Obituaries Charles Hollingsworth

Charles "Tim" Hollings-worth, 61, of Meckling, died Monday, June 12, 1999, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Charles was born Nov. 26, 1937 in Vermillion, to Leo and Ruda (Turner) Hollingsworth. He attended grade school and high school in Meckling, graduating in 1955. He married Janet Anderson on April 28, 1957 in Wakonda. Tim farmed the family farm north of Meckling all his life.

He was a past member of the Yankton Scramblers Cycle Club.

Survivors include his wife: Janet, of Meckling; his two sons: Rusty and wife Doneen of Pierre, and Tom and wife Laura of Vermillion; a brother: Bub Hollingsworth of Michigan; a sister: Rhoda Blaeser of Rapid City; five grandchildren: Shane, Matt, Morgan, Kyle and Whitney. His parents and a brother, Gene, preceded him in death.

The funeral service was 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was held 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. at the church. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of the arrangements.

Florence Zirges

Florence H. (Dahlberg) Zirges died in McKinney, TX June 15, 1999. She was born on Aug. 10, 1911 in Cottonwood. Orphaned at the age of nine, Florence and her four sisters and brother were raised by an aunt and uncle in rural Centerville. She attended The University of South Dakota from 1929 to 1931 and taught elementary and high school for seven years. She returned to the university in 1941 and received a B.S. degree in home economics in 1943. She did gourmet cooking in Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA following her graduation. In 1943 she took a position with the Omar Bakery in Omaha, NE creating recipes and doing experimental baking. On June 1, 1946, she married Norman F. Zirges, a widower with two sons, Frederick and Norman K. They had five children: Marilynn, Robert, Carolyn, Timothy and Jill. They moved to Texas in 1957.

She worked as a dietitian at Baylor Hospital from 1961 to 1971, and at the same position from 1971 to 1981 at Gaston Episcopal Hospital. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Dallas for almost 30 years and especially enjoyed singing in the choir. At the time of her death she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas. Her husband, three sisters, Gladys, Bernice and Myrtle and son, Frederick, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children; her brother: Marvin Dahlberg of Alcester; sister: Irene Powers of Molalla, OR; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Determined, patient, kind and optimistic through all the challenges of her life, she leaves an example of faith, grace, dedication to family and perseverance for all who loved her. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Dallas.

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