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Deaths Edna M. Johnson

Edna M. Johnson, 79, of Meckling died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a local hospital.

Services were held Feb. 23 at Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling, with the Revs. Barbara Stroud-Borth and Kevin Lee officiating. Burial was in Meckling Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 19, 1919, to William H. and Eliza (Holmes) Styles in Meckling. She attended grade school there and graduated from Meckling High School in 1937. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling, and was a member of Meckling Cemetery Circle and Bergen Lutheran Womens Circle. She married Arlo G. Johnson Nov. 19, 1937, in Meckling. He died Sept. 22, 1983. After the marriage the couple moved to Viborg and returned to Meckling in 1953.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Charles and Janet of Sioux City, IA, Richard and Sheryl of Sioux Falls, and Jeffery and Sally of Eden Prairie, MN; two daughters, Anita Johnson of Denver, CO, and Sonja Johnson of Meckling; a brother, Wilburt Styles of Palm Springs, CA; two sisters, Marlene Collings of Lebanon, OR, and Viola Nohr of Portland, OR; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, William, George, Glenn and Roy Styles, and two sisters, Sarah Styles and Genevieve Calhoun.

Sandra A. Kvidera

Sandra A. Kvidera, 44, of Sioux City, IA, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services were held Feb. 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel M. Greving officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Larkin Morningside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kvidera was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Vermillion, the daughter of Harry and Elaine (Twitchell) Ahrens. She lived in Elk Point, and moved with her family to Sioux City in 1963. She graduated from East High School.

She married Thomas E. Kvidera on Aug. 17, 1973, in Sioux City. She was employed as a teachers aide with Little Nissen's Preschool for 13 years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was active in Sioux Trails Girl Scouts.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Desiree L. Kvidera of Sioux City; and a sister and her husband, Deborah and Robert Jeffery of Correctionville, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Ahrens.

Florence Lillibridge

A memorial Mass for Florence Julie Lillibridge, 80, of Chico, CA, was held at our Divine Savior Catholic Church.

She died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at a local hospital.

She was born Jan. 18, 1919, to Georgette and Maurice Belson in Sloan, IA. She attended public schools in Iowa and South Dakota.

On Jan. 5, 1943, she married Don Lillibridge in Quantico, VA.

Mrs. Lillibridge graduated from The University of South Dakota in 1941. During World War II she taught in the English department at USD and after the war at the University of Wisconsin, where her husband was a graduate student in the department of history.

She and her husband moved to Chico in 1952, where he became a history professor at the university. The first two years in Chico she also taught part-time in the English department at the university.

Mrs. Lillibridge taught English at Paradise High School from 1958 to 1965, she became head of the English Department at Pleasant Valley High School and subsequently served as dean of girls, and head counselor until her retirement in 1981. After her retirement she became a volunteer at Enloe Hospice, The Chico branch of the Butte County Library and the Discovery Shop.

Survivors include her husband, Don; four children, Micheal, Linda, Jenny and Cathy; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Grace M. Blair

Grace M. Blair, 86, died at Beverly Health Care Center, Madison, on Feb. 18, 1999.

Grace Stockdale was born at Sioux, ND on March 21, 1912. She married F. Leroy Blair at Emmett Parish on June 27, 1939. He preceded her in death 1996.

She is survived by three sons: John of Darrington, WA, David of Madison and Tom of San Fransisco, CA; two daughters: Mary Johnson of West Des Moines, IA and Patricia Mettler of Menno; 25 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon Stockdale of Surprize, AZ.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at St. Thomas Aquinas with Rev. Robert Vinslauski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She grew up south of Beresford. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell and General Beadle State Teachers College (now Dakota State University) in Madison. They lived in Huron and Vermillion before moving to Madison in 1952.

She taught school at Stier and Center country schools in Lake County and for 14 years at St. Thomas in Madison.

After retirement, she and her husband spent summers in the Black Hills and winters in Arizona.

She was a member of the St. Thomas Altar Society and Catholic Daughters.

There was a parish Scripture service followed by a Catholic Daughter rosary at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel, Madison, which was in charge of the arrangements.

Clifford E. Williamson

Funeral services for Clifford E. Williamson were held at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN on Jan. 20, 1999. Mr. Williamson was born in Vermillion May 20, 1908. He died January 17, 1999, in Minneapolis.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Agnes; a son, Ron, of Minneapolis, a son Craig, of Dallas, TX; and a brother Warren of Minneapolis. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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