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Obituaries Harriet Cracauer

Harriet E. Cracauer, 85, Vermillion, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center.

A remembrance service was at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Vermillion, with the Revs. Mercy Hobbs and Verdery Kerr officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

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

She was born March 28, 1914, in Delaware, OH, to Lafayette and Abbie May (Stimmel) Worline. She attended and graduated from Delaware, OH, schools and Ohio Wesleyan College, Delaware. She received her BA in 1934 and her MA in 1936. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She married Clifford Cracauer Jan. 13, 1950, in Chicago. She served as vice president of 3 C's Services, Inc., a consulting firm. The couple lived in Muskegon, MI, Minneapolis, MN, and Sioux City, IA, where they were members of Episcopal churches. The couple lived in Vermillion the past 12 years.

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sioux City, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Vermillion. She was also a member of Delta Zeta and of the Service Corporation of Retired Executives (SCORE).

Survivors include her husband: Clifford, Vermillion; two daughters: Carol M. Olson, Traverse City, MI, and Mary Graffner, Twin Lakes, MI; three sons: Stephen J. Pharr, Texas; Clifford Jr., Bloomington, MN, and Raymond, Plymouth, MN; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Patrick Lee

Patrick Gerald Lee, of Redding, CA, formerly of Vermillion, and Sergeant Bluff, IA, died Saturday, April 24, 1999 at the Redding Nursing Home of cancer.

Patrick Gerald Lee was born Jan. 26, 1924 at St. Catherine Hospital, Burbank, to Maurice A. and Amelia 'Millie' T. (Mahan) Lee.

He was baptized and confirmed at the Garryowen Catholic Church, Garryowen. He was raised in the Burbank and Vermillion areas and attended Vermillion High School, a graduate of the class of 1942. Pat then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He then returned to the United States and was honorably discharged. Pat enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Pat was married to Shirley Mae Hedden on May 23, 1947 at Smoky Hill Army Air Base, Salina, KS. The couple lived at numerous air bases in the midwest. Pat retired from the United States Air Force, Sioux City, IA, in May of 1965 after serving 21 years.

After retirement, Pat worked for the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School System. The family then moved to Sacramento, CA in 1981 where he worked for Smith Electric & Construction Company until retiring in 1986. The family has lived at Redding, CA since 1983.

Survivors include his wife: Shirley of Redding, CA; four sons: Gregory and wife Julie of Mason City, IA, Steve and wife Chris of Ogden, IA, Terry and wife Ann of Howard, and Patrick of Redding, CA; five daughters: Dawn Kasch of Redding, CA, Mary Lubben and husband Jim of LeMars, IA, Kathleen Martinez and husband Augie of Sherwood, AR, Barbara Frankele and husband Steve of Redding, CA, and Jennifer Fonteyne and husband Doug of Madison Heights, VA; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert, a sister, Kathleen and two sons, David and Bobby.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association Central Arkansas 1002 West Markham Suite B5 – Little Rock, AR 72205-1412, in care of Shirley Lee.

Phyllis Hall

Phyllis D. Hall, 73, Viborg, died Sunday, April 25, 1999 at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg.

Phyllis Fritz was born August, 8, 1925 to Louis and Marie (Burke) Fritz at Irene. She attended school in Irene, graduating in 1943.

She married Herbert H. Hall on Sept. 27, 1945 at Irene. The couple farmed in the Wakonda and Irene area for many years. They moved to Viborg in 1980.

She was active in community affairs. She was very helpful with the Irene, Viborg and Wakonda school activities and kids. She always enjoyed having kids stop in after school. She participated in committee planning of the Viborg Pork Show and had roles in the Livestock Players Community Theater. She also enjoyed oil painting and crafts.

Survivors include her husband: Herb of Viborg; one son: Randy and wife Anita of Murdo; three daughters: Mrs. Tom (Lori) Hansen of Gig Harbor WA, Kathy Baxter of Brandon, and Mrs. Chip (Dayle) Sundberg of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Lonnie, Two sisters: Betty Babb and Dorothy Nelson, and two brothers, Lester and Dale.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Viborg, with burial following in Union Cemetery at Wakonda.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 28, at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg.

Doris Alsgaard

Doris E. Alsgaard, 71, Tabor, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at her home.

Memorial services were April 24 at the Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman. Kostel Funeral Home of Yankton was in charge of arrangements.

Doris was born Oct. 26, 1927, to William and Martha (Graber) Schrag in Freeman, She graduated from Freeman High School. She then moved to Madison and attended Eastern Normal College.

She married Robert H. Alsgaard Jan. 14, 1946 in Madison. They moved to Mitchell in 1952 and she returned to college.

Doris graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University where she wrote a chapter of Dakota Panorama.

She taught high school science and mathematics in Spencer from 1963 through 1967 when they moved to Sioux Falls. She then taught at Colman and attended graduate school at The University of South Dakota.

Starting in 1980, she worked for USD/Springfield on the Title III project. When Robert retired in 1983 they moved to Springfield where she was one of the founders of AHL Computer Services.

They relocated to rural Tabor in 1987. She then worked for the US Census Bureau for several years. She lived alone following the death of her husband in 1992.

Doris was an active Girl Scout leader while she resided in Madison and Mitchell. She was active in the Democratic party and was active in women's issues and the labor movement.

She was a member of AAUW, NOW, NARL, NRA, ACLU, SDEA, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and All Soul's Unitarian Church. She participated in many civic activities and groups.

She hunted and belonged to the NRA. She was a passionate reader and was a supporter of the arts. She played viola with the Mitchell and Sioux Falls orchestras as well as numerous other groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her sisters: Arleen Amert, Madison, and Gerry Cox, Lincoln, NE; brother: William Schrag Jr., Minneapolis, MN; daughter: Beth Alsgaard of Tabor and La Pointe, WI; son: Hartley Alsgaard of Yankton; foster son: Patrick Dilday of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the Women's Center/Shelter, PO Box 675, Yankton, SD, 57078.

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