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Obituaries Helen Jelke

Helen M. Jelke, 88, Opelika, AL, died May 4, 1999 at the Care Center of Opelika.

Funeral services were held May 10 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Station, IN, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Portage, IN. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Opelika, AL, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jelke was born May 21, 1910 in Gary, IN. She had been a resident of Opelika for the past 16 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary there. She was a former member of the Chopin Choir of Gary, IN, and was house mother for Hoosier Boy's Town, also in Gary. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in Vermillion.

Mrs. Jelke is survived by a son: Ted (Carol) Jelke, Athens, GA; two sisters: Mary Agnes (John) Tonello, Hobart, IN, and Martha Ann Frew, Orchard, NY; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Pisarski; two brothers: John and Harry Pisarski; and three sisters: Stella Stanford, Nina McDanold and Frances Barsuko.

Wilbur Weiland

Wilbur A. "Willie" Weiland, 78, of Vermillion, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Wilbur was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Scotland to Leo and Annie (Podzimek) Weiland. He attended school in Scotland. He served in World War II and the Korean War.

He married LaVonne Hoffman on Aug. 10, 1942 in Hartington, NE. After the service, he worked for Grier Motor Co. in Vermillion as a mechanic. He later worked as a mechanic for the city of Vermillion for 22 years, retiring in 1984. After retirement, he worked part time for Vermillion Ford and also worked as a rural mail carrier.

Wilbur was a member of the VFW, Eagles and the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion.

He is survived by his wife: LaVonne of Vermillion; a daughter: Mrs. Jon (Pam) Jacobsen of Vermillion; a sister: Mildred Burnham of Lorenz, IA; and two grandchildren: Kase Allison and Kim Allison.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial will follow in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion with military graveside rites by the VFW Post #3061.

Royal Scott

Royal L. Scott, 92, Vermillion, died April 29, 1999 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were held May 2 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Stephen Perry officiating. Burial will be in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion, at a later date.

Mr. Scott was born in Vermillion on Nov. 29, 1906, to George W. and Josephine (Nothem) Scott. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1924.

Mr. Scott graduated magna cum laude from The University of South Dakota in 1928 with a degree in electrical engineering.

He went to work as a junior engineer for Westinghouse in Wilkinsburg, PA, and attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a master of science degree in mathematics in 1933.

After he was laid off at Westinghouse during the early years of the depression, he returned to Vermillion and worked for the Public Works Administration before joining the Soil Conservation Service.

He worked for the SCS in Winner and Rapid City, Mandan, ND, and Lincoln, NE, prior to starting employment Jan. 1, 1940 for the U.S. Army at Raritan Arsenal, NJ.

He married Cora Edwards in Winner on June 16, 1940.

Mr. Scott worked as an engineer and artillery technical writer for the Army at Raritan Arsenal in New Jersey until 1952 when the family moved to Huntsville, AL, where he worked in like capacities at Redstone Arsenal and later as a technical writer on rockets for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and NASA in Huntsville.

A highlight of Mr. Scott's service was receiving his retirement recognition from Wernher VonBraun. He and Cora returned to Vermillion in November, 1966.

He entered the SVVC Care Center on March 8.

He is survived by his wife: Cora; a daughter: Luann Ouellette, Vermillion; and a granddaughter: Lynn and her husband Matt Dassow, Billings, MT.

Gladys Stinson

Gladys E. Stinson, Vermillion, died May 6, 1999 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were held May 10 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion, with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

She was born in Vermillion to Richard E. and Elizabeth (Robinson) Stinson. She was a long-time administrative assistant for the Vermillion School District. She was an avid bridge player and a lifelong resident of Vermillion.

She is survived by a multitude of friends and former students.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Memorials may be directed to the Vermillion Senior Citizens Center or the Clay County Historical Society, Vermillion.

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