Obituaries

Obituaries Nelson Eggleston

Nelson Eggleston, 58, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. His positive attitude and his refusal to give in to the disease were an inspiration to all who knew him.

He retired in 1982 after serving 22 years in the nuclear submarine service, four years of which were aboard the ill-fated USS Scorpion, transferring shortly before her loss in 1968. Upon retiring from the Navy, he completed his electrical engineering degree at North Carolina State University, graduating in 1991. He worked as a thermographer for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company until his medical retirement this year.

Nelson was born in Rock Valley, IA, the son of Alden and Della Eggleston, May 17, 1941.

Survivors include his wife: Sara Carr Eggleston; daughters: Donna Renshaw of Canterbury, CT, Carol Eggleston of Crivitz, WI, and her fiance David Jorgenson; stepsons: Gavin Carr and Michael Carr and wife Kathryn; grandchildren: Alexis, Duncan and Nicholas Carr; brother: Rollin Eggleston and wife Marge; and two sisters: Christine DePirro and husband Joseph of Orchard Park, NY, and Dr. Cleo Kosters of Burbank; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The special love Nelson and Sara shared was obvious to all who knew them. Nelson was devoted to his church, his family and his country. Work with Habitat for Humanity was especially fulfilling to him.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

A memorial service to celebrate Nelson's life was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Park Road Baptist Church, with Dr. Paul Hanneman, Dr. Allen Laymeon, and Dr. Gerald Worrell officiating. The family received friends in the narthex of the church immediately following the service.

Mildred Bogue

Mildred Bogue, 96, of Wayzata, MN, formerly of Vermillion, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Wayzata.

Services were July 5 at United Church of Christ in Vermillion. Burial was at BluffView Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Mrs. Bogue was born Sept. 24, 1902, in Ada, MN.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband: Jane and James Abts of Minnetonka, MN; three grandsons: Thomas, Richard and Daniel; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett A. Bogue.

Ruth Freng

Ruth J. Freng, 85, of Yankton, died Sunday, July 4, 1999 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Ruth Hagen was born September 25, 1913, at Volin, to Jorgen and Ragna (Roley) Hagen. She attended West Prairie School. As a young lady, she was active in 4-H and later in Extension club.

On Oct. 7, 1933, she married Hans Bjornebo, who had a few years prior, arrived from Norway. Hans died in 1956. She married Milton Freng in 1962. The couple lived on a farm northwest of Volin until 1990 when they moved to Yankton.

She had been a resident of Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene since December of 1998.

She was a member of the Faith United Lutheran Church, rural Volin.

Survivors include her husband: Milton of Yankton; one son: James (Donna) Bjornebo, Mission Hill; one daughter: Mrs. Clayton (Ruth) Gustad, Mission Hill; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers: Conrad and Kenneth of Yankton and Hilmar of Titusville, FL; many nieces, nephews and step-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held July 7 at Faith United Lutheran Church, rural Volin. Burial was in Trondhjem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Volin.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Florence Larson

Florence Larson, 70, Vermillion, died Friday, July 2 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Florence Berg was born June 21, 1929 in Milltown to Joseph and Margaret (Elsen) Berg. She attended the Milltown Country School and married Casper Larson on July 31, 1959 in Yankton. They moved to the Vermillion area in 1972, her husband died in 1997.

She is survived by two sons: Mike and Mel and his wife Jo all of Vermillion; two brothers: Cornelius Berg of Parkston and Bill Berg of Tripp; five sisters: Viola Murtha of Artesian, Nathalean Rempfer of Bridgewater, Eleanor Hohn of Montrose, LaVonne Mueller of Elko, NV and Mary Jane Stock of Pierce, CO; two granddaughters: Jenny and Molly Larson.

Her parents, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Services were held July 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. July 9 in Saron Cemetery in Menno. Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Perry Uhl

Dr. Perry L. Uhl, 61, Vermillion, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, from complications of cancer.

Perry was born July 4, 1937 in Rodney, IA, to Russell and Florence (Ferdig) Uhl. He graduated from Smithland Iowa High School in 1955. He married Janice Kraft on June 4, 1961 in Corwith, IA. He received his B.A. from Westmar College in LeMars in 1959, and his master of arts degree from Colorado State College in Greeley in 1963. He earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Ames in 1988.

Perry was an Iowa educator for over 28 years. He served as a teacher and coach in the Anthon-Oto (1959-1960) and Corwith (1960-1963) school districts. He was a principal in Roland (1963-1966), before becoming the superintendent of schools at Story City (1966-1969), Roland-Story (1969-1974), Estherville (1974-1978), and Northwood-Kensett (1978-1987) schools. He was a graduate assistant at Iowa State University while working on his Ph.D. in 1987-88.

For the past 11 years he was a professor of educational administration at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

He was active in many professional and community organizations. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was currently serving as a deacon. He just completed a five-year term on the South East South Dakota Activities Center (SESDAC) Board.

He was a member of the South Dakota Beadle Club, and also belonged to the American Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa, School Administrators of South Dakota, South Dakota School Superintendents' Association, Association of Curriculum and Development, Midwest Council of Educational Administration and National Staff Development Council.

He was a 21 year member of the Iowa Association of School Administrators serving as President 1984-85. He was an active member of Chamber and Development Boards in each community he served as superintendent of schools. He also served on several church boards and had been a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include his mother: Florence Ruchti of Mapleton, IA; his wife: Jan of Vermillion; one son: David and his wife JoEllen of Eden Prairie, MN; one daughter: Deborah and her husband Tim Reisner of Minneapolis, MN; one brother: Wilfred and wife Betty Uhl of Smithland, IA; one sister: Norma and husband Duane Reed of Atlantic, IA; six grandchildren: Taylor and Katelyn Uhl, and John, Zachary, Hannah and Noah Reisner.

He was preceded in death by his father: Russell, and stepfather: Merle Ruchti, a brother: Ron, and his parents-in-law: Carl and Martha Kraft.

Services were held July 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in Amsterdam Township Cemetery at Kanawha, IA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Dr. Perry L. Uhl Scholarship Fund at The University of South Dakota. Hansen Funeral home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Voudry

Kenneth Leon Voudry Sr. died suddenly on June 28, 1999, at Denver, CO.

Funeral services were held July 5 at BluffView Cemetery, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating.

He was born May 24, 1939 to Clarence Sr. and Mae Voudry.

Survivors include his children: Ken Voudry Jr. and family, Bellevue, NE, Karen Martin of Plattsmouth, NE, Candace Williams and family of Arkansas, Chris Voudry, Omaha, NE, Elizabeth Williams and family of Nebraska, Lawrence Voudry, Bellevue, NE; four brothers: Clarence Voudry Jr., of Vermillion, Don Voudry, Yankton, Jerry Voudry, Vermillion, Oswald (Butch) Voudry, Omaha, NE; three sisters: Mrs. Gene Sannes (Sally), Vermillion, Mrs. Ernie Namminga (Xinnia) Springfield, Mrs. Ken Gaetze (Jo), Vermillion; a special friend: Roberta Cowan, Denver, CO; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Mae Voudry, and two brothers: Ernie and Rick.

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