Deaths Margaret E. Babb
Services were held Jan. 16, 1999 at Tucson, AZ, for Margaret E. Babb, formerly of Wakonda.
Margaret Ellen Babb was born Nov. 16, 1911 to Efram and Mary Dwyer Babb, long-time proprietors of the Babb and Babb Mercantile Store with brother, Harvey. Following graduation from Wakonda High School, she earned her bachelor's degree from Northern State Teacher's College, Cedar Falls, IA.
Margaret taught first grade at Irene, Independence, IA, and Cheyenne, WY, before she moved, along with her mother, in 1944, to reside in Nogales, AZ.
After receiving her master's degree from Arizona State, she taught two generations of youngsters in Nogales, retiring in 1976. She dearly loved the Mexican people.
Survivors include several first cousins in this area, namely: James Donahue, Wakonda; Cleo Crusan, Donna Dwyer and Elizabeth Asbra, Sioux City, IA; Betty McCarty, Madison, WI; James Dwyer, Veronica Fredericksen, Lovella Matson, Vermillion; and Ellwood Dwyer, Yankton.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wakonda, at a future date.
Deane A. Dawson, 78, Vermillion, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999 at Prairie Estates Nursing Home, Elk Point.
He was born June 23, 1920, in Vermillion to Claude and Catherine Dawson. He graduated from high school in Aberdeen. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He worked at McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Factory in St. Louis and was also involved with the Gemini Space Capsule before returning to Vermillion.
He worked as an audio visual technician at The University of South Dakota, retiring in 1984.
Survivors include: three sons, Michael of Oakwood, GA, Patrick of Longmont, CO, and Mark; two daughters, Deana Lamb of Phoenix, AZ and Donna Mae Cleaver; and several grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 23 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with burial at BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.
Charles Joseph Healy, 43, of rural Irene, died of an apparent heart attack on Monday, Jan. 18, 1999 in rural Irene.
Chuck was born Nov. 13, 1955 at Yankton to Donald and Lucille (Heirigs) Healy. He grew up in rural Irene and attended Whittier rural school and later Irene High School, graduating in 1974.
He married Barbara Chelmo Oct. 25, 1975 at St. Columba Church in rural Irene. The couple moved to the Healy family homestead in 1977. Chuck had a love for the land, farming his entire life. He was also a MoorMan's Feed representative for the past 13 years.
Chuck loved all sports. He was named to the All State Football Team in high school. He was a longtime player on the Irene Amateur Baseball Team. He was also a member of the Glenridge Golf Club in Irene, where he was club champion three times. He was also a member of the St. Columba Church Council, and a member of the Irene Development Corporation.
Chuck took great care and pleasure in his family, friends, community and church.
In addition to his wife Barbara, survivors include; one son Adam; one daughter Emily and Jared Olson, all of Vermillion; his parents, Donald and Lucille of Irene; five brothers, Patrick and wife Linda of Yankton, John and wife Sheila of Sioux Falls, Hugh and wife Dee of Irene, Gene "Geno" and wife Mary Kay of Yankton, and Kevin and wife Charlene of Irene; two sisters, Peggy and husband Joe Klimisch, and Donna Jambor, both of Irene; two brothers-in-law, Stanley Nielson of Chincoteague, VA, and Jeff Chelmo of Kimball; one sister-in-law, Lyn (Chelmo) Nielson of Chincoteague, VA; mother-in-law Mary Ann Chelmo of Irene, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 22 at St. Columba Catholic Church, rural Irene. Burial was in the St. Columba Cemetery.
Remembrances may be directed to the Chuck Healy Memorial Fund, in care of the Norwest Bank in Irene.
Hansen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Harry E. Settles
Harry E. Settles, 58, of Vermillion, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 in his home, after a long battle with cancer.
Harry was born Dec. 19, 1940 in Denver, CO, to Orval "Doc" and Ella Jane (Fellows) Settles. He graduated in 1959 from South High School in Denver, and then attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN, graduating in 1963 with his baccalaureate degree. He went to graduate school at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, graduating with his Ph.D. in 1967.
Harry married Ann Rovelstad on Oct. 21, 1967 in New York City, NY. He taught at New York Medical College for 11 years, and was currently an associate professor of anatomy at The University of South Dakota, where he has been since 1978.
He was a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists and the American Association of Anatomists, as well as many other professional organizations. He was also a member of the United States Cycling Federation, the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado, and he was an Eagle Scout.
He is survived by his wife Ann of Vermillion; three sons, Robert Settles, and his wife Wyn Hilty of Chicago, IL, William and his wife Desiree Settles of Vermillion, and John Settles, of Omaha, NE; a brother Philip Settles; and a sister Jean Settles, both of Denver, CO; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Teddi Ann of Vermillion.
There will be a Time of Remembrance Friday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion. Harry has donated his body to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, through The University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harry Settles Scholarship Fund, c/o The University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Charles Dawson
Joseph Charles Dawson, 74, of Redwood Falls, MN died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 at the Mesa Arizona Hospital.
Services included a prayer service Wednesday Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the funeral was Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Nelson Funeral Home at Redwood Falls, MN. Burial will be in Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Mr. Dawson was born Aug. 17, 1924 in Vermillion, the son of Joseph and Mabel (Armstrong) Dawson. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1942 and attended The University of South Dakota one year. Mr. Dawson served in the National Guard and was stationed in Alaska for one year. He married Natalie Jean Larson on Feb. 14, 1958 at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion. Joseph and Natalie moved to Morton, MN, where he worked in a construction company and was later self-employed. Natalie died Sept. 14, 1979 at Morton, MN. He married Martha Squibb, May 2, 1981 in Morton, MN.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Greg of Minneapolis and Joseph Charles of Casper, WY; three grandchildren, Andrew, Adam and Joseph Charles; two sisters, Elizabeth Kiser and her husband James of Ames, IA and Marilyn Woolridge and her husband Donald of Sioux City, IA; numerous nieces and nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Robert, and a sister, Evelyn Lee.