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Deaths Rosalie Barrett

Rosalie Marie Barrett, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Rosalie DesJarlais was born June 6, 1925, in Sioux City, IA, to Alphonse and Josephine (Parrent) DesJarlais. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Sioux City in 1943.

She worked as a housekeeper. She lived in Sherman Oaks, CA, and in Vermillion for the past 12 years.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion.

Survivors include one daughter, Therese Stump of Dallas Center, IA; two granddaughters, Shelley and Angela; one sister, Mary Maxwell of Vermilion; and one brother, Albert of Ashland, OR.

Services begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial at a later date.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed toward the Vermillion Area Hospice.

Larry LaVon Gilbertson

The funeral for Larry LaVon Gilbertson was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin, MN, with the Rev. Don Deines officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

Mr. Gilbertson, 65, a retired teacher and coach, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Born Jan. 20, 1933, in Erwin, he graduated from high school in Vermillion in 1951 and received a master's degree from The University of South Dakota in 1956. On June 12, 1955, he married Janet Hansen in Vermillion. From 1956 to 1958 he served in the Army and then taught school in Michigan for a year. He moved to Austin in 1959 and taught junior high and high school math until his retirement in 1991 and was also a high school track and cross-country coach for almost 30 years. He was inducted into the Austin High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1955. Mr. Gilbertson was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, was active in the church choir and was a past exalted ruler of Elks BPOE No. 414. He enjoyed fishing, all sports, cooking, traveling and singing.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald of Baxter, MN, and David of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Joan Ryks of Duluth, MN; five grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie (Mrs. Clarence) Neu of Rapid City.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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