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with Fr. Don Imming officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion, with Military Rites by Vermillion VFW Post #3061.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Neary was born April 4, 1913 at Akron, IA, to Edward F. and Mary Ann Agnes Neary. He graduated from Elk Point High School and attended Trinity College in Sioux City, IA, for three years.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of Vermillion VFW Post #3061.

Mr. Neary lived in Vermillion from 1945 to 1955 after he was discharged from the service and was employed by The Reno Sorensen Machine Shop. He then moved to Wisconsin where he worked as a typographer.

He is survived by his wife Mabel of Wauwatosa, WI; a son, Tom and his wife, Nancy Neary of Waukesha, WI; daughters Mary Ann Hayner of Eagle River, WI, Susan and her husband Mathew Teresinski of Oconomowoc, WI; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Michael and a daughter Patricia Kreft, two sisters and one brother.

Joseph Orr

Joseph Orr, 78, of Gayville, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Yankton. Arrangements are pending at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

Agnes M. VandenBerge

Agnes M. VandenBerge, 89, of Hastings, MN, formerly of Vermillion, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 in Hastings, MN. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion.

A wake service will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. at the church. The Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion is in charge of arrangements.

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