Obituaries Jack Wolhoy

Jack Wolhoy, age 78, of Yankton, died at his residence Thursday morning, May 27, 1999. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, at the Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, with Rev. Marilyn Stone officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton, with military graveside rites by the Ernest Bowyer VFW Post #791.

Jack was born March 9, 1921 to John and Lala (Mason) Wolhoy in Taopi, MN. He served in the US Army during WWII entering in April of 1942 and then was honorably discharged in January of 1946. He married Thelma Sophia Westeen Sept. 26, 1946 at Vermillion. They farmed together in the Meckling-Vermillion area and then later worked for Yankton Concrete and Goeden Construction for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post #791 and Cooties.

Survivors include one son: Jack Jr. (Mary) of Yorktown, IA; daughters: Margene (Dennis) Suhr of Bartlett, NE, Carolyn (George) Lurz of Norfolk, NE and Connie Johnson of Yankton; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother: Gene Wolhoy of Ashland, KY; and sisters: Lula House of Burlington, WY, Nancy Auch of Noesho, MO and Patty Roberts of Yankton. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, three sisters and one grandchild.

Mary Young

Mary Velma Young, 96, formerly of Wakonda, died Friday, May 28, 1999 in North Hollywood, CA.

She was born in Wilton Junction, IA, on March 18, 1903, to James Kelly Henley and Rose Mae (Howe) Henley. Her mother died when she was six years old. Her father tried to keep his family together, but it didn't work out and they were sent to a Catholic orphanage to be cared for, where Velma was taken by a family named Buckley to be raised on a farm near Wakonda. She attended Wakonda High School. She later moved to Neola, IA where she graduated from Neola High School. She received her nurses training in Pittsburgh, KS and the University Hospital in St. Louis. She returned to Wakonda in 1931, where she married Bill Young.

When her children were raised, she returned to nursing at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton and St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City, IA. She was also a member of a nursing registry in California, where she worked part time.

Survivors are daughters: Celeste Sands, Rosemarie Clancy, Patricia Young, all of North Hollywood, CA and Sheila Haughawout, Monticello, IN; sons: William C., Sacramento, CA, Patrick, El Toro, CA and John of North Hollywood; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was June 4 at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Wakonda. Interment was in St. Columkill Cemetery, ruralWakonda.

Memorials should be made to the Wakonda Booster Club Wood Floor project. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

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