Obituaries Jeffrey Amundsen

Jeffrey M. Amundsen, 40, of Vermillion, died Sunday Aug. 22, at his home in Vermillion.

Jeff was born Feb. 2, 1959 in Vermillion to O.A. (Gus) and Marlene (Christensen) Amundsen. He attended the Vermillion schools and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1978. He entered the Navy in 1978, serving until 1983. He worked as a shift supervisor for McDonalds.

He is survived by his parents, Gus and Marlene Amundsen of Vermillion, a grandmother, Hazel Lindholm of Colman and a daughter, Janet Marie of Sioux Falls. He is also survived by two brothers: Edward and his wife Melody of Kansas City, KS, and Terry of Sioux Falls; three nephews: Joshua, Jeremy and Andrew; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Francis Cook

Funeral services for Francis Cook, 29, Lake Andes, were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999 at the Lake Andes Community Center in Lake Andes. Burial was in the Hill Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Dante. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.

Francis Adam Cook was born Oct. 16, 1969 in Vermillion, the son of George and Bernice (Blackmoon) Cook, Jr. He died Saturday, Aug. 21 at the IHS Hospital in Wagner, the result of an automobile accident.

Francis graduated from Elk Point/Jefferson High School at Elk Point.

Survivers include his girlfriend: Cora FlyingHawk of Lake Andes; two children: Charmine Ester Cook of Lake Andes, and Carmen Cook of Rapid City; mother and step-father, Bernice and Irvin Lindquist of Elk Point; four brothers: Wallace, Sr. of Vermillion, Joseph and Cyril, both of Sioux Falls and Frederick; three sisters: Nancy Cook of Sioux Falls, Henrietta Cook Markee of Vermillion, and Donna Mae Lindquist of Elk Point; and many relatives and friends.

Francis was preceded in death by his father.

David Logsdon

David J. Logsdon, 72, Omaha, NE, formerly of the Vermillion area, died Aug. 19, 1999 at Bishop Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, NE.

Funeral services were held Aug. 21 at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Omaha, with burial in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha. Roeders Mortuary, Omaha, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Logsdon was born April 26, 1927, at the family home in Beresford to Patrick S. and Josephine (Heeb) Logsdon. He attended rural Pioneer grade school, Beresford, and graduated from Beresford High School. He was a salesman and served in the United States military during the Korean War. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last six years.

He was a member of St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Omaha.

Mr. Logsdon married Ethelyn Anderson in 1952. She died in January 1967. He married Lillian B. Crabb in Omaha July 15, 1967.

He is survived by his wife: Lillian, Omaha; four sons: Harold, Mark and Scott Logsdon, all of Omaha, and Kevin (Sharri) Logsdon, Hoover, AL; three daughters: Cathy (David) Phillips and Nancy (Clyde) Robb, both of Omaha, and JoAnn (Brett) Kangas, Palmer, AK; two stepdaughters: Sharon (Byron) Christensen and Jody (Brett) Knutzen, Omaha; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters: Margaret Lass-Schmidt, Vermillion, Sylvia (Donald) Bonine, Jefferson, Eleanor (Dale) Schooley, Quartzite, AZ, Rosemary (Donald) Heirigs, Viborg, and Patricia (Keith) Clark, Lake in the Hills, IL; and one brother: Conrad Logsdon, Sioux City, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.

Selma Rasmussen

Selma Rasmussen of Vermillion died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 in Perris, CA at the home of her daughter, Shirley Risk.

Mrs. Rasmussen was born Nov. 4, 1905 in Canton. She married Arthur Rasmussen Nov. 20, 1931. She was a lifelong resident of Vermillion, and a longtime member of The Just To Be Club.

Survivors include one daughter: Shirley Risk, Perris, CA; one son: Merl Brattvet, Bowman, ND; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial services are pending.

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