Obituaries Norma Jean Slattery
Burial services for Norma Jean Carlson Slattery, who died at Mesa, AZ will be Saturday, May 29 in graceland Cemetary at 11 a.m. Mrs. Slattery, who was born Feb. 29, 1924 on a farm near Mitchell was nearly age 75 on the date of her death Oct. 14, 1998 in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. She died after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Thomas J. McPhillips, chaplain at Avera Brady Memorial Home will deliver committal rites.
Following her early years at the family farm in Prosper Township, near Mitchell, she moved with her parents, the late Maurice and Mabel Carlson to Spencer in 1940 where Norma graduated from high school and met and married William W. Slattery, then of Spencer. They were married more than 54 years. Norma attended Sandelm School in Prosper Township, just south of Mitchell; Mitchell Junior High School and Mitchell Senior High School, into her junior year.
While her husband was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Norma lived at Memphis, TN, Newport News, VA, and North Chigcago, IL until the war ended and then at Sioux City, IA, Sioux Falls and Vermillion, before moving to Arizona where they lived the last 24 years of her life in Tempe and Mesa.
Survivors, in addition to her husband of White Mountain Lake, AZ include, two sons: Michael and his wife Jane and family, Vermillion and Richard and his wife Jan, and family, Anchorage, AK; three daughters: Susan and husband Charles Perdue, White Mountain Lake, AZ; Sally and husband Todd Kenner and family of Las Vegas, NV and Lori Slattery of Mesa, AZ; a brother,: Maurice Carlson, Jr. of Centeria, WI; three sisters: Hazel Cook of Fallon, NV, Lorraine (husband John) Lease of San Antonio, TX and Karen Carlson of Denver CO, a sister-in-law: Eunice Carlson, Mitchell; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A brother, Dr. Willard Carlson of Mitchell, a sister, Harriet Carlin and her husband Jack, formerly of Mitchell and a sister-in-law Vera Carlson (Mrs. Maurice Carlson, Jr.) preceded her in death.
Arnold K. Anderson, 85, Irene, died Thursday, May 13, 1999 at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1913 to Andrew and Annie (Peterson) Anderson on the Anderson homestead, northwest of Irene in Yankton County.
He married Olga Helgager on May 24, 1934 in Olivet. They resided three and one-half miles south of Irene where he worked for C.N. Peterson as a thrashing machine operator and cattle feeder. In 1945, they took up residence at the C.N. Peterson homestead, one mile east and three-quarter miles south of Irene, where he continued to farm until retirement in 1987 at which time he and Olga moved into the town of Irene.
Some favorite hobbies included fishing, hunting and reading.
Survivors include his wife: Olga, two sons: Ralph of Scottsbluff, NE and Randy and wife Pam of Irene; one daughter: Mrs. Don (Karyn) Nelson of Yankton; two sisters: Esther Munson of Sioux City, IA and Gladys Hanson of Nama, ID; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
His parents, brother Lwellyn and sister Allma Rarick and Violet Anderson preceded him in death.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene. Burial followed in Turkey Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Irene.
Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 17 with the family present at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.